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‘Easy A’ Outdoor Film Festival runs through Aug. 30 at Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway, at dusk. This year's theme, Summer School, features movies about high school. Come early to picnic in the park and play pre-show games. Free.

Summer Classes Return

Registrations now open for children and teen summer classes at the Arlington Arts Center. Join AAC for classes covering all subjects and mediums. This summer will offer classes from previous semesters and new classes like Developing Nature and Drawing, a class for teens rooted in the principals of drawing and AAC's summer exhibition Green Acres.

Classes for Children. June 24-Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m., supervised lunch breaks for students in consecutive classes, complimentary aftercare until 5 p.m. for students in 1:30-4 p.m. classes.

Classes for Teens. July 15-Aug. 16, 1-4 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. Class highlights include:

This Is My City - Arlington; Becoming An Artist; and Painting Fundamentals:.

Arlington Arts Center
A private non-profit arts center with exhibitions, classes, and studios

is located at 3550 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org, email info@arlingtonartscenter.org or call 703-248-6800.

Art Festival

Highland Street in the Clarendon District of Arlington will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery when the Arlington Festival of the Arts debuts on Saturday, June 22-Sunday, June 23, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Festival patrons can expect to see bold and vibrant paintings, contemporary and whimsical art, life-size sculptures, photography, handcrafted jewelry and much more. A food festival hosted by the Clarendon Alliance will be located adjacent to the Metro Station stop on Clarendon Boulevard and Highland Street. Admission to the art show is free and open to the public.

This two-day event will showcase the work of more than 150 leading artists in the country and will appeal to people of all ages including families, art enthusiasts and serious collectors looking for new and emerging talent. Artists will line North Highland Street from 13th Street North past Wilson Boulevard, Clarendon Boulevard and the metro station, and will end on Washington Boulevard. All artists will be on site for the duration of the show, available to discuss their art, techniques and inspiration.

An art giveaway will give festival patrons an opportunity to win original artwork by participating artists Connie and Jimmy Langford. This couple specializes in metal, paying close attention to texture and color while creating bold works of art. The giveaway prize, a hand etched and colored 18” x 18” stainless steel wall sculpture titled “Going Wild With Color” is valued at $450. It will be on display at their booth throughout the weekend where registration will also take place until 4 p.m. on Sunday when the winning ticket will be drawn. No purchase is necessary to participate in this giveaway.

Go Dancing

At the Ballroom at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-228-1850.

Salsa Tuesdays. 7:30-8:30 p.m. dance class; 8:30-11 p.m. dancing.

Dance Wednesdays. 7:30-8:30 p.m. dance classes; 8:30-11 p.m. dancing. Tickets are $15/$12 at door. On Wednesdays, dance at Artisphere to zydeco, cajun, rock, R&B and swing.

11:01 Saturday Nights. Starts at 11:01 p.m. Late-night dance party. Tickets are $15/$12 students.

UPDATE in SPRING 2013

Farmers Markets…

Clarendon Farmers Market. Year-round, has locally produced breads and pastries, organic vegetables, flowers, soap, sorbet and more. Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Courthouse Parking Lot, 3195 North Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Also year-round on Wednesdays from 3-7 p.m. at Clarendon Metro Station. Visit www.Clarendon.org. Call 703-812-8881.

Arlington Farmers Market at Courthouse. Adjacent to the Arlington County Courthouse Parking Lot, at the intersection of N. Courthouse Road and N. 14th Street. This is a 'producer only' market with more than 30 producers. Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, through December. Each Saturday through September, Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will answer any gardening question. Visit www.arlingtonfarmersmarket.com for a list of vendors.

Rosslyn Farmers Market and Lunchtime Concerts. The Farmers Market is every Thursday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1401 Wilson Blvd. (across from the Cupid's Garden sculpture) starting May 23. Lunchtime concerts will take place during the market from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For a list of market vendors, visit www.rosslynva.org/play/markets.

Ongoing

‘Unplugged’ Concert Series. Thursdays, June through August from 6-8 p.m. at Market Common Clarendon, 2700 Clarendon Blvd. Enjoy free performances of live acoustic music. Visit www.marketcommonclarendon.net or 703-785-5634.

Mr. Knick Knack. Fridays, June through October, 10:30 a.m. Market Common Clarendon, 2700 Clarendon Blvd., presents 45-minute performances for children.Visit www.marketcommonclarendon.net or 703-785-5634.

Storytime at Kinder Haus Toys. 10:30 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays through Friday, Nov. 1. Children must be accompanied by an Adult. 1220 N. Fillmore St. Visit Kinderhaus.com or call 703-527-5929.

Group Bike Rides. Tuesday nights through September at 7 p.m., meet at Freshbikes Arlington Store, 3924 Wilson Blvd. All abilities welcome. Free. After the ride purchase food from various food trucks each week. Visit www.freshbikescycling.com for more.

Restaurants and Rhythms. The BID's free happy-hour live music series inside Rosslyn restaurants. Origem will bring Brazilian jazz to Le Méridien. Dave Chappel and friends will perform blues rock at the Hyatt Arlington and Mary Ann Redmond will sing jazz standards at the Key Bridge Marriott. Visit www.rosslynva.org for a detailed schedule.

Comedy. Every Saturday at 3 p.m. at Comedy Spot, located in Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Blvd., children can enjoy ComedySportz for Kidz. $10. Visit www.comedyindc.com or 703-294-LAFF.

Comedy. Every Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. is ComedySportz (“clean”) and at 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday is the Blue Show (“unclean”), both at Comedy Spot, located in Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Blvd. $15 each. Visit www.comedyindc.com or 703-294-LAFF.

Art Exhibit. See “An Artistic Discovery” exhibition through June 23 at Works in Progress Gallery at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. As part of the national Congressional art program, this exhibition recognizes the creative talents of Northern Virginia’s young artists. Included are 64 works of art from 15 high schools across Northern Virginia's 8th District. Yorktown High School student K.T. Fiduk was awarded top honors for her art work, "View Out The Window," which will be displayed for an entire year at the U.S. Capitol. Visit www.artisphere.com or call 703-875-1100.

Thursday/June 20

Music. 6-8 p.m. at Market Common Clarendon, 2700 Clarendon Blvd. Hear music by Josh Burgess. Free. Lawn chairs welcome. Visit www.marketcommonclarendon.net or 703-785-5634.

Thursday-Sunday/June 20-23

BuddhaFest. Featuring films, spiritual talks, meditation and live music, BuddaFest returns to Artisphere. Robert Thurman joins author Sharon Salzberg on Saturday, June 22 for “Buddhism: A Joyous Science of Kindness and Wisdom.” New at this year’s festival is Tibet Fest, a family friendly event on Saturday, June 22, featuring the food, dance, music and spirit of Tibet. Children are admitted free, and activities include making birthday cards to send to the Dalai Lama and a Tibetan Market. Tibet Fest is inspired by Tibetan Buddhist culture and the global concern for its survival inside Tibet. A complete festival schedule, ticket pricing and venue information, is at www.buddhafest.org or email buddhafestdc@gmail.com.

Friday/June 21

Film Festival. “Easy A” (PG-13) 2010 - 92 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Saturday/June 22

Improv Classes. Learn improv at Comedy Spot, located in Ballston Common Mall, at 4238 Wilson Blvd. Visit comedyindc.com or call 703-294-LAFF.

3rd Annual Erica Paul “Fabulous” Event. 5-9 p.m. at Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd. Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation holds its annual event in memory of Erica Paul that includes happy hour, dancing and auction. $25 online and $30 at the door. Visit chris4life.org/events for tickets.

Saturday-Sunday/June 22-23

Arlington Festival of the Arts. More than 100 artists will converge on Highland Street in Clarendon for a two-day juried outdoor gallery style art exhibit. A wide variety of original artwork will be on display and for sale with prices set to suit all budgets. Food festival hosted by the Clarendon Alliance. Art giveaway where the prize is original artwork by a participating artist, no purchase necessary to participate. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Visit www.ArtFestival.com or 561-746-6615.

Monday/June 24

Improv Classes. Learn improv at Comedy Spot, located in Ballston Common Mall, at 4238 Wilson Blvd. Visit comedyindc.com or call 703-294-LAFF.

Ibis Chamber Music. 7:30 p.m. at The IOTA Club & Cafe at 2832 Wilson Boulevard. Enjoy music for strings, flute and harp along with music by Mozart, Beaser, Francaix, Hoover and Gershwin. Cover charge $12, at the door. Call 803-522-8340.

June 24 through Aug. 23

Week-long Summer Classes. Children can take art classes from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:30-4 p.m. at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org for a list of classes and to register. 703-248-6800.

Thursday/June 27

Music. 6-8 p.m. at Market Common Clarendon, 2700 Clarendon Blvd. Hear music by Willem Dicke. Free. Lawn chairs welcome. Visit www.marketcommonclarendon.net or 703-785-5634.

Friday/June 28

Film Festival. “10 Things I Hate About You” (PG-13) 1999 - 97 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Music Performance. Gangstagrass Friday, June 28, 8:30 p.m. at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Boulevard. Mention Artisphere at Rosslyn's Piola restaurant and get 20 percent off your meal before or after the show. Order tickets at www.artisphere.com.

June 29-Oct. 13

Art Exhibition. Green Acres. Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Boulevard. Contact 703-248-6800 or visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org.

Mixed Media Exhibit. at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Boulevard. Opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, July 13, 6-9 p.m. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org.

Special Art Exhhibition. Dupont Market. Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Boulevard. Call 703-248-6800 or visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org.

Tuesday/July 2

Arlington BBQ Tuesday Night Rides. 7 p.m. at Freshbikes Cycling, 3924 Wilson Blvd. Free. All abilities welcome. Free food and drink after the ride. Visit www.freshbikescycling.com for more.

Thursday/July 4

Music. 6-8 p.m. at Market Common Clarendon, 2700 Clarendon Blvd. Hear music by David Andrew Smith. Free. Lawn chairs welcome. Visit www.marketcommonclarendon.net or 703-785-5634.

Friday/July 5

Film Festival. “Bring It On” (PG-13) 2000 - 98 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Friday/July 12

Film Festival. “Pretty in Pink” (PG-13) 1986 - 96 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

July 15 through Aug. 16

Week-long Summer Classes. Teens can take art classes from 1-4 p.m. or 1:30-4 p.m. at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org for a list of classes and to register. 703-248-6800.

Friday/July 19

Film Festival. “She's All That” (PG-13) 1999 - 95 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Monday/July 22

Performance. Shannon Whitworth performs at IOTA Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., at 8:30 p.m. $12. Visit www.iotaclubandcafe.com or call 703-522-8340.

Friday/July 26

Film Festival. “Fame” (R) 1980 - 134 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Friday/Aug. 2

Film Festival. “Can't Hardly Wait” (PG-13) 1998 - 100 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Tuesday/Aug. 6

Arlington BBQ Tuesday Night Rides. 7 p.m. at Freshbikes Cycling, 3924 Wilson Blvd. Free. All abilities welcome. Free food and drink after the ride. Visit www.freshbikescycling.com for more.

Friday/Aug. 9

Film Festival. “Sixteen Candles” (PG) 1984 - 93 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Friday/Aug. 16

Film Festival. “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” (Disney, G) 2006 - 112 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Friday/Aug. 23

Film Festival. “American Graffiti” (PG) 1973 - 110 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Friday/Aug. 30

Film Festival. “Grease” (PG-13) 1978 - 110 minutes. Films begin at Dusk in Gateway Park, rain or shine. Gateway Park is located at the foot of Key Bridge at 1300 Lee Highway, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Visit www.rosslynva.org.

Tuesday/Sept. 3

Arlington BBQ Tuesday Night Rides. 6:30 p.m. at Freshbikes Cycling, 3924 Wilson Blvd. Free. All abilities welcome. Free food and drink after the ride. Visit www.freshbikescycling.com for more.

Tuesday/Sept. 24

Fashion of Goodwill Runway Show & Gala. At Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Features contemporary, vintage and other apparel available at the retail stores.