Posted by Jasmine Lee / Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
A traditional birthday party for a two year old consists of delicious cake, thoughtful presents and cartoon character themed games. This weekend, Arlington-based art center Artisphere is turning two, but the staff has much bigger and better festivities in store.
What: Artisphere’s Second Anniversary Weekend
When: Oct. 4-7
Phone: (703) 875-1100
More info: http://www.artisphere.com/
Cost: Prices vary with events.
For its second anniversary, Artisphere has lined up a weekend full of events that celebrate and accentuate the continued work to connect artists and audiences. Featured on our 2012 “Must-Do” in Arlington County list, it’s no wonder Artisphere is regularly rated one of the top performing arts venues in the region. Guests from all corners of NoVA can enjoy a diverse set of programming, including live music, theatre, film presentations, contemporary visual art exhibit and dance performances. Artisphere also offers adult and youth art classes, further bridging the gap between artists and audiences. Events are open to all ages and take place in a comfortable atmosphere, with free admission to exhibits and reasonably priced tickets for special events.
Take a look at what’s happening and wish Artisphere a “happy annivesary” this weekend!
thurs.-sat. oct. 4-6: Craig Colorusso: Sun Boxes
Location: Freedom Park + Waterview Plaza at Le Meridien Hotel, 1121 19th St., Arlington.
In this new media installation, artist Craig Colorusso will be occupying public spaces in Rosslyn with his solar powered sound installation “Sun Boxes.” It features twenty speakers that work together to convert the outdoors into “a walk-through sonic landscape.” Come talk to Colorusso about his process and his work, as he’ll be on site all weekend.
sat. oct. 6, 8 p.m.: Forro in the Dark & Alma Tropicália
Location: Artisphere Ballroom, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.
Four Brazilian New Yorkers are bringing Brazilian forro to NoVA for a night of country soul and urban funk. D.C. band Alma Tropicália will also be performing tributes to the Brazilian tropicália movement of the 1960s. For only $20, you can party the night away with Forro in the Dark and Alma Tropicália!
sun. oct. 7, 1-4 p.m.: Free Family Day Open House
Location: Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.
Looking to introduce your kids to our local art scene? Treat the whole family to a free day of fun for all ages. The lineup includes storytelling (with puppets and music) by Emma Jaster, murla panting with Albus Cavus, a magic show with David London and a theatre workshop with actors from WSC Avant