“Fabricated: An Exhibition of Wearable Art,” an all-media exhibit featuring handmade clothing and jewelry. 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.
“Inside/Outside” exhibit, featuring still-life painting, landscapes, abstract paintings, ceramics and glass. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Northern Virginia ART Center, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. Free. 571-483-0652 or www.novaartcenter.org.
“Wine and Dine” ceramics, by the Ceramic Guild artists. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-6288 or www.torpedofactory.org.
Art League Gallery’s Student/Faculty Show, featuring paintings, stained glass ceramics, sculpture and more. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780.
“The Young Spectaculars and the Front Yard Adventure,” for ages 2-5; a performance by Arts on the Horizon, about a brother and sister with superpowered imaginations. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays; 10 and 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, through March 9, Downtown Baptist Church, 212 S. Washington St., Alexandria. $8. 703-967-0437 or www.artsonthehorizon.org.
“Process: Photography” exhibit, featuring John Brown, Robert Creamer, Jim Darling and others. Noon-4 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, through April 7. Reception, 4-6 p.m. Sunday, the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.
Faith, Food and Fellowship, featuring a noon service with music by J. Reilly Lewis of the Washington Bach Consort; followed by lunch ($5), 12:30 p.m.; and a documentary about Blair House, 1-1:40 p.m. Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. 703-527-8574 or www.morefaith.org.
Seniors Sudoku puzzles, 1-2:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free with annual 55+ Pass. 703-228-0555.
After-work Jazz + Mixer, featuring vocalist Mary Alouette. 5:30-8 p.m., Artisphere, Town Hall, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.
Strengthening Families Program, for families with children ages 10-14; sponsored by Virginia Foundation For Healthy Youth. Child care available. 5:45-8 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-1108 or www.strengtheningfamiliesarlington.com.
“Blockbuster” Thursdays, a movie screening; call for program information. 6:30-8:45 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, large meeting room, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.
“Changing the World Stitch by Stitch” program, author Betsy Greer teaches how stitching can create a change in oneself, the community and the world. 7-9 p.m., Arlington Temple United Methodist Church, 1835 N. Nash St., Arlington. Free. 703-522-6628.
“The Tempest,” part of the “Silent Shakespeare” series, with larger-than-life visuals and acrobatics performed by Synetic Theater. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and Wednesdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through March 24, Synetic Theater at Crystal City, 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington. $15-$55. 800-494-8497 or www.synetictheater.org.
“Ladies Swing the Blues,” four legendary divas share backstage stories of New York’s jazz scene of the 1940s and ’50s. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 3 and 7 p.m. Sundays, through March 17, MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $25-$55. www.metrostage.org or 800-494-8497.
“Sex, Shame and Tears,” a comedy staged by Teatro de la Luna. 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, through March 9, Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $25-$35. 703-548-3092 or www.teatrodelaluna.org.
Friday, March 1
Learn to Swim aquatics classes, for ages 6 months to 5; ongoing registration. For a complete schedule, visit the Web site. 703-746-5435 or www.alexandriava.gov.
Seniors scrabble games, 10:15 a.m.-noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free with annual 55+ Pass. 703-228-0955.
“Power Art” exhibit, depicts different types of power, including emotional, physical, natural or spiritual — or it may represent the power of craftsmanship, fabric and recycled materials. Includes 50 art quilts from the nationally touring “Power Suits” collection. Opening reception, 7-10 p.m. Friday; show, noon-6 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, noon-9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays, through March 31. Gallery talk, 3 p.m. March 9, Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.
Alexandria City Community Theatre: “Apollo Live,” children ages 6 to 12 sing and dance through the ’60s (Motown), ’70s and ’80s (pop music) in a Power On programs salute to Black History Month. 6:30-8 p.m., Richard Kauffman Auditorium (Lee Recreation Center), 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. $3. 703-746-5411 or email@example.com.
“Big Bad,” for ages 4 and older; a performance by Encore Stage about the coverage of the trial of the Big Bad Wolf. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. $10-$12. 703-548-1154 or www.encorestageva.org.
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” a pop-opera performance by the Chalice and Keegan Theatres. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. $15-$20. 703-892-0202, Ext. 6 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Musical: “The Wiz,” a Stage One Players production of the 1974 retelling of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. March 8 and 9. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School, 1000 St. Stephen’s Rd., Alexandria. 703-212-2950 or www.sssas.org/arts.
Community Concert Series, performance by guitarist Charles Mokotoff and pianist Barbara Peterson Cackler. 7:30 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, 4201 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-527-8844 or www.cumcballston.org.
“The Drawer Boy,” a performance by Port City Playhouse about two aging farmers and their family secret uncovered by an actor researching life on a farm. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and Tuesdays, through March 9. Matinees, 2 p.m. Saturday and March 9, The Lab at Convergence, 1819 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. $16-$18. 703-838-2880 or www.portcityplayhouse.org.
Saturday, March 2
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.alexandriava.gov.
Del Ray farmers market, 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.
Arlington farmers market, produce, cheese, pasta, buffalo meat, flowers and more. 9 a.m.-noon, North Courthouse Road (south area of courthouse parking lot). 703-228-3327 or www.arlingtonfarmersmarket.com.
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.
Abstract paintings exhibit, by students from the Art League School. Opens, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, through March 31, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Site 2 & 3 Galleries, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565 or www.torpedofactory.org.
32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, led by Grand Marshal Bryan “Bugsy” Watson of Bugsy’s Pizza Restaurant and Sports Bar, featuring groups celebrating Irish heritage, military services marchers, Irish dancing schools, bagpipe bands and more. 12:30 p.m., along King street from Alfred to Lee streets. Sponsored by the Ballyshaners. 703-624-3752 or www.ballyshaners.org.
25 Years of Music and the Maestro, the Symphony Orchestra League of Alexandria honors music director Kim Allen Kluge. Reception and silent auction, 6 p.m.; dinner, dancing and live auction, 7:30 p.m., Westin Alexandria Hotel, 400 Courthouse Sq., Alexandria. $200. 703-548-7454 or www.alexsym.org/support/sola.
Roller skate night, family skate, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; teenagers, 9-11 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. $2; skate rental, $3. 703-228-7783 or www.arlingtonva.us.
“Remembering the Palladium” after-party, features DJ Bruno and big-band style music by Ted David and the La Leyenda Orchestra. 7 p.m., Artisphere, Ballroom, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $20; $15, in advance. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.
Sunday, March 3
Westover farmers market, fruit, produce, meat, dairy, cut flowers, Turkish specialties and more. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Washington Boulevard and North McKinley Road, Arlington. 703-405-8232, www.westoverfarmersmarket.org or email@example.com.
“Hearth and Home” exhibit, jewelry, clothing, decorations, sculptures and more by member artists. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays), through March 17, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-548-0935 or www.torpedofactory.org.
Columbia Pike farmers market, produce, chocolate, tea, coffee, cheese and bison meat. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., South Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike (Pike Park), Arlington. 703-892-2776 or www.columbiapike.org.
New Member photography show, by Soomin Ham, Tim Hyde and Fred Zafran. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through March 24, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Multiple Exposures Gallery, Studio 31, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-2205 or www.torpedofactory.org.
Black History Month Film Festival, call for program information. 2-4:30 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.
American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras, performance by the American Youth String Ensemble and American Youth Concert Orchestra featuring works by Phillippe, Newbold, Beethoven and others. 3 p.m., Kenmore Performing Arts Center, 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $10-$15. 703-642-8051 or www.aypo.org.
Choral Evensong, a service with evening prayer and choral music. 5-6 p.m. first Sunday, Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-549-1450 or www.historicchristchurch.org.
Monday, MARCH 4
Metropolitan Fine Arts dance classes, featuring ballet, hip-hop, jazz and a mind/body program. For a schedule of classes and tuition rates, visit the Web site. The Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. 703-339-0444 or www.metrofinearts.com.
“Real and Imagined” exhibit, features photo-realistic works by George Bowles and abstracts by Bud Hensgen. Opens, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through April 5, Northern Virginia ART Center, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. Free. 571-483-0652 or www.novaartcenter.org.
“Craft and Character: Wasteland” exhibit, pen and ink by Matthew D. Kiehl. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, through March 17, Northern Virginia Community College, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Free. 703-845-6200.
“Keen on Green” exhibit, works in green by gallery artists to honor St. Patrick’s Day. Opens, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), through March 31, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Enamelists Gallery, Studio 28, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-836-1561 or www.torpedofactory.org.
“Mud on the Walls” exhibit, by the Kiln Club artists. Opens 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), through March 30, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-6288 or www.torpedofactory.org.
“Occupied City: Civil War Alexandria,” 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. Mondays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays, The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St. $2. 703-746-4994.
“Paris by Day, Paris by Night,” photographs by Kevin Kasmai. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 1-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, through April 2, Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 Military Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6330.
Just Playin’ Country Musicians concert, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free with annual 55+ Pass. 703-228-0555.
Seniors yarn crafters, knit and crochet items. Bring washable yarn. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5722.
Tavern museum toddler program, for children 3 and younger accompanied by an adult; playtime with books, blocks and craft-making. 10:30 a.m.-noon Mondays, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. One adult and as many as two children, $7 per week; additional person, $3. 703-746-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.
Woman’s Club artist talk, by Stella Repper, with a sculpture demonstration. 1 p.m., Woman’s Club of Arlington, 700 S. Buchanan St., Arlington. Free. 703-553-5800.
Veterans dinner meeting, featuring William Connery, author of “Civil War Northern Virginia 1861.” Sponsored by R.E. Lee Camp #276, Son of Confederate Veterans. 6:30 p.m., American Legion Post 24, 400 Cameron St., Alexandria. $25. 703-217-7871 or www.leecamp.org.
Figure-drawing workshop, short pose. 7-9 p.m., Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $6-$8. 703-836-1468, www.thedelrayartisans.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, March 5
Lee Seniors book club, discusses Geraldine Brooks’s “Caleb’s Crossing.” 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free with annual 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0555.
Seniors Retirement Community talk, Meredith MacKay of Legal Services of Northern Virginia discusses “Continuing Care Retirement Community.” 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free with annual 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0555.
“Lincoln and Booth” lecture, Terry Alford of Northern Virginia Community College discusses “Lincoln and Booth: One Mad Act and Its Expiation.” Part of the monthly series discussions; food and drinks available for purchase. 6-8 p.m., Morrison House, 116 S. Alfred St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-8000 or www.torpedofactory.org.
U.S. Army Band Chamber Music Series, features “20th Century String Duo Treasures: Kodaly, Ravel and Shostakovich.” 7:30 p.m., Fort Myer, Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-696-3399 or www.usarmyband.com.
Wednesday, MARCH 6
All-media membership show, features styles, techniques and viewpoints in work by gallery members. Opens, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), noon-6 p.m. Sundays, through April 1, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.torpedofactory.org.
Seniors Internet workshop, learn tips on searching for specific information on the Web. 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free with annual 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-5722.
Figure-drawing workshop, gesture, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and short and long pose, 2-5 p.m., Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $8-$10. 703-836-1468 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.
Seniors financial independence workshop, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free with annual 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-6300.
“Interwoven: Art.Craft.Design,” video, murals, fiber work, photography, books, mixed media sculpture and paintings by local artists. 1-7 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through March 24, Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-248-6800 or www.arlingtonartscenter.org.
Thursday, March 7
Seniors mah-jongg, Chinese style, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free with annual 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-6300.
“State of Emergency” exhibit, an installation-based work with sculptural pieces by Sabyna Sterrett. Opens, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 7; show continues, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), noon-6 p.m. Sundays, through April 1 , Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.torpedofactory.org.
Seniors mah-jongg, American style, noon Thursdays, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St and 10 a.m. Fridays, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free with annual 55+ Pass. 703-228-0955 or 703-228-4403.
After-work Jazz + Mixer, features the Brent Birckhead Quartet. 5:30-8 p.m., Artisphere, Town Hall, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.
Arlington Fencers Club, for age 7 and older; beginners class. Equipment provided. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department, 3900 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Eight sessions, $140; registration requested. 703-528-5618 or email@example.com.
— Compiled by Ria Manglapus
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