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This Week in D.C.: Sept. 25 – Oct. 1

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We’re bringing Italy to Georgetown this fall! Join us for another fun, fab Bitches Who Brunch event at Via Umbria this 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 cocktail stations and more. Snag your tickets here. 6p.m.-9 p.m. 1525 Wisconsin Ave. 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. It’s only open for a few months, so grab your spot from 4-9:30 p.m. and get ready to stuff your face. 919 19th St. N.W., 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.

Due to the popularity of July’s Turkish Street Food Dinner, Head Chef Michael Costa has created another exciting dining experience inspired by the streets of Istanbul. Join Zaytinya on the patio for this delicious meal featuring four waves of food paired with select beverages. Space is limited, so book now. 701 9th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


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.


Head to Belga Cafe tonight where they will feature a special menu “Bapas & Beer.” Enjoy five courses of authentic Belgian cuisine, each served with a pairing from Goose Island Beers. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Price is $49.99 per person (not including taxes and gratuity). 514 8th St. S.E., 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 percent of its 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.


The widely-celebrated, intimate dining experience, Goat Underground, returns tonight at 7 p.m. This ticketed dinner event features a creative and eclectic menu from chef Nathan Beauchamp with inventive drink pairings from bar director JD Quioco. The full tasting menu will be revealed to guests upon arrival, but signature specialty items will make an appearance, like Nathan’s famous Shit on a Shingle, an elevated version of chipped beef with caramelized leeks and cream sauce over crispy bread. Tickets can be purchased here, with reservations limited to groups of two. 1330 U St. 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.

Bring your own yoga mat to a one-of-a-kind class–practice your poses alongside eight seven-week old beagle puppies. Class starts at 7 p.m. The class costs $25. The best part? They’re up for adoption! 2650 South Arlington Mill, Arlington, VA


Please join Capitol City Brewing Company in celebrating its 18th annual Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest at Arlington’s Shirlington Village. More than sixty-five regional breweries and thirty local restaurants are participating with authentic German food, brews, traditional music, and Alpine dancing. 4001 Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA

UNCENSORED Underground is DC Public Library Foundation’s annual Banned Books Week fundraiser celebrating the freedom to read, create, and express. Enjoy themed cocktails, art exhibits, live performances, and more. 19 Dupont Circle N.W., Washington, D.C.


Just in time for fall, head to the District’s first BIG GAY FLEA! Welcoming queer businesses and artisans, queens with full closets, artists and collectors alike. Get your holiday shopping started early while planning your looks for Halloween. The FLEA will be held in the Town Danceboutique parking lot from 12 to 5 p.m. The outdoor area will be transformed into a vendor’s market, while the indoor areas will have games, full bar service, drag performances, and DJs! Outdoor market is all ages and free to the public. 2009 8th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Experience the rich history of D.C. in an entirely new way. Spend an afternoon at the Dumbarton House Museum touring the private collections while tasting historic foods and cocktails designed to enhance your understanding of how people would have dined while living in this historic mansion. Purchase tickets here. 2715 Q St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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