6 Things to Do This Week

Bid farewell to Whitlow's, shop vintage finds, celebrate Pride Month and get the kids into summer reading.
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Whitlow’s on Wilson

We Met at Whitlow’s

When: June 9, 7 p.m.

Where: Whitlow’s on Wilson, 2854 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon)

It’s the end of an era. Greg Cahill’s beloved watering hole—the scene of countless chance encounters, first dates and happy memories—will announce last call and close its doors this month after 26 years in Clarendon. Stop in for a nostalgia trip and one last margarita with live music by Timmie Metz and Friends.


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Del Ray Vintage & Flea Market

When: June 12, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Intersection of Mt. Vernon Ave. and Bellefonte Ave. in Del Ray, Alexandria

Are you a lover of vintage teacups, retro costume jewelry and funky finds? Founded by “junk lovers” Lauren Fisher and Amy Eggers and held on the second Saturday of every month, this outdoor bazaar promises all that and more. Not all of the vendors accept plastic, so be sure to bring cash…so you can snap up that classic fedora before someone else does.


Monsters Inc

Monsters Inc. comes to Gateway Park on June 11.

Rosslyn Cinema

When: Fridays in June, 8 p.m.
Where: Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway, Arlington (Rosslyn)

Want to catch an outdoor movie under the stars? Enjoy a different flick every Friday this month at sundown in Rosslyn’s Gateway Park. The movies are free, but preregistration is required to ensure social distancing and spaces are limited, so check the Rosslyn BID’s Eventbrite to reserve a spot. The lineup includes Monsters Inc. (June 11), Wonder Woman 1984 (June 18), and Cool Runnings (June 25). Bring your own blanket and consider grabbing carryout from a nearby restaurant to make it a picnic.


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Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration

When: June 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: Westover Branch Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, Arlington (Westover)

He’s worked with the Harlem Globetrotters and performed with greats such as Wilt Chamberlain, Curly Neal and Meadowlark Lemon. Now Spinny Johnson will help kick off this year’s summer reading program with a basketball skills performance and an important message for the kiddos: “With the proper discipline and hard work, you can accomplish anything!” Bring the kids to this free event for a book-themed scavenger hunt, a wall decorated in the program’s “Food For Thought” theme, and giveaways, too.


“UHAULED,” a pop-up gallery at Torpedo Factory

UHAULED at Torpedo Factory Art Center

When: June 11, 7-9 p.m.

Where: Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria (Old Town)

Created and curated by multimedia artist Cat Baker, this pop-up gallery displays works by queer and lesbian artists such as Texas fiber artist and historian Mary Claire Philips, illustrator and exhibit designer Clara Dorfi, photographer Mariah Miranda and interdisciplinary artist Rex Delafkaran.


After Midnight Sig Theatre

Signature Theatre presents After Midnight

After Midnight

 When: June 13-Aug. 4
Where: Signature Theatre on Marquee TV (online)

Set to the sounds of Duke Ellington, Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields, Harold Arlen and more—and framed by the poems of Langston Hughes—this swingin’ revue evokes the late-night sizzle of 1940s Harlem with 28 of the Big Band era’s most memorable songs, including “Stormy Weather,” “I’ve Got the World on a String,” “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing.” Streaming on Marquee TV. Tickets $35.


Categories: Arts & Entertainment