Going Out Guide


“Ladies Swing the Blues” gets its world premiere at MetroStage (MetroStage)
January 23, 2013
THU 24

“Interwoven: Art.Craft.Design” This exhibit of video, murals, fiber work, photography, books, mixed media sculpture and paintings by local artists emphasizes and expands the boundaries of craft, design and fine art. Through March 24. Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-248-6800. www.arlingtonartscenter.org. Free.

“Winter Impressions” This winter-themed show includes jewelry, tableware and home decorations. Through Feb. 4. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Enamelists Gallery, Studio 28, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-836-1561. www.torpedofactory.org. Free.

Jeffrey Osborne This R&B singer has been performing since 1969 and has gold and platinum albums, including “Stay With Me Tonight.” 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $65.

“Ladies Swing the Blues” Stories of New York’s jazz scene in the 1940s and ’50s are retold by four women backstage at a show. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m., through March 17. MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 800-494-8497. www.metrostage.org. $48-$55, students $25.

FRI 25

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival More than 250 artists showcase handcrafted pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, furniture, home decor and photography. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Ctr., Chantilly. 800-210-9900. www.sugarloafcrafts.com. $8 in advance, $10 at the door, age 11 and younger free.

Steven Isserlis British cellist Isserlis is joined by pianist Kirill Gerstein to perform works by Brahms, Bartok, Liszt and Busoni. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-938-2404. www.wolftrap.org. $35.

The Birdland Big Band This show re-creates the ambience of a night at New York’s Birdland Jazz Club, with drummer Tommy Igoe leading the Birdland Big Band. 8 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $28-$44.

The Legwarmers Remember the music and the big hair at this ’80s tribute band retro dance party. Friday and Saturday at 9:30 p.m. State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300. www.thestatetheatre.com. $18.

SAT 26

Chinese New Year Festival The sixth annual celebration sponsored by the Asian Community Service Center is an indoor event with cultural performances including dragon and lion dancing, Asian foods, workshops on Chinese cooking and language, craft and business booths, children activities and a Lunar New Year dragon parade. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. 703-868-1509. www.chinesenewyearfestival.org. Free.

Hylton in the Highlands: A Festival of Scotland This two-day festival features a performance by Scottish fiddler Bonnie Rideout, a bagpipe and drumming master class, Scottish country dancing demonstrations, a showcase of Scottish crafts, children’s activities, Scotch whisky tastings, an afternoon tea, Scottish sword dances, a performance by The Black Watch and The Band of the Scots Guards and a traditional Burns Night Dinner. Saturday-Sunday. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. Saturday admission $15, children $5. Some events Saturday and Sunday carry an additional fee. See the Web site for the complete schedule and prices.

Night of Boleros This concert features Spanish-language love ballads by singers Maria Aurora Paz and Alex Alburqueque, with pianist Alejandro Hernandez Valdez, sponsored by Teatro de la Luna. 7 p.m. National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-548-3092. 703-907-5939. www.teatrodelaluna.org. $30, seniors and students $25.

Gangstagrass The unusual combination of bluegrass and hip-hop is the product of Rench, the mastermind behind this group. With country music by the Highballers. 8 p.m. Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-875-1100. www.artisphere.com. $15.

Mike Rayburn Guitar and Comedy Classically trained guitarist and stand-up comic Mike Rayburn has received standing ovations at all eight of his Carnegie Hall performances. Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. www.franklinparkartscenter.org. $15, seniors and students $12.

SUN 27

American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra The orchestra offers works by Barber, Bernstein, Copland and Gershwin. With guest violinist Ricardo Cyncynates. 3 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-845-6156. www.nvcc.edu/schlesingercenter. $15.

Ladies’ Tea Sample period-inspired delicacies and sip a tea blend from Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, then tour of the museum. 3-4:30 p.m. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-746-4242. www.gadsbystavern.org. $35.

“Penelope’s Pesky Pen” This new dance production for kids by Jane Franklin Dance is inspired by Frank Dormer’s latest children’s book, “The Obstinate Pen.” 4 p.m. The Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. 703-933-1111. 703-548-0035. www.nvfaa.org. www.janefranklin.com. $10-$15.

The 29th annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest Gala The Songwriters’ Association of Washington (SAW) will announce the winners of the 29th annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest. With performances of the award-winning songs, including folk, jazz, rock, country, hip-hop, adult contemporary and children’s music. 6 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. Ext. 8. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. www.saw.org. $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

MON 28

“U.S. 17: The Scenic Highway/Hopeful Calm & Beginnings” In “U.S. 17: The Scenic Highway,” local photographer Catherine Powers displays photographs taken along U.S. 17, from Virginia to Florida, recording the vanishing culture. Michael Kane’s “Hopeful Calm & Beginnings” features photographs recording the natural world.Through Feb. 20. ArtSpace, 750 Center St., Herndon. 703-956-6590. www.artspaceherndon.org.

Jesse Cook The award-winning guitarist released his eighth studio album, “The Blue Guitar Sessions,” in September. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $35.

TUES 29

The Delta Saints This group released its latest album, “Death Letter Jubilee,” in December. With Black Girls. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $10.

WED 30

Robert Earl Keen Best known for his way with lyrics, this singer-songwriter is a musical storyteller. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $39.50.

— Compiled by Jean Mack from staff reports

‘Ladies Swing the Blues’

3Stories of New York’s jazz scene in the 1940s and ’50s are retold by four women backstage at a show. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m., through March 17. MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 800-494-8497. www.metrostage.org. $48-$55, students $25.

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