Arlington Workday Music
The Rosslyn BID presents their Lunchtime Concert Series. Three days a week, local bands will play a variety of tunes:
Tuesdays at Freedom Park, enter on N. Kent St. or N. Lynn St., June 5 - July 31, 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Wednesdays at CentralSpace, Wilson Blvd. & N. Moore St.
June 6 – Aug. 29, 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. No concert on July 4.
Thursdays at the Farmers Market, Wilson Blvd. & N. Oak St., June 7 – Oct. 25, 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
These Rosslyn restaurants offer free happy hour concerts on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Local musicians perform while listeners enjoy happy hour specials.
Wednesdays at Le Méridien Arlington, 1121 19th Street N., Origem, a Brazilian Jazz group, June 13–Aug. 8, 5–6:30 p.m.
Thursdays at Hyatt Arlington, 1325 Wilson Blvd., Mary Ann Redmond Duo, Blues, June 7–Aug. 9, 5–6:30 p.m.
Fridays at Connexion, Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Hwy.: Carol & Bruce, Soulful Vocals and Guitar, June 1–Aug. 3, 5–6:30 p.m.
At the Ballroom at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-228-1850.
Salsa Tuesdays. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. dance class; 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. dancing.
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.
11:01 Saturday Nights. Starts at 11:01 p.m. Late-night dance party. Tickets are $15/$12 students.
Through Aug. 18
Kevin Krapf: Retratos Compartidos/Shared Portraits. Free. Opening reception is Thursday, June 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. An interactive performance/display project in which visitors participate by using a specially designed double-sided drawing table in the gallery to make and exhibit portraits. The shared portraits are displayed on the wall to track the growth of the project and the moments of exchange that occur during its run. At the Artisphere.
Through Aug. 26
Andrew Thomas Huang’s recent award winning work ‘Solipsist’ will be displayed on the Artisphere’s video wall through August 26. The work has been described as “an explosion of image and sound, combining the movement of the human body with cutting edge graphic techniques to create a work that is a celebration of color and movement that is both exuberant and haunting. Free.
Heather Day: Onsite Painting Residency. Heather Day creates paintings that explore the relationships between urban decay and human interaction through the layering of texture, color and various mediums. At the Works in Progress Gallery at the Artisphere.
Through Nov. 11
Beth Baldwin: Artist in Residence. Artisphere selected local artist Beth Baldwin for a six month artist-in-residency through November 2012. Baldwin will create her one-of-a-kind animals and houses made from recycled materials in full view of the public eye. Patrons are welcome and encouraged to walk through her studio, watch her work, and ask questions during her residency hours: Wednesdays-Fridays from 6pm-10pm and Saturdays from Noon-6pm. Artisphere located at 1101 Wilson Boulevard.
Email announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos and artwork are welcome. Deadline is Thursday at noon.
Aug. 1 to Sept. 2
Doug Dupin and Maria Stenzel: Short Life of a Small Boat. Free. An inexpensive boat is made, used, and burned in one year. The four seasonal segments span the boat's one-year life. At the Bijou Theater at the Artisphere.
Salsa Leadership Awards Dance Party. 8 p.m. Tickets $8 before July 13; $10 before Aug. 3; $15/door. Start your evening with mambo dance lessons at 8 p.m. followed by a dance party at 9 p.m. to music by DJ Bruno “El Unico (DC); DJ Steve Greene (Richmond); and DJ Tito Morales (Baltimore). Part of the evening includes recognition of 20 salseros from D.C. and Richmond for their leadership in the salsa community. At the Ballroom at the Artisphere.
Chico Trujillo with Maracuyeah DJ opening set. 8 p.m. $15/advance; $18/door. Acclaimed Chilean band Chico Trujillo plays cumbia with a twist. At the Ballroom at the Artisphere.
Plushie design with Artisphere artist-in-residence Beth Baldwin. Create your own colorful, whimsical stuffed animal with Beth Baldwin. Families take art work home with them after each session. Cost of class includes all materials. The session is from 2-4 p.m. and all ages are welcome. $20 for ages 13-adult and $10 for ages 2–12.
Aug. 24 to Nov. 4
Beyond the Parking Lot: The Change and Re-Assessment of Our Modern Landscape. Free. Exhibiting artists include Amanda Burnham (Baltimore); Maya Ciarrocchi (New York); Julia Christensen (Oberlin, Ohio); Richard Crozier (Charlottesville); Frank Hallam Day (Washington, D.C.); Gregory Euclide (Le Sueur, Minn.); Alex Lukas (Philadelphia); Rachel Sitkin (Baltimore); and Trevor Young (Washington, D.C.). At the Terrace Gallery at the Artisphere.
T-Shirt Nation Camp. Spend the week exploring everything T-shirt, including various methods of creating unique and fashion-forward tees. Each participant will walk away with four or five personally designed pieces. Contact Lisa Marie Thalhammer, Artisphere Education Director, at email@example.com or 703-875-1137.