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Entertainment Calendar: Arlington

Arlington Historical Society Annual Banquet, May 16.

Arlington Historical Society Annual Banquet, May 16.

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.

Spunk. Through June 26, in Signature’s ARK Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. Guitar Man and Blues Speak Woman 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-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. 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.

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.

Ranger Meetup Walk. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the US Marine Corps War Memorial. Take a brisk walk with a Park Ranger and view some unique perspectives on the historic landscape of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Covers three miles in 2 1/2 hours. Free. Call 703-235-1530 or visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/calendar.htm

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.

Wandering the West Pike Walking Tour. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Meet at Arlington Mill Plaza, S. Dinwiddie Street and Columbia Pike (beside the Arlington Mill Community Center). Join one of Arlington County’s Public Artists-in-Residence, Graham Coreil-Allen, to explore and reimagine the public spaces of Columbia Pike’s West End, (rain date Saturday, May 25). Graham’s tours often fill quickly, so in order to keep the tour a manageable size, registration is encouraged. Free. RSVP at Eventbrite or www.walkarlington.com/events/

Patriotic Entertainment. 1-3 p.m. on the Metro Level of the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. Saturdays in May, families can listen to live music by local bands. May 11 features Moonstone Duo. Also, celebrate Military Family Day: families of active and retired servicemen and women are invited to a day of activities where children can get their faces painted, make patriotic crafts, visit balloon artists, meet Uncle Sam and more. Visit simon.com/fashioncentreatpentagoncity for more.

George Washington's Forest History Walk. 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Ball-Sellers House, 5620 3rd St. South. Walk in the footsteps of George Washington on a guided walking tour with a local historian. Free to the public, all ages welcome. Wear good walking shoes, dress for the weather, and bring water. Visit arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org or call 703-892-4204.

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.

The Arlington Chorale. 7:30-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, 601 North Vermont St. The Arlington Chorale will be performing highlights from 2018-2019 in two final concert performances in May to benefit local community partners. Free, donations of nonperishable food encouraged. Call

703-933-2500 or visit arlingtonchorale.org/ for more.

Tuesday/May 14

Take Me To The River Celebration. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at University of Virginia Darden School of Business, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, 31st floor Rooftop Deck. Celebrate on Arlington’s newest rooftop deck and raise money for a healthy and clean Potomac River with food and drink and the company of friends. Funds raised through Take Me To The River 2019 will support local conservation to keep pollution out of the Potomac. $150. Visit potomac.org for more.

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 in 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.

Thursday/May 16

Horticulture Specialty Show. 2-4 p.m. at Little Falls Presbyterian Church's Friendship Hall, 6025 Little Falls Road. Rock Spring Garden Club is hosting "Poetry in the Garden - There's a Flower That Shall Be Mine," a National Garden Club Horticulture Specialty Flower Show. The educational show will be open post-judging to view horticulture, photography and temporary garden exhibits. Free and open to the public. Email rockspringgardenclub@gmail.com for more.

There's No Place Like Home. 6-9 p.m. at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. The 2nd Annual “There’s No Place Like Home” event is for Arlingtonians and their friends for sipping and nibbling and mingling. Meet Christian Dorsey and enjoy open bar and authentic local cuisine. $30. Call 571-733-9626 or visit apah.org/events/home/.

Arlington Historical Society Annual Banquet. 6:30 p.m. at Washington Golf and Country Club, 3017 N. Glebe Road. The Arlington Historical Society's annual banquet honors those who led the fight to desegregate Arlington Public Schools. Our keynote speaker is N.Y. Times best-selling author James McGrath Morris who best documented the fight lead by black and white Arlingtonians. $65 for AHS members and $75 for non-members. Visit arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org or call 703-892-4204.

Author Event: Laure Eve and Sarah Nicole Lemon. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. Young Adult authors Laure Eve (THE GRACES), with Sarah Nicole Lemon (DONE DIRT CHEAP) to share from their new books. In CURSES, Laure Eve’s sequel to THE GRACES, Summer Grace tells her side of the story. This riveting sequel is saturated with magic, the destructive cost of power, and the nature of forgiveness. When 17-year-old Rilla is busted for partying in VALLEY GIRLS, a mere 24 hours into arriving in Yosemite National Park to live with her park ranger sister, it’s a come-to-Jesus moment. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

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.

Battle of the Badges. 6 p.m. at Yorktown High School located, 5200 Yorktown Blvd. The public is invited to show support for Arlington’s finest and bravest during the second annual Battle of the Badges Fundraiser Basketball Game. Officers with the Arlington County Police Department have teamed up with students from Yorktown High School and will go head-to-head against firefighters with the Arlington County Fire Department and students from Washington-Lee High School. Free, donations will be accepted at the event to support both school’s Student Government Associations. Visit newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/public-invited-to-second-annual-battle-of-the-badges-fundraiser-basketball-game/ for more.

Bowen McCauley at the Kennedy Center. 7:30 p.m. at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Bowen McCauley Dance Company (BMDC) returns to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Terrace Theater with a premiere, Exuberant Fanfare, from Artistic Director and Choreographer, Lucy Bowen McCauley, set to Igor Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne from his ballet Pulcinella and played live by Arlington’s National Chamber Ensemble. $40-$50. Get tickets at 202-467-4600 or www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/RTXBN.

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 vegetable 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/.

Ranger Meetup Walk. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the US Marine Corps War Memorial. Take a brisk walk with a Park Ranger and view some unique perspectives on the historic landscape of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Covers three miles in 2 1/2 hours. Free. Call 703-235-1530 or visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/calendar.htm

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.

Patriotic Entertainment. 1-3 p.m. on the Metro Level of the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. Saturdays in May, families can listen to live music by local bands. May 18 features Ryan Forrester Band Trio. Visit simon.com/fashioncentreatpentagoncity for more.

Book Launch: Tif Marcelo. 3 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. Celebrate the launch of Tif Marcelo’s new book, THE KEY TO

HAPPILY EVER AFTER, a charming romantic comedy about three sisters who are struggling to keep the family wedding planning business afloat—all the while trying to write their own happily-ever-afters in the process. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

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 learn more about Quarterfest at www.quarterfestballston.org.

Monday/May 20

"Standoff: How America Became Ungovernable." 3-4:30 p.m. at Arlington County Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Encore Learning presents a lecture by Bill Schneider, "Standoff: How America Became Ungovernable." CNN's former senior political analyst will describe how Americans vote and why their votes sometimes seem to make no practical sense. Schneider will discuss the political future in the context of his deep understanding of political history. The public is invited. The program is sponsored jointly by Encore Learning and the Arlington Public Library. Call Encore Learning at 703-228-2144.

Author Event: Liv Constantine. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. Liv Constantine, the internationally bestselling author of THE LAST MRS. PARRISH follows that success with THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU, a novel filled with shocking twists about the aftermath of a brutal high-society murder. Liv Constantine is the pen name of sisters Lynne Constantine and Valerie Constantine. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

The Arlington Chorale. 7:30 p.m. at Westover Baptist Church, 1125 Patrick Henry Drive. The Arlington Chorale will be performing highlights from 2018-2019 in two final concert performances in May to benefit local community partners. Free, donations will support Westover’s ministry. Call 703-933-2500 or visit arlingtonchorale.org/ for 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.

EcoAction Author Night. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Josephine's Italian Kitchen, 2501 Columbia Pike, Arlington. Come meet local authors and hear readings from their works as we enjoy food and beverages from Josephine's Italian Kitchen. This event is free. Food and drink will be available for purchase. For registration or more information, visit www.ecoactionarlington.org.

Wednesday/May 22

Best Business Awards. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Key Bridge Marriott Hotel,1401 Lee Highway. The Arlington Chamber of Commerce will hold the 33rd Annual Best Business Awards, where this year's award winners will be announced and the Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized before an audience of more than 200 of the area's leading professionals. Register online by Friday, May 17 by 5 p.m. $125-$150. Visit www.arlingtonchamber.org.

Author Panel. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. Join for the line-up of history, mystery and black comedy when author and columnist Bethanne Patrick (THE BOOKS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE) moderates a panel of OMP favorites Louis Bayard, Angie Kim and Ed Aymar. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

Saturday/May 25

Patriotic Entertainment. 1-3 p.m. on the Metro Level of the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. Saturdays in May, families can listen to live music by local bands. May 25 features Kenny Holmes Trio. Visit simon.com/fashioncentreatpentagoncity for more.

Saturday/June 1

75th Anniversary Celebration. Noon-4 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn Arlington/Courthouse Plaza, 1333 North Courthouse Road. The League of Women Voters of Arlington is 75 years old this year. All are invited to attend their annual member meeting and join the celebration with an anniversary luncheon featuring Elaine Weiss author of The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, followed by the annual League business meeting. Visit lwv-arlingtonva.org to RSVP.

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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.

Monday/June 3

New Play Readings. 7 p.m. At Signature Theater, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington at Ali’s Bar in the Mead Lobby. Free. Reading of the play “Soldiers of the Cross,” by Caleen Sinnette Jennings. When black activist Asha Brown's brothers marry outside of their race, she experiences the pain, compromises and joys of a new kind of family in a serio-comedy about intermarriage in Trump's America. Visit www.sigtheatre.org.

Saturday/June 8

2019 Springtime Party. 5:30-8 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. Culpepper Garden will host its Annual Springtime Party at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington. The event includes light fare, a beer and wine bar, live music, a silent auction and a short program to launch the 50th Anniversary celebration. $100 per person. Call 703-528-0162 or visit culpeppergarden.org.

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.