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Entertainment Calendar

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

Signature Theatre presents an Autumn Cabaret Festival, a three-week musical line-up featuring an array of local and visiting actors, singers, and musicians. The festival will run from Sept. 4-21 in the ARK Theatre. Individual tickets to cabarets in the series are $25 each. Tickets can be purchased at signature-theatre.org, at the Box Office, or by calling 703-820-9771. All-access passes are available for $100, and can be purchased through the Box Office by phone or in person.

2013 Autumn Cabaret Schedule

Chelsea Packard — Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m.

Nova Y. Payton — Thursday, Sept. 5 at 8 p.m.

Nick Blaemire and The Hustle — Friday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m.

Nova Y. Payton — Saturday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m.

Signature’s Funny Ladies — Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m.

Levi Stephens — Thursday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m.

Heidi Blickenstaff — Friday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m.

Heidi Blickenstaff — Saturday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m.

Out Of This World – The Lyrics and Music of Johnny Mercer — Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. & Thursday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m.

Gia Mora — Friday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m.

Nadine Zahr — Saturday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m.

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

Online registration for the 2013 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics is open Deadline to register online is Aug. 30. The fee is $12. Participants can register online at www.nvso.us. Events take place Sept. 7-19 at 17 venues throughout Northern Virginia. Call 703-228-4721 for more.

Saturday/Sept. 7, 2013

Opening Ceremonies, Track and Rowing Events, Exhibits. 9 a.m. at Thomas

Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Free; open to the

public.

Diving Competition. 3 p.m. at Yorktown High School pool, 5200 Yorktown Blvd., Arlington. Free; open to the public.

Sunday/Sept. 8

Cycling Competition. 10K, 8 a.m. and 20K, 9 a.m., at Northern Fauquier Community Park, 4155 Monroe Parkway, Marshall. Free; open to the public.

Monday/Sept. 9

Events. Team line dancing, women's eight ball pool, racquetball and ten pin

bowling. Events will take place at the James Lee Community Center Theatre, Falls

Church; Wakefield District Park, Annandale; Lincolnia Senior Center, Alexandria and Bowl America Shirley, Alexandria. Open to the public; free. Call for event times, 703-228-4721.

Tuesday/Sept. 10

Senior Olympic Events. Wii bowling, eight ball pool (men), bocce, tennis (singles 50-69), horseshoes, handball, softball hit and throw, football throw and yo-yo tricks competition will take place at the Greenspring Retirement Community, Springfield; Lincolnia Senior Center, Alexandria; City of Fairfax Senior Center, Fairfax; Lincolnia Senior Center, Alexandria and Wakefield District Park, Annandale. Call for event times, 703-228-4721. Open to the public; free.

Wednesday/Sept. 11

Tennis, Mini Golf and Bunco. They will be held at Wakefield District Park, Annandale; Oak Marr Recreation Center, Oakton and Hollin Hall Senior Center, Alexandria. Call for locations and event times, 703-228-4721. Open to the public; free.

Thursday/Sept. 12

Tennis and More Events. Northern Virginia Senior Olympics events taking place include tennis (doubles all ages), table tennis, Mexican Train Dominoes and duplicate bridge. Venues include Wakefield District Park, Annandale; Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads, Falls Church and Lincolnia Senior Center, Alexandria. Call for event times, 703-228-4721. Open to the public; free.

Friday/Sept. 13

Swimming and Doubles Tennis. Swimming events and mixed doubles tennis highlight events at the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. Tennis will start at 10 a.m. at Wakefield District Park, Annandale and swimming at 9:30 a.m. at the Claude Moore Recreation Center, Sterling. Open to the public; free.

Saturday/Sept. 14

Volleyball and Basketball Competition. Volleyball games will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, Alexandria. Men's and women's basketball free throw and field goals plus men's 3v3 games will be held beginning at 11 a.m. at the Thomas

Jefferson Community Center, Arlington. Open to the public; free.

Sunday/Sept. 15

Field Events. Field events including, standing and running long jump, high jump, mini javelin throw, Frisbee throw, shotput and discus start at 9 a.m. at George Mason High School, Falls Church. Badminton competition will take place at the K2 Badminton Club, Sterling. Open to the public; free. Call for event times, 703-228-4721.

Monday/Sept. 16-18

Mixed Doubles Pickleball Competition. 9 a.m. Free. Call for location, 703-228-4721.

Tuesday/Sept. 17

Doubles: Pickleball Competition. 9 a.m. Free. Call for location, 703-228-4721.

Wednesday/Sept. 18

Singles: Pickleball Competition. 9 a.m. Free. Call for location, 703-228-4721.

Thursday/Sept. 19

Golf Competition. 9 a.m. at Forest Greens Golf Course, Triangle. The final event in the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics.

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.

Paisano’s Pizza is going to “Share the Pie” with the Boys and Girls Clubs of

greater Washington.For all customers who mention “BGC” when placing an order, Paisano’s will donate 10 percent of their purchase price to help support that organization. The fundraiser goes until Sept. 15. In Arlington, Paisano’s is at 3650 South Glebe Road, No. 185. Visit www.pizzapaisanos.com

Enjoy a Monday morning yoga class through September held in Crystal City’s Water Park located across from 1750 Crystal Drive. Led by instructors from Mind Your Body Oasis.

The Crystal City FRESHFARM Market is open on Tuesdays from 3-7 p.m. with the same selection of foods and goods from local producers, in front of 251 S. 18th St.

Take a free outdoor Zumba class in the courtyard at 2121 Crystal Drive, led by instructors from the local Sport & Health Clubs, every Wednesday through the end of September. Participants can take a free shower afterwards at the nearby Sport & Health.

Photography Exhibit. Through Monday, Sept. 30, see "Hallowed Ground: Photos of the Gettysburg Battlefield 150 Years After, by Ron Cogswell," at Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 Military Road. Free. Call 703-228-6330.

Senior Olympics Registration. Participants can register online at www.nvso.us or by regular mail. The events take place Sept. 7-19 at 17 different venues throughout Northern Virginia. Registration forms are available at senior centers, community centers and senior residences or by calling 703-228-4721. Deadline to register is Aug. 23 (mail), Aug. 30 (online). The fee is $12.

Register Now. 2013 Master Gardener Training Class still has a few spaces available for the program which runs from Sept. 10-Nov. 21 on Tuesday and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Classes held at the Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., as well as two Saturday field trips to gardens operated by master gardeners. Fee is $225 for Arlington and Alexandria residents and $275 for outside residents. Call 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com

Register Now. Encore Creativity’s 55+ Encore Chorale welcomes older adults to register for its fall season. The program offers an opportunity to improve your voice in a welcoming community. No auditions will be held. Singers will rehearse classical and holiday songs in prepartation for December perfomances. Call 301-261-5747 or visit encorecreativity.org.

Through Sept. 22

Theatre Performance. At the Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. Signature Theatre presents “Miss Saigon.” Performances Tuesday through Sunday evenings, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tuesday and Wednesday shows are 7:30 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday performances are 8 p.m.; and Sunday performances are 7 p.m. Matinees performances are 2 p.m. $40. Call 703-573-SEAT or visit signature-theatre.org.

Wednesday/Aug. 21

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.

Thursday/Aug. 29-Sunday/Sept. 1

Tabletop Wargaming Convention. Fourth Annual NOVA Open hosts gaming tournaments, hobby and art seminars, raffles. Event tickets, weekend badges and day passes can be purchased onsite or at www.novaopen.com.

Friday/Aug. 30

Wine in the Water Park. 6-10 p.m., Fridays in Sept. at Crystal City Water Park, 1750 Crystal Drive. Experts from the Washington Wine Academy assist attendees in selecting wine. Free admission and snacks; $5 for wine and beer. Call 703-412-9430 or visit www.crystalcity.org.

Music. 8 p.m. at Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive. The United States Air Force Band - Airmen of Note will perform. Free. Visit www.usafband.af.mil or 202-767-5658.

Saturday/Aug. 31

Summer Concert. 7 p.m. at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2848 N. Marcey Road. musical performance by local band Michael Mulvaney. Free but donations are requested. Picnic suppers are welcome. Call 703-528-5406.

Tuesday/Sept. 3

Book Club: Read Between the Lines. 1-2 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Discuss “Law in America” by Lawrence Meir Friedman. Free. 703-228-6545.

Film. 2-3:45 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Watch “To Have and Have Not” (1944). Free. 703-228-5710.

Paws to Read. 3-4 p.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. 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 703-228-5710.

Fiction Book Club. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Discuss “Love & Lament” by John Milliken. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Wednesday/Sept. 4

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.

Author Discussion. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Maggie Sefton will share from “Poisoned Politics,” the second book in her D.C.-set mystery series. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Thursday/Sept. 5

Author Discussion. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. David O. Stewart will sign “The Lincoln Deception.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Friday/Sept. 6

Opening Reception. 5-8 p.m. at Gallery Underground, 2100 Crystal Drive. Enjoy music, food and conversations with the artists of “Be Square.” Free. Visit www.galleryunderground.org for more.

Wine Tasting. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Saturday/Sept. 7

23rd Annual Rosslyn Jazz Festival. 1-7 p.m. at Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway. Sponsored by the Rosslyn BID, and co-presented by Arlington Cultural Affairs, the festival includes musical entertainment from a variety of performers. Free. Visit www.rosslynva.org/play/calendar/jazz-festival.

Author Discussion. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. John Milliken Thompson will discuss and sign copies of “Love and Lament.”Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Wednesday-Saturday/Sept. 4-21

Autumn Cabaret Festival. 8 p.m. at the ARK Theatre at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. The festival features local and visiting actors, singers and musicians including Broadway performer Heidi Blickenstaff, Signature star Nova Y. Payton and artist Levi Stephens. $25/performance or an all-access pass for $100. For the full schedule or tickets, visit signature-theatre.org, or purchase tickets in person at the Box Office or at 703-820-9771.

Sept. 7-19

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. The 31st annual event consists of 50 competitions at 17 venues throughout Northern Virginia. Participants may register for multiple events for a flat fee of $12 with additional facility fees for some events. All participants must be 50 years of age by Dec. 31 and live in a sponsoring jurisdiction. Previous competitors will receive a registration form in the mail late June. Forms are also available at senior centers, community centers, senior residences or by calling 703-228-4721. Applications must be postmarked by Aug. 23. Online registration opens July 1 and ends Aug. 30. Visit www.nvso.com.

Sunday/Sept. 8

Film. 6-8 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “The Birdcage.” Free. 703-228-6545.

Monday/Sept. 9

Prose Out Loud. 1-2 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Hear some favorite poems read by library staff. Free. 703-228-6545.

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.

Nonfiction Book Club. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Discuss “The Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code” by Sam Kean. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Book Club. 7:30-9 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Discuss “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford. Free. 703-228-6330.

Tuesday/Sept. 10

Film. 2-3:45 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Watch “The Big Sleep” (1946). Free. 703-228-5710.

Paws to Read. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. Children in grades K-5 can read to therapy dogs. Free. Register for a slot by calling 703-228-5260.

Stories and Recipes. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Cocktail Connoisseur Philip Green will share stories and recipes from “To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Wednesday/Sept. 11

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.

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. Free. Register for a slot by calling 703-228-6545.

Pay-What-You-Can Performance.Gunston Theatre Two, 2700 S. Lang St., presents “Come Blow Your Horn.” Visit americancentury.org or 703-998-4555 for tickets.

Author Discussion. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Tim Gay will share from “Assignment to Hell: The War Against Nazi Germany,” a tribute to five World War II’s correspondents and the men and women who fought against fascism. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Thursday/Sept. 12

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

Visual Presentation. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. The Arlington Historical Society will host a presentation about the Dawson-Bailey House, now the core of the Dawson Terrace Community Center. A question and answer session will follow. Free. 703-228-5990.

Thursday-Saturday/Sept. 12-Oct. 12

Theater Performances. Gunston Theatre Two, 2700 S. Lang St., presents “Come Blow Your Horn” with performances on Thursday-Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Visit americancentury.org or 703-998-4555 for tickets.

Friday/Sept. 13

Daytime Book Club. 11 a.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Discuss “The Art of Fielding” by Chad Harbach. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive. The United States Air Force concert band and soloists from the Singing Sergeants will perform. Free. Visit www.usafband.af.mil or 202-767-5658.

Saturday/Sept. 14

Music and Book Event. 10:30 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Danny Ellis will discuss his book and entertain guests with his songs and guitar. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Sunday/Sept. 15

Sip and Salsa. 2-6 p.m. at 220 20th St. Jaleo and the Crystal City Wine Shop provide wines from Spain and South America for this outdoor wine festival. The Salsa Room offers free salsa dance lessons and local restaurants supply food. $20 admission includes all wine and food tastings; $10 designated driver admission includes all food tastings. Visit http://www.crystalcity.org/do/vintage-crystal-sip-and-salsa.

Documentary. 6:30 p.m. at Bethel United Church of Christ, 4347 Arlington Blvd. Watch “A Place at the Table” and then discuss. Admission is a food or monetary donation for Arlington Food Assistance Center. Visit BethelUCC-VA.org or 703-528-0937.

Thursday/Sept. 19

Post-Show Talk-Back. After watching “Come Blow Your Horn” at Gunston Theatre Two, 2700 S. Lang St., discuss the show. Visit americancentury.org or 703-998-4555 for tickets.

Sunday/Sept. 22

Pups and Pilsners. 2-6 p.m. at Festival Grounds, 1405 Crystal Drive. An outdoor beer festival for friends and dogs. The event features a beer garden complete with ten stations offering a different craft brew. Crystal City restaurants provide food. Free admission to the festival; paid admission to beer garden. Visit www.washingtonwineacademy.org.

Wednesday/Sept. 25

Blues and Brews. 5-8 p.m. at 2121 Crystal Drive Courtyard. Live music and beer. In partnership with the Crystal City Business Improvement District, Vornado/Charles E. Smith and the Washington Wine Academy. The beer garden will feature delicious brews hand-selected by beer experts from the Washington Wine Academy and the Crystal City Wine Shop. Visit www.crystalcity.org.

Pay-What-You-Can Performance. Gunston Theatre Two, 2700 S. Lang St., presents “Come Blow Your Horn.” Visit americancentury.org or 703-998-4555 for tickets.

Saturday/Sept. 28

Eight-Thirteen Ball. 8 p.m. at Arlington Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. This ball is a literary-themed social event created to raise money for the library’s early literacy initiatives. This year the theme is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.” Tickets can be purchased from the library for $30. Visit www.artisphere.com.

Sunday/Sept. 29

Mutts n Munchkins Crafty Kids Fundraiser. 1-4 p.m. at Cherry Hills Park, 9800 Cherry Hill Road. Families invited to come out and have fun and raise money for pets with disabilities. Children will have opportunity to create their own means to fundraise or just enjoy the event. Visit www.muttsnmuchkins.com.

Monday/Sept. 30

Talk. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Biologist David Haskell will discuss “The Forest Unseen: A Naturalist’s Manifesto.” Free. 703-228-5990.

Saturday/Oct. 5

Dance Performance. Be surrounded by ‘flowers’ and experience the expressive message they represent in “Sweet Zinnia.” Noon-2 p.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive. $20. Visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-933-1111 for tickets.

Saturday/Oct. 12

Dance Performance. Be surrounded by ‘flowers’ and experience the expressive message they represent in “Sweet Zinnia.” Noon-2 p.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive. $20. Visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-933-1111 for tickets.

Friday/Nov. 1

Vampire Ball. Synetic Theater will showcase “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and then will have dancing, light appetizers and costume contest. $60/person or $100/pair. Visit www.synetictheater.org or 866-811-4111 for tickets.