Going Out Guide
By Jean Mack,
“Tierra y Memoria” The paintings and linocuts by Juan E. Hernandez were inspired by everyday life in the artist’s native Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Reception Thursday 6:30-8 p.m. Exhibit through Nov. 5. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1780. www.theartleague.org. Free.
After-Work Jazz+Mixer Washington native Yvonne Johnson has been performing keyboard for more than 20 years. Music 5:30-8 p.m., concessions available 4-7:30 p.m. Artisphere, Lower Town Hall, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-875-1100. www.artisphere.com. Free.
Danielle Westphal and Ken Giese concert Singer Danielle Westphal performs jazz standards and ballads. Ken Giese is a singer, songwriter and producer who performs regularly with the Idol Time Band and others. 7 p.m. the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035. www.nvfaa.org. $10.
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing and Lee Harvey Osmond formed this Canadian roots-oriented band in 1996. 8:30 p.m. Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-8340. www.iotaclubandcafe.com. $15.
Zac Brown Band,The band’s latest album, “Uncaged,” was released in July. With Blackberry Smoke and Levi Lowrey. 6:30 p.m. Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Bristow. 703-754-6400. www.jiffylubelive.com. $29.50-$62.
“The Goddess Diaries” Monologues by females, ages 11 to 65, tell compelling stories, from a first visit to the gynecologist to surviving bridal registries, bad husbands and personal violence. The show is sponsored by GMU’s Sexual Assault Services to raise funds for the George Mason Victims of Violence Fund. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. George Mason University, Harris Theater, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 888-945-2468. cfa.gmu.edu. sas.gmu.edu. $20.
“And Then There Were None” Aldersgate Church Community Theater (ACCT) performs the Agatha Christie murder mystery about strangers on an isolated island who, one by one, are discovered murdered. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through Oct. 27, plus Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Rd., Alexandria area. 703-660-2611. www.acctonline.org. $15, seniors and youths $12.
“The Pearl Fishers” The Virginia Opera Company performs Bizet’s work in French with English supertitles. Friday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 888-945-2468. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. Friday $44-$86, Sunday $48-$98.
Andy Hawk and the Train Wreck Endings Andy Hawk’s latest CD, “Another Storyline,” is his third with the Americana/blues/folk-rock group the Train Wreck Endings. With Crooked Angels, Amy Sullivan and the Whiskey Darlings. 8 p.m. Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. www.franklinparkartscenter.org. $10; students, veterans and seniors $5.
Fairfax Fall Festival The streets of Old Town Fairfax will be filled with more than 400 juried crafters and food vendors selling their wares for the 36th annual fall festival. There also will be children’s activities, amusement rides and entertainment. Shuttle bus service is available from George Mason University and Fairfax High School. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Old Town Fairfax, Main Street and University Drive, Fairfax City. 703-385-7858. www.fairfaxva.gov. Free.
149th anniversary of the Battle of Bristoe Station tours Historians will lead tours of the battlefield where Gen. Lee’s last strategic offensive of the Civil War ended. Wear comfortable walking shoes. No pets allowed. Tours will begin on the hour, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, 10708 Bristow Rd., Bristow. 703-366-3049. www.nps.gov/frsp/bristoe.htm. Free.
American Festival Pops Orchestra Founder and Artistic Director Anthony Maiello leads the orchestra in a concert of classical pop, rock, country and jazz music, with saxophonist Chris Vadala, jazz vocalist Darden Purcell and violinist Peter Wilson. 8 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $30-$46. Six13 This six-man Jewish a cappella group from New York sounds like a full band, while using only their voices. 8 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. 703-537-3000. www.jccnvarts.org. $27, seniors $22, students and groups $18, children 11 and younger $14.
History Hayrides at Morven Park Take a tractor-pulled hayride, with refreshments and information about the park’s most famous resident, Virginia Gov. Westmoreland Davis. 2-3 p.m. Historic Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. 703-777-2414. www.morvenpark.org. $10.
“Musical Gems From France” The Virginia Chamber Orchestra, with harpist Susan Robinson, presents a program of music by Debussy, Bizet, Faure, Ravel, Tansman and Pierne. 4 p.m. Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Tpk., Annandale. 703-758-0179. www.virginiachamberorchestra.org. $25, seniors $20, students free.
Tower of Power The San Francisco-based band was founded in 1968, and four of today’s 10 current members are founding members. Founding member Emilio Castillo calls their sound “urban soul music.” 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $49.50.
U.S. Army Band Chamber Music Series “Pershing’s Own” presents music by Mozart, Mahler and Brahms performed by violinist SSG Daniel Pierson, SSG Beth Dunkel on viola, cellist SSG Hrant Parsamian and pianist SSG Joel Ayau. 7:30 p.m. Fort Myer, Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Rd., Arlington. 703-696-3399. www.usarmyband.com.
Jim White “Jim White Presents: Sounds of the Americans” is his latest album, and it is available only as a digital download. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $12.
“Disney on Ice” Characters from “Brave,” “Tangled” and “Beauty and the Beast” figure-skate in “Rockin’ Ever After.” Opens Wednesday at 7 p.m. and continues through Oct. 21. George Mason University, Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Cir., Fairfax. 202-397-7328. 703-993-3000. www.patriotcenter.com. $15-$75.
Joel Savoy, Jesse Lege and the Cajun Country Revival Cajun musician Jesse Lege leads this group of American roots musicians, featuring Cajun fiddler Joel Savoy. 8 p.m. Artisphere, Ballroom, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-875-1100. www.artisphere.com. $15.
— Compiled by Jean Mack from staff reports
Six13 3This six-man Jewish a cappella group from New York sounds like a full band, while using only their voices. Saturday at 8 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. 703-537-3000. www.jccnvarts.org. $27, seniors $22, students and groups $18, children 11 and younger $14.