Sunday, September 30, 2012

Tailgate Party at American Tap Room

This Sunday and every Sunday during football season American Tap Room is offereing a Tailgate Party special. From noon to 6pm, they are offering $3 Heineken, cornhole, and food specials.

Drunk driving late night accident in Clarendon

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Late Friday night, a pedestrian was struck by a fast moving car near the intersection of Highland and Clarendon Blvd. I did not witness the accident which happened around 12:30am, but I heard all of the commotion as police and ACFD shut down the street.

The great weather brought out a good sized crowd to Clarendon last night, and there is always alot of foot traffic right around the time bars close, but accidents like this are thankfully not that common.

Thoughts and prayers go out to the victim, who is in critical condition. The driver, according to ArlNow.com, was charged with DUI. This serves as yet another sober warning about the dangers of drinking and driving. There are so many other options of getting home safe after a night out in Clarendon, including my favorites of calling Uber Cab or Red Top taxi.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie music festival Oct 5-7

Get in the mood for autumn with the massive Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie music festival in DC next weekend. This live music event hosts over 200 bands in multiple locations in DC from Firday Oct 5 to Oct 7. Over the course of 3 days bands from DC, PA, NYC, VA, MD, NC, TX and beyond fun music festival across multiple venues around Adams Morgan, U Street, Shaw, Cleveland Park, and more in Washington, DC. A $1 donation gets you a entry wrist band and sticker, $5 adds in a bottle opener gift, and $10 also gets you a T-Shirt. You can find more info at www.STPPFest.com

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Lost Civilizations and Loop 2.4.3 at Galaxy Hut Oct 8

Loop 2.4.3 and their drums
Expect to hear a lot of percussions around Wilson Blvd on Monday Oct 8, as Galaxy Hut is hosting two unique bands that night. Loop 2.4.3 is a drummer duo from New York that "brings together classical music and fine art with Americana, roots music, and electronic mediums." This Arlington appearance is a continued collaboration with experimentalists Lost Civilizations. The shows start at 9pm and its $5 at the door.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

9 Songwriter Series at IOTA Monday

Photo courtesy of their Facebook page
I'm excited about this upcoming Monday in Clarendon, as the 9 Songwriter Series returns to Iota. This is an amazing deal for quality live music in the area, as you get to see nine great local musicians for one cover price of $10. Including local Arlington favorite Justin Tradwick! Also gracing the stage will be the talented folk-pop guitarist Emily Henry, who has been the guest star for Iota's open mic Wednesday nights in the past.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Clarendon Fitness karaoke finals at Mad Rose Tuesday

Photo via Clarendon Fitness
Clarendon Fitness is hosting it's karaoke finals at Mad Rose on Tuesday Sept 18. From 8:30-10:30pm, contestants will battle it  for prizes from many local restaurants and businesses. See Patch's event listing for more info on this fun and free event.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Grateful Red offical grand opening

Screwtop Winebar's sister store Grateful Red is finally having their official grand opening this Saturday. They will celebrate with a free wine and beer tasting from 1 to 4pm. Using the coupon on their site, you can also save $5 of a $50 wine purchase.