Joyeux Noel for Opera Society

December 30, 2022

Under the patronage of French Ambassador Philippe Etienne, the Washington Opera Society celebrated the holidays with song at the Embassy of France on Dec. 13. Following a cocktail reception, guests […]

‘The Stars Shine’ for Piano Arts Council

December 21, 2022

The Washington International Piano Arts Council chose “The Stars Shine upon Your Path” as the theme of its black tie holiday celebration at the City Tavern Club on Dec.16.  The […]

Sitar Arts Center’s Create Change Gala at Planet Word 

November 5, 2022

Charles DeSantis and David McDermott co-chaired the Sitar Arts Center 2022 Create Change Benefit Gala & Auction on Oct. 20 at Planet Word on 13th Street NW. The annual event […]

‘The Magic Flute’ Sells Out at Austrian Embassy

October 6, 2022

The Washington Opera Society presented Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” to a sold-out audience at the Embassy of Austria on Sept. 23. Headlining the world-class production was Maestro Julien Benichou conducting […]

Meridian to New Ambassadors: Visit Many U.S. States

September 29, 2022

Meridian Center for Diplomatic Engagement hosted a “Welcome to Washington” reception for newly arrived ambassadors at its headquarters in the historic Meridian House and White-Meyer House on Sept.14. The pleasant weather allowed guests […]

Sitar on the Piazza Enchants at I Ricchi 

September 22, 2022

On a sun-lit Sept. 8 evening, more than 115 supporters of Sitar Arts Center gathered on Ristorante i Ricchi’s patio on 19th Street NW to enjoy delicious i Ricchi delicacies, […]

Trees for Georgetown Celebrates at Historic P St. Home 

September 15, 2022

The fall Trees for Georgetown Garden party is the all-volunteer committee’s main fundraising event. After a two-year absence, this year the Sept. 11 event was back in full force. The morning rain […]

Embassy Social Secretaries, Cultural Attachés Fêted at Meridian House

July 28, 2022

On an unusually steamy July 20 evening, Meridian International Center hosted a reception honoring embassy social secretaries and cultural attachés. The quite elegant gathering had the pleasure of hearing remarks by […]

Kirchick’s ‘Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington’

July 18, 2022

In her final Q&A Café interview of the season, Carol Joynt hosted James Kirchick, author of “Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington,” at the George Town Club on […]

The Showstopping Hats of Mae Reeves at Hillwood

July 14, 2022

Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens have always been the most gracious venue for everything that fashion icon Marjorie Merriweather Post lived and bequeathed to the nation. It was therefore a fitting […]