Being Social: the Weekend of 6.2.12

3 Jun

Sorry for the late post… a good friend of mine was leaving the country, so we had to send him off on a good note!

It’s June, which means it’s LGBT ‘Gay’ Pride month! Washington, DC has a pretty epic Capital Pride celebration, with a lot of dancing, a huge parade, a drag race, and tons more. It’s crazy fun, and especially since gay marriage is legal in the district, it gets better every year! Upcoming events include Jell-O wrestling, drag kickball, charity work and auctions!

This weekend there will be a Folk Festival at Glen Echo Park. The free festival features hundreds of musicians, storytellers, dancers, and craft vendors representing the rich cultural diversity of the Washington area. [DC.about.com]

In addition, through June 10 the DC Jazz festival will be going on. I’m not into Jazz, but if you are, there’s a lot to do there. [DC.about.com]

Other than that, there’s not a lot going on this weekend. Unless you want to celebrate Zebra day at the National Zoo, or:

Saturday
11am-4pm
The newest Taste of is in Georgetown. Try more tasty foods and enjoy live entertainment, with tickets being a quite reasonable 5 for $25.

Sunday
730pm
Radiohead will be doing a show at the Verizon Center, if you’re interested in them. [theDistrict]

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Ongoing Geekdom:

  • Artisphere is exhibiting Elevator to the Moon: Retro-Future Visions of Space, which features contemporary artists’ works based on 20th century predictions of what the future of space travel would be.   There is also an opening reception on the 5th that could be neat. It runs through June 9.
  • The Freer and Sackler gallery will carry on the Awesome that was the Cherry Blossom festival, and features Hokusai: 36 Views of Mount Fuji!! I have to go. I tried seeing it at the British Museum, but it was travelling, and now’s my chance! Anyone want to go with me?  It’s open until June 17.
  • The Art of Video Games, which exhibits video games voted on by fans, is open at the American Art Museum through September 30th.  It starts with lectures by famous developers (many are sold out, though they will be livestreamed!), a GameFest, and video game movies like King of Kong.  If you haven’t seen it, go.  It’s so dorkfully win.

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Geek Look Ahead:

June

  • June 8-10 will have AnimeNext in New Jersey
  • Anime Mid-Atlantic is a bit further away, but it’s another big Anime Convention, if you’re in need of some geek time! June 15-17
  • Bronycon will be in NYC (actually the Meadowlands) June 30-July1. I’ll be there, cosplaying it up! Note me if you want to room share, cosplay with me, or just meet up!
  • June 30 will also play host to Bit Gen Gamer Fest 7 in Baltimore, a video game music concert festival.  If I weren’t going to Bronycon, this sounds pretty awesome.
July
  • Otakon July 27-29: Become by friend now and we can split a room in this Baltimore-based anime extravaganza!

August

September

October

November

  • NekoCon is November 2-4.  Apparently it starts on the 2th.  I love the Japanese.
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