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Vox presents the revamped Remix Your Weekend, an end-of-week events listing for Georgetown and the greater District.
FEATURED EVENT: St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in D.C.
Considering parties in Georgetown are likely to get shutdown this weekend thanks to sensitive neighbors and an even more sensitive administration, here are a few things to do around D.C. that SNAP can’t yell at you for.
Until such festivities begin, you can head over to the St. Patrick’s Day parade on Constitution Avenue at 12 p.m.
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.
- Norwuz: A Persian New Year Celebration- Freer Gallery of Art, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., free
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St. Patrick’s Day Weekend is upon us, and considering this holiday is Christmas for day drinkers, there’s no reason to be stuck on campus all day. So without further ado, this is Vox’s perfect St. Patty’s weekend itinerary.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is hosting Gamefest!, a three day celebration of the art of video games. And on Friday night, you can see Jeff Bridges before he was the Dude in an 8:30 p.m. screening of Tron. Check out a schedule of panel discussions and signings here.
Celebrate St. Patty’s Day Eve at The Chieftains concert at the Kennedy Center. The 8 p.m. concert will, unfortunately, not be giving out free Guinness.
Georgetown’s musical talent from The Guild of Bands will be performing in Rock Against Cancer at Bulldog Alley from 6 to 9 p.m. All proceeds go to the on-campus Lombardi Cancer Center.
Go to McNeir Hall for the GU Children’s Theater’s terrifying performance of The Wolves in the Walls. I don’t think I can summon the guts to make this show, especially considering my greatest fear as a child was that there were wolves in the walls.
Want to get drunk before the sun rises? At 7 a.m., Fado Irish Pub in Chinatown starts Paddython 2012. Events include a screening of the Six Nations rugby tournament (England and Ireland play each other at 1 p.m.) This is where you’ll find the true-blue St. Patty’s Day fans, although I’m not sure I want to know who they are.
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Judging by the regular appearances that “public indecency” charges make in our monthly crime maps, when nature calls to intoxicated Georgetown students, intoxicated Georgetown students will opt to answer the call out in nature.
And normally, that probably works out for them. But St. Patrick’s Day is not just any debauched night in Georgetown. Even though everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, not everyone will be drinking. Revelers, you’ll have to be extra careful about where you choose to erin go bragh—because passersby you may think are coming from parties could just as easily be coming from Lau.
Luckily, some male Voice staffers have opted to make a list of places on campus that provide the most amount of cover for students needing to relieve themselves:
- The parking lot behind Tombs and Wisey’s — The classic squat spot. Sheltered, an abundance of dumpsters and walls to choose from, and not a place that’s likely to be trafficked by DPS. On the other hand, in some areas, it’s pretty well lit.
- Behind White Gravenor — Although it’s pretty out in the open, the area behind WGR is poorly-lit for the most part, and on the way to and from areas on campus where you’re likely to be drinking.
- Village B trash area — Like the dumpsters behind White Gravenor, the Village B dump’s location makes it a convenient place for a pit stop. It’s not the most private place on campus, though, and with spring on its way, you may have rodent company.
- The alley next to the newer (but also former) Philly P’s — Going in this narrow, poorly-trafficked alleyway that lies between the former site of Philly Pizza and a long, brick, ivy-covered wall makes it a true Georgetown experience. On the downside, now that Philly’s has closed, it’s not really on the way to anything.
- The trash area across the street from the Car Barn — Private if you’re willing to venture into the enclosure, but like the trash area in Village B, also home to critters.
- Small clearing in the trees at the dead end at the end of 37th street — The big thing this area has going for it is that unless you’re relieving yourself, there’s no reason to be down there, so it’s private. And hey, you might even see some deer.
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