Monday, December 19, 2016

Don Tito Taco Eating Contest

On Monday, December 19 one of Clarendon's most popular nightlife spots Don Tito will host their first Annual Arlington Taco Eating Contest upstairs on the 2nd floor at 7pm. The cost to enter the contest is $20 and includes all of your tacos. The contest includes two rounds: Preliminary and Championship. The first Preliminary speeds round determines who can eat the most chicken and beef tacos in one minute. The Championship round feature one winner from each of the first 10 rounds. The winner of the final round will be the first person to eat 10 tacos of varying spiciness.

The winner will win a $150 Don Tito gift card and a championship belt. The second place contestant will win a $100 Don Tito gift card and third place will receive a $50 Don Tito gift card. 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Barley Mac Pig Roast

On Saturday, November 19 Rosslyn newcomer Barley Mac will celebrate a couple of their favorite indulgences of the fall and winter season: Roast Pig and Bourbon Bash. This decadent affair will run all afternoon from 1 to 5pm. Tickets are just $30 and include all the roast pig you can eat, as well as Chef Mike and Jeremy’s creative side dishes, plus several tastings of select bourbons. The weather will have probably taken a turn for the chilly worst by this time, so they will have spiked hot apple ciders and hot toddy’s ready to help warm you up until the bourbon kicks in. Tickets are available for pre-purchase using the link above or at www.barleymacva.com and this is a limited event.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Alex The Red Parez at Iota

Every Wednesday night my favorite local live music venue Iota hosts an open mic night at no cover charge. This Wed November 16 the free open mic night is hosted by Alex Parez and features Brian Dolzani as the guest artist at 10pm. Two signups at 7:30pm and 10pm if you want to play onstage.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Election Night Viewing Party at Barley Mac

After a successful debate watching party, Barley Mac in Rosslyn is hosting an Election Night Viewing Party this Tuesday November 2 starting at 7pm. They will once again serving up red "3rd Term" (moonshine, pomegranate, simple syrup) cocktails, blue "Tax Included" drinks (Absolute, curacao, lime, simple syrup), and specialty bar snacks for the politically themed party.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Clarendon Halloween Bar Crawl

The annual Clarendon Halloween Crawl is back this year on Saturday November 5th. Halloween falls on a Monday this year so make sure to hold on to your costume for this popular bar crawl on the weekend after. From 1 to 9pm, about nine or more local bars will participate with lots of costumed party goers, food and drink specials, and raffles.

Tickets are now $15 online or $30 at the door. You don't need a ticket to get into any of these Clarendon bars, but it is necessary for the drink specials poured into the refillable orange mugs. If you buy a ticket, register at either Mad Rose or Ballroom first. Bars that will host you are:

Sunday, October 30, 2016

A-Town Super Hero Halloween Weekend

A-Town in Ballston is having a weekend long Halloween celebration that is all super hero themed. As usual, no cover, DJ's will be spinning in the main room, and Sunday Fun Day is bound to be their most crowded day.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Clarendon Ballroom's Monster Bash

Clarendon Ballroom's annual Halloween party on Saturday Oct 29 will be hosted by RSI Entertainment and DJ Lil Fos. The Ballroom is always the place to be seen on Halloween, as the large venue is always backed with costumes and the line will go around the block late at night. Cash prize awarded for the top voted costume and gift cards given out throughout the night for those of you we deem worthy. $5 admission at the door.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Elliot in the Morning's Halloween Bash

It's time for the annual DC101 Elliot In The Morning Halloween costume contest in Clarendon! On Friday, October 28 the biggest party of the year starts at 5pm at Clarendon Ballroom and peaks with local radio personality Elliot Segal hosts a costume contest with a $3,000 grand prize. Music starts at 8pm with  Junkfood. There is a $10 cover before 9pm, and goes up to $15 after that.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Arlington Thrive Bingo Halloween

Arlington Thrive's Young Professional Steering Committee is throwing its fall bingo happy hour at Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill on Wed, October 25. Free attendance to enjoy food and drink specials along with getting to know your fellow young professionals and how Arlington Thrive helps our neighbors in need. Try your chances at winning awesome prizes, plus your second bingo card is on us for showing up in costume!

Arlington Thrive delivers same-day emergency funds to our neighbors in crisis, so they can be secure in their jobs, health, and homes and thrive in a caring community. For more info please go to ArlingtonThrive.org

If you are interested in joining our Young Professional Steering Comittee, please email infor@arlingtonthrive.org

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Warpaint at 930 Club

Two years ago I got to witness the LA based all female Warpaint gloss the stage of Blackcat in DC. This year their tour brings to the 9:30 Club on Tuesday, October 4. Formed in 2004, the current lineup comprises founders Jenny Lee Lindberg, Theresa Wayman, Emily Kokal and also Stella Mozgawa.

Check out their appropriately named New Song taken from Warpaint's new album 'Heads Up', out now and available to buy and stream.

Tickets are $25 and parking behind the club is $12. Opening for them is Facial. Doors open at 7pm.