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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday, Oct. 28

"CREATING SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES," discussed by Holly H. Shimizu of the U.S. Botanic Garden, sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington County. Free, registration required. 703-228-6414.

"CLOSED CAPTIONED," large mixed-media paintings by Shaun Richards. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4, or

ART OUTLET EXHIBIT, mixed media by Michael Auger, Jennifer Beinhacker, Andrea Collins and others. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays, through Nov. 9, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Admission, free. 703-838-4565 or

"A STUDY OF PASSING EVENTS," drawings by J.J. Cromer. Noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Friday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or

LUNCHTIME CHAMBER CONCERT, Friday Morning Music Club featuring guitarist Charles Mokotoff, pianist Donna Baldwin and soprano Sharon Guertin Shafer, works by Casseus, Ponce, Solis and others. Take a bag lunch; tea and coffee provided. Noon-1 p.m., Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850 or

FORTY+ DANCE AND WORKSHOP, a performance by Jane Franklin Dance Forty+ Group followed by a dance workshop. 1 p.m. Thursday and next Thursday, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-6300.

SHORT STORY GROUP DISCUSSION, selections from "Art of the Short Story." 7 p.m., Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1704.

SPANISH PLAY, "The Happiest Day of Our Lives" by Laila Ripoll, in Spanish with English surtitles, sponsored by Teatro de la Luna. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $25-$30. 703-548-3092 or

"WALTER CRONKITE IS DEAD," a comedy performed by Signature Theater. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call theater for schedule through Dec. 26, Signature Theatre, ARK Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $50-$76. 703-820-9771, 703-573-7328 or

Friday, Oct. 29

RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN, ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, the composers' music performed by George Mason University Opera and Chamber Orchestra. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, George Mason University, Harris Theater, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. $20; seniors and students, $15. 888-945-2468, or

SENIORS DELAWARE TRIP, travel by bus to Wilmington to visit the Delaware Art Museum and have tea at Hotel Dupont, sponsored by Arlington County 55+ Travel. Bus departs from three Arlington locations: Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., 7:15 a.m.; Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., 7:30 a.m.; and Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735S. 18th St., 7:45 a.m. Bus returns at 6:15 p.m. $84, registration required. 703-228-4748.

"THE BEST HAUNTED HOUSE EVER," performed by the Children's Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 7, Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. $10; seniors, students and children, $8. 703-548-1154, Ext. 1, or

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