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Arlington Agenda: June 12-18

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.


50th Anniversary of Loving Day
Busboys and Poets (4251 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Busboys and Poets in Shirlington will host a celebration of “Loving Day,” the 50th anniversary of the landmark Loving vs. Virginia decision, legalizing interracial marriages for couples across the country.


Primary Results Watch Party With Arlington Democrats
Bell20 American Tavern (1999 Jefferson Davis Highway)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Right after the polls close, join Arlington Democrats to watch the results from the Virginia primary to select candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor and House of Delegates. There is a phone bank session before happy hour.


We All Scream: The Fall of the Gifford’s Ice Cream Empire
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Gifford’s was a beloved ice cream company in the D.C. area for more than 70 years. Few knew what was going on behind the scenes: missing cash and a devastating suicide, now in a novel by Andrew Gifford, the last family heir.

Remember Arlington’s Vanished Businesses *
Phelan Hall, Marymount University (2087 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Hear columnist and historian Charlie Clark lead a talk on Arlington’s vanishing businesses. The meet-and-greet will begin at 7 p.m., dinner at 7:25 p.m. and the program at 8 p.m. Dinners are $28 for members and $30 for non-members.


3 Short Films to Stop Islamaphobia *
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Join Amnesty International of Northern Virginia for three short films aimed at combating Islamophobia and dispelling myths about Muslim refugees. Remarks to follow by Naureen Shah and Rev. David Lindsey of Little River.


Community Chorus Spring Concert
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

“Earth, Wind and Fire” is the theme of the Arlington Community Chorus spring concert at the Kenmore Middle School black box theater. The concert will feature choral, solo and ensemble performances. Admission is free.

Jackie and The Treehorns at The Rhodeside Grill
Rhodeside Grill (1836 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 9:30 p.m – 12 a.m

Come out for a free live rock concert while you enjoy food and drinks at the Rhodeside Grill. Local heroes Jackie and the Treehorns headline the night. Cart Horse open the night at 9:30 p.m. The show goes on until midnight.


Columbia Pike Blues Festival
Columbia Pike and S. Walter Reed Drive
Time: 1-8:30 p.m.

Presented by the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization, the Columbia Pike Blues Festival has a full lineup of blues, R&B and funk performers of national and regional note, including a headline performance by Bettye Lavette.

Summer Crawfish Boil with Bluegrass and Virginia Craft Beer
Rustico Ballston (4075 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 12-4 p.m.

Chef Stephen McRae will be serving up fresh Louisiana crawfish, sausage, corn on the cob and red potatoes, while beer director Greg Engert will be pouring eight different beers. Two bluegrass bands will also perform, with fun games in the courtyard.

Nauck Annual Antique & Classic Car Show
Drew Model School and Community Center (2500 23rd Street S.)
Time: 12-5 p.m.

Everyone is invited to come show off or view antique and classic cars at the Nauck car show. There will be a fish fry and a BBQ, and also a men’s health forum to educate the public on men’s custody rights, child care, police encounters and more.


WineMaker Dinner *
Osteria de Nino (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: Noon – 5 p.m.

Enjoy an evening featuring four courses and five wines. Cuisine is paired with wines to enhance each course. A truly unique experience designed for the most enthusiastic wine lovers and foodies; tickets for the event are $75.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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