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Alexandria and Arlington community calendar July 15-22, 2010

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thursday 15

SLAPSTICON FILM FESTIVAL, screenings of silent and sound comedies, including "Africa Screams," 7 p.m. Thursday; "Too Many Kisses," 9 p.m. Thursday; "Snark Ensemble," 2 p.m. Friday; "The Round Up," 8 p.m. Friday; "Modern Love," 2 p.m. Saturday; and "A Thief Catcher," 8 p.m. Saturday. Other shows, 1 p.m.-midnight Thursday; 9 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. Four-day admission, $99; single day, $30; half-day, $16. 703-228-1841, 703-228-1850 or

SIGNATURE'S "SIZZLIN' SUMMER CABARET," Broadway, jazz, blues, rock and more, featuring Tracy Lynn Olivera, 8 p.m. Thursday; Ain't Got No (a rock/pop cabaret), 7:30 p.m. Friday; Will Gartshore, 9:30 p.m. Friday; Stephen Gregory Smith and Karissa Swanigan, 8 p.m. Tuesday; Sandy Bainum, 8 p.m. Wednesday; Natascia Diaz with Michael Pemberton, 8 p.m. July 22; Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, 7:30 p.m. July 23; Bob McDonald, 9:30 p.m. July 23; Colleen McHugh, 7:30 p.m. July 24; and Natascia Diaz, 9:30 p.m. July 24, Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $20. 703-820-9771 or

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

MUSIC, ROSSLYN FARMERS MARKET, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. concerts by Steve Wolf and Swingspeak, Thursday, and the Patty Reese Band, July 22; 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

"GLOBAL RHYTHM" EXHIBIT, "2D" and "3D" art inspired by specific locales. Noon-4 p.m. Thursday, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827 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.

"WELCOME" FRENCH FILM, by Philippe Lioret, about two couples contending with issues of separation and dislocation (in French with English subtitles). 6:30 p.m., Arlington Central Library, auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-3346.

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

BLUES, SWING AND JAZZ CONCERT, by Jim Stephanson and John Previti. 7-9 p.m., Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565 or

GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP, Tim O'Brien's work, "The Things They Carried." 7 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-931-3559.

ALEXANDRIA HARMONIZERS, concert. 7:30 p.m., Fort Ward Park, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-883-4686.

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"OF ITSELF: MEDIUM AS MESSAGE," paint, wood, clay and scrap metal by Christian Benefiel, Michael Fitts, Joanne Kent 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

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