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Valentine’s Day Dinner *
Osteria da Nino (2900 S Quincy St.)
Time: 4-10 p.m.
The Shirlington Italian eatery is holding a special dinner for the ubiquitous holiday of love, romance and gifts. The dinner costs $69 per person, and each couple gets a four-course meal and a rose.
Valentine’s Date Night *
Twisted Vines Bistro and Bottleshop (2803 Columbia Pike)
Time: 4-11 p.m.
This Valentine’s Day dinner includes a sparkling wine toast, cheese board, one small plate, two entrees and a dessert to share for $75, tax and gratuity included. The restaurant also will have a special Valentines Day wine flight and other drink specials.
Digital Destiny: Learning in Arlington *
Arlington Central Library (1015 N Quincy St.)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Join Arlington County officials and industry experts as they engage in a conversation with the community about the impact of the digital revolution and what it will mean for mobility and the future of education in Arlington.
Business After Business
Hyatt Regency Crystal City (2799 Jefferson Davis Highway)
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Arlington residents are invited to this networking event to meet and greet with their fellow working professionals. Soft drinks, beer, wine and food are all included in the event’s registration fee of $25-35.
Marina Franklin at Arlington Drafthouse
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10 p.m.
Comedian and “Chapelle’s Show” actress Marina Franklin is slated to tell jokes on the Drafthouse stage. In addition to Friday’s show, Franklin will perform again on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 10 p.m.
Save a Dog, Ride a Bull *
Crystal City Sports Pub (529 23rd Street S)
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Patrons can get drink specials on beer and cider by buying a $5 wristband. All proceeds from the event’s cover charge will go toward Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. Additionally, Crystal City Sports Pub is donating 10 percent of its Heineken sales to Homeward Trails, and Heineken itself is donating $2 per drink sold up to $1,000.
Yorktown Theatre’s The Lottery
Yorktown High School Auditorium (5200 Yorktown Blvd)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
The Lottery is a one-act play by Brainerd Duffield that was adapted from the original short story by Shirley Jackson. The play tells story of a small town that holds a lottery every year in June to insure a plentiful harvest for the following year. The performance is free and open to the public.
Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Kids can enjoy creating their own artistic masterpieces with a variety of art materials during this free event from Northern Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children (NVAEYC) and Arlington Library.
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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