Archive | April, 2013

Cutting Back on Posts – Tumblr Going strong!

30 Apr

Due to low viewership on this blog, plus my lack of free time, I am making this a monthly blog. I will update the future geeky event calendar when I find new items of interest. I may also make a Google Calendar – would this be of interest/better than a static list on WordPress?

Thank you to all that do read my blog, I hope it has helped you to find things to do at and around Washington, DC. Please continue to follow me on Tumblr, where I post geeky art, housewares and accessories for your browsing (and shopping) pleasure!

geek-prideIf you want to research DC goings-on on your own, the following websites were used for the majority of my blog posts:

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Hello out there?

22 Apr

To the readers of my blog:

I am curious how many of you get much out of my blog. I have created posts for the past two weeks but have been so busy with real life that I have been unable to post them before the weekend is over. I am contemplating if it is worth continuing these posts, or if I should stick to tumblr and maintain an event calendar, without the weekendly stuff.

I made this blog to find things for me to go out and do, and it did succeed – so much that now I’m almost too busy to continue it. If you as readers wish for me to continue, I will, but I am unsure how much of the recorded viewership is actually reading/using this content, as opposed to just clicking through. Please reply to this blog post and let me know if you’d like to continue seeing my Weekend Things to Do posts.

Thank you kindly.
~iSaunter

Being Social: The Weekend of 4.5.13

6 Apr

Saturday

11am-5pm

DC MEETMarket is a monthly outdoor market featuring local designers, artisans, musicians and food purveyors. It will be held on the first Saturday of every month at Logan Circle in a celebration of community and craftsmanship. [PoP]

9am-12pm

Spring Cleaning for Mother Nature: the Rock Creek Conservancy is mobilizing volunteers at over 60 Rock Creek locations. Visit rockcreekconservancy.org to find a spot near you. [PoP]

3pm

It’s International Pillow Fight day! Head to the mall with a disposable non-down pillow and duke it out.[DC.about.com]

1-9pm

The Cherryblossom Fireworks Festival will be from 1-9 pm on April 6 at the Southwest Waterfront.

The blossoms will finally be reaching peak Sunday-Monday. (Taken in 2011)

The blossoms will finally be reaching peak Sunday-Monday. (Taken in 2011)

This week

Like Books? Then check out Carpe Librum, DC’s Largest Used Book Sale at 1030 17th Street NW.  Discover more than 50,000 books, CDs and DVDs . Sale proceeds help fund critical programs for D.C. public school children and their families. Sale is April 8 through May 15th. [PoP]

Ongoing Geekdom:

  • The National Cherry Blossom Festival is now until April14. There are a ton of fun, educational and delicious events that are held throughout the District!
  • 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:

April

  • The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade is April 13 from 10am–Noon on Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th streets, NW.  Also, and more importantly, the Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival will be from 1030am–6pm at the area of the Old Post office (Federal Triangle, 12th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW). Tickets are $5 per person and I HIGHLY recommend buying them in advance.  There are tons of performances and cultural demonstrations, shops, and traditional food and drink. Be prepared for crowds and pack sunscreen and water!
  • April 13th Nerd Nite DC: Campaign Finance, Lessons on Science from Dolly the Sheep, and WTF was up with Snowquester??
  • Awesome Con D.C., a Comic and Pop Culture Festival, will be April 20-21 at the Washington Convention Center.
  • That 80’s Prom this year is scheduled for April 20th. It’s a great costume themed party!
  • April 20 – Ready for spring? Here come the Scavenger Hunts! The first I’ve seen is the DC Challenge 2013: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race. Tickets are $25 and up at Eventbrite

May

July

August

  • 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.

September

  • September 21st we will host National Red Bull Flugtag at the National Harbour! Want to fly? They’re taking applications through June 1. Follow updates @FlugtagUSA