Entertainment Calendar: Arlington

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

Ongoing

Art Installation: Linny Giffin. Through mid-September at Central Place Plaza, 1800 N. Lynn St. Linny Giffin has been working on Central Place Plaza on her latest masterpiece: an installation of 800 silk leaves that will hang from the glass pergola. Giffin made eight different types of leaves in orange, yellow and blue to be used for this project. She spent two weeks painting them, and then affixed wire to each one to facilitate hanging. Visit www.rosslynva.org/feature/one-place-at-a-time for more.

Senior Olympics. The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics features more than 60 events that challenge the mind as well as the body. New games this year: jigsaw puzzle and line-dancing. The public is invited, free of charge, to all NVSO events. The games run Sept. 14-28. There will be no on-site registration for participants. Visit www.nvso.us.

Outdoor Zumba. Wednesdays, through Sept. 25, 12:30 p.m. in the Courtyard at 2121 Crystal Drive. The Crystal City BID, Sport and Health fitness club and JBG SMITH invite you to join them for free midday Zumba in the courtyard of 2121 Crystal Drive on Wednesdays. Zumba fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program for all to enjoy. Free. Call 703-412-9430 or visit www.crystalcity.org/do/outdoor-zumba-2018 for more.

Solo Painting Exhibition: Draftsman 2019. Through Sept. 30, gallery hours at Gallery Underground, 2100 Crystal Drive, Suite 2120-A. Draftsman 2019 is the solo painting exhibition for the month of September of Arlington Artists Alliance member and T.C. Williams graduate Barry Barnett Keith. Free. Visit galleryunderground.org or call 571-483-0652.

Art Exhibit: Frictional Harmony. Through Oct. 12, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at The Barry Gallery, in the Reinsch Library at Marymount, 2807 North Glebe Road. Marymount University’s Barry Gallery presents “Frictional Harmony,” a solo exhibition of Stephanie Lane’s paintings, drawings, and mixed media work. Admission is free. Visit www.marymount.edu/barrygallery or email bgallery@marymount.edu.

Art Exhibit : Neuro Blooms. Through Oct. 19, gallery hours at Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. Neuro Blooms is a project by Leslie Holt that includes mixed media art and community events intended to spark curiosity and conversations about the causes and stigmatizing myths of mental illness. Images are based on brain PET scans of people experiencing different mental health conditions. Visit www.uucava.org or call 703-892-2565. Visit www.uucava.org or call 703-892-2565.

Fridays at the Fountain. Fridays, through Oct. 25, 5-9 p.m. at The Stand at the Crystal City Water Park, 1601 Crystal Drive. Fridays at the Fountain is a seasonal pop-up beer garden set within the Crystal City Water Park, featuring food, drink and a rotating lineup of live music from local bands and musicians. Free to attend; selection of food available for purchase. Call 703-412-9430 or visit www.crystalcity.org/do/fridays-at-the-fountain for more.

Art Exhibit: Lumistory. Through Oct. 26, Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. at Fred Schnider Gallery of Art, 888 N Quincy St. #102. Melanie Kehoss’ cut paper light boxes explore the origins of cultural phenomena, from cuisine, to mourning, to social media. This solo show will include the public debut of five works, an installation about the history of sugar, and more. Free. Visit www.fredschnidergalleryofart.com or call 703-841-9404.

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/Sept. 12

Local History Preserved: NOVA Parks. 7-9 p.m. at Reinsch Library Auditorium, Marymount University, 2807 N Glebe Road. The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NOVA Parks) system owns some of the most important historic sites in the region. NOVA Parks Chairman Mike Nardolilli will discuss the creation of NOVA Parks 60 years ago and the history that can be found in the three parks in Arlington. Free. Visit arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org/events/the-local-history-nova-parks-preserve/ or call 703-942-9247.

Friday/Sept. 13

Great Big Romance Read. 6:30 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. Across the country, romance enthusiasts will be reading The Lady's Guide To Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite. Join the One More Page Romance Team for a wine tasting and book discussion. Purchase the book to read in advance and join in. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Friday-Sunday/Sept. 13-15

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. The Arlington Players’ present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. This nine-time Tony-nominated musical tells the tale of Belle, a girl from a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. Can the two learn to love each other in time? $15-$25. Visit www.thearlingtonplayers.org.

Saturday/Sept. 14

Wakefield Tag Day. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in Arlington. Wakefield’s neighbors can expect a knock on their door from a pair of WHS music students, representing the band, choir and orchestra. Donations can connect the musical resources of our DC/NoVA area with the vocal and instrumental talent of our students. All donations received will be divided evenly between the band, choir, and orchestra programs at Wakefield High School. Visit

wakefieldband.org/tag-day to donate.

NVSO Opening Ceremonies. 9-9:30 a.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 South 2nd St., Arlington. Join the fun and cheer for athletes at the opening ceremonies of Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, featuring the carrying of the NVSO Olympic torch, Color Guard presentation and recognition of County officials and patrons. The public is invited, free of charge, to all NVSO events. For more information about events throughout Northern Virginia during the competition, Sept. 14-28, call 703-228-4721, go to www.nvso.us or email nvso1982@gmail.com.

Ribbon Cutting Celebration. 11 a.m. at Gunston park, 1401 28th St. South. Celebrate the reopening of Gunston Diamond Field. Funded in part by a generous donation from the Arlington Sports Foundation and the Diamond Field Fund, the project involved converting the natural turf field into a synthetic turf field. Other enhancements include lighting, fencing, site furnishings and landscaping. Food trucks will be on site selling delicious tacos and ice cream.There will also be youth baseball games before and after the ceremony. Visit arlingtonva.us and search “Gunston Diamond Field.”

MONA Social. 11 a.m. in The Plaza at Ballston Quarter. Mothers of North Arlington (MONA), a local network of families with over 2,000 members, is partnering with the newly redeveloped Ballston Quarter to host monthly events. MONA socials are free and open to the public on the second Saturday of each month. Socials offer an opportunity for families with young kids to get together for an hour, while the kids are entertained by popular, local entertainers. Visit www.BallstonQuarter.com/Events.

Organic Vegetable Garden Pepper Fest. 1-4 p.m. at Organic Vegetable Garden at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 Marcey Road. Sample the many kinds of peppers grown and tour the garden. Extension Master Gardeners will answer questions about growing peppers and other beloved summer crops. They will also cover topics such as composting, soil preparation, seed selection, protecting crops from insects and animals, and ideas for the Fall garden. Free. Questions? Telephone 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com. To reserve a spot, visit mgnv.org/public-education-events/vce-horticulture-programs-registration/.

Sunday/Sept. 15

Glencarlyn Library Community Garden AutumnFest. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, 300 South Kensington St. Educational presentations include 11 a.m. with “Grow Your Own Herbal Teas,” 11 a.m.; “Succulents for Small Spaces,” noon; and “Container Gardening Made Simple,” 1 p.m. AutumnFest also offers native and other plants perfect for fall planting; autumnal décor; the opportunity to consult with Extension Master Gardeners, Tree Stewards and Audubon at Home Ambassadors; a chance to visit the Colonial Ball-Sellers House; vendors selling hand-made pots, hand-crafted jewelry, reusable recycled bags and herbal treats with recipes to try at home. Free. Questions? Contact Extension Master Gardeners at telephone 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com.

Author Event: Eggerz, Stephens and Rollins. 3 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. Join local writers Solveig Eggerz, Alice Stephens, and Leslie M. Rollins as they discuss their books, their writing, and their strong, fascinating, complex female characters. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Tuesday/Sept. 17

Community Event: Housing. 5-7 p.m. at 3100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 200. The Alliance for Housing Solutions invites the community to join them for drinks, networking, and a conversation with fourth-generation Arlingtonian and author Wilma Jones. Jones's book, “My Halls Hill Family: More than a Neighborhood.” This free event is open to anyone who is curious about housing affordability and the history of Arlington. RSVPs are not required but will help planning for food and drinks. RSVP to ahstaff@allianceforhousingsolutions.org.

Wednesday/Sept. 18

Movie Screening: The Economics of Happiness. 6:30 p.m. (doors); 7:30-9:30 (film and discussion). With globalization increasing and corporations expanding their hold on power, what can people to show they want a decrease in globalization and re-regulation on trade and finance? Join EcoAction Arlington at a movie screening that shows demonstrates how. $5-$10. Visit www.ecoactionarlington.org.

Thursday/Sept. 19

Floral Design. 11 a.m.-noon at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Road. Rock Spring Garden Club will host Arlene Steward, Life Judge and award winning floral designer, to create floral designs. Arlene will demonstrate techniques for constructing types of floral arrangements. Free. Visit www.rockspringgardenclub.com for more.

Author Event: Frank Miniter. 6-8 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton – The Ambassador Room, Pentagon City, 1250 S. Hayes St. Frank Miniter: author of The Ultimate Man's Survival Guide to the Workplace, a colorful guide to surviving the modern office. The author series is complimentary to the public and gives attendees the opportunity to meet and purchase the authors book, along with a cash bar. RSVP at tinyurl.com/y5n8hb6v.

YA Author Panel. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. One More Page will host a Young Adult author panel featuring Laura E. Weymouth, Lauren Spieller, and Anna Bright. The Beholder, a debut novel by One More Page’s own Bright, is a Summer 2019 Kids Indie Next List pick. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Friday-Sunday/Sept. 20-22

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m.; Saturday, 8 p.m. (ASL interpreted); Sunday, 3 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. The Arlington Players’ present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. This nine-time Tony-nominated musical tells the tale of Belle, a girl from a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. Can the two learn to love each other in time? $15-$25. Visit www.thearlingtonplayers.org.

Saturday/Sept. 21

The Edible Oasis: Permaculture Ideas for Small Urban Yards. 10 a.m.-noon at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Learn to grow vegetables, fruits, nuts, and herbs to produce food now and for many years to come – while reducing annual labor and investment. Basic permaculture concepts and designs will transform a small urban yard – or a tiny slice of it – into a mini-food forest. Free. Advance registration requested at mgnv.org. Questions? Telephone 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com.

Encore Fall Open House. 10 a.m.-noon at Encore Stage & Studio, 4000 Lorcom Lane. Encore Stage & Studio invites families in the community to its Fall Education Open House. Students will experience 30-minute class samplers of Encore’s various theatre classes. Parents and students will have the opportunity to meet teaching artists and Encore staff, as well as register for Early and Late Fall classes. Free. Families must register online to reserve space for the open house classes at www.encorestage.org or by calling 703-548-1154.

International Coastal Cleanup. 10 a.m.-noon at Barcroft Park, 4200 S. Four Mile Run Drive. Join EcoAction Arlington at their annual fall cleanup as they pick up trash from area waterways and collect important data about litter. Free. Visit ecoactionarlington.org or call 703-228-6427 for more. Register at www.ecoactionarlington.org/registration-international-coastal-cleanup/.

Author Event: Amy Stewart. 3 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. Join One More Page in welcoming New York Times bestselling author Amy Stewart in celebration of the latest book in the acclaimed Kopp Sisters series, Kopp Sisters On The March. Once again, Amy Stewart has brought a little-known moment in history to light with her fearless and funny Kopp sisters novels. Stewart is also author of six nonfiction books, including The Drunken Botanist and Wicked Plants. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Saturdays/Sept. 21-Oct. 26

All That Jazz. 11 a.m.-noon at the Arlington County Cultural Affairs Building, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. All That Jazz is a kid's dance class open to ages 6-11. This energetic and varied class includes warm-ups and combinations to discover ways to bring character and imagination to theatrical performance. $105. Visit www.janefranklin.com/classes or call 703-933-1111.

Sept. 21-Dec. 22

Art Exhibit: Borrowed from Dust. Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. (or by appointment) at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Arlington Arts Center presents Borrowed from Dust, a solo exhibition of new work by AAC resident artist Marissa Long. This exhibition is Long’s first solo show in AAC’s Wyatt Resident Artists Gallery. Borrowed from Dust is a meditation on memory, loss, and impermanence. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, 6-9 p.m. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or call 703-248-6800.

Regional Biennial: Assembly 2019. Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. (or by appointment) at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Arlington Arts Center is pleased to announce Assembly 2019, AAC’s inaugural regional biennial. This new exhibition program will explore current material and conceptual trends among artists in the region, and will feature work by young and emerging artists alongside new work by artists with longstanding connections to the Mid-Atlantic region and its art scenes. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, 6-9 p.m. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or call 703-248-6800.

Sunday/Sept. 22

Author Event: Libby Mcnamee. 2-4 p.m. at Ball-Sellers House, 5620 3rd St. South. Libby McNamee wrote a historical novel about young Susanna’s ride to save Lafayette from the British, "Susanna's Midnight Ride." What better place to learn about the heroism of a young girl in the Revolutionary War than the oldest house in Arlington? Bring the family and a blanket or lawn chairs. Sweet colonial-era treats and beverages. Books available for purchase. Call 703-942-9247 or visit arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org/events/author-event-libby-mcnamee-author-of-susannas-midnight-ride-the-girl-who-won-the-revolutionary-war/.

Book and Memorabilia Sale. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. Experience the Second Annual Civil War Book & Memorabilia Sale featuring authors, artifacts, books and memorabilia items. Admission $5 per person. Contact Frank Stringfellow Camp Commander Bud Mayo at mayo5304@cox.net or 703-389-1505 for vendor information.

Monday/Sept. 23

Author Event: Kit Chapman. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. Award-winning science journalist and broadcaster Kit Chapman shares from his new book, Superheavy: Making and Breaking the Periodic Table, an in-depth look at how elements are discovered, why they matter and where they will take us. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Landscaping Techniques and Native Plants for Wet Sites. 7-8:30 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road. Learn about landscaping techniques, appropriate native plants, and local resources to help address the effects of soggy conditions in a yard. This event is offered by Extension Master Gardeners. Free. Advance registration requested at mgnv.org. Questions? Telephone 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com.

Tuesday/Sept. 24

Crafts Night. 6:30 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. Join One More Page for Crafts Night. Get that creative thought process going or bring a project already in progress. This is a casual event with space and good company while working on a masterpiece or trying something new. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Sept. 24-Nov. 3

On Stage: Escaped Alone. At Signature Theatre 4200 Campbell Ave. Four charming women sit in an English garden enjoying afternoon tea – with a side of terrors, large and small. Escaped Alone is a play many will want to talk about after they have seen it, and a lovely cup of tea is just the ticket to warm up a good conversation outside the ARK Theatre after each performance. See performance dates, specialty shows and extras at www.sigtheatre.org.

Wednesday/Sept. 25

Author Event: Jamie Mason. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. Jamie Mason shares from her latest thriller, The Hidden

Things, a hair-raising, atmospheric thriller inspired by the real-life unsolved theft of a 17th-century painting. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Thursday/Sept. 26

Registration Deadline: 5K/One-Mile Fundraiser. Book It For Books 5K/One-Mile Run, sponsored by Reading is Fundamental of Northern Virginia, will raise funds to provide books for deserving NOVA children. Open to serious and fun runners and walkers, families, school teams, children in strollers, etc. Wear a literary character costume to add to the fun. Race takes place Saturday, Oct. 12, 9-10 a.m. at Bluemont Park, 329 N. Manchester St. $35/5K runners; $30/5K under 17; $20 walkers; kids

teams/family rates available. Email bookitforbooks@gmail.com or visit www.rifnova.org.

Friday-Sunday/Sept. 27-29

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. The Arlington Players’ present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. This nine-time Tony-nominated musical tells the tale of Belle, a girl from a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. Can the two learn to love each other in time? $15-$25. Visit www.thearlingtonplayers.org.

Saturday/Sept. 28

Fall Native Plant Sale. 1-4 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Selection of plants for purchase are accustomed to local climate and wildlife. Gorgeous natives for sun to shade, and even deer-resistant plants. See the order form for more information. Pre-order favorite plants today. Preorders accepted through 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18. On the Day of the sale, there will be a wider selection at Long Branch Nature Center. Call 703-228-6535 or visit longbranch@arlingtonva.us.

Wednesday/Oct. 2

Author Event: Dean Reuter. 6-8 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton – The Ambassador Room, Pentagon City, 1250 S. Hayes St. Dean Reuter is co-author of The Hidden Nazi: The Untold Story of America's Deal with the Devil. A true story about General Hans Kammler, who was responsible for the construction of Hitler’s slave labor sites and concentration camps. The author series is complimentary to the public and gives attendees the opportunity to meet and purchase the authors book, along with a cash bar. RSVP at tinyurl.com/y5fwffc7.

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.

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