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 happenings in 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.