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This Week in D.C.: Aug. 10-16

We’ve officially hit the last week of summer so let’s make the most of it. Filling up your social agenda is the best way to shake off the end-of-summer sadness is to fill up that social calendar.

Before we get to this week’s social agenda, an important announcement: we’re throwing a party! Join us to send off summer in style at Sail Out of Summer, going down at the Penthouse Pool at the Yards August 26th. The party is hosted in partnership with Celebrity Cruises, and tickets are $22 for an open bar, passed appetizers (crab rolls and other tropical fare, #YASSSS), photo booths, and a poolside good time. We’ll bring the beach balls, you rock that festive summer attire, Bitches. Get your tickets here.



Feast on the area’s favorite crustaceans at the Quaterdeck’s Crab Fest in partnership with D.C. Brau. The event will feature all-you-can-eat crabs and $5 pitchers. That’s what the DMV does. Quarterdeck, 1200 Fort Meyer Drive Arlington, Va.



Take a tour of the nation’s beers at RFD’s 3rd Annual Coast to Coast Takeover. You can sample brewskis from 20 breweries representing the North, South, East, West, and Midwest. Beers are $5 all night with a $5 donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. RFD, 810 7th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.


Were you 90s kid? Then you loved The Never Ending Story. Watch the flick outdoors courtesy of Washington City Paper. Feast your eyes on the film al fresco at The Park at CityCenterDC. Seating begins at 7 p.m. and the reels roll at dusk. CityCenterDC, 825 10th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Sample Cuban cuisine from the Rammys 2015 Chef of the Year, Victor Albisu, at the Del Campo at Dusk Havana Night Fiesta. The event will feature salsa music and samples of cuban sandwiches, croquetas, and cocktails. The event takes place from 7-1o p.m.  Tickets are available for $37 here. 1900 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Do as the Bitches do and spend Saturday at brunch. We’ve recently savored our favorite meal at Ankara, El Rey, and Compass Rose. Get the dish and all of the details with our reviews.

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Come evening, pack a picnic for your friends and head to the park. La Tomate, the local, family-led Italian spot in Dupont Circle, serves up a delicious brunch and dinner, but also has a darling market next door. The market just started served complete picnic baskets, with a choice of bread, sandwich, and Pellegrino. Among the mouth-watering sandwich options are: chicken salad, tuna fish, roast beef, proscuitto, mortadella, smoked salmon, and grilled zucchini and eggplant. For your Pellegrino selection, you’ve got: Limonata, Aranciata, Chinotto, Grapefruit Soda, and Pomegrante & Orange.



Patrons of the Penthouse Pool at the Yards can hang like they’re in Hawaii at their Luau Day Party happening this Sunday. Get a taste of a tropical vacation with a pig roast, hula dancers, costume contest, and more. The Penthouse Pool at The Yards, 1212 4th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

If you can’t make it to the hula, head to Hank’s on the Hill for their second annual Beer-B-Q to savor the last tastes of summer. The kitchen will be sending out coastal-inspired creations including raw oysters, Chesapeake fried chicken, sweet corn hush puppies, and mac and cheese. Tickets are available for $65 here and Hank’s on the Hill is located at 633 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.




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