Thursday 27

CARLYLE HOUSE EXHIBIT, "Death Comes to Carlyle House: An 18th-Century Virginia Home in Mourning," to mark 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. today, Friday and 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.

"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.

ARLINGTON PLANT CLINIC, master gardeners offer advice, 7-9 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6414.

MONARCH MIGRATION, discussion by naturalist Suzanne Holland, sponsored by Washington Area Butterfly Club, 7:30 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6535 or 703-228-4747.

"DRACULA," performed by Synetic Theater, 8 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, 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.

"HAPGOOD," Tom Stoppard play performed by Washington Shakespeare Company, previews, 8 p.m. today, Friday, Saturday and Monday; show continues 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. 4, Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. Previews, pay what you can; regular performances, $22-$30. 703-418-4808 or 800-494-8497.

Friday 28

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.

"THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE," performance for children, an adaptation of the C.S. Lewis book about children who enter an old wardrobe that leads to a magical world, 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 6, Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. $10; children, students and seniors, $8. 703-548-1154, Ext. 1.

Saturday 29

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.

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, 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.

SENIORS INFORMATION FAIR, representatives of senior services and related groups provide information on programs, sponsored by Arlington Commission on Aging, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-1700.

DECOUPAGE WORKSHOP, with artist Durwin Rice, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. $150; both days, $275; registration required by Oct. 27. 703-979-8996.

CHILDREN'S ART WORKSHOP, for ages 10-14, making a mask, with storytelling, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free; preregistration required. 703-248-6800.

FRIENDSHIP FIREHOUSE MUSEUM, exhibits, tours and light refreshments, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 107 S. Alfred St., Alexandria. Free. 703-751-6416.

FORT WARD TOURS, led by guides in period uniforms, walking shoes are recommended, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4848.

SQUIRRELS PROGRAM, for preschoolers, a hike and squirrel count led by a naturalist, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Jerome "Buddie" Ford Nature Center, 5750 Sanger Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4829 or www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

"EVITA: THE MUSICAL," theater trip for seniors, travel to France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in Baltimore; bus departs from two Arlington locations: Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., at 11:25 a.m. and Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr., at 11:45 a.m. Bus returns at 6 p.m. $76; preregistration required. 703-228-4749.

"THE MUSIC BOX," for 4 and older, performed by Classika Theatre, noon Saturday and Sunday, the theater, 4041 S. 28th St., Arlington. $15. 703-824-0660 or www.synetictheater.org.

HALLOWEEN GOBLIN GAMES, for ages 2-7, a lights-on program with face painting, music and games, sponsored by Alexandria Jaycees, 12:30-5:30 p.m., Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. Free. 703-866-7171.

FAIR AT FORT WARD, hayrides, games, painting pumpkins, animals, scarecrow making, snacks and more, 1-5 p.m., Fort C.F. Smith Park and Historic Site, 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. $5; 3 and younger, free. 703-243-7329 or 703-228-6535.

GOSPEL SINGING, Renaissance Gospel Singers and Christian Love Gospel Singers, sponsored by Alexandria Society for the Preservation of Black Heritage, 2 p.m., Nanny J. Lee Community Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. $25. 703-370-1252 or 703-751-4253.

CIVIL WAR ERA DINNER, with main course, salad, vegetable, dessert and beverage, prepared in the manner of an 1860s meal, 5 or 7 p.m., Henry House, Fort C.F. Smith Park and Historic Site, 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. $20; 5 and younger, $10; reservations required. 703-243-7329.

18TH-CENTURY FUNERAL, and ghost tour, by Alexandria's Footsteps to the Past, 6-10 p.m., Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. $5; ages 7-12, $2; 11 and younger, free. 703-549-2997.

HAUNTED HALLOWEEN HIKE, for children 5 and older accompanied by an adult, 7:30 p.m., Potomac Overlook Regional Park nature center, 2845 N. Marcey Rd., Arlington. $6. 703-528-5406.

Sunday 30

OSIRIS TRIO CONCERT, for seniors, cello, violin and piano, travel to the National Academy of Sciences in the District; bus departs from three Arlington locations: 9:25 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St.; 9:45 a.m., Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr.; and 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Bus returns at 4 p.m. $8; preregistration required. 703-228-4749.

DEL RAY HALLOWEEN PARADE, firetrucks, elected officials and costumed children parade along Mount Vernon Avenue, 2-3 p.m.; costume contest registration, 1:30 p.m.; awards ceremony, goodie bags, light refreshments and music by Lump Dog, 3-5 p.m.; parade starts at Mount Vernon and East Bellefonte avenues and ends at Mount Vernon Recreational Center fields, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-2570.

POTOMAC RIVER AREA HIKES, Theodore Roosevelt Island, north to Windy Run 2-4 p.m. Sunday; Gulf Branch Nature Center to Chain Bridge 2-4 p.m. Nov. 6; and Chain Bridge to Fort Marcey, 2-4 p.m. Nov. 13, dress for the weather and bring water. Three sessions, $40; preregistration required. 703-228-3403 or 703-228-4747.

NEW DOMINION CHORALE, concert, 4 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $15-$25. 703-442-9404.

EDGAR ALLAN POE, actor David Keltz reads from Poe's work, 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday, the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. $12. 703-838-4994.

Monday 31

"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.

SENIORS "MONSTER BALL," music by pianist Bob Smith, costume contest, dancing and lunch, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. $4; preregistration required. 703-228-6300.

Tuesday 1

ART EXHIBITS, photography, sculpture, mixed media, 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.

ALEXANDRIA HARMONIZERS, auditions, 7-10 p.m., Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. Free. 703-836-0969 or www.harmonizers.org.

FORT MYER CONCERT, "Music for Brass Dectet," 7:30 p.m., Brucker Hall, Washington Boulevard and South Second Street, Arlington. 703-696-3399 or www.usarmyband.com.

Wednesday 2

BIRD WALK, led by Northern Virginia Bird Club members, bring binoculars, 9-11:30 a.m., meet at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. Free; preregistration required. 703-228-6535 or 703-228-4747.

ANDY WARHOL EXHIBIT, for seniors, travel to the Corcoran Gallery in the District, tour and jazz program; bus departs from three Arlington locations: 9:25 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St.; 9:45 a.m., Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr.; and 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Bus returns at 4 p.m. $15; preregistration required. 703-228-4749.

GEORGE WASHINGTON'S LEADERSHIP, discussed by historian Peter Henriques; light refreshments, 7 p.m., Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $12; reservations requested. 703-838-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.

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.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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