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Arlington Calendar 7/18/12

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Thursdays

Food Truck Thursdays. In the surface parking lot at the corner of Crystal Drive and 18th Street. Food Trucks that sign up get free reserved parking and patrons get one location with ample options and old favorites. Food Trucks already signed up include: Doug the Food Dude, Hot People Food, Red Hook Lobster and Willie’s Po’Boy.

Friday Mornings

Line Dancing Class. 10-11 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 newer dancers. At Aurora Hills Senior Center. Call 703-228-5722.

Through July 28

Sizzlin’ Summer Cabaret. Virginia’s Signature Theatre’s series featuring a number of red hot acts from D.C. and Broadway. Tickets for each cabaret is $25 general admission. Signature is offering an All-Access Pass for $125 (must be purchased at the box office), 703-820-9771. 4200 Campbell Avenue. Visit www.signature-theatre.org.

Carolyn Cole: Born to Take the BELTway. Thursday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Bob McDonald: Cabaret Sauvignon: A Night of Music and Wine.

Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m.

Stephen Gregory Smith: Naked. Friday, July 20 at 9 p.m.

Colleen McHugh: Change of A Dress: Songs of Fashion. Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m.

Florrie Bagel: A Musical Mélange of Florrie’s Favorites. Saturday, July 21 at 9 p.m.

Nick Blaemire & The Hustle: #thesummerofnerdsoul. Monday, July 23 at 8 p.m.

Erin Driscoll: Get Happy! The Songs of Harold Arlen Wednesday. July 25 at 8 p.m.

Carolyn Cole: Born to Take the BELTway. Thursday, July 26 at 8 p.m.

Geoff Packard. Friday, July 27 at 7 p.m.

Carrie Manolakos. Friday, July 27 at 9 p.m.

Cory Jamison: Kenton's Cool School: The Music of June Christy, Chris Connor, and Anita O'Day. Saturday, July 28 at 7 p.m.

Revenge of the Understudies. Saturday, July 28 at 9 p.m.

Through July 31

Summer Memories. Presented by The Arlington Artists Alliance, an Art Show and Sale at the Gallery at Convergence. More than 20 artists will show their latest works at the Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, July 2-31. Hours are Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 10-7. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org or call 202-624-3611.

Through Aug. 4

So Teach Us to Number Our Days. An exhibition of woodcuts, etchings, and sculpture by Margaret (Peggy) Adams Parker of Alexandria. At Crossroads Gallery, Goodwin House Baileys Crossroads, 3440 S. Jefferson St., Falls Church.

Through Sept. 16

Exhibit. Arlington Arts Center and The Studio Visit have invited two guest curators, Kristina Bilonick and Julie Chae. Each will bring her individual methodology and point of view to the selection, arrangement and contextualization of the works in the exhibition. Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-248-6800 or visit www.findyourartist.org.

Through November

National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest. Cherry Blossoms are blooming inside and outside in Crystal City this spring with a new partnership between the Crystal City Business Improvement District, Vornado/Charles E. Smith, and FotoDC. Some 150 finalists and judge favorites from FotoDC's Second Annual National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest will be exhibited along Crystal City's interior walkways. Visit www.crystalcity.org.

Email announcements to arlington@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is noon the Thursday before publication. Photos are welcome.

Wednesday/July 18

Author Visit. One More Page, 2200 North Westmoreland Street, welcomes mystery writer Donna Andrews at 7 p.m., to discuss and sign Some Like It Hawk, her latest installment in the Meg Langslow Mystery Series. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Thursday/July 19 through July 29

Encore Stage & Studio’s production of “The Pirates of Penzance” at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Tickets for adults are $15, and tickets for children, students, and seniors are $10. Tickets can be purchased at www.encorestage.org and group discounts are available. The Theatre is located at 125 S. Old Glebe Rd.

Friday/July 20

Cartoon Johnny. 8 p.m. Free. Part of Lubber Run Summer Concerts at Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Columbus Street and 2nd Street North (two blocks north of Route 50). Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Joshua Rich. 7:30p.m. $25 per ticket. At the age of 8 Rich taught himself how to play the piano and compose music. He has been creating, performing and sharing his gift of healing inspirational, heartfelt and magical music ever since. Arlington Metaphysical Chapel. 5618 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-276-1020 for reservations.

Saturday/July 21

ProBolivia. 8 p.m. Free. Part of Lubber Run Summer Concerts at Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Columbus Street and 2nd Street North (two blocks north of Route 50). Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

VolunTrivia Team Trivia Contest. 1-4 p.m. Teams of up to 6 players will compete for a chance to win the $200 1st prize as well as over $300 in other prizes. All funds raised will go to support Volunteer Fairfax. At Rock Bottom Restaurant, located at 4238 Wilson Boulevard. Register at voluntrivia.eventbrite.com.

Sunday/July 22

Archeology Camp. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Ages 9-12. Kids will learn about the archeology related to Arlington House and how archeology is an important part of discovering our past. At the Robert E. Lee Memorial. To register, email Virginia_Hughes@nps.gov. Visit www.nps.gov/arho or call 703-235-1530.

Monday/July 23

Crystal Screen Gets Romantic: The Proposal. Free.The courtyard along S. Bell Street will be transformed into a free outdoor movie theater. The ROM COM theme makes it the perfect (and affordable) date night in the heart of Crystal City. 1800 South Bell Street (near Crystal City Metro).

Wednesdays/July 25 through Aug. 15

Brazilian Jazz by Origem. This summer, the Arlington County Cultural Affairs Division has selected Brazilian jazz band Origem to share their sophisticated sounds with regional audiences. The band will ably demonstrate what happens when the cool improvisational jazz of the Western Hemisphere is mixed with compelling Brazilian rhythms. Le Méridien Hotel, 1121 N. 19th Street.

Wednesday/July 25

Author Visit. 7 p.m. Dr. Madeline Levine will discuss Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success. Dr. Levine’s newest book encourages parents to shift from a hyper-parenting style to one that focuses on protective factors contributing to a healthier and saner family. One More Page. 2200 North Westmoreland Street. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Friday/July 27

Shakespeare. 8 p.m. Free. The Traveling Players performing William Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Part of Lubber Run Summer Concerts at Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Columbus Street and 2nd Street North (two blocks north of Route 50). Call 703-228-1850 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

Heroes Remembered. 9 a.m. 59th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. Featuring a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the program includes official remarks in the Arlington National Cemetary’s Amphitheatre with high ranking Defense Department officials and other senior government representatives. The event also includes activities for Korean War Veterans and their families. At the Arlington National Cemetery.

Summer Concert Series.The United States Air Force Band-Max Impact. 8 p.m. Free. Air Force Memorial. One Air Force Memorial Drive. Call 202-767-5658 or visit www.usafband.af.mil.

Saturday/July 28

Robyn's Place. 8 p.m. Free. Part of Lubber Run Summer Concerts at Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Columbus Street and 2nd Street North (two blocks north of Route 50). Call 703-228-1850 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

Sunday/July 29

Halau O'Aulani. 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Free. Part of Lubber Run Summer Concerts at Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Columbus Street and 2nd Street North (two blocks north of Route 50). Call 703-228-1850 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

Monday/July 30

Crystal Screen Gets Romantic: You've Got Mail. Free.The courtyard along S. Bell Street will be transformed into a free outdoor movie theater. The ROM COM theme makes it the perfect (and affordable) date night in the heart of Crystal City. 1800 South Bell Street (near Crystal City Metro).

Freedy Johnston. 8 p.m. Performing at the Iota Club & Cafe located at 2832 Wilson Boulevard. $12 fee per person. Must be 21 or older. Call 703-522-8350 for more info.

Thursday/Aug. 2

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 North Westmoreland Street. The New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean discusses his witty and entertaining new book, The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code. More information can be found on the store’s website, www.onemorepagebooks.com.

“Hugo” at Arlington Central Library. 8 p.m. Free. As part of Summer Reading 2012, Arlington Public Library presents two free outdoor family film screenings on the field facing the Washington Boulevard side of Central Library. Bring a picnic and blanket and watch a movie under the stars. 1015 N. Quincy Street.

Friday/Aug. 3

Hexagon Theatre Company. 8 p.m. Free. Part of Lubber Run Summer Concerts at Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Columbus Street and 2nd Street North (two blocks north of Route 50). Call 703-228-1850 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

Summer Concert Series. The United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants. Free. Air Force Memorial Drive. Call (202) 767-5658 or visit www.usafband.afl.mil.

Darlingside. 8 p.m. $12. New England's Darlingside are five songwriters who came together and forged a seamless, exhilarating sound at the intersection of rock, classical, and folk music. Performing at the Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Boulevard.

Saturday/Aug. 4

Juniper Lane. 8 p.m. Free. Part of Lubber Run Summer Concerts at Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Columbus Street and 2nd Street North (two blocks north of Route 50). Call 703-228-1850 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

19th Century Home Life Camp. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Ages 9-12. Kids will learn about what life was like for the Lees and the enslaved at Arlington. At the Robert E. Lee Memorial. To register, email Virginia_Hughes@nps.gov. Visit www.nps.gov/arho or call 703-235-1530.

Monday/Aug. 6

Crystal Screen Gets Romantic: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Free.The courtyard along S. Bell Street will be transformed into a free outdoor movie theater. The ROM COM theme makes it the perfect (and affordable) date night in the heart of Crystal City. 1800 South Bell Street (near Crystal City Metro).

Author Visit. 7 p.m. Writer and decorated U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer Benjamin Busch visits One More Page to talk about Dust to Dust, his layered and extraordinary memoir about ordinary things – life and death, peace and war, childhood adventures and the revelations of adulthood. 2200 North Westmoreland Street. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

TuesdayAug.7

One More Page Book Club. 7 p.m meeting. Talk about State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. 2200 North Westmoreland Street. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Thursday/Aug. 9

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” at the Central Library. 8 p.m. Free. As part of Summer Reading 2012, Arlington Public Library presents two free outdoor family film screenings on the field facing the Washington Boulevard side of Central Library. Bring a picnic and blanket and watch a movie under the stars. 1015 N. Quincy Street.

Monday/Aug. 13

Crystal Screen Gets Romantic: Pretty Woman. Free.The courtyard along S. Bell Street will be transformed into a free outdoor movie theater. The ROM COM theme makes it the perfect (and affordable) date night in the heart of Crystal City. 1800 South Bell Street (near Crystal City Metro).

Monday/Aug. 20

Crystal Screen Gets Romantic: Love Actually Free.The courtyard along S. Bell Street will be transformed into a free outdoor movie theater. The ROM COM theme makes it the perfect (and affordable) date night in the heart of Crystal City. 1800 South Bell Street (near Crystal City Metro).

Thursday/Aug. 23

Scandinavian Noir in Translation. 7 p.m. An evening with translator K.E. Semmel who has played a key role in bringing immensely popular Scandinavian crime fiction works to English-speaking audiences. Recent translations include Karin Fossum's The Caller and Jussi Adler-Olsen's The Absent One. One More Page, 2200 North Westmoreland Street. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Monday/Aug. 27

Crystal Screen Gets Romantic: when Harry Met Sally. Free.The courtyard along S. Bell Street will be transformed into a free outdoor movie theater. The ROM COM theme makes it the perfect (and affordable) date night in the heart of Crystal City. 1800 South Bell Street (near Crystal City Metro).

Monday/Sept. 24

Northern Virginia Mineral Club. 7:45 p.m. The Northern Virginia Mineral Club promotes, educates and encourages interest in geology, mineralogy, lapidary arts and related sciences. Meetings are held at 7:45 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month (except two in Summer and December) at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 Carlin Springs Road. Call 703-228-6535. No meetings in July and August. Visitors are Always Welcome at our Club Meetings.

Saturday/Sept. 29

Celebrate Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic (formerly Vanguard)-50 years of making a difference 1962-2012.

There will be a reception, dinner and musical entertainment by David Wright and The Wright Touch....Saturday, Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m......at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, 2800 S. Potomac Ave.,Arlington. Contact Lauren Zapf at lzapf@phoenixhouse.org or call 703-841-0703, ext. 3088 for ticket information.

Sunday/Oct. 14

The Mutts n Munchkins Crafty Kids Fundraiser. 1-4 p.m. This is an event to support Service Dogs of Virginia. This fundraiser hopes to provide children with a chance to make a positive difference in the lives of these amazing dogs and the people they help. Mutts n Munchkins is looking for individuals, or teams of young people, to create simple dog related products (art work or baked goods) or interactive activities (games or arts and crafts) to sell at the event to raise money for Service Dogs of Virginia. Cherry Hill Park. Vist www.muttsnmunchkins.com.

Monday/Oct. 22

Northern Virginia Mineral Club. 7:45 p.m. The Northern Virginia Mineral Club promotes, educates and encourages interest in geology, mineralogy, lapidary arts and related sciences. Meetings are held at 7:45 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month (except two in Summer and December) at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 Carlin Springs Road. Call 703-228-6535. No meetings in July and August. Visitors are always welcome at our club meetings.

Saturday/Oct. 27

Arlington Free Clinic will hold its 16th Annual Black Tie Benefit Gala at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. The theme of this year’s event is “Voilà Paris!”. The Clinic provides both primary and specialty health services to the uninsured and many of the Clinic’s client services and resources depend on the success of the Gala. The Gala will feature a dinner, dancing to the music of Odyssey, a raffle, and an auction that includes getaways, art, and many other things. Sponsorships for the Gala are available at many levels and tickets are $300 per person. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased by visiting www.gala.arlingtonfreeclinic.org.

Nov. 26

Northern Virginia Mineral Club. 7:45 p.m. The Northern Virginia Mineral Club promotes, educates and encourages interest in geology, mineralogy, lapidary arts and related sciences. Meetings are held at 7:45 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month (except two in Summer and December) at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 Carlin Springs Road. Call 703-228-6535. No meetings in July and August. Visitors are Always Welcome at our Club Meetings.