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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thursday, March 3

"Main Attractions: Centerpieces for Valentine's Day," by Ceramic Guild. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Admission, free. 703-548-6288 or www.torpedofactory.org.

"The Songfellows" auditions, for age 55 and older, join the men's four-part harmony group. 10 a.m.-noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

AARP tax preparation help, tax aides prepare and electronically file tax returns for age 60 and over and low- and moderate-income taxpayers, sponsored by the AARP Foundation. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays, through April 14, Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-5990 or www.aarp.org/taxaide.

"Hamtdaa: Together" festival, featuring an exhibit of dance masks, costumes and paintings by Gankhuyag Natsag, opening 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and reception 6-9 p.m. Thursday; show continues, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, through May 1. "Discover Tsam," a Mongolian ritual dance, 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Sunday. Learn about Mongolian heritage, 2 p.m. Saturday, Artisphere, Terrace Gallery, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.

"Malaysia Journeys" photo exhibit, by Blake Stenning. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Multiple Exposures Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-2205 or www.torpedofactory.org.

"Bare Bones" paintings exhibit, by Ruth Trevarrow. Opens noon-4 p.m. Thursday; reception, 4-6 p.m. Sunday; show continues, noon-4 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, through April 10, the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

"Juno and the Paycock," Sean O'Casey's stage tragedy about a struggling Irish family following that country's Civil War. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through March 20, Artisphere, Black Box Theater, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Pay what you can, Saturday matinees; $25-$35. 800-494-8497 or www.washingtonshakespeare.org.

"His Eye is on the Sparrow," a musical about the life of jazz singer Ethel Waters. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays and Wednesdays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 3 and 7 p.m. Sundays, through March 20, MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $45-$50; students, $25. 703-548-9044, 800-494-8497 or www.metrostage.org.

From Uruguay with laughter, Teatro de la Luna prevents "How to Avoid Falling in Love with the Wrong Man," a comedy performed by Graciela Rodriguez, in Spanish with English surtitles. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays, through March 12, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $20-$30. 703-548-3092 or www.teatrodelaluna.org.

Friday, March 4

AARP tax preparation help, tax aides prepare and electronically file tax returns for low and moderate income, and age 60 and older, taxpayers, sponsored by the AARP Foundation. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 1:15-7:45 p.m. Tuesdays, through April 15, Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5710 or www.aarp.org/taxaide.

"Beyond Form: Expressing Art," all-media abstract works by area artists. Opening reception, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday; show, noon-4 p.m. Thursdays, noon-9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Sundays, through March 27, Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.

Washington Antiquarian Book Fair, about 70 exhibitors offer rare books, manuscripts, documents, maps and other memorabilia, to benefit Concord Hill School. 5-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 N. Fort Myer Dr., Arlington. Two-day admission, $14; Saturday only, $8. 202-363-4999.


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