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by Ethan Rothstein — February 23, 2015 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

Screen-Shot-2015-02-03-at-10.53.07-AMFirst-time Homebuyer Happy Hour*
Samuel Beckett’s (2800 S. Randolph Street)
Time: 7:00-7:45 p.m.

A free happy hour, hosted in Shirlington by Stansford Signature real estate agents. Register here.

Friday

Bobby ThompsonLive Music: Bobby Thompson
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:30 p.m.

The Bobby Thompson Project is the brainchild of Blues singer-songwriter Bobby Thompson. Tickets are $10 and sold at the door.

Saturday

cheryl-rtrResolve to Run Training Session*
Bluemont Park (601 N. Manchester Street)
Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m.

All running levels are welcome to train in a group to run a 5K race. Those who want to train, register with info@arlingtonthrive.org or call 703-558-0035.

Power-of-Spirituals-PhotoThe Power of Spirituals*
Resurrection Lutheran Church (6201 Washington Blvd)
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Music and readings in observance of Black History Month. Featuring Millicent Scarlett, soprano; Robert Baker, tenor; Eileen Guenther, producer and pianist.

DomFlemons_eventLive Music: Dom Flemons
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Grammy winning founder member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dom Flemons plays seven instruments and sings his brand of “folk music and Americana.” Tickets are $18.

Sunday

caribbeanbrunchCaribbean Brunch for Charity
Trinity Episcopal Church (2217 Columbia Pike)
Time: noon-2:00 p.m.

Island-inspired, authentically prepared treats, fresh fruits and other brunch favorites are on the menu. Tickets are $15 and proceeds go to a Haitian relief charity.

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by Ethan Rothstein — February 17, 2015 at 11:45 am 383 0

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Wednesday

Logo-step2Millennial Women and the GOP Happy Hour*
Ri Ra Irish Pub (2915 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) leads a trio of speakers discussing “important women’s issues and ways to empower women in the workplace and politics.” Event is free but RSVP is recommended.

Thursday

When Arlington’s Schools Weere Segregated
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

The debut screening of a video oral history with George M. Richardson, the last principal of Arlington’s “colored-only” Hoffman-Boston Junior and Senior High School. Discussion to follow with the filmmakers.

Love146Silent Auction to battle sex trafficking*
Ireland’s Four Courts (2051 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Free appetizers and a cash bar will be available to attendees of Love146‘s silent auction to raise money to help victims of sex trafficking. Admission is $10.

Saturday

PROMO_PHOTO_CLive Music: C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:30-10:30 p.m.

C.J. Chenier, the son of Clifton Chenier, the “King of Zydeco,” performs with the band his father founded. Zydeco dance lessons start at 7:30. Tickets are $20.

Sunday

22Free Chamber Music Concert*
Clarendon United Methodist Church (606 N. Ivy Street)
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

IBIS Chamber Music presents “A Quartet for the End of Time,” written in a World War II prison camp. The group will also perform a piece from the opera “Gimpel the Fool.”

oscarsparty-2015-300Oscars Watch Party
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Watch the 87th annual Academy Awards on the big screen with the D.C. Film Society, with a night including prediction contests, a silent auction and trivia contests. Tickets are $20 at the door.

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by Ethan Rothstein — February 9, 2015 at 10:00 am 468 0

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Wednesday

Highline RXR in Crystal City, opening the first weekend in FebruaryPost-Startup Showcase Mixer
Highline RXR (2010 Crystal Drive)
Time: 6:30-11:30 p.m.

Connect with investors and the best of D.C. tech after The Startup Factory Showcase (held at Disruption Corporation HQ). Register online here. Drink specials offered.

Thursday

Shenandoah-Book-JacketHistorical Society Book Reading
Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road, Rowley G127)
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

The AHS hosts author Sue Eisenfeld, reading from her book “Shenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal,” a first-person hiking adventure through the history of the lost communities of Shenandoah National Park.

Friday

Sara SchaeferLive Comedy: Sara Schaefer
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.

Co-host of MTV’s late night show, Nikki and Sara Live, Sara Schaefer won two Emmy Awards as a writer on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Tickets to her shows are $22..

aurelio_eventLive Music: Aurelio
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Artist Aurelio Martinez — a singer, percussionist and guitarist — plays Central American folk music with roots in the 17th Century. Tickets are $18 and available online.

Saturday

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

The National Chamber Ensemble is performing a medley of romantic songs from one of classical music’s greatest composers, Peter Iliych Tchaikovsky. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for students.

Sunday

Live Music: Dead Men’s Hollow
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Dead Men’s Hollow performs a combination of bluegrass, country, blues and gospel music with a fiddle, upright bass, mandolin, banjo and guitar. Tickets are $10 and available at the door.

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by Ethan Rothstein — February 2, 2015 at 5:00 am 0

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Monday

IOTA Club & Cafe logoLive Music: DJ Sam Snow
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

DJ Sam Snow spins an “Arcology” show at IOTA. Vinyl records will be on tap all night, and the show is free to see.

Thursday

Cosmo Couture 2013Crystal Couture Show and Sale*
Crystal City Shops (1750 Crystal Drive)
Time: 6:00-10:00 p.m. (also from 6:00-10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday)

The annual fashion event is back for its fifth year. VIP tickets cost $50 and allow VIPs to shop on Thursday before sales begin on Friday, as well as enjoy bottomless drinks.

footballARLpostVa. Tech Football Recruiting Showcase*
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

VT football recruiting coordinator Bryan Stinespring breaks down the Hokies’ 2015 recruiting class. All Hokie alumni and fans are invited. Tickets are $15 at the door and proceeds go to the VT Athletic Fund.

Friday

Vivaldi-Project-standing-at-wall-2014-for-S-2Rediscovering the String Trio*
St. George’s Episcopal Church (925 N. Oakland Street)
Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m.

A string trio plays baroque-era instruments and pieces by Vivaldi, J.C. Bach, Haydn and others. Tickets are $25, $10 for students, available at the door.

ManualCin_eventManual Cinema presents Lula del Rey
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Using overhead projectors, paper puppets, actors in silhouette and a live band, Chicago troupe Manual Cinema “transforms the experience of attending the cinema.” Tickets are $20.

Saturday

Nicecream photo shoot on Jul 26 in Arlington, Va. (Photo/Damien Salas)Ice Cream for Breakfast
Nicecream Factory (2831 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m.

The shop that specializes in making their own ice cream instantly is hosting an ice cream breakfast for nonprofit Let’s Help Kids. Selling maple bacon and french toast flavored ice cream, 75 percent of proceeds will go to the charity.

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by Ethan Rothstein — January 26, 2015 at 9:30 am 395 0

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Tuesday

ARLnow5thAnnARLnow.com fifth anniversary bash
Disruption Corporation (2231 Crystal Drive, 10th floor)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Join ARLnow.com and the Crystal City BID for a celebration of ARLnow.com’s fifth anniversary. A ticket includes adult beverages and finger food.

Wednesday

HardywoodFW2Jan2015Some Like it Hot Beer Dinner*
Fire Works Pizza (2350 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Hardywood Park is hosting a beer dinner featuring the Richmond brewery’s brews paired with spicy foods. Emailcourthouse@fireworkspizza.com for reservations.

Friday

Jim BreuerLive Comedy: Jim Breuer
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

Saturday Night Live alumnus and one of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Comics of All Time Jim Breuer performs. Tickets are $35 and selling fast.

Saturday

PrintThe Energy Journey Game
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

The Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy hosts a life-sized, interactive board game designed to jumpstart creative thinking about energy solutions.

Sunday

Pre-Super Bowl Party*
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (400 Lorcom Lane)
Time: 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Arlington Neighborhood Villages hosts a “BYO party” for residents of Cherrydale, Donaldson Run, Old Dominion and Waverly Hills. ANV hopes to start its third local village in the county.

Mister Days (photo via Google Maps)Super Bowl Party
Mister Days Sports Rock Cafe (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 3:00 p.m.

An all-you-can-eat tailgate menu until kickoff, door prizes and Seattle- and New England-themed menu highlight Mister Days’ party. Tickets are $25.

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by Ethan Rothstein — January 20, 2015 at 9:00 am 309 0

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Tuesday

Sen. Tim Kaine (D) (courtesy photo)Sen. Tim Kaine’s Staff at Library
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

A member of Sen. Tim Kaine’s staff will be on hand to answer constituent questions, concerns and give assistance. The session is free and open to the public.

Encouraging Young Women to be Active in Politics
Patrick Henry Elementary School library (701 S. Highland Street)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Susan Welford of the Running Start organization speaks about why more young women don’t seek public office, and the ways society can help more women become civically active sooner. The event is free.

Thursday

cheryl-rtrResolve to Run for Arlington Thrive*
Pete’s New Haven Apizza (3017 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Arlington Thrive hosts this training regimen to get runners in shape to run a 5K, 10-mile or half-marathon race. This happy hour is free, with drink specials, to help those interested get questions answered.

Diamonds and Dessert*
Crystal City Shops (1625 Crystal Square Arcade)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Junior League of Washington hosts a night of “sips, sweets and sparkles.” A $25 ticket buys nibbles and a ticket into a diamond drawing.

Saturday

Rosebud_EventRosebud Video and Film Festival
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 12:30-5:30 p.m.

This film festival pulls films only from D.C., Virginia and Maryland filmmakers, and gives cash prizes. Tickets are $10.

Sunday

settlersStrategy Gaming at the Library
Shirlington Branch Library (4200 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

A free evening of strategy-based board games like Settlers of Catan, Risk and Dominion. The night is free and knowledge of strategy games is not required.

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by Ethan Rothstein — January 12, 2015 at 9:00 am 372 0

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Monday

Jan-12-GameNCAA Football Championship Watch Party
Guarapo Lounge (2039 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:30 p.m.

Watch the first ever College Football Playoff Championship game at Guarapo in Courthouse. The Oregon Ducks take on the Ohio State Buckeyes. Jerseys are encouraged.

Arlington-Career-Workshop-2Career Mixer at Mad Rose
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

From the event description: “This is a great opportunity for people not only looking for their dream careers, but also for those wanting to expand their professional networks which results in an enhance long-term career growth and personal development.”

Wednesday

Aachen-Exchange-PosterGermany High School Exchange Info Session
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Arlington and its sister “city” Aachen, Germany, are hosting an exchange program from June 20 to July 8. Those interested can apply here by Feb. 20.

Thursday

coffee_AMCoffee, Views and Disruption
Disruption Corporation (2231 Crystal Drive, 10th floor)
Time: 9:30 a.m.-noon

Spend a morning in Disruption Corporation talking with other entrepreneurs and tackling mutual problems and enjoying free coffee from Commonwealth Joe’s one-of-a-kind coffee keg.

Friday

The_Nine_event2Live Music: The 9 Songwriter Series
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Nine songwriters, brought together by local artist Justin Trawick, perform in rotation at the Dome Theatre in the Artisphere. Tickets are available online and are $12.

Saturday

michael-kostaLive Comedy: Michael Kosta
Arlington Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10:00 p.m. (also on Friday at 10:30 p.m.)

Standup comic Michael Kosta, who has performed on the Tonight Show, Chelsea Lately and Conan. Tickets to the former pro tennis players show are $20.

by Ethan Rothstein — January 5, 2015 at 5:00 am 534 0

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Monday

BootCamp-4-2Warrior Boot Camp*
Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts (1041 S. Edgewood Street)
Time: 6:00-7:00 a.m.

Four times a week, for four weeks, you can get that “get in shape” New Year’s resolution out of the way with MMA boot camp. Register here for the $239 program.

Thursday

Hollywood-on-the-PotomacHollywood on the Potomac
Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road, Rowley G127)
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Arlington TV executive producer Rob Farr talks about the history of films being shot in Arlington, including “The West Wing” assassination scene shot in Arlington. Free for all.

SteveRileyMamouPlayboysevent1Live Music: Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:30-10:30 p.m.

“Hailed by critics as one of the best Cajun music acts in history,” Steve Riley and his three-time Grammy-nominated band grace the Artisphere stage. Tickets are $15.

Friday

January-2015Art Show: The Wonder of Winter
Gallery Underground (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

“Local artists explore different facets of beauty in the winter season-winter light, winter activities, and special effects created by cold weather.” The show runs until Jan. 31.

Sunday

Chewy-ProfileChewy the Camel
Church of the Covenant (2666 Military Road)
Time: 10:30-11:15 a.m.

The camel makes its annual visit to the Church of the Covenant. Join the congregation in “songs of Joy welcoming the three kings.” Hot cider and cookies also provided.

Arlington-Phil-PhotoLive Music: Arlington Philharmonic
Washington-Lee High School (1301 N. Stafford Street)
Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.

The Arlington Phil’s first concert of the year features Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony and oloist Sara Daneshpour performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Tickets are free, but donation is encouraged.

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by Ethan Rothstein — December 29, 2014 at 10:45 am 609 0

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Monday

Black Muddy River BandLive Music: Black Muddy River Band
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Acoustic Grateful Dead cover band the Black Muddy River Band takes the stage at IOTA, following an opening performance by The Outpatients. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Wednesday

Masquarade-Party-FlyerOptimizeMADsquerade Party*
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 9:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. Thursday

Mad Rose is hosting a masquerade party and making tables available for New Year’s Eve. Reservations start at $300. Email info@madrosetavern.com to reserve.

Clarendon BallroomClarendon Ballroom New Year’s Eve
Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00 p.m.-close

The two-level ballroom is hosting its annual New Year’s Bash. Tickets cover a buffet and four drink tickets, and will increase in price before the holiday arrives.

Thursday

County Board New Year’s Meeting
County Board Room (2100 Clarendon Blvd, third floor)
Time: 11:00 a.m.

Watch incoming Arlington County Board Chair Mary Hynes give her agenda-setting address, and stay for a reception with the Board and government officials.

Friday

Carlos MenciaLive Comedy: Carlos Mencia
Arlignton Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.

For $30, at one of six shows he will play from Thursday to Saturday patrons can see the standup and former star of Comedy Central’s “Mind of Mencia.”

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by Ethan Rothstein — December 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm 0

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Monday

It's a Wonderful NightIt’s a Wonderful Night
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6:00 p.m. (also at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday)

The Drafthouse hosts two nights of its Christmas celebration, screening “It’s a Wonderful Life” for $6.50, with half of proceeds going to the Patrick Henry ES PTA. Free movie tickets to those in Christmas costumes.

Friday

Beauty and the BeastLive Theater: Beauty and the Beast
Synetic Theater (1800 S. Bell Street)
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Synetic’s unique motion-based performances are staying in town for the holidays, with four shows of Disney classic Beauty and the Beast the weekend between Christmas and New Year’s. Tickets start at $20.

Lauren Calve band (photo via Facebook)Live Music: Lauren Calve Band
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:30 p.m.

D.C.-based singer-songwriter Lauren Calve and her band perform, with opening acts the Jenny Leigh Band and the Lara Supan Band. Tickets are $12 at the door.

Saturday

Harry Potter posterHarry Potter film series showing
Shirlington Brach Library (4200 Campbell Ave.)
Time: 2:00 p.m.

The Shirlington library will show all eight Harry Potter movies in 10 days, starting with “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” on Saturday. All movie times at the event page.

Garden State RadioLive Music: Garden State Radio
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 9:30 p.m.

Garden State Radio is a band that prides itself on a full, interactive experience, with lasers throughout the audience, an HD screen showing fans during the concert and more. $5 cover.

by Ethan Rothstein — December 15, 2014 at 10:10 am 0

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Tuesday

Event-CalendarDefense Contractor Jobs Open House*
Crowne Plaza Hotel (1480 Crystal Drive)
Time: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Jacobs Engineering is looking for engineers and analysts for their bid on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program, for engineering services.

Wednesday

airlingtonClarendon Menorah Lighting*
Clarendon Central Park (3140 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Enjoy potato latkes, gelt and dreidel spinning as the Arlington-Alexandria Chabad hosts a 6-foot Menorah lighting in Clarendon. The event is free to attend and visitors will be entered to win a free Amazon Kindle.

RFL-logoUgly Sweater Party
O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub (3207 Washington Blvd)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Hosted by the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, this party will have food and prize drawing, and 10 percent of proceeds will go toward organizing Relay for Life events in the area.

Thursday

Chanukah-on-Ice-667-640x251Chanukah on Ice*
Pentagon Row Ice Rink (1201 S. Joyce Street)
Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.

On the third night of Chanukah, Pentagon City hosts its annual Chanukah on Ice festival and Menorah lighting. The event is $10 in advance, $13 at the door and includes skate rental.

Saturday

Entry Circle Sign at Potomac Overlook Regional ParkChristmas Bird Count
Potomac Overlook Regional Park (2845 N. Marcey Road)
Time: 7:30 a.m.-noon

Join the Potomac Overlook naturalist and walk the park trails for the annual Christmas Bird Count to help see which birds have come to Arlington for the winter. Binoculars available, but limited.

Bad-ScooterLive Music: Bad Scooter
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 9:00 p.m.

Police tribute band A Thousand Rainy Days opens for cover band Bad Scooter, which plays rock, funk, blues, reggae and soul music, all with a groove to dance to. Tickets are $10 at the door.

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Monday

ExpoCombo4Business and Community Expo
Holiday Inn Rosslyn (1900 N. Ft. Myer Drive)
Time: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Hosted by The Biz Knows, the expo is $7 in advance for non-members. Featuring tips for small businesses, vendors and networking opportunities.

Thursday

No Turning Back movie flyerSkiing Movie Screening
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:45 p.m. (also on Friday at 3:45 p.m.)

The Drafthouse hosts a screening of the 2014 ski movie, “No Turning Back.” Free lift ticket to Canaan Valley ski resort in West Virginia with purchase.

Friday

Frigga_MistletoeLive Opera: Frigga & the Mistletoe
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

This one act opera incorporates “stories from several world traditions that include themes of wonder, fear and light.” The show is free.

Saturday

CPRO_nutcrackerArlington Holiday Bazaar*
Arlington Career Center (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

There will be pizza provided by RedRocks, more than 40 vendors, singers from the Wakefield High School choir and manicures from Career Center students.

kidscampParents’ Night Out*
Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts (1041 S. Edgewood Street)
Time: 6:00-11:00 p.m.

Pentagon MMA gives parents a chance to go shopping, have dinner and drinks while kids 4 and up are entertained with games, pizza and supervised activities. $40 for students, $45 for non-students.

Sunday

HolidayConcert2014Chamber Ensemble Holiday Concert*
Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Holiday concert for the National Chamber Ensemble includes children’s performances, carol sing-alongs, plus “Sleighride” and pieces by Dvorak, Strauss and Tchaikovsky.

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Wednesday

IOTA Open Mic nightIOTA Open Mic Night
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00 p.m.

IOTA’s free weekly open mic night holds its first December showcase. The event is free and signups are at 7:30 and 10:00 p.m. Steve Siekkenen is the night’s featured performer.

Thursday

The True Cost of Parenting
Arlington Mill Commmunity Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 11:00-11:45 a.m.

This talk, as part of the Virginia Cooperative Extension’s personal finance empowerment programs, aims to help parents budget and manage their expenses while raising a family.

Saturday

washington-lee-high-schoolWashington-Lee Holiday Bazaar
Washington-Lee High School (1301 N. Stafford Street)
Time: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

W-L hosts a holiday market with more than 70 artisans plying their wares, including jewelry, ceramics and pet goods. “Multiethnic” food will be served and student musical groups will perform throughout.

10704148_10155308819357355_7757149045370616231_n“Let it Row” Winter Spectacular
Pentagon Row Ice Rink (1101 S. Joyce Street)
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

This free event gives participants the chance to ice skate to the music of DJ Saucee, enjoy a s’mores station and see fireworks.

Sunday

AF-2014-TreeAlternative Gift Fair*
Mount Olivet United Methodist Church (1500 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 12:30-3:00 p.m.

“Fair trade and handcrafted items from artisans around the world. Jewelry, textiles, sandals, coffees & teas, home décor and more.” The event is free and a complete list of vendors can be found here.

Theres-Noel-in-RatChildren’s Book Signing*
Arlington Central Library Auditorium (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Arlington Public Schools teacher Mary-Hannah Klontz reads from her children’s Christmas book, “There’s Noel in Rat.” Books cost $10, and each purchase will send $5 to A-SPANand entitle purchaser to a free kid’s ice cream from Carvel.

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Tuesday

The Invisible Women in Arlington
Patrick Henry Elementary School Library (701 S. Highland Street)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

An informative program about homeless women in the county, with speeches by the executive directors of A-SPAN and Doorways. The free event is sponsored by Arlington Branch of American Association of University Women.

Thursday

Pink flowerRock Spring Garden Club Floral Design Event*
National Rural Electric Cooperative Building (4301 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Designers from Company Flowers will be demonstrating easy techniques for beautiful displays, with door prizes and gift shopping. Tickets are $25. For more info, tickets, and registration, contact Renee Bayes at 703 241-2651.

Saturday

Skeleton-plays-the-violin1Live Music: Free Concert*
Rock Spring Congregational Church of Christ (5010 Little Falls Road)
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

The IBIS chamber orchestra performs a free concert of Andre Caplet’s Conte Fantastique. The chamber features a harp, strings and Soprano Elizabeth Kluegel. Concert is free, but donations are encouraged.

HollertownLive Music: Hollertown
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (444 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Bluegrass band Hollertown plays a benefit show for Little Friends for Peace. Tickets are $10 to see the band that plays everything from bluegrass standards to Lady Gaga perform.

Sunday

GOTR-059_Banner_Ads_Rosslyn-300x250pxGirls on the Run 5K*
1121 19th Street N.
Time: 8:30-11:00 a.m.

This family friendly 5K takes the participants along the Potomac River, starting and ending in Rosslyn. The event is aimed at girls, ages 8-13, to foster “self-respect” and healthy living. Register here.

Kinhaven-5K-LogoKinhaven 5k and Fun Run*
Bluemont Park South Shelter (325 N. Manchester Street)
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon

A 5K and a 1K fun run to benefit the students of Kinhaven Preschool. The race goes along the W&OD trail with the families of Kinhaven cheering the runners on the whole way. Register here.

tourmap2Arlington Bus Tour*
1805 S. Arlington Ridge Road
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

A bus tour of the sites of Arlington, including the Air Force Memorial, the Nauck neighborhood, the West Boundary Stone and the Ball-Sellers House. Tickets are $40 and are available online.

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by Ethan Rothstein — November 10, 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.

Wednesday

Company-Man-PosterThirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA
GMU Founders Hall (3301 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Former CIA career lawyer John Rizzo gives a talk about his decades in the world’s most famous spy agency, including the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001. The talk is free but registration is encouraged.

Thursday

CDPD-Living-Diversity-postcardThe Columbia Pike Documentary Project
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

The photographers and filmmakers behind the Columbia Pike Documentary Project give a talk at Central Library. The event includes a Q&A and is free and open to the public.

Friday

Santa-Cat-tops-for-vista-crHoliday “FUNraiser”*
Arlington Metaphysical Chapel (5618 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

The Arlington Metaphysical Chapel’s fundraiser is an all-weekend event, with a wine and cheese event on Friday night, a silent auction on Saturday and Sunday and a “bazaar” of arts and crafts all weekend long.

Rock of Ages Benefit*
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (2609 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 6:30-10:00 p.m.

St. Mary’s’ annual youth rock benefit concert this year will devote its proceeds toward responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. A minimum $5 donation is required. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday

 ACO logoLive Music: Arlington Concert Orchestra
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Arias from the opera La Boheme, music from Schubert’s Unfinsihed Symphony and more will be on the music stand for Arlington Concert Orchestra’s fall concert. Admission is $3, with children 17 and under admitted free.

Sunday

PresbypopLive Music:Presbybop Jazz Quartet*
Clarendon Presbyterian Church (1305 N. Jackson Street)
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Christain “jazz pianist Bill Carter brings his Presbybop Jazz Quarter to the wonderful acoustics of Clarendon Presbyterian Church for an intimate evening of jazz benefitting the Arlington Food Assistance Center.” Food donations accepted.

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