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This Week in D.C.: April 24-29

Can you believe April is almost over? Time flies when you’re having fun. Check out this week’s lineup of D.C. fun–think beer, wine, workouts, and pretty parties.

Reminder: Broccoli City just announced its food lineup for their 5th annual music festival on May 6th at Gateway DC. Hello Smoking Kow BBQ, Buredo, and Arepa Zone! We’re dying to see Solange slay the stage and nosh on food from local vendors. Want in? We’re giving away two pairs of tickets and food tokens to a pair of lucky Bitches readers. Just tweet @Btcheswhobrunch about who you’re most excited to see at #BroccoliCity to enter! Can’t wait? Get your tickets now here.

Save the Date for a Bloody Good Time! The Bitches are judging this year’s Bloody Mary Fest on May 4th at the Blind Whino. Enjoy three hours of unlimited sips of D.C.’s 10 most delicious and innovative Bloody Marys, made by the finest restaurants and bars in the area. Tickets also include a bagel bar, cheese station, temp tattoos, live music and more. Follow us on Twitter @Btcheswhobrunch for a special BWB ticket giveaway later this week.


We suggest bringing Olivia Macaron treats to any fete. We love the new spring flavors like cassis, cherry blossom, cookies ‘n cream, and lemon meringue. Olivia Macaron’s three locations in Georgetown, Tyson’s Corner Mall, and Montgomery Mall are convenient for any busy shopper in the D.C. area. 3222 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA | 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, M.D.

Adulting is hard. You have a job, responsibilities, and bills… but all you want to do is brunch. It can be scary to think about the future, especially when it comes to money. The experts are here to break it all down and answer your personal finance questions in a way that *makes cents*. 805 21st St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Can hiring an architect actually save you money? Join in on the conversation at the District Architecture Center for an interactive workshop with Muse Architect’s Bill Kirwan, AIA, as they cover the important questions to ask before hiring an architect, and how to get the most out of the experience though the design and construction phases. This event is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and is a part of Architecture Month in D.C.–check out the rest of the events here. 421 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Enjoy ENO’s new spring menu and sunny patio. Oh, and did we mention it’s National Grilled Cheese Month? Yup! The special sammy of the month will be a smoked caprese grilled ham and cheese sandwich available just for the month of April. The sandwich features rich smoked mozzarella, aromatic basil, sweet tomatoes and local Virginia ham served with a fresh green salad and priced at $12. We recommend their happy hour too! 2810 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Master Sommelier and Wine Director Andy Myers of Zaytinya is thrilled to welcome Marc Hochar of Chateau Musar for an extraordinary wine dinner. Andy and Marc will pour vintage reds and vintage whites side-by-side so guests can compare and contrast these unique varietals. Head Chef Michael Costa has prepared an inventive menu that pairs perfectly with these exquisite Lebanese wines. Purchase tickets here. 701 9th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Innocents at Risk is dedicated to fighting human trafficking through education and awareness, and your support will help them protect children and save lives. This special evening will include a cocktail hour, seated dinner, dancing, and a silent action–and it’s a wonderful excuse to don your black tie attire! Purchase your tickets here. 1101 30th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to dinner the night at Lavagna for a great cause. for Every Wednesday, the charming Barracks Row spot donates 10 percent of proceeds go towards a charity as part of its Dine Out for Charity night. Throughout the month of May, Lavagna will be donating to the Rock Recovery. Go for happy hour from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and order $4 beers, $7 cocktails, and 25% off glasses of wine. Order any of the fresh pastas, bruschetta, charcuterie and cheese, or delicious entrees. No need to feel guilty for indulging because you’re helping a great cause! So, go ahead—get that second or third glass of wine. You deserve it. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Grab your passport, book your ticket, and join Chef Alex Ureña for a patio party celebrating the Southeastern coast of Spain at Barcelona. A bounty of meats, cheeses, seafood, paella, desserts, and wine pairings will be shared cocktail-party style—all inspired by the Valencian region. Purchase your tickets here. 1622 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


DBGB DC will host a four-course wine pairing dinner event in celebration of the Bordeaux-style reds of RdV, a boutique vineyard and winery led by Rutger de Vink & Master Sommelier Jarad Slipp. The evening begins at 7 p.m. with a reception with a selection of canapés, followed by a 7:30 p.m. seated dinner. The dinner menu features terrine de lapin à la moutarde, slow baked black sea bass, spring lamb duo with braised shank and roasted rack, finished off with an assortment of cheeses. Tickets are available for $95 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. 931 H St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Thursdays in April DC Brews & Booze Takeover Series will be highlighting D.C.-made beverages as they host some of their favorite breweries and distilleries from the District! Tonight’s destination is Cotton & Reed Distilling. Purchase tickets here. 2218 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


End your week on a healthy note and head to MADabolic Arlington in Clarendon! This high-intensity workout in the heart of Clarendon is perfect for the busy Bitch on the go who needs an efficient and kick ass workout before brunch or happy hour. Try out the 4:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. classes before your night out on the town. Take advantage of their amazing $10 for ten consecutive days of class deal for new members only. It’s perfect to kick your body into hyper drive before a big event or bikini season. 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA.

What is the relationship between food, jazz, and American history? In the late 19th and early 20th century, jazz spread into American life, blending many influences and finding distinct forms in each community it was played. Join jazz enthusiasts for a special edition of their free monthly cooking program as they celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with a day celebrating the food jazz. They will be joined by guest chef Rock Harper, who will prepare a few dishes from America’s leading jazz communities. This program is free to attend. 14th St. and Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Spend the day in Charlottesville, VA for Foxfield Races. This ultimate tailgating and southern-inspired event is always a blast. So, grab some friends and throw on your best Lilly Pulitzer dress! Purchase tickets here. 2215 Foxfield Trak, Charlottesville, VA.

The Greatest Margarita Celebration in D.C. is back and bigger than ever. Enjoy eight different spins on Mexico’s favorite cocktail all included in your ticket price of $65. The Margarita March is an awesome margarita tasting tour at some of D.C.’s best venues. Join hundreds of fellow revelers as you enjoy a specialty margarita at each venue. Get ready for Cinco de Mayo in style. Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Policy Restaurant & Lounge has launched a new Saturday Happy Hour running from 4-7 p.m! Beer starts at $4.50, wines at $5.50, and cocktails at $6.50. Enjoy new spring dishes like mushroom arepas, empanadas, and fried yuca! 1904 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


A great spring tradition will return to the National Harbor Waterfront with the much anticipated 11th Annual National Harbor Wine & Food Festival Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day. More than just a tasting, the festival brings together award winning celebrity chefs, artisanal craftsmen, culinary pioneers, live music, as well as wine and spirits from around the world. This year’s festival will include over 150 International wines, spirits and beers featured along with local and regional favorites in and all-you-care-to-taste affair. There will also be special craft beer tasting Bier Garten experience, Cooking Kitchen featuring hands-on cooking demonstrations and wine pairings, live music, and much more.

Marjani Beauty Company is the pioneering beauty and cosmetics e-commerce destination created for all women of color featuring products from around the world. Marjani Beauty Company was founded by Kimberly Smith, an Ivy League trained attorney and beauty enthusiast. Come out and meet the D.C.-based girl boss behind Marjani Beauty, mix and mingle with local beauty enthusiasts and influencers, and shop both cult and indie beauty brands while enjoying light bites, delicious desserts by Basket Treats, giveaways and a makeup demo by the Image Concierge. 2121 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Join trainers Damion Moss and Samantha Cohn for a high-intensity, rhythmic cardio workout where hip-hop dance meets the powerful and mindful art of Budokon. Budokon is a mixed movement art that combines yoga, martial arts and calisthenics. The class is free to attend. Reserve your spot. 1274 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Lavagna, Olivia Macaron, DC AIA, and MADabolic. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from these companies.


Tess enjoys all things D.C. and food related. You can find her pursing a marketing career during the week while brunching and boozing all weekend. Will work for truffle potato chips.

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