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Welcome to DC Beer Week. Drink better beer.

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.

ACTIVE: If you’re looking for a yoga event in Arlington, we’ve got you covered. Eat.Drink.Yoga. presents Yoga in the ‘Haus feat. DJ Thunder Bunny.

CULTURE: Learn about Tiki culture at Tiki 101 with Brother Cleve at The Passenger.

FILM: The Washington Psychotronic Film Society presents the 1966 Austrian/French film Death Is Nimble, Death Is Quick at Smoke & Barrel. 

FOOD + DRINK: We’re in the midst of DC Beer Week. We have an extensive guide. Read it here. One of tonight’s picks is DC Brau’s Genuine 7th Annual Crabfest Monumental Extravaganza at Quarterdeck. Say hi. Some of us will be there.


FREE: Some of us will also be at Heineken AfterWork: Treasure Island Edition at La Vie.

MUSIC: BRASSIE plays a free show at Songbyrd.

OUTSIDE: Take in some guitar solos at Jeff Beck at Wolf Trap.

STAGE: We like FuzzQueen. They’re supporting Detroit’s Messenger Birds at Galaxy Hut.

STAY IN: Today is National Radio Day. Take back the airwaves and watch Pump Up The Volume. Pirate radio is still a thing.

ACTIVE: Thinking about running a marathon? See if you have what it takes at Loft Project’s “training beyond the marathon” at lululemon.

CULTURE: DC Beer Week is about more than beer. It’s also about beer art. Head to The Heurich House for The Art of Beer panel. BYT’s beer expert Phil Runco moderates the discussion.


FILM: At Suns Cinema it’s like MST3K but instead of a bad movie it’s on a nature movie.

FOOD + DRINK: If you’d rather drink beer than admire beer art, we like Battle of the Barrel-Aged V at Boundary Stone.

FREE: Want to make the Forbes 30 Under 30 list? Step 1. Be under 30. Step 2. Go to We Work White House for “How to Make the Forbes 30 Under 30 List.” 3. That’s it.

MUSIC: Alejandro Escovedo and Joe Ely share a bill at City Winery.

OUTSIDE: Our first outdoor (kind of) Beer Week pick is UNION Craft’s sixth anniversary tour stops at Roofers Union. Drink on the roof. They have good views.

STAGE: Shakespeare Theatre’s summer tradition, the Free-For-All Show, Romeo and Juliet, begins tonight.

STAY IN: Today is Senior Citizens Day. Watch The Notebook.


ACTIVE: If you prefer The Stooges to anything you’ll hear in a spin class, you might enjoy Mosh Fit at Slash Run.

CULTURE: Stronger Sex plays the roof of the Woodridge Neighborhood Library. That’s a worthy cultural event.

FILM: E Street Cinema has a one night only screening of Deconstructing The Beatles: 1963 “Yeah Yeah Yeah.”

FOOD + DRINK: Go to Meridian Pint for the New Maryland Brewery Showcase.

FREE: John Jacob, the McEvoy Family Curator for Photography, guides visitors through Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

MUSIC: We sincerely recommend Michael McDonald at Wolf Trap.

OUTSIDE: Kenny Chesney will wear a cowboy hat at Merriweather.

STAGE: Renee Sklarew and Rachel Cooper, authors of the book, the third edition of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Washington, D.C., have an evening program, “Discover Your Backyard: Great Hikes Within and Around the Beltway” at the S. Dillon Ripley Center.

STAY IN: It’s National Tooth Fairy Day. Honor The Rock and watch Tooth Fairy.

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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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