Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > General Discussions > Other Talk
Reload this Page >

DC otters, anything going on the week of September 10?

Other Talk "Otterville" plus Religion/Politics

DC otters, anything going on the week of September 10?

Old 08-22-06, 03:10 PM
  #1  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
wendersfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Nuova Repubblica di SalÚ
Posts: 32,957
Received 5 Likes on 4 Posts
DC otters, anything going on the week of September 10?

My wife and I will be vacationing in and around our nation's capital the week of September 10. Is anything going on that week that isn't a permanent fixture? Any good operas being performed, etc.?

I'm quite familiar with DC's main tourist attractions, but we were hoping to maybe do some stuff that you can't do year round. Also, I might be amenable to meeting up with one or two of you who live in the area.
Old 08-22-06, 03:28 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk God
 
twikoff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Right Behind You!!!
Posts: 79,497
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by wendersfan
Also, I might be amenable to hooking up with one or two of you who live in the area.
Old 08-22-06, 03:29 PM
  #3  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
wendersfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Nuova Repubblica di SalÚ
Posts: 32,957
Received 5 Likes on 4 Posts
Originally Posted by twikoff
Shhh! My wife is travelling with me!
Old 08-22-06, 03:33 PM
  #4  
Moderator
 
Giles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 33,511
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
funny that you mention what's happening in DC that week, been trying to see what's in theatreland myself...

will post back what I find.
Old 08-22-06, 03:43 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 1,269
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I don't know bout the 10th but the 11th, in DC I would stay away from all government buildings
Old 08-22-06, 03:46 PM
  #6  
Moderator
 
Giles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 33,511
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
without going into much detail the best way to see what in and around the DC area, check out DC City Paper website:

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/

offhand,

- Kennedy Center (free) daily performances at the Millennium Stage are recommended:

- reduced tickets are a way to go to see what Washington Theatre has to offer:

http://www.ticketplace.org/tx_defaul...d=]Ticketplace

- George Washington University Lisner Auditorium has a varied selection of events:

http://www.lisner.org/performances.asp

- Georgetown University has a new center for the performing arts:

http://events.georgetown.edu/events/...rID=251&View=6

- Just outside DC in North Bethesda (Maryland) is the Strathmore Arts Center and is accessible by Metro, the stop is literally at the Arts Center:

http://www.strathmore.org/

Last edited by Giles; 08-22-06 at 04:17 PM.
Old 08-22-06, 03:51 PM
  #7  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
wendersfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Nuova Repubblica di SalÚ
Posts: 32,957
Received 5 Likes on 4 Posts
Originally Posted by M2theAX
I don't know bout the 10th but the 11th, in DC I would stay away from all government buildings
We plan to be at the beach that day.
Old 08-22-06, 03:53 PM
  #8  
Admin-MemeCat
 
VinVega's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Caught between the moon and NYC
Posts: 31,849
Received 23 Likes on 10 Posts
See if Red Dog is available. Your wife might get mad if the two of you go off on some brainy political conversation and leave her out of it though.
Old 08-22-06, 04:08 PM
  #9  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
wendersfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Nuova Repubblica di SalÚ
Posts: 32,957
Received 5 Likes on 4 Posts
Originally Posted by VinVega
See if Red Dog is available. Your wife might get mad if the two of you go off on some brainy political conversation and leave her out of it though.
My wife is a politician.
Old 08-22-06, 04:15 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Words
Posts: 28,207
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I miss DC.

There are a ton of things worth seeing. As for special events.....gonna have to defer to locals on that one. Even though it is a permenant exhibit, I tell everyone to go to the Holocaust Museum (if they haven't been)...it is probably one of my favorite exhibits ever. Obviously depressing, but an amazing collection of stuff.

-p
Old 08-22-06, 04:38 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 8,757
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by M2theAX
I don't know bout the 10th but the 11th, in DC I would stay away from all government buildings

why? do you know something?
Old 08-22-06, 04:42 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 2,102
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'm heading down to Knoxville that weekend myself - and then the beaches of NC the next weekend.
Old 08-22-06, 11:09 PM
  #13  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: PA
Posts: 643
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I've always wanted to go to the Coyote Ugly there, but you're wife is coming so I guess we can't go.
Old 08-23-06, 12:24 AM
  #14  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Words
Posts: 28,207
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Emma311
I've always wanted to go to the Coyote Ugly there, but you're wife is coming so I guess we can't go.
You really won't miss much, it isn't even a great Coyote Ugly. I mean, if you are in the area it is fine to go check out, but I wouldn't suggest going out of your way just for it. It is relatively small, more of like a converted rowhouse (at least that is how it was when it first opened, 2004?)

There are some hot women in there though.

-p
Old 08-23-06, 08:13 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: SnogBox
Posts: 7,363
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by pedagogue
I miss DC.

There are a ton of things worth seeing. As for special events.....gonna have to defer to locals on that one. Even though it is a permenant exhibit, I tell everyone to go to the Holocaust Museum (if they haven't been)...it is probably one of my favorite exhibits ever. Obviously depressing, but an amazing collection of stuff.

-p
Been there once; not going back. Man that place is just .... meh... think happy thoughts. Granted it about 10 years ago, but still. Perhaps the most sureal museaum you'll visit in your life.

I have not had the opportunity to go myself yet, but there has been a recent (past few years) addition to the air and space museaum out near Dulles airport. Hanger full of planes (the Enterprise too!).

Other than that I'm ashamed to say I hardly ever go downtown even though I've lived here so long. =(
Old 08-23-06, 08:47 AM
  #16  
Admin-MemeCat
 
VinVega's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Caught between the moon and NYC
Posts: 31,849
Received 23 Likes on 10 Posts
Originally Posted by wendersfan
My wife is a politician.
Ah ha. Well, in that case, you really better leave her out of the conversation.
Old 08-23-06, 09:07 AM
  #17  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
wendersfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Nuova Repubblica di SalÚ
Posts: 32,957
Received 5 Likes on 4 Posts
Originally Posted by VinVega
Ah ha. Well, in that case, you really better leave her out of the conversation.
Yeah, we can't really talk about politics much.
Old 08-23-06, 09:46 AM
  #18  
DVD Talk God
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Directionally Challenged (for DirecTV)
Posts: 123,206
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Please stay off the roads - at least the ones I use. Thank you.
Old 08-23-06, 09:48 AM
  #19  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
wendersfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Nuova Repubblica di SalÚ
Posts: 32,957
Received 5 Likes on 4 Posts
BTW, where should we stay? My wife is going to Priceline a room this week:

Alexandria-Old Towne
Arlington
Convention Center
Crystal City
Dupont Circle
Georgetown
Springfield
White House-Downtown

Red Dog, we won't be driving.
Old 08-23-06, 11:07 AM
  #20  
Moderator
 
Giles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 33,511
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Arlington's a tad too far if you ask me, as is Springfield.
Old 08-23-06, 11:26 AM
  #21  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 2,102
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Arlington is right next to DC - are you kidding? It takes 5-10 minutes to get in and the hotels are a lot cheaper. Stay on the Orange Line - Rosslyn, Court House, Clarendon, etc... (those are metro stops). Ballston is further out - but still not far. Alexandria/Old town is a bit farther and the metro stop is not that convenient. Don't stay in Springfield.

In DC, Dupont and Georgetown are nice - but pricey. Downtown is fine, too.
Old 08-23-06, 11:34 AM
  #22  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
wendersfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Nuova Repubblica di SalÚ
Posts: 32,957
Received 5 Likes on 4 Posts
Previously I've stayed in Georgetown, and when we were there for our honeymoon we stayed at the Bellevue, which no longer exists.
Old 08-23-06, 12:54 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 5,147
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by wendersfan
My wife and I will be vacationing in and around our nation's capital the week of September 10. Is anything going on that week that isn't a permanent fixture?
If Bin Ladden has his way, the entire city.
Old 08-23-06, 01:01 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: SnogBox
Posts: 7,363
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Alexandria-Old Towne - Quaint, but $$ (more towards river anyway)
Arlington - ($$)
Convention Center - (no clue)
Crystal City - ($$, near airport)
Dupont Circle - (gay; no literally)
Georgetown - ($$$)
Springfield - (probably good bang for the buck, but about a 20-30 minute metro ride plus getting from the hotel to the metro)
White House-Downtown - ($$$$$$ - you're probably talking executive type hotels down there towards union station)
Old 08-23-06, 01:03 PM
  #25  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
wendersfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Nuova Repubblica di SalÚ
Posts: 32,957
Received 5 Likes on 4 Posts
Originally Posted by Superman07
Dupont Circle - (gay; no literally)
I know.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.