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.
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Arlington Tech: Networking and Discussion*
Highline RxR (2010 Crystal Drive)
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Join ARLnow.com for an evening of networking and conversation about Arlington’s tech scene. Starting at 6:30 p.m., host Sarah Fraser will lead a discussion with some notable local innovators. Tickets are $10 online or at the door. There will be free food and drink, plus a free ARLnow t-shirt for the first five attendees through the door.
Coloring Party for Adults
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness. We will supply coloring pages featuring intricate designs. We’ll also have crayons and colored pencils but feel free to bring your own.
Permissionless Innovation Book Launch and Happy Hour
Mercatus Center at George Mason University (3434 Washington Blvd, 4th Floor)
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Join Adam Thierer, senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, for a discussion of the intersection of government policy and innovation, as explored in the expanded edition of his book, Permissionless Innovation.
Live Comedy: Carlos Mencia
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:45 p.m.
Standup comedian Carlos Mencia, of TV’s “In Living Color” and “Mind of Mencia,” performs at the Drafthouse this week. In addition to Thursday’s show, he will also be performing twice on Friday and Saturday.
Handmade Arlington Arts and Crafts Fair*
Swanson Middle School (5800 Washington Blvd)
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Handmade Arlington 2016 — arts and crafts show — returns to Swanson Middle School for its 4th year. The annual event will feature a record number of artisans debuting a range of arts and crafts including photography, pottery, jewelry, stationary, purses and other works made from fabrics.
Ball-Sellers House 2016 Opening Day
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Ball-Sellers House (5620 3rd Street S.)
The Ball-Sellers House Museum opens its 2016 season. Join our costumed docent for a free tour of the oldest building in Arlington. See how farm families really lived in colonial Virginia. There will also be colonial era beverages and sweet treats!
Vegan Pledge Program*
Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th Street S.)
Time: 1:45-4:45 p.m.
Are you vegan-curious? For health, environmental, or ethical reasons? The Vegan Pledge Program gives you a mentor, a cooking demo, tips from a registered dietitian, a farm sanctuary tour, an acclaimed film screening and more.
Sponsored by Marymount’s Black Student Alliance, this free event features an afternoon of music, poetry and dance. The program will highlight historical figures and key events in African American history, including the Civil Rights Movement and such contemporary issues as Black Lives Matter.
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