What to See in Arlington Jan 28-Feb 24


January 28, 2020

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Russian Valentine

Russian Valentine

National Chamber Ensemble's February concert highlights the great romantic music of Russia, including Borodin's String Quartet No.2, featuring some of the most lush and famous melodies of all Russian music, Tchaikovsky's Overture Fantasy "Romeo and Juliet" as well as his popular "Serenade For Strings". A perfect way to spend time with your loved ones. The performance will also present an exciting new collaboration and premiere with the Bowen McCauley Dance Company.

The concert will be recorded on February 13 and available to watch on February 20. All ticket holders will receive a link to the exclusive video performance plus an invitation to a Zoom Virtual Wine and Cheese reception and live conversation with the artists. More

Available to view starting Feb 20 | online


Online Shops - A Dozen Ways to Sell Your Art


Arts Enterprise Institute Spring Workshops

The AEI spring semester continues with workshops by instructor Sharmila Karamchandani, local graphic designer and artist-entrepreneur. Learn about indoor and outdoor photography using smartphone technology, as well as how to move your artistic practice to virtual spaces and discover different ways to sell art online. More

  • Feb 2: Smartphone Photography - How to Use Your Phone to Take Great Photos
  • Feb 16: Online Shops - A Dozen Ways to Sell Your Art During the Pandemic 

11am-1pm | via Zoom


Jason Horowitz's "North Lincoln Street, Arlington, Virginia"

New Addition to Portable Works Collection

North Lincoln Street, Arlington, Virginia by local artist Jason Horowitz now hangs in the lobby of Bozman Government Center. From Horowitz’s Re/Seen series, the photograph was taken in the artist’s neighborhood and created using the Photo Sphere/Street View app and his smartphone’s camera. As Horowitz states, “Instead of depicting the world in a realistic documentary fashion, my camera becomes a tool for bending space and time to create immersive abstract views….” The Portable Works Collection consists of original wall-hung art by regional artists placed throughout the public areas of County buildings. More


What to See in Arlington

JFD: Sense of Place Rhythm and Sound

Jane Franklin Dance: Sense of Place Rhythm and Sound

Tune in to a live stream performance from the Athenaeum, a gallery of fine arts and a performance venue in Alexandria. The architecture of the historical building invites curiosity, and “Sense of Place” is about exploring the building itself and reacting to both structure and limitations, with mobile webcams following the dancers throughout the physical boundaries. Michael Spears’ art exhibition "The Sight of Rhythm and Melody", inspired by R&B and the Black Lives Matter movement, motivates dances that respond to his “Untitled” series of five paintings. Jane Franklin Dance juxtaposes dancers with these early works that generate hope and a positive message for a better tomorrow. Registration required. More

Sat, Jan 30 | 7pm | via Zoom


Dreams and Nightmares


Arlington Artists' Alliance: Dreams and Nightmares

In this all-media national juried exhibition artists were tasked with interpreting the theme, from the beautiful and sublime to the dark and twisted. Juried by DC sculptor Emily Francisco, the works chosen from around the country range from dreamy and figurative abstracts and humorous daydreams, to eerie landscapes and depictions of terrifying, living-nightmare psychotic episodes. More

Feb 1-26 | Gallery Underground | National Landing



Prologue Theatre: The Whole Shebang

The Whole Shebang by Jason Odell Williams poses the question: "Facts are facts. On that, we agree. Or do we?"

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 and post-show discussion. More

Fri, Feb 12 | 8pm | via Zoom


The Whole Shebang
Signature Theatre: Virtual Masterclass: Personalizing the Song with Nova Y. Payton


Signature Theatre: Virtual Masterclass: Learn - Personalizing the Song with Nova Y. Payton

Vocal powerhouse Nova Y. Payton (Signature’s Assassins, Shakespeare Theatre’s The Amen Corner) coaches a group of pre-selected students on how to make a song your own. Watch how Nova guides up and-coming actors and gain insights from the best in the business. This class is suitable for aspiring actors, college students and general audiences. More

Feb 4 | 7pm | online


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ASL Poetry Open Mic


Busboys and Poets: Virtual ASL Poetry Open Mic Hosted by DJ SupaLee

By popular demand, ASL Open Mic is back! But we have to adapt. On this night, we are going to come together online and continue the monthly ASL poetry tradition. COVID-19 will not stop us from coming together to share our most precious art and culture. This is an opportunity for ASL signers from all over the globe to participate in the magic. More

Fri, Jan 29 | 9pm | via Zoom



Arlington Public Library: Jenny Offill in Conversation with Library Director Diane Kresh

Join for a conversation with acclaimed fiction writer Jenny Offill about her latest work "Weather," a “darkly funny and urgent” (NPR) tour de force about a family, and a nation, in crisis. An Arlington Reads Signature Author Event. More

Thurs, Feb 18 | 7-8pm | Facebook Live and YouTube


Jenny Offill in Conversation with Library Director Diane Kresh
Author Talk with A. Kendra Greene


Arlington Public Library: Author Talk with A. Kendra Greene: "The Museum of Whales You Will Never See"

Join Arlington Public Library to celebrate travel writing. A. Kendra Greene, author of "The Museum of Whales You Will Never See", will join for a Zoom discussion of her book. Mythic creatures, natural wonders, and the mysterious human impulse to collect are on beguiling display in this poetic tribute to the museums of an otherworldly island nation. You don't have to read the book to join, but it is encouraged. More

Tues, Feb 2 | 7-8pm | via Zoom