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This Week in D.C.: May 15-21

Memorial Day weekend will be here before you know it! Get the low-down on some seriously fun and delicious events this week in Washington, below.

Reminder: Join the fun for the 3rd Annual EdibleDC Magazine Eat/Drink Local! Your ALL INCLUSIVE ticket gets you 15+ divine drinks and 15+ fabulous foods from the best bartenders and chefs across the DMV. VIP ticket holders will get exclusive access to the Columbia Room patio with additional drinks and food as well as the VIP after party at Tiger Fork. VIP ticket holders also get an exclusive EdibleDC green tote with all their local picks.

Reminder: Tickets are going fast to Dine ‘n’ Dash on June 7! It’s the best way to experience the hottest restaurants in D.C. all in one night. We’ll be there ready to eat, drink, and dash! Check out our roundup of the best restaurants on the 14th Street stretch of the night and stay tuned for our Penn Quarter favorites. To purchase tickets, click here.


Join Glen’s Garden Market Dupont for a bi-weekly neighborhood fun run, which starts and ends at the store. All runners are welcome to hang out and enjoy a slice of pizza and draft beer or kombucha for only $5 plus tax! Coming straight from work? They can hold your belongings for your while you’re out on the “trail”–just be sure to bring your ID if you’re opting in for beer. 2001 S St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Head to our favorite H Street locale, DC Harvest, to take advantage of half-priced bottles of wine all night long at DC Harvest. Order a cheese plate, a bowl of pasta, or some crispy quinoa cakes to complement your wine. Mondays just got a whole lot better. Don’t know what to wear? Check out our Side of Style. 517 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

Head to Cantina Marina for monthly Yappy Hours benefiting the Humane Rescue Alliance! Every 3rd Monday of the month from May 15 through September 18 enjoy the drinks and good company all while supporting the Humane Rescue Alliance. Happy hour is from from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 600 Water St. S.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.

Washingtonians will get to see one of the world’s top bartenders in action at D.C.’s best cocktail bar when Jeff Bell takes over Columbia Room today and tomorrow. The James Beard Award-nominated craft cocktail bar will host 2013 U.S. Bartender of the Year, Bell, for a special cocktail and tasting menu curated with Columbia Room executive chef Johnny Spero. Tickets for this special two-night experience—which will replace the usual menu in Columbia Room’s signature Tasting Room—are $85 per person and can be purchased here. 124 Blagden Alley N.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to dinner at Lavagna for an amazing meal. Join them for an evening with Nicola Chionetti. Tickets are $95 inclusive of tax and gratuity for a four course family style dinner and wine pairing. Tickets can also be purchased via email or phone inquiries: or 202-546-5006. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


ZooFari is the premier culinary event featuring more than one hundred of the top D.C. restaurants and vintners—all in the wild setting of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. In addition to a delicious evening of food and fine wines, ZooFari offers a night of unforgettable entertainment with live music, exotic animal encounters, a silent auction and much more. Best of all, ZooFari proceeds support the Zoo’s mission to save species! 3001 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Enjoy an inspirational cocktail party to celebrate and raise funds for Lolly’s Locks. The gala will include an open-bar cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, a wig-centric fashion show, and remarks by both a host and honoree. 2650 Virginia Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


DAYBREAKER, the global morning movement that inspires its community to wake up and dance, is helping the Kennedy Center gear up for its upcoming #SoundHealth: Music and the Mind series of events with a morning dance party on the Kennedy Center Roof Terrace. The experience kicks off with a one-hour yoga session from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. and then moves into a two-hour full-throttle dance party—with surprises and live performances sprinkled throughout. 2700 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

The Jazz in the Garden Series begins its 17th season tonight. The free concert series features jazz artists performing a wide variety of styles—salsa, blues fusion, xylophone, Afrofunk, and more—every Friday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. The first concert of the series featuring Matuto, an acclaimed Brazilian Bluegrass band.

Union Market is excited to be a part of The Phillips Collection’s annual fundraising event 2017 Contemporaries Bash: Berlin Underground. Inspired by Berlin’s pulsing underground nightlife, the Bash brings the German capital’s decadent club scene to Dock 5 in one sensational night of cocktails, music, food, fashion, and dancing. The Bash is a sell-out event that attracts the city’s most dynamic young professionals. Connect with The Phillips Collection’s community of art-lovers, creative thinkers, and philanthropists. Proceeds benefit the museum’s award-winning education programs. 1309 5th St. N.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 NoMa from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for to celebrate the return of POW! WOW! DC–a global art movement that celebrates culture, music, and art worldwide. Enjoy over twenty five vendors, live art, foods trucks, and music. The event is free and open to the public. Check out the invite here. 1005 First St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

Looking to foster your creative side? Halcyon’s Neon Speakeasy is the official afterparty of The Halcyon Awards Gala on Saturday, May 20 from 10 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Union Station’s Presidential Suite. This is the after-party where creativity doesn’t sleep, where custom tailored suits meet finely tailored DJ sets, and where endless entertainment meets endless inspiration. Halcyon will channel the smoky, secret rooms of 1920s deco Americana and celebrate the iconic neon lights of a timeless Ocean Drive. Tickets are available here for $100 and include an open bar, music by DJ Remedy, complimentary valet and a One Feather membership.

Explore U and 14th Streets for brunch and try Birch and Barley, Sakerum, Hawthorne, Masa 14, El Rey, Kapnos, or Policy.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with  Lavagna, Studio Theatre, MADabolic, Dine N Dash 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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