“Girlstar.” Through Nov. 15 at various times at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. “Girlstar” is a musical combining witchcraft with pop music to detail the journey of a young woman who believes she is destined for fame. Tickets start at $25. Visit www.sigtheatre.org for more.
“Hansel & Gretel.” Through Nov. 15, various times at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Encore Stage & Studio presents the classic fairytale. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children, students, military and seniors. Visit www.encorestage.org for more.
Artist Honors Niece in Exhibit. Through Nov. 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Verizon Gallery in the Richard J. Ernst Cultural Community Center at Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. In 2010, 19-year-old Vanessa Pham was stabbed to death in her Scion hatchback found in a ditch off Arlington Boulevard in the Falls Church area. After more than two years, police arrested a suspect who was eventually convicted of murder and sentenced to 49 years in prison in 2013. Michelle Pham, Vanessa’s aunt, will pay tribute to her niece’s life through her art in an upcoming exhibition. Free. Visit www.nvcc.edu.
“Cake Off.” Through Nov. 22, various times at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch a satire dealing with stereotypical gender roles. Tickets start at $72. Visit www.sigtheatre.org.
“Living Diversity.” Through Nov. 28, various times at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St.
“Ceramic Art by Joe Hicks.” Through Dec. 3 during gallery hours at The Barry Gallery in the Reinsch Library at Marymount University, 2807 N. Glebe Road. This exhibit featured the work of Marymount assistant professor Joe Hicks. Free. Visit www.marymount.edu/barrygallery.
Fall SOLOS 2015. Through Dec. 20, gallery hours at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Artists featured in the exhibit: Katie Duffy, Rachel Guardioloa, Dean Kessman, Sonya Lawyer, Nara Park, Austin Shull, and Benjamin Zellmer Bellas. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org for more.
“Wired.” Through Dec. 20, gallery hours at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Artist Michele Colburn presents a solo exhibition exploring the impact of war and violence on culture. This is reflected in the use of gunpowder, trip wire, and military-themed fabric. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org for more.
“Cause and Effect.” Through Dec. 20, gallery hours at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Artists Robert Allen, Kathleen Ramich, and Dave Seiler explore war and violence as a complement to Michele Colburn’s “Wired.” Free. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org for more.
“The Civil War Grand Review.” Through Feb. 1, Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tuesday-Wednesday 1-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 Military Road. View “The Civil War Grand Review: Photos of the Sesquicentennial Reenactment Parade.” Free. Call 703-228-6330.
Joe Ely Performance. 8 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 4444 Arlington Blvd. Joe Ely celebrates the launch of his most recent album “Panhandle Rambler.” General admission tickets are $20, $30 for reserved seating in the first three rows. Visit www.stoneroomconcerts.com for more.
Designing the Sustainable Landscape. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. The program will cover the best management practices of sustainable landscapes—using native plants, making the most of available water, building soil health and reducing maintenance―and answer questions about individual garden management challenges. Free. Visit www.mgnv.org or call 703-228-6414 or more.
Delta Sigma Theta 2015 Prayer Breakfast. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel, 5000 Seminary Road. This fundraising event is open to the public and will include local gospel artists, a full course brunch, vendors and more. Tickets are $65. Visit www.nvdecs.org for more.
EcoPOP: Art. 5-7 p.m. at 3400PIKE, 3400 Columbia Pike. Art exhibit and reception sponsored by Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment and Yuck Old Paint featuring photographs of vintage chemicals from local residences and original artwork from waste paint. There is a suggested donation of $10. Visit www.arlingtonenvironment.org.
Fitness Fun Night. 5:30-10:30 p.m. at TRUE Health and Wholeness Fitness Center, 1058 S. Walter Reed Drive. Fun for the children includes face painting, crafts and moon bounce. Adults can compete for prizes in friendly strength events like the plank off and flex arm hang. Free, Call 571-421-2774 or visit www.true-hw.com for more.
Columbia Pike Artists Studios pARTy. 6-9 p.m. at 932 S. Walter Reed Drive. The diverse artists at the Columbia Pike Artists Studios showcase their work. Free. Call 571-338-9248 for more.
Capitals Casino Night. 6-10 p.m. at Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, 900 S. Orme St. Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation will host the fifth Capitals Casino Night presented by Leonsis Foundation. Casino Night features the entire Capitals hockey team along with coaches, alumni and owners participating in casino games with fans. There also is a raffle and silent auction featuring game-used equipment and autographed memorabilia as well as a live auction featuring interactive experiences with Capitals players and coaches. Tickets are $250. Visit www.washingtoncaps.com/casinonight.
Arlington Community Chorus. 7 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School Black Box Theater, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road. The chorus will perform a variety of songs from Gershwin to the Beatles, directed by McKenna Stenson and accompanied by Tatiana Loisha. Free. Visit www.apsva.us.adulted.
Artist Expo/Crafts Fair. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Congregation Etz Hayim, 2920 Arlington Blvd. Thirty artists will be selling their crafts. Also find a bake sale. Free. Visit www.etzhayim.net/Artist_Expo.html.
Columbia Pike Artists Studios pARTy. 2-5 p.m. at 932 S. Walter Reed Drive. The diverse artists at the Columbia Pike Artists Studios showcase their work. Free. Call 571-338-9248 for more.
Arlington THRIVE Celebration and Fundraiser. 6:30-9 p.m. at Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive. Arlington THRIVE celebrates 40 years with a celebration featuring food, drinks, and a performance by members of The Metropolitan Chorus. Tickets are $60 for “Young Professionals” and $100 for all else. Visit www.arlingtonthrive.org for more.
Book Talk. 7 p.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Arlington County Library and Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture collaborate with One More Page Books to welcome Forrest Pritchard and his book “Growing Tomorrow: A Farm-To-Table Journey in Photos and Recipes: Behind the Scenes with 18 Extraordinary Sustainable Farmers Who Are Changing the Way We Eat.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.
Sip 'N' Shop for SOME. 6-8 p.m. at Company Flowers and Gifts, too! 2107 N. Pollard St. Twenty-five percent of all proceeds will be donated to So Others Might Eat’s Trot for Hunger. Free. Call 540-353-6726.
Book Talk. 7 p.m. at at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Political scientist Colleen Shogan shares from her debut novel, “Stabbing in the Senate.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.
Artful Weekend. 6-8 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, 12-4 p.m. on Sunday at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 24th St. N. Join Arlington Artists Alliance for the 13th annual "Artful Weekend.” The weekend art show and sale features the work of 40 Arlington-based artists, and includes paintings of many genres, ceramics, sculpture, artists cards, unframed works and more. Free. Visit www.arlingtonsrtistsalliance.org for more.
Memorial 5K and Family Fun Day. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Knights of Columbia, 5115 Little Falls Road. In partnership with Virginia Hospital Center Foundation, the Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation is hosting the inaugural Jennifer Bush Lawson Foundation Memorial 5K and Family Fun Day to support healthcare for economically vulnerable mothers-to-be and their children at Virginia Hospital Center and Arlington Pediatric Center. The event features a 5K foot race followed by a kids fun run and family fun day including: music, food trucks, a beer garden, photo booth, ambulance and fire truck display, face painting, moon bounce, obstacle course and balloon animals. Registration is $40 for adults and $10 for the children’s fun run. Visit www.JB-LF.org for more.
Book Signing Event. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Arlington Farmer’s Market, 2611 Columbia Pike. Forrest Pritchard will sell and sign copies of his book, "Growing Tomorrow: A Farm-to-Table Journey in Photos and Recipes: Behind the Scenes with 18 Extraordinary Sustainable Farmers Who Are Changing the Way We Eat." Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.
Live Music. 8-9:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. Attend a performance by Natalia Zukerman and Caleb Hawley. Tickets are $20. Visit www.stoneroomconcerts.com to purchase tickets.
Book Talk. 4 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Author Kathryn Aalto shares from “The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood,” an exploration of Ashdown Forest, a wildlife haven that spans more than 6,000 acres in southeast England. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.