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This Week in DC: June 6-12

Spend your week catching up with friends over delicious drinks and bites. Enjoy charity happy hours, jazz, shopping, and party brunches. Make your week count, because before you know it Summer will fly by!


D.C. Jazz Festival starts this week! Through June 17th, you can see emerging and acclaimed artists. From Jazz in the Garden to The Yards, there’s always a show somewhere. Tonight’s performance is at 7 p.m. at Bistrot Lepic Wine & Bar where there is free entry with the purchase of food and beverages. Check out the full schedule. 1736 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Every Monday night from June 6th through June 20th, stop by Bazaar Spices for Live Deliciously 101–an exciting culinary class that aims to promote healthy, exciting recipes with Mediterranean flair.  Students will learn everything from meal planning and flavor profiles, to exploring the essentials for a plant-based diet. Tickets are $70 for two classes, with a free potluck party as the final class. Each class includes cooking demonstrations, guided tours around the shop, and Bazaar Spices giveaways.  Attendees will receive free ingredients from the Bazaar Spices team, as well as an in-store discount. 2130 8th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Hallelujah! It’s Taco Tuesday! Spend happy hour at Commissary and spend $2.50 per taco and $2.50 per draft beer. The tacos include chicken, pulled pork, Mahi Mahi, and avocado. Only great deals and great vibes during happy hour here. Grab a spot on the patio and enjoy! Happy hour is from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. 1443 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Head to Georgetown to the new Lilly Pulitzer store! Get your basics–white shorts, navy dresses, and summer accessories–or pull together an outfit for a special occasion–wedding, vacation, or cocktail party. Whatever your need, Lilly has got you covered. Don’t forget to pre-order your Lilly agenda today! A must for any organized girl on the go. 1079 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Take advantage of DC Harvest’s half-priced pasta night. Taste the pepper spaghetti or fresh spelt linguini. Order oysters, cheese plate, or the snap pea salad for an appetizer. 517 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.


Join Silver for National Gin Day and their June happy hour to benefit the Children’s Inn at NIH. They’ll be offering our regular specials on beer, wine, cocktails and appetizers. With a $10 donation to the Children’s Inn, you’ll receive two complimentary gin cocktails: a Bee Sweet Lemon-tini or a Strongberry Lemonade. 7150 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD.


Kick off your summer with the hottest party of the year! Join Washingtonian at The AT&T Best of Washington party at The National Building Museum. Enjoy delectable fare and cocktails from Washingtonian’s “100 Very Best Restaurant” winners. All funds from the silent auction and a portion of ticket proceeds will go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Tickets are $125. The event is from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. 401 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to the ModCloth pop-up in Georgetown June 9th – June 25th. The pop-up will feature a collection of clothing, swimwear, and the company’s new wedding collection. Customers can try on pieces from XS-4X in store, and then have them shipped to their homes for free. Home decor, vintage items, and jewelry can be purchased directly on site. 1626 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Spend the evening by candle light at the 18th Street Lounge for a delightful evening of music and dance. You are invited to learn and experience the Argentine Tango with this rare opportunity to learn the tango from an expert instructor. After the lesson, enjoy an elegant tango performance that will be sure to wow all. Dance the evening away with complimentary access to one of the most exclusive lounges in D.C. and enjoy drink specials for the first hour of the event. The event is from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and tickets are $16. 1212 18th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Journey to Ghana without ever leaving the District as you step onto foreign soil for a very special African cultural evening at the Embassy of Ghana. Join your fellow young professionals for a special taste of Ghanaian food, open bar, music, cultural dancing, diplomats, fashion, film, and more at this African treasure. The event is from 7:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $65. 3512 International Drive N.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to brunch with your ladies today! See where we’ve been lately: Espita Mezcaleria, Nopa Kitchen and Bar, Brick Lane, Green Pig Bistro, Local 16, Convivial, Ocopa, and Masa 14.  

Spend the day in Alexandria for the 13th annual D.C. Crawfish Boil. Enjoy 10,000 pounds of all-you-can-eat crawfish, 50 kegs of beer, and more. Be ready for lawn games, picnics, and lots of fun! Tickets are $60. The event is from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. 8999 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA.

The annual Pride Parade kicks off today at 4:30 p.m. from 22nd & P Street. Pride Parade travels one and a half miles through Dupont Circle and 17th Street, passes by the Logan Circle neighborhood and ends along the revitalized 14th Street corridor at S Street. Get ready for a great time and lots of beads and giveaways. 22nd & P Street N.W., Washington, D.C.


Get ready for a revolutionary style brunch where you will dine and party–and do everything you weren’t allowed to do under parental supervision–at Capitale hosted by La Boum. Guests will be enticed by a delicious brunch menu as a DJ spins an infectious playlist. The lights will be dimmed, the shades will be closed, and corks will be popping. There is never a dull moment as your hosts take you on a four-hour afternoon experience that is nothing like other D.C. brunches. This event is from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Tickets are $29.50 plus 20% gratuity. Warning: this  brunch is not for the conservative or the weary. 1301 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


If you like Beyonce, then we have the event for you! Attend a Beyhive Brunch on H Street at Red Rocks Bistro. Enjoy bottomless lemonade mimosas, brunch buffet, and Ivy Park raffle ticket. Brunch begins at 11:30 a.m. All inclusive tickets are $40. 1348 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.
BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with DC Harvest, Silver, La Boum, and Eatwell. 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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