Hey DC! Looking for things to do this weekend? Our BEST WEEKEND BETS are, as always, hand picked and carefully calibrated for maximum fun, minimum stress. This edition’s theme is both Queer Eye AND Catastrophe, both of which premiere new season this weekend and we love them both so much we couldn’t decide on just one.
• March 14, 21, 28 (STARTS THIS WEEK!) – BYT Murder Club @ Suns Cinema – Lady Killers Edition – to celebrate both International Women’s Month and our undying love of murder mysteries we’re showing Sisters, Audition and Alice, Sweet Alice at our favorite place in town.
• March 20-24 (NEXT WEEK!): We’re bringing Death Becomes Us to New York City! Podcasts, screenings, book talks, Amanda Knox, the creators of Serial, John Douglas, Damien Echols, Paul Holes, and more will be sharing their expertise with us. Buy your tickets now! Festival passes are sold out but tickets remain for individual shows.
• April 12: Our first BIG D.C. party of the year! Space Oddity – A Yuri’s Night After hours at the National Air and Space Museum! Open bars, David Bowie Tributes, general amazing times. Tickets are going fast! Seriously, get them now.
• Suns Cinema has doubled. Take a look.
• The Rammy nominations have been announced. Use them to help guide your dining plans.
• It’s the middle of March. Have Your Best March.
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• In case you scrolled past the events section, here’s your reminder that BYT Murder Club begins tonight at Suns Cinema – Lady Killers Edition with Sisters.
• The National Gallery of Art’s next Evenings at the Edge after hours is a tribute to trailblazing women.
• It’s Pi Day. It’ll be difficult to find a more apt event than the PBS Trivia Battle at Blind Whino. You could also eat pie. That would be an appropriate thing to do on Pi Day.
• Lil Tracy is at Songbyrd. It’s sold-out. Sorry?
• Bottled Up headlines DC9.
• SNL’s Chris Redd has two shows at The Big Hunt.
• The National Symphony Orchestra presents their Baroque & Beyond program tonight, Friday and Saturday at The Kennedy Center.
• Mali’s biggest pop star Habib Koité plays The Barns at Wolf Trap.
• Out of shape man that made being out of shape his thing, Bert Kreischer is at Lincoln Theatre for two shows.
• CKY plays Rock & Roll Hotel. Don’t Google what Bam is up to.
• FREE PICK: If you needed an excuse to check out the new Red Room, Low Ways Quartet plays a free set at 9 p.m.
• BALTIMORE PICK: Celebrate Pi Day at the Maryland Science Center.
• The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s new exhibit, Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975, opens today.
• How about Stella Donnelly at U Hall?
• Tokyo Police Club play a sold-out DC9.
• If you’re looking for some sideshow and burlesque, Black Cat has you covered.
• If you’re looking for some magick inspired sideshow and burlesque, Bier Baron has you covered.
• If you’re looking for some bands that’ll make you think before saying their names aloud, Full Bush and Pinkwench at Songbyrd has you covered.
• If you’re looking for TRAP Karaoke, Howard Theatre has you covered.
• Stay in and watch Catastrophe.
• FREE PICK: Stay in and watch Queer Eye.
• BALTIMORE PICK: The Legends of Hip Hop tour comes to Royal Farms Arena.
Do some daytime stuff:
• The National Gallery of Art has one of the best film programs in the city. Hollywood’s Poverty Row continues with two free screenings: False Faces preceded by Hearst Metrotone News and a Betty Boop Snow White at 2 p.m. and Damaged Lives preceded by Hearst Metrotone News and the short Dancing on the Moon is at 4 p.m.
• Get out of town, or at least consider planning to get out of town, at the 2019 Washington DC Travel & Adventure Show.
• Plant swap at the Mt. Pleasant Library. Hell yeah.
• Take a mini break, get a refreshment:
• D.C. duo we’ve written about multiple times, Loi Loi, has their record release show at Comet Ping Pong. A fine dance party/concert option.
• Excellently named Wicca Phase Springs Eternal is at MilkBoy ArtHouse.
• Similarly named dance party ₮ⱧɆ ₵ØVɆ₦ is at Ten Tigers Parlour.
• Maggie Rose plays U Hall.
• Watch the United take on Real Salt Lake at Audi Field. It’ll be nicer weather than their home opener.
• Teenage Fanclub is at 9:30 Club. Their fans are parents of actual teenagers.
• Thursday is at Ottobar. Their fans could be parents of teenagers but probably aren’t.
• FREE PICK OF THE DAY: The Washington Performing Arts Urban Arts Initiative brings Brazilian singer-songwriter Cissa Paz to The LINE DC. If you can’t make it, stream it on Full Service Radio.
• BALTIMORE PICK: Another reason to go to Royal Farms Arena. Kelly Clarkson plays Baltimore. She isn’t a Yeah Yeah Yeah but “Since U Been Gone” is the best version of “Maps.”
For your viewing pleasure:
• Not sure what to see in the theater? Check out our film section for reviews.
• Looking for some good new brunches to try? Check out our DC BRUNCH GUIDE.
Leaving the house?
• WARNING: It’s St. Patrick’s Day.
• If you’re looking to spend the holiday doing the stereotypical drinking thing but don’t want to do it at an Irish bar, consider PUBLIN.
• Rare Essence plays City Winery. This is a nice way to spend the holiday.
• Appreciate architecture and yoga at 10 a.m. at the National Building Museum. This is a nice way to avoid the holiday.
• You’re running out of opportunities to enjoy Big Apple Circus at National Harbor. Jake Tapper is today’s guest ringmaster! He’s the most likeable dude on CNN!
• The UK’s Ten Fé play their first D.C. show at Songbyrd.
• Meow Wolf: Origin Story screens at the Hirshhorn as part of the Environmental Film Festival.
• Performance art duo Princess has the D.C. premiere of their live narrative video Out There at Comet Ping Pong. Its worldwide premiere was at the Andy Warhol Museum.
• FREE PICK: Spend the holiday with Granny & The Boys at Showtime.
• BALTIMORE PICK: Screw it, we’re headed back to Royal Farms Arena for Weezer and Pixies. Maybe Weezer won’t play songs from their worst album yet. There is not one redeeming quality about The Black Album. Oh well. They’ll probably play other stuff.
And just like that, the weekend is over. How do you feel about that?
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.
Until next time, keep up the good work.