We’re back at it again with the weekend vibes; this go-round features intellectually stimulating (virtual) conversations, National Ice Cream Day specials, and even an outdoor comedy club by way of Falls Church’s State Theatre.
Before we get into all the details, here are some things you might be interested in from the BYT universe this week:
- Some strong entries in our SUMMER RULES column, including the hosts of AirSpace, as well as the one and only Mari Andrew, Chef Andy Clark, Nat Geo photographer Ami Vitale, Chef Danny Lledó, and Helene Theros of Laiik.
- Music-wise, we had a chat to BL Shirelle about her debut full-length, ASSATA TROI, and we premiered the video for JRM’s stirring track “America”, a protest song very well-suited to the times, as well as Aish Divine’s “Common Questions”, a queer anthem that reminds us Pride is a year-round affair.
- And moving into more general chats territory, we spoke to Helene Theros, Co-Founder of DC-based footwear brand Laiik, about how business has been affected by the pandemic.
- Plus we talked to Steve Sando of Rancho Gordo heirloom beans about how his socially responsible company is basically the antithesis of Goya.
- Check out photos from last weekend’s emotional march and vigil demanding justice for Vanessa Guillén.
- Here’s your weekly guide to being a better ally ft. some important action items, as well as 5 more places to donate if you’ve got the means.
- Looking for new stuff to obsess over? Here are some of our favorite things to read, watch and listen to this week.
- If you’re finding travel shows painful right now, Travel Man with Richard Ayoade is the cure.
- And here are our reviews for Relic and Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets.
Friday July 17th
- First up, be sure to RSVP to Busboys and Poets’ Zoom dinner series; tonight’s guest of honor is Alicia Garza, and you’re not gonna want to miss it. Free, starts at 6pm ET.
- In the cinema department, Flannery (a documentary about Flanner O’Connor) is available virtually starting today.
- (Or if you have access to a vehicle, you can attend a $20 drive-in screening of Space Jam at Union Market.)
- Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema will also host a virtual screening of It’s A Disaster ft. live Q&A with full cast and filmmaker. Tickets are $12, and the event starts at 8pm ET. (Solid end of the world vibes. Very of the moment.)
- In tunesland, The Lemon Twigs are going live on Rough Trade NYC’s Instagram starting at 1pm ET.
- At 2pm ET, meanwhile, Joan As Police Woman will be performing virtually for The Peninsulist, and will also be chatting with friends & collaborators, John Cale and Meshell Ndegeocel.
- Later, you can catch a Dougie Poole performance virtually via Baby’s All Right starting at 8pm ET. Tickets start at just $5 a pop.
- (And commercially speaking, you can grab new stuff from Lianne La Havas, Nicolas Jaar and The Chicks today.)
- And crossing over into culinary territory, Ice Cream Jubilee founder Victoria Lai will share how to make the perfect ice cream cake via IG Live at 4:30pm ET.
- Or if you’re hungry for food and stimulating conversation, artist Robert Young has teamed up with the chefs at Bammy’s to whip up a special night of cuisine, music and discussion. Seatings begin at 5pm.
Saturday July 18th
- Start off the day with the Phillips Collection; they’re hosting family program Stories In Art via Zoom, where everyone will be creating stories inspired by Allan Rohan Crite’s Parade on Hammond Street (1935), a celebration of family, ritual, and community. Starts at 10:30am ET.
- Then at 2pm ET, head over to Bluestockings’ Zoom presentation of a discussion between Ruth Wilson Gilmore and the authors of PRISON BY ANY OTHER NAME: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms.
- You should also most definitely swing by HOMME for Carry Out & Rogue; art, tacos and spiced rum cereal milkshakes? Sign. Us. UP.
- If it’s tunes you’re after, Adult Mom will be virtually performing for Baby’s All Right starting at 8pm, and tickets will run you $5+.
- Seratones are also going (virtually) live at 8pm ET.
- More into movies? Moving Image is hosting a virtual 1pm ET screening of Radioactive ft. online conversation with director Marjane Satrapi and star Rosamund Pike. Free w/ RSVP.
- And make sure to prep for National Ice Cream Day tomorrow by loading up on all the necessary supplies via Lulabelle’s, where you can grab everything from sprinkles to cones to ice cream cocktail kits today.
Sunday July 19th
- First things first – it’s National Ice Cream Day, so you’re gonna want to stay glued to Ice Cream Jubilee’s IG; they’ll be giving away ten ice cream party boxes to celebrate the holiday, every hour between noon and 10pm ET.
- At 6pm ET, meanwhile, Falls Church’s State Theatre will turn into an outdoor comedy club; 10 comedians are slated to perform, free to attend, masks and social distancing obviously required.
- And This Is Fine in Arlington will present a curated selection of animated short films from around the world starting at 3:30pm ET. $5 suggested donation, masks and social distancing obviously required.
- Miss Moving Image’s free virtual screening of Radioactive yesterday? You’ve got a shot at redemption at 8pm ET tonight. (And yes, Marjane Satrapi and Rosamund Pike will be joining again.)
- You can also have a digital dance party at home via today’s edition of Nowadays’ Mister Sunday ft. Justin Carter and Powder. Starts at 5pm ET.
- Or just focus on toppling the patriarchy via Catland’s virtual FEMME FURY class; you’ll explore the history of the scorned woman, and will learn how to create spells and charms to manifest justice. Starts at 6pm, and tickets are $20.
Once again, we hope you stay safe, mobilized and vigilant (AND HYDRATED) out there (or indoors) this weekend. In the meantime, did we miss something? Drop us a line at [email protected]
Featured photo by Andrew “Donovan” Valdivia