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Hey DC! Looking for things to do this weekend? BEST WEEKEND BETS are, as always, hand picked and carefully calibrated for maximum fun, minimum stress. This week’s theme is a helping of delicious gifs from some of our favorite women artists! Because this Sunday is International Women’s Day (and you can celebrate it with us at NMWA’s International Women’s Day event!)

Also, this very special Best Weekend Bets is sponsored by the Women Filmmakers Festival! Heck yeah!

ALERT ALERT ALERT Incrediball: The Capital Pride Honors & Kick-Off Party is June 5th and we are V. PUMPED!

AND in case you didn’t know, we recently announced Future Is Festival (happening March 26th-29th) and YES RHEA BUTCHER IS ON THE LINEUP THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

Grab an all-access pass (ON SALE NOW) to Death Becomes Us, which is slated for November 2020!

Plus Bentzen Ball 2020 all-access passes are on sale! October’s a ways off, but we still vote you GET ‘EM NOW!

All sorts of great stuff:

Your Best March is here and it’s technically the only thing you have to read this month (but please continue to read the rest of our website, we need you).

• And for the beer nerds, Draft Picks is live and it’s filled with all the best beer parties.

You don’t have to shake our hands. Really.

• Need some new wine recommendations? Check out Alissa Wilmina Diaz’s Drink Diary.

• We had a vegetarian and a not vegetarian try Shouk’s new “fried chicken.”

RADIORADIORADIO: Listen to BYT radio! Hosted by Brandon Wetherbee, it streams every Thursday at noon on Full Service Radio. 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.



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• Learn about sustainability in the fashion and design industries at House of Sweden! Go for the knowledge, stay to look at the incredible paper dresses loved by Bjork and Lady Gaga.

• Phillips After 5 at The Phillips Collection is sold out! We hope you took our advice and bought your tickets earlier this week.

• Luckily, you can still grab tickets to Dan Luke & The Raid (plus Magazine Beach) at Black Cat.

• Go see the coming of age tale / Cannes Jury Prize winner Fish Tank at Suns Cinema.

• Down some whiskey and check out MINKA, Secret Beach and Melk at Slash Run.

• Listen to some people tell some stories about some things at The Moth DC story challenge at The Miracle Theatre.

• Fill your face with pie then dance to Lily Kershaw and Joey Genetti at Pie Shop.

• Have you seen The Amen Corner at the Shakespeare Theatre Company? You should see The Amen Corner.

FREE PICK: Airospace celebrates the release of their single “The Pleasure Is Mine” with a night of free music at Spacylounge.

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff

• It’s the first day of the Women Filmmakers Festival!

• Catch some BYT staff jamming out to Fea at DC9.

• Then go back to DC9 for a late night show with October ’71.

• Swing by the Li’l Whit beer release party at Right Proper and drink your weight in beer.

• Grab a slice o’ pizza and check out Ginger Root, Bottled Up and Carinae at Comet Ping Pong.

• The Embassy of Japan is screening the anime I want to eat your pancreas, which sounds incredibly sad!

• Bacchae is headlining a benefit concert for Reclaim Rent Control with Blue Streak and Saffron at Songbyrd.

• Author and co-organizer of the Women’s March Linda Sasour talks about her book We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders at Busboys and Poets.

• It’s the First Friday in Dupont! You know what that means…

FREE PICK: Pop by the REACH to catch a (streamed) performance of the National Symphony Orchestra.

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff

Do some daytime stuff:

• The second day of the Women Filmmakers Festival takes place at the Smithsonian American Art Museum!

• Start your day off right with Fair Winds Brewing Company‘s Five year anniversary party. Beer can be breakfast, right?

• Or you can head over to Red Bear Brewing for their one year anniversary party.

• Or you can taste some brews from the Dewey Beer Company at ChurchKey.


• Catch Ms. Lauryn Hill and Alice Smith at the Kennedy Center.

• Head to Hole in the Sky for a housewarming party unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

•070 Shake is sold out at the U Street Music Hall, but if there’s a will, there’s a way. If you know what we mean.

• Catch the Chuck Brown Band at Pearl Street Warehouse.

• Swing by The Pocket at 7DrumCity, our favorite practice space / venue, to see Higher Numbers, Schreiner and The Neuro Farm.

FREE PICK OF THE DAY: It’s tarot and cocktail night at Slash Run!

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff

• Not sure what to see in the theater? Check out our film section for reviews. Or our new, super handy MURDER MYSTERY GUIDE.

• Looking for some good new brunches to try? Check out our DC BRUNCH GUIDE. It’s useful.

Leaving the house?

• Come by NMWA‘s International Women’s Day party! You can check out the museum (for free!) and hit up the BYT Book Swap.

• The Kennedy Center is hosting a Beyoncé Mass, which sounds kind of lovely.

• This is your last day to enjoy Silver Branch Brewing Company‘s anniversary week celebrations. Get Sunday drunk!

• And speaking of beer, enjoy all-you-can-drink brews and all-you-can-eat raw bar bites at Hank’s Oyster Bar on The Wharf. Raise a glass and an oyster shell to the women in your life.

• Or you can sip on a cocktail, shop some cool merch and talk about politics in honor of International Women’s Day at Republic Restoratives.

• Or you can work your way through some cider at Anxo‘s International Women’s Day / Planned Parenthood fundraiser.

• Laugh the rest of your day away at RIOT! with Margaret Cho, Dulcé Sloan, Sasheer Zamata, Jen Kirkman, and Catherine Cohen at the Kennedy Center.

• Silversun Pickups and The New Regime are at 9:30 Club.

• Eat some brunchy food and watch Garbage Pail Kids at Slash Run.

FREE PICK: Happy Persian New Year! Celebrate Nowruz at the National Museum of Asian Art.

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff…

And just like that, the weekend is over:

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…