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This Week in DC: May 31-June 5

It’s officially summer! Whether you love beer, brunch, or benefits–you’ll be sure to find plenty of fun things to do this week in our guide. We’re especially excited for Studio Theatre’s Spring Fling, SAVOR beer week at Jack Rose, National Doughnut Day, and Sunday Supper.

The Friends with Benefits Summer Fling is back and better than ever! Here’s the deal with Studio Theatre’s benefits: For just $10 a month, you get buy-one-get-one-free ticket privileges, invitations for two FWB Happy Hours, two free tickets to the Summer Fling, drink vouchers, and discounted tickets to various Studio parties and events. This is the perfect time to purchase them because a performance of Hedda Gabler and the Summer Fling are this Friday. Purchase a membership and tickets while they last here! 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Spend your happy hour at Ristorante i Ricchi in Dupont Circle for Wine and Scents with Nancy Illman. Illman is a full-time essential oil educator who is dedicated to empowering people to manage their wellness naturally. The talk begins at 6:15 p.m. and ends around 7:30 p.m. There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The event is free and open to the public. 1220 19th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


One of the beer world’s most highly-anticipated events, SAVOR American Craft Beer + Food Experience returns to D.C. on June 3-4, and Jack Rose is leading up to the main event with three days of exciting, beer-centric events from Tuesday, May 31 to Thursday, June 2. Each day has a different theme; today’s theme is “Victory, Surly and Tacos…’Nuff Said.” Check the calendar for more details. The events are from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. with free admission. Keep the party going at Bar Deco, one of our favorite Penn Quarter spots. Find more information on the after party, here2007 18th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


We are excited to announce the return of Sunset Fitness in the Park–the outdoor weekly fitness classes every Wednesday in Georgetown. The series will feature free classes led by instructors from Georgetown fitness studios. Classes will take place every Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Be sure to visit the Georgetown BID for a full schedule and sign up sheets. 1055 Thomas Jefferson St. 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 snap pea salad for an appetizer. 517 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.


Spend the night a little outside of the District and attend the Best of Arlington Party. Enjoy food from 11 Best of Arlington-winning restaurants, drinks from DuCard Vineyards and Sehkraft Brewing, and live music from The Buzz Hounds. The event takes place at Mercedes Benz at 6 p.m. Tickets are $65. 585 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA.

Create delicious dishes of Sicilian cities with Chef Daniele Catalani from Cucina Al Volo in Union Market. You will learn how to make arancini, fettuccine frutti di mare, and even a cannoli. Class is from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and tickets are $50. 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.


Happy National Doughnut Day! Get your doughnut fix at District Doughnuts and Coffee, Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken, or Sugar Shack. Sugar Shack has extended hours and special flavors for the holiday. Get one for yourself or bring a box into work and score major doughnut points with your coworkers. 1014 South Glebe Road, Arlington, VA.


You can’t think of France without thinking of wine! Join Cork & Fork for the next installment in the monthly tasting series. An expert sommelier will guide you on a tasting through the different wines of France. Learn about all that goes into the process of growing, harvesting, and making wine and then taste the differences. Cheese and saucisson will accompany the tasting. The class takes place from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30. 2142 Wyoming Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Spend the evening at the Portuguese Embassy for an authentic dinner reception. His Excellency Ambassador Domingos Fezas Vital will be in attendance for the gala featuring a delightful concert followed by a dinner buffet feast of traditional Portuguese delicacies prepared especially for you by the Ambassador’s chef. The evening begins with a delightful concert by the Mário Laginha Trio, one of Portugal’s finest jazz ensembles. Tickets are $65. The evening is from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. 2125 Kalorama Road, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Today is the day for Studio Theatre’s Spring Fling! Enjoy drinks at Studio at 6:30 p.m. before catching the performance of Hedda Gabler in the Mead Theatre at 8 p.m. At 10:30 p.m., walk across the street for the rooftop pool party at VIDA. Get two tickets to the after party with your $10 membership to the Friends With Benefits club. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Enjoy the weather and check out our Patio Brunch Guide! Find your favorite D.C. patio and spend the day with good friends and even better mimosas.

DC Summerfest is the official kickoff of the summertime season in our Nation’s Capital on Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, June 5th! Enjoy more than 100+ craft beers, unlimited wine tastings, food for purchase, live music, and lots of outdoor games and activities. Tickets range from $30-$50. Attend either session from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. or 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. 1299 Half St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Blue Point beer is taking parking lot partying to a whole new level with an afternoon of games, prizes, chef demos, music and, of course, beer. Come meet the brewers and experience the Blue Point Boatyard for yourself! The event is from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Purchase tickets for $5 or $25. 135 N St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Summer is officially here with the launch of your favorite pool party at the Liaison Hotel Rooftop Pool. Sip on a drink and take a Dip in the pool. Grab your favorite floatie and sunnies and relax. Chill at a cabana while listening to fresh tunes from some of D.C.’s most talented artists. Purchase tickets for $30. 415 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


You’re invited to an evening of great music and a family-style feast prepared by some of the country’s best chefs. Gather around the table to kick off summer and celebrate our 5th Annual Sunday Supper to benefit the James Beard Foundation and the Executive Education Program for Women in the Culinary Industry. This intensive leadership course will provide the tools, techniques and financial training to support women entrepreneurs in food and beverage. With only 6 percent of culinary leadership positions in America held by women, the Executive Education Program is aimed at experienced female chefs and craftspeople who aspire to top jobs and ownership of restaurants or culinary business. The event is from 4:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tickets are $250. 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.


Join America Eats Tavern for an intimate dinner dedicated to local whiskey and rum, curated by The Whiskey Library. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception featuring passed bites in addition to specialty cocktails created exclusively for the event. The dinner will feature a 6-course tasting menu highlighting seasonal and local ingredients, each paired with a unique whiskey or rum from one of the local distillers, who will be on-hand to discuss each spirit. Tickets are $150. The event begins at 6 p.m. 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, VA.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Studio Theatre and  DC Harvest. 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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