Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia

April 2
THU 03

The Psychedelic Furs The alternative rock band with hits such as “Pretty in Pink,” “Love My Way” and “The Ghost in You,” performs. 7 p.m. State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300. www.thestatetheatre.com. $40.

Renaissance After more than 40 years and 15 albums, the British progressive rock band released the album “Grandine il Vento” last year. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $29.50.

Matt Nathanson The singer-songwriter’s latest album, “Last of the Great Pretenders,” was released in July. With Noah Guthrie. 8 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $30-$40.

FRI 04

Shakespeare in the Burg In celebration of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, the weekend festival includes performances of “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and “Henry IV, Part I” by the American Shakespeare Center, a screening of the movie “Shakespeare in Love,” a one-act playwriting competition performance and workshops on stagecraft and acting. Friday-Sunday. Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St., Middleburg. 540-687-3448. www.shakespeareintheburg.com . $25-$35.

“Norton” Loudoun Lyric Opera commissioned the work in honor of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. The opera tells the true story of Union soldier Oliver Willcox Norton. Friday -Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., through April 13. Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. www.franklinparkartscenter.org. $12-$22.


The Moscow Festival Ballet performs “Swan Lake” (Larissa Pedenchuk/Larissa Pedenchuk)

“The Most Happy Fella” The Arlington Players perform the story about a middle-aged Napa Valley vintner whose mail-order marriage proposal goes wrong. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m., through April 19. Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. 703-549-1063. www.thearlingtonplayers.org. $20-$23.

“Swan Lake” The Moscow Festival Ballet performs the classic ballet to Tchaikovsky’s score. 8 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $40-$56.

Tiempo Libre Nominated for Grammys three times in three years, the Miami-based Cuban music group performs from its latest album, “My Secret Radio.” 8 p.m. Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-875-1100. www.artisphere.com. $25-$35.

SAT 05

“The Sleeping Beauty” The Classical Ballet Theatre, a pre-professional company based in Herndon, performs the fairy-tale ballet. 2 and 7 p.m. Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Tpk., Annandale. 703-471-0750. www.cbtnva.org. $22-$25.

Fairfax Jubil-Aires With a nod to the college years, the a cappella group’s 58th annual concert features songs of love lost, love found and “getting the girl.” Bella Nova, the newest women’s chorus in Northern Virginia, will also perform. 2 and 7 p.m. Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St. NE, Vienna. 703-940-4771. www.fairfaxjubilaires.org. $20.

Country-western dance Hosted by the Northern Virginia Country-Western Dance Association, the evening includes a dance lesson, open dancing and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Fisher House Foundation. 6:30 p.m. Lincolnia Senior Center, 4710 N. Chambliss St., Lincolnia area. 703-860-4941. www.nvcwda.org. $20.

Americas Ensemble The CrossCurrent concert includes music from across the Americas, including traditional Peruvian waltz and disco, performed by Mauricio Salguero, Laura Sosa, Charles Marston, Martin Zúñiga and Jorge Pérez. 8 p.m. ArtSpace, 750 Center St., Herndon. 703-956-6590. www.artspaceherndon.org. $8-$10.

Braddock Day Ball The 18th-century banquet features English country dancing, live music, dessert, a cash bar and reenactors such as Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock. Period costume or cocktail attire. 8-11 p.m. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-746-4242. www.gadsbystavern.org. $45, reservations required.

Moscow Festival Ballet The Russian company performs “Romeo and Juliet” and “Chopiniana” Saturday at 8 p.m. It returns Sunday at 4 p.m. to perform “Ballet Favorites,” including highlights from “The Sleeping Beauty,” “Cinderella” and “Don Quixote.” George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $28-$56.

SUN 06

Bluegrass and BBQ Page County Ramblers Bluegrass Band performs and Bad to the Bone Smokehouse sells barbecue. 1-5 p.m. The Winery at Bull Run, 15950 Lee Hwy., Centreville. 703-815-2233. www.wineryatbullrun.com. Free.

“Mr. Vaudeville and Friends!” Mark Brutsche, as his alter ego Buddy Silver, hosts the family-friendly variety show. 3 p.m. CenterStage, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. 703-476-4500. www.restoncommunitycenter.com. $5-$10.

Dry Branch Fire Squad The group is known for its humor as much as its traditional music, part of the bluegrass concert series. 3 p.m. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Rd., Herndon. 703-435-8377. www.holycrosslutheranchurch.net. $15, children 12 and younger free.

Metropolitan School of the Arts benefit concert Fox 5 News anchor Annie Yu hosts the spring concert featuring the Metropolitan Youth Ballet, Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble, MSA’s Impulse Jazz Company, MSA Academy vocalists and the Voices of Liberty. 4-5:30 p.m. George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. 703-339-0444. www.metropolitanarts.org. $75-$100.

Celebrate Clifton Gala The annual event includes live and silent auctions to raise funds for the town’s projects. 7 p.m. Trummer’s on Main, 7134 Main St., Clifton. 703-266-1623. www.celebrateclifton.com. $60 in advance, $80.

Richmond Ballet II The “State Ballet of Virginia” performs a new repertory, including “Bow Out” by Val Caniparoli, “Raymonda Act III” by Frederic Franklin, “Prayer” by George Lyssenko and “Pas de Deux From Cinderella” by Malcolm Burn. 7 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Tpk., Fairfax. 703-323-0880. www.jccnv.org. $19-$29.

Regina Carter The jazz violinist released her latest album, “Southern Comfort,” March 4. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. www.birchmere.com. $39.50.

MON 07

The Doubleclicks Sisters Angela and Aubrey Webber sing about Dungeons and Dragons, dinosaurs and Twitter. Their latest album is “Lasers and Feelings.” With Molly Lewis. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $12-$15.

TUE 08

Shawn Mullins The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter recently released his 11th album, “Light You Up.” With Shawn Gomez. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $20-$25.

WED 09

Candy Dulfer The Dutch jazz saxophonist has toured with Prince, Dave Stewart and her own band, Funky Stuff. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $35.

Simon Townshend Younger brother of Pete, Townshend has toured with the Who since 1996. His new album, “Denial,” is expected this month. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1900.wolftrap.org. $24.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

Moscow Festival Ballet

3The Russian company performs “Romeo and Juliet” and “Chopiniana” Saturday at 8 p.m. It returns Sunday at 4 p.m. to perform “Ballet Favorites,” including highlights from “The Sleeping Beauty,” “Cinderella” and “Don Quixote.” George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax.
703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $28-$56.

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