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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 the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films as guides because the Nats’ Racing Presidents are racing as the TMNT on Friday because it’s 90’s Night.



Our Heineken AfterWork series continues with Trivia Night @ Bar Deco AND a GLOW Yoga Event @ W with our friends from Lululemon – all events are free, and include free beers for early birds, you just need to RSVP to the links above.

Sharks & Recreation is coming! Tickets for our next Nat Geo event are ON SALE NOW!

Bentzen Ball 2017 is coming! The Lincoln Pass (one ticket for all shows at Lincoln Theatre during the fest) is ON SALE NOW

A Renwick announcement is coming. FotoWeekDC announcements are coming. Other surprises are coming. Keep your eyes peeled.

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Can you even contain the excitement? Contain it.

THIS_WEEK_ON_BYTAll sorts of great stuff:

• Need a long read for the weekend? Stillwater Artisanal’s Modern Confusion.

Long Live Wonderland: Notes from the 13th Anniversary of Wonderland Ballroom.

• Hide in a basement. Hide in a basement bar.

Ethiopian tacos are a thing.

• Protestors showed up at the D.C. edition of Cochon 555.


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• Fleetmac Wood is at U Hall. Come back for our interview with the group.

• It’s Teen Night at the National Building Museum. If you are not a teen, do not attend this.

• We’ll be at the DC Improv for Ringside with Jim Ross.

National Museum of American History hosts an after hours all about food called “Flavoring America.” That’s an interesting name. You’re probably thinking about Guy Fieri.

• Erik Love talks about his book Islamophobia and Racism in America at Kramerbooks.

• The U.S. Botanic Gardens has a tour that’ll take you out of D.C.: Travel The Tropics.

• Dashboard Confessional, The All-American Rejects, and The Maine are at Wolf Trap. I really hope someone finds their significant other cheating on them at the show and there’s a screaming match.

• Bells & Hunters is at Black Cat.

• Head to the Hirshhorn for their Summer Evenings series.

• Get to Velvet Lounge early for Maulrat, Poster Boy and A Shrewdness of Apes at Velvet Lounge.



We’re giving away tickets to the documentary Whose Streets? screening at E Street.

90’s Night at Nats Park!

• D.C band we like Humble Fire is at Rock & Roll Hotel.

• The DC Improv Lounge is hosting a solid lineup of locals.

• Trap Karaoke is at the Howard Theatre.

The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown hosts Summer Soirée in The Yard.

• We like Nate Bargatze at Arlington Drafthouse.

• Catch A Tale of Two Cities and Les amants de Montparnasse at the National Gallery of Art.

• Naked Girls Reading do that at the DCAC.

• There’s a pro ultimate frisbee league and you will never forget that there’s a pro ultimate frisbee league and you can see The DC Breeze Vs. Montreal Royal tonight at Hotchkiss Field at Galludet University.

• You know exactly what Yellow Dubmarine sounds like. See them at AMP by Strathmore.

Paperhaus (the venue) is back and hosting Sun Young, Crab Legs, Primal Feelings, and Flash Frequency.

Being There screens at Suns.

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff


Do some daytime stuff:

• We’re excited for 3 Stars’ 5-Year Anniversary Monster Bash.

• Wake up early for Daybreaker at Union Market.

The Convention Center hosts Otakon 2017.

The Dulles Expo Center hosts Super Smash Con 2017.

• Miss Dog Days? Head to Alexandria for their Summer Sidewalk Sale.

• A real world’s fair isn’t likely to happen in D.C. anytime soon but the DAR edition is today and that’s something!

• It’s World Elephant Day and that means there’s going to be a protest but that doesn’t seem as important as it used to since Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is no more. Regardless, celebrate the holiday (?) at the National Museum of African Art.

• Spend the afternoon celebrating Missy at Makers Lab Presents Supa Dupa Fly: A Missy Elliott Celebration at Tropicalia.

Go home and regroup for the evening:


• Bentzen Ball alum Emo Philips is at Drafthouse Comedy.

• The Coven returns to Ten Tigers Parlour.

• South Korea’s SsingSsing plays the Millennium Stage.

• We recommend Joe Mande at Sixth and I.

• Learn about the science of BBQ at Nerd Nite DC Soaks up the Last Days of Summer at DC9. Later DC9 is hosting a Poseurs reunion party.

• Run for Cover at Black Cat.

Comet hosts Anna Altman, Really Big Pinecone, and Tall Friend.

• See Clueless in 9:30 Club.

• Dance night we like MIXTAPE is at U Hall.

• Slothrust is at Rock & Roll Hotel.

• Pick a side. Drunk v Faded: A Spelling Bee is at The Wonderland Ballroom.

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff 


• 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.

• We’re recapping Game of Thrones.

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

Leaving the house?

• Go to Et Voila for brunch.

• Head to MGM National Harbor for The Roots with special guests Michael Che and Rare Essence.

• Looking for a nice, Jewish boy? If you are, you just must head to Town for the 2017 Mr. NJB Pageant!

The Looking Glass Lounge is a great place because in addition to being a great bar they try to help. Today is their 2nd Annual District School Supply Drive.

Rhizome hosts an afternoon show with Kath Bloom, Kamyar Arsani, and Friendship.

• Jo Koy is at the DC Improv.

• Lady Antebellum is at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

• It’s Firefighter Appreciation Day at Nats Park. Firefighters are helpful!

• Last chance to see The Second City’s Almost Accurate Guide to America: Divided We Stand at the Kennedy Center.

• Social Distortion plays a sold-out Fillmore Silver Spring.

+ 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, keep up the good work. Or else you’ll turn into a rat?