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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.

Monday

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.

Thursday

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.

Friday

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.

Saturday

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.

Sunday

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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“Probing the highly imaginative, inspired mind of Teresa Oaxaca is not altogether unlike having a present-day conversation with an Old Master,” says Nashville Arts Magazine.

Here is an unusual opportunity to learn from this incredibly talented and accessible artist, at Art House 7’s two-day oil painting workshop in October. Teresa will give 2 portrait painting demonstrations for 3 hours each morning. Students will then be painting from a clothed live model. Teresa will offer individual critiques that focus on materials, techniques, process and artistic vision. You’ll get jazzed up about painting and become more confident about your abilities.

Art House 7, Two-Day Oil Painting Workshop with Teresa Oaxaca. Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. EDT $250.

See more about Teresa Oaxaca here. Art House 7 5537 Langston Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22207

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Validating one’s emotions has the power to heal, transform, and empower. What Is Validation? Every human being has feelings. We all have emotions that change over time, sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. The question isn’t whether we feel; it’s how we handle feelings once they arise.

Building strategies to understand emotions is essential to positive mental health, and validation is one effective skill to practice.

Emotional validation is the process of understanding, embracing, and actively listening to another person’s feelings (or your own).

Understanding someone’s emotions doesn’t necessarily mean you approve of how they are feeling or reacting to something. You can be supportive in acknowledging and validating an emotional experience without agreeing or diminishing it. Validation is a skill to learn and improve over time. It may take practice, but the effort is most certainly worth it. Emotional validation has the power to enhance interpersonal communication and foster strong relationships.

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ACFCU’s Homebuying Happy Hour

Are you ready to buy your first home, but concerned about saving for a down payment? Grab a drink and join us for 45 minutes to learn more about how you can buy your first house with 3%, 5%, or

Azure Dream Day Spa Grand Opening

Azure Dream Day Spa is hosting their Grand Opening Celebration at their beautiful new spa located at 901 N. Quincy St. on Friday, August 12 from 5-9 p.m.

All are invited to come tour the new spa and to take

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