What to See in Arlington December 1-15

arts news update

December 1, 2021

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Arlington Chorale, What Sweeter Music

Arlington Chorale: What Sweeter Music

Join the Arlington Chorale for their season opener as they return to live performance! You'll hear arrangements of well-known seasonal songs like "The First Noel" and "Fum, Fum, Fum" interwoven with Eric Whitacre's "Sing Gently" and David Brunner's "I Am in Need of Music," celebrating the return to singing together. Featuring John Rutter's "What Sweeter Music" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," this concert is sure to get you in the holiday spirit! More


Moving Words Call for Poems


Moving Words: Call for Submissions

Moving Words makes poetry a part of daily life for commuters riding Arlington Transit (ART) by replacing advertising placards inside public buses with poems by local poets. From December 1st to January 15th, we are looking for poems of 10 lines or less that will be displayed inside ART buses between March and October, 2022. This year's competition will be judged by Arlington poet Courtney LeBlanc! More


What to See in Arlington December 1-15

How I Learned What I Learned, Avant Bard

Avant Bard: How I Learned What I Learned

Dec 1- 19 | Gunston Theatre Two | Long Branch Creek

From the late August Wilson, one of America’s greatest playwrights and creator of award-winning titles like Fences and Jitney, comes this autobiographical tour de force. Originally performed by Wilson himself, How I Learned What I Learned is a heartfelt theatrical memoir—charting one man’s journey of self-discovery through adversity, and what it means to be a black artist in America. More



Jane Franklin Dance: In Place

Dec 11-12 | Theatre on the Run | Green Valley

Jane Franklin Dance returns to in-person performances at Arlington’s Theatre on the Run with exciting new works by award-winning choreographers.  This mixed-bill promises an exciting evening of dance performed by some of the DMV’s finest movement artists. More


Jane Franklin Dance, In Place
Handmade Holiday Workshops


Arlington Arts Center: 

Handmade Holiday Workshop Series

Sat, Dec 11 | Arlington Arts Center | Virginia Square

From glowing luminaries to handmade notebooks, come get creative with us as we make something beautiful that can be a thoughtful gift for a friend, family member or just for yourself! Featuring workshops for children and adults. More



Arlington Philharmonic: Winter Dreams

Sun, Dec 12 | 4pm | Washington-Liberty High School | Virginia Square

Join for a concert of music celebrating the holiday season, live and in-person. More


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The Four Winds, Peter Han


The Four Winds Solo Art Show

Dec 9 -11 | WHINO | Ballston

Guardians of the four cardinal directions, represented by creatures appearing in the Chinese constellation; The Four Winds belong to classical Asian mythology that encompass a larger sphere of influence. The East Asian Sinosphere has many countries influenced by Chinese culture. This collection of work pulls similarly from that deep generational expanse of stories, art, religion, inventions, and social structures. Join for a reception on Dec 9, live sketching on Dec 10, and a lecture and Q&A on Dec 11. More



The Crossing Clarendon x Made in Arlington

Holiday Market

Sat, Dec 4 | 10am-4pm | The Crossing Clarendon | Clarendon

Holiday shopping gets local with makers and artisans from around the area at The Crossing Clarendon on Saturday December 4 from 10am-4pm. Gifts galore will be available for sale around the loop in this outdoor market. Get in the spirit! More


The Crossing Clarendon Holiday Market
Home is a place I move in: Dance Film Premiere

Home is a place I move in: Dance Film Premiere

Weds, Dec 8 | 7pm | virtual

Mason Arts at Home presents the premiere of Mason School of Dance alumna Julianne Kannan’s original dance film Home is a place I move in. Through the art of dance, Kannan invites audiences to meditate on the longing for familiarity within one’s own being and the need to find one’s home. More