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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Punchlines at The Pinch
The Pinch (3548 14th St. NW)
The neighborhood bar known for hosting karaoke and live music will put on an open mic night with no cover charge for attendees.
Mary Karr: The Art of the Memoir
Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St. NW)
Author Mary Karr will discuss her book “The Art of the Memoir,” which chronicles her life as a memoir writer, her upbringing, her marriage and her struggle to become a writer.
Market Crash: Squirt 2
The Big Board (421 H St. NE)
The H Street bar will arm its patrons with squirt guns for a friendly water fight to close out the summer.
Perfect Liars Club
Bier Baron Tavern (1523 22nd St. NW)
Doors at 5:30 p.m.
Four performers will tell tales, but only three of them are telling the truth. Can members of the audience spot the liar in the group?
Mt. Pleasant Library (3160 16th St. NW)
Attendees can learn how to make their own self-published zines during this monthly event.
Socialism and Labor: The History of the Labor Movement
Shaw Library (1630 7th St. NW)
Learn about socialism and how it relates to the history of the labor movement.
D.C. Floodraiser for Relief
Little Miss Whiskey’s (1104 H St. NE)
Louisiana ex-pats will help raise money for flood victims during this “Floodraiser Fête” on H Street.
Homecoming at Suns Cinema
Suns Cinema (3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW)
Music, dancing and spiked punch planned for this post-college homecoming party in Mount Pleasant.
Movie Night: Luv Shuv tey Chicken Khurana
Pansaari (1603 17th St. NW)
Locals can gather for a free screening of this 2012 comedy film about a family looking to recreate a chicken curry recipe to restore their small restaurant to its former glory.
Nerd Nite D.C.
DC9 (1940 9th St. NW)
Speakers will educate attendees on a variety of “nerdy” subjects that include chocolate, biology and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Canteen (2100 M St. NW)
Bartenders will pour 20 brews meant to be paired alongside tacos from Red Apron Butcher’s Nate Anda. The event will also include T-shirt giveaways and a raffle.
Mixtape Eight-Year Anniversary Party
9:30 Club (815 V St. NW)
One of D.C.’s longest-running gay dance parties will hold its eight-year anniversary with a mix of house, electro, indie pop music.
Adams Morgan Day
18th Street NW in Adams Morgan
Adams Morgan’s annual neighborhood festival is slated to bring crowds to 18th Street NW for food, music, art and games this weekend.
Black Cat 23rd Anniversary
Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW)
Music at 7:30 p.m.
Free pinball, games and popcorn for all who help Black Cat staffers celebrate the venue’s 23rd anniversary.