What to See in Arlington July 8-21


July 8, 2021

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Chris Pierce

Lubber Run Amphitheater Summer Concert Series

July 9-August 15 | Lubber Run Amphitheater | Arlington Forest

Lubber Run is back! Come on out and come back to Lubber Run, reopening for the first time since 2019! Blues singer-songwriter Chris Pierce performs at the re-opening of the free Lubber Run Amphitheater Summer Concert Series. The series runs from Friday, July 9 through Aug 15, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 11am. More


Fri, July 9: Chris Pierce

Sat, July 10: Veronneau

Sun, July 11: Encore Stage & Studio


Fri, July 16: Avant Bard

Sat, July 17: JoGo Project

Sun, July 18: Levine School of Music


Words Matter


Arlington Art Truck

Words Matter by Justyne Fischer

thru Aug 8 | multiple locations

Share positivity through the written word using a zine guide and postcard kit with woodcut portraits by Arlington printmaker Justyne Fischer. To inspire you, the artist selected five prominent women educators and activists of varying backgrounds that reflect Arlington’s diversity. Pick up a free kit in Spanish or English at the Arlington Art Truck, or request a kit online. More

  • Fri, July 9: 5-8pm, Lubber Run Community Center opening event
  • Thurs, July 15: 3-7pm, Tyrol Hill Park
  • Weds, July 21: 10am-1 pm, July Supply Swap outside Central Library

Talk with the Artist: Foon Sham and the Maze of Knowledge

Weds, July 14 | 6:30-8pm | via Zoom

Foon Sham, a D.C.-area sculptor, has two works in the Arlington Public Art collection – Ridge at Oakland Park and Aya at Bennett Park Art Atrium. In this upcoming artist talk, Foon is joined by Angela Adams, director, Arlington Public Art, to discuss his installation at the National Building Museum, his other work, and the important role of art in the public realm. More

Foon Sham's "Maze of Knowledge"

What to See in Arlington July 8-21

Emily Fussner: Even a Parking Lot is Beautiful at Dawn

Arlington Arts Center

Emily Fussner: Even a Parking Lot is Beautiful at Dawn Artist Talk

Sat, July 10 | 2-3pm | Arlington Arts Center | Virginia Square

Join AAC and resident artist Emily Fussner for an artist talk in conjunction with Even a Parking Lot is Beautiful at Dawn, a solo exhibition of Emily’s work on view in AAC’s Wyatt Resident Artists Gallery. Registration is required and capacity is limited. More


Study Japanese in Arlington: Tanabata Festival

July 10-11 | First Presbyterian Arlington | Virginia Square

This hybrid virtual and in-person event combines a Virtual Art Seminar on July 10 about Tanabata and the ways it has been represented in Japanese art, and the family-friendly in-person festival on July 11. Festival activities include origami, calligraphy, yukata dressing, kendama, 
tanzaku Wish Writing, and a sticker passport. More

Tanabata Festival

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Christylez Bacon

Arlington Public Library

Human Beatbox - A performance by hip hop artist Christylez Bacon!

Weds, July 14 | 5-6:30pm | outside Aurora Hills Branch Library | Aurora Highlands

Come for a fun Summer event to celebrate the Arlington Public Library Summer Reading Challenge. Christylez Bacon, GRAMMY nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist, combines rhyming, storytelling and interactive call and response choruses with diverse instrumentation to deliver a message of cultural acceptance & unification blending traditional elements of musical styles from jazz to hip-hop. The Library Truck will also be there! There will be an interactive Community Comment Wall and a table full of fun giveaways as well. More


Columbia Pike Drive-In Movie Nights

Columbia Pike Drive-in Movie Nights

thru Aug 28 | Arlington Career Center | Arlington Heights

Pull up to the new Columbia Pike Drive-In Movie Nights for some retro-style family fun! All movies start at sunset and are shown in English with Spanish subtitles unless otherwise noted. More


July 10: The Addams Family

July 17: The Farewell