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. 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.
<sh>2011 Ballston Arts & Crafts Market
<bt>The Ballston Arts & Craft Market is back and in full swing. Plan a visit to Welburn Square (aka The Ballston Circle) for the next show on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Held on the second Saturday of every month, from April through October.
Check out vintage and modern jewelry by Lanyapi Designs, hand-crafted organic soaps & lotions by Herban Lifestyle, mixed-media artwork by Nikdapooh Designs, quirky monster plushes by Grumpy Haters, unique bookbinding by Moonlight Bindery and much more.
FREE live music by rockers, J-Guden (noon - 2 p.m.)
FREE eco-friendly bags to the first 50 visitors, generously provided by ArlingtonVirginia.com, Arlington's Social Media Community
FREE SWAG from Funky Finds.com
FREE demos by select artists
Delicious made-to-order crepes by local mobile crêperie, Solar Crepes
Conveniently located between North Stuart and North 9th Streets, across the street from the Ballston Metro, the Ballston Arts & Crafts Market is Arlington's only 100% handmade indie art market.
The 2011 Market dates are: May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10 and Oct. 8.
<sh>Upcoming at Market Common Clarendon
<cl>Free entertainment in the gazebo, at Market Common Clarendon, 2700 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington.
<cal2>Live It Up on the Loop! 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. A fun, family event with healthy lifestyle activities including a rock climbing wall, strolling juggler, clown bike tricks, fun fitness classes, obstacle courses, moon bounce, and live entertainment. Also NOLAS Salon’s charity Cut-A-Thon for St. Jude’s, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
<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.
<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.
<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/May 24 — The European Spin on Salsa
With DJ Eric B.
* Tuesday/May 31 — The Dominican Perspective on Salsa With DJ Sabroso "Killer Joe;"
<cal1>Now Through May 22
<cal2>Shadow Puppetry. Free. Explore the edge of Shadow puppetry and the creative "rough cut" process. This exhibition by Projects—a company of artists, musicians, technicians, lanterneers and visual alchemists based in Baltimore—invents through puppetry and light, creating innovative artworks & "cultural performances" including Paper Lantern Parades and Overhead Projector Shadow Puppetry Magic Lantern Shows that bring people together to celebrate their collective creativity. At the Works-in-Progress Gallery at Artisphere.
<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 May 15
<cal2>Czech Marionette Carving Workshop. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $750. A nine-day marionette master class that includes a carving and performance workshop with Czech puppet masters Mirek Trejtnar and Dora Bouzkova. During this intensive workshop, students will make wooden carved marionettes, and also will create an original puppet performance that will be presented to the public. At the Artisphere.
<cal1>Now Through May 20
<cal2>Czech Marionette Master Class Carving Workshop. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $750. A nine-day marionette master class that includes a carving and performance workshop with Czech puppet masters Mirek Trejtnar and Dora Bouzkova. During this workshop, students will make wooden carved marionettes and create an original puppet performance that will be presented to the public. At the Artisphere.
* Friday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. Strings Attached: Czech Puppetry Discussion. Roundtable discussion on puppetry in the Czech Republic with puppet masters Mirek Trejtnar and Dora Bouzkova. At the Dome Theater at Artisphere.
* Sunday, May 15 at 4 p.m. Cost is $8. Czech Puppetry Performance and Children’s Workshop. Puppet performances by Dora Bouzkova and participants in the puppet carving workshop, followed by a puppet making workshop for children aged 5 and up. At the Dome Theater at Artisphere.
* Friday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. "Alonzo’s Lullaby." A Shadow Puppetry Magic Lantern Show by Nana Projects. Cost is $15. At the Dome Theatre.
<cal2>The Film, "45365." At 8 p.m. Admission is $6. A film that explores daily life in an American town through the stories of a father and son, a young relationship, and cops and criminals. At the Dome Theatre at Artisphere in Arlington.
<cal2>Contra Sonic. 7:30 p.m. Cost is $8 ($6 FSGW members). Co-presented by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. 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. At the Ballroom at Artisphere.
<cal2>Words and Music: Singer/Songwriter Series. 7:30 p.m. Cost is $8. Host Jon Kaplan performs and talks with singers/songwriters from around the region. At the Dome Theatre at Artisphere.
<cal2>Sammy Naquin and the Zydeco Whips. 7:30 p.m. dance class; 8:30 p.m. dancing. Cost is $15. Sammy Naquin lives to play music that makes people feel good, have fun and want to dance. He’ll cook up a Louisiana musical gumbo, with a strong traditional Zydeco / cajun / creole roux, with some Zydeco blues, spiced with New Orleans jazz and R&B with a dash of country and serve it up smokin’ hot. At the Ballroom at Artisphere.
<cal2>"Same Sex America" Film. 8 p.m. Admission is $6. This Showtime documentary, takes a hard look at the conflict over same-sex marriage, following several gay and lesbian couples who have a personal stake in this civil rights clash. At the Dome Theatre at Artisphere.
<cal1>May 19 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. The opening reception is Thursday, May 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. At the Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.
<cal1>May 20 and 22
<cal2>"La Colombe" by Charles Gounod. An opéra comique in two acts by Charles Gounod with a libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré base on the poem "Le Faucon" by Jean de la Fontaine. Presented by the Aurora Opera Theatre. Friday, May 20 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, May 22 at 4 p.m. At the Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere in Arlington. Visit auroraopera.org.
<cal2>Zanzibar SALSA Reunion. 11 p.m. Cost is $15/advance; $20/day. With DJ Bruno and DJ Broadway.
<cal2>Hot Society Orchestra of Washington. 7:30 p.m. dance class; 8:30 p.m. dancing. Cost is $15. The Hot Society Orchestra of Washington performs dance music of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, providing an elegant recreation of the great early-jazz dance bands of a bygone era. 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.