“Net Worked” Abstract painters Timothy Horjus, Adam Lister and Steven Pearson interpret the concept of “network” in this new exhibit curated by J.T. Kirkland. Opens Thursday. Reception Sunday 4-6 p.m. Through Jan. 6. The Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035. www.nvfaa.org. Free.
After-Work Jazz + Mixer Bossalingo’s specialty is jazz with Cuban and Brazilian rhythms. Music 5:30-8 p.m., concessions 4-7:30 p.m. Artisphere, Town Hall, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-875-1100. www.artisphere.com. Free.
“Dreamgirls” The musical follows the rise of a Motown girl group in Chicago. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through Jan. 6. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. www.signature-theatre.org. $62-$86.
International Festival of Hispanic Theatre This week’s Teatro de la Luna production is an Argentine comedy, “First-Time Mother,” by Mariel Rosciano. In Spanish with live English dubbing. Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m. Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-548-3092. 703-998-4555. www.teatrodelaluna.org. $35, seniors $30.
Alexandria Film Festival More than 40 local and international films will be screened, including features, documentaries and shorts, plus programs with film-makers. Events take place Friday-Sunday at the Charles Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria, the U.S. Patent and Trade Office, 600 Dulany St, Alexandria and the Cherry Blossom Boat, Alexandria Dock, 3 Cameron Street. Find the complete schedule on the Web site. 703-549-5250. alexandriafilm.org. Free-$15.
43rd annual “Treasury of Art” This exhibition features original works by artists from across the region, including Vienna’s Artist of the Year, Pauline Davis Lorfano. Meet juror Peter Ulrich at the awards reception Friday 7-9 p.m. The show continues Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday noon-4 p.m. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. 703-319-3971. www.viennaartssociety.org. Free.
“Oliver Twist” Creative Cauldron stages Charles Dickens’s classic tale. Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church. 703-593-5697. www.creativecauldron.org. $15, seniors and students $12.
Ellis Paul Paul is a singer-songwriter who began his career in the Boston folk scene and has bridged the gap between traditional folk music and the modern folk sound. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $20.
“Cinderella: Once Upon a Time” The Sterling Playmakers perform this musical fairy tale about Cinderella and her Prince Charming. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave., Sterling. 703-437-6117. www.sterlingplaymakers.com. $12.