“Global Views: Light & Shadow” exhibit Acrylic paintings by Sally Davies. Opens Thursday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Reception July 13 from 6:30-8 p.m. Artist demo July 22 at 2 p.m. Show continues through Aug. 6. Torpedo Factory Art Center, The Art League gallery, 105 N. Union St., Studio 21, Alexandria. 703-683-1780. theartleague.org. Free.
Del Ray First Thursday An outdoor street festival features patriotic activities, live music, an old-fashioned cakewalk and more. 6-9 p.m. Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, at the intersection of Mount Vernon and E. Oxford avenues, Alexandria. 703-683-2570. visitdelray.com. Free.
“The Battle of the Meuse-Argonne” lecture Historian Mitchell Yockelson tells the story of individuals who fought in the 47-day Meuse-Argonne battle. 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-746-4994. apps.alexandriava.gov. $10; registration required.
“Jesus Christ Superstar” A rock opera in a sleek, modern, environmental production by Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. Signature Theater, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. sigtheatre.org. $74-$103.
Arlington Mill movie nights For a complete schedule, go to the website. Thursdays from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Through Aug. 24, Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. 703-892-2776. columbia-pike.org. Free.
Fast Fridays and Slowdown Sundays Features outdoor fitness classes led by instructors from area studios. Friday from noon-1 p.m., Sunday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Through Aug. 27. John Carlyle Square, 300 John Carlyle St., Alexandria. 703-746-3855. alexandriava.gov. Free; bring a mat and water.
Preschool nature program “Rainforest Animals,” for ages 3-5. Explore nature, make crafts, go on mini-hikes and engage in nature play. Friday, Tuesday, Wednesday and July 20 from 1-2 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required.
Gallery Underground exhibits The Focus Gallery features Steve Broido’s solo show, “Around Death Valley,” and the Main Gallery features a members show, “5-Year Anniversary.” Reception from 5-8 p.m. Continues through July 29. Gallery Art Underground, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. 571-483-0652. galleryunderground.org. Free.
Rosslyn Cinema + Pub in the Park Features an outdoor movie; wine, beer, cocktails and food trucks available. For a complete schedule, visit the website. 6-11 p.m. Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-522-6628. rosslynva.org. Free.
Water Fun Field Day Water Ninja Warrior Challenge, a sprinkler tug-of-war, water balloons and other family-friendly water games. Wear a swimsuit and shoes that can get wet. Age 10 and younger must be supervised by an adult. Sponsored by the Department of Parks and Recreation Office of Youth and Family Programs. 6-8 p.m. Drew Park, 3500 24th St. S., Arlington. 703-228-4773. parks.arlingtonva . Free.
Arlington County Citizens Police Academy For age 18 and older, register by Friday for a 12-week session starting Sept. 7. Learn about how the police department functions. Thursdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Arlington County Police Department, 1425 N. Courthouse Rd. 703-228-4247. ACPDTraining@arlingtonva.us. arlingtonva.s3.dualstack.us-east-1.amazonaws.com. Free.
Summer Concert Series Features Los Gallos Negros. 8 p.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. 2nd and N. Columbus streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850. arlingtonarts.org. Free.
Finding Your Way Night Hike For age 6 and older, discover how animals find their way in the dark. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. 703-228-3403. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (program No. 642857-I).
Children and Teens Used Books Sales Books, DVDs, magazines and more. Proceeds will benefit Arlington Pediatric Center. Saturday at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m.-noon. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 2609 North Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-527-6800. stmarysarlington.org.
Cool creek critters For ages 5-9, explore waterfalls, catch striders and find critters. Wear closed-toe water shoes. 10-11:30 a.m. Meet at Alcova Heights park fire ring, 901 S George Mason Drive, Arlington. 703- 228-3403. registration.arlingtonva.us. Free (program No. 642827-E).
Tiny Tots nature program For ages 18-35 months, discover the wonders of nature. Saturday, Tuesday and July 20 from 10-10:45 a.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required.
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.
Alexandria Archaeology Dig Days An introduction to the history and archaeology of Shuter’s Hill Site, a site tour, and the opportunity to sift through excavated soil and assist with artifact processing. 1:30-3 p.m. Shuter’s Hill Site at the Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. 703-746-4399. apps.alexandriava.gov. $5 donation; registration required.
Invertebrate program For ages 5 and older, learn about invertebrates during a hike talk at the center. 2-3 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (program No. 642957-M).
USA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration Features entertainment, a cannon salute during Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” food and beverage, and fireworks at dark. 6-10 p.m. Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison St., Alexandria. 703-746-5592. apps.alexandriava.gov. Free.
Terrific turtles campfire Features stories, games, songs and s’mores. 7-8 p.m. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (program No. 642857-C).
Summer concert series Features King Soul. 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.
“Mercreatures & Jewels” exhibit closing Veronica Barker-Barzel and Paulette Warwick’s exhibition of “mercreature”prints and couture jewelry closes Sunday. Torpedo Factory Art Center, TAG Gallery 311, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. email@example.com. Free.
Apothecary Geek Tour: Behind the Scenes For age 18 and older, a guided tour of the rarely open basement and third floor of the historic pharmacy. Noon-1 p.m. Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria. 703-746-3852. apps.alexandriava.gov. $15.
Seashell workshop For ages 7-12, discover predatory sea snails and make a craft. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (program No. 642827-I).
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s family tours Led by junior docents. 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 age 5 and older, lessons in nature journaling, sketching, and more. 3-4 p.m. Meet at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. registration.arlingtonva.us. Free (program No. 642957-H).
“Pairs” fiber art Works by 13 contemporary fiber artists. Reception Sunday from 4-6 p.m. Continues through Aug. 6. the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035. nvfaa.org. Free.
Summer concert series Features Akua Allrich. 6 p.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. 2nd and N. Columbus streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850. arlingtonarts.org. Free.
Alexandria West Rotary Club meeting Second Monday from 6:30-8 p.m. Red Lobster, 555 S. Van Dorn St., Alexandria. 703-504-6145. awrotary.org. Free.
Mosquitoes and ticks Learn to identify and control ticks and mosquitoes and more. 7-8:30 p.m. Kate Waller Barrett Library, 717 Queen St., Alexandria. 703-228-6414. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free; registration 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 email@example.com.
Northern Virginia Senior Olympics Registration opens 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. nvso.us. Fees vary.
Hospital Elder Life Program seeks volunteers Volunteer Alexandria needs adult volunteers with excellent interpersonal communication skills to work with seniors and provide therapeutic activities, assist with patient mobilization, and assist patients with meals and feeding by providing encouragement. Visit the website for details and to sign up. 703-836-2176. handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org.
African animals story time For ages 2-10, listen to lion and elephant stories. 3:30-4 p.m. Meet at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. registration.arlingtonva.us. Free (program No. 642917-N).
Social Justice Book Group A discussion of Gregory Boyle’s “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion,” the story of one man’s ability to change lives in a gang-infested neighborhood in Los Angeles. 8 p.m. Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving, Arlington. email@example.com. Free.
Arlington Neighborhood Village program Features Alli Henry of WalkArlington. 10-11 a.m. Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing Community Room, 4318 N. Carlin Springs Rd. 703-509-8057. arlnvil.org. Free.
Canal Center Plaza concert series Contemporary rock performed by Wes Tucker and Arch Alcantara. Noon-1 p.m. 44 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria. 703-746-5592. apps.alexandriava.gov. Free.
NAMI/FOCUS support group For families and friends of those with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or manic depression. Second Wednesday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. First Christian Church of Alexandria, 2723 King St., Alexandria. 571-451-0773. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
“Making Sense of What We Have” Sarah Nesbitt displays art to create awareness of the shortcomings of history. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Reception from 6-8 p.m. Continues through Sept. 3. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-838-4565, Ext. 304. torpedofactory.org. Free.
“By the Seashore” Performed by Arts on the Horizon. 10:30 a.m. Through July 29, The Lab at Convergence, 1819 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. 703-967-0437. artsonthehorizon.org. $6.
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. 703-746-4570. torpedofactory.org. Free.
POPS Public Meeting The public is invited to learn more and offer feedback on an update to Arlington County’s Public Spaces Master Plan, which assesses public space, parks, natural resources and recreational needs. 7-9 p.m. Arlington Mill Community & Senior Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington. 703-228-3206. email@example.com. projects.arlingtonva.us Free.
— Compiled by Ria Manglapus and Lisa Bolton
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