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, December 3
The Sycamore School (4600 N. Fairfax Drive)
Time: 8-9 a.m.
Interested parents, educational advocates, and additional members of the Arlington community are welcomed for this information session and tour of The Sycamore School. Parking will be validated.
Thursday, December 5
Workshop: Make Felted Holiday Ornaments (Adults)
Art House 7 (5537 Lee Highway)
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Adults are encouraged to attend this workshop on the art of needle felting. Art House 7 will supply wool and felting needs, and participants will leave with a Christmas ornament. Advanced sign up required.
Friday, December 6
Avant Bard Presents: Happenstance Theater*
Theatre on the Run (3700 S. Four Mile Drive)
Time: 7:30-8:45 p.m.
The Avant Bard Theatre will put on “Happenstance Theater,” a dark comedy about refugees escaping a dystopia and balancing life at the end of the world. Ticketed performances run Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
Arlington Chamber Annual Meeting
Sheraton Pentagon City (900 S. Orme Street)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s 95th annual meeting will celebrate the Chamber’s achievements in 2019, while looking ahead to the future. Registration includes lunch, parking and program, which closes December 3 with spaces limited.
Miracle on 23rd Street
Melwood (750 23rd Street S.)
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The time-honored tradition returns to Crystal City, with the lighting of the Christmas tree, photos available with Santa, face painting, hot cocoa, poinsettia sales, and a canned good drive benefiting AFAC. Festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m.
She Kills Monsters
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Wakefield High School theater presents “She Kills Monsters,” the story of a young girl and her journey to self-discovery after the death of her teenage sister. The ticketed event is $10 for students and $15 for adults.
Saturday, December 7
Virginia for Pete Buttigieg — Info Session and Holiday Party*
The Chatham (4501 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The 8th Congressional District of Pete for Virginia invites area supporters to learn how to volunteer with the team, hoping to earn Pete Buttigieg the Virginia Democratic presidential primary next year.
Gifts That Give Hope Alternative Gift Fair
Arlington Science Focus School (1501 N. Lincoln Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
At this 9th annual alternative gift fair, shoppers purchase donated nonprofit services for the community. Representatives from eighteen featured nonprofits will be available, and shoppers can purchase their services for those in need via donations.
Winter Wonderland Annual Holiday Event
Penrose Square Apartments (2501 9th Road S.)
Time: 12-3 p.m.
This year, the apartment community invites its Arlington neighbors for a day of holiday festivities including food trucks, a moon bounce, a live band, and a ballet performance from dancers at the Cuppett Performing Arts Center.
Pet Santa Photos
Dogma Bakery (2772 S. Arlington Mill Drive)
Time: 6-8 p.m.
For its 10th year, Dogma is hosting a pet photography fundraiser in order to rase money for Lucky Dog Animal Rescue and Vindicated Pit Bull Rescue. $25 for each sitting, plus a digital photo.
*Denotes featured (sponsored) event