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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 8.31.12

31 Aug

There are a ton of Labor Day events this weekend.  For example, Alexandria’s Scottish Games! Watch the games, as well as live music and dance competitions, a British Car Show, children’s games, Celtic crafts and foods. [DC.about.com]

EAT ME

And for something completely regional, why not drive a ways to check out the National Hard Crab Derby?  Located at the Eastern Shore, there will be crab races, contests, carnival rides, crafts, live entertainment, beauty pageants, parade, and fireworks.  And there had better be crabs to eat, too! [DC.about.com]

(via National Zoo)

Saturday

12pm

The National Zoo is opening its new American Trail. This hugely renovated exhibit is much more “wild feeling” and features seals and sea lions, beavers, river otters, bald eagles, and more. [DC.about.com]
1-7pm

The DC Blues Festival will be held at the Carter Barron Amphitheater. This free annual festival features live blues by outstanding local and national acts. [DC.about.com]

Sunday

8pm
The National Symphony Orchestra will be hosting a free concert at East Capitol and First Streets. [DC.about.com]

Monday

730pm

District Games continues at Acre 121 on Mondays. It is pretty much a show of classic TV game shows like “District Feud, District Pyramid and District Link”. [PoP]

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Ongoing Geekdom:

Geek Look Ahead:

September

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!

December

August 2013

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

Being Social: Thursday Antics

12 Jul
Wtf, apparently Thursday this week is the party night:

Oui, oui!

 The major party of the night is the French Bastille day, which gives DC an excuse to party thanks to its French rootsDC’s Metromix came through once more, with a pretty long list of parties that you can attend.  Most involve booze, French maids, and dancing.
And if drinking with wild, dangerous animals is more of your thing, again this year FONZ is hosting a Brew at the National Zoo from 6-9pm.  Tickets are $65 and they will sell out, so pick them up now if you’re interested (and invite me)!

Being Social: The Weekend of 4.22.11

21 Apr

There doesn’t appear to be much going on around town this weekend (as it’s Easter, maybe?), so why not enjoy the nice weather by going to the National Zoo and check out the Lion cubs?  Plus, if you go on the 22nd, they’re hosting some Earth Day events, recycling, and crafts.

Or, if you are the Easter type, there are a ton of places to brunch (and more to brunch!) or you could go on Easter egg hunts!

(via 8screensavers.com)

And don’t forget it’s hockey playoffs time!  Downtown will be buzzing Saturday afternoon, as the Caps try to win their first round of the playoffs against the Rangers!  Go anywhere within ten blocks of Chinatown, and you’ll be sure to find a party.  Rock the Red!