It’s still November. How is it still November?
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.
ACTIVE: Eat too much last week? Join a DC Run Crew “HIIT and RUN” November Session.
CULTURE: Profs and Pints presents “Racism and Evolution,” with Rui Diogo, associate professor of anatomy at Howard University’s College of Medicine and resource faculty member at George Washington University’s Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology at Bier Baron.
FILM: Suns’ Monday night queer film series Screen Queen Presents continues with Beautiful Thing.
FOOD + DRINK: The “world’s best bar,” Dandelyan, has a two night collaboration with The Gibson. The pop-up kicks off 10-year anniversary celebration. It opens at 8 p.m.
FREE: If you watched some football over the holiday and don’t necessarily feel good about it but want to keep watching it because the sport is better, you may enjoy Monday Night Audible! at Songbyrd.
MUSIC: How about Arin Ray at Songbyrd?
OUTSIDE: Walk around those Zoo Lights.
STAGE: If you want to learn something and feel powerless, you may enjoy “A Century After the 1918 Flu Pandemic: Why Are We Still Concerned Today?” at the National Academy of Sciences.
STAY IN: Creed is on Hulu. Maybe watch that instead of Creed II.
ACTIVE: Eat too much last week and didn’t do enough exercise with goats? Join the Yoga and Baby Goats at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.
CULTURE: Bernie Sanders talks about his new book at the Lisner. It’s a sci-fi thriller. JK. It’s about, “two years in the resistance.”
FILM: All About Actresses screens at the Embassy of France.
FOOD + DRINK: D.C.’s most popular pop-up bar is in full holiday mode. The Miracle on Seventh Street is now open.
FREE: The National Woman’s Party hosts “A Night of Suffrage Theater” at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument.
MUSIC: We like Freddie Gibbs at U Street Music Hall.
OUTSIDE: Enjoy the Symphony of Lights Festivities in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods.
STAGE: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical begins its run at the National Theatre.
STAY IN: If you’d rather stay in and watch a miracle rather than wait to get inside Miracle on Seventh Street, watch Miracle on 34th Street.
ACTIVE: It’s finally time to visit the National Gallery of Art ice rink.
CULTURE: Spend your night with Audie Cornish of All Things Considered as she chats with the screenwriters of The Front Runner, a book turned movie that explores the fall of Colorado Senator Gary Hart. Get $5 off your ticket with the code BYT!
FILM: A film you probably never heard of, an underground movie starring a bunch of unknowns The Big Lebowsky (sp?) screens at Arlington Drafthouse.
FOOD + DRINK: Little Coco’s hosts a dinner of wild game and wine. If you’re craving bison and Scottish guinea hen, look no further.
FREE: The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is technically a free option.
MUSIC: John Legend’s holiday show comes to MGM National Harbor. John Legend is very talented and Christmas music is great and neither of these statements should be controversial.
STAGE: WORLD STAGES: Barber Shop Chronicles begins its short run at The Kennedy Center.
STAY IN: The people that made The Bigge Lebowski (sp?) have a new film, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, on Netflix.
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