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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 ladies (LADIES!), since March 8, International Women’s Day, is this weekend.

March 10: Time After Time: A Daylight Savings Dance Party @ DC9  – free and weird and this Sunday. Take home an hour glass!

March 14, 21, 28: BYT Murder Club @ Suns Cinema – Lady Killers Editionto 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: 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.


All sorts of great stuff:

• Before you go to the circus, read our Dream Job feature on Stephanie Monseu, Big Apple Circus Ringleader.

Billie Eilish Wrote A Song Titled “Wish You Were Gay”, and I Wish She Hadn’t.

• Our Best Worst Things series continues with some thoughts about fake bags.

• It’s March. Have Your Best March.

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.

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• Mike Krol is at Comet Ping Pong. Get there early for Teen Mortgage. And read our chat with Mike Krol.

• The Postal Museum, yes, the Postal Museum, hosts a Hip Hop Culture Block Party.

• Matthew Dear is at U Hall.

National Geographic Museum hosts the “When Women Ruled the World” talk.

• NOVA ONE, Lotion Princess, October ’71, and Vesper Woods play an 18+ show at Dangerous Pies.

• The Hirshhorn’s “Gallery Experience Sonic Meditation: Pulse Index” should help you find a sense of calm.

• The cherry blossoms will be in peak bloom April 3. Get in the mood at the Cherry Blossom Pop Up Bar.

• PAKKE hosts the next edition of their Left Bank Salon Series at The Banks.

FREE PICK: The Slow Journalism and Storytelling: A Swiss Perspective event at the Hillyer looks quite interesting.

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff


• One of the best ways to spend International Women’s Day is NSO DECLASSIFIED: Ben Folds Presents – A Celebration of International Women’s Day featuring Sarah Silverman hosting singer songwriter Danay Suarez, operatic soprano Leah Hawkins, singer songwriter Gracie Folds, and conductor Akiko Fujimoto with NSO Artistic Advisor Ben Folds on piano.

• The Phillips After 5 series continues with Mujeres Radicales.

• Cypress Hill will make the Fillmore Silver Spring smoke.

• The WoCo Fest kicks off at Blind Whino and continues through Saturday.

• Celebrate International Women’s Day at Dacha Beer Garden as they feature a Double IIPA brewed by women.

• Super Art Fight encourages hypothetical violence at Black Cat.

• James Bay fills The Anthem.

• Paul Lewis plays a free concert at The Library of Congress.

FREE PICK: The excellent Luce Unplugged series continues with Knife Wife and Jax Deluca.

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff

Do some daytime stuff:

• Here’s a good way to spend a Saturday: 5th Annual HopFest at DC Brau.

• If you don’t have a ticket to Robyn at The Anthem, you can still see Robyn this weekend. She’ll be at the House of Sweden for their panel on the underrepresentation of women in technology.

• It’s almost biking weather! (Yes, one could bike all year but it’s much nicer to bike when temperatures are above 50 the entire day.) If you need a bike, consider stopping by Big Bear Cafe’s refurbished bike sale.

• Enjoy some Irish activities at Ireland on The Wharf.

• The Warner Bros. Theater screens Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché.

• Take a mini break, toughen up:



• The show of the weekend is Robyn at The Anthem.

• Demetri Martin has two shows at the Warner Theatre.

• Nerds gravitate towards DC9 for Nerd Nite.

• Go to Suns Cinema to see a movie about where The Ramones do not want to be buried: Pet Sematary.

• Washington National Opera’s Eugene Onegin begins its run at the Kennedy Center.

• Bob Marley, not that Bob Marley, is at DC Improv. We like opener Katherine Jessup.

Tropicalia hosts ¡Arriba las mujeres! Womyn Rise!

• It’ll be difficult to have a bad time at Tropical Beat at Haydees.

FREE PICK OF THE DAY: Save some $ but don’t sacrifice quality at The Washington Ballet’s Rising Stars Performance.

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff

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?

• Set your clocks with us at Time After Time: A Daylight Savings Dance Party at DC9.

• Get in the St. Patrick’s Day mood at St. Baldrick’s Day at Boundary Stone.

• Drink some beer, eat some BBQ and buy some vinyl at Hellbender’s Record Fair & BBQ.

• The Ezra Collective is at Songbyrd.

• Do some Wikipedia editing at Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Feminism and the Arts.

• If you’re not at DC9 thinking about time with us, you should be at The Sin of Nora Moran preceded by Hearst Metrotone News and Balloon Land at the National Gallery of Art.

• Enjoy Jazz in the Basement: Blue Note Celebration ft. Chris Ziemba Quintet at the Goethe-Institut Washington.

FREE PICK: The Freer Gallery of Art hosts Making Arab Melodies: Hamid Al-Saadi and Safaafir.

+ ALL SORTS OF 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.