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This Week in DC: January 26- February 1

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The Super Bowl, pizza parties, and brunch—what could be better? Despite this weather, it’s sure to be a great week here in Washington. Hope you’re working remotely while Juno brings her wrath.

Monday

Mad Fox Brewing Company, Northern Virginia’s upscale gastro brewpub, is hosting a five-course Robbie Burns beer dinner. The Robbie Burns Dinner is a festive annual tribute to the life, works and spirit of the great Scottish poet, celebrated internationally on, or near, his birthday. Tickets, $75 per person (tax included, gratuity excluded), with limited seating. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m., with dinner scheduled at 7 p.m. 444 West Broad Street, Falls Church, Va.

Tuesday

Why not head to Alexandria for a great meal? Bastille, the popular French restaurant in Old Town from Chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux, is reopening at its new location for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. The opening menu captures Christophe’s range in dishes that include paella a la plancha and Maine lobster braised in coconut curry broth. In addition to her celebrated desserts, Michelle will offer house-made baked goods such as a daily Galette de Pain flatbread, ice creams, and made-to-order cakes for special occasions. 606 North Fayette St., Alexandria, Va.

Wednesday

Take in a concert on a rooftop this evening The W Hotel is hosting another installation of POV Live with Vérité, named as one of the best artsits in Alt-Pop by Buzzfeed. Entrance is free and there will be $10 specialty cocktails. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. 515 15th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Thursday

Didn’t celebrate New Year’s Eve in style this year? Luckily, you’re offered a do-over. You can fill the post-holiday lull with a second New Year’ Eve celebration hosted by the Junior League at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery. Enjoy food and drink tastings from some of the best chefs and mixologists in DC, a silent auction, and an amazing swag bag filled with fun treats. Tickets, $55. 6:30 p.m. Pepco, 702 8th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Friday
It’s just what DC needed: a pizza company that goes by the name of a Kesha and Pitbull song. Timber Pizza Co. is hosting a pop-up pizza and beer dinner at the Dolcezza Factory on Friday. The five-course dinner will include beer pairings from DC Brau, including limited-edition brews, as well as collaborations with DCity Smokehouse, DGS Delicatessen, and Indigo. Dessert will be a Timber Pizza Co. and Dolcezza Gelato collaboration. Tickets are $65 and include tax, tip, food, and beverage. Make reservations online for seatings at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Dolcezza Gelato Factory & Coffee Lab, 550 Penn St. N.E., Washington D.C.

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Saturday

Brunch. Lately, we’ve enjoyed Boundary Stone, which serves brunch every day of the week, but bottomless on the weekends. In Dupont, La Tomate delivers a delicious, bottomless brunch in the sunlit filled atrium. Or, if you’re feeling lazy, order in with OrderAhead.

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Sunday

Inspired by the athleticism of the Super Bowl? Want to work out before inhaling all those chicken wings and nachos? Sign up for the Pacers Combine 5K. The race is at 8 a.m. at West Potomac Park—a flat 5K course. Once you’ve completed the race, you can test your off-season fitness with an (optional) cross training challenge. Complete the series of fitness challenges: 20 push-ups, 20 sit-ups, 20 jump squats, and the 20-yard Red Zone Lunge. The time will be added to your 5K for an overall combine winner. Register and find more information online.

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Not a fan of the Superbowl? Head to a brunch party instead. STK is hosting a Superbowl Tailgate Brunch Party, with a live DJ performance, bottomless brunch cocktails throughout the afternoon, and a creative take on game day, with items like the Brunch BLT and the Baked Almond French Toast. If you arrive in a Seahawks or Patriots, expect to receive a brunch shooter.

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