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Alexandria, Arlington community calendar, March 10-17, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thursday, March 10

"Mix It Up" exhibit, member artists demonstrates fiber art techniques. 1-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935 or

"Water Marks" watercolor exhibit, by Barry D. Lindley. Opens, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and reception, 6-9 p.m., Thursday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Sundays, through April 14. Artist's talk, 1 p.m. March 26, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or

AARP tax preparation help, for low- and moderate-income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, 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., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5990 or

"Bare Bones" paintings exhibit, by Ruth Trevarrow. 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

"Beyond From: Expressing Art," all-media abstract works by area artists. 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

"The Many Faces of George Washington," exhibit features Washington's leadership through a series of panels. 2-8 p.m. Thursdays, 1-8 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Sundays, Historic Alexandria History Center and Museum Store, 101 N. Union St., Alexandria. Admission, free. 703-746-4760.

Second Thursday Art Night, featuring New Orleans Jazz music by saxophonist Tedd Baker, a mask craft and artists in open studios. 6-9 p.m., Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Admission, free. 703-838-4565 or

"Juno and the Paycock," Sean O'Casey's tragedy about a struggling Irish family during the Irish 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. Saturday matinees, pay what you can; other shows, $25-$35. 800-494-8497 or

"His Eye Is on the Sparrow," musical about the life of jazz singer Ethel Waters. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays and Wednesday, 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

"From Uruguay With Laughter," sponsored by Teatro de la Luna. "How to Avoid Falling in Love With the Wrong Man," a comedy performed by Graciela Rodriguez, in Spanish with English surtitles. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $20-$30. 703-548-3092 or

Friday, March 11

AARP tax preparation help, for low- and moderate-income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, 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

"Hamtdaa: Together" festival, featuring an exhibit of dance masks, costumes and paintings by Gankhuyag Natsag, 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 p.m. Friday and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Artisphere, Terrace Gallery, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-875-1100 or

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