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Being Social: The Weekend of 2.1.13

1 Feb

It seems like a quiet weekend – I think a lot of places are getting ready for Sunday night!

See all the feature-length Oscar nominees at Landmark E Street Cinema (555 11th Street NW) this weekend. Tickets are $11. Visit LandmarkTheatres.com for titles and showtimes. [DCist]

DC_Rollergirls_LogoSaturday

4pm

It sure seems like there’s a lot of roller derbys lately. Or else, time is going by way too fast for me. This weekend, the Demoncats will face the Majority Whips, and then Scare Force One will go against the Cherry Blossom Bombshells. Tickets are $17, bring your own chair.

(via International Business Times)

(via International Business Times)

Sunday

Superbowl XLVII will be shown everywhere, and you’re sure to find folks to watch it with since Baltimore is in it. There will also be food and drink specials galore.

Ongoing Geekdom:

Geek Look Ahead:

February 2013

  • On the 9th‘ why not shell out $625 between you and your friends to participate in a stretch limo scavenger hunt?
  • On February 9 at 4pm, there will be another running of the annual cupid’s undie run! See dudes and chicks in their underthings running around the capitol to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.  Registration to run is closed, but you can definitely watch the antics! [DC.about.com]
  • Feb 10 – Chinese New Year parade and festival in Chinatown! Snake! Snake! Ah, it’s a Snake!
  • For Valentine’s day this year, why not do something different and be catered to by  a Ukrainian chef, while being serenaded by delightful flute and violin? Tickets are $55 and up.
  • Katsucon will be the 15th-17th.  It’s a personal favourite anime convention of mine.

March 2013

April 2013

  • Awesome Con D.C., a Comic and Pop Culture Festival, will be April 20-21 at the Washington Convention Center.

July 2013

August 2013

  • Bronycon will be in Baltimore this year, the week before….
  • 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 1.11.13

11 Jan

DC_Rollergirls_Logo

Saturday

4pm

Time for another bout! The DC Rollergirls are having another double header: the  DC Demoncats v Cherry Blossom Bombshells, followed by Scare Force One v Majority Whips.  Tickets are $17, bring your own chair.

6pm

I’m back just in time to announce that nerd nite this month will feature Gonads, 20th Century Architects, and the Higgs Particle.  Admission is $10.

Sunday

8am

The Dress Rehearsal for the Inaugural Parade will be full of music, color guards, salute batteries and honor cordons and the pass and review of troops along the inaugural parade route, which is Pennsylvania Avenue between the Post office and National Mall.

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:

January 2013

  • The 21st we will host the presidential inauguration, which is full of pomp, circumstance, and a parade!
  • The 25-27th will play host to the first Sugarloaf Crafts Festival of the year! Hit it up to get the perfect valentine gift for yourself or your loved one.
  • The Capital Wine festival will also be taking place from January 25th-March 26th. [DC.about.com]

February 2013

  • On the 9th‘ why not shell out $625 between you and your friends to participate in a stretch limo scavenger hunt?
  • Katsucon will be the 15th-17th.  It’s a personal favourite anime convention of mine.

March 2013

July 2013

August 2013

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

Being Social: The Weekend of 12.7.12

8 Dec

Happy Hanukkah!  There are quite a few events in the Washington, DC Area.  Also the National Christmas tree is now alight.  It’s in front of the Capitol building.

This weekend is the last Sugarloaf Craft festival before the holidays! If you have someone that you have no idea what to get for them, you’ll find something here.  If you know what you want to get and it has to do with crafts or jewelry, you’ll find it here too.  Check it out if you haven’t been – it’s full of so much awesome stuff.  Please pack cash.  Admission is $10 but tickets are $8 if you buy them online.

Via SixPackTech

Via SixPackTech

Prepare thy liver! Drinking is part of the holiday season.  To celebrate, the Black Squirrel in Adams Morgan is hosting the 12 beers of Christmas.  Try them all between noon and 3am on Friday and Saturday:

  • Bell’s Christmas Ale
  • Blue Mountain Barrel House Blitzen
  • Brasserie Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux
  • Breckenridge Christmas
  • Corsendonk Christmas
  • Delirium Noel
  • Goose Island Christmas Ale
  • Great Lakes Christmas Ale
  • Hoppin Frog Frosted Frog Christmas Ale
  • Port City Tidings
  • Southern Tier 2X Christmas
  • Troegs The Mad Elf [via WaPo]

Friday

All night

Aviator Beer Co., based in Fuquay-Varina, N.C., enters the D.C. drinking market tonight with a lineup of draughts at Meridian Pint. Among the brews are an oatmeal stout, a pair of winter warmers, an India pale ale and a red ale. [DCist]

wigwalk6pm – Midnight

Want to put your cosplay wig to good use? Tonight there will be a “Wig Walk” pub crawl in Adams Morgan.   This year all money raised will go to benefit the DC-based nonproft, Ayuda.  A wristband costs , but cover is waived for those in wigs!  Wristband to participate is $20. [PoP]

Via DiveInTampaBay

Via DiveInTampaBay

Saturday

2-9pm

Haven’t had enough booze yet? There’s another pub crawl on Saturday.  The DC Santa Crawl will be around Dupont Circle.  Revelers are encouraged to dress festively. Donate a toy for Toys for Tots, and you get a FREE beer on Santa’s tab!  Cover is $15. [PoP]

DC_Rollergirls_Logo

3-8pm

The DC Rollergirls will be at it again.  The Cherry Blossom Bombshells will take on the Majority Whips during the first .  In the second bout of the day, Scare Force One will face off against the DC DemonCats.  Admission is $12; bring your own chair. [PoP]

Sunday

Noon

To finish of this Decembeer weekend, why not celebrate the Rock Bottom Brewery’s 16th Anniversary with an Ale Tasting? Tastes are free but only last as long as there’s life in the keg.  [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.
  • ICE! – Christmas at the Gaylord National Resort is a crap-ton of themed, hand-sculpted ice. The theme is Dreamworks’ Shrek the Halls (/groan).  It has a slide and indoor “snow” storms and will run through January 6th.

Geek Look Ahead:

January 2013

  • January 3-6 will be Magfest, a small tabletop gaming convention gone mad with power! Seriously, they have awesome guests of honour.

February 2013

  • Katsucon will be the 15th-17th.  It’s a personal favourite anime convention of mine.

March 2013

July 2013

August 2013

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

Being Social: the Weekend of 4.27.12

27 Apr

This weekend, the number one event is definitely the USA Science & Engineering Festival!  It is “The nation’s largest celebration of science and engineering” and will feature leading science celebrities (MYTHBUSTERS AND BILL NYE!), hands-on activities, live performances, a book fair, a career pavilion and many special events. [dc.about.com]

And Bill Nye is speaking at my alma mater's commencement, too!

Saturday

It must be getting to be the busy time of year again.  Unless I am genuinely confused, there are three racey scavenger hunt things on Saturday.  One is the DC Challenge, the next is CitySolve Urban Race, and finally, there is Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Georgetown Scavenger Hunt. DC Challenge appears to be $50 to enter, and CitySolve is $60 and Watson is $22.50.  I think they give money to charity and you get free/cheap booze at the end, tho?  Eh, if you like trivia and running around with groups of people, give it a go. [Eventbrite & Metromix]

10am-4pm

There’s this thing called Maryland Day, hosted by the University of Maryland, which is kind of an open house, but also like a fair.  It lets folks use the climbing wall, play Quidditch, float in their giant neutral buoyancy tank, visit an insect zoo, and this year, meet Elmo’s creator.  There are also educational events. Admission and parking are free.  [theDistrict]

Ok, I admit I was a Pottergeek in college and might have played if this existed when I was still in school.

10am-5pm

Georgetown’s French Market will once again be up at Wisconsin Avenue between P Street and Reservoir Road. There will be sidewalk sales, live music, wine tasting, and more. [DCist]

Noon

It’s also time for the annual Sweetlife Food & Music Festival, put on by the restaurant sweetgreen. It will feature 18 different bands, headlined by Avicii, Kid Cudi, and The Shins, and also have food from 33 different restaurants and vendors, including Jose Andres, Momofuku Milk Bar, and the Shake Shack. Tickets are $75, $125 for VIP access. [theDistrict]

1pm

If you’re out near Annapolis, why not take in the annual Annapolis Cup?  Just like in the 30 years past, St. John’s College and the U.S. Naval Academy gather for a friendly (?) game of croquet in front of a  tweed-dressed crowd. The grounds open at 8 a.m. and the match begins at 1 p.m.  [WaPo]

I grew up on Croquet. Seriously.

1-4pm

Barracks Row is hosting its annual Taste of 8th, which features lots of tasty samples of local fare from 21 restaurants, music, and a chance to check out the improvement this area has undergone. Tickets are 5 tastes for $20.

2pm

If you feel like venturing out to McLean, VA, they’re having a children’s puppet show / poetry slam with the awesome name of “Haiku, HipHop and Hotdogs“, where can you see hotdogs that fly, an angry emu and dancing snowman. [WaPo]

3pm

The DC Rollergirls All-Stars will be playing in Sterling, as will the DC Capitol Offenders and NOVA Roller Derby. Please note, the event is BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair). Tickets are $12 at the door. [DCist]

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Ongoing Geekdom:

  • April is  an entire month of pre-gaming forDC Beer week in August. You can buy a button to get beer sales all month at 15 different pubs around DC. Sounds pretty awesome to me! [DCist]
  • Taste of 8th – Saturday, April 28 from 1-4 pm when 20 of our restaurants provide tasting samples in exchange for tickets. Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. All proceeds benefit Barracks Row Main Stree
  • Through May, the National Geographic Society will be hosting an exhibit that features all the stories they wrote that weren’t published!  See what most can’t, and learn about stuff like “Happy Hour at the Ochroma Tree.”.
  • Artisphere is exhibiting Elevator to the Moon: Retro-Future Visions of Space, which features contemporary artists’ works based on 20th century predictions of what the future of space travel would be.   There is also an opening reception on the 5th that could be neat. It runs through June 9.
  • The Freer and Sackler gallery will carry on the Awesome that was the Cherry Blossom festival, and features Hokusai: 36 Views of Mount Fuji!! I have to go. I tried seeing it at the British Museum, but it was travelling, and now’s my chance! Anyone want to go with me?  It’s open until June 17.
  • The Art of Video Games, which exhibits video games voted on by fans, is open at the American Art Museum through September 30th.  It starts with lectures by famous developers (many are sold out, though they will be livestreamed!), a GameFest, and video game movies like King of Kong.  If you haven’t seen it, go.  It’s so dorkfully win.

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Geek Look Ahead:

April
  • T-mode, an anime and gaming convention, will be April 20-22.
  • That 80’s Prom 5will be Sat, April 21st.  It’s pretty fun, and last year I saw a DeLorian!

May

  • Trucko De Mayo will be held on Saturday, May 5 from Noon through 9 p.m. on the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds (Lot 3). Featuring free admission, free parking, live music, two bars – and over 35 food trucks.
  • May 18-20 will host the World’s Greatest Steampunk World’s Fair  in Piscataway NJ! This looks pretty intense but fun.  I just don’t have a real Steampunk costume yet! T___T

June

  • Anime Mid-Atlantic is a bit further away, but it’s another big Anime Convention, if you’re in need of some geek time! June 15-17
  • Bronycon will be in NYC (actually the Meadowlands) June 30-July1. I’ll be there, cosplaying it up! Note me if you want to room share, cosplay with me, or just meet up!
July
  • Otakon July 27-29: Become by friend now and we can split a room in this Baltimore-based anime extravaganza!

August

September

October

November

  • NekoCon is November 2-4.  Apparently it starts on the 2th.  I love the Japanese.