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.
Wednesday, April 18
Arlington Reads: Katherine Boo
Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-8 p.m.
A conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Boo, author of ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity.’ Books sold at event.
Thursday, April 19
Väsen Beer and Donut Night
Sugar Shack Donuts & Coffee (1014 S. Glebe Road)
Time: 4:30-9 p.m.
Richmond’s Väsen Brewery will be pouring its sustainably brewed pale ales, stouts, and sour beers alongside beer-glazed donuts and board games.
Unitarian Universalist Church (4444 Arlington Boulevard)
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
A workshop on allyship, which is about moving people to a new paradigm of thinking about privilege and marginalized communities. Registration required.
Friday, April 20
Crystal City 5K Fridays Series*
Crystal City Courtyard Green (2121 Crystal Drive)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Join Crystal City’s after work Friday evening 5K series. Registration fees start at $25 for one race, and runners receive post-race happy hour drink tickets for select Crystal City venues.
Yorktown High School Theatre: One Person Shows
Yorktown High School (5200 Yorktown Boulevard)
Time: 5:30-9 p.m.
Each Theatre IV student chooses a literary, fictional or historical character and then writes, stages, directs, and acts in a 30-minute show about that character. Free and also taking place on Saturday.
Saturday, April 21
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast*
Clarendon UMC (606 N. Irving Street)
Time: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
A fun-filled morning of pancakes, moon bounces, raffles, and more to benefit the ELIMINATE Project, aimed at eradicating maternal and neonatal tetanus.
Arlington Community Foundations Annual Spring Gala*
Ritz Carlton Pentagon City (1250 S. Hayes Street)
Time: 6-10 p.m.
The Arlington Community Foundations Annual Spring Gala! Enjoy food & drink, silent and live auctions, and a live performance by Arlington’s very own Amy Wilcox.
Sunday, April 22
Full Dome Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme
Davoid M. Brown Planetarium (1426 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 8-8:30 p.m.
Discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity for those of us on Earth, and the possibility of using asteroids as stepping stones to other worlds.
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The Optimist Club of Arlington is holding its 76th annual Christmas tree sale!
This year, the tree sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road). The lot opens for sales on November 25th. The Optimist Club is selling small and large trees ranging from tabletop size to huge 14 foot tall trees! Wreaths, garlands, tree stands, and White House Christmas ornaments will also be for sale.
100% of all proceeds go towards helping Arlington County youth.
For more information, please visit the Arlington Optimists website at https://optimistclubofarlingtonva.org/.
Art House 7 is a small art studio in Arlington – offering instruction in painting, ceramics, sewing and more. We are looking for kind, dedicated people who love both creating and teaching.
Ceramic Teachers are needed to teach wheel-throwing to adults and 6-12th graders and to teach hand building to elementary grades. Classes have 3-8 students.
Drawing teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. For kids, we offer cartooning, manga or traditional drawing. For adults, we only offer traditional drawing.
Painting teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. We offer oil, acrylic or watercolor for adults or teens. All elementary classes use acrylic and tempera.
NCE’s Holiday Concert will bring the finest classical masterpieces and holiday favorites together for the whole family. The festivities begin with Leroy Anderson’s classic “Sleigh Ride” and “Chanukkah Festival”, music from the Nutcracker and by J.S. Bach.
Outstanding Young Artist