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This Week in D.C.: March 20-26

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It’s springtime, folks! Which also means, it’s peak cherry blossom season, so grab your sneaks and head to The Mall. If flowers aren’t your thing, we have plenty of other fun things to do this week. 

Monday

We suggest bringing Olivia Macaron treats to any soirée. We can’t wait to try the new spring flavors like 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.

Tuesday

Head to Joselito at 6:30 p.m. for an exclusive wine dinner showcasing modern Spanish cuisine paired with the most exquisite wines from the prestigious Bodegas Mauro and San Roman Bodegas y Vinedos. During this dinner, Matthew Roberts will walk diners through each wine pairing and share his knowledge and passion about these opulent wines that are modern, yet deeply rooted and devoted to tradition. Joselito Casa de Comidas’ Chef Sierra will serve a decadent tasting menu where each dish pairs perfectly with the featured Bodegas Mauro wine. Purchase tickets here. 660 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.

DBGB DC will be participating in Cocktails for C-CAP, taking place through March 27 from 3 to 7 p.m. each day. A portion of proceeds from specialty cocktails poured by DBGB DC bartenders during this time will benefit the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Careers through Culinary Arts Program. The Careers through Culinary Arts Program provides foodservice career opportunities for underserved youth through culinary arts education and employment. 931 H St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Wednesday

Join China Chilcano for an exclusive wine dinner celebrating Fiesta de la Vendimia, the Peruvian festival that takes place in March to enjoy the abundance of grapes and wine that are produced in the Ica Region. Master Sommelier Andy Myers will be presenting these exotic wines that will pair perfectly with Head Chef Carlos Delgado and his team’s most inventive dishes. Space is limited, so reserve today! The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. $85 includes tax, gratuity and a take home gift with coffee and Peruvian Alfajores Cookies. 418 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Have you been to Ivy City SmokeHouse Tavern & Market? They are D.C.’s go-to market for fresh sustainable salmon, with a whole range of all-natural products. Via Umbria is pleased to announce that their rep, Nathan Rice, will be joining them for a special tasting and discussion around their products. Learn about the great care that is taken into the sourcing this fish and the different ways you can make it at home. 1525 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

Thursday

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.

Friday

What if you could do a “prom-over” and recreate all of the magic of prom night while supporting our KIPP DC KIPPsters on their journey to and through college? KIPProm is your chance! Head to Dock 5 at Union Market for an evening of delicious food, good company, awkward dancing, and premium spiked punch as you recreate your prom night memories and celebrate the 15th anniversary at KIPP DC’s grown-up prom! What could be better than a “school dance for grown ups?” Purchase tickets here. 1325 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

Saturday

Check out these Bitch-approved bottomless brunches! Try Scarlet Oak, Lavagna, DC Harvest, Cava Mezze, or Kapnos.

Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca once wrote: “The only things that the United States has given to the world are skyscrapers, jazz, and cocktails.” He then added, “…in Cuba, in our America, they make much better cocktails.” Spend the evening along with one of Cuba’s most renowned bartenders to discuss cocktails, Cuba, and the United States. Following a reception with specialty cocktails from The Columbia Room, Derek Brown, Drink Company, will moderate a discussion with renowned bartenders from around the U.S. Tickets are $50 for Foundation members and $60 for non-members.

The Hamilton Hotel D.C. and its signature restaurant, 14K, present a dignified scotch tasting and food pairing menu tonight. Guests will experience an evening of relaxation and culinary sensations, while sipping some of the finest hand-crafted, single malt Scotch whiskeys. The Scotch tasting menu will be offered from 5-9 p.m. on March 24 and 25 and is priced at $75 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. The special prix-fixe paired tasting menu includes duck confit, truffle filet, salmon, chocolate mousse and more! Reservations are preferred for these events and can be made by calling (202) 218-7575. 1001 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Enjoy the first event of The Wharf’s grand opening year—and celebrate the arrival of spring at Cantina Marina, D.C.’s original dock bar and restaurant, with live music by Jeff from Accounting! Find all the details here. 600 Water St. S.W., Washington, D.C.

Sunday

Eat and drink signature menu items from eleven of D.C.’s hottest new restaurants with “The Right Stuff” before they even open! We had a great time at the last event, so we’re sure this one will be tons of fun! Purchase tickets here, make sure to pay attention to the time slot. 703 Edgewood St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

Chefs and bartenders team up to compete in a six episode series of Cocktail Warz! Watch all the action live today at Range By Bryan Voltaggio. Each ticket includes two cocktails from the competing teams. In this episode both teams will have to make their best Whistle Pig Cocktail using a secret ingredient that will be revealed at the competition. There will be snack and drink specials all night! Purchase tickets here. 5335 Wisconsin Ave. 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. PS–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, 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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