Thursday, May 31, 2012

Office Space Movie Festival tonight at Drafthouse

Arlington Cinema Drafthouse is hosting their Office Space themed Bi-Annual TPS Report Managers Meeting festival tonight, May 31! The event starts at 7pm and is $12, unless you dress up in "costume" and get a 2 for 1 movie pass.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Choralis Awards Gala at Ballroom May 30

The Choralis Foundation is having their 2012 Greater Washington DC Area Choral Excellence Ovation award ceremony at Clarendon Ballroom on May 30 at 6:30pm. The Choralis Foundation is dedicated to nurturing a passion for choral music in the greater Washington metropolitan area through offering excellence in choral performance and providing educational outreach. The gala will feature a cocktail reception, seated dinner, choral highlights and more. Tickets are $125 here. The rooftop will still be open to the public after 5pm.

Bar Bites Menu at Restaurant 3

Photo courtsey Restaruant 3
One of my favorite local restaurants 3 in Clarendon is updating their menu to include "Bar Bites" small plates. Available Tuesday to Friday from 4-8pm, all bites are $6. The current menu features:
  • Fried Pickles with Lemon-Cayenne Remoulade
  • Pork Belly Hoecakes with Braised Bacon, Pickled Slaw and Spicy BBQ
  • Bacon Deviled Eggs with House-cured Bacon
  • House Smoked Pulled Pork Sliders with BBQ Sauce
  • Grilled Cheese Bites with Bacon Tomato Dipping Sauce
  • Short Rib Quesadillas with Jack Cheese and Chipotle Sour Cream
  • Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onions and Spinach Flatbread

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Taste of Arlington Sunday May 20

This Sunday the annual family friendly community event Taste of Arlington is returning to Ballston. 35 restaurants from around the area will be participating along with live music from The Constituents and Lethal Peanut.

Tickets are $25 online, or $30 at the event. Each ticket gets you 8 "tastes," each one being a small plate contributed from a local restaurant. It's a good way to sample alot of local fares, as long as you hit all the popular tables before the long lines start.

This year, three community non-profit organizations will receive a donation from the proceeds of the event -Arlington Community Foundation, the Virginia Hospital Center,  and Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Charity Benefit Date Auction Tuesday May 15

Image via arlingtonyoungdems.org
The Clarendon Grill is hosting a charity date auction tonight to benifit Doorways for Women and Families. Eleven years running, this event starts at 7pm and is thrown by the Arlington Young Democrats. Check out all the available men and women up for grabs here. Arrive early and win a chance at a $75 gift certificate to Fireworks Pizza in Courthouse.  In addition, if you come to the auction with an item donation for Doorways, you will receive two free raffle tickets.

Requested donation items:
-          Water bottles
-          Saran wrap
-          Aluminum foil
-          Tupperware (new)
-          Baby monitors
Or if you are interested in donating other items, you can check out Doorways wish list.
Doorways for Women and Families creates pathways out of domestic violence and homelessness toward safe and stable lives.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Adam Faucett at IOTA May 15

Acclaimed Arkansas songwriter Adam Faucett will be playing at IOTA on Tuesday May 15 with his band The Tall Grass. The Arkansas Times has called Adam "Hands down, one of the greatest, most thoughtful lyricists the state has to offer - certainly one of the most respected songsmiths around." This Arlington show is his first show in the DC Area after 5 straight years of touring.