Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia


Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters come to Wolf Trap on Monday. ( Wolf Trap)
July 17, 2013
THU 18

Potomac Nationals The P-Nats host the Lynchburg Hillcats through Saturday and the Salem Red Sox from Sunday through Tuesday. Thursday, Friday and Monday at 7:05 p.m., Saturday at 6:35 p.m., Sunday at 6:05 p.m. and Tuesday at 12:05 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.

“I Do! I Do!” The musical by American Century Theater follows a couple over the course of their 50-year marriage. Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2:30 and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through Aug. 17. Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-998-4555. www.americancentury.org. $32-$40; Thursday and Wednesday, pay what you can.

“Mostly Mahler” The Castleton Festival Orchestra and lyric soprano Jennifer Black perform a program that includes Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 (“The Reformation”). 8 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $30-$60.

FRI 19

“Bye Bye Birdie” Prince William Little Theatre stages the musical about a rock star performing his final goodbyes before heading to war. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Through July 28. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $20, students and seniors $16, children $10.

“Legally Blonde the Musical” A musical production for age 10 and older, based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the same name. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. Through July 28. Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-548-1154. www.encorestage.org. $15; children, students and seniors $10.

The Sixth Generation This rock-and-roll band formed in Michigan in 1966 and was inducted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame in 2011. 8 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org. $15, in advance $10.

“La Traviata” The Wolf Trap Opera returns for a one-night performance of Verdi’s classic opera, joined by the National Symphony Orchestra and the Washington Chorus. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. 8:15 p.m. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1900. www.wolftrap.org. $20-$70.

Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival This week’s feature is the 1999 film “She’s All That,” starring Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook and Matthew Lillard. Dusk. Gateway Park, Lee Highway and North Lynn Street, Arlington. 703-522-6628. 703-228-1850. www.rosslynva.org/play/calendar/film-festival. Free.

SAT 20

152nd Anniversary Commemoration of First Manassas Historians will lead 60-90 minute walking tours and living history demonstrations will commemorate the battle. Check the Web site for the tour schedule. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Manassas National Battlefield Park, 6511 Sudley Rd., Manassas. 703-361-1339. www.nps.gov/mana. $3.

Clifton Film Festival The annual outdoor film festival features dramas, comedies, documentaries and animations by local filmmakers. Daytime showings 4-7:30 p.m.; evening showings dusk-10 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org. Daytime $5, evening $10.

Purcellville Wine and Food Festival The second annual festival showcases the wine, food and music of Purcellville and western Loudoun County. 4-9 p.m. Historic downtown Purcellville, 21st Street, Purcellville. www.purcellvillewineandfood.com. Free.

“Acoustic on the Green” Cal Everett is a pop-rock singer, songwriter from Sterling. Bring picnics, lawn chairs and blankets. 7-9 p.m. Leesburg Town Office, 25 W. Market St., Leesburg. 703-737-7156. www.acousticonthegreen.com. Free.

“Old Time Banjo Festival” Mike Seeger started the festival in 2006 to share knowledge of Appalachian styles of old-time banjo. This year’s performers include Tony Trischka, Dan Gellert, Adam Hurt, Paul Brown, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer. 7:30 p.m. The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $29.50.

Blake Shelton, Easton Corbin and Jana Kramer Three country music artists will take the stage in Bristow on their “Ten Times Crazier Tour.” 7:30 p.m. Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Bristow. 703-754-6400. www.jiffylubelive.com. $29.25-$59.

U.S. Marine Chamber Orchestra This ensemble performs both popular and classical selections. 7:30 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-845-6156. www.nvcc.edu/schlesingercenter. Free.

SUN 21

“Dog Days Dog Show” Kathleen Ewing’s photography exhibition features contemporary and vintage images of dogs. A portion of proceeds from sales of the photos will benefit the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. Reception 4 p.m. Through Sept. 1. Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035. www.nvfaa.org. Free.

Rumisonko The Bluemont Concert Series presents Andean folk music by this Bolivian ensemble featuring a program played on panpipes, native flutes, charango (a traditional Bolivian string instrument), a classical guitar, a bass and a bombo (a native drum). Bring blankets and chairs. 7 p.m. Loudoun County Courthouse, 18 E. Market St., Leesburg. 540-955-8186. www.bluemont.org. $5, Bluemont friends and seniors $4, ages 11 and younger $2.

“Hooray for Hollywood” The NOVA-Annandale Symphony Orchestra, directed by Christopher Johnston, presents a pops concert. 7:30 p.m. Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Tpk., Annandale. 703-569-0973. www.reunionmusic.org/
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. $15, ages 13-19 $10, ages 12 and younger free.

MON 22

Texas Hippie Coalition This band is known for its “red dirt metal” sound, which is a combination of outlaw country, Southern classic rock and Texas power grooves. With Eve to Adam. 7 p.m. Empire, 6355 Rolling Rd., Springfield. www.empire-nova.com. $12.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame performs with his new band, the Sensational Space Shifters. Their music combines Mideast and African music with rock-and-roll and blues. With Bombino. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1900. www.wolftrap.org. $35-$65.

TUE 23

Elise Testone A finalist on American Idol’s 11th season, this singer-songwriter is working on an album to be released in August. 8 p.m. Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-8340. www.iotaclubandcafe.com. $15.

Kalin and Myles The California duo combined their musical styles of pop and hip-hop, creating the “Hip Pop” sound. With Silver Spring duo Graffik & EpiQ and J. Wiley. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $12-$15.

WED 24

Carlos Vives The Colombian singer-songwriter has both Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards. 8 p.m. George Mason University, Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Cir., Fairfax. 202-397-7328. 703-993-3000. www.patriotcenter.com. $98-$124.

— Compiled by Jean Mack from staff reports

152nd Anniversary of First Manassas

3Historians will lead 60- to 90-minute walking tours, and living history demonstrations will commemorate the battle. Check the Web site for the tour schedule. Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Manassas National Battlefield Park, 6511 Sudley Rd., Manassas. 703-361-1339. www.nps.gov/mana. $3.

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