Being Social: the Weekend of 7.20.12

20 Jul

What’s going on this weekend… hmm…

A Steampunk ballet? Sure! At the Capital Fringe Festival, everything happens! Flights of Fancy will be shown at Gala Hispanic Theatre at Tivoli Square. Showtimes include 4:45 pm Saturday, July 14 12 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 11 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 6 p.m. Thursday, July 26. [WaPo]



Here’s something different, and right up my alley! Japanese Ink Painting & Wine will explore the subtle art. Tickets are $59. [WUSA9]

I think I want to learn this style…



Whole Foods Market is having a Best Butcher Contest and Rooftop Party at their P street location. Food and drink will be served, and tickets are $20 (with profit going to the DC central kitchen).


Heads up, foodies! Make your reservations now for:

July 14-21

July 16–22

August 15th-21st

August 17–26


Ongoing Geekdom:

  • Iwo Jima Sunset Parades are Tuesdays until August 14th, from 7-8pm.
  • The National Gallery of Art has once more begun its ‘Jazz in the Garden’ series.  This has jazz bands that play in the Sculpture Gardens and is quite the relaxing and entertaining affair.  Check it out if you get a chance!  It will be held every Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:30, through August 31st.
  • 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.


Geek Look Ahead:


  • Otakon July 27-29: Become by friend now and we can split a room in this Baltimore-based anime extravaganza!


  • Love LEGOs? Then check out the Brick Fair August 4-5 at the Dulles Expo Center. It’s America’s largest LEGO con! The theme is FIRE! And I’m sure some of the sculptures there will actually look real. Sick! [theDistrict]
  • August 11-12 – Geekgirlcon will be in Seattle, WA



  • Taste of DC‘s main event will be on Pennsylvania Ave on October 6-8.


  • NekoCon is November 2-4.  Apparently it starts on the 2th.  I love the Japanese.
  • 9-11 November will be Anime USA here in the District. It’s by the zoo, so totally accessible. I’ve already pre-reg’d!

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