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This Week in DC: October 10-16

Pull out your agendas and clear your schedules! There are so many fun events this week in D.C. that you’ll think it’s still summer. We love nothing more than brunching on our days off, enjoying cocktails named after swing states, painting pumpkins for charity, and performing yoga poses with kittens.

Mark Your Calendar

Fall means football and Bitches mean brunch. We’re combining both with our Sunday Funday football brunch on November 6. Join us at Bar Deco for brunch and the Ravens game–with complimentary mimosas and a photobooth from Just Smile, which are both essential to any Bitch fête. To RSVP, book a reservation on OpenTable and put “Bitches Who Brunch” in the comments. November 6, 12-4 p.m., Bar Deco.


Spend your day brunching in honor of America. What could be more American than brunch? Nothing.

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.

DC Harvest is seating for brunch from 11-3:30 p.m. We love the fact that the bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys, $20 and $25 respectively, include bottomless hot and iced coffee. Don’t forget to order a local cheese plate and fresh fruit bowl! 517 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

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Founding Farmers and Farmers Fishers Bakers offer brunch on every Monday holiday which is comfortingly dependable but oh-so busy. Make sure you have a reservation or be prepared for a long wait. We recommend ordering the delicious, funky pancakes at Founding Farmers! 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 3000 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Enjoy waffles and doughnut waffles with everyone’s favorite Belgians at B Too on 14th Street. Start with the lobster waffle and then continue on with the waffle of shame, a waffle covered in bacon, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce.

Have yourself a fancy pants brunch and dine at Kapnos on U Street. Enjoy the Greek fare and gorgeous space as you relax on your long weekend. We loved the $18 bottomless cocktails and unique parfait. 2201 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.



Enjoy cocktails at Art and Soul on Capitol Hill tonight! The restaurant launched its Swing State Cocktails menu. This ode to battleground states is their way of making the spirited political season tolerable. Enjoy nine variations of swing state cocktails all in good fun. 415 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.



Join W Washington D.C. and visionary contemporary American artist, John Stango, for a part of presidential proportions. Watch as he creates a work of art live while you mix and mingle with some of D.C.’s best drag queens dressed as political characters. The party of from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Living Room. RSVP here. 515 15th 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.


Malmaison is pleased to announce that it’s hosting the Eurochannel’s Short Film Tour for the second year in a row. This year’s program is based about the European family. Tonight’s theme is based around “family affairs” and will include six films from Croatia, Switzerland, Georgia, Netherlands, Romania, and Estonia. Find the full schedule here. Tickets are $15. 3401 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn how to dance one of the most elegant and romantic dances of all time–the Viennese Waltz! The lessons will be taught at the Austrian Embassy, one of the most magnificent embassies in Washington D.C. The event is from 7-9 p.m. Purchase tickets here. 3524 International Court N.W., Washington, D.C.

Paint pumpkins and drink fresh cocktails with Silver! First, paint pumpkins at The Children’s Inn and then head over to Bethesda Row for a special charity happy hour. With your $10 donation to the Inn, you’ll receive two seasonal cocktails. Enjoy the many $5 small plates and take advantage of their cozy heated patio. 7 West Drive, Bethesda, MD. | 7150 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD.

Every Thursday in October, from 5 p.m. to close, Ann Taylor will donate 10 percent of all in-store sales to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Time to get shopping, ladies!


Order yourself some well-deserved cupcakes for making it through another week or send some mini treats to your loved ones! Throughout October, Saint Germain Catering will donate 100% of their cupcake proceeds to UPennVet. Order those cupcakes here!

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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.


Join Yoga Heights at the Washington Humane Society for a yoga class like none other! Shelter kittens that are all available for adoption will have the run of the room while participants enjoy a gentle yoga class. So come out and enjoy some exercise from 3 until 4:15 p.m. and maybe meet your future best feline friend! All proceeds from your $25 ticket will support WHS. 1201 New York Ave. N.E., Washington, D.C.

Then, head to Union Market to do some all-American shopping! On Saturday and Sunday, Union Market’s Dock 5 will host American Field, the largest pop-up market selling only American-made brands. The pop up will feature  hard-to-find brands like Lewis and Pine and favorites like Polartec with on-site demonstrations and exclusive first looks from 10 am. to 6 p.m. each day. 1309 5th Street N.E., Washington, D.C.

We’re excited that that Dirty Habit has opened its doors this past week! Penn Quarter’s newest restaurant and bar provides an atmosphere that focuses on social interaction with bar-centric food equally suited for happy hours, sit-down dinners, and late-night bites. Grab dinner and drinks tonight! 555 8th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.



Head to Georgetown for brunch today and enjoy the shops, waterfront, and ever delicious macarons by Olivia Macaron–the perfect after brunch treat! We love Café Milano, Fiola Mare, The Grill Room, Chez Billy Sud, and Marcel’s.

As the last days of summer pass by, welcome the rich colors of autumn as the season begins to change. Please join Taffy Floral from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for this simple floral arranging class using grasses and seasonal flowers in bright autumnal hues taught by floral professionals. The $65 workshop fee includes instruction and floral supplies. 1331 4th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with EatWell DC, Silver, DC Harvest, Olivia Macaron, 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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