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Welcome back to another January week! This month will never end. You live here now. Your entire life is a January. Welcome to hell.

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: Bring your copy of Little Gods to Meng Jin’s booktalk at Kramerbooks.

FILM: Attend the worldwide screening of Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah in observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Goethe-Institut.

FOOD + DRINK: The Indian cocktail bar Daru is popping up at the Green Zone for one night only.

FREE: The always free Death Cafe is back at Potter’s House. Swing by with all your morbid questions.

MUSIC: Check out Nashville-based indie rock band The Pressure Kids at Songbyrd.

STAGE: Get jazzy with the Pilsner Jazz Band at the Kennedy Center.

STAY IN: Ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes of a Kennedy Center production?  Check out the backstage experience of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake.


CULTURE: When was the last time you went to the Phillips Collection? Swing by the Dupont museum and spend some time with their excellent exhibitions.

FILM: Suns Cinema is presenting Yi Yi, chronicling a middle-class family in Taipei over the course of one year.

FOOD + DRINK: Celebrate Hanumanh‘s return to Shaw with a night of dreamy cocktails.

FREE: Catch Blake Lively in The Rhythm Section at AMC Mazza Gallerie.  From director Reed Morano (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) and the producers of the James Bond film series, The Rhythm Section also stars Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown.

MUSIC: Chart-topper Roddy Ricch is making his way to the 9:30 Club.  You won’t want to miss his hit single: “The Box”.

STAGE: Check out Pipeline at Studio Theatre. Come back later to read our review!

STAY IN: View the Kennedy Center’s Lunar New Year celebration from the comfort of your room.


CULTURE: See Broadway classic Next to Normal at the Kennedy Center.

FILM: Suns Cinema is showing Japanese New Wave film Pale Flower.

FOOD & DRINK: Ever wondered what it takes to decorate a doughnut?  Find out at District Doughnut with Executive Chef Christine Shaefer.

FREE: Night of the Comet features the endlessness of space and the fun of zombies. It’s showing at Slash Run– don’t miss it.

MUSIC: Rock out with Hands Like Houses and their new album at Union Stage.

STAGE: See the Comments Section comedy show at Capitol Cider House.

STAY IN: Learn about the occult with TikTok.


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.