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If you have off today, congratulations! If you don’t have off today, we’re so sorry. Either way, we have a slew of A+ events for you to check out tonight, tomorrow and the next day. Your week doesn’t look bad.

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: Learn about the intersection between art and activism at the Library of Congress.  The panel will focus on the application of visual arts in the LGBATQ+ community.

FILM: Have a laugh at Smoke and Barrel with a viewing of the ultimate Western spoof: Blazing Saddles.

FOOD + DRINK: If you have the day off, you should spend some time perusing our always helpful brunch guide. Monday’s like these are made for mimosas.

FREE: Participate in a crowd classic: Songbyrd Music Trivia!  Gather your team of music lovers and get ready to WIN.

MUSIC: Swing by Rhizome to spend some quality time with Jonah Parzen-Johnson, The Caribbean and Marc Miller.

STAGE: Prep a five-minute story about rebellion and share it at The MOTH DC StorySlam on Revolution  at City Winery.

STAY IN: And dance in your bedroom to Michael Michael Motorcycle.

CULTURE: Celebrate Black History Month at the National Portrait Gallery by discussing Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, poetry about growing up African American in the 60’s and 70’s.

FILM: View the documentary of Lee Moses, highly gifted deep soul singer and songwriter long forgotten by his hometown Atlanta, at Suns Cinema.

FOOD + DRINK: Drink your weight in good beer at ChurchKey. They’ll be featuring all kinds of brews from the Upland Brewing Company.

FREE: Head to our favorite free movie theatre in D.C. to catch a screening of The Return of an AdventurerAfrique sur Seine and Samba le grand.

MUSIC: Chance the Rapper is at the Capital One Arena… Do we think he’ll play any songs from Acid Rap? 10 Day? Surf?

STAGE: Bat for Lashes is taking the stage at Sixth and I.  The intimate set will include material from their new album, Lost Girls.

STAY IN: Explore DC from the comfort of your home.

CULTURE: Not For Sale at the National Museum of American History remembers President Roosevelt’s signing Executive Order 9066 and the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans through their objects.

FILM: Catch Oscar Nominee and french film Les Misérables at The Avalon Theatre

FOOD & DRINK: Ever wondered how to drink wine like a pro?  Attend an exotic wine tasting class at Tastemakers

FREE: The National Museum of African Art challenges social norms / beauty norms with their It’s Just Hair workshop.

MUSIC: Head over to Culture House to join Mayor Muriel Bowser in signing Go Go music as the Official Music of D.C.  

STAGE: Jam out to Kamasi Washington at the Howard Theatre!

STAY IN: Start plotting out next month’s plans and grab your tickets to the Kennedy Center’s Direct Current festival.

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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