The Borderstan Blueprint is a smattering of interesting events around the area to help you plan for the upcoming week.
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Anthony Cervino: Ejecta
Flashpoint Gallery (916 G St. NW)
A multi-part installation featuring various works by Cervino made over the past 15 years displayed in a single, 25-foot sculpture. The exhibition is free.
Garrison Elementary Back-to-School Night and Cookout
Garrison Elementary School (1200 S St. NW)
Parents and students from all grades are welcome at the event. A PTO-funded cookout will immediately follow. Garrison spirit T-shirts will also be for sale.
Orquesta el Macabeo de Puerto Rico with Peace and Rhythm DJ Crew
Tropicalia (2001 14th St. NW)
Old-school salsa and punk rock intensity meld during performances by a band from Puerto Rico. Tickets available online.
PHAZEFEST: DC’s Queer Music Festival
9:30 Club (815 V St. NW)
D.C.’s queer music festival celebrates its ninth year with a new home in 9:30 Club. Several bands will play followed by a dance party. Tickets available online.
National Book Festival
Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW)
10 a.m.-10 p.m.
This year’s festival theme, ‘I Cannot Live Without Books,’ celebrates the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson donating his own books to rebuild the Library of Congress. The event is free.
Awkward Sex… and the City
Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW)
A group of New York City storytellers relive their most embarrassing sexual experiences onstage. This event is 21 and over. Tickets available online.
Photo via Facebook / National Book Festival.