Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia


The Breakfast Club, starring, clockwise from top, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy. (Universal Pictures/AFI/UNIVERSAL PICTURES/AFI)
May 15, 2013
THU 16

“Ghost-Writer” A dead writer’s stories continue as long as his secretary keeps typing. Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 5 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m. Through June 2. MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 800-494-8497. www.metrostage.org. $48-$55.

“No Man’s Land” A poet and a stranger debate life in this show performed by WSC Avant Bard. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. Through May 25. Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 703-418-4808. www.wscavantbard.org. $20-$35.

FRI 17

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival The Greater Reston Arts Center presents a juried outdoor street festival of more than 200 artists showing and selling their works, plus a children’s art area, live entertainment and more. Friday 5-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Reston Town Center Pavilion, 1818 Discovery St., Reston. 703-471-9242. www.restonarts.org. Free.

Voce Chamber Singers This choral concert features music with a summertime theme, including the summer section of Haydn’s “The Seasons,” with selections by Gershwin, Brubeck, Piazzolla and others. Friday at 7:30 p.m. (St. John Neumann Church, 11900 Lawyers Rd., Reston) and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon). 703-277-7772. www.voce.org/tickets. $25, seniors $20, ages 24 and younger $10; in advance $23, seniors $18, ages 24 and younger, $8.

SAT 18

Occoquan River Fest The Occoquan Watertrail League and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority are sponsoring a day of paddling, fishing, hiking, history tours, music and artists, with a water taxi service between the town of Occoquan and Occoquan Regional Park. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Occoquan Regional Park, 9751 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-690-2121. www.owlva.org. Free.

McLean Day 2013 The McLean Community Center’s festival includes carnival rides and games, live entertainment and a community expo. Free shuttle buses from McLean Baptist Church, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer and McLean Community Center. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-790-0123. www.mcleancenter.org. Free.

Argentina National Day Festival This show for the whole family features Argentine tango, pop and folkloric performers. With food and crafts. 4 p.m. Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-212-5850. www.festivalargentino.org. $20-$30.

Shamrock Showcase The stage is transformed into Purcellville’s Shamrock Music Shoppe, where Shamrock’s teachers perform everything from Highlands bagpipes and bluegrass to rock-and-roll and jazz. 7 p.m. Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. www.franklinparkartscenter.org. $10, students $7.

Manassas Ballet Theatre: “Don Quixote” The ensemble performs this classic ballet based on Miguel de Cervantes’s 1605 novel. Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $35-$55.

“Opera for the People” The Reston Chorale and the Vienna Choral Society combine 150 voices, including four soloists, to perform opera highlights. Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston) and Sunday at 4:30 p.m. (Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, DeSales Hall, 8601 Wolftrap Rd., Vienna). 703-255-5508. www.viennachoralsociety.org. $25, seniors and students $20.

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” are on the program for this concert. 8 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-548-0885. www.alexsym.org. $5-$80.

SUN 19

Israel Street Festival Celebrate Israel with festival activities, including performances by international music group the Shuk and R&B artist Hadar Binyamin, a self-defense demonstration by the Krav Maga Israel Defense Force, Israeli dancing, an Israeli-style shuk (marketplace), a petting zoo, exhibits and more. Food available from Max’s Kosher Cafe. Noon.-5 p.m. Fairfax Corner Shopping Center, 11950 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax. 703-323-0880. www.jccnv.org. Free.

Loudoun Symphonic Winds The Loudoun County musical ensemble performs Broadway favorites. 3 p.m. Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. www.franklinparkartscenter.org. $12, seniors and students $10.

Washington Balalaika Society Dorma soloist Alexander Tsygankov and balalaika virtuoso Andrei Saveliev perform with members of the Washington Balalaika Society. 3 p.m. Yorktown High School, 5200 Yorktown Blvd., Arlington. 703-536-5785. www.balalaika.org. $15-$25, ages 12 and younger free.

MON 20

“Forms and Textures” This exhibit features works by wood artisan Harriet Caffey Maloney paired with works by abstract painter Kay Layne. Through May 31. Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd. No. 116, Leesburg. 571-442-8661. www.artsinthevillage.com. Free.

TUE 21

“Company” Eric Schaeffer directs a comedy about a New York bachelor who evaluates the highs and lows of marriage through the experiences of his married friends. Opens Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The show continues through June 30. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. www.signature-theatre.org. $29-$86.

Matinee Idylls: The Virginia Virtuosi This afternoon event features a luncheon followed by a one-hour performance by Virginia Virtuosi, a violin, viola and bass ensemble. A coffee and dessert reception with the artists will round out the afternoon. Luncheon at 12:30 p.m., concert at 1:30 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $38, concert only $20.

WED 22

Pierce Pettis Since the 1970s, Pettis has been writing and performing music. His songs have been recorded by many artists, including Garth Brooks and Art Garfunkel. With Peyton Tochterman and Luke Mitchem. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $15.

“The Three Musketeers” The new adaptation reimagines the tale of D’Artagnan and his mission to become a musketeer. Wednesday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Through June 9. Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington. 800-494-8497. www.synetictheater.org. $15-$55.

— Compiled by Jean Mack from staff reports

Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival

3The outdoor film festival returns Friday with a screening of the 1985 classic “The Breakfast Club,” starring Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson and Molly Ringwald. Starts at dusk. The festival runs every Friday through Aug. 30. Gateway Park, Lee Highway and North Lynn Street, Arlington. 703-522-6628. 703-228-1850. www.rosslynva.org/play/calendar/film-festival. Free.

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