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Arlington Calendar -- March 7-13

Know of something missing from our community entertainment Calendar? Send it to The Arlington Connection, e-mail it to arlington@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is 2 p.m. the Thursday before publication. Call Steve Hibbard at 703-778-9412 with any questions. Photos are welcome.

Feb. 13 to April 14

"Think Like a Child." A juried art show sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance. The show was juried by Lisa Semrad. After hanging at the Arlington Cultural Affairs office the show will move to Cassatt’s Cafe and Gallery on April 15 where a reception will be held on April 22. The Arlington County Board offices will host the show from May 7th until June 25 and then the Arlington County Central Library from July 1st - July 31st.

Feb. 13 to April 13

Equalizers Exhibition. 5 to 7 p.m. reception. Enjoy the opening of the Founders Hall Art Gallery's newest exhibition, "Equalizers." The exhibition includes three print makers who explore natural equalizers inducing equality, equilibrium, and balance in society. At George Mason University Founders Hall Art Gallery, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Contact the Arts Management office at 703-993-8926.

Friday Mornings

Line Dancing Class. 10 to 11 a.m. Line dancing with Barbara Allen. Covers the basic steps, then combines them to music for a gentle, social, aerobic workout. More experienced line dancers are welcome as they can assist the newer dancers. At Aurora Hills Senior Center. Call 703-228-5722.

February to April
Artwork by Tweety Thuy Dong. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 300 Park Ave., first floor hallway, Falls Church. Artist's reception is Feb. 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. and April 11 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Now Through March 17

El Abrazo Lunar (The Moon's Embrace). A performance season featuring four plays from four countries — from Costa Rica, Spain, Argentina and Uruguay. With Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. and Saturday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets are $35/regular; $30/students and seniors. At Teatro de la Luna. At Gunston Arts Center, Theater Two, Arlington. Visit www.teatrodelaluna.org or reserved in advance for pickup at will call. Call 703-548-3092.

  • March 8 to 10 — Argentina's "No Puedo Vivir sin Mucama."

  • March 15 to 17 — Uruguay's "Solo Petru."

Wednesday/March 7

Lunafest. 7:30 p.m. A traveling film festival about women. Tickets are $20. At the Arlington Cinema 'n Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington.

Thursday/March 8

Faith, Food and Fellowship Series. 12 noon. Featuring Martin Ogle, chief naturalist at Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Hot meal for $5. At Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. Call 703-527-8574.

Your Wild Neighbors! 1 to 1:45 p.m. Martin Ogle, Chief Naturalist at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, will share a program about wild mammals, insects, birds and other creatures in Arlington. Part of Faith, Food and Fellowship; includes a worship service (12 p.m.), hot meal for $4 (12:30 p.m.) and the program (1-1:45 p.m.) At Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington.

March 9 to 18

"The Magical Lamp of Aladdin." Tickets are $12/adults; $10/students and seniors. Friday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 10 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m.; Saturday, March 17 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; and Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m. At Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Visit HYPERLINK http://www.encorestage.org www.encorestage.org.

Saturday/March 10

Open House. 7 p.m. YMCA Arlington Tennis & Squash Center. At 3400 North 13th St., Arlington. Call 703-522-1700.

"Iron Jawed Angels." 7 p.m. Free. Katja von Garnier's "Iron Jawed Angels" tells the story of a group of passionate young women, led by Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and her friend Lucy Burns (Frances O'Connor), who put their lives on the line to fight for American women's right to vote. At 2840 Graham Road, Falls Church; www.celebrationcenter.org

Kids' Clothing, Toy and Equipment Sale. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Great bargains on strollers, bikes, furniture, books, games, shoes, maternity, sports, safety equipment and other baby gear. At Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Parents of Multiples (www.nvpom.org). Contact HYPERLINK mailto:sale@nvpom.com sale@nvpom.com.

Casting Calls. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For the CW's "America's Next Top Model — Cycle 19." At the Fashion Center at Pentagon City, 1100 South Hayes St., in Arlington.
Titanic Tea and Fashion Show. 2 to 4 p.m. Join the Victorian Society at Falls Church as it commemorates the 100th anniversary of the sailing of the RMS Titanic with a tea and fashion show featuring Titanic era costumes. At the Falls Church Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 225 E. Broad Street, Falls Church. Cost is $35 per person and includes a full sit-down tea, entertainment and fashion show. Advance reservations are required. Go to www.victoriansocietyatfallschurch.com. Email vicsocfc@hotmail.com or call 703-534-8394.

Crystal City Diamond Derby. 2 p.m. to midnight. The Crystal City Diamond Derby will transform a Crystal City parking garage into an urban cycling arena complete with a glamorous lounge, spectator viewing areas, street art, and an edgy, glitzy, one-of-a-kind experience. Spectators will be surrounded by the live race as professional bicycle racers, bicycle messengers and amateur cyclists alike glide through the course, collecting diamond-shaped packages with the goal of winning awards and prize money. To be held at 18th and Crystal Drive, Arlington. Visit www.crystalcity.org. Call 703-412-9430.

Capital Classic Strongman Challenge. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both men and women will compete by carrying, lifting, pressing and pulling immense weight to see who will be this year's “Strongest.” At The Edge 2.0/CrossFit South Arlington, 607 South Ball St., Arlington. Call 703-380-1473. Visit www.trainingattheedge.com.

CrossFit's Grand Opening. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free workouts at the top of each hour; prizes and a raffle benefitting Homeless Hope. This dedicated CrossFit gym’s devotion to sports, health and fitness helps its members achieve their desired fitness results in a fun and motivating environment. Visit HYPERLINK http://www.BallstonCrossFit.com www.BallstonCrossFit.com

March 10-11, 2012

Argentine Tango Beginner's Track at the Hilton Arlington, 950 N. Stafford Street, Arlington. Classes from 10 a.m. to 12 noon both days. Experience Tango’s electric allure and add this sensual dance to your repertoire. All you need is interest and some leather-soled shoes that allow for pivoting on the dance floor! This is entry point instruction focusing on core tango basics; teachers Adam and Ciko will make learning enjoyable while providing essential skills to quickly get you on the dance floor. No partner is necessary, but it's a fun couples’ activity. Price: $60/both days; $30 Saturday only. Visit HYPERLINK http://www.tangoporqueno.com www.tangoporqueno.com.

Dance Marathon Superdance. A 12-hour dance marathon at Bishop O'Connell High School, 6600 Little Falls Road, Arlington. Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Visit www.superdance.org.

Sunday/March 11

IBIS Chamber Music Society. 4 p.m. An examination of women writing music continues with a program entitled "Wives, Sisters, Daughters". This program is full of household names: Schumann, Mendelssohn and Holst. But the works to be performed (on piano and strings) are by Clara (Robert's wife), Fanny (Felix's sister), and Imogen (Gustav's daughter.) At Rock Spring Congregational Church, 5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington. Call 703-755-0969; susan@ibischambermusic.org; www.ibischambermusic.org

D.C. Antique Photo and Postcard Show. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $10. Dozens of vintage images from the Civil War and hundreds of the Washington region will be among 1000s of historic photographs both for sale and on display. At the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 N. Ft. Myer Dr., Arlington. Visit www.AntiquePhotoShow.com.

Free Concert. 4 p.m. Presented by IBIS Chamber Music Society. At Rock Spring Congregational Church, 5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington. Contact susan@ibischambermusic.org; call 703-755-0960, HYPERLINK http://www.ibischambermusic.org www.ibischambermusic.org.

Spring into Beautiful, Bountiful Blooms. 2 p.m. Seminar by Arlington Rose Foundation expert David Maxwell. Held at Merrifield Garden Center at Fair Oaks. Free. Light refreshments. Door prize. 703-371-9351

Byrd and Other B's. 4 p.m. Choralis Chamber ensemble explores the rich heritage of choral music from the Middle Ages to present. Works include beloved gems by Byrd, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Britten, Bernstein and more. At Falls Church Presbyterian Church, 225 East Broad St., Falls Church. Visit HYPERLINK http://www.choralist.org www.choralis.org or 703-237-2499.

Rose Seminar. 2 p.m. Seminar by Arlington Rose Foundation expert, David Maxwell, " Spring into Beautiful, Bountiful Blooms". Maxwell is known for his research and practical rose advice. Learn ways to make a spring garden come to life. Held at Merrifield Garden Center at Fair Oaks. Free. Light refreshments. Door prize. 703-371-9351

Tuesday/March 13

"Kansas." 7:30 p.m. The First Draft series combines the reading of a play with a guided, post-show audience discussion. First Draft at Charter Theater, at Theater on the Run, Arlington. Visit www.firstdraft.org.

Gardening for Life: Getting Ready for Spring. 10 a.m. to noon. Virginia Cooperative Extension, with the support of Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, will present a free workshop on how to get ready for spring gardening activities, including being kind to your body while gardening, using tools and pesticides safely, and reducing garden maintenance chores. At Thomas Jefferson Senior Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. To register, call the Horticulture Help Desk at 703-228-6414 or send email to mgarlalex@gmail.com.

"Colony — The Endangered World of Bees" Film. Colony collapse disorder is the subject of this environmental documentary. At Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. This free event is sponsored by the Sierra club. Discussion will follow the film.

March 14 and 15

Auditions - A Little Night Music. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Cast will be between 14 singing actors and 4 non-singing actors. There are parts for both men (5) and women (9), ages 12-70. At Theater on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. Visit http://www.thearlingtonplayers.org/drupal-6.20/node/4661/show For insight into the director’s vision and approach, go to the director’s blog at Directorctd.wordpress.com

Thursday/March 15

Finding Greener Ways to Live and Garden. 11 a.m. Free. With Arlington Environmentalist Elenor Hodges speaking to the Rock Spring Garden Club. At Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Road, Arlington. RSVP by March 8 to 703-533-2942. http://rockspringgardenclub.com/

Mokey Doris. 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. At Iota Club in Arlington.

Arlington Egg Project. 7 p.m. The Arlington 4H youth program seeks local volunteers for a new embryo project. Families will receive fertilized eggs, hatch and nurture the chicks, and then return the youngsters to 4H for re-homing. Meeting at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 South Stafford St., Arlington. Visit www.ArlingtonEggProject.org

Two Films. 7 p.m. "Red-End and The Seemingly Symbiotic Society" and "Garden in the Sea." At Artisphere's Dome Theater. Part of the 2012 Environmental Film Festival. Visit http://dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org.

Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria Chapter Meeting. 7 to 9 p.m. Navigating Public School as a Holistic Parent. Panel with Katherine Sumner, ACPS parent and co-founder of Nourish Schools, Elaine Tholen, FCPS environmental educator and co-founder of NoVa Outside, and Miriam Gennari, APS parent and Sustainability Committee member and founder of StyrofoamMom. At Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington. Visit http://holisticmomsarlalex.blogspot.com. Contact: HolisticMomsArlAlex (at) gmail (dot) com

or call Jessica at 703-824-6167

March 15-24

Two Musicals. Presented by the Inclusive Theatre Companies of ArtStream, a D.C.-area non-profit that brings meaningful artistic experiences to people with disabilities, the plays are "Star Corps IV: The Search for Mind Zap" and "Oh My, An Invasion!" Performances are Thursday, March 15 at 8 p.m.; Friday, March 16 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 17 at 3 p.m.; Thursday, March 22 at 8 p.m.; Friday, March 23 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 24th at 3 p.m. Tickets: $10 and $5 for students and children, available at the door (cash, check, credit card) and online at www.art-stream.org; call 301-565-4567. At Gunston Theatre One, 2700 South Lang St., Arlington.

Friday/March 16
Harlem Wizards. 7 to 9 p.m. Play against the Arlington Elite. At Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 South 2nd St., Arlington. Call 703-228-7781 or visit www.harlemwizards.com.

Neuroscience and Neuroethics: Considering Nature, Nurture and Norms. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free but RSVP required. At the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, 901 North Stuart St., Suite 200, Arlington. Visit www.potomacinstitute.org. RSVP to Laurie Kinney at lkinney@potomacinstitute.org.

Saturday/March 17

ShamRock Cycle. 10 a.m. Before you hit the bar for St. Patrick’s Day, hit up Revolve’s Barre Ride with Grant! Start off the day in a healthy way, cycling to Irish themed music. After class, hang out and snack on some green treats from Revolve’s neighbor Red Mango! At Revolve, 1025 N. Fillmore Street, Arlington. Call 703-567-4516. Visit www.revolvefitness.com.

Monte Carlo Night. 7 p.m. An Evening of Elegance and Emeralds. Hosted by Leadership Arlington. Tickets are $195/person, includes dinner, dancing, open bar, gaming and silent auction. At Reagan National Airport, Historic Terminal A.

World Children's Choir. 7 p.m. A Celtic Celebration. Tickets are $20/adults; $10/seniors and students. At St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 4250 N. Glebe Road, Arlington. Call 703-883-0920; info@worldchildrenschoir.org; www.worldchildrenschoir.org.

Panel Discussion. 3 to 5 p.m. Join curator Jeffry Cudlin for a panel discussion on the topic, "She Got Game" with artists Holly Bass, Sarada Conaway and Gillian Schroeder. At the Arlington Arts Center in Arlington.

A Girl Scout 100th Birthday Celebration. 10 a.m. The Arlington Branch of the American Association of University Women will celebrate 100 years of girl scouting. At Goodwin House, 3440 South Jefferson Street, Falls Church. The speaker will be Julie Robben Lineberry, Chair of the Archives and History Committee of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital. A junior girl scout troop will perform some favorite songs and assist Mrs. Lineberry in a flag ceremony. The meeting is free and the public is invited.

Green Living Expo. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come learn how to green your home, apartment, community and lifestyle. Featuring green vendors, seminars, a raffle, children's activities and more. At Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington. More information: www.arlingtonenvironment.org/expo or 703-228-6427.

St. Patrick's Day Dinner. 7 to 9 p.m. Corned beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes and carrots, assorted mustards, dark rye and Irish soda bread, coffee and dessert, a variety of beverages. Singing waiters and waitresses, pot of gold raffle, and Irish music sing-along. All are welcome. Tickets are $15/adults; $7.50/children. At St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane at Military Road, Arlington. Call 703-522-1600. To reserve, call 703 241-7586 or email jwmassant@verizon.net

Country Western Dance. The Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association will hold its smoke-free, alcohol-free dance at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. This is a St. Patrick’s dance. There will be a DJ. Eileen Scott will teach “Stealing the Best” line dance and Karen Johnson will review the “Irish Stew” line dance beginning at 7:30 p.m. Linda Bloyer will teach Beginning East Coast Swing beginning at 8 p.m. Open dancing is from 8:30-11 p.m. and includes Two Step, Waltz, line, Swing, Cha Cha, and specialty dances. Couples and singles are welcome. Admission for NVCWDA members $10; non-members $12; children under 18 accompanied by a paying adult $5; PSDC members $10. Snacks and drinks will be available. Visit www.nvcwda.org, or call 703-860-4941.

Sunday/March 18
Pops Concert. 4 p.m. With the Arlington Youth Orchestra string musicians in grades 5 to 10. At Artisphere's Spectrum Theatre, 1611 North Kent St., Arlington. Visit PreludeVA.org or call 571-249-5884.

Christ in the Passover Seder. 6 to 8 p.m. Conducting the seder will be Karl deSouza, a missionary with Jews for Jesus, a San Francisco-based organization that proclaims Jesus as the Messiah of Israel and Savior of the world. At Clarendon United Methodist Church, Corry Social Hall, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington.

Monday/March 19
Rehearsals Begin. 7 to 9 p.m. NoVA Lights Chorale is in search of singers for its spring season and its “Summer Sojourn” concert on June 10. All are welcome and no auditions are required. Rehearsals are Mondays, 7-9 p.m., beginning at Arlington Presbyterian Church, 3507 Columbia Pike in Arlington. The June 10 concert will include folk, jazz, gospel, and swing era songs, such as “Route 66,” “Freedom Train,” “Come Fly with Me,” “Summertime,” and “Sing Your Way Home.” Visit the NoVA Lights website at www.novalightschorale.jigsy.com, or call Barbara Stefan, Music Director, at 703-347-3512.

Thursday/March 22
Microchipping your Pets Clinic. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $30 for the 24PetWatch MiniChip. At 2650 S. Arlington Mill Dr., Arlington.

March Madness Happy Hour Ride. 6:15 p.m. Wear your favorite team jersey and join Sima for an intense Real Ride to get pumped up for the Sweet 16! At Revolve, 1025 N. Fillmore Street, Arlington. Call 703-567-4516. Visit www.revolvefitness.com.

Mission in Macedonia. 1 to 1:45 p.m. Carol Partridge, a Methodist Missionary in Macedonia, will present a program about her life serving the people of this rich and historical part of the World. Part of Faith, Food and Fellowship; includes a worship service (12 p.m.), hot meal for $4 (12:30 p.m.) and the program (1-1:45 p.m.) At Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington.

March 24

Northern Virginia Housing Expo. Free. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Features workshops and exhibits designed to educate attendees about location options, being prepared for buying or renting and more. Hosted by Fairfax-based nonprofit AHOME in cooperation with the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA), the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church, the counties of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun, and the Town of Herndon. Held at Arlington's Washington-Lee High School, 1301 North Stafford St., Arlington. Visit HYPERLINK http://www.NoVaHousingExpo.org www.NoVaHousingExpo.org.

Saturday/March 31

Civil War Archaeology. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friends of Fairfax Archaeology’s (FOFA) Spring Symposium 2012. Keynote speaker is Dr. Stephen R. Potter, NPS Regional Archaeologist. "Antietam and the Archaeology of Tactics." At the James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church.

Monday, April 9

Tibetan Monk Cultural Arts Tour. 7:30 - 9 p.m. Chanting: Meditation and Prayers for Healing. A local Buddhist meditation group, the Guhyasamaja Center, hosts the tour. At the Unitarian Church, 4444 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington.

Saturday/April 14

Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. Join in the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s 24th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup where thousands of volunteers of all ages will pick up trash from different cleanup sites around the region. Find a cleanup site near you by visiting www.PotomacCleanup.org, or calling 202-973-8203.

Sunday/April 22

Spring Fling. 4 p.m. Cantus Choirs. The Choralis Cantus youth choirs invite you to join them for some spring fun and frivolity as they present their final concert of the season. Tickets are $10 and a reception follows. At Falls Church Presbyterian Church, 225 East Broad St., Falls Church. Visit HYPERLINK http://www.choralist.org www.choralis.org or 703-237-2499.

Tuesday April 24

Garden Club Tour. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $25. Featuring four private homes and gardens built in the early to mid 20th century, this tour takes visitors through the neighborhoods built as early suburbs of Washington, D.C. Sponsored by The Garden Club of Fairfax. Ticket price includes admission to the following 5 locations:

  • Benjamin home and garden, 3131. N. Abingdon St., Arlington;

  • Fore-Sauer home and garden, 4665 N. 34th St., Arlington;

  • DeGross home and garden,3510 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington;

  • McNair home and garden, 4527 Rock Spring Rd., Arlington;

  • The Gulf Branch Nature Center in Arlington – 3608 Military Rd. A guided tour at 11 a.m. focusing on wildflowers and a program at 2 p.m. about bees.

Advance ticket sales through April 10. Full advance ticket $20. Contact Mary Whipple at mwhip155@aol.com. Send self-addressed, stamped, legal size envelope with check(s), payable to The Garden Club of Fairfax, by April 10, 2012 to: Marty Whipple, 11508 Yates Ford Road, Fairfax, Station, VA 22039.

Refreshments: Complimentary punch and cookies will be served at Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington until 3 p.m.

Tickets also sold tour day at Memorial Baptist Church: 3455 N. Glebe Road, Arlington.

For more information about the tour, contact Johanna Rucker at johannarucker@verizon.net. Visit www.vagardenweek.org.

May 18 to June 24

Artomatic Returns to Crystal City. Free. Artomatic is known for transforming empty spaces into vibrant arts communities that celebrate creativity and create a unique and exciting event for visitors. Anyone can show art at Artomatic - there is no criteria to participate, and art is selected on a first-come, first serve basis. Artomatic will take over the Transwestern Presidential Tower, entrance at 2511 S. Clark St. in Crystal City. Special opening night celebration on May 18.

June 26 to 30, 2012

“The Lost Songs of Broadway: 1960’s” Part of Signature Theatre's Cabaret Series. Single tickets for $35. Call Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT (7328) or the Signature Box Office at 703-820-9771. At Signature's ARK Theatre. Visit www.signature-theatre.org.