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Saturday, October 02, 2010

Artisphere, an Arts Space for Everyone

PREVIEW OPENING GALA
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8  at 8 pm
Tickets: $250  Order Online


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.        

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9 at 8 pm
KICKOFF BASH by PINK LINE PROJECT and BRIGHTEST YOUNG THINGS
Tickets $20   --    Free parking
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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 perfornance artist from Japan Mamoru Iriguchi; a balloon artist explosion lead by Katie Balloons and Addi; opening of the Terrace Gallery's Skateboarding Side Effects;  interactive photo wall -- and much more!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 10 am - 11 pm
OFFICIAL OPENING DAY, FREE ALL DAY
9 pm:  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.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 11 am - 11 pm
OPEN HOUSE, FREE ALL DAY
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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