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Our first ever sports parade recommendation. What a week!

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. There’s more stuff to do on the weekend.

ACTIVE: The DC Triathlon Club hosts their Strategies for Optimal Run Performance Seminar. Learn how to move better.

CULTURE: LIT FEST (Laugh Index Theatre Festival) continues at Woolly Mammoth.

FILM: This week’s WPFS film you’ve never heard of that looks very bad and fun is The Power. Pre-show shorts and videos at 7 p.m, screening at 8 p.m., at Smoke & Barrel.

FOOD + DRINK: CHIKO won New Restaurant of the Year at last night’s RAMMYs. Read about what we thought of it when it first opened last July.

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FREE: The DC Jazz Festival continues with Davey Yarborough and Esther Williams playing a free show on the Millennium Stage.

MUSIC: Eels play Lincoln Theatre. Read our interview Mark Oliver Everett, aka Eels.

OUTSIDE: Owen’s Ordinary won Beer Program of the Year at last night’s RAMMYs. Drink outside in their beer garden.

STAGE: Hall & Oates play the big stage of Capital One Arena. Read our interview with John Oates, aka the one with the good moustache.

STAY IN: Welcome back, DCist! Stay in and read the new stuff on one of D.C.’s finest sources for local news. All of the old stuff is still on the site so articles from today are just above articles from early November 2017. It’s a good reminder that things don’t change very much regardless of how fast and hectic the news seems. It’s also a good reminder José Andrés has been doing good things for a long time.

ACTIVE: Our quest to recommend every yoga opportunity not in a yoga studio continues with Yoga Around Town at District Wharf.

CULTURE: We’re not sure where to recommend a Washington Capitals victory parade and rally so we’re putting it in the Culture section. Regardless of your gender, race, religion, etc., you too can party like Ovechkin and drink from a big shiny cup and swim in public fountains.

FILM: The DC Caribbean FilmFest continues at AFI Silver Spring. We may have the best film festivals in the U.S.

FOOD + DRINK: Espita Mezcaleria won Cocktail Program of the Year at last night’s RAMMYs. Read our Drink Diary with Espita Mezcaleria’s Beverage Director Megan Barnes.

FREE: Check out 1968: Photojournalism Then & Now at the Goethe-Institut.

MUSIC: Snail Mail plays Black Cat. Read our interview with Snail Mail.

OUTSIDE: Robert Plant & The Sensational Shape Shifters play Merriweather Post Pavilion. Sheryl Crow opens.

STAGE: Hamilton opens in D.C. If anyone would like to give me free tickets to Hamilton, I’ll happily take them off your hands and sell them for a year’s rent.

STAY IN: The Hockey Night In Canada season-ending montage is one of the best annual videos in all of sports. This year’s montage is set to “Live Forever” by Oasis! It’s great! It’s the kind of video that’ll make people that make bad jokes about sports ball understand that sports are good. Watch it! Watch it.

ACTIVE: Pride continues with DC Bike Party’s Pride Ride.

CULTURE: Roxane Gay speaks with NPR’s Linda Holmes at Sixth & I.

FILM: The Avalon Theatre has one showing of Masaryk. It’s part of the Lions of Czech Film series.

FOOD + DRINK: Right Proper Brewing Company won Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year at last night’s RAMMYs. Read our Freshly Tapped: Right Proper’s Ravaged by Wolves profile.

FREE: Sometimes you want to pay to see a band. Sometimes you want to sing karaoke because it’s cheaper than paying to see a band. Rock N Roll Karaoke is at Slash Run.

MUSIC: Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite share a bill at 9:30 Club.

OUTSIDE: Movie Nights in Chinatown Park kicks off its summer series with Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds. In Korean with English subtitles.

STAGE: Mike Daisey brings his one-man show, American Utopias, to the temple of the Renwick Gallery’s No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man.

STAY IN: The final season of Portlandia is now available on Netflix. Watch something a team of people spend months working on in one sitting!

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