MARYMOUNT ART EXHIBIT, paintings by Marymount University fine arts faculty members, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Marymount University, Reinsch Library, Barry Gallery, 2807 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-284-1561.
POLYMER SCULPTURE EXHIBIT, works by Fran Abrams, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, through Oct. 28, Northern Virginia Community College, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Free. 703-845-6156 or www.schlesingercenter.com.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TALK, Elenor Hodges of Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment discusses ways to protect Arlington streams and the Chesapeake Bay, 11:15 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free; preregistration required. 703-228-0555.
LUNCHTIME CHAMBER CONCERT, by Friday Morning Music Club, noon-1 p.m., Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-7710.
ARLINGTON PLANT CLINIC, master gardeners offer advice, 7-9 p.m. today and Oct. 27, Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6414.
FORT MYER CONCERT, "Musical Stories for Children of All Ages," 7:30 p.m., Brucker Hall, Washington Boulevard and South Second Street, Arlington. 703-696-3399 or www.usarmyband.com.
"DRACULA," performed by Synetic Theater, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, through Oct. 29, Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. $15-$30. 703-824-0660 or www.synetictheater.org.
ARGENTINE PLAY, "Just at Life's Best Moment," by Alicia Munoz, performed in Spanish with English supertitles, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, through Nov. 12, Teatro de la Luna, Gunston Arts Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $15-$25. 703-548-3092 or www.teatrodelaluna.org.
U.S. SUPREME COURT TOUR, for seniors, travel by bus to the District; bus departs from three Arlington locations: 9:15 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy.; 9:30 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St.; and 9:45 a.m., Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St. Bus returns at 2:30 p.m. $8; preregistration required. 703-228-4749.
SENIORS BOOK TALK, Kurban Said's "Ali and Nino: A Love Story," 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5722.
ARLINGTON PLANETARIUM SHOW, "Our Place in Space," 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 20, 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. $3; seniors and 12 and younger, $2. 703-228-6070.
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. Free admission. 703-838-5006.
ALEXANDRIA PLANT CLINICS, master gardeners offer advice, 6:30-9 a.m., Alexandria Farmers Market, 301 King St., and 8:30 a.m.-noon, Del Ray Farmers Market, Mount Vernon and East Oxford avenues. Free. 703-228-6414.
ARLINGTON FARMERS MARKET, meat, dairy products, fruits, 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. 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. 703-683-2570.
"OFF-TRAILS" HIKE, for adults, a guided hike with a field naturalist in a local park, wear long pants, long sleeves and waterproof shoes, bring binoculars, a water bottle and a snack, 9 a.m.-noon, van to site leaves from Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $20; preregistration required. 703-228-4747.
SENIORS DRIVING COURSE, a two-day refresher by AARP, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 29, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. $10; preregistration required. 703-228-6300.
PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW, works by members of the Del Ray Artisans, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 29, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Del Ray Artisans Gallery, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827 or www.delrayartisans.org.
CIVIL WAR TALK, Wally Owen of Fort Ward Museum and archaeologist Steve Shephard discuss "Warming the Troops: Alexandria's Crimean Ovens," about a hospital tent heating system, sponsored by Alexandria Archaeology, 10 a.m., Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. Free; preregistration required. 703-838-4848.
NATURE ART WORKSHOP, making artwork with leaves, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Jerome "Buddie" Ford Nature Center, 5750 Sanger Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4829 or www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.
"THE MUSIC BOX," for 4 and older, performed by Classika Theatre, noon Saturdays and Sundays, through Oct. 30, the theater, 4041 S. 28th St., Arlington. $15. 703-824-0660 or www.synetictheater.org.
ARLINGTON NATURE WALK, guided hike with a park volunteer, 1-4 p.m., Potomac Overlook Regional Park nature center, 2845 N. Marcey Rd. Free; preregistration required. 703-528-5406.
GARDENING WORKSHOP, learn how to plant bulbs, 2-3:30 p.m., Jerome "Buddie" Ford Nature Center, 5750 Sanger Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4829 or www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.
KENNY ROGERS CONCERT, for seniors, bus trip to Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore; bus departs from two Arlington locations: Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., at 12:40 p.m., and Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr., at 1 p.m. Bus returns at 6:45 p.m. $40; preregistration required. 703-228-4749.
MARINE CHAMBER ENSEMBLES, concert, 2 p.m., George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. Free. 202-683-2007 or www.gwmemorial.org.
CONCERT, Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, 5 p.m., Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Rd., Alexandria. $10; 18 and younger, free. 703-799-8229.
ART AUCTION, plus music, wine and cheese, hors d'oeuvres, dessert and door prizes, to benefit the SPCA of Northern Virginia and Alexandria Jaycees, 6-9 p.m., George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. $15; $10 in advance. 703-866-7171.
"WEAVE A LITTLE WEB FOR ME," exhibit by Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery artists, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends, through Nov. 13, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935 or www.potomaccraftsmenfibergallery.com.
"ALOFT," a discussion of the book by Chang-rae Lee, 7:30 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5722.
"HOW TO BE GOOD," discussion of the novel by Nick Hornby, 7:30 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-7689.
CANDIDATES FORUM, discussion of arts funding by candidates for Virginia General Assembly seats in the 45th, 47th, 48th and 49th districts and positions on the Arlington County Board and School Board, sponsored by Arlington Citizens for the Arts, 7-9 p.m., Gunston Arts Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. Free. 703-527-2795 or www.acfta.org.
CARLYLE HOUSE EXHIBIT, "Death Comes to Carlyle House: An 18th-Century Virginia Home in Mourning," in honor of the 225th anniversary of the death of John Carlyle, a tour and display of mourning jewelry, a reproduction coffin and black crepe, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. $4; ages 11-17, $2; 10 and younger, free. 703-549-2997.
ART EXHIBITS, photography, wood and metal sculpture, mixed media, fabric sculpture, glass art and prints by regional artists, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, through Nov. 5, Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-248-6800.
POETRY READING, by student competition winners, sponsored by Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, 6:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2800 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6299.
FORT MYER CONCERT, "Mostly Mallets," 7:30 p.m., Brucker Hall, Washington Boulevard and South Second Street, Arlington. 703-696-3399 or www.usarmyband.com.
METROSTAGE DRAMA, "For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again," by Michel Tremblay, a son's homage to his mother, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 27, MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $32-$38. 800-494-8497 or www.boxofficetickets.com.
"HEROIC WOMEN SPIES," lecture by Eugene Poteat of the Association of Former Intelligence Agents, sponsored by Alexandria Historical Society, 7:30 p.m., the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-2636 or www.alexandriahistorical.org.
"YEAR OF WONDERS," a discussion of the Geraldine Brooks novel about the effect of the plague on an English village in the 17th century, 10:30 a.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-7689.
-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS
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