Thursday, October 2, 2008

Taste of Georgetown

I have to admit my ventures into Georgetown usually consist of the movie theater, the Anthropologie sale section, alright, alright, all the sale sections...and a favorite gelato spot. Aside from a post Dean & Deluca post-shopping snack, I RARELY eat in Georgetown. Granted, Georgetown is filled with renowned restauarants, but most of the then are a little too eminent for my wallet.

If you are the same way, and even if you aren't a great way to check out the many fabulous Georgetown restaurants is the upcoming Taste of Georgetown. Five dollars gets you one tasting and a complementary wine. If you spend $20, you can five tasting (all for the price of 4!). Participating restaurants include:

o 1789
o Agraria
o Baked & Wired
o Bangkok Joe's
o Café Bonaparte
o Chadwick's
o Clyde's
o Fahrenheit Restaurant
o Filomena Ristorante
o Hook
o J Paul's
o La Chaumiere
o Los Cuates
o Martin's Tavern
o Mendocino Grille
o Mie N Yu
o Morton's the Steakhouse
o Neyla
o Nick's Riverside Grille
o Old Glory BBQ
o Paolo's
o Ristorante Piccolo
o Rugby
o Sea Catch Restaurant
o Tacklebox
o Third Edition
o Tony & Joe's

Taste of Georgetown
Saturday, October 11, 2008
11am - 4pm

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Duke Ellington Jazz Festival

DC may not have hosted infamous Harlem Renaissance, but since the 1900's DC has been a foundational national outlet for the expression of African American culture, namely, jazz music. And a main staple of DC's rich history is Duke Ellington, a jazz pioneer.

Today, Wednesday October 1st is the beginning of the week-long Duke Ellington jazz festival. Concerts associated with the event are happening all over the city, and many of them are FREE!

There are so many options, and the schedule website is incredibly easy to use, so there is definitely sometime for every jazz (or even non-jazz) lover out there!

Free Film(s) at the Hirshorn

Well, I know that I'll be glued to my television on Thursday night, but if for some (crazy) reason the upcoming vice-presidential debate doesn't interest you, check out a night of free short films at the Hirshhorn Museum.

The Spanish embassy is partnering with the museum to bring films from one of the well-acclaimed film festivals in Barcelona, LOOP. The Hirshhorn website boasts "new media arts, cinematic work, artists' films, and documentaries provide a wide range of uncommon fare for discerning cinephiles and casual movie fans alike." Please note that some of the material may be for mature audiences only.

Hirshhorn Museum
Thursday, October 2, 2008