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Arlington Calendar Feb. 27

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stop in for Stories. 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Children up to age 5 can enjoy stories. Free. 703-228-6330.

Story Time. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. Children up to age 2 can enjoy stories. Free. 703-228-5715.

Drop in Story Time. 10:30 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Children up to age 2 can enjoy stories. Free. 703-228-6545.

Story Time for Over 2s. 11:15 a.m. at Aurora Hills, 735 S. 18th St. Children age 2-5 enjoy stories. Free. 703-228-5715.

Drop in Story Time. 4:15 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Enjoy a bilingual story time for all ages. Free. 703-228-5990.

Stop in for Stories. 4:15 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road. Children up to age 5. Free. 703-228-5260.

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.

Friday/March 1

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

Story Time. 10:30 a.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road. Ages 2-5. Free. 703-228-5260.

Story Time. 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. For children up to age 5. Free. 703-228-5990.

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.

Suess Story Time. 4-4:45 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children age 2-10 can have fun with some of Dr. Suess’ characters. Free. Register child only. 703-228-6535. Program #632923-K.

Tiny Tot. Children age 18-35 months can discover the wonders of nature. 10-10:45 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. $5 due at registration. 703-228-3403. Program #632813-A.

Exciting Eggs. 1-2 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn about animals that lay eggs. 703-228-3403. Program #632813-J.

Comedy. 10 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. See Barry Rothbart perform. $20. Visit arlingtondrafthouse.com for more.

Saturday/March 2

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

Tiny Tot. Children age 18-35 months can discover the wonders of nature. 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. $5 due at registration. 703-228-3403. Program #632813-B.

Comedy. 10 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. See Barry Rothbart perform. $20. Visit arlingtondrafthouse.com for more.

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.

Sunday/March 3

Party with a Purpose. 6-8 p.m. at Grevey’s Restaurant, 8130 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation invites you to come learn about volunteer opportunities for their 10 weekly adoption events, fostering, transport or taking care of cats and kittens in their adoption centers. Door prizes and munchies, free. Prospective volunteers welcome. Email lisamarierescue@hotmail.com or lostdogbarb@gmail.com.

Earliest Signs of Spring Hike. 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Families with children 5 and older can look for frogs and salamanders, eggs, trees and more. $5/registration. 703-228-3403. Program #632853-G

Performance. 3 p.m. at Kenmore Performing Arts Center. The American Youth String Ensemble present “Tones of Triumph.” $15/adult; $10/senior, student with ID; free for music teachers. Tickets available at aypo.org or at the door.

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.

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.

Monday/March 4

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

Story Time. 10:30 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. For children ages 2-5. Free. 703-228-6545.

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

Story Time. 2 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children up to age 1. Free. 703-228-5990.

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

Audition. 5-9 p.m. at Casa de la Luna, 4020 Georgia Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. Males over 25 who speak Spanish can audition. Visit www.teatrodelaluna.org or 202-882-6227 to reserve a spot.

Local Author. 7 p.m. at One More Page is located at 2200 North Westmoreland St. Melanie McCabe shares poems from her collection “History of the Body.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

Tuesday/March 5

Paws to Read. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Children in grades K-5 can read to therapy dogs at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Free. Register for a slot by calling 703-228-5710.

Birding Trip. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Meet at Lubber Run Recreation Center parking lot, 300 N. Park Drive. Enjoy a 1-3 mile loop, looking for waterfowl and more. Dress for weather, bring lunch, water and snacks. $40/due at registration. 703-228-3403. Program #632843-A

Audition. 5-9 p.m. at Casa de la Luna, 4020 Georgia Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. Males over 25 who speak Spanish can audition. Visit www.teatrodelaluna.org or 202-882-6227 to reserve a spot.

Wednesday/March 6

Nanny Club. 10 a.m.-noon at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Children up to age 5 and their nannies can enjoy puppets, books and more. 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. 1:30 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road. Children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-5260.

Drop in Story Time. 4-5 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Children in grades K-5 can enjoy readers’ theater, crafts and more with the theme of “Fairies, Fables and Funny Folktales.” Free. 703-228-5710.

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

Bird Walk. 9-11:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults can search for resident and migratory birds. Free. Registration required, 703-228-6535. Program #632943-A.

Gemstone Club: Aquamarine. 4 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Children age 7-11 can learn about the birthstones and alternate stones for each month. $10/due at registration. 703-228-3403. Program #632823-A.

Woodcock Watch. 5-9 p.m. at Lubber Run Recreation Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults can search for the male and watch mating displays and other sights and sounds. $25 due at registration. 703-228-6535. Program #632943-G.

March 6 through March 30

Exhibit. Gallery B will showcase some of Arlington resident Richard Levine’s paintings and photographs in its gallery, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Free. Visit www.bethesda.org or 301-215-6660.

Thursday/March 7

Program. 10:30 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn participate in a group and learn about nature. 703-228-3403. Program #632813-K.

Program. 1 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn participate in a group and learn about nature. 703-228-3403.. Program #632813-L.

Wine Tasting. 6:30 p.m. at One More Page, located at 2200 North Westmoreland St. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

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 8

Tiny Tot. Children age 18-35 months can discover the wonders of nature. 10-10:45 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. $5 due at registration. 703-228-3403. Program #632813-C.

Program. 1 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn participate in a group and learn about nature. 703-228-3403. Program #632813-M.

Comedy. 7:30 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. See The Lucas Brothers perform. $20. Visit arlingtondrafthouse.com for more.

Opening Reception. 6-9 p.m. Gallery B will showcase some of Arlington resident Richard Levine’s paintings and photographs in its gallery, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Free. Visit www.bethesda.org or 301-215-6660.

Author. 7 p.m. at One More Page, located at 2200 North Westmoreland St. Elizabeth Black will discuss her novel “The Drowning House.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

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.

Comedy. 7:30 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. See The Lucas Brothers perform. $20. Visit arlingtondrafthouse.com for more.

Theater Performance. 2 p.m. at Theatre on the Run. Children ages 10 and older can watch “Tale of a Tiger.” $8/person. Visit www.encorestage.org or 703-548-1154.

Launch Party. 5 pm. at One More Page, located at 2200 North Westmoreland St. For young adult author Aimee Agresti and her second book in the Gilded Wings series “Infatuate.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

Tuesday/March 12

Tiny Tot. Children age 18-35 months can discover the wonders of nature. 10-10:45 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. $5 due at registration. 703-228-6535. Program #632913-A.

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.

Tiny Tot. Children age 18-35 months can discover the wonders of nature. 10-10:45 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. $5 due at registration. 703-228-6535. Program #632913-B.

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.

Tiny Tot. Children age 18-35 months can discover the wonders of nature. 10-10:45 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. $5 due at registration. 703-228-6535. Program #632913-C.

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.

Arts and Crafts Show. The Swanson Middle School PTA is hosting the first-ever "Swanson Spring Fling Arts & Crafts Show," in the Swanson Middle School Large Gym at Washington Boulevard and Patrick Henry Drive from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. All participating artists are juried. The event is free to the public.

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.

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.

Tuesday/March 26

Program. 10:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn participate in a group and learn about nature. 703-228-6535. Program #632913-J.

Wednesday/March 27

Program. 10:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn participate in a group and learn about nature. 703-228-6535. Program #632913-K.

Program. 13:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn participate in a group and learn about nature. 703-228-6535. Program #632913-L.

Comedy. 7:30 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. See Duncan Trussell perform. $20. Visit arlingtondrafthouse.com for more.

Thursday/March 28

Program. 10:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn participate in a group and learn about nature. 703-228-6535. Program #632913-M.

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.

Monday/April 1

Rehearsals Begin. 7-9 p.m. at Arlington Presbyterian Church, 3507 Columbia Pike. All ages and musical abilities can perform with the NoVa Lights Chorale. Visit www.novalightschorale.jigsy.com or e-mail novalightschorale@gmail.com.

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.