Borderstan Blueprint (Aug. 30-Sept. 5)
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.
Adams Morgan Day Fundraiser: All Night Happy Hour
Roofers Union (2446 18th St. NW)
A $10 donation for the Adams Morgan Day festivities next month will come with happy hour specials.
Nellie’s Drag Bingo Benefit for The Trevor Project
Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St. NW)
LGBT advocacy group AGLA and Mr. Gay Arlington Matthew Jay Kelly will have a drag bingo to raise money for The Trevor Project, a suicide hotline for gay youth.
The Facebook Monologues
Rendezvous Lounge (2226 18th St. NW)
D.C. comedians will use what they find on Facebook to create a show.
Precious Goods D.C. Monthly Care Package Assembly Mixer
Red Rocks (1036 Park Road NW)
Locals will grab drinks and put together packages of feminine hygiene products for women in need.
A Fat Wreck: a Punk-U-Mentary
The Howard Theatre (620 T St. NW)
Howard Theatre will screen a movie on the founding of Fat Wreck Chords by Fat Mike of the punk band NOFX and his ex-wife, Erin Kelly-Burkett.
Perfect Pickles: Hands-On Pickle Making
Common Good City Farm (415 V St. NW)
Common Good City Farm will host a pickling workshop.
Grapes with the Apes
National Zoo (3001 Connecticut Ave. NW)
Zoo visitors can hang out with apes and drink some wine. Tickets start at $50 for Friends of the National Zoo members and $65 for non-members.
Chinese Tea Ceremony
Confucius Institute U.S. Center (1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW)
Tea expert Andrew Bittan will share his insights on brewing and have some tea to share.
Labor Day Silent Dance
The Embassy Row Hotel (2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW)
A silent dance party will come to the Dupont Circle hotel.
Bey vs. Jay
Rock & Roll Hotel (1353 H St. NE)
DJs Basscamp and The Lothario will spin Beyonce and Jay Z hits.
Sparkle DC Queer Open Mic presents (Sam)ira Obeid
Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St. NW)
LGBT poet and activist Sam(ira) Obeid will take the stage at the 14th Street corridor restaurant.
Pansaari is TWO!
Pansaari (1603 17th St. NW)
The Indian restaurant will have a celebratory happy hour with food and drink specials.
The Super Hero And Super Villains Party
The Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyon St. NW)
The bar will have villain- and hero-inspired drinks and a costume party.
Photo via Smithsonian’s National Zoo