Being Social: the Weekend of 2.3.12

3 Feb
It’s the Super Bowl weekend!  Find a buddy’s house or go to a bar – I’m sure every one will have specials and have the game on.  It’ll be fun and worth the price of admission.  If you’re in the mood for junk food more than just during the big game, Burger King is offering free onion rings (while supplies last), Chipotle will slash your bill in half if you place an order for six or more burritos on Feb. 5, and for a bonus bet, if the coin toss comes up heads, all Papa Johns Rewards members will get a free large pizza and a two liter of Pepsi Max.
On the same leg, I discovered that if you were born in a Year of the Dragon, you can get free cocktail at Ping Pong Dim Sum, every day through Feb. 6. I don’t get one though 😦 [wtop]
Anything else you do besides the Super Bowl this weekend is bonus, but here’s what I’ve found that looks interesting:

Rawr ❤

The textile museum is hosting an exhibit entitled, Dragons, Nagas, and Creatures of the Deep!  It features all kinds of textiles embellished with these fantasy creatures, in honor of the Year of the Dragon! A $8 donation is suggested, but it’s free if any of you are members. []
Margaret Jenkins and her company do shows which primarily focus on light and shadow as their artistic medium.  They will perform ‘Light Moves’ at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland. Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and UMD alumni, and $9 for any student ID and those under 18. [theDistrict]
If you missed the Maryland polar plunge, fear not! This weekend Virginia is holding their ‘Freezin for a Reason’ polar plunge at Lake Anne Ctr, Reston, VA, although it’s meant to be a toasty 52 degrees out! []
Super Bowl pre-game parties include:
Pyramid Atlantic’s artist Super Bowl pre-party at Fire Station One Restaurant and Brewing Company (8131 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD).  Screenprint a t-shirt or poster with your team’s logo, letterpress a sign or make a football themed book.  It is $5 and you must RSVP at [DCist]
Fuel Pizza & Wings (1606 K Street NW) is hosting a “To Hell & Back” Hot Wing Eating Competition before the game ($10 to enter, winner gets $100).  I post this because they are hot wings and not Buffalo Wingsbeing from buffalo, the name means a -very- particular flavor and texture. They are also offering Nonna’s Lasagna Pizza (in honor of the Giants), or a Clam Bake Pizza (in honor of the Patriots)[DCist]

Geek Look Ahead:

Katsucon February 17-19: Massive anime festival, now at the National Harbor!
DC’s 100th Anniversary Cherry Blossom Festival! March 20-April 27: Enjoy traditional and modern Japan/American celebrations of spring.
Video Games Live at Strathmore April 7: A live Orchestra performs geek music FTW!
Otakon July 27-29: Become by friend now and we can split a room in this Baltimore-based anime extravaganza!

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