What to See in Arlington February 13-26


February 13, 2019

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National Chamber Ensemble: Swingin' Sweethearts Day

Sure to be a season highlight, don't miss the Valentine's Salute to the legendary Benny Goodman, featuring clarinetist Julian Milkis. Goodman's only student and renowned protege performs some of his mentors most popular jazz and classical compositions with NCE. Reception to follow. More

Sat., Feb. 15 | 7:30 pm | Gunston Theatre One | Long Branch Creek


National Chamber Ensemble: Swingin' Sweethearts


Arlington Seeks 2020-2022 Poet Laureate

Arlington’s poet laureate will serve as an advocate for poetry and the literary arts and will advance Arlingtonians’ consciousness and appreciation of poetry in its written and spoken forms. Apply by March 24, 2020 at 5:00pm. More

Poet Laureate Open Call 2020


Poeta Laureado 2020-2022 Convocatoria de Presentaciones

El Poeta Laureado sirve como defensor de la poesía y las artes literarias y trabaja para promover la conciencia y la apreciación de la poesía en los residentes de Arlington en sus formas escritas y orales. El programa Poeta Laureado es administrado por la División de Asuntos Culturales de Desarrollo Económico de Arlington en asociación con la Biblioteca Pública de Arlington.  La convocatoria para el Poeta Laureado 2020 ya está abierta, con una fecha límite de solicitud final del 24 de marzo de 2020 a las 5:00 p. m. solo se aceptan solicitudes a través de arlington.slideroom.com  Más


What to See in Arlington February 13-26

Vista of Georgetown by Jane Coonce

Arlington Artists Alliance: New Landscapes

The latest collection of work in the Focus Gallery, New Landscapes, are moments where the artists stopped and noticed. Scenes of the world around us, landscapes and cityscapes – of local, national, and international locations, are presented in all media by member artists of Gallery Underground. More

thru Feb. 29 | Gallery Underground | Crystal City



Signature Theatre

Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes

World Premiere Comedy

Marian, the matriarch of a far-flung Jewish family, had happily settled into retirement life with her new husband Richard. However, when a pregnant niece, the troubled boy next door and a distressed daughter with a secret show up at her door, Marian’s empty nest ends up a little fuller than she imagined.

This firecracker play by DC area playwright Dani Stoller takes the dysfunction, puts it back in the family, then gives it a hilarious—and subversive—stir. More

Feb. 18-Mar. 29 | Signature Theatre | Shirlington


Signature: Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes


Jane Franklin Dance: Master Series with Meredith Barnes

Study movement and technique with Meredith Barnes through a 5 class Master Series. Explore structured exercises that address articulation, balance, range of motion, strength, coordination and mental agility. Drop-in for a class or enroll for a series. You may select a single class at any time during the course of the series. More

Saturdays, Feb. 22-Mar. 21 | 9:30am | 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr. | Green Valley


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The Renegade

New Live Music Venue Featuring Local Bands

The Renegade is a a two-story combination restaurant, coffee shop and live music venue in Clarendon. It is a new spot for chef Patrick Crump, who says, “This definitely [isn't] your traditional bar and grill. A renegade is someone who rejects the conventional, and I think the neighborhood is ready for something new and different.”

The Renegade is open seven days a week and has a 20-foot stage for live music. Some featured shows include:

Acoustic Wednesday: Top local acoustic acts on stage every Wednesday from 7:30pm-11pm.

La Unica: La Unica brings its patented mashup of music styles to the stage on the second Thursday of every month. Enjoy original and familiar music from America's only Irish Latin Rock band alongside awesome food from around the world!



Yasmin Williams


Musician Showcase: Yasmin Williams

NPR-featured, highly acclaimed acoustic fingerstyle guitarist Yasmin Williams will perform imaginative music with an unorthodox, modern style of playing.

RSVP for an event reminder; attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. More

Sun., Feb. 16 | 4pm | Columbia Pike Branch Library | Columbia Pike



Marymount University - Barry Gallery

Naomi Chung: Gardens Past

Chung’s work often depicts elements in nature, including fields, trees, oceans, and flowers. The paintings in this exhibition are a selection of works in which she concentrates on shifting perspectives and her studio process. She considers what a bee or bird might see or experience, freeing herself of static representation and immersing in saturated colors, varied shapes, and fluctuating patterns. More

thru Feb. 29 | The Barry Gallery | Woodland Acres


"Red Lilies" by Naomi Chung

Census 2020

Ways to Respond

There are three ways to respond to the 2020 Census. 

By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding: online, by phone and by mail.

In mid-March, households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census.