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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:

  • Every Friday,at 7pm, theBlack 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.
  • Through 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.

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.
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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:

  • Every Friday,at 7pm, theBlack 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.
  • Until September 22nd, there will be an exhibit about On the Threshold of the Mayan Underworld at the Mexican Cultural Institute. Whether you are interested in their impending end of the calendar or just like archaeology, this definitely sounds worth checking out.  It’s open weekdays 10am-6pm and 12-4pm Saturday.
  • 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.—-
  • Through 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.

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.

Being Social: the Weekend of 06.03.11

2 Jun

Yes, it’s june, which means that it’s the last weekend to see Gauguin at the National Gallery of Art!  It’s also the beginning of the annual Capital Pride Celebration, so get your rainbows on and find something gay to do!  Also going on this weekend are:

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June 3

National Doughnut Day!  Stop by a  Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts for a free Doughnut!

11am – 9pm

Truckeroo at the Navy Yard Metro – Holy crap, food trucks!  If you have ever wanted to try food trucks, this is a freaking porno of food trucks.  GO.  AND EAT MUCHLY.

June 4

10am-5pm

Jazz at the Phillips Collection

11am-5pm

DC Record Fair – A crazy LP selling/exchange/party at Uncapped Live at U Street/Cardozo.

12-1pm

If you didn’t hear the story about dancing protesters at the Lincoln Memorial last week, then you may not care that there is a massive flash mob that will form at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial this weekend.  But if you do want to watch/participate in this display of public protest, now’s the time!  According to Metromix, the purpose of the flashmob is to peacefully draw attention to and defy a recent U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that dancing, even silently, is forbidden at memorials because it distracts from the “solemn commemoration” at such sites.

2-7pm

The Seersucker Social, hosted by the Dandies & Quaintrelles (who also did the Tweed Ride).  According to WaPo, this will be a fashion show on wheels. The after-party at Hillwood includes tasty beverages, games and live music, but you need to buy tickets if you want to party!

6pm

NINJA WARRIOR at Urban Evolution Gym.  Okay, it’s not the real Sasuke.  But it’s gonna be a ton of people making asses of themselves while trying to do ridiculous feats of strength and acrobatics.  If you haven’t seen Ninja Warrior on G4/Spike TV, you need to watch a marathon on YouTube, and then go to this event.  It’s a true Japanese cultural experience.

June 5

11am-830pm

Tastes of Africa in Silver Spring.  According to WaPo, there will be dishes from more than 40 African countries at this family event.  There are also art shows, three fashion shows with designs from Ethiopia, the Ivory Coast and Cameroon and traditional and modern dance performances.



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