Great music, Great art, Great prizes – for free!
1101 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
Thursday, May 12

Entertainment by:
Fatback DJ
DJ Dimitris George
Station 1201
Painted Face

RSVP on the City Paper’s Facebook event page.

Celebrate City Paper’s 2011 Music Issue and enjoy great happy hour food and drink specials at the new restaurant, Here, as well as Artisphere’s current ongoing exhibitions. While you’re there, enter to win our Summer Music Passes with tickets to the best summer concerts and festivals all over the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area.

Enter online now to win our MD/DC Summer Concert Pass and our VA/DC Summer Concert Pass!

What’s on exhibit at Artisphere during the City Paper Music Guide Party?

Projected Theatre: Exploring the World of Shadow Puppetry
Tue Apr 26–Sun May 22 / Works-in-Progress Gallery
Explore the edge of Shadow puppetry and the creative “rough cut” process. This exhibition by Nana Projects—a company of artists, musicians, technicians, lanterneers and visual alchemists based in Baltimore—invents through puppetry and light, creating innovative artworks and “cultural performances” including Paper Lantern Parades and Overhead Projector Shadow Puppetry Magic Lantern Shows that bring people together to celebrate their collective creativity.

New Media: Barcode Orchestra
On exhibit through Summer 2011 / Dome Theatre Entrance
What does a bottle of shampoo sound like? Can the song from a box of detergent get stuck in your head? Barcode Orchestra uses the classification system of the consumer-driven world—the series of lines found on everyday products known as barcodes— to create music. Numbers of the barcodes are translated into notes on a staff, a process that imbues each product with musical potential. Using the scanners provided, find out what consumer products sound like.

New Media: SKETCH3D
May 10-Summer 2011 / Upper Town Hall
SKETCH3D is a giant 3D interactive Etch-A-Sketch style experience that was recently featured in NYC’s Gizmodo Gallery. SKETCH3D uses cameras to simulate human eyes and creates the illusion of 3D images making your drawings seem to literally pop off the screen. Use our 3D glasses and start creating!

On Exhibit: Peep Show
May 7- 31 / Throughout Artisphere
Highlights from the 5th Annual Washington Post Peeps Diorama Contest are coming again to Artisphere from Saturday, May 7 through Tuesday, May 31. Visitors will see the First Place Winner—“Chilean CoPeepapo Mine Rescue” and finalists such as Lady Gaga’s Grammy-Awards entrance.

Film: Scopitones
On exhibit May 4-31 / Town Hall Video Wall
Scopitones, also known as “film jukeboxes” were invented in France and constructed from surplus World War II airplane parts in the 1960s. The short films that played on them are the precursor to today’s music videos. Enjoy the videos of singing “idols, crooners and starlets” that will play in rotation on the Town Hall video wall from May 4-31.

Film: Burn to Shine: Washington, DC
Through May 15/ Bijou Theatre
Please note: For the evening of May 12, Burn to Shine: Washington, DC will be on view in the Dome Theatre and Burn to Shine: Chicago will play in the Bijou Theatre. Burn to Shine is an ongoing series of films that are a collaboration between curator Bob Weston, filmmaker Christoph Green and ex-Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty. The filmmakers select a house that is set to be demolished in a certain city and ask a member of a local band to curate the event. In one day they shoot all of the selected bands giving each band an hour to set up and perform with no overdubs or corrections. They document the house’s history and subsequent demolition, creating bookends for the performances.

On Exhibit: Carrier: Alberto Gaitán With Elliot Williams
Tue May 3 – Sat Jun 18 / Free / Mezz Gallery
Alberto Gaitán’s site specific interactive sound installation turns Artisphere’s Mezz Gallery wall into a 100-foot-long stringed instrument to be played by a robotic scrubber. The installation will be semi-interactive with passers-by.

Artisphere is two blocks from Rosslyn Metro (blue/orange) and Circulator bus. Free parking with validation on evenings (after 5pm) and weekends. Use the N. Kent Street garage entrance; validate at Artisphere’s Front Desk.

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