Shows

  • District Trivia

    Every Monday and Wednesday from 7:30pm

    Monday trivia at Bier Baron has been a great success so we’ve taken over Wednesday night! Now there’s two nights a week where you can select from over 600 beers and 45 draft lines while working your way towards nightly gift cards and $5,000 in cash!

    This week, Comic books and cocktails Sponsored by Fantom comics

  • Grassroots Open Mic

    Every Sunday from 7:30pm

    Grassroots Comedy DC (GCDC) is all about people power, and that means giving local comics a chance to practice and hone their skills and material, whether it be for an upcoming GCDC showcase or just to help the whole comedy community improve. That’s why we also run open mic nights! These shows also serve to raise funds and awareness for the GCDC issue of the month.

  • Capital Laughs

    Every Tuesday from 7:30pm

    $2 BEERS. $2 DRAFT BEERS.

    AND COMEDY!

    FREE COMEDY AND CHEAP BEER. MAKE IT A GOOD TUESDAY.

    DC’S BEST COMEDIANS FOR NO-COVER. EVERY TUESDAY.

    ​830PM – TUESDAY – BIER BARON

  • Profs & Pints: Our 3D Printed Future

    24
    Sep 2018
    Monday
    - 6:00pm -
     Profs & Pints: Our 3D-Printed Future

    Profs and Pints presents: “Our 3D-Printed Future,” with Sharon Flank, entrepreneur, inventor, and adjunct professor at Pace University.

    The world of manufacturing is on the verge of revolutionary change thanks to 3D printing. In the last two years, 3D printing has become fast enough and detailed enough to transform not only how we make products, but how we fix broken things. Imagine never again hearing someone say, Let me see if I have that part in my truck. Instead, you’ll hear: Ill download the model and print that part for you right now.

    The U.S. Navy and Maersk shipping have tackled the same problem on a much larger scale. If you are on a ship and you need a part, its a big help to be able to 3D print it on site. Astronauts on the Space Station needed a wrench, and NASA sent them a file to print it.

    3D parts can be built with pockets of air inside to be incredibly light. Parts that are impossible to mold can be 3D printed, so a whistle with a little ball inside can be created as just one piece, not three, or a complex engine part once built out of 100 different pieces can now be built with one or two.

    Mass customization will become much easier. We’ll no longer have to suffer with off-the-rack shoes that dont quite fit our feet or our gait. Doctors will be able to repair or replace tissues and organs by printing them with stem cells.

    Will 3D printing bring back sturdier products that can be repaired, not replaced? Will Made in China no longer make sense? Will tariffs lose their bite if its digital files, rather than physical objects, that cross borders? Come hear whats already possible and whats coming next, so you get out in front of technological and economic trends. (Advance tickets $12. Door: $15, save $2 with student ID.)

  • Profs&Pints: Make America Guilded Again?

    26
    Sep 2018
    Wednesday
    - 6:00pm -
    Profs & Pints: Make America Gilded Again?

    Profs and Pints presents: “Make America Gilded Again?” with Allen Pietrobon, adjunct professor of modern American history at American University and visiting professor at Trinity Washington University.

    Income inequality. Corporate monopolies. Technological change. Immigration. Deregulation. The working poor.

    2018?

    Nope, its America from 1875 to 1900, the period otherwise known as The Gilded Age.  A crucial era of industrialization, it turned the United States into the most economically powerful country in the world. Its demand for unskilled workers attracted the largest wave of immigration in American history, with new arrivals from Europe and Asia pouring into rapidly expanding major cities.

    Many enterprising Americans took advantage of economic disruption to succeed, with one result being an explosion of new consumer products. Others were left behind, ill-equipped to compete in the new economy. The wealth gap between the rich and the poor grew astronomical as industrial tycoons like the Rockefellers and the Carnegies built unthinkably large business empires and used their monopoly power to hold down wages, shut down competitors, and buy politicians. Strikes, labor violence, and protests and counter-protests bloodied the streets. Both domestic and foreign anarchist terrorists spread fear with waves of bombings and killings that the U.S. government seemed helpless to prevent.  A nativist backlash led to calls to ban certain “dangerous” immigrant populations. New community organizations devoted to the preservation of “American values” sought to teach immigrants to shed old habits such as their consumption of “ethnic” foods like hamburgers and spaghetti.

    Join award-winning professor Allen Pietrobon as he discusses the tumultuous Gilded Age and how it compares to today. (Advance tickets $12. Door: $15, save $2 with student ID.)