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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: The next Profs and Pints, “On Gender and Cats,” should be an interesting look about the depiction of cats and femininity in pop culture.

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FILM: See Jennifer Connelly before Labyrinth in Phenomena at Slash Run.

FOOD + DRINK: Happy 11th birthday, Breadsoda!

FREE: The Two Beer Queers, featuring BYT’s Tom Hausman, brings their second live show to TRADE.

MUSIC: Fans of Sleater-Kinney will want to be at U Hall for Filthy Friends.

STAGE: BYT faves St. Lucia play an, “Intimate and Acoustic,” show at Sixth & I.

STAY IN: Watch the season finale of Barry. It’s on HBO. You’re familiar with that network.

CULTURE: Enjoy the misery of others dating lives at Drafthouse Comedy’sStory + Party: True Dating Stories.”

FILM: Outdoor movie season is here! Adams Morgan Movie Nights kicks off with Armageddon.

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FREE: Deadheads will like “The Continuing Story of America’s Greatest Rock Band” at the Capital Gallery building.

MUSIC: If you have a place for Reel Big Fish and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones in your two-toned heart, you’ll be interested in the D.C. premiere of Pick It Up – Ska in the 90s at E Street Cinema.

OUTSIDE: Two out of the ordinary events at Audi Field this week. The first recommendation is the Congressional Soccer Match. If you’ve ever wanted to see Congresspeople run around a big field, here’s your chance.

STAGE: If you’ve ever wished Michael Bolton tunes were even more epic, you’re in luck! He performs with the NSO Pops at The Kennedy Center.

STAY IN: Watch the series finale of Veep. It’s also on HBO.

CULTURE: This evening’s performance of Washington National Opera’s Tosca at the Kennedy Center is the WNO’s Pride night. This is a reminder that our COUNTDOWN! party is Friday, May 31 and tickets are still available.

FILM: The JxJ Washington Jewish Film Festival continues with The Mamboniks with a Q&A with filmmaker Alexis Gillespie at AFI Silver Spring.

FOOD + DRINK: One of the best human beings, José Andrés, speaks about his new all vegetable cookbook, Vegetables Unleashed, at Sixth & I. Related, read our recent Dream Jobs feature on World Central Kitchen’s Josh Phelps. Also related, buy tickets to Dine-N-Dash.

FREE: Man with 35 Emmys (not a typo, 35, thirty five, XXXV) Scott Pelley speaks about his new memoir at Politics and Prose.

MUSIC: Chromatics finally come back to D.C. at 9:30 Club. See them before you have to wait another 5+ years for their next D.C. date.

OUTSIDE: DC United has an international friendly against Real Betis at Audi Field. This should be a lot of fun. It’s a good introduction to live soccer for the hesitant not-sports-fan.

STAGE: Enjoy the music of Stranger Things with Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein performing the music of Stranger Things at The Kennedy Center.

STAY IN: Enjoy Stranger Things on your couch. Is Stranger Things the new Game of Thrones? Probably not but watch the trailer for season 3.

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.

Listen to our radio show! BYT Radio hosted by Brandon Wetherbee (the person writing this) streams Thursdays at noon. Listen live. Subscribe in iTunes. Say nice things about it in iTunes. Our last few episodes have highlighted the D.C. arts community. If you like things like art and community, you may want to stream/download a few.

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