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Being Social: the Weekend of 8.17.12

17 Aug

It is sadly nearing the close of DC Beer Week.  The events can be found at City Paper.  Also,Summer DC Restaurant Week ends on the 21st, and August 17–26 Alexandria Restaurant Week ends the 26th.

In addition,  registration for the Social Sports of Alington Fall Sports leagues (co-ed Softball, Football, and Volleyball ) are now open, if you’re an athletic geek.(LindyPromo).  Besides that, we have:

Friday

7pm

Black Cat continues to be awesome, and has been holding 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.

Saturday

Right Round 80’s dance party will be on at Black Cat.
7pm-1am
To finish DC Beer Week off right, Penn Social will be hosting the No Sleep Till Brooklyn Lager Party.  It’s meant to have cheap drinks and tunes spinning all night long. [PoP]


Sunday
12-3pm
Bourbon Steak is having a Pig roast!  Unfortunately, it’s $60 a head. [DCist]
12-6pm
There will be an Alexandria Cambodian Community Day Festival around Old Town. It will include displays of traditional Cambodian arts, crafts, paintings, souvenirs, and food. [DC.about.com]

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Ongoing Geekdom:

  • The National Gallery of Art has once more begun its ‘Jazz in the Garden’ series.  This has jazz bands that play in the Sculpture Gardens and is quite the relaxing and entertaining affair.  Check it out if you get a chance!  It will be held every Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:30, through August 31st.
  • The Art of Video Games, which exhibits video games voted on by fans, is open at the American Art Museum through September 30th.   If you haven’t seen it, go.  It’s so dorkfully win.

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Geek Look Ahead:

August

  • August 25 – October 21st the Maryland Renaissance Faire is back! A ways away, it is still epic awesome.  I’ll be going at least twice this  year.
  • Funky Fresh Foodie Fest is an amped up Truckeroo to be held August 25th. Tix are $60, which seems a bit steep to me.
  • Eighties Mayhem dance party August 25th at Black Cat.

September

  • DCGames Fest hosts a series of games on Washington D.C.’s National Mall on September 1
  • September 8-9 will host the 2012 Baltimore Comic-Con.

October

November

  • NekoCon is November 2-4.  Apparently it starts on the 2th.  I love the Japanese.
  • 9-11 November will be Anime USA here in the District. It’s by the zoo, so totally accessible. I’ve already pre-reg’d!

December

August 2013

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

Being Social: the Weekend of 8.10.12

10 Aug

While it’s not local, it’s time for the second Geekgirlcon will be in Seattle, WA! For those attending, I want a con report from you!

If you’ve been following me on twitter, you’ve read that I have been sick this week, so I won’t be going out. I’ll throw out a few suggestions for you healthy folk, though:

Friday

until 11pm

Truckeroo is back at the Fairgrounds near the Navy Yard / Ballpark. As usual, there are tons of food trucks, booze, music, etc.

7pm

Black Cat continues to be awesome, and has been holding weekly Dr. Who happy hours!! Watch one episode of Dr. Who & enjoy drink specials every Friday! /nerdchills.  The weekly ‘marathon’ started from the beginning of the new series. This week is The End of the World. It’s free, and at the ‘Backstage’ venue.

Saturday

Mystery Day!

Sunday

Forget the Olympics.  Why not try the Ale-lympics instead? With a few flights of beers to taste and test for supremacy, this event at the Paradiso chains sounds pretty epic to me.  [WaPo]

Along those lines, it is also DC BEER WEEK! ❤  With tons of specials, rare casks being tapped, and food/beer pairings out there, you should definitely check at least one event out. :3  The events can be found at City Paper.

Monday

Harry & the Potters is back at the Black Cat, this time with Potter Puppet Pals!!! While Harry Potter is so last decade, I’m tempted to go just for the puppets. ❤ Tickets are $15.

This week is also the Maryland Sales Tax holiday, from the 12th-18th. You can save 5% on purchases of school supplies costing $20 or less per item, or clothing and footwear priced at $100 or less.

Time is almost up! Make sure you have reservations in for:

August 15th-21st

August 17–26

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Ongoing Geekdom:

  • Iwo Jima Sunset Parades are Tuesdays until August 14th, from 7-8pm.
  • The National Gallery of Art has once more begun its ‘Jazz in the Garden’ series.  This has jazz bands that play in the Sculpture Gardens and is quite the relaxing and entertaining affair.  Check it out if you get a chance!  It will be held every Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:30, through August 31st.
  • The Art of Video Games, which exhibits video games voted on by fans, is open at the American Art Museum through September 30th.  It starts with lectures by famous developers (many are sold out, though they will be livestreamed!), a GameFest, and video game movies like King of Kong.  If you haven’t seen it, go.  It’s so dorkfully win.

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Geek Look Ahead:

August

  • Right Round 80’s dance party August 18th at Black Cat.
  • Funky Fresh Foodie Fest is an amped up Truckeroo to be held August 25th. Tix are $60, which seems a bit steep to me.
  • Eighties Mayhem dance party August 25th at Black Cat.

September

October

November

  • NekoCon is November 2-4.  Apparently it starts on the 2th.  I love the Japanese.
  • 9-11 November will be Anime USA here in the District. It’s by the zoo, so totally accessible. I’ve already pre-reg’d!

December

August 2013

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

Being Social: the Weekend of 6.9.12

9 Jun

Again, my apologies for posting late.  This week I have a cold ><

The Capital Pride celebration is hitting its peak this weekend, with the parade (at 4:30 today!) and street festival on Sunday, as well as a lot of after parties.  So get out there now and celebrate!

I also totally missed the start of Capital Beer Week!  There are still three days left, and tons of beer specials all over the city. It’s pretty fun to try out the new brews, especially to support DC Brau, so check it out!  Of course that means that this weekend is the beer festival SAVOR, but if you don’t have tickets, you’ll miss out. It usually sells out the day of release. My bad.  I’ll work harder to let you know next year!

DC Brau

(Image Credit: Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

The National Gallery of Art has once more begun its ‘Jazz in the Garden’ series.  This has jazz bands that play in the Sculpture Gardens and is quite the relaxing and entertaining affair.  Check it out if you get a chance!  It will be held every Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:30, through August 31st.

Saturday

830-1130pm

Ok, other than these festivals, there’s not much to do.  Unless you want to go to Great American Square Dance Revival.  No partner or costume required – just bring $5 to help us pay the band and the hall. Optional: a drink or snack to share, potluck-style, and a water bottle. St. Stephens is a short walk from the Columbia Heights station on the green line. [PoP]

930pm

There is also the annual RIGHT ROUND 80s Alt-Pop Dance Night w/ DJ lil’e.  Tickets are $7.

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Ongoing Geekdom:

  • Artisphere is exhibiting Elevator to the Moon: Retro-Future Visions of Space, which features contemporary artists’ works based on 20th century predictions of what the future of space travel would be.   There is also an opening reception on the 5th that could be neat. It runs through June 9.
  • In addition, through June 10 the DC Jazz festival will be going on. I’m not into Jazz, but if you are, there’s a lot to do there. [DC.about.com]
  • The Freer and Sackler gallery will carry on the Awesome that was the Cherry Blossom festival, and features Hokusai: 36 Views of Mount Fuji!! I have to go. I tried seeing it at the British Museum, but it was travelling, and now’s my chance! Anyone want to go with me?  It’s open until June 17.
  • The Art of Video Games, which exhibits video games voted on by fans, is open at the American Art Museum through September 30th.  It starts with lectures by famous developers (many are sold out, though they will be livestreamed!), a GameFest, and video game movies like King of Kong.  If you haven’t seen it, go.  It’s so dorkfully win.

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Geek Look Ahead:

June

  • Bronycon will be in NYC (actually the Meadowlands) June 30-July1. I’ll be there, cosplaying it up! Note me if you want to room share, cosplay with me, or just meet up!
  • June 30 will also play host to Bit Gen Gamer Fest 7 in Baltimore, a video game music concert festival.  If I weren’t going to Bronycon, this sounds pretty awesome.
July

August

September

October

November

  • NekoCon is November 2-4.  Apparently it starts on the 2th.  I love the Japanese.
  • 9-11 November will be Anime USA here in the District. It’s by the zoo, so totally accessible. I’ve already pre-reg’d!

Being Social: the Weekend of 08.19.11

18 Aug
This weekend signifies the end of DC Restaurant Week and the beginning of Alexandria Restaurant Week! Keep trying new venues, and let me know what you find!
 
Friday
1pm
Bikers will be back in town to honor 9/11 victims.  Of course, that means that there will be road closures Friday afternoon.  Check WTOP for the latest and try to avoid (or watch) the 15 mile stretch of hog movement.

via Focus on the Beer

4pm
To continue DC Beer week, Rhode Island’s Trinity Brewhouse will be featured at the Capitol Longue.
Saturday
13:30am
Um.  How about a Balsamic vinegar tasting party? You must pre-register and pay $25 but who knows.  It sounds pretty crazy. (via WaPo)
2pm
Finally, the time of Hop Fu is upon us!  It’s free, and at the SI Freer Gallery.

via Pulpfactor

6pm
Want Zombies? Survive Alexandria is back.  It’s a massive tag game, involving survival kits, parkour and, of course, the undead. (Apparently this year’s virus was spawned by Justin Bieber.)  It’s $25 and attendance does have a cap, so check it out now if you want to participate!* (via Metromix)
Sunday
Noon-6pm
There will be a Cambodian Day festival at Ben Brenman park in Alexandria.  To be honest, I have no idea what Cambodia is all about, so it might be fun to get some exposure there.
2-10pm
Not that I like hip-hop, but the U Street corridor has had a lot of development, and a bar crawl down U Street may be the best way to find new haunts.  Admission is only $5 for a pass for six bar entries and food and drink specials.
 
Also, heads up! The MLK memorial is set to be dedicated next weekend, so the tourists will be en masse once again!  Events start Monday, and a full schedule can be found on dedicatethedream.org.

via Pulpfactor

*If you want a longer race type of zombie encounter, I am toying with participating in Run For Your Lives, an obstacle race with zombies on October 22nd outside of Baltimore.  Let me know if youd like to go too!

Being Social: the Weekend of 08.12.11

12 Aug

OMG DCist PWNS!

Mainly due to DCist’s awesome graphic, I’m linking to voting on the name of the Farragut virtual Metro tunnel crossing.  On the topic of oxen and game, through Sunday, the Arlington County Fair will be held at the Thomas Jefferson County Center.  The competitive exhibits cover a wide range of foods and crafts, including hotly-contested vegetable competitions.  (via the Ode Street Tribune)

Friday
11am – 11pm
Truckeroo returns to the Navy Yard Metro, showcasing a plethora of local food trucks and extended hours. Let the gluttony begin!
6pm
Another local brewery, 3 Stars, is tapping its first casks of BW Rye, “a dry-hopped ale with spicy rye” at Meridian Pint tonight. (via WaPo)
10pm-3am

B&K’s Egyptian Kings and Queens Party on Friday August 12th at Rio’s Nightclub.  I have no idea how fun it will be, but they say to come in costume.  Could be some epic people watching!  Metromix has details on a discount RSVP admission.

Saturday
11am-7pm
The Alexandria Irish Festival appears to celebrate the half year point to St. Patrick’s Day by having parades, dance troupes and beer.  This street festival will be held at the Waterfront Park in Alexandria. (via WaPo)
12-3pm
If you want an overdose of opinionated loose women, there will be a Slut Walk on the National Mall.  Allegedly it’s meant to raise awareness to “Rape Culture and Victim Bashing”. (via Metromix)
2pm
One of my hometown favourites, the Great Lakes Brewing Company is starting to become popular in DC!  Have a taste at Churchkey!
6:30pm

Get your geek out! DC9 will be hosting a Nerd Nite lecture. Admission is $10, though.

Sunday
This is the start of DC beer week, so expect a ton of events during the week. Most can be found at Metromix and dcbeer.com .

(via YoursForGoodFermentables)

5-9pm

Go on a Craft Beer Cruise , where two dozen beers will keep you company.

6pm

Sail some Heavy Seas at the Iron Horse!

7-9pm

Meridian Pint continues its awesome with a beer and cheeses tasting.

Finally, starting Monday, it will also be DC Restaurant Week! Hundreds of restaurants have cheap fixed-price 3 course menus to choose from. Please go to at least one – it’s a great way to check out places near you, as well as to explore new and exotic cuisine!