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This Week in D.C.: March 13-19

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It’s a busy week–and just in time for cherry blossoms! We love this time of year in D.C., but it goes by fast. So, take advantage of the weather and explore new parts of the city! 

Monday

Have you ever wanted to give back…just by eating? Well now you can, thanks to a new joint campaign between Galley Foods and World Food Program USA. To recognize the 6-year anniversary of the Syria conflict, Galley Foods will be sharing dishes inspired by traditional Syrian recipes and encouraging customers to help feed Syrian families in need. During the week of March 13-17, Galley Foods will offer two dishes cooked by Syrian refugees that provide a taste of home: chicken Kabsa and vegetarian Mujadara, both of which reflect the rich culinary history of Syria.

Spend an evening at the Beacon Bar & Grill, sipping on cocktails and singing your favorite tunes at theatre Washington’s monthly showTunes & Cocktails. showTunes & Cocktails 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. Click here for details. 1615 Rhode Island Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Tuesday

Join Locale Workspace for the March edition of their monthly cocktail event at Locale Workspace. Open to the public this $15 open bar is sure to be a good time. 1320 B H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

We suggest bringing Olivia Macaron treats to any soirée. We can’t wait to try the new spring flavors! Try 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 DMV. 3222 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA | 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD.

Wednesday

Enjoy the new menu at our favorite H Street hot spot–DC Harvest. We love everything from their funky cocktails to the freshly shucked oysters to the roasted chicken. Their Tuesday date night deal is not to be missed! 517 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

Get into the spring spirit with flowers at the Colony Club! In this workshop you’ll learn how to make a bouquet of paper flowers and enjoy an Omaha Sour cocktail. The great thing about paper flowers is that they stay as vibrant and happy as the day you made them, all season long. Never had an Omaha sour? It’s a refreshing lemon, bourbon cocktail we’re sure will put a spring in your step. If you’re into cocktails, crafting, or just want to get back in touch with your creative side, this workshop is for you! The workshop fee covers all materials and your first drink. 3118 Georgia Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Thursday

Spice up your usual Thursday night routine and grab a seat at the communal table at Via Umbria’s Laboratorio Kitchen. Sit back and allow their chefs to prepare a wonderful four course meal prepared right before your eyes. This week, they put an Italian twist on the celebration of San Patrizio (Saint Patrick). Tickets are $75. 1525 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

Known as THE springtime affair in Washington, the Pink Tie Party stylishly marks the end of winter and the official beginning of the blossom season. Join more than 800 attendees and enjoy delicious food and beverage stations, unique entertainment, and the friendly competition of the silent auction as we herald one of our most iconic symbols of international friendship, celebrate our community, and showcase the diversity of D.C.’s restaurant scene. For more information, click here. 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Head to The Gryphon, a beautiful open space lounge right off of Dupont Circle for networking and cocktails! This gorgeous venue will be the perfect backdrop to help you make new friends and business contacts. The first drink is free in addition to amazing happy hour prices all night long with free appetizers while you network. Purchase tickets here. 1337 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Friday

Show off your green, don your Celtic kilts in true Irish fashion, prepare to drink a lot, and have a paddy old time. There’s a pot o’gold at the end of the rainbow so you’re in luck! The Hawthorne is open until 3 a.m. with all four floors open, drink specials, including $5 16oz green Bud Lights, $9 Carbombs, and $7 Jameson shots until 11 p.m., delicious food specials, and DJ Dimmy. Find more details here. 1336 U St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Spend dinner at Belga Cafe for a special cherry blossom menu. Enjoy foie gras, seared seafood, pork loin, and dessert all with a special hint of cherry. We love Belga Cafe for everything from brunch to cocktails, so we’re sure this special menu, available until April 16th, will be a hit. 514 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Head to a show at Studio Theatre! Stuck in a backwater town, three sisters and their brother search for meaning amidst missed opportunities and misplaced dreams in the everyday clutter of lackluster birthday presents, pushy in-laws, and underwhelming suitors. Three Sisters pitches the sublime against the ridiculous, the romanticized past against an idealized future, and the individual against the unknowability of life itself. Purchase tickets here for the 7:30 p.m. show. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Saturday

Explore U and 14th Street for brunch and try Masa 14, El Rey, Satellite Room, Kapnos, or Policy.

Enjoy D.C.’s newest, booziest, and biggest St. Patrick’s Day bash! Grab your pals, don your greenest garb, and sip your favorite brews to the sounds of bagpipes this Saint Patrick’s Day. Infusing frothy libations, hearty street fare, and the Luck ‘o the Irish, Clover Beer Fest is a celebration of all things Emerald Isle. There are two sessions throughout the day. Find more information here. 1300 1st St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Head to Georgetown to Lunch at Lilly Pulitzer for a shopping extravaganza! There will be entertainment, Georgetown Cupcakes, more treats, and champagne! We have on good authority that the gifts with purchase are unbelievable this year. Get your basics–white shorts, navy dresses, and accessories–or pull together an outfit for a special occasion–wedding, vacation, or cocktail party. Whatever your need, Lilly has got you covered. Can’t make it in Saturday? No problem. Stop in the store any time this week to pre-order your new goodies so you can be sure to get all your gifts with purchase. 1079 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Sunday

Spend the day brunching with your besties! Here’s some A+ restaurants that are great for large parties: Bar Civita, Zaytinya, Belga Café, Sette Osteria, Espita Mezcaleria, and Local 16.

Take a day for yourself and get a guilt free mani and pedi. We love thenailsaloon for rest and relaxation without the toxic chemicals of a regular nail salon. They just rolled out their new line of polishes too! Time to make your paws pretty. 1508 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Burn off brunch with SweatBox, a high-intensity interval class. SweatBox 101 will be offered every Sunday at 12:45 p.m. and is free to anyone interested in trying out the studio. You will receive step-by-step instructions on how to effectively use the TRX bands and special bikes used for the exercises. Then, your first workout is on us! Sign up here and get sweaty. Don’t forget to spread the love on social media with the hashtag #BitchesWhoSweat. 1612 U St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with SweatBox, DC Harvest, Olivia Macaron, Studio Theatre, and Via Umbria. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from these companies.

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