Arlington Agenda: Feb. 27-March 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.


Klan We Talk promotional posterKlan We Talk? *
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 7 p.m.

During the event, a man famous for befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan and convincing them to leave the group will discuss “how his approach caused several Klan members to walk away from those beliefs.”


Mardi Gras Clarendon flyerClarendon Mardi Gras Parade and Ball *
Wilson Blvd from N. Barton to N. Irving Street
Time: 7-11 p.m.

The annual Clarendon Mardi Gras Parade is a free family-friendly event with bands, floats, marchers, dogs and horses. For the second year in a row, the parade will end in a Mardi Gras Ball at Clarendon Ballroom.

King Cake and Slice, photo via Bayou BakeryMardi Gras Parade Party
Bayou Bakery (1515 N Courthouse Road)
Time: 4-7 p.m.

The New Orleans hangout will “party hard, NOLA style,” with food and drink specials slated to last until the parade starts at 7 p.m. The eatery is just one block from where the Clarendon Mardi Gras Parade kicks off.

Whitlows mardi gras partyMardi Gras Menu and Drink Specials
Whitlow’s On Wilson (2854 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7 p.m.

The Clarendon bar and restaurant will serve a Mardi Gras menu and drink specials to celebrate the annual holiday. The bar also will host a live performance from local group Thunder Buddies Lite at 8:30 p.m.


Ukelele photo via Flickr: Kevin McCarthyUkulele Jam Session
Westover Branch Library (1644 North McKinley Road)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Attendees can try, learn, practice, share and teach at this “low-key” ukulele jam session. The event’s organizers will bring along a limited amount of ukuleles to try. The program is for adults of all skill levels.


FoundFootageFest-2017-300Found Footage Festival
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Hosts Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher will exhibit weird and rare VHS tapes during this touring event. This year’s festival will include such gems as “The Law Enforcement Guide to Satanic Cults” and Highlights from David Letterman’s video collection. Pickett and Prueher also will host the festival on Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m.


CycleBarRide for Arlington Charity Spin Class *
CycleBar (3400 Columbia Pike, Suite 100)
Time: 1:30-2:20 p.m.

Arlington’s newest indoor cycling studio is set to host an event to benefit the Arlington Community Foundation, the largest provider of scholarships in Arlington, a grantmaker to nonprofits and manager of over 150 charitable funds.

BYT_NEWMasquerade Carnival Kickoff Party
Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department (3900 Lee Highway)
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.

This dance party workout will celebrate “the best season of all,” Carnival. The event will include Caribbean cuisine, a costume contest and “other exciting surprises,” organizers said. Attendees are also encouraged to show up in festival attire such as costumes, masks, feathers and beads.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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