Borderstan is happy to announce a new feature, “Free in DC: Borderstan Events,” which will highlight events and happeningsin the Dupont-Logan-U Street area as they come up; check the Borderstan map for the coverage area.
This new feature is a collaboration with Amy Melrose and her blog, Free in DC, which means that all the events listed will be under $10 or donation based or free. All events are related to arts, culture and consciousness, and are happening in the Borderstan area. We are excited to welcome Amy and hope you enjoy this new feature at Borderstan.
Happening in Borderstan
This week’s highlight is “Third Thursday” in Mid City, participating shops in the area will be open ’til 9:00pm and there’s a special Art Opening and Reception at Mid City Caffe with Mid City Artists!
During the Week
Tuesday, April 13th at Busboys and Poets at 14th & V you can hear a free Talk by Chris Rock’s wife Malaak Compton-Rock discuss her new book about the importance of volunteering and being of service at 6:00pm and you can stick around Busboys for their Poetry Event that starts at 9:00pm, $4. From 7:00pm – 8:00pm you can also stop by Pitango Gelato on P St for a special Green Hour.
Wednesday, April 14th Whole Foods is also offering Free Coffee all day on Wednesday in honor of those doing last-minute tax prep. On Wednesday eve, the one and only Alice Walker will be at Busboys and Poets on 14th St discussing her newest work ‘Overcoming Speechlessness: A Poet Encounters The Horror in Rwanda, Eastern Congo, and Palestine/Israel.’ Free event, starts at 6:30 p.m. but you definitely want to get there early to grab a seat. Later in the eve you can hear featured poet Denise Jolly at The Black Cat with Mothertongue’s Open Mic Night, 9 to 11 p.m., donation based.
Thursday, April 15th is going to be a busy day in Mid City with an Art Opening at Mid City Caffe featuring works by local Mid City Artists from 6 to 8 p.m. and it’s the monthly “Third Thursday” in Mid City which means that you get to shop as the sun goes down! Stores in the area, including the soon to be gone go mama go, will stay open ’til 9 p.m. You can also swing by Greater Goods at 8 p.m. for a free Green Your Home workshop. You can also hear a Free Organ Concert from 12:10 to 1 p.m. this Friday, and every Friday, at the National City Christian Church on Thomas Circle.
Friday, April 16th you can sample a variety of coffees at Mid City Caffe’s Free Coffee Cupping, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
On Saturday, April 17th at 11 a.m. you can head over to One World Fitness for Free Brunch, which you’ll need to RSVP for in advance. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. you can also head over to Dupont Circle for “Green in the Circle” where you can check out live performances and demos and chat with vendors from local eco-friendly businesses. In the evening, you can stop by Gallery Plan b hosts an Art Opening for their new show INside/ OUTside from 6 to 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 18th Karma Yoga Classes will be offered at Tranquil Space. Flow class at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. will be donation based and proceeds will go to two local organizations. In the eve you can head over to Hamiltonian on U Street to check out David London’s Sunday Circus which sounds really fun. The circus starts at 6:17 p.m., reduced admission to those dressed for the circus $10, otherwise it’s $12 at the door. For a late night outing on Sunday you can swing by Marvin for an Opening of Photo Show that goes from 7 to 11 p.m.
Hope you have a chance to enjoy some of these super cool and low-cost events happening in Borderstan!
About Amy Melrose
Amy Melrose is a creative thinker, poet, and the founder of Free in DC, where she blogs regularly about arts, culture and consciousness events in Washington, DC. Amy founded Free in DC to share her view of DC as a vibrant and creative city. Free in DC began running a weekly feature for ReadysetDC in early 2010, and more recently a weekend feature for Prince of Petworth. Amy works as a freelance New Media and Messaging Consultant for small businesses and organizations, and is the Washington, DC City Editor for Travel Onion, a new site aggregating resources for cities around the world. Amy can often be found blogging at local coffee shops and socializing at artsy events throughout DC.