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This Week in D.C.: October 30-November 3

It’s an eventful week full of candy, costumes, beer festivals, and the first days of November. Check out where you need to be in D.C. this week.


Drink Company’s PUB DREAD is only here for two more days–don’t miss out, the season is almost over. Horror films rule the drink menu, with inspiration taken from childhood favorites and true chillers that still spook adults. Get a jump start on your Halloween plans and snag your tickets early–guests can guarantee their entry into PUB Dread and snag a pass well in advance. At $20 a ticket, 100% of ticket sales will be donated to World Central Kitchen. Andrés and World Central Kitchen have fed over 130,000 people in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria. 1839 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Every Monday from 3 p.m.-close is all night happy hour at the 14th Street El Centro location. Join them for margaritas, agua frescas, tacos, spicy hot dogs, and quesadillas. Your Monday’s just got a whole lot better–and your Tuesday mornings just got a whole lot worse. 1819 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.



Drink Pink on Tuesdays with City Perch. These $7 pink cocktails are delicious and very Instagrammable. Additionally, throughout the month of October, proceeds from Drink Pink will be donated to breast cancer research. Go for the booze and stay for a movie at iPic Theatres. Read our brunch review here.  11830 Grand Park Ave. B, North Bethesda, MD.

To celebrate the first year of the Femme Fatale DC Collective, the team is throwing a special party to mark the occasion. The night will include spooky live music, fall shopping, delicious vegan treats, drinks and more! Find tickets here.


Day of the Dead Fiesta, or Dia de los Muertos, is a way to honor those who have died. The National Museum of the American Indian has a family friendly event with a concert and talks and demonstrations that celebrate the lives of Mexicans Americans. There is also the Day of the Dead Fiesta at the Mexican Cultural Center where you can experience Mayan legends, Cancun beaches, Mexican food, an open bar, Day of the Dead altar and ceremony, and more. 4th St. and Independence Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Take in a show at Studio Theatre. In the latest play, Connie and Tristan can’t hide how they feel around each other: hearts thumping, sleepless nights, a slightly ill excitement. Unless, their infatuation is a side-effect of the new antidepressant they’re in a clinical trial for. As the trial’s supervising doctors untangle the ethical implications of this illicit relationship—and Big Pharma’s investment in medicating sanity—Connie and Tristan engage body and mind with the mysteries and chemistry of love. Purchase tickets here. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Lavagna has switched up its happy hour. It is now offered from 4:30-7 p.m. at the upstairs bar. All wines by the glass are 25% off, all beers $2 off, and there will be two rotating cocktails will be offered for $7. Each day the bartender will be coming up with a creative new daily cocktail as well. They’ve expanded the discounted appetizers offered significantly–now you can get salumi boards, calamari, bruschetta, Maple bacon, provolone salad, and ravioli fritto offered for a discount in the bar. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Use the inspiration of Crystal City’s First Fridays in the Art Underground to Unleash Your Inner Artist and create your own masterpiece at ArtJamz Underground. Grab a $15 discounted ticket to a one-hour freestyle session which includes paints, art materials, easels, canvas, drinks (one beer or two glasses of wine) and guidance from the ArtJamz team. The session is part of the growing monthly, First Fridays event which includes a free opening reception for the Gallery Underground, the 1200+ foot Fotowalk curated by ExposedDC, and other happenings at the pop-up library and Synetic Theater. 2105 Crystal City Plaza Arcade, Arlington, VA

Is it just us or is everyone on our feeds vacationing in Italy? Via Umbria is bringing a slice of Sicily to Georgetown this Friday for a special seafood and wine pairing dinner for a lot less than a roundtrip flight. The “fruits of the sea” dinner will make you feel like sipping vino next to the cool blue tones of the Mediterranean. Sip on wines with the winemaker from Tenuta di Castellaro winery on an island off Sicily. Snag a ticket here.


The DC Beer Festival returns to Nationals Park, bringing together dozens of craft breweries and featuring fall seasonal beers. Taking place throughout the stadium’s concourse including Centerfield Plaza, Budweiser Brew House, Bud Light Loft and Budweiser Terrace, the DC Beer Fest will have over a dozen food trucks throughout as well as lawn games, DJs, and more! Admission is $45 with a choice of two sessions: noon to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admissions includes unlimited tastings, with food sold separately. 1500 South Capitol St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Join Policy for a four-hour brunch filled with food, drinks and music. Brunch is all-you-can-eat and there will be all-you-can-drink mimosas for the full four hours. Enjoy fruit, scrambled eggs, French toast, bacon, sausage, and more. It’s sure to be a good time. Tickets are $65. 1904 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Via Umbria,  Studio Theatre, City Perch, and Lavagna. 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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