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by Chris Teale August 14, 2017 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.

Monday

Arlington Home Buyer Class *
Orange Line Living (1600 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

An exclusive home buying class with tips on how to succeed buying real estate in a seller’s market. Learn about the home purchasing process, including how to negotiate a lower price, the loans available and more. Admission is free.

Summer Restaurant Week *
Osteria Da Nino (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Join Italian restaurant Osteria Da Nino for Summer Restaurant Week 2017, from August 14-20. Menu options include a three-course lunch and brunch for $22, or a three-course dinner for $35. Reservations are required.

Tuesday

Free Sing
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

Come and sing karaoke from a catalog of 27,000 songs, or enjoy listening to people from the local neighborhood sing. Those who take their karaoke more seriously can also register for a Championship League Karaoke fall season.

Wednesday

Cask Beer and Live Music
New District Brewing Company (2709 S. Oakland Street)
Time: 4:30-10 p.m.

An evening of unique cask beer and live music at New District Brewing Company. Beers will be $5 a pour until it is all gone, while Jeff Wharen will provide live music from 6-9 p.m. The type of cask beer will be kept a secret until the day of the event.

Thursday

Sip, Nibble & Paint
Key Bridge Terrace (1325 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Artist Stevie New will lead a session for all skill levels to paint. The $50 admission fee covers an easel, canvas, black apron, paint brushes, acrylic paint, paint palettes and instruction. Light snacks, draft beers and wine will also be served.

Friday

Ben Bailey Live
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: Friday 10 p.m., Sunday 7 and 10 p.m.

The host of NBC game show “Who’s Still Standing?” brings his stand-up comedy show to Arlington for a two nights. Bailey has more than 10 years of experience as a comedian, and has appeared regularly at comedy festivals and on television.

Saturday

Water Play Party
Shirlington Branch Library (4200 Campbell Ave)
Time: 10 a.m.-noon

Join the Northern Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children for an outdoor water play party to celebrate playing in water in the summer heat. This free event is for toddlers and pre-schoolers, with parental supervision required.

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by Katherine Berko August 7, 2017 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.

Tuesday

Mosquitoes and Ticks: Identification and Control
Westover Library (1644 N. McKinley Road, Suite 3)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

An information session on how you can shield yourself from mosquitoes and ticks. The presentation will teach people how to identify these bugs, about their life cycles and more. It will also recommend sustainable options for backyards.

Wednesday

Family Open House *
The Sycamore School (4600 N. Fairfax Drive 3rd Floor)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Parents and their children can attend this hands-on open house with three, 30-minute “pop up” classrooms for kids to get a sense of what learning is like at The Sycamore School. Parents may also observe the classes, or ask staff any questions.

Thursday

Late Night Recess
Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 9-11:30 p.m.

A late-night library event for adults of all ages, from 18 and up. The night’s activities will include games from your youth like Twister, Nerf Tag, Bubble Wrap and Forts as well as delicious snacks such as cookies, milk and smoothies.

Saturday

Columbia Pike Movie Nights – “The War of the Roses”
Penrose Square (2503 Columbia Pike)
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Enjoy a free 1980s movie, as part of CPRO’s 30 Years: Celebrating the Great Movie of 1987 (ish). “The War of the Roses” is rated R and about the deterioration of a wealthy couple’s marriage and the divorce battle that ensues.

Sunday

Free Outdoor Concert -Lovejoy Blues Machine
Mount Olivet Church (1500 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Enjoy a picnic while also listening to the fantastic voice of Karen Lovejoy and her band. The Lovejoy Blues Machine is described as jazz with blues and Latin undertones. It’s the perfect way to relax before starting another week.

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by Brooke Giles July 31, 2017 at 2:35 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.

Wednesday

National Coloring Book Day
Westover Branch Library (1644 N. McKinley Road, Suite 3)
Time: 10 a.m.-8:45 p.m.

People of all ages are invited to take a moment to celebrate National Coloring Book Day, an event aimed at adults as well as children, by relaxing and coloring. Coloring pages, colored pencils and crayons will be supplied.

Sushi-Zen Fundraiser for OAR
Sushi-Zen (2457 N. Harrison Street)
Time: 5-9:30 p.m.

Sushi-Zen celebrates its 20th anniversary by partnering with 20 charities, including Offender Aid and Restoration. Twenty percent 0f dinner proceeds at Sushi-Zen will be donated to OAR, with supporters asked to show the event flyer to their server.

Thursday

Columbia Pike Movie Nights at Arlington Mill – “Big”
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 8:30-10:30 p.m.

The Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization will host a free screening of “Big” as a part of the CPRO’s “30 Years: Celebrating the Great Movies of 1987 (ish)” series, which screens films from 80s once or twice weekly.

Friday

TED Talk Screenings at The Connection Library
Connection: Crystal City Library (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 3-4 p.m.

The Crystal City Connection Pop Up Library will host a TED Talk screening and conversation. Talks run for less than 20 minutes and cover subjects like health care, dating, race and the environment among others. The event is for ages 13 and up.

Saturday

Journey Through the Northwest Passage *
Cherrydale Library (2190 Military Road)
Time: 2-4 p.m.

Robin S. Kent opens a photography exhibit from his travels through the Arctic Ocean near the northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The opening reception lasts from 2-4 p.m. and an artist talk is scheduled from 2:30-3 p.m.

Sunday

Sunday Funday at Key Bridge Terrace
Hyatt Centric Arlington Key Bridge Terrace (1325 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 12-5 p.m.

An outdoor event featuring 10 options of $4 Flying Dog draft beers, $5 personalized mimosas and brunch food. Each draft beer purchase includes a chance to win two tickets to the Flying Dog Brewery Summer Sessions Outdoor Concert Series.

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by Kalina Newman July 24, 2017 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.

Wednesday

Small Business Roundtable *
Arlington Chamber of Commerce (2009 14th Street N., Suite 100)
Time: 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Chamber of Commerce hosts a monthly roundtable offering advice to small business owners. This month’s topic is “Growth Thinking: Putting your Unmet Customer Needs at the Center of your Growth, Innovation and Digital Agendas.”

Friday

Found Footage Festival: Cherished Gems
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse (2309 Columbia Pike)
Time: 8 p.m.

Comedians Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher are at the Drafthouse to deliver a comedy show full of their all-time greatest VHS finds, with newly discovered footage and updates on the people in these videotaped obscurities.

Encore Stage’s The Music Man
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 7:30-10 p.m.

Enjoy Meredith Willson’s six-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy. Shows run Friday, Saturday Sunday of this week and then Thursday through Sunday of next week. Recommended for ages 6 and older.

Saturday

Columbia Pike Movie Nights — Broadcast News
Penrose Square (2503 Columbia Pike)
Time: 8:30-10:30 p.m.

This free outdoor screening of the 1980s movie “Broadcast News” will start just after sunset. The movie is rated R. In case there is inclement weather, there will be a cancellation notice on Facebook or Twitter.

Crab Boil at New District Brewing Company
New District Brewing Company (2709 S. Oakland Street)
Time: 12:30-6:30 p.m.

This event has been postponed until August 5.

 

Toastmasters Expo *
Westover Library (1644 N. McKinley Road)
Time: 1-4 p.m.

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Learn how to speak in front of an audience and gain empowering skills at this expo hosted at Westover Library.

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by Kalina Newman July 17, 2017 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

Secrets to Success Podcast *
1776 (2231 Crystal Drive, #1000)
Time: 4-6 p.m.

The Chamber of Commerce is launching its first-ever live podcast recording. The first guest of the series is Pinkie Dent Mayfield of Graham Holdings Company. There will also be networking and food for ticket holders.

Tuesday

Understanding and Supporting Older LBGTQA Community
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

The Arlington Gay & Lesbian Alliance (AGLA) will host a special presentation for seniors in order to discuss the unique challenges dealt by older members of the LGBT community.

Wednesday

Building a Better Digital World: Adults Learn to Code
Central Library Computer Lab (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 4-5 p.m.

This is the second session of a three session series designed to help adults learn how to code. Basic computer and internet skills are a prerequisite for the program.

Thursday

Columbia Movie Nights — The Princess Bride
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 South Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 8:30-10:30 p.m.

This free outdoor screening of the 80s family movie “The Princess Bride” will start just after sunset. In case there is inclement weather, there will be a cancellation notice on Facebook or Twitter.

Friday

“Intern John” Peer Pressure Comedy
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Intern John is the co-host of HOT 99.5’s The Kane Show. Now he’s on the comedy stage full of fresh material. The show is for adults aged 21 and over. There will also be a second show on Saturday night.

Saturday

Crystal City Twilighter 5K *
Crystal City Courtyard Green (2121 Crystal Drive)
Time: 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Run, race and compete with friends during this annual 5K race in downtown Crystal City at dusk. Proceeds from the event will go to Doorways for Women. Specials at local restaurants will be offered following the race.

Major League Quidditch
Thomas Jefferson Community Center (3501 2nd Street S.)
Time: 12-3 p.m.

The Washington Admirals host a three-game series against the Boston Night Riders as part of the national Major League Quidditch regular season. The sport is mixed gender and full contact, and is played by over 500 teams in 26 countries.

Sunday

Sundresses and Sangria Day Party
Pamplona (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 2-7 p.m.

Pamplona is hosting its signature brunch day party. Come dressed in a fancy sundress and enjoy live entertainment on the patio, pitchers of sangria and specials on frozen sangria. All are welcome.

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by Katherine Berko July 10, 2017 at 3:30 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

Arlington Dems Candidate Meet & Greet
Ireland’s Four Courts (2051 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

A happy hour with several candidates. Democrats in attendance will include Attorney General Mark Herring, Delegates Alfonso Lopez and Patrick Hope, County Board candidate Erik Gutshall and School Board candidate Monique O’Grady.

Tuesday

Bad Art Night
Westover Library (1644 N. McKinley Road, Suite 3)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Indulge your creative side by making art in a no-pressure environment. The event is free for attendees 18 and over. Snacks and art supplies will be provided. A trophy will be awarded for the creation voted “Worst of all.”

Wednesday

College Application Essay Writing
Aurora Hills Branch Library (835 18th Street S.)
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Two veteran educators of Arlington Public Schools will teach students how to choose a topic, prepare and write both common and supplemental college essays. They will also explain how to make essays stand out to college admissions staff.

Thursday

Family Open House *
The Sycamore School (4600 Fairfax Drive, 3rd Floor)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Parents and prospective students can get a sense of The Sycamore School’s environment. The event will have several 30-minute “pop-up” classrooms so prospective students can get a taste of the educational style of the school.

Remembering Arlington: A Look at Vanished Businesses
Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Charlie “Our Man in Arlington” Clark, a columnist and local historian, will give a talk on the vanishing businesses of Arlington. He will also welcome contributions from the audience of favorite businesses and stores they remember.

Columbia Pike Movie Night – “Raising Arizona”
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 8:30-10:30 p.m.

This week, as part of CPRO’s 30 Years: Celebrating the Great Movies of 1987 (ish), “Raising Arizona” will be shown. Rated PG-13, the movie is part of the community center’s ongoing 1980s film series on Thursday nights after sunset.

Friday

Nonprofit Forum
WETA (2775 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Learn how to get your business in the policy arena to impact legislation. The event will be held by four experienced panelists who will discuss how to advocate effectively, get in front of legislators and communicate messages about policy.

Saturday

Columbia Pike Movie Nights at Penrose Square – “Predator”
Penrose Square (2503 Columbia Pike)
Time: 8:30-10:30 p.m.

As part of CPRO’s 30 Years: Celebrating the Great Movies of 1987 (ish), the rated R movie “Predator,” will be showing in Penrose Square. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, the film takes place in Central America and has plenty of extraterrestrial life.

Sunday

Up Against the Stream
Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 3-5 p.m.

The Hispanic Access Foundation and U.S Fish and Wildlife are hosting a free yoga event together. Attendees will learn about the fascinating lives of salmon while doing yoga, then they will have the chance to participate in art activities.

Build a Better World: An Enlightening Look at Sanitation
Shirlington Branch Library (4200 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

A talk by Karen Pallansch, the CEO of Alexandria Renew Enterprises. She will discuss what happens to the local water supply when dirty water is flushed into the Potomac River and eventually ends ups trickling back down the sink faucet.

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by Kalina Newman July 3, 2017 at 12:15 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.

Tuesday

Fourth of July Holiday BBQ
Heritage Brewpub & Roastery (1300 N Fillmore Street)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:00 a.m.

Join Heritage Brewpub on the Fourth of July for an exclusive menu only around for the day that includes BBQ beef ribs, beer brats and pints of beer crafted in-house. All you need to do is wear red, white and blue.

July 4th Celebration at Long Bridge Park
Long Bridge Park (475 Long Bridge Drive)
Time: 5-10 p.m.

Join the patriotic spirit with food trucks, live music, sports and games for all ages, moon bounces (weather permitting), face painting and great views of the fireworks display from the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

 

Wednesday

Wine Tasting *
Osteria de Nino (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

Come to Osteria de Nino on the first Wednesday of every month for a complimentary wine tasting at the bar and also purchase wines at a special discount. In addition, R.W.K wines speaker Robert W. Kennedy will join the event.

Thursday

Didgeridoo Down Under
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 4-5 p.m.

This high energy, Australia-themed show combines music, science, comedy, culture, audience participation and character building into one. The show is family friendly and admission is free.

Friday

Jade Catta-Preta LIVE
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Jade Catta-Preta is a Brazilian born comic and actress working in Los Angeles and New York. She has appeared on numerous series including Manhattan Love Story, The Jim Gaffigan Show and Angel from Hell.

Saturday

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Used Book Sale *
St. Mary’s (2609 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

There will be a wide selection of books at bargain prices. Shop early for the best selection and join church members for some lemonade and cookies while you shop. All proceeds and leftover books are donated to the Arlington Pediatric Center.

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by Kalina Newman June 26, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday

Arlington Home Buyer Class*
Orange Line Living (1600 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

This event is hosted by best-selling author and nationally-ranked real estate agent Dan Lesniak. Dan and his team have developed a special process to help thousands of local families buy or sell their home.

Wednesday

State of the County/Public Safety Awards
Hyatt Regency Crystal City (2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy)
Time: 7:30-9:30 a.m.

This annual event will include an address by County Board Chair Jay Fisette, who will highlight the economic and development status of Arlington. Public safety personnel and first responders will also be honored.

A Clockwork Orange at Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse (2309 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:45 p.m.

Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 classic about morality and psychological control caused such an uproar that Kubrick himself demanded that it be pulled from theaters. Gather together some of your best droogs and get ready for a dystopian evening.

Thursday

Outdoor Screening of Spaceballs
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 8:35 p.m.

Limited seating is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis for this free outdoor movie series. You are encouraged to bring your own chair and to check the CPRO Facebook page or Twitter feed in the event of inclement weather.

Friday

Turtle Recall at Clarendon Grill
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 9:30 p.m.

D.C. cover band Turtle Recall is performing at Clarendon Grill, starting around 9:30 p.m. Playing a mix of pop, rock and folk, Turtle Recall describes itself as “a super fun band that’s all over the spectrum.”

Saturday

All American Bar Crawl 2017
Various Clarendon bars
Time: 1-9 p.m.

Enjoy exclusive specials while bar-hopping between Clarendon’s most popular bars with thousands of other partying patriots. Featuring Fourth of July inspired drink specials, party favors and star spangled shenanigans.

Sunday

Sundresses and Sangria Day Party In Clarendon
Pamplona (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 3-9 p.m.

Come and enjoy one of the most significant weekends of the year and Pamplona’s inaugural Sundress & Sangria Day Party. Expect sundresses, patio entertainment, sangria pitchers and frozen sangria, Pamplona’s best bites, and more.

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by Brooke Giles June 19, 2017 at 3:00 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

Arlington Home Buyer Class *
Orange Line Living (1600 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Learn tips on buying a home in this class taught by best-selling author and top nationally-ranked real estate agent Dan Lesniak, author of “The HyperLocal HyperFast Real Estate Agent.” Registration is required.

Tuesday

Washington Summer Sings
Clarendon United Methodist Church (606 N. Irving Street)
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.

Clarendon United Methodist Church will host the 35th annual Washington Summer Sings, bringing distinguished conductors and soloists to this unique singalong of choral masterpieces. In this performance, Thomas Beveridge conducts Mozart’s Requiem.

Thursday

Elephants on the Rampage
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Journalist and BYU law school student Sarah Jarman shares from her book, which argues the importance of classical conservatism in American politics and how the Republican Party has become more progressive with the rise of Donald Trump.

Friday

Kevin Barnett live at Arlington Drafthouse
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2930 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10 p.m.

Barnett is the executive producer, head writer and is a cast member of truTV’s sketch comedy show, “Friends of the People.” He will perform two shows at the Drafthouse, one on Friday and one on Saturday.

Fridays at the Fountain
Crystal City Water Park (1750 Crystal Drive)
Time: Each Friday, 5-9 p.m

Fridays at the Fountain is the new name of Crystal City’s popular outdoor beer and wine garden at the Crystal City Water Park, each Friday through October 27. The event is free, with a cash bar and live music on hand.

Saturday

NPSFL DII National Championship *
Washington-Lee High School (1301 N. Stafford Street)
Time: 2-5:30 p.m.

The D.C. Generals will play the Columbus Marauders in the National Public Safety Football League Division II National Championship. The NPSFL consists of 22 teams from around the country made up police officers, firefighters and EMTs.

Sunday

Pops for Pets Free Concert *
Lubber Run Amphitheater (200 N. Columbus Street)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Pack a picnic and bring family, friends and well-behaved pups to enjoy an evening of popular music at an outdoor concert under the stars for a concert featuring patriotic music. The free concert celebrates the work of AWLA and the Arlington Philharmonic.

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by Kalina Newman June 12, 2017 at 4:30 pm 0

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Monday

50th Anniversary of Loving Day
Busboys and Poets (4251 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Busboys and Poets in Shirlington will host a celebration of “Loving Day,” the 50th anniversary of the landmark Loving vs. Virginia decision, legalizing interracial marriages for couples across the country.

Tuesday

Primary Results Watch Party With Arlington Democrats
Bell20 American Tavern (1999 Jefferson Davis Highway)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Right after the polls close, join Arlington Democrats to watch the results from the Virginia primary to select candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor and House of Delegates. There is a phone bank session before happy hour.

Wednesday

We All Scream: The Fall of the Gifford’s Ice Cream Empire
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Gifford’s was a beloved ice cream company in the D.C. area for more than 70 years. Few knew what was going on behind the scenes: missing cash and a devastating suicide, now in a novel by Andrew Gifford, the last family heir.

Remember Arlington’s Vanished Businesses *
Phelan Hall, Marymount University (2087 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Hear columnist and historian Charlie Clark lead a talk on Arlington’s vanishing businesses. The meet-and-greet will begin at 7 p.m., dinner at 7:25 p.m. and the program at 8 p.m. Dinners are $28 for members and $30 for non-members.

Thursday

3 Short Films to Stop Islamaphobia *
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Join Amnesty International of Northern Virginia for three short films aimed at combating Islamophobia and dispelling myths about Muslim refugees. Remarks to follow by Naureen Shah and Rev. David Lindsey of Little River.

Friday

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

“Earth, Wind and Fire” is the theme of the Arlington Community Chorus spring concert at the Kenmore Middle School black box theater. The concert will feature choral, solo and ensemble performances. Admission is free.

Jackie and The Treehorns at The Rhodeside Grill
Rhodeside Grill (1836 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 9:30 p.m – 12 a.m

Come out for a free live rock concert while you enjoy food and drinks at the Rhodeside Grill. Local heroes Jackie and the Treehorns headline the night. Cart Horse open the night at 9:30 p.m. The show goes on until midnight.

Saturday

Columbia Pike Blues Festival
Columbia Pike and S. Walter Reed Drive
Time: 1-8:30 p.m.

Presented by the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization, the Columbia Pike Blues Festival has a full lineup of blues, R&B and funk performers of national and regional note, including a headline performance by Bettye Lavette.

Summer Crawfish Boil with Bluegrass and Virginia Craft Beer
Rustico Ballston (4075 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 12-4 p.m.

Chef Stephen McRae will be serving up fresh Louisiana crawfish, sausage, corn on the cob and red potatoes, while beer director Greg Engert will be pouring eight different beers. Two bluegrass bands will also perform, with fun games in the courtyard.

Nauck Annual Antique & Classic Car Show
Drew Model School and Community Center (2500 23rd Street S.)
Time: 12-5 p.m.

Everyone is invited to come show off or view antique and classic cars at the Nauck car show. There will be a fish fry and a BBQ, and also a men’s health forum to educate the public on men’s custody rights, child care, police encounters and more.

Sunday

WineMaker Dinner *
Osteria de Nino (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: Noon – 5 p.m.

Enjoy an evening featuring four courses and five wines. Cuisine is paired with wines to enhance each course. A truly unique experience designed for the most enthusiastic wine lovers and foodies; tickets for the event are $75.

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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.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday

A Salute to Our Military and First Responders *
Army-Navy Country Club (1700 Army-Navy Drive)
Time: 6-9 p.m.

Arlington Historical Society presents the program, which includes a presentation of “The Day War Came to Arlington, a gripping account of 9/11 from inside the President’s bunker. General admission is $70, couple’s tickets are $120.

Wednesday

Wine Tasting *
Osteria de Nino (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

There will be a complimentary wine tasting at the bar with wines also available to purchase at a discount price. Happy hour specials are also at the bar from 3-7 p.m., which includes dollar oysters and five dollar wines.

Thursday

History of the Mason Family’s Occupation of Roosevelt Island
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

The Arlington Historical Society hosts Bradley Krueger to discuss his research of Theodore Roosevelt Island. This program is free and part of a monthly series. Krueger is the Cultural Resources Specialist for the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

W. Kamau Bell LIVE at Arlington Drafthouse
Arlington Drafthouse & Cinema (1524 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Bell has released two stand up comedy albums: One Night Only and Face Full of Flour. Face Full of Flour was named one of the Top 10 Best Comedy Albums of the year by iTunes and Punchline Magazine. Tickets start at $35.

Saturday

Employment Mentoring for Skilled Refugees *
St. George’s Episcopal Church (3445 Washington Blvd)
Time: 3-6 p.m.

A NOVA Friends of Refugees event, combines employment mentoring for skilled refugees with a fun program of cultural enrichment for spouses and children still adjusting to their new country. Food and drink will be provided.

Armed Forces Cycling Classic
Various locations
Time: 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday

A two-day cycling event benefitting members of the U.S. armed forces that brings together amateur and professional bicyclists for competition throughout Arlington. Races include the Clarendon Cup, Corporate Challenge and Crystal Cup.

Central Arlington History Tour
Clarendon Metro station (3100 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 9 a.m.-7 p.m

Sponsored by the Center Hiking Club, take an easy all-day walk of 10-12 miles touring historic points in central Arlington, including colonial, Civil War, trolley and W&OD Railroad sites. $2 fee, bring a lunch and comfortable shoes.

West Columbia Pike Food Truck Party No. 2
Columbia Pike at S. Four Mile Run Drive
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Come and join the West Columbia Pike neighborhoods for their second food truck party of the year. Bring a chair to relax along the trail or set up for a picnic. There will be new bike parking and pet stations available as well as music.

Sunday

The Arlington Youth Triathlon *
Washington-Lee High School (1300 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7:30-10:30 a.m.

The Arlington Triathlon is a youth triathlon and is part of the USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic Youth Triathlon Series.  The race is produced by Triathlon Family USA, Inc., which also manages the Arlington Triathlon Club.

Free Crescendo Concert *
Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 4-5:30 p.m.

Crescendo, the youth chamber music program of the Arlington Philharmonic will hold its final concert. Admission is free. The Crescendo musicians will perform movements from the Mendelssohn Octet, Dvorak American, and Borodin.

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Friday

Oz’s Summer Yappy Hour Kick-off
Oz Restaurant & Bar (2950 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 4-7 p.m.

While you enjoy food and drinks, your pets will enjoy treats provided by Kriser’s Natural Pet Store. The first 10 dogs to arrive will receive a complimentary toy and with the purchase of a happy hour special, you’ll be entered to win a gift basket.

Jay Chandrasekhar LIVE 
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2930 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Jay Chandrasekhar is an accomplished director, stand-up comic, comedy writer and actor. He’ll be live at the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, performing comedy that has landed him as one of Variety’s Top 10 Directors to Watch.

Saturday

First Colombia Pike Summer Movie Night
Penrose Square (2503 Columbia Pike)
Time: 8:25-10:25 p.m.

Come to Penrose Square for a blast from the past outdoors 80’s movie night. Hosted by the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization. In case of inclement weather check the Facebook page or the Twitter feed to find about a potential cancellation.

E60 Fitness Grand Opening
E60 Fitness Arlington (1524 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Come tour the facility, meet trainers and enjoy fun, food and games at the E60 Fitness grand opening celebration. Vendors in attendance include Mighty Meals and Noble Nutrition and raffles will be held for prizes from Lululemon and Sweet Leaf.

13th Annual Testicle Festival *
Arlington American Legion Post 139 (3445 Washington Blvd)
Time: 6-11 p.m.

The Montana State Society hosts the 13th annual D.C. Testy Fest, “The Original Sack Lunch.” Live music will be provided by the Wil Gravatt Band. Wash down the food with a limitless supply of Crown Royal and beer. Tickets are $25.

39th Annual Leeway Overlee Community Day & Yard Sale *
Leeway Overlee Civic Association (601 22nd Street N.)
Time: 9 a.m. -1 p.m.

The community will be out in force to exchange information and greetings, sell unneeded household items and pick up a few bargains. The civic association has arranged live music for the event. Over 100 families set up tables for the festivities.

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

Culpepper Garden, Arlington’s only senior living community that boasts 340 apartments for those 62 and over, celebrates its affordable independent and assisted living at this festive fundraiser reception in their gardens.

Sunday

15th Annual Green Home and Garden Tour
Ball Seller’s House (5620 3rd Street S.)
Time: 1-5 p.m.

The Green Home and Garden Tour highlights participants from 18 homes that practice a variety of environmental actions such as energy efficient technologies, solar elements, water-saving technologies, and more.

Bark in the Park *
James Hunter Park (1229 N. Herndon Street)
Time: 3-6 p.m.

Join Clarendon Alliance and Clarendon Animal Care for the third annual Bark in the Park celebration with live music, BBQ by Smoking Kow and local pet-friendly businesses on hand. Bounce house, face-painting and balloons included.

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Monday

Free Home Buyer Class *
Orange Line Living (1600 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-7 p.m.

Specialists including lenders and buyer agents will give an overview of the buying process, while attendees will learn Orange Line Living’s valuable home buying strategies that will save you 3 percent or more when you purchase.

Financial Scams: Just Say No!
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Virginia Cooperative Extension presents an interactive session that covers common financial scams and with practical tips on how you can protect yourself, especially if you suspect a family member is the fraudster.

Tuesday

Surf Like a Sleuth
Arlington Independent Media (2701 Wilson Blvd #C)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Learn tips, tricks and tools used by private investigators for tracking down information using nothing more than a web browser and an internet connection. This course will cover the basics of records searches, and more.

Wednesday

U.S. Army Twilight Tattoo
Summerall Field, Fort Myer (247 Sheridan Ave)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

An hour-long military pageant featuring soldiers from The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment and The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” Experience a glimpse into American history through performances by various ensembles and drill teams.

Thursday

Special Screening: The Crucible
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:45 p.m.

Based on Salem’s infamous witch trials, “The Crucible” takes place in a small tight-knit community, where personal grievances collide with lust and superstition, fueling widespread hysteria.

Saturday

Civil War Camp Day
Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th Street S.)
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

A Civil War living history event hosted by Arlington Parks & Recreation. The event recognizes the 156th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln ordering Union troops into Arlington on May 24, 1861 to defend Washington, D.C.

Lyon Park Spring Fair
Lyon Park (414 N. Fillmore Street)
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

A family-centered event with carnival games, pony rides, moon bounces, cake walk, face painting, cotton candy and more. Concessions, a bake sale and a plant sale are also part of the event. Bring the family and have some old school fun!

Sunday

Taste of Arlington *
Ballston (Wilson Blvd from N. Randolph to N. Nelson Street)
Time: 12-6 p.m.

The 30th annual Taste of Arlington, presented by Courthaus Social and benefiting BallstonGives. The event transforms Wilson Blvd and neighboring streets into a street festival with dining, music and entertainment for all ages.

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Tuesday

Hurricane Hunters Tour
Reagan National Airport (Near the Signature Air terminal)
Time: 2-5 p.m.

The public can tour four planes that fly into hurricanes for better weather forecasts, hear from aircraft pilots from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Air Force and hurricane experts.

Wednesday

Arlington Committee of 100 Visits A-SPAN *
A-SPAN (2020-A N. 14th Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

The Arlington Committee of 100 invites you to visit the A-SPAN Homeless Services Center. Dinner, social hour and tours begin at 7 p.m., followed by an 8 p.m. presentation. Dinner is $28 for members and $30 for non-members.

Market Common Clarendon Open House
CBRE Main Room (2801 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 6-9 p.m.

Join Regency Centers, owner of Market Common Clarendon, for a community open house to help imagine the future of this dynamic neighborhood destination. Share your ideas, meet the team and enjoy complimentary tastings from local restaurants.

Thursday

James and Lewis Marcey’s Civil War Experience
Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

The Arlington Historical Society welcomes Jessica Kaplan, who will present a lecture about the Civil War experience of yeoman farmers Lewis and James Marcey, who owned 95 acres between Forts Ethan Allen and CS Smith in North Arlington.

Broadening the Rainbow
Walter Reed Community Center (2906 16th Street S.)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

The Human Rights Commission will sponsor a public forum in memory of activist Tiffany Joslyn. Hear discussions how to protect the rights of the county’s LGBT community and the challenges of upholding the rights of all people in the county.

Friday

Live Music: Garden State Radio
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 9:30 p.m.

Cover band Garden State Radio performs with their new lead singer, Hannah Peterson. In the band’s last appearance in Arlington of the spring and summer season, experience theatrics and visuals synced to a soundtrack of today’s best music.

Saturday

Mother’s Day Concert: Music of Our Time *
Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Arlington’s own National Chamber Ensemble season finale celebrates musical compositions inspired by theater and film. Featuring clarinetist Julian Milkis, pianist Carlos César Rodriguez and Ensemble Artistic Director violinist Leo Sushansky.

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

A tour ideal for people thinking of renovating or remodeling. It is the perfect opportunity to meet builders and architects and see their projects. The tour is self-guided through the Arlington community, showcasing up to eight newly-renovated homes.

Neighborhood Day
Various locations
Various times

A countywide event featuring numerous events and activities. The day looks to bring together neighbors to strengthen bonds on blocks and across the county, and has fun things to do for all the family.

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Thursday

Special Screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

May the Fourth be with you as local fans celebrate Star Wars Day with a special discount screening of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” Guests will be greeted by stormtroopers and the evening will feature costume contests and Star Wars trivia.

Law Enforcement Officer Of The Year Awards*
The Salsa Room (2619 Columbia Pike)
Time: noon-1:30 p.m.

Arlington County Crime Solvers’ annual awards luncheon, which includes remarks by county officials, a keynote address by Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and the presenting of awards to local law enforcement officers and the Chamber of Commerce.

“Shed Your Coat” at Rocklands Arlington*
Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Co. (3471 Washington Blvd)
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Officially kick off patio season with a special evening of food and drink to benefit Doorways for Women and Families. Guests will mingle on the patio munching on pork pulled from a whole roast pig, and fresh oysters roasted over a wood fire.

Magnificent Movie Music*
Spectrum Theater (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

A three-part multimedia lecture series presented by concert pianist and film music expert Rachel Franklin. Dr. Franklin will delve into some of the greatest film music ever composed and discuss the relationships between films and their scores.

Friday

Market Common Clarendon Kids’ Concerts
Market Common Clarendon (2800 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Kids’ concerts every Friday from May 5 through October 27 in The Loop. Mr. Knick Knack! is back with special appearances by: Mr. Skip, The Bubbas, Oh Susannah!, Kidsinger Jim and Tracey Eldridge. Admission is free for children and adults.

Saturday

CWP Spring Fling*
Children’s Weekday Program (716 S. Glebe Road)
Time: 9 a.m.-noon

Join the Children’s Weekday Program for a fun morning of activities for children and families. Activities include creative games, a face painter, bounce houses, a bake sale and special visitors to celebrate spring. All the community is welcome.

Arlington Community Foundation Home Tour*
Various locations
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tour elegant homes in the Country Club Hills neighborhood of Arlington and support the Arlington Community Foundation in the process. Attendees will see six homes at the event, presented by Washington Fine Properties. Tickets cost $35.

Sunday

George Washington’s Forest Walking Tour
Ball-Sellers House (5620 3rd Street S.)
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

The Arlington Historical Society and Ball-Sellers House invites you to a guided walking tour led by local historian, Kevin Vincent. On the walking tour you’ll trace George Washington’s steps through a property he bought.

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