The theme was “Fly Me to the Moon” for the annual Georgetown Gala at the Italian Embassy Oct. 24 with a definite 1960s Sinatra and “Mad Men” vibe — and Georgetowners responded by getting down and dancing to “Shout” and other popular tunes. The ball is the main fundraiser for the Citizens Association of Georgetown, the town’s biggest booster and protector.
Gala co-chairs Jennifer Altemus, Colleen Girouard and Robin Jones brought back Danny Meyers and his D.C. Love band.
There was a silent auction and then a live auction, called by Griff Jenkins of Fox News. The after party put deejay Trophy Brothers on the stage. The main dinner buffet was by Cafe Milano catering — with pizza baked outside later in the night.
Councilman Jack Evans and his Michele were the gala’s honorees. Jack is the longest-serving District councilmember, and Michele is involved in many community projects. CAG President Pamla Moore in her presentation to the couple — who live on P Street with their six children — said, “Everyone in the room can look around at someone whose life has been touched by the Evanses.”