Scene Socials

Bringing people together from throughout the scene.

Since our inception, The Metro has carried one central focus: to bring those of a like mind together & create a forum for people to connect. Our Seasonal Scene Socials strive to do just that.


All too often we converse at affairs with not much more than a sound-bite. So by design our more casual socials are offered as a chance to connect on a deeper level over drinks, good food, & honest conversation.

“The key to a good party is filling a room with guests more interesting than you.” - Steve Rubell.


Coming this spring - Please join us as we gather good friends old & new to toast the return of Spring & all it has to offer! Cool Location & Dates T.B.A. Located in DC or N.Va. Details will be posted once we confirm a space, so please keep an eye out.

~ Annual Traditions ~

Please Note: Scene Socials are a mainstream affair, but all our gatherings bring together various cultures of the overall scene. So please come with an open mind, a desire for fun, & conduct yourself in a respectful manner to all who are present.


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Coming in March - The Great Celtic Social (SceneSocials): Somewhere around the 5th century, St. Patrick drove the 'Snakes' from Ireland. Well we're bringing 'em back! So please join us Fri March 14th 2024 as we gather good friends old & new for The Great Celtic Revival…


Our very first party was an affair for St. Patrick's Day. It remains an annual favorite, so we'd like to commemorate this milestone with an annual gathering.  


We'll be doing a take-over of ‘Barrel’ on Capitol Hill (613 Pennsylvania Ave. SE DC). Kickoff is planned for 8:30pm & we'll go 'till close. Nope, not an Irish Bar. We plan to be in the main area as you enter. But just in case you don’t see us, check the tasting room downstairs as well. Just ask for Rick & The Metro.


The DC High Heel Race:  Hosted annually on the Tuesday before Halloween, 17th Street NW brings one of DC's greatest traditions! If you've never been, it's as close as DC comes to Mardi Gras. And make no mistake, it's for everyone (THOUSANDS go to this thing). Festivities run for 4 blocks between R & Church St. along 17th NW DC. The main parade kicks off around 7pm & the race runs at 9pm (but it's really all about the parade).


We meet in front of Floriana's on the corner of 17th & Q St (it's a good spot w/ a patio bar & access to restrooms). If you're not sure who you're looking for then look for the guy dressed as Ratatouille: white chef coat w/ Remy on my shoulder & a black kilt.  We're always looking for a good opportunity to bring people together, & this is an amazing event for a fun night out. So we hope to see you there!


Xmas Eve (a changing tradition):  For 34 years, I’ve held a tradition to gather good friends on Xmas Eve as Santa Takes Flight. Old Ebbitt was our home & these decades have seen various renditions w/ different groups. Founded in 1963, they recently celebrated 60 years in operation! But sadly, the company has since sold their enterprise.


Unfortunately, they sold to an investment group. The new owners JACKED prices & even charge a ‘Covid Recovery Fee’ for the privilege of dining w/ them. In truth, this is all about corporate profit & nothing more. So I'm breaking a 34 year tradition & moving in an entirely new direction.


I've combined this night into a private affair, while our Holiday Scene Social has been moved to Fri before New Year's as The Naughty or Nice Capricorn Bash (please see above). We hope you'll join us.


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