17 Things to Do in November
Enjoy some bluegrass, ward off post-turkey malaise and catch 'one singular sensation.'
When: Oct. 29-Jan. 5
Where: Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington
With one of the largest casts Signature has ever gathered on one stage, A Chorus Line—the recipient of nine Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama—pulls back the curtain on the trials and joys of the almighty audition. $56+.
When: Nov. 1-Dec. 21
Where: Fred Schnider Gallery, 888 N. Quincy St. #102, Arlington
Witness two vastly different approaches to photography side by side in this new show by Arlington artist Jason Horowitz. Works from earlier in his career—images of plant life suspended in gelatin—are juxtaposed with more recent panoramas altered with technology from Horowitz’s phone. An opening reception will be held Nov. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. Free.
When: Nov. 2, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
Families are welcome at this annual Day of the Dead holiday celebration offering live Latin music, arts activities, an exhibit inspired by Mexican culture, and traditional treats (think Mexican hot chocolate and mouthwatering pan de muerto). Free.
When: Nov. 2-Dec. 7
Where: Gallery Clarendon, 2800 Clarendon Blvd. Suite R-800, Arlington
Arlington painter Shelley Micali captures moments (e.g. castle-centric landscapes and pub scenes) from her recent journey to Scotland, which she visited to further explore her Scottish ancestry. An opening reception is scheduled for Nov. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. Free.
When: Nov. 5-7, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria
Canadian bluegrass trio The Wailin’ Jennys (whose a cappella take on American folk song “Long Time Traveller” is not to be missed) visits The Birchmere for a three-night stint. $49.50. (Tickets sold out Nov. 5 and 7.)