Alexandria and Arlington community events, Jan. 17-24, 2013

January 16, 2013
Thursday, Jan. 17

“Joys of the Season” exhibit, featured works answer the question: “What do you enjoy about the winter season?” Daily, through Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Site 2 & 3 Galleries, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565. For gallery hours, visit www.torpedofactory.org.

“Shades of White” art show, compositions by the Del Ray Artisans. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through Jan. 27, Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827. For gallery hours, visit www.thedelrayartisans.org.

English as a Second Language classes, drop-in sessions for all levels, 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays and 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, through Jan. 31; for intermediate levels: 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays, through Jan. 29. Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702, Ext. 3.

Classic film, a screening of “A Farewell to Arms” (1932), starring Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes, based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway. 5-7 p.m., Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1704.

Civil War Ball dance classes, learn the waltz, polka and Virginia Reel in preparation for the Jan. 26 event. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Another session on Jan. 24. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. Each class, $12; reservations required. 703-746-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.

“The Show-Off,” an American Century Theatre production about an ambitious and audacious faker. 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Feb. 2. Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $35-$40. 703-998-4555 or www.americancentury.org.

Friday, Jan. 18

Seniors foreign-language conversation groups, German, 10 a.m. Fridays; Spanish, 1 p.m. Tuesdays; and French, 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free with annual 55+ Pass. 703-228-6300.

Seniors scrabble games, for age 55 and older. 10:15 a.m.-noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free with annual 55+ Pass. 703-228-0955.

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr., events for seniors: 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. 703-228-6300; 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr.,Arlington. 703-228-4403. Free with annual 55+ Pass.

“Interwoven: Art.Craft.Design,” video, murals, fiber work, photography, books, mixed media sculpture and paintings by local artists. Opens, 1-7 p.m. Friday, reception, 6-9 p.m. Saturday; show, 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.

Historic beer dinner with Yards Brewery, a four-course dinner with period-inspired food and beer. 7-9:30 p.m., Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $85, reservations required. 703-746-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.

Theatre By Kids: “Honk! Jr.,” by Anthony Drewe, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling.” 7:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. $10-$12. 703-548-1154 or www.encorestage.org.

Saturday, Jan. 19

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/farmersmarket.

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/farmersmarket.

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.

“Souper Saturday” fundraiser, sale of handcrafted bowls by Torpedo Factory potters, to benefit United Community Ministries. 10 a.m.-noon, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Bowls are $20 each and come with a serving of soup. 703-838-4565.

Library computer training, a tech tutor teaches how to use a computer, surf the Internet, create an e-mail account and documents in MS Word. 10-10:45 a.m. or 11-11:45 a.m. Saturdays, Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free, registration required. 703-746-1704, Ext. 3.

Children’s Theater Festival, features theater, dance and children’s activities. Sponsored by Teatro de la Luna. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere, LL Level, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. $15; children, $10; age 4 and younger, free. For a full schedule, call 703-548-3092 or www.teatrodelaluna.org.

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.

Sunday, Jan. 20

“Axis: Bold as Love, the Luthier’s Art,” featuring photographs by Clifford Wheeler. Daily, through Feb. 10, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Multiple Exposures Gallery, Studio 31, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-2205. For gallery hours, visit www.torpedo factory.org.

“Between the Lines” exhibit, an all-media exhibition by nine artists featuring contemporary drawings. Daily, through Jan. 27, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4. For gallery hours, visit www.torpedofactory.org.

“Illuminations: Clay Creations Reflect Bright Ideas,” works by the Kiln Club. Daily, through Feb. 3, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-6288. For gallery hours, visit www.torpedofactory.org.

“QR Codes” exhibit, a juried show by members of the gallery patterning dark and light square-within-a-square of QR codes. Daily, through Feb. 10, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935. For gallery hours, visit www.torpedofactory.org.

All-media art show, works by members of the Art League Gallery. Daily, through Feb. 4, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780. For gallery hours, visit www.torpedofactory.org or gallery@theartleague.org .

“Solo Preview 2012” art exhibit, paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture. Daily, through next Thursday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780. For gallery hours, visit www.torpedofactory.org or gallery@theartleague.org.

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

Figure-drawing workshop, gestures. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $8 members, $10 non-members. 703-836-1468 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.

“People” art exhibit, works by Frances Seeger. Noon-4 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 24, the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

Little Friends For Peace Workshop, for young people in third grade to high school. Projects include talks, games, art, drama, hands-on activities and field trips. 12:45-2:45 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Each session, $20 (lunch, $5). 240-838-4549, www.lffp.org or mjpeace@gmail.com.

Birds in Winter, for teens and adults; a bird walk and talk led by a nature center staff member. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $5. 703-228-6535 or www.arlingtonva.us.

Girls tea with Dolley Madison, hosted by a reenactor with a discussion about the first lady’s life. Features a sample tea and period food. Dolls are welcome. 3-4:30 p.m., Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $35, reservations required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 703-746-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.

Flying squirrels program, learn about the animals and watch them glide. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $5, registration required. 703-228-6535 or www.arlingtonva.us.

Peter Mayer concert, the folk artist performs with the Copper Ponies. 7 p.m., Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $15-$18. 703-501-6061 or www.focusmusic.org.

Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. features a volunteer fair, live music, dance and spoken-word performances. 7-9 p.m., Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford St. Arlington. 703-228-3329.

Monday, Jan. 21

Arlington bell ringing, celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by ringing a vintage Pennsylvania church bell, sponsored by the Bluemont Civic Association. Noon, Constitution Bicentennial Gardens, North George Mason Drive and Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Free. 703-525-3786.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

“African Encounters: Coast to Coast” exhibit, watercolors and collagraph prints by Kathleen Stafford. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-4356.

Birding trip to Maryland, travel by van to Black Hills Regional Park. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Lubber Run Recreation Center, 300 N. Park Dr., Arlington. $30, registration required. 703-228-3535 or www.arlingtonva.us .

Seniors table tennis games, for age 55 and older, all levels. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free with annual 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0955.

Seniors volleyball games, for age 55 and older. 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free with annual 55+ Pass. 703-228-6300.

18th-century fencing class, for age 11 and older, taught by swordmaster Peter M. Ryan. Equipment available for rent. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $15. 703-746-4242, www.gadsbystavern.org or gadsbys.tavern@alexandriava.gov.

National Chamber Players concert, featuring Nurit Bar-Josef and Rohan De Silva, a performances of works by Brahms and Devienne. 7:30 p.m., Episcopal High School Ainslie Arts Center, 3900 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-933-4135 or www.episcopalhighschool.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Seniors chess or canasta games, for age 55 and older. 10 a.m.-noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free with annual 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0955.

Seniors duplicate bridge, for age 55 and older, includes instruction by Anne Gress. Play with different partners. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St.; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. $5. 703-243-7714.

Seniors advanced line dancing, for age 55 and older. Noon, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free with annual 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0555.

Hospice information, learn about hospice services in Arlington. 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-6300.

Seniors duplicate bridge class, beginners level, for age 55 and older. 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free with annual 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-5722.

Clarendon farmers market, crafts, organic food, vegetables, local specialties and fruit. 2-7 p.m., Clarendon Metro Park, Danville and 14th streets, Arlington. 703-812-8881 or www.clarendon.org.

Figure-drawing workshop, short and long pose. 2-5 p.m., Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $8 members, $10 non-members. 703-836-1468 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.

Nature program, for grades kindergarten through five, a Buddie Ford Nature Center naturalist brings live animals and hosts a discussion. 3:30-4:15 p.m., James M. Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. 703-746-1705.

“Yarn Bomb” art project, for all ages and experience levels; knitters and crocheters stitch a community project. 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, through Feb. 27, Artisphere, Town Hall, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.

Library instruction, learn how to search the library’s database. 7-8 p.m., James M. Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1705.

Women’s basketball program, for age 55 and older. 7-9 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. For information, call 703-228-4771 or hmwhite@arlingtonva.us.

Thursday, Jan. 24

Citrus sale, also offering pecans and Vermont maple syrup. Sponsored by Northwest Arlington Lions Club. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 24, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 25, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 26, Overlee Pool lower parking lot, 6030 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-528-1130.

“Fire Safety” story time, for ages 3 to 5, led by a representative from the Alexandria Fire Department. 10:30-11 a.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702.

“Success as an Artist” seminar, a discussion by Catriona Fraser of the Fraser Gallery. 6-9 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 31, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. $85, registration required. 703-683-1780, www.thefrasergallery.com or gallery@theartleague.org.

Book talk, “More Than Bipolar,” Author Lizabeth D. Schuch discusses her book about her personal struggles with the psychological disorder. 7-8:30 p.m., Arlington Central Library, Auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-5990.

Vegetable gardening workshop, how to start a vegetable garden indoors from seeds, led by the group Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. 7-8:30 p.m., Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-6414 or mgarlalex@gmail.com.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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