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This Week in D.C.: January 23-27

We can’t believe it’s the end of January! Don’t let the last week of the month slip away from you without enjoying a show, a party, or brunch! We’ve got something for everyone this week, so you’ll find something to tickle your fancy.

Mark your calendars. Grab your gals for a night of shopping, wine, and mini facials! Bitches Who Brunch and Caudalíe invite you to join our Galentine’s Day event on Tuesday, February 7th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at CityCenterDC. Be sure to sign up for your complimentary 15 minute treatment, here.


Head to our favorite 14th Street salon—Logan 14— 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. 

Enjoy Commissary’s Bottomless Mondays today! All-you-can-drink mimosas or Bloody Marys for just $15 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. You can’t beat that! In addition to a yummy brunch you have yourself a perfect day off from work. 1443 P St. 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. Purchase your tickets here for an 8 p.m. show. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Get hands-on instruction to take your #foodporn pics to the next level! This class is perfect for anyone who loves food and wants coaching on how to make all your food and drink photos as delectable as possible. They will cover the basics of composition, lighting, and techniques for DSLR and smartphone users. Just in time for DC Restaurant Week 2017, your food will be ready for that perfect #instafood moment thanks to expert instruction from DC-based photo pro and Washington Photo Safari founder E. David Luria. A professed foodie, his snaps have been featured in more than 100 publications, including Travel and Leisure Magazine, Washingtonian, Italian Cooking and Dining, Food and Wine, and Cucina Italiana. The class is $65 and will be held at Zengo. 781 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Learn how to butcher a pig! Greg Herring will break down a beautiful free- range, heritage pig sourced directly from Spring House Farm. The evening will last approximately three hours and will cover many butchering techniques. Yes, you can don gloves and participate to any extent. You will also discuss various types of charcuterie preparations and get any of your questions answered. Joe Neuman, pitmaster and founder of Sloppy Mama’s Barbeque, will provide a dinner of smoked pork and hand-made sausages and sides. He will stay to talk about additional preparation methods over rounds of DC Brau. Tickets begin at $55. 703 Edgewood St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Build your own arepas with Policy every Wednesday! Choose your base, add veggies and cheese, pick a sauce, and you’re good to go! Plus, enjoy half-priced wine bottles all night long! For the fall, they’re showcasing roasted yams, sweet plantains, a cabbage slaw, and more! 1904 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Lavagna now has a tasting menu available with wine pairings for parties between four and eight guests. The pricing starts at $40 per person for dinner and $30 for wine pairings. Email or call 202-546-5006 for reservations. We love brunch, happy hour, and dinner from this staple Italian spot–so we’re sure to love the tasting menu! 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Spend your night at the largest underground art show around! The Washington, D.C. Pancakes & Booze Art Show is back and bigger than ever. There’ll be over one hundred emerging artists, live body painting, live DJs, free pancake bar, and more. The event is from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m. Get all your information here. 2002 Fenwick St. N.E., Washington, D.C.


The Bluejacket Friday Night Tasting Tour is a special brewery tour that is offered weekly. Upon arrival, guests will be treated to one of a signature drafts, followed by a full tour of the brewery and operations with three tastings throughout the tour. At the conclusion, guests will head to the Bottle Shop & Tasting Room to enjoy a flight of three additional tastings each expertly paired with snacks. Tickets are $35. The event begins at 7 p.m. 300 Tingey St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Step onto foreign soil as you experience an energetic, culturally magnificent South American nation at the Embassy of Peru. Through the food, drink, live performances, diplomats and other cultural aspects of the evening, you’ll experience the rich customs of the multiple regions of Peru. The event is from 7:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. Tickets are $50. 1700 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to brunch with the girls! Take a look at some of our A reviews: Whaley’s, Junction BakerySette Osteria, and Espita Mezcaleria.  


The Bird will be hosting a five-course tasting menu to celebrate the Year of the Rooster tonight. The tasting menu, available for $33 with an optional wine and cocktail pairing for $22 will feature courses such as crispy spring rolls, Sichuan catfish, Lucky dumplings, and more. We suggest you make reservations, as The Bird is quite popular. Give them a call at 202.518.3609. 1337 11th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

The SweatBox team will offer a live demonstration and a raffle for five free sessions and a MYZONE heart rate monitor. For those looking for a new way to achieve their health resolutions, SweatBox is hosting an open house today from 2–4 p.m. The event is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about D.C.’s newest boutique fitness concept. Anyone who attends the open house will have the opportunity to win a raffle for a 5-pack of SweatBox sessions plus a MyZone heart rate monitor. 1612 U St N.W. #101, Washington, D.C.

It’s a big culinary night in DC: Sips & Suppers, presented by José Andrés, Joan Nathan, and Alice Waters. This year, there will be two extraordinary evenings featuring the country’s finest chefs in support of DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table, organizations that serve the neediest individuals in the nation’s capital. Sips will feature top artisans and mixologists preparing signature dishes and drinks. Suppers will feature celebrity chefs as they create dinners in homes throughout the city. Tickets are $150 and the party is at The Newseum. 555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Make today all about brunch! We love Pennsylvania 6 for the unlimited mimosa and Bloody Mary bar, $1 oysters, and $5 oyster shooters. They took home Best Downtown Brunch in our 2016 Best and Worst Brunch Guide! You’ll have a blast at this popular downtown locale. 1350 Eye St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Attention blushing brides and grooms-to-be, and wedding vendors! It’s almost time for the UrbanStems First Look! Join us on January 29th from 1-4 p.m at The Loft at 600 F for the launch of their bridal collection. Indulge in treats and fun with Classic Bakery, Fluffness, Tickled Photo Booth Company, and more! RSVP here.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Studio Theatre, SweatBox, Logan 14, EatWell DC, Caudalíe, Pennsylvania 6, and Lavagna.  While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from these 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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