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Brilliance at Bistrot Lepic: Diplomatic Icon Didi Cutler

April 24, 2018

Cyrille Brenac, Managing Partner, and Claude Brenac, Bistro Lepic & Wine Bar (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Cyrille Brenac, Managing Partner, and Claude Brenac, Bistro Lepic & Wine Bar

The Washington Post's Tom Sietsema wrote recently of Georgetown's jewel Bistro Lepic & Wine Bar: "My reunion [with the restaurant] reminded me why snails baked in garlic butter and floating island are icons right up there with Catherine Deneuve." 


Sunday, an icon of Washington's diplomatic community Isabel "Didi" Cutler, who served with her husband former U.S. Ambassador Walter Cutler in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Congo-Zaire and Iran, delighted guests with beautiful images of her time on the Arabian penninsula and other coasts at an intimate showing hosted by Cyrille and Claude Brenac at the bistro.  

A photo of the Persian Gulf by Didi Cutler (Photo by: Did Cutler) A photo of the Persian Gulf by Didi Cutler


Jan du Plain, Lloyd and Ann Hand, Robert Devaney, Neshan Naltchayan, Marianna Ohe and Mary Bird raised flutes of champagne to Didi and her art. Photos of the Persian Gulf were so beautiful they swept guests like the outgoing tide, deep into a dream state.  

Beth Solomon of CARE and Jan du Plain of Cultural Tourism DC (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Beth Solomon of CARE and Jan du Plain of Cultural Tourism DC

"The desert inspired me to photograph," Didi wrote. "The never-ending variations of color, form, and texture, the sensations of sands stretching endlessly to the horizon, the feeling of serenity, the formidable emptiness, all elicited in me a compulsion to capture the essence of this magnificent terrain." 

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An Evening of Classical Music at the French Embassy April 27th

April 16, 2018

The International Club of DC and the Russian Chamber Arts Society invite you to the Embassy of France for a delightful evening of classical music on April 27, 2018 from 7:00 until 9:00 pm.


The concert is followed by a reception of delectable desserts and wine. You are welcome to attend on your own or with friends.


Tickets for the rare delight of a classical concert at the French Embassy featuring the world-renowned performers are only $55 for a limited time.


The Restless Heart: Experience a delightful performance featuring internationally acclaimed singers performing an evening of Old Russian, Gypsy (Romani) and folk songs of passion, longing and love.

After the concert meet other guests in attendance during the wine and dessert reception. Space is limited so please reserve your tickets early. 

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Sunday Concerts at The Phillips Collection

March 21, 2018

The Sunday Concerts at the Phillips are the longest continuously running series in Washington, DC. Put together by Duncan Phillips’s assistant Elmira Bier, who served as the first Director of Music at The Phillips Collection, this series has run for over 75 years. The performances regularly feature celebrated domestic and international performers, pieces from classic to living composers, and an astonishing amount of debuts and premiers. Performers range from established, well-regarded artists to promising young musicians.


The series runs each Sunday from October through May, and performances take place in the beautiful Music Room. The art hanging on the walls of the Music Room is regularly curated to fit with the themes of each concert. The setting of music performances not only within a museum but in a room specifically designed to contain music with art adds to the signature aspects of Phillips Music.

Performances begin promptly at 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted. General admission seating is first-come, first-served beginning 45 minutes prior to concert start time. Tickets are $40, $20 for members and students with ID; museum admission for that day is included. Only two tickets can be purchased at membership price for each member. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.


The Phillips Collection is located at 1600 21st Street NW.

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