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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.

FILM: Enjoy the film and talk, The Price of Everything, at the Hirshhorn.

FOOD + DRINK: Oyamel’s Tequila Mezcal Festival Kickoff Party is the best mezcal event of the year. It’s my favorite spirits related event of the year. I can not recommend this enough.

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MUSIC: Enjoy London’s Puma Blue and Westerman at Songbyrd.

STAGE: The next Profs & Pints poses an interesting question: Why Keep the Capital in Washington?

STAY IN: American Idol, a show hosted by people that made their name not on American Idol, begins its 666th season.

CULTURE: Celebrate the holidays at The Showroom’s Mardi Gras Extravaganza DC 2019.

FILM: See Standing On My Sisters Shoulders at Suns.

FOOD + DRINK: Dacha Beer Garden hosts International Women’s Day Happy Hour with Planned Parenthood.

FREE: We recently had Smithsonian Folkway’s Jeff Place, Folkways Curator and Senior Archivist, on BYT Radio. See him and Huib Schippers, Director of Folkways, speak about 70 years of Folkways at the Capital Gallery.

MUSIC: Really great bill at 9:30 Club with Wet and Kilo Kish and Hana Vu. Get there early. You bought a ticket for the entire lineup.

STAGE: US Senator from the great state of Alabama, Doug Jones, comes to the main Politics and Prose location to speak about his new book, Bending Toward Justice: The Birmingham Church Bombing that Changed the Course of Civil Rights.

STAY IN: The adorable Christopher Robin begins streaming on Netflix.

CULTURE: Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown speaks with NPR’s It’s Been A Minute’s Sam Sanders about his new book, Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope, at Sixth & I.

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FILM: The Freer screens Japanese classic Kill!

FREE: Celebrate the opening of Busboys and Poets’ newest location in Anacostia. In addition to the new space they’ll be celebrating the birthday of Mayor for Life Marion Barry Jr.

MUSIC: The Caribbean and Crooks and Crows play Dangerous Pies.

STAGE: If you’re interested in our Death Becomes Us fest, you might be interested in Cold Case: A Conversation with Jerry Mitchell at AU.

STAY IN:I will be enjoying the cooking competition show that makes me hopeful for the future: MasterChef Junior. Season 7 begins tonight on FOX.

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