English as a Second Language classes, drop-in sessions for all levels, 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays and 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays; for intermediate levels: 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays. Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702, Ext. 3.
“Hearth and Home” exhibit, jewelry, clothing, decorations, sculptures and more by member artists. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935 or www.torpedofactory.org.
“Craft and Character: Wasteland” exhibit, pen and ink by Matthew D. Kiehl. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Northern Virginia Community College, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Free. 703-845-6200.
“Power Art” exhibit, artwork depicts different types of power, including emotional, physical, natural, and spiritual, as well as the power of craftsmanship, fabric and recycled materials. Includes 50 art quilts from the nationally touring “Power Suits” collection. Noon-6 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, noon-9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays, through March 31, Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.
“Process: Photography” exhibit, features John Brown, Robert Creamer, Jim Darling and others. Noon-4 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, through April 7. Artist’s show-and-tell, 2 p.m. April 7 , the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.
Faith, Food and Fellowship, features a noon service with music by J. Reilly Lewis of the Washington Bach Consort; followed by lunch ($5), 12:30 p.m.; and Lewis discusses “The Evolving Nature of Church Music,” and other topics, 1-1:40 p.m. Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. 703-527-8574 or www.morefaith.org.
“Interwoven: Art.Craft.Design,” video, murals, fiber work, photography, books, mixed media sculpture and paintings by local artists. 1-7 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays and Wednesday, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through March 24, Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-248-6800 or www.arlingtonartscenter.org.
Seniors energy conservation program, learn ways to conserve energy. 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0955.
Seniors Sudoku puzzles, solve puzzles in groups. 1-2:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. 703-228-0555.
Seniors “Maximize Happiness” workshop, using research techniques. 2:30 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0955.
After-work Jazz + Mixer, features the Brad Linde Quartet. 5:30-8 p.m., Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.
Second Thursday Art Night, visit studios and meet artists, featuring a “Spring Awakening” theme and do-it-yourself tissue-paper flowers. 6-9 p.m., Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565 or www.torpedofactory.org.
Glencarlyn knitting group, includes instruction. 6:30-8:30 p.m. second Thursdays, Glencarlyn Branch Library, 300 S. Kensington St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6548.
Russkie Musikanti Ensemble, part of the Washington Balalaika Society, performs Russian folk music. 7 p.m., the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. $10. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.
Springlawn care basics workshop, led by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia and Mike Goatley of Virginia Tech. 7-8:30 p.m., Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-6414 or www.mgnv.org.
“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,” backstage stories of New York’s jazz scene of the 1940s and ’50s told by four legendary jazz divas. Performances, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 3 and 7 p.m. Sundays, through March 31, MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $25-$55. 800-494-8497 or www.metrostage.org. In addition to Thursday’s regular performance, Healthy Families Alexandria holds a fundraiser with a reception, 7 p.m., followed by performance. $75. 571-438-7715 or www.nvfs.org.
Friday, March 15
Seniors scrabble games, 10:15 a.m.-noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. 703-228-0955.
E-book workshop, learn about e-readers, how to access e-books and audiobooks. 4-5 p.m., Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1704.
“Lucky St. Patrick’s Day,” features games for adults and children, decorating shamrock cookies, a treasure hunt and more. Hot dogs provided; bring a side dish to share. 5:30 p.m., Bethel United Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall, 4347 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-528-0937 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Design is One: Lella and Massimo Vignelli,” a film,
part of the Environmental Film Festival, about their award-winning work in industrial and product design including furniture, packaging, books and magazines. 7 p.m., Artisphere, Dome Theatre, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.
Friends of the Planetarium programs, for ages 3 and older; the animated film “The Land Before Time,” 7 p.m. Friday; for ages 4-8 and their families, a digital program “The Zula Patrol: Down to Earth,” 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday; and a presentation by Paleo Quest: “SharkFinder,” 1:30 p.m. Sunday, David M. Brown Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. $5; children, $3. 703-228-6070 or www.friendsoftheplanetarium.org.
Torpedo Factory Art Party, part of the art center and March of Dimes fundraiser, features art sale, raffles and prizes, do-it-yourself button-making and “Gum Art.” 7-10 p.m., Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. $20; $15, in advance. 703-838-4565 or www.torpedofactory.org.
Saturday, March 16
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 http://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 http://alexandriava.gov/farmersmarket
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.
Amphibians program, led by a nature staff member. 10-11:30 a.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $10, registration required (program No. 632843-E). 703-228-3403.
Civil War artillery projectiles, a talk led by museum technician Brian Briones. 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m., Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-4848 or www.fortward.org.
Spring Fling Arts and Crafts Show, features collage, paintings, silk scarves, jewelry and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Swanson Middle School, 5800 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-338-3791.
2013 Legislation session update, by members of the Arlington delegation to the Virginia General Assembly. Sponsored by the Arlington Branch, American Association of University Women. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Shirlington Branch Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Free. 703-532-3830.
“Wonders of Science,” 18th-century scientific demonstrations by Project Enlightenment of McLean High School. Hourly tours, 1-4 p.m., Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria. $6, registration required. 703-746-3852.
“Chai with Sush,” features chai tea and stories by Sushmita Mazumdar. 2:30 p.m., the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. $20. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.
Art Underground open house, visit studios, a mega paint-off by ArtJamz, music, beverages and snacks. Sponsored by Crystal City BID. 6-10 p.m., Art Underground, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-412-9430 or www.crystalcity.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.
“7 Sopranos” fundraiser concert, features a champagne reception and artist Chris Lozos. 7 p.m., Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. $25. 703-998-6260 or www.convergenceccf.net.
An Evening with Maurette Brown Clark, a gospel concert with singer-songwriter Gerald Scott and Co., hosted by producer Jacquie Gales Webb. 7 p.m., Shiloh Baptist Church, Worship Center, 1401 Duke St., Alexandria. $25. 703-683-4573 or www.shiloh-bc.org.
Peeper Prowl program, for age 5 and older; learn about tree frogs and other amphibians. 7-8:15 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $5, registration required (program No. 632953-B). 703-228-6535.
Spring Modern Dance Concert, performance by Choreographers Collaboration Project with students from the CCP youth program and T.C. Williams High School dance groups. 7 p.m., T.C. Williams High School auditorium, 3330 King St., Alexandria. $10; ages 12-17, $5; 11 and younger, free. 703-683-2070 or www.ccpdance.org.
“Shocked and Amazed Carnival Sideshow,” features the New York Variety All-Stars with Cheeky Monkey. 9 p.m., Artisphere, Black Box Theatre, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $15. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.
Sunday, March 17
“Walk the Line” exhibit, a juried show by Carolyn Gawarecki featuring works by the Arlington Artists Alliance. Opens 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; show, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, through April 21. Reception, 6-7:30 p.m. April 7, Cassatt’s Kiwi Cafe, 4536 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free. 703-894-0540 or www.cassattscafe.com.
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.
Figure-drawing workshop, gesture. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $6-$8. 703-836-1468 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.
“Abstract Paintings” exhibit, by students from Art League School. 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.
“Keen on Green” exhibit, works in green by gallery artists to honor St. Patrick’s Day. 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 artists of the Kiln Club. 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.
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.
“Shades of Green” hike, for age 5 and older. 1:30-2:30 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $5, registration required (program No. 632853-H). 703-228-3403.
Film Fest for Women’s History Month, call for program information. 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24 and April 7. Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.
Alexandria and Arlington Community Coffee, meet volunteers and learn how to support Autism Speaks. 2 p.m. Sunday, Panera Bread—Alexandria Commons, 3201 Duke St.; and 10 a.m. Wednesday, Buzz Bakery—Ballston Common, 818 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 202-955-3111 or www.autismspeaks.org.
Pops concert, performance by Prelude: The Arlington Youth Orchestral Program. 4 p.m., Gunston Arts Center Theatre One, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. Donations welcome. 571-249-5884 or www.preludeva.org.
Folk music concert, by the duo Magpie. 7 p.m., Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $18; $15, in advance. 703-501-6061 or www.focusmusic.org.
Monday, March 18
Arlington public hearing, the Commission on Aging discusses current services for older residents. 9 a.m.-noon, Arlington Central Library, Auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-1700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Real and Imagined” exhibit, features photo-realistic works by Dennis Crayon and George Bowles, and abstracts by Bud Hensgen and Linda Maldonado. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through April 5, Gallery Underground, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. Free. 571-483-0652 or www.novaartcenter.org.
“State of Emergency” exhibit, an installation-based work with sculptural pieces by Sabyna Sterrett. 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.
All-Media Membership Show, features styles, techniques and viewpoints in work by gallery members. 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.
“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 55+ Pass. 703-228-0555.
Seniors yarn crafters, knit and crochet items and 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.
Alexandria development, “Waterfront Wishes, Waterfront Realities,” discussed by Nate Macek and Bob Wood of the Waterfront Planning Work Group, and Karl Moritz of the Alexandria Department of Planning and Zoning. Reception, 6:30 p.m.; dinner, 6:45 p.m.; program, 7:15 p.m., Holiday Inn Eisenhower Metro Hotel, 2460 Eisenhower Ave. Dinner, $33-$43; reservations required. 703-548-7089, www.agendaalexandria.com or email@example.com.
Tuesday, March 19
“Sculptural Elements,” a juried show featuring works by gallery members. Opens 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (1-9 p.m. Thursdays), through April 23, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935 or www.torpedofactory.org.
Seniors Rubber Stamp Club, learn card-making skills. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0555.
Basics of texting for seniors, 6 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0955.
Wednesday, March 20
Seniors theater appreciation workshop, led by the Educational Theatre Company. 11:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. 10 sessions, $40; registration required. 703-228-5722.
Marymount University Programs, Claude AnShin Thomas discusses “The Roots of War, the Seeds of Peace: An Interfaith Forum,” noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Gerard Phelan Dining Hall, 2807 N. Glebe Rd.; and “The Real Costs of War, Violence and Denial: Military Veterans and Spiritual Healing,” 7-9 p.m. March 21, Truland Auditorium, 1000 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-284-5721.
Facing aging, Patricia Sands of The Medical Team discusses the challenges for seniors. 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-5722.
Book group, a discussion of Jameela Alter’s “On Clipped Wings.” 7-8:30 p.m., James M. Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1705.
“Habitat, Water Quality and Your Yard,” create bird and butterfly landscapes to expand environmentally sustainable habitats led by the staff of the Arlington County Nature Center and others. 7-8 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-6535.
Thursday, March 21
Seniors safe-driving class, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 21 and 22, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. $14; AARP members, $12. Registration required. 703-228-5722.
Rock Spring Garden Club meeting, landscape lighting specialist Jim Olmos discusses designing and installing outdoor lighting systems in gardens. 11 a.m., Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Rd., Arlington. Free; optional lunch, $5; reserve by Thursday. 703-533-2942 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
After-work Jazz + Mixer, features Christie Dashiell and Jessica Boykin-Settles. 5:30-8 p.m., Artisphere, Town Hall, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.
Freedmen’s Cemetery Memorial lecture, Francine Bromberg of Alexandria Archaeology and Audrey Davis of the Alexandria Black History Museum discuss “Preserving Alexandria’s African American Heritage: The Development of Freedmen’s Cemetery Memorial.” 7-8:30 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Free. 703-746-1702.
Phoenix Bikes Show and Fundraiser, features a live auction of bikes — built on the spot — and a silent auction. 7-9 p.m., 251 S. 18th St., 12th Floor, 251 18th St., Arlington. $30; $25, in advance. 703-575-7762 or www.phoenixbikes.kintera.org.
Author talk, Timber Hawkeye discusses his story collection “Buddhist Boot Camp.” 7 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-5990.
— Compiled by Ria Manglapus
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