25 Fun Things To Do in May
Take some time out for Mister Rogers, The Avett Brothers, a Kentucky Derby party for pups and Ballston Quarterfest.
Where: Gallery Underground, 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington
When: May 1-24
In this national, juried show, artists of all mediums are invited to present their take on the concept of “risk.” Opening reception May 3. Free.
Where: Creative Cauldron, 410 S Maple Ave., Falls Church
When: May 2-26
In the final installment of the five-year series of musical premieres by Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith at Creative Cauldron, On Air zeroes in on Frank and Flora Conrad, a central couple in the history of American radio. $20-$32
La Fille mal gardée
Where: Kenmore Middle School, 202 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington
When: May 3-5
BalletNova guest artist Matthew Powell brings to life a new production of the comic ballet La Fille mal gardée. Gin Dance Company’s L.E.O. (short for Listen, Enrich, Optimize) and The Martha Graham work Steps in the Street also will be performed; the latter was created in the midst of the Great Depression, exploring themes of isolation and desperation still relevant today. $12-$35.