Kinder Haus Toys
<lst>STORYTIME -- Starting in January 2011, Ms. Laura will read new and classic stories every Monday and Friday from 10:30 to 11 a.m.
MY KISSING HANDS, Friday, Jan. 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Ms. Jennifer will create keepsake impressions of your child's hands and feet that will last a lifetime. Sign up at the desk or call 703-527-5929.
Kinder Haus is located at 1220 N. Fillmore St., Arlington, street level on Fillmore St. below Gold's gym near the intersection with Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, two blocks east of the Clarendon Metro. Call 703-527-5929.
<cal1>Now Through Jan. 16
<cal2>Party Crashers. Comic Culture Invades the Art World. Party Crashers mashes up comic art and contemporary gallery culture, and features artists who pass back and forth between the two worlds. With the artists Rosaire Appel, Victor Kerlow, Rina Ayuyang, Blaise Larmee, Derik Badman, Andrei Molotiu, Gabrielle Bell, Robert Pruitt, Jeffrey Brown, Jim Rugg, Joshua Cotter, Dash Shaw, Warren Craghead III, Deb Sokolow, Anton Kannemeyer, and Olav Westphalen. At the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. call 703-248-6800 or visit www.findyourartist.org
<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.
* Jan. 15 — Melodime and Special Guests. Melodime is a trio that grew up and learned to play music on a farm outside Washington, D.C. Since jamming in a hayloft, Bradley Rhodes and the Duis brothers, Sam and Tyg, have entertained many, and have had their song "Sweet Contentment" featured twice on FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance".
<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.
* Jan. 12 — JP McDermott & Western Bop: Rockabilly/Honky tonk;
* Jan. 19 — Dancing by the Bayou: Cajun/Zydeco;
* Jan. 26 — BG and the Mojo Hands: Blues/swing;
<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:
The following event is $20/15 (students with a valid ID, at the door only)
* Jan. 18 — Verny Varela;
* Jan. 25 — Bio Ritmo;
<cal1>Wednesday, Jan. 12
<cal2>Sweet-Meat Cherry-Whip Flip. Artwork by Victoria Gaitan. Opening reception is Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 5:30 p.m. Victoria Gaitán's photographic series of flesh-and-blood still lifes visualize human subjects as meat puppets. The images are calling cards from the artist's explorations of internal worlds, illness, in-between states, shared delusions and hells, stillness, memory, interpretations of pain, private and public intimacies, trauma, beauty and conditioned responses. At the Mezz Gallery at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-875-1100.
<cal2>Movie Night @ Artisphere. "Every Other Day is Halloween." 8 p.m. Admission is $6. The true-life story of television personality Dick Dyszel, whose popular characters Count Gore de Vol and Captain 20 continue to inspire generations of fans and artists. At the Dome @ Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-875-1100.
<cal2>Zydeco Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. With the band, Little Red & The Renegades. Introductory Zydeco dance lesson taught by Michael Hart and Sharon Schiliro from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. At the Artisphere Ballroom, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call Michael Hart at 301-762-6730 or the Artisphere at 703-228-1850, or go to www.DancingbytheBayou.com
<cal1>Thursday, Jan. 13
<cal2>Carpe Vinum: Wine Tastings at Artisphere. $30 per tasting; $150 for the series. Hone your palate at wine tastings conducted by four top wine educators from Arlington's wine shops. Demystify the world of wine in a relaxed settings, and expand your wine horizons at Artisphere. At Town Square at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-875-1100.
<cal2>Young People’s Poetry Marathon in Spanish. 10 a.m. Presented by Teatro de la Luna. Participants recite original poems or those of their favorite authors in Spanish. At Rosslyn Spectrum @ Artisphere, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. Visit http://www.teatrodelaluna.org
<cal2>Urban Arias. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Contemporary Short Operas for a New Era. The program is made up of remarkably short operas — each between 5 and 15 minutes long. Admission is $15. At the Black Box @ Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-875-1100 or visit http://www.urbanarias.org.
<cal2>Children’s Theatre Festival. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Teatro de la Luna. Six hours of theatre and other activities to delight the entire family, including bilingual theatre, storytelling and special performances by "Las Lunitas" — children participating in Teatro de la Luna's Bilingual Acting Workshop. At the Spectrum Theatre @ Artisphere, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. Visit http://www.teatrodelaluna.org.
<cal2>Milkshake: Rock for Kids! 11 a.m. Milkshake is a rock band that writes and performs songs for children. Part of family performances at Artisphere. Cost is $8. At the Dome @ Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-875-1100 or visit http://milkshakemusic.com
<cal2>SULU DC. 7 p.m. Asian Pacific Island Performance Art. Admission is $10. Named after Sulu of Star Trek — the first Asian American character in space — and a remote island in the Philippines, Sulu DC is an underground grassroots network and home for Asian Pacific Island performance artists. At the Dome @ Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-875-1100 or visit http://suludc.com
<cal2>Singer Alfonso Velez. 7:30 p.m. Admission is $8. Part of the Words & Music series with host Jon Kaplan. At the Dome @ Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-875-1100.
<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>Jan. 18 To 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.
<cal2>Mia Zabelka and Microknytes. 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10. Mia Zabelka, composer, violinist and vocalist from Vienna, has the international reputation as one of the most innovative freestyle violin players of the worlds. Mikroknytes is Derek Morton (electronics, effects, mind control) and John Coursey (violin, electronics, idea manufacturing). At the Dome @ Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-875-1100.
<cal2>Liebermann and Beethoven. 7:30 p.m. The National Chamber Ensemble is hosting Lowell Liebermann at the piano performing his own work and Beethoven. At Rosslyn Spectrum @ Artisphere, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. Visit http://www.nationalchamberensemble.org
<cal2>A Vivid Sense of Place. Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. A Vivid Sense of Place is a dynamic dance performance by the Jane Franklin Dance Group that engages the possibilities of wide-open spaces. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $10 children under 10 years. At the Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington. Visit www.janefranklin.com or phone 703-933-1111.
<cal2>Dar Williams and IBIS Chamber Music Society. 7:30 p.m. Admission is $35. Recorded live for CD, this "crossover concert" will feature an exciting mix of music including original arrangements of Williams’ music (popular favorites like "When I Was a Boy," "Beauty of the Rain," and "Buzzer" to name a few), as well as classical and traditional vocal music, and works by Gershwin and African-American composer William Grant Still arranged for string quartet and harp. At Rosslyn Spectrum @ Artisphere, 1611 N. Kent Street, Arlington. Visit www.ibischambermusic.org.
<cal2>Wroteo with Holly Bass. First Tuesday, Feb. 1. 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>Feb. 17 to March 20
<cal2>"Juno and the Paycock," by Sean O’Casey. Presented by the Washington Shakespeare Company. At Black Box @ Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-418-4808 or visit http://www.washingtonshakespeare.org.
<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.