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This Week in DC: February 22-28

It felt like the city got its mojo back this weekend with runners, outdoor diners, and packed beer gardens galore! It definitely gave us hope that spring is around the corner, but until then, let us fill your social calendars with happy hours, wine festivals, and charity functions. Here’s what’s happening in our lovely city this week. 

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Rough day at work? Take a quick lunch break and stop by Logan 14 for their phenomenal express services! Relax with a thirty-minute massage, facial, or blow out for just $30. 1314 B 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

If you’d rather relax with a drink in hand, head to Guajillo for National Margarita Day. In honor of this very important holiday, the Arlington spot is offering 20 percent off all day. Choose from hibiscus, pineapple, passion fruit, and other flavors of marg. 1727 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA

Make your way up to Jaleo in Bethesda for unlimited paella and sangria at the José Andrés hot spot. Every Monday, Jaleo offers unlimited paella with salad and flan for just $25 from 5 p.m. until close. Add sangria for $15 and you have yourself a perfect night! 7271 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD.



Head to The Pig for happy hour and sip on a whiskey flight for $8 or a glass of wine for $7. Don’t miss the truffle mac & cheese or beef and pork burger for less than $10. Stay for dinner and don’t forget to try something from their new dessert menu! Happy hour is from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. during the week and from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on the weekend. 1320 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Stop by the Renwick Gallery and feast your eyes on Wonder. After a two-year renovation hiatus, Renwick is open once again and has become Instagram famous thanks to the Wonder exhibit. Head over to see what all the fuss is about and snap a few pictures for the ‘gram. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. with free admission. 1661 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Unwind and socialize with hundreds of local professionals and entrepreneurs at a happy hour hosted through Network After Work. You’ll make great connections in a fun and relaxed environment, while expanding your network to help fuel your own career or business goals. The event is from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., but if you arrive before 7 p.m. you’ll receive a complimentary drink. Tickets are $15 in advance or $25 at the door. RSVP here. 1337 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Venture to Alexandria or Arlington for a night of cheese and wine at Cheesetique-what more could you ask for? Join fellow cheese lovers for Wine Down Wednesday with $5 house wine all day and night. Enjoy some small plates such as cheese curds and nachos for $8 during happy hour from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Don’t forget to take a look in their shop for some funky and unique gifts. 2411 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA | 4056 Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA.


Do you speak Spanish, French, Italian, or German? If you do, then you won’t want to miss this International Happy Hour. Join other guests and network with other internationally-minded professionals while speaking in English or a foreign language at the Embassy Row Hotel. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends around 8:30 p.m. If you get there before 7 p.m., the hotel is offering half-off house wine and beer and $2 off cocktails. Business or cocktail attire is requested. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door. Purchase tickets here. 2015 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Righteous Cheese is holding a Cheese & Craft Beer 101 class tonight at 6:30 p.m. In this intro class, you’ll taste and talk about three classic beer styles along with six classic cheeses to begin your exploration into what makes an utterly delicious match. Take a journey through the fundamentals of cheese and beer–and the funky stories behind some favorites–so you can confidently pair on your own. Fromager Carolyn Stromberg will delve into the story behind each cheese, as well as give advice about selecting, serving, pairing, and more. Tickets are $52. 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.


The International Club of DC and the Russian Chamber Art Society cordially requests the pleasure of your company at the Embassy of Austria for a delightful evening of classical music. The concert is followed by a reception of delectable desserts along with wine served at the open bar. Come to hear the gorgeous Russian poetry of Pasternak, Akhmatova, Blok, and Esenin set to compelling Russian music and sung by Jasmina Halimic, Timur Bekbosunov, and Kevin Wetzel accompanied by pianist Vera Danchenko-Stern. A dessert and wine reception follow the performance to sweeten the evening even more. Tickets are $55 for a limited time only. 3524 International Court N.W., Washington, D.C.

The Washington State Society will host its first annual Washington to Washington Wine Festival to celebrate the rich wine history, culture, and diverse quality of wines grown and produced in Washington State. Ticket holders will receive multiple tastings of wine, as well as a full pour in a commemorative glass. The event will also feature appetizers reflective of Washington State’s excellent agricultural products. Wineries you can expect to see include the Maryhill Winery, Columbia Crest Winery, Alexandria Nicole Cellars, and Salida Wine. The event takes place at Eastern Market from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. See here for more details and to purchase tickets for $40. 225 7th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Join a Chance for Life at The Sphinx Club and support childhood cancer research. Starting at noon, over 400 poker players will compete for a grand prize or a seat at the World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas! You can purchase spectator seats to watch all of the action first-hand. At 7:30 p.m., sample over fifteen local and international wines and craft beers paired with delectable food from Mike Isabella Concepts. At 10 p.m., stay for the charity dance party featuring live music. Enjoy a premium open bar while dancing the night away on two floors. Tickets start at $95. 1315 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


We love the Oscars and we love Commissary. Which is why we’ll be heading to Commissary’s Oscar viewing party, tonight! The restaurant will be showing the Oscars on a full-wall projector, so you can view the show from any spot in the restaurant. Each nominated film gets their own special menu item and cocktail pairing. Guests can expect a popcorn bar, a red carpet, passed hors d’oeuvres, various food stations, and an open bar. Ticket prices vary ranging from $35 to $90. The red carpet begins at 4 p.m. RSVP here. 1443 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Eatwell DC, Capella, Guajillo, and Logan 14. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from the companies. 


Tess enjoys all things D.C. and food related. You can find her pursing a marketing career during the week while brunching and boozing all weekend. Will work for truffle potato chips.

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