Thursday 1

WATERCOLOR EXHIBIT, works by Virginia Watercolor Society artists, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today-Friday, Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-7710.

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 and July 9 and 2, 8 p.m. July 10, 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 (except July 4), 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

"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 (additional performances, 2 p.m. July 3 and 8 p.m. July 5; no performance July 4), through July 11, Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $22-$36. 703-820-9771 or

Friday 2

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.

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

Saturday 3

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

BALLSTON ART MARKET, juried outdoor market featuring pottery, quilts, clothing, jewelry, photography and more, by local artists, market sponsored by Arlington Community Foundation, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. first Saturday of each month, Welburn Square, between Stuart and Taylor streets, Wilson Boulevard and Fairfax Drive. Free. 703-528-3527.

BLUEGRASS CONCERT, the New Old-Time String Band performs bluegrass and folk music, bring a picnic, 7 p.m., Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 245 N. Marcey Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-528-5406.

LIBERTY BALL, 18th-century dances, live music, gaming, desserts and a cash bar, 8-11 p.m., Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $40; in advance, $30. 703-838-4242 or

Monday 5

ARLINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD PARADE, includes Color Guard of the Virginia Army National Guard, Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, Barcroft Marching Band and local residents in a lawn mower brigade; followed by a picnic, magic show and live music, sponsored by the Barcroft School and Civic League, 10 a.m., Barcroft Community House, 800 S. Buchanan St., Arlington. Free. 703-979-8247.

FIBER ART EXHIBIT, "On the Edge," works by Torpedo Factory Art Center artists, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through July 11, Torpedo Factory, 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.

Wednesday 7

GADSBY'S CHILDREN'S PROGRAM, for 3 and older, a 90-minute historic tavern tour, including stories, colonial games, a pirate activity and candle making, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $3; reservations required. 703-838-4242.

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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