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This Week in D.C.: April 11-18

There is much to do in our lovely city this week, ladies and gents. Check out our guide for navigating D.C. Get excited for fashion events, art shows, workouts, and festivals.  


Enjoy the last of the cherry blossoms and head to the Tidal Basin and snap some pictures. Afterwards, head downtown to happy hour at Central, Grillfish, or Teddy & The Bully Bar.


Make your way to Chinatown to Flight Wine Bar for all-night happy hour on Mondays. Glasses of wine are $7 and beer is $5. There are a variety of discounted small plates such as zucchini fritters, warm olives, and crispy sweet bread. 777 6th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to Teddy & The Bully Bar tonight for a special happy hour benefiting Fashion for Paws. From 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., guests will enjoy complimentary bites and happy hour drink prices. Twenty-five percent of all proceeds will go toward the Washington Humane Society. RSVP today. 1200 19th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Enjoy the patio at Lavagna on Sundays and Tuesdays for half-priced bottles of wine with dinner. Order bruschetta, a cheese board, hand-made pasta, and sit back and enjoy good food and good company. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Join JRINK for The Spring Social tonight. There will be stylish and seasonal bites, yummy libations, and a creative styled experience by Heirloom DC and Lauryn Prattes Events. This lovely event takes place from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tickets are $38. 1333 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Not a gardener? No problem! Take a terrarium and succulent class at The Lemon Bowl. These plants actually thrive when you ignore them. Perfect! The class is one hour and includes the bowl, succulents, moss, rocks and a surprise decorative element for $50. The price includes all materials, care instructions, and an hour-long lesson. Class starts at 7 p.m. Read about our experience with The Lemon Bowl here. 3015 Georgia Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Attend D.C.’s largest underground art show at Penn Social tonight. The Pancakes & Booze Art Show brings together over 100 emerging artists, live body painting, live music, and pancake bar. The show starts at 7 p.m. and is only $5. 801 E St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Filmfest D.C. returns to the District this month to celebrate its 30th anniversary from April 14th-24th. Showing more films than ever, this year’s festival brings 75 films from 45 countries together on six screens. Purchase your tickets here from $11-$45.

Our go-to cheese experts at Righteous Cheese are back at it with another tasty cheese class this evening. Come to Cheese and Wine 101 to get your education on. You’ll sample three wines and six cheeses, while learning the basics of cheese and wine pairing. You’ll leave class with a full belly and a full brain–armed with all the information you’ll need to navigate the cheese counter and recreate your favorite wine and cheese boards at home. Class is $49 and is from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 at Union Market. 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

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Join D.C. food trucks at the Bullpen for the first Truckeroo of the season! Truckeroo is a monthly festival held at Fairgrounds that showcases the hottest food trucks in the District. There will be live music, cold drinks, games, and more. Go try all the hottest food trucks in town–all in one place. The event begins at 11 a.m. 25 M St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


The D.C. Beer Festival is back at Nationals Stadium and is bringing together dozens of local and craft breweries, seasonal spring beers, bocce, DJs, and plenty of surprises. Admission is $40 with a choice of two sessions: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. The admission includes unlimited tastings of beer and food is sold separately. 1500 South Capitol St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Sculpt DC is putting on a Sculpt Cycle 101 with Pamela because they get it—sometimes cycle can be intimidating. Learn how to set-up, tap back, and ride! End with a 20-minute demo class that takes everything you just learned and puts it into high speed action. Class is $10 and takes place from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. 950 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Enjoy wine from the D.C. Wine Fest today and sip on wine from specially curated wineries. You’ll have the chance to sample as much premium wine as you desire while live entertainment keeps the party lively during this one of a kind experience. Tickets are $29. There are three sessions throughout the day for you to choose from or spring for the VIP tickets! 1234 9th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Enjoy your day and head to brunch with your Bitches. See where we’ve been recently: Bayou Bakery, Blue Duck Tavern, Kafe Leopold, and Maketto.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Sculpt DC, Lavagna, and Central. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from those 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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