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Another weekend is upon us; we hope everyone is staying strong and mobilized, and that you’re taking care of yourselves and each other. More ways to get involved and stay involved coming up the next few days, all of which we’ll get into in just a second. (Also, be sure to follow us on Instagram @brightestyoungthings; we’ve been trying to keep our stories up to date with all the latest info.)

Briefly first, here are some things you might be interested in from the BYT universe this week:

Friday June 26th

Saturday June 27th

  • Back to Black is a great charity pop-up happening at Serenata this weekend intended to amplify Black voices within the beverage industry. Several organizations to benefit, so make sure to grab some cocktails (there is also a non-alcoholic option available) today and tomorrow.
  • Swing by Chocolate City Experience & Black Lives Matter DC’s block party at Black Lives Matter Plaza ft. resources for the Black community, Black vendors, Chocolate City farmer’s market, yoga, double dutch and more from noon until 5pm.
  • There’s also an FTP March at 7pm starting out at Dupont Circle (end location disclosed for now) ft. 6pm white accomplices orientation.
  • Music-wise, you can start streaming Black Power Live at 8pm ET; hosted by Patrisse Cullors, the stream will benefit organizations across the Movement for Black Lives, and will feature performances by Aloe Blacc, Dev Hynes, Doja Cat and many more.
  • The virtual Roots Picnic 2020 is partnering with Michelle Obama to try to reach voters this year, and performers will include The Roots, H.E.R., Roddy Ricch, Lil Baby and more, plus appearances from Kerry Washington, Janelle Monae and more.
  • Global Pride is also today; celebrate with House of Yes’ Soundtrack For A Movement: GLITTERBOX Pride ft. Natasha Diggs, Sippin T and Sabine Blaizin, a virtual party that will benefit G.L.I.T.S., a queer grassroots organization raising money to create housing for black trans women and a support system for black trans folks who have been incarcerated.
  • Or, again, if you haven’t gotten a chance to watch Smithsonian Project Pride from a few weeks ago, it’s a positive and reflective viewing experience featuring amazing performances from Madame Gandhi, Big Freedia, Girl In Red, Rufus Wainwright, Pabllo Vittar, Indigo Girls and more, and we hope you’ll check it out.
  • (You can also put on a Pride playlist made for us by Australian artist Harmony Byrne.)
  • If you’re more interested in cinema, Nitehawk is hosting a virtual screening of SHIRLEY tonight ft. live Q+A with Elizabeth Moss and director Josephine Decker; tickets are $12.
  • In terms of TV, you can tune into Chilling Eve II, a virtual chat w/ special guests hosted by Killing Eve and Paper, starting at 3pm ET on FB Live.
  • Meanwhile, the NWSL returns as one of the first sports leagues to attempt to resume play; today’s 2020 Challenge Cup matches include NC Courage vs Portland Thorns FC at 12:30pm ET, and Orlando Pride vs Chicago Red Stars at 10pm ET.
  • Plus the third and final season of Dark hits Netflix today.

Sunday June 28th

Thank you, and remember to stay safe, mobilized, vigilant and hydrated out there. Did we miss something? Get in touch at [email protected]

Featured photo by Chris Henry