6 Things to Do This Week

Party like it's 1991, peruse classic cars, enter a cornhole tourney and see an artist's homage to unsung county workers.


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Party Like It’s 1991 at Westpost

When: June 23, 5-8 p.m.

Where: The Plaza at Westpost (Pentagon Row), 1201 S. Joyce Street, Arlington

In the mood for a retro summer adventure? Get your ‘90s on with this fun event featuring an outdoor arcade, paint-by-numbers with Sarah Paints Rappers, a complimentary laser photo booth, and food and drink offerings from Aslin Brew Co., Bun’d Up, Wild Tiger BBQ, Bread & Water and chef Johnny Spero’s soon-to-open Nighthawk Pizza. Admission is free, but tickets ($20) are required for the painting session. Register here.


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Rosslyn Rivals: Cornhole Series

When: Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., through Aug. 11

Where: 1401 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Rosslyn)

How about a little friendly competition? Gather your team of beanbag champions and head over to Rosslyn’s MDistrict Park for the perennially popular lawn game. Participation is free and open to all ages (and skill levels) with a maximum 4 players per team. Each week, a new tournament bracket will be created based on the number of participants and teams. Prizes include deals at participating restaurants, and players 21+ will receive drink tokens that can be redeemed on game days.


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Curtis Knocking

Curtis Knocking at Clare & Don’s Beach Shack

When: June 25, 5 p.m.

Where: Clare & Don’s Beach Shack, 130 N. Washington St., Falls Church

Voted Best Local Band by Arlington Magazine readers, the local foursome (whose name is a nod to a Fast Times at Ridgemont High scene) delivers classic rock covers, including favorites by Zeppelin, Cheap Trick, Van Halen, Aerosmith and the Stones, to name a few. Order up a margarita from the outdoor tiki bar and rock on.


Register Your Car for Free

Ballston Cars & Coffee with Memphis Gold

When: June 26, July 10, July 24 and Aug. 7, 8-11 a.m.

Where: 3901 Fairfax Drive, Arlington (Ballston)

Calling all car enthusiasts: Head to Ballston to peruse a collection of classic and unusual cars while enjoying live music and complimentary caffeine and doughnuts from Good Company Doughnuts. The first Saturday in this family-friendly series brings tunes by Best of Arlington winner Memphis Gold. Want to show off your car? Register here to roll your ride into an upcoming showcase.



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Patrick McDonough: Portrait of a County by a Youngish Man

When: Through Aug. 28

Where: Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Virginia Square)

This exhibition by populist artist Patrick McDonough, which opened in AAC’s Jenkins Community Gallery on June 19, pays homage to the unsung Arlington County workers who repair our streets and sidewalks, maintain our parks and beautify our public spaces. It features eight drawings on handmade paper that McDonough made from grass clippings from the AAC lawn.


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Give Blood

When: Ongoing

Where: Multiple locations

The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise, depleting the nation’s blood inventory. Donors of all blood types—especially type O and those giving platelets—are needed, so if you’re healthy, please help. Those who give through June 30 will receive a $5 Amazon gift card.


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