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Hey everyone!
This week’s BEST WEEKEND BETS are, as always, hand selected from our awesome AGENDA HOMEPAGE and carefully calibrated for maximum fun, minimum stress. As far as the theme goes, it is Melissa McCarthy’s Sookie in Gilmore Girls. Because she’s COMING BACK to the reunion. And because it is official: Melissa McCarthy on her own is greater than Batman and Superman COMBINED.





THIS_WEEK_ON_BYTAll sorts of great stuff:





You seem ready.


  • First things first: our FREE THINGS TO DO IN DC GUIDE. And our HAPPY HOUR HOTLINE. We’re always thinking of you.
  • Eleanor Friedberger is at U Hall. We very much enjoyed her last album. We very much enjoyed ALL her albums. Read our (now annually guaranteed) interview with her here.
  • Bar we like Ivy and Coney is having a “Black Tie-ish Charity Gala.” $100 for a tuxedo t-shirt, food and open bar with proceeds going towards Bread For The City.
  • Lissie is at 9:30 Club.
  • ATTN poetry fans, Split This Rock is at Nat Geo.
  • DC Music Download takes over Songbyrd with Janel and Anthony, Kokayi, Louis Weeks and DJ Ayescold.
  • The 202 Comedy Festival we like tonight is The Diplomats of Comedy at Bier Baron.
  • TECH N9NE is at Fillmore Silver Spring.
  • Harry & The Potters is at Black Cat. They’re a Hunger Games tribute act.
  • The Waco Brothers are at IOTA. They are fantastic and you should go to this show and drink booze and have fun.
  • In the mood for theatre? If you go see Jersey Boys this weekend (or anytime before April 24th) use the code CHERRY which will save you 25% off each ticket.
  • + ALL SORTS OF other stuff



  • HAPPY TAX DAY! Check back onto the site for our tax day specials post. Also:
  • The Red Hen is celebrating 3 years with 3 special sparkling wines. If you purchase a glass you’ll receive Chef Mike Friedman’s cacio e pepe arancini.
  • Bentzen Ball album Drennon Davis is at the new Drafthouse Comedy venue tonight and tomorrow.
  • Head to IOTA for Merge recording artist Eric Bachmann.
  • Wham City is at Comet Ping Pong. Wham City is fantastic.
  • Here’s an out-of-the-ordinary pick: Jessica Fichot at Treehouse Lounge. Fichot plays accordian, toy piano and more and her music is a mix of French chanson, 1940s Shanghai jazz, gypsy swing and international folk.
  • Go watch funny people read things they’ve written at DC9.
  • Yuck is at Rock & Roll Hotel. Yuck’s records are great. Their new record is great. Yuck is a band that really grows on you.
  • Sadness Town records at Eastern Confederate as part of the 202 Comedy Festival.
  • Thao & the Get Down Stay Down is at 9:30 Club. That’s a fun option.
  • Rod Man is at DC Improv.
  • Chairlift is at Black Cat.
  • + ALL SORTS OF other stuff



  • Do daytime stuff:
  • Happy Record Store Day! Our RSD 2016 preview has all the vinyl you’ll want with none of the special edition neon.
  • Take in a matinee of All the Way at Arena Stage.
  • Happy 5th birthday, DC Brau! Go party with beer and metal from The Sword, Loud Boyz and more.
  • If you like beer and metal but don’t want beer and metal the National Gallery of Art is screening Psycho.
  • Looking for a new lunch spot and have some time to travel to Arlington? We took a Taste Test at Palatte 22.
  • The Southwest DC Public Library has their Friends of SW Library Book Sale.
  • Then, go home and relax/hatch some plans for this evening:


  • then, in the evening:
  • You, Me, Them, Everybody Live returns to the Looking Glass Lounge for an early evening show as part of the 202 Comedy Festival.
  • Robbie Fulks is at Jammin Java. Fulks has released one of 2016’s best records.
  • Cherry blossom season is almost over! One of the last events is the Cherry Blast! at the Carnegie Library. Sushi, sake, street food, cosplay and more.
  • Raw Silk is back at Safari.
  • The Feelies is at 9:30 Club. If you’re a dude 40+ that LUVS Record Store Day and you live in the DMV you’re going to this show.
  • 90’s gay dance party Peach Pit is at DC9.
  • Jen Kirkman is at Sixth & I for a book release show. It’s not exactly stand up, not exactly story telling. Should be good.
  • Tacocat is at Comet Ping Pong. Go for the name, stay because you’re jealous you didn’t use the name first.
  • The big show of the 202 Comedy Festival, entitled The Big Show, with Seaton Smith, Aparna Nancherla and Jermaine Fowler is at Black Cat.
  • If you live in D.C. you’re legally obligated to appreciate Go-Go. Show your appreciation at Keeping Go-Go Alive! at DAR.
  • + ALL SORTS OF other stuff 



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  • Leaving the house, you brave little Sunday warrior, you?
  • Cochon 555 returns! Come back for next week for coverage that’ll make you hungry.
  • The Dandy Warhols is at 9:30 Club. We did used to be friends, we really did.
  • Har Mar Superstar is at Black Cat. It’s 2016 and The Dandy Warhols and Har Mar Superstar are playing big clubs on the same night.
  • Fan of beer but didn’t want yesterday’s metal? Atlas Brew Works has a bluegrass jam in the afternoon.
  • Wildhoney, Literature, Broken Grids and Collider are at Union Arts. Go while you can.
  • How about a movie? According to our film editor Alan Zilberman, Hardcore Henry is one of the most unpleasant movies ever made and it’s in theaters now!
  • Steel Pulse is at Howard Theatre.
  • + 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 / NO DISTRACTIONS!


Till next time, we’ll see you off with this: