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Arlington Calendar May 7-13

Know of something missing from our community entertainment Calendar? Send it to The Arlington Connection, e-mail it to arlington@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is 2 p.m. the Thursday before publication. Call Rebecca Halik at 703-917-6407 with any questions. Photos are welcome.

Ongoing:

The Arlington Farmers’ Market takes place on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon year round. Located at the intersection of N. Courthouse Road and N. 14th Street. Visit www.arlingtonfarmersmarket.com for more on the market and vendors.

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 Marcey Road, presents “Unlocking the Secrets of Our Living Planet: A Guided Hike at Potomac Overlook” at 2 p.m. on alternating Saturdays and Sundays. $3/person and reservations can be made at Potomac@nvrpa.org or 703-528-5406.

The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia is holding the International Jewish Film Festival from April 29 through May 15 with screenings at three locations including the Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. The cost for most screenings is $7 before 6 p.m. and for seniors, all other screenings are $9.50. Prices vary for special programs and groups. For information, or to register for programs, 703-323-0880.

Tickets for Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival & Sunset Tour will go on sale April 15 via www.ticketmaster.com, 703-573-SEAT or Mount Vernon’s Orientation Center. $30/person. Sample a variety of wines while listening from a variety of historic interpreters. Visit www.mountvernon.org or 703-780-2000.

Thursday/May 8

Music Performance. Noon-1 p.m. at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Free. Visit www.fmmc.org or 703-228-7710.

Music Production. Teens can learn about the production of urban music at 4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Free. Register at 703-228-7783.

Movie Watch. 7:30 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Watch “Black Book.” $9.50/adult; $7/senior, child. Visit www.jccnv.org or 703-323-0880.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. $3/child. Children ages 18-35 months can learn about nature through stories, hikes and more. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Toddling Twos. 10:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library. Children ages 24-36 months can participate in songs, puppets and more. Free. 703-228-6330.

Twos & Threes Together. 11:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library. Children ages 24-48 months can listen to stories, songs and more. Free. 703-228-6330.

Happy Mother’s Day. 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Interact with your 3-5 year old through stories, songs and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Friday/May 9

Groundbreaking. 10 a.m. for Reed School/Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road. Free. 703-228-3152.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. $3/child. Children ages 18-35 months can learn about nature through stories, hikes and more. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Happy Mother’s Day. 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Interact with your 3-5 year old through stories, songs and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Pond Life Campfire. 7:15-8:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. All ages can enjoy campfire activities including stories, games and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Shabbat Under the Stars. 6:15 p.m. at Lubber Run Park, 300 N. Park Drive. Presented by Congregation Etz Hayim. Enjoy music and more. Free. 703-979-4466.

Music Performance. 1 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Hear music by the Opera Theater of Northern Virginia. Free. 703-228-4403.

Storytime with Don Bridges. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Free. For children ages 2-6. 703-241-8281.

Saturday/May 10

Walk for the Animals. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. at Bluemont Park, 329 N. Manchester St. Choose between a three mile walk or one-milk walk. Visit awla.kintera.org/walk2008 for more.

Way Cabaret. 7-9 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo parish center, 3304 Washington Blvd. Donations encouraged. See music, dancing, acting and more. E-mail leahyhome@aol.com or 703-525-3250.

Stop in For Stories. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. All ages can drop-in for stories, songs and crafts. Free. 703-228-5946.

Battle of the Boulevard. 9 a.m. at Clarendon Central Park. Enjoy either a 10k race or 2k course. $25 until May 1, $30 until May 9, and $35 on race day. For the 2K Walk the registration fee is $10 until May 9 and $15 on race day. A Downloadable registration form is available online at www.battleoftheboulevard.com. 703-248-6883.

Benefit Performance. Teatro de la Luna presents “Volvio Una Noche” (She Returned One Night” at 8 p.m. at Gunston Arts Center, Theatre Two, 2700 S. Lang St. Tickets are $40. Visit www.teatrodelaluna.org or 703-548-3092.

Movie Watch. 9:15 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Watch “Bad Faith.” $9.50/adult; $7/senior, child. Visit www.jccnv.org or 703-323-0880.

Arts & Crafts Market. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Welburn Square. Browse through jewelry, yarn, photography, art, glass and more. Free. Visit www.ballstonarts-craftsmarket.blogspot.com or 703-528-3527.

Yard Sale. 9 a.m. at Maywood Community, 1601 Wilson Blvd. Maps listing all homes will be distributed. Free. 202-663-9352.

Mother’s Day Fund Raiser. 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble Market Common, 2800 Clarendon Blvd. Participate in the bookfair and support The Reading Connection and Doorways for Women and Families. 703-522-8858 ext. 13.

Yard Sale. 10 a.m. at Ashton Heights, 3211 N. 1st St. Free. Maps available. 703-524-8122.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. $3/child. Children ages 18-35 months can learn about nature through stories, hikes and more. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Tree Giveaway. Request a tree two weeks in advance and get your tree delivered on Neigborhood Day. Free. 703-892-1350.

Happy Mother’s Day. 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Interact with your 3-5 year old through stories, songs and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Wine Wanderings. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Meet at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults 21 and up can travel to Virginia wine country. Bring lunch. 435/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Tween and Teen Screens. 2 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch a movie with your friends. Free. 703-228-6545 for movie title.

Hearts for Mother’s Day. 2 p.m. at the basketball court on S. Kenmore St. Children can design Mother’s Day cards. Presented by the Arlington Foster Care/Adoption Program. Free. 703-486-0058.

Tour of Rosslyn. 3 p.m. at the Metro. Visit Dark Star Park, Journalists’ Memorial and more. Free. 703-664-0841.

Wild Ones: Birds in Your Backyard. 4-5:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 6-9 can learn about birds and go on a hike. $2/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Astronomy Day. 6-10 p.m. at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults and families with children ages 10 and up can learn about astronomy from a variety of enthusiasts and experts. $10/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Pond Life Campfire. 7:15-8:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. All ages can enjoy campfire activities including stories, games and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Arlington Reads. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children in grades K-12 can learn how to bind their own books. Free. Call 703-228-5946 for times.

Spring Fair. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1601 Wilson Blvd. Featuring moon bounces, games, crafts, bake sale, auctions and more. $.50/ticket. 703-717-9009.

Ballet Performance. 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road. See “Coppelia & Etudes.” $10/advance; $13/door; $8/senior and children. Visit cuppettpac.com or 703-938-9019.

Neighborhood Day. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 24th Road, Kenmore Street and Shirlington Road. Enjoy a variety of games and events. Free. 703-486-0058.

Bike Rodeo. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Nottingham Elementary School, 5900 Little Falls Road. Includes courses, safety checks, fingerprinting and more. 703-533-1188 ext. 107.

Story Hour. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Free. For children ages 2-6. 703-241-8281.

We Love Moms! 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Free. Celebrate Mother’s Day with stories “Mama’s Little Duckling” by Marjorie Blain and “Mommy Do You Love Me?” by Jeanne Willis. For children ages 2-6. 703-241-8281.

Sunday/May 11

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at The Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 3901 Cathedral Lane. Free. Hear music by the Westminster Concert Bell Choir. Visit stmchathedralconcerts.org or 703-524-2815.

Movie Watch. 2:30 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Watch “Orthodox Stance.” $9.50/adult; $7/senior, child. Visit www.jccnv.org or 703-323-0880.

Happy Mother’s Day. 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Interact with your 3-5 year old through stories, songs and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Monday/May 12

Music Production. Teens can learn about the production of urban music at 4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Free. Register at 703-228-7783.

One on One with John Kander. John Kander sits down with an audience at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. $50/person. Limited seating. Visit www.signature-theatre.org or 703-820-9771.

Arlington Reads. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch the movie “The Joy Luck Club.” Free. 703-228-6321.

Tuesday/May 13

The Visit. Watch this performance by Chita Rivera at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. Visit www.signature-theatre.org or 703-820-9771 for time and price.

Book Discussion. 1:30 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center. Discuss “Brother I’m Dying” by Edwidge Danticat. Free. 703-228-7762.

Asian Pacific Heritage Movie Screening. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch a series of films celebration Asian Pacific Americans. Free. 703-228-6545 for complete list of movies.

Wednesday/May 14

Dance Performance. Jane Franklin Dance performs at 7 p.m. at Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th St., Washington, D.C. Free. Visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-933-1111.

Story Hour. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Free. For children ages 2-6. 703-241-8281.

Things That Go. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. “ Hush Little Digger” by Ellen Olson-Brown and “Red Truck” by Kersten Hamilton. Free. For children ages 2-6. 703-241-8281.

Thursday/May 15

Music Production. Teens can learn about the production of urban music at 4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Free. Register at 703-228-7783.

Knitting Jam. 6-9 p.m. at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Join Laure Drogoul for an interactive sound sculpture and knitting circle. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org or 703-228-7710.

Arts al Fresco. Opens with a concert at 1401 Wilson Blvd from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. 703-228-1850.

Toddling Twos. 10:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library. Children ages 24-36 months can participate in songs, puppets and more. Free. 703-228-6330.

Twos & Threes Together. 11:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library. Children ages 24-48 months can listen to stories, songs and more. Free. 703-228-6330.

Friday/May 16

Dance Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Theatre. Arlington’s Center Dance Company collaborates with Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Co. $17-$20/adult; $12-$15/youth, senior. Visit www.arldance.org or 703-522-2414.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane. Hear music by The Chamber Choir of West Liberty State University. Free. Visit www.standrewsnet.org or 703-522-1600.

Saturday/May 17

History Tour. Walk 1-12 miles (1-8 hours) visiting parks and historic sites in Clarendon, Ballston, Glencarlyn and surrounding areas. Meet at 9 a.m. at Clarendon Metro Station. Bring lunch, water and wear comfortable shoes. $2/person. 703-243-0179.

Dance Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Theatre. Arlington’s Center Dance Company collaborates with Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Co. $17-$20/adult; $12-$15/youth, senior. Visit www.arldance.org or 703-522-2414.

Performance. Hear music by the Metropolitan Chorus at 8 p.m. at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Road. $17/adult; $15/youth and senior. Visit www.metchorus.org or 703-933-2500.

Car Wash. The Yorktown High School Band and Guard Car Wash will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Shell Station, 5630 Lee Highway at Kensington. Donations.

Flea Market. Grand opening of the flea market at Nauck Town Square at the intersection of 24th Road, Kenmore Street and Shirlington Road. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 703-486-0058.

Story Hour. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Free. For children ages 2-6. 703-241-8281.

Story Hour with Jackie Urbanovic. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. She will introduce her new book “Duck Soup. Free. For children ages 3-7. 703-241-8281.

Sunday/May 18

Dance Performance. 2 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Theatre. Arlington’s Center Dance Company collaborates with Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Co. $17-$20/adult; $12-$15/youth, senior. Visit www.arldance.org or 703-522-2414.

Handbell Concert. 6:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. Hear music by three handbell choirs and other musicians. Free. Dessert reception will be provided.

Taste of Arlington. Noon-7:30 p.m. next to the Ballston Mall on Wilson Boulevard. Discount tickets available at www.TasteofArlington.com. Features food, music, activities and more.

Monday/May 19

Music Production. Teens can learn about the production of urban music at 4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Free. Register at 703-228-7783.

Tuesday/May 20

Music Performance. The Encore Chorales will perform a spring concert at 7 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Free. Visit encorecreativity.org or 301-261-5747.

Wednesday/May 21

Poesis. 7-9 p.m. at Pentagon City Borders, 1201 S. Hayes St. Features Barbara DeCesare, Brian Gilmore an Verneice Turner with music by Shep Williams. Free. 703-418-0166.

Music Performance. The Yorktown High School Jazz Ensemble will perform at 6 p.m. outside the YHS Auditorium for the 4th Annual “Jazz on the Lawn.” Performances by the Jazz Ensemble and Jazz/Pop Vocals will kick off the “Yorktown Arts Festival,” which runs from May 21 to June 15. Bring your picnic dinners. Free.

Story Hour. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Free. For children ages 2-6. 703-241-8281.

Musical Adventure with Groovy Mr. Nate. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Sing along and play rhythm. Free. For children ages 6 months to 9 years. 703-241-8281.

Thursday/May 22

Music Performance. Levine School of Music New Horizons Band performs at 7 p.m. at Arlington Citadel of the Salvation Army, 518 S. Glebe Road. Free. Visit www.levineschool.org or 703-237-5655.

Music Production. Teens can learn about the production of urban music at 4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Free. Register at 703-228-7783.