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Borderstan Blueprint (Nov. 17-Nov. 23)

by Tim Regan November 16, 2015 at 3:30 pm 0

Photo by Jeff Salmore

Thanksgiving is only a week away. A week. How’s that strike you? For us, it’s a rude awakening. So much to do! So much to buy! Just kidding. We’re eating out this Thanksgiving.

Instead of preparing, do this stuff:

Tuesday

26th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution
Bistro Bohem (600 Florida Ave. NW)
5 p.m.

The restaurant will offer a $19 prix fixe menu to celebrate the anniversary of the non-violent transition of power in Czechoslovakia in 1989.

Author Tanya Golash-Boza for Deported
Kramerbooks (1517 Connecticut Ave. NW)
6:30 p.m.

The United States currently is deporting more people than ever before. In her book, Deported, author Tanya Golash-Boza tells the stories of indivdual 147 detainees. Hear her talk about it.

Washington Improv Theater’s Harold Night
Source (1835 14th St. NW)
8 p.m.

Improv teams Richie and Discoteca! will forge a longform improv show with nothing more than audience suggestions to aid them. This is a free event.

Wednesday

Politics of Bicycling: From Aristotle to Pee-Wee Herman 
BicycleSPACE (2424 18th St. NW)
7:30 p.m.

Professor Sujith Kumar will give a lecture on critically examining pop culture and in the adoption and valuation of modes of transportation — like biking.

Mary Lambert
U Street Music Hall (1115 U St NW)
7:00 p.m.

This Grammy-nominated singer and performer from Seattle wrote and sang the hook on Macklemore’s and Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love,” but she’ll perform her own hits like “Secrets” during her show.

Saturday

Diarrhea Planet
Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW)
Doors at 9:00 p.m.

Four guitars, a bass and drums played by six friends who just want to be loud on stage.

International Games Day
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library
1 p.m.

Library staffers will set up games such as Pandemic, Apples to Apples, Clue and Scrabble in celebration of International Games Day.

Photo by Jeff Salmore courtesy of Washington Improv Theater

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