What to See in Arlington July 30-August 12


July 30, 2020

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Lubber Run Live on WERA

Lubber Run LIVE on WERA 96.7 FM

Enjoy live performances and discussions broadcast weekly with host Ken Avis (The Antidote). More

August 1: Justin Jones

The music of Washington, D.C. based singer-songwriter Justin Jones has been described by The Washington Post as “electrified country and roots-rock that leaves plenty of space for Jones to hold court…like Dave Grohl when at full throttle and Townes Van Zandt when at ease.” The Virginia native has toured North America and headlined popular venues such as The Hamilton and the 9:30 Club.

August 8: Lauren Calve

Washington, D.C. area singer-songwriter, guitar and lap steel player Lauren Calve has brought vital new energy to the Americana scene. On her latest EP, Wildfire, Calve delves into complex issues ranging from the increased polarization and divisiveness prevalent in the US and around the world, corporate greed and their role in both the climate crisis and gun violence, women’s’ stories that are dominating public consciousness, and even the precarity of online dating.

Saturdays | 5-6pm | 96.7 FM (live streaming on wera.fm)

Dark Star Park Day


Dark Star Park Day Livestream

Don't miss the Rosslyn favorite tradition that only comes around once a year! Every August 1st at 9:32 am, Nancy Holt’s Dark Star Park aligns with the sun. Shadows cast by the spheres and poles of this landmark outdoor sculpture align with their permanent forms on the ground, marking the moment of Rosslyn’s founding. This year, start your Saturday morning with a livestream of the shadow alignment via Facebook Live so you can safely and comfortably watch from wherever you are. More

Sat, Aug 1 | 9:15-9:45am | Rosslyn BID Facebook


Greetings from Our Microbiome!

Arlington Art Truck Virtual Art Activation

Shelly Smith is an artist who studies aquatic micro-organisms and natural waterways. For the Arlington Art Truck, she designed the “Greetings From Our Microbiome!” postcard series, which feature illustrations of the microscopic creatures that live in local bodies of water. Watch Shelly on social media as she creates the postcards, collects water samples and explores different bodies of water in Arlington, Virginia. More

thru Aug 31 | Arlington Art Truck Instagram | Arlington Arts: Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter


Greetings from Our Microbiome!

What to See in Arlington

Gallery Underground: Unleashed



Arlington Artists Alliance: Unleashed

Gallery Underground presents Unleashed, a national exhibition juried by Joseph Toole. The show sought submissions of works with either a literal interpretation of setting free or setting in motion, or a more figurative response to the theme. The show features works from all over the country in a variety of media including paintings, photography, glass, fiber art and mixed media. More

Please note that Gallery Underground is now open Mon-Fri from 10am-6pm at 50% capacity, with safety precautions in effect. Masks must be warn and social distancing practiced in the gallery.

Aug 1-31 | Gallery Underground | National Landing



Signature Theatre: Contemporary Musical Theater Dance Class

Signature Theatre

Virtual Dance Class: Contemporary Musical Theater

DC Choreographer and performer Ashleigh King (Signature’s Hairspray; Choreographer of Woolly Mammoth’s Fairview, Keegan Theatre’s Legally Blonde) teaches a class in contemporary musical theater. In the style of choreographers Camille A. Brown (NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Broadway’s Once on this Island) and Karla Garcia, Ashleigh blends the aesthetics of today’s popular movement with the storytelling and precision of classic musical theater. More

Aug 6 | 7pm | via Zoom



Encore Stage & Studio: In-Person Summer Camps

Join Encore for a new in-person, outdoor summer camp series "Let's Get Moving - Mind, Body and Imagination"! Small groups of students 6 to 11 years old will enjoy movement, theatre games and crafts led by Encore’s teaching artists. Encore is excited to provide an opportunity for students to spend (socially distanced) time with friends and activate their creativity! More

Weekly sessions thru Sept 4 | 4000 Lorcom Lane | Donaldson Run


Encore In-Person Summer Camps

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Fridays at the Fountain

Fridays at the Fountain

Your favorite weekly live music series is going virtual! Tune in for an hour of live music streamed right to your home. The series kicks off with a performance by Arlington band Practically Einstein. More

Fridays, Aug 7-Sept 25 | 7-8pm | National Landing BID's Facebook, Instagram and YouTube pages


Synetic Serves: AFAC Virtual Party in the Park

Join the National Landing BID for a Party in the Park in honor of the Synetic Serves: AFAC Campaign! Tune in for a one-of-a-kind live-stream event featuring performances from The Lion's Den, Covenant Babatunde, Maria Simpkins, Scott Brown, and Vato Tsikurishvili. More

Sun, Aug 1 | 2pm | Synetic Theater's Facebook page


Synetic Serves: Virtual Party in the Park
Quaranzine Art Club: Do It for the Zine


Quaranzine Art Club: Do It for the Zine

Join members of the Arlington Public Library Quaranzine editorial team for a virtual art-making party! You'll also have a chance to meet other Arlingtonians who've been published in Quaranzine. Bring whatever you're working on, bring your lunch, bring your best stories. Quaranzine Art Club meets every first Friday of the month, for as long as Quaranzine is being published. More

Friday, Aug 7 | 12p-1pm | via Zoom


Arlington Public Library's Escapism Book Club

Discussion with Author Uzma Jalaluddin

Take an escape with a romantic comedy that has been called "a modern-day Muslim Pride and Prejudice for a new generation of love". Get to know author Uzma Jalaluddin, who will be joining for a Zoom discussion of her book. The Escapism Book Club meets every two weeks, but new members are always welcome. You don't have to read the book to join, but it is encouraged. More

Weds, Aug 12 | 12-1pm | via Zoom

Ayesha at Last


Are you an artist? Our Artist Opportunities website has various calls for artists and employment opportunities in the D.C. area and sometimes beyond. The page is frequently updated, and you can also sign up to receive alerts via email. More