“Flowers One Day” Christina Young, an artist in residence at Convergence, exhibits her work. Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Jan. 2. Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. 703-998-6260. www.christina0.net. Free.
The Hackensaw Boys This Americana music group, originally from Charlottesville, consists of Ward Harrison, Ferd Moyse, Ben Townsend, Brian Gorby, David Sickmen and John Miller. 8 p.m. Tally Ho Theatre, 19 W. Market St., Leesburg. 703-777-1665. www.tallyholeesburg.com. $15.
“Manhattan Overwhelms the Night” Local artist Robert Gilbert exhibits paintings that are a reflection of his studies as an architect. Opening reception 7:30-9:30 p.m. Exhibit through Dec. 15. Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-845-6156. www.nvcc.edu/schlesingercenter. Free. “Celebrate the Season of Art!” The city of Fairfax hosts a wine-and-cheese reception and awards ceremony for the show featuring a collection of contemporary paintings, sculpture and fine art photography by 55 Northern Virginia artists on exhibit through early January. 7-9 p.m. Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-359-6000, Ext. 22. www.fairfaxartleague.net. Free.
“Into the Woods” The Sterling Playmakers’ latest community theater production is the Stephen Sondheim musical. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Through Nov. 24. Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave., Sterling. 703-437-6117. www.sterlingplaymakers.com. $15.
Jazz 4 Justice “Nothin’ but the Blues” is the title of the program by the Mason Jazz Ensemble, with guest vocalist Tracey Wright. The concert is sponsored by the GMU School of Music, Fairfax Law Foundation and Prince William County Bar Foundation to support community and legal services in Fairfax and Prince William Counties and music scholarships for GMU students. 8 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-945-2468. www.hyltoncenter.org. $20, seniors and students $15.
“A Cup of Tea for a Married Lady” This week’s production for the International Festival of Hispanic Theater features the Puerto Rican play by Eugenio Hernandez. In Spanish with live English dubbing. Sponsored by Teatro de la Luna. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-548-3092. 703-998-4555. www.teatrodelaluna.org. $30-$35.
“World Blues” This concert features music by the Grammy Award-winning folk/blues musician Taj Mahal, South African folk singer, poet and anti-apartheid activist Vusi Mahlasela and Taj Mahal’s daughter Deva Mahal with Fredericks Brown. 8 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu . $23-$46, half-price for youth through 12th grade.
“She, After” UrbanArias presents international opera star Emily Pulley portraying the imagined lives of two famous female characters from literature after their moments of notoriety. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Artisphere, Black Box Theatre, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-875-1100. www.artisphere.com. $25.
“Carried Away on the Crest of a Wave” The Hub Theatre stages the U.S. premiere of David Yee’s play, about the far-reaching effects of the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004. Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. through Dec. 8. . Friday’s opening-night show is sold out. The New School of Northern Virginia, John Swayze Theatre, 9431 Silver King Ct., Fairfax. 1-800-494-8497. www.thehubtheatre.org. $30, seniors and students $20.
Nothin’ Fancy This bluegrass band from the Shenandoah Valley consists of Mike Andes, Mitchell Davis, Justin Tomlin, Chris Sexton and Tony Shorter. They have been awarded Entertaining Group of the Year five times by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America. 7 p.m. Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. 703-771-5281. www.luckettsbluegrass.com. $15.
Austin Lounge Lizards Hank Card, Conrad Deisler, Darcie Deaville and Bruce Jones make up the quartet of folk and alt-country musicians and satirists whose latest album, “Home and Deranged,” was released this year. 7:30 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-938-2404. www.wolftrap.org. $24-$27.
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra The orchestra, with violinist Sarah Chang, performs music from the movie “Up,” Mussorgsky’s “Dawn on the Moscow River,” Copland’s “Billy the Kid,” Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor. Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 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 www.alexsym.org. $20-$70, seniors $35-$50, age 18 and younger $5.
“Hungarian Rhapsody” The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble performs a repertoire based on authentic dances dating back centuries and enhanced by live Hungarian folk music. 8 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $30-$46.
Gilbert & Sullivan Highlights Joseph Holt, pianist, conductor, educator, arranger and former associate music director of the Choral Arts Society of Washington, directs a group of singers performing a selections of Gilbert and Sullivan music. 4 p.m. Waterford Old School, 40222 Fairfax St., Waterford. 540-882-3018, Ext. 117. www.waterfordfoundation.org. $25, students $15.
“Coyote Blue” Jane Franklin Dance, in collaboration with percussionist Tom Teasley, performs this concert inspired by the trickster myths of the American Southwest. 4 p.m. The Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. 703-993-1111. www.janefranklindance.com. $20.
Washington Symphonic Brass This 17-piece ensemble performs a program of works that spans from Bach to classic rock. With guest soloists Joe Burgstaller and Marty Hackleman. 4 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $22-$44.
Focus Music Concert This concert features the musical storytelling of folk/pop singer-songwriters Zoe Mulford and Brad Yoder. 7 p.m. Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-380-3151. www.focusmusic.org. $18, in advance $15.
Christmas at Oatlands “Christmas in the Roaring ’20s” is the theme of this year’s exhibit, with rooms in the 1804 mansion decorated with historic and handcrafted items and greenery from the property. Events include afternoon teas, holiday house tours, a small-works art show, shopping, children’s theater, a wreath-making class, photo ops with Santa and a gingerbread house contest. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sunday 1-4:30 p.m. Through Dec. 30. Oatlands Plantation, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. 703-777-3174. www.oatlands.org. $12, seniors $10, age 6-16 $8, age 5 and younger free.
“Holiday Sizzle” A show by artists from the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery featuring items that sparkle and “sizzle,” including jewelry, wall hangings, clothing and works of art, opens Tuesday. Through Jan. 5. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-548-0935. www.potomacfiberartsgallery.com. Free.
The Up Close and Personal Tour This show features the pop/rock band This Century, Nick Santino and the Northern Wind and singer-songwriter Jon Cresswell of Vivacious. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $12-$15.
— Compiled by
3Local artist Robert Gilbert exhibits paintings that are a reflection of his studies as an architect. Opening reception 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday. Exhibit through Dec. 15. Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-845-6156. www.nvcc.edu/schlesingercenter. Free.