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Arlington Calendar Feb.-April

"Paris by Day, Paris by Night: Photos by Kevin Kasmai" at Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 Military Road; through April 2. Mon and Thu: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tue and Wed: 1-9 p.m.; Fri and Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Call 703-228-6330.

"Paris by Day, Paris by Night: Photos by Kevin Kasmai" at Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 Military Road; through April 2. Mon and Thu: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tue and Wed: 1-9 p.m.; Fri and Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Call 703-228-6330. By Kevin Kasmai

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.

Family Skate Opening Night. Saturdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., through March 30. 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.

Flying Squirrel Lore & More. For 
families and children. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Flying squirrels are found throughout the wooded neighborhoods of Arlington, but are seldom seen. Learn about these nocturnal acrobats. After an indoor presentation, go outside to see them glide in for an evening meal. Call 703-228-6535 to register. Meet at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road.

  • Saturday, Feb. 16, 6-7 p.m. Program #622953-L


  • Sunday, Feb. 17, 6-7 p.m. Program #622953-M


  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 6-7 p.m. Program #622953-N


  • Sunday, Feb. 24, 6-7 p.m. Program #622953-O

Photo Exhibit. See “Paris by Day, Paris by Night: Photos by Kevin Kasmai” at Cherrydale Library, 2190 Military Road through April 2. Free. 703-228-6330.

Young Choreographers Competition. Dancers 14-18 years old can enter BalletNova’s competition. Applicants must submit a 3-5 minute videotape featuring 3-8 dancers, a short essay and a recommendation from their teacher. Five finalists will be chosen by judges and then the public can vote for their favorite. Through Feb. 17. For more information and applications, contact info@BalletNova, or go to the website at www.BalletNova.org.

Through March 3

Theater Performances. Signature Theatre, with Artistic Associate Joe Calarco, presents “Shakespeare’s R&J.” Performances are Tuesday through Sunday. Tuesday and Wednesday performances are at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening performances are at 8 p.m.; Sunday evening performances are at 7 p.m. Matinee performances are Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $40. Tickets are available by phone at 703-573-SEAT, online at signature-theatre.org, or in person at the Signature Box Office at 4200 Campbell Ave.

Through March 2

Art Exhibit. See Marina DiCarlo’s exhibit “Inside/Outside” at Northern Virginia Art Center, 2100 Crystal Drive. The inside of the body is the inspiration for each of the paintings. Free. Visit www.novaartcenter.org for more.

Wednesday/March 13, 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.

Wednesday/Feb. 13

Author Signing. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 North Westmoreland St. Garrett Peck discusses his book “The Smithsonian Castle and the Seneca Quarry.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

Wild Ones: Fine Porcupine. 4-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 6-10 can learn about these prickly animals. $5 registration fee. 703-228-6535 to register. Program #622923-E.

Thursday/Feb 14

Molars and Canines. 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy stories, crafts and short hikes in a group. $5 due at registration. 703-228-6535. Program #622913-V.

Whooo Do You Love. 4-5 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Children age 6 and up can share which animal in the world is their favorite and learn how to help them in the wild. $5 registration fee. 703-228-3403. Program #622823-P.

Wine, Comedy and Movie. See “The Princess Bride” at 7 p.m. or 9:50 p.m. The 7 p.m. showing also includes wine tasting with the Washington Wine Academy, which starts at 6:30 p.m. $8 at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. Visit arlingtondrafthouse.com for more.

Feb. 14 through March 9

Theater Performance. See “Sexo, Pudor y Lagrimas (Sex, Shame and Tears)” at Gunston Arts Center Theater Two, 2700 S. Lang St., on Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 3 p.m. for $30/adult; $25/student and senior. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. for $35/adult; $30/student and senior. Tickets online at www.teatrodelaluna.org or 703-548-3092.

Friday/Feb. 15

Comedy Performance. 10 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. Adam Cayton-Holland performs. $20. Visit arlingtondrafthouse.com for tickets.

Friday-Sunday/Feb. 15-17

SpiritFest: Love is Spirit in Action. Enjoy classes, circles, readings with clairvoyants, tarot readings, numerology, past life regressions and more. Held at Arlington Metaphysical Chapel, 5618 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.arlingtonmeta.com or 703-276-1020 to register.

Saturday/Feb. 16

Noche de Luna Reception Performance. 8 p.m. at Gunston Arts Center Theater Two, 2700 S. Lang St. See “Sexo, Pudor y Lagrimas (Sex, Shame and Tears).” $40/person. Tickets online at www.teatrodelaluna.org or 703-548-3092.

Fundraiser. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 North Westmoreland St. The bookstore hosts Voices in the Glen, a storytelling fundraiser for the Island Park, N.Y. library and other libraries that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

Sneak a Peek. 10-11 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Children age 6 and up can use items from night vision goggles to observation hives to see what happens behind the scenes. $5 due at registration. 703-228-3403. Program #622823-Q.

Hanssen Spy Talk. 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center,625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults can learn about the infamous spy and traitor Robert Hanssen and his connections to the nature center. $5/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535. Program #622943-O.

Comedy Performance. 10 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. Adam Cayton-Holland performs. $20. Visit arlingtondrafthouse.com for tickets.

Sunday/Feb. 17

Invasive Removal. 2-5 p.m. For adults, families and teens. Help improve wildlife habitat. Join for the monthly work parties to remove destructive invasive plants, and make a real difference. No registration required. Free. At Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road.


Workshop on Pruning Trees and Shrubs. 1-3 p.m. at 4470 S. First Place. Bring own pruning tools. Free. Registration requested. E-mail mgarlalex@gmail.com or 703-228-6414.

Where are the Snakes in Winter? 3-4:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children age 5-9 can learn about the wintertime behaviors and then draw three of Arlington’s most common snakes. Supplies provided, but feel free to bring own pencil and sketchbook. $5 fee due at registration. 703-228-6535. Program #622923-L.

Wednesday/Feb. 20

Book Signing. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Paul Dickson will talk about his book “Words from the White House: Words and Phrases Coined or Popularized by America’s Presidents.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Movie. 7:20 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. Watch “Slap Shot.” $3 or free to Comedy Film Bucketlist members who RSVP. Visit arlingtondrafthouse.com to become a member or buy a ticket.

Thursday/Feb. 21

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children 18-35 months can enjoy songs, crafts, mini-hikes and more. $5 due at registration. 703-228-6535. Program #622913-I.

Feb. 22 through March 3

Theater Performance. See Encore Stage & Studio present “Big Bad,” a story about what happened to the Wolf after the “Three Little Pigs.” Showtimes are Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 11 a.m. or 3 p.m.; and Sundays at 3 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. $12/adult; $10/child, student, senior. Visit www.encorestageva.org or 703-548-1154 for tickets.

Saturday/Feb. 23

Music. Lucy’s Arl, 2620 S. Shirlington Road will have four bands performing including The Velvet Ants, pool tables available and giveaways.

Hawks in the High Winter Sky. 10-11 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Children age 5-9 can learn about the flight patterns and other behaviors of Arlington’s most frequently sighted hawks and then draw their feather patterns and arcs of flight. Supplies provided, but feel free to bring own pencil and sketchbook. $5 fee due at registration. 703-228-3403. Program #622823-U.

Skunk Cabbage Hike. 3-4 p.m. at Barcroft Parking Garage. Families can meet naturalist Rachael Tolman for a wintery hike to find the first signs of spring, skunk cabbage. Wear galoshes and outdoor clothing. $5 fee due at registration. 703-228-6535.

Sunday/Feb. 24

Get Ready for Wood Frogs. 1-2 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Families with children age 5 and up can learn about these animals. $5 due at registration. 703-228-3403. Program #622853-J.

Naturally Poetic. 3-4:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults and teens can explore different styles of poetry and pen own poetry and then reflect over hot cocoa. Free. Program #622943-N. 703-228-6535.

Music Performance. 4 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4250 N. Glebe Road. Hear the chamber orchestra, soloists and chorus perform Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and more. Visit www.stpetersmusic.org for more.

Monday/Feb. 25

Lecture. 2-4 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. See a dramatic recreation of the notable court case “The Lindberg Baby Kidnapping.” Free. 703-228-2144.

Art Show. 6-9 p.m. at Cafe Caturra, 2931 S. Glebe Road. Browse through art created by local artists, enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and more to raise money for Caring Hands Animal Support and Education. Free, but donations accepted. Visit www.chase-alliance.org or 703-403-1019.

Wednesday/Feb. 27

Free Talk. 1 p.m. at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Hear a talk on Elizabeth Keckley, an American seamstress and her time in the Lincoln White House. Register at 703-536-7557. There will be raffle for those who registered. Bring a story on a seamstress, how you learned how to sew, who taught you, injuries you sustained or other related stories.

Thursday/Feb. 28

Lecture. 6:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Research Center, 900 N. Glebe Road. Learn about the history of Washington, D.C.’s U Street through a discussion by Blair Ruble, author of “Washington’s U Street: A Biography.” Free. RSVP to http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4421962208 by Feb. 26.

Through Feb. 28

Art Exhibit. See Morgan Monceaux’s exhibit “Hail to the Chiefs: Portraits of the United States Presidents and First Ladies” at Reagan Washington National Airport, baggage claim level. He uses a variety of media, including campaign buttons, jewelry and more. Free.

Thursday-Friday/March 7-8

The Big Meow Double Day Camp. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, with option for extended day in the morning from 8-9 a.m. or in the evening from 3-6 p.m. For children. $150/both days; plus $50 for extended morning or $75 for extended evening. Visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-933-1111.

Saturday/March 9

Monte Carlo Night. 7 p.m. at Ronald Reagan National Airport Historic Terminal “A.” Proceeds support Leadership Arlington’s mission and youth programs. $175/purchased by Feb. 28 and $225 after. Visit www.leadershiparlington.org for more.

Wednesday/March 13, 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.

Thursday/March 14

Movie. 7:15 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. Watch “Bicycle Dreams.” $10. Visit arlingtondrafthouse.com to buy a ticket.

Saturday/March 23

Dance Sampler. 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Melton Rehearsal Hall, 641 D. St., Washington, D.C. See a showcase by Jane Franklin Dance. Visit www.janefranklin.com for tickets.

March 25 through March 29

Penelope’s Pesky Pen Spring Break Camp. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, with option for extended day in the morning from 8-9 a.m. or in the evening from 3-6 p.m. For children. $300; plus $75 for extended morning or $100 for extended evening. Visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-933-1111.

March 22 through April 13

‘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.

Through April 2

Photo Exhibit. See “Paris by Day, Paris by Night: Photos by Kevin Kasmai” at Cherrydale Library, 2190 Military Road. Free. 703-228-6330.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. $20 in advance at www.tickeri.com or $30 at the door. See details on www.festivalargentinousa.com.

June 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.