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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.arlingtonarts..., email info@arlingtonart... or call 703-248-6800.

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.

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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.

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.

Concert. 8:30 p.m. at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Brooklyn band Gangstagrass perform their bluegrass and hip-hop mix of music. Call 703-875-1100. Tickets and info 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.

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‘Green Acres’ Galleries are closed through June 27 as Arlington Arts Center prepares for “Green Acres,” a multi-faceted contemporary art exhibition that explores the relationship between art and agriculture. Fine art, interactive art, outdoor public art, site projects and programs engage viewers in a dialogue with the topics of food quality and production, urban agriculture, sustainable farming, and the concerns of urban density and livability. “Green Acres” runs through Sunday, Oct. 13. Arlington Arts Center is located at 3550 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or call 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.

Sunday/July 21

Concert. At the IOTA Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Lenka will perform. Visit www.iotaclubandcafe.com or call 703-522-8340.

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.

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.

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.

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.arlingtonfarm... 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...

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.