Arts News Update April 15 - 30

art news update

April 15 - 30, 2018

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Arlington Arts in partnership with the Friends of the David M. Brown Planetarium presents In the Midst of the Inferno: A Full Dome Projection by Jonathan Monaghan from Friday, April 20 - Sunday, April 22. 

Called “one of the best and most innovative projects in the region” by Washington City Paper, Arlington Arts and Friends of the David M. Brown Planetarium present the latest installation - In the Midst of the Inferno: A Full Dome Projection by Jonathan Monaghan, with multiple screenings occurring on the half-hour throughout the weekend. Eliciting subconscious fears surrounding authority and wealth, Monaghan’s critical reflection on power in the digital age is a journey through surreal environments evoking science fiction and high-security luxury apartments: a world both absurd and dystopian, yet eerily familiar. More



Arlington Art Truck

Catch the Arlington Art Truck at these upcoming spots:


April 21: Arlington Palooza 

Alcova Heights Park, 1-4pm


April 26: Phoenix Bikes Maker’s Ball 

Crystal City, 6:30-9pm


Learn more about the activations and see the entire Arlington Art Truck schedule.



Unnoticed Beauty 

Exhibit courtesy of Arlington Arts in partnership with H-B Woodlawn visual arts students, Arlington Public Schools. "For most of us, knowledge of our world comes largely through sight, yet we look about with such unseeing eyes that we are partially blind. One way to open your eyes to unnoticed beauty is to ask yourself, "What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?" - Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder 

Opening Reception: April 17 @ 6:30PM, 3700 S. Four Mile Run, Four Mile Run Valley. Exhibit thru June 7


Girlfriend is a vibrant and tender coming of age musical duet from when flannel was the height of fashion and mix tapes were the language of love. It’s 1993 in small-town Nebraska during the summer between high school and whatever comes next. 

College-bound jock Mike and self-assured but aimless Will find themselves drawn to each other. Their rush of first-time love, full of excitement, confusion and passion, is captured by the power-pop precision and frayed guitar emotion of Matthew Sweet’s alternative rock album “Girlfriend.” “A rock ‘n’ roll valentine that delivers subtle wisdom with an exhilarating kick.” – Rolling Stone Magazine DC PREMIERE More

April 17 - June 10  | Signature Theatre, Shirlington


Titus Andronicus

“Revenge is a dish best served silent.” The production you’ve all been waiting for, Titus Andronicus from Synetic’s visionary Founding Artistic Director, Paata Tsikurishvili. Lucky number 13 in the “Wordless Shakespeare” series, Paata will sink his teeth into this revenge-driven tragedy and tell the bloody tale of Titus and Tamora with all of the fiery passion, energy, and vengeance only Synetic Theater can deliver. This production is recommended for ages 16+ for violence.  More

Wed, April 25 thru Sun, May 27 | Synetic Theater, Crystal City 

Spring Solos 2018 

The annual SOLOS exhibitions provide regional artists with a valuable opportunity for exposure and experimentation–and offer the public an equally important opportunity to explore the diversity and vitality of contemporary art in the area. Spring SOLOS 2018 artists include: Sean Derry, Adam Griffiths, Phaan Howng, Giulia Livi, Nick Primo, and Jerry Truong. More

thru June 2 | Arlington Arts Center, Virginia Square

9th Annual MOVE ME Festival  

Learn dance sequences and watch performances from Broadway’s award winning hit, Hamilton  through interactive workshops with artists from Adagio Ballet and Jazz, Agora Dance, Ballet Nova, Kalavaridhi Center for Performing Arts, Halau O’Aulani, The Arlingtones, Maryland Youth Ballet and more! More

Sat, April 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm | Kenmore Middle School, Kenmore


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Dawn Whitmore Meet the Artist Event 

Working across media Dawn Whitmore’s site-specific installation integrates photography, sculpture, video and sound to deconstruct archetypal symbols and their associated meanings. Creating an immersive environment, Whitmore invites the viewer to engage in a shared psychological space, a fantasy landscape of crystals, gold leaf, shadows and refractions. More

Thu, April 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm | Metro Micro Gallery, Virginia Square


Pacific Heritage Month Concert 

Performers representing China, Japan and Korea will sing popular Asian pieces such as Sakura, Arirang and Jasmine Flower, concluding with America the Beautiful. The women will be wearing Kimono, Chinese and Korean Dress. More

Sun, April 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm | Opera NOVA, Barcroft


A Photography Exhibition - Three in One Vision presented by Prio Bangla

Three in One Vision is an exhibition powerfully highlighting the sights, cultures and relationships of the United States of America and Diverse ethnicities. It features the exceptional work of three accomplished photographers: Lloyd Wolf, Andrew Biraj, and Shibly Shiraj. More

Fri, April 27 thru Sun, April 29 | Walter Reed Community Center, Columbia Heights



Join us for two upcoming Arts Enterprise Institute workshops:


It’s All About the Message: Arts Promotion Basics – April 21, 2018

Create an effective promotional strategy to get your work out there. You will learn basic marketing and promotion techniques – defining your audience, crafting your message, writing a press release, and more! Perfect for artists with limited time and budgets. Register here.


Getting Your Fair Share: How to Price Your Art – April 28, 2018 

Set the right prices for your art and create a custom pricing strategy that honors your time and skill while remaining competitive on the market. Don’t worry about the math, this is something anyone can do. Time to get those sales rolling! Register here.


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Cambodian New Year 2018 

The performers range include children and accomplished adult dancers. The group is under the direction of two National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellows: Madame Sam-Oeun Tes (Artistic Director) and Master Chum Ngek (Music Director). The Dance Director is Ms. Devi Yim, graduate of Cambodia's Royal University of Fine Arts.This year's program presents dance accompanied by live music with representative dances of the classical and folk traditions of Cambodia. More

Sat, April 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm | Gunston Theatre One, Aurora Highlands



Arlington Palooza!

Create flower crowns, ride a stationary bicycle to activate a sound sculpture, listen to live music and more at Alcova Heights Park. Bring your blankets and a picnic lunch to this free outdoor festival. You can also purchase food from on-site food trucks (p.s. there will also be free face painting and art projects)! More

Sat., April 21 @ 1-4 p.m. |  Alcova Heights Park, Alcova Heights