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.
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Choose Your Nuit Du Champagne Experience
Sofitel Washington, D.C. (806 15th St. NW)
An evening with chocolate, cheese and champagne pairings. DJ Super Jaimie will spin tunes and a caviar and champagne workshop will be held in the VIP Lounge.
Eat Well DC’s Stand With Orlando & Fight Back for Sanity Fundraiser
Commissary (1443 P St. NW)
Open bar, hors d’oeuvres and food from Eatwell Restaurants Logan Tavern, Grillfish, The Pig and Commissary. All of the proceeds will go to victims and families of the mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando.
Happy Hour at Shaw’s Tavern
Shaw’s Tavern (520 Florida Ave. NW)
This happy hour supports local nonprofit New Endeavors by Women. Guest speakers will share their experiences about the organization. Happy hour specials include half-priced pizza and burgers.
Movie Trivia with Joey Showbiz
Suns Cinema (3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW)
Suns Cinema will host a trivia night “in honor of Kathy Bates’s 68th birthday.” Prizes include $15 or $30 off your tab. Trivia begins at 8 p.m., but attendees should get there earlier for seats and drinks.
New Belgium Fat Tire and Friends
Jack Rose Dining Saloon (2007 18th St. NW)
New Belgium celebrates its 25th anniversary with the release of five collaboration beers reimagining its flagship beer, Fat Tire Amber Ale. Fat Tire, alongside 4 of the 5 collaboration drafts will be available for $5 each.
Yoga in the Park Fundraiser for Orlando’s GLBT Center
Meridian Hill Park (2330 15th St. NW)
The community yoga class will support Orlando’s GLBT Center. A $5 donation is recommended and all proceeds will support Stonewall Sport’s national fundraising initiative for the GLBT Center in central Orlando.
The Poverty Industry: The Exploration of America’s Most Vulnerable Citizens
Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St. NW)
Daniel L. Hatcher, law professor at the University of Baltimore, will talk about how “consultants and entrepreneurs of for-profit agencies themselves benefit from government programs.”
Dave Holmes for Party of One
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe (1517 Connecticut Ave. NW)
Former MTV VJ Dave Holmes will talk with Linda Holmes, host and editor of NPR’s Monkey see blog. They’ll discuss his new memoir “Party of One,” the story of an “outsider fumbling towards self-acceptance.”
Jokes at JR’s
JR’s Bar (1519 17th St. NW)
Comics Brock Snyder, Ross Benoit, Kasha Patel, Pete Musto, Wes Martens, Jenn Tisdale and Sampson McCormickso will entertain crowds and make them say “ha ha ha,” the noises generally associated with human laughter
Queer Brown Voices Author Talk
Mt. Pleasant Public Library (3160 16th St. NW)
Latina/o LGBT activists will talk during this special Queer Brown Voices Author Talk. This event is part of part of D.C. Public Library’s Pride month programming.
Fabio’s Whole Foods Market DC Takeover
Whole Foods (1440 P St. NW)
12 noon-2:oo p.m.
Former “Top Chef” contestant and Italian chef Fabio Viviani will hold tasting of his new wine collection.
Farragut Fridays: Japanese Games in the Park
Farragut Park (17th and I streets NW)
The Japan Information and Culture Center will host origami sessions along with kendama, a traditional Japanese game that tests your hand eye coordination.
You, Me, Them, Everybody Live
The Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyon St. NW)
You, Me, Them, Everybody is a podcast, created by Brandon Wetherbee, regularly recorded in front of an audience.
Music to Celebrate the Second of July
Anderson House (2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW)
David and Ginger Hildebrand of the Colonial Music Institute will perform 18th-century songs in costume with period instruments.