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 Big Little Lies as a theme, because lying is the word these days.HI

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Friday 10/20
SAAM & BYT Present: Murder House Party! A Renwick Gallery Opening @ Renwick Gallery
55.00 / 65.00


Murder House Party is sadly already SOLD OUT

check out our upcoming

FOUND IN SPACE after hours event

at the National Air & Space Museum instead

  SAAM + BYT Present: Murder House Party A Renwick Gallery Murder is Her Hobby Opening! A murdery after hours featuring exclusive access to the BRAND NEW exhibition Murder is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death! Frances Glessner Lee crafted her exquisitely detailed miniature crime scenes to train homicide investigators to “convict the guilty, clear the innocent, and find the truth in a nutshell.” These dollhouse-sized diorama composites of true crime scenes were the equivalent of virtual reality in their time, and helped to revolutionize the emerging field of forensic science. Constructed in the 1940s and 50s, they are still used to train homicide investigators today.
Enjoy bloody good beatz from:

Madame Gandhi (DJ Set)

Barber Streisand (DJ Set) and more TBA! Ticket includes open bar, featuring: Beer from Denizens Brewing Co. and speciality cocktails featuring SKYY Vodka by: Big Chief / Highline +PLUS+ limited qty small bites from our friends at: Franklin Hall +CREEPY BONUS STUFF+ Face painter / OM Digital Photobooth / Caricature Artist / Special Appearance by the #BYQueens / Tarot Card Reader / Music Perfomances / Contortionist and more! Plus access to the entire museum including the new exhibition Rick Araluce: The Final Stop Transforming a gallery into an abandoned underground subway platform in the artist’s first large-scale installation on the East Coast. Stepping on to the platform, visitors are enveloped in the illusion of an eerie subterranean world where flickering lights and distant rumblings suggest the comings and goings of trains that never arrive. COOL. Croosh Deets October 20th, 2017 8:30pm-12:00am Renwick Gallery Pennsylvania Avenue @ 17th St NW Farragut West or North #BYTMurderHouse #RenwickGallery #BYThings Early bird $55 tickets ON SALE NOW Price goes up soon $65 day of - but we'll for sure sell out before then! This is a 21+ event As always, there is no dress code, but we recommend: Kid n' Child's Play / Cereal Killer / Jack the Ripper? I hardly knew her / Sherlock Holmes/Katie Holmes / The Zodiac Killer / The Chinese New Year Killer / The Tarot Card Killer / The Light as a feather stiff as a board killer / Jeffrey Dahmer Judi Dench / BTK / OMG / LOL / The Son of Samwell Tarly / Charles Manson in Charge / Death, The Destroyer of Worlds / Bloody Mary (the person) / Bloody Mary (the drink) / Vlad the Tame Impaler / Ivan the Everything's Terrible / Elizabeth Bathory/Elizabeth Showery / Baron Munchausen by Proxy Our friends:           SKYY Vodka / Denizen's/ OM Digital / Jackson Pro Audio ~~~ Brought to you by: BYT Productions BYT Productions / Smithsonian American Art Museum Stay informed: Look how much fun we had last time: Just like any other ticket you buy, we are not able to issue refunds unless the event is cancelled. Talent and attractions subject to change.
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Some really cool things on the horizon:

•  Get ready for some amazing performances with Halcyon Stage @ Dock 5. Get your tickets now.

•  The least frustrating St. Patrick’s Day celebration you’ve ever been to.

•  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?

THIS_WEEK_ON_BYTAll sorts of great stuff:

•  Welcome to March. We pick the best of everything for you. Have Your Best March.

•  These are the Best Vegetarian Dishes in D.C.

•  Every March we celebrate Women’s History Month.

•  Our curated March Comedy Guide will help you find laughs.

•  Lunch decisions ahead? We now have a Fast Casual Guide.

•  It was finally cold enough to run our Pho Guide!

•  Our Hidden in Plain Sight series continues with a visit to Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office.

•  Looking for a new date spot? Go to Conosci.


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


On your marks, ready set, GO


• The event of the night is the Exposed DC 2017 Opening Party at AJAX.

• Adam Savage and Michael Stevens are at Warner Theatre. They ain’t afraid of no myths.

• Galaxy Electric play Luce Unplugged. They are good. This show is free. This is a good early evening option.

• The Facebook Monologues is at Drafthouse Comedy. We also like this show.

Legend of Drunken Master is screening at Suns Cinema.

• Los Campesinos! and Crying are at 9:30 Club.

• Schadenfreude Neubauten is at Dr. Clock’s.

• How about Peter and the Starcatcher at Constellaion Theatre Company?

• Have some fun at NGA after hours.

• Foster Carrots, Go Cozy, and Keeper at Black Cat should be fun.



• Say hello to BYT’s Jenn Tisdale and Jonny Grave at Equinox at Black Cat.

• Ali Wong is at Warner Theatre.

• Jim Jeffries is at DAR Constitution Hall. It’s a good weekend for stand up in D.C.

• PraxisCat, Marian McLaughlin, Faun and a Pan Flute, and SIR E.U (a BYT Super Sampler alum!) are at Dew Drop.

• Mae, Owel, and The Constellations are at Rock & Roll Hotel.

•Capital Q’s Guerilla Queer Bar (GQB) brings dancing to Cafe Saint-Ex.

• Head back to Suns Cinema for the Lady Snowblood double feature.

• How often do you spend an evening at an embassy? Tonight could be that night! Evening at the Embassy of the Czech Republic.

• Rosanne Cash is at the Birchmere.

• Vanessa Williams is at Howard Theatre. Yes, that Vanessa Williams.

• Tiësto is at Echostage. Yes, that Tiesto.

Blade Runner is the midnight movie at E Street.

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff


Do some daytime stuff:

• If you’re wondering why there are a lot of college baseketball fans around the Verizon Center, they’re hosting the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament.

• See a matinee of Intelligence at Arena Stage.

• Start your day by protesting Nazi’s in Virginia.

• There’s also a District of Love march.

• Go see Logan and cry.

• You should know if the 15th Annual Leprechaun Lap Bar Crawl is for you. It’s not for me but that doesn’t mean it’s bad.

Then go home and regroup before tonight:


• The rock and/or roll show of the weekend is Priests’ record release show at Black Cat.

• The queer dance party of the weekend is The Coven & GLOE presents The Pride of Purim: A Queer Masquerade at Ten Tigers Parlour.

• The drink event of the weekend is Whisky LIVE DC.

• Beth Stelling is great and at Drafthouse DC.

• Learn how to square dance at St. Stephen’s.

• BYT close, personal friend Biz Markie DJ’s at Fillmore Silver Spring for Fillmore Flashback: 80’s vs 90’s Dance Party.

• Church Night is also at Black Cat. Black Cat is going to be very loud and godly on Saturday.

• Strand of Oaks and Twin Limb are at Rock & Roll Hotel.

• Washington National Opera’s Dead Man Walking is at the Kennedy Center.

• It’s Nerd Nite at DC9.

• The very funny Sean Patton is in the lounge at the DC Improv.

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff 


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.

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?

• Watch people go bald for a good cause at the St. Baldrick’s Shaving Party at Boundary Stone.

• It’s your last chance to enjoy the Tequila & Mezcal Festival at Oyamel.

• We endorse Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington: How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at Lincoln Theatre.

• Sunn O))) is at 9:30 Club.

• Robert Randolph & the Family Band is at Fillmore Silver Spring.

Suns Cinema is screening Yojimbo.

• Migos is at Echostage.

• Today’s protest is a LGBT Safety and Rights March.

• Classical music promoters understand the kids. They’re trying. That’s why the show is called Bach to the Future.

+ 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 keep your truths alive & well: