Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia


H"March Springing Forth" is part of Helen Dilley Barsalou's "Moldau Visions" exhibit at the Vienna Arts Society. (Helen Dilley Barsalou/Helen Dilley Barsalou)
March 20
THU 20

“Moldau Visions”Landscape watercolors by featured artist Helen Dilley Barsalou of Annandale are inspired by the Moldau River in the Czech Republic, as is the music that will accompany the artist’s reception Thursday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Through April 26. Vienna Arts Society Gallery, 513 Maple Ave. W., Vienna. 703-319-3220. www.viennaartssociety.org. Free.

“The House of Blue Leaves” Providence Players of Fairfax presents the dark comedy set in 1965 about a New York zookeeper with aspirations of fame. Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., through March 29. James Lee Community Center, Theater, 2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church. 703-425-6782. www.providence
players.org
. $17-$20.

Omaha Diner Charlie Hunter, Steven Bernstein, Bobby Previte and Skerik make up the band that attempts to redefine Top 40 pop music. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $20-$22.

“Proof” A young woman who took care of her mathematician father crosses paths with one of his graduate students after her father’s death. Thursday-Saturday and Wednesday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., through March 29. Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. 703-683-0496. www.thelittletheatre.com. $17-$20.

Tom Principato Band In September, the blues band released “Robert Johnson Told Me So,” which includes an instrumental piece “22042 Falls Church, Virginia.” 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1900. www.wolftrap.org. $25.

“Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feeling So Sad” A mother, her son and his father’s corpse go on a vacation in Arthur Kopit’s comedy. Presented by American Century Theater. Thursday-Saturday and Wednesday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m., through April 12. Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-998-4555. www.americancentury.org. $32-$40. Thursday and Wednesday performances are “pay what you can.”

FRI 21

“Emerging Visions” An exhibit showcasing the art of Fairfax County high school students in a professional gallery setting. Opens Friday, through April 5. Greater Reston Art Center, 12001 Market St., Reston. 703-471-9242. www.restonarts.org. Free.

Super Pet Expo Watch dog dock diving, an exotic bird show and the “World’s Smartest Dog,” Jesse the Jack. The weekend also includes a b est-dressed pet competition, celebrity groomer Jorge Bendersky and more than 150 vendors. Leashed dogs welcome. Friday 4-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dulles Expo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Ctr., Chantilly. 301-564-4050. www.superpetexpo.com . $8-$20.

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]” Lonely Road Productions presents the high-energy comedy originally created by the Reduced Shakespeare Company. Friday-Saturday at 7 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org. $15.

Kathleen Madigan The stand-up comedian’s latest special, “Madigan Again,” has been released on CD and DVD. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $59.50.

“Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour” Cirque du Soleil performs in a rock-concert format. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. George Mason University, Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Cir., Fairfax. www.patriotcenter.com. $50-$175.

Gangstagrass The Brooklyn-based band mixes bluegrass with hip-hop. With the Walkaways and Wes Tucker & the Skillets. 8 p.m. Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-875-1100. www.artisphere.com. $15.

SAT 22

“Pinocchio!” NextStop Theatre Company and Faction of Fools team up for a new version of the classic tale. Saturday at noon and 3 p.m., Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., through March 30. Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Dr., Herndon. 703-481-5930. www.nextstoptheatre.org. $10.

Dance Festival of India “Nourish Our Roots” is the theme of Indian Dance Educators Association’s 20th-anniversary festival featuring performances by local and visiting dance professionals. 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Gunston Arts Center Theatre One, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-298-3235. www.ideadancers.org. $12-$30.

“Superman 2050” Seven actors from Theatre Unspeakable share a 21-square-foot platform as they tell the Man of Steel’s story. 8 p.m. McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-0123. www.aldentheatre.org . $20.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra The concert features works by Mozart, Shostakovich and Edgard Varese, as well as tenor William Hite performing Britten’s “Nocturne.” Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. George Mason University, Harris Theater, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-563-1990. cfa.gmu.edu. $25-$60.

The Reagan Years The local ’80s tribute band has shared the stage with bands such as Uncle Kracker, the Psychedelic Furs and the Violent Femmes. 8 p.m. Tally Ho Theatre, 19 W. Market St., Leesburg. www.tallyholeesburg.com. $10.

SUN 23

Grow Your Health Festival Workshops on gardening, classes on nutrition, eating organic and canning, more than 45 exhibitors, and a pop-up food court serving meat, vegetarian and raw dishes. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. 703-860-2711. www.growyourhealthnova.com. $15 in advance, $20 at the door, children ages 6-16 $5, Age 5 and younger free.

“Happily Ever After — a Cinderella Tale” The Pushcart Players retell the story of a neglected stepdaughter who charms a prince. 2 and 4 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org . $15, children $5.

Reston Chorale More than 100 singers accompanied by the Amadeus Orchestra will present “Reston’s 50th: Celebrating the Vision and Visionary” in honor of the 50th anniversary of Reston and the 100th birthday of Reston founder Robert E. Simon Jr. 4 p.m. South Lakes High School, 11400 South Lakes Dr., Reston. 703-834-0079. www.restonchorale.org. $25-$30.

“Louloudi Flower/to Flower” Members of the Washington Sculptors Group explore the literal and symbolic meanings of flower and flowering. Opening reception 4 p.m. Through May 4. Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035. www.nvfaa.org. Free.

Oberlin Conservatory Students The “Music From Oberlin to Oakton” concert will include pieces by Bach, Larsen, Messiaen and Rachmaninoff. 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton. 703-281-4230. www.uucf.org. Free.

MON 24

Lee DeWyze The Season 9 winner of “American Idol” performs after a meet-and-greet. 6 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $20-$22; with meet-and-greet upgrade, $50.

TUE 25

Dancing Heart Ensemble The flute-piano-percussion trio presents an interactive concert of re-interpreted classical works as part of the Matinee Idylls series. Lunch is served at 12:30, concert at 1:30 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. Concert and lunch $43 , concert only $20.

“The Vagina Monologues” Faculty, staff and students will read the Eve Ensler play in honor of Women’s History Month. A dessert reception will follow. 6:30 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas. 703-257-6665. www.nvcc.edu. Free.

“Tender Napalm” Matthew Gardiner directs Philip Ridley’s play in which a couple struggle with violence and fantasy. Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., through May 11. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. www.signature-theatre.org. $40-$87.

WED 26

Michael B. Platt Artwork by the self-described “imagemaker” focuses on digital imagery and book art. Through April 25. Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Art Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. 703-330-2787. www.center-for-the-arts.org. Free.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

‘Moldau Visions’

3Landscape watercolors by featured artist Helen Dilley Barsalou of Annandale are inspired by the Moldau River in the Czech Republic, as is the music that will accompany the artist’s reception Thursday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Through April 26. Vienna Arts Society Gallery, 513 Maple Ave. W., Vienna. 703-319-3220. www.viennaartssociety.org. Free.

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