Thursday 20 ALEXANDRIA ART EXHIBIT, "The Sunday Series: African American Images," by Avis Fleming, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through March 31, Alexandria Black History Resource Center, 638 N. Alfred St. Free. 703-838-4356.

ARLINGTON VIEW HISTORY, Joan White moderates a discussion on the history of the neighborhood, 10 a.m., Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-7696.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, "A River Sutra," by Gita Mehta, 7-8:30 p.m., Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-931-3559.

ARLINGTON SENIORS & KIDS CONCERT, Brighton Gardens Assisted Living Chorale and Jamestown Elementary School Chorus perform, 7 p.m., the school, 3700 N. Delaware St., Arlington. Free. 703-294-6875.

Friday 21 ARLINGTON ART EXHIBIT, "Clark and Hogan: Paintings and Collaborations," 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, through March 4, Marymount University, Reinsch Library, Barry Gallery, 2807 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-284-1561.

SPANISH PLAY, "Rojo Carmin" (Blazing Red), performed by the Mexican troupe La Matraka, in Spanish with English interpretation, part of Teatro de la Luna's International Festival of Hispanic Theater, 8 p.m. Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Gunston Arts Center, Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $25. 703-348-3092 or

ARLINGTON SENIOR BOOK CLUB, discussion of "A Fine Balance," by Rohinton Mistry, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5722.

ALEXANDRIA PLAY, "ART," about an expensive piece of art that exposes the turmoil in the friendship of three men, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St. $12-$15. 703-683-0496 or

Saturday 22

"WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?," Classika Theatre performance of Edward Albee's classic, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays, through March 9, Village at Shirlington, 4041 S. 28th St., Arlington. Thursdays and Sundays, $20 (in advance, $17); Fridays and Saturdays, $22 (in advance, $20). 703-824-6200.

CLASSIKA FAMILY THEATRE, "The Blue Crow," about a boy who travels back in time and befriends a prehistoric girl, 1 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through March 23, Village at Shirlington, 4041 S. 28th St., Arlington. $15; in advance, $12. 703-824-6200.

TAX-FORM PREPARATION ASSISTANCE, for low-income and disabled taxpayers, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, sponsored by the IRS, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, through April 13, Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6330.

LYCEUM PARTY, celebrating Washington's birthday, 18th-century dancing, games, storytelling and cake, 10 a.m.-noon, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4994.

MEETING PARK RANGERS, adults and children accompanied by an adult are invited to join rangers for songs and treats, sponsored by the Natural Resources Division of the Arlington County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources, 2-3:30 p.m., Douglas Park, 1718 S. Quincy St., Arlington. $2. 703-525-0168.

ALEXANDRIA PUPPET SHOW, "The Tales of Beatrix Potter," by puppeteer Christopher Hudert, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Saturday, noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Sunday, the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. $7; reservations required. 703-548-0456.

FORT WARD STORY TIME, for children, listen to stories about the Underground Railroad and slave families' attempts to gain freedom, 2 p.m., Fort Ward Museum, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4848.

AFRICAN FABRICS WORKSHOP, historian Ronke Luke-Boone shows fabric samples and discusses how they are used for clothing and home decor, and the history of the continent's fabrics, 11 a.m., Alexandria Black History Resource Center, 638 N. Alfred St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4356.

Sunday 23

ALEXANDRIA PIANO CONCERT, performed by Shaun and Jina Tirrell, to benefit the Arlandria Health Center for Women and Children, sponsored by Alexandria Neighborhood Health Services Inc., 7:30-10:30 p.m., the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-535-7930.

Monday 24 BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, "The Bondswoman's Narrative," by Hannah Crafts, 7:30 p.m., Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5996.

SENIORS SERVICES PUBLIC HEARING, on Arlington County's plan for aging services, including presentations and funding requests from organizations that provide senior services, public comments invited, 9 a.m., Department of Human Services, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 7E, Arlington. Free. 703-228-1700.

RUBBER STAMPING CLUB, for seniors, bring stamps, stamping pads and other tools to share, 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $1; preregistration required. 703-228-0555.

ALEXANDRIA HOUSING DISCUSSION, on how to develop affordable housing in Alexandria; panelists include Mayor Kerry J. Donley, plus the director of the Alexandria Office of Housing, the executive vice president of Mark Winkler Co. and the director of Wesley Housing Development Corp., sponsored by Agenda: Alexandria, 7:15 p.m.; reception and dinner, 6:30 p.m., Temple Beth El, 3830 Seminary Rd. $25; program only, free; reservations required. 703-548-7089.

Tuesday 25

SIGNATURE MUSICAL, "110 in the Shade," musical version of "The Rainmaker" by N. Richard Nash, 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, through March 2, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $20-$38. 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566.

ARMY BAND CONCERT, "Sergeant's Time With Beethoven and Charlie Daniels," 7:30 p.m., Brucker Hall, Fort Myer. Free. 703-696-3399.

SENIOR BOOK CLUB, discussion of "The Reader," by Bernhard Schlink, 1:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

Wednesday 26

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES, for seniors, "Survival English" program to learn words and phrases, with Spanish- and English-speaking volunteers, sponsored by the Office of Senior Adult Programs of the Arlington Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Dawson Terrace Senior Center, 2133 N. Taft St., Arlington. Free; preregistration required. 703-228-6300.

LINCOLN LECTURE, Edward C. Smith of American University discusses "The Evolution of Abraham Lincoln From 'Caterpillar' to 'Butterfly' Via His First and Second Inaugural Addresses," sponsored by the Alexandria Historical Society, 7:30 p.m., the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4994.

-- Compiled by Sarah Lane

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