Thursday 22 FRUIT SALE, sponsored by Northwest Arlington Lions Club. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. today-Saturday, Overlee Clubhouse, 6030 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free admission. 703-243-7938. "SOME LIKE IT HOT," pottery exhibit by the Ceramic Guild. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, Studio 19, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-6288.
"ACROSS MALTA," paintings by Marian Van Landingham. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4199.
AARP TAX PREPARATION, for age 60 and older, assistance with preparation of income tax returns. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays, 1-8 p.m. Tuesdays, through April 16, Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington. Free. 888-227-7669.
"COLOR: FIELD AND FOREST," pastels by Lou Gagnon. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today-Saturday and Monday-Tuesday, Lee Arts Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0560.
ARLINGTON JURIED PHOTO EXHIBIT, "Photos You Have Taken Over the Past 75 Years," by local professional and amateur photographers. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through March 10, Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-7710.
ART EXHIBIT, by Artspace Artist Association of Raleigh, N.C. Noon-5 p.m. today-Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4.
"CRAVE," a drama performed by Signature Theatre. 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 2800 S. Stafford St., Arlington. $33-$55. 703-820-9771.
"A PLACE OF OUR OWN," a documentary about African American families that vacation on Martha's Vineyard, by Stanley Nelson. 6:30 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6340.
"GOD AND GAYS," documentary, "God and Gays: Bridging the Gap," including an interview with the Rev. Mel White, co-founder of Soulforce, co-sponsored by Alexandria Gay and Lesbian Community Association. 7-9 p.m., Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. Free. 703-283-3227.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TALK, Priscilla Guthrie of the Institute for Defense Analyses discusses "IT Myths"; with a question-and-answer session. 7 p.m., Truland Auditorium at Ballston Center, 1000 Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-284-5902 or
JEFFERSON-HOUSTON MEETING, discussion of the school facility's building and grounds by the Alexandria City School Board's Facilities and Capital Improvement Committee. 7 p.m., Jefferson-Houston School for Arts and Academics, 1501 Cameron St, Alexandria. Free. 703-824-6614.
ARMY BAND CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. Free. 202-696-3399 or
BUTTERFLY PROGRAM, Bruce Beehler of the Melanesia Center for Biodiversity Conservation discusses four new butterfly species discovered in the Foja Mountains in Indonesian New Guinea. Seeds and handouts for butterfly gardening will be distributed. 7:30 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6535.
"BRICKTOP," a musical about the lives of singers Ada "Bricktop" Smith, Alberta Hunter and Mabel Mercer. 8 p.m. today, Friday and Wednesday, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $35-$40. 800-494-8497.
"MACBETH," by Synetic Theatre. 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Classika Theatre, 4041 S. 28th St., Arlington. $30-$35. 703-824-8060.
Friday 23CAMPFIRE, nature stories, songs, marshmallows and s'mores. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $3; registration required. 703-228-4747.
VOCAL CONCERT, soprano Erica Weber, with pianist Douglas Beck. 7-9 p.m., Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-248-6800.
"POCAHONTAS," performance by the Children's Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. $10; seniors, students and children, $8. 703-548-1154, Ext. 1, or
"BOHEMIOS" MUSICAL, about love and friendship in the mid-1800s, in Spanish with English surtitles, sponsored by Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia and Teatro de la Luna. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through March 4, Gunston Arts Center I, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $27-$35. 703-528-1433 or 703-548-3092.
"DRAMA UNDER THE INFLUENCE," one-acts by American Century Theater. 8 p.m. Fridays and Wednesdays-Thursdays, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, through March 24, Gunston Arts Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $23-$29. 703-553-8782 or
"HAVING OUR SAY," a drama about the lives of the Delany sisters performed by Tapestry Theatre. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through March 4, Lee Center for the Performing Arts, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. $15; seniors and students, $13. 703-960-3398 or
AIR FORCE BAND, concert. 8 p.m., George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. Free. 202-767-5658.
Saturday 24ALEXANDRIA FARMERS MARKET, meat, dairy products, fish, fruit and vegetables, sponsored by the city. 5:30-10:30 a.m., Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. 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. 9 a.m.-noon, North Courthouse Road, between North 14th and North Uhle streets. Free admission. 703-228-6423 or
KIDS MAPPING PROGRAM, for ages 8-10, learn about maps, use a compass and make a map. 10-11 a.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $3; registration required. 703-228-4747.
"SOUP BOWL BONANZA," handmade bowls with hot soup and bread (visitors keep the bowl), with music by Lump Dog and a raffle, to benefit the Art League. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Art League School's Ceramics Studio, 305 Madison St., Alexandria. $15. 703-683-5358.
"THE SNOW QUEEN," by Classika Theatre. Noon Saturday-Sunday, 4041 S. 28th St., Arlington. $15; advance, $12. 703-824-6200.
BIRD PROGRAM, learn about birds that fly south; with hot chocolate. 1:30-2:30 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $1; registration required. 703-228-4747.
"LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD," performed by Classika Theatre. 3 p.m. weekends, through May 12, 4041 S. 28th St., Arlington. $15; advance, $12. 703-824-6200 or
SALVADORAN PHOTO EXHIBIT, "KM 164: 40 Anos Despues (40 Years Later)," black-and-white photographs of a Salvadoran village by Mario Ernesto Quiroz-Servellon. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. March 17, through March 24, Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850 or
Sunday 25OLD TOWN WALKING TOUR, led by Bob Madison of the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, co-sponsored by the George Washington Celebration Committee. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. Free. 703-991-4474.
"REMEMBERING GEORGE WASHINGTON," wreath-laying ceremony by the Masonic Fraternity, 2 p.m.; hourly tours of the memorial, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. Free. 703-991-4474.
BLACK HISTORY LECTURE, historian C.R. Gibbs discusses "From Slavery to Freedom: Africans in the Americas," with samples of traditional African American cuisine. 2-4 p.m., Charles Houston Recreation Center, 900 Wythe St., Alexandria. Free; reservation requested. 703-838-4356.
"AFRICAN AMERICAN JOURNALISM,"WJLA news anchor Sam Ford and ABC news reporter Pierre Thomas discuss their careers for the discussion program "African American Journalism: A Current and Historical Perspective." 3 p.m., Shirlington Library, 2800 S. Stafford St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6545.
AMERICAN BALALAIKA SYMPHONY, concert and reception. 3 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $25; seniors, students and children, $15. 703-351-1331 or
"TEA WITH MARTHA WASHINGTON," a costumed reenactor discusses 18th-century clothing, dancing and tea; with samples of period tea, candy and cookies. 3-5 p.m., Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $20; registration required. 703-838-4242.
Monday 26"HOME SWEET HOME," fiber art by gallery artists. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends, through March 4, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery, Studio 28, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935. EVOLUTION, CREATIONISM LECTURE, Mary McCutcheon, former professor aGeorge Mason University, discusses "Evolution, Creationism and Intelligent Design," sponsored by Arlington Learning in Retirement Institute. 3 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-2144.
MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEESLECTURE, "Municipal Employees: Your Tax Dollars Really at Work," discussed by Bruce Johnson of the Alexandria Office of Management and Budget, Theresa M. Lynch of Watson Wyatt and Joseph Seskey, formerly with the Alexandria Police Association. Meeting sponsored by Agenda Alexandria, 7:15 p.m.; reception, 6:30 p.m.; dinner, 6:45 p.m., Holiday Inn at Eisenhower Metro, 2460 Eisenhower Ave. Lecture, free; dinner, $25; reservations required. 703-549-4696.
Tuesday 27"EQUINOX," a juried all-media exhibit by regional artists. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through March 31, Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-248-6800, Ext. 12.
FORT MYER CONCERT, Army Band. 7:30 p.m., Brucker Hall, Fort Myer, Washington Boulevard and South Second Street, Arlington. Free. 202-685-2888 or
Wednesday 28APOTHECARY MUSEUM, 18th-century store, with a display of pill rollers, mortars, pestles, drug mills, glassware, journals, letters, furnishings and patent medicines. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria. $4; ages 11-17, $2; 10 and younger, free. 703-838-3852. PAINTINGS EXHIBIT, by Sherry Zvares Sanabria. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through March 3, Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035.
SUMMER CAMP FAIR, for students in all grades, exhibits on day and overnight camp programs in art, academics, adventure, drama and more. Pizza and bake sale, sponsored by PTA Council of Alexandria. 5:30-8 p.m., Francis Hammond Middle School, 4646 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-751-0009.
OPEN MICROPHONE, songs, poetry and prose by musicians, poets and writers. 7-9 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Cafeteria, Bisdorf Building, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Free. 703-933-5073.
Thursday 1HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR, one-hour guided tours of the Lee-Fendall House Museum. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 1-3, 614 Oronoco St., Alexandria. $4; ages 11-17, $2; 10 and younger, free. 703-548-1789.
SENIORS DRIVING COURSE, refresher sponsored by AARP. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 1-2, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. $10; registration required. 703-228-5722.
-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS
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