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This Week in DC: August 1-7

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Wait, it’s August? We’re not sure how that happened, but you can find us soaking up the hot summer months with these activities. We’ll see you there!

Monday

Take the day for yourself and call in sick to enjoy Commissary’s Bottomless Mondays. All you can drink mimosas or Bloody Marys for just $15 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. You can’t beat that! Topped off with yummy brunch and a popular patio and you have yourself the best “sick day” ever. 1443 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Head to happy hour because–well, why not? Consult our ultimate D.C. Happy Hour Guide for your next go-to spot. 

Tuesday

Shop at the South Moon Under pop up—and get your hair braided at the Logan 14 Braid Bar—at our Midsummer Soiree tonight! Get on the wait list for a night full of cocktails, shopping, a braid bar, flash tattoos, and a photo booth at the Gibson patio. There will be custom crafted cocktails by the Gibson bartenders courtesy of Green Hat Gin and Whistle Pig Whiskey, and tacos from vegetarian taco spot CHAIA to ensure you don’t get too tipsy.  Your $35 ticket includes all the summer cocktails and rosé you can drink, plus a gift bag loaded with goodies including jewelry from Rachelle Celine, treats from Olivia Macaron and Whisked! and much more. Sign up for the wait list, hereTickets, $35, all inclusive. 2009 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Wednesday

Treat yourself today and detox before all the brunching and boozing commences this weekend. Logan 14 offers an amazing deal during the week, with their 30-minute express services including massages, facials, and blow outs. We’ve been eyeing the Outer Peace Facial and the Reflexology massage. So stop in on your lunch break between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for 30 minutes of bliss. 1314 B 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Spend the night at Pinstripes and get in a game or bowling or bocce before dinner or with drinks. Bowling and bocce are $8 and $5 per hour per person, respectively. Sip on some craft cocktails such as the Margarita Italiano or an Old Fashion. Try some happy hour bites for $5-$7 such as flatbreads, calamari, or stuffed mushrooms. See our review of the spring menu here. 1064 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Thursday

You’re invited to join Becky’s Fund in celebrating the end of summer with the second annual Take A Stand, Make a Splash fundraiser. Join them for a swimsuit fashion show at the VIDA Fitness Penthouse Pool Club that celebrates the strength, health, and diversity of women’s bodies. Watch former and current female athletes and fitness professionals strut in the latest fashions by Vizcaya Swimwear and Calypso St. Barth while sipping on refreshing cocktails and enjoying rooftop views of the city. Proceeds from this event will benefit Becky’s Fund. Becky’s Fund is a DC-based nonprofit that addresses how to prevent intimate partner violence and educates local youth on how to end the cycle of abuse. Tickets begin at $30. 1612 U St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Head to the Pancakes and Booze Art Show at Penn Social. Enjoy the largest underground art show around with over 100 emerging artists, live body painting, live DJs, and free pancake bar. Get your $5 tickets here. 801 E St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Friday

Head to Union Market for the old fashion drive-in movie series! The series will be held on the first Friday of every month from July through October. Tonight’s show is “Ratatouille” and begins at 8 p.m. Movie lovers and retro fanatics alike can munch on theater worthy delectables such as fried chicken biscuits from the Mason Dixie food truck and popcorn from Stella’s Popkern. The DC Rollergirls will be on hand delivering snacks and drinks on wheels. 1305 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

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Tap into your creative side and choose a picture to paint with PaintNite. With hundreds of options to choose from, you can find just about any type of painting you want to recreate. Go with a friend, get happy hour beforehand, and paint a beautiful picture for your abode. Tickets are $45. Use the code “liveloveart” for 40 percent off!

Saturday

Join Studio Theatre as they transform their building for a multi-level and multi-sensory food, beverage, and lifestyle festival celebrating the vibrant and rich culture of the 14th Street corridor. Taste of Studio allows guests to feast on a myriad of flavors from local vendors, such as Birch and Barley, Cork Wine Bar, and &pizza, while checking out swag from labels like La-Z Boy and Hugh and Crye. Guests can also purchase costumes, props and set pieces from past productions and join workshops from the Acting Conservatory faculty. Last but not least, the festival will feature pop-up performances by the cast of its latest production, Hand to God. Get your exclusive All Access Pass now to experience all the bites and sips of Taste of Studio for one great price. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

We could drink rosé all day! If you’re like us, we have the perfect event for you this weekend. Join Ris for a fun ROSÉ ALL DAY tasting and learn about this underappreciated wine style. They will discuss the various methods of making rose wine and then sample a dozen different rosé varietals from all over the world. You will get to taste several small plates by Chef Ris Lacoste and see why this wine style was chosen “Best Wine” in this year’s Sommelier Smack Down. Tickets are $65. 2275 L St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Calling all doggie-lovers! Woofstock is the premiere dog-friendly event in Washington D.C., with live music, craft beer, food trucks and lots and lots of puppies! Enjoy an adoption event with WARL/WHS, local exhibits and food trucks, pet photography, and puppy gelato and treats by Spoil Me Rotten Biscuits. 1399 5th St. N.E., 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, Ocopa, and Convivial.

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BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Commissary, Studio Theatre, South Moon Under, Pinstripes, and Logan 14. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from the company.

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