Tag Archives: going out

Cutting Back on Posts – Tumblr Going strong!

30 Apr

Due to low viewership on this blog, plus my lack of free time, I am making this a monthly blog. I will update the future geeky event calendar when I find new items of interest. I may also make a Google Calendar – would this be of interest/better than a static list on WordPress?

Thank you to all that do read my blog, I hope it has helped you to find things to do at and around Washington, DC. Please continue to follow me on Tumblr, where I post geeky art, housewares and accessories for your browsing (and shopping) pleasure!

geek-prideIf you want to research DC goings-on on your own, the following websites were used for the majority of my blog posts:

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Hello out there?

22 Apr

To the readers of my blog:

I am curious how many of you get much out of my blog. I have created posts for the past two weeks but have been so busy with real life that I have been unable to post them before the weekend is over. I am contemplating if it is worth continuing these posts, or if I should stick to tumblr and maintain an event calendar, without the weekendly stuff.

I made this blog to find things for me to go out and do, and it did succeed – so much that now I’m almost too busy to continue it. If you as readers wish for me to continue, I will, but I am unsure how much of the recorded viewership is actually reading/using this content, as opposed to just clicking through. Please reply to this blog post and let me know if you’d like to continue seeing my Weekend Things to Do posts.

Thank you kindly.
~iSaunter

Being Social: The Weekend of Friday the 13th of May

12 May

I absolutely love Friday the 13th.  As a kid, I’d have slumber parties and watch horror movies with my friends.  Now, I just like to find a fun place to party.  Of course, I am having bad luck finding -any- Friday the 13th parties in DC this month, so if you know of any, please let me know!  Otherwise, here’s what’s going on this weekend in the District:

Weekends Starting May 7 through June 5th
10am – 5 pm
The Virginia Renaissance Faire! This started last weekend, and my apologies for not posting an update then. Tickets are $9 and it is hosted at a winery, so much imbibing should be had!
May 14th &15th
1pm both days
4th Annual Wine & Food Festival at the National Harbor, which will have over 150 different wines, beers, and spirits, as well as live music.  Tickets start at $35 per day; $65 for both days. Designated driver tickets are also available for just $25. You can buy tickets online here.
12 p.m. – 4 p.m on the 15th
The D.C. Taco Experiment, an amateur cook-off involving D.C.’s finest home chefs. Dishes will range from savory to sweet and will highlight the glory that is the taco. Best of all, anyone can compete and/or attend this event being held at The Rock and Roll Hotel! Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
5pm Sundays and 8pm Mondays
Wii Nights at The Front Page – Ballston‘s back bar.  It’s free, but it’s on a first-come, first-served basis!  Unfortunately, it’s just the simple sports pack of  Wii bowling, golf, tennis and baseball.

Being Social: The Weekend of April-May 2011

28 Apr

I know I work a weird shift schedule at work, but still… somehow I lost winter and spring and now it’s May.  Crazy.

Anyhoo, this weekend there’s a ton to to, and hopefully the weather will cooperate!

OMG ROYAL WEDDING! </3

There are a ton of places that will celebrate (or heckle) the marriage of the young British couple of Prince William and [title yet to be announced] Kate. There will be a chari-tea party at Dupont Circle Georgian Manor on the eve of the wedding, and Royal watch parties will be starting at 4am Friday morning at The Mansion on O Street, P. Lawrence Bridal Wear, all Union Jack’s locations, and the Ritz Carlton in Georgetown to name a few.  More party places can be found at Metromix.

For those that like their sleep, fear not! The brand new and awesome looking Queen Vic British Pub on H street will be offering select food and drink for $5 and the wedding will be on a loop from noon on Friday until 3 a.m on Saturday. Plus they will have raffles every hour on the hour and will give away free shots for fancy wedding hat wearer!

I so need to get me a hat!

April 29-30th

Visit the Georgetown French Market, which runs through Saturday and includes live music, shopping, free children’s balloon sculptures and, of course, French cuisine (food is not free of charge). Many of Georgetown’s boutiques will also be offering substantial discounts on their wares. [via WaPo]

April 30th

1-4 pm: Barracks Row taste of 8th.  Just south of the Eastern Market metro stop, there are tons of restaurants to choose from.  Each offers its on atmosphere and great choices on food and drink.  I recommend Belga Cafe and DC3 hot dogs.  Beware Matchbox pizza, though.  Although some swear by their spicy pizzas, whenever my friends have eaten at this location, they have gotten sick 😦

And for geeks’ sake, there is apparently a Croquet Match between St. John’s and Navy on Saturday as well.  That is hardcore!

May 1

Noon-6pm: National Cinco de Mayo festival on the National Mall at the Sylvan Theatre.  It will have performances, musicians, dance, children’s arts and crafts, food, games and activities for the entire family.  Just remember, booze isn’t allowed on the mall.

Noon-Night: The Sweetlife Festival is some indie salad-and-froyo-shop-inspired party in Columbia, Maryland.  It will have all sorts of live music, so your best bet is to check out the Sweetlife Festival event page for more info.

3pm: At Domaso Trattoria Moderna in Rosslyn, there will be a Top Dog Half Smoke Challenge!  Competing chefs include including Domaso’s Paul Healey, The Source’s Scott Drewno, Liberty Tavern’s Liam LaCivita, and Jackson 20’s Dennis Marron. Tickets are $20 and can be found at brownpapertickets.

Remember these guys?

8pm: This last one is a ways away… in Annapolis, Maryland, at the Rams Head Tavern, the vocal group Rockapella will be performing.  You may remember them from Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? on PBS (or even Where in Time…).  For a bit of nostalgia and some good music, tickets are being sold online.

Rockapella! Rockin’ it A-capella! Hoo!

Also, since Cinco de Mayo is next week, here are a couple of food specials I have stumbled upon… My favourite pizza place, Z Pizza, is celebrating by offering free samples of their Mexican and Santa Fe pizzas (MEXICAN PWNS) and their Pollo Latino sandwich from 11am-12pm and 4-5pm at participating locations.  Also, mention Cinco de Mayo when you order a Mexican between now and the 5th, and you’ll get $5 off.  Trust me, even a full price Mexican pizza is worth it.  Their ingredients are incredibly fresh and flavourful.

mmmmmmmmmmmmm

And for dessert, there will be free Pinkberry Yogurt on May 5th.