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Summer isn’t over yet. Catch some outdoor movies, enjoy a second round of Restaurant Week and more.

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: The Moth and WAMU are hosting a Camp themed story slam at City Winery.

FILM: The Washington Psychotronic Film Society is taking over Smoke & Barrel‘s basement to screen Colossus: The Forbin Project and Man Vs. Machine.

FOOD + DRINK: D.C. Restaurant Week is over, but Alexandria’s Restaurant Week has just begun.

FREE: Author Rick Moody is at Politics & Prose to talk about his book The Long Accomplishment. He wrote Garden State!

MUSIC: Swing by Comet Ping Pong for pizza and tunes by The Mob, Guilt Parade and Asesinato.

STAGE: Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus comes to The Pinch. It’s going to be messy.

STAY IN: Have you watched Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus on Netflix? They’re really gunning for that nostalgia cash.


CULTURE:  Jia Tolentino is at Politics & Prose to talk about her book / the hot book of the summer Trick Mirror.

FILM: Dive into the classic Hiroshima Mon Amour at Suns Cinema.

FREE: Go see Harry and the Potters at the Woodridge Library. I can’t believe this band still exists and is releasing music.

MUSIC: No Question, Secular Media and Neck Breather are at Slash Run.

OUTSIDE: Take a little tour of Bartholdi Park.

STAGE: Rhizome is hosting an hour long “theatrical experience” called Cats, Criminals & Comedians! If you like any of those things, you might like this.

STAY IN: Tune in for the season two finale of Pose. (Or leave your house and watch it with people at Nellie’s.)


CULTURE: Dance, drink and take a curators tour at the Lawn Late Night at the National Building Museum.

FILM: Outdoor movie season isn’t over (yet)! Go watch Best In Show in NoMa.

FOOD & DRINK: Hop in a car (any car) and drive out to Ocelot Brewing Co. for their release of two old IPA’s, Jacks & Jokers and Planets.

FREE: Head to POV at the W Hotel for a “What She Said” talk featuring women White House correspondents.

MUSIC: Death Valley Girls and Craig Brown Band are at the old, reliable DC9.

STAGE: Smut Slam is at Ten Tigers if you want to hear strangers talk about their sexxxy stories.

STAY IN: Mindhunter is back! Stay in and get your true crime fill.


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.