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by Ethan Rothstein — September 22, 2014 at 5:00 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.

Monday

Bachelor Boys BandThe Bachelor Boys
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00 p.m.

The Bachelor Boys, a party band specializing in a mix of current pop, soul, swing, and ’70s and ’80s music, performs a free show at IOTA.

Wednesday

Starting a Business 1.0
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Thinking about starting your own business? Arlington Economic Development’s BizLaunch gives an inclusive class on what it takes, from the licensing and business side. Register here.

Thursday

coffeekeg3Coffee, Views and Disruption
Disruption Corporation HQ (2231 Crystal Drive, 10th Floor)
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Free coffee and discussion with technology “deal-makers, deal-breakers, entrepreneurs and assorted hangers-on” from the D.C. area’s tech community. Coffee provided by Commonwealth Joe.

Friday

Kristen and the NoiseLive Music: Kristen and the Noise
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 10:00 p.m.

Cover band Kristen and the Noise performs a set of music to dance and sing along to at the Clarendon Grill. Cover is $5.

Sunday

TeaAfternoon Tea for Charity*
House of Steep (3800 Lee Highway, Suite D)
Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Sample some of House of Steep’s dozens of teas while relaxing and talking with career coach Alison Cardy. Some proceeds go to crisis hotline PRS Crisislink.

KidsaveWine, Appetizers for Charity*
Screwtop Wine Bar (1025 N. Fillmore Street)
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Guests can enjoy wine and appetizers at Clarendon’s Screwtop Wine Bar, with proceeds going to benefit Kidsave, which helps children fine adoptive parents.

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by Ethan Rothstein — September 15, 2014 at 5:00 am 488 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

Curtis McMurtryLive Music: Curtis McMurtry
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Curtis McMurtry, the son of James McMurtry, performs songs from his debut album at IOTA. Tickets are $12.

Tuesday

Spider Kelly's by Christaki“Cards Against Urbanity” Launch*
Spider Kelly’s (3181 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Help launch a new game from a tech startup. Demo the game, in which players “answer questions with a hand of answer cards containing the most annoying/fun/questionable aspects of building great cities and towns,” for free.

Thursday

Hot sauce wall at RocklandsHot Sauce Competition
Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company (3471 Washington Blvd)
Time: 5:30 p.m.

Rocklands hosts its first-ever hot sauce competition. Homemade sauces are welcome. The event is $20 and is good for a serving from a barbecued pig, beer, and raffle with prizes.

Cosmo Couture 2013Cosmo Couture
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5:00-10:00 p.m.

The 5th annual fashion show returns to Artisphere with a “President of the United States” theme. The show features designers incorporating building materials into haute couture outfits. Tickets are $160.

Friday

Heavy Seas Alehouse logoTalk Like a Pirate Day
Heavy Seas Alehouse (1501 Wilson Blvd)
Time: All Day

In celebration of the novelty holiday, Heavy Seas is offering $1 off its “Arrrrrlington Burger,” pirate “swag” and raffle tickets for a Baltimore brewery bus tour. At 6:00 p.m., a cask of a Loose Cannon variety will be tapped.

Saturday

Festival of the Arts
Clarendon (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (also on Sunday)

The second annual street festival brings more than 100 artists and vendors in glass, mixed media, paintings, jewelry, and pottery to the streets of Clarendon.

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by Ethan Rothstein — September 8, 2014 at 5:00 am 494 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.

Thursday

Arlington-Fire-DepartmentLecture 9/11 First Responder James Schwartz
Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th Street S.)
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

ACFD Chief James Schwartz gives the history of the fire department, including its role in the 9/11 terror attack on the Pentagon, the rescue efforts of which were led by Schwartz. The program is free.

Friday

Doorways-Client-Thumbs-UpBrighter Futures Breakfast
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (4301 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Listen to the victims of domestic violence tell their stories, and how Doorways for Women and Families helped them overcome adversity. No minimum or maximum donation required. Email to RSVP.

Saturday

Ball-Sellers House (photo courtesy Arlington Historical Society)Antique Appraisals
Carlin Hall (5711 4th Street S.)
Time: 10:00 a.m.-noon

An Antiques Roadshow-style appraisal, right in Arlington. To have an item appraised, pay $10 and reserve in advance by calling 703-942-9247. To watch the show, tickets are $5 at the door.

Church Block Party
Clarendon United Methodist Church (606 N. Irving Street)
Time: 3:00-8:00 p.m.

The Clarendon UMC hosts a block party. Food is $5, but you can also music, games, demonstrations, nfo booths, crafts, a moon bounce, Zumba, make some jewelry, learn flower arranging and hear a mini organ concert.

Sunday

2014sipandsalsaVintage Crystal: Sip and Salsa*
220 20th Street S.
Time: 2:00-6:00 p.m.

The region’s largest, inside-the-Beltway outdoor wine festival. Wines from Argentina and the Iberian Peninsula are featured for tastings, which, along with food, cost $20.

Fall rose buds at the Bon Air Rose Garden were decimated by midgeGarden Tour and Tasting
Potomac Overlook Regional Park (2845 N. Marcey Road)
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Sample from the garden, talk with Master Gardeners about growing vegetables in Arlington, with an emphasis on planting fall crops and overwintering vegetables.

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by Ethan Rothstein — September 2, 2014 at 10:00 am 367 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County.

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Tuesday

Bond Film FestJames Bond Film Festival
Shirlington Branch Library (4200 Campbell Ave.)
Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Shirlington’s library kicks off its six-week James Bond film festival — with a movie from every Bond — with Sean Connery and the classic “From Russia With Love.” The event is free.

Thursday

Dominion ALEC rallyRally for Climate and Democracy
ALEC Headquarters (2900 Crystal Drive)
Time: noon-1:00 p.m.

Environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, host a protest of the American Legislative Exchange Council, calling on Dominion Power to “sever its ties” with ALEC. RSVP online here.

Port City Tap Takeover flyerPort City Beer Night*
RedRocks Pizzeria (2501 Columbia Pike)
Time: 5:30-9:30 p.m.

RedRocks in Penrose Square hosts a tap takeover for Alexandria-based Port City Brewing, which is hosting a launch party for its fall seasonal, Oktoberfest. Parking is free with validation.

Friday

Ryan HamiltonLive Comedy: Ryan Hamilton
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Comic Ryan Hamilton, who has appeared on Conan and Last Comic Standing, takes the Drafthouse stage with his completely clean act. Hamilton also performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $20.

Yum album artLive Music: Yum, A Marc Train Home
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:30 p.m.

Northern Virginia-based indie pop/rock band Yum headlines a three-act set at IOTA, preceded by Joshua Johnson and A Marc Train Home. Tickets are $10 at the door only.

Saturday

Antique car spotted in ClarendonAntique Car Show for Charity*
Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road)
Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

The Knights of Columbus host their annual car show to benefit Honor Flight Network, a charity for WWII veterans. More than 75 cars could be present. Registration is $15.

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by Ethan Rothstein — August 25, 2014 at 5:00 am 419 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County.

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Monday

Warrior Boot CampWarrior Boot Camp*
Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts (1041 S. Edgewood Street)
Time: 6:00-7:00 a.m.

This, along with the same event on Friday, is a free trial workout before a four-week, boot camp training session with the gym. Participants can register online.

Thursday

Handsome Family (courtesy photo)Live Music: The Handsome Family
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:30 p.m.

The Handsome Family, a husband-and-wife duo, plays “Americana” music and their song, “Far From Any Road,” is the theme song for HBO’s True Detective. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Friday

Pete BakerLive Music: Pete Baker
O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub (3201 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Solo guitarist Pete Baker, a frequent guest at O’Sullivan’s and Ireland’s Four Courts, returns to Clarendon’s Irish Pub. There is no cover charge.

Talent Show
Busboys & Poets (4251 Campbell Ave.)
Time: 10:00 p.m.-midnight

Busboys & Poets’ monthly talent show takes all comers, not just writers. It’s $5 to perform, and acts can sign up in the restaurant or online here.

Saturday

Entry Circle Sign at Potomac Overlook Regional ParkExplore the “Energerium”
Potomac Overlook Regional Park (2845 N. Marcey Road)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Potomac Overlook Park is giving visitors a chance to explore its “Energerium,” a new interactive exhibit. Call 703-528-5406 to reserve a spot.

Sunday

Jay ChandrasekharLive Comedy: Jay Chandrasekhar
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10:00 p.m. (Also Saturday at 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.)

Jay Chandrasekhar, who starred in and co-wrote “Super Troopers” and “Beerfest,” and wrote several Arrested Development episodes, performs stand-up. Tickets are $25.

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by Ethan Rothstein — August 18, 2014 at 5:00 am 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County.

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Monday

Arlington Central LibraryFantasy Football Seminar, League
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

The library hosts a seminar on how to play fantasy football. Those who attend can enter the library’s fantasy football league, which drafts Aug. 23 at 1:00 p.m., and win prizes.

Tuesday

The Curious Grape's selection of chocolate barsChocolate Seminar
The Curious Grape (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The Curious Grape offers a chocolate seminar, where customers can also taste up to five “rare heirloom chocolates” for $3-$5. Registration for the seminar is available online.

Wednesday

obama-beerPints on the Pike
P. Brennan’s Irish Pub (2910 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

The Arlington Young Democrats host a happy hour-style event aimed at bringing everyone together for a relaxing evening before fall campaign season starts up. Karaoke starts at 10:00 p.m.

Thursday

Fall Style PartyFall Style Party
Free People (1100 S. Hayes Street)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Free People hosts a Fall Style Party with local fashion bloggers The Fashionably Broke sisters. Natalie and Erika Pinto will give attendees free style sessions, and there will be a giveaway. RSVP here.

Friday

Anchorman posterOutdoor Movie: Anchorman
Gateway Park (1300 Lee Highway)
Time: 8:00-10:00 p.m.

The Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival — with a “movies about work” theme — sees its penultimate showing with “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.” The movie is free.

Saturday

annual-1812U.S. Army Band Concert
Summerall Field (Sheridan Ave., Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall)
Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m.

The U.S. Army Band’s annual summer concert, with the traditional conclusion of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” complete with “four three-inch, 5,775-pound, World War II vintage anti-tank guns.” Admission is free.

by Ethan Rothstein — August 11, 2014 at 9:15 am 572 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County.

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Monday

John VihstadtRoundtable with John Vihstadt
Hard Times Cafe (3028 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s junior members group, the Jaycees, host their monthly forum with Arlington’s newest County Board member, John Vihstadt.

Wednesday

Job Fair for Veterans
Sheraton Pentagon City (900 S. Orme Street)
Time: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Job listings website CivilianJobs.com is hosting a job fair for veterans looking for work outside the military. More than 40 companies will be attending. Registration is available online.

Friday

Cherry Smash GirlBrewery Exhibit Opening
Arlington Historical Museum at the Hume School (1805 S. Arlington Ridge Road)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Arlington Historical Society presents a new exhibit, “Arlington’s Brewery and Cherry Smash,” detailing the history of Arlington Brewery, which became a soda factory in Rosslyn in the early 20th century.

jonlovitzLive Comedy: Jon Lovitz
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

SNL alumnus and ubiquitous comedy legend Jon Lovitz takes the stage for four shows this weekend at the Drafthouse. Shows at 7:30 and 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are $30.

Saturday

Condo & Maserati 020Maserati Ride & Drive Event
Maserati of Arlington (2710 S. Glebe Road)
Time: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Commemorating its new showroom, Maserati of Arlington is hosting a test-drive event, in which those 25 years and older can come in and test drive one of three Maserati models. Walk-ins accepted.

Virginia Highlands Park by Team RankAGLA Summer Cookout
Virginia Highlands Park (1600 S. Hayes Street)
Time: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

The Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance hosts its annual summer cookout, open to members and nonmembers alike. Nonmembers are encouraged to donate, and everyone can bring whatever they want to grill.

by Ethan Rothstein — August 4, 2014 at 5:00 am 500 0

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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 — July 28, 2014 at 5:00 am 378 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County.

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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 21, 2014 at 5:00 am 380 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County.

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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.

by Ethan Rothstein — July 14, 2014 at 10:55 am 570 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County.

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Monday

Abs, Buns and Thighs
Thomas Jefferson Community Center (3501 2nd Street S.)
Time: 6:00-6:45 p.m.

Arlington County Parks and Recreation holds a class, for all fitness levels, aimed at working out abdominals, thighs and rear end muscles. Class fees are $5 for Parks and Rec members.

TdF viewing party flyerTour de France Viewing Party
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:00-10:30 p.m.

Gripped Films is hosting a fundraiser for Autism Speaks with a viewing party for Stage 10 of the Tour de France. The event is free but a $5 donation is recommended.

Tuesday

BailiffLive Music: Bailiff
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:30 p.m.

Chicago-based bailiff, which specializes in original blues-rock music with a pop background and outside influences, takes the IOTA stage. Paul Phillips will also perform. Tickets are $12.

Thursday

The new Lemongrass food truck (photo via Facebook)Truck Rally Thursday
Wells Fargo parking lot (3140 Washington Blvd)
Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m.

The weekly food truck rally comes back to Clarendon Thursday evening, featuring several local favorite food trucks that serve savory meal, and at least one dessert truck.

Friday

The ReflexLive Music: The Reflex
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 10:00 p.m.

1980s cover band The Reflex once again graces the Clarendon Grill stage. Music starts after 10:00 p.m., and cover is $5.

Saturday

Drop ElectricLive Music: Drop Electric
Artisphere’s Dome Theatre (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Drop Electric, a band “comparable to Sigur Ros and Explosions in the sky” performs an act “created specifically” for the Dome Theatre. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online.

by Ethan Rothstein — July 7, 2014 at 5:00 am 473 0

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Monday

Bright HorizonsPreschool Open House
Bright Horizons (1300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 100)
Time: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (continues daily until Friday)

Bright Horizons is hosting an all-week open house to allow parents to tour their new, “state of the art” early education and preschool center.

Arlington-County-Chronicles-CoverArlington County Chronicles Book Talk
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

“Our Man in Arlington” Charlie Clark gives a reading and discussion of his recently-published collection of columns. The event is free and open to the public.

Friday

How are you doing today artArt Exhibit Opening
Gallery Underground (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

The opening reception for Gallery Underground’s “How Are You Doing Today?” exhibit, featuring “paintings on emotion in color” by artist Anne Chandra. Reception is free and open to the public.

Shocked and Amazed flyer“Shocked and Amazed” Carnival Show
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 9:00 p.m. (Second showing Saturday at same time)

A show of “deception-free amazement” comes to Artisphere’s Black Box Theatre. Featuring a burlesque show and a sword- and fire-eater, among other. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.

Saturday

Calloway Music Fest Logo 2014Youth Music Festival
Calloway United Methodist Church (5000 Lee Highway)
Time: 4:00-6:45 p.m.

A free youth music festival to kick off Calloway UMC’s “Community Kickball Nights.” Local gospel choir Ministry Mindset, Robert Stocks and Kelsie Janel will perform.

Iliza ShlesingerLive Comedy: Iliza Shlesinger
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

Former Last Night Standing winner Iliza Shlesinger, whose comedy album “War Paint” was the No. 1 comedy album on iTunes in 2013, performs at the Drafthouse. Tickets are $22.

by Ethan Rothstein — June 30, 2014 at 5:00 am 510 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County.

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Tuesday

U.S. Soccer fans gather at Summer's Restaurant 06/26/14U.S. Soccer Watch Party
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 4:00 p.m.

The Arlington Drafthouse shows all U.S. Soccer game on its HD screen, and attendance is free. The U.S. side takes on Belgium in the Round of 16.

Wednesday

Money HandsMoney Talk for Women
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The first meeting of a five-week educational series directed at personal finance education for women. Course comes with free online access to the textbook. Register here.

Thursday

Ballston Mega Market
Welburn Sqaure (901 N. Taylor Street)
Time: 3:00-7:00 p.m.

The first Thursday in the month means an installment of Ballston’s new “mega market,” which takes its normal farmers market and adds live music, a beer and wine pavilion and food tastings.

Market Common at twilightOutdoor Movie: The Karate Kid
Market Common Clarendon (2700 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Market Common Clarendon presents its first free outdoor movie of the summer, and it’s the 1984 classic film the Karate Kid. Movies run on the first Thursday of the month throughout summer.

Friday

Fourth of July fireworks, as seen from the Air Force Memorial (Flickr pool photo by John Sonderman)July 4th Celebration
Long Bridge Park (475 Long Bridge Drive)
Time: 4:00-10:00 p.m.

Arlington’s annual July 4th event, with free kickball and other games, food trucks, face painting, and a view of the fireworks, set to start at 9:10 p.m.

Saturday

The RoadLive Music: The Road
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:30 p.m.

“Jam band” and classic rock outfit The Road hits the stage at IOTA the day after the Fourth of July. They’re joined by Feel Free. Tickets are $12.

by Ethan Rothstein — June 23, 2014 at 10:00 am 689 0

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Tuesday

Fracking in VirginiaWorkshop: Fracking in Virginia*
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Another in the library’s Environmental Series, attendees are encouraged to participate in a free workshop and movie viewing on “fracking” for natural gas and how it affects Virginia.

Thursday

Craft Activity: ‘Stepping Stones’
Barstons Child’s Play Store (4510 Lee Highway)
Time: 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

This weekly activity begins this Friday, where Barstons invites parents and children to make “stepping stones” out of stone mixture, design, play with them and bring them home. Cost is $5

On/Off Event at ArtisphereLive Music: Christine Sun Kim
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7:00 p.m.

A three-artist show centered on experimentations with sound comes to Artisphere’s Black Box Theatre. Tickets, available online, are $12.

Friday

Fashion Truck FridaysFashion Truck Fridays
N. Lynn Street in Rosslyn
Time: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

“Fashion Trucks,” which are like food trucks but sell clothing and accessories instead of sandwiches, descend on Rosslyn during the lunch hour. Trucks include The Thread Truck and The Street Boutique.

Saturday

All American Bar CrawlAll-American Bar Crawl*
Restaurants in Clarendon and Courthouse
Time: 2:00-9:00 p.m.

Another bar crawl comes to the streets of Clarendon, this one to celebrate Independence Day. This edition features specials at 15 businesses. Registration is $15 online or $20 at Velocity 5, Mad Rose Tavern or Clarendon Ballroom.

Hal SparksLive Comedy: Hal Sparks
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

Comedian Hal Sparks, former host of E!’s Talk Soup and Michael on “Queer as Folk” takes the Drafthouse stage for three shows this weekend. Tickets are $20.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

by Ethan Rothstein — June 17, 2014 at 5:00 am 510 0

(Updated at 11:10 a.m.) 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.

Wednesday

AYD networking eventPolitical Networking Event
Ireland’s Four Courts (2051 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

The Arlington Young Democrats host this networking event with drink specials and a career advice Q&A with Political Communications Director for the Atlas Project Carolyn Fiddler.

Friday

Chris KattanLive Comedy: Chris Kattan
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 and 10:00 p.m. (same times on Saturday)

Saturday Night Live alumnus Chris Kattan, famous for his recurring characters Mango and one half of the Night at the Roxbury brothers, performs stand-up. Tickets are $25.

Mother FalconLive Music: Mother Falcon
Artisphere Ballroom (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Mother Falcon performs a fusion of jazz, hip-hop and rock rhythms with classically trained artists on horns, strings, piano, banjo and bassoon. Tickets are $15.

Saturday

Relay for LifeRelay for Life*
George Mason High School (7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church)
Time: 6:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m. Sunday

The annual race to fight cancer and raise money for the American Cancer Society takes place on Saturday. Registration is still open for teams who want to walk throughout the night.

Clarendon BallroomFun, Fashion and ‘Fabulous’
Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5:00-9:00 p.m.

A fundraiser and memorial to the life of Erica Paul, who died of colon cancer in 2011, promises cocktails, appetizers and a “fashion dress-up bar” with the Tailored Man and Current Boutique. Tickets are $30, or $40 at the door.

Sunday

World Cup Viewing Party
Summer’s Grill and Sports Bar (1520 N. Courthouse Road)
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Summer’s is an official U.S. Soccer destination restaurant, and at 6:00 p.m. they will host a watch party for the U.S. Men’s National Team’s second World Cup game, against Portugal.

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