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Now Through March 6

<cal2>Passport to the World: A Festival of Music, Dance, Art and Story. Music and Dance troupes will perform on Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. (2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26 and 3/5). These performances will be preceded by free dance workshops and demonstrations at 4 p.m. on select Saturdays. (2/5, 2/12, 2/26) Sunday afternoons will feature family-friendly puppet and story theater presentations (2/6, 2/27 at 2 p.m. and 2/13 at 4 p.m. Tickets for performances are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors, and $5 for puppet and story theater events. ArtSpace Falls Church is located at 410 South Maple Avenue in the Pearson Square Building. Free Parking is available in the 400 and 410 South Maple Buildings. For tickets, visit www.creativecauldron.org.

<cal1>Now Through Feb. 12

<cal2>"Light Up the Sky." Free performances. Presented by Mount Olivet Players; directed and produced in conjunction with Keegan Theatre. Fridays: Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays: Jan. 29*, Feb. 5*, Feb. 12* at 7:30 p.m. Sundays: Jan. 30, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. * Dinner Theater with Saturday shows, 6 p.m. (adults: $12, children: $6). At Mount Olivet UMC, 1500 N. Glebe Road, Arlington. For tickets, call 703-527-3934 or www.mountolivetumc.smartevents.com.

<cal1>Now Through Feb. 28

<cal2>Treasures from the Heart. A show and sale that will feature art by Arlington artists, specially themed for Valentine’s Day. Presented by the Arlington Artists Alliance. Opening reception is Saturday, Feb. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. At the Arlington Arts Gallery, 5179 Lee Highway, Arlington.

<cal1>Feb. 2-5

<cal2>Crystal Couture. 6 to 10 p.m. nightly. Free. With a theme of "Exotic and Elegant to Everything Everyday," five nights of fashion, fun and festivities. Twenty fashion boutiques and designers each night, runway shows, local DJs, open bar, free snacks, free makeovers from makeup artists and hair stylists - and more!

Feb. 2 – Host, Bianca Chardei, America’s Next Top Model Contestant;

Feb. 3 – Host, Karen Sommer Shallett, DC Modern Luxury;

Feb. 4 – Host DJ Sarah Fraser from HOT 99.5 – Go Red for Women;

Feb. 5 – Closing bash hosted by BisNow – The Scene;

At 1750 Crystal Drive, Crystal City, Arlington. Visit www.crystalcity.org.

<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 3

<cal2>U.S. Army Concert Band. 7:30 p.m. Music from the Heart: Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, John Philip Sousa’s Fairest of the Fair, and more. At Brucker Hall. Ft. Myer, Arlington. Visit www.usarmyband.com.

<cal1>Feb. 4-5

<cal2>"Les Miserables." 7 p.m. Free. At Rivendell School, 5700 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Donations are welcome.

<cal1>Feb. 4-12

<cal2>"Light Up the Sky." Free performances. Fridays, Feb. 4 and 11 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Feb. 5 and 12 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12/adults; $6/children. Performed by the Mount Olivet Players. At Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Road, Arlington. For tickets, call 703-527-3934 or www.mountolivetumc.smartevents.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 5

<cal2>Sister Rock. 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10. Featuring Friday Harbor, The Bluff, Sound Limit, and more bands. A Benefit concert for the Arlington-Aachen Sister City Scholarships and Programs. At Lyon Village Community House, 1920 N. Highland St., Arlington.

Found Footage Festival. Admission is $12. Old Videos and Comedy. Hosts Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher ("Late Show with David Letterman") return to the Drafthouse with their most densely-packed lineup of videos to date, complete with bad celebrity career moves, drunk guys mooning Hare Krishnas, and, at long last, cats riding motorcycles. At Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. Visit http://ArlingtonDrafthouse.com

Halftime Step Show. 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10. The area's best step dance teams will compete for cash prizes and the right to be called the best Halftime Step Dance Team in the Washington, DC area. The team registration fee is $65 now through January 21. Late registration between January 22-28 is $90. All registrations fees are non-refundable. For team registration and tickets please call 703-228-4747 or register online at registration.arlingtonva.us - use Activity Code: 970005B for team registration. For Tickets: 970005A for tickets. At Washington Lee Auditorium.

Broadway Desserts. 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $35. Broadway musical selections and desserts presented by the Bishop O’Connell High School Music Department. At Bishop O'Connell High School, 6600 Little Falls Road, Arlington. Visit www.bishopoconnell.org/desserts or call 703-237-1462.

Country Western Dance. 7:30 p.m. line dancing; 8:30-11 p.m. dancing. Scotty and Lynne Inman will teach an advanced beginner West Coast Swing lesson at 8 p.m. Includes Two Step, Waltz, line, Swing, Cha Cha, and specialty dances. At Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallow Road, Falls Church. Visit www.nvcwda.org or call the hot line 703-860-4941.

The Ancient Avant-Garde. Huun Huur Tu Rethinks Tuva's Age-Old Music on Ancestors Call. At Rosslyn Spectrum Theater, 1611 North Kent St., Arlington. Call 703-875-1100.

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 8

<cal2>Swing Dancing. 9 to 11 p.m. Admission is $10. With the Smokin’ Polecats with Marianna Previti. At the Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

American Composers Love the Violin. 7:30 p.m. Program includes music by Philip Glass, Donald Erb, and a performance of Steve Reich’s Different Trains for Amplified String Quartet. At Brucker Hall, Ft. Myer. Visit www.usarmyband.com.

<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 10

<cal2>U.S. Army Ceremonial Band. 7:30 p.m. Music by legendary composers such as John Philip Sousa, Igor Stravinsky, and Franz Von Suppe; as well as a new suite featuring music from some of today’s most popular video games. At Brucker Hall, Fort Myer. Visit www.usarmyband.com.

<cal1>Feb. 11 and 12

<cal2>Red Wanting Blue. 9 p.m. Cost is $12. At IOTA Club and Café, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Visit www.iotaclubandcafe.com.

Comedian Andy Kindler. Friday at 9:55 p.m. and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $20. Andy was a series judge on NBC’s "Last Comic Standing" this summer and voices Mort the mortician on the Fox animated series "Bob’s Burgers," after "The Simpsons." At the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. Visit http://ArlingtonDrafthouse.com.

<cal1>Feb. 11 through Feb. 14

<cal2>Singing Valentines. A Women’s Quartet from the Potomac Harmony Chorus offers singing valentines. You may choose two of the following love songs: "Blueberry Hill," "Cuddle Up A Little Closer," "I Don't Know Why I Love You Like I Do," "It Had To Be You," "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," and "True Love." Valentines can also be sung via phone. For more information and to order Singing Valentines, email singingvalentines@potomacharmony.org or call 703-764-3896 or visit www.PotomacHarmony.org. Order by Feb. 8.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 12

<cal2>Spaghetti Dinner. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $5; maximum cost per family is $15; free for children under 5. A freewill offering will be taken for Arlington’s homeless citizens through Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN). At St. John’s, 415 South Lexington St., Arlington. Go to http://stjohnsarlington.thediocese.net/ for directions.

Chinese New Year Festival. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dragon and Lion dances, Asian foods, workshops on Chinese cooking and language, craft and business booths, and a Lunar New Year Parade. At Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Contact Tiny at 703-868-1509, tiny.tang@verizon.net or visit the web site : www.ChineseNewYearFestival.org

Valentine Making Workshop. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. An AAC artist will guide you in making a handmade Valentine for a family member, friend, or sweetheart. At the Barnes & Noble at Clarendon Market Commons, Arlington.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 13

<cal2>DC Record Fair. 11 a.m. early admission $5; noon to 5 p.m. $2. Some 30 vendors, vintage and rare LPs, 45s and ephemera. At the Ballroom at Artisphere.

U.S. Army Blues in Concert. 3 p.m. Free. A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald featuring guest vocalist Delores King Williams. At Washington–Lee High School Auditorium, Arlington. Visit www.usarmyband.com.

Isn’t It Romantic? 4 p.m. Free. IBIS Chamber Music Society featuring music for piano trio and flute by Kreisler, Chopin, Gaubert and Brahms. At Rock Springs Congregational Church, 5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington. Visit http://www.ibischambermusic.org

<cal1>Monday/Feb. 14

<cal2>Wine, Comedy and "The Princess Bride." 7 p.m. Cost is $8. Starts at 6:30 p.m. with a Wine Tasting; Stand-Up Comedy starts at 7 p.m.; Movie starts at 7:45 p.m. At the Arlington Cinema & Draft House, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington.

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 15

<cal2>Swing Dancing. 9 to 11 p.m. Admission is $10. With the Jimmy Cole Band. At Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

Brucker Hall Chamber Music Series. 7:30 p.m. Featuring Pershing’s Own Chamber Players. At Brucker Hall, Ft. Myer. Visit www.usarmyband.com.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 16

<cal2>Arlington Free Clinic Night. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Support medical care for the uninsured. Drink and food specials, guest bartenders every hour, door prizes. $10 donation at the door. At Velocity Five, 2300 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. Visit www.arlingtonfreeclinic.org.

<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 17

<cal2>Floral Designer Sarah von Pollaro. 11 a.m. Free. Will speak to the Rock Spring Garden Club on the basics of floral design and flower care to show how you can create your own floral designs at home. At Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Road, Arlington. RSVP to 607-425-4176.

2011 Economic Update. 6:30 p.m. Dr. Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior VP of research for the National Association of Realtors. At Bishop O’Connell High School, 6600 Little Falls Road, Arlington. Contact Gerry Vent at gvent@bishopoconnell.org or 703-237-1445.

<cal1>Feb. 18 To March 6

<cal2>"A Midsummer Night’s Dream." Directed by Elena Velasco with music composed by Barbara Schelstrate. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 18 to March 6 at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m.; Adults $20; Students and seniors $15. For tickets, call 703-892-0202, ext. 6. At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. (Route 50 and S. George Mason Dr.), Arlington.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 20

<cal2>25th Wammies Award Show. 8 p.m. Tickets are $35/general; $20/WAMA members; $15/nominees. A pre-Wammies VIP reception will be held at Argia’s, Falls Church. To be held at The State Theatre in Falls Church. Visit www.wamadc.com or call 703-368-3300.

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 22

<cal2>Brucker Hall Chamber Music Series. 7:30 p.m. Music for Woodwind Quintet: works by Paul Hindemith, Anton Reicha, and Greg Danner. At Brucker Hall, Ft. Myer. Visit www.usarmyband.com

<cal1>Feb. 25-26

<cal2>Comedian Jon Lovitz. Admission is $30. At the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. Visit http://ArlingtonDrafthouse.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 26

<cal2>Crystal City 1K Wine Walk. 2 to 6 p.m. Presented by the Crystal City Business Improvement District in partnership with the Washington Wine Academy. 1K Wine Walk promises "racers" the opportunity to taste and learn about between 30-40 wines as they make their way through the shops and interior walkways of Crystal City. At the Crystal City Shops and Interior Walkways, 2200 Crystal Drive, Crystal City, Arlington. Tickets available at www.washingtonwineacademy.org. Contact Abbey Watson at awatson@scottcircle.com or at 202-207-3660.

<cal1>March 1-5

<cal2>"BeautyBeast." A retelling of the classic story of Beauty and the Beast" by Aurora Opera. School day performances March 1-3 at 10 a.m.; public performances March 5 at 2 and 4 p.m. For tickets, go to www.auroropera.org/tickets. At the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre in Arlington (Route 50 and N. Glebe Road).

<cal1>Thursdays/March 3 to April 14

<cal2>Watercolor 1.0. 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $170 for seven weeks. Have fun learning the basics of watercolor painting with two local artists, Beth Hudgins and Linda Maldonado. At St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 N. Lorcom Lane, Arlington. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org or call 703-894-0539.

<cal1>Saturday/March 5

<cal2>Party for a Cure. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Third-annual 2YF GALA. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar while listening to Burnt Sienna! In addition, a raffle, silent auction and dancing ‘til you drop! Tickets are $95. At the Washington Golf and Country Club. Visit http://www.2yf.org.

<cal1>Sunday/March 13

<cal2>DC Antique Photo Show. Cost is $25 preview admission at 11 a.m.; then $10 public admission from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participating in the program will be members of The Daguerreain Society, National Stereoscopic Association, Photo Historical Societies of Canada and New England; and Magic Lantern Societies, both US and UK. At the Holiday Inn Rosslyn/Key Bridge, 1900 N. Ft. Myer Dr., Arlington. Visit AntiquePhotoShow.com or call 703-534-8220.

<cal1>Saturday/March 19

<cal2>Arlington Kids Stuff Sale. 8 a.m. to noon. Features used, seasonally appropriate kids clothes, toys and gear, maternity clothes, books, videos, kids furniture and more. At St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, corner of Military Road and Lorcom Lane. Visit www.kidsstuffsale.com.

<cal1>Sunday/May 22

<cal2>Taste of Arlington. Noon to 5 p.m. More than 40 restaurants, local talent, arts and crafts, children’s activities. Tickets are eight tastes for $20/online; or eight tastes for $25/door. At Wilson Boulevard and Ballston Common Mall. Tickets go on sale Feb. 1. Visit www.tasteofarlington.com/tickets.html or call 703-528-3527.