Arlington Weekend Fun: Aug. 7-16

Arlington Weekend Fun: Aug. 7-16

Ms. Virginia Senior America 2012 Kat Fanelli leads a senior citizens flash mob in “I Got a Feeling” at the Arlington County Fair.

Ms. Virginia Senior America 2012 Kat Fanelli leads a senior citizens flash mob in “I Got a Feeling” at the Arlington County Fair. LOUISE KRAFFT 2015


Make Your Own Pizza Summer Activity. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Aug. 27., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Redrocks Neapolitan Bistro. At this summer event each child will be able to decorate a chef hat, then with the guidance of a master chef, will make their own pizza from start to finish. Other activities will be available. Tickets are $10-15. Call 703-920-0706.

Shirlala Music Festival. Thursdays, through Aug. 27. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Village at Shirlington, 2700 S Quincy St. The third annual Shirlala Music Festival features three months of live music. This event series is free and open to the public. See

Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival. Fridays, through Aug. 28. 8:30 p.m. at Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway. The theme this year is “Quotable Comedies.” Free admission. See

Crystal Screen. Mondays through Aug. 31 at sunset at 1851 S Bell St. Courtyard. Watch a projected film under the stars. This year’s theme is espionage. Free. Visit

Nauck Community Portrait Exhibition. Various times at Gallery 3700, 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive. Students from Drew Model Elementary School display “visual biographies.” Admission to the gallery is free. Visit for more.

Barre in the Park. Thursdays through Sept., 6-7 p.m. at Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway. Lava Barre provides an outdoor fitness class focused on the ballet barre. Free. Visit

Summer Movies @Penrose Square. Saturdays, through Sept. 19. Sundown at Penrose Square, 2597 Columbia Pike. Free. Visit

Sizzlin’ Summer Nights Series. July 8-25 at Signature Theater, 4200 Campbell Ave. Christine Pedi, Natascia Diaz, Sherri L. Edelen, Will Gartshore and the Revenge of the Understudies Mitchell Jarvis (The Threepenny Opera), Kevin McAllister and more are scheduled to perform. Call box office at 703-820-9771.

Arlington’s Historical Museum to open on First Wednesdays. The Arlington Historical Museum, which until now was only open on weekends, will now be 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 its original 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. Contact Garrett Peck at 571-243-1113 or at

LGBT & Straight Friends Social. Tuesdays. Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.; Mikey’s “Bar A” Video Wall, 7 p.m.; start time at 8 p.m. IOTA Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. For 21 years and older. Free. Visit for more information.

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

Food Truck Thursdays. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the corner of North Irving St., and Washington Blvd. Find a round-up of regional food trucks. Free to attend. Visit

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 Free, no registration required.

Poetry Series. 6-8 p.m. second Sunday of the month at IOTA Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Hosted by poet Miles David Moore. Featured artists share their poetry followed by open readings. Free. Visit or call 703-522-8340.

Open Mic Nite. 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. every Wednesday at IOTA Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Sign-up times are 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Bring instruments, fans and friends. Visit or call 703-522-8340.

Karaoke. 8 p.m. on the first Sunday every month at Galaxy Hut, 2711 Wilson Blvd. Visit 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 or call 703-276-9693.

Storytime. Mondays 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.

Ball-Sellers House Tours. Saturdays, April-Oct.,1-4 p.m. at The Ball-Sellers House, 1015 N. Quincy St. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Arlington Historical Society receiving the house from Marian Sellers in 1975 for $1. Free. Visit

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

Open Mic Night. Wednesdays, at 8 p.m., sign ups are at 7:30 and 10 p.m., at Iota Club & Café, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Free. Visit

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

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 to join. No reservation is required. Visit

Through Aug. 23

“Screenshot” Exhibit. Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m. at the Wyatt Resident Artists Gallery at Arlington Arts Center, 3500 Wilson Blvd. Roxana Alger Geffen's “Screenshot” exhibit reflects an interest in the structure of domestic life and the schedules and patterns that order a life with small children. Geffen uses the graphics and content from the computer game Minecraft as a source of material for her solo exhibition. Free. Visit for more.

Through Oct. 11

“PLAY: Tinker, Tech & Toy” Art Exhibit. Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m. at the Arlington Arts Center, 3500 Wilson Blvd. “PLAY” is an exhibition that examines games and play through the lens of contemporary art. Free. Visit for more.

Through Aug. 9

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Wednesday-Saturday at 8 p.m.; 2 p.m. on Sundays at the Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St. Synetic presents an adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy with a movement-based visual storytelling. Regular tickets start at $35. Student tickets start at $20. Visit

Through Aug. 8

“Twelve Angry Men.” Various times at The Gunston Arts Center, Theatre II, 2700 S Lang St. The American Century Theater perform their adaptation of the play detailing the story of dissenting jury members in a murder trial. General admission tickets are $26-29 and $23 for students and seniors. Visit

Monday-Saturday/Aug. 3-29

Art Show. 5-8 p.m. at Gallery Underground, 2100 Crystal Drive. “Hiding in Plain Sight,” includes paintings that have concealed images. Free. Visit

Wednesday/Aug. 5

Open Mic Night. 8 p.m. at Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Visit or call 703-522-8340.

Wednesdays/Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26

Expert Garden Talk. 7-8 p.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St. Aug. 5, the discussion topic is “Vegetables for Fall”; Aug. 12, the discussion topic is “Composting: Why and How”; Aug. 19, the discussion topic is “Food Preservation: Canning, Drying, Freezing” (Arlington Central Library Auditorium); Aug. 26: “Tour of Central Library Gardens.” Free. Visit

Wednesday-Sunday/Aug. 5-9

Arlington County Fair. Various times at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 Second St. South. Explore exhibits and entertainment as well as rides. Ride prices vary, indoor exhibits and entertainment free. Visit

Friday/Aug. 7

Art Show Opening Reception. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Gallery Underground, 2100 Crystal Dr. Enjoy wine and food and discuss “Hiding in Plain Sight”, a new art show juried by Arlington Artists Alliance members. Free. Visit

Run With A Ranger. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Bluemont Park, 601 N Manchester St. Patrons age 12 and older may participate in a 3-4 mile run with a park ranger along County trails. No registration required. Call 703-525-0168 or email for more.

Wine Tasting. 6:30-8 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N Westmoreland St. #101. Taste new wines and foods. Free. Visit

Arlingtonians Skate at Kettler. 7:10-8:10 p.m. at Kettler Capitals IcePlex, 627 N Glebe Road, Suite 800. Arlington County residents are invited to take advantage of a $1 fee for both admission and skate rentals at the IcePlex. Visit

U.S. Air Force Band Concert. 8 p.m. at The Air Force Memorial, 1 Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington. This concert is offered as a public service. Outdoor concerts are subject to weather cancellation. Free. Visit

Sarah Colonna Live. 10 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. Comedian from “Chelsea Lately” performs. Tickets cost $22. Must be 21 or over unless accompanied by adult/guardian. Visit

Saturday/Aug. 8

Refinery29 Style Festival. 1-6 p.m. at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, 1100 S Hayes St. has teamed up with Simon Malls for a day of musical performances, curated indie boutiques and shopping opportunities, a “Beauty” and “DIY Stage.” Free to attend. Visit for more.

Musical Performance. 6-8 p.m. at Netherlands Carillon, Arlington Blvd. and Meade St. Classical music artist Margaret Pan will be performing. Free. Visit or call 703-289-2555.

Yappy Hour at Le Méridien. 6-8 p.m. at Amuse at Le Méridien. 1121 N 19th St. Bring your dog to Yappy Hour on the terrace of Le Méridien Arlington. Enjoy cocktails, appetizers and views of D.C. Visit

Concert. 8:30 p.m. at Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Performances from The Beanstalk Library, Quiet Hollers, Ms. Shevaugn and Yuma Wray. Visit or call 703-522-8340.

Sarah Colonna Live. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. Comedian from “Chelsea Lately” performs. Tickets cost $22. Must be 21 or over unless accompanied by adult/guardian. Visit

Sunday/Aug. 9

Iota Poetry Series. 6- 8 p.m. at Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Free. Local poets read work aloud. Visit or call 703-522-8340.

Monday/Aug. 10

Mount Vernon Children's Theatre Auditions. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Heritage Presbyterian Church, 8503 Fort Hunt Road. Auditions for the production of “Mary Poppins.” Ages 8-10 tryout from 5:30-7 p.m., ages 11-18 from 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Visit

Tuesday/Aug. 11

Artist Talk and Reception. 7-8:30 p.m. at Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 N Military Road. Artist talk and reception at "Ice and Sky," an exhibit of images by Great Falls photographer Robin Kent who spent a week photographing the Antarctic Peninsula earlier this year. Free. Visit

Aug. 11-Sept. 20

“The Fix.” Various times at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. The scorned widow of the dead president transforms her son into an ideal candidate. Ticket prices vary. Visit for more.

Wednesday/Aug. 12

Spanish Inspired Art Jam. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Jaleo, 2250 Crystal Drive. Paint Spanish-inspired art, eat and drink. Tickets are $20-25 dollars. Visit to purchase tickets.

Open Mic Night. 8 p.m. at Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Visit or call 703-522-8340.

Thursday/Aug. 13

The Rockets. 7 p.m. at Pentagon Row, 1201 S Joyce St. American cover band host a night of dancing and fun. Free. VIP tickets, which include local beer and food samplings, start at $10. Visit

Outdoor Movie. 8:45 p.m. at Arlington Public Library, 816 S Walter Reed Drive. Watch "The Great Gatsby" (2013), rated PG-13. Free. Visit

Friday/Aug. 14

The United States Air Force Band-Concert Band & Singing Sergeants. 8 p.m. at The Air Force Memorial, 1 Air Force Memorial Dr. Attend a wreath-laying ceremony at 7:45 followed by a concert, “Honoring the Greatest Generation.”Admission is free. Visit

Wytold Lebing Quartet. 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, 200 N Columbus St. Wytold has played original pieces alongside the National Symphony Orchestra. Free. Visit

Musical Performance. 9 p.m. at Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Fellowcraft with Freeform Radio and Fortuna perform. $12. Visit or call 703-522-8340.

Saturday-Sunday/Aug. 15-16

Shirlie’s Pop-Up Sidewalk Sale. All day at the Village at Shirlington, 428- Campbell Ave. Select shops will offer special discounts. Free to attend. Visit for more.

Saturday/Aug. 15

Caked Out Skateboard and Music Fest. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Powhatan Springs Skateboard Park, 6020 Wilson Blvd. Find skate contests, music, food, and shopping. Admission is $5 for all days “open skate,” and $10 for skate contests and emcee/band battle. Visit for more.

The Stewart Sisters. 6-8 p.m. at Westover Beer Garden & Haus, 5863 Washington Blvd. The Stewart Sisters is composed of a pair of sisters-in-law. Free. Call 703-536-5040.

Flashband ’70s Showcase. 7:30 p.m. at Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. $10. Visit or call 703-522-8340.

Rico Amero. 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, 200 N Columbus St. Amero features his family and other talented musicians for his soulful music. Free. Visit

Sunday/Aug. 16

Live Music. 9 p.m. at Galaxy Hut, 2711 Wilson Blvd. Local band DKvDK performs. Tickets are $5. Visit or call 703-525-0646.