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To Do This Weekend: Columbia Pike Blues Fest and Relay for Life

by ARLnow.com June 18, 2010 at 7:05 am 1,221 1 Comment

Be sure to check out the annual Columbia Pike Blues Festival this weekend, featuring acclaimed blues guitarist Debbie Davies, 16-year-old jazz prodigy Matt Wigler and plenty of other great performers.

While you’re there, you won’t want to miss the barbecue being provided by Pike resident “Big Daddy” Isaac Brown, who has been grilling mouthwatering Texas-style BBQ for more than 50 years.

The festival is taking place from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, at the intersection of South Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike.

Another big weekend event is the Arlington Relay for Life, which is being held Saturday and Sunday at Wakefield High School. Nearly 400 people on 45 teams will participate in the annual fundraiser.

So far, the event has raised more than $73,000 for the American Cancer Society.

For more weekend events, see our events calendar.

  • This may be the final weekend this summer to catch a show at the Arlington Planetarium.
    I find it to be sort of a fun retro experience with a show controlled by dozens of slide projectors, but is a very fun and informative show none the less that includes a good section pointing out some easy to find constellations.

    The David M. Brown Planetarium Presents

    Just Imagine

    Just imagine a sky full of stars, life without the Moon,
    how we might have looked had our yellow star the Sun been blue instead.
    Just imagine the end of the Universe, but first imagine how it all began.

    This program is suitable for fourth grade and up.

    Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 PM
    Sundays 1:30 and 3:00PM
    Tickets are $3 for adults, and $2 for children.
    1426 N. Quincy St Arlington, VA 22207

    http://www.arlington.k12.va.us/1540108291847373/blank/browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=54910
    http://www.saveplanetarium.org/

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