Saturday Nights at 11:01
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.
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.
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.
Now Through March 11
Amy Hughes Braden: Too Extroverted to Paint. Free. Plagued by the need for human interaction, stuck in a world of tweets and tags, Amy Hughes Braden will paint large portraits of “tweens” working towards her 2013 show in Artisphere’s Mezz Gallery. Artist working onsite in the WIP: Fridays 4-8 p.m., Saturdays 1-7 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m.
Now Through March 31
Everitt Clark: Night and Day — The Suburbs of Northern Virginia. In two recent series of photographs -- one taken during the day, the other at night -- Everitt Clark has uncovered the beauty of northern Virginia’s suburban landscape. Opening reception is Thursday, Feb. 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. At the Artisphere.
Now Through March 11
WSC Avant Bard: Les Justes (The Just Ones). Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. ($25); Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ($30); Saturdays 2 p.m. (Pay what you can); 7:30 p.m. ($35); Sunday 2 p.m. ($30) and 7:30 p.m. $25. At the Black Box Theater at the Artisphere.
Now Through April 15
Luis Sierra: Somewhere Over the Digital Prism. Somewhere Over the Digital Prism (SODP) hacks Dorothy's most famous ballad from "The Wizard of Oz" through a series of mimicked glitches. At the Artisphere.
Robert Rodriguez Film Series: "El Mariachi." 8 p.m. Tickets are $6. "El Mariachi" tells the story of a traveling mariachi who just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. At the Dome Theater at the Artisphere.
La Shica: Flamenco Fusion Artist. 8 p.m. Tickets are $15/advance; $18/door. In an effort to find a unique sound, La Shica has developed an unusual musical approach to her live shows. At the Dome Theater at the Artisphere.
Robert Rodriguez Film Series: "Desperado." 8 p.m. Tickets are $8. The sequel to "El Mariachi," this film continues the story as El Mariachi is out to avenge the murder of his lover and the maiming of his fretting hand. At the Dome Theater at the Artisphere.
March 14 to April 15
Art by Jenny Sidhu Mullins. Jenny creates paintings and electronic, interactive sculptures that explore ideas related to national identity, American spirituality and corporate mythology. At the Works in Progress Gallery at the Artisphere.
"Jardin en El Mar" (A Garden in the Sea). 7 p.m. Free. A new film by Thomas Reidelsheimer about an underwater installation in the Mexican Sea of Cortez by the Spanish artist Cristina Iglesias, commissioned by the Mexican millionaire philanthropist Manuel Arango. At the Dome Theater at The Artisphere.
Mexican Institute of Sound. 8 p.m. Tickets are $20/$18. At the Ballroom at the Artisphere. DJ and producer Camilo Lara is the one-man dynamo behind the electronic music project, the Mexican Institute of Sound. At the Artisphere.
Northern Virginia Int'l Jewish Film Festival: "Melting Away." 4:30 p.m. Admission is $11/adults; $8/students. Shlomo discovers women’s clothing in his son Assaf’s room. With his wife’s consent, Shlomo locks Assaf out. Four years later, Gallia hires an agency to find her son and bring him to see Shlomo, who is dying of cancer. He is found performing as a transgender singer. A private nurse visits Shlomo in the hospital. It is really Assaf, who develops a relationship with his dying father as Anna, the nurse. At the Dome Theater at the Artisphere.
Northern Virginia Int'l Jewish Film Festival: "The Wave." 7:30 p.m. Admission is $11/adults; $8/seniors. A teacher’s class lesson about dictatorship turns into an experiment with his students. The lesson escalates out of control when he forms a social unit of students. Beginning with innocent conformity, the class becomes increasingly aggressive and, eventually, violent and out-of control. Based on a true story, this film offers a chilling lesson in mob mentality and mob violence. At the Dome Theater at the Artisphere.
Urban Arias: Positions 1956 Workshop. 7:30 p.m. Join mini-modern opera and Artisphere resident company UrbanArias for a public read/workshop of Positions 1956, a 90-minute opera in three parts created by composer Conrad Cummings and librettist Michael Korie ("Grey Gardens"). At the Ballroom at the Artisphere.
Robert Rodriguez Film Series: "Once Upon a Time in Mexico." 8 p.m. Tickets are $8. In this sequel to "Desperado," a Mexican drug lord pretends to overthrow the Mexican government, and is connected to a corrupt CIA agent who at that time, demands retribution from his worst enemy to carry out the drug lord's uprising against the government. At the Dome Theater at the Artisphere.
Northern Virginia Int'l Jewish Film Festival: "My Australia." 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11/adults; $8/seniors. In 1960s Poland, a single mother struggles to provide for her two teenage sons. The boys join a Neo Nazi gang who vandalize a Jewish neighborhood and beat up young Jews. Following this incident, the mother decides to tell her sons the truth — she is Jewish and a Holocaust survivor. At the Dome Theater at the Artisphere.
Northern Virginia Int'l Jewish Film Festival: "Trembling Before G-D." 8 p.m. Tickets are $11/adults; $8/seniors. The film follows gay and lesbian Orthodox Jews trying to reconcile their sexuality with their Orthodox Jewish faith and includes interviews with rabbis and psychotherapists about Jewish attitudes towards homosexuality. At the Dome Theater at the Artisphere.
Northern Virginia Int'l Jewish Film Festival: "Connected." 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $11/adults; $8/seniors. In this technological age are we reaching out and communicating better than preceding generations? This film offers a thoughtful and provocative response on how social networking in the 21st century has affected how Jews with diverse backgrounds try to connect. At the Dome Theater at the Artisphere.
Northern Virginia Int'l Jewish Film Festival: "Suzie Gold." 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11/adults; $8/seniors. In this comedy, Suzie Gold is a young Jewish woman living in London. Her sister is about to marry a "nice Jewish boy" and Suzie’s parents want the same for her. She meets a young man through her family but the sparks just don't fly. Through her job, Suzie meets a very attractive man, who happens not to be Jewish. She’s afraid to introduce him to her family but can’t stop seeing him. At the Dome Theater at The Artisphere.
Robert Rodriguez Film Series: "From Dusk Till Dawn." 8 p.m. Tickets are $8. Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the lam after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning as long as they pay off the local kingpin and survive 'from dusk till dawn' at the rendezvous point. At the Dome Theater at the Artisphere.
You, Me, Them, Everybody Present: This is a Game Show. 8 p.m. Hosted by Brandon Wetherbee. Panelists include: The Nation sports writer Dave Zirin; The Vinyl District's Jon Meyers and DC's Own Sideshow Girl Mab, Just Mab. At the Dome Theater at Artisphere.