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This Week in DC: Oct 17-23

As the calendar year winds down, our social calendars are heating up! Check out your social schedule this week and plan ahead so you don’t miss any fun. We’re excited for live music happy hours, charitable carbs, historical wines, and pre-Halloween fun!  

Mark Your Calendar!

Fall means football and Bitches mean brunch. We’re combining both with our Sunday Funday football brunch on November 6th. Join us at Bar Deco for brunch and the Ravens/Steelers game–with complimentary mimosas and a photobooth from Just Smile. To RSVP, book a reservation on OpenTable and put “Bitches Who Brunch” in the comments. The party is on November 6th from 12-4 p.m. 717 6th N.W., Washington, D.C.


Kick off the week on a relaxing note and detox from all the brunching last weekend. Logan 14 offers an amazing deal during the week, with their 30-minute express services including massages, facials, or blow outs. We’ve been eyeing the Outer Peace facial and the Reflexology massage. So stop in on your lunch break between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for 30 minutes of bliss. 1314 B 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.  

Catch a lively show at the Washington Improv Theater! Head to Harold Night: Richie + Wallawoo at either 8 p.m. or 9 p.m. Tickets are pay what you choose! 1835 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

José Andrés has created a veritable culinary world with six eclectic Penn Quarter destinations. This week, diners can experience several of his innovative dining experiences over the course of one evening with “Tour de José.” This exclusive, ticketed dine-around experience enables guests to tour Penn Quarter José’s Way. Beginning with Mediterranean mezze at Zaytinya, followed by Spanish tapas at Jaleo, continuing with Mexican small plates at Oyamel, and finishing with contemporary Peruvian fare at China Chilcano. At each restaurant, guests will be able to experience a curated menu of three to five small plates paired with a round of cocktails or wine. The event lasts from Monday until Thursday. Book tickets here


It’s Taco Tuesday! Spend happy hour at Commissary and spend $2.50 per taco and $2.50 per draft beer. The tacos include chicken, pulled pork, Mahi Mahi, and avocado. Only great deals and great vibes during happy hour here. Grab a spot at the bar and enjoy! Happy hour is from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. 1443 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Paint yourself a new picture for your apartment at Art Jamz. There are various locations all over D.C. and Virginia, so there’s no excuse not to grab a couple friends and enjoy some quality time together while you decorate your abode. Purchase a bottle of wine and you’re in for a terrific Tuesday evening. Let the “Creative Enablers” guide you on your quest for the perfect painting.


The Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel is hosting a debate watch party at their Grille & Lounge for the final debate tonight. The debate will be shown on all of their televisions and happy hour will be extended from 5 p.m. until the end of the debate. They’re offering $5 drafts, house wine, Prosecco and Malbec, as well as $3 beer cans and bottles. 2100 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Get SUPERFIERCE tonight as The National Museum of Women in the Arts is lighted up in pink to celebrate women in the arts as well as pay tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Artists from across the country will come together tonight for a traveling charitable event hosted by female artists paying it forward. There will be a silent auction featuring more than forty pieces of artwork from internationally acclaimed artists, exclusive limited edition prints, private chef dinners, and more. Sip on specialty cocktails, champagne, and wine at the open bar. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, SUPERFIERCEDC will be raising funds on behalf of EBeauty, a local non-profit organization that supports women undergoing treatment for cancer through the EBeauty Community. Purchase your tickets here. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. 1250 New York Ave N.W., Washington, D.C.

Spend the evening with Studio Theatre and enjoy its latest play, Motherstruck. The story follows a teenager in Jamaica who lived in fear of an unwanted pregnancy. Later on in her life, as a lesbian performance poet in Brooklyn in her ever-later thirties, she craves nothing more than a child…only to face twists of love, biology, and health insurance. The show is nothing short of a hilarious, intimate, and heart-shaking story. The show is at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets here. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Head to Barracks Row and visit our go-to Italian spot–Lavagna–and also contribute to a great cause! Every Wednesday, 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Serve Your City. They help underserved students with tutoring, nutrition, wellness counseling, after school activities, and athletics. The wine of the month is the Baccano Super Tuscan. It is usually $79, but is only $63 during October! Order a bottle for dinner tonight and enjoy freshly made pasta, cheese boards, and delectable desserts. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Some of the world’s most glorious cheeses and wines hail from the Iberian Peninsula. Go beyond your average Manchego at this class featuring Spanish wines and cheeses. Learn about the wide variety of cheeses and wines you don’t typically see here in the States–all while tasting, of course! You’ll explore the world of cheese pairing by tasting four cheeses paired with four wines from Spain, as well as paired accompaniments. Fromager Katherine Schramm-Strosser will delve into the story behind each cheese, as well as give advice about selecting, serving, pairing, and more. Tickets are $49. 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.



Head to Silver to taste their new menu, new specials, new happy hour deals, and live music every Friday night! We loved their happy hour before, but now everything is $5. Plus, there will be live music form various bands on the heated patio from 4-7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. Don’t forgot your milkshake! 7150 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD.

Network with fellow Francophiles, diplomats, professionals, and business people at the French Embassy tonight. There will be a French Buffet featuring excellent food prepared by Embassy Chef, Daniel Labonne. Enjoy an open bar featuring French wines and beers. Tickets are $40. 4101 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, D.C.


We can’t believe it’s already Boo at the Zoo! With treat stations, animal demonstrations, keeper chats, and decorated trails, this frightfully fun evening is a treat for the whole family. An entertainment stage will feature magicians, jugglers, and a DJ spinning Halloween favorites. Don’t miss a themed hay maze and scarecrow field. There are even adult treats like craft beer and food tastings. Buy tickets for $20 here. The event is Friday through Sunday. 3001 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Celebrate 200 years of heritage as you enjoy historic food and drink!  To celebrate its Bicentennial, Tudor Place invites you to sample a variety of heritage foods and distinctive beers, wines, and liquors representing notable eras in the estate’s and our nation’s past at Taste of Tudor. One ticket covers everything–site admission, complimentary tasting glass, and tastings of more than local and historic drinks, savories, and treats are all included with admission. The event is from 1-4 p.m. Tickets are $60. 1644 31st St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Glen’s Garden Market is so excited about Halloween that they just couldn’t wait! Start your celebration early at Glen’s with fall food specials like Pepper Jack O’Lantern Grilled Cheese, Sausages on Pretzel Buns, and Carpe Donuts. They’ll also have tastings from Charm City Meadworks, Old Busthead Brewing Company, and Distillery Lane Ciderworks. And for the younger crowd (and the young at heart) they’ll have chocolate pretzel dipping with Capital City Candy Jar, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and apple bobbing. The festivities are from 2-6 p.m. 1925 8th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Join City Tavern Club for an evening of celebration, music, cocktails, and a silent auction of the best that our city has to offer. The proceeds will benefit Young Professionals in Foreign Policy–a global non-profit fostering the next generation of leaders. This event begins at 8 p.m. and is black tie. Tickets are $79. 3206 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Explore U and 14th Street for brunch and try Masa 14, El Rey, Satellite Room, Kapnos, or Policy.

Blue Point Brewing Company announces its first ever Shucktoberfest at The Courtyard at Maurice Electric at Union Market. The $75, four-hour festival will feature bottomless beer, spiked beer cocktails, and unlimited oysters and seafood bites from Rappahannock Oyster Company. Plus, there will be live bluegrass music and a beer gaming area with corn hole, bocce ball, and giant Jenga. To top it off, Redskins fans can cozy up in the football viewing lounge. Purchase tickets here. 500 Penn Street N.E., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with EatWell DC, Silver, Lavagna, Bar Deco, and Studio Theatre. While this post was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, 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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