Going Out Guide

Correction: A previous version of the listings incorrectly described Daniel Briere as the actor and director of “Leo: The Anti-Gravity Show.” Briere is the director. William Bonnet is the performer. This version has been corrected.


"Borrowed Time" by artist Matthew Kiehl, part of the “Craft and Character: Wasteland” show in Alexandria. (Matthew Kiehl)
THU 14

“Craft and Character: Wasteland” Matthew D. Kiehl’s exhibit features pen and ink drawings on distressed paper. Through March 17. 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.

“Rayhart” This exhibit features paintings in acrylic on canvas by Ray Hart. Through March 16. Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Art Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. 703-330-2787. www.center-for-the-arts.org. Free.

“Sexo, Pudor y Lagrimas (Sex, Shame and Tears)” The vagaries of relationships are explored in this comedy presented by Teatro de la Luna. Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m. Through March 9. Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-998-4555. $30-$35, seniors and students $25-$30. Feb. 16 fundraising night $40.

Red Molly Laurie MacAllister, Abbie Gardner and Carolann Solebello formed this Americana trio in 2004. When Solebello left the band last year, Molly Venter joined. With bluegrass tunes by the Steel Wheels. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-938-2404. www.wolftrap.org. $20.

FRI 15

Street Corner Symphony This a cappella group was the runner-up on the second season of “The Sing-Off,” NBC’s all-vocal competition. With Ernie Halter. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $18-$22.

Why?Mumps, Etc.,” the latest album by this group, was released in October. With Astronautalis and Dream Tiger. 8 p.m. State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300. www.thestatetheatre.com. $11 in advance, $13 at the door.

“America’s National Parks: Through the Artist’s Lens, Volume 2” Wolf Trap Opera Company vocalists provide musical accompaniment to the photography of Terre Jones in this multimedia performance. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-938-2404. www.wolftrap.org. $35.

“Leo: The Anti-Gravity Show” Director Daniel Briere appears to defy gravity in this show that uses a tilted stage and video projection. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. 703-875-1100. www.artisphere.com. $30.

“The Vagina Monologues” This show, written by Eve Ensler, explores the topics of sex, relationships and violence against women. Proceeds benefit the Mason Victims of Violence Fund. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. George Mason University, Harris Theater, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8892. waves.gmu.edu. $25.

SAT 16

“A Tribute to the Dream” This Black History Month concert by George Mason University’s Potomac Arts Academy and School of Music is in honor of the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Saturday at 11 a.m. (Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org) and Sunday at 3 p.m. (George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu). $10, seniors and students $5.

“Killer Harmony” The StageCoach Theatre Company presents a murder mystery dinner theater production. 7-10 p.m. Loudoun Valley Vineyards, 38516 Charlestown Pike, Waterford. 571-477-9444. www.stagecoachtc.com/featured. $48.

The Cecil Ray Comedy Club Christian stand-up comedians T.J. Reed, Angela Moore, Cecil Ray and Miss Clarees perform. 7 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, W-3 Theatre, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org. $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

John Eaton This concert by the D.C. pianist and vocalist features popular American music from the 1920s to the 1940s. 7:30 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-938-2404. www.wolftrap.org. $25.

Gerald Clayton Trio The trio is led by award-winning jazz pianist Gerald Clayton. 8 p.m. CenterStage, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. 703-476-4500. www.restoncommunitycenter.com. $30.

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra The D.C.-based group celebrates Mardi Gras, New Orleans-style. 8 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $22-$44.

SUN 17

U.S. Marine Chamber Orchestra The afternoon performance features the music of American composer Morton Gould. With clarinet soloist Master Gunnery Sgt. Jeffrey Strouf. 2 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. Free.

“All You Need Is Love: A Tribute to the Beatles” Hear love songs and Beatles cover music by Luke Brindley, Anthony Fiacco and Todd Wright. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $16.

Arlo Guthrie “Here Comes the Kid” is a concert by Arlo Guthrie in honor of the 100th birthday of his father, Woody Guthrie. He will perform some of his father’s songs. 7 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $32-$48.

MON 18

George Washington’s Birthday at Mount Vernon Celebrate Washington’s 281st birthday at his home on the Potomac. There will be military demonstrations and musical performances by the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, wreath-laying ceremonies at his tomb and stories about “the General.” 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria. 703-780-2000. www.mountvernon.org. Free.

Washington’s birthday parade A parade celebrating Washington’s 281st birthday will march from Gibbon and South Fairfax streets to Wilkes and South Royal streets in Alexandria. Throughout the day, several historic sites in Alexandria will be open to the public, including Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Friendship Firehouse Museum, Old Presbyterian Meeting House, the Lyceum, Carlyle House, Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum and Christ Church. Parade 1-3 p.m. See the Web site for a complete schedule of events. 703-829-6640. www.washingtonbirthday.net. Free.

TUE 19

Matinee Idyll: OperaBelle This afternoon event features a luncheon followed by a performance by OperaBelle, a trio of operatic sopranos, including Prince William County’s Angela Knight. A coffee and dessert reception with the artists will be held after the performance. 12:30 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $38.

WED 20

Stephen Lynch A singer, songwriter and stand-up comedian, Lynch blends music and comedy on his latest album, “Lion,” released in November. Wednesday and Feb. 21 at 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

‘Craft and Character: Wasteland’

3Matthew D. Kiehl’s exhibit features pen-and-ink drawings on distressed paper, such as “Borrowed Time,” above. Through March 17. 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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