Thursday 28

"IRISH STONE II," Irish scenes in watercolor by Margaret Alderson, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Friday, Saturday and Monday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Art League Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780.

"SOFT VIEWS," an exhibit of watercolor landscapes by Deborah Hoeper, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. today through Monday, Gallery West, 205 S. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-549-7359.

WOODLAWN'S HAUNTED HISTORY, for visitors 16 and younger accompanied by an adult, one-hour tours of the home of Eleanor Custis Lewis and Maj. Lawrence Lewis, tales and light refreshments, 7-10 p.m., Woodlawn, 9000 Richmond Hwy., Mount Vernon. $15; registration required. 703-780-4000, Ext. 27, or

"TV AND THE DEVELOPING CHILD," for parents, discussion of television's effect on the mental, physical and emotional development of children, sponsored by Potomac Crescent Waldorf School, 7:30 p.m., the school, 923 S. 23rd St., Arlington. Free. 703-624-1309.

FORT MYER CONCERT, by the Army Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Brucker Hall, 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 29

SENIORS HALLOWEEN SOCIALS, with a costume contest, 10:45 a.m., Dawson Terrace Senior Center, 2133 N. Taft St., Arlington, free, 703-228-6300; bingo and light refreshments, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpepper St., Arlington, $2. Registration required, 703-228-4839.

MUSIC APPRECIATION, for seniors, Joe Suchomel discusses Viennese composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold's works, 1:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

"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, through Nov. 21, Arlington Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. $3. 703-228-6070.

"I WAS A TEENAGE ZUCCHINI," a play about a scientist whose plan to produce huge vegetables for the state fair backfires when his nephew turns into a giant zucchini, performed by the Children's Theater, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. $10; children, students and seniors, $8. 703-548-1154 or

SCHOOL CONCERT, Bishop Ireton Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, 7:30 p.m., Bishop Ireton High School, Garwood Whaley Auditorium, 201 Cambridge Rd., Alexandria. $3; 12 and younger, $1. 703-212-5162.

SCARY SILENT FILM, for 10 and older, "Nosferatu," a 1922 German classic about Dracula, with the Arlington Symphony Orchestra performing the original score; event also includes a costume contest, fortunetellers and roaming vampires; film, 7:30 p.m. (activities, 6:30 p.m.), Friday; film, 3 p.m. (activities, 2 p.m.) Sunday, Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $20. 703-528-1817 or

Saturday 30

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

"FISHERMAN" PLAY, "The Tale of the Fisherman and the Golden Fish," about an old fisherman and his wife, based on an Aleksander Pushkin poem, noon, Classika Theatre, 4041 S. 28th St., Arlington. $15; in advance, $12. 703-824-6200 or

SCARECROW WORKSHOP, for ages 3-5, make a scarecrow with straw and old clothes, materials and snacks provided, 2-3 p.m., Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. $15; registration required. 703-642-5173 or

HALLOWEEN SCAVENGER HUNT, for ages 3-6, face-painting, crafts, games and storytelling; come in costume, 5-8 p.m., the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. $2; registration required. 703-548-0035.

HISTORIC ALEXANDRIA HAUNTINGS, for children and adults, trick-or-treating, from Market Square to Gadsby's Tavern Museum and Carlyle House, participants are encouraged to wear costumes; includes goody bags, 7-10 p.m., Market Square, Fairfax and King streets, Alexandria. $10; 12 and younger, $5. 703-838-4242 or

HAUNTED HALLOWEEN HIKE, for ages 5 and older, come in costume, a walk and an indoor Halloween story, 7:30 p.m., Potomac Overlook Regional Park, nature center, 2845 N. Marcey Rd., Arlington. $5. 703-528-5406.

ARLINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, concert, works by Poulenc, Mahler and Barber, 8 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $30-$70; students 25 and younger, $12 . 703-528-1817 or

Sunday 31

HISTORY MONUMENT CEREMONY, Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille unveils a seven-foot bronze statue representing a 19th-century man who rigged sailing ships, to commemorate Alexandria's history as a shipbuilding community, sponsored by Alexandria Arts Safari, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Waterfront Park. Free. 703-980-1757.

Wednesday 3

ALEXANDRIA FOLK MUSIC, for children 3 and younger and their caregivers, songs by guitarist Andrea Foster, 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday and Nov. 10, Agudas Achim Congregation, 2908 Valley Dr., Alexandria. $12; registration required.

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASS, sponsored by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, flexible shoes recommended, 8-10 p.m. Wednesdays, Durant Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. $3; first two classes free for beginners. 703-379-5779 or 703-920-2412.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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