Arlington Agenda: Dec. 5-11

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.


Jhumpa LahiriConversations with Tyler: A Conversation with Jhumpa Lahiri*
George Mason University Founders Hall (3351 Fairfax Dr.)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Jhumpa Lahiri, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and commentator on the lives of immigrant families, will join Tyler Cowen for a discussion as part of the Conversations with Tyler event series.


Orange Line Living logoFree Home Buyer Seminar*
Orange Line Living Team (1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

The Orange Line Living Team is hosting a Home Buying Seminar event at their Rosslyn office. Drinks and appetizers will be provided and specialists will be on hand to give overviews of the buying process.


Shirlie Lights Up The Village Holiday Celebration
Update at 2 p.m. — The event has been cancelled due to rain in the forecast.


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MakeOffices Clarendon (3100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 200)
Time: 8:30-10 a.m.

This free event features Anna Mason, Director of Investments for Revolutions’s LLC’s “Rise of the Rest” platform and Co-Director of The Vinetta Project. RSVP is required and a complimentary breakfast will be served.

Fill the Cruiser 2016Police Fill the Cruiser Holiday Toy Drive
Our Lady of Lourdes (830 23rd Street S.)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

The Arlington County Police Department is asking community members to help bring holiday cheer to local children in need by donating new and unwrapped toys. Donations will be distributed throughout the month of December.


In the Garden of Live FlowersIn the Garden Of Live Flowers
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie St.)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

This event will feature Attilio Favorini and Lynne Conner’s play based on Rachel Carson’s world-changing book, Silent Spring. Carson, who was diagnosed with breast cancer while writing her book, is at a crossroads where her own life story meets a landscape uplifted by cultural references that bring the revolutionary science of Silent Spring to the stage.

Second Citys Nutcracking Holiday RevueThe Second City’s Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:15 and 1o p.m.

The Chicago sketch comedy troupe presents a blend of hysterical scenes, songs, improv and holiday mischief on Friday and Saturday, and from December 16-18. Second City is the famous training ground for legendary comedians like John Belushi, Mike Myers and Tina Fey.


National Chamber Ensemble - Happy Holidays!National Chamber Ensemble — Happy Holidays!*
Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent St.)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

This annual holiday concert features the music of Mozart, Bach and Schumann, as well as holiday favorites by Leroy Anderson’s Sleighride, a Hanukkah Fantasy and more. The concert concludes with Carol’s Sing-Along with a reception to follow.

Winter Wonderland 2016Winter Wonderland
Market Common Clarendon (2800 Clarendon Blvd.)
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This annual community event will be held on Saturday and Sunday and celebrates the winter season with live carolers, crafts, face painting, holiday treats and more. Donating any unused toy can earn you a free picture with Santa through the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation.

Bistro 29 SwingThe Hot Club of DC at Bistro 29 Swing
Bistro 29 (3911 Lee Highway)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The Hot Club of DC celebrates the gypsy jazz music of the 1920s-1950s and features the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and covers of the American Jazz Standards, Classic French songs and a few Eastern European Tunes.


Nutcracker Tea at the Ritz 2016Nutcracker Tea at the Ritz
Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City (1250 S. Hayes St.)
Time: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Guests will enjoy a high tea, pictures with the Sugar Plum Fairy, crafts, prizes and a mini-performance from the Nutcracker. Single reservations and special VIP Tables are available and proceeds from this fundraiser will support BalletNova’s Free Ticket and Scholarship Programs.

Arlington Cinema Drafthouse sign at night in the fall (Flickr pool photo by Kevin Wolf)2016 Christmas Movie Festival
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 12 p.m.

Films include How The Grinch Stole Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Elf, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, A Christmas Story, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Scrooged and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Tickets are $8.

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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.

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National Chamber Ensemble – Holiday Cheer!

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.

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Tony Woods Live – Standup Comedy Showcase

Live Standup Comedy Starring the Legendary Tony Woods!
Arlington, VA
Friday, November 25

8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Doors at 7pm)
Crystal City Sports Pub (3rd floor lounge)
529 23rd Street South, Arlington, VA
$15 – General admission
$20 –


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