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Being Social: the Weekend of 8.10.12

10 Aug

While it’s not local, it’s time for the second Geekgirlcon will be in Seattle, WA! For those attending, I want a con report from you!

If you’ve been following me on twitter, you’ve read that I have been sick this week, so I won’t be going out. I’ll throw out a few suggestions for you healthy folk, though:

Friday

until 11pm

Truckeroo is back at the Fairgrounds near the Navy Yard / Ballpark. As usual, there are tons of food trucks, booze, music, etc.

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.  The weekly ‘marathon’ started from the beginning of the new series. This week is The End of the World. It’s free, and at the ‘Backstage’ venue.

Saturday

Mystery Day!

Sunday

Forget the Olympics.  Why not try the Ale-lympics instead? With a few flights of beers to taste and test for supremacy, this event at the Paradiso chains sounds pretty epic to me.  [WaPo]

Along those lines, it is also DC BEER WEEK! ❤  With tons of specials, rare casks being tapped, and food/beer pairings out there, you should definitely check at least one event out. :3  The events can be found at City Paper.

Monday

Harry & the Potters is back at the Black Cat, this time with Potter Puppet Pals!!! While Harry Potter is so last decade, I’m tempted to go just for the puppets. ❤ Tickets are $15.

This week is also the Maryland Sales Tax holiday, from the 12th-18th. You can save 5% on purchases of school supplies costing $20 or less per item, or clothing and footwear priced at $100 or less.

Time is almost up! Make sure you have reservations in for:

August 15th-21st

August 17–26

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Ongoing Geekdom:

  • Iwo Jima Sunset Parades are Tuesdays until August 14th, from 7-8pm.
  • The National Gallery of Art has once more begun its ‘Jazz in the Garden’ series.  This has jazz bands that play in the Sculpture Gardens and is quite the relaxing and entertaining affair.  Check it out if you get a chance!  It will be held every Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:30, through August 31st.
  • 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:

August

  • Right Round 80’s dance party August 18th at Black Cat.
  • Funky Fresh Foodie Fest is an amped up Truckeroo to be held August 25th. Tix are $60, which seems a bit steep to me.
  • Eighties Mayhem dance party August 25th at Black Cat.

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: the Weekend of 7.13.12

13 Jul

Another weekend nears!  Tonight, Truckeroo will again be serving awesome food until 11pm, and have live music and games at the Navy Yard Metro (Half and M Street SE).

And for us this weekend, the controversial Capital Fringe Festival will begin!  It runs July 12-29. This annual performing arts festival will feature more than 140 unique performances in 20 venues around Washington, DC. [DC.about.com]

Want something else fringe? On Saturday night, there’s one of those crazy sushi tastings where you eat it off a ‘model’.  Apparently that art is called Nyotaimori. 18+ [wusa9]

Another event this weekend is the celebration of French Independence!  Of note is the Bastille Day Gala Celebration at the French Embassy – a grand French feast of music, art, cuisine wine and dance! Of course, tix are $100+ so you might want to just wear your whites and go to one of many French restaurants in the DC/Georgetown area.  For example, on Saturday at Paul’s Pennsylvasian Ave location, they will be having a Bastille Day Baguette Relay Race.  Entrants are asked to pre-register. [TheDistrict]

At L’enfant café and grill, they will also host a Bastille Day street party & French Maid relay.  Tickets are $5

Also on Saturday from 7-11pm, Adult Recess at the National Harbor will host 80’s to 90’s music, have booze, and have games like Monopoly, Twister, Connect Four, Battleship, Uno, Chutes And Ladders, Nintendo Wii, And Many More.  Tickets are $10.  Rooms are $99 if you want to imbibe safely.

The DC Rollergirls will be having another derby on Sunday at 3pm, which is sadly their final home bout of the summer. Be sure to bring your own chair. Tickets are $12. [DCist]

Belgian waffles count, right?

Finally, Belgian restaurant week has begun, and there are many neat activities and cheaper beer deals to be found.  A good guide is at huffingtonpost.

And as we’re heading into the next wave of restaurant weeks, heads up, foodies! Make your reservations now for:

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Ongoing Geekdom:

  • Iwo Jima Sunset Parades are Tuesdays until August 14th, from 7-8pm.
  • The National Gallery of Art has once more begun its ‘Jazz in the Garden’ series.  This has jazz bands that play in the Sculpture Gardens and is quite the relaxing and entertaining affair.  Check it out if you get a chance!  It will be held every Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:30, through August 31st.
  • 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:

July

  • Otakon July 27-29: Become by friend now and we can split a room in this Baltimore-based anime extravaganza!

August

September

October

  • Taste of DC‘s main event will be on Pennsylvania Ave on October 6-8.

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!

Being Social: the Weekend of 5.10.12

11 May

Over the weekend, the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be taking place.  Also to do:

Friday

11am-11pm

Truckeroo returns to the Navy Yard, and will have a ton of tasty trucks serving up their goods.  It’s easier than tracking your favourite one down at lunchtime!

930pm

Right Round, an 80’s dance party, is back at the Black Cat! Tickets are $7. [WaPo]

Saturday

(Photo by Jen Zoon/Smithsonian’s National Zoo)

Baby otters at the National Zoo! [DCist]

1-9pm

The Bethesda Spring Bar Tour is being led by Lindy Promotions. If you’re interested, tickets are only $9.

6pm

It’s time for another Nerd Nite DC! This month’s topics are: awesome organic chemistry , good germs , and photosynthetic vertebrates!  As always, it’ll be at DC9, and tickets are $10.

Sunday

It’s Mother’s Day, so visit or call your mom if she’s still with the living. I def will be! [dc.about.com]

3-9pm
Dance in the Circle (Dupont) is also going on! “The new dance festival will feature a variety of performances by local dance groups and dance instruction on a parquet floor.” And it’s free! [dc.about.com]

This Week

If you want to crash a party this coming week, go to the GI Film Festival in Arlington.  Big names will be at the kick-off party, and it will also be the premiere of the ‘anticipated’ film, Battleship!

This week is also DC Yoga Week, where there are free or $5 yoga class this week at one of DC’s yoga studios. I just started doing yoga… I find it a little too trendy, but then I can pull out my hipster card and say I practiced yoga in High School. Huzzah! [dc.about.com]

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Ongoing Geekdom:

  • Until May 19, Passport DC, a massive group of DC Embassy open houses, will also be going on.  It hosts  lots of food, music, cultural performances, lectures and exhibits inside the usually locked embassies of DC. [DC.about.com]
  • 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:

May

  • 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! Time to get working…
  • May 21 is what could be an epic or awesome foodie event – the Lamb Jam at Eastern Market.  In past experience, sometimes there isn’t enough food to go around, and far too many people…. ><
  • At Baltimore on Memorial Day weekend is Balticon 46, The Maryland Regional Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. It’s ancient, and awesome and has guests of honour.

June

  • June 8-10 will have AnimeNext in New Jersey
  • 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!
  • June 30 will also play host to Bit Gen Gamer Fest 7 in Baltimore, a video game music concert festival.  If I weren’t going to Bronycon, this sounds pretty awesome.
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.

Being Social: the Weekend of 09.30.11

30 Sep

October is upon us! Be sure to wear layers if you go out this weekend: it’s meant to be chilly!  Warm up at any Oktoberfest celebration you choose (more here), and/or attend some of the below events:

Friday

11am-11pm
In a continuing tradition, Truckeroo will again be held at the Navy Yard.  Expect a ton of good food, live music and beer.  Free admission!

7-10pm
Urban Evolutiion is hosting another Sasuke (Ninja Warrior) themed nights.  $25 will let you join in the parkour event madness.
730pm
At Kings Dominion, there will be an attempt to break the world record of ‘Largest Gathering of Vampires’.  It’s a bit early for Hallowe’en, but I won’t complain!  Costumes required, and have to follow strict wardrobe guidelines, but they also provide a discount admission of $19.99.
8pm-3am
Get ready for Naughty School Girl Night at Town Tavern in Adams Morgan! This is their third year of hosting such a saucy event, and it shows so signs of  stopping! Plus there’s an open bar for $10 from 10-11pm if you dress up.  Too bad I already have plans!

Saturday
10am-5pm
Crafty Bastards is being held in Adams Morgan. This is a giant bazaar/festival of crafts and shinies. Bring cash. Lots of cash.  Also the DC ‘state’ fair will be held in conjunction with this event, as Hurricane Irene caused them to delay their festivities.
12-5pm
The Royal Thai Embassy in Georgetown is hosting a free Thai Village Experience.  There will be THAI MASSAGES AND FOOD, as well as music and cultural exhibits. (via The District)
11am-4pm
The Taste of Bethesda will provide even more great deals on awesome food. Tickets are sold in bundles for $5 and are used in various quantities to try said food.
 
6pm
OMG MADDEN12 TOURNAMENT! The Town Tavern is full of awesome this weekend, isn’t it? First schoolgirls, now geek football games? FTW, I say! (via Metromix)
Sunday
10am-5pm
Takoma Park is having a street festival, but it will have to square off with the next entry:
11am-7pm
The Turkish Festival returns to DC, proffering more food, music, vendors and cultural exhibits. 
4pm
Michael Moore will be at comes to Sixth and I Historic Synagogue (600 I Street NW) to discuss his book Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life.  Tickets
are $12 each, or buy the book for $27 and receive two free tickets.
(via DCist)

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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