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Maybe you’re partying your Tuesday away or maybe you’re staying in all week and catching up on some sweet TV. Either way, we have all of the best things for you to do, hear, see, eat and read in D.C.! This week, our Best Weekday Bets is presented by The Bachelor Live on Stage at the MGM National Harbor! Think of this as a two-on-one with you, Becca and Ben.

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: If you want to get involved in the magic that is the Funk Parade, swing by the second community meeting and get all caught up on the action.

FILM: Grab a Hard Ticket to Hawaii with the Washington Psychotronic Film Society.

FOOD + DRINK: Dig into D.C.’s burgeoning non-alcoholic / zero proof scene at Coconut Club‘s Un-Plated.

FREE: Grab a cup of coffee and settle down at Potter’s House for a discussion with Branko Marcetic about his book Yesterday’s Man: The Case Against Joe Biden.

MUSIC: Baby Rose plays a sold out show at Songbyrd.

STAGE: But you can still grab tix to see Chuck Ragan and Cory Branan at City Winery.

STAY IN: And buy your all access passes to Death Becomes Us, our true crime festival!


CULTURE: It’s Fat Tuesday! You should celebrate.

FILM:Shaolin Jazz is screening The Black Dragon’s Revenge at Songbyrd as apart of their always excellent Can I Kick It? film series.

FOOD + DRINK: Celebrate Mardi Gras (some more!) and indulge for a good cause at Maydan‘s Carnival Around the World party.

FREE: Author Kathleen Barber talks about her creepy book Follow Me at Kramerbooks. If you like books about stalkers, you’ll probably like this.

MUSIC: Dance it up with Glass Animals at U Street Music Hall.

STAGE: Or you could hit up some tunes on the Millennium Stage.

STAY IN: And read this lovely interview with David Gray.


CULTURE: Catch a mix of music and art like you’ve never seen before at ARTECHOUSE with the Swiss Touch series. Tonight you can expect some sick music and visuals by François Moncarey.

FILM: Swing by Suns Cinema, one of our favorite places in D.C., to catch a screening of Black Mother.

FOOD & DRINK: Swing by Tonari and eat all of the things. (Pizza! pasta! dessert!)

FREE: Head to Potter’s House to learn all about the life of Crazy Horse.

MUSIC: Amadou Kouyate, Josh Miller and Duo Dyad are playing at Rhizome. Spend your night jamming out in Takoma.

STAGE: Go see Shipwreck at Woolly Mammoth. You might not love it, but you won’t be able to stop thinking about it.

STAY IN: And scope out these excellent upcoming Nat Geo events.


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.