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by ARLnow.com — August 23, 2016 at 2:25 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.

Thursday

strangecreek-floatingBella’s Bartok at Sehkraft Brewing
Sehkraft Brewing (925 N. Garfield Street, Suite A)
Time: 8:30 p.m.-midnight

Modern-pop klezmer band Bella’s Bartok will take the stage at Sehkraft Brewing for a free show. The group describes itself on its website as “what you would get if Salvador Dali and Toulouse Lautrec were fronting the Moulin Rouge’s house band.”

Saturday

Ball-Sellers HouseCentral Arlington History Tour
Clarendon Metro station at the top of escalators (3100 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Center Hiking Club will have a 10-12-mile walk to visit Colonial-era points of interest, Civil War sites and other historic spots in central Arlington, including Clarendon, Ballston, Arlington Forest and Glencarlyn. The walk costs $2 for people who aren’t club members.

Arlington police carACPD Summer Block Party
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Arlington County Police Department will throw a free block party with food, police dog demonstrations, a distracted driver course and “15 minutes behind the badge,” according to an event post.

Sign on Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse building (photo by wfyurasko)One State, Two State, Red State, Blue State LIVE CCL Improv
Arlington Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Improv theater company Chicago City Limits will put on an interactive show on “CamPAIN 2016,” including “what the Don has Done, the Thrillery of Hillary, and Feeling the Berned Out,” according to a website for the performance. Tickets are $20.

Sunday

Copy-of-reevesland_learning_center__2011Nelson Reeves 116th Birthday Party
Reevesland Farmhouse (400 N. Manchester Street)
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

The Reevesland Learning Center is celebrating the 116th birthday of Arlington’s last dairy farmer, Nelson Reeves, with tomato sandwiches, cupcakes and lemonade. Organizers also will tell stories about him and sing, “The Ballad of Nelson Reeves.”

by Jackie Friedman — August 15, 2016 at 12:45 pm 0

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Monday

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

The free event will have specialists, including lenders and buyer agents, to give an overview of the buying process. Learn valuable home buying strategies that will save 3 percent or more when purchasing a home. All attendees will receive two guarantees.

1776 announces expansion into Crystal City (photo via @1776)Open Class: Introduction to Sales Funnels
1776 Crystal City (2231 Crystal Drive, 10th Floor)
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Startup incubator 1776 is set to host an introductory class on sales funnels for founders, marketers and anyone working on sales for their startup. The event will include experts and practitioners who have spent years selling.

Tuesday

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An Evening with Kelly Sargeant*
Crowne Plaza National Airport (1480 Crystal Drive)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Local Toastmasters Clubs will be hosting a free event where world-renowned public speaker, Kelly Sargeant, will speak to both Toastmasters and non-Toastmasters audience members about empowerment and achievement.

Wednesday

Image via Twitter/Arlington County FairArlington County Fair
Thomas Jefferson Community Center (3501 Second Street S.)
Time: 5 p.m.

The 40th Arlington County Fair kicks off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Arlington County Board members and light refreshments. The fair continues through Sunday evening. Indoor exhibitions begin Friday afternoon.

Spider Kelly's by ChristakiBar Olympics
Spider Kelly’s (3181 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-9 p.m.

Go for the gold and support Operation Renewed Hope Foundation during the Mix 107.3 Bar Olympics. During the competition, attendees will face off in a variety of bar games. Suggested donation is $10 per individual or $20 per team of two.

Friday

Trump Dump, photo via Arlington Cinema and DrafthouseLive Comedy: Trump Dump
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 and 10 p.m.

Actor and comedian Anthony Atamanuik, known for his performance as Donald Trump in “Trump vs. Bernie,” will reprise his role as The Donald during a new show that imagines what Trump would say if elected president. In addition to Friday’s shows, Arlington Cinema Drafthouse will put on two performances Saturday at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets are available online for $20.

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by Jackie Friedman — August 8, 2016 at 5:15 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

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TED Talk Viewing and Discussion: Sports
Westover Branch Library (1644 N. McKinley Road)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Attend a viewing and discussion of a TED Talk about ports. TED Talk viewings include discussions of topics like science, math and evolution of sports, extreme sports and more.

Thursday

Gala-Flyer-FBWomen Giving Back Benefit Gala
Arlington Arts Center (3550 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-10 p.m.

Attend a night of networking, fashion and entertainment. Funds will be raised for Woman Giving Back, a non-profit that provides homeless women and children with clothes to help them enter the workplace and fit in at school.

BigNecessityThe Big Necessity: Book Discussion
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 S. 18th Street)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Karen Pallansch, CEO of Alexandria Renew Enterprises, will lead a discussion about a basic human necessity and the constant requirement to dispose of wastewater effectively. Participants will gain insight into the future of sanitation.

Bobby LeeLive Comedy: Bobby Lee
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:45 p.m.

Actor and comedian Bobby Lee, best known for his role on TV’s MADtv, brings his standup comedy act to the Pike. Lee has four scheduled performances on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are available online for $25.

Friday

Westover Park signLet’s Go Play in the Woods
Westover Park (1001 N. Kenmore Street)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Join the Department of Parks & Recreation for a night of nature. Learn about live animals from the Arlington Nature Centers, make your own butterfly garden starter kit, learn through play with a butterfly migration game, and create some insect crafts.

 Saturday

CSTS-2016-Logo-Color-Trans-SmallCan’t Stop the Serenity
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 2:30-6 p.m.

Can’t Stop the Serenity is a global charity event where Sci-Fi fanatics and film fiends come together every year to support Equality Now in their work for the protection and promotion of the human rights of woman around the world.

Sunday

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Free Concert: King Street Bluegrass
Mount Olivet United Methodist Church (1500 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Bring friends and family and a picnic for a a free outdoor concert by King Street Bluegrass. Bluegrass Spin Magazine calls their sound “pure magic to the ears.” Frozen treats will be available for purchase from the Inside Scoop food truck.

yvonne_auneAikido of Arlington
Aikido of Arlington (1305 N. Jackson Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Aikido of Arlington is holding a traditional aiki-weapons class at Glencarlyn Park throughout the summer (weather permitting). Class runs until 11:30 a.m. and is then followed by a potluck cookout. Participants must wear street clothes.

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by Tim Regan — August 2, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

(Updated at 4:45 p.m.) 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

Sparkling Wine Tasting*
Osteria da Nino Cucina Italiana (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

The Italian restaurant and bar hosts a free wine tasting every first Wednesday of the month. This month’s wine tasting is centered around sparkling wines and will include four different wines from across Europe.

Pokemon Go Meetup
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 5:30-9 p.m.

The Drafthouse invites patrons to meet up and take advantage of its two Pokestops. Employees will activate lures and “random incense areas” before, during and after screening “Pokemon: The First Movie.” The event promises “pizza and wing buffet, prizes and Pokemon trainers get in for free.

Thursday

The Bow Tie Guy Launch Party
Don Tito (3165 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5-8 p.m.

Guys in bow ties will drop by Don Tito to celebrate the official launch of BeTheBowTieGuy.com, a website that aims to unify the bow tie community and dole out free bow ties in the process. Attendees are strongly encouraged to show up in bow ties.

Saturday

Kennan GarveyThird Annual Kennan Garvey Memorial Ride
Phoenix Bikes (4200 S Four Mile Run Drive)
Time: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

County Board Chair Libby Garvey will join other cyclists for the third annual Kennan Garvey Memorial Ride, dedicated to her late husband. The full 100 mile-long ride begins at the Phoenix Bikes shop on Four Mile Run Drive.

Iceland: A Changing Landscape*
Cherrydale Branch Library (2190 Military Road)
Time: 2-4 p.m.

Photographer Robin Kent will exhibit photos of Iceland and give a talk about her journey photographing the beautiful landscapes on the balcony of the Cherrydale Branch Library.

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by Jackie Friedman — July 25, 2016 at 12:45 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

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

The free event will have specialists, including lenders and buyer agents, to give an overview of the buying process. Learn valuable home buying strategies that will save 3% or more when purchasing a home. All attendees will receive 2 guarantees.

Wednesday

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Summerall Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
Time: 7-8 p.m.

The United States Army Military District of Washington invites you to experience the U.S. Army’s elite ceremonial units in action by attending a Twilight Tattoo program this summer. Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long military pageant featuring Soldiers from The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.”

Thursday

Image courtesy Devin HicksHaus Party
Sehkraft Brewing (925 N. Garfield Street)
Time: 5 p.m.- 1 a.m.

Sehkraft Brewery will be releasing two new beers, Sehkraft Amber and Sehkraft Solarize Saison. Local D.C. and instrumental soul band, The Junior Bryce Band will be performing starting at 8:30 p.m.

Friday

Wine in the Water Park (photo courtesy Crystal City BID)Wine in the Water Park
Crystal City Water Park (1750 Crystal Drive)
Time: 6-10 p.m.

The free event will feature live music from Johnny Artis Band, hand-selected wines from the Washington Wine Academy, and a free outdoor ArtJamz session. A cash bar is will be available at the outdoor pop-up wine and beer garden.

Saturday

water-play-flyerWater Play on the Plaza
Shirlington Branch Library (4200 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join the Northern Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children (NVAEYC) and Arlington Public Library for a water play party. All young children are welcome to come to the free event and parental supervision is required.

Tracy Morgan (Photo by Randy Holmes/ABC) Live Comedy: Tracy Morgan
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7 and 10 p.m.

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, of TV’s “30 Rock” will bring his standup comedy act to the Pike. Morgan has two scheduled performances on Saturday night. Tickets are available online for $50.

Sunday

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Summer Wine Tasting Dinner*
Osteria da Nino Cucina Italiana and Bar (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 6-10 p.m.

Try four courses and five wines from the regions of Tuscany, Piedmont, Veneto, and Friuly. Signore Max Evans from Siema Wine Import of Springfield, VA will be guest speaking. Tickets cost $69 per person, not inclusive of tax and tip.

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by Jackie Friedman — July 18, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

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Beer Pairing Dinner*
Osteria da Nino Cucina Italiana (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 6-10 p.m.

Try four courses, featuring beers from Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co. from West Virginia. Co-owner William D. Laska will be the guest speaker. The meal is $40 per person, not inclusive of tax and tip. A full menu has yet to be announced.

Tuesday

CCL-LogoCitizens Climate Lobby Summer Kickoff
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

During the two day meeting, participants will work together to generate the political will necessary for passage of new climate legislation as well as engaging with elected officials, the media, and the public on environmental issues.

Wednesday

OneMorePageBooksFrackopoly Book Talk
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter will be visiting Arlington to discuss her book “Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment.” The event is free but participants must register online.

Thursday

MG_9264The U.S. Army Band In Concert
Brucker Hall on Fort Myer (400 McNair Road)
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.

The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” welcomes guest conductor Craig Kirchhoff as part of the 2016 U.S. Army Band Conductors Workshop. The free program will include highlights from Copland’s Symphony No. 3, Arturo Marquez’s Danzon No. 2, and staples of the wind ensemble repertoire by Samuel Barber, Percy Grainger, and John Philip Sousa.

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Sehkraft Brewing (925 N. Garfield Street)
Time: 5-8 p.m.

The Green Flash Southeast Sales Team, also known at the Yeastie Boys, will be on hand for pint night. Sehkraft Brewery will also be releasing their newest beer, Pro Forma Pils. Local D.C. band Surprise Attack will be performing at 8:30 p.m.

Clarendon GrillParty Like It’s at Clarendon Grill
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 9:30 p.m.-12 a.m.

Local party band Party Like It’s will be performing at Thursday night show at Clarendon Grill. The seven piece band from D.C. plays a mixture of current hits and classic songs as well as songs from the 80s, 90s and 2000s.

mfThe Shack Band Performs at the Shirlala Musical Festival
Shirlington Village (2700 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Village at Shirlington is hosting live music every Thursday evening through Labor Day. This week will feature a performance by southern funk group The Shack Band. The concert is free.

Friday

Crystal City Wine in the Water Park (courtesy Crystal City BID)

Wine in the Water Park
Crystal City Water Park (1750 Crystal Drive)
Time: 6-10 p.m.

The free event will feature live music from Fat Liver Jenkins, hand-selected wines from the Washington Wine Academy, and a free outdoor ArtJamz session. A cash bar is will be available at the outdoor pop-up wine and beer garden.

Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival (file photo)Rosslyn Summer Film Fest: Casablanca
Gateway Park (1300 Lee Hwy)
Time: Starts after sundown

The classic 1942 film,”Casablanca” will be shown after sundown. Admission is free. The film festival will feature food, beer and wine from local restaurants and food trucks. Films will be shown every Friday until August 26.

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by ARLnow.com — July 11, 2016 at 1:15 pm 0

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Monday

Samuel BeckettFundraiser for Brain Injury Services*
Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub (2800 S. Randolph Street)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Join Brain Injury Services’ ADAPT Clubhouse for a night of fundraising in Shirlington. A percentage of the night’s revenue will be donated directly to the ADAPT Clubhouse program. There will be raffle prizes too!

Tuesday

IMG_5334Smart Mom, Rich Mom: How to Build Wealth While Raising a Family
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Author and financial journalist Kimberly Palmer will discuss her new money/career guidebook and offer moms the custom tools they need to build financial security and wealth levels through daily habits, strategic financial choices and long-term savings and investments. Registration is required.

Wednesday

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Starting Your Business
WeWork (2221 S. Clark Street)
Time: Noon-1 p.m.

Arthur Lander, CPA, will hold a seminar on “starting your business.” The event is free and will take place in conference room 12A of WeWork Crystal City. Email [email protected] to reserve a spot.

Thursday

Twisted Vines (Flickr pool photo by Facebook)Bastille Day at Twisted Vines
Twisted Vines Bistro and Bottleshop (2803 Columbia Pike)
Time: 4-10 p.m.

Commemorate the Storming of the Bastille at Twisted Vines this week. Enjoy our chef’s own ratatouille, have a French wine flight and get 10 percent off all French wines in the bottleshop. Vive la France!

Friday

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Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10 p.m.

Ben Bailey, formerly the host of Discovery Channel’s “Cash Cab” and NBC’s “Who’s Still Standing,” performs live standup comedy at the Drafthouse. Additional performances Saturday at 7 and 10 p.m. Tickets are $25.

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by Jackie Friedman — July 6, 2016 at 1:30 pm 0

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Wednesday

Westover LibraryRainforest Reptiles Alive!
Westover Branch Library (1644 N. McKinley Road)
Time: 4-5 p.m.

Discover the dynamic world of tropical rainforests and meet jungle animals. This free summer reading performance is recommended for children entering kindergarten through 5th grade. Attendance is first-come, first-serve.

Thursday

MarbleRye_BannerPride on the Rocks – Team Trivia*
Marble & Rye (2501 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6-10 p.m.

Drag Trivia host, Coco Wilson Carrington, will be hosting the event. Team trivia starts at 7:30 p.m. and Marble & Rye gift certificates will be awarded to the winners. There will also be drink and food specials. Multiple prizes will be raffled as well.

Friday

DSC_78001Sweetgreen Opening to Benefit Freshfarm*
Clarendon Sweetgreen (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

For the opening of their Clarendon store, Sweetgreen is donating 100% of proceeds to the FRESHFARM Matching Dollars program, which lowers economic barriers to fresh local foods, by offering a dollar-for-dollar match to shoppers who spend their federal nutrition benefits at our farmers markets.

SklarBrosSklar Brothers Perform
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10 p.m.

Randy and Jason Sklar are performing live standup comedy shows at the Drafthouse this weekend. Tickets are $25. Known for appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the brothers also host a History Channel show on statistics called “The United Stats of America.”

Sunday

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Free Summer Concert: The Buzz Hounds
Mount Olivet United Methodist Church (1500 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

The Buzz Hounds, who were voted “Arlington’s Best Band” by Arlington Magazine, will be performing. Bring friends and family and a picnic for the free outdoor concert. Food is available for purchase from the Chix N Stix food truck.

yvonne_auneAikido of Arlington
Glencarlyn Park (301 S. Harrison St.)
Time: 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Aikido of Arlington is holding a traditional aiki-weapons class at Glencarlyn Park throughout the summer (weather permitting). Class runs until 11:30 a.m. and is then followed by a potluck cookout. Participants must wear street clothes.

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

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

The free event will have specialists, including lenders and buyer agents, to give an overview of the buying process. Learn valuable home buying strategies that will save 3% or more when purchasing a home along with ways to get the best mortgage.

CW_HALFWINENIGHT_june-1Half Price Wine Night Featuring Virginia Wines at Copperwood Tavern
Copperwood Tavern (4021 Campbell Ave)
Time: 4-9 p.m.

Half price wine night will feature locally sourced Virginia wines such as Equation from Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville, VA and chardonnay from Paradise Springs Winery in Clifton, VA. All bottles of wine are half off. Full menu items will also be served alongside wine.

Tuesday

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Arlington County Women of Vision Awards*
Arlington Economic Development Office (1100 N. Glebe Road, Suite 1500)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Arlington will honor three women, Library Director Diane Kresh, entrepreneur Rebecca Carpenter and education activist Susan Senn. The commission honors women who have shown leadership and commitment to the community. Tickets are not required.

Arlington Central LibraryFor Caregivers & Family Members: Understanding Behaviors Related to Dementia Type Symptoms
Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Vicky Surash, Arlington County Gerontologist and Recreation/Dementia Care Specialist, will talk to caregivers and family members about the behaviors that may be experienced by people who have dementia and how family members and caregivers can address those behaviors.

AGT-Facebook-Banner-2016Arlington’s Got Talent*
The Salsa Room (2619 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Leadership Center for Excellence is hosting the fourth annual Arlington’s Got Talent. There will be seven acts, from comedians and acapella groups, to a poet and singers. Categories will be scored by four judges and audience members.

 Saturday

Chris Gethard Comedy CentralLive Comedy: Chris Gethard
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7 and 10 p.m.

Actor, comedian and writer Chris Gethard brings his standup comedy act to the Pike. Gethard has three scheduled performances on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are available online for $20.

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by Jackie Friedman — June 21, 2016 at 1:45 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday

Thrive-Bingo-HH-Ad-2016-06-21Young Professional Bingo Happy Hour*
Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill (2424 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Arlington Thrive’s Young Professional Steering Committee will host a Bingo Happy Hour for young professionals. Play bingo, win prizes, network with other young professionals and learn about a local non-profit at this free event.

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Acoustic Cafe
Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th Street S.)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Listen to music from the 1950s to today during an evening of acoustic music for all by local musicians. Coffee and light refreshments will be available. People of all ages may attend and play at the community concert series.

Wednesday

PrintCoffee & Concepts: Daron Westly & Dr. Yajaira Sierra-Sastre*
TechShop (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

Westly and Sierra-Sastre will be discussing mentoring students from Puerto Rico on a project collecting fungal spores from the stratosphere using a high altitude glider. They will also discuss their work at large in their professions.

Saturday

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Animal Adoption Fair
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 S 18th Street)
Time: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Help give an animal a forever home. Come to the Aurora Hills Branch Library’s animal adoption fair. Animals from the Washington Humane Society and representatives from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington will attend.

Sunday

wine-1Wine Pairing Dinner*
Osteria da Nino Cucina Italiana and Bar (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 6-11 p.m.

Try four courses and five wines from the “Region of Sicily.” Select wines are from Paolo Cali ,Vittoria and Sicily. Tickets cost $65 per person, not inclusive of tax and tip. A full menu has yet to be announced.

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Eastern Bloc Wine Dinner at Twisted Vines*
Twisted Vines Bistro & Bottleshop (2803 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Taste some wines of Eastern Europe. Each course will be led by a wine professional of the specific region. Dishes and pairings include Herring Summer Salad paired with three Moldovan wines, Classic Borscht paired with three Bulgarian wines, and Chicken Paprikash paired with three Hungarian wines.

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Monday

Copy-of-Outside-Going-In-flyerOutside Going In Concert*
Westover Baptist Church (1125 Patrick Henry Drive)
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

The Arlington Chorale (formerly the Metropolitan Chorus) presents selections from its 50th season. Highlights from a wide selection of music are guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. Concert is free.

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Paws to Read at Central Library
Central Library (1015 N Quincy Street)
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Stress-free reading practice for elementary school kids. The patient, nonjudgmental attention these dogs offer helps reluctant readers gain confidence and improve their reading skills. Registration required.

Wednesday

krabLegsAll You Can Eat Snow Crab Leg Wednesdays*
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 5-9 p.m.

Only $26.99! All you can eat snow crab legs are back at Mad Rose Tavern. The best deal in town gets better together with the best happy hour in Clarendon. Crabs start being served at 5 p.m. sharp. The event ends at 9 p.m.

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Saffron Dance Summer Open House*
Saffron Dance (3260 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

FREE world dance and fitness classes in the heart of Clarendon. Burn calories, build confidence, make new friends, and have fun! Classes include Belly Dance Technique, Samba Heat Cardio and Shimmy Shakedown Cardio.

 Thursday

Clarendon_Launch_Facebook_2MakeOffices Clarendon Launch Party*
MakeOffices Clarendon (3100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 200)
Time: 6-10 p.m.

Come celebrate the official opening of MakeOffices Clarendon, Arlington’s new premier coworking community, with a “can’t miss” launch party. Enjoy tasty cocktails and drinks, indulge in food from local hotspots, and rock out to a live band.

Saturday

Paddle-Potomac-Paddle-ShenandoahPaddle for Clean Water
Key Bridge Boathouse (3500 Water Street NW)
Time: 8 a.m.

Supporters of Potomac Riverkeeper Network will paddle over (and around) Roosevelt Island to show support for a clean, healthy Potomac. This is part of a week and a half of paddle events up and down the Potomac.

1904145_483632201770805_3618278161214588844_nEagles Academy High School Program*
Bluemont Park (400 N Manchester Street)
Time: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Introduction to Australian football for high school aged players. Free program provides an opportunity for high school players to train and play with the Baltimore Washington Eagles Australian Rules Football Club.

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2903 Columbia Pike
Time: 1-8:30 p.m.

The 21st annual festival on the Pike will have music, local food, and arts and crafts vendors. Community groups and local businesses will be in attendance. There will also be activities for kids. Admission is free.

Sunday

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Father’s Day at Copperwood Tavern*
Copperwood Tavern (4021 Campbell Ave)
Time: 9:00 a.m.-9 p.m.

Join us on Father’s Day for a meal your dad will be talking about for years to come. On Father’s Day, all fathers will recieve complimentary venison jerky, a gift card, and our famous Copperwood spice rub!

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ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Capitol Area*
Pentagon Row Courtyard (1101 S. Joyce Street)
Time: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk features a 5K run/walk, 1 mile walk, 200 yard Kids Superhero Dash for Dad, and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. The funds raised from the event are invested around the country to provide research for new treatments, free prostate cancer testing, and educate men and families about prostate cancer.

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TechShop Waterjet Destroyer Challenge Night*
TechShop Arlington (2100 Crystal Drive)

In honor of the many veterans who helped launch TechShop Arlington by becoming our first members, TechShop will host its first Waterjet Destroyer competition. Set on our high-powered waterjet cutter, TechShop DCA will battle another shop in the ultimate game of Battleship. This event is open to members and nonmembers. General registration is free.

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by Jackie Friedman — June 6, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

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Bee Keeping*
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Find out what the buzz is about and help save the honeybees! Learn all about bee keeping with the nonprofit Northern Virginia Beekeepers Association. This event is free to attend. For more information call 703-228-5715.

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TED Talk Viewing and Discussion: Jane McGonigal
Shirlington Branch Library (4200 Campbell Ave)
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.

Attend a viewing and discussion of the TED Talk “Gaming Can Make a Better World” by game designer Jane McGonigal. Ms. McGonigal asks: What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world problems?

Wednesday

Marymount University logoAre 21st Century Communications Tools in Arlington Better or Worse*
Marymount Univ. Gerald Phelan Hall (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Print media is no longer king. We receive more and more of our information through technology and on a 24/7 basis. How are these changes impacting timeliness and quality of the information we receive? The Arlington Committee of 100 will hear from representatives of RestonNow.com, Nextdoor.com, the Washington Post and Arlington County. The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday

mf Shirlala Music Festival*
Shirlington Village (2700 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Village at Shirlington is hosting live music every Thursday evening through Labor Day. This week will feature a performance by urban folk rockers Justin Trawick and The Common Good.

Saturday

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Arlington History Bike Tour*
Ballston Metro Station (4230 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Bike for up to 23 miles at a leisurely pace for a tour of notable historic sites in Arlington. The all-day circuit includes stops in Clarendon, on Fort Myer and at the Abingdon Plantation historical site at National Airport. Sponsored by Center Hiking Club. $2 for nonmembers.

Sunday

MtOlivetOutdoor Summer Concert Series*
Mount Olivet UMC (1500 N. Glebe Rd)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Bring friends and family and a picnic to join your neighbors for a free outdoor summer concert series, each second Sunday evening of June, July, and August. Performing this Thursday are the Arlington Jazz Collective and Yorktown Jazz Band.

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Wednesday

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All You Can Eat Snow Crab Leg Wednesdays*
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 5-9 p.m.

Only $26.99! All you can eat snow crab legs are back at Mad Rose Tavern. The best deal in town gets better together with the best happy hour in Clarendon. Crabs start being served at 5 p.m. sharp. The event ends at 9 p.m.

Thursday

Gulf Branch Nature Center (Flickr pool photo by Cameron Manuel)Gulf Branch Nature Center Symposium: The Birth and Future of Arlington Parks
Central Library Auditorium (1015 N. Quincy St)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Presented in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Gulf Branch Nature Center, this symposium will feature a history of Gulf Branch Nature Center, an overview of the role of nature centers in Arlington’s parks, the future efforts and challenges that come with creating and protecting park land in an urbanized environment and more.

Saturday

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Strawberry Festival*
Bethel United Church of Christ (4347 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Attic Sale begins at 10 a.m. followed by strawberry desserts and ice cream, hot dogs and burgers, bake sale, kitten adoptions, kids games and face painting from 11 to 3 p.m.

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Culpepper Garden Springtime Party*
Culpepper Garden (4435 N. Pershing Drive)
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join Culpepper Garden to celebrate 41 years of providing affordable housing with services for very low income Arlington seniors at this annual fundraiser event. Culpepper Garden is a nonprofit affordable residential community in Arlington with 340 apartments for seniors aged 62 and older.

Sunday

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Arlington Triathlon*
Washington Lee High School Aquatic Center (1301 N. Stafford St)
Time: 7:30-10:30 a.m.

The Arlington Triathlon is a swim-bike-run event for children ages 7-15 at Washington-Lee High School Aquatic Center. The race is part of the USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic Region’s Youth Triathlon Series.

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Bark in the Park*
Clarendon Dog Park (1299 N. Herndon St)
Time: 3-6 p.m.

Join Clarendon Animal Care and Clarendon Alliance at the 2nd Annual Bark in the Park at James Hunter Dog Park (aka: Clarendon Dog Park). Live music from Caroline Herrera & The Whole Magilla, food from Smoking Kow BBQ, bounce house and balloons for the kids, and lots of goodies for the four-legged “kids!”

 

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Community Carnival*
Cherrydale United Methodist Church (3701 Lorcom Lane)
Time: 4-7 p.m.

Games, food, prizes, cakewalks, a silent auction, and more! All proceeds support the Cherrydale United Methodist youth group’s mission trip – helping to make homes warmer, safer, and drier in the Christiansburg, Va. area. Free admission. Rain or shine.

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Crescendo Presents Romantic Russians
Barcroft Community House (800 S. Buchanan St)
Time: 4-5:30 p.m.

Crescendo, the Youth Chamber Program of the Arlington Philharmonic, will present romantic movements by Russian composers Tchaikovski, Glazunov and Rimski-Korsakov. A reception with the musicians will be held after the concert.

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Monday

logo2Free Home Buyer Seminar*
Optime Realty (1600 Wilson Blvd, Ste. 101)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Our team is hosting a Free Home Buyer Seminar. We will have specialists on hand (lenders, title specialists and buyer agents) to give you an overview of the buying process. All attendees will receive two valuable home buyer guarantees.

Tuesday

COVERBar Olympics Fundraiser for MS
Spider Kelly’s (3181 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Join us for a night of fun and fundraising while we raise money to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis! All money raised goes directly to the National MS Society. Cost: $20/team of 2 people or $10/person (we will pair you up).

Thursday

Arlington Public Schools logoArlington Public Schools Support Staff Recruitment Fair*
GMU Founders Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: Noon-4 p.m.

Arlington Public Schools is hiring School Bus Drivers, Extended Day Team Members, Maintenance/Custodians and Food & Nutrition Services Team Members. Candidates are encouraged to submit an online application prior to the event.

Friday

David Alan GrierLive Standup: David Alan Grier
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 and 10 p.m.

Comic David Alan Grier will perform live standup at the Drafthouse on Friday and Saturday. Four performances are scheduled. Tickets are $25. Grier’s TV and movie credits include “In Living Color,” “Dancing with the Stars,” and “Jumanji.”

Saturday

princess-frogFamily Film: “The Princess and the Frog”
Shirlington Branch Library (4200 Campbell Ave)
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

Join Arlington Public Library staff and neighbors at a Saturday film screening for children and their caregivers. Snacks will be provided. First-come, first-served until capacity is reached. The movie is rated G and runs 98 minutes.

Sunday

A dog (photo courtesy Rena Schild)Yappy Sundays
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Shame on you working all week and leaving your best friend unattended! Kick that boyfriend or girlfriend to the curb, recover from your Friday and Saturday nights and spend Sunday with your best friend who loves you no matter what. “All you can eat brunch” for only $22 and champagne bottle specials.

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday

WeLive in Crystal CityWeWork, WeLive and the Future of City Living
WeWork Crystal City (2221 S. Clark Street)
Time: 6-8 p.m

Is WeLive the future of urban residential? This event discusses the living experience that WeLive can offer. Join ARLnow.com and host Sarah Fraser as we chat with Dave McLaughlin, WeWork’s General Manager for the Eastern U.S. and Canada, and Crystal City BID president (and WeLive resident) Angela Fox.

Wednesday

ToastmastersLogo-ColorMBC Speak-EZ Toastmasters Open House*
MBC (2511 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 410)
Time: 12-1 p.m.

You are cordially invited to the open house of the Making Better Consultants (MBC) Toastmasters Club. The Club meets in Crystal City twice a month with the goal of developing and refining our members’ communication and leadership abilities.

krabLegsAll You Can Eat Snow Crab Leg Wednesdays*
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 5-9 p.m.

Only $26.99! All you can eat snow crab legs are back at Mad Rose Tavern. The best deal in town gets better together with the best happy hour in Clarendon. Crabs start being served at 5 p.m. sharp. The event ends at 9 p.m.

TLT-WEB2US Army’s Twilight Tattoo
Summerall Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
Time: 7-8 p.m.

The United States Army Military District of Washington invites you to experience the U.S. Army’s elite ceremonial units in action by attending a Twilight Tattoo program this summer. Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long military pageant featuring Soldiers from The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.”

Friday

Spy Who Loved MeBrown Bag Movie: “The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977)
Aurora Hills Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 12:30- 2:30 p.m.

In honor of May Day, relive the Cold War with this 007 classic. Bring your own popcorn and/or bag lunch. The film stars Roger Moore as James Bond, who’s investigating the highjacking of British and Russian submarines with the help of a KGB agent.

Lost-in-ParisLost in Paris Concert
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 9 p.m.

Lost in Paris, a premier cover band, will be performing at the Clarendon Grill. They’ve been the featured entertainment in countless festivals, bars and clubs, weddings, college performances and corporate events.

Saturday

White-Cane-Day-2014Arlington Lions Club Holds White Cane Day*
Safeway (2500 N. Harrison Street)
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Arlington Hosts Lions Club will be holding it semi-annual White Cane Awareness Day Fundraiser. All funds raised go toward charities involved in preventing blindness and supporting those who are blind.

Sunday

Arlington Central LibraryLeague of Women Voters: How to Run Effective Meetings
Central Library Auditorium (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 4-5:30 p.m.

The workshop will be a brief 90-minute training with an entertaining skit, a presentation on using Robert’s Rules of Order, as well as sample documents for creating meeting agendas and taking effective minutes.

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