Best Weekend Bets

Hey everyone! This week’s long selection of weekend events on D.C. BEST WEEKEND BETS are, as always, hand picked from our awesome AGENDA HOMEPAGE and carefully calibrated for maximum fun, minimum stress with Golden Girls as a theme because it’s the sequel to Girls, which ends this weekend.

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Some really cool things on the horizon:

JUST ANNOUNCED: We are thrilled to partner with Library of Congress on Bibliodiscotheque. Gloria Gaynor! Tim Gunn! Mike Simonetti! Super sold-out! Sorry.

Zoofari is coming! Save on tickets with us!

Did you miss the first Halcyon stage outing? Grab tickets now for the next ones.

• SAVE THE DATE: We are thrilled to be media sponsoring Dine-N-Dash again.

•  Plus, some BIG, MASSIVE, SUPER SHINY announcements coming up so: stay forever in the loop and follow us on Facebook & Twitter & Instagram & Pinterest. Use #BYThings too.

Can you even contain the excitement?

The answer is sold-out means sold-out.

THIS_WEEK_ON_BYTAll sorts of great stuff:

• Lots of beer this week. It began with Freshly Tapped: Soused.

• If you’re more of a cocktail fan, you need to visit the Columbia Room.

• Easter is Sunday. Eat that brunch!

• Our What’s In Your Fridge series usually highlights chefs. This week we looked inside the refrigerator in the Small Mammal House in the National Zoo.

• We Taste Tasted the new menu at Ripple.

• The Sad Girl Taste-Tests continue with The “Nuclear” Korean Fire Noodle Challenge.

• Plus, we brought you our weekly FREE AND ALMOST FREE THINGS TO DO IN D.C. & SHOWS TO GET PUMPED FOR THIS WEEK & HAPPY HOUR HOTLINE . USE THEM.

SOCIAL MEDIA BONUS: tag all your Instagram stuff #BYThings (@brightestyoungthings) and get a chance to shine on OUR Instagram feed too.

Sometimes we put lots of photos of sauce in our Instagram feed.

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THURSDAY

• Author everyone loves David Sedaris is at the Strathmore.

• Diet Cig at Rock & Roll Hotel is a good show that we recommend.

• The popular podcast (what a world!) Welcome to Night Vale is at Lincoln Theatre.

• Heavy Breathing is at Black Cat.

Chicago starring Brandy is at the Kennedy Center.

• Pile, Gnarwahl, and Two Inch Astronaut are at DC9.

• Some of us will be at Film and Talk: A Legacy of Mies and King: Modernizing the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library at the National Building Museum.

• Celebrate Fruhlingsfest at Wunder Garten. Don’t know what Fruhlingsfest is? It involves beer and drinking outside.

• The National Museum of American History hosts the American History (After Hours): Women in WWI.

• Dance to some Columbian music at Tropicalia.

The Washington Capitals are very good and begin the playoffs at home against the Maple Leafs.

• See Kawehi at Songbyrd.

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff (SERIOUSLY, JUST SO MANY)

FRIDAY

• We wholeheartedly recommend Cherry Blast at Dock 5. Come back to BYT early next week for photos.

• Curator Mika Yoshitake is holding a gallery talk about Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors exhibition.

• Curren$y is at Howard Theatre. He’s good live.

• Katherine Jessup hosts the Off the Rails!! Comedy Happy Hour at Drafthouse Comedy.

• Chaz Bundick Meets the Mattson 2 at U Hall. This sounds like a fun children’s show but it is not.

• Def Leppard, Poison, Tesla will be at Royal Farms Arena. This does not sound like a children’s show but there will be more children at Royal Farms Arena than U Hall.

Listen to jammy music and do jammy things with The Motet at 9:30 Club.

• The Wedding Present and Colleen Green are at Rock & Roll Hotel.

• Dan TDM is at DAR. Don’t know Dan TDM? He’s on YouTube and plays video games. What a world!

• Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness is at Fillmore Silver Spring. He’s bringing the wilderness to Silver Spring.

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff

SATURDAY

Do some daytime stuff:

• SAAM and BYT’s: Cherry BlossOM Yoga in the Courtyard is very sold-out. Sign up to join the waiting list.

Tax March on Washington. Come back Monday for photos.

• Rhode Island Ave is celebrating PorchFest.

• We really enjoyed A Raisin in the Sun at Arena Stage. Go to a matinee.

• Venture out to Wolf Trap for an afternoon show of The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC presents God Save the Queens.

• Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World at EagleBank Arena. A few of us saw the Verizon Center show. It’s incredibly impressive and not nearly as sad because there aren’t any elephants. The tigers will still make you kind of sad.

• The Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival begins at 2. Stay later. For fireworks. Fireworks work better in the dark.

Go home and heal your wounds:

Then:

• Prepare for Jesus’ revenge at Church Night at Black Cat.

Kennedy Center honors Pete Seeger with the show Pete Seeger and the Power of Song: Tribute to a Folk Legend featuring Rosanne Cash, John Leventhal, Judy Collins, and many, many more. Get there early for the free show on the Millennium Stage: Songs for Hope: A D.C. Tribute to Pete Seeger.

• Celebrate Colony Club‘s second birthday.

• Another popular podcast (what a world!), Guys We [email protected]#ked, is at 9:30 Club.

• Mod Sun is at U Hall.

• Biffy Clyro is at 9:30 Club.

• If you didn’t get enough of Damaged City Fest, head to The Pinch for Slapshot, Activate, Copstabber, Oldham Boys and more.

Capital Fringe is throwing a spring/Bauhaus themed party.

• The Biff Bang Pow Dance Party is at Slash Run.

• Adele Givens is at the DC Improv.

• The Town & Country Anniversary Dance is at Union Market. When did you last go square dancing? Have you ever gone square dancing?

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff 

SUNDAY

• Looking for some good new brunches to try? Check out our food section.

For your other staying-in-viewing pleasure:

• Check out our Weekly BYT Guide To DVD Releases / On Demand / Instant Netflixing.

• Not sure what to see in the theater? Check out our film section for reviews.

Leaving the house for cheesecake and more fun?

• It’s Easter! Brunch! Order cheesecake at brunch!

• If you’d rather enjoy art than eat eggs, we recommend the C A T A L Y S T photo exhibition celebrating Black female entrepreneurship. It’ll be hosted by A Creative DC artist-in-residence, Malissa Wilkins, on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market.

• A very good show is Betty Who and VÉRITÉ at 9:30 Club.

• We’re most excited for Sweet Spirit at Black Cat.

• The National Air and Space Museum is doing a special “best film of each generation” Star Trek double feature with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek (2009).

Hometown Sounds presents Olivia Mancini on the Millennium Stage.

City of the Sun and Dope Francis are at Comet Ping Pong.

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff…

And just like that, the weekend is over. How do you feel about that?

DONT_FORGETPHEW. THAT WAS A LOT. BUT:  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. NO EXCUSES.

Till next time, do not ponder life and death.