Saturday, April 29, 2017

Atoms Apart at Arlington Palooza

The first-ever Arlington Palooza, a free outdoor program for all ages with live music, art, games, and more takes place on Saturday, April 29 from 1-4 pm at Alcova Heights Park. Enjoy live music from a variety of acts:
  • The Stewart Sisters band
  • Sultanas Troupe belly dancing
  • DJs from the Teen DJ Program
  • Atoms Apart: Brothers Mike and Emil Favila are an electronic pop duo from Washington DC. They write, perform and record all their own music, lyrics and videos. Their sound has been compared to bands like Postal Service, M83 and New Order. Their debut album White Label is out now on Bandcamp, Itunes, Google Play, Amazon MP3 and all major digital outlets. 
More off-stage entertainment will be present with magicians, guitar mini-lesson, moon bounces and art activates. Several food trucks like The Big Cheese and Clarendon's own Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Clarendon Art Festival

The annual Arlington Festival of the Arts returns to the heart of Clarendon this weekend, April 22 and 23rd. Every year in the spring since 2012 the intersections of Washington Blvd and Highland Street are closed to cars for a huge art show and sale. Many unique local artists display their works, including my favorite Whitney "SPOON" Summerford pictured here. You are actually encouraged to use a phone camera to view her hand painted scenes, which helps bring out the abstracted images.

One hundred and fifty national and international artists are set to display their fine works from across the globe in a prestigious show encompassing fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor. Whether your passions run to sparkling jewels and one of a kind paintings; exquisitely crafted glasswork or an art deco sculpture, you are sure to find it during the free, two-day event. Pets welcome.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Rosslyn CAFÉ April Arts and Beats

Every Friday in April, come sip and savor local flavors while taking in our local art scene in downtown Rosslyn. Rosslyn BID's April Arts and Beats series features a happy hour with new local artists each week from 6 to 8pm. You'll enjoy complimentary light bites from local restaurants while listening to the beats of DJ Stacks. Cocktails, wine and beer will be available for purchase for only $5. Entrance is free. Register online here.

Held at the Bennet Park Art Atrium (entrance on Pierce Street) this Friday April 21 and the following April 28.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Margot MacDonald at Black Cat DC

Margot MacDonald, a local songwriter, vocalist and live looper, returns to Black Cat in DC this Thursday April 20 to embody the definition of a one-woman band. Her haunting and mesmerizing solo performances have earned her multiple "Artist of the Year" from the Washington Area Music Association. Margot goes onstage at 8pm with $12 cover.

Joining her at Black Cat at 9pm is Vita and the Woolf, an electronic soul pop music group from Philadelphia.

Bonus: Black Cat features the Star Trek: The Next Generation pinball machine!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Alex Parez at Galaxy Hut

On Monday April 17 you can catch Alex The Red Parez and The Hell Rojos will be headlining at Galaxy Hut for their 4th Annual Earth Day Show. Alex Parez is one of the most active players in the local Clarendon music scene, with Alex hosting Iota's open mic night every Wed, manning the door at Iota, and playing frequently in the area. Also playing that night will be Sunchild. Music starts at 8:30pm with the usual $5 cover.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Justin Trawick at Nationals Stadium

This Friday April 14 local favorite musician Justin Trawick and his band The Common Good will be playing at Nationals Stadium. Every Friday home game, the best place to pre-game is at the Budweiser Terrace inside the ballpark.  Enjoy cold Bud and Bud Light and hot tunes from The Common Good. Justin Trawick and The Common Good is a high energy “urban Americana” band with music ranging from bluegrass to hip hop. Concert runs from 2 to 3:50 pm. First pitch is 4:05 p.m.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Atoms Apart at Pancakes and Booze DC

The annual Pancakes and Booze art show is hitting Penn Social in DC again this Thursday, April 6. This huge underground music and art party draws thousands of people to the large Chinatown location. This time the Arlington brothers Atoms Apart are performing from 7 to 8:30.

Brothers Mike and Emil Favila are the electronic pop duo Atoms Apart from Washington DC. They write, perform and record all their own music, lyrics and videos. Their sound has been compared to bands like Postal Service, M83 and New Order. Their debut album White Label is out now on Bandcamp, Itunes, Google Play, Amazon MP3 and all major digital outlets.

Thursday night will include:
- 100+ Emerging Artists
- Live Body Painting
- FREE Pancake Bar
- 21+ EVENT
- And live DJ sets by:

Monday, April 3, 2017

Goodbye Carpool

Carpool is already surrounded with many
high rise apartments in Ballston.
Beloved local bar Carpool in Ballston is set to close its doors and garage bays for the last time this Monday, April 3. Sadly the longtime favorite casual sports bar will be torn down for a 22 story apartment building later this year.

Carpool has occupied a special place in the Arlington night life scene for years as its cheap prices, what-you-expected-from-a-dive bar food, pool and dart games, and a great open area on the patio that connects to the main bar when its garage doors are open. It's one of the few "dive" type bars left in the area, and a key spot for long time regulars and casual happy hours and Penn State grads.

With the nice spring weather upon us Carpool should see lots a business this weekend. Monday night will be the best time to visit as it is also the celebration of opening day for Nationals baseball season.