What to See in Arlington Sept 2-15


September 2, 2021

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Rosslyn Jazz Fest 2021

Rosslyn Jazz

thru Sept 18 | Rosslyn

This September, we're reimagining Jazz Fest to bring three weeks of live music and celebrations to the neighborhood! Through a series of pop-up performances, a Jazz Supper Club and Jazz Fest in Gateway Park, we've expanded the Rosslyn Jazz Festival of years past to bring you more safe, exciting programming throughout the month of September. More

  • Thurs, Sept 9: Jazz Supper Club featuring Akua Allrich, Amuse at Hotel Le Méridien Arlington
  • Weds, Sept 15: Jazz Pop-Up Performance: Cristian Perez, Rosslyn Farmer's Market
  • Thurs, Sept 16: Jazz Pop-Up Performance: Kingman Island Orchestra, Continental Beer Garden
  • Sat, Sept 18: Jazz Fest 2021 featuring Three Man Soul Machine, Aaron Myers, and Sin Miedo, Gateway Park
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Lubber Run Spotlight Series

Sept 10-Oct 1 | Lubber Run Amphitheater | Arlington Forest

Join us for this special series spotlighting several of Arlington’s treasured resident performing arts ensembles. More

  • Fri, Sept 10 & 11, 7:30pm: Synetic Theater, Shhhhhakespeare Revue
  • Sat, Sept 11, 11am: Synetic Theater, The Miraculous Magical Balloon
  • Sun, Sept 12, 4pm: Arlington Philharmonic, Pops for Pets



Arlington Visual Arts Studio Tour (AVAST)

Sept 25-26 | 11am-5pm | various locations

Art lovers can visit the studios of 48 Arlington artists. At each location, visitors can meet the artist and see their work, processes and studio spaces, many of which are rarely open to the public. Different studios feature paintings, ceramics, metals, photography, and more. The weekend event will begin with a launch party on Fri, Sept 24, 5-7pm, at the Cody Gallery at Marymount University. More


Arlington Visual Arts Studio Tour
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The Director's Cut: The Arts Get Back To Business

September normally marks the start of the Fall Arts Season, but as we all have learned during the past 18 months, very little is ‘business as usual.’ With some innovation and a lot of collaboration, the arts move forward with some new twists. More

What to See in Arlington Sept 2-15

BMDC Final Season Performance

Bowen McCauley Dance Company

25th and Final Season Performance

Sept 14 | 7pm | Kennedy Center

Celebrate the final performance of BMDC's closing season at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. The evening features music by Composer Erberk Eryilmaz and Nikola Glassl along with the U.S. debut of guest artist Manish Chauhan. All dance pieces will be performed with live music to create a visceral experience with their professional company dancers in a memorable farewell to Season 25 and the organization. More


Arlington Artists Alliance: Travels


Arlington Artists Alliance: Travels

thru Sept 24 | Gallery Underground | National Landing

Gallery Underground presents Travels, an all-member exhibition in which artists were tasked with creating works based on their travels - both real and imagined. These works take us on journeys from seascapes to cityscapes, mountains to deserts and even artists' own back yards, in addition to depictions of planes, trains and automobiles. More



Jane Franklin Dance: Saturday Adult Classes (Beginning/Intermediate)

Sept 11-Oct 30 | Saturdays | 10am-11:30am | 3700 S Four Mile Run | Green Valley

Explore dance technique framed through Jane Franklin’s experience as an educator and choreographer. Exercises provide a pathway to build and maintain physical abilities such as balance, range of motion, strength, coordination and expressiveness. Enroll for the series or select a single class at any time. More



Jane Franklin Dance

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Fridays at the Fountain

thru Oct 29 | Crystal City Water Park | National Landing

This outdoor concert series features local bands and musicians and is free to attend. Reserve your spot now and enjoy great live music under the stars with your family and friends. Join on Sept 10 for Lubber Run favorite Veronneau. More


Arlington Festival of the Arts


Arlington Festival of the Arts

Sept 4-5 | Highland and Washington Blvd | Clarendon

Curated artists from across the country come to Clarendon for a two day event with a wide variety of mediums. From classical painting to modern art, pottery to jewelry, and everything in between, these talented artists bring color. light and joy to our neighborhood. Join Labor Day weekend for this unique and vibrant event. More