In the Year of COVID-19, Animals Are Blessed at St. John’s

October 5, 2020

On Oct. 4, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Georgetown held its first Sunday service in many weeks outside — across the street at the Hyde-Addison School playground.

Touring Egypt: From the Sublime to the Surreal

March 25, 2020

For the first two weeks of March, my main concerns were whether I was brave enough to ride a camel (no) and wondering out the window of an air-conditioned coach how anyone survived Cairo traffic. I was blissfully in Egypt with a former State Department colleague on a Road Scholar trip, “Beyond the Pharaohs: Egypt […]

Hillwood Romances Its Stones

March 12, 2020

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens gave museum supporters a look at “Natural Beauties, Exquisite Works of Mineral and Gems” at a Feb. 13 preview party, “Romancing the Stone.” Tony Cammarota, Michele Hartlove and Kate Evans Lluberes co-chaired the evening. Guests enjoyed various libations, a vodka luge and buffets in the visitor center. A silent auction […]

Dance Tribute to Marian Anderson

February 26, 2020

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton was the guest of honor at the National Portrait Gallery as the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company debuted “A Tribute to Marian Anderson” to honor the legendary opera singer and civil rights icon on Feb. 3. The exhibit “Marian Anderson One Life,” curated by Leslie Ureña is on view […]

‘Affair of the Heart’: Health in Style

February 13, 2020

The event, held on Feb. 4, supports the work of the Women’s Board of the American Heart Association, Greater Washington Region. Net proceeds go toward heart disease research grants.

Choral Arts Holiday: ‘Songs of the Season’

January 15, 2020

The Choral Arts Society of Washington held its 39th annual Holiday Concert and Gala at the Kennedy Center Dec. 16. With German Ambassador Emily Haber and her husband Hansjörg as honorary patrons, German heritage was reflected in several of the selections, under the baton of Artistic Director Scott Tucker, and during the postconcert dinner menu. […]

‘Iconic George!’ at Winter Show


The Washington Winter Show, Jan. 9 to 12 at American University’s Katzen Arts Center, is the first highlight of the new year. Ambassador of Barbados Noel Lynch was this year’s honorary diplomatic chair. The theme was “Iconic George!,” which featured selections from the Winterthur Collection. Events included a Jan. 9 preview night, lecture and luncheon […]

Choral Arts Holiday: ‘Songs of the Season’

December 23, 2019

With German Ambassador Emily Haber and her husband Hansjörg as honorary patrons, German heritage was reflected in several of the program selections, under the baton of Artistic Director Scott Tucker.

‘Neverland’ at Shakespeare Theatre Gala

November 20, 2019

On Nov. 4, the Shakespeare Theatre Company hosted its 27th annual gala, “A Journey Through Neverland,” at Sidney Harman Hall, preceded by dinner and a silent auction at the National Building Museum. The evening raised over $1.15 million in support of STC’s arts education and community engagement programs, under the leadership of new Artistic Director […]

Celebrating Restore Mass Ave

November 6, 2019

Colombian Ambassador Francisco Santos hosted a reception Oct. 23 at his residence with the board of Restore Mass Ave, honoring the “re-greening of Embassy Row,” which has seen a 13-percent tree canopy growth in ten years. Santos noted that Colombia “is the most biodiverse country in the world” and offered his support, as he remarked […]