by Borderstan.com September 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm 0

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Borderstan Weekend. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com

Looking for something to do this weekend? Well, look no further. We have your list of the food, music and cultural events going on in (and around) Borderstan September 21st, 22nd and 23rd.

Local Events, Exhibits and Nightlife

  • The Third Annual 17th Street Festival: The Third annual 17th Street Festival is on Saturday, September 22 from noon until 6 pm. The festival includes local art, live entertainment and activities for kids and pets. For more information, visit www. 17thstreetfestival.org.
  • Tribute to John Coltrane at DC Jazz Jam: Sunday, September 23, DC Jazz Jam will celebrate the birthday of John Coltrane. The show is from 6:30 until 9:30 pm at Dahlak Restaurant (1771 U Street NW).
  • Opening for My Barbarian at Transformer: Catch Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon and Alexandro Segade’s latest project, Broke People’s Baroque Peoples’ Theater Flat Busted Wig Beauty Window Fatale, at Transformer (1404 P Street NW). The opening reception is Saturday, September 22 from 6 until 8pm.
  • Invisible Man at Studio Theatre: Catch the adapted play by Oren Jacoby, based on the novel by Ralph Ellison, at 14th Street’s Studio Theatre (1501 14th Street NW).
  • An Improv-Story Mash-Up at Speakeasy DC: SpeakeasyDC and Washington Improv Theater are teaming up on Saturday, September 22 for a production of true stories and improvisation. Times are 7 until 8:30 pm and 9 until 10:30 pm. More information is available at www.speakeasydc.org.
  • Music With Angles at Church of the Holy City: Join the Church of the Holy City (1611 16th Street NW) for a musical concert on Sunday, September 22. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Live Music

DC9 (1940 9th Street NW)

  • Saturday, September 22: Warchild (!), Stop Fakin 2 world premiere, Mothership, 9 pm.
  • Sunday, September 23: Ital, Laurel Halo, Magic Touch, M Geddes Gengras, 8:30 pm.

Velvet Lounge (915 U Street NW)

  • Friday, September 21: The Spots, Hott Tub, Motorcycle Maus, Joel Blumenthal, 7:30 pm.
  • Saturday, September 22: Shark Week, Medicine Man, Dr. Neanderthal, 7:30 pm.

9:30 Club (815 V Street NW)

  • Friday, September 21: Grizzly Bear, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, 8 pm.
  • Saturday, September 22: All Good Presents Papadosio with Drop Electric, 10 pm.

Black Cat (1811 14th Street NW)

  • Sunday, September 23: Wye Oak, Callers, 8 pm.

by Borderstan.com September 21, 2012 at 11:00 am 0

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The 2011 17th Street Festival. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

The third annual 17th Street Festival is this weekend (Saturday, September 22), from noon until 6 pm. This year’s festival has something for everyone: from local art, to live entertainment, and even activities for kids and pets.

The free community event celebrates the 17th Street corridor from Riggs Place to P Street NW. Here are some more details on what you can expect to see this Saturday.

17th Street Festival Entertainment

Local musicians will take the stage from noon until 6 pm, with DJ Sean Morris scheduled between sets.

  • Keyvibe, 1 pm.
  • Gay Men’s Chorus, 2 pm.
  • Deb Felz Band, 2:30 pm.
  • The Morrison Brother’s Band, 3:15 pm.
  • Divas of Town, 4:15 pm.
  • Joey Salinas, 4:45 pm.
  • The North Country, 5 pm.

17th Street Festival Art

  • The yearly Art Show covers two street blocks and features the work of over 50 local artists. The collection of exhibited art ranges from pottery to photography and even body paint.
  • Can’t wait until Saturday? Catch a sneak preview of the art this Friday, September 21 at Century 21 (17th and Q NW) with six artists, live music, and food from 6 to 9 pm.

17th Street Festival KID ZONE

  • The KID ZONE will be located on R Street NW (between 17th and New Hampshire) and on the playground at Ross Elementary School (1730 R Street NW).
  • The area will have free entertainment from Mr. Gabe, John Henry England and Imagination Stage, which will host interactive storytelling. Yoga, moon bounces, face painting, spin art, sack races and hula hoop competitions will also be available for the kids.

17th Street Festival PET ZONE

  • Located on 17th Street NW (between R and S Streets NW), the PET ZONE will feature dog-friendly games, treats and the annual blessing of the animals.
  • Adoptable dogs from City Dogs Rescue will be at the PET ZONE.
  • The annual Walk-A-Dog-Athon will take place to support Charlie’s Place, a homeless outreach program at Saint Margaret’s Church that works to feed the homeless and place people in jobs and housing.

The festival is planned by the Urban Neighborhood Alliance (UNA), which brings businesses and residents together to develop innovative solutions to community challenges. Additional details are available on the organization’s website.

Borderstan.com is proud to be among this year’s festival sponsors — check out the list of 2012 sponsors.

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by Borderstan.com September 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm 0

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Photos from the The 2011 17th Street Festival.  This year’s festival is this Saturday. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

Attention: Dog lovers. This Saturday’s 17th Street Festival has something just for you and your four-legged friend — it’s an entire PET ZONE, sponsored by City Dogs Rescue. The PET ZONE will feature dog-friendly games, treats, the annual blessing of the animals and the annual Walk-A-Dog-Athon.

The Walk-A-Dog-Athon will support Charlie’s Place, a homeless outreach program at Saint Margaret’s Church that works to feed the homeless and place people in jobs and housing. Registration for the Walk-A-Dog-Athon will be at the Charlie’s Place table (on 17th Street NW between R and S Streets NW); the cost is $30 for adults and $15 for kids.

Don’t have a dog to bring to the fun? Don’t worry, there will be dogs available for adoption at the PET ZONE.

The 17th Street Festival takes place on Saturday, September 22 from noon until 6 pm. In addition to activities for pets, the festival includes musical performances, a KID ZONE, local art, exposure for non-profit groups and appearances by city officials to celebrate the community and businesses.

The festival is planned by the Urban Neighborhood Alliance (UNA), which “brings businesses and residents together to develop innovative solutions to community challenges.” Additional details are available on the organization’s website.

Borderstan.com is proud to be among this year’s festival sponsors — check out the list of 2012 sponsors.

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by Borderstan.com September 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm 0

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The 2011 17th Street Festival. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

This weekend’s 17th Street Festival has something for everyone, including the kids! In fact, the Festival will have an entire zone dedicated to kids!

The 17th Street Festival KID ZONE will be on R Street NW (between 17th and New Hampshire) and on the playground at Ross Elementary School (1730 R Street NW). The area will have free entertainment from Mr. Gabe, John Henry England and Imagination Stage, which will host interactive storytelling.

The KID ZONE will also include yoga, moon bounces, face painting, spin art, sack races and hula hoop competitions.

The 17th Street Festival take place on Saturday, September 22 from noon until 6 pm. In addition to activities for kids, the festival includes musical performances, a pet zone, local art, exposure for non-profit groups and appearances by city officials to celebrate the community and businesses.

The festival is planned by the Urban Neighborhood Alliance (UNA), which “brings businesses and residents together to develop innovative solutions to community challenges.” Additional details are available on the organization’s website.

Borderstan.com is proud to be among this year’s festival sponsors — check out the list of 2012 sponsors.

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by Borderstan.com September 12, 2012 at 8:00 am 1 Comment

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(Courtesy 17th Street Festival)

Organizers of the 17th Street Festival on September 22 are looking for fun, friendly, hard-working people to spend the day volunteering at the third annual festival.

Volunteers are needed in many areas, including: assist vendors & artists, help out in Kids Zone, sell merchandise, keep the festival & surrounding area clean and green, and ensure a safe and secure environment. Organizers say hey “welcome groups and singles of any age and will find a “job” that fits your personality & abilities. T-shirts & food and a great time provided!”

You can sign up online.

The Details

  • What: 3rd Annual 17th Street Festival
  • When: Saturday, September 22, noon to 6 pm
  • Where: The 17th Street corridor from Riggs Place to P Street NW
  • Who: Over 10,000-plus participants, spectators and volunteers
  • Why: Proceeds benefit the Urban Neighborhood Alliance, 501(c) (3), which brings businesses and residents together to develop innovative solutions to community challenges. UNA seeks to create a livable and prosperous neighborhood by working to affect positive change in our dynamic downtown environment in which we have chosen to live. All money raised for the festival stays on 17th Street.

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