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by Alyse Mier — July 25, 2016 at 4:30 pm 0

Good Humor Ice Cream Man-2

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 Good Humor Ice Cream Giveaway
Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW)
Noon-3 p.m.

The Good Humor ice cream truck will dole out free ice cream bars, cones and popsicles to all who arrive tomorrow afternoon.

Gays Against Guns D.C. Kickoff Event
Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St NW)
7-8:30 p.m.

Gays Against Guns D.C. is speaking up about the and senseless murders due to gun violence. The organization “calls on lawmakers to ban on assault weapons and sensible gun regulation.”

Wednesday

Big Board Beer School with Hellbender Brewing Co.
The Big Board (421 H St. NE)
7-9 p.m.

Ben Evans, co founder and head brewer of Hellbender Brewery is hosting a class at The Big Board. $30 ticket gets attendees samples, a full beer and snacks.

Cooking Produce at its Peak
Common Good City Farm (415 V St. NW)
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Common Good City Farm will teach locals how to cook with some of summer’s fruits and vegetables grown at the farm.

Thursday

Watch Party for Hillary’s Acceptance Speech
Songbyrd Music and Record Cafe (2477 18th St. NW)
7 p.m.

D.C. Women in Politics and Young Dems is hosting a watch party on the final night of the DNC. The watch party is set to take over the screens at Songbyrd and will feature a cash bar with a Hillary Clinton inspired cocktail.

Animezing: Mobile Suit Gundam
Japan Information & Culture Center: Embassy of Japan (1150 18th St NW. Suite 100)
6:30-9 p.m.

The Japanese Information & Culture Center will host a screening of “Mobile Suit Gundam,” the first movie in the trilogy about a boy who finds himself in command of a powerful mechanized suit of armor — and right in the middle of a war in space.

Mount Pleasant Poetry Project Release Party
Mount Pleasant Library (3160 16th St. NW)
6:30 p.m.

Residents of Mount Pleasant compiled a book of poems. Now, it’s time to let the world hear them. This event will celebrate the creation of the book and the neighborhood’s creativity.

Friday

Barley Legal: Duplex’s 18th Anniversary Celebration
Duplex Diner (2004 18th St. NW)
9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Duplex Diner is celebrating its 18th anniversary with music and a competition where guests will sample and vote on a new drink to add to the menu.

Saturday

Run for Cover 2016
The Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW)
Doors open at 8 p.m.

Local rockers will take the stage to perform parodies of famed songs.

SoulFiesta Block Party
Luther Place (1226 Vermont Ave. NW)
4-7 p.m.

The Logan Circle community is hosting a neighborhood party filled with food, music and carnival games.

Sunday

Pokemon Go! Washington DC
National Mall -Washington Monument (2 15th St. NW)
1 p.m.

Attendees can spend their Sunday catching tiny monsters at the Washington Monument.

DC Underground Movie Night
The Lincoln Theatre (1215 U St. NW)
Doors open at 6 p.m.

Watch short films and feature films produced by D.C.’s underground film makers.

Serve and Be Social at Yoga NoMa
Yoga NoMa (1200 1st St. NE)
Noon

Yoga in NoMa is inviting all to pack peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with them. The sandwiches will be distributed at local nonprofit So Others Might Eat.

Sharknado 4
Ventnor Sports Cafe (2411 18th St. NW)
8-11 p.m.

Ventnor Sports Cafe is hosting a screening of Sharknado 4, the latest film in the gripping shark/tornado movie series.

Monday

Beauty & the Beets: A Veg Only Night at Pilar
Bar Pilar (1833 14th St. NW)
5-10 p.m.

Chefs Jesse Miller and Stef Tarnowsky have teamed up to create a vegetarian and vegan friendly menu. This celebration will kick off the new “Meatless Monday” menu that will be offered weekly.

by Andrew Ramonas — July 22, 2016 at 4:30 pm 0

Sauf Haus

Borderstan bulked up its coverage this week and now has more to share with you about this weekend.

If you venture out this weekend, you might have to dodge a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening Saturday and might want some sunscreen, with the temperature expected to hit the mid 90s, according to the National Weather Service. No rain is in the forecast Sunday, and the temperature is once again likely to rise to the mid 90s.

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

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by Courtney Brown — July 22, 2016 at 3:45 pm 2 Comments

Callie Harris

Borderstan periodically publishes profiles of locals — from longtime residents to newcomers, from government officials to ordinary folks. Know someone we should feature? Email us at [email protected].

U Street corridor resident Callie Harris doesn’t work in a cubicle, so you might have seen her around town during the day.

Her office could reside in a Starbucks in Dupont Circle one day, and then a local start-up coffee shop in Chinatown the next day. Earlier this week, she brought her work to Shaw’s Blagden Alley.

Amid the lightly playing music and the sound of baristas whipping up frappes, she waited patiently at La Colombe Coffee Roasters for her client, occasionally taking a sip from her iced coffee and peering at her laptop as she sat on a stool.

“If you would’ve told me five years ago that I would be a matchmaker, I would have laughed,” Harris said. “But now I can’t imagine doing anything else.”

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by Alyse Mier — July 18, 2016 at 5:30 pm 0

Photo via Pansaari

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

Ward 1, 6 Night at National Building Museum’s “Icebergs”
National Building Museum (401 F St. NW)
9-11 a.m.

Ward 1 and 6 residents can get free access to the National Building Museum’s newest exhibit. Residents must present a valid I.D. to prove where they live.

Grand Opening of Share Space D.C.
Share Space D.C. (2121 14th St. NW)
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Share Space D.C. will open a free co-working space located inside of Mulebone. The grand opening event will include complimentary coffee and morning meditation.

Wednesday

REI Summer Screen: O Brother Were Art Thou
Storey Park (1005 1st St. NE)
7 p.m.

Lawn chairs and singing are encouraged for this outdoor movie.

Alternative Grain Bread Making
Raymond Recreation Center and Computer Lab (3725 10t St. NW)
6:30-8:30 p.m

This lecture aims to show attendees how to bake bread with different kinds of flour The class will be lead by Lyssa Houser, the Garden and Cooking Educator for the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation

My Little Sweet Pea
Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan (1150 18th St. NW)
6:30-9 p.m.

The Japanese Information & Culture Center will host a screening of “My Little Sweet Pea.” a Japanese film about an anime fan dealing with the death of her mother.

Introduction to Indian Cooking
Pansaari (1603 17th St. NW)
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Pansaari will hold a cooking class centered around the basics of Indian cooking. The demonstration will be followed by a tasting of the dishes that were prepared during the class.

Thursday

Exiles Grand Opening to Celebrate the New Sign
Exiles Bar (1610 U St.)
7 p.m.-2 a.m.

Newly opened U Street bar Exiles will celebrate the installation fo its new sign by holding a grand opening party with live music, drinks and samplers from Chef Emer’s new menu.

The Anti Watch Party
Sudhouse (1340 U St. NW)
6:30-9:39 p.m.

The Alliance For Justice Action Campaign is set to host an “anti watch party” on the final night of the Republican National Convention.

Hemingway’s 117th Birthday
5 p.m.
Bar Pilar (1833 14th St. NW)

Bar Pilar will throw a birthday party centered around a food and drink menu inspired by Ernest Hemingway on what would’ve been his 117th birthday.

Friday

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

Eric Schwartz from the Capital Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness 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.

No Scrubs: ’90s Dance Party
9:30 Club (815 V St. NW)
9 p.m.-12 a.m.

This ’90s inspired dance party began in 2003 by friends and DJ partners Will Eastman and Brian Billion. The friends and local DJs will gather again this week to play such ’90s artists as Salt N Pepa, Nirvana and Ace of Base.

CoHi Talent Night
The Table Church Columbia Heights (1459 Columbia Rd NW)
7:30-9:30 p.m.

Columbia Heights residents will gather to share their talents with the community. A keyboard, microphones and refreshments will be provided for all attendees.

Saturday

D.C. Zinefest 2016
St. Stephen & Incarnation Episcopal Church (1525 Newton St. NW)
11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Local artists will set up shop in Columbia Heights this weekend as part of an annual exhibition celebrating small press books and zines.

Sunday

Crabs and Crushes
Alfie’s (3301 Georgia Ave NW)
12 p.m.-9 p.m.

Attendees can pay a flat fee for all-you-can-eat crabs and drink specials. Alfie’s will also serve rotisserie chicken and burgers.

Monday

Lamont Street Collective SciFi Fantasy Night
439 Park Rd NW
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Join the Lamont Street Collective for its SciFi Fantasy Night at its new location in Park View. The event will include a short story session and a screening of Miyazaki’s “Princess Mononoke.”

Photo via Pansaari

by Borderstan.com — July 18, 2016 at 10:00 am 0

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Since relaunching Borderstan last June, we’ve reported on neighborhood issues in Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, the U Street corridor, Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights and elsewhere.

Now, we’re adding a few more neighborhoods to that list.

Starting today, July 18, we’re expanding our borders to include NoMa, Bloomingdale, Truxton Circle and the H Street corridor:

Co-editors Tim Regan and Andrew Ramonas will continue to share up-to-the minute, community-based news about crime, restaurants, local businesses and more throughout our original and new coverage areas.

Questions, comments, scoops or inquiries? We can be reached at [email protected].

And if you’re reading us for the first time, welcome!

by Courtney Brown — July 11, 2016 at 4:55 pm 0

Black Squirrel interior, photo courtesy of Amy Bowman

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

District Trivia
Exiles (1610 U St. NW)
7:30 p.m.

Exiles will host its first trivia night from District Trivia. Competitors who win Tuesday’s trivia night will receive a free pass to District Trivia’s Tournament of Champions finals.

Capitoline Frappe Takeover
2 Birds 1 Stone (1800 14th St. NW)
6-8 p.m.

Local business Capitoline Vermouth will to introduce its new dry vermouth during the bar’s frappe hour Tuesday.

Radiator Luau
Radiator DC (1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW)
5-11:30 p.m.

The Logan Circle bar will throw a luau and pig roast on its patio with $3 beer and cocktail specials.

Scandal: Stories About Secrets, Double-Crossing, Double-Lives
Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St. NW)
8 p.m.

Ten storytellers are set to take the stage at Town Danceboutique to tell stories of people double-crossing one another or otherwise being scandalous.

The History of Games
Shaw Library (1630 7th St. NW)
6:30 p.m. 

This free session will look at human civilization through the lenses of historical board games like backgammon and chess.

Wednesday

Disney Open Mic Night
Cobalt (1639 R St. NW)
8-11 p.m.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington is hosting a Disney-centric open mic night. Patrons will be able to belt out their favorite tunes in the company of fellow Disney fans.

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by Borderstan.com — July 8, 2016 at 4:50 pm 0

D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation Director Keith Anderson at Banneker Pool (Photo via DPR)

It looks like we’ll have 90-degree weather for at least part of the weekend.

Time to hit the pool.

The thermometer is expected to reach the lower 90s Saturday under partly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service. But storms might develop in the afternoon. No rain is in the forecast for Sunday, which likely will have a high temperature in the upper 80s.

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

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by Courtney Brown — July 5, 2016 at 5:30 pm 0

Golden Cinema (Photo via Golden Triangle Business Improvement District)

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

Brianne on Your Block
14th and Girard Park (14th St. NW and Girard St. NW)
6-7 p.m.

Ward 1 residents can stop by Girard Park tonight and talk with D.C. Councilmember Brianne Nadeau. She plans to discuss public safety and other topics of concern.

Wednesday

Story Time with Paige
Walls of Books (3325 Georgia Ave. NW)
11 a.m.

Locals can bring their kids to another puppet-filled event in Park View tomorrow. The event is set to include “great music and stories,” along with puppets.

Running of the Bulls Protest
The White House (1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW)
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

PETA is slated to protest in front of the White House to speak out against President Obama’s supposed interest in attending a “running of the bulls” event in Spain this month, according to a Facebook event page.

Penultimate Blues Night at Angles
Angles Bar (2339 18th St. NW)
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The Adams Morgan bar is slated to close up shop later this month, but not before hosting two final blues events.

Thursday

Queer Book Club
Shaw Neighborhood Library (1630 7th St. NW)
7 p.m.

The Shaw Library’s book club is set to discuss Bill Konigsberg’s award-winning novel, “The Porcupine of Truth.”

Comedian Frank Caliendo at DC Improv
DC Improv (1140 Connecticut Ave. NW)
Various times from Thursday through Saturday

DC Improv scheduled five separate shows Thursday through Saturday with impressionist Frank Caliendo.

Friday

D.C. Bike Party’s 4th Birthday Ride
Dupont Circle
7:30 p.m.

D.C. Bike Party invites locals to bring their bicycles to Dupont Circle on Friday to celebrate its 4th birthday. There’s also an after-party planned after the bicycle ride at Milk Cult warehouse (79 Hanover St. NW), which is slated to include dancing, $5 beer, ice cream and free bicycle parking, according to a Facebook event page.

Clear and Present Danger
Farragut Park (910 17th St. NW)
8:45-11 p.m.

The Golden Triangle BID will host a screening of “Clear and Present Danger.”

Saturday

 

Silent Disco
Cambria Suites (899 O St. NW)
8-11 p.m.

The Silent Dance Society is hosting a silent disco party in Shaw this Saturday. The event will include music from three different DJs pumped through wireless headphones.

Distinctly Creative’s Summer Marketplace Event
Cloak & Dagger DC (1359 U St. NW)
6-9 p.m.

Six local vendors from fashion, art, beauty and design industries are scheduled to show up at the U Street bar for a special event.

Sunday

Grassroots Comedy Summer Spectacular
The Bier Baron Tavern (1523 22nd St. NW)
7:30-9:30 p.m.

Eight local comedians. Tickets are $10.

Monday

Performance Art Workshop
1469 Harvard St. NW
7-8 p.m.

Local performance artist Renee Regan will host a workshop on her craft next week. Budding performance artists stand to gain not only valuable experience but a special certification, as well.

Photo via Golden Triangle BID

by Borderstan.com — July 1, 2016 at 4:45 pm 0

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Who’s ready for some fireworks and barbecue? You can bet we are.

It’s finally Fourth of July weekend. What are your plans? Hopefully you’ll spend some time outside this weekend. Or maybe hit up some rooftop celebrations or hot dog eating contests?

The temperature is expected to reach the low 80s on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, according to the National Weather Service No rain is expected, except for Independence Day.

And if you’re staying in town, here’s what you should expect:

And according to Jessica Oros, an editor at East City Art (more info about them on FacebookTwitter or through the publication’s newsletter), an interesting place to stop for D.C.-area art this weekend is:

  • Washington Sculptors Group (Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center at 40 South Carroll St., Frederick, Md.)
    3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Cartes Blanches” is a group exhibition that is part of the 2016 Sculpture Now series.

Happy Fourth of July, Borderstan. We’re taking Monday off to observe the national holiday. Hope you have a good one!

by Alyse Mier — June 27, 2016 at 5:05 pm 0

Jokes at JR's

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

Choose Your Nuit Du Champagne Experience
Sofitel Washington, D.C. (806 15th St. NW)
7:00-10:00 p.m.

An evening with chocolate, cheese and champagne pairings. DJ Super Jaimie will spin tunes and a caviar and champagne workshop will be held in the VIP Lounge.

Eat Well DC’s Stand With Orlando & Fight Back for Sanity Fundraiser
Commissary (1443 P St. NW)
7:00-10:00 p.m.

Open bar, hors d’oeuvres and food from Eatwell Restaurants Logan Tavern, Grillfish, The Pig and Commissary. All of the proceeds will go to victims and families of the mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando.

Happy Hour at Shaw’s Tavern
Shaw’s Tavern (520 Florida Ave. NW)
5:30-8:00 p.m.

This happy hour supports local nonprofit New Endeavors by Women. Guest speakers will share their experiences about the organization. Happy hour specials include half-priced pizza and burgers.

Movie Trivia with Joey Showbiz
Suns Cinema (3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW)
8:00-11:00 p.m.

Suns Cinema will host a trivia night “in honor of Kathy Bates’s 68th birthday.” Prizes include $15 or $30 off your tab. Trivia begins at 8 p.m., but attendees should get there earlier for seats and drinks.

Wednesday

New Belgium Fat Tire and Friends
Jack Rose Dining Saloon (2007 18th St. NW)
5:00 p.m.

New Belgium celebrates its 25th anniversary with the release of five collaboration beers reimagining its flagship beer, Fat Tire Amber Ale. Fat Tire, alongside 4 of the 5 collaboration drafts will be available for $5 each.

Yoga in the Park Fundraiser for Orlando’s GLBT Center
Meridian Hill Park (2330 15th St. NW)
7:00-8:00 p.m.

The community yoga class will support Orlando’s GLBT Center. A $5 donation is recommended and all proceeds will support Stonewall Sport’s national fundraising initiative for the GLBT Center in central Orlando.

The Poverty Industry: The Exploration of America’s Most Vulnerable Citizens
Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St. NW)
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Daniel L. Hatcher, law professor at the University of Baltimore, will talk about how “consultants and entrepreneurs of for-profit agencies themselves benefit from government programs.”

Dave Holmes for Party of One
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe (1517 Connecticut Ave. NW)
6:30 p.m.

Former MTV VJ Dave Holmes will talk with Linda Holmes, host and editor of NPR’s Monkey see blog. They’ll discuss his new memoir “Party of One,” the story of an “outsider fumbling towards self-acceptance.”

Jokes at JR’s
JR’s Bar (1519 17th St. NW)
9:00-10:30 p.m.

Comics Brock Snyder, Ross Benoit, Kasha Patel, Pete Musto, Wes Martens, Jenn Tisdale and Sampson McCormickso will entertain crowds and make them say “ha ha ha,” the noises generally associated with human laughter

Thursday

Queer Brown Voices Author Talk
Mt. Pleasant Public Library (3160 16th St. NW)
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Latina/o LGBT activists will talk during this special Queer Brown Voices Author Talk. This event is part of part of D.C. Public Library’s Pride month programming.

Fabio’s Whole Foods Market DC Takeover
Whole Foods (1440 P St. NW)
12 noon-2:oo p.m.

Former “Top Chef” contestant and Italian chef Fabio Viviani will hold tasting of  his new wine collection.

Friday

Farragut Fridays: Japanese Games in the Park
Farragut Park (17th and I streets NW)
Noon-2:00 p.m.

The Japan Information and Culture Center will host origami sessions along with kendama, a traditional Japanese game that tests your hand eye coordination.

You, Me, Them, Everybody Live
The Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyon St. NW)
7:30-9:30 p.m.

You, Me, Them, Everybody is a podcast, created by Brandon Wetherbee, regularly recorded in front of an audience.

Saturday

Music to Celebrate the Second of July
Anderson House (2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW)
6:00-7:00 p.m.

David and Ginger Hildebrand of the Colonial Music Institute will perform 18th-century songs in costume with period instruments.

Photo via Facebook/Jokes at JR’s

by Tim Regan — June 24, 2016 at 4:40 pm 0

People walking downtown BRIEF

And we’ve made it to the end of the week again. What’s on your agenda Saturday and Sunday?

It might be a good weekend for outdoor activities. The National Weather Service predicts a sunny weekend with highs in the mid-80s Saturday and Sunday.

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

  • Shinola is scheduled to host a party “inspired by the classic American summer” in the Whitman-Walker parking lot across from 1631 14th St. NW this Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m.
  • All Souls Parish will conclude its weekly summer music festival this Sunday.
  • Pupusas! Sunday! Be there!

And according to Jessica Oros, an editor at East City Art (more info about them on FacebookTwitter or through the publication’s newsletter), interesting places to stop for D.C.-area art this weekend include:

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by Alyse Mier — June 21, 2016 at 3:55 pm 3 Comments

Hirsham Breedlove

You’ll probably hear him before you see him.

One or two days a week, someone with an angelic voice sings “Ave Maria” and other classics at the Dupont Circle Metro station’s south entrance.

A typical encounter goes like this: First, you hear the heavenly singing. As you ride the steep escalator up, the voice intensifies and echoes. Then you see the source of the singing: a tall, thin man with a multicolored shawl and an orange Home Depot bucket. This is Hisham Breedlove.

“I feel that I am a gift to people, and people are gifts to me,” said Breedlove.

For more than a decade, Breedlove, 33, has honed his craft by singing in his falsetto tone at Metro stations throughout the District. At this point, after singing across town for more than a decade, he’s practically a local celebrity. And yet, some commuters seem continually surprised to see him.

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by Alyse Mier — June 20, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

rooftop silent disco

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

Washington D.C. Tell Your Story: Storytelling for Jobs and Business Opportunities
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library (1630 7th St. NW)
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Participants will learn how to create elevator pitches and brand statements, define professional identities and prepare for job interviews during this free workshop.

Wednesday

Capriotti’s 40th Anniversary
1800 M St. NW
All day

The sub chain will celebrate the company’s 40th birthday by slinging a year’s supply of Bobbie sandwiches to the first 100 customers through the door. The chain will also dole out cards worth one free sub to the next 50 guests in line and give away $2 coupons to everyone else who eats there that day.

WeWork K Street Opening Party
1875 K St. NW, 4th Floor
5-9 p.m.

Shared workspace WeWork is celebrating the opening of its new K Street location with food, activities and drinks.

Thursday

Fete de la Musique
Dupont Circle Park
3:00-8 p.m.

Locals can gather in Dupont Circle park to celebrate the worldwide French holiday. The lineup for the free festival includes bands playing jazz music, music for kids and “international hits.” The event will also include French games like pétanque and other outdoor activities.

Pride in Preservation
The Heurich House Museum (1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW)
6-8 p.m.

This event will honor the National Park Service LGBTQ Heritage Initiative with a panel discussion. The event will be followed by a light reception where guests can explore the historic home of D.C. brewer Christian Heurich.

Friday

Rooftop Silent Disco
The Embassy Row Hotel (2015 Massachusetts Ave NW)
7-11:00 p.m.

Attendees can buy tickets to dance atop the Embassy Row Hotel to music only they can hear. The event features music pumped into wireless headphones by three DJs.

Saturday

Shinola Block Party
Parking lot on R Street across from 1631 14th St. NW
3-8 p.m.

Detroit based retailer Shinola is hosting a party with food and music. Attendees can buy seasonal treats from the Dog Tag Bakery while listening to music from Greensky Bluegrass and local group Howard Gospel Choir during the event.

Sunday

The Self Care Party
Dupont Circle Yoga (2032 P St. NW)
3-5 p.m.

Yoga instructor Annie Shiel Yoga will lead participants through vinyasa poses set to live music from local artists. This class is all levels and part of Shiel’s monthly Beats Pray Love series.

Monday

Ben Ehrenreich The Way to The Spring: Life and Death in Palestine
Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St NW)
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Journalist and author Ben Ehrenreich has reported from all over the U.S. and abroad. Next Monday, he’ll talk about his experiences at Busboys and Poets.

Photo via Facebook / Embassy Row Hotel

by Tim Regan — June 17, 2016 at 5:00 pm 0

Farragut Square yoga

It’s the weekend and the sun is shining. What more could you ask for?

Well, more sun, for starters. And more sun you will get, according to the National Weather Service. This weekend is expected to be bright and warm, the NWS predicts.

Here’s what else you need to know this weekend:

  • Columbia Heights Day is Saturday.
  • A new beer garden from the Neighborhood Restaurant Group is now open downtown.
  • U Street has a new pizza place.
  • Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library will host an event with area poets Saturday.
  • Nearly two dozen Shaw businesses will participate in an event with free food and beer samples and a prize raffle Saturday.
  • Officers at the Third District police station (1620 V St. NW) will host a free screening of Jumanji Saturday night at 7 p.m.

And according to Jessica Oros, an editor at East City Art (more info about them on FacebookTwitter or through the publication’s newsletter), interesting places to stop for D.C.-area art this weekend include:

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by Courtney Brown — June 13, 2016 at 5:45 pm 0

Photo via Dinendash

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 Gilded Years
Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St. NW)
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Author Karin Tanabe is slated to talk about her novel “The Gilded Years” tomorrow. The book examines class, race and ambition during the Gilded Age.

Wednesday

Dine-N-Dash
Across D.C.
6-10 p.m.

Locals can buy tickets to experience signature dishes from restaurants such as Estadio, Birch and Barley, Doi Moi and Masa 14 during the annual Dine-N-Dash event.

Thursday

History & Hops Featuring Heurich’s Lager
Heurich House Museum (1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW)
8:30 p.m.

This event will give attendees the chance to once again sample Heurich’s Lager, the beer inspired by the famed brewer who once lived in Dupont’s Heurich House.

Saturday

Columbia Heights Day Festival
11th St. & Harriet Tubman Elementary School Field
11 a.m.-6 p.m.

This street festival celebrates diversity and community. Live music, a beer garden, local food vendors and entertainment are all slated for the event.

Shaw Open House
21 Shaw businesses
1-5 p.m.

Nearly two dozen Shaw businesses will participate in an event with free food and beer samples and a prize raffle. Discounts and special offers are also offered during the event.

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