Arlington Agenda Dec. 28-Jan. 3

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.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.


Springtime in Shirlington, in front of Signature Theater and the Shirlington Branch LibraryWinter Break Film Series: “Despicable Me”
Shirlington Branch Library (4200 Campbell Ave)
Time: 2 p.m.

This winter break, students and families can go to the Shirlington Library for one, two or all three movie screenings at 2 p.m. each day. Tuesday’s movie is “Despicable Me,” Wednesday’s is “Despicable Me 2,” and Thursday’s is “Minions.” All screenings are free, open to the public and are approximately 90 minutes long.


NYE-Celebration1New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at Twisted Vines*
Twisted Vines Bistro & Bottleshop (2803 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7 p.m.-2 a.m.

Twisted Vines is hosting a New Years dinner and countdown party to ring in 2016. A four-course, fixed price dinner will be served from 7-9 p.m. with wine pairings. The countdown party will begin at 9:30 with appetizers, desserts and drink specials. Tickets are $75 per person for the party and $125 for both dinner and the party, available online

MADsquerade_IG2016 Mad Rose Tavern’s New Year’s Eve MADsquerade Ball*
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Tickets to the annual masquerade party at Mad Rose Tavern are still available online but are selling quickly. Guests will get VIP entry, drink tickets, hors d’oeuvres, party accessories like horns and hats, and access to a live viewing of the Times Square Ball Drop. Masquerade masks will also be available for attendees who don’t bring their own. Admission starts at $40.

MR-NYE-flyerMarble & Rye New Year’s Eve Party
Marble & Rye (2501 Columbia Pike)
Time: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Guests at this New Year’s party are asked to “dress to impress” to help ring in 2016. The party will feature a special late night menu, music, party favors and a toast at midnight. Tickets are $45 in advance. They are available online and include six drink tickets. 


Piff the Magic Dragon. Photo by Virginia Sherwood/NBCPIFF the Magic Dragon Live
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10 p.m.

This America’s Got Talent finalist and comedian will perform four times this Friday and Saturday. The early, family-friendly shows are sold out, but tickets for the later performances both nights are available online for $20 each.

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National Chamber Ensemble – Holiday Cheer!

NCE’s Holiday Concert will bring the finest classical masterpieces and holiday favorites together for the whole family. The festivities begin with Leroy Anderson’s classic “Sleigh Ride” and “Chanukkah Festival”, music from the Nutcracker and by J.S. Bach.

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