by Borderstan.com October 12, 2012 at 12:00 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 October 12, 13 and 14.

Local Events, Exhibits and Nightlife

  • Mid City Artists Open Studios: Fall is here and that means it’s time for the Mid City Artists Fall Open Studios. Open Studios are held twice a year during the spring and fall, and this season’s event is this weekend, October 13 and 14. A total of 20 artists are participating this Saturday and Sunday, all of them in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. Mid City Artists has an easy-to-read map with participating artist studios. Studios are open in the afternoon; check the map for exact times for each artist.
  • Chess in the Circle: On Sunday, October 14 Dupont Festival and the U.S. Chess Center will host Chess in the Circle, an afternoon of lessons and games in the middle of Dupont Circle. For more information on Chess in the Circle, visit the Dupont Festival website or join the event’s Facebook page.
  • DC Wine Week: DC Wine Week will happen October 13-20. Co-founded by Vanessa French and Lisa Byrne (founder of DCeventjunkie), DC Wine Week is dedicated to enjoying wine and supporting the area’s growing local wineries, wine shops, wine bars, restaurants and merchants. The schedule of events is available online.
  • Blessing of the Animals: Foundry United Methodist Church (
1500 16th Street NW
) will have a Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 14 at 3 pm. The traditional ceremony is conducted annually in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the saint who loved all the birds and animals.
  • French Underground: BYT & La Maison Française are throwing a two-day party with live music, art, food and more at theFrench Embassy (4101 Reservoir Road NW) on Friday, October 12, and Saturday, October 13. Dubbed “The French Underground,” this weekend’s event is the place to experience some French/DC culture.
  • MIXTAPE at Town: DJs Shea Van Horn and Matt Bailer are back and spinning your favorite tunes this Saturday, October 13 at 10 pm at TOWN Danceboutique (2009 8th Street NW), starting at 11 pm.
  • “The Invisible Men” Film Screening and Talk with Director: View “The Invisible Men” and have a post-film discussion with Director Yariz Mozer on Sunday, October 14 at 4 pm at the DCJCC (1529 16th Street NW). “The Invisible Men” tells the untold true story of persecuted gay Palestinian who have run away from their families and are now hiding illegally in Tel Aviv, through the eyes of its three heroes.
  • The Charlie Visconage Show at The Shop at Fort Fringe: The October edition of the critically-acclaimed talk show The Charlie Visconage Show will be staged on Friday, October 12th at 10:30 pm at The Shop at Fort Fringe (607 New York Avenue NW). For more information, visit the Facebook page.
  • The Jewish Literary Festival: The annual Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival will take place October 14-24 at the DC Jewish Community Center (1529 16th Street NW). The 10-day celebration includes 15 events from celebrated authors and scholars such as Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon and Nobel Prize-winner Eric Kandel.

Live Music

DC9 (1940 9th Street NW)

  • Sunday, October 14: Sonnymoon, American Royalty, B.Lewis, 8 pm

Velvet Lounge (915 U Street NW)

  • Friday, October 12: Love Load, Sister Ex, G.U.T.S., 9 pm
  • Saturday, October 13: Fujank, The Way Home, Black Checker, 9 pm

9:30 Club (815 V Street NW)

  • Friday, October 12: Jens Lekman, Taken By Trees, 6 pm
  • Saturday, October 13: Ryan Bingham, The Americans, 8 pm
  • Sunday, October 14: Passion Pit, Youngblood Hawke, Arms, 7 pm

Black Cat (1811 14th Street NW)

  • Friday, October 12: Swans, A Hawk and Hacksaw, 9 pm
  • Saturday, October 13: The North Country, The Sea Life, Sweetbread Jim’s, 9 pm
Howard Theatre (620 T Street NW)
  • Sunday, October 14: Sunday Gospel Brunch, Featuring the Harlem Gospel Choir, 1:30 pm
Tropicalia (2001 14th Street NW)
  • Friday, October 12: Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang. Doors are at 7 pm; the show is at 11 pm.

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by Borderstan.com August 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm 0

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What’s happening in Borderstan this 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 Borderstan August 24th, 25th and 26th.

Local Events, Exhibits and Nightlife

  • Mojitos and Music: Friday, August 24 is $8 mojitos all night with DK Jackie O at MOVA Lounge (2204 14th Street NW). Saturday, August 25, celebrate the weekend with $5 Bellini specials and Rizzy’s birthday.I’ll Never Let Go, Jack: The National Geographic Museum announced the extension of its Titanic exhibition until September 9, due to popular demand. “Titanic: 100 Year Obsession” covers the history of the ship and its conservation efforts by National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence, Robert Ballard and director, James Cameron.
  • Parent’s Night Out: Friday, August 24 is a night off for parents, thanks to Jack Jacobson. Ladies are invited to to Salon Rouge (1636 17th Street NW) Friday, August 24, from 7:30 until 10 pm for a blowout, drinks and appetizers (the cost is just a $25 contribution to Jack Jacobson) and the men are  invited to Stoney’s (1433 P Street NW) from 5 until 8 pm for happy hour. More information is available on www.jackjacobsondc.com.
  • All’s Well When It’s Free: It’s time for The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s annual Free For All event. From August 23 through September 5, the Theatre will show free performances of “All’s Well That Ends Well.” Visit the website for more information on tickets and times.
  • Calling Special Agent Galactica: This Friday, August 24 at Black Fox Lounge (1723 Connecticut Avenue NW)  from 6 until 9 pm.
  • Pool Party at the Capitol Skyline Motel: Saturday, August 25 from 11:30 am until 7 pm; join a pool party and food truck event with music, water and lounge chairs at 10 I (eye) Street SW.

Live Music

DC9 (1940 9th Street NW)

  • Saturday, August 25: Cheyne Record Release Party, 9 pm.
  • Sunday, August 26: Jack Grisham’s Lost Soul featuring the music of T.S.O.L. and The Joykiller, 8 pm.

Velvet Lounge (915 U Street NW)

  • Saturday, August 25: Kingpin Soundsystem, no time listed.
  • Sunday, August 26: Humble Fire, Humble Fire, Machine Gun Mustache, All The Best Kids, 7:30 pm.

9:30 Club (815 V Street NW)

  • Saturday, August 25: JunkFood, Evick, Getaway Car w/ Hot Buttered Elvis, 7 pm.
  • Sunday, August 26:  Fatback presents Hot Pants dance party, 9 pm.

Black Cat (1811 14th Street NW)

  • Friday, August 24: Elikeh Album Release, 9 pm.
  • Saturday, August 25: End of Summer Eighties Dance Party, 9 pm.
  • Sunday, August 26: Coup Sauvage and the Snips, 8 pm.

The Howard Theatre (620 T Street NW)

  • Saturday, August 25: Bobby Keys and the Suffering Bastards, 8 pm.
  • Sunday, August 26: Sunday Gospel Brunch, featuring the Harlem Gospel Choir, 1:30 pm.

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by Borderstan.com August 17, 2012 at 12:00 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 Borderstan August 17th, 18th and 19th.

Local Events and Exhibits

  • OPENkitch’n: The culture crawl along central 14th Street NW will take place on Saturday, August 18. Participants will get a taste of food, art, music and culture in the neighborhood. For more information, see our full post or buy tickets online.
  • DC MEETMarket: DC’s MeetMarket returns to Logan Circle on Saturday, August 18 with a French Pop DJ and a Honky Tonk Band. The monthly event runs from 11 am until 5 pm on the corner of 15th & P NW (in the St. Luke’s Church parking lot) through November 17th. The MEETMarket features the best of local independent art, food, music and fashion.
  • Doggie Ice Cream Social and Adoption Event: On Saturday, August 18, come check-out the Washington Humane Society’s adoptable pups from 10 am until noon at the Shaw Dog Park. There will be treats for the four-legged friends, and proceeds from ice cream sales will benefit the Humane Society. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
  • Washington Walks in Logan Circle: Few DC neighborhoods have witnessed the dramatic change and breathtaking renaissance of Logan Circle, the city’s only unaltered Victorian residential district. Join a historic tour, led by Tim Christensen, president of the Logan Circle Community Association on Saturday, August 18 at 11 am for a tour of the emerging and historic neighborhood. The tour is $15 per person. For more information, visit www.washingtonwalks.com.
  • 7th Annual Yoga in the Park: On August 19th, join Bikram Yoga Dupont at 6:30 pm in Meridian Hill Park for free yoga – All are welcome!

Bar and Nightlife Events

Live Music

DC9 (1940 9th Street NW)

  • Saturday, August 18: Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, 7:30 pm.
  • Sunday, August 19: Turning Violet Vioet, The Sky Drops, 8 pm.

Velvet Lounge (915 U Street NW)

  • Saturday, August 18: Ravenous, Fire and the Wheel, Dave Mann the Bee-Sides, Spades, 8:30 pm.
  • Sunday, August 19: Golden Bloom, The Grownup Noise, Timmy Williams, 7:30 pm.

9:30 Club (815 V Street NW)

  • Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18: The Dirty Projectors and Wye Oak, 8 pm.

Black Cat (1811 14th Street NW)

  • Saturday, August 18: Roger Ramone, 9:30 pm.
  • Sunday, August 19: Joyce Manor, 8 pm.

The Howard Theatre (620 T Street NW)

  • Saturday, August 18: Tony Woods, Eddie Bryant & Familiar Faces Tasha T, 8 pm.
  • Sunday, August 19: Sunday Gospel Brunch featuring the Harlem Gospel Choir, 1:30 pm.

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by Borderstan.com August 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm 1,043 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 Borderstan August 10th, 11th and 12th.

Local Events and Exhibits

  • Shakespeare in the Circle: On Saturday, August 11, join Dupont Festival & Empty Chair Theatre Co. for a free outdoor production of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” at the Dupont Circle fountain. The play begins at 8:30 pm. For more information, visit www.dupontfestival.org.
  • “Keep the Lights On” at the Carnegie Institute: Reel Affirmations is showing “the most riveting and compelling film this year” at the Theatre at the Carnegie Institute (1530 P Street NW) on Friday, August 10th at 7 pm and again at 9 pm. Tickets are available for purchase online.
  • DC Beer Week: DC’s fourth annual Beer Week kicks off this weekend with more than 180 separate events throughout the city. Visit the official calendar for more information on the week’s events (including some great ones in the neighborhood!), or visit the official website for more information.
  • “1001 Inventions: Discover the Golden Age of Muslim Civilization” at National Geographic: Now through February 3, The National Geographic Museum (1145 17th Street NW) is showcasing the often-overlooked inventions brought forth during what Western civilizations considered to be the Dark Ages: innovations in time-keeping, energy-efficiency and even the game of chess. Interactive features allow kids to delve into each invention, learning how they were created, and how they shaped the modern world. The exhibit is open from 10 am until 6 pm daily; admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children.
  • Pop-up Music and Fashion Event with OnStage DC: Join OnStage DC for an afternoon of local music, fashion, art and community at the organization’s pop-up event in the courtyard of the M.A. Winter Building at 1436 U Street NW between 4 and 8 pm. For more information, visit the event’s website.
  • Justin’s Famous Fish Fry Benefitting DASH: On Saturday, August 11, join Justin Schuck and his policy-focused advertising organization, Influential, for its second “Justin’s Famous Fish Fry.” This year’s event will benefit theDistrict Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH) and the women and children the organization serves. The event starts at 4 pm at 1611 Irving Street NW. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.
  • Swimming in Ward 2 – Pool Season Extended: Councilmember Evans announced an extended pool season for three Ward 2 swimming pools: Francis Pool (2500 N Street NW), Jelleff Pool (3265 S Street NW) and Volta Pool (1555 34th Street NW). These pools, operated by the District’s Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), will operate with normal weekday and weekend hours through the Labor Day weekend.

Live Music

DC9 (1940 9th Street NW)

  • Saturday, August 11: Bad Domes Mash-Up Dance Party, 10 pm.
  • Sunday, August 12: Cobalt & the Hired Guns, Orchard Wall, 8 pm.

Velvet Lounge (915 U Street NW)

  • Saturday, August 11: The Jet Age, Kyle Sowashes, The Mean Ideas, 9 pm.
  • Sunday, August 12: Silent Old Mtns, The Sleepwalkers, Black Checker, 7:30 pm.

9:30 Club (815 V Street NW)

  • Saturday, August 11: Hot in Here – 2000s Dance Party, 9 pm.
  • Sunday, August 12: Real Estate, R. Stevie Moore, 7 pm.

Black Cat (1811 14th Street NW)

  • Saturday, August 11: Mixtape with DJs Shea Van Horn and Matt Bailer, 9:30 pm.
  • Sunday, August 12: Ragnarok, Evan Valentine CD Recording, 8 pm.

Black Fox Lounge (1723 Connecticut Avenue NW)

  • Friday, August 10: Special Agent Galactica, an evening of song and banter, 6 pm.
Dahlak (1771 U Street NW)
  • Sunday, August 12: DC Jazz Jam three year anniversary celebration, 6:30 pm.
The Howard Theatre (620 T Street NW)
  • Saturday, August 11: Jagged Edge + Jon B, 8 pm.
  • Sunday, August 12: Sunday Gospel Brunch featuring the Harlem Gospel Choir, 1:30 pm.

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by Borderstan.com August 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm 0

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The weekend in Dupont-Logan-U Street. (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 Borderstan August 4th and 5th.

MidCity Dog Days Sidewalk Festival

The annual MidCity Dog Days celebration is finally here! On August 4th and 5th, join more than 70 local businesses and retailers for live music, discounted merchandise, food, drinks and an array of fun events. Here are some of the festival’s highlights:

  • Dog Days Sidewalk Sale: Always a favorite of the weekend, the Sidewalk Sale will feature chic clothes and accessories from community retailers at discounted prices.
  • The Best in Dog Show: Think that your four-legged best friend is the cutest pup in the community? Why not enter Fido into the Best in Dog Show? The friendly competition will take place Saturday, August 4 from 9 to 11 am at the African-American Civil War Memorial (U Street and Vermont Ave NW).
  • Zumbathon Demo: Don’t miss your chance to showoff your Zumba skills with VIDA‘s Zumba instructors. The booty-shaking demo will take place on Saturday, August 4 from 11 am to 12:30 pm at 15th and P Streets NW.
  • Listen Local First Street Music Showcase: Catch some of the neighborhood’s best local musicians at various pop-up street performances throughout the weekend.
  • City Dogs Rescue Adoption Event at CityPaws Animal Hospital: On Saturday, stop by CityPaws Animal Hospital (1823 14th Street NW) for a great community event featuring adoptable dogs from City Dogs Rescue. CityPaws will provide visitors with educational information, as well as a doggie treat bar for all the dogs out and about at the Dog Days Sidewalk Sale. Adoptable dogs will be onsite from  10 am until 4pm, weather permitting.
  • DC Flea Market: Come see what the Huffington Post considers a great place to find some of DC’s most unique things at the DC Flea Market at the Dog Days Festival. The N Street Village Community Craft Collective will be out selling their handmade items and DJ Jah-Sonic will be spinning the tunes. The Flea Market will take place on Sunday, August 5 from noon until 6 pm at Blackbyrd (2005 14th Street NW).

The Festival takes place on August 4 and 5 on 14th Street NW (between P Street and Florida Avenue) and U Street NW (between 9th Street and 17th Street). Times for the event are 9 am to 8 pm on Saturday, August 4 and 10 am to 7 pm on Sunday, August 5.

Borderstan.com is a proud sponsor of the MidCity Dog Days Sidewalk Festival. For more information on the event and participating businesses, visit the Dog Days website  or email [email protected]; and stay tuned to Borderstan.com for more information on specific Dog Days events.

Local Events and Exhibits

  • Rave by the Pool with Brightest Young Things: On Saturday, August 4, join Brightest Young Things for one of their notorious pool parties from 11 am until 7 pm at the Capitol Skyline Hotel (10 I Street SW). Pack your suit and prepare for a day filled with bikinis, pool games, DJs, food and drinks! Tickets are $15 in advance and are available online.
  • “Beyond the Story” at National Geographic: The National Geographic Museum (1145 17th Street NW) is exhibiting some of its best photographs that have never been seen before. The free exhibit ends on Sunday, August 5 and is open from 10 am until 6 pm daily.
  • DC United vs Columbus Crew: Come cheer on the Black and Red as they enter the home stretch of the season for their first playoff berth since 2007. The game is Saturday, August 4 at 7:30 pm at RFK Stadium (2400 E Capitol Street SE).

Live Music and Performances

DC9 (1940 9th Street NW)

  • Saturday, August 4: Red Light District – a disco-house music dance party, 10 pm.
  • Sunday, August 5: Broncho, Bad Weather California, 8 pm.

Velvet Lounge (915 U Street NW)

  • Saturday, August 4: Total War, Tiger Bitter, RCRDS, 9 pm.
  • Sunday, August 5: Hurlebaus, Kairos House, Two Inch Astronaut, 7:30 pm.

9:30 Club (815 V Street NW)

  • Saturday, August 4: Our Lady Peace, Mean Creek, 8 pm.
  • Sunday, August 5: Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz, 7 pm.

Black Cat (1811 14th Street NW)

  • Saturday, August 4: Drop Electric, Conveyer, Southwork, Presto Bando, 9 pm.
  • Sunday, August 5: AU, Tu Fawning, 8 pm.

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by Borderstan.com July 27, 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 Borderstan July 28th and 29th.

Food and Drink

  • What do the Olympics have to do with eating and drinking? Apparently, a lot. Bar Rouge (1315 16th Street NW) will mix up the “Rouge, White & Blue” cocktail this weekend. The specialty drink will be available for the duration of the games. Neighborhood spots, Nellie’s Sports Bar and Buffalo Billiards made NBC 4’s list of best bars to catch the events.
  • The Howard Theatre (620 T Street NW) will host the Sunday Gospel Brunch featuring the Harlem Gospel Choir on Sunday, July 29 at noon.
  • If the heat’s getting the best of you, chill out at Ice Cream Jubilee’s Ice Cream Tasting Party on Saturday, July 28 ,and Sunday, July 29 from 2 to 5 pm.

Live Music and Performances

DC9 (1940 9th Street NW)

  • Saturday, July 28: A Lull, Constant Alarm, The Free Market Ensemble, 8:30 pm.
  • Sunday, July 29: Saint Motel, Races, Royal Teeth, 8 pm.

Velvet Lounge (915 U Street NW)

  • Saturday, July 28: Seamonsters, Luncheon, Hundredhundred, 9 pm.
  • Sunday, July 29: Orchard Wall, This Old Ghost, Howth, Double Saginaw Familiarity, 7 pm.

9:30 Club (815 V Street NW)

  • Saturday, July 28: The Dan Band, 8 pm.

Black Cat (1811 14th Street NW)

  • Saturday, July 28: The Nighttime Adventure Society, Kind of Like Spitting, Mike and Cody, 9 pm.
  • Sunday, July 29: Zulu Pearls, The Tender Thrill, More Humans, 8 pm.

Dahlak (1771 U Street NW)

  • Sunday, July 29: DC Jazz Jam with guitarist Geoff Reecer, 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

Black Fox Lounge (1723 Connecticut Avenue NW)

  • Friday, July 27: Special Agent Galactica, an evening of song and banter, 6 pm.

Events

  • Saturday, July 28: From noon to 2 pm, Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is holding an adoption event at Shaw Dog Park on 11th Street NW (just south of R Street).
  • Chef Marcus Samuelsson presents his memoir, “Yes, Chef” at the Howard Theatre (620 T Street NW) on Saturday, July 28, at 7 pm.
  • Sunday, July 29: The African American Civil War Museum reenacts President Lincoln’s visit to Contraband Camp Barker at Garrison Elementary School (1200 S Street NW), 2 pm.

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by Borderstan.com July 19, 2012 at 10:00 am 1,456 0

MidCity Business Association, 2011 Dog Days Sidewalk Sale, Luis Gomez Photos

The 2011 MidCity Dog Days Sidewalk Sale and Celebration. This year’s event is August 4th and 5th on 14th and U Streets NW. (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.

Those who stick around the city during August might agree that it is the most peaceful time of year in the District. Chances are, you can actually snag a seat on the metro, the beltway looks more like a road and less like a clogged pipe and you just might score a reservation at one of 14th Street’s newest restaurants.

To help celebrate these so-called “dog days” of summer, the MidCity Business Association and local businesses will host the 13th Annual Dog Days Sidewalk Sale and Celebration. (Find Dog Days on Facebook, too.)

On August 4th and 5th, join more than 70 local retailers, restaurants, galleries and businesses for sidewalk sales, music, food and drinks. The celebration will take place on 14th Street NW (between P Street and Florida Avenue) and U Street NW (between 9th Street and 17th Street).

Times for the event are 9 am to 8 pm on Saturday, August 4 and 10 am to 7 pm on Sunday, August 5.

Featured Events

Dog Days Sidewalk Sale: Always a favorite of the weekend, the Sidewalk Sale will feature chic clothes and accessories from community retailers at discounted prices.

The Best in Dog ShowThink that your four-legged best friend is the cutest pup in the community? Why not enter Fido into the Best in Dog Show? The friendly competition will take place Saturday, August 4 from 9 to 11 am at the African-American Civil War Memorial (U Street and Vermont Ave NW). Careful, we all know that Lupe is the cutest.

Zumbathon Demo: Don’t miss your chance to showoff your Zumba skills with VIDA‘s Zumba instructors. The booty-shaking demo will take place on Saturday, August 4 from 11 am to 12:30 pm at 15th and P Streets NW.

Listen Local First Street Music Showcase: Catch some of the neighborhood’s best local musicians at various pop-up street performances throughout the weekend.

MidCity Dog Days will also feature a variety of restaurant specials and open houses. Stop in your favorite restaurants and retailers for deals on food and drinks and for special promotions and giveaways.

For more information on the event and participating businesses, visit the MCBA website  or email [email protected]; and stay tuned to Borderstan.com for more information on specific Dog Days events.

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by Borderstan.com May 24, 2012 at 10:00 am 0

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Plenty of Capital Pride 2012 events coming up. (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 twelve days of Pride are back this year, bringing non-stop action to the District from May 30 through June 10.

And best of all, most of the events will take place in the Borderstan neighborhood – so you can show your pride without so much as a metro ride!

In addition to the Capital Pride Parade (Saturday, June 9) and the Capital Pride Street Festival (Sunday, June 10), other events on this year’s calendar are just as enticing!

  • Screen on the Green & Picnic in the Park will take place on June 2 from 6 to 10 pm. Pack your own picnic basket and head over to Stead Park (17th and Church Streets NW) to enjoy the independent feature: READY? OK!
  • On June 3, get ready to root-root-root for your favorite team at the 2nd Annual Drag Ball Game. From 3 to 5 pm, cheer on the drag-clad Stonewall Kickball players and DC’s loveliest Queens in kickball uniforms at Stead Park as they compete for the winning title!
  • On a more scandalous note, Capital Pride will host an underwear and swim suit fashion show and auction party on June 6 from 10 pm until 1:45 am at Cobalt (1639 R Street NW). And yes, you can buy Universal Gear swimwear and underwear from Andrew Christian right off the models!
  • And don’t miss out on your opportunity to speak with Mayor Vincent Gray on LGBTA politics on June 7 at the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives. The evening will begin with a light reception, followed by a discussion with the mayor. The second half will include a panel discussion with LGBTA individuals involved in politics.

The Dupont Circle neighborhood has long been considered the center of the gay community in DC, and Borderstan.com is proud to be among this year’s sponsors. We will cover a number of Pride events, including the Parade and Festival, so stay tuned for more information!

In the meantime, you can find an entire list of this year’s events, as well as details on each event, on Capital Pride’s website calendar.

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by Borderstan.com May 13, 2009 at 9:22 pm 0

Mid City Artists are having open studios this weekend, May 16-17. A number of the artists are located in Borderstan. (Image: Mid City Artists Web site.)

Mid City Artists are having open studios this weekend, May 16-17. A number of the artists are located in Borderstan. (Image: Mid City Artists Web site.)

A number of artists’ studios are right here in Borderstan (link to PDF map here). Mid City Artists (MCA) are having open studios this weekend. The opening reception is this Friday, 5 to 8 p.m., at Coldwell Banker at 1607 17th Street NW. From MCA’s Web site:

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