Your Plans This Weekend? Lots to Do Close to Home!

by October 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm 1,240 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] 

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 26, 27 and 28.

Local Events, Exhibits and Nightlife

  • Jazz Jam’s Halloween Costume Jam: On Sunday, October 28, Jazz Jam will have its Third Annual Halloween Costume Jam at Dahlak (1771 U Street NW) from 6:30 until 9:30 pm.
  • The Little Goblins Halloween Parade: Dress your little one up in his or her Halloween finest for the annual Little Goblins Parade on Saturday, October 27. The parade starts at 3 pm at Stead Park and ends in Logan Circle.
  • The Third Annual City Blossoms BULB BASH: On Saturday, October 27, City Bulbs will lead community members in planting over 1,000 tulip, daffodil, crocus, allium, and garlic bulbs in the garden and around the Shaw neighborhood with kids, families, and friends, while enjoying music from DJ MESS, filling up on tasty potluck treats and competing in a scarecrow competition. The group will meet from 11 am until 1 pm at Marion Street Intergenerational Garden (1519 Marion Street NW).
  • Christopher Jenkins at Church of the Holy City: On Sunday, October 28, Christopher Jenkins will play in the Music with the Angels concert series at Church of the Holy City (1611 16th Street NW). Sunday’s performance will start at 3:30 pm and will be followed by a reception. Admission is free.
  • DC Bike Party’s Halloween Ride: On Saturday, October 27, grab a costume and your bike, and head to Dupont Circle at 8:30 pm for a Halloween bike ride with DC Bike Party. The ride will be making a pit-stop at the Oak Hill Cemetery before heading to Duffy’s Irish Pub. For more information, check out the event details on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Story League Contest: On Sunday, October 28, Story League will hold a story contest with the theme of “My 15 Minutes – Stories about brushes with fame and the famous.” The contest will be held at Busboys and Poets (4251 South Campbell Avenue, Arlington) from 7 until 9 pm. More information is available on the event’s Facebook page.
  • Washington Walks, The Most Haunted Houses: Washington Walks will host a Halloween-themed tour of DC’s most haunted houses through October 27. The walks begin at 7:30 pm and run for two hours. Details are available on the Washington Walks website.
  • Community Film Night at Busboys and Poets: On October 28, Busyboys and Poets will screen the film, As Goes Janesville, a story that reports from ground zero of the recession-ridden heartland — the town of Janesville, Wisconsin. Special guest, Dean Baker, economist and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, will be on-hand for a discussion after the film. The event runs from 5 until 8 pm and is free. Busboys and Poets is at 2121 14th Street NW.

Live Music

DC9 (1940 9th Street NW)

  • Saturday, October 27: He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, 9 pm
  • Sunday, October 28: The Young Evils, The Blakes, The Mean Ideas, 8 pm

Velvet Lounge (915 U Street NW)

  • Friday, October 26: Harmonic Blue, The Takes, Pluto and the Moon, Tim Boate and Sean Lynott (no time listed)
  • Saturday, October 27: Nunchucks, The Mean Season, Dance for Dying, Golden Looks, 7:30 pm – Costumes encouraged

9:30 Club (815 V Street NW)

  • Friday, October 26: Old 97’s, 8 pm
  • Saturday, October 27: Super Diamond, White Ford Bronco, 8 pm
  • Sunday, October 28: Nouvelle Vague, Yasmine Hamdan, 8 pm

Black Cat (1811 14th Street NW)

  • Friday, October 26: AC Newman, The Mynabirds, 9 pm
  • Saturday, October 27: Yellow Ostrich, Fort Lean, 9 pm
Howard Theatre (620 T Street NW)
  • Friday, October 26: Dru Hill, 11 pm
  • Saturday, October 27: Bettye LaVette, 8 pm
  • Sunday, October 28: Sunday Gospel Brunch, Featuring the Harlem Gospel Choir, 1:30 pm
Tropicalia (2001 14th Street NW)
  • Sunday, October 28: Raya Brass Band with D.J. Thomas Gobena, 8:30 pm

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