Alexandria and Arlington community events, May 9 to 16, 2013

May 8, 2013
Thursday, May 9

“One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure,” sculptures by Noah Williams. Opens, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., reception, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday (until 9 p.m. Thursday), noon-6 p.m. Sunday, through June 3, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“One Million Bones” project, an installation of ceramic bones created by Northern Virginiaarea groups. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4 or www.torpedofactory.org.

English as a Second Language, drop-in sessions for all levels. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Thursday. For intermediate levels: 3-5 p.m. Tuesday. Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702, Ext. 3.

Seniors Intermediate American Sign Language Club, 10-11 a.m., Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5556 or www.alexandriava.gov.

Seniors scam information, discussed by Heather Hurlock of the Arlington County Police Department. 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-6300.

“Watercolors,” exhibit by Mary Margaret Pipkin. Noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, through May 26, the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

16th annual student art show, by students from T.C. Williams High School’s art department. Noon-4 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.

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 a show-and-tell of “Collectibles and Curiosities,” 1-1:40 p.m. Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. 703-527-8574 or www.morefaith.org.

Seniors home computer protection, discussed by David Jordan, the county’s chief information security officer. 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, chef demonstrations and live music. 3-7 p.m., Welburn Square, Wilson Boulevard and Taylor Street, Arlington. 202-362-8889, Ext. 3.

Second Thursday Art Night, visit studios and meet artists, featuring the “Pop Dot” theme and live music. 6-9 p.m., Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Beyond Function,” ceramic artwork by 13 artists. Reception, 6-8 p.m. Thursday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursday), through June 2, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Glencarlyn knitting group, includes instruction. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Glencarlyn Branch Library, 300 S. Kensington St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6548.

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.

Liberated Muse Presents: In Her Words, a musical production about the lives of Nina Simone, Zora Neale Hurston, Billie Holiday and Lucille Clifton. 7-8:30 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, large meeting room, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

Second Thursday Music Concert, performance by songwriter Mary Gordon Hall. 7 p.m., the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. $10. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

Ascension Day Choral Evensong, features choirmaster Grant Hellmers directing the adult choir performing works by Walmisley, Archer Ayleward and Messiaen. Nonperishable food donations accepted for St. Paul’s Lazarus Ministry. 7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 228 S. Pitt St., Alexandria. Free-will offering. 703-549-3312.

“Club de Caballeros [Rotos de Amor] (Gentlemen’s Club [Love Torn]),” Teatro de la Luna gives audiences a peek into a private gentlemen’s club and the lives of the men who frequent it. 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, through May 25, Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $30-$35, $25-$30 students and seniors. 703-548-3092.

“Ghost-Writer,” a dead writer’s stories continue as long as his secretary keeps typing. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, through June 2, MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $48-$55. 800-494-8497.

“No Man’s Land,” performance by WSC Avant Bard about a fallen poet’s drunken dispute with a stranger. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through May 25, Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $25-$35; pay-what-you-can performances (May 18 and 25), minimum $10. 703-418-4808.

Friday, May 10

“A Visual Feast,” still lifes by Jane McElvany Coonce. Reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, through June 1, Gallery Underground, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. Free. 571-483-0652 or www.galleryunderground.org.

Seniors Scrabble, 10:15 a.m.-noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. 703-228-0955.

Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network Gala, features Sheila C. Johnson of Black Entertainment Television and Alison Starling of WJLA-TV; music, food and drinks, live and silent auctions. 6-9:30 p.m., Washington Golf and Country Club, 3017 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. $100. 703-842-0154 or www.a-span.org.

“A Salute to American Composers,” Virginia Encore Chorales perform works by Stephen Foster and George and Ira Gershwin. Featuring the Washington-Lee High School Jazz Ensemble and baritone David Williams. 7:30 p.m., Washington-Lee High School auditorium, 1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Free. 301-261-5747 or www.encorecreativity.org.

“An Evening of Music for Clarinet, Cello and Flute,” performed by the U.S. Air Force Band Chamber Players. 8 p.m., The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 202-767-5658 or www.usafband.af.mil.

Big Sam’s Funky Nation concert, features funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop with King Soul. 8:30 p.m., Artisphere, Ballroom, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $20-$30. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.

Saturday, May 11

Alexandria farmers market, features a plant clinic by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, 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/farmersmarket.

Arlington farmers market, features a plant clinic by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, 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, features 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, 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.

Attics and Alleys walking tour, a three-hour tour of rarely seen spaces at the Lee-Fendall House, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum and Carlyle House. 9 a.m.-noon, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $25, registration required. 703-746-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.

Baba Jamal’s storytelling, features stories from African culture. 10 a.m.-noon, Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1704.

Ethiopian coffee ceremony, features a demonstration and tasting. 11 a.m., James M. Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4566.

Firefighting history walking tour, learn about volunteer firefighting in early Alexandria. 1-2:30 p.m., Friendship Firehouse, 107 S. Alfred St., Alexandria. $6; $4 ages 10 to 17. 703-746-4994 or www.friendshipfirehouse.net.

Ball-Sellers House, tour of the home built about 1750. 1-4 p.m., Ball-Sellers House, 5620 S. Third St., Arlington. Free. 703-379-2123.

Mother’s Day spring tea, features fine teas, scones, sandwiches and desserts. 1-3 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 415 S. Lexington St., Arlington. $25; $35, adult and child; $5, additional child. 703-671-6834 or www.stjohnsarlingtonva.org.

Film matinee, call for program information. 1-4 p.m., James M. Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1705.

“The Death of Fear,” ink and pencil on paper by Nelson Gutierrez. Reception, 3-5 p.m. Saturday; show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, through June 9, Northern Virginia Community College, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Free. 703-845-6200 or www.schlesingercenter.com.

Russkie Musikant concert, features the Washington Balalaika Society ensemble. 3-4 p.m., Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1704.

Barbecue dinner fundraiser, features roasted chopped pork and pulled chicken, baked beans, macaroni salad, potato roll, beverage and a bake sale, sponsored by the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. 4:30-6 p.m., Alexandria Citadel Corps, 1804 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $10. 703-836-2427.

Sunday, May 12

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.

“Ode to Hundertwasser,” gallery artists create works inspired by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (1-9 p.m. Thursday), through May 19, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Mother Dear,” pottery by the Kiln Club. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursday), through June 2, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-6288 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Mother’s Day tea at Carlyle, features classical harp music, finger sandwiches, scones and desserts. 11 a.m., Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. $27, reservations required. 703-549-2997.

Patrick Sargent’s woodcut exhibit, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily, through June 30, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Printmakers, Studio 325, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1342 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Spring open house, visit galleries and studios for treats and activities. 1-5 p.m., Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-838-4565 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Apothecary Museum Mother’s Day tours, 1-5 p.m., Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria. $5; children ages 5-12, $3; age 4 and younger and mothers, free. 703-746-3852 or www.apothecarymuseum.org.

Tavern Museum Mother’s Day tours, 1-5 p.m., Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $5; children ages 5-12, $3; age 4 and younger and mothers, free. 703-746-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.

Monday, May 13

All-media membership show, works by gallery members. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday (until 9 p.m. Thursday), noon-6 p.m. Sunday, through June 3, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Diamonds Tap dance, performs to 1940s music. 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free, register by Friday. 703-228-4403.

Seniors antique appraisal and flower arranging, 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-5722.

Tuesday, May 14

AARP refresher driving course, a two-day class. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. $14; AARP members, $12 with 55+ Pass, registration required. 703-228-7791.

Divine Mercy Cenacle, study of the Sacred Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Diary of Saint Faustina. 10 a.m., St. Mary’s Lyceum, 313 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-836-4100.

Seniors book discussion,The Distance From the Heart of Things” by Ashley Warlick. 1:45 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. 703-228-4403.

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

“Chocolate Chocolate” discussion, about the life and career of the Park sisters, who opened the confectionery shop in the District. 7-8:30 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, large meeting room, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702.

Seniors Jewelry Creations Club, includes earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more. Bring materials. 7-8:30 p.m., Cora Kelly Recreation Center, 25 W. Reed Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5554 or www.alexandriava.gov.

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. second and fourth Tuesday, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $15. 703-746-4242, www.gadsbystavern.org or gadsbys.tavern@alexandriava.gov.

National Chamber Players, performs works by Prokofiev, Morricone and Copland. 7:30 p.m., Episcopal High School, Pendleton Hall, 3900 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-933-4135.

Wednesday, May 15

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

Seniors theater appreciation class, read plays and learn theater history, presented by members of Arlington’s Educational Theater Company. 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St.; and 10 a.m. May 16, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. $5 with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

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

Affordable Housing Seminar, a panel discusses “Micro Units: The Future or Faux Fad?” and “The State of Affordable Housing in Arlington.” 4-7:30 p.m., Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th St. S., Arlington. Free. 703-859-0452.

“Zip Through a Tight Space,” a Jane Franklin Dance fundraiser featuring impromptu performances, a silent auction, food and a cash bar. 6-8 p.m., Jaleo, Crystal City, 2250-A Crystal Drive, Arlington. $45; $40 in advance. 703-933-1111 or www.janefranklin.com.

Book discussion group,Listening is an Act of Love,” by Dave Isay. 7-8:30 p.m., James M. Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1705.

PBS POV documentary series, call for program information. 7-8:30 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702 or www.pbs.org/POV.

Twilight Tattoo: A Military Pageant, features the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Drill Team, the U.S. Army Blues, a soloist from the U.S. Army Chorus, vocalists of the U.S. Army Downrange and the U.S. Army Voices. Pre-ceremony live music, 6:45 p.m.; show, 7-8 p.m., Fort Myer, Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington. Free. 202-685-2888 or www.usarmyband.com.

Wednesdays in the Garden, vegetable gardening talks by Master Gardeners of Virginia Cooperative Extension. 7-8 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6414 or library.arlingtonva.us.

“33 Variations,” a musicologist is determined to discover why Beethoven spent so much time writing variations on a second-rate waltz. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, through May 18, Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. $17-$20. 703-683-0496 or www.thelittletheater.com.

Thursday, May 16

Secondhand Lions” film, for age 10 and older. 6:30-8:30 p.m., James M. Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1705.

Film screening, for age 10 and older. Call for program information. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1704.

“Writing is an Act of Love” workshop, led Bridget R. Pool of Northern Virginia Community College. 7-8:30 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702.

Great Books discussion group, “My Wife is a White Russian,” by Rose Tremain, and “A Woman of Fifty,” by W. Somerset Maugham. 7-8:30 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, Small Conference Room, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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