Thursday 21

"SOFT VIEWS," an exhibit of landscape watercolor paintings by Deborah Hoeper, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays-Mondays, through Nov. 1, Gallery West, 205 S. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-549-7359.

ARMY BLUES BAND, "The Next Generation" concert, new arrangements and compositions, 7:30 p.m., Fort Myer, Washington Boulevard and South Second Street, Arlington. 703-696-3399 or

"THE LETTUCE," ("La Lechuga"), a comedy about a bedridden father who is visited by his children on his birthday, performed in Spanish with live dubbing in English, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, through Nov. 13, Teatro de la Luna, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $20-$25; students and seniors, $15. 202-882-6227.

"ONE GOOD MARRIAGE," a drama about a couple celebrating their first wedding anniversary and bound together by a secret they share, 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $32-$38. 703-548-9044.

Friday 22

ARLINGTON USED-BOOK SALE, fiction, nonfiction, CDs and videos, sponsored by Friends of the Arlington Public Library, 6-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. 703-228-5990.

"THE COWBOY ASTRONOMER," poet Baxter Black tells tales of constellations using the star lore of American Indians, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Sundays, Arlington Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. $3. 703-228-6070.

LYCEUM CONCERT, clarinetist Gervase de Peyer and pianist Michael Adcock perform works by Debussy, Rameau, Finzi, Benjamin and Poulenc, 7:30 p.m., the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. $25. 703-560-7335.

ALEXANDRIA CAMPUS BAND, fall concert of a group including members of the public and college students, 8 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Free. 703-845-6026.

Saturday 23

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

ARLINGTON FARMERS MARKET, vegetables, flowers, fruit, plants, herbs, eggs, cheese, meat, baked goods and honey, sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension and Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation, 8 a.m.-noon, North Courthouse Road, between North 14th and North Uhle streets. Free admission. 703-228-6423 or

ALEXANDRIA WALK, 10th annual Walk to Fight Breast Cancer, for adults, children, runners, people in wheelchairs and babies in strollers, choice of 1.5K, 3.5K or 5K walks along Eisenhower Avenue, sponsored by the Alexandria Office on Women and Inova Alexandria Hospital Foundation, 8 a.m., Cameron Run Regional Park, 4001 Eisenhower Ave. $35. 703-838-5030 or

"GARDENING IN SMALL SPACES," workshop on how to design small gardens, plus a garden tour, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. $90. 703-642-5173 or

LIBRARY FALL FESTIVAL, puppet show, storytelling, food, live music, costume contest for children, sponsored by Friends of Duncan Library, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Duncan Library, 3809 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4566.

PARKS CLEANUP, Make a Difference Day, sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension and Arlington County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources, remove non-native plants and pick up trash from parks and other natural areas, 9 a.m.-noon. For location, call 703-228-7636.

NAVY BAND CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Bishop Ireton High School, Garwood Whaley Auditorium, 201 Cambridge Rd., Alexandria. Free. 202-433-2525 or

VOICES OF CHANGE EVENT, music, storytelling, art and poetry, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Offender Aid and Restoration of Arlington, Alexandria and Falls Church, 7:30-11 p.m., the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. $25. 703-228-7030.

Sunday 24

DEPRESSION GLASS, Sherrie Chapman, assistant director of Green Spring Gardens Park, discusses the collectible's place in American history, 1-3 p.m., Historic Green Spring House, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. $22, includes full English tea. 703-941-7987 or

18TH-CENTURY COMMUNICATION, learn about the many types of communication used during the 18th century, make and write with a quill pen and learn secret codes used during the Revolutionary War; plus a one-hour museum tour, 1-4:30 p.m., Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $5, 703-838-4242 or

MARINE CHAMBER ENSEMBLE, 2 p.m., George Washington Masonic National Memorial, auditorium, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. Free. 202-433-4011.

"STONE ON STONE," reception for a series of watercolors depicting architectural ruins by Gwendolyn C. Bragg, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Cassatt's Cafe and Gallery, 4536 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-525-3697.

WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN PHILHARMONIC, concert, works by Dudley Buck, Henri Tomasi, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin, 7 p.m., Bishop Ireton school, 201 Cambridge Rd., Alexandria. 703-799-8229 or

Monday 25

CARVED STONE EXHIBIT, "Pierre and Mer," by Brigitte P. Davis, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 1, Art League Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1780.

"IRISH STONE II," Irish scenes in watercolor by Margaret Alderson, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 1, Art League Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780.

Wednesday 27

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DISCUSSION, "The Election: What's at Stake?," about the upcoming election and domestic and foreign issues, discussed by a panel of professors from George Mason University's School of Public Policy, sponsored by the university and Arlington County Public Library, 7 p.m., George Mason's Arlington campus, 3401 Fairfax Dr., Original Building. Free. 703-993-8999.

-- Compiled by KATHY ORTON

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