BELLS AND BRASS

Manassas Baptist Church and Grace United Methodist Church will feature hand bell concerts this weekend. Playing the world's largest set of hand bells, the Westminster Concert Bell Choir will perform original compositions and works arranged specifically for hand bells. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Manassas Baptist Church, 8800 Sudley Rd., Manassas. 703-361-2146, Ext. 291. The Wiedensahl Hand Bell Choir from Wiedensahl, Germany, will perform a concert of hand bells and brass music. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Grace United Methodist Church, 9750 Wellington Rd., Manassas. 703-361-7800.

CAPITOL LAUGHS

The Capitol Steps -- a troupe of current and former congressional staff members turned songwriters and performers -- return with their musical political satire. The show is a joint fundraiser by the five high schools in eastern Prince William County to benefit their after-graduation parties. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Gar-Field Senior High School, 14000 Smoketown Rd., Woodbridge. $25. 703-730-0369.

"MELINDA HARLEMAN: NEW DIRECTIONS"

Using pastels and colored pencils, artist Melinda Harleman creates designs on traditional and handmade papers. Harleman has sold several of her works to greeting card companies; she conducts workshops and art classes throughout the area. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, through May 4. Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. 703-490-1117.

Melinda Harleman's pastel creations on traditional and handmade papers are featured at the Loft Gallery.