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Is January over? Are we sure?

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: Diane Rehm talks about her book When My Time Comes with Kojo at Sixth & I. It’s a very D.C. night.

FILM: Join the Washington Psychotronic Film Society for a screening of The Thing with Two Heads at Smoke & Barrel.

FREE: The Library of Congress is teaming up with the Kennedy Center for an LGBTQ+ storytelling panel at The REACH.

MUSIC: Hit up Palace at U Street Music Hall.

STAGE: Billy Woods, Elucid and Nappy Nappa are at DC9.

STAY IN: Boot up your computer and spend the night watching these excellent queer web series.


CULTURE: Profs & Pints hosts a lecture on financial scandals through the ages at Church Hall.

FILM: Swing by the Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library for a free screening of Suppressed: The Fight to Vote.

FOOD + DRINK: Drink seven different versions of Tröegs Nugget Nectar at ChurchKey. It’s Tuesday. You can do that.

FREE: Need more free movie options? The Embassy of Finland invites you to come check out their library architecture exhibition Mind-Building and then stay for a screening of The Violin Player.

MUSIC: SIR E.U is throwing an album release party for  Midnight Train to Velvet at Songbyrd.

STAGE: Read our review of Studio Theatre’s Pipeline and then see Pipeline.

STAY IN: Put on Sløtface’s new album while you read our interview with Sløtface!


CULTURE: Washington City Paper is throwing their Best of D.C. voting party! Go vote and eat good food and drink good beer and listen to good music at Pearl Street Warehouse.

FILM: Chug a beer and watch Cemetery Man at Slash Run.

FOOD & DRINK: If you’ve got $80 to burn, we highly recommend you spend it at CHIKO‘s Lunar New Year dinner. Damn does it sound good.

FREE: The White House Historical Association is hosting a free lecture called Slavery in the President’s Neighborhood at St. John’s Church.

MUSIC: Spend a night with Spafford and Eggy at the one and only 9:30 Club.

STAGE: Read our review of A Thousand Splendid Suns at Arena Stage and then go see it. (Also, check out these sweet Behind the Scenes photos).

STAY IN: Pretend you’re at a light night pizza and wine party with these photos of Sonny’s late night pizza and wine party.

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.