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 May 13
Mickael Broth. Free. Richmond-based visual artist will be demonstrating his work at the Works in Progress Gallery. At the Artisphere.
Now Through May 31
Donna Cameron. Free. Donna Cameron is a new media artist from Arlington who creates highly sensual visual and aural collages through a process of paper emulsion which she developed specifically for her work; a process that helps her create surreal combinations of poetry, color, light and sound. At the Bijou Theater at the Artisphere.
Now Through May 31
David Carlson. Carlson is an artist, teacher and community activist that lives and works in the Northern Virginia area. He has collaborated with composers, visual artists and dancers on video projects that deal with concepts of humanism on an international scope. Shown at the Artisphere's Video Wall.
Now Through May 31
Kevin Palomino: Dead Ghosts. Free. Palomino is a multi-medium artist from Wichita and Washington, D.C. Through his works with film, painting, screen printing, drawing and graphic story Palomino attempts to explore issues of identity, culture, nationality, modernity and technology as they relate to himself and his generation. At the Artisphere.
Every Friday in May
Alfred Hitchcock: The Early Years Film Series. 8 p.m. Tickets are $8. Before there was “Vertigo,” “The Birds” and “Rear Window,” Hitchcock directed films for over a decade that — beyond simply laying the groundwork for his later works — are considered masterpieces in their own right. Every Friday in May, Artisphere will screen a different classic from the “master of suspense” released before 1940. At the Dome Theater at the Artisphere.
”The 39 Steps.” 8 p.m. Tickets are $8. A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and he stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and stop a spy ring trying to steal top secret information.
”Sabotage.” 8 p.m. Tickets are $8. A Scotland Yard undercover detective is on the trail of a saboteur who is part of a plot to set off a bomb in London. But when the detective's cover is blown, the plot begins to unravel.
”Young & Innocent” (“The Girl Was Young.” 8 p.m. Tickets are $8. A man on the run from a murder charge enlists a beautiful stranger who must put herself at risk for his cause. Released in the US as The Girl Was Young, Young and Innocent was based on a novel by Josephine Tey.
”The Lady Vanishes.” 8 p.m. Tickets $8. While traveling in continental Europe a rich, young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.
Cabaret Performance. 8 p.m. "Let's Get Away from It All" featuring Perry Payne and Michael Rice to benefit the American Century Theater. The eclectic program the includes the music of Adair, Wallowich, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Rodgers & Hart, Cy Coleman, Steve Randoy, Ethel Waters and Henry Mancini, alongside fellow southerners Trisha Yearwood, Michael Rice and Mike Craver, and pop superstars Sting and Pink. Tickets are $85 ($50 tax deductible). At the Artisphere in Arlington. Download a response form at americancentury.org or call 703-998-4555.
May 10 to July 1
"The Bacchae" by Euripides. Part of the WSC Avant Bard Spring Repertory. Mixing history with myth to recount by the story of the God Dionysus's arrival in Greece, this tragedy centers on King Pentheus of Thebes and his mother Agaue and their punishment by Dionysus for refusing to worship him. Regular Performances: Saturday, May 19 – Sunday, July 1. Tickets: Previews: All Pay-What-You-Can; Regular run: Thursday, $25 7:30 p.m. / Friday, $30 7:30 p.m. / Saturday, Matinee, Pay-What-You-Can 2 p.m. / Saturday, $35 7:30 p.m. / Sunday, Mat .$30 2 p.m. / Sunday $25 7:30 p.m. At the Artisphere.
WJLA News Anchors To Lecture. 6 to 8 p.m. Join ABC7's evening news team, Leon Harris and Alison Starling, for a conversation about the TV news business. Part of the "Rooms with a View" lecture series. At Artisphere's Dome Theater, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. To make a reservation for this free lecture, email your RSVP by May 8 to RSVP@rosslynva.org.
Friday Morning Music Club (On Thursdays). Noon. Free classical music. At the Ballroom at The Artisphere.
"The Creators." 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8. "The Creators" explores the chaotic reality of modern day South Africa. Moving through the lives of artists from all segments of the formerly-segregated country, the film paints an intimate portrait of those actively remolding the legacy of apartheid. Followed by Q&A with director, Fulbright recipient and Arlington native Laura Gamse. At the Dome Theater at The Artisphere.
May 17 to July 1
"The Tooth of the Crime." By Sam Shepard. Part of the WSC Avant Bard spring Repertory. This play with music tells the tale of the battle between two rock stars, Hoss, and his young rival, Crow. It is a style war in which each battles for psychic territory. A combination of a heavyweight prizefight, a showdown, and the conventional gunfight in Westerns, the confrontation between Hoss and Crow is fought with music and competing styles. Shepard wrote both lyrics and music. Tickets: All Pay-What-You-Can; Regular run: Thursday, $25 7:30 p.m. / Friday $30 7:30 p.m. / Saturday Mat Pay-What-You-Can 2 p.m. / Saturday $35 7:30 p.m. / Sunday Mat $30 2 p.m. / Sunday $25 7:30 p.m. At the Artisphere.
May 17 to June 17
The Congressional Art Competition. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Hosted by Congressman James P. Moran as part of the National Congressional Program. The exhibition recognizes the creative talents of Northern Virginia's young artists. At the Works in Progress Gallery at the Artisphere.
"Young and Innocent" ("The Girl Was Young"). A man on the run from a murder charge enlists a beautiful stranger who must put herself at risk for his cause. Released in the U.S. as "The Girl Was Young," Young and Innocent is based on a novel by Josephine Tey. Part of Alfred Hitchcock: The Early Years Film Series. 8 p.m. Tickets are $8. At the Dome Theater at The Artisphere.
The GuruGanesha Band. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15. The group is led by world devotional music pioneer GuruGanesha Singh. At the Artisphere Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. Visit www.guruganesha.com.
"Radiation." 8 p.m. Tickets are $8. Part of the Galinsky and Hawley Retrospective Week. Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley have a history of making films outside the realm of traditional narrative, about subjects existing outside the realm of traditional society. Their previous films and documentaries explore topics ranging from the underground music community to policing the streets of Miami to imminent domain. At the Dome Theater at the Artisphere.
"Code 33." 8 p.m. Tickets are $8. Improving upon the "Cops" concept, the documentary, "Code 33" gives the viewer full access to the Miami Police Department as they struggle to bring one serial rapist to justice. Part of the Galinsky and Hawley Retrospective Week. At the Dome Theater at The Artisphere.
"The Lady Vanishes." 8 p.m. Part of Alfred Hitchcock: The Early Years Film Series. While traveling in continental Europe a rich, young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train. At the Dome Theater at The Artisphere.
"Battle for Brooklyn." 8 p.m. Tickets are $8. Battle for Brooklyn is the epic and universal tale of one man under pressure, and how far he will go to save his community and his home from the private developers who want to build a basketball arena on top of it. Part of the Galinsky and Hawley Retrospective Week. At the Dome Theater at The Artisphere.
"Horns and Halos." 2 p.m. Tickets are $6. Part of the Galinsky and Hawley Retrospective Week. Horns and Halos captures the unlikely connection of three men — an ex-con turned celebrity biographer, a janitor and underground publisher, and U.S. President George W. Bush — whose paths to power and popularity become tangled in a controversial book. At the Dome Theater at The Artisphere.
"Cultures of Resistance." 8 p.m. Tickets are $8. Cultures of Resistance explores how art and creativity can be the ammunition in the battle for peace and justice. At the Dome Theater at The Artisphere.
"Half-Cocked." 5 p.m. Tickets are $6. Made in 1994 in Louisville, Nashville and Chattanooga, "Half-Cocked" follows a group of kids who steal a van full of music equipment and pretend to be a band in order to stay on the road. The film features Ian Svenonius and members of Rodan and The Grifters, with music by Unwound, Slant 6, Freakwater, Versus, Polvo, Smog, Heliumand others. Part of the Galinsky and Hawley Retrospective Week. At the Dome Theater at The Artisphere.
National Chamber Ensemble: All That Jazz. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25/adults; $15/students. Featuring pianist and composer Jeffrey Chappell. The program will include the jazz suites by Claude Bolling as well as original arrangements of Jazz favorites. At the Spectrum Theater at The Artisphere.