<lst>Hubble Vision 2.Take a tour of the cosmos with the best images from the Hubble Telescope, at the Arlington Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and children 12 and under. Hubble Vision 2 runs April 1-June 12. Call 703-228-6070.
Nine-Week Lunchtime Walking Groups. through May 16; All walks are from 12:10-12:50 p.m. and begin and end at main Metro station entrances. Rosslyn: Tuesdays moderate-fast; Courthouse: Wednesdays moderate-fast; Ballston: Wednesdays slow-moderate, Thursdays moderate-fast. Cost is $22. Register for one and participate at all locations. For more information and to register, visit www.walkarlington.com/go/orangeline.html. Sponsored by WALKArlington and Arlington Transportation Partners.
2005 Elementary School Art Exhibit at the Education Center, First Floor Gallery, 1426 N. Quincy St. Ashlawn, Carlin Springs, Glebe, Jamestown, Hoffman-Boston, Randolph and Taylor. The exhibition is open through April 19, daily 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Call 703-228-6170.
The Trumpet Vine Theatre Company at Theater on the Run will give preview performances of its upcoming play, "Hidden: A Gender," on Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1 at 8 p.m. The play, written by playwright, author and performance artist Kate Bornstein, offers a satirical examination of gender formation. The show officially opens Saturday, April 2 and will run Wednesday through Saturday, April 6-9, 13-16, 20-23 and 27-30 at 8 p.m., with two Sunday matinees/ice cream socials on April 10 and 17 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 ($18 for seniors and students) and may be reserved by phone at 703-912-1649, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.trumpetvinetheatrecompany.org. The theater is located at 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive.
Signature Theatre presents the Washington premiere of "10 Unknowns," an explosive drama about what happens when art, fame, and integrity collide, by award-winning playwright Jon Robin Baitz. Through April 24 at Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Drive. Tickets are $25-35 and are available at 703-218-6500, 800-955-5566 or www.signature-theatre.org . Show times are: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m.
Arlington Artist Alliance hosts a week full of Art this spring with ArtFest 2005. The events, workshops, demonstrations and performances will be held from Friday, April 1, to Friday, April 8, at Fort C.F. Smith, in and around historic Hendry House, at 2411 N. 24th St. Opening the festivities will be Friday night's reception and multimedia exhibit of works by some of the area's most prominent artists and art teachers. Ceramics, poetry, music, painting, drawing and the continuing exhibition all contribute to a full calendar of activities, which are open to the public. Some activities are workshops with instruction, others are performances or demonstrations and may require registration or fees. Many are free. Children and adults alike can participate. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org for complete information, or contact Beth Hudgins at 703-523-4450 or Linda Maldonado at 703-528-5740 to register.
The Children’s Theatre Presents "Robin Hood" at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. The show runs April 8-17, Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for children, students and seniors. Call 703-548-1154.
"The Giggle Fest," presented by Classika Theatre, 4041 S. 28th St., through April 24, Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. A series of three original mime productions: "The Magic Balloon" runs through March 27 and uses music, ballet, clowning and audience participation to tell the story of a traveling actor and his magical trunk of tricks and toys. "The Misadventures of Dr. Frank-n-Flubber" runs April 2-10 and uses physical comedy, illusions and outrageous visual tricks and props to tell the story of a wacky scientist and his dream creation. "The Music Box" runs April 16-24 and uses physical comedy and music to tell short stories of a mischievous mask, an invisible wall, two cowboys in the Wild West and road workers trying to catch a butterfly.
"The Ugly Duckling," presented by Classika Theatre, 4041 S. 28th St., through May 28, Saturdays and Sundays at noon. A puppet interpretation of the classic children's tale of compassion, patience and self-confidence. Call 703-824-0660 or visit www.classika.org.
Marymount University's Barry Art Gallery will showcase the Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition from March 30 through April 30. The opening reception will be Tuesday, April 5 from 5 to 7:30 p.m., and the public is invited to attend at no charge. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There is no admission fee. The Barry Gallery is located in the Reinsch Library, Marymount University Main Campus, 2807 N. Glebe Road. Call 703-284-1561 or visit www.marymount.edu/academic/artandsci/barrygallery/.
The American Century Theater celebrates its 10th season by performing Orson Welles' "Moby Dick Rehearsed," the play that first gained the company widespread fame. The show runs March 24-April 30. Performances are Wednesday-Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., with 2:30 p.m. matinees on April 3, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 30. Performances are at Theater II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St. Tickets are $18-$26. Accompanied by a paying adult, a child under 18 gets free admittance. Call 703-553-8782, or visit www.americancentury.org.
English Classes. The ESL and Immigrant Ministries Program welcomes adult foreign nationals from all countries to English classes. Spring classes will be held at Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd. Registration: Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. Classes meet Monday and Thursday evenings through June 16. For more information in English call 703-271-8341, box #3. For more information in Spanish call 703-841-0292, box #2.
Art With Accent: Latin Americans in the Mid-Atlantic States. AAC presents 71 works of contemporary art by 19 separate artists. at the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., March 29-May 7. Call Denise K. Seider, executive director of AAC at 703-248-6800 or Carol Lukitsch, curator, at 703-248-6800.
"Art at the Heights." Exhibition of works by local painters. 4502 Old Lee Highway. Every Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sunday, noon-3 p.m. Showings sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance, a nonprofit organization in support of art and artists in Arlington.
The Society of American Mosaic Artists Juried Show at the Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive, runs through June 4. Two- and three-dimensional mosaic works in glass, ceramic, stone and mixed media will be featured in this exhibit. Call 703-228-7710. For information about SAMA, visit www.americanmosaics.org .
The 2005 Miss Virginia American Coed Scholarship State Pageant is looking for contestants for the Aug. 11-14 pageant in Richmond, Va. This is an "All Natural" scholarship pageant for girls ages 3-22. The emphasis is on the academic and volunteerism. Makeup is not allowed on contestants under the age of 13. For an application e-mail email@example.com or call 804-305-4239, or visit www.msvaamericancoed.com.
Registration for Spring Storytimes Drop in at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., or call 703-228-5946 to register your child for age-appropriate sessions.
Creative Preschoolers Program at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. For 3- to 5-year-olds, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. For more information, call 703-228-6430. To register, call 703-228-4747.
Cooperative Playgroup at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., for toddlers 12-36 months old with three sessions available per age group Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursdays or Fridays only from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. Sessions are available throughout the year at costs ranging from $15-$30. Call 703-228-6588.
Friday Night Roller Skating at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Fridays throughout the year for grades kindergarten-fourth. The cost is $5 per child and includes a hot dog, chips, cookies, lemonade and skate rental. No preregistration required. Helmets are required in order to participate. Call 703-228-6588 or visit.
Tunes and Tales with Miss Linda. Fridays at 11 a.m. at Aladdin's Lamp Children's Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10, Arlington. Ages 18 months to 3 years. For more information, call 703-241-8281.
Story Hour. Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. with a special guest or a staff member at Aladdin's Lamp Children's Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10, Arlington. Ages 2 1/2-6, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 703-241-8281.
The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax area invites any and all interested individuals to a stimulating discussion on Virginia women in politics. The women of Virginia have always been an integral part of Virginia history going back to the earliest days. To learn more, join the discussion on March 7, 8, 9 or 10. For exact times and locations, call 703-658-9150 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. There are times and locations for everyone.
Get on Board! Go Online! A hands-on introduction to the Internet and the library's electronic databases. Shirlington Library, 2786 S. Arlington Mill Drive. Call 703-228-6545 to reserve a time.
Online @ Your Library. Find information in magazines and newspapers using the library's databases. Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St. Call Susan at 703-228-5260 to register.
“Desperate Housewives” Viewing Parties will be given at La Tasca Clarendon, 2900 Wilson Blvd., on Sundays, from 7-11 p.m. The event is being presented by Z104 Radio. Included at the party will be show merchandise giveaways, trivia contests, sangria and wine specials, drawings for restaurant gift certificates, and other attractions. The show will be viewed on the big screen. Call 703-812-9120.
Antiques and Collectibles Market. Year-round Saturday event. 2900 Wilson Blvd. About 50 vendors. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free parking available at 3033 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington National Cemetery Civil War Walk. A look at some of the many hundreds of Civil War heroes and the history of the Cemetery and the role of the Civil War in creating it. Sundays at 1 p.m. $12 per person. Call 202-903-6255 for reservations.
CyberCenter Classes. Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-6346 to reserve a time. Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Call 703-228-6330 to reserve a time.
Classes de Ingles. Inscripcion empezara en enero. Hogar Hispano de Caridades Catolicas ofrece clases de ingles para los adultos en 18 lugares por todo Norte Virginia. El costo es $40 y incluye el libro. Llame al 703-534-9805, Ext. 222, se habla espanol, o visita www.ccda.net para el horario.
Farmers Market. Join lovers of fresh, local grown food at the Arlington Farmers’ Market each Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon, at the intersection of N. 14th St., and N. Courthouse Road. This year's season begins April 9.
Master Gardeners' Plant Clinic. Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. 7 p.m. Gardening and plant-care advice and identification every Thursday. Call 703-228-6400.
Pub Trivia. Come to Gaffneys in Ballston on Monday nights for Headgames, an irreverent pub trivia contest. Compete to win $30, $20, and $10 gift certificates based on your knowledge of things tawdry and tasteful, academic and trashy. Questions range from Britney Spears to the French Revolution and all points in between. Games 7-8:30 p.m., no admission charge. Gaffneys is located at 4301 Fairfax Drive.
All day Monday-Friday. Free. Newcomers welcome. Call Carver at 703-228-5700, Culpepper Garden at 703-228-4403, or Thomas Jefferson at 703-228-5290.