Thursday 26

FARMERS AND ARTISTS MARKET, fresh produce, baked goods, works by local artists, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays, through Oct. 14, 1700 block of Lynn Street, Arlington. Free. 703-522-6628.

PARENTING COMMENTS SOUGHT, the Virginia Department of Social Services invites parents to discuss their parenting needs; comments might be used in forming state programs that aid parents, 7-9 p.m., Fairlington United Methodist Church, 3900 King St., Alexandria. Free; reservations required. 703-836-1820.

MARINE BAND CONCERT, 7 p.m., Marine Corps War Memorial, Marshall Drive, next to Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. Free. 202-433-4011 or 703-289-2500.

"THE REMAINS OF THE DAY," discussion of the book by Kazuo Ishiguro, 7:30 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5996.

"THE TEMPEST," performed by Washington Shakespeare Company, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Sept. 5, Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $22-$30. 800-494-8497 or

Friday 27

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.

Saturday 28

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

NETHERLANDS CARILLON RECITAL, by Edward Nassor, 6-8 p.m., Netherlands Carillon, next to Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington. Free. 703-289-2500.

CONTEMPORARY FOLK CONCERT, Laurie Rose Griffith and Peter Mealy, 7 p.m., Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Rd., Arlington. Suggested donation, $5-$7. 703-528-5406.

Monday 30

LANDSCAPE ART, paintings by winners of the Jay and Helen Risser award, the Potomac Valley Watercolorists 30th anniversary award and the Washington Society of Landscape Painters award, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 6, Art League Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780.

POTTERY EXHIBIT, works by ceramic artists from the Kiln Club, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through next month, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-6288.

WORLD WAR II EXHIBIT, includes information on the war's impact on Alexandria, "Sons in Service" flags, a Mark XIII torpedo and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 6, the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4994.

SPANISH THEATER AUDITIONS, for Teatro de la Luna's 2004-05 season, based in Arlington; actors, who must be fluent in Spanish, should prepare a two-minute monologue or poem in Spanish; bilingual (Spanish-English) actors also sought for simultaneous interpretation, 5-10 p.m., auditions held at the theater's Washington office, 4020 Georgia Ave. NW. 703-548-3092 or

Tuesday 31

"PRINCESS DIARIES" BOOK, for ages 13-18, discussion of the work by Meg Cabot, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2800 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. Free; reservations requested. 703-248-8251.

"ONE RED FLOWER," by Paris Barclay, a musical inspired by letters written home by American soldiers serving in the Vietnam War in 1969, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 3, Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $30-$47. 703-820-9771 or

Wednesday 1

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

-- Compiled by KATHY ORTON

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