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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: 2001: A Space Odyssey, which turns 50 this week, and we are celebrating at the Air and Space Museum


SOLD OUT!!!! THIS SATURDAY: National Air and Space Museum + BYT + Yuri’s Night Present 2001: A Space Party! @ Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (the most popular museum in the world)! Open Bars! Amazing Music! Early access to the life size replica of the room at the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey!

SOLD OUT! Next 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.

•JUST ANNOUNCED: April 17th is the 2nd edition of our Local Lips series – focusing on NOURISHMENT and balance. Free and lovely. Details and RSVP 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.

We interviewed Simon Birch, creator of the Barmecide Feast. See it before everyone else in D.C. this Saturday at our party.

• Alejandro Inarritu’s Carne Y Arena is in DC – this is  what we FELT while there.

Look at hundreds of photos of costumed folks from last weekend’s Awesome Con.

Look at photos of blue skies and kites.

We profiled Travis Pietsch and asked what it’s like to be a working artist in D.C.

• Our new tattoo series, DC Ink, went inside Jinx Proof.

• We asked Supra’s Jonathan Nelms for a Drink Diary. It’ll make you want to visit Georgia. The country.

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.



• Welcome to Nationals Opening Day! Here are 9 things you can talk about at Nats games. Only one is about baseball.

• If you’re going to the game, stop by Morini Piccolo.

• Hopefully the weather is good for baseball and the opening of the Aslin Beer Garden.

• Check out the Wes Anderson Retrospective Smithsonian is hosting.

• Stuff You Should Know records at The Lincoln Theatre. They did this at Bentzen Ball.

Khruangbin is at Black Cat. Their new video is great

• Damaged City fest kicks off tonight at All Souls Unitarian Church.

• The Motet and Soule Monde are at 9:30 Club.

Sleaze celebrates a year.

•  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: Thursday is your best bet on seeing the No Spectators exhibit at the Renwick. Read what a Burning Man vet thinks of the exhibit vs the real thing.

BALTIMORE PICK: Withered, WAKE, Drugs of Faith, Rukut, and Embalming Process play The Sidebar. Want to guess the sound?

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff

Diane Arbus: A box of ten photographs opens today at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

• Fan of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend? Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Live starring Rachel Bloom is at Lincoln Theatre.

• Anderson East is at 9:30 Club.

• You, Me, Them, Everybody Live returns to The Wonderland Ballroom for a benefit show for Dario. A car hit Dario. He’s fine, bills are just high.

•DC Web Fest kicks off

• ChurchKey hosts an Interboro & 3 Stars Showcase.

Black Cat hosts two Damaged City shows.

• Naked Girls Reading read at the DCAC.

• Transit by S.J. Ewing and Dancers is at Dupont Underground tonight, Saturday and Sunday

• Grace Vonderkuhn, Governess, and Collider are at Slash Run.

FREE PICK: First Friday of the month means James Nasty and Mathias DJing at Velvet Lounge.

BALTIMORE PICK: Sticking with music in Baltimore too. Heterodyne, Xiphoid-Process, and Rob Neubauer are at Holy Underground.

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff

Do some daytime stuff:

• Time for HopFest at DC Brau. $35 for four hours of unlimited pours.

• If you’re more interested in sushi than beer, O-Ku hosts an omakase pop-up in Union Market from noon to 4 p.m.

• It’s Jazz Family Day at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Are you part of a jazz family?

Black Cat hosts a Damaged City matinee show headlined by Limp Wrist. It’s their first D.C. show in 12 years.

• The Anacostia branch of the D.C. Public Library hosts the Pop-Up Museum: Your Stories 1968-2018.

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


THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! Our first big party of 2018! National Air and Space Museum + BYT + Yuri’s Night Present 2001: A Space Party @ Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum!

• Happy 2nd anniversary, The Sovereign.

Mad Clown & San E come to Howard Theatre.

• The Fatback 10 year anniversary party is at Ten Tigers Parlour.

• Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me is getting turned into a stage show at the Kennedy Center featuring excerpted selections, interactive visual storytelling, and newly composed music. Cast includes Joe Morton, Susan Kelechi Watson, Savion Glover, Pauletta Washington, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Michelle Wilson, Black Thought and Greg Reid.

• Patti LaBelle does Patti LaBelle things at Warner Theatre.

FREE PICK OF THE DAY: The Library of Congress has a Spring Fling Pop-Up Exhibit this weekend and next.

BALTIMORE PICK: It’s Baltimore Food Truck Week. You like food, right?

+ 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?

• Lorde, Run The Jewels and Mitski are at The Anthem. Everyone OK with Killer Mike?

• All of Harry Potter condensed into 70 minutes at Potted Potter at Sidney Harman Hall.

Hole in the Sky hosts a massive Damaged City art and music show

Try the new menu at Momofuku CCDC.

• The Wes Anderson Retrospective continues at the Smithsonian Warner Bros. Theater.

• The annual Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run is today bit I’m hoping for a massive snow so the race is cancelled and I get a refund because I regret signing up for this race!

FREE PICK: Drink some beer and watch some fake sports at The Dew Drop Inn’s Wrestlemania Crawfish-A-Palooza. The crawfish isn’t free. The WrestleMania screening is.

BALTIMORE PICK: Drink some cocktails and believe in some fake shit at Tarot & Cocktail Night at Golden West Cafe.

+ 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, good luck: