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This Week in D.C.: July 10-16

Time to get back into the swing of things after your holiday week. Head to classes, workouts, tastings, and more for lots of fun in the District.


Mezcal Monday at Oyamel Cocina is back tonight from 4 until 7 p.m. featuring Mezcal Viejo Indecente. They’ll be offering complimentary mezcal tastings, small bites in the bar, and a specialty cocktail. 401 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Want to take your cooking skills to the next level? Join Glen’s Garden Market at their Dupont location to learn basic knife skills and pro tips for organizing your weekly meals from Chef Stephanie! During this hands-on class, Chef Stephanie will demonstrate proper knife technique and assist you as you learn to slice, dice and chop with confidence. Throughout the class, you will taste a selection of chef-prepared dishes, and you will take home a collection of recipes along with your perfectly prepared produce, so that you can recreate the experience in your own kitchen. 2001 S St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to a decadent wine dinner at B Too. Enjoy wines from New Zealand’s north and south islands, paired with the cuisine of B Too’s executive chefs Bart Vandaele and Dieter Samijn. Dig into the sea bass poke, octopus with Thai eggplant, stuffed pasta with lobster reduction, roasted peach and strawberry desserts, and more! Purchase tickets here. 1324 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Join Via Umbria for the next installment of their Movie and a Meal series featuring Kicking and Screaming. Bring the whole family to the quaint cafe and enjoy a laugh with your Italian dinner! 1525 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Starting in July, and continuing all summer long, the Sovereign is rolling out a slew of rare sour beers every Wednesday. Join them each week as they showcase some of our favorite producers of Belgian-inspired sour beers from across the globe. They will kick things off tonight with the official D.C. debut of American Solera. Recently crowned the best new brewery of 2016, American Solera specializes in mixed-fermentation farmhouse ales aged in oak barrels. 1206 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Make your hump days even happier at Cyclone Anaya’s and enjoy their gorgeous and spacious patio–it’s the largest in all of Mosaic District! 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 had in awhile! 2911 District Ave., Fairfax VA

Head to dinner tonight at Lavagna for a great cause. Every Wednesday, the charming Barracks Row spot donates 10 percent of proceeds go towards a charity as part of its Dine Out for Charity night. Go for happy hour from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and order $4 beers, $7 cocktails, and 25 percent off glasses of wine. Order any of the fresh pastas, bruschetta, charcuterie and cheese, or delicious entrees. No need to feel guilty for indulging because you’re helping a great cause! So, go ahead—get that second or third glass of wine. You deserve it. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Take in a show tonight at Studio Theatre. 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.


Head to DC Harvest for a locally grown brunch! Our favorite brunch spot just 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.

Fireworks and festivity will ring throughout France today in celebration of La Fête Nationale–also known as Bastille Day. Le Diplomate will bring the spirit of Bastille Day to 14th and Q with a celebration including a street side glacé cart, live accordion and mime performances, a menu of celebratory cocktails, all-day café service, children’s activities and St. Germaine Elderflower Slushies. 1601 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Dirty Habit is hosting an outdoor concert featuring Body Rock ATX on its patio. The concert is free, open to the public, and there will be two specialty cocktails showcasing Deep Eddy Vodka. The outdoor space encompasses an entire city block, and does not face any streets or sidewalks. It’s a private urban hideaway located directly across the street from the Verizon Center. 555 8th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Say hello to Fitbit Local, a series of free monthly workouts in your city led by fitness ambassadors from your community. The fitness brand is kicking things off in DC on Saturday, July 15 at Yards Park at the Great Lawn and we couldn’t be more pumped! The workout is free, and starts at 9 a.m. The first 300 people there will get a complimentary FitBit yoga mat! Register for the event here.  Yards Park at the Great Lawn, 355 Water St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

If you like beer, music, Belgian fare, and fun, we’ve got the perfect party for you. Join Belga Cafe and B Too at Eastern Market as they celebrate the Best of Belgium with Stella Artois at Mussel & Beer Fest today from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Click the link to grab your $6 tickets today. 225 7th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Union Market families, friends, and ice cream fans out for the seventh annual DC Scoop event from 1 to 4 p.m. The highly-anticipated, free ice cream extravaganza will take place at Dock 5 where local ice cream vendors will put their best scoops forward to win the coveted “Best Ice Cream” title, as voted on by attendees. Frozen treat fanatics at DC Scoop will enjoy a wide variety of free samples and servings for purchase, including gelato, ice cream sandwiches, popsicles and soda shoppe-style scoops. 1309 5th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.



Make today all about brunch! Here are some favorites that are Bitch-approved and waiting for you: Doi Moi, Lavagna, Pennsylvania 6, Blue Duck, and Hazel.

Take in a floral arranging class at the Botanical Garden. In this open level class, Arrin will walk students through the basics of arranging flowers. Emphasis will be placed on mimicking the natural rhythms in nature. Students will learn the fundamentals of floral preparation, concepts of color and texture, and tips on how to forage their own materials. Each student will take home their centerpiece and tools. 100 Maryland Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Via Umbria, MADabolic, Lavagna, Cyclone Ananya’s, Studio Theatre, and DC Harvest. 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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