What to See in Arlington November 10-30

arts news update

November 10, 2022

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2700 S Nelson Project Design Concepts

2700 S Nelson Potential Design Concepts

Over the Spring and Summer of 2022 the Graham Projects design team and Arlington County officials engaged nearly 400 participants through varied outreach strategies. Based on the needs and ideas shared by community stakeholders, the artists and designers at Graham Projects have created two design concepts.


View the designs and share your feedback to shape the future temporary creative open space at 2700 S Nelson! The feedback form will be open through November 21.


For more information about the project, visit the 2700 S Nelson Project page.


The Pike 154 by Lloyd Wolf


Columbia Pike Segments H and I Opening Ceremony

Mon, Nov 14 | 11am-12:30pm | Columbia Pike & S. Jefferson St | Columbia Forest

Please join Arlington County in celebrating the completion of Segments H and I of the Columbia Pike Multimodal Improvements project, including The Pike by artist Donald Lipski. More


Photo by Lloyd Wolf



Columbia Pike Documentary Project: 

A Community Walk with Lloyd Wolf

Sun, Nov 13 | 10:30am-12pm | Black Heritage Museum of Arlington | Penrose

How do we tell stories of our neighborhood and who tells them? How is your neighborhood documented? Photos from Columbia Pike Documentary Project’s (CPDP) Transitions exhibit are in the We PAUSED! Unbound exhibit’s second installation In My Mind’s Eye. In this session CPDP director Lloyd Wolf invites you on a walk through a community he and his team have been documenting–through photos and interviews–for over 15 years–and see it through his eyes. More


Photo by Lloyd Wolf


Prio Bangla Festival 2022 by Lloyd Wolf
Claudia Vess


Save the Date: LAC Studios Show and Sale

Sat, Dec 3 | 10am-4pm | 5722 Langston Blvd | Leeway Overlee

Looking for something truly unique? Shop local! The annual LAC holiday show & sale is back after a two-year hiatus. Browse beautiful, hand-crafted ceramics, pottery, and hand-pulled prints made by the members artists of LAC Studios, and visit the printmaking and ceramics studios to see where the work is made. Support local artists! More


What to See in Arlington November 10-30

Avant Bard Scripts in Play Festival

Avant Bard Theatre’s 7th Annual Scripts in Play Festival

thru Dec 3 | multiple locations

For the first time Avant Bard is taking Scripts in Play outside the theatre and into Arlington County art galleries: the newly named Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington (MoCA Arlington) and the Fred Schnider Gallery of Art! Additionally, they are collaborating with Jane Franklin Dance, for the first set of staged readings, Torn by John Becker. Avant Bard is thrilled to partner with these fellow Arlington arts organizations to bring you captivating and exciting readings amidst inspiring and thought-provoking visual art.

Avant Bard invites audiences attending this free festival to join for both readings for each script. Avant Bard invites the audience to provide feedback and perspectives to the participating playwright after the initial reading. Then the playwright may choose to make changes based on the first reading and audience feedback. Audience members attending the initial reading are encouraged to join again for the second reading to see the new developments! More



Torn by John Becker

Nov 10 & 12 | MoCA Arlington | Virginia Square

Directed by DeMone Seraphin, with dance interludes performed by Jane Franklin Dance.

When Teddy Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to dine at the White House, both gentleman were unaware of the shock waves it would cause. In this play, we see that American history is still being written, as though the conflicts of Washington and Roosevelt are lingering under our modern surface. In many ways, we are still torn. More


The Figs


The Figs by Doug Robinson

Nov 18 & 20 | MoCA Arlington | Virginia Square

The Figs is a very loose adaptation of a 19th century Bavarian folk tale of the same name. The Figs is a play about the nature of storytelling and the tellers of stories. With a Mad King obsessed with figs, a headstrong Princess in love with an innkeeper, a boy whose only friend is a swan, and a storyteller with many tricks up their sleeve, The Figs is a call for audiences to remember the wonder held inside a good story. More


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Naomi Chung - Aglow


Naomi Chung: Aglow

 thru Dec 26 | Fred Schnider Gallery of Art | Virginia Square

Naomi's intense colors, lines and shapes capture the full spectrum of the constant evolving world. This body of work is a unique, stylized, representation of nature, rather than a pictorial account. The paintings offer a multi-sensations experience and a glimpse into the underlying forces at work in the landscape. Join on Sat, Nov 12 from 5-8pm for an opening reception. More



An Evening with Andrea Elliott

Thurs, Nov 17 | 6-7:30pm | Central Library | Virginia Square

An Arlington Reads Signature Author Event. Join Arlington Public Library for a conversation between author Andrea Elliott, Library Director Diane Kresh, and Department of Human Services Director Anita Friedman to discuss Elliott's 2022 Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Invisible Child." Andrea is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and investigative reporter for the The New York Times who has documented the lives of poor Americans, Muslim immigrants and other people on the margins of power. More


Andrea Elliott
Pathway by Bryan Jernigan


Dominion Hills Fall Craft Show

Sat, Nov 12 | 10am-5pm | 6000 Wilson Blvd | Boulevard Manor

The 19th Annual Dominion Hills Fall Craft Show will present 13 local and regional artisans featuring framed artwork, jewelry, chocolate, pottery, quilts, glassware, notecards, soap and body products, and more. The show will be held at the Dominion Hills Area Recreation Association Community House. Come and browse original, handcrafted works for unique and reasonably priced gifts for the holidays -- or for yourself! More