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by ARLnow.com — January 9, 2017 at 1:45 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

Orange Line Living logoFree Home Buyer Seminar — Get the Keys to Home Buying Success!*
Orange Line Living (1600 Wilson Blvd., Suite 101)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

The Orange Line Living team is hosting a Home Buying Seminar event at their Rosslyn office. Appetizers will be provided and specialists will be on hand to give an of the buying process.

Tuesday

Shirlington Branch Library (county photo)LEGO Club
Shirlington Branch Library (4200 Campbell Ave.)
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

This event at the Shirlington library gives future engineers the opportunity get free build time with their supply of Lego blocks, so there is no need to bring your own. For more information is available here.

Wednesday

Marymount University main house during Christmastime (Flickr pool photo by Eric)Is Arlington Prepared for an Act of Terrorism?*
Marymount University Phelan Hall (2807 N. Glebe Rd.)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Join the Arlington Committee of 100 to discuss this issue with the leadership of Arlington’s Police, Fire and Office of Emergency Management. This program is free. More information on dinner reservations and parking is here.

Thursday

Battle of WashingtonHistory Talk: America’s Response to the Burning of Washington
Marymount University Reinsch Auditorium (2807 N. Glebe Rd.)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Join Patrick L. O’Neill as he discusses the five-day attack on the British after the devastation they inflicted on Washington D.C. during the Burning of Washington. This program is free and open to the public.

Friday

Tom Green (photo via FacebookTom Green Live
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 and 10 p.m.

Frenetic Canadian comedian Tom Green of The Tom Green Show, Freddy Got Fingered, Road Trip and Stealing Harvard, is performing at the Drafthouse. There will be two shows apiece on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Saturday

Bistro 29 SwingBitter Dose Combo at Bistro 29 Swing
Bistro 29 (3911 Lee Hwy)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

This event features the Bitter Dose Combo, which combines the improvisation and swinging guitar made famous by Django Reinhardt with jazz vocals, Paris musette accordion and upright bass. More info about Bistro 29 Swing is here.

Sunday

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.2017 MLK Tribute
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie St.)
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.

Remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Arlington’s MLK Tribute. There will be live music from the Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts, a dance performance by Kingdom Fellowship Church’s Worship Without Words Mime Ministry and more.

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by ARLnow.com — January 2, 2017 at 2:45 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Wednesday

Toastmasters_Logo_ColorMBC Speak-EZ Toastmasters Club*
MBC (2511 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 410)
Time: 12-1 p.m.

The Making Better Consultants (MBC) Speak-EZ Toastmasters Club in Crystal City meets twice a month with the goal of developing and refining members’ communication and leadership knowledge, skills and abilities.

Friday

Michael Ian BlackMichael Ian Black Live
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: doors Open 6:15pm

Michael Ian Black is performing live at the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse on Friday and Saturday. He is known for his roles on The State, Wet Hot American Summer and Reno: 911. Tickets are $25.

Sunday

Chewy-ProfileChewy the Camel
Church of the Covenant (2666 Military Road)
Time: 10-11 a.m.

To celebrate epiphany, Chewy the Camel will visit the Church of the Covenant on Sunday, January 8 from 10 to 11 a.m. The event is free and all are welcome.

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by ARLnow.com — December 27, 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.

In addition to the events listed here, there are numerous New Year’s Eve events happening around Arlington this coming weekend, as detailed in our recent NYE article.

Tuesday

Arlington Cinema Drafthouse sign at night in the fall (Flickr pool photo by Kevin Wolf)Trolls (Oscar Watch Film)
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 4:30 p.m.

DreamWorks’ “smart, funny, irreverent” animated comedy, Trolls, will be playing at the Drafthouse on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets range from $2 to $6.50. The film is rated PG.

Wednesday

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

This event at the Clarendon Metro plaza is free of charge and sponsored by Chabad Lubavitch of Alexandria/Arlington. There will be a lighting of a giant six foot menorah and guests will get to enjoy hot potato latkes and chocolate gelt.

Saturday

Photo via Facebook :Osteria da NinoNew Year’s Eve at Osteria Da Nino*
Osteria da Nino (2900 S. Quincy St.)
Time: 4:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

Osteria Da Nino is celebrating the New Year with a three course dinner for just $70. Seating will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and again from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. There will be a complimentary Prosecco toast at midnight.

Twisted VinesNew Year’s at Twisted Vines!*
Twisted Vines Bistro & Bottleshop (2803 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7 p.m.-12 a.m.

Twisted Vines is hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner that includes a four course dinner and wine pairings, followed by a countdown party with appetizers, music and more. There will also be a brunch on New Year’s Day.

Hyatt at Capitol Hill90’s New Year’s Eve — 2017*
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill DC (400 New Jersey Ave NW)
Time: 8 p.m.-3 a.m.

The Hyatt Regency at Capitol Hill is ringing in the new year with a 90’s party that includes live music, food, drinks and amazing D.C. views. Tickets include general admission and VIP and guests must be 21 and over.

2017 NYE Decades Sehkraft Brewing2017 NYE Decades Sehkraft Brewing*
Sehkraft Brewing (925 N. Garfield St.)
Time: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Ring in the New Year in Clarendon with the cover band “Girls Night Out” and DJ Fusion as they play hit songs from the 80s, 90s and 2000s. Tickets start at $30 and include drink tickets, a VIP entrance and party favors.

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by ARLnow.com — December 19, 2016 at 2:15 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday

SnowglobeHomemade for the Holidays: Snow Globes
Connection: Crystal City (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 4:30-6 p.m.

Learn how to make homemade gifts for friends, family or yourself in this series of holiday craft programs. This event will teach you how to make snow globes out of Mason jars and all supplies will be provided. Perfect for holiday gifts!

Wednesday

Pre- Chanukah on Ice 2016Pre-Chanukah on Ice*
Pentagon Row Ice Rink (1201 South Joyce Street)
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

The Pentagon Row Ice Rink is hosting its annual Chanukah event where you can skate with family, friends and win prizes. There will be dinner, refreshments and a giant six-foot menorah. Tickets are $13 at the door.

Thursday

An Improvised Christmas CarolBah, Humbug! An Improvised Christmas Carol
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: doors open at 6:15 p.m.

The Baltimore Improv Group is performing their take on A Christmas Carol. The plot remains the same but the show is an improvised retelling that includes audience participation. Tickets are $20 and there will be another show on Friday.

Saturday

Live Nativity Calloway UMCLive Nativity at Calloway UMC*
Calloway United Methodist Church (5000 Lee Highway)
Time: 4-5:15 p.m.

This “live nativity” event will include real animals with a reenactment of the Christmas story’s visit from the Wise Men. Guests can also sing Christmas carols and enjoy hot beverages.

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by ARLnow.com Sponsor — December 13, 2016 at 4:45 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday

It's a Wonderful NightIt’s A Wonderful Night at the Drafthouse
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: doors open at 6:45 p.m.

The Drafthouse is hosting a Holiday Social with a special screening of the award-winning movie, It’s a Wonderful Life. Tickets start at $6.50 and the movie will be playing Tuesday through Thursday, this weekend and into next week.

Wednesday

Arlington's Marymount University (Flickr pool photo by Eric)Who Can We Call When We Need Help from Arlington County?*
Marymount University Phelan Dining Hall (2807 N. Glebe Rd.)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Join Shannon Flanagan-Watson and Robert Sharpe as they discuss their roles and share their plans for engaging in the community. Reserve online by December 11 at [email protected]

Thursday

open-house2Arlington Dems Open House
Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th St S.)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

The Arlington County Democratic Committee is hosting an Open house in an opportunity to meet their Committee leadership, learn about what they’re planning for 2017 and to share ideas. Additional open houses will be in January.

Friday

sensory-friendly-santaSensory-Friendly Santa
Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church (1500 N. Glebe Rd.)
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

The Arlington Special Education PTA and former Congressman Jim Moran are hosting an evening allowing children with special needs to visit Santa in a calm environment, away from the stressful, over-stimulating mall experience.

Sunday

Santa_on_EngineSanta at the Station
Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department (3900 Lee Hwy)
Time: 1-3 p.m.

The historic Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annual visit with Santa where they will have the opportunity to sit with Santa, have their picture taken, receive a toy and learn about fire safety.

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by ARLnow.com — December 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm 0

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Monday

Jhumpa LahiriConversations with Tyler: A Conversation with Jhumpa Lahiri*
George Mason University Founders Hall (3351 Fairfax Dr.)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Jhumpa Lahiri, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and commentator on the lives of immigrant families, will join Tyler Cowen for a discussion as part of the Conversations with Tyler event series.

 

Orange Line Living logoFree Home Buyer Seminar*
Orange Line Living Team (1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

The Orange Line Living Team is hosting a Home Buying Seminar event at their Rosslyn office. Drinks and appetizers will be provided and specialists will be on hand to give overviews of the buying process.

Tuesday

Shirlie Lights Up The Village Holiday Celebration
Update at 2 p.m. — The event has been cancelled due to rain in the forecast.

Wednesday

Hindsight-20_20_Instagram-03Hindsight 20/20
MakeOffices Clarendon (3100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 200)
Time: 8:30-10 a.m.

This free event features Anna Mason, Director of Investments for Revolutions’s LLC’s “Rise of the Rest” platform and Co-Director of The Vinetta Project. RSVP is required and a complimentary breakfast will be served.

Fill the Cruiser 2016Police Fill the Cruiser Holiday Toy Drive
Our Lady of Lourdes (830 23rd Street S.)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

The Arlington County Police Department is asking community members to help bring holiday cheer to local children in need by donating new and unwrapped toys. Donations will be distributed throughout the month of December.

Friday

In the Garden of Live FlowersIn the Garden Of Live Flowers
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie St.)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

This event will feature Attilio Favorini and Lynne Conner’s play based on Rachel Carson’s world-changing book, Silent Spring. Carson, who was diagnosed with breast cancer while writing her book, is at a crossroads where her own life story meets a landscape uplifted by cultural references that bring the revolutionary science of Silent Spring to the stage.

Second Citys Nutcracking Holiday RevueThe Second City’s Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:15 and 1o p.m.

The Chicago sketch comedy troupe presents a blend of hysterical scenes, songs, improv and holiday mischief on Friday and Saturday, and from December 16-18. Second City is the famous training ground for legendary comedians like John Belushi, Mike Myers and Tina Fey.

Saturday

National Chamber Ensemble - Happy Holidays!National Chamber Ensemble — Happy Holidays!*
Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent St.)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

This annual holiday concert features the music of Mozart, Bach and Schumann, as well as holiday favorites by Leroy Anderson’s Sleighride, a Hanukkah Fantasy and more. The concert concludes with Carol’s Sing-Along with a reception to follow.

Winter Wonderland 2016Winter Wonderland
Market Common Clarendon (2800 Clarendon Blvd.)
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This annual community event will be held on Saturday and Sunday and celebrates the winter season with live carolers, crafts, face painting, holiday treats and more. Donating any unused toy can earn you a free picture with Santa through the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation.

Bistro 29 SwingThe Hot Club of DC at Bistro 29 Swing
Bistro 29 (3911 Lee Highway)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The Hot Club of DC celebrates the gypsy jazz music of the 1920s-1950s and features the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and covers of the American Jazz Standards, Classic French songs and a few Eastern European Tunes.

Sunday

Nutcracker Tea at the Ritz 2016Nutcracker Tea at the Ritz
Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City (1250 S. Hayes St.)
Time: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Guests will enjoy a high tea, pictures with the Sugar Plum Fairy, crafts, prizes and a mini-performance from the Nutcracker. Single reservations and special VIP Tables are available and proceeds from this fundraiser will support BalletNova’s Free Ticket and Scholarship Programs.

Arlington Cinema Drafthouse sign at night in the fall (Flickr pool photo by Kevin Wolf)2016 Christmas Movie Festival
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 12 p.m.

Films include How The Grinch Stole Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Elf, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, A Christmas Story, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Scrooged and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Tickets are $8.

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by ARLnow.com — November 28, 2016 at 1:15 pm 0

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Monday

Oakland Park Design MeetingOakland Park (via Arlington County)
The Jefferson (900 N. Taylor Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

The Ballston/Virginia Square Civic Association will be discussing the draft design plans for Oakland Park. The meeting will be held at The Jefferson. For more information, visit projects.arlingtonva.us/types/parks.

Tuesday

Defining Arlington’s Digital DestinyArlington's Digital Destiny*
AUSA Building (2425 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Join Arlington County and industry experts as they engage in a conversation with the community about the impact of the digital revolution and what it will mean for mobility and the future of Arlington.

Shirlie Lights Up The Village Holiday Celebration
Update: This event has been postponed.

Wednesday

adminsA Night at the Indie Movies — Admins
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Drafthouse is hosting a local premiere for the Arlington-produced film Admins, about a day in the lives of two system administrators as they annoy users, discuss office politics and watch people at the coffee shop.

Thursday

The NutcrackerThe Nutcracker*
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.

BalletNova will be performing The Nutcracker, with its last performance on Sunday. The ballet, which debuted in 1892, is set to Tchaikovsky’s famous score and has been performed by professional ballet companies all over the world.

Friday

Kevin Heffernan and Steve LemmeSteve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan Live
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 and 10 p.m.

Stars from movies Super Troopers and Beerfest, and members of comedy troupe Broken Lizard, Kevin and Steve will be performing on Friday and Saturday. The show “is a mix of stand up, crowd interaction and stories about their wives and kids and the making of the movies.” Tickets are $25.

Saturday

Four Mile Run Valley WorkshopFour Mile Run Valley Hands-On Design Workshop
Drew Model School (3500 23rd Street S.)
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

There will be an interactive and hands-on workshop, as well as discussions among area community members about topics such as recreational improvements, parking and area character building. Refreshments will be provided.

CWP Holiday Bazaar 2016CWP Holiday Bazaar*
Children’s Weekday Program (716 S. Glebe Road)
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

This family-friendly holiday bazaar offers local crafts, activities for kids, holiday treats and a visit with Santa. There will be a silent auction featuring baskets from local businesses, so skip the mall and the web and join your neighbors for holiday fun.

Washington-Lee High School (photo via Google Maps)Washington-Lee Holiday Bazaar*
Washington-Lee High School (1301 North Stafford Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

This free holiday bazaar is sponsored by Washington-Lee’s class of 2017 and features over 70 local artisans. There will be gift items for sale and plenty of food. There will be live musical performances by The Madrigals and other musical groups.

Pentagon-Row-iceskatingFrostFest
Pentagon Row (1101 S. Joyce Street)
Time: 5-8 p.m.

This holiday event features live entertainment, food samples, a firework display, a $1,000 shopping spree giveaway and much more. Pentagon Row’s ice rink includes an outdoor stone fireplace for warming up during the cold evenings and nights.

Sunday

Annual Messiah Sing-Along 2016Annual Messiah Sing-Along
First Presbyterian Church (601 N. Vermont Street)
Time: 4-6 p.m.

The Arlington Chorale will be featured at this free sing-along and attendees are strongly encouraged to bring canned goods to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). This musical event will be conducted by Dr. Nancia D’Alimonte.

Photo via Facebook :Osteria da NinoWine Dinner
Osteria da Nino Cucina Italiana & Bar (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 6-11 p.m.

Osteria will be hosting a wine and dinner pairing that includes four courses with four wines. Prices start at $89 per person (not including tax and gratuity) and features wines from The Three Kings of Italy including Brunello, Barolo and Amarone.

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by ARLnow.com — November 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm 0

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Tuesday

sweetgreen-opening-ad-1Sweetgreen opening to benefit FRESHFARM
Sweetgreen Pentagon City (575 12th Road South., Suite B2)
Time: 10:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Sweetgreen is opening in Pentagon City and is donating all proceeds to support the Matching Dollars, a FRESHFARM Food Access project. Matching Dollars helps farmers market shoppers using SNAP benefits access fresh foods at an affordable price.

Thanksgiving-food-drive-social-media-image-FOR-FRESHFARMThanksgiving FRESH food drive
FRESHFARM Crystal City Market (1825-1965 Crystal Drive)
Time: 3-7 p.m.

FRESHFARM Crystal City Market is holding a food drive to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Jaleo Crystal City will be doing a free demo so shoppers will be able to sample the food while they shop and donate.

Thursday

Copperwood Tavern logoThanksgiving Dinner At Copperwood Tavern
Copperwood Tavern (4021 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 4-10 p.m.

Copperwood Tavern is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner that includes turkey, sides and pie for $25. The restaurant is also serving food from its bar menu. Table reservations are available online.

Friday

Jerrod CarmichaelJerrod Carmichael Live at the Drafthouse
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: doors open at 6:15 p.m.

LA-based comic Jerrod Carmichael stars and produces NBC’s The Carmichael Show and starred in the summer hit Neighbors. He will be performing live standup comedy on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $25.

Sunday

christmas-tree-printableChristmas Tree Sale to Fight Hunger
Clarendon United Methodist Church (607 North Irving Street)
Time: 12-4 p.m.

United Methodist Church is donating 100% of its Christmas tree sales to the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) and Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN). Sales will begin on Sunday and will end when the trees are sold out.

by ARLnow.com — November 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm 0

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Wednesday

ToastmastersLogo-ColorCACI Ballston Toastmasters Club Open House*
CACI International Inc. (1100 N. Glebe Rd.)
Time: 5:30-7:15 p.m.

The CACI Ballston Toastmasters Club is holding a fall open house for anyone who would like to find out what it’s like to participate in Toastmasters and network with other professionals in the area. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.

Thursday

Hyatt 2014 Gingerbread House Winner (via FacebookHyatt Crystal City)Gingerbread House Challenge at Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Hyatt Regency Crystal City (2799 Jefferson Davis Highway)
Time: 4-6 p.m.

Teams from area businesses will compete to build and decorate the best gingerbread house. Decorating materials will be provided and the proceeds will benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand. The winner will be announced on December 8.

Brian Posehn at the DrafthouseBrian Posehn Live at the Arlington Drafthouse
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Comedian, actor and writer Brian Posehn, most recently seen on The Sarah Silverman Program, is coming to the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse. He is performing Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $25.

Saturday

Star-chords-banner“Star Chords: A Quest for Intergalactic Harmony”
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Old Glebe Rd.)
Time: 3-5 p.m.

Award-winning Potomac Harmony Chorus is celebrating its 40th Anniversary by performing an original show featuring characters from classic space movies and TV shows joining forces to bring music back to the galaxy.

Clarendon Grill signLauralea & Tripp Fabulous
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland St.)
Time: 9 p.m.

Party rock band Lauralea & Tripp Fabulous will be at Clarendon Grill on Saturday, November 19. This five-person band consists of LauraLea Taraskus, Nate Hall, Steve Miceli, Mike Joy and John Zadeh.

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by ARLnow.com — November 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm 0

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Monday

Upper Crust Pizzeria on Lee HighwayEat Pizza – Support Kiwanis*
Upper Crust Pizzeria (4514 Lee Highway)
Time: 5 p.m.

Upper Crust Pizzeria is donating 10% of its sales, including dine in, takeout and delivery, on Monday and Tuesday to Kiwanis Club of Arlington for their work serving the children of the world.

 

Optime Realty's Free Home Buying SeminarFree Home Buyer Seminar*
Optime Realty (1600 Wilson Blvd.)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

The Orange Line Living Team is hosting a Home Buying Seminar event at their Rosslyn office. Drinks and appetizers will be provided and specialists will be on hand to give overviews of the buying process.

Tuesday

Sign on Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse building (photo by wfyurasko)Election Night Results AND Celebration
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: doors open at 6 p.m.

Arlington Drafthouse will have live coverage of the end of the election season between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. General Admission is $5 and the doors will open at 6 p.m.

Barley MacElection Night Viewing Party!
Barley Mac (1600 Wilson Blvd.)
Time: 7 p.m.-2 a.m.

Following the success of their debate party, Barley Mac is hosting an election night viewing party. Drinks will be red and blue and there will be specialty bar snacks. Space is limited so arrive early to ensure seating.

Wednesday

Arlington's Marymount University (Flickr pool photo by Eric)What Do the Election Results Mean for Arlington?*
Marymount University Phelan Hall Dining Room (2807 N. Glebe Rd.)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Join a panel discussion with Arlington’s Democratic and Republican committees, and representatives of the Libertarian and Green parties, as they take your questions and offer their outlooks on Arlington’s political future.

Thursday

Spirit of community luncheon thumbnailSpirit of Community Luncheon*
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel (2800 S. Potomac Ave.)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Arlington Community Foundation will be honoring Jonathan C. Kinney with the 2016 William T. Newman, Jr. Spirit of Community Award.  The Foundation will also recognize a local nonprofit organization, the Arlington Outdoor Education Association.

new-deal-muralsArlington’s New Deal Murals with Toby McIntosh
Marymount University Reinsch Auditorium (2807 N. Glebe Rd.)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Toby McIntosh will discuss his book Apple Picking, Tobacco Harvesting and General Lee, which describes the Arlington post office murals. His presentation will also focus on the artist who painted the murals, Auriel Bessemer.

Friday

Twins Ace HardwareTwins Ace Hardware Grand Opening*
Twins Ace Hardware Arlington (2001 Clarendon Blvd.)
Time: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Twins Ace Hardware is celebrating its grand opening in Courthouse from Friday, Nov. 11 to Sunday, Nov. 13. The festivities include a ribbon cutting Saturday, a Weber grill giveaway and treats from The Olive Oil Boom, Tupelo Honey Cafe and The Brew Shop.

Saturday

Grief-SeminarHope for the Holidays Grief Seminar*
Virginia Hospital Center Community Classroom (1701 N. George Mason Dr.)
Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.

The Washington Regional Transplant Community is hosting a gathering with Robin McMahon, Ph.D. To register, contact Lisa A. Colaianni or Maureen M. Bladerston at [email protected]

Dance Festival of India 2016 Dance Festival of India 2016 “Kalpana”*
Thomas Jefferson Theater (125 S. Old Glebe Rd.)
Time: 3-9 p.m.

The Thomas Jefferson Theater is showcasing Indian dance companies from the Tri-State area. The first showcase will be on Saturday at 3 p.m., the second will be at 7 p.m. and the final Showcase will be on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Sunday

First Presbeterian ChurchBenefit Concert for Storm Victims
First Presbyterian Church of Arlington (601 N. Vermont St.)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

World-class music is coming to First Presbyterian Church. Artists are donating their talents for FPC’s seventh annual benefit concert. No tickets are required, but an offering will be collected, with 100% going to the American Red Cross for flood relief.

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Wednesday

Photo via Facebook :Osteria da NinoWine Tasting*
Osteria da Nino Cucina Italiana & Bar (2900 S. Quincy St.)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

This Italian restaurant offers wine tasting every Wednesday of the month. Patrons will be able to purchase five featured wines at a discounted price. As an added bonus, Maryland raw oysters are $1 and the tapas dishes range from $3 to $10.

Friday

alonzoboddenAlonzo Bodden Live
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: doors open at 9:30 p.m.

Bodden, who won Season 3 on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, is a regular on NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” Tickets to this live standup show are $22. Additional shows are scheduled on Saturday at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Saturday

Sarah Hood SolomonSolitudes: Photographs by Sarah Hood Salomon*
Cherrydale Branch Library (2190 Military Road)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Photographer Sarah Hood Salomon is hosting an exhibit of her work. Light refreshments will be served at Saturday’s free opening reception. The event will feature an artist’s talk at noon. The exhibit will run through Jan. 31.

Clarendon Halloween bar crawlClarendon Halloween Crawl
Various Clarendon bars
Time: 1-9 p.m.

The official Clarendon Halloween Bar Crawl takes place Saturday. Tickets are $20 online and $30 the day of the event. You get a souvenir haunted mug, access to bars, drink and food specials and a raffle ticket to win great prizes.

Sunday

LOVE-IS-LOCAL-series-NewDistrictLove is Local series: An Event with New District Brewing Co & NOVA Pride*
New District Brewing Company (2709 S. Oakland Street)
Time: 12-6 p.m.

New District Brewing Company in Shirlington is a strong supporter of NOVA Pride and invites everyone (over 21) to enjoy craft beer and “mouth-watering” food by Gourmeltz, a newly-founded local food truck.

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Monday

Conversations with Tyler: A Conversation with Steven PinkerConversations with Tyler: A Conversation with Steven Pinker *
George Mason University, Founders Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Steven Pinker, an expert on language, the mind, and human nature, will join economist and write Tyler Cowen for a discussion. This event is part of a free series that “invites today’s biggest and brightest thinkers for a conversation on their work, the world, and everything in between.”

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

Optime Realty will host a home buying seminar with lenders and buyer agents. During the event, specialists will walk attendees through the home buying process and share valuable strategies.

Tuesday

Arlington Thrive's Young Professional Bingo Happy HourArlington Thrive’s Young Professional Bingo Happy Hour *
Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill (2424 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

This “spooky” bingo game from Arlington Thrive’s Young Professional Steering Committee will include food and drink specials and a chance to play for prizes. All those who show up in costume get a second bingo card on the house.

Home Buyer Seminar in ArlingtonHome Buyer Seminar *
Keller Williams Realty (2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 100)
Time: 6:15-7:30 p.m.

Experts are slated to teach attendees the ins and outs of the home buying process, including tips about mortgages, tax credits, and incentives. The first ten people to RSVP for the event will receive a free home warranty and home inspection.

Wednesday

White House LogoWhite House Behind the Scenes: Garrett Peck, Author of “Prohibition in Washington, D.C.: How Dry We Weren’t”
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 S. 18th Street)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Author Garret Peck will tell  stories relayed in his book Prohibition in “Washington, D.C.: How Dry We Weren’t.” As the book’s title implies, the White House wasn’t without alcohol during the nationwide booze ban.

Thursday

Mad Rose Tavern logoMad Rose Employee Recovery Fundraiser
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Boulevard)
Time: 5-9 p.m.

Mad Rose Tavern will host a fundraiser and special buffet dinner for Victoria Alicia Gonzalez, the employee who was hit by someone behind the wheel of an SUV in front of the restaurant and bar earlier this month.

Friday

Elliot in the Morning Halloween Bash (photo via Elliot in the Morning)DC101 Elliot in the Morning Halloween Bash
Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: Doors open at 5 p.m., party starts at 8 p.m.

Locals can don their best costumes for a chance to win $3,000 at this massive Halloween party. During the costume competition, Elliot in the Morning judges will choose nearly 60 costumed attendees and then decide on the winner based on crowd reaction.

Saturday

Clarendon Ballroom Monster Bash flyer 2016Clarendon Ballroom’s Annual Monster Bash
Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

Zombies, ninja turtles and witches will flock to Clarendon Ballroom for the venue’s annual costume party and Halloween bash. Judges will award $300 to the patron with the best costume.

Sunday

 Scott Wood, Conductor of the PhilharmonicArlington Philharmonic and Bowen McCauley Dance *
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 3-5:30 p.m.

Dancers with Bowen McCauley Dance will perform to the tune of “Golconda” by the Arlington Philharmonic. Then, the orchestra will present two additional pieces: “Moorside Suite” by Gustav Holst and “Enigma Variations, Op. 36” by Sir Edward Holst. Before the concert, WETA host David Ginder will conduct a discussion with Lucy Bowen McCauley, founder of the dance troupe, and Scott Wood, conductor of the philharmonic.

Paws for Charity flyerPaws for Charity *
Radova Lifestyle (2012 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 3-5:00 p.m.

This fundraising event will support local animal welfare organization, The Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Attendees can donate $5 or more to be entered into a raffle with a variety of prizes.

Penny the hot dogDog Trick or Treat in The Village At Shirlington Village
Dogma Dog Bakery (2772 S. Arlington Mill Drive)
Time: 2-4 p.m.

The 6th annual Dogma Dog Bakery Trick or Treat in the Village at Shirlington will help raise proceeds for Lucky Dog Animal Rescue. Those who visit the bakery can donate $10 for a Dogma bag, then trick-or-treat at all the participating restaurants and stores in Shirlington Village.

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Monday

WhiteHouseLogo1White House Behind the Scenes: Presidential Pallettes with Ailsa von Dobeneck
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 S. 18th Street)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Le Cordon Bleu graduate and “MasterChef” contestant Ailsa von Dobeneck will discuss the dining habits of the White House’s inhabitants as part of the Aurora Hills Branch Library’s “White House Behind the Scenes.” The library also will have homemade ginger snaps, which First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln liked.

Tuesday

Make a WishProtect and Serve Lunch
California Pizza Kitchen (1201 S. Hayes Street)
Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Members of the Arlington County Police and Fire departments will serve food at California Pizza Kitchen to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation, which provides special experiences for children with life-threatening ailments. All proceeds for the event will go to the organization.

Saturday

commonwealth-joe-coffee-roastersfinalCommonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters Grand Opening
Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters (520 12th Street South)
Time: 9 a.m.

Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters will open its Pentagon City headquarters with free drip coffee and 50 percent off all other drinks all day, starting at 9 a.m. “The indie coffee shop is the first of its kind in the region, and will deliver a specialty coffee experience to locals, along with space for meeting, working, and learning about the craft of coffee preparation,” according to a news release.

small-_-ZOMBIE-FUN-RUNZombie Fun Run
Bon Air Park (850 N. Lexington Street)
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bon Air Park will have a family friendly run with “engaging obstacles for participants of all ages and abilities” and a course for runners who are “up for a scary challenge,” according to an event post. The park also will have food, games and music. Registration will start at 10:30 a.m. The run won’t be timed.

FalloweenFalloween Festival
Market Common Clarendon (2800 Clarendon Boulevard)
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Market Common Clarendon will put on its fourth annual Falloween Festival with children’s music, a petting zoo, face painting, pumpkin decorating and trick-or-treating. The festivities follow the Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk, which begins at 10 a.m. Costumes are encouraged for dogs and people.

NightInViennaNational Chamber Ensemble – A Night In Vienna*
Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The National Chamber Ensemble will perform music by Johannes Brahms and Franz Schubert, including Schubert’s “Die Forelle” and the “Trout Quintet,” as well as the “Piano Quartet in G Minor” by Brahms. A reception will follow the show. Musicians include David Chapman (piano), Nancy Peery Marriott (soprano), Carlos Cesar Rodriguez (piano), Leo Sushansky (violin), Uri Wassertzug (viola), Sean Neidlinger (cello) and T. Alan Stewart (bass).

Sunday

fall-colorsFall Colors Concert
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Boulevard)
Time: 4-6 p.m.

The Arlington Chorale, formerly The Metropolitan Chorus of Arlington, VA, will kick off its 51st season with contemporary music by Alberto Favoro, Stephen Paulus and Eric Whitacre, as well as traditional spirituals, folk and madrigal pieces. The “Fall Colors” performance is geared for concertgoers of all ages.

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Tuesday

Defining Digital ArlingtonDefining Digital Arlington *
Shirlington Library (4200 Campbell Ave.)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

This program at the Shirlington Library will include a discussion with author Shawn DuBravac. The talk will explore the impact that the digital revolution could have on how Arlington residents live, work and play in years to come.

Thursday

Ruffino ChiantiWine Dinner Ruffino *
Osteria da Nino Cucina Italiana and Bar (2900 S Quincy St.)
Time: 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Patrons will have a chance to taste Ruffino wines from Tuscany during this five-course dinner. The dinner will include a visit from Ruffino global ambassador Beppe d’Andrea and feature seven wines.


Hope Is BrewingHope Is Brewing *
Heavy Seas Alehouse (1501 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Human rights organization Love146 is scheduled to host its first-ever D.C.-area Hope Is Brewing event. Locals are welcome to bring along friends, family and a favorite board game to the gathering.

Office Space event at Arlington DrafthouseOffice Space: TPS Report Managers Meeting
Arlington Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7 p.m.

Like “Office Space?” This watch party will have themed music, a trivia contest with prizes, contests where attendees can show off their best Bill Lumbergh and “O Face” impersonations, and naturally, a showing of the 1999 cult classic film.

Friday

Arlington's planetarium (Flickr pool photo by Lawrence Cheng Photography)In This Convex Hull – A Full Dome Art Show *
David M Brown Planetarium (1426 N Quincy St.)
Time: 6:30 p.m.

D.C.-area artist Brandon Morse is scheduled to project his art on the David M. Brown Planetarium’s dome. The installation will run throughout this weekend with multiple screenings on Friday and Saturday.

Saturday

Family Fall FestivalFamily Fall Festival *
St. Ann School (980 North Frederick St.)
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

This free fall festival at St. Ann Church and School will include rides, games with prizes, food, raffles, music, a beer garden and a silent auction with goods and services from local vendors.

Sunday

Pints 4 Paws posterPints 4 Paws Beer Festival *
Courthouse Plaza Parking Lot (2040 15th St. N)
Time: 1-5 p.m.

Pups and people are welcome to attend the inaugural Pints 4 Paws fall fundraiser. The festival is slated to have craft beer tastings, a DJ spinning tunes, food trucks, games and a “doggy costume contest.”

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

WhiteHouseLogo1White House Behind the Scenes: the Press Office with Connie Gerrard
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 S. 18th Street)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Connie Gerrard will share tales from her time working in the White House press office during five presidential administrations. Listen to her fascinating stories about joining a hectic office right after Kennedy was assassinated through Watergate and beyond.

Tuesday

Pumpkins-PatchPumpkin Patch
Arlington Forest United Methodist Church (4701 Arlington Boulevard)
Time: 9 a.m.

Arlington Forest United Methodist Church will begin selling pumpkins Tuesday morning. The pumpkin patch at the church will close on Halloween, Oct. 31.

Get Hired2016 Arlington Employment Center Fall Career Fair Registration
GMU Founders Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

The Arlington Employment Center will hold a career fair for job seekers. BB&T Bank, Macy’s, PBS and about 50 other area employers are expected to attend. Registration is free.

Wednesday

wine-fotoWine Tasting*
Osteria da Nino Cucina Italiana & Bar (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

Local Italian eatery Osteria Da Nino in Shirlington Village is holding a tasting event with Italian wines. The restaurant also has happy hour wine, beer and appetizer specials from 3 to 7 p.m.

Friday

Sign on Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse building (photo by wfyurasko)Ronny Chieng Live
Arlington Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10 p.m.

Ronny Chieng, who is a comedian and “Daily Show” correspondent, will perform two nights of stand-up comedy at Arlington Cinema Drafthouse, starting Friday. Tickets to the performances are $20 and are still available online.

Saturday

Refugees-WelcomeFree Concert Benefiting Refugee Resettlement*
Trinity Presbyterian Church (5533 N. 16th Street)
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

SoulFire will cover songs from The Beatles, The Killers, Dire Straits and other groups to help raise money to sponsor a refugee family. The concert is free, but donations are appreciated. Food will be available from local food trucks.

Sunday

2016-Festival-Latinoamericano-8.5x11-Poster_EnglishLatino American Festival
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 1-5 p.m.

The Arlington Mill Community Center will have Latino food, art and children’s games as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. The event is free and open to all.

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