Being Social: Inauguration in DC

19 Jan

This weekend will be a ton of really way-too-expensive inaugural balls, but also hundreds of restaurant and bar specials to celebrate President Obama’s re-election and re-inauguration.  As an added bonus, it’s MLK weekend! So go finds things to do for both the Presidential Inauguration 2013 & Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday. MLK_Memorial

There are also a lot of galleries and exhibits that feature Inauguration stuff such as:

  • the Newseum (Tickets are $20 and up for the weekend, $100 but sold out on the 21st)
  • a pop-up America x Trains exhibit, featuring signs and graffiti about transport (free)
  • political cartoons about Obama that will be on display at Malmaison in Georgetown. (Tickets are $10-20.  Pre-order for a cheaper price!)

Photo (c) Karen Ballard



I don’t think it’s anything like a show, but Moby will be performing a DJ Set, followed by  Will Eastman at U sTreet music hall.  Tickets are $40. [thingstodoinwashington]

Ongoing Geekdom:

  • Jan 18-27 – Alexandria Restaurant week is back! Get great deals on good food at restaurants you’ve never tried before.
  • 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:

January 2013

February 2013

  • On the 9th‘ why not shell out $625 between you and your friends to participate in a stretch limo scavenger hunt?
  • Katsucon will be the 15th-17th.  It’s a personal favourite anime convention of mine.

March 2013

July 2013

August 2013

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

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