Northern Virginia

Ewan McGregor in
Ewan McGregor in "Trainspotting." (Photofest)
Friday, May 29, 2009

Northern Virginia

Festivals Vintage Virginia Wine Festival

Get away to scenic Bull Run this weekend for this annual two-day fest, with a focus on Virginia wines. Pick your pleasures from more than 350 wines (from 50 wineries). A slew of party-starting bands, including Beleza Brasil and Big Sam's Funky Nation, perform and revelers can also check out crafts and food vendors who'll be hawking their goods on site. Advance tickets, $25; children and designated driver admission, $5-$16. At the gate, admission is $30; children and designated drivers, $8-$22. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday. Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville. Visit


Film "Trainspotting"

The AFI Silver is showing the films of Danny Boyle, and boy, is each an entirely different prospect -- the apocalyptic "28 Days Later," "Trainspotting" and "Slumdog Millionaire"? But the one that put him on the map was this cultish 1996 film (based on the novel by Irvine Welsh) that was, of all things, a pitch-black comedy about a group of junkies. The film made a star of Ewan McGregor, and yielded a pretty great soundtrack, too. The totally not-family-friendly movie is screening for just under a week. $10; seniors and students, $9; age 12 and younger, $6. Screenings start today at 9:15 p.m. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720 and

Northern Virginia

Onstage TJ Miller

Miller is a onetime GWU student who has slowly been working his way up in Hollywood as a comic and actor (he was in "Cloverfield"), but he still finds time to make his way back to Washington for the odd performance. Last year he performed in the D.C. Comedy Fest Super Alt showcase; tonight and tomorrow, he's back to perform at Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse. His comedic style: A little Dane Cook-ish, but hey, that guy can fill Verizon Center. $12. 9:45 p.m. Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. 703-486-2345 or

The District

Closing "Woman and Scarecrow"

It's the last few days to see Solas Nua's production of the lyrical "Woman and Scarecrow," Irish writer Marina Carr's 2006 play that follows Woman, who contemplates her unfulfilled life from on her deathbed with the help of the sharp-tongued figure who has followed her her whole existence. The show ends Sunday. $20. Today and tomorrow at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Flashpoint's Mead Theatre Lab, 916 G St. NW. 800-494-8497 or visit

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