Axios D.C. Weekender

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🌱 Hey, Thursday! Analis and Maxwell here. April 20 is Saturday and the city is jam-packed with 420-friendly events.

🚨 Situational awareness: The Nats take on the Houston Astros this weekend at Nationals Park.

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1 big thing: 🍃 Keep it rollin'

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Enjoy live music headlined by Wu-Tang Clan, shop from over 100 vendors and learn more about cannabis policy and advocacy at the National Cannabis Festival.

If you go: It is illegal to buy or sell marijuana in D.C. outside of medical dispensaries. There will be no medical dispensaries on-site.

Stop by: Concerts and programming will take place at RFK Campus. Two-day regular general admission tickets start at $130.

Catch up quick: D.C. lawmakers decline stricter rules on dispensaries near schools

Here are more 420-friendly events this weekend in D.C.:

🎨 Puff n' Paint: Paint and sample products from 1–9pm at YANA Wellness and Creativity Center. Tickets are $55.

🎶 Reggae on the Roof: Hear reggae sets by local DJs 3–9pm Saturday at Decades. Free until 5pm. RSVP here.

🎉 Party on Main Street: Enjoy local food trucks, live music and giveaways noon-8pm Saturday at Mary & Main in Capitol Heights. Free.

Other things to do in D.C. this weekend

🎞️ Filmfest DC: The 38th running of Filmfest DC begins Friday and goes through April 28. Enjoy 65 films from 32 countries at theaters and embassies across the city. View tickets and full schedule here.

🏎 Red Bull Showrun DC: See the Oracle Red Bull Racing team (Formula One) in action at a fan festival 2–7pm Friday at Union Market, and a showing of their RB7 race car 4–6pm Saturday on Pennsylvania Avenue (Third Street to Seventh Street). Free.

🖤 ChocolateCon: Celebrate Black culture through live music, art, local vendors and food 11am–6pm Sunday at Taoti Creative (The Barracks Main Street). View lineup here. Reserve free tickets here.

2. What's new on Netflix, Hulu, Max and Prime Video

"The Circle" host Michelle Buteau. Photo: Ben Blackall/Netflix

Here's what's new on Netflix, Hulu, Max, Prime Video, Apple TV+, Peacock and Paramount+.

What we're watching: A new season of Netflix's social competition show, the second installment of "Rebel Moon" and a new documentary about the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

My pick of the week

"The Circle" — Season 6 available now on Netflix

Behind the scenes: Filming was moved from the U.K. to Atlanta for seasons six and seven.

My thought bubble: In a new twist, one of the contestants is an OpenAI chatbot (also named Max), and I was blown away by its ability to strategize the game and carry out conversations that sound authentic and human.

Don't miss these

"Rebel Moon Part 2: The Scargiver" — Available tomorrow on Netflix

What they're saying: Part 2 "is a war movie," following the previous film that set everything up, director Zack Snyder said in a press release.

Fun fact: Snyder planted his own wheat fields for the battle scenes in this film, and the entire cast had to take a course on how to harvest wheat.

"An American Bombing: The Road to April 19th" — Available now on Max

The intrigue: Former President Bill Clinton appears in this documentary that revisits the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

More to watch

"High Hopes" on Hulu

  • Jimmy Kimmel is the executive producer of this new reality series about a pair of brothers from Belarus who own one of the oldest dispensaries in Hollywood. Available Saturday.

"The Jinx Part Two" on Max

  • This new docuseries is a continuation of 2015's "The Jinx," an investigation of real estate billionaire Robert Durst that led to his arrest for the murder of his longtime friend Susan Berman. Available Sunday.

"Under the Bridge" on Hulu

  • Academy Award nominee Lily Gladstone stars in this new limited series based on Rebecca Godfrey's true crime novel about the 1997 murder of Reena Virk. Available now.

"The Upshaws" season 5 on Netflix

  • Netflix's sitcom starring Mike Epps, Wanda Sykes and Kim Fields has already been renewed for a sixth season. Available now.

"CTRL+ALT+DESIRE" on Paramount+

  • Filmmakers with intimate access to convicted killer Grant Amato uncover how his obsession with a cam girl led to him killing his parents and brother. Available now.

"Going Home With Tyler Cameron" on Prime Video

  • The former "The Bachelorette" contestant stars in this new reality show and reunites with fellow alumni including Matt James, Rachael Kirkconnell, Jason Tartick and Hannah Brown. Available now.

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Our picks:

❤️ Maxwell is spending time with friends and family in North Carolina.

🥳 Analis is wishing her mom and brother happy birthday on Sunday.

Have a great weekend!

Thanks to our editor Carly Mallenbaum and copy editor Egan Millard.