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Alexandria-Arlington community calendar, July 28-Aug. 3, 2017

Posted on Jul 28,2017
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ALEXANDRIA, VA. - Friday, July 28

"Alexandrians Fight The Great War" Ongoing exhibit features the homes, hospitals, factories and shipyards of wartime Alexandria. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Nov. 11. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-746-4994. apps.alexandriava.gov. $5 donation suggested.

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.

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.

Summer concert series Performance by Cheick Hamala Diabate with a stringed lute. 8 p.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. 2nd and N. Columbus streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850. arlingtonarts.org. Free.

Gallery Underground exhibits
Focus Gallery features a Steve Broido solo show, “Around Death Valley,” and the Main Gallery features a members’ show, “5-Year Anniversary.” Closes Friday. Gallery Art Underground, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. 571-483-0652. galleryunderground.org. Free.

Saturday, July 29

Alexandria Drug Take Back program
To help prevent abuse and theft of medication, sponsored by the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office, the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria and the Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray. Drop off potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and other medications, collected by deputies. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. In front of 2204 Mount Vernon Ave. 703-746-4114. Free.

Centennial of the Everyday
A 60-minute art history tour features how art can be used to highlight the complex narratives embedded in history. 10-11 a.m. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-746-4242. apps.alexandria va.gov. $15.

Arlington library coffee talk Del. Patrick Hope and author Charlie Clark discuss “Hidden History of Arlington County.” 10:15 a.m.-noon. Arlington Central Library auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-5990. Free.

Nature center program: Dragonflies For ages 8-12, learn about how the “Masters of the Skies” catch other flying insects as prey. 11 a.m.-noon. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (program No. 642827-J).

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.

Marine Band concert Features the Marine Chamber Orchestra. 7:30-9 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 E. Campus Dr., Alexandria. 703-845-6154. marineband.marines.mil. Free.

Summer concert series Features Elena Y Los Fulanos. 8 p.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. 2nd and N. Columbus streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850. arlingtonarts.org. Free.

Moths by moonlight campfire Features stories, games, songs and s’mores. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (program No. 642857-D).

Sunday, July 30

Real-World Science Behind Harry Potter Family-friendly tours explore the real world of science and medicine behind J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series. 1-4 p.m. Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria. 703-746-3852. $6; children must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.

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.

Nature center program: Insect Insanity For ages 6-10, a walk through the meadow to search for bugs, beetles, butterflies and more. 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. 642927-G).

Summer concert series Features multi-instrumentalist Christylez Bacon. 6 p.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. 2nd and N. Columbus streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850. arlingtonarts.org. Free.

"Hot Off the Trivet"
Enamel works by gallery artists. Closes Sunday. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Enamelists Gallery, Studio 28, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-836-1561. torpedofactory.org. Free.

“Under the Big Top”
Works by Janet Barnard, Paige Garber and Ann Sanderoff-Walker. Closes Sunday. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Studio 29, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-548-0935. potomacfiberartsgallery.com. Free.

Monday, July 31

“Flexibility in Clay: Gymnastics and Gyrations”
Potters play with clay, shaping, molding and stretching dramatically in a medium with imagination with the Ceramic Guild. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Sept. 3. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, Studio 19, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-548-6288. torpedofactory.org. Free.

Real-World Science Behind Harry Potter For adults, hour-long tours featuring a cocktail and more. 6-9 p.m. Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria. 703-746-3852. apps.alexandriava.gov. $20.

Energy Masters program Ongoing registration through Sept. 15 for a program that promotes an energy efficient and sustainable community. 703-228-6427. arlingtonenvironment.org. Apply by Monday for priority consideration and a discount for registration and background check fees. $84.95. Free for students.

TUESDAY, Aug. 1

“Summer Fun”
How we while away the hours of summer. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Aug. 27. Potomac Fiber Arts, Studio 29, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-548-0935. potomacfiberartsgallery.com. Free.

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

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 2


Canal Center Plaza concert series
R&B, jazz and reggae performed by the Brian Cunningham Project. Noon-1 p.m. 44 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria. 703-746-5592. apps.alexandriava.gov. Free.

Twilight Tattoo: A Military Pageant
Features 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment soldiers and ceremonial units, the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Drill Team, the U.S. Army Blues, a soloist from the U.S. Army Chorus, and vocalists of the U.S. Army Band Downrange and U.S. Army Voices. 7 p.m. Fort Myer, Summerall Field, Sheridan Avenue, Arlington. 202-685-2888. usarmyband.com. Free.

THURSDAY, Aug. 3

Del Ray First Thursday An outdoor street festival features children’s activities, live music and more. 6-9 p.m. Mount Vernon and E. Oxford avenues, Alexandria. 703-683-2570. visitdelray.com. Free.

Market Square concert Performance by the 257th Army Band Concert Band. 7-8 p.m. 301 King St., Alexandria. 703-746-5592. apps.alexandr iava.gov. Free.

Arlington Mill movie nights
For a complete schedule, go to the website. 8:30-11:30 p.m. Through Aug. 24, Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington. 703-892-2776. columbia-pike.org. Free.

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, 571-551-2488 or donaldrea@aol.com.

Source Washington post



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