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Alexandria and Arlington community events, May 6-13, 2010

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thursday 6

TORPEDO FACTORY FOLK CONCERT, by Lynn Hollyfield and Grace Griffith. 7-9 p.m., Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4199 or

"CLASSICAL REALISM, NEW WORKS," paintings by Teresa Oaxaca. Opens 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), noon-6 p.m. Sundays, through June 7. Reception, 6:30-8 p.m. May 13, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or

PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW AND SALE, by Vickie Lewis. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Lee-Fendall House Museum, 614 Oronoco St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-1789 or

SENIORS DRIVING CLASS, a two-day refresher by AARP, sponsored by the Alexandria Police Department. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday and Tuesday, Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. $14; AARP members, $12; registration required. 703-751-4585.

"KAFKA'S METAMORPHOSIS," performed by Synetic Theater, about a traveling salesman who finds himself transformed into a rodent. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through May 22, Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. $15-$45. 703-228-1850 or

URUGUAYAN PLAY, performance of "Heartstrings," by Dino Armas, in Spanish with English surtitles, sponsored by Teatro de la Luna. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, through May 29, Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $20-$30. 703-998-4555 or

Friday 7

T.C. WILLIAMS STUDENT ART SHOW, works by juniors and seniors. Opens 7-10 p.m. Friday; show, noon-4 p.m. Thursday, noon-9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Sundays, through May 16, Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-824-6800 or

"JUST IMAGINE," a planetarium journey to the universe. 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Sundays, through June 20, Arlington Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. $3; seniors and age 12 and younger, $2. 703-228-6070.

"SON OF A STAND-UP COMEDIAN," a play about a "Scottish Jewish guitar playing rocker" surviving New York's SoHo music scene in the 1980s, performed by Paul Scott Goodman. 8 p.m. Friday, 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $45-$50. 800-494-8497, 703-548-9044 or

ROSSLYN OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL, dusk screenings of 1990s films, Fridays through Sept. 3; Friday's film is "Wayne's World," sponsored by Rosslyn Business Improvement District. Take blankets and low chairs, Gateway Park, Lee Highway and North Lynn Street, Arlington. Free. 703-522-6628 or

Saturday 8

"[title of show]," a musical comedy about two writers writing a witty musical, performed by Signature Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, through June 27, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $52-$76. 703-573-7328 or

CIVIL WAR BUS TOUR, visit sites associated with Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, led by a tour guide. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. $110, registration required by Thursday. 703-746-4848.

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