Thursday 16

LUNCHTIME CONCERT, by Mike Lapadula and the Lost Souls, sponsored by Arts Alexandria Fresco, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Metro Park, North Moore and Lynn streets, Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850, 703-228-6966 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

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

MARINE BAND CONCERT, outdoors (weather permitting), 7 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 25, Marine Corps War Memorial, (shuttle available from Arlington National Cemetery Visitors Center), North Meade Street and Marshall Drive, Arlington. Free. 202-433-4011.

PROPOSED PARK LAND HEARING, the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities will hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed purchase of CSX Rail property at Duke Street and Witter Drive for potential recreational fields and the proposed purchase of the Freedman Cemetery site at South Washington and Church streets for a potential Freedmen's Cemetery Memorial Park, 7 p.m., Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4842.

"VIRILE CONTINENT," an Alejandro Acobino play performed in Spanish with English interpretation, 8 p.m. today and Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 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.

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

"JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS," performed by Synetic Theater, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 and 8 p.m. Sundays, through June 25, Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. $29-$39. 703-824-0660 or www.synetic.org.

Friday 17

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.

DULCIE TAYLOR TRIO, concert, sponsored by Arts Alexandria Fresco, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Welburn Square, Stuart and Taylor streets, Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850, 703-228-6966 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

SENIORS BOOK DISCUSSION, Carson McCullers's "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter," 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5722.

STEPPING STONES WORKSHOP, a staff gardener shows how to make mosaic stones using pieces of china and tile, 1-3 p.m., Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. $28; registration required. 703-642-5173 or www.greenspring.org.

JAZZ ENSEMBLE CAMP, for teenagers, registration deadline is Friday, learn how to play jazz and blues, sponsored by Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, July 5-Aug. 11, Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. $150. 703-519-3494.

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.

Saturday 18

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 and 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.

"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.

CARNIVOROUS PLANTS, Michael Szesze of the Carnivorous Plant Nursery shows slides about carnivorous plants and shows how to create a miniature carnivorous plant garden to take home (materials supplied), 10 a.m.-noon, Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd. (3.5 miles east on Route 236 from Beltway Exit 6), Alexandria. Lecture, $5; lecture and workshop, $25; reservations required. 703-642-5173.

ANTIQUES SHOW, sale of furniture, silver, crystal, quilts, Oriental rugs and more, sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Arlington, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. $6. 703-525-1957 or 703-671-9017.

RED CABOOSE PROGRAM, a park ranger discusses the history of the caboose, 11 a.m.-noon Saturday; displays and exhibits, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, Bluemont Park, 601 N. Manchester St., Arlington. Free. 703-525-0168.

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION, music performances, craft making demonstrations and food, 1-6 p.m., 900 Wythe St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4356.

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.

JUNIOR RANGER HIKE, for ages 7-10, walk along Donaldson Run to the Potomac River, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Jenny Dean Park, 3630 S. 27th St., Arlington. $3; registration required. 703-228-4747.

EDIBLE WILD PLANTS, a park ranger discusses "An Introduction to Edible Wild Plants," shows slides and leads a hike, 2 p.m., Potomac Overlook Regional Park, nature center, 2845 N. Marcey Rd., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-528-5406.

MARINE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, concert, 7:30 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Free. 202-433-5714.

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.

LONG BRANCH CAMPFIRE, stories, live animals, games, songs and s'mores, 7:45-9 p.m., Long Branch amphitheater, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $3; registration required. 703-228-4747.

DANCE CONCERT, by Bowen McCauley Dance, sponsored by Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, 8 p.m., Lubber Run Amphitheatre, North Second and Columbus streets, Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850, 703-228-6966 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

Sunday 19

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

FATHER'S DAY FIREHOUSE TOUR, fathers with children receive a certificate; ring the fire bell and have a picture taken, 1-5 p.m., Friendship Fire Company Bucket Brigade, 107 S. Alfred St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-3891.

"HEARABOUTS" CONCERT, music and dance presented by the LaMont J. Mitchell and Friends Jazz Ensemble; Peruvian dancers, Chino Terrones; Requiebros Spanish Dance Group; and the Turkish American Music and Dance Ensemble, sponsored by Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, 1-4 p.m., Lubber Run Amphitheatre, North Second and Columbus streets, Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850, 703-228-6966 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

ECLIPSE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, concert, 3 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $20; seniors, $15; students with ID, $5. 703-256-2956.

FATHER'S DAY PROGRAM, for families, games, craft making, information about fish, 3-4 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $5; registration required. 703-228-6535.

CHAMBER MUSIC, by Trinity Chamber Players of Washington, 6:30 p.m., Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. $10; 12 and younger, free. 301-881-8969 or www.trinitychamberorchestra.org.

Monday 20

ALEXANDRIA SUMMER QUEST PROGRAM, for ages 6-12, registration begins Monday for summer reading, movies, crafts and other activities in July and August, call for schedules: Charles E. Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St., 703-519-5900, Ext. 4; Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., 703-519-6000; Kate Waller Barrett Branch, 717 Queen St., 703-838-4555; James M. Duncan Jr. Branch, temporarily at 3809 Mount Vernon Ave., 703-838-4566. Free.

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.

"FAMILY TIES" EXHIBIT, paintings by Nilo Santiago, 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.

"TO DYE FOR" EXHIBIT, hand-dyed and hand-painted fiber art and jewelry, 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.

Tuesday 21

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.

"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.

WILDFLOWERS WORKSHOP, naturalist Alonso Abugattas shows slides, discusses gardening tips and makes a potpourri sachet, 11:15 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $1; registration required. 703-228-0555.

ROB LEVIT TRIO, concert, sponsored by Arts Alexandria Fresco, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Spice of Life Plaza, 1401 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850, 703-228-6966 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

GENEALOGY TALK, archivist Dick Harrington discusses "Preserving Your Family's Papers, Books, Videos and CDs," sponsored by Mount Vernon Genealogical Society, 1 p.m., Hollin Hall Senior Center, Room 112, 1500 Shenandoah Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-360-0920.

ARLINGTON STORY TIME, for ages 3-8, nature stories, a game, craft making and live animals, 3:30-4:15 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-6535.

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.

Wednesday 22

PUPPET PLAY, for preschoolers, "The Mossy Men of Summer," presented by faculty members of Potomac Crescent School, 10:30 a.m., the school, 923 23rd St., Arlington. Free. 703-624-1309.

"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.

LEAH MORGAN CONCERT, sponsored by Arts Alexandria Fresco, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Anna and David Plaza, 1525 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850, 703-228-6966 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

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

GOOD DEAL SHOP BAND, concert, sponsored by Arts Alexandria Fresco, 6:30-8 p.m., Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850, 703-228-6966 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

ROBERT E. LEE TALK, author George G. Kundahl discusses his book "Alexandria Goes to War: Beyond Robert E. Lee," 7:30 p.m., Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4994 or www.alexandriahistorical.org.

"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.

Thursday 23

VIETNAMESE CUISINE, information on making traditional beef stew, with Phung Luong Nguyen, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-6300.

SONGFELLOWS REHEARSAL, a four-part men's harmony group, men 65 and older are invited to audition, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-536-5160.

TEDDY BEAR PICNIC, for preschoolers, learn how to make a bag lunch, bring a stuffed bear, light refreshments, sponsored by Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, 10 a.m.-noon, Chinquapin Park Recreation Center, 3210 King St., Alexandria. $11; registration required. 703-519-2160.

JANE AUSTEN BOOK DISCUSSION, "Pride and Prejudice," 10:30 a.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-7689.

THE LOVEJOY GROUP, concert, sponsored by Arts Alexandria Fresco, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Metro Park, North Moore and Lynn streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850, 703-228-6966 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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