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This Week in D.C.: August 14-20

There is much to do in our fair city this week. Don’t let the heat get to you–grab a drink and enjoy D.C. The summer won’t last forever.


Restaurant Week starts today! Get dinner for $35 and lunch and brunch for $22. We love B Too and Belga and their deals are great this week. Make your reservations now before it’s too late. 1324 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 514 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Enjoy Agua Frescas at The Royal tonight. They’ve got Jason Smith of Arroz as their special guest bartender for the night, cooling you off with these fruit-centric cocktails during summer’s hottest month. Expect fresh flavors of strawberry, hibiscus, clementine, and even a digestif-spiked horchata. As always, eight cocktails for $8 all night. Their kitchen will be open late, with handmade tamales available until close. 501 Florida Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Mo’ Mondays, mo’ mezcal! One Monday a month just wasn’t enough, so Oyamel Cocina decided to make every Monday a Mezcal Monday! Join them from 4-6 p.m. to kick off this weekly event and enjoy complimentary Siembra Spirits mezcal tastings, small bites in the bar, and a specialty cocktail. 401 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Lavagna has a special Restaurant Week special as well. Not only are they offering a three-course meal from their normal menu, but they extended the deals for a second week. Order some pasta and dessert and enjoy the sights of Barracks Row. Make your reservations now before they’re all booked up. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Are you a sushi lover? Get some hands on experience with a Sushi Roll Demonstration including the creation of two rolls–a California and vegetable roll. Afterwards, join The Source for a Dim Sum dinner including sushi, dumplings, shrimp fried rice, squid ink pasta, and dessert bites. Purchase tickets for $75 here. 575 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Take in a show tonight at Studio Theatre. The latest is a romance: when Eric falls for the handsome Wilson on the subway, he doesn’t know what he’s in for. Because Wilson is also Nina, a rising drag star in The House of Light, and when a competing house calls a ball for midnight, Eric is drawn into battle. Part turf war, part pageant, all conquest, Wig Out! is a mesmerizing trip into the heart of African-American drag ball culture by way of Ovid, Jay-Z, and Destiny’s Child. Purchase tickets for the 8 p.m. show here. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Experience a pasta making class at Via Umbria. This interactive event will show you how to craft your own carbs while getting to taste your creations. Leave with recipe cards and a tupperware with your own creations to make at home! Beer and wine will be available for purchase throughout the class. The class begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. Pricing does not include 10% D.C. meals tax or optional gratuity.


Head to happy hour at City Perch for great deals on craft cocktails, wine, and beer. We have our eyes on the sangria and Applejack margarita. Go for the booze and stay for a show. Read our brunch review here. 11830 Grand Park Ave. B, North Bethesda, MD.

Enjoy a summer night with bubble activities for kids and live bluegrass bands for adults. Enjoy bubble stations and bubble artists throughout The Yards.Get groovy with the live bands performing throughout the evening. 301 Water St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

We suggest bringing Olivia Macaron treats to any soirée–and there’s no shortage of parties during the summertime. We love the raspberry and any seasonal flavors. Olivia Macaron’s three locations in Georgetown, Tyson’s Corner Mall, and Montgomery Mall are convenient for any busy shopper in the D.C. area. 3222 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA | 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD.


The Bluejacket Friday Night Tasting Tour is a special brewery tour that is offered weekly. Upon arrival, guests will be treated to one of a signature drafts, followed by a full tour of the brewery and operations with three tasters throughout the tour. At the conclusion, guests will head to the Bottle Shop & Tasting Room to enjoy a flight of three additional tasters each expertly paired with snacks. Tickets are $35. The event begins at 7 p.m. 300 Tingey St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Get sweaty with MADabolic Arlington in Clarendon. Take advantage of their amazing $10 for ten consecutive days of class deal for new members only. You can’t beat it. This high-intensity workout in the heart of Clarendon is perfect for beginners and seasoned athletes alike. Time to get sweaty. 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA.

Head to the most highly anticipated pool party of the summer–Sip & Splash at The Yards is tonight and the party won’t start without you there. The event will be benefiting ARSMAG which serves to continue to craft creative avenues for young artist, designers, musicians, and aspiring media specialist. Their commitment is to build rapport with established businesses, media companies, art galleries, and creative markets and bridge the gap back to their creative patrons. 1212 4th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Kick off DC Beer Week with Buffalo & Bergen, Suburbia, and Link Strategic Partners from 2-5 p.m. as they host the region’s  top breweries, cideries, and meaderies at Union Market. Enjoy food, drinks, fun at this Union Market event. Purchase tickets here. 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

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


Tess enjoys all things D.C. and food related. You can find her pursing a marketing career during the week while brunching and boozing all weekend. Will work for truffle potato chips.

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