It’s National Ice Cream Day! But, we Bitches prefer gelato, because it tastes better, is better for you, and allows us to practice our Italiano. Dolci gelati e molto bene! Head to Dolci Gelati’s newest brick-and-mortar in Takoma Park.Or, pick up some dolci gelati at Whole Foods, Safeway, or the next time you’re at a Nats game or Kastles match—the local, high-end gelato is served at both stadiums. Dolci Gelati, 5766 2nd St. N.E., (Takoma Park), Washington, D.C.
Tonight, I’ll be seeing Woolly’s newest play America All Better, by the super funny Second City Comedy Troupe from Chicago. Following sell-out runs of Barack Stars, Barack Stars: The Wrath of Rahm, A Girl’s Guide to Washington Politics, and Spoiler Alert: Everybody Dies, Second City is back at Woolly with their latest hilarious satire, that’s all about politics, high school, the economy, time travel, race, online dating, and everything else. The show runs through July Tickets, $30. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
We Bitches go to a heck of a lot of parties, particularly tasting parties at the National Building Museum. The stand out among them all is the Washingtonian’s Best of Party. Last year, more than 1,500 guests, celebrities, and restauranteurs filled the National Building Museum to sample, sip, and socialize. You can read my review here. This year, more than 60 of Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurants, such as Michel Richard’s Central, Jose Andres’ Jaleo, Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak, and Scott Drewno’s The Source, will serve tastes of their famous dishes. All funds from the silent auction and a portion of the ticket proceeds will once again go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. sponsors including AT&T, BMW, American Beverage Association, Qatar Airways, Wells Fargo, HOT 99.5, Patrón, Stella Artois Cidre, and Morais Vineyards & Winery. Tickets, $125. There’s a 10% Bitches discount code when you enter “BLOGGER10” 6-10 p.m., National Building Museum, 440 G St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Or, stop back to Dolci Gelati, because it’s National Peach Icecream Day, and they are serving up local peach gelato all day and all week. (We Americans sure love a good holiday, don’t we?)
Tonight I’ll be at my second show of the week, the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Studio Theatre. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Stop by Georgetown’s best signature boutique Britt Ryan Friday and Saturday for a sample sale, with steep discounts on the designer’s spring and summer frocks, silk blouses, and printed shorts. The designers pieces normally run $200-300 an item but will be 75% off with samples under $50. Stop by anytime Friday or Saturday to snag some sassy steals. Britt Ryan, 1625 Wisconsin Ave. N.W. (Georgetown), Washington, D.C.
Did you have a blast at our Neon Brunch at Policy? Well, if you came, you sure did, because Raise DC and the Bitches throw ze best parties. (And humility is not our strong suit). The gentlemen behind Raise DC, which throws killer parties for charity, are celebrating their one year anniversary at Malmaison. There will be a killer DJ, a fun photobooth from Sarah & Samantha (just like the neon brunch), video installations, drink specials, and special Uber discount codes. Learn more and get tickets, here. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. All proceeds go to charity. 10 p.m., Malmaison, 3401 K St. N.W., (Georgetown), Washington, D.C.
We all know I’m a crazy dog person, whereas Becca is a crazy cat person. But, we can agree on supporting the humane society. On Saturday, you can celebrate the dog days of summer with a special TOAST Brunch for the Washington Humane Society! The pup-friendly brunch benefits the humane society. You can learn more about the event on Facebook and Twitter. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Levante’s, 1320 19th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
After brunch, enjoy another favorite of the Bitches: Belgian beer and moules frites. (Becca is currently in Belgium enjoying both!) It’s Belgian Restaurant Week all week long, with it culminating in a “Mussel Throw Down” (love the pun). Participating restaurants incluing some of the Bitches’ faves: BToo, Belga Café, Brasserie Beck, Et Voila, Granville Moore’s Mussel Bar & Grille and more. Learn more by visiting the website, following the event on Twitter @BelgianWeekDC, or liking them on Facebook. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets, $5 include one beer or water and one pot of mussels. Never fear, you can buy more beer and mussels for $5 each. Eastern Market Hall, 225 7th Street SE, Washington, D.C.