<cal1>Thursday/May 12

<cal2>Author Event. 7 p.m. "Urban Green: Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities" by Peter Harnik. At the Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington.

Office Space Movie Festival. 7 p.m. Admission is $12. New high-def projector, trivia contest, O-Face Contest. Hosted by comedian Rob Maher. At the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington.

<cal1>Friday/May 13

<cal2>Military to Civilian Career Expo. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At the Doubletree Hotel Washington DC — Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Visit CivilianJobs.com. Call 678-819-4132. All military and prior military may visit www.civilianjobs.com to pre-register.

National Chamber Players: Saint-Saens and Brahms. 7:30 p.m. Episcopal High School will host the fourth annual National Chamber Players concert to benefit Autism Speaks. The program will be Camille Saint-Saëns' The Carnival of the Animals and Brahms' Sextet in B major, with guests Benny and Eric Kim, and pianist Rohan de Silva. Call 202-955-3111 or email nationalcapitalarea@autismspeaks.org.

<cal1>May 13-14

<cal2>Comedian Andrew Dice Clay. Admission is $40. Friday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:55 p.m.; Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:55 p.m. At Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington.

<cal1>Saturday/May 14

<cal2>Ashlawn Fun Fair. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Moon bounce, cake walk, crazy hair, face painting, raffle. Games for all ages and fun for the entire family. At Ashlawn Elementary School, 5950 8th Rd. N., Arlington.

Antigone Rising. 8 p.m. At the IOTA Club & Café in Arlington.

Trunk and Treasure Yard Sale. 8 a.m. to noon. Sale items include baby equipment, clothing, household goods, and more. At Our Savior Lutheran Church and School, 825 S. Taylor Street, Arlington.

Stamp Out Hunger Letter Carriers Food Drive. Donations can be left near your home’s mailbox or by your apartment/condo mail room. Donations collected in Arlington will be donated to the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC).

Critique the Critics Art Bash. 8 to 11 p.m. Eight DC notables go head-to-head in timed, amateur art competitions using childhood art supplies. The night will feature contemporary art, a silent auction, designer cocktails and open bar, catering and tunes. Admission is $50/ VIP Tickets $125. At the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Tickets available at https://www.arlingtonartscenter.org/tickets

Walk for the Animals. 8:30 a.m. registration; 9:30 a.m. walk. Three-mile walk or one-mile stroll will start and finish at Arlington’s Bluemont Park, 329 N. Manchester Street, Arlington. Registration is $25/advance; $40/day. Sponsored by the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. To register or donate, visit www.awla.org or awla.kintera.org/walk2011.

<cal1>May 14-15

<cal2>"Coppelia Ballet." Saturday, May 14 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30/adults; $20/children. At the Ernst Cultural Center Theater, NVCC Annandale Campus. For tickets, visit www.virginiaballetcompany.org or call 703-249-8227.

<cal1>Sunday/May 15

<cal2>Service of Remembrance. 7 p.m. The service is to remember, honor and celebrate the lives of friends and family who have died. At St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4250 North Glebe Road, Arlington. All are welcome. 703-536-6606, www.saint-peters.org

<cal2>Culpepper Garden Open House. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come enjoy a light lunch, tours of the facility and stroll through the gardens celebrating the arrival of Spring!

Zip Through a Tight Space. 7 to 9 p.m. A fundraiser for Jane Franklin Dance. Features performances, light supper, wine tasting and a silent auction. Admission is $35; $40/door. At Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-933-1111 or www.janefranklin.com.

Ashton Heights 90th Anniversary House Tour. 1 to 4 p.m. Reception following at 4 p.m. Featuring Ashton Heights and Neighboring Lyon Park Homes. Tickets available at the Lyon Park Community Center, 414 N. Fillmore St., Arlington, starting at noon on tour day. Tickets prices: $25 for adults, $5 for children under 12. Price includes admission to tour houses, brochure and map, and reception. Rain or shine, no refunds.

<cal1>Monday/May 16

<cal2>Incarcerated Mother’s Holiday Program. 6 to 8 p.m. The program allows female inmates to have contact with their children. It is designed to strengthen and encourage mothers to have positive relationships with their minor children to help lessen the impact and effects of separation.

<cal1>Wednesday/May 18

<cal2>Comedian Doug Benson. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. At the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. Visit http://ArlingtonDrafthouse.com

<cal1>Thursday/May 19

<cal2>Seniors Beauty Pageant. 2 p.m. Arlington’s Patricia Heenan, Ruth Findley and Toby Greenwald are competing. Donation of $10 suggested. At Lee Center-Kauffman Auditorium, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria. Call 703-425-7258 or 703-549-7012.

"Race to Nowhere" Film. Tickets are $10/$15 at door. At Kenmore Middle School, 200 South Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Contact Marjorie Macieira at marjmaci@yahoo.com, 703 243-0483 for questions. Ticket sales are online at: http://www.racetonowhere.com/epostcard/4897.

<cal1>May 19 to June 11

<cal2>"Como Si Fuera Esta Noche" ("As If It Were Tonight") by Gracia Morales (Spain). In Spanish with English surtitles. Thursdays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25/regular; Students/Seniors $20; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.. Tickets are $30/regular; $students/seniors $25. At Gunston Arts Center Theater Two, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. Call 703-548-3092 or visit www.teatrodelaluna.org.

<cal1>Friday/May 20

<cal2>Fundraising Concert. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Performances will be by Claremont Immersion's Orff and Chorus groups, the Arlington county-wide Spanish Chorus, and the George Mason Elementary Chorus. There will be a presentation about Water.org and it's mission. Tickets are $10. At Gunston Middle School, Arlington. At Gunston Middle School in Arlington.

Symphony Orchestra of Arlington. 7:30 p.m. Featuring the works of Mozart and Tchaikovsky. The Washington Mens' Camerata, directed by Frank Albinder, with soloists Laura Wehmeyer - soprano, and Jackson Caesar - tenor are scheduled to participate. Visit www.symphonyorchestraofarlington.com.

<cal1>May 20 and 21

<cal2>Comedian Todd Barry. 9:55 p.m. Tickets are $23. Known as Mickey Rourke's no-so-nice boss in The Wrestler; as the annoying bongo player on HBO's Flight of the Conchords; or in roles on Sex And the City, The Larry Sanders Show, Chappelle's Show, The Sarah Silverman Program, Pootie Tang, and Road Trip. At the Arlington Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington.

<cal1>Saturday/May 21

<cal2>Toss Fore the Cure. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This event promises to marry a family barbeque and a fun cornhole tournament. Proceeds will benefit breast cancer research at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Registration is $100 per team (2 people) and will include food and beverages. Non-tournament registration is $20 per person. Contact Christian Conant (202-687-1377) or visit http://www.swingforethecure.org/event05-21-11.asp to register. At the American Legion 139, 3445 Washington Blvd., Arlington.

Pruning Trees and Shrubs. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Arlington Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension, with support from Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. At Bon Air Park, corner of Wilson Blvd., and North Lexington St., Arlington. To register, call 703-228-6414.

Flea Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bake sale, jewelry, clothing, plants, white elephants and more. At the Lincolnia Senior Center, 4710 N. Chambliss St., Alexandria. Call 703-914-0223.

HB Woodlawn 5K Race. 8 a.m. Fund-raiser for H2O for Life. (www.h2oforlifeschools.org). At Potomac Overlook Park in Arlington. For details, email: 2covet@gmail.com or www.2covet.blogspot.com.

Poetry and Music of the Civil War. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. As part of the Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the American Civil War in Alexandria, join poet Peter Lattu for a reading of Civil War poems, and poet John "Fin" Finerty who will read original poetry about Civil War events. Plus, enjoy a trio of flutists performing period music. At the Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria. Call 703-548-0035 or visit www.nvfaa.org

<cal1>May 21 and 22

<cal2>"Peter Pan." Presented by The Kintz-Mejia Academy of Ballet. Saturday, May 21 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, May 22 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25/door. At George Mason High School Theater, 7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Tickets are $25. Contact Carolanne O'Neil at coneil@westassoc1.com or 703-893-0404 ext. 217 or visit www.kintzmejiaballet.com.

<cal1>Sunday/May 22

<cal2>Taste of Arlington. Noon to 5 p.m. Free. A wide array of Arlington’s favorite eateries will be participating in the Taste again this year including: Jaleo, Willow, Toby’s Homemade Ice Cream and Lebanese Taverna. Entertainment and business booths. Tickets are $20/online for eight tastes; $25/door. Tickets are on sale at:

http://www.tasteofarlington.com/tickets.html or call 703-528-3527. At Wilson Boulevard in front of Ballston Common Mall.

<cal1>Tuesday/May 24

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

<cal1>Wednesday/May 25

<cal2>Breakfast with Del. Patrick Hope. 7:30 a.m. Hope will provide an insightful review of the last session of the Virginia Legislature. At the Metro 29 Diner, 4711 Lee Highway, Arlington. Call 703-533-2210.

<cal1>Friday/May 27

<cal2>Concert for Japan. 7 p.m. IBIS joins forces with the Rock Spring Congregational Church and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington for a concert to benefit earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. With guest soprano Elizabeth Kluegel. At the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington.

<cal1>Saturday/May 28

<cal2>Argentine Festival. 4 p.m. Authentic foods, crafts and top Tango and folkloric performers direct from Argentina. Highlights include: Rio platense folk singer Miguel Dure and Tango fusion/multi-media artist Victorio Menghi. Tickets are $20/advance; $30/door. At Thomas Jefferson Theatre, 125 South Old Glebe Road, Arlington. Visit www.tickeri.com for tickets or visit www.festivalargentinoUSA.com, or call 703-212-5850.

<cal1>Tuesday/May 31

<cal2>Swing Dancing. 9 to 11 p.m. Admission is $10. With BG and the Mojo Hands. At the Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

<cal1>Friday/June 3

<cal2>Summer Concert. 8 p.m. Free. The Concert Band and Singing Sergeants of the U.S. Air Force Band. At the Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington. Call 202- 767-5658 or visit www.usafband.af.mil.

<cal1>June 3 and 4

<cal2>Comedian Jeff Dye. 9:55 p.m. Tickets are $18. Known from Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, MTV, and Just for Laughs Festival. At the Arlington Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington.

<cal1>Sunday/June 5

<cal2>"Mass of the Children." 4 p.m. Performance by John Rutter and the Clerestory Choir, Vocal Soloists and Chamber Orchestra. At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Contact Bob Griffith at musdir@uucava.org or 703-892-2135.

<cal1>June 10-12

<cal2>Art Sale. Presented by the Arlington Artists Alliance. All artwork is $75 and under. Hours: Friday, June 9, 5 - 8pm; Saturday, June 10, 11 a.m. -5 p.m., and Sunday, June 12, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. At Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org.

<cal1>June 25-26

<cal2>"Every Night I Die. (PG-13). 6:30 p.m. Preview benefits at La Rumba, 945 N. Jackson St., Arlington. Original drama about a Filipino family in the 1930s. Visit www.everynightidie.com.

<cal1>Saturday/July 23

<cal2>Hoopchi Workshop. Level I from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Level II from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. Hula hoop dance intertwined with Tai Chi-inspired movements. At the United Methodist Church, 4201 Fairfax Drive, Arlington. www.LucasHooping.com

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 15

<cal2>Rock n Roll Flea Market and Guitar Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale. Visit www.rockfleamarket.com.

<cal1>Oct. 21 to 23

<cal2>U.S. FreedomWalk Festival. A family friendly weekend, non-competitive, social walking challenge bringing participants of all ages and abilities together for fun, fitness, and international friendship. Different trails will be offered each day, and a variety of distances ranging from 3 miles (5 km) to 27 miles (43 km) is offered each day starting each day at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn.