Thursday 15

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.

MARINE JAZZ 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

ALEXANDRIA CITIZENS BAND, traditional concert band, sponsored by the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, weather permitting, 7 p.m., Fort Ward Park, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-883-4686.

YOUTH FILM SCREENING, "Slices of Life II: The 50/50 Club," written and produced by local teenagers who took part in an Arlington Career Center TV production class, 7:30 p.m., Ballston Common's Regal Theater 6, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5750.

"MACHINAL" PLAY, Sophie Treadwell's work about Ruth Snyder, who was electrocuted in 1928 for killing her husband, performed by the American Century Theater, 8 p.m. today, tomorrow, Wednesday, next Thursday and July 23, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday and July 24, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Gunston Arts Center, Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. Wednesday, Thursdays, Saturday matinees and Sunday, $23 (seniors and students, $18); Fridays and Saturday evenings, $26 (seniors and students, $20). 703-553-8782 or

Friday 16

SENIOR BOOK CLUB, discussion of "Clothes They Stood Up In," by Alan Bennett, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5722.

USO WEEKEND CONCERTS, at various venues, performances by the Liberty Belles with Victordance, the Alexandria Citizens Band, the Marine Band, the Military Band and others, culminating with a "World War II Remembrance Memorial Service," sponsored by the City of Alexandria. For more information, call 888-738-2764 or

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.

"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

Saturday 17

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

YARD SALE FUNDRAISER, more than 100 vendors selling appliances, clothes, toys, books and more, proceeds benefit the Alexandria Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees), 7 a.m.-1 p.m., the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-866-7171 or

LANDSCAPE WORKSHOP, learn how to make your back yard more wildlife-friendly, 10 a.m.-noon, Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-3403.

FAMILY THEATER, "The Tale of the Fisherman and the Golden Fish," based on a poem by Alexander S. Pushkin, performed by Classika and Synetic Productions, noon Saturdays and Sundays, through Aug. 14, Classika Theatre, 404 S. 28th St., Arlington. $15; in advance, $12. 703-824-6200 or

BLACKSMITHS' OPEN FORGE, members of the Blacksmiths' Guild of the Potomac demonstrate how to make tools and other objects, noon-4 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-3403.

COLOMBIAN FESTIVAL, performances by dance troupes El Tayrona, Gyename, Familia Hoyos and the Children's Dance Academy of Gacho Pena, Colombian crafts and food, sponsored by Arlington County's Cultural Affairs Division, 4-10 p.m., Washington-Lee High School, 1300 N. Quincy St., Arlington. $10; 11 and younger, free. 703-228-1850.

ROCKABILLY CONCERT, by 52 Pickup, bring a picnic, 7 p.m., Potomac Overlook Regional park, 2845 N. Marcey Rd. Arlington. Free; donations accepted. 703-528-5406.

Sunday 18

ART EXHIBIT, "AerialScapes," oil paintings by Paula Klare Wachsstock, 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 19

FIBER ART EXHIBIT, "Athens 2004," featuring works inspired by the Olympics, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 15, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-549-0935.

CLASSIC ROCK CONCERT, by Smoke and Mirrors, sponsored by the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, 7 p.m., Waterfront Park, Strand Street, between Prince and King streets, Alexandria. Free. 703-883-4686.

Tuesday 20

BLACK HISTORY EXHIBIT, "A Century of Just Women: Alexandria's African American Women," their role in 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 Museum , 638 N. Alfred St. Free. 703-838-4356.

ARMY CONCERT BAND, 7:30 p.m., Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. Free. 703-696-3399 or

Wednesday 21

HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAM, for seniors, a representative from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives discusses homeland defense and community security, 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 N. 18th St., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-5722.

-- Compiled by SARAH LANE

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