Saturday, October 31, 2015

Clarendon Halloween bar crawl

This Halloween the annual Project DC bar crawls come back to terrorize Clarendon and Dupont Circle. Clarendon bar crawl starts the costume madness early from 1-9pm on Saturday October 31, with drink specials and raffles at over a dozen local bars:
Tickets are currently $15, but they will go up to $20 next week and then $30 at the door. Use my promo code BLOG25 to save 25% off the ticket price!

To start off your crawl, head to one of the three registration bars (denoted above with astericks) where you will pick up your wrist band and mug. Usually there are lines around the block of costumed party goers after 3pm, so get there early!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Clarendon Day 2015

This year's Clarendon Day will fall on Saturday September 26. The huge street festival follows several races that morning with food vendors, art and crafts for sale, kids games and five live music stages last from 11am to 6pm. Last year over 30,000 people attended this free outdoor party, so the expected good weather this weekend should have the streets of Arlington's downtown crowded. With 5 stages of live bands concurrently there is sure to music you can jam to, from local favorite rock group Footwerk to catchy tunes by Flo Anito to soulful guitar riffs by Sol Roots.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Bingo Happy Hour for Arlington Rooftop

Arlington Thrive’s Young Professionals Group for its Bingo Happy Hour on Tuesday September 15 from 5:30 to 8:30pm at Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill. Attendance is free and so is the first bingo card. All are welcome to come and enjoy food and drink specials, test their bingo skill, hopefully win some great prizes, network with other area young professionals, and learn about an organization working to prevent homelessness in Arlington County.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Laissez Foure at Bayou Bakery's Katrina 10

Bayou Bakery in Courthouse is throwing a party to celebrate 10 years of New Orleans recovering from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 on Saturday August 29. The Katrina 10 event is from 5-7pm and Jazz quartet Laissez Foure is providing the live music. The celebration of recovery includes New Orleans style food and drink and an open mic for guests sharing their own Katrina story.

That day also kicks off our week-long Charity Book Sale, continuing until Sept. 5 with all proceeds from copies of DamGoodSweet sold going to The Roots of Music. Children are the future and this nonprofit provides youths with musical education and instruments while preserving New Orleans culture through music.

More info on the Facebook event page here.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Mad Rose Players and Pets

Hold on for this post, there is a lot happening on Thursday August 6 at Mad Rose.

The Clarendon night spot is hosting an awareness event for dog adoption to benefit the DC Shiba Inu Rescue, who might be providing some puppies for a "pet fashion show" that night. Attendees are encourage to wear as much black as possible to blend with the "blackout" theme from 8pm to 1am.

Many local celebrities and TV personalities will be in attendance, including:

Wilson Ramos, Nationals catcher
DJ Skribble, Midee Man from MTV
Valeria Barriga, Telemundo reporter
Brittany Athey, Miss Virginia 2015
Jamie Sullivan, WJLA 7 reporter
Allyson Rae, WUSA 9 metorologist 
Autria Godfrey,WJLA 7 anchor
Kristyn Caddell , Reporters on the Run

Contact Giovanni if your company would like to sponsor a pet adoption for the event.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Ska night at Iota

Tonight, July 27 Iota is hosting the National Sky Revival Tour starting at 8pm. Local ska/punk band Thirteen Towners joins Be Like Max, the A-Ok's and the Holophonics. Cover is only $12 for all four bands.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Boots for Boots Haiti Fundraiser

This July 19 attend a Sunday Funday for a good cause with the Drinkers Who Do Good Shaw in DC. The Boots for Boots fundraiser at Dacha Beet Garden  is raising money for the Maison Fortuné Orphanage in Haiti. Their goal for the summer is to raise $2,600 to raise money to buy shoes for each of the kids.

From 12 to 3 pm, $10 donation gets you wristbands for $10 giant beer boots of Hefeweiss and Pilsner.  They also will have brunch options like Belgian waffles, bagel sandwiches, jalapeño mac and cheese, and bottomless mimosas. An Instagram contest for best picture tagged with #theDWDG will win a prize. There is also a 50/50 cornhole tournament for a $20 donation. Bringing cash is highly recommended since there is no ATM at Dacha.

Friday, July 10, 2015

A-Town Summer Dress Party

The Junkies will be hosting their annual Summer Dress Party at A-Town in Arlington on Friday July 10. EB, Cakes, JP and Lurch, as well as your favorite 106.7 the Fan personalities and producers, will be there. The no cover party starts at 7pm. Pictures from the 2014 party are here.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

DC Midtown Liberty Bar Tour

More pre-July 4th bar crawl madness continues in DC with the Midtown Liberty Bar Tour on Thursday July 2. Lindy Promo's all night bar crawl starts at 5pm and goes until midnight at over a dozen Dupont Circle bars. The party starts at Mackey's and tickets are currently $10 (plus $2 processing), but you can save 20% with my promo code Night20!

Drink specials are:
- $3 Coors Lights
- $4 Blue Moons
- $4 Redd’s Apple Ales
- $5 Three Olives Vodkas
- $5 Cuervo Cinge Drinks

Participating venues:
Mackey’s Public House, Barcode, Black Rooster Pub, Blackfinn, Bottom Line, Buffalo Billiards, James Hoban’s, Dirty Martini, Dirty Bar, Public Bar, Recessions, Rumors, Sign of the Whale

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Memorial fundraiser at Whitlows and Citizen Burger

Chris Barton lost his life early Saturday morning in Arlington, and his friends have expressed interest in helping with the costs associated with his service and transportation and have set up a GoFundMe page for donations.

Friends will be having memorial happy hours at Rock Bottom Tuesday, June 30 and at Citizen Burger on Thursday 6-9pm. Whitlows will also be raising money at their mug night on Thursday to assist his family.