In addition to a vigil for Deon Kay Saturday evening and a singalong march and rally at Black Lives Matter Plaza on Labor Day, there’s lots happening both virtually and IRL, all of which we’ll talk about momentarily. First, here are some things from the BYT universe you might’ve missed this week:
- In keeping with the long weekend vibes, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite spots around DC for happy hours and brunch. (Or if you’re more of a no frills bagel guy, here are our favorite shops.)
- In other food news, Tabla is now open (and super good), we had nothing but good things to say about Chloe, and we spoke with Ben Foster about his Nordic provisions company, K-bröd.
- Summer’s winding down, but SUMMER RULES are still going strong; this week we were joined by Carey Tang of Rooster & Owl, Kelly DiNardo of Past Tense yoga studio, Joancarlo Parkhurst of La Famosa and singer-songwriter Julia Bhatt.
- We had a chat to Sarah Dooley about her upcoming album (and about good public places to cry), and we spoke with VÉRITÉ about how she’s been faring during the pandemic.
- Here’s what’s on deck for September at the Phillips Collection, plus ARTECHOUSE NYC is open again, 202Creates Month just kicked off, and here’s what’s going on at NMWA this fall.
- BRWN Collective is joining us for a September residency on the site! Look out for their first piece today.
- We think it’s probably safe to skip the theater on Tenet, ’cause it’s not that good. (Neither is The Personal History of David Copperfield.)
- And here’s your weekly allyship guide, which covers topics like racism in the vegan community, decolonizing your bookshelf and more.
Friday September 4th
- For starters, it’s the September edition of Bandcamp Friday, in which the platform directs 100% of sales to the artists’ pockets; be sure to support your favorite artists and labels.
- In terms of live tunes, check out a live-streamed performance from Tamika Love Jones, followed by a look into her creative process, via National Museum of Women in the Arts; starts at noon.
- And then scope Wild Nothing on Twitch at 3pm ET.
- Later, Busboys and Poets will host another Zoom dinner, this time with Anand Giridharadas. Register for free, then join in at 6pm ET.
- More into movies? Songbyrd is hosting a new round of Dinner & A Movie, and this time they’re showing High Fidelity outside; starts at 9pm, $25 minimum spend per table.
- If art is more your jam, the National Gallery of Art is hosting a free virtual class on how to engage with art at 1pm ET.
- Or for literary vibes, catch Eula Biss in conversation about Having and Being Had with Robyn Schiff via Books Are Magic live stream.
- Just dying to find out who’s crowned Miss Crustacean 2020? Head out to Crisfield, Maryland’s Hard Crab Derby, where she shall be crowned at 7pm.
- (Or just watch new stuff on TV, like season 2 of The Boys on Amazon, the new Mulan movie on Disney+, I’m Thinking of Ending Things on Netflix, and/or Away on Netflix.)
Saturday September 5th
- For starters, if you can, consider making time to attend a vigil for Deon Kay at 6pm ET; bring candles and white balloons.
- Get geared up for the Kentucky Derby with the Phillips Collection; they’re hosting a virtual hat-making workshop using found objects at noon.
- You can also watch the Kentucky Derby at Jack Rose Dining Saloon; $89 gets you a spot at the viewing party, plus unlimited mint juleps, punch, beer and wine and passed small bites starting at 5pm ET.
- Or if that sounds too intense for you, then just watch the Derby starting at 2:30pm ET on NBC.
- Meanwhile, the NWSL is making a comeback this fall; watch the Washington Spirit face off against Sky Blue FC at 1pm ET on CBS. (You can’t watch the match IRL, but fun fact: it’s happening in Leesburg, VA!)
- Let’s also not forget about the US Open, which is set to feature Sloane Stephens vs. Serena Williams, Čilić vs. Thiem and more.
- More into tunes? Stream a Death Valley Girls set via Seated at 8pm ET; tickets start at $4.
- You can also stream Hot Chip at 10pm ET for $20.
- AND MoMA PS1’s Warm-Up series is going virtual with sets from Disco Tehran, Analog Soul and more starting at noon ET. (Free!)
- Hungry? It’s DC Brau’s 9th annual Genuine Crab Fest (TO-GO!); packages start at $50.
- Or maybe vegan taxidermy is more your thing, in which case tune into DCPL’s virtual Maker Talk with artist Kelly Wahl at 1pm ET.
Sunday September 6th
- SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS! The US Open continues today (schedule of play TBD) starting at 11am ET.
- Plus DC and NYC-area soccer fans will appreciate that DC United are slated to play NYC FC at 7pm ET.
- If you’re in a tunes mood, be sure to stream Porridge Radio on BABY TV at 5pm ET; tickets start at $5.
- Or if you want to pretend you’re at the Hollywood Bowl watching Robyn in 2014, and/or Blondie in 2017, you can totally do that, too.
- More into learning? Catland is hosting a four-part Tarot 101 class virtually at 7pm ET; tickets are $75.
- Meanwhile, Cultivate the City is hosting a “Worm Bin Workshop” covering the ins and outs of vermicomposting at WS Jenks & Son starting at 11am; tickets start at $20.
- Hungry? (I’m sure you will be after worm class!) Smokemade has a Labor Day pop-up at Hellbender Brewing starting at 3pm.
- Or if you’re more into movies, scope an outdoor screening of The Goonies at The Bullpen at 7pm ET; tickets start at $15.
- Or if you’re down for a drive to Crisfield, Maryland, you can catch some fireworks at 9pm ET.
Monday September 7th
- For starters, make your way to Black Lives Matter Plaza at 3pm ET for Let Freedom Sing, a singalong march and rally.
- The US Botanic Garden, meanwhile, is hosting a virtual live Q+A all about corpse flowers at 11am ET.
- You can also obviously tune into the US Open, which kicks off again at 11am ET.
- Down to hop in the car? Ellicott City’s Labor Day Sidewalk Sale wraps up today.
- Meanwhile, today’s the last day to grab drive-thru fair food from the Howard County Fair; if deep-fried Oreos and boardwalk fries are your thing, you know what to do.
Once again, we hope you stay safe, mobilized and vigilant (AND HYDRATED) out there this weekend. In the meantime, did we miss something? Drop us a line at [email protected]