Arlington Weekend Fun: Sept 11-20

Arlington Weekend Fun: Sept 11-20

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


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. Tuesdays 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 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

Through 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

Friday/Sept. 11

Mr. Knick Knack. 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Market Common Clarendon, 2700 Clarendon Blvd. Local children’s entertainer will perform family-friendly songs. Free. Visit for more.

Kickoff Jazz Concert. 6-9 p.m. at 1812 N. Moore St., 33rd Floor. Celebrate the start of Rosslyn's Jazz Festival by tuning into Troker, an energetic jazz/rock band. Free, but registration required. Visit

“Material Differences: Collage and Assemblage” Reception. 6-8 p.m. at Barry Gallery at Marymount University, 2807 North Glebe Road. Robert Cwiok, Lee Wayne Mills and Sherry Trachtman will showcase their work and be available for discussion. Free. Visit

Wine Tasting. 6:30 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. One More Page Books will host a wine tasting in celebration of the coming of fall. Free. Visit

Live Music. 9 p.m. at Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Attend a concert featuring The Bobby Thompson Project with Laura Cheedle. $12. Visit or call 703-522-8340.

Saturday/Sept. 12

Bike Tour. 9 a.m. at the top of escalator at Ballston Metro Station, 4230 Fairfax Drive. Visit Arlington parks and historic sites through a leisurely bike tour. The tour costs $2 to participate. Visit

Bark Rangers. 10-11 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center & Park, 3608 N. Military Road. Learn about a dog’s connection with natural surroundings and explore the park. Go at a leisurely pace, with time to stop and sniff. Well socialized dogs only. Free. Visit

DC DogFest Walk ‘n Roll. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Pentagon Row, 1201 S. Joyce St. This community dog walk supports the mission of Canine Companions for Independence, which works to partner dogs with people with disabilities. Free. Visit

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

Rosslyn Jazz Festival. 1-7 p.m. at Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway. Free admission. See

Author Event. 3 p.m. at Shirlington Branch Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Mike Maggio will read excerpts from "Garden of Rain" and "The Wizard in the White House.” Free. Visit

Woodstock Park Festival. 4-7 p.m. at Woodstock Park, 2049 N. Woodstock St. Hosted by the Waverly Hills Civic Association, the festival will have food, activities, and entertainment for the whole family. Free. Visit or call 502-452-4311.

Author Meeting and Signing. 7-8 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Richard Peabody will sign and discuss "The Richard Peabody Reader,” a collection of poetry and prose. Free. Visit

Memorial 5K. 6 p.m. in Crystal City. This race was organized to honor the victims, firefighters, and public safety who responded on Sept. 11, 2001. Registration fees are $35-40. Visit

Live Music. 8 p.m. Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Listen to the Chess Club Romeos. $12. Visit or call 703-522-8340.

Live Music. 9:30p.m. at Fireworks American Pizza and Bar, 2350 Clarendon Blvd. James Stevens will perform. Free. Visit or call 703-527-8700.

Sept. 12-25

33rd Annual Senior Olympics. Various times at various locations. Participants over 50 years old will participate in track and field, swimming, diving, tennis, table tennis, golf, miniature golf, ten pin bowling, Wii bowling, scrabble, duplicate bridge, cribbage, Mexican train dominoes, pickleball, racquetball, handball, volleyball, badminton, bocce, eight ball pool, cycling, horseshoes, yo-yo tricks, American style Mah Jongg, 5K run and more. Admission varies based on event. Visit

Sunday/Sept. 13

VCE Master Gardeners Annual Taste and Tour. 1-4 p.m. at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Road. Master Gardeners will be on hand to talk about growing vegetables in Northern Virginia, with a special emphasis on planting fall crops and overwintering vegetables. Free. Visit

Vintage Crystal: Sip and Salsa. 2-6 p.m. at 1900 Crystal Drive. Wine from Spain Portugal, and Argentina and food from local latin restaurants come together at this annual event. Also find live Latin music and salsa lessons. Tickets are $25 at the the door, $20 in advance and, and designated drivers tickets are also available for $10. Visit

Author Talk. 3 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Amy Stewart will discuss her book "Girl Waits with Gun.” Free. Visit

Monday/Sept. 14

Author Talk and Greeting. 7 p.m. at Saint Ann Roman Catholic Church, 5300 N. 10th St. One More Page Books will co-host Father Michael Collins as he speaks about his book, "Pope Francis: A Photographic Portrait of the People's Pope.” Free. Visit

Tuesday/Sept. 15

Bingo Happy Hour. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill, 2424 Wilson Blvd. Arlington Thrive’s Young Professional Group is hosting a bingo night to raise money to prevent homelessness in Arlington. Admission and the first bingo card is free. Visit for more.

Wednesday/Sept. 16

10th Annual Scholar’s Cup. 3:30-7 p.m. at Upton Hill Regional Park, 6060 Wilson Blvd. Attend the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s mini golf tournament to raise funds for its scholarship programs. Visit

Thursday/Sept. 17

Author Reception and Panel Discussion. 7:30 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Author Adam Lazarus will discuss "Hail to the Redskins: Gibbs, the Diesel, the Hogs, and the Glory Days of D.C.'s Football Dynasty,” including a panel discussion with former players and staff. Free. Visit

Friday/Sept. 18

Mr. Knick Knack. 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Market Common Clarendon, 2700 Clarendon Blvd. Local children’s entertainer will perform family-friendly songs. Free. Visit for more.

Nick Jaina. 8 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington. Composer and author Nick Jaina will perform and share his collection of stories, "Get It While You Can.” Free. Visit

Live Music. 8 p.m. at Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Tommy Keene performs with with Dot Dash. $15. Visit or call 703-522-8340.

Saturday/Sept. 19

Fall Fest in the Park. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Bluemont Park, 329 N. Manchester St. Play games, mingles, and more. Free. Call Emily Thrasher at 703-228-4773 for more.

Fall Native Plant Sale. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Find butterfly-attracting plants and a selection of wildflowers, shade lovers, ferns, shrubs, etc. Free to attend. Call 703-228-6535.

Fall Lawn Care. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Learn how to improve lawn and soil—when, how, and what steps to take to ensure a beautiful weed-free lawn. Alternatives to turf will be explored. Free. Registration requested. Sign up at

Backyard Beer Festival. 12-10 p.m. at Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway. Unlimited beer tasting featuring entertainment, food trucks, and backyard games and activities. Admission is $35. Visit for tickets.

Nauck Civic & Community Pride Day. 12-5 p.m. at at Drew Model School and Community Center, 3500 S. 23rd St. Find a diversity of activities, fish fry, concession stands, moon bounces, historical community exhibits, a health fair, staged events of gospel music, blues, jazz, hip hop, dance, and more. Free. Visit

Samuel Beckett’s Celtic Festival. 12-7 p.m. at The Village at Shirlington, 4150 Campbell Ave. Find traditional live music, dance, food and more. Free to attend. Visit

“The Wizard of Songs.” 3 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. "The Wizard of Songs - A Musical Quest Through the Land of Ozzi," is an original show loosely based on ideas from the the iconic story. Tickets are $20 for adults 18 and older, $15 for seniors and children. Call 703-764-3896.

Book Launch. 5 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200. Westmoreland St. Author Art Taylor will celebrate his new book "On the Road with Del & Louise.” Free. Visit

Live Music. 7:30-9 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. Ayeheart will perform. Tickets are $20. Visit to purchase tickets.

Live Music. 9:30 p.m. at Fireworks American Pizza and Bar, 2350 Clarendon Blvd. Ken Fischer will perform. Free. Visit or call 703-527-8700.

Sunday/Sept. 20

AutumnFest Celebration. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, 300 S. Kensington St. Free tastes of herbal treats and drinks, a naturalist with critters, balloon artist. Free Master Gardener-led mini-workshops. Hundreds of locally grown perennials, ferns, shrubs, and trees for sale. Contact Judy Funderburk at 703-671-5310.

Vintage Crystal: Pups and Pilsners. 2-6 p.m. at 12th and Crystal Drive. This dog-friendly festival will feature a beer garden with 10 stations–each featuring a different brew. Visit for more.

Rebecca Loebe and Betty Soo Performance. 7:30 p.m. at IOTA Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Artists Rebecca Loebe and Betty Soo will perform together. Tickets are $15. Visit