Being Social: the Weekend of 2.24.12

24 Feb
This weekend the Chesapeake Oyster & Beer Festival will be at the National Harbor.  Though not as exciting as Katsucon, they will serve oysters every way, along with beer music, exhibits and more.  Tickets look like they’re hard to come by, and $100 on site.  I think I’d rather slurp some oysters at Againn for half the cost… []
Friday and Saturday at the National Symphony Orchestra will be performing Cirque de la Symphonie, a new production that brings “the Magic of Cirque to the Concert Hall.  Tickets may be pricy, but it is another neat Cirque act. [metromix]
It’s also DC Fashion week! I’d love to see these things, and I swear they happen like four times a year, but I never get to go out and see the silly new trends that models are flaunting.  Let me know if you want to hit one up with me!  Otherwise, we have:
Remember when I wrote about the WSC Avant Bard performing Shakespeare in Klingon? Well, now’s your chance to be part of the show!  They will be holding auditions for parts for their “Shakespeare in Klingon” show (on March 4 at Artisphere – how do we get tickets?!), through an open call in the middle of Dupont Circle. And even if you don’t want to participate, it’ll be fun to watch because all that audition HAVE to arrive in Dupont Circle in full costume.  Woohoo cosplay FTW! [WaPo]
The 13th St. Meats Pop-up Shop is once again making an appearance at Pharmacy Bar (2337 18th Street NW). [dcist]
It’s a DC Rollergirls double header at the DC Armory (2001 E Capitol Street SE).  Watch Scare Force One take on the Majority Whips, and the Cherry Blossom Bombshells go against the DC DemonCats. $12. [dcist]
Ever wanted to hear a Mexican acordion player? Here’s your chance: at Artisphere, Rana Santacruz will be performing “Mexican alternative folk” or “bluegrass mariachi.” Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. [theDistrict]
Barcraft is back, this time showing a tournament sponsored by the same guys that host the Barcraft: One Nation of Gamers. Come on out to Public Bar to spend time drinking, watching Starcraft, and playing board games with fellow geeks.

Geek Look Ahead:

The WSC Avant Bard will performi Shakespeare in Klingonon March 4 at Artisphere!
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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