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<cl>DJ Saborinquen & Clave Siete

<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.

* Saturday/Feb. 19 — DJ Saborinquen & Clave Siete

<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. 9 — Dancing by the Bayou: Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys

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

* Wednesday, Feb. 23 — The Natty Beaux.

* Wednesday, March 2 — Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys.

<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. 15 — DJ Saborinquen — Music and dancing.

* Tuesday, Feb. 22 — Orquesta La Leyenda.

* Tuesday, March 1 — La Romana.

<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 www.arlingtonmedia.org.

<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>Feb. 14 To March 13

<cal2>"Haysha Royko" by Miranda July. New Media in the Bijou Theatre. Free. Three people negotiate space and energy in the Portland International Airport in this four-minute video by artist Miranda July, writer and director of the feature film "Me, You & Everyone We Know." At the Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-875-1100.

<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. At Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-875-1100.

Singer/Songwriter Series. 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Jon Kaplan with Shwa. Cost is $8/$6. Host Jon Kaplan performs and talks with singer/songwriters from around the region and across the country. At the Artisphere, Dome Theatre, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-228-1850.

<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 www.arlingtonmedia.org.

<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 http://www.washingtonshakespeare.org.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 18

<cal2>Public Art in Rosslyn. 12:30 p.m. Free. Join Geoffrey Aldridge, associate Public Art Projects Curator for Arlington Cultural Affairs, for this lunchtime discussion and visit to Rosslyn's public artworks. At the Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 19

<cal2>Children’s Theater Festival. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10; free for children under 4. Six hours of bi-lingual theater and other activities to delight the entire family. Folkloric dance troupes from Bolivia and Peru will participate, as well as the Lao Heritage Foundation. Planned activities focus on different areas of the world and emphasize cooperation in our ever-shrinking world, while maintaining distinct artistic traditions and cultures. All activities are bilingual. At the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St., "LL" Level, at the Artisphere. Call 703-548-3092 or www.teatrodelaluna.org.

<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 office@arlingtonenvironment.org or call 703-228-6427.

<cal1>Feb. 21 to March 2

<cal2>"The Gettysburg Address" by Adam Gault. Free. New Media in the Town Hall. Artist Adam Gault breathes new life into Lincoln's most famous speech and shows us that design can change the way we look at history. Screening will begin on President's Day and continue throughout the week. At the Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-228-1850.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 23

<cal2>"Kettle of Fish" Film. 8 p.m. Admission is $6. A lifelong bachelor confronts his intimacy issues when he sublets his apartment to a fetching biologist. His heartsick fish and his wise best buddy are on hand to provide perspective. At the Artisphere, Dome Theatre, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-228-1850.

<cl>The Ash Lovelies

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 26

<cal2>The Ash Lovelies CD Release Party. 7 p.m. Free. Arlington's indie-pop band, The Ash Lovelies, perform in celebration of the release of their new album, "Ode to Arlington". The live performance will be accompanied by a multi-media show. At the Dome Theatre, Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-228-1850.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 27

<cal2>Evening of Shakespeare in Klingon. 7:30 p.m. The evening will begin with an introduction by Marc Okrand, creator of the Klingon language. Presented by the Washington Shakespeare Company. Writer/actor Stephen Fry will perform a Klingon role in a scene from "Hamlet." At the Black Box Theatre at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-228-1850.

<cal1>Wednesday/March 2

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

<cal1>Wednesday/March 2

<cal2>"Better Living through Circuitry." 8 p.m. Admission is $6. Get an insider's look at the electronic dance community and the culture it has spawned. Part of Movie Nights @ Artisphere. At the Dome @ Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-875-1100.

<cal1>Friday/March 4

<cal2>Public Art in Rosslyn. 12:30 p.m. Free. Join Geoffrey Aldridge, associate Public Art Projects Curator for Arlington Cultural Affairs, for this lunchtime discussion and visit to Rosslyn's public artworks. At the Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

<cal1>March 4-20

<cal2>Discover Tsam: Mongolian Ritual Dance. Free. Hamtdaa: Together exhibition tours that highlight the Buddhist tsam ritual dance — one of the liveliest and holiest of ceremonies — and the masks inspired by the original ornate costumes. At the Terrace Gallery at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-875-1100.

<cal1>Saturday/March 5

<cal2>"Secret of Kells" Film. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cost is $6. Magic, fantasy and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzles the eyes in this sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times. At the Artisphere, Dome Theatre, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-228-1850.

Mongolian Heritage Family Days. 2 p.m. Free. Join the Mongolian School of the National Capital Area (MSNCA) School for hands-on learning! Learn about Mongolian arts, history and unique cultural traditions in round-robin activity sessions, with stations manned by MSNCA students and teachers in traditional Mongolian dress. Visitors will have a chance to trace their names in traditional script, try on Mongolian clothes, learn about traditional musical instruments and the nomadic home call the "ger." At the Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-228-1850.

<cal1>Saturday/March 5

<cal2>De Temps Antan. 8 p.m. Cost is $22. Traditional Music from Quebec. Experience the boundless energy and unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki, and a number of other instruments, De Temps Antan explores the time honored melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec's musical past. At the Spectrum Theatre of Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-228-1850.