I pray that you are all enjoying this Holiday season and are ready to head into 2013 open to living life to discover!
I just wanted to do a quick post to address the #1 question that I am asked over and over again: how did you find out about that event? So I’ve decided to share some helpful, quick tips for finding great events wherever you are!
#1 Yelp Events
Yes, the popular review site has evolved into much more. Yelp events hosts an extensive list of various events that can be filtered by location, date, category and intended audience. As a bonus when you create an account, friend other Yelpers, check-in and write reviews, you can apply to join the Yelp Elite – an exclusive group of ”power” reviewers who gain access to exclusive perks.
Most are familiar with this site that is often used for reserving or purchasing tickets to various events. Similar to Yelp, Eventbrite also allows you to search for local events and filter the results by location, date, category and price. Additionally when you create an account and connect your Facebook account you receive a list of recommended events based on previously attended events and events that your friends are attending.
I cannot recommend this site whose motto is ”Go Out More” enough. Upon signing up (for fr.ee), you instantly receive access to listing upon listing of discounted, mostly half-priced, tickets to a wide variety of events. Goldstar has done a great job of partnering with both popular, larger venues as well as smaller, unknown venues to offer members diverse experiences at can’t beat prices. Should you decide to join Goldstar (again, it’s fr.ee), please use this link: https://www.goldstar.com/join?p=F262809RP so that we both can receive credit towards future purchases
No, seriously….hear me out. I know that many find FB invites annoying. In fact, if you’re like me you have probably turned off all notifications for this feature. Ironically this feature is a great resource for finding events that you haven’t been invited to….o_O. Side-eye aside, much like Eventbrite the FB Events page lists “suggested” events based on events being attended by your FB friends. I find that I’m much more likely to discover fr.ee, community-based events that are depending solely on word of mouth, via these suggested events. The best part: there’s no need to alter your notifications as you choose to visit the events page at your leisure.
#5 Our NEW! Events Calendar
If tips 1-4 don’t interest you or you are wary about signing up for more websites, don’t fret! The ICTS Events Calendar page will keep you up-to-date on all of the happenings in the DMV. For my non-DMV Sunflowers, be sure to bookmark the page as well. In addition to DC events, the calendar will also include TV and movie premiere dates as well as other national (and international) dates of interests. It’s currently still a work in progress but I welcome your feedback on the calendar’s accessibility and the types of events that you would like to be included. So head on over to the ICTS Events Calendar page and let me know what you think.
How’s that for quick and dirty? Pretty simple, right? Do you use any of these sites? What tips would you add for finding events in your area? Can we revisit the FB invite side-eye, what is that about? Leave your sunshine below.
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