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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.
Visions 2019, Student Art Exhibition Grades 9-12. Now through Dec. 7. At Cody Gallery, 1000 North Glebe Road, 2nd Floor, Arlington. Sponsored by Marymount University Department of Fine Arts and School of Design, Arts, and Humanities. The Cody Gallery presents the juried high school student exhibition “Visions 2019.” The show highlights high school talent from the City of Alexandria, and Arlington and Fairfax counties. Juried by the former Director of the Cody Gallery, Meaghan Kent, this exhibition will present a variety of media including painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, and sculpture. Email email@example.com or call 703-908-7782.
Musical Theatre & Movement. Through Dec. 14, 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 storyline. Tuition: $105 for 6 class session. Visit the website: https://www.janefranklin.com/classes
Re/Seen Photography Exhibit. Through Dec. 21, 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. Visit the website: www.fredschnidergalleryofart.com
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. 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. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or call 703-248-6800.
”A Chorus Line.” Through Jan. 5, 2020. At Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. Winner of nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, overflowing with sensational ballet, tap and jazz dance numbers, this non-stop showcase features the acclaimed songs “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” “What I Did for Love” and more. With one of the largest casts in Signature history, A Chorus Line is the one singular sensation for the holiday season. Choreographed by Denis Jones and directed by Matthew Gardiner. Visit www.sigtheatre.org.
Forty+ Dance Project. Through Jan. 14, 2020, 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
Holidays and Christmas
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.
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/
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/
Christmas with the Washington Men’s Camerata. 8-9:30 p.m. At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. A Washington-area tradition for over 35 years, WMC presents Christmas with the Camerata. Enjoy perennial holiday classics, along with new and inventive arrangements of some of your favorite songs of the season. These concerts are perfect for the whole family, so join us to get your December off to a beautiful and festive start. Cost is $25. Visit the website: www.camerata.com
GRUMP Holiday Market. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. At Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington. GRUMP is back for its 9th year. At GRUMP you can shop local from 50 artists and makers, stop for a photo op with one of our many Yetis, and participate in our full day of creative workshops. Free. Visit the website: https://www.crystalcity.org/do/grump
Holiday Cheer Concert. 7:30-10 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. NCE's Holiday Concert will bring classical masterpieces and holiday favorites together for the whole family. The Outstanding Young Artist - piano competition winners perform. The concert concludes with a Carols Sing-Along to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Cost: $36 for adults, $18 for students. Visit the website: https://www.nationalchamberensemble.org/
Events in Alexandria
The Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend. At various Old Town Alexandria locations. The Campagna Center presents the 49th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade. The parade is Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. and begins at St. Asaph and Wolfe Streets and concludes at Market Square with a massed band concert. Admission: Free for parade and Heather and Greens Sales; $180-$290 for Taste of Scotland; $40 for Holiday Home Tours. In 1749, the City of Alexandria was officially established by three Scottish merchants and named after its original founder, John Alexander, also of Scottish descent. Through your support of the events of The Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend, you provide vital support to Campagna Center programs that serve more than 2,000 children, teens, and adults throughout the year. Visit the website: https://www.campagnacenter.org/scottishwalkweekend
Boat Parade of Lights. Parade begins at 5:30 p.m.; Dockside festivities 2 to 8 p.m. At Waterfront Park, 1 King Street, Alexandria. Parade viewing areas: Founders Park (351 N. Union St.), Alexandria City Marina (0 Cameron St.), Waterfront Park (1 King St. and 1A Prince St.), Point Lumley Park (1 Duke St.), Shipyard/Harborside Park (1 Wilkes St.), Windmill Hill Park (501 S. Union St.) and Ford’s Landing Park (99 Franklin St.). Admission: Free; $ for food/drink and some activities. VisitAlexandriaVA.com/boatparade
Schedule in Old Town (2 to 8 p.m.)
Holiday music and giveaways from 97.1 WASH-FM
Letters to Santa postcard station from Penny Post
Holiday ornament activity from AR Workshop Alexandria (2 to 4 p.m.)
Bookmark making station from Old Town Books (4:30 to 8 p.m.)
Torpedo Factory Art Center Holiday Festival
Santa arrives by fireboat at the Alexandria City Marina (3:30 p.m.)
Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights begins (5:30 p.m.)
First Night Alexandria. 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. At venues throughout Old Town Alexandria. This 25th Anniversary Celebration is the largest New Year’s Eve party in the D.C. region that is safe and fun for the entire family and culminates with a fantastic fireworks finale over the Potomac River at midnight. Kids Karnivals: 6 to 9 p.m. at four warm indoor venues in Old Town, Del Ray and the West End. Live Entertainment: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at warm indoor venues throughout Old Town Alexandria. Rockin’ on the River: 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Waterfront Park, 1 King St., Alexandria. Midnight fireworks: Potomac River at the foot of King St., Alexandria. All Access Admission: $25 through November 30, 2019; $30 December 1-30, 2019; $35 December 31, 2019; Kids Karnival is $5 for children ages 2-12 and free for parents and infants. Call 703-963-3755 or visit firstnightalexandria.org.
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.
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.
Blacksmithing Campfire. 5-6 p.m. At Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road, Arlington. The whole family is invited to join us at the Gulf Branch fire ring 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. Call 703-228-3403.
Fort C.F. Smith Park Walking Tour. 9-10 a.m. At Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 24th Street, N, Arlington. Fort C.F. Smith was one of the last Union forts built to protect Washington during the Civil War. We'll learn about the park's history, the role of the fort and the soldiers stationed there in the Civil War. Dress for the weather. Terrain will be uneven and possibly muddy. Free. Call 703-228-4775.
Candle Making. 2-3 p.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Ages 6 to 12. You'll light up with this craft by making your own candles. We'll try our hands at some new and old ways to make these luminaries, then take home your creations. Cost is $5. Call 703-228-6535.
Vulture 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. 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.
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.
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/
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
Nov. 25 to Jan. 15, 2020
Mah Jongg Cards. At Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church. 2020 Mah Jongg cards for sale. Cards will be mailed to the address on the order in late March or early April. Cost: $8 standard card; $9 large card. Visit the website: http://bit.ly/mahjonggcards2020. Contact Iva Gresko, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arlington Turkey Trot. 8 a.m. At Christ Church, 3020 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. A-SPAN is proud to be a beneficiary of the #1 rated local community race in the DMV. The Turkey Trot is a 5K unlike all others with colorful costumes and fun for the entire family. Canine friends are welcome as well as baby trotters and their strollers. Visit arlingtonvaturkeytrot.org to register, volunteer or sponsor the Trot.
Shopping Passport Event. A group of Arlington and Falls Church businesses will participate in a shopping “Passport” program designed to help area shoppers discover unique shops, find deals, keep their shopping dollars local and be eligible to win prizes. Led by One More Page Books, the Passport enables shoppers who are looking to participate in the national #shoplocal effort to easily discover small businesses near them. By visiting at least five of the businesses on the list, shoppers are eligible to win one of three Grand Prize baskets of goods and gift certificates and to collect a free Advanced Reading copy of a book from One More Page. For a list of participating businesses, visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.
Dec. 3, 10, 17
Mah Jongg Lessons. 1-4 p.m. At Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church. Three-session classes for beginners. Register now. Send checks made out to WoTRS: Temple Rodef Shalom, ATTN: Iva Gresko, 2100 Westmoreland St., Falls Church, VA 22043. Include email and telephone numbers. Cost of $98 includes three sessions (nine hours) of lessons. Includes needed card and needed handouts. Contact Iva Gresko: email@example.com.
Northern Virginia Bird Club Walk. 8:30 - 11 a.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Join members of the Northern Virginia Bird Club for informal walks through 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.
Outer Space Storytime. 10:30-11 a.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Ages 2 and up. Register child only, but caregivers must attend. Blast off with stories that are out of this world. Call 703-228-6535.
Fort C.F. Smith Park Walking Tour. 9 - 10 a.m. At Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 24th Street, N, Arlington. Families ages 7 and up. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Fort C.F. Smith was one of the last Union forts built to protect Washington during the Civil War. We'll learn about the park's history, the role of the fort and the soldiers stationed there in the Civil War. Dress for the weather. Terrain will be uneven and possibly muddy. Call 703-228-4775.
Guerilla Gardening. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. At Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th Street South, Arlington. See your yard anew through fresh, guerilla gardening eyes. Learn how those difficult, abandoned, or underutilized parts of your yard can be transformed into successful garden spaces that provide natural beauty, healthy foods, and important support for pollinators and other beneficial insects. We’ll show you best practices, tools, and techniques to transform your yard’s missed opportunities into attractive and productive gardens by woorking with Mother Nature and not against her. This class is offered by Extension Master Gardeners. Free. Call 703-228-6414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Wreath Workshop. 1-4 p.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Adults. Using all-natural items, we’ll create some delightfully decorative crafts you can use to spruce up your home or give as special gifts. We’ll provide music, refreshments, basic instruction and enough materials for each participant to make at least two wreaths. Participants should bring hand pruners or wire cutters (if you have them) and any extra materials or special decorations you may wish to add. Cost is $30. Teens ages 12 and up are welcome but must be accompanied by a registered adult. Call 703-228-6535.
Fort Ethan Allen Park Walking Tour. 2 - 2:45 p.m. At Fort Ethan Allen Park, 3829 N. Stafford Street, Arlington. Families ages 7 and up. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Fort Ethan Allen was built by the Union Army in September 1861 to command the approach to Chain Bridge and has the most extensive remaining features of any Civil War fort in Arlington. We'll explore the earthworks and discuss how and why the fort was built. Dress for the weather. Terrain will be uneven and possibly muddy. Call 703-228-4775.
Fort Scott Park Walking Tour. 4 - 4:30 p.m. At Fort Scott Park, 2800 Fort Scott Drive, Arlington. Families ages 7 and up. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Built by the Union Army in 1861, this fort had a commanding view of the Four Mile Run Valley and protected approaches to Washington from the south. Explore the remaining earthworks while we discuss how and why the fort was built. Call 703-228-4775.
Forest Meditation Walk. 12 - 2 p.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Adults. Inspired by the Japanese Shinrin-yoku, or "Forest Bathing", we will explore the forest through a meditation style walk. This is a two-hour class that will take participants off the beaten path and move slowly, experiencing the forest through our senses with mediation. Participants should be ready to sit on the ground and be outside rain or shine. Call 703-228-6535.
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 us for lessons in nature journaling and sketching. We'll construct our own nature journals, hone our writing and drawing skills and talk about the season while hiking. Call 703-228-6535.
¿Como Se Dice? Bilingual Campfire. 5 - 6 p.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Families ages 3 and up. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Learn a few animal terms in Spanish and English while you meet our live animal friends in this bilingual campfire. Call 703-228-6353.
Arlington FOUA Meeting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. At Arlington Central Library, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington. Join Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture for its
winter meeting and presentation on MWCOG's What Our Region Grows report
and our annual Golden Radish Award, plus board elections and 2020 plans.
Free and open to the public. RSVP to Robin Broder at email@example.com or visit the website: http://home.arlingtonurbanag.org/
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.