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Monday, December 4, 2017

Don Tito Taco Eating Contest

Don Tito is hosting its second annual taco eating contest on Monday, December 4 upstairs on the 2nd floor at 7:00pm. The cost to enter the contest is $20 and includes all of your tacos. This is a sell-out event and you must purchase tickets in advance to be a part of it. Contest will be limited to 100 contestants.

Preliminary Round: The first round will be a speed round as each contestant will eat as many tacos as they can in one minute. These will be pure chicken and beef tacos.

Championship Round: The championship round will include one winner from each of the first 10 rounds. This round will be the first person to eat 10 tacos. These will be all types of tacos with varying levels of spiciness. The first person to eat all 10 is the new Taco King or Queen of Arlington.

The winner will win a $150 Don Tito gift card, as well as a championship belt so that all will know who is the true Taco King of Arlington! The second place contestant will win a $100 Don Tito gift card, and third place will receive a $50 Don Tito gift card.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Piano Fight Club at Clarendon Grill

Clarendon Grill is starting a new weekly event on Thursdays featuring dueling pianos. The Piano Fight Club starts on November 30 around 9pm.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

The Giving Gathering at Jammin Java

Every year The Giving Gathering gives the opportunity to hit five birds with one stone for the holidays: support The Miracle Foundation charity, a chance to win a raffle prize, support local artisans, find unique gifts for the holidays, and enjoy a Hot Toddy while you shop! From 2-9pm Sunday, November 26, Jammin Java will be transformed from a music venue into a cozy and unique Christmas market that will spike your coffee and raffle off unique gifts!

Each artisan is hand-picked by Sonia Coonen, bar manager of Jammin Java, for variety and spunk, that sets the event apart from the typical holiday craft fair. The Giving Gathering began five years ago with the vision to gather the community, inspire and support one another, and come together to raise money for a charitable cause. This year, DJ couple, Pat and Kellie, are volunteering to set a melodic atmosphere. Last, but certainty not least, a charity is selected, and each artist makes a generous donation to the raffle table to entice the community to purchase raffle tickets. 100% of the proceeds made will be going directly to The Miracle Foundation, a transparent and non-profit charity that ensures orphans around the world are educated, fed, loved, and safe through a measurable and systematic method. Raffle ends and winners will be announced at 8pm sharp, with the option of receiving text messages if absent.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

JMU Sunday Funday at A-Town

Calling all JMU grads! On Sunday, November 19th, A-Town will be hosting a special purple and gold version of their famed (or infamous) Sunday Funday brunch party. They will welcome all Duke Dogs to come for a day of football and fun. All JMU grads will receive 25% off  brunch buffet or any other food all day. As always, you can expect champagne and beverage specials, live entertainment, NFL action on 40 TVs and 2 big screens, and a great chance to celebrate with your fellow JMU grads!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Mister Days celebrates 40 years

It's hard to believe a long time favorite Clarendon bar Mister Days will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year! Starting Monday November 13, Mister Days will be having a week long birthday celebration with "blast form the past" drink specials, giveaways and plenty of nostalgia.

For the first 24 years, Mister Days resided in Washington DC starting out in Dupont circle and moving locations several times. In 2001 the DC locations closed but its spirit lived on across the river to its current home at Highland Street and Washington Blvd.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Clarendon Halloween Crawl

The annual Halloween bar crawl returns the Saturday after the Tuesday holiday on November 4th in Clarendon. Use promo code LASTCALL until Tuesday night to save 20% off the tickets, now at $20 a person before the discount. Tickets get you a souvenir haunted mug, party favors, excusive drink and food specials, free pictures of the event and a raffle entry to win great prizes. Although you don't need a ticket to get entry to any of the participating bars, you need to be in some sort of costume to have fun and fit in with the expected large crowd. So far the bars celebrating are Clarendon Grill, Pamplona, Bar Bao, Mister Days, Whitlow’s, Hunan Number One and Oz.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Open Mic night at Rhodeside Grill

Just because Clarendon has lost Iota doesn't mean saying goodbye to our open mic nights on Wednesdays. Alex Parez is continuing the traditional at Rhodeside Grill basement starting October 18th at 7:30pm.

Alex said he is "happy and excited to announce that I'll be hosting a brand new open mic night Wednesday night's at Rhodeside Grill, not too far from our old "home" at IOTA Club & Cafe, starting October 18th. We'll be in their lower level downstairs and I'm sticking with the same format, 2 signups at 7:30pm and 10:00pm and a featured artist/act at 10:00pm to play a 30 minute set. Our new "home" holds a very special memory for me and is therefore very near and dear to my heart as many years ago I was asked to play a cover song in my friends' band for their album release show. That friends' band was Amateur Hour, their album is AWESOME as our all of the band members and the song I chose to sing with them was none other than "Running Down a Dream" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was a wonderful time, several other friends came up to play songs and I tell you it was just a magical bit of music, friends, family, community and fellowship. "

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Hurricane Fundraiser on Oct 8

This Sunday October 8 three Clarendon locations are contributing to hurricane disaster relief fundraisers. Lyon Hall, Citizen Burger and Whitlows will be donating money for every beer sold, with local brewery matching donations.

1-4pm Lyon Hall donates $1 per beer
3-7pm Citizen Burgers donates $1 per beer
6-9pm Whitlows donates .50 per beer

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Last Show at Iota

Some of the big names that have graced Iota's stage
Saturday Sept 30 is the last day Iota will be open for live music and they are going out with a day long celebration of live music forever with more than a dozen acts. Starting at  noon, a $10 cover will get you in to see all these musicians and more:

Justin Jones
El Quatro
Alex Parez
Two Ton Twig
No Second Troy
Mike Ferrio
Lauren Calve
Jumpin Jupiter
The Cowards Choir
Mary Battiata and Little Pink
Delarcos
Gist
Metrosongs
Fuzz Queen
Margot MacDonald
Jose Miguel Contreras

Then on Sunday from noon to 8pm, a final closing and sale will happen on premises with beer and wine sales. Your last chance to take home a piece of Iota!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Last Train Home at Iota

Iota is playing its last song this Saturday Sept 30, and Last Train Home is returning to the stage to help say goodbye to the loved Clarendon venue with back to back shows. They are playing tonight Thursday Sept 28 as well as Friday with Karl Staub and The Graverobbers. Cover is $15 and music starts at 7:30pm