Posted by Ryan Cornell / Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
If running with the bulls is on your bucket list, but getting a new passport is nowhere on your to-do list, the Great Bull Run in Petersburg was created with you in mind.
Keeping the long-honored legacy of Pamplona alive, while being safer than the Spanish version — the bulls’ horns are blunted instead of sharpened — the Great Bull Run will be held in nine locations across the country with Virginia as its inaugural spot.
Participants will run down a quarter-mile track while being chased by 12 half-ton bulls. The event’s website states that each run will be organized into hourly waves of up to one thousand adrenaline junkies.
Naturally, the inherent danger of the event can be scary for non-daredevils. Tickets are also available for the Tomato Royale food fight ($25) following the run or for just spectating ($10).
And if the City Where “Lincoln” Was Filmed is still too far of a drive for you, Congress most likely has enough bull to have a run of its own.
Posted by Octavia Silva / Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
Forget about whatever plans you had for this Thursday evening because we’ve found something that’ll easily trump anything you might have planned. Anything. I’m talking about the Bow Wow Luau. A rhyming awesome name will only be the tip of the fun iceberg at this Hawaiian-themed animal fundraising event, a Doggie Yappy Hour sponsored by the Canine Wingman Company. The Bow Wow Luau will take place at the Hotel Monaco Alexandria and all the funds raised will be donated to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and the homeless animals under their care at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter. There will be dog treats and a full menu offered by Jackson 20.
Posted by Anne Elsea / Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
Celebrate Memorial Day early at the ninth annual Night of Heroes Gala and hear country music artist Josh Gracin, a former “American Idol” finalist and member of the United States Marine Corps, entertain guests at the Ritz-Carlton in D.C.
Posted by Yuhan Xu / Monday, May 20th, 2013
So, the week’s just started and Friday seems so far away. You need something to lift the spirits and make the best of every day. Check this out: six rock bands from the area (with one of them hailing from North Carolina) will take the stage tomorrow at Jammin’ Java, which means you’ll have the opportunity to hear different types of rock music in one night. It sure will be one of the best music experiences you’ve ever had.
Posted by Ryan Cornell / Monday, May 20th, 2013
What do kids know about issues like homophobia or capitalism? Apparently enough to write plays about them. These themes are just two of the 30 featured in “Write to Dream,” a collection of plays written by elementary, middle and high school students—including four from Arlington—and published by the non-profit Young Playwrights’ Theater. The theater’s first book in its 17 years of serving the metro area, “Write to Dream” retails on Amazon for $16.99.
Posted by David Schuller / Friday, May 17th, 2013
In light of the recent IRS scandal, Congress is playing the ping-pong version of the Blame Game, batting accusations of fault back and forth. But where does that leave you and your money? Have you been targeted by a biased audit? Or have you drawn the ire of the Tax Gods because you forgot the receipt for the mimosa from that business brunch eight months ago?
Worry not, middle-high to high income earner! This guide is designed to give you every tool you need to successfully wield your own selfish indignation over the greater good of the State. And besides, haven’t you always wanted to buy a boat?
Posted by Tim Regan / Friday, May 17th, 2013
Did you bike to work today? If not, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation assembled this interactive biking map to help you get some pedaling in before sundown. The blue lines? Premium biking territory. Got it? Good. Now watch this topical video starring popular daytime host and celebrated dancing-woman Ellen DeGeneres:
Posted by Jasmine Lee / Thursday, May 16th, 2013
It’s Thursday morning, but let’s be real: our minds have been on the weekend since Tuesday.
This Saturday, Artisphere is throwing a party… and you’re invited! A much-needed change from a night of speakers blasting awkwardly mixed Top 40s music, the Global Dance Party brings together DC-based bands Elikeh, Nappy Riddem and Black Masala to give you a taste of the world.
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Posted by Octavia Silva / Thursday, May 16th, 2013
There’s a new sandwich shop coming to Arlington and it’ll have you asking yourself a very important culinary question: “Which Wich?” The options are vast and the combinations endless, but no matter what you pick, the quality ingredients and pleasant atmosphere will leave a lasting impression on more than just your taste buds.
Posted by Tim Regan / Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
I did some sleuthing. OK, I did, like, five minutes of sleuthing. Here are some (unsubstantiated) claims on where to find the “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” film crew in D.C. today:
According to Reddit user wchong, they’re “set up at The Willard InterContinental on 14th St. and Pennsylvania Ave today.”
Twitter user @bkearley snapped this pic of the setup:
— Robert Kearley (@bkearley) May 15, 2013
Meanwhile, user @EmpoweredDollar may have captured an image of the Captain himself, Chris Evans, taking a walk near the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.
Someone is filming the next Captain America movie at the national mall right now! instagram.com/p/ZVTCmfo7v9/
— Stephanie Halligan (@EmpoweredDollar) May 15, 2013
— wusa9 (@wusa9) May 14, 2013
@DCPoliceDept has closed a few streets today.
Street Closures for Police Activity in the 1900 blk of Connecticut Ave NW; Connecticut Ave & Florida Ave NW and the 1900 blkof 19thSt NW.
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) May 15, 2013
“Police activity,” huh? How inconspicuous. …ah, wait. That’s actual police activity. But here’s what they said about the filming yesterday:
2/2 from 6 am until 10 pm Use 3rd St, NW & 7th St, NW as alt Routes North & South. See Attached./7066 twitter.com/DCPoliceDept/s…
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) May 14, 2013
Hurry, go see a movie being made. There’s still time!