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Move Me

Move Me

Bowen McCauley Dance presents the 4th Annual Move Me Festival on Saturday, April 27, 2-5 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School, with the support of The JBG Companies, honorary hosts Senator Barbara Favola and Delegate Patrick Hope, and master of ceremony WUSA9 evening anchor Anita Brikman. Move Me is a free family-friendly celebration of the arts and culture, promoting healthy lifestyles through movement and the arts, and featuring performances and artistic activities by local arts partners. This year, the festival focuses on the need to “Get Active, Get Creative, Get Involved.” Participating arts partners will offer performances, demonstrations, and activities including Latin dance, clogging, theater workshops, orchestra performances, an instrument petting zoo, yoga, face painting, magic tricks, arts and crafts and more. Visit www.bmdc.org.

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"Web," winner of Best in Show, by Susan Levin

"Walk on the Wild Side"

Gallery Underground announces the winners in the "Walk on the Wild Side" juried show to benefit the Arlington Animal Welfare League and Arlington Artists Alliance. Juried by DeAnna Boling, PSA, AFCF, the show features the furred, feathered and finned creatures of our world. The show runs through May 4.

Winners are: Best in Show: "Web" by Susan Levin; First Place: "Hippocampus" by Tim Scheirte; Second Place: "Some Serious Play" by Maribeth Wright; and Third Place: "Early To Rise" by Jolly Sienda. In addition there were nine honorable mentions chosen.

Located in the Crystal City Shops at 2100 Crystal Drive, this visual arts venue is sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance, in partnership with the Crystal City Business Improvement District and Vornado/Charles E. Smith to showcase the work of established and emerging regional artists. More than 40 artists exhibit paintings, drawings, sculpture, glass work, ceramics and jewelry. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Metro accessible. Visit www.galleryunderground.org or call 571-483-0652.

Brimming with authentic foods, crafts and top Tango, Pop and folkloric performers directly from Argentina, the 26th Annual ARGENTINE FESTIVAL takes place on SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013, at 4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Theater, 125 South Old Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia. A menu of choice Argentinean foods by Il Bastone Gourmet will be available for purchase. See details at www.festivalargentinousa.com.

Admission is $20 in advance at www.Tickeri.com or $30 at the door. A family package of 5 is $80; it includes a raffle for 2 round-trip tickets from Miami to Buenos Aires! The event is sponsored by the Argentine Committee under the auspices of the Embassy of Argentina and many more!!!

For information, visit www.festivalargentinousa.com, or call 703-212-5850.

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“Crab Feast” by Jane McElvany Coonce.

“Crab Feast” by Jane McElvany Coonce.

A Visual Feast

"A Visual Feast" featuring Jane McElvany Coonce's mouth-watering paintings from her Crab Series, and other food still lifes, runs Saturday, May 4 through Saturday, June 1. Meet the artist at the opening reception on Friday, May 10 from 5-8 p.m. Gallery Underground (formerly Northern Virginia ART Center) is located at Crystal City Shops at 2100 Crystal Dr. Visit www.gallerunderground.org or call 571 483-0652.

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Encore at Washington-Lee in 2012 performance.

Encore Chorale and Arlington County Office of Senior Adult Programs announce a FREE Virginia Encore Chorale Spring Concert

WHAT: Virginia Encore Chorale Spring Concert, conducted by Jeanne Kelly

WHEN: Friday, May 10, 2013 at 7:30pm

WHERE: Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA

ADMISSION: FREE - No tickets needed

Encore Chorale, the nation’s largest choral program for older adults, will present our six Virginia Encore Chorales in a Spring Concert, Friday, May 10, 2013 at 7:30pm in the Washington-Lee High School Auditorium located at 1301 N. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA. These 175 talented singers, ages 55+, will perform a salute to American composers to include the music of Aaron Copeland, Stephen Foster, Linda Thompson, Andre Thomas, and a medley of songs by Ira and George Gershwin. Special guest performers will be The Washington-Lee High School Jazz Band. The chorale will be conducted by Jeanne Kelly, Founder of Encore Creativity for Older Adults.

Virginia Encore Chorales include Langston Brown Senior Center, Goodwin Houses of Alexandria and Baileys Crossroads, Leisure World of Virginia, Potomac Academy at GMU, and Springfield.

About Encore Creativity

Encore Chorale is the nation’s largest and fastest growing choral program for older adults and has 13 Encore Chorales in the Baltimore/Washington area with over 650 singers and two affiliate programs in Reading PA and Hudson OH. Encore is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to providing an excellent and accessible artistic environment for older adults, either beginning, intermediate, or advanced levels, who seek arts education and performance opportunities under a professional artist. Encore was recently profiled by Voice of America and The Washington Post.

Encore’s Executive Director is Jeanne Kelly. While Director of the Levine School of Music, she formed three chorales to participate in the study on the impact of participation in professionally conducted cultural programs on older adults, led by internationally known gerontologist Dr. Gene Cohen. The three year study showed positive results: better health, fewer doctor visits, less medication usage, more positive responses on mental health measures and more involvement in overall activities. This community based arts program under professional leadership also appears to be reducing risk factors that drive the need for long-term care. The lead sponsor of this study was the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C.

For more information, please call Encore at 301-261-5747

Web site: http://encorecreativity.org

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

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.

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. through Sunday, April 28. Tickets start at $40. Visit signature-theatre.org 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.

Nature Detectives. 4-5 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Children ages 6-10 can learn some of the tricks that can be used in the field or back in the lab. Dress for the weather. $5 due at registration. 703-228-3403. Program #632823-K.

Nanny Club. 10 a.m.-noon at Columbia Pike Library, Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. For children up to age 5. Free. 703-228-5710.

Stop in for Stories. 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.

Story Time: Under 2s. 1:30 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. For children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-5260.

Drop in Story Time. 4 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Children in grades K-5 can enjoy readers’ theater, games, and more revolving around fairies, fables and funny folk tales. Free. 703-228-5710.

Kids Club. 4 p.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. Elementary school children can enjoy activities and more. Free. 703-228-5715.

Family Story Time. 6:30 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. For all ages. Free. 703-228-6548.

Thursday/April 25

Book Club. 10:30 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Discuss “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith. Free. 703-228-5946.

Story Time. 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. For children up to age 5. Free. 703-228-6330.

Drop-in Story Time: Under 2s. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. For children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-5715.

Drop-in Story Time: 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 Story Time: Under 2s. 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.

Bilingual Story Time. 4:15 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children can enjoy stories, songs and crafts in English and Spanish. Free. 703-228-5990.

Bilingual Story Time. 4:15 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children can enjoy stories, songs and crafts in English and Spanish. Free. 703-228-5990.

Knitting Group. 6:30 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. Drop-in for knitting support and instruction. Free. 703-228-6548.

Author Discussion. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Sarah Pekkanen will discuss her new book “The Best of Us,” and Dana Bate will talk about and sign her book “The Girls’ Guide to Love and Supper Clubs.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Grape American Road Trip. 7-8:30 p.m. at Washington Wine Academy/DC School of Beer Education Center, 1201 S. Eads St., Suite 400. Sommelier Andrew Stover will discuss wines he discovered from across the U.S., including Michigan and Texas. $45/person.

Music Performance. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Metro 29 Diner, 4711 Lee Highway. The Bob Gibson Big Band will perform jazz. Free. 703-528-2464.

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.

Chorus Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Gunston Middle School, 2700 S. Lang St. Songs from “Alice in Wonderland” and other classic Walt Disney movies will be performed by the Arlington Community Chorus. Free, but donations accepted. Visit www.apsva.us/adulted to learn how to join the chorus.

Story Time: Baby Steps. 10:30 a.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. For children up to age 1. Free. 703-228-5710.

Story Time: Over 2s. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. For children age 2-5. Free. 703-228-5260.

Story Time. 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children up to age 5. Free. 703-228-5946.

Guided Walking Tour. 9-11:45 a.m. Arlington National Cemetery will host a guided walking tour of its horticulture program and a tree planting. If you require special accommodations call 703-614-0062.

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.

Concert. 4 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3022 Woodlawn Ave., Falls Church. Dr. Eileen Guenther will perform a selection of solo works for the organ. Visit www.htluther.org for more.

Ballet. 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus in the Ernst Community Cultural Theater. See Virginia Ballet Company and School perform “Don Quixote.” $30/adult; $20/student, senior, child. Visit www.virginiaballetcompany.org or 703-249-8227.

Aprilfest: Books, Blooms and Bites. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Walker Chapel, 4102 N. Glebe Road. Features a plant and mulch sale, book and cd, DVD sale, and a cafe that will offer baked goods and lunch items. All proceeds benefit local charities. Visit www.walkchapel.org or 703-538-5200.

Go Camping at Gulf Branch. Saturday, 4:30 p.m.- Sunday, 9:30 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Families with children ages 6 and up can enjoy dinner, stories and songs, s’mores, and breakfast while getting introduced to camping. Bring a tent if you have one. $20/person due at registration. 703-228-3403. Program #632853-E.

Wild Dogs Campfire. 6:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Learn about wolves, coyotes, foxes and other wild members of the canine or dog family. $5 due at registration. 703-228-6535. Program #632953-G.

Family Story Time. 10:30 a.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. All ages. Free. 703-228-5710.

Open Studio Doors. 6-9 p.m. at Columbia Pike Artists Studios, 632 S. Walter Reed Drive. Talk to artists and enjoy wine and light snacks. Free. Visit www.columbiapikeartiststudios.org or 703-486-9368.

Energy Open House. 11 a.m.-5 pm. at Energy House Six, 2617 N. Nottingham St. See a green home. Free. Visit www.energyhouse.us/energy-house-vi/ for more on the home.

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.

Ballet. 2 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus in the Ernst Community Cultural Theater. See Virginia Ballet Company and School perform “Don Quixote.” $30/adult; $20/student, senior, child. Visit www.virginiaballetcompany.org or 703-249-8227.

Canine Capers. 3-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children age 8-11 can learn about wild canines and more. Free. 703-228-6535. Program #632923-J.

Shirlington Sunday Matinee. 4:30-7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “Moonstruck.” Free. 703-228-6545.

Walkabout. 3-5 p.m., meet at Fields Park, 775 N. George Mason Drive. Enjoy a free 2.5 mile walk around the neighborhoods of Bluemont and Bon Air. For more information, visit walkarlington.com or contact info@walkarlington.com.

Energy Open House. 11 a.m.-5 pm. at Energy House Six, 2617 N. Nottingham St. See a green home. Free. Visit www.energyhouse.us/energy-house-vi/ for more on the home.

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.

Story Time: Baby Steps. 10:30 a.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. For children up to age 1. Free. 703-228-5260.

Drop-in Story Time: Over 2s. 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. For children age 2-5. Free. 703-228-6545.

Story Time: Under 2s. 10:30 a.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. For children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-6548.

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

Film. 3 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Watch “Father Goose.” Free. 703-228-5710.

Family Story Time. 6:45-7:45 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. All ages. Free. 703-228-6330.

Wednesday/May 1

Paint In. 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Arlington Artists Alliance at Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Drive. Free. Come see a variety of artists at work. Visit www.galleryunderground.org for more.

May 2 through May 25

Theater Performance. See “Club de Caballeros” at Gunston Arts Center Theater Two, 2700 S. Lang St. Performances on Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 3 p.m., with tickets $30/general; $25/student or senior. Performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. with tickets $35/general; $30/student or senior. Visit www.teatrodelaluna.org or 703-548-3092.

Friday/May 3

Ballet. 7:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. See a performance of “Swan Lake Act II and Other Works.” Tickets are $5-$23. For tickets and information visit www.BalletNova.org or call 703-778-3008.

Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Gin Dance Company will perform “The Core.” Visit www.gindance.org for tickets.

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.

Dance Talk. 6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Geared towards adults who want background and history of “Swan Lake.” $5. A performance of “Swan Lake Act II and Other Works” follows at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5-$23. For tickets and information visit www.BalletNova.org or call 703-778-3008.

5k Obstacle Race. 8 a.m. at Potomac Overlook Park. Celebrate 10 years of keeping Arlington fit with obstacles such as crawling under ropes and more. Open to all BbG exercisers, families and friends. Register at www.bodybyginny.com. Proceeds benefit Arlington Food Assistance Center.

Noche de Luna Reception. 8 p.m. See “Club de Caballeros” at Gunston Arts Center Theater Two, 2700 S. Lang St. $40. Visit www.teatrodelaluna.org or 703-548-3092.

Walking Tour. 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Ball-Sellers House Museum, 5620 S. 3rd St. Enjoy a guided walking tour of George Washington’s forest. Free. E-mail kevin.vincent62@gmail.com for more.

Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Gin Dance Company will perform “The Core.” Visit www.gindance.org for tickets.

May 4 through June 1

Art Exhibit. Get ready for the summer season with “A Visual Feast” featuring food still lifes by Jane McElvany Coonce at Arlington Artists Alliance at Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Drive. Free. Visit www.galleryunderground.org for more.

Sunday/May 5

Plant Sale. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia and Virginia Cooperative Extension will host a sale of native plants, herbs, sun- and shade-loving perennials, tropicals, ferns, shrubs, trees and annuals Proceeds from the event support maintenance of the Garden. Call Judy Funderburk at 703-671-5310.

Behind the Scenes Talk. 1 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Children ages 12 and under can get a backstage look at “Swan Lake,” see the stage and meet the dancers in their costumes. $5. A performance of “Swan Lake Act II and Other Works” follows at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5-$23. For tickets and information visit www.BalletNova.org or call 703-778-3008.

Performance. 3 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Gin Dance Company will perform “The Core.” Visit www.gindance.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.

Free Workshop. Virginia Cooperative Extension and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia will hold a free workshop on outdoor pests from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Register at 703-228-6414 or www.mgnv.org.

May 6 through June 1

Art Exhibit. See artists’ interpretations of spirit in the exhibit “Sharing of Spirit” at Arlington Artists Alliance at Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Drive. Free. Visit www.galleryunderground.org for more.

Thursday/May 9

Up Close & Literary. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Meet authors Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Manil Suri. Enjoy a cocktail reception, interview and Q&A with the two authors and a dessert while the authors sign books. $60/person include food, drinks and a book of choice from one of the two authors. Visit onemorepageupclose.brownpapertickets.com for tickets.

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.

Tuesday/May 14

Fitness Day. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Adults 55 and over can enjoy activities for all fitness levels. To register call 703-228-0955 or jcollins@arlingtonva.us.

Friday/May 17

“It’s a Steal.” 5-8 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane. Purchase original paintings, drawings, mixed media works, ceramics and more for $95 or less. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org for more.

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.

Theater for Children. 2 p.m. at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Barefoot Puppet Theatre explores three tales of the Aborigines of Australia.

“It’s a Steal.” 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane. Purchase original paintings, drawings, mixed media works, ceramics and more for $95 or less. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org for more.

Sunday/May 19

Concert. 3 p.m. at Yorktown High School. The Washington Balaika Society will perform. Visit www.balaika.org for tickets.

“It’s a Steal.” 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane. Purchase original paintings, drawings, mixed media works, ceramics and more for $95 or less. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org for more.

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.

Sunday/June 16

Father’s Day Auto Festival. See innovative electric vehicles, classic muscle cars and more. 2-6 p.m. at Courtyard at 2121 Crystal Drive, 220 S. 20th St. and the parking lot behind Freddie’s Beach Bar, 555 S. 23rd St. Free. 703-412-9430.

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.