Arlington Agenda: August 7-13

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.


Mosquitoes and Ticks: Identification and Control
Westover Library (1644 N. McKinley Road, Suite 3)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

An information session on how you can shield yourself from mosquitoes and ticks. The presentation will teach people how to identify these bugs, about their life cycles and more. It will also recommend sustainable options for backyards.


Family Open House *
The Sycamore School (4600 N. Fairfax Drive 3rd Floor)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Parents and their children can attend this hands-on open house with three, 30-minute “pop up” classrooms for kids to get a sense of what learning is like at The Sycamore School. Parents may also observe the classes, or ask staff any questions.


Late Night Recess
Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 9-11:30 p.m.

A late-night library event for adults of all ages, from 18 and up. The night’s activities will include games from your youth like Twister, Nerf Tag, Bubble Wrap and Forts as well as delicious snacks such as cookies, milk and smoothies.


Columbia Pike Movie Nights – “The War of the Roses”
Penrose Square (2503 Columbia Pike)
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Enjoy a free 1980s movie, as part of CPRO’s 30 Years: Celebrating the Great Movie of 1987 (ish). “The War of the Roses” is rated R and about the deterioration of a wealthy couple’s marriage and the divorce battle that ensues.


Free Outdoor Concert -Lovejoy Blues Machine
Mount Olivet Church (1500 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Enjoy a picnic while also listening to the fantastic voice of Karen Lovejoy and her band. The Lovejoy Blues Machine is described as jazz with blues and Latin undertones. It’s the perfect way to relax before starting another week.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Light Up Arlington – Clarendon Menorah Lighting

Join us as we celebrate the holiday of Chanukah! Enjoy delicious Latkes, hot cocoa, donuts and more!

Clarendon Menorah Lighting and Community Celebration

Experience the festival of lights!!

*Lighting of a giant 9 foot Menorah

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National Chamber Ensemble – Holiday Cheer!

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