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Arlington Agenda (April 21-27)

by Ethan Rothstein | April 21, 2014 at 5:00 am | 452 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.

Arlington Agenda (April 7-13)

by Ethan Rothstein | April 7, 2014 at 5:00 am | 358 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

Matt Williams (photo via ESPN)Q&A with Nationals Manager Matt Williams
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2901 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Nationals manager Matt Williams talks with radio hosts from 106.7 The Fan about. After the talk, Williams will take questions from the audience. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Tuesday

HomeBuyer's SeminarHomebuyer’s Seminar
Whole Foods (2700 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Coldwell Banker hosts a free seminar in the upstairs café of Whole Foods to help those thinking about buying a new home.

Wednesday

Toastmasters logoToastmasters Club Open House*
CACI Ballston (1100 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Toastmasters International, a worldwide club that helps its members become more confident while public speaking and professionally interacting is hosting an open house for prospective members.

Thursday

Modern Mix logoWomen’s Networking Event
Covet (5140 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Interior designer Erica Peale will share ideas for decorating the home in time for the spring. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Friday

BélO posterLive Music: Haitian singer-songwriter BélO
Artisphere Ballroom (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Haitian singer-songwriter BélO takes the stage at Artisphere to share his reggae-jazz music and socially conscious message. Tickets are $20.

Saturday

Teen Expo 2014 flyerTeen Summer Expo
Washington-Lee High School (1301 N. Stafford Street)
Time: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

More than 50 employers will converge on Washington-Lee looking for candidates for summer jobs. Information on internships and volunteer opportunities will also be provided.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

Arlington Agenda (March 31-April 6)

by Ethan Rothstein | March 31, 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.

Wednesday

Space Taxi coverBestselling Author Visits Child’s Play
Barstons Child’s Play (4510 Lee Highway)
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.

New York Times bestselling author Wendy Mass, who writes the popular Space Taxi series, to deliver a presentation, conduct a Q&A session and sign books. It’s free and no registration is required.

Thursday

Open MicHouse of Steep Open Mic
House of Steep (3800 Lee Highway, Suite D)
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Cherrydale tea shop House of Steep is hosting what it hopes is the first of monthly open mics for writers, performers and all creative types to perform.

Friday

Cafe AsiaHunger is No Joke Fundraiser
Cafe Asia (1550 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00-11:00 p.m.

90s cover band White Ford Bronco plays at Cafe Asia for its annual “Hunger is No Joke” fundraiser. All proceeds go to AFAC. Tickets are $30 each or $55 for two, and there will be raffles and a silent auction.

Saturday

Artisan Crafts Show
Lyon Village Community House (1920 N. Highland Street)
Time: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Women Entrepreneurs: Community, Accountability and Networking hosts a crafts fair for female artisans. Woman-owned food businesses will also be represented.

AFAC celebrates 25th anniversaryShred for Bread
Little Falls Presbyterian Church (6025 Little Falls Road)
Time: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Little Falls Presbyterian is hosting residents looking to shred their documents for free, and soliciting food and cash donations to the Arlington Food Assistance Center.

Sunday

Christy's Shoes fundraiser flyerDoorways Fundraiser at Lyon Hall
Lyon Hall (3100 Washington Blvd)
Time: 3:00-6:00 p.m.

A fundraiser for Doorways for Women & Families, hosted by an Ohio-based foundation, comes to Clarendon. Admission is $30: there will be a DJ, and Lyon Hall will be catering hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

Arlington Agenda (March 24-30)

by Ethan Rothstein | March 24, 2014 at 5:00 am | 318 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 LibraryCrowd Funding Workshop
Arlington Central Library Auditorium (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Arlington’s BizLaunch program leads a seminar on crowdfunding for small businesses and entrepreneurs. The event is free but registration is required.

Wednesday

Tools of the Trade flyerWorkshop: Advice for Nonprofits
GMU Founder’s Hall (3301 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 8:30 a.m.-noon

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) hosts a workshop for 8th District nonprofits, advising them on how to maximize their community impact. Participants can register online. Rescheduled from March 4.

Friday

Legislative Breakfast FlyerLeadership Arlington’s Legislative Breakfast*
Westin Arlington Gateway (801 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Four Arlington delegates and three state senators will attend Leadership Arlington’s annual breakfast after the General Assembly. Tickets are $55 and you can register online.

Songs for a dreamConcert: Songs for a Dream*
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Two D.C.-area youth choirs perform in a concert whose proceeds will go fully toward scholarships for Dream Scholars. Tickets are $30 online or $35 at the door.

Sunday

Run4Rights 2014 logoRun4Rights*
Bluemont Park (399 N. Manchester Street)
Time: 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Amnesty International is hosting its third Run4Rights 5K race this Sunday. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on race day, or online for $35.

Piano TriosFree Concert: Piano Trios*
Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ (5010 Little Falls Road)
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

IBIS Chamber Music continues its season-long examination of American music with a piano trio by Charles Ives and another by Johannes Brahms. Joseph Scheer, violin, Sean Neidlinger cello, and Edward Newman perform.

Company DanzanteContemporary Dance Fundraiser*
Adagio Ballet & Dance School (4720 Lee Highway, Suite E)
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

New dance troupe Company Danzante celebrates its first season with three new works of art. Wine and dessert reception with a silent auction follows the performance. Tickets are $10.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

Arlington Agenda (March 17-23)

by Ethan Rothstein | March 17, 2014 at 5:00 am | 520 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

P. Brennan's logoSt. Patrick’s Day at P. Brennan’s
P. Brennan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant (2910 Columbia Pike)
Time: 3:00 p.m.

The Pike’s Irish pub is hosting live Irish music and, at 3:00 and 6:00 p.m, performances by local youths from the Boyle School of Irish Dance.

Sine logoSt. Patrick’s Day at Sine Irish Pub
Sine Irish Pub (1301 S. Joyce Street)
Time: 4:00 p.m.

Sine Irish Pub in Pentagon City is offering $5 green beer all day, and, starting at 4:00 p.m., a buffet of Irish food for $14.

Thursday

Kids Read to Dogs
Aurora Hill Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The library’s monthly program continues this month, allowing kids in elementary school to read to therapy dogs for an hour. The event is free.

Anthony PirogLive Music: The Anthony Pirog Trio
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:30 p.m.

Guitarist Anthony Pirog brings his soft, smooth stylings, along with drummer Larry Ferguson and acoustic bassist Nathan Kawaller, to IOTA. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Friday

Rachel BloomLive Music/Comedy: Rachel Bloom
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10:00 p.m.

Comedian and Musician Rachel Bloom, who has developed a YouTube following for her comical songs, comes to the Drafthouse to perform new and old songs, as well as standup. Tickets are $20.

Saturday

Careers@APS LogoAPS Instructional Recruitment Fair*
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

APS is recruiting for teachers for the 2014-2015 school years. All candidates eligible for licensure will be granted an interview. Candidates should bring a resume and copy of license or transcript.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event.

Arlington Agenda (March 10-16)

by Ethan Rothstein | March 10, 2014 at 5:00 am | 737 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

The Bracket Room in Clarendon‘The Bachelor’ Viewing Party
Bracket Room (1200 N. Garfield Street)
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Watch Juan Pablo hand out the final rose at the bar owned by former “The Bachelorette” contestant Chris Bukowski. The party is free but reservations are recommended.

Tuesday

Lecture: Turf Management for Urban Gardeners
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Virginia Tech professor of crop and soil environmental sciences Dr. Mike Goatley gives a free lecture on how to manage lawns and turfs for the upcoming spring season.

Thursday

Frank Hallam Day photoRosslyn Photo Exhibit Unveiling
Central Place (1201 Wilson Blvd)
Time: noon-12:30 p.m.

County Board Chair Jay Fisette will be among those on hand for the unveiling of Frank Hallam Day’s photo exhibit on the history of Central Place before JBG’s new skyscraper is built.

Friday

Back to ZeroLive Music: Back to Zero
Whitlow’s on Wilson (2854 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 9:00 p.m.

Party/funk/hip hop band Back to Zero graces the stage at Whitlow’s. They follow Celtic band the Dirty Pints, who play from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. There is no cover charge.

Saturday

The Shamrock Crawl flyerThe Shamrock Bar Crawl*
Clarendon (Check-in at Velocity 5, Mad Rose Tavern or Clarendon Ballroom)
Time: 2:00-9:00 p.m.

More than 15 bars will be participating in the pre-St. Patrick’s Day crawl. For $20, revelers will get drink specials, $2 slices from Bronx Pizza and free beads.

Bottle selection at World of Beer in BallstonDrink for the Cure
World of Beer (901 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7:00 p.m.-midnight

A $10 cover gets you $4 craft beer and $5 cocktails Saturday night at World of Beer to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in support of Bishop O’Connell grad Danny Bessette.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

Arlington Agenda (March 3-9)

by Ethan Rothstein | March 3, 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.

Tuesday

Tools of the Trade flyerWorkshop: Advice for Nonprofits*
GMU Founder’s Hall (3301 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 8:30 a.m.-noon

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) hosts a workshop for 8th District nonprofits, advising them on how to maximize their community impact. Participants can register online.

Ballou Band at Mardi Gras ParadeClarendon-Courthouse Mardi Gras Parade*
Wilson Blvd from N. Barton to N. Irving Street
Time: 8:00-9:00 p.m.

The “family friendly” Mardi Gras parade returns to Clarendon and Courthouse Tuesday night. There will be marching bands, parade floats and gifts thrown into the crowd.

Wednesday

VetReady FlyerVeteran Career Fair
Holiday Inn (4610 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

This three-hour event is free to the public but aimed at military veterans. VetReady hosts veteran career and resource fairs all over the country. Job seekers can register here.

Friday

Washington Antiquarian Book FairAntiquarian Book Fair*
Key Bridge Holiday Inn (1900 N. Fort Myer Drive)
Time: 5:00-9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

The 39th annual Washington Antiquarian Book Fair, going on Friday and Saturday, is a chance to purchase rare books, manuscripts and other collectibles. Two-day tickets are $14, Saturday tickets are $8.

Burnt SiennaLive Music: Burnt Sienna
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 10:00 p.m.

The band voted the Chesapeake area’s best wedding band takes the stage again at Clarendon Grill. Cover charge is typically $5.

Saturday

The National Chamber Ensemble's "Night at the Palace" (courtesy photo)Live Music: National Chamber Ensemble
Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The National Chamber Ensemble performs a tribute to Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi, performing his most famous piece, “The Four Seasons.” Admission is $30 for adults and $15 for students.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event.

Arlington Agenda (Feb. 24-March 2)

by Ethan Rothstein | February 24, 2014 at 5:00 am | 450 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

Ghost Division logoLive Music: Ghost Division
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:30 p.m.

Hardcore punk band Ghost Division takes the stage for a show at IOTA Club & Cafe. Tickets are $8 at the door.

Wednesday

Informal Coffee Hour
Ballston Launchpad (4200 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Free coffee and discussion hosted by the Ballston/Virginia Square Village, an element of a County-wide initiative to assist Arlington residents in staying in their homes as they grow older.

Friday

Stay Arlington Sherlock flyerLive Theater: The Secret Life of Sherlock Holmes
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m.

This show, $12 for adults and $10 for children, students and seniors, encourages the audience to “Join Detective Sherlock Holmes and his right-hand man Dr. Watson as they set out to solve their very first case in the 21st century! There they meet Marilyn Monroe, George Washington, Tarzan, Count Dracula, and other remarkable characters–or so they claim.”

Scarlet Letter flyerLive Theater: The Scarlet Letter
Artisphere Dome Theatre (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00 p.m.

For $15, patrons can watch an audio play — which will be broadcast on WAMU 88-5 — interpretation of the American literature classic by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Finesse MitchellLive Comedy: SNL Alum Finesse Mitchell
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10:00 p.m.

Saturday Night Live alum Finesse Mitchell, most famous for the Starkeisha sketches performs Friday and Saturday at the Drafthouse. Tickets are $20.

Saturday

Nation BeatLive Music: Nation Beat
Artisphere Ballroom (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00 p.m.

American/Brazilian collective brings their mashup of Brazilian drumming, funk, country-blues, Appalachian music and New Orleans rhymes to Rosslyn. Tickets are $15.

Arlington Agenda (Feb. 18-23)

by Ethan Rothstein | February 18, 2014 at 5:00 am | 306 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

NGN loves ARL flyerNextGenNow Happy Hour
Lyon Hall (3100 Washington Blvd)
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.

NextGenNow, and Arlington group of young philanthropists, hosts “NGN loves ARL” happy hour, with a raffle for Capitals tickets. Proceeds go to Doorways for Women and Families.

Thursday

Broken Icon flyerLecture: How to Run a Kickstarter Campaign
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Writer/photographer Damian Wampler talks about the logistics and challenges of running a crowdfunding campaign. The event is free and will be held in the central auditorium.

Friday

Colin JostLive Comedy: SNL Head Writer Colin Jost
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

SNL head writer and new Weekend Update co-host Colin Jost performs standup comedy at the Drafthouse. Tickets are $24 online or at the door.

Derek EvryLive Music: Derek Evry and his Band of Misanthropes
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:30 p.m.

Arlington-based alt-rock band Derek Evry and his Band of Misanthropes takes the stage at IOTA. Cover is $12.

Saturday

Yorktown CrewYorktown Crew Row for Humanity
Ballston Common Mall (4238 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

In support of Habitat for Humanity, 100 Yorktown High School students row on indoor rowing machines in teams for eight hours. The event one of hundreds held nationally.

Sunday

IBIS QuintetFree Concert: IBIS Chamber Music*
Lyon Village Community House (1920 N. Highland Street)
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The IBIS Chamber Music quintet performs a medley of pieces by immigrant composers for their show “I Hear America Singing.” The concert is free, but donations will be welcome.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event.

Arlington Agenda (Feb. 10-16)

by Ethan Rothstein | February 10, 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.

Wednesday

Latinos for Nancy Van Doren flyerLatinos for Nancy Van Doren*
Cantina Mexicana (922 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Latinos for Nancy Van Doren for Arlington School Board are hosting an informational session about their School Board candidate of choice. Email teo1931@yahoo.com to RSVP.

Football vs. Georgia Tech2014 Virginia Tech Football Recruit Night*
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6:45-9:00 p.m.

Join Coach Bryan Stinespring as he discusses the newest members of the Virginia Tech football team and their future roles in the program. Coach Stinespring will also answer your questions about VT football.

Go Go SymphonyFree Concert: Go Go Symphony*
The Church at Clarendon (1210 N. Hartford Street)
Time: 7:30-8:45 p.m.

D.C.’s signature musical style, Go Go, gets a classical twist with composer-conductor Lisa Kravinsky. The free show includes improvisation and audience participation.

Thursday

Queen City, where the Pentagon was builtLeveling Queen City for the Pentagon
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Geographer Nancy Perry will discuss the historic African American neighborhood of Queen City in East Arlington, which was destroyed to build the Pentagon and its road network.

Friday

Valentine's Day Parents Night OutValentine’s Day Parents’ Night Out*
Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts (1041 S. Edgewood Street)
Time: 7:00-11:00 p.m.

Parents can pay $25 and leave their kids for a romantic night out. Children will be entertained with pizza, games and movies in a supervised environment. Call 703-521-1000 to register.

Saturday

Potomac Overlook's Entry Circle signAnimal Valentine’s Day
Potomac Overlook Regional Park (2845 N. Marcey Road)
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

For $5, children and their parents can enjoy the park’s “special presentation on animal love.” It’s mating season for many of the native species, and kids can meet some of the critters “up close.”

Comedy Spot Variety Show flyerComedy, Music, Dance Variety Show*
The Comedy Spot (Third Floor, Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

This variety show features comedy from improv troupes Jive Turkey and Nox, music by Crys Matthews, Dave Farah, and Louisa Hall and O’Neill-James Irish Dance Troupe. Tickets are $15.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event.

Arlington Agenda (Feb. 3-9)

by Ethan Rothstein | February 3, 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

Meet the Artist: “Beaches” Playwright Iris Rainer-Dart
Shirlington Branch Library (4200 Campbell Ave.)
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

The author of the gal-pal musical “Beaches” talks about her career before her show premieres at Signature Theatre this month. The event is free.

Thursday

Red Tie DC logoNetworking and Comedy Show
The Comedy Spot (Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5:30 p.m.

Those interested in increasing their network for a good cause can buy a $45 ticket, with proceeds going to the Life After Domestic Violence Foundation. The comedy show begins at 6:30 p.m.

Friday

Gallery Underground logoArt Exhibit Opening
Gallery Underground (Shops at 2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

A new exhibit at Gallery Underground, called “Visions of Future” debuts with a reception on Friday. The event is free, and works by promising artists will be on display Feb. 3-28.

Fruits of Freedom gala flyerSouth African Gala*
NRECA Conference Center (4301 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

The South African embassy is hosting a gala with South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool. Tickets are $50 and proceeds will be donated to AIDS relief for children in South Africa.

Saturday

49-Cent DressLive Music: 49-Cent Dress
Whitlow’s on Wilson (2854 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 10:00 p.m.

Party/Rock band 49-cent dress takes the stage at Whitlow’s Saturday night. On Facebook, the band vows to dedicate a song to any man who shows up in a dress.

Sunday

Used Book Fair and Bake Sale*
St. Ann Church, Parish Hall (5300 10th Street N.)
Time: 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

The annual event at St. Ann Church is back this Sunday. There will be a Valentine’s Day bake sale starting at 9:30 a.m. and special deals after noon.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

Arlington Agenda (Jan. 27-Feb. 2)

by Ethan Rothstein | January 27, 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.

Tuesday

St. Ann SchoolSt. Ann School Open Houses*
St. Ann School (980 N. Frederick Street)
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

The Pre-K-8th grade private school is open for prospective students and parents to take a tour and ask questions. Registration forms for the 2014-2015 school year were just released this week.

Wednesday

OAR logoA Conversation with Bernard Kerik*
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Former head of the NYPD and New York City Corrections department speaks about criminal justice system reform. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door and free for students.

Thursday

Beer Tenders flyerRed Rocks Beer Tenders Series*
RedRocks at Penrose Square (2501 Columbia Pike)
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.

The latest installment of the Beer Tenders series features St. Louis, Mo., brewery Schlafly. Parking is free in the Giant parking lot with RedRocks validation.

Meet the Chairman flyerMeet the County Board Chairman*
GMU Founder’s Hall (3301 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Leadership Arlington hosts a town hall meeting with new County Board Chair Jay Fisette. Residents will be able to ask Fisette questions during the event. Register online here.

Friday

Tall HeightsLive Music: Tall Heights
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Boston folk acoustic duo Tall Heights takes the stage at IOTA. Opening for them will be local guitarist Molly Hagen. Tickets will be $12 at the door.

Sunday

Super Bowl XLVIII logoSuper Bowl XLVIII Party
Crystal City Sports Pub (529 23rd Street S.)
Time: 4:00 p.m.

Crystal City Sports pub is hosting a big game bach. An appetizer buffet starts at 4:00 p.m. with a halftime dinner buffet. Reservations are $40 per person and must be made in advance, call 703-521-8215.

Crab legs at Wilson TavernAll-You-Can-Eat Crab Legs
Wilson Tavern (2403 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 5:30 p.m.

Wilson Tavern is hosting its Super Bowl party with a twist: all-you-can-eat crab legs for $20. Wilson Tavern encourages patrons to come early to get a seat before crabs come out at 5:30 p.m.

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Arlington Agenda (Jan. 21-26)

by Ethan Rothstein | January 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm | 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

Beer Tenders flyerRed Rocks Beer Tenders Series*
Red Rocks (2501 Columbia Pike)
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

The latest installment of the Beer Tenders series features Baltimore brewery Heavy Seas. Beer tastings of Heavy Seas — whose alehouse opens in Rosslyn soon — come with a take-home pint glass.

Metro "inner loop" designLecture: Arlington’s Role in Metro’s Future
George Mason, Founder’s Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

WMATA Director of Planning Shyam Kannan leads a discussion on Metro’s future, including two new Arlington stops and a Rosslyn-Georgetown tunnel.

Friday

Justin-Trawick-groupLive Music: Justin Trawick Group
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:30 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Justin Trawick and his backing band are playing their annual birthday concert. Tickets are $12 at the door.

Saturday

Potomac Overlook Park entry circle signThe Evergreen Scene at Potomac Overlook
Potomac Overlook Regional Park (2845 N. Marcey Road)
Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m.

A Potomac Overlook naturalist takes visitors on a tour of the different species of evergreen trees. The event is free to the public. Call 703-528-5406 to make a reservation.

Sunday

St. Ann School Open Houses*
St. Ann School (980 N. Frederick Street)
Time: 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The Pre-K-8th grade private schools is open for prospective students and parents to take a tour and ask questions. Another open house is scheduled for Tuesday evening.

IBIS Chamber Music quintetLive Music: IBIS Chamber Music*
Clarendon United Methodist Church (606 N. Irving Street)
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Three principal musicians from the Kennedy Center orchestra presents “The Americas: Music for Flute, Viola and Harp.” The concert, featuring Canadian, Argentinian and traditional Jewish music, is free.

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Arlington Agenda (Jan. 13-19)

by Ethan Rothstein | January 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm | 455 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

Dogs greet each other at the Shirlington Dog ParkKids Read to Therapy Dogs
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Children from grades K-5 are invited to spend 15 minutes reading to a therapy dog in the “Paws to Read” program. Event is free but participants must register by calling 703-228-5946.

'The Big Lebowski'  posterFree Movie Night: The Big Lebowski
Iota Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.

The cult comedy classic will be shown at the Clarendon nightspot at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. “on two sheets,” which really tie the room together. The event is free.

Tuesday

scott-262x300Solar Generator Display
WBM Motors parking lot (3210 10th Street N.)
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A new solar energy generator will be on display, presented by George Washington University adjunct professor of sustainable urban planning Scott Sklar. The generator is currently “commercially available.”

Thursday

Beer Tenders flyerRedRocks Beer Tenders Series*
RedRocks (2501 Columbia Pike)
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

The Beer Tenders Series this January kicks off with Samuel Adams this week with some “rare and special” Sam Adams beers. Parking is free with validation in the Giant lot.

Friday

Burnt SiennaLive Music: Burnt Sienna
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 9:00 p.m.

Rock cover band Burnt Sienna will grace the stage at Clarendon Grill. Cover charge is typically $5 on Friday nights, and the band will be spelled by a house DJ.

Saturday

Red tail hawk eatingAnimal Feeding 101: Raptors
Potomac Overlook Regional Park (2845 N. Marcey Road)
Time: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Potomac Overlook’s naturalist will demonstrate how they feed the permanently injured birds of prey they house at the park. Reservations and $5 donations are requested.

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