Last week, I started listening to Christmas music. Sorry I’m not sorry. While it feels a bit strange to be getting into the holiday spirit while wearing a t-shirt and flip flops, we’ll keep riding this warm weather wave into mid-November, with these local happenings. Have a great week!
Monday, November 9
Missed the opening FotoWeek DC party last week? No worries, the festivities will continue through November 15. Be sure to check out the FotoWeek Central calendar for event listings and locations.
Tuesday, November 10
There’s nothing like Old Town Alexandria in the fall. The cobblestone streets, quaint shops and waterfront restaurants keep us crossing the river to Virginia every season. Now, with the new Aperitivo hour at Carluccio’s, an authentic Italian restaurant, we have another reason to visit. From 3pm-6pm guests can enjoy 20% off the Stuzzicini menu and $1 off house wines and Peroni on tap. Now that’s amore. Carluccio’s, 100 King St., Alexandria, VA, 22314.
Wednesday, November 11
Happy Veterans Day! Today, we’re raising a glass to all the brave men and women who have served our country. To salute our nation’s heroes, head to Jack Rose Dining Saloon for a whiskey fundraising event being held in the exclusive speakeasy style basement bar. Ticket sale proceeds will go to the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes. Jack Rose Dining Saloon, 2007 18th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 202-588-7388.
BLT Steak is recognizing the many Veterans who have served our country by offering a special restaurant discount today. Any veteran or member of active military who visits BLT Steak on Veterans Day will receive a 50% discount for parties of two or less or a 25% discount for parties of three or more off of the total check, all day, with military ID. BLT Steak, 1625 I St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Thursday, November 12
It may not feel like winter is around the corner, but at Poste Moderne Brasserie, it’s already here. The upper patio will be transformed to the popular Poste Winter Lounge, complete with warm seasonal cocktails, s’mores kits and accompanying fire pits all winter long. Click here for more information. Hotel Monaco,700 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Friday, November 13
Celebrate 10 years of doing good while looking good at the Fashion Fights Poverty gala this Friday the 13th. The event starts at 7pm and will be hosted by celebrity guest Will Thomas from Fox5 News. Get your ticket here. The French Embassy, 4101 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, D.C.
Saturday, November 14
For a healthier start to the weekend, join Vida Fitness and Thrive DC for a 5k Run/Walk at East Potomac Park, starting at 8am. All race profits will benefit Thrive DC, a non-profit organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the DC area. Register for the race here.
Midday, head to Mosaic for a holiday shopping preview, with discounts, and pedicabs! The various retailers at Mosaic—South Moon Under, Ah Love Oil, Kendra Scott, Lu Lu’s and other favorites—are offering discounts on holiday collections and gifts as well as fun festive flair, and treats. It’s the perfect spot for brunch and shopping. Details, here.
We’re always game to venture to new neighborhoods, especially when there’s BBQ involved. This Saturday, between 12pm-4pm, head to Wicked Bloom DC Social Club’s “Schwine and Schmoke,” for an afternoon of craft beers and smoked swine brought to you by the team next door at DCity Smokehouse. Snag a ticket, here. Wicked Bloom DC Social Club, 1540 North Capitol Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
Sunday, November 15
We can’t wait to attend EmporiYUM, a two-day artisanal food marketplace “pop-up” where more than 75 specialty food vendors are coming together at Dock5 in Union Market! We’re giving away two tickets for the Sunday event to a lucky reader who follows @bitcheswhobrunch and @theemporiyum on Instagram, and leaves a comment below, by Wednesday of this week. We’ll announce and email a winner on Wednesday by end of day.