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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.
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Being Social: the Weekend of 10.26.12

26 Oct

Sorry for the quick update, but I’m about to head out to the DCBronies halloween party! You’re welcome to come – I have one guest I can bring! Message me if you want in!

This weekend we have:

Saturday

12-9pm

Take the Night of the Living Barcrawlers Bar Crawl to EIGHT of the most scandalous DC bars. Tickets are $10. [PoP]

5-11pm

The best costumed pub crawl: Nightmare on M Street is going on.  I’ll be around if you go!

7pm

Participate in the Embassy Row International Haunted Halloween Soiree at the The Hilton Washington Embassy Row hotel.  It will include a food drive, international music, and a costume contest! Tickets are $10.

7-11pm

LivingSocial’s 918 F Street (which I tried to book on this night, damn them!) they are having an EXPENSIVE 7 Deadly Sins Halloween Party.  For $59 you can have multi-floor cocktails, snacks, and entertainment.  Plus, another costume contest! [PoP]

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Join the Halloween Zombie Movie Festival at the Half Street Fairgrounds In DC – Sat, Oct 27th, 2012 – ONLY $10 on Living Social!  The best part is it claims to have “DC’s Largest Halloween Party Zombie Hoard”.  Dude. Why are the hoarding zombies? There’s also food music, beer… the regular stuff that happens at the fairgrounds.

Sunday

Don’t go anywhere near Rosslyn today.  The 2012 Marine Corps Marathon will be going on.

7-930pm

Want to watch drunks try to carve pumpkins? Then head on over to the Red Derby, where participants’ skills will be put to the test! [WaPo]

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:

October

  • The DC Drag Queen Race will be October 30, 2012. Thousands of spectators flock to Dupont Circle to watch costumed drag queens show off their elaborate Halloween costumes and race down 17th Street. [DC.about.com]

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!
  • 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 10.19.12

19 Oct
Like to YARN BOMB? Arlington is promoting it as a “temporary public art project that will bring color and art to Rosslyn”! Classes are at the Town hall everyWednesday from Oct 17-Feb 27, 6-9pm.

Through November 9, the Arlington ABBIES are back, and you can vote for all kinds of awesome businesses that you love here inArlington

Boo at the Zoo will be October 26-28, 2012. Enjoy animal encounters, keeper talks, festive decorations, and haunted trails at the annual National Zoo’s Halloween celebration. Advance tickets are required. [DC.about.com]

This is the last weekend of the Maryland Renaissance Faire. I’ll be there saturday, so ping me if you want to meet up! Apart from this revelry, this week we have:

Friday

7pm

Like Poe? Readings will be held at Alexandria’s Athenaeum tonight! Tickets are $10. [WaPo]

Saturday

10am-6pm

The Bethesda Row Arts Festival will be held, and will host a ton of local art and artists! [PoP]

1pm-6pm

The Old Town Haunted Halloween Scavenger Hunt blends booze and history to benefit King Street Cat Rescue. There are also pre and post parties. The registration was meant to close yesterday, though >< [PoP]

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:

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!
  • 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 10.11.12

11 Oct

Now that the chilly days of autumn have fully hit DC, I bet you’re craving hot mulled cider and pumpkin!  Thankfully, it’s aplenty around here! Check out the list of Pumpkin Festivals to get started.  There are also more Oktoberfests and corn mazes, too!

Amurica! Corn and guns!

If you want more substantial noms, the National Harbor Restaurant Week will be going on until October 21, 2012. [DC.about.com]

The AFI Silver Center is hosting two separate, overlapping film festivals. They are the DC Labor FilmFest, with 11 films focusing on the workplace (including such classics as Black Legion, The Pajama Game, and Box Car Bertha) and the Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival, with movies such as President Wolfman, Ninjas vs. Monsters, and A Little Bit Zombie. All tickets at AFI are $11.50. [theDistrict]

I’ve never seen it empty like this

This weekend is also the return of the Sugarloaf Craft Festival at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg.  It’s like the most epic place to buy all your Christmas gifts, evar.  Finally, Georgetown is playing host to Days of Design.  At their Design District, Cady’s Alley, there will be a series of special events, workshops, exhibitions, pop-ups and promotions held October 13th – 21st.  One hour parking will be available with validation in stores at the 330 7 M Street garage (entrance on Bank Street).  [GeorgetownDC]

Beyond these events, there is little that I found interesting to do this weekend.  The decrease may also be due to the fall weather!

Friday

6pm

Want to hear “Afro-cowboy-ninja-surf” music?  If so, Toubab Krewe is performing at the free Kenedy Center Concert tonight!

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7pm

Doctor Who will be screened as usual at the Black Cat.  This week is Boom Town, with delicious drink specials.

Saturday

830am-3pm
Arlington’s fall electronics recyclingis at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Get rid of your junk!6pmNerd Nitecontinues, this month with talks on Bladders, Star Trek, and Alligators.

tH–

Ongoing Geekdom:

Geek Look Ahead:

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!
  • 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 10.5.12

4 Oct

This is a short update week.  But there are a few things I found to get you started:

tH–

Ongoing Geekdom:

Geek Look Ahead:

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!
  • 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 9.28.12

27 Sep

Hey! Yea you! This is the last weekend for checking out The Art of Video Games at the American Art Museum! Go see it NAO!  In addition, the late-night-Metro-savior, LivingSocial, is hosting a Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival, & there’s also a DC Green festival that features authors, leaders and educators hosting workshops, as well as films, organic food and drink and live music.  And for your vampire skin’s pleasure, this weekend the Arlington Planetarium is re-opening, and there will be an open house and tons of activities to celebrate it.

Beyond that, we have:

Friday

630pm

The Euronight 2012 Celebration will have lots of food, music, and activities to celebrate the European Union.  Few tickets remain, and they are $55 and up.  “Cocktail attire suggested. ”

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.  This week is Boom Town.

Saturday

11am

The controversial yet very poignant “Bully” Movie will be screened today and on October 6  at the Columbia Mall AMC Theatre. Tickets are $4. [Eventbrite]

4-10pm

The Crystal City Diamond Derby takes place in our race course designed and built in the center of an underground parking garage.  If you want to participate, you have to register.  Otherwise there are a ton of activities for viewers, besides just watching the race.  [PoP]

Sunday

11am-7pm

The Turkish Festival will be going on at Freedom Plaza. Celebrate Turkish art and culture with a variety of family-friendly activities, food, crafts and more. [DC.about.com]

1-5pm

OMG PIE! PieFest 2012 — A Slice of Life will have so much PIE.  Admission is$15, but it might go toward charity or a memorial for the chick who was murdered at Lululemon in Georgetown. Bring your own pie and win prizes!  [PoP]

Ongoing Geekdom:

Geek Look Ahead:

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!
  • 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 9.21.12

21 Sep

As it’s now fall, let’s rock out Oktoberfest! There will be a Sour ale celebration at Pizza Paradiso 1130am-midnight on Saturday, and on Sunday 12pm-“10am” tho I’m guessing it’s 10pm. [WaPo].  Also this weekend, the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival is on the National Mall.  There are a ton of authors, it’s best to check who is there. I picked out Jewel, R.L. Stine and Christopher Paolini (he has to be like 20 by now, right?).

If you get out of your house instead of playing Borderlands 2, here’s what will be going on in DC:

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.  This week is Father’s Day.

Saturday

9am

The Barracks Row Fall Festival  and DC State Fair on Capitol Hill is going on! It’ll have food, music, and activities. Officially open at 11:00 a.m. early birds can observe the Military Chef’s Cook Off.  And trust me, some are -really- good.

11am-7pm

This week’s Truck festival is henceforth to be called “Trucktoberfest“.  They’re starting Drunktober early, apparently.  Find them at the new Union Market for food, music, booze activities “&more”.  Free, but you gotta pay for the food/drink.

Apparently it’s DC flag variant weekend

12-6pm

The 17th Street Festival celebrates the 17th Street Corridor from Riggs Place to P Street and will include musical performances, artist vendors, a pet zone, and kids activities. [dc.about.com]

Sunday

11am-7pm

Fiesta DC will be on Pennsylvania Avenue. There will be music, folklore, theater, a parade of Nations, food, crafts and an informational fair. Free. [theDistrict]

2pm

For those of you that don’t like watching sport on Sundays in the fall, DCGames is hosting a game of Circle Rules Football, a fast-paced, chaotic and inclusive alternative sport that combines a huge bouncy ball with a single goal and very few rules. Be ready for a combination of running, jumping, kicking and throwing in a friendly and relatively noncompetitive setting. See a video here: http://vimeo.com/24028552.

Ongoing Geekdom:

Geek Look Ahead:

September

  • LivingSocial is hosting a Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival on the weekend of September 29
  • September29-30 30 will be the DC Green festival.  There will be authors, leaders and educators hosting workshops, as well as films, organic food and drink and live music. Tickets are $10 and up.

October

  • Taste of DC‘s main event will be on Pennsylvania Ave on October 6-8.  Tickets include unlimited 5-ounce tastings of craft beer (100+ in attendance!), food trucks, live music and activities. Tickets are $35 and up.
  • October 27th will be the best costumed pub crawl: Nightmare on M Street

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

December

August 2013

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