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<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. 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. 22 — Orquesta La Leyenda.

* Tuesday, March 1 — La Romana.

<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>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. 7:30 p.m. 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. Thursday (7:30 p.m.) - $25; Friday (7:30 p.m.) - $30; Saturday (2 p.m.) - Pay-What-You-Can; Saturday (7:30 p.m. ) - $35; Sunday (2 p.m.) - $30; Previews & Saturday matinees are always Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC). 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.

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.

<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.

<cal1>Sunday/March 6

<cal2>Prelude: The Arlington Youth Orchestra. 4 p.m. Arlington's talented youth orchestra in performance. A concert suitable for all ages. At the Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

<cal1>Tuesday/March 8

<cal2>The Challenge of Public Art in Placemaking. 6:30 p.m. reception; 7:30 p.m. talk. The Challenge of Public Art in Placemaking is a presentation on the history, current trends and urban design considerations for public art in Arlington and across the U.S. At the Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

<cal1>Wednesday/March 9

<cal2>Art & Copy. 8 p.m. Admission is $6. Art & Copy introduces the cultural visionaries who revolutionized advertising during the industry's golden age by creating slogans to live by and ads we all remember. At the Artisphere, Dome Theatre, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-228-1850.

<cal1>Saturday/March 12

<cal2>Radian & The Plums. 8 p.m. Admission is $10. Experimental rock meets jazz and electronica with Austrian trio Radian playing with local improvisational rock band The Plums. At the Artisphere, Spectrum Theatre, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-228-1850.

<cal1>Saturday/March 12

<cal2>Unified Jazz Ensemble. 11 a.m. Cost is $8/$6. Audiences of all ages will enjoy an innovative performance of jazz standards and original compositions. At the Dome @ Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

<cal1>Saturday/March 12

<cal2>Nasanbayr Shuree Ayurgina, Piano. 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10. As part of the exhibition Hamtdaa : Together, exploring the art and culture of Arlington's Mongolian-American community, Nasanbayr Shuree Ayurgina (known as Shuree) will present an evening blending piano classics and contemporary Mongolian compositions. At the Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

<cal1>March 14 to April 17

<cal2>Ishihara by Yoav Brill. Free. Part of New Media in the Bijou Theatre. Israeli artist Yoav Brill's award-winning piece on growing up and living with color blindness animates the small dots, called ishihara, used in color blindness tests. At the Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-228-1850.

<cal1>March 15 to April 10

<cal2>Tsam Mask Making: How Do they Do It? Free. As part of the exhibition Hamtdaa : Together, exploring the art and culture of Arlington's Mongolian-American community, see the step-by-step process behind the making of the dramatic papier mache replicas of the Mongolian Tsam deity masks in the exhibition. At the WIP Gallery at The Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-875-1100.

<cal1>March 14-20

<cal2>Columbia Pike Documentary Project. Free. Part of New Media in the Town Hall. The Columbia Pike Documentary Project is a team of artists portraying the contemporary life of people and sites along the exceptionally ethnically-diverse and rapidly-changing Columbia Pike corridor in Arlington. At the Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-228-1850.

<cal1>Saturday/March 19

<cal2>Trickster Tales. 11 a.m. Cost is $8. Can a spider defeat an elephant at tug-of-war? Overpower a python? With Anansi the Spider, world famous trickster, all things are possible. Traditional West African stories come to life with expressive rod puppets, original music and lots of puns. At the Dome @ Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

<cal1>Tuesday/March 22

<cal2>Singer/Songwriter Series. 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Jon Kaplan with Justin Trawick with Christylez Bacon. 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>Saturday/March 26

<cal2>Diva’s Night Out With Soprano Carmen Balthrop. 7:30 p.m. Admission is $25/$20/$15. Legendary soprano Carmen Balthrop with pianist José Cáceres joins the National Chamber Ensemble for an enchanting evening of vocal music. She will be singing works by Carissimi, Cavalli, Pergole, Montsalvatge, Vivaldi, Puccini and more. At the Artisphere, Spectrum Theatre, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-228-1850.

<cal1>Saturday/March 26

<cal2>Brothers Grimm. 11 a.m. Cost is $8. In this mixed-up fairy tale you'll see familiar characters as you've never seen them before! A fast paced show suitable for families and children of all ages by the young actors of Arlington's own children's theatre. At the Dome @ Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

<cal1>Sunday/March 27

<cal2>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.

<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 www.Clarendon.org. 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.