Wags ‘N’ Whiskers Tomorrow!

Bring your favorite four legged friend out to the Village tomorrow for the 6th annual Wags 'N' Whiskers!! Wags ‘N’ Whiskers is a community-oriented event for animal loving shoppers of all ages to spend an afternoon at The Village at Shirlington with their pet. The event will feature demonstrations, exhibitions, pet portrait photos, children’s activities, live music, and more along with Village at Shirlington merchant specials and free giveaways.

Final Week of Shirlala Tonight!

Enjoy a night out on the town with the final installment of Shirlala! Tonight from 6:30-8:30 the Dan Haas Trio (Pop Rock) will be playing a free concert out front of the Shirlington Library. Glasses of wine will be available for $5 with all proceeds going to AFAC.

Rustico: More than 400 Beer Selections to Enjoy

Robust cooking and amazing beer selections are what keep customers coming back to Rustico, a restaurant and bar in Arlington that has a modern atmosphere that is both warm and unpretentious.

Start by ordering on of the more than 400 beers available to you. From delicate fruit offerings to old ales, you will find a beer to fit any pallet or meal. If you get stuck with all of that choice, the friendly staff will gladly come to your assistance. You just may find a new beer to love.

In addition to the two beer menus (bottle and draft), Rustico offers four different food menus: brunch, lunch, dinner, and desert. Food favorites include a variety of items from each menu: the salmon BLT, donuts made with ricotta cheese, carrot hummus, Tuscan kale salad, traditional pizza, and the gnocchi.

Rustico
4075 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22203
(571) 384-1820
www.rusticorestaurant.com
www.yelp.com/biz/rustico-arlington

DC United vs. Colorado Rapids

On August 17th at 8:00pm, D.C. United will face the Colorado Rapids.

To check out more fun upcoming D.C. events go to eventsdc.com

Shirlala Tonight!

Enjoy a night out on the town with the second installment of Shirlala! Tonight from 6:30-8:30 80's & 90's cover band Lloyd Dobler Effect will be playing a free concert out front of the Shirlington Library. Glasses of wine will be available for $5 with all proceeds going to AFAC.

How and What to Pack for a Sightseeing Trip

After months of saving, you finally booked that sightseeing trip that you’ve always dreamed of. Whether you’re backpacking across Europe or taking a car trip through South America, you’ll need to know what to pack before you go. Packing these four items will help you be prepared for your sightseeing adventure.

  1. A sturdy backpack. This is an essential for long days of sightseeing as it enables you to tote your belongings around without straining your arms. Choose one with a large main pocket for clothing and supplies and smaller inner pockets to stow away money, your passport, and other essential items.
  2. Maps and guides. Maps are important in areas where you don’t have reliable cell phone service, and they cut down on the time you spend asking for directions. If you’re traveling to an area where you don’t speak the language, it’s also smart to bring along a foreign language dictionary.
  3. Proper clothes. Bring a rain jacket if you’re traveling to rainy London, and wear layers that you can easily remove if you’re in steamy Vietnam. Be sure to look up the climate beforehand to avoid clothing discomfort.
  4. A camera. Although a camera isn’t exactly an essential item, you’ll surely want to remember your trip for years to come!

Travel Tips and Packing Lists [Eagle Creek]
15 Things to Pack for Sightseeing [Sue’s Travel Tips]
How to Pack for a Sightseeing Vacation [Independent Traveler]

The Drink of the Summer

Cucumber-Lemonade Chiller

3 large cucumbers
1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary, plus 4 sprigs for garnish
1 cup water
6 oz (3/4 cup) gin
½ cup lemon juice
3 Tbsp agave syrup

If you are looking for more delicious drink recipes click here.

Shirlala Tonight!

Enjoy a night out on the town with the second installment of Shirlala! Tonight, from 6:30-8:30pm, Paul Pfau (Pop, Rock & Blues) will be playing a free concert out front of the Shirlington Library. Glasses of wine will be available for $5 with all proceeds going to AFAC.

Buzz Bakery and Lounge: Coffee, Pastries, and More in Arlington

Whether it’s a sugar buzz you’re after, or maybe a rise from caffeine or the warmth you get from a glass of good wine, you’ll find it all at the Buzz Bakery and Lounge. Located in Arlington, Virginia, Buzz Bakery and Lounge is a great place to go, any time of the day. The lounge and outdoor patio are both nice spots to relax with friends. Stop by in the morning for a great cup of coffee or tea, complemented by a baked goodie or a breakfast specialty for here or to go! And for lunch, you’ll always find a nice Panini list. After work, come back for a get together with friends. There’s a nice selection of beers and wines, as well as hand-crafted cocktails. Buzz Bakery and Lounge is open seven days a week.

Buzz Bakery and Lounge
818 N. Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22217
(703) 650-9676
http://www.buzzbakery.com/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/buzz-bakery-arlington

Washington D.C. Glo Run

The RFK Stadium Festival Grounds will host its first ever Glo Run. This nighttime run will take place in the evening of August 9th. All participants will receive glo gear and an event t-shirt.

For more details on the Glo Run click here.