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Alexandria-Arlington community calendar, July 21-27, 2017

Posted on Jul 21,2017
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"Park Idol" Share your voice, or sing along! Performers may send an email with specific song requests. Sponsored by Arlington Parks and Recreation Youth and Family Programs. 6-8 p.m. Lower Bluemont Park Picnic Shelter (North 4th St. entrance). 601 N. Manchester St. Arlington. 703-228-4773. 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. Free.

“The Music Man”
For age 6 and older, performed by Encore Stage & Studio. Friday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Continues through July 30. Kenmore Middle School Theater, 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-548-1154. $10-$12.

Summer concert series features Little Red & the Renegades. 8 p.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. 2nd and N. Columbus streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850. Free.


Tiny Tots nature program
For ages 18-35 months, discover the wonders of nature. Saturday 10:30-11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday 10:15-11 a.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. $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. Free.

“Global Views: Light & Shadow” exhibit Acrylic paintings by Sally Davies. Artist demo Saturday at 2 p.m. Show continues through Aug. 6. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League gallery, 105 N. Union St., Studio 21, Alexandria. 703-683-1780. Free.

Del Ray Music Festival Features two stages of local bands including the Boss Chiefs, Mars Rodeo, Handsome Hound, Origem and others. 3-8 p.m. Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, Mount Vernon and Oxford avenues, Alexandria. 703-683-2570. Free.

Russian Festival concert Performance by Washington Balalaika Society’s 100-piece orchestra; Russian and Eastern European music and dance. 7:30 p.m. Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-845-6156. $5-$30.

“Legally Blonde” A musical about Elle Woods’ self-discovery journey. Saturday and Wednesday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m. Continues through Aug. 12. The Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. 703-683-0496. $27-$32.

Summer concert series Features the D.C.-based Afropop band Elikeh. 8 p.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Second and N. Columbus streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850. Free.

SUNDAY, July 23

Peruvian Festival Features traditional music and entertainment, dancing and cuisine. Lawn chairs and blankets permitted. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Gunston Middle School, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-362-1591. Free.

Children’s art workshop For ages 5-12 accompanied by an adult; learn ways to create mixed-media collages; led by artists Joan Dreyer, Ginny Smith and Lesly-Claire Greenberg. 2-4 p.m. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035. Free.

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. $5; ages 5-12, $3; age 4 and younger, free.

Summer concert series
Features Little Bit of Blues. 6 p.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Second and N. Columbus streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850. Free.

MONDAY, July 24

“So You’ve Decided to Go Back to School . . .” For adults considering graduate school, discussion led by a college and career librarian. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Arlington Central Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-5990. Free; registration required.

American Association for the Advancement of Science program For scientists, engineers and physicians, join K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) teachers in Arlington and Alexandria during the 2017-2018 school year. Orientation in September. For information, 571-551-2488 or

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics registration Ongoing registration for Sept. 9-20 Olympic events in Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Arlington, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William. For information, deadlines and schedule, go to the website. 703-830-5604. Fees vary.

TUESDAY, July 25

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society program Features a reception and performance of “Legally Blonde.” 7-10 p.m. Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. 703-746-4242. $35; registration required.

Prostate cancer support group Facilitated by a prostate cancer survivor. For people undergoing treatment or those with new diagnoses. Fourth Tuesday 7-8:30 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. 703-558-5555. Free.

Vacation Bible School
Ongoing registration for age 4-rising fifth-graders for the Paul and the Undgerground Church program with crafts and activities, daily, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 14-18. Adult study on the Apostle Paul 6-7:20 p.m. Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. 703-527-8574. Each child, $25; family, $40; study, free except for cost of book. Register by Aug. 1.


Arlington Neighborhood Village program
Housing planner Joel Franklin and Martha Villanigro-Santiago of Arlington Commission on Aging discuss plans of the County’s Workgroup on Accessory Dwelling Units. 10-11 a.m. Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing Community Room, 4318 N. Carlin Springs Rd. 703-509-8057. Free.

Canal Center Plaza concert
Blues by Michael Mulvaney. Noon-1 p.m. 44 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria. 703-746-5592. Free.

Rocks and Minerals program
For ages 6-10, features a walk in a creek. Learn the difference and how three classes of rocks differ from minerals. 4-5 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. $5; registration required. (program No. 642827-G).

Ben Brenman Park concert
All New Genetically Altered Jug Band performs novelty jazz and jug band music. 7-8 p.m. 4800 Brenman Park Dr., Alexandria. 703-746-5592. Free.

Twilight Tattoo: A Military Pageant Features soldiers of the Third U.S. Infantry Regiment, troop, and ceremonial units; Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps; U.S. Army Drill Team; U.S. Army Blues, a soloist from U.S. Army Chorus, and vocalists of U.S. Army Band Downrange and U.S. Army Voices. 7 p.m. Fort Myer, Summerall Field, Sheridan Avenue, Arlington. 202-685-2888. Free.


Alexandria Domestic Violence program For volunteers of Emergency Companion Response, meet at the hospital to offer support, information and advocacy following a domestic violence incident. For information, visit the website. 703-746-4911. Free.

Music at Twilight concert Lesson Zero performs rock and blues. 7-8 p.m. Fort Ward Park Amphitheater, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. 703-746-5592. Free.

Source Washington post

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