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by Chris Teale November 22, 2017 at 3:45 pm 0

The Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike) is expanding its Christmas Movie Festival for the first time this year.

The festival usually takes place on one day, but instead will last for three weeks, starting on Friday, November 24 with showings of Elf and It’s a Wonderful Life. It wraps up on December 13 with Gremlins.

Paying for one $10 ticket will get attendees unlimited admission to all the scheduled festival movies across all three weeks, depending on space.

Dates for each movie screening are as follows:

Flickr pool photo by Bekah Richards

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 16, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

A 5K race and festival in memory of an Arlington mom killed by a passing truck while placing her children in a minivan will be held for the third time on Saturday.

The Jennifer Bush-Lawson Memorial 5K Race begins at 9 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road). It will feature a 5K race, a kids’ fun run with Teddy, one of the Washington Nationals’ Racing Presidents, and a “Family Fun Day Festival.”

The family festival will live feature music from local band Gutterball Kingpin, as well as moon bounces, a rock climbing wall, obstacle course, in-line jumper, human hungry hippo, food trucks, a beer garden, corn hole, face painting, balloon animals and more.

The event benefits the Arlington Pediatric Center and the Virginia Hospital Center Outpatient Obstetrics Clinic, with a focus on prenatal and postnatal health services for underprivileged mothers and babies.

Police will close several roads to accommodate the event. Per the Arlington County Police Department:

The 3rd Annual Jennifer Bush-Lawson Memorial 5K Race will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2017.  The Arlington County Police Department will conduct the following road closures from approximately 8:30 AM until 11:00 AM to accommodate this event:

Main Closures:

  • Little Falls Road: N. George Mason Drive to Yorktown Blvd.
  • Yorktown Blvd.: N. George Mason Drive to Williamsburg Blvd.
  • Williamsburg Blvd.: Yorktown Blvd. to N. Emerson Street
  • 33rd Street: N. Emerson Street to N. George Mason Drive
  • George Mason Drive: N. 33rd Street to Yorktown Blvd.
  • Smaller closures exist within the race area

by Chris Teale November 16, 2017 at 9:45 am 0

Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery in Courthouse will host a doughnut and beignet eating contest Sunday to coincide with the NFL game between the Washington Redskins and New Orleans Saints.

Nine participants will compete at halftime of the game, which kicks off at 1 p.m. on November 19, in the “Beignet and Brown-Butter Doughnut Eating Contest.”

Bayou chef and New Orleans native David Guas will be putting on the competition alongside District Doughnut chef Christine Schaefer.

Competitors will be asked to take on 10 beignets — a pastry made from deep-fried choux pastry — and 10 doughnuts each, and the one to get through all 20 the quickest will win $150 cash.

Anyone wishing to compete should arrive by 12:30 p.m. Admission is free, and the contest is free. Bayou Bakery is located at 1515 N. Courthouse Road.

More from a press release, after the jump.

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by Chris Teale November 14, 2017 at 10:45 am 0

The findings of a study on the feasibility of a pedestrian link between Crystal City and Reagan National Airport are set to be unveiled at a public meeting Wednesday.

The Crystal City Business Improvement District and civil engineering firm VHB will host a public meeting from 1-2:30 p.m. and again from 6:30-8 p.m. on November 15, on the 11th floor of 2011 Crystal Drive.

There, they will present the findings of a feasibility study on the project commissioned earlier this year, as well as several renderings of possible pedestrian links.

Those unable to attend can watch the presentation on Facebook Live, while the presentation slides will be uploaded to the project website after the meeting.

Crystal City BID CEO Angela Fox has said previously that a “new pedestrian connection will bring the airport even closer, from a 15-minute walk to a four-minute walk.”

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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.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

by Chris Teale November 8, 2017 at 10:45 am 0

Arlington County will commemorate Veterans Day at the American Legion War Memorial in Clarendon Central Park on Saturday morning.

The event is set to begin at 11 a.m. at the park between Clarendon and Wilson Blvds, above the Clarendon Metro station. It will include the presentation of colors and remarks from local officials.

VFW Post 3150 will conduct the ceremony, which is beginning earlier than in previous years.

Courtesy photo

by Chris Teale November 7, 2017 at 10:30 am 0

A sign near the Arlington Mill Community Center marking one of the early skirmishes in the Civil War will be unveiled this weekend.

The ceremony is set for Saturday, November 11 from 11 a.m. to noon at the center at 909 S. Dinwiddie Street. Members of the Army of the Potomac Living History Society portraying Union soldiers will provide a color guard, and a short video will be shown to show the Civil War history in the area.

“On June 1, 1861 one of the early skirmishes of the Civil War occurred near Arlington Mill when Union pickets were attacked by a handful of Confederate soldiers,” an announcement reads. “After a brief fight, the Confederates fell back. One Union soldier was killed.”

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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

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

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 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0

The Arlington County Police Department and Sheriff’s Office will take part in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day tomorrow (Saturday).

In partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, county residents can safely dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked.

Drugs will be collected at the following sites from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

  • Fire Station 1 (500 S. Glebe Road)
  • Fire Station 5 (1750 S. Hayes Street)
  • Fire Station 8 (4845 Lee Highway)
  • Fire Station 9 (1900 S. Walter Reed Drive)
  • Pentagon parking lot between S. Fern Street and S. Eads Street (551 Army Navy Drive)

The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharp objects. Only pills or patches will be accepted.

More from an ACPD press release:

Last April Americans turned in 450 tons (900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners.  Overall, in its 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds–more than 4,050 tons–of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines–flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash–both pose potential safety and health hazards.

If residents are unable to participate in this event, please visit the Arlington County website for information on how to prepare unwanted medications for disposal. For additional information about the October 28 Take Back Day Event, please visit the DEA Diversion website.

Image via Wikimedia Commons

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 Chris Teale October 19, 2017 at 11:15 am 0

The 42nd Marine Corps Marathon and MCM 10K will bring a bevy of road closures to Arlington County this coming Sunday (Oct. 22).

Opening ceremonies for the races begin at 6:30 a.m., with the wheelchair race starting at 7:45 a.m. and the marathon and 10K beginning at 7:55 a.m. Around 30,000 people are expected to take part in the races, which run through parts of Arlington and D.C.

There are a number of good vantage points in Arlington to watch the runners, including the beginning and end of the marathon in Rosslyn and some of its final miles in Crystal City.

Per an Arlington County Police Department press release, the following roads will close on Sunday:

4:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Marshall Drive from North Meade Street to Route 110

4:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  North Meade Street from Marshall Drive to Lynn Street

4:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Route 110 from I-66 to Jefferson Davis Highway

4:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  Wilson Boulevard from North Nash Street to Route 110

4:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  Lynn Street from North Meade Street to Lee Highway

4:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  Fort Myer Drive from North Meade Street to Lee Highway

4:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  North Moore Street from Wilson Boulevard to Lee Highway

4:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  19th Street North from Lynn Street to North Nash Street

4:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Route 110 ramp from Washington Blvd. to Pentagon North parking

5:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.    Exit 8B, Southbound 395 exit to Southbound Route 1. Motorists seeking to enter Crystal City are advised to continue south, take exit 7 (Glebe Road), and make a left at the traffic signal to travel south on Glebe    Road.  Continue south for approximately 2 miles, where Glebe Road intersects with both S. Eads Street and Route 1. Both thoroughfares lead into Crystal City.

7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.  Lee Highway (eastbound) from Lynn Street to North Kirkwood Street

7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.  Spout Run Parkway from southbound George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) to Lee Highway

7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.  GWMP from Spout Run to Memorial Circle Drive

7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Francis Scott Key Bridge (all lanes)

7:35 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  HOV lanes from 14th Street SW to HOV ramp at South Eads Street

7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  South Eads Street from South Rotary Road to Army Navy Drive

7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.  Army Navy Drive from South Fern Street to 12th Street South

7:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.  15th Street South from Crystal Drive to South Eads Street

7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.   12th Street South from Army Navy Drive to Crystal Drive

7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  Crystal Drive from 12th Street South to 23rd Street South

7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  23rd Street South from Crystal Drive to North Clark Street

7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  Long Bridge Drive from 12th Street South to I-395

7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  Boundary Channel Drive from I-395 to Pentagon North Parking

7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  Washington Blvd. from Columbia Pike to Memorial Circle (southbound lanes will reopen at approximately 9:30 a.m.)

While roads will close for the race, Metrorail will open two hours early at 6 a.m. and have extra trains on the Blue and Yellow Lines. Metro said the extended hours, now a rarity compared to years past, are “funded through an agreement with event organizers.”

Travel tips from a Metro press release, after the jump.

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by Chris Teale October 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0

(Updated October 18, 8:55 a.m.) Runners of all ages can expect to have a “spooky good time” at this year’s Zombie Fun Run.

The race is scheduled for Saturday, October 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bon Air Park (850 N. Lexington Street).

This race includes obstacles as well as optional zombie zones in a family-friendly one-mile course. Runners will be let onto the course every 15 minutes in race heats, beginning at 11 a.m. The final heat is set for 1:30 p.m. Costumes are encouraged.

A post-race “Survival Party” will include food trucks, family-friendly games and activities, free moon bounce, zombie craft projects and face painting, so-called “creepy sensory activities” and a costume contest and parade from 1-1:30 p.m.

Anyone interested in running can register in advance online or by phone at 703-228-4747 using activity code 720018. On-site registration will be available on the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis for a limited number of spots. Registration costs $3 per person online, $5 per person on the day (cash only). Racers aged 4 and under do not require pre-registration.

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