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This Week in DC: September 11-17

You’re in for a treat this week–sports, books, and lots of food. Sounds like the perfect week if you ask us.

Tickets: Purchase your tickets for the ultimate girl boss event in Georgetown on Thursday, September 14th. Join Emilia Ferrara, local D.C. fashionista and journalist, for an Italian fete celebrating her new book, Mag World. We’ll be there, see you soon!

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We’re bringing Italy to Georgetown this fall! Join us for another fun, fab Bitches Who Brunch event at Via Umbria on Wednesday, September 27. It will be full of activities: a build-your-own bruschetta bar, make-your-own Spritz cocktails and more Italian food and festivities. Get tickets here. 6-9 p.m., Via Umbria, 1525 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


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.


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.

A big part of Italian culture can be found in the kitchen. At Via Umbria they strive to bring a taste of this culture to you through a series of specially curated cooking classes. This month join their chef in the laboratorio demonstration kitchen for a “Made by Hand” pasta making class. Using your hands their chef will teach you how to make your pasta without the machines. From start to finish you’ll have the expertise you knead to create the perfect pasta every time. 1525 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Wednesday 13

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.

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.

September is National Bourbon Heritage Month and Jack Rose is celebrating with dram and flight specials all month long, plus six days of special bourbon events. Enjoy release parties, complimentary tastings, cocktail takeovers, beer and cigar pairings, and of course, their popular Pappy Hour! Tonight enjoy the “FIREstone WALKer with me” theme. Find all the details here.


Join Emilia Ferrara at L2 Lounge in Georgetown for the celebration of the release of her new book, Mag World. Enjoy an evening of delicious food, installations by amazing local artists, and learn more about the mission behind Mag World. Written with both vision and forgiveness, Mag World is a melodic call for reform, a handshake to editors and an inspiration to today’s girls who stand to inherit the future. Purchase tickets HERE. 3315 Cady’s Alley N.W., 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.

Take in America’s past time and head to a Nats game before the season is over for good. Check out our roundup of the best food at Nationals Stadium–spoiler: it’s messy. The Nats are playing the Dodgers, so you’re sure to be in for a good game. 1500 South Capitol St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


It’s almost October–time to drink beer. The ultimate beer fans are turning Chinatown into a big Oktoberfest celebration. There will be different participating businesses that will be giving a free Oktoberfest beer (and food specials). There will be Oktoberfest type entertainment through the neighborhood and guests are encouraged to dress up. Purchase tickets here with the code “cheers” for a special discount. 707 G St. 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.

Football season is here! Spend the day watching the big game and enjoying unlimited wings. Secure your seats for the next four weeks so you can lock in your bottomless wings. The party starts at 1 p.m. Get all the details here. 2519 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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