Seniors mah-jongg, Chinese style, 9:30 a.m., also noon Saturday, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-6300.
English as a Second Language, drop-in sessions for all levels: 10 a.m.-noon, and 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday; for intermediate levels: 3-5 p.m. Tuesday. Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702, Ext. 3.
“Ode to Hundertwasser,” gallery artists create works inspired by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. 1-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. other days, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935 or www.torpedofactory.org .
“Watercolors,” exhibit by Mary Margaret Pipkin. Noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, through May 26, the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.
Ballston farmers market, produce, bread, pastries, meat flowers, chef demonstrations and live music. 3-7 p.m., Welburn Square, Wilson Boulevard and Taylor Street, Arlington. 202-362-8889, Ext. 3.
Nature Detectives: Nature’s Mysteries, for ages 6-10; learn about those who work as animal investigators. 4-5 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $7, registration required (program No. 632923-H). 703-228-6535.
“Secondhand Lions” movie screening, for age 10 and older. 6:30-8:30 p.m., James M. Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1705.
Movie screening, for age 10 and older. Call for program information. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1704.
Master Gardeners orientation, for 2013 training program Sept. 10-Nov. 21, sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fairlington Community Center, Room 118, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. $275; $225, Alexandria City and Arlington County residents. 703-228-6414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arlington Central Library plant clinic, Virginia Cooperative Extension master gardeners answer gardening questions. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-6414.
“Writing is an Act of Love” workshop, led by Bridget R. Pool of Northern Virginia Community College. 7-8:30 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702.
Great Books discussion group, discuss Rose Tremain’s “My Wife is a White Russian” and W. Somerset Maugham’s “A Woman of Fifty.” 7-8:30 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, small conference room, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702.
“Club de Caballeros [Rotos de Amor] (Gentlemen’s Club [Love Torn]),” Teatro de la Luna gives audiences a peek into a private gentlemen’s club and the lives of the men who frequent it. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, through May 25, Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $30-$35, $25-$30 students and seniors. 703-548-3092.
“Ghost-Writer,” a dead writer’s stories continue as long as his secretary keeps typing. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, through June 2, MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $48-$55. 800-494-8497.
“No Man’s Land,” a poet and a stranger debate life in this show performed by WSC Avant Bard. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $10-$35. 703-418-4808 or www.wscavantbard.org.
“33 Variations,” a musicologist is determined to discover why Beethoven spent so much time writing variations on a second-rate waltz. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. $17-$20. 703-683-0496 or www.thelittletheater.com.
Bike to Work Day, join commuters and travel by bike throughout Maryland, Virginia and the District. Visit the Web site for complete list of regional pit stops. 6:30-9 a.m. Free; register to be eligible to receive a T-shirt and win a raffle prize. www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.
“Artworks For Good,” features original art by area artists. Opens, noon-9 p.m. Friday; show, noon-6 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, through June 1, Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.
Seniors housing options discussion, bring a bag lunch. Noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-0955.
“It’s a Steal,” show and sale of paintings, drawings, mixed-media work by Arlington Artists Alliance. 5-8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. 202-624-3611 or www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org.
Sports, Math and Scientific Hypothesis (SMASH), award ceremony for the science contest for elementary students. 5 p.m., Arlington County School Board Meeting Room (Room 101), Education Center, 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 571-338-0102.
8th Annual Army Orchestra Young Artist Competition Concert, U.S. Army Orchestra features Daniel Tavani performing works by Dvorak. 7:30 p.m., Fort Myer, Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-696-3399 or www.usarmyband.com.
Friends of the Planetarium Programs, a documentary film, “Saving Hubble,” by David Gaynes, 7:30 p.m.; a digital program for ages 5-12, “Magic Tree House: Space Mission,” narrated by Mary Pope Osborne, 6:30 p.m. Saturday; a dome show for ages 9 and older, “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity,” narrated by Liam Neeson, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday; and a presentation, “The Mysterious Origins of Supermassive Black Holes,” by Nathan Secrest, 1:30 p.m. Sunday. David M. Brown Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. $3-$5. 703-228-6070 or www.friendsoftheplanetarium.org.
Boutiques Give Back Charity Day, proceeds from participating stores benefit local charities. For information, visit the Web site. www.oldtownboutiquedistrict.com.
Alexandria farmers market, features Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners answering gardening questions, 7-9 a.m. (703-228-6414); produce, baked goods, framed art, jewelry and crafts, sponsored by the city. 7 a.m.-noon, Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. 703-746-3200 or www.alexandriava.gov/farmersmarket.
Arlington farmers market, features Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners answering gardening questions, 8-11 a.m. (703-228-6414); produce, cheese, pasta, buffalo meat, flowers and more. 8 a.m.-noon, North Courthouse Road (south area of courthouse parking lot). 703-228-3327 or www.arlingtonfarmersmarket.com.
Del Ray farmers market, features a plant clinic by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, 8:30-11 a.m. (703-228-6414); produce, cheese, flowers, meat, eggs, honey, nuts and baked goods. 8 a.m.-noon, Mount Vernon and East Oxford avenues, Alexandria. 703-683-2570 or www.alexandriava.gov.
Attics and Alleys Walking Tour, a three-hour tour of rarely seen spaces at the Lee-Fendall House, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum and Carlyle House. 9 a.m.-noon, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $25, registration required. 703-746-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.
Rose photography seminar, by former White House photographer Tracey Attlee, sponsored by the Arlington Rose Foundation. 9-11 a.m., Bon Air Park, Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden, 850 N. Lexington St., Arlington. $15. 703-371-9351.
Third Annual Truck Day for kids of all ages, features work vehicles, crafts and stories. 9-11 a.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5990.
Turtle Trot 5K, to benefit local turtles. Registration, 9 a.m.; race, 10 a.m., Bluemont Park, picnic shelter, 601 N. Manchester St., Arlington. $15-$30. 703-228-6535, www.active.com or email@example.com.
Urban Village Market at Courthouse, furniture, art, china, silver, jewelry, books, photographs, vintage clothing, linen, lamps, chandeliers, antique tools and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., north area of courthouse parking lot, North 15th and North Uhle streets, Arlington. 703-812-8881.
Ball-Sellers House, tour of home built about 1750. 1-4 p.m., Ball-Sellers House, 5620 S. Third St., Arlington. Free. 703-379-2123.
Dreamtime: Tales From Down Under, for age 4 and older, performed by Barefoot Puppet Theatre. 2 p.m., Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. $8. 703-548-1154 or www.encorestage.org.
Scrapbooking workshop, led by Ellen Evanoff. 2-3:30 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, large meeting room, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free, registration required. 703-746-1728.
Argentina National Day Festival, features Argentinian tango, pop and folkloric performers, food and crafts. 4 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. $30. 703-212-5850 or www.tickeri.com.
“Mission: Possible,” concert and silent auction. Featuring the music of Soulfire, to benefit intergenerational mission trips. 7 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 N. 16th St., Arlington. Donations accepted. 703-536-5600 or www.trinityarlington.org.
Big Big World Project Gala, features a silent auction, games, prizes and dancing. Cash bar. 7-11 p.m., National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $45; $40 in advance. 703-868-5050 or www.bigbigworld.org.
Civil War 150th, the Federal City Brass Band performs Civil War-era music. 7-8 p.m., Fort Ward Park, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-4848 or www.alexandriava.gov.
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, performs Danny Elfman’s soundtrack from “Beetlejuice,” Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Sheherazade.” 8 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $5-$40. 703-548-0885 or www.alexsym.org.
2nd Annual Family Fun Day and 5K race/walk, features a flat course around Ben Brenman Lake, a 100-yard Tot Trot and a 1-Mile Kids Course, prizes, food and vendors to benefit Alexandria charities. 7:45 a.m., Cameron Run Regional Park, Water Park grounds, 4001 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria. $10-$75. 703-587-6405 or www.smartruns.com.
Four Mile Run farmers and artisan market, produce, beef, desserts, herbs, cheese and crafts. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 4109 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 804-464-7661 or 4MRMarket@arlandria.org.
Westover farmers market, fruit, produce, meat, dairy, cut flowers, Turkish specialties and more. 8 a.m.-noon, Washington Boulevard and North McKinley Road, Arlington. 703-405-8232 or www.westoverfarmersmarket.org.
Columbia Pike farmers market, produce, chocolate, tea, coffee, cheese and bison meat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., South Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike (Pike Park), Arlington. 703-892-2776 or www.columbiapike.org.
Figure-drawing workshop, gesture. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $8-$10. 703-836-1468 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.
“Beyond Function,” ceramic artwork by 13 artists. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursday), through June 2, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4 or www.torpedofactory.org
“Mother Dear,” pottery by the Kiln Club. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursday), through June 2, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-6288 or www.torpedofactory.org.
4th Annual Walk and Family Festival, features a Kids Trot, food, music and teen bands, a bake sale, a magic show, a treasure hunt and more. Sponsored by the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School, 1000 St. Stephens Rd., Alexandria. $10-$25. 703-212-2760 or www.mattiemiracle.com.
Patrick Sargent’s woodcut exhibit, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily, through June 30. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily, through June 30, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Printmakers, Studio 325, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1342 or www.torpedofactory.org.
Little Friends For Peace workshop, age 8 to high school. Projects include talks, games, art, drama, hands-on activities and field trips. 12:45-2:45 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Each session, $20 ($5, lunch). 240-838-4549, www.lffp.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tea With Martha Washington, a reenactor discusses 18th-century tea customs and period clothing. Includes tea, cake, dried fruit and cookies. 3-4:30 p.m., Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $25, reservations required. 703-746-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.
Washington Balalaika Society, featuring dorma soloist Alexander Tsygankov. 3 p.m., Yorktown High School, 5200 Yorktown Blvd., Arlington. $15-$25; age 12 and younger, free. 703-536-5785 or www.balalaika.org.
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Concert, performs works by Beethoven, Respighi, William McDaniel and Christopher Weiss (winner of the 2012 Composition Competition). 3 p.m., Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Rd., Alexandria. $20; 18 and younger, free. 703-751-7606 or www.wmpamusic.org.
Don White concert, 7 p.m., Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $18; $15, in advance. 703-380-3151 or www.focusmusic.org.
Madison Chess Club, for age 55 and older, all levels; led by chess master Macon Shibut. Call for information. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. 703-534-6232.
“Life on the Lake,” photographs from Kashmir by Robbie Hammer. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday and Thursday, 1-9 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, through July 1, Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 Military Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6330.
“The Death of Fear,” ink and pencil on paper by Nelson Gutierrez. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, through June 9, Northern Virginia Community College, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Free. 703-845-6200 or www.schlesingercenter.com.
“A Visual Feast,” painting exhibition by Jane McElvany Coonce. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, through June 1, Gallery Underground, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. Free. 571-483-0652 or www.galleryunderground.org.
All-media membership show, works by members of the Art League Gallery. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday (until 9 p.m. Thursday), noon-6 p.m. Sunday, through June 3, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.torpedofactory.org.
“One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure,” sculptures by Noah Williams. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday (until 9 p.m. Thursday), noon-6 p.m. Sunday, through June 3, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.torpedofactory.org.
Seniors pinochle club, for age 55 and older; learn bridge and pinochle games. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday and Friday, Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5556 or www.alexandriava.gov.
Alexandria Agenda program, “An Evening with Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook: A Fireside Chat with the Chief.” Reception, 6:30 p.m.; dinner, 6:45 p.m.; program, 7:15 p.m., Holiday Inn Eisenhower Metro Hotel, 2460 Eisenhower Ave. Dinner, $33-$43; reservations required. 703-548-7089, www.agendaalexandria.com or email@example.com.
Biography Book Club, read and discuss “Listening Is an Act of Love” by Dave Isay. 7-8:30 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, large conference room, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1743.
Living Legends of Alexandria, exhibit of African American activists featuring Ferdinand Day, Nelson Greene Sr., Lynnwood Campbell and others. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. $2. 703-746-4356 or www.alexandriava.gov/blackhistory.
“Under the Microscope,” gallery artists display works in small life forms, crystalline structures and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday), through June 16, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935 or www.torpedofactory.org.
Seniors Rubber Stamp Club, learn a card-making skill. 11:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0555.
School Lunch Bunch Concert, featuring St. Rita’s, St. Francis of Assisi and Linton Hall combined school concert bands. 12:15-1:15 p.m., Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5592 or www.alexandriava.gov/concerts.
Crystal City farmers market, produce, cheese, flowers, plants, eggs, coffee, tea and baked goods. 3-7 p.m., 251 18th St., Arlington. 703-412-9430 or www.crystalcity.org.
Films: A Jane Austen Series, call for program information. 3 p.m., Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5710.
Two-Wheel Tuesdays, information sessions about biking in Arlington; includes routes, directions, bike types and gear. 7 p.m., Aurora Hills Branch Library, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5715.
Restaurants & Rhythms Happy Hour Music Series, for a complete schedule, visit the Web site. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org/play/calendar/restaurants-rhythms .
Seniors chess or canasta games, for age 55 and older. 10 a.m.-noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0955.
Figure-drawing workshop, short and long pose. 2-5 p.m., Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $10-$12. 703-836-1468 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.
Clarendon farmers market, crafts, organic food, vegetables, local specialties and fruit. 3-7 p.m., Danville and 14th streets, Arlington. 703-812-8881 or www.clarendon.org.
Film matinee series, call for program information. 4-6 p.m., Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1704 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.
Wednesday matinee, featuring “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.” 4-6 p.m., James M. Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1705.
PBS POV documentary series, call for program information. 7-8:30 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702 or www.pbs.org.
Twilight Tattoo: A Military Pageant, features the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Drill Team, the U.S. Army Blues, a soloist from the U.S. Army Chorus, vocalists of the U.S. Army Downrange and the U.S. Army Voices. Pre-ceremony live music, 6:45 p.m.; show, 7-8 p.m., Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington. Free. 202-685-2888 or www.usarmyband.com.
Wednesdays in the Garden, vegetable gardening talks by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners. 7-8 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6414 or library.arlingtonva.us.
Senior knitting club, all skill levels. Bring materials and supplies. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5556 or www.alexandriava.gov.
Rosslyn farmers market, produce, jellies, herbs, pastries, bread and more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; concert, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 1401 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.
Faith, Food and Fellowship, features a noon service with music by J. Reilly Lewis of the Washington Bach Consort; followed by lunch ($5), 12:30 p.m.; and a discussion by Chris Miller of Piedmont Environmental Council, 1-1:40 p.m. Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. 703-527-8574 or www.morefaith.org.
Seniors book discussion, Maria Abbott’s “Without Reservations: The Act of Looking the Other Way.” 1:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0555.
AFAC Spring Carnival, features an illusionist, a contortionist, a caricature artist, a sword swallower, stilt walkers, a tarot card reader, an auction and carnival food. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Washington Golf and Country Club, 3017 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. $100. 703-845-8486 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/369046.
18th-century dance class, in preparation for Mrs. Madison’s Ball, on June 8. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, through June 6, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. Each class, $12; reservations required. 703-746-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.
Peace Camp Program, for ages 5-14. Ongoing registration for camps on June 24, July 1 and July 8. Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. 571-572-9285, http://goo.gl/yCUx4 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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