Welcome to Fall. The high is 90 degrees today.
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: Jane Goodall is playing hot tunes (read: talking about primates) at The Anthem.
FILM: Swing by Smoke & Barrel for a casual screening of The Psychotronic Man and Danger 5.
FOOD + DRINK: We highly recommend you head to Brothers and Sisters for a very special bake sale featuring pies, cakes and cookies by D.C.’s Pichet Ong and the pie queen Nicole Rucker! You can read our delicious behind the scenes about the bake sale here.
FREE: Dance and soak up some art at La Terraza by the Former Residence of he Ambassadors of Spain.
MUSIC: Catch Whitney at 9:30 Club. They look like fine people.
STAGE: Spend a night at the intimate U Street Music Hall dancing to James Arthur.
STAY IN: Have you watch the Between Two Ferns movie on Netflix? That’s a thing you can do.
CULTURE: Bobby Flay is at a Williams Sonoma in Fairfax. Do you care enough about Beat Bobby Flay to take the Orange Line?
FILM: Shaolin Jazz’s Can I Kick It? series is screening The Running Man at Songbyrd.
FOOD + DRINK: It’s Dog’Toberfest at Dacha! Get a beer with your pup.
FREE: The Archives hosts author Kevin M. Levin as he talks about his book Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth.
MUSIC: Massive Attack is at The Anthem. I bet the light show is going to be excellent.
STAGE: It’s time for you to fly. REO Speedwagon is at the Warner Theatre.
STAY IN: Swing by your favorite local bookstore and pick up a copy of the graphic novel Rusty Brown. It took 16 years to make!
CULTURE: The Atlantic Festival brings a slew of smart people together for interesting conversations. Also Yo-Yo Ma will be there.
FILM: The Russia Cultural Center is screening Eugene Onegin and it looks beautiful.
FOOD & DRINK: Mess Hall has some of our favorite cooking classes. This week they’re going to teach you how to break down a whole tuna. Delightful.
FREE: There’s a rally to end gun violence at the Capitol.
MUSIC: Lizzo is at The Anthem! Just her being in D.C. makes the air feel lighter.
OUTSIDE: Walk around D.C. and eat everything in your path at the Taste of Uptown walking food tour.
STAGE: Kick it with Cat Power at the Lincoln Theatre.
STAY IN: Start getting your books ready for the BYT Fall Book Swap! We’ll be announcing more info on the website later today!
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.