What to See in Arlington June 9-22

arts news update

June 9, 2022

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Signature Theatre Under the Stars

Lubber Run Summer Concert Series Opening Weekend

June 10-August 14 | Lubber Run Amphitheater | Arlington Forest

Arlington’s hidden-gem returns for a full-season in 2022! Arlington’s Tony Award® winning Signature Theatre offers a cabaret evening with some of the regions most beloved vocalists to kick-off the series on Fri, June 10. Opening Weekend continues with jazz vocalist Aaron Myers and concludes with the Grammy Award®-winning husband and wife duo Dan + Claudia Zanes in a morning of songs for the whole family! The series runs Friday, June 10 through August 14, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 11:00 am.  More



Join for the second weekend of the Lubber Run Summer Concert Series June 17 & 18! Visit Friday night for Stacy Brooks, the "DC Queen of the Blues". On Saturday, check out the fiery five-piece band Bumper Jacksons as they elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, playful style. More


Bumper Jacksons

2022 Columbia Pike Blues Fest


Columbia Pike Blues Festival 25th Anniversary

Sat, June 18 | 1-8:30pm | S. Walter Reed Dr. & Columbia Pike

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary with its first fully in-person event since the pandemic, vocalist Shemekia Copeland (2021 Blues Foundation “Entertainer of the Year”) headlines The Columbia Pike Blues Festival on Saturday June 18. The special anniversary lineup will showcase a full lineup of blues, R&B, and funk performers of national and regional note, including: Eric Scott, Robbin Kapsalis & Vintage #18, Shakin' Woods, and Anthony “Swamp dog” Clark. More



Arlington Art Truck: Interconnected Roots by Edgar Reyes

thru July 24 | various locations

Contribute to a collaborative work of art that highlights the beauty of biodiversity and reflect on ways we can support efforts in creating an inclusive community. By painting colors that express your identity within a pattern inspired by traditional weaving patterns from his homeland of Mexico, artist Edgar Reyes leads participants on an exploration of what is native and non-native - not only in plant, bird, and insect species, but also about his own journey as an American with Indigenous and European roots. More

  • Sat, June 11, 8am-12pm: Arlington Farmers Market
  • Fri, June 17, 3-7pm: Mason Exhibitions Arlington
  • Sat, June 18, 3-7pm: Columbia Pike Blues Festival
Edgar Reyes
Arlington Collective Art Walk


Arlington Collective Art Walk

Fri, June 17 | 5-7pm | various locations

Visit 7 different art venues in 1 day! The Arlington Collective Art Walk is a self-guided art experience that connects local galleries, artist studios, and cultural events with Arlington's collective cultural offerings. Learn about the Arlington neighborhood's celebrated art and vibrant network of stunning gallery spaces on this short, self-guided walking tour. Featuring ARC 3409 Art Studios, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington Art Truck, Cody Gallery, Fred Schnider Gallery of Art, Mason Exhibitions Arlington, and WHINO. More


What to See in Arlington June 9-22

Blue True Dream of Sky

Arlington Chorale: Blue True Dream of Sky

Sat, June 11 | 5 PM | Unitarian Universalist Church | Barcroft

Our beautiful planet inspires composers and poets to create art that celebrates our connection to the earth. Dan Forrest's arrangement of "i thank you god" and Jake Runestad's "Wild Forces" remind us of the beauty and power found in nature and in ourselves. As our earth becomes threatened by climate change, choral music can draw our attention to this crisis. Join the Chorale for a concert that encourages us all to protect our precious natural resources and preserve the wondrous amazing beauty of the earth. More



Arlington Artists Alliance: Destruction

thru June 24 | Gallery Underground | National Landing

Students from the Arlington Career Center developed and produced this professional calibre show with mentoring provided by volunteer Arlington Artist Alliance members. Students selected the theme and learned all aspects of art show production including framing, pricing art, and curating an exhibition. "This exhibition dives into the minds of high school students from the Arlington Career Center to understand what destruction means to us. We are turning art on its head by destroying the artwork of our classmates and using it to create new art. Our works push the definition of destruction itself to convey their creators unique thoughts and emotions about the world around them." More


Family Pride Day


Arlington Arts Center: Family Pride Day

Sat, June 11 | 10:30am-2:30pm

Join for a family-friendly day celebrating LGBTIA+ community, artists, and contemporary art at Arlington Arts Center! They are hosting art-making activities and readings by Citrine from Drag Queen Story Hour at 10:30am and 11:30am. Spring exhibitions will be on view for guests to explore the galleries! More


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NaLa Fridays at the Park


NaLa Fridays at the Park

Fridays | June 10-July 1 | Long Bridge Park | National Landing

Did someone say live music and food trucks? National Landing is moving their annual Fridays at the Fountain event to Long Bridge Park. This outdoor concert series features local bands and musicians and is free to attend. More


Juneteenth Black Heritage Walk

Sun, June 19 | 10-11:30am | Towers Park | Penrose

Discover Black history in Arlington on a walk to honor Juneteenth led by Craig Syphax, a board member and former president of the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington and a member of the well-known Syphax family. This 1 hour and 30-minute walk will take place along the Pike and will include a guided walk with stops at St. John’s Baptist Church, Freedman’s Village Bridge, and more. The walk will end at Pike Park to enjoy musician Rick Franklin performing roots music at the farmers market. More


Juneteenth Black Heritage Walk
Amina Luqman-Dawson


Talk by Local Author Amina Luqman-Dawson

Weds, June 22 | 6:30-7:30pm | Shirlington Branch Library | Shirlington

Join Arlington Public Library for a conversation between local author Amina Luqman-Dawson and Library Director Diane Kresh, to discuss Luqman-Dawson's highly acclaimed middle grade historical novel "Freewater," an exciting tale of escape from slavery and refuge in the Great Dismal Swamp. More



All Ages Drawing Workshop with MasPaz and Merchandise Sale

Sat, June 11 | 1-6pm | Fred Schinder Gallery of Art | Ballston

Join the Fred Schinder Gallery of Art this Saturday for some gallery fun! From 1-3 pm the gallery will be providing drawing pads and pencils for aspiring young artists of all ages to try their hand at drawing with Arlington artist MasPaz. It will be a unique learning experience and a chance to listen and watch MasPaz in his element. From 3-6 pm the gallery will be having a special merchandise sale. An exclusive screen print from the "Peace is Every Step" exhibition will be available as well as some patches, stickers, hats, apparel etc. More


Free Drawing Workshop with artist MasPaz