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This Week in DC: October 3-9

October is in full swing, Bitches! Enjoy the beginning of fall with day spas, five-course dinners, charity events, and theatre. 


Spend the day at The Woodhouse day spa that recently opened in North Bethesda! People are flocking to the D.C. area’s only day spa for massages, facials, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. They believe that health, wellness, and beauty are intricately linked. From beginning to end, the dedicated spa teams ensure your journey enhances your well-being and enlivens your spirit. Drop by Silver afterwards for fresh, local fare and treat yourself to one of its famous milkshakes. 2 Paseo Dr., North Bethesda, MD. | 7150 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD.


The Italian wine harvest dinner at Masseria is here! The menu will feature ingredients and wine pairings central to the Italian gastronomy. Chef Stefanelli’s creations will reflect the start of Italy’s white truffle and game season with autumnal ingredients in abundance. Expect five courses each paired with its own wine. Only 30 seats are available for this exclusive al fresco dinner set beneath Masseria’s enchanting pergola. The dinner is $375 per person, all-inclusive, and will begin at 7 p.m. Raise a glass to a good harvest! 1340 4th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.


Join Yelp as they celebrate the spirit of the District with sick sights, mad beats, and tasty treats courtesy of amazing local sponsors. Enjoy their biggest party of the year! Expect Buredo, Timber Pizza Company, B-Holes Bakery, UrbanStems, Shouk, Takorean, and Wild Roots Apothecary–just to name a few. The party is from 8-10 p.m. RSVP here. 1135 Okie St. N.E., Washington, D.C.


The N Street Village Impact Committee unites more than 350 of DC’s young change makers for an evening of live music, networking, and fun! Join them as they raise funds to support their comprehensive services for low income and homeless women in D.C. This year’s Night Sessions is thrilled to feature local talents Fellowcraft, one of D.C.’s homegrown rock bands that brings raw and passionate rock music to the stage. Tickets are $37 and include two drink vouchers. All of the proceeds go to charity. 2001 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

It’s time for the Harry Potter and the Tri-Wizard Quiz! Join Fado Irish Pub tonight at 8 p.m. for a special Harry Potter pub quiz! Do you have what it takes in Witchcraft and Wizardry to win? Only one way to find out! There will be great drink specials for pub quiz players, and maybe some house made butter beer? Wands required. 808 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


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!

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James Beard Award-winning bistro Central Michel Richard will host forthcoming Washington restaurant The Shaw Bijou for a preview pop-up bar at Central in downtown D.C. tonight and tomorrow from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The return to Central will feature seven cocktails highlighting the late Chef Michel Richard’s love of pears, including the Pear Twenty and Pear Pan-Americano, as well as cocktails from The Shaw Bijou’s upcoming menu such as the Tritter Rickey. 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to Union Market for the last old fashion drive-in movie series! Tonight’s show is “Ghostbusters” and begins at 8 p.m. Movie lovers and retro fanatics alike can munch on theater-worthy delectables such as fried chicken biscuits from the Mason Dixie food truck and popcorn from Stella’s Popkern. The DC Rollergirls will be on hand delivering snacks and drinks on wheels. 1305 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.


Spend the night on 14th Street and visit Studio Theatre. Tonight’s 8 o’clock show is Cloud 9. Bending time, gender, and genre, this nimble modern classic embraces the confusion and complication of identity: What forces define who we are—and at what cost? Grab happy hour at Commissary beforehand! 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Taste of DC will take over Pennsylvania Avenue on Columbus Day weekend for fantastic food and drink previews. Attendees will be able to sample from more than sixty of the region’s most popular restaurants, taste over fifty brews in the Bier Garten, try more than fifty wines on the Taste of DC Wine Walk and enjoy nonstop entertainment on three different stages. Among the restaurants:  Todd Gray’s Equinox, Mastro’s, Ben’s Chili Bowl, Carmine’s, District Doughnut, Sloppy Mama’s, Tortilla Coast, Texas Jack’s Barbecue, Capital Grill, and Barrel & Crow. Tickets start at $20. Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Hit the patio before it’s too late! Check out the best patios for brunch in D.C. Think Vinoteca, Silver, Art & Soul, Bar Deco, Central, Pinstripes, or Barcelona.


BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Silver, Central, Studio Theatre, and EatWell. While this post was written independently by us, 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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