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“Live It Up on the Loop”
at Market Common Clarendon

SUNDAY, May 15, 2011 10 AM until 2 PM
Including: NOLAS Salon’s Cut-A-Thon for St. Jude’s, 11 AM – 2 PM

For Immediate Release
May 3, 2011

Arlington, VA – Market Common Clarendon introduces “Live It Up on the Loop!”, a fun, family event on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 2700 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia. From 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. there will be free activities and entertainment for all ages ‘on the loop’ in the core of the shopping center, encouraging patrons to “live it up” with a healthy lifestyle.

“Live It Up on the Loop” includes a rock climbing wall, strolling juggler, clown bike tricks, fun fitness classes, obstacle courses, and music. Especially for children, there will be a moon bounce obstacle course with a mini-rock wall, hula hoops, sidewalk chalking, glitter tattoos, and balloons from Washington Sports Club. Other retailers will also be offering inspiration for good living, including the Whole Foods healthy eating table, and mini-facials at Origins. Scheduled activities at Live It Up include Zumba and Stretching classes on the lawn with Washington Sports Club-Clarendon, plus a charity Cut-A-Thon with NOLAS Salon. The entertainment schedule includes performances by Mr. Knick Knack at 10 AM and 1 PM, plus a DJ from 11 AM until 1 PM. And, Arlington’s Car-Free Diet booth will offer information about transit options for quality of life and health.

NOLAS Salon Cut-A-Thon for St. Jude – From 11 AM until 2 PM in the gazebo, get a haircut for $15 that will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Cash and checks only can be accepted. First come, first served. Bring family and friends to take part in this annual event for St. Jude’s, one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases, and the top children’s cancer hospital in the nation.

For the full “Live It Up” schedule, go to Event information: 703-785-5634.

Upcoming at Market Common Clarendon, spring and summer 2011 –
free entertainment in the gazebo, and more:

‘Starving Artist’ Concert Series
Tuesdays, May 3 through June 28
6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. – Market Common Clarendon presents a variety of live music by local performers. Free. Full schedule of performers is on

‘Unplugged’ Concert Series
Thursdays, June 2 until August 25
6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy free performances of live acoustic music at Market Common Clarendon. Full schedule of performers is on   

Mr. Knick Knack
Fridays, June 3 until October 28
11:15 a.m.
Market Common Clarendon presents 45-minute performances of ‘heart-centered’ music and antics for children.

Win a Shopping Spree at Market Common Clarendon!
The first 1,000 who ‘Like’ it on Facebook will be entered into a draw to win a $1,000 gift card for shopping at Market Common Clarendon. 

Market Common Clarendon, 2700 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, Virginia 22201, offers shopping and dining from nationally-known retailers and boutiques. Shops, services and 8 eateries are anchored by Apple, Barnes & Noble, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, The Cheesecake Factory, Whole Foods Market, and more, plus the renowned Harry’s Tap Room and IOTA Club. In the core of the outdoor shopping center is ‘the loop’, a quarter-mile roadway surrounding two gazebos and a playground, plus space for relaxing, performances, and events throughout the year. Convenient garage parking available. Valet parking available at a flat rate of $8 – Monday through Friday from 5 pm until 1 am; Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm until 9 pm – located in front of Crate and Barrel.

DirectionsBy Metro: Orange Line to the Clarendon stop, walk 2 blocks west. By car: From I66, west of the Capital Beltway, take exit 71, Fairfax Drive, then turn left on Wilson Boulevard. From areas south of Arlington, take 395 north to exit 8a, Washington Blvd, to North Highland Street, turn right, then turn right on Clarendon Boulevard. Parking is available on the street, or turn right to the convenient parking garage. Valet parking available at a flat rate of $8: M-F from 5 pm until 1 am; S-S from 1 pm until 9 pm.

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