(Updated at 2:46 p.m.) 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.
Free Home Buyer Seminar*
Optime Realty (1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101)
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Optime Realty will host a home buying seminar with lenders and buyer agents. Elysia Stobbe of NFM Lending will give tips on how to get the best mortgage during the event. Stobbe will also raffle copies of her book, “How To Get Approved for the Best Mortgage Without Sticking a Fork in Your Eye.”
Is “SafeTrack” the “New Normal?”*
Marymount University Phelan Hall (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 8-9 p.m.
Is Metro’s “Safetrack” initiative the new normal? The Arlington Committee of 100 will hold a discussion about the transit agency’s transportation challenges and how they’re being addressed. Panelists will include Christian Dorsey, who serves on the Arlington County Board and WMATA’s board of directors.
Conversation With a Cop
Spider Kelly’s (3181 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-8 p.m.
ACPD officers will chat with residents and get to know them better over complimentary appetizers from Spider Kelly’s. The event is a chance for locals to “share your ideas on how we can work together to maintain Clarendon as a safe area to enjoy nightlife and entertainment,” organizers said.
Jon Lovitz Live at the Arlington Drafthouse
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Comedian Jon Lovitz, who once played a “master thespian” and a devil on “Saturday Night Live,” is scheduled to bring his stand-up show to Arlington. In addition to Friday’s show, Arlington Cinema Drafthouse will hold performances Saturday at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.
Osteria da Nino Cucina Italiana (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 2-5 p.m.
The Italian restaurant and bar will serve samples of 20 wines from across the world and light hors d’oeuvres during a tasting event this weekend. As an added bonus, patrons who stay for dinner get 10 percent off their check.
Dogfest Walk ‘n Roll Benefiting Canine Companions for Independence
Pentagon Row (1101 S. Joyce Street)
Time: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
This community dog walk supports Canine Companions for Independence. Locals can register solo or with a team of friends, family or coworkers, then raise money to help the good cause.
Clarendon Metro Plaza (3100 Block of Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
The annual Clarendon Day street festival is set to include music, food and drink, vendors and a kids area, in addition to a 5K/10K race before the event. Organizers say they’re expecting more than 30,000 attendees.
Pups and Pilsners
12th Street S. and Crystal Drive
Time: 2-6 p.m.
Pups and people are welcome at this outdoor beer festival in Crystal City. The festival will feature a beer garden with craft brews and snacks from local food trucks. Though the event is free to attend, tasting tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door.
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The Optimist Club of Arlington is holding its 76th annual Christmas tree sale!
This year, the tree sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road). The lot opens for sales on November 25th. The Optimist Club is selling small and large trees ranging from tabletop size to huge 14 foot tall trees! Wreaths, garlands, tree stands, and White House Christmas ornaments will also be for sale.
100% of all proceeds go towards helping Arlington County youth.
For more information, please visit the Arlington Optimists website at https://optimistclubofarlingtonva.org/.
Art House 7 is a small art studio in Arlington – offering instruction in painting, ceramics, sewing and more. We are looking for kind, dedicated people who love both creating and teaching.
Ceramic Teachers are needed to teach wheel-throwing to adults and 6-12th graders and to teach hand building to elementary grades. Classes have 3-8 students.
Drawing teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. For kids, we offer cartooning, manga or traditional drawing. For adults, we only offer traditional drawing.
Painting teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. We offer oil, acrylic or watercolor for adults or teens. All elementary classes use acrylic and tempera.
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.
Outstanding Young Artist