From Amy Melrose at Free in DC
Thursday Night: Shop Late on 14th and U Streets
Tonight is the monthly Mid-City Third Thursday where you call stroll along 14th St and the U Street Corridor for some evening shopping and promotions. Most shops stay open til 8 pm, some stay open a bit later.
Stop by Mid City Caffe, just above Miss Pixies, for a Free Coffee Cupping at 6:30 pm and share your opinion about which of the coffees you’d like to see them feature next month.
After checking out the shops, you can also stop in for some Live Jazz at 1905 near U Street starting at 9 pm every Thursday.
Digital Capital Week Continues
Digital Capital Week also continues with daytime panels and events at 9th and Massachusetts NW, SMCDC breakfast at Busboys and Poets on Friday at 9 am, $5 and various other paid and free events at locations throughout DC, now through Saturday. One of the free panels that sounded interesting is the Fashion and Technology Panel on Saturday from 2 to 3 pm.
Wine and Chocolate
During the day on Saturday you can also head over to Biagio Fine Chocolate on 18th Street for their June Sample Day with their new neighbor, A.M. Wine Shoppe, for a Complimentary Wine and Chocolate Tasting from 3 to 6 pm.
Sulu DC Show and Gallery Openings
Saturday evening, Sulu DC hosts their June Show this Saturday starting at 7 pm at Almaz at 12th and U Streets, note there is a $10 cover, $8 for students.
You can also swing by to check out the Art Opening at Irvine Contemporary on 14th Street for the new show featuring works by Alexa Meade and Robert Mellor from 6 to 9 pm and also stop by Hamiltonian Gallery on U Street for the Opening Reception from 7 to 9 pm. This is the last art show they will be hosting that will feature works from their first group of ten Hamiltonian Fellows that have been in residence.
From Amy Melrose at Free in DC
Tuesday, May 25 & Wednesday, May 26
It’s Amy from Free in DC… happy to be back on the newly revamped Borderstan site! There are a few free events today and tomorrow in Borderstan. Tonight, you can head over to the Farewell Happy Hour at Marvin for Finnish Artist Jani Leinonen from 6 to 8 pm or Free Talk about Holistic Nutrition at Smith Farm from 6:30 to 8 pm. On Wednesday, there is an Art Opening at Biagio Chocolate from 6 to 8pm. If you want to see an outlined map of Borderstan, click here!
From Amy Melrose, Free in DC
Thursday, May 6 – Thursday, May 13
It’s Amy from Free in DC happy to be back with you here at Borderstan with some higlights from my site!
- Tonight, there are two Pay-What-You Can Performances to choose from in Borderstan! Mikveh at the DCJCC Theater J at 7:30pm tonight or Constellation Theatre’s The Ramayana at Source at 8:00pm, also on Friday night.
- Transformer Gallery is hosting a Sustainability Lab with free events now through Saturday.
- You can enjoy a Free Wine & Chocolate Tasting at Biagio on 18th St on Saturday from 3:00pm – 6:00pm.
- At the edge of Borderstan, this Friday is the “First Friday in Dupont” Galleries stay open from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Hillyer stays open til 9:00pm.
- This Saturday, May 8, EU Embassies throughout the city open their doors to the public as part of the Shortcut to Europe from 10:00am – 4:00pm.
- Next week in Borderstan, The Middle East Festival begins at Theater J with the Voice of the Woman as the focus.
- On Thrusday night, May 13, Greater Goods hosts a free talk about energy efficiency. Hope you get to enjoy some of these free and low cost events in the area. If you want to see an outlined map of Borderstan, click here!
Borderstan is happy to announce a new feature, “Free in DC: Borderstan Events,” which will highlight events and happeningsin the Dupont-Logan-U Street area as they come up; check the Borderstan map for the coverage area.
This new feature is a collaboration with Amy Melrose and her blog, Free in DC, which means that all the events listed will be under $10 or donation based or free. All events are related to arts, culture and consciousness, and are happening in the Borderstan area. We are excited to welcome Amy and hope you enjoy this new feature at Borderstan.
Free in DC has listings of lots of great free things to see and do in Washington. Here is another one from Free in DC:
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of American History are co-sponsoring a celebration of the Latin American holiday Los Días de los Muertos (Days of the Dead), with a two-day family-friendly event at the National Museum of the American Indian Mall Museum.
The Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe will feature a special menu for the weekend, including roasted chicken with a vanilla-cinnamon mole sauce, two sides, and pan de muertos (a special sweet bread made in honor of the occasion).
By the way, here is what Wikipedia has to say about Día de los Muertos:
The Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos in Spanish) is a holiday celebrated mainly in Mexico and by people of Mexican heritage (and others) living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and relatives who have died. The celebration occurs on the 1st and 2nd of November, in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day which take place on those days. Read entire post.
More Information About Museum Celebration
- What: Two-Day Celebration of Los Días de los Muertos (Days of the Dead)
- When: Saturday, November 1, and Sunday, November 2, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
- Where: Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall at 4th Street & Independence Avenue SW.
- Information Online: See complete list of events at the Museum.