Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm
Potomac Riverboat Company Canine Cruises @ Alexandria City Marina
11:00 am
Starting April 28 through to October 26, Arlington’s doggy families can enjoy a 45-minute sightseeing trip on the Potomac. With ten cruise dates available, all offer historic waterfront views with tasty treats for canine companions. Everyone is invited – with or without a furry friend – plus dogs ride free! Departs from Alexandria City Marina, ticket prices from $18 for...
“Natural Wonders” Community Art Project Opening @ Howard E. Herman Stream Valley Park
Jun 3 – Oct 1 all-day
"Natural Wonders" Community Art Project Opening @ Howard E. Herman Stream Valley Park
12:00 am
Six nature-inspired sculptures designed by award-winning artist Marc Robarge and created by scores of Falls Church residents will be unveiled Sunday, June 3, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The artwork will be on display at Howard E. Herman Stream Valley Park through October. Robarge created the hands-on project and taught his volunteer artists to replicate natural wonders, such as...
Jun 8 – Aug 24 all-day
12:00 am
Get ready for outdoor movies! Head to Rosslyn’s Pub in the Park starting at 5 pm every Friday in summer.  Grab a glass of beer, wine or homemade sangria at the mobile pub and enjoy some popcorn from Popped Republic! Plus, food trucks and special activities for kids.  Film screenings begin at dusk. Here’s the schedule: June 8 – Legally Blonde...
Jun 16 – Sep 29 all-day
Arlington Arts Center presents Open World @ Arlington Arts Center
12:00 am
Arlington Arts Center is pleased to present Open World, an exhibition featuring eight contemporary artists and artist teams who engage in world-building through installation, video, digital media, sculpture, and collage. Inspired by the term “open world” (stolen from video game lexicon), these artists create spaces and environments, whether virtual or physical, and invite their viewers to enter new worlds. Exhibiting...
Jun 16 – Sep 29 all-day
Olivia Tripp Morrow & Jen Noone: Within/Between @ Arlington Arts Center
12:00 am
In Within/Between, AAC Resident Artists Olivia Tripp Morrow and Jen Noone explore materiality and form. Jen Noone explores the relationship between the appearance of a thing, its material make up, and its function. In her sculptures and other three-dimensional works, cement is a decorative element, a structural support, and a container, while makeup, gray clay, house paint, and foam insulation...
Open World @ Arlington Arts Center
Jun 16 – Sep 29 all-day
Open World @ Arlington Arts Center
12:00 am
Borrowing its title from “open world” style video game environments, Open World features eight contemporary artists and artist teams who engage in world-building through installation, video, digital media, sculpture, and collage. They invite their viewers to enter into these new worlds, constructing narratives or introducing characters that help the audience move through and understand the alternate realities and imagined spaces...
Jul 2 – Aug 24 all-day
Boolean Girl Summer Coding Camps @ Arlington County
12:00 am
In this week long camp, girls will be introduced to computer science fundamentals through a series of unique projects and hands-on challenges, from an introduction to coding using interactive play with wooden blocks to getting hands-on experience discovering computer hardware using Raspberry Pi. Girls will design a series of animated stories and games. No previous programming skills are required but...
Jul 12 – Aug 24 all-day
Cory Oberndorfer "Pop: Recall" @ Metro Micro Gallery
12:00 am
In his continued exploration of the way color and shape of familiar childhood treats can bring back the fondest memories, Cory Oberndorfer presents “Pop: Recall” at Metro Micro Gallery through August 24. For this exhibition, Oberndorfer returns to what inspires him most, the color. His belief that color triggers memories and nostalgia is what has influenced his work for the past...
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm
August Exhibits at Gallery Underground @ Gallery Underground
10:00 am
“POWER OF NATURE” Juried Exhibit by Gallery Members Dates: August 1-31, 2018 Opening Reception and Meet the Artists: Friday, August 3, 5-8pm Arlington, VA – The complex beauty of nature has inspired many artists, whether spectacular color in a sunset or the intricate geometry of a seashell. For this all-media show, artists were interpret the power, beauty and importance of...
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm
August Show at New Clarendon Art Gallery @ Gallery Clarendon
11:00 am
NEW CLARENDON ART GALLERY Features AUGUST Show Dates: August 6 – Sept. 9, 2018 Opening Reception and Meet the Artists: Friday, August 10, 5-8pm Arlington, VA – Gallery Clarendon has recently opened its doors as the newest professional art gallery created by the Arlington Artists Alliance. Every month brings a fresh exhibit and August features work by the gallery members....
Passion @ Signature Theatre
Aug 14 – Sep 23 all-day
Passion @ Signature Theatre
12:00 am
Stephen Sondheim’s exhilarating and romantic Tony Award-winning musical is set in 1860s Italy. A fiery love triangle erupts when a handsome army captain is transferred to a remote military outpost and into the infatuation of his colonel’s ailing cousin. This obsessive love threatens the captain’s career. The production stars Natascia Diaz, who previously appeared in Signature’s production of West Side...
Arlington County Fair @ Thomas Jefferson Community Center
Aug 15 – Aug 19 all-day
Arlington County Fair @ Thomas Jefferson Community Center
12:00 am
Funnel cakes, Ferris wheels, pumpkin-growing competitions, a parade, pony rides and more greet visitors at the annual county fair. Admission is free, but tickets are required for rides.  There’s live music, too!
Cirque Italia @ Potomac Mills Mall
Aug 16 – Aug 19 all-day
Cirque Italia @ Potomac Mills Mall
12:00 am
Cirque Italia, the first traveling Water Circus, introduces the Gold Unit, a new performance featuring an ultra-modern water curtain that controls every droplet of water meticulously. Audience members can expect to see words and beautiful patterns as the water falls to the ‘lagoon’ below. This production features acts all the way from Russia to Mexico.  For those who enjoy whimsy, we...
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm
Sam Kittner Panoramic Photography Exhibit at Fred Schnider Gallery of Art @ Fred Schnider Gallery of Art
2:00 pm
The Fred Schnider Gallery of Art showcases its newest exhibit, “A Broader Sense of Place,” Panoramic Photographs by DC photographer Sam Kittner, open now through September 8, 2018 with an artist reception and talk on August 23. The exhibit and artist talk are open to the public. Exhibit: Thursdays through Sundays until September 8, 2018 from 2-7:00 p.m. Artist Talk:...
Summer Sparkle Cocktail Class @ Ms. Peacock's Champagne Lounge
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Summer Sparkle Cocktail Class @ Ms. Peacock's Champagne Lounge
7:30 pm
Sam Kittner Panoramic Photography Exhibit & Artist Reception at Fred Schnider Gallery of Art @ Fred Schnider Gallery of Art
6:00 pm
The Fred Schnider Gallery of Art showcases its newest exhibit, “A Broader Sense of Place,” Panoramic Photographs by DC photographer Sam Kittner, open now through September 8, 2018 with an artist reception and talk on August 23. The exhibit and artist talk are open to the public. About the Fred Schnider Gallery of Art: Located in Arlington’s Ballston neighborhood, the...
K9 Cruise on the Potomac @ Alexandria Waterfront
Aug 23 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
K9 Cruise on the Potomac @ Alexandria Waterfront
6:45 pm
Enjoy a two-hour full moon catered cruise on the Potomac & support an amazing cause. Heavy hors d’eourves, non-alcoholic beverages, beer & wine included. Well behaved dogs allowed to attend on non-retractable leashes. Thursday, August 23, 2018 Arrival @ 6:30 pm Boarding @ 6:45 pm Departure @ 7:00 pm Potomac Riverboat Co. Alexandria Waterfront Behind Torpedo Factory Arts Center 1...
Fridays at the Fountain @ Crystal City Water Park
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fridays at the Fountain @ Crystal City Water Park
5:00 pm
Open every Friday starting in May, Fridays at the Fountain is Crystal City’s seasonal pop-up beer garden set within the Crystal City Water Park and featuring beverage selections from the Crystal City Wine Shop and live music from local bands and musicians. This year, the focus on local flavor is being enhanced by a partnership with The Stand which, in...
Wags n’ Whiskers @ The Village at Shirlington
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wags n' Whiskers @ The Village at Shirlington
10:00 am
Wags n’ Whiskers is a community-oriented event for animal-loving shoppers of all ages to spend an afternoon at The Village at Shirlington with their pets. The 11th Annual Wags n’ Whiskers event will feature 65+ onsite exhibitors ranging from pet services and accessories to onsite adoptions. In addition to the onsite exhibitors, the event features pet photos ($5), live music...
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm
Catherine Purcell "A Mixtape for Heroines" @ Creative Cauldron
8:00 pm
In her first solo show, Catherine Purcell walks through her literary history, exploring the stories of her fictional heroines through folk, rock, jazz, and musical theatre standards. From Ludwig Bemelman’s Madeline to Shakespeare’s Hermione, Purcell hopes to revere and celebrate some of literature’s most treasured women through song. General Admission $22 – Seniors/Military $20 – Students $18 Tables for Two...
Fridays at the Fountian @ Crystal City Water Park
Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fridays at the Fountian @ Crystal City Water Park
5:00 pm
Open every Friday starting in May, Fridays at the Fountain is Crystal City’s seasonal pop-up beer garden set within the Crystal City Water Park and featuring beverage selections from the Crystal City Wine Shop and live music from local bands and musicians. This year, the focus on local flavor is being enhanced by a partnership with The Stand which, in...
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
6:00 pm
Join us in welcoming the 2018 Polo Classic players to Middleburg! Greenhill Winery & Vineyards will host a “Meet the Players” event on Thursday, September 6 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Wine & Hors d’Oeuvres(Cash Bar) RSVP by September 4 – Visit greenhillvineyards.com/reservations and search by date. This event features a Polo Fashion Preview in partnership with some of...
Social Walk + Happy Hour on Columbia Pike @ Benches outside 962 S Wayne St (across from Bob & Edith’s Diner)
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Social Walk + Happy Hour on Columbia Pike @ Benches outside 962 S Wayne St (across from Bob & Edith’s Diner)
6:00 pm
Explore Arlington neighborhoods and what makes them unique. This month, WalkArlington is checking out Columbia Pike. On the walk you’ll: • Meet new people and get to know your neighbors. • Experience how easy it is to get around by walking. • Relax and unwind with an after-work stroll. • Explore what the Pike has to offer, including local hotspots,...
Sep 7 – Sep 8 all-day
Beth Stelling LIVE from HBO's "Crashing", Comedy Central and MTV @ Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse |  |  |
12:00 am
Come see Beth Stelling, the stand-up comedian, writer and actress, at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse. Starting stand-up in Chicago, Stelling became a member of Chicago Underground Comedy and hosted a Sunday night variety show in Boystown with her best friends, The Puterbaugh Sisters, for many years called Entertaining Julia (Julia was the bartender). Beth was named “Best Stand-up Comedian in...
Sep 7 @ 8:00 pm
Stephen Gregory Smith's "Inspired By" @ Creative Cauldron
8:00 pm
Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith have written over a dozen shows together, and in this evening of cabaret, Stephen will shine a light on the things that inspired each of these shows, tracing threads throughout their shared history together, and the life moments that became musical numbers in their shared career. General Admission $22 – Seniors/Military $20 – Students...
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
1:00 pm
For the past 28 years, the Rosslyn Jazz Fest has taken over all of the three-acre, urban Gateway Park. Last year, this much-anticipated annual event drew more than 10,000 music fans to the park for a day of dynamic, free performances. Come to hear live music performed by some of the biggest names in jazz and world music today. Plus,...
Historic Sidesaddle Demonstration on the Lawn @ National Sporting Library & Museum
Sep 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
Have you ever seen someone “riding sideways”? In celebration of NSLM’s newest exhibition, Sidesaddle, NSLM will host reenactors demonstrating sidesaddle riding in colonial attire and antique tack. Meet the riders, and see examples of women athletes riding in 4 centuries of art! Free admission to the demonstration AND the Museum galleries, fun for all ages.
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm
Stephen Gregory Smith's "Inspired By" @ Creative Cauldron
8:00 pm
Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith have written over a dozen shows together, and in this evening of cabaret, Stephen will shine a light on the things that inspired each of these shows, tracing threads throughout their shared history together, and the life moments that became musical numbers in their shared career. General Admission $22 – Seniors/Military $20 – Students...
Ford Evening Book Talk: Creating Capitol Hill @ George Washington's Mount Vernon
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm
Ford Evening Book Talk: Creating Capitol Hill @ George Washington's Mount Vernon
7:00 pm
Mount Vernon welcomes authors Charles Carter, William diGiacomantonio, Pamela Scott, and Don Hawkins to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss their book Creating Capitol Hill: Place, Proprietors, and People. This book recounts the convoluted and fascinating history of Capitol Hill. In four essays the story is revealed, recounted, and unraveled.
Sep 14 – Sep 15 all-day
Nick Di Paolo LIVE! From The Nick Di Paolo Show on Sirius XM, Louie & Comedy Central @ Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse |  |  |
12:00 am
In this day of watered down comedy Nick Di Paolo’s brutally honest performances remind us of what great stand up should be – funny, socially relevant and a little bit reckless. His strong political opinions and razor wit make him a perfect fit for talk radio; he has hosted multiple radio shows and podcasts. He has performed on multiple late-night...