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Hey DC! Looking for things to do this weekend? This week’s selection of events in BEST WEEKEND BETS are, as always, hand picked and carefully calibrated for maximum fun, minimum stress. As your theme: New Girl which is finally back (for the final season)


SOLD OUT! This Saturday: we’re hosting BlossOM Yoga at the Renwick Temple. If you didn’t get a ticket, stay tuned for a September Burning Man After Hours with us.

• SOLD OUT: April 17th is the 2nd edition of our Local Lips series – focusing on NOURISHMENT and balance. Details here.

• MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING SOON…Stay in the loop and follow us on Facebook & Twitter & Instagram. Use #BYThings too. Get excited!

All sorts of great stuff:

 The Best of EVERYTHING this month: we handpick some great movies, music, art, books, for you.

• There’s a new workspace that doesn’t look like any other workspace but does look like your Instagram feed. Take a peek inside The Wing.

Go inside Asha Elana Casey’s studio.

We had a chat with Bad With Money’s Gaby Dunn.

• Last Saturday’s Air and Space party was great. Look at photos from the party. They’re great.

RADIORADIORADIO: Listen to BYT radio! Hosted by Brandon Wetherbee, it streams every Thursday at noon. Listen live. Subscribe in iTunes.

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



• Washington Best of D.C. issue comes out today and their 10th Annual Best of D.C. Celebration is tonight at The Organization of American States Headquarters.

We loved Two Trains Running at Arena Stage. So are others. The run has just been extended.

• Lil Rel begins a run at Arlington Drafthouse.

• See The Red Turtle at the Embassy of Japan.

• Nonchalant is at Songbyrd.

• The Caps play the Blue Jackets at the Capitol One Center in game one of round one of the NHL playoffs.

Distant Sky – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Live screens for one night only at E Street Cinema. Nick Cave fans will be happy about an upcoming announcement. Check BYT Friday.

• Hardcore legend Mick Foley tells insane stories to a sold-out DC Improv crowd.

•  Listen to our radio show! BYT Radio hosted by Brandon Wetherbee streams at noon. Listen live. Subcribe in iTunes. Please write a nice review in iTunes.

FREE PICK: The National Symphony Orchestra has been performing free concerts in unexpected places as part of the SHIFT fest. Earlier this week was a lunch time show at Union Station. Tonight is a late night free show at The Hamilton.

BALTIMORE PICK: See Mean Streets on the big screen at The Charles.

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff

• Happy Friday the 13th! Watch Friday the 13th.

• Church Night celebrates 5 years of praising Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at Black Cat.

• Titus Andronicus play Rock & Roll Hotel. As of this writing, tickets are still available.

• It’s Sean Doolittle Bobblehead Night at Nats Park! He’s the best Nat.

• Lil Rel at Arlington Drafthouse

• Mansionair, Mikky Ekko and NoMBe are at Union Stage.

• BYT Top 25 Artists to Watch alum EZKO is at Songbyrd.

• The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as part of SHIFT festival at the Kennedy Center.

Jaleo’s Gin & Tonic Festival continues at Jaleo Crystal City and Jaleo Bethesda.

FREE PICK: The DCAC host the opening of Queer(ed) Performativity

BALTIMORE PICK: We recommended a baseball game for D.C. so we’ll recommend an indoor football game for Baltimore. The Baltimore Brigade takes on the Washington Valor.

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff

Do some daytime stuff:

• The Rhode Island Avenue Porch Fest is a great chance to see what your neighbors sound like without having to share a wall.

• Time to March for Science.

Landmark E Street Cinemas continues their Studio Ghibli series with My Neighbor Tortoro. Landmark now accepts MoviePass.

• Unless you already have tickets you’re not doing yoga in the Renwick. This sold-out really fast. You can still join the wait list.

• You can join the folks at Calico in Blagden Alley for their morning yoga with rose or prosecco.

• Nice weather means it’s time for rooftop drinking. El Techo is smoking brisket all day for a rooftop BBQ.

• Go home, take care of your body before tonight.


• Good band They Might Be Giants play their good songs to a sold-out 9:30 Club.

• Lucy Dacus plays two sold-out shows at Rock & Roll Hotel.

• Hang out with some nerds at Nerd Nite at DC9.

Howard Theatre hosts Young M.A. & Backyard Band.

• You like wine, right? You like fests? Sometimes? Great! The DC Wine Fest is all day but general admission tickets are still available for the late session.

• Saba brings his Care For Me tour to Fillmore Silver Spring.

• Catch Bentzen Ball alum (can a show be an alum?) You’re the Expert for a live recording at Nat Geo.

FREE PICK OF THE DAY: Time for the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. Say goodbye to peak bloom.

BALTIMORE PICK: Fell’s Point Light Festival.

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff

• Looking for some good new brunches to try? Check out our food section.

For your viewing pleasure:

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

Leaving the house?

• If you ever wanted to see Sean Penn read from his debut novel, you’re in luck! Madonna’s ex will be at Poltiics and Prose.

• Hurray for the Riff Raff, Waxahatchee and Bedouine are at 9:30 Club. Two very good nights at 9:30 Club this weekend.

• Attention Engelbert Humperdinck fans: your guy Engelbert Humperdinck is at Warner Theatre. We hope to be a reliable Engelbert Humperdinck concert listing source.

• Pearl Street Warehouse and Smithsonian Folkways present Anna and Elizabeth at Pearl Street Warehouse.

End the weekend seeing The Underground Railroad Game at Woolly Mammoth.

FREE PICK: One final National Cherry Blossom Festival event: Anacostia River Festival.

BALTIMORE PICK: The 4th Annual Apples to Apples Cider Competition at Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar gives you the opportunity to sample 20 different ciders in a socially acceptable manner.

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff…

And just like that, the weekend is over. How do you feel about that?

PHEW. THAT WAS A LOT. BUT: THERE ARE OTHER THINGS TO DO LISTED IN THE BYT CALENDAR PAGES, so use it and if you think we may have missed something, comment away–you know you want to. NO EXCUSES.

Till next time, you do you: