Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia


The Branford Marsalis Quartet performs at George Mason University on Saturday. (Eric Ryan Anderson/Eric Ryan Anderson)
April 9
THU 10

“Mind, Heart, Vision” ArtSpace Herndon’s annual juried exhibit features drawings, paintings, media, digital art and animation by seniors in the Herndon High Art Program. Through April 27. ArtSpace, 750 Center St., Herndon. 703-956-6590. www.artspaceherndon.org. Free.

“Sound of Butterfly” An exhibit of photography by Soomin Ham. Through May 11. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Multiple Exposures Gallery, Studio 31, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-2205. www.torpedofactory.org. Free.

“Anything Goes” An exhibit featuring photography and digital paintings by David and Jane Ernst of Springfield and fused glass by David and Dale Barnes of Sterling. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through May 5. Artist reception Saturday 1-5 p.m. Artists’ Undertaking, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. www.theartistsundertaking.com. Free.

“Duets Four” In their fourth collaborative exhibit, painter Susan Lawrence Norman and sculptor Gwen Harrison Lockhart each use a classical approach that complements the other’s work. Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m., through May 4. Artist reception 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117. www.loftgallery.org. Free.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey “Built to Amaze!” shows the audience how the Greatest Show on Earth comes to life. Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 5 p.m., through April 20. George Mason University, Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Cir., Fairfax. www.patriotcenter.com. $15-$110.

Jim Brickman The contemporary piano player celebrates 20 years, four gold albums and more than 7 million albums sold. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $35.

Al Stewart With more than 25 albums, the British folk singer is known for such hits as “Time Passages” and “Year of the Cat.” 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1900. www.wolftrap.org. $25-28.

FRI 11

Willy Porter Duo The singer-songwriter performs from his album “Cheeseburgers and Gasoline.” With Carmen Nickerson. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $20-$23.

“Carmen” The Virginia Opera presents George Bizet’s tragic opera, sung in French with English supertitles. 8 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-2787. cfa.gmu.edu. $44-$86. Half-price tickets for youths through 12th grade.

“Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” The Neo-Futurists cram 30 plays into an hour. 8 p.m. McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-0123. www.aldentheatre.org. $20.

SAT 12

SpringFest The event includes craft beer, live music and food trucks. Noon-7 p.m. Lost Rhino Brewing Co., 21730 Red Rum Dr., Ashburn. www.lostrhino.com. $30, without alcohol $10.

“We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” The play for children 4 and older is based on Michael Rosen’s award-winning book. 2 p.m. McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-0123. www.aldentheatre.org. $15.

Virginia Ballet Company “A Gracious Evolution” includes contemporary pieces “The Prayer” and “Devil’s Advocate” by Impact Dance Company, Gottschalk’s “Grande Tarantella,” Stravinsky’s “Firebird,” and two new pieces by August Bournonville, “Paul et Virginie” and “La Sylphide.” Working rehearsal Friday at 6:30 p.m., performances Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Tpk., Annandale. 703-249-8227. www.virginiaballetcompany.org. $20-$30, rehearsal $10.

“Inner Piece” Karen Kozojet Ching’s exhibit features paintings inspired by nature.
6-9 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, Studio 5 Gallery, 9522 Workhouse Way, Lorton. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org. Free.

Second Saturday Art Walk Works by more than 100 visual artists will be featured.
6-9 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org. Free.

April Art Show Paintings by featured artist Robert Pratt, as well as works by other Fairfax Art League members. Opening reception Saturday 7-9 p.m. Through April 30. Fairfax Village Gallery, 3950 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-359-6000. Free. www.fairfaxartleague.net.

“Once Upon a Time” costume ball The fairy-tale-themed ball includes music, dancing, a silent auction and cabaret performances. Costumes encouraged. 7:30-10 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, McGuireWoods Gallery, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org. $40.

Branford Marsalis The three-time Grammy-winning saxophonist and composer performs with his jazz quartet. 8 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $24-$48.

Tao The Japanese drum ensemble performs “Phoenix Rising.” Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $30-$46.

SUN 13

Model train show Members of the Northern Virginia NTRAK host the tabletop train show of N-gauge model trains. 1-4 p.m. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Rd., Fairfax Station. 703-425-9225. www.fairfax-station.org. $4, children $2.

Pro Musica Washington Piano quintets by Boccherini and Dvorak and the Fantasy for Violin and Piano by Schubert. 3 p.m. McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-0123. www.aldentheatre.org. Free.

The Tempest Trio Pianist Alon Goldstein, violinist Ilya Kaler and cellist Amit Peled perform works by Haydn, Dvorak and Bernstein. The group will release a debut CD of Dvorak trios this spring. 4 p.m. Waterford Old School, 40222 Fairfax St., Waterford. 540-882-3018, Ext. 117. www.waterfordfoundation.org. $20-$30.

Ashley Monroe The country singer’s newest album, “Like a Rose,” was released last year. With Striking Matches. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $20.

MON 14

“Main Stage” comedy showcase Benjamin Daniels hosts an evening featuring stand-up comedians such as Jamel Johnson, Martin Phillips, Ahmed and Natalie McGill. 8:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com. $5.

TUE 15

Design and Wine: Quilling Uncorked Artist “Amber B” demonstrates curling and twirling strips of paper to create 3-D cards and wall hangings. 7-9 p.m. ArtSpace, 750 Center St., Herndon. 703-956-6590. www.artspaceherndon.org. $30, includes supplies and two glasses of wine; registration required.

WED 16

“The Producers” A midweek screening of the 2005 feature film starring Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick and Uma Thurman. 1 p.m. McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-0123. www.aldentheatre.org. Free.

Charlie Chaplin’s birthday celebration In honor of the comedic actor’s 125th birthday, the evening will include screenings of some of his silent films that have been restored by historian and preservationist Bruce Lawton. Composer Ben Model will provide musical accompaniment. 7:30 p.m. McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-0123. www.aldentheatre.org. $10.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

Branford Marsalis

3The three-time Grammy-winning saxophonist and composer, front center, performs with his jazz quartet. Saturday at 8 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $24-$48.

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