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Arlington Entertainment Calendar March 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.

Exhibit. Gallery B will showcase some of Arlington resident Richard Levine’s paintings and photographs in its gallery, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Through March 30. Free. Visit www.bethesda.org or 301-215-6660.

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.

Exhibit. See “Real and Imagined” through April 6 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.

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.

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.

Cookbook Discussion. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Free. Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt share “The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey,” a cookbook based on extensive interviews with home cooks in the Gaza Strip. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Civil War Discovery. 1-2 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Children ages 6-9 can learn how and why fortifications were built and then use Lincoln logs to design and build forts. $5/due at registration. 703-243-4342. Program #632723-B.

Nanny Club. 10 am.-noon at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. For children up to age 5. Nannies and parents can read, talk, sing, and play with their children. Free. 703-228-5710.

Meet the New American Girl Doll. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Meet “Julie Albright” and enjoy crafts and activities to reflect Julie’s story. Free. 703-228-6330.

Gardening Talk. 7-8:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Get a lesson on starting seeds and seedlings. Free seeds. 703-228-5990.

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.

Civil War Discovery. 1-2 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Children ages 7-12 can learn about a soldier’s life in the army. Set up camp, learn about the items soldiers carried and taste hardtack. $5/due at registration. 703-243-4342. Program #632723-C.

The Quack Came Back. 3-4:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can walk and see the waterfowl. Free. 703-228-6535. Program #632953-L.

Book Club. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Adults can discuss “The Forest Unseen” by David Haskell. Free. 703-228-3403.

Nanny Club. 10 am.-noon at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. For children up to age 5. Nannies and parents can read, talk, sing, and play with their children. Free. 703-228-5710.

Book Club. 10:30 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Discuss “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver. Free. 703-228-5710.

Knitting Group. 6:30 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. Drop-in for knitting support and instruction. Free. 703-228-6548.

Friday/March 29

Comedy Show. See Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane at 10 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. $20. Visit arlingtondrafthouse.com for tickets.

Nanny Club. 10 am.-noon at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. For children up to age 5. Nannies and parents can read, talk, sing, and play with their children. Free. 703-228-5710.

Saturday/March 30

Comedy Show. See Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane at 7:30 p.m. or 10 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. $20. Visit arlingtondrafthouse.com for tickets.

Author Event. 6 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoeland St. Jenny Milchman will discuss her book “Cover of Snow.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Sunday/March 31

Easter Egg Hunt. 11 a.m. at Bethel United Church of Christ, 4347 Arlington Blvd. Register at pastorkristencurlee@gmail.com or 703-528-0937.

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.

Author Series. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Local author Ellen Herbert will share her collection of short stories. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Theatre Auditions. 5-7 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Students age 9-18 can audition for “Sleeping Beauty” as part of the production team or the crew. Visit www.encorestage.org or 703-548-1154 for more.

Nanny Club. 10 am.-noon at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. For children up to age 5. Nannies and parents can read, talk, sing, and play with their children. Free. 703-228-5710.

Knitting/Crocheting Group. 1:30-3:30 p.m. or 5-8 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road. Bring projects to finish, yarn and needles to start something new, or work on a piece to contribute to Artisphere’s Yarn Bombing project. Free. 703-228-5260.

Movie. 3-4:45 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Watch “Bringing Up Baby.” Free. 703-228-5710.

April Fool’s for Teens. 4-5 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Teens can enjoy decorating cupcakes. Free. 703-228-5710.

Meet the Artist. 7-8 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Meet Edward Gero, who plays the wealthy bachelor Horace Vandergelder in “Hello, Dolly!” Free. 703-228-6545.

Tuesday/April 2

Theatre Auditions. 5-7 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Students age 9-18 can audition for “Sleeping Beauty” as part of the production team or the crew. Visit www.encorestage.org or 703-548-1154 for more.

Nanny Club. 10 am.-noon at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. For children up to age 5. Nannies and parents can read, talk, sing, and play with their children. Free. 703-228-5710.

Book Club. 1-2 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Discuss “Pearl Buck in China” by Hilary Spurling. Free. 703-228-6545.

Drop in Storytime: Over 2s. 4:30-5:15 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. For children ages 25 months to 5 years. Free. 703-228-6330.

Paws to Read. 5:3-6:30 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Children in grades K-5 can read to therapy dogs for 15 minutes. Each dog is part of PAL. Register for a slot by calling 703-228-5710.

Drop-in Storytime. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. All ages can enjoy stories. Free. 703-228-5946.

Movie. 6:30 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “Jane Eyre.” Free. 703-228-6545.

April 2-28

Theater Performance. See “The Last Five Years” at Max Theatre at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. Performances are Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 7 p.m.; and matinee performances Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $40. Visit signature-theatre.org for more.

Wednesday/April 3

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Tyler Cowen will discuss his book “An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies.” Free. A food truck will be on site at 6 p.m.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Clifford Garstang will discuss his volume of stories “What the Zhang Boys Know,” which is set in a condominium on the edge of Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Nanny Club. 10 am.-noon at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. For children up to age 5. Nannies and parents can read, talk, sing, and play with their children. Free. 703-228-5710.

Drop-in Storytime. 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Al ages can enjoy stories. Free. 703-228-5946.

Drop-in Storytime: Under 2s. 1:30 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road. For children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-5260.

Drop-in Storytime. 4-5 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. For children in grades K-5. Enjoy stories and activities with fairies, fables and more. Free. 703-228-5710.

Drop-in Family Storytime. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. All ages can enjoy stories. Free. 703-228-6548.

Thursday/April 4

Nanny Club. 10 am.-noon at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. For children up to age 5. Nannies and parents can read, talk, sing, and play with their children. Free. 703-228-5710.

Drop-in Storytime. 10:30 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. For children up to age 5. Free. 703-228-6330.

Drop-in Storytime: Under 2s. 10:30 a.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. For children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-5715.

Drop-in Storytime. 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. For children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-6545.

Drop-in Storytime: Over 2s. 11:15 a.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. For children age 2-5. Free. 703-228-5715.

Drop-in Storytime. 4:15 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. All ages can enjoy stories in English and Spanish. Free. 703-228-5946.

Drop-in Storytime. 4:15 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road. For children up to age 5. Free. 703-228-5260.

Author Event. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Meet Valerie Tripp, author of the “American Girls” series. She will show the audience manuscripts in various stages of completion, pretend to be different characters and sign books. Free. 703-228-6330.

Friday/April 5

Opening Reception. 6-8 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. 24th St. Meet the artists and vote for favorite artwork. Free.Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org for more.

Saturday/April 6

Author Chat. 6:30 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the historic Woolworth sit-in, Fairfax resident Michael O’Brien talks about “We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth Sit-In and the Movement it Inspired.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Harps On a Pilgrimage. The Washington Area Folk Harp Society presents its annual benefit concert with Robbin Gordon-Cartier as a featured guest and hymn tunes from world religions performed by several local harp ensembles. 7:30 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 7416 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. $15 at the door, seniors and students $10. Visit www.wafhs.org or 703-578-3106.

April 6-12

ArtFest Week. Enjoy workshops, exhibits, treasure hunts and more for the whole family. Some workshop require fees, and all workshops require registration. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org for a full list of workshops and to register.

Sunday/April 7

Reception. 6 p.m. at Cassatt’s Kiwi Cafe, 4536 Lee Highway. Meet the artists of “Walk the Line” and view the exhibit. Free. Refreshments provided.

"Feeding Hungry Roses." 2 p.m. Rose seminar hosted by Arlington Rose Foundation at Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Learn about fertilization for your rose bushes that achieves optimum health and blooms. Free. Light refreshments. 703-371-9351.

Tuesday/April 9

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Dinaw Mengestu will discuss “The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears.” Part of Arlington Reads 2013. Free. 703-228-6321.

Benefit Breakfast. Learn about Encore Stage & Studio’s 46 years of serving and inspiring children at Washington Golf and Country Club. RSVP by Tuesday, April 2 to info@encorestage.org or 703-548-1154.

Wednesday/April 10

Application Deadline. Musicians up to age 21 can apply for the 2013-2014 orchestra season. Visit www.aypo.org or 703-642-8051 for requirements, fees and mailing address.

Thursday/April 11

Luncheon and Silent Auction. 11 a.m. at Washington Golf and Country Club, 3017 N. Glebe Road. The Commonwealth Circle of Northern Virginia presents a lecture by Dr. Anne Speckhard. Proceeds of the event will benefit scholarships for local high school students who plan on a career with a focus on service. $75 with a cash bar. 703-536-5153.

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.

Theater Production. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Ernst Theater, NOVA, Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike. The Classical Ballet Theatre presents “Cinderella.” $25/adult and senior;$20/student and child; $18/military, Boy Scout and Girl Scout. Visit www.cbtnva.org for tickets.

Sunday/April 14

Free Concert. 3 p.m. at Washington-Lee Auditorium, 1301 N. Stafford St. The Arlington Philharmonic performs with soloist Edvinas Minkstimas. Visit www.arlingtonphilharmonic.org for more.

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.

Thursday/April 18

Outdoor Table Arrangements. 11 a.m. at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Road. Betty Ann Galway will demonstrate how to create the arrangements. Free, with $5 optional lunch. RSVP by Aprill 11 to rockspringgardenclub@gmail.com or visit www.rockspringgardenclub.com.

Friday/April 19

Family Fun Night. 7-9 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. Play games, Wii and Playstation games, art projects, facepainting, jousting and more. Free. 703-228-4711.

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.

Dance Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Gunston Arts Center Theatre One, 2700 S. Lang St. Los Quetzales dance ensemble will perform and wear costumes from different regions of Mexico. Proceeds benefit the dance ensemble. $12/advance; $15/door; $10/seniors and children age 6-10. 703-638-0585.

Sunday/April 21

Theater Performance. 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Classical Ballet Theatre Performance Studio, 320 Victory Drive, Herndon. $10/person. See a child-friendly performance of “Cinderella.” Visit www.cbtnva.org for tickets.

Tuesday/April 23

One-Act Opera. 10 a.m. at Thomas Jefferson Middle School Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Seniors can see an opera designed for young schoolchildren: “Monkey See Monkey Do.” $4. For reservations or to purchase tickets call 703-536-7557.

Wednesday/April 24

Opera Class. 10 a.m. at Thomas Jefferson Middle School Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. “Monkey See Monkey Do” is a one-act bilingual opera. Visit www.operaguildnova.org or 703-536-7557 for tickets.

Friday/April 26

Opera Class. 10 a.m. at Thomas Jefferson Middle School Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. “Monkey See Monkey Do” is a one-act bilingual opera. Visit www.operaguildnova.org or 703-536-7557 for tickets.

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.

Performance. 3 p.m. see “Monkey See Monkey Do,” a one-act bilingual opera. $4. Visit www.operaguildnova.org or 703-536-7557 for tickets.

Sunday/April 29

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Junot Diaz will discuss “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” Part of Arlington Reads 2013. Free. 703-228-6321.

Saturday/May 4

Ballet Performance. 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School Theater. Cuppett Performing Arts Center ballet students will perform the full-length ballet “Don Quixote.” $14/advance; $17/door; $12/senior and child under 12. Visit www.cuppetpac.com or 703-938-9019.

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.

Neighborhood Day. Neighborhoods from Bluemont to Dominion Hill will connect residents at events throughout the county. Visit www.arlington.va.us for ideas or list of events.

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.

Turtle Trot 5k. Check-in at 9 a.m. and the race starts at 10 a.m. at Lower Bluemont park, 329 N. Manchester St. $30/adult; $15/child. Proceeds benefit the turtle rescue and other at-risk wildlife brought into Long Branch Nature Center. Visit www.active.com to register.

June 7-29

‘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 ‘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.