Thursday 3

FIBER ART, "Looks Edible," works by gallery artists, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935.

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION, "The Sun and the Moon," by Michiko Mitsuyasu, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Friday, Saturday and Monday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780.

ARMY BAND, joint concert with Washington-Lee High School Band. 7:30 p.m., Brucker Hall, Fort Myer, Arlington. Free. 703-696-3399.

ENGLISH DANCE CLASSES, learn 18th-century dances. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $10; reservations required. 703-838-4242.

POETRY READING, Hilary Tham, Andy Fogle and Richard Peabody read from their works. Sponsored by the Arlington County Library and Cultural Affairs Division. 7:30 p.m., Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850.

ALEXANDRIA CANDIDATES FORUM, candidates for Alexandria City Council and mayor discuss their views on funding the arts; a reception follows. Sponsored by the Alexandria Arts Forum. 6:30 p.m., Jefferson-Houston School for Arts and Academics, 1501 Cameron St. Free. 703-813-6310, Ext. 163, or

BLACK CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS, C.R. Gibbs discusses his book "Black, Cooper and Bright: The District of Columbia's Black Civil War Regiment." 7-8:30 p.m., Alexandria Black History Resource Center, 63 N. Alfred St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4356.

Friday 4

HISTORIC TAVERN TOURS, 30-minute tours of candlelit rooms led by 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.

"PEANUTS" MUSICAL, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," based on Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" character, performed by the Children's Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. $10; seniors, students and children, $7. 703-548-1154.

"LA VAGABONDE," final production of Le Neon Theatre, which is ending its 16-year-run, an adaptation of the largely autobiographical novel by Colette about her years as a music-hall performer; in English with French songs. 8 p.m. Fridays, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through April 20, Gunston Arts Center, Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $25; seniors, $20. 703-243-6366.

"AVANT GARDEN," juried art show with furniture, sculpture, photography and paintings. Noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565.

PLANETARIUM SHOW, for ages 3-8, "The Great Space Treasure Hunt." 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Sundays, 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. $2.50; seniors and 12 and younger, $1.50. 703-228-6070.

Saturday 5

HYBRID VEHICLES, representatives of the EPA, Honda, Toyota and the Arlington County Equipment Division discuss availability, benefits and design of hybrid-alternative fueled vehicles; hybrid cars and trucks will be on display. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Arlington, 12:30-2 p.m., Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-241-8048.

ARLINGTON FARMERS MARKET, rain or shine, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, North Courthouse Road and North 14th Street, Arlington. Free. 703-228-6423 or

"FANTASIA" CONCERT, performed by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $30-$60. 703-548-0885, 703-573-7328 or

ALEXANDRIA BALLET, performance of "The Easter Bunny Is Late." Noon, 1:30, 3 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. $12; 12 and younger, $10. 703-548-0035.

PERCUSSION PROGRAM, drummer Zoro, vibraphonist Ed Saindon and others; also, a community drum circle, door prizes and exhibitions. Sponsored by the Virginia/D.C. Percussive Arts Society, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Washington-Lee High School, 1300 N. Quincy St., Arlington. $15. 703-532-4009.

ALEXANDRIA OUTDOOR CONCERT, Americana music by the Grandsons. 4-6 p.m., Market Square, 300 King St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4200, 888-738-2764 or

Sunday 6

MOUNT VERNON ORCHESTRA, concert with the NOVA Community Chorus. 7 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $20; seniors and college students, $17; 18 and younger, free. 703-799-8229.

POPE-LEIGHEY HOUSE, behind-the-scenes tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright house. 8:30-11 a.m., 9000 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria. $25; reservations required. 703-780-4000, Ext. 27.

Monday 7

STARGAZING, for adults and children 7 and older, planetarium director Jonathan Harmon discusses April's celestial events; star maps provided; also, telescopic observation (weather permitting). 7:30-8:30 p.m., Arlington Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. $2.50; seniors and 12 and younger, $1.50. 703-228-6070.

Tuesday 8

IMMIGRANT EDUCATION DEBATE, Virginia Del. Karen L. Darner (D-Arlington) speaks in favor of in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants; Rosemary Jenks, director of government relations for NumbersUSA, speaks in opposition. Sponsored by the Arlington branch of the American Association of University Women, 7 p.m., Lyon Park Community Center, 414 N. Fillmore St. Free. 703-528-2882 or 703-527-3740.

SWING DANCE, Daryl Davis performs. 9-11 p.m., Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $10. 703-359-9882 or

ART AND DESIGN, works by students in fine arts, graphics, fashion and interior design. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, through April 30, Marymount University, Reinsch Library, Barry Art Gallery, 2807 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-284-1561.

SENIORS BOOK CLUB, discussion of "Vinegar Hill," by A. Manette Ansay. 1:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

TAX PREPARATION TIPS, last-minute tips and strategies. 7 p.m., sponsored by the Arlington County Library and Virginia Cooperative Extension, Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6402.

Wednesday 9

TRUMPET VINE THEATRE, performance of "Borderland," about a suburban couple's nightmarish encounter with a roughneck neighbor. 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $20; seniors and students, $18. 703-912-1649.

SQUARE DANCE LESSON, taught by Boomerangs Square Dance Teaching Council, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Lincolnia Senior Center, 4710 N. Chambliss St., Alexandria. Free. 703-533-8786.

-- Compiled by Sarah Lane

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