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This Week in D.C.: January 16-22

It’s going to be a short but busy week for all of us Washingtonians. Whether you’re planning to hibernate for the inauguration or fully embrace the madness, we’ve got something for everyone.


Spend the night with Studio Theatre seeing The Hard Problem. The play follows Hilary, a young psychology researcher at the prestigious Krohl Institute for Brain Science. As she and her colleagues grapple with the ‘hard problem’ of defining consciousness, a thorny decision from Hilary’s past fuels her controversial stances—and a few suspect choices. Bristling with intellectual energy and searing wit, The Hard Problem explores the difference between our brains and our minds, the nature of belief, and how to reconcile hard science with lived experience. Purchase your tickets here for the 8 p.m. show. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Spend the night on Barracks Row and visit our go-to Italian spot–Lavagna–for half-priced wine night! Every Tuesday and Sunday night you can enjoy your Italian fare with a delicious bottle of wine for half the price. Order a bottle for dinner tonight and enjoy freshly made pasta, cheese boards, and delectable desserts. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Make your hump days even happier at Cyclone Anaya’s. Happy hour lasts from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. We are big fans of the bite sized appetizers such as the brisket quesadilla. We recommend the guiltless elderflower mojito–best mojito we’ve ever had! 2911 District Ave., Fairfax VA


Head to the inaugural Drink Local Throwdown! Rebellion has rounded up eight of the finest Breweries in the D.C. area to compete against one another to see who is the best. The throwdown starts at 5 p.m. and the Championship will be held on April 13th. Tonight is Right Proper Brewing Company versus Port City Brewing Company. 1836 18th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Enjoy an extra day to brunch! Our favorite H Street locale–DC Harvest–will be serving brunch from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Don’t forget to order the bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys! We love their oysters, cheese boards, and steak and eggs. You can’t go wrong with anything here. 517 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.


Make today all about brunch! We love Pennsylvania 6 for the unlimited mimosa and Bloody Mary bar, $1 oysters, and $5 oyster shooters. They took home Best Downtown Brunch in our 2016 Best and Worst Brunch Guide! You’ll have a blast at this popular downtown locale. 1350 Eye St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Head to our favorite 14th Street salon—Logan 14— and snag yourself some great deals and contribute to charity. Logan 14 will be one of the many D.C. establishments who will be donating 5% of their profits to three deserving charities: The DC Center for LGBTQ Community, N Street Village, and Martha’s Table. Buy three services for the price of two! The services don’t expire until March so you have plenty of time to get in your facials and massages. These make the perfect gifts as well! Grab a few for yourself, friends, and family. 1314 B 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 

Logan Tavern will have complimentary hot chocolate and hot chili soup available for those joining the Women’s March from 9-11 a.m. and again from 3-5 p.m. 1423 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to brunch and give back at the same time. Here’s the list of D.C. businesses that are giving 5% of their profits back to charity this weekend: EatWell DC’s The Bird and The Pig, Chez Billy Sud, Estadio, District Distilling, and more.

The Hay-Adams is starting the New Year with musical flair. Indulge in Chef Nicolas Legret’s festive sunday brunch at The Lafayette and enjoy live jazz music for the month of January. Brunch is served from 11.30 a.m. until 2 p.m. For reservations, please call (202) 638-6600. Read our review here. 800 16th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Studio Theatre, Cyclone Anaya’s, SweatBox, Logan 14, Lavagna, and EatWell DC. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from those 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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