Know of something missing from our community entertainment Calendar? Send it to The Arlington Connection, e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is 2 p.m. the Thursday before publication. Call Steve Hibbard at 703-778-9412 with any questions. Photos are welcome.
<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>June 2 to July 3
<cal2>"Don Quixote." Directed by Paata Tsikurishvili. Tickets are $45 to $50. Presented by Synetic Theatre, 1800 South Bell St., Arlington. Call 800-494-8497.
<cal1>Now Through June 12
<cal2>"Side by Side by Sondheim." At Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. Call 703-820-9771 or visit http://www.signature-theatre.org
<cal2>Comedian Doug Benson. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. At the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. Visit http://ArlingtonDrafthouse.com
<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 email@example.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.
<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 Inaugural Concert. 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature 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. At George Washington Masonic Temple, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria.
Missouri State University Concert Chorale. 7 p.m. The program will consist of "Latvian Bourdon Songs" by Tormis, "Three Latin Hymns" by Schnittke, a Persian song "Upward I Aries, by Betinis, "Es ist genug" by Sandstrom, "Hymn to St. Cecilia" by Britten, German Folksongs arranged by Hawley, and works by Monteverdi, Handel, Kreek, Wertsch, Gretchaninoff, and a commissioned work by Susan LaBarr, "Grace Before Sleep." At Resurrection Lutheran Church, 6201 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington. Call the office at 703-532-5991.
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.
<cal2>Turtle Trot 5K. 10 a.m. This is a chip-timed, certified 5k race to support Arlington’s turtle and wildlife rehabilitation and education programs. At South Bluemont Park, 601 North Manchester Street, North 4th Street Entrance, Arlington. Advanced registration takes place via www.Active.com. Registration fees are $30 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under. (Registration fee reductions are available to qualified individuals; call 703-525-0168.)
Building Block Blitz. 12:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia is teaming up with Washington DC Metro Area LEGO Users Group and Train Club to put on The Habitat Building Block Blitz. The Habitat Building Block Blitz brings students, grades 2-8, together for a competition of building-block houses. At the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City Mall. Register by calling 703-521-9890 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Neighborhood Day & Yard Sale.' 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Old Dominion Citizens Association is having a large neighborhood yard sale in the parking lot of St. Mark's United Methodist Church, located at 2425 N. Glebe Rd (just north of Lee Hwy.). Also, there will be Korean cultural exhibitions and performances, fire truck display, along with food, drinks and raffle prizes.
Truck Petting Zoo. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Check out this parking lot full of cool work vehicles including trucks for construction, fire and rescue, trash pick-up, police cars, a commuter bus and more! Find out how these vehicles get the job done. At Arlington Central Library, East Parking Lot, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Call 703-228-7692.
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: email@example.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
Movie Night Under the Stars. 8:30 p.m. Free. At St. John's Episcopal Church, 415 S. Lexington St., Arlington. Contact Ann Barker, 703-671-6834.
<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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-893-0404 ext. 217 or visit www.kintzmejiaballet.com.
<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.
<cal2>Swing Dancing. 9 to 11 p.m. Admission is $10. With The Nighthawks. At the Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.
<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.
<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. Contact email@example.com or 703-755-0960.
<cal2>Memorial Day Salute. 8 p.m. Admission is $20/adults; $10/children. The Virginia Grand Military Band will present a concert at Kenmore Concert Hall in Arlington. Featured guest conductor will be Col. John R. Bourgeois, United States Marine Corps (Retired), Director Emeritus of the United States Marine Band. At 200 South Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Call 703-426-4777 or visit the band's website at www.vgmb.com.
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.
Memorial Day Salute Concert. 8 p.m. Virginia Grand Military Band. Col. John R. Bourgeois guest conductor. At Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. Tickets $20./$10. under 18. Call Jeff Arwood at 703-426-4777.
<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.
<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.
<dcal2>Strawberry Festival. 3 to 7 p.m. At Bethel United Church of Christ, 4347 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Park at Red Cross. Enjoy hot dogs with all the fixings, soft drinks, and traditional "Bethel Strawberry Special." Plenty of home-made desserts on the bake sale table. Lots of games for kids. Bring your children. Child ID cards printed for each parent or guardian free of charge. Cards feature child's photo, fingerprints, contact information, and other pertinent information for use in case of an emergency.
<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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-892-2135.
The Farewell Drifters. 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $12. At the Iota Club & Café, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.
<cal2>NoVA Lights Chorale Tryouts. 7 to 9 p.m. The NoVA Lights Chorale, a new community vocal group under the direction of Barbara Stefan, is welcoming singers for its inaugural performance on September 11, 2011, "The World Sings for Peace." Auditions will be held at Arlington Presbyterian Church, 3507 Columbia Pike, Arlington. Visit www.novalightschorale.jigsy.com or contact email@example.com.
<cal2>Axis of Awesome. 9:55 p.m. Live Comedy Band awarded Best Australian Act at the Sydney Comedy Festival. Tickets are $22. At the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington.
<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.
<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.
<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
<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.