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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Grand Opening Celebration
Adams Morgan Ace Hardware (1704 Columbia Road NW)
The hardware store will have free food and drinks and other giveaways, along with a 20 percent discount on all of its products, to celebrate its opening.
To Eat or Not Eat Meat (and How?)
Friends Meeting House (2111 Florida Ave. NW)
The Opening Heart Mindfulness Community will have a panel discussion with an animal rights activist, cookbook author and others on what to eat to stay healthy.
Meditate the Vote
Jewish Community Center (1529 16th St. NW)
Sister Jenna, founder of the Meditation Museum and host of the “America Meditating Radio Show,” will have “an evening of non-partisan community building through meditation,” according to an event announcement.
Kingfisher (1414 14th St. NW)
The subterranean 14th Street corridor bar will host its first trivia night.
DC Bike Party’s True Colors Ride
Dupont Circle Fountain
The DC Bike Party ride around the District will be back with cyclists who “blend in or contrast with the sunset in all the colors of the rainbow (all one tone is okay too!)” according to a Facebook event post.
The Summer Camp Show
The Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyon St. NW)
The Columbia Heights bar will have summer camp-themed comedy, songs and crafts.
Happy Hour to Support Casa Ruby
Uproar Lounge & Restaurant (639 Florida Ave. NW)
The gay bar will have a happy hour to raise money for Casa Ruby, a nonprofit organization that helps members of the LGBT community.
El Tamarindo (1785 Florida Ave. NW)
Artist David Amoroso will paint during musical and poetic performances.
Free Yoga in the Garden
Old City Farm and Guild (925 Rhode Island Ave. NW)
Yogis will have the chance to roll out a mat and work on their poses outdoors.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Outdoor Movie
Tubman Elementary School Field (3101 13th St. NW)
The newest addition to the “Stars Wars” movie franchise will play under the stars in Columbia Heights.
“East Coast Grow” Screening
Suns Cinema (3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW)
The creators of “East Coast Grow” will host a screening of their “dramatic comedy series,” which chronicles the District’s marijuana industry.
An Evening of Humorous Readings
DC9 Nightclub (1940 9th St. NW)
Local humorists will read their best work live on stage during this monthly event. This month’s show is hosted by Jon Wolper and will include readings by Molly Woods Murchie, Gary Almeter, Eena Ruffini and Justin Droms.
Barre3 14th Street at Meridian Hill Park
Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park
A fitness studio on 14th Street plans to host a free exercise event in Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park with music, giveaways and a free barre fitness class.
Oktoberfest at Heurich House
Heurich House (1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW)
The event will feature mugs of beer from local brewers such as DC Brau, Atlas Brew Works and Hellbender. The party will also have German-style soft pretzels from Das Pretzel Haus, grilled sausages from 13th Street Meats, and sauerkraut and pickles from Number 1 Sons.
H Street Festival
H Street between 4th and 14th streets NE
The annual H Street Festival is scheduled to return with beer and liquor gardens, Pokemon Go lounges, go-go music and BBQ, among other attractions.
MPD Community Bike Ride
The ride — which is slated to occur rain or shine — begins at Logan Circle and takes cyclists through a three-mile course that spans the neighborhoods of Dupont and Logan.
Photo via Facebook/H Street Festival