Borderstan Blueprint (July 19-25)

by Alyse Mier July 18, 2016 at 5:30 pm 0

Photo via Pansaari

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.


Ward 1, 6 Night at National Building Museum’s “Icebergs”
National Building Museum (401 F St. NW)
9-11 a.m.

Ward 1 and 6 residents can get free access to the National Building Museum’s newest exhibit. Residents must present a valid I.D. to prove where they live.

Grand Opening of Share Space D.C.
Share Space D.C. (2121 14th St. NW)
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Share Space D.C. will open a free co-working space located inside of Mulebone. The grand opening event will include complimentary coffee and morning meditation.


REI Summer Screen: O Brother Were Art Thou
Storey Park (1005 1st St. NE)
7 p.m.

Lawn chairs and singing are encouraged for this outdoor movie.

Alternative Grain Bread Making
Raymond Recreation Center and Computer Lab (3725 10t St. NW)
6:30-8:30 p.m

This lecture aims to show attendees how to bake bread with different kinds of flour The class will be lead by Lyssa Houser, the Garden and Cooking Educator for the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation

My Little Sweet Pea
Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan (1150 18th St. NW)
6:30-9 p.m.

The Japanese Information & Culture Center will host a screening of “My Little Sweet Pea.” a Japanese film about an anime fan dealing with the death of her mother.

Introduction to Indian Cooking
Pansaari (1603 17th St. NW)
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Pansaari will hold a cooking class centered around the basics of Indian cooking. The demonstration will be followed by a tasting of the dishes that were prepared during the class.


Exiles Grand Opening to Celebrate the New Sign
Exiles Bar (1610 U St.)
7 p.m.-2 a.m.

Newly opened U Street bar Exiles will celebrate the installation fo its new sign by holding a grand opening party with live music, drinks and samplers from Chef Emer’s new menu.

The Anti Watch Party
Sudhouse (1340 U St. NW)
6:30-9:39 p.m.

The Alliance For Justice Action Campaign is set to host an “anti watch party” on the final night of the Republican National Convention.

Hemingway’s 117th Birthday
5 p.m.
Bar Pilar (1833 14th St. NW)

Bar Pilar will throw a birthday party centered around a food and drink menu inspired by Ernest Hemingway on what would’ve been his 117th birthday.


Free Yoga in the Garden
Old City Farm and Guild (925 Rhode Island Ave)
6-7 p.m.

Eric Schwartz from the Capital Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness is scheduled to lead a free yoga class for practitioners of all levels. Attendees should bring their own mat, a water bottle and love for nature.

No Scrubs: ’90s Dance Party
9:30 Club (815 V St. NW)
9 p.m.-12 a.m.

This ’90s inspired dance party began in 2003 by friends and DJ partners Will Eastman and Brian Billion. The friends and local DJs will gather again this week to play such ’90s artists as Salt N Pepa, Nirvana and Ace of Base.

CoHi Talent Night
The Table Church Columbia Heights (1459 Columbia Rd NW)
7:30-9:30 p.m.

Columbia Heights residents will gather to share their talents with the community. A keyboard, microphones and refreshments will be provided for all attendees.


D.C. Zinefest 2016
St. Stephen & Incarnation Episcopal Church (1525 Newton St. NW)
11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Local artists will set up shop in Columbia Heights this weekend as part of an annual exhibition celebrating small press books and zines.


Crabs and Crushes
Alfie’s (3301 Georgia Ave NW)
12 p.m.-9 p.m.

Attendees can pay a flat fee for all-you-can-eat crabs and drink specials. Alfie’s will also serve rotisserie chicken and burgers.


Lamont Street Collective SciFi Fantasy Night
439 Park Rd NW
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Join the Lamont Street Collective for its SciFi Fantasy Night at its new location in Park View. The event will include a short story session and a screening of Miyazaki’s “Princess Mononoke.”

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