A Week of Festivities

Herndon will showcase local talent in its community-wide Arts Week Celebration tomorrow through Nov. 18. The second annual Herndon Cabaret will kick off festivities on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Industrial Strength Theatre.

Other events to promote participation in the arts will include "Pieces of Virginia," an exhibition by 11 Virginia quilters. The show will be on display at the Herndon Community Center through Nov. 24, with a special tour, discussion, reception and film, "Quilts in Women's Lives," from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 11. A display by Herndon High School students will run through the end of the month at the Bank of Potomac, 230 Herndon Pkwy. From 1 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 18, the Herndon Museum and Depot will sponsor craft and visual arts demonstrations, and the Herndon Old Town Gallery will host an open house. Call 689-9535.

Artists' AIDS Exhibit

Twelve regional artists have created artwork in response to the AIDS crisis for the exhibition "Outcry: Artists Answer AIDS." There will be an opening reception for the show from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Later in the month, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29, the center will host a panel discussion on the exhibition. The center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 524-1494.

Vienna Society Art Show

"Treasury of Art," the Vienna Arts Society's 21st annual juried show and sale at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. will be held Nov. 16 through Nov. 18. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The show is open to all area artists. Artists may obtain entry forms by calling 941-1999 or 534-8629, and can register their work at the Vienna Community Center 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Accepted artists may bring up to six additional unframed works. Call 255-6360.

Gallery Presents 'Light'n Up'

The Target Gallery is presenting "Light'n Up," a lighting exhibition, through Dec. 2. The show features candlesticks, hanging rock lamps, a "rhino sconce," a "snake lamp" and many other unusual lighting designs. The Gallery, at the Torpedo Factory Art Center at 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, is open daily noon to 5 p.m., except Tuesdays. Call 549-5543.

Animals Exhibition

An exhibition of artwork by Bowie artist Francis E. Sweet entitled "Animals: A Perspective" runs through Nov. 29 at the National Wildlife Federation's Wildlife Gallery of Art, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by arrangement. Call 790-4437.

Artist's Work on Display

The Art League is sponsoring a show of works by Felicia Belair-Rigdon at 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. The work will be on display today through Dec. 3. The gallery will host an artist reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 11. Call 683-1780.