Borderstan Blueprint (July 12-18)

by Courtney Brown July 11, 2016 at 4:55 pm 0

Black Squirrel interior, photo courtesy of Amy Bowman

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.


District Trivia
Exiles (1610 U St. NW)
7:30 p.m.

Exiles will host its first trivia night from District Trivia. Competitors who win Tuesday’s trivia night will receive a free pass to District Trivia’s Tournament of Champions finals.

Capitoline Frappe Takeover
2 Birds 1 Stone (1800 14th St. NW)
6-8 p.m.

Local business Capitoline Vermouth will to introduce its new dry vermouth during the bar’s frappe hour Tuesday.

Radiator Luau
Radiator DC (1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW)
5-11:30 p.m.

The Logan Circle bar will throw a luau and pig roast on its patio with $3 beer and cocktail specials.

Scandal: Stories About Secrets, Double-Crossing, Double-Lives
Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St. NW)
8 p.m.

Ten storytellers are set to take the stage at Town Danceboutique to tell stories of people double-crossing one another or otherwise being scandalous.

The History of Games
Shaw Library (1630 7th St. NW)
6:30 p.m. 

This free session will look at human civilization through the lenses of historical board games like backgammon and chess.


Disney Open Mic Night
Cobalt (1639 R St. NW)
8-11 p.m.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington is hosting a Disney-centric open mic night. Patrons will be able to belt out their favorite tunes in the company of fellow Disney fans.


Art & Education for Ugandan Youth
Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St. NW)
6-9 p.m.

Nonprofit organization Freedom in Creation’s fundraiser to benefit war-affected children in Uganda will include an art exhibition, live music, a silent auction, fair trade jewelry and snacks, according to a press release.

The Art of Paper Cut Outs
The Lemon Bowl DC (3015 Georgia Ave. NW)
6-8 p.m.

Attendees can learn make paper cut outs while experimenting with different types of paper and techniues

Learn About Indian Spices
Pansaari (1603 17th St. NW)
6:30-8:30 p.m.

This interactive class will focus on using Indian spices for various dishes. The event will also cover the spices’ supposed health benefits.


Pop That: A 2000 & Now Dance Party
9:30 Club (815 V St. NW)
9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

DJs will spin music from the new millennium to now. Expect samplings from Yeezy, Disclosure, Lil Jon, MIA, Fetty Wap and others.

The Black Squirrel (2427 8th St. NW)
Friday at 4 p.m. to Saturday at 3 a.m.
Bartenders at the Adams Morgan bar will pour six holiday beers and serve Christmas cookies.
Walls of Books (3325 Georgia Ave. NW)
7-9 p.m.
This event includes the release of poet Marlena Lynne’s collection, “On That One-Way Trip to Mars,” along with drinks, snacks and readings from local writers Tara Campbell, Meg Eden, Grace Pasco and Tyler Vile.


Girls Rock Summer Camp Showcase
9:30 Club (815 V St. NW)
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Girls Rock! D.C. Campers have prepared for this Saturday’s show by learning instruments, forming bands and writing songs. Here’s your chance to pay tribute to their newfound rock prowess.

Rev909: Daft Punk/French House Tribute & Indie Dance Classics
U Street Music Hall (1115 U St. NW)
10 p.m.

This recurring event will bring Daft Punk and French House music to U Street Music Hall.

Learn to Circus Hoop
Meridian Hill Park (2330 15th St. NW)
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Locals can bring a hula hoop, a bottle of water and a yoga mat to burn off some calories while practicing circus style tricks with dance movements. The class begins with a yoga-inspired warmup.


Sing-Along: Throwback Monday
DC9 Nightclub (1940 9th St. NW)
7:30-10:30 p.m.

A crowd of strangers will all sing in unison during this event. The singing starts around 8 p.m.

Garden Open Mic
Bloombars (3222 11th St. NW)
8 p.m.

“DC’s only weekly variety open mic” will showcase poetry, music, comedy and storytelling.

Photo courtesy of Amy Bowman


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