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by Heather Mongilio — October 6, 2015 at 1:30 pm 0

Two people take a tree home during the Crytal City's Bid Tropical Storm (Courtesy of Crystal City BID)

(Updated at 1:50 p.m.) There will be a “frenzy” at the Crystal City Farmer’s Market next week, as the Crystal City Business Improvement District gives away tropical plants ahead of the cold weather months.

Prospective adoptive plant owners can stop by the Crystal City BID’s tent to pick up a fern, palm tree or other tropical flora at 3 p.m. next Tuesday, Oct. 13 at the Crystal City FreshFarm Farmer’s Market.

The BID gets the plants for its “Floral Frenzy-Tropical Storm” event through a partnership with Vornado/Charles E. Smith, said BID president Angie Fox. Vornado removes the tropical plants in its planters around Crystal City to replace them with evergreen trees for the winter — the BID then gives away the old plants.

“Tropical Storm allows community residents and workers to rescue tropical ferns and other plants that would otherwise be thrown into the compost pile,” the BID said on its website.

The palm trees given away can grow up to 7 or 8 feet tall, can live year-round inside and are not difficult to keep alive, Fox said.

“We bring them out and Vornado brings planters, and people just grab [plants] and walk down the street,” she said.

The event, which is part of the BID’s Crystal Green program, is well attended and plants are usually gone within 30 minutes, Fox said.

Tropical Storm is a great way for Crystal City residents and workers to adopt plants and support sustainable landscaping practices within our community,” Fox said in a statement. “The Floral Frenzy program provides hundreds of plants for re-use annually while celebrating Crystal City’s beautifully landscaped streetscapes and open spaces.”

The farmers market takes place on Tuesdays from 3-7 p.m. on Crystal Drive, between 18th and 20th streets. The market’s last day of the year is Nov. 24.

Photo courtesy of the Crystal City BID. Disclosure: Crystal City BID is an ARLnow.com advertiser.

by Eleanor Greene — October 5, 2015 at 11:35 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.


Waiting for interviewInterviewing Strategies and Tactics Career Seminar*
Link Locale (3140 Washington Blvd)
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.

We will tackle common questions and teach a process for answering any interview question. Learn how to present stories from your professional experience, so that you come across as confident, competent and articulate. Register on Eventbrite.


EnvironmentalForum-logoEnvironmental County Board Candidates Forum*
Arlington Trades Center (2700 S. Taylor Street)
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Arlington’s environmental groups host a forum with County Board candidates Audrey Clement, Katie Cristol, Christian Dorsey and Mike McMenamin. Learn about the candidates’ positions on parks and environmental issues affecting the county.


Mrs-Lees-Rose-GardenArlington Historical Society Presents Mrs. Lee’s Rose Garden
Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.

The Arlington Historical Society will host author Carlo DeVito in the Reinsch Library auditorium as he discusses his book “Mrs. Lee’s Rose Garden: The True Story of the Founding of Arlington.” The event is free and open to the public.


Fall fest bounce houseSaint Ann Family Fall Festival*
Saint Ann School and Church grounds (980 N. Frederick Street)
Time: 10 a.m. -4 p.m.

The day has fun for everyone, including rides and games for kids, live entertainment and variety of food. Adults will love the beer garden and sales with local merchants. Admission is free and the event is rain or shine. Proceeds go to Saint Ann School.

Ball-Sellers-HouseBall-Sellers Antique Appraisal Roadshow
Carlin Hall (5711 4th Street S.)
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The Second Annual Appraisal Roadshow is a fundraiser for Arlington’s oldest structure-the Ball-Sellers House. Participants should arrive at 9:30 a.m. and bring an antique to be appraised by experts. Appraisal is $25 per person to benefit Ball-Sellers House.


Kidsave hug imageKidsave Wine Tasting at ScrewTop*
ScrewTop Wine Bar (1025 N. Fillmore Street)
Time: 4 – 6 p.m.

Hear all about Kidsave in this 3rd annual wine tasting and fundraiser. Enjoy wine and appetizers with friends and meet the Hubbard and Buckley families. Visit with successful volunteers and adoptive parents. Registration is $50 on Eventbrite.

Shirlington Oktoberfest new date16th Annual Shirlington Oktoberfest (Re-scheduled)
The Village at Shirlington (4001 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 12 – 7 p.m.

Enjoy a German-style Oktoberfest! Attendees are invited to dress up for German food and drink from regional breweries. Tickets are $30 and include a glass and 10 drink tickets. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. on the day of. Event is free for non-drinkers.

Twisted Vines (Flickr pool photo by Facebook)Walking Dead Season Premiere Party*
Twisted Vines Bistro and Bottleshop (2803 Columbia Pike)
Time: 8 – 11:30 p.m.

Join Twisted Vines for the Walking Dead Season 6 premiere! We will have unlimited special appetizers and themed drinks served in the bar area. Limited tickets available, reserve now! Tickets are $45 and can be reserved online.

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by Heather Mongilio — October 1, 2015 at 4:30 pm 0

Metal recycling at E-CARE (photo via Arlington County DES)Arlington’s biannual Environmental Collection and Recycling Event (E-CARE) has been rescheduled for the end of October due to rainy weather.

The recycling event will now happen on Halloween (Oct. 31) from 8:30 a.m to 3 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Middle School (125 S. Old Glebe Road).

“The Arlington Environmental Collection and Recycling Event (E-CARE) is an event where Arlington residents can safely dispose of household hazardous materials and recycle bikes, small metal items, shoes and clothing, among other things,” the county said on its website.

The county is waiving the $20 recycling fee for televisions and $15 recycling fee for computer monitors due to the inconvenience of having to reschedule.

E-CARE was originally scheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 3, but was cancelled as the result of anticipated rain from a nor’easter hitting the area this weekend.

by Eleanor Greene — September 28, 2015 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.


Seminar-group-shotNetworking 101 & Your Personal Elevator Pitch Career Seminar*
Link Locale (3140 Washington Blvd)
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Did you know 70 percent of jobs are found through networking? Learn to make an elevator pitch and gain contacts. Session will have a simulation networking meeting. Register on Eventbrite.


Affordable Housing Month logo (via Arlington County)APAH Affordable Housing Month Open House
Buchanan Gardens Apartments (926 S. Buchanan Street)
Time: 8 – 8:45 a.m.

The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing welcomes you to learn more during open houses. Learn about and discuss topics such as: what is affordable housing? Who lives in affordable housing? Why is it important? How is it financed?


PrideRocksPride on the Rocks – Festival Countdown*
Redrocks Arlington (2501 9th Road S.)
Time: 6 – 11 p.m.

Trivia! Raffle! Frivolity! Free parking! “Pride on the Rocks” features food and drink specials, team trivia, and more! Team trivia starts at 7:30pm, and there are prizes! RedRocks Arlington donates 10 percent of all sales that evening to Northern Virginia Pride!

Pump and Dump Evening of ComedyThe Pump and Dump: A Parentally Incorrect Show and Night Out For Once
Arlington Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:45 p.m. – 10 p.m.

“The Pump and Dump” is a night out to make you laugh away a kid-filled day. Comedian/musician Shayna Ferm and her sidekick, MC Doula, host this evening of comedy. Tickets are $20.


Arlington bike leafAnnual Arlington Fun Ride*
Crystal City (18th Street and Crystal Drive)
Time: 8 a.m. -12 p.m.

This scenic, family-friendly event will give riders a chance to experience the paved trails of the “Arlington Loop.” Riders may choose to stop at rest stops in Crystal City, Columbia Pike, Ballston and Rosslyn. Learn more at www.arlingtonfunride.org.

Metal recycling at E-CARE (photo via Arlington County DES)E-CARE Fall Recycling Event
Thomas Jefferson Middle School (125 S. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Arlington Environmental Collection and Recycling Event (E-CARE) is an event where Arlington residents can safely dispose of hazardous materials and recycle many household items. Here is a complete list of accepted items.

TED x ArlingtonTEDx Arlington
Spectrum Theater (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

TEDx is just like the famed Ted Talks you see online. At TEDxArlington, we will explore connectedness from different layered perspectives including family, neighbors, community. Tickets are $75 and must be purchased in advance.


Workers are installing 250 solar panels on the roof of the Arlington Central LibrarySolar Home Tour
706 N. Ivy Street
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Two buildings near the Clarendon Metro will be open for view as part of a national solar home tour. See solar water heating, a direct-exchange HVAC system and much more. Groups, students, families welcome. For information email [email protected].

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by Eleanor Greene — September 23, 2015 at 11:30 am 376 0

Shirlington Oktoberfest 2015 bannerCapitol City Brewing will be hosting the 16th Annual Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest in Shirlington on Saturday, October 3 from 12-7 p.m.

The event will feature more than 60 local breweries, food from local vendors and authentic German music and food. As usual, Oktoberfest will be held along Campbell Avenue at The Village at Shirlington. 

“We have about 90 vendors, 65 breweries, thousands of people come out, it’s just a whole lot of fun,” said Sean Carney, a manager at the brewery’s Shirlington location. Carney says he expects two to three thousand people to come to the event, “Maybe even more… it’s one of the bigger festivals in the fall around here, that’s what gets people so excited.”

Tickets are $30 for the the beer tasting, which includes 10 four-ounce pours, wristband and tasting glass. For non-drinkers, the event is free to attend.

Arlington County has made a video publicizing ways to get there without using a car, both as part of Arlington’s Car-Free Diet, as well as to encourage responsible drinking.

by Eleanor Greene — September 21, 2015 at 1:35 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.


Seminar-group-shotResumes and Cover Letters Career Seminar*
Link Locale (3140 Washington Blvd)
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.

If you haven’t refreshed your resume lately, come hear about the newest trends for resumes and cover letters in hiring and recruiting, so bring along your resume. Visit the Eventbrite page to register.


Class at Yorktown High SchoolESL English Classes*
Redeemer Church of Arlington (716 S. Glebe Road)
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

This is the first class in a fall session of classes for English-language learners. Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels are available. New students have a $25 fee, which includes the cost of books. Scholarships are available.


YEAlogo-gifYoung Entrepreneurs Academy Information Session
Arlington Chamber of Commerce (2009 14th Street N.)
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is a groundbreaking class that transforms students into entrepreneurs. The class (comprised of students aged 11-18) meets one day a week from October through May. Pre-registration for the session is encouraged.


Plants at Arlington Central Library's volunteer gardenWednesdays in the Garden Programs
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

This series of programs, taught by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and VCE Master Gardeners, teaches gardening skills to a wide audience. This week’s topic is “Inside Arlington Kitchens: Tasting Our Cultures.” No registration required. 


Conversations with Tyler: A Conversation with Dani Rodrik*
Founders Hall, GMU Arlington Campus (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Dani Rodrik, one of the most influential voices on globalization and economic development, will join George Mason University Professor Tyler Cowen for a wide-ranging intellectual dialogue as part of the Conversations with Tyler series.


Affordable Housing Month logo (via Arlington County)Affordable Housing Bike Tour
Clarendon Blvd & N. Pierce Street
Time: 9:30-11 a.m.

Tour Arlington’s affordable housing properties, including Parc Rosslyn, which has 101 affordable units and Colonial Village, with 162 affordable units. The event is free. No reservation necessary, but RSVP to [email protected].

Scenes from Clarendon Day 2011Clarendon Day
Around the Clarendon Metro Station
Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

The 18th Annual Clarendon Day Street Festival is everything a street fair should be. Last year, well over 30,000 people attended. The event starts with a 10K/5K/Kids Dash race in the morning, followed by live musical performances, crafts, food and more.



Many Hopes 5K Run/Walk*
Gateway Park (1300 Lee Hwy)
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Join us as we run/walk the Custis Trail, while supporting Many Hopes’ mission to to make positive change in coastal Kenya. All fees and donations will go directly to operations on the ground. Registration is $35 in advance, $45 day-of.

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by ARLnow.com — September 18, 2015 at 5:10 pm 628 0

2015 Nauck Civic Pride Day FlyerThe Nauck neighborhood will hold its annual Civic and Community Pride Day on Saturday.

The event, which is being held from noon to 6 p.m. at Drew Model School and the Nauck Town Square, will feature live music and dancing, local vendors, entertainers and speakers, a health fair, and a fish fry and barbecue.

For kids, there will be a moon bounce, a cake walk and a video game truck.

For adults, there will be a voter registration booth, HIV testing and representatives from the public defender’s office, according to an event flyer.

by ARLnow.com — September 18, 2015 at 3:40 pm 644 0

Backyard beer fest posterThe Arlington County Police Department is planning a some road closures for the Rosslyn Backyard Beer Festival on Saturday.

The event is being held at Rosslyn’s Gateway Park in two sessions, one from 1-4 p.m. and the other from 7-10 p.m. Organized in part by Project DC Events, best known for their Clarendon bar crawls, the festival will feature more than 60 craft brews and live music.

More than 30 breweries are expected to participate, including Flying Dog from Frederick, Maryland, Old Ox Brewery from Ashburn and D.C. breweries Atlas Brew Works and DC Brau. Tickets are now $35-45.

To help accommodate the large crowds expected for the event, police will be flocking off the southbound lanes of N. Fort Myer Drive for most of the day, directing traffic coming into Rosslyn via the Key Bridge to a detour that runs up Lee Highway.

In a press release, the police department warned of the following traffic impacts:

  • “Southbound lanes of N. Fort Myer Drive between east and westbound Lee Highway will be closed from 10:00 a.m. to [midnight]. Detour signs will be posted.”
  • “Heavy pedestrian traffic is anticipated between the hours of 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., be prepared for delays.”
  • “DETOUR (coming from Key Bridge on N. Fort Myer Drive) around the event will be directed west on Lee Highway, then south on Scott Street, followed by Veitch Street.”
  • “Street parking in the area may be restricted. Motorists should be on the lookout for temporary ‘No Parking’ signs. Illegally parked vehicles may be ticketed or towed. If your vehicle is towed from a public street, call 703-558-2222.”

by Heather Mongilio — September 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm 750 0

Outdoor movie in Crystal CityThe Crystal City Business Improvement District wants to scare the daylights of people this October by holding a series of nighttime scary movie screenings.

The BID and Charles E. Smith/Vornado will show a scary movie every Monday in October, starting with 1989 horror flick “Pet Semetary” on Oct. 5 at approximately 6:45 p.m.

“With most of the area’s summer film series wrapping up before the fall, we saw an opportunity to expand the fun,” Crystal City BID President Angela Fox said in a statement. “The cooler fall temperatures and earlier sunsets combined with Halloween make for the perfect opportunity for a scary experience.”

Movies will be shown in the courtyard on S. Bell Street between 18th Street S. and 20th Street S. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes to the screenings and can win a $20 to Schakolad Chocolate Factory (1750 Crystal Drive) by tweeting or Instagramming a photo with the hashtag #CrystalScream — a take on the name of the BID’s “Crystal Screen” summer movie series.

Each movie’s start will vary depending on sunset, between 6:15-6:45 p.m., but should before 8:30 p.m. The schedule is as follows:

Disclosure: Crystal City BID is an ARLnow.com advertiser.

by ARLnow.com — September 16, 2015 at 4:45 pm 756 0

Crystal City Coffee with a Cop flyerResidents of Crystal City and surrounding neighborhoods are invited to have “Coffee with a Cop” at an event hosted by the Arlington County Police Department’s Second District Team Thursday night.

The event is being held tomorrow (Sept. 17) at the new Bob & Edith’s Diner at 539 23rd Street S., from 4-7 p.m.

“Coffee with a Cop has no agenda or speeches,” says a flyer for the event. “The event is a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your District.”

One possible topic of concern for neighbors: the as-yet unsolved murder of Bonnie Delgado Black in nearby Aurora Highlands. Black’s ex-husband’s house, also in Aurora Highlands, was searched by investigators two weeks ago but so far no arrests have been made in the case.

by Heather Mongilio — September 16, 2015 at 3:45 pm 1,012 0

Mixed income housing discussion flyer

The Alliance for Housing Solutions and Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization will hold a panel discussion tonight about the positive aspects and challenges of mixed-income housing in Arlington.

The event will run from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike). The discussion comes in the middle of “Affordable Housing Month” and days before the County Board will discuss the Affordable Housing Master Plan.

Panelists, including a banker, an Arlington County official and developers who have worked with mixed income housing sites, will talk about what mixed housing is and where it does and does not work, said AHS Executive Director Mary Rouleau.

“We’re sponsoring this to get some people on stage who have dealt with mixed-income housing developments,” Rouleau said.

The event is intended to be an informational discussion, she said, adding that panelists will be talking about the positives and complications with mixed income housing.

“From our [CPRO] side I would just say: that the focus of this event is to provide first hand information (and education) on what mixed-income housing development actually is and what are the economic pre-requisites for successfully developing mixed-income housing projects,” CPRO Executive Director Takis Karantonis said in an email.

Panelists include Paul Browne with Wesley Housing Development Corporation, John Welsh with AHC, Inc., Ed Delany with Capital One Bank and Steve Cover with Arlington County.

“The invited panelists are among the most knowledgeable professionals on this topic and will offer the audience a great opportunity to learn and discuss,” Karantonis said.

A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion, allowing attendees to ask question about the complications of mixed-income housing. Many Arlington residents have responded well to the idea of mixed-income housing, Rouleau said.

“It’s complicated and we are just trying to explain to the community that we can’t just wave a magic wand and have mixed incoming housing developments,” she said.

Mixed-income housing is one solution to bringing more affordable housing to the area, including Columbia Pike neighborhoods, Rouleau said. Under the Affordable Housing Plan, the county will add roughly 15,800 affordable housing units.

“You can look at mixed income housing in two ways,” Rouleau said. “One, you have a building. In that footprint, you have housing for people with mixed incomes.”

The other would be a neighborhood that has houses that are completely affordable and homes that are affordable to higher income families, she said.

Mixed-income housing is an important part of the vision for Columbia Pike, Karantonis said.

“The Pike should offer housing opportunities to all types of residents across all income levels. As a community we committed not to exclude any group of residents (either on the higher or lower end of the income scale), he said in an email. “It is a declared goal of the Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Plan to avoid the displacement of any of its current residents, and actually grow by attracting the most diverse population. The Pike revitalization project is in its essence a mixed-income corridor.”

by Heather Mongilio — September 16, 2015 at 1:45 pm 949 0

Beckett's Celtic Festival flyer (via Samuel Beckett's)

A bit of Ireland is coming to Campbell Avenue in Shirlington with the return of the annual Beckett’s Celtic Festival this Saturday, Sept. 19.

“The Beckett’s Celtic Festival is a celebration of Celtic food, drink and culture. It is an opportunity for the community to come together, enjoy themselves and take in the very best of Irish music, dance, food, drink and all around ‘craic,'” said Daniel Perranzas, a manger at festival host Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub (2800 S. Randolph Street).

The festival runs from noon to 7 p.m. and there will be about 20 vendors lining Campbell Avenue, selling beer and food. Samuel Beckett’s will have a vendor stand and will sell Irish delicacies like shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash, corned beef reuben’s, Irish sausage rolls and bratwurst, Perranzas said.

Vendors will sell Irish draft beers, including Guinness, Smithwicks and Harp, along with Magner’s Cider and wine, he said.

There will also be live music and Irish dancing, both outside and inside the pub.

“The Celtic Festival was started three years ago as a way to connect with a community that has shown us such great warmth and hospitality and also to emphasize the deep connection that Irish heritage and culture holds within the many residents of this and every community,” Perranzas said. 

The Arlington County Police Department will close Campbell Avenue from S. Randolph Street to the parking garage at the Harris Teeter in Shirlington (4250 Campbell Ave.) from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday for the festival.

by Heather Mongilio — September 15, 2015 at 11:50 am 1,396 0

Scenes from Clarendon Day 2011Music and the smell of chili will fill the air around the Clarendon Metro station on Saturday, Sept. 26 for the 18th annual Clarendon Day.

There will be arts and crafts, food, beer, music and the annual chili cookoff, all on Clarendon and Wilson Blvds outside the Clarendon Metro station. The free festival will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., an hour longer than previous years.

There will about 25 bands playing across four stages, with the headliner Slam Allen Band playing blues and soul on the Main Stage at 4:30 p.m.

“Slam Allen is not only pretty good, he is taking the blues world by storm having sat at No. 1 on the Roots Music Report Blues List for 16 straight weeks with top single and album,” said Anders Thueson with Songs, Writers and Poets, one of the festival’s sponsors.

Slam Allen will play until 6 p.m., but the other four stages, including one dedicated to dance performances, will close at 5 p.m., said Matt Hussmann, executive director of the Clarendon Alliance.

For the third year in a row, Clarendon Day is also home to the annual chili cookoff, sanctioned by the International Chili Society and sponsored by Hard Times Cafe.

Members of the chili society will enter their best recipes for red chili, chili verde, salsa and homestyle chili in hopes of winning and moving on the the World Championship Chili Cookoff this October in Palm Springs, California. Proceeds from the cookoff will benefit Wounded Warriors, Hussman said.

Chefs will be giving samples of their chili, but there plenty of other food options from local restaurants, including Bowl’d, Circa at Clarendon, Fuego Cocina y Tequileria and Liberty Tavern, Hussman said. Top Chef contestant Mike Isabella will be selling food from his three Ballston restaurants — Kapnos Taverna, Pepita Cantina and Yona.

“We’re also bringing back several longtime specialty food vendors — evidently fried food is a hit at Clarendon Day,” said the event’s website.

In addition, there will be arts and crafts booths and a kids zone with rides, music, storytelling and face painting.

The Arlington County Police Department will close down Clarendon and Wilson Blvds from Washington Blvd and N. Highland Street starting at 5 a.m. for the festival. N. Highland will also be closed from 11th Street N. to the Views at Clarendon (1210 N. Highland Street).

Wilson Blvd will be closed from N. Highland to N. Lynn Streets from 5-9:15 a.m. for the annual Pacers-organized Clarendon Day 10K/5K/Kid’s Dash. The southbound lanes of Route 110 will also be closed from 8-10:30 a.m. for the race.

by Heather Mongilio — September 14, 2015 at 5:05 pm 1,717 0

Columbia Pike Fall Festival (Courtesy of Takis Karantonis)

The Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization will be holding its first fall festival on Columbia Pike this coming Saturday.

The event runs from 2-8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 on S. Adams at Columbia Pike, near Taqueria Poblano.

“We want to have a lot of fun with the community,” said Takis Karantonis. “We started the summer with a festival and we wanted to close summer with one as well.”

For $25 a ticket, each attendee will get 12 wine tastings, eight craft beer tastings and tastings of food from Pike restaurants William Jeffrey’s Tavern, Red Rocks Arlington and The Celtic House Irish Pub and Restaurant.

Wine will be selected by Jason McKechnie of Twisted Vines Bottleshop and Bistro, and William Jeffrey’s Tavern’s Logan Skidmore will choose the craft beer.

“Kids and grownups will be happy with the quality of the food. It’s not dumbed down carnival food,” said Christine Hopkins, who helped plan the festival.

Beer selections will be unique to the festival — not be the craft brews that are offered every day at William Jeffrey’s, Karantonis said.

There will also be live music throughout the entire event, with local Pike band the Boxcartels playing from 4:15-5:15 p.m.

CPRO wants to start holding more fall events, Karantonis said, adding that fall on the Pike is typically a quieter than the summer.

by Eleanor Greene — September 14, 2015 at 3:45 pm 439 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.


Seminar-group-shotLinkedIn Career Seminar*
Link Locale (3140 N. Washington Boulevard)
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Crafting a LinkedIn profile for the 2015-2016 job market can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. Get started with personal branding for the job search, including LinkedIn and other social platforms. Email [email protected] to register.


Bingo-HH-9-15-FlyerArlington Thrive’s Bingo Happy Hour*
Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill (2424 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Join Arlington Thrive’s Young Professionals group for a happy hour with food and drink specials. Entry and the first bingo card are free.  Network with other workers and learn about an organization working to end homelessness. RSVP on Eventbrite. 


Crystal City Wine in the Water Park (courtesy Crystal City BID)Wine in the Water Park and ArtJamz
Crystal City Water Park (1750 Crystal Drive)
Time: 6-9 p.m.

Enjoy wine and live music in the Crystal City Water Park to kick off a relaxing weekend. Experts from Washington Wine Academy will help you pick out a wine just for your tastes. ArtJamz is also offering a free painting session from 6 p.m. while supplies last.

Deon Cole Arlington Draft House

Standup Compedy: Deon Cole
Arlington Cinema and Draft House (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: Shows starting at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

You’ve seen him on Conan, now you can see him in Arlington. The hilarious star of Black-ish will be doing standup at Arlington Draft House on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are $25. 


Arlington Backyard Beer Festival logo (via Backyard Beer Fest)Backyard Beer Fest*
Gateway Park (1300 Lee Hwy)
Time: 12 – 10 p.m.

For the first time ever, Arlington will be hosting hours of unlimited beer tasting overlooking D.C. Taste craft beers, try out local food trucks and play favorite lawn games. Tickets are $35 for 3 hours of tasting and $45 for 4 hours of tasting.

Players-Pet-Flyer-DesignPlayers and Pets Fashion Show @ Mad Rose Tavern*
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Boulevard)
Time: 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.

The first event was cancelled due to thunder, so Players and Pets is back! Joining Wilson Ramos (and surprise guests) are members of the local news community. The local celebrities will be walking dogs that are up for adoption as well as some of their own pets.

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