At the Ballroom at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-228-1850.
Salsa Tuesdays. 7:30-8:30 p.m. dance class; 8:30-11 p.m. dancing.
Dance Wednesdays. 7:30-8:30 p.m. dance classes; 8:30-11 p.m. dancing. Tickets are $15/$12 at door. On Wednesdays, dance 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.-12 p.m. 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 Road 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. Chef/Owner of Willow restaurant Tracy O’Grady cooking samples of gluten free meals and recipes made from ingredients available at the market. Live music. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://freshfarmmarkets.org/farmers_markets/markets/ballston.php.
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The Antiques and Collectibles Market. At Court House, an open air market going on since Dec. 2002. Free parking at 2100 Clarendon Blvd. Featuring furniture, art, china, silver, jewelry, books, photographs, vintage clothing, linens, lamps, chandeliers, antique tools and more. Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on North 15th St., next to the Courthouse Parking Lot.
Ballston Arts Market. Enjoy the arts and music at the Ballston Arts Market from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. In Welburn Square, across from the Ballston Metro stop. Held on the second Saturday of every month through October with a revolving array of artists.
Wednesday/Oct. 17 & 24
Adult Creative Campus: Mask Making. 7-9 p.m. Get ready for Halloween with the introduction to the skills of mask making. Learn how to cast the face, shape the mask and decorate with paint and other objects. For people 18 and older. Tuition: $175, materials included. At the Education Lab in Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Visit artisphere.com.
Live Jazz Thursdays: Hilton ‘Tre’ Felton Trio. 5:30 p.m. In Artisphere’s Town Hall, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.artisphere.com.
Thursday/Oct. 18, 25 & Nov. 1
Adult Creativity Campus. 7-10 p.m. Digital Fabrication, Rapid Prototyping + 3-D Printing
. Learn about design thinking, and utilize new tools and technologies for personal manufacturing, including 3D printing. Take ideas from concept, to rendering, to prototype in this dynamic design class. For people 18+. Tuition: $360. Participants must bring their own laptop and download design software. At the Education Lab in Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Visit artisphere.com.
Film: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). 8 p.m. $8. At Dome Theatre, Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.artisphere.com.
Saturdays/Oct. 20, 27 & Nov. 3
Youth Creativity Campus. 1-4 p.m. Art Tales: Storytelling Through The Dramatic & Visual Arts
. Participants will expand their ability to express themselves in a dynamic way as instructors guide youth using a variety of physical theater and visual art making storytelling techniques such as mime, movement, song, costume, puppetry, mural painting and ensemble building. The final day of the program will take place in the Dome Theater as students prepare a showcase for family and friends. For children 6-11. At Education Lab & Dome Theater. Tuition: $220, includes all materials. At Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Visit artisphere.com.
Sundays/Oct. 21, Nov. 4 & 18
Adult Creativity Campus
. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Magic School. Through a crash course in illusion, examine how we interact with reality. Topics covered will include sleight of hand, misdirection, secret devices, storytelling, persona, mindreading, and human interaction, as well as dreams, imagination and creativity. For people 18 and older. At Education Lab & Dome Theater.
Tuition: $200, magic prop kit included. At Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Visit artisphere.com.
Youth Creativity Campus.
12:30-2:30 p.m. Magician David London will be presenting a four session Magic School for children that will provide a crash course in the art of illusion. In each class, students will learn the basics of magic, including sleight of hand, misdirection, secret devices, storytelling and more. For children 8-14. At Education Lab & Dome Theater. Tuition: $200, includes magic kit. At Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Visit artisphere.com.
Through Oct. 24
Mask Making for Adults. Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. Get ready for Halloween with an introduction to mask making. Learn to cast the face, shape the mask and decorate. At the Education Lab in Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Visit artisphere.com.
Live Jazz Thursdays: Lyle Link. 5:30 p.m. In Artisphere’s Town Hall, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.artisphere.com.
Kids Euro Festival: Romania. 6:30 p.m. Free. At Dome Theater.
The Almost Famous Cricket is a musical performance inspired by the fables of the French writer Jean de la Fontaine. Children will be enchanted by the puppets, the characters, the plot, as well as by the cheerful atmosphere of the show. The audience is encouraged to sing along. 1101 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.artisphere.com.
Film: Ghostbusters. 8 p.m. $8. At Dome Theatre, Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.artisphere.com.
Through Oct. 27
Pattee Hipschen and Her Visual Diary. The Mezz Gallery will exhibits paintings and monotype prints by Pattee Hipschen, who captures U.S. landscapes while traveling. At Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.artisphere.com.
Adult Creativity Campus: Photography. Ages 18+. At Education Lab. Tuition $300. Participants must provide their own camera. During this three-day photo intensive, develop skills shooting the urban landscape with photographer Frank Hallam Day. The class will meet at Artisphere for instruction.
Nov. 2: City Light/Night Light. 6-10 p.m. Learn how to use the patterns of ambient light we usually don't notice in the night city.
Nov. 3: Cityscape/Glasscape. 1-5 p.m. Saturday is a study of the distinctive visual vocabulary of the city's ubiquitous reflective surfaces.
Nov. 4: The Body In The City. 1-5 p.m. Learn how people interact physically with their urban environment.
“Night At The Palace II." 7:30 p.m. The National Chamber Ensemble opens its 6th season at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere. Arlington County Board Chair, Mary Hughes Hynes will be the special opening night guest host. This concert, in collaboration with the Russian Chamber Art Society will showcase Russian song and opera, as well as instrumental music that will include the “Trio Pathetique” by Michail Glinka and enticing collaborations with both singers. At Spectrum Theatre
, 1611 N. Kent St. Visit www.artisphere.com.
Through Nov. 4
Julia Christensen: Art on the Art Bus. Julia Christensen works across mediums in her art pieces, often combining photography, video, sound and writing. Christensen's work will be on view at Artisphere in Beyond the Parking Lot: The Change and Re-assessment of our Modern Landscape. Art Bus fare applies. Artisphere located at 1101 Wilson Boulevard. Visit www.artisphere.com.
Jenny Sidhu Mullins: Art on the Art Bus. Mullins creates paintings and electronic, interactive sculpture that explore ideas related to national identity, American spirituality and corporate mythology. Art Bus fare applies. Artisphere located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.artisphere.com.
Beyond the Parking Lot: The Change and Re-assessment of our Modern Landscape. This exhibit shows contemporary landscapes, by artists who are observing changes in our nation’s parking lots and buildings, exposing the use of the environment in compromising ways and will instigate the discussion of “where do we go from here?” Exhibiting artists include Amanda Burnham, Maya Ciarrocchi, Julia Christensen, Richard Crozier, Frank Hallam Day, Gregory Euclide, Alex Lukas, Rachel Sitkin, and Trevor Young. Located in the Terrace Gallery of the Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.artisphere.com.
Drawing The Found Line. 5:30-11 p.m.
Free. From Oct. 17 to Oct. 19, Lines of Space & Light
artists Jassie Rios and Renee van der Stelt collaborate to produce a series of site-generated drawings to find and follow lines of sound, movement, light and space through traditional drawing strategies as well as through the use of audio and video equipment. At Work In Progress Gallery, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.artisphere.com.
Michael Salter + Chris Coleman: My House Is Not My House. Free. My House is not my House is an ongoing series of animations dealing with themes of isolation, suburbia, and Western culture. At Town Hall Video Wall.
Evan Boggess: Time Lapses
. Free. At Video Screens, Artisphere. By condensing these longer exercises into incremental snapshots, visitors are given a window into the artists’ process as the creation of a work from beginning to end unfolds in a matter of seconds. A different time-lapse is presented on each of the 5 screens throughout Artisphere. Visit www.artisphere.com.
Kids Euro Festival: Slovenia. 12:30 p.m. Free. At Dome Theater. This is an old Slovenian story about friendship, kindness and how to live in harmony with nature and animals. Children will also learn about weaving and the creation of cloth. Through a combination of acting, puppeteering and live music, the magic world of objects come to life. 1101 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.artisphere.com.
Through Nov. 11
Beth Baldwin: Artist in Residence. Artisphere selected local artist Beth Baldwin for a six month artist-in-residency. Baldwin will create her one-of-a-kind animals and houses made from recycled materials in full view of the public. Patrons are welcome to walk through her studio, watch her work, and ask questions during her residency hours. Wednesdays-Fridays from 6-10 p.m. and Saturdays noon-6 p.m. Artisphere located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.artisphere.com.
Bowen McCauley Dance: “Afoot in Vienna.” 8 p.m. Viennese composer/visual artist Wolfgang Seierl will join artistic director Lucy Bowen McCauley, performing electric guitar with his electronic score. At Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Tickets: $50 premium ticket with performance and post-show party, $25 general, $20 students/seniors. Visit tickets.artisphere.com or call 888-841-2787 to buy tickets.