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This calendar included a listing for a workshop on family history at the Lyceum in Alexandria. The event was canceled.
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Alexandria and Arlington community events, Oct. 14-21, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday, Oct. 14

SECOND THURSDAY ART NIGHT, visit studios, meet artists and listen to live music. 6-9 p.m., Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565 or http://www.torpedofactory.org.

"CLOSED CAPTIONED," large-scale mixed-media paintings by Shaun Richards. Reception, 6-8 p.m. Thursday (art talk, 7 p.m.); show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), through Oct. 31, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4, or http://www.torpedofactory.org.

ROOTS MUSIC, by guitarist Sol. 7 p.m., the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. $10. 703-548-0035 or http://www.sol-roots.com.

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES, Corky Palmer leads classes in preparation for the Gasdby Masquerade Ball on Oct. 23. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 21, Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $12 per class, reservations requested. 703-746-4242 or http://www.gadsbystavern.org.

"GLIMPSES OF THE MOON," a Jazz Age musical about New York society in 1922. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $45-$50. 703-548-9044, 800-494-8497 or http://www.metrostage.org.

"THE TENTH MAN," a Paddy Chayefsky comedic drama about a Jewish "exorcism," performed by American Century Theater. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington County. $26-$35. 703-998-4555 or http://www.americancentury.org.

MUSIC, ROSSLYN FARMERS MARKET, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. concerts by Jazz Men, Thursday, and Jah Works, Oct. 21; 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 http://www.rosslynva.org/play/markets.

BALLSTON FARMERS MARKET, produce, teas, pastries, jewelry, photography and digital artwork, sponsored by Ballston-Virginia Square Partnership. 3-7 p.m., Welburn Square, Wilson Boulevard and Taylor Street, Arlington. 703-528-3527.

Friday, Oct. 15

"A FOX ON THE FAIRWAY" PLAY, Ken Ludwig's comedic tribute to the English farces of the 1930s and 1940s. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, through Nov. 14. No performances 2 p.m. this Saturday and 7:30 p.m. this Tuesday, Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $50-$76. 703-820-9771 or http://www.signature-theatre.org.

"FROM EARTH TO SKY" EXHIBIT, ceramic sculpture by Janet Gohres. Opens 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday; show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, through Oct. 23. Reception, 5-7 p.m. (artist talk, 6 p.m.), Oct. 23, Northern Virginia Community College, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Free. 703-845-6156 or http://www.schlesingercenter.com.

"FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH" EXHIBIT, oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, ceramics, pottery and turned wood show and sale, by Arlington Artists Alliance. Reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday; show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Fairlington Community Center multipurpose room, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. Admission, free. 202-624-3611 or http://www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org.

"THE SECRET MARRIAGE," performance by Aurora Opera Theatre. 8 p.m. Friday and Oct. 21 and 23 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. $5-$30. 703-528-1433 or http://www.auroraopera.org.


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