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by Melanie Pincus June 11, 2018 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.

Monday, June 11

Comedy Night at Galaxy Hut
Galaxy Hut (2711 Wilson Blvd.)
8:30-11:30 p.m.

This event features stand-up comedy and live music for a $5 entry fee. Host Reid Clark will guide the night. Comedy nights are also scheduled at Galaxy Hut on the second Mondays of July and August.

Tuesday, June 12

Pete Souza (Obama: An Intimate Portrait)
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Pete Souza, Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama, will discuss his New York Times bestselling book, which includes 300 of the nearly two million photos Souza captured of Obama during his presidency.

Moët Ice Release Party
Ms. Peacock’s Champagne Lounge (929 N. Garfield Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

$50 per person tickets to this event include two drink tickets for Moët Ice, a comparative tasting of Chandon, Chandon Rosé and Moët Imperial, the Moët girls, appetizers and special bottle prices. Make reservations here.

Wednesday, June 13

Arlington Committee of 100: What’s Next for Ballston?*
Marymount University — Ballston Campus (1000 N. Glebe Road)
7-9 p.m.

This program will review changes coming to Ballston, with a meet and greet at 7 p.m., optional dinner at 7:30 p.m. and program starting at 8 p.m.. Dinner is $28 for members and $30 for non-members.

Thursday, June 14

Pride Poetry Open Mic Night
Freddie’s Beach Bar (555 23rd Street S.)
6-8 p.m.

Join the Arlington Public Library for LGBTQIA+ poetry, short stories, art and songs at Freddie’s Beach Bar. RSVP for an event reminder. Admission is on a first come, first served basis and the event is 18+.

Friendship Speed Dating for Women
Blümen Cafe (2607 Wilson Blvd.)
7-9 p.m.

Meet other women looking for platonic friendships at this speed-dating style event, featuring coffee, tea, cookies and cake. Reserve a spot here — seats are limited.

Immigration and Naturalization in World War I and Arlington
Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road)
7-8:30 p.m.

Zachary Wilske, a historian for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will discuss expedited military naturalizations that took place during World War I, with examples from the Arlington area.

Saturday, June 16

Open House Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center*
601 S. Carlin Springs Road
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Lions Club will hold an open house at its eyeglass recycling center, with light refreshments and short programs about the group’s service programs running every 20 minutes.

2018 Carsfera Auto Festival in Crystal City
Parking lot at 220 20th Street S.
2-6 p.m.

Attendees can see classic muscle cars, motorcycles and more at this year’s auto festival while listening to live music and enjoying a beer garden beverage. Admission is free.

Sunday, June 17

Quinn’s Father’s Day Cigar Brunch
Quinn’s On The Corner (1776 Wilson Blvd.)
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Quinn’s will serve steak and eggs Benedict, breakfast burgers and “Super Mugs” of beer, in addition to handing out free cigars, this Father’s Day. Brunch-goers are invited to stay at Quinn’s to watch the U.S. Open golf tournament.

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by Melanie Pincus June 4, 2018 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, June 5

Urban Agriculture: Herbs
Westover Library (788 N. McKinley Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Attendees of this workshop will learn how to nurture a kitchen garden that will give them easy access to fresh herbs. Those interested may RSVP here. Attendance is on a first come, first served basis.

Wednesday, June 6

Defining Our Digital Destiny: The Future of Work in Arlington*
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

A panel that includes representatives from Virginia Tech and the county government will discuss how technology will affect the future of the Arlington workforce. Attendees will have the opportunity to network before the panel begins at 6:30.

Brunch and Business: The Successful Journey of an Immigrant Entrepreneur
Arlington Economic Development (1100 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Three Arlington entrepreneurs will discuss their paths from arriving in the United States to starting their own businesses. Admission is free, but registration is required.

Thursday, June 7

YEA! Trade Show
Ballston Center (1000 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

The 2018 class of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy will present their new start-up businesses. Goods and services developed by YEA! students will be available for purchase.

Hip Hop Thursday Cycle Class at Ryde in Clarendon
Ryde Cycle (1025 N. Fillmore Street)
Time: 7:45-8:15 p.m.

Join certified Ryde Cycle instructors for a high-intensity cardio workout featuring rhythm-based choreography and a candle-lit studio. First time “ryders” can take advantage of a buy one get one free offer.

Friday, June 8

PRIDE Buttons
Connection Crystal City Library (2117 Crystal Plaza Arcade)
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Supplies will be provided to craft unique PRIDE buttons in celebration of Pride Month. RSVP for an event reminder. Attendance is first come, first served.

Supreme Fridays
G.O.A.T. Sports Bar (3028 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

The first Supreme Friday at The G.O.A.T. will feature two floors of DJs and music, video games, HD TVs and more. Bar-goers can register here to skip the line.

Saturday, June 9

Unveiling of Historic Civil Rights Plaque*
Hair Vogue (3815 Lee Highway)
Time: 10:30-10:45 a.m.

A plaque honoring participants in the first day of lunch-counter protests in northern Virginia on June 9, 1960 will be placed at 3815 Lee Highway — formerly the location of the Cherrydale Drug Fair, where the sit-in occurred.

Anniversary Celebration: Cherrydale at 125
Cherrydale Branch Library (2190 Military Road)
Time: 11 a.m.

Cherrydale will commemorate the 1959 desegregation of Stratford Junior High, the 1960 Cherrydale Drug Fair sit-in and the contributions of the Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department at the Pentagon on 9/11.

Sunday, June 10

The Arlington Triathlon*
Washington-Lee Aquatic Center (1301 N. Stafford Street)
Time: 8-10:30 a.m.

This event invites competitors aged 7-15 to participate in a run-bike-swim race to benefit the Arlington Triathlon Club. Registration information may be found online.

The Armed Forces Cycling Classic
Crystal City area (2121 Crystal Drive)
Time: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Competitive cyclists will compete for the Crystal Cup and cycling enthusiasts of all levels can participate in other events on the second day of the Armed Forces Cycling Classic, following Saturday’s Clarendon Cup races.

Bark in the Park*
James Hunter Park (1229 N. Herndon Street)
Time: 3-6 p.m.

Bring your dog for free live music and Smoking Kow barbecue at the Clarendon dog park. Event is presented by Clarendon Animal Care and Clarendon Alliance.

Rosé Garden
Ten at Clarendon (3110 10th Street N.)
3-6 p.m.

Free rosé from Screwtop Wine Bar and light hors d’oeuvres will be served in the Ten at Clarendon courtyard. RSVP on Facebook to attend.

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by ARLnow.com May 29, 2018 at 4:45 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, May 29

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7 p.m.

Tickets to this latest addition to the Star Wars franchise are $10 and available online. The film will be playing at the Drafthouse almost every day for the next week and a half.

Wednesday, May 30

Cars & Champagne Happy Hour
Ms. Peacock’s Champagne Lounge (929 N. Garfield Street)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Drive Society will be hosting a Cars & Champagne Happy Hour at Ms. Peacock’s Champagne Lounge, featuring exotic cars and exceptional champagne. Members of the public are welcome to attend the event and may RSVP online.

Moonwalk at Theodore Roosevelt Island
Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial
Time: 8:30-10 p.m.

This 1.5 mile hike enables participants to experience the natural beauty of Theodore Roosevelt Island in full moonlight. No pets or children under 16 are permitted, and walkers are advised to wear comfortable shoes and clothing to accommodate the weather.

Thursday, May 31

Yorktown Theatre’s The SeussOdyssey by Don Zolidis
Yorktown High School (5200 Yorktown Blvd.)
Time: 7 p.m.

Join Yorktown High School’s Theatre II class for a literary journey through Homer’s Odyssey transformed into the style of Dr. Seuss. Featuring a singing Cyclops and a battle among teddy bears, the show represents a comedic reimagining of Homer’s classic.

Friday, June 1

Community Rally for Wear Orange/National Gun Violence Awareness Day
Courthouse Plaza (2100 Clarendon Blvd.)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Community members will gather to rally for a future free of gun violence and to honor the 96 lives lost each day to gun violence. Attendees are encouraged to wear orange. Event is hosted by the Arlington chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

Battle of the Badges Fundraiser Basketball Game
Washington-Lee High School (1301 N. Stafford Street)
Time: 7 p.m.

Officers from the ACPD join forces with students from Washington-Lee High School to take on Arlington firefighters and students from Wakefield High School. Donations will be accepted to benefit the schools’ Student Government Associations.

Columbia Pike Movie Nights: “Grease”
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 8:30-10:30 p.m.

“Grease” will play outdoors as the first film in a series of 28 music-focused movies that will be screened along Columbia Pike on Fridays and Saturdays through September 1. Admission is free.

Saturday, June 2

Arlington Women in Public Safety Outreach Event
Arlington Traditional School (855 N. Edison Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

This event aims to recognize some of the women who help keep the Arlington community safe. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from Arlington’s female public safety employees and participate in an “escape room activity.”

Corpus Christi Celebration*
St. Agnes Catholic Church (1910 N. Randolph Street)
Time: 1-3 p.m.

The St. Agnes Church invites community members to join them in their Corpus Christi Celebration, which will include a barbecue lunch and music. Those interested in attending lunch should RSVP by emailing [email protected]

Rosé All Day With Kyle & Amanda from Bravo’s Summer House*
Quinn’s (1776 Wilson Blvd.)
Time: 3-10 p.m.

Guests are invited to ring in summer with Bravo’s Summer House stars Kyle Cooke and Amanda Batula while sipping on the newest addition to Quinn’s menu: forty ounce Rosé bottles. Admission to the event is free and those interested may RSVP online.

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by Alex Koma May 21, 2018 at 3:45 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.

Wednesday, May 23

There’s No Place Like Home*
Lyon Park Community Center (414 N. Fillmore Street)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

This event, sponsored by the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, will bring together friends and neighbors who believe the size of a household’s paycheck shouldn’t prohibit families from having a safe and stable apartment. Tickets and more information available online at www.apah.org.

Graphic Design: Bad Branding
Connection Crystal City Library (2117 Crystal Plaza Arcade)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Discover the common marketing mistakes most entrepreneurs make so you can visually create value for your audience. RSVP for an event reminder; attendance is first come, first served.

Thursday, May 24

Coming Home: Veterans & PTSD
John Lyon VFW Post 3150 (2116 19th Street N.)
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Dr. Harold Kudler, assistant deputy undersecretary of health for patient care services at the Department of Veterans Affairs will give a presentation, followed by a panel discussion.

Friday, May 25

Music Bingo Happy Hour
Mister Days Sports Rock Cafe (3100 Clarendon Blvd.)
Time: 4-9 p.m.

It’s Bingo with a twist as Mister Days tests your music knowledge. You have to figure out the song in 30 seconds and then match it to your bingo card. Get 5 in a row in any direction to win the game.

Saturday, May 26

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

Join an easy all-day walk of 10 to 12 miles touring historic points in central Arlington, including colonial, Civil War, trolley, and W&OD Railroad sites. Sponsored by the Center Hiking Club, and the cost is $2 for non-members.

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

The Marymount Farmers Market launches its third season. Free parking is available in the university’s Blue Garage off Yorktown Boulevard. Accessible Parking is available in the surface lot off Glebe Road.

Used Book Sale
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd.)
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Come for a wide selection of gently-used books. Fiction and non-fiction. The event will also run Sunday (May 27) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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by Alex Koma May 14, 2018 at 3:45 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.

Monday, May 14

Conversations with Tyler: David Brooks*
Founders Hall Auditorium – GMU Arlington (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

New York Times columnist David Brooks will join Tyler Cowen for a wide-ranging dialogue as part of the Mercatus Center’s “Conversations with Tyler” series.

Tuesday, May 15

WordPress: Introduction
Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Learn how to use WordPress, an online, open-source website creation tool. In this class attendees will learn to create a free account, make pages and posts, add photos and customize the appearance of your website.

Wednesday, May 16

Photographing Grief
TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing (3033 Wilson Blvd.)
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Eleanor Haley and Litsa Wiliams of What’s Your Grief (whatsyourgrief.com) will present photography techniques and exercises for exploring and expressing grief.

Thursday, May 17

BL Harbert International Construction Careers Opportunities*
Association of the United States Army (2425 Wilson Blvd.)
Time: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Construction company BL Harbert is seeking candidates for overseas careers. Candidates with five years of experience in the construction industry should attend this job fair for more information.

Disco Bingo for Bright Futures
Century 21 Redwood Realty (1934 Wilson Blvd.)
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Come play bingo to benefit Communities In Schools of NOVA. Comedian Robin Rex will be hosting the games, open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres included.

Friday, May 18

BalletNova presents Swan Lake & Other Works*
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

BalletNova’s Conservatory Division dancers will be performing Act II of “Swan Lake,” a new work titled “The Soirée,” and “South African Suite.” BalletNova will host performances on Saturday (May 19) and Sunday (May 20) as well.

Saturday, May 19

National Chamber Ensemble – Today’s Classical and Jazz Masters*
Gunston Arts Center (2700 S. Lang Street)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The National Chamber Ensemble performs the jazz suites of popular French composer Claude Bolling and the music of local classical and jazz composers. Enj

2018 Lyon Park Spring Fair
Lyon Park Community Center (414 N. Fillmore Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Enjoy carnival games, moon bounces, cake-a-bout, face painting, toddler zone, cotton candy and more at the annual event.

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by Alex Koma May 7, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday, May 8

Why Being a Parent Today is Different: Navigating New Issues and Connecting to Your Kids
The Sycamore School (4600 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Educational consultant Jen Cort discusses new strategies for parenting. RSVP online.

Wednesday, May 9

Arlington Committee of 100: Future of Four Mile Run Valley
Marymount University, Phelan Hall (2607 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7 p.m.

The Committee of 100 hosts a dinner and discussion on the Four Mile Run Valley, as the County Board prepares to release a policy framework on the area later in May. Tickets available for $28 for members, $30 for non-members.

Thursday, May 10

Tiffany Joslyn Human Rights Forum
Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th Street S.)
Time: 7 p.m.

The Arlington County Human Rights Commission is hosting a discussion on hate crimes with a panel of experts and local leaders. The event is free and light refreshments will be served.

Friday, May 11

Creative Coffee: Favorite Character
Connection: Crystal City Library (2117 Crystal Plaza Arcade)
Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Creative Coffee is a casual weekly meet-up for creatives to work on their art or craft, play with new mediums, and socialize in a relaxed atmosphere. Embrace each month’s theme, or work your own way.

Saturday, May 12

Walk for the Animals*
Animal Welfare League of Arlington (2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive)
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

AWLA hosts its biggest fundraiser of the year, with three-mile or one-mile options for walkers. The event brings together more than 600 local animal lovers and their canine companions for a walk to benefit AWLA shelter animals.

Tuckahoe Home and Garden Tour*
Tuckahoe Elementary School (6550 26th St N.)
Time: 12-5 p.m

Spend an afternoon visiting some of the most gorgeous homes & gardens throughout Arlington. All proceeds benefit Tuckahoe Elementary School’s Discovery School Yard.

BalletNova’s PreSchool Petite Performance*
BalletNova Center for Dance (3443 Carlin Springs Road, Falls Church)
Time: 1-2 p.m.

A 45-minute performance of Swan Lake, designed specifically for kids from ages 3-5. The studio will also host 30-minute sample dance classes for kids after the performance.

Sunday, May 13

Mother’s Day Brunch at Copperwood Tavern
Copperwood Tavern (4021 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

The restaurant will be featuring a lobster benedict along with your farm-to-table favorites. Every mom leaves with a flower.

 

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by Alex Koma April 30, 2018 at 3:00 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, April 30

John Connolly: He, and Laurel and Hardy Short Films
One More Page Books (2200 N Westmoreland Street)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

John Connolly discusses his novel He, which focuses on Stan Laurel’s wildly successful and tender partnership with Oliver Hardy during the wild anarchy of early Hollywood. John has also licensed the rights to several Laurel and Hardy short films.

Tuesday, May 1

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Arlington County Courthouse (1425 N. Courthouse Road)
Time: 2-4:30 p.m.

The Arlington County Bar Foundation hosts a free panel discussion for employers and employees on sexual harassment law.

Sustainable Landscaping: Problem Plants and Better Alternatives
Westover Library (1644 North McKinley Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners offer tips on ways to rid your yard of invasive species.

Wednesday, May 2

The Art and Science of Talking with Your Kids*
Temple Rodef Shalom (2100 Westmoreland St)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Dr. Wendy Mogel discusses how to help parents communicate with more warmth, respect, and sincerity, as well as foster open parent-child relationships. Tickets are available for $25 in advance, and $30 at the door.

Thursday, May 3

Arlington Reads: Richard Rothstein
Central Library (1015 N Quincy St)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, discusses his book: The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.

Friday, May 4

Free Kids’ Concert Fridays
Market Common Clarendon (2800 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 10:30-1115 a.m.

Mr. Knick Knack performs a free concert for kids. Any children celebrating a birthday that week will receive a free ice cream scoop from Nicecream.

Saturday, May 5

Derby Day at Copperwood Tavern
Copperwood Tavern (4021 Campbell Ave)
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Celebrate Derby Day with a refreshing Jefferson’s Peach Julep and your farm-to-table brunch favorites. Wear your best derby outfit and tag Copperwood Tavern in your Instagram photo for a chance to win a $100 gift card.

Derby Day Brunch at Quinn’s
Quinn’s (1776 Wilson Blvd.)
Time: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Quinn’s will be showing all of the races on its big screen TVs, with horseshoe on the patio and a $100 gift card prize for the best outfit of the day.

Sunday, May 6

Spring Celebration and Plant Sale
Glencarlyn Library Garden (300 South Kensington Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Native plants from Hill House Nursery, annuals and herbs from Country Gardens and plants propagated at the Glencarlyn Library Garden are available to purchase at this annual fundraising sale.

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by Bridget Reed Morawski April 23, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0

(Updated at 3 p.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.

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Monday, April 23

Free Home Buying Workshop in Rosslyn*
Keri Shull Team (1600 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Attend a free workshop for first-time home buyers that will delve into a comprehensive explanation of the home purchasing process and will include a $1,500 credit for future home purchases.

Tuesday, April 24

Samuel Beckett: Play/The Old Tune
The Woman’s Club of Arlington (700 S. Buchanan Street)
Time: 8-9 p.m.

Arcturus Theater Company presents two Samuel Beckett shorts together as an hour of evening entertainment: the love triangle affair, Play, and a reading of the radio play, The Old Tune.

Wednesday, April 25

How To Bullet Journal
Connection: Crystal City Library (2117 Crystal Plaza Arcade)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

Understand how to bullet journal and plan your day in an efficient, creative, and customized way. Bring your own notebook. Attendance is first come, first served.

Thursday, April 26

Stand Up For Pits with Rebecca Corry
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30-10 p.m.

The Stand Up For Pits Foundation and Rebecca Corry return with the Stand Up For Pits comedy tour. The Animal Welfare League of Arlington will host a silent auction and bring adoptable dogs.

Friday, April 27

Exclusive Invisalign Event*
VCO Orthodontics (1600 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

For one day — only on April 27 — VCO Orthodontics is offering Invisalign treatment for $4980. That’s a savings of over $2000, and the first 20 people to call get a free tooth whitening.

Crystal City 5K Fridays Series*
Crystal City Courtyard Green (2121 Crystal Drive)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Join Crystal City’s after work Friday evening 5K series. Registration fees start at $25 for one race, and runners receive post-race happy hour drink tickets for select Crystal City venues.

Saturday, April 28

Birding Arlington by Bike
Barton Sports & Fitness Center (4200 S. Four Mile Run Drive)
Time: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

A 17-mile jaunt around Arlington’s birding hotspots to enjoy the spring migration and see how many species can be observed. Novice birders are welcome.

Operation Deploy Your Dress D.C. Pop-Up Event*
AUSA Headquarters (2425 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

ODYD collects and distributes formal attire to military families to offset the cost of attending military balls and other formal events. Open to all military personnel regardless of rank or service branch.

9th Annual MOVE ME Festival*
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 1-4 p.m.

Bowen McCauley Dance Company is celebrating 22 years of creating community through dance with a free festival with over 20 performers, workshops, face painting, and food.

Sunday, April 29

Leaders Light the Way: Brunch with Paige Kimble, Executive Director Scripps National Spelling Bee
Top of the Town (1400 14th Street N.)
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

A series of events celebrating prominent women who epitomize a spirit of resilience, leadership, and hope. Kimble has spent her career inspiring young people to excel.

Wine Dinner*
Osteria da Nino Cucina Italiana & Bar (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 6-10:30 p.m.

For $70 per person, enjoy a multi course Italian dinner with wine pairings from the Puglia region of the country. Dishes includes roasted lamb with cherry tomatoes, garlic rosemary, and fingerling potatoes.

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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.

Wednesday, April 18

Arlington Reads: Katherine Boo
Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

A conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Boo, author of ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity.’ Books sold at event.

Thursday, April 19

Väsen Beer and Donut Night
Sugar Shack Donuts & Coffee (1014 S. Glebe Road)
Time: 4:30-9 p.m.

Richmond’s Väsen Brewery will be pouring its sustainably brewed pale ales, stouts, and sour beers alongside beer-glazed donuts and board games.

Allyship Workshop
Unitarian Universalist Church (4444 Arlington Boulevard)
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.

A workshop on allyship, which is about moving people to a new paradigm of thinking about privilege and marginalized communities. Registration required.

Friday, April 20

Crystal City 5K Fridays Series*
Crystal City Courtyard Green (2121 Crystal Drive)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Join Crystal City’s after work Friday evening 5K series. Registration fees start at $25 for one race, and runners receive post-race happy hour drink tickets for select Crystal City venues.

Yorktown High School Theatre: One Person Shows
Yorktown High School (5200 Yorktown Boulevard)
Time: 5:30-9 p.m.

Each Theatre IV student chooses a literary, fictional or historical character and then writes, stages, directs, and acts in a 30-minute show about that character. Free and also taking place on Saturday.

Saturday, April 21

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast*
Clarendon UMC (606 N. Irving Street)
Time: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

A fun-filled morning of pancakes, moon bounces, raffles, and more to benefit the ELIMINATE Project, aimed at eradicating maternal and neonatal tetanus.

Arlington Community Foundations Annual Spring Gala*
Ritz Carlton Pentagon City (1250 S. Hayes Street)
Time: 6-10 p.m.

The Arlington Community Foundations Annual Spring Gala! Enjoy food & drink, silent and live auctions, and a live performance by Arlington’s very own Amy Wilcox.

Sunday, April 22

Full Dome Show: Asteroid: Mission Extreme
Davoid M. Brown Planetarium (1426 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 8-8:30 p.m.

Discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity for those of us on Earth, and the possibility of using asteroids as stepping stones to other worlds.

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by Bridget Reed Morawski April 9, 2018 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, April 10

Sustainable Landscaping: Plant Selection
Westover Library (1644 N. McKinley Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Select plants that will function and thrive best in the conditions of your site, as well as Virginia native plant alternatives to commonly used non-native plants and best practices for planting.

A Talk with Gene Baur: Farm Sanctuary Founder
Animal Welfare League of Arlington (2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive)
Time: 7-7:45 p.m.

Join a talk with Gene Baur, who has gone undercover to investigate conditions at farms, stockyards, and slaughterhouses.

Wednesday, April 11

Foster Care Youth Happy Hour
Hunan Number One Restaurant and Bar (3033 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 5:30-8 p.m.

Enjoy networking, music, cocktails, an improv comedy show, and 80’s arcade video games, with donations going toward preparing foster care youth for their future.

Pet Loss Support Group
Animal Welfare League of Arlington (2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

All are welcome to join in a meeting to find support and help pet owners cope with the loss of their companions. Run by Kathy Reiter, a psychiatric social worker who specializes in bereavement.

Friday, April 13

Crystal City 5K Fridays Series*
Crystal City Courtyard Green (2121 Crystal Drive)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Join Crystal City’s after work Friday evening 5K series. Registration fees start at $25 for one race, and runners receive post-race happy hour drink tickets for select Crystal City venues.

Sweeney Todd*
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 8-10:30 p.m.

Director Clare Shaffer (Man of La Mancha) brings Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning tale of Sweeney Todd, the “demon barber of Fleet Street” to life.

Saturday, April 14

Arlington Bunny Hop*
Clarendon UMC (606 N. Irving Street)
Time: 8-11 a.m.

A charity 5K fun run or walk, routing through the Ashton Heights neighborhood. Proceeds go to Bridges to Independence.

Arlington Home Show & Garden Expo*
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

More than 65 home improvement-related organizations and businesses will be available to answer questions alongside a full free class and workshop schedule.

Super Slam Ball*
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 3-5 p.m.

A tee ball program for ages 3-5 kicks off Saturday and runs for 7 weeks. Includes t-shirt, baseball cards and stickers, awards ceremony, picture day, pizza, kids races, strike board competition and bring a friend week.

Sunday, April 15

In Christy’s Shoes Sole Celebration*
Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 5-8 p.m.

The 6th Annual Sole Celebration will feature a DSW shoe fashion show, hors d’oeuvres, a Shoe and Sock Selfie Contest, and a silent auction and raffle. Benefits several local nonprofits.

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Monday, April 2

Office Appreciation Week at Quinn’s*
Quinn’s on the Corner (1776 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: All day through April 6

Rosslyn’s Quinn’s on the Corner is hosting a buy-one-get-one-free lunch entree special from Monday-Friday for an office appreciation week.

Wednesday, April 4

Rockland’s Pig Pull
Rockland’s Barbecue & Grilling Company (3471 Washington Boulevard)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

Rockland’s is celebrating the start of spring with a free barbecue pig sampling event with happy hour drink specials at their Virginia Square location.

HGTV Star on Marymount Interior Design Panel
Marymount University Ballston Center (1000 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Join a moderated “interior design alum” panel, featuring HGTV’s Tyler Wisler, Studio3877’s Eileen Vitelli, and Gensler’s Tama Duffy Day. Free event, reservations requested.

Thursday, April 5

#MeToo: What Men, Boys, and Everyone Need to Know
Yorktown High School (5201 28th Street N.)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

A community conversation for middle and high school students, along with adults. Discussion and a question and answer session, along with speakers including Jay Farr, Arlington’s Chief of Police.

Friday, April 6

Crystal City 5K Fridays Series*
Crystal City Courtyard Green (2121 Crystal Drive)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Join Crystal City’s after work Friday evening 5K series. Registration fees start at $25 for one race, and runners receive post-race happy hour drink tickets for select Crystal City venues.

Erica Rhodes Live
Arlington Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10 p.m.

Comedian Erica Rhodes comes to Arlington for two nights of comedy. Rhodes is a regular on Comedy Central’s @midnight and Fox’s Punchline. Through April 7, tickets start at $20.

Saturday, April 7

Handmade Arlington 2018*
Swanson Middle School (5800 Washington Boulevard)
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The sixth annual arts and crafts show brings more than 50 artisans debuting a range of arts and crafts including photography, pottery, jewelry, stationary, and more.

Kimono: A History of Japan’s National Dress
Crystal City Library (2117 Crystal Plaza Arcade)
Time: 12-2 p.m.

Learn the history of kimonos, creation techniques, and their ties to D.C.’s cherry blossoms with local professional kimono consultant Sarah Miller. Free garage parking nearby.

Sunday, April 8

Sharon McGowan Breast Health Fund Benefit 2018
Mercedes-Benz of Arlington (585 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 5-8 p.m.

Tickets for the annual silent auction fundraiser for early detection screening for both men and women are $85 and include food and beverages from local restaurants.

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Monday, March 26

Free Home Buyer Seminar: Get $1,500 Towards Your New Home*
Orange Line Living (1600 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Attend the Rosslyn class with wine and cheese and receive a $1,500 credit toward a new home or lease termination. The first three registrants and attendees will receive a Google Chromecast.

Mach’s Gut (German Language) Toastmasters Club Meeting*
Shirlington Library (4200 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

A Toastmasters club meeting, in English, German, or both, with speech topics including German culture and travel in countries that speak German. All welcome.

Thursday, March 29

Shut Up & Write! Panel Discussion
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

The focus of this month’s bimonthly writing panel series? “Friends with Benefits: Building a Supportive Writing Community,” with authors Sarah Glenn Marsh, Gwen Cole, and Jon Skovron.

Saturday, March 31

Arlington County’s Spring E-CARE Event
Yorktown High School (5200 Yorktown Boulevard)
Time: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bring your hard-to-recycle items to the county’s biannual event, and swap out a CFL lightbulb for its LED counterpart. Visit Arlington County’s website for a full list of acceptable items.

1821 Greek Independence Celebration
New District Brewing Company (2709 S. Oakland Street)
Time: 1-4 p.m.

Join a Greek independence celebration with CAVA and New District Brewing Company, with Greek food and dancing.

Sunday, April 1

St. Agnes Easter Sunday Mass*
St. Agnes Catholic Church (1910 N. Randolph Street)
Time: 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join St. Agnes Catholic church with several celebrations for Easter Sunday morning mass at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and noon. An evening vigil will also be held on March 31 (Saturday) from 8:30-11:30 p.m., with a reception to follow.

Emmanuel Presbyterian Easter Morning Services*
George Mason University Founders Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Celebrate the resurrection holiday with Emmanuel Presbyterian with two different morning services to mark the occasion, one at 8:30 a.m. and another at 10:30 a.m.

Bunny’s N Bubbles Eater Brunch
Quinn’s (1776 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Join the Easter Bunny at Quinn’s for photo ops and a special Easter brunch and champagne specials. Feel free to bring any photogenic pups along to get their picture taken with the bunny.

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Monday, March 19

Conversations with Tyler: Martina Navratilova*
George Mason University Arlington (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Listen to record-setting tennis player and communist defector Martina Navratilova for an across the board conversation on her activism, professional accomplishments, and personal life.

Free Home Buyer Seminar: Get $1,500 Towards Your New Home*
Orange Line Living (1600 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Attend the Rosslyn class with wine and cheese and receive a $1,500 credit toward a new home or lease termination. The first three registrants and attendees will receive a Google Chromecast.

WordPress: An Introduction
Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Learn how to create, navigate, post on, and customize your own blog or basic website with WordPress.com (not WordPress.org). Registration required to attend.

Tuesday, March 20

Homebuyer Seminar with Fulcrum Properties Group*
Keller Williams Metro Center Arlington (2101 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Looking to buy your first home, or at least thinking about it? Join this free event to learn how to take the first steps from on-hand experts. Registration required to attend.

Wednesday, March 21

CACI Ballston Toastmasters Club Open House
CACI (1100 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.

If you need to improve your public speaking, Toastmasters is the place for you.  Attend the spring open house to meet members and ask questions over refreshments.

Thursday, March 22

Beer & Donuts with Vanish Farmhouse
Sugar Shack (1014 S. Glebe Road)
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.

Vanish Farmhouse Brewery of Leesburg, Va., brings a selection of craft brews to Sugar Shack. Board games, beer-glazed donut holes, and paninis will also be at the family friendly event.

ARLnow March Madness Watch Party
Latitude Apartments (3601 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.

Come watch the Sweet Sixteen on Latitude’s rooftop terrace with ARLnow staff with free drinks, snacks, and swag. You won’t miss any of the action — we’ll have four TVs on.

Friday, March 23

St. Agnes Fish Fry*
St. Agnes Catholic Church (1910 N. Randolph Street)
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.

The annual Lenten fish fry is upon us, and don’t miss out on the sides, beer, and other beverages as well. Registration required, and all are welcome to join in the Easter Sunday mass as well.

David Alan Grier Live
Arlington Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 and 10 p.m.

Join comedian and actor David Alan Grier, of In Living Color and Comedy Central fame, for an evening of stand up. Tickets start at $25. Additional performances on March 24.

Saturday, March 24

National Chamber Ensemble – Brahms and Mendelssohn*
Unitarian Universalist Church (4444 Arlington Boulevard)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Enjoy masterful chamber music from Johannes Brahms and Felix Mendelssohn, performed by National Chamber Ensemble artists. Reception with the musicians to follow.

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Tuesday, March 13

Trivia Night: Are you smarter than a Catholic sister?*
Ireland’s Four Courts (2051 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Test your pop culture and general knowledge against a team of Catholic Sisters, with drink specials and free appetizers. Prizes for top trivia teams.

Wednesday, March 14

Shaping Arlington for a Smart & Secure Future*
County Board Room (2100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Listen to a panel discussion on how technology will shape Arlington, featuring government and cybersecurity experts. A reception with light refreshments will also be held.

Arlington Committee of 100 Virginia Hospital Center Expansion*
Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

The Committee of 100 is hosting a panel discussion on Virginia Hospital Center’s expansion, the county’s population growth and evolving community healthcare needs. Optional dinner served.

Thursday, March 15

Parenting Lecture: Parenting an Anxious Child
The Sycamore School (4600 N. Fairfax Drive)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Dr. Christine Golden will discuss the challenges of parenting a child with anxiety and offer some helpful strategies for managing behaviors. The lecture is free to attend.

Friday, March 16

St. Agnes Soup Supper*
St. Agnes Catholic Church (1910 N. Randolph Street)
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.

The church will offer meatless soups and a noodle dish, and more every Friday during the Lenten holiday. Guests are invited to stay for confession and the stations of the cross afterwards.

Saturday, March 17

Whitlow’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Whitlow’s On Wilson (2854 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 9 a.m. – Close

Live Irish music and an open rooftop welcome you at Whitlow’s On Wilson’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Special Irish menu and March Madness games on the TVs all day.

WJAFC Open Day*
Virginia Highlands Park (1600 S. Hayes Street)
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

A co-ed, free clinic to learn the Australian football game. Kids from 5-15 will learn starting at 9 a.m., with an adults clinic and co-ed non-contact game at 10:30 a.m.

Guinness and Gold*
Ten at Clarendon (3110 10th Street N.)
Time: 12-5 p.m.

Tour the Clarendon apartment building with a free Guinness and cash in on leasing deals. Leasing specials are subject to terms and conditions.

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

Join Tre Monti winery over a four course meal with five wines, including theThea Passito 2012 Romagna Albana DOCG raisin wine. Tickets are $75 per person.

Yorktown High School Presents “Almost, Maine”*
Yorktown High School (5200 Yorktown Boulevard)
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.

Students will be performing John Cariani’s “Almost Maine,” about a remote, mythical town and the effect of the northern lights on the lovestruck residents. Tickets are $10.

Sunday, March 18

St. Joseph’s Table Celebration
St. Agnes Catholic Church (1910 N. Randolph Street)
Time: 1-4 p.m.

Join the church following the noon mass for a procession to celebrate this feast day with a potluck lunch, live music, and a kids woodworking shop.

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Tuesday, March 6

Arlington Job Fair*
Doubletree by Hilton Crystal City (300 Army Navy Drive)
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Interview with hiring managers at local businesses, Fortune 500 corporations, and businesses in between. On the spot hiring is possible, candidates are encouraged to register ahead of time.

Wednesday, March 7

Emergency Preparedness
Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Learn how to prepare for natural and man-made disasters including how to stay safe, how to stay connected, and what to carry in your emergency backpack. Registration required.

 Thursday, March 8

STARMAN – The Badass Bowie Cover Band
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 9-10:30 p.m.

A Bowie cover band is embarking on their first multi-city tour and making a stop at the Clarendon Grill. Prepare yourself for Bowie-inspired costumes and a curated song list.

Friday, March 9

St. Agnes Soup Supper*
St. Agnes Catholic Church (1910 N. Randolph Street)
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.

The church will offer meatless soups and a noodle dish, and more every Friday during the Lenten holiday. Guests are invited to stay for confession and the stations of the cross afterwards.

Saturday, March 10

Four Courts Four Miler
Arlington Courthouse (2051 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 9-11 a.m.

An up and down hill race, with a post race gathering at the finish line, Ireland’s Four Courts, complete with live music and Irish dancers.

NOVA Teen Book Festival
Washington-Lee High School (1301 N. Stafford Street)
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

A free, day-long book festival bringing together authors and readers in celebration of young adult literature. Author panels, question and answer sessions, and book signings throughout the event.

30th Annual Four Mile Run Stream Cleanup
Four Mile Run (301 S. Harrison Street)
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join volunteers and get outdoors to restore one of Arlington’s natural spaces. Bags provided, adults must accompany volunteers under 18 years old. Several start up locations available.

Women’s History Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 9-11 a.m.

Only 17.34% of English-language biographical Wikipedia articles are on women, according to the library. Create or edit articles about Arlington women. Registration required, lunch served.

Sunday, March 11

Grimm Glamour & Faerie Fashion
Central Library Auditorium (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Watch make up demonstrations and costuming tips from a make up artist and stylist. Registration required.

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