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by Ethan Rothstein — November 17, 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.

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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by Ethan Rothstein — November 3, 2014 at 5:00 am 371 0

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

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Wednesday

Proposals for Small Robot Challenge

1000 Wilson Blvd, 31st Floor
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

The Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office “is seeking ‘solvers’ to develop a written proposal and experimental proof-of-concept for a 3D printable, small robot to assist in bomb disposal. TandemNSI is creating this opportunity for “solvers”…to get their questions answered before materials are due” Nov. 27.

Thursday

Visual Music Concertcre_art_event (1)
Artisphere Black Box Theatre (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00 p.m. (also on Friday at 8:00 p.m.)

“VISUALITY is a multimedia concert that explores the visual aspects of music. Presented by Cre.Art Project, each piece explores how light and sound can intersect in their purest form.” Tickets are $18.

Friday

logoCharity Fashion Show*
Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City (1250 S. Hayes Street)
Time: 7:00-10:00 p.m.

The Operation Renewed Hope Foundation is hosting its first-ever fashion show featuring designer Danielle Canfields 2015 Spring and Summer Collection.

JustWarPosterFaith & Life Lecture
GMU Founders Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m.

GMU hosts another installment of its Faith & Life series, dealing with questions of modern warfare, like drone strikes and terrorism, and reconciling them with issues of faith.

Saturday

WinterpillsLive Music: The Winterpills
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 9:00 p.m.

The Winterpills, a “chamber pop” band according to their bio, according to their Facebook page, takes the IOTA stage. Opening band is The Grownup Noise. Tickets are $12 at the door.

Sunday

leigh_culver_AutumnMorningSt. Andrew’s Fall Art Show & Sale
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (4000 Lorcom Lane)
Time: 1:00-5:00 p.m. (also on Saturday from 3:00-7:00 p.m.)

See more than 250 pieces of art from more than 50 juried artists from the Potomac Valley Watercolorists. The exhibit will celebrate the organizations 40th anniversary.

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by Ethan Rothstein — October 27, 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

100homeslogoRWBwediditCommunity Meeting on Homelessness
NRECA Conference Center (4301 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Arlington County celebrates housing 100 previously homeless people around the county. Featuring guest speaker John Harvey, Virginia’s secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security.

Thursday

Twilight TattooSpecial Twilight Tattoo
Summerall/Whipple Field (Sheridan Avenue, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall)
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

A special edition of the U.S. Army’s pageant, to honor four civilians receiving awards from the Army, will be held on Whipple field. The event is free an open to the public.

Defending-the-DREAM-LogoDefending the DREAM*
The Salsa Room (2619 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D) hosts state Attorney General Mark Herring to discuss Herring’s work for immigrant students in Virginia. Suggested contribution is $25 and you can RSVP by emailing delegatelopez@gmail.com.

Friday

Haunted TheaterHaunted Drafthouse
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 5:00-8:30 p.m.

The Drafthouse hosts a family-friendly haunted house, with the main theater dressed up as a zombie outbreak. A $5 ticket gets visitors a tour of the theater, a “treat” and a voucher for a free movie.

Saturday

paws2care-5kPaws2Care 5K*
Bluemont Park (329 N. Manchester Street)
Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Families can run or walk in a 5K or 1K to benefit pet therapy programs. Costumes and leashed dogs welcome. The 5k is $40 to run and the 1K is $20. Register here.

Sunday

WWPlogoWounded Warrior Project Benefit*
First Presbyterian Church (601 N. Vermont Street)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian’s fifth annual benefit concert earns proceeds for the Wounded Warrior Project. More than a dozen artists perform in this free show.

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by Ethan Rothstein — October 20, 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.

Tuesday

Wakefield logoThe Ultimate Wakefield Warrior
Wakefield High School small gym (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Members of Wakefield’s Interact service club compete in five Crossfit style exercises, all to raise money for A-SPAN. Students have already raised $700 and hope the competition will raise greater awareness.

Wednesday

Close-the-Door-to-Homelessness-HH-2014-10-22-FlyerClose the door to Homelessness*
Sushi Rock (1900 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Arlington Thrive is hosting a happy hour to raise money for its homelessness prevention cause. A $10 donation is encouraged, and raffle tickets for prizes will be sold. Register online here.

Friday

Homebody SandmanLive Music: Homeboy Sandman
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 9:00 p.m.

Renowned underground hip-hop artist Homeboy Sandman takes the stage at the cozy IOTA Club. The lyrically deft “Boy Sand” brings his high energy shows to Arlington. Tickets are $12 at the door only.

Saturday

POP Halloween PartyPotomac Overlook Halloween Party*
Potomac Overlook Regional Park (2845 N. Marcey Road)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Potomac Overlook hosts a party with “live music, food, games, arts and crafts, storytelling, and guided hikes through the woods.” Guests must register and pay $10 in advance by calling 703-528-5406.

eminova_and_belovA Night of Italian Opera*
Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Opera stars soprano Yana Eminova and baritone Anton Belov perform pieces from famous Italian operas like Don Giovanni and La Traviata with the National Chamber Ensemble. Adult tickets are $30.

Halloween Trail of TerrorHalloween Trail of Terror
Douglas Park cemetery (S. Quincy and 16th Streets)
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

The trail of terror returns to scare visitors for another year. Guests bring canned goods for the Arlington Food Assistance Center and get a fright in the cemetery. There’s a separate trail for children.

by Ethan Rothstein — October 13, 2014 at 7:00 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

The view of Wakefield's new building from S. George Mason DriveCollege admission counseling event*
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

A free event for high school students hoping to attend college. Counselors from Purdue University and Virginia Tech will be on hand to answer questions. The event is free to attend.

Equal Rights for All posterThe Future of Marriage Equality
National Rural Electric Cooperative headquarters (4301 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

After last week’s historic events, the Arlington Young Democrats host openly gay state Sen. Adam Ebbin in a discussion on what’s next for marriage equality.

Thursday

Capital Splendor book coverBook Signing: Capital Splendor
Little Falls Presbyterian Church (6025 Little Falls Road)
Time: 11:00 a.m.-noon

Author Barbara Glickman will be on hand to sign copies of her book, “Capital Splendor: Gardens and Parks of Washington D.C.” Books will be available for purchase. RSVP by calling 703-532-1959.

Friday

Kevin Heffernan and Steve LemmeLive Comedy: Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10:00 p.m. (also on Saturday at 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.)

Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme from “Super Troopers” (Rod Farva and Mac) perform stand-up comedya, with lots of crowd interaction and trivia from Broken Lizard movies. Tickets are $25.

Saturday

The State of Privacy in Virginia*
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd)
Time: noon-3:30 p.m.

The Northern Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union hosts a free brunch with speakers state Sen. Chap Peterson (D-Fairfax) and Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge). Guests can register online.

atozA to Z of Wine and Beer*
1500 Wilson Blvd
Time: 3:30-10:30 p.m.

Participants can purchase $36.50 tickets online fo4 samplings of either 26 beer or 26 wine offerings. Hors d’oeuvres will also be served. Sessions are from 3:30-6:30 p.m. and 7:30-10:30 p.m.

2014-gala-inviteArlington Academy of Hope Gala*
National Rural Electric Cooperative headquarters (4301 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:00-9:30 p.m.

“AAH will celebrate 10 years of transforming lives in rural Uganda through education, healthcare, and community development.” Tickets are available online.

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by Ethan Rothstein — October 6, 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

APAH-25th-Logo_rgb_no-titleAPAH’s Annual Fundraiser*
Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing celebrates its 25th anniversary with a dinner, honoring retired state Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple and JBG Companies managing director Brian Coulter.

photo272Vintage Arlington Exhibit Reception*
Cherrydale Branch Library (2190 Military Road)
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Photographer and Pasha Cafe owner Bill Hamrock hosts an exhibit of vintage Arlington photos at the Cherrydale library. The event is free and catered by Pasha Cafe.

Thursday

Twins from The ShiningLive Music: Cake and Calculus, Exit Vehicles*
IOTA Cluba & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00-11:30 p.m.

This event, called D.C. Twin Fest, features two bands headlined by sets of twins. Twins are encouraged to come and join the festivities. Admission is $10 at the door.

challenge_clear1Challenge Racism
Campbell Elementary School (757 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 7:00-9:30 p.m.

A free discussion series intended for parents and residents alike, asking the community to share stories of racism and to discuss the modern state of race relations in 11 sessions.

Friday

Las-Cafeteras_event (1)Live Music: Las Cafeteras
Artisphere Ballroom (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00 p.m.

East L.A. latin fusion band Las Cafeteras brings their eclectic instrument mix, including a requinto, a “donkey jawbone, and a cajòn, to Artisphere. Tickets are $15.

Saturday

Saint Ann Fall Festival*
Saint Ann Parish and School (980 N. Frederick Street)
Time: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

“Moonbounce & obstacle course, games, raffles, silent auction, white elephant sale, food, beer garden, live music and entertainment. Free admission and parking.” Call 703-525-7599 for more information.

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by Ethan Rothstein — September 29, 2014 at 5:00 am 0

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

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Tuesday

Open House with Arlington Neighborhood Villages
National Rural Electric Conference Center (4301 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Nonprofit Arlington Neighborhood Villages, which focuses on helping senior citizens age in place in Arlington, hosts an open house. Refreshments and free parking provided in the building’s garage.

Wednesday

Clarendon BallroomChiefs vs. Chefs
Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

The Arlington Food Assistance Center hosts its annual fundraiser, pitting local chefs against the cooks for Arlington’s fire stations, with the best meal winning the “golden eggplant” prize.

Friday

Nikki GlaserLive Comedy: Nikki Glaser
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10:00 p.m. (also at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday)

Comedian Nikki Glaser, who made it to the semifinals of season 4 of Last Comic Standing, performs stand-up comedy at the Drafthouse. Tickets are $20, and available online.

Saturday

Fun-Ride-Start-2013-SMArlington Fun Ride*
18th Street S. and Crystal Drive
Time: 8:00 a.m.-noon

A 16-mile, family-friendly ride around Arlington from Crystal City, up to Columbia Pike, Ballston, Rosslyn and back to Crystal City. $10 per rider, $25 for a family of four. Register online.

go-go-symphonyFree Concert: Go Go Symphony*
The Church at Clarendon (1210 N. Hartford Street)
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

The Church at Clarendon hosts a free concert with the critically acclaimed Go Go Symphony, a troupe that plays D.C.’s native genre and shows where the beat doesn’t stop.

Sunday

Blessing of the Animals*
Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ (5010 Little Falls Road)
Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Bring any type of pet — mammal, bird or lizard — to Rock Spring for the regular blessing of the animals. Dogs must be leashed and other pets harnessed/contained. Homemade dog treats to be served.

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by Ethan Rothstein — September 22, 2014 at 5:00 am 301 0

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

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Monday

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

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

Wednesday

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

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

Thursday

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

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

Friday

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

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

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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by Ethan Rothstein — September 15, 2014 at 5:00 am 488 0

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

If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form. Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

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

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

Tuesday

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

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

Thursday

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

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

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

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

Friday

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

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

Saturday

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

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

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by Ethan Rothstein — September 8, 2014 at 5:00 am 494 0

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

If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form. Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Thursday

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

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

Friday

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

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

Saturday

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

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

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

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

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday

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

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

Thursday

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

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

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

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

Friday

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

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

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

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

Saturday

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

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

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

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

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Monday

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

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

Thursday

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

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

Friday

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

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

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

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

Saturday

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

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

Sunday

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

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

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

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Monday

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

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

Tuesday

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

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

Wednesday

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

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

Thursday

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

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

Friday

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

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

Saturday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday

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

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

Friday

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

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

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

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

Saturday

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

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

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

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

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