“A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Through Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Gunston Theatre Two, 2700 S. Lang St. Avant Bard presents a new take on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Director Randy Baker will reimagine Shakespeare’s dream using Indonesian-inspired shadow puppets, accompanied by an actor-generated percussion orchestra. Tickets are $10-35. Visit www.wscavantbard.org for more.
Art Exhibit: “The Power of Color.” Through Feb. 27, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Gallery Underground, 2100 Crystal Drive. “The Power of Color” focuses on vibrant color. Free. Visit www.galleryunderground.org for more.
Photography by Jan Bender and Richard Weiblinger. Through March 30, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday at The Barry Gallery–Reinsch Library at Marymount University, 2807 N. Glebe Road. Photographer Jan Bender focuses on film, using traditional techniques, Weiblinger’s photographs and plant photograms are hand-printed. Free. Visit www.marymount.edu/barrygallery.
Sci-Fi Book Club. Third Wednesday of each month, 7-8:30 p.m. at Java Shack, 2507 N. Franklin Road. Free. Visit www.library.arlingtonva.us.
“King of the Forest: Adventures of BioPerversity.” Through April 3, gallery hours at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. This exhibit features the work of 13 contemporary artists from the mid-Atlantic region whose work explores the interactions between humans and non-human species. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org for more.
“Daydreams in the Anthropocene.” Through April 3, gallery hours at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Artist Rachel Schmidt examines the role humans play in the environment. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org for more.
Instructor Select. Through April 3, gallery hours at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. In the Jenkin's Community Gallery, Arlington Arts Center will present Instructor Select 2016, featuring work by both students and instructors. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org for more.
Introduction to Sudoku. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Lee Community & Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Learn how to play sudoku. Free. Call 703-228-0550 for more.
Homemade Valentines. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Aurora Hills Community & Senior Center, 735 18th St. S. Make homemade Valentines and socialize. There will be coffee, tea and cookies. This is an event for seniors. Free. Call 703-228-5722 for more.
“Deathtrap.” 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Glebe Road. The Arlington Players present “Deathtrap,” a comedy-thriller. Tickets are $21.50, $15.50 for children 18 and under and seniors 60 and older. Visit www.arlingtonplayers.org for more.
Living Legends Awards. 5 p.m. at Langston-Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpepper St. In celebration of High View Park's 150th Anniversary and Black History Month, Hall's Hill/High View Park Historic Preservation Coalition will recognize members of the community for achievements and services at the “Living Legends Awards” Awards will be presented for business, athletic, spirituality, performing arts, visual arts, education, community service and history makers. Free. Call 703-228-5210 for more.
Bowen McCauley Dance: Valentine Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St. Bowen McCauley Dance partners with the National Chamber Ensemble. Tickets are $17-33. Visit www.bmdc.org for more.
Love the Run You’re With 5K Race. 9 a.m. at Pentagon Row, 1101 S. Joyce St. The USATF-certified course runs along Army Navy Drive starting and finishing at the Shops at Pentagon Row shopping complex. Registration is $35-45. Visit www.runpacers.com/race/love-the-run-youre-with-5k for more.
Feb. 16-March 13
“Road Show.” Various times at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. Musical “Road Show” depicts the story of real life Mizner brothers as they pursue the “American Dream” via the Alaskan gold rush and the Florida real estate boom. Tickets start at $40. Visit www.sigtheatre.org for more.
Workshop: Vegetable Gardening. 7-8:30 p.m. at the Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St., Alexandria. The Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, (Arlington and Alexandria) present a workshop for the beginning vegetable gardener will address best management practices for site selection, soil requirements and soil improvement. This planning program provides guidance on crop selection and planting schedules. Free. Call 703-228-6414.
Pet Therapy. 10:15-11 a.m. at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. The public is invited to meet Zoe, a therapy Yorkshire Terrier. Free. Call 703-608-8314 for more.
Arlington Sports Hall of Fame Program. 6:30 p.m. at Columbus Club of Arlington, 5115 Little Falls Road. Arlington Sports Hall of Fame officers will be making a brief presentation about the Hall of Fame and its activities and plans for 2016 and beyond, including plans for a Hall of Fame display in an Arlington public library or school, and possible annual social events. Tickets start at $25. Contact Rick Schumann at BSCRSVP@gmail.com or 703-241-0390.
Feb. 17-March 27
“Romeo & Juliet.” 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at Synetic Theater, 2611 Jefferson Davis Highway. Synetic returns with another “Wordless Shakespeare” production. General admission tickets start at $35, $15 for students, and senior citizens and military receive a $5 discount. Visit www.synetictheater.org for more.
Designing a Sustainable, Manageable Yard. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Master Gardeners of Arlington and Alexandria will cover the basics of sustainable landscapes and answer questions about individual garden management challenges. Learn the best management practices of sustainable landscapes — using native plants, making the most of available water, building soil health and reducing maintenance. Free, but registration required. Visit www.mgnv.org for more.
Workshop: Vegetable Gardening. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria. The Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, (Arlington and Alexandria) present a workshop for the beginning vegetable gardener will address best management practices for site selection, soil requirements and soil improvement. This planning program provides guidance on crop selection and planting schedules. Free. Call 703-228-6414.
Opening Reception. 6-9 p.m. at at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. The center celebrates the artists and artwork of “King of the Forest: Adventures in Bioperversity,” “Daydreams in Anthropocene,” and “Instructor Select 2016.” Free. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org for more.
Global-Phonic Music Festival: Rodrigo Amarante. 7:30 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St. Performer of the theme song for Netflix show “Narcos” will perform contemporary Brazilian music. Free, but tickets required. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org.