What to See in Arlington February 8-21

arts news update

February 8, 2024

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Ways of Seeing Time

Ways of Seeing Time

thru May 31 | Gallery 3700 | Green Valley

Ways of Seeing Time displays work created by artist and scientist Kristen Orr. What started as an attempt to heal from her recent heartbreak became a collection of positive ideas about time. With the thought that these ideas might help others dealing with existential dread, Kristen assembled her favorite ways of seeing time into a zine that she made copies of and shared with many people. The work on view in Gallery 3700 recreates select pages from this zine at a large scale using cut vinyl text and gouache paintings on watercolor paper. More


Black History Month Celebration


Black History Month Celebration

Past to Present: African American Influences in the Arts

Tues, Feb 13 | 5-8p | Gunston Middle School | Long Branch Creek

Join Gunston Middle School to celebrate African Americans in the Arts!  Start the evening with a taste of the culture and sample foods from local African American-owned restaurants and view historical exhibits. Then, witness the talents of  Gunston Students as they demonstrate and inform you of some wonderful African-American pioneers in Music, Literature, Dance, Film and Fashion! There will also be a surprise guest! You don’t want to miss it! More



NVLAA Workshops:

Nailing the Application: A Guide to Artist Open Calls

Thurs, Feb 22 | 12-1:30pm | online via Zoom

To be an artist is to constantly apply for things such as exhibitions and residencies. Many creative opportunities start with an open call. How can you ensure you’re putting your best foot forward when submitting these applications? More


NVLAA Free Workshops 2024

What to See in Arlington February 8-21

Passion of the Tango

National Chamber Ensemble: Passion of the Tango

Sat, Feb 10 | 7:30p | Gunston Theatre One | Long Branch Creek

Don’t miss NCE’s Valentine’s Concert with dynamic guest host Michelle Isabelle-Stark (Director of Arlington Cultural Affairs) as they present the brilliant Argentinian music of the tango. Enjoy the passionate, exciting music performed by three virtuoso musicians, violinist Leo Sushansky, cellist Stephen Honigberg and pianist Carlos Cesar Rodriguez. Some of the extraordinary instrumental music on the program includes the Grand Tango for Cello and Piano by Astor Piazzolla as well as Carlos Gardel’s famous tango Por Una Cabeza (arranged by John Williams).

Adding to the enchantment, this captivating performance will include tango inspired dancing expertly crafted by the renowned choreographer Lucy Bowen McCauley. Prepare to be mesmerized by the fusion of evocative music and captivating movements, as Bowen McCauley’s choreography brings the passion of Tango to life on stage. More



Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington:

Valentine's Day Pop-Up at Met Park

Weds, Feb 14 | 11a-2p | Met Park | National Landing

The event is free, open to the public, and will feature various activities designed for participants to craft a unique, handmade gift. Keep it for yourself, or to give to a friend, partner, or colleague! In addition to the MoCA on the Move Pop-Up, there will be plenty of fun and festive elements at Met Park, including a festive installation — perfect for a photo backdrop — as well as holiday specials with Met Park retailers. More


Valentine's Day Pop-Up
Romeo and Juliet


Synetic Theater: Romeo and Juliet

Feb 9-Mar 24 | Synetic Theater | National Landing

Set amidst the whirring gears of a giant clock, Shakespeare’s timeless tale of star-crossed lovers unfolds as a bitter family feud sends the pair on a race against an ill-fated destiny. With masterful physicality and choreography, Synetic Theater’s Romeo and Juliet presents a unique and stunningly visual interpretation of a classic story, capturing emotion with every movement. More



Prio Bangla: Amar Ekushy / International Mother Language Day

Sat, Feb 17 | 5:30p | Kenmore Middle School | Glencarlyn

This multicultural celebration and performance brings 25 socio-cultural organizations from the DC area to commemorate the Amar Ekushey/ International Mother Language Day. Plus, join at 3pm for the Children and Youth Art Competition! More


Amar Ekushy/Intl Mother Language Day

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Lunar New Year Celebration

Thurs, Feb 8 | 5-7p | Central Place Plaza | Rosslyn

Celebrate Lunar New Year with a Lion Dance performance by Hung Ci Lion Dance Troupe, ceremonial tea provided by the Asian American Chamber of Commerce, fortune cookies, and more at this free, family-friendly event! More


Lunar New Year Celebration
Joanna Bloom: Flowers that Open at Night


Flowers that Open at Night

Feb 10-Mar 23 | Friends Artspace | Woodmont

Friends Artspace is delighted to host Flowers that Open at Night, a solo presentation of new ceramic works by Lopez Island, Washington based artist, Joanna Bloom. This compendium follows a year of studied reverence for the abundance of Pacific Northwest landscapes and the quiet powers of the unseen. Join for an opening reception on February 10 from 11am to 1pm. More



Shop Open House

Sat, Feb 10 | 10a-4:30p | The Shop at Central Library | Virginia Square

Explore the Library makerspace and discover what you can make! Join for artist talks, workshops, and tours and demonstrations of the maker equipment and tools. More


Shop Open House
Incarcerated Salon


An Incarcerated Salon

Fri, Feb 16 | 7-9p | Mason Exhibitions Arlington | Virginia Square

Join for an Incarcerated Salon curated by artist Carlos Walker, who will kick off the night with a Political Rap Battle performance. There will be a variety of musical performances, spoken word poetry, and other creative presentations. The microphone will be open to any audience members who would like to perform!

Presented in in support of Faces of Resilience which features works by 14 previously or currently incarcerated artists who participate in year-round art workshops, and supplemented by the works of three professional artists: Maria Gaspar, Sara Bennett, and Winfred Rembert. More