Orange Line Connection

Orange Line Connection

<cal1>Saturday Nights at 11:01

<cal2>11:01 Saturday Nights. Starts at 11:01 p.m. Late-night dance party. Tickets are $15/$12 students. At the Ballroom at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-228-1850.

<cal1>Dance Wednesdays

<cal2>Dance Wednesdays. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. dance classes; 8:30 to 11 p.m. dancing. Tickets are $15/$12 at door. On Wednesdays, dance the night away at Artisphere, to zydeco, cajun, rock, R&B and swing. The new center features a 3,000 square foot dance floor, one of the best in the area. At the Ballroom at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-228-1850.

* Wednesday, Feb. 2 — Boilermaker Jazz Band.

* Wednesday, Feb. 9 — Dancing by the Bayou: Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys

* Wednesday, Feb. 16 — Caz and the Commotions — Swing, hand dance, shag and boogaloo.

<cal1>Salsa Tuesdays

<cal2>Salsa Tuesdays. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. dance class; 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. dancing. At the Ballroom @ Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Call 703-228-1850.The following events are $15/$12 students, all tickets at the door only.

* Tuesday, Feb. 8 — Sin Miedo — Music and dancing.

* Tuesday, Feb. 15 — DJ Saborinquen — Music and dancing.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 2

<cal2>"Chocolate City." 8 p.m. Admission is $6. A film by Ellie Walton and Sam Wild that follows the story of 400 low income families, formerly of the Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg housing projects in Southeast District of Columbia, who lost their homes in 2001 to make room for new development. At the Dome @ Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-875-1100 or visit

<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 3

<cal2>Gargoyle Literary Magazine’s 35th Anniversary Reading. 7 p.m. Free. A free reading with authors Toby Barlow, Barbara DeCesare, Nani Power, Venus Thrash, and more. At the Dome Theatre at Artisphere.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 5

<cal2>Huun Huur Tubbc. Tickets are $28. Performs xöömei, or throat singing, a style of ancient folk music rarely heard outside of Tuva, the former Soviety autonomous republic. At the Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere. Visit, or call 703-875-1100.

"Summer Wars" Film. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission is $6. In this animated film, Kenji Koiso, a timid 11th-grade math genius, has been falsely implicated in the hacking of a virtual world. With the aid of friends, Kenji must prevent the real and computer-simulated worlds from colliding. Won the 2010 Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 9

<cal2>Zydeco Dance Party. 8:30 to 11 p.m. Admission is $15. With the band, Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys. Beginner Zydeco dance lesson taught by Michael Hart and Sharon Schiliro at 7:30 p.m.; dancing from 8:30 to 11 p.m. At the Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 9

<cal2>"Out in the Silence" (2009). 8 p.m. Admission is $6. A film by Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson that captures the remarkable chain of events that unfold when the announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson's wedding to another man ignites a firestorm of controversy in his small Pennsylvania hometown. At the Dome @ Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-875-1100 or visit

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 11

<cal2>Artist Talk: Anna U. Davis. 6 p.m. Free. Artist Anna U. Davis discusses the expansion of her drawing series "The Dance before the Kill." At the WIP Gallery at Artisphere.

<cal1>Now Through Feb. 13

<cal2>"Las Historias Mas Sexy Del Mondo!" (Nos. 1&2). A Film by Eric Cheevers. Free. The 30-minute film is on a loop and runs continuously while the Terrace Gallery is open. At Bijou Film Theatre @ Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-875-1100.

<cal1>Now Through Feb. 13

<cal2>Anna U. Davis: A Work in Progress. Free. Party Crashers artist Anna U. Davis will create a large painting from start to finish in the WIP Gallery. Experience the artistic process first hand while observing the artist while she is at work. At the WIP Gallery @ Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-875-1100.

<cal1>Now Through March 12

<cal2>Sweet-Meat Cherry-Whip Flip: Victoria F. Gaitán. Gaitán’s photographic series uses human subjects to create "flesh and blood" still-lifes. The photographs explore the commercialization of women's bodies and women's sexuality.

<cal1>First Tuesday

<cal2>Wroteo with Holly Bass. First Tuesday, Feb. 1 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Open Mic Poetry Slam. Performance artist and host Holly Bass's Wroteo Show is an open mic where slam, sonnets, hip hop and haikus hold hands and sing kum-ba-yah! At the Dome @ Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-875-1100.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 13

<cal2>DC Record Fair. 11 a.m. early admission $5; noon to 5 p.m. $2. Some 30 vendors, vintage and rare LPs, 45s and ephemera. At the Ballroom at Artisphere.

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 15

<cal2>Writeo Poetry Workshop. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $25/$15. Hot for teacher: Poems About Teaching and Learning. Writeo is the companion workshop to Wroteo Show, a themed monthly open mic. In addition to writing exercises, participants can practice performing their work and receive priority for the Writeo open mic sign up.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 16

<cal2>"Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg" (2009). 8 p.m. Admission is $6. A film by Aviva Kempner. A humorous story of television pioneer Gertrude Berg. She was the creator, principal writer and star of The Goldbergs, a popular radio show for 17 years, which became television's very first character-driven domestic sitcom in 1949. Berg received the first Best Actress Emmy in history, and paved the way for women in the entertainment industry. At the Dome @ Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-875-1100 or

<cal1>Feb. 17 to March 20

<cal2>"Juno and the Paycock," by Sean O’Casey. Presented by the Washington Shakespeare Company. Tickets are $25 to $35. Juno chronicles Captain Boyle, his long- suffering wife Juno, his drinking companion, Joxer Daly, a daughter desperate to escape their world any way she can, and a son caught up in the internecine struggle that followed the Irish Civil War. At Black Box @ Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-418-4808 or visit

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 19

<cal2>Children’s Theater Festival. 11 a.m. Tickets are $10. Six hours of bi-lingual theater and other activities to delight the entire family. At the Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 19

<cal2>Winter Nature Celebration. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nature crafts, activity booths, live animal visits, coupons from Kettler Iceplex, and a kid-friendly Ballston Walkabout with WALKArlington. Refreshments including hot beverages courtesy of Chik-fil-A. At Ballston Mall Food Court, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Snow date Feb. 26. To RSVP, email or call 703-228-6427.

<cal1>Wednesday/March 2

<cal2>Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys. 9 p.m. Tickets are $15. At the Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

<ro>Clarendon Farmers' Market

<bt>Year-round Clarendon Farmer's Market has locally produced breads and pastries, organic vegetables, flowers, soap, sorbet and more. Held Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to noon at Courthouse Parking Lot, 3195 North Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Also year-round on Wednesdays from 3-7 p.m. at Clarendon Metro Station. Visit Call 703-812-8881.

<ro>Arlington Farmers Market @ Courthouse

<bt>The Arlington Farmers' Market is located adjacent to the Arlington County Courthouse Parking Lot, at the intersection of N. Courthouse Rd. and N. 14th St. in Arlington. This is a 'producer only' market with more than 30 producers. The market is opened Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, year round. No dogs are allowed in the market.

<ro>Arlington Urban Village Market at Court House

<bt>The Antiques and Collectibles Market at Court House is an open air market that has been going on since December 2002. Free parking at 2100 Clarendon Blvd. Featuring furniture, art, China, silver, jewelry, books, photographs, vintage clothing, linens, lamps, chandeliers, antique tools and other treasures. Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located on North 15th Street, next to the Courthouse Parking Lot. Sundays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located at Courthouse Parking Lot.