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Arlington Agenda (Feb. 17-22)

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.


Logo-step2Millennial Women and the GOP Happy Hour*
Ri Ra Irish Pub (2915 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) leads a trio of speakers discussing “important women’s issues and ways to empower women in the workplace and politics.” Event is free but RSVP is recommended.


When Arlington’s Schools Weere Segregated
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

The debut screening of a video oral history with George M. Richardson, the last principal of Arlington’s “colored-only” Hoffman-Boston Junior and Senior High School. Discussion to follow with the filmmakers.

Love146Silent Auction to battle sex trafficking*
Ireland’s Four Courts (2051 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Free appetizers and a cash bar will be available to attendees of Love146‘s silent auction to raise money to help victims of sex trafficking. Admission is $10.


PROMO_PHOTO_CLive Music: C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:30-10:30 p.m.

C.J. Chenier, the son of Clifton Chenier, the “King of Zydeco,” performs with the band his father founded. Zydeco dance lessons start at 7:30. Tickets are $20.


22Free Chamber Music Concert*
Clarendon United Methodist Church (606 N. Ivy Street)
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

IBIS Chamber Music presents “A Quartet for the End of Time,” written in a World War II prison camp. The group will also perform a piece from the opera “Gimpel the Fool.”

oscarsparty-2015-300Oscars Watch Party
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Watch the 87th annual Academy Awards on the big screen with the D.C. Film Society, with a night including prediction contests, a silent auction and trivia contests. Tickets are $20 at the door.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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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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