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:
- A couple of other cool things kicked off this week, including Pow! Wow! DC international mural festival, NMWA’s Paper Routes exhibition, and NIGHTSTREAM virtual horror film festival.
- Speaking of horror films, here’s your guide to all the upcoming spooky outdoor screenings in DC and Baltimore.
- Looking to spice up your Friday night? ANXO is offering tons of foraged treats, including a mushroom negroni called Under My Chanterella (!!!)
- Or if you’re doing Sober October, we’ve got some suggestions for where to grab some fun non-alcoholic beverages.
- And if you’re after some life-changing pastries this weekend, Mah-Ze-Dahr is THE ONE.
- In search of Covid-friendly workouts? We’ve got you covered with these IRL and online options.
- Or if you’re going stir-crazy working from home all the time, we’ve got some suggestions for spots w/ wifi (AND FOOD) that make for Covid-friendly changes of scenery.
- We were so sad to hear that U Hall is permanently closing (still processing, in fact), but we wanted to relive some of the memories, so we compiled a few photo sets from shows over the past 10 years.
- But in some good news, Phillips Collection is set to reopen to the public next Thursday, October 15th.
- (AND National Portrait Gallery’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition is now officially open; top prize is worth $25K!)
Friday October 9th
- For starters, explore the cosmos and celebrate the artistry and iconic moments of Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Solange and others in the Knowles-Carter galaxy via XO: The Black in Space Journey Continues! It’s a four-day virtual journey, and you can grab tickets here.
- You can also catch a free virtual Hirshhorn artist talk w/ Phaan Howng at noon ET.
- Meanwhile, virtual New Yorker Fest continues with a 6pm ET conversation between Natasha Lyonne and Maya Rudolph, as well as an 8pm ET conversation between Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren; tickets are $19 each.
- And New York Comic Con continues with loads of panels, including ones about The Watch, Monsterland and more. (All free to stream!)
- More into October-appropriate movie vibes? Addams Family is screening at Baltimore’s Cross Street Market, Beetlejuice is screening at Songbyrd
- Continuing down a musical path, Patti Smith, Natalie Merchant, Joan Osborne and others will be live streaming the 40th annual John Lennon Tribute at 7pm ET, while another John Lennon tribute ft. KT Tunstall, Peter Gabriel and more will kick off at 3pm ET.
- Plus we’ve got Dent May taking over In.Live at 9pm ET for $10.
- Future Islands and Joseph will be going live (separately) via NoonChorus, the former at 10pm ET for $15 and the latter at 8pm ET for $17.
- And Hanson will be doing a live-streamed performance at 8pm ET for $15+ to benefit Save Our Stages.
- Charli XCX, meanwhile, will be going live on Oculus (requires a subscription) at 9pm ET.
- Just wanna stay up past your bedtime? A new round of Isol-Aid Festival kicks off on Twitch at 10:50pm ET ft. Gordi, Georgia Maq and more.
- (Personally, I will just be binge-watching The Haunting of Bly Manor on Netflix.)
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
- It’s National Coming Out Day! Hang out with The Washington Blade over at The Wharf to celebrate!
- Just hungry? Swing by St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church for some to-go Armenian fall food from 12:30pm to 2:30pm.
- You can also take a hot sauce blending class w/ Cultivate the City at 1pm ET; tickets are $30.
- If you’re more into Oktoberfest vibes, it’s Dogtoberfest from noon to 3pm at Wunder Garten ft. a guest appearance by Woof Bowl “Food Truck for Dogs”; dogs encouraged to dress up!
- New York Comic Con wraps up today with panels ft. What We Do In The Shadows and Nancy Drew discussions, a D&D workshop, a podcasting chat with Cole Sprouse and more.
- In tunes land, Paul McCartney will be going live to benefit Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen on YouTube at 3pm ET.
- Or if you’d prefer to pretend you’re in LA at the Hollywood Bowl c. 2016/2019, you can catch some archived performances from Sigur Ros and Toro y Moi at 9:30pm ET.
- Personally I feel we should all just wind down with Yoga for Black Lives Matter, which is happening at 5:30pm outside the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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.