Feb. 3-28 Redheads. An exhibit of works by Melissa Hackmann and Kathy Beynette. Hours are Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thur. 9:30-9 p.m. Artist's Reception and Talk on Feb. 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. At Lee Arts Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Call 703-228-0560.

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<cal2>Tree Stewards. Volunteer to improve the health of urban trees through educational programs, tree planting and maintenance throughout Arlington and Alexandria. The next volunteer training program will be held Tuesday evenings, from Feb. 16 through April 27 at the Walter Reed Community Center in Arlington. $120 covers the cost of the course, a training manual and all handout materials. Deadline for applying is Jan. 22. Call 703-228-6423 or email

<cal1>Feb. 3-28

<cal2>Redheads. An exhibit of works by Melissa Hackmann and Kathy Beynette. Hours are Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thur. 9:30-9 p.m. Artist's Reception and Talk on Feb. 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. At Lee Arts Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Call 703-228-0560.

<cal1>Now Through Feb. 6

<cal2>"Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" 8 p.m. nightly; Saturday/Sunday matinees 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by the American Century Theater. At the Theater Two, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. Tickets are $26-$32. Tickets can be ordered online at or by calling 703-998-4555.

<cal1>Now Through Feb. 13

<cal2>"Arsenic and Old Lace." Mount Olivet Players stages play in conjunction with Keegan Theatre. Free. Show are Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Dinner heater with Saturdays shows, 6 p.m. (adults: $12, children: $6). Lunch Matinee on Feb. 7, 12:30 p.m. (adults: $6, children: $3). Performances at Mount Olivet UMC, 1500 N. Glebe Road, Arlington. Tickets: 703-527-3934, (click on Event Registration).

<cal1>Now Through Feb. 21

<cal2>"Unleashing the Wild Beasts." Come enjoy some refreshments while exploring each artists’ interpretation of the "Fauvist" art movement. Sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance. At Cassatt's Café, 4536 North Lee Highway, Arlington. Call 703-894-0504.

<cal1>Now Through March 2

<cal2>Cancer Prevention Cooking Course. $25/class or $80 total. Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Cancer Project. Call Cornelia Lesh at 703-558-6740 or e-mail At Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 N. George Mason Drive, Arlington.

<cal1>Now Through March 7

<cal2>"I am My Own Wife." Andrew Long plays all 33 characters, from Charlotte, her aunt and her father, SS commanders and Stasi officials, to international reporters and the playwright himself. Showtimes are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Presented by Signature Theater in the ARK Theater. Tickets are $47-$71, and are available by calling Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT or visiting

<cal1>Now Through April 3

<cal2>Transhuman Conditions. Opening reception is Friday, Jan. 29 from 6-9 p.m. Features 10 artists thinking about the future of the human body — from living forever, to redesigning our appearance and abilities at will, to leaving behind reality as we know it and starting over in a virtual world. At the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 3

<cal2>Cooking Up a Love Life. Singles Cooking Classes. Features food from Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia, will teach you how to make easy, sumptuous dishes perfect for entertaining. At the Open Kitchen in Falls Church. To register, call 703-334-1504 or visit: At 7115 Leesburg Pike, #107, Falls Church.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 5

<cal2>Peace Corps Lunch Time Information Session. Noon to 1 p.m. Meets at the Peace Corps Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Office, 1525 Wilson Blvd., Suite 100, Arlington.

<cal1>Feb. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13

<cal2>"Amadeus by Peter Shaffer." Presented by the Arlington Players. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m. At Thomas Jefferson Theatre.

<cal1>Feb. 5-6

<cal2>Comedian Todd Barry. 9:15 p.m. at the Arlington Drafthouse Comedy Theater. Tickets are $20. At 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. Go to

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 6

<cal2>Open House. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All classrooms will be open. Teachers, members of the board, and current parents will be on hand to answer questions. At Arlington Unitarian Cooperative Preschool, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-892-3878 or visit

Simple Pleasures Are Life's Treasures. 2-3:30 p.m. Frank Cassel, "The Banjo Man," and Rich Bailey, park naturalist and Euphonium player, will entertain with live music. The "Jazzy Juggler" will wow the crowd while naturalists will show live animals and share tricks for identifying and understanding animals and plants in Northern Virginia. At Arlington County Central Library. At 1015 N. Quincy Street in Arlington.

Singles Dinner and Movie Night. 5 p.m. At Rock Bottom Brewery in the Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, followed by movies at Regal Ballston Common 12. Cost of $30 includes dinner and movie. RSVP required. Sponsored by New Beginnings, a support group for separated/divorced men and women. Call 301-924-4101 or visit

Game Night. 5:30-8 p.m. Fun, food and games. At Bethel United Church of Christ, 4347 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-528-0937 or visit the Web site at

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 7

<cal2>"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs." 2 p.m. Rated PG, 90 minutes. At the Shirlington Branch Library.

<cal1>Monday/Feb. 8

<cal2>Theology on Tap. 7 p.m. gather; 7:30 p.m. talk followed by questions. The goal is to provide a forum for young adults to learn about and discuss their faith in a relaxing social setting. (Must be age 21). At Pat Troy's Ireland's Own, 111 North Pitt Street, Alexandria. Call 703-549-4535.

Author Event: "Ring of Fire" by Alessandra Gelmi. 7 p.m. Her latest collection of poetry, "Ring of Fire" won first prize in its genre from the National Federation of Press Women. At the Shirlington Branch Library.

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 9

<cal2>"Rooms With a View." 6-8 p.m. Synetic Theatre will offer sultry scenes from "Antony and Cleopatra" and WSC will give a sneak peak at its version of Moliere’s "The Miser," followed by a lively conversation on leadership in the arts with the two artistic directors. At the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent Street, Rosslyn. Call 703-582-6628 or email

Swing Dancing. 9-11 p.m. Admission is $10. With Scott Ramminger and the Crawstickers, which plays swing, R&B, blues, soul, rock, funk, jazz, and a little bit of twang. At the Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 10

<cal2>"In Love We Trust" (Zou You) (2007). Free. A divorced couple learns that the only way to save their daughter, who suffers from a blood disease, is to have another child. Both now remarried, they are forced to test their love and commitment to one another by putting their current relationships in danger. At the Shirlington Branch Library World Cinema Spotlight. Call 703-228-6545.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 13

<cal2>Potomac Jazz Project. With Lena Seikaly. At Extra Virgin Lounge in Shirlington Village.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 12

<cal2>City Choir of Washington. 8 p.m. Free. The program features the Duruflé Requiem, Poulenc’s Litanies of the Black Virgin and Prayer of St. Francis, and Hymn to the Sun by Lili Boulanger. Guest organist Paul Skevington will accompany the City Choir on the Cathedral’s majestic 3054 –pipe organ. A reception will follow. Presents "The Sounds of France, an evening of French music in the Saint Thomas More Cathedral, 3901 Cathedral Lane, Arlington. Call 703-524-2815

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 14

<cal2>"Getting your Rose Garden Ready for Spring." 2 p.m. Presented by Joe Mirilovich, Rose Expert of the Arlington Rose Foundation. Free admission, door prizes, refreshments and an opportunity to order discount products for your rose garden. Event is upstairs at Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Call Pam Powers at 703-371-9351.

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 16

<cal2>Swing Dancing. 9-11 p.m. Admission is $10. With the Nighthawks. At the Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 17

<cal2>POESIS. 7–9 p.m. Free. Hosted by Simki Ghebremichael, will feature Teri Ellen Cross and Kathi Morrison-Taylor, accompanied by Shep Williams on keyboard and Curly Robinson on drums. Open mike follows. Pentagon City Borders, 1201 South Hayes Street, Arlington. (Pentagon City metro). Call 703-418-0166.

<cal1>Feb. 18-20

<cal2>Lions Fund-Raiser. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Northwest Arlington Lions Charities Fundraiser. Fresh Florida Citrus, pure Vermont Maple Syrup, and Pecans for sale at the Overlee Pool lower parking lot, 6030 Lee Highway. Call 703-243-7938.

<cal1>Feb. 18-March 13

<cal2>"Chumbale" — Every Love Bird Needs a Nest. By Oscar Viale (Argentina). Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Saturday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25/regular, $20/students and seniors. At Teatro de la Luna. At the Gunston Arts Center - Theater Two, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. Call 703-548-3092;

<cal1>Feb. 19-Mar. 7

<cal2>"Once on this Island." Chalice Theatre in partnership with The Keegan Theatre presents this Caribbean-themed musical with a multi-generational cast that earned eight Tony nominations. Story is based on The Little Mermaid legend. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m., additional matinee performance Saturday March 6 at 3 p.m. At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. $20 per ticket, $15 for students and seniors. For tickets, call 703-892-0202 ext. 6.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 20

<cal2>Potomac Jazz Project. With Lena Seikaly. At Extra Virgin Lounge in Shirlington Village.

Country Western Dance. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association. Kat Fanelli will be the DJ and will also teach the "Crazy Legs" line dance beginning at 7:30 p.m., and Linda Bloyer will teach the "McGraw Stroll" couples specialty dance at 8 p.m. Open dancing is from 8:30-11 p.m. and includes Two Step, Waltz, line, Swing, Cha Cha, and specialty dances. Admission is $10 for NVCWDA members, $12 for non-members, and $5 for ages 16-20 with student ID. At Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Visit or call the hot line 703-860-4941

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 21

<cal2>Kidsave Summer Miracles. 1-2:30 p.m. Attend info session to learn about helping/hosting orphans this summer. At the Arlington Central Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. RSVP to or 202-280-6331.

Benefit Concert. 4-6 p.m. Organized by Eric Lusby, age, 9, to benefit children in rural Senegal. Will include musical performances by children. Eric Lusby is a student at Arlington Traditional Elementary School and a piano student with Danielle Dotson who teaches in Arlington at Rock Spring Church. At Community Praise Center Church, 1400 Russell Road, Alexandria. Visit E-mail

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 23

<cal2>Author Event: "K Blows Top" by former Washington Post Writer Peter Carlson. 7 p.m. At the Arlington Central Library Auditorium.

"Rooms With a View." 6 p.m. TV journalist Gordon Peterson and POLITICO's Assistant Editor Jeanne Cummings, discuss the challenges facing President Obama as he enters the second year of his presidency. Leadership in political journalism will be part of their talk at the Boeing Conference Center at 1200 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-582-6628 or email

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 24

<cal2>Film: "Revolution '67" [2007]. 6:30 p.m. Not Rated, 90 minutes. Focuses on the black urban riots of the 1960s. At the Shirlington Branch Library.

<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 25

<cal2>Author Event: "On Hallowed Ground: The Story of Arlington National Cemetery" by Robert M. Poole. 7 p.m. At the Arlington Central Library Auditorium.

<cal1>Friday, Feb. 26

<cal2>Sinfully Sweet Wine & Chocolate Pairing. 7-8:30 p.m. Artfully Chocolate Kingsbury Confections (ACKC) make a decadent splash at Morton’s in Crystal City for an evening of desserts and fine wine, sans the guilt. Cost is $45/guest. At Morton's Steakhouse, 1750 Crystal Drive, Arlington. Contact Kim Christensen at 703-418-1444 or

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 27

<cal2>Potomac Jazz Project. With Lena Seikaly. At Extra Virgin Lounge in Shirlington Village.

The Mandoleers Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. A concert of love songs, waltzes, war tunes, classics, and more! Oldest U.S. mandolin chamber orchestra (circa 1923), Conductor David A. Ruppert. Charming community orchestra renditions from bygone years. At Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving Street, Arlington. Free will offering.

Family Fishing Workshop. 2-3:30 p.m. Participants will learn about the different aspects of recreational fishing, such as fishing rules, good fishing locations, techniques and different types of equipment and bait. At Gulf Branch Nature Center. Go to and search "Fishing."

<cal1>March 3-27

<cal2>G-40: The Summit will occupy 80,000 square feet of exhibit space with five floors. Each floor will have 10-30 featured artists who will activate the space with murals and installations, setting the mood for their state. Sponsored by The Crystal City BID, Art Whino and Vornado. Hours are: Wednesdays & Thursdays: 5-10 p.m.; Fridays: 5 p.m.-12 a.m.; Saturdays: 12 p.m. -12 a.m.; Sundays: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Mondays and Tuesdays: Closed. Held at 223 23rd St., Arlington. Contact Abbey Franke at or at 202-362-1444.

<cal1>March 5-April 11

<cal2>"The Light in the Piazza." Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $74. Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at 202-488-3300. At Arena Stage in Crystal City, 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington.

<cal1>Friday/March 12

<cal2>Wisconsin Lutheran Choir. 8 p.m. The choir will present a diverse, mostly a capella program of sacred and secular choral works in original languages. At St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Falls Church, 7426 Idylwood Road, Falls Church. Call 703-534-1719.

<cal1>Saturday/March 13

<cal2>Casino Night and Charity Auction. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $85/person; $725 for table of 10. Sponsored by the Arrow Foundation of the Northern Virginia Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi. At Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Tickets may be purchased and donations made online at Click on Arrow Foundation.

<cal1>March 13, 20

<cal2>American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Cost is $110. This course is ideal for anyone who is employed or participates in recreational activities in wilderness or remote areas where emergency care may be delayed. At the Arlington Chapter of the National Capital Region, 4333 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-527-3010, Ext. 736 or contact

<cal1>Thursday/March 18

<cal2>"Rooms With a View." 6 p.m. Former Arlington County Manager-turned International City Managers Association Executive Ron Carlee and DNC Senior Advisor Larry Roberts team up on the topic at the CEB’s Waterview Conference Center at 1919 N. Lynn Street. Call 703-582-6628 or email