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by MN — September 30, 2014 at 5:32 pm 0

The first-ever Northern Virginia Pride Festival hosted by Northern VA Pride (NOVA Pride) –previously Fairfax Pride, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization based out of McLean, VA — will take place on Sunday, October 5th from 12-7pm at Bull Run Special Events Center in Centreville, VA. The purpose of this inaugural festival is to celebrate the history, progress, and diversity of the Northern Virginia Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community, as well as its straight allies; provide unforgettable entertainment; a forum for local LGBTQ groups to network; and showcase pro-equality businesses and organizations in the community-at-large.

The Festival grounds will have a designated area with family-friendly stage/entertainment, vendors, activities, and picnic tables; Fairfax 1, the Fairfax County helicopter (landing mid-day) and Fairfax county fire truck for all to explore; assorted outdoor activities geared toward young adults; a fenced off-leash dog area for our canine friends; 40+ vendors of all types (we are still accepting vendor applications); a variety of food & beverage (including alcohol) available; great entertainment lineup (SEE BELOW) on the main stage; and last, but certainly not least, the Say I Do Wedding Chapel, where local religious leaders will perform marriage ceremonies surrounded by vendors geared toward weddings.

The festival is free to attend, and will have a variety of food, beverages and merchandise that may be purchased (no outside food or beverage will be permitted). All alcohol must be purchased using vouchers on sale at the main gate at a rate of $2/ticket; these vouchers/tickets may also be redeemed for select merchandise and activities. All proceeds from tickets sales benefit NOVA Pride.

Entertainment Lineup on the Metro Main Stage & Family Stage includes the following:
Grand Marshal:
Kristen Beck
Music:
Billy Winn
CarolA Fuenzalida
Dance Manifesto
Different Drummers
DJ Kayla Divine
DJ Natty Boom
J Lima Foxtrot
Kat’lee Jones
Lisa Liszt
Playground Etiquette
Roxy Willians
Tristan Schack
Wicked Jezabel, and more!
Performers:
Carlton Stephens (Mister Capital Pride)
Girls Time the Musical
Milan & Nolan B Jaymes Nichole (Mr & Miss NOVA Pride)
Roxy Williams
Guest Speakers:
Claire Guthrie Gastañaga
Senator Mark Warner (VA)
VA Attorney General Mark Herring

Details at www.novapridefest.com, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1428098607466084/, and on Meetup at http://www.meetup.com/novapride/events/203106362/

by MN — September 30, 2014 at 1:20 am 0

Author Barbara Glickman presents a slideshow and book signing at 11 am Thursday October 16th at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Road, Arlington 22207. Focussing on landscape design, historical significance and designers of local gardens. Open and free to the public sponsored by Rock Spring Garden Club. Books available for purchase. Lunch following may be purchased for $5.00 RSVP by October 10th to 703 532-1959 or rockspringgardenclub@gmail.com. Visit www.rockspringgardenclub for more info.

by MN — September 30, 2014 at 1:20 am 0

Arlington Thrive is hosting a “Close the Door to Homelessness” Happy Hour for young professionals on Wednesday, October 22 from 6-8 PM at Sushi Rock! All are welcome to attend and enjoy food and drink specials, learn about efforts to prevent homelessness and how you can help, and network with like-minded peers. Raffle tickets will also be available to win a multitude of prizes!

Stop by and bring a friend! The Happy Hour is free but guests are encouraged to make a $10 donation. Please sign-up ahead of time at http://bit.ly/1u7oRBM (so we have a reasonable head count) or just show up at the door.

by MN — September 29, 2014 at 4:13 pm 0

8th Annual Northern Virginia Fall BrewFest, A World Beer Experience, presented by The Beer Joint Brewing Leesburg will be held at a Bull Run Park in Centreville on Saturday & Sunday, October 18 & 19 (11AM – 7PM each day). More than 40 craft breweries will have more than 75 beers for sampling. Festival includes outstanding local/regional bands, great food, free parking, family area and much more. To purchase tickets, volunteer or for information visit www.novabrewfest.com.

by MN — September 29, 2014 at 4:13 pm 0

8th Annual Northern Virginia Fall BrewFest, A World Beer Experience, presented by The Beer Joint Brewing Leesburg will be held at a Bull Run Park in Centreville on Saturday & Sunday, October 18 & 19 (11AM – 7PM each day). More than 40 craft breweries will have more than 75 beers for sampling. Festival includes outstanding local/regional bands, great food, free parking, family area and much more. To purchase tickets, volunteer or for information visit www.novabrewfest.com.

by MN — September 29, 2014 at 4:01 pm 0

Join the Arlington Young Democrats and the Virginia Young Democrats Health Policy Caucus for a health policy trivia night at Four Courts!

For a suggested $5 donation per player, test your knowledge of health policy over food and drinks with your colleagues.You can join a team sponsored by notable Virginians, including members of the Arlingotn County Board, or create your own. All proceeds will benefit the Arlington Free Clinic.

by MN — September 29, 2014 at 3:59 pm 0

Join us on Thursday, October 9th for DC Twin Fest, when two of DC’s premier (and probably only) indie rock bands with twins in them will take the stage at the incomparable IOTA Club & Cafe. Mark and Sam from Cake and Calculus, along with Adam and Brian from Exit Vehicles, will put their uncanny twin abilities on display for sure. Come down and check it out. If you’re a twin or know one – bring them out as well!

ShowPony is an instrumental math rock band from Washington, DC. With songs marked by complex time signature changes and energetic anthems that are sure to get your blood pumping, this solid prog-rock group is definitely worth a listen.

https://showponiesindc.bandcamp.com/

https://twitter.com/showponyband

Cake and Calculus is an indie/pop/rock band from the DC area that is the result of almost a decade of friendship and musical collaboration, doing their darndest to bring great original music to the masses.

http://cakeandcalculus.bandcamp.com/

http://www.cakeandcalculus.com/

Exit Vehicles are a DC indie rock four piece who’ve recorded at Inner Ear with Don Zientara and played several shows in DC and NYC since they got together in 2013. “Aggressive yet melodic, progressive yet tight, a solid post-punk rhythm section drives a clean alt/indie sound reminiscent of the best in the city’s history.” -Natan Press, The Deli

https://exitvehicles.bandcamp.com/

by MN — September 29, 2014 at 3:59 pm 0

Don’t be a victim, be a survivor! This seminar is focused on the common attacks used against women and how you can learn to fight back!

Learn basic striking, self defense against chokes, bear hugs, and what to do if you go to the ground. You’ll sweat, you’ll fight and we promise you will feel empowered!

by MN — September 29, 2014 at 3:59 pm 0

Bill Hamrock, co-owner of Pasha Cafe and author of the recently published pictorial history of our county, “We Are Arlington,” is hosting a reception on the Cherrydale Library balcony on Wednesday, October 8. The reception launches an exhibit of several of the photographs, posters, and other memorabilia Bill collected for his book. Pasha Cafe is catering the event. Everyone is invited. It starts at 7 pm and runs until 8:30. Bill’s exhibit will be up from October 8 until January 5, 2015.

by MN — September 24, 2014 at 5:38 pm 0

Go Go Symphony performs the historic DC musical genre. They have received rave reviews from performances at the 930 Club with genre originators Trouble Funk, and at the Atlas Theater with the Capital City Symphony. The Church at Clarendon supports community and artistic endeavors, and proudly offers this community concert for free, Saturday October 4, 7:00-8:30pm.

Go-go music is a sub genre of funk that has been extremely popular in the Washington, DC area since the 1970′s, especially with African Americans. Its main feature is live funky polyrhythm — endless amounts of it — with drums, congas, cowbells, timbales, rototoms, and tambourines. It also uses improvisation and audience call and response. The beat never stops during a show; one song just morphs into the next.

by MN — September 24, 2014 at 3:11 pm 0

October 18th, 2014, AAH will celebrate 10 years of transforming lives in rural Uganda through education, healthcare, and community development. AAH was started by a group of Arlingtonians, and many Arlington teachers, high school and college students, and others have gone over to Uganda to volunteer at the school or health clinic. All are welcome. For tickets, go to www.aahuganda.org

by MN — September 24, 2014 at 3:09 pm 0

Parents and youth service providers, join us for the 3rd community conference on youth, sponsored by the Out of School Time Council (OST).

Choose from 26 different workshop, all designed to help you improve strengthen the relationship you have with children and learn strategies and tools to support them. Ultimately it will help to improve your relationships with children and youth.

Pre-registration required; check out the variety of sessions before you register online!

by MN — September 24, 2014 at 3:09 pm 0

Open House & Art Gallery
Featuring Local Artists:

2773 N Wakefield St, Arlington, Va. 22207
Sunday, October 5th, 2014.

Check out two talented artists, Bramley Sullivan & Sarah Dick, showcase their work in a beautiful North Arlington craftsman home for sale while enjoying refreshments.

by MN — September 24, 2014 at 3:09 pm 0

Come and bring your two-legged and four-legged friends for an afternoon of jazz music, light refreshments, and dog treats, and a blessing of the animals (non-barking animal friends are also welcome to join in the blessing)! The event will be held in the CCUMC front parking lot with the blessing taking place about one hour into the event.

This is an open and free event, so please feel free to invite your friends, colleagues and neighbors!

https://www.facebook.com/events/688004661288769/

by MN — September 24, 2014 at 3:09 pm 0

Bring your furry, feathered, finned – or scaly – friends for a Blessing of the Animals on October 5 at 5pm at Rock Spring Congregational UCC, 5010 Little Falls Rd, in Arlington. Dogs must be leashed (no flexi-leads, please); other pets must be safely harnessed or contained. The event will be outside, weather permitting, or inside Carpenter Hall. Middle High Youth of Rock Spring are hosting the event and will provide homemade dog treats. www.rockspringucc.org

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