Art Exhibit: Frictional Harmony. Through Oct. 12, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at The Barry Gallery, in the Reinsch Library at Marymount, 2807 North Glebe Road. Marymount University’s Barry Gallery presents “Frictional Harmony,” a solo exhibition of Stephanie Lane’s paintings, drawings, and mixed media work. Admission is free. Visit www.marymount.edu/barrygallery or email email@example.com.
Art Exhibit : Neuro Blooms. Through Oct. 19, gallery hours at Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. Neuro Blooms is a project by Leslie Holt that includes mixed media art and community events intended to spark curiosity and conversations about the causes and stigmatizing myths of mental illness. Images are based on brain PET scans of people experiencing different mental health conditions. Visit www.uucava.org or call 703-892-2565. Visit www.uucava.org or call 703-892-2565.
Fridays at the Fountain. Fridays, through Oct. 25, 5-9 p.m. at The Stand at the Crystal City Water Park, 1601 Crystal Drive. Fridays at the Fountain is a seasonal pop-up beer garden set within the Crystal City Water Park, featuring food, drink and a rotating lineup of live music from local bands and musicians. Free to attend; selection of food available for purchase. Call 703-412-9430 or visit www.crystalcity.org/do/fridays-at-the-fountain for more.
Art Exhibit: Lumistory. Through Oct. 26, Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. at Fred Schnider Gallery of Art, 888 N Quincy St. #102. Melanie Kehoss’ cut paper light boxes explore the origins of cultural phenomena, from cuisine, to mourning, to social media. This solo show will include the public debut of five works, an installation about the history of sugar, and more. Free. Visit www.fredschnidergalleryofart.com or call 703-841-9404.
All That Jazz. Saturdays through Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-noon at the Arlington County Cultural Affairs Building, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. All That Jazz is a kid's dance class open to ages 6-11. This energetic and varied class includes warm-ups and combinations to discover ways to bring character and imagination to theatrical performance. $105. Visit www.janefranklin.com/classes or call 703-933-1111.
On Stage: Escaped Alone. Through Nov. 3, at Signature Theatre 4200 Campbell Ave. Four charming women sit in an English garden enjoying afternoon tea – with a side of terrors, large and small. Escaped Alone is a play many will want to talk about after they have seen it, and a lovely cup of tea is just the ticket to warm up a good conversation outside the ARK Theatre after each performance. See performance dates, specialty shows and extras at www.sigtheatre.org.
Basketball Shooting Clinics. Sundays through Nov. 3, 2-3 p.m. At Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5547 Lee Highway, Arlington. Register now for Sunday basketball shooting clinics using the state-of-the-art Dr. Dish CT basketball shooting machine. Cost $20 per half hour, Register at Bulldawgbasketball.com.
Arlington Mill Farmer’s Market. Saturdays, through Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. The market features produce, meats, and dairy products from our region’s top local vendors. Support local farmers and entrepreneurs. Come for opening day and meet special guests, the Arlington Art Truck, South Arlington Moms Club, Long Branch Nature Center, and more. Visit columbia-pike.org/fm-arlington-mill.
Art Exhibit: Borrowed from Dust. Through Dec. 22, Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. (or by appointment) at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Arlington Arts Center presents Borrowed from Dust, a solo exhibition of new work by AAC resident artist Marissa Long. This exhibition is Long’s first solo show in AAC’s Wyatt Resident Artists Gallery. Borrowed from Dust is a meditation on memory, loss, and impermanence. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, 6-9 p.m. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or call 703-248-6800.
Regional Biennial: Assembly 2019. Through Dec. 22, Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. (or by appointment) at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Arlington Arts Center is pleased to announce Assembly 2019, AAC’s inaugural regional biennial. This new exhibition program will explore current material and conceptual trends among artists in the region, and will feature work by young and emerging artists alongside new work by artists with longstanding connections to the Mid-Atlantic region and its art scenes. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, 6-9 p.m. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or call 703-248-6800.
Macy’s Coat Drive. Macy’s announces the seventh annual “Buy a Coat and We’ll Donate One” campaign in partnership with non-profit Clothes4Souls. From Wednesday, Oct. 9 to Monday, Oct. 14, Macy’s invites its customers to help those in need by purchasing a coat in the men’s, women’s, junior’s and children’s outerwear departments in-store and on macys.com. For every coat purchased, Macy’s will donate a brand new coat, up to 35,000 with an average retail value of $40-$100 each, to Clothes4Souls to provide warmth, hope and dignity to those in need this winter. For more information on “The Big Give Back: Buy a Coat and We’ll Donate One,” visit macys.com/macysgives.
Deep Dive: Hawks. 8 - 9 p.m. At Gulf Branch Nature Center, Arlington. Adults. Take a Deep Dive into natural history that scratches more than just the surface. Arlington is home to several species of hawks, from the large red-tailed hawk to smaller, bird-hunting accipiters. Explore the strategies and anatomy that makes them successful airborne hunters. Call 703-228-3403. Cost is $5. #612849-B
October Full Moon Night Hike. 7 - 8 p.m. At Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 24th St., N, Arlington. Families ages 6 and up. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Come out for a hike under the stars. Have you ever wondered what animals are in our local parks at night? Experience our trails under the moon, learn a constellation, and meet nocturnal critters. Call 703-228-3403. Cost is $5. #612859-I
Encore Presents “Disney’s Frozen Jr.” At Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Glebe Rd Arlington. In this story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen Jr. takes us on a journey with Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with obstacles, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen Jr. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart. Recommended for ages 4 and older. Performances are Friday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 12 and 19 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 13 and 20 at 3 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15 Adults, $12 Children, Students, Military, and Seniors. Tickets are available online at www.encorestage.org or by calling the box office at 703-548-1154. Princess Ball tickets are $20, available as an add-on for the 11 a.m. performance.
Boundary Stone Bike Tour. 9:15 a.m. Meet at entrance to East Falls Church Metro Station (under I-66 on Sycamore Street). Bike for 35 miles visiting boundary stones and parks. See 12 historic D.C. boundary stones in Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax County. Bring lunch, water and any type of bike. Leisurely pace. Sponsored by Center Hiking Club. Visit www.centerhikingclub.org. Contact Bernie Berne at 703-243-0179.
R.I.P. - Remove Invasive Plants. 9:30-11:30 a.m. At Gulf Branch Nature Center, Arlington. Adults, teens and families ages 8 and up. Want to restore habitat and increase species diversity right here in Arlington? Work parties are held every month. We are making a real difference, with the return of ferns and wildflowers, and the animals that depend on them, in areas once covered in destructive invasive plants. Help make it happen. Call 703-228-3403.
5K/One-Mile Fundraiser. Book It For Books 5K/One-Mile Run, sponsored by Reading is Fundamental of Northern Virginia, will raise funds to provide books for deserving NOVA children. Open to serious and fun runners and walkers, families, school teams, children in strollers, etc. Wear a literary character costume to add to the fun. Race takes place Saturday, Oct. 12, 9-10 a.m. at Bluemont Park, 329 N. Manchester St., Arlington. Cost is $35/5K runners; $30/5K under 17; $20 walkers; kids/teams/family rates available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.rifnova.org.
Civil War Discoveries: Infantry Drills. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. At Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 24th Street N, Arlington. They will drill like Union soldiers by practicing marches and turns, as well as how to “load in nine times” with replica wood rifles. #612729-A
Civil War Discoveries: Artillery Drills. 1 - 2 p.m. At Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 24th Street N, Arlington. Work as a team practicing the steps to load and aim a replica Civil War cannon. They'll talk about different types of artillery and put their skills to the test. #612729-B
Squirrels & Chipmunks. 2 - 3:30 p.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, Arlington. Families ages 5 and up. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Come learn about these furry rodents we see in our neighborhoods. How are they adapted to survive in an urban environment? Where do they raise their babies? We'll learn the answers in our classroom and on a fun nature hike. Call 703-228-6535. Free. #612959-P
Three Owls Campfire Evening. 6-7 p.m. At Gulf Branch Nature Center, Arlington. Families. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. The whole family is invited to join us at the Gulf Branch fire ring for lots of old-fashioned fun. This engaging program will be filled with entertaining activities that may include stories, special animal guests, games, songs and of course, S’mores. Call 703-228-3403. Cost is $5. Code #612859-D
Adapted Nature Hike. 1:30 - 3 p.m. At Barcroft Park, 4200 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. Families. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. All are welcome to join us on a leisurely paced hike through a park. The forested trails will be accessible, smooth and shaded for a fun hike to explore and examine whatever we discover. Restrooms & water fountains inside Barcroft Sports & Fitness Center, paved trails open in sun until forested area, trails are flat, benches at the picnic area for rest. Call 703-228-6535. Cost is Free. #612959-H
Free Play Days. 1:30 - 3 p.m. At Gulf Branch Nature Center, Arlington. Ages 5 to 9. Give kids unstructured time they can call their own. Your child will love this chance to explore our woods, make mud pies, throw rocks in the creek and just be free. Dress to get wet and dirty, and wear closed-toe shoes. Call 703-228-3403. Free. #612829-
Migration Storytime. 10:30 - 11 a.m. At Long Branch Nature Center, Arlington. Ages 2 and up. Register child only, but caregivers must attend. We'll read stories all about animals who are on the move. Call 703-228-6535. Free. #612919-W
Spirit of Community Luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, 2800 S. Potomac Ave. Honoree Dr. Taylor was raised in the Green Valley community (formerly Nauck) and was active in the civic life of the community. Taylor retired from University of the District of Columbia after 31 years of service and is a former president of the Arlington Branch of NAACP and the Nauck (now Green Valley) Civic Association. $90 at www.arlcf.org.
Camouflage Critters. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. At Gulf Branch Nature Center, Arlington. Ages 5 to 12. Discover the many different ways animals use camouflage to hide from predators or sneak up on their food. Play a game to sharpen your powers of observation, and then we'll explore the woods, gardens and ponds for creatures trying to fool us. Call 703-228-3403. Cost is $5. #612829-D
Beauty and the Beat. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Downtown Cultural Arts Center, 401 North Howard Street, Baltimore. Cost is $25-$30. Originally created for Capital Fringe Festival 2018 and now presented at Charm City Fringe Festival in Baltimore, Beauty and the Beat is sure to kick up recollections of neighbors, roommates, landlords or lane-changing experiences of vying for a parking space. Email: email@example.com or visit the website https://www.janefranklin.com/beauty-and-the-beat.
Fall Family Celebration. 12-3 p.m. At Columbia Gardens Cemetery, 3411 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Special activities for adults and children. Explore the Agents of Discovery App, visit the beehives, paint a pumpkin, meet rose expert Pam Powers, and enjoy delicious refreshments. Free. Visit the website: columbiagardenscemetery.org
Fall Heritage Festival. 1 - 5 p.m. At Gulf Branch Nature Center, Arlington. Families. Gather around the Walker Log House to celebrate our nation’s heritage. Try your hand at some old-time games and crafts, make a corn husk doll, try on a coonskin cap, or work the cider press. Write with a quill pen, churn butter, and enjoy old-time music. Drop in anytime between 1- 5pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 703-228-3403. No registration required. Cost is $5.
National Chamber Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. At Gunston Arts Center (Theater One), 2700 South Lang St., Arlington. The National Chamber Ensemble opens its 2019-2020 Season with A Mozart Celebration. Piano virtuoso Carlos Cesar Rodriguez performs one of Mozart's greatest piano concerti in a quintet setting to experience Mozart's masterpiece in a new way. This is the same work Mr. Rodriguez made his debut with at the tender age of 10! The Overture to the Marriage of Figaro and Symphony No. 40, some of Mozart's other most famous and popular works complete the program. Don't miss the chance to hear this magical music presented in a unique way.
Winterize Your Roses. 2-4 p.m. At Columbia Gardens Cemetery, 3411 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. The Arlington Rose Foundation will conduct a garden-side instruction on winterizing your roses. Learn timing, technique, and soil readiness. Wear garden shoes, hat, and gloves. No bathroom facilities. Will be rescheduled in case of heavy rain. Gift certificate from Merrifield Garden Center for best rose garden soil. Bring a spade collected composite moist soil sample from several rose garden places. Free. Visit the website: http://arlingtonrose.org/
Purple Runway. 5 p.m. VIP Cocktail Party; 7:30 p.m. Fashion Show begins. At Mercedes-Benz of Arlington, 585 N. Glebe Road, Arlington. Purple Runway is an annual runway event designed to raise awareness and funding to help support those who have endured domestic violence and want to overcome the resulting trauma, depression, and emotional distress. Call Gigi McMillan at 571-932-3306.
Arlington Restaurant Week. This is the first Restaurant Week event, hosted by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, dedicated specifically to the restaurant scene in Arlington County. Previously, the Arlington Chamber partnered with regional Chambers to produce the Northern Virginia Restaurant Week. Building off the success of that event, the Chamber is looking forward to using its strong connections to the Arlington restaurant community to showcase the many vibrant and diverse restaurants within the county's 26 square miles. For more information about restaurant registration or sponsorship opportunities, contact Operations Coordinator Olivia McKay at 703-525-2400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tapas for Diplomas. At Jaleo in Crystal City, 2250 Crystal Drive,, Arlington. This is the 10th Anniversary Fundraising Gala for the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network. Hosted by Sen. Mark Warner. Fun auction items include: Getaways to The Greenbrier Resort, Historical Staunton, Outdoor Mecca Roanoke, Cavalier Favorite Charlottesville, Hidden Gem Harrisonburg. Visit www.valhen.org.
Woman of Worth. 7-9 p.m. At Trade Roots Gift Store & Coffee Shop, 5852 Washington Blvd., Arlington. A talk by Melanie Rigney, author of Woman of Worth: Prayers and Reflections for Women Inspired by the Book of Proverbs. Free. Learn more about Melanie at www.rejoicebeglad.com.
Arctoberfest - A Halloween Extravaganza. 6-9 p.m. At The Knights of Columbus, Main Ballroom, 5115 Little Falls Road, Arlington. Arctoberfest is a fun, family-oriented Halloween party for people with and without disabilities. It’s perfect for kids of all ages, adults, and families to attend together. The highlight of the event is the chance to experience an indoor “Haunted House.” With spooky lighting, surprises await around every corner, you’ll never know what may pop up out of the fog. If that’s not enough spooky fun, a wander through the indoor “grave yard” will raise your ‘spirits.’ Tickets are $25 per person. Visit https://TheArcofNoVa.org/Arctoberfest.
All That Jazz. 11 a.m.-noon at the Arlington County Cultural Affairs Building, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. All That Jazz is a kid's dance class open to ages 6-11. This energetic and varied class includes warm-ups and combinations to discover ways to bring character and imagination to theatrical performance. $105. Visit www.janefranklin.com/classes or call 703-933-1111.
Arlington Historical Museum. Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Arlington Historical Museum, owned and operated by the Arlington Historical Society, is located at 1805 S. Arlington Ridge Road. The two-story brick structure was built in 1891 as the Hume School, named for Frank Hume who gave some of the property for the school. It is the oldest school building in Arlington County. Now a museum, it houses permanent and temporary local history exhibits ranging from pre-1607 to Sept. 11, 2001. Visit arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org.
Civil War Artifact Display. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park Visitor Center, 2411 24th St. N. The New Fort C.F. Smith Park Visitor Center features displays about Union soldiers and the Defenses of Washington between 1861 and 1865. Artifacts from archaeological studies from Forts Ethan Allen and C.F. Smith are on display. Kids can try on replica Civil War uniforms and learn about camp life. Visit parks.arlingtonva.us/locations/fort-cf-smith-park/.
Arlington Farmers Market. Every Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon at the corner of N. 14th Street and N. Courthouse Road. A weekly celebration of local food including fresh produce, meats, dairy, cheese, baked goods, free range eggs, specialty items, cut flowers, plants and herbs. Email email@example.com or call 917-733-6402.
FRESHFARM Market. 3-7 p.m. on Tuesdays at 1900 Crystal Drive. Shop from local farmers and producers with seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh-cut flowers, container plants and herbs, farm-raised eggs, all-natural meats, artisan baked goods, and specialty foods. Visit www.crystalcity.org for more.
Mobile Bike Repair. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursdays at 1900 Crystal Drive. Drop off your bike on Thursday morning and have it tuned up and ready to ride before heading home. Email DC@velofix.com, or phone 855-VELO-FIX for more.
Food Truck Thursdays. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1900 Crystal Drive and 201 12th St. Actual truck schedules are subject to change so be sure to follow your favorites. Visit www.crystalcity.org for more.
Healthy Lifestyle Runs. Saturdays, 9 a.m. at Roosevelt Island, George Washington Memorial Parkway. American Cancer Society partners with parkrun USA to promote fitness in the fight against cancer. Free. Visit www.parkrun.us/rooseveltislanddc/ for more.
Friday Night Live. 8 p.m. Fridays at the Church at Clarendon, 1210 N. Highland St., Suite A. Local musicians perform. Free. Visit 1bc.org for more.
Arlington’s Historical Museum Open on First Wednesdays. The Arlington Historical Museum is open to the public on the first Wednesday of every month from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The museum consists of exhibits chronicling Arlington County’s history from Native American settlements up to the present day. The museum will continue to be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is located in the former 1891 Hume School building at 1805 S. Arlington Ridge Road. Visit arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org.
Open Mic Comedy. Wednesdays 8-10 p.m. at Ri Ra Irish Pub, 2915 Wilson Blvd. Doors open at 7 p.m. Age 21 and up only. Free show, $25 cash prize for best joke. Call 703-248-9888 or Visit www.RiRa.com/Arlington for more.
Invasive Plants Removal. Work parties are held every month to keep the parks free of destructive invasive plants. Teens, adults and families welcome. Every second Sunday of the month 2-4:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road; call 703-228-3403. Every third Sunday of the month 2-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road; call 703-228-6535 or visit registration.arlingtonva.us. Free, no registration required.
Karaoke. 8 p.m. on the first Sunday every month at Galaxy Hut, 2711 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.galaxyhut.com or call 703-525-8646.
Pub Quiz. 8 p.m. every Sunday at Whitlow’s on Wilson, 2854 Wilson Blvd. Prizes for first place. Free. Visit www.whitlows.com or call 703-276-9693.
Storytime. Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m. at Kinder Haus Toys, 1220 N. Fillmore St. Storytime with Ms. Laura. Call 703-527-5929.
Lego Club. Monthly on the first Wednesday. 4-5 p.m. Glencarlyn Branch Library, 300 S. Kensington St. The library provides tubs of legos and a special challenge and after the program the creations are displayed for everyone to see. No registration required. Call 703-228-6548 for more.
Crystal City Sparket. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesdays at 1900 Crystal Drive. Sparket — A Creative Market is an extension of DC’s Eastern Market with arts, crafts, and handmade goods. Free to attend. Visit www.crystalcity.org.
Art for Life. Third Thursday of each month. The Hyatt Regency Crystal City’s “Art for Life” Partnership with National Kidney Foundation brings a new artist each month to The Hyatt for a reception. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.
Brunch at Freddie’s. Third Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar, 555 23rd St. The Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance gathers for an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet ($9.99). All are welcome. No reservation is required. Visit www.facebook.com/events/700174390103305.
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