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This Week in DC: September 26- October 2

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Get ready for a cultured and fun filled week, Bitches! Think theater, oysters, and sustainable farming. Don’t fret that it’s almost October. There’s lot of fall fun to be had!

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Glen’s Garden Market is teaming up with Evolution Craft Brewing to teach you how to cook with beer. They’ll teach you how to make beer-based caramel, and for $35, you’ll get to eat, drink, learn and head home with all the ingredients to prepare three beer-based recipes for two people, including Evolution beer pairings. The event is at 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. in Dupont. RSVP here. 2001 S St. N.W., Washington, D.C.



The Offline Society is kicking off fall with a special opportunity for romantically unattached young professionals to mix and mingle and get their new wardrobes looking right. From 6:30-8:30 p.m., eligible bachelors and bachelorettes are welcome to head to the Blank Label showroom to hear about the season’s trends from their expert stylists and A.Viza Style. Men will also get a free fitting and all attendees receive $100 shopping credit. Tickets include craft cocktails from Service Bar DC plus beer and wine. Register here. Use the code “joinoffline” for 10 percentoff. 1518 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Try MealPal today for convenient and healthy lunches under $6! With MealPal, you get lunch every weekday from the best restaurants in Washington, D.C. Think The Little Beet, Juice Joint Cade, Protein Bar, and Beefsteak.  MealPal will ask you a series of questions to understand which ingredients you like and don’t like, so you only get meals you love. It remind susers to reserve lunch on any given day and integrate lunch reservations into your calendar. Pal releases the menu for the next day at 5 p.m. the day before so that you have plenty of time to pick your meals. Check out the website for more information!


Spend the night on 14th Street and visit Studio Theatre. Tonight’s 8 o’clock show is Hand to God. The show is set in a church basement in a small Texas town where the teens of Christian puppetry Ministry gather to bring the Word to the Flock. Like nothing you’ve seen before, this blasphemous Broadway hit is a ruthless comedy about sex, sinners, and sock puppets. Grab happy hour at Commissary or The Pig beforehand! 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.



Jackson 20 is hosting “Soil to Soul” tonight – a neighborhood block-party benefitting Old Town Farmers’ Market’s SNAP and EBT programs. The evening will feature fresh produce and products from local farms, as well as seasonal bites and cocktails from Jackson 20’s neighbors Ashlar Restaurant and Bar, BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier, and Vermillion. Proceeds from the tickets will go directly to the SNAP/EBT programs. Tickets are $35. 480 King St., Alexandria, VA.

The Dupont Circle Hotel invites you to join them and “Soak Up Election Fever” at a reception showcasing the hotel’s Democrat and Republican themed “Your Vote, Your Stay” packages and cocktails. The event is from 6-8 p.m. RSVP here. 1500 New Hampshire Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Join Pineapple for a “dip n’ dig” with Little Sesame and Up Top Acres. Hosted on Up Top Acre’s rooftop farm overlooking Nationals stadium, you will enjoy hummus, rooftop-grown veggies, beverages, and good vibes. The discussion will explore how our foodscape is changing from producer to consumer. Tickets are $15. The event is from 6-9 p.m. 55 M St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Join Whaley’s for their new dinner series. Chef Daniel Perron will cook a four course menu celebrating the prickly, mysterious, and highly seductive sea urchin. The sea urchin for this dinner will be sourced exclusively from Catalina Island, California. The dinner lasts from 6-9 p.m. for $75, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Add beverage pairings for $35. Reserve your table here. 301 Water St. S.E., Washington, D.C.



Enjoy a special evening of works by Choo San Goh, Septime Webre, as well as other favorites from the ballet repertoire for the 40th anniversary of the Washington Ballet. The evening includes an emotional and inspirational look back at the people and creative works that have come to define the ballet throughout their forty-year history. Tickets begin at $40. The show goes on at 8 p.m. at The Kennedy Center. 2700 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Join Uncensored DC at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for its annual Banned Books Week fundraiser celebrating the freedom to read, create, and express. All ticket sales for this event will support DC Public Library programs and services. Purchase tickets here for $50. 901 G St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to Bethesda for the annual Taste of Bethesda! Bethesda’s famous food and music festival brings sixty restaurants and five stages of entertainment to Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle. Admission to the Taste of Bethesda is free. Taste tickets are sold on-site in bundles of four tickets for $5. Food servings cost one to four tickets and restaurants will be serving from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Head to our favorite Bethesda hot spot, Silver, for some tasty tastes! Woodmont Triangle, Bethesda, MD. | 7910 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD.


Wind down DC Beer Week at Capitol City’s Oktoberfest. More than sixty-five regional breweries and local restaurants will serve up their best fares at this year’s Oktoberfest celebration. The seventeenth annual event will be held from noon to 7 p.m. at The Village at Shirlington. Beer taps close at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 for 10 drink tickets.

Don’t kiss summer goodbye just yet! Barley Mac is keeping classic summertime favorites–oysters and chilled white wine–on the menu into October this fall. Diners are invited to dine al fresco and taste a sampling of the restaurant’s locally caught oysters and favorite drinks from the bar. Stations throughout the patio will include a booth for an oyster eating contest, an oyster shucking instruction station, and a table for cigar rolling. Live music, an oyster buffet, and open bar will be set up on the patio between noon and 4 p.m. Tickets are $49. 1600 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA.



Make today all about brunch! Here are some favorites that are Bitch-approved and waiting for you: Bar Deco, Doi Moi, Lavagna, Pennsylvania 6, Blue Duck, Ocopa, and Convivial.

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Step up you fall Instagram game and go pumpkin and apple picking this weekend at Great Country Farms. Think covered wagons, farm animals, cider doughnuts, and plenty of produce to pick. Charge your phones and don your best flannel–it’s PSL season! 18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, VA.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with EatWell DC, Studio Theatre, and Silver. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from these companies. 

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