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.
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 on 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.
Rock Spring Recital Children’s Concert. 10:30 a.m. at Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ. “Karen Builds a Violin,” is a musical tale with selections ranging from Mozart to bluegrass to ragtime, children are active participants as the story unfolds. Violinist Karen and violist Elizabeth are both members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. Free. Visit www.rockspringuss.org for more.
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.
“An Evening of String Quartets.” 7:30 at Lyon Park Community Center, 414 N. Fillmore St. The IBIS string quartet will perform “Queartettsatz” by Schubert. Free. Visit www.facebook.com/ibischambermusic.
Rock Spring Recital Children’s Concert. 4 p.m. at Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ. Rock Spring Recital Series will works by Brahms, Prokofiev, and Massanet. Free. Visit www.rockspringuss.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.
Laughter Yoga. 6-7:30 p.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Laughter Yoga, for all ages, is a fun practice that reduces stress and strengthens the immune system. Free. Email email@example.com.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays/Feb. 22-March 17
Rosie Riveters. 4-6 p.m. at Shirlington Public Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Three classes, for ages 4-6 (Tuesdays), ages 7-10 (Mondays), and ages 11-14 (Thursdays), are designed to provide space for girls ages 4-14 to imagine, create and play while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Boys may also enroll. Free. Visit www.rosieriveters.com to register.
AFAC Bar Olympics. 7-9 p.m. at Spider Kelly’s, 3181 Wilson Blvd. Two-person teams compete in six bar games in a tournament-style competition benefiting Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). The entry fee is $10 each, $20 per team. Visit www.afac.org for more.
Home Improvement Basics. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Lee Community & Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Home Depot staff provide easy techniques for painting, staining, and repairing plastic or drywall. Free. Call 703-228-0550 for more.
Spellbinders Story Fest. 1-2 p.m. at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Arlington Spellbinders, part of the national organization, is a group of retirees who tell stories to children in schools and day camps. Free. Call 703-228-0955 to register.
Lecture: Arlington During the Civil War. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center, Street Level Gallery, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. David Farner, Historian and Researcher, discusses Arlington during the Civil War. Free. Visit www.arlingtoneconomicdevelopment.com.
Nancy Connors: The Keirsey Temperament Sorter. 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Aurora Hills Community & Senior Center, 735 18th St. S. Join Senior Adult Specialist Nancy Connors and take a 70 question abbreviated Myer Briggs personality profile called the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, score it and discover and appreciate your personality temperament and style. Free. Call 703-228-5722 for more.
“West Side Story Meets Romeo & Juliet.” 7 p.m. at Rivendell School, 5700 Lee Highway. Middle school students at Rivendell perform an interpretation of two Shakespeare plays. Tickets are $10, $30 for families. Visit www.rivendellschool.net for more.
“South Pacific.” 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. Chalice Theater celebrates its 20th anniversary with Rodger and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific.” The story revolves around prejudice, war, and romance on an American military base during WWII. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors and students. Visit www.uucava.org for more.
Feb. 26-March 6
“Treasure Island.” Various times at Thomas Jefferson Theatre, 125 S. Glebe Road. Encore Stage & Studio presents an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel. Young Jim Hawkins leaves a dull life to search for where “X” marks the spot on a treasure map left behind by an old sea captain. Tickets are $10-15. Visit www.encorestageva.org for more.
Bilingual Diabetes Storytime. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. This storytime is for children and families living with diabetes. Offered in English and Spanish. Free. Visit www.library.arlingtonva.us for more.
Pirate Party. After 11 a.m. performance of Encore Stage & Studio’s “Treasure Island” at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Find stage combat demonstrations, meet performers, and more. Tickets are $20 (sold separately from play tickets). Visit www.encorestageva.org for more.
Feel the Heritage Festival. 1-6 p.m. at Drew Community Center, 3500 23rd St. S. Find live music, dance, a “Hall of History,” children’s activities and more. Free. Call 703-228-5725.
Black History Month Quiz Competition & Celebration. 2-4 p.m. at Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St. The Alexandria Society for the Preservation of Black Heritage in partnership with the Alexandria Black History Museum will host a quiz competition. Alexandria public school students in grades 6-8, are eligible to participate. Free. Call 202-624-9082 for more.
“Wash Over You–Part 1.” 4:30 p.m. at Atlas Performing Arts Center – Lab Theatre II 1333 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C. Arlington’s Jane Franklin Dance presents “Wash Over You,” which finds travelers moved along an unpredictable river. Tickets are $20. Visit www.janefranklin.com for more.