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It’s almost time to dine and dash. Almost.

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: Check out deathbecomesus.com today for Death Becomes Us show announcements.

FOOD + DRINK: It’s a very good week for massive food events. Tonight is the 5th Annual Eat Drink Local at Long View Gallery. Compass Rose, Maydan, Doi Moi, Columbia Room and dozens more restaurants and bars are participating.

FREE: Take a free Doonya class in Chinatown. I didn’t know what Doonya is until I Googled it. It’s a Bollywood dance based workout. Fun!

MUSIC: Monsieur Periné headline 9:30 Club.

OUTSIDE: 5 p.m. means it’s Yappy Hour at The Wonderland Ballroom! 10% of sales go towards City Dogs Rescue & City Kittens! Dogs!

STAGE: Tonight’s Prof & Pints, “Evolution, Belief, Gods and Ghosts,” has me thinking of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods…

STAY IN: …Which reminds me of the new Amazon series, Good Omens, also by Neil Gaiman.

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CULTURE: Spend the afternoon at Arty Queers, The DC Center’s monthly indoor LGBTQ art market. 

FILM: The DC Caribbean FilmFest continues at AFI Silver Spring with YULI.

FREE: Enjoy a screening of César and Rosalie​ at the French Embassy.

MUSIC: How about NOTS and Olivia Neutron-John at Songbyrd?

OUTSIDE: One of the best films of the year, Apollo 11, screens as part of Adams Morgan Movie Nights.

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STAGE: Tony award winning musical Falsettos begins a two week run at The Kennedy Center.

STAY IN: Watch the U.S. take on Thailand in the Women’s World Cup. Related, check out our recently published: “18 Openly Queer Footballers to Cheer at the FIFA Women’s World Cup.”

CULTURE: Work up a sweat in DC Bike Party’s 6th Annual Pride Ride.

FOOD + DRINK: Finally time for our favorite food event of the year: Dine-N-Dash!

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FREE: Stop by the By The People + Monochrome Collective temporary gallery in Georgetown. If you like UMBRELLA, you’ll like this.


MUSIC: We like Sinkane at U Hall.

OUTSIDE: Did you miss Pride Night at Nats Park last week? Remedy your lack of baseball pride at the O’s LGBTQ Pride Night.

STAGE: Bier Baron hosts The Story Collider: Tipping Points, stories about science. Say hi to BYT friend Wesley Della Volla.

STAY IN: Buy your Death Becomes Us individual show tickets.

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.

Listen to our radio show! BYT Radio hosted by Brandon Wetherbee (the person writing this) streams Thursdays at noon. Listen live. Subscribe in iTunes. Say nice things about it in iTunes. Our last few episodes have highlighted the D.C. arts community. If you like things like art and community, you may want to stream/download a few.