Cheat Sheet to the Ultimate D.C. Summer
BYT Staff | Jul 3, 2013 | 9:00AM |
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We’re about to make your lives a whole little bit easier. As our faithful readers will tell you, we here at BYT love posting guides for you to breeze yourself into lazy, gluttonous, yet tasteful oblivion. To do this, time after time we venture out into the cold (actually, ridiculously hot) world and weed through the mediocrity so that we can bring you the best D.C. has to offer. We tell you where to eat, where to hang, where to party, and even what to wear to all of these things. We know, we know. You’re welcome.

EATS/DRINKS – Because you’re going to need a whole lot of energy to handle of the summery awesomeness.

LOOKIN’ GOOD – Because every time you step out, the heat index should rise at least 20 points.

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Saturday 10/29
The Bentzen Ball Presents: Jon Dore @ Drafthouse Comedy
$25.00 / $25.00
The BYT Bentzen Ball Presents: Jon Dore! at Drafthouse Comedy ~~MULTIPLE SHOWS~~ Thursday, Oct 27th, 2016 6:15pm doors / 7:00pm Show Friday, Oct 28th, 2016 7:15pm doors / 8:00pm Show Friday, Oct 28th, 2016 9:40pm doors / 10:00pm Show Saturday, Oct 29th, 2016 6:15pm doors / 7:00pm Show Saturday, Oct 29th, 2016 8:15pm doors / 9:00pm Show @ Drafthouse Comedy 1100 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20005 $25.00 tickets on sale now! This is an 18+ event. ~~~~ About Jon Dore: Named one of “10 comics to watch” by Variety, Ottawa-born comedian, host and actor Jon Dore is renowned for his offbeat humour and unique bait-and-switch style. Dore is a favourite on the comedy club and festival circuit in Canada and the United States. He has hosted the Just for Laughs Festival Homegrown Comedy Competition on a number of occasions and has enjoyed sold-out runs at the Festival’s Montreal and Toronto locations, at comedy festivals in Halifax, Vancouver, Portland and Washington, DC, and at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. From his humble beginnings as the co-host of the cable talk show Daytime Ottawa (Rogers Television) and the irreverent roving reporter on Canadian Idol (CTV), Dore recently starred in the critically acclaimed ABC-TV series How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) opposite Sarah Chalke, Elizabeth Perkins and Brad Garrett. Dore is the host of HBO Canada’s Funny as Hell, a series showcasing bold and uncensored comedy from the fastest rising comedians at the Just For Laughs Festival, currently shooting its fourth season. He is the star of his own award-winning ‘mockumentary’ series, The Jon Dore Television Show, documenting his hilarious and outrageous debates on life’s challenges and changes, from weight loss to gender. He also served as co-creator, co-producer and writer on the series, proving he is just as comfortable behind the camera. The series ran for a successful two seasons on IFC and The Comedy Network. Dore starred in the stand-up specials Comedy Central Presents...Jon Dore and Comedy Now! (CTV/The Comedy Network); appeared on a number Comedy Central’s specials including Live At Gotham, CC: Stand-Up: The Bonnaroo Experience and Mash Up; made guest-starring turns on How I Met Your Mother (CBS) and Scare Tactics (Syfy); and was the lead in the CBS pilot My Life As An Experiment. A regular on late night talk shows, Dore has the honor of being the first stand-up to appear on Conan (TBS). Dore's feature film credits include the indie drama Gus opposite Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible III) and the comedy Stag, with Donald Faison (Scrubs) and Eva Amurri (Californication), which picked up two awards - Best Ensemble and Excellence in Filmmaking - at the LA Comedy Film Festival. TV Guide Canada called Dore one of the “rising stars of the future” and Toronto weekly NOW Magazine named him Best Male Stand-up. He is the recipient of four Canadian Comedy Awards including: Best Taped Live Performance (2010) for Just for Laughs; Best Performance by a Male in a Television Show (2009) for The Jon Dore Television Show; Best Writing on a Series (2008) for The Jon Dore Television Show; and Best Stand-up Newcomer (2006). He is also a two-time Gemini nominee (2008 & 2009) for Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or Series for The Jon Dore Television Show. ~~~ Thanks to our sponsor: More Bentzen Ball shows available at: Stay informed:
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ALL THE ACTIVITIES – Because being bored is for suckers.

  • Outdoor Movie Guide – Nothing says summer like a blanket in the grass and a movie under the stars, which is why we’ve got you covered with the District’s best outdoor screenings. From classics and blockbusters to antiheroes and the pro picks for date night, do it up right with a free flick.
  • Outdoor DC adventures – “But I’ve already seeeeeeeeen the monuments.” Don’t be a chump. Make the most of this fine city with hidden sights and activities–no excuses not to spend your evenings out and about exploring like the G.D. adventurer you are.
  • Spring/Summer Theatre Guide – Add some class to your hot summer nights (and escape the heat in a cool theatre) with our top picks of the best festivals, dramas, comedies, musicals and more. Think theatre is stuffy? Guess again. We’ve got the lowdown on “Rocky Horror,” “Book of Mormon,” and new works you’re guaranteed to love so stop being so judgy.
  • Free Outdoor Concert Guide – FREE. MUSIC. Now that we’ve got you outfitted for outdoor tunes and festivals, slip on some shades and hit these free shows for total sonic bliss.
  • Spring/Summer Fine Art Guide – Let’s face it, living in and around D.C. can be overwhelming when it comes to our selection of (almost always free) art. We know, wah, wah. Well we’re here to help you take advantage of it with the best museum exhibits, independent galleries, and awesome art events.

ALL THE TRENDS – Because there’s no better way to beat the heat than being cool and in the know.

  • Spring/Summer Film Guide – We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again–escaping the heat with a movie is THE way to go. (Bless you, A/C units of the world.) Looking for the best new releases? How about Movies That Seem So Bad They Must Be Good (in that meta way)? Maybe it’s so hot and you’re so lazy that you can’t even budge from bed; don’t worry for even a second–the best of Netflix is here for you, too.Oh, and if you CAN get yourself out of the house, we recommended some incredible D.C. movie events, too. You’re welcome.
  • Songs of Summer – What’s the best way to keep the summer spirit alive through the hottest of hot–and in our hearts in the coldest of winter? SUMMER SONGS. We weighed in on our favorite summer jams, throwbacks and the “IT” songs of 2013 all for your listening/keep-that-warm-weather-dream-alive pleasure.