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This Week in D.C.: December 12-18

With snow in the forecast, we’re making the most of what’s left of the holiday season. Find shopping events, hot toddies, and more festive fun in your social calendar, below!


Spend a winter evening at the Beacon Bar & Grill, sipping on cocktails and singing your favorite tunes at Show Tunes & Cocktails. This monthly event is made possible due to the generosity of Pay-What-You-Can Admissions and 10 percent of the evening’s proceeds donated by the Beacon Bar & Grill. The sing-a-long is from 7-10 p.m. 1615 Rhode Island Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Miracle on 7th Street is back this holiday season! It’s returning even bigger and better than last year, which transformed the James Beard Award-nominated Mockingbird Hill into an over-the-top pop-up Christmas bar. Miracle on 7th Street takes over Mockingbird Hill in addition to adjoining bars, Eat the Rich and Southern Efficiency for triple the holiday fun (including an ode to Stranger Things!). 1843 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Spend the night at Logan Tavern for a charity happy hour near and dear to the EatWell family’s heart. All of the proceeds from happy hour and raffle will be donated to Huntington’s Disease Youth Organization. Happy hour is from 5 p.m. until close. 1423 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Take in a show at The National Theater and enjoy Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Holiday-loving Whos. Magnificent sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations help transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville and helps remind us of the true meaning of the holiday season. Purchase tickets here. 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Celebrate the launch of Poole’s, the first cookbook by chef Ashley Christensen. She was named Best Chef Southeast by the James Beard Foundation in 2014. Chef Jeremiah Langhorne will serve up a special menu inspired by Poole’s, and Ashley will sign books. Tickets are $125 per person and include a copy of the book, a welcome cocktail, four-course dinner, tax, and gratuity. Additional beverages are available for purchase a la carte. The evening begins at 6 p.m. Purchase tickets here. 122 Blagden Alley N.W., Washington, D.C.

Holiday party season means a long list of hostess gifts. Fret not, we have the perfect treat for you to bring to anyone’s home or office! We suggest bringing Olivia Macaron treats to any soirée. We’re so excited for the new holiday flavors–candy cane, dark chocolate, eggnog, and gingerbread. Pick up a limited edition holiday box of these kosher treats for anyone special in your life. Olivia’s three locations are sure to be convenient for any busy holiday shopper. 3222 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA | 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD


Grab a drink at Republic and enjoy newly added winter cocktails. Think a hot toddy, plenty of cinnamon sticks, and much more. We have our eyes set on the Smoke & Mirrors–Peloton de la Muerte Mezcal, Dolin Génépy, Luxardo Maraschino, pineapple, champagne vinegar, and lime for $10. 6939 Laurel Ave., Takoma Park, MD


Get sweaty with SweatBox! Cycle and lift your way to the best post-holiday season body yet with this new high-intensity interval class. Take on their challenge of ten classes between November 1 and December 31 and win a free ten pack of classes for January–then indulge in holiday festivities guilt-free! New to SweatBox? You’re in luck! The first class is on us! Sign up here and get moving! Spread the love on social media with the hashtag #BitchesWhoSweat. 1612 U St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Lavagna now has a tasting menu available with wine pairings for parties between 4 and 8 guests. The pricing starts at $40 per person for dinner and $30 for wine pairings. Email or call 202-546-5006 for reservations. We love brunch, happy hour, and dinner from this staple Italian spot–so we’re sure to love the tasting menu! 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Warm up this winter with Daybreaker D.C. The party is featuring DJ Philip Goyette and MC Haile Supreme. Get your fitness on with PureBarre3 with goodies and coffee. Tickets begin at $25. The party starts at 6 a.m. 1420 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


This holiday season, The Yards transforms into the most kissable location in Washington, with an eight-part holiday mistletoe installation. The larger than life custom designs include a java inspired mistletoe archway, a tower built from letters to Santa, an ice cream sundae sculpture complete with a cherry on top, a human-sized holiday themed dog house, all featuring mistletoe. Throughout the month of December, visitors can enter to win gift cards to neighborhood restaurants by posting to social media using the hashtag #DeckTheYards. 301 Water Street S.E., Washington, D.C.


Get ready, holiday shoppers–Poppir is hosting its first annual Shop ‘n Shaw: Pop-Up Bazaar from Dec. 17-18! Whether you’re looking for a last minute holiday gift or want to treat yourself in between all the gift giving, this will be the place for a special shopping experience. You’ll be able to browse some of the most unique vendors around and support some great local businesses, while being able to check everything off of your holiday gift list. In addition to shopping, you’ll be able to connect with some incredible makers, artists, and creatives from the D.C. area and beyond. 641 S St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Is the holiday season stressing you out? Same. Try the Fire & Ice facial at The Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner.  This 50-minute, organic facial is perfect for restoring your skin by making it brighter, tighter, and smoother. Using only certified organic ingredients, blood circulation is increased through hot and cold stimulation which helps to boost cellular renewal and get oxygen to the surface of the skin. Read about how much Cori Sue loved her facial here. 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA.


Spend the day brunching with your besties! Here’s some A+ restaurants that are great for large parties: Bar Civita, Zaytinya, Belga Café, Sette Osteria, Espita Mezcaleria, and Local 16.


It’s time for Can Swap! Bring a can of food to Blackfinn and receive a free can of Miller Lite! All donations will be donated to DC Central Kitchen right before the holidays! Here are some special requests from DC Central Kitchen: Canned corn, canned green beans, canned chicken or canned tuna. The event is from 2-8 p.m. 1620 I St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with EatWell DC, Lavagna, Olivia Macaron, and SweatBox. 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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