It’s going to feel like spring this week! That’s new!
Every Thursday at 9 a.m we mail you our Best Weekend Bets. Best Weekday Bets are similar to our Best Weekend Bets but there’s more options since it’s more socially acceptable to have more fun on the weekend.
ACTIVE: Bars are for meditation and yoga. Do some yoga at Wunder Garten.
CULTURE: The event of the night, if not the week, if not 2018, is Mix107.3’s Mystic Mix & Mingle – Psychic Fair & Happy Hour at Fillmore Silver Spring. You want a psychic? There are psychics. You want a happy hour? This is a happy hour. You want a sponsored event in Silver Spring from a hot adult contemporary format radio station? This is that event.
FILM: Filmfest DC continues all week so we’ll continue to give our picks for each night’s programming. Tonight’s is How They Got Over: Gospel Quartets and The Road to Rock and Roll at E Street Cinema.
FOOD + DRINK: It’s going to nice outside tonight. It’s going to rain Tuesday and Wednesday. This is your chance to drink outside. Consult our Outdoor Drinking Guide.
FREE: Trivia is for nerds. Play bingo! Bingo is for the common fun man. It’s free tonight at Kingfisher.
MUSIC: Roy Wood$ is at Union Stage. $22 GA tickets are still available. $125 VIP + Meet and Greet tickets are not available. Instagram is worth $125 to enough Roy Wood$ fans.
OUTSIDE: Roofs are for meditation and yoga. Do some yoga at 55 M Street.
STAGE: Learn about prohibition and be grateful you don’t live in a time of prohibition at Profs & Pints: Speaking of Speakeasies at Bier Baron.
STAY IN: Watch the Caps try to advance to round 2 of the Stanley Cups Finals. They take on the Blue Jackets in game 6 of their series. The Caps are up 3-2. I will bet anyone any amount of money the Washington National Hockey League club will not win a championship with Ovechkin.
ACTIVE: Museums are for meditation and yoga. Do some meditation at the Freer Gallery of Art.
CULTURE: Learn about Russian opera from Saul Lillenstein, a scholar of classical music and opera, during The Great Russian Operas: Glinka to Prokofiev session at the S. Dillon Ripley Center.
FILM: Tonight’s Filmfest DC pick is Lynn Shelton’s newest film, Outside In, starring Edie Falco at AMC Mazza Gallerie.
FOOD + DRINK: Drink and eat too much when it was nice outside Monday? Drink and eat healthier on a budget tonight. Consult our Healthy Happy Hours piece.
FREE: National Press Clubs are for meditation and yoga. Do some yoga at the National Press Club.
MUSIC: Smokepurpp is at Fillmore Silver Spring. 4/20.
OUTSIDE: We’re including Tulips‘ Bouquets and Bubbles Bottomless Champagne Flower Arranging Event in outside because while you’re arranging tulips and drinking champagne inside a restaurant, the tulips originally came from outside. Also, bottomless champagne and champagne also originally came from outside, right?
STAGE: The National Geographic Museum is an only-in-D.C. type of resource that presents programming you’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere else. Tonight ethnobotanist, photographer, and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis leads the talk Sacred Geography: Glimpses of the Divine and signs his new book.
STAY IN: If you haven’t already illegally downloaded it, watch the Call the Midwife: Series 6: “Christmas Special 2017”. It begins streaming on Netflix today. No other show scratches my childbirth-post-WW2-in-a-very-dirty-Britain-itch as well as Call the Midwife.
ACTIVE: Bakeries are for meditation and yoga. Do some yoga at A Baked Joint.
CULTURE: If you’re a crafty person with deep pockets you’ll be interested in the 2018 Smithsonian Craft Show Awards Ceremony and Preview Night Benefit.
FILM: Tonight’s Filmfest DC pick comes from the director of the 2014 Special Jury Award winner The Verdict, Jan Verheyen. Control features the return of the same characters. It’s not the 2007 film about Ian Curtis.
FOOD + DRINK: Goodbye Ardeo + Bardeo. Hello Sababa.
FREE: The most popular art exhibit in D.C., No Spectators at the Renwick, has a free noon gallery talk. If you can’t make a lunchtime tour, check out our photos. Hell, check them out even if you can make a lunchtime tour. You’ll enjoy them regardless of your midweek daytime availability.
MUSIC: Yonatan Gat’s record release show at Black Cat with Paperhaus supporting is the show of the night.
OUTSIDE: If you’re an outdoorsy person with deep pockets, you’ll be interested in the Spring at the National Arboretum All-Day Tour.
STAGE: Part concert, part play, we’re very interested in seeing JFK Jukebox: In Homage to JFK’s Legacy in Civil Rights at The Kennedy Center. From the show description: In celebration of President Kennedy, this evening of music informed by the Civil Rights Movement includes performances by the Mivos Quartet with spoken word artist Saul Williams, David T. Little and his band Newspeak, and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble.
If you haven’t seen Saul Williams, try to see Saul Williams. Whether he’s performing as a musician or poet, it’s always captivating.
STAY IN: Season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale begins tonight. Hooray. Feel good prestige TV at its finest.
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