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This Week in D.C.: November 23-29

Happy Thanksgiving week! Whether you’re sticking around town or traveling home, we hope you have a happy and hearty holiday with friends and loved ones. We’re thankful for our family, our friends, our Bitches—and our readers. Enjoy the short week, kids.

Heirloom Holiday Dinner


Monday Kick off the holiday shopping season and week of giving at Saks Fifth Avenue’s Chevy Chase location for the Holiday Window Unveiling event to benefit Children’s National Health System. From 6-8 p.m., guests can enjoy festive holiday fare and fun, while watching the live stream unveiling of the New York store windows. Ten percent of shopping proceeds up to $10,000 will go to benefit Children’s National. Saks Fifth Avenue, 5555 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD.  


These days, we’re living in darkness more than light, which is why we can’t wait to get to the “Wonder” exhibit at Renwick Gallery. The Gallery just reopened to the public on Friday, November 13, following a major two-year renovation. “Wonder” features beautiful scaled weavings that resemble rays of light.Admission is free. Renwick Gallery, Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street N.W. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.   


Take advantage of a quiet week in the District by trying out a new restaurant or heading to cocktails. Lately, we’ve loved new Shaw spots Convivial and the Dabney and H Street spot DC Harvest for dinner (preview here). For cocktails, try the new menu at The Gibson (read our preview here), or Sotto on 14th. 


Happy Thanksgiving! Start your day with a trot for great cause. Support  the hungry and homeless in Washington, DC by participating in the 14th Annual Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger! Learn more about SOME (So Others My Eat) and register here. 8:30 a.m., Freedom Plaza.  

Check out our Thanksgiving restaurant guide for any last minute celebrations. Hosting on your own this year? Check out our latest holiday entertaining post with Heirloom Catering.

Heirloom Holiday Dinner


Black Friday is here! Skip the city crowds and head to our favorite suburban shopping experience at Mosaic. Not in the mood to shop? Swing by one of these Black Friday brunches instead!


It’s Small Business Saturday! Head to Atlantic Plumbing, the newest mixed use development on U Street, to support local small businesses at the Cherry Blossom Workshop at its first ever pop-up. The pop-up features four brands: Cherry Blossom Creative, with its district maps and sundries Handmade Habitat natural soy candles and beauty product, Caryn Cramer printed textiles design and interiors, and Printed Wild screen printed bags and housewares.  For all guests, there will be complimentary mimosas,  Compass Coffee on brew, and sweet treats from Ruby Scoops. 12-4 p.m. 2128 8th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Love biking and thematic dressing? Then be sure to participate in the Plaid Ride, hosted by Bicycle Space in Adams Morgan.  Don your most tasteful tartan and join us for an unforgettable bike ride through Washington, D.C. to celebrate the crisp fall weather. This year the ride will explore new neighborhoods, including a loop through the beautiful National Arboretum, before concluding with festivities at Bardo. Ride departs at noon from BicycleSPACE Adams Morgan, expect to arrive at Bardo around 1:30pm. Donations support Capital Area Food Bank.


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