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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Fall Flavors Cooking Class with From the Farmer
YMCA Anthony Bowen (1325 W St. NW)
Students can learn to make fall foods such as “an all natural pumpkin spice latte” during this cooking class. Tickets are $25 for YMCA and From the Farmer members and $35 for everyone else.
Banned Books Panel
Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St. NW)
Deb Heard, executive director of the Hurston/Wright Foundation and a former editor of the Washington Post Style page and Dana Williams, professor of African American literature and chair of the English department at Howard University, are scheduled talk about diversity, censorship and supporting authors in need of help.
The Big Hunt (1345 Connecticut Ave. NW)
Comedian Carlos Anthony will bring his stand-up act to the Big Hunt. Admission is free.
Funk and Fire Fundraiser
Old City Farm & Guild (925 Rhode Island Ave. NW)
Old City Farm and Guild will host Kung-Fu Lion Dancers and fire performers to raise money for a dance group to put on the first-ever, first full-length flow arts show in the District. Admission is $10.
Podcast Culture Presents: #PodcastDay Happy Hour 2016
Sudhouse (1340 U St. NW)
Sudhouse will celebrate Podcast Day with music, drinks and podcast trivia. Podcast hosts Cerrome Russell from the “Bad Advice Show” and Nicaila Matthews from “SideHustlePro” will run the party. Tickets are $20, which includes one drink ticket and podcast swag.
Adams Morgan (various locations)
Stoops and porches around Adams Morgan once again will become intimate venues for jazz, rock and other music. At 18th Street and Columbia Road NW, concertgoers can pick up maps to guide them around the shows.
Witches’ Night: Octoberween Celebration
Fantom Comics (2010 P St. NW)
9 p.m.-12 a.m.
The Dupont Circle comic book store will celebrate “all things spooky and scary” for “witches and magical women of all types,” according to a Facebook event post. Costumes are encouraged.
Fitness & Health Day in the Triangle
457 Massachusetts Ave. NW
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District will have neighborhood fitness and health businesses, live music and food.
Feed the Homeless at Franklin Park
Franklin Park (901 14th St. NW)
Locals are encouraged to bring food and clothes to help the homeless at Franklin Park.
Luther Place Memorial Church (1226 Vermont Ave. NW)
Luther Place Memorial Church will host a blessing for pets in front of the St. Francis door.
Photo via Facebook/Luther Place Memorial Church