Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County.
Young Professionals to Business Leaders Speaker Series*
Ballston LaunchPAD (former Chevy’s Restaurant, 4238 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
This speaker series offers young professionals a chance to hear from local business leaders, from corporate executives to entrepreneurs. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
Live Music: Party for the Pike
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Alternative country band BoxCartel performs in an event sponsored by the pro-streetcar group Streetcar Now. Admission is free.
Live Music: Footwerk
Iota Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 9:00 p.m. – Midnight
Local hip-hop/neo-soul band Footwerk, which will be opening up for SOJA at the House of Blues in Atlantic City on Sunday, performs with Cosmodrome. Admission is $10.
2nd Annual Backyard BBQ & Wine Bash*
Twisted Vines Bottleshop & Bistro (2803 Columbia Pike)
Time: 3:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Twisted Vines is hosting a tasting of 16 unique wines and finger-licking homemade barbeque. The event will include a cornhole tournament and other outdoor games.
Live Theater: Legally Blonde, The Musical
Thomas Jefferson Community Center (3501 S. 2nd Street)
Time: 2:00 -5:00 p.m.
The Hollywood blockbuster is adapted for stage. Admission is $10-12 and tickets are available online. Not recommended for children under the age of 10.
*Denotes featured (sponsored) event
Arlington’s NAACP presents the 2021 Virtual Freedom Fund Banquet and Awards Ceremony, the biggest civil rights and social justice event of the year.
A multi-year project to improve bus transit along Columbia Pike has been delayed by design problems associated with the proposed bus shelters.
The Virginia Purple Star Designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. Disappointingly, despite its proximity to the heart of the military, only one APS school (Discovery Elementary) earned the Purple Star designation in 2019-2020. None has earned it for 2020-2021.
(Updated at 4:50 p.m.) Floodwaters have receded after Columbia Pike was blocked at S. Greenbrier Street around 3:30 this afternoon. At least one car was stuck in the high water,…