The last week of spring. It already feels like summer.
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: If you won’t pass out from the heat, take a bootcamp by Gold’s Gym at National Harbor.
CULTURE: I am like Oprah, I also love bread. I may learn more about it at The Science and Culture of Bread at a baked joint.
FILM: See Yog – Monster from Space at Smoke & Barrel. You don’t know Yog? Ya gotta know Yog!
FOOD + DRINK: Paella Festival kicks off at Jaleo Crystal City. Have you heard of local philanthropist José Andrés? Well, he’s also a chef and restaurateur! He does more than feed entire countries!
FREE: Watch England take on Tunisia at Queen Vic. If you’re going to root for Britain, you should do it at a British pub.
MUSIC: Night 2 of U2’s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour at the Capital One Arena.
OUTSIDE: It’s going to be in the 90s. Again. Go to a pool.
STAGE: Woolly Mammoth is one of the best theaters in D.C. because in addition to staging their own productions, like the very good Botticelli in the Fire, they also bring in special performances from other companies. Monday the Hungary Live Festival stages Ghetto Sheriff.
STAY IN: Have you begun season 2 of Queer Eye? I have! I’ve teared up during each episode because I want good things for everyone and am in touch with my emotions.
ACTIVE: Get your heart rate up early in the a.m. at Ventnor Sports Cafe. They’re opening early, 8 a.m., for World Cup games. Colombia plays Japan at 8 a.m. Watch the game and drink some beer and try to have a normal day after that. Good luck, heart rate!
CULTURE: Become a More Curious Traveler at the S. Dillon Ripley Center.
FILM: David Lynch’s autobiography/biography/memoir (It has two authors and an unconventional autobiography/biography/memoir) Room to Dream comes out today. We’ve been enjoying our press copy. Like most everything the auteur does, it’s fascinating, infuriating and mysterious. I really want to hear it as an audiobook since Lynch narrates his writing.
FOOD + DRINK: If you’re a fan of Sweetgreen you’ll like pineapple x sweetgreen present: everything i want to eat at Alley.
FREE: Hang out with us at Songbyrd for the Heineken AfterWork: Super Sampler Party. Free beer for the first 50 people. Grab your FREE RSVP
MUSIC: Enjoy Haley Heynderickx at DC9.
OUTSIDE: Enjoy all-male classic ballet parody Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo at Wolf Trap.
STAGE: The East Coast premiere of Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations opens at the Kennedy Center.
STAY IN: Drunk History returns for another season. This is a fun show to watch drunk at home. I have not teared up during Drunk History.
ACTIVE: Do some yoga at the American University Museum then stick around the check out their new Ralph Steadman exhibit.
CULTURE: Georg Baselitz gives an artist talk at the Hirshhorn.
FILM: Capital Classics continues with multiple screenings of Ninotchka at West End Cinema.
FOOD + DRINK: Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge is showing all of the Spain World Cup games. Watch them take on Iran at 2 p.m. Happy hour goes from 2 to 7 p.m.
FREE: You want to leave this planet, right? Seems like a good time to get away. Attend Exploring Space Lecture: The Historical Quest to See to the End of the Universe… Or Its Beginning at the Air and Space Museum. Free but tickets are required.
MUSIC: Ray LaMontagne headlines The Anthem. It’s our pick of the night due to opener Neko Case.
OUTSIDE: It’s too hot to do intensive workouts all week. Just go on a No Spectators walking tour at Renwick Gallery.
STAGE: Head to The Wonderland Ballroom for Comedy Potluck. This month is hosted by Perth O’Duibhdiorma. You may know him as the man enveloped in Cheetos at our parties.
STAY IN: Season 7 of Suits is now available on Amazon Prime. A cast member is a literal princess.
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