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This Week in D.C.: December 7-13

Key learning from last week: if you deck out any space in over-the-top Christmas decor, the people will come. Hence “Miracle on 7th Street,” otherwise known as the line around my block every night of the week for Mockingbird Hill’s pop-up Christmas bar. If waiting in line for tinsel isn’t your thing, here’s what else you could and should be doing this week.


We love the holidays. And we love them all—Christmas, Hannnukah, Chrismukkah, and Latkepalooza! Annually, cozy Commissary on P Street hosts this festive holiday event, which includes all-you-can-eat latkes, in sweet potato, regular potato and zucchini, as well as deep-fried doughnuts, and discounted drinks all for a $32 ticket price. 10% of the proceeds benefit the Jewish Food Center. Commissary, 1443 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.



I’ve been taking a mid-day break during the week by walking through the downtown Holiday Market on F Street. Knock out some of your holiday shopping, or treat yourself to a mini donut, ’tis the season! 12:00pm- 8:00pm, F Street between 7th & 9th streets.


Celebrate the fourth night of Hanukkah by watching Bad Jews at Studio Theatre. Back by popular demand, this savage comedy about family, faith, and legacy became the best-selling play in Studio’s history during its 2014 run. Cori Sue saw it on opening night Saturday and can confirm it’s absolutely hilarious. Snag tickets, which are $25 for people under 30, here. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. N.W.


Think rosé season is over? Think again. Join the Fat Jewish, White Girl Rosé, and Brazzabelle at Asia DC’s F**K Winter party tonight. Bathing suits and flip flops are encouraged. Tickets, here. Asia DC, 1720 I St N.W., Washington, D.C.


End your week by tasting the rainbow at Renwick Gallery’s Wonder Exhibit. Afterwards, check out Convival, Cedric Maupillier’s new Shaw outpost, for a delicious dinner. The restaurant is garnering praise from food critics including Tom Sietsema and Eater DC. Read what the Bitches have to say here.



Making Strides for MS, the young professionals’ volunteer committee of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater DC-Maryland Chapter, is excited to host its 3rd annual Soiree. Join us in your best cocktail attire for an upscale night of dancing, food and drinks, and spectacular gift packages in a D.C. neighborhood-themed silent auction.  All proceeds from the Making Strides Soirée will benefit people living with MS in our community and help fund research to find a cure for MS. Eastern Market, 225 7th St, SE.


Grab brunch at Union Market, then shop ’til you drop at Washingtonian’s Sample Sale at Union Market’s Dock 5. The annual sale  features clothing, jewelry and accessories at steep discounts from local boutiques. Enjoy shopping, cocktails, and appetizers. Tickets are $50 VIP and $30 regular, plus a 15% discount with the code “BWB15”. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dock 5 at Union Market, 1309 5th St NE.

BitchBiz: Studio Theatre and Commissary are partners of Bitches Who Brunch. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from the companies. 


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Steph is the former DC editor in chief and is known for having a good eye, a sharp wit, and an eclectic palate.
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