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by ARLnow.com — August 8, 2014 at 10:15 am 509 0

Nixon memorabilia at Central Library (photo courtesy of Arlington Public Library)Tomorrow (August 9) marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s resignation from office in light of the Watergate scandal, and Central Library is marking the historic anniversary with a display of memorabilia and an author visit.

The library has a temporary display of Nixon-related items that visitors can check out through the end of the month. A private, local collector allowed the library to borrow the pieces of memorabilia covering the decades from Nixon’s 1950s vice-presidential campaign through his death in 1994. The display includes a couple dozen items including newspapers, masks and even a section of carpet from the Democratic National Committee offices at the Watergate — the target of the 1972 break-in that sparked a larger investigation.

The collector is particularly proud of a t-shirt from the late 1970s prompting readers to “Don’t Buy Books By Crooks.” It was part of a national campaign, started in Arlington, to encourage people not to buy Nixon’s memoirs. The headquarters for that campaign was located close to where the Ballston Metro station currently exists.

“We live in this incredibly fascinating capital area, and our national history often is also our local Arlington history in a lot of ways,” said library spokesman Peter Golkin.

On Tuesday (August 12), author Elizabeth Drew will visit the library to talk about covering the events surrounding the Watergate scandal, and about the reissue of her book “Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall.” She will reflect on Nixon’s ability to make a comeback and discuss what the scandal means in the 21st century. Copies of Drew’s book will be available for sale and signing during the event, which runs from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

“It’s a rare opportunity to hear one of the major journalists to cover Watergate speak,” said Golkin. He notes that although many Americans were focused on newspaper coverage of the scandal, Drew’s reporting was a major contribution because “her coverage in The New Yorker gave it a context you can only get from that kind of long-form journalism.”

by ARLnow.com — August 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm 455 0

"Making Their Mark: Art Brut" at Gallery Underground (photo via ServiceSource)Artists with disabilities have their own show at the Gallery Underground in Crystal City.

The show is called “Making Their Mark: Art Brut,” and highlights pieces from artists with disabilities from ServiceSource day centers, a non-profit disability resource organization. It is put on in partnership with Purple Art, an art therapy program that works with individuals with disabilities and with military members and their families.

“Sometimes, I feel like Van Gogh,” artist Andrew Ross told ARLnow.com. “Music and art go together with me. I enjoy making both of them, they are big part of me”.

“Art Brut” translates to “raw art” and describes works created without classical art training. It’s an opportunity for the artists to overcome challenges and to express themselves in different ways. Some of the artists created pieces with little or no assistance for the first time.

“It’s good, I did a lot of work on the art,” artist Robert “Bobby” Hoffer told ARLnow.com

Volunteers donated many of the framing materials for the exhibition, in addition to volunteering to frame, mount and curate the show pieces.

“Making Their Mark: Art Brut” runs through August 23. More information can be found on the Gallery Underground website.

by Ethan Rothstein — August 6, 2014 at 11:30 am 706 0

A candlelight vigil was held in the Hall's Hill community for homicide victims Keefe Spriggs and Carl MotenTonight, the residents of the Hall’s Hill neighborhood will hold a “peace walk” in memory of two residents who were killed two years ago in a double homicide.

From 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., starting at 1945 N. Dinwiddie Street, members of the community will gather to remember Carl Moten and Keefe Spriggs, who were found murdered in an apartment on the 1900 block of N. Culpeper Street on Aug. 7, 2012. The crime is still unsolved, but according to Arlington County Police Department spokesman Dustin Sternbeck, it’s still an active investigation.

Moten, known as “Pooh Bear,” and Spriggs, known as “Kee Kee” to friends and family, were born and raised in Hall’s Hill. Moten worked as a cook in Falls Church and was 31 years old at the time of the incident. Spriggs, 59 when he was killed, worked at a body shop. This is the second annual walk to raise awareness of the crimes.

ACPD will have a presence during the walk, Sternbeck said, and continues to encourage anyone who has information about the crime to come forward.

“It’s important to get this back out there and visible to the public because the smallest piece of new information given to the detectives could be the big break in the case,” Sternbeck said. He added the department “has been working with both families throughout this whole thing in an attempt to find the killer.”

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by Ethan Rothstein — August 5, 2014 at 10:15 am 715 0

Outdoor movie in Crystal CityOutdoor movies in Crystal City in 2015 will be shaken, not stirred.

Crystal Screen, the Crystal City Business Improvement District’s annual outdoor movie festival, will be showing 14 James Bond movies under the theme Bond is Back. One movie will run every Monday next summer from June through August.

“Crystal City broke the outdoor movie festival mold by launching the very first Bond-themed series back in 2008 and we are excited for the triumphant return of everyone’s favorite super-spy,” Crystal City BID President and CEO Angela Fox said in a press release. “There are so many great Bond films that we wanted to give the fans a chance to see their favorite ones all summer.”

Anyone can vote online for their favorite Bond flicks to be shown, from the catalog of 23. They range from “Dr. No” in 1962 to “Skyfall” in 2012 — yes, even the two Timothy Dalton films. The 14 films that win the online vote will be announced on August 25 at the final movie of this summer’s “In Flight” program, “Snakes on Plane.”

File photo. Disclosure: Crystal City BID is an ARLnow.com advertiser

by ARLnow.com — August 4, 2014 at 5:00 pm 1,105 0

2014 National Night Out logoArlington residents will join others across the country on Tuesday night (August 5) in coming together to take a stand against crime in their communities.

Residents and business owners are encouraged to spend the evening getting out of the house and meeting their neighbors for National Night Out. Police officers and community leaders also will make the rounds to chat with residents.

The nationwide event happens the first Tuesday of every August and is sponsored by the non-profit organization National Association of Town Watch. It raises safety awareness and gives residents the opportunity to get better acquainted with the officers who patrol their neighborhoods.

Everyone is welcome to attend the family friendly events at the following locations:

  • Arlington Forest Ice Cream Social – 200 block of N. Gavelston Street, 7:30 p.m. – TBD
  • Barcroft Ice Cream Social – Community House at 800 S. Buchanan Street, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Fairlington – 3001 S. Abingdon Street, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Douglas Park – S. 12th Street & S. Irving Street, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Park Glen Condominium – behind the community center on S. Arlington Mill Drive, 5:00 p.m. – TBD
  • Columbia Knoll Condominiums – 5111 S. 8th Road, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • 6207 N. 31st Street – 6:30 p.m. – TBD

by Ethan Rothstein — August 4, 2014 at 5:00 am 500 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

Outdoor movie in Crystal CityOutdoor Movie: Red Tails
1851 S. Bell Street
Time: Sundown

Crystal City hosts another in its summer movie lineup. This Monday night, for fee admission, visitors can picnic and watch the Spike Lee World War II movie, “Red Tails.”

Tuesday

Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl perform as The Ghost of a Saber Tooth TigerLGBT and Straight Friends Social
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7:00 p.m.

The first in a weekly special night designed to promote community among LGBT individuals and their straight associates. No cover charge and “Mikey’s ‘Bar A’ Video Wall” will be the entertainment.

Thursday

Mosaic-making Class
Barstons Child’s Play Stores (4510 Lee Highway)
Time: 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Parents can pay $5 to let their children “peel and stick plastic squares to create a no-mess, fantastic, hang-it-in-your-window mosaic.” Walk-ins and registration accepted.

Presentations of the future of Ballston at the Ballston BID's annual meeting 06/23/14Public Art Unveiling
Welburn Square (901 N. Taylor Street)
Time: 6:00 p.m.

The Ballston BID will unveil two public art installations — one displaying Craigslist missed connections and one on rising sea levels — during its farmers market Thursday evening.

Friday

Moshe KasherLive Comedy: Moshe Kasher
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10:00 p.m.

Moshe Kasher, a comic who has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as has a special on Netflix, performs at the Drafthouse. Tickets are $20.

Saturday

Entry Circle Sign at Potomac Overlook Regional ParkSummer Safari
Potomac Overlook Regional Park (2845 N. Marcey Road)
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

This free program allows participants to go on a mini safari of the “vernal pools and frog pond” in Potomac Overlook park. Call 703-528-5406 to reserve a spot.

by Ethan Rothstein — August 1, 2014 at 10:30 am 1,514 0

Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl perform as The Ghost of a Saber Tooth TigerIOTA Club & Cafe, a music venue and restaurant at 2832 Wilson Blvd in Clarendon, will begin hosting “LGBT and Straight Friends Social Night” every Tuesday.

Starting next week on Aug. 5, patrons 21 and over, gay or straight, are encouraged to come to the cafe for a night of unity. There’s no cover charge — IOTA frequently requires tickets purchased at the door for its Tuesday night shows — and IOTA says it will stay open until 1:00 a.m. or later.

“We’re making a commitment to the LGBT community by making our Tuesdays a weekly social for LGBTs and their straight friends at IOTA,” co-owner Stephen Negrey said in a press release. “Why not? This will be great fun and maybe even productive.”

Negrey and his sister Jane Negrey Inge have co-owned IOTA since they opened it in 1994 as a music venue. Since then, they’ve expanded to serve coffee and espresso during the day and “smasher” sandwiches. The club also announced there would be “Mikey’s ‘Bar A’ Video Wall” to entertain guests during the socials.

“In planning this new weekly event at IOTA,” Inge said, “I’m trying to lighten up and not imagine arty or intellectual rumination, cultural connection and the like.”

Inge said in the announcement that she hopes local LGBT advocacy groups will partner with them in the future.

“It seems the LGBT community and their straight friends might benefit from a reliable place and a routine time to cross-pollinate,” Inge said. “We hope people will come IOTA on Tuesdays to party and meet people working on LGBT events.”

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by Morgan Fecto — July 28, 2014 at 2:35 pm 1,791 0

Kennan GarveyThe inaugural “Kennan Garvey Memorial Ride,” a fundraiser for Phoenix Bikes, will be held this Saturday, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the W&OD Trail.

Kennan Garvey was a cycling enthusiast, taught children about bikes when he was in the Peace Corps and wanted to volunteer for Phoenix Bikes after he retired, his widow, Arlington County Board member Libby Garvey said.

Since she created the fund, Garvey has aimed to raise $56,000 for Phoenix Bikes, a thousand dollars for each year her husband lived.

“When people first pass away, people want to give money, and people don’t forget,” Garvey said, “but they don’t remember so much [as time goes by]. I thought a ride would be a great way to keep the fund going and organized.”

When her husband died unexpectedly from a heart attack on Jan. 19, 2008, Garvey said she knew she wanted to set up a memorial for him to benefit Phoenix Bikes.

“Probably at about 2:00 a.m. that night it came to me that this would be the perfect memorial for him,” Garvey said.

The charity bicycle ride will start and end at Phoenix Bikes at 4200 S. Four Mile Run Drive, and will span the entire trail. There will be turn-around points at 15, 30 and 45 miles into the trail, allowing riders to bike 30, 60, or 90 miles. Riders can also do an extra 10 miles on the Custis Trail to complete a full 100-mile-ride, according to Phoenix Bikes Executive Director Henry Dunbar.

“It’s a great ride, really suitable for kids,” Garvey said. “You don’t have to cross roads much and there aren’t any huge hills.”

Garvey and Phoenix Bikes partnered to raise money in her husband’s name for the nonprofit in 2008, and have wanted to organize a ride to feed the fund for the past five years, Dunbar said.

“Kennan was an avid cyclist and obviously a very connected member of the community,” Dunbar said. “Having an annual event that would continue to memorialize him and build on this fund is part of our plan to grow.”

Phoenix Bikes plans to use the fund, which has a goal of $10,000 for Saturday’s ride, to help its effort to build a new education center that will have room for more of the young bicyclists it mentors, Dunbar said. The current location accommodates eight to 10 middle school-aged children, who are taught bike repair and business skills, but Phoenix Bikes wants to double that with the new building.

Registration is still open for the ride, and those interested in donating but not riding can sponsor a rider, like Garvey’s grandson, who learned about bicycling from his late grandfather. Garvey said that the goal is for every rider to pledge $500 via either donation or sponsorship. The fund has has raised $4,120 so far.

“We’re getting there,” Garvey said. “I’m not sure if we’ll make it to $10,000, but we’re getting there.”

Although Garvey broke her collarbone in May while training for the ride and will not participate this year, she said she will be there to cheer on her family members and the other riders.

“For whatever reason I wasn’t meant to ride this one,” Garvey said.

Garvey and Dunbar said they plan to hold the ride annually to keep the Kennan Garvey Memorial Fund growing, and to make sure that he is remembered.

“It’s hard, but it is what it is,” Garvey said of the loss of her late husband. “We had a great life together.”

Photo courtesy Libby Garvey

by Ethan Rothstein — July 28, 2014 at 5:00 am 378 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

Heavy Seas Alehouse logoHeavy Seas Beer Dinner
Heavy Seas Alehouse (1501 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Heavy Seas hosts a four-course beer dinner with brewery founder Hugh Sisson. There will be a beer carefully paired with each course. Reservations must be made in advance. Tickets are $65.

Tuesday

Fairlington sign (photo courtesy Arlington County)Prepare Your Lawn for Fall
Fairlington Community Center (3308 S. Stafford Street)
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

“Learn how to aerate and improve your lawn, when and how to seed and feed, and all the steps you should take this fall to ensure a beautiful, green, weed-free lawn.” Call 703-228-6414 to register.

Thursday

Arlington Central LibraryAdult Late Night Recess
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 9:00-11:00 p.m.

This free event encourages millennials to “bring their inner child” to a night of Nerf tag, capture the flag, Twister and homemade cookies and milk. The event is free. Registration is available online.

Friday

Noura Mint SeymaliLive Music: Noura Mint Seymali
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00 p.m.

“Desert Blues” singer Noura Mint Seymali, with her band composed of a harp, lute, bowl drum, guitar, drum set and bass, plays the Dome Theatre. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online.

Saturday

Signature Theatre (photo via Signature Theatre website)Signature Theatre Open House
Signature Theatre (4200 Campbell Ave)
Time: Noon-10:00 p.m.

Performances will be going on all day on five different stages in this free-to-all event in Shirlington to kick off the 2014-2015 season at Signature. Food and margaritas will be served.

William DickeLive Music: Williem Dicke
O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub (3201 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

D.C.-based singer-songwriter Williem Dicke and his band takes the small stage at O’Sullivan’s. The pub does not require a cover charge.

by Ethan Rothstein — July 24, 2014 at 11:00 am 1,118 0

40 under 40 logo (photo via Leadership Arlington)Leadership Arlington, the nonprofit created to “enlighten, inspire and connect leaders,” is looking for nominations for its first “40 Under 40″ awards.

Nominees are not restricted to those who live and/or work in Arlington; they simply have to be from the D.C. area, be under 40 years old by the awards luncheon on Dec. 4 and “demonstrate impact through their leadership personally and/or professionally,” according to a Leadership Arlington press release.

The criteria being considered is impact on the community or the individual’s professional situation. “This event is an opportunity to show support and invest in this next generation of trailblazers,” the nomination call states.

“We are very fortunate in our community to have so many impactful professionals under the age of 40,” said Betsy Frantz, president and CEO of Leadership Arlington. “Leadership Arlington is proud to be a forerunner in honoring this generation of trailblazers.”

The Dec. 4 luncheon will be at Army Navy Country Club (1700 Army Navy Drive). Leadership Arlington plans for this to be an annual event and “encourages self-nominations.” Those who want to nominate an individual can do so online.

Image via Leadership Arlington

by Ethan Rothstein — July 23, 2014 at 3:55 pm 2,249 0

Arlington County Fair 2013The Arlington County Fair will kick off its 38th year in two weeks, starting Wednesday, Aug. 6 until Sunday, Aug. 10.

The fair will again be held on the grounds of the Thomas Jefferson Community Center (3501 2nd Street S.). The fair starts at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. As always, the fair is free to attend.

Just like last year, the fair will have a 5k run/walk, for which registration is still open, at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9. There will be multiple piglet races every day — including five on Friday — making sure no visitor will be in the park for more than a few hours without getting a chance to see one of the fair’s most popular attractions.

There will be “Cows-N-Corn milking demonstrations,” more than a dozen live bands, exhibitions by the Harlem Wizards basketball troupe, pony rides, an outdoor showing of “Frozen” and plenty of other outdoor activities. There will be rides, face painting and a Miss Virginia Senior America pageant.

No county fair would be complete without a full agenda of exhibition competitions, with categories ranging from extracted honey and preserves, baked goods (there are 14 categories just for cakes), needlework and textiles, ceramics and fine arts, photography, and herb, fruit and vegetable growing.

There are 13 food vendors signed up already and dozens of crafts and art vendors will be plying their wares next to booths from Arlington businesses and nonprofits.

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by Ethan Rothstein — July 23, 2014 at 1:15 pm 1,585 0

(Updated at 1:25 p.m.) Gluten-free food delivery company The Green Spoon was the people’s choice among Arlington startups at last night’s ARLive Startup Smackdown event in Crystal City.

Green Spoon founder Hanson Cheng and his team served guests lemon garlic chicken, cauliflower mash and truffled mushrooms, earning $1.48 million in “investment.” Every guest was given $100,000 in fake $10,000 bills to invest in their favorite companies. A total of $11.26 million in “venture capital” was invested.

In second place was Encore, a company based in Rosslyn’s ÜberOffices that gives companies advice on what to tweet, when and how often. Encore received $1.25 million in “investment,” just edging out Giftrocker, a gift certificate and e-commerce platform, which brought in $1.18 million.

“I’m stunned,” Cheng said after it was announced that Green Spoon won the competition. The Green Spoon also won the contest for Best Entrée at Taste of Arlington in April. “There are all these companies with amazing services and the fact that we’re even in this room is crazy. I’m ecstatic.”

Cheng and his team won a lunch with venture capitalist Paul Singh, founder of Crystal Tech Fund, whose offices hosted the event.

Many of the 100+ guests at the event remarked on the diversity of the companies, both in the products they sell and the stage of their growth. One company, RoadFan, made its public debut at the event while another, Boldfoot socks, had a chance to show its designs to customers in physical form for the first time.

“This is the first time we’re throwing it out to the world,” RoadFan co-founder Jason Waxberg said. His company is a platform to allow fans of teams gather in a communal spot in any city to watch games together. “To be in the same room as Encore and Distil Networks, who are at the forefront of D.C. startups, it’s great exposure.”

Dozens of members of the Arlington community showed up to network, attempt to create partnerships and see the future of business in the county. Ryan Halpin works in a D.C.-based accounting firm that specializes in technology and was hoping to entice a few new clients.

“I think all the companies here are pretty impressive in their own way,” Halpin said. “It’s interesting to see where they’re all at. For me an event like this is an obvious fit. It’s not your typical networking event.”

The entrepreneurs were all given money to invest in the other companies, and all of them glowed about the communal experience of starting a new business.

“Entrepreneurship is a lonely journey,” Boldfoot founder Brad Christmann said. “It’s cool to be here and talk shop. There’s nothing cutthroat, everyone is genuinely excited to see everyone do well.”

ARLnow.com hosted the event with the Crystal City Business Improvement District, Click, Disruption Corporation — which owns Crystal Tech Fund — Grade A Marketing and The Falcon Lab. Below is the complete list of companies that participated:

Disclosure: The Crystal City BID is an ARLnow.com advertiser

by ARLnow.com — July 23, 2014 at 11:40 am 411 0

Start of 2011 Crystal City Twilighter 5K (courtesy Crystal City BID)Crystal City will host the annual Crystal City Twilighter 5K race on Saturday.

The summer race, organized by Pacers, is dubbed “the hottest 5K in town.” It kicks off at 8:30 p.m. and is followed by a post-race party. Registration is $40 for adults over the age of 18, but $20 for those 18 years old or younger.

The Arlington County Police Department is planning on closing a number of roads to make way for the race. From ACPD:

The following lane closures will be in effect between 6:30 p.m. and 11:15 p.m.

  • Northbound lanes of Crystal Drive between 23rd Street and 20th Street
  • Southbound lanes of Crystal Drive between 23rd Street and 20th Street
  • A single southbound access lane from 20th Street to the parking garage entrance at 2100 Crystal Drive will be provided.
  • A single southbound exit lane will be provided at the 2200 Crystal Drive exit with access to 23rd Street.
  • Note, there will be parking and limited access restrictions in the horseshoe driveway at 2121 Crystal Drive starting at noon.

The following lane closures will be in effect between 8:00 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.:

  • Northbound lanes of Crystal Drive between 23th Street and 12th Street
  • One southbound lane of Crystal Drive between 20th Street and 15th Street. Western-most southbound lane between 15th and 20th Streets to remain open to provide parking garage access.
  • Westbound lane of S. 12th Street between Crystal Drive and Long Bridge Drive.
  • North and South bound lanes of Long Bridge Drive from 12th Street South to Boundary Channel.
  • East and West bound lanes of Boundary Channel between Long Bridge Drive and Connector Road.
  • Both directions of 10th Street between Long Bridge Drive and S. Ball Street.
  • Both directions of 6th Street between Long Bridge Drive and S. Ball Street.
  • Both directions of S. Ball Street between 6th and 10th Streets.

Disclosure: Crystal City BID is an ARLnow.com advertiser

by Ethan Rothstein — July 22, 2014 at 1:30 pm 0

ARLive flyerARLive Startup Smackdown, the competition where community members get to “invest” in Arlington-based startup companies, will take place tonight at Crystal Tech Fund (2231 Crystal Drive, 10th floor) from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 at the door or can be purchased online. The tickets cover appetizers, beer and wine, as well as fake dollars to invest in one of 17 companies. The company with the most fake money at the end of the night wins a lunch at Good Stuff Eatery in Crystal City with Crystal Tech Fund founder and investor Paul Singh.

Homemade Gin Kit gin fermenting (photo via Twitter)Thirteen of the companies participating have been featured in ARLnow.com’s weekly Startup Monday series, including: flower e-commerce company Bloompop, a Crystal Tech Fund company, food delivery service The Green Spoon, The Homemade Gin Kit — which plans on bringing gin samples — and crowdfunded sock company Boldfoot.

The event is also a chance to network with Arlington entrepreneurs and see the future of business in the county. Several of the companies have secured a combined millions of dollars in angel investment and venture capital in recent years.

Photo (bottom) via Twitter

by Ethan Rothstein — July 21, 2014 at 5:00 am 380 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

Bachelor BoysLive Music: The Bachelor Boys
IOTA Club and Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Party band the Bachelor Boys, who say they play a mix of funk, oldies and modern music to dance to, performs a free show at IOTA.

Tuesday

ARLive flyerARLive Startup Smackdown
Crystal Tech Fund (2231 Crystal Drive)
Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Check out more than a dozen Arlington-based startup companies at this social and networking event, co-sponsored by ARLnow.com. Appetizers and adult beverages are included with the price of admission.

Ventriloquist Uncle Ty-Rone
Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 7:00-7:30 p.m.

Ventriloquist Ty-Rone Brown chips in to help Arlington Public Library with its summer reading program. Brown will perform a free, comedic reading intended for elementary school children.

Thursday

Aneesh Chopra at the Ballston LaunchPad FinaleBook Signing, Cocktails with Aneesh Chopra
Capital One Labs (3030 Clarendon Blvd, 8th Floor)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Arlington Economic Development’s TandemNSI program hosts former Obama administration Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra for a signing of his book, “Innovative State.” The event is free.

Friday

Tiffany HaddishLive Comedy: Tiffany Haddish
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10:00 p.m.

Comedian Tiffany Haddish has been featured on HBO and Comedy Central and also works as an actor and dancer. Tickets are $20 and are available online.

Saturday

Arlington Historical Society logoPlanes, Trains and Zeppelins
Arlington Historical Museum at the Hume School (1805 S. Arlington Ridge Road)
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Arlington Historical Society is staging three historical readings for families at the same time: one of a book about planes, one about trains and one about Zeppelins. The program is free.

Local 12Concert at Potomac Overlook
Potomac Overlook Regional Park (2845 N. Marcey Drive)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Rock and blues band Local 12 performs a free concert at Potomac Overlook Park. Picnic supplies are welcome, as is a $5 donation. Alcohol is prohibited.

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