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This Week: November 11-17

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Happy Veterans Day to the soldiers, past and present, and to their families who give everything to support them. We’re your biggest fans.

I wish you a blissful week in Washington. I, however, write this from 30,000 feet, en route to Phoenix for a quick day trip, then a jaunt to New York for a few days, then off to Shenandoah for a weekend of hiking and wineries. I swear I live in Washington. I swear I do.


Get raw tonight at the Worn issue launch party at U Street Music Hall. The publications is celebrating the launch of its sixth issue with performances by Kali Uchis, Ras Nebyu, DDm, Hassani Kwess, Beyond Modern. Your ticket includes a print copy of the new issue and back issues while supplies last, get them here. 1115 U Street N.W., Washington, D.C.


I am sort of devastated to miss this year’s March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction, which we’ve been supporting for the past three years. Cori Sue will be there in full force; however, trying the best dishes and sipping cocktails from top D.C. area chefs and mixologists. Proceeds from the entire evening go to the March of Dimes. It’s a fabulous event, one not to be missed. Make sure you get tickets here. Ritz Carlton Washington, 1150 22nd St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Didn’t get tickets in time? Head to Lavagna for half-priced wine night!


DC Bike Party is partnering with Ward 8 Collaborative for the DCBP Thrift Shop Re-Cycle ride. Show up to Dupont Circle at 7 p.m. on Wednesday dressed in your flyest thrift shop gear, but don’t forget to bring an extra coat or piece of warm clothing to donate to Ward 8 Collaborative, who will be on site with barrels to collect garments for those who need them most. Wheels hit the streets at 8 p.m. with a 6.5 mile ride through D.C. a short pitstop before we imbibe at Old Glory in Georgetown with drink specials all night!

Head to Virtue Feed & Grain for a Hard Cider Sampling Event to benefit SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) of Northern Virginia. Cider Press 2013 will let guests sample a variety of hard ciders from many cider makers — Bold Rock, Kelly’s, Stella Cidre, Cider Boys, Ace, Woodchuck, Magners, Hornsby’s, Angry Orchard, Jack’s and a special Cyser from B. Nektar. Plus live music by Phil Kominski of Lloyd Dobler Effect, delicious apps from Virtue Feed & Grain, apple games, great prizes, a raffle and commemorative tasting glass. Tickets, $15. 106 S Union St., Alexandria, Va.

North of the city instead of south? Head to Bloomingdale’s at Chevy Chase for the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County (MHA) Fashion for the Ages event. 10 percent of purchases will benefit MHA’s mission to provide critically-needed mental health services to at-risk students, families, veterans and seniors in our community. In the evening, there will be a mini fashion show, light hors d’oeuvres, and music. 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m fashion show. Hosted by fashion expert Lauren Rothman. Bloomingdale’s Chevy Chase, Md.

The Bitches will be partying at the Smithsonian Remix: New Spins on Archival Sounds this Friday. It sounds like a killer event, where guests make the music, and the audio archives of the Smithsonian provide the inspiration. A DJ will spin the submitted tracks, and you’ll also get to do some instant music-making as you learn to craft some fresh remixes at an audio station. Pick up an instrument from a collection on hand—or bring your own—and be ready to join. Tickets, $15 in advance, $20 at the door. VIP admission tickets $30. Cash Bar. 8-11 p.m., S. Dillon Ripley Center.

Two of Bitches’ favorite things, macaroons and mimosas, will be served up at the Dagne Dover handbag trunk show at Urban Chic on Saturday. Brittney Ann of Hosting & Toasting and Abbey of District Dress Up will be serving up the delights at the event from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Get complimentary gift bags plus 20 percent of all full-priced merchandise. Urban Chic, 1626 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.,Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

We love a “no limit” brunch. Even better is a “no limit” pizza brunch. Arlington’s Piola will be serving up its Italian-style thin-crust pizza at a “No Limit” pizza brunch this Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Looking for something stronger than coffee? Indulge in pitchers of sangria and sparkling drinks like bellinis, house-squeezed orange juice mimosas and rossinis. We loved the Breakfast in Beirut (“zaatar” and olive oil, served with “labneh,” olives, tomatoes, cucumbers and fresh mint) and plays on traditional brunch fare like the Copenhagen (tomato sauce, mozzarella, onions, smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers). Unlimited pizza is $15.95 ($7.95 for children) and add pitchers of sparkling drinks for an additional $14.95.


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