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The last week of winter. It still feels like winter. Great.

Every Thursday at 9 a.m 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: Be a good D.C. citizen and attend Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 2019 State of the District Address.

FILM: Our Monday pick for the Environmental Film Festival is the D.C. premiere of A Polar Year at the Embassy of France.

FOOD + DRINK: Coconut Club hosts the Barkada pop-up, highlighting Chef Wing Villarias’ Filipino food.

FREE: Discuss one of the most difficult subjects at DC Death Cafe.

MUSIC: If you see lots of fantastically dressed K-Pop fans on U Street, they’re headed to Sunmi at Lincoln Theatre.

STAGE: Go to hell, or at least visit, at Faust at The Kennedy Center.

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STAY IN: The new season of Queer Eye is just as beautiful and powerful as season 1 (yes, what just premiered is season 3 but season 2 is just a glorified season 1, tacked on after the success of season 1 and filmed at the same time as season 1 so this is really season 2 even though it’s billed as season 3). Watch it and order some BBQ sauce.

CULTURE: Tribe fans will want to be at Politics and Prose’s Union Market location for writer Hanif Abdurraqib on his new book Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest.

FILM: Our Tuesday pick for the Environmental Film Festival continues with Paris to Pittsburgh at the National Geographic Museum. Directors Sidney Beaumont and Michael Bonfiglio participate in a discussion after the screening.

FREE: Visit CulturalDC’s mobile art gallery exhibit, Stay Fly by Jamea Richmond-Edwards, at CityCenter.

MUSIC: Enjoy some dreampop from Atlanta from password:password at DC9.

STAGE: The Kojo Nnamdi Roadshow stops by Arena Stage for a show about the arts and gentrification.

STAY IN: The new season of Catastrophe is just as brutal and funny as their first three seasons. Watch it and watch what you drink. 

CULTURE: The new Artechouse exhibit/experience In Peak Bloom opens today. What appropriate timing!

FILM: Our Wednesday pick for the Environmental Film Festival is the D.C. premiere of Tigerland at the Carnegie Institution for Science. Following the film will be a discussion with director Ross Kauffman.

FOOD + DRINK: The Cherry Blossom Pop Up Bar celebrates their theme with the 2019 National Cherry Blossom Festival Night.

FREE: Make some art at Hole in the Sky’s Art Noights!

MUSIC: José González plays a sold-out Lincoln Theatre. Come back to BYT Tuesday for our chat with the artist.

OUTSIDE: Our true crime fest begins tonight in New York City. Take a bus or train to get there. It’ll be a nice ride…

STAGE: Prohibition was a bad idea with good intentions. Bringing it back is a bad idea but you may want it back the week after St. Patrick’s Day. All this to say Profs & Pints: Speaking of Speakeasies at Bier Baron looks interesting.

STAY IN:  I did not think I would enjoy The Case Against Adnan Syed on HBO. I was wrong. I’m just as interested as I was during season 1 of Serial.


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