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This Week in DC: July 17-23

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Don’t let July pass you by–enjoy the weather and free time and head to some fun parties. We’ve got workouts, cheese tastings, and lots of beer waiting for you.

Monday

Head to Cantina Marina for monthly Yappy Hours benefiting the Humane Rescue Alliance! Every 3rd Monday of the month from May 15 through September 18 enjoy the drinks and good company all while supporting the Humane Rescue Alliance. Happy hour is from from 5-8 p.m. 600 Water St. S.W., Washington, D.C.

Tuesday

Join Zaytinya outside on the patio for an exciting dining experience featuring dishes straight from the streets of Istanbul! Chef Costa and his team have created a unique menu inspired by their travels to Turkey available tonight only. Each course will be paired with complementary beverages, plus there will be live music from Kamel Zennia. 701 9th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Take in a show tonight at Studio Theatre. The latest is a romance: when Eric falls for the handsome Wilson on the subway, he doesn’t know what he’s in for. Because Wilson is also Nina, a rising drag star in The House of Light, and when a competing house calls a ball for midnight, Eric is drawn into battle. Part turf war, part pageant, all conquest, Wig Out! is a mesmerizing trip into the heart of African-American drag ball culture by way of Ovid, Jay-Z, and Destiny’s Child. Purchase tickets for the 8 p.m. show here. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Wednesday

Cheese lovers unite! Head to Via Umbria where it’s no secret that that they love cheese and tonight they are going to spread the love (of cheese). Join their experts for a tasting of soft and creamy, spreadable cheeses. Spread the word, spread the love, spread the cheese. 1525 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Head to dinner tonight at Lavagna for a great cause. Every Wednesday, the charming Barracks Row spot donates 10 percent of proceeds go towards a charity as part of its Dine Out for Charity night. Go for happy hour from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and order $4 beers, $7 cocktails, and 25 percent off glasses of wine. Order any of the fresh pastas, bruschetta, charcuterie and cheese, or delicious entrees. No need to feel guilty for indulging because you’re helping a great cause! So, go ahead—get that second or third glass of wine. You deserve it. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

The Underground Kitchen will host a pop up dinner tonight in Warrenton, Virginia. The theme is MANGIA BENE, and features award-winning chef Giovanna Delli Compagni. For this event, Compagni will be reimagining beloved family recipes inspired by her mother and eating well. As always, the exact location of all Underground Kitchen dinners remains a secret, but we can reveal this pop up will be held at a historic resort setting. Purchase tickets here.

Thursday

Enjoy a summer night with bubble activities for kids and live bands for adults. Enjoy bubble stations and bubble artists throughout The Yards, with live bands performing throughout the evening. Purchase tickets here. 301 Water St. S.W., Washington, D.C.

Drink beer and save wildlife at Brew At Zoo. Join Friends of the National Zoo at Washington, D.C.’s best beer festival. Enjoy great times and great brews with unlimited beer tastings from more than seventy breweries, exotic animal encounters, live music and entertainment, and fare from popular food trucks—it’s a unique after-hours Zoo experience. 3001 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Friday 

Head to DC Harvest for a locally grown brunch! Our favorite brunch spot just added mimosas to its Friday itinerary. Every Friday, join the H Street hot spot for lunch (or brunch), drinks, and dessert from 11 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. Give them a call for a reservation: (202) 629-3296. 517 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

Hooray for food from trucks! Truckeroo is a monthly festival held at Fairgrounds that showcases the hottest food trucks in the D.C. area. It’s a family friendly event and features live music, cold drinks, games, and more. 1299 Half St. S.W., Washington, D.C.

Saturday

Explore U and 14th Streets for brunch and try Birch and Barley, Sakerum, Hawthorne, Masa 14, El Rey, Kapnos, or Policy.

Hosted at Salamander’s Equestrian Center, the Twilight Tastings will be showcasing over twelve local beverage makers with the best wine, beer and spirits. The resort’s culinary team will be presenting an array of favorites to complement the beverages, including BBQ baby back ribs and country-style mac & cheese. Guests can enjoy the food and beverage offerings while listening to the live musical performances from the “Songs of Nashville” tour for the final touch to the summer evening bash. 500 N Pendleton St., Middleburg, VA.

Sunday 

Before brunch, head to MADabolic Arlington in Clarendon! This high-intensity workout in the heart of Clarendon is perfect for the busy Bitch on the go who needs an efficient and kick ass workout before or after brunch. (We love these Virginia brunch spots: Fyve, Ambar, Mussel Bar, Palette 22, and Cheesetique.) Take advantage of their amazing $10 for ten consecutive days of class deal for new members only. Start up now just in time for the Whole Thirty challenge in August! It’s perfect to kick your body into hyper drive before a big event or bikini season. 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Via Umbria, Lavagna, Studio Theatre, MADabolic, and DC Harvest. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from these companies.

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