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This Week in D.C.: March 6-12

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Holy moly, it’s March! Get out of the office and enjoy our beautiful city–spring is just around the corner. Have fun at wine and cheese tastings, happy hours, workouts, plays, and four course wine dinners this week.

Monday

Espita Mezcaleria is turning one! All week long, they are bringing back their best cocktails of the year with a very special Throwback Menu. Get ready to crush some Smiling Rabbits, Mango Guajillo Highballs, La Joyas, and the Beatriz (featured in Imbibe Magazine). Of all the cocktails they made this year, these recipes stood out as guest favorites! 1250 9th St N.W., Washington, D.C.

Enjoy the new winter 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.

Tuesday

Spend the night at Glen’s Garden Market for a Cheese Tasting in their Dupont location at 7 p.m.! Sample the very best cheeses of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed with Glen’s Cheesemonger, Kurt Schewe. While learning how the cheeses were made, you’ll taste Kurt’s cultivated selections along with housemade accompaniments and locally made wine, beer and cider specially selected to complement the cheeses. Tickets include 15% discount on everything sampled during the class. Perfect for taking home what you like best! 2001 S St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Head to Via Umbria for a relaxing night enjoying dinner and a movie. This month’s screening is A League of Their Own (1992), a classic movie about a legendary softball team, in honor of Women’s History Month. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at 7:40 p.m. in the cafe. Ticket price includes movie screening and a casual buffet dinner, which is accompanied by one glass of wine. Purchase tickets here. 1525 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

Join Owl’s Nest farmers Liz and Spencer for the Petworth edition of Meet Your Farmer Happy Hour! Head to Timber Pizza Company for drinks and chatting. They’ll be answering questions about their local produce. 809 Upshur St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Wednesday

Head to the famous Belgian hot spot on 14th Street for an intimate and extravagant wine dinner. Join B Too as you welcome winemaker, David Reynaud, for a special four course tasting menu paired with the best Crozes Hermitage wines. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and costs $59 per person. For reservations call 202-627-2800.

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.

International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This day is not only a call to action for gender equality, but also a celebration of women and all we’ve accomplished! Come celebrate women and the arts in Georgetown this International Women’s Day. Events. BKE and Poppir are teaming up to honor local artists. Join them for drinks, music and amazing local art at Kit and Ace’s Georgetown location. 3263 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Just in time for an early spring season, support the vital work of Suited for Change in empowering low income women. Their March Boutique Sale features the best brands of gently used clothing, all in excellent condition, offered at the best prices. Brands include Ann Taylor, J. Crew, Loft, White House Black Market, The Limited, and Zara.  Items are sold as low as $5, plus shoppers can fill a bag for only $25! All sale proceeds benefit Suited for Change to help low income women get a head start to independence and self-sufficiency through job placement. 1010 Vermont Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. Suite 450

Thursday

Great Shoals Winery is proud to present their first Local Lessons in Wine education class in a series, “Using the Senses to Approach Wine Tasting.” Join Monika Barman, a WSET certified wine specialist from 7-8:30 p.m. for an introductory class including six samples of wine, a souvenir glass and an opportunity to expand your ability to experience wine and serve wine properly. Learn basics for food and wine pairing all while sampling premium Maryland wines by Great Shoals. Tickets are $30. 14526 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD

Lavagna now has a tasting menu available with wine pairings for parties between four and eight guests. The pricing starts at $40 per person for dinner and $30 for wine pairings. Email or call 202-546-5006 for reservations. We love brunch, happy hour, and dinner from this go-to Italian spot–so we’re sure the tasting menu is legit! 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Get shopping at 6 p.m. at Ann Taylor tonight! The store will host Grace Bonney, creator and curator of Design*Sponge for an evening of cocktails and conversation at the Ann Taylor store in Dupont. The special panel discussion and networking event will include complimentary light bites and bubbly. Grace will moderate an inspiring conversation featuring fellow panelists. Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy 30% off their purchase and will also receive a signed copy of Grace’s new book, In the Company of Women, when they spend $150 or more. Those interested in attending can RSVP at [email protected]. 1140 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Friday

See Ali Wong perform live at the Warner Theatre. There’s nothing like a hysterical evening to start your weekend on a great note. Purchase tickets here. 513 13th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

The Capital Club is pleased to invite you to once again kiss the blarney stone at their 22nd Annual Shamrock Soiree from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. The 2017 Shamrock Soiree is brought to you by Tito’s Vodka, BlankLabel, and SELECT. This year, for all our revelers, they’re happy to provide a beer and wine open bar from 9-11p.m. Purchase tickets here. 1073 31st St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Saturday

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.

Get a ZipCar and head 40 miles south of D.C. to Bluemont, Virginia for the ultimate day: a vineyard, a brewery, and a farm for apple picking all in one! Try a wine or beer flight and order a cheese board while you enjoy the view of the countryside. Sober up at the farm across the street and enjoy the farm animals and seasonal harvest. 18755 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, VA. | 18701 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, VA. | 18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, VA. 

Sunday

Treat yourself to brunch and head to MINTWOOD Place, Lavagna, Central, The Jefferson, Floriana, or Iron Gate.

Cycle and lift your way to your best body yet 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 the new fitness class. Attendees will receive step-by-step instructions on how to effectively use the TRX bands and special bikes used for a variety of SweatBox exercises. Then, your first workout is on us! Sign up here and get moving. 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 Lavagna, SweatBox, DC Harvest, 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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