Thursday 17

REDUCING CLUTTER, for seniors, "downsizing" workshop, a representative from Busy Buddies discusses how to get rid of unused items, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-4839.

MARINE BAND CONCERT, 7 p.m. Thursdays, through August, Marine Corps War Memorial, Marshall Drive, next to Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. Free. 202-433-4011, 703-289-2500 or

"MASTER AND MARGARITA," a stage adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov's novel, told through dance and pantomime, by Synetic Theater and Classika Theatre, 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 Kent St., Arlington. $25-$32. 703-824-6200 or

IRISH PLAY, Peter Coy's "An Island of No Land at All: The Story of O'Malley of Shanganagh," about a man who returns to Ireland after being at sea, performed by Keegan Theatre, 8 p.m. today, next Thursday and June 25, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Clark Street Playhouse Theatre, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $22-$25. 703-527-6000 or

"MACHINAL" PLAY, Sophie Treadwell's work about a young woman, Ruth Snyder, who was electrocuted in 1928 for killing her husband, performed by the American Century Theater, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, through July 24, Gunston Arts Center, Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. Wednesdays and Thursdays, $23 (seniors and students, $18); Fridays and Saturdays, $26 (seniors and students, $20). 703-553-8782 or

Friday 18

SENIORS BOOK GROUP, discussion of "Back When We Were Grownups: A Novel," by Anne Tyler, led by librarian Martha Tansey, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5722.

WATERFRONT FESTIVAL, tall ship tours, live music, arts and crafts, interactive health exhibits, children's activities and more, sponsored by the Alexandria Red Cross, 6-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Oronoco Bay Park, Union Street, Alexandria. Friday and Saturday (6-11 p.m.), $15; Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Sunday, $7; ages 2-12, $5; 1 and younger, free. 703-549-8300 or

HISTORIC TAVERN TOURS, 30-minute tours of candle-lit rooms led by costumed guide, 7-9:15 p.m. Fridays, Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $5; ages 11-17, $2; 10 and younger, free; reservations recommended. 703-838-4242.

PLANETARIUM SHOW, "Larry, Cat in Space," a story about a cat that travels to the moon, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Arlington Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. $2.50; seniors and 12 and younger, $1.50. 703-228-6070.

"TATTOO SKY," Keegan Theatre performs a play about two con artists in the Nevada desert, 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, Clark Street Playhouse Theatre, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $22-$25. 703-527-6000 or

Saturday 19

FARMERS MARKET, vendors sell produce, flowers, art and more, 5-10 a.m. Saturdays, Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-5006.

PBS "COLONIAL HOUSE," lecture, Craig Tuminaro from the television show discusses his experiences living in the re-created Colonial settlement, sponsored by Gadsby's Tavern Museum, Alexandria Archaeology Museum and Carlyle House, 10 a.m., Gadsby's, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. Free; reservations required. 703-838-4242.

KIWANIS ANTIQUES SHOW, furniture, silver, crystal, quilts, jewelry and more, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Arlington, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. $6; 13 and younger, free. 703-553-0173 or 301-933-9433.

PERCUSSION FESTIVAL, Stream Ohrstrom and the Blue Dragons, and Tom Teasley, music on drums and other instruments, audience is invited to participate in a jam session at the end of the concert, bring a picnic, 7 p.m., Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 245 N. Marcey Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-528-5406.

PERSIAN MUSIC CONCERT, Kazem Davoudian and the Enchanted Strings Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. $35. 703-827-8818 or 703-264-9009.

MARINE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, concert, 7:30 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Free. 202-433-4011 or

JANE FRANKLIN DANCE, nature-inspired dances, 8 p.m., Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Second and North Columbus streets, Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850 or

Sunday 20

FRIENDSHIP FIREHOUSE OPEN HOUSE, Father's Day event, tour the firehouse and ring the fire bell, 1-4 p.m., 107 S. Alfred St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-3891.

LEE-FENDALL HOUSE, guided tours of a historic home, 1, 2 and 3 p.m., 614 Oronoco St., Alexandria. $4 (fathers accompanied by their child, free); ages 11-17, $2; 10 and younger, free. 703-548-1789 or

GADSBY'S TAVERN MUSEUM, 30-minute guided tours, 1:15-4:45 p.m., 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $4 (fathers, free); ages 11-17, $2; 10 and younger, free. 703-838-4242.

FATHER'S DAY HIKE, led by a park naturalist, 2 p.m., Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Rd. Arlington. Free; reservations required. 703-528-5406.

MULTICULTURAL DANCE CONCERT, performances by Halau O'Aulani, Indian Dance Educators Association, Juventud Boliviana and El Tayrona, sponsored by Arlington's Cultural Affairs Division, 2-5:30 p.m., Lubber Run Amphitheatre, North Second and North Columbus streets, Arlington. Free. 703-228-1847 or

Monday 21

WORLD WAR II EXHIBIT, information on the war's impact on Alexandria and more, including photographs, "Sons in Service" flags, a Mark XIII torpedo and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays, the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4994.

PLAY LECTURE, Wendy Goldberg, director of the Signature Theatre's production of "The Blue Room," discusses the play and answers questions, 7 p.m., Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5960.

Tuesday 22

BLACK HISTORY EXHIBIT, "A Century of Just Women: Alexandria's African American Women," about their roles throughout the 20th century; biographies, photographs and mementos of Lorraine Funn Atkins, Miriam Bracey, Patricia Broussard and others, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Alexandria Black History Resource Center, 638 N. Alfred St. Free. 703-838-4356.

"THE BLUE ROOM," for adults, playwright David Hare's adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's "La Ronde," about the sexual relationships of five couples, portrayed by two actors, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, through July 11, Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $22-$36. 703-820-9771 or

Wednesday 23

WATERCOLOR EXHIBIT, works by Virginia Watercolor Society artists, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, through July 2, Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-7710.

CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBIT, "In2Words: Numbers," works by 14 artists focusing on methods of calculating and measuring, noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, through July 18, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4.

"MAHALIA," musical biography of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, played by Bernadine Mitchell, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, through July 11, MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $32-$38. 703-548-9044 or

-- Compiled by SARAH LANE

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