It’s December first tomorrow, which means the week is absolutely filled with holiday festivities. Considering I approach the holidays in enthusiasm paralleled to that of Buddy the Elf, I could not be more thrilled. I’ll be singing the holiday cheer loudly for all to hear—here’s your holiday-themed events calendar, Bitches!
Start your week off with a Gingerbread Latte, enjoy a tree lighting, and eat some latkes! Plus, join us in Bethesda on Wednesday for a Holiday Hot Toddy Happy Hour at Silver—complimentary egg nog milkshakes and hot toddys!
Enjoy the week.
Love coffee but hate Starbucks? Me too. Our favorite #MadeinDC coffee shop just launched its holiday drinks menu, and it’s filled with holiday cheer. Stop by the Shay location for a Peppermint Mocha or a Gingerbread Latte, then do some shopping at the new Kit & Ace and Warby Parker. Compass Coffee, 1921 8th St. N.W., Washington, D.C., and 1535 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Haven’t yet set up your Christmas tree? No problem, head to the Fairmont. Or, just go for the free hot cocoa. The Foggy Bottom hotel is hosting a free lighting, with musical performances, complimentary hot chocolate, mulled wine and cookies, special appearance by the fat guy in red, and a gingerbread house display. Find more info online. 5:30 p.m., The Fairmont, Washington, D.C.
Join the Bitches in Bethesda! We’ll be at Silver, our favorite new casual American spot, for all things holiday. The restaurant, which boasts a killer happy hour and brunch, is hosting a Holiday Hot Toddy Happy Hour. Enjoy complimentary Egg Nog Milkshakes and other holiday beverages, plus a themed holiday photo booth with a $10 donation to the Children’s Inn at NIH. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Silver, 7150 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda.
All the cool kids are heading to Ivy City, the Northeast neighborhood that right now has a Union Kitchen, MOM’s Market, and Nike store, but will soon have whiskey distilleries, coffee shops, and cool speakeasies.
Celebrate the repeal of Prohibition at a Speakeasy style party at the new Lofts at Hecht Warehouse. Get a first look inside this landmark Washington building and enjoy complimentary cocktails from Ivy City neighborhood distillers One Eight, Jos. A Magnus and New Columbia, plus beer from Atlas Brew Works. The evening will include light fare, live music, and games. This is a free event, but you must RSVP to attend and must be 21+. ‘20s attire is suggestted. To RSVP and for event information, please visit www.ivycityspeakeasy.com, 1401 New York Ave. N.E., Washington, D.C.
I’ll be at the theatre this Friday for a hilarious play that’s perfect for the holidays. Bad Jews, the best-selling show in Studio’s history returns to DC after last season’s extended run. What better way to celebrate your own family than to spend time with the utter dysfunction of another? Bad Jews, Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
We’re stoked for the Gravitas brunch pop-up at the Dolcezza factory by Union Market. Cheff Matt Baker will open up Gravitas, but in the meantime the check will post a brunch preview on Saturday and Sunday. It will be a fun take on brunch classics with local and seasonal sourcing in mind, with gluten free and vegan options. Dishes include Braised Beef Short with Slow Poached Egg, Mascarpone Whipped Polenta and Bacon Braised Kale, and Biscuits and Gravy with Sunny Side Up Egg. Bring cash, as you pay by the plate! 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Dolcezza Gelato Factory, 550 Penn St. N.E. Washington, D.C.
Across town, our friends at Glen’s Garden Market are opening their second location, also at the Shay development in Shaw—that part of town is awesome! Stop by for fresh fare, pick up some groceries, and support an amazing, women-owned local business. Read our interview with Danielle, the owner of Glen’s, here. Glen’s Garden Market- Shaw, 1924 8th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
We’ll be getting artsy before brunch this Sunday! We love the #aCreativeDC, which highlights the cool art, creative, and businesses happening across our little District with an instagram profile and website. The group is hosting a holiday skill-sharing workshop where small businesses including Project Create DC, Capitol Romance, Taffy Floral, Soul & Ink Crew, Typecase Industries, and Florescent will share their skills. It’s free and takes place at the Capitol Riverfront BID on Saturday and Sunday. Find more info on the PARCEL Market website.