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Get Monday drunk, dance to Soccer Mommy and play hooky. Your week doesn’t look half bad.

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: Profs & Pints talk about bats at Bier Baron. Lil flyin’ cuties.

FILM: Hirshhorn is screening the Talking Heads film Stop Making Sense. They’re going to be stuck in your head all day.

FOOD + DRINK: Get Monday drunk with Clue themed cocktails at The Royal.

FREE: Swing by Songbyrd for a premiere of Uno Hype’s music video for “Pot of Gold.”

MUSIC: Frank Turner (and Kayleigh Goldsworthy) are at Warner Theatre.

STAGE: Or you could go check out IDLES and Preoccupations and 9:30 Club.

STAY IN: Stay at home and watch the luscious, sprawling horror film Suspiria (2018) on Amazon Prime Video.

CULTURE: Your good friend David Sedaris is at the Kennedy Center. What a delight.

FILM: Stop by Suns Cinema to catch the music doc Witch: We Intend to Cause Havoc.

FOOD + DRINK: The Mexican Cultural Institute hosts a killer mezcal tasting party featuring plenty of food, art and music.

FREE: The hosts of Dish City, WAMU’s D.C. food podcast, swing by Reliable Tavern to answer all your questions about mumbo sauce.

MUSIC: Head on over to Slash Run and dance the night away to Bike Thieves, Weird Babies and Flowerbomb.

STAGE: WILCO takes over the The Anthem. Make sure to show up early to catch Soccer Mommy! I like them more than I like WILCO.

STAY IN: Stay at home and watch the underrated horror sci-fi Event Horizon. It’s hell… in space!

CULTURE: The Kennedy Center is hosting a talk with BET’s Jerry Barrow and Pharoahe Monch about the making of his album Internal Affairs.

FILM: Get cultured at the Goethe-Institut‘s screening of Bagdad Café. It’s apart of the fifth annual Films Across Borders film series.

FOOD & DRINK: Red Bear Brewing is serving up three barrel aged versions of their draft brews.

FREE: Play hooky and take a midday tour through the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory.

MUSIC: Miss June and Broken Hills take over your favorite 9th Street music venue, DC9.

STAGE: Olive Kitteridge author (and Pulitzer Prize winner) Elizabeth Strout chats about her new book Olive, Again at Sidwell Friends School.

STAY IN: Stay at home and watch the sharply edited and deeply creepy movie Hereditary on Kanopy.

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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