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Orionids Tonight, GIANT Science Festival Tomorrow

Sooo…haven’t posted in a while…I can see you’re upset. Here, let me help you:

(1) Peak of the Orionids Meteor Show tonight (LIES — it was last night at 11pm, but it should still be great tonight).  So grab your chums and a few blankets, then just drive till the city is a tiny smudge of light pollution in your rear view mirror. When you hit an empty, deserted corn field, you’ve made it. Lie your tired head down and enjoy some science (it works, bitches). Here’s a great article where you can learn more.


(2) Wiggawhaaaa? This weekend is the first ever National Science and Engineering Festival on the mall (in DC — it’;ll be off the 1300 block)!

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “This is way to good to be true.”

FALSE!  Go to this site and Obama will explain why it’s not only true, but awesome.

US Science & Engineering Festival: Saturday 10/23/10 and Sunday 10/24/19, from 10am to 530am (both days), just off the 1300 block on the Mall.


This Saturday: Rock Out Ladies.

Girl, were you born to rock?

Yeah. Me too.

So let’s head to the 9:30 club this Saturday (!!daytime!!) to hear these chicks rock it. Noon:30 will be there, so you know you want to be too.


David Wax Museum in DC this Sunday!

So, this band rocks. Not only do they have a great bluegrass sound, but man what an awesome attitude. They love their fans. And they have a DC house circuit where they play free/donation shows — and a couple are happening this very Sunday!

Sunday, August 8th, 2010:**

430pm @ 1732 Kenyon St NW (Mt. Pleasant)

8pm @ 3529 13th St NW

Never heard them? Perfect! Come listen! You can start by listening to them on NPR here, or visit their MySpace site. They played that the 2010 Newport Folk Festival with the likes of Andrew Bird and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. They killed it. So come with me Sunday and listen to some awesome tunes!

David Wax Museum

**They liiike you to RSVP to if possible, so they can get some sort of head count.


Nerdy-nite extravaganza

Nerd Nite DC is having a special event! Not sure if I’m going to go because I like free things, however… I do also like beer… and lectures, especially if they’re on beer… hm…. tough call.

Regardless, this doesn’t restrain me from givin you the info.

Date: August 20th, 2010

Where: Rock & Roll Hotel (1353 H Street, NE, Washington, DC)

Nerd Nite DC & Washington City Paper present

a D.C. Beer Week Kickoff Event

Including craft beers and music pairings.
Featuring Beer Director Greg Engert of ChurchKey, Founder & Brewer Brian Strumke of Stillwater Artisanal Ales, Tracy Jill Doty from the NIH, New Rock Church of Fire and many more.

6:00 doors / 6:30 pm – The History, Artistry, and Science of Beer
presentations, band, and of course…beer

10:00pm – Rock and Barley
concert with especially tailored music & craft beer pairings

Tickets are $10 for either event or $16 for both

Find this event on Facebook, here.


Noon:30 at UHall this Wednesday

Believe it! This is going to ROCK. Epic beats, epic sound system. Let’s boogie — this Wednesday at U Street Music Hall. You can find out more about Noon:30 on their myspace page or their Facebook page. Listen up! and prepare those pants!


‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s Tiny Desk Concert on NPR

I shit you not. Did a double take myself. Check it out here.

Man, it’s been a long time since Eat it.

Speaking of which… This Friday is all Michael Jackson all night long! Starting at U Street Music Hall, there’s a Michael Jackson tribute happy hour (5pm to 10pm) with an absolutely stellar array of DJs. Theeen hop over to the dance party benefit at Dhalak for more Michael Jackson and only Michael Jackson (10pm to 3am). All money raised will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.



a weekend in the district. 6/11 – 6/13/10

Lots ta do, lots ta see in this city of bustle and hustle! Here are a few tasters:

Friday, June 11th

The Room at AFI (Tommy Wiseau’s even supposed to be there!). Check out this article/interview/trailers from Express Night Out. What brilliant madness. (Oh, FYI, it’s playing June 11th through 13th, according to Express.)

DC Digital Capital Week Kickoff Party at Blagden Alley (9pm to 3am)! From the Pinkline Project, a party that is sure to please. In fact, man, there is just so much goin on at this shindig (for one thing, my friend Chris Nitti is DJing — he’s baller), so much talent, that I’m just wondering where they’re going to fit everyone… But if they manage it, daaamn! Anyways, entry is $20 (and they highly recommend you get advanced tickets), but they say that includes free beer. Click on the link above for more information and to purchase tickets to this sweet event.

Saturday, June 12th

DIGITAL LOVE with Chris Nitti, Ratt Moze and ZAKEE at Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar on H Street (details on the Facebook page)

We’re bringing Digital Love to Little Miss Whiskey’s. Expect strong drinks, a thumping soundsystem and killer vibe all night.

Very excited to have ZAKEE down from Philly. If you’ve yet to experience Ku Ku Bass – his original blend of dub, afro-beat, hip hop, punk and world music – then get on it. This is an international artist spinning in your backyard…for free.

Another Nerd Nite at DC9 (6-930pm): “glowing fish, financial meltdowns and some smart apes.” I recommend getting advanced tickets because they always sell out (unless you’re cool with sitting downstairs and watching the talks on their TVs). Go to the site linked above (their facebook page) to read about the talks, purchase advanced tickets, and get the general deets.

Sunday, June 13th

Sunday Cookout Jamboree at the Cherch! The Cherch (1616 New Jersey Ave NW), a wicked house venue, is having a cookout/show this Sunday evening that’s going to be excellent. Cookout starts at 4pm (bring things to grill and/or drink!), then music will start promptly at 5pm and go till 9pm. Four bands will be playing in total, two from Maryland and two from North Carolina. For more details and to check out the bands, go to the Facebook page! DO IT.

I’m sure there’s more, but that’s what I’ve got at the moment (or am able to remember from emails). Damn, I wish there were some good science lectures I could get my hands on… Life can’t be too perfect can it? Anyways, have a good weekend!

P.S. Know of something awesome happening in DC that you want to share? Post it in the comments or email me at I’ll be sure to advertise!


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