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by ARLnow.com — May 23, 2016 at 5:15 pm 0

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

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

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

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

Tuesday

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

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

Thursday

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

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

Friday

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

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

Saturday

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

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

Sunday

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

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

by ARLnow.com — May 17, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

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

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday

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

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

Wednesday

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday

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

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

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

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

Saturday

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

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

Sunday

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

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

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by ARLnow.com — May 10, 2016 at 3:10 pm 0

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

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday

crystal_cityVolunteerism Celebration*
FRESHFARM Crystal City Market (1823-1965 Crystal Drive)
Time: 3-7 p.m.

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

Wednesday

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

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

Friday

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

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

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

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

Saturday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday

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

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

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

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

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday

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

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

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

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

Friday

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

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

Saturday

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

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

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Wednesday

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 3.26.13 PMFundraiser to Support Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Cafe Pizzaiolo (2800 S. Randolph Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

A fundraiser is being held for Jack Creedon, an 11-year-old boy from Alexandria who was diagnosed with “very high risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia” in November. Mention the fundraiser and Cafe Pizzaiolo will donate 15 percent of the sale.

The Celtic HouseARLnow Presents: Hot Topics on the Pike
Celtic House Irish Pub (2500 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

Development, affordable housing, school crowding, Metro’s woes, the future of Columbia Pike. Those are just a few of the Arlington issues we’ll discuss with our opinion columnists and a number of notable local leaders. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Doorways for Women and Families.

Thursday

ConfederateHistoryMonthProgram on Arlington’s Civil War History 
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 2-3 p.m.

Warren Nelson, Chairman of the Arlington County Board’s Civil War sesquicentennial observance, will offer insight into Arlington’s role in the Civil War. Learn about this fascinating history, and see pictures of your own backyard from years gone by.

Friday

ADDAMS-Logo_RGB_smMusical: The Addams Family
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

The first of four performances of The Addams Family musical. Tickets are $10 at the door. Synopsis: “Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday Addams’ ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.”

nickdipaolo2Live Comedy: Nick DiPaolo
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10 p.m.

“In this day of watered down comedy Nick DiPaolo’s brutally honest performances remind us of what great stand up should be funny, socially relevant and a little bit reckless.” Tickets are $25. Two additional performances are planned for Saturday night.

Saturday

kilogoArlington Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast*
Clarendon United Methodist Church (606 N. Irving Street)
Time: 8 a.m.-Noon

A “fun-filled morning sponsored by the Arlington Kiwanis Club,” including pancakes, a moon bounce, raffles and more.

IMG_2347Spring Fling and Kids’ Sale*
Children’s Weekday Program (716 S. Glebe Road)
Time: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Inside will be gently used children’s clothing, gear, toys, and household items for sale at below-consignment prices. Outside, families will enjoy kid activities including a bounce house, face painting, active games, refreshments and more.

Mid-Atlantic Spring Beer Festival (photo courtesy Capitol City Brewing)Mid-Atlantic Spring Beer Festival
Village at Shirlington (2700 S. Quincy Street)
Time: Noon-7 p.m.

This springtime beer-tasting event will include a line-up of 35 regional breweries. Admission for beer drinkers is $30, which includes a wristband, official tasting glass and 10 drink tickets. The event is free for non-drinkers and children.

Jr_NBA_Under_Armour_tightJr. NBA Skills Challenge
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: Noon-4 p.m.

A local competition for the national basketball skills challenge. Registration is $20.

Four Mile Run (file photo)Go Gaga for Green
GMU Founders Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 5-8 p.m.

Go Gaga for Green is a family-friendly, community-wide gathering to celebrate Earth Day and benefit three special programs. The event includes food, fun and live entertainment including a lip sync battle. Additionally, the nominees and winners of the Arlington Green Patriot Award will be announced.

Sunday

avmfinal5K AVM Awareness bRUNch*
Gravely Point Park
Time: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) survivor Bridget Falcone for her 10-year anniversary celebration – the 5K AVM Awareness bRUNch. Part awareness run/walk, part brunch festivities, this fundraising event is not to be missed.

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by ARLnow.com — April 18, 2016 at 3:35 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

logo-2Home Buyer Seminar*
Optime Realty (1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101)
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Our team is hosting a Home Buying Seminar on April 18 at our Rosslyn office. We will have specialists on hand (including lenders and buyer agents) to give you an overview of the buying process. The event is totally free.

Tuesday

Money (file photo)Money 101
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Have an eye-opening tax day? Consider participating in a three-class money management series for young professionals. Learn about salary negotiation, financial basics, student loan debt repayment and investing for your goals.

Wednesday

MAZZEI1Super Tuscan Wine Dinner*
Osteria da Nino (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Wine pairing dinner, featuring wines and dishes from the Tuscany region of Italy, with the Mazzei Winery. Five courses and five wines. Speaking at the event will be Sig. Giovanni Mazzei. For reservations please call 703-820-1128.

Thursday

Pink ribbonAnnual Breast Cancer Awareness Softball Game
Greenbrier Park (2700 N. Greenbrier Street)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

The Yorktown Patriots softball team takes on the W&L Generals at Yorktown High School April 21 in its annual PINK OUT game to raise awareness about breast cancer and support the Sharon McGowan Breast Health Fund.

Rotary-Logo-blue-yellow-simplified-2014Arlington Rotary Fundraiser Banquet*
China Garden (1100 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

A fundraiser to benefit the Arlington Rotary Education Foundation. The cost is $50 per person. The evening’s program includes a silent auction and scholarship awards. To reserve your seat at the banquet, call 703-625-6638.

Friday

Michelle WolfLive Standup Comedy: Michelle Wolf
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10 p.m.

Michelle Wolf, writing supervisor and occasional performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers, performs live standup comedy at the Drafthouse. Tickets are $25. Wolf will also be performing on Saturday night.

Sunday

IBIS_StepsChausson Concerto: French Music for Piano and Strings*
Clarendon United Methodist Church (606 N. Irving Street)
Time: 3-5 p.m.

IBIS Chamber Music performs a program of French music for piano and strings. The gorgeous Ravel string quartet will open the program. The second half will contain a rare work by Chausson, accompanied by string quartet.

Rose wine2016 Twisted Vines Spring Rosé Slam!*
Twisted Vines Bistro & Bottleshop (2803 Columbia Pike)
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

A walk-around tasting party featuring 16 open bottles of rosé and an assortment of passed appetizers. Wines include sparkling, still, Virginian, French, Californian, Spanish, Austrian, Oregonian, Macedonian, Georgian, and the list goes on!

AoL-picFilm Screening: An Act of Love
Mount Olivet United Methodist Church (1500 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-9:15 p.m.

This award-winning documentary tells the stories of the Rev. Frank Schaefer and other Methodist pastors who have fought for LGBTQ inclusion in the United Methodist Church. Rev. Schaefer had his ministerial credentials revoked in December 2013 after officiating his son’s same-sex wedding.

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by ARLnow.com — April 11, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday

900px-by-460pxConversations with Tyler: A Conversation with Camille Paglia*
George Mason University Arlington (3351 Fairfax Drive, 4th Floor)
Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Cultural critic, intellectual provocateur and feminist icon Camille Paglia will join Tyler Cowen for a wide-ranging discussion. Paglia, one of the world’s great polymaths, will engage Cowen on topics from Edmund Spenser to the Rolling Stones to Carly Fiorina.

Wednesday

NGN-logo_with-taglineNextGenNow Gives Back Spring Social*
Lyon Hall (3100 Washington Boulevard)
Time: 5:30-8 p.m.

Join NextGenNow young professionals at the NGN Gives Back Spring Social! Each year the NextGenNow initiative selects an area of focus for their grant-giving activity. This year NGN will focut on physical, mental and/or emotional health.

Thursday

Jim BreuerLive Comedy: Jim Breuer
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Jim Breuer, the famed “Goat Boy,” will perform live standup comedy at the Drafthouse Thursday and Friday night at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Tickets are available online for $35.

Friday

NOVA-sale-2016Fancy Pants NOVA Spring Sale*
The Falls Church Episcopal (115 E. Fairfax Street)
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Don’t miss the largest selection of new and gently used boutique kids clothing, sizes 0-10. You’ll find brands like: Anavini, Bella Bliss, Crewcuts, Funtasia Too, Lilly Pulitzer, Oscar de la Renta, Mini Boden, Shrimp and Grits, Vineyard Vines and more!

Rhodeside Grill (courtesy photo)Twentieth Anniversary Celebration
Rhodeside Grill (1836 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 4 p.m.-2 a.m.

Rhodeside Grill celebrates its 20th anniversary with a party that will rage from happy hour to closing time. Original happy hour prices offered from 4-7 p.m. Original appetizers back on the menu. Live music all night.

Saturday

logo-2Home Buyer Seminar*
Optime Realty (1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101)
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Our team is hosting two Home Buying Seminar events on April 16 and 18 at our Rosslyn office. We will have specialists on hand (including lenders and buyer agents) to give you an overview of the buying process. The event is totally free.

Arlington Festival of the Arts posterFourth Annual Arlington Festival of the Arts
North Highland Street & Washington Blvd in Clarendon
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Enjoy a weekend of true visual inspiration in Clarendon, as over 100 artists will showcase their works including glass, mixed media, paintings, jewelry and pottery, providing all sorts of opportunities to appreciate and purchase art. The festival continues on Sunday.

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by ARLnow.com — April 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday

Crystal City FRESHFARM MarketOpening of FRESHFARM Crystal City Farmers Market*
1823-1965 Crystal Drive
Time: 3-7 p.m.

The popular Crystal City farmers market returns to weekly operations along Crystal Drive between 18th and 20th Streets. Stop by early and pick up a free banner bag from the market’s information table.

Wednesday

Thrive-YP-Networking-HH-Poster-2016-04-06Young Professional Networking Happy Hour*
Sehkraft Brewing (925 N. Garfield Street)
Time: 5:30-8 p.m.

Arlington Thrive’s Young Professionals Group is hosting a Networking Happy Hour. Enjoy food and drink specials, a raffle and learn about ways to help our neighbors in need.

Taste of KentuckyTaste of Kentucky Whiskey Tasting
Marble & Rye (2501 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Whiskey tasting featuring Bernheim, Elijah Craig 12 year, Evan Williams Single Barrel and Larceny. Brand ambassadors will be on site with swag, pouring flights and answering any of your questions about Kentucky whiskey. $25 per person.

Friday

GMU Toast to December 2013 GradsGMU New Zealand Wine Tasting & Policy Event
George Mason University Founders Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The community is invited to this 5th annual policy discussion and wine tasting event. The Honorable Tim Groser, New Zealand’s Ambassador to the United States, will discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other issues.

2014 Tom Arnold Headshot by Gremly MediaLive Comedy: Tom Arnold
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Actor, writer and comedian Tom Arnold brings his standup comedy act to the Pike. Arnold has four scheduled performances on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are available online for $25.

Saturday

Bishop O'Connell High School (Photo via Facebook)5K and Kids’ Fun Run*
Bishop O’Connell High School (6600 Little Falls Road)
Time: 9 a.m.-Noon

Join the DJO community for the inaugural O’Connell 5K and Kids’ Fun Run. Run or walk our Arlington-friendly course and stick around for a fun block party type atmosphere on the campus afterwards.

12593655_1222047001143345_9143569338174610233_oGet Fierce About Your Finances Expo 2016*
Westin Crystal City (1800 Jefferson Davis Highway)
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Get Fierce About Your Finances Expo will bring financial experts together under one roof. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss your financial concerns one-on-one with industry experts in a comfortable environment.

Sunday

Sig Sauer handgun (photo via Sig Sauer)Documentary Screening: Making a Killing – Guns, Greed and the NRA*
Lyon Park Community Center (414 N. Fillmore Street)
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

This film explores how guns, and the billions of dollars made off them, affect the lives of everyday Americans. It features personal stories from people across the country affected by gun violence. RSVP to [email protected]

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by ARLnow.com — March 29, 2016 at 2:20 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday

Arlington tech eventArlington Tech: Networking and Discussion*
Highline RxR (2010 Crystal Drive)
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Join ARLnow.com for an evening of networking and conversation about Arlington’s tech scene. Starting at 6:30 p.m., host Sarah Fraser will lead a discussion with some notable local innovators. Tickets are $10 online or at the door. There will be free food and drink, plus a free ARLnow t-shirt for the first five attendees through the door.

Crayons / coloring (photo courtesy Arlington Public Library)Coloring Party for Adults
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness. We will supply coloring pages featuring intricate designs. We’ll also have crayons and colored pencils but feel free to bring your own.

Thursday

adamcoverjpeglowerres-copyPermissionless Innovation Book Launch and Happy Hour
Mercatus Center at George Mason University (3434 Washington Blvd, 4th Floor)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

Join Adam Thierer, senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, for a discussion of the intersection of government policy and innovation, as explored in the expanded edition of his book, Permissionless Innovation.

Carlos MenciaLive Comedy: Carlos Mencia
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:45 p.m.

Standup comedian Carlos Mencia, of TV’s “In Living Color” and “Mind of Mencia,” performs at the Drafthouse this week. In addition to Thursday’s show, he will also be performing twice on Friday and Saturday.

Saturday

HandmadeArlingtonHandmade Arlington Arts and Crafts Fair*
Swanson Middle School (5800 Washington Blvd)
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Handmade Arlington 2016 — arts and crafts show — returns to Swanson Middle School for its 4th year. The annual event will feature a record number of artisans debuting a range of arts and crafts including photography, pottery, jewelry, stationary, purses and other works made from fabrics.

Ball-Sellers HouseBall-Sellers House 2016 Opening Day
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Ball-Sellers House (5620 3rd Street S.)

The Ball-Sellers House Museum opens its 2016 season. Join our costumed docent for a free tour of the oldest building in Arlington. See how farm families really lived in colonial Virginia. There will also be colonial era beverages and sweet treats!

PAN_logoVegan Pledge Program*
Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th Street S.)
Time: 1:45-4:45 p.m.

Are you vegan-curious? For health, environmental, or ethical reasons? The Vegan Pledge Program gives you a mentor, a cooking demo, tips from a registered dietitian, a farm sanctuary tour, an acclaimed film screening and more.

Sunday

Marymount University logoA Journey Through History
Marymount University Reinsch Library Auditorium (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 4 p.m.

Sponsored by Marymount’s Black Student Alliance, this free event features an afternoon of music, poetry and dance. The program will highlight historical figures and key events in African American history, including the Civil Rights Movement and such contemporary issues as Black Lives Matter.

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Monday

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

Our team is hosting a Home Buying Seminar at our Rosslyn office. We will have specialists on hand (including lenders and buyer agents) to give you an overview of the buying process. The event is free but registration is required.

Thursday

Cool CowCool Cow Comedy Showcase
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 8 p.m.

Join your host, Rahmein Mostafavi, in the Drafthouse’s Green Room to see some of the hottest comedy acts for just $5. The tickets are cash only and can only be purchased at the event. All guests must be 21 or older.

Saturday

Tax form (photo via Arlington Public Library)Free Tax Prep Assistance
Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Arlington Public Library, in partnership with AARP, is offering free tax preparation assistance to people of low and moderate income during tax season, through April 16. Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments may be made by calling 703-829-6192.

Mind Your Body Oasis logoLibrary-Hosted Yoga Class Near Pentagon City
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 11 a.m.-Noon

In partnership with Mind Your Body Oasis in Crystal City, the Aurora Hills Branch Library is offering an hour-long yoga class. Stretch into spring and start your Saturday off right. Participants must register in advance and bring their own mats. (The class is sold out but there is a waiting list.)

Sunday

Sunrise over the Potomac on 5/26/10Easter Sunrise Service
Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery
Time: 6:15 a.m.

The non-denominational Christian worship service will begin with a musical prelude at 6:15 a.m. The service is scheduled to begin with a call to worship at 6:30 a.m. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Wednesday

Controlling Clutter
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 2-4 p.m.

The Virginia Cooperative Extension is holding workshop about tackling clutter and becoming organized. Learn how to organize papers and what documents to keep or shred.

Friday

Arlington Community Chorus to Present “March Medley”
Wakefield High School Black Box Theater (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

The Arlington Community Chorus presents “March Medley,” a program of choral music, interspersed with performances by soloists, ensembles and instrumentalists. Admission is free, and the program is suitable for the entire family.

Saturday

Tossed and FoundThe Junior League of Washington’s Annual Tossed & Found Sale
1225 South Clark Street, 10th Floor
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

JLW’s 24th annual Tossed & Found Sale runs from March 19-20. The sale provides quality, gently used household goods to local families and community groups at bargain prices. Last year this event raised more than $158,000.

Four Mile Run (file photo)28th Annual Four Mile Run Stream Clean-Up
Various Locations
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Arlington County’s Park Rangers are calling on volunteers to help clean Four Mile Run at five locations: Madison Manor, Glen Carlyn, Barcroft and Shirlington Parks and by Arlington Mill Community Center.

HomebuyerseminaradHome Buyer Seminar*
Optime Realty (1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101)
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Our team is hosting two Home Buying Seminar events on March 19 and 2t at our Rosslyn office. We will have specialists on hand (including lenders and buyer agents) to give you an overview of the buying process. The event is free but registration is required.

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Thursday

CAU_Arlington_3-10-16Cards Against Urbanity: Arlington Edition on the Pike
Marble and Rye (2501 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Bring your ideas (and gentle barbs) to round three of Arlington’s Cards Against Urbanity Game Night! Come out and shuffle the deck of Arlington’s streetscape and contribute your own ideas for cards.

Pinocchio-half-sheet-colorLive Theater: The True Adventures of Pinocchio*
Yorktown High School Auditorium (5200 Yorktown Blvd)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

The True Adventures of Pinocchio, the Yorktown High School spring production, will be staged March 10, 11, and 12 at 7:00 PM, with an additional matinee at 2:00 PM on March 12. Tickets are $10.

Saturday

gala-photo1Dual Gala for Kids and Adults*
Westin Arlington Gateway (801 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 5-10 p.m.

Let’s Help Kids is holding its sixth annual “Dual Gala.” Both kids and adults are invited. Enjoy cocktails, music, dinner, silent and live auctions, and dessert. The kids’ room is full of activities too. Organizers say it’s “definitely not one of those boring galas.”

Ballet Concert on February 3, 2012National Chamber Ensemble – “American Landscape”*
Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent Street)
Tine: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

NCE proudly celebrates International Women’s Day all week long and salutes great American music by putting the spotlight on the music of great American composer Amy Beach (1867-1944). With guest host JaLynn Prince.

garden-state-radioLive Music: Garden State Radio
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 9:30 p.m.

The New Jersey-based party band brings its “ultimate audio visual experience” to Clarendon. The four-member band includes female vocalist Kelly Caruso, a former American Idol contestant.

Sunday

LivingWithMSLiving With MS
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 3:15 p.m.

Those with MS share how they keep their heads up and continue living life to its fullest after an MS diagnosis. Also, neurologist Dr. Heidi Crayton offers advice on making MS a “back burner” issue.

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Monday

Arlington-Thrive-Bingo-HH-2-29-FlyerYoung Professional Bingo Happy Hour*
Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill (2424 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Come celebrate Leap Day with other young professionals, play some bingo and learn more about Thrive, a local nonprofit working to prevent homelessness in Arlington. The event is free to attend.

Tuesday

Bernie and Hillary (photo via Facebook)Democrats Super Tuesday Watch Party
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 7 p.m.

Join the Arlington County Democratic Committee (ACDC), Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) and Women’s Information Network (WIN) to watch the results of Super Tuesday. There will be democracy-themed drink specials and games.

Super Tuesday graphic (photo via Facebook)Republicans Super Tuesday Watch Party
Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill (2424 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7 p.m.

Join the Arlington County Republican Committee and the Arlington Falls Church Young Republicans as we watch Republican primary election returns on Super Tuesday. Attendees are asked to contribute $5 to defray costs.

Wednesday

Wednesday Night Spins (Photo via Crystal City Business Improvement District)Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins
2345 Crystal Drive Parking Garage
Time: 6-9 p.m.

These indoor, underground bike races will be held every Wednesday in March. The course will be fast and fun for all abilities, and participants will compete for prizes while earning points toward being the best rider of the series.

LunaFest-2016LUNAFEST Film Festival
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6:30 p.m.

LUNAFEST is a film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women. The festival connects women, their stories and their causes through film and is a fundraiser for postpartum support and breast cancer causes.

Sunday

Kettler Capitals IceplexFifth Annual Skate for Catherine
Kettler Capitals Iceplex (627 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 3:30-5 p.m.

A skating party, raffle, and online auction to raise funds for childhood cancer research. This fifth annual event for the Catherine Elizabeth Blair Memorial Foundation will be held at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Ballston.

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Wednesday

AFAC-Bar-Olympiucs-FlyerAFAC Bar Olympics
Spider Kelly’s (3181 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Join AFAC for a night of fun and fundraising. Two-person teams compete in six bar games in a tournament-style competition. Entry fee is $10 per person ($20 per team). Top five teams qualify for cash prizes or gift cards.

Thursday

Osteria da NinoWine Pairing Dinner*
Osteria da Nino (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-11 p.m.

Join Nino for a Campania wine pairing dinner at Osteria da Nino in Shirlington. The event will feature five courses and five wines for only $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.

Saturday

Feel the Heritage posterFeel the Heritage Festival
Drew Community Center (3500 23rd Street S.)
Time: 1-6 p.m.

Celebrate Black History Month at the 24th annual Feel the Heritage Festival. This FREE event features live music and dance, a “Hall of History,” free children’s activities, delicious soul food and a great selection of vendors.

Sunday

Duck Donuts in the Lee-Harrison Shopping CenterPAL Block Party
Duck Donuts (2511 N. Harrison Street)
Time: 3 p.m.

A bike-centric event in a car-heavy spot. Take a couple seconds from a stressful day and chat with ambassadors from Arlington’s PAL (Predictable, Alert, Lawful) program. There will be chairs, hot cocoa and incense.

oscarsparty-2016-300And the Winner Is… Oscars Party
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7 p.m.

Watch the Oscars broadcast live on the big screen at the D.C. Film Society’s 24th annual party. There will be a predict the winners contest, trivia contests, giveaways and a silent auction. Tickets are $20.

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Tuesday

585X365pngConversations with Tyler: Nate Silver*
GMU Founders Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 3:30-5 p.m.

Nate Silver, today’s most influential statistician and founder of the award-winning data website FiveThirtyEight, will join Tyler Cowen for a wide-ranging, intellectual dialogue as part of the Conversations with Tyler series.

Wednesday

Selina-GrayBlack History Month Discussion
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 2-3 p.m.

Historian Matthew Penrod talks about Selina Gray, a slave in the Lee household. When Union troops captured Arlington House during the Civil War, Ms. Gray was responsible for safeguarding treasures once owned by George Washington. Part of a series.

7000 series Metro trainArlington Cmte. of 100 Welcomes Metro’s New GM*
Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-9:15 p.m.

New Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld talks with the Arlington Committee of 100. What is his vision for Metro? How will Metro deal with the current problems it faces and plan for the future?

Friday

High Five Swan DiveLive Music: High Five Swan Dive
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 10 p.m.

Philadelphia-based cover band High Five Swan Dive performs at Clarendon Grill This high-energy, five-member band performs mostly Top 4, but also genres like Rock, Punk, Hip Hop, Soul and Metal.

Saturday

Mock Donald Trump vs. Bernie Sanders debateTrump vs. Bernie: The Debate Tour 2016
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 4 p.m.

Donald Trump (Anthony Atamanuik) and Bernie Sanders (James Adomian) hold an unsanctioned bipartisan debate over the issues before the 2016 presidential election. Final of three “debates” this week.

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