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Arlington Calendar Nov. 12-18

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.

Art Listing:

The Arlington Artists Alliance “Fall Colors Art Show” will be at the Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane through Dec. 1. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.com for more.

See the Arlington Arts Center Performance Series from Oct. 10 through Nov. 29 at 3550 Wilson Blvd. The series will feature performance art pieces by Virginia Warwick, Judy Stone, and Sarada Conaway. All three will perform together only on Oct. 30, from 7 – 9 p.m.

See "Places Near and Far" by Jane McElvany Coonce, a life long Arlington resident and artist through November at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-524-7049.

See “New Images in Fiber” at the Marymount University Barry Art Gallery, 2807 N. Glebe Road, from Nov. 7 through Dec. 9. The exhibit will showcase the work of eleven local artists who have spun unique approaches to fiber art.

See the Fall Solos 2008 through Nov. 29 at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Art by Katie Creyts, Lily Cox-Richard and more. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or 703-248-6800.

See art by Margaret Fisher and Frank Barsalou,”Collaboration and Interpretation,” through Dec. 21 at Schlesinger Center Fisher Art Gallery. Free.

Arlington artist Barbara Weber will have work on display during the Holiday Open House at Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan, from Dec. 2 through Jan. 5. Visit www.theartistsundertaking.com or 703-494-0584.

Ongoing:

Bear Rock Café, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., will sponsor a series of six evening dining opportunities to benefit the band program at Yorktown High School. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from each dinner ticket on Friday evenings starting Oct. 24 through Nov. 28. For the band to receive credit, patrons are asked to mention their support of the YHS band program when placing their order.

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.

The Columbia Pike Farmers Market is located in Pike Park, corner of S. Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike. Open Sundays through November from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Women can learn how to sing with lessons in a group from 7-8 p.m. on Nov. 19, Nov. 24, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10. Free. Held at The Hermitage, 5000 Fairbanks Ave., Alexandria. 703-764-3896 to RSVP.

Arlington’s David M. Brown Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St. presents “Tis the Season” from Friday, Nov. 21 through Saturday, Dec. 21. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. $3/adult; $2/senior and child. 703-228-6070.

Wednesday/Nov. 12

Art Class. 10 a.m.-noon. 3D illusions in drawing. For seniors 62+ at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Call 703.248.6800 to register. Free.

Beach Week. 7-9 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-525-1555.

Gemstone Club. 2:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 7-11 Can learn about topaz and take one home. $5/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Civil War Artillery. 3-4 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Children ages 7-11 can learn how to load and aim a replica Civil War cannon. $5/person. Registration required, 703-243-4342.

Apocalypse Africa. 7-9 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Free. 703-228-0322.

Wild Ones. 7-8 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 6-10 can take a full moon hike. $2/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Thursday/Nov. 13

Theater performance. 8 p.m. at the Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St, Arlington. See “Doubt,” a Venezuelan play that is part of the 11th International Festival of Hispanic Theater. Contact 703-548-3092 or info@teatrodelaluna.org for tickets and information.

Community Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Kenmore Middle School Auditoriam, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road. Hear the U.S. Army Band Downrange perform. Free. Call 703.696.3399 or visit www.usarmyband.com for information.

Concert. 9:30pm at Iota Club &Café, 2832 Wilson Blvd. See Americana band Blue Mountain. Cost is $15. For information and tickets call 703-522-8340.

Cocktail Reception. 6-9 p.m. at the Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd. The Arlington office of Keller Williams Realty will host a cocktail reception and fundraiser to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Tickets are $65, $100 for a pair in advance, and $75 at the door. Visit www.kwacts.org for information and tickets.

Lunchtime Concert. Noon-1 p.m. at Ellipse Art Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Free chamber concert. Call 703-228-7710 for information.

Music Performance. 7-10 p.m. at Saigonique Vietnamese Restaurant, 4251 Campbell Ave. Hear Vaughn McClarrin. Free. Visit www.mitchellsentertainment.com or 202-812-6301.

Hispanic Heritage. 8 a.m. at Gunston Arts Center Theater 2. Watch “La Duda.” Call 703-548-2092 for tickets.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 18-35 months can enjoy songs, crafts, plays and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

One Act Plays. 7 p.m. at Yorktown High School, 5201 N. 28th St. Includes “Imaginary Invalid,” “In a Strange Land,” and “Cave Dream.” $7/adult; $5/student. 703-228-5414.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 18-35 months can enjoy discovering nature. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Junior Monumental Milers Program Kickoff. 3:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. Join the group and train to walk or run a marathon in the spring. Teens. Free. 703-228-7781.

Friday/Nov. 14

Theater performance. 8 p.m. at the Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St, Arlington. See “Doubt,” a Venezuelan play that is part of the 11th International Festival of Hispanic Theater. Contact 703-548-3092 or info@teatrodelaluna.org for tickets and information.

Theater Party. 7-11 p.m. at Dominion Hills Area Recreation Association, 6000 Wilson Blvd. Keegan Theatre's celebration and season kick-off party. $35 admission, $25 for season subscribers. RSVP to emmettdd@msn.com or call 703-841-0943.

One Act Plays. 7 p.m. at Yorktown High School, 5201 N. 28th St. Includes “Imaginary Invalid,” “In a Strange Land,” and “Cave Dream.” $7/adult; $5/student. 703-228-5414.

Middle School Lock In. 8 p.m. at Walter Reed Community. Enjoy all night fun with sports, games, movies, music and more. $20/door. 703-228-7781.

Saturday/Nov. 15

Theater performances. 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St, Arlington. See “Doubt,” a Venezuelan play that is part of the 11th International Festival of Hispanic Theater. Contact 703-548-3092 or info@teatrodelaluna.org for tickets and information.

Art Party. 7 – 9 p.m. at the Jenkins Community Gallery of the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Celebrate the Day of the Dead! Free. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or call 703-248-6800.

Book Signing. 3 p.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St. Meet Nancy Tillman, author of “On the Night You Were Born,” and the newly released “It’s Time to Sleep, My Love.”

Cooking Workshop. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Arlington Metaphysical Chapel, 5618 Wilson Blvd. Learn to make 30-minute vegetarian meals with a professional chef. $80 donation requested.

Indoor Soccer Tournament. 6 p.m.-midnight Barcroft Sports & Fitness Center, 4200 S. Four Mile Run. $20 per team. Pre-registration and shin-guards are required. To register contact Edson Bravo at 703.228.7783 or ebravo@arlingtonva.us

Improv 101. Noon-2 p.m. at the Comedy Spot, 4238 Wilson Blvd. Learn the basics of Improv comedy. All levels welcome. Visit www.comedyindc.com for more.

Improv Class. Noon-2 p.m. at the Comedy Spot, 4238 Wilson Blvd. ComedySportz performance skills class. Visit www.comedyindc.com for more.

Bazaar. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane at Military Road. Browse used books, jewelry, clothing, furniture, household items and toys. Baked goods and a hamburger/hotdog lunch available. Free.

Bird Presentation. 2-4 p.m. The Raptor Society of Northern Virginia will give a presentation with 6-8 live hawks and owls at Wild Birds Unlimited, 2437 N Harrison St. Free. Reservations not required.

Art Gala. 6-9 p.m. at 932 South Walter Reed Drive. Join the Columbia Pike Artists for their annual gala. Call 703-486-9368 for information.

Music Performance. 7-10 p.m. at Saigonique Vietnamese Restaurant, 4251 Campbell Ave. Hear Vaughn McClarrin. Free. Visit www.mitchellsentertainment.com or 202-812-6301.

Open Studio and Reception. 6-9 p.m. at Columbia Pike Artist Studios, 932 S. Walter Reed Drive. Browse through Columbia Pike Artists studios. Free. Visit www.columbiapikeartiststudios.org or 703-486-9368.

Bountiful Bargains Bazaar. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Road. Browse through furniture, electronics, art and more. Flu shots will be available for $25. Visit www.mtolivet-umc.org or 703-527-3934.

One Act Plays. 7 p.m. at Yorktown High School, 5201 N. 28th St. Includes “Imaginary Invalid,” “In a Strange Land,” and “Cave Dream.” $7/adult; $5/student. 703-228-5414.

Intro to Birding Walk. 9 a.m.-noon at Roosevelt Island. Adults and families can learn the basics of birding. Free. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Teddy Bear Day. 11:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 5-10 can learn about teddy bears and make a craft. $2/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

National Gaming Day. 1-4 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Families can play Wii Sports and other games. Free. 703-228-0322.

Animal World Records. 2 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children ages 5 and up can learn about competitive animals. Free. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Worthwhile Reptiles Campfire. 4:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can enjoy campfire activities, guests, treats and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Concert of Hope. 7:30 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School. Recognizes World AIDS Day. Call 703-533-5505 ext. 13 for cost.

Sunday/Nov.16

Artists' Expo and Craft Fair. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Congregation Etz Hayim, 2920 Arlington Blvd. Bring cash and/or checkbook.

Concert. 8:30pm at Iota Club &Café, 2832 Wilson Blvd. See singer/songwriter Keri Noble. Cost is $12. For information and tickets call 703-522-8340.

Improv For Teens. 5-7 p.m. at the Comedy Spot, 4238 Wilson Blvd. All levels welcome. Visit www.comedyindc.com for more.

Music Performance. 4 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 4444 Arlington Blvd. Hear music by Vivaldi. Free, but donations encouraged. 703-892-2135.

Alternative Christmas Market. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, 601 N. Vermont St. Browse crafts by artisans from Africa, Asia, and others. For more information, 703-527-4766 or visit www.fpcarlington.org.

Tween and Teen Screens. 2 p.m. at Shirlington Branch Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. See a movie about an adventurous archeologist. Free. 703-228-0322.

Edible Movie. 2 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Adults can learn about local farms and food that’s locally raised. $5/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Author Event. 3 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Hear Rufus Phillips discuss “Why Vietnam Matters: An Eyewitness Account of Lessons Not Learned.” Free. 703-228-6321.

Monday/Nov. 17

Art Class. 11 a.m.-noon. Acrylics for everyday items. For seniors 62+ at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Call 703.248.6800 to register. Free.

High School House Basketball. Registration open. $95 until November 28. $110 after November 28. $15 fee payable on the day of the program. For youth in grades 9-12. Practices will begin no earlier than December 15. Games begin January 2009. Games will be played on Saturdays and Sundays with an occasional weeknight.

Improv 101. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Comedy Spot, 4238 Wilson Blvd. Learn the basics of Improv comedy. All levels welcome. Visit www.comedyindc.com for more.

Improv Class. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Comedy Spot, 4238 Wilson Blvd. Intermediate level class - learn about stagework and characters. Visit www.comedyindc.com for more.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Kellie Bean will talk about her book “Post-Backlash Feminism.” Free. 703-228-0322.

Tuesday/Nov. 18

Public Recital. 7:30 p.m. at Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Road, Fort Myer. Hear the U.S. Army Concert Band Musicians perform parts of “Pershing’s Own.” Free. Call 703.696.3399 or visit www.usarmyband.com for information.

Birding Trip. 7:30 a.m., meet at Lubber Run, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults can enjoy a trip to Westmoreland. $25/person. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Music. 3;30 p.m. at Langston Brown Center, 2121 N. Culpepper St. Sing with the Encore Chorale. Annual fees apply. 703-228-5321.

American Political Scene. 7-9 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch a movie on the American Political System. Free. 703-228-0322.

Wednesday/Nov.19

Poetry Reading. 7-9 p.m. at Pentagon City Borders, 1201 South Hayes St. Featuring Collective Voices - Sylvia Dianne Beverly, Evette Keene, and Joy Alford. Music will be provided by Shep Williams and friends. Free.

Author Signing. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Solveig Eggerz will talk about her book “Seal Woman.” Free. 703-931-0153.

Run Turkey, Run. 10:30 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn about these animals in camouflage. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Turkey Tidbits. 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Preschoolers will learn about turkeys. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Graduate Gemologists. 4 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 8-12 can learn about apatite. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Crafts for Kids. 4 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Elementary aged children can learn how to make origami. Free, but registration required. 703-228-5946.

Thursday/Nov. 20

Community Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Road, Fort Myer. Hear the U.S. Army Concert Band perform parts of “Pershing’s Own.” Free. Call 703.696.3399 or visit www.usarmyband.com for information.

Book talk. 7-9 p.m. at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Author and Professor Jeff Kirwan will speak about his search of Virginia's most remarkable trees. Tour of local trees to follow. Free. Call 703-228-6423 for more.

Music Performance. 7-10 p.m. at Saigonique Vietnamese Restaurant, 4251 Campbell Ave. Hear Vaughn McClarrin. Free. Visit www.mitchellsentertainment.com or 202-812-6301.

Garden Meeting. 10 a.m. at the Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Road. Learn about Holiday floral designs. Free. 703-525-8576.

Saturday/Nov. 22

Tales from India. 3:30 p.m. at Gunston Theater One, 2700 S. Lang St. Presented by Indian Dance Educators for children of all ages. $10/adult; $5/student. 703-532-5479.

Indoor Soccer Tournament. 6 p.m.- midnight at Barcroft Sports & Fitness Center, 4200 S. Four Mile Run. $20 per team. Pre-registration and shin-guards are required. To register contact Edson Bravo at 703.228.7783 or ebravo@arlingtonva.us

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Kenmore Auditorium, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road. Washington Balalaika Society Concert. Visit http://www.balalaika.org

Improv 101. Noon-2 p.m. at the Comedy Spot, 4238 Wilson Blvd. Learn the basics of Improv comedy. All levels welcome. Visit www.comedyindc.com for more.

Improv Class. Noon-2 p.m. at the Comedy Spot, 4238 Wilson Blvd. ComedySportz performance skills class. Visit www.comedyindc.com for more.

Author Signing. 2 p.m. at Borders, Pentagon, 1201 Hayes St. Solveig Eggerz will talk about her book “Seal Woman.” Free. 703-418-0166.

Music Performance. 7-10 p.m. at Saigonique Vietnamese Restaurant, 4251 Campbell Ave. Hear Vaughn McClarrin. Free. Visit www.mitchellsentertainment.com or 202-812-6301.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Kenmore Auditorium, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road. See the Washington Balalaika Society perform. $20/adult; $18/senior. Visit www.balalaika.org or 703-549-2010.

Sunday/Nov. 23

Concert. 3:00 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, NVCC,3001 n. Beauregard St., Alexandria. See the U.S. Army Orchestra with guest artist Amy Porter on flute. Free. Call 703.696.3399 or visit www.usarmyband.com for information.

Improv For Teens. 5-7 p.m. at the Comedy Spot, 4238 Wilson Blvd. All levels welcome. Visit www.comedyindc.com for more.

Monday/Nov. 24

Improv 101. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Comedy Spot, 4238 Wilson Blvd. Learn the basics of Improv comedy. All levels welcome. Visit www.comedyindc.com for more.

Improv Class. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Comedy Spot, 4238 Wilson Blvd. Intermediate level class - learn about stagework and characters. Visit www.comedyindc.com for more.

Tuesday/Nov. 25

Public Recital. 7:30 p.m. at Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Road, Fort Myer. See the U.S. Army Ceremonial Band Musicians perform parts of “Pershing’s Own.” Free. Call 703.696.3399 or visit www.usarmyband.com for information.

Sunday/Nov. 30

Improv For Teens. 5-7 p.m. at the Comedy Spot, 4238 Wilson Blvd. All levels welcome. Visit www.comedyindc.com for more.

Messiah Sing-Along. 7 p.m. at Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St. church organist and choirmaster J. Reilly Lewis leads. $20 suggested donation. Reception to follow.