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The Royal Ballet Performs 'Don Quixote' at Kennedy Center

June 1, 2015

Great Britain's acclaimed The Royal Ballet returns with the U.S. premiere of Carlos Acosta's new Don Quixote at The Kennedy Center's Opera House June 9-14, 2015.

The story follows the eccentric knight and his loyal squire--and young lovers Kitri and Basilio--through hilarious misadventures in search of true love. The ballet is filled with spectacular sets and costumes, gypsy dancers and musicians, and virtuoso dancing.

Production and Choreography by Carlos Acosta, after Marius Petipa. Music by Ludwig Minkus, arranged by Martin Yates

PRINCIPAL CASTING (Kitri and Basilio) subject to change:
Marianela Nunez, Carlos Acosta – Tue., June 9 & Fri., June 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Sarah Lamb, Federico Bonelli – Wed., June 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Iana Salenko, Steven McRae – Thu., June 11 at 7:30 p.m., Sat. June 13 at 1:30 p.m.
Natalia Osipova, Matthew Golding – Sat., June 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Roberta Marquez, Alexander Campbell – Sun., June 14 at 1:30 p.m.
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Pool Opens May 1st!

April 26, 2015

Living Well Health Club at the Washington Hilton (Photo by: Living Well Health Club at the Washington Hilton

Living Well Health Club swim pool at the Washington Hilton opens May 1 with a six-month swimming season through October 31st!

There's an outdoor bar and room service available, plus a full fitness center inside.

Various types of memberships are available including fitness only, fitness & pool, personal training and pool only. 

Check out their current promotion of first month free for any year-round membership and $100 off pool memberships.

Minutes from Georgetown, Living Well at the Washington Hilton offers a unique combination of a professional health club and outdoor swim pool within a world-class hotel.

For more information, call a membership specialist at 202.483.4100

Living Well Health Club at the Washington Hilton is located at 1919 Connecticut Avenue.


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Georgetown House Tour This Saturday

April 23, 2015

3316 R Street NW (Photo by: David P. Sloane) 3316 R Street NW

Mark your calendar for the 2015 Georgetown House Tour on Saturday, April 25th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Celebrating its 84th year, this is the oldest, most prestigious house tour in the country. This year’s Georgetown House Tour, featuring 10 historic homes, is hosted by the historic St. John’s Church and sponsored by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, Long & Foster Real Estate, Christie’s International Real Estate and Beasley Real Estate.

Barbara Wolf and Colman Riddell are returning as co-chairs of the tour. “This ambitious self-guided walking tour offers unique insights into Georgetown’s thriving new cultural district, as well as its coveted, historic homes” said Barbara Wolf. The proceeds from the tour benefit the outreach ministries of St. John's church, including the Georgetown Ministry Center, Jubilee Jobs, DC Volunteer Lawyers and the Salvation Army Grate Patrol, as well as the upkeep of St. John's, which on a daily basis provides meeting space for an array of community organizations including support groups, schools and older adults. 

Included on the tour is the not-to-be-missed Parish Tea in Blake Hall at the historic St. John's Church located at 3240 O Street. In long-standing tradition, this lovely tea features homemade tea sandwiches and sweets. You may walk in at any time between 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to delight in what the house tour volunteers are serving!

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here.

Enter to win two free tickets by answering questions on Facebook, Twitter (gtownhousetour) and Instagram. Answers are due by Friday, April 17th at 8:00 pm to to be entered in the drawing.

For more information about the Georgetown House Tour, call the information line at 202.338.2287 or St. John’s Church at 202.338.1796.

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