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Arlington Agenda: May 9-15

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.


crystal_cityVolunteerism Celebration*
FRESHFARM Crystal City Market (1823-1965 Crystal Drive)
Time: 3-7 p.m.

Shop with local farmers, enjoy some delicious Cabot mac and cheese and learn about volunteer opportunities from local non-profits such as Capital Area Food Bank, United Way of the National Capital Area and Arena Stage.


2016 Democratic school board debateSchool Board Debate
Pike3400 (3400 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Debate among School Board candidate organized by the Pike Presidents’ Group and the Coalition of Arlingtonians for Responsible Development. Pizza will be served, kids are welcome and there’s free parking on the first level of the garage.


download-1Toastmasters Town Hall
Blackstone (1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 200)
Time: Noon-1 p.m.

Town hall event featuring Distinguished Toastmaster Ralph T. Jones, Jr. Participate in a demonstration meeting, learn about Toastmasters’ Communication and Leadership programs and discover the benefits of membership.

JayChandLive Comedy: Jay Chandrasekhar
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The multi-talented Jay Chandrasekhar will perform four standup shows at the Drafthouse on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $25. Best known for his roles in Super Troopers and Beerfest, Chandrasekhar is also a film and television director.


Christian-and-Nina-Elliot-at-new-location-600x450Family Fitness Fun at TRUE Grand Opening!*
TRUE Health and Wholeness (1058 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Celebrate a new, holistic approach to health at the grand opening of TRUE. Take a tour of the new gym and wellness center and sample local farm foods. Free massage and exercise classes, prizes, children’s activities and refreshments.

Tuckahoe-home-and-gardenTuckahoe Home & Garden Tour*
Tuckahoe Elementary School (6550 26th Street N.)
Time: Noon-5 p.m.

Come take a tour of recently renovated homes and gorgeous gardens in Arlington! This annual fundraiser supports the award-winning Discovery Schoolyard program at Tuckahoe Elementary School.

024aGeorge Washington’s Forest Guided History Walk
Ball-Sellers House (5620 Third Street S.)
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

In 1775, Washington bought 1200-acres in what is now Arlington. On this guided walking tour you’ll see the Ball-Sellers House (the oldest house in Arlington), visit survey markers used by Washington in 1785, see a Washington City boundary stone, and visit the site of a mill built by George Washington’s step-grandson.

Testy-Fest-2016-Logo-FB12th Annual Testicle Festival presented by the Montana State Society*
Arlington American Legion (3445 Washington Boulevard)
Time: 6-11 p.m.

The Montana State Society would like to invite you to have a ball (literally!) at the 12th annual D.C. Testy Fest. Last year over 600 people flocked to the event to enjoy live music provided by the Wil Gravatt Band and graze on all-you-can-eat Rocky Mountain Oysters! Thirsty? Wash them down with a limitless supply of Crown Royal (A.K.A liquid courage) & beer – all for the bargain price of $25 bucks!

IBIS_Steps1Fire/Water: Music for Flute, Viola and Harp*
Lyon Park Community Center (414 N. Fillmore Street)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

IBIS Chamber Music wraps up the season with a free concert at the Lyon Park Community Center. This season IBS has examined the “Four Elements” in music, and we complete our cycle with “Fire/Water: Music for Flute, Viola and Harp.”


Taste of Arlington 2014 crowdsTaste of Arlington*
Wilson Blvd next to Ballston Common Mall (4238 Wilson Blvd)
Time: Noon-6 p.m.

The 29th annual Taste of Arlington transforms Wilson Boulevard and neighboring streets into a family-friendly street festival with dining, music and entertainment for all ages. Tickets are available online.

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🎉 Tonight, we invite you to the French Riviera, one of the most exciting places on earth – without ever boarding a plane! And celebrate Mardi Gras and the Carnival of Nice on French soil as we welcome you to a special evening at the Embassy of France!

From the elegance of classical French culture to the most celebrated Rivera nightlife of the 21st Century, experience a special evening of fantastic French food, wine, music, and ambiance.

Enjoy the flavors of Nice, Monaco, and St. Tropez in the beautiful and festive Maison Francaise at the French Embassy.

🍽️ On the Menu: Delicious French food

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