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Did you watch the show about the big chair? So many people like that show! I heard my neighbors screaming about the chair show all Sunday night! What a show!

Every Thursday at 9 a.m we mail you our Best Weekend Bets. Best Weekday Bets are similar to our Best Weekend Bets but longer because we pretend Thursday is a weekday.

ACTIVE: Pay your taxes.

CULTURE: Swing by the Edible DC spring issue release at Destination Wedding.

FILM: Catch the cult classic doc El Desencanto at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain.

FOOD + DRINK: The Royal transforms into TGIFriday’s for one fever dream of a night.

FREE: See Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith finish her laureateship in conversation with poets from around the U.S. at the Library of Congress.

MUSIC: Kelli Frances Corrado plays with Absolutely Not and Saffron at Songbyrd.

OUTSIDE: Drink with the puppies and doggies at Wunder Garten’s Yappy Hour.

STAGE: Profs & Pints covers the Titanic with some in depth analysis from Vincent Brannigan, professor emeritus of the University of Maryland’s Clark School of Engineering.


CULTURE: Swing by the National Gallery of Art for a discussion of portraits and prose.

FILM: See Hail Satan? and catch a sweet Q&A with director Penny Lane at E Street Cinema. Listen to BYT Radio this Thursday for our chat with Lane.

FOOD + DRINK: This is a good excuse to eat frozen yogurt. Remember when everyone was obsessed with frozen yogurt?

FREE: In honor of Emancipation Day, join the National Museum of African Art for an Underground Railroad walking tour of D.C.

MUSIC: Black Lips, your favorite Bad Kids, are at Black Cat.

STAGE: Spiritualized is at The Lincoln Theatre. Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space is a near perfect album.

STAY IN: Miss Hail Satan? Watch Vox’sHow heavy metal and Satan gave us this sticker.”


ACTIVE: I spent most of Saturday in IKEA and now my back hurts so maybe I should stretch at Yoga in Luce.

CULTURE: The cherry blossoms have bloomed but there’s still time to check out Artechouse’s In Peak Bloom.

FILM: Another chance to watch a foreign film in an embassy. Tonight it’s The Ballad of Narayama in the Embassy of Japan.

FOOD + DRINK: The cherry blossoms have bloomed but there’s still one more week to check out the Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar.

MUSIC: The Anthem usually hosts the biggest and best country, hip-hop, pop and rock acts. Tonight they host the National Symphony Orchestra.

OUTSIDE: DC Fray does a lot of stuff. Now pole vaulting is part of that stuff.

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STAGE: Smut Slam, now an 18+ event, is at Ten Tigers Parlour. Advance tickets sold out but there may be tickets available at the door.

TRUE CRIME: Our first ever true crime related trivia event recommendation: True Crime Trivia fundraiser for the DC Abortion Fund at Red Bear Brewing.

Come back Thursday for our Best Weekend Bets, published every week at noon. Subscribe to our Best Weekend Bets and get them at 9 a.m.

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