“Metropolis: Perspectives of Two Cities” Exhibition. Through Oct. 25, gallery hours at the Jenkins Community Gallery on the Lower Level at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. The exhibition displays the work of teenage photographers in partnership with CHAW (Capitol Hill Arts Workshop) after learning the aspects of creativity and marketing. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org/exhibitions.
Crystal Scream. Mondays through Oct. 26 at sunset in the courtyard on S. Bell Street between 18th and 20th streets. Watch “Pet Sematary,” “Scream,” “Poltergeist,” and “Exorcist.” Free. Visit www.crystalcity.org for more.
Art Exhibit. Through Oct. 31 during gallery hours at Gallery Underground, 2100 Crystal Drive. The Focus Gallery presents paintings by 14 professional painters who met 28 years ago as graduate students in the MFA painting program at American University. Their media includes oil, collage, acrylic, encaustic, watercolor and mixed media. Free. Visit www.galleryunderground.org for more.
October Members Show. Through Oct. 31 during gallery hours at Gallery Underground, 2100 Crystal Drive. Find an exhibit of members’ work in the Main Gallery, including sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, watercolor, oil, acrylic and mixed media. Featured artist this month will be iconographer and Gallery member, Laura Clerici. Free. Visit www.galleryunderground.org for more.
“Ice and Sky: Photographs of Antarctica by Robin Kent.” Through Nov. 2 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. Local landscape and landmark photographer displays work from Antarctica. Admission is free. Call 703-228-6330 for more.
“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.
“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.
Sci-Fi Book Club. Third Wednesday of each month, 7-8:30 p.m. at Java Shack, 2507 N. Franklin Road. Oct. 21 title is “Annihilation” by Jeff VanderMeer. Nov. 18 title is “Doomsday Book” by Connie Willis. Free. Visit www.library.arlingtonva.us.
Marie Miller. 7-10 p.m. at FORUM Arlington, 3304 Washington Blvd. Singer, songwriter and instrumentalist will perform. Tickets are $9 in advance and $15 at the door, plus a service fee. Visit www.arlingtonforum.org for more.
“The Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun.” 7:30 p.m. at David M. Brown Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St. This documentary explores stars much like the sun. Tickets are $4-6. Visit www.friendsoftheplanetarium.org for more.
Baroque Banquet. 8 p.m. at St. George's Episcopal Church, 915 N. Oakland St. Listen to a concert of diverse sonatas by French and German Baroque masters performed by period instrument ensemble Les Bostonades. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students 18 and under. Visit www.capitolearlymusic.org for more.
U.S. FreedomWalk Festival. 3-6 p.m. on Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.on Saturday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. at 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive. The FreedomWalk Festival is a three-day long social walking challenge meant to bring together people of different backgrounds. Different trails are offered each day at a variety of distances from 3-27 miles starting at the Holiday Inn. Costs vary. Visit www.usfreedomwalk.org for more.
Columbia Pike Pop-Up Gallery. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Arlington photographers Lloyd Wolf, Aleksandra Lagkueva, Mimi Xang Ho, Paul Endo and Duy Tran have been documenting the change in Arlington’s cultural landscape. View the one-day photo exhibit. Free, but reservations required. Visit www.columbia-pike.org for more.
Teens Read (and Write) Event. 12-4 p.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. 15 Young Adult authors will be on hand to celebrate Teen Read Week. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.
Grand Opening of Verde Pointe Apartments. 12-6 p.m. at Verde Pointe Apartments and Townhome Flats, 1947 N. Uhle St. Verde Pointe Apartments and Townhome Flats celebrate a grand opening with food, drinks, tours and a sweepstakes. Free. Visit www.verdepoint.com for more.
Fall Heritage Festival. 1-5 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center & Park, 3608 N. Military Road. Make a corn-husk doll, try on a ‘coonskin’ cap, use a quill pen, bring clothes to make a scarecrow or work the cider press. Admission is $5. Visit www.parks.arlingtonva.us for more.
A Reforming Church Sings: A Hymn Festival for Reformation. 3-5 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 6201 Washington Blvd. A selection of hymns sung by the audience, led by organist, pianist, composer and conductor, David Cherwien, Cantor of Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and Artistic Director of the National Lutheran Choir, who will be joined by the Resurrection Adult Choir and instrumental and vocal soloists, with reflections by liturgical scholars Gail Ramshaw and Gordon Lathrop. Free. Visit www.relarlington.org.
Author Talk. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Author Eric Lichota will discuss and sign his book “Five Uniforms: A WWII Story Like No Other.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.
Mozart and Friends. 7:30 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St. The National Chamber Ensemble will perform music composed by Mozart, Beethoven, Hoffmeister and more. Tickets are $33, $15 for students. Visit www.NationalChamberEnsemble.org for more.
“October Sky” Screening. 7:30 p.m. at David M. Brown Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St. “October Sky,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal details the real aftermath of the first artificial satellite in which a coal miner’s son takes up rocketry. Tickets are $4-6. Visit www.friendsoftheplanetarium.org for more.
ACAtoberfest. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Arlington Temple United Methodist Church, 1835 N. Nash St. DC's Supreme Chord and Boston's Ball in the House present ACAtoberfest, an a cappella concert. Tickets are $17. Visit www.supremechordsings.com for more.
BalletNova’s Global Dance Showcase. 7:30 p.m. at Fredgren Studio Theatre, BalletNova Center for Dance, 3443 Carlin Springs Road, Falls Church. Furia Flamence, a Spanish flamenco dance company; Nomad Dancers, a collective inspired by dance traditions of Iran, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, India and Turkey; Four Seasons Dance Group, presenting dances from Armenia and Russia; Jayantika Dance Company, specializing in Odissi dance from India perform. Tickets are $15, $12 for students and seniors 60+. Visit www.BalletNova.org.
Live Music. 8-9:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. Mouth of Babes will give a concert to benefit the efforts of Americans United for Separation of Church & State, which represents members and supporters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.stoneroomconcerts.com to purchase tickets.
Kinhaven 5k. 9-11 a.m. at Bluemont Park, 601 Manchester St. A 5K, 1K fun run and toddler dash to benefit Kinhaven Preschool in Ballston. Registration is $30 online and $35 on day of the race. Visit www.runinkinhaven.com.
An Afternoon With Encore. 12-1:30 p.m. at Kinder Haus Toys, 1220 N. Fillmore St. Encore Stage & Studio's cast of “Hansel & Gretel” visits the store for an afternoon of theatre games, storytelling, and a sneak preview of the play. Free. Call 703-527-5933 for more.
“Dyshonesty” Screening. 2:30-4 p.m. at George Mason University, 3351 N. Fairfax Drive. This documentary attempts to reveal how and why people lie. Free. Visit www.stsachurch.org/dyhonesty.
Arlington Philharmonic 10th Anniversary Season Launch. 3 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford St. The Arlington Philharmonic launches its 10th Anniversary Season with works by Bach – “Prelude in G minor;” Beethoven - “Violin Concerto” featuring soloist Amy Beth Horman; and Brahms - “Symphony No. 1.” Free, $20 donations accepted. Visit www.arlingtonphilharmonic.org for more.
Author Talk. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Counter-terrorism expert and author Anne Speckhard will discuss and sign her book “Bride of ISIS: One Young Woman’s Path into Homegrown Terrorism.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.
"A Secret Still Not Worth Keeping: Artists Speak Against Domestic Violence.” 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Busboys and Poets, 4251 S. Campbell Ave. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and The Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and the Northern Virginia Delta Education and Community Service Foundation invite the public to a night of poetry, music and presentations. Free. Visit www.artists-speak-against-dv.eventbrite.com.
“Stolen Beauty.” 7:30 p.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. “Stolen Beauty,” inspired by real-life events surrounding the so-called "Flea Market Renoir," is part of First Draft's free New Play Reading Series designed to encourage audiences to explore and engage. Free. Visit www.firstdraft.org for more.
Dominion Guild Showhouse. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Country Club Hills, 4502 N. 32nd Road. Attend an open house featuring boutiques and coffee. All proceeds will benefit local organizations, including: Culmore Clinic, Culpepper Garden, Doorways for Women and Families, New Hope Housing , Offender Aid and Restoration and Shelter House. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Contact Kathy Townshend at 703-628-6066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author Talk: Judy Blume. 7 p.m. at Washington-Lee HIgh School, 1301 N. Stafford St. Author Judy Blue will discuss “In the Unlikely Event,” her first novel for adult readers. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.
“Carrie: The Musical.” 8 p.m. at Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St. Dominion Stage will open its 66th season with “Carrie: The Musical,” based on Stephen King’s “Carrie,” is a rock-opera musical centered about a bullied teenage girl with secret powers. Tickets are $25. Visit www.dominionstage.org.
Marine Corps Marathon Weekend. Events like the Health & Fitness Expo, First Timers Pep Rally, Runners bRUNch, and more, lead up to the main event, the 40th Annual Marine Corps Marathon, on Sunday at 7:55 a.m. and the MCM Finish Festival. Visit www.marinemarathon.com for more.
Octoberfest Sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Walker Chapel United Methodist Church, 4102 N. Glebe Road. Features gently used clothing, furniture and household items, crafts, jewelry and boutique, bake sale, silent auction. Free to attend. Call 703-538-5200 or visit www.walkerchapel.org for more.
Howl-O-Ween. 9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. at Market Common Clarendon, 2700 Clarendon Blvd. Market Common Clarendon has partnered with Homeward Trails and Doorways VA to host the 2015 Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk. The walk will start and finish at Market Common Clarendon with trick-or-treating, a pet costume contest, and a dog agility course. Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for children, Visit www.marketcommonclarendon.com for more.
Discovery Elementary Fall Festival. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Discovery Elementary, 5241 36th St. N. Arlington’s only net zero energy school will host a scavenger hunt so guests may learn more about the school. There will also be games, moon bounces, a bake sale, food trucks and more. Free. Visit www.discoverypta.org/fall-fair.html.
Falloween. 12-4 p.m. at Market Common Clarendon, 2700 Clarendon Blvd. Immediately following the conclusion of the Howl-O-Ween dog walk, FALLOWEEN will kick off with live music from Mr. Knick Knack, followed by Rainbow Rock. Also find a petting zoo, face painters, pumpkin decorating, a photo opportunity, and trick-or-treating. Free. Visit www.marketcommonclarendon.com for more.
Fall SOLOS 2015 and “Wired” Reception. 6-9 p.m. at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Celebrate the exhibit featuring a diverse collection, and “Wired,” a solo exhibit from Michele Colburn. Studios will also be open so guests may visit artists. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org.
Oktoberfest. 6-10 p.m. at NRECA, 4301 Wilson Blvd. The Annual Gala is Arlington Academy of Hope's biggest fundraiser of the year and helps many children go to school, get life-saving medical care, and more. Find food, beer, wine, and music. Tickets are $100 each. Visit www.aahuganda.org for more.
Oct. 24-Dec. 20
Fall SOLOS 2015. 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.” 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.” 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.
Bowen McCauley Dance: 2 Decades. 8 p.m. on Saturday, 7 p.m. on Sunday at Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE, Washington, D.C . Bowen McCauley Dance Company of Arlington celebrates 20 years with performances of “What’ll Ya ’Ave Luv,” “Lucy’s Playlist,” and “Bach Chaconne in D minor.” Performance will be followed by an after-party on Saturday. Tickets for the performance are $15-30, tickets to the after-party are $25. Visit www.bmdc.org.
Mystery & Thriller Author Panel. 1 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Author Anthony Fraze will moderate a panel including Jenn Milchman, E.A. Aymar and Steve Piacente. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.
“Food Chains.” 7-10 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. “Food Chains” is an exposé about a group of Florida farmworkers battling to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States. Tickets are $6. Visit www.immigrationfilmfest.org or www.IMFilmFest.eventbrite.com.