Arlington Throughout October
Clean Cars for National Breast Cancer. 4:30-9:30 p.m. at Mr. Wash Car Wash, 101 North Glebe Road. Pink suds, pink towels, clean cars, in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Visit www.mrwash.com for more.
Volunteers of America Chesapeake. 8-9 p.m. at Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive. Volunteers of America Chesapeake's 8th Annual Harvest for Hope. Free. Call 410-837-7222 for more.
Gin and Jazz Gala for Uganda. 6-10 p.m. at New District Brewing Company, 2709 S. Oakland St. Live and silent auction items during cocktail hour, followed by dinner and dessert, and games to support the efforts building schools, clinics and changing the face of rural Uganda. Visit http://aahuganda.org/gala/ for more.
Rosslyn Harvest Fest. 4-10 p.m. at Central Place Plaza, 1800 N. Lynn St. Vendors, crafts, gifts, food, music, a pie eating contest, cornhole, pumpkin toss and a kids' and pets' costume contest. Visit www.rosslynva.org/do/rosslyn-harvest-fest.
14th Annual Canstruction Competition. 5 p.m.-midnight. Organized by the American Institute of Architects / Northern Virginia Chapter (AIA NOVA) and AFAC, Northern Virginia’s Canstruction competition celebrates the commitment local architects have made to support their community and have fun while doing so. Watch teams build on Oct. 27. The structures will be on public display at the airport through Nov. 5. Visit www.canstruction.org/ for more.
Nocturnal Nature Campfire. 6-7 p.m. at the Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Sit around the fire ring for stories, special animal guests, games, songs and S’mores. $5. Call 703-228-3403 for more.
“Bits and Pieces.” 7:30 p.m. at the Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. The performance incorporates spoken word, movement, music and kinetic imaging and animation by Hong Huo. $10-$30. Visit janefranklin.com or call 703-933-1111 for more.
11th Annual Vampires Ball. 8 p.m. at Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St. Dance the night away with music courtesy of Resident Composer and Halloween DJ, Konstantine Lortkipanidze. The event will include an open bar, light appetizers, and a costume contest with prizes. $60-$75. Visit synetictheater.org/ for more.
CROP Hunger Walk. 8 a.m.-noon at First Presbyterian Church, 601 North Vermont St. Walk to end hunger around the world and in Arlington with the 40th Annual CROP Hunger Walk. Funds raised support Arlington Food Assistance Center and the global hunger initiatives of Church World Service. Visit www.crophungerwalk.org for more.
Octoberfest Fall Bazaar. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Walker Chapel United Methodist Church, 4102 N. Glebe Road. Used clothing, furniture, outdoor and household items, crafts, jewelry, boutique, Christmas items, and bake sale. Cafe serves breakfast and lunch and there is a petting zoo. All proceeds go to charity. Call 703-538-5200 or visit www.walkerchapel.org for more.
Champion Trees Bike Ride. 9 a.m.-noon, meet at Shirlington Branch Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Ride over mostly level, paved pathways, while stopping at points of natural and environmental interest along the way. For ages 12+. Register with Vincent Verqeij at 703-228-1863. Call 703-228-6545 for more.
Family Fun Dance Day. 9:30, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive. Jane Franklin Dance team with music by Mark Sylvester, Tobias Tenenbaum, and Jon Kamman. $15,Visit janefranklin.com or call 703-933-1111.
Halloween Spooky Paws Stroll. 10 a.m.-noon in the Market Common Clarendon, 2700 Clarendon Blvd. Doorways for Women and Families 7th Annual Dog Walk. Visit www.doorwaysva.org for more.
Spooky Cupcake Wars. 10 a.m.-noon at at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 South Dinwiddie St. Every family will learn new ways to decorate this popular dessert and create a “spooky” cupcake design to take home. $8. Call 703-228-4747.
Rosslyn Harvest Fest. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Central Place Plaza, 1800 N. Lynn St. Vendors, crafts, gifts, food, music, a pie eating contest, cornhole, pumpkin toss and a kids' and pets' costume contest. Visit www.rosslynva.org/do/rosslyn-harvest-fest
Community Walking Tour. 11 a.m. Courthouse Square Tour meets at Courthouse Pop-up Plaza (Surface Parking Lot), 2100 Clarendon Blvd. Join a 90-minute community walking tour with artist-in-residence Graham Coreil-Allen to explore, question, and reimagine Courthouse's public spaces in partnership with WalkArlington and Courthouse 2.0. Examine how Arlington’s history, public art collection, and civic buildings have shaped the community and discuss Courthouse Square's future planning efforts. Free. Visit grahamprojects.com/ for more.
Fall-O-Ween Festival. 1-4 p.m. at Market Common Clarendon, 2800 Clarendon Blvd. Bring the entire family and join us for the fun. Festivities will include: ini pumpkin decorating, Scarecrow decorating station, trick-or-treating & kids' crafts at stores, petting zoo, Big Barn Puppet Shows at 1, 2 & 3 p.m., music with Kidsinger Jim, face painting, balloon art & sand art, funnel cakes. Free. Email email@example.com or call 703-442-4341.
Day of the Dead. 6-7 p.m. at the Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Celebrate the Day of the Dead with Calaveras, the decorative sugar skull masks and costumes, holiday snacks, and see some night animals up close. Afterward, there is a night hike through the candlelit forest.$5. Call 703-228-6535 for more.
Haunted Trail. 7-9 p.m. at Douglas Park, 1718 S Quincy St. Bring a non-perishable food donation then walk through gates, coffins, tombstones, picket fences and caldrons and pumpkin painting and games. This event benefits Arlington Food Assistance Center and Randolph Elementary School PTA. Call 703-228-6525 for more.
Arlington Free Clinic Annual Benefit Gala. 6 p.m.-midnight at Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner Tysons Galleria, 1700 Tysons Blvd. McLean. Cocktail reception and silent auction, including getaways, art and photography, sports items, and much more. $300. Visit www.gala.arlingtonfreeclinic.org.
American Fine Arts Craft Show. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan Airport, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway. 100 contemporary artists and designers. Adult $15, senior $12, student $8, under 12 free. Visit AmericanArtMarketing.com for more.
Donation Drop-Off Weekend. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the St. Agnes Catholic Church
Parking Lot by the Parish Hall at 1910 North Randolph Street. “Share the Journey” is sponsored by the Migration and Refugee Outreach Program which is collecting donations of household and personal items. Call 703-525-1166 for more.
Roosevelt Memorial Jubilee. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Theodore Roosevelt Island, George Washington Memorial Parkway. 50th anniversary of the Roosevelt Memorial with historical re-enactors, games, tours, Teddy Bear Storytimes, exhibits, vendors. Visit theodorerooseveltisland.org/ for more.
Evolution: Past Present Future Dance Show. 6 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road. Metropolitan School of the Arts youth dancers in ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop. $15. Visit metropolitanarts.org for more.
Breakfast with the Chief. 8-10 a.m. at the Hyatt Centric, 1325 Wilson Blvd. Join Arlington County Police Chief M. Jay Farr for a networking and Q&A session. Visit https://police.arlingtonva.us/ or call 703-558-2222.
Northern Virginia Bird Club Walk. 8:30-11 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Search of resident and migratory birds, bring binoculars. Free. Call 703-228-6535 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org for more.
P.E.A.C.E. Investigative Interviewing Training. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Marymount’s Ballston Center Conference Room, 1000 North Glebe Road. The P.E.A.C.E. approach has been adopted by numerous police forces, including those in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many other countries. It is designed to maintain respect for the interviewee, whether the person is a witness, suspect or victim. Email email@example.com for more.
Yoga Dialogue. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Sun & Moon Yoga, 3811 Lee Highway. Cultivating Common Ground In a Divided Country: A Community Dialogue. Guided meditations, silent reflection, dialogue principles, and mindfulness practices to support us as a group in candid conversations about the divisions in our country and to learn from our different views and ideas in a respectful space. By donation only – all proceeds will go to hurricane relief through Heart to Heart International. Visit www.sunandmoonstudio.com for more.
Meet the Artists. 7 p.m. at Marymount University’s Ballston Center Gallery, 1000 North Glebe Road. Talk with artists Jeremy Flick and Jon Malis about their exhibit “Metaphrase.” Visit www.marymount.edu/ for more.
November Moon Night Hike. 7-8 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 24th St N. Experience the trails under the moon, learn a new constellation, and meet nocturnal critters.Call 703-228- 3403 for more.
After Hours Dance Party. 7-9 p.m. Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 South Walter Reed Drive. Caz Gardiner, a Washington, D.C.-based singer/songwriter performs rock and reggae. Call 703-228-5710 for more.
Auto-Audio. 7:30 p.m. at the Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. New works by Forty+/ Excerpts from Aflight. Post-performance at Capitol City Brewing Company. Minimum donation $10. Visit janefranklin.com or call 703.933.1111 for more.
Birding Arlington. 8-9:30 a.m. at at Gravelly Point, George Washington Memorial Pkwy. Use spotting scopes, and stroll around the park looking for waterfowl, songbirds and maybe a Peregrine Falcon. Ages 8 and up. Call 703-228-3403 for more.
Whitetail Deer Campfire. 6-7 p.m. at at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Stories, special animal guests, games, songs and S’mores. $5. Call 703-228-3403 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more.
Nov. 7-Jan. 14
“Crazy for You.” Various times at the Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. A musical comedy with Gershwin tunes including “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “Nice Work If You Can Get It” fuse with tap dancing. Visit www.sigtheatre.org for more.
Film Screening. 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. “The Messenger,” a film about the plight of disappearing songbirds, focuses on how climate change, habitat loss and human action are diminishing songbirds in our environment. The film will be followed by discussion. Visit www.uucava.org/.
Deep Dive Exploring. 8-9 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. White-tailed Deer are the topic. $5. Call 703-228-3403 or visit email@example.com.
The Fall Hunt. 4-5 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Hunting for dinner is the topic, following tracks and signs of deer and eat some venison stew. $5. Call 703-228-3403 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dominion Guild Holiday Boutique. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Knights of Columbus, 5115 Little Falls Road. Twenty-five vendors will be at the event, $25/$15. Visit www.thedominionguildva.org for more.