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Alexandria-Arlington community calendar, June 2-8, 2017

Posted on Jun 02,2017
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“Thanks For All the Fish” art exhibit Celebrates the 25th anniversary of Del Ray Artisans, honoring and featuring members. Friday from noon-9 p.m. Opening reception Saturday from 7-9 p.m. Continues through June 25. Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-838-4827. Free.

Rosslyn Cinema + Pub in the Park Features an outdoor movie, wine, beer, cocktails and food trucks. For a complete schedule, visit the website. 6-11 p.m. Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-522-6628. Free.

Del Ray Artisans theater night
Features “Red, White and Tuna,” a comedy based in Tuna, Tex., performed by the Little Theatre of Alexandria; hors d’oeuvres; wine; a champagne intermission; a fish art exhibit and a raffle. Reception at 6:30 p.m. Show from 8-10 p.m. 600 Wolfe St, Alexandria. 703-838-4827. $45.

Songs and stories 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. $5; registration required (program No. 642957-A).

“The Jungle Book”
For age 4 and older, performed by Encore Stage & Studio. Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Through June 11. Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre. 125 S. Old Glebe Rd. Arlington. 703-548-1154. $15; children, students, military and seniors $10.

Birding Arlington For age 8 and older, explore Gulf Branch and Old Glebe Parks and build county bird lists. 8-9:30 a.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. Free (program No. 642857-F).

Discover Archaeology at Shuter’s Hill Attend an open house, visit the site, and discuss recent findings and interpretations with city archaeologists and students from George Washington University. 10 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3 p.m. George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. 703-746-4399. Free.

Tiny Tots nature program For ages 18-35 months, discover the wonders of nature. Saturday, Wednesday and June 9 from 10-10:45 a.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. $5; registration required.

Alexandria Women’s History program A guided tour of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum and other sites in Old Town, along with “The Centennial of the Everyday” exhibit. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-566-0856. Free; registration required.

Kids play day
For ages 5-9, explore the woods, make mud pies and more. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. Free; register child only (program No. 642827-A).

“Ho’olaule’a” Hawaiian Cultural Festival
Features the cultures of Hawaii and Tahiti, performances, activities, a silent auction, raffles and more, by Halau O’Aulani. Noon-5 p.m. Gunston Theater One, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 301-919-7905. $10-$25; age 5 and younger free.

D-Day commemoration Features World War II reenactors and memorabilia, 1940s music and swing dancing, a remembrance ceremony, and more. 2:30-5 p.m. Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. 703-746-4554. Free.

New Beginnings support group dinner and movie A fixed-priced dinner and a movie of your choice at AMC Shirlington. 5 p.m. Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub, 4150 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 301-924-4101. $35 includes dinner, soda, tip and movie; reservations required.

SONOVA’s Season Finale Performs Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy,” “Children of Zeus” and Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto. 7-9:30 p.m. George Washington Masonic Memorial Theatre, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. 571-830-8764. $15-$25.

Let’s find bats night hike
For age 6 and older, learn about bats using a detector and an echolocation. 8-9 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. $5; registration required (program No. 642957-J).

“Red, White and Tuna” Two actors create the memorable population of Tuna, including a few hippies who have returned to their roots for a high school reunion. Opens Saturday at 8 p.m. Continues through June 24. The Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. 703-683-0496. $19-$22.

UrbanArias: “Independence Eve” Performance by a chamber opera company. Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. $37.

Penrose Square movie nights For a complete schedule, go to the website. 8:30-11:30 p.m. Through Sept. 2, Penrose Square, 2503 Columbia Pike, Arlington. 703-892-2776. Free.

Figure-drawing workshop Draw or paint a live model’s gesture. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-836-1468. $8-$10.

Green Home and Garden Tour A self-guided or guided cycling tour of a mixture of new green homes, green renovations and watershed-friendly gardens. 1-5 p.m. For locations and a tour booklet, go to the website. 703-228-6427. $5-$10; registration required.

“Parade of Favorites” concert Performance by Washington Balalaika Society features soprano Olga Orlovskaya, balalaika virtuoso Andrei Saveliev and conductor Svetlana Nikonova. 3 p.m. Wakefield High School Door 1, 1325 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington. 703-536-5785. $15-$25; age 12 and younger free.

Jewish Children’s Education Program Attend an open house in an opportunity for new parents to meet with Rabbi Gilah Langner and other parents and visit classes. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. 571-271-8387. Free.

“Symphony of the Soil” film Explores the relationships between soil, water, the atmosphere, plans, animals and mankind, followed by a discussion. 5-7 p.m. Arlington Central Library auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-6414. Donations suggested. Free; registration required.

Armed Forces Cycling Classic Pro-amateur races, Challenge Ride and kids races. Clarendon Cup on June 10 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Challenge Ride on June 11 from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, visit the website. 202-966-0346. $40-$65; kids race free.

Waterwise gardening Learn ways to grow a healthy green garden. 7-8:30 p.m. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. 703-228-6414. Free; registration required.

Birding trip to Calvert County Travel by van to Flag Ponds and Battle Creek Cypress Swamp for a hike and search of scarlet tanagers and hooded and Kentucky warblers. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars, a bag lunch, drinks and snacks. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Meet at Lubber Run Center parking lot, 300 N. Park Dr., Arlington. 703-228-3403. $45; registration required (program No. 642847-A).

“Flights of Fancy” exhibit
Works inspired by the bee and butterfly garden. Opens Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through July 8. Reception, 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 21. Lee Arts Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-228-0560. Free.

Arlington Historical Society program “The Day War Came to Arlington,” a gripping account of 9/11 from inside the president’s bunker, discussed by retired Lt. Col. Robert Darling followed by a gala reception. 6 p.m. Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Dr. 703-892-4204. $70.

“Washington Summer Sings” Singers perform “Brahms Requiem,” conducted by Thomas Colohan and accompanied by pianist Thomas Pandolfi. 7:30 p.m. Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. 703-527-8574. $10 donation suggested.


Move2Learn Summit Speakers discuss how small changes can support linking movement to increased focus and learning. 8-10 a.m. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 844-625-5437. Free; registration required. Donations suggested.

Northern Virginia Bird Club walk Join club members for informal walks through Long Branch and Glencarlyn Parks in search of migratory birds. Experienced and beginner birders are welcome. Bring binoculars and field guides. 8:30-11 a.m. Long Branch Nature Center parking lot, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. Free (program No. 642947-A).

Figure-drawing workshop Draw or paint a live model’s short and long poses from 2-5 p.m. and long pose from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-836-1468. $10-$12.

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. Free.


“The Fowl Mood” exhibit Extra-large paintings by Sage Chandler. Opens Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Reception from 6:30-8 p.m. Show continues through July 2. Torpedo Factory Art Center, the Art League gallery, 105 N. Union St., Studio 21, Alexandria. 703-683-1780. Free.

Rosslyn Rocks! concert Features Lloyd Dobler Effect. 6-8 p.m. Central Place Plaza, N. Lynn St., Arlington. 703-522-6628. Free.

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. 703-746-4570. Free.

The History of Theodore Roosevelt Island A lecture by Brad Krueger of the National Park Service. 7-8:30 p.m. Arlington Central Library auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-892-4204. Free.

Source Washington post

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