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How’d that long weekend treat you? Feeling rested and relaxed? Well get ready and live your week like it’s the weekend with our solid gold picks.

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: Isabel Allende is hanging out at Sixth & I and talking about her book A Long Petal of the Sea.

FILM: Suns Cinema is screening Hyenas and that movie looks incredible.

FOOD + DRINK: A Rake’s Progress is teaming up with Little Sesame for a night of good food.

FREE: Learn about that arty boy Constantin Brancusi at NGA‘s screening of On the Wings of Brancusi.

MUSIC: The Pink Stones, Georgia Dish Boys, No Data and TeeVee are at Jackie Lee’s.

STAGE: Or you could check out Lohesh, dog and Antilagom at Rhizome.

STAY IN: Start working your way through our Murder Mystery Streaming Guide.

CULTURE: The National Symphony Orchestra is playing The Planets with The Chromatics at The Anthem. It’ll be… out of this wooooooooorlllldddddddddd.

FILM: Head on over to Slash Run for a free screening of Existenz. Cuddle up with some Cronenberg.

FOOD & DRINK: Up your doughnut decorating game with the help of District Doughnut.

FREE: Do some yoga in the Luce, one of the most beautiful spaces in D.C.

MUSIC: Ider is playing with Den-Mate at Songbyrd. Don’t miss Den-Mate.

STAGE: Head to the Black Cat for the Feminist Buzzkills of Comedy show.

STAY IN: And do some Valentine’s Day research.

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.