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Every Thursday at 9 a.m we mail you our Best Weekend Bets. Best Weekday Bets are similar to our Best Weekend Bets but they’re longer. They don’t have as many yoga picks. Yoga seems to be an early week activity.

ACTIVE: Our quest to recommend yoga in every possible venue other than a yoga studio continues with Soundscape Yoga on the Millennium Stage. Free.

CULTURE: Hey, it’s still miserable outside! It’s too hot and too rainy and it’s going to keep being miserable! Learn about the downfall, and hopefully better future, of the planet at “Making Sense of Climate Change” at the S. Dillon Ripley Center.

FILM: Mondo presents They Live at the Alamo Drafthouse. Mondo is also selling an exclusive They Live t-shirt.

FOOD + DRINK: Restaurant Week kicks off tonight and runs through August 19 (and longer for some restaurants). 250 restaurants are participating. These are our 18 picks.

FREE: The Comedy Shuffle, an open mic with a comic interrupting sets at their whim, is at Bier Baron.

MUSIC: The Pinch hosts a free show with El Escapado, Rise Defy, and Wingers.

OUTSIDE: Running in the rain isn’t so bad. Try it tonight with the DC Run Crew.

STAGE: Sean Spicer, yes, that Sean Spicer, speaks at the Press Club about his new book. I do not care about his new book. I do want to ask him if he’s still getting $15,000 a month from the Trump White House, as alleged by Omarosa Manigault Newman on yesterday’s Meet the Press.

STAY IN: It’s National Prosecco Day. Buy a bottle and drink at home.

ACTIVE: Yesterday we recommended a free yoga glass. Today we’re recommending a free outdoor yoga class.

CULTURE: Happy birthday, Madonna! Celebrate her 60th birthday early (it’s actually Thursday) at JR’s Bar.

FILM: Have you seen BlacKkKlansman?

FOOD + DRINK: We really like Colada Shop and we really like rum and since Tuesday is National Rum Day, we’re recommending Colada Shop’s Rum Cocktail Class with Juan Coronado.

FREE: According to the press release, “America’s favorite spectator sport in the 1920s and ‘30s was airplane racing.” Did you know that? I did not know that. Find out more about the sport at Politics and Prose when author Keith O’Brien talks about his new book, Fly Girls.

MUSIC: Enjoy Italian surf guitarist Surfer Joe at Slash Run.

OUTSIDE: Would you also like to be in the woods instead of an office? You may want to attend Mappy Hour DC: Honing Your Wilderness Skills at Wunder Garten at NoMa.

STAGE: Story District is D.C.’s premiere story telling organization. Tonight’s Black Cat show has a very good premise: “One and Done – Stories about Something You Did Once That You Can’t or Won’t Ever Do Again.”

STAY IN: Insecure is back. Go you have a HBO Go password?

 

ACTIVE: Monday we recommended a free yoga glass. Yesterday we recommended a free outdoor yoga class. Today we’re recommending an outdoor yoga class on a roof.

CULTURE: The current MET exhibit of Catholic fashion has garnered some controversy. Learn more about it at “Heavenly Bodies at the Met: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” at the S. Dillon Ripley Center.

FILM: Sometimes singing along to movies is better than watching movies. Geek Nite Out hosts Disney SingAlong Night: In Summer at Local 16.

FOOD + DRINK: Looking for a job? The Anthem is hiring. They’re hosting a hiring open house. Good luck.

FREE: Enjoy Life of Pi in Chinatown Park. The later in the summer, the less frequent there’s outdoor movie nights.

MUSIC: Looking forward to Seu Jorge at 9:30 Club.

OUTSIDE: First day of the Arlington County Fair! Fair season, baby!

STAGE: Songbyrd hosts On Record: Documenting and Sharing Regional Music in DC & Beyond.

STAY IN: Ballers is back. Go you have a HBO Go password?

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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