#247 – Go See The Nutcracker

Synetic Family Theatre in Crystal City will be showing their version of this holiday classic using grand costume masks and puppetry from 12/11 to January 16th.

Arlington’s ABBIE Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2010 ABBIE awards for Arlington’s Best Businesses was announced at the County Board meeting today.  Congratulations to the winners.

Arlington’s Best Boutique
Arlington’s Best Brunch
Arlington’s Best Community-Based Nonprofit
Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)
Arlington’s Best Customer Service
Arlington’s Best Dessert
Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe
Arlington’s Best Late Night Spot
Bob and Edith’s Diner
Arlington’s Best Performing Arts Organization
Signature Theatre
Arlington’s Best Place to Care for Your Pet
Ballston Animal Hospital
Arlington’s Best Place to Dance the Night Away
Clarendon Ballroom
Arlington’s Best Place to Learn Something New
Arlington Public Library
Arlington’s Best Happy Hour
The Liberty Tavern
Arlington’s Best Neighborhood Bar
Whitlow’s on Wilson Bar and Grill
Arlington’s Best “Bargain” Restaurant
Lost Dog Café
Arlington’s Best Family Friendly Restaurant
Lost Dog Café
Arlington’s Best New Business
Northside Social

#183 – Check out Artisphere

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”.