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by Tim Regan — February 21, 2017 at 11:30 am 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.

Thursday

Photo via Oakridge Elementary SchoolCommunity International Potluck Dinner
Oakridge Elementary (1414 24th St. S)
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

The elementary school is set to host a celebration of international culture and food. The planned event includes dishes, posters and flags that represent different countries and cultures from across the globe. The dinner also will have a fashion show and a flag procession.

Paul Zerdin, photo via Arlington DrafthousePaul Zerdin at Arlington Drafthouse
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:45 p.m.

Ventriloquist and “Americas Got Talent” winner Paul Zerdin is slated to perform on the Drafthouse stage. In addition to Thursday’s show, Zerdin will perform twice per night on Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25.

Friday

Capital-Focus-Jazz-Band-940x595FORUM Feast: Mardi Gras *
FORUM Arlington (3304 Washington Blvd.)
Time: 7:30-11 p.m.

FORUM will host its annual Mardi Gras event with music, food, and drinks. The party includes performances from award-winning Capital Focus Jazz Band and a happy hour with beer and wine specials. Food will also be available for purchase.

Saturday

Feel the Heritage-Flyer-2017Feel the Heritage Festival *
Drew Community Center (3500 23rd Street South)
Time: 1-6 p.m.

Attendees will be able to experience Arlington’s African-American roots through food, art, and entertainment. The event will also have free activities for kids and a “Hall of History” with photos and artifacts from Arlington churches and organizations.

Sunday

Photo via GMUChristian/Muslim Dialogue *
Founders Hall, George Mason University (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 1-2 p.m.

Emmanuel Presbyterian Church is set to host a conversation between two friends, a local reverend and a local sheikh, “to explore what it means to be children of Abraham.” The event will include a respectful conversation of the similarities and differences between Christianity and Islam.

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by Tim Regan — February 14, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday

Osteria da NinoValentine’s Day Dinner *
Osteria da Nino (2900 S Quincy St.)
Time: 4-10 p.m.

The Shirlington Italian eatery is holding a special dinner for the ubiquitous holiday of love, romance and gifts. The dinner costs $69 per person, and each couple gets a four-course meal and a rose.

wine-st-valentine-day1Valentine’s Date Night *
Twisted Vines Bistro and Bottleshop (2803 Columbia Pike)
Time: 4-11 p.m.

This Valentine’s Day dinner includes a sparkling wine toast, cheese board, one small plate, two entrees and a dessert to share for $75, tax and gratuity included. The restaurant also will  have a special Valentines Day wine flight and other drink specials.

Wednesday

ad_feb_15Digital Destiny: Learning in Arlington *
Arlington Central Library (1015 N Quincy St.)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Join Arlington County officials 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 education in Arlington.

Thursday

Photo via Hyatt Regency Crystal CityBusiness After Business
Hyatt Regency Crystal City (2799 Jefferson Davis Highway)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

Arlington residents are invited to this networking event to meet and greet with their fellow working professionals. Soft drinks, beer, wine and food are all included in the event’s registration fee of $25-35.

Friday

Marina Franklin via Arlington DrafthouseMarina Franklin at Arlington Drafthouse
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10 p.m.

Comedian and “Chapelle’s Show” actress Marina Franklin is slated to tell jokes on the Drafthouse stage. In addition to Friday’s show, Franklin will perform again on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 10 p.m.

Crystal City Sports Pub (photo via Facebook)Save a Dog, Ride a Bull *
Crystal City Sports Pub (529 23rd Street S)
Time: 6-9 p.m.

Patrons can get drink specials on beer and cider by buying a $5 wristband. All proceeds from the event’s cover charge will go toward Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. Additionally, Crystal City Sports Pub is donating 10 percent of its Heineken sales to Homeward Trails, and Heineken itself is donating $2 per drink sold up to $1,000.

The-Lottery__JDS8846Yorktown Theatre’s The Lottery
Yorktown High School Auditorium (5200 Yorktown Blvd)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

The Lottery is a one-act play by Brainerd Duffield that was adapted from the original short story by Shirley Jackson. The play tells story of a small town that holds a lottery every year in June to insure a plentiful harvest for the following year. The performance is free and open to the public.

Saturday

Arty-Party-2.18.17-copyArty Party
Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 10 a.m.-noon

Kids can enjoy creating their own artistic masterpieces with a variety of art materials during this free event from Northern Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children (NVAEYC) and Arlington Library.

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by Tim Regan — February 6, 2017 at 4:50 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday

BINGO-HH-PP-2-7-17Arlington Thrive’s Young Professional Bingo Happy Hour *
Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill (2424 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

This bingo happy hour will have food and drink specials along with opportunities to mingle and chat. Attendees can try their chances at winning awesome prizes. All who show up before 6 p.m. will receive a free gift.

Wednesday

School Buses on 29th Street SouthConsequences of School Redistricting *
Marymount University, Phalen Hall Dining Room (2807 N Glebe Road)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

The session will cover future demographic projections and discuss school boundaries. “Demographic projections show many more students will be attending Arlington schools in the near future which will require a discussion of school boundaries,” event organizers said. “Boundary changes can be very personal and affect the entire community. ”

Thursday

Sip-and-Sample-Card-1-p-draggedSip & Sample Wine Tasting *
Bistro 360 (1800 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Bistro 360 is scheduled to host an evening of fine wines paired with small plates and wine raffles. The event costs $60 per person, with proceeds going directly to Bowen McCauley Dance, an Arlington dance company known for its community outreach.

AHS-Feb150 Years of Worship *
Marymount University (2807 N Glebe Road)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

This event will celebrate the 1866 establishment of three area churches: Mount Zion Baptist Church, Callaway United Methodist Church and Lomax AME. Additionally, church members will discuss “their shared and unique experiences and the impact on the county” during a panel discussion.

Arlington Central LibraryTeen Annual Broken Hearts Party
Arlington Central Library (1015 N Quincy St.)
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

Middle and high school students will be able to celebrate the most romantic holiday of the year without having to worry about finding a sweetheart. The Valentine’s Day event is scheduled to include cookie decorating, quizzes, book rating and trivia.

Friday

LionInWinterLetterSizePosterThe Lion in Winter at The Arlington Players *
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S Old Glebe Road)
Time: 8-10 p.m.

“The Lion in Winter” is a tale that waves family rivalry, adultery, and shifting alliances into one dramatic comedy. The play centers around the conflicts of a royal family as they fight over control of the kingdom during the Christmas of 1183.

Saturday

VivelaFranceNational Chamber Ensemble – Vive la France *
Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The National Chamber Ensemble is set to play a romantic concert with music from French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. A reception is scheduled to follow the performance, which organizers said is “the perfect occasion to bring your Valentine.”

Yorktown Regional jazz festivalRegional Jazz Festival 2017
Yorktown High School (5200 Yorktown Blvd)
Time: 2:15-8 p.m.

The free jazz concert will feature performances by regional high school jazz bands and a three-song set by the U.S. Airmen of Note Jazz Ensemble. This year’s theme is “Essentially Ellington,” meaning performers will feature the legendary jazz music of Duke Ellington.

Sunday

UnknownGiant Used Book Fair *
St. Ann Church Parish Hall (5300 10th Street North)
Time: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

St. Ann Church and School is scheduled to hold its 6th annual Giant Used Book Fair with books for “every age and taste at amazing prices.” Shoppers can browse all kinds of books, from fiction and politics to DIY and children’s tomes. The event also will have a Valentine’s Day themed bake sale and free coffee, admission and parking.

Rock Spring Church (via Google Maps)Rock Spring Recital Series featuring IBIS Chamber Music Society *
Rock Spring Congregational UCC (5010 Little Falls Road)
Time: 3-4:15 p.m.

This concert includes music by Ravel, including IBIS’s original arrangement of the Mother Goose Suite and the Introduction and Allegro, the Jeux D’Enfants by Bizet, a work by composer Marjan Mozetich and other selections.

The Princess BrideComedy and The Princess Bride Movie Night
Arlington Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: Multiple times

The cinema and comedy venue will show attendees the meaning of “wuv, tru wuv,” during four screenings of cult classic film “The Princess Bride.” The screenings, which run Sunday, Feb. 12 and Tuesday, Feb. 14, will feature live comedy before the movie.

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by Tim Regan — January 30, 2017 at 12:15 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

Orange Line Living home seller seminarFree Homebuyer Seminar *
Orange Line Living (1600 Wilson Blvd)
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.

Osteria da NinoWinter Restaurant Week *
Osteria da Nino Cucina Italiana and Bar (2900 S Quincy St.)
Time: Lunch and dinner service

The Shirlington restaurant is participating in this year’s Winter Restaurant Week with food and drink specials. Diners can order a three-course lunch or dinner that includes seasonal dishes such as winter lentil soup; spaghetti with pancetta, red onions and hot peppers; and slow-braised short ribs.

Arlington Central LibraryLinkedIn Q&A
Central Library (1015 N Quincy St.)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Attendees can learn the basics and some of the common pitfalls of the LinkedIn networking tool. Knowledge of Microsoft Windows and basic internet skills are required. Attendees are encouraged to bring along their resume and digital headshot.

Tuesday

Saint Ann Catholic SchoolSaint Ann Catholic School Open House *
Saint Ann Catholic School (980 North Frederick Street)
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Families interested in enrolling their kids for the 2017-18 school year are invited to take a personal tour of the school and to learn more about the admissions process. No appointment is necessary for the open house event.

Superhero Kids Aspiration Imagination Playful Fun ConceptSuperhero Training Day
Shirlington Library (4200 Campbell Ave.)
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Kids can learn what makes a great superhero great during this event. Young attendees will be able to make their own superhero cape and mask, then try out their superpowers in an obstacle course. The training day will also include stories and treats, organizers said.

Thursday

Crystal Couture 2016Crystal Couture
2200 Crystal Drive, 6th floor
Time: 5-10 p.m.

This year’s free Crystal Couture fashion event will include a runway show and displays from nearly 50 area boutiques, shops and designers. Those in attendance can browse discounted clothing, get a free makeover and buy drinks.

Pippin-correct-copyPippin at Washington-Lee High School
Washington-Lee High School Auditorium (1301 N Stafford St.)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Washington-Lee High School is inviting the Arlington community to its musical production of Pippin. The musical is set in a piano bar in the 40s and tells the story of a young prince who longs for passion and adventure. The school will host performances Feb. 2-4 and on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.

Chris Kattan, photo via Arlington DrafthousChris Kattan at Arlington Drafthouse 
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:45 p.m.

The comedian, actor and former “Saturday Night Live” cast member is scheduled to perform a handful of shows at the Drafthouse. In addition to Thursday’s show, Kattan, along with the House Band Sketch Group, will perform two shows per night on Friday Feb. 3 and Saturday, Feb. 4.

Friday

LionInWinterLetterSizePosterThe Lion in Winter at The Arlington Players *
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S Old Glebe Road)
Time: 8-10 p.m.

“The Lion in Winter” is a tale that waves family rivalry, adultery, and shifting alliances into one dramatic comedy. The play centers around the conflicts of a royal family as they fight over control of the kingdom during the Christmas of 1183.

Sunday

Quinn's interiorQuinn’s Super Bowl Party
Quinn’s (1776 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

The newly opened bar and eatery in Rosslyn will throw a huge bash for this year’s big game. During the event, the bar will offer buy-one-get-one-free specials on chicken wings and will raffle off a 55-inch television.

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by ARLnow.com — January 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Thursday

Opera NovaOpera NOVA’s Winter Concert
Our Savior Lutheran Church (825 S. Taylor St.)
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Opera NOVA is having its Winter Concert featuring well-known passages from operas, art songs and Broadway musicals, followed by a lobby reception to meet the performers. For information about reservations, click here.

the-fiddler-1913Fiddler on the Roof
H-B Woodlawn Secondary School (4100 Vacation Ln.)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Join H-B Woodlawn as they perform the musical, Fiddler on the Roof, a story about Tevye and his family in Imperial Russia. There will be performance on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the H-B Woodlawn Stratford Auditorium.

Friday

Fortune FeimsterFortune Feimster Live
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10 p.m.

Comic Fortune Feimster, known for her work on Last Comic Standing, Chelsea Lately and the Mindy Project, will be performing at the Drafthouse on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are available online for $22.

Saturday

Photo via Facebook :Osteria da NinoWine Seminar*
Osteria da Nino (2900 S. Quincy St.)
Time: 3-5 p.m.

Osteria da Nino will be hosting a winter tour of wines from all over Italy. Robert W. Kennedy of R.W.K Wines will be hosting and Chef Melvin will feature light appetizers. A 10 % discount will apply to all case and mixed-case purchases.

Clarendon Animal Care Open HouseClarendon Animal Care Open House
Clarendon Animal Care (3000 10th St. North, Ste. B)
Time: 1:30-3 p.m.

Clarendon Animal Care welcomes you to join them for the annual open house. Snacks and beverages will be provided as well as door prizes, trivia, hospital tours, “make-your-own” per goody bags and more. For more information, please visit their website.

Sunday

Saint Ann Catholic SchoolSaint Ann Catholic School Open House*
Saint Ann Catholic School (980 N. Frederick St.)
Time: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saint Ann Catholic School will be hosting open houses for families interested in applying for the 2017-2018 school year. There will be a tour of the school to learn more about the admissions process and no appointment will be necessary.

Arlington Philharmonic and The U.S. Army ChorusArlington Philharmonic and The U.S. Army Chorus*
Wakefield High School Auditorium (1325 S. Dinwiddie St.)
Time: 3-5:30 p.m.

Arlington’s professional symphony orchestra will showcase opera music’s greatest hits and the U.S. Army Chorus will be feature music by Bizet, Mozert, Verdi, and Wagner. Arlington Artists Alliance will also be hosting an art show in the lobby.

Kenmore Middle School (photo via Wikipedia)Peace Activist David Swanson Speaks
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Rd.)
Time: 11:30-1 p.m.

Noted peace writer, author, journalist, radio host and activist David Swanson will be discussing the permanent state of war in the United States and abroad. Swanson’s book War is Never Just (2016) will be available for purchase.

by ARLnow.com — January 9, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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