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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.

We’re giving you 9 options each day to make sure you don’t have an uneventful night. There are indoor picks too. It’ll be cold this week.

ACTIVE: The National Bike Summit begins today and runs through Wednesday. It’s billed as, “The largest gathering of bike advocates.” So don’t drive to the summit.

CULTURE: We’re recommending the new Sally Mann exhibition, “A Thousand Crossings,” National Gallery of Art again. It just opened last weekend. The photography suits this week’s weather.

FILM: Icarus won Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars. It’s on Netflix. Watch it. Don’t take steroids.

FOOD + DRINK: Oyamel’s Tequila & Mezcal Festival begins tonight and runs through March 18. We love this restaurant and love this event. I’m a mezcal novice and if I keep attending this yearly festival I’ll slowly move up to guy-that-knows-what-mezcal-at-the-liquor-store.

FREE: If you make stuff (maker), you might be interested in the Maker Meetup at Shop Made in DC.

MUSIC: Gus Dapperton plays a sold-out Songbyrd. Songbyrd is small but selling out any venue in D.C. on a Monday night is a feat.

OUTSIDE: It’s going to be so cold today. So cold. It’s the last week to use the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink this season so at least there’s that?

STAGE: Young Playwrights’ Theater presents Silence is Violence: Whose Earth is This, DC? at Josephine Butler Parks Center.

STAY IN: Eddie Vedder performed at the Academy Awards for the In Memoriam. He did not attend for his work in Twin Peaks because Twin Peaks is a television show and the Academy Awards are for film. Anyway, watch season 3 of Twin Peaks. It’s fantastic.

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ACTIVE: Take a tango lesson in the Embassy of Argentina. You can learn how to dance on foreign soil. Technically foreign soil. You’ll probably still take a Lyft home.

CULTURE: If you’re looking to donate to the Smithsonian and wear fancy clothes on a Tuesday night, we’re recommending All that Glitters: Adopt-a-Book Evening at the Smithsonian Castle.

FILM: Reliable Tavern has a Day of the Dude celebration. The Big Lebowski would work as a pop-up bar theme but most bowling alleys not downtown are already Big Lebowski themed bars.

FOOD + DRINK: Collective Action for Safe Spaces hosts MeToo from the Margins: Join the Movement to End Harassment at Sudhouse.

FREE: Impulse crowns a new queen at Town at Advocacy Gives Birth To A Queen: Amateur Drag Queen Competition. The winner wins $1,000 and the title Miss Impulse DC 2018. No cover, suggested donation.

MUSIC: We like Crumb, Nappy Nappa and Dove Lady at Comet Ping Pong.

OUTSIDE: It’s going to be another day of ugly weather so eat a healthy lunch that’s also a fundraiser. There’s a Relay For Life (they’re an organization that fights cancer, the name is a little confusing) fundraiser at Beefsteak. We’re including this because Beefsteak is another José Andrés spot and have you ever seen this Beefsteak’s veggie man?

STAGE: The very popular podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno is at the Warner Theatre.

STAY IN: Pick up the new Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman. It’s released today. I have no interest in watching The Bachelor (I’m a minority in the BYT office) but I’m fascinated by the dedication this show garners.

ACTIVE: We told you about the She Believes Cup in Your Best March so we’re including this viewing party at Mackey’s Public House for the USWNT vs. England watch party.

CULTURE: Funk Parade does a great job bringing together musicians and music lovers for one big love fest every spring. The Funk Parade’s FunkPowered Kickoff Party is tonight at Marvin. Meet some music lovers and find out how you can be involved in this year’s celebration.

FILM: Skip out on work and watch Onibaba at the Freer and Sackler Galleries.

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FOOD + DRINK: We recommended the Crooked Run Beer Dinner at Roofers Union in our Draft Picks.

FREE: DCDIT presents Abdu Ali on the Millennium Stage. It’s part of the Direct Current festival.

MUSIC: Nada Surf begins their anniversary Let Go 15th anniversary tour at Black Cat. It’s their best work. Purchase tickets in advance. It’s likely to sell out.

OUTSIDE: Last month the Hirshhorn revisited Krzysztof Wodiczko‘s projections. Due to shootings (the projection features a gun) it was postponed. They return for three nights beginning tonight.

STAGE: Learn about why you’re sneezing/tired/have a fever/have the chills at The Science of Flu: 100 Years of Fighting a Drifting, Shifting Virus at the National Museum of Natural History.

STAY IN: Didn’t enjoy the Oscars monologue? The Independent Spirit Awards monologue was very funny. Watch it on YouTube.

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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Feature photo Krzysztof Wodiczko, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C. at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC.

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