This will be the most ‘normal’ week of 2019 thus far. It’s the last week of January.
Every Thursday at 9 a.m 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. There will be so many more options of things to do this weekend.
ACTIVE: Do some curling and drink some cocktails at Curling and Cocktails on The Wharf.
CULTURE: The Smithsonians open tomorrow. It’s a good day to check out the newest Artechouse exhibit.
FILM: The BackCountry Film Festival (and Social) is at Penn Social.
FOOD + DRINK: Today is National Blueberry Pancake Day. So eat some blueberry pancakes.
MUSIC: Excellently named Rainbow Kitten Surprise plays with Mt. Joy at 9:30 Club.
STAGE: La Ti Do DC celebrates their 7th anniversary.
STAY IN: Try to get a tingly feeling on your scalp. Read our ASMR Guide.
ACTIVE: Learn about block printing at Shop Made in DC. Making stuff is an activity.
CULTURE: The National Gallery of Art is open! Walk around the NGA!
FILM: It’s home movie day at Suns. Watch some home movies provided by the DC Public Library vault. You can submit your home movie for future screenings.
FREE: The Smithsonian museums on the Mall are open! Walk around all of the museums!
MUSIC: We like Young Dolph at Fillmore Silver Spring.
OUTSIDE: The Smithsonian National Zoo is open! Walk around the zoo!
ACTIVE: It’s Handi-Hour at the Renwick. We told you making stuff is an activity.
CULTURE: Learn about the state of space at The State of Space talk at the National Press Club.
FOOD + DRINK: Exiles Bar hosts Cocktological Evenings, a themed cocktail nights for small groups.
FREE: Shark Tank viewer? Entrepreneur? You may be interested in Life After Shark Tank: It’s Not Just About the Money at GW.
MUSIC: Wolf Trap hosts the aptly named International Guitar Night with Italy’s Luca Stricagnoli, France’s Antoine Boyer and Samuelito and Turkish fretless guitarist Cenk Erdogan.
STAY IN: Are you watching Conversations with a Killer on Netflix? We have some thoughts.
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.