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This Week: May 14-20

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Ladies and gents, we’re going to do this little calendar a titch out-of-order, can you handle that? We’re going to skip ahead to Saturday—because we’d like to invite you to a very special Bitches Who Brunch shindig. We’re hosting a trunk show—shopping, discounts, and goodies—of Trina Turk apparel at our favorite boutique, Urban Chic.

So, Saturday, head to Georgetown to enjoy mimosas, brunch treats from Patisserie Poupon, spa favors, 15 percent off Trina Turk’s spring and summer collections and a gift with purchase if you mention you came with the Bitches.

We are very much looking forward to brunching and shopping with our lovely readers. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Urban Chic, 1626 Wisconsin Ave. N.W. Please RSVP here and find the event on Facebook, too!

Now, back to your regular weekly itinerary.

All Week Long

Get your ‘om’ on. It’s the 17thannual DC Yoga Week—with studios across the District, Maryland and Virginia offering classes for free or a mere five buckaroos! Look up participating member studios online to see their class listings and other DC Yoga Week special sales and events.

Monday

Do some good. Sign up to volunteer for our fave charity, the D.C. Farm to School Network. On Wednesday, May 23, the organization hosts its annual Strawberries & Salad Greens, helping 50 schools set up hands-on educational tables in their cafeterias to remind students where food comes from and to get students excited about eating healthy, local food. Learn more about the event online. They’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help out at “Where Food Comes From” tables during lunchtime in school cafeterias around the District on May 23rd!  Find all the details about volunteering here, and email Erin ([email protected]) to sign up by COB today. We promise it’ll be the most fun, meaningful extended lunch break you’ll ever take.

Tuesday

Stop by Colombia Heights’ newest restaurant, The Pinch, for some low country BBQ. The new joint serves up 35 beers, bowls of rum punch, mac-n-cheese and pancakes (four of my favorite things). They also serve up pretzel-covered fried pickles, ‘nuff said. It has an unpretentious pub feel where you can enjoy good food and beverages. Sounds perfect to us! 3548 14th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

Wednesday

Speaking of Colombia Heights, last month I went to trivia at Meridian Pint, held weekly on Wednesdays and had an absolute ball. Gotta’ love exercising your mind muscles over a cold draft beer and some good grease. It starts at 8 p.m. Meridian Pint, 3400 11th Street N.W., Washington, D.C. (If you prefer Glover Park, Mason Inn hosts trivia at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays).

Thursday

The Alliance Française de Washington presents the Urban Corps Inaugural Gala, a chic fundraising event in celebration of hip-hop culture and dance to support the Alliance Française. Tickets include French-style tapas, desserts, open bar of beer and wine, hip-hop festival performances, live jazz from Hot Club of DC followed by DJ Jon Cue for late night dancing, and valet parking. Dress is colorful cocktail attire. Tickets, online or by calling 202-234-7911 x833. Alliance Française Young Professional members: $100, Alliance Française Members: $125, non-members: $150. 7:30-11 p.m., The Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Photo credit: Neshan Naltchayan

Friday

It’s time for the Bethesda Front Row—with this year’s special guest Andy Cohen! Friday is the annual book signing and runway event. The evening begins at 5 p.m., with Andy Cohen, host of Watch What Happens Live on Bravo, signing his new book, Most Talkative, in front of Redwood on Bethesda Lane. While you wait, enjoy mini massages from The Spa at Equinox. You can also get primped for the paparazzi from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Aveda’s beauty bar on Bethesda Lane. The runway show begins at 7:30 p.m. with looks from all Bethesda Row’s boutiques.

We went last year and had an absolute blast. You can even stick around after the show and shop runway looks during special extended hours on the Lane until 9 p.m., while enjoying bites from Luke’s Lobster and cocktail specials at Redwood. 5-9 p.m., Bethesda Row.

Photo credit: New York Daily News

Saturday

Weren’t you listening? Join the Bitches at Urban Chic for a trunk show and brunch!

Sunday

Brunch, but of course! Lately, we’ve been on vacay a lot and had a couple bad brunches. But, here in the District, we’ve enjoyed Teaism and Boqueria.

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