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Being Social: the Weekend of 08.26.11

26 Aug
Alexandria restaurant weekis ending. Grab some fancy chow before the storm.

(via Lauren PM)
Friday
Yep.  Another Michael Jackson Birthday celebration.  This one will be at the 9:30 club, and admission is $15. (via WaPo)
Saturday
OMGOMG it’s Ren Faire season! From this weekend, lasting three months, every weekend there will be Renaissance awesome!  Drink mead, watch jousting and tease wenches mercilessly at the Maryland Renaissance Festival in Annapolis, Maryland.  Never mind that Hurricane Irene will be slamming them – this place is ‘open rain or shine’!
10am-6pm
Columbia Heights Day Festival/ DC State Fair will “celebrate Celebrate the vibrant character of Columbia Heights with live entertainment, vendors, kids activities and community organizations.” (via WaPo)
1-5pm
The DC Anime Club is hosting “Cosplay day” at the Freer Gallery of Art – Smithsonian Institution. (via WaPo)
If you’re gonna be wet anyways, why not go to the International Bikini Team Contest at Broadland Sports Br & Grill in Ashburn. (via Metromix)
Sunday
10am-9pm
If you’re a Starcraft nerd, why not attend Public Tenley’s BarcraftDrink and cheer on MLG at the same time!
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Irene has also ruined the plansto dedicate the Martin Luther King Memorial and will likely cause many sports events and concerts to be postponed as well.  If youre in DC, Dont Panic.  Were likely only going to get tropical storm-force winds and rain.  And if youre with Pepco, you’re going to lose power.  Yet, its not the end of the world, and will likely be less jarring than the East Coast Quake.  Just mind the chainsaw-wielding Metro bus drivers.

 
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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!