The first week in June includes the Stanley Cup Finals and Dine-N-Dash. It’s going to be a good 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 Caps try to take a 3-1 lead against the Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Finals. Look at how much fun everyone had Saturday! Get your heart rate up and watch some hockey!
CULTURE: Wish you lived on a different planet? You might like the Exploring Mars: What’s Next? program at the S. Dillon Ripley Center.
FILM: The takayna Film Tour with Patagonia’s Clare Gallagher comes to the REI D.C. flagship store.
FOOD + DRINK: We tried every rosé Trader Joe’s currently sells. If you haven’t read it, read it. Read it and buy the correct rosé. There are correct and incorrect rosés.
FREE: David Sedaris reads from his new book, Calypso, at Politics & Prose. Free, first come, first seated. Sedaris readings are very fun. Prepare to stand in line a very long time to get your book signed. Sedaris takes his time, giving each reader as much time as possible.
MUSIC: Head to Songbyrd for Fleece.
OUTSIDE: Watch Fall Out Boy play on the steps of Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery before the Caps game. FYI, 3/4 of Fall Out Boy are from Chicago. FYI, I am from Chicago. FYI, my team has more Stanley Cup victories than your team.
STAGE: JR’s Bar kicks off Pride week with a night of showtunes.
STAY IN: Stay in and read the new Bill Clinton and James Patterson novel The President Is Missing. Yes, that Bill Clinton co-wrote a mystery.
ACTIVE: It’s Pride week so there’s an excuse to celebrate every night. Tonight Washington’s baseball club gets in on the action. It’s Night OUT at Nats Park.
CULTURE: Can I Kick It? kicks off their summer outdoor film series in Freedom Park. We’re including it in culture because it’s more than just a film series. Each film is live scored by DJ 2-Tone Jones.
FILM: Adams Morgan Movie Nights continues with Jackie.
FOOD + DRINK: Pregame for Dine-N-Dash (?) at the 6th Annual Taste of Adams Morgan benefiting Mary’s Center.
FREE: Drink some free Heineken and play Mortal Kombat (related, the Mortal Kombat film soundtrack is still one of the best) at our Heineken AfterWork: Pride Party at Cobalt. Free with RSVP.
MUSIC: The excellent Hop Along play 9:30 Club. We’ve been fans for a while.
OUTSIDE: Nile Rodgers & Chic and Chaka Khan play Wolf Trap. Hopefully it doesn’t rain too much.
STAGE: See Botticelli in the Fire at Woolly Mammoth. Come back Tuesday for our review.
STAY IN: The DC Improv Comedy Club stages a show in Dupont Underground.
ACTIVE: Take a class at Sweat before Dine-N-Dash. You’re going to want to work out before tonight.
CULTURE: Call Me By Your Name author André Aciman speaks about his critically acclaimed novel turned film at the Library of Congress. Free.
FILM: See Miloś Forman’s first feature-length film Black Peter (Černý Petr) at the Embassy of the Czech Republic.
FOOD + DRINK: It’s finally time for Dine-N-Dash. Eat and drink at some of D.C.’s best restaurants and help raise money for World Central Kitchen. We love it. We’ll be there. You should be there.
FREE: New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer reads from his new book, She Has Her Mother’s Laugh, a history of our understanding of heredity, at Kramerbooks.
MUSIC: Francis and the Lights play 9:30 Club. It’s a good week for concerts in D.C. Keep reading.
OUTSIDE: See Allison Krauss outside at Wolf Trap. It’s not supposed to rain.
STAGE: The musical comedy How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying begins a very short run at the Kennedy Center.
STAY IN: Couldn’t make it to Dine-N-Dash? Watch episodes of Chopped and Bizarre Eats with Andrew Zimmern.
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