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Arlington Calendar: Nov. 21, 2012

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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.

Line Dancing Class. Fridays, 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.

Woodland Reveries: Photos of East Tennessee by Tammie George. At Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 Military Road through Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Call 703-228-6330. Hours: Monday and Thursday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday: 1-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Family Skate Opening Night. Saturdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., through March 30, 2013. Thomas Jefferson Center, 3501 2nd St. Fees: $2 entry, $3 skate rental, $2 re-entry for students attending both family and teen skate. Cash only. Save time in line by bringing skates. Visit www.arlingtonva.us.

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.

Through Jan. 6, 2013

Musical: Dreamgirls. Part of Signature Theatre's 2012/2013 season, playing for 8 weeks in the MAX Theatre. Tickets start at $40. Visit www.signature-theatre.org. Signature Theatre is located at 4200 Campbell Ave.

Saturdays through Mar. 30

Family Skate Opening Night. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thomas Jefferson Center, 3501 2nd St. $2 per person. Skate Rental: $3 per person. Cash only. Save time in line by bringing your own skates. Visit www.arlingtonva.us.

Thursday/Nov. 22

Turkey Trot. 8 a.m. The starting line is 3020 Pershing Dr. Doorways for Women and Families, Arlington Food Assistance Center and Arlington Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless will receive all net proceeds. Visit www.ccapca.org/turkeytrot.htm to register.

Friday/Nov. 23

Glass works. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Black Friday at Northern Virginia Art Center at 2100 Crystal Drive featuring a collection of pieces from the two sisters, Heide and Lori. Visit http://novaartcenter.org.

Friday and Saturday/Nov. 23 and 24

Comedian. 10 p.m. Todd Barry from HBO, Comedy Central will come to the Arlington Drafthouse located at 2903 Columbia Pike. Admissions are $23. Visit http://ArlingtonDrafthouse.com.

Through Nov. 24

Art Exhibitions. "Room With a View” will include landscape paintings, but also views inside rooms, as well as abstract pieces. The show also features 3D pieces such as pottery, sculpture, glass and jewelry. “Small Works of Great Importance” features small gems: a painting, ceramic or fused glass piece may be no larger than 10″x12″. At Arlington Artists Alliance Gallery, at 2100 Crystal Drive. Visit http://novaartcenter.org/events/.

Monday/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 Rd. Call 703-228-6535. No meetings in July and August. Visitors are always welcome at our Club Meetings.

Nov. 26 through Dec. 31

Art Exhibition. An exhibition called Illuminations is offered at Northern Virginia ART Center. Artists bring creations in the form of glass, sculpture, painting, drawing, jewelry and ceramics. At 2100 Crystal Drive. Call 571-483-0652 or visit www.novaartcenter.org.

Exhibition. Metroscapes: NOVA/DC is an exhibit that involves artists looking closely at the everyday landscape around us. Artists are invited to paint familiar scenes, and those that depict everyday life as we know it in the Metro area. At 2100 Crystal Drive. Call 571-483-0652 or visit www.novaartcenter.org.

Tuesday/Nov. 27

Free Concert. 7:30 p.m. “Pershing’s Own” Chamber Music Series. Our popular recital series continues with works for mixed winds and strings by Bartok, Ingolf Dahl, and others. Free and open to the public. Call 703-696-3399 or visit www.usarmyband.com. At Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Road.

Full Moon, Poetic Nights. 7-8 p.m. Adults and teens. Enjoy a short hike by the light of the full moon, as winter stars begin to rise. Share poems inspired by the night as well — from nursery rhymes to sonnets. Call 703-228-3403. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Free. Program #612942-H.

"Arlington's Got Talent." Leadership Arlington's Young Professionals

Program will host the first "Arlington's Got Talent," featuring a talent show of the best and brightest at Clarendon Ballroom. The event will benefit the Young Professionals Program Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $30 with networking beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the talent show at 7:30. Tickets can be purchased at: www.leadershiparlington.org.

Nov. 27 through Jan. 29

Winter Project. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The Winter Project includes dance technique and creative explorations to result in choreography that is practiced, memorized and performed for an audience. Dancers learn and create roles in class/rehearsal sessions directed by Jane Franklin at 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive. Call 703-933-1111 or or visit http://www.janefranklin.com/adult-dance-education/winter-project to enroll.

Wednesday/Nov. 28

"Books That Shaped America." 7 p.m. Mark Dimunation, chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress, reflects on 88 remarkable titles that changed the way people think. The list even includes “The Joy of Cooking” and “Alcoholics Anonymous.” Bring your own list for the evening. At Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St.

Wednesday & Friday/Nov. 28 & 30

Full Moon Foray. Look at the phases and faces of the moon. Ages 3-5. Preschool programs are offered throughout the year at both Gulf Branch and Long Branch Nature Centers. The theme for preschool programs is repeated during the month, register for only one session at each nature center per month. Parents are invited to stay and observe, or those with younger siblings may visit the rest of the building during the program. Parents must remain on-site.

Wednesday, Nov. 28 10:30-11:30 a.m., #612912-T or 3:30-4:30 p.m., #612912-U

Friday, Nov. 30 10:30-11:30 a.m., #612912-W or 3:30-4:30 p.m., #612912-X

Nov. 28 through Dec. 3

Annual Fruit Sale. The Arlington Host Lions will host its first citrus sales from Wednesday Nov. 28 through Monday Dec. 3, 2012 from 8 a.m. until dark at the Wells Fargo Bank on the corner of N. Glebe Road and Lee Highway. The second sale will be Jan. 23-28, 2013. The following fruit will be sold at the following costs per case: Pink/white grapefruit at $30 per case and $16 per half; Navel oranges at $28 per case and $14 per half; Tangeloes at $26 per case and $14 per half; Hamlin juice oranges at $25 per case and $13 per half; and Tangerines at $18 per half case.

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.

Nov. 30-Dec. 2

Artful Weekend at Fort C.F. Smith. The Arlington Artists Alliance will hold it’s annual Artful Weekend at the historic Henley House at Fort C.F. Smith, featuring 40 artists and a variety of styles. Come to meet the artists at a wine and light snack reception on Friday, Nov. 30 from 6-8 p.m. The show will open again on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 2 from noon to 4 p.m.

Saturday/Dec. 1

Washington-Lee High School Holiday Bazaar. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 60 local artisans will be showing handcrafted gift items. Take home baked goods and other holiday items offered by W-L clubs and teams. Live musical performances by The Madrigals and other school groups. Free. At 1301 North Stafford St. Call 703-228-6200. Free parking and easy access to Bazaar from the I-66 parking garage off Stafford Street.

Holiday Wreath Workshop. 1-4 p.m. Adults and children ages 12 and older. Create decorative crafts to spruce up home or to give as special gifts. Music, refreshments, basic instruction and enough materials are provided for each participant to make at least two seasonal decorations. Participants should bring hand pruners or wire cutters and any extra materials or special decorations you may wish to add. Call 703-228-6535. Meet at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S Carlin Springs Rd. $30 fee payable upon registration. Program #612942-H.

Annual Holiday Boutique. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission and Parking. At Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 800 23rd St. S. Baked goods, ready-to-go meals, great holiday gift items, raffle baskets, silent auction, freshly decorated holiday wreaths and more. To benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center and Arlington Hume School Historical Museum. Lunch will be available. Visit www.ahwc1958.org or call 703-218-7561.

Gala of Glitz, Glamour and a Gourmet Extravaganza. 6:30 p.m. The Jewish Community Center or Northern Virginia presents the Tony Award-winning musical Dreamgirls at the Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. RSVP by calling 703-328-0880 or visiting www.jccnv.org.

Comedy: The Sklar Brothers: Randy and Jason Sklar. 7:30 and 10 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. Admissions are $22. Visit www.arlingtondrafthouse.com.

Incredible Edible Book Contest. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. An edible book is any representation of a book title that is made primarily from edible materials. Entries should be dropped off at the Cherrydale Library between 10 a.m. and noon. The public is welcome to come and view the entries beginning at noon. Awards will be given out at 3 p.m., and then light refreshments will be served. The professional judges include Justin Stegall of Bakeshop and David Guas of Bayou Bakery. Categories include Best in Show, Best Entry by an Individual (Children under 12, Teens 13-18, Adults) and more. Winners will receive prizes. At Cherrydale Branch Library at 2190 North Military Road. Visit http://library.arlingtonva.us.

Mondays/Dec. 3

From Page to Stage Mondays. 7 p.m. 
Arlington Public Library, Shirlington Branch, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch the Oscar-winning Dreamgirls, the film based on the 1981 Broadway musical. Call 703-820-9771 or visit www.signaturetheatre.org.

Free Concert and Party. 7 p.m. Signature Theatre presents a concert featuring singer and actress Sandy Bainum and release party as she debuts her new holiday CD This Christmas. Bainum will be joined by a number of Washington performers. Free. Reservations are available through at 703-820-9771. At Signature Theatre at 4200 Campbell Ave. Visit www.theatrewashington.org.

Argentine Festival Anniversary. 7-9 p.m. The Argentine Committee invites the public to participate in a celebration of the XXV anniversary and success of the Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award of the annual Argentine Festival. It's a festive evening of fun, shows under the festival's stars, great food for sale and exciting awards and raffle prizes. At El Patio Restaurant, 5240 Randolph Road, Rockville. Online advanced donation only is $5. To register, call 703-212-5850 or email info@festivalargentinausa.com.

Wednesday/Dec. 5

Children’s Holiday Magic Show. 7-8:15 p.m. Featuring Ring 50 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Free. A donation of canned food items or new toy will be collected for local charity. At Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Rd. Email Danny Selnick at daniel.selnick@yahoo.com or call 703-347-5540.

Thursday/Dec. 6

Brown Bag Thursdays. 1-2 p.m. Nova Y. Payton, an audience favorite as Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray, returns in the role of Effie White in the landmark musical Dreamgirls. Signature’s Mead Lobby, 
4200 Campbell Ave. Call 703-820-9771 or visit www.signaturetheatre.org.

Film: Bad Santa. 7:30 p.m. The A.V. Club’s New Cult Canon brings Terry Zwigoff’s dark comedy Bad Santa toArlington Cinema & Drafthouse located at 2903 Columbia Pike. Admissions are $6.50. Visit http://www.arlingtondrafthouse.com.

Jewelry Trunk Show and Art Reception. 5-8 p.m. To celebrate "Illuminations" and "Metroscapes: NOVA/DC" the Northern Virginia Art Center will hold a reception featuring the Gallery jewelers. Christine Bartoletta of Society Hill Designs and Julie Jernigan of Jules' Jewels will hold a trunk show of their latest designs and inspirational, one of a kind jewelry. Treats to eat from King Street Blues, and treats for the eye will be on hand. Live music will be provided by the duo Suburban Hearts. Free and open to the public. At 2100 Crystal Drive. Call 571-483-0652 or visit www.novaartcenter.org.

Through Dec. 6

Art Exhibition. Marymount’s Barry Gallery will exhibit Paintings and Collages by Judy Bass. All are invited to attend the opening reception on Friday, Oct. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. with an Artist’s Talk at 6:30 p.m. The public is also invited to visit the exhibit at any time during the show’s run. There is no admission charge. The Barry Gallery is located in the Reinsch Library on Marymount’s Main Campus, 2807 North Glebe Rd. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday/Dec. 7

Miracle on 23rd Street. Linden Resources, Inc. is hosting its annual Miracle on 23rd Celebration. Free and open to the public, attendees will enjoy a festive tree lighting, Santa Claus arriving on a fire truck, holiday music performances, children’s activities, local dignitaries in attendance, and tasty holiday goodies. During the celebration, guests are invited to continue the evening inside the Linden Resources headquarters to enjoy multicultural children’s activities. Outdoor festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. The indoor celebration will also feature beautiful holiday cards for sale, custom designed by Linden’s print and design staff, and a gift fare for children of unique merchandise specially priced at $5 per item. Sales proceeds will be donated to non-profits. Visit www.linden.org or call 703-521-4441. Linden Resources is located at 750 23rd St. South.

Free Concert. 7:30 p.m. The concert features Angela Peterson Winter, soprano and Barbara Peterson Cackler, piano. At Central United Methodist Church, 4201 N. Fairfax Drive. A reception follows. Visit www.cumcballston.org.

Friday & Saturday/Dec. 7 & 8

An Evening with Comedian Kurt Braunohler. 10 p.m. Kurt Braunohler is a comedian in New York City and the host of IFC's new comedy game show Bunk. Admissions are $20. Visit http://www.arlingtondrafthouse.com. At Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse located at 2903 Columbia Pike.

Sunday/Dec. 9

Free Concert: The 50-voice NoVA. 4 p.m. The community chorus will perform part 1 of the oratorio plus the “Amen Chorus” and “Hallelujah Chorus” with professional soloists and chamber orchestra at Arlington Presbyterian Church, 3507 Columbia Pike. Led by director Barbara Stefan, the audience will be invited to join in singing the “Hallelujah Chorus.” Soloists for “Messiah” will be Denise Gulley, soprano; Terri Malone, alto; Tim Augustin, tenor, and Joseph Minor, bass. Visit www.novalightschorale.jigsy.com/

Dec. 11-23

Holiday Shows. Holiday Guys and Holiday Follies are limited-run holiday shows, part of Signature Theatre's 2012/2013 season. Holiday Guys plays in the ARK Theatre. Tickets start at $41. Visit

www.signature-theatre.org Signature Theatre is located at 4200 Campbell Ave.

Thursday/Dec. 13

Powderwhore: Choose Your Adventure. 7:30 p.m. This year’s movie is a mixed bag of characters, exotic locations and action. Explore an abandoned mining town in the Arctic, drop cliffs with Hugo Harrison in British Columbia, plung into the Antarctic Ocean in speedos, blast through deep power, catch up with some crusty locals in the Wasatch and more. Admissions are $10. At Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. Visit www.ArlingtonDrafthouse.com.

Saturday/Dec. 15

Free Holiday Concert. 3-4:15 p.m. Encore Chorale, the nation's largest and fastest growing choral program for older adults and Arlington County Office of Senior Adult Programs will hold a free holiday concert at Kenmore Middle School, 200 South Carlin Springs Road. Call 301-261-5747 or visit http://encorecreativity.org.

Sunday/Dec. 16

Free Concert. 11 a.m. Harpist Holly Avesian will blend harmonies of the Sanctuary Choir of Cherrydale United Methodist Church at Sunday’s service. Musical selections ancient and modern are included. Cherrydale Methodist is located at 3701 Lorcom Ln.

Christmas Movie Festival. A full day of Christmas films. Admission is $8 — pay once and stay all day or leave and return later. At Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. Visit http://ArlingtonDrafthouse.com

Movies and hours are:

  • noon: How The Grinch Stole Christmas

  • 12:30 p.m.: A Charlie Brown Christmas

  • 1 p.m.: Elf

  • 2:30 p.m.: How The Grinch Stole Christmas

  • 3 p.m.: A Christmas Story

  • 4:30 p.m.: A Charlie Brown Christmas

  • 5:15 p.m.: Scrooged

  • 7:20 p.m.: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Dec. 27-29

Ballet. Virginia Ballet Company and School will present the 63rd season of the classic Nutcracker ballet. The performances are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day at the Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus in the Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater. Ticket prices for reserved seating are $30 for adults and $20 for children, students and seniors, plus a $3 fee per ticket. Tickets may be purchased online at www.virginiaballetcompany.org. Call 703-249-8227.

Jan. 11 through Feb. 2, 2013

‘The Show-Off’ by George Kelly is a comedy about an ambitious and audacious young faker who transforms the lives of those around him, at the same time proving that even the most obnoxious of us have our virtues. Presented by The American Century Theater, at Theatre II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St. Visit www.AmericanCentury.org.

Mar. 22 through Apr. 13, 2013

‘Voodoo Macbeth’ adapted by Oson Welles, using the imagery and traditions of Voodoo. Presented by The American Century Theater, at Theatre II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St. Visit www.AmericanCentury.org.

Jun. 7 through 29, 2013

‘Biography’ by S.N. Behrman revolves around a single career woman’s acceptance of a hefty fee to write her tell-all memoirs and the problems her threatened candor creates. Presented by The American Century Theater, at Theatre II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St. Visit www.AmericanCentury.org.

July 19 through Aug. 17, 2013

TACT Summer 2013 Musical. A lively musical event from the same artistic team that produced such previous TACT triumphs as ‘Danny and Sylvia’ and ‘Marathon ’33.’ Presented by The American Century Theater, at Theatre II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St. Visit www.AmericanCentury.org.