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.
A Conversation on Arts and Mental Health
GMU Founders Hall Auditorium
Time: 6-7 p.m.
GMU’s Arts Management Program is hosting a conversation on mental health. The discussion will explore contemporary mental healthcare trends, available resources and the use of art to promote well-being.
Chiefs vs. Chefs
Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Blvd.)
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Chiefs vs. Chefs returns for another fiery foray into foodie fandom! Watch three of the area’s best restaurant chefs go toe-to-toe with three of Arlington’s firehouse cooks in a three-course throw-down- using only food found in AFAC’s pantry!
1776 Crystal City Grand Opening
2231 Crystal Dr #1000
Time: 7-10 p.m.
After months of construction and design, 1776’s new space is ready. Join us in toasting innovative entrepreneurship, and network across the 1776 community. Come celebrate the new space and enjoy food, drinks, music and merriment.
A Very Steampunk Halloween*
Tech Shop DC-Arlington (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 4-9 p.m.
Tech Shop is having party with Steampunk-themed costume and jack-o-lantern contests. Use some of Tech Shop’s gadgets and enjoy food and drink. Tickets for adult non-members are $15 and are available online. Children under 10 not permitted.
PAVE Halloween Carnival*
Top of the Town (1400 N. 14th St.)
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Join Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment for our 1st annual Halloween Carnival and the launch of #ConsentIs! The Consent Is campaign is focused on consent, respect and healthy relationships. Tickets are available online and are $65 each.
Carrie the Musical
Gunston Arts Center (2700 S. Lang Street)
Time: Starts at 8 p.m.
Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, the musical of Carrie hasn’t been seen since its 1988 Broadway production. Tickets are $25, and there are performances on Halloween and next weekend. Synopsis and details available online.
Trick or Treat with the Arlington Historical Society
Arlington Historical Museum
Time: 4-6 p.m.
This Halloween, the Arlington Historical Society is hosting our first trick-or-treat event at the Arlington Historical Museum! In addition to candy, we’ll have a Halloween-themed story time (appropriate for young children) and coloring activities.
2015 Halloween Movie Festival
Arlington Cinema and Draft House
Time: Starts at 5 p.m.
Three Halloween films for $8. The Goonies starts at 5 p.m., Ghostbusters is at 7:30, The Exorcist is at 9:45. Restaurant fare and table service is available. Show up in your Halloween costume (more than a mask) to win a free pass to a future movie!
Pre-Election Day 5K: Halloween Fun Run*
Hayes Park (1415 North Lincoln St.)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Break out your Halloween costume for a fun run along the Custis Trail! Information about the upcoming election will be available at the start and finish of the race. This event is part of efforts to mobilize young voters in the area for the 2015 Virginia elections.
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