Alexandria and Arlington community events, Nov. 15 to 22, 2012

November 15, 2012
Thursday, Nov. 15

Seniors vegetable decorating workshop, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. First visit free; annual 55+ Pass required thereafter. Registration required. 703-228-6300.

“Black and White,” gallery members showcase their high-contrast works. 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.

“Net Worked” abstract paintings, by Timothy Horjus, Adam Lister and Steven Pearson. Opens, noon-4 p.m. Thursday; show continues, noon-4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, through Jan. 6. Reception, 4-6 p.m. Sunday, the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

“Telling Images: Juried Photography Exhibition,” narrative photography that evokes a sense of character or plot. Noon-6 p.m. Thursdays, noon-9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 25, Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827.

Winter composting for seniors, for age 55 and older, led by master gardeners. 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. First visit free; annual 55+ Pass required thereafter. Registration required. 703-228-0955.

After-work Jazz + Mixer, features the Lovejoy Group performing jazz, blues and Latin rhythms. Concessions, 4-7:30 p.m.; music, 5:30-8 p.m., Artisphere, Town Hall, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.

Community Dialogue, about “What’s Next, Alexandria?,” featuring Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer of America Speaks. 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 2932 King St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-3853 or www.alexandriava.gov.

Holistic on a Budget, discuss ways to stretch money. 7-9 p.m., Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-824-6167 or www.holisticmomsarlalex.blogspot.com.

“Blurring the Line” exhibit, photographs by FotoWeek DC panelists Allen Beland, Jesse Cohen, Lindsay Harris, Greg Knott and Pamela Viola. Panel art discussion, 7 p.m. Thursday, led by artist Craig Sterling of the Torpedo Factory. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), through Dec. 2, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Site 2 & 3 Galleries, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Six Characters in Search of an Author,” WSC Avant Bard presents Luigi Pirandello’s play within a play. Opens, 7:30 p.m. Thursday; show, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, through Dec. 9. For a complete schedule, visit the Web site. Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $23-$35. 703-875-1100 or www.wscavantbard.org.

18th-century English country dancing, taught by dance instructions in preparation for the Cidery Assembly Ball on Saturday. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $12; reservations recommended. 703-746-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.

U.S. Army Orchestra, performing works by Beethoven and Bernstein. 7:30 p.m., Fort Myer, Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-696-3399 or www.usarmyband.com.

“First-Time Mother,” an Argentine play by by Mariel Rosciano. In Spanish with simultaneous English dubbing. Sponsored by Teatro de la Luna. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $30-$35. 703-548-3092 or www.teatrodelaluna.org.

Ira Levin’s “Cantorial,” a mystery-comedy performed by the Little Theatre of Alexandria. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St. $17-$20. 703-683-0496 or www.thelittletheatre.com.

Friday, Nov. 16

Alexandria Film Festival, featuring films and programs at Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., and screenings at the U.S. Patent and Trade Office, 600 Dulaney St. For a complete schedule from Friday to Sunday, visit the Web site. Free or $12-$15 shows. 703-549-5250 or http://alexandriafilm.org.

“Night Windows” lighted sculpture, three-dimensional, mixed-media constructions in lighted boxes by Sam Miller. Opens, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday; show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, through Dec. 20. Reception, 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Northern Virginia Community College, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Free. 703-845-6200.

Seniors belly dancing class, for age 55 and older. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Seven sessions, $37.50; annual 55+ Pass and registration required. 703-228-0555.

Friends of the Planetarium programs, features the National Geographic’s “Six Degrees Could Change the World,” 7:30-9 p.m. Friday; a dome digital program, “Dynamic Earth,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday; and a science lecture, “Trashing the Troposphere,” by Cary Secrest, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, David M. Brown Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. $5; seniors and children, $3. 703-228-6070 or www.friendsoftheplanetarium.org.

“The Soul Collector,” a play about two sanitation workers living in a cramped apartment in 1972 Cleveland. 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, The Lab at Convergence, 1819 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. $16-$18. 703-838-2880 or www.portcityplayhouse.org.

U.S. Air Force Chamber Players, “An Evening of Music for Saxophone Quartet.” 8 p.m., The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 202-767-5658 or www.usafband.af.mil.

Saturday, Nov. 17

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.

Mongolian School concert, barbecue and fundraiser, featuring song and dance performances, art exhibits, a fashion show, a contortionist, tour of the the school and barbecue. 4-6:30 p.m., The Wilson School, 1601 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $35; children 10 and younger, $15. 202-294-6465.

“Deer Yards and Antler Tales” Campfire, includes stories, games, songs and s’mores. 6-7 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $5, registration required (program No. 612952-F). 703-228-6535 or https://registration.arlingtonva.us.

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.

“Something Old, Something New,” featuring Russian favorites performed by soprano Olga Orlovskaya and virtuoso Andrei Saveliev of the Washington Balalaika Society. 7:30 p.m., Kenmore Middle School, Auditorium, 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $15-$25. 202-667-2381 or www.balalaika.org.

“Belle Masquerade: A Beautiful Disguise,” a play about women and their struggles, by Renee Weeks. Sponsored by Mercy Outreach Empowerment. 8 p.m., George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $12. 202-642-4227 or www.jweeksentertainment.com.

Bowen McCauley Dance, choreographed by Wolfgang Seierl with live music and video footage. 8 p.m., Artisphere, Dome Theatre, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.

Cidery Assembly Ball, English country dancing, live music, cash bar and desserts. Optional period costume or “after-five” attire. 8-11 p.m., Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $45, reservations required. 703-746-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.

Sunday, Nov. 18

Westover farmers market, fruit, produce, meat, dairy, cut flowers, Turkish specialties and more. 8 a.m.-noon Sunday and Nov. 25, Westover farmers market, Washington Boulevard and North McKinley Road, Arlington. 703-405-8232, www.westoverfarmersmarket.org or westoverfarmersmarket@hotmail.com.

West End farmers market, produce, coffee, baked goods, cheese, yogurt and more, sponsored by Eden Good. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Dr., Alexandria. 703-746-4343 or www.westendfarmersmarket.org.

“Domesticated” exhibit, Kiln Club displays tableware candlesticks and centerpieces. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), through Dec. 2, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, Studio 19, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-6288 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Fotographers at the Factory Invitational Exhibit,” features diverse subjects, genres and techniques by 19 photographers. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), through Nov. 25, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Multiple Exposures Gallery, Studio 31, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-2205 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Upheaval” exhibit, juried photography exhibit includes pieces inspired by several types of upheaval. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), through Dec. 2, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“What’s Cook’n” exhibit, holiday colors and patterns by gallery artists. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), through Dec. 2, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Enamelists Gallery, Studio 28, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-836-1561 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“ ’Tis the Season” exhibit, framed artwork by Printmaker gallery members. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Dec. 31, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Studio 325, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1342 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Little Friends For Peace workshop, for grades three through high school, projects, discussions, 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 ($5, lunch). 240-838-4549, www.lffp.org or mjpeace@gmail.com.

Presidential salon with James Madison, portrayed by John Douglas Hall. 3-4:30 p.m., Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $15; students, $10; reservations recommended. 703-746-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.

U.S. Army Blues, presents a Veterans Day tribute concert. 3 p.m., Fort Myer, Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-696-3399 or www.usarmyband.com.

Songs of Phil Ochs, performed by Greg Greenway, John Flynn, Kim and Reggie Harris, Pat Wictor and Magpie. 7 p.m., Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $30; in advance, $25. 703-501-6061 or www.focusmusic.org.

Monday, Nov. 19

“Inside the Beltway” exhibit, works by members of the Art League, Del Ray Artisans, and the Torpedo Factory. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, Alexandria City Hall, Second Floor, 301 King St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4000.

“Small Works and Large Works,” submissions by Art League members will be judged. 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 Dec. 3, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Woodland Reveries: Photos of East Tennessee,” by Tammie George. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 1-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, through Jan. 3, Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 Military Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6330.

Andrew Zimmermann: “Cold River” exhibit, featuring black-and-white photographs. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), noon-6 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 3, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Arlington Artists Alliance exhibits, featuring works in pottery, sculpture, glass and jewelry in “Rooms With a View”; and 10-by-12-inch paintings, ceramic and fused glass pieces, “Small Works of Great Importance.” 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through Nov. 24, Northern Virginia ART Center, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. Free. 571-483-0652 or www.novaartcenter.org.

Senior cellphone basics, for age 55 and older; bring cellphone and manual. 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. First visit free; annual 55+ Pass required thereafter. For an appointment, call 703-228-6300.

Seniors pinochle club, for age 55 and older, learn bridge and pinochle games. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday and Friday, Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5556 or www.alexandriava.gov.

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.

Olde Town Fencing Club, practice for all levels. 8-10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St., Alexandria. $100 for a year’s membership or $30 for three months. 571-236-5036 or www.oldetownfencing.org.

Tuesday, Nov. 20

“African Encounters: Coast to Coast,” featuring watercolors and collagraph prints by Kathleen Stafford. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through Jan. 24, Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-4356.

“Paintings and Words,” works by Lynne Elizabeth Heiser. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through Nov. 30, Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. Free. 703-998-6260 or www.convergenceccf.net.

Holiday ornament collection, sale of handcrafted ornaments by Art League Gallery members. Opens, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), noon-6 p.m. Sundays, through Jan. 2, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Bedecked and Bejeweled” exhibit, works by Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery members. Opens, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays), through Jan. 6, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Seniors public transportation options, discussed by a Metro representative. 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. First visit free; annual 55+ Pass required thereafter. Registration required. 703-228-4403.

Crystal City farmers market, produce, cheese, flowers, plants, eggs, coffee, tea and baked goods. 3-7 p.m., Crystal City farmers market, between 18th and 20th streets, Arlington. 703-412-9430 or www.crystalcity.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 21

Seniors art class, for age 55 and older, learn oil and acrylic painting. 10 a.m.-noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Six sessions, $36; registration required. 703-228-0955.

“Fall Solos 2012,” mixed media by Barbara Bernstein, Warren Craghead, Nancy Daly, Naomi J. Falk, Laura Hudson, Timothy Thompson and Richard Vosseller. 1-7 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through Dec. 23, Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-248-6800 or www.arlingtonartscenter.org.

“Rulemaker” paintings exhibit, by Becca Kallem and Matthew Smith. 1-7 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through Dec. 23, Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-248-6800.

Seniors square dancing, for age 55 and older. 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays, Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. $5. 703-746-5556 or www.alexandriava.gov.

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.

Thursday, Nov. 22

Alexandria Turkey Trot, a flat, fast roundabout 5-mile race from George Washington Middle School and award ceremony. Bring nonperishable food donations to benefit Alive. Registration, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; race, 10 a.m., George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $25; ages 13-21, $20; 12 and younger, $10. 703-684-5682 or 202-713-9593, www.alexandriaturkeytrot.com.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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