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Arlington Agenda: September 23-29

(Updated 10 a.m.)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.

Monday, September 23

The Crazy Switch Asians Tour: A Rap Show
Galaxy Hut (2711 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 9-11:59 p.m.

A rap duo from NYC will perform a set of their energetic songs about video games, anime, movies, and more. Their style fuses hip-hop and pop culture. Tickets are $5. 21+.

 Tuesday, September 24

Intro to Writing Poetry With Courtney LeBlanc*
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Instructor Courtney LeBlanc will teach a workshop on beginner poetry lessons. Tickets are $45 with online registration.

 Wednesday, September 25

Small Business Roundtable
Arlington Chamber of Commerce (2009 14th Street N.)
Time: 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

This free business discussion offers an educational opportunity for smaller business. This month’s topic is “Selling to the Commonwealth.”

 Thursday, September 26

Bond’s Escape Room Grand Opening*
Bond’s Escape Room (2800 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

The upcoming escape room invites the Chamber of Commerce business community to network at this free event. Food and drinks will be served, and guests will be able to tour the facility.

 Friday, September 27

AVAST Launch Party
Cody Gallery (1000 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

The Arlington Visual Arts Tour will kick off at Marymount University’s Cody Gallery, where visitors can explore Cody’s Open Call Exhibit.

 Saturday, September 28

Oktoberfest
Marymount Farmers Market (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Lee Highway Alliance will present Oktoberfest at the Marymount Farmers Market, a free event with German and Viennese food, live music, and craft beer.

Central Arlington History Tour 
Clarendon Metro Station (3100 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Sponsored by the Center Hiking Club, this all-day walking tour will trek 10-12 miles around historic points in central Arlington. Bring lunch and water. Tickets are $2.

BBQ, Boots & Bingo 
Columbus Club of Arlington (5115 Little Falls Road)
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

This family-friendly event organized by Arlington Thrive will feature moon bounces, face painting, crafts, bingo, and live music. Tickets start in $10, with all funds going to support Arlington neighbors in need.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event.

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The Arlington-Aachen High School exchange is returning this summer and currently accepting applicants.

The sister-city partnership started in 1993 by the Arlington Sister Cities Association, which seeks to promote Arlington’s international profile through a variety of exchanges in education, commerce, culture and the arts. The exchange, scheduled June 17th to July 4th, includes a two-week homestay in Aachen plus three days in Berlin. Knowledge of the German language is not required for the trip.

Former participants have this to say:

_”The Aachen exchange was an eye-opening experience where I was fully immersed in the life of a German student. I loved biking through the countryside to Belgium, having gelato and picnics in the town square, and hanging out with my German host student’s friends. My first time out of the country, the Aachen exchange taught me to keep an open mind, because you never know what could be a life changing experience.” – Kelly M._

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