Barbara Walters, the most important woman in the history of broadcast journalism, will visit Costco Wholesale in Pentagon City on May 9 as part of her nationwide book tour for her new memoir, Audition. Walters will be signing copies of her book for Costco members beginning at 12 pm. In Audition Walters writes with candor about her private life and professional career, reflecting on the choices she has made, the work she has done, the people she has met, the heartbreak she has faced, and the challenges she has coped with and overcome. The first printing for Audition has been set at 550,000 copies, and an exclusive excerpt from the book will appear in Vanity Fair magazine. The event is open to Costco members only and will be held at Costco Wholesale, 1200 South Fern St. in Arlington.
May 9 – June
Constellationc Theatre Company at 601 S. Clark Street in Crystal City presents an Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Orestes and the Furies in the ultimate story of love, sacrifice, justice and revenge. Powerful visual imagery, live music and a cast of 27 bring this epic Greek trilogy to life in one spectacular evening of theatre. For tickets and show information, visit www.constell
The City Of Alexandria invites the public to participate in charting the Citys environmental future at the Eco-City Summit at T. C. Williams High School, on Saturday, May 10. This Summit, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., is part of the Citys Eco-City Alexandria Initiative. The Eco-City Summit will address the development of the Citys first Eco-City Charter, which outlines the guiding principles and foundation for the Citys environmental vision and future. The Summit will provide residents with opportunities to provide feedback, input, and discussion on the Citys draft Eco-City Charter; and to assist in the creation of a draft Environmental Action Plan, which will include concrete environmental actions the City will carry out over the next 10 to 20 years. Mayor Robert Bob Harvey from Waitakere, New Zealand, a pioneer in the field of environmental awareness and community sustainability, will serve as the Summits keynote speaker. Local elected officials, city businesses, and civic organizations will also participate and have the opportunity to share ideas, strategies, and areas of interest for the overall sustainable future of the City. Residents interested in attending RSVP at Eco-CitySummit@alexandriava.govEco-CitySummit@alexandriava.gov.
Crystal City Bid Is Sponsoring Bike To Work Day Stop by their pit stop located at the Waterpark at 15th and Crystal Drive for a little relaxation, coffee, and morning treats. Join thousands of area commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work! Washington Area Bicyclist Association and Commuter Connections invite you to try bicycling to work as an alternative to solo driving. Help the Washington region become a better place to ride. Bike to Work Day is a FREE event and open to all area commuters. To register visit www.waba.org.
June 6-July 13
Arena Stage presents The Mystery Of Irmavep On a dark and stormy night, Lady Enid (newly married to the controversial Lord Edgar) arrives at an estate under the spell of his deceased first wife and haunted by something thats prowling the moors. She quickly encounters a werewolf, a vampire, an Egyptian princess and the mystery of Irma Vep, whose portrait hangs over the fireplace. With dozens of lightning-fast changes, Brad Oscar (Tony-nominated on Broadway for The Producers) and J. Fred Shiffman (She Loves Me, Cabaret) portray all the characters men, women and monsters – in a gender-bending tour-de-farce. Arena Stage is located at 1800 S. Bell Street in Crystal City. Call 202-488-3300. Ticket Prices vary. For times and show tickets, visit www.arenastage.org.
Arlington& Alexandria Community Bike Ride, sponsored by Arlington County, City of Alexandria, Mountain Atlantic and the Washington Area Bicyclists Association. Grab family and friends and bring em all out to the Arlington & Alexandria Community Bike Ride on Saturday, June 7. This non-competitive riding event is designed for families and people of all ages and will give you a fun, first-hand view of some of the best trails, bike routes and facilities the region has to offer! The day will conclude with music and family fun activities.