Posts Tagged ‘Brightest Young Things’

A Guide to the Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival

Dozens of comedians are in D.C. from now through Sunday. Which ones should you see?

ToDo ToDay: Los Hacheros, GEMS, and Garry Winogrand

In addition to their traditional salsa arrangements, expect New York’s Los Hacheros to bring along a fair amount of joy when they perform at Atlas Performing Arts Center. The group has only been performing together since 2011, but its solid arrangements and lively original songs have impressed old-school salseros and young music fans alike. By [...]

Arts Roundup: Up Yours, Snow Edition

Architectural firm picked to redesign Martin Luther King Jr. Library. [Housing Complex]
The prez loves his HBO drama series. [Huffington Post]
Netflix is ramping up its lobbying efforts on the Hill. [CPI via Huffington Post]
Woolly Mammoth is like, "F a snowstorm." [Post]
A new book prize honors deceased Politics & Prose co-owner Carla Furstenberg Cohen. [Post]
Ron Moten releases [...]

Arts Roundup: Brunch 4 Life Edition

Mount Vernon Square gallery Civilian Art Projects closes today. [Arts Desk]
WPFW has returned to the airwaves. [City Desk]
Capital Bop names its Top 5 local jazz records of the year. [Capital Bop]
Spoiler alert: Spoiler alerts are bullshit. [DCist]
BYT readers love brunch ABOVE ALL. [BYT]

Rejected From Bentzen Ball, Local Comics Book Their Own Comedy Show

Back after a four-year hiatus, Brightest Young Things' Bentzen Ball comedy festival is named after a Danish man named Ole Bentzen who laughed himself to death while watching A Fish Called Wanda. But when the event kicks off tonight at the Lincoln Theatre, featuring curator Tig Notaro along with Doug Benson, Wyatt Cenac, Heather Lawless, and others, [...]

Arts Roundup: Otis and Redding Edition

Architects fall over themselves to redesign the MLK library. [Housing Complex]
Why, of course there are more Eisenhower Memorial delays. [AP]
Wil Haygood's unbiased assessment of The Butler: greatest movie he's ever seen. [WJLA]
Get ready for the not-terribly-exclusive National Book Festival gala. [Post]
Brightest Young Things announces the complete lineup for its Bentzen Ball comedy festival. [BYT]
Ooh, pretty: [...]

After Assault, Friends Rally to Help General Enthusiast Pat Walsh

On June 22, D.C. resident and self-proclaimed "general enthusiast" Pat Walsh was walking back to his house in Mount Pleasant. It was about 1 a.m., and Walsh had been out late celebrating his birthday with a friend. Just as he was about to reach his house at 19th and Monroe streets NW, "some dudes ran up [...]

ToDo ToDay: M.A.K.U. Sound System! Fourth of July Festivities!

There are a lot of people who would cringe at the thought of seeing an "Afro-Colombian punk and folkloric funk band," as the M.A.K.U. Sound System refers to itself. Not because any of those things individually is a turnoff, but because collectively the words could imply a high-concept world-beat overreach. There’s really only one thing [...]

Arts Roundup: When Shoes Attack Edition

Somebody call Tommy Wells: A man called police after a woman clunked him in the head with a shoe at Ibiza nightclub. [Examiner]
Arlington County libraries have begun lending out American Girl dolls—and there's already a six-month waiting list. [WJLA]
Listen: new material from D.C. electro-pop ensemble Misun [All Things Go]
The seventh annual DCist Exposed photo show [...]

DMV Beats: SmCity, Nike Nando, Redhead, Javier Starks, and BYT’s Emerging Artists Sampler

Touring SmCity
On his last album, The Indie Life: Hate, Love & Money, SmCity was all business. For its 12 songs, the rapper kept things aboveboard with guests Skyzoo, Oddisee, and Uptown X.O., among others. His new album, Dream Cemetery, is far more personal. Here, he unfurls stories about his challenges, personally and professionally, and touches on the balance between relationships [...]