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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

Conversations With Tyler: Ross Douthat *
GMU Founders Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

New York Times editorial columnist and leading conservative thinker Ross Douthat joins Tyler Cowen for a wide-ranging dialogue as part of the Mercatus Center’s Conversations with Tyler series at George Mason University’s Founders Hall.

Carols and Ale *
O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub (3207 Washington Blvd)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Celebrate the holidays with good company, communal singing, and giving back. Attendees are invited to bring donations for Doorways for Women and Families: Paper towels, dish soap, disinfectant wipes, Target gift cards and/or monetary gifts.

Tuesday

Holiday Cheer on Tap
Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston (4610 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

Celebrate the holiday season with colleagues, friends and neighbors in Ballston alongside the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and Ballston BID. Enjoy drinks and appetizers while networking with fellow local business leaders.

Fill the Cruiser
Pentagon Row (1101 S. Joyce Street)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

Officers from the Arlington County Police Department will collect new, unwrapped toys as part of Operation Santa to donate to needy children. Donations can also be made at police headquarters (1425 N. Courthouse Road) until December 15.

Thursday

Home Alone
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:45 p.m.

As part of the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse’s Christmas Movie Festival, view a screening of holiday classic Home Alone, starring Macaulay Culkin as a child that gets left at home by his parents. Another screening is on Monday, December 11.

Friday

Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting
Sheraton Pentagon City (900 S. Orme Street)
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The 93rd annual meeting will be a celebration of 2017 and the exciting future. The meeting details the Chamber’s key initiatives and plans for the coming year, with a keynote address from County Board chair Jay Fisette.

Miracle on 23rd Street
Linden Resources (750 23rd Street S.)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

The annual Arlington holiday tradition features The Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony, Santa arriving on an fire truck, a visit with Santa, face painting for children and holiday musical entertainment. Guests are encouraged to dress warmly.

Saturday

Wakefield High School Holiday Shop
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wakefield High School students, clubs, activities and teams will be selling fair trade and hand-made items to raise money for activities at the school. Current vendors include 10,000 Villages, Wakefield Boosters, Colette’s Popcorn and more.

Grump! Arts and Crafts Show
Crystal City Underground (1750 Crystal Drive)
Time: Noon to 5 p.m.

A chance to shop locally and have your photo taken with the Grumpy Yeti. More than 50 vendors will appear, chosen by jury every October. Items available include clothes, jewelry, greeting cards, cosmetics, art and accessories.

Sunday

Bubbles & Beyond *
Twisted Vines (2803 Columbia Pike)
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

A casual tasting event featuring a variety of sparkling wines and various bite-sized pairings of food. Stations will be setup throughout the restaurant with wine professionals taking you through the wine’s story and how best to pair for the season.

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by Chris Teale November 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm 0

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

Talking to Your Teens About the Tough Stuff *
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (2609 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Dr. Heather Tedesco, a McLean-based applied psychologist, discusses how to improve family life and to support the long-term development of happy, authentically successful children, teens and adults in times of stress.

Code Girls
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Washington Post reporter Liza Mundy will share from her new book “CODE GIRLS: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II,” revealing the previously hidden history of the women who worked in secrecy.

Wednesday

The Future of Saving Energy *
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 8 a.m.

Join county staff and industry leaders for a community discussion on the impact that the Digital Revolution will have on energy in Arlington, featuring architect David Peabody, Anna Buglaeva of Aquicore and Adam Segel-Moss of AIRE.

Thursday

Frequent Travelers’ Happy Hour
Tortoise & Hare Bar and Grille (567 23rd Street S.)
Time: 6-9 p.m.

Talk travel and help some children have a brighter holiday at this happy hour in aid of Toys for Tots. Bring an unwrapped toy, which should not contain any food nor resemble a weapon. Ask for travel advice and meet other travelers.

Friday

World AIDS Day Breakfast
Stambaugh Human Services Center (2100 Washington Blvd)
Time: 9-10:30 a.m.

An annual event organized by the Arlington Department of Human Services as a reminder that HIV/AIDS is still a problem in Arlington. The panel of speakers will address the concern, as well as more about the current opioid epidemic in Virginia.

Saturday

CWP Annual Holiday Bazaar *
Children’s Weekday Program (716 S. Glebe Road)
Time: 9 a.m. to noon

An event featuring seasonal treats, a silent auction, holiday gifts from crafters and local vendors, children’s activities and a visit with Santa. Money raised will support local nonprofit Children’s Weekday Program and its work.

Washington-Lee High School Holiday Bazaar
Washington-Lee High School (1301 N. Stafford Street)
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Over 70 local artisans will be selling handcrafted and other gift items including jewelry, ceramics, glassware, pet items, accessories and more. Shoppers can also sample multi-ethnic food and live entertainment from school groups.

BalletNova presents The Nutcracker
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 1-3 p.m.

An annual interpretation of The Nutcracker for the Northern Virginia community by BalletNova, choreographed by Nancie Woods and Caroline Frankil Warren. Performances are on November 30 and December 1, 2 and 3.

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by Chris Teale November 20, 2017 at 2:45 pm 0

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.

Thursday

Arlington Turkey Trot
Christ Church of Arlington (3020 N. Pershing Drive)
Time: 8 a.m.

Arlington’s 12th annual Thanksgiving race, raising money for local nonprofits AFAC, A-SPAN and more. The 5k race leads more than 4,000 runners through the Lyon Park neighborhood, and finishes in front of the Lyon Park Center.

Thanksgiving Dinner*
Copperwood Tavern (4021 Campbell Ave)
Time: 5-10 p.m.

Copperwood Tavern in Shirlington will be open on Thanksgiving from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., offering a traditional turkey dinner with other Thanksgiving dishes until 10 p.m. The following day, gift cards at Copperwood will be buy one, get one free.

Friday

NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey*
Kettler Capitals Iceplex (627 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 1 p.m.

Four NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey teams face off at Kettler over two days of competition on Friday and Saturday afternoons: Boston University, Minnesota State-Mankato, Northeastern University and University of Wisconsin.

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by Chris Teale November 13, 2017 at 2:45 pm 0

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

Wine Tasting Fundraiser to Support Homeownership *
Bistro 360 (1800 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

A wine tasting fundraiser to support local nonprofit Arlington Home Ownership Made Easier, Inc.’s  homeownership program. With the purchase of a $50 ticket, attendees will also be included in the raffle to win prizes.

SoFar Sounds Crystal City
Crystal City (Location TBD)
Time: 7 p.m.

Crystal City’s small, personal concert to bring the magic back to live music. The event features artists in intimate spaces, performing stripped-back sets to carefully curated audiences in the heart of the neighborhood.

Wednesday

Home Buyer Seminar *
Washington First Mortgage – Ballston Branch (4501 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

A session giving a complete home buying overview and valuable home buying strategies that will provide customers with savings when they purchase. The speakers will also be sharing tips in how to be successful in a competitive market.

Thursday

How to Talk to Kids About Death
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Join the Arlington/Alexandria chapter of the Holistic Moms Network for the latest in a series on how to talk to children about difficult topics. Brooke Johnson will lead a conversation about the best ways to approach death with children.

Friday

Mister Days 40th Anniversary Party
Mister Days (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Celebrate 40 years since sports bar Mister Days opened in Dupont Circle, before moving to Arlington in the 1990s. The night will include “blast from the past” drink specials, giveaways, contests and a DJ playing music from the bar’s four decades.

Joel McHale Live
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 and 10 p.m.

A stand-up comedy performance by Joel McHale, a comedian and actor most well-known for his appearance on “Community.” Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday; and 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday

Native American Heritage Month
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 2-3 p.m.

A colorful, educational and entertaining pow wow-style event featuring Native American dance, drum and song, presented by Mark Tayac (of Tayac Territory in Port Tobacco, Md.), and members of the Piscataway Indian Nation.

Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation 5k and Family Fun Day *
Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road)
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The race and Family Fun Day will include a certified 5K course and a Family Fun Day festival including a kids’ fun run, music, moon bounces, rock climbing wall, obstacle course, food trucks, a beer garden, corn hole and more.

Sunday

Wine Dinner *
Osteria Da Nino (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 6-10:30 p.m.

A wine dinner featuring drinks from the Sardegna region of Italy. Wines to be paired with the five-course food menu include La Cala, Terre Bianche Torbato, Terrerara Carignano Riserva, Cannonau Di Sardegna and Marchese Di Villamarina.

The Capitol Steps *
Yorktown High School (5200 Yorktown Blvd)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

The Yorktown High School Theatre Arts Program sponsors a performance by the political comedy troupe, a local institution for over 30 years known for their tasteful lampooning guaranteed to leave all of the political spectrum laughing.

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by Chris Teale November 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0

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

Arlington Home Buyer Class *
Orange Line Living (1600 Wilson Blvd. #101)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

A comprehensive class highlighting what you need to know to buy a home. Learn terminology, what happens at each stage of the transaction, strategies for negotiating a purchase price and the types of loans available. Admission is free.

Wednesday

Immigration Policy Impacts on Community Organizations *
Arlington Career Center (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

The Arlington Committee of 100 will hear about the impact of the changes in immigration policy on county nonprofits and other community organizations. The series explores how Arlington institutions have responded to changes in federal policy.

Thursday

Spirit of Community Award Luncheon *
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel (2800 S. Potomac Ave)
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Arlington Community Foundation honors John G. Milliken with the 2017 William T. Newman, Jr. Spirit of Community Award. The award recognizes an individual and/or organization who epitomizes the true spirit of the Arlington community.

Code Girls of Arlington Hall
Marymount University Reinsch Auditorium (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Learn more about the women who went to makeshift buildings in Arlington and D.C. to break codes while their loved ones were away fighting in World War II. Author Liza Mundy discusses their top secret work, their lives and the war itself.

Friday

Shawn Wayans Live
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Film and television star Shawn Wayans performs his standup routine, having made his acting debut in 1989 and starred in several box office hits. Performances at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday; and 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday

Natural Discovery Talk
Long Branch Nature Center (625 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Long Branch Nature Center and the Washington Area Butterfly Club present a talk by conservationist Jim Waggener. He will talk about his work at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge and how citizen science can help natural resources.

Sunday

Virginia Cider Week Tap Takeover *
BrickHaus (2900 Columbia Pike)
Time: 4-10 p.m.

Join Arlington’s newest beer garden for a celebration of Virginia Cider Week. The day will feature ciders on tap from Potter’s Craft Cider among others to kick off the week of celebrations. Virginia Cider Week runs from November 10-19.

Barboursville Wine Dinner *
Twisted Vines (2803 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Join Twisted Vines Bistro & Bottleshop for a four-course dinner with five wine pairings from the Barboursville Winery. Featured wines include Brut, Monticello Chardonnay Reserve, Viognier Reserve, Cabernet Franc Reserve and Octagon.

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by Chris Teale October 30, 2017 at 4:15 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday

Theodore Roosevelt Program *
Arlington Hilton Hotel (905 N. Stafford Street)
Time: 6-9 p.m.

A Theodore Roosevelt Salute to President Lincoln, sponsored by the Lincoln Group of D.C.Joe Wiegand as Theodore Roosevelt will deliver a salute to the president he most admired. Teddy will greet guests, then take questions after his address.

Friday

For The Love of All Things Italian *
St. George’s Episcopal Church (915 N. Oakland Street)
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.

The Vivaldi Project performs works by members of the Bach family alongside those of Vivaldi, C.A. Campioni, Haydn and others in a chamber music concert on period instruments. Tickets cost $20 at the door, $10 for students.

Tom Arnold Live
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 and 10 p.m.

Film and television star Tom Arnold brings his stand-up show to the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, having won awards as a writer, producer and actor. Arnold will also perform on Saturday, November 4 a 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Saturday

Educational Theatre Company’s Fall Celebration *
Barcroft Community House (800 S. Buchanan Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Educational Theatre Company celebrates the kickoff of its 20th year with desserts, a live band, cash bar, face-painting and much more.ETC expands access to theatre for children, adults and senior citizens through participant-driven programming.

Clarendon Halloween Crawl
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 1-9 p.m.

A chance to celebrate the spirit of Halloween while bar-hopping through Arlington’s most popular bars with thousands of people. Attendees get a souvenir haunted mug, cover-free access to Arlington’s best bars, drink  and food specials and more.

Seventh Annual Arlington Puzzle Festival
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A celebration of words, logic, numbers and thinking, and a place to meet other puzzle fanatics. Participation is free for members of the Friends of the Arlington Public Library, with a suggested donation of $15 for non-members.

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by Chris Teale October 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm 0

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Tuesday

Beer Dinner *
Heritage Brewpub and Roastery (1300-1398 N. Fillmore Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

An evening of food paired with exclusive beers by executive chef Donal Crosbie, head chef Josh Ber and director of brewing Josh Moon. Flagship beers serve as ingredients in several of the dishes in the four-course menu.

Screenagers Documentary Screening *
Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston (4610 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

The Sycamore School and Arlington Magazine host a screening and discussion regarding tweens and teens and different types of technology, including navigating social media, video games and the internet, using insights from authors and brain scientists.

Secrets to Success
1776 (2231 Crystal Drive #1000)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

The second episode in the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s live podcast series, featuring an interview with Sprynt founder and CEO Alex Villanueva, a question and answer session for the audience and a chance to network.

Wednesday

UFOs, Cryptids and Ghosts, Oh My!
Westover Library (1644 N. McKinley Road, Suite 3)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Join certified Cryptozoologist Scott Fallon, Dr. Marc Black, and Chad Umbach of the Alexandria Cryptozoology and Paranormal Society as they talk about the local folklore surrounding UFOs, cryptids and the paranormal.

Friday

Fridays at the Fountain
Crystal City Water Park (1750 Crystal Drive)
Time: 5-9 p.m.

The last of Crystal City’s popular outdoor beer and wine garden for the season. Attendees can enjoy a drink and live music by the fountain, with a cash bar available with hand-picked beers and wines.

Saturday

Just Peace for Middle East Wars *
Trinity Episcopal Church (2217 Columbia Pike)
Time: 9 a.m. to noon

A peace conference for local faith communities and individuals seeking peaceful solutions to the wars in the Middle East. Speakers include Eli McCarthy of Georgetown University and Phyllis Bennis from the Institute for Policy Studies.

Arlington Whiffleball Tournament *
Virginia Highlands Park (1600 S. Hayes Street)
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A day-long whiffleball tournament open to all ages and abilities at Virginia Highlands Park. Individual and team registration is available, and the cost is $40 per player. The event will include a Home Run Derby on Sunday.

Sunday

Book it for Books *
Bluemont Park (601 N. Manchester Street)
Time: 9:30-11 a.m.

Join Reading is Fundamental of Northern Virginia for the Book it For Books 5k/One Mile Fun Run at Bluemont Park. The nonprofit looks to motivate children to read by providing them with high-quality, free books and to make reading fun.

Yoga Marathon for Save the Children
Ten at Clarendon (3110 10th Street N.)
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

A full day of yoga for all skill levels to benefit Save the Children, an organization dedicated to helping children affected by disasters such as the recent hurricane in Puerto Rico. In lieu of a registration fee, attendees are asked to donate online.

The Light of the Moon
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 2:30 p.m.

A screening of the 2017 SXSW Audience Award Winner for Best Feature Narrative, as part of the Washington West Film Festival. The movie follows the impact of a sexual assault on a young and successful Latina architect.

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by Chris Teale October 16, 2017 at 3:45 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

Arlington Home Buyer Class *
Orange Line Living (1600 Wilson Blvd. #101)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

A comprehensive class highlighting what you need to know to buy a home. Learn terminology, what happens at each stage of the transaction, strategies for negotiating a purchase price and the types of loans available. Admission is free.

Tuesday

Art Night: The Bride of Frankensketch
Westover Library (1644 N. McKinley Road, Suite 3)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

A casual monthly drawing meet-up for attendees to work on art and socialize in a relaxed atmosphere. For this month’s theme, enjoy the classic monster film, “The Bride of Frankenstein,” and draw the paused movie stills.

Wednesday

CACI Ballston Toastmasters Club Open House *
CACI 1st Floor, Delaware Room (1100 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.

A fall open house for anyone who would like to come find out what it’s like to participate in a Toastmasters club. Come see what a typical Toastmasters meeting entails, learn from speakers and network with other local professionals.

Thursday

Steve-O Live
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:45 p.m.

Stage and screen performer Steve-O of the “Jackass” and “Wildboyz” series on MTV performs his stand-up comedy routine in Arlington. Steve-O will also perform Friday (7:30 and 10 p.m.), Saturday (7 and 10 p.m.) and Sunday (7 p.m.)

Sunday

Wine Maker Dinner *
Osteria Da Nino (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-10:30 p.m.

A four-course dinner with five wines matched to the food by Robert W. Kennedy, owner of RWK Imports. Food will include mushroom risotto, butternut squash Cappellacci and a pork roast. Reservations cost $65 per person.

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Tuesday

Community Cup Golf Classic *
Washington Golf & Country Club (307 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

An annual day of friendly golf competition to raise money for the Arlington Community Foundation. Proceeds from the event help support the foundation’s grants and scholarship programs as well as community initiatives.

Tenth at Ten Oktoberfest
Ten at Clarendon (3110 10th Street N.)
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

Stop by the Living Room to enjoy free beer tastings, signature cocktails and catered hors d’oeuvres to celebrate Oktoberfest at one of Clarendon’s newest apartment buildings. The event is open to the public, but reservations are required.

Wednesday

County Board and School Board Candidate Forums *
Marymount University Phelan Hall (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

The Arlington Committee of 100 presents candidate forums between those vying for seats on the Arlington County Board and Arlington School Board. Audience members will be invited to submit questions for candidates.

Local History Talk: Life in Union Forts
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Learn more about the local history of Arlington County with historian Mark Benbow of the Arlington Historical Society. Benbow will discuss life at the Civil War forts that used to be located in the Arlington Ridge neighborhood.

Thursday

Washington’s Capital Brewmaster
Marymount University Reinsch Auditorium (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

A program on Christian Heurich, Washington D.C.’s most successful and oldest brewer. Dr. Mark Benbow draws on family papers and photos to chronicle Heurich’s life and the evolving beer industry before and after Prohibition.

Friday

Capital Weather Gang Speaker
Clarendon United Methodist Church (606 N. Irving Street)
Time: 12-1:40 p.m.

Jason Samenow of The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang will talk about weather, including if storms in the local area have gotten worse, how they predict weather and more as part of the church’s monthly Faith Food and Fellowship.

Saturday

Night in the Garden of Spain *
Gunston Arts Center (2700 S. Lang Street)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The National Chamber Ensemble’s opening night spotlights the musical culture of Spain. The program includes the music of Granados, Turina, Casals, de Falla and Albeniz. NCE will also premiere a new creation with Bowen McCauley Dance.

Arlington County’s Fall E-CARE
Yorktown High School (5201 28th Street N.)
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

An event where residents can safely dispose of hazardous household materials, recycle bikes, small metal items, shoes, clothing and more. Residents can also swap an old CFL lightbulb for a new LED bulb (one per household, while supplies last).

Oktoberfest Fundraiser for Disaster Response
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (3022 Woodlawn Ave.)
Time: 1-6 p.m.

Enjoy music, German food and entertainment, polka lessons, a chicken dance flash mob and a Schnitzelbank sing along among other activities at Holy Trinity’s Oktoberfest celebrations. Tickets cost $20 per adult or $45 per family.

Sunday

Kinhaven 5K *
Bluemont Park (325 N. Manchester Street)
Time: 9-10:15 a.m.

A flat out and back course with a 5K, Kids 1K and free Toddler Dash on offer for runners, walkers and strollers. The eighth annual race also will include music, a dance party, refreshments, free face painting and a free moon bounce.

Pints4Paws Beer Festival
Courthouse Plaza (2250 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 1-5 p.m.

A beer festival with unlimited craft beer tastings, food trucks and vendors offering animal-related goods and services, all to support the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. The event also includes a costume contest for dogs, with prizes.

Latino American Festival
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 2-6 p.m.

Celebrate Arlington’s rich diversity during Hispanic Heritage Month with this festival, which includes live music and dance, dozens of artisan and community vendors, authentic Latino food, free activities for kids and live arts programming.

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Monday

Arlington Home Buyer Class
Orange Line Living (1600 Wilson Blvd. #101)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

A comprehensive class highlighting what you need to know to buy a home. Learn terminology, what happens at each stage of the transaction, strategies for negotiating a purchase price and the types of loans available. Admission is free.

Tuesday

Pumpkin Patch 
Arlington Forest United Methodist (4701 Arlington Blvd.)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

The church will bring pumpkins to its property for visitors to purchase during the month of October.

 

Thursday

Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit 2017*
George Mason University Founders’ Hall (3351 N. Fairfax Drive)
Time: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Oct. 5 and 8:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. on Oct. 6

The two-day summit to celebrate urban agriculture will keep with the theme “Reconnecting our Urban and Rural Communities.” Activities include conversations, workshops, tours, exhibits and good food.

Celebration of the Arts in Arlington
NRECA (4301 Wilson Blvd.)
Time: 7-10 p.m.

Citizens group “Embracing Arlington Arts” encourages attendees to don art-themed costumes during the celebration of arts. Festivities include food, drinks, music and special appearances, including Master of Ceremonies Remy Munasifi (the Arlington Rap Guy). All net proceeds will be donated to Arlington Independent Media.

The Invincible Czars Present Nosferatu
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Austin-based band The Invincible Czars bring a modern score to the 1922 silent film Nosferatu using a mix of acoustic and electric instruments. Attendees are encouraged to dress for the Halloween season.

Saturday

Annual Family Fall Festival*
Saint Ann School and Parish (980 N. Frederick Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Food, rides, bounces, face painting and games for the kids. Cake walk, live entertainment and beer garden for the adults. Participate in raffles and silent auction for local restaurants, services, family fun and more. Admission is free.

3rd Annual Columbia Pike Fall Fest*
South Adams Street at Columbia Pike
Time: 2-7 p.m.

Enjoy tastes from Columbia Pike restaurants as well as wine and beer. Musical performances will entertain visitors of all ages, while kids and pets can enjoy special areas. $20 for adults (includes two full-size beers or wine), $10 for children, free for children 11 and under.

Sunday

Howl O’ Ween Walk to the Rescue*
Bluemont Park (601 N. Manchester Street)
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Raise money for animal welfare and rescue groups. Fun, games and prizes for the whole family, plus a pet costume contest.

 

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Tuesday

Hidden History of Arlington
One More Page Books (2201 N. Westmoreland Street #101)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Local author, historian and writer Charlie Clark discusses his book, “Hidden History of Arlington County.” Clark uncovered some vivid history of the community, explores those who once lived in Arlington and looked back at other notable moments.

Wednesday

Conversations with Tyler: Mary Roach *
George Mason University Founder’s Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Best-selling science author Mary Roach joints Tyler Cowen for the Mercatus Center’s “Conversations with Tyler” series. Roach has published eight books, and explores taboo topics such as sex, life in space and dead bodies.

Thursday

Hurricane Irma Relief Happy Hour 
Don Tito (3165 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5 p.m. to midnight

A percentage of all drink purchases and all raffle proceeds will be donated directly to Don Tito’s partners at SBP and matched dollar for dollar up to $25,000. Activities include special priced mix drinks and a raffle of gift cards and other items.

Friday

Rosslyn Cinema & Pub in the Park
Gateway Park (1300 Lee Highway)
Time: 6-11 p.m.

Beer, wine and seasonal sangria will be served along with food trucks on site every Friday evening. All movies will begin at dusk and be subtitled. The Popped Republic! food truck will sell popcorn, while nearby restaurants will offer dinner deals.

Fancy Pants Fall Sale *
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (4250 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

A selection of second-hand and boutique  children’s clothing is available at this sale, from sizes NB – 12. All items are $25 or less, and include brands such as Lilly Pulitzer, Vineyard Vines, Mini Boden, Little English and more.

Saturday

Boundary Stones Bike Tour
East Falls Church Metro station (2014 N. Sycamore Street)
Time: 9:15 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

A 35-mile bike tour of historic places. The tour includes traveling along streets in Arlington, Falls Church, Fairfax County and Alexandria, with many stops including historic places and 11 boundary stones that once marked the D.C. border.

Cosplay: Represent!
Westover Library (1644 N. McKinley Road, Suite 3)
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Panelists will share their diverse perspectives of cosplaying as a “minority nerd.” Kimono Jones, Jacqueline Boxx, Cherie Sweetbottom and Cherokee Rose will take part in the discussion as part of the library’s Cosplay Month.

Sunday

Winemaker Series *
Osteria da Nino (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 6-10:30 p.m.

A wine pairing with dinner featuring five wines and five courses from the Sicily region of Italy with owner Salvino Benanti. Admission costs $85 per person, and bottles of the wines featured will be available for purchase after the dinner.

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Tuesday

Scholar’s Cup
Upton Hills Regional Park (6060 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 3:30-7 p.m.

An annual mini-golf tournament hosted by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce offering a family-friendly way to network among fellow members. All proceeds from the afternoon will benefit the Arlington Young Entrepreneurs Academy.

Wednesday

Local History Talks: The Little Tea House
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Mark Benbow of the Arlington Historical Society will discuss the history of The Little Tea House on S. Arlington Ridge Road. It was a favorite spot for people visiting D.C. from the 1920s to 1950s, and was somewhere racially mixed groups could gather.

Thursday

Celebrating Lafayette Federal Membership in Crystal City *
Lafayette Federal Credit Union (220 20th Street S.)
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Crystal City Membership Appreciation Party hosted by Lafayette Federal Credit Union. Members will receive a limited-time certificate offer for higher interest rates for up to three years on any new account opened. New members can also join.

Friday

Rosslyn Cinema & Pub in the Park
Gateway Park (1300 Lee Highway)
Time: 6-11 p.m.

Beer, wine and seasonal sangria will be served along with food trucks on site every Friday evening. All movies will begin at dusk and be subtitled. The Popped Republic! food truck will sell popcorn, while nearby restaurants will offer dinner deals.

Saturday

Clarendon Day 2017 *
Clarendon Metro station (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

One of Arlington’s biggest street festivals, with several music stages, a play area for children, arts and crafts vendors, local business and nonprofit exhibitors, food from local restaurants, craft beer, Virginia wines and more.

Prio Bangla Multicultural Street Festival
880 S. Walter Reed Drive
Time: 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

The sixth annual street festival for Arlington’s various ethnic groups. The event includes vendors of traditional foods, handcrafts, arts, jewelry and art as well as local businesses. Other highlights include a parade and live entertainment.

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Tuesday

Rooftop Core Class and Peloton Bike Demo
Ten at Clarendon (3110 10th Street N.)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

A free 30-minute core workout class on the Ten at Clarendon’s rooftop lounge, followed by the chance to try out a state-of-the-art Peloton bike, which allow you to take cycling classes at home. Building representatives will also be on hand with leasing deals.

Cosplay: Meet the 501st Legion
Westover Library (1644 N. McKinley Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Meet the 501st Legion as part of Arlington libraries’ “Cosplay Month.” The legion spreads the magic of Star Wars worldwide with its authentic costumes and fan-based charity events. Attendance is on a first-come, first served basis.

Wednesday

Starting a Business 1.0
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 5:30-8 p.m.

A workshop on everything required to start a new business, from licensing requirements to marketing to financing options, and including how to get a business license, acquire a certificate of occupancy and complete state registration.

How Will Immigration Changes Affect Arlington? *
Marymount University Phelan Hall (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

The Arlington Committee of 100 will explore changes to immigration policy in a two-part series in September and November. A meet and greet begins at 7 p.m., ahead of the optional dinner at 7:25 p.m. The discussion begins at 8 p.m.

Thursday

Another Side of School Desegregation
Marymount University Reinsch Library (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

A panel of Arlingtonians will discuss their perspectives on Arlington’s efforts to desegregate since the 1950s. Panel participants will include students, parents, and school administrators from the county’s African-American community.

Friday

Rosslyn Cinema & Pub in the Park
Gateway Park (1300 Lee Highway)
Time: 6-11 p.m.

Beer, wine and seasonal sangria will be served along with food trucks on site every Friday evening. All movies will begin at dusk and be subtitled. The Popped Republic! food truck will sell popcorn, while nearby restaurants will offer dinner deals.

Saturday

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

A family-friendly picnic fundraiser with moon bounces, music, lawn games, selfie-station, spin art, face painting, bingo and more. Tickets cost $10 for children, $20 for adults and $50 for a family pass. All proceeds go to Arlington Thrive.

Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day *
Ireland’s Four Courts (2051 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

Celebrate the first annual Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Guinness and oyster festival at Ireland’s Four Courts. Raw oysters, oysters stew, fried oysters & Po boy will be served, with Irish music, bagpipers and dancers providing all-day entertainment.

Sunday

Bluemont 5K and 10K
Bluemont Park (329 N. Manchester Street)
Time: 8:45-11 a.m.

A 5k and 10k race benefitting the EOD Warrior Foundation, starting from Bluemont Park. The event will take place on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail, with runners and walkers encouraged. A virtual run option is also available.

Pups & Pilsners
The Green (12th Street S. and Crystal Drive)
Time: 2-6 p.m.

Crystal City’s dog-friendly beer festival featuring a beer garden with craft brew and offerings from local breweries. On-site food trucks and nearby restaurants will provide food. Admission is free, but tasting tickets are $20 online or $25 at the door.

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Monday

Candidate Forums
Virginia Hospital Center (1701 N. George Mason Drive)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

The Arlington County Civic Federation hosts the official kick-off of the fall campaign season, with debates between the candidates for Arlington County Board, School Board and the 49th District of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Tuesday

Wine Tasting *
Osteria Da Nino (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

A complimentary wine tasting hosted by Robert W. Kennedy, wine director of R.W.K Imports. Five wines will be paired with food selections for $5 each, while oysters will be available at the restaurant both fried and raw for $1 each.

Wind Down Wednesday
Market Common Clarendon (2800 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 5-8 p.m.

Enjoy shopping specials, free wine tasting and live music during Wind Down Wednesdays in Clarendon. Check in at the gazebo to receive your silver pass for discounts. Attendees must be 21 or older to receive a silver pass.

Thursday

Jon Lovitz Live
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:45 p.m.

Versatile comedic actor Jon Lovitz performs his stand-up show at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, having previously starred on television and in movies. Lovitz also performs Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7:30 and 10 p.m.

Saturday

Art With a Heart Fundraiser *
Market Common Clarendon (2800 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 1-6 p.m.

Raise money for children in foster care in the county. Watch children bring art to life and hone their painting techniques, purchase a unique piece of art or bid on an item from a silent auction, or have your face painted or a caricature drawn.

Sahaja Yoga *
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 2:30-4 p.m.

Learn how to meditate and about its benefits at this free workshop with experts who will guide you through. Find out more about this ancient solution to modern problems, how to manage and reduce stress and take care of your wellness.

Truck & Toss *
Grace Christian Academy (3233 Annandale Road)
Time: 5-9 p.m.

Northern Virginia’s premier food truck, cornhole and craft beer tasting festival. Enjoy unlimited tastings and sample dishes, and join the Cornhole for a Cause tournament. The Old Dominion Corvette Club will also be on hand to show their classic cars.

9/11 Memorial 5K Race *
DoubleTree by Hilton (300 Army Navy Drive)
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

The annual 9/11 memorial race, organized by the Arlington Police, Fire and Sheriff Departments. The race begins and ends at the DoubleTree, with runners following a route along Army Navy Drive, S. Joyce Street, Washington Blvd and around the Pentagon.

Sunday

Sip & Salsa
220 Twentieth Street (220 20th Street S.)
Time: 2-6 p.m.

Crystal City’s signature food and wine tasting event. The festival brings wines from Spain, Portugal and Argentina and pairs them with food from neighborhood restaurants. Columbia Pike’s Salsa Room will provide salsa dancing.

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Monday

Arlington Home Buyer Class *
Orange Line Living (1600 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

An exclusive home buying class with tips on how to succeed buying real estate. Learn about the home purchasing process, including how to negotiate a lower price, the loans available, acronyms and more. Admission is free.

Tuesday

Free Sing
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

Come and sing karaoke from a catalog of 27,000 songs, or enjoy listening to people from the local neighborhood sing. Those who take their karaoke more seriously can also register for a Championship League Karaoke fall season.

Wednesday

“Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock”
Busboys and Poets Shirlington (4251 Campbell Ave)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

A screening of a documentary that explores 2016’s opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline, hosted by Our Revolution Arlington and ARL ReInvest. The screening is followed by a panel discussion and question and answer session. Admission is free.

Saturday

Pike Movie Night: “The Princess Bride”
Penrose Square (2503 Columbia Pike)
Time: 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization presents the movie series “30 Years: Celebrating the Great Movies of 1987 (ish),” featuring the PG-rated “The Princess Bride.” In case of inclement weather, check social media for cancellation news.

Sunday

Nelson Reeves 117th Birthday Celebration
Reevesland Farmhouse (400 N. Manchester Street)
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

Remember Nelson Reeves, celebrate his 117th birthday and learn about his legacy of growing food, knowledge and community. Stories will be told of his life and various refreshments provided to kick off the fall growing season.

Labor Day (Monday, September 4)

Arlington Home Buyer Class *
Orange Line Living (1600 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

An exclusive home buying class with tips on how to succeed buying real estate. Learn about the home purchasing process, including how to negotiate a lower price, the loans available, acronyms and more. Admission is free.

Arlington Dems Labor Day Chili Cookoff
Lyon Park Community Center (414 N. Fillmore Street)
Time: 2-5 p.m.

Join former Rep. Tom Perriello and the Arlington Democrats to decide who has the best chili. Perriello will give remarks alongside other local candidates, while the event will also include live music and fun for all the family.

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