Well it only took six year, RIP ESPN Zone, but Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th is officially coming to their former space near E Street Cinema. Still waiting to see if Nordstrom Rack takes over the former Barnes & Noble space at 12th and E St, NW.
“This summer, National Geographic will bring an extraordinary cultural experience to Washington, D.C. THE GREEKS: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great is an exceptional journey through 5,000 years of Greek history and culture. This exhibition features more than 500 priceless treasures—many of which have never been on display outside of Greece. Washington, D.C. is the only east coast museum to host the exhibit. We expect to draw visitors from New York to Richmond for this exhibition, as it is the largest and most comprehensive survey of Greek culture in a generation.
Featuring collections from 22 national museums in Greece, THE GREEKS tells the unique story of one of the world’s greatest ancient civilizations. Visitors will encounter the early origins of Greek writing and art from the Cycladic and Minoan cultures of the Aegean, meet the Mycenaean rulers and priestesses, the warriors of Sparta, the heroes, athletes and philosophers of Classical Greece and Alexander, the king that would spread Greek culture throughout the world—giving rise to civilization as we know it. The exhibition explores pivotal moments that led to the birth of Western democracy, modern art, science, medicine, theater and sports.
In addition to this blockbuster exhibit, join National Geographic this summer as we host events celebrating all things Greek—talks, tastings, tours and toga parties, this event lineup is not-to-be-missed!
National Geographic Museum
1145 17th Street NW
Open Daily 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
June 1 – October 10
The museum will close early at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 2.”
19th Street’s recent closings continue with Olivia’s. Olivia’s opened up last summer in the former G Street Food space just south of Dupont. Perhaps, I should’ve given more weight to their description:
“We have absolutely no idea what we are doing. But here we are. And we have found our love and passion…food and more food! Finding fresh and local produce & meat and turning into a culinary masterpiece is what we do. Creating home made dishes with simple ingredients. Nothing fancy, nothing foo-foo…just delicious food.”
“To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Tennis Channel’s coverage of the French Open, Tennis Channel has partnered with Trade Center Management Associates at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center to create the first U.S. public viewing space dedicated to the tournament here in our nation’s capital. The First Counsellor, Mr. Patrick Lachaussee, will speak briefly about sports diplomacy and then flip the switch on the viewing screen, officially opening the venue to the public. Remarks will also be provided by Robyn Miller, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Tennis Channel, and John P. Drew, President and CEO of Trade Center Management Associates (TCMA).
Events like these build a cultural bridge through sports, and Trade Center Management Associates, the manager of the Reagan Building’s daily activities, is proud to be hosting an event that helps further their mission of uniting the international and D.C. community.
Where: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Woodrow Wilson Plaza 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
When: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM; Monday, May 23rd
What: Official opening of the first U.S. public viewing space dedicated to the French Open
This is a free, public event. A 14 ft. screen located at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza will show live coverage from Paris May 23-27 from 7 AM – 7 PM daily.“