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Eat your way through the week. (Just like every other week?)

Every Thursday at 9 a.m (sometimes sooner) 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: Learn more about the book Becoming Superman with author J. Michael Straczynski at Politics & Prose.

FILM: The Washington Psychotronic Film Society hosts a screening of Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humpee And Find True Happiness? at Smoke & Barrel. That’s a lot of words.

FOOD + DRINK: Check out the Restaurant Week menu at El Sapo Cuban Social Club.

FREE: Head to Petworth Citizen for a Toni Morrison tribute / reading night.

MUSIC: Evan Miller, Our Signatures Blew Up In Space and Echolalia are at Rhizome.

OUTSIDE: The Botanic Garden is hosting a talk / tour about on the history of plant – animal interactions.

STAY IN: Watch Lodge 49. It’s like Inherent Vice and The Big Lebowski had a baby.

CULTURE:  It’s the first night of Thamee‘s Love Will Trump dinner series.

FILM: The Embassy of Finland is hosting a free screening of the film Man and a Baby.

FOOD & DRINK: Check out the Restaurant Week menu at Officina.

FREE: Author Sarah Elaine Smith talks about her book Marilou Is Everywhere at East City Bookshop.

MUSIC: The Anthem hosts Bryan Ferry and FEMME SCHMIDT.

OUTSIDE: Bring your pup to Sfoglina‘s patio for an especially cute happy hour.

STAGE: Gully Boys, Gender Confetti and Bruce Takes Nap are at DC9.

STAY IN: If you like spooky things, check out the second season (it’s an anthology!) of AMC’s The Terror.

CULTURE: Sneak out of work and spend some time at the Phillips Collection.

FILM: Live that real city slicker life at Suns Cinema‘s screening of city shorts.

FOOD & DRINK: Check out the Restaurant Week menu at Punjab Grill.

MUSIC: Nightcreature, Thee Deluxe and The Hips are at Slash Run.

OUTSIDE: Join the DC Bike Party for their delightful monthly bike ride.

STAGE: Catch Kitty and vverevvolf at Rock & Roll Hotel

STAY IN: Go get a copy of Téa Obreht’s Inland and read it in one night. You can do it.

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.