Alexandria and Arlington community events, Aug. 29 to Sept. 5, 2013

August 29, 2013
Thursday, Aug. 29

“Creatures in Clay,” Washington Ceramic Guild potters exhibit their animal creations in the form of dishes, sculpture, piggy banks, birdhouses, vases and tiles. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Monday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-6288 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Radio Sebastian: You, Me, and the Void,” features an installation, mixed-media collages and interactive video pieces by Corwin Levi and Yumiko Blackwell. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Torpedo Factory’s Visiting Artist Program, featuring nine artists selected by juror Maria Karametou. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 5 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“’Scapes” and “Shapes” exhibits, landscapes and sculptural work by gallery artists. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Monday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.theartleague.org.

English as a Second Language, drop-in sessions for all levels: 10 a.m.-noon Thursday and 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday; for intermediate levels: 3-5 p.m. Tuesday. Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702, Ext. 3.

Rosslyn farmers market, produce, jellies, herbs, pastries, bread and more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; concert by Steve Wolf and Swing Speak, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 1401 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.

“Anything Goes,” 10th annual board showcase, features artwork by Michele Reday Cook, Susan Amber Gordon, Lesley Hall and others. Noon-6 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.

“Dog Days Dog Show,” contemporary and vintage photographs by Kathleen Ewing. Noon-4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

Ballston farmers market, produce, bread, pastries, meat flowers, weekly chef demonstrations and live music. 3-7 p.m., Welburn Square, Wilson Boulevard and Taylor Street, Arlington. 202-362-8889, Ext. 3.

Thursday movie,Moonrise Kingdom.” Call for program information. 6:30-8:15 p.m., Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1704 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

Arlington Central Library plant clinic, Virginia Cooperative Extension master gardeners answer questions. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-6414.

Alexandria Restaurant Week, more than 50 restaurants in Old Town, Del Ray and the West End are offering $35 dinner for two or a $35 pre-fixe three-course meal. Through Sunday. To reserve tables, visit the Web site. 703-746-3301 or www.opentable.com.

Friday, Aug. 30

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, for age 50 and older. Online registration deadline is Friday to participate in more than 50 Olympic events and activities to be held Sept. 7-19. For information, visit the Web site. $12. 703-228-4721, www.nvso.us or nvso1982@gmail.com.

Seniors Scrabble, coaching available. 10:15 a.m.-noon, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. 703-228-0555.

Summer Concert Series, features Airmen of Note, the U.S. Air Force Concert Band. 8 p.m., Air Force Memorial, 1 Air Force Memorial Dr., Arlington. Free. 202-767-5658 or www.usafband.af.mil.

Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival, the scheduled film is “Grease.” Dusk, Gateway Park, Lee Highway and North Lynn Street, Arlington. Free. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.

Saturday, Aug. 31

Alexandria farmers market, features a plant clinic by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, 7-9 a.m., 703-228-6414; market features produce, baked goods, framed art, jewelry and crafts, sponsored by the city. 7 a.m.-noon, Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. 703-746-3200 or www.alexandriava.gov.

Arlington farmers market, Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions, 8-11 a.m.. 703-228-6414; produce, cheese, pasta, buffalo meat, flowers and more. 8 a.m.-noon, North Courthouse Road and North 14th Street. 703-228-3327 or www.arlingtonfarmersmarket.com.

Del Ray farmers market, features a plant clinic by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, 8:30-11 a.m., 703-228-6414; produce, cheese, flowers, meat, eggs, honey, nuts and baked goods. 8 a.m.-noon, Mount Vernon and East Oxford avenues, Alexandria. 703-683-2570 or www.alexandriava.gov.

Urban Village Market at Courthouse, furniture, art, china, silver, jewelry, books, photographs, vintage clothing, linen, lamps, chandeliers, antique tools and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., north area of courthouse parking lot, North 15th and North Uhle streets, Arlington. 703-812-8881.

Thai language and culture program, for age 55 and older. 9:15 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-6300.

Ball-Sellers House, tour of home built about 1750. 1-4 p.m., Ball-Sellers House, 5620 S. Third St., Arlington. Free. 703-941-4086.

High Flying Hawks campfire, features s’mores, stories and songs. 7-8 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $5, registration required (program No. 642853-L). 703-228-3403 or www.registration.arlingtonva.us.

Sunday, Sept. 1

Four Mile Run farmers & artisan market, produce, beef, desserts, herbs, cheese and crafts. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 4109 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 804-464-7661 or 4MRMarket@arlandria.org.

Westover farmers market, fruit, produce, meat, dairy, cut flowers, Turkish specialties and more. 8 a.m.-noon, Washington Boulevard and North McKinley Road, Arlington. 703-405-8232 or www.westoverfarmersmarket.org.

Columbia Pike farmers market, produce, chocolate, tea, coffee, cheese and bison meat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., South Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike (Pike Park), Arlington. 703-892-2776 or www.columbiapike.org.

“Fairy Tales and Favorite Childhood Stories,” works by gallery artists themed on morals and fables that shape our childhood. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday), through Sept. 8, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Chamber music concert, by Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic featuring violinist Benjamin Scott performing works by Beethoven, Ravel, Copland and Grieg. 3 p.m., The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Donations accepted. 703-799-8229 or www.wmpamusic.org.

Choral Evensong, an evening prayer service with choral music. 4:40 p.m., Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-549-1450 or www.historicchristchurch.org.

Monday, Sept. 2

“Hallowed Ground” photographs, of the Gettysburg Battlefield 150 years after, by Ron Cogswell. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday and Thursday, 1-9 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, through Sept. 30, Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 Military Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6330.

“Occupied City: Civil War Alexandria,” an exhibit about life in a town occupied by the military, with biographical sketches of locals caught in the conflict, historical photos, artifacts and maps of wartime Alexandria. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St. $2. 703-746-4994.

Seniors Jewelry Club, a workshop for for age 55 and older. Bring materials. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5556 or www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

Netherlands Carillon Concert, features carillonneur Edward Nassor. 6-8 p.m., Netherlands Carillon, Meade Street and Marshall Drive, Arlington. Free. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 3

“Mark of the Maker,” works from Native American to Japanese raku by Ceramic Guild artists. Opens 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursday), through Sept. 29, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-6288 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Seniors Dun Lo Arts, for age 55 and older; learn to paint in a group setting. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. 703-751-7924 or www.alexandriava.gov.

Seniors foreign-language conversation groups, German, 10 a.m. Friday; Russian, 10 a.m. and Spanish, 1 p.m. Tuesday; and French, 1 p.m. Wednesday. Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. For information, call 703-228-6300.

Lee Book Club, for age 55 and older. Discuss David McCullough’s “The Greater Journey.” 11:15 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0555.

Langston-Brown Encore Chorale rehearsals, for two fall performances. No auditions. 2 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. 15 sessions, $150. 301-261-5747 or info@encorecreativity.org.

Crystal City farmers market, produce, cheese, flowers, plants, eggs, coffee, tea and baked goods. 3-7 p.m., 251 18th Street, Arlington. 703-412-9430 or www.crystalcity.org.

Author talk, co-author Mary Radnofsky discusses her book “Escape From Romania to 9/11: Rebuilding the American Dream.” 7-8:30 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

Wednesday, SEPT. 4

“Green Acres” exhibit, features farming fields, greenhouses and abandoned lots by Kim Abeles, Agnes Denes and others. 1-7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through Oct. 13, Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-248-6800 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

“Don’t Get Fooled at the Supermarket,” for age 55 and older; a discussion by Katie Strong of Virginia Cooperative Extension. 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-5722.

Clarendon farmers market, crafts, organic food, vegetables, local specialties and fruit. 3-7 p.m., Clarendon Metro Park, Danville and 14th streets, Arlington. 703-812-8881 or www.clarendon.org.

Hitchcock film series, call for program information. Discussion follows at St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub. 6:30-9 p.m., James M. Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1705 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

Wednesdays in the Garden, vegetable gardening talk by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners. 7-8 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6414 or www.library.arlingtonva.us.

Thursday, Sept. 5

“Raise the Roof” Fundraiser, ongoing registration through Sept. 27 for Sept. 28 fundraiser to benefit Rebuilding Together Alexandria. Features dinner, cocktails, entertainment, auctions and honorees. 7 p.m., U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 600 Dulany St., Alexandria. $125. 703-836-1021 or www.npo.justgive.org.

“Kreshnik ‘Nick’ Xhiku” exhibit, sculptures influenced by images from nature. Opens, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; show continues, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday (until 9 p.m. Thursday), noon-6 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 6. Reception, 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 12, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.theartleague.org.

“Deep, Full, and Not Quite Real Artists,” an exhibit of painting, drawing, photography and computer-generated digital art. Opens, noon-4 p.m. Thursday; show continues, noon-4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, through Oct. 20. Reception, 4-6 p.m. Sept. 8, the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

Arlington Poets Group, share tips and techniques. 3 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-6300.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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