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This Week in DC: May 5-11

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It’s a fun-filled week in Washington, and we’re kicking it off with Cinco de Mayo tonight and ending it by celebrating Mom (make sure you get your flowers and macaroons order in early!). We’ll hit VIDA Fitness before work in order to prepare for a week of tequila, cerveza and amigos outside this week. Enjoy it, Bitches.

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Monday
Kick the night off right with a five-course Mexican street food tasting dinner at Commissary. It’s $30 for the food, and $40 for tequila and mescal pairings with each course. A pretty spectacular deal, if you ask the Bitches. If you don’t get into the tastings, there will be tacos, margaritas, grilled corn and more on the patio all night long. 1443 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C (202) 299-0018.

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Richard Sandoval’s restaurants—El Centro, Masa 14, and Zengo—will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with three margaritas—classic, strawberry or mango—for $5 a piece all night long.

Tuesday
Interested in flexing your athletic muscles a bit? Sign up for American Social Sports Beach Volleyball league, which begins today. It’s $75 per player for the season. Use the code “20forfriends” to get a 20 percent discount. More details, online.

Wednesday
At Birch & Barley, there’s a celebrating of beer and charcuterie occurring all week long. May 6-11, Birch & Barley and Churchkey are featuring Mayham charcuterie boards with year-aged prosciutto, city ham, pork butter and springhouse farms charcuterie. Birch & Barley and Churchkey, 1337 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Thursday
The Georgetown boutique Urban Chic is celebrating its ten year anniversary with a bash Thursday evening. The store will be raffling off great items all night long (a Shoshanna dress, a pair of AG Jeans, a Kai gift set, a spa day at Nival Salon, and lots more) and anyone spending $100+ will receive a gift bag stuffed with goodies from our favorite lines (Rebecca Minkoff, Red Flower, Not Soap Radio, Citizens of Humanity, and more!). 1626 Wisconsin Ave NW., Washington, D.C.

Nopa Kitchen + Bar, the American brasserie located in Penn Quarter, is serving up special seasonal menu in honor of its one year anniversary. Noteworthy dishes include Amaranth and Quinoa Salad with orange vinaigrette, pine nuts and dried cherries; butter poached lobster with spring pea risotto, nori and passion fruit; and a Time Flies cocktail, made with bourbon, sparkling wine, grapefruit, and brown sugar simple. The menu begins today and will be served through June. 800 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Friday
Spend the weekend drinking beer! (Isn’t that usually how we spend our weekends?) Savor: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, is returning to D.C. and new downtown brewski joint City Tap House is hosting some events. On Friday, it’s Colorado Brewer’s Night with breweries from the state including Oskar Blues Brewery, Left Hand Brewing, Avery Brewing Company, Great Divide, Odell Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing, Boulder Beer Company, as well as Funkwerk’s Brewer. City Tap House, 901 9th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Saturday
Becca will be lounging by the Penthouse Pool–her summer M.O. then checking out the new Dupont boutique Emporium DNA, which offers lines such as Rebecca Minkoff, Mink Pink, Religion, Yumi Kim, as well as Stefanel, Kisei, and Ekle. 1666 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, D.C.

To snag your Vida Penthouse Pool membership, click here and use the word “Bitches”.

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I will be dancing at Sweetlife, Sweetgreen’s annual outdoor music festival, featuring Lana del Rey, Fitz & the Tantrums, and Foster the People, among others, along with sweetgreen salads, Rappahannock oysters, and other fun distractions. Tickets are sold out, but you can snag ‘em on StubHub.

Sunday
It’s Mother’s Day! Make sure you’ve ordered your Urban Stems and Macaroons nice and early for mom. Then plan a fabulous brunch for her—check back on Wednesday for our complete Mother’s Day Brunch Guide.

Lately, we’ve loved Bar Charley, Copperwood Tavern, Pinstripes, and Woodward Table. And, if you’re looking to get outside, check out our Patio Brunch Guide.

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