What to See in Arlington June 27-July 10

arts news update

June 27, 2024

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Lauren Calve

2024 Lubber Run Summer Concert Series

thru August 2 | Lubber Run Amphitheater | Arlington Forest

Fri, June 28, 8pm: Lauren Calve (Roots Rock)

Sat, June 29, 8pm: Crush Funk Brass (Brass Band Funk)

Sun, June 30, 11am: "Harmony" by Soul in Motion Players (Family/African Drumming, in partnership with Arlington Public Library)



Fri, July 5, 8pm: National Chamber Ensemble

Sat, July 6, 8pm: Jazzy Blu

Sun, July 7, 11am: Munit and z Lovebugs


Munit and z Lovebugs
What Is Your Guidepost? by Molly McCracken

What Is Your Guidepost? by Molly McCracken

Sat, June 29 | 12-4p | Arlington Pride Festival | National Landing

Make a collage postcard illustrating a guidepost made of a stack of hand cut “paper rocks” (otherwise known as a “cairn”) thinking about what landmarks capture your attention in your neighborhood. Write a few words on the postcard about what you are mindful of in your community and place it in the box to be mailed back as a reminder at the end of the project. Meet with Arlington artist Molly McCracken, along with a member from your civic association or a representative from the County’s Arlington Neighborhoods Program to learn how you can be part of building our communities and noticing what makes them special. More


What to See in Arlington June 27-July 10

Night of One Acts

The Arlington Players: Night of One Acts

June 27-July 7 |Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre | Arlington Heights

In collaboration with the Little Theatre of Alexandria, TAP will be putting up a “Night of One Acts” featuring the three winning scripts of the 2023 LTA One Act Competition, which received more than 100 entries worldwide this year! Join TAP in standing up shows that have never been produced before and get immersed in these new works by phenomenal playwrights. Featuring The Fengolonian Fiasco, written by Vicki Riba Koestler and directed by Allison Mollenkamp, North, written by Bruce Bonafede and directed by Alexa Roggenkamp, and The Dollar Dictator, written by Keely L. Herrick and directed by Fletcher Lowe. More


Jackie Milad, Se Van Todo (1), 2024. Courtesy the artist and SOCO Gallery.

Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington: Summer Exhibitions

thru September 8 | MoCA Arlington | Virginia Square

Celebrate MoCA Arlington's 50th anniversary with three summer exhibits!

In Golden: Fifty Years of New Classics, artists who’ve exhibited at MoCA Arlington in each of the five decades of its existence display mostly never-before-exhibited works that represent a range of styles and address an array of pressing topics.

Wish You Were Here is MoCA Arlington’s resident artist summer exhibition, featuring new artworks by Kate Fleming, Emily Fussner, David Ignacio, Stephanie Lane, Marissa Long, Rebecca Rivas-Rogers, Johab Silva, Marisa Stratton, Olivia Tripp Morrow, Milan Warner, Bahar Yürükoğlu and Lianna Zaragoza.

Tape it Up: Community Photos with Reclining Liberty invites you to bring your own photo with Reclining Liberty and tape it up in the Jenkins Community Gallery.


Oh, You Paint: Soul

Arlington Artists Alliance: Oh, You Paint: Soul

July 3 - 27 | Gallery Underground | National Landing

This July, Gallery Underground presents Oh, You Paint: Soul, a debut solo show by LaPrea Rich. The exhibition invites you to delve into the complexities of life, where every canvas becomes a mirror into the artist's soul. LaPrea's collection offers a glimpse into personal journeys, universal truths, and the beauty that is found within life's most poignant moments. She captures and translates her most formative life experiences and raw emotions into a mesmerizing blend of colors, textures, and forms. Join on Friday, July 5 from 5 to 7pm for an opening reception. More


The Sound of Music

Encore Stage & Studio:
The Sound of Music

July 19-28 | Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre | Arlington Heights

The beloved story tells the tale of young postulant Maria Rainer, whose free spirit has trouble fitting into the rules of Nonnberg Abbey. She is commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess of seven children. She transforms the Von Trapp home from a place of rules and regulations to one filled with joy, laughter, and music. Over time, Maria wins over the love of the children and the children’s father, Captain Von Trapp. Join Encore for this enchanting tale in The Sound of Music! More


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Water Park

Fridays at the Fountain

July 5 - August 23 | Water Park | National Landing

Step into the rhythm of summer every Friday from July 5 to August 23 at Water Park. This free concert series features a range of musical talent from all around the region. Feast on food and drink at one of the area’s best new outdoor food halls as you groove to soul, salsa, and more! More


Movie Nights 2024

2024 Columbia Pike Movie Nights

July 5-Aug 24 | sunset | Arlington Mill; Penrose Square

Columbia Pike Partnership's popular Summer Movie Nights series returns to Arlington Mill and Penrose Square in July and August. Enjoy free movies this summer on Friday and Saturday nights with a selection of 16 family-friendly films from animation, adventure, comedy, musicals, and more. More