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This Week in DC: May 9-15

By now we hope you have recovered from all the margaritas, mint juleps, and mimosas last week! Now it’s time to turn your attention to this week’s workouts, theatre, wine tastings, and festivals.

Don’t forget to make your graduation brunch reservations!


Get a workout in at Sculpt DC! Cycle at 7 a.m. with Paula, get in yogalates at 5:30 p.m. with Sarah, or sculpt your body with yoga at 7:30 with Mary. Check here for the full schedule!

Whisked! is inviting a special group of customers, supporters, and observers to their birthday bash on Monday, May 9th. Head to Mellow Mushroom from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. for giveaways, free drinks, a Pie Bar featuring Whisked! seasonal favorites, ice cream from Ice Cream Jubilee, and more. 2436 18th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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The culinary and bar teams of Founding Farmers in Montgomery County have created a special dinner and wine pairing evening. Enjoy Rosé and spicy tuna poke, followed by three food and wine courses, all topped off with a delectable chocolate mousse and sparkling wine. The FF team will answer any questions you may have about food and wine pairings so that you can prepare your own pairings at home to impress your guests. Purchase tickets here for $65. The event begins at 7 p.m. 12505 Park Potomac Ave, Potomac, MD.


Tap into your creative side and choose a picture to paint with PaintNite. With hundreds of options to choose from, you can find just about any type of painting you want to recreate. Go with a friend, get happy hour beforehand, and paint a beautiful picture for your abode. Tickets are $45. Use the code “liveloveart” for 40% off!


Head to happy hour at Commissary  from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. and offers menu items priced from $3 to $7. The bites include truffle fries, edamame, brussels sprouts, and Buffalo chicken mac & cheese. The drinks are all under $7 and include beer, wine, bubbly, and cocktails. Go on Tuesdays and get all draft beer for $2. Happy hour is from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on the patio. Check out the deals here. 1443 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.



Spend the night at the theatre and attend Studio Theatre’s Hedda Gabler. The show follows Hedda Tesman as she returns from her honeymoon to the brutal banality of domestic life. Both tormented and merciless, she is caught between her appetite for sensation and acute awareness of public perception. This stunning contemporary adaptation is a mesmerizing study of power, control, and self-deception. The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets range from $20-$95. 1501 14th 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.



Take a trip to Silver Spring and spend the afternoon at the Great Shoals Tasting Room. Be prepared for a rustic and farm-like experience. The tasting room offers local wine and hard cider tastings, full bottles for purchase, and cheese and chocolate plates. Go for a tasting for $10, or drink your wine and cider by the glass for $5-$8. Great Shoals is open from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. 14526 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD.

Discover the classic flavors of Naples in this class taught by Chef Daniele Catalani at Cucina Al Volo. Learn how easy it is to prepare authentic regional dishes such as fried mozzarella, homemade fettuccine with scampi, and zeppole. Class is from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Union Market. Purchase tickets for $53. 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.



Head to Mount Vernon for the Spring Wine Festival and Sunset Tour. Sample wines from 20 of Virginia’s finest wineries while enjoying spectacular views at Mount Vernon. The festival celebrates the history of wine in Virginia with exclusive evening tours of the Mansion and cellar, appearances by “George and Martha Washington,” and live jazz on the east lawn overlooking the scenic Potomac River. A variety of baguettes, gourmet sandwiches, and specialty sweets will be available on site from the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant. Purchase tickets for $36. 3200 Mount Vernon Highway, Mount Vernon, VA.

No Kings Collective, the D.C.-based artist collective and creative agency, in partnership with the LAB@1270 and Warsteiner, will open “Hustle 2.0” this May. Hustle 2.0 is a reincarnation of the 2015 show celebrating the city’s artistic core, providing commentary on the current state of working artists. This sophomore project will boast a design-oriented showcase of typography, 2D works, multimedia, sculpture and prints from a community of local working artists. Hustle 2.0 opens on May 13 with a grand opening event from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. and will run through June 5. 1270 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.


Check out these Bitch-approved bottomless brunches! Try Ocopa, Scarlet Oak, Lavagna, DC Harvest, Cava Mezze, or Kapnos.


Sweetgreen presents the 2016 Sweetlife Music & Food Festival! The festival features Flume, The 1975, Blondie, Halsey, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Grimes, Eagles Of Death Metal,

Mac DeMarco, Vince Staples, Thundercat, Shamir, Wolf Alice, DIIV, and Prinze George. There will be plenty of D.C. food trucks for you to choose from as well. Purchase tickets for this multi-stage event at the Merriweather Post Pavilion for $100. 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD.


Indulge in this unholy trinity at Blazed & Glazed–the first ever food festival for pot enthusiasts starting at 11 a.m. Each ticket holder will receive a complimentary Astro Doughnut sandwich plus their first beer. Additional local food and beverages will be available for purchase. Your ticket also includes three pot-tastic classes. Purchase tickets for $42. 703 Edgewood St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

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Get ready for a red meat overload for the the first-ever Burger Throwdown from Burger Days and Capital Meat Company. Seven of the D.C. area’s greatest burger creators are coming together in an epic battle of the beef to prove who’s best. The Throwdown lineup is literally an all-star selection of the District’s burger scene. Tickets are $75 and are good for the seven Throwdown burgers and six beers. The event is from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. 1100 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Enjoy live bluegrass music, sip bourbon on the veranda, play lawn games, and savor the springtime grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home at the second annual Bourbon and Bluegrass event! All proceeds from the event go toward preservation efforts at President Lincoln’s Cottage. Your ticket includes live bluegrass, two drink tickets, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, complimentary dessert table, and food available for purchase from Rockland’s Barbeque. Purchase tickets for $50. 140 Rock Creek Church Road, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Join the Bitches as we help judge Taste of Arlington. The Ballston BID hosts over 50 restaurants in a culinary showdown to compete for The Best of The Best Golden Plate award. Proceeds benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center. The event runs from noon- 6 p.m. Purchase tickets here. Quincy St. to Taylor St., Arlington, VA.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Lavagna, Sculpt DC,  DC Harvest, and Studio Theatre. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from those 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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