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Every Thursday at 9 a.m we mail you our Best Weekend Bets. Best Weekday Bets are similar to our Best Weekend Bets but they’re longer. You can stay out later on the weekend. We should say it’s more socially acceptable to stay out later on the weekend.

ACTIVE: Learn how to dance how they dance on Broadway at the Hamilton Master Class with Dance Captain Karli Dinardo at Joy of Motion Dance Center.

CULTURE: It’s going to rain all week which means some Nats games may be postponed so it’s a good week to check out the Baseball Americana exhibit at the Library of Congress.

FILM: AFI Silver Spring continues their Ingmar Bergman Centennial celebration with a screening of Persona.

FOOD + DRINK: If you’ve ever wanted to mingle with professional tennis players, your best bet is Citi Taste of Tennis at The Hamilton.

FREE: Show off your wile and wacky music smarts at Songbyrd Music Trivia Wild & Wacky Edition!

MUSIC: We like Rex Orange County at U Hall.

OUTSIDE: Citi Open is in full swing. Today is the 9th annual Stars of Tomorrow 10U Junior Challenge.

STAGE: See a play or musical is always nice. Seeing a barista competition is a little more unique. Small Planes Coffee Roastery hosts Crush the Rush!, a barista battle.

STAY IN: Watch all of Dark Tourist on Netflix. It fits in well with the weather and it’ll get you excited about our True Crime Fest.


ACTIVE: Save some $$$ on your workout with a free Golden Triangle BID TriFit class at 5:30 p.m.

CULTURE: Little Salon 40 features hip hop by The Cornel West Theory, fiction by Amber Sparks, and stand-up comedy by Haywood Turnipseed Jr. at Supreme Core Cider.

FILM: If you’re the kind of person that only reads Harry Potter books because you saw Harry Potter films you might like Ask A Harry Potter Scholar at the Southeast Neighborhood Library.

FOOD + DRINK: We’re big fans of Zaytina and Republic Restoratives so recommending a cocktail dinner featuring Republic Restoratives at Zaytinya is an easy pick.

FREE: Hang out with us on the DNV Rooftop for Heineken AfterWork: Rooftop Silent Disco Round 2!

MUSIC: Boy Pablo plays a sold-out Union Stage.

OUTSIDE: Take your Dragula to Jiffy Lube Live for the Rob Zombie/Marilyn Manson double bill.

STAGE: The Color Purple opens at The Kennedy Center.

STAY IN: Last chance to watch Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story on Netflix. It’s not a great movie but it is a collection of very funny scenes.


ACTIVE: This week’s yoga pick is Journey to Inner Space: Yoga + Reiki Sound Healing at Dacha Beer Garden.

CULTURE: Learn about Nikola Tesla at the talk/signing of Richard Munson’s new book about Tesla at Politics and Prose.

FILM: Outdoor movie season is winding down. See Black Panther at the Amphitheater at Oxon Run Park.

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FOOD + DRINK: We usually recommend special dinners in this space. For this Wednesday we’re recommending Sustainable Diets, Food, and Nutrition: A Workshop at the National Academy of Sciences Building.

FREE: Looking for work? Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton presents: 2018 Job and Opportunity Fair at the Convention Center.

MUSIC: Enjoy the sounds of Kina Grannis at The Birchmere.

OUTSIDE: The 7th Annual Jane Austen Film Festival concludes with Pride and Prejudice.

STAGE: Head to Baltimore to see David Cross at Ottobar. Come back to BYT later this week for our interview with the never nude.

STAY IN: Clerks comes to Netflix. Kevin Smith is one of the few remaining directors that has yet to let down his fan base.


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