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<cal2>"One Red Flower," a musical look at wartime Vietnam through the eyes of the men who fought and died there. Showing: Aug. 17 - Oct. 3, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Signature Theatre, 3806 S. For Mile Run Drive, Arlington. Tickets are $30 - $49 and are available through Tickets.com at (800) 955-5566 or (703) 218-6500, the Signature Theater Box Office (703) 820-9771 or online at http://www.signature-theatre.org.
"The Time of Your Life." This 1939 play by William Saroyan will open the 10th season of the American Century Theater in a production directed by Terry Kester. The production will run from Sept. 9 through Oct. 9. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with 2:30 matinees on Sept. 19 and Oct. 2, 3 and 9. All performances are at Theater II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang Street, Arlington. Tickets are $18-$26, and children under 18 are free when accompanied by a paying adult. For tickets, information or group sales, call 703-553-8782 or visit www.americancentury.org .
Obey, a new show from Improv Nation, will run at 8 p.m., Sundays through Oct. 17, at Whitlow's on Wilson, 2854 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Tickets $5. Showtime is 8 p.m.; no reservation required. In Obey, the audience commands the entire performance by yelling out suggestions. Improv Nation is one of three ensembles within Washington Improv Theater (WIT).
"Host and Guest." The Synetic Theater production returns from a New York run to play at the Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington, from Sept. 3- Oct. 16. The play will be staged Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. It is a play by Roland Reed based on an epic poem from the Republic of Georgia, about friendship and the devastating effects of religious prejudice. Tickets are $29-$39, $15 for students, and $24-$34 for seniors. Call 703-824-8060.
"The Tale of the Fisherman and the Golden Fish." Classika Synetic Theater's first production in its family series will run Sept. 18-Oct. 30 at Classika Theatre, 4041 S. 28th St., Arlington. Performances Saturdays and Sundays at noon. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. The play is based on a poem by Aleksander Pushkin about an old fisherman, his wife and a miraculous golden fish. For more information, call 703-824-6200 or visit www.classika.org.
"Guys and Dolls." Performed by the Arlington Players. Weekends from Sept. 17-Oct. 2, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees on Sept. 19 and 26 at 2:30 p.m. Prices for tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and children under 18. Reservations can be made on-line at www.thearlingtonplayers.org or by calling 703-549-1063.
"La Bella Durmiente." Arlington-based Teatro de Luna and the Instituto De Mexico presents "La Bella Durmiente" (Sleeping Beauty) on Saturdays Oct. 2 and 9 at 11:30 a.m. Tickets cost $7, children 12 and under are free. The Instituto De Mexico is located at 2829 16th St. N.W. in Washington, D.C.
Walking Group. The "Orange Line Walkers" meet each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through Nov. 11. Groups meet Tuesdays at Rosslyn Metro, Wednesdays at Clarendon and Clarendon on Thursdays, all at noon. Cost: $20 for up to 24 walks. For more information, visit http://www.walkarlington.com/go/orangeline.html or call Tricia Collins at 703-228-1826.
Miniature Golf and Batting Cage. The deluxe miniature golf course and the batting cage at the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority's Upton Hill Regional Park, 6060 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, are open for play from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays; from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through September and October.
Fees are $5.50 per round for an adult, age 13 or older; $4.50 per senior 60 or older and per junior, age 12 or younger; and $2 per replay round. Mini-golf birthday party packages also are available. The batting cage is $1 per 16 balls. Equipment is provided for both activities. For more information about the park, miniature golf, the batting cage, call 703-534-3437.
Art at the Library. The following art is on exhibit at Arlington Libraries through September: at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, Ann Marie Ferramosca's pop-art paintings and Steven L. Miller's black-and-white photographs are being shown. At Aurora Hills, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington, view scientific illustrations by Carolina Nadel. Exhibits are free and open to the public.
Book Drive. Safeway stores throughout Northern Virginia will hold an in store book drive to support the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia through Sept. 30. All 35 of the areas stores will collect new and gently used books to be sold at a book sale. Proceeds will benefit LCNV's adult literacy programs.
Flea market. Co-sponsored by the Merrifield Lions Club and the Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge, every Sunday through November. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. Vendor spaces $12.50. For more information, call 703-517-7243 or visit www.erols.com/markarm.
Pottery for the Table. Greyhouse Potters, 5509 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, have created a new show featuring casseroles, platters, teapots and other dishes. On display Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 703-722-7738 for more information.
Ballston Art Market. Arts and crafts for sale on the first Saturday of every month April through October in Welburn Square, near the Ballston Metro from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The next market will be held on Aug. 7. Please call 702-228-0560 for information on exhibiting; some slots for this fall are still open.
Historic Ball-Sellers House. Arlington’s oldest dwelling is open for the season from 1-4 p.m. The house will be open from 1-4 p.m., on Saturdays until Oct. 30. Admission is free. Call 703-671-0659.
Community Garage Sale. The Arlington Civitan Club sponsors Community Garage Sales the first Saturday of the month through November, at the parking garage over I-66 (N. Quincy St., next to Washington Lee High School.) Spaces are available for $20 (one car parking space) on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call David or Christine at 703-536-8686 or Jack at 703-237-4706.
Farmers Market. Join lovers of fresh, local grown food at the Arlington Farmers’ Market each Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon, at the intersection of N. 14th St., and N. Courthouse Rd.
Saturday Morning Stock Talks. 11 a.m. in the auditorium at Central Library on 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-1850.
"Art at the Heights." Exhibition of works by local painters. 4502 Old Lee Highway. Every Saturday (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Sunday (noon-3 p.m.). Showings sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance, a nonprofit organization in support of art and artists in Arlington.
Master Gardeners' Plant Clinic. Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. 7 p.m. Gardening and plant-care advice and identification every Thursday. Call 703-228-6400.
Antiques and Collectibles Market. Year-round Saturday event. 2900 Wilson Blvd. About 50 vendors. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free parking available at 3033 Wilson Blvd.
Stop in for Stories. For children ages 2-4 at 11 a.m. Thursdays. 735 S. 18th St. in Aurora Hills. Call 703-228-5715. For ages 3-6 at 10 a.m. Fridays. The Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-5990. No registration required.
Billiards. Three senior centers in Arlington.
All day Monday-Friday. Free. Newcomers welcome. Call Carver at 703-228-5700, Culpepper Garden at 703-228-4403, or Thomas Jefferson at 703-228-5290.
CyberCenter Classes. Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-6346 to reserve a time. Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Call 703-228-6330 to reserve a time.
Senior Travel. The county's Office of Senior Adult Programs (OSAP) offers a variety of travel opportunities and day excursions throughout the year. Trips range in price from $8-$80 and include theaters, museums, sports, outlet shopping, casinos and historic sites. Overnight trips are planned several times a year. Seniors need to join OSAP to access the travel program at an annual cost of $10. Call Mimi Fitzgerald at 703-228-4749.