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Feb. 13 to April 14
"Think Like a Child." A juried art show sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance. The show was juried by Lisa Semrad. After hanging at the Arlington Cultural Affairs office the show will move to Cassatt’s Cafe and Gallery on April 15 where a reception will be held on April 22. The Arlington County Board offices will host the show from May 7th until June 25 and then the Arlington County Central Library from July 1st - July 31st.
Feb. 13 to April 13
Equalizers Exhibition. 5 to 7 p.m. reception. Enjoy the opening of the Founders Hall Art Gallery's newest exhibition, "Equalizers." The exhibition includes three print makers who explore natural equalizers inducing equality, equilibrium, and balance in society. At George Mason University Founders Hall Art Gallery, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Contact the Arts Management office at 703-993-8926.
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.
February to April
Artwork by Tweety Thuy Dong. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 300 Park Ave., first floor hallway, Falls Church. Artist's reception is Feb. 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. and April 11 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Now Through March 17
El Abrazo Lunar (The Moon's Embrace). A performance season featuring four plays from four countries — from Costa Rica, Spain, Argentina and Uruguay. With Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. and Saturday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets are $35/regular; $30/students and seniors. At Teatro de la Luna. At Gunston Arts Center, Theater Two, Arlington. Visit www.teatrodelaluna.org or reserved in advance for pickup at will call. Call 703-548-3092.
- March 15 to 17 — Uruguay's "Solo Petru."
THROUGH March 18
"The Magical Lamp of Aladdin." Tickets are $12/adults; $10/students and seniors; Saturday, March 17 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; and Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m. At Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Visit HYPERLINK http://www.encorestage.org www.encorestage.org.
March 14 and 15
Auditions - A Little Night Music. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Cast will be between 14 singing actors and 4 non-singing actors. There are parts for both men (5) and women (9), ages 12-70. At Theater on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. Visit http://www.thearlingtonplayers.org/drupal-6.20/node/4661/show For insight into the director’s vision and approach, go to the director’s blog at Directorctd.wordpress.com
Arlington's Commercial History. 7:30 p.m. Charlie Clark, longtime contributor to the Arlington Historical Magazine, will present "Do You Remember? An Interactive Journey Through Arlington's Commercial History." Be prepared to share your recollections of the county's once-beloved hardware stores, eateries, haberdasheries and more. Hosted by the Arlington Historical Society. At Arlington Central Library.
Finding Greener Ways to Live and Garden. 11 a.m. Free. With Arlington Environmentalist Elenor Hodges speaking to the Rock Spring Garden Club. At Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Road, Arlington. RSVP by March 8 to 703-533-2942. http://rockspringgardenclub.com/
Mokey Doris. 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. At Iota Club in Arlington.
Arlington Egg Project. 7 p.m. The Arlington 4H youth program seeks local volunteers for a new embryo project. Families will receive fertilized eggs, hatch and nurture the chicks, and then return the youngsters to 4H for re-homing. Meeting at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 South Stafford St., Arlington. Visit www.ArlingtonEggProject.org
Two Films. 7 p.m. "Red-End and The Seemingly Symbiotic Society" and "Garden in the Sea." At Artisphere's Dome Theater. Part of the 2012 Environmental Film Festival. Visit http://dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org.
Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria Chapter Meeting. 7 to 9 p.m. Navigating Public School as a Holistic Parent. Panel with Katherine Sumner, ACPS parent and co-founder of Nourish Schools, Elaine Tholen, FCPS environmental educator and co-founder of NoVa Outside, and Miriam Gennari, APS parent and Sustainability Committee member and founder of StyrofoamMom. At Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington. Visit http://holisticmomsarlalex.blogspot.com. Contact: HolisticMomsArlAlex (at) gmail (dot) com
or call Jessica at 703-824-6167
Two Musicals. Presented by the Inclusive Theatre Companies of ArtStream, a D.C.-area non-profit that brings meaningful artistic experiences to people with disabilities, the plays are "Star Corps IV: The Search for Mind Zap" and "Oh My, An Invasion!" Performances are Thursday, March 15 at 8 p.m.; Friday, March 16 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 17 at 3 p.m.; Thursday, March 22 at 8 p.m.; Friday, March 23 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 24th at 3 p.m. Tickets: $10 and $5 for students and children, available at the door (cash, check, credit card) and online at www.art-stream.org; call 301-565-4567. At Gunston Theatre One, 2700 South Lang St., Arlington.
Harlem Wizards. 7 to 9 p.m. Play against the Arlington Elite. At Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 South 2nd St., Arlington. Call 703-228-7781 or visit www.harlemwizards.com.
Neuroscience and Neuroethics: Considering Nature, Nurture and Norms. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free but RSVP required. At the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, 901 North Stuart St., Suite 200, Arlington. Visit www.potomacinstitute.org. RSVP to Laurie Kinney at email@example.com.
Benefit Concert. 7 p.m. “Remembering Haiti—A Night of Inspiration.” Featuring Snuhgie & Friends, with Guest Performances by Soulfire & Sound of Influence. At Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 N. 16th St., Arlington. Call 703-536-5600. Visit www.trinityarlington.org
ShamRock Cycle. 10 a.m. Before you hit the bar for St. Patrick’s Day, hit up Revolve’s Barre Ride with Grant! Start off the day in a healthy way, cycling to Irish themed music. After class, hang out and snack on some green treats from Revolve’s neighbor Red Mango! At Revolve, 1025 N. Fillmore Street, Arlington. Call 703-567-4516. Visit www.revolvefitness.com.
Monte Carlo Night. 7 p.m. An Evening of Elegance and Emeralds. Hosted by Leadership Arlington. Tickets are $195/person, includes dinner, dancing, open bar, gaming and silent auction. At Reagan National Airport, Historic Terminal A.
World Children's Choir. 7 p.m. A Celtic Celebration. Tickets are $20/adults; $10/seniors and students. At St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 4250 N. Glebe Road, Arlington. Call 703-883-0920; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.worldchildrenschoir.org.
Panel Discussion. 3 to 5 p.m. Join curator Jeffry Cudlin for a panel discussion on the topic, "She Got Game" with artists Holly Bass, Sarada Conaway and Gillian Schroeder. At the Arlington Arts Center in Arlington.
A Girl Scout 100th Birthday Celebration. 10 a.m. The Arlington Branch of the American Association of University Women will celebrate 100 years of girl scouting. At Goodwin House, 3440 South Jefferson Street, Falls Church. The speaker will be Julie Robben Lineberry, Chair of the Archives and History Committee of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital. A junior girl scout troop will perform some favorite songs and assist Mrs. Lineberry in a flag ceremony. The meeting is free and the public is invited.
Green Living Expo. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come learn how to green your home, apartment, community and lifestyle. Featuring green vendors, seminars, a raffle, children's activities and more. At Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington. More information: www.arlingtonenvironment.org/expo or 703-228-6427.
St. Patrick's Day Dinner. 7 to 9 p.m. Corned beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes and carrots, assorted mustards, dark rye and Irish soda bread, coffee and dessert, a variety of beverages. Singing waiters and waitresses, pot of gold raffle, and Irish music sing-along. All are welcome. Tickets are $15/adults; $7.50/children. At St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane at Military Road, Arlington. Call 703-522-1600. To reserve, call 703 241-7586 or email email@example.com
Country Western Dance. The Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association will hold its smoke-free, alcohol-free dance at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. This is a St. Patrick’s dance. There will be a DJ. Eileen Scott will teach “Stealing the Best” line dance and Karen Johnson will review the “Irish Stew” line dance beginning at 7:30 p.m. Linda Bloyer will teach Beginning East Coast Swing beginning at 8 p.m. Open dancing is from 8:30-11 p.m. and includes Two Step, Waltz, line, Swing, Cha Cha, and specialty dances. Couples and singles are welcome. Admission for NVCWDA members $10; non-members $12; children under 18 accompanied by a paying adult $5; PSDC members $10. Snacks and drinks will be available. Visit www.nvcwda.org, or call 703-860-4941.
Leadership Conference. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Color of Leadership Conference: A Male Perspective will feature Erik Cork, a nationally-recognized writing consultant and creator of the lively workshop, “Rap, Rhythm & Rhyme: Rebuilding the Writing Foundation.” For middle school minority boys. At the Arlington campus of George Mason University in Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington.
Women in Uniform Performance. 3 to 5 p.m. Join curator Jeffry Cudlin for a panel discussion with "She Got Game" artists Holly Bass and Sarada Conaway, and AAC Resident Artist Gillian Schroeder. This panel discussion and performance event will unpack issues around role-playing with gender and identity; subject/object confusion; and how — in the case of AAC's "She Got Game" — sometimes the right clothes really do make the art. At Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Visit HYPERLINK http://www.arlingtonartscenter www.arlingtonartscenter.
Cosmic Collisions. 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday Science Lecture, “Cosmic Collisions,” presented by Jessica Rosenberg, Ph.D. Presented by the Friends of Arlington's David M. Brown Planetarium. At the Conference Room at Walter Reed Recreation Center, Arlington. Visit www.saveplanetarium.org.
Pops Concert. 4 p.m. With the Arlington Youth Orchestra string musicians in grades 5 to 10. At Artisphere's Spectrum Theatre, 1611 North Kent St., Arlington. Visit PreludeVA.org or call 571-249-5884.
Christ in the Passover Seder. 6 to 8 p.m. Conducting the seder will be Karl deSouza, a missionary with Jews for Jesus, a San Francisco-based organization that proclaims Jesus as the Messiah of Israel and Savior of the world. At Clarendon United Methodist Church, Corry Social Hall, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington.
Rehearsals Begin. 7 to 9 p.m. NoVA Lights Chorale is in search of singers for its spring season and its “Summer Sojourn” concert on June 10. All are welcome and no auditions are required. Rehearsals are Mondays, 7-9 p.m., beginning at Arlington Presbyterian Church, 3507 Columbia Pike in Arlington. The June 10 concert will include folk, jazz, gospel, and swing era songs, such as “Route 66,” “Freedom Train,” “Come Fly with Me,” “Summertime,” and “Sing Your Way Home.” Visit the NoVA Lights website at www.novalightschorale.jigsy.com, or call Barbara Stefan, Music Director, at 703-347-3512.
Sunny Side Up Benefit Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. Encore Stage & Studio celebrates its 45th anniversary serving area kids. At Washington Golf and Country Club, Arlington. To RSVP to the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-548-1154. Visit HYPERLINK http://www.encorestage.org www.encorestage.org.
The Brew. 9 p.m. At Iota Club & Café, Arlington.
Microchipping your Pets Clinic. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $30 for the 24PetWatch MiniChip. At 2650 S. Arlington Mill Dr., Arlington.
March Madness Happy Hour Ride. 6:15 p.m. Wear your favorite team jersey and join Sima for an intense Real Ride to get pumped up for the Sweet 16! At Revolve, 1025 N. Fillmore Street, Arlington. Call 703-567-4516. Visit www.revolvefitness.com.
Mission in Macedonia. 1 to 1:45 p.m. Carol Partridge, a Methodist Missionary in Macedonia, will present a program about her life serving the people of this rich and historical part of the World. Part of Faith, Food and Fellowship; includes a worship service (12 p.m.), hot meal for $4 (12:30 p.m.) and the program (1-1:45 p.m.) At Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington.
6th Annual Reading: A Family Affair (RAFA). 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. RAFA will spotlight storytellers, musicians, dancers, puppeteers, and Clifford the Big Red Dog. At the James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. Visit the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia at www.lcnv.org/rafa
Vegetable Gardening 101. 9 a.m. to noon. Three hour workshop covering everything beginners need to know to raise their own vegetables either at home or in a community garden. At Fairlington Community Center, 3308 South Stafford St., Arlington. Registration: call 703-228-6414 or email HYPERLINK mailto:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org or visit HYPERLINK http://www.mgnv.org www.mgnv.org.
Northern Virginia Housing Expo. Free. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Features workshops and exhibits designed to educate attendees about location options, being prepared for buying or renting and more. Hosted by Fairfax-based nonprofit AHOME in cooperation with the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA), the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church, the counties of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun, and the Town of Herndon. Held at Arlington's Washington-Lee High School, 1301 North Stafford St., Arlington. Visit HYPERLINK http://www.NoVaHousingExpo.org www.NoVaHousingExpo.org.
Arlington Rose Foundation. 2 p.m. Free. Pruning lecture and demonstration in the garden of Joan and Art Von Herbulis, 10510 Oak Place, Fairfax. Bring your clippers for cleaning and sharpening. Bill Blevins, Consulting Rosarian, will demonstrate pruning techniques for all types of roses and plants. Call 703-371-9351. Open to members and non-members.
Songs From The African-American Experience. 7:30 to 9 p.m. $15 online, $20 at the door. Come along on a journey with soprano Marilyn Moore and pianist Dasha Gabay that traces African-American Music from African Chant and Spirituals to Art Songs, Opera, and Broadway. Hosted by Levine School of Music’s Virginia Campus, 1125 North Patrick Henry Drive in Arlington. Call 703-237-5655 or HYPERLINK mailto:LevineVirginia@levineschool.org LevineVirginia@levineschool.org.
Civil War Archaeology. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friends of Fairfax Archaeology’s (FOFA) Spring Symposium 2012. Keynote speaker is Dr. Stephen R. Potter, NPS Regional Archaeologist. "Antietam and the Archaeology of Tactics." At the James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church.
Paper Shredding & Bake Sale. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funds collected will go towards the Wakefield High School Scholarship Fund of $2,500 per year. At the Woman’s Club of Arlington Parking Lot, 700 S. Buchanan St., Arlington; call 703-553-5800.
Fashion Fights Poverty Dress Responsibly Gala. 7 p.m. Three-hour fashion showcase includes open bar cocktail reception, tasting, silent auction, a runway show and dance performance. Tickets are $75/general; $150/VIP. Go to http://ffp2012gala.eventbrite.com.
Brahms: The Sonatas for Violin and Piano. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $28/adults; $15/students. At the Artisphere, Rosslyn Spectrum Theater, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. Visit http://tickets.artisphere.com or by phone at 888-841-2787 or at the door.
Monday, April 9
Tibetan Monk Cultural Arts Tour. 7:30 - 9 p.m. Chanting: Meditation and Prayers for Healing. A local Buddhist meditation group, the Guhyasamaja Center, hosts the tour. At the Unitarian Church, 4444 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington.
Arlington Home Show and Expo. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is a way to learn about remodeling kitchens and baths, finishing or waterproofing basements, replacing windows and doors, as well as flooring, roofing, siding, gutter, and paving solutions, security systems, insulation, shelving, decks, and more from a wide variety of top-rate companies. At Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 South 16th St., Arlington. Email: HYPERLINK mailto:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-892-2776.
Service Expo. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. At The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 3900 Howard Street, Annandale. Representatives from 20 different community agencies will be available to talk about their services and volunteer opportunities. Contact Lexie Staton at 703-978-2475 or email@example.com.
Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. Join in the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s 24th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup where thousands of volunteers of all ages will pick up trash from different cleanup sites around the region. Find a cleanup site near you by visiting www.PotomacCleanup.org, or calling 202-973-8203.
Spring Fling. 4 p.m. Cantus Choirs. The Choralis Cantus youth choirs invite you to join them for some spring fun and frivolity as they present their final concert of the season. Tickets are $10 and a reception follows. At Falls Church Presbyterian Church, 225 East Broad St., Falls Church. Visit HYPERLINK http://www.choralist.org www.choralis.org or 703-237-2499.
Tuesday April 24
Garden Club Tour. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $25. Featuring four private homes and gardens built in the early to mid 20th century, this tour takes visitors through the neighborhoods built as early suburbs of Washington, D.C. Sponsored by The Garden Club of Fairfax. Ticket price includes admission to the following 5 locations:
Benjamin home and garden, 3131. N. Abingdon St., Arlington;
Fore-Sauer home and garden, 4665 N. 34th St., Arlington;
DeGross home and garden,3510 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington;
McNair home and garden, 4527 Rock Spring Rd., Arlington;
The Gulf Branch Nature Center in Arlington – 3608 Military Rd. A guided tour at 11 a.m. focusing on wildflowers and a program at 2 p.m. about bees.
Advance ticket sales through April 10. Full advance ticket $20. Contact Mary Whipple at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send self-addressed, stamped, legal size envelope with check(s), payable to The Garden Club of Fairfax, by April 10, 2012 to: Marty Whipple, 11508 Yates Ford Road, Fairfax, Station, VA 22039.
Refreshments: Complimentary punch and cookies will be served at Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington until 3 p.m.
Tickets also sold tour day at Memorial Baptist Church: 3455 N. Glebe Road, Arlington.
For more information about the tour, contact Johanna Rucker at email@example.com. Visit www.vagardenweek.org.
Bullying Prevention Symposium. 8:30 a.m. Free. With the goal of providing youth with the skills they need to treat each other with understanding and
respect. Presented by the Fairfax Partnership for Youth. At the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855-A Annandale Road, Annandale. Register online at HYPERLINK http://www.fairfaxyouth.org www.fairfaxyouth.org.
May 18 to June 24
Artomatic Returns to Crystal City. Free. Artomatic is known for transforming empty spaces into vibrant arts communities that celebrate creativity and create a unique and exciting event for visitors. Anyone can show art at Artomatic - there is no criteria to participate, and art is selected on a first-come, first serve basis. Artomatic will take over the Transwestern Presidential Tower, entrance at 2511 S. Clark St. in Crystal City. Special opening night celebration on May 18.
Argentine National Day Festival. Doors open at 4 p.m. Cost is $20/advance; $30/door. Featuring Tais (folk singer) and Son Ellas (folk balladeer); Daniel Bouchet, Tango Showman; Miguel Dure, folk-tango singer; Pampa Cortes, Argentine dance star (with Gigi Jensen); Victorio Menghi, tango fusion world tour, and more. For tickets, visit HYPERLINK http://www.tickeri.com www.tickeri.com or 202-681-9491. At the Thomas Jefferson Community Center and Theater, 125 South Old Glebe Road, Arlington. Visit www.festivalargentinoUSA.com.
June 26 to 30, 2012
“The Lost Songs of Broadway: 1960’s” Part of Signature Theatre's Cabaret Series. Single tickets for $35. Call Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT (7328) or the Signature Box Office at 703-820-9771. At Signature's ARK Theatre. Visit www.signature-theatre.org.