AlexandriaArlington Community Events March 9-16, 2006

AlexandriaArlington Community Events March 9-16, 2006

Thursday, March 9, 2006

Thursday 9

BOWEN MCCAULEY DANCE, for seniors, performances, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Gunston Theater One, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $10. 703-524-4641.

SENIORS DRIVING COURSE, a two-day refresher by AARP, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today and tomorrow, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. $10; registration required. 703-228-5722.

"STRETCHED TIGHT" EXHIBIT, paintings by various artists, reception, 6-9 p.m. today; show continues, noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, through March 26, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4.

SECOND THURSDAY ART NIGHT, visit art studios, meet artists, with light refreshments, 6-9 p.m., Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565 or http://www.torpedofactory.org .

AFFORDABLE HOUSING, discussed by the Alexandria mayor, vice mayor and other local officials, sponsored by Housing Action, 7 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2701 Cameron Mills Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-836-1021 or http://www.housingaction.net .

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAM, photographers David Applegate and Jim Steele discuss "The Impact of Digital Technology on the Future of the Silver Gelatin Print," 7-9 p.m., Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-7710.

FORT MYER CONCERT, "Young Artist Competition Finals," by string, woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists in grades nine to twelve from the Washington area, 7:30 p.m., Brucker Hall, Washington Boulevard and South Second Street, Arlington. Free. 703-696-3399 or http://www.usarmyband.com .

HISTORY OF A WEDDING, Susan Anthony, a specialist in mid-19th-century American weddings, discusses Robert E. Lee and Mary Anne Randolph Custis's wedding at Arlington House, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-536-8270.

FOUR MILE RUN HEARINGS, to discuss the draft of the Four Mile Run Restoration Master Plan, focusing on the waterway between Interstate 395 and its mouth near Reagan National Airport, a meeting of the Alexandria City Council and Planning Commission and Arlington County Board and Planning Commission, 7:30 p.m. today and 9:30 a.m. March 18, Alexandria City Hall, City Council chamber, second floor, 301 King St. Free. 703-838-5041, Ext. 440, or 703-838-3866, Ext. 333.

PUERTO RICAN PLAY, "The Queens of Chantecler," performed by Angela Meyer, in Spanish with English supertitles, 8 p.m. today and Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Teatro de la Luna, Gunston Arts Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $25; seniors and students, $20. 703-548-3092 or http://www.teatrodelaluna.org .

"DEATH AND THE KING'S HORSEMAN ," a play by Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka, the 1986 Nobel literature laureate, about the conflict between Western colonial culture and native values as Europeans interfere with the custom of a king's horseman committing suicide upon the king's death to accompany him to the afterlife, performed by Washington Shakespeare Company, 8 p.m. today and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $22-$30. 703-418-4808 or 800-494-8497.

Friday 10

ALEXANDRIA ANTIQUES SHOW, exhibitors, wine tastings, sponsored by Antiques in Alexandria, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Episcopal High School, 3800 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. $14-$45. 703-548-7469 or www.antiquesinalexandria.com .


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