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This Week in D.C.: November 21-27

It’s officially the holiday season! If you’re lucky enough to get to stick around the District, here’s your guide to the week.

Mark Your Calendars:

Make sure you order your Thanksgiving dinner now so you’re prepared for Thursday. Take a look at our Thanksgiving Guide to see where you should order your meal from.



Head to our favorite 14th Street salon and snag yourself some great deals. 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.  

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All Set will host a “DMV Smackdown” Cocktail Competition sponsored by Absolut Vodka tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ten bartenders from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia will compete to create the most flavorful cocktail made with at least 1.5oz of Absolut Original, Citron, or Mandarin. Three prizes will be awarded: $200 prize for 3rd Place, $400 prize for 2nd Place and a $750 prize for Best Cocktail. Attendees will receive unlimited tastes of the bartenders’ featured cocktails along with an assortment of complimentary bar snacks. Tickets to partake in this lively event are priced at $20 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. 8630 Fenton St., Silver Spring, MD


Satisfy your preppy shopping needs at the 116 Holiday Pop-Up in Alexandria. This year, the pop-up has partnered with The Skinny Dip–a preppy Nantucket-based shop. The 116 King Holiday Pop-Up will incorporate thirteen of the brands marketed by The Skinny Dip as well as fifteen brands of its own. The market will run through December 31st. The pop-up will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 116 King Street, Alexandria, VA


Join Hawthorne for their inaugural Thanksgiving Eve Bash! They’ll have all night specials of $5 Bud Lights, $7 Tito’s cocktails, and $6 Fireball shots. With four floors, there’s plenty of room to reunite with the old squad. 1336 U St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

West Elm has opened a pop-up store at Union Market. Artists and makers will have a temporary residence within the store to produce new works, host interactive and educational workshops, and give customers insight into their creative process. Expect to see Forty Third Place, Foxwood Co, Fybur, Morrison Makers, The Neighbors, Painted Palettes, Typecase Industries, The Vintage Vogue, and Waxing Kara. West Elm @ Lab 1270 Union Market is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 1309 5th Street N.E., Washington, D.C.


Happy Thanksgiving! There’s a lot to be thankful for this year. Consult our Thanksgiving Guide for all your holiday needs! Today, we recommend dining at Central or ordering your Thanksgiving fixings from any of our pre-approved locales.


Brunch before you shop on Black Friday! Check out our guide for the best D.C. spots that are serving brunch today. We’re excited for Fiola Mare, Graffiato, Kapnos, El Camino, Commissary, and more!

14K’s new end-of-week drink menu highlights a selection of specially-priced sampler flights of wine, champagne, bourbon, tequila, and hand-crafted martinis. Guests can enjoy the flights from 5-10 p.m. every Friday night. The flights of three range from $15-$20. 100114th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Miracle on 7th Street is back this holiday season! It’s returning even bigger and better than last year’s that turned the James Beard Award-nominated Mockingbird Hill into an over-the-top pop-up Christmas bar. Miracle on 7th Street will take over Mockingbird Hill again in addition to adjoining bars Eat the Rich and Southern Efficiency for triple the holiday fun. 1843 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


The D.C. creative community is coming together for Small Business Saturday for the 4th annual Made in DC Holiday Marketplace, presented by DC Brau Brewing Company & Think Local First DC. From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., brewery visitors will get the chance to knock out their holiday shopping at stalls featuring locally-made products from some of our favorite craftspeople. 3178 Bladensburg Road N.E., Washington, D.C.


The holidays are just around the corner, and CityCenterDC is kicking off the season with its third annual lighting of its glittering 75-foot tree–the largest in the D.C. area–adorned with over 150,000 lights and 4,500 ornaments at 6 p.m. The evening will be emceed by NBC4’s Eun Yang and will feature a performance by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington. 825 10th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Brunch at The Bird today! Be one of the first guests to enjoy the one-of-a-kind experience. Take a look at our review of the pop-up brunch–we gave it two wings up! Choose from chicken & waffles, fried chicken Benedict, wings, or veggie bird bites. 1337 11th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Bitches Who Brunch partners with Logan14 and The Bird. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from the 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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