Weekend Round Up December 20, 2012

The 13th Hour

December 21 at 7:30 p.m.| $15.00 | Rnewman@ellingtonarts.org | Tel: 202.337.4825 | Event Website

The Duke Ellington School of the Arts senior class of 2013 presents – “The 13th Hour” -- an exhilarating variety/fashion show featuring musical performers, poets, dancers and runway models. The show is a modern mix of New York Fashion week; Broadway and American Idol fused into one fantasical evening.


Duke Ellington Theatre, 3500 R St., NW


December 21 at 9 p.m. | CRISTINAH@MAPPLLC.COM | Tel: 202.2441882 | Event Website

Come eat, drink, dance and indulge yourselves to the fun and upbeat tunes of the very popular Sean Fleming Band playing at the lengendary Dancing Crab Restaruant.

Book your table now as space is limited.


4615 Wisconsin Ave., NW

Christmas in Fairfax

December 22nd, 2012 at 07:00 PM | Free | Event Website

In what has become one of the area’s most popular concerts, the City of Fairfax Band once again joins forces with the Fairfax Choral Society on a Musicological Journey through the Twelve Days of Christmas. Bring the kids and enjoy John Lyon’s humorous rendering of " ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas," and be sure to arrive early to visit with Santa.


3501 Rebel Run; Fairfax, Va. 22030

Carols by Candlelight

December 23rd, 2012 at 06:00 PM | Free | tickets@cathedral.org | Tel: (202) 537-2228 | Event Website

Sunday, December 23, 6 pm

Monday, December 24, 6 pm

Favorite carols, beautiful Christmas music and lit candles help to tell again the ancient story of the birth of the Prince of Peace.


3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Festival Holy Eucharist

December 24th, 2012 at 10:00 PM | Free | tickets@cathedral.org | Tel: 2025372228 | Event Website

Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24, 10 pm

Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, 11 am

The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop of Washington, will preach at the services on Christmas Eve and the Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the cathedral, will preach Christmas morning at 11 am.


3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Dec 20, 2012 at 5:01 PM Mike

In the spirit of Christmas and in remembrance of those …
Please turn out on the 24th of December for a new “Georgetown Tradition” at Dusk as a bagpipe player leads a procession of all who wish to join in making his way along R Street from Oak Hill Cemetery to High Street (Now Wisconsin Avenue) and down to St. John’s Episcopal Church along Beall Street (O St.). The bagpiper will be greeted by the parishioners of the Church at a little after 5:00 PM at a reception to play a couple Christmas tunes.
…Dunbartonshire was a part of Georgetown where many a Scotsman and Scotswoman came to become citizens and to help build this great City & Nation!

On Christmas Eve 1846 Henry Clayton Copperthite was christened at Saint John’s on Antigua. Shortly thereafter his parents who were indentured servants made their way to America.
Henry was stationed during the Civil War at Georgetown College as a 14 year old Wagon Driver for the 79th Highlanders of NY.
Penniless but a newly minted American Citizen he returned to Georgetown and along with his wife Johanna O’Neil Copperthite established the largest Pie Baking concern in the Country. Henry worked to build the Speedway now part of the Mall and West Potomac Park, co-founded the Humane Society, helped restore St. John’s Church, and many other historic landmarks in the city. He was an inventor, and an advocate for worker rights, and by 1914 the Connecticut~Copperthite Pie Baking Company of Georgetown employed 15,000 workers, had 230 wagons, 600 horses, and was turning out over 50,000 pies a day. He is but one of hundreds of Scottish Americans buried in Oak Hill who fought in the Civil War, the Spanish War, The Great War and WWII. These people were policemen, firefighters, shop keepers, laymen, statesmen, & community leaders who helped make up the fabric of our society. We honor Henry and all of those citizens of the greatest city and ask you to remember and pay tribute to those who came before us on this the eve of all eves.

Two Thousand Thirteen marks the One Hundred and Twenty Fifth Anniversary of the Connecticut~Copperthite Pie Baking Company of Georgetown.

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