Thursday 30

"FAMILY TIES" EXHIBIT, paintings by Nilo Santiago, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780.

MODERN MAN CONCERT, music and comedy, sponsored by the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Metro Park, North Moore and Lynn streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850 or 703-228-6966.

DRAGONFLIES PROGRAM, for ages 7-11, learn about dragonflies, make a craft and net the insects, 3-4 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $3; preregistration required. 703-228-3403.

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

"PACIFIC OVERTURES," a musical by Stephen Sondheim, performed by Signature Theatre, 8 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, the theater, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $30-$47. 703-218-6500 or www.signature-theatre.org.

EURIPIDES'S "MEDEA," performed by the Washington Shakespeare Company, 8 p.m. today and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $22-$30; Saturday matinee, pay what you can. 800-494-8497 or www.washingtonshakespeare.org.

MINIATURE GOLF ART EXHIBIT, a juried interactive exhibit of an indoor, nine-hole course designed by local artists; reception, 6-9 p.m. today; is open noon-8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; show continues noon-8 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays through Aug. 13, Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington. General admission, free; mini-putter course, $2; 12 and younger, $1. 703-228-7710 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

Friday 1

SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS, beginners class for seniors, 10:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free; preregistration required. 703-228-4403.

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.

FRANCISCAN MONASTERY TOUR, for seniors, travel to the District, tour the monastery, catacombs and garden, lunch on your own at Potowmack Landing, bus returns at 4:45 p.m. To begin the day's activities, the bus departs from three Arlington locations: 11 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St.; 11:20 a.m., Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr.; and 11:35 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. $8; preregistration required. 703-228-4749.

CELTIC CONCERT, by dulcimer player Maggie Sansone, sponsored by Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Welburn Square, Stuart and Taylor streets, Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850 or 703-228-6966.

SENIORS MUSIC APPRECIATION, Marine Band member Joe Suchomel discusses "Dances Not for Dancing," 1:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

MUSEUM LANTERN TOURS, for 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; preregistration required. 703-838-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.

"TIGER BAY," a 1959 film with Haley Mills, sponsored by Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, 8 p.m., Lubber Run Amphitheatre, North Second and Columbus streets, Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850.

Saturday 2

ALEXANDRIA FARMERS MARKET, meat, dairy, fish, fruit and vegetables, sponsored by the 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.

RED CABOOSE PROGRAM, a park ranger discusses the history of the caboose, with 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.

BALLSTON ART MARKET, handmade jewelry, pottery, quilts, wearable art, watercolors, oil paintings, photography and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. the first Saturday of each month; rock music by the Grandsons, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Welburn Square, Ninth and North Stuart streets, near Ballston Common Mall, Arlington. Admission free. 703-228-0560 or 703-528-3527.

"CINDERELLA," a play with actors and puppets, performed by Classika Theatre, noon Saturdays and Sundays, through Aug. 21, Classika Theatre, 4041 S. 28th St., Arlington. $12-$15. 703-824-0660 or www.classika.org.

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.

MODERN MAN, concert, sponsored by Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, 8 p.m., Lubber Run Amphitheatre, North Second and Columbus streets, Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850.

Sunday 3

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

Monday 4

EURIPIDES'S "ION," a tragicomic Greek classic performed by Natural Theatricals, special matinee performance 2 p.m. Monday; regular performances 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through July 17, George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. $20. 703-739-5895 or www.naturaltheatricals.com.

DINNER CRUISE, aboard the Cherry Blossom, with buffet, beverages and music by Jim Morris and the Big Bamboo Band and Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Saltwater Cowboys, sponsored by Washington Area Parrot Head Club, 7:30-10:30 p.m.; departs from city docks behind Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. $89. 703-801-3154 or www.waphc.com.

Tuesday 5

PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, exhibit by Michael Lahr, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Arlington Public Schools Education Center, 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5990.

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

"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. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through July 10, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935.

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, through Aug. 5, Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4356.

"OLD ALEXANDRIA" PHOTOS, exhibit, "Open for Business: Commerce and Industry in Old Alexandria," plus other artifacts of pre-World War II businesses, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4994.

"SUMMER ACCENTS" ART EXHIBIT, by Empowered Women International artists, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-248-6800, 301-693-1346 or www.ewint.org.

SQUEEZE BAYOU CONCERT, sponsored by Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Spice of Life Plaza, 1401 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850 or 703-228-6966.

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.

KIDS LIBRARY ACTIVITIES, Summer Quest program, for ages 6-12, ongoing registration 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, 3809 Mount Vernon Ave., 703-838-4566. Free.

ARLINGTON SENIOR OLYMPICS, for people 50 (as of Dec. 31) and older, ongoing registration for Sept. 17-30 indoor and outdoor events, including basketball, eight-ball pool, golf, horseshoes, line dance, pickle-ball, shuffleboard, table tennis, tennis, track and field, swimming, bowling, bridge and chess at senior centers and other facilities in Northern Virginia. $10; additional event, $1; preregistration required. 703-228-4721 or www.novaseniorolympics.com.

Wednesday 6

"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.

MICHAEL MULVANEY, rock and blues concert, sponsored by Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Olsson's Books and Records, 1735 N. Lynn St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850 or 703-228-6966.

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

CLARENDON FARMERS MARKET, vegetables, fruit, herbs, bread, cookies, brownies, French pastries, custom-made bouquets and bedding plants, sponsored by Clarendon Alliance, 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Clarendon Metro Park, Clarendon and Washington boulevards, Arlington. Admission free. 703-276-0228 or www.clarendon.org.

VIBRAPHONE CONCERT, by Harry Wilson Straight Ahead, sponsored by Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, 6:30-8 p.m., Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850 or 703-228-6966.

"CAN YOU BURN A MUD PIE," ceramic works by Marcia Finnerty; artist's talk 7-8 p.m. Wednesday; show continues 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. weekdays, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, through Aug. 31, Mini Gallery at Lee Arts Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0560.

"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.

"EMPEROR JONES," a drama performed by American Century Theater, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. July 10, 17 and 23, through July 23, Gunston Arts Center, Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $18-$26. 703-553-8782 or www.americancentury.org.

Thursday 7

POST PRINTING PLANT TOUR, seniors travel by bus to Springfield to tour a Washington Post printing plant; bus returns at noon. To start the day, the bus departs from three Arlington locations: 8:40 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St.; 9 a.m., Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr.; and 9:15 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. $8. 703-228-4749.

JOHN HARTMAN'S "WATER WORKS," color photography, opens 10 a.m. July 7, staying open until 5 p.m.; show continues 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 1; artist's reception, 2-4 p.m. July 10, and talk by Hartman 7-8 p.m. July 14, Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780.

COUNTRY MUSIC, concert, Backroads Band, sponsored by Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Metro Park, North Moore and Lynn streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850 or 703-228-6966.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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