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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Clarendon Menorah Lighting and Community Celebration*
Clarendon Central Park (3140 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Chabad Lubavitch of Alexandria-Arlington is hosting this festival of lights gathering. A six-foot-tall menorah will be lit as guests eat hot potato latkes and snack on chocolate gelt. There will also be live music and dreidels. The lighting is free and open to the public.
Community Meeting: Ending Homelessness in Arlington
Arlington Central Library Auditorium (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
This annual meeting will address highlights from last year’s meeting and outline strategies moving forward to reduce homelessness. A special ceremony for outgoing County Board members Mary Hynes and Walter Tejada is also on the agenda.
Rosslyn Holiday Market Festival & Bonfire*
Rosslyn’s Gateway Park (1300 Lee Highway)
Time: Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
The third annual holiday market will be open this weekend. Live music, crafts, games, pictures with Santa and more than 20 local vendors will fill the park on both days. Festivities will conclude with a bonfire. A full schedule of events is available online.
Arlington Chamber of Commerce Meeting
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel (900 S. Orme Street)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
In it’s 91st annual meeting, the Chamber will detail its initiatives and development plans for next year. The keynote speaker is Aneesh Chopra who was the first United States Chief Technology Officer, and three Chamber awards will be presented. Late registration is available online for members ($64) and non-members ($80).
Film Night: It’s A Wonderful Life
FORUM Arlington (3304 Washington Blvd)
Time: 7-10 p.m.
A free screening of the holiday classic will begin at 8 p.m. immediately after a happy hour with beer and wine. Admission is free and so is the popcorn that will be served during the film. Children are also welcome to attend.
Belleconnecta’s Self Care Day*
Lyon Park Community Center (414 N. Fillmore Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Self Care Day is for women in the D.C. metro area looking to reconnect with their peaceful center. Participants will step away from the stresses of daily life and attend workshops created for relaxation and restoration. More information is available online.
National Chamber Ensemble Holiday Concert*
Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Musicians ages 9-19 will perform classic holiday pieces at the annual concert, hosted this year by Rosslyn BID President Mary-Claire Burick. The concert will end with a special sing-along. Tickets are $33 for adults and $17 for students, available online.
Holiday Cheer Family Concert
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Arlington’s Metropolitan Chorus will perform traditional holiday songs and carols for audience members of all ages. This is the group’s 50th performance season. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.
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