Thursday, Aug. 10

“Seduction” exhibit Abstract figurative paintings by Leslie Nolan. Thursday from noon-4 p.m. Reception Sunday from 4-6 p.m. Continues through Sept. 17. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035. nvfaa.org. Free.

Second Thursday art night Visit open studios and galleries and meet artists. Features “Play with Clay” demonstration and collage-making. 6-9 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-746-4570. torpedofactory.org. Free.

Music at Twilight concert Performance by Mike Surratt and the Continentals International Polka Show. 7-8 p.m. Fort Ward Park Amphitheater, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. 703-746-5592. apps.alexandriava.gov. Free.

Friday night on the Square A concert by the Alexandria Harmonizers. 7:30 p.m. Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. 703-746-5592. alexandriava.gov. Free.

“Legally Blonde” A musical about Elle Woods’s self-discovery journey. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. The Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. 703-683-0496. thelittletheatre.com. $27-$32.

“The Mark of Cain” For age 13 and older, about a kind of distillation of human history, seen through the eyes of Cain, civilization’s first criminal. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington. 866-811-4111. synetictheater.org. $35-$60.

Friday, Aug. 11

Yoga at the park For ages 7-10, a hike to find animals and practice their poses at the nature center. 10-10:45 a.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (program No. 642927-C).

Breast cancer patients with children support group Discuss living with cancer and raising a family, facilitated by a professional counselor and patient navigator. Second Friday from 1-2:30 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. 703-558-5555. Free; registration required.

Art exhibit and spoken-word performance Features works by veterans and service members and listen to a reading and performance by participants. 7-9 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-746-4570. torpedofactory.org. Free; reservations required.

Cricket Crawl Prep For age 12 and older, accompanied by a registered adult, learn to identify different cricket calls and how and why they sing. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 North Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. registration.arlingtonva.us. Free (program No. 642847-D).

Summer concert series Features Rico Amero. 8 p.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. 2nd and N. Columbus streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850. arlingtonarts.org. Free.

Saturday, Aug. 12

“Centennial of the Everyday” A 60-minute art history tour features how art can be used to highlight the complex narratives embedded in history. 10 a.m. or noon. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-746-4242. apps.alexandriava.gov. $15.

Nature program: Down in the Pond For ages 6-10, learn what lives in the bottom of a pond. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (program No. 642927-J).

Summer art demos Led by members of the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association. 11:30 a.m. 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-746-4570. torpedofactory.org. Free.

Summer Ice: music performance Original songs by local musicians Frank Martin, Melanie Shark and Jorge Serafin. 3-4:15 p.m. Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington. 703-228-5710. arlingtonva.libcal.com. Free.

Three owls campfire Features stories, games, songs and s’mores. 7-8 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required. (program No. 642857-E).

Summer concert series Features a concert by Signature Theatre. 8 p.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. 2nd and N. Columbus streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850. arlingtonarts.org. Free.

Penrose Square movie nights For a complete schedule, go to the website. 8:30-11:30 p.m. Through Sept. 2. Penrose Square, 2503 Columbia Pike, Arlington. 703-892-2776. columbia-pike.org. Free.

Sunday, Aug. 13

Apothecary Geek Tour: An Outlandish Tour For age 18 and older, a guided tour and learn about the herbal medicines featured in Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” series of novels, from cascara to dauco seeds. Noon. Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria. 703-746-3852. shop.alexandriava.gov. $15.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s family tours Led by junior docents. Sundays from 2-5 p.m. Through Sept. 3. 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-746-4242. apps.alexandriava.gov. $5; ages 5-12 $3; age 4 and younger free.

Notable nature For ages 5 and older, learn nature journaling and sketching during a hike. 3-4 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington.
703-228-6535. registration.arlingtonva.us. Free (program No. 642957-I).

Opera Nova concert “Summer Opera Spectacular” features baritone Jose Sacin and other soloists. 3 p.m. Our Savior Lutheran Church, 825 S. Taylor St., Arlington. 703-536-7557. operanova.org. mcdm1@verizon.net. $5-$10; reservations required.

“Music You Can NOT Refuse!” The Medical Musical Group, featuring Tony Lo Bianco and Deana Martin, performs works by Johann Strauss, Beethoven and more, to benefit homeless veterans programs. 4 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 E. Campus Dr., Alexandria. 301-641-6800. medicalmusical.org. $30; veterans and their families, children and students free.

Summer concert series Features National Chamber Ensemble. 6 p.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. 2nd and N. Columbus streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850. arlingtonarts.org. Free.

Monday, Aug. 14

Encore Learning: Meet the Speaker Verne Vance, a retired corporate attorney, discusses the lives and works of Gilbert and Sullivan and Rodgers and Hammerstein. 3-4:30 p.m. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-2144. jbecker841@aol.com. Free.

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics Ongoing registration for Sept. 9-20 Olympic events in Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Arlington, Fauquier, Loudoun, and Prince William. For more information and a complete schedule, go to the website. 703-830-5604. nvso1982@gmail.com. nvso.us. Fees vary; register online by Sept. 2.

Tuesday, Aug. 15

Walkfit mall walking program Walk at your own pace, stretch and cool down, led by hospital staff. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Fashion Mall at Pentagon City, meet outside Nordstrom and Kay Jewelers, 1100 S. Hayes St., Arlington. 703-558-6859. Free.

Knitting With Friends A drop-in meeting for cancer patients and caregivers. Bring supplies. First and third Tuesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. 703-558-5555. Free; registration required.

Early-stage breast cancer support sisters Meet others diagnosed with breast cancer and share and learn coping techniques, facilitated by patient navigators. First and third Tuesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. 703-558-5555. Free; registration required.

“A Little Night Music” In 1900 Sweden, an aging actress, a married virgin, a sex-starved divinity student and a buffoonish count find themselves tangled in a web of love affairs. 7:30 p.m. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. sigtheatre.org. $40-$108.

Wednesday, Aug. 16

Arlington County Fair Outdoor activities, Wednesday-Thursday from 5-10 p.m. Indoor and outdoor entertainment continues through Aug. 20. Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. For a complete schedule, go to the website. arlingtoncountyfair.us. info@arlingtoncountyfair.us.

Gardening program Talks and demonstrations led by the Arlington Food Assistance Center and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-845-8486, Ext. 309. afac.org. Free.

Reiki for cancer patients Practitioners provide 30-minute reiki sessions. Third Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. 703-558-5555. Free; call for an appointment.

Thursday, Aug. 17

Operation FirePaws Arlington County Fire Department is accepting pet supply donations to benefit the Animal Welfare League of Arlington through Aug. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Drop off donations at the front entrance of any fire station. 703-228-3362. fire.arlingtonva.us. Free.

Visiting Artists Program presentation Features Traci Turner and Kay Walsh discussing their work. 5:30-7 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-746-4570. torpedofactory.org. Free.

An Evening with KaNikki Jakarta A performance of poetry and readings from Jakarta’s novels. 7 p.m. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035. nvfaa.org. Free; reservation required.

American Association for the Advancement of Science program For scientists, engineers and physicians, join K-12 STEM teachers in Arlington and Alexandria during the 2017-2018 school year. Orientation in September. For more information, call 571-551-2488 or email donaldrea@aol.com.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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