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

by March 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm 0


A 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]

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, then look no further. We have your list of the food, music and cultural events going on in (and around) Borderstan March 15, 16 and 17.

Friday, March 15

  • “Life of Pi” at the Women’s National Democratic Club: If you haven’t seen the movie that created major Oscar buzz, now’s your chance. The Women’s National Democratic Club will screen “Life of Pi” Friday night at 6 pm. Pay $5 to just watch the film or $15 to watch the film and nosh on a light supper. The Women’s National Democratic Club is located at 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW.
  • Wine Tasting at Alliance Française Dupont: Tom Natan and Cy Behroozi of First Vine will pour French wines at Alliance Française (2142 Wyoming Avenue NW) on Friday night. The fee is $20 for non-members and $15 for members. For more information, visit the website.
  • TEDxDeExtinction at the National Geographic Museum: On Friday, March 15, National Geographic is hosting the first-ever public exploration on the subject of reviving extinct species. (This is so “Jurassic Park,” people!) The conference goes all day, but there is a reception from 5 until 6 pm, if you want the Cliff Notes version of the event. For more information, visit the event’s website.
  • Tunes and Toons at BreakfastClub: The 6th BreakfastClub event is this Friday, March 15, and the theme is ’80s cartoons for “BreakfastClub Presents: Cartoon Express.” There is no cover and drink specials include $3 champagne cocktails and $7 orange squeezes — much better than slurping the milk from your sugary Ghost Busters cereal. The party starts at 9 pm at Duplex Diner, 18th and U streets NW.

Saturday, March 2

  • The Cinderella No One Knows and More from the Grimm Brothers: Ever wonder what it’s like inside the world of the Grimm brothers? On Saturday, March 16, Margaret R. Yocom, associate professor of English and founder and co-director of the Folklore Studies program at George Mason University, will take attendees on a journey through imagination of the Brothers Grimm at the Goethe-Institut (812 7th Street NW). The program starts at 10 am and ends at 3:30 pm. For information and tickets, visit the website.
  • DC Metro Food Tours – Little Ethiopia: This weekend’s food tour will take a trip through the heart the Ethiopian enclave in the U Street and Shaw areas. On Saturday, March 16 from 10:30 am – 2 pm, the tour will stop to sample foods from a variety of restaurants. More information is available online.
  • Eighties Mayhem at Black Cat: The Black Cat will host a “Mega 80s” dance party on Saturday night with DJs Steve EP, Missguided, Killa K and Krasty McNasty. Doors open at 9:30 pm, there is a $10 cover charge.

Sunday, March 3

  • Shaw’s Saint Patrick’s Day Street Festival: This Sunday, check out the first annual Shaw’s Community St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival. The festival, sponsored by Shaw’s Tavern, will take place on March 17 from 11 am to 5 pm on 6th Street NW between Florida Avenue and S Street and will include an extended beer garden, including green beer and traditional Irish fare.

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