No more rain! The Crow was right, it can’t rain all the time*!
Every Thursday at 9 a.m we mail you our Best Weekend Bets. Best Weekday Bets are similar to our Best Weekend Bets but there’s more options since it’s more socially acceptable to have more fun on the weekend.
ACTIVE: The French Open begins today. Watching people play tennis counts is an activity.
CULTURE: Spend an evening with former Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards at the Cecile Richards Makes Trouble: A Conversation on Leadership program at the Hirshhorn.
FOOD + DRINK: One of D.C.’s best beer bars, The Sovereign, celebrates their Rammy nomination for beer program of the year with a week of special programming.
FREE: The CARE National Conference begins today at the Lisner. At 1 p.m. Sally Yates, former acting U.S. Attorney General who refused to defend the travel ban, kicks off the 2 day event.
MUSIC: Tune-Yard and My Brightest Diamond play 9:30 Club. Get there early for My Brightest Diamond.
OUTSIDE: The DC Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA, you know, MOAPIA, the acronym for the organization we’re all familar with) hosts free outdoor fitness sessions in Chinatown Park this summer to promote Mayor Bowser’s FitDC health and wellness initiative. Tonight is Zumba with Jordin’s Paradise.
STAGE: It’s industry night for 1984 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.
STAY IN: It’s couch night for Fahrenheit 451 on HBO Go/Now/whatever you use to watch HBO on demand.
CULTURE: Cézanne: Portraits of a Life screens at Avalon Theatre. If you want to see it on the big screen, this is your only chance in D.C.
FILM: Deaf people like Deadpool too. See Deadpool 2 with open captions at the IMAX in the Air & Space Museum.
FOOD + DRINK: EdibleDC does a good job keeping us up-to-date on the never ending supply of food news. Eat and drink with them tonight at District of Color: The 4th Annual EdibleDC Magazine Eat/Drink Local at Long View Gallery.
FREE: If it doesn’t rain, head to Marie Reed Elementary for The Big Lebowski as part of Adams Morgan Movie Nights.
MUSIC: New Found Glory and Bayside plays Fillmore Silver Spring. New Found Glory have been doing this for a very long time. Good for them.
OUTSIDE: The Congressional Baseball Game is a D.C. institution. Most people don’t realize there’s a Congressional Soccer Match. It’s tonight at Gozanga High School.
STAGE: Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot begins its run at the Shakespeare Theatre.
STAY IN: If it rains, skip Adams Morgan Movie Nights (they have rain dates for cancellations) and watch the Coen Brothers’ Fargo on Cinemax since you’ve most likely seen The Big Lebowski more than Fargo and Fargo is a superior film.
ACTIVE: Today’s yoga suggestion is stretching in the Luce Foundation Center in the American Art Museum.
CULTURE: Pussy Riot plays Black Cat. We’re including this in culture because name one Pussy Riot song. Name one. Just one.
FILM: Suns is doing some adventurous programming. Tonight it’s The Works of Winsor McCay with Music Selected by Pharaoh Haqq.
FOOD + DRINK: The Inn at Little Washington tops the list as the restaurant I’d like to dine at in/around D.C. Tonight’s event at The National Museum of American History, An Evening with The Inn at Little Washington, features chef and Inn creator Patrick O’Connell being interviewed by artistic director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company Michael Kahn followed by a Virginia springtime tasting menu. Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema introduces the evening. This sounds amazing.
FREE: Critical Exposure’s Annual Exhibit of Youth Photography for Social Change is tonight at the Thurgood Marshall Building. Free entry, suggested donation.
MUSIC: Rainy May weather means it’s a fine time for loud metal in a brewery. Borracho, Howling Giant, Caustic Casanova are at Atlas Brew Works. There’s a 20% chance of rain.
OUTSIDE: We recently updated our Bike Guide. One of the new features is advice for bikers. One of those piece of advice is to get involved with your local government and help influence how and where bike lanes will be added. Do that tonight at a bike lane town hall at the West End Library.
STAGE: We’ll be at Pop-Up Magazine at the Warner Theatre.
STAY IN: Watch The Crow on Hulu. It can’t rain all the time.
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*This line was written for one specific BYT staff member. She knows who she is. Also, it might rain. There’s a 60% change of scattered thunderstorms Tuesday.