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This Week in DC: October 23-29

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Spend your week boozing and schmoozing and enjoying that crisp D.C. weather. There’s much to do in our lovely city.

Join us for a special event this Halloween–trade costumes and candy for athleisure and nutritious snacks at Sixth and I’s Hocus Focus, a health festival focused on balanced living in DC and DC small businesses. Trick-or-treat for healthy snacks and samples, try out AcroYoga and guided meditation, and learn how to live a healthy lifestyle in D.C. from a panel of local experts, moderated by our very own co-founder, Cori Sue! Purchase tickets here.

Monday

Snag a sleeve of Olivia Macaron treats and a portion of sales this month will go to breast cancer research. The pink gift box of nine macarons is filled with delicious flavors like raspberry, rose, and champagne macarons. There will also be two new flavors this month–cinnamon toast and PB &J. The perfect hostess gift for all your upcoming Halloween parties. 3222 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA | 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD.

Tuesday

Take in a show at Studio Theatre. In the latest play, Connie and Tristan can’t hide how they feel around each other: hearts thumping, sleepless nights, a slightly ill excitement. Unless, their infatuation is a side-effect of the new antidepressant they’re in a clinical trial for. As the trial’s supervising doctors untangle the ethical implications of this illicit relationship—and Big Pharma’s investment in medicating sanity—Connie and Tristan engage body and mind with the mysteries and chemistry of love. Purchase tickets here. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Join Via Umbria’s butcher Scott Weiss in the laboratorio demonstration kitchen for a “Mangia Meatballs” cooking class. Their signature meatballs are the talk of the town and they invite you to learn the secrets behind these delicious creations. From grind to roll, you’ll leave with the know-how to craft this recipe from scratch, as well as a full stomach! 1525 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Drink Pink on Tuesdays with City Perch. These $7 pink cocktails are delicious and very Instagrammable. Additionally, throughout the month of October, proceeds from Drink Pink will be donated to breast cancer research. Go for the booze and stay for a movie at iPic Theatres. Read our brunch review here.  11830 Grand Park Ave. B, North Bethesda, MD.

Wednesday

Head to Georgetown today for some pampering and charity. The main event is at Kiehl’s Georgetown from 1-2 p.m. Chris Salgardo, President of Kiehl’s will be riding into town with Giles Marini, Katee Sackhoff, and HGTV’s Anthony Carrino for a celebration at Kiehl’s Georgetown, benefitting the Brem Foundation. Kiehl’s will be donating $10,000 to The Brem Foundation at the event today at Kiehl’s Georgetown. Stock up on your winter moisturizers now and get 15% off your purchase and twenty minute hand and face massages. 3110 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Lavagna has switched up its happy hour. It is now offered from 4:30-7 p.m. at the upstairs bar. All wines by the glass are 25% off, all beers $2 off, and there will be two rotating cocktails will be offered for $7. Each day the bartender will be coming up with a creative new daily cocktail as well. They’ve expanded the discounted appetizers offered significantly–now you can get salumi boards, calamari, bruschetta, Maple bacon, provolone salad, and ravioli fritto offered for a discount in the bar. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Thursday

Drink Company is ready to celebrate fall and fright in PUB DREAD all October long–don’t miss out, the season is almost over. Horror films rule the drink menu, with inspiration taken from childhood favorites and true chillers that still spook adults. Get a jump start on your Halloween plans and snag your tickets early–guests can guarantee their entry into PUB Dread and snag a pass well in advance. At $20 a ticket, 100% of ticket sales will be donated to World Central Kitchen. Andrés and World Central Kitchen have fed over 130,000 people in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria. 1839 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

The Whisky Extravaganza is tonight! The event offers whisky enthusiasts from the novice to the connoisseur the opportunity to explore a wide range of the most prestigious single malt, premium Scotch whiskies and other unique whiskies from around the world through educational tasting sessions, industry expert led masterclasses and hand curated culinary pairings. Purchase tickets here. 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Friday

Head to DC Harvest for a locally grown brunch! Our favorite brunch spot added mimosas to its Friday itinerary. Every Friday, join the H Street hot spot for 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.

As the sun begins to set, things take a slightly scarier spin as Flight Deck transforms into Fright Deck at The National Harbor complete with roaming ghouls, fog, and witches brew. Flight Deck staff will dress in their finest Halloween attire and serve fall beer samples from 7-8 p.m. and invite guests to spin the Wheel of Fright to win horrific prizes. Haunted Happy Hour specials run from 7-10 p.m. including $5 beer selections and $11 Sinister Sangria. 192 Waterfront St., Oxon Hill, MD

Newseum Nights is rewinding the clocks once again with the most psychedelic party of the season. Go in costume–anything from your best hippie wear to a Don Draper doppelganger suit or ’60s mod fashion. There will be prizes for the most outta-sight costumes of the night. Enjoy an open beer and wine bar, Manhattans, Gimlets and even an ice luge. ’60s-inspired bites like fondue, tarts, and sliders will keep you groovin’ to the good vibrations of the ’60s. The event includes access to all the Newseum’s exhibits and a tour of their newest exhibits. 555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Saturday

On Saturday afternoons in October, Radiator is inviting neighbors and friends to celebrate fall with German beers, foods, and polka music on the patio. Oktoberfest aficionados and autumn weather lovers alike can enjoy steins of Spaten al fresco from 1-4 p.m. This cozy 14th Street patio will add a Bavarian-style satellite bar to its couches, fire pit, and arsenal of life-sized games. The patio bar welcomes everyone from spirited Oktoberfest celebrators to those looking to catch up with friends on a Saturday afternoon al fresco. 1430 Rhode Island Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Apple season is upon us, so go hungry to the Tenth Annual Adams Morgan Apple Festival featuring the highly anticipated Apple Pie Baking Contest. The area’s bakers compete for the title of Best Apple Pie, and all for a good cause–proceeds of pie sales support Joseph’s House. The free festivities take place at SunTrust Plaza at 18th Street and Columbia Road, N.W., beginning with an heirloom apple tasting at 10:30 a.m., followed by an apple pie contest judged by local celebrities and foodies–our very own Tess will be there digging into all the pies!

Sunday

Spend the day bottomless brunching at the best spots in D.C. We love Central, El Rey, Scarlet Oak, Rasika, DC Harvest, Lavagna, Joselito, Hazel, and Via Umbria.

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

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