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This Week in DC: April 20-17

Happy Monday, loves! We spent the weekend brunching and enjoying the sunshine.

Special thanks to all our favorite Bitches who joined us for our big Birthday Bash at Barcelona Wine Bar yesterday. We hope you had as much fun as we did!

Now it’s time to get back to the grind. It’s Nerd Prom Hollywood in Washington week, after all. The glittery White House Correspondent’s Dinner is this weekend.

PLUS! We have a very special giveaway—a pair of tickets to a fabulous event; see below.



It’s pretty out; let’s get a beer. Head to ChurchKey for the 420 Festival as they celebrate the release of Lagunitas’ very unique and very rare Imperial IPA, Waldos’ Special Ale. Plus, they’ll be pouring Lagunitas Sucks IPA, several year-round favorites like Dogtown Pale Ale, Lagunitas IPA, Lagunitas Pils & Lil Sumpin’ Sumpin’, and the deliciously rare High West-Ified Imperial Coffee Stout, a 12% behemoth that is brewed with locally-roasted coffee and aged in rye whiskey barrels from High West Distillery. 1337 14th Street NW.


Celebrate spring beauty at the Eighth Annual Beauty Night Out. Hosted at Long View Gallery, the evening offers whiskey cocktails, shopping, makeup and eye treatments, mini manicures, massages, mini spa treatments in a fun, artsy setting. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 at the door. Get them here.


It’s Earth Day! City Tap House is offering up beers of environmental stewards to include Long Trail Brewing Company, Otter Creek Brewing, and Wolaver’s Organic Ales in honor of Earth Day. Between six and nine of City Tap House’s draft lines will be occupied by these Vermont-based environmentally friendly breweries. Guests can enjoy these craft brews during the entire day with prices ranging from $5 to $8 each. Plus there will be all sorts of fun eco-friendly giveaways.


It’s that time of year again! Dining Out for Life is this Thursday, and nearly 100 restaurants are committed to donating 25% to 100% of Thursday evening’s proceeds to Food & Friends. There’s a huge lineup of participating restaurants, click here to get the full list and be sure to make reservations in advance. Some of the new restaurants include Tico, Comet Ping Pong, Buck’s Fishing & Camping, All Set Restaurant and Bar, Blue 44, Pop’s Sea Bar, Indigo Landing, Rare Sweets, Compass Rose and about a dozen more!


The Georgetown French market starts today and continues on through the weekend. It’s a D.C. tradition the celebrates the beginning of spring with (what else?) shopping and eating a la Paris! Book Hill boutiques, antique stores, restaurants, salons, and galleries display their discounted wares in an inviting open-air market, evoking the outdoor markets of Paris. Neighborhood restaurants will also offer specials and French fare, including sweet and savory crepes, grilled merguez sausages, pastries and macarons. Click here for a list of participating merchants and their deals.


TICKET GIVEAWAY! We’re giving away a pair of tickets to this Saturday’s Taste of Three Cities. Taste of Three Cities will seek out D.C.’s number one food truck before moving on to Philadelphia and Baltimore. Formerly known as Taste of Two Cities, Taste of Three Cities will culminate with the winning food trucks from D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore competing for the Taste of Three Cities Triple Crown award and a $2,500 grand prize. Food trucks participating range from BonMi to Captain Cookie & The Milk Man to Red Hook Lobster. Storey Park, 1005 First Street, NE. Get tickets here, or enter to win by tweeting your favorite food truck food to @BtchesWhoBrunch with #tasteof3cities.

Saturday afternoons call for wine and art—especially animal art. The National Capital Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers is hosting its first ever “Winos for Rhinos.” Head to Barrel Oak Winery for great wine, a silent auction, and original art made by some of DC’s finest residents: animals from the National Zoo. A portion of the ticket price ($45), a percentage of bottle sales, and 100% of the proceeds from the silent auction will go toward rhino conservation. Get tickets here.

If you’re heading to the White House Correspondent’s Dinner Saturday evening, make sure you’re dolled up appropriately and have your pre-event mani pedi at thenailsaloon. The luxury nail salon will make your digits perfectly pampered and ready for heels. Plus, you can sip on a cocktail and get your jewelry cleaned during the service. 1508 14th Street NW.


Brunch, of course. Lately we’ve loved Guajillo, Barrel, Glen’s Garden Market, and St. Arnold’s Cleveland Park.


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