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Death Knell for Arlington's Artisphere?

Where the Artisphere went wrong.

The County Manager Barbara Donnellan has finally made the recommendation to put the Artisphere down after five years of its limping through budget seasons. Tasked with finding a way of saving the financially hemorrhaging arts center, Donnellan warned the County Board in December that Artisphere’s future was in jeopardy, and followed through with listing the Artisphere as one of the optional cuts in the proposed Fiscal Year 2016 County Manager Budget, released Feb. 19.

“Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs, March 23-28.

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Signature Theater in Arlington Presents ‘Soon’

World premiere musical explores possibility of life and love and deferred dreams.

Directed by Matthew Gardiner, Signature Theater is presenting the world premiere of the musical, "Soon" by Nick Blaemire through April 26. The action centers around the hottest summer in human history and, in a few months, all water on earth will evaporate.

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‘Children of Eden’ on Stage

Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington hosts Chalice Theatre.

Chalice Theatre of Arlington is presenting the musical “Children of Eden” through March 15. Never on Broadway, but often performed in local theatre groups, this musical by Stephen Schwartz, who also wrote the better known musicals “Godspell” and “Pippin,” is about family.

Alexandria Welcomes Zombie Apocalypse Survivors

The mayor welcomed Rick Grimes and others from the AMC show “The Walking Dead” to the city. Grimes entered the city on March 1 and has expressed an interest in joining local law enforcement. In the show, based on a comic series by Robert Kirkman, Alexandria is a safe-zone relatively protected from apocalyptic horrors.

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New Art Exhibits to Open in Reston and Herndon

Local artwork to be on display.

Several nonprofits within the Reston and Herndon area, including ArtSpace Herndon located on Center Street and the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) have helped showcase local artwork, and as some exhibits close, new displays will soon open.

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A Play for All Times

Oakcrest School presents “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

What happens when two women are engaged to the same man? Naturally, one can assume that things get dramatic. But when mistaken identities, good friends, and true love are involved, pandemonium erupts as Oscar Wilde’s most beloved play, The Importance of Being Earnest, withstood the test of time and exuberantly came to life on the stage of Oakcrest High School.

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GRACE Celebrates Youth Art Month

Greater Reston Arts Center is celebrating Youth Art Month, by presenting two exhibitions dedicated to the artistic achievements of the area’s youth. The GRACE Art exhibition features selected works from students from eight schools participating in the Center’s signature art education program, GRACE Art.

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McLean High School Presents 'Big Fish'

Iris Murdoch once said, “We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.” This task rings especially true for one man, an optimistic dreamer. This is the man that will take you on a journey… a journey through McLean High School’s production of Big Fish.

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From Veterinarian to Art Photographer

The Art Guild of Clifton hosted its first art show of 2015 by highlighting the photographs of Jamie Netschert.

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Guilty or Innocent? What’s the Truth?

City of Fairfax Theatre Company presents ‘Doubt: A Parable.’

Uncertainty about whether a priest committed a crime is at the heart of “Doubt: A Parable,” the upcoming play by the City of Fairfax Theatre Company.

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Family Ties Face the Unexpected

Providence Players of Fairfax to present "Other Desert Cities."

Does a daughter have the right to write a family “tell-all” memoir that will upset her orderly, well-to-do family? The Providence Players of Fairfax County invite you to reflect on that question and more with its next production, “Other Desert Cities.”

‘Military and the Arts Initiative’ Comes to Workhouse

The Workhouse Arts Center is launching a “Military and the Arts Initiative.” It is a collaboration with Fort Belvoir, the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC). The Initiative is focused on expanding opportunities and providing activities for veterans and military service members.

Signature Stages ‘Kid Victory’ in Arlington

World premiere musical from composer John Kander and playwright Greg Pierce.

Signature Theater is staging "Kid Victory," the highly anticipated and chilling world premiere original musical from composer John Kander and playwright Greg Pierce from Feb. 17 through March 22.

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New Packaging Brewing Company Opens in Lorton

With the capacity to churn out over 4,000 barrels annually, Fair Winds Brewing Company in Lorton can claim the title of Fairfax County’s largest packaging brewery.