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by ARLnow.com — April 26, 2016 at 4:05 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

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 3.26.13 PMFundraiser to Support Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Cafe Pizzaiolo (2800 S. Randolph Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

A fundraiser is being held for Jack Creedon, an 11-year-old boy from Alexandria who was diagnosed with “very high risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia” in November. Mention the fundraiser and Cafe Pizzaiolo will donate 15 percent of the sale.

The Celtic HouseARLnow Presents: Hot Topics on the Pike
Celtic House Irish Pub (2500 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

Development, affordable housing, school crowding, Metro’s woes, the future of Columbia Pike. Those are just a few of the Arlington issues we’ll discuss with our opinion columnists and a number of notable local leaders. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Doorways for Women and Families.

Thursday

ConfederateHistoryMonthProgram on Arlington’s Civil War History 
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 2-3 p.m.

Warren Nelson, Chairman of the Arlington County Board’s Civil War sesquicentennial observance, will offer insight into Arlington’s role in the Civil War. Learn about this fascinating history, and see pictures of your own backyard from years gone by.

Friday

ADDAMS-Logo_RGB_smMusical: The Addams Family
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

The first of four performances of The Addams Family musical. Tickets are $10 at the door. Synopsis: “Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday Addams’ ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.”

nickdipaolo2Live Comedy: Nick DiPaolo
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10 p.m.

“In this day of watered down comedy Nick DiPaolo’s brutally honest performances remind us of what great stand up should be funny, socially relevant and a little bit reckless.” Tickets are $25. Two additional performances are planned for Saturday night.

Saturday

kilogoArlington Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast*
Clarendon United Methodist Church (606 N. Irving Street)
Time: 8 a.m.-Noon

A “fun-filled morning sponsored by the Arlington Kiwanis Club,” including pancakes, a moon bounce, raffles and more.

IMG_2347Spring Fling and Kids’ Sale*
Children’s Weekday Program (716 S. Glebe Road)
Time: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Inside will be gently used children’s clothing, gear, toys, and household items for sale at below-consignment prices. Outside, families will enjoy kid activities including a bounce house, face painting, active games, refreshments and more.

Mid-Atlantic Spring Beer Festival (photo courtesy Capitol City Brewing)Mid-Atlantic Spring Beer Festival
Village at Shirlington (2700 S. Quincy Street)
Time: Noon-7 p.m.

This springtime beer-tasting event will include a line-up of 35 regional breweries. Admission for beer drinkers is $30, which includes a wristband, official tasting glass and 10 drink tickets. The event is free for non-drinkers and children.

Jr_NBA_Under_Armour_tightJr. NBA Skills Challenge
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: Noon-4 p.m.

A local competition for the national basketball skills challenge. Registration is $20.

Four Mile Run (file photo)Go Gaga for Green
GMU Founders Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 5-8 p.m.

Go Gaga for Green is a family-friendly, community-wide gathering to celebrate Earth Day and benefit three special programs. The event includes food, fun and live entertainment including a lip sync battle. Additionally, the nominees and winners of the Arlington Green Patriot Award will be announced.

Sunday

avmfinal5K AVM Awareness bRUNch*
Gravely Point Park
Time: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) survivor Bridget Falcone for her 10-year anniversary celebration – the 5K AVM Awareness bRUNch. Part awareness run/walk, part brunch festivities, this fundraising event is not to be missed.

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by ARLnow.com — April 18, 2016 at 3:35 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.

Monday

logo-2Home Buyer Seminar*
Optime Realty (1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101)
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Our team is hosting a Home Buying Seminar on April 18 at our Rosslyn office. We will have specialists on hand (including lenders and buyer agents) to give you an overview of the buying process. The event is totally free.

Tuesday

Money (file photo)Money 101
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Have an eye-opening tax day? Consider participating in a three-class money management series for young professionals. Learn about salary negotiation, financial basics, student loan debt repayment and investing for your goals.

Wednesday

MAZZEI1Super Tuscan Wine Dinner*
Osteria da Nino (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Wine pairing dinner, featuring wines and dishes from the Tuscany region of Italy, with the Mazzei Winery. Five courses and five wines. Speaking at the event will be Sig. Giovanni Mazzei. For reservations please call 703-820-1128.

Thursday

Pink ribbonAnnual Breast Cancer Awareness Softball Game
Greenbrier Park (2700 N. Greenbrier Street)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

The Yorktown Patriots softball team takes on the W&L Generals at Yorktown High School April 21 in its annual PINK OUT game to raise awareness about breast cancer and support the Sharon McGowan Breast Health Fund.

Rotary-Logo-blue-yellow-simplified-2014Arlington Rotary Fundraiser Banquet*
China Garden (1100 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

A fundraiser to benefit the Arlington Rotary Education Foundation. The cost is $50 per person. The evening’s program includes a silent auction and scholarship awards. To reserve your seat at the banquet, call 703-625-6638.

Friday

Michelle WolfLive Standup Comedy: Michelle Wolf
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10 p.m.

Michelle Wolf, writing supervisor and occasional performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers, performs live standup comedy at the Drafthouse. Tickets are $25. Wolf will also be performing on Saturday night.

Sunday

IBIS_StepsChausson Concerto: French Music for Piano and Strings*
Clarendon United Methodist Church (606 N. Irving Street)
Time: 3-5 p.m.

IBIS Chamber Music performs a program of French music for piano and strings. The gorgeous Ravel string quartet will open the program. The second half will contain a rare work by Chausson, accompanied by string quartet.

Rose wine2016 Twisted Vines Spring Rosé Slam!*
Twisted Vines Bistro & Bottleshop (2803 Columbia Pike)
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

A walk-around tasting party featuring 16 open bottles of rosé and an assortment of passed appetizers. Wines include sparkling, still, Virginian, French, Californian, Spanish, Austrian, Oregonian, Macedonian, Georgian, and the list goes on!

AoL-picFilm Screening: An Act of Love
Mount Olivet United Methodist Church (1500 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-9:15 p.m.

This award-winning documentary tells the stories of the Rev. Frank Schaefer and other Methodist pastors who have fought for LGBTQ inclusion in the United Methodist Church. Rev. Schaefer had his ministerial credentials revoked in December 2013 after officiating his son’s same-sex wedding.

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by ARLnow.com — April 11, 2016 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.

Tuesday

900px-by-460pxConversations with Tyler: A Conversation with Camille Paglia*
George Mason University Arlington (3351 Fairfax Drive, 4th Floor)
Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Cultural critic, intellectual provocateur and feminist icon Camille Paglia will join Tyler Cowen for a wide-ranging discussion. Paglia, one of the world’s great polymaths, will engage Cowen on topics from Edmund Spenser to the Rolling Stones to Carly Fiorina.

Wednesday

NGN-logo_with-taglineNextGenNow Gives Back Spring Social*
Lyon Hall (3100 Washington Boulevard)
Time: 5:30-8 p.m.

Join NextGenNow young professionals at the NGN Gives Back Spring Social! Each year the NextGenNow initiative selects an area of focus for their grant-giving activity. This year NGN will focut on physical, mental and/or emotional health.

Thursday

Jim BreuerLive Comedy: Jim Breuer
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Jim Breuer, the famed “Goat Boy,” will perform live standup comedy at the Drafthouse Thursday and Friday night at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Tickets are available online for $35.

Friday

NOVA-sale-2016Fancy Pants NOVA Spring Sale*
The Falls Church Episcopal (115 E. Fairfax Street)
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Don’t miss the largest selection of new and gently used boutique kids clothing, sizes 0-10. You’ll find brands like: Anavini, Bella Bliss, Crewcuts, Funtasia Too, Lilly Pulitzer, Oscar de la Renta, Mini Boden, Shrimp and Grits, Vineyard Vines and more!

Rhodeside Grill (courtesy photo)Twentieth Anniversary Celebration
Rhodeside Grill (1836 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 4 p.m.-2 a.m.

Rhodeside Grill celebrates its 20th anniversary with a party that will rage from happy hour to closing time. Original happy hour prices offered from 4-7 p.m. Original appetizers back on the menu. Live music all night.

Saturday

logo-2Home Buyer Seminar*
Optime Realty (1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101)
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Our team is hosting two Home Buying Seminar events on April 16 and 18 at our Rosslyn office. We will have specialists on hand (including lenders and buyer agents) to give you an overview of the buying process. The event is totally free.

Arlington Festival of the Arts posterFourth Annual Arlington Festival of the Arts
North Highland Street & Washington Blvd in Clarendon
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Enjoy a weekend of true visual inspiration in Clarendon, as over 100 artists will showcase their works including glass, mixed media, paintings, jewelry and pottery, providing all sorts of opportunities to appreciate and purchase art. The festival continues on Sunday.

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by ARLnow.com — April 5, 2016 at 2:00 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

Crystal City FRESHFARM MarketOpening of FRESHFARM Crystal City Farmers Market*
1823-1965 Crystal Drive
Time: 3-7 p.m.

The popular Crystal City farmers market returns to weekly operations along Crystal Drive between 18th and 20th Streets. Stop by early and pick up a free banner bag from the market’s information table.

Wednesday

Thrive-YP-Networking-HH-Poster-2016-04-06Young Professional Networking Happy Hour*
Sehkraft Brewing (925 N. Garfield Street)
Time: 5:30-8 p.m.

Arlington Thrive’s Young Professionals Group is hosting a Networking Happy Hour. Enjoy food and drink specials, a raffle and learn about ways to help our neighbors in need.

Taste of KentuckyTaste of Kentucky Whiskey Tasting
Marble & Rye (2501 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Whiskey tasting featuring Bernheim, Elijah Craig 12 year, Evan Williams Single Barrel and Larceny. Brand ambassadors will be on site with swag, pouring flights and answering any of your questions about Kentucky whiskey. $25 per person.

Friday

GMU Toast to December 2013 GradsGMU New Zealand Wine Tasting & Policy Event
George Mason University Founders Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The community is invited to this 5th annual policy discussion and wine tasting event. The Honorable Tim Groser, New Zealand’s Ambassador to the United States, will discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other issues.

2014 Tom Arnold Headshot by Gremly MediaLive Comedy: Tom Arnold
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Actor, writer and comedian Tom Arnold brings his standup comedy act to the Pike. Arnold has four scheduled performances on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are available online for $25.

Saturday

Bishop O'Connell High School (Photo via Facebook)5K and Kids’ Fun Run*
Bishop O’Connell High School (6600 Little Falls Road)
Time: 9 a.m.-Noon

Join the DJO community for the inaugural O’Connell 5K and Kids’ Fun Run. Run or walk our Arlington-friendly course and stick around for a fun block party type atmosphere on the campus afterwards.

12593655_1222047001143345_9143569338174610233_oGet Fierce About Your Finances Expo 2016*
Westin Crystal City (1800 Jefferson Davis Highway)
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Get Fierce About Your Finances Expo will bring financial experts together under one roof. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss your financial concerns one-on-one with industry experts in a comfortable environment.

Sunday

Sig Sauer handgun (photo via Sig Sauer)Documentary Screening: Making a Killing – Guns, Greed and the NRA*
Lyon Park Community Center (414 N. Fillmore Street)
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

This film explores how guns, and the billions of dollars made off them, affect the lives of everyday Americans. It features personal stories from people across the country affected by gun violence. RSVP to [email protected]

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by ARLnow.com — March 29, 2016 at 2:20 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.

Tuesday

Arlington tech eventArlington Tech: Networking and Discussion*
Highline RxR (2010 Crystal Drive)
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Join ARLnow.com for an evening of networking and conversation about Arlington’s tech scene. Starting at 6:30 p.m., host Sarah Fraser will lead a discussion with some notable local innovators. Tickets are $10 online or at the door. There will be free food and drink, plus a free ARLnow t-shirt for the first five attendees through the door.

Crayons / coloring (photo courtesy Arlington Public Library)Coloring Party for Adults
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness. We will supply coloring pages featuring intricate designs. We’ll also have crayons and colored pencils but feel free to bring your own.

Thursday

adamcoverjpeglowerres-copyPermissionless Innovation Book Launch and Happy Hour
Mercatus Center at George Mason University (3434 Washington Blvd, 4th Floor)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

Join Adam Thierer, senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, for a discussion of the intersection of government policy and innovation, as explored in the expanded edition of his book, Permissionless Innovation.

Carlos MenciaLive Comedy: Carlos Mencia
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:45 p.m.

Standup comedian Carlos Mencia, of TV’s “In Living Color” and “Mind of Mencia,” performs at the Drafthouse this week. In addition to Thursday’s show, he will also be performing twice on Friday and Saturday.

Saturday

HandmadeArlingtonHandmade Arlington Arts and Crafts Fair*
Swanson Middle School (5800 Washington Blvd)
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Handmade Arlington 2016 — arts and crafts show — returns to Swanson Middle School for its 4th year. The annual event will feature a record number of artisans debuting a range of arts and crafts including photography, pottery, jewelry, stationary, purses and other works made from fabrics.

Ball-Sellers HouseBall-Sellers House 2016 Opening Day
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Ball-Sellers House (5620 3rd Street S.)

The Ball-Sellers House Museum opens its 2016 season. Join our costumed docent for a free tour of the oldest building in Arlington. See how farm families really lived in colonial Virginia. There will also be colonial era beverages and sweet treats!

PAN_logoVegan Pledge Program*
Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th Street S.)
Time: 1:45-4:45 p.m.

Are you vegan-curious? For health, environmental, or ethical reasons? The Vegan Pledge Program gives you a mentor, a cooking demo, tips from a registered dietitian, a farm sanctuary tour, an acclaimed film screening and more.

Sunday

Marymount University logoA Journey Through History
Marymount University Reinsch Library Auditorium (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 4 p.m.

Sponsored by Marymount’s Black Student Alliance, this free event features an afternoon of music, poetry and dance. The program will highlight historical figures and key events in African American history, including the Civil Rights Movement and such contemporary issues as Black Lives Matter.

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by ARLnow.com — March 21, 2016 at 3:50 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

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

Our team is hosting a Home Buying Seminar at our Rosslyn office. We will have specialists on hand (including lenders and buyer agents) to give you an overview of the buying process. The event is free but registration is required.

Thursday

Cool CowCool Cow Comedy Showcase
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 8 p.m.

Join your host, Rahmein Mostafavi, in the Drafthouse’s Green Room to see some of the hottest comedy acts for just $5. The tickets are cash only and can only be purchased at the event. All guests must be 21 or older.

Saturday

Tax form (photo via Arlington Public Library)Free Tax Prep Assistance
Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Arlington Public Library, in partnership with AARP, is offering free tax preparation assistance to people of low and moderate income during tax season, through April 16. Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments may be made by calling 703-829-6192.

Mind Your Body Oasis logoLibrary-Hosted Yoga Class Near Pentagon City
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 11 a.m.-Noon

In partnership with Mind Your Body Oasis in Crystal City, the Aurora Hills Branch Library is offering an hour-long yoga class. Stretch into spring and start your Saturday off right. Participants must register in advance and bring their own mats. (The class is sold out but there is a waiting list.)

Sunday

Sunrise over the Potomac on 5/26/10Easter Sunrise Service
Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery
Time: 6:15 a.m.

The non-denominational Christian worship service will begin with a musical prelude at 6:15 a.m. The service is scheduled to begin with a call to worship at 6:30 a.m. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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by ARLnow.com — March 15, 2016 at 4:20 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Wednesday

Controlling Clutter
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 2-4 p.m.

The Virginia Cooperative Extension is holding workshop about tackling clutter and becoming organized. Learn how to organize papers and what documents to keep or shred.

Friday

Arlington Community Chorus to Present “March Medley”
Wakefield High School Black Box Theater (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

The Arlington Community Chorus presents “March Medley,” a program of choral music, interspersed with performances by soloists, ensembles and instrumentalists. Admission is free, and the program is suitable for the entire family.

Saturday

Tossed and FoundThe Junior League of Washington’s Annual Tossed & Found Sale
1225 South Clark Street, 10th Floor
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

JLW’s 24th annual Tossed & Found Sale runs from March 19-20. The sale provides quality, gently used household goods to local families and community groups at bargain prices. Last year this event raised more than $158,000.

Four Mile Run (file photo)28th Annual Four Mile Run Stream Clean-Up
Various Locations
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Arlington County’s Park Rangers are calling on volunteers to help clean Four Mile Run at five locations: Madison Manor, Glen Carlyn, Barcroft and Shirlington Parks and by Arlington Mill Community Center.

HomebuyerseminaradHome Buyer Seminar*
Optime Realty (1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101)
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Our team is hosting two Home Buying Seminar events on March 19 and 2t at our Rosslyn office. We will have specialists on hand (including lenders and buyer agents) to give you an overview of the buying process. The event is free but registration is required.

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by ARLnow.com — March 9, 2016 at 4:45 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Thursday

CAU_Arlington_3-10-16Cards Against Urbanity: Arlington Edition on the Pike
Marble and Rye (2501 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Bring your ideas (and gentle barbs) to round three of Arlington’s Cards Against Urbanity Game Night! Come out and shuffle the deck of Arlington’s streetscape and contribute your own ideas for cards.

Pinocchio-half-sheet-colorLive Theater: The True Adventures of Pinocchio*
Yorktown High School Auditorium (5200 Yorktown Blvd)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

The True Adventures of Pinocchio, the Yorktown High School spring production, will be staged March 10, 11, and 12 at 7:00 PM, with an additional matinee at 2:00 PM on March 12. Tickets are $10.

Saturday

gala-photo1Dual Gala for Kids and Adults*
Westin Arlington Gateway (801 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 5-10 p.m.

Let’s Help Kids is holding its sixth annual “Dual Gala.” Both kids and adults are invited. Enjoy cocktails, music, dinner, silent and live auctions, and dessert. The kids’ room is full of activities too. Organizers say it’s “definitely not one of those boring galas.”

Ballet Concert on February 3, 2012National Chamber Ensemble – “American Landscape”*
Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent Street)
Tine: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

NCE proudly celebrates International Women’s Day all week long and salutes great American music by putting the spotlight on the music of great American composer Amy Beach (1867-1944). With guest host JaLynn Prince.

garden-state-radioLive Music: Garden State Radio
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 9:30 p.m.

The New Jersey-based party band brings its “ultimate audio visual experience” to Clarendon. The four-member band includes female vocalist Kelly Caruso, a former American Idol contestant.

Sunday

LivingWithMSLiving With MS
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 3:15 p.m.

Those with MS share how they keep their heads up and continue living life to its fullest after an MS diagnosis. Also, neurologist Dr. Heidi Crayton offers advice on making MS a “back burner” issue.

by ARLnow.com — February 29, 2016 at 2:35 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

Arlington-Thrive-Bingo-HH-2-29-FlyerYoung Professional Bingo Happy Hour*
Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill (2424 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Come celebrate Leap Day with other young professionals, play some bingo and learn more about Thrive, a local nonprofit working to prevent homelessness in Arlington. The event is free to attend.

Tuesday

Bernie and Hillary (photo via Facebook)Democrats Super Tuesday Watch Party
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 7 p.m.

Join the Arlington County Democratic Committee (ACDC), Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) and Women’s Information Network (WIN) to watch the results of Super Tuesday. There will be democracy-themed drink specials and games.

Super Tuesday graphic (photo via Facebook)Republicans Super Tuesday Watch Party
Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill (2424 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7 p.m.

Join the Arlington County Republican Committee and the Arlington Falls Church Young Republicans as we watch Republican primary election returns on Super Tuesday. Attendees are asked to contribute $5 to defray costs.

Wednesday

Wednesday Night Spins (Photo via Crystal City Business Improvement District)Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins
2345 Crystal Drive Parking Garage
Time: 6-9 p.m.

These indoor, underground bike races will be held every Wednesday in March. The course will be fast and fun for all abilities, and participants will compete for prizes while earning points toward being the best rider of the series.

LunaFest-2016LUNAFEST Film Festival
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6:30 p.m.

LUNAFEST is a film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women. The festival connects women, their stories and their causes through film and is a fundraiser for postpartum support and breast cancer causes.

Sunday

Kettler Capitals IceplexFifth Annual Skate for Catherine
Kettler Capitals Iceplex (627 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 3:30-5 p.m.

A skating party, raffle, and online auction to raise funds for childhood cancer research. This fifth annual event for the Catherine Elizabeth Blair Memorial Foundation will be held at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Ballston.

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by ARLnow.com — February 23, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Wednesday

AFAC-Bar-Olympiucs-FlyerAFAC Bar Olympics
Spider Kelly’s (3181 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Join AFAC for a night of fun and fundraising. Two-person teams compete in six bar games in a tournament-style competition. Entry fee is $10 per person ($20 per team). Top five teams qualify for cash prizes or gift cards.

Thursday

Osteria da NinoWine Pairing Dinner*
Osteria da Nino (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-11 p.m.

Join Nino for a Campania wine pairing dinner at Osteria da Nino in Shirlington. The event will feature five courses and five wines for only $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.

Saturday

Feel the Heritage posterFeel the Heritage Festival
Drew Community Center (3500 23rd Street S.)
Time: 1-6 p.m.

Celebrate Black History Month at the 24th annual Feel the Heritage Festival. This FREE event features live music and dance, a “Hall of History,” free children’s activities, delicious soul food and a great selection of vendors.

Sunday

Duck Donuts in the Lee-Harrison Shopping CenterPAL Block Party
Duck Donuts (2511 N. Harrison Street)
Time: 3 p.m.

A bike-centric event in a car-heavy spot. Take a couple seconds from a stressful day and chat with ambassadors from Arlington’s PAL (Predictable, Alert, Lawful) program. There will be chairs, hot cocoa and incense.

oscarsparty-2016-300And the Winner Is… Oscars Party
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7 p.m.

Watch the Oscars broadcast live on the big screen at the D.C. Film Society’s 24th annual party. There will be a predict the winners contest, trivia contests, giveaways and a silent auction. Tickets are $20.

by ARLnow.com — February 16, 2016 at 12:15 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday

585X365pngConversations with Tyler: Nate Silver*
GMU Founders Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 3:30-5 p.m.

Nate Silver, today’s most influential statistician and founder of the award-winning data website FiveThirtyEight, will join Tyler Cowen for a wide-ranging, intellectual dialogue as part of the Conversations with Tyler series.

Wednesday

Selina-GrayBlack History Month Discussion
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 2-3 p.m.

Historian Matthew Penrod talks about Selina Gray, a slave in the Lee household. When Union troops captured Arlington House during the Civil War, Ms. Gray was responsible for safeguarding treasures once owned by George Washington. Part of a series.

7000 series Metro trainArlington Cmte. of 100 Welcomes Metro’s New GM*
Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-9:15 p.m.

New Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld talks with the Arlington Committee of 100. What is his vision for Metro? How will Metro deal with the current problems it faces and plan for the future?

Friday

High Five Swan DiveLive Music: High Five Swan Dive
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 10 p.m.

Philadelphia-based cover band High Five Swan Dive performs at Clarendon Grill This high-energy, five-member band performs mostly Top 4, but also genres like Rock, Punk, Hip Hop, Soul and Metal.

Saturday

Mock Donald Trump vs. Bernie Sanders debateTrump vs. Bernie: The Debate Tour 2016
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 4 p.m.

Donald Trump (Anthony Atamanuik) and Bernie Sanders (James Adomian) hold an unsanctioned bipartisan debate over the issues before the 2016 presidential election. Final of three “debates” this week.

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Tuesday

MardiGras_FBEventHeader_v2Clarendon Mardi Gras Parade and Ball*
Wilson Blvd from N. Barton to N. Irving Street
Time: 7-11 p.m.

When the weather cooperates, the Clarendon Mardi Gras Parade is a fun, free family friendly event with bands, floats, marchers, dogs and horses, and who knows what else. This year’s event will feature a Mardi Gras Ball at Clarendon Ballroom.

George Mason University's Arlington campus (photo via Google Maps)New Hampshire Primary Results Watch Party
GMU Founders Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 7-10 p.m.

Come watch coverage of the first-in-the-nation 2016 presidential primary at GMU’s School of Policy, Government and International Affairs. Pizza and drinks will be provided as the results roll in from New Hampshire. RSVP requested.

Wednesday

ARLnow Presents: The County Board Young Bloods logoARLnow Presents: The County Board Young Bloods*
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

ARLnow.com and Mad Rose Tavern present a discussion with the newest County Board members, Katie Cristol and Christian Dorsey. Hosted by Sarah Fraser, this discussion will focus on the change Cristol and Dorsey hope to bring to the Board.

Thursday

IMG_5325Sweetgreen Opening in Crystal City*
Sweetgreen (2200 Crystal Drive)
Time: 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sweetgreen is opening a new store in Crystal City and is donating 100% of proceeds to support FRESHFARM Matching Dollars. The program helps make fresh foods more affordable to shoppers using SNAP benefits by doubling what they spend.

maestro-press-photoArlington Philharmonic’s Exclusive Screening of ‘Maestro’*
Rosslyn Spectrum Theater (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 6-10 p.m.

For its 10th anniversary, the Arlington Philharmonic will host an exclusive screening of the new documentary “Maestro” about storied conductor Paavo Jarvi. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with film director and producer David Donnelly.

TGWGstill002‘The Girls Who Glow’ Historical Drama*
Yorktown High School (5200 Yorktown Blvd)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Free performance and “talkback” about little known historical injustice: the “Radium Girls,” teenage factory workers in the 1920s who were slowly poisoned while painting glow-in-the-dark watches with toxic radium.

Sunday

The Princess BridgeValentine’s Day Comedy and ‘The Princess Bride’ Movie Night
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 12:30, 3:30 and 7:00 p.m.

Live comedy featuring Drafthouse favorite Randolph Terrance, followed by a screening of one of the best movies ever made, “The Princess Bride.” The 12:30 p.m. showing is a family-friendly event with a live magic show. Only $10 — inconceivable!

Rack of lamb“Cucina Italiana” Valentine’s Day Dinner*
Osteria da Nino (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 4-9:45 p.m.

Owner Antonio Pino invites couples to enjoy a cozy, three-course prix fixe dinner at Osteria da Nino in Shirlington for Valentine’s Day. Includes a complimentary bottle of Prosecco, red roses and romantic live music.

Clarendon BallroomLove Stinks, the Anti-Valentine’s Day Party
Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8 p.m.-Closing

Hate Valentine’s Day? You’re not alone. Celebrate this Hallmark-created “holiday” on the dancefloor with DJs Little Fos and INov8 while imbibing $5 specialty cocktails and meeting like-minded singles.

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Tuesday

FINAL.1951.logoSaint Ann Catholic School Open House*
Saint Ann Catholic School (980 N. Frederick Street)
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Saint Ann will be hosting an open house for prospective families. Families interested in applying for the 2016-17 school year are invited to take a personal tour of the school and to learn more about the admissions process.

groundhog“Groundhog Day” Movie Fest
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 1-9 p.m.

Beginning at 1 p.m. when the branch opens, until 9 p.m. when it closes, catch the 1993 classic “Groundhog Day” over and over again. Refreshments served from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

H-B Woodlawn and the Sratford School (via Google Maps)Back to Stratford: Honoring Those Who Fought for School Integration
Stratford Auditorium (4100 N. Vacation Lane)
Time: 6 p.m.

Arlington County will honor the four African American students who integrated Stratford Junior High School as seventh-graders on Feb. 2, 1959. The four are expected to participate in a panel discussion, along with educators and civic activists.

Thursday

washington-lee-hs-imageOpening Night: ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’*
Washington-Lee High School Theatre (1301 N. Stafford Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Washington-Lee High School presents the musical “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying” from Feb. 4-6. Show times are 7 p.m. each night with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Friday

Tuckahoe Park field renovation planPOPS: Plan Our Places and Spaces
Courthouse Plaza (2100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

An open house for Arlington residents to provide input on and ask questions about the changing needs for parks, recreation, and natural resources. A chat with the Parks Dept. director will be held from 10-11 a.m.

GregFitzsimmonsLive Comedy: Greg Fitzsimmons
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10 p.m.

Howard Stern Show and Comedy Central regular Greg Fitzsimmons will preform live standup comedy at the Drafthouse this weekend. Two additional shows will be held at 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday night.

Saturday

Toby's Homemade Ice Cream (courtesy photo)Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
Toby’s Homemade Ice Cream & Coffee (5849-A Washington Blvd)
Time: 9-11 a.m.

Indulge in National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day and a portion of the proceeds will go to Let’s Help Kids, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to meet non-basic needs of children from K-6th grade.

Sunday

St. Ann's book saleSt. Ann Annual Giant Used Book Sale*
St. Ann Church, Parish Hall (5300 10th Street N.)
Time: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Call it the Super Bowl of local used book sales — there is something for every reader at St. Ann’s annual giant used book sale. There will also be a Valentine’s Day-themed bake sale and free coffee all day.

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Tuesday

"Restaurant space available" sign in RosslynARLnow Presents: Running a Restaurant in Arlington…A Panel Discussion
A-Town Bar and Grill (4100 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Join ARLnow.com and host Sarah Fraser as we talk to some of the brightest stars in Arlington’s restaurant scene. This event is free for all. A limited number of reserved seats are available for those who book through Eventbrite.

Fairlington Community Center (via Arlington County)Friends of Urban Agriculture
Fairlington Community Center (3308 S. Stafford Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

The organization’s general meeting topic is “Arlington’s Food Shed: Past/Present/Future.” It will feature guest speaker Will Gray of the Wallace Center.

Wednesday

Community-Conv-Jan-27Community Conversations: Consequences of Teen Drug & Alcohol Use*
Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th Street S.)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

This interactive presentation and discussion will focus on effects on the adolescent brain of drugs and alcohol, legal consequences and knowing your rights. Parents, caregivers, teens and community members are invited to participate and can RSVP via e-mail.

Thursday

Arlington Central Library“Making Manna” Book Talk and Signing
Arlington Central Library Auditorium (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Eric Lotke’s latest novel tells the story of a 14-year-old girl who flees her abusive home with her newborn son. The story follows their journey while providing critical social commentary. Lotke is an Arlington resident and will lead the discussion.

Friday

Emo Philips at the DrafthouseEmo Philips Live
Arlington Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10 p.m.

International standup performer Emo Philips will perform two shows at the Arlington Drafthouse this weekend. He has nearly 40 years experience in comedy and was dubbed “the best joke writer in America” by Jay Leno. Tickets are $22.

Saturday

Yoga-1-30-16Yoga to Benefit Arlington Free Clinic
Top of the Town (1400 14th Street N.)
Time: 9-10:30 a.m.

This morning yoga class with Nancy Carter of Moon Yoga Studio will focus on health and inspiration while benefiting a local organization. The class costs $30 per person, and spots can be reserved online

Sunday

FINAL.1951.logoSaint Ann Catholic School Open House*
Saint Ann Catholic School (980 N. Frederick Street)
Time: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

This open house is for prospective families interested in applying their student for the 2016-17 school year with personal tours of the facility and information about the admissions process. The school has programs for preschool through eighth grade.

mockThe Capitol Steps at Yorktown High School*
Yorktown High School (5200 Yorktown Blvd)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

This comedy troupe made of former Capitol Hill staffers will perform at a fundraiser for the school’s theater program. Tickets are available online for $35.

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Tonight

Springtime in Shirlington, in front of Signature Theater and the Shirlington Branch LibraryPoetry Workshop
Shirlington Branch Library, Campbell Room (4200 Campbell Ave)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Members of an informal group of local poetry writers will hold their monthly meeting. All guests are invited to write an read original poetry, as well as share constructive criticism. The group meets the third Monday of every month, except on holidays.

Wednesday

Arlington Central LibraryMoney Talk for Women: Financial Basics
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

This is the first of a five-part to empower women to make savvy financial decisions. Other topics in the once-a-week series include insurance, investing and planning. Advance registration is required.

Thursday

imageLion King Jr., The Musical
Kenmore Middle School Auditorium (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Students will perform a junior version of the hit Broadway musical. The show is friendly for families and audiences of all ages. Admission is free but donations are gladly accepted. Performances are Thursday and Friday night at 7 p.m.

Friday

FORUM-January-22-Show-Cover-Photo-EventbriteThe Accidentals & Kevin Heider in Concert
FORUM Arlington (3304 Washington Blvd)
Time: 7-11 p.m.

The FORUM’s concert series continues with The Accidentals in concert with Kevin Heider. The young band performed more than 200 times last year and is described as “THE band to watch.” Advance tickets are available for $10 until this Thursday.

Pink Friday at Chesters (via Twitter:Eryca Nolan)Pink Friday Comedy Showcase
Chester’s Billiards Bar & Grill (2620 S. Shirlington Road)
Time: 8-10 p.m.

This “Ladies First” comedy showcase is produced by women and will feature women comedians throughout the greater metro area. Tickets are available online for $10, not including fees.

Chris Gethard at the Drafthouse (via Arlington Drafthouse)Chris Gethard Live
The Arlington Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10 p.m.

Actor and comedian Chris Gethard has appeared in “The Office,” “Louie,” “Parks and Recreation,” “The Heat” and “Iron Man 3.” He’s performing three shows at the Drafthouse this weekend, and tickets are $10 each.

Saturday

IMG_2797-2-1024x768Resolve to Run 2016 Information Session
First Presbyterian Church of Arlington (601 N. Vermont Street)
Time: 10-11 a.m.

Arlington Thrive is sponsoring “Resolve to Run” for those interested in training to run the George Washington Parkway Classic 10-miler or 5K in April. New participants are required to attend the session. The training program lead by certified trainers costs $85. The program is open to both beginning and experienced runners.

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