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by ARLnow.com — February 8, 2016 at 6:55 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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday

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

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

Thursday

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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by ARLnow.com — February 1, 2016 at 3:50 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday

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

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

Friday

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

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

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

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

Saturday

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

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

Sunday

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

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

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by Jennifer Currier — January 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County and surrounding communities. 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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday

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

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

Thursday

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

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

Friday

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

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

Saturday

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

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

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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by Jennifer Currier — January 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

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

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tonight

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

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

Wednesday

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

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

Thursday

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

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

Friday

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday

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

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

by Jennifer Currier — January 11, 2016 at 3:55 pm 0

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

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tonight

Teal-Center-PhotoMeditation Made Easy*
The Teal Center for Therapeutic Body Work (4001 N. 9th Street, Suite 230)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Designed for beginners, this class will teach easy techniques for practicing meditation through a discussion, lessons on techniques and time to practice them. The session costs $40 per person with registration available online.

Tuesday

ACC-logo-bluePACE Informational Session
Arlington Chamber of Commerce (2009 14th Street N)
Time: 9-11 a.m.

The Chamber of Commerce Green Business Committee is hosting an information session about the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), a way to finance energy efficient and renewable energy upgrades to existing buildings. The session is free, but interested guests should register online.

12400518_1131207553564642_6235127170574567787_nArlington Young Democrats State of the Union Watch Party
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 7-10 p.m.

President Obama will give his final State of the Union address as AYD hosts a watch party at Mad Rose Tavern. There will be bingo with prizes for the winners, as well as food and drinks available for purchase.

Deck-handsCards Against Urbanity Game Night
Courthause Social (2300 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The parody card game is holding its second game night for the urban planning game. New, special cards dedicated to Arlington will be included in the night’s decks. This event is free, and interested players can sign up in advance online.

Wednesday

aachen-groupGerman High School Exchange Information Meeting
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Arlington students have an opportunity to visit Germany this summer through the Arlington-Aachen Sister School Exchange program. Students and parents are welcome to attend the meeting to learn about the program and what it will entail.

Thursday

Aqueduct-BridgeAHS Presents: How the C&O Canal and W&OD Railroad Shaped Arlington
Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

The Arlington Historical Society’s year of programming will begin with a lecture from Michael Nardolilli, telling the stories of both transportation corridors and their connections to Arlington’s history. The program is free and open to the public.

Historical photo of Aurora Hills Branch LibraryNew Aurora Hills Readers Discussion Group
Aurora Hills Branch Library, Large Meeting Room (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

A new monthly discussion group for the readers of the Aurora Hills Branch Library begins tonight with “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” by Katherine Boo. This group will regularly meet on Thursday nights and has selected books to discuss through the summer.

Friday

Tom Green (photo via FacebookTom Green Live
Arlington Drafthouse & Cinema (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Stand-up comedian Tom Green returns to the Drafthouse for four performances this Friday and Saturday. He’s most known for MTV’s “The Tom Green Show” and has appeared on several late night television shows, including hosting Saturday Night Live. Tickets are $25.

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by Jennifer Currier — January 5, 2016 at 6:00 am 0

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

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday

Arlington Mill Community Center on Columbia Pike in the spring (photo courtesy @TheBeltWalk)Arlington Mill Pop-Up Library
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Arlington Mill Community Center will host library pop-up hours every Tuesday and Thursday during the month of January. Visitors can check out books and DVDs, get a library card or get technology help.

An iPhone

Happy Holidays! Here’s Your New Tech Device…Now What?
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 2-4 p.m.

An open house at the Aurora Hills Library is designed to help residents set up their new device from the holidays, including smartphones, tablets and digital cameras.

Wednesday

Medical designRed Cross Blood Drive
Westover Branch Library (1644 N. McKinley Road #3)
Time: 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Red Cross is holding a blood drive this Wednesday. Interested donors can call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to www.redcrossblood.org using sponsor code “Westover Library” to schedule an appointment. Drop-ins are also welcome.

Friday

Winter-Light-postcard-front“Winter Light” Opening Reception
Gallery Underground (2100 Crystal Drive/Crystal City Shops)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

The group exhibition of work celebrating winter will run through Jan. 30 in the Focus Gallery. Guests can meet the artists and enjoy refreshments at the reception. The gallery is also featuring the work of watercolorist Lauren Marcott this month.

SnowWhiteSnow White
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Encore Stage and Studio presents a musical adaptation of “Snow White.” Eight performances are scheduled over the next two weekends. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children, seniors and military members, available online.

Saturday

As You Like It Jan. 2015As You Like It
Synetic Theater (1800 S. Bell Street)
Time: 8 p.m.

The theater’s 12th silent adaptation of a Shakespeare classic is preparing to end its five and a half week run. The show tells the story  of cousins who must leave their lives of luxury, without dialogue. Tickets start at $40 and are available online. The show is recommended for audiences ages 13 and older.

Sunday

AP-violaArlington Philharmonic: Ritmos Festivos*
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 3-5 p.m.

Continuing its 10th season, the Arlington Philharmonic presents Ritmos Festivos. The free, family-friendly concert will feature classical music with Spanish influences. The concert is part of the professional, non-profit orchestra’s anniversary celebration.

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by Jennifer Currier — December 28, 2015 at 12:15 pm 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County and surrounding communities. 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

Springtime in Shirlington, in front of Signature Theater and the Shirlington Branch LibraryWinter Break Film Series: “Despicable Me”
Shirlington Branch Library (4200 Campbell Ave)
Time: 2 p.m.

This winter break, students and families can go to the Shirlington Library for one, two or all three movie screenings at 2 p.m. each day. Tuesday’s movie is “Despicable Me,” Wednesday’s is “Despicable Me 2,” and Thursday’s is “Minions.” All screenings are free, open to the public and are approximately 90 minutes long.

Thursday

NYE-Celebration1New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at Twisted Vines*
Twisted Vines Bistro & Bottleshop (2803 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7 p.m.-2 a.m.

Twisted Vines is hosting a New Years dinner and countdown party to ring in 2016. A four-course, fixed price dinner will be served from 7-9 p.m. with wine pairings. The countdown party will begin at 9:30 with appetizers, desserts and drink specials. Tickets are $75 per person for the party and $125 for both dinner and the party, available online

MADsquerade_IG2016 Mad Rose Tavern’s New Year’s Eve MADsquerade Ball*
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Tickets to the annual masquerade party at Mad Rose Tavern are still available online but are selling quickly. Guests will get VIP entry, drink tickets, hors d’oeuvres, party accessories like horns and hats, and access to a live viewing of the Times Square Ball Drop. Masquerade masks will also be available for attendees who don’t bring their own. Admission starts at $40.

MR-NYE-flyerMarble & Rye New Year’s Eve Party
Marble & Rye (2501 Columbia Pike)
Time: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Guests at this New Year’s party are asked to “dress to impress” to help ring in 2016. The party will feature a special late night menu, music, party favors and a toast at midnight. Tickets are $45 in advance. They are available online and include six drink tickets. 

Friday

Piff the Magic Dragon. Photo by Virginia Sherwood/NBCPIFF the Magic Dragon Live
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10 p.m.

This America’s Got Talent finalist and comedian will perform four times this Friday and Saturday. The early, family-friendly shows are sold out, but tickets for the later performances both nights are available online for $20 each.

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by Jennifer Currier — December 21, 2015 at 3:25 pm 0

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

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tonight

Arlington Central LibraryLaughter Yoga
Arlington Central Library Auditorium (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

After a 15-minute overview about how laughter yoga works, a volunteer instructor will lead a 45-minute class with exercises using breathing, clapping and movement. The class is free and open to the public.

Tuesday

Crystal City Lights chandelierCocoa and Carolers at Crystal City Lights
The Park (2121 Crystal Drive)
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.

The Clear Harmonies Carolers will sing near the 25-foot LED chandelier that’s lighting up Crystal City through the holidays. Hot chocolate will be served as carolers sing and illuminate the interactive light display.

Nova Y. Payton at Signature TheatreChristmas with Nova Y. Payton and Friends
Signature Theatre (4200 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 8:30 p.m.

A holiday cabaret featuring Nova Y. Payton with a chorus and band. Payton is known for her roles in the musical movies “Dreamgirls” and “Hairspray.” Performances are Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:30 p.m., and at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Friday

Merry Christmas!

Sunday

Wines on the shelf at ArrowineFree Tasting at Arrowine*
Arrowine and Cheese (4508 Lee Highway)
Time: 1-4 p.m.

Just in time for New Year’s Eve, this champagne and wine tasting event is open and free to those 21 and older. Beverages for tasting come from around the world. Attendees are asked to register by emailing [email protected].

Shirlington Strategy Game NightStrategy Gaming Night
Shirlington Branch Library (4200 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 6-9 p.m.

The library is hosting the last strategy game night of the year. Play games like “Settlers of Catan” and “Dominion” for free. Starting in January, this game night will only be open to adults ages 18 and older.

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by Jennifer Currier — December 14, 2015 at 3:45 pm 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County and surrounding communities. 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

Culpepper55+ Holiday Sing-Along
Culpepper Garden Senior Center (4435 N. Pershing Drive)
Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Adults aged 55 and over are invited to a free gathering to sing holiday songs. Dee Bivens will play the piano to lead the group in song.

Arlington Central LibraryYouth Services Winter Open House
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 4-6 p.m.

Kids, teens and their families are invited to an open house and party for the library’s fifth annual winter open house. Guests can hear winter stories, make arts and crafts and enjoy complimentary snacks. 

Friday

SuspiciousCheeseLords_1Suspicious Cheese Lords Christmas Concert
FORUM Arlington (3304 Washington Blvd)
Time: 7-10 p.m.

This male ensemble of singers will perform sacred and secular Christmas songs. Beer and wine will be served at a happy hour starting at 7, and the concert will begin at 8. Tickets start at $10 and are available online.

The Second Citys Holidazed and ConfusedThe Second City’s Holidazed & Confused Holiday Revue
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 & 10 p.m.

The Chicago-native sketch and improv comedy theater is starting its six-night special run at the Drafthouse. The group is known as a training place for famous comedians, including Tina Fey, Bill Murray, and Steve Carell. This weekend’s shows are Friday and Saturday night. Tickets are $30.

Saturday

Hilton Breakfast with SantaBreakfast with Santa & Holiday Food Drive
Hilton Garden Inn at The Village at Shirlington (4271 Campbell Ave)
Time: 8-11 a.m.

The sixth annual breakfast asks guests to come with donations of non-perishable for the Arlington Food Assistance Center. They can enjoy the morning meal and meet Santa. Seating is limited, and reservations can be made by calling 703-820-0440.

Holidy-Gift-SetLast Chance Holiday Bazaar
The Lyon Village Community House (1920 N. Highland Street)
Time: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Local vendors will gather to sell gifts, stocking stuffers, photography, jewelry, crafts, blown glass and art. Attendees are also encouraged to bring new or used coats and sweaters in medium and large sizes to be donated to shelter dogs in Virginia.

Candy Cane Crawl logoClarendon Candy Cane Crawl
3100 Wilson Blvd
Time: 1-9 p.m.

Explore Clarendon’s bars during a winter and holiday-themed bar crawl. Participants get a refillable Santa mug, a raffle entry, access to bars and food and drink specials. Tickets are available online for $20 or are $30 at the door.

by Jennifer Currier — December 7, 2015 at 6:30 pm 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County and surrounding communities. 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

airlingtonClarendon Menorah Lighting and Community Celebration*
Clarendon Central Park (3140 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-7 p.m.

Chabad Lubavitch of Alexandria-Arlington is hosting this festival of lights gathering. A six-foot-tall menorah will be lit as guests eat hot potato latkes and snack on chocolate gelt. There will also be live music and dreidels. The lighting is free and open to the public.

10YP-Community-Meeting-2015-260x300Community Meeting: Ending Homelessness in Arlington
Arlington Central Library Auditorium (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

This annual meeting will address highlights from last year’s meeting and outline strategies moving forward to reduce homelessness. A special ceremony for outgoing County Board members Mary Hynes and Walter Tejada is also on the agenda.

Thursday

Screen-Shot-2015-11-19-at-1.13.15-PMRosslyn Holiday Market Festival & Bonfire*
Rosslyn’s Gateway Park (1300 Lee Highway)
Time: Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

The third annual holiday market will be open this weekend. Live music, crafts, games, pictures with Santa and more than 20 local vendors will fill the park on both days. Festivities will conclude with a bonfire. A full schedule of events is available online.

Friday

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

In it’s 91st annual meeting, the Chamber will detail its initiatives and development plans for next year. The keynote speaker is Aneesh Chopra who was the first United States Chief Technology Officer, and three Chamber awards will be presented. Late registration is available online for members ($64) and non-members ($80).

eclectickle-fb-covers-itsawonderfullifeFilm Night: It’s A Wonderful Life
FORUM Arlington (3304 Washington Blvd)
Time: 7-10 p.m.

A free screening of the holiday classic will begin at 8 p.m. immediately after a happy hour with beer and wine. Admission is free and so is the popcorn that will be served during the film. Children are also welcome to attend.

Saturday

Girl-meditating_72dpiBelleconnecta’s Self Care Day*
Lyon Park Community Center (414 N. Fillmore Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Self Care Day is for women in the D.C. metro area looking to reconnect with their peaceful center. Participants will step away from the stresses of daily life and attend workshops created for relaxation and restoration. More information is available online.

Happy-HolidaysNational Chamber Ensemble Holiday Concert*
Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Musicians ages 9-19 will perform classic holiday pieces at the annual concert, hosted this year by Rosslyn BID President Mary-Claire Burick. The concert will end with a special sing-along. Tickets are $33 for adults and $17 for students, available online.

Sunday

Holiday-CheerHoliday Cheer Family Concert
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 4-6 p.m.

Arlington’s Metropolitan Chorus will perform traditional holiday songs and carols for audience members of all ages. This is the group’s 50th performance season. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

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by Jennifer Currier — November 30, 2015 at 4:45 pm 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County and surrounding communities. 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

AIDSdotGov-logoWorld AIDS Day Breakfast
Sequoia 1 Building, Lower Level Auditorium (2100 Washington Blvd)
Time: 9-11 a.m.

Arlington County Public Health is hosting a breakfast for residents to learn about HIV/AIDS. A guest speaker and short film to address how HIV has impacted the lives of people in Arlington and their families. The breakfast is free and open to the public.

Thursday

IMG_0681Arlington Host Lions Annual Fruit Sale*
2213 N. Glebe Road
Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Arlington Host Lions Club will be selling grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, honey, maple syrup and nuts in the Wells Fargo parking lot. The sale ends on Sunday or when all items sell out. Purchases can be made with cash or check only.

BalletNova Nutcracker (Ruth Judson)The Nutcracker Opening Night
Thomas Jefferson Community Theater (125 S. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

This year’s BalletNova’s production of the holiday ballet opens on Thursday with the first of six performances scheduled over this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available online and cost between $13 and $35.

Friday

Dana Gould at the DrafthouseDana Gould Live Standup Comedy
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Comedian and television producer Dana Gould will perform four shows this Friday and Saturday. Gould has recorded several HBO specials, as well as worked on shows including “The Simpsons” and “Parks and Recreation.” Tickets are $22 and available online.

Saturday

CWPHoliday-BazaarChildren’s Weekday Program Holiday Bazaar*
Arlington United Methodist Church (716 S. Glebe Road)
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

This family-friendly holiday fair in the second floor great hall will have local craft and gift vendors, a silent auction, children’s activities and pictures with Santa. Donations of new packages of diapers will also be collected for the D.C. Diaper Bank.

washington-lee-hs-imageWashington-Lee High School Holiday Bazaar
1301 N. Strafford Street
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This holiday festival will have more than 70 local artisans selling a variety of gift items. Sponsored by the Class of 2016, there will also be live music from school groups and multi-ethnic food for sale.

Arlington Mill Plaza FinalLibrary Hot Chocolate Open House
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 2-4 p.m.

This library pop-up event is an open house to share stories and songs about families celebrating their unique holiday traditions. It is free and open to the public and includes a create-your-own hot chocolate drink station.

Sunday

DrinkingAdventurouslyCoverThe Year of Drinking Adventurously Book Signing*
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street #101)
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Alexandria-based author Jeff Cioletti will be signing copies of his new book, “The Year of Drinking Adventurously: 52 Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone.” He will also discuss adventurous holiday drink trends.

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by Jennifer Currier — November 23, 2015 at 4:45 pm 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County and surrounding communities. 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

Facebook-try-firstSK Bar Olympics
Spider Kelly’s (3181 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5:30-10 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m.

Teams of two will compete in this fundraising event for the Arlington Free Clinic. Games include (Exam) Table Tennis, Pop-a-(flu)-Shot Basketball and Skee (the Doctor) Ball. The top five teams win prizes. Teams can sign up at the event for $20.

Thursday

Happy Thanksgiving!

turkey trot logoArlington Turkey Trot 5K
Christ Church of Arlington (3020 N. Pershing Drive)
Time: 8 a.m.

The 10th annual Turkey Tro Thanksgiving Day 5K will raise money for five local charities. Residents are invited to run, walk or volunteer at the race. Online registration is closed, but participants can enter at the church this Tuesday (12-6 p.m.) or Wednesday (12-8 p.m.). Registration is free for children under 6, $20 for children 6 to 17, and $35 for adults.

Friday

Alonzo Bodden at the DrafthouseAlonzo Bodden Live at the Arlington Drafthouse
2903 Columbia Pike
Time: 10 p.m.

“Last Comic Standing” winner Alonzo Bodden will be performing three shows this Friday and Saturday. Bodden is a regular on NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me” and has appeared on several television shows. Tickets start at $22 and are available online.

Saturday

Shop ARLNOWSmall Saturday*
Covet (5140 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

The business voted Arlington’s “best gift shop” is participating in this year’s Shop Small Saturday movement. The celebration will have treats from Village Sweet bakery, free wrapping for gifts and a raffle to win a Covet gift card.

Sunday

Shirlington Strategy Game NightStrategy Gaming Night
Shirlington Branch Library (4200 Campbell Ave)
Time: 6-9 p.m.

Euro-game enthusiasts will gather on Sunday night for an evening of strategic gaming. Some of the board games at the event include Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride and Dominion. The game night is free and open to the public.

CUMC-image44th Annual Messiah Sing-Along
Clarendon United Methodist Church (606 N. Irving Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Organist and Choirmaster Dr. J. Reilly Lewis will lead a full orchestra, harpsichord, organ, soloists and the audience in singing Part One of Handel’s Messiah. A reception will follow. There is no admission charge, but a $20 donation is suggested.

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by Jennifer Currier — November 16, 2015 at 2:45 pm 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County and surrounding communities. 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

foolproof book coverBook Panel with Wall Street Journal’s Greg Ip*
Mercatus Center at GMU (3434 Washington Blvd, 4th Floor)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

A panel of experts will discuss the themes of this new book. These include lessons from the U.S. financial crisis, Europe’s sovereign debt crisis, sports, technology, and natural disasters. The event is free and open to the public.

Sgt. Jim Webb (via FacebookAFCYR)Arlington/Falls Church Young Republicans Meeting with Sgt. Jim Webb
Hard Times Cafe (3028 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7 p.m.

In its last meeting of 2015, AFCYR is hosting Sgt. Jim Webb, son of former Virginia senator and Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb. Sgt. Webb served with the Marine Corps for five years before working for government contracting companies. The meeting is open to the public.

Tuesday

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

Saint Ann Catholic School, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in Bluemont, will host and open house. Prospective students, their families and other members of the community are invited to attend.

Wednesday

Teen-StressCommunity Conversation: Teen Stress*
Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th Street S)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

This is the first conversation in a series on building the strength of the community’s youth. The conversation is open to all community members, especially middle/high school students and their parents. Light refreshments will be served.

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Arlington Thrive 40th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser*
Army Navy Country Club (1700 Army Navy Drive)
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

The emergency funds organization is celebrating 40 years with hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and a performance by the Metropolitan Chorus. Tickets are $100 and are available online.

Thursday

Hyatt 2014 Gingerbread House Winner (via FacebookHyatt Crystal City)Hyatt Crystal City Gingerbread House Contest
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Time: 3-6 p.m.

Local companies can enter this holiday-themed gingerbread decorating competition. Photos of the houses will be posted to Facebook and the gingerbread creation that gets the most “likes” wins. All interested participants must RSVP by this Tuesday.

Rock Spring Garden ClubRock Spring Garden Club Holiday Design Event*
NRECA Building (4301 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Designer Jo Oliver will give a tutorial on floral design basics. All designs created will be available for sale and silent auction. Admission includes entry for door prizes, snacks, drinks and dessert. Tickets are available online.

Brian Posehn at the DrafthouseBrian Posehn Live at the Arlington Drafthouse
2903 Columbia Pike
Time: 7:45 p.m.

Comedian, actor and writer Brian Posehn is known for his work writing for and performing on shows including “Seinfeld” and “Friends.” He is performing at the Drafthouse this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets start at $25 and are available online.

Saturday

JB-LF5Kflyer2015-page-001Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation Memorial 5k and Family Fun Day*
5115 Little Falls Court
Time: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

This family-friendly event starts with a 5k foot race, followed by a kids fun run and a day of activities. These include food trucks, a beer garden, face painting, and a moon bounce. Registration is still open online.

Star Wars Central Library CelebrationA Library Star Wars Celebration For All Ages
Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 2-4 p.m.

Arlington’s Central Library is hosting a celebration of the series in preparation for the new movie release. There will be themed crafts, games and refreshments, as well as team trivia and a costume contest. The event is free and open to the public. 

Star-WarsStar Wars Concert*
George Washington Masonic National Memorial (101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Star Wars fans can prepare for the release of the seventh episode with music from the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia. Tickets for are available online.

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by Eleanor Greene — November 2, 2015 at 4:45 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.

Tuesday

Money (file photo)Money 101: Budgeting Basics
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th St S.)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Join Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Financial Education Volunteers and get your budgeting goals in order! Part of our Money 101 series, this program is focused on helping young professionals and new graduates with their finances.

Thursday

Fade To WInter Arlington DrafthouseFade to Winter
Arlington Cinema and Draft House
Time: Doors at 6:30 p.m., event at 7:30 p.m.

For the 7th year, DC Adventure Films presents the latest ski film, this year’s offering is Fade to Winter. This film captures nine skiers who go to skiing extremes, featuring jaw-dropping action from around the world. Tickets are $9.

A homeless man in South Arlington. (File photo)2015 Forum on Health, Homelessness, and Poverty
GMU Arlington Campus, Founders Hall
Time: 1-4 p.m.

This event is an academic conference bringing together researchers, policymakers and practitioners to reduce effects of homelessness and poverty on health to improve policy design and outcomes. The event is free, registration is online.

Saturday

Global Stides 5kGlobal Strides AAH 5K
Tuckahoe Elementary School
Time: 8-9 a.m.

The Tuckahoe Elementary School and Arlington Traditional School PTA have come together to create opportunities for quality education for children in Uganda, through a 5k race and fundraiser. Registration is online and costs $25.

Sunday

Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery by Philliefan99VFW Veterans Day BBQ celebration
VFW 3150 (2116 19th St. N.)
Time: 1-3 p.m.

Join is from 1 pm-3 pm as we have recognize the sacrifices made by veterans past and present. We will having BBQ made by our Texan commander and a special guest. All proceeds will go to helping veterans and their families in the Arlington area.

Wine bottles in The Curious Grape in ShirlingtonWine-Food Thanksgiving Pairing
Taste by Katie (6017 Wilson Blvd.)
Time: 2-4 p.m.

You’re invited to attend this tasting event featuring Chef Katie Gilman and Suzanne McGrath, wine educator and owner of The Curious Grape. They are hosting a sampling of wines that pair with Thanksgiving side dishes and desserts.

First Presbeterian ChurchBenefit Concert for Syrian Refugee Children*
First Presbyterian Church, 601 North Vermont Street
Time: 7-9 p.m.

This free concert is an evening of music, with musical and dance performances including The Commonwealth Brass Quintet. The will go to Save The Children, specifically marked for humanitarian aid for Syrian refugee children.

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by Eleanor Greene — October 26, 2015 at 3:45 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

Art and Mental Health at GMUA Conversation on Arts and Mental Health
GMU Founders Hall Auditorium
Time: 6-7 p.m.

GMU’s Arts Management Program is hosting a conversation on mental health. The discussion will explore contemporary mental healthcare trends, available resources and the use of art to promote well-being.

Wednesday

Chiefs v. Chefs logo (via AFAC)Chiefs vs. Chefs
Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Blvd.)
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Chiefs vs. Chefs returns  for another fiery foray into foodie fandom! Watch three of the area’s best restaurant chefs go toe-to-toe with three of Arlington’s firehouse cooks in a three-course throw-down- using only food found in AFAC’s pantry!

1776-logo1776 Crystal City Grand Opening
2231 Crystal Dr #1000
Time: 7-10 p.m.

After months of construction and design, 1776’s new space is ready. Join us in toasting innovative entrepreneurship, and network across the 1776 community. Come celebrate the new space and enjoy food, drinks, music and merriment.

Thursday

A Very Steampunk Halloween by Tech ShopA Very Steampunk Halloween*
Tech Shop DC-Arlington (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 4-9 p.m.

Tech Shop is having party with Steampunk-themed costume and jack-o-lantern contests. Use some of Tech Shop’s gadgets and enjoy food and drink. Tickets for adult non-members are $15 and are available online. Children under 10 not permitted.

Halloween-Carnival_PAVE-1PAVE Halloween Carnival*
Top of the Town (1400 N. 14th St.)
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Join Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment for our 1st annual Halloween Carnival and the launch of ‪#‎ConsentIs‬! The Consent Is campaign is focused on consent, respect and healthy relationships. Tickets are available online and are $65 each.

Friday

Carrie the Musical at Dominion StageCarrie the Musical
Gunston Arts Center (2700 S. Lang Street)
Time: Starts at 8 p.m.

Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, the musical of Carrie hasn’t been seen since its 1988 Broadway production. Tickets are $25, and there are performances on Halloween and next weekend. Synopsis and details available online. 

Saturday

trick-or-treat with Arlington Historical SocietyTrick or Treat with the Arlington Historical Society
Arlington Historical Museum
Time: 4-6 p.m.

This Halloween, the Arlington Historical Society is hosting our first trick-or-treat event at the Arlington Historical Museum! In addition to candy, we’ll have a Halloween-themed story time (appropriate for young children) and coloring activities.

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2015 Halloween Movie Festival
Arlington Cinema and Draft House
Time: Starts at 5 p.m.

Three Halloween films for $8. The Goonies starts at 5 p.m., Ghostbusters is at 7:30, The Exorcist is at 9:45. Restaurant fare and table service is available. Show up in your Halloween costume (more than a mask) to win a free pass to a future movie!

Sunday

Crystal City 5K runners (photo by Diltch1)Pre-Election Day 5K: Halloween Fun Run*
Hayes Park (1415 North Lincoln St.)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Break out your Halloween costume for a fun run along the Custis Trail! Information about the upcoming election will be available at the start and finish of the race. This event is part of efforts to mobilize young voters in the area for the 2015 Virginia elections.

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