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Don’t sleep through September.

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.


FILM: Catch a screening of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Measure For Measure at West End Cinema.

FOOD + DRINK: Celebrate Pisco y Nazca‘s first anniversary half priced pisco sours all day long.

FREE: Listen to author Ray Locker talk about his book Haig’s Coup at Kramerbooks.

MUSIC: Get down with the folks in Dehd, Deeper and Bottled Up at Songbyrd.

STAGE: Catch the iconic D.C. actor Edward Gero as Falstaff at Folger Theatre‘s 1 Henry IV! And come back to the website for our interview with

STAY IN: Run to your nearest local bookstore and pick up a copy of Rick Ross’s autobiography Hurricanes. What a title.

CULTURE: Booze your Wednesday away at DC Brau‘s Oktoberfest celebration.

FILM: Suns Cinema is showing the Argentinian cartoon Mafalda. Kick back, drink a cocktail and soak it all in.

FOOD & DRINK: If you have $145 burning a hole in your wallet, you can spend your evening making rum cocktails with the oldest rum in Puerto Rico at barmini.

FREE: Show off your Arabic skills (or soak up the conversation) at The Green Zone.

MUSIC: Boogie the night away to Of Monsters and Men and Lower Dens at The Anthem.

OUTSIDE: Check out this art history focused tour of the U.S. Botanic Garden.

STAGE: Blacks’ Myth is celebrating their EP release with Sunwatches and Anteloper at Comet Ping Pong

STAY IN: The best Lord of the Rings movie is now on Netflix. Crack open a beer and dive into The Two Towers.

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.