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This Week in D.C.: August 7-13

There are a lot of drinking events happening in D.C. this week–the District is thirsty. So join the party. Grab a drink and enjoy the sun.


As if you needed a reason to raise a glass with your fellow cocktail professionals. Discover the best twist on your favorite cocktail–Red Light Negroni with Bols Genever and the latest Italian export – Galliano L’Aperitivo. Learn about both spirits in an educational session and test your knowledge in a friendly trivia game. Cocktails and bites are on the house. Find the details here. 819 Upshur St. 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.


Head to Georgetown Waterfront Park on Tuesday nights at sunset for a movie al frescoThe Devil Wears Prada is up tonight. Tonight is the last show of the season. Georgetown restaurants will be on-site or offer delivery or to-go before the movie. The show starts at sunset, between 8:40-8:50 p.m. This summer’s lineup honors Women in Film by featuring iconic movies with strong female leads and story lines, from comedies to inspirational dramas. Georgetown, 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.


Shop for a good cause with Suited for Change at their blowout, end of season August sale where all items are under $25. Enjoy wine, snacks, and join them in changing lives and empowering women with every purchase. 1010 Vermont Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Is your relationship going somewhere? How do you know if it’s time to break up with someone? Is it better to be single and stick to your deal breakers or could you be holding on to unrealistic standards for a romantic partner? Sixth & I is celebrating Tu B’Av–a holiday celebrated in ancient Israel and commonly known as the “Jewish Day of Love.” Rabbi Suzy leads a discussion to explore some of love’s toughest questions. Participate whether you’re single, dating, or married. A range of relationship statuses will make for the most interesting conversation. 600 I St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Join Weygandt Wines and Sommelier Andrew Wooldridge at DBGB DC for a Provençal Wine Dinner featuring wines from the Peter Weygandt portfolio. Guests at this special event will be treated to a reception featuring a delicious rosé from a newcomer to the Weygandt Wines portfolio, Clos de l’Ours, followed by an elegant four-course dinner, complete with wine pairings featuring the bold, flavorful Bandol wines. Tickets are only $95. 931 H St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Explore how the historical movements of people and their culinary traditions influenced foodways in America. Specifically, you’ll focus on how plants, herbs, and spices from around the world and across the country introduced new flavors and textures. The evening will feature a panel discussion with experts and historians and an interactive reception with custom cocktails courtesy of New Columbia Distillers. Tickets include food and drink. 14th St. & Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Join The Yard to celebrate the start of the weekend as they toast to an evening of summer revelry. Cool off from the August heat and take a dive into a refreshing rosé themed menu mixed to the sultry music of DINO Beats and music by Violetta Markelou in their urban, garden environment. From frozen rosé served up in chilled coup glasses to $30 bottles of our house selected rosés, the curated menu makes a perfect excuse to drink pink. Enjoy half-priced happy hour from open until close and soak up the best of what summer has to offer in The Yard at The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown. 3100 South St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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 free Daybreaker event with a  “A Midsummer Morning’s Dream” theme. They’ve teamed up with Leesa Sleep to sprinkle some extra joy to the community, so they’ve made this event free. Leesa will bring their dope photo booth and whimsical  dream wall. So dress like your fave mythical creature or fantasy character (or just rock PJs), and dance like dreamers. 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

Head to SAX for a very special Trapped in the 90’s Brunch and Day Party event at the SAX Restaurant & Lounge. There will be no work and no school so head to brunch and enjoy yourself. Enjoy unlimited brunch from 1-4 p.m. and stay for the party starting at 3 p.m. Purchase your tickets here. 734 11th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Enjoy Dinner at the Chef’s Table at Via Umbria with new head chef Liam LaCivita. This is an interactive and exciting dinner experience, including a four-course authentic Italian meal, stories from the chef, beverage pairing options, and more. This week, Liam’s menu features delicious farmhouse ingredients, from pork tenderloin with summer squashes to roasted peaches and mascarpone cream. 1525 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., 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.

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.

Join Glen’s as they welcome Harry Rosenblum, co-founder and co-owner of The Brooklyn Kitchen and author of Vinegar Revival for a unique event. Harry will be joined by Daniel Liberson, founder of Lindera Farms Vinegars and a vinegar revivalist in his own right. Learn all there is to know about vinegar and be sure to pick up a copy of Harry’s book and a bottle, or two, of Daniel’s vinegars. 2001 S St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Studio Theatre, Olivia Macaron, City Perch, 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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