A showcase of this week's finest geek and geek related activities for the week. Mark your calendars.
|From geeky kids to geeky parents...|
Sorry, I lost my train of thought because of the ears
- For Parents - Science + You Exhibit - Washington, DC - Now through August 5
- I don't put up a lot of stuff for young kids, but this exhibit looks way too cool to pass by. The exhibit has kid-proofed lab equipment for ages 3 to 8. They also have a schedule of interactive experiments. Getting a five year old interested in comic books is probably easier than getting them excited about chemistry, so I have to applaud the Kohl Children's Museum for finding a way to make a childproof centrifuge.
- Beer - Sierra Nevada Takeover at Churchkey - Washington, DC - 4:00 PM
- Tonight! If you like Sierra Nevada, Churchkey is going to have 50 taps and 5 casks of different varieties of Sierra Nevada. Even with my love of beer, I had no idea there were that many types of Sierra Nevada. Having all those varieties in one place will set new record for the brewery. As CKDC's site points out, the event has no cover charge, making it even tastier.
- Board Gaming - Settlers of Catan: Oil Springs - Washington, DC - 6:30PM
- We all know how much you love Settlers of Catan. So, for ten dollars, you could head over to the Koshland Science Museum and try out a new scenario with new rules, new resources, and more. Here's the catch: the event is limited to 60 attendees, so I'd strongly recommend grabbing advanced tickets from Eventbrite.
- Beer - Cigar City and Swamp Head at Black Squirrel - Washington, DC - 5:00PM
- Now, that event name may sound like a redneck's wet dream, but I assure you this will be more than that. Yes, you'll be able to try beers that are otherwise unavailable in the DC area. And beyond the twenty tap lines of rare Floridian beers, there will be the barleywine collaboration of both breweries. But more importantly, there will be a Q&A with professional brewers afterwards that Black Squirrel encourages homebrewers to sit in on.
- Burlesque - Promotion for the Fierce Burlesque Tour - Washington, DC - 8:30PM
- Although Red Palace has a great week of events, from Thursday's BBQ to Friday's Dreamscape, I especially wanted to mention Fierce. Fierce is scheduled for 2013 and will be the first international queer burlesque tour. The site welcomes attendees who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, or intersex, and their allies. The promotional tour will go all over the eastern half of the US, performing both burlesque and non-burlesque shows.
- Burning Man - Burning Man for Beginners at Artomatic - Crystal City, VA - 7:00PM
- I was perusing Artomatic's extensive events list and noticed a class on those too intimidated to jump into Burning Man without a guide. I think that's a brilliant idea. Honestly, beyond a casual knowledge of the event, Burning Man wasn't even on my radar until I saw Oh the Places You'll Go at Burning Man (which I've now watched dozens of times). The discussion will also include more local burner events like Playa Del Fuego and Transformus.
|See? No one told me there was awesome quirky stuff like this|
at Burning Man. (via William Neuheisel)
- Aliens - Prometheus Opening Night - Theaters Everywhere - Friday
- So, it seems that at least a few different groups have meetups for Prometheus. While this is [sarcasm] totally not an Aliens prequel [/sarcasm], this week is probably a good time to review the other movies, you know, for science. Or, for those of you like myself who had the misfortune of being introduced to the Alien franchise by AVP, it's a good time to give them another chance. (Alternatively, you can watch a British kid in a mullet calmly elaborate upon his deep disappointment AVP after his bitchin' heavy metal introduction).
- Music - Jonathan Coulton at the Birchmere (sold out) - Alexandria, VA - 7:30PM
- Yup, I said "sold out." No, oh god, please, please don't cry. It's going to be ok. Just keep an eye on the event's StubHub page throughout the week. Maybe another geek will get the flu or something and sell you theirs. Alright, I don't even believe that lie. So, you could head over to JoCo's site and debate how far you'd be willing to drive for his dulcet geeky tones. Or if you're looking for something Ridley-Scott-free to do with your Friday night, it's not geeky, but 9:30 has the Queen Extravaganza.
- Brace Yourself - GoT Regional Tournament at Labyrinth Games - Washington, DC - 11:00AM
- I am now aware of the Game of Thrones CCG and its amazing art. I'm not a huge CCG fan, so I'll leave this here for those of you who are interested, "The Joust will include four 50-minute preliminary rounds of Swiss pairings, with cut to top eight for quarter-finals. The finals rounds will be untimed, but will be checked for delay of game to ensure we are finished by the time the store must close."
Did we miss something? If you have an event you’d like to promote that isn’t on this list, leave a comment or email us. Other weekly reoccurring events are listed on our website (such as Rocky, CCG tournaments, crazy themed happy hours). For more information, check out the calendars at DC Geeks.