Thursday 1

LANDSCAPE ART SHOW, exhibit by Timothy App, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday; Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780.

ROSSLYN FARMERS MARKET, fruit, vegetables, herbs, baked goods, jams and jellies, sponsored by the Rosslyn Business Improvement District, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays, outdoor area near 1735 N. Lynn St., Arlington. 703-522-6628.

GARDEN TOUR AND TEA, a guided walk and a full English tea, 1-3 p.m., Historic Green Spring House, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. $24; preregistration required. 703-941-7987 or

ARLINGTON PLANT CLINICS, master gardeners offer advice, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, through Oct. 27, Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St.; and 8-11 a.m. Saturdays, through Sept. 24, Arlington Farmers Market, N. 14th Street and Courthouse Road. Free. 703-228-6414.

"URINETOWN," musical comedy performed by Signature Theatre; 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Sept. 8; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; Signature Theatre, 3606 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $31-$55. 703-820-9771 or

Friday 2

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

Saturday 3

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

ALEXANDRIA PLANT CLINICS, master gardeners offer advice, 6:30-9 a.m., Alexandria Farmers Market, 301 King St.; and 8 a.m.-noon, Del Ray Farmers Market, Mount Vernon and E. Oxford avenues. Free. 703-228-6414.

HISTORICAL HOME TOUR, travel by bus to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello; bring bottled water and lunch; wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather; no strollers; 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; meet at Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr., Arlington. $35; preregistration required. 703-228-4747.

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

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

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; Welburn Square, Ninth and N. Stuart streets, near Ballston Common Mall, Arlington. Admission, free. 703-228-0560 or 703-528-3527.

GARDEN TOURS, provided by master gardeners at Bon Air Park's Sunny Garden, 10-10:30 a.m.; and the Quarry Garden, 10:30-11 a.m., 850 N. Lexington Street, corner of N. Lexington Street and Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Free. 703-228-6426.

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

ANDREW MCKNIGHT CONCERT, 7 p.m., Potomac Overlook Regional Park nature center, 2845 N. Marcey Rd., Arlington. $5. 703-528-5406.

Sunday 4

HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR, Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House, 8:30-11 a.m., Woodlawn, 9000 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria. $25; preregistration required. 703-780-4000, Ext. 27 or

INDIAN DANCE FESTIVAL, classical dance discussion, 1 p.m.; performances by Padmasri Madhavi Mudgal and Nirupama Rajendra troupes; Indian food available, 4 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. $10. 703-532-5479 or

Monday 5

ARLINGTON BELL RINGING, commemorate Labor Day by ringing a vintage Pennsylvania church bell; sponsored by the Bluemont Civic Association, noon, Constitution Bicentennial Gardens, North George Mason Drive and Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Free. 703-527-6118.

"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., Mondays-Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 26, the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4994.

Tuesday 6

VIETNAMESE CUISINE, sample cuisine and try a spring roll recipe; 10:15 a.m., Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., Arlington. Free; preregistration required. 703-228-5700.

COMPUTER CLASSES FOR SENIORS, use of the Internet, e-mail, word processing and spreadsheets taught by teenagers from local schools; sponsored by CyberSeniors and CyberTeens; schedule to be determined; Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington; and Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. $30, includes textbook; preregistration required. 703-228-6425 or

Wednesday 7

ARLINGTON BIRD WALK, with members of Northern Virginia Bird Club; bring binoculars and field guides; 8:30-11 a.m.; meet at Long Branch Nature Center parking lot, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. Free; preregistration required. 703-228-4747.

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. 703-276-0228.

IRAQ WARTIME PLAY, "The Sandstorm: Stories From the Front," based on playwright Sean Huze's experiences as a Marine corporal in Iraq; performed by MetroStage; 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays; 7 and 9 p.m. Saturdays; 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 25, MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $25. 800-494-8497 or

Thursday 8

REHOBOTH BEACH TRIP, for seniors, travel by bus to Delaware; lunch on your own; bus departs from three Arlington locations: 8 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St.; 8:15 a.m., Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr.; and 8:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Bus returns at about 7:30 p.m. $28; preregistration required. 703-228-4749.

CHILDREN'S GARDEN PROGRAM, for ages 3-5, corn stories and crafts; 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon; 10-11 a.m. Sept. 10; Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. $5; preregistration required. 703-642-5173 or

"URBAN SURVIVORS," watercolor paintings by Michele Rea; exhibit opens Sept. 8; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 3; opening reception 2-4 p.m. Sept. 11; Art League Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780.

FALL ART SHOW, "Autumnal, the Measure of the Season"; works by Del Ray Artisans; preview 6-9 p.m. Sept. 8; opening reception 7-10 p.m. Sept. 9; show continues, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays; noon-4 p.m. Sundays; through Oct. 1, Del Ray Artisans Gallery, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827 or

ALEXANDRIA "SECOND THURSDAY," live music and other entertainment starts at 6 p.m. Shops and galleries open until 9 p.m. on streets near Market Square and the waterfront. Admission, free. 703-838-4546.

"IT HAD TO BE YOU," romantic comedy presented by American Century Theater; opens Sept. 8; 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sept. 10, 18 and 25 and Oct. 1 and 8 (last show); Gunston Arts Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $20-$29.50. 703-553-8782 or

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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