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by Ethan Rothstein — May 1, 2015 at 10:10 am 3,904 0

Match-TimelineWEB(Updated at 10:50 a.m.) One of the biggest sports days of the year is tomorrow, with two major events sure to fill up bars across the county: the Kentucky Derby and the “Fight of the Century.”

The 141st running of the Kentucky Derby will start around 6:30 p.m., and Circa at Clarendon (3010 Clarendon Blvd) is hosting Arlington’s watch party. Fancy hats are encouraged and mint juleps will be served for $7.

Welterweight champions Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao — long considered the two biggest names in boxing, but who have never fought before — will face off later that night (sometime around midnight, in all likelihood). The pay-per-view cost to view the fight is $99, which means bars in the area will ask viewers for cover charges to watch the most anticipated fight in years in their businesses.

Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd) is holding its own watch party, with women admitted free and men charged $20, with the price to escalate closer and closer to the opening bell. Just a few blocks away, Bracket Room (1210 N. Garfield Street) is charging a $30 cover to watch on their dozens of big-screen TVs.

In Courthouse, the freshly reopened Summers Restaurant (1520 N. Courthouse Road) is also showing the fight, expecting to charge between $25 and $30, depending on capacity. Nearby Courthaus Social is also showing the fight, with a cover charge of $5 for women and $10 for men.

As if the fight and the race weren’t enough, the Washington Capitals will face the New York Rangers for game two of their playoff series tomorrow. Numerous local bars are expected to show the 12:30 p.m. game.

Know anywhere else to watch the fight and the Kentucky Derby in Arlington tomorrow? Let us know in the comments.

by Ethan Rothstein — April 29, 2015 at 3:30 pm 703 0

(Updated at 4:00 p.m.) Some of Arlington’s most ambitious teenagers will go before a panel of judges, “Shark Tank”-style, to present business ideas they have cultivated for weeks.

The event is called the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Investor Panel, is May 7 at Marymount University’s Reinsch Library (2807 N. Glebe Road), from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. It’s hosted by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, which has taken a dozen students from ages 12 to 18 from Arlington schools and taught them the fundamentals of starting a business, every Wednesday evening since Jan. 7.

“It’s important for them to see how the process of starting a business works,” Chamber Communications Manager Meredith Smith said. Each business group will go through the process of applying for business licenses. “It’s been really good seeing these kids develop their businesses.”

The 12 students have split into seven different businesses, and each startup will have six minutes to present to a panel of eight members of the Arlington business community, including from Vornado, Graham Holdings Company and the Ballston BID. Those judges will ask questions, debate and “invest,” just like on the ABC reality show “Shark Tank.”

Among the businesses the kids have come up with are custom-denim shorts, mobile apps and an e-commerce marketplace for “local streetwear/lifestyle brands,” according to the Chamber. They have been instructed by Charlie Sibbald, an entrepreneur and adjunct business professory at MU.

“[The academy] helps the Chamber build the next generation of business leaders by introducing young people early to entrepreneurship and its rewards and challenges,” Chamber President and CEO Kate Roche said in an email. “The program also provides a significant number of meaningful ways for our members to engage with the students. Business leaders are instrumental to the curriculum and the program, serving as mentors, guest speakers, graphic designers, and business plan reviewers.”

Tickets for the event are $10, and it is open to the public. The winning team will be entered into a national scholarship competition and could present its idea to the Americas Small Business Summit in D.C. this June.

by Ethan Rothstein — April 28, 2015 at 12:45 pm 1,586 0

Neighborhood Day: Fairlington DayNeighborhood Day, when many neighborhoods around the county hold celebrations of their little pocket of Arlington, is May 9 this year.

Next Saturday, neighborhoods like Clarendon, Bluemont, Westover and Barcroft are each holding events intended to bring neighbors together and celebrate their immediate surrounding area.

In Clarendon, county officials will gather to celebrate the now-upscale neighborhood’s time in the post-Vietnam War 1970s and 1980s when it was known as “Little Saigon” for its high population of Vietnamese immigrants. At 1:30 p.m., former Little Saigon residents and historians will narrate a tour of the area, displaying historic and still-standing businesses from the era.

The whole event, called Echoes of Little Saigon will run from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., and will include displays of Vietnamese art and Lemongrass food truck, a frequent Arlington visitor during lunch hours, will provide the country’s cuisine.

Below is a list of the neighborhood day events from other areas of the county, via the Department of Parks and Recreation (all events are on Saturday, May 9).

  • Bluemont: Bluemont Park (601 N. Manchester Street), 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The annual Walk for the Animals fundraiser for the Animal Welfare League of Arlington is back for Neighborhood Day. The 20th anniversary walk has already raised more than $50,000, and this year will include its first “pet festival.” The festival will include vendors, food trucks, photos with pets, adoptable shelter dogs available to play and more.
  • Westover: Westover Branch Library (1644 N. McKinley Road), 3:00-5:00 p.m. A “family fun afternoon” with activities that include face painting.
  • Penrose: Penrose Park (2200 6th Street S), 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The south Arlington is hosting “Family Fitness day,” holding activities for nutritional and fitness awareness, a moon bounce and fitness classes for all ages.
  • Yorktown: Chestnut Hills Park (2807 N. Harrison Street), 11:30 a.m. Celebrate the ribbon-cutting on the renovated playground with neighbors. FitArlington will be on hand promoting its new website and fitness initiative. Children can participate in the free scavenger hunt for prizes.
  • Barcroft: Barcroft Elementary School (625 S. Wakefield Street), 4:00-6:00 p.m. The Barcroft Elementary Spring Fair is intended to be an early evening of pure fun, with activities likea bounce house, games and a cake walk, all for prizes.
  • Old Glebe: Gulf Branch Nature Center (3608 N. Military Road), 10:00-11:30 a.m. The north Arlington nature center will join the neighborhood to “welcome back hummingbirds.” Each family will make its own feeders as the birds with the fastest wings in the world migrate back to the county. Register online.
  • Glencarlyn: Long Branch Nature Center (625 S. Carlin Springs Road), 7:00-8:00 p.m. The nature center will host families in the amphitheater for a campfire discussion about snakes. Games, songs and s’mores will all be in abundance.

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by Ethan Rothstein — April 27, 2015 at 11:00 am 403 0

Crystal City Sparket logoDuring lunchtime this Wednesday, Crystal City’s weekly arts market, Sparket, will return for the 2015 season.

From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Wednesday until Nov. 18, Crystal City’s arts market will occupy Crystal Drive between 18th and 20th Streets S., providing the areas thousands of office workers a place to go to shop for craft works like paintings, jewelry and pottery.

In addition to the art work, there will be products like home-made bath scrubs and soaps, greeting cards and “artisan food products,” according to the Crystal City Business Improvement District, which organizes the market.

Each week, the BID plans on hosting a variety of makers and vendors to give market attendees new items to peruse and new gifts to buy.

Disclosure: Crystal City BID is an ARLnow.com advertiser

by Ethan Rothstein — April 27, 2015 at 10:00 am 741 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

Waiting for interviewPersonal Branding Career Seminar*
3140 Washington Blvd, Suite 222
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Career advice company The Career Path Partners hosts a seminar on using LinkedIn and expanding one’s personal brand for career advancement. Registration is $20.

Tuesday

OMHokie Football with VT’s Athletic Director*
Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

As part of the “Orange and Maroon Tour,” VT AD Whit Babcock and defensive backs coach Torrian Gray host this event, which includes refreshments, a raffle and a long conversation on Hokie football.

Wednesday

220px-James_Moran_Official_Congressional_PortraitForum with Jim Moran
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Former Rep. Jim Moran hosts an open forum, in which his old constituents can ask him questions about congressional gridlock and other issues of the day. Free to attend.

Saturday

kilogoKiwanis Pancake Breakfast*
Clarendon United Methodist Church (606 N. Irving Street)
Time: 8:00 a.m.-noon

The Arlington Kiwanis Club hosts its annual pancake breakfast. A moon bounce and face painting will be available for children and a raffle and antique car show for adults. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for kids.

Save-the-Date-FrontACF Spring Gala*
Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City (1250 S. Hayes Street)
Time: 5:30-10:00 p.m.

The Arlington Community Foundation hosts a Kentucky Derby-themed spring gala. Mint juleps will be served, a fancy hat contest will be had, followed by dinner and dancing. Tickets start at $300.

Match-TimelineWEBMayweather vs. Pacquiao Watch Party*
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 10:00 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Watch the biggest fight of the decade at Clarendon’s Mad Rose, with HD screens throughout the bar. Women are allowed in free, while tickets for men start at $20.

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by Ethan Rothstein — April 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm 1,042 0

Shirlington Spring Beer Festival Event FlyerTomorrow, Campbell Avenue Shirlington will close down while dozens of breweries will open up tents and booths for the second annual Spring Beer Festival.

From 4:30 a.m. to about 8:00 p.m., Campbell Avenue will be shut down between S. Randolph and Quincy Streets, according to the Arlington County Police Department, to allow the more than 35 breweries in attendance to set up their tents.

The actual event begins at noon, when festival-goers can purchase a $30 booklet of 10 tickets for tastings from the breweries, which are largely from the mid-Atlantic region. The taps will turn off at 6:00 p.m.

In addition to vehicular traffic, parking will also be restricted in the area. Residents and visitors should look for “no parking” signs in the area before leaving their car parked overnight.

by Ethan Rothstein — April 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm 730 0

Air Force Cycling Classic Crystal CupThe D.C. region’s biggest cycling race is coming back to Arlington for its 18th running next month.

The Air Force Association Cycling Classic will take place in Clarendon and Crystal City over the weekend of June 13 and. The event will have several races, inviting cyclists of all ages and skill levels to participate in the event most appropriate for them.

The premier race of the weekend is Saturday’s Clarendon Cup, a pro/am race that will take riders up and down Wilson and Clarendon Boulevards in the heart of the neighborhood. That race is part of the National Criterium Calendar, a 13-race tour organized by USA Cycling.

Sunday morning, the Challenge Ride — a 15-kilometer jaunt up Route 110 and around the Pentagon, Air Force Memorial and Crystal City — will kick off, allowing anyone to register and compete.

During the Challenge Ride, staffs from congressional representatives will be invited to compete as teams, racing for their party. There are also races for kids, competitive amateurs and opportunities to compete as corporate teams. The Challenge Ride costs $60 to participate, with a $10 discount for active, reserve and retired military members.

Sunday afternoon, the event will conclude with the Crystal Cup, another National Criterium Calendar race, that will take riders along Jefferson-Davis Highway and Crystal Drive in Crystal City.

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by Ethan Rothstein — April 21, 2015 at 11:00 am 1,910 0

earth-day-5RsTomorrow is Earth Day, and in honor of the 45th anniversary of the holiday dedicated to the environment, Arlington residents and workers can take part in several events around the county this week.

On the eve of Earth Day, this afternoon at the Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street), the county’s Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting an Earth Day scavenger hunt. From 3:00-5:00 p.m., teams will form to take pictures, find clues and solve puzzles, all with a goal of promoting sustainability. Registration is required for the event, and those interested can email to sign up.

Tomorrow, the Rosslyn Business Improvement District is providing its annual planting clinic. At the Plaza on 19th — the small public space at the corner of N. Moore and 19th Streets — from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the BID’s landscaping contractor will give demonstrations on how to plant your own garden and maintain it. Attendees will be able to take home a potted plant of their own, and one of Rosslyn’s food trucks will be on hand for the hungry planters.

On Saturday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., George Mason University’s Arlington campus is throwing a “Go Gaga for Green” event. There will be a silent auction for rain barrels decorated by Arlington Public Schools students, a lip-sync battle, green-themed food and drink and a raffle. Tickets are $25 and free for APS families and staff. Proceeds will benefit the Arlington County Council of PTAs’ scholarship fund, GMU’s Early Identification Program, which funds first-generation college students and Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment’s Energy Masters Program.

For more environmentally themed events this week and in the future, you can visit Arlington’s website.

by Ethan Rothstein — April 20, 2015 at 10:20 am 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday

Volunteer Arlington Day
Holiday Inn Rosslyn (1900 N. Fort Myer Drive, Shenandoah Room)
Time: noon-4:00 p.m.

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is organizing this half-day, countywide event. Individuals, teams and businesses are encouraged to donate their time and services to the cause. Register here.

Wednesday

mrkrabbAll-you-can-eat Crab Legs*
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 5:00-9:00 p.m.

For $22, patrons can eat all the snow crab legs they want, plus enjoy happy hour specials on domestic bottles, Fireball, sangria, mojitos and margaritas. Reservations are recommended.

Friday

1ChildrenOfEdenJPGLive Theater: Children of Eden*
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (4000 Lorcom Lane)
Time: 7:30-10:00 p.m.

The St. Andrew’s Players stages their interpretation of Stephen Schwartz’s “Children of Eden.” Performances also on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Free, but donations encouraged.

Saturday

SoPShoe School at Pentagon City Mall
Nordstrom at Fashion Centre at Pentagon City (1400 S. Hayes Street)
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

To celebrate a new shoe design studio, called “Shoes of Prey,” in the store, Nordstrom is hosting a shoe school, where customers can learn how to design their own shoe. Event repeats on Sunday.

Sunday

KeepingFaithFullPageFlyerPro-LGBT Interfaith Service*
Congregation Etz Hayim (2920 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Two days before the U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on gay marriage, an interfaith group is hosting a service to support and embrace members of the LGBT community.

Bethel-Autism-flier2015Film Screening: Sound the Alarm*
Bethel United Church of Christ (4037 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Bethel UCC is hosting a screening of an autism film and hosting a panel discussion afterward. Event is free, but donations to Autism Speaks are highly encouraged.

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by Ethan Rothstein — April 16, 2015 at 11:00 am 907 0

Arlington Dodgeball Tournament photo (via atowndodgeball)A pair of Yorktown High School students, and flying projectile enthusiasts, are hosting a two-day, free dodgeball tournament next weekend.

The tournament starts at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 25 and runs all day, both days, at Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road). Adults, teenagers and children are welcome, and will be split into divisions based on age. There are divisions for 11 and younger, 14 and under, 17 and under and 18 and over.

The tournament is the brainchild of Yorktown students Patrick Wallace and Hayden Kickbush. While the tournament is free, Wallace and Kickbush are asking for attendees to donate what they can to fund the tournament and raise money for physical education equipment for D.C. area schools in need. They have set up an online fundraising page, and have already raised $1,325 of a stated $9,000 goal.

The boys got the idea for the tournament from a trip to Hawaii, where one of them saw a community dodgeball tournament and was inspired, according to the tournament’s website.

“We experienced a heartwarming community and a tournament based on good morals and having a good time,” the website reads. “We were so moved by the experience that we wanted to replicate the same thing here in the Arlington area. Arlington Dodgeball aims to have a very community friendly tournament while also giving back to the community.”

According to Wallace’s father, Marc, the boys have received nonprofit approval by the IRS, so all donations are tax-deductible. The tournament itself will cost about $7,000 to run, Wallace said. If there is money left over, the boys will determine which school in the area will receive the donated equipment.

Registration for the tournament is limited and filling up fast, Wallace said, so individuals or teams should register as soon as possible to ensure a spot.

Photo via Arlington Dodgeball

by Ethan Rothstein — April 13, 2015 at 5:00 am 397 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday

TLT-WEB21U.S. Army Chief of Staff Hosts Twilight Tattoo
Whipple Field (Marshall Drive, Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson Hall)
Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m.

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno will give Outstanding Civilian Service Awards during Ft. Myer’s weekly Twilight Tattoo pageant. Free to attend.

Wednesday

mrkrabbAll-you-can-eat Crab Legs*
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 5:00-9:00 p.m.

For $22, patrons can eat all the snow crab legs they want, plus enjoy happy hour specials on domestic bottles, Fireball, sangria, mojitos and margaritas. Reservations are recommended.

Thursday

Fatoumata_eventLive Music: Fatoumata Diawara
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00-10:00 p.m.

African folk singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara plays guitar, sings and composes drum arrangements to her music, which has fans like Herbie Hancock. Tickets are $24.

Saturday

A-Night-of-HOPE-Logo-Working-1.28.15AFAC Young Professionals Fundraiser*
Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill (2424 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:00 p.m.-midnight

A night of music, dancing and auction prizes all go to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center, feeding families in need. Tickets are $35 each or $60 for two.

Sunday

CarJackingNOVAflyerCarjacking Self-Defense Seminar*
Nova MMA (1425 N. Quincy Street)
Time: noon-3:00 p.m.

“Living in the DMV, car jacking situations are a reality and on the rise,” Nova MMA says. They are offering a three-hour self-defense seminar for $50. Reserve a spot here.

2014_FacebookLWVAffordable Housing Public Forum*
Arlington Mill Residences (901 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

A public forum on the disappearance of affordable housing in Arlington County and the path forward. Featuring County Board member Walter Tejada, moderated by former state Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple.

11038751_800282550058967_2668169079340798004_o“Sole Celebration” fundraiser for Doorways*
Lyon Hall (3100 Washington Blvd)
Time: 3:30-6:30 p.m.

an annual fundraiser honoring the memory of a 34-year-old brain cancer victim will benefit Doorways for Women and Families this year. Tickets are $35 each.

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by Ethan Rothstein — April 9, 2015 at 2:30 pm 1,210 0

The Hume School (photo via Arlington Historical Society)At 3:15 p.m., any building with a bell is encouraged to ring it for four minutes to commemorate the end of the Civil War, 150 years ago today.

Bells across the Land” will start at 3:00 p.m. at Appomattox Court House 170 miles away from Arlington, where Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865.

Fifteen minutes later, “churches, temples, schools, city halls, public buildings, historic sites, and others are invited to ring bells” for four minutes, one minute for each year of the Civil War, the National Park Service said in a press release.

In Arlington, at least one building will be joining in the nationwide campaign. The Arlington Historical Society will ring the bell at The Hume School, which now serves as the Arlington Historical Museum.

The National Park Service also owns the Netherlands Carillon near Rosslyn, which has 50 bells on its distinctive structure. The Carillon is less than a mile away from Arlington House, the former home of Robert E. Lee.

Photo via the Arlington Historical Society.

by Ethan Rothstein — April 8, 2015 at 3:25 pm 7,184 0

A photo of a Slide the City event (photo via Slide the City)A giant slip and slide event — which closes several blocks to install a 1,000-foot-long water slide — is eyeing Arlington for an event this summer.

Slide the City brings the gigantic vinyl slide to cities around the country and charges between $15 and $60 for participants to slide in their own inflatable tube down closed-off roads and parks. On the event’s website, Arlington is listed as a site for Saturday, June 27.

Utah-based Slide the City is in the process of acquiring a special events permit to run the event and has yet to set a location within the county. We’re told that the June date is not final, and that it may ultimately be scheduled for as late as August.

Event organizers have been using elevation maps to try to scout out the best place for the slide, and have discussed locations in Rosslyn, Clarendon and elsewhere, we hear. No decision is made, and no permit is expected to be granted until May at the earliest.

Participants have the option of booking one slide, three slides or unlimited slides. All get a mouthpiece, a temporary tattoo and a drawstring bag. Those interested can sign up for a mailing list to be updated on Slide the City’s progress, including when registration opens.

“We like to think of ourselves as carney workers, without the mullets and the missing teeth,” Slide the City says on its website. “Slide the City is a family friendly slip-and-slide water party event. There will be live music, food, drinks, water, and of course the biggest slip and slide ever to hit asphalt. Don’t worry, we’ve got it padded. This slide’s got more cushion than your grandpa’s orthopedic sneakers.”

Slide the City’s organizers did not respond to a request for comment.

Photo via Slide the City

by Ethan Rothstein — April 7, 2015 at 11:45 am 1,521 0

Stand With Rand karaoke poster (image via Facebook)Tonight, O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub, at 3207 Washington Blvd in Clarendon, will be the flagship bar for a nationwide karaoke event heralding a just-announced presidential candidate.

#LibertyKaraoke has been celebrating Republican candidates for years in Arlingotn and growing steadily. Tonight’s weekly event coincides with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)’s announcement that he is running for president.

The event is free, but a donation to Paul’s campaign is encouraged. More than 250 people have RSVP-ed so far.

What started as an Arlington-only event, founded by Arlington-Falls Church Young Republicans Chairman Matthew Hurtt, has exploded nationwide. Tonight, there will be more than 60 events across the country, from Vermont to Minnesota to Texas, all free, all karaoke to raise money for the Libertarian-leaning candidate.

Hurtt told the Washington Post that a “special guest” could make an appearance at #LibertyKaraoke Manchester, N.H., implying the senator himself might grab the mic. At previous karaoke fundraisers at O’Sullivan’s, Reps. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) have stopped by.

Image via Facebook

by Ethan Rothstein — April 6, 2015 at 11:00 am 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday

3686tixpromoflyerarlingtonfinalStartup Competition and Networking Event
Disruption Corporation (2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 1000)
Time: 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Startups from the southeast gather to present before a panel of entrepreneur elite. Winners of the regional competition move to the national 36|86 competition in June. Networking to follow the free event.

Wednesday

Fundraising Breakfast*
Sheraton Pentagon City (900 S. Orme Street)
Time: 7:45-9:00 a.m.

Offender Aid and restoration hosts a free breakfast honoring County Manager Barbara Donnellan and Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille for “banning the box” on job applications. RSVP is required.

mrkrabbAll-you-can-eat Crab Legs*
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 5:00-9:00 p.m.

For $22, patrons can eat all the snow crab legs they want, plus enjoy happy hour specials on domestic bottles, Fireball, sangria, mojitos and margaritas. Reservations are recommended.

Thursday

Freedmans-SchoolLecture: Civil War Contraband Camps
Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road, Reinsch Library)
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Northern Virginia Civil War historian Ron Baumgarten will discuss “contraband camps” — refuges for escaped slaves in Arlington and Fairfax — during this hourlong, free lecture.

Saturday

Forest-in-FogPinhole photography exhibit and talk*
Cherrydale Branch Library (2190 Military Road)
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Photographer Scott Speck debuts his exhibit of landscape photographs taken with his pinhole camera, including a discussion on the medium. Free and open to all.

CarrieLive Music: Carrie Newcomer*
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer hosts a workshop from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on connecting everyday lives with faith. In the evening, she performs her original works. Tickets range from $10-$35.

Sunday

Geoff-Pilkington-portait1-3Live Music: Brahms and Beethoven*
Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ (5010 Little Falls Road)
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The principal horn of the Washington National Opera orchestra, Geoff Pilkington, performs with the IBIS Chamber group. The concert of classical composer music is free, but donations are welcome.

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