February 2023 Update

Dear Arts Patrons, Aficionados and Supporters,

We hope everyone has been enjoying the beautiful weather during the days and the ARTS at night! Check out the calendar below! We have added loads of new events and there is something for all tastes over the next three months being presented in Arlington.

2023 Arlington Arts Groups Performances and Events

Calendar of Live Events (Subject to Change)

February – April 2023

1/7-2/19 – “Lee/Langston” exhibition by Ken Ashton, Fred Schnider Gallery of Art, Info here.

1/17-2/26 – “Ghost Count,” Cody Gallery at Marymount University, Info here.

1/19-2/11 – “Billy and George,” Avant Bard Theatre, Gunston Arts Center, Info and tickets here.

1/27-2/11 – “Boston Marriage,” Dominion Stage, Gunston Arts Center, Info and tickets here.

1/30-2/24 – “Claim to Fame,” Juried show, Gallery Underground, Info here.

1/31-2/5 – “First Lady of Song: Ella Fitzgerald,” Cabaret Series,” Signature Theatre, Info and tickets here.

2/3 – “Claim to Fame” Awards and Reception, Gallery Underground, Info here.

2/4-2/19 – “Almost, Maine,” The Arlington Players, Thomas Jefferson Theatre, Info and tickets here.

2/11 – “Broadway, Spirituals and More,” National Chamber Ensemble, Gunston Arts Center, Info and tickets here.

2/11 – Artist Talk with Ken Ashton, Fred Schnider Gallery 0f Art, Tickets here.

2/18 – “International Mother’s Language Day Celebration,” Prio Bangla, Kenmore Middle School, Info here.

2/19 – Concert, 9th Street Quartet, St. George’s Episcopal Church, Info here.

2/21-4/2 – “Selling Kabul,” Signature Theatre, Info and tickets here.

2/22-4/6 – “Bearing Witness” Stations of the Cross,” exhibition by Margaret Adams Parker, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Info here.

2/25 – Dance Performance, Jane Franklin Dance Company, Mason Exhibitions Gallery, Info here.

2/27-3/31 – “Beyond Boundaries” , Gallery Underground, Info here.

3/3 – “Beyond Boundaries” Opening Reception, Gallery Underground, Info here.

3/3-3/12 – Encore World Premiere written by Lynne Childress, Encore Stage & Studio, Thomas Jefferson Theatre, Info and tickets here.

3/4-4/2 – “Beauty and the Beast,” Synetic Theater, Info and tickets here.

3/6 – Concert, 9th Street Quartet, St. George’s Episcopal Church, Info here.

3/7-4/9 – “Pacific Overtures,” Signature Theatre, Info and tickets here.

3/9-4/1 – “Julius Caesar,” Avant Bard Theatre, Gunston Arts Center, Info and tickets here.

3/18 – “Solace and Remembrance,” Arlington Chorale, Westover Baptist Church, Info here.

3/18 – “Liebermann Live, and Brahms,” National Chamber Ensemble, Gunston Arts Center, Info and tickets here.

3/25-4/8 – “Singin’ in the Rain,” The Arlington Players, Thomas Jefferson Theatre, Info and tickets here.

4/21-5/63 – “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” Dominion Stage, Gunston Arts Center, Info and tickets here.

4/25-6/18 – “Passing Strange,” Signature Theatre, Info and tickets here.

4/28-5/7 – “Flip the Script,” Encore Stage & Studio, Theatre on the Run, Info and tickets here.

4/30 – Concert, 9th Street Quartet, St. George’s Episcopal Church, Info here.

To view the entire calendar, click here.

Embracing Arlington Arts Releases “”2022 Annual Report of Successes”

We were very excite last month to release our 2022 Annual Report of Successes that detailed how much we were able to accomplish in 2022, especially with respect to our goal of building a performing arts center in Arlington. At the top of the list, and many thanks to a contribution by Amazon, we released the in-depth business plan of how the theater would be managed once it is up and running. Among some of the other highlights of the organization’s work was the release of the revised (so no study would be more than five years old) “Health Benefits of the Arts” database library of 100 accredited studies on these benefits on different population sectors, the launch of its fourth educational podcast series focusing on the role of theaters in the racial justice discussions, the  airing of weekly podcasts featuring artists and arts professionals talking about their openings or other events, and hosting a “Meet and Greet” networking event for arts organization representatives to explore new venue opportunities and potential collaborations (with many coming to fruition following the event).

We will be aggressively continuing our work on the performing arts center in 2023, as well as revamping our website, social media outlets and media outreach campaigns. The organization will also be releasing its third edition of the “Health Benefits of the Arts” library database next month, as well as hosting another networking event in the spring.

Corporate Sponsor of the Month
Our corporate sponsor of the month is Amazon. Amazon’s mission is to be earth’s most customer-centric company. It is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus; passion for invention; commitment to operational excellence; and long-term thinking. Customer review, 1-click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks” Podcast:
We had a jam-packed podcast schedule featuring a very diverse set of guests. First, we learned all about David Mamet’s play “Boston Marriage” being presented by Dominion Stage from Director Matthew Randall and actor Heather Plank. The following week we were happy to host Don Vierimaa to talk about the play he and his brother wrote, produced and succeeded to get on-stage entitled “The Twenties: Remembering Bix Beiderbecke.”

In our quest to help highlight and provide visibility for theaters around the DMV, we were thrilled to learn about the work that District Theatre is doing to create promotional videos highlighting productions from co-producer Maggie Wilder. Staying with the theater industry, the next episode featured Director Alan Wade and Actor Bill Largess with whom we discussed the origins of the Washington Stage Guild and their upcoming production of Samuel Bekett’s “Endgame.”

We ended the month on a cultural note and caught up with Pryalal Karmakar, Director of Prio Bangla who gave us all the details about the holiday International Mother Language Day and their upcoming celebratory event.

To listen to any of our interviews, follow this link. And if you have not already done so, please follow us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, GooglePodcast, or Amazon Music so you don’t miss any episodes.

Media Hits:
The SunGazette published a story about the release of Embracing Arlington Arts’ “2023 Annual Report of Successes.”

And arts groups continued to publish Community Post columns in ArlNow. BalletNova used the opportunity to give details about their many camps being offered this summer. The following post was from The Arlington Players touting their two upcoming productions – “Almost, Maine” and “Singin’ in the Rain.” Rounding out the month was the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington (MoCA Arlington) column about the many different exhibitions, events and receptions they are hosting this month.  

If you would like to support the work of Embracing Arlington Arts by making a donation, here’s how:
*  Make tax-deductible contributions online.
*  Tax-deductible contributions by check: check made out to Embracing Arlington Arts and send it to Embracing Arlington Arts, 754 North Vermont Street, Arlington, VA 22203

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Every dollar helps us help artists and arts organizations in so many ways.

Thank you in advance!

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