What to See in Arlington June 1 - 15

art news update

June 1 - 15, 2018

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Called “a joyous miracle” (Paste magazine), Fat Possum recording artist Don Bryant headlines the 23rd Annual Columbia Pike Blues Festival on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 1:00pm until 8:30pm, presented by the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization in cooperation with Arlington Arts. FREE! Enjoy a full line up of blues, R&B and funk performers of national and regional note, including: Nikki Hill, King Soul Band, Caz Gardiner, and Three Man Soul Machine. For more detailed info about this FREE event, visit: http://columbia-pike.org/bluesfest/



Experience hands-on making and innovation that's fun for the whole family (including those with 4 legs!). Learn new skills: papercutting, calligraphy, mask making, weaving, pottery, and more. Not an arts and crafts fair, Make Your Mark! lets you immerse yourself in a multicultural coming together of artists and makers ready to ignite your creativity!



The Tempest 

Shakespeare’s classic comedy—the only play he set in the New World—is filled with young love, dazzling magic, cross-cultural strife, and ultimately forgiveness. In Avant Bard’s offbeat update, The Tempest tells a story of refugees and exiles that asks, “How can we all get along on this island Earth?” More

thru July 1| Gunston Theatre Two, Long Branch Creek


Travel with Pinocchio on his road of misadventures, meeting many kooky characters along the way. From Pleasure Isle, to his showdown with the Great Fish, Pinocchio tries to find his way back to his father, Geppetto. Will he learn to choose truth and kindness on his quest to become a “real boy?” Come and see! We recommend this production for ages 4 and older. More

Fri, June 1 thru Sun, June 10 | Gunston Theatre One, Long Branch Creek


Opening Reception for "Out of the Blue" All-Member Exhibit

Join us at the Opening Reception for "Out of the Blue," a fun, all-member show interpreting the many moods inspired by the color blue. Come out to see the variety created by our artists on this colorful theme! Also featured is watercolorist Katherine Sullivan, whose paintings this month are based on the pleasures of the farmer’s market. More

Fri, June 1 @ 5:00 pm | Gallery Underground, Crystal City 



Catch the Arlington Art Truck!

Bipedal Soundscapes by Alex Braden and Emily Francisco 

June 2 – Make Your Mark Festival (truck will be in front of New District Brewing),  1-4pm 

Going Native: Flora and Fauna of Arlington, VA  by Kate Samworth 

June 7 - Ballston Mega Market,, Ballston Metro, 3-7pm

Full Schedule 

art truck


 Crescendo Celebrates Greatest Russian Composers

Presented by Arlington Philharmonic. Crescendo musicians will perform selections from the greatest Russian composers, Glasunov, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich. The free and family-friendly program will include two Prokofiev string quartets, three Shostokovich quartets, and will culminate with a dramatic turn-of-the-century string quintet by Glasunov that will include two cellos. More

Sun, June 3 @ 4:00 pm | Washington-Lee High School, Virginia Square 

SigWorks: Fortune Cookies for Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes by Dani Stoller

Marian Amsel assumed that retirement would be a quiet life with her new husband Richard in their Southern Florida gated community. However, a surprise visit from her grown daughter Lee, who has been kicked out of her own home by her husband, a guest room being used by Richard’s pregnant teenage niece, Kitty, and some extra attention needed by Bobby, the boy next door with the absentee father, suicidal sister, and mental hospital bound mother, leaves Marian with an empty nest a little fuller than she’d imagined. 

Fortune Cookies for Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes is presented as part of SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings at Ali’s Bar, a new initiative which highlights and supports the work of DMV and regional playwrights. This series is an opportunity for playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and patrons to explore new plays in a fun and informal environment. More

Mon, June 4 @ 7:00 pm | Signature Theatre, Shirlington 

Oh My Stars!

OH MY STARS! will include WBS’ own world renowned artists Andrei Saveliev (balalaika) and Peter Omelchenko (domra) and many other talented WBS musicians. There will be solo performances on the contrabass balalaika, bass domra, flute,and bayan….it will be a concert full of musical surprises! The Washington Balalaika Society is an orchestra of 60 musicians organized to perform the music of Russia, Ukraine and other Eastern European countries on traditional instruments and in costume. Svetlana Nikonova, is WBS Conductor and Artistic Director. More

Sun, June 3 @ 3:00 pm | Wakefield High School, Columbia Forest

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Rosslyn Cinema (Outdoor Movie Festival) 

Every Friday this summer in Gateway Park, bring a blanket or low chairs and a group of friends and enjoy a night under the stars with your favorite movies. Movies start at dusk, but the fun starts at 5 p.m. with games and our Pub in the Park. This event is kid and dog friendly. Catch Legally Blonde June 8th, and click more to see the full schedule. More

every Friday thru August 24 | Gateway Park, Rosslyn


 Teen DJ'ing Class

Open to Arlington Middle and High School students. If you are looking to DJ professionally or for a serious hobby, this is the place for you! This drop-in class teaches the fundamentals of DJ’ing where you can work on your DJ’ing skills, sharpening up on music theory, mixing, and/or scratching. More

Fri, June 1 @ 3:30 - 6p.m | Thomas Jefferson Community Center, Arlington Heights 

The Locavore Film Series Presents ROCK N ROLL REVIVAL DOC

If you want to know who grows your food, shouldn't you want to know who makes your media? The Locavore Film Series allows you to support our local film-making community just as you support local farmers by screening diverse films made in the DMV area. In June, we will feature ROCK N ROLL REVIVAL DOC by Ed Santiago. At a time where other schools are eliminating their music and arts program, Sherwood High School in Montgomery County MD has managed to produce a Rock n Roll Revival show and has been doing it for the pass 45 years. The documentary chronicles the history of the show as well as documenting the 45th year. More

Wed, June 13 @ 7:00 pm | Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, Columbia Pike