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Borderstan Blueprint (Feb. 16-22)

by Tim Regan February 16, 2016 at 3:30 pm 0

Duffys pub

How’d you celebrate Presidents Day? If you’re anything like us, you’re still wringing the water out of your George Washington costume after that failed Delaware Crossing reenactment.

But put those failures behind you, because this is a brand new week. Here’s what you have to look forward to through next Monday:

Tonight

Colby Caldwell Exhibition and Fundraiser for HER
Hemphill Fine Arts Gallery (1515 14th St. NW)
6 p.m.

patrons will be able to purchase a limited-run Caldwell print (pictured on the left) for $100. All proceeds from sales of the prints will be donated to HER, a resiliency center aimed at helping women in need.

NNEDV Night at Shake Shack
Shake Shack Dupont Circle (1216 18th St. NW)
5 p.m.

Shake Shack (1216 18th St. NW) is set to donate 15 percent of the total cost of some orders to the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) between 5 and 11 p.m.

Wednesday

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
9:30 Club (815 V St. NW)
7 p.m.

Psychedelic rock band Unknown Mortal Orchestra will take the stage with indie pop group Lower Dens at the 9:30 Club. Tickets are $25.

Positive Force: More Than a Witness
Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW)
7 p.m.

Black Cat will screen a documentary that traces the history of punk activist collective Positive Force DC, from the construction of its communal house to its arrival as a mainstream movement. Tickets are $10.

Saturday

Mardi Paws
Columbia Heights Dog Park (11th Street and Park Road NW)
2 p.m.

Dogs don Mardi Gras costumes, people win prizes during this annual event organized by the Community Wellness Alliance.

Sunday

Duffy’s Chili Cook-off
Duffy’s (2106 Vermont Ave. NW)
3 p.m.

How does U Street like its chili? That question will be answered next month at Duffy’s during the neighborhood bar’s first-ever chili cook-off.

Post-Carnaval Party
Tropicalia (2001 14th St. NW)
8 p.m.

Tropicalia will throw a post-Carnaval party with live music by Caique Vidal and Batuque, a dance perfomance and a DJ.

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