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.