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  • "Persistence: A Community Response to Pervasive Plastic"

    Presented by ArtsArlington.org, Spy Pond Field, Arlington

    Starting in October, visitors to the Minuteman Bikeway in the Arlington Cultural District saw the installation of a community-created public sculpture exhibition focused on the problem of single-use plastics and

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  • Leslie Wilcox: Arboreal Attire (Extended)

    Presented by ArtsArlington.org, Jason Russell House, Arlington

    The Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture and the Arlington Historical Society have collaborated to bring contemporary art by the accomplished Boston sculptor Leslie Wilcox to the grounds of the

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  • Nilou Moochhala: Reflecting On Our Pandemic Experience

    Presented by ArtsArlington.org, Menotomy Rocks Park, Arlington

    ACAC’s spring Artist-in-Residence Nilou Moochhala has created a 2-part public art installation exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the community of Arlington. For Menotomy Rocks Park, Moochala has shaped an inviting

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AIFF Official Selection Shorts Films

09-30-2021

Presented by Arlington International Film Festival at artlounge Arlington, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 27 @ 12:00 am Tue, Sep 28 @ 12:00 am Wed, Sep 29 @ 12:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 30 @ 12:00 am - less dates and times

Pacing the Pool and Catch & Release Director Jay Jay Jegathesan
This is the directorial debut for reigning Oceania winner of the World Monologue Games 2020, and Bronze medal winner in the World Final. A journeyman stage and voice actor with more...

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Pacing the Pool and Catch & Release Director Jay Jay Jegathesan
This is the directorial debut for reigning Oceania winner of the World Monologue Games 2020, and Bronze medal winner in the World Final. A journeyman stage and voice actor with more than 25 years experience primarily having done stage, one-off performances, and voice acting for short films, practicing the craft in Australia, Malaysia, and Japan. Producer and narrator for the short animated films ‘iRony’ & ‘The Quiet’ which have been selected to play in more than 500 film festivals around the world across 55 countries, won 200+ awards, received an AACTA nomination, and selected to 17 Academy Award qualifying festivals.

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Tags:   Festivals Film Free-Events KidsArt

Fall Classes and Workshops at the Arlington Center for the Arts

12-03-2021

Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts at Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 29 @ 9:00 am + 44 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Oct 01 @ 9:00 am Sat, Oct 02 @ 9:00 am Mon, Oct 04 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 05 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 06 @ 9:00 am Thu, Oct 07 @ 9:00 am Fri, Oct 08 @ 9:00 am Sat, Oct 09 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 12 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 13 @ 9:00 am Thu, Oct 14 @ 9:00 am Sat, Oct 16 @ 9:00 am Mon, Oct 18 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 19 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 20 @ 9:00 am Thu, Oct 21 @ 9:00 am Fri, Oct 22 @ 9:00 am Sat, Oct 23 @ 9:00 am Mon, Oct 25 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 26 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 27 @ 9:00 am Thu, Oct 28 @ 9:00 am Fri, Oct 29 @ 9:00 am Sat, Oct 30 @ 9:00 am Mon, Nov 01 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 03 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 05 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 06 @ 9:00 am Mon, Nov 08 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 09 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 10 @ 9:00 am Mon, Nov 15 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 16 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 17 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 18 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 19 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 20 @ 9:00 am Mon, Nov 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Dec 01 @ 9:00 am Thu, Dec 02 @ 9:00 am Fri, Dec 03 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

The Arlington Center for the Arts is thrilled to finally welcome back students and instructors with a big selection of in-person classes (indoors and out), starting in September. And if you prefer, we’re also continuing to offer online and...

[more+]

The Arlington Center for the Arts is thrilled to finally welcome back students and instructors with a big selection of in-person classes (indoors and out), starting in September. And if you prefer, we’re also continuing to offer online and hybrid classes. However you choose to reset, refresh, and restore, ACA will be waiting and ready with:

A robust catalog of the core offerings and old favorites that are our hallmark
New classes, including an expanded assortment of ceramics courses, activities for families/multi-generational groups, and a wider variety of mediums and disciplines for exploration by learners of all ages and all levels of experience
An extraordinary roster of teaching artists committed to helping you grow creatively
A community that supports your passion for learning, creating, and sharing

Of course, ACA continues to monitor developments related to COVID-19, following guidelines and recommendations from the Town of Arlington, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our priority remains the health and safety of our community. See ACA’s current COVID-19 Control Plan for details.

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Tags:   Culture Kids MusicArt

Jason Russell House (Arlington) Free Outdoor Tours

10-10-2021

Presented by Jason Russell House at Jason Russell House, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 03 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm

The Jason Russell House in Arlington will offer free outdoor tours through October 10. The house is a typical colonial farmhouse built circa 1740 and was the site of brutal fighting on April 19, 1775, during the British retreat from Concord and...

[more+]

The Jason Russell House in Arlington will offer free outdoor tours through October 10. The house is a typical colonial farmhouse built circa 1740 and was the site of brutal fighting on April 19, 1775, during the British retreat from Concord and Lexington in which Jason Russell and eleven other colonial militia lost their lives.  Tours are offered each Sunday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on a walk-in basis. The Jason Russell House is located at 7 Jason Street in Arlington.  For more information: visit https://arlingtonhistorical.org/visit/hours-and-admission/  or call 781-648-4300.

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Tags:   Free-Events History / Heritage Museums Tours / AttractionsCulture

Artist Toolbox Series: Marketing and Social Media for Artists

10-17-2021

Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts at Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 03 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm

This workshop is for students who are trying to figure out how to get their work “out there” or to jumpstart previous work they’ve done. It’s a series of two classes where students learn to think “outside the box” and learn to embrace...

[more+]

This workshop is for students who are trying to figure out how to get their work “out there” or to jumpstart previous work they’ve done. It’s a series of two classes where students learn to think “outside the box” and learn to embrace the marketing process. At the end of the series, artists should have a clearer focus on what they need to do to promote their own work specifically, and what they can (with no guilt!) leave behind.

The first class is focused on the framework of a marketing strategy. You can’t present yourself to the world without the basics in place. From Artist Statements, to Bios, to Websites, to how you talk about your work – having a consistent “framework” enables an artist to be seen as a professional.

The second class looks specifically at social media. Once you have the work to present to the world, how do you do it? What works, what doesn’t, and most importantly, what makes sense for each artist. From Facebook to Instagram (and more), which of these is important and which is too much noise.

This workshop is free and open to the public, but requires advanced registration to receive access to the Zoom link. Participants are asked to bring a pen and paper for note taking.

This workshop is taught by Lisa Goren, and is part of the Arlington Center for the Arts' Artist Toolbox Series and is supported in part by a grant from the Arlington Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Tags:   Culture Festivals Free-Events Galleries Lectures MuseumsArt

The All Night Strut!

10-17-2021

Presented by Arlington Friends of the Drama at Arlington Friends of the Drama Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 07 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Oct 08 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 09 @ 8:00 pm + 4 more dates and times

Sun, Oct 10 @ 3:00 pm Fri, Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

The All Night Strut! is a celebration of music from the 1930s and 1940s, moving us through the
Depression, World War II and post-war boom.  Music during this time was a symbol of hope amidst
despair.  Today it continues to inspire, lighten our...

[more+]

The All Night Strut! is a celebration of music from the 1930s and 1940s, moving us through the
Depression, World War II and post-war boom.  Music during this time was a symbol of hope amidst
despair.  Today it continues to inspire, lighten our spirit, and offer a brief escape.

As we look back at the last 18-months and the many challenges we’ve faced, I can’t think of a better way
to return to live-theatre than by taking a walk down memory lane during the time of the “Greatest
Generation” as we reflect on our own lives today.

This production is filled with a variety of musical styles written by legendary greats.  You will, no doubt,
be tapping your toes and dancing in your seats when you watch this amazing cast. They deliver heartfelt
performances and have inspired me throughout the rehearsal process.

So, get “In the Mood”, “Dream” a little and enjoy this magical journey.

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Tags:   Stage TheatreMusicals

On A Winter’s Night

02-05-2022

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 05 @ 8:00 pm

The 25th Anniversary performance of "On A Winter's Night" brings five of the brightest stars in the singer/songwriter movement for the past three decades together again and for the first time at Arlington's Showplace of Entertainment, Christine...

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The 25th Anniversary performance of "On A Winter's Night" brings five of the brightest stars in the singer/songwriter movement for the past three decades together again and for the first time at Arlington's Showplace of Entertainment, Christine Lavin, John Gorka, Patty Larkin, Cheryl Wheeler, and Cliff Eberhardt will appear for this one-night-only concert that you cannot miss!

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Tags:   Folk / World Music

AIFF Official Selection Shorts Films

09-30-2021

Presented by Arlington International Film Festival at artlounge Arlington, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 27 @ 12:00 am Tue, Sep 28 @ 12:00 am Wed, Sep 29 @ 12:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 30 @ 12:00 am - less dates and times

Pacing the Pool and Catch & Release Director Jay Jay Jegathesan
This is the directorial debut for reigning Oceania winner of the World Monologue Games 2020, and Bronze medal winner in the World Final. A journeyman stage and voice actor with more...

[more+]

Pacing the Pool and Catch & Release Director Jay Jay Jegathesan
This is the directorial debut for reigning Oceania winner of the World Monologue Games 2020, and Bronze medal winner in the World Final. A journeyman stage and voice actor with more than 25 years experience primarily having done stage, one-off performances, and voice acting for short films, practicing the craft in Australia, Malaysia, and Japan. Producer and narrator for the short animated films ‘iRony’ & ‘The Quiet’ which have been selected to play in more than 500 film festivals around the world across 55 countries, won 200+ awards, received an AACTA nomination, and selected to 17 Academy Award qualifying festivals.

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Tags:   Festivals Film Free-Events KidsArt

Fall Classes and Workshops at the Arlington Center for the Arts

12-03-2021

Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts at Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 29 @ 9:00 am + 44 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Oct 01 @ 9:00 am Sat, Oct 02 @ 9:00 am Mon, Oct 04 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 05 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 06 @ 9:00 am Thu, Oct 07 @ 9:00 am Fri, Oct 08 @ 9:00 am Sat, Oct 09 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 12 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 13 @ 9:00 am Thu, Oct 14 @ 9:00 am Sat, Oct 16 @ 9:00 am Mon, Oct 18 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 19 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 20 @ 9:00 am Thu, Oct 21 @ 9:00 am Fri, Oct 22 @ 9:00 am Sat, Oct 23 @ 9:00 am Mon, Oct 25 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 26 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 27 @ 9:00 am Thu, Oct 28 @ 9:00 am Fri, Oct 29 @ 9:00 am Sat, Oct 30 @ 9:00 am Mon, Nov 01 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 03 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 05 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 06 @ 9:00 am Mon, Nov 08 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 09 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 10 @ 9:00 am Mon, Nov 15 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 16 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 17 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 18 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 19 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 20 @ 9:00 am Mon, Nov 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Dec 01 @ 9:00 am Thu, Dec 02 @ 9:00 am Fri, Dec 03 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

The Arlington Center for the Arts is thrilled to finally welcome back students and instructors with a big selection of in-person classes (indoors and out), starting in September. And if you prefer, we’re also continuing to offer online and...

[more+]

The Arlington Center for the Arts is thrilled to finally welcome back students and instructors with a big selection of in-person classes (indoors and out), starting in September. And if you prefer, we’re also continuing to offer online and hybrid classes. However you choose to reset, refresh, and restore, ACA will be waiting and ready with:

A robust catalog of the core offerings and old favorites that are our hallmark
New classes, including an expanded assortment of ceramics courses, activities for families/multi-generational groups, and a wider variety of mediums and disciplines for exploration by learners of all ages and all levels of experience
An extraordinary roster of teaching artists committed to helping you grow creatively
A community that supports your passion for learning, creating, and sharing

Of course, ACA continues to monitor developments related to COVID-19, following guidelines and recommendations from the Town of Arlington, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our priority remains the health and safety of our community. See ACA’s current COVID-19 Control Plan for details.

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Tags:   Culture Kids MusicArt

Jason Russell House (Arlington) Free Outdoor Tours

10-10-2021

Presented by Jason Russell House at Jason Russell House, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 03 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm

The Jason Russell House in Arlington will offer free outdoor tours through October 10. The house is a typical colonial farmhouse built circa 1740 and was the site of brutal fighting on April 19, 1775, during the British retreat from Concord and...

[more+]

The Jason Russell House in Arlington will offer free outdoor tours through October 10. The house is a typical colonial farmhouse built circa 1740 and was the site of brutal fighting on April 19, 1775, during the British retreat from Concord and Lexington in which Jason Russell and eleven other colonial militia lost their lives.  Tours are offered each Sunday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on a walk-in basis. The Jason Russell House is located at 7 Jason Street in Arlington.  For more information: visit https://arlingtonhistorical.org/visit/hours-and-admission/  or call 781-648-4300.

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Tags:   Free-Events History / Heritage Museums Tours / AttractionsCulture

Artist Toolbox Series: Marketing and Social Media for Artists

10-17-2021

Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts at Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 03 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm

This workshop is for students who are trying to figure out how to get their work “out there” or to jumpstart previous work they’ve done. It’s a series of two classes where students learn to think “outside the box” and learn to embrace...

[more+]

This workshop is for students who are trying to figure out how to get their work “out there” or to jumpstart previous work they’ve done. It’s a series of two classes where students learn to think “outside the box” and learn to embrace the marketing process. At the end of the series, artists should have a clearer focus on what they need to do to promote their own work specifically, and what they can (with no guilt!) leave behind.

The first class is focused on the framework of a marketing strategy. You can’t present yourself to the world without the basics in place. From Artist Statements, to Bios, to Websites, to how you talk about your work – having a consistent “framework” enables an artist to be seen as a professional.

The second class looks specifically at social media. Once you have the work to present to the world, how do you do it? What works, what doesn’t, and most importantly, what makes sense for each artist. From Facebook to Instagram (and more), which of these is important and which is too much noise.

This workshop is free and open to the public, but requires advanced registration to receive access to the Zoom link. Participants are asked to bring a pen and paper for note taking.

This workshop is taught by Lisa Goren, and is part of the Arlington Center for the Arts' Artist Toolbox Series and is supported in part by a grant from the Arlington Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

[less-]
Tags:   Culture Festivals Free-Events Galleries Lectures MuseumsArt

The All Night Strut!

10-17-2021

Presented by Arlington Friends of the Drama at Arlington Friends of the Drama Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 07 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Oct 08 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 09 @ 8:00 pm + 4 more dates and times

Sun, Oct 10 @ 3:00 pm Fri, Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

The All Night Strut! is a celebration of music from the 1930s and 1940s, moving us through the
Depression, World War II and post-war boom.  Music during this time was a symbol of hope amidst
despair.  Today it continues to inspire, lighten our...

[more+]

The All Night Strut! is a celebration of music from the 1930s and 1940s, moving us through the
Depression, World War II and post-war boom.  Music during this time was a symbol of hope amidst
despair.  Today it continues to inspire, lighten our spirit, and offer a brief escape.

As we look back at the last 18-months and the many challenges we’ve faced, I can’t think of a better way
to return to live-theatre than by taking a walk down memory lane during the time of the “Greatest
Generation” as we reflect on our own lives today.

This production is filled with a variety of musical styles written by legendary greats.  You will, no doubt,
be tapping your toes and dancing in your seats when you watch this amazing cast. They deliver heartfelt
performances and have inspired me throughout the rehearsal process.

So, get “In the Mood”, “Dream” a little and enjoy this magical journey.

[less-]
Tags:   Stage TheatreMusicals

On A Winter’s Night

02-05-2022

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 05 @ 8:00 pm

The 25th Anniversary performance of "On A Winter's Night" brings five of the brightest stars in the singer/songwriter movement for the past three decades together again and for the first time at Arlington's Showplace of Entertainment, Christine...

[more+]

The 25th Anniversary performance of "On A Winter's Night" brings five of the brightest stars in the singer/songwriter movement for the past three decades together again and for the first time at Arlington's Showplace of Entertainment, Christine Lavin, John Gorka, Patty Larkin, Cheryl Wheeler, and Cliff Eberhardt will appear for this one-night-only concert that you cannot miss!

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Tags:   Folk / World Music


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