Civil rights pioneer explains segregation to diverse group of students.
As the students assembled in a conference room at Campbell Elementary School, it was clear that the Rev. James M. Kilby had his work cut out for him. How would a 71-year-old civil rights pioneer explain massive resistance to this diverse crowd of students — a group that included not only whites and blacks but also Hispanics and Indians?
Don Quixote Virginia Ballet Company and School will present the classic full-length Don Quixote Ballet. Performances are at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28 at the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus in the Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater. Ticket prices for reserved seating are $30 for adults and $20 for children, students and seniors, plus a $3 fee per ticket. Tickets may be purchased online at www.virginiaballetcompany.org. Group pricing is available for groups of 10 or more for the same performance. For additional information and group rates call 703-249-8227. A limited number of general admission tickets is available for the working stage rehearsal on April 26, 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 plus a $2 fee per each ticket and may be purchased online at www.virginiaballetcompany.org. Tickets for the working stage rehearsal must be purchased in advance. For additional information call 703 249-8227.
Rock Spring Garden Club member Mary Cottrell receives Awards of Honor.
Arlington resident Mary Shepherd Cottrell, a long time member of Rock Spring Garden Club, has the distinction of being chosen to receive the 2013 Award of Honor from the district, state and regional levels of National Garden Clubs, Inc. “This is a prestigious honor for her, and a great honor for our club,” said Thea McGinnis, president of RSGC.
Email announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Thursday at noon. Photos are welcome. Michelle Dawn Williams earned a graduate certificate degree in museum studies from the University of Memphis.
It's been a few years since Miss Shevaughn (Erin Frisby) and Yuma Wray (Chris Stelloh) decided to quit the 9-to-5 life in the hopes of making a living off their music, a blend of lighthearted country, church-like organs and sunny 70s AM radio-inspired tunes. It's been paying off.
Go Dancing At the Ballroom at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-228-1850. Salsa Tuesdays. 7:30-8:30 p.m. dance class; 8:30-11 p.m. dancing. Dance Wednesdays. 7:30-8:30 p.m. dance classes; 8:30-11 p.m. dancing. Tickets are $15/$12 at door. On Wednesdays, dance at Artisphere to zydeco, cajun, rock, R&B and swing. 11:01 Saturday Nights. Starts at 11:01 p.m. Late-night dance party. Tickets are $15/$12 students.
Have a Wild Art Adventure Registration is now open for children's spring and summer classes. Summer Art Classes, June 24-Aug. 23 Introduce children to art fundamentals in fun, week-long art classes like Color Capers, Amazing Architects and Engineers, and Magnificent Murals. Arlington Arts Center is also offering a bilingual art class, If I Were an Italian Master, for children ages 7-10. Teen and adult class registration will be coming soon. Arlington Arts Center is located at 3550 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-248-6800 or visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org. Arlington Arts Center is a private, nonprofit contemporary visual arts center dedicated to presenting and supporting new work of regional artists from the Mid-Atlantic states.
Email announcements to email@example.com. Deadline is noon the Thursday before publication. Photos are welcome. Every Friday in April 5k Fridays Race Series. 6:30 p.m. in Crystal City. Organized by Pacers Running Store, runners can enjoy a professionally timed and certified course. $20/race or $60/series. Visit http://runpacers.com/race/crystal-run-5k-fridays/ to register.
All week long, members of Los Quetzales Mexican Dance Ensemble are rehearsing for their upcoming performance on April 20 at the Gunston Arts Center Theater One. Los Quetzales is a non-profit arts organization, comprised mostly of teenagers, children and adults, performing traditional dances of Mexico, and wearing traditional costumes representing different regions.
Debate about public-private partnerships will have lasting consequences in Arlington.
Arlington County will make "best efforts to promote robust competition" and "strive to have more than one proposal" under consideration for the public-private partnership to construct a streetcar on Columbia Pike. But opponents fear that guidelines, approved after a contentious County Board meeting last year, do not require competition.
From first date to final goodbye, Jason Robert Brown chronicles the emotional highs and lows of a young couple’s failed marriage in the award winning musical “The Last Five Years,” now playing at Shirlington’s Signature Theatre.
“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington’s Office of Senior Adult Programs for April 15-20. Arlington senior centers: Aurora Hills, 735 S. 18th St.; Walter Reed, 2909 S. 16th St.; Culpepper Garden, 4435 N. Pershing Dr.; Langston-Brown, 2121 N. Culpeper St.; Lee, 5722 Lee Hwy.; Arlington Mill at Fairlington, 3308 S. Stafford St.; also Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St.; TJ Comm. Center, 3501 S. 2nd St.
‘Ladies Swing the Blues’ Extended Through March 31 A world premiere by Thomas W. Jones II and William Knowles. Explore the jazz folklore, mythologies and backstage stories of the ’40s and ’50s with four legendary jazz divas as they gather to commemorate the passing of jazz legend Charlie Parker.
“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington’s Office of Senior Adult Programs for March 25-30. Arlington senior centers: Aurora Hills, 735 S. 18th St.; Walter Reed, 2909 S. 16th St.; Culpepper Garden, 4435 N. Pershing Dr.; Langston-Brown, 2121 N. Culpeper St.; Lee, 5722 Lee Hwy.; Arlington Mill at Fairlington, 3308 S. Stafford St.; also Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St.; TJ Comm. Center, 3501 S. 2nd St.
Arlington County’s Housing Division and the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization presented the seventh annual Arlington Home Show and Garden Expo on Saturday, March 9, at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center.