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 and have Bill Paxton as a theme, because…HI

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Friday 11/10
FotoWeekDC 2017 Opening Party @ FotoWeek Central
$45.00 / $60.00
To celebrate the 10th annual FotoWeekDC festival, FotoDC has partnered with Spain Arts & Culture and the Mexican Cultural Institute as the 2017 FotoWeekCentral Campus. FotoDC & BYT Present: FotoWeekDC 2017 Opening Party! Join us for an exciting evening of photography exhibitions, open bars, small bites, photobooths, music, and more spread across our two-campus FotoWeekCentral as we launch the 10th Annual FotoWeekDC Festival! The FotoWeekDC 2017 Opening Party is made possible with support from The Reva & David Logan Foundation Be among the first to view this year's exhibitions at our two-campus FotoWeekCentral: Magnum Photos Present: Magnum 70 at 70 An exhibition of 70 photographic icons celebrating the diversity of the Magnum Photos agency and how its photographers have born witness to major events of the last 70 years. Including seminal works by Susan Meiselas, Paolo Pellegrin, Martin Parr, and Christopher Anderson, the exhibition spans the globe and covers regional events such as Arab Spring, South Africa under apartheid, and the recent migration crisis. SPAIN arts & culture presents: Cislancerus A project by Thenesoya Martín De la Nuez and Aníbal Martel Cislanderus is cultural project that gives a face to the Canarian descendants in the US. The exhibition shows the faces, and also the voices, of the so called “isleños” from Delacroix Island, the descendants from Baton Rouge, Reggio and San Antonio, Texas. The visitor will delve deep into their work as fishermen and hunters, and discover the ways in which they fight on a daily basis to preserve an unprecedented historical and cultural legacy. FotoDC Presents: FotoWeekDC 2017 Contest Winners See all the winners from the FotoWeekDC 2015 photography contest, featuring both single and series winners in the Fine Art, Photojournalism, and Photographer's Choice categories. View the gallery of 2016 winners here. Also featuring the winners of our 2017 FotoDC:STYLE spring photo competition. Featuring hot jamz from: Ayes Cold & and more TBA! Croosh Deets: Friday, November 10th, 2017, 7:30pm-11pm @ FotoWeekCentral Since FotoWeekDC is celebrating our 10th anniversary bigger and better than ever, FotoWeekCentral will be spread across two campuses this year, @ SPAIN arts & culture and the Mexican Cultural Institute! SPAIN arts & culture 2801 16th St NW Washington, DC 20009 Mexican Cultural Institute 2829 16th St NW Washington DC 20009 Special $45 early bird tickets on sale now! Price goes up soon! This is a 21+ event There is no dress code! Support from SKYY Vodka Stay informed
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Some really cool things on the horizon:

THIS_WEEK_ON_BYTAll sorts of great stuff:

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Let’s go!


The Cherry Blossom pop-up bar at Southern Efficiency and Mockingbird Hill looks fantastic.

• The Knocks is at 9:30 Club.

Archipelago celebrates their 1 year anniversary.

• The Sounds of the City festival kicks off with D.C. Music Industry Night at the Wonderbread Factory.

• Brad Williams begins a run at the DC Improv.

• Mako and Color Palette are at U Hall.

Bier Baron hosts a comedy show benefit for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network.

• A Thursday evening screening of Get Out may be your best chance to secure tickets.

• Wood & Wire at Hill Country should be good. I would like to eat all of the Hill Country sides right now.

• Camp out at a Best Buy to buy a Nintendo Switch.



• You, Me, Them, Everybody returns to The Wonderland Ballroom.

• If you have the day off we recommend the Annette Polan gallery talk at the Hirshhorn.

• Kokayi performs on the Millennium Stage.

• Patton Oswalt is at the Warner. His new special is great.

• Juicy J is at the Fillmore.

• I’m interested to see how many under 21-year-olds attend Panic! at the Disco at the MGM.

• See some art at the Hillyer.

• Turtle Recall, Run Come See and The North Country share a release show at Black Cat.

• Positive Force screens Generation Revolution at St. Stephens.

• We like Sango at U Hall.

• Sounds of the City Fest continues with Ace Cosgrove and bobmoekill at Tropicalia.

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff


Do some daytime stuff:

• Say hi to us at the Meet The Makers event at Union Kitchen.

• Spend some time at the National Gallery of Art exploring the work of Theaster Gates.

DCMD is holding the first D.C. Record Label Expo. Go buy some stuff.

• Learn how to more effectively organize at DCPL.

• Go protest at the Russian Embassy.

• Go see Logan.

Then go home and regroup before tonight:


• The show of the night is part of the Sounds of the City Fest: Den-Mate, Nag Champa, Fellow Creatures, Stronger Sex at Black Cat.

• The beer event of the weekend is the Brewer’s Ball at the National Building Museum.

• Go see our Bentzen Ball friends from the Found Footage Festival at Arlington Drafthouse.

• We enjoyed Service Bar’s new New Orleans inspired menu.

• Saturday night is as good as any to drink mezcal. Oyamel is in the midst of their Tequila & Mezcal Festival.

• Bellows, Foozle, and Palette are at Comet.

• Head to Baltimore for Amy Schumer at the Royal Farms Arena.

• It’s JK Pop night at Songbyrd.

• Go dance to soul and reggae at Tighten Up! at Slash Run.

• Or go dance at Echostage to Jauz. Lots of body movement options.

• Ben Sollee and Happy Abandon are at Rock & Roll Hotel.

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff 


Looking for some good new brunches to try? Check out our taste tests of ….

For your other staying-in-viewing pleasure:

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

Watch these films and shows on Netflix before they say goodbye.

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

leaving the house?

• Yanni is at the Warner. Why don’t you see a good show for once?

• Head to SAAM for their music panel, Sound Advice: Promoting Yourself in the Digital Age. Our very own Brandon Wetherbee will be on the panel.

• ZZ Top is at MGM. ZZ Top rules.

• The Flaming Lips and clipping are at 9:30 Club. Come back Monday for coverage.

• Learn how to make Indian food in an Paratha class at Pansaari.

• See Seven Samurai at Suns.

• Happy Persian New Year! Celebrate at Freer and Sackler.

• The Dig and Communist Daughter are at Black Cat.

• The last time Thundercat played D.C. he was at Lincoln Theatre as a supporting act. See him at U Hall while you can.

• Potty Mouth is at DC9. Really great night for live music.

• Talk with professional photographers about how they make editing decisions at Leica.

• It’s a free community day at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

+ 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, don’t forget to be grateful James Cameron is not writing your lines this weekend: