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by Chris Teale — March 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm 0

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

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

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

The Orange Line Living and Keri Shull Team will have specialists on hand, including lenders and buyer agents, to give you an overview of the buying process. Attendees will learn valuable home buying strategies that will save 3 percent or more.

Wednesday

Help Design The New Lubber Run Community Center
Barrett Elementary School (4401 N. Henderson Road)
Time: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday; 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday

The process to design the new Lubber Run Community Center began in February, with nearly 200 children, adults and seniors. See how the design has evolved, and help the project move forward. Childcare offered during Saturday’s work session.

Ways To Support Your Anxious Child
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.

This free lecture will feature an expert speaker who will address the modern day parenting challenge of supporting an anxious child. The expert is Christina Tripodi Mitchell, founder and clinical director of The Child & Family Practice in D.C.

Thursday

Community Meeting on Homelessness
Marymount University Reinsch Library Building (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Join the partners of Arlington’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness for this annual informational session on homelessness in the community.

Saturday

25th Annual Tossed and Found Rummage Sale *
Crystal City (2200 Crystal Drive, 6th Floor)
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Shop thousands of quality pre-owned housewares, fashions, books, sporting goods, electronics and furniture. Free garage parking is available at the Crystal City Shops. Cash or check only will be accepted for merchandise purchases.

Move me festival8th Annual Move Me Festival *
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

A free family-friendly celebration of arts and culture. This festival promotes healthy lifestyles through movement and a love for dance. More than 20 artists and dance groups will perform to a culturally diverse audience.

National Chamber Ensemble – The Four Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla *
Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The National Chamber Ensemble presents The Four Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla. The evening will include readings by County Board Chairman Jay Fisette.

Sunday

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party
St. John’s Episcopal Church (415 S. Lexington Street)
Time: 2:30-4 p.m.

A gathering featuring Dr. Seuss stories, crafts and games, along with ice cream and cake to say happy birthday to the beloved children’s author. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by a parent.

Wine Dinner: Emilia-Romagna *
Osteria da Nino (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 6-9 p.m.

With wine provided by Tre Monti, enjoy pairings with food from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, including Vigna Rocca, Thea Bianco, Thea Rosso and Vitalba. Admission costs $75 per person, and includes all five course of food and wine.

Evil Cyborg Sea Monsters
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7 p.m.

Cartoonist Mike Capozzola presents a “live multimedia nerd comedy” show about superheroes, action movies, sci-fi, monsters and secret agents. The show is “PG-14,” runs about an hour and tickets are on sale for $10.

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by Chris Teale — March 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0

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

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Thursday

B.F.F. Happy Hour
MakeOffices Clarendon (3100 Clarendon Blvd.)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

The Sharon McGowan Breast Health Fund’s annual “Breast Friends Forever” Young Professionals’ Happy Hour. Network and raise awareness about breast health while enjoying cocktails, beer, wine and appetizers.

Friday

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Arlington Community Chorus
Kenmore Middle School (220 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

“St. Patrick’s Day Pops: ACC Celebrates the Gift of Gab,” directed by Mary-Hannah Klontz and accompanied by Diane Carsten-Pelak. Enjoy Irish favorites and popular, jazz and show tunes.

Carly Aquilino Live
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday; 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday

Carly Aquilino is a stand up comedian and TV personality best known for her appearance on MTVs Girl Code. She has also been featured on TV land, AXS TV, and can be heard regularly on Sirius XM as well as her nationwide tour.

Saturday

A Morning For Me *
Marymount University Gerard Hall (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Hear about new tools to make the most of your finances, to optimize your health awareness and to nurture your skin and body. Gain helpful ideas to manage your finances, simple ways to live healthier and the latest in today’s anti-aging products.

The Blarney Blowout – Arlington
A-Town Bar & Grill and other locations (4100 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Clink beers, wear green, and jig to the sound of bagpipes at this county-wide event for St. Patrick’s Day. Attendees will be provided a delicious breakfast to start the morning, while pouring beers and bumping tunes from the area’s top DJs.

Spring Garden Kickoff
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Arlington Food Assistance Center’s Plot against Hunger Program will feature a free spring garden kickoff program. The program will include gardening displays, lectures and free seeds for attendees. RSVP to [email protected]

Sunday

Shirlington Library 10th Birthday Party
Shirlington Branch Library (4200 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 3-4 p.m.

Celebrate 10 years of the Shirlington Branch Library. The Wakefield High School Band will perform, and there will be cake, birthday hats and balloons for all. Birthday cake provided by Shirlington Harris Teeter.

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by Chris Teale — March 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm 0

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

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream *
GMU Arlington, Founders Hall Auditorium (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 6-7 p.m.

A live interview with “Reason Magazine’s” Katherine Mangu-Ward and Tyler Cowen, author of “The Complacent Class” on our desire to be more insulated, comfortable and accepting of the status quo, and what it means for the future of politics, the economy and the very foundation of our culture.

Wednesday

Free First Time Home Buyers Seminar *
Liberty Properties (888 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

Liberty Properties, Arlington’s premier real estate broker, will cover the entire process of buying a home in this free seminar. The company will also have its preferred lender on hand to explain the pre-approval process, interest rates and get attendees pre-approved if ready.

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

Enjoy a complimentary glass of Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco to start the evening, before sampling wines and small plate foods from California and Italy paired together. The event will feature a number of classic varietals from distinctive regions. Tickets cost $95 per person for admission.

Helping Arlington Seniors Stay in Their Homes *
Marymount University Phelan Hall (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

The Arlington Committee of 100’s next meeting focuses on helping county seniors remain in their homes. The hall opens at 7pm, dinner ($28 for members, $30 for non-members) begins at 7:25pm, and the program begins at 8pm.

LUNAFEST
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

A traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women. This season’s program of nine films – filled with stories of reflection, hope and humor – will travel to over 175 cities and screen in front of 25,000 people.

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment 39th Annual Meeting
Navy League Building (3200 Wilson Blvd.)
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

The meeting, “What It Means to Be Greener: Ecolabels and Standards for Environmentally Preferable Products” will include a panel presentation about the standards and labels used in the marketplace to guide consumer choices. Featured speakers will be Alison Kinn Bennett from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Jason Holstine from Amicus Green Building.

Saturday

29th Annual Four Mile Run Stream Cleanup
Four Mile Run Valley (5 Locations)
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Arlington County Park Rangers are calling on volunteers for the 29th annual stream cleanup for Four Mile Run at Madison Manor, Glencarlyn, Barcroft and Shirlington Parks and by Arlington Mill Community Center.

Sunday

Arlington Philharmonic Concert *
Wakefield High School Auditorium (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 4-5:30 p.m.

Join the Arlington Philharmonic for a delightful family friendly concert featuring acclaimed pianist Michael Sheppard and a program of orchestral music inspired by the rich tradition of storytelling.

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by Tim Regan — February 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0

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

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

Klan We Talk promotional posterKlan We Talk? *
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 7 p.m.

During the event, a man famous for befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan and convincing them to leave the group will discuss “how his approach caused several Klan members to walk away from those beliefs.”

Tuesday

Mardi Gras Clarendon flyerClarendon Mardi Gras Parade and Ball *
Wilson Blvd from N. Barton to N. Irving Street
Time: 7-11 p.m.

The annual Clarendon Mardi Gras Parade is a free family-friendly event with bands, floats, marchers, dogs and horses. For the second year in a row, the parade will end in a Mardi Gras Ball at Clarendon Ballroom.

King Cake and Slice, photo via Bayou BakeryMardi Gras Parade Party
Bayou Bakery (1515 N Courthouse Road)
Time: 4-7 p.m.

The New Orleans hangout will “party hard, NOLA style,” with food and drink specials slated to last until the parade starts at 7 p.m. The eatery is just one block from where the Clarendon Mardi Gras Parade kicks off.

Whitlows mardi gras partyMardi Gras Menu and Drink Specials
Whitlow’s On Wilson (2854 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7 p.m.

The Clarendon bar and restaurant will serve a Mardi Gras menu and drink specials to celebrate the annual holiday. The bar also will host a live performance from local group Thunder Buddies Lite at 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday

Ukelele photo via Flickr: Kevin McCarthyUkulele Jam Session
Westover Branch Library (1644 North McKinley Road)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Attendees can try, learn, practice, share and teach at this “low-key” ukulele jam session. The event’s organizers will bring along a limited amount of ukuleles to try. The program is for adults of all skill levels.

Friday

FoundFootageFest-2017-300Found Footage Festival
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Hosts Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher will exhibit weird and rare VHS tapes during this touring event. This year’s festival will include such gems as “The Law Enforcement Guide to Satanic Cults” and Highlights from David Letterman’s video collection. Pickett and Prueher also will host the festival on Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m.

Saturday

CycleBarRide for Arlington Charity Spin Class *
CycleBar (3400 Columbia Pike, Suite 100)
Time: 1:30-2:20 p.m.

Arlington’s newest indoor cycling studio is set to host an event to benefit the Arlington Community Foundation, the largest provider of scholarships in Arlington, a grantmaker to nonprofits and manager of over 150 charitable funds.

BYT_NEWMasquerade Carnival Kickoff Party
Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department (3900 Lee Highway)
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.

This dance party workout will celebrate “the best season of all,” Carnival. The event will include Caribbean cuisine, a costume contest and “other exciting surprises,” organizers said. Attendees are also encouraged to show up in festival attire such as costumes, masks, feathers and beads.

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by Tim Regan — February 21, 2017 at 11:30 am 0

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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

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

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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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.

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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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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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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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