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This Week in DC: July 31

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Who could believe that it’s already August… where does the time go, people? Don’t waste anymore of your summer and get out there.

Monday

Join District Distillers for a cocktail party featuring libations created for and by their talented distillers. They will be shaking and stirring some amazing recipes all night long. Each distillery involved will be creating one cocktail recipe featuring their spirits on a specialty menu for the evening. Help D.C. #drinklocal and celebrate! 501B G St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Tuesday

Head Chef Michael Costa of Zaytinya has crafted a unique pairing menu bringing his culinary creations together with the best beers from Bell’s Brewery. Join them for one night only featuring his special menu and beer pairings. Purchase your tickets here. 701 9th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Wednesday

Make your hump days even happier at Cyclone Anaya’s and enjoy their gorgeous and spacious patio–it’s the largest in all of Mosaic District! Happy hour lasts from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. We are big fans of the bite-sized appetizers such as the brisket quesadilla. We recommend the guiltless elderflower mojito–best mojito we’ve had in awhile! 2911 District Ave., Fairfax VA.

Millie’s DC is thrilled to round out its first summer with Lobster Bake Nights. Offered every Wednesday night in August from 5 p.m. to close, the classic lobster bake is served with corn, potatoes, drawn butter, and a cup of chowder for $34 per person. Get your tickets here. 4866 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Thursday

Hopheads get ready, National IPA Day is right around the corner! Bluejacket is the place to be on as they celebrate one of their absolute favorite beer styles. This year they’re giving everybody a reason to feel festive by offering all of their IPAs–whether single, double or triple–for only $5 a glass, from open to close. There is no admission fee for this event. All IPAs will be priced at $5 for a full pour beginning at 11:30 a.m. 300 Tingey St. S.E., 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.

They’re adding in a few new Truckeroo dates this year–woohoo! Truckeroo is a monthly festival held at Fairgrounds that showcases the hottest food trucks in the D.C. area. Held April through October, Truckeroo is a family friendly event and features live music, cold drinks, games, and more. 1299 Half St. S.W., Washington, D.C.

Celebrate peach-picking season at Bluemont Vineyard, Great Country Farms, and Dirt Farm Brewing. Enjoy Farm-to-Table Friday at Great Country Farms. Munch on peach and prosciutto bites topped with feta and arugula–and cool off with a peach wine slushy. Find the rest of the weekend peach activities here. 18755 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, VA

Saturday

For one night only, Nuit Cirque brings an utterly unique experience full of fantastical performers and incredibly intricate costumes. Created to be a roaming performer style evening, the night is filled with fire, sparkle and lights. Magic hangs in the air with Washington’s very own circus of the night. This event is part of Art Soiree’s Summer Art Fusion Series at the Rooftop of Liaison Capitol Hill. Tickets are $10-$20. 415 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Local DJ and producer, Jacq Jill, will host “The Cookout” at The Rooftop today. A three-part summer series that highlights some of D.C.’s most talented DJs. Each cookout will feature collaborations between local DJs, giving guests a unique and original sound experience while they relax at the pool. The party is from 3-9 p.m. Get tickets here. 2015 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Sip and sample food and drinks from over 30 restaurants at Taste of Studio Theatre. Enjoy a sneak peek of their current production, Wig Out!as well as art installations, live music, spoken word, and film screenings from community partners. The artistic programming is free, but buy a ticket to enjoy the nosh and beer garden here.  1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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.

Created in 2008 in response to the lack of education around heritage breed pigs, Cochon555 is a nose-to-tail competition dedicated to supporting family farmers and educating chefs and diners about the agricultural importance of utilizing Old World livestock. They work with every type of restaurant and bar imaginable–Mom-and-Pop, farm-to-table, BBQ, Michelin star–and their participating chefs all share one core value: they source products responsibly. Get tickets here. 2650 Virginia Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Studio Theatre, Cyclone Anaya’s, 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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