Thursday 29

OIL PAINTINGS EXHIBIT, "AerialScapes," by Paula Klare Wachsstock, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today-Saturday and Monday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, the Art League, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780.

SENIORS CRAFTS WORKSHOP, led by Phung Nguyen Luong of Arlington County community outreach, 10 a.m., Dawson Terrace Senior Center, 2133 N. Taft St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6300.

ART EXHIBIT, "Permission Granted," works by artists who received awards through the Arlington Commission for the Arts grant program, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, through Sept. 11, Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-7710 or

BLUES CONCERT, Liz Briones performs, sponsored by Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, 7 p.m., Fort Ward Park, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-883-4686.

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

"WAITING FOR GODOT," Samuel Beckett's tragicomedy performed by Firebelly Productions, 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 8, Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run, Arlington. $15; seniors and students, $12. 703-908-8520 or

Friday 30

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.

ALEXANDRIA CITIZENS BAND, concert, 7:30 p.m., Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. Free. 703-883-4686.

OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL, "Grease" (Friday), "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (Saturday) and "Shrek" (Sunday), weather permitting; popcorn, lemonade and other refreshments for sale, bring a blanket or lawn chairs, sponsored by Comcast and the City of Alexandria, 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Ben Brenman Park, 5000 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4800.

"GIRLFRIENDS" MUSICAL, about members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force of Great Britain during World War II, 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Women in the Military Memorial, gateway to Arlington National Cemetery. $27. 800-372-7299 or

Saturday 31

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

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

ART EXHIBIT, "Once in a Blue Moon," plus live music, sponsored by the Arlington Commission for the Arts, 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday; making sidewalk chalk art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Museum of Modern ARF, 1116 N. Hudson St., Arlington. Free. 703-528-4800.

JAZZ CONCERT, the Gail Baer Trio, bring a picnic, 7 p.m., Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-528-5406.

"CABARET" MUSICAL, the Little Theatre of Alexandria, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 14, 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. $17-$20. 703-683-0496 or

Monday 2

FIBER ART EXHIBIT, "Athens 2004," 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.

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.

KNITTING GROUP, seniors knit and crochet items for nursing homes, yarn donations accepted, 10 a.m. Mondays, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5722.

Tuesday 3

MARINE CORPS PARADES, featuring the Marine Band, Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and the Marine Silent Drill Platoon, 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 17, Marine Corps War Memorial, Marshall Drive, next to Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. Free. 703-289-2500 or 703-289-2553.

Wednesday 4

PARK BUG SAFARI, for ages 7-11, search for butterflies and other bugs, nets provided, wear insect repellent and a hat, bring water, 10-11 a.m., Fort C.F. Smith Park and Historic Site, Bank Barn, 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. $2; reservations required. 703-228-4747.

ART EXHIBIT, "In2Words: Words," works focusing on the use of text, noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, through Aug. 22, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4.

-- Compiled by SARAH LANE

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