Entertainment Calendar: Arlington
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Entertainment Calendar: Arlington

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Ongoing

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. Through July 12 at Signature Theater, 4200 Campbell Ave. A tribe of long-haired bohemian hippies on the cusp of adulthood embrace freedom, pacifism and joy, but have their world thrown into chaos when one of their own receives a draft notice for the Vietnam War. Details and tickets at sigtheatre.org.

Amanda Browder: City of Threads. Through July 21, at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. AAC welcomes visiting artist Amanda Browder, whose large-scale fabric installation will enliven the exterior of AAC’s building. Browder’s vibrant installations are created with donated fabric in collaboration with community members. Her process invites members of the public to get involved with the process of creation, spurring conversations about community, art, architecture, and public space. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or call 703-248-6800.

Blackbeard. Through July 14, at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. The world premiere musical commissioned by Signature Theatre sets sail with the most infamous pirate of all time. After learning he’s a wanted man by the British army, Blackbeard and his merry crew of maritime marauders embark on a fantastical journey across the globe to raise an undead pirate army from the depths of the sea. Visit SigTheatre.org for tickets.

Art Exhibit: Escape Velocity. Through Aug. 19, gallery hours at The Fred Schnider Gallery of Art, 888 N Quincy St., Suite 102. “Escape Velocity” showcases abstract paintings on canvas by Singapore-born artist Chee-Keong Kung. Kung is influenced by his formal education in art and architecture as well as his upbringing in multi-ethnic Singapore. Free, open to the public. Visit www.fredschnidergalleryofart.com for more.

Summer Movie Nights. Through Aug. 24, Fridays at Arlington Mill Community Center and Saturdays at Penrose Square. The Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) is proud to announce the theme for its popular Summer Movie Nights for 2019, “Heroes and Sheroes: Movies with a Mission.” From hidden math heroes to fantasy flying figures, enjoy a summer of 22 films that feature comic book heroes and icons of social justice. All films are rated G, PG, or PG-13. Visit www.Columbia-Pike.org for schedule.

Rosslyn Putt-Putt + Candy BAR. Through Aug. 31, Fridays, 5-9 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at 1401 Wilson Blvd. Arlington’s newest pop-up, Rosslyn Putt-Putt + Candy BAR, will feature mini golf and a retro snack stand. Play nine holes of mini golf ($3) featuring constructions of favorite neighborhood landmarks. The adjoining Candy BAR will be serving up beer, wine, candy and popsicles. There will also be carnival games and old-school video games indoors. Visit www.rosslynva.org/putt for more.

Summer Exhibitions. Through Sept. 7 at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or call 703-248-6800.

  • Transitional Objects. Working in sculpture, installation, and video, these artists experiment with unconventional materials, take inspiration from or produce functional objects, and create sculptures that elucidate both the allure and the difficulty of material forms.Transitional Objects artists: Kyle Bauer, Calder Brannock, Dexter Ciprian, Emily Culver, Liz Ensz, Kyle Hittmeier, Trish Tillman, and Holly Trout.

  • Jen Noone: Sort of, Kind of, Almost. Noone repeatedly coats the surfaces of acrylic boxes, picture frames, and shelving units, before scraping away layers of the dried latex. Each new layer of paint represents an attempt to improve upon the previous layers. While the pursuit of perfection may inevitably result in failure, Noone’s work suggests that the quest for the ideal form, even if it repeatedly misses the mark, has a beauty and charm all its own.

  • Jason Horowitz: Ashton Heights Re/Seen. Photographer Jason Horowitz uses the Photo Sphere/Street View app and his smartphone’s camera to create immersive abstract views. For Ashton Heights Re/Seen, Horowitz presents a selection of images from the Re/Seen series all made a short distance from Arlington Arts Center.

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. Come for opening day and meet special guests, the Arlington Art Truck, South Arlington Moms Club, Long Branch Nature Center, and more. Visit columbia-pike.org/fm-arlington-mill.

Thursday/July 4

July 4th in Arlington. Looking for a spot to watch the National Fireworks? Look no further than Arlington, which is home to some of the best views of the Independence Day display. Favorite viewing spots have perches for savvy photographers, plenty of green space for picnickers, and many unobstructed views of iconic monuments. From Long Bridge Park to Gravelly Point, there are plenty of places local insiders go to every year. Note: In 2019, the fireworks display will be launched from West Potomac Park, behind the Lincoln Memorial, starting at approximately 9:07 p.m. Visit topics.arlingtonva.us/july-4/ for more.

  • Long Bridge Park. Watch the national fireworks at Arlington’s Long Bridge Park, located on the north end of Crystal City. It’s easy to get there by bicycle, with a connection to the Mount Vernon Trail nearby. It is also accessible from Metrorail (Crystal City station, Blue Line), and Metrobus. Current construction will close off the north end of the esplanade. Make time for crowds and to go through security checkpoints. No alcohol allowed in the park. No food, fireworks or spiked chairs allowed on the fields.

  • Air Force Memorial. The Air Force Memorial (1 Air Force Memorial Dr) is a great viewing location and features a free show, with The Concert Band and Singing Sergeants performing at 8 p.m. Stay at the Air Force Memorial afterward to view the fireworks display over the National Mall. This concert is FREE and open to the public, no tickets required! Learn more about visiting the Air Force Memorial and find the best transportation option.

  • Gateway Park in Rosslyn. Take Metro’s Orange line to the Rosslyn Metro station. Gateway Park in Rosslyn is a short walk from the Metro.

  • Gravelly Point. Part of the National Park Service’s George Washington Memorial Parkway, this part of Arlington sits directly on the bank of the Potomac River, making it an ideal spot for viewing the national fireworks.

  • U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial. Located in Rosslyn, Iwo Jima provides a panoramic view of fireworks and National Mall monuments and memorials! The site is a short walk from the Rosslyn Metro station.

  • Key Bridge. The Key Bridge crosses the Potomac River, connecting Georgetown and Arlington. A short stroll from the Rosslyn Metro station, the Key Bridge offers a standing-room-only view of the fireworks.

Friday/July 5

Gulf Branch Tiny Tots. 10-10:45 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd. Ages 18-35 months. Adults must remain with children during program. $5. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-3403 or gulfbranch@arlingtonva.us for information.

Rainforest Animals. 1-2 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Ages 3-5 years. Adults must remain with children during program. $5. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-3403 or gulfbranch@arlingtonva.us for information.

Wine Tasting. 6:30 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. Celebrate Independence Day with a First Friday Wine Tasting with One More Page. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Live Music: U.S. Army Blues. 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus Street & 2nd Street N. The U.S. Army Blues Concert Band is part of the United States Army Band, Pershing’s Own, is the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Army. Free. Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Rosslyn Cinema: Crazy Rich Asians. Movies start at dusk in Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway. Rosslyn Cinema outdoor movies in Gateway Park feature some classics and some surprises, including recent blockbusters. Bring blankets and folding chairs and a picnic or purchase food and drinks at different food trucks every week, including a popcorn truck. Child and dog friendly. Free admission. Visit www.rosslynva.org/do/rosslyn-cinema-outdoor-movie-festival for more.

Friday Night Movies: Hidden Figures. Begins just after sunset at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Limited seating provided, bring your own chair. Visit www.columbia-pike.org/movie-nights.

Saturday/July 6

Park Walking Tour. 9-10 a.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Fort C.F. Smith was one of the last Union forts built to protect Washington during the Civil War. We’ll learn about the park’s history, the role of the fort and the soldiers stationed there in the Civil War. Dress for the weather. Terrain will be uneven and possibly muddy. For information: 703-228-4775. Families ages 7 and up. Free. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us.

Invasive Plant Removal. 9-11 a.m. on first Saturdays at Haley Park, 2400 S. Meade St. Help protect our watersheds and keep Arlington County parks beautiful. For more information and to register, email Sarah Archer or call 703-228-1862.

Gulf Branch Tiny Tots. 10-10:45 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Ages 18-35 months. Adults must remain with children during program. $5. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-3403 or gulfbranch@arlingtonva.us for information.

Civil War Discoveries: Infantry Drills. 11 a.m.-noon at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N 24th St. We’ll drill like Union soldiers by practicing our marches and turns, as well as how to “load in nine times” with replica wood rifles. For ages 7-11. For information: 703-228-4775. $5. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us.

Herbs for Flavor, Fragrance, Health and Butterflies. 11 a.m.-noon at Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, 300 South Kensington St. Tour the herb beds with an Extension Master Gardener to learn about the nurturing properties of herbs for humans and butterflies. Free. To reserve a spot, register online at mgnv.org/public-education-events/vce-horticulture-programs-registration/. Questions? Contact Extension Master Gardeners at telephone 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com.

Civil War Discoveries: Artillery Drills. 1-2 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Work as a team practicing the steps to load and aim a replica Civil War cannon. We’ll talk about different types of artillery and put our skills to the test. Ages 7-11. For information: 703-228-4775. Meet at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N 24th Street, Arlington. $5. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us.

Singles Dinner/Movie Night. 5 p.m. at Samuel Beckett's Irish Gastro Pub, 4150 Campbell Ave. Fixed-price dinner followed by movie of choice at AMC Shirlington. Cost includes dinner, soda, tip and movie ticket. Advance RSVP required for reserved seats at movies. Sponsored by New Beginnings, a nonprofit support group for separated/divorced men and women. $35 at door. Visit www.newbeginningsusa.org for more.

Netherlands Carillon Recital Series. 6-8 p.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon’s 50 bells. Meet on the lawn at the foot of the carillon. Free and open to everyone. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/netherlandscarillon.htm for more.

Crystal Campfire. 7-8 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. The whole family is invited to the Long Branch Amphitheater for old-fashioned fun including stories, special animal guests, games, songs and of course, s’mores! For information: 703-228-6535. $5. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us.

Live Music: The Fuss. 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus Street & 2nd Street N. The Fuss is a dynamic ska, rocksteady, and early reggae band from Washington, D.C. Free. Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Saturday Night Movies: Apollo 13. Begins just after sunset at Penrose Square, 2501 9th Road S. Limited seating provided, bring your own chair. Visit www.columbia-pike.org/movie-nights.

Sunday/July 7

Family Performance: Reptiles Alive. 11 a.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus Street & 2nd Street N. Colorful live reptiles presented by an engaging and kid-friendly Wildlife Educator make this fun for all ages! Enjoy exciting stories about how the animals survive while meeting an exotic cast of snakes, lizards, turtles and other amazing animals. Free. Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Monday/July 8

Rainforest Animals. 1-2 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Ages 3-5 years. Adults must remain with children during program. $5. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-3403 or gulfbranch@arlingtonva.us for information.

Mouse in the House. 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 Military Road and 4 p.m. at Glencarlyn Branch Library, 300 S. Kensington St. Jane Franklin Dance performs Mouse in House, adapted from the book by Elizabeth Spires. This show is about a mouse who forms a friendship with reclusive 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson. Free. Visit www.janefranklin.com/arlington-libraries or call 703-933-1111.

Ocean Storytime. 3-3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Swim on over for stories about animals from the deep blue sea! Free. Ages 2 and up. Register child only, but caregivers must attend.

Tuesday/July 9

Twilight Landscape Gardening I. 7-8:30 p.m. at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Learn how native plants have been integrated into the landscape of the Fairlington Community Center. Extension Master Gardeners will lead a tour showcasing both woody and herbaceous plants and their cultural needs. This class is outdoors and seating is not provided. Free. Advance registration requested at mgnv.org. Telephone 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com with questions.

Wednesday/July 10

Diversion Control Lecture. 11 a.m.-noon at the DEA Museum, 700 Army Navy Drive. Learn about diversion control and the regulation of pharmaceutical drugs as part of the free “Who We Are and What We Do” lecture series. Contact elizabeth.p.thompson@usdoj.gov or 202-307-3463 or visit https://deamuseum.org/lecture-series/2019.

Teddy Bear Picnic. Noon-1:30 p.m. at Market Common Clarendon, 2800 Clarendon Blvd. Celebrate National Teddy Bear Picnic Day. Bring a lunch and a best Teddy Bear pal for music, story time, giveaways, ice cream treats, and keepsake photos. Free. Call 703-442-4341 or visit marketcommonclarendon.com/2019/06/national-teddy-bear-picnic-day-celebration-july-10-noon-130p/ for more.

Rainforest Animals. 1-2 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Ages 3-5 years. Adults must remain with children during program. $5. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-3403 or gulfbranch@arlingtonva.us for information.

Decades of Summer Concerts: Justin Trawick & the Common Good. 6:30-8:30 p.m. in front of the Signature Theatre at the Village of Shirlington. Rock out with favorite local bands performing a mix of ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and original tunes. Enjoy $5 wine tastings courtesy of Cheesetique, take out a meal from a favorite Shirlington restaurant, and soak in the setting sun to live music. Visit villageatshirlington.com/events for more.

Garden Talk: Top 10 Vegetable Diseases. 7 p.m. at Arlington Central Library garden, 1015 N. Quincy St. Our area’s hot, humid summers make vegetables vulnerable to diseases. Learn how to control the occurrence and spread of plant diseases. Free. No registration necessary.

Thursday/July 11

Mosquitos and Ticks: Identification and Control. 7-8:30 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 Military Road. Extension Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists will teach participants how 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. Questions? Telephone 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com.

Rock at the Row: Matt Hutchison and the Big Gin. 7-9 p.m. on the plaza at Pentagon Row. Featuring music from popular cover and military bands. Refreshments and cocktails will be available for purchase from featured merchants. Visit pentagonrow.com/events for more.

Deep Dive: Homes Made of Sticks. 8-9 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Adults can take a deep dive into natural history and explore the world of nest construction. What behaviors and adaptations allow birds to make such elaborate nests with just a beak and feet? What other organisms also use sticks to build homes? For information: 703-228-3403. $5. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us.

Friday/July 12

Ribbon-cutting: Safeway. 10 a.m. at Safeway, 1525 Wilson Blvd. Safeway will unveil renovations to its Rosslyn store with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Local dignitaries including Arlington County Board Vice Chair Libby Garvey and Rosslyn Business Improvement District President Mary-Claire Burick, are expected to join Safeway leaders for the celebration, which will also include live music from the New Line Brass Band, refreshments, and free gifts. As part of the ribbon-cutting celebration, Safeway will present donations to A-Span and the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Visit www.safeway.com.

Gulf Branch Tiny Tots. 10-10:45 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Ages 18-35 months. Adults must remain with children during program. $5. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-3403 or gulfbranch@arlingtonva.us for information.

Rainforest Animals. 1-2 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Ages 3-5 years. Adults must remain with children during program. $5. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-3403 or gulfbranch@arlingtonva.us for information.

Getting Started with Genealogy. 2-3 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road. Have you thought about researching your ancestry, but don't know where to begin? This free workshop shares how to begin, how to stay organized, and more. Contact Margaret Owen at 703-228-6327 or mmowen@arlingtonva.us or visit https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/5221487.

Summer Yoga. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Ballston Exchange, 4121 and 4201 Wilson Blvd. Celebrate summer at Ballston Exchange with free yoga provided by CorePower Yoga on select summer Fridays. After yoga, grab a free pastry and $5 off anything at the clean eating restaurant DIRT. Visit www.ballstonexchange.com for more.

Rosslyn Cinema: Incredibles 2. Movies start at dusk in Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway. Rosslyn Cinema outdoor movies in Gateway Park feature some classics and some surprises, including recent blockbusters. Bring blankets and folding chairs and a picnic or purchase food and drinks at different food trucks every week, including a popcorn truck. Child and dog friendly. Free admission. Visit www.rosslynva.org/do/rosslyn-cinema-outdoor-movie-festival for more.

Friday Night Movies: Aquaman. Begins just after sunset at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Limited seating provided, bring your own chair. Visit www.columbia-pike.org/movie-nights.

Live Music: Vox Pop. 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus Street & 2nd Street N. This DC-based contemporary vocal group has become synonymous with high-energy, entertaining live performances. Free. Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Saturday/July 13

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. In July it’s Bike to the Market Day. Join Arlington riders for a day of cycling with support from BikeArlington and Phoenix Bikes. Visit columbia-pike.org/fm-arlington-mill.

R.I.P. - Remove Invasive Plants! 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Adults, teens and families ages 8 and up. Want to restore habitat and increase species diversity right here in Arlington? Work parties are held every month. We are making a real difference, with the return of ferns and wildflowers, and the animals that depend on them, in areas once covered in destructive invasive plants. Help make it happen! Free. No registration required. For information: 703-228-3403.

Ask a Master Gardener. 11 a.m.-noon at the Organic Vegetable Garden at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 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. Questions? Telephone 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com.

Rock Art. 2-3 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. We’ll collect rocks and crystals from the creek to turn into works of art. Using markers we’ll draw designs, shapes and even faces to turn your rock into a masterpiece or a new pet! Ages 6-10. For information: 703-228-6535. $5. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us.

Netherlands Carillon Recital Series. 6-8 p.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon’s 50 bells. Meet on the lawn at the foot of the carillon. Free and open to everyone. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/netherlandscarillon.htm for more.

Gourmet S’mores Campfire. 7-8 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. The whole family is invited to the Long Branch Amphitheater for old-fashioned fun including stories, special animal guests, games, songs and of course, s’mores! For information: 703-228-6535. $5. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us.

Album Release Party. 7-10 p.m. at Arlington Independent Media television studio, 2701 Wilson Blvd # C. Local rockers Jackie and The Treehorns host an album release party for "It’s Never Too Late." The fundraiser to benefit AIM & WERA96.7FM will also featuring a live performance and sponsored refreshments. $10 advance, $15 at the door. Call 703-524-2388 or visit www.arlingtonmedia.org/projects/jackie-and-treehorns-album-release-and-fundraiser-aim.

Saturday Night Movies: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Begins just after sunset at Penrose Square, 2501 9th Road S. Limited seating provided, bring your own chair. Visit www.columbia-pike.org/movie-nights.

Live Music: King Soul. 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus Street & 2nd Street N. This eight-piece band brings the excitement of old school Southern Soul to a new audience with original songs, powerful vocals and a high energy horn section. Free. Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Sunday/July 14

Family Performance: Rocknocerous. 11 a.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus Street & 2nd Street N. The three members of Rocknocerous have been making award-winning music for the whole family since 2005. Free. Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Bug Hunt! 2-3 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Who’s an insect and who’s not? Which critters have six legs, eight legs, or more? We’ll find the answers as we search for butterflies, spiders, centipedes, beetles and others. We’ll provide nets and jars for hands-on, catch-and-release bug hunting. Ages 6-10. For information: 703-228-6535. $5. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us.

Notable Nature. 3-4 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Join us for lessons in nature journaling and sketching. We’ll construct our own nature journals, hone our writing and drawing skills and talk about the season while hiking. For information: 703-228-6535. Free. Families ages 5 and up. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us.

Nature Photography Hike. 3:30-5 p.m. at Lubber Run Park amphitheater, 200 N. Columbus St. Bring the camera of your choice to photograph nature & wildlife that we may find throughout the park as we walk along the trail near the stream. Naturalist will provide camera instruction and photo tips and is bilingual in Spanish/English. Families ages 8 and up. For information: 703-228-6535. $5. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us.

Monday/July 15

Lecture: “Pre-Civil War Tariff Conflicts: How Past Decisions Affect Today’s World.” 3-4:30 p.m. at the Arlington County Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Economic historian Jim Grefer presents “Pre-Civil War Tariff Conflicts: How Past Decisions Affect Today’s World.” Grefer will describe the political decisions of the late 1700's to make tariffs on imported goods the primary source of revenue for the new nation. He will also describe how tariffs both raised revenue and protected the young manufacturing sector. Call Encore Learning at 703-228-2144.

Tuesday/July 16

Twilight Landscape Gardening II. 7-8:30 p.m. at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Extension Master Gardeners will demonstrate pruning, propagation of perennials, and edging and mulching techniques on the grounds of the Fairlington Community Center. Weed management practices for lawn and landscape will also be addressed. This class is outdoors and seating is not provided. Free. Advance registration requested at mgnv.org. Telephone 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com with questions.

Wednesday/July 17

Complete Dogness. 4 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road #3. Jane Franklin Dance presents Complete Dogness, a family friendly dance performance about a little doggy with bad habits. The performance incorporates spoken word, movement, music, and interactive participatory activities for young children. Free. Visit www.janefranklin.com/arlington-libraries or call 703-933-1111.

Decades of Summer Concerts: Lloyd Dobler Effect. 6:30-8:30 p.m. in front of the Signature Theatre at the Village of Shirlington. Rock out with favorite local bands performing a mix of ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and original tunes. Enjoy $5 wine tastings courtesy of Cheesetique, take out a meal from a favorite Shirlington restaurant, and soak in the setting sun to live music. Visit villageatshirlington.com/events for more.

Garden Talk: Vegetables vs. Summer Heat. 7 p.m. at Arlington Central Library garden, 1015 N. Quincy St. Learn how heat affects plants, how to protect heat-hating plants, and which plants tolerate our summer heat. Free. No registration necessary.

July 17-Aug. 4

Summer Cabarets. At Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. See seven acts over three weeks: musicals, Motown and more. Sung by artists including Broadway performers and local stars. $38 or subscribe to all seven shows for $175. Visit www.sigtheatre.org for more.

  • Maria Rizzo: Vamping

  • Joe Coleman: No Boundaries

  • Awa Sal Secka & Christian Douglas: Two's Company

  • The Christie Dashiell Quarter: Earth, Wind & Fire

  • Erin Driscoll: My Favorite Things

  • Melissa Errico: Sondheim Sublime

  • Wesley Taylor: Finally, a Show about ME

July 17-Aug. 18

Treasure Island. At Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St. An all-new adaptation of Treasure Island follows Jane Hawkins, an orphan who longs for adventure, as she is swept up on a wild hunt for buried treasure with a ruthless band of buccaneers. Tickets start at $35. Visit synetictheater.org.

Thursday/July 18

Long Branch Tiny Tots. 1-1:45 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Ages 18-35 months. Adults must remain with children during program. $5. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-6535 or longbranch@arlingtonva.us for information.

Grasshoppers & Crickets. 4-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Ages 3-5 years. Adults must remain with children during program. $5. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-6535 or longbranch@arlingtonva.us for information.

Author Event: John Gilstrap. 6:30 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. NY Times best-selling author John Gilstrap shares from his latest Jonathan Graves thriller, Total Mayhem. Gilstrap is author of more than 14 novels, including the Jonathan Graves thrillers. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Rock at the Row: Marine Big Band. 7-9 p.m. on the plaza at Pentagon Row. Featuring music from popular cover and military bands. Refreshments and cocktails will be available for purchase from featured merchants. Visit pentagonrow.com/events for more.

Friday/July 19

Long Branch Tiny Tots. 1-1:45 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Ages 18-35 months. Adults must remain with children during program. $5. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-6535 or longbranch@arlingtonva.us for information.

Grasshoppers & Crickets. 4-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Ages 3-5 years. Adults must remain with children during program. $5. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-6535 or longbranch@arlingtonva.us for information.

Author Event: Mark Greaney. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. New York Times bestseller Mark Greaney shares from Red Metal, a realistic new World War III novel and his first standalone novel co-written with active duty Marine, Lt. Col. Hunter Ripley Rawlings IV. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Friday Night Movies: First Man. Begins just after sunset at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Limited seating provided, bring your own chair. Visit www.columbia-pike.org/movie-nights.

Live Music: DOGO. 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus Street & 2nd Street N. DOGO founded the DC-based Afropop/Afrofunk band Elikeh and is performing solo music as well. Free. Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Friday-Sunday/July 19-21

Newsies. Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School Theatre, 202 S. Carlin Springs Road. Encore Stage & Studio proudly presents Disney’s Newsies. Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teen aged “newsies.” This musical is recommended for ages 6 and up. $15 adults; $12 children, students, military, and seniors. Visit www.encorestage.org or call 703-548-1154 for tickets.

Saturday/July 20

Invasive Plant Removal. 10 a.m.-noon on third Saturdays at Tuckahoe Park, 2400 N. Sycamore St. Help protect our watersheds and keep Arlington County parks beautiful. For more information and to register, email Sarah Archer or call 703-228-1862.

100th Anniversary Celebration. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Cherrydale Volunteer Fire House, 3900 Lee Highway. The Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the fire house. Festivities will kick off at 10 a.m. with a parade through the Cherrydale neighborhood, followed by a celebration at the Cherrydale Volunteer Fire House 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Participants will also have the opportunity to play "basket bingo" and bid on silent auctions for items donated by local organizations 3-7 p.m. All proceeds will go towards preserving the historic fire house. Visit www.facebook.com/CherrydaleVFD to RSVP.

Cool Creek Critters. 3-4:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Ages 5 to 10. Dress to get wet as we spend some time exploring waterfalls, trying to catch water striders, and taking a closer look at some creek critters. Must wear closed-toe shoes in water. Free. For information: 703-228-3403.

Author Event: Bianca Marais. 4 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. Book club leader Ellen Elow-Mintz interviews South African author Bianca Marais about her new novel, If You Want To Make God Laugh, a rich, unforgettable story of three unique women in post-Apartheid South Africa who are brought together in their darkest time. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Netherlands Carillon Recital Series. 6-8 p.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon’s 50 bells. Meet on the lawn at the foot of the carillon. Free and open to everyone. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/netherlandscarillon.htm for more.

Slithering Snakes Campfire. 7-8 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. The whole family is invited for old-fashioned fun including stories, special animal guests, games, songs and of course, S’mores! For information: 703-228-3403. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center. $5. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us.

Live Music: The Hot Lanes. 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus Street & 2nd Street N. The Hot Lanes is a 16-piece jazz group. Free. Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Saturday Night Movies: Akeelah and the Bee. Begins just after sunset at Penrose Square, 2501 9th Road S. Limited seating provided, bring your own chair. Visit www.columbia-pike.org/movie-nights.

Sunday/July 21

Adapted Nature Hike. 10:30 a.m.-noon at Barcroft Park, 4200 S. Four Mile Run Drive. 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 we discover. Restrooms & water fountains inside Barcroft Sports & Fitness Center, paved trails open in sun until forested area, trails are flat, benches at the picnic area for rest. For information: 703-228-6535. Free. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us.

Family Performance: Rainbow Rock Band. 11 a.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus Street & 2nd Street N. Join the Rainbow Rock Band as they entertain with tunes, laughs and more. Free. Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Author Event: Melanie Rigney. 3:30 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. Author and columnist Melanie Rigney shares from her latest book Woman of Worth: Prayers and Reflections for Women Inspired by the Book of Proverbs. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Tuesday/July 23

Twilight Landscape Gardening III. 7-8:30 p.m. at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. The Fairlington Community Center has a vegetable garden filled with state-of-the-art techniques for food gardening in small spaces. Extension Master Gardeners will provide tips and tricks for producing food in shady garden spaces and particularly focus on management of common pests and diseases and ways to promote pollinator activity. This class is outdoors and seating is not provided. Free. Advance registration requested at mgnv.org. Telephone 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com with questions.

Wednesday/July 24

Grasshoppers & Crickets. 1-2 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Ages 3-5 years. Adults must remain with children during program. $5. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-6535 or longbranch@arlingtonva.us for information.

Decades of Summer Concerts: 19th Street Band. 6:30-8:30 p.m. in front of the Signature Theatre at the Village of Shirlington. Rock out with favorite local bands performing a mix of ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and original tunes. Enjoy $5 wine tastings courtesy of Cheesetique, take out a meal from a favorite Shirlington restaurant, and soak in the setting sun to live music. Visit villageatshirlington.com/events for more.

Garden Talk: Mushroom Growing. 7 p.m. at Arlington Central Library garden, 1015 N. Quincy St. Grow your own mushrooms on logs. A hands-on demonstration with techniques & materials needed for success. Free. No registration necessary.

Thursday/July 25

Rock at the Row: Cruisers Navy Band. 7-9 p.m. on the plaza at Pentagon Row. Featuring music from popular cover and military bands. Refreshments and cocktails will be available for purchase from featured merchants. Visit pentagonrow.com/events for more.

Thursday-Sunday/July 25-28

Newsies. Thursday-Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School Theatre, 202 S. Carlin Springs Road. Encore Stage & Studio proudly presents Disney’s Newsies. Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teen aged “newsies.” This musical is recommended for ages 6 and up. $15 adults; $12 children, students, military, and seniors. Visit www.encorestage.org or call 703-548-1154 for tickets.

Friday/July 26

Summer Yoga. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Ballston Exchange, 4121 and 4201 Wilson Blvd. Celebrate summer at Ballston Exchange with free yoga provided by CorePower Yoga on select summer Fridays. After yoga, grab a free pastry and $5 off anything at the clean eating restaurant DIRT. Visit www.ballstonexchange.com for more.

Friday Night Movies: The Incredibles. Begins just after sunset at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Limited seating provided, bring your own chair. Visit www.columbia-pike.org/movie-nights.

Moths by Moonlight Campfire. 8:30-9:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Learn about moths and other night-flying insects before visiting a black light setup to see who’s flying at night. For information: 703-228-3403. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center. $5. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us.

Saturday/July 27

Grasshoppers & Crickets. Noon-1 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Ages 3-5 years. Adults must remain with children during program. $5. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-6535 or longbranch@arlingtonva.us for information.

Long Branch Tiny Tots. 1-1:45 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Ages 18-35 months. Adults must remain with children during program. $5. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-6535 or longbranch@arlingtonva.us for information.

Netherlands Carillon Recital Series. 6-8 p.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon’s 50 bells. Meet on the lawn at the foot of the carillon. Free and open to everyone. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/netherlandscarillon.htm for more.

Nocturnal Senses Night Hike. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Come experience the forest at night like nocturnal animals. We’ll hike the trails doing senses experiments to help find our way in the dark. For information: 703-228-6535. $5. Families ages 6 and up. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register at 703-228-4747 or registration.arlingtonva.us.

Saturday Night Movies: Selma. Begins just after sunset at Penrose Square, 2501 9th Road S. Limited seating provided, bring your own chair. Visit www.columbia-pike.org/movie-nights.

Sunday/July 28

Debut Novel Release. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. Celebrating the release of Danielle Stinson’s debut novel Before I Disappear, an action-packed young adult novel where a young woman has to find her little brother after her town disappears into thin air. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Wednesday/July 31

Decades of Summer Concerts: Nathaniel Davis. 6:30-8:30 p.m. in front of the Signature Theatre at the Village of Shirlington. Rock out with favorite local bands performing a mix of ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and original tunes. Enjoy $5 wine tastings courtesy of Cheesetique, take out a meal from a favorite Shirlington restaurant, and soak in the setting sun to live music. Visit villageatshirlington.com/events for more.

Thursday/Aug. 1

Rock at the Row: Keeton Band. 7-9 p.m. on the plaza at Pentagon Row. Featuring music from popular cover and military bands. Refreshments and cocktails will be available for purchase from featured merchants. Visit pentagonrow.com/events for more.

Saturday/Aug. 3

Netherlands Carillon Recital Series. 6-8 p.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon’s 50 bells. Meet on the lawn at the foot of the carillon. Free and open to everyone. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/netherlandscarillon.htm for more.

Tuesday/Aug. 6

Mouse in the House. 4 p.m. at Shirlington Branch Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. and 7 p.m. at Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Jane Franklin Dance performs Mouse in House, adapted from the book by Elizabeth Spires. This show is about a mouse who forms a friendship with reclusive 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson. Free. Visit www.janefranklin.com/arlington-libraries or call 703-933-1111.

Wednesday/Aug. 7

Decades of Summer Concerts: Driven to Clarity. 6:30-8:30 p.m. in front of the Signature Theatre at the Village of Shirlington. Rock out with favorite local bands performing a mix of ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and original tunes. Enjoy $5 wine tastings courtesy of Cheesetique, take out a meal from a favorite Shirlington restaurant, and soak in the setting sun to live music. Visit villageatshirlington.com/events for more.

Thursday/Aug. 8

Complete Dogness. 1:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. and 4 p.m. at Aurora Hills Branch Library, 735 18th St. S. Jane Franklin Dance presents Complete Dogness, a family friendly dance performance about a little doggy with bad habits. The performance incorporates spoken word, movement, music, and interactive participatory activities for young children. Free. Visit www.janefranklin.com/arlington-libraries or call 703-933-1111.

Friday/Aug. 9

Summer Yoga. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Ballston Exchange, 4121 and 4201 Wilson Blvd. Celebrate summer at Ballston Exchange with free yoga provided by CorePower Yoga on select summer Fridays. After yoga, grab a free pastry and $5 off anything at the clean eating restaurant DIRT. Visit www.ballstonexchange.com for more.

Saturday/Aug. 10

Netherlands Carillon Recital Series. 6-8 p.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon’s 50 bells. Meet on the lawn at the foot of the carillon. Free and open to everyone. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/netherlandscarillon.htm for more.

Wednesday/Aug. 14

Decades of Summer Concerts: Eli Lev Band. 6:30-8:30 p.m. in front of the Signature Theatre at the Village of Shirlington. Rock out with favorite local bands performing a mix of ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and original tunes. Enjoy $5 wine tastings courtesy of Cheesetique, take out a meal from a favorite Shirlington restaurant, and soak in the setting sun to live music. Visit villageatshirlington.com/events for more.

Saturday/Aug. 17

Netherlands Carillon Recital Series. 6-8 p.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon’s 50 bells. Meet on the lawn at the foot of the carillon. Free and open to everyone. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/netherlandscarillon.htm for more.

Saturday/Aug. 24

Netherlands Carillon Recital Series. 6-8 p.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon’s 50 bells. Meet on the lawn at the foot of the carillon. Free and open to everyone. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/netherlandscarillon.htm for more.

Friday/Aug. 30

Summer Yoga. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Ballston Exchange, 4121 and 4201 Wilson Blvd. Celebrate summer at Ballston Exchange with free yoga provided by CorePower Yoga on select summer Fridays. After yoga, grab a free pastry and $5 off anything at the clean eating restaurant DIRT. Visit www.ballstonexchange.com for more.

Saturday/Aug. 31

Netherlands Carillon Recital Series. 6-8 p.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon’s 50 bells. Meet on the lawn at the foot of the carillon. Free and open to everyone. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/netherlandscarillon.htm for more.

Monday/Sept. 2

Netherlands Carillon Recital Series. 2-4 p.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon’s 50 bells. Meet on the lawn at the foot of the carillon. Free and open to everyone. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/netherlandscarillon.htm for more.

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. Visit 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.