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Come party with DC9 and ignore that snow on the ground.

Every Thursday at 9 a.m 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.

ACTIVE: Have a cocktail and do some arts and crafts at Calico. Crafting is active.

CULTURE: Sometimes the Washington National Cathedral has a light show. Tonight is that sometime.

FILM: The Washington Psychotropic Film Society is hosting a screening of The Final Programme.

FOOD + DRINK: You’re (maybe) going to spend a lot of money on Thursday… Save some cash with Dew Drop Inn‘s free nachos and hotdogs specials.

FREE: Chef, cultural historian and author of the James Beard award-winning book The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South, Michael W. Twitty, is at the Folger Theatre.

MUSIC: The show of the week is Panda Bear at 9:30 Club. Read our new interview with Panda Bear.

OUTSIDE: Start your week with a whiskey and chocolate run.

STAGE: Eat a pizza and go see Eyelids at Comet Ping Pong.

STAY IN: Have you read Dune? I’m reading Dune and it’s buck wild.

ACTIVE: Activate your mind with some meditation at Rhizome. Bring $5.

CULTURE: Watch Ivanka Vacuuming by Jennifer Rubell.

FILM: Catch Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami at Suns Cinema.

FOOD + DRINK: Throw away your cards and flowers, then head to Baked & Wired for a giant heart cookie.

FREE: DC9 celebrates their 15 year anniversary all week. Sing along with A People’s Choir DC sing-along.

MUSIC: How about Dorothy and Spirit Animal at 9:30 Club.

OUTSIDE: Enjoy the curling tournament at The Wharf.

STAGE: Story District hosts two anti-Valentine’s Day shows at Black Cat. There are still some available tickets for the second show.

STAY IN: Have you seen Dune (1984)? It’s not good, but it is pretty close to peak Kyle Maclachlan.

ACTIVE: This yoga class is a good excuse to hang out in one of the most beautiful buildings in D.C.

CULTURE: Exposed DC hosts an opening reception for their annual photography show at Touchstone Gallery. Our city looks good.

FILM: Watch Casablanca and cry at West End Cinema.

FOOD + DRINK: Celebrate your love for huge birds at Slipstream‘s conservation themed happy hour.

FREE: Rad Campaign is hosting a pie swap! Make a pie and trade it for a different pie. That’s how it works.

MUSIC: Band we like Cherry Glazerr is at U Hall. Read our 2017 interview with Cherry Glazerr.

OUTSIDE: It’s going to be 45 degrees. Go on a hike.

STAGE: Hellbender Brewing Company hosts a Galentine’s Day Comedy Show benefitting 826DC.

STAY IN: Have you see Jodorowsky’s Dune? It’s very good.

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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