What to See in Arlington Dec 15-Jan 6


December 15, 2020

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Visual Verse

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.

Using the latest projection technology, Visual Verse brings a diverse array of poets literally into the public square. Poetry is an art form found in all cultures, languages and countries. As part of our ongoing response to COVID-19, Arlington Arts strives to foster community connection to arts and culture using delivery models that are safe in a time when traditional gatherings are not possible. The projections will occur at four different outdoor locations in Arlington each Wednesday evening from 6 to 9pm in December. More

  • Dec 16 (rain/snow date: Dec 17) - Poem by Holly Karapetkova: Lyon Village Shopping Center, 3133 Lee Hwy
  • Dec 23 - Poem by Joy Harjo: Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave


"There Is Another Sky" by Spencer Finch



Public Art by Spencer Finch is Coming to the New Columbia Pike Transit Stations

Public art is a tool for placemaking, creating meaningful connections between people and places important to civic life. Spencer Finch often draws inspiration from colors and moments in time. You can help him get to know Columbia Pike and the community by sharing a memory and a color you associate with Columbia Pike. The colors and memories shared through this engagement will influence the final artwork. More

thru Dec 17 | online




Current Work: Walter Hood

Walter Hood, the artist and landscape architect who has designed John Robinson, Jr. Town Square in Green Valley, is featured as part of Current Work, a lecture series with The Architectural League of New York featuring leading figures in the worlds of architecture, urbanism, design, and art. Hood will be speaking about his current projects, including the Town Square in Green Valley. More

Tues, Dec 15 | 7 to 8:30pm | online


Town Square in Green Valley

What to See in Arlington

Dashing Through the Snow...



Arlington Chorale: Dashing Through the Snow...

For Fall 2020 the Arlington Chorale is excited to collaborate with the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia to present Dashing Through the Snow… A Virtual Holiday Concert Featuring the Arlington Chorale. This concert will include familiar carols such as “Joy to the World” and “Silent Night”, as well as beautiful holiday songs from Romania and Poland. Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Ralph Vaughan Williams is a glorious medley of many beloved tunes and is sure to get you and your family in the mood for the holiday season! More

Dec 19-26 | online




Educational Theatre Company: Royal Ribbit

ETC with McKinley Elementary School is proud to present an original musical created completely virtually by 2nd through 5th grade students. Royal Ribbit is the students' own spin on the classic tale of the "Frog Prince." When the four ruling queens of a queendom decide to throw themselves a birthday party (not on their birthday) and insist that everyone else do the work, the local magical beings set out to teach them a lesson! With royal guests on the way, overworked villagers, and a party looming, the queens find themselves in a slimy situation that only true kindness can reverse. Watch live on YouTube or visit Facebook after Dec 18 to view. More

Thurs, Dec 17 | 7pm | streaming on YouTube


Royal Ribbit
A Winter Star


Encore Stage & Studio: A Winter Star

Enjoy a winter adventure unlike any other! Join winterland creatures on their epic journey as they search for the missing star to bring light back to their world!

This play will share the holiday spirit through an outdoor, immersive experience. Driving from scene to scene, our car audience will be engaged in the magical mystery of the missing star. You will help to unlock its true power of hope and light which can be found in all of us! More

Dec 20-30 | parking lot of Temple Rodef Shalom | Falls Church



The Arlington Players: It's A Wonderful Life: a radio play

Frank Capra’s 1946 classic Christmas story about a man who is brought to the brink of despair only to be shown that his life of sacrifice and service is both important and full of joy. Joe Landry’s radio adaptation condenses the story while preserving the great dialogue and memorable scenes from the film. More

Sat, Dec 19 | 6pm | live and streaming on WERA 96.7 FM


It's A Wonderful Life

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Art on the Line


Busboys and Poets presents Art On The Line: Artistic Expressions of Hanukkah

Join Busboys and Poets' Art Curator, Carol Rhodes Dyson, for "Art on the Line: Conversations About Creativity, Culture and Change", an online conversation with local and international artists discussing a different topic each week. Join the discussion on the Feast of Lights with Judybeth Greene and the power of uplifting messages in the art of Lea Craigie Marshall, Brenda Chandler and Goodloe Byron. More

Weds, Dec 16 | 6-7:30 pm | via Facebook Live



Rosslyn Wanderland

Go on a holiday adventure and find magic across the neighborhood! The Rosslyn BID has set up seven touchless Wanderland stations across the neighborhood filled with holiday cheer. At each station, there will be a pink circle with a QR code that you can scan with your phone's camera for a magical holiday experience. Start your adventure near Gateway Park on the esplanade along Lynn Street, where the Luminous Bodies glow after sunset like your very own NYE fireworks display! More

thru Sun, Dec 10 | Rosslyn


Rosslyn Wanderland