What to See in Arlington Nov 12-30


November 12, 2020

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Moving Words 2020

Moving Words Poetry Competition

Deadline is this Sunday, November 15!

Moving Words makes poetry a part of daily life for commuters riding Arlington Transit (ART) by replacing advertising placards inside public buses with poems by local poets. Juried by Arlington County Poet Laureate Holly Karapetkova, the competition is open to poets in the DC Metro area who are ages 18 or older. The six winning poets will have their poems displayed inside Arlington ART Buses for three months between January and June 2021 and will receive a $250 honorarium. More


GRUMP at Home


GRUMP at Home

A Curated Online Holiday Arts & Crafts Market

Even a pandemic cannot keep a good yeti down. GRUMP has been Arlington's holiday go-to for the last ten years for unique, unusual, holiday gifts and treasures and this year is no different. While you may not be able to hug the yetis in real life, GRUMP, in addition to the over 50 unique makers, is planning fun, interactive activities like Yeti Bingo, artist studio tours, Yeti Tarot Readings and…the best surprise, YETI DELIVERY! More

Nov 27 - Dec 1 | online



Arts Enterprise Institute Fall Workshops

The Arts Enterprise Institute Fall Classes are Virtual! Upcoming classes include Social Media Strategies 1: How to Start Sharing Online, and Social Media Strategies 2: How to Create Better Online EngagementMore

Nov 12 and 17 | via Zoom



Coming Soon! Visual Verse

The Nation’s 23rd Poet Laureate Joy Harjo joins Arlington Poet Laureate Holly Karapetkova and two other regional poets laureate whose poems will be projected onto large, highly-visible edifices as part of Visual Verse. Their work will be brought to life by noted artist Robin Bell. Allowing the public to partake of a shared literary experience in a safe, socially distanced manner, the projections will occur at four different outdoor locations in Arlington each Wednesday evening in December. More

Wednesdays | Dec 2-23 | 6-9pm | multiple locations


Visual Verse

What to See in Arlington

Prologue Theatre: Secret Hour


Prologue Theatre: Secret Hour

Secret Hour asks the question: Is your greatest ethical responsibility to yourself or to others? In it, playwright Jenny Stafford explores ethics, morality, parenthood, womanhood, and right versus wrong - among other topics.

FOREWORD: A New Works Series was born out of the desire to employ artists and create artistic work in the community during a time when live theatre is not an option for many.​ Each month a new creative team will come together with the playwright for two weeks to workshop the play culminating in a virtual reading. More

Fri, Nov 13 | 8pm | via Zoom



Arlington Arts Center: SOLOS 2020 Artist Talk

Join Amanda Jirón-Murphy, Interim Exhibitions Director and Blair Murphy, Acting Executive Director, this Thursday at 6pm on Zoom for the second SOLOS 2020 artist talk. Artists Constance Simon, Heidi Zenisek and Rebecca Rivas-Rogers will talk about their artistic practice and the pieces that are currently on view at AAC. More

Thurs, Nov 12 | 6-7:30pm | via Zoom


AAC: SOLOs Artist Talk
TAP: Voices of Hope


The Arlington Players

Voices of Hope: a digital cabaret

Filled with uplifting music and a talented cast, this one hour show allows us to come together in these challenging times -- even though we can't be together in person. You'll even see an encore performance from TAP's WATCH Award-winning production The Hunchback of Notre Dame featuring Alex Bryce and Alden Michels. No tickets required! Just check out TAP's YouTube channel to watch the stream. More

Nov 14-22 | streaming live on YouTube


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Jazz4Justice is an award-winning annual concert presented by Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) and George Mason University Jazz Studies. This year's celebration concert will be a virtual highlight of Mason Jazz students and faculty. Jazz4Justice™ is a truly unique event where attorneys, judges, students and members of the Northern Virginia community gather to celebrate their love of jazz. More

Fri, Nov 20 | 8pm | Streaming live online



Loving Local: Lee Highway Holiday Market

The Small Business Saturday Outdoor Market will feature Studio 10 artists painting plein air, local band Bella and Wayland, Sun & Moon Yoga studio to help everyone breathe, stretch, and connect, and local businesses offering specials and discounts. More

Sat, Nov 28 | 11am-3pm | Cherrydale Shopping Center


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Pamela Woolford




Marymount University's 2020 Bisson Lecture in the Humanities: Pamela Woolford

Woolford is a filmmaker, writer, and performer -- three forms of a storyteller -- specializing in creative nonfiction stories, fiction inspired by true-life stories, and fiction inspired by the history of a people. Her work is especially concerned with the lives of black women and girls and others whose joy, history, and inner life are underexplored in American media and popular art. All are welcome to attend! More

Weds, Nov 18 | 6:30-8:30pm | via Zoom