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This Week in D.C.: June 12-18

Enjoy this gorgeous D.C. weather before it gets too hot and the summer interns takeover. We’ve got a packed lineup of cocktails, workouts, food, and fun. Check out our calendar for your weekly social agenda. 


Spend an evening at the Beacon Bar & Grill sipping on cocktails and singing your favorite tunes at Show Tunes & Cocktails. Enjoy selections from the Beacon’s happy hour menu and a chance to win some great theatre ticket giveaways. The night is made possible due to the generosity of Pay-What-You-Can Admissions and 10% of the evening’s proceeds donated by the Beacon Bar & Grill. 1615 Rhode Island Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Join Cotton & Reed’s Herbalist and Cocktail Specialist, Lukas B. Smith, for a two hour class covering classic cocktails for the home bar! That means they’re delving into more than just rum–a rarity behind the C&R bar. Seats are limited–purchase tickets here. 1330 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

Join Iron Gate for their first ever farm dinner benefitting Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable local food system in the D.C. area. Executive Chef Tony Chittum has created a special, five-course menu using products sourced exclusively through Arcadia’s Mobile Market. This dinner will allow guests to learn about Arcadia’s mission and the services provided by its Mobile Markets program, while also introducing them to some of the local farmers taking part in these programs. The cocktail reception begins at 6:30 p.m, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The cost is $120 per person including beverages, excluding tax and gratuity. Please make your reservations by calling them at (202) 524-5202. 1734 N St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Make your hump days even happier at Cyclone Anaya’s and enjoy their gorgeous and spacious patio–it’s the largest in all of Mosaic District! Happy hour lasts from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. We are big fans of the bite sized appetizers such as the brisket quesadilla. We recommend the guiltless elderflower mojito–best mojito we’ve ever had! 2911 District Ave., Fairfax VA

The Picnic Theatre Company invites you to Dumbarton House for garden party theatre featuring English playwright Noël Coward’s brilliant 1925 summer comedy “Hay Fever” about a family of bohemian aristocrats and their guests behaving badly at a weekend house party. Bring a blanket for garden seating. Wine and refreshments available on-site. Proceeds benefit Dumbarton House programs and Courage for Kids, which provides backpacks with school supplies to at-risk D.C. kids. Arrive at 6 p.m. for cocktails. 2715 Q St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Take in a show at Studio Theatre! Tonight’s show is The Father. It follows André, who is 80 years old and a man of his own mind. But things are getting strange: His trusted watch goes missing, reappears, and is lost again. His daughter’s stories don’t quite add up. His furniture is disappearing and there are strangers at his table. Purchase your tickets here. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Spend your late night with Logan Tavern for their bonus happy hour! From 9 p.m. until close from Sunday to Thursday, enjoy $6 small plates and drinks on 14th Street. We have our eyes on the grilled cheese, Brussels sprouts, and a glass of Rioja. Cheers! 1423 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Experience a bit of Cuba with The Graham at their “Havana Nights” party! Enjoy speciality cocktails, Cuban coffee, live cigar rollers, roasted pig, and Cuban art and music. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Cuba Skate. 1075 Thomas Jefferson St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Dads like macarons too–so treat pops to some sweet treats. Head to Olivia Macaron and get your paws on their exclusive seasonal flavors. The perfect gift for every occasion! 3222 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Head to DC Harvest for a locally grown brunch! Our favorite brunch spot just added mimosas to its Friday itinerary. Every Friday, join the H Street hot spot for lunch (or brunch), drinks, and dessert from 11 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. Give them a call for a reservation: (202) 629-3296. 517 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

The free Capitol Riverfront Friday Night Concert Series is back for its 7th season, this year back on the Yards Park boardwalk! Every Friday night this summer, head to Yards Park to relax and enjoy the river view, fantastic bands, food and beverage, and a large variety of great restaurants within a few minutes walk from the park. Family-friendly lyrics and grassy open space make this an enjoyable event for adults and kids alike. 355 Water St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Before brunch, 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 or after brunch. (We love these Virginia brunch spots: Fyve, Ambar, Mussel Bar, Palette 22, and Cheesetique.) Try out any of the morning classes before you hit brunch hard. 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.

Head to The Yards for D.C. Jazz Fest! Enjoy the performance as you stroll around Yards Park and visit with participating vendors. Tonight is the last night of the festival–so don’t miss out! 355 Water St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

It is all about food, fun, and of course, culture at the Around The World Cultural Food Festival. Enjoy the day at this unique two day event where you will experience the traditional cuisine of twenty countries. Enjoy the dance performances, the cultural kids activities and a full day of fun for the entire family. 15th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to brunch with dad! Check out our guide for Father’s Day Brunch in D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Cyclone Anaya’s, Studio Theatre, MADabolic, and DC Harvest. 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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