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 (and around) Borderstan October 5, 6 and 7.
Local Events, Exhibits and Nightlife
- Columbia Heights Day Festival: Saturday, October 6 from 10 am until 6 pm at Harriet Tubman Elementary Field (11th and Kenyon Streets NW). Expect yoga workshops, live music, a cupcake eating contest, a KidZone, a petting zoo, local vendors and an entire row of delicious food trucks. For more information, visit www.columbiaheightsday.org.
- (e)merge Art Fair: A four-day-long event that celebrates international and underrepresented art from more than 152 artists hailing from 24 countries. The 2012 fair will take place October 4 through 7 at the Capitol Skyline Hotel (10 I Street SW). The fair is open to the public on Friday, October 5 from noon until 7 pm; on Saturday, October 6 from noon until 7 pm; and on Sunday, October 7 from noon until 5 pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online.
- Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Festival: A homegrown music event that showcases more than 200 bands at 13 venues throughout the city. The festival is technically free, but purchasing wristbands for the weekend (prices range from $1 to $10) helps to support local and out-of-town musicians. More information on participating musicians, venues and the weekend schedule is available on the Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Music Festival website.
- The Fourth Annual North Capitol Main Street Festival: Sunday, October 7 from 11 am until 9 pm on T Street, between 1st Street and North Capitol. Expect a pig roast and buffet provided by Rustik Tavern and Boundary Stone, a beer and wine pavilion, local vendors, live music and a scavenger hunt with some promising prizes. For more information, contact Jordan Culberson at [email protected].
- Story League Tournament at Black Cat: Story League returns to the Black Cat this weekend for its 9 pm show on Friday where winners from previous contests will compete for a chance to win $250. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online.
- Pleasant Pops Sidewalk Party: Pleasant Pops Farmhouse Market and Café will host a Sidewalk Party this Sunday, October 7, from 2 to 5 pm in honor of its official grand opening at 1781 Florida Avenue NW. The pop shop will have free samples of its own Opal Basil Lemonade pop, plus goods from local vendors its store now carries, including Route 11 Chips, Gordy’s Pickles and Langdon Wood Whiskey Aged Maple Syrup. The party will also have music, cornhole and other games, prizes and the shop’s full menu of café drinks and eats for sale.
- N Street Village Help the Homeless Walk and SoulFeast: N Street Village, a Logan Circle-based nonprofit that provides services to homeless women, will host a Help the Homeless Community Walk and a SoulFeast Block Party this Saturday, October 6. The walk starts at 9 am and the SoulFeast will begin after the walk. If N Street Village registers 4,000 in-person or virtual walkers, Fannie Mae will donate an additional $50,000 to the nonprofit’s programs. Registration is available online.
- Sherry Vine Cabaret at Level One: In the mood for cabaret this weekend? Call Level One for an 8 or 8:30 pm seating on Friday, October 4, and you’ll be treated to the sweet voice of Sherry Vine.
- Curtain Call Sundays (with show tunes!) at MOVA Lounge: Need to unwind from the weekend? MOVA Lounge (2204 14th Street NW) plays show tunes from 5 until 9 pm.
DC9 (1940 9th Street NW)
- Sunday, October 7: Family of the Year, White Arrows, New Cassettes, 8 pm
Velvet Lounge (915 U Street NW)
- Friday, October 5: Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Music Festival (various artists), 9 pm
- Saturday, October 6: Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Music Festival (various artists), 4:30 pm
9:30 Club (815 V Street NW)
- Friday, October 5: The Walkmen, The War on Drugs, 8 pm
- Saturday, October 6: Leftover Salmon, 8 pm
Black Cat (1811 14th Street NW)
- Saturday, October 6: The Ravonettes, 9 pm
- Sunday, October 7: Frightened Rabbit, 8 pm
- Saturday, October 6: Mint Condition, 8 pm
- Sunday, October 7: Sunday Gospel Brunch, Featuring the Harlem Gospel Choir, 1:30 pm