Since St. Paddy’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, the pubs will be packed even earlier than normal. Getting to pubs even earlier to avoid cover fees and long lines will definitely make your day less hectic.
“A number of pubs are expecting long lines to start forming between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., or, as the manager at O’Faolain’s put it, ‘right after mass,’” Ftriz Hahn wrote for the Washington Post.
Some of the pubs that Hahn recommends aren’t too far from Georgetown. 51st State, located in Foggy Bottom, offers $3 green beers, $4 baby Guinness shooters, and $5 pints of Guinness at specified times. At James Hoban’s in DuPont, the festivities begin at 8 a.m. with “Kegs and Eggs,” and live music with traditional Irish food begin at noon (no cover charge).
Groove Theory: One Move, One Groove- Gaston Hall, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Polk Street- Walsh Building Black Box Theatre- Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Voice Review.
Improv Show- Leavey Center Bulldog Alley, Saturday, 9 p.m.
Vox presents the revamped Remix Your Weekend, an end-of-week events listing for Georgetown and the greater District. See full listings after the jump. This week, Vox‘s featured event is the Ai Weiwei Film Marathon at the Hirshhorn Museum.
Featured Event: Ai Weiwei Film Marathon
The Hirshhorn Museum is screening four films by Ai Weiei, a contemporary Chinese artists and activist, on Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The screening is being held at the same time as two exhibitions of his artwork: Ai Weiwei: According to What? and Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads.
The films include So Sorry (2011), Without Fear or Favor (2010), Fairytale (2007), and Disturbing the Peace (2009). So Sorry touches on the issue of poor construction that caused the deaths of thousands of children during a 2008 earthquake. Disturbing the Peace looks into the lack of justice in the trial of a Chinese civil rights advocate who investigated the causes of this poor building. Without Fear or Favor looks into the the artist’s career, and Fairytale documents Ai Weiwei’s inviting 1,001 Chinese citizens to view his art in Germany.
What has drawn significant attention to the car show is the presentation of new green car technology. The Washington Postreports that, although D.C. has a significantly above average number of hybrid cars, green automobile innovation has yet to receive the level of support which would make it more viable.
Event hosts hope that the show will bring more attention to already existing green technology and the future possibilities.
Nissan, for example, announced plans to build 500 “fast-chargers” in D.C. within the next 18 months.
Vox presents the revamped Remix Your Weekend, an end-of-week events listing for Georgetown and the greater District. See full listings after the jump. This week, Vox‘s featured event is D.C Meat Week. Going forward, sporting events will also be listed.
Featured Event: D.C. Meat Week 2013 “Eat Meat. Repeat” is the slogan of this week-long nationwide event that features seven different barbecue restaurants in eight nights, from Jan. 27 through Feb. 3.
This weekend’s events include BBQ Food Truck Face-Off, a new addition to D.C. Meat Week, in which four trucks cook two meats and two sides that vary from truck to truck. For $49, attendees will receive a “passport” that allows them to try all the dishes in addition to three PBRs.
While Saturday night’s event at Kangaroo Boxing Club is sold out, meat-lovers can still get some BBQ at Mr. P’s Ribs and Fish on the last day of the event. Fate Pittman (Mr. P) has owned the food truck since 1972 and enjoys the extra customers Meat Week brings.
“I just bought a little bit of extra meat,” he told the Vox in an interview. “I think it’s nice … My business is a lot better.”
For any newcomers planning to venture out to any of these events, the coordinators even created a Guide to Meat Week traditions.
Vegetarians and vegans don’t have to miss out on the fun. The Meat Week webpage says some sides are vegetarian. You veggie lovers can also look forward to Veg Week (Apr. 22 – 28).
Vox presents the revamped Remix Your Weekend, an end-of-week events listing for Georgetown and the greater District. Going forward, Vox will also have event previews and more extensive events listings.
Alt-J, who just released their first album An Awesome Wave made major waves (pun intended), recently dropped a single, “Buffalo,” and it sounds exactly the same as their other stuff…which is great. Dungeonesse is a new dance-pop group from the curiously named record labelSecretly Canadian, with echoes of soul and disco. Definitely groove-worthy.
Scattered Trees has created a nearly perfect pop song with “Four Days Straight.” It will probably (definitely) get stuck in your head, so be warned. On the more serious side, Listener provides a beautiful, angst-laced spoken-word-folk song called “Wooden Heart.” It gives me shivers every time I hear it.
It’s getting chilly outside, so start dancing to keep yourself warm! Start by checking out Angel Haze, a young hip-hop artist from New York that has a flow better than most anyone rapping today. Move on to Dizaraeli and the Small Gods, who are pioneering a new genre called “folk hip-hop,” which takes influences from British rap and Gypsy punk and makes them into something even more awesome. If you’re a Girls fan, check out their ex-lead singer Chris Owens’ new solo project, which continues exactly where Girls left off; country-tinged indie. Scrubious Pig also remixes a Grimes song in No Nimbus—definitely worth taking a listen.
Ever wondered what Samuel L. Jackson sounds like… remixed? Thanks to Australian producer Pogo, now you know! Famous for his reworks of Disney classics, Pogo took on Pulp Fiction this summer. Its good enough that even if you haven’t seen the movie its listenable. Compton hailing independent rapper Kendrick Lamar, set to drop his second studio album on October 22, let loose a single, “Backstreet Freestyle”… and it’s a banger.
Remix Your Weekend is Vox’s age-old feature on newly released songs and upcoming concerts in the D.C. area. From now on, this feature will be brought to you each week by a different writer from WGTB’s blogThe Rotation.
October means pumpkins, sweaters, and… midterms. Whether you are cramming formulas and theories into your head or cramming beers down your throat to blow off steam, throw on the playlist of the week and life just might be a little more tolerable.
Deadmau5 has a new song about the possibility of being served coffee (something that should excite us all!) and Detroit’s Danny Brown has collaborated with Purity Ring to produce a remix worthy of a study break.
Get into the Homecoming spirit with the Mr. Georgetown Pageant at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm) in Gaston Hall. There will be performances by GU Bindaas, Tate Tucker, and the Phantoms. Come and watch the gentlemen of the graduating class battle it out for the crown. Tickets will be sold at $10 in advance and $13 at the door.
La Maison Française is hosting their 5th annual Euro Night. For all the Francophiles and Europe-lovers out there, make your way down to the French Embassy at 4101 Reservoir Rd Washington, DC for a night of European culture, food and live music and dancing.
If you’re into the modern art scene, the Metamorphosis I Exhibition will be opening tonight at Dumbarton House, 2715 Q Street NW Washington, DC. Re-worked pieces from the Dumbarton House collection will be featured; include metalwork created by artists from across the United States. The event is free for students with ID.