Jun 22-24 Geekend: Let’s

Friday, June 22


Source: Indiewire

What: Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
When: All the times!
Where: All the places!
Metro: All the metros!
How Much: Probably about $12, unless you’re going for the 3d (which, why wouldn’t you) in which case, prob closer to $20
Pro Tips: Watch this. Then go watch it in a theater.


What: Fete de la Musique

For the past 30 years, June in France has been characterized by hundreds of amateur and professional musicians invading public spaces across the country to share their music. From jazz to electro, the Fête de la Musique has evolved past the point of local festival to become a nationwide tribute to all genres of music.

 dj wonderbread.jpg (960x641) Uploaded by Clément Lebel on 6/5/2012


In the spirit of this phenomenal celebration, the Alliance Française is hosting a D.C. Fête de la Musique for the fifth year in a row. For the first time, the festival will take place offsite in order to accommodate the increasing crowd. Malmaison, a pioneer in urban development in Georgetown offers a rough-around-the-edges locale that, mingled with the musical atmosphere, provides a unique arena for local musical talent to show off their skills to a limitless public.

The Lineup

This year’s playlist includes music from bands and individual performers, such as:

When: 6-11pm
Where: Malmaison, 3401 Water St NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Blue/Orange, Foggy Bottom
How Much: Free
Pro Tips: So technically the picture up there has more to do with Beat Refinery rather than Fete de la Musique, but it’s still true. So there you go. Head on over to the music event that supports youth superiority in music. Rage on, machine. Rage on.


What: Docs in Progress

Come join Docs In Progress staff, board, alumni, community partners, neighbors, and documentary filmmakers galore for our annual Summer Open House.  We hold this event every year during the Silverdocs Film Festival so that we can bring together the local and visiting documentary film community, as well as all our film afficionado friends.

Enjoy an evening with drinks, finger foods, and good conversation with other documentary filmmakers and film fans. We’ll be open between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm so you can come before or after a film.
When: 6-10pm
Where: Documentary House, 8700 First Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
Metro: Red, Silver Spring
How Much: Free
Pro Tips: If the numerous free films/tv and free concerts really don’t do it for you tonight, go check out this rare opportunity to get in the heads of documentary filmmakers.


Saturday, June 23


What: Global Meetup Day!

This event will be a huge BBQ/Field Day at Quincy Park (which we have rented). It is metro accessible.

There are *NO* alcoholic or illegal substances allowed at this event. Offenders will be beerboarded. For those 21+, we’ll be heading to a bar after the Meetup; Details below.

The event is potluck/donation based. You do not have to do either but it would be greatly appreciated to offset the high cost of this event. This is the third annual global meetup day. Last year we had around 350 people and it was a great success due to great people.

The organizers will be providing the necessary things upfront and collecting donations on the day of the event.

 Please bring food for at least 3 or 4 people.  There are a lot of people attending, and we want everyone to be able to eat.  If you can’t bring food due to other commitments, please consider contributing $$$ so the organizers can purchase supplies as needed.
When: 11am
Where: Quincy Park, 1201 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA
Metro: Orange, Virginia Square/GMU
How Much: Potluck, so sign up and take something to share.
Pro Tips: Don’t be that guy. Exactly.


What: Comic Book Chat
When: 6pm
Where: Bilbo Baggins, 208 Queen St, Alexandria, VA
Metro: Blue/Yellow, King Street
How Much: Free
Pro Tips: Umm, Bilbo Baggins is a restaurant and no one told me? You’re all fired. If you missed all the brouhaha this past Wednesday, go sit down with some comic book geeks to re-hash the Northstar wedding, the Before Watchmen prequels, who would win in a fight between Dani Moonstar (current Hela-powerful version) and Spiderman?



What: History of Invulnerability w/Geek Night Out

Behind every great superhero is a determined creator. Experience the playthat explores the story of Superman’s creation and the character’s relationship with his imaginitive creator, Jerry Siegel.

Group tickets have already been purchased, but individual tickets are available for half price at http://www.ticketplace.org.

Run time is two hours with one intermission.

We’ll plan on meeting outside Will Call at 7:30. (I’ll email details on how to find me closer to the date.)

When: 7:30-10:30pm
Where: Theater J, 1529 16th St NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Red, Dupont Circle
How Much$25 for 35 yrs old and younger
Pro Tips: Check the meetup site to see if you can score half-price tickets or some of the group priced tix.


What: Double Feature of His People and Amarilly of Clothesline Alley w/live score

In His People, shot on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the sons of a Russian immigrant pushcart peddler are causing huge problems for the family. Determined to become a lawyer, son Morris strives to conceal his true identity, while brother Sammy turns to prizefighting and then gets an Irish girlfriend. Max Dupont’s location cinematography adds piquant atmosphere, while period-style vocals and piano score, performed live, supply a 1920s milieu. (Edward Sloman, 1925, 16 mm, 93 minutes)

Amarilly of Clothesline Alley stars Mary Pickford as a down-to-earth Irish cigarette girl in love with the bartender at the Cyclone Café . . . until she gets a taste of the uptown life. (Marshall A. Neilan, 1918, 35 mm, 67 minutes)

When: 2:30pm
Where: East Building Concourse Auditorium, National Gallery of Art,
Metro: 4 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC
How Much: Blue/Orange, Smithsonian
Pro Tips: Beat the heat this afternoon with a fantastic double feature and live musicians scoring the piece as you watch!


What: The Art of Video Games exhibit with DC Gamers group
When: 4:30pm
Where: American Art Museum, 8th St NW and F St NW, Washington DC
Metro: Red, Chinatown/Gallery Place
How Much: Free
Pro Tips: Looks like there might be plans to do dinner and drinks as well. Step one: Meet up. Step two: See art. Step three: Stumble out of a bar at three in the morning attempting to sing that one song you built in Minecraft that one time.


Sunday, June 24


What: Board Games. At A Bar.
When: 2pm
Where: Mighty Pint, 1831 M St NW, Washington DC
Metro: Red, Farragut North
How Much: Free
Pro Tips:  As per usual, bring some games, get here early, and maybe order some tots? 😀


What: Afternoon of Beer and Bocce

Missed the first go-around? Come out on Sunday! As many of you know, I (Victoria) manage a bocce division of Major League Bocce. We’re doing registration for summer season so I’m out and about teaching everybody who will listen about bocce 🙂

Join us in Battery Park at 2 pm for an hour of bocce-playing.  Then we shall commence to Caddies on Cordell from 3 – 5 pm for…. well, drinking beer.  Which is also a sport, let’s be honest.

When: 2-5pm
Where: Battery Lane Park, 4912 Battery Lane, Bethesda, MD
Metro: Red, Bethesda
How Much: Free
Pro Tips: Learn how to play! From a pro! Also, I would suggest pre-graming for the event. No, well, okay. Not really. Maybe some really classy zinfandel instead?


Source: Esgee Musings

What: Scif/Fantasy Book Club Discussion – Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke

Please join us as we discuss Childhood’s End by Sir Arthur C. Clarke, nominated for the Retro Hugo Award in 2004. Clarke was one of the greatest science fiction writers in history, and recipient of Hugo, Nebula, BSFA, Campbell, and Locus awards, in addition to being a prolific inventor, futurist, and science writer. Please keep your RSVP updated and accurate!* Space is limited for this event. If it fills up, please add yourself to the waiting list if interested. Please note that this is our smaller morning session (our afternoon session can be found here). Additionally, there will not be an automatic reminder e-mail for this event, so please add it to your calendar, if attending. If enough space opens up in the afternoon session, or if there isn’t sufficient interest for our morning session, we may consolidate both sessions into the afternoon timeslot.

When: 10 am-12:30pm
Where: Sign up to find out
Metro: Nope
How Much: Free
Pro Tips:   Only one spot left, but message the host and see if you can join in, if you’re really invested in this book.

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