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<cal2>Skate Night. Every Saturday night from now to March 26, 2011. Family skating from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Teen-only skating from 9 to 11 p.m. Live deejay. Admission is $2/person; skate rental is $3/person. At Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd Street South, Arlington. Call Mary McMullen at 703-228-4711 or visit www.arlingtonva.us/teens/
<cal2>Line Dancing Class. 10 to 11 a.m. Line dancing with Barbara Allen. Covers the basic steps, then combines them to music for a gentle, social, aerobic workout. More experienced line dancers are welcome as they can assist the newer dancers. At Aurora Hills Senior Center. Call 703-228-5722.
<cal1>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.
<cal2>Signature Cabaret Featuring Euan Morton. Thursday, Feb. 10 at 8:30 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person and available by calling Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT. At Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Shirlington.
<cal2>The Civil War Sesquicentennial. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Arlington’s role and preservation efforts around the region. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Arlington. At the Dining Room, Arlington Career Center, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive, Arlington. Contact Mary Cottrell Mary@WordsTalk.com
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 Kenmore Middle School Auditorium, Arlington. Visit www.usarmyband.com.
<cal2>"Light Up the Sky." Free performances. Friday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 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.
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 email@example.com or call 703-764-3896 or visit www.PotomacHarmony.org. Order by Feb. 8.
<cal2>Free Valentine Making Workshop. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Valentine-making workshop for children and families. An AAC artist will guide you in making a beautiful handmade Valentine for a family member, friend, or sweetheart. Free; registration not required. Free Valentine Making Workshop. At Barnes & Noble at Clarendon Market Commons.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
<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, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-228-1850.
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
<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.
"Image Is Everything." 7:30 p.m. Free. Part of Signature in the Schools, a work by playwright and director Joe Calarco. Focuses on themes of propaganda, conformity, and personal responsibility. Students participating attend Wakefield High School, Yorktown High School, and HB Woodlawn High School. Students performing are Khaliun Amaburen, Jame Jackson, Stephen Kime, Chloe Laird, Sloane Mebane, Lintel Motsoasele, Delia Penalva, Jose Rodriguez, and Alana Wiljanen. Students working under the tutelage of professional artists and designers in a production capacity include Jenny Barua, Jack Dobbins, Joseph Escobar-Artica, Maya Giacobbe, Emily Hambridge, Max Rosenberg, Amanda Smith, Leila Spolter, and Kiara Trucios. For reservations, call 703-820-9971. Signature Theatre is at 4200 Campbell Ave., Shirlington.
<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.
<cal2>Afternoon Movies for Parents and Kids. 12:45 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 415 South Lexington St., Arlington. For more information, contact Beth Cavey at email@example.com
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.
<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 firstname.lastname@example.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>Feb. 18 and 19
<cal2>Comedian Amy Schumer. Cost is $18. Amy has performed on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show." At the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington.
<cal2>South Arlington Band Pyramid Concert. 1 p.m. Students in grades 4-12, grouped by their feeder school progression. Students from Drew, Randolph, Campbell, Oakridge, Claremont, Key, Carlin Springs, Abingdon, Henry, Barcroft, Barrett, Gunston, Kenmore, Jefferson and Wakefield will participate in the concert. At Wakefield High School 2901 S. Chesterfield Rd., Arlington.
Raspberry Brothers. Cost is $12. NYC comedians mock the movie "Point Break." At the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington.
<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.
<cal2>Swing Dancing. 9 to 11 p.m. Admission is $10. With King Teddy. At the Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.
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
<cal2>Signature Cabaret Featuring Katie Thompson. Tuesday, Feb. 22 to Saturday, Feb. 26 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person and available by calling Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT. At Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Shirlington.
<cal2>"Deeper" Film. 7 p.m. Admission is $12. By Teton Gravity Research. At the Arlington Cinema & Draft House.
<cal1>Feb. 24 to 26
<cal2>Lions Charity Fundraising. Fresh Florida citrus and pure Vermont Maple syrup for sale at the Overlee Pool, 6030 Lee Highway, lower parking lot. Feb. 24 to 26 (or until sold out), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 703-243-7938.
<cal2>Comedian Jon Lovitz. Admission is $30. At the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. Visit http://ArlingtonDrafthouse.com.
<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 email@example.com or at 202-207-3660.
<cal2>The Capitol Steps. 5 p.m. Perform at Yorktown High School, 5200 Yorktown Blvd., Arlington. Tickets are available at http://yhscapitolsteps.eventbrite.com for $30 (plus a service charge). Tickets may also be ordered by mailing a check for $30, payable to Yorktown Theatre Arts Parents (YHS TAP) to: YHS Theatre Arts Parents, c/o C. Wysor, 1019 N. McKinley Rd., Arlington VA 22205.
<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, 125 S. Old Glebe Road, 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.
<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.
<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.
<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.
<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.