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It’s Halloween week. Last week felt like Halloween week but this is actually Halloween week. But everyday feels like Halloween to us.

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: We were kinda busy with Bentzen Ball and missed the opening of Pat Steir: Color Wheel at the Hirshhorn. Check it out on a calmer weekday. 

FILM: Enjoy Nosferatu and spooky cocktails at Slash Run.

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FOOD + DRINK: If you’d like to visit a Christmas themed bar during Hallween week, head to The Wonderland Ballroom.

FREE: Watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at the Smithsonian Castle. Free popcorn too!

MUSIC: Bea Miller is at 9:30 Club.

STAGE: Chef Sean Brock talks about his new book, SOUTH, with Chef José Andrés at La Cosecha. Andrés does some good stuff. Google that guy.

STAY IN: Been putting off watching the first part of the final season of Bojack but all things must pass so I might as well rip off the band aid tonight.

CULTURE: It’s time for the 17th Street High Heel Race! Come back to BYT Wednesday for photos! Don’t sprain an ankle.


FILM: The Warrior Tradition screens at American Indian Museum.

FOOD + DRINK: Oyamel hosts a Day of the Dead Cocktail Dinner.

FREE: Spend the morning at the Library of Congress for the “Quoth the Raven: Edgar Allan Poe and Derivative Works” program.

MUSIC: Big Freedia is at 9:30 Club. Freedia made a video from our 2014 Pride Party. 

STAGE: A little bit of everything will be at Little Salon 49: The Eve Before the Eve of All Hallows’ Eve.

STAY IN: The Nats can still win the World Series. Stay in and watch game 6.

TRUE CRIME: Come on down to PUB GRIMM and be the first to try out our true crime collaboration beer with Devil’s Backbone! Named after our true crime festival, the Death Becomes Us beer is a blood orange and tangerine sparkling pale ale that will send a shiver down your spine.

CULTURE: The Superfine Art Fair begins today and runs through the weekend.

FILM: Suns screens Evil Dead 2. Hell yeah.

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FOOD & DRINK: The Crown & Crow is hosting a Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark party.

FREE: Dan Deacon DJs U Hall. No cover.

MUSIC: See Jay Som at Rock & Roll Hotel and read our 2017 interview with Jay Som.

STAGE: The “Picturing the American Buffalo: A Conversation” program at the Smithsonian American Art Museum looks interesting.

STAY IN: We liked Dolemite Is My Name. Watch it on Netflix.


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.