This Week: April 23-29

Spring is in full swing in Washington, my little spring chickens! There is shopping (with discounts), brunch and outdoor markets to satisfy your appetites for leisure all week long. And, of course, there is also the slew of spring charity functions. Enjoy the week!

Monday

The Bitches will be enjoying chocolate and fashion for charity at the Heart of the America’s Charity in Chocolate. The event includes chef tasting stations, a chocolate fashion show, auctions and an open bar. Proceeds benefit the Heart of America Foundation, which provides books to impoverished children (awesome cause!). Tickets, $110. 6-9 p.m. National Building Museum, 440 G Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

Tuesday

Go shopping! From April 21-28, the Junior League of Washington’s Shop Around provides 20% off at participating businesses including Kate Spade, Vineyard Vines, Betsey Johnson, Brooks Brothers, Juicy Couture and more. Many area businesses such as PF Changs, Silk Salon & Spa, The Bar Method, and Sixth Engine. For a full list of participating boutiques, check the website.

Wednesday

Head to one of our favorite spots, Lincoln, to celebrate the arts with music, performances and art auctions hosted by the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative. The event is the Patriotic Arts Fete. Tickets are $25, which includes one raffle ticket, two beverages and passed appetizers. DJ Jahsonic will be spinning and fine art, gift certificates, spa trips and vino will be auctioned. The Bitches will be there. 6:30-9 p.m., Lincoln, 1110 Vermont Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Thursday

Stop by a special event—a stylish speakeasy in Georgetown known as The Water Street Project. The event will feature live entertainment, whiskey tastings, photography and style from DC boutiques including Vintage Darling, Federal, The Good Kin, and Ginger Root. Tickets, $10. 6-10 p.m. 3401 Water Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

Or, if you’d rather just grab dinner, do so for charity. More than 150 restaurants are participating in the annual Dining Out for Life, with 20% of your meal’s proceeds going to Food & Friends, which provides nutritious meals to families with debilitating illnesses like cancer and AIDS. The full list of restaurants is here.

Friday

It’s the start of Georgetown’s annual French market! Head to Wisconsin Ave. for sidewalk sales, outdoor shops, and treats from area restaurants including Patisserie Poupon, Café Bonaparte, Clyde’s and Bookhill Bistro. More details, online. The market runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Saturday

One of our favorite brunch spots, Acadiana, is hosting a crawfish, shrimp and crab boil cooking class—to get you ready for all those summer BBQs you’ll be hosting. To register, please contact Janay via e-mail at janay@passionfoodhospitality.com or by phone at (202) 408-0201. Classes are $85 per person.1-3 p.m. Acadiana, 901 New York Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

SoHo Dessert

Sunday

Brunch, little Bitches, brunch! Lately, we’ve enjoyed Southern Hospitality, The Hamilton’s Gospel Brunch and Station 4.

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