Alexandria-Arlington community events, April 24 to May 1, 2014

April 23
Thursday, April 24

AARP’s smart driver class, a two-day class. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. $20; AARP members, $15. Registration required. 703-228-0955.

Community memory screening, one-on-one, noninvasive screenings by a health-care professional. 9 a.m.-noon, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. For an appointment, call 703-237-9048.

“Bodies of Work: Art in Series,” exhibition of works with a central theme or series by gallery members. 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.galleryunderground.org.

“Get Into the Groove,” ceramic pieces inspired by popular music by the Kiln Club. 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.

“Innermost Evocations” sculpture, by Edmond Nassa. 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.

Alexandria plant clinic, Virginia Cooperative Extension master gardeners answer gardening questions. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. Free. 703-228-6400 or mgarlalex@gmail.com.

“Louloudi Flower to Flower,” sculpture with loose or literal interpretation using symbolism, signs, metaphor, narrative, or conceptually based works by the Washington Sculptors Group. Noon-4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, through May 4, the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

“Revolution: Art and Technology,” artists explore their relationship with technology through computer-created art, digitally manipulated art and more. Noon-6 p.m. Thursday, noon-9 Friday-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, a service with music, a message from a pastor, lunch and a discussion by Paul K. Williams of the Association for the Preservation of the Historic Congressional Cemetery. Noon, Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. 703-527-8574 or www.morefaith.org.

2014 Spring Solos, works by contemporary artists from the Mid-Atlantic region. Opens, 1-7 p.m. Thursday; show, 1-7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, through June 29. Reception, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-248-6800 or www.arlingtonartscenter.org.

Beatley Central Library spring book sale, paperbacks, hardbacks, children’s books, CDs and DVDs. Members preview, 4-8:30 p.m. Thursday (new members, $10); sale, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

Social Security benefits for seniors, how to apply and ways to maximize benefits. 4 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-6300.

Alexandria War of 1812 Commemoration, features a film, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World,” a cocktail reception, exhibit and film discussion. To benefit American Wounded Warriors and British Help for Heroes foundations. 6:30 p.m., Old Town Theater, 815 1 / 2 King St., Alexandria. $45-$75. 703-746-4242 or https://shop.alexandriava.gov.

Figure-drawing workshop, long pose. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $10-$12. 703-836-1468 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.

Holistic Moms Network meeting, Rene Hackney discusses “Siblings and Birth Order.” 6:30-9 p.m., Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 571-451-8273 or jessicahmnarlalex@gmail.com.

Arlington Central Library plant clinic, gardening questions answered by Virginia Cooperative Extension master gardeners. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-6400 or mgarlalex@gmail.com.

Arlington Reads, features novels and collection of stories by author Richard Ford. 7 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free; first come, first served. 703-228-6321 or library.arlingtonva.us.

“The Thousandth Night,” set in France in 1943, an actor entertains his captors with a one-man rendition of “The Arabian Nights.” 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, through May 25, MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $50. 703-548-9044 or www.metrostage.org.

Argentine play: “Turkish Tango,” a comedy by Rafael Bruza in Spanish with live English dubbing. Sponsored by Teatro de la Luna. Opens, 8 p.m. Thursday; show continues, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, through May 18, Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $15-$35. 703-548-3092, www.teatrodelaluna.org or info@teatrodelaluna.org.

U.S. Air Force Band, performs “An Evening of Music for String Quartet” featuring music by Oliver Messiaen. 8 p.m., The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 202-767-5658 or www.usafband.af.mil.

Friday, April 25

Lee Center walkers trip, travel by van to Daingerfield Island and Old Town Alexandria. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $4 with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0555.

Healthy aging lecture, orthopaedic surgeon Matthew Buchanan discusses common foot problems. 11 a.m.-noon, Carlin Springs Health Pavilion of Virginia Hospital Center, 601 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-558-6859.

“Underneath the Lintel,” a librarian chases the borrower of an overdue book around the world, performed by MetroStage. 8 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, through May 25, MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $50. 703-548-9044or www.metrostage.org.

Saturday, April 26

Alexandria farmers market, produce, baked goods, framed art, jewelry and crafts, sponsored by the city, 7 a.m.-noon; Virginia Cooperative Extension plant clinic, 8:30-11 a.m., Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. 703-746-3200 or www.alexandriava.gov.

Nature Center: “Migratory Songbird Walk,” join naturalists searching for warblers, thrushers, scarlet Tanagers and others at Glencarlyn Park. 7-9:30 a.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $10, registration required. (program No. 632944-I). 703-228-6535 or https://registration.arlingtonva.us.

Arlington farmers market, produce, cheese, pasta, buffalo meat, flowers and more, 8 a.m.-noon. Gardening questions answered by Virginia Cooperative Extension master gardeners, 8-11 a.m. Arlington farmers market, North Courthouse Road and North 14th Street. 703-228-3327 or www.arlingtonfarmersmarket.com.

Arlington Kiwanis pancake breakfast also features an antique car show, a moon bounce, raffles and face painting to benefit Eliminate, a project of Kiwanis International. 8 a.m.-noon, Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. $8; ages 5-10, $4; children 4 and younger, free. 703-533-2953, www.arlingtonvakiwanis.org or ecnolen@hotmail.com.

Del Ray farmers market, produce, cheese, flowers, meat, eggs, honey, nuts and baked goods, 8 a.m.-noon; Virginia Cooperative Extension plant clinic, 8:30-11 a.m., Del Ray farmers market, Mount Vernon and East Oxford avenues, Alexandria. 703-683-2570 or www.alexandriava.gov.

Garden Day: Herb and craft sale, features herbs and vegetable plants, master gardeners answer questions, musicians, local artisans and crafters. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. Free; house tour, $5; ages 5-12, $3; children 4 and younger, free. 703-549-2997 or www.nvrpa.org.

Parkfairfax native plant sale, 16 vendors from four states, features native perennials, shrubs and trees. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Parkfairfax, 3601 Valley Dr., Alexandria. 571-232-0375 or www.parkfairfaxnativeplantsale.org.

Alexandria Historic Garden Week, visit five homes from 1787 in the southeast portion of Old Town to benefit historic gardens and landmarks in Virginia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Alexandria Visitors Center, Ramsay House, 221 King St. $40 at any house; $35, in advance; $20, single site. 703-746-3301 or www.vagardenweek.org.

Annual Alexandria Earth Day, features exhibits, a showcase of upcycling creations by Alexandria City Public School students, a tree sale, live animals, music by the Fuse Box and an award presentation. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Dr. Free. 703-883-4686 or www.alexandriava.gov.

Green Living Expo, learn how to green your home, apartment, community and lifestyle. Features vendors, seminars, a raffle, crafts, a do-it-yourself tent and kids activities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., George Mason University at Arlington, Mason Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington. $5. 703-228-6414 or www.arlingtonenvironment.org.

“George McQuinn: Arlington’s All-Star First Baseman,” exhibition features baseball cards, a 1944 World Series program, photos and a McQuinn model bat and gloves. 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Arlington Historical Museum, 1805 S. Arlington Ridge Rd. Free. 703-892-4204 or www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org.

Firefighting History Walking Tour, for age 10 and older. Learn about volunteer firefighting in early Alexandria. 1-2:30 p.m., Friendship Firehouse, 107 S. Alfred St., Alexandria. $6; ages 10-17, $4. Reservations required. 703-746-4994 or apps.alexandriava.gov.

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.

Move Me Festival, features performances, demonstrations and artistic activities focusing on the need to “Get Active, Get Creative, Get Involved.” Sponsored by Bowen McCauley Dance. 1-5 p.m., Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-910-5175 or www.bmdc.org.

Nature Center: Spring plant sale, features spring and summer bloomers, ferns, vines and shrubs and gardening advice. 1-5 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535.

Poetry Salon with Shelly Bell, poets share poetry with visual images. 2 p.m., the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

Nature Center: “Peeper Prowl,” for age 5 and older, search for frogs and other amphibians. 7-8 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $5, registration required (program No. 632954-J). 703-228-6535 or https://registration.arlingtonva.us.

Sunday, April 27

Westover farmers market, fruit, produce, meat, dairy, cut flowers, Turkish specialties. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 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.

“Identification” exhibit, all-media self-portraits by gallery artists. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursday), through May 26. Reception, 6-8 p.m. May 8, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Quilt exhibit, transparency layers; defining “quilt” as anything with three layers by gallery artists. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursday), through May 11, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935 or www.potomacfiberartsgallery.com.

Lavender: Endless Possibilities, Mellenie of Truly-Life demonstrates ways to use lavender. 1-2 p.m., the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free, reservations required. 703-548-0035, www.nvfaa.org or admins@nvfaa.org.

See, Hear, Sketch: “Deer Antlers,” for age 8 and older, learn how deer grow antlers, basic drawing materials provided. 1-2:30 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $7, registration required (program No. 632824-I). 703-228-3403 or https://registration.arlingtonva.us.

U.S. Marine Band, a concert in honor of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. 2-4 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Free. 202-433-4011 or www.marineband.usmc.mil.

The Soviet Story,” film documentary by Edvins Snore that examines the Soviet system. 3 p.m., Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5710 or www.arlingtonsistercity.com.

Presidential salon with James Madison, the president discusses and engages guests about political and personal issues of 1814. 3-4:30 p.m., Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $15; high school and college students, $10. 703-746-4242 or https://shop.alexandriava.gov.

U.S. Army Concert Band, features works by American masters. 3 p.m., Fort Myer, Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-696-3399 or www.usarmyband.com.

Monday, April 28

Horticulture help desk, gardening questions answered by Virginia Cooperative Extension master gardeners. 9 a.m.-noon weekdays, Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6414 or mgarlalex@gmail.com.

Seniors seated-exercise class, for those with balance and mobility problems. 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Drop in, $4 or 15 sessions, $60 with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-4878.

Seniors strength training, using weights to improve strength and flexibility. 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. Drop in, $4 or 15 sessions, $60 with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-4745.

Strength and conditioning club, for age 55 and older. A self-directed group activity. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. William Ramsay Recreation Center, 5650 Sanger Ave., Alexandria. Fitness pass required. 703-746-5558 or www.alexandriava.gov.

“America’s First Green Space” exhibit, photographs of New York’s Central Park by Steve Rosenbach. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday and Thursday, 1-9 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 Military Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-525-9275.

“Mother Earth” ceramics, feminine takes on clay art by the Washington Ceramic Guild. Opens, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursday), through June 1, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-6288 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Pushing the Envelope,” features purses with a personal touch by Annemarie Feld. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, through May 5, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Fiberworks, Studio 14, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-836-5807 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Art League’s exhibits, featuring “Pop Art” by artists using daily objects, advertising, comic books and cultural references in their work; and “Sway,” botanical fiber sculptures by Natalie Shudt. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday (until 9 p.m. Thursday), noon-6 p.m. Sunday, through May 5, Torpedo Factory Art Center, the Art League Gallery, Studio 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.theartleague.org.

Seniors jewelry club, for age 55 and older, create jewelry. Bring materials. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5556 or www.alexandriava.gov.

ESL placement exam, for English as a second language classes to be held May 19-Aug. 8, part of Arlington Public Schools’ Adult Education Program. 5 p.m. Monday, May 5, 12. Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Exam, free; course, $350; people who live and work in Arlington, $200. 703-228-4200 or www.apsva.us.

Agenda: Alexandria program, former mayor Kerry Donley, former city council member Frank Fannon, Poul Hertel of Alexandria Federation of Civic Associations and Deputy City Manager Mark Jinks discuss “Potomac Yard Metro: On Track or Off the Rails?” Reception, 6:30 p.m.; dinner, 6:45 p.m.; program, 7:15 p.m., Holiday Inn Eisenhower Metro Hotel, 2460 Eisenhower Ave. Dinner, $28-$40; reserve by Friday. 703-548-7089, www.agendaalexandria.com or agendaalexandria@aol.com.

Biography book club, discuss Bill Bryson’s book, “The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir” about growing up in the 1950s. 7-8 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

The art of ballroom dance, learn the fox trot, waltz, tango, swing salsa and more. Beginners, 7-7:45 p.m.; advanced, 7:45-8:30 p.m.; practice, 8:30-9 p.m., the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. $15. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

Tuesday, April 29

Birding trip to Virginia’s Northern Neck, includes stops at Westmoreland State Park and Washington’s birthplace for migrant songbirds and warbler sightings. Bring binoculars, a bag lunch, a drink and snacks. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Lubber Run Recreation Center, Parking Lot, 300 N. Park Dr., Arlington. $45, registration required (program No. 632844-B). 703-228-3403 or https://registration.arlingtonva.us.

“Sit Down and Take a Stand” exhibit, features Samuel W. Tucker and the 1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Free. 703-746-4356 or www.alexblackhistory.org.

Benefits of staying hydrated, discussed by Kelly Arthur of Virginia Health Care Services. 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-0955.

Meditation and Buddhism introductory class, “The Power of Love,” led by Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Varahi. Class includes teaching, guided meditation and a question-and-answer session. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through May 20, Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, Arlington Branch, First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, 601 N. Vermont St. $10. 202-986-2257 or www.meditation-dc.org.

U.S. Army Band, a tribute to the rock band the Police. 7:30 p.m., Fort Myer, Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-696-3399 or www.usarmyband.com.

“Tender Napalm,” Matthew Gardiner directs Philip Ridley’s play in which a couple struggle with violence and fantasy. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, through May 11, Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $40-$87. 703-820-9771.

“The Threepenny Opera,” the theater transforms into London’s gritty underworld in this reimagined futuristic distopia inspired by “The Beggar’s Opera.” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, through June 1, Signature Theatre, Max Theater, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $29-$69. 703-820-9771 or www.signature-theatre.org.

Wednesday, April 30

Walking club trip, travel by van to the National Arboretum in the District. 9:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $4 with 55+ Pass. 703-228-4403.

Postpartum support group, for women with depression or anxiety during pregnancy or in the first year after childbirth. 10:30 a.m.-noon the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, Virginia Hospital Center, Women and Infant Health Lobby, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-829-7152 or jalyn.psva@gmail.com.

“To Serve the Living” lecture, Suzanne E. Smith of George Mason University discusses “To Serve the Living: Funeral Directors and the African American Way of Death.” 7 p.m., Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-4356 or www.alexandriava.gov.

Arlington garden talk, topics include crop selection and soils, seed starting, edible landscaping, composting and starting a garden. 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-5990 or library.arlingtonva.us.

Art on the Rocks, local mixologists select a piece of artwork from the Pop Art exhibit to create an artistic cocktail and appetizers, drawings for prizes and jazz by the Gassmann Duo. 7-10 p.m., Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Studio 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. $35 (must be 21 and older); reservations required. 703-683-1780 or www.eventbrite.com.

Duncan Branch Library book sale, paperbacks, hardbacks, children’s books, CDs and DVDs. Members preview, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday (new members, $10); sale, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 1, 10 a.m. -6 p.m. May 2, 10 a.m-3 p.m May 3, James M. Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. 703-746-1705 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

Threads of Time, author Rosemary Reed Miller discusses the history of African American fashion and features a 1920s fashion show. 7-8:30 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

Through the Perilous Fight,” author Steve Vogel discusses his book focusing on the capture and occupation of Alexandria during the War of 1812. 7:30-8:30 p.m., the Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St. $5, registration required. 703-746-4994 or https://shop.alexandriava.gov.

Alexandria postpartum support group, for women suffering depression or anxiety during pregnancy or in the first year following childbirth. 7:30-9 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Fairlington United Methodist Church, Room 109, 3900 King St., Alexandria. Free. 571-403-0673 or suzjdoyle@gmail.com.

Thursday, May 1

Seniors pickleball games, for age 55 and older. 9 a.m.-noon weekly, Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5552 or www.alexandriava.gov.

“Printed, Painted, Potted,” etchings, lithographs, monotypes, paintings and ceramics by Avis Fleming. Opens, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 1; show continues, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, through June 30. Reception, 2-4 p.m. May 4, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Printmakers, Studio 325, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1342 or www.tfpi.org.

Arlington Central Library spring book sale, categories include military, history, science, math; paperbacks, children’s books, collector’s items, phonograph records, DVDs, CDs. Members-only night (new member accepted at the door), 5:30-9 p.m. May 1; sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 2, 3; half-price sale, noon-6 p.m. May 4, Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-5990 or library.arlingtonva.us.

“Shrek—The Musical,” performed by Washington-Lee High School students. 7 p.m. May 1-3, Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington. $10. 703-228-6200.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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