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

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

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

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

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

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Wednesday

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

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

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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by ARLnow.com — November 2, 2016 at 12:20 pm 0

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

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Wednesday

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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by Tim Regan — October 24, 2016 at 1:30 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

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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by ARLnow.com — October 17, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

(Updated at 4:05 p.m.) 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

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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by Tim Regan — September 26, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. In case you’d like to watch tonight’s presidential debates with a drink in your hand but don’t know where to go, we’ve included some last-minute suggestions.

If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse

Presidential Debate on the Big Screen
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 8 p.m.

Arlington Drafthouse will screen the first of three televised debates between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The event is free and lasts until the debate ends.

Hillary Clinton (courtesy photo)Phone Banking and Presidential Debate Watch Party
Cafe Sazon (4704 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6-10:30 p.m.

Groups Latinos con Hillary and Mujeres in Politics are scheduled to host a volunteer phone bank and debate watch party for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Cafe Sazon is opening exclusively for volunteers and will have specials such as a soda or beer and two empanadas for $11, tax and tip included.

Mad Rose Tavern logoNorthern Virginia for45 Presidential Debate Watch Party
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Young professionals who support Hillary Clinton are set to gather at Mad Rose Tavern for a grassroots fundraiser. The event will include an appearance by Adam Parkhomenko, who is the national field director for the Democratic National Committee and a longtime Clinton aide. Tickets start at $45.

Tuesday

Army Navy Country Club Home Buyer's SeminarHome Buyer’s Seminar *
Army Navy Country Club (1700 Army Navy Drive)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Attendees can bring their questions and concerns to this home buyer’s seminar at the Army Navy Country Club. The seminar will include light food and drinks, a door prize and free credit reports.

Wednesday

ACA Over Drinks FlierACA Over Drinks
WeWork Crystal Palace (2221 S Clark Street)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

The Affordable Care Act comes with new regulations, requirements, and deadlines. Is your company is in compliance? TriNet’s experts will educate attendees about the ins and outs of the health care law during this informational session. The event will also include drinks, food and networking.

Bar Olympics at Spider Kelly'sBar Olympics
Spider Kelly’s (3181 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Go for the gold and support the Arlington Food Assistance Center at the same time during this bar game competition. Attendees will face off in a variety of events such as skee ball, shuffleboard and arcade basketball. The entry fee is $10 per individual or $20 for a team of two.

Friday

New Tools for the New EconomyNew Tools for the New, Digital Economy
Arlington Independent Media (2701 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7 p.m.

This free event includes a talk about Arlington’s new open data programs, tours of Arlington Independent Media’s video, podcasting and radio courses alongside information on web and graphic design, coding, DIY app building and more.

Saturday

Operation Turbo BBQ DinnerOperation Turbo BBQ Dinner*
Lyon Park Community Center (414 North Fillmore Street)
Time: 6-10 p.m.

Support a local nonprofit while eating barbecue from Big Bully BBQ, dancing to music, participating in raffles and drinking beer and wine.  Tickets are $35 per person at the door.

Sunday

Kinhaven School 5k and 1K Kids Fun RunKinhaven School 5k and 1K Kids Fun Run
Bluemont Park South Shelter (523 North Manchester Street)
Time: 9-10:30 a.m.

Kinhaven kids and their families will provide encouragement and cheer on runners and walkers as they travel along the W&OD bike trail. Strollers and walkers are welcome.

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Tuesday

Walter Reed Community CenterAcoustic Cafe*
Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th Street S.)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Singer-songwriters Doug Alan Wilcox and Mike P. Ryan will come to South Arlington for an acoustic set. Wilcox’s music is a “tasty stew of bluesy folk, smooth acoustic soul,” while Ryan plays “heartfelt songs about the emotions and experiences of real people,” according to an event description.

Thursday

CheckYourPrep-1Check Your Prep
Sugar Shack (1014 S. Glebe Road)
Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

In recognition of National Preparedness Month, Arlington residents who have three of the items on the county’s Emergency Preparedness Checklist get $5 to spend at Sugar Shack.

Mike Isabella (photo credit: Greg Powers)Mike Isabella’s Back-to-School Block Party
4000 Wilson Boulevard
Time: 5-8 p.m.

Chef Mike Isabella will have all-you-can-eat food and drinks from Kapnos Taverna, Pepita and Yona in celebration of fall. The party also will include live music, DJs and karaoke. Tickets are $35.

Sign on Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse building (photo by wfyurasko)David Koechner Live
Arlington Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:45 p.m.

David Koechner, a comedian known for his roles on “The Office” and in “Anchorman,” will give three nights of stand-up comedy at Arlington Drafthouse, starting Thursday. Tickets are $25.

Friday

Crystal City Wine in the WaterparkVintage Crystal: Wine in the Water Park
1750 Crystal Drive
Time: 5-10 p.m.

Crystal City’s outdoor beer and wine garden is back with a cash bar, live music and painting sessions from art studio ArtJamz. Admission is free.

Clarendon Ballroom Summer Dress Party“Hey Frase” Live Podcast Show
Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 6-10 p.m.

“Hey Frase” hosts Sarah Fraser and Samy K will have a live taping of their pop culture podcast, with special guest Scott Parker.

Saturday

Event-LogoBBQ, Boots & Bingo
Columbus Club of Arlington (5115 Little Falls Road)
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Arlington Thrive, a nonprofit organization that helps locals in need, will have a picnic with moon bounces, a climbing wall, face painting, bingo, music and food. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids and $50 for families.

Sunday

Wine-101-1Wine 101*
Twisted Vines Bistro & Bottleshop (2803 Columbia Pike)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

Twisted Vine will give a class on how to taste wine properly. Tickets are $40 per person for non-wine club members and $34 for wine club members. The admission will include a cheese plate paired with the wines.

logo wineWine Dinner Veneto Region*
Cucina Italiana & Bar (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 6-10 p.m.

The restaurant will host a dinner that explores Italy’s Veneto region through food and Begali wine. Tickets are $65.

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Monday

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

Optime Realty will host a home buying seminar with lenders and buyer agents. Elysia Stobbe of NFM Lending will give tips on how to get the best mortgage during the event. Stobbe will also raffle copies of her book, “How To Get Approved for the Best Mortgage Without Sticking a Fork in Your Eye.”

Wednesday

Photo via SafeTrack brochureIs “SafeTrack” the “New Normal?”*
Marymount University Phelan Hall (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 8-9 p.m.

Is Metro’s “Safetrack” initiative the new normal? The Arlington Committee of 100 will hold a discussion about the transit agency’s transportation challenges and how they’re being addressed. Panelists will include Christian Dorsey, who serves on the Arlington County Board and WMATA’s board of directors.

Conversation-with-a-Cop-ClarendonConversation With a Cop
Spider Kelly’s (3181 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

ACPD officers will chat with residents and get to know them better over complimentary appetizers from Spider Kelly’s. The event is a chance for locals to “share your ideas on how we can work together to maintain Clarendon as a safe area to enjoy nightlife and entertainment,” organizers said.

Friday

Jon Lovitz (Photo via Flickr/Phil Konstantin)Jon Lovitz Live at the Arlington Drafthouse
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Comedian Jon Lovitz, who once played a “master thespian” and a devil on “Saturday Night Live,” is scheduled to bring his stand-up show to Arlington. In addition to Friday’s show, Arlington Cinema Drafthouse will hold performances Saturday at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.

Saturday

wine-fotoWine Tasting*
Osteria da Nino Cucina Italiana (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 2-5 p.m.

The Italian restaurant and bar will serve samples of 20 wines from across the world and light hors d’oeuvres during a tasting event this weekend. As an added bonus, patrons who stay for dinner get 10 percent off their check.


logo_cci_dogfest1Dogfest Walk ‘n Roll Benefiting Canine Companions for Independence

Pentagon Row (1101 S. Joyce Street)
Time: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

This community dog walk supports Canine Companions for Independence. Locals can register solo or with a team of friends, family or coworkers, then raise money to help the good cause.

clarendon-day-logoClarendon Day
Clarendon Metro Plaza (3100 Block of Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

The annual Clarendon Day street festival is set to include music, food and drink, vendors and a kids area, in addition to a 5K/10K race before the event. Organizers say they’re expecting more than 30,000 attendees.

Sunday

A woman and her dog at last week's Pups and Pilsners event in Crystal City (Flickr pool photo by Rob Cannon)Pups and Pilsners
12th Street S. and Crystal Drive
Time: 2-6 p.m.

Pups and people are welcome at this outdoor beer festival in Crystal City. The festival will feature a beer garden with craft brews and snacks from local food trucks. Though the event is free to attend, tasting tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door.

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Tuesday

Outdoor movie in Crystal CityWilly Wonka
1901 S. Bell Street
Time: 30 minutes after sunset

Crystal City will host an outdoor screening of “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” with the late Gene Wilder as part of its “Sweets and Sips” film series. Moviegoers can get wine and Schakolad Chocolate Factory candy during the showing.

Don Beyer (courtesy photo)Arlington County Civic Federation Candidate Forums
Virginia Hospital Center Hazel Auditorium (1701 N. George Mason Drive)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Candidates for Congress, the Arlington County Board and the Arlington School Board will make their cases for why Arlington residents should vote for them in November.

Wednesday

Art by Billie Allen (Image via Eventbrite/Amnesty International)The Death Penalty: An Artist’s View*
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Boulevard)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Yvette Allen will talk about what she sees as flaws in the criminal justice system as she discuses her brother, Billie, a death row inmate who creates art.

Thursday

Hot sauce wall at RocklandsRocklands: Pig Roast & Hot Sauce Competition
Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company (3471 Washington Boulevard)
Time: 5:30-8 p.m.

The BBQ restaurant will throw an all-you-can-eat-and-drink pig roast for $25 to raise money for the DC Firefighters Burn Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping burn victims. The eatery also will have its third annual hot sauce competition.

Flag at Saturday's 9/11 Memorial 5K race (photo by maryva2)9/11: Fifteen Years Later
Kenmore Middle School Black Box Theater (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m

Arlington’s Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission will host a discussion with Arlington County Deputy County Manager James Schwartz and Major General James Jackson, who will reflect on the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Saturday

Dee Dee Bridgewater at Rosslyn Jazz Festival 2011 (photo by Runneralan2004)Rosslyn Jazz Fest 2016
Gateway Park (1300 Lee Highway)
Time: 1-7 p.m.

Jazz bands will take the stage in a Rosslyn park for the neighborhood’s annual jazz festival. The day also will include a “Jazz Art Jam” with poets and visual artists, along with a “Kids’ Jazz Zone.”

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

Optime Realty will host a home buying seminar with lenders and buyer agents. Elysia Stobbe of NFM Lending will give tips on how to get the best mortgage during the event.

Medal from the Arlington 9-11 Memorial 5K raceArlington Police, Fire & Sheriff 9/11 Memorial Race
DoubleTree Hotel (300 Army Navy Drive)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Arlington County’s police, fire and sheriff’s office officials will have a 5K race to raise money for people who were affected by the War on Terror and the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Sunday

13731017_510706169139390_2012397841639492616_oBeckett’s Celtic Festival
The Village at Shirlington on Campbell Avenue
Time: Noon-7 p.m.

Campbell Avenue will close down for the fourth annual Beckett’s Celtic Festival. The day will include live music, dancers, bagpipers, food and drinks.

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Monday

bee_Nancy-LawsonCreating a Humane Backyard
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Nancy Lawson, founder of Humane Gardener and a columnist for the Humane Society, will explain how mindful cultivation techniques and native plants can help you create a beautiful, life-sustaining garden for all animals.

Tuesday

IMG_7081Space of Her Own Mentor Info Session*
Randolph Elementary School (1306 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Space of Her Own is a yearlong mentoring program that helps transform the lives of fifth-grade girls in need. Find out how you can change the lives of girls in need at this mentoring information session.

Friday

Darrell Hammond (photo via Arlington Cinema Drafthouse)Live Comedy: Darrell Hammond
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Legendary impressionist, Saturday Night Live cast member and current SNL announcer Darrell Hammond performs live standup comedy at the Drafthouse. Tickets are $32. Additional performances at 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday

winebeerPop-Up Try and Buy Tasting Event
Courtyard at 1851 S. Bell Street in Crystal City
Time: 2-6 p.m.

Washington Wine Academy and the Crystal City Wine Shop are hosting an outdoor pop-up beer, wine and cider tasting event Labor Day weekend. Representatives from the breweries and wineries will be there and will chat about their offerings.

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Thursday

strangecreek-floatingBella’s Bartok at Sehkraft Brewing
Sehkraft Brewing (925 N. Garfield Street, Suite A)
Time: 8:30 p.m.-midnight

Modern-pop klezmer band Bella’s Bartok will take the stage at Sehkraft Brewing for a free show. The group describes itself on its website as “what you would get if Salvador Dali and Toulouse Lautrec were fronting the Moulin Rouge’s house band.”

Saturday

Ball-Sellers HouseCentral Arlington History Tour
Clarendon Metro station at the top of escalators (3100 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Center Hiking Club will have a 10-12-mile walk to visit Colonial-era points of interest, Civil War sites and other historic spots in central Arlington, including Clarendon, Ballston, Arlington Forest and Glencarlyn. The walk costs $2 for people who aren’t club members.

Arlington police carACPD Summer Block Party
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Arlington County Police Department will throw a free block party with food, police dog demonstrations, a distracted driver course and “15 minutes behind the badge,” according to an event post.

Sign on Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse building (photo by wfyurasko)One State, Two State, Red State, Blue State LIVE CCL Improv
Arlington Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Improv theater company Chicago City Limits will put on an interactive show on “CamPAIN 2016,” including “what the Don has Done, the Thrillery of Hillary, and Feeling the Berned Out,” according to a website for the performance. Tickets are $20.

Sunday

Copy-of-reevesland_learning_center__2011Nelson Reeves 116th Birthday Party
Reevesland Farmhouse (400 N. Manchester Street)
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

The Reevesland Learning Center is celebrating the 116th birthday of Arlington’s last dairy farmer, Nelson Reeves, with tomato sandwiches, cupcakes and lemonade. Organizers also will tell stories about him and sing, “The Ballad of Nelson Reeves.”

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