Wednesday, October 10, 2012

performance art, fashion, and proper flag disposal

The SUPERNOVA performance art festival will explode in Rosslyn this coming June.  Related arts happenings will be happening much sooner.  Next week, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, look for poets, comedians, actors, and you performing in Rosslyn's Crandall Mackey Park.  On Wednesday, Oct. 17, dancers will be popping up in Crandall Mackey Park and elsewhere.  And on Thursday, Oct. 18, four writers will be stationed in the Central Space plaza across from the Rosslyn metro.  The writers will accept requests to write a "love letter, poem, letter to your boss, or anything you want."  The Ode Street Tribune's journalist plans to ask each writer to write a week's worth of stories for the Tribune.  That adds up to a well-deserved month's vacation for the Tribune's dedicated and hard-working journalist.

Drawing upon Rosslyn's increasingly fashionable reputation, NOVA Fashion Week is at Artisphere this Thursday through Saturday.  Thursday's night fashion show will be presented by Thierry Couture.  Friday night is Matthew Donovan & Periwinkle, and Saturday night is Studio D’Maxsi.  Ticket prices start at $25.  That's cheap relative to the price of high fashion.

In patriotic Rosslyn, even more important than you looking good is having your American flag look good.  The American flag doesn't change with fashion. But, like all of us, flags get old.   Boy Scout Troop 505, based out of Mount Olive Baptist Church, will be collecting unserviceable American flags at Arlington's E-Care household material disposal and recycling event this Saturday, October 13th from 8:30am to noon at the Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd. Together with American Legion Post 139, Troop 505 will respectfully retire and dispose of all collected flags with a formal and proper ceremony in late October.

Rosslyn is about living with flair.  Just walk around Rosslyn, keep your eyes open and your imagination fertile, and you will experience it. 

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