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Did you see Endgame? Was it spoiled for you before you saw it? It was spoiled for me because I use the internet for my job. I am not complaining, just pointing out the obvious. Oh well. I still like the movies about jewelry.

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.

CULTURE: See The Washington Ballet perform at a venue you might not expect to see The Washington Ballet: City Winery.

FILM: We’ll be at The Washington Psychotronic Film Society’s screening of Zardoz at Smoke & Barrel. Zardoz!

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FOOD + DRINK: Drink some beers and don’t drink paint at Red Derby’s Sip ‘n Print.

FREE: Consider moving to a different country at the House of Sweden’s program, “More Women, More Peace: A conversation about Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy with Margot Wallström, Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Melanne Verveer, Former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues.”

MUSIC: How about Camp Cope at Black Cat?

OUTSIDE: Sucks that the Caps got eliminated from the playoffs. At least the Nats are at home against the Cards.

STAGE: Last chance to see Tommy at The Kennedy Center.

STAY IN: Catch up on Barry. Bill Hader is currently the best actor on television.

CULTURE: The Washington Performing Arts Immigration Book Discussion Series continues with a discussion of The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú at the Mt. Pleasant Library.

Immigration Book Discussions

FILM: Time for Queer Girl Movie Night at Black Cat.

FREE: Come hang out with us and BYT Founder Svetlana Legetic at Mindspace’s panel, “Leadership Greater Washington Salon: Maximize Your Talent Recruiting.”

MUSIC: We like Julia Jacklin at Rock & Roll Hotel.

OUTSIDE: Sucks that the Wizards didn’t make the playoffs. At least the Nats are at home against the Cards.

STAGE: Iron & Wine will perform Our Endless Numbered Days with the NSO at The Kennedy Center.

STAY IN: Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward is released on Netflix tonight. Jeselnik’s Comedy Central show is underrated and his official NFL podcast is the best comedy podcast you’ve never heard and the NFL will never greenlight again.


CULTURE: The next Profs & Pints about, “Bizarre Psychological Disorders,” sounds interesting.

FILM: Skip work and see Street of Shame at 2 p.m. at the Freer.

FREE: The Embassy of the Czech Republic in collaboration with the National Museum of the Czech Republic hosts the reception for Beneš and Beyond, an exhibit honoring the late Czechoslovak President Edvard Beneš and First Lady Hana Benešová.

MUSIC: The greatest girl group singer of all time, Ronnie Spector, is at Wolf Trap with The Ronnettes. “Be My Baby” is the best girl group song of all time. I welcome any challenges.

OUTSIDE: Try out the new rooftop bar, 12 Stories, on The Wharf.

STAGE: Pride & Joy, the musical about Anna Gordy Gaye and Marvin Gaye, begins its run at The National Theatre.

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