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This Week in DC: November 28- December 4

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We’re getting a slow start to the week after Thanksgiving– but it’s time to get back into the swing of things! We have plenty of workouts, charity events, and brunches planned to get you back to your normal social schedule. Enjoy!

Giveaway! 

We’re festive Bitches, so we’re here to help two lucky readers win a free Christmas tree through DC Tree Delivery, a Christmas tree delivery company serving Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, and Southern Maryland. The ultimate holiday hack, the company makes purchasing Christmas trees as easy as ordering a book on Amazon: order a Christmas trees in a variety of sizes, they deliver it to your door, and even provide post-holiday removal. Enter to win here. We’ll draw a winner on December 6. 

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Monday

Get sweaty with SweatBox! Cycle your way to the best post-holiday season body yet with this new high-intensity interval class. Take on their challenge of ten classes between November 1 and December 31 and win a free ten pack of classes for January–then indulge in holiday festivities guilt-free! New to SweatBox? You’re in luck! The first class is on us! Sign up here and get moving! Spread the love on social media with the hashtag #BitchesWhoSweat. 1612 U St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Head to the Mosaic District for some holiday shopping and delicious Mexican fare. We love Cyclone Anaya’s amazing margaritas and great happy hour deals. We have our eyes on the apple cider marg! Grab dinner on Mondays or Tuesdays and enjoy half-off bottles of wine as well. 2911 District Ave. Fairfax, VA.

Tuesday

Sip, snack, hooray! Heartful.ly is turning one! Heartful.ly is sipping and snacking the night away with leaders and friends from across the tech, nonprofit, and events sectors. They have big things in store for their terrible twos and can’t wait to share them with you. Bring your appetite and prepare to indulge in birthday themed beverages and nostalgic treats. Meet and mingle with other amazing people who raise money to ensure D.C.’s children and families have access to nutritious meals and high-quality educational opportunities. Please visit their birthday wish list and support our friends at Martha’s Table. 600 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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The New Futures’ Associate Board invites you to do good while having fun! Join them on #GivingTuesday at Southern Hospitality for a happy hour in support of New Futures–an organization that provides practical, innovative scholarships, career education services, and support to low-income D.C.-area young people pursuing post-secondary education. 100% of their Raffle & Spin the Wheel proceeds go to New Futures! Prizes include wine tasting, high-end dining experiences, gym/exercise passes, tickets to D.C. sporting events, excursions, and much more! The happy hour is from 6-8 p.m. 1815 Adams Mill Road, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Wednesday

Head to Barracks Row and visit our go-to Italian spot–Lavagna–and drink for a great cause! Every Wednesday in November, 10 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Brent Elementary. The 20 percent off wine of the month is the Cabernet Sauvignon, Drei Dona. Order a bottle for dinner tonight and enjoy freshly made pasta, cheese boards, and delectable desserts. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Spend the night at our favorite theater, Studio Theatre, in Logan Circle to see their incredibly hilarious new play, Straight White Men at 8 p.m. The story follows three brothers and their father at Christmastime. When one brother seems to buckle under the pressures of achievement, it becomes clear that these men are wrestling with something larger than each other. From one of the most daring writers in America, comes a razor-sharp comedy that confronts the complexities of identity and hypocrisies of privilege. Bonus points: they allow wine in the theater. Purchase your tickets here. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Thursday

Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. A free event, ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music! This year’s special nights include BrewLights, December 1; Military Night, December 2; and Date Night, December 8. Member Week is December 3 through December 10. 3001 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Friends of the National Zoo’s hoppiest holiday event, BrewLights, a ticketed microbrew and craft beer event, will take place during ZooLights. Guests can enjoy beer tastings from a dozen breweries and sample savory foods from top local restaurants, all under the bright lights of Washington, D.C.’s favorite holiday tradition. All proceeds support the critical work of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute—including species preservation and animal care. 3001 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Spend the first day of December giving back while enjoying scenic views, creative cocktails, and delicious bites. Join Voodoo Manior for a celebration of award-winning culinary artistry by Chef Stephan Berrouet Durand, and acclaimed handcrafted cocktails curated by K Street’s newly opened Vieux Carr. A unique experience of artistry, style, music, cuisine and mixology through the mysterious world of Voodoo and Haitian culture. Voodoo Manoir will be a unique, 5-course gastronomic experience curated by an acclaimed Haitian chef and paired with craft cocktails, a photo exhibition, and the sounds of tribal vibes and the conga. The event will benefit the International Lifeline Fund and each $225 ticket sold will provide an energy efficient stove for a family in need in Haiti. 2437 15th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Friday

Start your evening with some pampering with a special invite to Logan 14 Aveda’s VIP holiday party. There will be beauty treatments, holiday hot toddys, complimentary services, and giveaways! 7-9 p.m. 1314 B 14th Street N.W., Washington, D.C. The Bitches will be there, and we hope to see you, too!

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Head to 14th Street for Miss Pixie’s 4th Annual Holiday Market! We love celebrating our awesome neighborhood and local customers with a 20% off sale plus over twenty local shopping vendors, live gypsy jazz tunes from The Bitter Dose Combo, and yummy drinks and eats from some of our favorite spots. The event is from 5:30-8:30 p.m. 1626 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Miracle on 7th Street is back this holiday season! It’s returning even bigger and better than last year’s that turned the James Beard Award-nominated Mockingbird Hill into an over-the-top pop-up Christmas bar. Miracle on 7th Street will take over Mockingbird Hill again in addition to adjoining bars Eat the Rich and Southern Efficiency for triple the holiday fun. 1843 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Saturday

Make today all about brunch! Here are some favorites that are Bitch-approved and waiting for you: Bar Deco, Doi Moi, Lavagna, Pennsylvania 6, Blue Duck, Ocopa, and Convivial.

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Join Metro Cooking DC for the 11th annual MetroCooking DC Show! The ultimate food lover’s weekend returns to the Washington Convention Center December 3 and 4. Whether you’re an aspiring home cook or expert entertainer, the two-day culinary extravaganza provides a one-of-a-kind experience for all food and entertaining enthusiasts. See your favorite James Beard award-winning chefs whip up delicious dishes live on the James Beard Foundation Cooking Stage, including Tom Colicchio, Jacques Pépin, Duff Goldman, Richard Sandoval, Victor Albisu, David Guas and more! Taste bites from over fifty restaurants, enjoy local beer and wine, learn different techniques, get your favorite cookbooks signed by the authors themselves, and get some of your holiday shopping out of the way. 801 Mount Vernon Place, N.W., Washington, D.C.

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The German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® invites you to its first annual Christmas Market today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This exciting event, hosted at the German-American Heritage Museum, will feature music by the Alpine Singers along with vendors who will sell a variety of Christmas favorites and other unique crafts. Delectable treats and drinks will be served. Tickets for this event are $10 for GAHF-members and $20 for non-members. 719 6th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Sunday

Check out Eater D.C.’s 2016 awards! We tend to agree! Head to District Distilling, which received the award for best design, for brunch today. 1414-1418 U St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Travel the world in under two hours! Today, you’ll explore one of the most culturally fascinating areas of Washington, D.C.–Embassy Row. In a single afternoon, you’ll stand at the borders of Ireland, Romania, Turkey, Vietnam, Indonesia, and more to taste and experience all different forms of chocolate! Many of them will be decorated specially for the holidays and you will get a glimpse of their decorations surrounding their architecture. Dupont Circle.

Spend the day at the newly opened Escape Room in Georgetown. This location comes with a fully equipped bar that you can enjoy before or after your forty-five minutes of escapism. Book your session now! 3345 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Studio Theatre, Lavagna, Cyclone Anaya’s, and SweatBox. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from these companies. 

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