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Arlington Agenda (June 17-23)

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.


1aamon1Crystal Screen: The King’s Speech
Crystal City BID (1851 S. Bell Street)
Time: 8:15 – 10:15 p.m.

Crystal City’s annual film festival. Bring a picnic and a blanket. Movies are held rain or shine, except in cases of severe, inclement weather. This year’s festival will feature trivia nights, costume contests, and visits from mobile dining partners.

1aamon2Open Mic Night
Busboys and Poets (4251 S. Campbell Avenue)
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

For two hours audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.


1aathursday1ACE Summer Solstice and Cleanup Event
Bluemont Park (601 N. Manchester Street)
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Join Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment to celebrate the start of summer and the longest day of the year. Service project options including cleanups and invasive plant removal. Refreshments will be available.

Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

BuddhaFest is a 4-day festival inspired by the Buddhist practices of mindfulness, compassion and meditation featuring films, musical performances, and spiritual talks. This year’s speakers include Robert Thurman and Sharon Salzberg. 


The Gunston Arts Center (2700 S. Lang Street)
Time: 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

The American Century Theater presents Biography, S.N. Behrman’s comedy about the ramifications of one woman’s memoir. 


1aasaturdayArlington Festival of the Arts*
Clarendon Neighborhood (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

More than 100 of the finest artists in country will converge upon Highland Street in Clarendon for a two-day juried outdoor gallery style art exhibit. A wide variety of original artwork will be on display and for sale with prices set to suit all budgets.


1aasundayCarnival on the Boardwalk
Cherrydale United Methodist Church (3701 Lorcom Lane)
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Community event to benefit Hurricane Sandy Relief featuring fun boardwalk games, prizes, food, cakewalks, music, and auction items. Hosted by the Cherrydale United Methodist Church Youth Group. 

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Our keynote speaker this year is Symone Sanders from MSNBC and former Chief of Staff for Vice-President Kamala Harris.

The Master of Ceremonies is Joshua Cole, former state delegate, NAACP President, and local pastor.

Tickets/seating are limited. Purchase your ticket today! Sponsorship opportunities available.

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