Thursday 8

FIBER ART EXHIBIT, "On the Edge," works by Torpedo Factory Art Center artists, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Torpedo Factory, Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935.

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. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 571-213-1424 or 703-765-1510.

PBS ART DOCUMENTARY, "They Drew Fire," about artists' experiences and interpretations of World War II, 7 p.m., Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565 or www.torpedofactory.org.

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 www.marineband.usmc.mil.

"MAHALIA," musical biography of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, played by Bernadine Mitchell, 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $32-$38. 703-548-9044 or www.metrostage.org.

"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 www.americancentury.org.

"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. today-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $22-$36. 703-820-9771 or www.signature-theatre.org.

"TATTOO SKY," Keegan Theatre presents a play about two con artists in the Nevada desert, 8 p.m. today, Clark Street Playhouse Theatre, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $22-$25. 703-527-6000 or www.keegantheatre.com.

Friday 9

RECEPTION, ANTIQUE APPRAISALS, appraisal event's opening reception, includes margaritas, food and music, sponsored by Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society, 6-8 p.m. Friday, Lee-Fendall House, 614 Oronoco St. $25; in advance, $20; appraisal sessions, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Gadsby's, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $5 per item, limit of five items, each less than 20 pounds; spectator tickets, $3; reservations recommended. 703-838-4242 or www.gadsbystavernmuseum.us.

HISTORIC TAVERN TOURS, 30-minute tours of candlelit 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.

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. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Clark Street Playhouse Theatre, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $22-$25. 703-527-6000 or www.keegantheatre.com.

"GIRLFRIENDS" MUSICAL, about members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force of Great Britain during World War II, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 1, Women in the Military Memorial, gateway to Arlington National Cemetery. $27. 800-372-7299 or www.girlfriendsthemusical.com.

Saturday 10

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

USED BOOK SALE, plus board games, videotapes and DVDs, proceeds benefit Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Gadsby's, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4242.

ALEXANDRIA BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, dance and music performances (including swing music by Alexandria Symphony Orchestra), food and exhibits, followed by fireworks, bring lawn chairs or blankets and a picnic, 4-10 p.m., Oronoco Bay Park, 7 N. Lee St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4844.

JANE FRANKLIN DANCE, "Up Close," performances by company members and Young Dancers Project participants, a reception follows, 7:30 p.m., Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $25. 703-298-3235 or www.janefranklin.com.

BAT SEARCH, a park naturalist leads a hike in search of the nocturnal creatures, 8 p.m., Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Rd., Arlington. Free; reservations required. 703-528-5406.

SATIRICAL REVUE, "Wee Puns of Mass Destruction," performed by Hexagon, sponsored by Arlington County Cultural Affairs Division, 8 p.m., Lubber Run Amphitheatre, North Second and North Columbus streets, Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

Sunday 11

ART EXHIBIT RECEPTION, "AerialScapes," oil paintings by Paula Klare Wachsstock, opening reception, 2-4 p.m. Sunday; regular gallery hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 2, Torpedo Factory Art Center, the Art League, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780.

Monday 12

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

IRISH FOLK MUSIC, Irish Breakfast Band, weather permitting, sponsored by the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, 7 p.m., Waterfront Park, Strand Street, between King and Prince streets, Alexandria. Free. 703-883-4686.

"ROMEO AND JULIET," performed by Olney Theatre Center, sponsored by Arlington County Cultural Affairs Division, 8 p.m., Lubber Run Amphitheatre, North Second and North Columbus streets, Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

Tuesday 13

SENIORS BOOK CLUB, discussion of "The Diagnosis: A Novel," by Alan Lightman, 1:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

Wednesday 14

MUSEUM CHILDREN'S PROGRAM, for ages 3 and older, a 90-minute tour of a historic tavern, 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. Wednesday-Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4.

BLUES CONCERT, Gina DeSimone performs, weather permitting, sponsored by the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, 12:15 p.m., Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. Free. 703-883-4686.

-- Compiled by SARAH LANE

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