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Arlington Agenda: Jan. 30-Feb. 5

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.


Orange Line Living home seller seminarFree Homebuyer Seminar *
Orange Line Living (1600 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

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

Osteria da NinoWinter Restaurant Week *
Osteria da Nino Cucina Italiana and Bar (2900 S Quincy St.)
Time: Lunch and dinner service

The Shirlington restaurant is participating in this year’s Winter Restaurant Week with food and drink specials. Diners can order a three-course lunch or dinner that includes seasonal dishes such as winter lentil soup; spaghetti with pancetta, red onions and hot peppers; and slow-braised short ribs.

Arlington Central LibraryLinkedIn Q&A
Central Library (1015 N Quincy St.)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Attendees can learn the basics and some of the common pitfalls of the LinkedIn networking tool. Knowledge of Microsoft Windows and basic internet skills are required. Attendees are encouraged to bring along their resume and digital headshot.


Saint Ann Catholic SchoolSaint Ann Catholic School Open House *
Saint Ann Catholic School (980 North Frederick Street)
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Families interested in enrolling their kids for the 2017-18 school year are invited to take a personal tour of the school and to learn more about the admissions process. No appointment is necessary for the open house event.

Superhero Kids Aspiration Imagination Playful Fun ConceptSuperhero Training Day
Shirlington Library (4200 Campbell Ave.)
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Kids can learn what makes a great superhero great during this event. Young attendees will be able to make their own superhero cape and mask, then try out their superpowers in an obstacle course. The training day will also include stories and treats, organizers said.


Crystal Couture 2016Crystal Couture
2200 Crystal Drive, 6th floor
Time: 5-10 p.m.

This year’s free Crystal Couture fashion event will include a runway show and displays from nearly 50 area boutiques, shops and designers. Those in attendance can browse discounted clothing, get a free makeover and buy drinks.

Pippin-correct-copyPippin at Washington-Lee High School
Washington-Lee High School Auditorium (1301 N Stafford St.)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Washington-Lee High School is inviting the Arlington community to its musical production of Pippin. The musical is set in a piano bar in the 40s and tells the story of a young prince who longs for passion and adventure. The school will host performances Feb. 2-4 and on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.

Chris Kattan, photo via Arlington DrafthousChris Kattan at Arlington Drafthouse 
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:45 p.m.

The comedian, actor and former “Saturday Night Live” cast member is scheduled to perform a handful of shows at the Drafthouse. In addition to Thursday’s show, Kattan, along with the House Band Sketch Group, will perform two shows per night on Friday Feb. 3 and Saturday, Feb. 4.


LionInWinterLetterSizePosterThe Lion in Winter at The Arlington Players *
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S Old Glebe Road)
Time: 8-10 p.m.

“The Lion in Winter” is a tale that waves family rivalry, adultery, and shifting alliances into one dramatic comedy. The play centers around the conflicts of a royal family as they fight over control of the kingdom during the Christmas of 1183.


Quinn's interiorQuinn’s Super Bowl Party
Quinn’s (1776 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

The newly opened bar and eatery in Rosslyn will throw a huge bash for this year’s big game. During the event, the bar will offer buy-one-get-one-free specials on chicken wings and will raffle off a 55-inch television.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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9th Street Chamber Music is back in business for its second season! 9SCM is disrupting the stereotypes of classical music as stuffy, dry, and elite through dynamic yet accessible performances and its one-of-a-kind String Quartet Intensive for young musicians in the DC Metro area.

[9th Street Quartet]( quartet)’s first concert is on Sunday, October 16 at 4:00 PM. The group will offer, for the first time, a ‘Playlist Shuffle’ themed concert featuring single movements of string quartet favorites. Tickets for this concert can be found here, and are $20 for adults and FREE for all students under 18.

Rehearsals began Monday, September 27 for the String Quartet Intensive, welcoming 32 new and returning members to the program. These talented musicians in grades 7 through 12 represent over fifteen area schools throughout Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland, and are an integral part of the growing 9SCM community. Their first performance will take place on Monday, November 28 at 7:30 PM.

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Join us as we explore Vini Franchetti & their two sister vineyards Passopisciaro (Sicily) and Vini Franchetti (Tuscany) for our Sicily/Tuscany Wine Dinner!

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Special Guest: This wine dinner we will be hosting the wine maker

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