Arlington Agenda: February 19-24

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.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Film Screening: Selma
Westover Library (1644 N. McKinley Road)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Celebrate Black History Month at Westover Library with a film screening of the historical drama “Selma,” directed by Ava DuVernay.

Thursday, Feb. 21

Hillwood’s Cutting Gardens
Little Falls Presbyterian Church (6025 Little Falls Road)
Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Drew Asbury, horticulturist and manager at Hillwood Estate, will speak about Hillwood’s cutting garden and advise gardeners about productive cutting plants in home gardens.

Friday, Feb. 22

Planetarium Show: Darwin and His Fabulous Orchids
David M. Brown Planetarium (1426 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7:30-8:15 p.m.

The planetarium show “Darwin and His Fabulous Orchids” introduces audience members to the largest and most varied family of plants – and to the research on orchids carried out by Charles Darwin.

Saturday, Feb. 23

The Art and Science of Storytelling with the Storymasters Toastmasters Club*
Cafe Sazon (4704 Columbia Pike)
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Storytelling has numerous important effects on our daily lives. It has been one of the most effective sources of inspiration known to man. Come learn the art of sharing a good yarn.

Feel the Heritage Festival
Charles Drew Community Center (3500 23rd Street S.)
Time: 1- 6 p.m.

This Black History Month event will feature live music and dance, dozens of vendors, free activities for kids, a Hall of History with photos and artifacts for Arlington’s historically African-American neighborhoods and organizations and more.

Bipartisan Options to Address the Growing Influence of Money in Politics
George Mason University School of Law (3301 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 1-3 p.m.

How can we resolve the problem of money in politics in a bipartisan fashion? Speakers will be former Republican Congressman Tom Davis and former DOJ prosecutor Gene Rossi.

The Arlington Chorale – “Light in the Darkness”
Westover Baptist Church (1125 Patrick Henry Drive)
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.

Led by the Chorale’s new Artistic Director, Dr. Ingrid Lestrud, the concert program will feature a diverse selection of songs to warm the soul and lighten the spirit, including pieces by Eric Whitacre, Felix Mendelssohn, Camille Saints-Saens, and more.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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