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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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.

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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.

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National Chamber Ensemble – Holiday Cheer!

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

Tony Woods Live – Standup Comedy Showcase

Live Standup Comedy Starring the Legendary Tony Woods!
Arlington, VA
Friday, November 25

8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Doors at 7pm)
Crystal City Sports Pub (3rd floor lounge)
529 23rd Street South, Arlington, VA
$15 – General admission
$20 –


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