What to See in Arlington September 29-October 12

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September 29, 2022

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Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.

Special Film Screening: "Proceed and Be Bold!"

Thurs, Oct 6 | 6:30-8pm | Shirlington Branch Library | Shirlington

Join Arlington Public Library to learn about the artist and his artwork, some of which is displayed in the library gallery by Arlington Arts visiting artist Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., and what his work has to do with Arlington's Civil Rights History. Proceed and Be Bold! is a documentary examining the life of letterpress operator Amos Kennedy Jr., who uses his chosen trade to make provocative statements regarding race, social equality, and more. More


Flight by Greg Stewart_Photo by Elman Studio  


Arlington Art Truck

Flight by Greg Stewart

thru Nov 5 | various locations

Learn about Arlington’s birds that are threatened by loss of habitat in Virginia and what you can do to help them. Artist Greg Stewart, sculptor and professor at James Madison University, and Naz Anissi, a George Mason University student, will be on-hand to facilitate your artmaking. You can select from a library of laser-cut names of Arlington’s birds, then stencil them onto the ground with sifted soil and create a bird sculpture using clay and native seeds in the shape of the threatened birds to take and plant. More

  • Sun, Oct 2, 9am-1pm: Fairlington Farmers Market

Photo by Elman Studio


What to See in Arlington September 29-October 12

"Autumn" by Barry Barnett Keith

Arlington Artist Alliance

Gratitude: A Solo Show by Barry Keith

Oct 3-28 | Gallery Underground | National Landing

Barry Barnett Keith’s solo exhibition, Gratitude, explores a myriad of subject matter from landscapes to superheroes in a color palette outside of Keith’s usual tone. Typically, Keith is a fast plein air painter, but the pieces in Gratitude are slowed down and detailed.  His new paintings still carry over themes from his solo show last year at Gallery Underground, Water, but they also explore new themes for the artist. More



Arlington Philharmonic Season Opener:

Voyages in Time

Oct 9 | 4pm | Washington-Liberty High School | Virginia Square

The Arlington Philharmonic presents Voyages in Time. The concert will feature works by Felix Mendelssohn, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and Franz Schubert. More


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The Arlington Players: Disney's Newsies

thru Oct 2 | Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre | Arlington Heights

A musical centered around activism, join to stop the presses and hear the rallying cry to create, affect, and promote change. A story of student voice and the power of youth, follow as TAP takes you through a turn-of-the-century New York City, where media bigwigs are fighting against youthful groups that make the distribution of their newspapers possible. Come see the amount of power that the collective voice of youth activism had in 1899, and judge how much power that collective voice has in our society today. More



Signature Theatre:

Inside Signature with Ethan Lipton and Ian M. Riggs

Thurs, Oct 6 | 1-2pm | Signature Theatre | Shirlington

The creative team behind the irreverent musical No Place to Go, Ethan Lipton and Ian M. Riggs, discuss how they met, their longstanding friendship, working together and their other projects. More


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Reesa Renee  


NaLa Fridays at the Park: Season Finale

Fri, Oct 7 | 5-8pm | Long Bridge Park | National Landing

National Landing’s favorite concert series brings live music, food trucks and fun in the summer sun to Long Bridge Park. NaLa Fridays at the Park is a weekly Friday night concert series featuring local musicians and bands, food trucks, giveaways and more. Come for the special season finale with Reesa Reene and a Special Guest DJ! More



Arlington Reads: Marlon James

Thurs, Sept 29 | 7-9pm | Central Library | Virginia Square

An Arlington Reads Signature Author Event. Join Arlington Public Library for a conversation between author Marlon James and Library Division Chief Peter Petruski about James' novel "Moon Witch, Spider King" and his Freedom Reads introduction to "Pride and Prejudice." The conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A and a book signing. More


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Paws on the Pike  


Paws on the Pike

Sat, Oct 8 | 1-5pm | Centro Arlington | Barcroft

Paws on The Pike is back! Come meet with local veterinarians, groomers, pet sitters, and more. If you don't have a pet yet, come meet adoptable cats and dogs and learn more about the work of local animal rescue organizations. This year marks the return of the popular Pet Portraits activity - sign up now for a free photo with your pet! More