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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Ward 1 National Night Out
Bruce Monroe Park (3000 Georgia Ave. NW) for the Third District
Residents in each of the seven districts can join the police tomorrow for some free food and activities, including a moon bounce, self-defense classes and basketball.
Sweet Summer Series
Pleasant Pops (1781 Florida Ave. NW)
Kids can enjoy frozen treats, crafts and PJ Library stories during this free event. Changes to the outdoor gathering will be posted on the event’s Facebook page if it gets canceled due to the weather.
Detox2Retox Yoga and Happy Hour
Colony Club (3118 Georgia Ave. NW)
Locals can pay $25 to join this happy hour event that includes an hour of power yoga followed by a glass of wine or beer at Colony Club’s bar.
Ward 1 Pool Party at Banneker
Banneker Recreation Center (2500 Georgia Ave. NW)
Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Brianne Nadeau will host a pool party for Ward 1 residents Wednesday. The councilmember will also be free to chat about local issues during the event, according to a press release.
Meryl Streep Stories
Rendezvous Lounge (2226 18th St. NW)
This free comedic show is set to feature various comedians, all of whom will share purportedly true stories of actress Meryl Streep.
The Trump Effect
WeWork K Street (1875 K St. NW)
How has Donald Trump changed the political landscape in the U.S.? This panel discussion on Trump’s leadership style will attempt to figure that out.
Libertarianism v.s. Conservatism
The Cato Institute (1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW)
This election year debate is set to have interns from the Cato Institute hash out whether libertarianism or conservatism is the best political philosophy. Seats are sure to fill up quickly, so be sure to register if interested.
National IPA Day
ChurchKey (1337 14th St. NW)
Churchkey will pour 11 “bold and bitter” brews during day honoring imperial pale ales. Included in the lineup is a new IPA from The Veil, Toof Ache, which is “heavily hopped with Simcoe, Mosaic, Columbus and finished with oranges,” as its Facebook page noted.
Solly’s (1942 11th St. NW)
8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Kostume Karaoke will bring the crazy costumes. Locals will bring the silly songs.
City Blossom, a nonprofit on urban farming and green space, scheduled its seventh annual basil potluck in Shaw this Friday. Local judges will also decide who made the best food.
Grilled Cheese Fest
Chef Portia Hunt’s seasonal Grilled Cheese Festival is back this week with locally-sourced and organic food as well as summer cocktails. Reservations are $55.
Bear Happy Hour
Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St. NW)
The first Friday this month means Town’s Bear Happy Hour, which features bear bingo and $4 drink specials until 11 p.m. The event will also include free pizza.
First Floor Open on First Friday
Heurich House Museum (1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW)
Locals can explore the historic Heurich House’s first floor for free during the monthly First Friday event in Dupont. Pop-up shops for pottery and designer bags are also set to be there.
Free Yoga in the Garden
Old City Farm and Guild (925 Rhode Island Ave)
CJ Fritts from Yoga District 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.
MidCity Dog Days
14th and U street corridors
Saturday and Sunday, times vary depending on when businesses open
Around 70 businesses are slated to bring deals to locals this weekend. The festival will start with a kick-off party at Miss Pixies (1626 14th St. NW) from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday.
DC Pavilion (1399 5th St. NE)
Woofstock is set to have dogs, beer, food trucks and live music for locals Friday evening. The festival is also slated to feature an animal adoption event and giveaways.
Discover Bolivia Party
Slipstream (1333 14th St. NW)
Slipstream will celebrate Bolivia’s Independence Day with deals on cocktails and Bolivian wine and Latin and Bolivian music for dancing.
Grand Opening Celebration
Craft Beer Cellar DC (301 H St. NE)
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Craft Beer Cellar’s grand opening on H Street is Friday. To celebrate the momentous occasion it’s giving away goody bags to the first 50 customers.
The Pig (1320 14th St. NW)
Monday, 5 p.m. to Sunday, Aug. 14 at 10 p.m.
The Pig will host a week-long affair with tomatoes starting Monday next week. The restaurant’s menu is set to feature the fresh tomatoes of the season from its own EatWell Farm.
Photo via Washington Human Society-Washington Animal Rescue League