Well, kittens, fall is here. It’s the best time of the year and there is plenty happening in Washington from cocktail parties to shopping events and more.
First things first, we’ve got giveaways to two fun events in Washington.
Tonight and tomorrow, Casa Oaxaca is celebrating Mexican Independence with Independence Nights. We’re giving away dinner for two tomorrow night. Tuesday features the Wahaca Vino de Mezcal Tasting (a selection of unique mezcals from Puebla, Michoacán and Sonora), with the proceeds of this tasting to benefit Fundacion Agaves Silvestres in Oaxaca, Mexico. To win, follow Casa Oaxaca on Twitter and Instagram, follow Bitches Who Brunch on Twitter @BtchesWhoBrunch and Instagram @BitchesWhoBrunch, and leave a comment below. We’ll email the winner tomorrow.
Looking ahead, on Monday, September 29, there’s third Chefs Behind Bars, where DC’s top chefs compete at making a craft cocktail. We’re giving away a pair of tickets to the event, which features cocktails from the chefs of The Gryphon, Mason Dixie Biscuit Co., Mandu, Buttercream Bakeshop, Brabo, Sona Creamery, Tico, and Beuchert’s Saloon. To enter the giveaway, follow Share Our Strength on Twitter @TasteNation as well as @BtchesWhoBrunch, (2) Follow @BitchesWhoBrunch on Instagram and (3) Leave a comment below. We’ll draw the winner on Monday, September 22.
Tickets are $40, but you can get 20% off with the code “BWB20” if you don’t win. I will be one of the judges. 6-8:30 p.m., The Gryphon, 1337 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Check out Independence Nights at Casa Oxaca!
Fashion and cocktails, what could be better midweek? Tonight, the Fashion Group International- DC are celebrating rising stars in local fashion with a pop-up event at the Renaissance Dupont Circle. The evening will feature cocktails, beats from DJ Donald Syrani, and pop up shops from the following local designers: Tashia Senn, Robin Fisher, Hugh & Crye, Aikan, Kim Schalk, and Elizabeth St John. If you missed this event, don’t fret, there’s another next Wednesday. 6-9 p.m. Renaissance Dupont Circle, 1143 New Hampshire Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Let them eat cake! We love Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, which is why we’re so excited the in-your-face theatre is hosting a production of Marie Antoinette. In honor of the show, on Thursday,Woolly is hosting Cake & Ale, a happy hour of food and drink pairings curated by Greg Engert and inspired by the characters in Marie Antoinette. Pairings will include six varieties of beer courtesy of DC’s Bluejacket Brewery, and three flavors of gourmet doughnuts from GBD (Golden Brown Delicious). The event begins at 6 p.m., preceding the 8pm performance of Marie Antoinette. Tickets for the evening, which include admission to Marie Antoinette as well as the happy hour, are $50-$60 and can be purchased online or by calling the box office at (202) 393-3939. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Get a little cultured on Friday night with the Banned Books party at the DC Public Library. The DC Public Library’s celebration of Banned Books Week featuring art installations exploring the concept of censorship and celebrating the freedom to read, and it’s Friday evening cocktail party features concoctions from the mixologists behind 2 Birds 1 Stone, Mockingbird Hill, Bourbon Steak, and Museum of the American Cocktail. The party is free and open to the public, RSVP here. DC Public Library, 901 G Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
It’s time for a luau, in Dupont Circle. It’s Hula at Hank’s, an all-day event featururing Mai Tais, wine, beer and all-you can-eat roasted big, BBQ oysters, and Hawaiian BBQ cuisine. Tickets, $65. Hank’s Oyster Bar. Q St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
There’s nothing better than shopping on a Saturday. On Saturday, you can shop the closets of some of DC’s most fashionable bloggers, including Spicy Candy DC, The Fashionably Broke, My Fair Vanity, Loyal Love, Anchyi @ Work, The Style Smiths, and Rock Yo Rizos while sipping a complimentary mimosa, indulging in the Luigi Parasmo Salon braiding station and cat eye tutorials and listening to top tunes. The event is taking place at Secondi, a staple consignment store in Dupont Circle. 5-8 p.m. Secondi DC. 1702 Connecticut Ave. N.W. #2, Washington, D.C.
STK is officially launching its Sunday brunch today, with an 80s Back to School party. Becca had a blast at the July 4 Party Brunch—you can read her review, here. For brunch, you can order your meal a la carte and enjoy $18 bottomless cocktails, including prosecco, mimosas, Bellinis and Bloody Marys while you dance to the DJ. Reservations are available from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1250 Connecticut Avenue N.W. (at N Street), Washington, D.C. (202) 296-1880