Thursday 9

ALEXANDRIA CERAMICS EXHIBIT, works by Kirby Rodriguez, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Friday, Northern Virginia Community College, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Free. 703-845-6156.

"IN FOCUS" EXHIBIT, contemporary photography by various artists; opening reception, 6-8 p.m. today; exhibit continues, noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, through July 17, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565 or www.torpedofactory.org.

PAKASTINI FILM, "Khamosh Pani: Silent Waters," about the effects of religious fundamentalism on society in Pakistan, directed by Sabiah Sumar, with English subtitles, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, 6:30 p.m., Arlington Central Library, auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-459-4918.

"VIRILE CONTINENT," an Alejandro Acobino play performed in Spanish with English interpretation, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, through June 18, Teatro de la Luna, Gunston Arts Center, Theater Two,

2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $15-$25. 703-548-3092 or www.teatrodelaluna.org.

"PACIFIC OVERTURES," a musical by Stephen Sondheim, performed by Signature Theatre, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, through July 3, the theater, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $30-$47. 703-218-6500 or www.signature-theatre.org.

EURIPIDES' "MEDEA," performed by the Washington Shakespeare Company, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through July 3, Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $22-$30; Saturday matinees, pay what you can. 800-494-8497 or www.washingtonshakespeare.org.

Friday 10

BALLSTON FARMERS MARKET, vegetables, fruit, cheese, herbs, French bread, pastries, syrup, flowers, eggs and more, with live music, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays, Welburn Square, Ninth and North Stuart streets, near Ballston Common Mall, Arlington. Admission, free. 703-528-3527.

AMERICAN FLAGS PROGRAM, registration is required by Friday for a

June 14 program in which a senior center staff member discusses the "Star Spangled Banner," other flags and an "Old Glory" quilt, noon, Aurora Hills

Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free; registration required.

703-228-5722.

GARDEN STONE ORNAMENTATION, artist Judy Murrett shows how to use a piece of a slate or fieldstone to embellish a garden, 1-3 p.m., Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. $20; registration required. 703-642-5173 or www.greenspring.org.

SENIORS MUSIC APPRECIATION, senior center members discuss Russian composers, 1:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

BLUES AND FOLK CONCERT, Michael Mulvaney and Randy Latimer, 7-8:30 p.m., Upton Hill Regional Park, 6060 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-534-3437 or www.potomacoverlook.org.

MUSEUM LANTERN TOURS, for ages 5 and older, costumed guides lead 30-minute tours of Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 7-10 p.m. Fridays, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $5; registration required. 703-838-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.

ARLINGTON PLANETARIUM SHOW, "Hubble Vision II," 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Sunday, 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. $3; seniors and 12 and younger, $2. 703-228-6070 or 703-228-6019.

"MONSTER IN THE CLOSET," play performed by the Children's Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. $10; students and seniors, $8. 703-548-1154 or www.encorestage.org.

GULF BRANCH CAMPFIRE, stories, live animals, games, songs and s'mores, 7:45-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $3; registration required. 703-228-3403.

TWO ONE-ACT COMEDIES, Elaine May's "The Way of All Fish" and Alan Arkin's "Virtual Reality," performed by Port City Playhouse, 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and June 21, through June 25, Nannie J. Lee Memorial Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. $12; seniors and students, $10. 703-838-2880 or www.portcityplayhouse.com.

POETRY EVENT, poet Kwame Alexander, sponsored by Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, 8 p.m., Lubber Run Amphitheatre, North Second and Columbus streets, Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850 or 703-228-6966.

Saturday 11

ALEXANDRIA FARMERS MARKET, meat, dairy, fish, fruit and vegetables, sponsored by City of Alexandria, 5-10 a.m., Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. Admission, free. 703-838-5006.

ARLINGTON FARMERS MARKET, meat, dairy, fruit, vegetables, bread, mushrooms and honey, sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension and Arlington Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources, 8 a.m.-noon, North Courthouse Road, between North 14th and North Uhle streets. Admission, free. 703-228-6423 or www.arlingtonfarmersmarket.com.

DEL RAY FARMERS MARKET, produce, cheese, flowers, meat, mushrooms, honey, pralines and baked goods, 8 a.m.-noon, Mount Vernon and East Oxford avenues, Alexandria. Admission, free. 703-683-2570.

BOUNDARY STONE BIKE TOUR, a 35-mile bike ride on paved streets and bike trails through Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax County, bring lunch and water, sponsored by Center Hiking Club, 9:15 a.m., East Falls Church Metro station, Sycamore Street, Falls Church. $1. 703-243-0179.

BUILDING YOUTH ASSETS PROGRAM, activities for families, sponsored by the City of Alexandria, "Double Dutch," 10 a.m.-noon, Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4845.

PENNSYLVANIA TRAIN TRIP, for seniors, travel by bus to Gettysburg to board the Pioneer Lines Scenic Railways Evening Paradise Dinner Train, which travels through Adams County, supper included, bus returns at 10 p.m. and departs from two Arlington locations: 2:30 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., and 2:45 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy. $69; registration required. 703-228-4749.

"BEAD IT" EXHIBIT, wearable and non-wearable art by Del Ray Artisans, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, through June 26, Del Ray Artisans Gallery, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827 or www.delrayartisans.org.

CIVIL WAR PROGRAM, Union and Confederate military and civilian reenactors portray daily life in a Civil War camp, plus infantry drills and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; torchlight tours of camps, 7-9 p.m., Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. $2; children, $1; registration required. 703-838-4848.

HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR, Ball-Sellers House, built in 1750, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, 5620 S. Third St., Arlington. Free. 703-379-2123 or 703-536-8270.

NATURE WALK, guided hike with a park volunteer, 1-4 p.m., Potomac Overlook Regional Park, nature center, 2845 N. Marcey Rd., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-528-5406.

JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM, for ages 7-10, learn outdoor survival skills, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Jenny Dean Park, 3630 S. 27th St., Arlington. $3; registration required. 703-228-4747.

WILDFLOWERS PROGRAM, slide show and walk, 2-3:30 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-4747.

INSECTS PROGRAM, for ages 6-10, look for insects and make a craft, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $1; registration required. 703-228-4747.

RANDY BARRETT CONCERT, folk songs, 7 p.m., Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Rd., Arlington. $5. 703-528-5406 or www.potomacoverlook.org.

TEEN CAMPFIRE, for ages 11-18, discussion of outdoor survival skills, with s'mores, 7:45-9 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $3; registration required. 703-228-4747.

Sunday 12

ARLANDRIA-CHIRILAGUA FESTIVAL, musicians, arts, crafts, souvenirs, food and beverages, sponsored by Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, noon-7 p.m., 3700 and 3800 blocks of Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Free. 703-883-4686.

HISTORIC WOODLAWN TOUR, early 19th-century estate, full tea follows, noon and 2 p.m. Sunday and June 19, Woodlawn, 9000 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria. $25-$30; registration required. 703-780-4000 or www.woodlawn1805.org.

CHILDREN'S TURTLE PROGRAM, for ages 5-8, learn about the types of turtles in Virginia and search for turtles in a pond, 1-2 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-4747.

HERB PROGRAM, a staff gardener discusses herbs in recipes, floral arrangements and garden design, 1-3 p.m., Historic Green Spring House, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. $24; registration required. 703-941-7987 or www.greenspring.org.

CHESAPEAKE BAY ECOLOGY, discussed by naturalist Martin Ogle, sponsored by Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, 2 p.m., Potomac Overlook Regional Park, nature center, 2845 N. Marcey Rd., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-528-5406.

"FAMILY TIES" EXHIBIT, paintings by Nilo Santiago, reception, 2-4 p.m. Sunday; show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through July 3, Art League Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780.

FOLK MUSIC CONCERT, by James Keelaghan, sponsored by Focus Inn folk music organization, 7 p.m., Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $12. 703-380-3151 or www.focusmusic.org.

Monday 13

WATERCOLOR EXHIBIT, by Potomac Valley Watercolorists, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, Horticultural Center, and noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Manor House; through June 27, Green Spring Gardens

Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-941-7987 or 703-548-2032.

"TO DYE FOR" EXHIBIT, hand-dyed and hand-painted fiber art, jewelry and more, by Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery artists, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m-5 p.m. weekends, through July 10, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935.

ALEXANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT, by Aya Takashima, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, through July 29, Northern Virginia Community College, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Free. 703-845-6156.

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT, "Open for Business: Commerce and Industry in Old Alexandria," photos and other artifacts of pre-World War II businesses, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays, the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4994.

SENIORS CHESS CLUB, 10 a.m. Mondays, Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5285.

SENIORS KNITTING, knit and crochet items to donate to charity, bring washable acrylic yarn, 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5722.

SENIORS ESL CLASS, English as a Second Language, 11 a.m. Mondays, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4839.

AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS PROGRAM, "Bridge to the Future: Creating a 21st-Century Alliance Between the African American and African Immigrant Communities," sponsored by the Ethiopian Community Development Council, 7-9 p.m., Marriott Crystal City Hotel, 1999 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington. Free. 703-685-0510, Ext. 232.

ARLINGTON NOVEL TALKS, Julia Glass's book "Three Junes," 7 p.m., Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St., 703-228-5260, and Mary Lawson's "Crow Lake," 7:30 p.m., Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Rd., 703-228-6330. Free.

Tuesday 14

DESEGREGATION HISTORY EXHIBIT, "Stony the Road: Desegregating America's Schools," a 12-panel display of archival photographs and text, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays, Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4356.

VIETNAMESE CUISINE, recipes and food sampling, by Phung Luong Nguyen, 10:15 a.m., Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-5700.

"SOLO EXHIBITIONS," color photographs, videos and other art media, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, through July 9, Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd,. Arlington. Free. 703-248-6800 or www.arlingtonartscenter.org.

SENIORS BOOK TALK, Pete Hamill's "Snow in August," 1:30 p.m.,

Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free.

703-228-4403.

HARMONY GROUP REHEARSALS, Arlingtones Barbershop Harmony Chorus, new participants welcome, 7-10 p.m. Tuesdays, Gunston Arts Center, Room 147, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. Free. 703-521-9331.

BARBERSHOP MUSIC, Arlingtones Male Barbershop Chorus and Quartets, 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Lubber Run Amphitheatre, North Second and Columbus streets, Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850 or 703-228-6966.

"THE SUM OF US," for ages 13 and older, a play performed by Trumpet Vine Theatre Company, 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; matinee and ice cream social, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through June 19, Theater on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $20; seniors and students, $10. 703-912-1649 or www.trumpetvinetheatrecompany.org.

Wednesday 15

MUSEUM AND HOUSE TOUR, for seniors, travel by bus to Winchester, tour the Shenandoah Valley Museum and Glen Burnie House, with tea, bus returns at 6 p.m. and departs from three Arlington locations: 8 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St.; 8:15 a.m., Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr.; and 8:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy. $59; registration required. 703-228-4749.

SENIORS WRITING WORKSHOP, how to write an autobiography, taught by senior adult specialist Rachel Thompson, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-5722.

"DESTINATIONS IMAGINED AND REAL," acrylic and mixed-media works by artist Ann McDowell, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 1-3 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 7, Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

FATHER'S DAY PROGRAM, for seniors, registration required by Wednesday for a June 17 lunch and movie program, 11:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. $5. 703-228-5722.

GEMSTONE CLUB, for 7 and older, learn about birthstones, geology, mining and legends and examine gems and crystals, 4-5 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $4; registration required. 703-228-4747.

ARLINGTON BOOK TALK, Paula Huntley's "The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo," 7 p.m., Columbia Pike Library, 8186 S. Walter Reed Dr. Free. 703-228-5710.

"THE LAST FIVE YEARS," a musical performed by MetroStage, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, through July 24, the

theater, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $32-$38. 800-494-8497 or

703-548-9044.

"CONCERT UNDER THE STARS," by Potomac Harmony Chorus, 8 p.m., Lubber Run Amphitheatre, North Second and Columbus streets, Arlington. Free. 703-764-3896 or www.potomacharmony.org.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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