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Mussel Bar & Grille Opens Today, Arlington County Fair Under Way, Talking Pot at Bailey's and More

Five things in and around the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor.

Five things in and around the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor | Patch file
Five things in and around the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor | Patch file

Mussel Up: The Mussel Bar & Grille is opening in Ballston for dinner on Thursday and will start serving lunch on Friday. Here's something to whet your appetite.

The Arlington County Fair is now open: Go. Ride. Eat. Take pictures. Make memories. Here's a few we captured from opening night.

Talking Pot at Bailey's: Bailey's Pub & Grill at Ballston Common Mall is hosting this month's meeting of the Northern Virginia chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. The featured speaker is state Del. Rob Krupicka, a Democrat who represents Alexandria and Arlington in the General Assembly. Socializing starts at 7:30 p.m., program starts at 8.

Rock Out: ...with indie rock, punk rock, dreamy shoe gazers and other up-and-coming bands at the long-running and free Fort Reno Park concerts. The series wraps up for the summer on Thursday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The park is located at Chesapeake Street and Nebraska Avenue in Northwest DC.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Trying to find things for the kiddos to do on a rainy day? Try a paint your own pottery shop like Paint This! (1013 King Street in Old Town Alexandria), All Fired Up (3413 Connecticut Ave. NW in Washington, D.C.), Paint Your Own Pottery (10417 Main St., Fairfax) and Clay Café Chantilly (13894 Metro Tech D, Chantilly). It's not just for kids, either!

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