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Being Social: the Weekend of 11.3.12

3 Nov

I didn’t find much going on this weekend. Being right after so many Halloween festivities, I guess that is to be expected.

NekoCon is this weekend, and is yet another local anime con.

If you wanted to move on from Halloween into Thanksgiving, what better way than to witness some Punkin’Chunkin’ LIVE? It’s a bit of a drive, being at Great Country Farms in Bluemont, VA, but it is a pretty epic tailgatingdecsturtorb event! It will November 3-4 , and admission is $10. [WaPo]

Select performances from the Capital Fringe Festival this summer will be repeated in Fall Fringe (plus a few brand new shows).  They run from November 1-18 at 607 New York Ave, NW. [DC.about.com]

Saturday there will be what could be the dangerously deliciousD.C. Half and Half Marathon.  After running 6.55 miles, racers must eat a half smoke and chili from Ben’s Chili Bowl, after which they have to run the remaining 6.55 miles to the finish. Yikes. It kicks off at Carter Barron Amphitheater (4850Colorado Avenue NW) at 8:30am, but I’d say hang out near theChilli Bowl for the best/worst views. [DCist]

Also remember that Tuesday is Election day. Please vote!  If you still are unsure, or don’t know about senate and local races, I highly looking up your local district at the League of Women Voters website.  And after that, go to one of the hundreds of viewing parties at bars and other establishments throughout the city. There will be drink specials and tons of amusing (if not irritating) commentary on this tight race!

 

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:

November

  • 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!
  • Crafty Bastards will be heldNov 10. Tickets go on sale at the City Paper’s website on September 28. [DCist]

December

July 2013

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 7.20.12

20 Jul

What’s going on this weekend… hmm…

A Steampunk ballet? Sure! At the Capital Fringe Festival, everything happens! Flights of Fancy will be shown at Gala Hispanic Theatre at Tivoli Square. Showtimes include 4:45 pm Saturday, July 14 12 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 11 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 6 p.m. Thursday, July 26. [WaPo]

Friday

6:30pm

Here’s something different, and right up my alley! Japanese Ink Painting & Wine will explore the subtle art. Tickets are $59. [WUSA9]

I think I want to learn this style…

Saturday

6-9pm

Whole Foods Market is having a Best Butcher Contest and Rooftop Party at their P street location. Food and drink will be served, and tickets are $20 (with profit going to the DC central kitchen).

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Heads up, foodies! Make your reservations now for:

July 14-21

July 16–22

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:

July

  • Otakon July 27-29: Become by friend now and we can split a room in this Baltimore-based anime extravaganza!

August

  • Love LEGOs? Then check out the Brick Fair August 4-5 at the Dulles Expo Center. It’s America’s largest LEGO con! The theme is FIRE! And I’m sure some of the sculptures there will actually look real. Sick! [theDistrict]
  • August 11-12 – Geekgirlcon will be in Seattle, WA

September

October

  • Taste of DC‘s main event will be on Pennsylvania Ave on October 6-8.

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 7.13.12

13 Jul

Another weekend nears!  Tonight, Truckeroo will again be serving awesome food until 11pm, and have live music and games at the Navy Yard Metro (Half and M Street SE).

And for us this weekend, the controversial Capital Fringe Festival will begin!  It runs July 12-29. This annual performing arts festival will feature more than 140 unique performances in 20 venues around Washington, DC. [DC.about.com]

Want something else fringe? On Saturday night, there’s one of those crazy sushi tastings where you eat it off a ‘model’.  Apparently that art is called Nyotaimori. 18+ [wusa9]

Another event this weekend is the celebration of French Independence!  Of note is the Bastille Day Gala Celebration at the French Embassy – a grand French feast of music, art, cuisine wine and dance! Of course, tix are $100+ so you might want to just wear your whites and go to one of many French restaurants in the DC/Georgetown area.  For example, on Saturday at Paul’s Pennsylvasian Ave location, they will be having a Bastille Day Baguette Relay Race.  Entrants are asked to pre-register. [TheDistrict]

At L’enfant café and grill, they will also host a Bastille Day street party & French Maid relay.  Tickets are $5

Also on Saturday from 7-11pm, Adult Recess at the National Harbor will host 80’s to 90’s music, have booze, and have games like Monopoly, Twister, Connect Four, Battleship, Uno, Chutes And Ladders, Nintendo Wii, And Many More.  Tickets are $10.  Rooms are $99 if you want to imbibe safely.

The DC Rollergirls will be having another derby on Sunday at 3pm, which is sadly their final home bout of the summer. Be sure to bring your own chair. Tickets are $12. [DCist]

Belgian waffles count, right?

Finally, Belgian restaurant week has begun, and there are many neat activities and cheaper beer deals to be found.  A good guide is at huffingtonpost.

And as we’re heading into the next wave of restaurant weeks, heads up, foodies! Make your reservations now for:

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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:

July

  • Otakon July 27-29: Become by friend now and we can split a room in this Baltimore-based anime extravaganza!

August

September

October

  • Taste of DC‘s main event will be on Pennsylvania Ave on October 6-8.

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 07.08.11

8 Jul

This guy is totally going derpy...

There will be no lack of chick watching this weekend,  as there will be Miss DC interviews Friday, and on Saturday there will be Red Rocker tryouts as well as what I’m sure will be a massive, wild crowd at the auditions for America’s Next Top Model at the Pentagon City Mall.  Be sure to check the bars around town, as those rejected by Tyra will be sure to be wanting consolation.

 
If you’re more into ninjas than chicks, the Freer Museum of Asian art is hosting its Sixteenth Annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival. Watch epic Martial Arts films such as Hop Fu (yes, Hip Hop Kung Fu), the original Drunken Master and other foreign titles! This weekend will be screening Bodyguards and Assassins. (via DCist)
 

Bruce Lee say watch now!

Speaking of movies, the Capital Fringe Festival returns tonight for its seventh year, showcasing more than 2,000 artists in 100 different productions – and they’re kicking off the festivities with a free party. Attendees will enjoy live music by Alma Tropicalia and Elikeh under the Baldacchino Gypsy Tent. For full coverage, theWashingtonian has a guide to the festival’s can’t-miss performances. (via Washingtonian)
 
Finally, it is the last weekend to stop by the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the Mall.
 
Besides that, we have the following:
 

His Holiness the First

July 9
9am
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is in town for the week, and he’s kicking it of right by giving a “Talk for World Peace” on the West Lawn of the Capitol.  I think it’s his birthday this week, too, so maybe there will be cake?  This event is free but get there early – I’m sure there will be a massive crowd.  And if you miss this, His Holiness will also be holding a “Kalachakra for World Peace” at the Verizon Center 6th-16th.
 
1130am-630pm
Hunt DC, yet another massive city scavenger hunt, will unfold.  According to Metromix, should you choose to participate, youll have to to solve clues, crunch mind bending riddles and plot your game winning strategy. And then eat pizza at the afterparty.
 

Faaancy ❤

July 10
10am-5pm
The 57th Summer Fancy Food Show will be held at the Downtown Convention Center!  This is allegedly the largest marketplace for specialty foods and beverages in North America, featuring food artisans and entrepreneurs from 80 countries and regions.  Some things you may find include flowing spices, confections, teas, vinegars, oils, cheese, yogurts, natural products, and ethnic dishes. Tickets ($35 before July 8, $60 after July 8 ) can be purchased at the event Web site. (Via Washingtonian)

Also, keep honing your Angry Birds skills! On July 14 there will be an Angry Birds game tournament in Crystal City!