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<lst>MetroStage presents the musical "The All Night Strut!," by Fran Charnas, a celebration of music from the '30s and '40s. Directed by Thomas W. Jones II. Through March 27, Wed.-Sat at 8 p.m. and Sun at 2 & 7 p.m. Tickets $32-38. Reservations: 800-494-8497/703-548-9044. 1201 North Royal St. Fully accessible, free parking, and dining.

IThe Northern Viriginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA) and the Alexandria Ballet will present “The Easter Bunny’s Apprentice,” a ballet designed for children and families. Performances will be weekends March 12-26 at noon, 1:30, 3, and 4:30 p.m. NVFAA member prices are $9 for children, $11 for adults; non-member prices are $10 for children, $15 for adults. Visit www.nvfaa.org or call 703-548-0035.

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<lst>The exhibition, "The Journey Begins: Visions of a Young Artist," will run from now-April 2 at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. 6-8 p.m. The exhibit features the selected works of Warren L. Harris with a variety of still life images, sculptures, portraits and scenes of Alexandria.

Alexandria Silver Exhibit. "An Alexandria Legacy: The Howard W. Smith Jr., Silver Collection," featuring silver made in Alexandria between 1790 and 1850. In the Lyceum's Coldsmith Gallery, through March 27. call 703-838-4994.

The Von Brahler Gallery, located at 1437 Powhatan St., will be hosting open studio shows during 2005 on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Shows will be on March 19 and 20; April 16 and 17; May 21 and 22; June 18 and 19; July 16 and 17; Aug. 20 and 21; Sept. 17 and 18; Oct. 15 and 16; Nov. 19 and 20; and Dec. 17 and 18.

Q&A Quilt Art, a local fiber artists group, will exhibit its work at Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Road. The artwork ranges from abstract to representational, intensely personal to universally themed, whimsical to deadly serious. Call 703-642-5173 or visit www.co.fairfax.va.us/parks/gsgp/.

Connie Slack will have a solo exhibition of her paintings, "Drawings From the Well," at the Art League Gallery, located in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., from March 10-April 4. Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; and on the second Thursday of the month, 6-9 p.m.

Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery announces the exhibition "A Stitch In Time" on display from March 8-April 3. This show will feature handwork of all types such as embroidery, appliqué, and many other examples of needlework. Free. The gallery is located in Studio 18 of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Alexandria Art Nights are the second Thursday of the month with extended hours until 8 p.m. Visit www.Potomaccraftsmenfibergallery.com .

Rachel M. Schlesinger Center's Fisher Art Gallery, NVCC Alexandria campus, 3001 North Beauregard St., is hosting the exhibition, "Photography by Prescott Moore Lassman," March 14-April 29. Lassman is a successful attorney, practicing food and drug law in Washington D.C. but picked up photography again about three years ago. Since then he has exhibited his photographs locally and nationally, winning numerous awards.

42nd Annual Needlework Exhibition at the Woodlawn at Mount Vernon, at the intersection of U.S. Route 1 and VA Route 235 South. March 1-31. Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily including weekends. Cost: $9 for adults, $4.50 for students through 12th grade, children under 5 are free. For information, visit www.woodlawn1805.org.

"Art by the yard" exhibition at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. A collaborative show of art produced by the yard presented by Del Ray Artisans and Springwater Fiber Workshop. The exhibition runs March 4-20. Gallery hours: Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays 12-4 p.m. Call 703-838-4827 or visit www.delrayartisans.org.

Gallery West, the member-operated fine art gallery at 205 South Union Street, will host its all-member show in the Front Gallery from March 3 - April 4. Regular gallery hours are Thursday-Monday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., except Second Thursdays when the gallery stays open until 9 p.m. Visit www.gallery-west.com.

Spring Arts & Crafts Show, sponsored by the Alexandria Volunteer Bureau. May 14-15. Call 703-836-2176.

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<lst>The Alexandria Singers are looking for sopranos, tenors, and basses to perform Broadway to Beatles; Jazz to Gershwin; and Top 40 to Torch Songs. Open auditions will be held on Tuesday evenings. Visit www.AlexandriaSingers.com or call 703-941-7464.

Nova Community Chorus is seeking singers for its Spring 2005 season. Registration for this one-credit class at Northern Virginia Community College is required. The semester's rehearsals have started for April performances with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic of Mozart's Coronation Mass, and five choral selections from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. No audition required. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings at the NVCC Alexandria campus. Email nvwhitm@nv.cc.va.us or call 703-845-6097.

The Lunch Bunch Concerts will be held Monday-Friday, May 2-27 and July 12-Aug. 12 on the Market Square, 301 King St. 12:15 p.m. Musical performances by Alexandria and visiting school groups. Call the Special Events Office at 703-838-4844 or the Events Hotline at 703-883-4686.

Music at Twilight Concerts will be held Thursdays July 14-Aug. 11 at the Fort Ward Park Amphitheater, 4301 W. Braddock Road. 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Free. Musical performances by area artists. Call the Special Events Office at 703-838-4844 or the Events Hotline at 703-883-4686.

Waterfront Park Concerts in the Waterfront Park, 1A Prince St. 7 p.m., Mondays, July 11-25. Free. Call the Special Events Office at 703-838-4844 or the Events Hotline at 703-883-4686.

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<lst>The Radio and Television Museum of Bowie, Md. will host a display, "She’s My Transistor Sister," at the Martha Washington Library during the month of March. Featured are vintage transistor radios from the '50s through today’s high-end personal portables. The library is located at 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Call 703-768-6700.

Carlyle House, 121 North Fairfax St., is featuring the exhibit, "George Washington Remembers: Reflections on the French and Indian War," March 22-April 17. The exhibit includes George Washington's eleven-page letter about his exploits on the Western frontier, General Braddock's sword, and John Carlyle's 1755 letter to his brother describing the use of his home as Braddock's headquarters.

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.

Free Legal Services are being offered by the Sacramento Neighborhood Center (SNC), the Fairfax Bar Pro Bono Program and the lawyers of Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice. The companies have teamed to offer free legal advice and referral information to low-income residents of southeastern Fairfax county. Attorneys are available at SNC, 8972 E. Sacramento Drive, on the third Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Appointments required. Service is free and confidential. Call 703-619-2964.

The 2005 Miss Virginia American Coed Scholarship State Pageant is looking for contestants for the Aug. 11-14 pageant in Richmond. This is an "All Natural" scholarship pageant for girls ages 3-22. The emphasis is on the academic and volunteerism. Makeup is not allowed on contestants under the age of 13. For an application e-mail contact@msvaamericancoed.com or call 804-305-4239, or visit www.msvaamericancoed.com.

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.

Classes for Scottish Country Dancers are held at 8 p.m., every Wednesday, at the Durant Center, 1605 Cameron

St. The first two classes are free for beginners. Call 703 528-8466 or 703-379-5779. Classes are sponsored by the Northern Virginia Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, a non-profit association dedicated to the promotion of Scottish Country Dancing.

Weekly Sails on Potomac Open to All. The Sailing Club of Washington also hosts weekly social sails at Washington Sailing Marina from mid April-mid October, each Thursday evening, 6:30 p.m.-dusk, open to the public. Free sail boat rides and often a light dinner. Visit www.scow.org or call Commodore Steve at 703-684-5266.