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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Relay-Palooza Battle of the Bands at Jammin Java

Join Relay For Life of Northern Virginia for our annual Relay-Palooza Battle of the Bands kickoff celebration benefiting the American Cancer Society on Sunday, February 23rd 2020! Doors open at 12 pm and the event begins at 1 pm. Local acts may register to perform on the Jammin Java stage and then we need your vote to choose a winner. The winner of Relay-Palooza will get the chance to headline our 2020 Relay For Life event! This is a family-friendly event. Donations benefit the live-saving mission and programs of the American Cancer Society. Tickets $15 on Eventbrite.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

King Street Bluegrass at Jammin Java

Although based in DC, King Street Bluegrass’ members have rural, farm and coal miner family roots from the mountains of West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Southern Virginia. In 2014 lead singer and ace banjoist Robert Swain had a devastating stroke, which took away his speech, his right side, and nearly his life. The band wouldn't quit, from creating conga lines in ICU, to having him sing baritone at shows immediately upon his hospital release. His recovery has been remarkable. Their latest album celebrates his journey and the bands recovery.

Music starts at 7:30 at Jammin Java with Split String Soup. Tickets are $15 at the door or $10 advance on Eventbrite.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Acoustic Wednesdays at The Renegade

Every Wednesday from 7:30 to 11pm The Renegade is now hosting local acoustic acts on their new stage. The Renegade replaced the Clarendon staple bar Mister Days and has retained its charm and layout, but has added a coffee bar and new large central stage. Their lineup for this upcoming month:

1/8 : Tommy Gann Music
1/15: Down Wilson
1/22: Dan N' Friends
1/29: Ted Garber
2/5: Justina Beth-El

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

No Cover for New Years Eve in Clarendon

Don't have any plans for New Years Eve! Clarendon is very welcoming to last minute party goers with several places that don't charge a cover or sell tickets to get in. No reservations are needed at:

The Renegade
3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
The new Mister Days maintains everything you liked about the classic previous bar and has a casual night with a DJ, dance floor and drink specials.

Spider Kelly's
3181 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
DJ Styles is playing here with plenty of room to spread out and mingle with the two bars and three rooms open.

G.O.A.T.
3028 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
If you didn't get into Don Tito, The GOAT is another great venue for a similar experience. Expect it to be packed but the two story sports bar has room to move around.

Galaxy Hut
2711 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Clarendon's last true dive promises no drama and no silliness on NYE, just a fun time in a quirky tiny bar with a Vegan friendly menu.

Punch Bowl Social
4238 Wilson Blvd Ste. 1180, Arlington, VA 22203
Located in Ballston Quarter, the popular bar games venue is hosting a space themed New Years Eve party.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Holiday Bingo at Whitlow's

Join DC Fray at Whitlow's for a free bar bingo weekly in Clarendon. Starting at 6pm every Sunday from Dec 8, Dec 15, Jan 12 and Jan 19. Drink specials include $4 Miller High Life Drafts and $6 Truly Hard Seltzer 16 oz. Visit dcfray.com/bingo for more nights, locations, and info.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

JMU Watch Party at Spider Kelly's

Spider Kelly's is throwing a JMU playoff watch party on Saturday Dec 7 starting at noon, with the football game at 1pm. Hosted by the JMU MetroDukes and JMU Alumni Association.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Ugly Sweater Party at Wilson Hardware

Wilson Hardware invites you to dress to impress in your holiday worst! On Friday December 6 from 9pm onward is hosting an Ugly Sweater Party and donation collection. In true holiday spirit, please bring donations such as canned foods, new toys and otherwise so they can help those less fortunate.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Toys For Tots at GOAT

On Thursday December 5 the GOAT is hosting a ToysForTots collection from 6 to 9pm. If you bring a toy to donate you get in for free. Bring 5 toys and get a free raffle ticket. GOAT is offering food and drink specials, a gift raffle and a photobooth.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Halloween in Clarendon

There are always tons of events happening in Clarendon for the greatest holiday of the year, and below is a list of some of those Halloween themed events.

Friday Oct 25

Clarendon Ballroom host the annual notorious Elliot In The Morning costume contest with doors opening at 7pm and a $10/$15 cover. This tends to be the largest Halloween party in Clarendon with a $3,000 costume grand prize judged by the audience.

Pamplona Sinister Series combines watch parties for games 3 and 4 of the World Series with Halloween costume parties. No cover and $250 gift card for best costume Friday and Saturday nights.
Saturday Oct 26

Clarendon Ballroom w/ DJ Lil Fos costume contest $5 cover

Haunted Grave Yard Party at The Lot has no cover if you RSVP here. They went all out decorating their large outdoor space and will have a costume contest, photo stations, fog machines and food trucks.

Haunted Hardware at Wilson Hardware also offers a prize for best costume.

Tuesday Oct 29

K-9 costume party at Wilson Hardware from 6 to 8pm on their patio.

Thursday Oct 31

Thursday, October 24, 2019

The Renegade Grand Opening

The Renegade is throwing their grand opening party this Thursday October 22 where Mister Days previously existed. With strong Clarendon roots such as chef Patrick Crump formally of Clarendon Gill, this new bar and coffee shop is hoping to fill in the void of local live music left when Iota closed.

Thursday night features a full lineup of live music, starting with Kara & Matty D at 5pm followed by Bryen O'Boyle at 7. To top the night off the awesome Lauralee & Tripp Fabulous goes on at 10pm with no cover all night!