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Alexandria and Arlington community events, July 8-15, 2010

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday 8

"ART IN BALANCE: RHYTHM AND REPETITION," paintings by Marsha Staiger and sculpture by Alison Sigethy. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Thursday; show continues, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), through Aug. 15, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4, or

"STORIES IN PAPER" EXHIBIT, collages by Megan Coyle. Opening reception, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday; show continues, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), noon-6 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 2. Art talk, 7-8 p.m. July 15, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or

"TRANSITIONS: SANCTUARY AND CARNIVAL" EXHIBIT, photographs by Karen Keating and Janet Matthews. Art talk, 7:30 p.m. Thursday; show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Aug. 8, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Multiple Exposures Gallery, Studio 312, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-2205 or

MUSIC, ROSSLYN FARMERS MARKET, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. concerts by Memphis Gold, Thursday, and Steve Wolf and Swingspeak, July 15; sale of produce, pastries, tea and more, sponsored by Rosslyn Business Improvement District, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays, North Oak Street and Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. 703-228-1850, 703-522-6628 or

"OF ITSELF: MEDIUM AS MESSAGE," paint, wood, clay and scrap metal by Christian Benefiel, Michael Fitts, Joanne Kent, Kevin Kepple and others. Noon-4 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, through Aug. 1, the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or

BALLSTON FARMERS MARKET, sale of produce, teas, pies and pastries; crafts and handbags; and a concert by Janna Audey, sponsored by Ballston-Virginia Square Partnership. 3-7 p.m., Welburn Square, Wilson Boulevard and Taylor Street, Arlington. 703-528-3527.

CENTRAL LIBRARY PLANT CLINIC, master gardeners of Northern Virginia offer advice, sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6414.

ERIC SCOTT POP CONCERT, 7 p.m., the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. $10. 703-548-0035.

U.S. ARMY BLUES, concert. 7:30 p.m., Washington-Lee High School, auditorium, 1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Free. 703-696-3399 or

SIGNATURE'S "SIZZLIN' SUMMER CABARET," 8 p.m. Broadway, jazz, blues and rock performances, through July 24, featuring: Chris Miller and Scott Davenport Richards, Thursday; "Tamar and the River" theatrical musical performance, Friday and Saturday; Nick Blaemire and Danica Dora, Tuesday; Bligh Voth and Weslie Woodley, Wednesday; Tracy Lynn Olivera, July 15. Other performances: Ain't Got No (a rock/pop cabaret), 7:30 p.m. July 16; Will Gartshore, 9:30 p.m. July 16; Stephen Gregory Smith and Karissa Swanigan, 8 p.m. July 20; "Sandy Bainum Sings Dorothy Parker," 8 p.m. July 21; Natascia Diaz with Michael Pemberton, 8 p.m. July 22; Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, 7:30 p.m. July 23; "Bob McDonald Sings John Raitt," 9:30 p.m. July 23; "Colleen McHugh: The Songs of Judy Garland, 7:30 p.m. July 24; and Natascia Diaz, 9:30 p.m. July 24, Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $20. 571-527-1860 or

Friday 9

SENIORS DUMBARTON HOUSE TOUR, travel by bus to Washington for a tour of the house and a buffet lunch at Filomena Ristorante, sponsored by Arlington Senior Adult Travel. Bus departs from three Arlington locations: Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., 9:30 a.m.; Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr., 9:45 a.m.; and Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., 10 a.m. Bus returns at 4 p.m. $48, registration required. 703-228-4748.

"THE ADVENTURES OF UNCLE RABBIT," for age 4 and older, performance by Synetic Family Theater. 12:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through Aug. 15. Additional performances, 11 a.m. this Friday and July 23 and Aug. 6 and 20, Synetic Family Theatre, 4041 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $15; in advance, $12. 703-824-6200 or

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