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Calendar April 22-28

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Art Listing:

David Hagen is exhibiting art at Century 21 Exhibit Space, 1711 Wilson Blvd through April. “Identified & Unidentified” features 39 paintings that range from robots to Elvis to Mona Lisa.

Marymount University’s Barry Art Gallery will showcase the Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition through April 24 in the Reinsch Library, 2807 N. Glebe Road. The exhibition is a juried show, and the works on display will have been judged in a number of disciplines. For more information, call Judy Bass, the Barry Gallery curator, at 703-284-1561 or judy.bass@marymount.edu

There will be a “Recycled Art Show” through April 30 at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-5996.

Arlington artist Frederick Markham will have a graphite and charcoal exhibit on display at NOVA-Manassas, 6901 Sudley Road. See landscape drawings. Free. 703-257-6532.

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.

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) has scheduled a series of free Confident City Cycling Classes for 2009. The Virginia classes, which are free and open to all, regardless of residency, are designed to provide cyclists with the skills they need incorporate bicycling into their daily routines, on city streets for errands, commuting, and fun. For more information and on-line registration, visit http://www.waba.org/events/education.php#ccc

Arlington’s David M. Brown Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St, presents “The Cowboy Astronomer” beginning Friday, April 17 through Sunday, June 7. Showtimes are Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 1:30 & 3 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for senior citizens and children 12 & younger. Doors open 15 minutes prior to show time. 703-228-6070.

“Energerium” – a new exhibit on energy in living systems, including human systems has opened at Potomac Overlook Regional Park Nature Center. This exhibit examines nature through the lens of energy, drawing attention to the central role that energy plays in our lives. The Energerium is open to the general public at regular nature center hours (10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesdays – Saturdays; 1 – 5 p.m., Sundays; closed on Mondays). Visit www.nvrpa.org to see a schedule of upcoming programs.

Thursday/April 23

Book Sale. 5:30-9 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Browse books, videos, CDs and more. Visit arlingtonlibraryfriends.org or 703-228-5990.

Terrific Trees. 10:30 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children 3-5 can learn about nature. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Music Performance. 9 p.m. at IOTA. Hear Diva Gash and Poor But Sexy perform with Play Tomorrow. $10/person. Visit www.iotaclubandcafe.com for more.

Friday/April 24

Book Sale. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Browse books, videos, CDs and more. Visit arlingtonlibraryfriends.org or 703-228-5990.

Toadally Terrific Campfire. 7 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. All ages can enjoy campfire activities, guests and more. $5/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Saturday/April 25

Spring Sale. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Walker Chapel United Methodist Church, 4102 N. Glebe Road. Browse books, clothing, toys and more. Proceeds benefit the Walker Chapel ministries. Visit www.walkerchapel.org or 703-538-5200.

Music Performance. 3 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Hear the Arlington Philharmonic Association. Free. 703-228-6321.

Creating Graphic Novels. 1 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Learn from Josh Elder, author of “Mail Order Ninja.” Free. 703-228-5261.

Book Sale. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Browse books, videos, CDs and more. Visit arlingtonlibraryfriends.org or 703-228-5990.

Author Talk. 7 p.m. at Arlington Temple United Methodist Church, 1835 N. Nash St. Derrick Jensen will discuss “Earth 911: A Wake-up Call for Obama Nation.” Free. Visit www.pressaction.com for more.

KidStuff Sale. 8:30 a.m.-noon at Mount Olivet UMC, 1500 N. Glebe Road. Browse clothing, toys, books and more. Free. 703-527-5508.

Storytime. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Family Music. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 6 months and up can enjoy songs, instrument play, rhythm and more. Free. 703-241-8281.

Open House. Noon-5 p.m. at Center Dance Company studios, 3443 Carlin Springs Road. Free classes and more. Visit www.CenterDanceCompany.org or 703-778-3008.

Local Farm Foray. 8:45 a.m. at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults can browse two local farms that are eco-friendly. $30/person, does not include lunch. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Toadally Terrific Campfire. 7 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. All ages can enjoy campfire activities, guests and more. $5/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Animation Block Party. Midnight at Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. Watch keynote short films. $7/person.

Music Performance. 2 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Hear the Arlington Philharmonic. Free. Visit www.arlingtonphilharmonic.org for more.

Sunday/April 26

Spring Fling Carnival. 2-6 p.m. at Oakridge Elementary, 1414 S. 24th St. Enjoy a silent auction and Taste of South Arlington. Free.

Benefit Run/Walk. 9 a.m. at Fairfax Corner Shopping center, 11950 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax. Junior League of Northern Virginia holding a 5k run and 1k Fun run/walk. Visit www.jlnv.org or 703-442-4163.

Music Performance. 3 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Hear the Arlington Philharmonic Association. Free. 703-228-6321.

Arlington Reads Discussion. 3 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Toni Locy will moderate a panel. Free. 703-228-0322.

Book Sale. Noon-6 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Browse books, videos, CDs and more. Visit arlingtonlibraryfriends.org or 703-228-5990.

The Shad are Running. 2 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 7 to adult can learn about the run of herring and then walk to the river and do some catch and release fishing. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Spring Fling Carnival. 2 p.m. at Oakridge Elementary School, 1414 S. 24th St. Enjoy slides, bungee jumper and more. E-mail oakridgepta@gmail.com for more.

Discussion. 4 p.m. at BusBoys and Poets. Samrat Upadhyay will discuss “Arresting God in Kathmandu.” Free. Visit www.cminepal.org for more.

Music Performance. 2 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Hear the Arlington Philharmonic. Free. Visit www.arlingtonphilharmonic.org for more.

Monday/April 27

Mondays at the Movies. 6 p.m. at The Dome Theatre, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Free.

Author Event. 3 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. “Nights in the Pink Motel” by Robert Earle will be discussed. Free. 703-228-2144.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Peter Schmidt’s “Color and Money: How Rich White Kids Are Winning the War Over College Affirmative.” Free.

Signature Theatre’s Benefit Gala. Bernadette Peters and Michael Cerveris, Will Gartshore and Eleasha Gamble will salute Stephen Sondheim at the Embassy of Italy. For tickets www.signature-theatre.org or 571-527-1828 for more.

National Tell a Story Day. 4 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Families can enjoy storytime featuring animals. Free. 703-228-6535.

Tuesday/April 28

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. “In Search of Providence: Transnational Mayan Identities” by Patricia Foxen. Free.

Craft Project: Pet Rocks. 5:30 p.m. at Chick-fil-A at Ballston Mall. Enjoy food, crafts and more. Free. 703-358-9735.

Music Performance. 4-8 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Books, 2800 Clarendon Blvd. Hear music from the Yorktown High School music departments. Free. Visit www.yorktownband.org or 703-276-0416.

Meet Author Carolyn Hennesy. 6 p.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Grades 4-8 can listen as she reads from her new book “Pandora Gets Lazy.” Free. 703-241-8281.

Birding Trip. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., meet at Lubber Run, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults can see early songbirds and warblers at various destinations. $25/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Wednesday/April 29

Lecture. 6-8 p.m. at Waterview Conference Center, 1919 N. Lynn St “The Conservation Fund: Sustainability Makes Sense.” Free, reservations required, rsvp@rosslynva.org.

Performance. 4 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Teatro De La Luna presents “Abe: un sueno cumplido/A Dream Fulfilled.” Free. 703-228-7713.

Music Performance. 4-8 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Books, 2800 Clarendon Blvd. Hear music from the Yorktown High School music departments. Free. Visit www.yorktownband.org or 703-276-0416.

Storytime. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Move Your Body. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 2-6 can learn the alphabet with Miss Jenny. Free. 703-241-8281.

Wild Ones: Everyday is Earth Day. 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children 6-10 can learn how to protect the Earth and take home a native green friend. $4/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Lecture Series. 6 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. “Rooms with a View” series. Free. Reservations required, 703-582-6628.

Thursday/April 30

Bike Show and Fundraiser. 7-9 p.m. at Dome Theater, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Phoenix Bikes will have profiles, exhibits. Visit www.phoenixbikes.org. $20/advance; $30/door.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Jeffrey Toobin will discuss “the Nine.” Free. 703-228-6321.

Music Performance. 4-8 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Books, 2800 Clarendon Blvd. Hear music from the Yorktown High School music departments. Free. Visit www.yorktownband.org or 703-276-0416.

Meet Author Kate Feiffer and Illustrator Jules Feiffer. 4 p.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281. They will read from their book “Which Puppy.”

Friday/May 1

Arlington Artists Show. 6-9 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane. Browse works by over 25 artists and more. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org or 703-524-7049.

Concert. 6 p.m. at Gunston Theatre One, 2700 S. Lang St. Hear music by Arlington’s Spanish Chorus, Gunston Jazz Ensemble and more. $10/family or $5/family with donation of canned food. 703-271-8133.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children 18-35 months can enjoy songs, crafts, stories and more about nature. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Wild Virginia Campfire. 6:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. All ages can enjoy campfire fun like stories, guests and more. $5/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

The Big Dipper. 7:30 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Families with children age 7 and up can learn about the Big Dipper. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Performance and Spaghetti Dinner. At Wakefield High School. Dinner is at 5 p.m. and showtime is at 7 p.m. $6/person for dinner; $8/adult; $5/student for the show. 703-228-6705. Watch “A Chorus Line.” Donation of non-perishable also requested.

Irish Music. 7:30 p.m. at Arlington Presbyterian Church, 3507 Columbia Pike. Hear the Irish Breakfast Band and more. Free. 703-920-5660.

Saturday/May 2

Walking History Tour. Walk anywhere from 1-12 miles visiting sites in Clarendon, Ballston and more. Meet 9 a.m. at Clarendon Metro Station, bring lunch, water and wear comfortable shoes. Leisurely pace. $2/person. 703-243-0179.

Storytime. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Arlington Artists Show. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane. Browse works by over 25 artists and more. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org or 703-524-7049.

Plant Sale. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Capital Hopsice, 4715 N. 15th St. Proceeds benefit the Hospice Landscape Fund. Browse plants, perennials, shrubs and more. Free. 703-536-2981.

Bike Maintenance 101. 10:30 a.m. at Conte’s Cycles, 3924 Wilson Blvd. Learn how to change tires and other preventative maintenance. Free. 703-228-3066.

Hawks and Falcons. 1 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children 5 and up can meet some live birds and learn about them. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Welcome Back Hummingbirds. 2 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families can learn about these birds and make a feeder to take home. $10/family. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Astronomy Foray. 6-10 p.m. at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Children age 10 to adult can learn about astronomy through the skies. $15/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Performance and Spaghetti Dinner. 7 p.m. at Wakefield High School. $8/adult; $5/student for the show. 703-228-6705. Watch “A Chorus Line.”

Sunday/May 3

Open House and Heritage Festival. 1-4 p.m. at Potomac Overlook Park, at the end of Marcey Road. Includes music, games, food and more. Free. Visit www.nvrpa.org or 703-528-5406 for more.

Trillium Trek. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults can travel to Linden, Va. To see the Great White Trillium display. $25/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Grand Opening. 2 p.m. at Potomac Overlook Park. Enjoy the opening of the display “Energerium.” Free. 703-528-5406.

Look Up Skywatching. 2:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families can learn about rainbows, sundogs, halos and other atmospheric phenomena. $5/family. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Monday/May 4

Stars Tonight for May. 7:30 p.m. at Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St. Enjoy a telescopic view of Saturn. $3/adult; $2/senior, child. Visit www.apsva.us/planetarium or 703-228-6070.

Wednesday/May 6

Storytime. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Thursday/May 7

Lunchtime Concert. Noon at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Free. Visit www.fmmc.org or 703-228-7710.

Friday/May 8

Performance and Spaghetti Dinner. 7 p.m. at Wakefield High School. $8/adult; $5/student for the show. 703-228-6705. Watch “A Chorus Line.”

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Annandale High School, 4700 Medford Drive. See the Alexandria Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus perform. $15-$30. Visit www.harmonizers.org or 703-910-4600.