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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: top GOOGLE results when you type in “Women’s Rights Gif”. Happy International Women’s Day, from the internet!


We just announced out first big event of 2018! National Air and Space Museum + BYT + Yuri’s Night Present 2001: A Space Party! Saturday, April 7 @ Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (the most popular museum in the world)! Open Bars! Amazing Music! The life size replica of the room at the end of 2001: Space Odyssey! Tickets are going fast!

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All sorts of great stuff:

• Every month we select the BEST OF EVERYTHING, in order to ensure you have your finest month yet.

• We updated our date guides: Blind Date + First Date + Seal The Deal/Special Occasion

• Are you watching The Walking Dead? This is when we stopped watching The Walking Dead.

RIP Chris Harrison, Reality TV Dad.

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RADIO BONUS: Listen to BYT radio! Hosted by Brandon Wetherbee, it streams every Thursday at noon. Listen live. Subscribe in iTunes.


• Celebrate International Women’s Day! National Museum of Women in the Arts “Women House” opening party is SOLD OUT but the exhibition itself is 150% worth a visit.

• Celebrate International Women’s Day! Kate Warren’s Banshees & Queens opens at W Hotel this evening.

• Celebrate International Women’s Day! Women’s History Museum is hosting a screening + talk around Bombshell: A Hedy Lamarr story.

• Celebrate International Women’s Day at ANXO Cidery’s A Wild Night: The Story of Basandere. It’s  an evening of ciders featured from women-owned cideries and all donations from the evening will benefit Planned Parenthood of Metro D.C.

• Nick Hakim plays Miracle Theatre. Read our interview with Nick Hakim.

• The 14th annual New African Film Festival begins at AFI Silver Spring. I Am Not A Witch opens the fest.

• Bob Marley begins his DC Improv run. Not that one.

• Very good guitarist Julian Lage performs with the Julian Lage Trio at the Library of Congress.

Espita Mezcalero turns dos (two (2)) and they’re celebrating with a special happy hour/birthday party. 

• Get some international sounds in your life with The Zephyr Bones at Slash Run.

• Geek out about terraforming Mars and interstellar travel with the always entertaining Michio Kaku book talk at 6th & I.

•  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: Black Cat hosts a garden seed share. I love this. It’s now acceptable, dare I say cool, to care about gardening. I love gardening. I write that with complete sincerity.

BALTIMORE PICK: All Good Presents Toubab Krewe at The 8×10.

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff

• An exhibit we’ve been looking forward to for some time, “Women House,” opens at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. We realize we recommended the opening party on Thursday. This is a just another reminder to see the exhibition.

• Stop over to Hirshhorn on your lunch break (12:30pm-1:30pm) for some special objects out of storage related to their Brand New exhibition.

• We like Alex Cameron at Rock & Roll Hotel.

Eavesdrop Brewery opens today.

• Two very good, different sounding reasons to go to Black Cat tonight: Locals Run Come See and Lauren Calve record release show and An Evening with U-God.

The Wiz opens at Ford’s Theatre.

• Dance at 9:30 Club’s No Scrubs party. It’s becoming an oldies dance party because that’s how time works.

Woolly Mammoth hosts A Love Letter to Myself: A D.C. Comedy Variety Show.

• Another weekend, another metal show at Atlas Brew Works. This week is Lord, One Slack Mind and Sentius.

FREE PICK: Haywood Turnipseed Jr. hosts Attack of the Comics at Drafthouse Comedy. Go for the host, stay for the stand ups.

BALTIMORE PICK: If you like Biggie and burgers you will most likely enjoy Biggie & Burgers at theSANDgallery.

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff

Do some daytime stuff:

• Cherry blossom season is almost here. The “Sakura Orihon: Diary of a Cherry Blossom Journey” exhibit opens today at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum.

• Looking for a new bike but don’t want to pay new bike prices? Big Bear Cafe has a refurbished bike sale.

• CNN White House Reporter Kate Bennett hosts a charity Solidcore class at the Cathedral Commons location. It’s part of the “Make March Matter” initiative from Children’s National Hospital. It’s also the most #ThisTown way to exercise.

Buffalo Billiards hosts a March Madness Skeeball Tournament. March sure is mad for not paying college athletes.

• The Strathmore opens their art exhibition “Up in the Air”. It’s in partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival and it’s all about kites. Kites!

• Go home, recharge before this evening.


• Tiffany Haddish performs two sold-out shows at Warner Theatre. She’s ready for arenas.

• Beth Ditto headlines 9:30 Club. Tonight is a good night for live music.

• Dance party options include The Coven at Ten Tigers Parlour, the Biff Bang Pow Vinyl Dance Party at Slash Run. and the LCD Soundsystem vs Hot Chip vs Cut Copy dance party at DC Nine.

• The excellent Ezra Furman is at Rock & Roll Hotel.

• Spend some $$$ for a good cause at the 13th annual Chance For Life event at MGM National Harbor.

• Mac Sabbath play Black Cat. Good for them. It’s nice to see hard working Black Sabbath/McDonald’s tribute acts doing well.

• The Gamer Symphony Orchestra performs on the Millennium Stage. This is not tied to Ready Player One.

• Dropkick Murphys bring the party to The Anthem. Get there early for the top floor happy hour.

FREE PICK OF THE DAY: The Wharf is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day early with Ireland on The Wharf from 2 to 6 p.m. The family friendly event will feature bagpipers from Ireland, Irish dancers, live music and a beer garden. There aren’t a ton of family friendly St. Patrick’s Day events.

BALTIMORE PICK: I’ve already made it clear that I’m a fan of gardening so I’m definitely interested in learning about tree grafting at Charm City Farms.

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff

• Looking for some good new brunches to try? Check out our food section.

For your viewing pleasure:

• Spend your weekend revisiting our always golden, freshly updated Murder Mystery Streaming Guide.

• Not sure what to see in the theater? Check out our film section for reviews.

Leaving the house?

• Happy 8 years, U Hall! The birthday celebrations begin with Trouble Funk.

• The Bad Plus end their three night run at Blues Alley.

• Last chance to see Familiar at Woolly Mammoth.

• Cro-Mags play loud music in The Pinch.

• The Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship wraps up at Capital One Arena.

• There’s a Girls Drum! DC Fest Benefit for Girls Rock! RC at Songbyrd.

You’re probably not watching The Walking Dead.

FREE PICK: Listen to 311 and chill.

BALTIMORE PICK: See Dune on the big screen in the gorgeous Senator Theatre.

+ 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, lets keep keep the priorities in check: