Alexandria and Arlington community events, June 27 to July 4

Thursday, June 27

Clio’s Kids: A History Mini-Camp, for ages 5-7; ongoing registration for July 23-25 camp that eatures an introduction to American history and life in Alexandria through artifacts, storytelling, songs, crafts and games. The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St. $105. 703-746-4994 or www.alexandriava.gov.

Restaurants & Rhythms happy hour music series,Dave Chappel performs blues and rock at the Hyatt Arlington, 1325 Wilson Blvd. Weekly performances at three Rosslyn restaurants including Le Meridien Arlington (Wednesdays) and Key Bridge Marriott (Fridays).5-6:30 p.m. For a complete schedule through Aug. 30, visit the Web site. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.

“Yellowstone Abstracted,” a display of Bob Tetro’s photos of Yellowstone National Park. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Monday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Closing reception, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit ends July 1. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“(CON)text,” text-based and statement artwork are featured in this juried exhibit. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Monday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit ends July 1. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1780 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Tabletop,” exhibit of functional tabletop wares by national 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.torpedofactory.org.

“Coastal Colors,” paintings by Keith Wilkie. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Gallery Underground, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. Free. 571-483-0652 or www.novaartcenter.org.

“Food: Friend or Foe,” an all-media exhibition featuring work that examines food and our bodies or food production and distribution. 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.

“Sweet Celebrations,” features pottery by Ceramic Guild members. 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.

“Life on the Lake,” photographs from Kashmir by Robbie Hammer. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 Military Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6330.

Senior knitting club, all skill levels meet, socialize and knit. Bring materials and supplies. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5556 or www.alexandriava.gov.

Patrick Sargent’s woodcut exhibit, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Printmakers, Studio 325, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1342 or www.torpedofactory.org.

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

“Hair Apparent,” multimedia exhibit featuring sculpture, photography, assemblage and performance by members of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Society. Noon-4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, through July 14 (closed July 4). The Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

“Music in Art,” gallery artists’ work that is influenced by a particular song or musical composition. Noon-6 p.m. Thursday, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.

Seniors geocaching, a high-tech treasure hunt demonstrated by members of the Northern Virginia Geocaching Organization. 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0955.

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.

“Blockbuster” Thursdays, 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.

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.

Fostering the Future Cruise, aboard the Cherry Blossom paddle wheel boat with a buffet, drinks and music by Tower House Band to benefit the Fund for Alexandria’s Child. Dockside reception, 7 p.m.; cruise, 8-10:30 p.m., City Marina, Cameron and Union streets, Alexandria. $85, reservations requested. 703-746-5663 or thefundforalexchild@alexandriava.gov.

Gardening program, Kirsten Buhls of Virginia Cooperative Extension and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia discusses “Drought Management Tactics for the Urban Gardener.” 7-8:30 p.m., Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-6414 or mgarlalex@gmail.com.

Show & Tell: Best Field Guides, for teens and adults; learn about field guides to the natural world. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. Free, registration required (program No. 642843-B). 703-228-3403.

“Biography,” an S.N. Behrman’s comedy about the ramifications of one woman’s memoir performed by American Century Theater. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $32-$40. 703-998-4555 or www.americancentury.org.

Friday, June 28

Consumer Art Show, features works by clients of the Arlington County Behavioral Healthcare system. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., William Frances Drewry Center, 1725 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4903.

Small Business Open House on the Pike, panelists from BizLaunch and Enterprise Development Group discuss starting a business and available resources. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-5999.

Cool Creek Critters, for age 5 and older; explore waterfalls and catch water striders. 4-5 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $5, registration required (program No. 642823-A). 703-228-3403.

IGNITE Young Adult Ministry meeting, for ages 20-30; a “Eucharistic Praise and Worship” in the chapel with a teaching, Eucharistic Adoration, confession and prayer ministry. A social follows in the Memorial Room. 7:30 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 3304 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington. 703-527-5500, Ext. 13 or avirata@stcharleschurch.org.

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

Summer Evening Concert Series, 8 p.m. performances feature soprano Margot MacDonald, Friday; pop and neo-soul singer Eric Scott, Saturday; and the Black Muddy River Band, 6 p.m. Sunday. Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Second and North Columbus streets, Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

Gangstagrass , performs bluegrass and hip-hop with the Human Country Jukebox. 8:30 p.m., Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $15. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.

Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival, featuring “10 Things I Hate About You.” Dusk, Gateway Park, Lee Highway and North Lynn Street, Arlington. Free. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.

Saturday, June 29

Alexandria farmers market, features Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners answering gardening questions at a plant clinic, 7-9 a.m., 703-228-6414; 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 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 (south area of courthouse parking lot). 703-228-3327 or www.arlingtonfarmersmarket.com.

Del Ray farmers market, 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, Del Ray farmers market, 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.

Grand Gaming Melee, by the Arlington-Alexandria Regional Gaming Group. Beginners are welcome. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702.

Who Dwells in Shells?, for age 7 and older; learn about animals that live in shells. Bring shells to identify. 11-12:15 a.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $5, registration required (program No. 642853-E). 703-228-3403.

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.

Serenade! Washington D.C. Choral Festival, Florida’s Singing Sons Boychoir, Latvian Voices and Australian Voices perform. 2 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 228 S. Pitt St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-6040 or www.classicalmovements.com/dc.

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/carillonconcerts.

Fabulous Fawns Campfire, features deer stories and s’mores. 7-8 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $5, registration required (program No. 642853-H). 703-228-3403.

Sunday, June 30

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.

“Where in the World?,” works inspired by travel and adventure by gallery artists. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (closed July 4), through Aug. 4, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“What Would Sudek Do?,” photographs by Michael Borek. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, noon-9 p.m. Thursdays, through July 29 (closed July 4). Torpedo Factory Art Center, Multiple Exposures Gallery, Studio 31, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-2205 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Torpedo Factory’s Visiting Artist Program, featuring nine artists selected by juror Maria Karametou. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (closed July 4), through Aug. 31. Demonstrations, noon-4 p.m. July 20 and Aug. 17, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 5 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Coffee + Critique + Conversation, discuss your photos with a Multiple Exposures Gallery member. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Multiple Exposures Gallery, Studio 31, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-2205 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Family & Fun Days, tour the historic tavern by junior docents. 1-4 p.m., Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $5; ages 5 -12, $3; 5 and younger, free. 703-746-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.

Fifth Annual Firefly Festival, features bug hunts, games, crafts, walks and talks about fireflies. Bring a picnic blanket and dinner. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. $7, registration required (program No. 642953-A). 703-228-6535.

Monday, July 1

Del Ray art camp and workshops, for ages 8-14 and adults. For information and complete schedule for July, visit the Web site. Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-838-4827 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.

“Balance: Playing With Symmetry,” Kiln Club members exhibit art with altered thrown forms, graceful statuary and balanced or swooping silhouettes. Opens, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (closed July 4), through July 28, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-6288 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Conscious Evolution,” installations by Denise Philipbar. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays (except July 4), through July 21, Northern Virginia Community College, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Free. 703-845-6200.

“Earth Songs & Visions,” an all-media exhibit. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays (except July 4), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, through July 6, Gallery Underground, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. Free. 571-483-0652 or www.galleryunderground.org.

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

Rosslyn Metro Station musicians, featuring guitarist Joshua Walker and saxophonist Jim Bjork. 5-7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Rosslyn Metro Station, 1850 North Moore St., Arlington. Free. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.

Tom Cunningham Orchestra open rehearsal, performing Big Band music. 8-9:45 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0955.

Tuesday, JuLY 2

“Living Legends of Alexandria,” exhibit of African American activists featuring Ferdinand Day, Nelson Greene Sr., Lynnwood Campbell and others. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (closed July 4). Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. $2. 703-746-4356 or www.alexblackhistory.org.

“Fireworks,” exhibit of works with fire by gallery members. Opens, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursday), through Aug. 4. (closed July 4). Torpedo Factory Art Center, Enamelists Gallery, Studio 28, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-836-1561 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.

Lee Book Club, 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.

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

“Alexandria’s First Family of Beer — Then and Now,” discussed by Catherine and Margaret Portner of Portner Brewhouse. Part of the monthly series of discussions; food and drinks available for purchase. 6-8 p.m., Morrison House, 116 S. Alfred St. Free. 703-838-8000 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Tuesday lunch concert, Pebble to Pearl performs funk and pop music. 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Freedom Park, 1100 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.

Sunset Parade, features the music of the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and precision drill by the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon. 7-8 p.m., Iwo Jima Memorial, near Arlington National Cemetery. Free. 202-433-6683 or www.barracks.marines.mil.

Wednesday, July 3

All-Media Membership Show, works by members of the Art League Gallery. Opens, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, through Aug. 5 (closed July 4). Reception, 6:30-8 p.m. July 11, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Jerry Fastrup & Friends, concert. 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0955.

CentralSpace Lunchtime Concert, Melodime performs acoustic pop. 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wilson Boulevard and North Moore Street, Arlington. Free. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.

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

Wednesdays in the Garden, vegetable gardening talks 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, July 4

Arlington Bell Ringing, celebrate Independence 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.

Netherlands Carillon Independence Day Concert, 2-4 p.m., Netherlands Carillon, Meade Street and Marshall Drive, Arlington. Free. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.

Summer Concert Series, features the U.S. Air Force Band Concert Band and Singing Sergeants. 8 p.m., Air Force Memorial, 1 Air Force Memorial Dr., Arlington. 703-767-5658 or www.usafband.af.mil.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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