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
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