Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County and surrounding communities. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.
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World AIDS Day Breakfast
Sequoia 1 Building, Lower Level Auditorium (2100 Washington Blvd)
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Arlington County Public Health is hosting a breakfast for residents to learn about HIV/AIDS. A guest speaker and short film to address how HIV has impacted the lives of people in Arlington and their families. The breakfast is free and open to the public.
Arlington Host Lions Annual Fruit Sale*
2213 N. Glebe Road
Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Arlington Host Lions Club will be selling grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, honey, maple syrup and nuts in the Wells Fargo parking lot. The sale ends on Sunday or when all items sell out. Purchases can be made with cash or check only.
The Nutcracker Opening Night
Thomas Jefferson Community Theater (125 S. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 7:30 p.m.
This year’s BalletNova’s production of the holiday ballet opens on Thursday with the first of six performances scheduled over this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available online and cost between $13 and $35.
Dana Gould Live Standup Comedy
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Comedian and television producer Dana Gould will perform four shows this Friday and Saturday. Gould has recorded several HBO specials, as well as worked on shows including “The Simpsons” and “Parks and Recreation.” Tickets are $22 and available online.
Children’s Weekday Program Holiday Bazaar*
Arlington United Methodist Church (716 S. Glebe Road)
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
This family-friendly holiday fair in the second floor great hall will have local craft and gift vendors, a silent auction, children’s activities and pictures with Santa. Donations of new packages of diapers will also be collected for the D.C. Diaper Bank.
Washington-Lee High School Holiday Bazaar
1301 N. Strafford Street
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This holiday festival will have more than 70 local artisans selling a variety of gift items. Sponsored by the Class of 2016, there will also be live music from school groups and multi-ethnic food for sale.
Library Hot Chocolate Open House
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 2-4 p.m.
This library pop-up event is an open house to share stories and songs about families celebrating their unique holiday traditions. It is free and open to the public and includes a create-your-own hot chocolate drink station.
The Year of Drinking Adventurously Book Signing*
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street #101)
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Alexandria-based author Jeff Cioletti will be signing copies of his new book, “The Year of Drinking Adventurously: 52 Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone.” He will also discuss adventurous holiday drink trends.
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