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Rain was supposed to be an April thing. Outdoor movies are supposed to start this month. Less rain, more celluloid outside, please.

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. There was too much rain last weekend.

CULTURE: We’re recommending Robert Caro in conversation with Chuck Todd at Sixth & I.

FILM: The Freer celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a screening of the first Hollywood movie to feature a majority Asian American cast, Flower Drum Song.

FOOD + DRINK: It’s Old Town Cocktail Week. Take in a lecture on prohibition in Alexandria at the Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum.

FREE: Very excited for the WPFS’s next edition, featuring a screening of Santo En Anonimo Mortal at Smoke & Barrel. Just look at the poster!


Related, read our recent feature on WPFS president and co-founder Carl Cephas.

MUSIC: Santigold is in the midst of her 10 Years Golder Tour, a celebration of her most recent mixtape and debut record, which happens to be 10 years old. See her at Fillmore Silver Spring.

OUTSIDE: We usually don’t recommend events in Baltimore but it’s not usually Nurse Appreciation Week at Camden Yards. If you’ve ever wanted to combine your fandom of nursing and the Baltimore Orioles, this promo is for you! They’re giving away scrubs! Really! Hey every other Major League Baseball team, where’s your scrubs giveaway?!?

STAGE: Another anniversary concert of sorts. This recommendation is at 9:30 Club, where The Dandy Warhols celebrate 25 years of psychedelic rock.

STAY IN: If you have Sundance TV, watch State Of The Union. If you don’t have Sundance TV, you can’t watch it. It’s odd not to have every channel in 2019. It feels like we have every channel or no channels. Whatever. Someone you know has Sundance TV.

CULTURE: Fans of fairies will be interested in Profs & Pints: Summoning Fairies at La Pop.

FILM: It’s home movie day at Suns.

FOOD + DRINK: Brookland’s Finest is great and if you need a reminder their crab boil with DC Brau should do the trick.

FREE: Our free pick isn’t usually money themed. That changes with Tuesday’s pick, A People’s Choir sing-along at DC9, with the theme of $$$.

MUSIC: Head to Fillmore Silver Spring to see Chicago’s Smino.

OUTSIDE: Do some Glow Yoga on the Mall.

STAGE: East City Bookshop presents National Book Award-winning author of The Poet X, Elizabeth Acevedo, for a chat and signing of her new novel, With The Fire On High, at The Miracle Theatre.

STAY IN: Listen to our most recent episode of BYT Radio with excellent drink maker Derek Brown, buy his book and drink some cocktails.

CULTURE: The Nat Geo virtual reality event is sold-out. Our Friday night event at Nat Geo is not sold-out. Buy tickets now.

FILM: The JxJ fest, formerly known as the Washington Jewish Film Festival, kicks off at AFI Silver Spring with Redemption.

FREE: We recommended POW! WOW! in our Your Best May feature and stand by it. One of the best POW! WOW! events is the DC Secret Walls event at The LINE.

MUSIC: Ride a pony to City Winery and enjoy Ginuwine.

OUTSIDE: The Funk Parade is this Saturday. Kick things off a few days early at DC Bike Party’s Funk Ride.

STAGE: Lil Pump and Lil Skies play Fillmore Silver Spring. Lots of fun options this early week, both little and big.

STAY IN: If you prefer to listen to other podcasts instead of our podcast, we completely understand. Every week we publish a roundup of 5 podcasts we’re currently enjoying. I like our most recent edition because the theme is podcasts that ask questions.

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.

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