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This Week in D.C.: August 28-September 1

All the events, happy hours, and brunches you need to get you through the last week in August. Plus, check back tomorrow for our Labor Day brunch guide!


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.

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.


Tired of your workout routine or simply trying to get into one? Fuel Body Lab is now offering TRAMP classes in their Shaw studio in Blagden Alley. One of the harder workouts we’ve sweat through in the District, the class is centered around your own mini trampoline where you’ll engage in everything from Pilates-type core work to bouncing and dancing mid-air. Not sure if TRAMP life is for you? The studio also offers Pilates, barre, and Tabata. New clients can purchase a two-class pack for $35 and Bitches Who Brunch readers can use discount code BITCHES20 for 20 percent of any class pack now through September 30.

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 movie at iPic Theatres. Read our brunch review here. 11830 Grand Park Ave. B, North Bethesda, MD.

A big part of Italian culture can be found in the kitchen. Via Umbria brings a taste of that culture to you through a series of specially curated cooking classes. Escape the heat and join them for a class featuring authentic Italian alternatives to ice cream. No need for an ice cream machine, just step into the Laboratorio demonstration kitchen and their chef will inspire your taste buds and weekend plans alike with a demonstration and tasting of four delightfully frosty sweets. 1525 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Whisky Wednesdays? That’s a thing, right? The Next Whisky Bar offers fine whiskies for $8 -$10 per ounce each Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. Join them for happy hour and stay for dinner at Kingbird–receive a complimentary appetizer with your Whisky Wednesday bar receipt. Can’t beat that. 2650 Virginia Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to a special curator’s tour of “Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection” and an evening STORYTIME+ for the museum’s youngest art enthusiasts! The Hirshhorn will transform into the city’s most refreshing destination for dynamic art, after-work drinks, and thought-provoking conversation tonight. Explore bold new exhibitions by renowned artists Ai Weiwei, Yoko Ono, and Markus Lüpertz, enjoy special tours of masterpieces of contemporary art, or just lounge by the fountain with friends. Independence Ave. and 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to DC Harvest for a locally grown brunch! Our favorite brunch spot added mimosas to its Friday itinerary. Every Friday, join the H Street hot spot for lunch (or brunch), drinks, and dessert from 11 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. Give them a call for a reservation: (202) 629-3296. 517 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

Spend the night in Navy Yard! Every Friday through Labor Day, The Yards Park will host the Capitol Riverfront Friday Night Concert Series. Attendees can relax and enjoy river view, while listening to fantastic live music and indulging on food and drink. 3100 South Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

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.


Head to brunch with a view today. We recommend Fiola Mare, Whaley’s, and POV.

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.


Staying in the District for Labor Day weekend? JBC Events has got you covered. They will be hosting their signature Labor Day Weekend event for the fourth year in a row. They will be taking the Polo Classic party out of the playing field and bringing it to the W rooftop. Guests will enjoy a Sunday night in their Summer hats and sundresses overlooking one of the District’s most infamous views on the POV Terrace. 515 15th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Olivia Macaron, City Perch, DC Harvest, Via Umbria, 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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