What to See in Arlington March 16-29

arts news update

March 16, 2023

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Arlington Art Truck

Arlington Art Truck 2023 Season Preview

Join us April through October for this season of the Arlington Art Truck! More


Count Your Joys by Heloisa Escudero

April 2-May 19

Relax and reflect in a colorful artist installation designed by Arlington artist Heloisa Escudero where you will be able to count everything that makes your life joyful.

Community Partner: Department of Human Services


Reinvention Garage by Chris Combs

June 1-July 22

In Reinvention Garage, meet artist Chris Combs and his showcase of once-obsolete household electronics from Arlington that have been reimagined as newly useful devices.

Community Partner: The Shop at Central Library


Good Neighbors: Fences into Benches by Michael Verdon

September-October, exact dates TBD

Come see transformative artist Michael Verdon's designed and crafted wooden fences on which you can write your thoughts as to “what makes a good neighbor”. Eventually, the fences will be converted into picnic benches with your writings forever weather sealed and on display.

Community Partner: County Manager’s Office of RACE


Poet Laureate


Poet Laureate Open Call - Deadline Soon!

Apply by March 24

Arlington County is seeking its official Poet Laureate for the 2023-2025 term. The poet selected as Arlington’s poet laureate will serve as an advocate for poetry and the literary arts and will advance Arlingtonians’ consciousness and appreciation of poetry in its written and spoken forms. He or she will represent Arlington County’s commitment to fostering a creative environment that encourages collaboration, innovation and community participation. More



Save the Date:

Earth Day Every Day on Langston Boulevard

Sun, Apr 23 | 11am-5pm | Lee Heights Shops | Waverly Hills

Let’s come together as a community to celebrate the beauty and promise of our local environment and the planet. Featuring live music, kids' activities, the Arlington Art Truck, community exhibits, food and drink vendors, and an art market! More


Earth Day Every Day on Langston Boulevard

What to See in Arlington March 16-29

Liebermann Live, and Brahms!

National Chamber Ensemble: Liebermann Live, and Brahms!

Sat, Mar 18 | 7:30pm | Marymount University Ballston Auditorium | Ballston

In March, The National Chamber Ensemble is joined by acclaimed pianist and composer Lowell Liebermann. One of America’s most frequently performed and recorded living composers, Liebermann will perform his own works, the Piano Trio For Violin, French Horn and Piano, the Sonata for Violin and Piano Op.46 and the gorgeous Trio For Violin, French Horn and Piano by Johannes Brahms. A rare opportunity to experience incredible music straight from the master. More


Singin' in the Rain


The Arlington Players: Singin’ in the Rain

Mar 25-Apr 8 | Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre | Arlington Heights

The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted for the stage by Broadway legends, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards makes for the perfect evening of entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals. More



MOCA Arlington:

Arlington Spotlight: Area High Schools

thru May 14 | MOCA Arlington | Virginia Square

For the spring of 2023, Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington is proud to partner with the art programs at area high schools to present work by the talented young artists at Arlington Public Schools. APS’s strong art programs give students the opportunity to explore a wide range of creative media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, and photography. More

  • H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program: thru March 19
  • Yorktown High School: March 23-April 8
  • Wakefield High School: April 13-30
  • Washington-Liberty High School: May 4-14


Kate Heavner, “Pollinator Quartet" (detail) 2022
Solace and Remembrance


Arlington Chorale: Solace and Remembrance

Sat, Mar 18 | 5pm | Westover Baptist Church | Westover Village

Music can be a healing balm to our souls in times of grief and loss. Remembering all those lost in the pandemic, to gun violence, and in wars that rage across the world, we find new meaning in Maurice Duruflé’s famous Requiem. This moving work is presented with Kim André Arnesen’s “Eja Mater” from his Stabat Mater. Arneson intends this piece to be “a prayer of comfort to all parents who have lost a child of their own.” Additionally the Chorale will perform A Quiet Night - Tyhoyi Nochi by Natalia Tsupryk, a work composed as a creative response to the invasion of and ongoing conflict in Ukraine. All three composers take us on a journey towards peace and light. More



MOCA Arlington:

Global Spotlight: Video Art from Ukraine

Mar 16-May 14 | MOCA Arlington | Virginia Square

Global Spotlight: Video Art from Ukraine introduces audiences to four of Ukraine’s leading contemporary artists, with a focus on recent video work. The works in the exhibition address liminal times and spaces, considering daily life, public memory, and civic identity preceding, in the midst of, and adjacent to war and armed conflict. They speak directly to the artists’ experiences of the ongoing war in Ukraine, as well as the periods of civic uprising, civil unrest, and separatist violence that preceded Russia’s invasion of the country in February of 2022. More


Nikolay Karabinovych, Something Happened This Spring (still), 2021

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Koyoltzintli Miranda-Rivadeneira


Visual Voices Lecture Series with Koyoltzintli Miranda-Rivadeneira

Thurs, Mar 23 | 4:45pm | virtual

Visual Voices is an online artist talk and Q&A that provides exposure to a variety of practicing artists. Koyoltzintli Miranda-Rivadeneira is an Ecuadorian American artist and curandera from Queens, New York who investigates Indigenous ways of relating to the land, through photography, video, ceramics, and sound. The artist captures within a multifaceted exchange between herself and the land, achieving levels of intimacy as both a creator and a subject, an intimacy that is often withheld through the Westernized lens of photography and video’s history of colonial bias. More



Student Harp Concert: A Celebration of Classical Music

Sat, Mar 18 | 3-4pm | Cherrydale Library | Cherrydale

Visit the Cherrydale Library to attend a classical harp concert. Attendees can listen and learn about classical pieces written for the harp by students of Zoe Coppola, a leading performer and DC-based harp instructor. More


Coffee Art


Coffee Art at Detour Coffee

Weds, Mar 22 | 7pm | Detour Coffee | Virginia Square

Connect with your inner creative with a Coffee Art Paint Party! This event is recommended for all ages. In under 1.5 hours our creative host will walk you step by step how to create a coffee art painting while infusing laughs and music along the way. This class is beginner-friendly; so no experience necessary! More



Acoustic Cafe: Pictrola and Mood Indigo

Tues, Mar 21 | 7-8:30pm | Walter Reed Community Center | Columbia Heights

The Acoustic Café launches its 2023 season with the sounds of jazz and bluegrass. The Arlington quartet, Mood Indigo, brings a unique style to the Latin, jazz and bossa nova tunes you love! The award-winning band, Pictrola, blends modern themes into traditional bluegrass, cooking up a unique vibe with elements of blues, jazz, and rock. The five band members first played together at the acclaimed Delfest Academy in 2017. More


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