Borderstan Blueprint (June 21-27)

by Alyse Mier June 20, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

rooftop silent disco

Borderstan Blueprint is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead across D.C. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out our event submission form.

For more events, be sure to check out our event calendar.


Washington D.C. Tell Your Story: Storytelling for Jobs and Business Opportunities
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library (1630 7th St. NW)
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Participants will learn how to create elevator pitches and brand statements, define professional identities and prepare for job interviews during this free workshop.


Capriotti’s 40th Anniversary
1800 M St. NW
All day

The sub chain will celebrate the company’s 40th birthday by slinging a year’s supply of Bobbie sandwiches to the first 100 customers through the door. The chain will also dole out cards worth one free sub to the next 50 guests in line and give away $2 coupons to everyone else who eats there that day.

WeWork K Street Opening Party
1875 K St. NW, 4th Floor
5-9 p.m.

Shared workspace WeWork is celebrating the opening of its new K Street location with food, activities and drinks.


Fete de la Musique
Dupont Circle Park
3:00-8 p.m.

Locals can gather in Dupont Circle park to celebrate the worldwide French holiday. The lineup for the free festival includes bands playing jazz music, music for kids and “international hits.” The event will also include French games like pétanque and other outdoor activities.

Pride in Preservation
The Heurich House Museum (1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW)
6-8 p.m.

This event will honor the National Park Service LGBTQ Heritage Initiative with a panel discussion. The event will be followed by a light reception where guests can explore the historic home of D.C. brewer Christian Heurich.


Rooftop Silent Disco
The Embassy Row Hotel (2015 Massachusetts Ave NW)
7-11:00 p.m.

Attendees can buy tickets to dance atop the Embassy Row Hotel to music only they can hear. The event features music pumped into wireless headphones by three DJs.


Shinola Block Party
Parking lot on R Street across from 1631 14th St. NW
3-8 p.m.

Detroit based retailer Shinola is hosting a party with food and music. Attendees can buy seasonal treats from the Dog Tag Bakery while listening to music from Greensky Bluegrass and local group Howard Gospel Choir during the event.


The Self Care Party
Dupont Circle Yoga (2032 P St. NW)
3-5 p.m.

Yoga instructor Annie Shiel Yoga will lead participants through vinyasa poses set to live music from local artists. This class is all levels and part of Shiel’s monthly Beats Pray Love series.


Ben Ehrenreich The Way to The Spring: Life and Death in Palestine
Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St NW)
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Journalist and author Ben Ehrenreich has reported from all over the U.S. and abroad. Next Monday, he’ll talk about his experiences at Busboys and Poets.

Photo via Facebook / Embassy Row Hotel


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