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The Arts in Arlington

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Hesperus

3706 N. 17th St.

Arlington, VA 22207

703-525-7550

www.hesperus.org

Hesperus performs music from medieval and Renaissance to baroque and colonial.

CONFIRMED The Metropolitan Chorus

3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive

Arlington, VA 22206

703-933-2500

www.metchorus.org

The Metropolitan Chorus is a 100-voice chorus performing classical choral literature. They present several free concerts each year as a special service to the community.

CONFIRMED Arlingtones Barbershop Chorus

Gunston Arts Center

2700 S. Lang St.

Arlington, VA 22206

703-521-9331

The Arlingtones Barbershop Chorus is a 27-member, all-male barbershop chorus. In addition to performing for local clubs and associations, the Arlingtones hold two annual shows at Lubber Run in the Spring and Fall.

Potomac Harmony Chorus

P.O. Box 7566

Arlington, VA 22207

Janell Tuttle, chorus agent: 703-333-5808

www.potomacharmony.org

Potomac Harmony Chorus is made up of women dedicated to performing and teaching the four-part harmony, barbershop style.

Tax Blues Night

3118 Washington Blvd.

Clarendon Post Office

www.clarendon.org

April 15 is a day notorious for bringing on the blues (along with the panic, the sweat, the frustration and other IRS-influenced emotions). Clarendon offers an annual farewell to tax season with a collection of local rock, blues, rockabilly, mariachi, youth singers and belly dancing acts, as well as food vendors. The event has not been held for the last two years, but it will begin again in 2007. Admission is free, and it is held near the post office.

Jammin’ in the Woods

Potomac Overlook Regional Park

2845 N. Marcey Road

703-528-5406

Every other Saturday night in the summer local musicians rock out on the outdoor stage at Potomac Overlook. Concerts are free, but donations are requested. The park also holds an annual open house and heritage festival on the first weekend in May with entertainment and food.

Rosslyn Jazz Festival

Gateway Park

N. Lynn St. and Lee Highway

703-812-8881

www.rossren.com

<bt>Great jazz doesn't have to be confined to a dark, smokey bar room. This annual free event, held every September, features an afternoon of music from a variety of jazz influences. Co-sponsored by the Rosslyn Renaissance, the 16th edition of the Jazz Festival was scheduled for Sept. 9 this year.

IOTA Club and Café

2832 Wilson Blvd.

703-522-8340

www.iotaclubandcafe.com

Is the room small? Sure, but that's the point: IOTA offers a singular music experience in Arlington, with familiar names (Drive-By Truckers, Juliana Hatfield) punctuating the club's musical lineup of alt-country, roots rock, jam bands, indie and alt-rock local and national acts. Open Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight. The club features a full bar and a bistro-style with American and International flavor. There is no advance ticketing to the club, which offers seating on a first-come basis.

Netherlands Carillion Concerts

Carillion, Route 50 and George Washington Memorial Parkway

703-289-2500

Beginning in early June and through the summer on Saturdays, enjoy guest artists playing the 50-bell carillion in free concerts. Concerts are held from 6-8 p.m. The carillion, a keyboard instrument that uses a range of bells, was given to the United States during World War II, in appreciation for the liberation of Holland on May 5, 1945.

Rock at the Row Summer Concert Series

Pentagon Row Plaza

Army Navy Drive and South Joyce St.

www.pentagonrow.com

From June through the beginning of August, local rock, blues, and cover bands play a series of concerts on Thursday nights at the popular shopping center. And yes, dancing is encouraged. The shows run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

<ro>Theatre

<lst>American Century Theatre

Gunston Arts Center

2700 S. Lang St.

Arlington, VA 22206

703-553-8782

www.americancentury.org

The American Century Theater is a professional theater group dedicated to presenting great, important and neglected plays of the 20th century.

The Arlington Players

Gunston Arts Center

2700 S. Lang St.

Arlington, VA 22206

703-549-1063

www.thearlingtonplayers.org

The Arlington Players is a nonprofit, volunteer theater that has presented technically and artistically challenging productions in the "grand style" for the audiences of Arlington since 1951.

A.S.I.A. (Asian Stories in America)

P.O. Box 41063

Arlington, VA 22204

703-418-9703

www.asianstoriesinamerica.com

A.S.I.A. Theatre is the premiere resource in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area for the best in Asian American drama. A.S.I.A. is also committed to promoting the best local Asian American talents.

Classika Theatre

4041 S. 28th St.

703-824-6200

www.classika.org

Classika Theatre is a professional theater group that has been in existence for seven years, spending the last five seasons at the Village in Shirlington. The Classika Puppet Theatre is targeted at ages four and up.

Dominion Stage

Dominion Stage/Arlington Cultural Affairs Division

3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive

703-683-0502

www.dominionstage.org

Dominion Stage, a community theater group, stages productions at the Gunston Arts Center.

Educational Theatre Company

1318 S. Pollard St.

703-271-0222

www.educationattheatrecompany.org

A professional theater organization hosting performances and mentorship programs for youth. Educational Theatre Company performs primarily in schools with public performances at the Spectrum in Rosslyn.

Encore Stage and Studio

2515 N. Randolph St.

703-548-1154

encorestage.org

Encore runs various programs that produce theater by young people, for young people:

The Children's Theatre introduces children and teens to all aspects of the theater by offering year-round educational opportunities through performances and classes. Their season consists of five performances annually, as well as school-year classes and a variety of summer workshops, including Stage Door, It's Elementary and the Young Actors Studio.

Stage Door is a three-week summer workshop for young artists 10-14 years old.

It's Elementary is a summer drama workshop for children 4 to 9 years old.

Young Actors Studio offers various springtime workshops for elementary school students.

Act III produces plays featuring teens and young adults.

Firebelly Productions

4908 N. 17th St.

firebellyproductions@gmail.com

http://www.firebellyproductions.net

Founded in May, 2002, this theater company focuses on nurturing young performers. Performances often take place at the Theatre on the Run.

Fountainhead Theatre

2003 Columbia Pike, No. 218

703-920-5923

www.fountainheadtheatre.com

A professional theater company that formed in Dallas in 1999 and relocated to Arlington in 2001.

Horizons Theatre

4350 N. Fairfax Drive, No. 127

703-243-8550

www.horizonstheatre.org

Horizons Theatre is a professional theater group that seeks to offer Washington-area audiences professional theater from a woman's perspective.

Keegan Theatre

P.O. Box 17407

Arlington, VA 22216

703-892-0202

www.keegantheatre.com

Keegan's presents three to four productions per year, including at least one work by an Irish playwright each season.

New Polish Theatre

3800 N. Fairfax Drive

Arlington, VA 22203

703-527-8879

Polish- and English-language theater.

Signature Theatre

3806 S. Four Mile Run Drive

703-820-9771

www.sig-online.org

A professional theater group now in its15th season, Signature Theatre is dedicated to reinventing musical classics and premiering groundbreaking new work by today’s best writers.

Teatro de la Luna

Gunston Arts Center

2700 S. Lang St.

Arlington, VA 22206

703-548-3092

www.teatrodelaluna.org

Teatro de La Luna is a professional theater group performing in Spanish and English.

Theatre on the Run

3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive

Arlington, VA 22206

703-228-1850

www.arlingtonarts.org

Theater on the Run is a small, government-run theater. It hosts productions by companies including the American Century Theater, Teatro de la Luna and Firebelly Productions, among others.

The Thomas Jefferson Theater

125 S. Old Glebe Road

703-228-6960

www.arlingtonarts.org

A county-operated facility that seats 715. Hosts opera and dance programs in addition to plays.

The Rosslyn Spectrum

1611 Kent St.

703-228-1850

http://www.arlingtonarts.org/cultural_affairs/RosslynSpectrum.htm

A county-owned, multi-use hall that offers theater seating for 387 and other spaces for smaller events.

Trumpet Vine Theatre Company

5913 N. 1st St.

703-912-1649

www.trumpetvinetheatrecompany.org

The Trumpet Vine Theatre Company is a professional theater group in its 16th season.

Washington Shakespeare Company

Clark Street Playhouse

601 S. Clark St.

703-418-4808

www.washingtonshakespeare.org

Tickets are available through the company’s Web site.

Hexagon

Lubber Run Amphitheatre

North 2nd and North Columbus St.

703-228-1850

www.hexagon.org

Billed as Washington’s only original political, satirical musical comedy revue, the show hits Arlington for a charity event. This summer, on July 22, Hexagon will be performing its show "You Only Run Twice" at Lubber Run Ampitheater.

<ro>Dance

<lst>Arlington Dance Theatre

3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive

Arlington, VA 22206

703-524-4750

Offers dance instruction in various styles and performances.

Bowen McCauley Dance

2016 N. Woodstock St.

Arlington, VA 22207

703-524-4641

www.bmdc.org

Bowen McCauley Dance was formed in 1996 by Lucy Bowen McCauley, blending modern dance with ballet.

Center Dance Company

3808 Wilson Blvd.

Arlington, VA 22203

703-522-2414

www.arldance.org

arldance@erols.com

The Center Dance Company performs classical and contemporary ballet, modern dance and theatrical tap. It is also a pre-professional ballet training school and offers classes in pilates, stretch, tap, jazz and modern dance.

Cambodian American Heritage Inc.

3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive

Arlington, VA. 22206

703-370-8980

www.cambodianheritage.org

This organization's mission is the preservation of Cambodian arts and culture in the U.S. For almost 20 years, their dance troupe has performed the classical and folk dances of its heritage.

Jane Franklin Dance

3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive

Arlington, VA 22206

703-298-3235

members.aol.com/janefdance

Jane Franklin Dance is a blend of dance, theater and humor offering collaborations with live music, poetry and original art.

Los Quetzales Mexican Dance Ensemble

3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive

Arlington, VA 22206

703-528-4142

www.quetzales.org

The purpose of this dance company is to preserve, research, educate and promote Mexican folkloric traditions and culture through art, music and dance. Los Quetzales performs traditional dance and music of Mexico.

Requiebros Dance Group

3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive

Arlington, VA 22206

703-684-1949

www.carmendevicente.com

Requiebros Dance Group showcases the classical "Escuela Bolera" dance style of the 18th century, as well as contemporary genres, including flamenco, rumbas, tanguillos, sevillanas and traditional folk dances from various regions of Spain.