Hey everyone! This week’s selection of 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 Danny McBride as the theme because Vice Principals is back, and Eastbound & Down is ALWAYS worth re-watching.
• OCTOBER 20: SAAM & BYT Present: Murder House Party! A Renwick Gallery Opening. Our last Renwick party sold-out in one day. This is about 3/4 sold out already so get a move on it.
• OCTOBER 26-29: Bentzen Ball 2017 is coming! Ira Glass! Al Franken! Colin Quinn! Jenny Slate! Podcasts! Tig Notaro! Amber Tamblyn! Some great shows are on sale. Some shows are already sold out!
• NOVEMBER 11-19: FotoWeek returns! We’re celebrating 10 years of beauty at SPAIN arts & culture and the Mexican Cultural Institute! Get opening party tickets here and enter the annual competitions here.
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Can you even contain the excitement?
• Thanks for coming to Sharks & Rec! Did you put your head in the shark’s mouth? So many people put their head in the shark’s mouth.
• We interviewed Broken Social Scene.
• So many photos. So, so many photos from last weekend: H Street Festival + Juggalo March on Washington + Concert for Yoko Ono.
• Anyone else go to Arcade Fire and the Juggalo March?
• Take a first look at the new Grand Duchess and Succotash and Fox Loves Taco and Calle Cinco and Jinya Ramen Bar.
• 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 & MERCH PARTY & THE WEEK IN OUTSIDE. USE THEM.
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• We’ll be at the Heineken AfterWork: End of Summer Rooftop Silent Disco at the Embassy Hotel
• The very funny Moshe Kasher begins a run at the DC Improv.
• It’s the first day of the inaugural DC Coffee Fest! Brought to you by Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee District, the fest gives you an excuse to consume even more caffeine.
• Gaby Moreno is at Black Cat.
• West End is screening Iñárritu’s best movie, Amores Perros.
• The Take 5! series continues with Ele Rubenstein Ensemble celebrating Jimi Hendrix’s 75th birthday in the Kogod Courtyard.
• It’s a good night to try the new Dram & Grain fall cocktails.
• Vérité héadlinés Rock & Roll Hotél.
• You have another chance to see In Cabaret We Trust at Blind Whino.
• Digable Planets is at the Howard.
• The DC Fashion Week’s fashion industry networking party is at Dirty Martini.
+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff (SERIOUSLY, JUST SO MANY)
• See Chinatown in the Congressional Cemetery! It’s odd to be excited to see a violent film (the knife scene makes me very uncomfortable) in a cemetery.
• We’re recommending Selma: A Film and Live Music Event with the NSO and Jason Moran at the Kennedy Center.
• Katy Tur is at Politics and Prose discussing her new book Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History.
• MUTEMATH is at Fillmore Silver Spring.
• See Skeleton Crew at Studio Theatre.
• Philadelphia’s The Dead Flowers Circus’ Tour De Freak brings their burlesque to Black Cat.
• Cover bands can be fun. Almost Queen: A Tribute To Queen is at The State Theatre.
• Aaron Watson is at 9:30 Club early, Space Jesus is there late.
• Frankie Cosmos is at Black Cat.
Do some daytime stuff:
• We’ll be at Oyster Wars at The Salt Line.
• The annual Barracks Row Fall Festival is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. I’ve hosted that. It’s fun. There’s a bulldog that shows up. It’s very cute.
• David Litt is at Politics and Prose talking about his new book from his time in the White House, Thanks, Obama: My Hopey Changey White House Years.
• NGA is showing a restored version of Cock of the Air.
• Wanderlust 108: The World’s Only “Mindful Triathlon” is at RFK. You like to stretch, right?
• Dardanella: The Great Gatsby Lawn Party is at the Washington National Cathedral. The Great Gatsby does not have a happy ending.
Go home and regroup for the evening:
• Time for one of D.C.’s best annual events: Art All Night: Made in DC.
• Story District celebrates 20 years (that’s a long time!) with I Did It For The Story: A tribute to 20 years of storytelling at the Lincoln Theatre.
• Since you’re already checking out art on H St NE (you really should, it’s a great excuse to explore the city and see new works), stop by Future of Sports’ pre-Walk This Way event.
• For the Shaw side of Art All Night, make sure to visit Alley-Oop Murals and Music Festival in Blagden Alley.
• DC9 has a boat season after party.
• Jay Som is at Rock & Roll Hotel.
• Watch some free opera in a ballpark at Washington National Opera: Opera in the Outfield: Aida at Nationals Park. That’s a very long title.
• Mark Farina and Sam Burns are at U Hall.
• X bring their 40th anniversary tour to The State Theatre.
• Looking for some good new brunches to try? Check out our food section.
For your viewing pleasure:
• Consult our Weekly BYT Guide To DVD Releases / On Demand / Instant Streaming.
• Spend your long weekend revisiting our always golden Murder Mystery Streaming Guide.
• Not sure what to see in the theater? Check out our film section for reviews.
Leaving the house?
• The DC State Fair (yes, we have a state fair and we are still not a state) is at Waterfront Station in SW D.C.
• A Creative DC: Brookland hosts the Catalyst closing reception and artist talk.
• BYT fave Jen Kirkman plays Howard Theatre. Read our interview with the comic.
• Black Cat hosts a few Super Sampler alumni: DeQn Sue, Echelon the Seeker, and Sir E.U.
• Yoga on the Mall 2017 is pretty self explanatory.
• We’ll be back at the NGA for The Front Page.
• The National Symphony Orchestra season opening gala concert is at the Kennedy Center.
• Ari Heist is at AMP by Strathmore.
• Hanson plays a very sold out Fillmore Silver Spring.
• Spend the day at the Turkish Festival.
• Dance at GO-GO Returns to U Street: Rare Essence at U Hall.
And just like that, the weekend is over. How do you feel about that?
PHEW. 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, keep up the good work