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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Party Like It's... at Clarendon Grill

My favorite cover and high energy local band Party Like It's... is coming to Clarendon Grill this Thursday, July 21. This seven member group plays fun covers of 80s, 90s and 2000s popular hits as well as a few original songs of there own. You have to see their performances live to really appreciate how entertaining they are, especially with Cathy DiTiro's spot on vocals and Taylor Morden's super energetic trumpeting. Music starts at 9pm and there is no cover!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Julia Fanning at Iota

The incredible voice of Arlington local singer/songwriter Julia Fanning will be returning to Iota on Friday, July 8. She will be releasing her self-titled debut EP that day and joining her release party will be Erin and the Wildfire along with Lucas James Shaffer. Check out Julia's music video for her single "If I Had It All" as well. Music starts at 8:30 with a $12 cover.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Joshua Palace and Impuritan at Galaxy Hut

Joshua Palace is returning to Galaxy Hut on Monday, June 13 for his second show this year. The talented guitarist and vocalist has a powerful neo-noir electric sound and will be opening for Impuritan at 8:30pm. Impuritan is an experimental rock three-piece from San Francisco that has been playing for the past 5 years. The band just released “Everything Is Magick”, an eight-song alchemical mix of psychedelia, post-rock, space-rock, ambient noise, and surf.

Cover is $5 for both acts. Don't miss this musical Monday special with abstract sounds and thought provoking songs!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

80s Party at A-Town

On Saturday June 4 A-Town in Ballston is throwing a 80s themed party. This no cover event starts at 10pm and features a DJ spinning the best of the 1980s. A $250 A-Town gift card will be awarded to the person with the best 80s costume and brunch for up to 10 people for the best dressed group! Bottle service and table reservations are available by calling 7035281110.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Spider Kelly's Bar Olympics for MS

Join Spider Kelly's on Tuesday, May 24 for a night of fun and fundraising while  they raise money to find a cure for Multiple Scleroris! All money raised goes directly to the National MS Society. Teams of two people pay $10 each to compete in all of Spider Kelly's bar games, including darts, pool, shuffleboard, basketball and more to win these prizes:

Top 5 teams qualify to win the following prizes:
1st place- $100 cash and 5 Boomerang boat tickets 2nd place- $50 Spider Kelly’s gift card
3rd place-$50 Amazon gift card
4th place- $30 Spider Kelly’s gift card
5th place- $20 Spider Kelly gift card

This is a great ice-breaker or meet-up event, as if you don't have a partner Spider Kelly's will match you up with someone. This is a good date event, group activity, or a way to get to meet new people in Arlington while helping to fund a good cause. Games start at 7pm on Tuesday and you can register for free here.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Courthaus Social Anniversary

When the forgettable Velocity 5 announced it was leaving its Courthouse location, we had to wait years until Courthaus Social took over its spot in 2015. It was worth the wait, and worth checking out their first birthday party on Saturday May 21.

To celebrate, they are having their one year anniversary Haus party starting at noon on Saturday. They will have ten different breweries' beers at happy hour from 12pm to 7pm and live music starting at 10pm. Courthaus Social will continue their happy hour the following day and will last all day Sunday.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Emily Henry EP Release at Iota

Emily Henry will be releasing her first EP, "Matchsticks", later this month and will be previewing the album on Sunday, May 15. Come celebrate the release at Iota with this local vocal and guitar talent and get the album almost a whole week early.

Featuring Vienna native songstress Natalie York and the Uptown Boys Choir front-man Kevin de Souza as guest acts. Music starts at 4pm and cover is $10. Later that night Small Houses plays at 8pm.

Taste of Arlington

This Sunday, May 15 nearly 40,000 people will flood Ballston for the annual Taste of Arlington neighborhood festival. Over 50 local restaurants will offer small plates in rows of tents down Wilson Blvd. This family and dog friendly event goes from noon to 6pm and features games, dog races, and a beer tent. The event is rain or shine, but so far it looks like the longest rainy streak in DC history will end by Sunday and we will hopefully have clear skies.

There will be two stages for lots of live music options, including:

Main stage:
Kelly Bell Band 12:00-1:30pm
White Ford Bronco 1:50-3:20pm
The Big Payback 3:40-5:10pm
Lost in Paris 5:30-7:00pm
VIP stage:
Lost Growlers 12-1pm
Huntley 1:30-2:30pm
Audiostrobelight 3-4pm
His Dream of Lions 4:30-5:30pm

There is no admission to attend, but you need to buy tickets either online or at the event to trade for food and drinks. 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Ocho de Mayo Block Party at Darna

Darna is having their annual block party bash this Sunday May 8. Pushing their Cinco de Mayo celebration back to the weekend lets Darna throw a large scale all day party with beer pong, piƱatas, and a car show. Grilled food like hot dogs, burgers and kabob are served with frozen Mexican bulldogs, margaritas and of course tequila. Darna has been throwing these outdoor parties for the past three years to mark the start of spring, and this year should be even bigger with their new second floor outdoor patio expansion. Music provided by DJ Heat , DJ EPX, DJ Pouria, DJ Hawa and DJ Vicious

Friday, May 6, 2016

Party Like It's at Whitlows

The most energetic cover band in the area Party Like It's is having a release party for their first original song at Whitlows on Friday, May 6. Their new tune called Clockwork Lover is sure to fule an action packed night along with a photobooth, give aways, and new band t-shirts. Don't miss this amazing and talented band perform in Clarendon!