Thursday 6 LITTLE THEATRE OF ALEXANDRIA, "ART," about an expensive piece of art that exposes turmoil in the friendship of three men, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, through March 15. Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St. $12-$15. 703-683-0496 or

"WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?" Classika Theatre performs Edward Albee's drama, 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, 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.

ARMY BLUES JAZZ ENSEMBLE, tribute to Lionel Hampton, guest drummer and vibraphonist Chuck Redd performs, 7:30 p.m., Brucker Hall, Fort Myer. Free. 703-696-3399.

ARLINGTON WATERSHED PROGRAM, talk by Arlington County Board chairman Paul Ferguson, plus information on volunteer opportunities, refreshments and door prizes; annual meeting of Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, 7 p.m., Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-6427.

Friday 7 SPANISH PLAY, "Stefano," adapted by Francisco Cocuzza, performed by the Argentine troupe Teatro-Concert, 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

AIR FORCE CHAMBER PLAYERS, featuring the band's flute section, 8 p.m., George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. Free. 202-767-5658.

HISTORIC TAVERN TOURS, 30-minute tours of candlelighted rooms with a costumed guide, 7-9:15 p.m. Fridays, Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $5; ages 11-17, $2; reservations requested. 703-838-4242.

Saturday 8

CLASSIKA FAMILY THEATRE, "The Blue Crow," about a boy who travels back to prehistoric times and befriends a 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 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.

ALEXANDRIA NEEDLEWORK EXHIBIT, works by artists from around the world, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through March 31, Woodlawn, 9000 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria. $8.50; 12th-graders and younger, $4. 703-780-4000.

FEMALE CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS, DeAnne Blanton discusses her book "They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the American Civil War," 1 p.m., Fort Ward Museum, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. $5. 703-838-4848.

Sunday 9 ALEXANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW, "The Sun and the Moon," by Michiko Mitsuyasu, opening reception, 2-4 p.m. Sunday; gallery hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through April 7, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780.

MARINE CHAMBER ENSEMBLE, concert, 2 p.m., George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. Free. 202-433-4011.

Monday 10 "EMPIRE FALLS" BOOK DISCUSSION, the novel by Richard Russo, 7 p.m., Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5710.

CHILDREN'S BOOK GROUP, fourth-through-sixth-graders, discussion of "Cousins," by Virginia Hamilton, 5 p.m., Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-519-5900, Ext. 4.

Tuesday 11 CLARENDON SWING DANCE, Tom Cunningham Orchestra, 9-11 p.m., Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $10. 703-359-9882 or

ARLINGTON BLACK HISTORY, discussion of the county's African American heritage, led by a speaker from Arlington's Black History Museum, 1 p.m., Carver Community Center, 1415 S. Queen St. Free. 703-228-5700.

FEMALE AVIATORS FILM, "Above and Beyond: 100 Years of Women in Aviation," co-sponsored by Air Force Centennial of Flight Office, noon, Women's Memorial, gateway to Arlington National Cemetery. Free. 703-834-1880.

Wednesday 12 FORUM ON READING, "Every Minute Counts . . Learning to Read," speakers from the National Institutes of Health, the National Reading Panel and the International Reading Association discuss new research on how children learn to read, home and school teaching methods and why some children have difficulty learning to read, co-sponsored by County Council of PTAs, 7:30 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-241-1051.

-- Compiled by Sarah Lane

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