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This Week in D.C.: May 8-14

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Make this week all about mom! Take her out to brunch and spoil her for a change. Don’t forget to buy her a thoughtful present–check out our Mother’s Day Gift Guide!

Reminder: Tickets are going fast to Dine ‘n’ Dash on June 7! It’s the best way to experience the hottest restaurants in D.C. all in one night. We’ll be there ready to eat, drink, and dash! Check out our roundup of the best restaurants on the 14th Street stretch of the night and stay tuned for our Penn Quarter favorites. To purchase tickets, click here.

Monday

EatWell DC’s The Pig will be hosting a Wine & Swine six-course tasting menu event tonight from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $76 per person, tax and gratuity are included. We can’t wait to see what Chef de Cuisine Nuvee Netayavichitr has cooking! Reservations can be made via The Pig‘s website. 1320 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Tuesday

Taco Tuesday was so last week. Get ready to roll up your sleeves for Tagliatelle Tuesday at Via Umbria. Head to Georgetown for an interactive hands on cooking class where they’ll teach you the secrets to hand making their house pasta. This egg pasta is simple to make and delicious to eat, and pairs well with numerous sauces, which they will be demonstrating. 1525 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

SUCCOTASH will host a five-course bourbon pairing dinner tonight prepared by Chef Edward Lee. The special spirit will be available on the SUCCOTASH cocktail menu as part of select bourbon flights as well as part of a featured cocktail. The bourbon dinner will be held at SUCCOTASH National Harbor at 7 p.m. Guests can view the menu and purchase an all-inclusive ticket for $150 here. 186 Waterfront St., National Harbor, MD.

Wednesday

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

Tiffany Dufu will be in Washington for a book party to celebrate her much buzzed-about new book, Drop the Ball. It’s all about women doing less, to do more for themselves, and more. Tiffany will be answering questions about her book, and will do a Q&A and meet and greet. You can purchase the book at the event or on Amazon.1341 G St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Thursday

Bar Dupont kicks off its weekly music series Dupont Live tonight! Showcasing local artists from across the region and ringing in summer with a special new patio menu that includes innovative cocktails and a dozen different rosés. The secret band will hit the stage for a set from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Rather than revealing a calendar of musicians ahead of time, the Dupont Live lineup will be all about the element of surprise with a new unannounced act performing each week. 1500 New Hampshire Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Springtime is just made for picnics, and the ideal outdoor spread begs for delicious cheese, matched accompaniments, and refreshing beers to bring out their best. But what to bring? Spend an evening with Righteous Cheese in an intimate class discovering and savoring seasonal cheeses. They’ll explore the world of cheese pairing by tasting four seasonal springtime cheeses perfect for the outdoors paired with four seasonal, refreshing craft beers, as well as accompaniments perfect for a picnic. Fromager and beer aficionado Melissa Provinsal will delve into the story behind each cheese, as well as give advice about selecting, serving, pairing, and more. 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

Friday

Take in a show at Studio Theatre! Tonight’s show is The Father. It follows André, who is 80 and a man of his own mind. But things are getting strange: His trusted watch goes missing, reappears, and is lost again. His daughter’s stories don’t quite add up. His furniture is disappearing and there are strangers at his table. Purchase your tickets here. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Saturday

Need a Mother’s Day or some hostess gifts this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Head to Olivia Macaron and get your paws on their exclusive seasonal flavors. Try the mimosa which features a champagne-infused white chocolate ganache and orange zest. They also have a Mexican chocolate macaron, which has a bit of a kick. Keep them in mind for for Mother’s Day–these are the perfect gift for any mama. They’re going to have a small event at their Georgetown store. From 12-3 p.m., they’re inviting families to the store and design their own macarons as a special gift to mom. Too cute! 3222 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Before brunch, head to MADabolic Arlington in Clarendon! This high-intensity workout in the heart of Clarendon is perfect for the busy Bitch on the go who needs an efficient and kick ass workout before or after brunch. (We love these Virginia brunch spots: Fyve, Ambar, Mussel Bar, Palette 22, and Cheesetique.) Try out any of the morning classes before you hit brunch hard. Take advantage of their amazing $10 for ten consecutive days of class deal for new members only. It’s perfect to kick your body into hyper drive before a big event or bikini season. 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA.

Policy Restaurant & Lounge has launched a new Saturday Happy Hour running from 4-7 p.m.! Beer starts at $4.50, wines at $5.50, and cocktails at $6.50. Enjoy new spring dishes like mushroom arepas, empanadas, and fried yuca! 1904 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Sunday

Happy Mother’s Day! Check out our ultimate Mother’s Day Brunch Guide.

Take mom to the vineyard for the day. Bluemont Vineyard is celebrating mom with a rustic spin on a traditional English Tea. They invite you and your family to take part in a memorable afternoon tea experience at their private event space–The Stable at Bluemont Vineyard. Seatings are at 11 a.m., 11:15 a.m. or 2 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.18755 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, VA.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with EatWellDC, Olivia Macaron, Studio Theatre, Cyclone Anaya’s, MADabolic, and Via Umbria. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from these companies.

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