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by Borderstan.com — September 26, 2016 at 6:15 pm 0

St. Francis door (Photo via Facebook/Luther Place Memorial Church)

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.

Tuesday

Fall Flavors Cooking Class with From the Farmer
YMCA Anthony Bowen (1325 W St. NW)
7-9 p.m.

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)
8 p.m.

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.

Wednesday

Underground Comedy
The Big Hunt (1345 Connecticut Ave. NW)
8-10 p.m

Comedian Carlos Anthony will bring his stand-up act to the Big Hunt. Admission is free.

Friday

Funk and Fire Fundraiser
Old City Farm & Guild (925 Rhode Island Ave. NW)
8-10 p.m.

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)
7-10 p.m.

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.

Saturday

PorchFest
Adams Morgan (various locations)
2-6 p.m.

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.

Sunday

Feed the Homeless at Franklin Park
Franklin Park (901 14th St. NW)
12-3 p.m.

Locals are encouraged to bring food and clothes to help the homeless at Franklin Park.

Pet Blessing
Luther Place Memorial Church (1226 Vermont Ave. NW)
2-3 p.m.

Luther Place Memorial Church will host a blessing for pets in front of the St. Francis door.

Photo via Facebook/Luther Place Memorial Church

by Tim Regan — September 23, 2016 at 4:45 pm 0

Shaw Metro sunset BRIEF

So, it’s officially fall. Time for Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Pumpkin Ales? (In this reporter’s opinion, no. Never. It’s never time for that.)

Though we’ve had summery weather all week (today included), it might actually feel like fall this weekend. Both Saturday and Sunday will see highs in the 70s and lows in the high 50s, according to the National Weather Service.

Here’s what else you need to know to make the most of your weekend:

Have a good one!

 

by Tim Regan — September 19, 2016 at 5:20 pm 0

Town Danceboutique 2016

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.

Tuesday

Cheese Tasting
Glen’s Garden Market Shaw (1924 8th St. NW)
6:30-8:39 p.m.

Glen’s Garden Market’s “cheesemonger,” Kurt Schewe, is scheduled to host a class on several cheeses of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. During the class, attendees will sample cheese alongside local beer, wine and cider pairings.

Paint like Picasso
ArtJamz (1728 Connecticut Ave. NW)
7-9 p.m.

Locals curious how Picasso became famous for painting like a “three-year-old” can learn the painter’s secrets during this class. 

Wednesday

Astronomy on Tap
DC9 Nightclub (1940 9th St. NW)
8-10 p.m.

Amateur astronomers can quaff beers while learning about the heavens above. The event includes three discussions on interstellar topics such as “Aliens: The Science Behind the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence” and “Earthlike, schmearthlike – what’s the deal with Proxima B?”

J-Film: The Birth of Sake
Japan Information and Culture Center (1150 18th St. NW, Suite 100)
6:30-9 p.m.

Learn how artisans ply their trade at a 144-year-old brewery in Japan during this film screening. Patrons can also sample the sake produced at the film’s brewery after the event.

Thursday

Queer Girl Movie Night: Back to School Edition
Suns Cinema (3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW)
8-11 p.m.

Indie theater Suns Cinema will screen “Loving Annabelle” during this event. “We want to focus on the representation of queer women in film, but this does not limit who is invited to this space,” organizers said. “People of all genders, sexualities, and presentations are welcome.”

Cook Korean Author Talk and Demonstration
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library (1630 7th St. NW)
7-10 p.m.

Graphic novel artist and author Robin Ha will talk about her new illustrated recipe book, “Cook Korean,” and demonstrate a few cooking tips.

Friday

Mind, Body and Spirits: A Yoga Happy Hour
Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St. NW)
5-7 p.m.

Patrons can bend their bodies then imbibe some spirits during this yoga event.

Saturday

Town and Country
Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St. NW)
6:30 p.m.

Want to learn to line dance? Here’s your chance. Every other Saturday, D.C. Rawhides hosts this event of line dancing and socializing with lessons for all who want them.

Princess
9:30 Club (815 V St. NW)
Doors at 7 p.m.

Gretchen Lieberum and “Saturday Night Live” star Maya Rudolph channel Prince during this cover band performance.

by Andrew Ramonas — September 16, 2016 at 5:05 pm 0

H Street Festival (Photo via Facebook/H Street Festival)

The annual H Street Festival is here this weekend.

Rain isn’t expected to dampen the festivities Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Partly sunny skies should bring temperatures in the lower 80s to the area. But on Sunday, a chance of rain is in the forecast, with highs likely in the mid 80s.

Here’s what else you need to know to make the most of your weekend:

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by Tim Regan — September 9, 2016 at 4:35 pm 0

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Though the summer is basically gone, it’s still hot out there. And this weekend will be no exception.

Luckily, District spray parks set to close for the season this week will stay open through Sunday.

There’s a slight chance the D.C.-are will get some rain Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to hit the upper 90s Saturday and mid 80s Sunday.

Here’s what else you need to know to make the most of your weekend:

  • Adams Morgan’s annual neighborhood festival, Adams Morgan Day, is slated to bring crowds to 18th Street NW for food, music, art and games Sunday.
  • ANC 1B, the neighborhood commission that represents parts of U Street, Shaw, Columbia Heights and LeDroit Park, will hold a community cleanup day at Girard St. Park (15th and Girard St. NW) at 11:00 a.m. Saturday. Organizers will provide tools, water, and free ANC shirts.
  • Another neighborhood cleanup will happen at the 26th Street Park (26th St. NW at the foot of Queen Anne’s Lane NW) in Foggy Bottom Saturday at noon.
  • Pooches can plunge into Francis Pool at 2435 N St. NW Saturday as part of the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation’s eighth annual Doggie Day Swim, according to the agency. The festivities are scheduled to run from noon to 4 p.m.
  • Stead Park (16th and P streets NW) will have a free concert Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
  • Costumed characters are set to gather at several Dupont Circle bars Saturday during a superhero-themed bar crawl event.

Have a good weekend, everyone!

by Tim Regan — September 6, 2016 at 4:50 pm 0

Black Cat

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.

Tuesday

Punchlines at The Pinch
The Pinch (3548 14th St. NW)
9 p.m.

The neighborhood bar known for hosting karaoke and live music will put on an open mic night with no cover charge for attendees.

Wednesday

Mary Karr: The Art of the Memoir
Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St. NW)
6:30 p.m.

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)
9 p.m.

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?

Thursday

Zine Lab
Mt. Pleasant Library (3160 16th St. NW)
6:30 p.m.

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)
7 p.m.

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)
6 p.m.

Louisiana ex-pats will help raise money for flood victims during this “Floodraiser Fête” on H Street.

Friday

Homecoming at Suns Cinema
Suns Cinema (3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW)
7:30 p.m.

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)
6:30 p.m.

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.

Saturday

Nerd Nite D.C.
DC9 (1940 9th St. NW)
6 p.m.

Speakers will educate attendees on a variety of “nerdy” subjects that include chocolate, biology and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Snallygaster Pre-Party
Canteen (2100 M St. NW)
1 p.m.

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)
11 p.m.

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.

Sunday

Adams Morgan Day
18th Street NW in Adams Morgan
All Day

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.

by Andrew Ramonas — September 2, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

Banneker Pool (Photo via Instagram/D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation)

Time is running out to take one last dip in the District’s public pools in West End and near Howard University before they are set to close for the season.

The Banneker Pool (2500 Georgia Ave. NW) and Francis Pool (2435 N St. NW) are scheduled to shut down Monday at 6 p.m., according to the Department of Parks and Recreation.

There’s a 30 percent chance the area will get some rain Saturday and Sunday and possibly “tropical storm conditions” from Tropical Storm Hermine Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to hit the upper 70s Saturday and Sunday and mid 80s Monday.

Here’s what else you need to know to make the most of your Labor Day weekend:

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by Andrew Ramonas — August 26, 2016 at 4:45 pm 0

Goat (Photo courtesy of D.C. State Fair)

D.C isn’t a state (yet). But that isn’t stopping locals from holding a state fair in NoMa Sunday.

If you go to check out the fair’s animals, mumbo sauce cook-off and “best bud” pot growing contest, you might want sunscreen and sunglasses. Sunny skies are expected to prevail throughout the weekend, with high temperatures in the upper 80s or lower 90s, according to the National Weather Service.

Here’s what else you need to know to make the most of your weekend:

Photo courtesy of D.C. State Fair

by Tim Regan — August 22, 2016 at 4:30 pm 0

Crowds braved the wet weather to attend

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.

Tuesday

The Lookout Presents: Live a Little
The Howard Theatre (620 T St. NW)
7 p.m.

Attendees can watch four locally made movies from members of District film collective The Lookout D.C.

Outdoor Movie Night
NoMa Junction at Storey Park (1005 First St. NE)
7 p.m.

Exhibitors will screen films from the 2015 D.C. Adventure Film Festival. The event is free, and attendees can bring along chairs, blankets and coolers.

A People’s Choir Sing-Along: Questions and Commands
DC9 (1940 9th St. NW)
7:30 p.m.

A crowd of total strangers will meet to sing pop sings and drown their sorrows. Each month, the group belts out tunes related to a particular theme. This month’s theme is “questions and commands,” meaning the songs must have a question or a command in the title.

Kung Fu + Hip Hop: Can I Kick It?
Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe (2477-2475 18th St. NW)
6 p.m.

DJ 2-Tone Jones will spin music to score a screening of the martial arts classic “Method Man.” 

Wednesday

Louisiana Flood Relief Fundraiser
The Front Page (1333 New Hampshire Ave. NW)
6 p.m.

The bar will host a happy hour from the Louisiana State Society of Washington, D.C. to raise money for the victims of the recent flooding disaster in south Louisiana.

Icebergs Late Night: Teacher Appreciation
National Building Museum (401 F St. NW)
6 p.m.

Teachers at K-12 schools will be able to explore the museum’s newest exhibit, “Icebergs,” for free.

Dupont Circle Quizzo
Shake Shack (1216 18th St. NW)
7 p.m.

Locals will gather for a rousing session of Quizzo, a trivia game popularized in Philly and D.C. bars in the ’90s.

Cult Classic Wednesday: The Big Lebowski
Atlas Arcade (1236 H St. NE)
8:30 p.m.

The H Street bar will host a screening of The Big Lebowski and sell The Dude’s favorite drink, white russians, at a discount.

Food Preservation Recipes and Demonstrations
Raymond Recreation Center (3725 10th St. NW)
6:30 p.m.

The executive director of national nonprofit Food Recovery Network will lead attendees through basic food preservation and canning techniques. The event is free and hosted by D.C.’s Department of Parks and Recreation.

Thursday

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 2 Viewing Party
Number Nine (1435 P St. NW)
8 p.m.

Fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race are slated to gather around glowing televisions at this Logan Circle gay bar and cheer on their favorite queens from seasons past.

Beyond Bernie: Creating a Party of the 99%
Shaw Library (1630 7th St NW)
7 p.m.

District socialists will meet to talk about the future of the left after the end of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.

Learn How to Make Kombucha
Pansaari (1603 17th St. NW)
6:30 p.m.

Learn how to make the fermented beverage in a variety of flavors. All attendees will leave with a starter to make their own kombucha at home.

Friday

Silent Dance Party
Washington Monument
7:30 p.m.

With Love DC, the organization known for organizing the silent disco in Dupont Circle, is hosting yet another quiet dance party.

Hot in Herre: 2000s Dance Party
9:30 Club (815 V St. NW)
9 p.m.

The party will have music from Ludacris, Destiny’s Child, Jay-Z, Outkast and Shakira, courtesy of DJs Will Eastman and Brian Billion.

BloominGays: Movie Night
Crispus Attucks Park (Crispus Attucks Court NW)
8 p.m.

Locals can bring food, beverages, blankets and chairs to this free screening of “Coming to America” in Bloomingdale’s Crispus Attucks Park.

Saturday

17th Street Festival
17th Street Corridor
Noon

The annual 17th Street festival will include a “few new things this year,” like a costumed dog parade, a mariachi band and a Chinese dragon dancer, said Bill McLeod, executive director of Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets, the organization putting on this year’s event.

Shaw Community Portrait
Wonderbread Building (641 S St. NW)
1 p.m.

Shaw business owners, workers and residents can join this neighborhood group photo of up to 150 people. The photo will then be printed as a building-sized banner and displayed publicly in Shaw during an upcoming arts festival, organizers said.

National Dog Day
Shinola (1631 14th St. NW)
3-8 p.m.

The retailer on 14th Street will host a dog-treat bar with “a variety of treats to all four-legged friends.” All who visit the store that day will also receive complimentary red, white and blue dog bandanas.

District Arcade Expo
Bravo! Bravo! (1001 Connecticut Ave. NW)
Noon

Locals are set to have the chance to rescue space animals, fight zombies and go on other quests for free during a gathering of D.C. video game developers and players downtown this month.

Sunday

D.C. State Fair
NoMa Junction at Storey Park (1005 First St. NE)
11 a.m.

This year’s fair will bring with it all the usual attractions of a state fair: heaviest vegetable contests, food and music, live animals. But the fair will also have a mumbo sauce cook-off, eating contests and a “best bud” marijuana growing contest.

Monday

Writing Workshop
The Potter’s House (1658 Columbia Road NW)
6 p.m.

This writing workshop will give attendees the opportunity to talk about who they’d like to see as the next president and what they’d like that person to accomplish in office.

Photo courtesy of Luis Gomez

by Andrew Ramonas — August 19, 2016 at 4:30 pm 0

Bei Bei (Photo via Instagram/Smithsonian's National Zoo)

The National Zoo’s newest giant panda is having a first birthday party this weekend, complete with “panda-friendly frozen cakes.”

Birthday boy Bei Bei, along with the zoo’s other pandas, are scheduled to chow down on the treats Saturday afternoon.

If you visit the bears, you might have to dodge a thunderstorm or shower Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. But otherwise, the day should be mostly sunny, with the temperature rising to the lower 90s. On Sunday, showers and thunderstorms are expected in the area, where the temperature likely will get up to the upper 80s.

Here’s what else you need to know to make the most of your weekend:

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by Tim Regan — August 15, 2016 at 4:55 pm 0

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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.

Tuesday

Free Burgers at Shake Shack
Multiple D.C. Shake Shacks
Doors open at 10:30 a.m.

Shake Shack will dole out a free ShackBurger or sandwich of equal or lesser value to the first 100 people through the door at three of its locations in the District.

Salon D.C.: U.S. Financial Regulation and Breaking Up the Banks
WeWork Dupont Circle (1875 Connecticut Ave. NW)
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Corey Frayer, a House Financial Services Committee employee who was a Congressional staffer during the 2008 financial crisis, will give a talk on regulating the U.S. financial services sector.

Wednesday

Parental Guidance: Olympics Edition
Suns Cinema (3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW)
8-11 p.m.

Three local comedians will gather to riff on a film and say funny things about the Olympics.

Improvapalooza
Source (1835 14th St. NW)
8 p.m.

Washington Improv Theater will kick off its tenth annual experimental improv festival with a night of short performances. The festival lasts each night until Aug. 21.

Trivia Under the Stars: Part 3
Union Market (1309 5th St. NE)
7 p.m.

Attendees will test their trivia knowledge during the third and final installment of this outdoor series. Participants can buy dinner and drinks from some of the market’s vendors during the event.

Jeff Cioletti Talks “The Year of Drinking Adventurously”
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe (1517 Connecticut Ave. NW)
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Author Jeff Cioletti will talk about his new book, “The Year of Drinking Adventurously,” a guide to “getting out of your beverage comfort zone once a week for a year.”

Thursday

Taking the Stage, Taking a Stand: LGBTQ Voices Against Violence
Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St. NW)
7 p.m.

Members of the D.C. Anti-Violence Project will sing, perform, dance and express themselves in other ways during a night of healing and expression. 

From Farm to Shaker
Bourbon (2321 18th St. NW)
7-10 p.m.

Bartenders are slated to pour cocktails made with ingredients sourced within 50 miles of D.C. Tickets will get patrons four cocktails created with local whiskey, rye or vermouth.

Sing For Your Life
D.C. Improv (1140 Connecticut Ave. NW)
7:30 p.m.

This improv show places attendees in the audience of “Karaoke Krown,” a show that crowns the next karaoke king or queen. But when someone dies during the show, it’s up to the audience to find the murderer.

Friday

Free Yoga in the Garden
Old City Farm and Guild (925 Rhode Island Ave)
6-7 p.m.

Dahlia Shaaban, an instructor from Yoga District, is scheduled to lead a free yoga class for practitioners of all levels. Attendees should bring their own mat, a water bottle and love for nature.

Truckeroo #5
Half Street Fairgrounds (1299 Half St. SE)
11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Truckeroo, the self-described “biggest food truck gathering in D.C.,” is scheduled for the Bullpen at Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Sweet Cakes Launch Party
Cloak & Dagger (1359 U St. NW)
6-10 p.m.

D.C.-based Lexi’s Sweet Cakes will celebrate the launch of its new cupcakes with drink specials and free sweets.

Saturday

August Community Clean-up and Cookout
Columbia Heights Initiative (3400 11th St. NW, Suite 200)
10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Locals meet at the office of the Columbia Heights Initiative then head out to help beautify the surrounding streets. The cleanup will be followed by a cookout where neighbors can socialize and eat together.

Vintage USA Party
Sauf Haus Bier Hall and Garden (1216 18th St. NW)
10 p.m.-1 a.m.

District residents are encouraged to “throw on your stars and stripes and prepare your best Bruce Springsteen voice” for this throwback event at this Dupont Circle beer house. The party will include covers of 90s and 2000s songs by Broken Ground.

Photo via Georgetown Events

by Andrew Ramonas — August 12, 2016 at 4:30 pm 0

Meridian Hill Park

The water is flowing now at Meridian Hill Park, just in time for the weekend.

On Saturday, the area, also known as Malcom X Park, is set to host a “Block Party for Community Dialogue,” which will include a panel discussion, performers, games and food from Oohh’s & Aahh’s on the U Street corridor, according to a Facebook event post.

The heat wave should continue into Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the upper 90s, according to the National Weather Service. There’s a slight possibility that a thunderstorm or shower might come Saturday. But otherwise, the sun is expected to be out in full force.

Here’s what else you need to know to make the most of your weekend:

by Tim Regan — August 8, 2016 at 4:45 pm 0

Photo courtesy of Cafe Saint-Ex

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.

Tuesday

Drag Bingo
Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St. NW)
7 p.m.

Drag queens will lead a spirited game of bingo during this weekly event. The U Street bar will also donate a dollar for every Nellie’s beer sold to D.C. Shockers Softball.

Ward 2, 8 Day at National Building Museum
National Building Museum (401 F St. NW)
9 a.m.

Residents of two wards will be able to explore the museum’s newest exhibit, “Icebergs,” for free. The new exhibit has been dubbed “a fantastical glacial sea designed by landscape architects.”

Wednesday

Adams Morgan Day Benefit Concert
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (2477-2475 18th St. NW)
7:30 p.m.

Four bands will play music in an effort to raise money for next month’s Adams Morgan Day celebration

D.C. Bike Party: Bikes on the Beach
Dupont Circle
7:30 p.m.

Cyclists clad in goggles, floaties and swimsuits will ride from Dupont Circle to Cantina Marina in Southwest while blasting music and tossing water balloons.

Cover Crops for Gardens
Raymond Recreation Center (3725 10th St. NW)
6:30 p.m.

Attendees will learn how to grow cover crops during this free informational session from the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation. What are cover crops? “Cover crops slow erosion, improve soil health, smother weeds, enhance nutrient and moisture availability, help control pests, and bring a host of other benefits to your garden,” according to the event’s organizers.

Thursday

1460 Wallmountables Happy Hour
DC Arts Center
6 p.m.

Local artists who participated in this year’s “Wallmountables” exhibition will be on hand to mingle with attendees and sell their artwork.

Whiskey Tasting
Rebellion (1836 18th St. NW)
6:30 p.m.

The bar and restaurant will host a whiskey tasting that includes a flight of Bulleit whiskey, appetizers and “whiskey wisdom” from an expert.

Summer BBQ
DGS Delicatessen (1317 Connecticut Ave. NW)
6:30 p.m.

Pitmaster Rob Sonderman, formerly of DCity Smokehouse, is slated to help prepare a menu of smoked brisket, chicken and ribs, plus pastrami baked beans, slow braised greens, sweet corn and other summer barbecue mainstays.

Back to School Beat the Streets
14th Street and Clifton Terrace NW
Noon

Attendees can jump on a moon bounce, listen to music, try rock climbing and eat free food during this annual event put on by D.C. Police.

Schlafly Tap Takeover
Pizzeria Paradiso (2003 P St. NW)
5 p.m.

The St. Louis brewery is scheduled to showcase some of its most popular brews — including Schlafly Pumpkin Ale — during this tap takeover event.

Friday

Church Night
Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW)
8 p.m.

Count your blessings during this faux-religious live comedy show.

Bear Happy Hour
Rock & Roll Hotel (1353 H St NE)
5 p.m.

Drink specials, disco music and “nonsense” abound at this weekly happy hour on H Street.

#FirstWorldProblems: Power of Positive Drinking
Right Proper Brewing Company Brookland Production House (920 Girard St. NE)
5 p.m.

“Maybe the cell reception in your new villa is only two bars. Or maybe the roll of extra cushy, four-ply toilet paper you just bought won’t fit in your bathroom dispenser. Sometimes it feels like even though everything is stacked in your favor, the world is still out to get you. And we now we’re also gathering D.C.’s finest comedians to offer some advice for you on how to cope with being pretty, privileged and yet still ultimately besieged by thousands of life’s little inconveniences.”

Saturday

Hey Frase Podcast Taping
DC Improv (1140 Connecticut Ave. NW)
Multiple times

Local media personality Sarah Fraser will host two live tapings of her podcast, “Hey Frase,” in Dupont this weekend. Audiences should expect funny anecdotes and pop culture opinions that can get a little outrageous.

Belly Dance Carnival
Source Theatre (1835 14th St. NW)
5 p.m.

Sahara Dance is scheduled to “present a magical evening of revelry, music and dance” on 14th Street. Attendees can redeem their program after the show for a free intro to belly dancing session.

Beekeeping II: Production Mode
Common Good City Farm (415 V St. NW)
10 a.m.

This informational session is aimed at teaching attendees all about bee colonies in full swing. The class will include honey samples and information about the honeybee’s life cycle. 

Sunday

14th Street Burger Battle Royale
Cafe Saint-Ex (1847 14th St. NW)
4 p.m.

Only one restaurant in the 14th Street corridor makes the best burgers. The voting public can decide which one it is during the inaugural 14th Street Burger Battle Royale.

Photo courtesy Cafe Saint-Ex

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