Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia


Walnut Street Theatre presents "Driving Miss Daisy" Friday at George Mason University's Center for the Arts. (Mark Garvin)
February 5
THU 06

“Come as You Are” Three young disabled men travel to Spain on a mission to lose their virginity. Opening film of ReelAbilities Greater DC Disabilities Film Festival. Through Feb. 13. 7 p.m. Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. 703-875-1100. www.greaterdc.reelabilities.org. $15.

“The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer” The musical, featuring puppets, projections and animation, follows a man as he searches the ocean for his love. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Saturday at 4 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 4 p.m. Artisphere, Dome Theatre, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-875-1100. www.artisphere.com. $18.

Vanessa Carlton with Patrick Sweany The singer-songwriter released “Rabbits on the Run” in 2011 and the single “I’ll Wait for You” in October. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $29.50.

FRI 07

“Songs of the Shore” Peter Toth uses archival inkjet prints to evoke emotion from images. Opening reception Friday 7-9 p.m. Through March 16. Northern Virginia Community College, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-845-6200. www.nvcc.edu/schlesingercenter. Free.

Art House Cinema and Brew A screening of the 1996 film “Surviving Picasso,” starring Anthony Hopkins as Picasso. Proceeds from the series help support ArtSpace Herndon. 7 p.m. ArtSpace, 750 Center St., Herndon. 703-956-6590. www.artspaceherndon.org. $10, includes two microbrews and popcorn.


Walnut Street Theatre presents "Driving Miss Daisy" at George Mason University's Center for the Arts (Mark Garvin)

Arlo Guthrie The “Here Comes the Kid(s)” tour is a tribute to his father, Woody Guthrie. Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $45.

Shenandoah Run The nine-member folk group performs 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.

“Driving Miss Daisy” Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre brings the story of a woman, her driver and their unlikely bond to the stage. 8 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $22-$44.

“Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins” An heiress with more money than talent becomes a singer. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., through March 2. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Rd., McLean. 703-854-1856. www.1ststagetysons.org. $15-$27.

SAT 08

Day of Percussion Sponsored by the Virginia/D.C. Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society, the day features award-winning drummer Joe McCarthy and performances by students from Virginia Commonwealth University, South Lakes High School and the Youth Orchestras of Prince William. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. South Lakes High School, 11400 South Lakes Dr., Reston. 571-335-4289. community.pas.org. $10-$15.

“Frogz” Imago Theatre actors perform acrobatic feats as animals, including frogs, polar bears and penguins. 2 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $15, $5 children.

“Reflections” Works of 20 nationally and internationally recognized African American artists from the University of Maryland David C. Driskell Arts Center Collection. Reception hosted by the Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
6-8 p.m. Through March 18. Center for the Arts, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. 703-330-2787. www.center-for-the-arts.org. Free.

“Love Notes: A Valentine’s Cabaret” After a dinner catered by Roaming Rotisserie, StageCoach Theatre Company presents an evening of love songs. 7:30 p.m. Notaviva Vineyard, 13274 Sagle Rd., Purcellville. 540-668-6756. www.stagecoachtc.com. $39.

National Chamber Ensemble Guest host David Dubal leads a performance of works by Schubert, followed by a champagne reception. 7:30 p.m. Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. 703-875-1100. www.artisphere.com. $30.

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra A performance of “Simply Swingin’ With Sinatra and Friends.” 8 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $24-$48.

Monica Piper The Emmy Award-winning comedian wrote for TV shows “Roseanne,” “Mad About You” and “Veronica’s Closet.” 8:30 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Tpk., Fairfax. 703-323-0880. www.jccnv.org. $34.

SUN 09

Ballroom dancing A Valentine’s Day dance featuring the waltz. Lessons followed by music and dancing. 3:30-6 p.m. Candy Factory, Kellar Theater, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. 703-330-2787. www.center-for-the-arts.org. Lesson and dance, $15.

“A Medieval Valentine” Armonia Nova performs love songs as part of the Odeon Chamber Music Series. 4 p.m. St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 3241 Brush Dr., Falls Church. 703-200-7489. www.odeonchambermusicseries.org. $15.

“The Great American Songbook” The King’s Singers, a British a cappella group, performs songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Etta James, Irving Berlin and other American artists. 4 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $24-$48. Half price for youth through 12th grade.

Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel The concert, led by conductor Boguslaw Dawidow with pianist Roman Rabinovich, is part of the orchestra’s first U.S. tour. 4 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $44-$60. Half price for youth through 12th grade.

McLean Orchestra Organist Paul Skevington joins the orchestra in Poulenc’s Organ Concerto in G Minor. The program also features pieces by Mozart, Handel and Haydn. 4 p.m. St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-893-8646. www.mclean-orchestra.org. $15-$40.

MON 10

Andy Suzuki and the Method The New York-based band performs from its album “Born Out of Mischief.” 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $10-$13.

TUE 11

“The Amateur — A Screenplay for the Stage” A reading of Chris Stezin’s comedy about middle manager Jack Oakes, who joins forces with Judie, a professional criminal. Stezin is the 2014 playwright-in-residence for First Draft, a local theatrical organization. 7:30 p.m. Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 703-847-0144. www.firstdraft.org. Free.

Ane Brun The “Songs and Rarities” solo acoustic tour includes special guest Linnea Olsson. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $12-$15.

WED 12

Patriots women’s basketball The George Mason University women’s basketball team will host Massachusetts. 7 p.m. George Mason University, Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Cir., Fairfax. 703-993-3000. www.patriotcenter.com. $4-$6.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane from staff reports

‘Driving Miss Daisy’

3Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre brings the story of a woman, her driver and their unlikely bond to the stage. Friday at 8 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $22-$44.

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