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This Week in DC: August 21- 27

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Beat the heat with these special events in D.C. and Virginia. Don’t let your August slip away.

Monday

Lavagna has an exciting Restaurant Week special–not only are they offering a three-course meal from their normal menu, but they extended the deals for a second week. Order some pasta and dessert and enjoy the sights of Barracks Row. Make your reservations now before they’re all booked up. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

To celebrate Colada Shop’s first anniversary! Chef Mario Monte and his team welcome friends and fans to the first annual Piña Colada Festival. Guests will have an opportunity to try five different versions of this tropical trifecta of pineapple, roasted coconut, and rum, including a boozy popsicle. These selections promise to meet the requirements of the perfect treat for this hot summer weather. 1405 T St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Make your happy hours even happier at Cyclone Anaya’s. Happy hour lasts from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. 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.

Tuesday

Enjoy a conversation with a bona fide “American in Paris,” moderated by Nikki Rappaport, Director of Brand & Innovation at CAVA, a world traveler, and our very own D.C.-based food lady boss. You’ll discover the real Paris beyond postcard imagery while enjoying bites inspired by the la cuisine healthy section of The New Paris and a selection of French cheeses…all washed down with rosé. Purchase tickets here. 810 7th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

Via Umbria invites you to join them in the kitchen where house mixologist Matt Demma will teach you the skills you need to create delicious cocktails that will impress your guests and satisfy your libation cravings. Tonight, they’re revisiting the iconic duo: Gin and Tonic. Matt will walk you through different variations on this classic cocktail, and help you find what you like best. 1525 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Wednesday

City Perch Kitchen + Bar celebrates the taste of summer with their annual Champagne dinner series. Champagne lovers will meet, sip, connect, get inspired, taste and enjoy a four-course dinner featuring Piper Heidsieck Champagne. Guests will delight in the first artisan cocktail ever created by the house of Piper Heidsieck. The dinner unearths the flavors of the summer season through the jovial creativity and inventive, gastronomic, whimsical artistry of James Beard Award-Winning Chef Sherry Yard. Get your tickets here. 11830 Grand Park Ave. B, North Bethesda, MD.

Thursday

Support Bridge To Health, an international medical and dental nonprofit that focuses on healthcare sustainability and is known for its cervical cancer treatment programs in East Africa. Head to Proper 21 from 5:30-9 p.m. There will be hors d’oeuvres, raffle prizes, a photo booth, and drink special including a famous Kenyan drink “the Dawa.” Tickets are $15 and available here. 1319 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Pink wines are dry, herbaceous, bright and rich–and are a match made in heaven with a broad range of springtime cheeses. Head to “Yes Way Rosé” to learn the tasty basics of cheese and pink wine pairing, wine styles, cheese profiles, and how to differentiate between different types. You’ll delve into the story behind each cheese, as well as give advice about selecting, serving, pairing, and more. You’ll leave class with a full belly and a full brain–armed with all the info you’ll need to navigate the cheese counter and recreate your favorite wine & cheese boards at home. 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

Friday

Every Friday through Labor Day, The Yards Park will host the Capitol Riverfront Friday Night Concert Series. Attendees can relax and enjoy river view, while listening to fantastic live music and indulging on food and drink. 3100 South Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

We suggest bringing Olivia Macaron treats to any soirée–and there’s no shortage of parties during the summertime. We love the raspberry and any seasonal flavors. 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.

Saturday

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.

Celebrate 17th Street and its diversity of restaurants and retailers with your Festival Taste Pass. The festival features an entertainment stage including djs, dance troupes, bands, and drag performances throughout the day. There are one hundred vendors, with more than fifty artists displaying everything from fine art to jewelry, ceramics to crafts, and every creative item in between. 1700 17th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Sunday

Drop by Union Market for the Millennial pop up—a line of oh-so millennial tees made in New York.

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

Join Acqua Al 2 for a patio party overlooking Eastern Market. Sip on a classic Aperol Spritz, enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres, and bid farewell to August in style. Tickets for this sips and snacks soiree are $55 per person and is all inclusive. 212 7th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

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

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