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Arlington Calendar Nov. 19-25

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. 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.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.

Fund-raiser. Key Club will hold fund-raiser for HIV/AIDS all day at the Baja Fresh in Rosslyn. E-mail brentable1991@yahoo.com for the flyer.

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.

Monday/Dec. 1

Storytelling. 7 p.m. at Kinder Haus Toys, 1220 N. Fillmore St. Hear master storyteller Jim Weiss spin his magic. Call 703-527-5929 to reserve your spot. For children 4 years and up only. Free.

Doug Hill Storm Watch. 7 p.m. at Wakefield High School, 4901 S. Chesterfield Road. Learn about to prepare for winter with saving tips and more. Free.

Tuesday/Dec. 2

Holiday Animal Crafts. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. For children ages 5-11 with adult. Create ornaments and decorations inspired by animals. $5 fee. Call 703-228-4747 to register.

Wednesday/Dec. 3

Dance Performance. Noon at The Forum at Sidney Harmon Hall, 610 F St. NW, Washington DC. See Arlington-based Bowen McCauley Dance company perform in “Happenings at the Harmon.” Free. www.bmdc.org

Art Class. 10 a.m.-noon. Sculpting in balsa form, learn to carve into a soft medium. For seniors 62+ at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Call 703.248.6800 to register. Free.

Gemstone Club. 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 4:15-5:15 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Learn about Turquoise gems. For children ages 7-11. $5 admission. Call 703-228-4747 to register.

Shopping Benefit. 6-9 p.m. at Crate and Barrel, 2800 Clarendon Blvd. Proceeds benefit Doorways.

Thursday/Dec. 4

Holiday Animal Crafts. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. For children ages 5-11 with adult. Create ornaments and decorations inspired by animals. $5 fee. Call 703-228-4747 to register.

Lecture. 8 p.m. at the Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. William Morrish will talk “In Sight, In Mind: The Art of Sustainable Public Works.” Free. Visit www.planetarlington.com or 703-228-1850.

Friday/Dec 5

Dance Performance. 6-9 p.m. at the Arlington Art Center, 3350 Wilson Blvd. See the premier of Arlington-based Bowen McCauley Dance company’s “Winter Solos.” Free. www.bmdc.org

Art Event. 6-8 p.m. at Hendry House, Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 North 24th St. The Arlington Artists Alliance announces it’s “Artful Weekend,” featuring 39 artists working in all mediums. Free.

Holiday Ballet. See “The Nutcracker” at 7:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Tickets $22-30/adult or $17-$27/child. Visit www.CenterDanceCompany.org or 703-778-3008.

Labyrinth Walk. 7:30 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 2222 S. Arlington Ridge. Free. Enjoy a meditation and dessert. Visit www.adventlc.us or 703-521-7010.

Saturday/Dec 6

Art Event. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Hendry House, Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 North 24th St. The Arlington Artists Alliance announces it’s “Artful Weekend,” featuring 39 artists working in all mediums. Free.

Wreath Workshop. 2-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Create holiday wreaths using all-natural items. Materials and refreshments provided. $30 fee. Call 703-228-4747 to register.

Civil War Program. 9-10 a.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Kids ages 7-11 use replica wood rifles to learn civil war unit drills. $5 admission. Call 703-228-4747 to register.

Civil War Forts. Noon-3 p.m. Tour South Arlington’s Civil War forts. Vans leave from Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. $10 admission. Register at 703-228-4747.

Holiday Ballet. See “The Nutcracker” at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Tickets $22-30/adult or $17-$27/child. Visit www.CenterDanceCompany.org or 703-778-3008.

Opening Reception. 1-4 p.m. 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.

Holiday Bazaar. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford St. Browse jewelry, gifts, collectibles and more. Free. 703-516-7007.

Annual Messiah Sing. 5 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, 601 N. Vermont St. Free, non-perishable food and donations accepted. Visit www.metchorus.org or 703-933-2500.

Sunday/Dec. 7

Art Event. Noon-4 p.m. at Henry House, Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 North 24th St. The Arlington Artists Alliance announces it’s “Artful Weekend,” featuring 39 artists working in all mediums. Free.

Holiday Ballet. See “The Nutcracker” at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Tickets $22-30/adult or $17-$27/child. Visit www.CenterDanceCompany.org or 703-778-3008.

Messiah Sing-Along. 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4250 N. Glebe Road. Free, donations accepted. Visit www.stpetersmusic.org or 703-536-6606.

Winter Concert. 7 p.m. at Westover Baptist Church, 1125 N. Patrick Henry Drive. Hear music by the New Horizon’s Band and Virginia Big Band. Free. Visit www.levineschool.org or 703-237-5655.

Wednesday/Dec. 10

Holiday at Kettler Iceplex. 5 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, 627 N. Glebe Road. Enjoy skating, music and more. Free.

Thursday/Dec. 11

Holiday House Tour. 1-4 p.m., tour four homes in the Lyon Village. $30/person at the doors. 703-533-2815.

Sunday/Dec. 14

Nutcracker Tea. 3-5 p.m. at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel, 801 N. Glebe Road. Meet the Sugar Plum Fairy, enjoy tea and watch a mini-ballet performance. $50/adult; $35/child. Visit www.centerdancecompany.org or 703-778-3008.

Music Performance. 11 a.m. at Cherrydale United Methodist Church, 3701 Lorcom Lane. Hear music by the chancel choir. Free. Visit cherrydaleumc.org for more.

Music Performance. 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2217 Columbia Pike. Here the Columbia Pike Community Chorus. Free. 703-920-7077.

Monday/Dec. 15

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Arlington Unitarian Universalist Church, 4444 Arlington Blvd. Hear the Encore Chorales. Free. Visit encorecreativity.org or 301-261-5747.