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If you are a fan of both pirates and Taylor Swift, then boy does George Mason University have the event for you.

GMU’s campus at 3351 Fairfax Drive in Virginia Square is hosting a Taylor Swift dance party and screening of the film Pirates of the Caribbean tomorrow (Friday) evening.


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Books, games and puzzles galore will be up for sale at Arlington Central Library in Virginia Square this week.

The 2024 Spring Book Sale, organized by the Friends of the Arlington Public Library, is starting tomorrow at Central Library’s parking garage at 1015 N. Quincy Street and will continue through the weekend. Below is a list of dates and times.


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The Union in Virginia Square has shuttered, possibly for good.

It’s not clear when the McLean-based “casual fine dining” restaurant at 3811 Fairfax Drive last fired up the oven. Responding to reader tips, ARLnow stopped by the restaurant several times over the last two months to find the location closed during regular business hours each time.


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One of Arlington’s more prolific restaurateurs has opened an eatery that promises “old-school” Italian cuisine.

Chef Mike Cordero celebrated the grand opening of Carbonara: Old School Italian & Wine Bar — at 3865 Wilson Blvd in Virginia Square — on Monday. The opening festivities continued Wednesday evening with a private dinner party for invited guests.


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The plaza in front of George Mason University’s Virginia Square campus has a refreshed look and a fresh set of events for spring.

Mason Square Plaza was redesigned to “better support a range of activities and increase engagement.” The open space has an assortment of new amenities including an art cart, ping pong tables, mini golf, chess, and a few other activities.


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This past weekend was spring forward for time. This week as been spring open for cherry blossoms.

Thanks to warm and sunny weather, tree blossoms have been opening at a rapid clip, and that includes those on Arlington’s cherry blossom trees.


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Italian restaurant Carbonara is nearing an opening in Virginia Square.

Interior work on the new eatery at 3865 Wilson Blvd could be seen in progress over the past few weeks, with tiling and some decor already installed.


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A 25-year-old man was arrested near Clarendon over the weekend and charged with stealing money from the tip jar at two local businesses.

The suspect also threatened an employee during the early Saturday incident, according to Arlington County police.


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A D.C.-area pizza shop known for its pepperoni cups and specialty slices appears to be opening in Virginia Square.

Andy’s Pizza will replace the now-closed Ballston Place Gourmet, a local deli operated by the Chang family since 2004. It sold everything from wine and local beer to breakfast platters, Korean bibimbap, condiments and microwave popcorn.


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There is a new twist in the stand-off between Arlington County and neighbors over bus parking on a county site in North Arlington.

Arlington County recently dropped litigation against three neighbors and the Ballston-Virginia Square Civic Association, who tried to use the Board of Zoning Appeals process to block the county from parking 29 Arlington Transit (ART) buses on a county lot near Washington-Liberty High School.


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A woman was sexually assaulted Monday night on a train near the Virginia Square station, according to Metro.

“At approximately 10 p.m. [Monday], Metro Transit Police responded to a report of a sexual assault aboard a train near Virginia Square Station,” a Metro spokesman tells ARLnow. “An adult female victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A male suspect was stopped by MTPD officers at Metro Center Station a short time later.”


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