Welcome to the Georgian Center's April Newsletter!

We hope to make these monthly newsletter a fun and informational space for all those interested in Georgia and the region. You can think of us as your on-stop shop for Georgia-related news in the US and beyond. 

Georgia in the News

Chinese investment is turning to Georgia's airline industry!  MyWay Airlines, a Chinese-backed Georgian startup, has some exciting plans for expansion.

Congrats to the Georgian National Rugby Team for taking home first place in the 2018 Rugby Europe Championship!
Georgian wine is making headlines!  According to the Guinness World Records, Georgia has been officially named as the home of the earliest-recorded wine!  The Guardian also showcased the "qvevri renaissance" that has put Georgia at the forefront of winemaking fashion.

The New York Times
reviews "Our Blood is Wine," a new documentary about winemaking in Georgia. 

Many white South African farmers who lost land in their home country are finding unlikely new homes in rural Georgia.  JamNews takes a closer look at these immigrant families.
Watch BBC reporter Michael Portillo as he traverses the legendary Trans-Caucasus Railway, unlocking the magic of Georgia along the way.

The Calvert Journal showcases the unique beauty of Tbilisi's iconic 'Italian' courtyards

Californians rejoice! New Georgian restaurant "Bevri" is opening in Palo Alto, CA!

Unsurprisingly, Tbilisi snagged a place in
Buzzfeed's list of "11 Totally Underrated Food Cities Around the World."

Forbes says "
cheese pizza" is Georgia's national dish.  They also use words like "molten goodness" and "veritable dairy tsunami" to describe it.

Hungry yet? Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown's website showcases the recipe for

All out of ingredients, you say? Fear not! Georgian spices are for order


“The wood is decked in light green leaf.
The swallow twitters in delight.
The lonely vine sheds joyous tears
Of interwoven dew and light.

Spring weaves a gown of green to clad
The mountain height and wide-spread field.
O when wilt thou, my native land,
In all thy glory stand revealed?”

"Spring" by Ilia Chavchavadze

Around DC

APRIL 5 - Georgian Center in partnership with the Embassy of Georgia invites you to attend the Georgian Culture Night, an annual celebration of Georgian culture. Join us for a fun evening of entertainment, art, and Georgian wine! Tickets start at $10, and $20 will get you a ticket and bottle of Georgian wine. 

MAY 9 - Register early for an upcoming day-long conference at CSIS honoring the centennial of the First Republic of Georgia.  The list of scheduled speakers is impressive, including a number of Georgian politicians, US Ambassadors to Georgia, and other important regional actors.

We're excited to introduce the
very first Georgian Dance Ensemble in the DMV area led by our talented choreographer, Ani Kandelaki!  Interested in joining? They meet every Sunday from 1-2 at Chevy Chase Ballroom. No experience necessary! Check out their Facebook group or email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tickets are now on sale for Synetic Theater's upcoming production of Titus Andronicus by Georgian Director Paata Tsikurishvili.  Subscriptions for the 2018-19 season here.

Artechouse, co-founded by its Georgian Artistic Director Sandro Kereselidzecelebrates spring and the cherry blossom season with “Cherry Blossom Dream.” This large-scale installation incorporates elements of Japanese culture and tradition with interactive elements including augmented reality visible through the Artechouse mobile app. The project also offers the first immersive and interactive food experience in DC. General tickets are $15, and $85 gets you an unforgettable dining experience!  The whole installation continues through May 6.

The Freer|Sacklerpresents its newest exhibit, “To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia.” It brings together about thirty of the finest historical Central Asian ikat hangings and coats from the Freer|Sackler collections, donated by Guido Goldman, as well as seven of Oscar de la Renta’s iconic creations. Through July 29.

Jobs and More

The Estonian Development Cooperation is providing scholarships for Georgian students to attend summer university programs on a range of subjects.  Application deadline April 15th.

The Aghsavali Choir has an opportunity to perform at the Ketevan World Sacred Music Festival in India! 
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