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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Georgian Table Cooking Class
Anthony Bowen YMCA (1325 W St. NW)
The recreation center will host a cooking class put on by The Georgian Table, a local blog dedicated to sharing the cuisine and culture of the country.
A People’s Choir Sing-Along: Cravings
DC9 (1940 9th St. NW)
A crowd of total strangers will meet to sing pop songs related to a particular theme. This month’s theme is “cravings,” or songs about longing and desire.
Queer Girl Movie Night: November Edition
Suns Cinema (3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW)
This month’s “Queer Girl Movie Night” at Mount Pleasant indie theater Suns Cinema will serve as a post-election “space to heal,” according to organizers. The movie night regularly highlights films that elevate queer women.
One Year Anniversary
CRISP Kitchen + Bar (1837 1st St. NW)
The Bloomingdale chicken restaurant and bar will celebrate its first birthday with $1 specials and shots and (presumably free) high fives.
Heurich House Museum (1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW)
The historic Dupont Circle mansion and museum is scheduled to hold a three-day holiday market beginning Friday afternoon. More than 40 local artisans and vendors will set up shop at the mansion to sell their wares.
The History and Politics of Gentrification in Mt. Pleasant
D.C. Public Library, Mt. Pleasant (3160 16th St. NW)
How did the neighborhood get its start? How did racial housing policy shape the neighborhood’s development? How is the neighborhood now being “sold” to the public? Scholars will help answer questions like these and more during this discussion.
Columbia Heights Tree Lighting Extravaganza
This year’s annual tree-lighting party will include complimentary cocoa, candy canes, carol and maybe even a visit from Santa.
Bell Multicultural High School (3101 16th St. NW)
During the festival, “a stellar group of local tamal makers” will dole out samples and compete to see who steams the best tamale.
Songbyrd Music Trivia
Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe (2477-2475 18th St. NW)
Songbyrd’s music experts are writing questions in anticipation of this music trivia event. “Stay tuned for more info, and in the meantime, brush up on your music knowledge,” the bar said on its Facebook page. “Wikipedia is a good resource.”
Photo via Facebook / The Georgian Table