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by ARLnow.com — December 5, 2016 at 10:45 am 0

'The End of White Christian America' author talk image

An author talk at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd) will examine Donald Trump’s election and the implications of the U.S. no longer being a majority white Christian nation.

The talk by Robert P. Jones, author of the “The End of White Christian America,”  is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m.

From a press release:

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington will host a talk with Robert P. Jones, the CEO of Public Religion Research Institute on Sunday, December 11, at 1:00 p.m. Jones will discuss his new book, The End of White Christian America, which has been hailed by The New York Times Review of Books as “quite possibly the most illuminating text for this election year.” Drawing on decades of public opinion and demographic research, Jones challenges us to grasp a new reality — that America is no longer a majority white Christian nation — and examines what influence this had on the 2016 presidential election.

The presentation and discussion will provide unique insight into:

  • The ways both political parties are responding to these shifts, including Donald Trump’s surprising appeal to white conservative Christian voters;
  • The stark disagreements between white and black Americans over the fairness of the justice system and the #BlackLivesMatter movement;
  • The apocalyptic tone of arguments over same-sex marriage and LGBT rights;
  • How these recent demographic and cultural changes are shaping — and often distorting — our understanding of principles such as equality, fairness, and religious freedom.

Image courtesy Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

by ARLnow.com — December 1, 2016 at 4:45 pm 0

Miracle on 23rd Street flyerSanta is coming to town — specifically, to the Aurora Highlands neighborhood, near Crystal City, on Friday.

Linden Business Resources (750 23rd Street S.) is again hosting its family-friendly Miracle on 23rd Street holiday event. It’s scheduled to start at 6 p.m. on Dec. 2.

The tree lighting ceremony is scheduled for 6:25, Santa is expected to arrive via fire truck at 6:30 and a 50/50 raffle will take place at 8 p.m. Unlike past years, this year’s event will be held completely outside.

There will also be food trucks and holiday music and entertainment. The event is free and open to the public.

by ARLnow.com — December 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm 0

Tacos (photos via Don Tito/Facebook)

Clarendon watering hole Don Tito (3165 Wilson Blvd) will be hosting what it’s billing as the “first annual Arlington taco eating contest.”

The event is being held on Monday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.

It will feature up to 100 contestants trying to eat as many chicken and beef tacos as they can in one minute. After 10 preliminary heats, each with 10 competitors, the winner of each heat will advance to a preliminary round in which the first person to eat 10 tacos with varying levels of spiciness will be crowned the “Taco King of Arlington.”

Said Taco King will receive a $150 Don Tito gift card and a championship belt. The second and third place winners will, respectively, get a $100 gift card and a $50 gift card.

The cost of entry is $20. Registration is available online. Spectators can attend for free.

Photo via Facebook

by ARLnow.com — November 30, 2016 at 5:35 pm 0

Artomatic, a free, unjuried creative arts event that invites artists to display their work — usually in large, vacant buildings — is returning to Crystal City.

The event, which was previously held in Crystal City in 2007 and 2012, will take place over the course of six weeks in the spring at 1800 S. Bell Street, the Crystal City Business Improvement District announced today. Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to visit the 100,000-square-foot arts space over the course of the event.

“The return of Artomatic to Crystal City demonstrates the area’s continued growth and development as an artistic and innovative laboratory,” said Angela Fox, CEO of the Crystal City BID. “Artomatic’s mission aligns with the BID’s efforts to transform our community into a place where people are inspired to create their own masterpieces.”

Dubbed a “playground for artistic expression,” Artomatic is known for its massive size and range of often-eclectic creative works, including visual art, music, film, live performance, fashion and more.

From a press release:

The Crystal City BID made its first massive splash onto the creative stage in 2007 by luring Artomatic across the river and helping them host their biggest art happening up to that time…

The 2007 and 2012 editions attracted over 35,000 and 75,000 visitors, respectively, and over a thousand artists for each run. Artomatic 2017 will be in approximately 100,000 square feet of space provided by Vornado/Charles E. Smith at 1800 S. Bell Street. Artomatic is anticipated to attract another large and diverse crowd given its proximity to metro, free parking after 4 p.m., and location among dozens of restaurants and watering holes.

The new location also has the benefit of an entrance along the interior concourse of Crystal City and part of the Art Underground. Launched in 2013 to transform Crystal City’s interior concourse into a vibrant arts and cultural destination, the Art Underground includes Synetic Theater, the 1200-foot long FotoWalk Underground, ArtJamz Underground, the Gallery Underground, TechShop, and Studios Underground which provides work space for two dozen artists.

The dates for the 2017 installment of Artomatic are expected to be announced within a few weeks.

by ARLnow.com — November 30, 2016 at 1:45 pm 0

Promotional image for 'Titanic' musical (photo via Signature Theatre)

Shirlington-based Signature Theatre is preparing to launch a new production of the musical “Titanic.”

It’s going down on Tuesday, Dec. 13, kicking off a seven-week run that will stretch through Jan. 29. The ambitious production features “a cast, crew and orchestra of more than 50 artists and an inventive new 360 degree staging in Signature Theatre’s intimate 330 seat MAX Theatre,” according to a press release.

Signature’s Artistic Director, Eric Schaeffer, promises a first-class experience.

“I’ve always loved the musical Titanic and I have felt that Signature should reinvent this musical for our audiences in an exciting new way,” said Schaeffer, in a statement. “Audiences will feel they are aboard this ‘ship of dreams’ surrounded by Maury Yeston’s beautifully haunting score. It truly will be the musical event of the season in Washington and an experience like none other.”

The epic disaster tale comes at a busy time in the Washington area — it will overlap with Christmas, New Year’s, president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration and possibly a Redskins playoff run.

Those who want to get on board for the musical performance will need to take the plunge to the tune of $40 to $109 per ticket.

The full press release about “Titanic” and its casting is below.

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by ARLnow.com — November 28, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

Arlington Event Calendar(Updated at 4:05 p.m.) Arlington County is a big place. As a result, we hear from a lot of people who are trying to promote events.

In fact, there are far more events than we could possibly cover with individual articles. That’s why we launched an event calendar and a weekly events post called the Arlington Agenda.

Some organizations email us with formal press releases about events. That’s fine, and for certain unique, newsworthy or large public events, we will use the press release to help us cover the event. For the vast majority of events, however, a press release is not necessary and we would instead recommend submitting the event directly to our calendar.

As long as your event is in Arlington and the information is submitted according to our guidelines, a submission to the event calendar will virtually guarantee that it gets seen by our readers. In fact, in an ARLnow reader survey earlier this year, nearly 50 percent of respondents told us that they had made a purchase decision based on seeing an event in our event calendar.

Four other things to note about the event calendar:

  1. It’s for events in Arlington or just over the border. If your event is in D.C., it most likely will not be published.
  2. Review your submission — and the guidelines — carefully. Because of the aforementioned volume of events we receive, we do not have the resources to update events after they’re submitted. If you made an error in your submission, it will be removed (although you may re-submit the correct information after notifying us of the error).
  3. We will not type the information for you if you email it to us. This actually happens a lot, because organizations are used to sending their event information to print newspapers that publish event listings. You must submit the event using the online form.
  4. We recommend submitting an image with your event information, but please keep the size of the image below 500kb. Large images, and images with apostrophes in the file name, often cause server errors. If you get an error, please rename and/or resize your image, or leave the image out of the submission altogether.

by ARLnow.com — November 28, 2016 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.

Monday

Oakland Park Design MeetingOakland Park (via Arlington County)
The Jefferson (900 N. Taylor Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

The Ballston/Virginia Square Civic Association will be discussing the draft design plans for Oakland Park. The meeting will be held at The Jefferson. For more information, visit projects.arlingtonva.us/types/parks.

Tuesday

Defining Arlington’s Digital DestinyArlington's Digital Destiny*
AUSA Building (2425 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Join Arlington County and industry experts as they engage in a conversation with the community about the impact of the digital revolution and what it will mean for mobility and the future of Arlington.

Shirlie Lights Up The Village Holiday Celebration
Update: This event has been postponed.

Wednesday

adminsA Night at the Indie Movies — Admins
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Drafthouse is hosting a local premiere for the Arlington-produced film Admins, about a day in the lives of two system administrators as they annoy users, discuss office politics and watch people at the coffee shop.

Thursday

The NutcrackerThe Nutcracker*
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.

BalletNova will be performing The Nutcracker, with its last performance on Sunday. The ballet, which debuted in 1892, is set to Tchaikovsky’s famous score and has been performed by professional ballet companies all over the world.

Friday

Kevin Heffernan and Steve LemmeSteve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan Live
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 and 10 p.m.

Stars from movies Super Troopers and Beerfest, and members of comedy troupe Broken Lizard, Kevin and Steve will be performing on Friday and Saturday. The show “is a mix of stand up, crowd interaction and stories about their wives and kids and the making of the movies.” Tickets are $25.

Saturday

Four Mile Run Valley WorkshopFour Mile Run Valley Hands-On Design Workshop
Drew Model School (3500 23rd Street S.)
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

There will be an interactive and hands-on workshop, as well as discussions among area community members about topics such as recreational improvements, parking and area character building. Refreshments will be provided.

CWP Holiday Bazaar 2016CWP Holiday Bazaar*
Children’s Weekday Program (716 S. Glebe Road)
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

This family-friendly holiday bazaar offers local crafts, activities for kids, holiday treats and a visit with Santa. There will be a silent auction featuring baskets from local businesses, so skip the mall and the web and join your neighbors for holiday fun.

Washington-Lee High School (photo via Google Maps)Washington-Lee Holiday Bazaar*
Washington-Lee High School (1301 North Stafford Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

This free holiday bazaar is sponsored by Washington-Lee’s class of 2017 and features over 70 local artisans. There will be gift items for sale and plenty of food. There will be live musical performances by The Madrigals and other musical groups.

Pentagon-Row-iceskatingFrostFest
Pentagon Row (1101 S. Joyce Street)
Time: 5-8 p.m.

This holiday event features live entertainment, food samples, a firework display, a $1,000 shopping spree giveaway and much more. Pentagon Row’s ice rink includes an outdoor stone fireplace for warming up during the cold evenings and nights.

Sunday

Annual Messiah Sing-Along 2016Annual Messiah Sing-Along
First Presbyterian Church (601 N. Vermont Street)
Time: 4-6 p.m.

The Arlington Chorale will be featured at this free sing-along and attendees are strongly encouraged to bring canned goods to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). This musical event will be conducted by Dr. Nancia D’Alimonte.

Photo via Facebook :Osteria da NinoWine Dinner
Osteria da Nino Cucina Italiana & Bar (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 6-11 p.m.

Osteria will be hosting a wine and dinner pairing that includes four courses with four wines. Prices start at $89 per person (not including tax and gratuity) and features wines from The Three Kings of Italy including Brunello, Barolo and Amarone.

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by ARLnow.com — November 21, 2016 at 6:00 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

sweetgreen-opening-ad-1Sweetgreen opening to benefit FRESHFARM
Sweetgreen Pentagon City (575 12th Road South., Suite B2)
Time: 10:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Sweetgreen is opening in Pentagon City and is donating all proceeds to support the Matching Dollars, a FRESHFARM Food Access project. Matching Dollars helps farmers market shoppers using SNAP benefits access fresh foods at an affordable price.

Thanksgiving-food-drive-social-media-image-FOR-FRESHFARMThanksgiving FRESH food drive
FRESHFARM Crystal City Market (1825-1965 Crystal Drive)
Time: 3-7 p.m.

FRESHFARM Crystal City Market is holding a food drive to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Jaleo Crystal City will be doing a free demo so shoppers will be able to sample the food while they shop and donate.

Thursday

Copperwood Tavern logoThanksgiving Dinner At Copperwood Tavern
Copperwood Tavern (4021 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 4-10 p.m.

Copperwood Tavern is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner that includes turkey, sides and pie for $25. The restaurant is also serving food from its bar menu. Table reservations are available online.

Friday

Jerrod CarmichaelJerrod Carmichael Live at the Drafthouse
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: doors open at 6:15 p.m.

LA-based comic Jerrod Carmichael stars and produces NBC’s The Carmichael Show and starred in the summer hit Neighbors. He will be performing live standup comedy on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $25.

Sunday

christmas-tree-printableChristmas Tree Sale to Fight Hunger
Clarendon United Methodist Church (607 North Irving Street)
Time: 12-4 p.m.

United Methodist Church is donating 100% of its Christmas tree sales to the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) and Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN). Sales will begin on Sunday and will end when the trees are sold out.

by ARLnow.com — November 14, 2016 at 6:00 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.

Wednesday

ToastmastersLogo-ColorCACI Ballston Toastmasters Club Open House*
CACI International Inc. (1100 N. Glebe Rd.)
Time: 5:30-7:15 p.m.

The CACI Ballston Toastmasters Club is holding a fall open house for anyone who would like to find out what it’s like to participate in Toastmasters and network with other professionals in the area. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.

Thursday

Hyatt 2014 Gingerbread House Winner (via FacebookHyatt Crystal City)Gingerbread House Challenge at Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Hyatt Regency Crystal City (2799 Jefferson Davis Highway)
Time: 4-6 p.m.

Teams from area businesses will compete to build and decorate the best gingerbread house. Decorating materials will be provided and the proceeds will benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand. The winner will be announced on December 8.

Brian Posehn at the DrafthouseBrian Posehn Live at the Arlington Drafthouse
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Comedian, actor and writer Brian Posehn, most recently seen on The Sarah Silverman Program, is coming to the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse. He is performing Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $25.

Saturday

Star-chords-banner“Star Chords: A Quest for Intergalactic Harmony”
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Old Glebe Rd.)
Time: 3-5 p.m.

Award-winning Potomac Harmony Chorus is celebrating its 40th Anniversary by performing an original show featuring characters from classic space movies and TV shows joining forces to bring music back to the galaxy.

Clarendon Grill signLauralea & Tripp Fabulous
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland St.)
Time: 9 p.m.

Party rock band Lauralea & Tripp Fabulous will be at Clarendon Grill on Saturday, November 19. This five-person band consists of LauraLea Taraskus, Nate Hall, Steve Miceli, Mike Joy and John Zadeh.

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by ARLnow.com — November 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm 0

Veterans Day ceremony in Clarendon (photo courtesy Peter Golkin)

Government offices, courts, libraries and schools in Arlington County will be closed Friday for the Veterans Day holiday.

Parking meters won’t be enforced and ART buses will operate on a Saturday schedule. County-run pools will be open and trash and recycling collection will proceed as normal, however.

On Friday at 1 p.m., an annual Veterans Day ceremony will be held in Clarendon.

Via Arlington County:

Arlington American Legion Post 139 is holding a ceremony at 1 p.m. at the War Memorial in Clarendon Central Park at Clarendon Blvd. and Wilson Blvd. The ceremony will honor current service members and all veterans and remember those we have lost. There will be a special recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War honoring Vietnam era veterans.

Photo courtesy Peter Golkin

by ARLnow.com — November 9, 2016 at 10:50 am 0

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington at 4444 Arlington Blvd (Photo courtesy UUCA)(Updated at 11 a.m.) It’s been planned for at least a week but the results of the election may bring renewed interest to a talk at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington tonight.

The church, at 4444 Arlington Blvd, is holding a discussion entitled “Islamophobia: Replacing Fears with Facts.” The event is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.

From a press release:

The Committee for Peace and Justice in Israel/Palestine (CPJIP) of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington is hosting a talk entitled: Islamophobia: Replacing Fears with Facts, presented by Ms. Meira Neggaz, Executive Director of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), in Washington, D.C.

Neggaz will present ISPU’s groundbreaking research on Islamophobia and will lead a discussion of what each of us can do to combat discrimination against historically marginalized groups, including American Muslims.

The talk is open to the public. Congregants from the Moroccan American Muslim community and neighboring Christian and Jewish congregations are expected to attend.

by ARLnow.com — November 7, 2016 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

Upper Crust Pizzeria on Lee HighwayEat Pizza – Support Kiwanis*
Upper Crust Pizzeria (4514 Lee Highway)
Time: 5 p.m.

Upper Crust Pizzeria is donating 10% of its sales, including dine in, takeout and delivery, on Monday and Tuesday to Kiwanis Club of Arlington for their work serving the children of the world.

 

Optime Realty's Free Home Buying SeminarFree Home Buyer Seminar*
Optime Realty (1600 Wilson Blvd.)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

The Orange Line Living Team is hosting a Home Buying Seminar event at their Rosslyn office. Drinks and appetizers will be provided and specialists will be on hand to give overviews of the buying process.

Tuesday

Sign on Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse building (photo by wfyurasko)Election Night Results AND Celebration
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: doors open at 6 p.m.

Arlington Drafthouse will have live coverage of the end of the election season between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. General Admission is $5 and the doors will open at 6 p.m.

Barley MacElection Night Viewing Party!
Barley Mac (1600 Wilson Blvd.)
Time: 7 p.m.-2 a.m.

Following the success of their debate party, Barley Mac is hosting an election night viewing party. Drinks will be red and blue and there will be specialty bar snacks. Space is limited so arrive early to ensure seating.

Wednesday

Arlington's Marymount University (Flickr pool photo by Eric)What Do the Election Results Mean for Arlington?*
Marymount University Phelan Hall Dining Room (2807 N. Glebe Rd.)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Join a panel discussion with Arlington’s Democratic and Republican committees, and representatives of the Libertarian and Green parties, as they take your questions and offer their outlooks on Arlington’s political future.

Thursday

Spirit of community luncheon thumbnailSpirit of Community Luncheon*
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel (2800 S. Potomac Ave.)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Arlington Community Foundation will be honoring Jonathan C. Kinney with the 2016 William T. Newman, Jr. Spirit of Community Award.  The Foundation will also recognize a local nonprofit organization, the Arlington Outdoor Education Association.

new-deal-muralsArlington’s New Deal Murals with Toby McIntosh
Marymount University Reinsch Auditorium (2807 N. Glebe Rd.)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Toby McIntosh will discuss his book Apple Picking, Tobacco Harvesting and General Lee, which describes the Arlington post office murals. His presentation will also focus on the artist who painted the murals, Auriel Bessemer.

Friday

Twins Ace HardwareTwins Ace Hardware Grand Opening*
Twins Ace Hardware Arlington (2001 Clarendon Blvd.)
Time: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Twins Ace Hardware is celebrating its grand opening in Courthouse from Friday, Nov. 11 to Sunday, Nov. 13. The festivities include a ribbon cutting Saturday, a Weber grill giveaway and treats from The Olive Oil Boom, Tupelo Honey Cafe and The Brew Shop.

Saturday

Grief-SeminarHope for the Holidays Grief Seminar*
Virginia Hospital Center Community Classroom (1701 N. George Mason Dr.)
Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.

The Washington Regional Transplant Community is hosting a gathering with Robin McMahon, Ph.D. To register, contact Lisa A. Colaianni or Maureen M. Bladerston at [email protected]

Dance Festival of India 2016 Dance Festival of India 2016 “Kalpana”*
Thomas Jefferson Theater (125 S. Old Glebe Rd.)
Time: 3-9 p.m.

The Thomas Jefferson Theater is showcasing Indian dance companies from the Tri-State area. The first showcase will be on Saturday at 3 p.m., the second will be at 7 p.m. and the final Showcase will be on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Sunday

First Presbeterian ChurchBenefit Concert for Storm Victims
First Presbyterian Church of Arlington (601 N. Vermont St.)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

World-class music is coming to First Presbyterian Church. Artists are donating their talents for FPC’s seventh annual benefit concert. No tickets are required, but an offering will be collected, with 100% going to the American Red Cross for flood relief.

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by ARLnow.com — November 2, 2016 at 12:20 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.

Wednesday

Photo via Facebook :Osteria da NinoWine Tasting*
Osteria da Nino Cucina Italiana & Bar (2900 S. Quincy St.)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

This Italian restaurant offers wine tasting every Wednesday of the month. Patrons will be able to purchase five featured wines at a discounted price. As an added bonus, Maryland raw oysters are $1 and the tapas dishes range from $3 to $10.

Friday

alonzoboddenAlonzo Bodden Live
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: doors open at 9:30 p.m.

Bodden, who won Season 3 on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, is a regular on NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” Tickets to this live standup show are $22. Additional shows are scheduled on Saturday at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Saturday

Sarah Hood SolomonSolitudes: Photographs by Sarah Hood Salomon*
Cherrydale Branch Library (2190 Military Road)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Photographer Sarah Hood Salomon is hosting an exhibit of her work. Light refreshments will be served at Saturday’s free opening reception. The event will feature an artist’s talk at noon. The exhibit will run through Jan. 31.

Clarendon Halloween bar crawlClarendon Halloween Crawl
Various Clarendon bars
Time: 1-9 p.m.

The official Clarendon Halloween Bar Crawl takes place Saturday. Tickets are $20 online and $30 the day of the event. You get a souvenir haunted mug, access to bars, drink and food specials and a raffle ticket to win great prizes.

Sunday

LOVE-IS-LOCAL-series-NewDistrictLove is Local series: An Event with New District Brewing Co & NOVA Pride*
New District Brewing Company (2709 S. Oakland Street)
Time: 12-6 p.m.

New District Brewing Company in Shirlington is a strong supporter of NOVA Pride and invites everyone (over 21) to enjoy craft beer and “mouth-watering” food by Gourmeltz, a newly-founded local food truck.

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by Tim Regan — October 25, 2016 at 1:30 pm 0

Oktoberfest Beer Garden, photo via Rosslyn BIDLocals will be able to enjoy seasonal brews, food and live polka music at a plaza in Rosslyn later this week.

The Rosslyn BID is scheduled to transform the site of the forthcoming Continental Beer Garden at the corner of 19th Street and N. Moore Street into a pop-up Oktoberfest beer garden on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 4-8 p.m.

During the event, attendees can buy drinks such as Spaten Oktoberfest, Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse and glasses of wine from Continental Pool Lounge. Additionally, the Rocklands BBQ food truck will be on hand to serve barbecue.

The pop-up beer garden will also have live music from The Polka Brothers and “fun fall temporary tattoos done by a local artist,” according to the BID.

Though admission is free, all attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

Photo via Rosslyn BID

by Tim Regan — October 24, 2016 at 1:30 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

Conversations with Tyler: A Conversation with Steven PinkerConversations with Tyler: A Conversation with Steven Pinker *
George Mason University, Founders Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Steven Pinker, an expert on language, the mind, and human nature, will join economist and write Tyler Cowen for a discussion. This event is part of a free series that “invites today’s biggest and brightest thinkers for a conversation on their work, the world, and everything in between.”

Home Buyer SeminarHome Buyer Seminar *
Optime Realty (1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 101)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Optime Realty will host a home buying seminar with lenders and buyer agents. During the event, specialists will walk attendees through the home buying process and share valuable strategies.

Tuesday

Arlington Thrive's Young Professional Bingo Happy HourArlington Thrive’s Young Professional Bingo Happy Hour *
Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill (2424 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

This “spooky” bingo game from Arlington Thrive’s Young Professional Steering Committee will include food and drink specials and a chance to play for prizes. All those who show up in costume get a second bingo card on the house.

Home Buyer Seminar in ArlingtonHome Buyer Seminar *
Keller Williams Realty (2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 100)
Time: 6:15-7:30 p.m.

Experts are slated to teach attendees the ins and outs of the home buying process, including tips about mortgages, tax credits, and incentives. The first ten people to RSVP for the event will receive a free home warranty and home inspection.

Wednesday

White House LogoWhite House Behind the Scenes: Garrett Peck, Author of “Prohibition in Washington, D.C.: How Dry We Weren’t”
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 S. 18th Street)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Author Garret Peck will tell  stories relayed in his book Prohibition in “Washington, D.C.: How Dry We Weren’t.” As the book’s title implies, the White House wasn’t without alcohol during the nationwide booze ban.

Thursday

Mad Rose Tavern logoMad Rose Employee Recovery Fundraiser
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Boulevard)
Time: 5-9 p.m.

Mad Rose Tavern will host a fundraiser and special buffet dinner for Victoria Alicia Gonzalez, the employee who was hit by someone behind the wheel of an SUV in front of the restaurant and bar earlier this month.

Friday

Elliot in the Morning Halloween Bash (photo via Elliot in the Morning)DC101 Elliot in the Morning Halloween Bash
Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: Doors open at 5 p.m., party starts at 8 p.m.

Locals can don their best costumes for a chance to win $3,000 at this massive Halloween party. During the costume competition, Elliot in the Morning judges will choose nearly 60 costumed attendees and then decide on the winner based on crowd reaction.

Saturday

Clarendon Ballroom Monster Bash flyer 2016Clarendon Ballroom’s Annual Monster Bash
Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

Zombies, ninja turtles and witches will flock to Clarendon Ballroom for the venue’s annual costume party and Halloween bash. Judges will award $300 to the patron with the best costume.

Sunday

 Scott Wood, Conductor of the PhilharmonicArlington Philharmonic and Bowen McCauley Dance *
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 3-5:30 p.m.

Dancers with Bowen McCauley Dance will perform to the tune of “Golconda” by the Arlington Philharmonic. Then, the orchestra will present two additional pieces: “Moorside Suite” by Gustav Holst and “Enigma Variations, Op. 36” by Sir Edward Holst. Before the concert, WETA host David Ginder will conduct a discussion with Lucy Bowen McCauley, founder of the dance troupe, and Scott Wood, conductor of the philharmonic.

Paws for Charity flyerPaws for Charity *
Radova Lifestyle (2012 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 3-5:00 p.m.

This fundraising event will support local animal welfare organization, The Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Attendees can donate $5 or more to be entered into a raffle with a variety of prizes.

Penny the hot dogDog Trick or Treat in The Village At Shirlington Village
Dogma Dog Bakery (2772 S. Arlington Mill Drive)
Time: 2-4 p.m.

The 6th annual Dogma Dog Bakery Trick or Treat in the Village at Shirlington will help raise proceeds for Lucky Dog Animal Rescue. Those who visit the bakery can donate $10 for a Dogma bag, then trick-or-treat at all the participating restaurants and stores in Shirlington Village.

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