Arlington Agenda (Aug. 19-25)

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.


Transformers 3 filming at the Air Force Memorial (photo by Stephen McCay)Author Event: “Hollywood on the Potomac”
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Author Mike Canning discusses his book on how movies view our nation’s capital. He’ll also discuss the misrepresentation of the area’s geography.

Summer Hummer 2013 posterThe Summer Hummer*
Shirlington Theatre (4200 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. and 9:00 – 10:30 p.m.

Two performances of the annual all-star burlesque show, which benefits an emergency fund to Washington-area theatre artists. Expect “R-rated” nudity.


Black Cadillacs logoLive Music: The Black Cadillacs
Iota Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Southern blues-rock band Black Cadillacs performs with The Dirty Names, Star FK Radium and David Newbould. Tickets are $10.


Craig ShoemakerLive Comedy: Craig Shoemaker
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Craig shoemaker, of Comedy Central and HBO fame, performs standup comedy. Craig’s film credits include Scream 2 and Safe House.


Bat Fest 2013 logoArlington Bat Festival
Gulf Branch Nature Center (3608 N. Military Road)
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The annual festival will include habitat walks, games, crafts, a festival lantern parade and live bat shows. Admission is $7.

Burnt SiennaLive Music: Burnt Sienna
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Popular cover band Burnt Sienna returns from gigs on the Jersey shore to perform at Clarendon Grill.


Horse Racing - Boylesports International - Day One - Cheltenham RacecourseCharity Event: A Day at the Races
O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub (3207 Washington Blvd)
Time: 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Put on your best derby hat and join Doorways for Women and Families for a special horse racing fundraiser, sponsored by O’Sullivan’s.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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