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<cal1>Saturday Nights

<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/

<cal1>Friday Mornings.

<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. (1/22, 1/29, 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. (1/22, 1/29, 3/5, 2/12, 2/26) Sunday afternoons will feature family-friendly puppet and story theater presentations (1/23, 1/30, 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>Wednesday/Jan. 26

<cal2>Team in Training Party. 6:30 p.m. Team in Training is the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s sports training program that trains beginner athletes to compete in marathons, half marathons, triathlons and 100-mile bike rides. At Whitlow’s on Wilson Bar & Grill, 2845 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. To R.S.V.P. call 703-399-2918 or email Shelby Gosnell at Shelby.Gosnell@lls.org or visit www.teamintraining.org/nca.

Nurture Shock. New Thinking About Children. 7:30 p.m. Author Ashley Merryman will speak, answer questions and sign books. A $10 donation requested with half the proceeds to benefit Arlington Food Assistance Center. At Arlington Unitarian Cooperative Preschool, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-892-3878 or visit www.aucpva.org.

Brass Ensemble Night. 7:30 p.m. Featuring the U.S. Army Brass Quintet, the U.S. Army Field Band Brass Quintet and the Dominion Brass. At Brucker Hall, Fort Myer, Arlington. Visit www.usarmyband.com.

<cal1>Thursday/Jan. 27

<cal2>Rooms With a View Lecture Series. Free. Reception at 6 p.m. and open rehearsal at 6:45 p.m. of Washington Shakespeare Company’s upcoming production of "Juno and the Paycock." The play will run Feb. 17 through March 20. At the Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Rosslyn, Arlington. Hosted by Rosslyn Renaissance. RSVP to rsvp@rosslynva.org.

U.S. Army Blues Featuring Wycliffe Gordon. 7:30 p.m. At Brucker Hall, Fort Myer, Arlington. Visit www.usarmyband.com.

Relay for Life Kickoff Event. 7 to 9 p.m. At the Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington. Email: relayarlington@gmail.com. Visit www.relayarlington.org

<cal1>Jan. 28 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>Friday/Jan. 28

<cal2>All-Night Teen Party. 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Cost is $25 before 1-24; $30/after. At Walter Reed Community Center. To register, call 703-228-4747.

Armed Forces Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble and the U.S. Army Orchestra and guests soloists. 7:30 p.m. At Brucker Hall, Fort Myer, Arlington. Visit www.usarmyband.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 29

<cal2>Wii Are Catching, Coping & Conquering Heart Disease. 10 a.m. to noon. Free blood pressure screening, BMI calculations, 20-minute workout sessions, healthy quick fix snacks and their recipes along with information on heart disease from the American Heart Association. Presented by The Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. At Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th Street South, Arlington. Visit www.dstnovac.org.

Veronneau. Acoustic jazz band performs 7 p.m. At Cassatts Café, 4536 Lee Highway, Arlington. Call 703-527-3330 or visit www.cassattscafe.com.

Grand Concert: The U.S. Army Concert Band and Guest Soloists. 7:30 p.m. At Brucker Hall, Fort Myer, Arlington. Visit www.usarmyband.com.

Ice Skating Gala. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. The ice-skating event will feature a musical performance by Fools & Horses, a photo booth, refreshments, strolling entertainment including a stilt walker, magician, ice queen, and juggler, with a portion of proceeds to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Capitol Chapter. Ice skating rates: $8/adults; $7/kids. At Pentagon Row Ice Rink, 1101 South Joyce Street, Arlington (Pentagon City Metro). Call 301-998-8100 or www.pentagonrow.com/events

<cal1>Jan. 29-30

<cal2>A Vivid Sense of Place. Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. A Vivid Sense of Place is a dynamic dance performance by the Jane Franklin Dance Group that engages the possibilities of wide-open spaces. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $10 children under 10 years. At the Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington. Visit www.janefranklin.com or phone 703-933-1111.

<cal1>Sunday/Jan. 30

<cal2>Fairfax Elderhostel Alumni Assoc. Meeting. 2 to 4 p.m. Three presentations: Historical Mansions on the Hudson River; From Surf to Sky: Exploring Florida's Space Coast with Granddaughter; and West Virginia Mountain Logging Trains and October Fall Color. At George Mason Public Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Call Rebecca Prather on 703-534-2274.

<cal1>Feb. 1 to Feb. 28

<cal2>Treasures from the Heart. Opening reception is Saturday, Feb. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. At the Arlington Arts Gallery, 5179 Lee Highway, Arlington.

<cal1>Feb. 1-5

<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. 1 – Host, Phillipa Hughes, Pinkline Project - T-Shirt Contest;

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>Tuesday/Feb. 1

<cal2>Brucker Hall Chamber Music Series. 7:30 p.m. Song of Service: Music from a Joint Service Men’s Vocal Ensemble. At Brucker Hall, Fort Myer, Arlington. Visit www.usarmyband.com.

<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>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.

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.

<cal1>Feb. 11 and 12

<cal1>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>Feb. 11-12

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

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 12

<cal2>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>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.

<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>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>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>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.