Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia


”Painter” is part of Priscilla Briggs‘s exhibit ”Making Mona Lisa” at George Mason University. (Priscilla Briggs/Priscilla Briggs)
March 27
THU 27

“Foxcroft School: The Art of Women and the Sporting Life” In conjunction with Foxcroft School’s centennial celebration, the National Sporting Library and Museum organized an exhibit of 30 paintings and sculptures highlighting women and their role in sporting life and art. Through Aug. 24. National Sporting Library and Fine Art Museum, 102 The Plains Rd., Middleburg. 540-687-6542. www.nsl.org. Free.

“Making Mona Lisa” A photography and painting exhibit by Priscilla Briggs that explores the oil painting industry in Xiamen, China. Briggs takes a behind-the-scenes look at manufactured paintings sold to tourist galleries, hotels and furniture stores. Through April 11. George Mason University, Mason Hall Atrium Gallery, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8950. cfa.gmu.edu. Free.

“Beaches” Based on the book by Iris Rainer Dart, a new musical follows two women over several decades of friendship. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. Closes Sunday. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. www.signature-theatre.org. $40-$94.

FRI 28

“The Cripple of Inishmaan” An Irish community is turned upside down when a filmmaker plans to shoot a movie nearby. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., through April 20. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Rd., McLean. 703-854-1856. www.1ststagetysons.org. $15-$27.

SWAN Day Performance Female artists showcase their work through short performances of poetry, dance, music and visual arts. Local poet Shelly Bell leads the evening, followed by a dessert reception. 7 p.m. Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035. www.nvfaa.org. $10.

Jazz & Co. Dance The pre-professional contemporary dance company of Loudoun School of Ballet performs modern, lyrical, hip-hop and jazz pieces. Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. www.franklinparkartscenter.org. $7-$10.

“Don’t Dress for Dinner” Center for the Arts’ Rooftop Productions presents the comedy of mistaken identity. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., through April 12. Candy Factory, Kellar Theater, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. 703-330-2787. www.center-for-the-arts.org. $15-$18.

“Treasure Island” Sterling Playmakers presents the play based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., through April 6. Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave., Sterling. 703-437-6117. www.sterlingplaymakers.com. $15.

Edwin McCain The singer-songwriter known for singles such as “3 a.m.” and “I’ll Be” performs from his newest album, “Mercy Bound,” a collaborative effort with Maia Sharp. 8 p.m. Tally Ho Theatre, 19 W. Market St., Leesburg. 703-777-1665. www.tallyholeesburg.com. $35.

George Mason University Dance Company 2014 Gala Concert A premiere performance by Karen Reedy, “Kaleidoscope Pines” by Kyle Abraham, “Sang-Froid” by Mark Morris and “Rush Hour” by Robert Battle. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $12-$20.

Mitch Fatel The stand-up comedian performs. Friday at 10 p.m., Saturday at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Arlington Cinema ’N’ Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. 703-486-2345. www.arlingtondrafthouse.com. $22.

SAT 29

“The Little Mermaid” Vianlix Mestey’s show is an adaptation of the classic tale of a mermaid who struggles with balancing her family’s underwater home with her love for a human. Saturday at 1 p.m., through April 26. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org. $12, children $9.

“The Big Meow” Jane Franklin Dance offers a family-friendly performance about Little Cat, taunted by neighborhood felines because his meow is too loud, in a performance adapted from the children’s book by Baltimore author Elizabeth Spires. Saturday-Sunday at 2 p.m., through April 5. Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 703-933-1111. www.janefranklin.com. $15, children $10.

Blue Moon Cowgirls The quartet performs early country harmonies, part of the bluegrass concert series. 7:30 p.m. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Rd., Herndon. 703-435-8377. www.holycrosslutheranchurch.net. $12, children 12 and younger free.

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra A concert of James Stephenson’s 2011 composition “Fanfare for an Angel.” The Metropolitan Chorus joins in a performance of Karl Jenkins’s “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace.” 8 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-548-0885. www.alexsym.org . $20, students $10, children 18 and younger $5.

Luisa Maita The Brazilian singer performs from her album “Lero-Lero.” 8 p.m. Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-875-1100. www.artisphere.com. $18.

SUN 30

“Sleeping Beauty” Dancers from the Classical Ballet Theatre perform Act 1 of the fairy tale for a young audience. 1 and 3:30 p.m. Classical Ballet Theatre, 320 Victory Dr., Herndon. 703-471-0750. www.cbtnva.org. $10.

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic A concert of works by Arthur Benjamin, Lawrence Ries and Claude Debussy. 3 p.m. T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King St., Alexandria. 703-838-4345. www.wmpamusic.org. $20, age 18 and younger free.

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: “The Romantic Music of Chopin” The pianist performs works by Frederic Chopin as a part of his “concerts with commentary” series. 7 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $19-$38, half price for youth through 12th grade.

Christopher Cross Between 1980 and 1983, the singer-songwriter had eight songs on the Billboard Top 40, including “Sailing” and “Ride Like the Wind.” His latest album is “Doctor Faith.” 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $39.50.

MON 31

Vicci Martinez Band After finishing third in the first season of “The Voice,” Martinez released the self-titled album “Vicci” in 2012. With Mutlu. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $12-$14.

TUE 01

“It’s Only Rock and Roll” This photographic exhibit by Richard Busch features rock legends including Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia, Eric Clapton and Tina Turner. Busch’s photographs have appeared in Life, Time, and Esquire magazines. Through June 30. 8 Chains North Winery, 38593 Daymont Lane, Waterford. 571-439-2255. www.8chainsnorth.com. Free.

WED 02

“American Women: The Long and Winding Road” lecture series The fourth lecture in this series is “Breaking the Glass Ceiling (1980s-Present).” 7:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, W-3 Theater, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org. $10, registration required.

Hugh Masekela The South African jazz musician celebrates his 75th birthday with a concert. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $45.

Mason Symphony Orchestra The ensemble performs with the Virginia Chamber Orchestra. 8 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $10-$15.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

‘Making Mona Lisa’

3This photography and painting exhibit by Priscilla Briggs explores the oil painting industry in Xiamen, China. Briggs takes a behind-the-scenes look at manufactured paintings sold to tourist galleries, hotels and furniture stores. Through April 11. George Mason University, Mason Hall Atrium Gallery, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8950. cfa.gmu.edu. Free.

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