Alexandria and Arlington community events, Aug. 9-16, 2012

August 8, 2012
Thursday, Aug. 9

Rosslyn farmers market, sale of jelly, herbs, vegetables, fruit, pastries, bread and more, sponsored by Rosslyn Business Improvement District, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; concert by the Washington Balalaika Society, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Rosslyn farmers market, North Oak Street and Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.

“Boarderlines” exhibit, featuring photography, sculpture, watercolors and other works by Kathryn A. Brown, Drew Cariaso, Michele Reday Cook and others. Noon-6 p.m. Thursdays, noon-9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 2, Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.

Seniors wills and trusts seminar, discussed by Meredith MacKay of Legal Services of Northern Virginia. 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. First visit free; annual 55+ Pass required thereafter. Registration required. 703-228-0955.

Ballston farmers market, produce, bread, pastries, tea, coffee and more. 3-7 p.m., Welburn Square, Wilson Boulevard and Taylor Street, Arlington. 703-528-3527.

Arlington County Fair, exhibitions, carnival rides, food, entertainment, piglet races and more. 5-11 p.m. Thursday, 2-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. Free. 703-358-5920, http://arlingtoncountyfair.us or arlingtoncofair@gmail.com.

“Sublime Rupture” paintings, by Benjamin Duke. Reception, 6-8 p.m. Thursday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), through Sept. 2, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4, or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Untitled Me” portraits exhibit, by artists from St. John’s Community Services’ ART Options Program, which provides opportunities for people with disabilities to learn about and create art. Reception, 6-8 p.m. Thursday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), through Aug. 26, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Sites 2 and 3 Galleries, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Second Thursday Art Night, visit studios and meet artists. 6-9 p.m., Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Landscape and sculpture exhibits,“ ’Scapes: The Annual Landscape,” all-media works illustrating elements of the world, and “The Shape of Things” (sculpture and other creations by Art League artists). Reception, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), noon-6 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 3, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Singer-songwriter Dulcie Taylor, concert. 7 p.m., the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. $10. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” dusk screening of the film. Bring a picnic and a blanket, Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5990 or library.arlingtonva.us/eventscalendar/film-screenings .

Friday, Aug. 10

“Marathon ’33,” a 1930s dance marathon is depicted in June Havoc’s play, performed by American Century Theater. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 25, Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $17-$35; age 18 and younger, free. 703-998-4555 or www.americancentury.org.

Senior Comedy Club, for age 55 and older, featuring audio excerpts of classic radio and TV programs. 10:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Community Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. First visit free; annual 55+ Pass required thereafter. Registration required. 703-228-5722.

“Insect Orchestra” campfire event, listen to insects and learn about insect sounds. Includes s’mores. 7-8:15 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $5, registration required (program No. 642952-E). 703-228-6535 or registration.arlingtonva.us.

Chico Trujillo concert, the Chilean band plays salsa, jazz and more. 8 p.m., Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $18; in advance, $15. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.

U.S. Air Force Strings, concert. 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, dusk screening of “Man of the Year,” about the comedic host of a political talk show who runs for U.S. president, sponsored by Rosslyn Business Improvement District. Bring blankets and low chairs. Gateway Park, Lee Highway and North Lynn Street, Arlington. Free. 703-522-6288 or www.rosslynva.org.

Saturday, Aug. 11

Alexandria farmers market, 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.alexandria.gov.

Alexandria farmers market plant clinic, gardening and landscape questions answered by Virginia Cooperative Extension master gardeners. 7-9 a.m. Saturdays, Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. Free. 703-228-6414.

“Earth 2100 Conference: What’s the Plan?,” discussion of actions that can be taken to improve Earth’s sustainable future, sponsored by Our Task. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-525-1162 or www.ourtask.org.

Ballston arts and crafts market, handmade goods for sale and music by J-Guden. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Welburn Square, Wilson Boulevard and Taylor Street, Arlington. Free. 202-536-9714 or www.ballstonarts-craftsmarket.blogspot.com/.

Alexandria Irish Festival, music, crafts, entertainment and more. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Waterfront Park, Strand and Prince streets, marina behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria. Free. 703-237-2199 or www.ballyshaners.org.

“Pentagon 9/11” exhibit, featuring artifacts from the Defense Department, including the Pentagon’s heliport sign. 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Arlington Historical Museum, 1805 S. Arlington Ridge Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-892-4204 or www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org.

Singles dinner and movie, a fixed-price dinner followed by a choice of movie at the AMC Courthouse Plaza 8. Sponsored by New Beginnings. 5 p.m., Ireland’s Four Courts, 2051 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $30; includes dinner, soda, tip and movie ticket. 301-924-4101 or www.newbeginningsusa.org.

Jane Austen Ball, featuring English country dances and live music; period costume or “after-five” attire required. 8-11 p.m.; to prepare for the ball, optional 18th-century English country dance class, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. Ball, $45 (preregistration required); dance class, $12 (preregistration required). 703-746-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.

Sunday, Aug. 12

Four Mile Run farmers and artisans market, produce, beef from grass-fed cows, locally raised pork, coffee, baked goods and artisan-made products. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Four Mile Run Community Center, 4109 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 804-464-7861 or www.4mrmarket.org.

“Ode to Animals” ceramics, featuring statuettes, show crocks, water dishes and more, by the Kiln Club. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), through Aug. 26, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, Studio 19, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-6288 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Pike Hike” walkabout, for adults and children, guided walking tour through the neighborhood of Columbia Pike Town Center West to see architectural features, community service facilities, parkland and other sites. 10-11 a.m., Arlington Career Center, 816 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-247-6991 or www.walkarlington.com.

“Remembering Mary Morrison” exhibit, featuring prints by Morrison. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Aug. 31, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Printmakers, Studio 325, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1342 or www.torpedofactory.org.

PFLAG support group, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, meeting led by a facilitator. 3-4:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Free. 202-638-3852 or arl.pflag@gmail.com.

“Likeness: Interpretations of Portraiture,” exhibit of various media and genres by Amy Braden, Jim Darling, Adam Fischman and others. Reception, 4-6 p.m. Sunday; show, noon-4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, through Sept. 23, the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

Monday, Aug. 13

Seniors cellphone basic instruction, for age 55 and older. Bring a cellphone and manual. 10 a.m.-noon, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. First visit free; annual 55+ Pass required thereafter. Appointments requested. 703-228-6300.

Seniors digital camera workshop, for age 55 and older. 11 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. First visit free; annual 55+ Pass required thereafter. Appointments requested. 703-228-5722 or 703-228-0555.

Tuesday, Aug. 14

“Bodies of Ink” drawings, by Tati Valle-Riestra, sponsored by the Embassy of Peru. Noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 26, Artspace 109, third level, 109 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. Free. 571-201-1979.

“Collage Cut Ups,” informal group to work on projects, led by a Del Ray Artisan member. 1-4 p.m., Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827, www.thedelrayartisans.org .

Crystal City farmers market, produce, cheese, flowers, plants, eggs, coffee, tea and baked goods. 3-7 p.m., Crystal City farmers market, between 18th and 20th streets, Arlington. 703-412-9430 or www.crystalcity.org.

“The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” performance by Signature Theatre. Opens, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; show continues, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, through Oct. 7, Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $47.05-$76.80; $22 on Aug. 14 and 28. 703-573-7328 or www.signature-theatre.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 15

Art painting demonstration, artists show their painting techniques, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The demonstration is in connection with Arlington Artists Alliance’s “Hot” exhibit, featuring paintings, drawings, sculpture and more, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through Aug. 25, Northern Virginia ART Center, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. Free. 571-483-0652.

“Reflections” enamels, by gallery artists. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), through Sept. 3, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Enamelists Gallery, Studio 28, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-836-1561 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Paper of All Kinds” exhibit, featuring handmade and commercial paper, papier-mache and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays), through Sept. 9, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Seniors digital camera workshop, for age 55 and older. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. First visit free; annual 55+ Pass required thereafter. Registration required. 703-228-0555.

Debbie Smith Irish folk concert, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., CentralSpace, Wilson Boulevard and North Moore Street, Arlington. Free. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.

Seniors gardening program, for age 55 and older, master gardener Carol Kilroy discusses preparing gardens for the fall. 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. First visit free; annual 55+ Pass required thereafter. Registration required. 703-228-5722.

Upper King Street farmers market, baked goods, produce, meat and dairy products, sponsored by the Upper King Street Neighborhood Association. 3-7 p.m., King Street Gardens Park, 1806 King St., Alexandria. 703-535-6766 or www.upperkingstreet.org.

Figure drawing workshop, long poses. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $8-$10. 703-836-1468 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.

Twilight Tattoo, featuring soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment and the U.S. Army Blues, U.S. Army Band Downrange, the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and the U.S. Army Drill Team. 7-8 p.m., Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington. Free. 202-685-2888.

Thursday, Aug. 16

Seniors career program, for age 55 and older. Howard Feldstein of Arlington County Employment Center discusses “How to Start a Career After Retirement.” 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. First visit free; annual 55+ Pass required thereafter. 703-228-0955.

Young professionals happy hour, socializing, with discounted prices for food and beverages. To raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. 6-9 p.m., American Tap Room, 3101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $10 (includes two raffle prize tickets). 703-359-4440.

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, for age 50 and older, ongoing registration to participate in events Sept. 15-26 featuring swimming, tennis, track, basketball, bocce, golf, cycling, horseshoes and more, at various locations. $12. Registration required by Sept. 1. 703-228-4721 or www.nvso.us.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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