Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia

Thursday, June 15, 2006

A Real "Faux" House Tour an Arlington fixer-upper transformed to show inexpensive renovation techniques, all "faux." Wood counters have been made to look like granite and cement reworked to look like wood and marble. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of New Orleans. Tours end today. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 1457 N. Longfellow St. $22; 703-971-8252 or http://www.fauxhouse.com/ .

Women in Art Work from Empowered Women International's artisans-in-training -- many immigrants from such places as Sudan, Israel, Belize, Honduras, Iran and Pakistan -- is on exhibit (and for sale) today in "Women Without Borders" at the Art League's Duke Street Annex. With an opening reception featuring wine and other goodies from Whole Foods Market. Free. 6-9 p.m. 1 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-683-1780.

Saturday

Lights Off "Guachos," we barely knew ye. Teatro de la Luna's Spanish-language play, about a dark apartment and dark pasts, closes after Saturday's performances. (With English surtitles.) At 3 and 8 p.m., $15-$25. Gunston Arts Center Theatre Two, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-548-3092.

Party on the Potomac Alexandria Red Cross's annual Waterfront Festival, with replicas of historic ships, bands and food, is more than an opportunity to catch the river breeze. It's a chance to do so on a Ferris wheel while overlooking Washington. Skip the tickets and go for $15 wristbands ensuring unlimited rides at opening, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday or 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Adults, $10; ages 2-12, $5; younger than 2, free. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Oronoco Bay Park, 701 N. Lee St. 703-549-8300 or http://www.waterfrontfestival.org/ .

Saturday

Lights Off "Guachos," we barely knew ye. Teatro de la Luna's Spanish-language play, about a dark apartment and dark pasts, closes after Saturday's performances. (With English surtitles.) At 3 and 8 p.m., $15-$25. Gunston Arts Center Theatre Two, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-548-3092.

Party on the Potomac Alexandria Red Cross's annual Waterfront Festival, with replicas of historic ships, bands and food, is more than an opportunity to catch the river breeze. It's a chance to do so on a Ferris wheel while overlooking Washington. Skip the tickets and go for $15 wristbands ensuring unlimited rides at opening, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday or 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Adults, $10; ages 2-12, $5; younger than 2, free. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Oronoco Bay Park, 701 N. Lee St. 703-549-8300 or http://www.waterfrontfestival.org .


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