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Arlington Agenda (July 28-Aug. 3)

by Ethan Rothstein | July 28, 2014 at 5:00 am | 376 views | No Comments

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.

Arlington Agenda (July 21-27)

by Ethan Rothstein | July 21, 2014 at 5:00 am | 380 views | No Comments

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.

Arlington Agenda (July 14-20)

by Ethan Rothstein | July 14, 2014 at 10:55 am | 570 views | No Comments

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

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.

Arlington Agenda (July 7-13)

by Ethan Rothstein | July 7, 2014 at 5:00 am | 473 views | No Comments

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

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.

Arlington Agenda (June 30-July 6)

by Ethan Rothstein | June 30, 2014 at 5:00 am | 510 views | No Comments

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

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.

Arlington Agenda (June 23-30)

by Ethan Rothstein | June 23, 2014 at 10:00 am | 689 views | No Comments

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

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

Arlington Agenda (June 17-22)

by Ethan Rothstein | June 17, 2014 at 5:00 am | 510 views | No Comments

(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.

Arlington Agenda (June 2-8)

by Ethan Rothstein | June 2, 2014 at 5:00 am | No Comments

(Updated at 10:35 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.

Monday

HAZE 2014Underage Drinking Panel*
Lyon Village Community Center (1920 N. Highland Street)
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Arlington READY Coalition sponsors this presentation, called “HAZE: Drinking to Belong,” aimed at parents and high school students. The event is free for the public.

Wednesday

ToastmastersLogo-ColorToastmasters Open House*
MBC (1401 S. Clark Street, Suite 600)
Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.

Arlington’s chapter of Toastmasters International hosts an open house to encourage those who want to become better public speakers to join the group.

Thursday

The Dawn DrapesLive Music: The Dawn Drapes
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:30 p.m.

The Dawn Drapes stop by IOTA in the middle of their summer tour, accompanied by Up The Chain and Humble Fire. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Friday

Lady Valor by Kristin Beck (courtesy Gallery UndergroundArt Show Fundraiser
Gallery Underground (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m.

A transgender former Navy SEAL is putting her art on display as part of a fundraiser to help veterans returning from combat struggling with PTSD. Tickets are $15.

Lisa LandryLive Comedy: Lisa Landry
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10:00 p.m.

Comedian Lisa Landry, who has appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and had a half-hour special on Comedy Central, performs Friday and Saturday night. Tickets are $22.

Saturday

Bastianella and LucreziaOpera “Comic Double Bill”*
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00-9:30 p.m.

UrbanArias presents two operas in 90 minutes.  Bastianello and Lucrezia, American operas written in 2008 and sung in English, will be directed by Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Alan Paul. Tickets are $25.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

Arlington Agenda (May 26-June 1)

by Ethan Rothstein | May 26, 2014 at 8:00 am | 613 views | No Comments

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

Twilight Tattoo performanceU.S. Army Twilight Tattoo
Summerall/Whipple Field (Sheridan Avenue, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall)
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Performances by The U.S. Army Blues, vocalists from The U.S. Army Band Downrange, The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and The U.S. Army Drill Team. The pageant will occur weekly through the summer.

Thursday

AFAC Carnival invitationAFAC’s Spring Carnival
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

AFAC’s annual fundraiser at Artisphere has a “Moulin Rouge,” turn of the 20th century in Paris theme this year. Tickets start at $100 (plus $5 convenience fee).

Friday

Arlington Historical Society logoArlington Historical Society Banquet
Holiday Inn (1900 N. Fort Myer Drive)
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Arlington Magazine founder Greg Hamilton will serve as the keynote speaker for AHS’ annual awards banquet. Tickets are $45 for members and $60 for non-members.

Saturday

Multisport youth festivalYouth Multisport Festival*
Washington-Lee High School pool (1301 N. Stafford Street)
Time: 7:30-10:30 a.m. (Same time on Sunday)

The first Triathlon USA event for children in Arlington is this weekend. Saturday features a “Splash N’ Dash” and Sunday features a triathlon for children between 7 and 15 years old. Register here.

Cherrydale (photo via Google Maps)Discover Cherrydale
Lee Highway from I-66 to N. Quincy Street
Time: noon-5:00 p.m.

The celebration of the North Arlington neighborhood includes unveiling of a Capital Bikeshare kiosk, demonstrations from dance and yoga studios and a ribbon-cutting for undergrounding utility lines.

Sunday

IBIS QuintetFree Concert: IBIS Chamber Orchestra*
Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ (5010 N. Little Falls Road)
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The IBIS chamber quintet plays, joined by soprano Elizabeth Kluegel singing the words of American poets Robert Frost, Walt Whitman and others, set to music.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

Arlington Agenda (May 19-25)

by Ethan Rothstein | May 19, 2014 at 5:00 am | No Comments

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

Joseph LMS GreenLive Poetry Reading
Busboys & Poets (4251 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Poet and co-founder of the poetryNOW, an after-school creative writing program based in Northern Virginia, Joseph LMS Green hosts a live poetry reading and open mic night.

Tuesday

The 9 Songwriters SeriesLive Music: The 9 Songwriter Series
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Justin Trawick’s 9 Songwriter Series, in which nine solo artists sit in and play with each other on rotation, comes to IOTA. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Wednesday

Ditch DayDitch Day
ÜberOffices (1400 Key Blvd, Suite 100)
Time: 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Ditch work before Memorial Day weekend at Rosslyn’s ÛberOffices. Open beer and wine, snacks and games, plus networking with dozens of Arlington-based entrepreneurs. Registration is limited.

Thursday

Composting for Home Gardeners
Fairlington Community Center (3308 S. Stafford Street)
Time 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Information on composting at home, what to put in a compost pile, how to maintain it so the materials break down properly, and how to make good use of finished compost. Register: email mgarlalex@gmail.com.

Friday

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

80s cover band The Reflex takes center stage at Clarendon Grill. The retro band comes complete with 80s hair and outfits. Cover is $5.

Saturday

Boxcartel CD "Shutdown"Live Music: Boxcartel
Rhodeside Grille (1836 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 9:00-11:00 p.m.

Arlington-based Boxcartel celebrates the release of its new album, “Shutdown,” with a show at the Rhodeside Grille in Courthouse.

Arlington Agenda (May 12-18)

by Ethan Rothstein | May 12, 2014 at 5:00 am | 498 views | No Comments

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

State of Preservation flyerState of Preservation Panel
Boulevard Woodgrill (2901 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Four key figures in Arlington preservation and development speak in this Preservation Arlington presentation. Refreshments will be served from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday

Tomatoes at the Clarendon farmers market by MichaelTRuhlUrban Vegetable Gardening Seminar
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Virginia Cooperative Extension master gardeners instruct participants in the craft of seed starting, soil preparation, and when and where to plant. Email mgarlalex@gmail.com to register.

Friday

Rich VosLive Comedy: Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10:00 p.m.

Two comedians featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing take the Drafthouse stage. There are also two shows on Saturday night. Tickets are $20.

Saturday

Flowers ready for planting in RosslynTuckahoe Home & Garden Tour*
Tuckahoe Elementary School (6550 26th Street N.)
Time: Noon-5:00 p.m.

The Tuckahoe PTA hosts this tour aimed at homeowners looking for design and garden ideas. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and proceeds go to the Tuckahoe Elementary Discovery Schoolyard.

Phoenix Bikes logoCrystal City Phoenix Derby
Parking Garage (1851 S. Bell Street)
Time: 2:00-6:00 p.m.

The underground bicycle race — complete with lounge and bar for spectators — returns to Crystal City. All racers must register in advance to participate. Proceeds benefit Phoenix Bikes.

Sunday

Taste of Arlington 2012Taste of Arlington*
Wilson Blvd and N. Stuart Street in Ballston
Time: Noon-5:00 p.m.

The street festival is back for another year. Featuring dozens of restaurant booths, a beer/wine garden, live music and other activities. Read our story for more info. Ticket packets are 10 for $35.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

Arlington Agenda (May 5-11)

by Ethan Rothstein | May 5, 2014 at 9:00 am | 456 views | No Comments

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

Spies Next Door
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 3:00-4:30 p.m.

The CIA’s chief historian, Dr. David Robarge, gives a history of espionage in Arlington, including cracking the Soviet Union’s codes after WWII. The program is free and open to all.

Thursday

The Do LikesLive Music: The Do Likes
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:30 p.m.

The Do Likes take the stage at IOTA, joined by The Safes and Musicband, for its 7-inch vinyl release. Tickets are $12 at the door.

Friday

Canterville Ghost“The Canterville Ghost”*
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (4000 Lorcom Lane)
Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m.

The St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Players perform this classic Oscar Wilde play about a family who moves into a haunted house. No information about tickets is available.

Saturday

Home and Garden TourHome and Garden Tour*
Tickets at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (4250 N. Glebe Road)
Time: noon-4:00 p.m.

Five homes and gardens around Arlington and McLean will be on display for visitors. After the tour, attendees return to the church for a tea, quilt show and plant sale. Tickets are $25.

Olive Harvest PartyOlive Harvest Party*
Ah Love Oil & Vinegar (4017 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 2:00-8:00 p.m.

Ah love introduces a new type of olive oil from Laconiko groves in Greece while celebrating this year’s olive harvest.

Pink flowerMother’s Day Concert*
Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The season finale of the National Chamber Ensemble is Saturday night with a concert featuring works by Aaron Copland, Andreas Makris and George Gershwin. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for students.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

Arlington Agenda (April 28-May 4)

by Ethan Rothstein | April 28, 2014 at 5:00 am | 345 views | No Comments

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

Michael MatticeLive Music: Four Artists at IOTA
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Michael Mattice, Jordan Sherman, Michael Pearsall of Honor By August and Taylor Carson all peform. Tickets are $8 and can only be bought at the door.

Wednesday

Twilight TattooFree Military Pageant
Summerall Field (Sheridan Avenue, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall)
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Performances by The U.S. Army Blues, vocalists from The U.S. Army Band Downrange, The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and The U.S. Army Drill Team. The pageant will occur weekly through the summer.

Thursday

Breakfast Business Connection
Holiday Inn Rosslyn (1900 N. Fort Myer Drive)
Time: 7:30-9:00 a.m.

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce says “bring plenty of business cards” to this “power networking” event with more than 60 tables. Registration is required.

Friday

Intergalactic WebLive-Action Graphic Novel
Spectrum Theater (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 8:00 p.m. (also playing Saturday at same time)

A live-action performance of a retro graphic novel from the 1930s, titled “The Intergalactic Nemesis.” Section A tickets are $30, Section B tickets are $20.

Saturday

ToastmastersToastmasters Spring Conference*
Crowne Plaza National Airport (1480 Crystal Drive)
Time: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

District 27′s Toastmasters gather at what District 27 Governor Ralph Jones calls “the social event of the season.” There will be seminars, awards, a business luncheon and other public-speaking related events.

A white oak at 400 N. Manchester Street in BluemontTree Detectives Tour
Lacey Woods Park (1200 N. George Mason Drive)
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

A family-focused tree tour styled as a scavenger hunt. Families hunt for clues to identify different trees. Pre-registration required.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

Arlington Agenda (April 21-27)

by Ethan Rothstein | April 21, 2014 at 5:00 am | 457 views | No Comments

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

Yards tap takeover flyerYards Brewery Tap Takeover*
RedRocks Arlington (2501 Columbia Pike)
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Philadelphia-based brewer Yards takes over three tap lines at RedRocks. The pizza place will be serving Yards Brawler, Thomas Jefferson Tavern Ale, and Yards IPA. Free parking with validation.

China GardenRotary Mahjong Night*
China Garden Restaurant (1100 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m.

The Arlington Rotary Club is hosting a Mahjong night, complete with a silent auction, to raise funds for its scholarship fund. Former Arlington School Board Chair Dave Foster will speak.

Friday

Sarah ColonnaLive Comedy: Sarah Colonna
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m. (also shows at 7:30 and 9:50 p.m. on Saturday)

Comedian Sarah Colonna, who has performed on late night programs like Chelsea Lately, takes the Drafthouse stage. Tickets are $23 online or at the door.

Saturday

Obstacle Race flyerObstacle Course 5k*
Potomac Overlook Park (2845 N. Marcey Road)
Time: 7:30-11:30 a.m.

This 5k obstacle races takes runners and teams through the trails of Potomac Overlook Park. All of the profits go to benefit AFAC. Registration is $30 per person.

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

Adults and children are invited — for $8 and $4 respectively — to enjoy the local Kiwanis Club’s annual pancake breakfast. There will also be antique cars, a moon bounce and other festivities.

Walker Chapel's spring fundraiserWalker Chapel’s Aprilfest*
Walker Chapel United Methodist Church (4102 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Walker Chapel’s Aprilfest will feature a used book sale and a plant and mulch sale. All proceeds fund Walker Chapel UMC’s global charitable works.

Habitat for Humanity logoHabitat for Humanity Wine Fundraiser
Grateful Red Wine & Gift Shop (2727 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity Northern Virginia is the beneficiary of a wine tasting, featuring 15 wines and select cheeses. Five percent of wine sales at the shop also will benefit Habitat.

*Denote featured (sponsored) event

Arlington Agenda (April 14-20)

by Ethan Rothstein | April 14, 2014 at 5:00 am | 402 views | No Comments

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

Arlington Central LibraryMeet Synetic Theater’s Artistic Director
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Meet Synetic Theater‘s Artistic Director, Paata Tsikurishvili, who directs and stars in many of the theater’s productions. He’s also taught at Georgetown, Catholic and American Universities.

Looking UpOpen Mic Poetry
Busboys & Poets (4251 Campbell Ave.)
Time: 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Poet Angelique Palmer, winner of the Newbie Slam Champion award at the Beltway Poetry Slam in 2011, hosts an open mix poetry night at the Shirlington coffee shop. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Thursday

More beers have been added to the tap selectionAllagash Tap Occupation
Fire Works Pizza (2350 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 5:00-11:00 p.m.

Maine-based brewery Allagash takes over taps at Fire Works with its Red Howes, Odyssey, Confluence, Interlude, Blonde, Black, Saison and White beers. Sampler sizes available.

Rocklands Shed Your Coat LogoPig-and-Oyster Roast for Charity
Rocklands Barbecue & Grilling Company (3471 Washington Blvd)
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Rocklands hosts a benefit for Doorways for Women and Families. Tickets are $35, 100 percent of the proceeds go to doorways, and tickets are good for oysters, pulled pork and beer.

Engine #9Live Music: Engine #9
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 10:00 p.m.

Dover, Del.-based “drum and turntable remix show” Engine #9 plays for the dancers at Clarendon Grill. Cover charge is typically $5.

Saturday

Poor Old ShineLive Music: Poor Old Shine
IOTA Club and Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:30 p.m.

Poor Old Shine, a grassroots band from Connecticut with a fiddle and a banjo among its instrumentation, plays the stage at IOTA. Tickets are $12.

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