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This Week in DC: February 13-19

It’s Valentine’s week, everyone! Whether you detest this holiday or relish any excuse to wear pink–we’ve got something for everyone to enjoy this week in Washington.  


Marvel at a vast, open space unlike anything you’ve seen in Washington at the National Cathedral’s newest exhibition. Unique lighting highlights the gothic architecture and invites you to “see deeper.” Wander the nave or walk the labyrinth. This event is free to the public. Head to the Cathedral from 7-10 p.m. Register here. 3101 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

‘Twas the night before Valentine’s Day… and The Royal is celebrating the dark, bitter side of love with a special “Nightmare Before Valentine’s Day” edition of Royal Knights! This month’s special guest bartender is Rachel Sergi of The Next Whisky Bar! Expect a one-night-only menu of all bitter cocktails (showcasing amari, bitters, fernets, and vermouth). As always, there will be eight cocktails, each priced at $8, plus some bitters and beer #boilermaker specials. Bring a special someone or come solo–they’ll have Fatal Attraction movies on the projector, Tim Burton valentines cards, and other dark surprises. The party starts at 9pm! 501 Florida Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Toli Moli, DC’s first Burmese snack shop, is all about sharing and community. From February 14 through February 17, visitors to Toli Moli who buy any two noodle dishes will get a free Lovebird Falooda. Check out this neat DC restaurant’s website for more details! 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.


Need some last minute Galentine gifts? Fret not, we have the perfect treat for you to bring to anyone’s home or office! We suggest bringing Olivia Macaron treats to any soirée. We’re very excited for the seasonal flavor–chocolate red wine! Olivia Macaron’s three locations in Georgetown, Tyson’s Corner Mall, and Montgomery Mall are sure to be convenient for any busy shopper. 3222 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA | 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD.

Consult our Valentine’s Day Guide for all things romance!


Gather your favorite quotes and get ready to create. In the Cocktails & Craft workshop, you’ll learn how to make your own inspirational wall art while enjoying an Irish coffee. If you’re into cocktails, crafting, or just want to get back in touch with your creativity, this workshop is for you. The workshop fee of $40 covers all materials and your first drink. This class is from 7-9 p.m. 3118 Georgia Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Join Petworth Citizen as they enjoy the delicious whiskies from the Baltimore Whiskey Company.  The Baltimore Whiskey Company aims to produce quality, locally-sourced craft whiskey in the heart of the city of Baltimore, so you can be sure to enjoy your night. The distiller will be on hand to dole out free tastes. Plus every whiskey drink will be 50 percent off. Can’t beat that! 829 Upshur St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Spend happy hour at Lavagna and enjoy $4 beers, $7 cocktails, 25% off wine by the glass, $5 rail drinks, and daily food specials. The wine of the month is Pinot Noir, GD Vajra, Langhe. Order a bottle for dinner tonight and enjoy freshly made pasta, cheese boards, and delectable desserts. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Join Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute for #ByeByeBaoBao, a series of online and on-site celebratory events to bid a fond farewell to giant panda Bao Bao before she begins the next chapter of her life in China. Take a look at the schedule of events here. 3001 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Head to the February edition of DC Vegan Drinks brought to you by The Humane League – DC! This month’s drinks will be hosted at Fare Well, a veggie-forward retro-chic diner, bar and bakery with all-day breakfast, bistro fare and cocktails. They will be featuring happy hour specials for the evening. Fare Well will donate 10 percent of proceeds back to The Humane League! Vegan Drinks is an opportunity to meet other vegetarians, vegans, and veg-curious DC-ists in a friendly, positive environment. 406 H St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Go see a jazz show at Blues Alley for a great cause. Female vocalist Ms. Mary Wilson, formerly of the original Supremes, has used her celebrity to promote humanitarian efforts to end hunger, raise AIDS awareness, and encourage world peace. Purchase your tickets here for her show Friday at Blues Alley. 1073 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Spend the night with Studio Theatre seeing The Hard Problem. The play follows Hilary, a young psychology researcher at the prestigious institute. As she and her colleagues grapple with the “hard problem” of defining consciousness, a thorny decision from Hilary’s past fuels her controversial stances—and a few suspect choices. The Hard Problem explores the difference between our brains and our minds, the nature of belief, and how to reconcile hard science with lived experience. Read our review here. Then, Purchase your tickets here for an 8 p.m. show. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to our favorite 14th Street salon, Logan 14, for a day of beauty and snag yourself some great deals. Buy three services for the price of two! The services expire in March, so plan your facials and massages accordingly. These make the perfect gifts as well! Grab a few for yourself, friends, and family. 1314 B 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Have yourself a party brunch! We love La Boum for so many reasons which is why we crowned them the Best Party Brunch in D.C. Get yourself tickets ASAP–they sell out super fast. Be prepared for an all-day rager. Read our full review here. 1301 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

La Boum brunch II


Cycle and lift your way to the best post-holiday season body yet with this new high-intensity interval class. SweatBox 101 will be offered every Sunday at 12:45 p.m. and is free to anyone interested in trying the new fitness class. Attendees will receive step-by-step instructions on how to effectively use the TRX bands and special bikes used for a variety of SweatBox exercises. Then, your first workout is on us! Sign up here and get moving! Don’t forget to spread the love on social media with the hashtag #BitchesWhoSweat. 1612 U St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Join A FREE HAND CO. for WOMEN + DENIM: a fundraising shopping party and jeans drive! They’ll be at the A Creative DC studio with bottles of bubbly on hand and goods from Be Clean Shop, KALEIDOS, Mallory Shelter Jewelry, Elizabeth Graeber, and Painted Palettes. All retailers will be donating 10% of their sales from the event to N Street Village, a D.C.-based organization that provides empowerment and support for homeless women with housing and on-site mental and physical wellness programs throughout the city. Please be ready with a $10 donation or pair of jeans. 716 Monroe St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

Kristen Crockett, creator of the blog MidLoveCrisis and author of The Gift of Past Relationships, will help you explore how to attract the right man in your life and find the love you deserve. This women-only workshop will help you do just that. Head to Mulebone for brunch, swag bags, interactive learning, and a Q & A. Purchase your tickets here.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with La Boum, Lavagna, Logan 14 Aveda, Olivia Macaron, and SweatboxDC. While this article was written independently by us, 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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