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Arlington Entertainment Calendar Wednesday, Feb. 20

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. 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.

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.

Theater Performance. 7:30 p.m. at the MAX Theater. See “Revolution” features local high school students. Free, but tickets required. E-mail tickets@signature-theatre.org or 703-820-9771.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Friday/March 1

Free Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 4201 N. Fairfax Drive. Features Charles Mokotoff and Barbara Peterson Cackler. A reception will follow. Visit www.cumcballston.org for more.

Late-Night Dance Performance. 10 p.m. at Paul Sprenger Theatre in Washington, D.C. Bowen McCauley Dance presents “Lucy’s Local Playlist,” a contemporary dance performance inspired by music of 11 local bands/artists. Visit www.bmdc.org for tickets.

March 4 through April 6

Exhibit. See “Real and Imagined” 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.

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.

Arlington Home Show and Garden Expo. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Learn about home improvement, zoning laws, replacing windows, doors and more. Free. For more visit www.arlingtonhomeshow.org, call the Housing Division at 703-228-3765, or CPRO at 703-892-2776.

Wednesday/March 13

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 16

Spring Gala. 7-10:30 p.m. at BalletNova Studios, 3443 Carlin Springs Road, Falls Church. Enjoy a silent auction, the Young Choreographers Competition finale and more. Proceeds benefit the BalletNova scholarship and financial aid program. $65/person; $120/couple. Visit www.balletnova.org for more.

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 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 March

Gallery Exhibit. See “What Those Who Teach Can Do” featuring the artistic work of local high school educators at the Art Institute of Washington, 1820 N. Fort Myer Drive. Visit www.artinstitutes.edu for more.

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/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.

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.