Arlington Wednesday/Oct. 11
Meet the Author. 6:30 p.m. at Yorktown High School, 5200 Yorktown Blvd. Arlington author Burt Solomon lectures on his novel Where They Ain't, a history of baseball in the 1890s. Burt has recently published his first novel, The Murder of Willie Lincoln. Email BSCRSVP@gmail.com or call 703-241-0390.
Valley Fest. noon-5 p.m. at New District Brewing Company, 2709 S. Oakland St. New District Brewing Company located in Shirlington is set to host an inaugural street-style festival. Call 703-888-5820 for more.
Artists Reception. 5-7 p.m. at the Barry Gallery, Marymount University, 2807 North Glebe Road. Each of the artists in this exhibit — J.T. Kirkland, Chee-Keong Kung, Anne Smith, and Monica Stroik — deal with geometry and shifts in perspective differently. Exhibit runs until Dec. 1. Visit www.marymount.edu/barrygallery for more.
Free Tree Day. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Arlington County Nursery, 4240 S. Four Mile Run Drive. Choose from 500 native trees – free to Arlington residents if planted on private property. Visit recycling.arlingtonva.us for more.
West Columbia Pike Food Truck Party. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Columbia Pike and Four Mile Run. It’s the last West Columbia Pike Food Truck Party of the season, featuring food from Mazza Kitchen, PEPE by Jose Andres, Little Miss Whoopie, Urban Poutine and Pho-Bachi. Musical guests are Scott Thorn and Dale Holmes. Visit www.arlingtonva.us for more.
Jack-O- Lantern Campfire with Costumes. 6-7 p.m. at the Long Branch amphitheater, Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Stories, special animal guests, games, songs and S’mores. Wear your Halloween Costumes. Call 703-228-6535
LADAMA in Concert. 7-9 p.m. at the Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 South Walter Reed Drive. This music ensemble is comprised of four musicians from across the Americas - Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and the U.S.A. Call 703-228-5710 for more.
National Chamber Ensemble Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Gunston Middle School and Community Center – Theater 1, 2700 South Lang St. “Night In The Garden Of Spain,” celebrates music of Granados and Turína. Visit parks.arlingtonva.us/locations/gunston-community-center/ for more.
2017 Latino American Festival. 2-6 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School, 200 S Carlin Springs Road. Food, live music and art demonstrations, crafts and games. Visit parks.arlingtonva.us for more.
Sing Out for Second Chances. 4-6 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 3500 19th St S. This event is sponsored by Offenders Aid Restoration (OAR) to celebrate second chances for those who have been incarcerated. Call 703-979-7411 for more.
Housing Trivia Battle. 5 p.m. at Union on Queen Apartments, 1515 North Queen St. The trivia battle is hosted by County Board Chair Jay Fisette with contestants Sen. Barbara Favola, Del. Patrick Hope and former Board chairs Mary Hynes and Joe Wholey as part of Affordable Housing Month. Visit housing.arlingtonva.us for more.
Free Tree Day. 5-8 p.m. at Quincy Park Parking Lot, 1021 N Quincy. Choose from 500 native trees – free to Arlington residents if planted on private property. Visit recycling.arlingtonva.us for more.
Meet the Author. 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St. Lawrence Block, best known for his gritty hardboiled crime fiction. Call 703-228-5990 for more.
Oct. 18-Nov. 11
Peter Pan on Stage. Various times at Synetic Theater, Crystal City, 1800 S. Bell St. Take flight to Neverland with Peter Pan, his Lost Boys and the Darling children. Ages 7+. $35 and up. Student tickets start at $15. Senior citizens and military receive $5 off. Call 866-811-4111 or www.synetictheater.org for more.
Steve-O at the Drafthouse. Various times at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. Comedy from Jackass and Wildboyz. Visit ArlingtonDrafthouse.com for more.
Apple Picking. 9-11 a.m. at Marker Miller Orchard 3035 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester. Sponsored by St Mary’s Arlington. Celebrate the harvest season by collecting apples to feed the hungry. Visit StMarysArlington.org for more.
Fall Heritage Festival. 1-5 p.m. at the Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Step back into history and try your hand at some old-time games and crafts, make a corn husk doll, try on a coon-skin cap, or work the cider press. $5. Call 703-228-3403 for more.
Yoga for Good. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Sun & Moon Yoga, 3811 Lee Highway. Donations-only yoga class to benefit the Catherine Elizabeth Blair Foundation. Visit www.sunandmoonstudio.com for more.
Arlington Chorale Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Westover Baptist Church, 1125 Patrick Henry Drive. Theme: “Potpourri.” Free. Visit arlingtonchorale.org for more.
Meet the Speaker. 3-4:30 p.m. at Studio 21 at the Arlington County Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. A lecture by John Edward Niles, "Music and Politics: Wagner and Hitler" and will include information about the Wagner family and the Bayreuth Festival. Call 703-228-2144 for more.
MONA Annual Preschool Fair. 7-9 p.m. at Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St., Falls Church. Sponsored by Mothers of North Arlington. $5. Visit mms.monamoms.org for more.
Volunteers of America Chesapeake. 8-9 p.m. at Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive. Volunteers of America Chesapeake's 8th Annual Harvest for Hope. Free. Call 410-837-7222 for more.
Gin and Jazz Gala for Uganda. 6-10 p.m. at New District Brewing Company, 2709 S. Oakland St. Live and silent auction items during cocktail hour, followed by dinner and dessert, and games to support the efforts building schools, clinics and changing the face of rural Uganda. Visit http://aahuganda.org/gala/ for more.
Rosslyn Harvest Fest. 4-10 p.m. at Central Place Plaza, 1800 N. Lynn St. Vendors, crafts, gifts, food, music, a pie eating contest, cornhole, pumpkin toss and a kids' and pets' costume contest. Visit www.rosslynva.org/do/rosslyn-harvest-fest
Nocturnal Nature Campfire. 6-7 p.m. at the Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Sit around the fire ring for stories, special animal guests, games, songs and S’mores. $5. Call 703-228-3403 for more.
“Bits and Pieces.” 7:30 p.m. at the Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. The performance incorporates spoken word, movement, music and kinetic imaging and animation by Hong Huo. $10-$30. Visit janefranklin.com or call 703-933-1111 for more.
11th Annual Vampires Ball. 8 p.m. at Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St. Dance the night away with music courtesy of Resident Composer and Halloween DJ, Konstantine Lortkipanidze. The event will include an open bar, light appetizers, and a costume contest with prizes. $60-$75. Visit synetictheater.org/ for more.
Champion Trees Bike Ride. 9 a.m.-noon, meet at Shirlington Branch Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Ride over mostly level, paved pathways, while stopping at points of natural and environmental interest along the way. For ages 12+. Register with Vincent Verqeij at 703-228-1863. Call 703-228-6545 for more.
Family Fun Dance Day. 9:30, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive. Jane Franklin Dance team with music by Mark Sylvester, Tobias Tenenbaum, and Jon Kamman. $15,Visit janefranklin.com or call 703-933-1111.
Rosslyn Harvest Fest. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Central Place Plaza, 1800 N. Lynn St. Vendors, crafts, gifts, food, music, a pie eating contest, cornhole, pumpkin toss and a kids' and pets' costume contest. Visit www.rosslynva.org/do/rosslyn-harvest-fest
Day of the Dead. 6-7 p.m. at the Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Celebrate the Day of the Dead with Calaveras, the decorative sugar skull masks and costumes, holiday snacks, and see some night animals up close. Afterward, there is a night hike through the candlelit forest.$5. Call 703-228-6535 for more.
Arlington Free Clinic Annual Benefit Gala. 6 p.m.-midnight at Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner Tysons Galleria, 1700 Tysons Blvd. McLean. Cocktail reception and silent auction, including getaways, art and photography, sports items, and much more. $300. Visit www.gala.arlingtonfreeclinic.org.
Evolution: Past Present Future Dance Show. 6 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road. Metropolitan School of the Arts youth dancers in ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop. $15. Visit metropolitanarts.org for more.