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Hey, Ponies! It’s Labor Day weekend! You get one more long weekend before August recess and summer come to a close! While end-of-summer may give you flashbacks of heading back to school, at least there is so much to do before Tuesday morning; make the most of it!

• SEPTEMBER 7: Leave It All Behind: A Renwick at Night Experience – SOLD OUT. But look at this other cool stuff:

• September 21st – BYT & Nat Geo Invite You To – My Party Will Go On – A Titanic After Hours join us for our final museum after hours event of the year – a 90s prom themed Nat Geo campus take-over, with White Ford Bronco, DJ Matt Bailer, and more. $25 Tickets are on sale now. This usually sells out. See above.

• OCTOBER 25-28: The 2018 edition of Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival – curated by Tig Notaro, produced by us, enjoyed by all of you. Tickets are on sale now! Get them all while you can, several shows are already sold out.

• NOVEMBER 3-4: Our first true crime fest: Death Becomes Us! On sale now: Buzzfeed Unsolved Live, Criminal, Last Podcast On The Left and Wine & Crime. Joe Kenda, more exciting stuff announced next week!

 • More announcements coming soon. Stay in the loop and follow us on Facebook & Twitter & Instagram. Use #BYThings too & get excited.

• Another year of Afropunk, another excellent photo set from Maya-Katharine Moore.

We began our new series, Gender Bender of the Week, with a profile of Aunty Chan.

Norway, Denmark and Iceland: A Tale of Three Hot Dogs.

• Taking you back to the golden age of web browsing with Websites from Antiquity Vol. 1.

Nick Hexum: 311 was an inside job.

• We’ve updated our Trivia Guide. Answer some questions.

• RADIORADIORADIO: Listen to BYT radio! Hosted by Brandon Wetherbee, it streams every Thursday at noon. Listen liveSubscribe in iTunes.

• SOCIAL MEDIA BONUS: tag all your Instagram stuff #BYThings (@brightestyoungthings) and get a chance to shine on OUR Instagram feed too.

 Get more D.C. queer nightlife info by connecting with us on Twitter at @BYGays.