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Arlington Agenda: Feb. 8-14

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.


MardiGras_FBEventHeader_v2Clarendon Mardi Gras Parade and Ball*
Wilson Blvd from N. Barton to N. Irving Street
Time: 7-11 p.m.

When the weather cooperates, the Clarendon Mardi Gras Parade is a fun, free family friendly event with bands, floats, marchers, dogs and horses, and who knows what else. This year’s event will feature a Mardi Gras Ball at Clarendon Ballroom.

George Mason University's Arlington campus (photo via Google Maps)New Hampshire Primary Results Watch Party
GMU Founders Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 7-10 p.m.

Come watch coverage of the first-in-the-nation 2016 presidential primary at GMU’s School of Policy, Government and International Affairs. Pizza and drinks will be provided as the results roll in from New Hampshire. RSVP requested.


ARLnow Presents: The County Board Young Bloods logoARLnow Presents: The County Board Young Bloods*
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m. and Mad Rose Tavern present a discussion with the newest County Board members, Katie Cristol and Christian Dorsey. Hosted by Sarah Fraser, this discussion will focus on the change Cristol and Dorsey hope to bring to the Board.


IMG_5325Sweetgreen Opening in Crystal City*
Sweetgreen (2200 Crystal Drive)
Time: 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sweetgreen is opening a new store in Crystal City and is donating 100% of proceeds to support FRESHFARM Matching Dollars. The program helps make fresh foods more affordable to shoppers using SNAP benefits by doubling what they spend.

maestro-press-photoArlington Philharmonic’s Exclusive Screening of ‘Maestro’*
Rosslyn Spectrum Theater (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 6-10 p.m.

For its 10th anniversary, the Arlington Philharmonic will host an exclusive screening of the new documentary “Maestro” about storied conductor Paavo Jarvi. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with film director and producer David Donnelly.

TGWGstill002‘The Girls Who Glow’ Historical Drama*
Yorktown High School (5200 Yorktown Blvd)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Free performance and “talkback” about little known historical injustice: the “Radium Girls,” teenage factory workers in the 1920s who were slowly poisoned while painting glow-in-the-dark watches with toxic radium.


The Princess BridgeValentine’s Day Comedy and ‘The Princess Bride’ Movie Night
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 12:30, 3:30 and 7:00 p.m.

Live comedy featuring Drafthouse favorite Randolph Terrance, followed by a screening of one of the best movies ever made, “The Princess Bride.” The 12:30 p.m. showing is a family-friendly event with a live magic show. Only $10 — inconceivable!

Rack of lamb“Cucina Italiana” Valentine’s Day Dinner*
Osteria da Nino (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 4-9:45 p.m.

Owner Antonio Pino invites couples to enjoy a cozy, three-course prix fixe dinner at Osteria da Nino in Shirlington for Valentine’s Day. Includes a complimentary bottle of Prosecco, red roses and romantic live music.

Clarendon BallroomLove Stinks, the Anti-Valentine’s Day Party
Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8 p.m.-Closing

Hate Valentine’s Day? You’re not alone. Celebrate this Hallmark-created “holiday” on the dancefloor with DJs Little Fos and INov8 while imbibing $5 specialty cocktails and meeting like-minded singles.

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