Being Social: the Weekend of 11.17.12

18 Nov

So I was sick last week and got even sicker this weekend.  I had one prepared for this weekend, but totally forgot to post it – my apologies!

As it’s the weekend before Thanksgiving, there’s a bunch of charity events and food drives.  If you’re into that, a quick Google search will provide dozens of options for your charity of choice.  For this week’s geek and foodie events we have the following:

via Phoenix News Times

The Local Vine Cellar is having Thanksgiving Wine Week, from Tuesday 11/13 until Tuesday 11/20 between 4 and 7 pm., as we liven up the feast by tasting wines perfectly paired for turkey.

November 9-18 is FotoWeek, the annual celebration of photography in Washington, DC.  Programs include a photo contest, exhibition, gallery openings, lectures, educational workshops, portfolio reviews, book signings and more. []

photo by Bill Crandall – at 14th & U

Through the 18th, the Alexandria Film Festival will be held.  It features films screened in and around the City of Alexandria, Virginia. (

This weekend the Washington Craft Show is back at the Washington Convention Center. The annual craft show hosts more than 180 artists including metal, leather, basketry, jewelry, ceramics, glass and more. (

This weekend will begin the display of ICE! – Christmas at the Gaylord National Resort.  It pretty much is a crap-ton of themed, hand-sculpted ice and kept at a chilling nine degrees Fahrenheit. The theme is Dreamworks’ Shrek the Halls (/groan).  It has a slide and indoor “snow” storms. (

Also, yesterday was the big coding  battle at the Georgetown Hackathon 2012, the presentations and winners will be announced today.

Stuff from Saturday I totally messed up:


While it’s further away (Read: NYC) there will be a pub crawl for UES Hurricane Relief.   It will raise money for Hurricane Sandy Relief effort by bar-hopping for a good cause, enjoying $2 beers & $4 mixed drinks at your favorite UES bars! Plus, you get a commemorative (um…) “pint cup”.  Purchase Tickets here.


Nerd Nite is back again, filling DC9 with interesting, nerdy lectures about Deep sea robots, music on the mind, and where all those elements that make up your iPhone come from. If you’d like to partake, there’s a $10 admission fee.

And don’t forget, there’s always stuff to do on Thanksgiving weekend, in addition to a ton of shopping!


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:


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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