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Hey, Ponies! The weekend’s just about here, which means—we get Mamma Mia 2, yes, here we go again! Hope you’re as thrilled as we are. With that, in addition to seeing the new Streep, here are other things to keep you busy this weekend.

• THIS WEEKEND! JULY 20-21: The Bentzen Ball Podcast Studio returns to the District of Comedy Festival July 20 and 21!

• OCTOBER 25-28: The 2018 edition of Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival – curated by Tig Notaro, produced by us, enjoyed by all of you. We have Jonathan Van Ness (!!!) and Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher tickets going on sale Friday at 10AM! Tig, Michelle Buteau, Amanda Seales and more tickets are on sale now! Get them all.

• NOVEMBER 3-4: Our first true crime fest: Death Becomes Us! Festival passes are sold out. How Did This Get Made is sold out. On sale now: Buzzfeed Unsolved Live and Last Podcast On The Left. On sale today at 10AM we have some ladies join in on the action: Criminal w/ Phoebe Judge and Wine & Crime.

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


We interviewed Bo Burnham about Eighth Grade. It’ll make you want to see a film you already wanted to see even more.

• The District of Comedy Festival is this weekend at the Kennedy Center. We published our Essential Viewing and Essential Podcasts guides.

• D.C. is a great city for vegans. It’s even good if you’re a carnivore stuck eating vegan.

•  It’s July. Have Your Best July.

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.

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