Your Plans This Weekend? Lots to Do Close to Home

by Borderstan.com July 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm 1,210 0


Borderstan Weekend. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com. 

Looking for something to do this weekend? Well, look no further. We have your list of the food, music and cultural events going on in Borderstan July 28th and 29th.

Food and Drink

  • What do the Olympics have to do with eating and drinking? Apparently, a lot. Bar Rouge (1315 16th Street NW) will mix up the “Rouge, White & Blue” cocktail this weekend. The specialty drink will be available for the duration of the games. Neighborhood spots, Nellie’s Sports Bar and Buffalo Billiards made NBC 4’s list of best bars to catch the events.
  • The Howard Theatre (620 T Street NW) will host the Sunday Gospel Brunch featuring the Harlem Gospel Choir on Sunday, July 29 at noon.
  • If the heat’s getting the best of you, chill out at Ice Cream Jubilee’s Ice Cream Tasting Party on Saturday, July 28 ,and Sunday, July 29 from 2 to 5 pm.

Live Music and Performances

DC9 (1940 9th Street NW)

  • Saturday, July 28: A Lull, Constant Alarm, The Free Market Ensemble, 8:30 pm.
  • Sunday, July 29: Saint Motel, Races, Royal Teeth, 8 pm.

Velvet Lounge (915 U Street NW)

  • Saturday, July 28: Seamonsters, Luncheon, Hundredhundred, 9 pm.
  • Sunday, July 29: Orchard Wall, This Old Ghost, Howth, Double Saginaw Familiarity, 7 pm.

9:30 Club (815 V Street NW)

  • Saturday, July 28: The Dan Band, 8 pm.

Black Cat (1811 14th Street NW)

  • Saturday, July 28: The Nighttime Adventure Society, Kind of Like Spitting, Mike and Cody, 9 pm.
  • Sunday, July 29: Zulu Pearls, The Tender Thrill, More Humans, 8 pm.

Dahlak (1771 U Street NW)

  • Sunday, July 29: DC Jazz Jam with guitarist Geoff Reecer, 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

Black Fox Lounge (1723 Connecticut Avenue NW)

  • Friday, July 27: Special Agent Galactica, an evening of song and banter, 6 pm.


  • Saturday, July 28: From noon to 2 pm, Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is holding an adoption event at Shaw Dog Park on 11th Street NW (just south of R Street).
  • Chef Marcus Samuelsson presents his memoir, “Yes, Chef” at the Howard Theatre (620 T Street NW) on Saturday, July 28, at 7 pm.
  • Sunday, July 29: The African American Civil War Museum reenacts President Lincoln’s visit to Contraband Camp Barker at Garrison Elementary School (1200 S Street NW), 2 pm.

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