“The Next Wave: Industrial Design Innovation in the 21st Century” This exhibit, part of the Washington, D.C., International Design Festival, explores innovation in product designs. Opening reception 7-10 p.m. Through May 19. Artisphere, Terrace Gallery, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-875-1100. www.artisphere.com. Free.
“The Tempest” A silent take on Shakespeare’s story of power, sorcery and a violent torrent on a set that features a stage swirling with water. Wednesday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Through March 24. Synetic Theater at Crystal City, 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington. 800-494-8497. www.synetictheater.org. $35-$55, seniors and military $30-$50, students $15-$20. Splash zone tickets $40, students $15.
Dada Michael Gurley, Joie Calio and Phil Leavitt are on a U.S. tour to celebrate their 20th year together as Dada. With Jerad Finck and 7Horse. 8:30 p.m. State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300. www.thestatetheatre.com. $18 in advance, $21 at the door.
Third Day Christian rock band Third Day released its latest album, “Miracle,” in November and begins its Miracle Tour in Fairfax. With Colton Dixon and Josh Wilson. 7 p.m. George Mason University, Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Cir., Fairfax. 703-993-3000. www.patriotcenter.com. $15-$35.
“See How They Run” Set in Britain during World War II, the comedy, performed by the Mason Players, follows a well-intentioned woman trying to please everyone, including three unexpected visitors. Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. George Mason University, Performing Arts Building, TheaterSpace, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-2787. cfa.gmu.edu. $15, seniors and students $10.
Huey Mack and OCD The Up to No Good Tour features rapper Huey Mack and OCD: Moosh and Twist. With Cullen Bonham, Koncept, PJ Murda, Scuba and Zen. 6 p.m. Empire, 6355 Rolling Rd., Springfield. 703-569-5940. www.empire-nova.com. $12.
C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band C.J.’s father, Clifton, was known as the King of Zydeco. Since his father’s death in 1987, C.J. and the band have added modern funk, blues, R&B, swamp pop and more to Clifton’s traditional zydeco. Dance lesson 7:30 p.m., open dancing 8:30- 11 p.m. Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. www.artisphere.com. $20.
Last Ham Standing This improvisational theater troupe takes suggestions from the audience to create comic scenes. 8 p.m. Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. www.lastham.com. www.franklinparkartscenter. org. $12, students $10, children $8.
Piano Ensemble Festival About 200 students ages 6-18 will perform classical, spiritual, jazz, patriotic, rock and contemporary duets and trios on six grand pianos in combinations of 12-18 students playing at the same time. This festival is sponsored by the Fairfax-Loudoun Music Fellowship, a professional organization of music educators. 7 p.m. Tuscarora High School, 801 N. King St., Leesburg. 703-867-7718. www.flmf.org/ensemblefestival.html. Free, donations accepted.
Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweeps A Cappella Festival and Competition This year’s competitors include Avante Vocal Jazz from North Carolina, Bling! from Florida, Blueline from the District, Breath of Soul from Tennessee, the Lake Effect from western New York and two Maryland groups, Lustre and Sfourzando. Genres include jazz, gospel, barbershop and contemporary. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $29.50.
“Around the World in 80 Days” Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre stages Jules Verne’s tale, set in 1872, about an English gentleman’s attempt to travel around the world in 80 days to win a bet. 8 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $20-$40.
Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra Listen to the big band sound of the 1930s and take to the dance floor. 8 p.m. McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-0123. www.mcleancenter.org. $30.
George Mason Symphony Orchestra This all-Dvorak concert includes a visual presentation for the largo and scherzo of the Symphony No. 9, created by Joseph Horowitz in collaboration with the video artist Peter Bogdanoff. With cello soloist Kenneth Law. Saturday at 8 p.m. (Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org) or Sunday at 4 p.m. (George Mason University, Harris Theater, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu.) $10, seniors and students $5.
Mickey’s Music Festival Songs from Disney movies are remixed and performed by characters. 1 and 4 p.m. George Mason University, Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Cir., Fairfax. 703-993-3000. www.patriotcenter.com. $22-$50.
New Dominion Choraliers and American Balalaika Symphony Traditional Russian stringed instruments and choraliers join together for “Swingin’ With the Strings,” featuring music from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. 2:30 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $20, seniors and students $15, age 5-13 $5, 4 and younger free.
Sean Tyrrell A native of Galway, Ireland, Tyrrell is winding down his U.S. tour. 4 and 6 p.m. Old Brogue, 760 Walker Rd., Great Falls. 703-759-3309. www.oldbrogue.com. $17, ages 12 and younger $12.
“Keyboard Conversations With Jeffrey Siegel” The pianist performs Schubert with commentary about the composer. 7 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $19-$38, children through grade 12 half-price weh accompanied by an adult.
Wake Owl Singer-songwriter Colyn Cameron released his “Wild Country” EP on Jan. 29. With Brockway and Andy Shauf. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $10.
Gaelic Storm This California-based group gained recognition performing as the “steerage band” in the movie “Titanic.” Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $35.
Road Trippin’ Tour Hip-hop artists Mod Sun, Cisco Adler, Tayyib Ali and Pat Brown stop in Vienna on their tour. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $15.
Celtic Crossroads Irish dancers and classically trained musicians playing bodhran, banjo, mandolin, bouzouki and other instruments perform Celtic music with bold rhythms. Wednesday and Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-938-2404. www.wolftrap.org. $27.
— Compiled by Jean Mack from staff reports