Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia


Mmmm, haggis: Ken Kolodner and Elke Baker will perform Saturday at the Burns Night Supper at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas. (Brad Kolodner)
January 23
THU 23

Lewis Black one-act plays Zemfira Stage presents three one-act plays written by comedian Lewis Black: “L.A. Freewheeling,” “The Outer Banks” and “Crossing the Crab Nebula.” Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., through Feb. 2. James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church. 703-615-6626. zemfirastage@gmail.com. $12-$18.

Robert Earl Keen The Texas songwriter celebrates the 30th anniversary of his first album, “No Kinda Dancer,” and plans to release an album this year. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $39.50.

“Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song” Freda Payne stars as the legendary singer in the stage adaptation of Lee Summers’s book. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m., through March 16. MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 800-494-8497. www.metrostage.org. $55-$60.

“Gypsy” An overbearing stage mom puts pressure on her daughters to succeed in theater, no matter who’s in their way, based on the memoirs of burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. Final performances are Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. www.signature-theatre.org. $29-$98.

FRI 24

Sugarloaf Craft Festival More than 250 artists from across the country display and sell jewelry, furniture, glass, sculpture, photographs, textiles and fine art. Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dulles Expo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Ctr., Chantilly. 703-378-0910. www.sugarloafcrafts.com. $10.


Collections staff work on the Helldiver in the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar, which will be featured during the Udvar-Hazy Museum’s inaugural open house event (National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution)

“The Ballad of Red Knight” Red Knight Productions presents a comedy about Prince Red Knight, who must save the Kingdom of Medieval Story Land. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., through Feb. 8. Port City Playhouse, 1819 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. 703-838-2880. www.portcityplayhouse.org. $9-$16.

Justin Trawick The local singer-songwriter crosses genres, including bluegrass, rock and roll, funk and hip-hop. 8:30 p.m. Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-8340. www.iotaclubandcafe.com. $12.

Tommy Johnagin The stand-up comic has appeared on the “Late Show With David Letterman,” Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and the “Last Comic Standing,” where he placed second. Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. Arlington Cinema ’N’ Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. www.arlingtondrafthouse.com. $23.

SAT 25

Udvar-Hazy Center Open House In celebration of the museum’s 10th anniversary, the event features a behind-the-scenes look at artifacts and artwork not on public display. Tour the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar, meet with curators, archivists and museum photographers, and participate in hands-on activities. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. 202-633-1000. www.airandspace.si.edu. Free. Parking $15.

“Old School House Rocks” Local jazz musician Lydia Lewis and singer Lena Seikaly perform jazz renditions of Beatles songs. 2 p.m. Waterford Old School, 40222 Fairfax St., Waterford. 540-882-3018, Ext. 117. www.waterfordfoundation.org. $15.

“The Merry Wives of Windsor” Staunton-based American Shakespeare Center on Tour performs the comedy in authentic Shakespeare fashion — with the house lights on and preceded by live contemporary music that relates to the play. 2 p.m. McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-0123. www.aldentheatre.org. $30.

“The Wizard of Oz” Center for the Arts’ Pied Piper Theatre presents the classic musical story of Dorothy, Toto and the yellow brick road. Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $10-$12.

Burns Night Supper Celebrating the 255th birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns, the evening features a performance by award-winning duo Elke Baker and Ken Kolodner, a poetry reading, a Scotch whisky tasting and dinner that includes the traditional dish haggis. 6 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $97.

The Washington Toho Koto Society A performance on traditional Japanese stringed instruments as part of the Passport to the World series presented by Creative Cauldron and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. 7:30 p.m. ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church. 703-593-5697. www.creativecauldron.org. $18-$20.

“Othello”American Shakespeare Center on Tour presents the tragedy under the house lights to allow for interaction with the audience. Live contemporary music plays before the show. 8 p.m. McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-0123. www.aldentheatre.org. $30.

Carrie Rodriguez The fiddler, guitarist, singer and songwriter performs pop, traditional and classical music. With Luke Jacobs. 8 p.m. Artisphere, Dome Theatre, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-875-1100. www.artisphere.com. $15.

SUN 26

“No Room for Doubt” The exhibit featuring abstract artwork by Kristen Hayes closes Sunday. Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035. www.nvfaa.org. Free.

American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra The Symphonic Stars concert features guest pianist Michael Sheppard. The program includes pieces by Jonathan Leshnoff, Sergei Rachmaninov and Johannes Brahms. 3 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. cfa.gmu.edu. $10-$20.

Hard Working Americans The five-member band performs its recently released, self-titled debut album. With Atlas Road Crew. 8 p.m. State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300. www.thestatetheatre.com. $26.

MON 27

Local Scene The evening includes performances by local bands Fuse Box, Vintage #18 and Space 7. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com. $10-$15.

An Intimate Acoustic Evening with Robin Zander The Cheap Trick frontman performs. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $35.

TUES 28

Acting workshop for teens Actor and director Elizabeth Mykietyn introduces teens to the craft of acting. 7 p.m. StageCoach Theatre Company, 44121 Harry Byrd Hwy., Ashburn. www.stagecoachtc.com. $20.

WED 29

Teddy Geiger and Justin Levinson Geiger, who starred with Emma Stone in the 2008 film “The Rocker,” performs from his latest album, “The Last Fears.” Levinson is an award-winning singer-songwriter who released “This Side of Me, This Side of You” in 2012. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $12-$15.

“Ragtime” The Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of three Americans: a Harlem musician, an upper-class woman and a Jewish immigrant. Wednesday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., through Feb. 15. Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria.
703-683-0496. www.thelittletheatre.com. $22-$27.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane from staff reports

Udvar-Hazy Museum Open House

3In celebration of the museum’s 10th anniversary, the event features a behind-the-scenes look at artifacts and artwork not on public display. Tour the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar, above, meet with curators, archivists and museum photographers, and participate in hands-on activities. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. 202-633-1000. www.airandspace.si.edu. Free. Parking $15.

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