Lots happening the next few days, including virtual editions of the DC State Fair and Adams Morgan Day, a drive-in Chadwick Boseman tribute screening and more. Before we talk about all of that, let’s quickly debrief on what you might’ve missed from the BYT universe this week:
- For starters, enter to win the perfect summer staycation! The package includes a weekend stay and brunch for two at Yours Truly DC, a shopping spree from Kramerbooks, a facial from Take Care Shop and more!
- ICYMI, Potomac Paddle Club is like Peloton meets party boat. (Heavy on the party.)
- I had a chat to almost monday’s Dawson Daugherty about what the guys have been up to during the pandemic.
- Lulu Chang spoke with local restaurants who’ve chosen to starting selling CSAs, pantry staples and other groceries to stay afloat during the pandemic.
- And Phil Runco spoke with Silver Branch Brewing Company about their decision to expand during the pandemic.
- BRWN Collective Studio gave us some ideas for creating a better home office space while you’re working remotely.
- DC Shorts International Film Festival kicked off yesterday; scope 163 films from 34 countries until the 23rd!
- You can also gastronomically globetrot via our favorite international restaurants right here in DC.
- And lastly, here’s everything we’re into this week ft. midday naps, takeout and more.
Friday September 11
- Starting things off early-ish, the men’s US Open semi-final kicks off at 4pm with Carreno Busta vs Zverev, followed by Medvedev vs. Thiem.
- At 6pm ET, meanwhile, you can tune into this week’s Busboys and Poets Zoom dinner, this time with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II.
- If you fancy some late-night tunes, scope the newest round of Isol-Aid Festival, this time featuring Chaii, Phoenix Foundation and more starting at 11:35pm ET via Twitch.
- You can also catch Field Mouse, Worriers and more via Long Neck’s Twitch at 7pm ET.
- More in the mood for a movie? Hit up this week’s edition of Songbyrd’s outdoor dinner and a movie series, this time ft. Dave Chappelle’s Block Party. ($25 minimum spend per table, make reservations in advance.)
- Plus Union Market will be honoring the life of Chadwick Boseman with drive-in movies featuring his work each week for the rest of the month; tonight is Get On Up, which starts at 8:30pm. (Lot opens at 7:15pm and closes at 8:15pm, $20 parking fee per car.)
- If you’re down for a drive out to Middleburg, VA, though, Loudoun Arts Film Festival’s drive-in is on from 6:30pm to 10:30pm; tickets are $50 per car.
- Or if you’d rather stay home, I am OBSESSED with Katherine Ryan, and her new movie The Duchess hits Netflix today.
Saturday September 12
- For starters, the 18th annual Alexandria Old Town Art Festival is happening today and tomorrow from 10am-5pm if you’re down for a masked, socially distanced outing. (Recommended to book a timed slot.)
- Meanwhile, the DC State Fair is going virtual this year; starts at noon, and will feature classes on pie lattice making, gardening and more.
- Moving into sports territory, let’s all harness our collective energy to send Naomi Osaka all of the power to beat Vika Azarenka in the US Open women’s final.
- (The Premier League also returns today if you’re more into soccer vibes.)
- In literary land, we’ve got Mary Gordon talking Payback with Meg Wolitzer at 5pm ET via Politics & Prose live stream.
- In terms of tunes, Jay Gonzalez of Drive By Truckers will be going live on NoonChorus at 9pm ET; tickets are $8.
- Plus, Hamilton Leithauser is going live on Seated at 8pm ET for $20.
- If you’re down for IRL action, LOBO has a one year anniversary party on the roof deck at DC9 at 9pm ET; make table reservations to attend. (Or if you’re not about that outdoor life, just stream it via Twitch.)
- Or if you’re in a driving mood, Loudoun Arts Film Festival’s drive-in continues in Middleburg starting at 6:30pm.
Sunday September 13
- To start with, Adams Morgan Day is going virtual this year beginning at 11am ET; tons of programming, from music to lectures to games, so be sure to tune in.
- Plus it’s the last day of the US Open today ft. the men’s final; timing and players TBD.
- Or if you’re more in the mood for some music, you can catch vintage (meaning 2013) performances by Rodrigo y Gabriela and Devotchka from the Hollywood Bowl starting at 9:30pm ET.
- Just wanna learn? Catland is offering a 4pm ET virtual course on materia magica (the stuff you use to cast spells); tickets are $10.
- Or if you’re vegan or dairy-free, you might be interested in Brooklyn Brainery’s 10am virtual class on how to make fermented nut cheeses; tickets are $15.
- And while we’re on the topic of food, NMWA is hosting Fresh Talk: Righting the Balance—Culinary Justice, a virtual conversation about the gender inequity that pervades the culinary industry. Starts at 4:30pm ET, and tickets are $10.
- Just wanna get outside? Why not take a stroll in Congressional Cemetery? Tickets are $5.
- Plus Loudoun Arts Film Festival’s drive-in wraps up its first weekend in Middleburg tonight starting at 6:30pm.
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