Day or night, rain or shine, indoors or out, there’s always something creative and fun going on in Arlington. The summer months bring everything from lunchtime concerts and happy hour events in Rosslyn to plays, exhibits and music at Artisphere. Venturing into our neighborhoods? Check out the free outdoor dance, theater and music at Lubber Run Amphitheater. Nestled in a beautiful wooded park, this venue will make you forget that you’re minutes away from the bustling nation’s capital.
Here are a few examples of how you can enjoy the arts in Arlington!
HEAR SOME ART
LUBBER RUN 2012 SUMMER CONCERT SEASON
Free Outdoor Music, Dance & Theatre!
June 15 thru August 4
Enjoy music, theater and dance concerts under the stars at the Free Summer Evening Concert Series at LUBBER RUN AMPHITHEATER, North Columbus and 2nd Street North, in Arlington, Virginia. The Opening Weekend (JUNE 15 & 16, 2012) features the popular blues singer MARY ANN REDMOND (Friday, June 15. 8pm), and the acclaimed Latin-jazz ensemble RUMBA CLUB (Saturday, June 16. 8pm), and special Opening Week performances by The Arlingtones (Tuesday, June 19, 8pm), and Potomac Harmony Chorus (Wednesday, June 20, 8pm). The Series continues through August 4, on Fridays and Saturdays (at 8pm), and Sundays (at 6pm, or as otherwise listed). Run-times vary. Bring a picnic and refreshments*, and spend a star-filled night with your friends!
National Chamber Ensemble presents
ALL THAT JAZZ!
Saturday June 2 / 7:30pm / $28 adults; $15 students
Featuring award-winning pianist and composer Burnett Thompson, this concert will include the jazz suites by Claude Bolling, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue as well as original arrangements of jazz favorites.
SEE SOME ART
WSC Avant Bard at Artisphere
Directed by Steven Scott Mazzola
On stage through Sun July 1
THE TOOTH OF THE CRIME BY SAM SHEPERD
Directed by Kathleen Akerley
On stage through Sun July 1
Artisphere Terrace Gallery
On view Thu June 7- Sun July 29
The work of twelve artists from the #1 ranked graduate sculpture program in the country, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Sculpture + Extended Media MFA program, will be showcased in Suzanne. Curated by Kendall Buster, sculptor and professor in the VCUarts Sculpture Department, and Amy Hauft, sculptor and chair of the VCUarts Sculpture Department, the exhibition features eclectic works by the sculptors who will earn their Masters of Fine Arts in 2012 and 2013.
DANCE SOME ART
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
Wed June 13 / Dance Lesson 7:30pm; 8:30pm live music + dance / $15 / Ballroom
In partnership with Dancing by the Bayou
Multiple Grammy-nominees Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys began over twenty years ago and perform Cajun French music from the backwaters of Southwest Louisiana. From the revelry of a hot two-step to an a-cappella ballad, you've found the most Cajun music you can find in any one spot.
Posted by Melissa O'Connor on June 11, 2012 | Permalink