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Happy St. Patrick’s Day week! Go out early in the week so you don’t feel bad staying in on Saturday and can avoid people ‘celebrating’ St. Patrick’s Day.

Every Thursday at 9 a.m we mail you our Best Weekend Bets. Best Weekday Bets are for people that want to do fun things during the first part of the week. And binge Jessica Jones season 2.

ACTIVE: Congrats to everyone that ran the Rock & Roll Marathon. Take a walk today. We like walking around creepy statues.

CULTURE: It’s all about Krysten Ritter this week. I just began her first novel, Bonfire. I’ll let you know if a hard drinking, unbreakable Private Eye makes an appearance.

FILM: The under-looked De Niro film Hi, Mom! screens at Smoke & Barrel.

FOOD + DRINK: Most every Monday evening The Royal hosts different mixologists to highlight different spirits. This week they’re highlighting something more age appropriate than liquor: Girl Scout Cookies! Royal Knights: Girl Scout Cookies-Meet-Cocktails! Edible Girl Scout Cookie ‘shot glasses’ will be available. 

FREE: We’ve written about the new Sally Mann exhibit at the National Gallery of Art twice already. See it on a quiet Monday.

MUSIC: K Flay headlines 9:30 Club.

OUTSIDE: Learn about Medicinal and Poisonous Plants at the United States Botanical Gardens.

STAGE: Roseann Lake reads from her new book Leftover in China at the Politics and Prose at The Wharf. From the description: Roughly equivalent to what spinsters once were in American culture, unmarried women in China today are known as “leftovers.”

STAY IN: It’s all about Krysten Ritter this week. Jessica Jones season 2 was released over the weekend. I’ll definitely finish it before Bonfire.

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ACTIVE: Walking counts as being active. Walking dogs all day definitely counts as being active. There’s a pet sitting and dog walking job fair today. Get paid to walk with furry friends.

CULTURE: Alyce Miller headline an evening of readings at Cotton & Reed Distillery.

FILM: Suns Cinema continues their Women’s History Month programming with Chisholm ’72 – Unbought and Unsold.

FOOD + DRINK: Learn about Erik Bruner-Yang’s food journey and pick his brain at the Alley Powered By Verizon “Conversations” Series.

FREE: The Kennedy Center’s Direct Current series continues with Irreversible Entanglements on the Millennium Stage.

MUSIC: I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan) are at a sold-out 9:30 Club.

OUTSIDE: Last weekend Black Cat had a seed sharing event. Learn about what to do with those seeds (life hack: plant them) today at District Hardware and Bike’s Gardening in the City – Herbs event.

STAGE: Not every couple makes sense on paper. Story District explores opposites attracting with Beauty & the Beast: Mismatched Partnerships, Odd Couples, or Unlikely Alliances.

STAY IN: It’s all about Krysten Ritter this week. Watch where it all began on Hulu, Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23. We know her big breakthrough was Breaking Bad but she wasn’t a lead in BB.

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ACTIVE: Do some yoga in the Luce Foundation Center.

CULTURE: The Winter’s Tale begins this week at Folger Theatre. Come back to BYT later this week for our review and until then read our review of The Winter’s Tale at the Kennedy Center from 2016.

FILM: West End Cinemas screens classic films on Wednesdays. Today is the Brando classic A Streetcar Named Desire.

FOOD + DRINK: Pi Day! Come back to BYT later this week for our Pi Day specials roundup. Or just go to Dangerously Delicious and eat pie.

FREE: Library of Congress presents the free event Hidden Figures: Courage, Command, and Human Computers.

MUSIC: The U Hall anniversary week continues with Oddisee.

OUTSIDE: Quarry House is back! Run from D.C. to Quarry House to earn that burger.

STAGE: It’s cold. Dream of summer at Summer Camp at The Wonderland Ballroom.

STAY IN: It’s all about Krysten Ritter this week. In addition to being a successful actor and published author, she’s also a knitter. She’s on the cover of the current Vogue Knitting, which is a magazine you did not know existed. Anyway, stay in and knit. Pick up some yarn at Looped Yarn Works, a store I did not know existed until I Googled “knitting + Washington DC”.

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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. Plan your weekend well.

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