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Your first full week of October is filled with great beer, good movies and a very special BYT Book Swap!

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: Our good friends at Pop-Up Magazine take over the Lincoln Theatre for their escape issue. It’s a good time.

FILM: Slash Run is screening The Fly! Go get your Chronenberg fill.

FOOD + DRINK: Enjoy good food while supporting an important cause at Chefs Take a Stand to End Domestic Violence at Dock 5. All your D.C. favorites (including Anxo, Calico, Elle, Gravitas, Himitsu and The Riggsby) will be there.

FREE: Learn about the history of D.C.’s theater scene at the Cleveland Park Public Library.

MUSIC: Sturgill Simpson plays the theme to The Dead Don’t Die 50 times in a row at the Black Cat.

STAGE: Spend some quality personal time with Rick Ross at the Fillmore.

STAY IN: Start your morning off with a leisurely screening of A Quiet Place on Hulu. Just kidding! It’s incredibly intense! You’ll never think about corn the same way.

CULTURE: Author Ted Scheinman talks about his book Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan at the Southeast Neighborhood Library.

FILM: Take a quick trip to Paris at the French Embassy’s screening of Paris Frills.

FOOD + DRINK: Snallygaster Sightings have begun! Swing by The Partisan for sips from The Rare Barrel and Arizona Wilderness.

FREE: Bring some books and come on over to Eaton DC for BYT’s Fall Book Swap! It’s 100% free. You don’t even need to bring a book if you don’t want to. We always have books left over.

MUSIC: Dance your heart out to Kero Kero Bonito with Negative Gemini at 9:30 Club.

STAGE: Lose yourself in 19th-century Spain at the Mariinsky Ballet’s performance of Paquita at the Kennedy Center.

STAY IN: We’re going to keep this feel good horror train going by watching Under the Skin. It’s on Kanopy (a streaming service you can use for free if you have a DCPL library card) and it’s one of the most unnerving movies I’ve ever seen in my life.

CULTURE: PEN/Faulkner hosts a talk about graphic novels with Ebony Flowers, Gene Luen Yang, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez and Scott McCloud at Penn Social.
FILM: Suns Cinema is screening Wolfen and Blood RageA solid spooky / weird double feature.

FOOD & DRINK: The Sovereign is kicking off Snallygaster with kegs from Wolves & People, Crooked Stave and Cascade. Go enjoy some rare brews.

FREE: The Embassy of Peru hosts an opening reception for their new exhibition “Overtime” by the artist Magaly Sánchez.

MUSIC: The Japanese band DMBQ teams up with Heavy Breathing at Dew Drop Inn.

STAGE: Avril Lavigne is at MGM National! Do you think she will play her best song “Anything But Ordinary”?

STAY IN: Since we’ve watched some tense, harrowing horror films this week, let’s take a breather and dive into Creep (2014), a funny, weird, always keep you guessing horror movie starring Mark Duplass on Netflix. It’s one of my favs.

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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