Thursday, March 29
Georgia Nassikas: “Elemental” exhibit, encaustic artworks. 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Monday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.torpedofactory.org.
“Large and Little” ceramics exhibit, by the Ceramic Guild. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, Studio 19, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-6288 or www.torpedofactory.org.
“The Wired Photography” exhibit, works embellished by an Adobe Photoshop computer process, by Ron Cogswell. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Cherrydale Library, 2190 Military Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-525-9275.
“Blueprint America” film, a PBS report on regional economic development and transit policy, followed by a panel discussion featuring John McClain of the Center for Regional Analysis and Erich Zimmermann of Taxpayers for Common Sense. 7:30 p.m., George Mason University, School of Public Policy, auditorium, 3301 Fairfax Dr., Arlington. 571-480-3883 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Play” art exhibit, “Play: An Interactive Exhibit,” whimsical mixed-media works by Art League members. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Monday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.torpedofactory.org.
Seniors line dancing, for age 55 and older. 10 a.m. Thursdays, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-6300.
Juried artists exhibit, ceramics, textiles, jewelry and more. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (reception, 2-4 p.m. Saturday), Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4, or www.torpedofactory.org.
AARP income-tax preparation help, for low- and moderate-income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, sponsored by AARP. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays, through April 17, Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 888-687-2277 or www.aarp.org/taxaide.
Arlington Artists Alliance art show with artist talks. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. Free. 202-624-3611 or www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org.
Del Ray’s 1992-2012 art exhibit, featuring members’ best works then and now. Noon-6 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.
“The Garden Path” exhibit,by members of the Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region. Noon-4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, through April 29. Gallery talk, 4 p.m. this Saturday, the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.
Photographs of Northern Virginia suburbs,“Night and Day” exhibit by Everitt Clark. 4-11 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, Artisphere, mezzanine, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.
“Green Fire” conservationist film, “Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time.” 7 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-354-5093.
“I Am Because We Are” film, by Nathan Rissman, about orphans in the African country of Malawi who have lost parents and siblings to AIDS. 7-8:30 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702.
“Contra sonic” dancing, contra dancing with music by DJ Improper. Dance class, 7:30 p.m.; dancing, 8:30 p.m., Artisphere, ballroom, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $6-$8. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.
U.S. Army Strings concert, 7:30 p.m., Fort Myer, Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-696-3399.
“Brother Russia,” a rock musical about Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin performed by a Russian troupe. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday. For regular performances through April 15, visit the Web site. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $62-$86. 703-820-9771 or www.signature-theatre.org.
“On the Waterfront,” American Century Theater performs Budd Schulberg’s play about violence and corruption in the New York dock area. Preview, 8 p.m. Thursday; opens, 8 p.m. Friday; show, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays (no matinee this Saturday), 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through April 28, Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. This Wednesday, pay what you can; other performances, $17-$35; age 18 and younger, free. 703-998-4555 or www.americancentury.org.
Friday, March 30