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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. 20-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. 20-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.
<cal1>Jan. 20-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>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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
<cal1>Monday, Jan. 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 email@example.com
<cal1>Mondays, Jan. 25-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>Swing Dancing. 9-11 p.m. Admission $10. With the Big Three Trio. At the Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.
<cal2>Brass Quintet Night. 7:30 p.m. Featuring musicians from The U.S. Coast Guard Band, The U.S. Naval Academy Band, The U.S. Army Brass Quintet, and special guests The Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass. At Brucker Hall, Fort Myer. Visit www.usarmyband.com.
Film: "The Country Teacher (2008)." 6:30 p.m. Free. Part of the Shirlington Library World Cinema Spotlight. Call 703-228-6545.
<cal2>The U.S. Army Blues. 7:30 p.m. With guest soloists SSgt Ryan McGeorge ("The President’s Own" U.S. Marine Band), euphonium, and SMSgt Gil Corella (The U.S. Air Force Band), tuba. At Brucker Hall, Fort Myer. Visit www.usarmyband.com.
<cal2>Armed Forces Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. With The U.S. Army Orchestra with guest soloists Dr. Zach Collins, tuba; Dr. Martin Cochran, euphonium; GySgt Frank Crawford, tuba; and SFC Chris Sarangoulis, tuba. At Brucker Hall, Fort Myer. Visit www.usarmyband.com.
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.
<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.
<cal2>2010 Tuba-Euphonium Conference Grand Concert. With guest soloists, including Carol Jantsch, Principal Tuba of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Featuring The U.S. Army Concert Band, COL Thomas Rotondi, Jr., conducting. At Brucker Hall, Fort Myer. Visit www.usarmyband.com.
Mardi Gras Friday. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $65. The Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington hosts a Mardi Gras celebration with jazz and Southern food. National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd. Arlington. Call 202-722-2280, x 305, or www.samaritanministry.org
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.
<cal2>Washington Saxophone Quartet. 4 p.m. At St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 4250 North Glebe Road, Arlington. Call 703-536-6606, or visit the St. Peter's music program Web site at: http://www.stpetersmusic.org.
<cal2>"Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood." 7:30 p.m. Free film screening. The film offers an eye-opening account of the pervasive and pernicious effects of children’s advertising on the health and well-being of today’s kids. At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. RSVP to email@example.com. Call 703-931-3975.
<cal2>Swing Dance. 9-11 p.m. Augie Swing. Vocals by Sue Matthews backed up by John Jensen on trombone, Robert Redd on piano, Steve Abshire on jazz guitar, Tom Mitchell on jazz guitar and vocals, and Ralph Gordon on bass. At 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Cost is $10.
<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.
<cal2>Comedian Todd Barry. 9:15 p.m. at the Arlington Drafthouse Comedy Theater. Tickets are $20. At 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. Go to http://www.arlingtondrafthouse.com/
<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 firstname.lastname@example.org.