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Arlington Entertainment Calendar May 8

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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.

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.

Theater Performance. Through Saturday, May 25, 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.

Theater Performance. Through Saturday, May 25, 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.

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. Through Saturday, June 1. Visit www.galleryunderground.org for more.

Art Exhibit. Through Saturday, June 1, 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.

The Crystal City FRESHFARM Market is open on Tuesdays from 3-7 p.m. with the same selection of foods and goods from local producers, but in a new location in front of 251 S. 18th St.. 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 take a free shower afterwards at the nearby Sport & Health.

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.

Theater Performance. 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane. Watch the St. Andrew’s Players perform “A Little Princess” based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Tickets at the door - $10/adult; $5/child. Visit standrewsnet.org/st-andrews-players-a-little-princess for more.

Survival Skills: Edible Plants. 4-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children age 8-12 will learn which plants are good to eat. $10 due at registration. 703-228-3403. Program #632923-C.

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.

Theater Performance. 11 a.m. matinee or 6 p.m. dinner with show at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane. Watch the St. Andrew’s Players perform “A Little Princess” based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Reservations required for dinner theater, e-mail christine@christine-ensley.com. Tickets for dinner; $20/adult; $10/child. Visit standrewsnet.org/st-andrews-players-a-little-princess for more.

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

Story Time: Over 2s. 10:30 a.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. For children age 25 months through 5 years. Free. 703-228-5260.

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.

Drop-in 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.

Mother’s Day Tea and Crafting. 2:30-4 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Children can enjoy a craft while moms enjoy tea and cookies. Free. Registration required, 703-228-6330.

Free Cup of Bird Friendly Coffee. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road, or Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults can enjoy a cup of coffee while celebrating International Migratory Bird Day. Free. 703-228-6535.

Welcome Back Hummingbirds. 2-3:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Families can learn about the birds with hands-on activities and games and then make a feeder to take home. $5/person due at registration. 703-228-3403. Program #632853-J.

Froggy Campfire. 6-7 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. All ages can have fun and s’mores at a campfire. $5 due at registration. 703-228-3403. Program #632853-B.

Sunday/May 12

Theater Performance. 3 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane. Watch the St. Andrew’s Players perform “A Little Princess” based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Tickets at the door - $10/adult; $5/child. Visit standrewsnet.org/st-andrews-players-a-little-princess for more.

Shirlington Sunday Matinee. 4:30 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “The Lives of Others.” Free. 703-228-6545.

Trillium Trek. 8:30-4 p.m. at Lubber Run Center parking lot, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults can travel to Linden, Va. to see a great white trillium display. Dreas for hiking and bring water and a bag lunch. $30/due at registration. 703-228-6535. Program #632943-F.

Remove Invasive Plants. 2-4:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Adults, families and teens can keep the park free of destructive plants. Free. 703-228-3403.

Monday/May 13

Story Time: Baby Steps. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. For children age 1 year and under. Free. 703-228-5260.

Drop-in Story Time: Over 2s. 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.

Prose Out Loud. 1-2 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Hear “Tenth of December” read by library staff. Free. 703-228-6545.

Story Time: Baby Steps. 2 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. For children up to age 1. Free. 703-228-5946.

Teen Knitting Group. 4:30 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Drop-in for knitting support and instruction. Sticks and yarn will be provided. Free. 703-228-630.

Paws to Read. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. 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 703-228-5946.

Drop in Family Storytime. 6:45 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. For all ages. Free. 703-228-6330.

Book Club. 7-8:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Discuss “House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family and a Lost Middle East” by the late journalist Anthony Shahid. Free. 703-228-5946.

Book Club. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Discuss “Cutting for Stone”by Abraham Verghese. Free. 703-228-6330.

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.

Film. 3 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Watch “Pride and Prejudice.” Free. 703-228-5710.

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

Paws to Read. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. Children in grades K-5 can read to therapy dogs. Free. Register for a slot by calling 703-228-5260.

Family Story Time. 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. For all ages. Free. 703-228-5946.

Wednesday/May 15

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: Under 2s. 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.

Kids Club. 4 p.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. Elementary school children can enjoy activities and more. Free. 703-228-5715.

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

Prose Out Loud. 1-7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Features excerpts from the book and the film: “Chitty Chitty Bag Bang.” Free. 703-228-6545.

Book Club. 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Discuss “In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin” by Erik Larson. Free. 703-228-5710 for title.

Eggs Story Time. 10:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 2-10 can learn about who comes out of eggs. Free. 703-228-6535. Program #632923-M.

Thursday/May 16

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.

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.

Paws to Read. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. Children in grades K-5 can read to therapy dogs. Free. Register for a slot by calling 703-228-575.

Nature Detectives: Nature’s Mysteries. 4-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 6-10 can learn how animal investigators use the clues left behind by animals to help them uncover mysteries about the wildlife that came before them. $7 due at registration. 703-228-6535. Program #632923-H.

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.

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: Over 2s. 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 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.

Photography Seminar and Contest Launch. 9-11 a.m. at Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden, corner of Wilson Boulevard and N. Lexington. Tracey Attlee, former White House photographer will teach how to capture rose and rose garden shots suitable for framing. Free to members; $15/new participants. E-mail pam1powers@aol.com or 703-371-9351.

Mission: Possible Concert and Silent Auction. 7 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Calvin Hall, 5533 N. 16th St. Hear music by Soulfire. Visit www.trinityarlington.org or 703-536-5600.

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.

Monday/May 20

Lecture. 3-5 .m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Encore Learning is sponsoring a lecture on “Israel and Palestine.” Free. George Meek will share his experience after a three-month stay in Palestine. 703-228-2144.

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.

Wednesday/June 5

Memorial Service. Honor Medgar Evers, who was shot and killed by a white supremacist outside his home in 1963, at a service at Arlington National Cemetery, 1 Memorial Drive. Evers was the first field secretary in Mississippi for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.; he led marches, investigated racial violence and organized voter registration drives. Free. Visit www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/events/calendar.aspx for more.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. #101. Local author Tracy March will have a reading and sign copies of her book “Girl Three.” Free. 703-300-9746.

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.