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.
Rosslyn Community Walk. 11:30 a.m. Join the Rosslyn BID & A-SPAN in the Rosslyn Walk for the Homeless on Halloween. Walkers will gather at The Boeing Conference Room (1200 Wilson Blvd.) at 11:30 a.m. for registration and a brief presentation on homelessness in Arlington County. Then walk a one-mile loop through Rosslyn to visually display the commitment to ending homelessness. All walkers can enjoy complimentary lunch & snacks from Rosslyn area restaurants at The Boeing Company after the walk. Register online at http://www.bitly.com/RosslynWalk or onsite the day of the walk. Registration fees and donations are 100 percent tax-deductible and support A-SPAN’s programs to end homelessness. All walkers will receive a walk t-shirt. Contact Jan-Michael Sacharko email@example.com or 703-842-0154.
Free LIve Music. 8 p.m. Featuring guest hosts Todd and James, artist Jason Brown. Sign up at 7:30 or 10 p.m. At IOTA CLUB & CAFE, 2832 Wilson Blvd.
Oct. 31 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.
Live Jazz Thursdays: The Lovejoygroup. Live music 5:30-8 p.m.; concessions specials 4-7:30 p.m. The LovejoyGroup is a versatile ensemble serving up energetic jazz, funky blues and smooth Latin rhythms. Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or 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.
Nov. 2 through Nov. 9
DCWeek 2012. The main conference will be held Thursday, Nov. 8 at Artisphere. DCWEEK is a week long festival, bringing together designers, developers, entrepreneurs and social innovators of
all kinds. It's a series of hundreds of distributed events powered by
the community and complemented by core conferences, parties and
projects created by festival organizers iStrategyLabs and Tech
Cocktail. DCWEEK2011 included over 10,000 attendees from around the
world. For a full list of events and to register, visit www.digitalcapitalweek.org. Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
“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.
Salsa Without Borders. 5 p.m. Silent Auction Preview; 7 p.m. Salsa Lessons; 8 p.m. DJ Nancy Alonso; 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Orquesta La Leyenda. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door. An evening of art, salsa and diaspora connection in support of the mission of Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance. Come early to preview Silent Auction artworks, then bid on your favorite pieces. A portion of the proceeds will benefit VEGA's efforts to mobilize the world’s non-profit economic growth organizations. Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com
Jim Lauderdale Trio. 8 p.m. $22. Jim Lauderdale is a performer and songwriter, with successes in both country and bluegrass music and songs recorded by artists such as Patty Loveless, George Jones, The Dixie Chicks, Dave Edmunds, Gary Allan, Blake Shelton, Vince Gill and George Strait. At Dome Theater of Artisphere, located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
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/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 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.
Patrick Sweany & Tim Easton. Door opens at 8 p.m. E. Nashville compatriots are touring together. Their tour stops at IOTA, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Tickets are $12. Visit www.iotaclubandcafe.com.
Nov. 7 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.
Art In The Digital Age Panel. 11 a.m. The discussion features Dr. Martin Irvine, Chris Jagers and Jonathan Monaghan on the role of the gallery in the 21st century. At the ballroom of Artisphere, located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com. For pricing and registration to this and other DCWEEK events, visit www.digitalcapitalweek.org.
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.
Slovenia: Videk’s New Shirt. 12:30 p.m. Free. This is an old Slovenian story about friendship, kindness and how to live in harmony with nature and animals. Through a combination of acting, puppeteering and live music, the magic world of objects come to life. At Dome Theater of Artisphere, located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or 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.
Marchfourth Marching Band. 9 p.m. $15. MarchFourth is a mobile big band spectacular, propelled by electric bass, a diverse percussion ensemble and brassy horn section. Visually enhanced by costumed dancing beauties, acrobatic stilt walkers, unicycles, life size marionettes and many more theatrics, MarchFourth invokes dancing in the streets and beyond. At Ballroom of Artisphere, located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
Live Jazz Thursdays: Bossalingo. Live music 5:30-8 p.m.; concessions specials 4-7:30 p.m. Bossalingo is comprised of musicians thirsty for performing Jazz with Cuban and Brazilian rhythms. Most of the band members have a background in Jazz, but many come from roots as varied as Brazil, Cuba, Nicaragua and Africa. At the ballroom of Artisphere, located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or visit www.artisphere.com.
Nov. 16 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,
Man 1, Bank 0 — One-Man Show Performed by Patrick Combs. 8 p.m. Patrick Combs tells the amazing-but-true story of how he deposited a $95,093.35 junk mail check marked ‘non-negotiable’–hoping to spread a
little banking cheer to tellers—and how it erupted into a staggering and funny David vs. Goliath-like adventure that still continues today in the form of his internationally touring, award-winning, off-Broadway one-man show about the incident: Man 1, Bank 0. $25. At Dome Theater of Artisphere, located at 1101 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-875-1100 or 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.