24 Things to Do in February

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Foon Sham, “Draw Ridge II”

Foon Sham: Arlington Projects, 1988-2019

When: Opening reception Feb. 1, 6-9 p.m.

Where: Arlington Arts Center, Jenkins Community Art Gallery, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington

As an Arlington Arts Center resident from 1988 to 1994, Foon Sham created multiple public art projects at the heart of this free exhibit. His most recent one, “Ridge”—made of wood and inspired by the Shenandoah and the Blue Ridge Mountains—was recently unveiled in Oakland Park. Exhibit runs through March 28.


A Daughter’s a Daughter

When: Feb. 1-16

Where: The Arlington Players, Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road, Arlington

Yes, she’s known for gripping mysteries (And Then There Were None, The Mousetrap), but late novelist and playwright Agatha Christie also had some romances under her belt. In this one, expect a show that digs into the “bitterness that can fester as sacrifices are made for those we love.” Tickets $15-$25.


Michael Dax Iacovone, “Relating Circles”

Applied Forces

When: Opening reception Feb. 1, 6-9 p.m.

Where: Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington

This multimedia show—which includes contemporary installations, sculpture and video—explores physical confrontations between forms, spaces and people. The exhibition highlights contemporary artists who utilize physical force and activity to explore power dynamics, push the limits of their material and confront our relationship with our bodies. Featured artists include Eames Armstrong, Rex Delafkaran, Billy Friebele, Michael Dax Iacovone, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, Rose Nestler, Kirk Amaral Snow and Antoinette Suiter. Exhibit runs through March 28. Admission is free.


Phantom of the Opera

When: Feb. 5-March 1

Where: Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington

If you’re expecting a tenor and soprano to belt out the best of Andrew Lloyd Webber at this performance of Phantom of the Opera, don’t be misled. Instead, Synetic presents an action-oriented stage version of the original Gaston Leroux novel about a tortured musician who haunts a Paris opera house. Check website for ticket prices.

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