Being Social: The Weekend of 3.8.13

8 Mar

ConBookFin copyBrian smallerHey, everyone! Please support me by going to the con I am running this weekend in Old Town Alexandria. It’s a local-focused brony convention called Cloudsdale Congress!  Tickets are $50 at the door and cover two days of programming and access to craft shops, plus a four-hour long concert.  I’m pretty excited and confident that it will be an awesome time.  If you go, I’ll be working registration and wearing my blue wig 🙂 Please say hi!

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Ahha so kawaii 😛

See you there!

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:

March 2013

  • The real St. Patrick’s day party will be Shamrocks and shenanigans March 16th and 17th at Rumors. This will feature Bagpipers, Irish Dancers, and of course plenty of great drink specials all weekend long.
  • The National Cherry Blossom Festival will be held March 20-April14. There are a ton of fun, educational and delicious events that are held throughout the District!

April 2013

  • 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!

May 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.

Being Social: The Weekend of 3.1.13

1 Mar

Hello again, fellow geeks! There’s a lot going on not only this weekend, but the following week as well.  Enjoy!

Saturday

1230pm

Alexandria always ends up having an early St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  It’s a big one, though! [DC.about.com]

1-9pm

For those that enjoy flaunting the luck’o the Irish, the beer is flowing early for DC Leprechaun Lap.  This pub crawl features 21 Dupont bars with specials like $2 Coors Lights/$3 Blue Moons, strolling bagpipers, and thousands of Irish loving partiers.   Tickets are $9.

7pm

This is a tease because tickets are sold out, but it’s good to keep on your radar if you like this kind of thing: the Ninth Annual Brewer’s Ball brings together handcrafted microbrews from more than a dozen of the region’s best microbreweries and brewpubs and cuisine from several local restaurants. Proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. [DCist]

Sunday

6pm

On Sunday and Monday, there will be a Pig Butchering Demo and Charcuterie and Beer Tasting. At this demo, you can see how to get different cuts, andhlearn how to use the cuts to make your own bacon, pancetta, and more.  Guests will also sample charcuterie such as porchetta, pancetta, tarese, coppa, and sopressata, paired with two artisanal beers. Tickets are $69. [PoP]

This week
Through the 13th, the Francophonie Cultural Festival will be occurring.  Explore the diversity of the French-speaking world through concerts, theatrical performances, films, culinary tastings, literary salons, children’s workshops, and more. [DC.about.com]

Ooh, there’s another restaurant week, now at National Harbor! Restaurants offer prix fixe lunch for $20 and three-course dinner menus for $35. It runs March 4-17. [DC.about.com]

The Washington, DC Independent Film Festival will be held March 6-10 and will feature full length, short, animation and documentary films by local, national, and international filmmakers. [DC.about.com]

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:

March 2013

  • A local brony convention that I am helping with, Cloudsdale Congress, will be March 9-10.
  • The real St. Patrick’s day party will be Shamrocks and shenanigans March 16th and 17th at Rumors. This will feature Bagpipers, Irish Dancers, and of course plenty of great drink specials all weekend long.
  • The National Cherry Blossom Festival will be held March 20-April14. There are a ton of fun, educational and delicious events that are held throughout the District!

April 2013

  • 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!

May 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.

Being Social: The Weekend of 2.15.13

15 Feb

Want some Anime and Video Game nerd time? Katsucon is going on right now, and will be on all weekend at National Harbour. Also this weekend we have:

Saturday

4pm

Discover Engineering Family Day at the National Building Museum
February 16, 2013, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Take part in slime-making, day-long robot demonstrations and competitions, design bridges and helicopters, and much more. Free. $5 suggested donation. Most appropriate for children ages 5-13.

 cupid

5pm
After surviving Valentine’s Day you will have CUPID CRAWL 2013 to look forward to. It’s located at Dupont Circle, and includes drink specials, a private sake bomb party, a private mega-dance party for the final stop, and more. Tickets are $14.

Monday

While it isn’t a big holiday, Monday is President’s Day, with many things to do.  Plus, most big chain stores should have the biggest sales we’ll see until Memorial Day.

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:

March 2013

April 2013

  • Awesome Con D.C., a Comic and Pop Culture Festival, will be April 20-21 at the Washington Convention Center.

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.

Being Social: The Weekend of 2.8.13

8 Feb

If you want food and drink this weekend, there are events that will have you covered:

Also this week we have:

Saturday

Why not shell out $625 between you and your friends to participate in a stretch limo scavenger hunt?

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4pm

Just in time for valentines day, there will be another running of the annual cupid’s undie run! See dudes and chicks in their underthings running around the capitol to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.  Registration to run is closed, but you can definitely watch the antics! [DC.about.com]

via chinesenewyearin.com

Sunday

 1pm

Check out the Chinese New Year parade and festival in Chinatown! Snake! Snake! Ah, it’s a Snake!

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:

February 2013

  • For Valentine’s day this year, why not do something different and be catered to by  a Ukrainian chef, while being serenaded by delightful flute and violin? Tickets are $55 and up.
  • Katsucon will be the 15th-17th.  It’s a personal favourite anime convention of mine.

March 2013

April 2013

  • Awesome Con D.C., a Comic and Pop Culture Festival, will be April 20-21 at the Washington Convention Center.

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.

Being Social: The Weekend of 2.1.13

1 Feb

It seems like a quiet weekend – I think a lot of places are getting ready for Sunday night!

See all the feature-length Oscar nominees at Landmark E Street Cinema (555 11th Street NW) this weekend. Tickets are $11. Visit LandmarkTheatres.com for titles and showtimes. [DCist]

DC_Rollergirls_LogoSaturday

4pm

It sure seems like there’s a lot of roller derbys lately. Or else, time is going by way too fast for me. This weekend, the Demoncats will face the Majority Whips, and then Scare Force One will go against the Cherry Blossom Bombshells. Tickets are $17, bring your own chair.

(via International Business Times)

(via International Business Times)

Sunday

Superbowl XLVII will be shown everywhere, and you’re sure to find folks to watch it with since Baltimore is in it. There will also be food and drink specials galore.

Ongoing Geekdom:

Geek Look Ahead:

February 2013

  • On the 9th‘ why not shell out $625 between you and your friends to participate in a stretch limo scavenger hunt?
  • On February 9 at 4pm, there will be another running of the annual cupid’s undie run! See dudes and chicks in their underthings running around the capitol to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.  Registration to run is closed, but you can definitely watch the antics! [DC.about.com]
  • Feb 10 – Chinese New Year parade and festival in Chinatown! Snake! Snake! Ah, it’s a Snake!
  • For Valentine’s day this year, why not do something different and be catered to by  a Ukrainian chef, while being serenaded by delightful flute and violin? Tickets are $55 and up.
  • Katsucon will be the 15th-17th.  It’s a personal favourite anime convention of mine.

March 2013

April 2013

  • Awesome Con D.C., a Comic and Pop Culture Festival, will be April 20-21 at the Washington Convention Center.

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.

Being Social: The Weekend of 1.25.13

25 Jan

 What’s up this weekend? Well, if you want to brave the cold, here’s what’s going down:

Art by XternalFramebryx on DeviantArt

Art by XternalFramebryx on DeviantArt

January 26-29 you can watch Wreck it Ralph at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse.  If you haven’t been to this theatre, go.  It’s motto should be “beer and a movie”. They usually show pretty good movies (including throwbacks) and even host theme nights! Tickets are $2 – $6.50.

The 25-27th will play host to the first Sugarloaf Crafts Festival of the year! Hit it up to get the perfect valentine gift for yourself or your loved one.

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There will be a 1k Beer Walk this weekend, hosted by the Washington Wine Academy. Tickets are $35 for Saturday and $30 for Sunday! There will be 50 beers, and you get to taste 20 during the ‘race’. Then you can go home, happy and warm with your beer coat on.

The Capital Wine festival will also be taking place from January 25th-March 26th. [DC.about.com]

Saturday

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Wanna see guys greased up and walking around mostly naked in single digit temperatures? Then watch the Maryland Polar Bear Plunge at Annapolis, Maryland. During the charity event for Special Olympics, thousands of participants of all ages take a dip in the wintry waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

Sunday

11am-5pm

The DC Record Fair is back, and will be held at Penn Social. Early bird admission from 11-12 is $5, then $2 after. [PoP]

Ongoing Geekdom:

Geek Look Ahead:

January 2013

  • Whoah, it’s already time for Restaurant Week to come back?

February 2013

March 2013

April 2013

  • Awesome Con D.C., a Comic and Pop Culture Festival, will be April 20-21 at the Washington Convention Center.

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.

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!)
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Photo (c) Karen Ballard

Saturday

10pm

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.