Thursday 24

ART EXHIBIT, "Fun 'n Games Redux," works by gallery artists, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, Del Ray Artisans Gallery, Nicholas A. Colassanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 571-213-1424 or 703-765-1510.

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

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, Friday and Tuesday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 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, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through July 24, Gunston Arts Center, Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, $23 (seniors and students, $18); Fridays and Saturdays, $26 (seniors and students, $20). 703-553-8782 or

Friday 25

ICE CREAM EVENT, homemade cakes, cookies and ice cream and children's activities, sponsored by the Pilot Club of Arlington, 6:30-9 p.m., Lyon Park Community House, 414 N. Fillmore St., Arlington. $4. 703-532-8292.

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.

Saturday 26

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

SMALL BUSINESS TRADE FAIR, information on government contracting, financing, marketing techniques, technology trends and more, sponsored by BizLaunch and Arlington Libraries, 9 a.m., Arlington Career Center, 816 S. Walter Reed Dr. Free; registration required. 703-228-0853.

LIBRARY BOOK SALE, new and used books, sponsored by Friends of the Beatley Central Library and the Alexandria Library, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Beatley, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-519-5900.

ARGENTINE FESTIVAL, tango dancers, Los 4 de Cordoba, Grupo Folklorico Argentino, Simone Marchand and others perform, book sale, raffle and more, sponsored by the Argentina National Day Committee and the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, 6:30-11 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. $12. 703-212-5850 or

"TATTOO SKY," Keegan Theatre performs a play about two con artists in the Nevada desert, 8 p.m. Saturday and Monday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Clark Street Playhouse Theatre, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $22-$25. 703-527-6000 or

Sunday 27

TAP DANCING SHOW, seniors group, the Sixty Karats and the Diamonds, perform "Tap in Action," 3 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT, the Trinity Chamber Players of the Trinity Chamber Orchestra of Washington, D.C., 6 p.m., the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. $10; 11 and younger, free. 301-881-8969.

Monday 28

FIBER ART EXHIBIT, "On the Edge," works by member artists, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through July 11, Torpedo Factory Art Center, the Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935.

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.

"THE DA VINCI CODE," discussion of the book by Dan Brown, 7:30 p.m., Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5996.

Tuesday 29

18TH-CENTURY HISTORY PROGRAM, write with a quill and ink, dress in period clothes, play colonial games and more, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Carlyle House, 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. Free. 703-549-2997.

"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 30

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.

SQUARE DANCING, lessons 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.

"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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