3259 M Street, NW courtesy Roots
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From a press release:
“Roots the open-air lifestyle brand with a rich heritage and portfolio of premium apparel, handcrafted leather goods, footwear, and accessories, continues its U.S. expansion with the opening of a 3,550 square-foot ‘Roots Cabin’ store in Georgetown on August 9 (3259 M St. NW Washington, D.C. 20007) and a second 3,200 square-foot location on August 10 at Pentagon City Mall (1100 S Hayes St. Arlington, VA 22202). Both new stores unite the worlds of cabin and city through modern design and innovation, bringing the Roots brand to life.
Roots is celebrating 45 years of authenticity with the philosophy that Roots products should feel as good as they look. Initially inspired by the rugged beauty of Algonquin Provincial Park and Canada’s great outdoors, Roots is bringing its unmistakable style and uncompromising comfort to Washington, D.C., by introducing its premium brand and products.
“We are confident the distinct character of Roots is an excellent fit for the Washington D.C. market,” said Jim Gabel, Roots President and CEO. “We are committed to offering a unique shopping experience that facilitates a deeper consumer interaction with our products in a visually engaging environment. Through our two new stores and on Roots.com, D.C. consumers will have more opportunities to engage with our brand.”
One of just six in North America, the ‘Roots Cabin’ design offers an enhanced retail experience. The award-winning ‘Roots Cabin’ store design evokes the comforts of a modern cabin, bringing Roots style to life. The store includes a customization workshop where consumers can personalize their very own handcrafted leather bags and jackets; a Salt & Pepper Sweat Bar; fitting rooms featuring iconic Greater Washington D.C. area landscapes; a comfortable lounge to read about the Roots history and charging stations; and a heritage art wall displaying images of many prominent brand ambassadors over the years.
As part of its further expansion into the U.S. market, Roots’ entry into Washington D.C. comes on the heels of the opening of three new locations in the Greater Boston area in June 2018.”
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You are cordially invited to the Embassy of Austria for a thrilling evening with Mozart. What a better way to spend Christmas and Hannukah! Our full orchestra and lead singers, some of whom sing at the Met, will appeal to teens as they begin their journey to the classics! We expect to be sold out soon…..
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Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria
Julien Benichou, Conductor
Kevin Short as Figaro
Manna K. Jones as Susanna
Stephen Powell as Count Almaviva
Laquita Mitchell as Contessa
Anna Kelly as Cherubino
Maggie Polglaze as Barbarina
John Gibney as Bartolo
Leah Heater as Marcellina
Christopher Jon Hartung as Antonio & Don Curzio
Narration provided by Robin Phillips
Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
Doors Open/Cocktails 6:30 pm
Performance including Intermission 7:15 pm
Wine Reception with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres 9:15 to 10:30 pm
Box Seats $250
Orchestra Reserved $150
Seniors (over 65 years old) Unreserved $80 [sold out]
Students with ID $50
Come solve a crime that took place in Takoma Park 130 years ago!
HouseMouse Books and Vintage is excited to announce the debut of Escape the Bookshop II, our new limited-run escape room experience. Escape the Bookshop II is a unique group puzzle game that is based on a real crime that took place in Takoma Park around 130 years ago. It is designed and created by HouseMouse to be played in our atmospheric little bookshop. This is not your typical corporate escape room and makes for a memorable evening out with friends or family!
Bookings are now open for game dates in January through April 2024. The game generally takes place Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM but special arrangements can be made upon request. It is designed to be played by a group of 3 to 6 people (ages 16+) and lasts for one hour. No prior escape room experience is needed to enjoy the game.
Four talented storytellers. Four unbelievable stories. Three are true. One is false. Can you spot the liar? Listen. Laugh. Interrogate. Vote. And then brace yourself for the shocking truth!
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