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"The Wizard of Oz." Presented by Young People's Theatre, a children's troupe including many Alexandria residents. Shows are Oct. 16, 17, 23, and 24 at the Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre located at the intersection of Route 1 (Richmond Highway) and Furnace Road in Lorton. Advance tickets are $12 per person, including lunch or $8 for show only. Advance tickets must be purchased by Thursday the week of the show. Tickets at the door cost an additional $2 each. Doors open at noon, curtain is 1 p.m. For reservations or information call 703-717-0170 or e-mail Ticketstoo@yahoo.com. Reservations can also be made online at www.yptnva.com. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more.
Real Ponies Don't Go Oink, a show inspired by double takes and innuendoes, will run at the Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery Oct. 18-Nov. 21. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is located in Studio 18 of the Torpedo Factory Art Center at 105 N. Union St., Alexandria.
"The Importance of Being Earnest." Presented by The Aldersgate Church Community Theater Oct. 15-30 at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Road. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Performances Oct. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, and 30 at 8 p.m.; matinees Oct. 17, 24, and 31 at 3 p.m. For information on the production and to make telephone reservations please call 703-799-7061. Online ticket reservations may also be made at http://www.presaleticketing.com/.
-"One Good Marriage." U.S. premiere of an "existential drama" about a couple's first wedding anniversary, by Canadian playwright Sean Reycraft, directed by John Vreeke. Oct. 21-Nov. 21 at Metro Stage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. Performances Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.metrostage.org or call 703-548-9044.
Phyllis Furdell: MetroScapes. A collection of pastel paintings looking at the diversity of life on the Metrorail system, by a Northern Virginia artist, at the Target Gallery, Oct. 20-Nov. 28. The gallery, located at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, is open Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m. For more information, call 703-838-4565, ext. 4, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Irish Stone II" and "Pierre et Mer." Two single-artist shows, featuring watercolors by Margaret Alderson and stone carvings by Brigitte P. Davis. Both artists are based in Northern Virginia. Oct. 6-Nov. 1 at the Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Open to the public free of charge Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m. For more information, call 703-683-1780.
Babies and Movies Mondays. Weekly film showings catering exclusively to parents and their babies. Every Monday, at 1:30 p.m., at Old Town Theater, 815 1/2 King St., Alexandria. For more information, call 703-587-7507.
Metalsmith Terri Logan. See her latest designs at Arts Afire Glass Gallery, 102 N. Fayette St., through Oct. 31. Meet the artist receptions 5-8 p.m., Oct. 22; 4-8 p.m. Oct. 23; 1-5 p.m., Oct. 24. For more information, call 703-838-9785.
Parlez Vous Cafe. Parents and children are invited on the first and third Sundays of each month for croissants, beverages and story time in French. 11:30 a.m. snacks, 12 p.m. story time. Suggested donation: $10/family. Parlez Vous is located at 1610 King St.
Weekly dances. At Dance Studio Lioudmila, 18 Roth St. Every Friday, tea dance from 1-3:15 p.m. Singles and couples welcome, dance class and refreshments included. $8 per person, Every Saturday, dance class from 7:30-8:30 p.m., followd by a dance party from 8:30-11 p.m. Ballroom, swing and Latin dancing. $10 per person including class. For more information, call 703-751-8868 or visit www.dancelioudmila.com
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." By Dale Wasserman, based on the novel by Ken Kesey and directed by Bob Bartlett. Performed by Alexandria's Port City Playhouse Oct. 8, 9, 12, 15 and 16, at 8 p.m., at the Lee Center Stage, 1108 Jefferson St. in Old Town Alexandria. Tickets are $12 adults, $10 seniors and students, $9 for groups of 25 or more. For more information, call 703-838-2880
or visit www.portcityplayhouse.com.
"Myth and Mirage." The art of Avel De Knight is on exhibit at the Alexandria Black History Museum from Sept. 1 through Jan. 15, 2005. The works on paper include watercolors, studies of the figure and of landscapes, and art featuring the influence of De Knight's travels in France, Italy, Russia and North Africa. The museum is located at 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. For more information, call 703-838-4356 or visit www.alexblackhistory.org.
The Art in Nature Group. Works by seven artists will be exhibited at the headquarters of the American Horticultural Society at George Washington's River farm, 7931 E. Boulevard Drive, until Nov. 8. The Art in Nature Group is composed of artists who create artistic and scientific representations of plants. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit www.ahs.org or call 703-768-5700.
"Soft Views." Works by landscape watercolor artist Deborah Hoeper will be on display Oct. 7-Nov. 1 at Gallery West, 205 S. Union St. Gallery hours are Thursday-Monday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. A local artist, Hoeper has a studio at Passageways in Riverdale, Md. For more information, visit www.gallery-west.com.
Special Tours at Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey House. These historic homes, located at 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, both have special programs scheduled through the end of the year. Woodlawn’s fall and winter events will include Haunted History (Oct. 28-30) and the holiday Candlelight Tours (Dec. 12, 19, 26). Pope-Leighey offers special in-depth tour the first Sunday of every month and Tea and Tours (Sept. 18 and 19, Oct. 17 and 24, Nov. 14 and 21, and Dec. 5 and 12). To make your required reservations for any of these programs, please call 703-780-4000 ext. 27.
Color Codes Gallery Show. The Potomac Craftsman Fiber Gallery opens the "Color Codes" show at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Sept. 21- Oct. 17. The show is inspired by the world of colors as seen through a prism. Admission is free. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alexandria Art Nights are the second Thursday of the month with extended hours until 8 p.m. The Torpedo Factory Art Center is located at 105 N. Union St., Alexandria.