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<cal2>Encore Chorale. Conducted by Jeanne Kelly. Will meet on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. at the Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper Street, Arlington. First rehearsal on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. call Jeanne Kelly at 301-261-5747; 571-215-6118 or email Jeanne.email@example.com. Visit the Web site http://encorecreativity.org.
Tree Stewards. Volunteer to improve the health of urban trees through educational programs, tree planting and maintenance throughout Arlington and Alexandria. The next volunteer training program will be held Tuesday evenings, from Feb. 16 through April 27 at the Walter Reed Community Center in Arlington. $120 covers the cost of the course, a training manual and all handout materials. Deadline for applying is Jan. 22. Call 703-228-6423 or email TreeStewards_ArlAlex@verizon.net.
<cal1>Jan. 12-March 7
<cal2>"I am My Own Wife." Andrew Long plays all 33 characters, from Charlotte, her aunt and her father, SS commanders and Stasi officials, to international reporters and the playwright himself. Showtimes are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Presented by Signature Theater in the ARK Theater. Tickets are $47-$71, and are available by calling Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT or visiting www.signature-theatre.org.
<cal1>Jan. 13-Feb. 21
<cal2>"Unleashing the Wild Beasts." Opening reception on Sunday, Jan. 17 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Come enjoy some refreshments while exploring each artists’ interpretation of the "Fauvist" art movement. Sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance. At Cassatt's Café, 4536 North Lee Highway, Arlington. Call 703-894-0504.
<cal2>Joint Choral Concert. 7 p.m. Free. Washington-Lee High School choral department is hosting a countywide choral concert with 400 students. In the Washington-Lee auditorium. Call 703-228-6004
<cal2>Citrus Fruit Sale. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fresh Florida citrus, pure Vermont maple syrup and pecans for sale. Sponsored by the Northwest Arlington Lions Club. At the Overlee Pool lower parking lot, 6030 Lee Highway, Arlington. Call 703-243-7938.
<cal1>Jan. 15-Feb. 6
<cal2>"Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" 8 p.m. nightly; Saturday/Sunday matinees 2:30 p.m. (No matinee Jan. 16). Sponsored by the American Century Theater. At the Theater Two, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. Tickets are $26-$32. Tickets can be ordered online at www.americancentury.org or by calling 703-998-4555.
<cal2>"Reefer Madness." 8 p.m. Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.. Cost is $15. Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana. Hosted by Dominion Stage. At Gunston Arts Center, Theatre One, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. Go to www.dominionstage.org. Reservations can be made online or by calling 703-683-0502.
<cal2>Breakfast Reach Out Meeting. 9:15 a.m. $3.25 donation. Sponsored by Arlington Aglow. Speaker Mike Bickle, founder of the International House of Prayer, via DVD. At St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 3439 Payne street, Baileys Crossroads. For reservations, call Betty Rose Forsell at 703-671-9264.
Children's Theater Festival. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Teatro de la Luna, Los Quetzalitos and Las Lunitas (the Little Moons). All activities are bilingual. Admission is $10 for the play.
* At 11 a.m., children will do painting, drawing, reading and storytelling.
* At noon there will be a performance of "The Cat and the Seagull."
* At 1 p.m. Los Quetzalitos, Children’s Mexican Dance Group and Las Lunitas — children who have participated in La Luna’s Saturday Bilingual Theater Workshops - will take the stage.
* At 4 p.m., the second performance of "The Cat and the Seagull."
At the Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., "LL" Level, Arlington. Call 703-548-3092; www.teatrodelaluna.org.
Country Western Dance. 8:30-11 p.m. $10/$12 admission. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association. BJ Brown will be the DJ. Eileen Scott will review the "Quarter to Six" line dance beginning at 7:30 p.m., and Cliff and Donna Carlson will teach a beginners’ "East Coast Swing" couples dance at 8 p.m. At Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Visit the Web site, www.nvcwda.org or call the hot line 703-860-4941.
<cal2>Martin Luther King Celebration. 7 p.m. The award-winning Washington-Lee Jazz Big Band will perform, as will a combined choir featuring gospel singers from Arlington’s Lomax A.M.E. Zion Church, Macedonia Baptist Church, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Mt. Zion Baptist Church and St. John Baptist Church. Mixed throughout the program will be readings from the winners of the 2010 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay contest. At the Thomas Jefferson Auditorium. Go to www.arlingtnova.us.
<cal1>Mondays, Jan. 18 and 25
<cal2>The Kadampa Way of Life: Practical Advice for Daily Happiness. At the Vajrayogini Buddhist Center — Arlington Branch Class. At The Griffin Center 3800 Fairfax Dr., Suite 5, Arlington. Cost is $12. Visit www.meditation-dc.org or contact us at 202-986-2257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
<cal1>Mondays, Jan. 18-Feb. 8
<cal2>Theology on Tap. 7 p.m. gather; 7:30 p.m. talk followed by questions. The goal is to provide a forum for young adults to learn about and discuss their faith in a relaxing social setting. (Must be age 21). At Pat Troy's Ireland's Own, 111 North Pitt Street, Alexandria. Call 703-549-4535.
<cal2>National Chamber Players. 6:30 p.m. Free. National Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Nurit Bar-Josef joins National Chamber Players artistic director James Lee and other members. 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m. concert. Meets at Pendleton Hall, Episcopal High School, 3900 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria.
Swing Dance. 9-11 p.m. Admission: $10. With the Craig Sparks Swingtet who bring life to the songbooks of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Duke Ellington. At the Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.
<cal2>Lunchtime Chamber Concert. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Strauss: Selected Songs; Shostakovich: Quartet No. 3, op. 73. At the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent Street, Arlington. Call 703-228-1850 or visit http://www.arlingtonarts.org.
Holistic Moms Network. 7-9 p.m. The Arlington/Alexandria Chapter meeting. Special Performance by Groovy Nate. Meets at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington. Go to http://arlalexva.holisticmoms.org. Email: email@example.com or 703-824-6167.
<cal2>Dance Competition. 4-7 p.m. $3 admission. The finalists for "So You Think You Can Dance Contest" perform. At Annandale High School, 4700 Medford Drive, Annandale. Sponsored by the Fairfax County Department of Community and Recreation Services' Teen Services Division. Call 703-324-TEEN.
<cal2>Happy Birthday Wolfgang. 4 p.m. $25 admission, $15 students. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s loveliest chamber music including the Piano Trio in C Major, Duo for Violin and Viola, Piano Quartet in G minor and more. With the National Chamber Ensemble, Leonid Sushansky, artistic director. At the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent Street, Arlington. Call 703-573-SEAT or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
<cal2>Swing Dancing. 9-11 p.m. Admission $10. With the Big Three Trio. At the Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.
<cal1>Jan. 29-April 3
<cal2>Transhuman Conditions. Opening reception is Friday, Jan. 29 from 6-9 p.m. Features 10 artists thinking about the future of the human body — from living forever, to redesigning our appearance and abilities at will, to leaving behind reality as we know it and starting over in a virtual world. At the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.
<cal1>Starting Jan. 29
<cal2>Free Yoga Classes. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays and Tuesdays. A balanced program of yoga classes for four weeks, for free. Held at Little River Yoga. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-209-0049.
<cal2>Country Western Dance. 7:30-11 p.m. Admission is $10/members, $12/nonmembers. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Country western Dance Association. Kevin Handy will be the DJ. Bo and Ann Marlin will teach the "Queen’s Waltz" line dance beginning at 7:30 p.m., and Matt Leonard will review the "Harmony Stroll" couples specialty dance at 8 p.m. Open dancing from 8:30-11 p.m. and includes Two Step, Waltz, line, Swing, Cha Cha, and specialty dances. At Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Visit the Web site at www.nvcwda.org or call 703-860-4941.
<cal1>Feb. 2-March 2
<cal2>Cancer Prevention Cooking Course. $25/class or $80 total. Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Cancer Project. Call Cornelia Lesh at 703-558-6740 or e-mail CLesh@virginiahospitalcenter.com. At Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 N. George Mason Drive, Arlington.
<cal2>Cooking Up a Love Life. Singles Cooking Classes. Features food from Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia, will teach you how to make easy, sumptuous dishes perfect for entertaining. At the Open Kitchen in Falls Church. To register, call 703-334-1504 or visit: http://openkitchen-dcmetro.com/cookingclasses/class-schedule/. At 7115 Leesburg Pike, #107, Falls Church.
<cal2>Peace Corps Lunch Time Information Session. Noon to 1 p.m. Meets at the Peace Corps Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Office, 1525 Wilson Blvd., Suite 100, Arlington.
<cal1>March 13, 20
<cal2>American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Cost is $110. This course is ideal for anyone who is employed or participates in recreational activities in wilderness or remote areas where emergency care may be delayed. At the Arlington Chapter of the National Capital Region, 4333 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-527-3010, Ext. 736 or contact email@example.com.