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by ARLnow.com — May 26, 2015 at 4:45 pm 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

James LanderChamber of Commerce Candidate Forum
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce and the Rosslyn Business Improvement District are holding a forum featuring the candidates for Arlington County Board. The forum will cover topics of importance to the local business community. Tickets are $25.

Twilight Tattoo performanceU.S. Army Twilight Tattoo
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

An hour-long, live-action military pageant featuring soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” Experience a glimpse into American history through performances military musicians and vocalists.

Saturday

Youth Multisport festival participantsArlington Youth Multisport Festival*
Washington-Lee High School (1300 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7:30-11:00 a.m.

Two-day event featuring the kids-only Arlington Triathlon and the Arlington Triathlon Club Splash & Dash, part of USA Triathlon’s national series. Kids ages 7-15 are invited to come swim, bike on closed roads, and run on a fun, safe course.

crawfish-pictureCrystal City Crawfish Boil
Tortoise and Hare (567 23rd Street S.)
Time: 1:00-7:00 p.m.

Crystal City bar Tortoise and Hare holds its annual crawfish boil in its back parking lot, featuring all you can eat crawfish, jambalaya, gumbo and gator. Coming straight out of the bayou, both the cooks and the crawfish won’t disappoint. Tickers are $35.

20140419-GWash-History-walkGeorge Washington’s Forest History Walk
Ball-Sellers House Museum (5620 Third Street S.)
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

This free, three-mile walking tour will start at the Ball-Sellers House then visit survey markers used by George Washington in 1785, a D.C. boundary stone, the site of a mill built by George Washington’s step-grandson and more.

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by Ethan Rothstein — May 10, 2015 at 9:00 am 401 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

Waiting for interviewCareer Seminar in Clarendon*
3140 Washington Blvd (Suite 222)
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Part 3 of the four-part career seminar focuses on networking and “your personal elevator pitch.” Presented by The Career Path Partners. Sign up online, class costs $20.

Tuesday

CVFDposter2Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser
Don Tito (3165 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

The CVFD is holding a raffle fundraiser and social at Clarendon’s newest bar. A DJ will be spinning and raffle tickets will be sold for items from local Clarendon businesses. Open to all.

Wednesday

ATB3PosterFree Movie Screening
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m.

The Drafthouse is hosting a free showing of “America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of our Children,” about the effects of sexual imagery on the nation’s youth. Register here.

Saturday

tuckahoetour_bannerimgs_2015-header1Tuckahoe Home and Garden Tour*
Tuckahoe Elementary School (6550 26th Street N.)
Time: noon-5:00 p.m.

A tour of recently built and redesigned homes that feature stunning gardens. The tour generates funds for the Tuckahoe PTA. Tickets are $25 online at $30 at the door.

Rated-ART-PowerPoint-SlideArlington Arts Center Spring Gala*
Arlington Arts Center (3550 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00-11:00 p.m.

The Arlington Arts Center hosts a gala to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Food from restaurants like Lyon Hall, Bayou Bakery and Mussel Bar. General Admission tickets cost $125.

Sunday

Taste of Arlington 2012Taste of Arlington*
Wilson Blvd in Ballston
Time: noon-6:00 p.m.

Ballston’s annual street food festival returns, with an expanded beer and wine garden, three concert stages, 50 restaurant booths and the “World Pup Tournament.” Books of tickets are still on sale.

casualloresFree Concert: Quintette Instrumental de Paris*
Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ (5010 Little Falls Road)
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

A harp, flute and three string instruments play French music, for free, in North Arlington. IBIS Chamber Music presents pieces by composers Pierne, Francaix, Ropartz and Jongen.

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by Ethan Rothstein — May 3, 2015 at 9:00 am 536 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

Waiting for interviewMarketing Career Seminar*
3140 Washington Blvd (Suite 222)
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

The Career Path Partners host their second consecutive seminar, aimed at getting attendees a better job. This week is focused on resume and cover letters. Register here.

Tuesday

nicecream-captureNicecream Fundraiser
Nicecream Factory (2831 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 6:00-9:30 p.m.

The liquid nitrogen, hand-made ice cream shop hosts a fundraiser for the Sarah Edwards’ Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year campaign. Ten percent of sales go to the charity.

Wednesday

Deschutes Beer Launch Party
Fireworks (2350 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Seven Deschutes beers will be on tap as the West Coast brewery launches two new beers: Black Butte XXVI and its Belgian Quad, Not the Stoic.

Thursday

2015-Washingtonian-Ballston-Farmers-Market-Ad-v1Ballston FreshFarm Market
Welburn Square (901 N. Taylor Street)
Time: 3:00-7:00 p.m.

The first day of Ballston’s renowned farmers market. There are chef demos, live music, a beer garden, and all the usual fresh artisan fare. Repeats weekly until fall.

Saturday

daveandgroupObstacle Race Fundraiser*
Potomac Overlook Regional Park (2845 N. Marcey Road)
Time: 7:00-10:00 a.m.

The 5K through the park in North Arlington donates 100 percent of the proceeds for the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Register here.

MusicalGemsofMexico1Live Music: Classical Gems of Mexico*
Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The National Chamber Ensemble is holding a Mother’s Day concert, while celebrating the music of Mexico. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students.

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by Ethan Rothstein — April 27, 2015 at 10:00 am 741 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

Waiting for interviewPersonal Branding Career Seminar*
3140 Washington Blvd, Suite 222
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Career advice company The Career Path Partners hosts a seminar on using LinkedIn and expanding one’s personal brand for career advancement. Registration is $20.

Tuesday

OMHokie Football with VT’s Athletic Director*
Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

As part of the “Orange and Maroon Tour,” VT AD Whit Babcock and defensive backs coach Torrian Gray host this event, which includes refreshments, a raffle and a long conversation on Hokie football.

Wednesday

220px-James_Moran_Official_Congressional_PortraitForum with Jim Moran
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Former Rep. Jim Moran hosts an open forum, in which his old constituents can ask him questions about congressional gridlock and other issues of the day. Free to attend.

Saturday

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

The Arlington Kiwanis Club hosts its annual pancake breakfast. A moon bounce and face painting will be available for children and a raffle and antique car show for adults. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for kids.

Save-the-Date-FrontACF Spring Gala*
Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City (1250 S. Hayes Street)
Time: 5:30-10:00 p.m.

The Arlington Community Foundation hosts a Kentucky Derby-themed spring gala. Mint juleps will be served, a fancy hat contest will be had, followed by dinner and dancing. Tickets start at $300.

Match-TimelineWEBMayweather vs. Pacquiao Watch Party*
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 10:00 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Watch the biggest fight of the decade at Clarendon’s Mad Rose, with HD screens throughout the bar. Women are allowed in free, while tickets for men start at $20.

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by Ethan Rothstein — April 20, 2015 at 10:20 am 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday

Volunteer Arlington Day
Holiday Inn Rosslyn (1900 N. Fort Myer Drive, Shenandoah Room)
Time: noon-4:00 p.m.

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is organizing this half-day, countywide event. Individuals, teams and businesses are encouraged to donate their time and services to the cause. Register here.

Wednesday

mrkrabbAll-you-can-eat Crab Legs*
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 5:00-9:00 p.m.

For $22, patrons can eat all the snow crab legs they want, plus enjoy happy hour specials on domestic bottles, Fireball, sangria, mojitos and margaritas. Reservations are recommended.

Friday

1ChildrenOfEdenJPGLive Theater: Children of Eden*
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (4000 Lorcom Lane)
Time: 7:30-10:00 p.m.

The St. Andrew’s Players stages their interpretation of Stephen Schwartz’s “Children of Eden.” Performances also on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Free, but donations encouraged.

Saturday

SoPShoe School at Pentagon City Mall
Nordstrom at Fashion Centre at Pentagon City (1400 S. Hayes Street)
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

To celebrate a new shoe design studio, called “Shoes of Prey,” in the store, Nordstrom is hosting a shoe school, where customers can learn how to design their own shoe. Event repeats on Sunday.

Sunday

KeepingFaithFullPageFlyerPro-LGBT Interfaith Service*
Congregation Etz Hayim (2920 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Two days before the U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on gay marriage, an interfaith group is hosting a service to support and embrace members of the LGBT community.

Bethel-Autism-flier2015Film Screening: Sound the Alarm*
Bethel United Church of Christ (4037 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Bethel UCC is hosting a screening of an autism film and hosting a panel discussion afterward. Event is free, but donations to Autism Speaks are highly encouraged.

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by Ethan Rothstein — April 13, 2015 at 5:00 am 397 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday

TLT-WEB21U.S. Army Chief of Staff Hosts Twilight Tattoo
Whipple Field (Marshall Drive, Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson Hall)
Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m.

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno will give Outstanding Civilian Service Awards during Ft. Myer’s weekly Twilight Tattoo pageant. Free to attend.

Wednesday

mrkrabbAll-you-can-eat Crab Legs*
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 5:00-9:00 p.m.

For $22, patrons can eat all the snow crab legs they want, plus enjoy happy hour specials on domestic bottles, Fireball, sangria, mojitos and margaritas. Reservations are recommended.

Thursday

Fatoumata_eventLive Music: Fatoumata Diawara
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00-10:00 p.m.

African folk singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara plays guitar, sings and composes drum arrangements to her music, which has fans like Herbie Hancock. Tickets are $24.

Saturday

A-Night-of-HOPE-Logo-Working-1.28.15AFAC Young Professionals Fundraiser*
Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill (2424 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:00 p.m.-midnight

A night of music, dancing and auction prizes all go to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center, feeding families in need. Tickets are $35 each or $60 for two.

Sunday

CarJackingNOVAflyerCarjacking Self-Defense Seminar*
Nova MMA (1425 N. Quincy Street)
Time: noon-3:00 p.m.

“Living in the DMV, car jacking situations are a reality and on the rise,” Nova MMA says. They are offering a three-hour self-defense seminar for $50. Reserve a spot here.

2014_FacebookLWVAffordable Housing Public Forum*
Arlington Mill Residences (901 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

A public forum on the disappearance of affordable housing in Arlington County and the path forward. Featuring County Board member Walter Tejada, moderated by former state Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple.

11038751_800282550058967_2668169079340798004_o“Sole Celebration” fundraiser for Doorways*
Lyon Hall (3100 Washington Blvd)
Time: 3:30-6:30 p.m.

an annual fundraiser honoring the memory of a 34-year-old brain cancer victim will benefit Doorways for Women and Families this year. Tickets are $35 each.

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by Ethan Rothstein — April 6, 2015 at 11:00 am 0

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Tuesday

3686tixpromoflyerarlingtonfinalStartup Competition and Networking Event
Disruption Corporation (2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 1000)
Time: 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Startups from the southeast gather to present before a panel of entrepreneur elite. Winners of the regional competition move to the national 36|86 competition in June. Networking to follow the free event.

Wednesday

Fundraising Breakfast*
Sheraton Pentagon City (900 S. Orme Street)
Time: 7:45-9:00 a.m.

Offender Aid and restoration hosts a free breakfast honoring County Manager Barbara Donnellan and Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille for “banning the box” on job applications. RSVP is required.

mrkrabbAll-you-can-eat Crab Legs*
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 5:00-9:00 p.m.

For $22, patrons can eat all the snow crab legs they want, plus enjoy happy hour specials on domestic bottles, Fireball, sangria, mojitos and margaritas. Reservations are recommended.

Thursday

Freedmans-SchoolLecture: Civil War Contraband Camps
Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road, Reinsch Library)
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Northern Virginia Civil War historian Ron Baumgarten will discuss “contraband camps” — refuges for escaped slaves in Arlington and Fairfax — during this hourlong, free lecture.

Saturday

Forest-in-FogPinhole photography exhibit and talk*
Cherrydale Branch Library (2190 Military Road)
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Photographer Scott Speck debuts his exhibit of landscape photographs taken with his pinhole camera, including a discussion on the medium. Free and open to all.

CarrieLive Music: Carrie Newcomer*
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer hosts a workshop from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on connecting everyday lives with faith. In the evening, she performs her original works. Tickets range from $10-$35.

Sunday

Geoff-Pilkington-portait1-3Live Music: Brahms and Beethoven*
Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ (5010 Little Falls Road)
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The principal horn of the Washington National Opera orchestra, Geoff Pilkington, performs with the IBIS Chamber group. The concert of classical composer music is free, but donations are welcome.

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by Ethan Rothstein — March 30, 2015 at 5:00 am 404 0

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Tuesday

1600 Wilson Blvd, the location of Skyline WellnessSkyline Wellness Happy Hour*
Skyline Wellness Center (1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 320)
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

The acupuncture, chiropractic care and massage center hosts a happy hour, include a giveaway of a year of free massage. Cocktails and “yummy bites” are free.

Wednesday

mrkrabbAll-you-can-eat Crab Legs*
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 5:00-9:00 p.m.

For $22, patrons can eat all the snow crab legs they want, plus enjoy happy hour specials on domestic bottles, Fireball, sangria, mojitos and margaritas. Reservations are recommended.

Thursday

Networking Seminar
Arlington Chamber of Commerce (2009 14th Street N., Suite 100)
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce hosts a free network seminar, designed to help business owners meet and engage with new clients. Led by the chamber’s director of membership.

Friday

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

The opening of the “Spring Light” exhibit, which runs from March 30-April 25. The exhibit is a celebration of spring, and the light it brings to replace the cold dark of winter.

Saturday

20140419-East-Side-of-CabinBall-Sellers House Open House
Ball-Sellers House (5620 3rd Street S.)
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

On the 40th anniversary of the Arlington Historical Society’s acquisition of Arlington’s oldest building for $1. Free tours will be given all afternoon, with colonial snacks and beverages.

DomLaNena_EventLive Music: Dom La Nena
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Cellist and Vocalist Dom La Nena takes the Artisphere stage, bringing her blend of Brazilian, Argentine and French influences. Tickets are $12.

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by Ethan Rothstein — March 23, 2015 at 5:00 am 362 0

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Tuesday

SignageShirlington_tapeStorytelling for Young Children
Busboys and Poets (4251 Campbell Ave.)
Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m.

D.C.-based singer-songwriter — and mother of three — Marsha Goodman-Wood performs songs for children 5 and under. $5 admission is required. This is a weekly event.

10801772_10203445985141472_515625299417422453_nWeddingWire RecruitingHappy Hour
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Tech startup WeddingWire is looking for new salespeople, and is hosting a happy hour to try and find them. Any “work hard, play hard” candidates can find more info here.

Wednesday

healthy-happy-hour-logoHealthy Happy Hours
Heavy Seas Alehouse (1501 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 4:00 p.m.-midnight

Heavy Seas is partnering with the Arlington Free Clinic and the Shannon McGowan Breast Health Fund to offer an eight-hour long happy hour. Ten percent of all proceeds go toward the two nonprofits.

Thursday

Free Concert: The U.S. Navy Band
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 7:00-8:15 p.m.

The U.S. Navy Band will be honoring veterans during a free concert featuring wind ensemble standards, soloists, marches, and patriotic favorites.

Friday

14302-UrbanArias_BlueViola-Title-472x394Live Music: Blues opera “Blue Viola”*
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00-9:00 p.m.

A blues opera about a blue viola, found on the street, and the upended lives of the people who discovered it. Tickets are $28. It is UrbanArias’ last show at the Artisphere.

Saturday

Baron VaughnLive Comedy: Baron Vaughn
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10:00 p.m. (also performing on Friday)

Baron Vaughn has performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, had a role in USA’s “Fairly Legal” and is doing two shows in Arlington this week. Tickets here.

by Ethan Rothstein — March 16, 2015 at 5:00 am 376 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

WOB_PourHandles_3.413Wx2.277H_300DPI_CMYKJourney Through Pilsners
World of Beer (901 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 11:00 a.m.-midnight

Drink Pilsner Urquell “in its purest form,” straight from the brewery in Czech Republic. Fans of the pilsner brewing style can go on a “tour” of pilsners from around Europe.

Tuesday

171528_10150096874573337_2203405_oLive Music: O’Tasty
IOTA Club & Café (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00-11:30 p.m.

Celtic Punk band O’Tasty’s returns to IOTA for the seventh straight St. Patrick’s Day. Tickets are $10 at the door. Check out our Irish bars guide for other St. Patrick’s Day specials.

Wednesday

19291_1016504655043780_8204450530811894989_nSkyline Wellness Open House*
Skyline Wellness Center (1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 320)
Time: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Skyline Wellness Center is launching its Arlington location with giveaways, including a year of free massages, and the entire event is catered by Arlington’s own District Taco.

p1204356640-5Wednesday Night Spins*
Crystal City Parking Garage (2345 Crystal Drive, G4 Level)
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

A weekly indoor bike race this March. A “fast and fun” course for cyclists of all abilities, participants can also win prizes. Spectators welcome. Sign up here.

DCCG_PaperShow201512th Annual D.C. Paper Show*
NRECA Building (4301 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Discover the latest paper products, services and techniques from paper and print vendors big and small. Learn about the latest techniques in printing from the area’s top print shops.

Friday

14302-UrbanArias_BlueViola-Title-472x394Live Music: Blues opera “Blue Viola”*
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00-9:00 p.m.

A blues opera about a blue viola, found on the street, and the upended lives of the people who discovered it. Tickets are $28. It is UrbanArias’ last show at the Artisphere.

Saturday

shamrocklogo_newThe Shamrock Crawl*
Clarendon bars
Time: 2:00-9:00 p.m.

Tickets to the latest Clarendon bar crawl are $20 online and $30 at Clarendon Ballroom and Clarendon Grill from 2:00-5:30 p.m.

Sunday

IMG_2360-3Rose Bush Pruning Demonstration*
Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden (850 N. Lexington Street)
Time: noon-2:00 p.m.

Learn how to sharpen your pruners and prune different varieties of rose bushes. Please bring your by-pass pruners and wear gloves. Free. Call 703-371-9351.

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by Ethan Rothstein — March 9, 2015 at 5:00 am 689 0

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Tuesday

Astropops-parade-float-300x225Clarendon-Courthouse St. Patrick’s Day Parade*
Wilson Blvd from N. Barton Street to Irving Street.
Time: 8:00-9:00 p.m.

The re-scheduled Mardi Gras parade returns, in possibly rainy, but warmer conditions. Fifty bands, floats and organizations will stroll down Clarendon and Courthouse’s main drag.

654Guinness Dinner
Ireland’s Four Courts (2051 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Three courses of dinner prepared by guest chef Pedro Flores of The James Joyce in Baltimore prepares a three-course dinner with pairings of Guinness, Harp Lager and Smitchwick’s ale.

Wednesday

p1204356640-5Wednesday Night Spins*
Crystal City Parking Garage (2345 Crystal Drive, G4 Level)
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

A weekly indoor bike race this March. A “fast and fun” course for cyclists of all abilities, participants can also win prizes. Spectators welcome. Sign up here.

Thursday

View-of-GW-ParkwayThe Origins of the George Washington Parkway
Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road, Rowley G127)
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

A lecture about the history of the GW Parkway, built in the 1920s and one of Arlington’s national parks. An Arlington Public Library program, free to attend.

Saturday

Swanson Arts and Crafts fair
Swanson Middle School (5600 Washington Blvd)
Time: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Handmade jewelry, bags and purses, pottery, scarves, housewares and home accessories will be on sale by local artisans at this annual event, free to attend.

Dance5Live Music: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms*
Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 7:30-9:45 p.m.

Three Baroque and Classic Era composers are celebrated by the National Chamber Ensemble. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students.

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

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Wednesday

p1204356640-5Wednesday Night Spins*
Crystal City Parking Garage (2345 Crystal Drive, G4 Level)
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

The first of a weekly indoor bike race this March. A “fast and fun” course for cyclists of all abilities, participants can also win prizes. Spectators welcome. Sign up here.

BaconBeerPortCityFW2Bacon and Beer Dinner
Fire Works Pizza (2350 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

For $75, diners/drinkers will enjoy a five-course, bacon-themed meal, with beers from Alexandria’s Port City Brewing to pair with each item. Call 703-527-8700 for reservations.

Thursday

150213_PikeFuture_1pbadgeColumbia Pike Future Forum*
The Salsa Room (2619 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Discuss the future of the Pike with Del. Alfonso Lopez, County Board member John Vihstadt and other community and business leaders. Free to attend.

Friday

COE-APPLE-ICONLogo2-12Live Theater: Children of Eden
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Chalice Theatre presents a musical written by the composer of “Wicked” and “Godspell.” Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and youth.

Saturday

1K-Wine-Beer-Walk_V31K Wine and Beer Walk*
Crystal City Shops (1750 Crystal Drive)
Time: 2:00-6:00 p.m.

For $20, “racers” will mosey along the course with 25 “hydration” stations, choosing between beer and wine, ending with a “giant dance party.”

10891498_838325856231235_3069997240574000828_nNight Hike and Campfire
Potomac Overlook Regional Park (2845 N. Marcey Road)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Go on a moonlight walk through the park, learning about the stars and the natural environment. Cost is $10, and includes headlamps and a campfire. Hiking boots required. Call 703-528-5406 to register.

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by Ethan Rothstein — February 23, 2015 at 5:00 am 0

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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 [email protected] 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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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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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

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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