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Conversations with Tyler: A Conversation with Steven Pinker *
George Mason University, Founders Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Steven Pinker, an expert on language, the mind, and human nature, will join economist and write Tyler Cowen for a discussion. This event is part of a free series that “invites today’s biggest and brightest thinkers for a conversation on their work, the world, and everything in between.”
Home Buyer Seminar *
Optime Realty (1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 101)
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Optime Realty will host a home buying seminar with lenders and buyer agents. During the event, specialists will walk attendees through the home buying process and share valuable strategies.
Arlington Thrive’s Young Professional Bingo Happy Hour *
Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill (2424 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
This “spooky” bingo game from Arlington Thrive’s Young Professional Steering Committee will include food and drink specials and a chance to play for prizes. All those who show up in costume get a second bingo card on the house.
Home Buyer Seminar *
Keller Williams Realty (2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 100)
Time: 6:15-7:30 p.m.
Experts are slated to teach attendees the ins and outs of the home buying process, including tips about mortgages, tax credits, and incentives. The first ten people to RSVP for the event will receive a free home warranty and home inspection.
White House Behind the Scenes: Garrett Peck, Author of “Prohibition in Washington, D.C.: How Dry We Weren’t”
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 S. 18th Street)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Author Garret Peck will tell stories relayed in his book Prohibition in “Washington, D.C.: How Dry We Weren’t.” As the book’s title implies, the White House wasn’t without alcohol during the nationwide booze ban.
Mad Rose Employee Recovery Fundraiser
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Boulevard)
Time: 5-9 p.m.
Mad Rose Tavern will host a fundraiser and special buffet dinner for Victoria Alicia Gonzalez, the employee who was hit by someone behind the wheel of an SUV in front of the restaurant and bar earlier this month.
DC101 Elliot in the Morning Halloween Bash
Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: Doors open at 5 p.m., party starts at 8 p.m.
Locals can don their best costumes for a chance to win $3,000 at this massive Halloween party. During the costume competition, Elliot in the Morning judges will choose nearly 60 costumed attendees and then decide on the winner based on crowd reaction.
Clarendon Ballroom’s Annual Monster Bash
Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Zombies, ninja turtles and witches will flock to Clarendon Ballroom for the venue’s annual costume party and Halloween bash. Judges will award $300 to the patron with the best costume.
Arlington Philharmonic and Bowen McCauley Dance *
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 3-5:30 p.m.
Dancers with Bowen McCauley Dance will perform to the tune of “Golconda” by the Arlington Philharmonic. Then, the orchestra will present two additional pieces: “Moorside Suite” by Gustav Holst and “Enigma Variations, Op. 36” by Sir Edward Holst. Before the concert, WETA host David Ginder will conduct a discussion with Lucy Bowen McCauley, founder of the dance troupe, and Scott Wood, conductor of the philharmonic.
Paws for Charity *
Radova Lifestyle (2012 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 3-5:00 p.m.
This fundraising event will support local animal welfare organization, The Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Attendees can donate $5 or more to be entered into a raffle with a variety of prizes.
Dog Trick or Treat in The Village At Shirlington Village
Dogma Dog Bakery (2772 S. Arlington Mill Drive)
Time: 2-4 p.m.
The 6th annual Dogma Dog Bakery Trick or Treat in the Village at Shirlington will help raise proceeds for Lucky Dog Animal Rescue. Those who visit the bakery can donate $10 for a Dogma bag, then trick-or-treat at all the participating restaurants and stores in Shirlington Village.
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Join us as we celebrate the holiday of Chanukah! Enjoy delicious Latkes, hot cocoa, donuts and more!
Clarendon Menorah Lighting and Community Celebration
Experience the festival of lights!!
*Lighting of a giant 9 foot Menorah