Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia


Paintings by Kimberly DiNatale are on exhibit at Northern Virginia Community College's Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Art Center through June 8. (Kimberly DiNatale)
May 1, 2014
THU 01

“Mother Earth” Ceramic Guild artists design pieces with an eye on the feminine form and figure. The show runs in conjunction with the Art League Gallery’s “The Feminist Movement in Art.” Through June 1. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-548-6288. www.torpedofactory.org. Free.

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration The Asian American Music Society presents a concert of traditional music from China, India, Japan, Mongolia and Vietnam. With the Korean Shin Hyun Pill Jazz Band. 7:30 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. Free.

Mason Dance The school’s modern dance company performs new dances. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $10-$15.

FRI 02

First Friday Gallery Walk The Manassas Museum, local shops and galleries stay open late with refreshments and activities.
5-9 p.m. Old Town Manassas, Center Street. 703-361-6599. www.visitmanassas.org. Free.

“Collaborative Printmakers” The exhibit features photographer Erwin Thamm, co-founder of the GMU Printmakers Guild, and Patrick Sargent, a printmaker since 2002. 6-8 p.m. Through June 5. Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. 703-330-2787. www.center-for-the-arts.org. Free.

“Cinder-Rachella” A musical adaptation of the classical fairy tale set in a Jewish summer camp. Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Tpk., Fairfax. 703-537-3000. www.jccnv.org. $8-$12.

Art House Cinema and Brew Watch a screening of “The Conspirator” with microbrews and gourmet popcorn. Proceeds from the series help support ArtSpace Herndon. 7 p.m. ArtSpace, 750 Center St., Herndon. 703-956-6590. www.artspaceherndon.org. $10.

BalletNova The dance company performs “Paquita and Other Works.” Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-778-3008. www.balletnova.org. $5-$23.

Steve Tyrell The Grammy-winning vocalist is known for songs such as “The Way You Look Tonight” and “The Simple Life.” 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $45.

“Scotland and the Sea” concert The Annandale Symphony Orchestra performs “Victory at Sea” and “Scottish Symphony, Op. 56.” 8 p.m. Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Tpk., Annandale. 703-569-0973. www.reunionmusic.org. $10-$15.

“Shout! The Mod Musical” Creative Cauldron presents the musical tribute to England’s pop divas of the ’60s: Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield and Lulu. Saturday’s performance is followed by a dance party fundraiser with the cast. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., through May 25. ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church. 703-436-9948. www.creativecauldron.org. $22-$25. Saturday, $45.

SAT 03

Arts Alive! The fourth annual festival includes performances by Gainesville Ballet, Asaph Dance Ensemble, the New Dominion Choraliers, exhibits and displays by Center for the Arts, Manassas Warrenton Camera Club and Cabin Branch Quilters, workshops and children’s activities. 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. Free.

Pet Fiesta The day begins with a Tails on Trails dog walk followed by exhibitions, live entertainment, contests and a dog fashion show. Leashed pets welcome. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit GoodDogz.org. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St., Reston. 571-233-4557. www.petfiesta.org. Free. Dog walk $20.

Virginia Gold Cup The 89th running of the area’s premiere steeplechase is a perfect excuse to don seersucker suits and elaborate straw hats. The event features six horse races, Jack Russell terrier races and more than 30 vendors. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Great Meadow, 5089 Old Tavern Rd., The Plains. 540-347-2612. www.vagoldcup.com. $85 for up to six people.

“Meditations on the Boundless” Kimberly DiNatale uses acrylic paint on yupo paper to depict the beauty in biological systems, the earth and the cosmos. Opening reception is 4-6 p.m. Through June 8. Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-845-6156. www.nvcc.edu/schlesingercenter. Free.

Bowties and Belles Derby Party A Kentucky Derby party with mint juleps, live music by the Kate Moran Band, a silent auction and raffle. Proceeds benefit the Campagna Center, a nonproft that provides educational and social development programs. 4:30-8 p.m. Belle Haven Country Club, 6023 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria area. 703-549-0111. www.campagnacenter.org. $100.

Lily and Madeleine The teenage sisters gained fame on YouTube with their first song, “In the Middle.” With Shannon Hayden. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $12.

“Movie Magic” The final concert of the spring season features Northern Virginia Chorale and the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Chorale performing songs from “Les Miserables,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “Willy Wonka &the Chocolate Factory.” 7:30 p.m. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5800 Backlick Rd., Springfield. 703-239-2180. www.northernvirginiachorale.org. $10-$20.

“The Comic Book Murders” StageCoach Theatre Company presents a murder mystery performance with dinner catered by Clever Catering of Oakton. 7:30 p.m. Chrysalis Vineyards, 23876 Champe Ford Rd., Middleburg. 540-687-8222, Ext. 205. www.stagecoachtc.com. $60.

McLean Orchestra A concert of music by de Falla, Rodrigo, Moncayo, Ginastera and Rimsky-Korsakov. 8 pm. Oakcrest School, 850 Balls Hill Rd., McLean. 703-893-8646. www.mclean-orchestra.org. $15-$40.

SUN 04

Loudoun County Bed and Breakfast Open House The Loudoun Bed and Breakfast Guild hosts the sixth annual event featuring self-guided tours of 10 local bed and breakfasts, including the Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Inn in Middleburg, Fieldstone Farm in Hillsboro and Stone Manor in Lovettsville. Each location will offer samples from local wineries and restaurants. 1-5 p.m. Locations available online. 866-771-2597. loudounbandb.com. Free.

“Two Views” Mixed-media and acrylic paintings of scenic and iconic Reston by Pat Macintyre and Gail Axtell. Opening reception 2-4 p.m. Through June 4. Reston Art Gallery, 11400 Washington Plaza, Reston. 703-481-8156. www.restonartgallery.com. Free.

“Printed, Painted, Potted” Etchings, lithographs, monotypes, paintings and ceramics by Avis Fleming. Opening reception 2-4 p.m. Through June 30. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Printmakers, Studio 325, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1342. www.tfpi.org. Free.

Asaph Dance Ensemble “Spring Ballet Series” includes the dance “Esther — The Queen Who Saved Her People.” 4 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $20-$30.

New Dominion Chorale Performances of Brahms’s “Variations on a Theme of Haydn” and an English version of “A German Requiem.” 4 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-442-9404. 703-845-6156. www.newdominion.org. $5-$30.

Mason Young Masters Concert George Mason University’s School of Music presents a Mason Young Masters Concert. 7 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $15-$20.

MON 05

Potomac Nationals The team is back home against the Frederick Keys. 7:05 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium, 7 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge. www.milb.com. $1 Monday, from $9 Tuesday and Wednesday.

TUE 06

Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ With new lead guitarist Aaron Lee Tasjan, the band performs from its latest album, “Songs for the Turntable.” With Dot Dash and the Mercy Alliance. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $15-$20.

WED 07

Ozomatli The Los Angeles band fuses Latin, hip-hop, salsa and funk for a world sound. 8 p.m. State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300. www.thestatetheatre.com. $25.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

‘Meditations on the Boundless’

3Kimberly DiNatale uses acrylic paint on yupo paper to depict the beauty in biological systems, Earth and the cosmos. Opening reception Saturday 4-6 p.m. Through June 8. Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-845-6156. www.nvcc.edu/schlesingercenter. Free.

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