What to See in Arlington Sept 29-Oct 12


September 29, 2021

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The Renaming of Langston Boulevard

Celebrating the Renaming of Arlington's Langston Boulevard

Join for FREE events to celebrate the renaming of Langston Boulevard and learn about the corridor's significant and prevalent history. More

  • Sat, Oct 2, 10-11:30am: Walking Tour with the President of the John M. Langston Civic Association
  • Sat, Oct 2, 11am-3pm: Fall Festival featuring live music, food trucks, the R.E.A.D. book bus, children's performance by Synetic Theater, plein air art by the Arlington Artists Alliance and a multitude of other fun and free activities.
  • Oct 2-31: Art Gallery of Local Black Artists. Lynn Coates, Barry Keith, Justyne Fischer, and Reshea Deloatch will show their pieces honoring local heroes and impactful businesses and buildings.

Langston Boulevard Zine: The Langston Boulevard Zine brings the history, stories and character of Langston Boulevard to life through illustrations by artist Liz Nugent. View and request your own copy of the Zine online


Reveal of New Mural: Local muralist KaliQ Crosby has created a mural honoring John M. Langston and his legacy. Come visit Sport Fair to see the completed mural!

  Langston Boulevard Mural

Chromatic Curiosity  


Arlington Art Truck: Chromatic Curiosity

thru Oct 31 | various locations

Capture the excitement and wonder of a child with a magnifying glass and re-envision the world around you: Chromatic Curiosity provides visitors with a collection of shaped mirrors and colored lenses to creatively explore their surroundings. More

  • Sat, Oct 2, 10am-2pm: Barcroft Park
  • Sat, Oct 4, 8am-12pm: Lubber Run Farmer's Market


Lubber Run Spotlight Series

Fri, Oct 1 | Lubber Run Amphitheater | Arlington Forest

Join us for this special series spotlighting several of Arlington’s treasured resident performing arts ensembles. On Fri, Oct 1, Jane Franklin Dance presents The View From Here, a program of new and recent works that resonate Lubber Run Amphitheatre. More


  Jane Franklin Dance
Music by the Metro  


Music by the Metro

Wednesdays | 5:30 pm | Clarendon Metro Park | Clarendon

The Clarendon Alliance proudly presents the Music by the Metro - Clarendon Concert Series. Join for four weeks of FREE concerts! More

  • Sept 29: The Carly Harvey Experience
  • Oct 6: The 19th Street Band
  • Oct 13: Sol Roots Band
  • Oct 20: The Fuss


Public Art: Fire Lines and Sky Column

Check out our two new works of public art!

Fire Lines by David and Eli Hess at Arlington County Fire Station 10 More

Sky Column by Douglas Hollis at Long Bridge Aquatics and Fitness Center More


What to See in Arlington Sept 29-Oct 12

The Madness of Poe

Synetic Theater: The Madness of Poe

Oct 11-31 | Synetic Theater | National Landing

Join Synetic back in the theater for an evening of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic stories envisioned as a kaleidoscopic tapestry of terror. Featuring a re-imagining of their 2007 hit adaptation of “The Fall of the House of Usher” plus other tales from the inventor of American horror, “The Madness of Poe” is suspenseful, sinister, sensual – classic Synetic in every way. More


Gallery Underground: Water  

Arlington Artists Alliance: Water

Oct 1-29 | Gallery Underground | National Landing

Presented in the Focus Gallery is a solo show of large-scale acrylics by artist Barry Barnett Keith. Keith chose water as a theme because "water is a symbol for me of striving for constant production and creativity, of living and breathing art for as long as possible." Join on Fri, Oct 1 from 5 to 7pm for an opening reception. More


Avant Bard: Scripts in Play Festival

Oct 8-24 | Gunston Theatre 2 | Long Branch Creek

The Scripts in Play Festival is a showcase of exciting new plays by rising playwrights. These staged readings are a Pay-What-You-Can event, and no reservations required. More

  • Oct 8, 10The Resting Soul of Galileo by Katie Ganem
  • Oct. 21, 23: The Peachlander by Lyra Yang
    Oct. 22, 24: The Tragedians by Maegan Clearwood
  The Peachlander

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Salsa Sip & Mingle

Weds, Sept 29 | 5-7pm | Ballston Quarter Plaza | Ballston

Join the Ballston BID in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month! Come meet new colleagues, residents and members of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at the first Sip & Mingle Happy Hour of the year. Enjoy the DJ, free salsa lessons, sangria, food tastings in Quarter Market, and more! More


  Salsa Sup & Mingle
National Landing Oktoberfest  


National Landing Oktoberfest

Sat, Oct 2 | 12-4pm | Crystal Dr & 33rd St S | National Landing

From live bands and crisp German Lagers to a Barktoberfest dog-run for pup-friendly activities and a variety of games and rides to entertain all ages, this event has a little something for everyone. So, break out your lederhosen, and come enjoy the fall weather, as well as a variety of food trucks and vendors serving traditional (and not-so-traditional) German fare. More