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Arlington Entertainment Calendar May 1

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.

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. through Sunday, April 28. Tickets start at $40. Visit signature-theatre.org for more.

Enjoy a Monday morning yoga class through September held in Crystal City’s Water Park located across from 1750 Crystal Drive. Led by instructors from Mind Your Body Oasis.

The Crystal City FRESHFARM Market is open on Tuesdays from 3-7 p.m. with the same diverse selection of foods and goods from local producers, but in a new location in front of 251 S. 18th St. (next to Wells Fargo Bank).

Starting in May at noon take a free outdoor Zumba class in the courtyard at 2121 Crystal Drive. This class, led by instructors from the local Sport & Health Clubs, takes place every Wednesday through the end of September. Participants can sweat it out without worry as the nearby Sport & Health opens its doors to all Zumba participants for a post lesson complimentary shower.

Wednesday/May 1

Paint In. 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Arlington Artists Alliance at Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Drive. Free. Come see a variety of artists at work. Visit www.galleryunderground.org for more.

Thursday/May 2

Over The Edge. Support local daredevils as they descend 15 stories in support of Special Olympics. 1-4 p.m. at Hilton Crystal City, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway. Free. Visit www.overtheedgeva.com for more.

Story Time. 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. For children up to age 5. Free. 703-228-6330.

Drop-in Story Time. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. For children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-5715.

Drop-in Story Time. 10:30-11 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. For children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-6545.

Story Time. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. For children ages 2-5. Free. 703-228-5715.

Bilingual Story Time. 4:15 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children can enjoy stories, songs and crafts in English and Spanish. Free. 703-228-5990.

Story Time. 4:15 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. For children up to age 5. Free. 703-228-5260.

May 2 through May 25

Theater Performance. See “Club de Caballeros” at Gunston Arts Center Theater Two, 2700 S. Lang St. Performances on Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 3 p.m., with tickets $30/general; $25/student or senior. Performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. with tickets $35/general; $30/student or senior. Visit www.teatrodelaluna.org or 703-548-3092.

Friday/May 3

Ballet. 7:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. See a performance of “Swan Lake Act II and Other Works.” Tickets are $5-$23. For tickets and information visit www.BalletNova.org or call 703-778-3008.

Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Gin Dance Company will perform “The Core.” Visit www.gindance.org for tickets.

Over The Edge. Support local daredevils as they descend 15 stories in support of Special Olympics. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Hilton Crystal City, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway. Free. Visit www.overtheedgeva.com for more.

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

Story Time. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. For children age 2-5. Free. 703-228-5260.

Story Time. 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children up to age 5. Free. 703-228-5946.

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.

Trailblazers in S.T.E.M Career Fields Honored. 7 p.m.-midnight at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel. Enjoy dinner, silent auction, dancing and live music. Proceeds from the event will fund scholarships to local high school graduates. $165/person. Visit www.nvdecs.org for tickets.

Dance Talk. 6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Geared towards adults who want background and history of “Swan Lake.” $5. A performance of “Swan Lake Act II and Other Works” follows at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5-$23. For tickets and information visit www.BalletNova.org or call 703-778-3008.

5k Obstacle Race. 8 a.m. at Potomac Overlook Park. Celebrate 10 years of keeping Arlington fit with obstacles such as crawling under ropes and more. Open to all BbG exercisers, families and friends. Register at www.bodybyginny.com. Proceeds benefit Arlington Food Assistance Center.

Noche de Luna Reception. 8 p.m. See “Club de Caballeros” at Gunston Arts Center Theater Two, 2700 S. Lang St. $40. Visit www.teatrodelaluna.org or 703-548-3092.

Walking Tour. 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Ball-Sellers House Museum, 5620 S. 3rd St. Enjoy a guided walking tour of George Washington’s forest. Free. E-mail kevin.vincent62@gmail.com for more.

Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Gin Dance Company will perform “The Core.” Visit www.gindance.org for tickets.

May Festival. 9:30-1:30 p.m. at Nottingham Elementary School, 5900 Little Falls Road. Enjoy food, obstacle courses and more. Tickets for the games are $.50 each. 703-228-5290.

Invasive Plant Removal at Haley Park. 9 - 11 a.m. at Haley Park, 2400 South Meade St. Join ACE and RIP in working up a sweat as we get rid of unwanted plant invaders. Register at http://arlingtonenvironment.org/register.

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

May 4 through June 1

Art Exhibit. Get ready for the summer season with “A Visual Feast” featuring food still lifes by Jane McElvany Coonce at Arlington Artists Alliance at Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Drive. Free. Visit www.galleryunderground.org for more.

Sunday/May 5

Plant Sale. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia and Virginia Cooperative Extension will host a sale of native plants, herbs, sun- and shade-loving perennials, tropicals, ferns, shrubs, trees and annuals Proceeds from the event support maintenance of the Garden. Call Judy Funderburk at 703-671-5310.

Behind the Scenes Talk. 1 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Children ages 12 and under can get a backstage look at “Swan Lake,” see the stage and meet the dancers in their costumes. $5. A performance of “Swan Lake Act II and Other Works” follows at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5-$23. For tickets and information visit www.BalletNova.org or call 703-778-3008.

Performance. 3 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Gin Dance Company will perform “The Core.” Visit www.gindance.org for tickets.

Dance Out for Jane. Irish dancers are holding events and fundraisers for 7-year-old Irish dancer Jane Richard of Dorchester, Mass., who was injured during the Boston Marathon bombing. Dancers will dance for tips, and a portion of the sales will go to the fund. Visit McGinty’s Public House, 911 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring from 2:30-5:30 p.m. or P. Brennan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 2910 Columbia Pike from 4-7 p.m. Visit culkinschool.com/do4jdc for more.

Monday/May 6

Reading Series. 8 p.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. “The Widow Ranter” by Aphra Behn. Free. Visit www.artisphere.com for more.

Free Workshop. Virginia Cooperative Extension and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia will hold a free workshop on outdoor pests from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Register at 703-228-6414 or www.mgnv.org.

Laughter Yoga. 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Take 45 minutes of laughter exercises and learn the benefits of laughter yoga. Free. All ages and abilities welcome. Can stay in chairs to participate.

Story Time: Baby Steps. 10:30 a.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. For children up to age 1. Free. 703-228-5260.

Drop-in Story Time. 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. For children age 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. For children up to age 1. Free. 703-228-5946.

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

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.

Meet the Artist. 6:30-9 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “Hello, Dolly!” Free. 703-228-6545.

May 6 through June 1

Art Exhibit. See artists’ interpretations of spirit in the exhibit “Sharing of Spirit” at Arlington Artists Alliance at Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Drive. Free. Visit www.galleryunderground.org for more.

Tuesday/May 7

Book Club. 1-2 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Discuss “Pavilion of Women” by Hilary Spurling. Free. 703-228-6545.

Movie. 3-5 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Watch “Sense and Sensability.” Free. 703-228-5710.

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. 5:30-6:30 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 “The Artist.” Free. 703-228-6545.

Wednesday/May 8

Nanny Club. 10 a.m.-noon at Columbia Pike Library, Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. For children up to age 5. 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, suite 3. For children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-5260.

Drop in Story Time. 4 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Children in grades K-5 can enjoy readers’ theater, games, and more revolving around fairies, fables and funny folktales. Free. 703-228-5710.

Paws to Read. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Children in grades K-5 can read to therapy dogs. Free. Register for a slot by calling 703-228-6545.

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

Thursday/May 9

Up Close & Literary. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Meet authors Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Manil Suri. Enjoy an interview and Q&A with the two authors while the authors sign books. Free. Visit onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Story Time. 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. For children up to age 5. Free. 703-228-6330.

Drop-in Story Time. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. For children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-5715.

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

Bilingual Story Time. 4:15 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children can enjoy stories, songs and crafts in English and Spanish. Free. 703-228-5990.

Story Time. 4:15 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. For children up to age 5. Free. 703-228-5260.

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/May 10

Spring Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford St. Encore Chorale will perform a salute to American composers with the Washington-Lee High School Jazz Band. Free. Visit encorecreativity.org or 301-261-5747.

Through May 10

Vote. Arlington House has been chosen to participate in Partners in Preservation, a community-based initiative that will award $1 million in grants to local historic places. Visit www.partnersinpreservation.com to earn points by voting, sharing photos and more.

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.

18th Annual Walk for the Animals. Funds raised benefit Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Takes place at Bluemont Park. $25/advance; $40/day of event. Visit www.awla.org to register and more.

Tuesday/May 14

Fitness Day. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Adults 55 and over can enjoy activities for all fitness levels. To register call 703-228-0955 or jcollins@arlingtonva.us.

Friday/May 17

“It’s a Steal.” 5-8 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane. Purchase original paintings, drawings, mixed media works, ceramics and more for $95 or less. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org for more.

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. Raffle tickets will be on sale. $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.

Theater for Children. 2 p.m. at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Barefoot Puppet Theatre explores three tales of the Aborigines of Australia.

“It’s a Steal.” 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane. Purchase original paintings, drawings, mixed media works, ceramics and more for $95 or less. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org for more.

Sunday/May 19

Concert. 3 p.m. at Yorktown High School. The Washington Balaika Society will perform. Visit www.balaika.org for tickets.

“It’s a Steal.” 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane. Purchase original paintings, drawings, mixed media works, ceramics and more for $95 or less. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org for more.

Through May 25

Theater Performance. See Harold Pinter’s “No Man’s Land” at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturday pay-what-you-can matinees at 2 p.m. Visit http://wscavantbard.org for tickets.

Friday/May 31

Membership Banquet. 6:30 p.m., reception; dinner at 7:15 p.m. at Shenandoah Room of the Holiday Inn at Key Bridge, 1900 N. Ft. Myer Drive. Dr. David Robarge, chief historian of the CIA will talk about notorious agents who have lived in Arlington. RSVP by May 24 to www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org. $45/member; $60/nonmember.

Saturday/June 1

Reading Series. 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Fire Ring, entrance at N. Columbus Street and N. 2nd St. “Beowulf” adapted by Lynn Sharp Spears, based on the Seamus Heaney translation. Free. Visit www.artisphere.com for more.

BalletNova Open House. 2-5 p.m. at BalletNova Center for Dance, 3443 Carlin Springs Road, Falls Church. Free. For more information go to www.BalletNova.org; email info@BalletNova.org; or call 703-778-3008.

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.

Sunday/June 16

Father’s Day Auto Festival. See innovative electric vehicles, classic muscle cars and more. 2-6 p.m. at Courtyard at 2121 Crystal Drive, 220 S. 20th St. and the parking lot behind Freddie’s Beach Bar, 555 S. 23rd St. Free. 703-412-9430.

Through July 1

Art Exhibit. See "Life on a Lake: Photos from Kashmir” by Robbie Hammer at Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 Military Road. Hours: Monday, Thursday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tuesday, Wedneday from 1-9 p.m.; Friday, Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 703-228-6330.

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.