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Artisphere Yarn Bomb Brightens Rosslyn's Streets

Wilson Blvd. between Rosslyn Metro and Artisphere

Cupid's Garden Sculpture (intersection of Wilson Blvd., Nash St. and Oak St.)

The Artisphere Yarn Bomb is here! More than 1,000 colorful, hand-stitched geometric shapes adorn six trees along Wilson Blvd., between the Rosslyn Metro and Artisphere, Arlington’s visual and performing arts center. An additional installation, featuring vines, flowers and 19 animals of all shapes and sizes, surrounds Cupid's Garden at the intersection of Wilson Blvd., Nash St. and Oak St.

The Artisphere Yarn Bomb is the first of three temporary public art projects launched by the Rosslyn Business Improvement District this spring in partnership with Arlington Public Art. The artworks were created by more than 130 community volunteer knitters and crocheters from the greater Washington, D.C. area, of all ages and skill levels.

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Arlington native Alyson Cambridge has some high profile local shows coming up in Washington, D.C., including a run of “Show Boat” at the Kennedy Center and singing the National Anthem at Nationals Park.

Date: April 28, 2013

Venue: IOTA CLUB & CAFE

2832 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, VA

Show time: 8:00 PM

Ticket price: $12

Phone: 703-522-8340

Venue web: http://www.iotaclubandcafe.com/

MISS TESS & THE TALKBACKS

Sweet Talk

Release Date: October 16, 2012

The vitality and bustle of New York certainly informs Sweet Talk, Tess’s fifth full-length studio album, and the first released on the Signature Sounds record label. The opening shuffle of “Don’t Tell Mama” weds Tess’s jazz-bred insouciance to a pulsating R&B back beat, and builds to an unhinged drum solo from Matt Meyer. Tess’s nimble, chromatic phrasing on “Adeline” is answered by an incantatory solo by guitarist Graefe. Sweet Talk ends with an eerie, after-hours version of the Ink Spot’s “I Don’t’ Want to Set the World on Fire,” the only song not from Tess’s pen. “It was something of an experiment,” she explains. “I wanted to record it really slow and strange…to make it different.”

It is Tess’s own songs, however, that define Sweet Talk: evocative studies that strike an elusive balance between stylishly classic and insightfully contemporary. At turns defiant, cheeky, wounded, and raucous, the songs bridge the gap between Miss Tess—the fearless, spotlit starlet onstage—and Tess, the quietly thoughtful and compassionate personality behind the scenes. The combination of her footloose stage persona and direct, unabashed songwriting is key to what makes Tess’s music so uniquely powerful. “When I’m singing my songs, I feel like I can be incredibly honest with myself and with the people listening,” she concludes. “In an strange, ironic way, it’s actually very liberating.”

Listeners and critics agree. “I don’t know of anyone else right now touring in the Americana scene that has such an eclectic, jazzy, old school and interesting vibe,” says Clementine Cox on NoDepression.com. “There’s an authenticity present in Miss Tess’s music. It is not contrived, not too far a stretch for the skeptical imagination. She is real. And she is rare.”

Miss Tess continues to tour as Miss Tess & The Talkbacks, joined by guitarist Will Graefe, upright bassist Larry Cook, and drummer Matt Meyer.

{ LISTEN TO A TRACKS FROM Sweet Talk }

http://signaturesounds.bandcamp.com/album/sweet-talk

Brand new Official Video for "People Come Here for Gold":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hVXafCvyXQ

For more information please visit:

www.misstessmusic.com

Go Dancing

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.

UPDATE in SPRING 2013

Farmers Markets…

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 Street. This is a 'producer only' market with more than 30 producers. Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, through December. Each Saturday through September, Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will answer any gardening question. Visit www.arlingtonfarmersmarket.com for a list of vendors.

Email announcements to arlington@connectionnewspapers.com. Photos and artwork are welcome. Deadline is Thursday at noon.

Ongoing

Juxtaposed: An Interactive Photo Contest. Through Sunday, May 19. Participants can send in a photograph that blends objects that convey wit, symbolism and/or deeper meaning. Contest runs in conjunction with “The Next Wave: Industrial Design Innovation in the 21st Century” exhibit. Upload photos to www.flickr.com/photos/apartmentzero1. Free. Through Sunday, May 19. Visit www.artisphere.com for more.

Art Exhibit. Through Sunday, May 19. See “The Next Wave: Industrial Design Innovation in the 21st Century” at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Features innovation in product design from the last 13 years. Visit www.artisphere.com or call 703-875-1100.

Art Exhibit. See “Options 2013” presented by the Washington Project for the Arts through Sunday, June 9. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org/options for more.

‘Unplugged’ Concert Series. Thursdays, June through August from 6-8 p.m. at Market Common Clarendon, 2700 Clarendon Blvd. Enjoy free performances of live acoustic music. Visit www.marketcommonclarendon.net or 703-785-5634.

Mr. Knick Knack. Fridays, June through October, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Market Common Clarendon, 2700 Clarendon Blvd., presents 45-minute performances of ‘heart-centered’ music and antics for children.Visit www.marketcommonclarendon.net or 703-785-5634.

Storytime at Kinder Haus Toys. Storytime will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays through Friday, Nov. 1. Children attending events must be accompanied by an Adult. 1220 N. Fillmore St. Visit Kinderhaus.com or call 703-527-5929.

Register Now

Summer Art Classes run June 24-Aug. 23 at Arlington Arts Center. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org for a list of classes.

Sunday/April 28

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at The Galaxy Hut, 2711 Wilson Blvd. See Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray perform. 703-525-8646.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at IOTA Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Miss Tess & The Talkbacks will perform. $12. Visit www.iotaclubandcafe.com or call 703-522-8340.

Saturday/May 4

Art Bash. VIP arrive at 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. for general admission at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Proceeds benefit Arlington Arts Center. Enjoy an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, music and silent auction. $75 general admission; $60/member; $150/VIP; $125/VIP AAC member. Buy tickets at http://artbash2013.eventbrite.com or visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org

Monday/May 6

Music Performance. 8:30 p.m. at IOTA, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Hear The Howlin’ Brothers perform. $12. Visit www.iotaclubandcafe.com for tickets.

Saturday/May 11

Live It Up on the Loop. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Market Common Clarendon, 2700 Clarendon Blvd. Families can enjoy a rock climbing wall, moon bounce, live entertainment and more. Free. Visit www.marketcommonclarendon.net or 703-785-5634.

Wednesday/May 15

Talk and Tour. 6 p.m. at Terrace Gallery at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Free. Hear a talk on “Roberto Palomba: Italian Industrial Designer.” Free. Visit www.artisphere.com or 703-875-1100.

Friday/May 17

Film Festival. “The Breakfast Club” (R) 1985 - 97 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Saturday/May 18

Curator Talk. 4 p.m. Part of “Options 2013” presented by the Washington Project for the Arts. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org/options for more.

Music Performance. Elikeh is performing at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., at 8 p.m. Elikeh uses elements of Togolese rhythms as a foundation for exploration into American-influenced blues, funk and rock. Visit www.artisphere.com for tickets.

Sunday/May 19

Taste of Arlington. Noon-5 p.m. at Ballston. Enjoy beer, wine, food, entertainment and more. New this year is a virtual gallery of local celebrities. Visit tasteofarlington.com for tickets and more information.

Friday/May 24

Film Festival. “Ferris Bueller's Day Off” (PG-13) 1986 -103 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Friday/May 31

Film Festival. “Clueless” (PG-13) 1995 - 97 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Friday/June 7

Film Festival. “Risky Business” (R) 1983 - 98 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Friday/June 14

Film Festival. “Can't Buy Me Love” (Disney, PG-13) 1987 - 94 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Friday/June 21

Film Festival. “Easy A” (PG-13) 2010 - 92 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

June 22-23

Arlington Festival of the Arts. More than 100 of the finest artists in country will converge upon Highland Street in Clarendon for a two-day juried outdoor gallery style art exhibit. A wide variety of original artwork will be on display and for sale with prices set to suit all budgets. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Visit www.ArtFestival.com or 561-746-6615.

Friday/June 28

Film Festival. “10 Things I Hate About You” (PG-13) 1999 - 97 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Friday/July 5

Film Festival. “Bring It On” (PG-13) 2000 - 98 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Friday/July 12

Film Festival. “Pretty in Pink” (PG-13) 1986 - 96 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Friday/July 19

Film Festival. “She's All That” (PG-13) 1999 - 95 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Friday/July 26

Film Festival. “Fame” (R) 1980 - 134 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Friday/Aug. 2

Film Festival. “Can't Hardly Wait” (PG-13) 1998 - 100 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Friday/Aug. 9

Film Festival. “Sixteen Candles” (PG) 1984 - 93 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Friday/Aug. 16

Film Festival. “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” (Disney, G) 2006 - 112 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Friday/Aug. 23

Film Festival. “American Graffiti” (PG) 1973 - 110 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Friday/Aug. 30

Film Festival. “Grease” (PG-13) 1978 - 110 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Tuesday/Sept. 24

Fashion of Goodwill Runway Show & Gala. At Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Features contemporary, vintage and other apparel available at the retail stores.