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Ballston Famers Market

<bt>The Ballston Farmers Market returns to Welburn Square on Thursday, May 26, then every Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. until October. Returning market favorites are Great Harvest Bread Company, Two Belle's Southern Pound Cakes and Gonzales Produce. Newcomers are Pleasant Pops and Milk Crate Bakery. Featuring live music every Thursday.

<cal1>Wednesdays and Thursdays

<cal2>Lunchtime Concert Series. 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free. The Thursday Lunchtime Concerts Series, which will be held from May 12 to Oct. 20 at Wilson Boulevard and N. Oak Street, will entertain Rosslyn Farmers Market visitors as they shop. The Wednesday Lunchtime Concert series will run from June 1 to Aug. 31 at the CentralSpace to CentralPlace plaza located at Wilson Boulevard and N. Moore Street. Local performers will provide music from a variety of genres including jazz, blues, funk, pop, folk and more.

<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.

<cl>Salsa dancing

<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.

<cal1>June 1 to 30

<cal2>"Art Every Day." Artist Linda Hesh presents an interactive public art project. Free public opening reception is Friday, June 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Artisphere. At the both Artisphere and at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City Mall. Visit www.artisphere.com.

<cal1>Now Through June 18

<cal2>Carrier. Free. With Alberto Gaitán and Elliot Williams. Gaitán's site specific interactive sound installation turns the MEZZ Gallery's wall into a 100-foot-long stringed instrument to be played by a robotic scrubber. The installation will be semi-interactive with passers-by, changing its behavior when someone is in proximity but not responding to them in a continuous manner. Opening reception is Thursday, May 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. At the Mezz Gallery at Artisphere.

<cal1>Now Through July 1

<cal2>"Silent Among Us." By Dana Levy. Free. Filmed in a Natural History Museum in northern Israel, 100 white doves fly amongst cabinets of stuffed birds and other animals. Part of New Media at the Bijou Theatre at Artisphere.

<cal1>Now Through July 3

<cal2>"Night and Day," By Tom Stoppard. Tickets are $35, $30 and $25. Performed by the Washington Shakespeare Company. At Artisphere in Arlington.

<cal1>Now Through Aug. 31

<cal2>Sketch3D. Free. Create 3D Drawings Using a Giant "Etch-a-Sketch." Sketch3D is an interactive, integrated software/hardware system that enables users to create their own anaglyphic 3D drawing using a giant "Etch-a-Sketch". At the Upper Town Hall at Artisphere.

<cal1>Now Through July 3

<cal2>"Tennessee Continuum." Tickets are $35, $30 and $25. Performed by the Washington Shakespeare Company. "Portrait of a Madonna" is an early, poignant and beautiful sketch of the character who would become Blanche du Bois, while "The Gnädiges Fräulein" is considered one of the most successful of his mid-career experiments in style, a heartbreaking ode to the indomitability of the human spirit and what many believe to be a thinly disguised allegory of his own creative life. At Artisphere in Arlington.

<cal1>Now Through July 16

<cal2>Art Brains. An eight-week creative camp for kids ages 6-12. Children will be led through lands of imagination and memory in eight art making sessions led by artist & camp director Marissa Long. Campers will use painting, drawing, installation and video practices to create original works of art. The workshop will culminate in an exhibition open house event at Artisphere. Cost is $270. Saturdays, May 21 to July 16, from 1-4 p.m. For ages 6-12. At the Education Lab at Artisphere.

<cal1>Now Through July 17

<cal2>Contain, Maintain, Sustain. The exhibition was conceived to explore sustainability as it relates to contemporary sculpture and installation practices. It features works by 23 international and locally-based artists and art collectives. At the Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 1

<cal2>Dance Wednesdays. 7:30 p.m. With the Cutaways. Tickets are $15/$12. Once hour dance lesson at 7:30 p.m.; dancing from 8:30 to 11 p.m. A danceable blend of blues, rhythm and blues, jazz and roots music all played with exquisite musicanship. At the Ballroom at Artisphere.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 1

<cal2>"Sleeper" by Woody Allen. In this futuristic science fiction comedy, Woody Allen plays the owner of a Greenwich Village Health food store who is cryogenically frozen in 1973 and defrosted 200 years later in an inept totalitarian state. Stars Woody Allen and Diane Keaton. At the Dome Theater at Artisphere.

<cal1>Friday/June 3

<cal2>"Deep River." 8 p.m. Deep River is Rachel Beauregard, Bryan Dawley, and Luke Brindley, a power-folk trio from Virginia who create their own brand of music they've termed "Front Porch Pop". Tickets are $12/$10. At the Dome Theater at Artisphere.

<cal1>Tuesday/June 7

<cal2>Wroteo Open Mic Night. 7 p.m. With Performance Artist and Poet Holly Bass offering her open mic night at Artisphere, where slam, sonnets, hip and haiku hold hands and sing kum-ba-yah! At the Dome Theater at Artisphere.

<cal1>Tuesday/June 7

<cal2>Salsa Tuesdays. 7:30 p.m. With DJ Reyna "La Farandulera." Dance class at 7:30 p.m.; dancing from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $8/$6. At the Ballroom at Artisphere.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 8

<cal2>Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15/$12. Drawing from Louisiana's rich Creole culture as well as African and Caribbean traditions, Cedric Watson and the Bijou Creole play a variety of old school Zydeco, Creole traditionals and original compositions. Dance class at 7:30 p.m.; dancing and live music at 8:30 p.m. At the Ballroom at Artisphere.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 8

<cal2>Woody Allen Film. 8 p.m. Tickets are $6. "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)." Stars Woody Allen and Gene Wilder. At the Dome Theater at Artisphere.

<cal1>Saturday/June 11

<cal2>Queering Sound. 7 p.m. Festival of Experimental LGBT Artists and Allies. The annual staging of alternative performance, sound and digital art and spoken word focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual, post-gender-identified, supportive and queer artisans. Tickets are $10/$8. Presented by DC Sonic Circuits and Triangle Artists Group.

<cal1>Saturday/June 11

<cal2>Orquesta La Leyenda & DJ Steve. 10 p.m. Remembering the Palladium on Salsa Saturday Night. The big band specializes in the mambo style made popular by Machito, Tito Puente and Tito Rodriguez. Tickets are $15/$12. At the Ballroom at Artisphere.

<cal1>Tuesday/June 14

<cal2>Salsa Tuesdays. 7:30 p.m. With DJ "Killer Joe" Falero. Tickets are $8/$6. Dance class at 7:30 p.m.; dancing from 8:30 to 11 p.m. At the Ballroom at Artisphere.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 15

<cal2>Boilmaker Jazz Band. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15/$12. Dance class at 7:30 p.m.; dancing and live music at 8:30 p.m. At the Ballroom at Artisphere.

<cal1>Tuesday/June 21

<cal2>Contra Sonic. Contra dancing with a club twist. Contra dancing is American folk dance with roots in square dancing, but when you add free glow sticks, a DJ and laser display you get Contra Sonic. Tickets are $8/$6. Dance lesson at 7:30 p.m.; dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. At the Ballroom at Artisphere.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 22

<cal2>Steve Wolf and Swing Speak. 7:30 p.m. Swing and standards of the 1930’s and 1940’s plus a hearty dose of Latin and rhythm & blues. Tickets are $15/$12. Dance class at 7:30 p.m.; dancing and live music at 8:30 p.m. At the Ballroom at Artisphere.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 22

<cal2>"Manhattan" by Woody Allen. 8 p.m. A divorced New Yorker currently dating a high-schooler brings himself to look for love in the mistress of his best friend instead. Stars Woody Allen, Diane Keaton and Muriel Hemingway. Tickets are $6. At the Dome Theatre at Artisphere.

<cal1>Thursday/June 23

<cal2>Javier Nandayapa Trio. 7:30 p.m. In partnership with the Mexican Cultural Institute, the Trio's repertoire encompasses minimalist, contemporary, Mexican folkloric and some currents of world music. Tickets are $15/$12. At the Dome Theater at Artisphere.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 29

<cal2>"Crimes and Misdemeanors." 8 p.m. Tickets are $6. An opthamologist’s mistress threatens to reveal an affair, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman. Stars Woody Allen and Martin Landau. At the Dome Theater at Artisphere.

<cal1>July 14-17

<cal2>Slapsticon 2011. This four-day film festival features screenings of rarely seen comedies from the silent and early sound eras. It is an opportunity to view films, from 9 a.m. to midnight, that are some of the earliest creative efforts in the development of motion picture comedy. Tickets are $99/$90 four day pass; $30/$25 day (9 a.m. - midnight), $15/$12 half day (9 a.m. - 6 p.m., 8 p.m. - midnight). At the Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent Street, Arlington.

<cal1>Thursday/July 21

<cal2>Contra Sonic. Contra dancing with a club twist. Contra dancing is American folk dance with roots in square dancing, but when you add free glow sticks, a DJ and laser display you get Contra Sonic. Tickets are $8/$6. Dance lesson at 7:30 p.m.; dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. At the Ballroom at Artisphere.

<ro>Rosslyn Farmers Market

<cal2>Every Thursday, May 12 to Oct. 20. Located across the street from Cupid’s Garden Sculpture. Fresh foods and goods from regional vendors including bread and pastries, farm-fresh and organic produce, herbs and spices, exotic teas and specialty coffees, gourmet baked goods, and marinades and sauces. Monday Properties returns as a Rosslyn Farmers Market sponsor.

<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.