As usual, there’s an exceptional amount of IRL and virtual programming happening the next few days; whether you want to scope a spooky movie outdoors, hit up a virtual music festival, stroll through a cemetery at night or tune into Portrait Gallery’s special Presidents and First Ladies live stream, you’re not likely to be disappointed by this weekend’s options. Before we get into the specifics, here’s what you might’ve missed from the BYT universe this week:
- Okay first of all, I went off on how BLY MANOR IS A TERRIBLE SHOW.
- Washington Blade readers selected us as the best local website/blog in this year’s Best of Gay DC Readers’ Choice Awards and we are super honored!
- The Phillips Collection is officially reopen! First weekend back in action is sold out, but you can try your luck again on Monday, which is when new tickets will be released.
- Meanwhile, ARTECHOUSE just launched a super cool immersive exhibition called SUBMERGE!
- And in other art news, someone made a miniature replica of Britney Spears’ gym that burned down, and they will take a picture of a miniature version of you inside it.
- I interviewed Kara Marni about being a singer-songwriter in the UK during a pandemic, and I also spoke with the co-hosts of Ruined, a podcast about horror films, about Danny DeVito fear and the fact that Poltergeist is rated PG! (HOW?!)
- Read all about how Tatte (pronounced like latte) is serving up tasty halva bombs ‘n Jerusalem bagels.
- And did you miss the virtual opening event for Girlhood (It’s Complicated)? You can relive all the magic (ft. Tegan & Sara, Billie Jean King, Beanie Feldstein, Alia Shawkat, Tayla Sparx and more) right now!
Friday October 16th
- Kicking things off on a tunes note, most definitely support #SOSFest on YouTube; it’s running all weekend, and will benefit the National Independent Venue Association to prevent beloved spaces from going the route of U Hall. Tonight catch virtual performances from FINNEAS, Marshmello + Demi Lovato, Dillon Francis and more starting at 8pm ET.
- You can also catch James Blake going live via Boiler Room TV at 5pm ET.
- Rufus Wainwright is going live at 5pm ET as well for $25…
- …or if you’re more into Trey Anastasio vibes, head on over to Twitch at 8pm ET.
- Moving into movie territory, Miranda July’s Kajillionaire (which we loved) is now officially available to rent at home.
- Or join NMWA for Cultural Capital – Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy, an online film screening and discussion, at 7pm ET; tickets are $10.
- For spooky outdoor vibes, hit up Capitol Riverfront’s drive-in presentation of a Frankenstein/Dracula (1931 versions) double-feature to benefit DC Central Kitchen; $20 per vehicle.
- Or if you’re in the Baltimore area, Cross Street Market will have a socially distanced outdoor screening of Ghostbusters.
- Would you rather hang out in a graveyard at nighttime? Congressional Cemetery’s got a $40 SOUL STROLL for ya.
Saturday October 17th
- For starters, join The Phillips Collection for Wide Awake: Poster Making for The 4th Annual Women’s March on Washington from 9am to 11am. (Masks required, but hopefully that’s a given anyway.)
- Plus #SOSFest continues today at 4pm ET ft. Gus Dapperton, Phoebe Bridgers, Brittany Howard, The Roots and more.
- And Hudson Valley Votes is happening on YouTube starting at 8pm ET ft. appearances from Sean Lennon, Norah Jones, Fred Armisen, Natalie Merchant, Amanda Seyfried and more.
- Meanwhile, Christine and the Queens will be going live via KEXP’s YouTube channel at 4pm ET.
- You can also catch a $15 virtual performance from Tennis tonight at 9pm ET…
- …or scope Laura Jane Grace on Audiotree for $16+ at 9pm ET.
- More into comedy? Catch Todd Barry virtually via Nowhere Comedy Club at 2pm ET; tickets start at $15.
- But if you’d rather hang out in some bone gardens, Congressional Cemetery’s SOUL STROLL series continues tonight; tickets are still $40.
- Or if spooky movies are more your jam, you might want to head out to Diamondback Beer in Baltimore for a socially distanced outdoor screening of the OG Suspiria.
- (Plus Baltimore’s Charles Theatre will have a socially distanced outdoor screening of A Nightmare on Elm Street.)
- Just wanna cozy up to your TV? David Byrne’s American Utopia hits HBO tonight at 8pm ET.
Sunday October 18th
- Close out the weekend with the last day of #SOSFest; today’s performances include Nathaniel Rateliff, Dave Matthews, Reba McEntire, The Lumineers and more.
- You can also cut a virtual rug 80s tea dance style via a free Shady Pines live stream at 6pm ET on Twitch.
- More into culinary vibes? Take a $25 sweet ‘n savory galettes course on Zoom at 3:30pm ET!
- Or if you’d prefer to learn about ye olde occult, take Hoodoo 101: The Graveyard with Hess Love at 7pm ET on Zoom; tickets are $20.
- In terms of art, Portrait Gallery is offering a special Presidents and First Ladies free live stream starting at 8pm ET.
- Meanwhile, Hirshhorn will present a free virtual conversation with choreographer and dancer Jonah Bokaer, who’ll discuss his wide-ranging career and his relationship with the work of Korean artist Lee Ufan.
- Just trying to get outside? Head to a new round of Yoga for Black Lives at 4:30pm outside of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
- Or if spooky vibes are more your jam, then hit up Slash Run for screenings of Nightmare on Elm Street 3 & 4 starting at 4pm ET.