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Thursday, April 27
April 27 6:30pm - 8:45pm

Arlington Central Library

1015 N. Quincy St.

Arlington, Virginia 22201 Map

Category: Movies (2)

In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef creates the satirical show, “Al Bernameg,” which quickly becomes the most viewed television program in the Middle East, with 30 million viewers per episode. But, in a country where free speech is not settled law, his show becomes as controversial as it is popular. Despite increasing danger, Bassem employs comedy, not violence, to comment on hypocrisy in media, politics, and religion. “Tickling Giants” follows the “Al Bernameg” team as they discover democracy is not easily won.

This fascinating film about the “Egyptian Jon Stewart” will be shown by Amnesty International of Northern Virginia, in conjunction with the Arlington Library, on Thursday, April 27, at 6:30 pm at the Arlington County Main Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington (between Ballston & Virginia Square metro stations). The event is free. Light refreshments will be served.

Friday, April 28
April 28 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Stambaugh Human Services Center (Sequoia 1)

2100 Washington Blvd.

Arlington, Virginia 22204 Map

Category: Community (7)

Join us for a community discussion as we consider the impact of the digital revolution and what it will mean for the future of Arlington County, its residents and the business community. This session brings together community members and technology professionals to lead an engaging discussion on the role technology plays in supporting older individuals to age independently. This is the fourth event in the County’s Digital Destiny series.

April 28 4:00pm - 8:00pm

The Sphinx Club

1515 K Street

Washington, D.C. 20005 Map

Category: Books (3)

Dive into a treasure trove of rare books, manuscripts, autographs, maps, drawings and other fine ephemera (think authentic White House letters from Jackie Kennedy or 1st editions of Sylvia Plath poetry) at the 42nd annual Washington Antiquarian Book Fair. Featuring art, science, medicine, geography, travel, sports, music, classics, children’s books and more, WABF offers something for every interest and every price point.

Plus: check out an exciting night of fast-paced literary games on Friday, and on Saturday, get your own personalized, off-the-cuff poem, typed on a vintage machine by Typewriter Rodeo.

Saturday, April 29
April 29 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Arlington Arts Center

3550 Wilson Blvd

ARLINGTON, Virginia 22201-1424 Map

Category: Fundraisers (8)

Get ready for the most anticipated art and food event in Arlington! At Rated aRt on April 29, more than 250 philanthropists, art lovers, foodies, and craft cocktail fans will come together at Arlington Arts Center to sample creative cocktails, meet resident artists, enjoy delicious bites from some of the area’s top restaurants, and participate in art installations and dancing.

During a special VIP hour, a panel of select judges will taste each competing cocktail and hear from each mixologist regarding his or her ingredients, process, inspiration, and final product. The panel will judge each cocktail based on taste, presentation, and connection to the artwork and will select the winner of the Critics’ Choice award.

Participating restaurants include Ambar, Lyon Hall, Northside Social, Cheesetique, Pepita Cantina, Yona, and Kappnos.
Sponsors include: District Distilling, Urban Stems, Corporate Apartment Specialists and Grassfed Media

Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rated-art-tickets-32133083919

Sunday, April 30
April 30 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Osteria da Nino Cucina Italiana & Bar

2900 S Quincy St

Arlington, Virginia 22206 Map

Category: Food and Drink (6)

Sunday April 30th, 2017 at 6.00pm $75.00 Pp ++
Speaker Owner Sig. Marianna Anno & Robert W. Kennedy (RWK imports)
4 courses – 4 wines

April 30 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Arlington Chorale April 30th Concert

420 South Highland Street, Arlington VA 22204

Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd.,

Arlington, Virginia 22204 Map

Category: Music (7)
Wednesday, May 3
Thursday, May 4
May 4 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Salsa Room

2619 Columbia Pike

Arlington, Virginia 22204 Map

Category: Community (7)

Arlington County Crime Solvers (ACCS) invites you to the “2017 ACCS Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Awards Luncheon” on Thursday, May 4, 2017, from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM at the Salsa Room, 2619 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA. The program will include remarks by County Officials, followed by the Awards Luncheon speaker who will speak on community and law enforcement working together to fight crime. Congressman DonBeyer has been invited to be the keynote speaker. The two Law Enforcement Recognition Awards will be presented by Arlington Sheriff Beth Arthur and Police Chief Jay Farr. The first Law Enforcement Recognition Award to a Community Organization will be presented to The Arlington Chamber of Commerce. A Special Recognition Award will be presented to Mr. Richard V. Doud, Jr., the founding President of ACCS.

May 4 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company

3471 Washington Blvd.

Arlington, Virginia 22201 Map

Category: Fundraisers (8)

On Thursday, May 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Rocklands will officially kick off patio season with a special evening of food and drink to benefit Doorways for Women and Families. Guests will mingle on the patio munching on pork pulled from a whole roast pig, and fresh oysters roasted over a wood fire. Rocklands will tap a keg from Right Proper Brewing Company just for the event and offer a selection of wine from the bar. Rocklands is donating all the oysters, barbequed pork, sides, beer and wine so 100 percent of the ticket price goes directly to support Doorways’ families and programs. Tickets to the event are $25, and may be purchased online (bit.ly/PigRoast2017) or at the door. Raffle tickets can be bought online or at the door for $5 or 5 for $20. Raffle prizes include gift certificates to local restaurants and shops, DC United gear, a spa package and more. In addition we will be auctioning off a hockey stick signed by Washington Capitals player, Andre Burakovsky #65.

May 4 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Spectrum Theater

1611 N. Kent St.

Arlington, Virginia 22209 Map

Category: Movies (2)

The Arlington Philharmonic will host “Magnificent Movie Music,” a three-part multimedia lecture series presented by concert pianist and film music fanatic and expert Rachel Franklin, on Thursdays, May 4, 11, and 18 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre in Arlington. Tickets are $25 per lecture or $60 for the series.

Using fascinating film clips, witty commentary, and stunning piano demonstrations, Dr. Rachel Franklin will delve into the hidden magic of some of the greatest film music ever composed and discuss the relationships between films and their scores. As she explains, “We frequently fall in love with a movie through its music. Film music can inspire and romance us. It can make emotional statements that a script simply cannot.”

Doors will open at 6:00 pm each evening for a Happy Hour where wine, beer, and snacks will be sold. The lectures are sponsored in part by the Crystal City Wine Shop and Deschutes Brewery and proceeds from this event will benefit the Arlington Philharmonic.

Friday, May 5
May 5 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Shakespeare Theatre Company : Lansburgh Theatre

450 7th Street NW

Washington, D.C. 20004 Map

Category: Performing Arts (11)

Now in its 21st season, Bowen McCauley Dance’s professional contemporary company presents its world premiere Tramontane. Like the strong, sweeping wind from the North of France, Tramontane creates a movement of harmonious proportions brought to life with eight dancers and set to the delightful music of French Composer, Jean Cras, and played live by the string trio, MuUyas.

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth, Lucy has created a solo piece, El Cant dels Ocells for guest artist, Ilana Goldman using the marvelous recording of Spanish cellist, Pablo Casals’ Song of the Birds, which he performed at the White House in 1961.

BMD presents critically acclaimed Le Sacre du Printemps a quatre mains (Rite of Spring – played with four hand piano) accompaniment by Fabio and Gisele Witkowski. Expect a dramatic interpretation to the score by Russian Composer, Igor Stravinsky.

May 5 – special ticket prices for seniors and students, $24 – $44.
Tickets are on sale NOW!
Purchase tickets at the Theatre Box Office or online at www.shakespearetheatre.org/events/bmd .

Saturday, May 6
May 6 9:00am - 12:00pm

Children's Weekday Program

716 S. Glebe Rd.

Arlington, Virginia 22204 Map

Category: Community (7)

Join the Children’s Weekday Program for a fun morning of activities for children and families. We’ll have creative games, a face painter, bounce houses, a bake sale and special visitors to celebrate spring. The community is welcome!

Sunday, May 7
Tuesday, May 9
Friday, May 12
Saturday, May 13
May 13 7:30am - 9:30pm

Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre

1611 N. Kent Street

Arlington, Virginia 22209 Map

Category: Music (7)

Arlington’s own National Chamber Ensemble season finale celebrates musical compositions inspired by theater and film. Featuring star clarinetist Julian Milkis (the only student of Benny Goodman), virtuoso pianist Carlos César Rodriguez, and Ensemble Artistic Director violinist Leo Sushansky, as well as the stunning choreography of Lucy Bowen McCauley.

Enjoy the John Williams/Gardel’s famous Tango “Por Una Cabeza”, featured in the movie Scent of a Woman and performed by the ever popular Bowen McCauley Dance, selections from Schindler’s List and Nigel Hess’ gorgeous “Fantasy” from the British film Ladies in Lavender.

National Chamber Ensemble and Bowen McCauley Dance present the world premiere of “Dreamers” by A. Shor. The collaboration between BMD and NCE presents another spectacular exploration of music and dance,

The repertoire also includes Alexander Goldstein’s “Trio on the Roof,” recalling the themes of the smash musical Fiddler on the Roof. Julian Milkis will present the Washington DC premiere of renowned composer, Gyia Kancheli’s “Miniatures – Music of The Cinema”

Don’t miss the exciting conclusion of National Chamber Ensemble’s 10th Season!

Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre
1611 N. Kent Street Arlington, VA 22209

FREE PARKING: The building garage is accessible from Arlington Ridge Road, one block east of Kent Street..


May 13 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Tuckahoe Elementary School

6550 26th St N

Arlington, Virginia 22213 Map

Category: Fundraisers (8)

Come Join Us for the 17th Annual Tuckahoe Home and Garden Tour on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 12:00noon to 5:00PM. Featured in Arlington Magazine’s Best Of and WaPo’s Spring Tour line-up, this Tour is ideal for people thinking of renovating or remodeling. It is the perfect opportunity to meet builders and architects and see their projects. The Tour is self-guided and begins at Tuckahoe Elementary School and continues through the Arlington community, showcasing up to 8 newly-renovated homes and as many as 3 beautiful gardens. For information and to purchase tickets, visit www.tuckahoetour.org.

Monday, May 15
Tuesday, May 16
Wednesday, May 17
Thursday, May 18
Saturday, May 20
Sunday, May 21
May 21 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Wilson Boulevard (From North Randolph St. & North Nelson St.)

Wilson Boulevard (Between North Randolph St. and North Nelson St.)

Arlington, Virginia 22203 Map

Category: Food and Drink (6)

On Sunday, May 21st, the Ballston Business Improvement will host the 30th annual Taste of Arlington presented by Courthaus Social and benefiting BallstonGives. This exciting and highly anticipated event transforms Wilson Boulevard and neighboring streets into a family-friendly street festival with dining, music and entertainment for all ages.

This annual festival features the cuisine of more than 60 Arlington restaurants + food trucks, a concert stage with live music, an expanded Beer and Wine Garden with over 20 local breweries + wineries, a 5k race benefiting Girls on the Run, BarkPark and a KidZone with a rock climbing wall and carnival games.
NEW this year- admission tickets must be purchased to attend Taste of Arlington. Tickets will also be needed to be purchase beer + wine. Patrons will pay all restaurants & food trucks directly with cash or credit card. All restaurants and food trucks will be serving tastes ranging from $1-$5.
The festival location has moved slightly this year between the Ballston & Virginia Square Metro Stations, spanning several blocks stretching from N. Randolph St to N. Nelson St on Wilson Blvd. Ticket sales and Will Call tents will be located at N Randolph & Wilson Blvd and N. Oakland & Wilson Blvd. Parking is available all day at the Ballston Public Parking Garage adjacent to Ballston Mall, as well as several other Ballston Garages. The event is located four blocks from the Ballston-MU Metro station and two blocks from the Virginia Square Metro (both on the orange/silver line).

Tickets are now on sale online and on the BallstonConnect Mobile App. The event will be held rain or shine.

Monday, May 22
May 22 6:00pm - 9:00pm

1776 DC

1133 15th St. NW

Washington, D.C. 20005 Map


Join 1776 DC on May 22, 2017 for Challenge Cup DC where 15-20 startups will pitch for the chance to win a paid trip to New York City for the Global Final round of Challenge Cup! Learn more https://www.1776.vc/challenge-cup/event/challenge-cup-dc/

Want your startup to compete in Challenge Cup DC?
Apply to compete. http://union.vc/2017-challenge-cup-dc

Interested in attending Challenge Cup DC? RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/challenge-cup-dc-tickets-33156547125

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