Hey everyone! This week’s events on DC BEST WEEKEND BETS are, as always, hand selected from our awesome AGENDA HOMEPAGE and carefully calibrated for maximum fun, minimum stress and will use assorted images of Doctor Who because Doctor Who turns 50 this year! Well, time is relative, but whatever, DOCTOR WHO!
Before we start-a few PSAs…
UPCOMING BYT EVENTS:
- WE ARE DOING OUR FIRST BYT YEARBOOK EVER. And we want you to submit nominations of people/places/things for it. DO IT.
- Plus, stay forever in the loop and follow us on Facebook & Twitter & Pinterest too because we have MORE MAJOR EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING UP!
- ALSO: behold the the very necessary BYT VIP program, called VIPERS (yes!) which is all about making your life better with awesome things like: Paid reserves at select (already) sold-out shows, hugs-heavy bus trips to where-the-hell-is-that venues like Merriweather Post Pavilion, members-only ticket giveaways and discounts, priority line-jumping at BYT events, exclusive pre-pre-pre-sales, monthly secret happy hours where you can huddle amongst the rest of the VIPER elite + pick up extra schwag, super sweet Vipers-only pow wows with some of your favorite musicians, artists and local celebs. You’ll feel generous with your screwdriver.
MUST READS ON BYT THIS WEEK
- Did you come to our Sharks & Lasers party? Have you seen the photos?
- Are the parents planning a visit? Here’s the only guide you’ll ever need to keep them entertained.
- All that planning got us hungry. So we gave you first looks at OSTERIA MORINI + IRON GATE and had fun at Mole Fest at EL CENTRO D.F.
- The Transformer Silent Auction/Party at the Corcoran was everything we hoped it would be
- Whether we’re interviewing Sleigh Bells or seeing Sleigh Bells, we want to be in Sleigh Bells
- Gaga hater? We pity for you
- we’re giving away tickets to some very high profile shows, like Lauryn Hill + Ellie Goulding + ARCADE FIRE!
- and a bunch of other stuff +
- HEY IT IS NOVEMBER!
- Have your BEST NOVEMBER EVER courtesy of our ultimate month guide (and make sure you check out our NOVEMBER THEATRE + NOVEMBER COMEDY GUIDES TOO)
- Our trusty SHOWS TO GET PUMPED FOR THIS WEEK guide
- Our weekly FOOD NEWS ROUND UP has all the delicious scoop you can handle in DC
- LONG TERM USEFUL:
- Our FILM GUIDE: the best new releases, the worst new releases, the DC film events you want to see and more
- Our MUSIC GUIDE: best new albums, music for girls by girls, opening bands worth checking out, HOW TO MAKE IT AS A BAND in DC and more
- Our ART GUIDE: must see museum shows, awesome gallery openings, fairs, pop-ups and cool art events
- Our THEATRE GUIDE: shows to laugh, cry AND think about.
- Our FOOD/DRINK GUIDE: gorgeous photos of delicious food and drinks.
- Our STYLE GUIDE: know what to wear now that it’s cold.
- Our guide to the finest DC TRIVIA NIGHTS
- DC’S MOST AND LEAST EXPENSIVE COCKTAILS. Treat yo’self.
- BURLESQUE GUIDE - where to enjoy tassels and pasties in DC these days
- BRUNCH GUIDE 2013
- And as always-a gentle reminder we now how BYT NYC homepage too and publish a NYC Best Weekend Bets. So….tell yourself/friends to subscribe to it + follow us over there on twitter @BYTNYC.
Are you ready for the weekend, now?
- First things first:
- ALSO: peruse our FREE THINGS TO DO IN DC THIS WEEK as well as our HAPPY HOUR HOTLINE for budget friendly outings this weekend. We’re ALWAYS thinking of you. ALWAYS.
- feel like grabbing a drink right after work and enjoying the view? Stop by the P.O.V. Lounge and sample their new winter cocktail menu.
- our pick of the evening goes to TOPAZ + ARROW for their Manhattan, Bottles, and Bitters event at Black Whiskey
- Want to learn about your whiskey instead of just enjoying it? Meet the importer at The Local Vine Cellar
- learn something at THE ENCYCLOPEDIA SHOW at The Dunes
- enjoy Americana at 9:30 Club with Stephen Kellogg
- if you want more of a southern sound Mando Saenz is at Hill Country
- the not racist Kanye West is at Verizon Center
- + ALL SORTS OF other stuff (SERIOUSLY, JUST SO MANY)
- After a long week of work, unwind and enjoy the new fall menu at MASA 14
- before you go, grab a drink after work at on of the bars that made our 2013 Least Douchey Bars in DC list (hi5 to all the 2012 alums and all stars)
- it seems that a lot of us wore makeup we shouldn’t have worn when we were in high school, one of those people is DAVID CRABB, who brings his story of being a goth kid in Texas, to the Artisphere
- one of our favorite current soul bands, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, headline Black Cat
- it seems that a lot of us like Soul Coughing so M. Doughty of Soul Coughing is coming to 9:30 Club
- if you’re into a dancing mood, the super popular BAAUER is at U St Music Hall
- if you’re into lead singers that look like Guy Fieri, Smash Mouth is at the Howard
- if you’re into rappers that don’t take themselves too seriously, Hoodie Allen is at the Fillmore
- if you’re into quality indie folk and guys that wear vests, Vandaveer is at Rock and Roll Hotel
- funny people and fans of pie Andrew Bucket and Jenn Tisdale host COMEDY & PIE at The Dunes
- funny person Matt Koff (Comedy Central’s “Adam Devine’s House Party”) headlines Don’t Block The Box at the Wonderland Ballroom
- the monthly women’s LGBTQxyz dance party glittHER takes over Zeba Bar
- the classic (right?) Big Trouble in Little China screens at 11:45pm at the Angelika
- + ALL SORTS OF other stuff
- lots of awesome daytime stuff to do:
- Stay home and watch “THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR” special! TEN BEATS ELEVEN!!! Most of you have no idea what I’m saying. I am not sorry.
- Ben Folds is teaching a pop/rock master class to a few lucky kids in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Please, god, let him teach kids what “Brick” is about.
- use our DC PHO GUIDE + OUR DC RAMEN GUIDE as your lunch bibles for some perfect big bowl slurping during this cold, cold weather we’ve bee afflicted with this week.
- see badass women compete at the DC Armory for a DC Rollergirls Bout
- check out that Anchorman exhibit at the Newseum
- Restless City, a gritty look at a gritty New York City, screens for free at the National Gallery of Art
- spend the entire day and most of the night growing a mustache/drinking/eating/supporting charity at the H St Movemberfest
- legendary comedian Paul Mooney plays to an early crowd at the Howard Theatre
- then, break to refuel:
- at night:
- the gorgeous and wonderful sounds of Mazzy Star FINALLY are back on the road and are headed to the Fillmore
- person who is very good at musical instruments Bela Fleck plays Sixth & I
- like storytelling and short film? Speakeasy Shorts may be perfect for you
- the guy that’s super good at posing like Jesus Christ, Chris Cornell plays Lincoln Theatre
- the City Rhythms Festival may inspire you to take a dance class
- for dancing purposes:
- if didn’t get into BAAUER at U Hall you can get into BAAUER at 9:30 Club
- just because U Hall is producing a show at 9:30 means U Hall is closed, see BLISS with Will Eastman, Ozker and Baronhawk at U Hall
- get into an 80s mood/move with The Legwarmers at State Theatre
- + ALL SORTS OF other stuff:
- BRUNCH TIME!
- ALSO-take a minute and nominate someone awesome for FIRST BYT YEARBOOK EVER inclusion. It will feel good.
- As we all know-Sunday is movie day in the BYT land. Check back Friday to read all of the words you need to know about new releases in our FILM SECTION.
- Feel more like staying in? HOME ENTERTAINMENT column TO THE RESCUE
- leaving the house?
- LISSIE headlines 9:30 Club. Did you win tickets?
- up-and-coming local punk band that we like a lot, Joy Buttons, plays Black Cat
- Jon Carrol, aka the guy that co-wrote “Afternoon Delight,” plays a free show on the Millennium Stage
- Comizi d’amore, a 1964 Italian film about being super cool in Italy in 1964, screens at the National Gallery of Art
- P!nk brings acrobatics, sort-of songs to the Verizon Center
- + ALL SORTS OF other stuff
PHEW. THAT WAS A LOT. PLUS: THERE ARE A BAJILLION OTHER THINGS TO DO LISTED IN THE BYT AGENDA PAGES, so use it (to both post your events and search for them) and if you think we may have missed something, comment away–you know you want to.
- TILL NEXT TIME, don’t live in the past: