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Welcome to June. Pride continues…

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: The most cultural production you can attend this evening is the Goethe-Institut Washington and Scena Theatre’s presententation of “Spotlight: Berlin,” a series of Berlin play workshops.

FOOD + DRINK: We’re giving away tickets to Dine-N-Dash. Spend your Monday trying to win $150 tickets.

FREE: Warm weather means free fitness classes. Tonight’s is in Chinatown.

MUSIC: Get in your car now so you don’t miss Blood Orange’s opening set for Florence + the Machine at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

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STAGE: Spend an evening with Glen Hansard at The Lincoln Theatre.

STAY IN: Feel good hit of the summer Chernobyl wraps tonight on HBO.

CULTURE: Buy some crafts at Black Cat. It’s time for the Black Cat Airs & Crafts Fair.

FILM: Watch Spaceballs outside in Adams Morgan. Spaceballs is a perfect outdoor movie selection.

FOOD + DRINK: Since you’re already in Adams Morgan for Spaceballs, why not stick around for Taste of Adams Morgan?

FREE: Hirshhorn’s Tuesday Talk is part of the Smithsonian Year of Music and Pride with, “In Conversation: Dance Electric: Art & Club Culture Since Stonewall 1969-1989.”

MUSIC: Karma Kills’ North American tour stops at the Pie Shop.

OUTSIDE: It’s Pride Night at Nats Park! The Nats take on the Chicago White Sox and since very people in D.C. like the White Sox, I’m able to get good tickets for a team I root for! Go, Sox!

STAGE: José Andrés talks about his new book, Vegetables Unleashed, at Politics and Prose.

STAY IN: Read our recent interview with Dr. Ruth and watch Ask Dr. Ruth on Hulu. It’s everything the Mister Rogers doc should have been.


CULTURE: If you’re looking for a bit more unconventional Pride event, consider The Octopus Experience at TRADE.

FILM: Get out of work early and head to the Freer for their Monthly Matinees series highlighting Japanese classic Lady Snowblood.

FOOD + DRINK: Stop by the Lemon Grove.

FREE: Celebrate Pride at the Millennium Stage with “A Drag Salute to Divas and Devos.”

MUSIC: See the National Symphony Orchestra at a venue that’s more used to not classical music, The Anthem.

OUTSIDE: NoMa Summer Screen kicks off with The Karate Kid. The original The Karate Kid.

STAGE: Queer Eye’s Tan France is on stage at the Lisner. It’s sold-out because Tan is a very likeable man.

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STAY IN: Feel good hit of the summer Black Mirror season 5 premieres on Netflix.

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.