Thursday, Nov. 7

Alexandria Film Festival, more than 60 films featuring mystical, amusing, mysterious and macabre shorts and more, includes an opening and closing reception. For a complete schedule, visit the Web site. $15; $12 in advance. www.alexandriafilm.org.

“Cities in the Air,” photos of Richmond by Everitt Clark, taken with a large-format camera. Opens 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 2. Reception, 6:30-8 p.m. next Thursday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.theartleague.org.

Art League exhibit, “Small Works & Large Works” in all media, restricted by size. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday (until 9 p.m. Thursday), noon-6 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 2. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.theartleague.org.

Veterans Day exhibit, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

Seniors “right-sizing” spaces, ways to resize and downsize from a home full of possessions to a smaller space. 10:30 a.m., Arlington Mill Senior Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-7369.

“Del Ray Dozen Invitational Photography Show,” photographs curated by Rob Rudick and Jen Chappell. Noon-6 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, through Dec. 1, Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.

“Portent” exhibit, works that come to terms with, reflect or represent the magnitude of natural events. Noon-4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, through Dec. 8, the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

Oscar film screening, call for program information. 6-8 p.m. Thursday and next Thursday, Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1771 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

Arlington Central Library plant clinic, Virginia Cooperative Extension master gardeners answer gardening questions. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-6414.

Fabulous Fungi 101, join a hike and learn about basic mushroom “anatomy.” 7-8 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $5, registration required (program No. 612843-H). 703-228-3403 or www. registration.arlingtonva.us.

Hair Ball dance classes, learn 18th-century country dancing in preparation for the Nov. 16 ball. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday and next Thursday, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. Each class, $12; reservations required. 703-746-4242 or www.shop.alexandriava.gov.

Shakespeare’s “King John,” performed by WSC Avant Bard. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through Nov. 24, Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $10-$35. 703-418-4808 or www.wscavantbard.org.

Friday, Nov. 8

Alexandria thrift shop, features clothes, housewares, kitchen appliances, paintings, books and more. Proceeds benefit local charities. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday-Saturday, the Church of St. Clement, 1701 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. 703-998-6166.

Lee Center walkers trip, travel by van to Difficult Run Park in Great Falls. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $4 with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0555.

Medicare updates, discussed by Cedar Dvorin of Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program. 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-6300.

Computer basics class, and learn how to search for information on the Internet. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1704, Ext. 3 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

Kids “Survival Skills: Shelter Building,” ages 9-14; learn how to build temporary shelters. 4-5 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $7, registration required (program No. 612923-H). 703-228-6535 or www.registration.arlingtonva.us.

Gallery Underground exhibits,“U.S. 17: Traveling the Scenic Highway,” photographs by Catherine Powers; gallery members display sculpture, glass, ceramics, watercolor, oil, acrylic and mixed media. Reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through Nov. 24, Gallery Underground, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. Free. 571-483-0652 or www.galleryunderground.org.

Alice in Wonderland,” performed by the Stage One Players. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School, Chapel/Performing Arts Center, 1000 St. Stephen’s Rd., Alexandria. $5. 703-212-2950 or www.sssas.org.

“A Salute to the American Voice,” features works by four American playwrights with a unique view of society, culture and history, performed by Port City Playhouse. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, The Lab at Convergence, 1819 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. $9-$16. 703-998-6260 or www.portcityplayhouse.org.

Argentine play: “Women of 60” by Mario Vargas; in Spanish with live English dubbing. Sponsored by Teatro de la Luna. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $30-$35. 703-548-3092 or www.teatrodelaluna.org.

Saturday, Nov. 9

Alexandria farmers market, produce, baked goods, framed art, jewelry and crafts, sponsored by the city. 7 a.m.-noon, Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. 703-746-3200 or www.alexandriava.gov.

Arlington farmers market, produce, cheese, pasta, buffalo meat, flowers and more. 8 a.m.-noon, North Courthouse Road and North 14th Street. 703-228-3327 or www.arlingtonfarmersmarket.com.

Del Ray farmers market, produce, cheese, flowers, meat, eggs, honey, nuts and baked goods. 8 a.m.-noon, Del Ray farmers market, Mount Vernon and East Oxford avenues, Alexandria. 703-683-2570 or www.alexandriava.gov.

Urban Village Market at Courthouse, furniture, art, china, silver, jewelry, books, photographs, vintage clothing, linen, lamps, chandeliers, antique tools and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., north area of courthouse parking lot, North 15th and North Uhle streets, Arlington. 703-812-8881.

“Reflections,” part of FotoWeek DC. Opens, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; show, 10 a.m-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursday), through Dec. 1. Reception, 6-8 p.m. next Thursday. Saturdays-Thursdays, through Dec. 1, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4. or www.torpedofactory.org .

Soldier-led tour of Fort Ward, a costumed interpreter leads a tour and discusses life in the Union Army. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-4848 or www.fortward.org.

Gemstone Club: Topaz, ages 7-11. Learn about birthstones, uncut crystals and the geology, mining, legends and literature of gems. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $12, registration required (program No. 612823-F). 703-228-3403 or www.registration.arlingtonva.us.

Decorating for the holidays workshop, interior decorator Sherry Ways discusses eco-conscious and holistic holiday decorating. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-4356 or www.alexblackhistory.org.

Meditation workshop, learn breathing techniques through a guided meditation. 11 a.m.-noon, Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1704 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

Fall fungi hike, join a naturalist for a walk along the Turkey Run Trail. 2-4 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $5, registration required (program No. 612843-I). 703-228-3403 or www.registration.arlingtonva.us.

“The Big Meow,” based on the book by Elizabeth Spires about a cat ostracized for his “lion’s roar,” performed by Jane Franklin Dance. 4:30 p.m., the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. $15. 703-933-1111 or www.janefranklin.com.

Campfire: “Coyote Stories,” s’mores, stories and games. 6-7 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $5, registration required (program No. 612853-E). 703-228-3403 or www.registration.arlingtonva.us.

National Chamber Ensemble, performs “Jewish Musical Treasures,” including works by Bloch, Friedman, Williams, Goldstein and others. 7:30 p.m., Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. $30; students, $15. 888-841-2787 or www.nationalchamberensemble.org.

The Improvised Shakespeare Company, audience suggestions are mixed with Elizabethan flair to create a new show. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $25. 703-875-1100.

UrbanArias opera, presents “She, After,” about the imagined lives of two famous literary women after their moments of notoriety. 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Artisphere, Black Box Theatre, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $25. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.

Sunday, Nov. 10

Westover farmers market, fruit, produce, meat, dairy, cut flowers, Turkish specialties and more. 8 a.m.-noon, Washington Boulevard and North McKinley Road, Arlington. 703-405-8232 or www.westoverfarmersmarket.org.

Columbia Pike farmers market, produce, chocolate, tea, coffee, cheese and bison meat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., South Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike (Pike Park), Arlington. 703-892-2776 or www.columbiapike.org.

“Fresh Out of the Oven,” bakeware creations by Ceramic Guild artists. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursday), through Dec. 1, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-6288 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Colors of Autumn,” gallery artists exhibit works in red, brown, yellow and orange. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursday), through Nov. 17. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935 or www.potomacfiberartsgallery.com.

Fotographers at the Factory, features works by 35 photographers addressing a myriad of subjects, styles and techniques on displayed on hall walls and in studios. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursday), through Dec. 31. Reception, 6-8 p.m. next Thursday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Tavern Museum Family Day, tour the historic tavern led by junior docents. 1-4 p.m., Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $5; ages 5-12, $3; veterans, active- duty military personnel and their immediate families, free with ID. 703-746-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.

Nature’s Harvest Scavenger Hunt, ages 7 and older. A short hike followed by apple cider. Use your treasures to decorate a notebook cover. 2-3:30 p.m., Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. $7, registration required (program No. 612723-A). 703-243-4342 or www.registration.arlingtonva.us.

Arlington Philharmonic concert, performs works by Brahms, Haydn and Mozart. 3 p.m., Washington-Lee High School, auditorium, 1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington. $20. 703-910-5161 or www.arlingtonphilharmonic.org.

Cocktails in La Zona Rosa, Latin-inspired music, food and drink to benefit the Athenaeum. 4-6 p.m., the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. $50. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” performed by the Lean and Hungry Theater. 6 p.m., Artisphere, Dome Theatre, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $15. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.

25th Annual DMZ to Delta Dance, a cash bar, finger food, dancing, music, a silent auction and more. Sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 227. 8 p.m.-midnight, Holiday Inn Eisenhower Metro Center Hotel, 2460 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria. $30. 703-255-0353 or www.vva227.org.

Monday, Nov. 11

“Occupied City: Civil War Alexandria,” an exhibit about life in a town occupied by the military, with biographical sketches of locals caught in the conflict, historical photos, artifacts and maps of wartime Alexandria. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St. $2. 703-746-4994.

Black history talk, historian C.R. Gibbs discusses “The Long Hard Fight: Blacks and the War of 1812.” 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. Free, reservations required. 703-746-4356 or www.alexblackhistory.org.

Figure-drawing workshop, short pose. 7-9 p.m., Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $10; members, $8. 703-838-4827 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Army Officers’ Wives Club luncheon, reserve by Tuesday for 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 21 event with Mary Ann Jung portraying Clara Barton and a lunch featuring a turkey dinner with gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Fort Myer-Henderson Hall Officers’ Club, 214 Jackson Ave., Arlington. $20. 910-364-5319 or www.aowcgwa.org.

Culpepper Garden yoga classes, traditional Hatha, 10 a.m.; gentle Hatha, 11:15 a.m. Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Six sessions, $24 with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-4403.

Challenges of hearing loss, discussed by staff from the Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons. 10-10:45 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-6300.

Divine Mercy Cenacle, study of the Sacred Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Diary of Saint Faustina. 10 a.m., second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, St. Mary’s Lyceum, 313 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-836-4100.

55+ Pilates classes, for posture, strength and balance. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., 703-228-0555; 10:30 a.m., next Thursday, Culpepper Garden, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., 703-228-4403. Call for fee schedule.

“Quality of Care in Nursing Homes,” discussed by Meredith McKay of Legal Services of Northern Virginia. 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0555.

Culpepper Garden Book Club, discuss Erik Larson’s “In the Garden of Beasts.” 1:45 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-4403.

Senior Zumba cardio dance class, 2:15 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Six sessions, $27 with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0555.

Crystal City farmers market, produce, cheese, flowers, plants, eggs, coffee, tea and baked goods. 3-7 p.m., 251 18th St., Arlington. 703-412-9430 or www.crystalcity.org.

Veterans career resource fair and reception, meet representatives from veterans resource organizations and local career support groups; information on programs offering career development, résumé help and employment assistance. 4 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-5990 or www.americanveteranscommittee.org.

“Understanding the health-care system,” discussed by Kelly Arthur of Virginia Health Care Services. 7 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0955.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Walking club trip, travel by van to Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria. 9:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $4 with 55+ Pass. 703-228-4403.

Seniors “Let’s Get Fit” program, dance and other exercises. 10 a.m., Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. Seven sessions, $28 with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-7529.

Stroke support group, facilitated by health-care professionals. 11 a.m.-noon every second Wednesday, Inova Alexandria Hospital, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free, registration requested. 703-504-3543, www.inova.org or maimunah.jafer@inova.org.

NARFE program, Peter Olivere of Arlington Neighborhood Villages discusses “Love Where You Live? Then Why Leave? Make Your Current Home Your Retirement Destination.” 12:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-536-9148.

Square dancing, age 55 and older; beginners and experienced dancers. 1-3 p.m. weekly, Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. $5. 703-746-5556 or www.alexandriava.gov.

Seniors meditation program, theory and practice of meditation. 2 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Seven sessions, $28 with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0555.

Clarendon farmers market, crafts, organic food, vegetables, local specialties and fruit. 3-7 p.m., Clarendon Metro Park, Danville and 14th streets, Arlington. 703-812-8881 or www.clarendon.org.

Wild Ones: Litter Critters, ages 6-10; learn about crickets, centipedes and other critters. 3-4 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $5, registration required (program No. 612923-P). 703-228-6535 or www.registration.arlingtonva.us.

“Lovesong” photographs, by Westen Muntain. 4-11 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Artisphere, Mezzanine Gallery, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.

Contemplative Evening, featuring a labyrinth, 6-7:30 p.m., and a Taize service, 7:30 p.m., St. George’s Episcopal Church, 915 N. Oakland St., Arlington. 703-525-8286 or www.saintgeorgeschurch.org.

Figure-drawing workshop, long pose. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $8-$10. 703-836-1468 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.

TOPS weight-loss support group, Take Off Pounds Sensibly. 7 p.m., Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. $28 annually. 703-430-3764.

“Stress and Resilience: Why Gender Matters,” author Leonard Sax discusses what parents need to know to help children cope, build resilience and navigate online media. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Arlington Unitarian Cooperative Preschool, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. $10. 703-892-3878 or www.aucpva.org.

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

Post-partum support group, for women suffering depression and/or anxiety during pregnancy or in the first year following childbirth. 7:30-9 p.m., the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Fairlington United Methodist Church, Rooms 109, 3900 King St., Alexandria. Free. 571-403-0673 or suzjdoyle@gmail.com.

Scottish country dancing, for all ages and abilities. 8-10 p.m., Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. $5. 703-746-5560 or www.rscds-greaterdc.org.

Thursday, Nov. 14

Holiday floral design workshop, register by Thursday for the 7 p.m. Nov. 21 workshop led by Sarah von Pollaro of Urban Petals, sponsored by the Rock Spring Garden Club. National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $25. 703-241-2651, www.rockspringgardenclub.com or rsbayes@aol.com.

Seniors memory screening, conducted by Virginia Hospital Center and Care Options. Call for an appointment. 9 a.m.-noon, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. 703-228-6300.

Faith, Food and Fellowship, features a noon service with music by J. Reilly Lewis of the Washington Bach Consort; followed by lunch ($5), 12:30 p.m.; and Justin Tillman of NASA International Relations discusses “Eyewitness to the Japan Tsunami,” 1-1:40 p.m. Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. 703-527-8574 or www.morefaith.org.

Seniors home health-care costs, discussed by Stanley Dubiel of Home Instead, Falls Church. 1:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0555.

Walter Reed tai chi class, for balance, flexibility and strength. 2 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. 13 sessions, $71.50 with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0955.

Seniors Social Security benefits, a discussion on how to maximize Social Security benefits. 4 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-6300.

Second Thursday Art Night: Flash! FotoWeekDC, visit studios and galleries, meet artists, live music and refreshments. 6-9 p.m., Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Glencarlyn knitting group, includes instruction. 6:30-8:30 p.m. every second Thursday, Glencarlyn Branch Library, 300 S. Kensington St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6548.

“Alexandria, Loudoun and Hampshire Railroad,” discussed by historian Ron Beavers. Sponsored by the Arlington Historical Society. 7-9 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-5990 or www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org.

Second Thursday Music Concert, Latin jazz performed by Veronneau. 7 p.m., the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. $10. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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