Top Choice Live Music in Arlington


With shows almost every night of the week, Iota is the best venue for live music in Clarendon’s music strip. Bands span genres; folk, reggae, traditional Irish and Southern rock are all distinct possibilities. Ticke…
Jazz in Alexandria

Basin Street Lounge

Tortoise-shell glasses and black turtlenecks ought to be the uniform of choice at this low-key jazz venue and cigar bar, located above the 219 Restaurant. The extensive whiskey selection, amber lighting and long woo…
Live Music in Arlington

Clarendon Ballroom

A ballroom done up to look like a big band-era dance hall, the Clarendon is a NoVa cornerstone that attracts throngs of 20- and 30-somethings to bump and grind on weekend nights. The upstairs deck is perfect for lin…
Live Music in Alexandria


Hailing itself as ‘America’s Legendary Music Hall,’ this place hosts a wide range of fare, from old-time folk musicians to country, blues and R&B stars. The line-up also features the odd burlesque show, indie ro…
Cinema in Arlington

Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse

Ice-cold beer and second-run films at bargain prices? Count us in. You'll find comfy chairs for flick-viewing, a menu of sandwiches, pizzas and, of course, popcorn, as well as brews, wine and cocktails (this is one …
Live Music in Floyd

Floyd Country Store

Life explodes on Friday nights at the Floyd Country Store. Every Friday starting at 6:30pm, $4 gets you four bluegrass bands in four hours and the chance to watch happy crowds nod along to regional heritage. No smok…
Cinema in Lexington & Around

Hull's Drive-in

For old-fashioned amusement, catch a movie at this drive-in movie theater, set 5.5 miles north of Lexington.
Live Music in Galax

Carter Family Fold

In a tiny hamlet of southwest Virginia, formerly known as Maces Spring (today part of Hiltons), you'll find one of the hallowed birthplaces of mountain music. The Carter Family Fold continues the musical legacy begu…
Live Music in Arlington


The multistory arts complex hosts world music, film and experimental theater. Many performances are free; for those that have an admission price, it’s generally around $20.