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You might have a long weekend ahead because of Indigenous People’s Day; we’ve got some suggestions for ways to observe the holiday meaningfully, so stay tuned for that. There’s also plenty going on in general the next few days (virtual New York Comic Con, The Haunting of Bly Manor, National Coming Out Day, a John Lennon and Ruth Bader Ginsburg tributes), and we’ll talk about that in a minute, BUT FIRST – some stuff you might’ve missed from the BYT universe this week! For example, if you snoozed on Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s opening virtual event for Girlhood (It’s Complicated), YA GOTTA watch that below // appearances from Tayla Parx, Beanie Feldstein, Jazz Jennings, Billie Jean King, Tegan & Sara…the list goes on. SUPER fun, v. empowering:

Friday October 9th

Saturday October 10th

  • New York Comic Con continues today with free live-streamed panels including Steven Universe, The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead – World Beyond, Fear the Walking Dead (SO MUCH WALKING DEAD) and Doctor Who chats, a Smallville cast reunion, Bill Nye book talks and more.
  • You can also tune into a 2pm ET free virtual Hirshhorn artist talk between John Akomfrah and Olafur Eliasson, and/or scope a 4pm Laurie Anderson live stream as she presents Duets on Ice.
  • If you’re looking to get crafty, though, most definitely hit up Phillips Collection’s 12pm ET virtual class The Head As A Vessel w/ Lisa Rosenstein to make a DIY sculptural bowl. (Free!)
  • In terms of tunes, there’s a live-streamed Daniel Johnston tribute happening at 8pm ET ft. Molly Burch, Tunde Adebimpe, Jeff Tweedy, Molly Burch, Bully and more.
  • Fiona Apple will also be in conversation with Emily Nussbaum for New Yorker Fest, and is also set to perform, starting at 8pm ET; tickets are $19.
  • And we’ve got Moon Boots going live on Elseworld TV at 7pm ET.
  • Meanwhile, Cold War Kids will go live via NoCap at 9pm ET for $15, Joseph will be back at it again on NoonChorus at 8pm ET for $15, and Andrew Bird is performing The Mysterious Production of Eggs on Seated at 8pm ET for $15+.
  • You can also catch Emo Night via LPR live stream at 9:30pm ET.
  • More into seasonal movies? Hit up Baltimore’s Charles Theatre for an outdoor Gremlins screening or Diamondback Beer for a patio screening of Shaun of the Dead, or head out to RFK Stadium for a screening of Hocus Pocus.

Sunday October 11th

Monday October 12th

  • To start, here are five ideas from Renée Gokey (citizen of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma), the teacher services coordinator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, to observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day today.
  • (The museum is also streaming a 1pm ET Indigenous Peoples’ Day program for middle and high schoolers, but all are welcome.)
  • And join Books Are Magic for Native Voices Out Loud, a 7pm ET virtual conversation between Darcie Little Badger, author of ELATSOE and Eric Ganworth, author of APPLE, moderated by Anton Treuer, author of the forthcoming EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT INDIANS BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK.
  • Starting at 8am, meanwhile, there’s a No Confirmation Until Inauguration Day of Action gathering on the steps of the Supreme Court.
  • You can also tune into a virtual Ruth Bader Ginsburg tribute ft. Michael Stipe, Phoebe Bridgers, Kathleen Hanna, Margo Price, Hayley Williams, Stacey Abrams, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Gloria Steinem and more. Starts at 8pm ET.