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 Aidy Bryant because we love her and Shrill is fantastic.
• March 21-24 (HAPPENING NOW): We’re bringing Death Becomes Us to New York City! Podcasts, screenings, book talks, Amanda Knox, 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.
• March 21, 28: 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.
• 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.
• Spring is here! We published our massive DC Spring Concert Guide. A show a day will keep the doctor away? That’s not correct.
• We announced our favorite food event of the year: Dine-N-Dash!
• Speaking of annual food events, eat some brunch and win a pair of RAMMY tickets.
• Our Dream Jobs series continues with Hannah Oliver Depp of Loyalty Books.
• Drink highballs, eat sushi and party all night at Zeppelin.
• It’s the middle of March. Have Your Best March.
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• Our film series, Lady Killers, continues at Suns Cinema with Alice, Sweet Alice.
• In Peak Bloom at Artechouse is now open. The cherry blossoms are in peak bloom. Digital peak bloom.
• Happy first day of spring! Eat some free ice cream.
• The show of the night is Meek Mill at The Anthem.
• Very funny person Norm Macdonald is at Lincoln Theatre.
• The Comet is Coming is coming to U Hall.
• The Tarantino Retrospective at the Warner Bros. Theater continues with Pulp Fiction and a pre-party.
• Jungle and Houses fill 9:30 Club with music, not plants or building materials.
• GW hosts its first arts walk. We’re recommending it because you’ll visit Robin Bell’s OPEN and Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings. America!
• The Second City brings their It’s Not You, It’s Me show to Wolf Trap.
• FREE PICK: Tonight’s Environmental Film Festival pick is The Woman Who Loves Giraffes at AU.
• NYC PICK: Our inaugural NYC true crime festival continues with Damien Echols in Conversation with Dave Hill at Gramercy Theatre.
• Don’t be funny anymore at Lucy Dacus at Black Cat.
• If you would like to dress up and do cherry blossom related dancing, the 2019 National Cherry Blossom Festival Pink Tie Party is for you.
• If you would like a re-do at prom, KIPProm: The School Dance for Grown-Ups at Union Market is for you.
• The Southeast D.C. takeover of Dupont Underground features Mars Urban Arts Initiative Ensemble-in-Residence VeVe & tha Rebels.
• Our Friday pick for the Environmental Film Festival is the D.C. premiere of The Most Unknown at the Carnegie Institution for Science.
• Really good bill at Comet Ping Pong with Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds, The Edwiges, and Knife Wife.
• Local stand up show we like, Punkhouse Comedy, is at Songbyrd. Corvo closes the show.
• VHS Collection and Future Generations play a sold-out U Hall.
• FREE PICK: Smithsonian’s Year of Music continues with the Hirshhorn Shuffle.
• NYC PICK: Our early Death Becomes Us show is sold-out but there are still some tickets for HLN Night – Forensic Files Uncorked with Wine & Crime Gals at Gramercy Theatre.
Do some daytime stuff:
• The best day time cherry blossom option is the SAAM and the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebration of Japanese culture in the Kogod Courtyard.
• The National Gallery of Art’s excellent Hollywood’s Poverty Row Preserved by UCLA series continues with Mamba.
• Celebrate Women’s History Month at the DAR Museum.
• Celebrate dogs and beer at Devils Backbone Pup-Up Bar at The Midlands.
• Celebrate chicken wings at the Baltimore Wing Festival.
• Take a mini break:
• The Environmental Film Festival concludes with a closing night party and screening of Sharkwater Extinction at Nat Geo.
• Welcome Elder Island to the states at Songbyrd.
• Funny bearded person Nick Thune is at Drafthouse Comedy.
• Anoushka Shankar has two shows at Sixth & I.
• The 2019 National Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony is at Warner Theatre. Yes, the fest actually began earlier this week.
• The Miracle Theatre hosts Las Culturistas.
• Frend, Trajectories and Tuff Lover are at DC9.
• All Them Witches and Plague Vendor play a sold-out Rock & Roll Hotel.
• FREE PICK OF THE DAY: It’s Queer Girl Movie Night at Black Cat.
• NYC PICK: The Death Becomes Us show I’m most excited about is Wrongfully Accused – Mindhunter’s John Douglas with Amanda Knox and Damien Echols with moderator Joe Berlinger at Town Hall.
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?
• We endorse Homeshake at Black Cat.
• Lennon Stella headlines U Hall.
• The Caps take on the Flyers at home. Someone get me some Gritty gear.
• The Swingin’ Utters swing at DC9.
• Last chance to see the Big Apple Circus at National Harbor.
• Last chance to see Confection at the Folger.
• FREE PICK: The DIRECT CURRENT series at the Kennedy Center kicks off with Hugar on the Millennium Stage.
• NYC PICK: Death Becomes Us concludes with Murder She Wrote: The Ladies of True Crime at Gramercy Theatre.
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.