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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.

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Tuesday, January 21

The Evolution of Political News
Westover Library (1644 N. McKinley Road)
Time: 7-8 p.m. 

Dr. Kimberly Meltzer, from Marymount University, will be speaking about her upcoming book as part of a two-part series on civic engagement. Registration is required and everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, January 22

Ballston Sip and Mingle*
Ballston Exchange (4201 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

The Ballston Exchange invites people to a happy hour with food, drinks and a live band. The event will also include a non-profit expo where people can get involved by helping their community. Space is limited so RSVP is suggested.

Thursday, January 23

Low-Cost Rabies Vaccine & Microchip Clinic
Animal Welfare League of Arlington (2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington encourages people to bring in their cats and dogs for a $10 rabies shot or a $35 microchip implantation.

 Friday, January 24

Mount Olivet Players: Arrivals and Departures
Mount Olivet UMC (1500 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The Mount Olivet Players will perform a free show for the audience that tells funny stories about airports, flight and air travel. Donations are accepted and will benefit youth summer mission trips.

Saturday, January 25

Elementary/Middle School Open House*
Our Savior Lutheran School (825 S. Taylor Street)
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Our Savior Lutheran School is host an open house, during which families can meet school leaders, tour the facilities and learn about program offerings for kids.

Phoenix Bikes CycleBar Fundraiser
CycleBar Columbia Pike (3400 Columbia Pike)
Time: 3-4 p.m. 

This event offers people the chance to take a cycle class for a good cause. Proceeds will go to Phoenix Bikes, which teaches local youth life skills through bicycle repair. Tickets are $25 and attendees can donate more if they choose.

Sunday, January 26

Transgender Conversation Sponsored by Equality Virginia
Congregation Etz Hayim (2920 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 10:15-11:45 a.m. 

Interested members of the public can speak with people from the Transgender Advocacy Speakers Bureau. Speakers will talk about how people can live their best lives and have productive conversations with members of the LGBT community.

Burt Solomon, The Attempted Murder of Teddy Roosevelt
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street #101)
Time: 4-5 p.m. 

Author Burt Solomon will discuss his experience writing his new book, about an incident that looked like and accident but might have been been a presidential assassination attempt.

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Tuesday, January 14

Oddball Cinema
Westover Library (1644 N. McKinley Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Join fellow cinema buffs for a viewing of the film “10 MPH.” This event is open to the public and free but attendees must be 18 years or older to attend. Seating is reserved on a first-come basis.

Saturday, January 18

Game Night
St John’s Episcopal Church (415 S. Lexington Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Community members are invited for a family-friendly game night. People are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for donation. Games and snacks will be provided.

Sunday, January 19

The Jewish Community of Hong Kong
Congregation Etz Hayim (2920 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 10:15-11:45 a.m.

At this educational lecture, Fred Cooper will talk about his time working for Voice of America and his experiences becoming involved in Hong Kong’s Jewish community while working abroad.

MLK Tribute
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s life by listening to the story of four young students from the Arlington’s Halls Hill neighborhood who entered Stratford Junior High School in 1959 and became the first students to desegregate a public school in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Arlington Agenda: Jan. 6-12

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Monday, January 6

Trek Bicycles Arlington Clarendon: Yoga for Cyclists
Trek Bicycle Clarendon (2731 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Join a rotating list of local yoga instructors on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 as we work through poses to help our bodies build flexibility and strength for spring riding and racing. Non-cyclists also welcome — this practice is for anyone wanting to tend to their calves, glutes, backs and core in a supportive and inclusive atmosphere.

Tuesday, January 7

Women in Politics
Westover Library (1644 N. McKinley Rd.)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Danielle Higgins, doctoral student in Political Science at American University’s School of Public Affairs, will discuss attitudes towards women in U.S. politics and how they’ve changed over time.

Wednesday, January 8

Joint Arlington Tenant-Landlord Commission & Alexandria Landlord-Tenant Relations Board Meeting*
Gunston Community Center (2700 S. Lang Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Members of the public are invited to attend this meeting to provide public comment and hear about 2019 accomplishments, 2020 plans, and how the two commissions will collaborate to address rental affordability, housing discrimination, and other critical areas for Arlington and Alexandria residents.

The Harvard Krokodiloes at Mount Olivet Church
Mount Olivet United Methodist Church (1500 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

The Kroks are Harvard University’s oldest a cappella singing group, founded back in 1946. They are coming to DC as part of their 2020 Winter Tour in January.

Friday, January 10

10th Annual DC Tattoo Expo*
Crystal Gateway Marriott (1700 Richmond Highway)
Time: 1-7 p.m.

This expo in Crystal City, which runs through Sunday, will feature more than 400 tattoo artists, including stars of Ink Master and Tattoo Nightmares. It will also have live entertainment, contests and, as always, a nonstop party.

Art & Pizza Night for Kids (5-10 years)
Art House 7 (5537 Lee Highway)
Time: 6-9 p.m.

Drop your child off for a night of fun at our recently expanded Art House 7 studio. Then go have some fun of your own! Kids will do an art project led by 2 teenagers, have pizza and watch a video. There will be an adult to supervise.

Saturday, January 11

Level Up Comedy Fight Night
UFC Gym Arlington (1200 N. Herndon Street)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Join Level Up Comedy for the inaugural Comedy Fight Night – we will transform UFC Arlington into a comedy club where nationally touring comedians join the most talented local comedians to Level Up together on stage.

Sunday, January 12

Jewish Multiracial Network
Congregation Etz Hayim (2920 Arlington Boulevard)
Time: 10:15-11:45 a.m.

A representative of JMN will talk about the organization’s efforts and share ways to welcome all Jews into our communal spaces.

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Tuesday, December 24

Christmas Eve & Live Nativity
Mount Olivet United Methodist Church (1500 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 3-10 p.m.

Mount Olivet will host three Christmas Eve services throughout the night, starting with an interactive family worship and ending with a modern service with live music at 7:30 p.m. A live nativity scene will take place from 4-4:30 p.m.

Christmas Eve Services
Saint George’s Episcopal Church (915 N. Oakland Street)
Time: 4-11:30 p.m. 

Saint George’s Episcopal Church will be offering several Christmas Eve services. At 4 p.m., the family-friendly Holy Eucharist service will tell the story of the first Christmas through a “pick up” pageant.

Wednesday, December 25

Christmas Day Brunch
fyve Restaurant Lounge (1250 S. Hayes Street)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

On Christmas Day, the fyve Restaurant Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City will offer a festive brunch featuring traditional holiday food. Santa and his elves will also be present.

Clarendon Chanukah Menorah Lighting
Clarendon Central Park (3140 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-7 p.m. 

Sponsored by Chabad Lubavitch of Alexandria-Arlington, a six-foot menorah will be lit in Clarendon’s Central Park. Hot potato latkes will be serves and there will be lively Chanukah music.

Saturday, December 28

Community Red Cross Blood Drive
Arlington Chapel, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (1600 N. Inglewood Street)
Time: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

The Arlington Chapel for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will be hosting its quarterly blood drive. Online registration is required to reserve an appointment time.

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Monday, December 16

Dementia-Friendly Arlington
Westover Library (1644 N. McKinley Road)
Time: 2-3 p.m. 

This open, public discussion will touch on the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Make sure RSVP for an event reminder.

AWLA Holiday Affair Winter Fundraiser
Signature Theatre (4200 Campbell Avenue) 
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is taking it back to the 194os at this party, with proceeds going towards the animal shelter.

Tuesday, December 17

Gunston Bubble Renovation Meeting
Gunston Community Center (2700 S. Lang Street)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

The Gunston Bubble athletic facility is being renovated and is in its design phase. Come learn more about the project and give feedback at this meeting.

Wednesday, December 18

Arlington Community Chorus Winter Concert
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

The Arlington Community Chorus is presenting its winter concert, “Winter’s Glow.” The group will perform a variety of holiday favorites and admission is free.

Thursday, December 19

Virginia Tech MBA Programs Information Session*
Virginia Tech Ballston Campus (900 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 12-1 p.m.

Learn more about Virginia Tech’s Ballston-based Executive MBA program at this information session, where officials will discuss curriculum, tuition, financial aid, and more.

Friday, December 20

The Sounds of Christmas 
The Church at Clarendon (1210 N. Highland Street)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

The Lyon Village-based GoGo Symphony will be performing, along with DC Strings. The event is free, but space is limited and advanced registration is required.

Saturday, December 21

Last Chance Holiday Bazaar
Lyon Village Community House (1920 N. Highland Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

This bazaar features wares from dozens of local artists, ranging from jewelry to scarves and candles, making it perfect for shopping for holiday gifts.

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Monday, December 9

First Time Home Buyer Seminar*
Keri Shull Team (1600 Wilson Blvd) 
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Learn about the possible mistakes that come with the first time you purchase a home at this seminar. Topics covered include how to avoid double-paying a rent and mortgage, and how to properly calculate a budget.

Capital Caring Health: Coping With Loss During the Holidays
Arlington Public Library, Columbia Pike (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 4-5 p.m. 

This free support group service is available to all who are grieving during the holidays, helping individuals and families navigate emotions and support each other.

Wednesday, December 11

Holiday Shopping Mixer
Sheyla Boutique – Village at Shirlington (2800 S. Randolph Street)
Time: 5:30-9:30 p.m. 

Join Sheyla’s Boutique for an evening of shopping and networking, with light bites and wine tastings available. The event, hosted in collaboration with District Beauty Guide, is free with an RSVP recommended.

Thursday, December 12

Marcey Road Park Renovation Final Design Concept Meeting
Madison Community Center (3829 N. Stafford Street)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Come see the final design concept for the Marcey Road Park Renovation Project, which will replace the basketball court, three tennis courts, parking, the picnic shelter, and more.

Friends of Urban Ag: What Our Region Grows 
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Join the Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture for its winter meeting, including an interactive presentation on the region’s agriculture, as well as general food production, demand, and economic contributions.

Friday, December 13

She Kills Monsters
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m. 

Wakefield High School theater presents “She Kills Monsters,” the story of a young girl and her journey to self-discovery after the death of her teenage sister. The ticketed event is $10 for students and $15 for adults.

Guided Beer Tasting and Entrepreneur Event
Three Whistles (2719 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-10 p.m.

Come hear the story of the beginnings and growth of local Old Ox Brewery, and experience a tasting of brewed favorites including a “Keg Nog” beer and a beer/gelato paring.

Saturday, December 14

National Chamber Ensemble – Holiday Cheer!*
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The NCE will be performing holiday classics such as Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” and “Chanukah Festival.” A group of young violinists ages 11 to 17 will perform festive film music by Shostakovich, followed by a wine and cheese reception.

GRUMP Holiday Arts and Crafts Show
Crystal City Shops (2100 Crystal Drive) 
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

GRUMP is back for its ninth year, where you can shop from over fifty local arts and makers selling everything from handmade toys and letterpress cards. In addition, there will be creative workshops and yetis present for photo ops.

Sunday, December 15

Breakfast with Santa, The Nutcracker
The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City (1250 S. Hayes Street)
Time: Breakfast from 8:30-10:30 a.m., The Nutcracker from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

The Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City will host two festive events that day. In the morning, enjoy a ticketed breakfast with Santa, and then in the afternoon a performance of the classic holiday ballet, The Nutcracker.

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Tuesday, December 3

Information Session
The Sycamore School (4600 N. Fairfax Drive)
Time: 8-9 a.m.

Interested parents, educational advocates, and additional members of the Arlington community are welcomed for this information session and tour of The Sycamore School. Parking will be validated.

Thursday, December 5

Workshop: Make Felted Holiday Ornaments (Adults)
Art House 7 (5537 Lee Highway)
Time: 7-9 p.m. 

Adults are encouraged to attend this workshop on the art of needle felting. Art House 7 will supply wool and felting needs, and participants will leave with a Christmas ornament. Advanced sign up required.

Friday, December 6

Avant Bard Presents: Happenstance Theater
Theatre on the Run (3700 S. Four Mile Drive)
Time: 7:30-8:45 p.m.

The Avant Bard Theatre will put on “Happenstance Theater,” a dark comedy about refugees escaping a dystopia and balancing life at the end of the world. Ticketed performances run Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Arlington Chamber Annual Meeting 
Sheraton Pentagon City (900 S. Orme Street)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s 95th annual meeting will celebrate the Chamber’s achievements in 2019, while looking ahead to the future. Registration includes lunch, parking and program, which closes December 3 with spaces limited.

Miracle on 23rd Street
Melwood (750 23rd Street S.)
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The time-honored tradition returns to Crystal City, with the lighting of the Christmas tree, photos available with Santa, face painting, hot cocoa, poinsettia sales, and a canned good drive benefiting AFAC. Festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m.

She Kills Monsters
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Wakefield High School theater presents “She Kills Monsters,” the story of a young girl and her journey to self-discovery after the death of her teenage sister. The ticketed event is $10 for students and $15 for adults.

Saturday, December 7

Virginia for Pete Buttigieg — Info Session and Holiday Party*
The Chatham (4501 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

The 8th Congressional District of Pete for Virginia invites area supporters to learn how to volunteer with the team, hoping to earn Pete Buttigieg the Virginia Democratic presidential primary next year.

Gifts That Give Hope Alternative Gift Fair 
Arlington Science Focus School (1501 N. Lincoln Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

At this 9th annual alternative gift fair, shoppers purchase donated nonprofit services for the community. Representatives from eighteen featured nonprofits will be available, and shoppers can purchase their services for those in need via donations.

Winter Wonderland Annual Holiday Event
Penrose Square Apartments (2501 9th Road S.)
Time: 12-3 p.m. 

This year, the apartment community invites its Arlington neighbors for a day of holiday festivities including food trucks, a moon bounce, a live band, and a ballet performance from dancers at the Cuppett Performing Arts Center.

Pet Santa Photos
Dogma Bakery (2772 S. Arlington Mill Drive)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

For its 10th year, Dogma is hosting a pet photography fundraiser in order to rase money for Lucky Dog Animal Rescue and Vindicated Pit Bull Rescue. $25 for each sitting, plus a digital photo.

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Wednesday, November 27

“Funsgiving” at Punch Bowl Social
Punch Bowl Social (4238 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 4 p.m.-Midnight

Even though “Thanksgiving Eve” isn’t an official holiday, celebrate at Punch Bowl Social with this festive event. There will be a “Friendsgiving Frenzy” punch made with bourbon and house-made pumpkin pie spice syrup.

Thursday, November 28

Arlington Turkey Trot
Christ Church of Arlington (3020 N. Perish Drive)
Time: 8-11 a.m.

Before the feasting begins, walk or run at this festive 5K on Thanksgiving with all proceeds going to local charities such as AFAC and A-SPAN.

Friday, November 29

Holiday Tea
Fyve Restaurant and Lounge (1250 S. Hayes Street)
Time: 2:30-4 p.m. 

The Ritz-Carlton at Pentagon City kicks off its weekend Holiday Tea series, where varieties of tea, sandwiches, and desserts are served and a violinist performs. Pricing starts at $25 for children.

Saturday, November 30

BalletNova Presents: The Nutcracker
Kenmore Middle School (202 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 1-3 p.m.

Comes see a performance of twist on the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, performed by BalletNova. This year, there are new costumes, new characters, and new choreography.

Ms. Peacock’s 2nd Anniversary Party
Ms. Peacock’s Champagne Lounge (925 N. Garfield Street) 
Time: 6 p.m.-midnight

The upscale dining room in Clarendon is celebrating its second year in business with an anniversary party. There will be a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, along with a raffle giveaway.

Sunday, December 1

Jeff Cioletti, Drink Like a Geek 
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street)
Time: 3-4 p.m.

Author Jeff Cioletti will be at One More Page books to talk about his latest book, “Drink Like a Geek.” The book explores iconic drinks and the roles they place in movies, books, and television.

Handel’s Messiah Sing-Along
Clarendon United Methodist Church (606 N. Irving Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Clarendon UMC will present their 48th annual Handel’s Messiah Sing Along, where an audience will since along to an orchestra and soloists. There will be a reception afterwards, with a $20 donation suggested.

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Monday, November 18

Bring a Book You Hate Swap
Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Bring your unwanted books to this book swap, where others will bring their least favorite novels to trade. All leftover books will be donated to the library’s upcoming book sale.

Tuesday, November 19

Virginia Tech Executive MBA Online Info Session*
Virginia Tech Research Center (900 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 12-1 p.m.

Learn more about Virginia Tech’s Ballston-based Executive MBA program at this information session, where officials will discuss curriculum, tuition, financial aid, and more.

First Time Home Buyer Seminar*
Keri Shull Team (1600 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Learn about the possible mistakes that come with the first time you purchase a home at this seminar. Topics covered include how to avoid double-paying a rent and mortgage, and how to properly calculate a budget.

Thursday, November 21

Holiday Design Event
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (4301 Wilson Blvd) 
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Join guest floral designer Ami Wilber at this fundraising gala for the Rock Spring Garden Club. There will be a silent auction, delicious refreshments, holiday arrangements, and more. Tickets are $30 and available online.

Jennie Dean Park Renovation Design Reveal
Charles Drew Community Center (3500 23rd Street S.)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

The final design for the Jennie Dean Park renovation project, based on weeks of public input, will be revealed at this event. Continued feedback on the final design is welcome, as are children.

Saturday, November 23

Annual Jennifer Bush-Lawson 5K & Family Fun Day
Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road)
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

This event carries on the legacy of Jenn Lawson, a local mother of three. There will be a morning of celebration and health-focused activities, followed by a certified 5K and a kid’s fun run.

Lyon Park Craft Show
Lyon Park Community Center (414 N. Fillmore Street)
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The 29th annual “Not-Just-A-Crafts-Fair” will feature handmade crafts, prints, jewelry, ornaments, photo collages, and more, plus a bake sale. Restaurant quality Reggiano Parmesan will be available at a discount, with preorders available.

Cranksgiving – A Clothing Drive By Bike
Ireland’s Four Courts (2051 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 

This choose-your-adventure bike ride gives participants a map of suggested stores or items to locate. All items collected will be donated to the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network.

The Enchanted Forest
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel (900 S. Orme Street)
Time: 12-8 p.m. 

This weekend-long holiday festival includes a “forest” of theme-decorated holiday trees, along with live entertainment, a Santa, holiday crafts and a silent auction.

The Board Room 2nd Anniversary Party
The Board Room (925 N. Garfield Street)
Time: 2-7 p.m. 

The Board Room, Clarendon’s board game and bar, is celebrating its second year in operation. In addition, they will be honoring their first year as a brewing company with the release of a new beer.

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Monday, November 11

HyperFast Agent Sales Summit With Ryan Serhant*
Crystal Gateway Marriott (1700 Richmond Highway)
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

This all-day real estate summit, in partnership with the Keri Shull Team and Orange Line Living, will feature talks on million-dollar listings, how to use webinars, online automation, and more. The event will also be held Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 12

The Dillon Rule: What Is It Anyway?
Ireland’s Four Courts (2051 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Arlington and the Arlington branch of the American Association of University Women, this discussion talks about the 1868 Dillon Rule and how it affects local governments.

Wednesday, November 13

Schar School Master’s Open House*
GMU Schar School (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m. 

Learn more about George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government and its master’s degree programs at this open house. Student services and admissions members will be available to chat.

Learn From This Place: Bringing Arlington To Halls Hill
John T. Hazel Conference Center (1701 N. George Mason Drive)
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The John M. Langston Citizens Association presents two events to honor Halls Hill, a formerly segregated Arlington neighborhood. A walking tour will be on Saturday, with a panel presented Wednesday on the history of Halls Hill.

Thursday, November 14

The Bottom: An African-American Enclave Uncovered
Marymount University Reinsch Library Auditorium (2807 N. Glebe Road) 
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Hear from community member Jessica Kaplan as she discusses “The Bottom,” one of the oldest African American enclaves in Arlington established before the Civil War, whose residents were slowly displaced throughout the 20th century.

Friday, November 15

A Zombie Extravaganza at Yorktown High School
Yorktown High School (5200 Yorktown Blvd)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Yorktown Performing Arts will present “A Zombie Extravaganza,” a short comedic drama presented as a series of vignettes. Performances will be from all sorts of YHS programs, including band, cheer, improv, and color guard. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults, and $35 for a donor ticket.

O’Connell Players Present Guys and Dolls
Bishop O’Connell High School (6106 22nd Street N.)
Time: 7-9 p.m. 

Bishop O’Connell High School theatre is performing the musical Guys and Dolls at three separate shows throughout the weekend, with tickets starting at $10 for students and $15 for adults.

Saturday, November 16

Safe At Home Kickball Tournament
Long Bridge Park (475 Long Bridge Drive)
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Bridges to Independence, an area homeless shelter and rehousing service, has partnered with DC Fray for a day of kickball, with all proceeds going towards funding the organization. All players will receive a team t-shirt and a chance to win a trophy.

Rise Against Hunger Event
Clarendon UMC (606 N. Irving Street)
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Clarendon Methodist Church is hosting its annual all-day meal packing event in partnership with Rise Against Hunger. Meals prepped will be sent to those in need all over the world, with two different shifts available for sign-up.

1960s Dance Party to Benefit Culpepper Garden
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 7-10 p.m.

This “Rock Around the Block” dance party will benefit Culpepper Garden, a nonprofit providing affordable housing for Arlington seniors. There will be music, dancing, refreshments, and a silent auction. Tickets start at $10 for teens and $20 for adults.

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Monday, November 4

Start-Up With Financial Success
Arlington Economic Development (1100 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 10 a.m.-4:10 p.m. 

This workshop, led by five experts across different economic fields, will cover the basics of financial management for small businesses, from choosing the right accounting software to paying quarterly tax estimates.

Art Night! 
Lost Dog – South Arlington (2920 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Art Night is a casual monthly meet up for area creatives, in the background of the Lost Dog Cafe. Paper and pencils will be provided, and artists are encouraged to bring any other supplies. RSVP for an event reminder.

Tuesday, November 5

Arlington Kick-Off for Safe Streets
Buzz Bakeshop (818 N. Quincy Street) 
Time: 6:30-8 p.m. 

Arlington Families for Safe Streets is a new group working to promote pedestrian safety through public outreach programs, policy advocacy, and more. Its monthly meetings will be held to discuss and plan upcoming programs.

National Nachos Day 
Punch Bowl Social (4238 Wilson Blvd) 
Time: 11 a.m.-11:59 p.m. 

On National Nachos Day, Punch Bowl Social is encouraging customers to try its cauliflower nachos, made with corn tortilla chips, queso, jalapeños, pickled red onions, and a jalapeño lime crema.

Wednesday, November 6

Ellen Crosby – The Angels’ Share
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m. 

Ellen Crosby will be speaking at One More Page Books to promote her latest novel, The Angels’ Share, a mystery that takes place in Virginia wine country. There will be wine, cake, and a discussion with the author.

Thursday, November 7

Legislative Forum on Aging Issues
Farlington Community Center (3308 S. Stafford Street)
Time: 9:45-11:30 a.m.

The Arlington and Alexandria Commissions on Aging will host a forum of Virginia Senators and delegates for a discussion on legislation that affects older adults, those with disabilities, and caregivers.

MONA Holiday Sip-n-Shop
Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road)
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.

Mothers of North Arlington are hosting their annual sip-n-shop, featuring dozens of local vendors selling a variety of wares, including beauty products, apparel, home goods, and more. Drink tickets are being sold for $7 in advance or $10 at the door.

Friday, November 8

Play: Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, A Lesbian Love Story
Gunston Theatre Two (2700 S. Lang Street)
Time: 8-9:40 p.m.

Dominion Stage Theatre presents “Last Summer at Bluefish Cove,” the story of seven lesbian friends over the course of the summer, who take in a straight woman after she leaves her husband to become an alternative kind of family.

Saturday, November 9

Scouting for Food – Food Drive
AFAC (2708 S. Nelson Street)
Time: 8-11 a.m.

AFAC is partnering with the Chain Bridge District of the National Capital Area Council of Boy Scouts for the 25th annual “Scouting for Food” food drive, which has collected more than one million pounds of food for AFAC since 1995.

Parker Looks Up 
Nook Ballston Quarter (4238 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 10-11 a.m. 

Parker Curry, the little girl who went viral earlier this year for her photo looking up at Michelle Obama’s portrait, now has a children’s book. In order to celebrate the release of her book, she will be at the Nook for reading, a dance party, and a book signing.

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