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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.
Oct. 17 and 20
Encore Presents “Disney’s Frozen Jr.” At Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Glebe Rd Arlington. In this story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen Jr. takes us on a journey with Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with obstacles, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen Jr. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart. Recommended for ages 4 and older. Performances are Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. Cost is $15 Adults, $12 Children, Students, Military, and Seniors. Tickets are available online at www.encorestage.org or by calling the box office at 703-548-1154.
Smithsonian Habitat Program. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. At Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Road, Arlington. Rock Spring Garden Club will host Barbara Faust, director of the Smithsonian Gardens. “Habitat” uses a single theme to tie together fourteen exhibits in the Smithsonian’s exterior and interior garden spaces to tell diverse stories about habitats and the plants, animals and humans that call them Home. The program is free; an optional lunch is $5. Visit the web site at www.rockspringgardenclub.com.
Rosslyn Cider Fest. 4-8 p.m. At Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Admission is free, but you can purchase tickets in advance (recommended to avoid lines) or at the door to taste 10 cider samples from cideries that will be attending. Meanwhile, you'll enjoy live music, free s'mores and a bonfire. And you can join in the pie-eating contest. You'll have one minute to eat an entire pie. The winner will receive a free basket of Rosslyn goodies. Visit the website: https://www.rosslynva.org/do/rosslyn-cider-fest
Art Hope Love. 7-9:30 p.m. At Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Art Hope Love: An Artful Evening is an art show and sale fundraiser benefiting childhood cancer research. The evening includes an art show with 25 artists, wine and cheese, and live music. Tickets $25 or $30 at door. To view art and buy your ticket, go to www.BlairFoundation.org.
Beauty and the Beat. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Downtown Cultural Arts Center, 401 North Howard Street, Baltimore. Cost is $25-$30. Originally created for Capital Fringe Festival 2018 and now presented at Charm City Fringe Festival in Baltimore, Beauty and the Beat is sure to kick up recollections of neighbors, roommates, landlords or lane-changing experiences of vying for a parking space. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website https://www.janefranklin.com/beauty-and-the-beat.
Oct. 18 to Nov. 16
Marymount University Alumni Exhibition. At Marymount University’s Barry Gallery, 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington. Curated by J.S. Herbert, the show features paintings, photography, mixed media and sculpture works by Marymount University alumni. Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 18, from 6-8 p.m. There were many strong submissions from various majors. This exhibition was open to all Marymount alumni, regardless of major, and highlights the many continued artistic talents of the Marymount community. Visit www.marymount.edu/barrygallery
Beer and Oyster Fest. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. At Copperwood Tavern in Shirlington Village, 2766 S. Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington. Featuring 40-plus craft beer tents, food and oyster tents as well as local vendors. Family and pet-friendly activities. Tickets $35. Visit https://www.shucktoberfestva.com.
Fall Family Celebration. 12-3 p.m. At Columbia Gardens Cemetery, 3411 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Special activities for adults and children. Explore the Agents of Discovery App, visit the beehives, paint a pumpkin, meet rose expert Pam Powers, and enjoy delicious refreshments. Free. Visit the website: columbiagardenscemetery.org
Fall Heritage Festival. 1-5 p.m. At Gulf Branch Nature Center, Arlington. Families. Gather around the Walker Log House to celebrate our nation’s heritage. Try your hand at some old-time games and crafts, make a corn husk doll, try on a coonskin cap, or work the cider press. Write with a quill pen, churn butter, and enjoy old-time music. Drop in anytime between 1- 5pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 703-228-3403. No registration required. Cost is $5.
Halloween Animals Campfire. 6-7 p.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, Arlington. The whole family is invited to join in our campfires, for lots of old fashioned fun. You’ll hear campfire stories, may meet some animal guests, play games, sing songs and, of course, enjoy S’mores! Each campfire has a nature theme and promises to entertain. Visit parks.arlingtonva.us/campfires.
National Chamber Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. At Gunston Arts Center (Theater One), 2700 South Lang St., Arlington. The National Chamber Ensemble opens its 2019-2020 Season with A Mozart Celebration. Piano virtuoso Carlos Cesar Rodriguez performs one of Mozart's greatest piano concerti in a quintet setting to experience Mozart's masterpiece in a new way. This is the same work Mr. Rodriguez made his debut with at the tender age of 10! The Overture to the Marriage of Figaro and Symphony No. 40, some of Mozart's other most famous and popular works complete the program. Don't miss the chance to hear this magical music presented in a unique way.
R.I.P. - Remove Invasive Plants. 2-4 p.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, Arlington. Adults, teens and families ages 8 and up. 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. Help make it happen! For information: 703-228-6535. Meet at Long Branch Nature Center. No registration required. Free.
Winterize Your Roses. 2-4 p.m. At Columbia Gardens Cemetery, 3411 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. The Arlington Rose Foundation will conduct a garden-side instruction on winterizing your roses. Learn timing, technique, and soil readiness. Wear garden shoes, hat, and gloves. No bathroom facilities. Will be rescheduled in case of heavy rain. Gift certificate from Merrifield Garden Center for best rose garden soil. Bring a spade collected composite moist soil sample from several rose garden places. Free. Visit the website: http://arlingtonrose.org/
Notable Nature. 3-4 p.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, 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. They'll construct nature journals, hone your writing and drawing skills, and talk about the season while hiking. Call 703-228-6535. Free. #612959-K
Nature Photography Hike. 3:30-5 p.m. Meet at the parking lot of the Barcroft Sports & Fitness Center, 4200 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington.Families ages 7 and up. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Bring the camera of your choice to learn photo techniques and receive instruction on taking great wildlife pictures. Naturalist is bilingual in Spanish/English. Call 703-228-6535. Cost is $5. #612759-G
Purple Runway. 5 p.m. VIP Cocktail Party; 7:30 p.m. Fashion Show begins. At Mercedes-Benz of Arlington, 585 N. Glebe Road, Arlington. Purple Runway is an annual runway event designed to raise awareness and funding to help support those who have endured domestic violence and want to overcome the resulting trauma, depression, and emotional distress. Call Gigi McMillan at 571-932-3306.
Arlington Restaurant Week. This is the first Restaurant Week event, hosted by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, dedicated specifically to the restaurant scene in Arlington County. Previously, the Arlington Chamber partnered with regional Chambers to produce the Northern Virginia Restaurant Week. Building off the success of that event, the Chamber is looking forward to using its strong connections to the Arlington restaurant community to showcase the many vibrant and diverse restaurants within the county's 26 square miles. For more information about restaurant registration or sponsorship opportunities, contact Operations Coordinator Olivia McKay at 703-525-2400 or email@example.com.
Monday, Oct. 21
Litter Critters. 2-3 p.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, Arlington. For ages 6 to 10. They’ll hunt in the fallen leaves for crickets, centipedes, millipedes and other litter critters to learn how they enrich soil, keep leaves from piling up and make homes on and in the ground. Call 703-228-6535. Cost is $5. #612929-C
Tuesday, Oct. 22
Preparing Your Garden for Winter. 7-8:30 pm, Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie Street, Arlington.Fall is the ideal time to plant trees, shrubs, and perennials, and even vegetables. Come learn easy tips for onsite composting, providing winter habitat and food for wildlife, and end-of-season care of tools and equipment. We’ll also help you identify plants that can add interest to your yard in wintertime. This class if offered by Extension Master Gardeners. Free. Advance registration requested at mgnv.org. Call 703-228-6414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tapas for Diplomas. At Jaleo in Crystal City, 2250 Crystal Drive,, Arlington. This is the 10th Anniversary Fundraising Gala for the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network. Hosted by Sen. Mark Warner. Fun auction items include: Getaways to The Greenbrier Resort, Historical Staunton, Outdoor Mecca Roanoke, Cavalier Favorite Charlottesville, Hidden Gem Harrisonburg. Visit www.valhen.org.
Woman of Worth. 7-9 p.m. At Trade Roots Gift Store & Coffee Shop, 5852 Washington Blvd., Arlington. A talk by Melanie Rigney, author of Woman of Worth: Prayers and Reflections for Women Inspired by the Book of Proverbs. Free. Learn more about Melanie at www.rejoicebeglad.com.
Harvest of Hope Event. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. At Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Volunteers of America of Chesapeake and Carolinas will host the 10th annual Harvest for Hope to benefit the organization’s health and human services programs. The event brings together more than 250 guests from across the public and private sectors who are passionate about empowering the lives of those in need. This year’s goal is to raise $100,000 to support VOA’s programs that empower self-sufficiency and inspire hope among the vulnerable individuals, families and veterans served throughout the Commonwealth and the District of Columbia. Visit https://www.voachesapeake.org/harvestforhope2019.
Friday, Oct. 25
Survival Skills: Cordage. 4-5 p.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, Arlington. For ages 8 to 12. Learn hands-on traditional survival skills! We'll learn how to weave rope and other natural materials for making strands and tying knots so you'll never be left hanging. Call 703-228-6535. Cost is $5. #612929-D
Popcorn Campfire. 6-7 p.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, Arlington. Families. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. 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. Cost is $5.
Oct. 25, 26 and 31
Boy Scout Haunted House. At 4228 N. Old Glebe Road, Arlington. Fun for all ages plus candy for the brave souls who make it through. Food donations for Arlington Food Assistance Center are accepted. Hours: Friday, Oct. 25, 7–10 p.m.;Saturday, Oct. 26, 7– 10 p.m.; Thursday, Halloween 6:30– 9 p.m. The Haunted House is run by Boy Scouts from Troop 104.
Forest Meditation Walk. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, Arlington. Adults. Inspired by the Japanese Shinrin-yoku, or "Forest Bathing", we will explore the forest around Long Branch Nature Center through a meditation style walk. This is a two-hour class that will take participants off of 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.. Free. #612949
Mosaic International Showcase. Noon to 5 p.m. At Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, 1100 S. Hayes Street, Arlington. Free. Guests are invited to “travel around the world” and explore art, music, food samplings, live performances and more from various countries. This year’s featured countries include China, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Mexico and more. Shoppers can also look forward to exploring the season’s latest trends at fan-favorite brands, including BOSS, Eloquii, Nordstrom, UNTUCKit and Windsor. Visit simon.com/fashioncentreatpentagoncity
Spooky Spirits Cocktail Class. 2-3:30 p.m. At The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, Arlington. “Taylor Made” Cocktail Series: Get into the Halloween spirit and learn how to craft Halloween-themed cocktails with the hotel’s head mixologist, Robert Taylor. These cocktails are great to create at home after making it through a whole neighborhood of trick-or-treaters. Taylor creates spirited cocktails for Halloween: “Poisoned Apple” and “Witches Brew.” The class cost is $45 per person, which includes a recipe card and complimentary Lite Bites. Contact the Restaurant Director at 703-412-2762.
Dia de Muertos / Day of the Dead. 6-7:30 p.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, Arlington. Families. Come celebrate the Day of the Dead for a night of family fun. They’ll make calaveras, the decorative sugar skull masks and costumes, enjoy holiday snacks, and see some night animals up close. Afterward, they’ll go on a fun night hike through the candlelit forest. Register children and adults, children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Call 703-228-6535. Cost is $7. #612959-Q
Arctoberfest - A Halloween Extravaganza. 6-9 p.m. At The Knights of Columbus, Main Ballroom, 5115 Little Falls Road, Arlington. Arctoberfest is a fun, family-oriented Halloween party for people with and without disabilities. It’s perfect for kids of all ages, adults, and families to attend together. The highlight of the event is the chance to experience an indoor “Haunted House.” With spooky lighting, surprises await around every corner, you’ll never know what may pop up out of the fog. If that’s not enough spooky fun, a wander through the indoor “grave yard” will raise your ‘spirits.’ Tickets are $25 per person. Visit https://TheArcofNoVa.org/Arctoberfest.
Saturdays thru Oct. 26
All That Jazz. 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.
Wednesday, Oct. 30
Oak ID Hike. 1-3 p.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, Arlington. Adults. Come meet the oak/hickory trees in the forests of Arlington. Join Urban Forestry Manager Vincent Verweij for a lesson on identifying our local oak trees on a walk through Glencarlyn Park. Participants will look at leaves, bark and nuts to identify species in this large family. The walk will include hills, uneven surfaces and walking off trail. Call 703-228-6535. Cost is $10. #612949-J
Trick-or-Treating. 5-7 p.m. At Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, 1100 S. Hayes Street, Arlington. Calling all little pumpkins -- ghouls and gals are invited to enjoy not-so-spooky fun at Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. Costumed kiddos can trick-or-treat for crave-worthy candy and tempting treats at participating stores displaying a Jack-O-Lantern sticker in the window. Families can also shop for the season’s latest looks at top brands, including Gap, Macy’s, Nordstrom, The Children’s Place and more.
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 email@example.com 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.