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Good morning everyone. This weekend, like the past two months of weekends and possibly quite a few future weekends will be (live)streamed. It is what it is, we may as well try and make the most of it. Since it is also Mother’s Day this weekend, we are dedicating this edition to Catherine O’Hara’s masterpiece turn as Moira Rose in Schitt’s Creek.

(p.s. if this prompts you to do nothing BUT watch Schitt’s Creek all weekend long or petition Pop TV to do a special corona spinoff with nothing but Moira and her wigs in quarantine, we can’t say we blame you)

Friday May 8th

  • On the BYT livestream roster: We are doing drag yoga w/ Danimal at noon on the @brightestyoungthings instagram and hanging out with Chad Drummond for a happy hour at 5pm. This is NOT A DRILL. See you there!
  • ALSO: Cinco de mayo may have been 3 days a go, but it is always a good time for tacos: our + Hoegaarden’s Spring Collective series wraps up with Chaia Tacos at 2pm on @brightestyoungthings  instagram where the beloved unconventional taco shop  takes over the BYT Livestream to bring nature right into your homes with a “Host Your Own Taco Picnic”. The event benefits Frontline Foods.
  • THEN, Dead To Me S2 hits Netflix! PREPARE 2 BINGE!
  • You can also always catch a new (digital) round of America’s Next Top Cult (a live comedy show that lets YOU be the judge of three fictional cults) at 7pm ET! Caveat will host, donate if you can!
  • More in the mood to learn? Bluestockings will host Climate Action for Total Beginners at 6:30pm ET; 2-hour meeting, $10 suggested donation.
  • Hang out with White Ford Bronco, Marcella Kriebel, Tommy McFly and more at the Living La Vida Corona virtual gala.
  • Meanwhile, Catland (Bushwick’s favorite witch shop) is hosting a $15 Zoom class all about magic ‘n poisonous plants!

  • Plus Matt Wolf, director of the new film Spaceship Earth, will join environmental scientist Andrew Reid Bell and  biospherians Linda Leigh and Mark Nelson for a live conversation and Q&A via Moving Image! The chat is free with RSVP, but do consider screening the film beforehand for $3.99!
  • In terms of tunes, Nathaniel Rateliff is set to go live for Pickathon’s Concert A Day at 4pm ET!
  • Freeform is also going live at 4pm ET with some artists featured on Good Trouble; SYML, In The Valley Below and more are on deck.
  • At 9pm ET, meanwhile, we’ve got Yaeji ‘n Friends goin’ live on Instagram as part of a Club Q collab // YASSSS!
  • DC Noir in support of local bookstores kicks off tonight!
  • Stella Donnelly will also take on a 9pm ET time slot for BABY TV; additional performances by Jordi Davieson (San Cisco) and Carla Geneve, $5-$50!
  • AND at 10pm ET, Diplo and RHYE are going live on YouTube.
  • Not into that? Tune into New Mexico’s Virtual LemonAid at 10pm ET! Lineup features David Byrne, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Meredith Monk, Ali MacGraw and MORE.

Saturday May 9th

Sunday May 10th

  • Happy Mother’s Day! CALL YOUR MOTHER!

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