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It’s getting a little chillier. Is fall finally here?

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: The Law Enforcement Museum is giving away $25,000. You might want to go check it out.

FILM: Dos Mamis is dishing out choripan, candy bars, nachos and watching Selena.

FOOD + DRINK: Our Trivia Guide is perfect for a night like tonight.

FREE: Zone out with some Skylight Soundscapes at The REACH.

MUSIC: Bloc Party takes over The Anthem with Silent Alarm and Cults.

STAGE: Eric Andre brings his Legalize Everything tour to the Warner.

STAY IN: Have you read Severance by Ling Ma? You should read Severance.

CULTURE: Locked out Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians perform and talk about the lock out at Busboys and Poets in Takoma.

FILM: Catch a screening of Our Latin Thing at Suns Cinema.

FOOD + DRINK: Up your wine game with Cork and Fork‘s single varietal tasting.

FREE: DCPL hosts a talk about The Sapphire Sapphos, D.C.’s first political / social / cultural group for black lesbians.

MUSIC: Mannequin Pussy is at DC9! Their new album Patience kicks absolute ass.

OUTSIDE: Learn how to take care of finicky orchids (those are outside plants? Maybe? Someone tell me) at REWILD.

STAGE: Stop by U Street Music Hall to catch Bleached and Paranoyds.

STAY IN: Tigers Are Not Afraid is now streaming on Shudder. It’s supposed to be one of the best horror movies of the year. A Shudder subscription is $5. You know what to do.

CULTURE: Author Liese O’Halloran Schwarz talks about her book The Possible World at Loyalty Books.

FILM: Head on over to the Embassy of Japan to see Drowning Love.

FOOD & DRINK: Drink all of the bourbon at American Eats.

FREE: Hit up a rooftop punk show and see Taciturn and Clear Channel at DCPL.

MUSIC: Dance pop queen Marina comes to The Anthem. If you’re looking to get sweaty with some strangers on a Wednesday, this is a good bet.

STAGE: Dorian Electra plays The Pie Shop, which feels like a shockingly small venue.

STAY IN: Welcome to spooky season, AHS 1984 debuts tonight.

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.