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Welcome to summer! It’s officially summer! You’re inside and wish you were outside!

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. There are more things to do in the summer.

CULTURE: Head to Wunder Garten for Trivia Under the Stars presented by Sixth & I.

FILM: Suns hosts a screening of Drop Dead Gorgeous with a performance by Jaxknife.

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MUSIC: The Babe Rainbow play DC9 on their Earth is an Egg, Don’t Frack It Tour.

STAGE: Recommending tonight’s Profs & Pints because 100% agree with the theme: “Why It’s Better Than You Think,” with Barton Edgerton, research analyst, former writer for Global Risk Insights, former instructor at Tufts University and the London School of Economics, and visiting fellow at Harvard University.

STAY IN: Before you see Yesterday this weekend, stay in and watch The Beatles: Eight Days a Week on Hulu.

CULTURE: Person who changed comedy with a special named after another human being, Hannah Gadsby, comes to The Kennedy Center through Thursday for another show named after another human being.

FILM: Thanks to rain, Adams Morgan Movie Nights has one more screening: E.T.

FOOD + DRINK: Play some drag bingo at Red Bear Brewing.

FREE: See a free screening of Hiroshima Mon Amour by Alain Resnais at the French Embassy.

MUSIC: New Kids on the Block headline Capital One Arena. They’re great. Donnie Wahlberg’s wife is not great. She is a legitimate threat to the health and safety of millions of kids. She is not hangin’ tough.

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OUTSIDE: Take a free yoga class in Farragut Square.

STAGE: Story District returns to the DC Improv with “Worst Case Scenario.”

CULTURE: Songbyrd hosts the story telling show Health’s Angels IV: Personal Stories about Women’s Health.

FOOD + DRINK: It (officially) begins. The first Democratic Debate is tonight on NBC. Watch at home or watch at Red Derby and drink some drinks with like minded individuals in a very good bar.

MUSIC: The Dead will never die. Dead & Company are at Jiffy Lube Live.

OUTSIDE: It’s Pride Night at Audi Field where the D.C. United take on the Orlando City.

STAGE: Not technically a play or concert or a piece of art, but the Congressional Baseball Game at Nats Park is like attending a live episode of VEEP. It should be even odder since the first debate is occurring at the same time. Go for the charity, stay for the weirdness, don’t drive. Tickets are $10 and parking is $22.


STAY IN: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is available on Netflix starting today and now it will be easier to convince people that don’t like comic books movies to give them a chance. It’s tough to see all these comic book movies struggling to find an audience.

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.

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