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

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

TLT-WEB21U.S. 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.”

Thursday

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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

Wine bottles in The Curious Grape in Shirlington

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

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

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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.

Green Flash and Alpine Pint NightSehkraft Brewing in Clarendon
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.

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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.

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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

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

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

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

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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by Jackie Friedman — June 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

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

(Updated at 2:45 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.

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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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

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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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

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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.

by ARLnow.com — May 17, 2016 at 12:00 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

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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by ARLnow.com — May 10, 2016 at 3:10 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_cityVolunteerism Celebration*
FRESHFARM Crystal City Market (1823-1965 Crystal Drive)
Time: 3-7 p.m.

Shop with local farmers, enjoy some delicious Cabot mac and cheese and learn about volunteer opportunities from local non-profits such as Capital Area Food Bank, United Way of the National Capital Area and Arena Stage.

Wednesday

2016 Democratic school board debateSchool Board Debate
Pike3400 (3400 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Debate among School Board candidate organized by the Pike Presidents’ Group and the Coalition of Arlingtonians for Responsible Development. Pizza will be served, kids are welcome and there’s free parking on the first level of the garage.

Friday

download-1Toastmasters Town Hall
Blackstone (1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 200)
Time: Noon-1 p.m.

Town hall event featuring Distinguished Toastmaster Ralph T. Jones, Jr. Participate in a demonstration meeting, learn about Toastmasters’ Communication and Leadership programs and discover the benefits of membership.

JayChandLive Comedy: Jay Chandrasekhar
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The multi-talented Jay Chandrasekhar will perform four standup shows at the Drafthouse on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $25. Best known for his roles in Super Troopers and Beerfest, Chandrasekhar is also a film and television director.

Saturday

Christian-and-Nina-Elliot-at-new-location-600x450Family Fitness Fun at TRUE Grand Opening!*
TRUE Health and Wholeness (1058 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Celebrate a new, holistic approach to health at the grand opening of TRUE. Take a tour of the new gym and wellness center and sample local farm foods. Free massage and exercise classes, prizes, children’s activities and refreshments.

Tuckahoe-home-and-gardenTuckahoe Home & Garden Tour*
Tuckahoe Elementary School (6550 26th Street N.)
Time: Noon-5 p.m.

Come take a tour of recently renovated homes and gorgeous gardens in Arlington! This annual fundraiser supports the award-winning Discovery Schoolyard program at Tuckahoe Elementary School.

024aGeorge Washington’s Forest Guided History Walk
Ball-Sellers House (5620 Third Street S.)
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

In 1775, Washington bought 1200-acres in what is now Arlington. On this guided walking tour you’ll see the Ball-Sellers House (the oldest house in Arlington), visit survey markers used by Washington in 1785, see a Washington City boundary stone, and visit the site of a mill built by George Washington’s step-grandson.

Testy-Fest-2016-Logo-FB12th Annual Testicle Festival presented by the Montana State Society*
Arlington American Legion (3445 Washington Boulevard)
Time: 6-11 p.m.

The Montana State Society would like to invite you to have a ball (literally!) at the 12th annual D.C. Testy Fest. Last year over 600 people flocked to the event to enjoy live music provided by the Wil Gravatt Band and graze on all-you-can-eat Rocky Mountain Oysters! Thirsty? Wash them down with a limitless supply of Crown Royal (A.K.A liquid courage) & beer – all for the bargain price of $25 bucks!

IBIS_Steps1Fire/Water: Music for Flute, Viola and Harp*
Lyon Park Community Center (414 N. Fillmore Street)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

IBIS Chamber Music wraps up the season with a free concert at the Lyon Park Community Center. This season IBS has examined the “Four Elements” in music, and we complete our cycle with “Fire/Water: Music for Flute, Viola and Harp.”

Sunday

Taste of Arlington 2014 crowdsTaste of Arlington*
Wilson Blvd next to Ballston Common Mall (4238 Wilson Blvd)
Time: Noon-6 p.m.

The 29th annual Taste of Arlington transforms Wilson Boulevard and neighboring streets into a family-friendly street festival with dining, music and entertainment for all ages. Tickets are available online.

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by ARLnow.com — May 2, 2016 at 1:00 pm 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

Michael HaydenA Conversation with Michael Hayden
GMU Founders Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

General Michael V. Hayden, former CIA and NSA director, will discuss his new book, “Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror.” The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions in a Q&A session and is invited to stay for a book signing and reception immediately following the discussion.

Traffic on the GW Parkway at night (Flickr pool photo by Kevin Wolf)GW Parkway Open House
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th St. S.)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

As part of the National Park Service centennial celebration, the GW Parkway is hosting a series of open houses for the public to meet the staff and talk with us about ideas, visions and hopes for the parkway for the next 100 years.

Washington Capitals logoCapitals vs. Penguins Viewing
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 8-11 p.m.

Catch the Caps as they try to keep their Stanley Cup hopes alive, live on the Drafthouse’s big screen. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30. The Drafthouse will also host a viewing party for Game 4 of the series on Wednesday.

Thursday

Tulips at the Netherlands CarillonFundraising Event for Netherlands Carillon
Netherlands Carillon (N. Meade Street and N. Marshall Drive)
Time: 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Join the Trust for the George Washington Memorial Parkway and the Royal Netherlands Embassy for this private fundraiser near Rosslyn. The event will feature a concert with award-winning carillonneur Boudewijn Zwart.

Don Tito in Clarendon opens to the public March, 15, 2015Cinco de Mayo Party
Don Tito (3165 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 2 p.m.

Don Tito is throwing what it’s calling the area’s biggest Cinco do Mayo party. All three floors will be open starting at 2 p.m. “Expect incredible Mexican cuisine, sombreros, cervezas, tequila, and more. There will be great specials and great tacos. Please arrive early to ensure entry and avoid lines.”

Friday

Arlington's small business 'listening session' at Clarendon BallroomArlington Small Business Summit
Spectrum Theater (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 7:30 a.m.-Noon

This event will offer free “business express clinics,” one-on-one scheduled appointments with experts on various business categories. There will also be a “feedback booth.” Admission is free but registration is required.

Saturday

PAWWalk for the Animals*
Bluemont Park (329 N. Manchester Street)
Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is hosting the Annual Walk for the Animals. This event brings together hundreds of local animal lovers and their canine companions for a walk to benefit AWLA and its shelter animals.

Sunday

Scott-Wood-smileArlington Philharmonic Concert*
Washington Lee High School Auditorium (1301 N. Stafford Street)
Time: 3-5 p.m.

Treat mom to an afternoon of music as Arlington’s own professional symphony orchestra presents “Inspired by…” The repertoire for this concert takes its cue from the way composers learn and grow by absorbing ideas from their predecessors.

Renovated Pacers store in ClarendonMom-mosas for Pacers Re-opening
Pacers Running Store (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pacers is celebrating its grand re-opening all week. Among the events planned for the newly-renovated store is a special Mothers Day shopping event, offering “mom-mosas” for customers while they shop.

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by ARLnow.com — April 26, 2016 at 4:05 pm 0

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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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