What to See in Arlington January 19-February 1

arts news update

January 19, 2023

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Moving Words Call for Poems

Moving Words Adult Competition 2023

thru Feb 15

From theater and dance, to galleries, the arts are everywhere in Arlington...even on the bus! Poets from around the Beltway are encouraged to enter the 24th Annual Moving Words Poetry Competition that takes their poetry on the go. Seven winners will have their poems displayed aboard ART buses traversing Arlington County from March through September, 2023. More



WE PAUSED! Unbound: I Lost Being Lost Opening Reception

Sat, Jan 28 | 5-7pm | Gallery 3700 | Green Valley

The third installation in the WE PAUSED! Series, I Lost Being Lost, brings attendees into the process through engagement with the artists at the opening reception. Artists and guests will listen to each others’ stories, watch demonstrations of how PAUSErs explore creativity, and create artworks together. Artists and writers will engage guests in two interactive sessions making creations which invite responses to the artworks on display in Gallery 3700. The creations will then be added to the exhibit, which is on display through the end of February. More


"I Lost Being Lost" by Sharmila Karamchandani

What to See in Arlington January 19-February 1

Billy and George

Avant Bard: Billy and George

Jan 19-Feb 11 | Gunston Theatre 2 | Long Branch Creek

Welcome to the world premiere of Billy and George, written by Ken Jones and Daryl L. Harris. It’s December 25, 1776, just hours before General George Washington and the Continental Army cross the Delaware River to defeat the Hessian soldiers at Trenton, New Jersey. Washington and his closest companion, the enslaved person William “Billy” Lee, prepare for the crossing while discussing, arguing, and challenging the concepts of freedom, war, and love. Come for a nuanced portrait of the nation’s first president and meet the unexpected confidante who influenced Washington’s perspective on peace, freedom, and independence. More


Boston Marriage


Dominion Stage: Boston Marriage

Jan 27-Feb 11 | Theatre on the Run | Green Valley

Anna, mistress to a wealthy gentleman, is visited by Claire, an intimate friend, who dashes Anna's unspoken hopes by professing her love for another. The ladies must reconcile their shared past, their awkward present, and an even more tenuous future, all the while tormenting Anna's Scottish maid, Catherine. A young visitor, an errant emerald, a malfunctioning stove, and an aborted seance enliven an afternoon of Victorian-era tea and snarkery, as the sapphic sophisticates trade innuendo and insults. David Mamet as you've never seen him before! More



MoCA Arlington: Roundtables

Fri, Jan 20 | 12pm | virtual

Artists Erika Lynne Hanson, Vincent Miranda, and Kelly Taylor Mitchell will discuss how their interest in place intersects with questions of history, family, identity, and capitalism in a virtual conversation moderated by Blair Murphy, Curator of Exhibitions. More


Tues, Jan 24 | 7pm | virtual

Artists MyLoan Dinh, Priya Suresh Kambli, and Trina Michelle Robinson discuss their work, including their shared interest in familial and cultural history and how it influences their artistic practices in a conversation moderated by Elena Gross, co-director of Berkeley Arts Center. More


Work by all artists is on view at Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington as part of Assembly 2022: Time & Attention, MoCA Arlington’s national biennial.


MoCA Roundtables
Winter Winds


Arlington Philharmonic: Winter Winds Concert and Fundraiser

Sat, Jan 28 | 6:30-8:30pm | Bennett Park Atrium | Radnor/Ft Myer Hts

A wine and cheese reception and concert featuring Arlington Philharmonic Wind Musicians. More


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Salon Arlington

Sat, Jan 21 | 6:30-9:30pm | Village Sweet Bakery | Westover

Salon Arlington is an event where local artists are asked to display their work in an informal, intimate setting and to give a talk on whatever they feel will help the audience understand their process, the influences that have guided them, how they got started,  or anything else they want to talk about. January 21 will feature The Flip Phones (musicians), Doug Fuller (sculptor), Rob Henry (painter), and Lilianne Milgrom (author). Desserts and beverages provided. Must be 21 years+. More


Salon Arlington
Briana Hertzog


"Tales of Tails" The Solo Art Show of Briana Hertzog

Jan 19 | Whino | Ballston

Returning for her second solo show at Whino, Briana Hertzog brings to life playful narratives of her protagonist characters in her show TALES OF TAILS. Her illustration academic studies shine through these whimsical paintings with storytelling of imaginative human-animal hybrids in rich environments. Opening Reception Thursday January 19th at 7pm More



NVCT’s Read-a-Thon: Conservationists of Color

Sun, Jan 22 | 5-7pm | Busboys & Poets Shirlington | Shirlington

The Northern Virginia Conservation Trust's Read-a-Thon returns, recognizing conservationists' diverse backgrounds and their significant contributions to this work. Come read and listen to passages celebrating those who have dedicated their lives to safeguarding nature! More


NVCT’s Read-a-Thon: Conservationists of Color