Being Social: the Weekend of 8.2.12

2 Aug

This weekend is the Virginia sales tax holiday, so do your shopping now if you can!  Also this weekend, is the epic 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!

See! (via Geekologie)

Beyond that, there are a few events that caught my eye:



Cork Market and Tasting Room and Italian Expert Chef Amy Brandwein Host A Pop-Up Dinner $50.[PoP]


The Friendship Volunteer Fire Company is celebrating its 238th anniversary with the 2012 Friendship Firehouse Festival. Check out antique firefighting equipment, craft booths, local merchant displays, and live music. Free. [theDistrict]


The International Club of DC will host Sunset and Moonlight kayaking on the Potomac & picnic at their Georgetown dock.  I have to admit, on nice days, it does seem like it would be fun to try. Tickets are 30-$35.

Heads up, foodies! Make your reservations now for:

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:




  • 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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