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Friday, October 08, 2010

10-10-10 ARTISPHERE OPENS!

The metropolitan-DC area’s newest cultural center is set to open in Arlington on 10-10-10!

Located only one block from the Rosslyn metro, at 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Artisphere will feature four distinct performance venues, three visual art galleries, a wi-fi lounge, and a 4,000 square foot ballroom that will bring regional, national and international cultural offerings to the area! Combining the newly-renovated former Newseum space with the exciting Spectrum Theatre next door, Artisphere's multi-disciplinary cultural offerings will permeate the 62,000 square foot 'cultural campus' seven days a week, 12 hours a day, offering more than 100 events per month!

PREVIEW OPENING GALA
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 at 8PM
The Honorable William T. Newman Jr. and Sheila C. Johnson are the honorary co-chairs of this exclusive party that will give guests the first opportunity to experience Arlington's unique new stage for the arts: Artisphere, an Arts Space for Everyone! Swing and sway to an evening of music, dance, theatre and hula hoops, and a special cabaret performance by Signature Theatre! The Gala is presented by the Arlington County Board, the Rosslyn Business Improvement District and the Artisphere Advisory Board.
Tickets: $250, Valet Parking Order
Information: artisphere@gardnermills.com or 202-333-4406

BURST by PINK LINE PROJECT and BRIGHTEST YOUNG THINGSSATURDAY, OCTOBER 9 8PM-2AM
Artisphere's second opening will be hosted by arts impresario Phillipa Hughes' Pink Line Project  and Bright Young Things, who are coming together to celebrate the launch.  The amazing lineup includes Baltimore's Deep Sugar DJs (with Ultra Nate); DC's own Soul Controllers DJs; A very special Best Of Edition of "Family Hemerlein" featuring some of their favorite music and comedy performances from the last year; video and performance artist from Japan Mamoru Iriguchi; a balloon artist explosion lead by Katie Balloons and Addi; the Terrace Gallery's Skateboarding Side Effects;  interactive photo wall -- and much more!
Tickets $20, Free parking
Order tickets online

OFFICIAL 10.10.10 OPENING DAY! FREE ALL DAY!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 10AM-11PM
10AM Ribbon Cutting

9PM CHOPTEETH (Afro-Funk) in the 3,000 sq. ft. Ballroom
Ibis Chamber Ensemble, Bowen McCauley Dance, Sonic Circuits BLK with Bear, Sans Facon Video Installation, Joe Falero & the DC Latin Jazz All-Stars, Tunde Jegede Trio, Mamoru Iriguchi, UrbanArias, Memphis Gold.

SKATEBOARDING SIDE EFFECTS in the Terrace Gallery. The motion of skateboarding captured by artists who skateboard. The exhibition will continue through November 28, 2010.

OPEN HOUSE, FREE ALL DAY!
MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 11AM-11PM
Bowen McCauley Dance, Mary Ann Redmond, Washington Shakespeare Company, The Grandsons, Tunde Jegede Trio, Mamoru Iriguchi, Salsa Deconstructed (Lecture Demonstration with Eileen Torres & La Excelencia).

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