Big Read Architecture (Green) - Sunday
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An exploration of things to do in Arlington
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Four years ago, the first-ever ACE Hike & Happy Hour took place at Potomac Overlook Regional Park. A total of four people went on the hike -- The Green Miles, my roommate, and our hike leaders. And I wouldn't have been there if my roommate hadn't dragged me out of bed (I had a wicked hangover and it was pouring rain).
ME: Why Bernie?How can you argue with logic like that?
HER: It's a nice name.
4th Annual Hike & Happy Hour
Saturday, June 2, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
In honor of National Trails Day, join ACE to explore the invasive plants of Teddy Roosevelt Island with Arlington County's Invasive Program Manager, Jan Ferrigan. Learn how to identify some common invasive and native plants. Teddy Roosevelt Island is accessible from GW Parkway North, on the Mount Vernon bike path, and a three-quarters of a mile walk from Rosslyn Metro. Click here for directions. We'll meet in the parking lot by the footbridge.
After the hike, meet at 6:30 p.m. at Continental in Rosslyn for happy hour. While the hike is for all ages, Continental is 21+. A $10 donation at the happy hour is suggested with proceeds to benefit local conservation efforts. For more information: 703-228-6406 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does the Post have a Clarendon bias?
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First, the seeming irony: I drove alone to the Alternative Transportation Expo.
Photo by Flickr User dbking.
I went into this year's Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment Organic Wine Tasting as a skeptic. Why? Because I'd attended last year's Organic Wine Tasting, and honestly, I wasn't all that impressed by any of the wines.
Registration is open for the annual Arlington & Alexandria Community Bike Ride! It takes place on Sunday June 3rd at 8:30am, with the start and finish in Shirlington.
- A 23-mile Community Tour of Arlington and AlexandriaPre-register now and you'll save $5 on the entry fee. And get this -- for those of us who don't have a bike, you can rent a bike and helmet and pick them up in Shirlington that morning for just $20! Pretty cool.
- A shorter 7-mile Family Ride
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Two events and a need for volunteers coming up this weekend, check them out! And don't forget about Taste of Arlington ...
Strange Art, Stranger People - A festival in Crystal City showcases the peculiar
The annual Taste of Arlington event takes place in Ballston this Sunday on Wilson Boulevard in front of Ballston Common Mall! There are at least 30 restaurants participating, including some of my favorites like Carlyle and Tallula.
If you read my recent post on Fresh Aire, you know I'm a big fan of riding Metro, including the Metro bus --- I know, doesn't seem as glamourous, but really it's cool, it's easy, and it gives me a chance to read. I've also recently been debating giving up my car and going the FlexCar route. So, even though this may not sound like the most "fun" event in the world, I'm excited to go and check out my options for gettin' around with the least environemental impact.
Friday night at 7:30pm, the Arlington Arts Center will host the 2nd Annual Organic Wine Tasting to benefit Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment! The Curious Grape will be presenting the wines, paired with organic cheese and chocolate.
BMD presents a special fundraiser screening of the 1947 classic motion picture The Red Shoes. "The most popular movie ever made about the ballet and one of the most enigmatic movies about anything. The film is voluptuous in its beauty and passionate in its storytelling. You don’t watch it, you bathe in it." wrote Roger Ebert of this in his "The Great Movies" complilation. This movie canot be seen on the big screen anywhere else! For just $25 you can see this classic plus take part in a post-screening panel discussion featuring seven of the areas foremost experts on dance including George Jackson, Andrea Snyder (Dance/USA), Kim Tomadjoglou (AFI), Jeff Edwards (Washington Ballet), Lucy Bowen McCauley, and Lourdes Barden (Kirov Academy).We are also offering a pre-show light supper where you can meet the panel and some of the BMD company members for only $50.
3. Greenbrier Takes the Stage - May 18th - I confess, I wasn't particularly excited about this one, but Erin, the fabulous director of the Greenbrier Learning Center, convinced me that there would be a lot of 20s/30-somethings there and it would be a good way to start the evening in Ballston with plenty of time to go out before or after. And if nothing else, you've supported a really good cause. Plus, it doesn't have the too pricey ($5) issue that I've been complaining about.
Here are the details from the press release:
The Educational Theatre Company (ETC), a non-profit educational arts organization, and the Greenbrier Learning Center (GBLC), a community-based organization providing after-school programs, have partnered to present Greenbrier Takes the Stage. The Comedy Spot, located in the Ballston Common Mall, has donated its stage for use by our programs.
For this performance, ETC teaching artists Sasha Olinick and Kristy Greeneradapted two children’s books, Many Moons by James Thurber, and The Dragon Prince by Laurence Yep, for a stage performance by students at Greenbrier’s two elementary after-school programs. Students rehearsed twice a week for two months, and created the show through participation in theater games, improvisation, and story telling.
The performance will take place at The Comedy Spot in the Ballston Common Mall on Friday, May 18, 2007 at 7:30pm. Tickets are a suggested donation of $5, and all proceeds will go towards the Greenbrier Learning Center’s after-school programs.
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse is hosting its Bi-Annual TPS Report Managers Meeting (a.k.a. the Office Space Movie Festival) on Thursday starting at 7pm! For $7, you get:
7pm: DJ Video Mix featuring songs from the movieIf you've never been to the Drafthouse, this is a great excuse to check it out. I honestly prefer to wait for the big blockbusters to come to the Drafthouse before seeing them. That way, if they're a disappointment (I'm looking at you, Spider-Man 3) you're only out $5 instead of $10. And really, any movie is better when there are chili fries and beer involved.
7:45pm: Trivia contest
8pm: Lumbergh impersonation contest
8:10pm: "O" face contest
8:20pm: Costume contest
8:30pm: Office Space starts
Maria Hegstad (DC Examiner) stressed that the board – and Rosslyn residents – hope the development will revitalize Rosslyn. Read more.
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It's looking like a beautiful spring weekend, and an event on Sunday will allow you to get to know one of Arlington's most beautiful places -- Potomac Overlook Regional Park. The park and adjacent areas host miles of hiking trails, a nature center, three tennis courts, and a basketball court.
Here are the details on the Open House:
SUNDAY, MAY 6th, 1PM: POTOMAC OVERLOOK REGIONAL PARK 22nd ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE & HERITAGE FESTIVAL!For the rest of Potomac Overlook Regional Park's events calendar, click here!
Join us for this wonderful springtime tradition full of fun activities and exhibits for all ages! This year marks the 22nd year of this event and will include a community potluck, music, magic, food, a maypole dance, and much more!
This is the kind of work that inspires the corners of your mouth to turn up,
just a little, if it doesn’t inspire your brow to furrow. Unfortunately, much of
the work in the Spring Solos inside doesn’t fair much better. Of the eight
artists inside, there are just a handful attractive highlights
But on the other hand,
But, it is a beautiful mess of white, gold, and purple clays, extracted from various locales in and around the greater Washington area, which will continue to evolve until its de-installation late September. Should the rains continue to be hard in what remains of the spring, it might be worth it to visit Dis/Integration periodically. Take a football from Cory Wagner while you are at it. Give more than your two cents.
The Washington Post, however, disagreed.
Of the six artists featured in "Spring Solos 2007," the Arlington Arts Center's annual juried exhibition of one-gallery shows, two are favorites of mine. Yet beyond the biomorphic beadwork of Gail Gorlitzz and a video installation by Katherine Kavanaugh (frankly, outshone by her oversize screen prints of lips on thick felt panels), I was most pleasantly surprised by the work of Ephraim Russell.
It’s refreshing to watch a take on Animal Farm that is less about
heavy-handed political posturing and much more about artistic expression. That’s
what we have in Synetic
Theater's latest, a production that incorporates multi-media accents,
impressive choreography and most of all amusing and effective anthropomorphic
performances from their team of farm residents.