Announcing: The Bentzen Ball & Story District Horror Show!
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Sunday 07/23
REI Skillet Battle 2017 @ REI Wunder Garten
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Ready for an afternoon of outdoorsy fun and skillet-mania with REI and Brightest Young Things?

Join us on July 22 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Wundergarten for a day dedicated to everyone’s favorite cast iron cooking utensil – the skillet!

Featuring: SKILLET ONLY cooking showdowns with an amateur chef round and a professional chef round!

Our Pro Chef Competitors:  Watch the chefs from some of your favorite restaurants duke it out for true skillet supremacy for the non-profit of their choice! Featuring:

Chef Jesse Miller – Executive Chef at Bar Pilar Competing for Chesapeake Conservancy

Chef Matt Delano – Executive Chef at Summer House Santa Monica & Stella Barra Competing for Washington Area Bicyclists Association

& MORE TBA Our Skillet Battle Judges: Tasked with the difficult job of tasting the chef’s final scrumptious concoctions

Laura Hayes City Paper Food Editor & Young & Hungry Columnist Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley Executive Chef & Partner at Smoked & Stacked and Season 13 Top Chef Finalist Chef Johnny Spero Executive Chef at Columbia Room AND YOU? One lucky guest will receive the opportunity to be an official skillet fest judge and taste all the dishes!

Live Music From: Nick & Luke Tiffany Shanta All New Genetically Altered Jug Band

Details: Saturday, July 22nd 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Wundergarten 1101 First St NE Washington DC 20002 Free admission! No RSVP required!

+sweet games, photobooth, awesome prizes, +cold beer, food sampling from local and national foodstuff purveyors +live music!

Check out Skillet Battle on Facebook Mark your calendars and see you on July 22nd!

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The Bentzen Ball is teaming up with our friends at Story District to bring you a special
Halloween storytelling HORROR SHOW!
Tickets on sale now at:


The BYT Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival + Story District Present:
True stories about ghosts, devils, and things that go bump in the night.
A Halloween Special!


Oct 30th, 2016
5:30pm Doors / 7:00pm Show
The Howard Theatre
620 T St NW
Washington, DC 20001
$20 tickets on sale now!
Ticket price goes up to $25 day of!
Tickets are not sold at the Howard box office!

This is an all ages event
Food and drinks will be for sale
Seating is GA

More about Story District (formerly SpeakeasyDC)
Named the “gold standard” in storytelling by The Washington Post and nominated for the 2012 DC Mayor’s Arts Awards for Innovation in the Arts, Story District has been crushing it on the storytelling stage since 1997. Now with over 25 shows a year at venues across the DMV and beyond and ongoing classes and corporate trainings, Story District will rock your world one story at a time. Learn more at

More about Bentzen Ball:
The Bentzen Ball is an annual comedy festival, curated by Tig Notaro and produced by BYT. This year it is happening Oct 27-30 and some of the funniest people in the country will be there. Check out the other shows at:

Stay connected:

OH and we have a bunch of Bentzen Ball podcasts happening at The Kennedy Center’s District of Comedy Festival starting tonight! Cause DC comedy festivals should all be friends!



The Bentzen Ball Podcast Studio: The Todd Glass Show:
June 23
– The Todd Glass Show

The Bentzen Ball Podcast Studio: Hard Nation
June 24
– Hard Nation

The Bentzen Ball Podcast Studio: Redacted Tonight Podcast

June 25 – Redacted Tonight Podcast

The Last Podcast on the Left
June 25
– The Last Podcast on the Left

+ a free after party

The Awesome 2016 BYT Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Non-Profit Partner:


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The Awesome 2016 BYT Bentzen Ball Transportation Partner:


The Awesome 2016 BYT Bentzen Ball Hotel Partner: