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It’s in the 80s and muggy. Welcome to 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: It’s the final Fitness Sessions in the Park in Chinatown Park this year. Head there at 6:30 p.m. for Be Here Now Yoga.

CULTURE: Check out the just opened Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

FILM: Washington Psychotronic Film Society continues their excellent/absurd/you’ve-never-heard-of-this programming with The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey.

FOOD + DRINK: Paella Festival continues at Jaleo.

FREE: The Two Beer Queers record their first live episode at TRADE. No cover, $4 drink specials.

MUSIC: Mal Blum headlines Songbyrd. Get there early for Crab Legs. We just premiered Crab Legs’ new single.

OUTSIDE: We usually recommend workouts or films in this space but since we’re in the midst of the World Cup, we’re just going to recommend watching some soccer at Field House DC. They’re open 30 minutes before every game.

STAGE: The next installment of the Smithsonian’s After Five series is, “Germany’s Path From Despotism to Democracy.”

STAY IN: Have you started season 2 of Luke Cage?

ACTIVE: Do some toning up at Toned Up Tuesdays in The Park at CityCenter.

CULTURE: Long View Gallery hosts the one-night only art show See Change: Climate in National Parks.

FILM: It was supposed to screen May 22 but rain pushed the Adams Morgan Movie Nights showing of The Big Lebowski to tonight.

FOOD + DRINK: Tuesday’s edition of Drag Bingo at Nellie’s is also a fundraiser for GLSEN Maryland.

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FREE: Spend the day in the Library of Congress at Vardanants Day: New Topics in Armenian History & Culture.

MUSIC: Lera Lynn plays Birchmere. Come back to BYT later this week for our interview with Lynn.

OUTSIDE: Watch Kung Fu Hustle at Freedom Plaza. It screens as part of DowntownDC Summer Flicks & Shaolin Jazz Present: Can I Kick It?

STAGE: The Second City continues their run of Generation Gap at the Kennedy Center.

STAY IN: Season 2 of Glow premieres at the end of this week. Watch season 1 now.

ACTIVE: Take a free barre2 class in Canal Park. BYO yoga mat.

CULTURE: The 2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival kicks off today and runs through July 8.

FILM: Mary Jane Regalado presents Daughters of the Dust at Suns Cinema.

FOOD + DRINK: Eat some BBQ and play some cornhole at the National Building Museum.

FREE: The delightful Opera On Tap performs at The Wonderland Ballroom. This month’s show is movie themed.

MUSIC: Capleton plays Howard Theatre.

OUTSIDE: It’s LGBT Pride Night at Camden Yards. The O’s might not be good at baseball this year but at least the giveaway merch is good.

STAGE: The funny show of the week is Middleditch and Schwartz at Sixth & I. We rarely recommend long form improv shows. Most long form improv shows in D.C. don’t feature people from Silicon Valley and Parks and Rec.

STAY IN: Didn’t get tickets to the sold-out Middleditch and Schwartz shows? Stay in and watch some Jean-Ralphio Saperstein highlights.

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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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