Going Out Guide

April 3, 2013
THU 04

Jon Lovitz, Chris Kattan and Tim Meadows The former “SNL” stars are on stage in Alexandria. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $69.50.

“The Last Five Years” Aaron Posner directs the play, in which two lovers recount their relationship through songs. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through April 28. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. www.signature-theatre.org. $29-$86.

FRI 05

Potomac Nationals The P-Nats begin their season at home with games against the Lynchburg Hillcats (Friday at 7:05 p.m., Saturday at 6:35 p.m. and Sunday at 1:05 p.m.) followed by games against the Salem Red Sox (Monday and Tuesday at 7:05 p.m., Wednesday at 10:35 a.m.). G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium,
7 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge. 703-590-2311. www.potomacnationals.com.
$8-$15; seniors, military and ages 6 to 12
$7-$10; age 5 and younger free.

Dinner and a movie Watch the Hitchcock film “Rear Window,” starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter and Raymond Burr. An accompanying three-course dinner complements the film’s theme. 8 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, W-3 Theatre, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org. $39 includes film, dinner and soft drinks; wine-pairing option available; reservations required.

“They’re Playing Our Song” BITWC Theatre presents Neil Simon’s musical based on the relationship of composer Marvin Hamlisch and lyricist Carole Bayer Sager. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-554-8889. www.franklinparkartscenter.org. $20.

Peter Kolkay The bassoonist is joined by pianist Alexandra Nguyen and oboist Deirdre Chadwick in a performance of Moravec, Poulenc and Lalliet.
8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-938-2404. www.wolftrap.org. $35.

SAT 06

Palestine Interrupted A 2011 tour of the Palestinian territories informed Bud Hensgen’s exhibit of 14 paintings. Opens Saturday. Reception and gallery talk April 13, 5-7 p.m. Through April 30. Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. 703-998-6260. www.convergenceccf.net. Free.

Asian Art and Culture Day Workshops, demonstrations, performances, talks and exhibitions featuring Asian art and culture, a cherry tree planting and other cultural activities for all ages. Presenters include Japan America Society of Washington, D.C.; George Mason University; Workhouse Ceramic Artists and Ikebana International. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org. Free.

Washington Area Folk Harp Society A concert featuring internationally renowned harpist Robbin Gordon-Cartier, the Harp Happy ensemble, and Jo Morrison and Barbra Bailey Bradley in duet. With performances by the Heatherwood Harp Ensemble and the Crookston Music Studio Harp Ensemble.
7:30 p.m. Knox Presbyterian Church, 7416 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. 703-578-3106. www.wafhs.org. $15, seniors and students $10.

Asphalt Orchestra A 12-piece marching band that combines choreography with an unusual take on traditional marching music. 8 p.m. McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-0123. www.aldentheatre.org. $18-$25.

The Russian National Ballet Theatre Two ballets will be performed: “Giselle,” the tale of a peasant girl who falls in love with a count disguised as a villager (Saturday at 8 p.m.), and “Swan Lake,” about a young prince who falls in love with a cursed princess (Sunday at 4 p.m.). George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $27-$54.

SUN 07

“It’s Vaudeville” Funny man Mark Brutsche returns as his alter ego, Buddy Silver, to host a complete Vaudeville show with no help, unless the audience gets involved. 3 p.m. CenterStage, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. 703-476-4500. www.restoncommunitycenter.com. $15-$30.

Mason Chorale The George Mason University Chorale performs Broadway favorites. 3 and
7 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $10, seniors and students $5.

A Far Cry This self-conducted chamber orchestra from Boston, featuring 17 young professional musicians, was founded in 2007.
4 p.m. Waterford Old School, 40222 Fairfax St., Waterford. 540-882-3018, Ext. 117. www.waterfordfoundation.org. $30, students $20.

New Dominion Chorale The choir performs Beveridge’s “Yizkor Requiem” and Mendelssohn’s “Psalms.” 4 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. $30, seniors $25, students $5.

MON 08

“Imagine This” Ruth Corning’s etchings and lithographs are on exhibit through April 30. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Printmakers Inc., Studio 325, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1342. www.torpedofactory.org. Free.

TUE 09

Ensemble da Camera of Washington The George Mason University School of Music presents its ensemble in residence. Anna Balakerskaia, Claire Eichhorn and Ricardo Cyncynates will play rarely performed chamber works. 8 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. Free.

Hot Club of Cowtown A new album by this Austin-based band known for its western swing and hot jazz music, “Rendezvous in Rhythm,”
is scheduled to be released in May. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $20.

WED 10

“Trash Talk” An all-media exhibition featuring works made from repurposed objects. Opens Wednesday. Reception and gallery talk April 11, 6-8 p.m. Through April 28. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4. www.torpedofactory.org. Free.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Dragons are headlining the circus tour that also includes elephants, trapeze artists and clowns. Opens Wednesday at 7 p.m. Through April 21. George Mason University, Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Cir., Fairfax. 202-397-7328. 703-993-3000. www.patriotcenter.com. $15-$110.

Workhouse April studio exhibits Studio exhibits open Wednesday, featuring American artist H.K. Anne’s landscapes on canvas using charcoal, turpentine, varnish, stand oil and pigments. Gwen Bragg’s “Beneath the Surface” watercolors capture the flow of water over stones. Reception April 13, 6-9 p.m. Through May 5. Workhouse Arts Center, Building W-5 and W-6, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org. Free.

— Compiled by Jean Mack from staff reports

Russian National Ballet

Two ballets will be performed: “Giselle,” the tale of a peasant girl who falls in love with a count disguised as a villager (Saturday at 8 p.m.), and “Swan Lake,” pictured above, about a young prince who falls in love with a cursed princess (Sunday at 4 p.m.). George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu.
$27-$54.

SECTION: {section=local, subsection=null}!!!
INITIAL commentConfig: {includereply=true, canvas_permalink_id=washpost.com/8bvh5zpd9k, allow_comments=true, commentmaxlength=2000, includeshare=true, display_comments=true, canvas_permalink_app_instance=m6yzjj840m, display_more=true, moderationrequired=false, includefeaturenotification=true, comments_period=14, defaultsort=reverseChronological, canvas_allcomments_id=washpost.com/km4ey0dajm, includevoteofftopic=false, allow_videos=false, childrenitemsperpage=3, markerdisplay=post_commenter:Post Commenter|staff:Post Writer|top_commenter:Post Forum|top_local:Washingtologist|top_sports:SuperFan|fact_checker:Fact Checker|post_recommended:Post Recommended|world_watcher:World Watcher|cultuer_connoisseur:Culture Connoisseur|weather_watcher:Capital Weather Watcher|post_contributor:Post Contributor, includesorts=true, includeheader=true, defaulttab=all, includeverifiedcommenters=true, includerecommend=true, maxitemstop=3, includereport=true, source=washpost.com, allow_photos=false, maxitems=15, display_ugc_photos=false, includepause=true, canvas_allcomments_app_instance=6634zxcgfd, includepermalink=false}!!!

UGC FROM ARTICLE: {allow_comments=true, allow_photos=false, allow_videos=false, comments_period=14, comments_source=washpost.com, default_sort=, default_tab=, display_comments=true, is_ugc_gallery=false, max_items_to_display=15, max_items_to_display_top=3, moderation_required=false, stream_id=}!!!

FINAL commentConfig: {includereply=true, canvas_permalink_id=washpost.com/8bvh5zpd9k, allow_comments=true, commentmaxlength=2000, includeshare=true, display_comments=true, canvas_permalink_app_instance=m6yzjj840m, display_more=true, moderationrequired=false, includefeaturenotification=true, comments_period=14, defaultsort=reverseChronological, canvas_allcomments_id=washpost.com/km4ey0dajm, includevoteofftopic=false, allow_videos=false, childrenitemsperpage=3, markerdisplay=post_commenter:Post Commenter|staff:Post Writer|top_commenter:Post Forum|top_local:Washingtologist|top_sports:SuperFan|fact_checker:Fact Checker|post_recommended:Post Recommended|world_watcher:World Watcher|cultuer_connoisseur:Culture Connoisseur|weather_watcher:Capital Weather Watcher|post_contributor:Post Contributor, includesorts=true, includeheader=true, defaulttab=all, includeverifiedcommenters=true, includerecommend=true, maxitemstop=3, includereport=true, source=washpost.com, allow_photos=false, maxitems=15, display_ugc_photos=false, includepause=true, canvas_allcomments_app_instance=6634zxcgfd, includepermalink=false}!!
Comments
SECTION: {section=local, subsection=null}!!!
INITIAL commentConfig: {includereply=true, canvas_permalink_id=washpost.com/8bvh5zpd9k, allow_comments=true, commentmaxlength=2000, includeshare=true, display_comments=true, canvas_permalink_app_instance=m6yzjj840m, display_more=true, moderationrequired=false, includefeaturenotification=true, comments_period=14, defaultsort=reverseChronological, canvas_allcomments_id=washpost.com/km4ey0dajm, includevoteofftopic=false, allow_videos=false, childrenitemsperpage=3, markerdisplay=post_commenter:Post Commenter|staff:Post Writer|top_commenter:Post Forum|top_local:Washingtologist|top_sports:SuperFan|fact_checker:Fact Checker|post_recommended:Post Recommended|world_watcher:World Watcher|cultuer_connoisseur:Culture Connoisseur|weather_watcher:Capital Weather Watcher|post_contributor:Post Contributor, includesorts=true, includeheader=true, defaulttab=all, includeverifiedcommenters=true, includerecommend=true, maxitemstop=3, includereport=true, source=washpost.com, allow_photos=false, maxitems=15, display_ugc_photos=false, includepause=true, canvas_allcomments_app_instance=6634zxcgfd, includepermalink=false}!!!

UGC FROM ARTICLE: {allow_comments=true, allow_photos=false, allow_videos=false, comments_period=14, comments_source=washpost.com, default_sort=, default_tab=, display_comments=true, is_ugc_gallery=false, max_items_to_display=15, max_items_to_display_top=3, moderation_required=false, stream_id=}!!!

FINAL commentConfig: {includereply=true, canvas_permalink_id=washpost.com/8bvh5zpd9k, allow_comments=true, commentmaxlength=2000, includeshare=true, display_comments=true, canvas_permalink_app_instance=m6yzjj840m, display_more=true, moderationrequired=false, includefeaturenotification=true, comments_period=14, defaultsort=reverseChronological, canvas_allcomments_id=washpost.com/km4ey0dajm, includevoteofftopic=false, allow_videos=false, childrenitemsperpage=3, markerdisplay=post_commenter:Post Commenter|staff:Post Writer|top_commenter:Post Forum|top_local:Washingtologist|top_sports:SuperFan|fact_checker:Fact Checker|post_recommended:Post Recommended|world_watcher:World Watcher|cultuer_connoisseur:Culture Connoisseur|weather_watcher:Capital Weather Watcher|post_contributor:Post Contributor, includesorts=true, includeheader=true, defaulttab=all, includeverifiedcommenters=true, includerecommend=true, maxitemstop=3, includereport=true, source=washpost.com, allow_photos=false, maxitems=15, display_ugc_photos=false, includepause=true, canvas_allcomments_app_instance=6634zxcgfd, includepermalink=false}!!
Show Comments