Storytime at Kinder Haus Toys. Storytime will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays. Children attending events must be accompanied by adults. 1220 N. Fillmore. Visit kinderhaus.com or call 703-527-5929.
Yarn Bomb Meet-ups + Stitch Session. Wednesdays through Feburary, 6-9 p.m. Free. Create a yarn bombing temporary public art project in Rosslyn. Meet other knitters at Town Hall, 1901 N. Moore St. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Free. Visit http://pinklineproject.com. No meet-ups on Nov. 21 or Dec. 12, 26
Through Dec. 9
Six Characters In Search Of An Author. Set during a rehearsal for Luigi Pirandello’s The Rules of the Game, the play finds actors and a director interrupted by orphan characters, seeking to have their story told. Previews are available from Nov. 11 through Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. The play will be open on Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. and run through Dec. 9 (times vary). Tickets are $10-$50. At Black Box Theater of Artisphere, located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
Big Easy Express. 8 p.m. Directed by Emmett Malloy, featuring Mumford & Sons, Big Easy Express documents a cinematic musical journey. Britain’s acclaimed Mumford & Sons, Indie folk heroes Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Tennessee’s Old Crow Medicine Show climbed aboard a beautiful vintage train in California, setting out for New Orleans. $10. At Dome Theater of Artisphere, located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
Boister: Live Soundtrack To Buster Keaton’s Silent Film Steamboat Bill, Jr. 8 p.m. $15. Creating an unequaled musical and film experience, the Baltimore-based ensemble Boister performs a live soundtrack to the 1928 classic Buster Keaton film Steamboat Bill, Jr. At Dome Theater of Artisphere, located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
Through Jan. 5, 2013
Roberto Bocci’s Streams + Spaces. Free. At Mezz Gallery. Roberto Bocci’s Streams + Spaces in Between is a portrait of the distance between two geographical locations. A 100-foot experimental panorama maps the distance between Arlington and Washington, D.C. and relocates urban environments within the art gallery. Opening reception is Thursday, Nov. 1, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The artist talk with Don Russell, Juror at 6 p.m. Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
Raul Midón. 8 p.m. $22. Raul Midon’s music unleashes a dazzling percussive guitar style complimented by his silky, soulful tenor that has drawn comparisons to Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder. At Dome Theater in Artisphere located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
Light Up Rosslyn. 5:15-6:45 p.m. Join for the Rosslyn Business Improvement District’s annual Rosslyn skyline lighting ceremony across from Artisphere in front of 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
Artisphere Dome Projection. 5:15-11 p.m. See Chris Coleman and Laleh Mehran’s projection on the exterior of Artisphere’s Dome, Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
Project 2012.002r. Free. Local arts transform Artisphere’s Education Lab into a site specific new media installation entitled Project 2012.002r, which explores emotional disconnectedness and the act of the search, addressing the experience of distance between people in society, both literal and social. Project 2012.002r will be accompanied by a short explanatory film and slideshow that shows the artists’ process in the Bijou Theater directly across from the installation. At Education Lab + Bijou Theater in Artisphere located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
Dec. 6 through Jan. 20
W3fi: A Digital Experience Revealing The Connections Between Our Online + Offline Selves. By Chris Coleman + Laleh Mehran. Free. At Terrace Gallery. Opening reception is on Thursday Dec. 6 from 7-10 p.m. Artists Chris Coleman and Laleh Mehran transform the Terrace Gallery into an immersive digital installation, using multiple projections mapped specifically for the space. W3FI animates the walls with ideas and real-time information gathered from Artisphere visitors and the region at large. Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
Victoria Vox + Christylez Bacon. 8 p.m. $12. Victoria Vox, has been warming the hearts of her audience across the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe. Her songs are honest, moving, but also light-hearted. Christylez Bacon is a GRAMMY nominated progressive hip-hop artist and multi-instrumentalist from Southeast D.C. At Dome Theater in Artisphere located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
Popped-Up Videos Live. Holiday edition. 8 p.m. Holiday videos get the pop up treatment with fun facts and jokes hosted by music-video historian Andrew Bucket with special guests and prizes. $10. At Dome Theater in Artisphere located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
Kelly Hogan. Hogan will be coming to Arlington in support of her highly
anticipated new solo album I Like To Keep Myself In Pain. She will be performing at the IOTA Club & Cafe located at 2832 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.iotaclubandcafe.com.
Through Dec. 9
Johnathan Monaghan: Rainbow Narcosis. Free. At Works in Progress Gallery, Town Hall. Appropriating a range of imagery from video games and corporate logos to religious iconography, Rainbow Narcosis is a hallucinatory vision both haunting and humorous. Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
Dec. 12 through Feb. 3
Art On The Art Bus: Hand Drawn Bazaar. Free. Elizabeth Graeber creates work for Art On The Art Bus at Works in Progress Gallery in Artisphere located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com. Onsite residency hours are Wednesday and Friday from 5:30-10 p.m.
Ellen Cherry + Naked Blue. 8 p.m. $12. Emmy nominated singer/songwriter Ellen Cherry is a full-time touring and working performer based in Baltimore. Jen and Scott Smith make up the band Naked Blue. Their live performances have taken them to six countries and across the U.S. creating fans wherever they go. At Dome Theater in Artisphere located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
Music. 8:15 p.m. Nationally touring songwriters and Arlington residents Taylor Carson and Justin Trawick will be performing together with their full bands at IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd.). This show will mark their final band performances of 2012, a year that brought both Taylor and Justin personal and musical success. Doors will open at 8 p.m. and special guest Cassidy Ford will play an opening set at 8:15 p.m. followed by Taylor Carson and finally Justin Trawick. Tickets are $12 and available at the door. Visit www.iotaclubandcafe.com.
Grump At Artisphere. 12-6 p.m. Free. Ballroom Grump is the best ever alternative holiday craft show where people can shop local this holiday season. Join 40 local makers as they show and sell handmade goods. From kids clothing made from vintage t-shirts and handmade soap to plush anteaters and t-shirts about zombies eating pizza. And enjoy a tacky-sweater photo booth and DJ. Artisphere located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
Ethan Lipton + His Orchestra: No Place To Go. 8 p.m. $22. The Obie Award-winning show delivers an irreverent and personal musical ode to the unemployed. Lipton is joined by his incomparable “orchestra” of Eben Levy (guitar), Ian Riggs (upright bass) and Vito Dieterle (sax), a trio that's been playing with him for over seven years. At Dome Theater in Artisphere located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
Through Dec. 15
Beth Baldwin: Artist-in-Residence. Free. Open studio hours Nov. 12-Dec. 15: Friday 6-10 p.m.; Saturday Noon-6 p.m. In a 500-square-foot studio located off of Artisphere’s main entrance lobby, Baldwin will create her one-of-a-kind animals and houses made from recycled materials in full view of the public eye. Throughout her residency, Baldwin will collaborate with Artisphere to create programming that involves her work and allows for visitors to learn more about her artistry. Patrons are welcome and encouraged to walk through her studio, watch her work and ask questions during her residency hours. Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
Saturday/Dec. 15, 29 & Jan. 12, 26
Elizabeth Graeber Hand Drawn Bazaar. 5:30-10 p.m. Graeber has created a flea market of her original work in the WIP Gallery. During her residency, she will be making placards to display on Art on the Art Bus while creating and selling new work in her Hand Drawn Bazaar. The space will be transformed into a flea and farmer’s market theme with silk screened cards, postcards, stickers and ephemera. Items are available to purchase at the Terrace Gallery desk. Artisphere located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
Annual Holiday Concert. 4:30 p.m. $28; $15 for student. Presented by the National Chamber Ensemble, the performance will feature music, international guest artists and young musicians ages 11 to 21, who will perform with the ensemble. Highlighting the evening will be the performance of Bach’s beautiful concerto for violin and oboe with oboist Ronald Sipes and guest violinist Rimma Sushanskaya. The concert will conclude with a caroling sing-along to get everyone ready for the holidays. Rosslyn BID executive director Cecilia Cassidy returns as host. At Spectrum Theatre located at 1611 N. Kent St. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
The Dark Side Of The Earth: A Special Solstice Sonic. Polish those dancing shoes and get ready for some traditional American dancing with loud, high energy music perfect for brightening up the dark winter night. Dance lessons start at 7:30 p.m.; Live music and dance are from 8-11 p.m. $8. In the Ballroom in Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
Scrooged. 8 p.m. $8. A modern twist on Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale A Christmas Carol, Bill Murray stars as a cynically selfish TV executive, Frank Cross, who gets haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve. Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
It’s A Wonderful Life. 8 p.m. $8. George Bailey spends his entire life giving up his big dreams for the good of his town, Bedford Falls. On Christmas Eve, he is broken over the plotting of the evil millionaire, Mr. Potter. Discouraged and wishing he had never been born, his guardian angel falls to Earth and shows him how his town, family and friends would turn out if he had never been born. Jimmy Stewart stars in this endearing holiday classic, listed by the American Film Institute as the most inspiring film of all time. Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
Through Jan. 11
Art Exhibition. "Bold Expressions" by Rebecca Kirtland McNeely will be on view at Piola, 1550 Wilson Blvd. McNeely paints in oil and water-based media, creating award-winning abstracts, mixed media works and expressionistic paintings.