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This Week in D.C.: August 17-23

No need to say “see you later” to summer quite yet. We’re taking in what’s left of the warm weather months with this week’s Washington social calendar. Before this seasons sees it’s close, be sure to send it out in style at our Sail Out of Summer event with Celebrity Cruises  at the Penthouse Pool the Yards on August 26th. Your $22 ticket gets you entry to the party, with an open bar (mojitos!), snacks (crab rolls!), and the fab fete (DJ! beach balls! photobooth!).  Snag your tickets for the fun here.

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Monday marks the start of D.C. restaurant week, scoring you deals of prix fixe lunch and dinner at some of D.C’s finest dining destinations. Snag a seat before the reservations are scooped up to enjoy the city’s finest culinary offerings. See where we are looking to score a spot with our recommendations here, and don’t miss our recommendations on teevee from Good Morning Washington on WJLA.



Cure the terrible Tuesdays with $2 beers at Commissary’s sun-soaked patio. Deals on early-week cocktails are just what is needed for the start of a #PowerBitch work week. Commissary, 1443 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


On Wednesdays, we wear pink and head to CityCenter DC to watch our favorite flick, Mean Girls, on the big screen. Catch the classic at Washington City Paper‘s summer cinema series. More information on the flick, taking the screen at 7 p.m. is available here. You must go, Glen Coco.

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Thursdays get way less thirsty with happy hour at our favorite local grocer and restaurant, Glen’s Garden Market, which only sources supplies from within the Mid-Atlantic region. Use you summer Passport for half-priced wine keys while the summer lasts. The deal is $10 for $20 worth of wine from the pour-your-own machines. Read our recap here and be sure to check out our interview with the owner Danielle here. Glen’s Garden Market, 2001 S Street N.W., Washington, D.C.



Nothin’ like a summer Friday. Make yours extra tasty at Truckeroo, the food truck fiesta going down on Friday at The Fairgrounds. Sample fare from some the area’s best roving restaurants from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Get more information on the great grub here. The Fairgrounds, 1201 Half St. S.E., Washington, D.C. bullpen


Grab the girls (or the guys) for guacamole and mouth-watering margaritas at Guajillo’s new Saturday brunch. The Mexican meal is just the thing to make the most of the start to your weekend. Read our review of their Sunday brunch here. Guajillo is located at 1727 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. Guajillo Brunch 29


Sink your teeth into the patties at the Slider Smackdown going on at Pike and Rose featuring takes from &pizza, Del Frisco’s, Summer House, and more. The event is taking place from 1-4 p.m. and free to attend. Just be sure to bring a friend and your appetite. Tickets are available here. Pike and Rose, 11580 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, Md.



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