Archive | October, 2012

Being Social: the Weekend of 10.26.12

26 Oct

Sorry for the quick update, but I’m about to head out to the DCBronies halloween party! You’re welcome to come – I have one guest I can bring! Message me if you want in!

This weekend we have:

Saturday

12-9pm

Take the Night of the Living Barcrawlers Bar Crawl to EIGHT of the most scandalous DC bars. Tickets are $10. [PoP]

5-11pm

The best costumed pub crawl: Nightmare on M Street is going on.  I’ll be around if you go!

7pm

Participate in the Embassy Row International Haunted Halloween Soiree at the The Hilton Washington Embassy Row hotel.  It will include a food drive, international music, and a costume contest! Tickets are $10.

7-11pm

LivingSocial’s 918 F Street (which I tried to book on this night, damn them!) they are having an EXPENSIVE 7 Deadly Sins Halloween Party.  For $59 you can have multi-floor cocktails, snacks, and entertainment.  Plus, another costume contest! [PoP]

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Join the Halloween Zombie Movie Festival at the Half Street Fairgrounds In DC – Sat, Oct 27th, 2012 – ONLY $10 on Living Social!  The best part is it claims to have “DC’s Largest Halloween Party Zombie Hoard”.  Dude. Why are the hoarding zombies? There’s also food music, beer… the regular stuff that happens at the fairgrounds.

Sunday

Don’t go anywhere near Rosslyn today.  The 2012 Marine Corps Marathon will be going on.

7-930pm

Want to watch drunks try to carve pumpkins? Then head on over to the Red Derby, where participants’ skills will be put to the test! [WaPo]

Ongoing Geekdom:

  • Every Friday,at 7pm, the Black Cat holds weekly Dr. Who happy hours!! Watch one episode of Dr. Who & enjoy drink specials every Friday! /nerdchills. It’s free, and at the ‘Backstage’ venue.

Geek Look Ahead:

October

  • The DC Drag Queen Race will be October 30, 2012. Thousands of spectators flock to Dupont Circle to watch costumed drag queens show off their elaborate Halloween costumes and race down 17th Street. [DC.about.com]

November

  • 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!
  • Crafty Bastards will be heldNov 10. Tickets go on sale at the City Paper’s website on September 28. [DCist]

December

July 2013

August 2013

  • Otakon will be late this year: August 9 – 11, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.
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Being Social: the Weekend of 10.19.12

19 Oct
Like to YARN BOMB? Arlington is promoting it as a “temporary public art project that will bring color and art to Rosslyn”! Classes are at the Town hall everyWednesday from Oct 17-Feb 27, 6-9pm.

Through November 9, the Arlington ABBIES are back, and you can vote for all kinds of awesome businesses that you love here inArlington

Boo at the Zoo will be October 26-28, 2012. Enjoy animal encounters, keeper talks, festive decorations, and haunted trails at the annual National Zoo’s Halloween celebration. Advance tickets are required. [DC.about.com]

This is the last weekend of the Maryland Renaissance Faire. I’ll be there saturday, so ping me if you want to meet up! Apart from this revelry, this week we have:

Friday

7pm

Like Poe? Readings will be held at Alexandria’s Athenaeum tonight! Tickets are $10. [WaPo]

Saturday

10am-6pm

The Bethesda Row Arts Festival will be held, and will host a ton of local art and artists! [PoP]

1pm-6pm

The Old Town Haunted Halloween Scavenger Hunt blends booze and history to benefit King Street Cat Rescue. There are also pre and post parties. The registration was meant to close yesterday, though >< [PoP]

Ongoing Geekdom:

  • Every Friday,at 7pm, the Black Cat holds weekly Dr. Who happy hours!! Watch one episode of Dr. Who & enjoy drink specials every Friday! /nerdchills. It’s free, and at the ‘Backstage’ venue.

Geek Look Ahead:

October

November

  • 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!
  • Crafty Bastards will be heldNov 10. Tickets go on sale at the City Paper’s website on September 28. [DCist]

December

July 2013

August 2013

  • Otakon will be late this year: August 9 – 11, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.

Being Social: the Weekend of 10.11.12

11 Oct

Now that the chilly days of autumn have fully hit DC, I bet you’re craving hot mulled cider and pumpkin!  Thankfully, it’s aplenty around here! Check out the list of Pumpkin Festivals to get started.  There are also more Oktoberfests and corn mazes, too!

Amurica! Corn and guns!

If you want more substantial noms, the National Harbor Restaurant Week will be going on until October 21, 2012. [DC.about.com]

The AFI Silver Center is hosting two separate, overlapping film festivals. They are the DC Labor FilmFest, with 11 films focusing on the workplace (including such classics as Black Legion, The Pajama Game, and Box Car Bertha) and the Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival, with movies such as President Wolfman, Ninjas vs. Monsters, and A Little Bit Zombie. All tickets at AFI are $11.50. [theDistrict]

I’ve never seen it empty like this

This weekend is also the return of the Sugarloaf Craft Festival at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg.  It’s like the most epic place to buy all your Christmas gifts, evar.  Finally, Georgetown is playing host to Days of Design.  At their Design District, Cady’s Alley, there will be a series of special events, workshops, exhibitions, pop-ups and promotions held October 13th – 21st.  One hour parking will be available with validation in stores at the 330 7 M Street garage (entrance on Bank Street).  [GeorgetownDC]

Beyond these events, there is little that I found interesting to do this weekend.  The decrease may also be due to the fall weather!

Friday

6pm

Want to hear “Afro-cowboy-ninja-surf” music?  If so, Toubab Krewe is performing at the free Kenedy Center Concert tonight!

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7pm

Doctor Who will be screened as usual at the Black Cat.  This week is Boom Town, with delicious drink specials.

Saturday

830am-3pm
Arlington’s fall electronics recyclingis at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Get rid of your junk!6pmNerd Nitecontinues, this month with talks on Bladders, Star Trek, and Alligators.

tH–

Ongoing Geekdom:

Geek Look Ahead:

October

November

  • 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!
  • Crafty Bastards will be heldNov 10.  Tickets go on sale at the City Paper’s website on September 28. [DCist]

December

July 2013

August 2013

  • Otakon will be late this year: August 9 – 11, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.

Being Social: the Weekend of 10.5.12

4 Oct

This is a short update week.  But there are a few things I found to get you started:

tH–

Ongoing Geekdom:

Geek Look Ahead:

October

November

  • 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!
  • Crafty Bastards will be heldNov 10.  Tickets go on sale at the City Paper’s website on September 28. [DCist]

December

July 2013

August 2013

  • Otakon will be late this year: August 9 – 11, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.