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Art News Update: September 15 - 30

posted Sep 15, 2017, 9:27 AM by L M
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September 15 - 30, 2017

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 Fashion in the 20th Century: Interactive Lecture

The Arlington CostumeLab has been serving theater and film communities of the Greater Washington, DC metropolitan region and the Nation for over 40 years. Now join the manager of the 20,000-piece Arlington CostumeLab Jennifer Biehl for a short summary of 20th Century fashion history, then share your own stories, experiences and memories. The costume stock includes period garments and modern dress, hats, shoes, military and service uniforms, capes, corsets, armor and more. More

Tuesday, Sept. 19 @ 11:00 am | Langston Brown Community Center 


Artist Talk with Donald Lipski 

Acclaimed artist Donald Lipski's new iconic sculpture The Pike will soon mark the entrance to Arlington along the Columbia Pike corridor, one of the region’s most diverse communities. Learn about the artist’s creative process and influences that shapes his body of work, including his latest piece for Arlington, in a moderated conversation with Arlington County Board Member Christian Dosey.

Monday, Sept. 18 @ 7:00 pm | Columbia Pike Branch Library 


Rapture, Blister, Burn 

Two former college roommates who took divergent paths after school are looking to start life anew after being reunited in their 40s. Figuring it’s now or never, the pair engage in a reckless game of romantic “musical chairs” the consequences of which are both tantalizing and deeply poignant. Directed by Gina Gionfriado, Rapture, Blister, Burn challenges contemporary gender politics and the elusive search for happiness. More

Friday, Sept. 15 thru Oct. 22 | Theatre on the Run


Any Given Monday by Bruce Graham 

Presented by Dominion Stage, you'll see what happens when loving family man Lenny is left by his wife for a smooth-talking guy who builds Walmarts. When Lenny's best friend Mick takes matters into his own hands, Lenny must decide how  far is too far to get back to happily-ever-after. In a dark comedy "so offensive, so amoral and so generally unpleasant that you’ll hate yourself for laughing at it," according to the NY Post, be ready to repent after. More. 

Friday, Sept. 15 thru Sept. 30 | Gunston Theatre Two 


The Great Zucchini at Lubber Run Amphitheater 

Washington's funniest and most magical PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN entertainer, with over 20 years of experience making kids laugh! Performer at the White House Easter Egg Roll, National Zoo's Guppy Gala, thousands of birthday parties geared to children ages 2-7! Shows for birthdays, day care, preschools, and groups.More

Sunday, Sept. 17 @ 11:00 am | Lubber Run Amphitheater


Rosslyn Public Arts Walking Tour 

Join one of Arlington County’s Public Artists in Residence, Graham Coreil-Allen, for a free Rosslyn Public Art Walking Tour to learn about Rosslyn’s celebrated public art collection  Throughout the tour, Coreil-Allen will create opportunities for playful interaction and inclusive discussion. Highlights include Cupid's Garden, Dark Star Park, Liquid Pixels, the Le Meridien overlook, Anna and David, and Bennett Park Art Atrium. More

Saturday, Sept. 16 @ 2PM | Central Place Plaza

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Artists Focus Group 

Help Arlington Cultural Affairs create an online resource platform that works for you, the artist! Join other artists in this focus group where you will brainstorm and visualize what an online artists resource center would be. What should it include? What should it look like? How should it work? You tell us and we will include your input as we begin work on this project.  This event is for currently practicing, individual artists. Registration will close on Friday, September 22, 2017, @ 4:00pm. More


BizArt: Fall Networking Bash 

Join BizLaunch and Arlington Arts as they kick off their quarterly networking events that connect creatives to entrepreneurs in the region. You never know who you’ll meet or what innovative idea you’ll come up with next.  More

Monday, Sept. 25 from 5:30 - 7:30PM | Cooperwood Tavern


Prio Bangla Multicultural Street Festival 

The 6th Annual Multicultural Street Festival is supported by Arlington County. Enjoy the multicultural street parade and free stage show and shop at a variety of food, clothing and boutique shops. More

Saturday, Sept. 23 | 880 S. Walter Reed Drive 

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