The last work week of 2019! Happy New Year’s!
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: Let Profs & Prints take you through the magic of Robert Frost’s winter at Bier Baron.
FILM: The Washington Psychotronic Film Society screens Sita Sings the Blues and Aryaman: Warrior of the Universe at Smoke & Barrel.
FOOD + DRINK: The Mirror is celebrating their first anniversary. It’s a secret bar.
FREE: Get your fill of poetry and comedy at The Line Hotel‘s Queering Up for the Holidays open mic.
HOLIDAY: Get Monday drunk at The Royal‘s holiday party.
MUSIC: Catch The Slaps at Songbyrd! I bet they slap. I’m so sorry.
STAGE: Let Second City decimate your favorite modern Christmas movie with their show Love, Factually at the Kennedy Center.
STAY IN: It’s the perfect night to light a few candles and pop in a holiday horror favorite, Black Christmas.
CULTURE: The National Gallery of Art takes you through the history of the Christmas story… with art! It’s their annual holiday lecture.
FILM: Go eat a burger and watch the family friendly holiday hit Eyes Wide Shut at Slash Run. It’s Tom Cruise’s best role.
FOOD + DRINK: We’re written extensively about ChurchKey so it’s not a shock we’re recommending ChurchKey’s 10th Anniversary Celebration: Vol. 5, Perennial!
FREE: Pitchers hosts their holiday party. Open bar from 7 to 8 p.m.
HOLIDAY: The Hip Hop Nutcracker with guest MC Kurtis Blow begins a three night run at Strathmore.
MUSIC: Samantha Fish plays 9:30 Club.
STAGE: Jersey Boys begins their holiday run at The National Theatre.
STAY IN: Throw some booze in your hot coco and pop on the fun n’ gory holiday film Better Watch Out.
CULTURE: The Wizards play the Bulls at home. Anyone want to give me tickets to this extremely competitive game?
FILM: Now that you’ve seen a parody of Love Actually see the real Love Actually at the National Museum of American History.
FOOD & DRINK: Ocelot Brewing has their “Sun Hands” release.
FREE: Suns Cinema is hosting a free screening of The Star Wars Holiday Special because why not.
HOLIDAY: Get wild at TRADE’s holiday cookie disco! They have cookies and play disco music!
MUSIC: We like Roc Marciano at Howard Theatre.
STAGE: If you’re the kind of person that likes to see podcasts being recorded live, you might enjoy The Weeds – Live at Sixth & I.
STAY IN: Put on your coziest pajamas and settle in for a screening of Silent Night, Deadly Night.
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