Thursday 4

MUSIC APPRECIATION, for seniors, Joe Suchomel discusses woodwinds, 1:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

FORT MYER CONCERT, by the Army Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. today and Tuesday, 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.

"MOON OVER BUFFALO," a comedy about two aging actors who think filmmaker Frank Capra will be in the audience for their performance and will cast them in a movie, 8 p.m. today, Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre on the Run, 3700 South Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $15; students and seniors, $12. 703-409-2372.

"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, through Nov. 21, MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $32-$38. 703-548-9044.

Friday 5

FASHION SHOW, LUNCHEON, music, silent auction and Talbots clothes, to benefit Inova Alexandria Hospital's cardiovascular services, 11 a.m., Hilton Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. $35; reservations required. 703-836-8853.

HOLIDAY FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS, demonstration by floral designer Chris Polychronis, 1-3 p.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. $12; registration required. 703-642-5173 or

ALEXANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW, works of 15 artists, sponsored by Del Ray Artisans; opening reception, 7-10 p.m. Friday; gallery hours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, Del Ray gallery, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827 or

"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.

Saturday 6

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

WINTER CONTAINER GARDENING, class led by horticulturist Mary Frogale, plants, soil and containers provided, 10-11:30 a.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. $48; registration required. 703-642-5173 or

BALLSTON ART MARKET, arts and crafts, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. first Saturday of each month, National Science Foundation, atrium, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Ballston. Free admission. 703-228-0560 or 703-528-3527.

"SWORDSMEN'S RENDEZVOUS," for adults and children 5 and older, 18th-century swordplay demonstration and discussion of 18th-century weapons, includes audience participation, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $5; registration required. 703-838-4242 or

PARK NATURE HIKE, a guided walk, 2 p.m., Potomac Overlook Regional Park, nature center, 2845 N. Marcey Rd., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-528-5406.

JOHN PHILIP SOUSA CONCERT, by the Virginia Grand Military Band, 8 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $20; students, $10. 703-281-3331.

Sunday 7

CIVIL WAR STORY TIME, for children 4-8 accompanied by an adult, a reading of Romare Bearden's "Li'l Dan, the Drummer Boy: A Civil War Story," 2 p.m., Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. Free; registration required. 703-838-4848.

NEW DOMINION CHORALE, performance of Schubert's "Miriam's Song," 4 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $22; seniors, $18; students, $15. 703-442-9404 or

POLITICAL SATIRE, the Capitol Steps perform "Post-Election Relief," 7 p.m.; reception, 5 p.m., Bishop J. O'Connell High School, auditorium, 6600 Little Falls Rd., Arlington. $50; in advance, $35. 703-729-0100.

Monday 8

ALEXANDRIA NEW BOOK SALE, bestsellers, gardening books, cookbooks, children's books, sponsored by Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Auxiliary, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., the hospital's main lobby, 2301 Parker Lane, Alexandria. Free admission. 703-664-7260.

LINE DANCING CLASS, seniors, 11 a.m., Drew Community Center, 3500 S. 23rd St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5702.

RUBBER STAMPING CLUB, workshop for seniors, make gift boxes and holiday decorations, 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $1. 703-228-0555.

ARLINGTON HISTORY, screening of the WETA documentary "Arlington: Heroes, History and Hamburgers" and discussion by historian Kathryn Holt Springston, 7:30-9 p.m., Arlington Central Library, auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-5990.

Tuesday 9

GREAT SAFETY ADVENTURE EXHIBIT, an educational and interactive program on safety hazards, sponsored by Home Safety Council, 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m., John Adams Elementary School, 5651 Rayburn Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-824-6970.

SENIORS ANTIQUES OUTING, travel by bus to Middleburg Antiques Emporium, lunch on your own, wine tasting at a vineyard, sponsored by Arlington County Senior Adult Travel; bus departs from three Arlington locations: 9 a.m., Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St.; 9:15 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St.; and 9:40 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St. $20. 703-228-4749.

BONSAI PROGRAM, specialist Peter Jones teaches how to cultivate and care for indoor and outdoor bonsai plants, 10:15 a.m., Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5700.

SENIORS VETERANS DAY PROGRAM, lunch, Color Guard presentation, patriotic music, veterans' reminiscences and comments by active duty service personnel, noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. $5; registration required. 703-228-5722.

SENIORS BOOK DISCUSSION, Jhumpa Lahiri's "Interpreter of Maladies," 1:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

Wednesday 10

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

POETRY READING, Samuel Hazo reads from his works, 4 p.m., Marymount University, Lee Center, 2807 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-284-1648.

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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