Archives for February 2012

#179 – Celebrate Mardi Gras at Lucy’s Arl


Enjoy the tastes, sounds, and ambiance of a true N’awlins-style Mardi Gras! Lucy’s ARL in Shirlington is offering VIP packages which allow you to scoop crawfish straight off the table, feast on jambalaya and build your own oyster po’boys.  You can also search for the baby in authentic King Cake, drink frozen concoctions and enjoy the sounds of free flowing horns. They will have bead contests every half-hour so the fun will continue all night long. After hours, enjoy beignets and coffee.  For 2012, this event will be held Saturday, February 18th.

#178 – Celebrate Virginia Wine Month

October is Virginia Wine Month and while we don’t have any wineries in Arlington you can find a great selection of wines from Virginia and around the world at Arrowine at Lee Heights. Visit  the Virginia Wine Month website for more information about Virginia Wine Month.

#177 – Come to The City Dark

Saturday, 25th @ 6:30 – 8:30 pm will be the premiere Screening of a Feature Documentary, “The City Dark, a search for night on a planet that never sleeps”.  The event to benefit “Save the Planetarium” will be held at Founders Hall Auditorium, GMU – Arlington Campus, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA.

#176 – Celebrate Dogtober Day

Bring your dog to Lacey Woods Park for games for dogs and dog lovers like Scoopy the Poopy and a fun dog show with categories like Best Kisser, Best Tail Wagger and Cutest Costume. This annual event is typically held the first or second Saturday in October.  For 2012 the event will be Saturday October 6th from 1-3.  Check this website for more details.

#175 – Attend a Style Exchange

Ladies – why shop when you can swap? On Wednesday, September 30th, 2010 you can drop off unwanted clothes at the Eleventh Street Lounge starting at 5:30, enjoy a Happy Hour, and then pick up clothes you want to take home beginning at 7. Online tickets $7 or $10 cash at the door. Unclaimed items benefit Dress for Success or Goodwill. Go to the website for more information.

#174 – Board the Digital Bookmobile

OverDrive Digital Bookmobile Visits NOBLE

OverDrive Digital Bookmobile Visits NOBLE (Photo credit: Elizabeth Thomsen)

Today 9/29/10 from 1-7, the Digital Bookmobile will be in Central Library’s East side parking lot to help you learn more about the library’s growing e-book and audio recording collections which are downloadable for free 24/7 with your library card.

#173 – Come to Hallowgreen

‎Order your early bird tickets to Hallowgreen, the Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment’s fundraising gala by October 4th. The event begins with a VIP reception at Twisted Vines on October 27th, 2010 at 6:30 followed by the main event at The Salsa Room from 7:30-9:30.

Check with ACE to see if this event will be held again this year.

#172 – Shop Local. Shop Arlington.

You can save at many Arlington restaurants, shops and services by showing them your Shop Arlington card.  Visit the Shop Arlington website to get your discount card and find out about the latest specials.

#171 – Practice your swing at the Batting Cages at Upton Hill

Looking forward to baseball season? Practice your own swing at the batting cages at Upton Hill Regional Park at 6060 Wilson Blvd.  They have has six baseball cages with slow, medium and fast pitch speeds; and three softball cages, including slow and fast pitch speeds. Bats and helmets are provided free of charge.

#170 – Celebrate Clarendon Day

Typically held the fourth Saturday in September, Clarendon Day includes a 5K/10K/kids dash, live music and dancing, food, exhibits,and kids activities.