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.
Rosslyn Farmers Market. Thursdays, through 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.
Clarendon Farmers Market. Year-round, has locally produced breads and pastries, organic vegetables, flowers, soap, sorbet and more. Saturdays and Sundays, 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.
Arlington Farmers Market at Courthouse. 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. Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, year round. No dogs are allowed in the market.
Ballston Farmers Market. At Welburn Square Thursdays from 3-7 p.m. until October. Returning this year: Great Harvest Bread Company, Two Belle's Southern Pound Cakes and Gonzales Produce. Newcomers include Pleasant Pops and Milk Crate Bakery. Featuring live music every Thursday.
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The Antiques and Collectibles Market. At Court House, an open air market 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. on North 15th Street, next to the Courthouse Parking Lot. Sundays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Courthouse Parking Lot.
Through July 26
Adult Thursday evening sessions of Sculpture art making will occur at the Artisphere from July 19 to July 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. The classes are for ages 18+ Only. Participants will be introduced to the sculptures on exhibition at Artisphere, explore the role of sculptures in public spaces and will get introduced materials such as foam, cardboard, cement and wood through a hands-on process. This class is presented to complement the Virginia Commonwealth University Sculpture Exhibition in Artisphere’s Terrace Gallery. $20 per class.
Through July 28
Sculpture Art Making, ages 5-7 (noon-2 p.m.) or 8-12 (3-5 p.m.). Eight Saturdays, cost is $280. At the Education Lab at Artisphere. Sculpture Art Making will combine environmental science and various sculptural techniques to create art from found materials. Contact Lisa Marie Thalhammer, Artisphere Education Director, at email@example.com or 703-875-1137.
Through July 29
Suzanne: Work from the 2012-13 Vcuarts Sculpture MFA Graduate Class. Free. Opening reception is Thursday, June 7 from 7 to 10 p.m. Curated by Kendall Buster (sculptor and professor in the VCUArts Sculpture Department) and Amy Hauft (sculptor and chair of the department), Suzanne features eclectic works by the 12 sculptors from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Sculpture + Extended Media MFA program who will earn their Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture in May 2013.
Charli Brissey: Weight. Free. Inspired by the novel by Jeannette Winterson, Weight aims to create a modern day adaptation of the myth of Atlas holding up the world. At the Bijou Theater at the Artisphere.
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.
"Wet Hot American Summer." 8 p.m. Cost is $5. At the Dome Theater at the Artisphere.
"Annie." 2:30 p.m. Cost is $6. Part of the Juicebox Summer Children's Film Series. At the Dome Theatre at Artisphere.
Fashion Boot Camp. Daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuition is $300. Students will engage in creative activities to boost their self esteem and introduce them to fashion related areas such as styling, design, photography, among others. Professionals currently working in the fashion industry and are part of the Fashion Fights Poverty Volunteer Network will teach the classes. Contact Lisa Marie Thalhammer, Artisphere Education Director, at email@example.com or 703-875-1137.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-875-1137.