Borderstan Blueprint (Nov. 10-16)

by Andrew Ramonas November 9, 2015 at 3:40 pm 0

Gourds 'n' pumpkins (Photo via 14th and U Farmers Market)

With Thanksgiving only a few weeks away, some locals already have the holiday on their minds and in their plans this week. But the upcoming days include more than just turkey talk.

Here are some suggestions on what to do during the next seven days:


Letter Writing to Political Prisoners
The Potter’s House (1658 Columbia Road NW)
7-8 p.m.

DC Stampede, a grassroots organization dedicated to improving life around the world, is having a letter-writing event supporting political prisoners who are involved in indigenous peoples movements and land sovereignty issues.

DC Bike Party’s Tour de Turkey
Dupont Circle fountain
7:30 p.m.

Local cyclists are encouraged to dress in browns, oranges and turkey feathers and bring along some decorative gourds for a bicycle ride around the District.


“Singles Faire: Intimate Gestures” Exhibition Opening Reception
DC Arts Center (2438 18th St. NW)
7-9 p.m.

The DC Arts Center is opening an exhibit from artist Jenny Walton who “repurposes instructional physical therapy diagrams to imagine narratives within attraction of the opposite sex,” according to the arts organization.


Talking Turkey: Pairing Thanksgiving Food and Drink
Eat the Rich (1839 7th St. NW)
3-4 p.m.

Eat the Rich is having a class to help locals pair drinks with Thanksgiving food. Tickets cost $70.

“Washington Produced Artists” Opening Reception
Washington Project for the Arts (2124 8th St. NW)
6-9 p.m.

Washington Project for the Arts celebrates its 40th anniversary and recent move to the Atlantic Plumbing development with a look at pieces from local artists who have worked with the organization.

Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW)
9:30 p.m.

See Jack on Fire, Alyssa Cowan, Jamel Johnson, Christine Ferrera, Jessy Morner-Ritt, Motherknuckle and two other yet-to-be-announced performers play eight-minute sets at the Black Cat. Tickets cost $10.

Saturday and Sunday

Marlon Wayans
DC Improv (1140 Connecticut Ave. NW)
Various times

The comedian known for his roles in “In Living Color,” “The Wayans Bros.” and “Scary Movie” will bring his stand-up act to DC Improv. Ticket prices start at $35.


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