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This Week in D.C.: Oct. 2-8

It’s October–which means PSLs, flannels, and leggings season is upon us. It’s time to be social–no time to hibernate yet.


Snag a sleeve of Olivia Macaron treats and a portion of sales this month will go to breast cancer research. The pink gift box of nine macarons is filled with delicious flavors like raspberry, rose, and champagne macarons. There will also be two new flavors this month–cinnamon toast and PB &J. Olivia Macaron’s three locations in Georgetown, Tyson’s Corner Mall, and Montgomery Mall are convenient for any busy shopper in the D.C. area. 3222 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA | 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD.

Chefs Take a Stand to End Domestic Violence is not your average gala–the food is delicious, the attire is comfortable, the speeches are few. Go for the food, stay for the cause, and leave knowing you did your part to help end domestic violence this October.

Featuring a selection of D.C.’s best chefs and mixologists, this event will mark the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.


Join Flywheel Sports’ upcoming Pedal Against Hunger event in partnership with Hungry Harvest. Today, FLY fans will have the chance to ride or pulse alongside celebrity chefs Marjorie Meeks-Bradley, Katherine Miller and more to help provide healthy produce for food insecure neighborhoods in D.C. For every mile ridden and every barre class taken at the Flywheel Dupont and CityCenterDC studios throughout the day, Hungry Harvest will donate one pound of produce to Produce in a Snap, benefitting Wards 7 and 8 this fall. First-time Flywheel members can register for free using promo code FLYHHDC15 and all members can register here. 1927 Florida Ave. N.W. | 824 9th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Take in a show at Studio Theatre. Skeleton Crew is debuting this week. The story follows Faye, who has spent her career at one of the last auto-stamping plants in Detroit. Shanita is pregnant, Dez has a whole future to plan, and their manager Reggie owes a nearly unpayable debt to his work family. As rumors spread of a plant shutdown, these tight-knit workers face what they’re willing to sacrifice to survive. A timely and searing portrait of livelihoods under siege from Detroit native Morisseau. Purchase tickets for the 8 p.m. show here. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Winter has come and gone for Drink Company, and they’re ready to celebrate fall and fright in PUB DREAD all October long. The season is ripe for horror, which will dominate the spaces formerly known as Mockingbird Hill, Southern Efficiency, and Eat the Rich. Horror films rule the drink menu, with inspiration taken from childhood favorites and true chillers that still spook adults. 1839 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Every Wednesday in September, Lavagna Restaurant is donating 10% of their proceeds to Anacostia Riverkeeper. Support this amazing charity by eating at Lavagna! This deal includes happy hour 4:30-7 p.m. Lavagna is a delicious farm-to-table Italian restaurant with a friendly neighborhood wine bar vibe–we absolutely love it here for everything from brunch, to dinner, to drinks. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Head to happy hour at City Perch for great deals on craft cocktails, wine, and beer. We have our eyes on the sangria and Applejack margarita. Go for the booze and stay for a movie at iPic Theatres. Read our brunch review here. 11830 Grand Park Ave. B, North Bethesda, MD.

Lavagna has switched up their happy hour. It is now offered from 4:30-7 p.m. at the upstairs bar. All wines by the glass are 25% off, all beers $2 off, and there will be two rotating cocktails will be offered for $7. Each day the bartender will be coming up with a creative new daily cocktail as well. They’ve expanded the discounted appetizers offered significantly–now you can get salumi boards, calamari, bruschetta, maple bacon, provolone salad and ravioli fritto offered for a discount in the bar. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Head to DC Harvest for a locally grown brunch! Our favorite brunch spot added mimosas to its Friday itinerary. Every Friday, join the H Street hot spot for brunch, drinks, and dessert from 11 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. Give them a call for a reservation: (202) 629-3296. 517 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

The All Things Go Fall Classic fourth annual music festival taking place over the course of three days at D.C.’s Union Market. The festival will feature some of the top acts in hip-hop, electronic and alternative music with headliners Foster The People, Young Thug and Galantis along with performances by more than a dozen others including Bleachers, Vince Staples, Cashmere Cat, The Knocks, Betty Who, Innanet James and many more. Local culinary favorites Buredo, &pizza, Maketto, sweetgreen, Ivy & Coney, Milk Cult and DGS will also be available for foodie fans at the festival. 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.


On Saturday afternoons in October, Radiator is inviting neighbors and friends to celebrate fall with German beers, foods, and polka music on the patio. Oktoberfest aficionados and autumn weather lovers alike can enjoy steins of Spaten al fresco from 1-4 p.m. This cozy 14th Street patio will add a Bavarian-style satellite bar to its couches, fire pit, and arsenal of life-sized games. The patio bar welcomes everyone from spirited Oktoberfest celebrators to those looking to catch up with friends on a Saturday afternoon al fresco. 1430 Rhode Island Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Get sweaty with MADabolic Arlington in Clarendon. Take advantage of their amazing $10 for ten consecutive days of class deal for new members only. You can’t beat it. This high-intensity workout in the heart of Clarendon is perfect for beginners and seasoned athletes alike. Time to get sweaty. 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Studio Theatre, MADabolic, City Perch, Lavagna, and DC Harvest. 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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