Justin Trawick's 9 Songwriter Series continues this Tuesday night at IOTA, which has always been packed with great music in their previous events. It's a good bargin as you get to see live performaces of nine original musicians for only $10. I'm also excited about seeing Emily Henry again, as she was the guest performer at IOTA's weekly open mic a few months ago and everyone was very taken by her.This Tuesday the show will also feature:
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
|Burnt Sienna at Clarendon Ballroom Friday night|
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Getting ready to hit the town on the busiest bar night of the year: the night before Thanksgiving! Here are some recent photos of updates in Clarendon before I head out:
|Underconstruction Wilson Tavern replacing Kitty O'Shea's|
|New Bikeshare station across from Iota|
|Empty Wilson Deli after it closed recently|
|Delightfully decorated interior of Trader Joe's|
|Everyone is jumping on the Trader Joe's wagon|
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
|Acoustic music welcomes customers on Sunday|
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Shirlington Library tomorrow, Sunday Nov 20, at 6pm. In this second "Book Dating for Singles," participants bring several books they enjoy or are in-progress of reading and talk with other singles for three minutes. Extra Virgin Italian Cuisine in Shirlington Village will provide snacks, and there will be a drawing for a pair of Signature Theatre tickets at the end of the evening.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
|Trader Joe's is almost ready to open|
|Lobster Roll Sandwitch and fries with |
Heavy Seas Loose Cannon beer
Despite the promise of a tasty dinner by the backlite glowing menu and salads with local Clarendon themed names, nothing I tried was worth the price. The crab spinach dip was difficult to eat and wasn't nearly creamy enough. The jerk chick spring rolls were ok, but not worth ordering again. The toasted lobster roll was cold, and the only thing decent was the Old Bay seasoned circular cut fries. Their beer selection was rather sparse, and our waitress was virtually unknowledgable of our menu.
At least the extra large leather chairs were comfortable. Sorry Tap Room, but I'm going to agree with Yelp and say you deserve two stars.
Monday, November 14, 2011
|I'm pretty certain that is not the original color.|
I would much rather ride in the 850 sitting close by though...
|Katie Herzig, center, plays at IOTA with her band |
and Butterfly Boucher (right)
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Don't miss a back to back show of two of my favorite female musicians tonight at IOTA. The beautiful guitarist Butterfly Boucher takes the stage tonight to open up for Katie Herzig, and I last saw both women play together when the supergroup Ten Out of Tenn visited Clarendon last September. Katie Herzig's voice and guitar mesmerized me when I heard the song "Hologram", which has become my favorite track of hers. The show starts around 9pm and the $12 cover is a steal for seeing these two musicians live in one night.
|Butterfly Boucher with Katie Herzig, via MySpace|
Friday, November 11, 2011
|Photo via Indymojo.com|
This Saturday Nov 12 at noon an epic battle will unfold at GWU to determine who is superior: Blondes or Brunettes. This massive football game featuring over seventy ladies is for charity and raises funds and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association. Since 2005, BvB has raised nearly $700,000 for the chairty and inspired similar events in other cities. Tickets are $25 for the game at 2100 Foxhall Road, NW, or you can donate online here.
There will be an after party at Town Hall at 7pm, and thanks to FamousDC and City Girls for the info.
I wonder how well the redheads would do in this fight...
Blondes vs. Brunettes: Tackling Alzheimer’s from Toy Box Productions on Vimeo.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
|Steak & Cheese loaded with tots and Dominion Root Beer|
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Thanks to ARLNow.com for the heads up on Whitlow's benefit for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) on Wednesday. The fundraiser features a mechanical bull riding contest at $10 per try and starts 6 p.m. with food and drink specials all night. It's a great cause, and not only can you support our veterans but also watch people being thrown from the bull!
Arlington Puzzle Festival will be held this Saturday Nov 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Central Library Auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St. The day will include speakers in the morning, followed by puzzle competitions in the afternoon. Puzzles are provided by Will Shortz, from the New York Times and NPR, and world sudoku champion Thomas Snyder.