What to See in Arlington November 1 - 15

art news update

November 1 - 15, 2018

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First Fridays: Groovin' on the Pike ft. Cheick Hamala Diabate



Grab some pizza and dance among the stacks to the sounds of the n'goni (West African plucked lute) by Cheick Hamala Diabate! From advising at the World Bank, playing for a couple on the rock, to playing for Congress, Cheick brings an African rhthym inspired by blues legends like Bela Fleck to Corey Harris to Columbia Pike Branch Library! More

Friday, November 2 @ 7pm - 9pm | Columbia Pike Branch Library, Columbia Pike



15th Annual Dia De Los Muertos @ Arlington Arts Center 

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with family-friendly art projects, face painting, live dance performances by Ballet Folklorico Mi Herencia Mexicana, and traditional mariachi music by Mariachi Aguila. Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto will be served at AAC with delicious tacos from local food trucks available on our lawn.On Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3 from 6 to 8:30pm, MasPaz and Robin Bell will explore the Día de los Muertos theme in visual form with a unique projection on AAC’s facade.

In conjunction with the celebration, AAC’s Día de los Muertos exhibition will feature a selection of prints from Self-Help Graphics & Art’s 2017 exhibition Día de los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present & Future. Self-Help Graphics & Art is a community-driven nonprofit based in Los Angeles that is devoted to fostering the creation and advancement of new work by Chicano/a and Latinx artists. Washington, DC-based artist David Amoroso will also create a site specific ofrenda in one of AAC’s upper level galleries. More





100th Anniversary of Armistice Day – A Memorial Performance

Bowen McCaulley Dance celebrates 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day (1918) with a performance of Eric Hampton's ''UnRavel'' set to Maurice Ravel’s, Le Tombeau de Couperin as a memorial dedication to Ravel and the many friends he lost to WWI. This is the first time “Unravel” will be performed to live music by Arlington Philharmonic. More

Sunday, November 11 @ 4pm | Kenmore Middle School, Carlin Springs Rd.



A chance encounter at a London train stop changes the course of life for two people in this hit Broadway play by Tony Award®-winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). After mistaking him for someone else, Georgie finds herself improbably drawn to the much older Alex. Their instant connection ignites a tender, funny and intimate journey in an electric new play directed by Joe Calarco. More

thru November 11 | Signature Theatre, Shirlington



2018 Annual Show and Sale @ Lee Arts Center

Looking for one-of-a-kind gifts this holiday season? The studio artists of Arlington’s LEE ARTS CENTER will hold their ANNUAL FINE CRAFTS SHOW and SALE on Saturday and Sunday (10:00am – 4:00pm on Saturday; and 12:00pm – 4:00pm on Sunday), November 10 and 11, at the Lee Arts Center, 5722 Lee Highway in Arlington, Virginia. More

Beauty and the Beat

Physical and fun, Beauty and the Beat is about presumptions that go way off course. Inspired by Tom Waits song “What’s He Building in There,” scenarios emerge of nosy neighbors jumping to big conclusions. Imagine, your neighbor comes to the door, “sweaty, panting, and wearing a ribbed tank t-shirt, eating green grapes, and tells you to cut off the branches of your tree that hangs over his fence because of dropping pine needles and the disaster waiting to happen should the tree fall over!" More

November 3-4  | Theatre on the Run, Four Mile Run Valley


Holiday Mini-Camp and Play in a Day (Veterans Day)

When school’s out, Encore’s on…onstage, that is! Discover the world of theatre through popular stories from the page and screen. Students in grade Kindergarten – 2nd grade will enjoy a day of theatre games, crafts, creative activities, and storytelling in a safe and supportive environment. Students in 3rd – 5th grade will work together to create a brand new play in just one camp day! Using their imaginations, students will develop the script and story, create the setting, and star in the show. This never before seen production will be performed at the end of the day for family and friends. More

Monday, November 12 @ 9am | Encore Stage & Studio, Donaldson Run



Arlington Arts Commission Grants Workshops

Individual artists and art organizations who are considering applying for FY2020 grants are required to attend one grants workshop where you will learn about the grants program, eligibility requirements, how to apply, and the grant review and award notification processes. Registration is required. More

Multiple Dates from Nov 5 - 17 | 3700 S. Four Mile Run, Four Mile Run Valley



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Made In Arlington

Made in Arlington returns just in time for the holiday season! Visit the Plaza Branch Library for this pop-up retail market dedicated to unique things beautiful, wearable and edible from innovators and artisans in Arlington! More

Every Thursday thru Dec. 20 (excluding Thanksgiving) @ 11am - 2pm | Plaza Branch Library, Courthouse


100th Anniversary of Armistice Day-Veterans Day Commemoration

Join the WWI Commemoration Task Force at the Clarendon War Memorial for a special recognition of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Music will be provided by Opera NOVA as well as a poetry reading by Katherine E. Young. Reception following at American Legion Post 139. More

Sunday, November 11 @ 10:30am - 12:00pm | Clarendon War Memorial, Clarendon/Courthouse


Opening Reception: Colors of Fall Exhibit

Join the Arlington Artists Alliance at the ''Opening Reception and Meet the Artists'' evening at Gallery Underground for our November show featuring “Colors of Fall,” a seasonally-themed show of new work by Gallery members. Also featured are paintings by member artist Andrea Cassar. More

Friday, November 2 @ 5pm; exhibit thru November 30 | Gallery Underground, Crystal City




Locavore Film Series: Rock N Roll Revival Doc

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

Wednesday, November 14 @ 7:30pm–9:30pm | Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, Columbia Pike