Make Your Own Pizza Summer Activity. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Aug. 27., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Redrocks Neapolitan Bistro. At this summer event each child will be able to decorate a chef hat, then with the guidance of a master chef, will make their own pizza from start to finish. Other activities will be available. Tickets are $10-15. Call 703-920-0706.
“A Midsummer Night's Dream.” Through Aug. 6, Wednesdays-Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. at Synetic Theater, 800 S Bell St. Watch a Shakespearean comedy about love and identity. Tickets are $35 and up; $20 and up for students; senior citizens and military receive a $5 discount. Visit www.synetictheater.org.
Crystal Screen. Mondays through Aug. 31 at sunset at 1851 S Bell St. Courtyard. Watch a projected film under the stars. This year’s theme is espionage. Free. Visit www.crystalcity.org.
Barre in the Park. Thursdays through Sept., 6-7 p.m. at Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway. Lava Barre provides an outdoor fitness class focused on the ballet barre. Free. Visit www.rosslynva.org.
Fashion Truck Fridays. Last Friday of the month through September, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the corner of Lynn St. and Wilson Blvd. or the Plaza at 19th and N Moore St. Fashion trucks The G Truck, Curvy Chix Chariot, Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique, Zoe’s Shoe Bar, The Board Bus, TNTN Unique Designs, Sheyla’s Boutique, and The Pink Armoire will rotate their schedules to appear. Free to attend. Visit www.rosslynva.org for more.
Shirlala Music Festival. Thursdays, through Aug. 27. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Village at Shirlington, 2700 S Quincy St. The third annual Shirlala Music Festival features three months of live music. This event series is free and open to the public. See www.villageatshirlington.com.
Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival. Fridays, through Aug. 28. 8:30 p.m. at Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway. The theme this year is “Quotable Comedies.” Free admission. See www.rosslynva.org/events.
Summer Movies @Penrose Square. Saturdays, through Sept. 19. Sundown at Penrose Square, 2597 Columbia Pike. Free. Visit www.columbia-pike.org.
Sizzlin’ Summer Nights Series. July 8-25 at Signature Theater, 4200 Campbell Ave. Christine Pedi, Natascia Diaz, Sherri L. Edelen, Will Gartshore and the Revenge of the Understudies Mitchell Jarvis (The Threepenny Opera), Kevin McAllister and more are scheduled to perform. Call box office at 703-820-9771.
Arlington’s Historical Museum to open on First Wednesdays. The Arlington Historical Museum, which until now was only open on weekends, will now be open to the public on the first Wednesday of every month from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The museum consists of exhibits chronicling Arlington County’s history from its original Native American settlements up to the present day. The museum will continue to be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is located in the former 1891 Hume School building at 1805 S Arlington Ridge Road. Contact Garrett Peck at 571-243-1113 or at email@example.com.
LGBT & Straight Friends Social. Tuesdays. Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.; Mikey’s “Bar A” Video Wall, 7 p.m.; start time at 8 p.m. IOTA Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. For 21 years and older. Free. Visit www.iotaclubandcafe.com for more information.
Open Mic Comedy. Wednesdays 8-10 p.m. at Ri Ra Irish Pub, 2915 Wilson Blvd. Doors open at 7 p.m. 21 and up only. Free show, $25 cash prize for best joke. Call 703-248-9888 or visit www.RiRa.com/Arlington for more.
Food Truck Thursdays. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the corner of North Irving St., and Washington Blvd. Find a round-up of regional food trucks. Free to attend. Visit www.dmvfta.org.
Invasive Plants Removal. Work parties are held every month to keep the parks free of destructive invasive plants. Teens, adults and families welcome. Every second Sunday of the month 2-4:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road; call 703-228-3403. Every third Sunday of the month 2-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road; call 703-228-6535 or visit registration.arlingtonva.us. Free, no registration required.
Poetry Series. 6-8 p.m. second Sunday of the month at IOTA Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Hosted by poet Miles David Moore. Featured artists share their poetry followed by open readings. Free. Visit www.iotaclubandcafe.com or call 703-522-8340.
Open Mic Nite. 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. every Wednesday at IOTA Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Sign-up times are 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Bring instruments, fans and friends. Visit www.iotaclubandcafe.com or call 703-522-8340.
Karaoke. 8 p.m. on the first Sunday every month at Galaxy Hut, 2711 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.galaxyhut.com or call 703-525-8646.
Pub Quiz. 8 p.m. every Sunday at Whitlow’s on Wilson, 2854 Wilson Blvd. Prizes for first place. Free. Visit www.whitlows.com or call 703-276-9693.
Storytime. Mondays and Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m. at Kinder Haus Toys, 1220 N. Fillmore St. Storytime with Ms. Laura. Call 703-527-5929.
Lego Club. Monthly on the first Wednesday. 4-5 p.m. Glencarlyn Branch Library, 300 S Kensington St. The library provides tubs of legos and a special challenge and after the program the creations are displayed for everyone to see. No registration required. Call 703-228-6548 for more.
Ball-Sellers House Tours. Saturdays, April-Oct.,1-4 p.m. at The Ball-Sellers House, 1015 N. Quincy St. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Arlington Historical Society receiving the house from Marian Sellers in 1975 for $1. Free. Visit www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org.
Crystal City Sparket. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesdays at 1900 Crystal Drive. Sparket — A Creative Market is an extension of DC’s Eastern Market complete with arts, crafts, and other handmade goods. Free to attend. Visit www.crystalcity.org.
Open Mic Night. Wednesdays, at 8 p.m., sign ups are at 7:30 and 10 p.m., at Iota Club & Café, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Free. Visit http://www.iotaclubandcafe.com/.
Art for Life. Third Thursday of each month. The Hyatt Regency Crystal City’s “Art for Life” Partnership with National Kidney Foundation brings a new artist each month to The Hyatt for a reception. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.
Brunch at Freddie’s. Third Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar, 555 23rd St. The Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance gathers for an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet ($9.99). All are welcome to join. No reservation is required. Visit www.facebook.com/events/700174390103305.
Through Aug. 23
“Screenshot” Exhibit. Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m. at the Wyatt Resident Artists Gallery at Arlington Arts Center, 3500 Wilson Blvd. Roxana Alger Geffen's “Screenshot” exhibit reflects an interest in the structure of domestic life and the schedules and patterns that order a life with small children. Geffen uses the graphics and content from the computer game Minecraft as a source of material for her solo exhibition. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org/studios for more.
Through Oct. 11
“PLAY: Tinker, Tech & Toy” Art Exhibit. Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m. at the Arlington Arts Center, 3500 Wilson Blvd. “PLAY” is an exhibition that examines games and play through the lens of contemporary art. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org/exhibitions/play for more.
Through Aug. 8
“Twelve Angry Men.” Various times at The Gunston Arts Center, Theatre II, 2700 S Lang St. The American Century Theater perform their adaptation of the play detailing the story of dissenting jury members in a murder trial. General admission tickets are $26-29 and $23 for students and seniors. Visit www.americancentury.org.
David Koechner Live. 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. Actor from “The Office” and “Anchorman” performs. Tickets cost $22. Must be 21 or over unless accompanied by adult/guardian. Visit www.arlingtondrafthouse.com.
Pebble to Pearl. 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, 200 N Columbus St. Fusion of punk, rock and blues sounds. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org.
Double Feature Concert. 9 p.m. at Iota Club & Café, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Live performances by Jumpin Jupiter and Izzy and the Catastrophics. Tickets are $12. Visit www.iotaclubandcafe.com.
Open Mic & Talent Showcase. 10 p.m.-12 a.m. at Busboys and Poets, 4251 S Campbell Ave. All performers are welcome at this event hosted by Benny Blaq. Tickets are $5. visit www.busboysandpoets.com.
Kickball Tournament. 7:30 a.m. at Long Bridge Park, 475 Long Bridge Drive. Local nonprofit Bridges to Independence, which provides transitional housing and other services for homeless women and families, is hosting a “Safe at Home” Kickball Tournament. Registration cost is $750 for teams of 10-15. Visit www.arlington-kickball.com for more.
Book Talk. 10-11 a.m. at Busboys and Poets, 4251 Campbell Ave. Todd Green, author of “The Fear of Islam: An Introduction to Islamophobia in the West,” will be discussing his book. Free. Visit www.thefearofislam.com.
Austrian Wine Class with Klaus Wittauer. 3:30-5 p.m. at Screwtop Wine Bar, 10205 N Fillmore St. Klaus Wittauer is responsible for much of the wine imported into the U.S. Attend this class to learn about and taste various wines. Contact Screwtop Wine Bar at 703-888-0845.
Youth Open Mic. 4-6 p.m. at Busboys and Poets, 4251 South Campbell Ave. Monthly series that features student poets, singers, musicians and actors. $5 cover. Visit www.busboysandpoets.com.
Concert. 5-9 p.m. at Westover Beer Garden & Haus, 5863 Washington Blvd. Listen to jazz performed by The Star Dust Dance Band with Bill Cleary and other Arlington residents. Free. Visit www.westovermarket.com.
Music Performance. 6-8 p.m. at Netherlands Carillon, Arlington Blvd. and Meade St. Classical music artist Doug Gefvert will be performing. Free. Visit www.nps.gov or call 703-289-2555.
257th Army Band. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Pentagon Row, 1201 S Joyce St. The band of the Nation’s Capital teams up with Rock at the Row for a special Saturday night concert. Free. VIP tickets, which include local beer and food samplings, start at $10. Visit www.pentagonrow.com.
Author Event. 7-8 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N Westmoreland Street #101. Author T.L. Leon will be speaking about his book, “The Rainbows Inside of Me.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com/events.html.
David Koechner Live. 7 and 10 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. Actor from “The Office” and “Anchorman” performs. Tickets cost $22. Must be 21 or over unless accompanied by adult/guardian. Visit www.arlingtondrafthouse.com.
Sara Gray. 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, 200 N Columbus St. Country singer who has opened for the Zac Brown Band and Miranda Lambert. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org.
Benefit for the Josh Anderson Foundation. 9 p.m. Early show 4-6 p.m. at Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Performances for all ages from groups, The Landing and Plexus. Call 703-522-8340.
Signature Theatre Open House. 12-8:30 p.m. at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. Live performances, demonstrations, master classes, exclusive conversations with artists, the debut of the Signature Voice Competition, a special Cake Off – Cake Decorating Competition and a Broadway on the Plaza grand finale. Free. Visit www.sigtheatre.org.
The Loop. 6 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, 200 N Columbus St. The acoustic rock group covers old classics along with their original material. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org.
Art Show. 5-8 p.m. at Gallery Underground, 2100 Crystal Drive. Attend the new art show, “Hiding in Plain Sight,” which includes paintings that have concealed images. Free. Visit www.galleryunderground.org/events/.
Book Club. 1-2:30 p.m. at Shirlington Branch Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Discuss "The Garden of Evening Mists: A Novel" by Tan Twan Eng. Free. Visit www.library.arlingtonva.us/eventscalendar/.
Open Mic Night. 8 p.m. at Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.iotaclubandcafe.com or call 703-522-8340.
Wednesdays/Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26
Expert Garden Talk. 7-8 p.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St. Aug. 5, the discussion topic is “Vegetables for Fall”; Aug. 12, the discussion topic is “Composting: Why and How”; Aug. 19, the discussion topic is “Food Preservation: Canning, Drying, Freezing” (Arlington Central Library Auditorium); Aug. 26: “Tour of Central Library Gardens.” Free. Visit library.arlingtonva.us.
Arlington County Fair. Various times at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 Second St. South. Explore exhibits and entertainment as well as rides. Ride prices vary, indoor exhibits and entertainment free. Visit arlingtoncountyfair.us.
The Reagan Years. 7 p.m. at Pentagon Row, 1201 S Joyce St. America’s premier 1980s tribute band plays live in concert. Free. VIP tickets, which include local beer and food samplings, start at $10. Visit www.pentagonrow.com.
Young Adult Panel Discussion. 7-8 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N Westmoreland St., #101. Featured speakers are Dahlia Adler, Jessica Spotswood, Miranda Kenneally and Lindsay Smith. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com/events.html.
Stewart Huff Comedy Show. 8 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. Comedian Stewart Huff performs live. Tickets are $5. Call 412-695-4807.
Outdoor Movie. 8:45 p.m., weather-permitting, at Central Library lawn, Washington Blvd. side, 1015 N Quincy St. Watch "Empire Records" (1995), rated PG-13. Free. Visit www.library.arlingtonva.us/eventscalendar/.
Art Show Opening Reception. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Gallery Underground, 2100 Crystal Dr. Enjoy wine and food and discuss “Hiding in Plain Sight”, a new art show juried by Arlington Artists Alliance members. Free. Visit www.galleryunderground.org.
Run With A Ranger. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Bluemont Park, 601 N Manchester St. Patrons age 12 and older may participate in a 3-4 mile run with a park ranger along County trails. No registration required. Call 703-525-0168 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more.
Wine Tasting. 6:30-8 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N Westmoreland St. #101. Taste new wines and foods. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com/events.html.
Arlingtonians Skate at Kettler. 7:10-8:10 p.m. at Kettler Capitals IcePlex, 627 N Glebe Road, Suite 800. Arlington County residents are invited to take advantage of a $1 fee for both admission and skate rentals at the IcePlex. Visit www.kettlercapitalsiceplex.com.
U.S. Air Force Band Concert. 8 p.m. at The Air Force Memorial, 1 Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington. This concert is offered as a public service. Outdoor concerts are subject to weather cancellation. Free. Visit www.usafband.af.mil.
Sarah Colonna Live. 10 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. Comedian from “Chelsea Lately” performs. Tickets cost $22. Must be 21 or over unless accompanied by adult/guardian. Visit www.arlingtondrafthouse.com.
Refinery29 Style Festival. 1-6 p.m. at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, 1100 S Hayes St. Refinery29.com has teamed up with Simon Malls for a day of musical performances, curated indie boutiques and shopping opportunities, a “Beauty” and “DIY Stage.” Free to attend. Visit www.simon.com/stylefestival for more.
Musical Performance. 6-8 p.m. at Netherlands Carillon, Arlington Blvd. and Meade St. Classical music artist Margaret Pan will be performing. Free. Visit www.nps.gov or call 703-289-2555.
Concert. 8:30 p.m. at Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Performances from The Beanstalk Library, Quiet Hollers, Ms. Shevaugn and Yuma Wray. Visit www.iotaclubandcafe.com or call 703-522-8340.
Sarah Colonna Live. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. Comedian from “Chelsea Lately” performs. Tickets cost $22. Must be 21 or over unless accompanied by adult/guardian. Visit www.arlingtondrafthouse.com.
Iota Poetry Series. 6- 8 p.m. at Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Free. Local poets read work aloud. Visit www.iotaclubandcafe.com or call 703-522-8340.