Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia


Al Petteway and Amy White perform Friday at Franklin Park on Friday. (Al Petteway)
April 24, 2013
THU 25

After-Work Jazz + Mixer The Sarah Hughes Trio provides the jazz music, featuring Hughes on alto saxophone. 5:30-8 p.m. Artisphere, Town Hall, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-875-1100. www.artisphere.com. Free.

“The Personal(s)” A married couple attempting to reconnect goes on a series of blind dates in No Rules Theatre Company’s bittersweet comedy. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. The show continues through May 18. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. norulestheatre.org. $10-$40.

FRI 26

Junior Brown The singer with the double-necked “guit-steel” guitar released an EP album, “Volume Ten,” in 2012. With Sturgill Simpson. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $25.

“Six Degrees of Separation” Port City Playhouse presents a comedy about a young con artist who insinuates himself into the lives of a group of wealthy New Yorkers. Friday and Tuesday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. Through May 4. The Lab at Convergence, 1819 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. 703-838-2880. 703-998-6260. www.portcityplayhouse.org. $16-$18.

“The Magic Flute” Mason Opera, George Mason University School of Music’s opera company, gives Mozart’s opera an Egyptian theme. Sung in German with English dialogue. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m. George Mason University, Harris Theater, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 888-945-2468. cfa.gmu.edu. $20, seniors and students $15.

Al Petteway and Amy White The duo offers a blend of styles including Celtic- and Appalachian-influenced music. Their concerts feature acoustic guitar, mandolin, Celtic harp, piano, banjo, lap dulcimer and vocals. 8 p.m. Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. www.franklinparkartscenter.org. $15, seniors and students $12.

Robbie Schaefer The guitarist from Eddie From Ohio performs contemporary folk music in a solo concert. With Jake Armerding. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-938-2404. www.wolftrap.org. $20.

SAT 27

Fairfax Civil War Day Tour the Historic Blenheim House (c. 1859), watch living history portrayals and see exhibits on Civil War medicine and railroads, slave life, women’s fashions, 19th-century education and blacksmithing. Free parking and shuttle from Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-591-0560. www.fairfaxva.gov. $5, age 12 and younger $3.

“Murder at the Ol’ Brogue” StageCoach Theatre Company’s dinner theater production is a murder mystery that centers on an Irish pub. 7 p.m. Loudoun Valley Vineyards, 38516 Charlestown Pike, Waterford. 571-477-9444. www.stagecoachtc.com. $48 includes dinner and show. Wine sold separately.

The Master Singers of Virginia This mixed a cappella ensemble, under the direction of Erik Reid Jones, will close its season with a concert featuring Knut Nystedt’s “The Word Became Flesh,” Eric Whitacre’s “Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine” and Aaron Copland’s “Four Motets.” Saturday at 7 p.m. St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St., Leesburg. The group will give a second concert Sunday at 7 p.m., at Our Savior’s Way Lutheran Church, 43115 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn. 703-829-6782. www.msva.org. $25, seniors and students $20.

“As You Like It” The Acting Company presents Shakespeare’s comedy about lovers and mistaken identity. 8 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $24-$40.

Dancin’ Unlimited Jazz Dance Company “Dancin’ on Broadway and Beyond” features signature songs and dances from Broadway musicals and contemporary concert jazz dance. 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. www.franklinparkartscenter.org. www.jazz-dance-show.us. $18, students $15.

SUN 28

“Eyewitness to War” To honor its historical past, Mount Zion Historic Park is hosting a series of Civil War-era events that include tours of the Mount Zion Old School Baptist Church and cemetery, Union medical impressions and a display of Civil War graffiti. 1-5 p.m. Mt. Zion Historic Park, 40309 John Mosby Hwy., Aldie. www.nvrpa.org. Free.

“Of Mice and Men” The Acting Companystages Steinbeck’s tragedy about two migrant workers chasing the American dream. 4 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $20-$40.

Fairfax Choral Society and Amadeus Orchestra concert The choral group joins the orchestra to perform the Washington area premiere of American composer Steve Dobrogosz’s “Requiem,” Rossini’s overture to “Il Signor Bruschino” and Stravinsky’s neoclassical “Pulcinella” suite. A reception will follow the concert. 4 p.m. St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-759-5334. www.amadeusconcerts.com. $30, students 17 and younger free.

“Cinderella” The Northern Virginia Youth Ballet performs the ballet based on the classic fairy tale to the music of Sergei Prokofiev. 5 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall , 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $20-$28.

MON 29

Potomac Nationals The P-Nats host the Carolina Mudcats at home for the next four games. Monday-May 2 at 7:05 p.m. G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium, 7 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge. 703-590-2311. www.potomacnationals.com. $9-$15, seniors, youth and military with ID $8-$10, age 5 and younger free.

TUE 30

Potomac Valley Watercolorists An exhibit of paintings by members of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists opens Tuesday. Reception May 5 from 1-3 p.m. Through June 24. Green Spring Gardens, Horticulture Center, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. 703-642-5173. www.greenspring.org. potomacvalleywatercolorists.org. Free.

U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” Chamber Music Series presents “20th Century Wind Classics and Beyond.” 7:30 p.m. Fort Myer, Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Rd., Arlington. 703-696-3399. www.usarmyband.com. Free.

WED 01

David Knopfler A founding member of Dire Straits, Knopfler now writes and produces his music for solo CDs. With Harry Bogdanovs. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $20.

Fourplay Bob James, Nathan East, Chuck Loeb and Harvey Mason make up the contemporary jazz quartet known as Fourplay. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $55.

Moenia This band from Mexico performs Latin, synth-pop and rock music. 8 p.m. State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300. www.thestatetheatre.com. $32, in advance $28.

— Compiled by Jean Mack from staff reports

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