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This Week in DC: April 3

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It’s another busy week, ladies and gents! Now that the cherry blossoms have bloomed, spring can really start. Have fun at charity events, Best of Washington, D.C., or embassy parties this week.

Reminder: Dine Out for Life is this Thursday! Book your reservations at any one of the hundreds of locations participating this year. It’s for a great cause.

Monday

Grab happy hour at B Too tonight! The restaurant has a new, early happy hour deal–half-priced small plates, draft beer, wine, and specialty cocktails from 2:30-6:30 p.m. every weekday! We love their brunch and the famous doffle, a Belgian doughnut waffle. So, ditch work early and head to 14th Street for carbs and cocktails. 1320 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Ice Cream Jubilee is coming out with a new flavor in honor of the Nationals Opening Day: Nats Red Velvet! Today only, people with a ticket to the game will receive a mini cone of the new flavor. There will be extended specials and photo booths all around The Yards today so make sure you get over there to take advantage of all the springtime fun. And if you need a bite during the game, check out our Nats Park Best Bites guide! 301 Water St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Ernest Hemingway, true to his macho image, plunged into intelligence work with characteristic passion. Nicholas Reynolds, an intelligence and military historian and former CIA officer, became fascinated by Hemingway’s involvement with espionage while serving as the historian for the CIA Museum. Join Reynolds as he discusses his new book Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy, and how Hemingway’s secret adventures shaped his life and work. Tickets are $25 and include a Cuban cocktail, guacamole, and chips.  801 9th St N.W., Washington, D.C

Tuesday

Enjoy a special cherry blossom menu dinner at Belga Cafe. Enjoy foie gras, seared seafood, pork loin, and dessert all with a special hint of cherry, inspired by the blossoms. We love Belga Cafe for everything from brunch to cocktails, so we’re sure this special menu, available until April 16th, will be a hit. 514 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

It’s Women’s “Equal Pay Day” today. Help “celebrate” with AAUW‘s famous unhappy hour at Sauf Haus Bier Hall & Garden! Twenty percent of drink sales will be donated to AAUW. In honor of the fact that women working full-time, year-round in the United States typically are paid just 80 percentof what men are paid, or a gap of 20 percent. 1216 18th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Head to a show at Studio Theatre! In the latest play, three sisters and their brother search for meaning amidst missed opportunities and misplaced dreams in the everyday clutter of lackluster birthday presents, pushy in-laws, and underwhelming suitors.  Purchase tickets here for Three Sisters 7:30 p.m. show. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Wednesday

Springtime in the cheese world means the beginning of sheep’s milk season! To kick off this glorious time of year, Via Umbria’s April cheese of the month will be Pecorino Sardo, a beautiful medium-aged cheese from Sardinia. Join them tonight from 7:30-9:30 p.m. to taste this briny, buttery delight! Tickets are only $25.

Make your hump days even happier at Cyclone Anaya’s. Happy hour lasts from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. We are big fans of the bite sized appetizers such as the brisket quesadilla. We recommend the guiltless elderflower mojito–best mojito we’ve ever had! 2911 District Ave., Fairfax VA

We suggest bringing Olivia Macaron treats to any soirée. We can’t wait to try the new spring flavors like cassis, cherry blossom, cookies ‘n cream, and lemon meringue. Olivia Macaron’s three locations in Georgetown, Tyson’s Corner Mall, and Montgomery Mall are convenient for any busy shopper in the DC area. 3222 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA | 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD.

 

Thursday

Don’t miss Dining Out for Life 2017 tonight! This international event held in over sixty cities raises critical funds to support the missions of outstanding HIV/AIDS service organizations throughout North America. Each year, approximately 100 restaurants throughout the greater D.C. area will donate 25-110 percent of proceeds to Food & Friends. Make your reservations now to one of the hundreds locations participating this year.

Celebrate Washington City Paper’s Best of D.C. issue and winners at the fifth annual Best of D.C. Celebration. This not-to-be-missed event features more than fifty of the region’s top restaurants, mixologists, breweries, and performers all in one great night. VIP Tickets include an extra hour of tastings and entertainment, a VIP Gift Bag, exclusive access to the VIP Lounge, and more. Use our code “BODC17BWB” to get a discount on GA tickets here. 801 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Spend your late night with Logan Tavern for their bonus happy hour! From 9 p.m. until close from Sunday to Thursday, enjoy $6 small plates and drinks on 14th Street. We have our eyes on the grilled cheese, Brussels sprouts, and a glass of Rioja. Cheers! 1423 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

It’s Architecture Month and the opening party is tonight! The party will be held at the former Spanish Ambassador’s residence and features a new exhibit on contemporary Spanish architecture. Tickets are free. 7-8:30 p.m.  2801 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. (Follow along on the fun with the hashtag #ArchMonthDC, and find more info on other cool events, like the tour of Yards Park, here.) 

Friday

You are cordially invited to an enchanting evening of Montenegrin culture, cuisine, and wine at the Embassy of Montenegro. There will be an authentic dinner buffet feast of Montenegrin Delicacies and an open bar. You’ll even get to meet the Ambassador to Montenegro! Tickets are $80. 1610 New Hampshire Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Saturday

Rose + Art + Wine + Music = the spring edition of DC Wine Fest! Sample unique varietals from wineries set to live music. party lively during this all-day, all-night wine experience. VIP admission means you’ll gain early access one hour before the crowd, so you’ll have more time to sample and mingle. Tickets start at $35. 1234 9th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Come enjoy the tastes, sounds and feel of Japan at the Sakura Matsuri–a Japanese Street Festival! It is the largest one-day celebration of Japanese culture in the US. There will be four stages of performances and demonstrations, cultural exhibitors, food vendors, cooking demonstrations, a Children’s’ Corner and more! Yards Park, Washington, D.C.

Sunday

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, and Convivial.

Spend your Sunday with our favorite work out pros at SweatBox, a high-intensity interval class. SweatBox 101 will be offered every Sunday at 12:45 p.m. and is free to anyone interested in trying out the studio. You will receive step-by-step instructions on how to effectively use the TRX bands and special bikes used for the exercises. PS–your first workout is on us! Sign up here and get sweaty. Don’t forget to spread the love on social media with the hashtag #BitchesWhoSweat. 1612 U St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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

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