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by Chris Teale September 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm 0

An annual multicultural street festival this Saturday (September 23) will bring together members of various immigrant populations that live throughout Arlington County.

Local nonprofit Prio Bangla will host its sixth annual free street festival from 1-7:30 p.m. at 880 S. Walter Reed Drive, near Columbia Pike. Its motto this year, according to organizers, is “Let’s Celebrate the Cultural Diversity.” They expect between 5,000 and 8,000 attendees.

The event includes vendors of traditional foods, handcrafts, arts, jewelry and art as well as local businesses. Other highlights will be a parade and live music and dancing at the county’s mobile stage.

“During this event, our goal is not only to promote any specific culture and heritage, but also to participate in a cultural exchange by giving opportunity to other communities living and growing here with our rich cultural beauty and performances,” organizers wrote.

The nonprofit received a Space & Service Grant from the county in July for FY 2018, which provides it with performance and rehearsal space as well as technical services.

Arlington County Police will close 9th Street S. from S. Walter Reed Drive to S. Highland Street from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. to accommodate the event. Street parking will be restricted, and drivers should look out for temporary “No Parking” signs.

Photo via Prio Bangla.

by Chris Teale September 21, 2017 at 11:00 am 0

Capitol City Brewing Company in Shirlington is preparing to host its 18th annual Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 30.

The Teutonic, beer-filled festivities last from noon to 7 p.m. at The Village at Shirlington and close Campbell Avenue to traffic for most of the day.

For those imbibing, the cost of admission is $30, which includes a wristband, tasting glass and 10 drink tickets. Additional drink tickets are available for $2 each, with a five-ticket minimum. Admission is free for children and non-drinkers.

More than 65 breweries from around the region and 30 local restaurants will offer German food, more than 100 beers on tap, traditional music and Alpine dancing, according to organizers. And Capitol City will host its “Best Fest” competition, where a panel of judges will crown the best Oktoberfest-style beer.

More from a press release:

Willkommen! Capitol City Brewing Company is gearing up for its 18th annual Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest celebration. On Saturday, September 30, more than 65 regional breweries and 30 local restaurants will serve up their best fares at this year’s Oktobefest celebration. The eighteenth annual event runs from noon to 7 p.m. at The Village at Shirlington. Ticket sales begin at 11:30 a.m. and beer taps close at 6 p.m. Entrance is free for children and non-drinkers.

Enjoy a “familiennachmittag” or family afternoon like they do in Munich, Germany. Capitol City invites beer-drinkers and festivalgoers alike to dress in traditional German garb and enjoy the tastes of authentic Bavarian brews, bratwurst and brezlen – the German-style pretzel. More than 65 local breweries will set up over 100 taps and share ale and lager samples with the thousands of anticipated guests from the DMV region.  Notable breweries include Fairwinds, DC Brau, Hardywood, Heroic, Port City, 3 Notch’d, James River, Heritage, Atlas and Caboose.

Capitol City will offer samples of its featured fall beers, including the classic Oktoberfest Lager and a new signature brew, the Grumpkins & Snarks Pumpkin Ale. Festivalgoers can enjoy Alpine music while they taste authentic German cuisine and other American fare from various local eateries.

Capitol City Brewing Company will again hold a BEST FEST competition for Oktoberfest-style beers. A panel of judges, all certified by the Beer Judgment Certification Program, BJCP, will taste and vote on the top Oktoberfest brew at the festival. Best Fest awards will be announced at 2 p.m.

The $30 admission ticket for beer drinkers includes an official Oktoberfest wristband, a Capitol City branded tasting glass, and 10 drink tickets. Additional drink tickets are available for purchase for $2 each with a five-ticket minimum. Admission is free for non-drinkers. Beer-drinkers must be 21+ to purchase a ticket. DC 101 is sponsoring the eighteenth annual Capitol City Oktoberfest.

Capitol City’s Oktoberfest Beer Selections:

Grumpkins & Snarks Pumpkin Ale:  6.2% ABV 20 IBU  A malty amber colored ale with Red Crystal Rye and Golden Naked Oats, flavored with over 120 lbs of spiced pumpkin butter made in house from locally grown Jarrahdale Pumpkins from Brookefield Pumpkins.  Gently hopped with Saaz for a true fall treat.

Oktoberfest:  5.5% ABV  25 IBU  An easy drinking fall lager, brewed with Pilsner, Vienna, Munich, and CaraMunich malts then moderately hopped with German noble hops.  Full and rich malt profile, lovely copper hue; perfect for the fall season!

For more information on Capitol City Brewing Company, please visit: www.capcitybrew.com. Find Capitol City Brewing Company on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CapCityBrew and on Twitter: @CapCityBrewers.

Courtesy photos.

by ARLnow.com September 19, 2017 at 10:15 am 0

It’s going to be a star-studded fall and winter on Columbia Pike as the Arlington Cinema Drafthouse is continuing to add boldfaced names to its standup comedy schedule.

As previously reported, Aasif Mandvi from the Daily Show will perform this coming Friday and Saturday, trying out new material and showing the audience “how the sausage is made.” He joins a fall lineup that includes Rhys DarbyPauly Shore and Steve-O.

The recently-announced additions to the schedule include:

  • Shawn Wayans of Scary Movie and In Living Color (Nov. 10-11)
  • Joel McHale of The Soup and Community (Nov. 17-18)
  • Darrell Hammond from Saturday Night Live (Jan. 5-6)
  • Brian Posehn of The Five Year Engagement and Netflix specials (Jan. 18-20)
  • Jay Mohr of Saturday Night Live (Jan. 25-27)
  • Steve Rannazzisi of The League (Feb. 9-10)
  • Michael Ian Black of Wet Hot American Summer (March 2-3)

by Chris Teale September 18, 2017 at 4:30 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

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.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

by Chris Teale September 15, 2017 at 3:45 pm 0

(Updated at 6:10 p.m.) The Arlington Chapter of the National Organization for Women will host a charity indoor bike ride later this month to raise money for local nonprofit Doorways for Women and Families.

The 50-minute ride takes place from 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 23 at Cyclebar, an indoor cycling center at 3400 Columbia Pike. Online reservations are required.

For a $25 donation, participants receive a 50-minute spin class accompanied by a “Girl Power” playlist, as well as cycling shoes, a towel and a water bottle. The local NOW chapter is also asking for song suggestions for its ride playlist.

The event will raise money for Doorways, which works to transform the lives of those who are homeless or face abuse in the community.

Since its founding in 1966, NOW looks to take action to “promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.” NOW’s national organization describes itself as a nonprofit that is the “grassroots arm of the women’s movement.”

by Chris Teale September 15, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

Central Place Plaza (1800 N. Lynn Street) in Rosslyn will host a harvest festival next month during Halloween weekend, the neighborhood’s first.

On Friday, October 27 from 4-10 p.m. and Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., more than 20 vendors will sell various crafts and gifts, while there will be live entertainment and activities including a pie eating contest, cornhole, a pumpkin toss, costumes contests for children and pets.

The event is part of a series of autumnal happenings in Rosslyn.

The neighborhood’s Business Improvement District is hosting Cinema & Pub in the Park at Gateway Park (1300 Lee Highway) tonight — extending its summer film festival into September.

From 6-11 p.m. for the next three Fridays, beer, wine and sangria will be on offer, with food available from on-site food trucks. September 22 will be a family night, with activities beginning at 5 p.m.

The movie schedule is as follows:

  • September 15: “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”
  • September 22: “Lego Batman”
  • September 29: “Golden Eye”

On Tuesdays beginning September 19, Gateway Park will host Yoga in the Park, a yoga class for all experience levels from 6-7:30 p.m. The entire session of five classes costs $20 per person, and attendees should bring a yoga mat.

And on Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. starting September 21, Gateway Park will host Bonfire Concerts around its bonfire pit. Seasonal beers, ciders and wines will be available for purchase, with a different fashion truck on site each week as well as donuts from Mama’s Donut Bites and s’mores from Capital Candy Jar.

The following acts will perform:

Photos via Rosslyn BID.

by Chris Teale September 15, 2017 at 10:45 am 0

Clarendon Day, one of Arlington’s biggest street festivals, is set to return next weekend.

The day-long event is scheduled for Saturday, September 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., centered around the Clarendon Metro station at Clarendon Blvd and N. Highland Street. Organizers said they expect 30,000 visitors if the weather is good.

It will feature several live music stages, a play area for children, arts and crafts vendors and exhibitors from local businesses and nonprofits. Local restaurants will also provide food, with local craft beers and wines also available.

“Clarendon Day is one of Arlington’s best loved and most diverse street festival, with several music stages, a large Kid’s Area, Arts and Crafts vendors, Business and Nonprofit Exhibitors from Clarendon and the region, plenty of great food from local and regional restaurants, Craft beers and Virginia wines, and more,” the event’s website reads.

The traditional International Chili Society Chili Cookoff will also return, with winners qualifying to advance to the World Championship Chili Cookoff next month. Entrants must be ICS members, and can compete in four categories: Red, Chili Verde, Salsa and Homestyle.

Organizers have made some changes for this year’s festival, which is now more than 30 years old. This year, the traditional Clarendon Day 5K and 10K race will be held the following day, Sunday, September 24, starting at 8 a.m.

The course takes runners east along Wilson Blvd and south past Arlington National Cemetery, before runners turn back and finish in Rosslyn.

“This change creates an opportunity for the CA to examine the event layout and logistics,” Clarendon Day organizers wrote.

Clarendon Day itself will benefit local nonprofits Portico Church Arlington and Arlington Independent Media, which are providing volunteer assistance for the event.

Those in the area can expect significant street closures all day Saturday. Organizers recommended biking, walking or taking Metro to the festival.

by Chris Teale September 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm 0

Bishop Michael Burbidge, leader of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, will celebrate mass in honor of all first responders on Saturday afternoon.

The service, set for 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 16 at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More (3901 N. Cathedral Lane), is known as the Blue Mass, a tradition that began in 1934 in D.C.

All police departments and fire and rescue departments in the Diocese of Arlington — comprised of 69 parishes in Northern Virginia — are expected to attend to remember colleagues fallen in the line of duty and pray for those on duty.

“Our first responders offer daily and dedicated service to protect us and our community,” Burbidge said in a statement. “We are most grateful for the selfless sacrifices they make and pray that God will bless and watch over them always.”

Deputy Chief Daniel Murray of the Arlington County Police Department said he will attend, alongside other directors, chiefs, officers and family members.

“We are very appreciative of the diocese recognizing the important functions the first responder community performs,” Murray said in a statement.

Photo courtesy Arlington Catholic Herald

by Chris Teale September 14, 2017 at 4:45 pm 0

An on-street parking space in Rosslyn will become one of six pop-up parks in Arlington County tomorrow (Friday) as part of the worldwide PARK(ing) Day event.

The space at the intersection of Wilson Blvd and N. Oak Street will be transformed into a “parklet,” a sidewalk extension installed in parking spaces that acts as a mini-park. A spokeswoman for the Rosslyn Business Improvement District said the site will be the location of the county’s first permanent “parklet” in spring next year.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors can stop by and have free bagels and coffee from Allspice Cafe, enjoy the outdoor seating and play games like corn hole and foosball in the afternoon. The Rosslyn BID is also offering free giveaways and discount cards for nearby restaurants.

Other “parklets” in Arlington will be found in the parking lot at 15th Street N. (Courthouse) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and at 500 12th Street S. (Pentagon City), 2400 Wilson Blvd (Courthouse), 2900 Clarendon Blvd (Clarendon) and 1000 N. Taylor Street (Ballston) from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

More will spring up across the region, with 28 sites set for D.C. and at least seven for Alexandria. PARK(ing) Day began in San Francisco in 2005 when Rebar, an art and design studio in the city, turned a metered parking space into a temporary public park.

Photo No. 1 via Google Maps, photo No. 2 via Arlington County.

by Chris Teale September 11, 2017 at 5:30 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

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.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

by Chris Teale September 8, 2017 at 4:45 pm 0

Arlington County will remember the 184 victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at a memorial ceremony on Monday morning.

The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. on September 11 at Courthouse Plaza (2100 Clarendon Blvd), at the outdoor flagpoles above the Metro station.

A moment of silence will be observed at 9:37 a.m., marking the time that American Airlines Flight 77 flew into the Pentagon, where 184 people died. The silence will be followed by a playing of “Taps” and a lowering of the flag to half-staff.

The event will also feature a wreath-laying and the presentation of colors.

Capt. David Santini of the Arlington County Fire Department will give welcoming remarks, while local officials including County Manager Mark Schwartz, Fire Chief James Bonzano, Police Chief Jay Farr and Sheriff Beth Arthur will all attend. U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) is also set to be present at the commemorations.

Courtesy photo.

by Chris Teale September 8, 2017 at 3:45 pm 0

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington will host two workshops this weekend to help participants combat racism in their communities.

The first workshop at the church at 4444 Arlington Blvd in Barcroft is tomorrow (Saturday) from 1-5 p.m. Multicultural consultant Paula Cole Jones hosts a free session entitled, “How do we engage in racial justice as UUs?”

Then on Sunday, the church hosts a training in partnership with Rosslyn-based nonprofit Service Never Sleeps on the organization’s signature program, Allyship.

“Allyship is about moving people to a new paradigm of thinking about privilege and marginalized communities,” the event registration page reads. “Allyship promotes the idea that we can be bridge-builders who work together, and support each other toward the common purpose of ensuring equality, equity, and inclusion for everyone.”

The workshop lasts from 1-6 p.m. at the church, and says it will “teach you about the causes of social injustice, how to be an effective ally for marginalized communities, and how to actively influence and educate others.” It is one of four Allyship trainings to be hosted at UUCA this fall, and registration online is required.

Other Allyship trainings at the church are set for October 11, October 18, November 2 and November 5.

by Chris Teale September 6, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

A march from Charlottesville to D.C. against the “toxic ideology of white supremacy in our nation” is set to reach Arlington County this afternoon (Wednesday) before heading onto its final leg.

The March to Confront White Supremacy was organized by local religious leaders and social justice advocates. It began in Charlottesville on August 28 , following the death of Heather Heyer while protesting a white supremacist rally in the city.

Marchers are set to arrive at Gateway Park (1300 Lee Highway) in Rosslyn at 3 p.m. today, then leave for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial for a 4 p.m. rally.

Arlington police said there are no planned road closures to accommodate the march, though ACPD and Virginia State Police will monitor it. Organizers said the march has attracted nearly 1,000 people for its final stages from Fairfax into D.C.

Since beginning in Charlottesville, organizers said they have overcome “inclement weather and threats to stop the march from state police,” on a route that took them 118 miles through “the largely white and rural Virginia countryside.” Today, the march is encountering rainy weather as it arrives at its destination.

In addition to countering the message of the white supremacists who rallied in Charlottesville, march organizers say they are calling “for the removal of President Trump and all other elected officials who embolden and support white supremacists and the end of white supremacist public policies.”

by Chris Teale September 5, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

Arlington County’s public libraries are celebrating “Cosplay Month” for the first time with a series of events at the Westover Branch Library, starting tonight (Monday).

Cosplay is a hobby where participants dress up to represent characters from books, comics, television shows or movies, and now Arlingtonians can learn more with four free events.

“It’s about empowering our patrons through a hybrid of art, fashion, role play, books and sub (geek) culture,” a library spokesman said. “We provide our patrons with the opportunity to transform themselves into their favorite characters from their favorite shows.”

Tonight, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Westover Branch Library (1644 N. McKinley Road), photographer Ashley Loth and cosplay model Jillian Ryan will teach cosplayers how to pose their models, set a storyline and bring their cosplay to life in photographs. The event is aimed at adults and mature high schoolers.

On Tuesday, September 12 at the Westover Branch Library, Star Wars fans can meet the 501st Legion from 7-8:30 p.m. The legion has “spread the magic of the Star Wars genre worldwide” by wearing authentic costumes and hosting charity events, according to an event listing.

September’s Casual Monthly Drawing Meet-Up on Tuesday, September 19 will be themed around cosplay from 6:30-8:30 p.m., while on Saturday, September 30, the Westover Branch Library will host a panel discussion on what it’s like to cosplay when you are a “minority nerd.” The discussion lasts from 1-2:30 p.m., with panelists expected to share their diverse perspectives.

The month of events comes hot on the heels of International Cosplay Day, which took place on the weekend of August 26 and 27 and saw themed events held across the world.

Photo via Twitter

by Chris Teale September 5, 2017 at 11:45 am 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

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.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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