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Your week is jam packed with tequila and politics and movies about ghosts! A little something for everyone!

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: Go on a nice walk and learn the history of the First Ladies at Lafayette Square – it’s a win-win.  The tour will delve into unrecognized contributions – from Dolley Madison to Eleanor Roosevelt.

FILM: Catch some ghosts at Smoke and Barrel with a viewing of 13 Ghosts, a film about an eccentric uncle with a haunted house.  Special glasses will be available allowing brave patrons to view some ghosts- we’re intrigued!

FOOD + DRINK: Oyamel‘s Tequila & Mezcal festival is one of our favorite parties of the year. Drinking excellent tequila / mezcal, eating good food and partying in one of the best restaurants in D.C. is damn good way to spend your week.

FREE: GW’s Textile Museum brings us a book talk on “No Access Washington D.C.” by Beth Kanter.  Her book details the unknown and unseen parts of D.C., from secret alleys to hidden caverns!

MUSIC: of Montreal makes your Monday a little bit better at the 9:30 Club.

STAGE: Don Giovanni is coming to the Kennedy Center. It’s a classic.

STAY IN: Read about professional wrestler Trish Adora, and then dive right into D.C.’s wrestling scene.


CULTURE: Anxious about the elections? Suns Cinema has your back with live Super Tuesday coverage.  

FILM: The Embassy of France is screening La Petit Vendeuse du Soleil as a part of the Francophonie Festival.

FOOD + DRINK: Kick back with an entire pig face at Maialino Mare.

FREE: Catch a screening of Old Joy at the Kennedy Center!  Follow the journey of soon-to-be father, Mark, as he struggles with the pressures of domestic responsibility during a camping trip in the Oregon wilderness. 

MUSIC: Discover new music as Bruce Take Nap, Laveda, and Lemon Of Choice take the stage at DC9 Nightclub.

STAGE: Check out Metamorphosis, a special chamber music event celebrating compositions that transcend their origins and create an experience of depth and beauty at Constellations Chamber Concerts.

STAY IN: Scroll through the ‘Gram… We know, that explore page is calling your name.  


CULTURE: Hugo de Zela, Ambassador of Peru to the United States of America, is pleased to invite you to the inauguration of the art exhibit Dimension at The Embassy of Peru, featuring photos from legendary photojournalist Laura Grier.

FILM: Embrace your crazy cat personality.  We’re talking about Kedi, a documentary following the hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roaming the metropolis of Istanbul freely at Suns Cinema

FOOD + DRINK: Throw back some Chilean wines at Le DeSales.

FREE: View a screening of First Cow, a film about vengeful hunters in the 1820s.  It’s all happening at The REACH!

MUSIC: Head over to Slash Run to dance it out with Selena Benally, Ace of Wands and Teething Veils.

STAGE: Diane Rehm will share stories from her life after her syndicated radio show, The Diane Rehm Show, as well as discuss her new book at the Arts Club of Washington.   

STAY IN: Check out a new movie!  We liked Emma


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.