Arts & Entertainment

Northern Virginia Art Beat

Riders in the Sky: Christmas the Cowboy

Just when you thought Christmas was the same deal year after year, they go and revive the old cowboy genre… “Riders in the Sky: Christmas the Cowboy Way” Saturday, Dec. 16, at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Alden Theatre in the McLean Community Center. “For all ages. Multi-Grammy Award winning Riders in the Sky present a concert that blends together a festive mix of western music classics, traditional Christmas music and Riders’ yuletide carols in a holiday spectacular…”


Tickets are $27 for adults, and $20 for students. McLean residents get a $5 discount. To purchase tickets, stop by the Alden Theatre Box Office, or contact TicketMaster at 703-573-SEAT, or www.ticketmaster.com.  The Robert Ames Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean. For more information call (703) 790-0123.

 

Vietnamese Artist Dinh Cuong

Through December 18, at the Lac Viet Gallery, 5179 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA . Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Dinh Cuong has extensive exhibition experience in both Vietnam, and here in the U.S. He currently lives in Burke, VA after having emigrated from Vietnam in 1989 at the age of 50. For more information call (703) 532-4350, or see www.lacvietgallery.com.

 

Jennifer Lee Carroll’s Watercolor & Ink Paintings   

On display at Stacy’s Coffee in Falls Church, through December 31. Stacy’s Coffee Parlor, 709 West Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046. Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday & Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (703) 538-6266.

 

‘Obsession’ by Amy Lin at District of Columbia Art Center   

December 15 through January 14. Opening reception Friday December 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. Anyone needing advice on art marketing could do much worse than taking advice from Amy Lin. Last seen with concurrent solo shows at Northern VA Community College, and Duke University. Is currently showing at DCAC in the heart of Adams Morgan.

The depth and intensity of the PR campaign for this show is quite admirable. She’s got her game face on, and is ready to play hard ball. Nice to see. She keeps this up, she may dethrone the perennial king of PR on the DC art scene, Matt Sesow.

The art? Ah, the art…. She’s still overwhelming people with an abundant procession of swirling, flowing hand drawn dots. “Obsession” sums up the work about as well as anyone could. The show blurb quotes Amy Lin as having drawn over 95,000 dots in the past two years, and exhibiting some 12,000 of them in this show. We’ll take her word for it.

DCAC is at 2438 18th St. NW, Washington, D.C. Gallery Hours are Wednesday through Sunday 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call (202) 462-7833, or see www.dcartscenter.org.

 

Vpstart Crow’s Production of ‘A Christmas Carol’  

Runs through Dec.17. Show times are Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m., Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $15 for seniors and students. Advance ticket sales are through www.tickets.com, or call (800) 955-5566. Performances held at The Cramer Center, 9008 Center St, in Old Town Manassas, Va.

 

‘A Christmas Carol’ Performed by Providence Players

From December 15 through the 23. James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Rd, Falls Church. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $10 for seniors and children. Performances are Friday through Sunday this week (Dec. 15-17), and Thursday through Saturday next week (Dec. 21-23). Show times are 7:30 p.m. every night, with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sundays. For tickets, or further information, call (703) 425-6782, or see www.providenceplayers.org.

 

The Northern Virginia Art Beat is compiled by Kevin Mellema. To e-mail submissions, send them to [email protected].