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Signature Theatre Opens 20th Anniversary Season with "Dirty Blonde," the Broadway Hit about Mae West, staring Emily Skinner. "Dirty Blonde" runs in Signature’s ARK Theatre from Aug. 11 through Oct. 4. Show times are Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. There are no Dirty Blonde performances Saturday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $47-$71, are available by calling Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT (7328) or visiting www.signature-theatre.org. Group discounts are available for parties of ten or more by contacting carlj@signature-theatre.org. Call Ticketmaster 703-573-SEAT (7328). Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 12

<cal2>The Airmen of Note. 8 p.m. Free concert at the U.S. Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington. Call the United States Air Force Band's Concert Line at 202-767-5658 or visit our homepage: www.usafband.af.mil

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 13

<cal2>One Eye Closed. 7 p.m. Featuring Les Thompson, founder of the Nitty-Gritty Dirt Band. $10 tickets online at NVFAA.ORG and at the door. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria. 703-548-0035.

Concerts at Kenmore Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. With the U.S. Army Chorus. Enjoy an evening of eclectic choral music by one of the Nation’s premiere men’s vocal ensembles. Highlights will include big choral masterpieces, small acapella groups, and moving solos chosen from the stages of Broadway, classical repertoire, and patriotic standards.

<cal1>Aug. 13-29

<cal2>Acts of Love: A Generational Survey of Young Love. At Theater on the Run in Arlington. The three plays survey young love over universal generations: past, present, and future. The Past: "Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney. The Present: "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room" by Megan Thrift. The Future: "False Romance: An Intergalactic Farce" by: Joe Baker. At Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington.

Aug. 13 at 8 p.m. – "Love Letters"

Aug. 20 at 8 p.m. – "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room"

Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. – 'False Romance: An Intergalactic Farce"

Call 703-892-0202.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 14

<cal2>The Singing Sergeants. 8 p.m. Free concert at the U.S. Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington. Call 202-767-5658 or visit the homepage: www.usafband.af.mil

"Beetlejuice" (1988). Free. Part of the I Love the ‘80s Outdoor Film Festival. At dusk at Gateway Park, Lee Highway near Key Bridge. Rosslyn. Parking available at the Atlantic Parking Garage for $3 at 1901 and 1911 N. Ft. Myer Drive after 6 p.m. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 15

<cal2>Fossil Finding & Fishing Trip. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Leave/Return from Thomas Jefferson Community Center. Cost: $10 per person, families welcome. Includes fishing equipment (poles & bait). Call Mary McMullen at 703-228-4711.

Country Western Dance. 8-11 p.m. The Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association will hold its smoke-free, alcohol-free dance on Aug. 15 at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Kathy Fanelli will be the DJ. She will teach a new line dance and review Ooh Poo Pah Doo line dance at 7:30 p.m., and Bo and Ann Marlin will review the Butterfly Waltz couples specialty dance at 8 p.m. Open dancing which includes two step, waltz, line, swing, cha cha, and specialty dances is from 8:30-11 p.m. Couples and singles are welcome. Admission for NVCWDA members is $10, for nonmembers $12, ages 16-20 with student ID $5. Snacks will be available. Visit www.nvcwda.org or call 703-860-4941 and leave a message.

<cal1>Monday/Aug. 17

<cal2>"Batman." Free. Part of the Superheroes Summer Film Festival, which start at sundown, rain or shine, at Bell St. Courtyard, along S. Bell Street between 18th and 20th Streets, across from the Crystal City Metro Station and Marriott Hotel. Visit www.crystalcity.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 19

<cal2>Air Force Strings. 8 p.m. Free. At the U.S. Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive. Call 202-767-5658 or visit www.usafband.af.mil.

<cal1>Aug. 19-23

<cal2>33rd Annual Arlington County Fair. Free. Ride a Ferris wheel or a pony; play arcade games; visit the petting zoo; enter your homemade jam or original poetry in the competitive exhibits; or simply stroll around and sample a variety of food, from fresh-squeezed lemonade to chicken on a skewer. At Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 South 2nd Street, Arlington. Go to www.arlingtoncountyfair.org or call 703-228-1853.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 20

<cal2>Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria Chapter Meeting. 6:30-9 p.m. Topic: "Schooling Options for the Holistic Family" a panel presentation. At Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington. Web site: http://arlalexva.holisticmoms.org/ Contact: holisticmomsarlalex@gmail.com or 703-824-6167.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 21

<cal2>Summer Concert Series. 8 p.m. Free. The Concert Band and Singing Sergeants of the U.S. Air Force. At the U.S. Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington. Call 202-767-5658 or visit www.usafband.af.mil.

"Ghostbusters" (1984)." Free. Part of the I Love the ‘80s Outdoor Film Festival. At dusk at Gateway Park, Lee Highway near Key Bridge. Rosslyn. Parking available at the Atlantic Parking Garage for $3 at 1901 and 1911 N. Ft. Myer Drive after 6 p.m. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

County Fair Teen Movie: "Twilight." 8:30-10:30 p.m. Place: County Fair @ Thomas Jefferson Center. Cost is free. Call Mary McMullen at 703-228-4711.

<cal1>Saturday, Aug. 22

<cal2>County Fair Family Movie: "Wall-E." 8:30-10:30 p.m. At the County Fair @ Thomas Jefferson Center. Cost: Free. Call Mary McMullen at 703-228-4711.

<cal1>Monday/Aug. 24

<cal2>"Batman Returns." Free. Part of the Superheroes Summer Film Festival, which start at sundown, rain or shine, at Bell St. Courtyard, along S. Bell Street between 18th and 20th Streets, across from the Crystal City Metro Station and Marriott Hotel. Visit www.crystalcity.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 25

<cal2>NOVA Community Chorus Rehearsals. 7:30 p.m. For October performance of Brahms’s Requiem, in an acclaimed English translation by William J. Bullock. Then in December, the Chorus will present Rutter’s "Gloria" and Willock’s "Five Carols," with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic. At the NVCC Alexandria Campus, 3001 N. Beauregard. Contact Dr. Mark Whitmire, director, at 703-845-6097 or e-mail: mwhitmire@nvcc.edu

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 26

<cal2>The Airmen of Note. 8 p.m. Free. Summer Concert Series presented by the U.S. Air Force. At the Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington. Call The United States Air Force Band's Concert Line at 202-767-5658 or visit our homepage: www.usafband.af.mil.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 28

<cal2>"Meatballs" (1979). Free. Part of the I Love the ‘80s Outdoor Film Festival. At dusk at Gateway Park, Lee Highway near Key Bridge. Rosslyn. Parking available at the Atlantic Parking Garage for $3 at 1901 and 1911 N. Ft. Myer Drive after 6 p.m. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Concert Band and Singing Sergeants. 8 p.m. Part of the Summer Concert Series. At the U.S. Air Force Memorial, one Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington. Call The United States Air Force Band's Concert Line at 202-767-5658 or visit the homepage: www.usafband.af.mil

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 29

<cal2>Country Western Dance. B J Brown will be the DJ. Mal and Linda Zerden will teach a full hour of Beginner/Intermediate Waltz moves beginning at 7:30. Open dancing which includes two step, waltz, line, swing, cha cha, and specialty dances is from 8:30-11:00 p.m. Couples and singles are welcome. Admission for NVCWDA members is $10, for nonmembers $12, ages 16-20 with student ID $5. At Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Visit www.nvcwda.org or call the hot line 703-860-4941.

Teen Late Night Ice Skate. 9:30 p.m.-Midnight. At Kettler’s Ice Rink (Top floor of Ballston Commons). Cost: $5 per student, includes ice skate rental and ice time. Call Mary McMullen at 703-228-4711.

The ZIP Code Show. 5:30 p.m. to midnight. Local Art Outlet artists were asked to use ZIP codes and other postal code schema as a jumping off point for personal dialogues with the physical, biological, and cultural features of the earth. At Halstead Arlington, 1028 South Walter Reed Drive, Arlington.

Hiking History Tour. 9 a.m. Center Hiking Club is hosting a walk through central Arlington’s historic neighborhoods from one to 12 miles (1-8 hours) in Clarendon, Ballston, Glencarlyn and surrounding areas. $2 fee. Call Bernie Berne at 703-243-0179. Meets at Clarendon Metro Station.