Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hokies for Sandy Hook HH at Whitlows

Virginia Tech alumni have organized a happy hour to benefit the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, happening tonight Dec 19 at Whitlows. From 5 to 9pm, you can buy a $5 wristband which gets you the following drink specials:
  $10 Miller Lite pitchers ($4 discount)
  $10 Bud Light pitchers ($4 discount)
  $3 most draft beers 

  $3 shooters
  $3 house red & white

There will also be a table set up for people to create cards for the victims/community, which they will bulk mail to the school's PTA. Donations can also be made by check mailed to:
  Sandy Hook School Support Fund
  c/o Newtown Savings Bank
  39 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Girl Scouts bakesale for Hurricane Sandy

Clarendon's newest wine shop Grateful Red is hosting a Girl Scout bake sale today to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims. Come by 2727 Wilson Blvd today, Sat Dec 16, between 12 and 2pm to support them.

Friday, December 14, 2012

La Tagliatella to Open in Clarendon soon

La Tagliatella is planning to open its doors soon in Clarendon. Although no opening date is set, they hope to open "early 2013." La Tagliatella will be on the corner of Clarendon and Garfield, replacing Restaurant 3's old space. This will feature Italian dining and offer 20 Napoletano-style pizzas. The restaurant is mostly an European chain, with 130 locations overseas and this Clarendon spot being their third in the US. La Tagliatella claims to feature "Italy’s rustic culinary traditions with a menu focused on fresh ingredients and eclectic flavors."

La Tagliatella will be located at 2950 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, Va., 22201 and will serve lunch and dinner Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Justin Trawick and 9 Songwriter Series at Iota

Popular local musician Justin Trawick is playing at Iota this Friday, Dec 14. This is going to be a blowout party with co-headliner Taylor Carson and his full band as well as Cassidy Ford opening.  Music will start at 9pm with Cassidy, followed by Taylor and then Justin's band around 10pm.  Tickets are $12 and the show is 21 and up.
Then next week don't miss two nights in a row of the 9 Songwriter Series. These awesome traveling showcases was started by Justin Trawick and feature nine musicians in one night for a single cover charge of $10. They will be playing on Monday Dec 17 and Tuesday Dec 18 at Iota starting at 8pm. Both nights will feature holiday themed music to get you in the Christmas spirit!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Leadership Institute happy hour at Clarendon Grill

This Thursday Dec 6 Clarendon Grill is hosting a happy hour and networking event for the Leadership Institute. The Leadership Institute is a political conservative think tank that resides directly above the Grill in the same building. Also in attendance will be the Center for Shared Services and America's Future Foundation. The event lasts 5:30 - 7pm, and afterwards DJ Pat Premier takes the stage.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Arlington Planetarium Concert at Iota Monday

Monday night Dec 3, Iota is doing its part for the Arlington Planetarium. The four band show will help raise funds to digital full-dome programming to complement the library being developed by Arlington Public Schools and other needs of the refurbished and reopened facility. One of my local favorites Margot MacDonald will be on stage, along with Lost Civilizations, Dominic Fragman, and Koshari.

Instead of a cover charge, there is a $10 mininum donation to the Planetarium. To donate directly to the cause, check out the Friends of the Planetarium page for paypal details.