Saturday, April 26, 2014

Mad Rose's 3 Year Anniversary

This Saturday, April 26 Mad Rose Tavern is celebrating its third year as party of Clarendon's nightlife scene. They have hosted lots of events over those years, including being anchors to several bar crawls and a live Sisqo Thong Song performance. There birthday celebration this year should be fun as it is being thrown by Clarendon's own party masters Social DC PR.

The anniversary party starts at noon on Saturday with $15 all you can eat brunch buffet. Happy hour drink prices continue until 8pm with specials like $13 and $25 bottles of champagne with unlimited orange juice. Music will be provided by one of my favorite local mixers Yezmin Soliz along with DJ Chazzta and DJ Escalation.

More info on their Facebook event page here.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Rally Against Rape in Rossyln park

This Thursday, April 24 the grassroots Arlington project Rally Against Rape will hold its annual gathering in Gateway Park in Rosslyn. The rally starts at 6:30pm to raise awareness about sexual violence in Northern Virginia. The event will include guest speakers, music, resource fair, souvenir stores, and opportunities for survivors, victims, and others affected by sexual violence to share their stories and speak out against rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence. The event will end with a candlelight vigil. Attendance is free, but you can also make a donation to contribute to their $6,000 fundraising goal.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Melodime at Jammin Java for kids music charity

This Saturday, April 19 Virginia-based Southern-flavored rock band Melodime are playing at Jammin Java. Started by two brothers and their best friend in Northern Virginia, Melodime has evolved into a tour de force performing for thousands and touring nationally to well over 100 shows a year. The tour celebrates their latest album, Where the Sinners & the Saints Collide, and 100% of album proceeds are donated to the non-profit charity Now I Play Along Too which gives music instruments and education to kids around the world. The band will be conducting an instrument drive at this show - fans get in free if they bring an instrument to donate. Cover charge is $15 advanced or $18 day of. Music starts at 10pm and you also get to see Nelo and The Novel Ideas.

Record Store Day with Margot MacDonald

Record Store Day is happening again today, April 19, at Arlington's premiere vinyl source Blue Groove Soundz and they will mark the day with another round of in-store performances by awesome area artists. Amazing local talent Margot MacDonald is one of  those musicians who will be playing today, along with DJ Uzzle. DJ's provide tunes from noon to 6pm, and then Margot preforms at 6:30pm followed by Matt Rehfuss.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Black Masala at Iota Friday

Black Masala's debut album came out last month and has received a strong reception by fans, press and radio alike with their Balkan rhythms and funky New Orleans horns. The band is playing a second CD Release Party at Iota this Friday, April 11. The night starts out at 8:30pm with local favorite Justin Trawick and his band The Common Good.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Doubleclicks at Jammin Java

Geek-pop duo the Doubleclicks play at Jammin’ Java this Monday, April 7 at 7:30pm. This pair of sisters, Angela and Aubrey Webber, from Portland, Oregon are known for singing about Dungeons and Dragons, dinosaurs, and Mr. Darcy. Playing the cello and ukulele, the snarky and sweet songs celebrate Geek Girl pride with their latest album Lasers & Feelings. The Doubleclicks tour the country regularly, playing at game stores, comic shops, and conventions, and have shared bills with nerd and comedy superstars including Jonathan Coulton, Paul and Storm and Wil Wheaton.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Hunger Is No Joke fundraiser with White Ford Bronco

Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)’s Young Professionals are hosting their 4th annual Hunger is No Joke event this Friday, April 4 in Rosslyn. All proceeds of this party held at Cafe Asia’s Party Loft benefit AFAC's mission of obtaining and distributing groceries, directly and free of charge, to people living in Arlington who cannot afford to purchase enough food to meet their basic needs.

The night starts at 8pm followed by live music at 9pm by local 90s cover band White Ford Bronco, one of my favorite high-energy cover bands in the area. The night also includes many prize raffles, including those donated from the Washington Capitals, the Washington Nationals, D.C. United, Flight Trampoline Park, Bikram Yoga Arlington, Passionately Pets and Commonwealth Joe. Tickets purchased in advance are $30 for single tickets and $55 for a pair of tickets.

The Reading Connection Anniversary Party

Arlington based children’s non-profit The Reading Connection announces the date for its 10th Annual of Wine and Words annual fundraiser to be held Friday, April 4.  This year marks TRC’s 25th anniversary, celebrating its achievements in providing literacy-rich programs and services for at-risk children and families. The party lasts from 7-10pm at the Jones Day Rooftop Terrace in DC.
Of Wine and Words will celebrate the region’s culinary excellence featuring the area’s top restaurants. This year's many participating local restaurants and beverage partners include Clarendon venues like Eventide and Green Pig Bistro. There will also be several silent auctions to benefit The Reading Connection's literacy programs. Last year's fundraiser made $82,000 and this year's goal is $100,000.  The ticket prices for the event are $50 for TRC volunteers, $100 for individual tickets and $150 for tickets that include the VIP Reception.