Going Out Guide for Alexandria and Arlington, Va., Sept. 16-22

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Sept. 16

JIM STEPHANSON AND JOHN PREVITI A seasoned D.C. blues artist, Stephanson has been playing electric guitar with various local bands since the 1970s. With bassist Previti, he performs swing and jazz from the '40s and '50s. 7 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-838-4199. http://www.torpedofactory.org. Free.

"BEER WARS: BREWED IN AMERICA" Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse and the D.C. School of Beer present a film about the competitive beer industry in America. Doors open for an optional beer-tasting at 6:15 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. 703-486-2345. http://www.arlingtondrafthouse.com. $9; beer-tasting is extra.

JEFFREY OSBORNE The former lead singer of the band L.T.D., Osborne recently performed his hit song "On the Wings of Love" on ABC's "The Bachelor." 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. http://www.birchmere.com. $65.

DEAD HEART BLOOM The New York-based foursome, which specializes in mixing musical styles, plays tracks from its latest album, "Strange Waves." With Cobra Collective. 9 p.m. Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-8340. http://www.iotaclubandcafe.com. $12.

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Sept. 17

SUPPER UNDER THE STARS An evening cookout with jazz by Al Williams and friends and barbecue from Mango Mike's restaurant. Sponsored by the Old Town Business and Professional Association. 5:30 p.m. King Street Gardens Park, 1806 King St., Alexandria. 703-683-0333. http://www.otbpa.com. $25 in advance, $30 at the gate.

"A STUDY OF PASSING EVENTS" An exhibit of works by self-taught artist and librarian J.J. Cromer. Artist's reception Friday 6:30-8:30 p.m. Exhibit opens Thursday. Through Oct. 31. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035. http://www.nvfaa.org. Free.

LATIN AMERICAN HARP FESTIVAL Music by Juan Aquino, Alberto de la Rosa and Marcelo Rojas. Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. 703-548-3092. http://www.teatrodelaluna.org. $30, seniors and students $25.

LAURA VEIRS & HALL OF FLAMES The Oregon-based singer's seventh album, "July Flame," was released in January. With the Watson Twins and Led to Sea. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. http://www.birchmere.com. $22.50.

"THE TENTH MAN" American Century Theater presents Paddy Chayefsky's comedic drama about a group of old Orthodox Jewish men who perform an exorcism to banish the demons that have possessed one of their granddaughters. Opens Friday at 8 p.m., continues Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through Oct 16. Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-998-4555. http://www.americancentury.org. Wednesday is pay what you can; regular performances $30-$35, age 65 and older, students and active-duty military $27-$32; age 18 and younger free if accompanied by an adult.

ROBBIE FULKS BAND Known for his distaste of mainstream country, the Chicago-based alternative-country singer performs a mix of humorous tributes and serious ballads. With David Kitchen. 9 p.m. Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-8340. http://www.iotaclubandcafe.com. $15.


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