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Hey Ponies, so much fun happening this weekend! But also, Orange is the New Black returns on Friday! OK, also Beyoncé and Jay-Z are here on Friday, so obviously don’t stay at home watching TV if you can do that, but you get it. Seriously, great weekend ahead.

• JUST ANNOUNCED! SEPTEMBER 7: Leave It All Behind: A Renwick at Night Experience! We’re hosting the final event around the most popular exhibit of 2018: Renwick’s No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. As always, tickets are a deal/going fast and the earlier the buy, the less you’ll spend. Get them here.

• 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 Phoebe Robinson and a second Jonathan Van Ness show (!!!) going on sale Friday at 10AM! Tig, Cameron Esposito, Rhea Butcher, Michelle Buteau, Amanda Seales and more tickets are on sale now! Get them all while you can.

• 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, Criminal, Last Podcast On The Left and Wine & Crime. Tickets are going very quickly! More announcements soon!

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

• We are giving tickets away to CHER on @BrightestYoungThings instagram – go get them!

It’s DC Burger Week so we updated our Burger Guide.

• Spend some time learning about what you drink. The newest entry in our Freshly Tapped series is about Allagash’s Little Brett.

• You may not like America much right now but you’ll probably enjoy looking at photos of America! The Game Show.

• You probably didn’t make it to San Diego Comic-Con but you’ll probably enjoy looking at photos of people that did.

•  It’s the end of July. Have Your Best end of 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.