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bullet Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore art thou, Romeos? Feeling romantically inclined andseeking the perfect venue? The historic Morrison-Clark
Inn is introducing a new “In Love with Shakespeare” package for couples that features deluxeovernight accommodations, a Shakespearean sonnet lefton couples’ pillows at turndown each evening, asumptuous pre-theatre dinner at the Inn’s elegant Morrison-Clark Restaurant, transportation to and fromthe Shakespeare Theatre, and a continental breakfast the next morning.“Much Ado about Nothing” runs November 5 through January 5, “The Silent Woman,” by Ben Johnson runsfrom January 21, 2003 through March 9, and “Richard III” plays March 25, 2003 until May 18, 2003. For moreinformation or reservations, call (202)898-1200 or visitwww.morrisonclark.com.

bulletWhat’s in a name? The former Watergate Hotel (that was renamed the Swissotel Washington briefly)has been renamed the Watergate Hotel again. The hotel has decided to actively promote its 14-story rooftopvenue, the perfect vantage for viewing up and down The Potomac River -past the Kennedy Center and MemorialBridge on one vista and into the center of Georgetown’s Harbor and beyond Key Bridge on the other. Newcelebratory vodka drinks have been introduced at the bar including The Nixon Nectar, The Apple-Gate, theBob Stoli-Doli, and The Foggy Bottom. What, no Deep Throat elixir? The rooftop was the scene for arecent rocking After-Party for the Hispanic Heritage Awards. Ricky Martin, who was honored at the event,partied on the rooftop, then repaired to his room downstairs at the hotel afterwards.

Photo by John Harrington

bulletIn other celebrity sighting news: The King of Rock n’ Roll’sdaughter Lisa Marie Presley (in town to testify beforeCongress about the overmedication of children with AttentionDeficit Disorder), Muhammed Ali, Shirley MacLaine, WoodyAllen and Soon Yi Previn, Bo Derek, Larry King, JesseVentura and Mia Hamm have all been recent guests at TheOceanaire Seafood Room. Oceanaire features fresh seafoodflown in daily from around the world; the restaurant, loungeand bar has a 250-seat dining room reminiscent of an elegant 1930s style ocean liner.

bulletThe Hay-Adams’s recently restored Off the Record Bar reopened on October 10 with a “Really BigEvent.” Eight thousand dollars was raised at auction to adopt an endangered baby Asian elephant.The funds will care for the little tyke (whose moniker is “Hay-Adams”)throughout his lifetime. BartenderJohn Boswell recently returned from a four-month stint as a volunteer at the Thai Elephant ConservationCenter in Northern Thailand, where efforts have been underway to help elephants who have fallen prey topoachers, or become sick and injured from loss of environment and poor treatment.

bulletIn other news about elephants, it was farewell to the PartyAnimals. The elephant and donkey sculptures, the largestpublic arts project in the history of D.C., were auctioned offat the end of last month. As we bid them adieu, we know thecity’s remaining party animals will keep going strong.

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