Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Nine Songwriter Series at Sehkraft Brewery

There is a new live music venue in Clarendon! Sehkraft Brewing on 10th and Washington Blvd is a new large restaurant featuring a stage for live music and an outdoor patio with fire pits.

Now, every last Tuesday of the month at Sehkraft, The 9 Songwriter Series will fill that stage with an array of local talents. Their first show will be this Tuesday, December 29th with doors at 7:30pm and the show at 8pm. Tickets are free and features great local acts like Justin Trawick and the amazing Margot MacDonald! Full line up with nine artists includes:

Justin Trawick
Nardo Lilly
Andres Gallego
Margot MacDonald
Dale Rodman
Aaron Tinjum
Heather Lloyd
Ken Wenzel
Jordan Sokel

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Candy Cane Crawl

The Candy Cane Crawl is a holiday season themed bar crawl based in Arlington on Saturday December 19 1-9pm. Thousands of participants will quench their thirst on exclusive drink deals as they explore Clarendon and celebrate the holiday season one bar at a time. Tickets are $20 which includes a refillable Santa mug, other drink specials, and a raffle. You can also donate unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots.  Festive dress and costumes are encouraged. Bars that are feeling festive this year include:
Mad Rose
Clarendon Grill
Clarendon Ballroom
Mister Days
American Tap Room
Spider Kellys
Hard Times
Hunan Number One

Friday, December 18, 2015

Holidazed & Confused Holiday Live at Drafthouse

Although the holiday season is busy, you can still make time for festive comedy at the Arlington Cinema Drafthouse with multiple showings of the Holidazed and Confused live show. This must-see revue features original songs, brand new sketches and classic favorites made famous by Second City legends like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell. The comedy troop is playing in Arlington for six days with a full list of showtimes here. Usually tickets are $30, but you can get them for $18 at Goldstar now.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

It's A Wonderful Night at the Drafthouse

Every year Arlington Cinema Drafthouse hosts a series of showings for the greatest Christmas movie of all time, It's A Wonderful Life at the Drafthouse. The showings run for one week from December 17 to the 22. Tickets are $7.25, and a portion of the gate proceeds go to Patrick Henry Elementary School.

The Drafthouse is also offering four free movie asses (to a future movie) for anyone dressed as one of the following festive themes:
- Santa, Mrs. Claus or Santa Themed Outfit
- Reindeer (Must include more than just Antlers)
- Character from It's A Wonderful Life
- Ugly Christmas Sweater
A portion of the gate proceeds go to Patrick Henry Elementary School - See more at: http://www.arlingtondrafthouse.com/drafthouse/event.aspx?eid=1002#sthash.ogof2rFk.dpuf

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Courthaus Social Toy Drive

This Sunday December 6, Courthaus Social is hosting a Brunch with Santa and toy donation drive for the 800 children in the DC General Children Shelter. From 12- 3pm on Sunday the OneUmbrella Foundation Toy Drive will be collecting toys or monetary donations for OneUmbrella to purchase toys. Contact Jessica Burns for more information.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Garden State Radio at Clarendon Grill

Energetic cover band Garden State Radio is back at The Clarendon Grill this Friday, Dec 4. The band mixes strobes and lighting with high energy EDM beats punctuated by vocals of American Idol Contestant Kelly Caruso. They play over 200 shows a year on the east coast, including Clarendon and Ocean City's Seacrets. Garden State Radio plays top 40 and club dance hits, as well as the classic dance and Hip Hop with also some popular 80's, Pop & Rock anthems. Music starts around 10pm with a $5 cover.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

USMC Birthday and Veterans Day

Happy 240th birthday to the United States Marine Corps today, November 10 2015! Also wishing all those who have served our country the best on tomorrow's Veterans Day November 11. Despite it being a rainy day, the weather picked up at night and the gloom led to some great Instagram shots from the Iwo Jima USMC memorial in Rosslyn.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Clarendon Halloween bar crawl

This Halloween the annual Project DC bar crawls come back to terrorize Clarendon and Dupont Circle. Clarendon bar crawl starts the costume madness early from 1-9pm on Saturday October 31, with drink specials and raffles at over a dozen local bars:
Tickets are currently $15, but they will go up to $20 next week and then $30 at the door. Use my promo code BLOG25 to save 25% off the ticket price!

To start off your crawl, head to one of the three registration bars (denoted above with astericks) where you will pick up your wrist band and mug. Usually there are lines around the block of costumed party goers after 3pm, so get there early!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Boo Bash Charity Benefit in Leesburg

On Friday October 30 RazorX2 is throwing a pre-Halloween party to raise money for local nonprofit organization My Girlfriend's House. Starting at 8pm, the Boo Bash charity fundraiser will be held at the Oatlands Historic House in Leesburg, Va. Costumes are encouraged for the event that includes a haunted Manor House, palm reader, psychic, raffle, and food and drink for purchase.

My Girlfriend’s House is a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 by a small group of motivated and professional women with a common desire to serve as positive role models to at-risk girls and young women within the Washington metropolitan region. Funds raised at RazorX2's Boo Bash will be used to assist My Girlfriend's House in the purchasing of additional curriculum and classroom material, in addition to allowing them to fund the involvement of at least 10 girls into their Girl Talk mentoring program for a period of 1 year.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Most Interesting Man in Arlington

Join Mel (of Sarah, Ty, & Mel at 107.3) at Don Tito on Saturday, October 24th at 6:00pm to help her crown the first ever “Most Interesting Man In Arlington.”

Be at Don Tito with all of your friends by 6:30pm ready to compete. Contestants should come prepared to endure various challenges and be judged on their overall Arlington “look” by audience response. There will be prizes award to the top contestants.

 Must be 21+. No experience or special preparation needed. Don Tito, All The Hits 107.3, and any associated sponsors, are not responsible for the outcome for the contest, just the Clarendon bros will be to blame for the results.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Party Like Its 1997 at Iota

This Saturday Oct 17 it's time to bring back your grudge style at Iota with a Classic Albums of 1997 themed night. Leading the night is the amazing and super energetic Party Like It's performing as No Doubt. Opening up for them is local duo Koshari as Radiohead, Skin Folds Five mimicking Ben Folds Five and also The Right Handed Lefties as Incubus. Cover is only $12 for the whole night!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Clarendon Day 2015

This year's Clarendon Day will fall on Saturday September 26. The huge street festival follows several races that morning with food vendors, art and crafts for sale, kids games and five live music stages last from 11am to 6pm. Last year over 30,000 people attended this free outdoor party, so the expected good weather this weekend should have the streets of Arlington's downtown crowded. With 5 stages of live bands concurrently there is sure to music you can jam to, from local favorite rock group Footwerk to catchy tunes by Flo Anito to soulful guitar riffs by Sol Roots.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Bingo Happy Hour for Arlington Rooftop

Arlington Thrive’s Young Professionals Group for its Bingo Happy Hour on Tuesday September 15 from 5:30 to 8:30pm at Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill. Attendance is free and so is the first bingo card. All are welcome to come and enjoy food and drink specials, test their bingo skill, hopefully win some great prizes, network with other area young professionals, and learn about an organization working to prevent homelessness in Arlington County.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Laissez Foure at Bayou Bakery's Katrina 10

Bayou Bakery in Courthouse is throwing a party to celebrate 10 years of New Orleans recovering from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 on Saturday August 29. The Katrina 10 event is from 5-7pm and Jazz quartet Laissez Foure is providing the live music. The celebration of recovery includes New Orleans style food and drink and an open mic for guests sharing their own Katrina story.

That day also kicks off our week-long Charity Book Sale, continuing until Sept. 5 with all proceeds from copies of DamGoodSweet sold going to The Roots of Music. Children are the future and this nonprofit provides youths with musical education and instruments while preserving New Orleans culture through music.

More info on the Facebook event page here.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Mad Rose Players and Pets

Hold on for this post, there is a lot happening on Thursday August 6 at Mad Rose.

The Clarendon night spot is hosting an awareness event for dog adoption to benefit the DC Shiba Inu Rescue, who might be providing some puppies for a "pet fashion show" that night. Attendees are encourage to wear as much black as possible to blend with the "blackout" theme from 8pm to 1am.

Many local celebrities and TV personalities will be in attendance, including:

Wilson Ramos, Nationals catcher
DJ Skribble, Midee Man from MTV
Valeria Barriga, Telemundo reporter
Brittany Athey, Miss Virginia 2015
Jamie Sullivan, WJLA 7 reporter
Allyson Rae, WUSA 9 metorologist 
Autria Godfrey,WJLA 7 anchor
Kristyn Caddell , Reporters on the Run

Contact Giovanni if your company would like to sponsor a pet adoption for the event.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Ska night at Iota

Tonight, July 27 Iota is hosting the National Sky Revival Tour starting at 8pm. Local ska/punk band Thirteen Towners joins Be Like Max, the A-Ok's and the Holophonics. Cover is only $12 for all four bands.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Boots for Boots Haiti Fundraiser

This July 19 attend a Sunday Funday for a good cause with the Drinkers Who Do Good Shaw in DC. The Boots for Boots fundraiser at Dacha Beet Garden  is raising money for the Maison Fortuné Orphanage in Haiti. Their goal for the summer is to raise $2,600 to raise money to buy shoes for each of the kids.

From 12 to 3 pm, $10 donation gets you wristbands for $10 giant beer boots of Hefeweiss and Pilsner.  They also will have brunch options like Belgian waffles, bagel sandwiches, jalapeño mac and cheese, and bottomless mimosas. An Instagram contest for best picture tagged with #theDWDG will win a prize. There is also a 50/50 cornhole tournament for a $20 donation. Bringing cash is highly recommended since there is no ATM at Dacha.

Friday, July 10, 2015

A-Town Summer Dress Party

The Junkies will be hosting their annual Summer Dress Party at A-Town in Arlington on Friday July 10. EB, Cakes, JP and Lurch, as well as your favorite 106.7 the Fan personalities and producers, will be there. The no cover party starts at 7pm. Pictures from the 2014 party are here.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

DC Midtown Liberty Bar Tour

More pre-July 4th bar crawl madness continues in DC with the Midtown Liberty Bar Tour on Thursday July 2. Lindy Promo's all night bar crawl starts at 5pm and goes until midnight at over a dozen Dupont Circle bars. The party starts at Mackey's and tickets are currently $10 (plus $2 processing), but you can save 20% with my promo code Night20!

Drink specials are:
- $3 Coors Lights
- $4 Blue Moons
- $4 Redd’s Apple Ales
- $5 Three Olives Vodkas
- $5 Cuervo Cinge Drinks

Participating venues:
Mackey’s Public House, Barcode, Black Rooster Pub, Blackfinn, Bottom Line, Buffalo Billiards, James Hoban’s, Dirty Martini, Dirty Bar, Public Bar, Recessions, Rumors, Sign of the Whale

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Memorial fundraiser at Whitlows and Citizen Burger

Chris Barton lost his life early Saturday morning in Arlington, and his friends have expressed interest in helping with the costs associated with his service and transportation and have set up a GoFundMe page for donations.

Friends will be having memorial happy hours at Rock Bottom Tuesday, June 30 and at Citizen Burger on Thursday 6-9pm. Whitlows will also be raising money at their mug night on Thursday to assist his family.

Monday, June 29, 2015

NOVA Pride happy hour at A-Town

Northern VA Pride is hosting a celebration of the Supreme Court decision making Marriage Equality legal across the entire United States. Join them at A-Town right next to Ballston Metro on Monday June 29 from 5-10pm. Specials include half price sushi all night and "pride-tinis". For each pride-tini ordered, A-Town will donate $2 to NOVA Pride. No dress code or cover.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Summer Sunday Funday kickoff at A-Town

Crazy partying, loud beats and sparkly bottle service officially return for this season to A-Town at their Summer Sunday Funday kickoff party Sunday June 28. Every Sunday is pretty wild at Ballston's rowdiest bar, and this Sunday Funday promises to be even wilder with quirt guns, beach balls, popsicles, barbecue, water balloons and other summer themes. Multiple DJ's take turns keeping the crowds moving with DJ EPX, Phlipz, Saam and DBT. Brunch starts at 11am and the party begins at noon. There is no cover charge but expect a line after 2pm. Also expect to be stepping over several people not able to stand anymore after 5pm. And yes, everyone does have to work Monday but that has never stopped Sunday Funday before.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

All American Bar Crawl

Thousands of patriotic party goers will descend on Arlington for the annual Project DC pre-July 4th bar crawl this Saturday, June 27. The All American Bar Crawl runs from 2-9pm on Saturday at almost all of the Clarendon venues. Tickets are $20 online or $30 at the door, which get you drink specials with your Freedom mug, wristband, raffle entry, and $2 Bronx Pizza slices (cheese only). You will look completely out of place if you aren't decked out in red, white and blue attire. There will sure to be lines at the registration tables at Clarendon Grill, Mad Rose and American Tap Room so give yourself plenty of time for the actual crawl at:

Clarendon Grill
Mad Rose
American Tap Room
Clarendon Ballroom
Spider Kelly’s
Hard Times
Hunan One
Mister Days
Don Tito
Bronx Pizza

Rooftops at Don Tito and Whitlows are sure to be crowded, along with the outdoor patios at Mad Rose and Sobe. If you need to escape the crowds and don't want to wait in a long line, head to Iota for faster service. Iota's new outdoor back alley bar will be the hidden gem for this bar crawl.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Footwerk at Iota

On Sunday June 21 Footwerk, a rising Washington DC-based indie hip-hop group who are about to release their debut LP Casual Encounters are playing at Iota. Their latest single "No Hurry" dropped last month exclusively on Brightest Young Things. Footwerk mixes hip-hop and other influential genres into their own unique sound. Cover is $15 for the entire day.

Iota is packing an entire day of live music into that Sunday, with music starting at 4pm with many artists appearing before Footwork including:

Shinobi Ninja
Tejas Singh
Bo Jankans
DJ Ragz
Trevor Young

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Erica Paul Fabulous Cancer Fundraiser at Ballroom

This Saturday June 20 is the annual cancer fundraiser Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation at Clarendon Ballroom. The is the fifth year of this "Fabulous" event especially dedicated to Erica Paul, who lived in the DC area and died of cancer at 29.

The evening starts with a rooftop happy hour at 5pm. From 6-9pm the main dance floor will host cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, DJ Hurley, and a fashion show by Current Boutique and the popular fashion style truck The Pink Armoire.

Tickets are $30 for general admission, or $100 for VIP. Extra raffle tickets can also be bought online.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hokie Club Chalk Talk at Clarendon Ballroom

This Tuesday June 16 Clarendon Ballroom hosts a special Nova Hokie Club VA Tech alumni event about Hokie football. Defense Coordinator Bud Foster and O Line Coach Stacey Searles will discuss various topics relevant to their positions and on the minds of Hokie Nation and take questions. Doors open at 6pm and event starts 7pm.

You can purchase tickets for the event now for $15 online. Tickets at the door the night of the event will be $20. Kids are free.

All proceeds will go towards the Virginia Tech Athletic Fund. Specifically, the NOVA Hokie Club has pledged all 2015 proceeds to the New Indoor Football Practice Facility. There will be light appetizers, a cash bar and a raffle auction.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Guarapo Memorial Day Party

If you are not headed out of town for the three day weekend, come celebrate Memorial Day on Sunday May 24 at Guarapo in Courthouse. The party starts at 4pm with extended happy hour until 9pm. Enjoy 1/2 price hookah all night and beats by DJ Eku!

Toga Party at Wonderland Ballroom

A completely different way to spend this Memorial Day long weekend would be in DC for a toga themed party. Relive your college days at a toga party at Wonderland Ballroom on Sunday May 24. Wonderland is a casual, divey and quirky bar with a tight upstairs dance floor in DC on 11th Street. Attendees are encouraged to wear togas as their will be a costume contest for sexiest man and woman. DJ The Question provides music for the night starting 9:30pm.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NextGenGOP Freedom To Marry Happy Hour

This Wednesday May 20 a political group of 20-30s millennials called NextGenGOP is hosting a happy hour at Mad Rose Tavern from 6 to 8pm. This will be a "Freedom to Marry Happy Hour" thrown by young Republicans who believe in equal marriage rights for everyone including gay couples. The event is free, and anyone can RSVP online.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Clarendon Golf Tournament for Cancer Fundraiser

This Monday May 18 the Clarendon Business Association, including many local venues like Whitlows, is throwing its annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The event is in Dumfries, Va at the Potomac Shores Golf Club. Registration starts at 11am Monday and Shotgun start at 1pm. Foursomes are $600 (individual golfers are $150/person) and sponsorships are available. Both CBA and LLS are 5013c organizations. For more information, contact emmanuel@whitlows.com

The Association includes Whitlows, Boulevard Woodgrill, Clarendon Grill, Faccia Luna, Liberty Tavern, Lyon Hall, Mexicali Blues, O'Sullivan's, RìRà and Mister Days.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Taste of Arlington May 17

This Sunday May 17 the Taste of Arlington returns to Ballston with will likely draw a huge crowd to this outdoor family-friendly event. Over 50 restaurants will be participate by setting up tents and tables and exchanging small plates (tastes) for event tickets you can buy online or at the event. Tickets will cost $40 for a book of tickets the day of the Taste. Beer and wine is sold separately at the Beer Garden with a huge selection provided by Port City Brewing Company, Virginia Eagle Distributing, Premium Distributors and Barefoot Wine and Bubbly.

The Taste will of course feature some great live music, like one of the best local cover bands White Ford Bronco!

12-2pm - Jumpin' Jupiter
  2-4pm - White Ford Bronco
  4-6pm - Burnt Sienna

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Classic Albums of 1996 at Iota

Travel back to the 90s this Saturday May 9! Iota is hosting another great night of classic albums, this time different local musicians channel songs that came out in 1996. Starting at 8pm and for a $12 cover, you get a lineup that includes:

Alex Vans and the Hide Away as BeckAcross the Sea (Evry/Scoops/Tufts/Walker) as Weezer
The Right Handed Lefties as The Cranberries
Rachel Levitin as Fiona Apple
Jacqueline Pie Francis as Tori Amos
Ardamus as Ras Kass
Hosted by Jamel Johnson

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Cinco De Mayo at Guarapo

Cinco De Mayo is one week away! On May 5, Guarapo in Courthouse is throwing a party starting at 5pm. They offer $1 tacos and discounted drinks including margaritas, coronas, dos equis and tequila shots, along with DJ Ruben spinning all night.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Gold Cup bus trip from Front Page

The Gold Cup horse racing all day party is returning Saturday May 2! This is a super fun and outdoor popular party that revolves around women in giant hats, men in pastel shirts, day drinking, corn hole and other games, and horse racing in the background. The race party takes place on the lawn of the Great Plains in Warrenton, so a bus ride is the most fun and safest way to get there.

Lindy Promotions is hosting pre-party and bus rides running out of the Front Page near Ballston and Dupont Circle metro stops. Buses leave Front Page at 10am Saturday, and there is a pre-party with drink specials from 8:30 to 10am that morning. This is a Bring Your Own Beverage event, so make sure to bring coolers, food and picnic stuff.

Tickets are currently $60, but you can get $5 with my promo code NIGHTS! Tickets get you a bus ride there and back, entrance to Gold Cup, and access to Lindy's Tavern tent where you can buy more food and drinks if you run out of your own.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Get There Before It's Gone 2015

1. Jay's Saloon
After years of being in limbo, Clarendon's last true dive bar Jay's Saloon will now close on May 18. Known for being down to earth, casual and super cheap Jay's flourished in being the opposite of all the new and flashy bars that have popped up in Clarendon over the past 10 years. Husband and wife owners Jay and Kathi Moore are forced to close up the house-turned-bar due to development on that block that will eventually become a four story mixed use building.

2. Carpool
Carpool is officially here to stay in Ballston, but there are rumors that the land this great sports bar sits on may be redeveloped. Apparently the owner of the land is playing with the idea of replacing Carpool with a residential tower and parking garage. I understand this is prime real estate, but Carpool has so much character, lots of games, fun outdoor space with cornhole tournaments when its nice out, and is another local Penn State gathering point. I hope I'm wrong, but I recommend checking out Carpool soon just in case.

3. Public Shoe Store
While not a nightlife venue, Public Shoe Store has had a constant presence in the middle of the Clarendon strip for 78 years. Sadly the owner is closing down the shop after two generations of family providing Arlington with professional shoe care.

No word yet on what might replace the shoe store, but it is prime location for another high end restaurant or small bar.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Justin Trawick at Galaxy Hut

Justin Trawick returns to Clarendon this Monday April 13 to play a show at the cozy and quirky Galaxy Hut. Justin is a well known and accomplished local musician, writing his own moving songs, founding the traveling super group Nine Songwriter Series and hosting The Circus Life podcast. Watching him perform in the friendly and tiny Galaxy Hut space will be a treat. More info and details on the Facebook event page.

Justin will be joined by Jahnel Daliya, another local singer songwriter with a  powerful voice, along with the guitar and vocal duo Len and J. Music starts at 8:30pm with a $5 cover.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Courthaus Social opening soon

After years of teasing Arlington citizens, the Courthouse beer garden themed bar appropriately named Courthaus Social is opening in April.

I am excited for the change, as Velocity 5 was forgettable at best. Courthaus Social should have a friendlier, brighter atmosphere with bench social seating and server 2 liter boots and steins with lots of draft beers. I'm looking forward to their "life-size games" and District Trivia on Wednesday nights.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Margot MacDonald at Iota

The talented and beautiful Margot MacDonald returns to Iota this Sunday, March 29 for more inspiring acappella and live looping performances. She has visited Clarendon many times in the past and always stunned audiences with her voice and talent.

Also on stage this Sunday will be Julia Weldon and Dr Robinsons Fiasco. Music starts at 8pm with a $12 cover.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Arlington Shamrock Crawl

Clarendon is set to be a crazy green mess on Saturday March 21 with the annual Shamrock Crawl! Between 2-5:30pm and get ready to rave at some of Clarendon’s most popular bars including: Spider Kelly’s, Hunan One, Mister Days, American Tap Room, Mad Rose, Whitlow’s, Hard Times Cafe, SoBe, Iota, and the brand new Don Tito.

Irish drink specials:
  •  $2 Yuengling Lagers & Light Lagers     
  • $3 Smirnoff Vodka     
  • $3 Captain Morgan White Rum     
  • $4 Shamrock Shots     
  • $5 Irish Car Bombs
Tickets cost $15 for early bird prices go up to $20 on March 3 at midnight. $30 at the door.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Shamrocks and Shenanigans at Rumors

Lindy Promotions is throwing their annual St. Patrick's Day Party at Rumors in Dupont Circle, DC on Tuesday, March 17th. The festivities kick-off at 11am and hundreds of Irish party patrons will be able to enjoy beat the clock drink specials starting with $1.17 Coors Lights, $2.17 Blue Moons, and $4 Three Olives Vodkas. Check out their event page for more info and cover charges.
There will even be live Irish music to rock out to from the likes of The Lloyd Dobler Effect and The Mike Leverone Duo! Following the bands, there will be a live DJ to keep the shenanigans going and you dancing throughout the night!http://www.lloyddoblereffect.com/

O'Tasty at Iota

Local Irish rock favorite O’Tasty is making a much-anticipated return to Iota for St. Patrick’s Day this Tuesday, March 17.  The seven piece DC based band that named itself after a local Chinese food takeout restaurant has a decade-long history in the DC area and has played Iota multiple times.

O'Tasty plays traditional Irish songs in its own upbeat style and the occasional Pogues or Ween cover, but is known for its high-energy songwriting. The Irish Rock band is rooted in the Celtic Punk tradition with instrumentation that includes guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, accordion, flute, bass, drums, fiddle and bodhran. The show starts at 8pm and cover is $10.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Leprechaun Lap St. Paddy's DC bar crawl

The 14th annual DC Leprechaun Lap St. Paddy's Bar Tour will take place on Saturday, March 7th. Join Lindy Promotions and thousands of other Irish partiers as they paint the streets green and bar-hop around to 15 Dupont bars. From 1pm-9am enjoy $2 Coors Lights, $3 Blue Moons, $4 Three Olives Vodkas, various food & shot specials, strolling bagpipers, giveaways and more!
Don't miss out on DC's Official Kick-Off to the St. Paddy's Season! Be sure to use the promo code: NIGHTS for 15% OFF your tickets!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Party Like It's... at Clarendon Grill

The most exciting and entertaining cover band I've seen this year is coming to Clarendon Grill this Thursday March 5. Party Like It's... is an amazing five piece band that is extremely talented in performing favorite hits from the 80s, 90s and today along with some of their own ska tunes. Vocalist Cathy DiToro lends a strong and versatile voice as the group's front woman, while Ume is the most entertaining with his antics and hyper Trombone playing craziness. If you don't get snowed in this Thursday, come out to Clarendon Grill at 9:30pm for a no cover awesome show!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Ben Tufts tribute to The Who at Iota

Tonight at Iota is going to be a huge musical event marking the 45th anniversary of the recording of one of the greatest live performances of all time--The Who's 1970 performance at University of Leeds! Local legends Ben Tufts and Derek Evry lead a huge array of musicians and a 33 song performance this Saturday February 28. Doors open at 8:30 with only a $12 cover. A portion of the funds from the event will be donated to The Craig Tufts Educational Scholarship Fund. The nights' lineup includes:

Derek Evry
The Beanstalk Library
Nayan Bhula (of The NRIs)
Matt Berry (of Classified Frequency)
Erik Bradford (of Short Lives)
Nicole Morris (of Accidents)
Scott Price (of Ten Feet Tall)
Tony Porreco (of Black Checker)
Seth Morrissey (of westmain)
Selena Benally (of More AM Than FM)
Dan Cohn (of The Grand Candy)
Aaron Mason
James Colvin
John Penovich (of Cravin' Dogs)
Anthony Moreno (of Projected Man and Mud Rey)
Mark Miller
Chris Martin (of Jon Miller Band)
Howard Rabach (of The Grey A)
Ed Zigo (of westmain)
Tom Helf (of Cravin' Dogs)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Fat Tuesday at Guarapo

Update: The parade is cancelled again due to snow. Mardi Gras parties are still happening tonight though.

The annual Clarendon-Courthouse Mardi Gras Parade returns this Tuesday, February 17. After being delayed and finally cancelled last year due to weather, the 2015 family friendly parade is set to make up for lost time starting at 8pm. The parade party starts at Bayou Bakery and continues at Guarapo with an extended happy hour, half price wine bottles and free beads.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Saturday Giant and Derek Evry at Galaxy Hut

One man indie band Saturday Giant is playing at Galaxy Hut this Monday February 16. Phil Cogley is from Columbus, Ohio and started touring the country in 2010. Phil layers bits of guitars, drums, keyboards, vocals and beat boxing into catchy songs like his "When Death Comes" title track on his new EP.

Opening for him is local favorite Derek Evry that Monday night starting 9pm with awesome alt/pop rock guitar playing. $5 cover for both musicians.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

DC Limo Scavenger Hunt

It's time again for Lindy Promotions DC Limo Scavenger Hunt! This huge event is on Saturday February 7 and consists of teams of up to 10 people competing in a 3 hour scavenger hunt while being chauffeured around the district in luxury stretch limos. There are crazy items to find, puzzles to solve, landmarks to visit, bar stops to visit, and challenges to compete in, in an effort to win prizes. Tickets are usually $600 per team, but with my promo code NIGHTS you save $50 off your limo purchase through January 17.

Drink specials at various DC bars include $2 Coors Lights and $3 Blue Moons and/or Redd's Apple Ales.

Pre-Party and Registration at The Exchange Saloon
Scavenger Hunt with bar stops at Blaguard, Bullfeathers and Po Boy Jim

Post-Party and Awards at The Exchange Saloon

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Free wine tasting at Oby Lee

This Thursday Feb 5 Oby Lee is throwing a free wine tasting from 7-9pm. Wine sampling from Hugues Beaulieu as well as discounted wines by the glass. Oby Lee is one of the few venues around that have self serve wine by the glass machines.

The small family owned shop is also a bakery with crepes, desserts, and great gluten free treats. On Wednesdays, Oby Lee has a deal to get 50% off a sweet crepe when you buy 2 savory crepes.