Being Social: the Weekend of 07.08.11

8 Jul

This guy is totally going derpy...

There will be no lack of chick watching this weekend,  as there will be Miss DC interviews Friday, and on Saturday there will be Red Rocker tryouts as well as what I’m sure will be a massive, wild crowd at the auditions for America’s Next Top Model at the Pentagon City Mall.  Be sure to check the bars around town, as those rejected by Tyra will be sure to be wanting consolation.

If you’re more into ninjas than chicks, the Freer Museum of Asian art is hosting its Sixteenth Annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival. Watch epic Martial Arts films such as Hop Fu (yes, Hip Hop Kung Fu), the original Drunken Master and other foreign titles! This weekend will be screening Bodyguards and Assassins. (via DCist)

Bruce Lee say watch now!

Speaking of movies, the Capital Fringe Festival returns tonight for its seventh year, showcasing more than 2,000 artists in 100 different productions – and they’re kicking off the festivities with a free party. Attendees will enjoy live music by Alma Tropicalia and Elikeh under the Baldacchino Gypsy Tent. For full coverage, theWashingtonian has a guide to the festival’s can’t-miss performances. (via Washingtonian)
Finally, it is the last weekend to stop by the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the Mall.
Besides that, we have the following:

His Holiness the First

July 9
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is in town for the week, and he’s kicking it of right by giving a “Talk for World Peace” on the West Lawn of the Capitol.  I think it’s his birthday this week, too, so maybe there will be cake?  This event is free but get there early – I’m sure there will be a massive crowd.  And if you miss this, His Holiness will also be holding a “Kalachakra for World Peace” at the Verizon Center 6th-16th.
Hunt DC, yet another massive city scavenger hunt, will unfold.  According to Metromix, should you choose to participate, youll have to to solve clues, crunch mind bending riddles and plot your game winning strategy. And then eat pizza at the afterparty.

Faaancy ❤

July 10
The 57th Summer Fancy Food Show will be held at the Downtown Convention Center!  This is allegedly the largest marketplace for specialty foods and beverages in North America, featuring food artisans and entrepreneurs from 80 countries and regions.  Some things you may find include flowing spices, confections, teas, vinegars, oils, cheese, yogurts, natural products, and ethnic dishes. Tickets ($35 before July 8, $60 after July 8 ) can be purchased at the event Web site. (Via Washingtonian)

Also, keep honing your Angry Birds skills! On July 14 there will be an Angry Birds game tournament in Crystal City!

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