Posts Tagged ‘Arlington’

5 extreme sporting events for the adrenaline junkie in you

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Photo courtesy of Ammit Jack/

Photo courtesy of Ammit Jack/

By Grace Ann Brew

We’ve all fallen into the Netflix trap. 15 …14 …13 …The clock ticks as the play button lures your cursor in like a siren call. What started out as a 45-minute break turns into a sleepless night of watching the entire third season of “Orange is the New Black.”

While we all love catching up on the latest prison drama, it’s time to break the endless cycle of lethargy and make your summer one to remember. Press “pause” on your computer screens and “play” on your life to speed, shoot and soar your way through July and August with these local extreme sporting events.

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Social media scout: 3 food deals (plus one cooking contest) for this week

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Photo By Joshua Resnick /

Photo By Joshua Resnick /

By Mia Finley

We’re plugged in with Twitter, Facebook and Instagram updates, so why not take advantage of restaurants offering local deals via social media? 

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The soccer bar hat trick: 3 of Northern Virginia’s best futbol pubs

Posted by Editorial / Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Four Courts Pub in Arlington

Photo courtesy of Four Courts.

By Cameron Mellin

The U.S. football season is in full swing, and no, that doesn’t mean the NFL has decided to open its training camp doors early. We’re talking the world’s sport, the one the U.S. women dominated in Canada this month on the world’s biggest stage. Yet just because the World Cup has ended doesn’t mean we need to return to our filthy American ways. The U.S. men’s team (remember them?) is in the process of defending its CONCACAF Gold Cup title and is expected to make a deep run toward the championship July 26. 

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5 Summer reading programs that keep kids in the books

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Summer Reading programs in Northern Virginia

Photo courtesy of jacek Chabraszewski/

Keep the pages flipping even after school’s out. These summer reading programs are bound to keep kids and teens enthralled until August. –Laura Wingfield

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Mobile dining: 5 new food trucks roaming the scene

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Smoking Kow BBQ

Photo courtesy of Smoking Kow BBQ.

By Mia Finley

Updates from the food truck scene. 

Truck: Smoking Kow BBQ
Opened: April
Roams: Ballston, Rosslyn 
Follow: @SmokingKowBBQ

Find owner Dylan Kough serving up mac n’ meat, either brisket, pork or chicken over mac and cheese with caramelized onions, garlic and jalapeno peppers. There’s tacos too, with what Kough says is “truckmade” tortillas, sauces and sides. Also for sale is Smoking Kow’s signature spice rub barbecue sauces in chipotle, original and mambo barbecue sauces. / Smoking Kow BBQ

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5 family-friendly theater experiences in July

Shrek the Musical at Encore Stage & Studio

“Shrek the Musical” at Encore Stage & Studio. Photo by Larry McClemons.

By Micaela Williamson

Visit the theater this month to see these beloved live performances that will entertain the whole family.

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Man robs Arlington bank with a pair of scissors; Uber under attack across the globe

By Grace Ann Brew

Man robs Arlington bank with a pair of scissors

Army to cut 40,000 troops

New details from July 4 Metro stabbing

Global protests against Uber
(USA Today

Federal agents raid the home of Subway’s Jared; U.S. women’s soccer to shake-up roster

By Raquel DeDouza

Concern for deck safety rises after a deck collapsed under a Northern Virginia family in North Carolina

Federal agents raid the home of Subway’s Jared Fogle

U.S. women’s soccer team faces a roster shake-up before the 2016 Summer Olympics
(The New York Times)

Lo Moto Washington opened in Arlington selling Italian motorbikes

Two Americans got gored during the Pamplona, Spain running with the bulls
(USA Today)

Washington Navy Yard on lockdown, Arlington Public Schools add gender identity in nondiscrimination policy

By Cameron Mellin

Washington Navy Yard, sight of 2013 shooting, on lock down after reports of shots fired
(NBC News

Arlington schools vote to include gender identity in nondiscrimination policy

United States and Cuba to renew diplomacy, open embassies in Havana and Washington
(The Washington Post

North Carolina man attacked by gray shark, 10th shark attack in the Carolinas this year

Severe storm takes toll on DMV area; downing trees and power lines

England own-goal sends Japan to World Cup final for a rematch with the United States

From July’s Summer Guide: 44 Outdoor Summer Flicks

Outdoor film showings in NoVA that help you enjoy the southern summer nights from July to September

Crystal Screen Spark Espionage (Courtesy of Stephen Elliot- Mud Productions)

Crystal Screen Spark Espionage (Courtesy of Stephen Elliot- Mud Productions)

Alexandria Comcast Outdoor Film Festival
July 17 “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
July 18 “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Arlington: Movies at Penrose Square
July 11 “The Imitation Game”
July 18 “Enough Said”
July 25 “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Aug. 1 “Life of Pi”
Aug. 3 “Slumdog Millionaire”
Aug. 8 “Chef”
Aug. 15 “Birdman”
Aug. 22 “The Second Best Marigold Hotel”
Aug. 29 “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
Sept. 5 “Big Hero 6”

Crystal Screen Spark Espionage
July 6 “RED”
July 13 “Argo”
July 20 “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
July 27 “Body of Lies”
Aug. 3 “Enemy of the State”
Aug. 10 “The Bourne Identity”
Aug. 17 “The Bourne Supremacy”
Aug. 24 “The Bourne Ultimatum”
Aug. 31 “The Bourne Legacy”

Lake Anne Summer Film Festival
July 12 “E.T.”
Aug. 9 “West Side Story”
Aug. 30 “Jazz on a Summer’s Day”

Mosaic District Films in the Park
July 3 “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”
July 10 “Eat Pray Love”
July 17 “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
July 24 “Frozen”
July 31 “Ratatouille”
Aug. 7 “Despicable Me 2”
Aug. 14 “Cinderella”
Aug. 21 “Captain America”
Aug. 28 “The Hundred Foot Journey”
Sept. 4 “The Lego Movie”

Starlight Cinema Drive-In Movies
Aug. 1 “The Sting”
Aug. 8 “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
Aug. 15 “Frozen”
Aug. 22 “Big Hero 6”
Aug. 29 “Paddington”

South Riding Movie Night
July 8 “Into the Woods”
July 14 “The Boxtrolls”
July 22 “101 Dalmatians”
July 28 “Planes: Fire & Rescue”
Aug. 5 “Big Hero 6”


Summer Guide 2015

(July 2015)



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