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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 The Good Place since they’re in the midst of their final season and the impeachment trial began this week and we all live in The Bad Place…

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All sorts of great stuff:

• The third iteration of Death Becomes Us happened. We have photographic evidence.

• If you missed Amanda Knox and Lorean (Bobbitt) Gallo’s conversation at Death Becomes Us, check out the live recording here.

• The 2010s are almost over. Hooray! We’ve begun our Terrible Teens series with 10 Comedy Specials from the Last 10 Years We Think We’ll Still Be Able to Recommend in 10 Years and 10 Best Vegetarian Dishes in D.C. in the 10s.

• The Imperial is finally open! The new Dram & Grain is finally open! Look inside both.

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.

• Jam out to Lupe Fiasco at the Kennedy Center.

• Catch Lalah Hathaway at the Howard Theatre.

• Celebrate Boulevard Brewing Co.’s 30th anniversary at Pizzeria Paradiso. Beer and pizza are forever the perfect pairing.

• Last Dinosaurs, Born Ruffians and Ginger Root are at U Street Music Hall.

• Become a person who likes motorcycles at Art of the Motorcycle show at The Cheshire.

• Head to Swoll’s record release party with Abdu Ali and Luna Honey at Comet Ping Pong.

• Kick off Aquivit Week with Nordic food and drinks at Mikko.

• Sip on DC Brau‘s collab with Vigilante coffee before all of your friends do at their tap room.

• Get wild at Daikaiju’s show with Killers From Space at Slash Run.

• Learn about the unpredictability of medical tests (while getting drunk) with Profs & Pints.

FREE PICK: NGA Nights is back at the National Gallery of Art. The art looks different at night (and after a few drinks). Also, this one is 90s themed!

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff

• Winter is here, the Sculpture Garden ice rink is officially open.

Hen House is exhibiting their second Tiny Show! If you go to any art event this week, it should be this one. Come back later today for a tiny preview of the art.

• Dance all nigHt to ScHoolboy Q (witH special guest NAV) at EcHostage.

• Or check out Chastity Belt and Stranger Ranger at U Street Music Hall.

• Speaking of dancing, learn how to do a real Viennese waltz at the Folger. Investing in your dancing skills is always a good idea.

• Sip on some slick beers at Midlands‘ three year anniversary party. They’re serving up an imperial honey ale just for the occasion, which sounds fantastic.

Decades is also celebrating their third anniversary with a sweet party.

• Soak up some opera at The Wonderland Ballroom.

Freer Sackler is teaming up with the DC Turkish Film Festival to host a screening of the deliciously named Turkish Ice Cream. I want ice cream.

• Bring your copy of Normal People to Petworth Citizen and enjoy cocktails based on the book. They taste like Irish teen sadness (probably)!

• The National Portrait Gallery hosts an tour focused on art and the Underground Railroad.

FREE PICK: Learn about the history of lavash at the National Museum of American History.


Do some daytime stuff:

• Spend the day eating and drinking everything at MetroCooking DC. Think of it as your warm up for Thanksgiving.

Little Miss Whiskey‘s is hosting their fifth annual Movember pig roast. Get ready to fill up on beer (from DC Brau) and pig (courtesy of The Queen Vic’s chef Ryan Gordon). You will need a nap after this.

• Want more beer? Celebrate Hellbender‘s 5th anniversary with five barrel aged brews, an official anniversary beer, free tastings, Timber Pizza and more.

• Make bad decisions while the sun is out at El Rey‘s eighth annual Beerathon.

• Transform yourself into a person who is really into cider at Hook Hall’s Rootstock. There will 20+ cideries participating plus music and food!


• Swing by the National Academy of Sciences to catch the German physicist Vince Ebert’s show Sexy Science.

• Neon Indian pairs up with Sateen at the 9:30 Club. Remember when you first heard the song “Deadbeat Summer”?

• Head to the River Pavilion at The REACH for a night of jazz with The Kojo Odu Roney Experience featuring Kojo’s father Antoine Roney. He’s a teen prodigy!

• Or have a very different night with Loud Luxury at Echostage.

Von Ammon Co. hosts an opening reception for their new exhibition Focus Group. It’s a no rules, just right kind of art.

DC Brau keeps the booze releases coming with their brand new Full Transparency hard seltzer.

• Learn how to make some sweet Thanksgiving pies with your friends at Baked & Wired.

FREE PICK OF THE DAY: If you like avant-garde cinema, hit up the screening of Breaking the Frame at NGA.

+ 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. It’s useful.

Leaving the house?

• The last anniversary party of the week is Bluejacket‘s sixth anniversary party. There will be rare kegs, $5 beers food and more.

• Wander on over to Union Stage to spend some quality time with Dave. You know Dave.

• Get Sunday drunk at Republic Restoratives apple brandy cocktail competition. How seasonal.

• Go back to U Hall for the Free Skizzy Mars Tour with Yoshi Flower and Zala.

• Swing by Black Cat for Warm Sun’s record release party.

• Check out the second day of MetroCooking DC.

FREE PICK: Head to AFI Silver for a free ciné concert of the film Gallery of Monsters hosted by the National Gallery of Art.

+ ALL SORTS OF other stuff…


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…