From a press release:
“F1® Arcade, the world’s first official Formula 1® simulator racing experience to put socializing at its core, announces the opening of its second U.S. venue in the Nation’s Capital. F1® Arcade will bring an experiential aspect to D.C.’s popular Union Market District in Summer 2024 (440 Penn Street NE, Washington DC 20002), joining an already diverse lineup of dining and retail options in the growing Northeast neighborhood. Racers can enjoy unforgettable fun with state-of-the-art racing simulators, all while savoring the globally inspired food and cocktail menu crafted to enhance their visit. Whether a beginner or a pro, there’s a thrilling immersive experience waiting for Washingtonians and visitors through the doors of F1® Arcade.
F1® Arcade’s expansion in the US comes after record-breaking attendance at last season’s FORMULA 1 ARAMCO UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX in Austin and this year’s FORMULA 1 CRYPTO.COM MIAMI GRAND PRIX selling out with 270,000 fans, up 30,000 from 2022. Since the opening of its flagship London venue in late 2022, F1® Arcade has seen more than 8,000 fans and non-fans visiting each week to enjoy competitive socializing at its finest.
The F1® Arcade space, covering 17,500 square feet and a further 1,500 square feet in outdoor space, boasts an enormous feature cocktail bar, several imposing F1®-circuit inspired ceiling chandeliers and vibrant race telemetry wall neons. The D.C. location takes inspiration from the world of Formula 1®, with more than 80 bespoke full-motion racing simulators, designed with world-leading simulator design company Vesaro, in collaboration with the F1® motorsport design team. The concept will bring further excitement to the Union Market District with Watch Party experiences and a weekend DJ series that will create the perfect vibe for guests to escape the ordinary and dive into a world of high octane speed and pure entertainment.
As well as racing, guests can enjoy a late night bar with outstanding menus. F1® inspired drinks include Champagne cocktails, local craft beers from hand selected partners and an imaginative non-alcoholic ‘Designated Driver’ menu. The adrenaline-fueled venue also incorporates a range of cutting-edge tech features that enhance the social gaming experience including the innovative ‘F1® Arcade Hub’ where guests can create personal driver profiles and immerse themselves in a world tailored to their individual preferences and achievements.”
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You are cordially invited to the Washington Opera Society’s exclusive Christmas/Hannukah Party!
We are pleased to welcome our great opera stars to the company!
Juliette Di Bello, Manuela Tomasz Korossy, Kristin Sampson from the NY City Opera Company, and Kevin Short of the Metropolitan Opera.
Don’t miss this unique holiday concert of seasonal favorites and hit arias from the operatic repertoire sung by our cast of stellar singers. Maestro Benichou will bring his infectious energy as he leads the WOS Festival Ensemble in an evening sure to remember. Glad tidings!
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…..
Get your tickets now!
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
Join the Terrells and many other local artists for a holiday party at The Fillmore School in Georgetown from 6-8pm on Saturday, December 16th. There will be open studios, live music, chair massages, and local businesses with holiday specials. This