You have a lot of excuses to eat burgers and ice cream this week. It’s a dream diet. Don’t miss out.
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.
ACTIVE: Practice self-care with what promises to be a particularly gentle yoga class
CULTURE: The most exciting thing about this week is that Prince’s Purple Rain turns 35. Celebrate this important birthday at the National Museum of American History with drinks, guitars, and a film screening.
FILM: Eat pizza and watch the classic surfing / climbing doc 180 Degrees South at Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown.
FOOD + DRINK: Kick off D.C. Burger Week (Yes, it’s a thing) with $7 burgers from one of 26 participating restaurants.
FREE: Swing by Fort Reno to see Warm Sun, Trajectories and The Feed. This is the second to last show of the summer!
MUSIC: Sons of an Illustrious Father has a show at DC9. In case you’re unfamiliar: That’s Ezra Miller’s (yes, Ezra Miller the actor) queer rock band.
OUTSIDE: Catch the Washington Kastles versus the Orlando Storm on the roof of Union Market. So cool. So weird.
STAGE: E Street Cinema is screening The Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet.
STAY IN: I’ve been living in a YouTube rabbit hole the past few weeks and you can too. Start off with Safiya Nygaard‘s new series of videos on Japan.
CULTURE: Can I Kick It? is screening John Wick at Songbyrd. Go get your fill of Keanu.
FILM: Catch a free screening of Little Miss Sunshine at Georgetown Waterfront Park, and think about how Abigail Breslin is now 23 years old.
FOOD & DRINK: An NPR journalist is moderating a panel about ice cream. Also there’s a sundae bar.
FREE: Author Lauren-Brooke Eisen talks about her new book Inside Private Prisons at Kramerbooks.
MUSIC: Eat a ‘burg and watch Ed Jackson, Mutts and Honey at Slash Run.
STAGE: Enjoy some Black Girl Magic with WERK! A Cabaret Celebrating Black Women at Studio Theatre for one night only.
STAY IN: Continue your all consuming obsession with YouTube by watching every episode of It’s Alive! from Bon Appetit.
ACTIVE: #FreeBritney… or just workout to her music.
CULTURE: Enjoy an alliterative evening at the National Building Museum where you can Lounge Late at the LAWN.
FILM: Think about your childhood and your dreams and cry and laugh at the 25th anniversary screening of Howl’s Moving Castle.
FOOD & DRINK: Head to the Renwick for arts and crafts and beer, oh my!
FREE: The first 100 people at the new Dupont HipCityVeg get a free lunch.
MUSIC: Indulge your inner “teenage dirtbag” at Iron Maiden’s at Jiffy Lube Live show.
STAGE: RuPaul loved Bright Colors and Bold Patterns, so you will too. Closing this week at Studio Theatre.
STAY IN: Whether your like video games or you hate video games, you’re going to love Monster Factory.
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