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Places to Eat That You Should Know About

Of the hundreds of places to eat in Arlington and Alexandria, these are some of my favorites. This list is not encyclopedic. There are no rankings. These are just nine places -- some are single restaurants and others are locations offering lots of choices -- that you should know about if you live here.

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Museums and Historic Sites

Arlington Historical Museum
1805 S. Arlington Ridge Rd.
Arlington 22202
703-892-4204
information@arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org
arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org
Hours: 1-4 p.m. weekends. Closed in February.

Arlington House
The Robert E. Lee Memorial
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington 22211
703-235-1530
www.nps.gov/arho
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. The Robert E. Lee Museum at Arlington House is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Arlington House grounds are open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. from April 1 to Sept. 30 and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. from Oct. 1 to March 31. Arlington House grounds and museum are closed Christmas and New Yearís Day.
Contact address: Arlington House, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Turkey Run Park, McLean, Va. 22101.

Arlington Planetarium
1426 N. Quincy St.
Arlington 22207
703-228-6070
www.arlington.k12.va.us/instruct/science/planetarium
Open 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Sundays; monthly sky lecture "Stars Tonight": 7:30 p.m. first Mondays (except holidays, when the planetarium is open the second Monday instead). Closed during the summer.
Admission: $3; $2 for 12 and younger and seniors.

Black Heritage Museum of Arlington
951 S. George Mason Dr., Suite 204
Arlington 22204
703-271-8700
www.arlingtonblackheritage.org
This is the information center for exhibits and events throughout Arlington.

Cherrydale Volunteer Firehouse
Arlington County Fire Station No. 3
3900 Lee Hwy.
Arlington 22207
703-525-9418
The Cherrydale Volunteer Firehouse is the home of the oldest volunteer fire department in Arlington County.

Washington, D.C., Museums and Cultural Resources
SCENES AND SIGHTS around the region

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Arts Organizations

Metropolitan Chorus
3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr.
Arlington 22206
703-933-2500
Fax: 703-228-1851
info@metchorus.org
www.metchorus.org
Performs in Arlington and the Washington metropolitan area. Carol Dunlap, managing director; Barry S. Hemphill, artistic director.

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Dance

Jane Franklin Dance
3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr.
Arlington 22206
703-298-3235
info@janefranklin.com
www.janefranklin.com

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Galleries

Ellipse Arts Center
4350 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 125
Arlington 22203
703-228-7710
Fax: 703-516-4468
www.arlingtonarts.org/ellipseartscenter.htm

Lee Arts Center
5722 Lee Hwy.
Arlington 22207
703-228-0560
Fax: 703-228-0559
leearts@arlingtonva.us
www.arlingtonarts.org/leearts.htm

Arlington Arts Center
3550 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington 22201
703-248-6800
info@arlingtonartscenter.org
www.arlingtonartscenter.org
Exhibitions and art classes for adults and children and free special programs open to the public. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays.

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Theaters and Theater companies

American Century Theater
P.O. Box 6313
Arlington 22206
703-553-8782
Fax: 703-642-1228
info@americancentury.org
www.americancentury.org
Performs at Gunston Arts Centerís Theatre II, 2700 S. Lang St. in Arlington.

Arlington Players
3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr.
Arlington 22206
703-549-1063
tap@thearlingtonplayers.org
www.thearlingtonplayers.org
Performs at the Thomas Jefferson Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd.

Fountainhead Theatre
2003 Columbia Pike, Suite 218
Arlington 22204
703-920-5923
www.fountainheadtheatre.com
No performances scheduled because of a lack of funding. Normally performs at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr.

Keegan Theatre
P.O. Box 17407
Arlington 22216
703-892-0202
Fax: 703-536-4090
keegantheatre@keegantheatre.com
www.keegantheatre.com
Performance locations vary.

Signature Theatre
2800 S. Stafford St.
Arlington 22206
703-820-9771
Fax: 703-820-7790
tickets@signature-theatre.org
www.signature-theatre.org
The 2007 season opens at a new address in a state-of-the-art theater complex, constructed at a cost of $16 million, in Shirlington Village.

Teatro de la Luna
4020 Georgia Ave. NW
Washington 20011
202-882-6227
703-548-3092
Fax: 202-291-2357
info@teatrodelaluna.org
www.teatrodelaluna.org
Performances take place at Gunston Theater I and II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington.

Washington Shakespeare Company
Clark Street Playhouse
601 S. Clark St.
Arlington 22202
703-418-4808
Fax: 703-418-4809
info@washingtonshakespeare.org
www.washingtonshakespeare.org

Firebelly Productions
4908 N. 17th St.
Arlington 22207
703-409-2372
firebelly_press@yahoo.com
www.firebellyproductions.net
Offers training and theater experiences to young adults. Performances at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr.

Classika Theatre
4041 S. 28th St.
Arlington 22206
703-824-6200
Fax: 703-824-4827
703-824-0660
classika@classika.org
www.classika.org
Productions are geared to family audiences, with the goal of involving children in theater arts at an early age. Studio is at 2788 S. Arlington Mill Dr., Suite 110.

Encore Stage & Studio
2515 N. Randolph St.
Arlington 22207
703-548-1154
info@encorestage.org
www.encorestage.org
This organization aims to introduce young people to all aspects of theater. Five performances a year produced by children and for children take place in the Childrenís Theatre. Young Actors Studio offers schoolyear classes and summer programs. Act III presents summer workshops for teenagers 15 and older, and for adults.

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Venues and Regional Theater

Gunston Arts Center
2700 South Lang St.
Arlington 22207
703-228-1850
Fax: 703-228-1851
www.arlingtonarts.org

Rosslyn Spectrum
1611 N. Kent St.
Arlington 22209
703-276-6701
Fax: 703-228-1851
703-228-1843
www.arlingtonarts.org
A 387-seat theater and conference hall for live performances. Available for rental.
Leslie Pelzer, facilities manager.

Thomas Jefferson Theatre
125 S. Old Glebe Rd.
Arlington 22204
703-228-1850
Box office: 703-228-5930
www.arlingtonarts.org
Community theater.

On Stage: Regional Performance Venues, Theater Companies and Children's Theater

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Shopping Centers

Ballston Common Mall
4238 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington 22203
703-243-8088
www.ballston-common.com
Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Sundays; holiday hours vary.

Fashion Centre at Pentagon City
1100 S. Hayes St.
Arlington 22202
703-415-2400
www.fashioncentrepentagon.com
Hours: 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays. Holiday hours may vary. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Guide to Selected Shopping Centers and Malls in the Washington Area

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