Entertainment Calendar: Arlington
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Entertainment Calendar: Arlington

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Ongoing

Fridays at the Fountain. Fridays, through Oct. 25, 5-9 p.m. at The Stand at the Crystal City Water Park, 1601 Crystal Drive. Fridays at the Fountain is a seasonal pop-up beer garden set within the Crystal City Water Park, featuring food, drink and a rotating lineup of live music from local bands and musicians. Free to attend; selection of food available for purchase. Call 703-412-9430 or visit www.crystalcity.org/do/fridays-at-the-fountain for more.

Art Exhibit: Lumistory. Through Oct. 26, Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. at Fred Schnider Gallery of Art, 888 N Quincy St. #102. Melanie Kehoss’ cut paper light boxes explore the origins of cultural phenomena, from cuisine, to mourning, to social media. This solo show will include the public debut of five works, an installation about the history of sugar, and more. Free. Visit www.fredschnidergalleryofart.com or call 703-841-9404.

All That Jazz. Saturdays through Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-noon at the Arlington County Cultural Affairs Building, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. All That Jazz is a kid's dance class open to ages 6-11. This energetic and varied class includes warm-ups and combinations to discover ways to bring character and imagination to theatrical performance. $105. Visit www.janefranklin.com/classes or call 703-933-1111.

On Stage: Escaped Alone. Through Nov. 3, at Signature Theatre 4200 Campbell Ave. Four charming women sit in an English garden enjoying afternoon tea – with a side of terrors, large and small. Escaped Alone is a play many will want to talk about after they have seen it, and a lovely cup of tea is just the ticket to warm up a good conversation outside the ARK Theatre after each performance. See performance dates, specialty shows and extras at www.sigtheatre.org.

Basketball Shooting Clinics. Sundays through Nov. 3, 2-3 p.m. At Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5547 Lee Highway, Arlington. Register now for Sunday basketball shooting clinics using the state-of-the-art Dr. Dish CT basketball shooting machine. Cost $20 per half hour, Register at Bulldawgbasketball.com.

Arlington Mill Farmer’s Market. Saturdays, through Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. The market features produce, meats, and dairy products from our region’s top local vendors. Support local farmers and entrepreneurs. Come for opening day and meet special guests, the Arlington Art Truck, South Arlington Moms Club, Long Branch Nature Center, and more. Visit columbia-pike.org/fm-arlington-mill.

Art Exhibit: Borrowed from Dust. Through Dec. 22, Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. (or by appointment) at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Arlington Arts Center presents Borrowed from Dust, a solo exhibition of new work by AAC resident artist Marissa Long. This exhibition is Long’s first solo show in AAC’s Wyatt Resident Artists Gallery. Borrowed from Dust is a meditation on memory, loss, and impermanence. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, 6-9 p.m. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or call 703-248-6800.

Regional Biennial: Assembly 2019. Through Dec. 22, Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. (or by appointment) at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Arlington Arts Center is pleased to announce Assembly 2019, AAC’s inaugural regional biennial. This new exhibition program will explore current material and conceptual trends among artists in the region, and will feature work by young and emerging artists alongside new work by artists with longstanding connections to the Mid-Atlantic region and its art scenes. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, 6-9 p.m. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or call 703-248-6800.

Now thru Dec. 14

Musical Theatre & Movement. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. At Arlington County Cultural Affairs Building, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. Musical Theatre and Movement is a youth dance class open to ages 6-11. In this class, students will work with music from popular musicals. The group will develop characters and a simple story line. Tuition: $105 for 6 class session. Visit the website: https://www.janefranklin.com/classes

Now thru Dec. 21

Re/Seen Photography Exhibit. 12-5 p.m. At Fred Schnider Gallery of Art, 888 N. Quincy Street, Suite 102, Arlington. Re/Seen: Photographs by Jason Horowitz presents a “then and now” collection of work representative of how the artists' interests in abstraction and representation have continued throughout his career as the technology he uses to create the work has evolved. The exhibit shows Horowitz's earlier still-life photographs which resemble underwater space scenes. Inspired by his pet fish in their aquariums, micro-photography, among other things, Horowitz suspended plants and flowers in gelatin as if they were trapped in amber. An opening reception will be held Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. Visit the website: www.fredschnidergalleryofart.com

Wednesday/Nov. 6

Northern Virginia Bird Club Walk. 8:30 - 11 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, Arlington. Adults. Join members of the Northern Virginia Bird Club for one or all of these informal walks through Long Branch and Glencarlyn Park in search of resident and migratory birds. Experienced and beginning birders welcomed. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them. Call 703-228-6535.

Nov. 7-17

Northern Virginia Jewish Film Fest. The 19th annual NVJFF, powered by the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia (Pozez JCC), will present a lineup of 22 films in select venues across Northern Virginia. The selection of contemporary international films and accompanying programs will explore the expansive scope and rich texture of Jewish life, culture and global identity. The films include: Back to Marcanã, Between Worlds, Love in Suspenders, Leona, Sustainable Nation, Sirens, Kippah, Offspring, Inner Flame (I to Eye), Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz, Box for Life, The Light of Hope, The Keeper, The Unorthodox, Golda’s Balcony, The Film (2019), The Tobacconist, My Polish Honeymoon, Hava Nagila (The Movie), Old Camera Man, Picture His Life, Stockholm, The Mamboniks. Tickets are only available through the Pozez JCC, festival venues do not sell NVJFF tickets. Single screening tickets are $12; Group tickets available in advance; an all-access pass is $118; Festival Four ticket to use as patrons like (except on opening and closing nights) is $40. Opening night tickets cost $18 and include complimentary popcorn. Tickets available online at theJ.org/nvjff. Call the Pozez JCC box office at 703-537-3000.

Friday/Nov. 8

Fall Fungi 101 Hike. 3-5 p.m. At Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road, Arlington. Adults. Don't be stumped by spores or mystified by mycelium. Get to know these ancient organisms and the basics of mushroom identification. Then they'll walk the park to find some native fungi and practice some ID skills. Teens age 15 and up are welcome but must be accompanied by a registered adult. Call 703-228-3403.

Saturday/Nov. 9

Birding Fort C.F. Smith. 8-9:30 a.m. At Fort C. F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th Street, Arlington. Families ages 7 and up. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Bird watching in autumn provides opportunities to see many exciting species, including migrants like sparrows, warblers and thrushes. We’ll have a quick refresher on using binoculars and field guides, then practice our new skills on the trail at Fort C. F. Smith. Beginners and experts welcomed. Loaner binoculars are available. Call 703-228-3403.

Remove Invasive Plants. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road, Arlington. Adults, teens and families ages 8 and up. Want to restore habitat and increase species diversity right here in Arlington? Work parties are held every month. They are making a real difference, with the return of ferns and wildflowers, and the animals that depend on them, in areas once covered in destructive invasive plants. Call 703-228-3403.

Thanksgiving Food Drive. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. At Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 16th Street, North, Arlington. Basketball youth get a free session on the state-of-the-art Dr. Dish CT basketball shooting machine with food donation. Register and get info at Bulldawgbasketball.com. Visit the website: bulldawgbasketball.com

Civil War Discoveries: Skirmish Drills. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. At Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th Street, Arlington. Ages 7 to 11. Skirmishers played a special role in Civil War armies. Learn their functions and practice their drills. Cost is $5. Call 703-228-4775.

Civil War Discoveries: Build a Fort. 1-2 p.m. At Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th Street, Arlington. Ages 7 to 11. They'll investigate how and why forts were built in Arlington during the Civil War. Then we'll work as a team to design forts to defend the city. Cost is $5. Call 703-228-4775.

Free Play Days. 1:30-3 p.m. At Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road, Arlington. Ages 5 to 9. Give kids unstructured time they can call their own. Your child will love this chance to explore our woods, make mud pies, throw rocks in the creek and just be free. Dress to get wet and dirty, and wear closed-toe shoes. Call 703-228-3403.

Family Skate Nights. 6:30-9 p.m. At Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd Street, S, Arlington. With a live DJ, moon bounces and snack bar, this is a great night for the entire family. Skate rental is $3, skating is $2, and moon bounce and concessions extra. Cash only. To save time, bring your own skates and have exact change.

Full Moon Night Hike. 7-8 p.m. At Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 24th Street, N, Arlington. Adults. Come out for a hike under the stars. Have you ever wondered what animals are in our local parks at night? Experience our trails under the moon, learn a constellation, and meet nocturnal critters. Call 703-228-3403.

Saturday/Nov. 9, 16, 23

Jane Franklin Dance. 7:30-8:30 p.m. At Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. Mix It Up, a concert series at Theatre on the Run in Arlington features dance, music and movement by distinctive Washington, D.C., area artists. Each week look for a different up-close performance. Who will perform and when? Mix It Up takes place with performances by Jane Franklin Dance, Forty+ by Kelsey Rohr, Light Switch Dance Theatre and choreography by Emily Crews and Rachel Luebbert. Cost is $22. Visit the website: https://www.janefranklin.com/mix-it-up.

Sunday/Nov. 10

Walking Tour of Jewsh Sites. 10 a.m. At Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. Experience Arlington National Cemetery through a lens of Jewish history. Discover the Jewish stories embedded in monuments such as the Challenger and Columbia memorials, and learn about some of the many Jewish leaders and military heroes buried in this historic cemetery. Tour includes two miles of walking, some of which is uphill. Sponsored by National Museum of American Jewish Military History. Call 202-265-6280.

Notable Nature. 3-4 p.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Families ages 5 and up. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Join for lessons in nature journaling and sketching. They'll construct own nature journals, hone writing and drawing skills, and talk about the season while hiking. Call 703-228-6535.

Nov. 12 to Jan. 14, 2020

Forty+ Dance Project. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. At Theatre on the Run, 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. Cost is $160. Forty+ Project is an eight week series of creative rehearsals to develop new dance work. Directed by professional dance choreographer, Carly Johnson, Forty+ celebrates the collective creativity of people past the age of 40. Forty+ is frequently seen in concerts presented by Jane Franklin Dance and for organizations serving older adults. This project culminates with a performance at Theatre on the Run on Jan. 25, 2020. The project is open to people of all physical facilities. No previous performance experience is necessary. Visit the website: https://www.janefranklin.com/adult-dance/forty-plus

Thursday/Nov. 14

The Bottom: An Arlington African-American Community Uncovered. 7-9 p.m. At Reinsch Library Auditorium, Marymount University, 2807 N Glebe Rd., Arlington. Local historian Jessica Kaplan brings to life one of Arlington's oldest African American enclaves located along Pimmit Run near Chain Bridge. Using Civil War drawings, and Southern Claims documents she provides a window into the lives of this small community established before the Civil War by free African Americans that offered sanctuary to families struggling to earn a living and create a safe community. Free. Visit the website: https://arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org/events

Deep Dive: Poison vs. Venom. 8-9 p.m. At Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road, Arlington. Adults. Take a deep dive into natural history that scratches more than just the surface. Poison and venom enter the body two very different ways. Explore how these substances arrive in our bodies and what they can do to us and to their intended prey. Discover the surprising places you can find poison and venom right here in Arlington. Call 703-228-3403.

Saturday/Nov. 16

Bird Walk for Beginners. 9-10:30 a.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Bird watching makes a great family activity! Learn the basics, including binoculars, field guides, identification, and when and where to find birds. After covering the fundamentals, we’ll get a little birding practice around the nature center. Then you can practice all winter and be ready for spring migration next year. Loaner binoculars are available. Families ages 6 and up. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Call 703-228-6535.

Fall Colors Walk. 1-2 p.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Explore the colors of fall during an easy walk on the trails around the nature center. Along the way, we’ll make leaf rubbings and learn where those colors come from. Families ages 6 and up. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Call 703-228-6535.

First Thanksgiving Campfire. 5-6 p.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. The whole family is invited to join us at the Long Branch amphitheater for lots of old-fashioned fun. This engaging program will be filled with entertaining activities that may include stories, special animal guests, games, songs and of course, S’mores! Families. Cost is $5. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult.Call 703-228-6535.

Family Skate Nights. 6:30-9 p.m. At Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd Street, S, Arlington. With a live DJ, moon bounces and snack bar, this is a great night for the entire family. Skate rental is $3, skating is $2, and moon bounce and concessions extra. Cash only. To save time, bring your own skates and have exact change.

Nov. 16-17

Artist Co-op Party. Saturday 6-9 p.m.; Sunday 2-5 p.m. At Columbia Pike Artist Studios, 932 S. Walter Reed Drive, Arlington. Columbia Pike Artist Studios, an artist cooperative in South Arlington, will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a free open studio event. More than 25 artists will present new work in a wide range of media (painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture). The 26 participating artists, some of whom are new and some of whom have been with the co-operative organization since its founding in 1989, approach a wide range of subject matter and employ highly individualized styles. All of the artists will be available to discuss their processes and answer questions. Their paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints, and photographs will be available for purchase, and refreshments will be served.

Sunday/Nov. 17

Yoga in the Nature Center. 10-10:45 a.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Ages 7 to 10. They will start with a fun short walk, then return to the nature center to practice poses representing the plants and animals found, ending in a short relaxation. No prior experience needed, if you have a Yoga mat bring it, but not required. Call 703-228-6535.

Tree ID Hike. 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. We can identify trees with more than just leaves; we'll learn to identify the trees of Arlington parks by their bark and shape. Dress for the weather, we will be outside the whole time. Teens ages 14 and up are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by a registered adult. Call 703-228-6535.

R.I.P. - Remove Invasive Plants. 2-4 p.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Want to restore habitat and increase native species diversity right here in Arlington? Work parties are held every month and are making a difference with the return of ferns, wildflowers and the animals that depend on them to areas once covered in destructive invasive plants. Adults, teens and families ages 8 and up. Call 703-228-6535.

Virginia State Symbols: Fossils. 3:30-4:30 p.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. The Virginia State Fossil...is a scallop! Learn about this extinct mollusk known as Chesapecten jeffersonius and take part in a fossil project. Families ages 7 and up. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Call 703-228-6535.

Tuesday/Nov 19

School Open House. 9:30-11:30 a.m. At Saint Catholic School, 980 N. Frederick Street, Arlington. The public is invited to a school-wide tour to visit the classrooms, meet teachers and staff and talk with Saint Ann Student Ambassadors. Find out what makes Saint Ann Catholic School and Community stand out. Have your academic and admission questions answered while meeting with Saint Ann parents, students and administration. Prefer a private tour? Email schooltours@stann.org. Visit the website: www.stann.org.

Wednesday/Nov. 20

Nature Apps 101. 8-9 p.m. At Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road, Arlington. Do you spend a lot of time outdoors, watching or photographing plants and animals? We'll Explore Bug Guide, eBird, iNaturalist, and more to find out how your outdoor photography can contribute to a much bigger scientific snapshot of the natural world. We'll also share species information and ID tips. Call 703-228-3403.

Thursday/Nov. 21

Holiday Design Event. 6:30-9 p.m. At National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Cost is $30. Rock Spring Garden Club features Ami Wilber, the floral and event décor designer at Hillwood at their eighth Holiday Design Event. At Hillwood, Wilber creates spectacular floral arrangements for galas, the mansion and special events along with holding workshops. In addition to the design demonstration, there will be door prizes, a silent auction, refreshments, holiday pumpkin floral arrangements, holiday gifts as well as Tools of the Trade to help create your own designs at home. Tickets are $30. Email Rockspringgardenclub@gmail.com. Or visit the web site at www.rockspringgardenclub.com.

Saturday/Nov. 23

Gingerbread House Workshops. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. At Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, 900 S. Orme Street, Arlington. Follow the gumdrops to The Enchanted Forest for a family-friendly, gingerbread house crafting palooza. There are three sessions: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 1-2:30 p.m.; and 3-4:30 p.m. Event benefits the Junior League of Northern Virginia's community program. Cost is $35. Visit the website: https://www.jlnv.org/tef/

Cocoa with Santa. 1:30-2:30 p.m. At Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, 900 S. Orme Street, Arlington. Sip on delightful hot cocoa, enjoy delicious cupcakes and get a picture with the Santa. With a special appearance by the Sugar Plum Fairy. Cost is $25/children; $15/adults. Event benefits the Junior League of Northern Virginia's community programs. Visit the website: https://www.jlnv.org/tef/

Family Skate Nights. 6:30-9 p.m. At Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd Street, S, Arlington. With a live DJ, moon bounces and snack bar, this is a great night for the entire family. Skate rental is $3, skating is $2, and moon bounce and concessions extra. Cash only. To save time, bring your own skates and have exact change.

Holly Jolly Holiday Party. 8-11 p.m. At the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, 900 S. Orme St., Arlington. Join in this merry cocktail party with music, savory hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer, and a silent auction to benefit the Junior League of Northern Virginia's community programs. Cost is $80. Visit the website: https://www.jlnv.org/tef/

Nov. 23-24

Breakfast with Santa. 9-10:30 a.m. At Sheraton Pentagon City, 900 S Orme Street, Arlington. Delight in the magic of the holidays and start your day the merry way, sharing Breakfast with Santa. Enjoy a hot breakfast buffet that also includes seasonal fruits, freshly baked morning breads, assorted breakfast cereals, tea, coffee and cocoa. Note that each ticket is valid for one seat (ex: four seats require four tickets). Children under 18 months of age do not require a ticket but must sit on a lap – a chair/high-chair will not be provided without a ticket. Sponsored by the Junior League of Northern Virginia. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Includes a general admission ticket. Cost is $38/children; $40/adults. Visit the website www.jlnv.org/TEF

The Enchanted Forest. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the Sheraton Pentagon City, 900 S Orme Street, Arlington. The Enchanted Forest presented by the Junior League of Northern Virginia is a weekend-long holiday festival offering a wide variety of affordable events for the entire family. Attendees can stroll through a beautiful 'forest' of theme-decorated holiday trees for silent auction, enjoy live entertainment, visit with Santa, make holiday crafts and much more. Additional premium events include Breakfast with Santa, Gingerbread Workshops, Cocoa and Cupcakes with Santa, a Holiday Tea, and the Holly Jolly Holiday Party, an evening event for adults. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $15 for children and are valid the entire weekend. All event tickets can be purchased at www.jlnv.org.

Sunday/Nov. 24

Twinkling Tea Party. 1-3 p.m. At Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, 900 Orme Street, Arlington. Come join in an Afternoon Tea. They will be serving a variety of fresh brewed specialty teas, an assortment of tea sandwiches, and assorted scones. Cost is $40. Sponsored by the Junior League of Northern Virginia. Visit the website: https://www.jlnv.org/tef/

From Baikal to Brazil. 3 p.m. At Kenmore Theater, 202 South Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. The Washington Balalaika Society, a Russian folk orchestra of 60 bakmusicians performing on balalaikas and domras, will present a musical program spanning an amazing geographical area. Concert repertoire will include 'A Tale of Lake Baikal' capturing the mysterious sounds of the frozen waters of Russia's Lake Baikal to the rousing, bustling and rumba sound of 'Brasileira' from Milhaud's Scaramouche Suite. Visit https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.venue&venueid=399

Refugees’ First Thanksgiving Dinner. 4-8 p.m. At ECDC, 903 S. Highland Street, Arlington. The Refugees' First Thanksgiving Dinner is an annual event where they invite community members, staff, volunteers, and clients to celebrate this American tradition. Cost is $30. Visit the website: www.acc-dc.org

More Ongoing

Arlington Historical Museum. Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Arlington Historical Museum, owned and operated by the Arlington Historical Society, is located at 1805 S. Arlington Ridge Road. The two-story brick structure was built in 1891 as the Hume School, named for Frank Hume who gave some of the property for the school. It is the oldest school building in Arlington County. Now a museum, it houses permanent and temporary local history exhibits ranging from pre-1607 to Sept. 11, 2001. Visit arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org.

Civil War Artifact Display. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park Visitor Center, 2411 24th St. N. The New Fort C.F. Smith Park Visitor Center features displays about Union soldiers and the Defenses of Washington between 1861 and 1865. Artifacts from archaeological studies from Forts Ethan Allen and C.F. Smith are on display. Kids can try on replica Civil War uniforms and learn about camp life. Visit parks.arlingtonva.us/locations/fort-cf-smith-park/.

Arlington Farmers Market. Every Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon at the corner of N. 14th Street and N. Courthouse Road. A weekly celebration of local food including fresh produce, meats, dairy, cheese, baked goods, free range eggs, specialty items, cut flowers, plants and herbs. Email csingiser@cfwdc.org or call 917-733-6402.

FRESHFARM Market. 3-7 p.m. on Tuesdays at 1900 Crystal Drive. Shop from local farmers and producers with seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh-cut flowers, container plants and herbs, farm-raised eggs, all-natural meats, artisan baked goods, and specialty foods. Visit www.crystalcity.org for more.

Mobile Bike Repair. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursdays at 1900 Crystal Drive. Drop off your bike on Thursday morning and have it tuned up and ready to ride before heading home. Email DC@velofix.com, or phone 855-VELO-FIX for more.

Food Truck Thursdays. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1900 Crystal Drive and 201 12th St. Actual truck schedules are subject to change so be sure to follow your favorites. Visit www.crystalcity.org for more.

Healthy Lifestyle Runs. Saturdays, 9 a.m. at Roosevelt Island, George Washington Memorial Parkway. American Cancer Society partners with parkrun USA to promote fitness in the fight against cancer. Free. Visit www.parkrun.us/rooseveltislanddc/ for more.

Friday Night Live. 8 p.m. Fridays at the Church at Clarendon, 1210 N. Highland St., Suite A. Local musicians perform. Free. Visit 1bc.org for more.

Arlington’s Historical Museum Open on First Wednesdays. The Arlington Historical Museum is open to the public on the first Wednesday of every month from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The museum consists of exhibits chronicling Arlington County’s history from Native American settlements up to the present day. The museum will continue to be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is located in the former 1891 Hume School building at 1805 S. Arlington Ridge Road. Visit arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org.

Open Mic Comedy. Wednesdays 8-10 p.m. at Ri Ra Irish Pub, 2915 Wilson Blvd. Doors open at 7 p.m. Age 21 and up only. Free show, $25 cash prize for best joke. Call 703-248-9888 or Visit www.RiRa.com/Arlington for more.

Invasive Plants Removal. Work parties are held every month to keep the parks free of destructive invasive plants. Teens, adults and families welcome. Every second Sunday of the month 2-4:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road; call 703-228-3403. Every third Sunday of the month 2-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road; call 703-228-6535 or visit registration.arlingtonva.us. Free, no registration required.

Karaoke. 8 p.m. on the first Sunday every month at Galaxy Hut, 2711 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.galaxyhut.com or call 703-525-8646.

Pub Quiz. 8 p.m. every Sunday at Whitlow’s on Wilson, 2854 Wilson Blvd. Prizes for first place. Free. Visit www.whitlows.com or call 703-276-9693.

Storytime. Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m. at Kinder Haus Toys, 1220 N. Fillmore St. Storytime with Ms. Laura. Call 703-527-5929.

Lego Club. Monthly on the first Wednesday. 4-5 p.m. Glencarlyn Branch Library, 300 S. Kensington St. The library provides tubs of legos and a special challenge and after the program the creations are displayed for everyone to see. No registration required. Call 703-228-6548 for more.

Crystal City Sparket. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesdays at 1900 Crystal Drive. Sparket — A Creative Market is an extension of DC’s Eastern Market with arts, crafts, and handmade goods. Free to attend. Visit www.crystalcity.org.

Art for Life. Third Thursday of each month. The Hyatt Regency Crystal City’s “Art for Life” Partnership with National Kidney Foundation brings a new artist each month to The Hyatt for a reception. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.

Brunch at Freddie’s. Third Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar, 555 23rd St. The Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance gathers for an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet ($9.99). All are welcome. No reservation is required. Visit www.facebook.com/events/700174390103305.