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Come Out for the Final Salsa Tuesday at Artisphere Tonight

Come Out for the Final Salsa Tuesday at Artisphere Tonight

Artisphere is holding their last “Salsa Tuesday” in The Ballroom tonight. The dance floor is a 3,000 square foot bamboo dance floor and “one of the best dance floors in the Washington area,” according to Arlington Arts.

The hour dance lesson will take place from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. and then you can dance the night away until 11:00 p.m. Tonight the band Bio Tritmo will be playing “salsa dura” or hard salsa, which has a beat and attitude of the 70's era with modern techniques.

The Ballroom at Artisphere is located 1101 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, VA. Parking is free!

 

First Annual Dance Asia Colors Showcase Coming Soon

First Annual Dance Asia Colors Showcase Coming Soon

From Wuiping Yap of Dance Asia:

Arlington, VA – Dance Asia is spearheading the new Colors! Showcase this Saturday December 11, at Thomas Jefferson Auditorium in Arlington, VA at 7 p.m. There will be a mini craft market starting at 5:00pm prior to the performance to commemorate the holiday season. 

Artisphere to Celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

From the International Organization on Arts and Disability:

The video Motion Disabled by internationally renowned artist Simon Mckeown, presented by VSA, will play on Verizon Center’s outdoor video marquee on 7th St. and G St. NW and indoors at Artisphere’s Town Square to promote the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Partners around the world will also be screening the video in their respective countries, including Argentina, Australia, England, Iceland, India, Ireland, Kosovo, Latvia, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Senegal, Sri Lanka, and Uruguay.

Tranquil Space Yoga Studio and sweetgreen Team Up For Free Yoga Weekend

From Christopher Hiatt of cornerstone promotion:

Arlington, VA – Sweetgreen, a sustainable eatery that offers tasty food in an eco-friendly dining environment, is set to open its latest location in Ballston in late November. In honor of the opening, the company announced that it will offer free yoga classes at Tranquil Space Yoga Studio’s Arlington location from November 20-21. Arlington residents can register for classes online now at www.tranquilspace.com

Esteemed for its commitment to sustainable living, sweetgreen developed this promotion to further showcase its commitment to healthy living and community involvement. More information on the eatery can be found at http://sweetgreen.com/.

Rosebud: Recognizing Local Talent for 20 Years

The Rosebud Film and Video Festival is THE DMV film festival, accepting entries exclusively from residents of D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. It's been around for 20 years now, making it a D.C. film institution. That kind of longevity is a rarity for film festivals, many of which vanish after just one year.

Rosebud forgoes the glitz of many of its counterparts focusing instead on substance. As it states on its website, “The Rosebud Festival seeks to honor the innovative, experimental, unusual, and deeply personal in creative film and video making.” And rather than a sack full of trendy schwag, filmmakers have the chance to go home with one of five $1,000 prizes. Speaking as a filmmaker, I'd much rather have the $1,000.

Do You Ride or Park Your Bicycle in Arlington? Take steps to prevent bicycle theft

From Arlington County Police Department:

ARLINGTON, VA. - The Arlington County Police Department is reminding residents that ride or store their bicycle in Arlington County to remain vigilant. 394 bicycles were reported stolen in 2010, and many of these larcenies may have been preventable. Most of the owners used chains with padlocks or cable locks as a means of locking their bikes. Neither chains nor cables provide sufficient protection. A properly secured U-lock is strongly recommended.

Do not make your bicycle an easy target, or a crime of opportunity. Do not leave your bike unlocked on the front porch, in a shed, or in an open garage.

Be prepared:

Arlington Family Inspires 5K Fundraiser for Pediatric Brain Cancer

The following was sent to us by Lisa Marie Czop of Brotman Winter Fried Communications:

Arlington, VA – In 2008, Arlington, VA native Alexis Agin was just a typical two-year-old girl; she loved all things pink and sparkly and always keeping her parents busy chasing after her. But after a routine trip to the doctor, Alexis was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a pediatric brain cancer where 95% of children do not live a year past diagnosis.  Alexis is still fighting more than two years later, unfortunately, her struggle continues to worsen and she is left without treatment options at this time.