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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Gold Cup bus trip from Front Page

The Gold Cup horse racing all day party is returning Saturday May 2! This is a super fun and outdoor popular party that revolves around women in giant hats, men in pastel shirts, day drinking, corn hole and other games, and horse racing in the background. The race party takes place on the lawn of the Great Plains in Warrenton, so a bus ride is the most fun and safest way to get there.

Lindy Promotions is hosting pre-party and bus rides running out of the Front Page near Ballston and Dupont Circle metro stops. Buses leave Front Page at 10am Saturday, and there is a pre-party with drink specials from 8:30 to 10am that morning. This is a Bring Your Own Beverage event, so make sure to bring coolers, food and picnic stuff.

Tickets are currently $60, but you can get $5 with my promo code NIGHTS! Tickets get you a bus ride there and back, entrance to Gold Cup, and access to Lindy's Tavern tent where you can buy more food and drinks if you run out of your own.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Justin Trawick at Galaxy Hut

Justin Trawick returns to Clarendon this Monday April 13 to play a show at the cozy and quirky Galaxy Hut. Justin is a well known and accomplished local musician, writing his own moving songs, founding the traveling super group Nine Songwriter Series and hosting The Circus Life podcast. Watching him perform in the friendly and tiny Galaxy Hut space will be a treat. More info and details on the Facebook event page.

Justin will be joined by Jahnel Daliya, another local singer songwriter with a  powerful voice, along with the guitar and vocal duo Len and J. Music starts at 8:30pm with a $5 cover.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Courthaus Social opening soon

After years of teasing Arlington citizens, the Courthouse beer garden themed bar appropriately named Courthaus Social is opening in April.

I am excited for the change, as Velocity 5 was forgettable at best. Courthaus Social should have a friendlier, brighter atmosphere with bench social seating and server 2 liter boots and steins with lots of draft beers. I'm looking forward to their "life-size games" and District Trivia on Wednesday nights.

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)