Entertainment Calendar: Arlington
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Entertainment Calendar: Arlington

JK Community Farm’s Plantathon.

JK Community Farm’s Plantathon.

Submit entertainment announcements at www.connectionnewspapers.com/Calendar/. The deadline is noon on Friday. Photos/artwork encouraged.

Ongoing

Arlington Art Truck. Through May 11, various locations. Packed with digital and traditional creative tools, the “Truck” is a curated mobile toolbox for five artists-in-residence throughout the season. For the start of the second Arlington Art Truck season, artist Rachel Schmidt transforms the inside of the Arlington Art Truck using discarded plastics from her everyday life wrapped in paper printed with original photography of Arlington's fauna by Drew Model and Discovery School students. Visit arts.arlingtonva.us/arlington-art-truck/ for times and locations.

Art Exhibit: The Binding Ties. Through June 2, gallery hours in the Wyatt Resident Artists Gallery at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. In The Binding Ties, Roxana Alger Geffen presents sculptures created in part with objects and materials drawn from her family, ordinary things found in her own attic or her grandmother’s junk drawer. Visit arlingtonartscenter.org for more.

Art Exhibit: Onwards and Upwards. Through June 2, gallery hours at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Organized by instructor Faylinda Kodis, Onwards and Upwards presents work by H-B Woodlawn seniors who have made a commitment to the visual arts, concentrating on creating a portfolio throughout their time as high school students. As they prepare for graduation and their school moves from its longtime location on Vacation Lane to a new building in Rosslyn, these five students reflect on the experience of moving on and consider the history, ideology, and accomplishments that shape both the school and their time as students. Visit arlingtonartscenter.org for more.

Spring SOLOS. Through June 7, gallery hours in the Main Galleries at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Artists Brian Barr, Emily Campbell, Noel Kassewitz, Greg Stewart, Greta Bergstresser, Jack Warner, and Ying Zhu will install solo-style exhibitions in AAC’s seven main gallery spaces. The artists tackle timely environmental issues, draw on their own experiences of childhood, and create installations that shift viewers’ perceptions of time, space, and history in work that encompasses sculpture, photography, installation, drawing, and painting. Visit arlingtonartscenter.org for more.

Thursday/April 25

Rosslyn Reads! Book Festival. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. at Central Place Plaza, 1800 N. Lynn St. In addition to celebrating community (entertainment, food and drink for all ages) and giving (all proceeds benefit Turning the Page), the festival will honor: women’s fight to obtain the right to vote with an author talk and book signing with Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman’s Hour; Bring Your Child to Work Day with Tunes & Tales (a musical story hour), craft activities and the Magic of Zain. Visit www.rosslynva.org/do/rosslyn-reads-book-festival for more.

Friday/April 26

City Nature Challenge. Cities around the world will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species and engage the most people in the 2019 City Nature Challenge. There are lots of options to get involved in Arlington. Go to arlingtonva.us, search city nature challenge to learn more.

Barcroft Mini BioBlitz. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet at Barcroft Sports & Fitness Center. Join Arlington County staff for a fun global citizen science challenge. This year, more than 100 cities are documenting species observations by posting pictures of plants and animals to the City Nature Challenge using the free iNaturalist app. Sightings made over the four-day challenge will count for the DC Metro team. Free. Registration not required. Learn more at citynaturechallengedc.org.

Digital Preservation. 2-3 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 North McKinley Road. Learn how to store, preserve, and organize a photo collection. Join the Center for Local History as they give advice on how to best care for and preserve both physical and digital photo collections. Free. Visit arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/5107879 or call 703-228-6327.

2019 Crystal City 5K Fridays. 6:30 p.m. Run a low key race after work on Friday and meet up for happy hour after the run. Runners will receive post-race drink tickets that can be used at select Crystal City watering holes. Individual races $20-$25; series $60-$75. Visit www.runpacers.com/race/crystal-city-5k-fridays/.

Slithering Snakes Campfire. 7-8 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families. Register adults and children; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. The whole family is invited to meet at the Long Branch amphitheater for lots of old-fashioned fun. Activities may include stories, special animal guests, games, songs and of course, S’mores! For information, call 703-228-6535. $5. Register online at registration.arlingtonva.us, #632959-E.

Plant Order Deadline. St. Mary’s is raising travel scholarship funds to send their choristers to England’s Lincoln Cathedral this July. Buy flowers and plants to support the choir’s pilgrimage. Order online at stmarysarlington.org/pilgrim-mayflower by April 26. Pick up (and pay by cash or check) by May 11 or 12 at St. Mary’s (2609 North Glebe Road). Email Chorister Anne Veigle at AVeigle@gmail.com for more.

Friday-Sunday/April 26-28

“Curtains.” Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. The Arlington Players presents “Curtains.” The Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new cowboy musical, Robbin’ Hood. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage, the entire cast and crew are suspects. Enter Lt. Frank Cioffi, a local detective who just happens to be a musical theatre fan. The May 4 performance will be ASL interpreted. $15-$25. Visit www.thearlingtonplayers.org.

Planetarium Shows. At the David M. Brown Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St. Space telescopes are the focus of the April 26-28 weekend at the planetarium. Join for spectacular full-dome shows, an insightful lecture on NASA's TESS mission, and the fan favorite, Magic Tree House: Space Mission. Tickets for all events are available at friendsoftheplanetarium.org.

SATURDAY/APRIL 27

Independent Bookstore Day. At One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. Independent Bookstore Day marks its fifth year of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide, with literary parties around the country. One More Page Books will be celebrating with the return of their Bookseller Bake-off at 3 p.m. Then from 4-6 p.m., Sip & Swoon, a Romance-inspired happy hour. Throughout the day, customers are invited to participate in an in-store scavenger hunt, selfie station, and hourly giveaways. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

EcoAction Arlington Earth Day Cleanup. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Bon Air Park Shelter, 850 N. Lexington St., Arlington. Join the community in celebration of Earth Day as we bike, walk, and plog (picking up trash while jogging) to remove litter from our parks, trails and streams. This event is free. For registration or more information, visit www.ecoactionarlington.org.

City Nature Challenge 2019. 10-11:30 a.m. Adults, families ages 8 and up. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. The City Nature Challenge 2019 includes over 75 cities on six continents, in a contest to see who can document the most nature with the most citizen scientists. Learn the basics of using iNaturalist, the app for this challenge. Then go out into Gulf Branch Natural Area in search of nature observations to contribute. This is the second day of a four-day challenge. Call 703-228-3403. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center. Free. Register online at registration.arlingtonva.us, #632859-H.

Bike Rodeo. 10 a.m.-noon at The Woman’s Club of Arlington Parking Lot,

700 South Buchanan St. Bring children and their bikes to participate in: safety helmet check; bike maintenance check; and games to teach basic biking skills. Two riding courses of varying levels; and balancing bikes available for preschooler use. Donate unwanted bikes to Phoenix Bikes that day. Free. Call 703-553-5800 or email womansclubarlington@gmail.com for more.

Handmade Arlington 2019. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Swanson Middle School, 5800 N. Washington Blvd. Handmade Arlington 2019 will feature more than 60 high-quality, professional arts and crafts makers and local food trucks: The Big Cheese, Rocklands Barbeque, and Captain Cookie and the Milkman. Free admission. Visit www.handmadearlington.com for more.

Arlington Home Show and Garden Expo 2019. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Spring Road. Come get tips on how to make a home more beautiful, valuable, and energy efficient. Featuring home remodelers, architects, energy auditors, realtors, master gardeners, banks, nonprofit organizations and Arlington County housing, zoning and inspection representatives. Visit www.arlingtonhomeshow.org or call 202-599-0665.

Complete Dogness. 4 p.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive. A family friendly performance about a dog with bad habits who learns new tricks. Featuring Andie deVaulx, Kelsey Rohr, Brynna Shank, and Rebecca Weiss of Jane Franklin Dance. Tickets $15 adults; $10 children under age 10; $45 family of four. Visit www.janefranklin.com or call 703-933-1111.

ACF Annual Gala. 6-11 p.m. At The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, 1250 S. Hayes St., Arlington. Join the Arlington Community Foundation's "Building Bridges for Arlington's Future" Annual Spring Gala. Celebrate the community connections that make Arlington a special place. Enjoy a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment, showcasing Nova Payton. $300. Visit www.arlcf.org for more.

Jane Franklin Dance Presents EyeSoar. 7:30 p.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. EyeSoar highlights the landscapes near 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, a somewhat non-gentrified neighborhood that spans across Nelson Street, the footbridge and Jennie Dean Park and curves around to South Oakland Street. Featuring Carly Miks, Kelsey Rohr, Amy Scaringe, Brynna Shank, Rebecca Weiss with Ken Hays and Richard Nyman. $22-$35. Visit www.janefranklin.com/eyesoar or call 703-933-1111.

Saturday-Sunday/April 27-28

Go Camping. Saturday, 4:30 p.m.-Sunday, 9:30 a.m. at Bluemont Park. Families ages 5 and up. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Introduction to camping outdoors overnight. Bring a tent to set up (tent-elves can assist) then enjoy some free time for relaxing or exploring the park. Bring a picnic dinner and nature center staff will lead songs, stories and S'mores around the campfire. Breakfast will be provided before breaking camp. Registration fee includes food. Some family-sized loaner tents available for an additional $25, paid in cash on site. Call 703-228-3403. $15. Register online at registration.arlingtonva.us, #632859-I.

Sunday/April 28

Adaptive Family Hike. 10:30 a.m.-noon, meet at Barcroft Park, 4200 S. Four Mile Run Drive. Families. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. All are welcome to join us on a leisurely paced hike through a park. The forested trails will be accessible, smooth and shaded for a fun hike to explore and examine whatever participants discover. Take a break half way. Call 703-228-6535.Free. Register online at registration.arlingtonva.us, #632959-L.

Visit Long Branch’s Animal Hospital. 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Ages 6-9. Visit the center’s rescued animals and see how they are medically treated, including recovering reptiles and amphibians. Call 703-228-6535. $5. Register online at registration.arlingtonva.us, #632929-H.

Tuesday/April 30

“Oh No! My Habitat!” 6 p.m. at Carlin Springs Elementary School, 5995 S. 5th Road. Educational Theatre Company (ETC), in conjunction with long-standing partner Carlin Springs Elementary School, is proud to present an original play created by and starring 3rd-5th grade students. Oh No! My Habitat!, part of ETC’s Main Stage Residency Program, uses a STEAM approach to reinforce science Standards of Learning (SOLs). Free admission, donations are welcome. Visit educationaltheatrecompany.org for more.

An Evening With Civil Rights Activist Joan Mulholland. 7 p.m. at Reinsch Library Auditorium, Marymount University, 2807 N. Glebe Road. The Black Heritage Museum of Arlington and the Marymount Department of History & Politics present: An Evening With Civil Rights Activist Joan Mulholland. Mulholland is an American civil rights activist and a Freedom Rider from Arlington. She is known for taking part in sit-ins, being the first white to integrate Tougaloo College in Jackson Mississippi, joining the Delta Sigma Theta, joining Freedom Rides, and being held on death row in Parchman Penitentiary. Free and open to the public. Visit arlingtonblackheritage.org for more.

April 30-June 26

Spunk. in Signature’s ARK Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. An unearthly Guitar Man and Blues Speak Woman tantalizingly interweave three tales of the early 20th century African American experience, from the fierce determination of a resilient washerwoman, to the zoot suit struts of 1940s Harlem, to the bittersweet innocence of young married love. Specialty nights: discussion nights – May 29 and June 4; pride nights – May 31 and June 7; and open captioning – June 2. Call 703-820-9771 or visit www.SigTheatre.org.

Friday-Sunday/May 3-5

2019 Spring Concert. Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School, 202 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. BalletNova will be performing a fun and humorous ballet 'La Fille Mal Gardée' and 'Steps in the Street' – a masterpiece by Martha Graham. Guest performers include Reston’s Gin Dance presenting their contemporary ballet 'L.E.O.' Guest choreographer Matthew Powell will create the new production of La Fille Mal Gardée. $12-35 ($3 more at the door). Visit www.balletnova.org for tickets.

“Curtains.” Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. The Arlington Players presents “Curtains.” The Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new cowboy musical, Robbin’ Hood. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage, the entire cast and crew are suspects. Enter Lt. Frank Cioffi, a local detective who just happens to be a musical theatre fan. The May 4 performance will be ASL interpreted. $15-$25. Visit www.thearlingtonplayers.org.

Saturday/May 4

Running Against Racism. 9 a.m.-noon at Bluemont Park, 601 N. Manchester St. 5K Run-Walk "Running Against Racism" honors Arlington heroes who stood up against racism. Packet pick-up at 8:30 a.m.; race start 9. Registration: $25 18 and under; $25 for adults before April 15, after, $35; day-of-race $40 (cash only). Visit www.ChallengingRacism.org/5K.

Organic Vegetable Garden Open House. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Organic Vegetable Garden, Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Road. Learn organic vegetable gardening techniques. Get tips on composting, early planting, selecting best varieties, and more. Free. Questions? Contact Extension Master Gardeners at 703-228-6414 or mgarlalex@gmail.com.

Native Plant Sale. 1-4 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Improve a yard for local birds and butterflies by growing native plants accustomed to local climate and wildlife, for sun to shade and even deer resistant plants. There will also be a wider selection to choose from on the day: Dutchman’s breeches, Virginia Bluebells, Wild Geraniums, White wood Aster, and more. Pre-order favorites by Wednesday, April 24, 4 p.m. Cash, check or credit cards accepted. Rain date May 5. Call 703-228-6535 for more.

Complete Dogness. 4 p.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive. A family friendly performance about a dog with bad habits who learns new tricks. Featuring Andie deVaulx, Kelsey Rohr, Brynna Shank, and Rebecca Weiss of Jane Franklin Dance. Tickets $15 adults; $10 children under age 10; $45 family of four. Visit www.janefranklin.com or call 703-933-1111.

May the 4th. 7-11:30 p.m. at Reagan National Airport. An outer space themed dance party in celebration of Star Wars Day in the Terminal A Historic Lobby of Reagan National Airport. $45. Visit www.Maythe4thDC.com or call 202-536-4495.

Jane Franklin Dance Presents EyeSoar. 7:30 p.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. EyeSoar highlights the landscapes near 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, a somewhat non-gentrified neighborhood that spans across Nelson Street, the footbridge and Jennie Dean Park and curves around to South Oakland Street. Featuring Carly Miks, Kelsey Rohr, Amy Scaringe, Brynna Shank, Rebecca Weiss with Ken Hays and Richard Nyman. $22-$35. Visit www.janefranklin.com/eyesoar or call 703-933-1111.

The Contemporaries. 7:30 p.m. at Gunston Arts Center (Theater One), Gunston, 2700 South Lang St. The National Chamber Ensemble's "Musical Adventures Through The Time Machine" season comes to a conclusion with "The Contemporaries." The season finale features genres from classical to contemporary to pop/rock, including the world premiere of Alexander Goldstein's Introspective Piano Trio for violin, cello, piano and computer. The composer will be NCE's special guest for this premiere event. A reception follows the performance. Visit www.nationalchamberensemble.org.

Sunday/May 5

Community Garden Spring Celebration and Plant Sale. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, 300 South Kensington St. The sale will include native and locally propagated plants, compost tea, local honey, hand-made pots, hand-made reusable bags, t-shirts, and nature related items (please note that some items may be cash or check only). Extension Master Gardeners will be available to help with plant selection and gardening questions. All proceeds support care and maintenance of the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden. Free. Questions? Contact Alyssa Ford Morel at 703-907-9318, Elaine Mills at 703-244-7309 or email glencarlynlibrarygarden@gmail.com.

Wednesday/May 8

Commonwealth Attorney Debate. 7 p.m. at Phelan Hall - Marymount University, 2807 N. Glebe Road. The Arlington Committee of 100 will host a debate for the office of Commonwealth Attorney for Arlington and the City of Falls Church. Come hear and ask questions to incumbent Theo Stamos and challenger Parisa Dehghani-Tafti. This debate will be moderated by Nancy Tate, former Executive Director of the League of Women Voters. All are welcome. To purchase dinner, reservations must be made no later than Sunday, May 5, 2019. Visit www.arlingtoncommitteeof100.org/get-involved/make-a-reservation.

Friday-Saturday/May 10-11

“Curtains.” Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. The Arlington Players presents “Curtains.” The Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new cowboy musical, Robbin’ Hood. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage, the entire cast and crew are suspects. Enter Lt. Frank Cioffi, a local detective who just happens to be a musical theatre fan. The May 4 performance will be ASL interpreted. $15-$25. Visit www.thearlingtonplayers.org.

Saturday/May 11

International Migratory Bird Day Festival. 9-11 a.m. at Lacey Woods Park, 1200 N. George Mason Drive. Tiny hummingbirds and fierce osprey are all migrating back from South America. Come learn about these and other fabulous fliers. There will be hands-on activities, games, crafts, bird walks, bird-friendly coffee and more. Free pairs of pocket binoculars for the first 25 families. Meet at Lacey Woods Park Picnic Shelter. Free. No registration required. Visit parks.arlingtonva.us/events/international-migratory-bird-day-festival/ or call 703-228-3403.

Arlington Mill Farmer’s Market. Saturdays, through Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. The market features produce, meats, and dairy products from our region’s top local vendors. Support local farmers and entrepreneurs. Visit columbia-pike.org/fm-arlington-mill.

Ask a Gardener. 10-11 a.m. at the Organic Vegetable Garden, Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Road. Have questions regarding growing vegetables in Northern Virginia? Come to the Organic Vegetable Garden in Potomac Overlook Regional Park to talk all things vegetable with an Extension Master Gardener. Free. Call 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com.

Rosslyn Blooms! Flower Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Rosslyn Central Plaza, 1800 N. Lynn St. The market will feature flowers from local growers in Virginia and Maryland, live music, a pop-up café on the plaza and a table of live plants dubbed “impossible to kill.” Throughout the day, The Lemon Collective, a workshop space focused on creativity, curiosity, teaching and learning, will be hosting a series of hands-on, DIY activities. Fees to participate in the workshops range from $20-$30 and pre-registration is required. Visit RosslynVA.org/blooms for more.

Argentine Festival 2019. 4 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School Auditorium, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road. The 32nd Annual Argentine Festival is a colorful, fun, and food-filled celebration of Argentine culture. Along with musical performances, the festival will include vendors and craftsmen from traditional crafts, from jewelers to weavers. $20. Visit www.Festivalargentino.org or call 703-212-5850.

Jane Franklin Dance Presents EyeSoar. 6:30 p.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. EyeSoar highlights the landscapes near 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, a somewhat non-gentrified neighborhood that spans across Nelson Street, the footbridge and Jennie Dean Park and curves around to South Oakland Street. Featuring Carly Miks, Kelsey Rohr, Amy Scaringe, Brynna Shank, Rebecca Weiss with Ken Hays and Richard Nyman. $22-$35. Visit www.janefranklin.com/eyesoar or call 703-933-1111.

Monday/May 13

Mosquitos and Ticks: Identification and Control. 7-8:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Extension Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists will teach participants to identify the mosquitoes and ticks that are common in this area, as well as learning about their life cycle, how they reproduce, and where they go in the winter. Free. Advance registration requested at mgnv.org. Call 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com.

Wednesday/May 15

Spring Concert. 7:30 p.m. in the Wakefield High School Black Box Theatre, 1325 S. Dinwiddie St. “Sing On!” is the theme of the Arlington Community Chorus Spring Concert. The chorus will perform a variety of classical, contemporary and world music including compositions by Joseph Haydn and Antonín Dvořák, African American spirituals, South African songs and more. Free and open to the public. Visit www.apsva.us/arlington-community-learning or call 703-228-7200.

May 15-June 16

Richard III. At Synetic Theater, 1800 South Bell St. Paata Tsikurishvili's modern cyber-punk adaptation explores King Richard III's Machiavellian rise to power is a movement-driven and action-packed display of stunning physicality and powerful visuals. Starring Alex Mills as Richard III and Irina Tsikurishvili as Queen Elizabeth. Tickets start at $35 at www.synetictheater.org or 866-811-4111.

Friday/May 17

Bike to Work Day 2019. Pit stop times vary, all over the region. Join more than 20,000 area commuters for a free celebration of bicycling as a fun, healthy and environmentally-friendly way to get to work. There are 115 Bike to Work Day pit stops to choose from.The first 20,000 to register and attend will receive a free Bike to Work Day T-shirt, enjoy refreshments and chances to win prizes. Visit www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.

Saturday/May 18

JK Community Farm’s Plantathon. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at JK Community Farm, 35516 Paxson Road, Purcellville. To help kick off the growing season, the JK Community Farm is seeking teams of volunteers to participate in its first annual Plantathon. Volunteers will sow 9,000 vegetables on seven acres of land to help support the work of the farm, a nonprofit started by JK Moving Services to alleviate hunger in the community. The farm donates the food to nonprofit partners, including Food for Others and Arlington Food Assistance Center. $25 individual/ $200 team of 10. Call 703-881-6548 or visit jkcommunityfarm.org/event/plantathon/.

ACF Home Tour. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Arlington Ridge. Join the 3rd Annual Arlington Community Foundation Home Tour presented by Washington Fine Properties. Tour elegant homes in the beautiful Arlington Ridge neighborhood and support the local Community Foundation. Tickets online at $35, $40 at the door. Call 703-243-4785 or visit arlcf.org/hometour.

Quarterfest Crawl. Noon-6 p.m. Attendees are invited to travel the neighborhood while sampling food at a variety of venues. The crawl requires a wristband to participate. Purchasing a Quarterfest Crawl wristband will include the ability to sample free food at different locations in Ballston, plus a chance to win a prize for turning in a completed Crawl map. Two free drink tickets to use at the Quarterfest Street Pub on Wilson Blvd. Visit www.quarterfestballston.org/quarterfest-crawl for more.

Saturday-Sunday/May 18-19

Quarterfest. Noon-6 p.m. The first annual Quarterfest presented by Dittmar is a family-friendly, two-day festival with a free concert, restaurant crawl and street pub. Gather friends and family over a weekend in Ballston to sip and savor a great time. Proceeds from Quarterfest will benefit BallstonGives.Purchase tickets at www.quarterfestballston.org/tickets . Sign up to volunteer, and browse the new Quarterfest website, www.quarterfestballston.org, to learn more about the band line up and more.

Tuesday/May 21

Container Gardening for Food, Fun and Beauty. 7-8:30 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road. Learn to grow edible and ornamental plants in containers on a porch, deck, balcony or patio. This workshop will cover soil, containers, maintenance and selection of suitable plants. This class is offered by Extension Master Gardeners. Free. Advance registration requested at mgnv.org. Questions? Call 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com.

Master Gardener Training Information Night. 7-8:30 p.m. at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 South Stafford St. Learn about becoming an Extension Master Gardener and what the requirements of the volunteer training program include. Meet the Extension Agent and Program Coordinator, as well as many of dedicated volunteers. Free. Call 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com.

Sunday/June 2

Open House for Sunny and Shade Demonstration Gardens. 1-3 p.m. at Bon Air Park, 850 N. Lexington St. Both the Quarry Shade Garden and the Sunny Garden will be open. Find plant selections, combinations, and ideas for any yard conditions. Extension Master Gardeners will be on hand to provide growing tips. Free. Call 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com.

More Ongoing

Arlington Historical Museum. Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Arlington Historical Museum, owned and operated by the Arlington Historical Society, is located at 1805 S. Arlington Ridge Road. The two-story brick structure was built in 1891 as the Hume School, named for Frank Hume who gave some of the property for the school. It is the oldest school building in Arlington County. Now a museum, it houses permanent and temporary local history exhibits ranging from pre-1607 to Sept. 11, 2001. Visit arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org.

Civil War Artifact Display. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park Visitor Center, 2411 24th St. N. The New Fort C.F. Smith Park Visitor Center features displays about Union soldiers and the Defenses of Washington between 1861 and 1865. Artifacts from archaeological studies from Forts Ethan Allen and C.F. Smith are on display. Kids can try on replica Civil War uniforms and learn about camp life. Visit parks.arlingtonva.us/locations/fort-cf-smith-park/.

Arlington Farmer’s Market. Every Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon at the corner of N. 14th Street and N. Courthouse Road. A weekly celebration of local food including fresh produce, meats, dairy, cheese, baked goods, free range eggs, specialty items, cut flowers, plants and herbs. Email csingiser@cfwdc.org or call 917-733-6402.

FRESHFARM Market. 3-7 p.m. on Tuesdays at 1900 Crystal Drive. Shop from local farmers and producers with seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh-cut flowers, container plants and herbs, farm-raised eggs, all-natural meats, artisan baked goods, and specialty foods. Visit www.crystalcity.org for more.

Mobile Bike Repair. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursdays at 1900 Crystal Drive. Drop off your bike on Thursday morning and have it tuned up and ready to ride before heading home. Email DC@velofix.com, or phone 855-VELO-FIX for more.

Food Truck Thursdays. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1900 Crystal Drive and 201 12th St. Actual truck schedules are subject to change so be sure to follow your favorites. Visit www.crystalcity.org for more.

Healthy Lifestyle Runs. Saturdays, 9 a.m. at Roosevelt Island, George Washington Memorial Parkway. American Cancer Society partners with parkrun USA to promote fitness in the fight against cancer. Free. Visit www.parkrun.us/rooseveltislanddc/ for more.

Friday Night Live. 8 p.m. Fridays at the Church at Clarendon, 1210 N. Highland St., Suite A. Local musicians perform. Free. Visit 1bc.org for more.

Arlington’s Historical Museum Open on First Wednesdays. The Arlington Historical Museum is open to the public on the first Wednesday of every month from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The museum consists of exhibits chronicling Arlington County’s history from Native American settlements up to the present day. The museum will continue to be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is located in the former 1891 Hume School building at 1805 S. Arlington Ridge Road. Contact Garrett Peck at 571-243-1113 or at garrett.peck@ arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org.

Open Mic Comedy. Wednesdays 8-10 p.m. at Ri Ra Irish Pub, 2915 Wilson Blvd. Doors open at 7 p.m. Age 21 and up only. Free show, $25 cash prize for best joke. Call 703-248-9888 or Visit www.RiRa.com/Arlington for more.

Invasive Plants Removal. Work parties are held every month to keep the parks free of destructive invasive plants. Teens, adults and families welcome. Every second Sunday of the month 2-4:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road; call 703-228-3403. Every third Sunday of the month 2-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road; call 703-228-6535 or visit registration.arlingtonva.us. Free, no registration required.

Karaoke. 8 p.m. on the first Sunday every month at Galaxy Hut, 2711 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.galaxyhut.com or call 703-525-8646.

Pub Quiz. 8 p.m. every Sunday at Whitlow’s on Wilson, 2854 Wilson Blvd. Prizes for first place. Free. Visit www.whitlows.com or call 703-276-9693.

Storytime. Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m. at Kinder Haus Toys, 1220 N. Fillmore St. Storytime with Ms. Laura. Call 703-527-5929.

Lego Club. Monthly on the first Wednesday. 4-5 p.m. Glencarlyn Branch Library, 300 S. Kensington St. The library provides tubs of legos and a special challenge and after the program the creations are displayed for everyone to see. No registration required. Call 703-228-6548 for more.

Crystal City Sparket. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesdays at 1900 Crystal Drive. Sparket — A Creative Market is an extension of DC’s Eastern Market with arts, crafts, and handmade goods. Free to attend. Visit www.crystalcity.org.

Art for Life. Third Thursday of each month. The Hyatt Regency Crystal City’s “Art for Life” Partnership with National Kidney Foundation brings a new artist each month to The Hyatt for a reception. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.

Brunch at Freddie’s. Third Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar, 555 23rd St. The Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance gathers for an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet ($9.99). All are welcome. No reservation is required. Visit www.facebook.com/events/700174390103305.