What's going on in Falls Church and beyond this week? Let's take a look:
Monday, Sept. 16
Freedom Theatre performs South African drama “The Island” at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Georgetown University’s Davis Performing Arts Center, 37th and O streets, NW. The cost is $15, $12 for seniors, $7 for students. 202-687-2787.
Tuesday, Sept. 17
Drink up and join the Arlington Food Assistance Center in taking action to fight hunger in the community. From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Falls Church, 6363 Seven Corners Center, 20 percent of the proceeds will benefit AFAC. The event includes a raffle and live music. 703-534-3342.
Sign the U.S. Constitution. A National Park Service ranger dressed in Colonial attire discusses the U.S. Constitution and invites visitors to sign a copy with a quill pen. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Memorial, 900 Ohio Dr., SW, Washington. Free. 202-438-9667.
Catch a showing of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.” Tom Stoppard directed this film version based on his play. 6 p.m., Georgetown Library, 3260 R St., NW, Washington. Free. 202-727-0232.
Teens can learn about earning volunteer hours at the Falls Church library this fall at the Teen Volunteer Orientation for ages 12-18. Registration required for the 7 p.m. event. Call 703-248-5034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
Classical Music. Serbian flutist Andjela Bratic and Serbian pianist Jasna Popovic perform at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage at 6 p.m. Free. The Kennedy Center is located at 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600.
Speak and Spell. Virginia’s own Sen. Tim Kaine and Rep. Gerry Connolly will take the stage along with other lawmakers and journalists in that most American of showdowns – the spelling bee. Howard Fineman from the Huffington Post and Major Garrett from CBS News are some of the journalist contestants. $25 at 8 p.m., 529 14thSt., NW, 13th Floor, Washington. 202-662-7500.
Thursday, Sept. 19
Stretch out with pilates in the park. Bring a mat Thursdays through Oct. 10 to Farragut Square, 17th and K streets, NW. Free. 5:30 p.m. 202-463-3400.
Catch a film screening about a local graffiti artist, “The Legend of Cool ‘Disco’ Dan.” Graffiti historian and author Roger Gastman hosts the event. He will also discuss graffiti and its roots in New York and Philadelphia. 6:30-8:45 p.m., S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington. $25. 202-633-3030.
Get dirty by cleaning up. Volunteer in the Ocean Conservancy’s 28th Annual International Coastal Cleanup this weekend at Oronoco Bay Park in concert with the City of Alexandria. The annual statewide event helps clean waterways and collect data about trash and litter. Volunteers meet at the end of Madison Street near the Rowing Clubhouse in Old Town. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Volunteers should RSVP by Sept.19 to email@example.com. Registration also will occur at the end of Madison Street Saturday morning.
Enjoy a reading from “I Am Venus,” a new historical novel from Georgetown University professor Bárbara Mujica, whose novel “Frida” about artist Frida Kahlo was an international bestseller. Her new novel re-imagines the life and loves of Baroque Spanish painter Diego Velázquez. 7 p.m., Bethesda Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, Md.
Friday, Sept. 20
The Old Town Boutique District in Old Town Alexandria is holding its 6th annual Scavenger Hunt. From Friday toSunday, visit all of the Old Town Boutique District stores and get your passport stamped to receive a swag bag and a chance to win prizes. oldtownboutiquedistrict.com
The McLean branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its 44th used book sale Fridaythrough Sunday at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. in McLean, Va. 703-527-4206.