My, my, am I excited about this week! There are charity events, new restaurant openings and two amazing jewelry fashion and trunk show events Thursday and Friday. Best of all, please join us this Saturday for a Brunch & Bloodys event we’re hosting with Washingtonian at Longview Gallery. There will be brunch from more than a dozen participating restaurants as well as a Bloody Mary challenge (that yours truly will be judging)! Click here to get tickets.
It’s Growing Healthy Schools Week and the EatWell DC Restaurant Group is running a restaurant fundraiser for DC Greens and the DC Farm to School Network tonight. Participating restaurants will donate 15 percent of all purchases made from 4 to 10 p.m. Head to Commissary, Logan Tavern, The Pig, The Heights, or Grillfish. Make reservations here (and mention DC Greens/DC Farm to School).
If you’d rather shop and cocktail for a cause rather than dine out, head to the Sip & Shop benefit for the D.C. Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative at Current Boutique. Spend your evening shopping while savoring delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine. Shoppers will receive a 10 percent discount on all items in the store, and there’s a $10 suggested donation at the door directly benefits the DC Collaborative, which offers free arts education opportunities. 6- 8:30 p.m. Current Boutique, 1809 14th Street N.W. (at S. Street), Washington, D.C.
Head to the newly opened Drafting Table to get 25 percent off during their discounted opening week today and tomorrow (the special runs October 10-17). Becca brunched there this weekend—review to come later this week. Dishes include everything from braised brisket with braised vegetables in a red wine gravy to fish n’ chips with tartar sauce and savory lemon curd. 1529 14th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup is kicking off its sixth annual Day of the Dead celebration at Oyamel. All this week there will be tempting specials showcasing ancient foods of Mexico inspired by the pre-Hispanic tradition of Day of the Dead. Unique plates served include everything from Mukbil Conejo, a Mayan style tamal of rabbit, duck, achiote and Habanero with a red grape pico de gallo to Pescado Tikin Xik, grouper marinated in achiote, Mexican oregano and vinegar with a tomato, pineapple habanero salsa. 401 7th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
The Bitches will be at 915 F Street for a very exciting event: Know Fashion presented by KOLTON.J jewelry in collaboration with No Kings Collective. The evening will feature a silent auction, live painting session by Maggie O’Neill, an installation environment designed by artist Brandon Hill and a full runway presentation featuring nationally recognized DC-based womenswear, menswear and accessory designers. For more information, check out the website and purchase general admission and VIP tickets through Scoutmob. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Living Social Headquarters, 915 F Street NW Washington D.C.
Continue to expand your accessories suite with a Charm & Chain trunk show at Urban Chic, featuring lines including Dannijo, Erickson Beamon, Lulu Frost, Mawi, Shourouk, Lizzie Fortunato, House of Harlow, and more. During the trunk show, all Charm & Chain pieces will be 20 percent off and any customer who makes a jewelry purchase will also receive 20 percent off Urban Chic merchandise. Bubbly and treats will be served all day. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Urban Chic Georgetown, 1626 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
The Bitches (that’s us) are pairing up with Washingtonian Magazine to host a Brunch & Bloodys party at Longview Gallery. There will be brunch bites and Bloody Marys from a dozen of D.C.’s top restaurants, including Art & Soul, Mintwood Place, The Hamilton, Howard Theatre, The Source, Brasserie Beck, and more. There will be a Bloody Mary Challenge, judged by the two of us, Washingtonian editors and Jeff Faile from Fiola. Tickets, $55. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Long View Gallery, 1234 Ninth Street N.W., Washington, D.C.