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.
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Challengers Toastmasters Meeting
Asahi (2250 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Join Toastmasters to practice, learn and receive feedback on giving toasts in a comfortable and supportive environment. Learn confidence, vocal variety, storytelling, physical presence, inflection, eye contact, vocabulary, emotion and more.
School Board Candidate Forum
Patrick Henry Elementary School Gymnasium (701 S. Highland Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.
The Pike President’s Group invites all Arlingtonians to a school board candidates’ debate between candidates James Lander, Maura McMahon and Monique O’Grady, who are all vying for the Democratic endorsement in the May caucus.
Lafayette Federal Homebuying Workshop *
Lafayette Federal Credit Union (3141 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 170)
Time: 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Owning a home is a great financial investment and mortgage specialists are here to help. Lafayette Federal’s Henry Molina, vice president of business development, will be on hand to discuss best practices for the home buying process.
Arlington Rotary Awards Banquet *
China Garden (1100 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-9 p.m.
The Arlington Rotary Educational Foundation’s annual Fundraiser Banquet. Rep. Don Beyer (D) will be the keynote speaker, while scholarships will be awarded to graduating students from Arlington High Schools both in the county and Uganda.
Refugee Doll Project
Arlington Central Library Auditorium (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Learn how to engage children about the refugee crisis. Jeanne Trabulsi, an Arlington educator and founder of The Refugee Doll Project, will share how parents can foster awareness and appreciation of refugees and new immigrants by using dolls, books and age-appropriate activities.
Paul Rodriguez Live
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: Friday 7:30 and 10 p.m., Saturday 7 and 10 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m.
Longtime comedian Paul Rodriguez has been making audiences laugh all over the world in Spanish and English for nearly three decades with his unique brand of humor that is a perfect blend of his Latin heritage, the American dream and his undeniable universal appeal.
Arlington Festival of the Arts *
Clarendon (3003 Washington Blvd)
Time: Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
One hundred and fifty national and international artists are set to display their fine works from across the globe in a prestigious show encompassing fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor.
Arlington Teen Summer Expo
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
An annual event that links Arlington teens with summer jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities. The Expo is offered free to teens, young adults and those advertising summer positions. Teens will be able to connect with more than 100 employers.
Arlington Community Foundation Spring Gala *
The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City (1250 S. Hayes Street)
Time: 6-11 p.m.
The Arlington Community Foundation’s annual spring gala, a one-of-a-kind evening featuring culinary delights and wines from around the world expressive of the diverse Arlington community. Event also includes outstanding silent and live auctions, dancing and more.
In Christy’s Shoes 5th Annual Sole Celebration *
Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 4-7 p.m.
This fundraising event celebrates the life of Christy Levy Peters who may have lost her battle with brain cancer but, not her fight to help women achieve greatness. Event includes a runway fashion show, food and drink, a mobile silent auction and more.
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Signature Theatre just released single tickets for all 33rd season productions, which highlights the organization’s long-time relationship with legendary composer Stephen Sondheim. Beginning with the musical adaptation of The Color Purple and irreverent No Place to Go, the season continues with three Sondheim musicals, the DC premieres of Off-Broadway hit Which Way to the Stage and Pulitzer Prize finalist Selling Kabul, the Tony Award®-winning rock musical Passing Strange, and return of Signature’s cabaret series honoring legendary artists.
“Last November, the world lost an icon. The death of Stephen Sondheim was a blow to everyone in the theater community. Signature Theatre would not be the same without Sondheim — he IS Signature’s ‘signature.’ This season, we are honoring the legend with productions of Into the Woods, Pacific Overtures and Sweeney Todd dedicated to his memory. These shows represent the diversity and range of Sondheim,” said Signature’s Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner about the new season.
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