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

April 23, 2014
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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