Borderstan Blueprint (April 12-18)

by Tim Regan April 11, 2016 at 3:45 pm 2 Comments

Txotx Barrel Cider Stream, photo by Farrah Skeiky

(CORRECTION: We originally reported Michael Che was due to perform at the Black Cat Tuesday, April 12. He’s actually performing Tuesday, April 19. We’ve corrected this article.)

There’s lots to do this week. Want proof? Here’s a smattering of events happening across the area through next Monday:


Equal Pay Day
AAUW Headquarters (1111 16th St. NW)
5:30 p.m.

Celebrity and equal pay activist Particia Arquette will meet with congresswomen and D.C. government staffers to speak out about equal pay for women. The event is a collaboration between Mayor Bowser’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives, AAUW and the D.C. chapter of AAUW’s Younger Women’s Task Force.

LCCA Community Meeting
National City Church (5 Thomas Circle NW)
7 p.m.

Ward 2 D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans will participate in an open forum with locals and business owners during this informational meeting.


“The Newly Dead Game” Murder Mystery Comedy Show
DC Improv (1140 Connecticut Ave. NW)
7:30 p.m.

“The Newly Dead Game” is a faux taping of a popular (and nonexistent) gameshow, Clash of the Couples. But when the show goes awry — and expectedly, someone ends up dead — it’s up to the audience to guess who the murderer is.


Emancipation Day Parade
441 4th St. NW
1 p.m.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and other local figures will gather for a parade in celebration of Emancipation Day, a local holiday that celebrates Abraham Lincoln’s Compensated Emancipation Act that freed 3,185 enslaved people in Washington D.C.

Record Store Day
Crooked Beat Records, Red Onion Records, elsewhere
All Day

Local record shops will celebrate Record Store Day with giveaways and live appearances. Crooked Beat Records in Adams Morgan will release a special LP compilation of D.C. artists and Red Onion Records will host a live appearance by The Feelies before their performance at 9:30 Club.


Txotx! A Basque Ciderhouse Experience: Second Edition
Colony Club (3118 Georgia Ave. NW)
6:30 p.m.

Guests will once again be able to sample a variety of Basque ciders poured straight from a cider barrel during this event hosted by ANXO Cidery and Pintxos Bar.

MidCity In Bloom Garden Party
Logan Hardware (1734 14th St. NW)

This event will feature a flash sale on tomato cages and select plants, ocally sourced smoothie samples by Relay Foods, a pottery raffle and a pop-up shop with Beverly Jones, Paper Traveler.

Tuesday, April 19

Michael Che
Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW)
7:30 p.m.

The comedian and host of SNL’s “Weekend Update” will perform stand-up. His first comedy special aired on Comedy Central last year.

Photo by Farrah Skeiky


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