An exploration of things to do in Arlington

Monday, November 02, 2009

What's Up on Hiatus

As I'm sure you can tell from the lack of posting, this blog is not really active at the moment.

This makes me sad :-(.

I'm not going to delete the blog in the hopes that one day we will be able to revive it, but for now, What's Up Arlington! blog is on official hiatus.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Search for DC's Funniest Federal Employee at the Arlington Drafthouse beginning 9/16!

Forgive the lazy post, but the following is copied directly from the press release. Sounds like a fun event, though:

Washington, DC (September 7, 2009) – Misunderestimated Productions, LLC announces the return of the Funniest Fed® Competition, sponsored by Federal News Radio. Funniest Fed® is a competition in which current Federal employees and members of the military compete for the title of DC’s Funniest Federal Employee by performing original standup routines in front of a live audience. Twenty-percent (20%) of the contest proceeds will be donated to the Fisher House Foundation.

Thirty-two (32) federal employees will compete in the 5-week contest which begins on Wed. Sept. 16th at 7:30 pm at the Arlington Cinema Drafthouse in Arlington,VA. Contestants hail from the U.S. Departments of Treasury, Environmental Protection, State, Homeland Security, Justice Heath and Human Services as well as the Federal Highway Administration, Smithsonian, Federal Election Commission, Census Bureau and the U.S. Senate among others.

Contest dates and additional information is at Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at

Friday, August 28, 2009

Community Volunteer Network Monthly Meetup

Hope to see you out at Community Volunteer Network's September meetup which will be held this coming Tuesday at Yaku in Courthouse. Community Volunteer Network is an Arlington group of 20 and 30 somethings that volunteer on evenings and weekends. They've got lots of volunteer events coming up in September and will have sign up sheets and more information at the meetup.

Yaku was recently named one of the best new restaurants by Northern Virginia Magazine and it is located on the corner of Clarendon Blvd and N. Scott Street. The closest metro stop is Court House, on the orange line.

For more information about Yaku and to view their Happy Hour specials, please visit:

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Volunteer Donors Needed for Look Cool for School Program

There's one week left to help outfit a low income student for the new school year!

The Look Cool for School program, now in its 6th year, has helped hundreds of families give their children that special, new back to school outfit. This school year Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless, with the help of volunteers, would like to provide our students with the opportunity to receive something new. They especially need gift cards for places like Target so the kids can get what they need.

If you are interested in participating please contact Brenda Orr at 703-525-7177x35 or as soon as possible. A formal participation form will then be emailed to you. All donations are due to AACH by Friday, August 28.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Arlington in the Movies

Check out this interesting little video about films that have been filmed in Arlington. Arlington National Cemetary, Fort Meyer, Iwa Jima, Rosslyn, Route 50, Cyrstal City, and others locations all make the cut in such movies and TV as the West Wing, All the President's Men, State of Play.

Interesting stuff ...

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Great New Courthouse Restaurant

I'm hearing great things about Yaku in Courthouse.

Courthouse is all too often the step child to Clarendon, so it would be great to have some more options there.

Yaku is also running a great August promotion.

Anybody checked it out?

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Rich, Single, and Arlington?

WTOP reported today that if you are single and looking for a date with money then you may want to hang out in Arlington.

Money Magazine ranks Arlington No. 2 in the nation on its Best Places for the Rich and Single. Read more.