August 2018 Update

Basic RGBUpdate from Embracing Arlington Arts

Dear Arts Patrons, Aficionados and Supporters,

We have lots of exciting news to report on the Arts in Arlington. Read on for all the details.

County Board Candidate Debate on the Arts – August 13:

Embracing Arlington Arts is hosting a County Board Candidate Debate on the Arts in Arlington on Monday, August 13 from 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm at Arlington Independent Media (2701 Wilson Blvd). Attached is a flyer with all the details. Considering the importance of the arts to the County, come hear what John Vihstadt and Matt de Ferranti have to say about the arts and their plans for keeping the arts as a strong presence in the County. Also come prepared to ask your own questions.

2nd Annual Celebration of the Arts in Arlington – October 4:

We are so excited with the overwhelming support Arlington restaurants are showing by offering to donate some of their delicious specialty dishes to our 2nd Annual Celebration of the Arts in Arlington. Below is the list of those signed up so far and we are asking readers that as you consider where to eat, that you choose to patronize these establishments that are so supportive of the arts in Arlington:

Ambar Restaurant/Baba Bar, 2901 Wilson Blvd. (Clarendon), 703-875-9663

Bistro 1521, 900 North Glebe Road (Ballston), 703-741-0918

Cheesetique in Ballston, 800 North Glebe Road (Ballston), 703-566-9189

Circa, 3010 Clarendon Blvd. (Clarendon), 703-522-3010

Fireworks Pizza, 2350 Clarendon Blvd. (Clarendon), 703-527-8700

Heavy Seas Alehouse, 1501 Wilson Blvd. (Rosslyn), 703-879-4388

Lebanese Taverna, 5900 Washington Blvd. (Westover), 703-241-8681

Lyon Hall, 3100 North Washington Blvd. (Clarendon), 703-741-7636

Me Jana, 2300 Wilson Blvd. (Clarendon), 703-465-4440

Nando’s Peri Peri Chicken in Ballston, 4401 Wilson Blvd. (Ballston), 703-888-5459

Palette 22, 4053 Campbell Avenue (Shirlington), 703-746-9007

Portabellos, 2109 North Pollard Street (Lyon Village), 703-528-1557

Rocklands Barbeque, 3471 Washington Blvd. (Virginia Square), 703-528-9663

Sushi Zen, 2457 North Harrison Street (Harrison Shopping Center), 703-534-6000

Uncle Julio’s, 4301 North Fairfax Drive (Ballston), 703-528-3131

Wilson Hardware, 2915 Wilson Blvd. (Clarendon), 703-527-4200

Next month we will announce our financial sponsors (and we are always looking for more!), as well as our list of dignitary judges for our costume contest. In the meantime, start thinking about your costume – “come as your favorite piece of artwork.” First place prize is a $250 car detail coupon generously donated by Mercedes Benz. The two runner ups will each win a $75 gift certificate for dining at Copperwood Tavern.

Finally, our Celebration night will end with an hour of live music performed by the Walkaways. Get ready to dance! Of course, dancing will make you thirsty so THANKS to our two beverage sponsors. For our beer drinkers, New District Brewing Company will be supplying some of their original brews. Our wine partner is A Life Well Drunk.

We really hope you will all be able to come celebrate the arts in Arlington with us and help us spread the word about our event!

Radio Show on WERA 96.7FM:

We continue to host very interesting guests on our Embracing Arlington Arts radio show. This month we chatted with Yorktown High School’s Theater teacher (and actress) Carol Cadby; the very talented actor most recently seen at the Kennedy Center in “Ain’t Too Proud” Joshua Morgan; the Director of the new Gallery Clarendon Sandi Parker; and VERONNEAU co-founders Lynn Veronneau and Ken Avis. Tomorrow’s (July 31) interview will feature Arlington County Board Vice Chair Christian Dorsey. To listen to these interviews, or any others in the past, follow this link.

2018 Arlington Arts Groups Performances and Events

August 2018

8/3               –       National Chamber Ensemble, Lubber Run Amphitheater

8/3               –       The Power of Nature, Reception, Arlington Artists’ Alliance

8/3                –      Musical Debut, Educational Theatre Company, McKinley Elementary

8/5                –      Open House, Signature Theatre

8/10              –      Opening Reception, Arlington Artists’ Alliance, Gallery Clarendon

8/11              –      Concert Series, Signature Theatre, Lubber Run Amphitheater

8/17              –      Musical Revue, Educational Theatre Company, Williamsburg MS

8/17              –      Sultanas Troupe Performance, County Fair, Thomas Jefferson MS

8/21-8/25      –     Blues Revolution, Cabaret Series, Signature Theatre

September 2018

9/7                –      Opening Reception, Arlington Artists’ Alliance, Gallery Underground

9/18-11/11   –      Heisenberg, Signature Theatre

9/21-10/6     –      Tape, Dominion Stage, Gunston Theatre 2

9/30              –      Valley Fest Street Festival, 2709 South Oakland Street

9/14              –      Opening Reception, Arlington Artists’ Alliance, Gallery Clarendon

9/22              –      Ballet Nova Dance Performance, Clarendon Day

October 2018

10/1              –      Play Reading, SigWorks, Signature Theatre

10/5              –      Opening Reception, Arlington Artists’ Alliance, Gallery Underground

10/6-10/14   –      Ghostchasers, Encore Stage & Studio, Gunston I

10/12            –      Opening Reception, Arlington Artists’ Alliance, Gallery Clarendon

10/12            –      Sultanas Troupe Performance, Walter Reed Senior Center

10/26            –      Sultanas Troupe Performance, Carlin House (4300 Carlin Springs Road)

10/27            –      Costume Caper 5K, Encore Stage & Studio, Bluemont Park

10/30-11/6   –      Billy Elliot The Musical, Signature Theatre


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