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Maybe it will be 70 and sunny! Maybe it will be 55 and rainy! No one knows!

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: Walk around the cherry blossoms in the rain. So D.C. So emo.

CULTURE: Swing by Songbyrd for Health’s Angels, a night of stories about women’s health. All proceeds will go to HIPS.

FILM: West End Cinema is screening The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. It was Tim Burton before Tim Burton was Tim Burton.

FOOD + DRINK: Taste of the Nation is sold out, so enjoy $1 empanadas at Cuba Libre instead.

FREE: Drink comics and read cocktails with you friends at Fantom Comics.

MUSIC: Charlotte Gainsbourg turns the 9:30 Club into a Lars Von Trier film.

STAGE: Catch performance artist Annika B. Lewis’s piece “Oppressive Mechanics” at the DC Arts Center.

STAY IN GO OUTSIDE: It’s going to be a beautiful, if not a little cloudy, day. Take a bike ride.


CULTURE: Rhizome is hosting the book lunch for Amanda Kolson Hurley’s Radical Suburbs.

FILM: La Maison Française is screening Under the Sun of Satan and it sounds very heavy metal.

FOOD + DRINK: Drink wine and eat food at Centrolina. Hanging out with chef Amy Brandwein is always a good idea.

FREE: It’s Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s. Enjoy that cone. You deserve it.

MUSIC: AllegrA, FINE. and Emperor Plum are at Songbyrd.

OUTSIDE: Head to the L Street underpass for a sweet light show.

STAGE: Get swept away by Le Corsaire by the Mariinsky Ballet at the Kennedy Center.

STAY IN GO OUTSIDE: It’s going to be a beautiful, if not a little cloudy, day. Take a hike.


ACTIVE: Join the DC Bike Party for their annual Cherry Blossom Chase.

CULTURE: Stop by Hill Prince for their party with Transformer! Enjoy a free drink and buy some art.

FILM: Learn about the Japanese denim industry at the Embassy of Japan‘s Weaving Shibusa screening.

FREE: And drink all the Japanese whisky your heart desires at Petworth Citizen!

MUSIC: Catch Jai Wolf at 9:30 Club. His tour poster is very cool.

STAGE: The evocatively named Dreamers’ Circus is at Sixth & I. If you like Scandinavian folk music, you’ll love this.

STAY IN GO OUTSIDE: It’s going to be a beautiful, if not a little cloudy, day. Drink outside.


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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