What to See in Arlington Feb 1 - 15th


February 1 - 15, 2019

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Little Red and the Renegades - First Fridays: Groovin' on the Pike

Blues, Zydeco, Funk, R&B, Country, Gospel, Pop, Compas Direct, Latin, Jazz and Carnival Flavors from all over the world have been blended and distilled into the Renegades' sound. This is party music, best served with good friends, food and drink, and lots of dancing. Featuring a diverse line up of musical groups from near and far, guests can dance in the stacks and enjoy a brew from the cash bar every first Friday of the month!. More

Friday, Feb. 1 @ 7PM | Columbia Pike Branch Library, Columbia Pike



Arlington Abstracted Mural - Vote for your Favorite!

Cast your vote to select the design of a new mural to be located at “The Grove,” a pop-up plaza at 2100 Clarendon Blvd. The designs were created as part of Arlington Abstracted by Marc Pekala, an Arlington Art Truck project in which the artist reimagined iconic Arlington business signs. A team of judges have selected four designs for final consideration. Vote for your favorite now on Facebook. Polls open through Jan 31!



National Chamber Ensemble - The Romantics

Enjoy the glorious music of the Romantic period when compositions became increasingly expressive and inventive with expansive symphonies, virtuosic solo instrumental music, dramatic operas, and passionate songs took inspiration from art and literature. Featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens and Dvorak. The perfect period and music for a Valentine's celebration. A reception follows the performance. More

Saturday, Feb 9 @ 7:30PM  | Gunston Arts Center, Gunston Middle School


The Arlington Players Present Arsenic and Old Lace

Come enjoy this classic hysterical farce of love, family, and murder! What will drama critic Mortimer Brewster do when he finds his two spinster aunts are offing lonely old men? Or when he finds out his murderous brother has returned? Not to mention the other brother who believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt! More

thru Feb 16 | Thomas Jefferson Community Theater, Arlington Heights


Scripts In Play Festival 2019

Avant Bard presents the 2019 edition of Scripts in Play Festival, their signature play-reading series. This weekend, catch Antigone from Matt Minnicino, author A Misanthrope, the 2017 Scripts in Play Festival favorite that will cap off our 2019 mainstage season; and Hercules in Russia, a true story for a free black man who escapes the Reconstruction South and becomes a royal guard for Nicholas II in Russia. More

Various Times  | Gunston Theatre One, Gunston Middle School


Ken Burns' Jazz, Episode 4 Screening

Step back into the golden age of jazz and swing at the Shirlington branch of Arlington Public Libraries for a free screening of Ken Burns’ Jazz! We’ll be showing episode four, “The True Welcome,” which features Ain’t Misbehavin’ composer Thomas “Fats” Waller. The iconic filmmaker dives deep into the history and sound of Fats Waller and other great band leaders of the 1930s and 40s in this episode of the groundbreaking documentary series. More

Tuesday, Feb 5 @ 6:30PM | Shirlington Branch Library, Shirlington



Spectacularly Solid

Curated by the Arlington CostumeLab, Spectacularly Solid: An Exhibit by the DC Modern Quilt Guild is a celebration of the art of contemporary quilt making. For this third year’s collaboration, DC Modern Quilt Guild members focused on working with all solid-colored fabrics. A departure from the vast field of printed fabrics on the market today, working with solids allows quilters to focus on the simplicity and pure qualities of color: namely, hue, saturation, and value. The resulting creations range from bold and bright, to muted and monotone. More

thru Mar. 31 | Gallery 3700, 3700 S. Four Mile Run 


Jane Franklin Dance: Mouse in the House

Adapted from the book “The Mouse of Amherst” by Elizabeth Spires, Mouse in House reveals an unlikely friendship between a lively mouse and reclusive 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson. The mouse’s life changes forever when a gust of wind blows one of Emily’s poems her way. Moved by Emily’s evocative words that capture her own feelings, the mouse becomes determined to be a poet herself. Animations by media artist Bryan Leister are inspired by Dickinson’s actual home furnishings. More

Saturday, Feb 2 | Theatre on the Run, Four Mile Run Valley

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First Sunday Open Studios

Visit the Columbia Pike Artists Studios for their “First Sundays” open studios featuring artists Rhys Conlon, Sharon MalleyNan MorrisonMorgan Norwood, Janis Sweeney, and Vlad Zabavskiy. More

Sunday, Feb 3 @ 11:00am - 3:00PM | 932 S. Walter Reed Dr., Columbia Pike



Teatro De La Luna Presents My Sweet Heart Sings - Night of Ballads

A cantar y a bailar! Let's sing and dance! A date of sweet obligation, a date unmistakeably identified with unforgettable romantic music! Passion and feeling in a single note, that of the Bollero (Ballas), in the month of love and friendship. More

Saturday, Feb 16 @ 7PM | NRECA Conference Center, Ballston


Creative Coffee: Romanticism 

Creative Coffee is a casual weekly meet-up for creatives to work on their art or craft, play with new mediums, and socialize in a relaxed atmosphere. Bring your favorite art materials, sketchbook, and a cup of coffee or tea. All-skill levels and all non-messy artforms are appreciated and encouraged.This month's theme is Romanticism.  Swoon into the embrace of the late 18th Century art movement and draw inspiration from famous artists like Turner, Goya, and Blake. More

Friday, Feb 1 @ 11AM | Connection: Crystal City, 2117 Crystal Plaza Arcade