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by ARLnow.com Sponsor May 23, 2017 at 12:15 pm 0

Stock up on discounted drink tickets to use at Crystal City’s popular outdoor beer and wine garden.

Open every Friday starting in June, Fridays at the Fountain not only features a new name (formerly Wine in the Water Park), but also a vastly expanded schedule stretching all the way through October and an upgraded line-up of live music.

The bar serves delicious offerings of beer and wine, all of which are available for take-home purchases at the Crystal City Wine Shop down the street from the event.

Drink tickets, normally $5 each on site, are available for 50 percent off their online price in this exclusive pack of 5 tickets available for $10 (normally $20 online). Only a limited supply is available so act fast!

As an added bonus, the Crystal City drink cards are redeemable at any Crystal City BID event that features a cash/credit bar including the upcoming Father’s Day Auto Festival.

Purchase Today’s Deal Now
Discount Code: FridaysFountainDeal17

 WHEN: Every Friday June through October from 5-9 p.m.

WHERE: The Fountain (aka Crystal City Water Park) at 1751 Crystal Drive

WHAT: Crystal City’s popular outdoor beer and wine garden returns with a new name and a vastly expanded season stretching from June all the way through October. Open for business immediately after work at 5 p.m., ease into the weekend with a delicious beverage, live music, or even a discounted painting session with ArtJamz. All beverages are also available for take-home purchases at the Crystal City Wine Shop.

by Chris Teale October 25, 2017 at 4:15 pm 0

With Halloween around the corner, Arlingtonians will have several chances to celebrate the upcoming holiday.

The Ballston Halloween Market is set for tomorrow (Thursday, October 26) at Welburn Square (901 N. Taylor Street).

This week’s market, part of the neighborhood’s regular farmers market, will include a beer and wine garden with live music, as well as pumpkin decorating and face painting. The market is open from 3-7 p.m., with attendees encouraged to wear a spooky costume.

And the last of Crystal City’s Fridays at the Fountain events for the season will have a Halloween theme too, with pumpkin painting, seasonal drinks and candy available at the beer and wine garden on Friday, October 27 from 5-9 p.m. at the Crystal City Water Park (1750 Crystal Drive).

Meanwhile, Rosslyn will host its first harvest festival on Friday, October 27 from 4-10 p.m. and Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Continental Beer Garden, Central Place Plaza and Gateway Park East.

More than 20 vendors will sell various crafts and gifts, while there will be live entertainment and activities including a pie eating contest, corn hole, a pumpkin toss, costumes contests for children and pets.

by Chris Teale October 23, 2017 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.

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 ARLnow.com Sponsor August 22, 2017 at 8:00 am 0

In Crystal City, the month of September becomes SIPtember, with a series of events that brings the community together over fine wine, craft beers, and quality entertainment.

With today’s ARLnow Deal of the Day, tickets are 50 percent off for both the Sip & Salsa and Pups & Pilsners events. The first 50 guests at each of the September Fridays at the Fountain will also receive a special Happy Hour Deal.

Sip & Salsa discount code: [email protected]

Pups & Pilsners discount code: [email protected]

Fridays at the Fountain: First 50 mentions of this deal each week receive a special Happy Hour Deal!

More information on each event is below.

Sip and Salsa – 11th Annual

September 10 from 2-6 p.m.
220 20th Street S.

The region’s longest running inside the beltway outdoor wine festival returns to Crystal City combining the tastes of Spanish and South American wines from Jaleo and the Crystal City Wine Shop with delicious foods from around the region. Free Salsa dancing lessons from The Salsa Room and live music round out the 11th annual event. General admission tickets (wine and food) are normally $20 and food tickets are $10 when purchased online – both are 50% off with today’s Daily Deal. Purchase tickets.

Pups and Pilsners – 6th Annual

September 17 from 2-6 p.m.
12th Street S. & Crystal Drive

Bring your friends – of both the two and four-legged variety – to the annual Pups and Pilsners outdoor beer festival in Crystal City. This dog-friendly festival features a beer garden with craft brews and offerings from local breweries and dog friendly attractions including a fenced dog run. Plan a picnic or grab a bite from a local Crystal City restaurant or on-site food truck. General admission tickets are normally $20 when purchased online, but only $10 with today’s Daily Deal. Purchase tickets.

Fridays at the Fountain

Every Friday through October from 5-9 p.m.
Across from 1750 Crystal Drive

Crystal City’s popular outdoor beer and wine garden continues with a special “beer takeover” by a different craft brewery each week throughout SIPtember including Three Notch’d, New District, Caboose Brewing Company, Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company, and Right Proper Brewing Company. Catch a great line-up of local live music on the Keolis Stage and take in the beautiful ambiance of the overhead LED lights and the Fountain. We, the Pizza will be onsite selling pizza, water, and soft drinks. Entry is free, but the first 50 customers to mention this ARLnow deal will receive a special Happy Hour Deal.

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by Brooke Giles June 19, 2017 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

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

Learn tips on buying a home in this class taught by best-selling author and top nationally-ranked real estate agent Dan Lesniak, author of “The HyperLocal HyperFast Real Estate Agent.” Registration is required.

Tuesday

Washington Summer Sings
Clarendon United Methodist Church (606 N. Irving Street)
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.

Clarendon United Methodist Church will host the 35th annual Washington Summer Sings, bringing distinguished conductors and soloists to this unique singalong of choral masterpieces. In this performance, Thomas Beveridge conducts Mozart’s Requiem.

Thursday

Elephants on the Rampage
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Journalist and BYU law school student Sarah Jarman shares from her book, which argues the importance of classical conservatism in American politics and how the Republican Party has become more progressive with the rise of Donald Trump.

Friday

Kevin Barnett live at Arlington Drafthouse
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2930 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10 p.m.

Barnett is the executive producer, head writer and is a cast member of truTV’s sketch comedy show, “Friends of the People.” He will perform two shows at the Drafthouse, one on Friday and one on Saturday.

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

Fridays at the Fountain is the new name of Crystal City’s popular outdoor beer and wine garden at the Crystal City Water Park, each Friday through October 27. The event is free, with a cash bar and live music on hand.

Saturday

NPSFL DII National Championship *
Washington-Lee High School (1301 N. Stafford Street)
Time: 2-5:30 p.m.

The D.C. Generals will play the Columbus Marauders in the National Public Safety Football League Division II National Championship. The NPSFL consists of 22 teams from around the country made up police officers, firefighters and EMTs.

Sunday

Pops for Pets Free Concert *
Lubber Run Amphitheater (200 N. Columbus Street)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Pack a picnic and bring family, friends and well-behaved pups to enjoy an evening of popular music at an outdoor concert under the stars for a concert featuring patriotic music. The free concert celebrates the work of AWLA and the Arlington Philharmonic.

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by ARLnow.com October 5, 2012 at 8:30 am 3,621 53 Comments

Youth Justice 5K on Sunday — Bluemont Park will be the scene of the first annual 5K Walk/Run for Justice on Sunday. The event will take place at noon and will raise money for Families and Allies of Virginia’s Youth, a nonprofit organization “dedicated to transforming the juvenile justice system in Virginia to one that is fair, effective and age-appropriate.” On-site registration is $25 and includes a free long-sleeved t-shirt. [DC Road Runners]

Arlington Fun Ride on Saturday — Phoenix Bikes is organizing a family-friendly 17-mile bike ride on Saturday. The Arlington Fun Ride will take riders on a leisurely bike tour of Arlington that will include stops in Crystal City, Ballston and Rosslyn. The ride will start at 8:00 a.m. and will begin and end at Phoenix Bikes (4200 S. Four Mile Run). There will also be a short children’s ride. The entry fee — $5 for individuals or $15 for families — will benefit Phoenix, a non-profit bike shop. Editor’s Note: The Arlington Fun Ride is an ARLnow.com advertiser. [Ode Street Tribune]

TNT Bar Launches Happy HourTNT Bar (2413 Columbia Pike) has started a happy hour. The bar, located in the back of the new Eamonn’s restaurant at Penrose Square, will offer four drink options — canned beer, a cocktail called “John Fosters punch,” and two varieties of wine — for $4. The happy hour lasts from 5:00 to 6:44 p.m.

by ARLnow.com June 22, 2010 at 3:08 pm 7,455 34 Comments

When one thinks of Ballston, an image of soulless office towers, paint-by-numbers “luxury” apartments and oversized bars located in underperforming shopping malls may come to mind. To some degree, that reputation is deserved.

For several years now, Ballston residents have watched with envy as Clarendon has attracted a steady procession of new, homegrown restaurant developments. Ballston has retained its favorite watering holes, but there has been a dearth of new reasons to stay in the neighborhood after quittin’ time.

Enter Michael Babin, co-owner of Neighborhood Restaurant Group.

“We love Ballston,” Babin said in a recent telephone interview. “It’s just what we have been looking for.”

Babin, whose group runs Tallula and EatBar in Lyon Park and Evening Star Cafe in Alexandria, is making a major investment in Ballston. His company is taking over almost an entire block’s worth of ground level retail space with jumbo-sized versions of two of its newer Alexandria restaurant concepts: Rustico and Buzz Bakery.

Rustico, as we’ve previously reported, will be a beer lover’s paradise. It will feature 400 bottled beers, 40 beers on tap and two cask-conditioned ales.

The menu will be similar to the Alexandria location, with a large wood-fired oven on premises for pizza and other hearty foods. Chef Steve Mannino will, however, introduce a few new items, including some Mediterranean-influenced dishes created with the wood-fired oven in mind.

Buzz Bakery will seek to do for Ballston what Northside Social is doing for Clarendon — create a WiFi hangout that attracts coffee-drinking and pastry-eating crowds in the morning, lunch-time crowds in the afternoon, and wine and cocktail-sipping crowds at night (there will be a small bar in the back). It should be noted that the first Buzz Bakery, on Slaters Lane in Alexandria, actually opened well before Northside Social.

Buzz will have “a few wrinkles in the menu” and a feel that’s “coherent with the original location,” Babin says. “What’s neat about the Buzz atmosphere is that it’s not the typical bar atmosphere, and if you want that you can go to Rustico.”

Buzz and Rustico will inhabit two separate storefronts on the 4000 block of Wilson Boulevard, in the Liberty Center development. The storefronts will be divided by a small courtyard that features a rhythmic water fountain. Each restaurant will have abundant outdoor seating.

Rustico is slated to open in August. (Update on 10/7: We’re hearing that Rustico should open by the end of October.) Buzz Bakery will open at an unspecified time later this year.

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