Archives for October 2012

The 2012 Marine Corps Marathon is Sunday, October 28th

Marine Corps Marathon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The  annual Marine Corps Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 28th 2012.  Come out and cheer them on as they run through Arlington and Washington, DC.  There

are five locations recommended for spectators.  You can pick up a course map at the MCM Health & Fitness Expo by GE at the Walter Washington Convention Center between 9 and 7 on Saturday or at the information tents on race day.

Opening ceremonies will be held at the MCM Start Line on Route 110 in Arlington accessible on Metro’s blue/orange line at the Rosslyn or Pentagon Station.  Metro will open at 5 AM and the race begins at 8 AM.  After the start you can cross the Arlington Memorial Bridge to the Lincoln Memorial in DC where you’ll be able to see runners at mile 10 and mile 16. If you head east on Constitution Avenue, past the Washington Monument to  the National Mall you will be in a good position to see the runners at miles 18 and 19.  From there take the Metro via the Smithsonian station and head back into Virginia on the Blue or Yellow line to Crystal City where you can see the runners at miles 22 and 23. There will also be live music and family activities. At the finish line near the Marine Corps War Memorial there will be bleacher seating.  Take Metro’s blue line to Rosslyn or the MCM shuttle from 23rd Street in Crystal City.

The finish festival will be held in Rosslyn from 9 to 4 PM with a family link up area,  music, food samplings and a beer garden.



The Village of Shirlington Restaurant Week

Village of Shilington Restaurant Week

The Village at Shirlington announces the return of Shirlington Restaurant Week, Monday, October 8 through Sunday, October 14, 2012.  Featuring 16 local restaurants, Shirlington Restaurant Week will offer patrons two-course lunches for $12, three-course dinners for $25 as well as beverage deals from restaurants including Aroma Indian Cuisine, Capital City Brewing Company, PING by Charlie Chiang’s, T.H.A.I. Shirlington and the newest addition to the village, Café Pizzaiolo.  For the complete menu of special offerings from participating restaurants, see below.


Oktoberfest October 6th, 2012


Capital City Brewing Company is hosing it’s annual Oktoberfest Beer Festival at The Village in Shirlington on Saturday, October 6th from 12-7 PM.   More than 50 breweries will be giving out 4 oz samples. There will also be local food vendors, an authentic German band and authentic Oktoberfest food.  Tickets are $25 if you plan to sample the beer, but if not, it is free.  For more details go to the Capital City Oktoberfest website

Shirlington Village Oktoberfest 2008

Shirlington Village Oktoberfest 2008 (Photo credit: cliff1066™)


October 2012 Calendar of Area Events