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Arlington Calendar March 18-24

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:

Arlington Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Office of the City of Reims present “Crossing Glances: Regards Croises Arlington & Reims: Sister Cities” through March 28 at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Photographs by John Babineau of Arlington and Cecile Bethleem of Reims, France. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org for more.

Paintings and drawings of Teresa Oaxaca will be on display at the Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., through March 30. Oaxaca, a 2005 graduate of H-B Woodlawn in Arlington, is a classically-trained realist painter who studied in Italy and Norway.

See “Crossing Glances/Regards Croises” at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 Fairfax Drive. Exhibit runs through March 28. Features photographs by John Babineau of Arlington and Cecile Bethleem of Reims, France. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org for more.

The Arlington Artists Alliance Art Fest is March 27 through April 3 at Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. 24th St. Enjoy browsing art, demonstrations and more. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org or 703-524-7049.

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

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.

With the advent of spring, Arlington’s David M. Brown Planetarium, 1426 No. Quincy Street, presents “The Mystery of the Missing Seasons” through Sunday, April 5. 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. 703-228-6070.

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

Take pictures with the Easter Bunny and Despereaux, the little mouse with the big heart, March 28 and April 11 at Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. Visit www.simon.com for more.

Thursday/March 19

Movie Watch. 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch “Under the Bombs.” Free.

Garden Club. 10 a.m. at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Road. Learn about horticultural basics. Free. Visit www.rockspringgardenclub.com or 703-525-8576.

Book Club. 7:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Discuss “Spring in Washington.” Free. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Music Performance. 8:30 p.m. at ARK Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “LaChiusa’s Ladies.” $30/person. Visit www.signature-theatre.org for more.

Friday/March 20

Entries Due. Send in original artwork of at least 50 percent recycled materials to Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., for its exhibit to be held April 1 at the library. Free. Visit www.arlingtonva.us/departments/libraries for more.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 18-35 months can learn about nature with walks and more. $5/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Kenmore Silent Auction. 6:30 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School. Bid on many items. Free. 703-328-5239.

Peeper Prowl. 6:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Washington St. Families can search for tiny tree frogs and more. $4/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. at ARK Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “LaChiusa’s Ladies.” $30/person. Visit www.signature-theatre.org for more.

Saturday/March 21

Sale. 9-11:45 a.m. at Swanson Middle School, 5800 N. Washington Blvd Browse cribs, strollers, books and more. Half price sale starts at noon.

Lecture. “Myths & Realities About Hydrogen Fuel” by Rene Carlos, at the National Science Foundation, Room 110, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Free. 301 587-3827 or www.ncas.org.

Dance Performance. 7:30 p.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. Jane Franklin Dance performs. $28/adult; $25/senior, student; $16/child. Visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-933-1111.

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

Kindermusic. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Children ages 1-6 can play instruments, music and stories. Free. 703-241-8281.

Birding Trap. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., meet at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults can search for bald eagles and other birds. $25/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Kids Fishing Day. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Bon Air Park, 850 N. Lexington St. Children 15 and under can fish for trout. Free. 703-525-0168.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 18-35 months can learn about nature with walks and more. $5/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Save a Spider Day. 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can learn about these animals and try spinning a web. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Peeper Prowl. 6:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Washington St. Families can search for tiny tree frogs and more. $4/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. at ARK Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “LaChiusa’s Ladies.” $30/person. Visit www.signature-theatre.org for more.

Plant Help. 10 a.m. at Tuckahoe Park. Help keep the park free from invading plants. Free. 703-228-7636.

Sunday/March 22

Author Event. 3 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. David Martin discusses “Losing Everything.” Free.

Music Performance. 4 p.m. at the Church at Clarendon, 1210 N. Highland St. Hear music by Ibis Chamber. Free. Visit www.ibischambermusic.org or 703-527-3960.

Music Performance. 4 p.m. at Church of Clarendon, 1210 N. Highland ST. Hear music by the IBIS Chamber Music Society. Free. Visit www.ibischambermusic.org or 703-527-3690.

Flattened Fauna. 2 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families with children ages 6 and up can learn about animals that cross the road. $2/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Monday/March 23

Baby-Ready Pet Help. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, 2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive. Parents can learn how to prepare a home and pet for the arrival of a new baby. Suggested donation of $25. Reservations required, jnewman@awla.org or 703-931-9241 ext. 213.

Speaker Series. 3 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Learn how to become a savvy food shopper. Free. 703-228-5996.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Breena Clarke will discuss “Stand the Storm.” Free.

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

Lecture. 3 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Learn how to become a savvy food shopper. Free. 703-228-2144.

Reminiscence Tea. 11 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center. Arlingtonians 55+ can enjoy a social tea while sharing memories. Free. 703-228-4403.

Tuesday/March 24

Lecture. 6-9 p.m. at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Mel Chin will talk about his unconventional approach to making art. Visit www.arlingtonartcenter.org or 703-248-6800.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Derek Hyra discusses “The New Urban Renewal.” Free.

Wednesday/March 25

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. E. Ethelbert Miller will discuss “The 5th Inning,” his second memoir.

Movie Watch. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch “Iron Ladies of Liberia” in honor of Women’s History Month. Free.

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

Musical Adventure. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Children ages 6 months-9 years can sing along and dance with Groovy Nate, his guitar and puppet friends. Free. 703-241-8281.

Feeding Frenzy. 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can learn about animals and how they eat their food. $1/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Wild Ones: Wake Up! It’s Spring. 3:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 6-10 can search for snakes and other animals coming out of hibernation. $2/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Book Discussion. 11 a.m. at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Discuss “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen. Free. 703-228-0555.

Thursday/March 26

It’s Keen to be Green. 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn about planting a garden. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Butterflies and Gardening in Japan. 7:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults can learn about the Washington Area Butterfly Club. Free. 703-228-6535.

Kickball the Musical. 8 p.m. at Gunston Theatre One. Performed by the ArtStream Arlington Inclusive Theatre Company. 301-941-1008.

Lecture. 6-8 p.m. at The Boeing Conference Center, 1200 Wilson Blvd. “Politico: President Obama’s First 60 Days in Office.” Free, reservations required, rsvp@rosslynva.org.

Theater Performance. 7 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson middle School, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Watch “Mulan Jr.” $7/adult; $5/student and children 5 and under are free. 703-228-5900 to purchase tickets.

Friday/March 27

Meet the Artist. 6-9 p.m. 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.

Theater Performance. 7 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson middle School, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Watch “Mulan Jr.” $7/adult; $5/student and children 5 and under are free. 703-228-5900 to purchase tickets.

It’s Keen to be Green. 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn about planting a garden. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Music Meeting. 1 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center. Adults 55 and over can listen to classical music. Free. 703-228-4403.

Night Hike. 7:30 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Families with children ages 4 and up can listen for nocturnal animals and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-243-4342.

Kickball the Musical. 8 p.m. at Gunston Theatre One. Performed by the ArtStream Arlington Inclusive Theatre Company. 301-941-1008.

Saturday/March 28

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Helder Moutinho will perform. $25/person. Visit www.planetarlington.com or 703-228-1850.

Arlington Children Stuff Sale. 8 a.m.-noon at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane. Browse clothing, toys and more. Free. Visit www.kidsstuffsale.com.

Movie Watch. 3 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Free. Watch “Pysanka: The Ukrainian Easter Egg.” 703-228-6545.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Hear Helder Moutinho. $25/person. Visit www.planetarlington.com or 703-573-SEAT.

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

Let’s Get Dressed. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Children ages 2-6 can hear stories about getting dressed including “The Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed” by Mo Willems. Free. 703-241-8281.

Theater Performance. 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson middle School, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Watch “Mulan Jr.” $7/adult; $5/student and children 5 and under are free. 703-228-5900 to purchase tickets.

Walking Tour. 9 a.m., meet at Fort Scott Park, 2800 S. Fort Scott Drive. Adults and children ages 7 and up can learn about this fort. Free. 703-243-4342.

Civil War Discoveries. 11 a.m. at Fort Ethan Allen Park, 3829 N. Stafford St. Children ages 8-12 can learn how to send secret messages. $5/child. Registration required, 703-243-4342.

Open Forge. Noon at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. All ages can watch the blacksmiths. Free. 703-228-3403.

Peeper Prowl. 6:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children ages 5 and up can search for tiny tree frogs. $4/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

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

Sunday/March 29

Music Performance. 6:30 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Hear National Chamber Ensemble perform Schubert and Brahms. $25/person. Visit www.nationalchamberensemble.org for more.

Clay Print Keepsakes. 2 p.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Parents can make prints of their children’s hand and foot for keepsakes. E-mail cutiepieskeepsakes@gmail.com or 703-241-8281.

Plant a Pioneer Garden. 2 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families with children ages 5 and up can learn about agricultural traditions and more. $5/family. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Peeper Prowl. 6:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children ages 5 and up can search for tiny tree frogs. $4/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Monday/March 30

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

Wednesday/April 1

Drama. 7 p.m. at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Road. Watch “The Other Twelve Disciples.” Free, but freewill offering taken. Visit www.mtolivet-umc.org for more.

Bird Walk. 9 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults can search for birds. Free. 703-228-6535.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 18-35 months can learn about nature through stories, songs and more. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Wild Ones: Don’t Bee Fooled. 3:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 6-10 can learn about Mother Nature’s best tricks and learn a few classic tricks. $2/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Stars of Spring. 7:30 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Families with children ages 7 and up can look for Leo the Lion and other constellations. $3/person. Regisration required, 703-228-6535.