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This Week in DC: December 20

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The city has cleared out and SnapChat has its Winter Break tags going strong—that must mean it’s Christmas time!

Most importantly, let’s look ahead to New Year’s Eve and the New Year’s Day, one of the top days for brunch each year. Before we go on break for the holidays, we’ll be posting our comprehensive guide to our top picks for New Year’s Eve parties and restaurants serving brunch New Year’s Day tomorrow. So, check back then!

Merry Christmas and happiest holidays to you and yours, Bitches.


Get into the spirit with the 9th Annual Local Holiday Christmas Spectacular at the Kennedy Center. The event features nine local artists performing holiday tunes on the Millennium Stage—and it’s free, making us even more merry. 6 p.m., The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Over the weekend, we finally took advantage of one of DC’s most delightful holiday activities: Zoo Lights. Sure, we were the only adults there without children, but it was super fun and festive, even as adults without children. And yes, we may have ridden the carousel. The activity is free. Find more info here.



Take advantage of the empty city to enjoy the local shops and holiday markets in Washington! My personal favorite is the Downtown Holiday Market, because it offers mini doughnuts, festive tunes, and great Christmas ornaments. The downtown market is on 8th and F Street.

There’s also the Alexandria Holiday Market, or do some shopping at Union Market and stop by Lab 1270, a small business incubator, to shop from local retailers.

If you’re doing some very last minute shopping and need advice, check out our Local DC Gift Guide.



Shalom, Bitches! While we love latkes, we’ll also engage in falafel when the mood strikes—or somebody throws a Falafel Frenzy. (Yes, apparently that’s a thing.) The Jewish Federation is throwing a falafel party at Howard Theatre with food, beverages, and more. 100% of proceeds go to helping the hungry, including Holocaust survivors. Tickets, $36. Howard Theatre, 620 F St. N.W., Washington. D.C.

Looking for somewhere to dine in DC? Washingtonian has some top picks for Christmas Eve dinner in the District.


Merry Christmas!

If you’re Jewish, like theatre, Jewish and like theatre, or just in town for the holidays, we recommend seeing Bad Jews at Studio Theatre. It’s a hilarious comedy about family and modern life realness. They’re showing the play on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day—and we’re told they’ll be serving complimentary Chinese food both days. Plus,Tickets are $45, or $25 for those under 30 with a sign up for the Studio 25 Club (membership is free). Read our review, here. And get tickets here. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Laura Lapidus, Maggie Wilder, and Rowan Vickers in Bad Jews at Studio Theatre. Photo by Allie Dearie.
Laura Lapidus, Maggie Wilder, and Rowan Vickers in Bad Jews at Studio Theatre. Photo by Allie Dearie.


In the District and brunching? Check out our Best & Worst Brunches 2015. Looking for something specific, like the Best Bloody Mary or top notch Eggs Benny? Use our Best Bites to find your answer. You’ll go bananas for Republic’s monkey bread, trust us.

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Headed to the movies after Christmas but not a Star Wars fan? First of all: what’s wrong with you? Second, there are all sorts of great indie flicks and dramas at the new Atlantic Plumbing Cinema on U Street. Plus, they serve wine! We’re dying to see Spotlight.

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