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The REACH is open. D.C. Beer Week is here. Your week doesn’t look half bad.

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 REACH is open! Check out the play Everybody Black by Dave Harris.

FILM: Dig into some German cinema with Aguirre, the Wrath of God at E Street Cinema.

FOOD + DRINK: It’s D.C. Beer Week! We recommend you stop by Right Proper for a solid portion of roasted pig and fermented beer.

FREE: Rachel Monroe talks about her new book Savage Appetites at Solid State Books.

MUSIC: Richie Ramone swings by Slash Run to play with Tender Beats, The Ravagers and SWALTB.

STAGE: Catch Quinn Christopherson and Angelica Garcia at Songbyrd.

STAY IN: Lip Sync to the Rescue features real live fire fighters lip syncing and it premieres on CBS tonight Stay home and watch the garbage fire burn.


CULTURE: The REACH is open! Dance your Tuesday away with A Tribe Called Red.

FILM: The Embassy of Finland is screening Concrete Night and it looks haunting.

FOOD + DRINK: It’s still DC Beer Week! Take advantage of our city’s killer brews at ChurchKey‘s fifth annual D.C. tap takeover.

FREE: Spend a day kicking it with 730DC at The Wing. For free.

MUSIC: Spend some time with Ceremony, Choir Boy, Glitterer and Truth Cult at U Street Music Hall.

OUTSIDE: DC Fray hosts a casual night time glow yoga at Audi Field.

STAGE: Our good friend / Bentzen Ball alum Antoni brings his show to the Lincoln Theatre.

STAY IN: If you can’t see Antoni at the Lincoln, you can always stay home and watch Queer Eye.

THEATRE: We’re in the midst of Theatre Week, which is really just an excuse to see plays you were planning on seeing with a much more affordable ticket. Tonight we’re recommending the Tony and Pulitzer winning Doubt: A Parable at Studio Theatre.

CULTURE: The REACH is open! Check out Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast.

FILM: Grab a burger and sit down for a nice screening of I Was a Teenage Zombie at Slash Run.

FOOD & DRINK: Keep the Beer Week buzz going at Roofer’s Union’s Kick the Keg Contest.

FREE: Ron Charles, book critic at the Washington Post, is in conversation with poet Carmen Giménez Smith at the Hill Center.

MUSIC: Head to the Black Cat to see The Messthetics, Janel Leppin and Mock Identity.

STAGE: Death Becomes Us alum / fantastic true crime podcast Criminal is at the Lincoln Theatre.

STAY IN: There’s a new Terrace House season on Netflix! Dive right into this very sweet Japanese reality TV show.

THEATRE: Tonight’s Theatre Week pick is the opening week of the highly anticipated, 2019 Pulitzer winning plan, Fairview, at Woolly Mammoth.

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.