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This Week in D.C.: April 17-23

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Don’t let your April go to waste–take advantage of this gorgeous weather and springtime fun! We’ve got lots of excitement for you this week–think charity galas, cooking classes, and all-you-can-eat oysters!

Monday

Join Glen’s Garden Market Dupont for a bi-weekly neighborhood fun run, which starts and ends at the store. All runners are welcome to hang out and enjoy a slice of pizza and draft beer or kombucha for only $5 plus tax! Coming straight from work? They can hold your belongings for your while you’re out on the “trail”–just be sure to bring your ID if you’re opting in for beer. 2001 S St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Spend your late night with Logan Tavern for their bonus happy hour! From 9 p.m. until close from Sunday to Thursday, enjoy $6 small plates and drinks on 14th Street. We have our eyes on the grilled cheese, Brussels sprouts, and a glass of Rioja. Cheers! 1423 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Tuesday

Spend happy hour at Lavagna and enjoy $4 beers, $7 cocktails, 25% off wine by the glass, $5 rail drinks, and daily food specials. The wine of the month is Pinot Noir, GD Vajra, Langhe. Order a bottle for dinner tonight and enjoy freshly made pasta, cheese boards, and delectable desserts. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Join The Ladies of D.C. for their monthly networking happy hour to mix and mingle with professional women from the DMV area. This month, they’ll be convening in the “Garage” room of Station Kitchen & Cocktails at The Embassy Row Hotel. This event is free to attend and open to the public. Time to meet your neighbors! 2015 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

We suggest bringing Olivia Macaron treats to any fete. We love the new spring flavors like cassis, cherry blossom, cookies ‘n cream, and lemon meringue. Olivia Macaron’s three locations in Georgetown, Tyson’s Corner Mall, and Montgomery Mall are convenient for any busy shopper in the DC area. 3222 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA | 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, M.D.

Wednesday

DC Taste of the Nation is the premier food and beverage event in the D.C. area. This tasting style event featuring award winning chefs and mixologists from across the DMV region is a must for your spring schedule. All proceeds go towards ending childhood hunger in the U.S. So join D.C. for a night of fun, food, and drinks while supporting an incredible cause. This event is 21+. 1500 South Capitol St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Thursday

Ivy and Coney is hosting the second annual Charity Gala with all proceeds benefiting Bread For The City. Your ticket gets you a sweet ’80s formal wear t-shirt, open bar, and open food from 7-11 p.m. They will also have a sweet charity auction featuring tons of beer swag, private chef dinners, rare booze, and more. And don’t forget, every penny is going to a great cause that helps thousands of D.C. residents. Their goal is to raise more than $15,000 while getting everyone drunk and full of hot dogs.

Head to a show at Studio Theatre! In the latest play, three sisters and their brother search for meaning amidst missed opportunities and misplaced dreams in the everyday clutter of lackluster birthday presents, pushy in-laws, and underwhelming suitors.  Read our review here. Purchase tickets here for Three Sisters’ 7:30 p.m. show. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Friday

How do recipes reveal the culture, climate, and history of a place and its people? Join cookbook author Joan Nathan for a cooking demonstration from her latest book “King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World” in the Smithsonian’s demonstration kitchen. After the demo, Joan will also sign copies of her book, which will be available for purchase on site. 14th St & Constitution, Washington, D.C.

In the mood for some traditional Italian cuisine? Join Via Umbria for their Italian Dinner Party this week and meet special guest chef, Umbrian native Chiara Cicogna. Chiara’s four course menu is authentic Umbrian, simple, yet exquisite dishes that reflect the bounty and flavors of her native region. It’s the next best thing to enjoying dinner at their farmhouse in Umbria! Of course, it’s not too late to book that Italian escape to a private farmhouse. For more details, click hereTickets are $75. 1525 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Saturday

Hank’s Dupont’s 10th Annual Oyster Fest is today! They will be featuring all-you-can-eat fresh oysters on the half shell, fried oysters, BBQ’d oysters, popcorn shrimp, and Old Bay fries. Plus, there will be all-you-can-drink premium draft beers. You must be 21 years of age to enter. Tickets are $90 each. The event is from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. 1624 Q St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

The DC Beer Festival returns today bringing together dozens of local and craft breweries while featuring seasonal spring beers, bocce, DJs, and plenty of surprises. Admission is $45 with a choice of two sessions: noon to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission includes unlimited tastings, with food sold separately. 1500 South Capitol St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Dupont Circle restaurants will open their doors to showcase their signature appetizers, entrées, drinks, and desserts for the ninth annual Taste of Dupont. This progressive lunch encourages patrons to walk from restaurant to tavern with a master ticket to discover new places to try. A master ticket to Taste of Dupont is $20. The event is from 1-4 p.m.

Sunday

Explore U and 14th Street for brunch and try Birch and Barley, Sakerum, Hawthorne, Masa 14, El Rey, Kapnos, or Policy.

Go on a tour of Canal Park for Architecture month! Canal Park was designed to be a model of sustainability, exploring the creative, cutting edge of energy efficiency with the intent of being a “zero energy park.” The pavilion structures support this effort and are forward-thinking in their design, and as much a draw as the park itself. This tour will emphasize the history of the site, the goals of the project’s program, and the creativity behind the infrastructure. The tour is from 10-11 a.m. M St. and 2nd Place S.E., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with EatWellDC, Lavagna, Olivia Macaron, Studio Theatre, DC AIA, and Via Umbria. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from these companies.

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