Thursday, Aug. 4

Tiny Tot nature programs For ages 18-35 months, explore nature. Thursday-Friday at 10-10:45 a.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. parks.arlingtonva.us. Each program, $5; registration required.

Kit Keung Kan exhibit Artist and physicist Kan interprets traditional Chinese landscape paintings. Noon-4 p.m. Continues through Sept. 18. Reception, Sunday at 4-6 p.m. Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035. nvfaa.org. Free.

Global-Phonic at the library Elena and Los Fulanos perform indie-Latin folk-rock. 5:30 p.m. Westover Branch Library lawn, 1644 N. McKinley Rd., Arlington. 703-228-5260. culturecapital.com. Free.

“History of Chocolate” Dave Borghesani of Mars Chocolate discusses how chocolate became a part of the culture. Also a dessert reception to benefit Friendship Firehouse Museum. 7 p.m. Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-746-4994. shop.alexandriava.gov. $25; reservations required.

Jane Austen dance class In preparation for the Jane Austen Ball on Aug. 13, learn 18th-century English country dancing. Thursday and Aug. 11 at 7:30-9:30 p.m. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-746-4242. apps.alexandriava.gov. Each class, $12; reservations required.

60th Anniversary Celebration Concert Performed by the U.S. Army Chorus. 7:30 p.m. Fort Myer, Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Rd., Arlington. 703-696-3399. usarmyband.com. Free.

“Jelly’s Last Jam” A musical that tells the story of jazz through a notorious musician, Jelly Roll Morton. 8 p.m. Show continues through Sept. 11. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. sigtheatre.org. $40-$95.

“Twelfth Night” Shakespeare’s classic comedy is set in a nightclub in the Roaring 1920s. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington. 866-811-4111. synetictheater.org. $35-$60.

Friday, Aug. 5

“FUN-derful” art exhibit Humorous art and a sideshow mini “FUN-raiser” of artworks to benefit Del Ray Artisans. At noon-9 p.m. and reception at 7-9 p.m. Show continues through Aug. 28. Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-838-4827. thedelrayartisans.org. Free.

Nature program: Daddy Long Legs For ages 9-12, Learn about lives of mini-beasts while caring for them for a month. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. parks.arlingtonva.us. Three sessions, $30; materials, $20 for first-time participants. Registration required (program No. 642826-K).

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

Friendship Firehouse fundraiser A curator’s tour of the museum and a reception at Taverna Cretekou. 5:30 p.m. Friendship Firehouse, 107 S. Alfred St., Alexandria. 703-746-3891. shop.alexandriava.gov. $50; reservations required.

City concert series A performance by the Alexandria Harmonizers featuring the men’s chorus. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. 703-746-5592. apps.alexandriava.gov. Free.

Lubber Run summer concert Amadou Kouyate performs Manding music. 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 “The Birth of Rock and Roll” performance by the Singing Sergeants. 8-9 p.m. Air Force Memorial, 1 Air Force Memorial Dr., Arlington. 703-979-0674. usafband.af.mil. Free.

Saturday, Aug. 6

Friendship Firehouse Festival A collection of antique fire equipment and a display of modern fire trucks and apparatus, craft booths, community information tables and a food truck. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friendship Firehouse Museum, 107 S. Alfred St., Alexandria. 703-746-3891. apps.alexandriava.gov. Free.

A Fine Beginning: “Housewarming” Tour the museum and learn about 18th-century Colonial family life and children’s games. Noon-4 p.m. Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. 703-549-2997. carlylehouse.org. Suggested admission, $1.

Tavern Museum Day Tour includes costumed guides, period music and dancing. Also learn about 18th-century foods. 1-5 p.m. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-746-4242. apps.alexandriava.gov. Free.

Youth Arts Festival Features artists, music and entertainment. 1-5 p.m. Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7115, Ext. 370. apps.alexandriava.gov. Free.

Netherlands Carillon concerts Artists play patriotic music, jazz and pop. For information, go to the website. Saturdays at 6 p.m. Through Sept. 5, Netherlands Carillon, 1400 N. Meade St., Arlington. 703-289-2500. rosslynva.org. Free.

Bats campfire Features stories, games, songs and s’mores. 7-8 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. parks.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required. (program No. 642956-G).

Lubber Run summer concert Jazz by the U.S. Army Blues. 8 p.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Columbus Street and Second Street North, Arlington. 703-228-1850. arlingtonarts.org. Free.

Saturday and Thursday movie nights 8:15-11 p.m. For a complete schedule, go to the website. Locations include: Penrose Square, 2503 Columbia Pike and Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Arlington. 703-892-2776. columbia-pike.org. Free.

Sunday, Aug. 7

The Apothecary and the Civil War Tour A 30-minute tour features topics about abolitionism in the Quaker community, prescriptions from the Civil War era and the Leadbeater family during the war. Sundays at 12:30-1 p.m. Through Sept. 4, Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. 703-746-4356. shop.alexandriava.gov. $6.

Tavern Museum family tours Learn about the historic ice well and more, led by junior docents. Sundays at 2-5 p.m. Through Sept. 4, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-746-4242. apps.alexandriava.gov. $3-$5; 4 and younger, free.

Lubber Run summer concert A performance by singer-songwriter Margot MacDonald. 6 p.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Columbus Street and Second Street North, Arlington. 703-228-1850. arlingtonarts.org. Free.

Monday, Aug. 8

Encore Learning program Carl Proper, retired from Unite Here, discusses “Organized Labor and Democracy: Are Unions Essential to the Democratic Process?” 3-4:30 p.m. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-2144. jbecker841@aol.com. Free.

Arlington Regional Master Naturalists training Ongoing registration for training program from Sept. 6 to Dec. 6. Learn the basics of ecology, botany, geology, herpetology and more; four field trips. Tuesdays at 7-10 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-525-3614. armn.org. $175; register by Aug. 20.

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics Ongoing online registration through Sept. 5 for Sept. 10-21 events for participants 50 years of age by Dec. 31, 2016. For information and registration, go to the website. 703-830-5404. nvso1982@gmail.com. nvso.us. $12.

Tuesday, Aug. 9

Art League exhibits “Landschap,” the Dutch popularized the landscape as a subject for painting during the Renaissance; and “Taking Shape,” features sculptural and 3-D works. Opens, Tuesday at 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Reception, Aug. 11 at 6:30-8 p.m. Continues through Sept. 4. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Studio 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1780. theartleague.org. Free.

Nature story time For 2 and older, stories about animals from the sea. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. parks.arlingtonva.us. Free; registration required (program No. 642956-N).

Sunset concert A performance by the Mike Flaherty Dixieland Direct Jazz band . 7-8 p.m. John Carlyle Square Park, 300 John Carlyle St., Alexandria. 703-746-5592. apps.alexandriava.gov. Free.

Wednesday, Aug. 10

Preschoolers nature programs For ages 3-5, learn about creek fish. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Continues through Aug. 12. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. parks.arlingtonva.us. Each program, $5; registration required.

Figure-drawing workshop Draw or paint a live model’s short/long poses at 2-5 p.m.; long pose at 6:30-9:30 p.m. Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-836-1468. thedelrayartisans.org. $8-$12.

Nature center program: Nature art For ages 8-12, visit Glencarlyn Park to draw scenic spots and create clay sculptures of resident animals. 2-3 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. parks.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (program No. 642926-E).

Summer concert series Historic Hotspot A performance by Drymill Road. 7-9 p.m. Lloyd House, 220 N. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-746-4554. apps.alexandriava.gov. Free.

Wednesdays in the garden Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and VCE Master Gardeners discuss: “Hydroponics and PVC Pipe Gardening,” Wednesday; “Vegetables for Fall,” Aug. 17; “Preparing the Garden for Winter, Tool Care,” Aug. 24. 7-9 p.m. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-5990. library.arlingtonva.us. Free.

Thursday, Aug. 11

“Dotted Space” exhibit Installations by Wade Kramm. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Aug. 28. Reception, Aug. 11 at 6-8 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-838-4565, Ext. 304. torpedofactory.org. Free.

“Magic and Color” exhibit Features works by Latin American artists. Reception at 6-8:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-838-4565. torpedofactory.org. Free.

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

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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