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by Kalina Newman July 17, 2017 at 12:30 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.

Monday

Secrets to Success Podcast *
1776 (2231 Crystal Drive, #1000)
Time: 4-6 p.m.

The Chamber of Commerce is launching its first-ever live podcast recording. The first guest of the series is Pinkie Dent Mayfield of Graham Holdings Company. There will also be networking and food for ticket holders.

Tuesday

Understanding and Supporting Older LBGTQA Community
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

The Arlington Gay & Lesbian Alliance (AGLA) will host a special presentation for seniors in order to discuss the unique challenges dealt by older members of the LGBT community.

Wednesday

Building a Better Digital World: Adults Learn to Code
Central Library Computer Lab (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 4-5 p.m.

This is the second session of a three session series designed to help adults learn how to code. Basic computer and internet skills are a prerequisite for the program.

Thursday

Columbia Movie Nights — The Princess Bride
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 South Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 8:30-10:30 p.m.

This free outdoor screening of the 80s family movie “The Princess Bride” will start just after sunset. In case there is inclement weather, there will be a cancellation notice on Facebook or Twitter.

Friday

“Intern John” Peer Pressure Comedy
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Intern John is the co-host of HOT 99.5’s The Kane Show. Now he’s on the comedy stage full of fresh material. The show is for adults aged 21 and over. There will also be a second show on Saturday night.

Saturday

Crystal City Twilighter 5K *
Crystal City Courtyard Green (2121 Crystal Drive)
Time: 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Run, race and compete with friends during this annual 5K race in downtown Crystal City at dusk. Proceeds from the event will go to Doorways for Women. Specials at local restaurants will be offered following the race.

Major League Quidditch
Thomas Jefferson Community Center (3501 2nd Street S.)
Time: 12-3 p.m.

The Washington Admirals host a three-game series against the Boston Night Riders as part of the national Major League Quidditch regular season. The sport is mixed gender and full contact, and is played by over 500 teams in 26 countries.

Sunday

Sundresses and Sangria Day Party
Pamplona (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 2-7 p.m.

Pamplona is hosting its signature brunch day party. Come dressed in a fancy sundress and enjoy live entertainment on the patio, pitchers of sangria and specials on frozen sangria. All are welcome.

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by Kalina Newman July 10, 2017 at 5:45 pm 0

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce will launch its first ever live podcast series next Monday (July 17), recorded in front of an audience at 1776 in Crystal City.

The series is titled “Secrets to Success” and will host a different Arlington business titan, who will share their stories about the Arlington business world.

The first show will feature Pinkie Dent Mayfield, vice president for corporate affairs and special assistant to the chairman at education and media company Graham Holdings. ARLnow founder Scott Brodbeck will be the program’s moderator and will lead the discussion with Mayfield, who will share her business philosophy at the offices of startup incubator 1776 (2231 Crystal Drive #1000).

Those on hand for the event will be able to ask Mayfield questions during a Q&A segment. The event also features a networking portion and food served from Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

For those unable to attend, the podcast will later be published online.

The evening’s agenda is as follows:

  • 4-4:30 p.m.: Registration and open networking
  • 4:30-5:15 p.m.: Live recorded podcast
  • 5:15-5:30 p.m.: Q&A (not recorded)
  • 5:30-6 p.m.: Networking reception

by Katherine Berko July 10, 2017 at 3:30 pm 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

Arlington Dems Candidate Meet & Greet
Ireland’s Four Courts (2051 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

A happy hour with several candidates. Democrats in attendance will include Attorney General Mark Herring, Delegates Alfonso Lopez and Patrick Hope, County Board candidate Erik Gutshall and School Board candidate Monique O’Grady.

Tuesday

Bad Art Night
Westover Library (1644 N. McKinley Road, Suite 3)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Indulge your creative side by making art in a no-pressure environment. The event is free for attendees 18 and over. Snacks and art supplies will be provided. A trophy will be awarded for the creation voted “Worst of all.”

Wednesday

College Application Essay Writing
Aurora Hills Branch Library (835 18th Street S.)
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Two veteran educators of Arlington Public Schools will teach students how to choose a topic, prepare and write both common and supplemental college essays. They will also explain how to make essays stand out to college admissions staff.

Thursday

Family Open House *
The Sycamore School (4600 Fairfax Drive, 3rd Floor)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Parents and prospective students can get a sense of The Sycamore School’s environment. The event will have several 30-minute “pop-up” classrooms so prospective students can get a taste of the educational style of the school.

Remembering Arlington: A Look at Vanished Businesses
Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Charlie “Our Man in Arlington” Clark, a columnist and local historian, will give a talk on the vanishing businesses of Arlington. He will also welcome contributions from the audience of favorite businesses and stores they remember.

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

This week, as part of CPRO’s 30 Years: Celebrating the Great Movies of 1987 (ish), “Raising Arizona” will be shown. Rated PG-13, the movie is part of the community center’s ongoing 1980s film series on Thursday nights after sunset.

Friday

Nonprofit Forum
WETA (2775 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Learn how to get your business in the policy arena to impact legislation. The event will be held by four experienced panelists who will discuss how to advocate effectively, get in front of legislators and communicate messages about policy.

Saturday

Columbia Pike Movie Nights at Penrose Square – “Predator”
Penrose Square (2503 Columbia Pike)
Time: 8:30-10:30 p.m.

As part of CPRO’s 30 Years: Celebrating the Great Movies of 1987 (ish), the rated R movie “Predator,” will be showing in Penrose Square. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, the film takes place in Central America and has plenty of extraterrestrial life.

Sunday

Up Against the Stream
Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 3-5 p.m.

The Hispanic Access Foundation and U.S Fish and Wildlife are hosting a free yoga event together. Attendees will learn about the fascinating lives of salmon while doing yoga, then they will have the chance to participate in art activities.

Build a Better World: An Enlightening Look at Sanitation
Shirlington Branch Library (4200 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

A talk by Karen Pallansch, the CEO of Alexandria Renew Enterprises. She will discuss what happens to the local water supply when dirty water is flushed into the Potomac River and eventually ends ups trickling back down the sink faucet.

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by Kalina Newman July 7, 2017 at 3:45 pm 0

The Crystal City Twilighter, a mid-summer 5K race through the heart of Crystal City, is just over a couple of weeks away.

The race begins Saturday, July 22 at 8:30 p.m. Participants can either register as individuals, or as part of a team with other runners.

The race begins at 2121 Crystal Drive at the Crystal City Courtyard Green, and follows Crystal Drive past Long Bridge Park.

Teams must register with a minimum of five members to participate, and include at least two male and two female runners.

Once a team is registered, they can choose to be in one of three divisions: Racing Clubs and Teams; Community Run Clubs; or Pacers Neighborhood Fun Runs.

This year teams in each division will be competing for points in four categories: being the biggest, fastest, strongest and smartest.

The points for the biggest team are awarded to the team with the most runners, while the fastest team will earn points for speed based on the combined finish times of its five fastest runners. To earn points for being the smartest team, members participate in a six-question round of Trivial Pursuit before the race.

After the race, specials for participants will be available at local bars and restaurants.

by Kalina Newman July 3, 2017 at 12:15 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

Fourth of July Holiday BBQ
Heritage Brewpub & Roastery (1300 N Fillmore Street)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:00 a.m.

Join Heritage Brewpub on the Fourth of July for an exclusive menu only around for the day that includes BBQ beef ribs, beer brats and pints of beer crafted in-house. All you need to do is wear red, white and blue.

July 4th Celebration at Long Bridge Park
Long Bridge Park (475 Long Bridge Drive)
Time: 5-10 p.m.

Join the patriotic spirit with food trucks, live music, sports and games for all ages, moon bounces (weather permitting), face painting and great views of the fireworks display from the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

 

Wednesday

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

Come to Osteria de Nino on the first Wednesday of every month for a complimentary wine tasting at the bar and also purchase wines at a special discount. In addition, R.W.K wines speaker Robert W. Kennedy will join the event.

Thursday

Didgeridoo Down Under
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 4-5 p.m.

This high energy, Australia-themed show combines music, science, comedy, culture, audience participation and character building into one. The show is family friendly and admission is free.

Friday

Jade Catta-Preta LIVE
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Jade Catta-Preta is a Brazilian born comic and actress working in Los Angeles and New York. She has appeared on numerous series including Manhattan Love Story, The Jim Gaffigan Show and Angel from Hell.

Saturday

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Used Book Sale *
St. Mary’s (2609 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

There will be a wide selection of books at bargain prices. Shop early for the best selection and join church members for some lemonade and cookies while you shop. All proceeds and leftover books are donated to the Arlington Pediatric Center.

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by Katherine Berko June 30, 2017 at 10:00 am 0

BlerDCon, an “exclusively inclusive” convention for geeks of all colors and backgrounds, arrives at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City (2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy) today.

BlerDCon strives to help people embrace their inner nerd across a variety of genres, including “anime, comic books, sci-fi, gaming or cosplay.” It’s taking place today through Sunday, July 2.

The weekend’s events will include panels, celebrity guests, presentations, workshops, gaming tournaments, cosplay contests and more.

The convention will be open 24 hours each day. Tickets start at $45 per person.

More from the BlerDCon website:

Despite the rapid growth of the nerd universe, however, conventions have failed to proportionately represent the expansive minority nerd audience. Fans of all backgrounds and cultures are embracing their inner nerd. This includes POC (Black, Asian, Latino, etc.), women, disabled, LGBTQ and many more types of nerds across the globe. This is where BlerDCon comes in.

For those who don’t know, “Blerd” is an acronym for Black nerd; this has become a phrase embraced by minority nerds of all backgrounds, no matter what their skin color. The word blerd has evolved to become a symbol of unity for all nerds; BlerDCon is a team of lifetime geeks that has rallied around this concept to create a con for all.

BlerDCon says it anticipates between 3,000-4,000 attendees.

by Brooke Giles June 28, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

For the sixth year, Long Bridge Park near Crystal City will host Arlington’s official Fourth of July celebration.

The free event will run for 5 to 10 p.m. and features games, activities, music and fireworks watching.

From 5-8:30 p.m., the Department of Parks and Recreation will host free moonbounces, face painting and balloon art.

The department will host family games from 5-7:45 p.m. D.C. Fray, formerly United Social Sports, will provide free games like giant Jenga and giant Connect Four.

Live music will play throughout the night, including Steve Lauri of the Hollies, DJ Baronhawk Poitier and Jeff From Accounting.

Food vendors will sell food during the celebration. Food trucks from Basic Burger, Mac’s Donuts, KimchiBBQ Taco, The Big Cheese are scheduled for the event among others.

The fireworks on the National Mall are scheduled to start at 9:09 p.m. and last for 17 minutes.

On-site parking will not be available for attendees. Free shuttles are available from 4:30-10:30 p.m. between the park and the Pentagon City and Crystal City Metro stations.

In addition to Long Bridge, several communities in the county will have their own celebrations that day, including:

  • Albemarle parade and celebration
  • Barcroft parade
  • Bell ringing in the Bluemont neighborhood
  • Douglas Park parade and picnic
  • Fairlington Villages parade
  • Lee Heights parade and celebration
  • Lyon Village parade and celebration

Other places to watch the fireworks in Arlington include:

  • Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
  • U.S. Air Force Memorial
  • Gateway Park in Rosslyn
  • Gravelly Point
  • Iwo Jima Memorial
  • Key Bridge
  • Pentagon Reservation

by Kalina Newman June 26, 2017 at 1:15 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

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

This event is hosted by best-selling author and nationally-ranked real estate agent Dan Lesniak. Dan and his team have developed a special process to help thousands of local families buy or sell their home.

Wednesday

State of the County/Public Safety Awards
Hyatt Regency Crystal City (2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy)
Time: 7:30-9:30 a.m.

This annual event will include an address by County Board Chair Jay Fisette, who will highlight the economic and development status of Arlington. Public safety personnel and first responders will also be honored.

A Clockwork Orange at Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse (2309 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:45 p.m.

Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 classic about morality and psychological control caused such an uproar that Kubrick himself demanded that it be pulled from theaters. Gather together some of your best droogs and get ready for a dystopian evening.

Thursday

Outdoor Screening of Spaceballs
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 8:35 p.m.

Limited seating is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis for this free outdoor movie series. You are encouraged to bring your own chair and to check the CPRO Facebook page or Twitter feed in the event of inclement weather.

Friday

Turtle Recall at Clarendon Grill
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 9:30 p.m.

D.C. cover band Turtle Recall is performing at Clarendon Grill, starting around 9:30 p.m. Playing a mix of pop, rock and folk, Turtle Recall describes itself as “a super fun band that’s all over the spectrum.”

Saturday

All American Bar Crawl 2017
Various Clarendon bars
Time: 1-9 p.m.

Enjoy exclusive specials while bar-hopping between Clarendon’s most popular bars with thousands of other partying patriots. Featuring Fourth of July inspired drink specials, party favors and star spangled shenanigans.

Sunday

Sundresses and Sangria Day Party In Clarendon
Pamplona (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 3-9 p.m.

Come and enjoy one of the most significant weekends of the year and Pamplona’s inaugural Sundress & Sangria Day Party. Expect sundresses, patio entertainment, sangria pitchers and frozen sangria, Pamplona’s best bites, and more.

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by ARLnow.com June 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm 0

Members and residents of the WeWork and WeLive in Crystal City (2221 S. Clark Street) will get to experience the wonders of the Goat Yoga craze on Friday.

Real, live baby goats will be brought to the office’s beer garden from 6-8 p.m. They will roam around during a yoga class, nuzzle up to participants and sometime climb on top of their backs.

“After the practice we will hold a happy hour where you can mingle and chat about your experience,” says a poster for the event.

For those who’d prefer practicing yoga with pets rather than barnyard animals, Arlington-based yoga instructor Beth Wolfe is hosting a Kitten and Adoptable Pet Yoga session next week at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive), featuring roaming, cuddly pets that are up for adoption.

Wolfe is also hosting “Silent Disco Yoga,” featuring participants listening to music via wireless headphones, at Shirlington’s Energy Club gym rooftop on Friday. Additionally, she hosts a monthly “Beer Yoga” at Capitol City Brewing in Shirlington, with the next session scheduled for Monday.

Photo courtesy C.J. Cross/Facebook

by Kalina Newman June 20, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

The Alzheimer’s Association of the National Capital Area will partner with several Clarendon businesses tomorrow (Wednesday) to raise money for those suffering with Alzheimer’s.

Known as Clarendon Cares, participating businesses will offer special deals for the occasion and a portion of their proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. The fundraiser coincides with the association’s “Longest Day” event, which encourages people to give on the summer solstice.

Anyone who can’t make it to any of the participating businesses Wednesday can donate online to help the Alzheimer’s Association reach its goal of raising $5,000.

And those posting on social media that day are encouraged to use the hashtag #ClarendonCares.

Local businesses participating are:

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 Kalina Newman June 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0

A number of roads will close this weekend for the Columbia Pike Blues Festival.

The Blues Fest stage is located near the intersection of Columbia Pike and S. Walter Reed Drive. The free event will include several performers, food vendors, activities for children and other vendors.

The festival is taking place on Saturday, June 17. The closures, below, are scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., according to a county press release.

  • S. Walter Reed Drive from Columbia Pike to 9th Street S. (Motorists can use 7th Street S. to S. Highland Street as a detour)
  • 9th Road S. from S. Garfield Street to S. Walter Reed Drive
  • 9th Street S. from S. Highland Street to S. Walter Reed Drive

There will be temporary “No Parking” signs placed around the area and illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed or towed. If you are towed from a public street, call 703-558-2222.

by Kalina Newman June 16, 2017 at 11:00 am 0

Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) will host a forum on the future of net neutrality in two weeks.

The event is happening on Monday, June 26 from 7:30-9 p.m. Beyer will be joined by former Federal Communications Commission chair Tom Wheeler and former FCC general counsel Jonathan Sallet.

The forum will take place in George Mason University’s Founders Hall (3351 N. Fairfax Drive) and is free to attend, though registration is strongly advised.

Net neutrality is a principle that prohibits internet service providers from speeding up, slowing down or blocking any content. For example, without net neutrality rules a cable company could intentionally slow down the Netflix video streaming service as a way to force people to use its own streaming service instead.

Advocates worry that if the FCC rolls back net neutrality protections, companies like Verizon, AT&T and Comcast could have control over internet content. Currently the FCC is soliciting comments to its email inbox at [email protected], to better understand the potential impact net neutrality abolition could have on internet users.

by Kalina Newman June 12, 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.

Monday

50th Anniversary of Loving Day
Busboys and Poets (4251 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Busboys and Poets in Shirlington will host a celebration of “Loving Day,” the 50th anniversary of the landmark Loving vs. Virginia decision, legalizing interracial marriages for couples across the country.

Tuesday

Primary Results Watch Party With Arlington Democrats
Bell20 American Tavern (1999 Jefferson Davis Highway)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Right after the polls close, join Arlington Democrats to watch the results from the Virginia primary to select candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor and House of Delegates. There is a phone bank session before happy hour.

Wednesday

We All Scream: The Fall of the Gifford’s Ice Cream Empire
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Gifford’s was a beloved ice cream company in the D.C. area for more than 70 years. Few knew what was going on behind the scenes: missing cash and a devastating suicide, now in a novel by Andrew Gifford, the last family heir.

Remember Arlington’s Vanished Businesses *
Phelan Hall, Marymount University (2087 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Hear columnist and historian Charlie Clark lead a talk on Arlington’s vanishing businesses. The meet-and-greet will begin at 7 p.m., dinner at 7:25 p.m. and the program at 8 p.m. Dinners are $28 for members and $30 for non-members.

Thursday

3 Short Films to Stop Islamaphobia *
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Join Amnesty International of Northern Virginia for three short films aimed at combating Islamophobia and dispelling myths about Muslim refugees. Remarks to follow by Naureen Shah and Rev. David Lindsey of Little River.

Friday

Community Chorus Spring Concert
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

“Earth, Wind and Fire” is the theme of the Arlington Community Chorus spring concert at the Kenmore Middle School black box theater. The concert will feature choral, solo and ensemble performances. Admission is free.

Jackie and The Treehorns at The Rhodeside Grill
Rhodeside Grill (1836 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 9:30 p.m – 12 a.m

Come out for a free live rock concert while you enjoy food and drinks at the Rhodeside Grill. Local heroes Jackie and the Treehorns headline the night. Cart Horse open the night at 9:30 p.m. The show goes on until midnight.

Saturday

Columbia Pike Blues Festival
Columbia Pike and S. Walter Reed Drive
Time: 1-8:30 p.m.

Presented by the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization, the Columbia Pike Blues Festival has a full lineup of blues, R&B and funk performers of national and regional note, including a headline performance by Bettye Lavette.

Summer Crawfish Boil with Bluegrass and Virginia Craft Beer
Rustico Ballston (4075 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 12-4 p.m.

Chef Stephen McRae will be serving up fresh Louisiana crawfish, sausage, corn on the cob and red potatoes, while beer director Greg Engert will be pouring eight different beers. Two bluegrass bands will also perform, with fun games in the courtyard.

Nauck Annual Antique & Classic Car Show
Drew Model School and Community Center (2500 23rd Street S.)
Time: 12-5 p.m.

Everyone is invited to come show off or view antique and classic cars at the Nauck car show. There will be a fish fry and a BBQ, and also a men’s health forum to educate the public on men’s custody rights, child care, police encounters and more.

Sunday

WineMaker Dinner *
Osteria de Nino (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: Noon – 5 p.m.

Enjoy an evening featuring four courses and five wines. Cuisine is paired with wines to enhance each course. A truly unique experience designed for the most enthusiastic wine lovers and foodies; tickets for the event are $75.

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by Chris Teale June 9, 2017 at 4:45 pm 0

The streets of Arlington are being readied ahead of this weekend’s Armed Forces Cycling Classic, the arrival of thousands of competing bicyclists, support teams and spectators.

Races will take place Saturday and Sunday for amateurs and professionals alike, with police set to close roads across various neighborhoods to accommodate the festivities.

And in preparation, as of Friday afternoon crews have begun putting out traffic cones, tents and barriers for the competition, which begins early Saturday morning.

Saturday is the Clarendon Cup, which brings with it numerous road closures in Clarendon, while Sunday is the Crystal Cup in Crystal City, again with more closures in that neighborhood.

The Capital Weather Gang anticipates heat and humidity will descend on the area this weekend, so riders and spectators should be careful and stay hydrated.

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