A new art space in the old Newseum building in Rosslyn, Artisphere officially opens 10-10-10 with two days of free open houses. The facility includes three galleries,three theatres, a 3000 sq. ft. ballroom, and an outdoor terrace. The site will be used to showcase “thought-provoking, weird and wonderful arts activities” including “Skateboarding Side Effects”, weekly Salsa Tuesdays in the ballroom featuring regional and national bands, the Washington Shakespeare Company, comedy shows, a banjo and fiddle festival and the Aurora Opera currently presenting “The Secret Marriage”.
The Iota Club and Cafe in Clarendon offers live music every night. Admission to the club is on a first come first serve basis and cover charges generally range from $10-20. Open Mic Night is held every Wednesday from 8:00PM to 12:30AM and there is no admission charge. There is also no charge for the cafe where dinner is served from 5-11 Sunday-Thursday and 5-12 Friday and Saturday.
The 20th annual Rosslyn Jazz Festival will be held at Gateway Park on September 11th. 2010. This years lineup includes Afro Bop Alliance performing Latin Jazz at 1:00, Jason Moran & the Bandwagon performing at 2:30, Indie-rock and jazz fusion band The Bad Plus at 4:05 and Teirney Sutton Band at 5:45.