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.
Wine Tasting Fundraiser to Support Homeownership *
Bistro 360 (1800 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
A wine tasting fundraiser to support local nonprofit Arlington Home Ownership Made Easier, Inc.’s homeownership program. With the purchase of a $50 ticket, attendees will also be included in the raffle to win prizes.
SoFar Sounds Crystal City
Crystal City (Location TBD)
Time: 7 p.m.
Crystal City’s small, personal concert to bring the magic back to live music. The event features artists in intimate spaces, performing stripped-back sets to carefully curated audiences in the heart of the neighborhood.
Home Buyer Seminar *
Washington First Mortgage – Ballston Branch (4501 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 7-9 p.m.
A session giving a complete home buying overview and valuable home buying strategies that will provide customers with savings when they purchase. The speakers will also be sharing tips in how to be successful in a competitive market.
How to Talk to Kids About Death
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Join the Arlington/Alexandria chapter of the Holistic Moms Network for the latest in a series on how to talk to children about difficult topics. Brooke Johnson will lead a conversation about the best ways to approach death with children.
Mister Days 40th Anniversary Party
Mister Days (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Celebrate 40 years since sports bar Mister Days opened in Dupont Circle, before moving to Arlington in the 1990s. The night will include “blast from the past” drink specials, giveaways, contests and a DJ playing music from the bar’s four decades.
Joel McHale Live
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 and 10 p.m.
A stand-up comedy performance by Joel McHale, a comedian and actor most well-known for his appearance on “Community.” Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday; and 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday.
Native American Heritage Month
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 2-3 p.m.
A colorful, educational and entertaining pow wow-style event featuring Native American dance, drum and song, presented by Mark Tayac (of Tayac Territory in Port Tobacco, Md.), and members of the Piscataway Indian Nation.
Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation 5k and Family Fun Day *
Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road)
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The race and Family Fun Day will include a certified 5K course and a Family Fun Day festival including a kids’ fun run, music, moon bounces, rock climbing wall, obstacle course, food trucks, a beer garden, corn hole and more.
Wine Dinner *
Osteria Da Nino (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 6-10:30 p.m.
A wine dinner featuring drinks from the Sardegna region of Italy. Wines to be paired with the five-course food menu include La Cala, Terre Bianche Torbato, Terrerara Carignano Riserva, Cannonau Di Sardegna and Marchese Di Villamarina.
The Capitol Steps *
Yorktown High School (5200 Yorktown Blvd)
Time: 7-9 p.m.
The Yorktown High School Theatre Arts Program sponsors a performance by the political comedy troupe, a local institution for over 30 years known for their tasteful lampooning guaranteed to leave all of the political spectrum laughing.
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Here is an unusual opportunity to learn from this incredibly talented and accessible artist, at Art House 7’s two-day oil painting workshop in October. Teresa will give 2 portrait painting demonstrations for 3 hours each morning. Students will then be painting from a clothed live model. Teresa will offer individual critiques that focus on materials, techniques, process and artistic vision. You’ll get jazzed up about painting and become more confident about your abilities.
Art House 7, Two-Day Oil Painting Workshop with Teresa Oaxaca. Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. EDT $250.
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Validating one’s emotions has the power to heal, transform, and empower. What Is Validation? Every human being has feelings. We all have emotions that change over time, sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. The question isn’t whether we feel; it’s how we handle feelings once they arise.
Building strategies to understand emotions is essential to positive mental health, and validation is one effective skill to practice.
Emotional validation is the process of understanding, embracing, and actively listening to another person’s feelings (or your own).
Understanding someone’s emotions doesn’t necessarily mean you approve of how they are feeling or reacting to something. You can be supportive in acknowledging and validating an emotional experience without agreeing or diminishing it. Validation is a skill to learn and improve over time. It may take practice, but the effort is most certainly worth it. Emotional validation has the power to enhance interpersonal communication and foster strong relationships.
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