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This Week in D.C.: September 18-24

Just because your summer fun is over doesn’t mean there isn’t lots to do in our lovely city. Here’s your complete guide to the week.

Mark Your Calendars

We’re bringing Italy to Georgetown this fall! Join us for another fun, fab Bitches Who Brunch event at Via Umbria on Wednesday, September 27. The night will be full of culinary activities and instagrammable moments: a build-your-own bruschetta bar, fresh risotto from a parmesan wheel, Spritz cocktails and more. Snag your tickets here. 6p.m.-9 p.m. 1525 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


TwentyTables provides you and your friends delicious $6 lunches from D.C. restaurants, and for every twenty meals you purchase they donate five meals to charities like Capital Area Food Bank and DC Central Kitchen. Enter to win a Golden Ticket: 365 free lunches in D.C.

Snag a sleeve of Olivia Macaron treats and a portion of sales this month will go to breast cancer research. The pink gift box of nine macarons is filled with delicious flavors like raspberry, rose, and champagne macarons. There will also be two new flavors this month–cinnamon toast and PB &J. Olivia Macaron’s three locations in Georgetown, Tyson’s Corner Mall, and Montgomery Mall are convenient for any busy shopper in the D.C. area. 3222 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA | 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD.


Take in a show at Studio Theatre. Skeleton Crew is debuting this week. The story follows Faye, who has spent her career at one of the last auto-stamping plants in Detroit. Shanita is pregnant, Dez has a whole future to plan, and their manager Reggie owes a nearly unpayable debt to his work family. As rumors spread of a plant shutdown, these tight-knit workers face what they’re willing to sacrifice to survive. A timely and searing portrait of livelihoods under siege from Detroit native Morisseau. Purchase tickets for the 8 p.m. show here. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Get excited for Swizzler’s pop-up location in downtown D.C. We know we will be chowing down on these hot dogs, burgers, fried chicken sammies, and truffle parmesan fries for sure. The grand opening is today, so grab your spot in line and get ready to stuff your face. 919 19th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Head to happy hour at City Perch for great deals on craft cocktails, wine, and beer. We have our eyes on the sangria and Applejack margarita. 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.


Every Wednesday in September, Lavagna Restaurant is donating 10% of their proceeds to Anacostia Riverkeeper. Support this amazing charity by eating at Lavagna! This deal includes happy hour 4:30-7 p.m. Lavagna is a delicious farm-to-table Italian restaurant with a friendly neighborhood wine bar vibe–we absolutely love it here for everything from brunch, to dinner, to drinks. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Check out the new mural that’s located along Union Market’s 6th Street N.E. exterior wall. The installation is the inaugural project of Hirshhorn in the City, a new initiative to exhibit international contemporary art beyond the museum walls and connect artists and curators with Washington, D.C.’s creative communities. 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.


For the first time since the conception of the US Coffee Championship in 2002, D.C. will be part of the nationally and internationally recognized competition. Dolcezza and Coffee District (DC’s community-driven coffee event organizers) will host a US Coffee Championship Preliminary–the only one on the East coast. To celebrate the occasion, an entire weekend of events has formed around the preliminaries, yielding the first D.C. Coffee Fest. Check the website for the lineup of events. The party starts today at La Colombe for Thursday Night Throwdown. 1346 Florida Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to DC Harvest for a locally grown brunch! Our favorite brunch spot added mimosas to its Friday itinerary. Every Friday, join the H Street hot spot for brunch, drinks, and dessert from 11 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. Give them a call for a reservation: (202) 629-3296. 517 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

Join hip hop legends Stretch Armstrong and Cool Bob “Bobbito” Love for a live taping of their NPR podcast “What’s Good With Stretch and Bobbito” tonight. They’ll gather in front of a live studio audience at NPR’s headquarters to record their podcast and dig deep in an interview with Michelin-starred chef (and Bitch fave!) José Andrés. Get your tickets here. 1111 North Capitol St. N.E., Washington, D.C.


Enjoy the Barracks Row Festival today. The activities and booths blend urban diversity with the curiosities of small town fairs. There’s no fair like this fair anywhere. Come for beer gardens, a petting zoo, fair foods, artists, musicians and a whole lot more. Make sure you check out our favorite Barracks Row locales: Lavagna, Belga Cafe, and Betsy. Southeast, D.C.


Get sweaty with MADabolic Arlington in Clarendon. Take advantage of their amazing $10 for ten consecutive days of class deal for new members only. You can’t beat it. This high-intensity workout in the heart of Clarendon is perfect for beginners and seasoned athletes alike. Time to get sweaty. 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA.

Football season is here! Spend the day watching the big game and enjoying unlimited wings. Secure your seats for the next four weeks so you can lock in your bottomless wings. The party starts at 1 p.m. Get all the details here. 2519 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Studio Theatre, Olivia Macaron, City Perch, Via Umbria, Lavagna, DC Harvest, and MADabolic. 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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