Entertainment Calendar: Arlington

Entertainment Calendar: Arlington

Editor’s Note: Be aware that many events could be cancelled as precaution to the spread of COVID-19. Please check before heading to events.

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Registration Open for AAC's Summer Camps. At Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington. Thematic and technique-focused camps return this summer for children and teens, ages 5-18. Campers explore the fundamentals of the visual arts through creative projects in various two- and three-dimensional media. Line, color, shape, texture, space, and form will all be emphasized through creative projects based on campers’ observations and imaginations. AAC’s camps meet weekly, Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. Families have the option to participate in one or both sessions of camps that meet during the week. For families interested in the full day option, add the morning and afternoon camp sessions to your shopping cart. Extended day options are detailed below. Call 703-248-6800 or email information@arlingtonartscenter.org or visit the website: www.arlingtonartscenter.org.

Saturdays, Now thru May 30

Acting Class. 2-3:30 p.m. At Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 16th Street N., Arlington. Broadway’s Amelia Nickles will be teaching an acting class in Arlington. In this class, students will focus on exercises incorporating important acting tools such as the voice, body, mind and imagination. Actors will learn how to access their emotions, play clear intentions and physicalize characters in a fun and supportive environment. Recommended for ages 14-17. Cost is $300.

March 17 to April 28

Forty+ Dance Project. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. At Theatre on the Run, 3700 S Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. Explore movement and performance in a creative project. Forty+ celebrates the collective creativity of people past the age of 40. Each project features a different choreographer and results in a unique tapestry of collaboration. Forty+ is frequently seen in concerts presented by Jane Franklin Dance and for organizations serving older adults. Cost is $160. Visit the website: https://www.janefranklin.com/adult-dance/forty-plus

Wednesday/March 18

Coffee and Conversation. 10-11 a.m. At Westover Market & Beer Garden, 5863 Washington Blvd., Arlington. March 18: Jackie Steven of Arlington Independent Media (AIM) will explain how AIM provides media training and local programming via television, radio, and digital technology. Everyone is invited to join the conversation. Bring your own coffee, learn interesting things about our community and hear from the speakers.

Ballston’s Bark Madness. 5-7 p.m. At Ballston Exchange, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Bark Madness is back with more adorable and adoptable puppies from Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. Enjoy some much-needed puppy playtime, a delicious dinner from We the Pizza, and happy hour beverages. Cost is $20. All proceeds benefit BallstonGives and Homeward Trails.

Thursday/March 19

Speaker Matthew Barker. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. At Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Road, Arlington. Previously with the U.S. Architect of the Capitol, Barker currently has responsibility for the protection and expansion of over 35,000 trees in the city of Alexandria. An arborist, he will discuss the challenges of conserving our area’s urban canopy and the important role of citizens in assisting in that effort. The program is free; an optional lunch is $5. Visit www.rockspringgardenclub.com.

Saturday/March 21

Family Game Night. 7-9 p.m. At St. John’s Episcopal Church, 415 S. Lexington Street, Arlington. If you are looking for an enjoyable evening with family, friends or new acquaintances playing your favorite board, strategy or kids game, join in the fun at St. John’s family game night. Games will be available, but you are welcome to bring your favorites too. You are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item (can or box of food) to donate to AFAC, the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Visit stjohnsarlingtonva.org

The Four Seasons of Vivaldi. 7:30 p.m. At Gunston Arts Center, Theatre 1, 2700 South Lang Street, Arlington. The National Chamber Ensemble will honor the genius and artistry of Antonio Vivaldi with a highly creative performance of Vivaldi's The Remarkable Four Seasons. NBC Meteorologist Bob Ryan is the special guest host for the evening sharing the weather broadcast for "The Seasons." Art critic, curator and Italian Culture expert Renato Miracco will present an introduction to Vivaldi's masterpiece. General admission tickets are $36 for adults and $18 for students, plus applicable service charges. Tickets are available online at www.nationalchamberensemble.org and at the box office one hour prior to the performance. Group discounts for 10 or more are available by calling 703-685-7590.

Tuesday/March 24

Financial and Estate Planning for Retirement and Beyond. 7-8 p.m. At St. John’s Episcopal Church, 415 S. Lexington Street, Arlington. Are you planning for retirement or already retired and interested in some financial insights? St John’s is hosting a presentation and discussion with Alison Mathey Lambeth and Chuck Rush of McAdam Financial on how to think, plan, and act in regard to your estate and financial planning. Visit stjohnsarlingtonva.org.

Wednesday/March 25

Coffee and Conversation. 10-11 a.m. At Westover Market & Beer Garden, 5863 Washington Blvd., Arlington. Rebecca Nunn, Ms. Virginia Senior America (2016) and Ms. Super Senior Virginia (2019) will describe the dynamic world of senior pageants. Everyone is invited to join the conversation. Bring your own coffee, learn interesting things about our community and hear from the speakers.

Made Simple Book Tour. 7 p.m. At Barnes & Noble, 2800 Clarendon Boulevard #Suite 500, Arlington. Book signing, talk, meet Cristina Curp (The Castaway Kitchen) and Dana Monsees (Real Food with Dana). Grab a The Castaway Kitchen Swag Bag.

Thursday/March 26

AFAC Presents Shining a Light on Hunger. 6:30-9:30 p.m. At Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Come celebrate with the Arlington Food Assistance Center on March 26 as they Shine a Light on Hunger and honor those in our community who contribute to AFAC's success. Contact Jolie Smith at Jolie.Smith@afac.org.

Fridays, March 27 - May 2, 2020

Jane Franklin Dance: Composition. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. At 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. Composition is a movement lab. Participants experiment with non-narrative elements, expressive movement and gesture to develop choreography. Cost is $150. Email: janefranklindance@gmail.com. Visit the website: https://www.janefranklin.com/comp

March 29-31

Parish Lenten Mission. 4-5:30 p.m. At St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 5300 N. 10th Street, Arlington. St. Ann Catholic Church invites the community to come and experience the music and word of Sarah Hart as you prepare your soul this Lenten season.

March 29, 4– 5:30 p.m. – Parish concert with Sarah Hart and St. Ann's own Parish music groups.

March 30, 7– 8:30 p.m. – The music continues as Sarah Hart offers a deep look into the meaning of Jesus' "Sermon On The Mount" and his gift to us of the Beatitudes.

March 31, 7– 8:30 p.m. – The final evening of the 3 Day Mission wraps up the series with music to carry you through the remainder of your Lenten journey. Visit the website: www.stannchurch.org

Sunday/March 29

A Growing Jewish Families Passover. 10-11:30 a.m. At Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department, 3900 Lee Highway, Arlington. Enjoy an afternoon of hands-on Passover experiences, connect with other families and have tons of Passover fun. Highlights include:

  • Charoset Bar – you choose what goes into your charoset (a delicious part of the Seder);

  • Create your own Seder plate and Elijah cup;

  • Decorate an afikomen bag (a place to hide a special piece of matzah);

  • Experience the story of Passover and more!

Fee: $8 adult/ $6 child/ 12 months and under are free. Tickets are required for everyone over the age of 12 months. To register visit: https://gjfpassover.bpt.me

More Ongoing

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 csingiser@cfwdc.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.