Thursday, Aug. 11

Second Thursday art night Visit open studios and galleries, and meet artists. 6-9 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-838-4565. torpedofactory.org. Free.

Illustrated lecture: Alexandria Union Hospitals Walking Tour — Without the Walking Historian Peggy Harlow discusses Alexandria’s Civil War hospital buildings. 6:30 or 7:30 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria Archaeology Museum, Suite 327, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-746-4399. torpedofactory.org. Free.

Art League exhibits “Landschap,” the Dutch popularization of the landscape as a subject for painting during the Renaissance; and “Taking Shape,” sculptural and 3-D works. Reception, Thursday 6:30-8 p.m. Continues through Sept. 4. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Studio 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1780. theartleague.org. Free.

Music at Twilight concert A performance by the Winstons, featuring memories of Motown. 7-8 p.m. Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. 703-746-5592. apps.alexandriava.gov/calendar. Free.

Columbia Pike movie nights For a complete schedule, go to the website. 8:30-11:30 p.m. Locations include: Penrose Square, 2503 Columbia Pike; and Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. 703-892-2776. columbia-pike.org. Free.

Friday, Aug. 12

Breast cancer patients with children support group Discuss living with cancer and raising a family, facilitated by a professional counselor and patient navigator. Every second Friday, 1-2:30 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. 703-558-6913. Free; registration required.

Rosslyn Cinema An outdoor movie festival features food trucks, popcorn and kids’ activities. Bring a blanket. For a schedule, go to the website. 5-11 p.m. Gateway Park, Lee Highway and North Lynn Street, Arlington. 703-522-6628. rosslynva.org. Free.

Summer night hikes For age 5 and older, a walk under the moon and stars. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. parks.arlingtonva.us. $5, registration required (program No. 642956-S).

Lubber Run summer concert Gypsy jazz by Mary Alouette. 8 p.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Columbus Street and Second Street North, Arlington. 703-228-1850. arlingtonarts.org. Free.

U.S. Air Force Band Features the Airmen of Note. 8-9 p.m. Air Force Memorial, 1 Air Force Memorial Dr., Arlington. 703-979-0674. usafband.af.mil. Free.

Movies Under the Stars series Features “The Lion King.” 8:30-11:30 p.m. Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Dr., Alexandria. 703-746-5592. alexandriava.gov. Free.

Senior Academy A four-week course for age 60 and older, from Sept. 7-28. Learn about the city’s various government functions and local organizations that provide services and programs. Wednesdays at 10 a.m.-noon. Senior Services of Alexandria, 700 Princess St. 703-836-4414, Ext. 111. seniorservicesalex.org. Free; deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.

Saturday, Aug. 13

Nature program: Cool Creek Critters For ages 5-9. Catch water striders and explore streams. 10-11:30 a.m. Donaldson Run Park, 4628 N. 26th St., Arlington. 703-228-3403. parks.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required. (program No. 642826-C).

Fall and winter vegetable gardening Master gardeners discuss ways to extend your harvest. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. 703-228-6414. mgnv.org. Free; registration required.

Alexandria Irish Festival Features Irish food, Irish music and dance performances, and Irish wares, crafts and jewelry. Sponsored by the Ballyshaners. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Waterfront Park, 1 Prince St. 571-426-6038. ballyshaners.org. Free.

Weekend artist demonstrations Hour-long demonstrations by Torpedo Factory artists. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-838-4565. torpedofactory.org. Free.

Know Your Rights: Police Encounters Learn about your rights when interacting with police, recording incidents and protesting. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St., Alexandria. 703-360-1096. bit.ly/alexandriakyr. Free.

Netherlands Carillon concerts Artists play patriotic music, jazz and pop. For information, go to the website. 6-8 p.m. Netherlands Carillon, 1400 N. Meade St., Arlington. 703-289-2500. rosslynva.org. Free.

Doug Thurman summer concert series Features a performance by local musicians. 7-9 p.m. Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. 703-549-2997. novaparks.com. $5 suggested donation.

Super Snakes Campfire Features stories, animals, games and s’mores. 7-8 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. parks.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (program No. 642856-D).

Lubber Run summer concert Congolese fusion by Mbongwana Star. 8 p.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Columbus Street and Second Street North, Arlington. 703-228-1850. arlingtonarts.org. Free.

Sunday, Aug. 14

Organic vegetable garden Discussion led by a master gardener. 1-4 p.m. Potomac Overlook Regional Park, nature center area, 2845 N. Marcey Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6414. mgnv.org. Free.

Long Branch program: Notable Nature For ages 5 and older, a hike with write-and-draw nature journals. 3-4 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. parks.arlingtonva.us. Free; registration required (program No. 642956-K).

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic concert Features bassoonist Arnold Irchai and pianist Mark Irchai performing works by Denisov, Mikhnovsky, Scriabin and Stravinsky. 3-4:30 p.m. The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St. 703-799-8229. wmpamusic.org. Donations requested.

Lubber Run summer concert Blues by Rico Amero. 6 p.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Columbus Street and Second Street North, Arlington. 703-228-1850. arlingtonarts.org.

Mount Olivet outdoor concert Features the King Street Blugrass. 6:30-8 p.m. Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-527-3934. mountolivetumc.com. Free.

Monday, Aug. 15

“Streets Meets Glass” exhibit Part of Gallery Without Walls program featuring works by Joshua Oliveira and Betsy Mead. Show closes Monday. Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave. 703-838-4827. calendar.thedelrayartisans.org. Free.

GI Cancers support group For patients and families dealing with cancer of the esophagus, stomach, liver or more. Every third Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. 703-558-5555. Free.

Alexandria Citizens Police Academy For those 21 or older who live or work in Alexandria. A 10-week session from Sept. 7-Nov. 16. Learn various aspects of the police department. Wednesdays at 6:30-10 p.m. Alexandria Police Headquarters, 3600 Wheeler Ave. 703-746-1909. Email virginia.obranovich@alexandriava.gov. alexandriava.gov. Free; register by Monday.

Tuesday, Aug. 16

Preschool nature programs Learn about the rainforest. Tuesday at 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday at 1-2 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. parks.arlingtonva.us. Each program $5; registration required (program No. 642816-J).

Knitting with friends Drop-in for cancer patients and caregivers. Bring supplies. Every third Tuesday, 3:30-5 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. 703-558-6913. Free; registration required.

Wednesday, Aug. 17

Nature program: Babes in the Woods For adults with infants to toddlers, explore the park. 9:30-11 a.m. parks.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (program No. 642916-W).

Tiny Tot nature programs For ages 18-35 months, explore nature. Wednesday-Friday at 10-10:45 a.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. parks.arlingtonva.us. Each program $5; registration required.

Alzheimer’s caregiver support group Every third Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Carlin Springs Health Pavilion of Virginia Hospital Center, 601 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-558-6859. Free.

Arlington County Fair Features concerts, yoga, gymnastics, Zumba, senior bingo, dance, pickleball, a parade, amusement rides, midway games and more. For a complete schedule, visit the website. Wednesday-Thursday at 5-10 p.m. Friday at 2-11 p.m. Saturday at 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday at 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St. 703-358-5920. arlingtoncountyfair.us. Free; ride tickets $1.

Community meeting on Zika “Fight the Bite!” A mosquito-prevention program discussed by staff from the Alexandria Health Department. 6:30-7:30 p.m. William Ramsay Recreation Center, 5650 Sanger Ave. 703-746-4956. Free.

Wednesdays in the garden Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and gardeners discuss: “Vegetables for Fall,” Wednesday; “Preparing the Garden for Winter, Tool Care,” Aug. 24. 7-8:30 p.m. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. 703-228-5990. arlingtonva.libcal.com. Free.

Citizen Science: Cricket Crawl Prep For ages 12 and older, learn about crickets and katydids. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. parks.arlingtonva.us. Free; registration required (program No. 642846-C).

Thursday, Aug. 18

U.S. Army Chamber Orchestra “Anna’s Promise” A musical relay of performances around the world. 10:30 a.m. Fort Myer, Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Rd., Arlington. 703-696-3399. usarmyband.com. Free.

Master gardeners at Arlington County Fair Features an information and exhibit booth with members of Arlington Regional Master Naturalists, Master Food and Energy Masters volunteers. Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners answer gardening questions. Thursday at 5-10 p.m. Friday at 4-10 p.m. Saturday at 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St. 703-228-6414. arlingtoncountyfair.us. Free.

U.S. Army Brass Quintet Concert. 7:30 p.m. Fort Myer, Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Rd., Arlington. 703-696-3399. usarmyband.com. Free.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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