Held in conjunction with the installation of Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds, the party will culminate in a Warhol look-alike contest, but also feature performances by genre-busting costumed musical spectacle MarchFourth Marching Band, electro/disco/funk duo Javelin, punk/hip-hop group Ingleside Collective, tunes spun by DJs Baby Alcatraz and Ian Svenonius, and comedy by Andrew Bucket, plus creative pop-art play stations, including a pop art photo booth — and all topped by the Artisphere Dome lit up for the occasion. And yes, you can play throughout the Warhol inflatables all night long too.
It’s actually just part of a weekend-long celebration of the venue’s third birthday, which kicked off last night with Dance Exchange performing a commissioned dance work amongst the Silver Clouds. Tomorrow, Oct. 13, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Artisphere offers the “Free Pop Art Family Day” with the Albus Cavus art collective, magician David London and a party led by Baby Loves Disco.
Silver Clouds ends next Sunday, Oct. 20, when Artisphere will offer a Pay-What-You-Can screening at 2 p.m. of Julian Schnabel’s 1996 documentary Basquiat, starring Jeffrey Wright as the late youthful artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and David Bowie as the man who was discovered him: Andy Warhol.
Night of 1,000 Andys is Saturday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m., throughout Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Tickets are $18, or $25 for Lounge Level with private bar. Call 703-875-1100 or visit artisphere.com.