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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Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St. NW)
Drag queens will lead a spirited game of bingo during this weekly event. The U Street bar will also donate a dollar for every Nellie’s beer sold to D.C. Shockers Softball.
Ward 2, 8 Day at National Building Museum
National Building Museum (401 F St. NW)
Residents of two wards will be able to explore the museum’s newest exhibit, “Icebergs,” for free. The new exhibit has been dubbed “a fantastical glacial sea designed by landscape architects.”
Adams Morgan Day Benefit Concert
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (2477-2475 18th St. NW)
Four bands will play music in an effort to raise money for next month’s Adams Morgan Day celebration.
D.C. Bike Party: Bikes on the Beach
Cyclists clad in goggles, floaties and swimsuits will ride from Dupont Circle to Cantina Marina in Southwest while blasting music and tossing water balloons.
Cover Crops for Gardens
Raymond Recreation Center (3725 10th St. NW)
Attendees will learn how to grow cover crops during this free informational session from the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation. What are cover crops? “Cover crops slow erosion, improve soil health, smother weeds, enhance nutrient and moisture availability, help control pests, and bring a host of other benefits to your garden,” according to the event’s organizers.
1460 Wallmountables Happy Hour
DC Arts Center
Local artists who participated in this year’s “Wallmountables” exhibition will be on hand to mingle with attendees and sell their artwork.
Rebellion (1836 18th St. NW)
The bar and restaurant will host a whiskey tasting that includes a flight of Bulleit whiskey, appetizers and “whiskey wisdom” from an expert.
DGS Delicatessen (1317 Connecticut Ave. NW)
Pitmaster Rob Sonderman, formerly of DCity Smokehouse, is slated to help prepare a menu of smoked brisket, chicken and ribs, plus pastrami baked beans, slow braised greens, sweet corn and other summer barbecue mainstays.
Back to School Beat the Streets
14th Street and Clifton Terrace NW
Attendees can jump on a moon bounce, listen to music, try rock climbing and eat free food during this annual event put on by D.C. Police.
Schlafly Tap Takeover
Pizzeria Paradiso (2003 P St. NW)
The St. Louis brewery is scheduled to showcase some of its most popular brews — including Schlafly Pumpkin Ale — during this tap takeover event.
Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW)
Count your blessings during this faux-religious live comedy show.
Bear Happy Hour
Rock & Roll Hotel (1353 H St NE)
Drink specials, disco music and “nonsense” abound at this weekly happy hour on H Street.
#FirstWorldProblems: Power of Positive Drinking
Right Proper Brewing Company Brookland Production House (920 Girard St. NE)
“Maybe the cell reception in your new villa is only two bars. Or maybe the roll of extra cushy, four-ply toilet paper you just bought won’t fit in your bathroom dispenser. Sometimes it feels like even though everything is stacked in your favor, the world is still out to get you. And we now we’re also gathering D.C.’s finest comedians to offer some advice for you on how to cope with being pretty, privileged and yet still ultimately besieged by thousands of life’s little inconveniences.”
Hey Frase Podcast Taping
DC Improv (1140 Connecticut Ave. NW)
Local media personality Sarah Fraser will host two live tapings of her podcast, “Hey Frase,” in Dupont this weekend. Audiences should expect funny anecdotes and pop culture opinions that can get a little outrageous.
Belly Dance Carnival
Source Theatre (1835 14th St. NW)
Sahara Dance is scheduled to “present a magical evening of revelry, music and dance” on 14th Street. Attendees can redeem their program after the show for a free intro to belly dancing session.
Beekeeping II: Production Mode
Common Good City Farm (415 V St. NW)
This informational session is aimed at teaching attendees all about bee colonies in full swing. The class will include honey samples and information about the honeybee’s life cycle.
14th Street Burger Battle Royale
Cafe Saint-Ex (1847 14th St. NW)
Only one restaurant in the 14th Street corridor makes the best burgers. The voting public can decide which one it is during the inaugural 14th Street Burger Battle Royale.
Photo courtesy Cafe Saint-Ex