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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Margot MacDonald at Iota

The talented and beautiful Margot MacDonald returns to Iota this Sunday, March 29 for more inspiring acappella and live looping performances. She has visited Clarendon many times in the past and always stunned audiences with her voice and talent.

Also on stage this Sunday will be Julia Weldon and Dr Robinsons Fiasco. Music starts at 8pm with a $12 cover.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Arlington Shamrock Crawl

Clarendon is set to be a crazy green mess on Saturday March 21 with the annual Shamrock Crawl! Between 2-5:30pm and get ready to rave at some of Clarendon’s most popular bars including: Spider Kelly’s, Hunan One, Mister Days, American Tap Room, Mad Rose, Whitlow’s, Hard Times Cafe, SoBe, Iota, and the brand new Don Tito.

Irish drink specials:
  •  $2 Yuengling Lagers & Light Lagers     
  • $3 Smirnoff Vodka     
  • $3 Captain Morgan White Rum     
  • $4 Shamrock Shots     
  • $5 Irish Car Bombs
Tickets cost $15 for early bird prices go up to $20 on March 3 at midnight. $30 at the door.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Shamrocks and Shenanigans at Rumors

Lindy Promotions is throwing their annual St. Patrick's Day Party at Rumors in Dupont Circle, DC on Tuesday, March 17th. The festivities kick-off at 11am and hundreds of Irish party patrons will be able to enjoy beat the clock drink specials starting with $1.17 Coors Lights, $2.17 Blue Moons, and $4 Three Olives Vodkas. Check out their event page for more info and cover charges.
 
There will even be live Irish music to rock out to from the likes of The Lloyd Dobler Effect and The Mike Leverone Duo! Following the bands, there will be a live DJ to keep the shenanigans going and you dancing throughout the night!http://www.lloyddoblereffect.com/

O'Tasty at Iota

Local Irish rock favorite O’Tasty is making a much-anticipated return to Iota for St. Patrick’s Day this Tuesday, March 17.  The seven piece DC based band that named itself after a local Chinese food takeout restaurant has a decade-long history in the DC area and has played Iota multiple times.

O'Tasty plays traditional Irish songs in its own upbeat style and the occasional Pogues or Ween cover, but is known for its high-energy songwriting. The Irish Rock band is rooted in the Celtic Punk tradition with instrumentation that includes guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, accordion, flute, bass, drums, fiddle and bodhran. The show starts at 8pm and cover is $10.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Leprechaun Lap St. Paddy's DC bar crawl

The 14th annual DC Leprechaun Lap St. Paddy's Bar Tour will take place on Saturday, March 7th. Join Lindy Promotions and thousands of other Irish partiers as they paint the streets green and bar-hop around to 15 Dupont bars. From 1pm-9am enjoy $2 Coors Lights, $3 Blue Moons, $4 Three Olives Vodkas, various food & shot specials, strolling bagpipers, giveaways and more!
Don't miss out on DC's Official Kick-Off to the St. Paddy's Season! Be sure to use the promo code: NIGHTS for 15% OFF your tickets!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Party Like It's... at Clarendon Grill

The most exciting and entertaining cover band I've seen this year is coming to Clarendon Grill this Thursday March 5. Party Like It's... is an amazing five piece band that is extremely talented in performing favorite hits from the 80s, 90s and today along with some of their own ska tunes. Vocalist Cathy DiToro lends a strong and versatile voice as the group's front woman, while Ume is the most entertaining with his antics and hyper Trombone playing craziness. If you don't get snowed in this Thursday, come out to Clarendon Grill at 9:30pm for a no cover awesome show!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Ben Tufts tribute to The Who at Iota

Tonight at Iota is going to be a huge musical event marking the 45th anniversary of the recording of one of the greatest live performances of all time--The Who's 1970 performance at University of Leeds! Local legends Ben Tufts and Derek Evry lead a huge array of musicians and a 33 song performance this Saturday February 28. Doors open at 8:30 with only a $12 cover. A portion of the funds from the event will be donated to The Craig Tufts Educational Scholarship Fund. The nights' lineup includes:

Derek Evry
The Beanstalk Library
Nayan Bhula (of The NRIs)
Matt Berry (of Classified Frequency)
Erik Bradford (of Short Lives)
Nicole Morris (of Accidents)
Scott Price (of Ten Feet Tall)
Tony Porreco (of Black Checker)
Seth Morrissey (of westmain)
Selena Benally (of More AM Than FM)
Dan Cohn (of The Grand Candy)
Aaron Mason
James Colvin
John Penovich (of Cravin' Dogs)
Anthony Moreno (of Projected Man and Mud Rey)
Mark Miller
Chris Martin (of Jon Miller Band)
Howard Rabach (of The Grey A)
Ed Zigo (of westmain)
Tom Helf (of Cravin' Dogs)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Fat Tuesday at Guarapo

Update: The parade is cancelled again due to snow. Mardi Gras parties are still happening tonight though.

The annual Clarendon-Courthouse Mardi Gras Parade returns this Tuesday, February 17. After being delayed and finally cancelled last year due to weather, the 2015 family friendly parade is set to make up for lost time starting at 8pm. The parade party starts at Bayou Bakery and continues at Guarapo with an extended happy hour, half price wine bottles and free beads.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Saturday Giant and Derek Evry at Galaxy Hut

One man indie band Saturday Giant is playing at Galaxy Hut this Monday February 16. Phil Cogley is from Columbus, Ohio and started touring the country in 2010. Phil layers bits of guitars, drums, keyboards, vocals and beat boxing into catchy songs like his "When Death Comes" title track on his new EP.

Opening for him is local favorite Derek Evry that Monday night starting 9pm with awesome alt/pop rock guitar playing. $5 cover for both musicians.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

DC Limo Scavenger Hunt

It's time again for Lindy Promotions DC Limo Scavenger Hunt! This huge event is on Saturday February 7 and consists of teams of up to 10 people competing in a 3 hour scavenger hunt while being chauffeured around the district in luxury stretch limos. There are crazy items to find, puzzles to solve, landmarks to visit, bar stops to visit, and challenges to compete in, in an effort to win prizes. Tickets are usually $600 per team, but with my promo code NIGHTS you save $50 off your limo purchase through January 17.

Drink specials at various DC bars include $2 Coors Lights and $3 Blue Moons and/or Redd's Apple Ales.

1-3pm
Pre-Party and Registration at The Exchange Saloon
3-6pm
Scavenger Hunt with bar stops at Blaguard, Bullfeathers and Po Boy Jim

6-8:30pm
Post-Party and Awards at The Exchange Saloon