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How was your 4/20? How was your Easter? Did you have a nice 4/20 Easter brunch?

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: It’s Earth Day. Go pick up some trash. Any trash will do.

CULTURE: Do some collaborative screen printing at the Lemon Collective.

FILM: The National Museum of American History is showing Mo’ Better Blues on 35mm. Just think of all those millimeters. 35 of them!

FOOD + DRINK: We’ll be at Ivy City Smokehouse for their Charity Off the Hook event. 12 tasting stations, auctions and casino games benefitting multiple D.C. based charities. 

FREE: Head to Loyalty Books for a pop culture trivia night (and then read our story on Loyalty Books).

Hannah Oliver Depp of Loyalty Books

MUSIC: Big Boi, Goodie Mob, Organized Noize and KP The Great are at the Howard Theatre. Do you think Big Boi will cover Kate Bush?

OUTSIDE: It’s Earth Day! Take a walk. Any walk will do.

STAGE: Swing by a reading of The Honey Trap at Solas Nua.

STAY IN: Argue about Game of Thrones. Read about Game of Thrones. Listen to recap podcasts about Game of Thrones.

CULTURE: Learn how to garden in the city. Go off the grid. Feed yourself.

FILM: Shaolin Jazz’s Can I Kick It? film series is back with Shaolin Mantis.

FOOD + DRINK: Slash Run hosts a benefit for Casa Ruby at their weekly Tacos & Trivia night.

FREE: Do some nude drawing at Colony Club.

MUSIC: Hang out with Allie X at U Street Music Hall. We had a good time dancing with her at Pride last year.


STAGE: Or go see Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers at the Rock & Roll Hotel.

STAY IN: Pick up a copy of The Valedictorian of Being Dead by Heather B. Armstrong.


ACTIVE: Dance all morning with Daybreaker at the Watergate. The mother of all gates.

CULTURE: Drink and bond over quick lit at the Short Story Social Club.

FILM: Suns Cinema is showing Led Zeppelin Played Here. A Q&A with director Jeff Krulik will follow.

FOOD + DRINK: Eat Drink Shaw is at the Howard Theatre! In Shaw! With food! You can eat!

MUSIC: It’s time to put “Skrt” on replay. Kodak Black is at Anthem.

OUTSIDE: Don’t walk your dog on a college campus and complain about the college. Don’t do that. Why would you do that? There are so many places to walk a dog. Like not on a college campus.

STAGE: STOMP is bringing loud noises to the National Theatre.

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.

Listen to our radio show! BYT Radio hosted by Brandon Wetherbee (one of the people writing this) streams Thursdays at noon. Listen live. Subscribe in iTunes. Say nice things about it in iTunes.