Thursday, July 7

“Out and About: Environs of DC” exhibit Landscape paintings by Ellen Kolasky. Reception, Thursday at 6-8 p.m. Show at 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Through July 17, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Associates Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Studio 311, Alexandria. 703-838-4565. torpedofactory.org. Free.

U.S. Army Blues Performs big band jazz from giants of the genre and original compositions. 7:30 p.m. Fort Myer, Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Rd., Arlington. 703-696-3718. usarmyband.com. Free.

“La Cage Aux Folles” A Tony Award-winning musical comedy about a flamboyant gay couple who try to conceal their relationship when a conservative right-wing politician joins them for dinner. Thursday-Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday 2 and 7 p.m. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. sigtheatre.org. $40-$95.

Sizzlin’ Summer Nights Cabaret Series Every night a new performer takes the stage. 8 p.m. Show continues through July 22. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. sigtheatre.org. $25.

Del Ray’s First Thursday The event celebrates veterans and military families. Features patriotic activities, music by Mars Rodeo, a cake walk, treat walk for dogs and more. 6 p.m.-dusk. Mount Vernon and Oxford avenues, Alexandria. 703-838-0676. visitdelray.com/news. Free.

Friday, July 8

Author talk Stephenie Peterson reads and discusses her book “Nellie Nova Takes Flight.” 1-2:30 p.m. Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School, 4401 N. Henderson Rd., Arlington. 703-505-6997. booleangirl.org. Free; registration required.

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. Fridays at 5-11 p.m. Gateway Park, Lee Highway and North Lynn Street, Arlington. 703-522-6628. rosslynva.org. Free.

International dance in the park Led by dance instructors with disc jockey music. 6-8 p.m. Virginia Highlands Park, 1600 S. Hayes St., Arlington. 703-228-4773. parks.arlingtonva.us. Free.

Lubber Run summer concert Island Brass Band by the Harry Bells. 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 Singing Sergeants. 8 p.m. Air Force Memorial, 1 Air Force Memorial Dr., Arlington. 703-979-0674. usafband.af.mil. Free.

Saturday, July 9

Civil War Kids Drill Day For ages 9-12, learn about a Civil War soldier’s daily life, drill with a reenactor, create a canteen. The event includes a Civil War kepi and snack. 9 a.m.-noon. Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. 703-746-4848. fortward.org. $25; registration required.

Cool creek critters For ages 5-9. Catch water striders and explore streams. 10-11:30 a.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (program No. 642826-B).

Port of Harlem summer program Features “This Little Light of Mine,” a documentary film about civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, followed by a question and answer session with director Robin Hamilton. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. 703-746-4356. apps.alexandriava.gov. Free.

Carlyle House 40th anniversary open house Tours led by costumed docents. Noon-4 p.m. Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. 703-549-2997. carlylehouse.org. Free; donations requested.

Summer Scavenger hunt For ages 6-12, search for signs of summer. Bring a camera. 4-5 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. registration.arlingtonva.us. Free; registration required (program No. 642926-B).

USA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration Program features and award presentation, food, concert and fireworks at dark. 5-10 p.m. Oronoco Bay Park, Fairfax, Pendleton and Madison streets, Alexandria. 703-746-4343. apps.alexandriava.gov. Free.

Adapted ice skate night For individuals with disabilities. Sponsored by the Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation. 6-8 p.m. Kettler Capitals Iceplex, 627 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-228-4738. eventbrite.com. Free; registration required.

Netherlands Carillon concerts Artists play patriotic music, jazz and pop. For information, go to the website. Saturdays at 6-8 p.m. Through Sept. 5, Netherlands Carillon, 1400 N. Meade St., Arlington. 703-289-2500. rosslynva.org. Free.

Fondue fun 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. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (program No. 642956-D).

Lubber Run summer concert Brazilian jazz and pop by Cissa Paz. 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, July 10

“Artist in the Spotlight” Features Candace Edgerley focusing on shibori-dyed home decors. Demonstration, Sunday at 1-4 p.m. Show at 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through July 31. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Fiberworks, Studio 14, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-836-5807. torpedofactory.org. Free.

Seashell workshops For ages 7-12. Naturalists discuss limpet shells, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; and olive sea snail shells, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. registration.arlingtonva.us. Each program, $10; registration required.

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

Lubber Run summer concert Los Caribbeat performs music from the Caribbean, West Africa and Detroit. 6 p.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Columbus Street and Second Street North, Arlington. 703-228-1850. arlingtonarts.org. Free.

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

Monday, July 11

Encore Learning program David Keegan of University of California at Berkeley discusses “Looking at Asia From Washington and Beijing: Two Very Different Views.” 3-4:30 p.m. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-2144. jbecker841@aol.com. Free.

Tuesday, July 12

Tiny Tot nature programs For ages 18-35 months, explore nature. 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.

Nature silly story time For 2 and older, features stories with silly rhymes and songs. 3:30-4:15 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. parks.arlingtonva.us. Free; registration required (program No. 642956-M).

Sunset concert Janna Audey Band performs pop rock. 7-8 p.m. John Carlyle Square Park, 300 John Carlyle St., Alexandria. 703-746-5592. apps.alexandriava.gov. Free.

Wednesday, July 13

“Coffee and Conversation” Meet Arlington Neighborhood Village members and volunteers and listen to a talk by docent John Doolittle. 10-11 a.m. Celtic House, 2500 Columbia Pike, Arlington. 703-509-8057. arlnvil.org. Free.

“Twelfth Night” Shakespeare’s classic comedy is set in a nightclub in the Roaring ’20s. Wednesday at 7 p.m. Continues through Aug. 7. Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington. 866-811-4111. synetictheater.org. $15-$35.

Wednesdays in the garden A series taught by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and VCE Master Gardeners features “ Lasagna Gardens: The Layered Approach.” 7-9 p.m. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-5990. arlingtonva.libcal.com. Free.

NAMI/FOCUS support group For families and friends of those with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or manic depression. Every second Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. First Christian Church of Alexandria, 2723 King St., Alexandria. 571-451-0773. jgulka@verizon.net. Free.

Thursday, July 14

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.

“Vision at Water’s Edge” Paintings of waterscapes from Maine to Virginia and elsewhere by Kathleen Best Gillmann. Reception, July 14 at 6:30-8 p.m. Show at 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Through Aug. 7, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Studio 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1780. theartleague.org. Free.

Rejuvenate the herb garden Learn to maintain an herb garden and ways to use and preserve herbs. 7-8:30 p.m. Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. 703-228-6414. mgnv.org. Free; registration required.

Music at Twilight concert Shenandoah Run performs Folk Americana. 7-8 p.m. Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. 703-746-5592. apps.alexandriava.gov. Free.

“The Good Devil (In Spite of Himself)” A comedy about an improv troupe in 17th-century France is bedeviled by a royal decree forbidding them from speaking onstage and the actors stage an ingenious revolt. Thursday-Saturday at 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at 2-4 p.m. Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-418-4808. wscavantbard.org. 10-$35.

U.S. Army Concert Band Performs with the Army Chorus and Herald Trumpets featuring the band’s graduates and former band conductors. 7:30 p.m. Fort Myer, Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Rd., Arlington. 703-696-3718. usarmyband.com. Free.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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