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

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It’s nice to finally see the city alive and bustling again. We can’t wait to embark on another spring in D.C. before the sweltering summer heat kicks in. There’s always lots of fun to be had in the District, and this week is no exception. Here are the events, eats, and drinks we’re going to be enjoying:

ZooFari is a premier culinary event featuring nearly 100 of the top Washington, D.C., restaurants and vintners—all in the wild setting of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. ZooFari is an evening of delicious food and fine wines, featuring unforgettable live entertainment from the chef that rocks, DJ Chef—champion of the Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen—renowned dance band DC Fusion, and classically trained violinist Ben Hoyt. You can get $20 off tickets  just for being our reader with the code “ZFBWBB18.”

Strength In Our Voices has a simple vision of eliminating stigmas surrounding mental health in my immediate network. Since then, SiOV has transitioned from a foundation-like organization, supporting programs which align with that vision, to actually implementing programmatic impact. Join us on Saturday for the 3rd Annual Summer of Strength Benefit for Change, presented by Capital Cosmetic Dentistry, a charity cocktail party at the Four Seasons Georgetown. Get your tickets ASAP as registration ends Monday!

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May 15th to June 3rd, the show inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, WAITRESS, tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker – who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But, Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. The show is at the National Theatre, so get ahead of the crowd and buy some tickets, here.

This year, Milk Bar is offering a Mother’s Day heart-shaped box of one dozen cake truffles – the perfect, sweet gift for any mom on this special day! Cost and availability will be shared once finalized this week. Order yours in advance, here. 

D.C. Harvest has an experiential cocktail program where you can taste and learn how to make three cocktails. The experience also comes with an appetizer. You can reserve your experience through their website and make an evening out to dinner a little more special. We made our way over to H Street to try it out, so you know what to expect.

Via Umbria has created a menu that pays homage to flavors that are present when primavera (spring) is in full bloom; starring handmade gnocchi pasta with spring vegetables and fresh ricotta followed by braised pork loin, creating splendor for everyone involved! Each dinner is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the things Via Umbria values most: great food, great wine, great people!

Penn Quarter’s Dirty Habit has a new list of cocktails for the 2018 season of sun-filled sipping! With its unique enclosed design, rare city-block size, and a full-service patio bar, the Dirty Habit courtyard continues to be a warm weather retreat from the hustle and bustle of downtown Washington, D.C.

Celebrate the iconic decade of MTV, Madonna, and the artists from the ‘80s who forever impacted and redefined the world of art at the Hirshhorn’s spring gala. Tickets are $250 for non-members and $195 for members. Your ticket includes open bar, desserts, performance, music, art and more!

Mother’s day is a time to splurge on a brunch to treat your extra special mama. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite Mother’s Day brunch spots, so all you have to do is make the reservation. Find out our recommendations, here. 

While the Bitches Who Brunch write this post independently, compensation is received from partnerships with D.C. Harvest, and Via Umbria. 

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