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Arlington Entertainment Calendar April 3

Ongoing

Food Truck Thursdays. In the surface parking lot at the corner of Crystal Drive and 18th Street.

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 aerobic workout. More experienced line dancers are welcome as they can assist newer dancers. At Aurora Hills Senior Center. Call 703-228-5722.

Exhibit. See “Real and Imagined” through April 6 at Northern Virginia ART Center, 2100 Crystal Drive. Features painter George Bowles’ photo realistic work to Bud Hensgen’s abstract work. Visit www.novaartcenter.org or 571-483-0652.

Through April 13

‘Voodoo Macbeth.’ Adapted by Orson 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.

Through April 28

Theater Performance. See “The Last Five Years” at Max Theatre at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. Performances are Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 7 p.m.; and matinee performances Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $40. Visit signature-theatre.org for more.

Wednesday/April 3

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Tyler Cowen will discuss his book “An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies.” Free. A food truck will be on site at 6 p.m.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Clifford Garstang will discuss his volume of stories “What the Zhang Boys Know,” which is set in a condominium on the edge of Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Nanny Club. 10 am.-noon at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. For children up to age 5. Nannies and parents can read, talk, sing, and play with their children. Free. 703-228-5710.

Drop-in Storytime. 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Al ages can enjoy stories. Free. 703-228-5946.

Drop-in Storytime: Under 2s. 1:30 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road. For children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-5260.

Drop-in Storytime. 4-5 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. For children in grades K-5. Enjoy stories and activities with fairies, fables and more. Free. 703-228-5710.

Drop-in Family Storytime. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. All ages can enjoy stories. Free. 703-228-6548.

Thursday/April 4

Nanny Club. 10 am.-noon at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. For children up to age 5. Nannies and parents can read, talk, sing, and play with their children. Free. 703-228-5710.

Drop-in Storytime. 10:30 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. For children up to age 5. Free. 703-228-6330.

Drop-in Storytime: Under 2s. 10:30 a.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. For children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-5715.

Drop-in Storytime. 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. For children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-6545.

Drop-in Storytime: Over 2s. 11:15 a.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. For children age 2-5. Free. 703-228-5715.

Drop-in Storytime. 4:15 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. All ages can enjoy stories in English and Spanish. Free. 703-228-5946.

Drop-in Storytime. 4:15 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road. For children up to age 5. Free. 703-228-5260.

Author Event. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Meet Valerie Tripp, author of the “American Girls” series. She will show the audience manuscripts in various stages of completion, pretend to be different characters and sign books. Free. 703-228-6330.

Nature Detectives: Tracks & Scat. 4-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 6-10 can learn about the signs that animals leave behind. $7 due at registration. 703-228-6535. Program #632923-F.

Friday/April 5

Opening Reception. 6-8 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. 24th St. Meet the artists and vote for favorite artwork. Free.Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org for more.

Drop-in Storytime. 10:30 a.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. For children in up to age 1. Free. 703-228-5710.

Drop-in Storytime: Over Twos. 10:30 a.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road. For children age 25 months to 5 years. Free. 703-228-5260.

Drop-in Storytime. 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. For children up to age 5. Free. 703-228-5946.

Saturday/April 6

Author Chat. 6:30 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the historic Woolworth sit-in, Fairfax resident Michael O’Brien talks about “We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth Sit-In and the Movement it Inspired.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Harps On a Pilgrimage. The Washington Area Folk Harp Society presents its annual benefit concert with Robbin Gordon-Cartier as a featured guest and hymn tunes from world religions performed by several local harp ensembles. 7:30 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 7416 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. $15 at the door, seniors and students $10. Visit www.wafhs.org or 703-578-3106.

Web Series Festival. 4 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. The Web Series is a young art form in film and consists of a series of web-based videos that are shorter than feature-length films. This first festival’s mission is to entertain, educate and promote this new art form. $15. Visit ArlingtonDrafthouse.com for tickets.

Drop-in Storytime. 10:30 a.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. For all ages. Free. 703-228-5710.

Expectant Readers: A Program for Parents-to-Be. 11 a.m.-noon at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Parents can learn what to look for in board books, songs, finger plays and library resources. Free. 703-228-6330.

Peeper Prowl. 7-8:15 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children ages 5 and up can search for tiny tree frogs and other amphibians. $5/person due at registration. 703-228-6535. Program #632953-D.

April 6-12

ArtFest Week. Enjoy workshops, exhibits, treasure hunts and more for the whole family. Some workshop require fees, and all workshops require registration. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org for a full list of workshops and to register.

Sunday/April 7

Reception. 6 p.m. at Cassatt’s Kiwi Cafe, 4536 Lee Highway. Meet the artists of “Walk the Line” and view the exhibit. Free. Refreshments provided.

"Feeding Hungry Roses." 2 p.m. Rose seminar hosted by Arlington Rose Foundation at Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Learn about fertilization for your rose bushes that achieves optimum health and blooms. Free. Light refreshments. 703-371-9351.

Spring Wildflowers at Turkey Run. 10 a.m.-noon at Turkey Run Park. Teens and adults can enjoy a three mile hike and see spring ephemerals and more. Dress for weather and to possibly get muddy. $7 due at registration. 703-228-3403. Program #632843-F.

Nature Digital Photography. 10:30 a.m.-noon at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children age 9-14 can photograph nature inside and outside the center. Bring own camera, memory card, AV cables and camera manual. $5 due at registration. 703-228-6535. Program #632923-I.

Audubon at Home Ambassador Training. 1-3 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Learn how to create a bird- and butterfly-friendly habitat on your property and how to assist other residents in creating a healthy habitat. Registration required, 703-228-6535. Free. Program#632943-D.

Minibeasts Abound. 2-3 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Children ages 6-9 can learn about where these mini-creatures spend the winter and about their life during the rest of the year. $5 due at registration. 703-228-3403. Program #632823-N.

Monday/April 8

Book Club. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Discuss “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Drop-in Storytime: Under 2s. 10:30 a.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road. For children up to age 1. Free. 703-228-5260.

Drop-in Storytime Over 2s. 10:30 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. For children age 2-5. Free. 703-228-6545.

Drop-in Storytime Under 2s. 10:30 a.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. Children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-6548.

Prose Out Loud. 1 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Hear “We Live in Water” by Jess Walter. Free. 703-228-6545.

Drop-in Storytime: Baby Steps. 2 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. For children up to age 1. Free. 703-228-5946.

Movie. 3-4:45 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Watch “Gunga Din.” Free. 703-228-5710.

Teen Knitting Group. 4:30 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Drop-in for knitting support and instruction. Sticks and yarn will be provided. Free. 703-228-630.

Paws to Read. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children in grades K-5 can read to therapy dogs for 15 minutes. Each dog is part of PAL. Register for a slot by calling 703-228-5946.

Drop in Family Storytime. 6:45 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. For all ages. Free. 703-228-6330.

Tuesday/April 9

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Dinaw Mengestu will discuss “The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears.” Part of Arlington Reads 2013. Free. 703-228-6321.

Benefit Breakfast. Learn about Encore Stage & Studio’s 46 years of serving and inspiring children at Washington Golf and Country Club. RSVP by Tuesday, April 2 to info@encorestage.org or 703-548-1154.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Kay Podem will discuss and then sign her memoir “Don’t I Know You?” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Drop in Storytime: Over 2s. 4:30-5:15 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. For children ages 25 months to 5 years. Free. 703-228-6330.

Paws to Read. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road. Children in grades K-5 can read to therapy dogs for 15 minutes. Each dog is part of PAL. Register for a slot by calling 703-228-5260.

Drop-in Family Storytime. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. All ages can enjoy stories. Free. 703-228-5946.

Wednesday/April 10

Application Deadline. Musicians up to age 21 can apply for the 2013-2014 orchestra season. Visit www.aypo.org or 703-642-8051 for requirements, fees and mailing address.

Wine Tasting. 6:30 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Taste new wines from Australia. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Nanny Club. 10 am.-noon at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. For children up to age 5. Nannies and parents can read, talk, sing, and play with their children. Free. 703-228-5710.

Drop-in Storytime. 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. For children up to age 5. Free. 703-228-5946.

Drop-in Storytime: Under 2s. 10:30 a.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road. For children up to age 1. Free. 703-228-5260.

Drop-in Storytime. 4-5 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. For children in grades K-5. Enjoy stories and activities with fairies, fables and more. Free. 703-228-5710.

Paws to Read. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Children in grades K-5 can read to therapy dogs for 15 minutes. Each dog is part of PAL. Register for a slot by calling 703-228-6545.

Drop-in Family Storytime. 6:30 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. All ages. Free. 703-228-6548.

Thursday/April 11

Luncheon and Silent Auction. 11 a.m. at Washington Golf and Country Club, 3017 N. Glebe Road. The Commonwealth Circle of Northern Virginia presents a lecture by Dr. Anne Speckhard. Proceeds of the event will benefit scholarships for local high school students who plan on a career with a focus on service. $75 with a cash bar. 703-536-5153.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Nicholas Montemarano will discuss his book “The Book of Why.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Friday/April 12

Opening Reception. 5-8p.m. at Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Drive. Meet the artists of “Walk on the Wild Side,” featuring the furred, feathered and finned creatures. Free. Visit www.galleryunderground.org or 571-483-0652.

Comedy Performance. 10 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. Chris Franjola from Chelsea Lately performs. $20/person. Visit ArlingtonDrafthouse.com for tickets.

Book Club. 11 a.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Discuss “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Saturday/April 13

Dance. 4 p.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. Children can watch a 30-minute performance inspired by Frank Dormer’s “The Obstinate Pen.” Tickets $10-$15. Visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-933-1111.

Theater Production. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Ernst Theater, NOVA, Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike. The Classical Ballet Theatre presents “Cinderella.” $25/adult and senior; $20/student and child; $18/military, Boy Scout and Girl Scout. Visit www.cbtnva.org for tickets.

Free Movie Night. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Bethel United Church of Christ, 4347 Arlington Blvd. Watch “The World According to Sesame Street.” Childcare will be available. Discussion after the movie. Bring money for pizza. Visit bethelucc-va.org or 703-528-0937.

Comedy Performance. 7:30 p.m. or 10 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. Chris Franjola from Chelsea Lately performs. $20/person. Visit ArlingtonDrafthouse.com for tickets.

Peeper Prowl. 7-8:15 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children ages 5 and up can search for tiny tree frogs and other amphibians. $5/person due at registration. 703-228-6535. Program #632953-E.

Sunday/April 14

Free Concert. 3 p.m. at Washington-Lee Auditorium, 1301 N. Stafford St. The Arlington Philharmonic performs with soloist Edvinas Minkstimas. Visit www.arlingtonphilharmonic.org for more.

Author Event. 4 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Sylvia Whitman will discuss her debut novel “Milk of Birds.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Notable Nature: Signs of Spring. 3-4 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Families can learn about nature journaling by constructing a journal and then going out in nature and recording what you see. Free. 703-228-6535. Program #632853-L.

Monday/April 15

Author Event. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Local historian and author Carole Herrick will discuss her book “Ambitious Failure: Chain Bridge, the First Bridge Across the Potomac River.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.comfor more.

Tuesdasy/April 16

Book Club. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Discuss a mystery/suspense book. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Wednesday/April 17

Classes for Young Dancers. 2-6 p.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. Children ages 5-8 can enjoy the “Big Meow” half day camp. $100/day. Register at www.janefranklin.com or 703-933-1111.

Reception. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. World Book Night volunteers can enjoy a reception. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Thursday/April 18

Outdoor Table Arrangements. 11 a.m. at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Road. Betty Ann Galway will demonstrate how to create the arrangements. Free, with $5 optional lunch. RSVP by Aprill 11 to rockspringgardenclub@gmail.com or visit www.rockspringgardenclub.com.

Friday/April 19

Family Fun Night. 7-9 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. Play games, Wii and Playstation games, art projects, facepainting, jousting and more. Free. 703-228-4711.

Book Signing. 10 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. Jen Kirkman will sign copies of her book “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself” after her performance. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Saturday/April 20

Dance. 4 p.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. Children will enjoy “The Big Meow,” a family-friendly performance about an orange cat who wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats, but is ostracized for his loud meow. Tickets $10-$15. Visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-933-1111.

Dance. 7 p.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. Performers of all ages showcase a mixed repertory and new dances. $20. Visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-933-1111.

Dance Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Gunston Arts Center Theatre One, 2700 S. Lang St. Los Quetzales dance ensemble will perform and wear costumes from different regions of Mexico. Proceeds benefit the dance ensemble. $12/advance; $15/door; $10/seniors and children age 6-10. 703-638-0585.

Book Signing. 7:30 p.m. or 10 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. Jen Kirkman will sign copies of her book “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself” after her performance. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Sunday/April 21

Theater Performance. 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Classical Ballet Theatre Performance Studio, 320 Victory Drive, Herndon. $10/person. See a child-friendly performance of “Cinderella.” Visit www.cbtnva.org for tickets.

Author Event. 4 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Julie Harrison will share from her book “Epic Mom: Failing Every Day a Little Bit More Than You,” co-authored with Marianne Walsh. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Tuesday/April 23

One-Act Opera. 10 a.m. at Thomas Jefferson Middle School Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Seniors can see an opera designed for young schoolchildren: “Monkey See Monkey Do.” $4. For reservations or to purchase tickets call 703-536-7557.

Book Club. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Discuss a spirituality/philosophy book. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Wednesday/April 24

Opera Class. 10 a.m. at Thomas Jefferson Middle School Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. “Monkey See Monkey Do” is a one-act bilingual opera. Visit www.operaguildnova.org or 703-536-7557 for tickets.

Author Event. 4 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Husband-and-wife author team, Chef Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray, of “The New Jewish Table: Modern Seasonal Recipes for Traditional Dishes” will talk about their lives together, their restaurant and more. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Friday/April 26

Opera Class. 10 a.m. at Thomas Jefferson Middle School Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. “Monkey See Monkey Do” is a one-act bilingual opera. Visit www.operaguildnova.org or 703-536-7557 for tickets.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. The “Washington Post” correspondent John Burgess discusses his novel “A Woman of Angkor.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Saturday/April 27

One Night’s Celebration Gala. Arlington Community Foundation will hold its annual gala at Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Arlington charities. $300/person includes dining, dancing and more. Tickets can be purchased online at www.arlcf.org or 703-243-4785.

Performance. 3 p.m. see “Monkey See Monkey Do,” a one-act bilingual opera. $4. Visit www.operaguildnova.org or 703-536-7557 for tickets.

Energy Scavenger Hunt. 1-3 p.m. at The Landing in the Crystal City Shops, 1750 Crystal Drive. Use tips and clues to gather energy saving answers and prizes along the way. There will be a raffle at the end. Register at freshairva.us/energyhunt/.

Arlington History Bike Tour. Meet at Ballston Metro Station at 9 a.m. and bike from one to 23 miles visiting Arlington parks and historic sites. Easy ride along paved streets and bike trails. Bring lunch, water, helmet. $2. Visit www.centerhikingclub.org or 703-243-0179.

Move Me Festival. 2-5 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School. Bowen McCauley Dance will host performances and activities. Visit www.bmdc.org.

Saturday/April 28

Author Panel. 3:30 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. One More Page hosts a Mid-Grade/Teen Author Panel with Morgan Keyes, author of “Darkbeast;” Alethea Kontis, author of “Enchanted,” the first book in the Woodcutter series; and Lea Nolan, author of “Conjure,” the first book in the Hoodoo Apprentice Series. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Sunday/April 29

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Junot Diaz will discuss “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” Part of Arlington Reads 2013. Free. 703-228-6321.

Saturday/May 4

Ballet Performance. 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School Theater. Cuppett Performing Arts Center ballet students will perform the full-length ballet “Don Quixote.” $14/advance; $17/door; $12/senior and child under 12. Visit www.cuppetpac.com or 703-938-9019.

Trailblazers in S.T.E.M Career Fields Honored. 7 p.m.-midnight at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel. Enjoy dinner, silent auction, dancing and live music. Proceeds from the event will fund scholarships to local high school graduates. $165/person. Visit www.nvdecs.org for tickets.

Monday/May 6

Reading Series. 8 p.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. “The Widow Ranter” by Aphra Behn. Free. Visit www.artisphere.com for more.

Friday/May 10

Spring Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford St. Encore Chorale will perform a salute to American composers with the Washington-Lee High School Jazz Band. Free. Visit encorecreativity.org or 301-261-5747.

Saturday/May 11

Gala. New Hope Housing will have its gala “Rock the House” at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Building. Enjoy a reception, cocktail hour, dinner, silent and live auctions and more. Tickets can be purchased at www.newhopehousing.org or e-mail lpadberg@newhopehousing.org.

Neighborhood Day. Neighborhoods from Bluemont to Dominion Hill will connect residents at events throughout the county. Visit www.arlington.va.us for ideas or list of events.

Saturday/May 18

Argentine Festival. 4 p.m. a Thomas Jefferson Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Enjoy crafts, performers directly from Argentina and food for purchase. Raffle tickets will be on sale. $20 in advance at www.tickeri.com or $30 at the door. See details on www.festivalargentinousa.com.

Turtle Trot 5k. Check-in at 9 a.m. and the race starts at 10 a.m. at Lower Bluemont park, 329 N. Manchester St. $30/adult; $15/child. Proceeds benefit the turtle rescue and other at-risk wildlife brought into Long Branch Nature Center. Visit www.active.com to register.

Saturday/June 1

Reading Series. 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Fire Ring, entrance at N. Columbus Street and N. 2nd St. “Beowulf” adapted by Lynn Sharp Spears, based on the Seamus Heaney translation. Free. Visit www.artisphere.com for more.

June 7-29

‘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.

Through July 1

Art Exhibit. See "Life on a Lake: Photos from Kashmir” by Robbie Hammer at Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 Military Road. Hours: Monday, Thursday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tuesday, Wedneday from 1-9 p.m.; Friday, Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 703-228-6330.

July 19 through Aug. 17, 2013

TACT Summer 2013 Musical. A lively musical event from the same artistic team that produced ‘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.