Welcome to the Geekend: Early Edition

Thursday

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DC Science Art Rendezvous (DASER)

What: A monthly discussion forum on art and science projects in the region, hosted by the National Academy of Science. This month is Plant Evolutionary Genetics and Women’s Studies art
Where: Keck Center, Room 100
500 Fifth St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown and Judiciary Place, Red Line
When:5:30-8:30pm
How Much: Free but need to register
Pro Tip: For a taste of the amazing science and art going on all around you, and to meet others interested in the intersection of the two, you could do worse. Get ready for some high-falutin’ academics!

3rd Thursday Board Games at Labyrinth

What: Monthly free-for-all board game night at the most happening board game store in the DC area. Beginners and BSG co-op players welcome alike.
Where:  Labyrinth Games
Metro: Eastern Market, Blue/Orange
When: 6-9pm
How Much: Free
Pro Tip: Get ready to meet a cool bunch of people and play a whole bunch of games for free! There’re are restaurants around every corner, and you’re free to bring food into the back so bring your hunger for great Thai and hunger to win!

Tangshan Shadow Puppet Theater presented by the Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage

What: Traditional Chinese myths performed shadow puppet style for your amusement.
Where: Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage
Metro: Foggy Bottom, Orange/Blue Line then take the free Kennedy Center shuttle
When: 6pm
How Much:  Free
Pro Tip:  If you don’t know about the Millenium Stage performances yet, it’s time to get up off your butt and get educated. The Kennedy Center has a free series of performances at 6pm EVERY DAY throughout the year. Sometimes it’s local youth groups and sometimes it’s OK GO or Mary J. Blige.  Whichever it is, this is one of my favorite things about DC.

Climate Catan

What: Learn how to play the newest version of Settlers of Catan from the game designers, and find out how to avert the disaster that is climate change, in the form of a board game. Life lessons all around.
WhereKoshland Science Museum
525 E Street, NW Entrance is at the corner of 6th & E, NW
Washington, DC, 20001
Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown and Judiciary Square, Red Line
When: 6:30pm-8:30pm
How Much: $5 ($3 for students)
Pro Tip: “Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. For tickets, contact the Koshland Science Museum at (202) 334-1201 or ksm@nas.edu. ”

 

Friday

 

Source: Hark, A Vagrant

Radiation: A Play about Marie Curie

What: The fascinating life and times of two time Nobel Prize winner, Marie Curie, everyone’s favorite lady scientist. When you’re as badass as Marie, of course someone will write a play and title it after the method of your death.
WhereLa Maison Française, Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington DC, 20007
Metro: Dupont Circle, Red Line then take an H bus over to around the Georgetown Hospital area
When: 7pm-9pm
How Much: $20 ($10 for students). Buy tickets at www.InstantSeats.com
Pro Tip:  It’s performed in Polish with English subtitles. Nerdy enough for ya?

DC Shorts Film Festival

What: Are you a fan of cultural canapes? Theatrical tapas? You do realize I’m not talking food here, right? Get ready for a taste of everything film with this DC festival.
Where: Atlas Performing Arts Center and US Navy Memorial Burke Theater
Metro: Archives, Orange/Blue
When: 7pm and 9pm
How Much: $15
Pro Tip: The DC Shorts Film Festival has been going on all week, and this weekend is your last chance to catch the 2011 version. This is a good one for getting a taste for the DC film industry/scene. Of course, its a bit of a crap shoot but if its really that bad, at least it’ll be over soon. 😀

 

Saturday

 

 

The Room w/director Tommy Wiseau

What: Viewing of the crazy cult movie, The Room, with director/actor/human being Tommy Wiseau in the room
Where: AFI Silver
Metro: Silver Spring
When: 10:30pm – 12am
How Much: $15
Pro Tip: Now you can find out if Tommy Wiseau meant to make this a comedy, or if everyone just assumed it was, and he went along with it. You can also pay about five times more to see a live theater version of the movie, with added scenes and a twist ending. Of course, you’ll want to be five times as drunk to cheer them on properly.  Good thing there’s a liquor store down the street.

H Street Festival

What: A festival celebrating all that is hip and hipster about the city’s newest playground.
WhereH Street, between 8th & 14th Streets NE, Washington, DC
Metro: Union Station, Red Line then take the X2 bus
When: 12pm-6pm
How Much: Free
Pro Tip: There’ll be arts, crafts, foods, and live performance stages headed by the Rock n’Roll Hotel. Also, don’t forget to check out Toki Underground (if he’s there, ask DJ Smudge what his fave comic book is) and Dangerously Delicious Pies for some nom nommy goodness.

Capture the Flag

What: The most epic game you will ever play in your life. And no, that is not hyperbole. You ready?
Where: Fort Reno Park, Chesapeake Street and Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington,DC
Metro: Tenleytown, Red Line
When: 6pm-9pm
How Much: Free
Pro Tip: Bring water for the game and beer money for the winners.

 

Sunday

 

Source: Let Us Read and Let Us Dance

 

Fall for the Book Festival

What: A literary festival that brings quite a few authors in various genres together to have a good ole bookwormy time.
Where: Mostly on the George Mason University campus in Fairfax, VA
Metro: Steal someone’s car.
When: 9/18-9/23
How Much: Free
Pro Tip: Big names are Stephen King and Amy Tan. Also, T.A. Barron, if you were an Arthurian legend freak when aged 10 or so. Anyways, even if you’re barely literate, show up and see how much more literate you can get while surrounded by oodles and oodleplexes of books.  If you are a bookworm, go ahead and bring your entire Dark Tower series. On the off chance Stephen King isn’t too busy signing everyone else’s entire Dark Tower series.

 

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2 Responses to Welcome to the Geekend: Early Edition

  1. Scooter says:

    To your other cities geek list, you may want to add http://www.nerdyorkcity.com

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