Arlington Weekend Fun: Aug. 28-Sept. 6

Arlington Weekend Fun: Aug. 28-Sept. 6

Signature's "The Fix" is a toss between "The Manchurian Candidate" and "Caligula," with a voice all its own

Signature's "The Fix" is a toss between "The Manchurian Candidate" and "Caligula," with a voice all its own


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

Art Show. Through Aug. 29, 5-8 p.m. at Gallery Underground, 2100 Crystal Drive. “Hiding in Plain Sight,” includes paintings that have concealed images. Free. Visit

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

Fashion Truck Fridays. Last Friday of the month through September, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the corner of Lynn St. and Wilson Blvd. or the Plaza at 19th and N Moore St. Fashion trucks The G Truck, Curvy Chix Chariot, Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique, Zoe’s Shoe Bar, The Board Bus, TNTN Unique Designs, Sheyla’s Boutique, and The Pink Armoire will rotate their schedules to appear. Free to attend. Visit for more.

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

“The Fix.” Through Sept. 20, at 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.

“PLAY: Tinker, Tech & Toy” Art Exhibit. Through Oct. 11, 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.

“Metropolis: Perspectives of Two Cities” Exhibition. Through Oct. 25, gallery hours at the Jenkins Community Gallery on the Lower Level at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. The “Metropolis: Perspectives of Two Cities” exhibition displays the work of teenage photographers in partnership with CHAW (Capitol Hill Arts Workshop) after learning the aspects of creativity and marketing. Free. Visit

“Ice and Sky: Photographs of Antarctica by Robin Kent.” Through Nov. 2 Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tuesday-Wednesday 1-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 Military Road. Local landscape and landmark photographer displays work from Antarctica. Admission is free. Call 703-228-6330 for more.

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

Friday/Aug. 28

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Air Force Memorial, 1 Air Force Memorial Dr. Music performances from the United States Air Force Concert-Band and Singing Sergeants with “The Sounds of the Screen”. Free. Visit

Live Music. 9 p.m. at Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. The band Lighting Fires with is performing with Clones of Clones. Free. Visit or call 703-522-2354.

Open Mic & Talent Showcase. 10 p.m.-12 a.m. at Busboys and Poets, 4251 S Campbell Ave. Hosted by Benny Blaq. All performers welcome.Tickets are $5. Visit

Saturday/Aug. 29

Central Arlington History Tour. 9 a.m. at Clarendon Metro Station (top of escalator), SW Corner of Wilson Boulevard and N Highland Street. Tour historic locations dating from colonial times to the early 20th century. Tickets are $2 for non-members. Contact Bernie Berne at 703-243-0719 or at

Fall & Winter Vegetable Gardening: Extending Your Harvest. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Learn how to have a successful fall and winter harvest. Free. Visit

Music Festival. 4-7 p.m. at High View Park Playground, 1945 N. Dinwiddie St. Listen to Christian music artists and celebrate another season of Calloway’s Community Kickball Nights. Free. Visit

Opening Reception: “Yes, and.” 6-8 p.m. at Wyatt Resident Artists Gallery on the Upper Level at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Celebrate the launch of “Yes, and,” a group show featuring Arlington Art Center residents curated by Caitlin Tucker-Melvin. The exhibition runs from Saturday, Aug. 29 until Sunday, Oct. 11. Free. Visit

Aug. 29-Oct. 11

“Yes, and.” During gallery hours at Wyatt Resident Artists Gallery on the Upper Level at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. “Yes, and” is a group show featuring Arlington Art Center residents curated by Caitlin Tucker-Melvin. Free. Visit

Sunday/Aug. 30

Homeward Trails Adoption Event. 12-2 p.m at Kinder Haus Toys, 1220 N Fillmore St. Dogs and cats will be available for adoption. Free. Visit for more.

Thursday/Sept. 3

Live Music. 8:30 p.m. at Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. The Sidleys with Caz are performing. $12. Visit or call 703-522-8340.

Saturday/Sept. 5

Audition for Teen Production of “Romeo and Juliet.” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Synetic Studio, 2155 Crystal Plaza Arcade. Teens are invited to audition for an eight-week theatre education program resulting in a fully stage, full-length production. Free. Schedule an audition by emailing

Live Music. 8-9:30p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. Soul and blues musician Sam Allen will perform. Tickets are $20. Visit

Live Music. 9 p.m. at Fireworks American Pizza and Bar, 2350 Clarendon Blvd. Mike Mondiodis will perform. Free. Visit or call 703-527-8700.