Saturday, September 28, 2013

Mike Mangione & The Union at Iota

Sunday is busy at Iota, with three bands playing that evening to round out this beautiful weekend. On Sept 29, Mike Mangoine and the Union play around 8pm. The Union is a five piece orchestral folk-rock outfit with a variety of strings, electric guitars and drums whose songs range from contemporary folk to blues.

Also playing that night is Kenny Kohlhaas and local Wes Tucker and the Skillets. A single $12 cover gets you access to all three performances Sunday night.

And if you get to Iota early, they will be playing the Redskins vs Raiders games starting at 4:25pm with no cover.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Clarendon Day this Saturday

Clarendon Day is an annual family friendly block party that is taking over the neighborhood this Saturday, September 28 from 11am to 5pm. Streets around central Clarendon will be closed off as dozens of local restaurants and businesses will have tents offering up food, beer, wine, chili cook-off and other goodies. There will also be a ton of live music playing on three stages all day long:

Arlington’s Car-Free Diet Stage

 Burke and Herbert Stage                 
ARC Stage                     

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Nine Songwriter Series at Iota Tuesday

This Tuesday, September 24th the Nine Songwriter Series returns to Iota. Doors are at 7:30pm and show is at 8pm for a great showcase of nine local musicians playing in one night for a single $10 cover charge. For more information about the show check out their Facebook event page. They have a world class lineup of DC area songwriters including:

Justin Trawick
Amanda Lee
Jason Ager
Gordon Daniels
Ted Garber
Tiffany Thompson
Lauren Calve
Ken Wenzel
Carolyn Crysdale

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Project DC "free beer" party at Mad Rose

Project DC Events is celebrating their one year anniversary this Sunday, September 22 at Mad Rose Tavern in Clarendon. Their theme is a "free beer" party, with participants getting one free beer with this ticket and redeem it between 11am to 4pm. Your free beer entry also gives you access to these exclusive drink specials, photo booth, party favors, a chance to win 2 Redskin tickets and other giveaways. The specials include:
  • $2.50 Beers
  • $3.99 Fireball shots
  • $20 Champagne Magnums
  • $23.99 Signature glow in the dark beer towers
  • All day bucket beer pong games

Monday, September 16, 2013

Halfway to St Patrick's Day at O'Sullivan's

Continuing the halfway to St Patrick's Day festivities is O'Sullivan's party this Tuesday, September 17. They are throwing a bash with live music by Danny Burns, Irish dancers and bagpipers. Drink specials run from 3 to 7:30pm with $1 off draft beers and $4 rail drinks. They will continue the lead up to St Patrick's Day with a party on the 17th of every month until the big Irish holiday. More info on Facebook.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Halfway to St Patrick's Day at RiRa

RìRà is celebrating halfway to St. Patrick's Day this Saturday, September 14. They are getting into the Irish spirit early by partying twice as hard this weekend with two live bands. Celtic rockers Empty Flask hit the stage at 6pm warming the stage for Shake Shake Shake at 10pm.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Prevent Cancer 5k fundraiser at Wilson Tavern

Join Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run Chair Allison Hutchins at Wilson Tavern on Thursday, September 12 to raise a glass and raise funds for Prevent Cancer's 5k Walk/Run on Sept 29.

A $10 donation at the door gets you entry with a wristband good for happy hour specials extended from 5 - 9pm including $3 Summer Shandy, Yuengling & Miller Lite drafts, $4 wine and $5 16 oz cocktails.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Sunday Madness at Mad Rose

This Sunday September 8 Mad Rose is hosting the no cover Project DC Event Sunday Madness. Mad Rose boasts 25 TVs and two large project screens for watching the games, as well as giving away two tickets to the Redskins vs Eagles season opener Monday night. Entertainment includes bucket beer pong and hookah on the patio, and music by DJ EPX, DJ Chazzta and DJ Vicious during commercials and after party. Drink specials Sunday are:

$2.50 Miller and Bud Light bottles
$4 fireball shots
$5 bloody marys
$6 Red Bull bombs
$20 Magnum champagne bottles
$24 3 liter glow-in-the-dark beer towers

Friday, September 6, 2013

Bracket Room benefit for Suicide Prevention

Clarendon's brand new bar Bracket Room just opened to the public tonight and its already planning another big bash. Next Tuesday, September 10 is owner Chris Bukowski's birthday and Social DC PR is organizing a charity fundraiser party that night. The proceeds will go directly to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention in memory of Chris' good friend, Gia Allemand who passed away early this month.

From 8pm to midnight, music will be provided by DJ Mario, birthday pie from Pie Sisters, and photography by John Robinson. Chris' favorite drinks will be the specials, including:
$3 Zywiec Bottles
$4 Goose Island 312 Drafts
$5 Annalisa Pinot Grigio

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

"Help Ben Tufts" concert at Iota

Derek Evry is organizing a concert September 10 at Iota to help out another local musician Ben Tufts. Ben is a drummer who has played in 20 some bands regularly, but had a large amount of musical instruments stolen from him in DC this past weekend. So to help out a friend and fellow musician, Derek is throwing a huge concert with tons of local talent to replace the lost equipment. RSVP and more info on Facebook here. There is about 20 live acts playing 10 minutes each at Iota starting at 7pm:

7:00 - Rachel Levitin
7:10 - Luciano Lima
7:20 - Tiger Gilliam
7:30 - Andres Gallego
7:40 - Jasmine Gillison
7:50 - Matthew Berry
8:00 - Mary Battiata
8:10 - Jackson Edwards
8:20 - Andrew Gaddy
8:30 - Lauren Calve
8:40 - Justin Trawick
8:50 - Laura Tsaggaris
9:00 - Derek Evry
9:10 to 9:30 - DJ Sam Snow
9:30 - theScapes
10:00 - StarFK Radium
10:30 - Colin Thompson Band
11:00 - The Beanstalk Library
11:30 - The Cowards Choir
12:00 - DJ Sam Snow (All Night)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

End summer at Whitlow's Pig Roast

Despite many people being out of town for Labor Day weekend, there are still plenty of events going on in Clarendon. Tonight, Sunday September 1st, Whitlow's is having a pig roast rooftop party starting at 5pm followed by a pub quiz at 8pm. First prize is tickets to the October 20th show for the great indie band and one of my favorites The Dismemberment Plan.

Afterword go next door to Iota to see some local DC based musicians Lindsay Buckingham Palace and our own Derek Evry. $10 cover gets you in for both shows that start at 8:30pm. Another choice for spending the last weekend of summer in town is to catch a showing of Fast Times at Ridgemont High starting 8pm at Eat Bar's "Back to School Month" cinema series.