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Arlington Agenda (July 29-Aug. 4)

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.


mondayOutdoor Movie: Forrest Gump
Public Plaza (1851 S. Bell Street)
Time: 8:30 – 11:00 p.m.

The 1994 “epic romantic comedy-drama film” Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks, will be shown as part of the Crystal Screen outdoor film festival. Admission is free.


tuesdayFilm: Blazing Saddles
Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 2:00 – 3:45 p.m.

The classic Mel Brooks comedy Blazing Saddles, starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, will be screened. Admission is free.


wednesdayBlues and Brews
Public Courtyard (2121 Crystal Drive)
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This free after-work event, held on the last Wednesday of the month through September, features blues music and a beer garden.


thursdayMaking Strides for MS Happy Hour*
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

A $10 donation to the Multiple Sclerosis Society will entitle you to $3 beers, $4 rail drinks, $5 wins and $6 margaritas on the back patio of Mad Rose Tavern.


fridayLive Comedy: Natasha Leggero
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10:00 p.m.

Comedienne Natasha Leggero, a judge on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and a regular guest on E!’s Chelsea Lately, performs stand-up comedy.


saturday-1Axe-Throwing Contest
American Legion Post 130 (400 N. Oak Street, Falls Church)
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

American Legion Post 130 hosts the third-annual Lizzie Borden Axe-Throwing Contest. “This event is your chance to hone your hatchet-throwing skills,” organizers said in a press release.

saturday-2Live Music: Toxic Mouse
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Cover band Toxic Mouse brings their “sleezy-cheese 80’s vibe” to Clarendon Grill. Expect hair rock covers of Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses, etc.

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The Arlington-Aachen High School exchange is returning this summer and currently accepting applicants.

The sister-city partnership started in 1993 by the Arlington Sister Cities Association, which seeks to promote Arlington’s international profile through a variety of exchanges in education, commerce, culture and the arts. The exchange, scheduled June 17th to July 4th, includes a two-week homestay in Aachen plus three days in Berlin. Knowledge of the German language is not required for the trip.

Former participants have this to say:

_”The Aachen exchange was an eye-opening experience where I was fully immersed in the life of a German student. I loved biking through the countryside to Belgium, having gelato and picnics in the town square, and hanging out with my German host student’s friends. My first time out of the country, the Aachen exchange taught me to keep an open mind, because you never know what could be a life changing experience.” – Kelly M._

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Learn about the new assessment of Arlington’s urban tree canopy and the many ecological and social benefits trees provide. Staff from the Green Infrastructure Center (GIC) will share study results and compare canopy cover for different areas of Arlington.The webinar will include assessments of ecosystem services such as stormwater mitigation, air quality, carbon uptake, and urban heat islands. For background on Arlington trees see the “Tree Benefits: Growing Arlington’s Urban Forest” presentation at

Please register in advance to assure your place at the webinar,

About the Arlington County Civic Federation: The Arlington County Civic Federation (“ACCF”) is a not-for-profit corporation which provides a forum for civic groups to discuss, debate, inform, advocate and provide oversight on important community issues, on a non-partisan basis. Its members include over ninety civic groups representing a broad cross-section of the community. Communications, resolutions and feedback are regularly provided to the Arlington County Government.

The next meeting is on Tuesday, February 21,2023 at 7 pm. This meeting is open to the public and will be hybrid, in-person and virtually through Zoom. Part of the agenda will be a discussion and vote on a resolution “To Restore Public Confidence in Arlington County’s Governance”. For more information on ACCF and this meeting, go to

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Valentine Pop-Up at George Mason University

Valentine gifts for someone special or for yourself are here at George Mason University from noon -4pm on February 14, 2023. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Kingsbury Chocolates, find a handmade bag from Karina Gaull, pick up treats from Village

Standup Comedy Showcase Starring Matt Ruby (Comedy Central)

Dead Horse Comedy Productions brings together top comedians from the DMV and beyond for a live standup comedy show!

Matt Ruby, Headliner

Matt Ruby is a comedian, writer, and filmmaker from New York City. His comedy has been filmed by


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