What to See in Arlington March 15 - 31


March 15 - 31, 2019

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Immigration/Assimilation: Art on the ART Bus by Gail Rebhan

Collecting stories and artifacts representing the immigration, forced migration, and assimilation of a broad spectrum of Arlington residents, artist Gail Rebhan has created powerful photo collages for the 23rd bus of Arlington Arts' Art on the ART Bus program. The stories are varied and fascinating: from a Dominican who went from being a health club laundress to a Business Systems Analyst; to a family journey from indentured servitude in London, to plantation owners, to sharecropping, to real estate wealth.

In a rare opportunity, these artworks will be installed inside the Bozman Government building lobby. A free opening reception and artists’ talk will occur on Thursday, March 21st , in the lobby of the Ellen M. Bozman Government Center hosted by JBG SMITH. RSVP is not required, but strongly preferred. More

Thursday, Mar. 21 @ 5:30 -7:30pm | 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Courthouse




Arts Enterprise Institute WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series 

WALA’s Creative Entrepreneurs Series presented by Arts Enterprise Institute, is for creatives of all kinds who want to take the next step in their professional career by creating their own business. Explore the basics of forming a business for your creative endeavors, from deciding whether to incorporate as a non-profit or for-profit entity, to understanding copyrights and trademarks, to contract and negotiation skills, and finally to taxes and understanding the grants process. More

Wednesday, Mar. 27 @ 7 - 9pm | 3700 S. Four Mile Run, Four Mile Run Valley



Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity - World Permiere

Three women—an art restorer, her nurse and their military captor—are trapped in a ravaged museum during a catastrophic hundred years war. Tasked with restoring a damaged Rembrandt painting, the women find common shreds of humanity as they try to save a small symbol of beauty in their broken world. Holly Twyford (A Little Night Music, Sex with Strangers) and Felicia Curry (The Scottsboro Boys) star in this season’s Heidi Thomas Writers’ Initiative work, a brutal and elegant exploration of the unifying virtue of art and what things are most worth saving when the world is collapsing. More

thru April 7  | Signature Theatre, Shirlington


Topdog/Underdog presented by WSC Avant Bard

Topdog/Underdog is about two African American brothers, named Lincoln and Booth, who banter about playing three card monte during their own game of one-upsmanship. Parks encapsulates 400 years of African American history in a Cain-and-Abel fable, where the promise of American Dream gets tested in the deception of a con game. In June The New York Times named this tensely funny and dead serious tragicomedy the best American play of the last 25 years. More

thru April 14 | Gunston Arts Center, Gunston Middle School



10th Annual Move Me Festival 

Join over 20 local artists and dance groups for an afternoon of performances and interactive workshops for students, parents and residents. No registration required. Presented by Bowen McCaulley Dance. More

Saturday, Mar. 16, 1–4pm | Kenmore Middle School, S. Carlin Springs Rd. 


Hansel and Gretel 

Opera NOVA’s annual opera for school children and adults will be Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel,” which  follows the familiar fairy tale of two children who wander through the woods and are captured by a witch. More

Saturday, Mar. 23 @ 2pm   | Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Arlington Heights


Our Stories of Migration with Natalia Nakazawa

In her interactive project Our Stories of Migration, Natalia Nakazawa explores human movement through art objects and storytelling. In this workshop, participants are invited to embroider their own ancestral, present, and future paths onto the surface of a world map tapestry, which has been constructed with open source digital images mined from online museum collections. This free program will begin with a short conversation between the artist and curator Blair Murphy about the evolution of the project and the artist’s wider interest in identity, multiculturalism, personal histories, and institutional archives.*Space for this workshop is limited, please RSVP. More

Saturday, Mar. 16 @ 1pm | Arlington Arts Center, Virginia Square



Jane Franklin Dance Forty + Project

The March 2019 Forty+ Project, an eight class series Mar 19 - May 7, 2019, includes movement technique and rehearsals for new choreography for a concert performance. The session is led by choreographer Emily Crews, company member of Jane Franklin Dance and Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble. No previous experience required. More

Tuesday, Mar. 19 @ 11:30am | 3700 S. Four Mile Run, Four Mile Run

National Chamber Ensemble - The Viennese Classics

The Classical period, with its growing emphasis on the melody was the period where composers let their imaginations run free in a quest for balance between reason and emotion. Experience the musical period obsessed with clarity, balance and form, and the genius of the three masters all working in Vienna.  Includes works by giants of the Classical Era: Haydn's Piano Trio No.39 in G Major ''Gypsy'', Mozart's Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 32 in B flat Major K. 454, and Beethoven's Piano Trio Op.70 ''Ghost.'' 
A reception follows the performance. More

Saturday, Mar. 23 @ 7:30pm | Gunston Arts Center, Gunston Middle School



Spectacularly Solid

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. The resulting creations range from bold and bright, to muted and monotone. More

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


Community Arts Bannered

Bringing Awareness to the Veteran Suicide Criss Installation by Scott LoBaido

Patriot Artist Scott LoBaido has completed three cross country state tours since 2006 but his latest 22-13 Tour 2019, is his most important creative mission. Each day 22 of our Veterans die by their own hand. Scott has spent many year helping severely injured Veterans through his art. PTSD is the number one issue. This patriotic art tour is to heighten awareness to this criss and figure out how to bring the number to 0. The installation features light sculptures and symbolic images such as 22 empty pair of army boots and an inward facing number 22 outfitted in an American flag creating an empty heart. More

March 19 - 20 | American Legion Post 139, Virginia Square 


Cody Gallery presents Tactile Hallucinations

A tactile hallucination is a false sensation of physical contact with an imaginary object. The tactile sensory input generates a hallucinatory effect. The works in the exhibition, ether two dimensional or three dimensional objects, render textured surfaces that either simulate or inspire the sensory feeling of touch. They offer a palpable aesthetic that serve as a key to unlock familiar thoughts and feelings as well as create new observations. More

Opening Reception Friday, Mar. 29 @ 6 - 8pm; thru May 18 | Cody Gallery, Marymount University, N. Glebe Rd.


Gallery Underground presents Reef Connections - Underwater Photographs by Christy Gavitt

During March, the Arlington Artists Alliance is proud to present in our Focus Gallery “Reef Connections – Underwater Photographs” by Christy Gavitt. Also featured is painter Jane McElvany Coonce. Jane has been working with acrylics, oils, pastels and terra cotta in the art field for over 35 years. Her works are held by private and corporate collectors including the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, the International Country Club of Fairfax, Georgetown University and the Rickover Naval Academy.  More

thru March 29 | Gallery Underground, Crystal City