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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Rossyln Cider Fest

This Thursday October 17 from 4-8pm the Rosslyn BID is throwing a Cider Fest at Gateway Park. Several cideries set up shop in Gateway Park so you can sample their products for $15. You can also visit the outdoor bar to purchase beer, wine and full-sized cider bottles as you sit by the fire pit. At 6pm there will be a pie eating contest. Justin Trawick will be providing live music as well!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Open Mic Second Anniversary at Rhodeside Grill

This Wednesday October 16 Alex The Red Parez is celebrating two years of hosting open mic nights in the Rhodeside Grill basement stage! Alex will be performing at 10pm at this free, no cover event. Two open mic signups at 7:30pm and 10pm. All ages until 10pm then 21+ after.

"Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo has been bringing acoustic rock and old-time country to the Washington DC Metro Area since 2006. Whether performing original music or classic material, Alex’s voice is “reminiscent of Johnny Cash, though often sung with Jello Biafra’s inflection” (Matthew Stabley, NBCWashington.com)

“Sounds like Nick Cave reinterpreting the early songbook of Bill Callahan” (The Big Easy - MetroMusicScence.com).

“El Rojo” to his friends, Parez takes inspiration from epic troubadours Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and local balladeer John Bustine amongst various other artists. In trio mode, Alex is flanked by accomplished harmonica sideman Terry Boes and prolific bassist Derek Evry who is also a fantastic songwriter, singer, guitarist and band leader. Alex has also performed with several other local musicians for various tribute shows.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

White Ford Bronco at Ballston Street Bash

This Thursday Oct 3 from 3 to 8pm the Ballston Bid is throwing the Ballston Street Bash neighborhood party at 901 North Taylor Street. This free event includes the Ballston FreshFarm Mega Market, VIDA Fitness beer and wine garden, White Ford Bronco and Jumpin' Jupiter. Admission and music is free and drink tickets are $5

Friday, September 20, 2019

Clarendon Day 2019

The giant all day neighborhood party Clarendon Day is happening this year on Saturday, September 21 from 11am to 6pm.  All the roads in around the Metro from Irving to Garfield will be blocked off for pedestrian access to food, arts, crafts, live music and more. This year's live music and entertainment schedule is:

Main Stage Schedule
11-12:30 Lloyd Dobbler Effect
1-2:30 DreamStreet
3–4:30 Ball & Chain
5-6 1Identity

Performance Stage Schedule
 11:15 – 11:30  Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon Do Black Belt Demo
11:45 – 12:15 Tippi Toes DC
12:30 - 1:00 BalletNova Center for Dance
1:15 – 1:45 Adagio Dance Company
2:15 – 2:45 Saffron Dance Belly Dancers
3:00 - 3:30 Photo Op with the Washington Nationals Presidents

Friday, September 6, 2019

Wilson Hardware 2nd Anniversary

Wilson Hardware is celebrating their second year in Clarendon this Friday, September 6th starting 9pm. The restaurant and night club venue took over the old RìRà space and got its name from the hardware and tools shop originally at that address. Wilson Hardware is known for its great outdoor space in the rear, multiple levels, and creative cocktails. They also host events like the 90's Party coming up on September 21.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Clarendon Jam Session at The Lot

The Lot has turned into Clarendon's hottest venue with a huge 22,000 sq ft outdoor space, food trucks and an adult sandpit with cornhole and other games. This Labor Day weekend The Lot will be even more packed with their Clarendon Jam Session party. The event on Sunday September 1 from will feature lots a great local bands and DJs for a entry ticket cost of $20. But you can save 50% by using the promo code LOTVIP.

Live music provided by:

White Ford Bronco
KleptoRadio
Tommy Gann Trio featuring Matty D and Hammer
DJ Miasma

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Open Mic Anniversary at Rhodeside Grill

Rhodeside Grill downstairs open mic nights are hosted by Alex The Red Parez every Wednesday, with this August 28th being a special five year anniversary! Alex has been hosting open mic night every Wednesday nights back when IOTA Club and Café was around. There are two signup times at 8:30pm and 10pm, with Alex playing at 10pm. This even is always free and there is no cover!

Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo has been bringing acoustic rock and old-time country to the Washington DC Metro Area since 2006.  “El Rojo” to his friends, Parez takes inspiration from epic troubadours Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and local balladeer John Bustine amongst various other artists.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Gooners vs Cancer at Irelands Four Courts

This Saturday August 24, Ireland's Four Courts is having a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphona Society. The pub is matching all donations up to $1,000 for the cancer fighting fundraiser Gooners Vs Cancer. Come for the DC United game on the TVs and great raffle prizes!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Goodbye Hunan Number One

Clarendon was sadly hit with another closing notice this week with Hunan Number One declaring their last day open will be Sunday August 11. This sudden announcement caught me by surprise as recently Hunan had bartender, server and delivery job wanted signs on their front window. It will definitely be missed as Hunan was one of the last dive-bar-ish old venues in Clarendon, which is quickly being dominated by high end sports bars and nightclubs.

Hunan was famous for its casual atmosphere and giant low cost 32oz beer mugs, usually $9 with happy hours lasting until 9pm. Hunan also had a minor renovation in 2015 adding arcade, pinball and a pool table to its rear bar.

Come down to Garfield Street this Friday and Saturday night to give Hunan a final sendoff!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Westover Flooding Benefit Concert at Whitlows

The Westover Beer Garden and the other Westover business were heavily damaged in the freak July 8 flooding and Whitlows is hosting Westover Merchants Flash Flood Benefit Concert to help them out. On Sunday August 4 from 5 to 9pm a ton of local musical talents will be on stage. $20 donation at the door and all proceeds going to the gofundme campaign created to benefit the local businesses affected. The money raised will primarily be for Ayers and the Beer Garden and allocated according to need. So far, the donations have reached over $77,000 of their $100,000 goal!

Some of my favorite local bands will be playing Sunday night including:

Jumpin Jupiter
Justin Trawick and the Common Good
EP Jackson and The Last Well
Bobby Thompson
Sean Tracey
The Reserves