Thursday, May 16

Clifton homes tour and market place, tour four homes in the Clifton area, the Masonic Lodge in Clifton and the log cabin at the Paradise Springs winery, sponsored by the Clifton Community Woman’s Club. A marketplace featuring local vendors will also be held at the winery, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; “Wine Down” from 3-6 p.m., with live music and a silent auction fundraiser at the winery. Paradise Springs Winery, 13219 Yates Ford Rd. Homes tour, $30; marketplace, free. 703-830-9463 or

Fairfax bingo, no smoking, dinner sold, sponsored by the Arlington-Fairfax Elks. Proceeds go to scholarships and other Elks Lodge charities. Doors open, 5:30 p.m; early bird bingo, 6:30 p.m.; regular bingo, 7:30 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays, Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd. Early bird minimum, $6; regular bingo, $14 for six face cards. 703-560-2188.

Springfield bingo, for age 16 and older. Youths 16 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult. No smoking, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department, 7011 Backlick Rd. $10-$25. 703-541-3139.

Damn Yankees,” the school’s eighth-graders perform the musical comedy about a loyal Senators fan who exchanges his soul with the devil for a chance to help his favorite team. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Burgundy Farm Country Day School, 3700 Burgundy Rd., Alexandria. $5; children, $1. 703-960-3431 or

“Thunder Knocking on the Door,” Creative Cauldron presents a blues musical fable written by Keith Glover, with lyrics and music by three-time Grammy award winner Keb’ Mo’ and Anderson Edwards. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, through May 26, ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church. $22, seniors and students $20. 571-239-5288 or

Friday, May 17

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, view and purchase art from more than 200 artists; a children’s art area, live entertainment and more, presented by Greater Reston Arts Center. 5-8 p.m., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Reston Town Center Pavilion, 1818 Discovery St. Free. 703-471-9242 or

“Spring Follies,” concert by the Fairfax Choral Society’s central campus youth singers. 7 p.m., Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Tpk., Annandale. $27; students, $10; in advance, $25; students, $10. 703-642-3277,

Voce Chamber Singers, a concert featuring a section of Haydn’s “The Seasons” and works by Gershwin, Brubeck, Piazzolla and more, all with a summertime theme. 7:30 p.m. Friday, St. John Neumann Church, 11900 Lawyers Rd., Reston. Also 7:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon. $25; seniors, $20; age 24 and younger, $10. 703-277-7772 or

Sixth Generation concert, formed in Michigan in 1966, this band was inducted in 2011 into the state’s Rock and Roll Legends hall of fame. 8 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, Rizer Pavilion, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. $10-$15. 703-584-2900.

Saturday, May 18

Lions Club flea market, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Springfield-Franconia Host Lions Club, 6900 Hechinger Dr., Springfield. Sellers: $20 per parking spot. 703-569-3074 or

Tai-chi and balance exercise, outdoors with Maria Spearman. 8-9 a.m., Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Free. 703-288-9505.

Fourth National Armed Forces Day Freedom Ride, a benefit motorcycle rally escorted by police from Fairfax and Prince William counties, heading to Quantico Cemetery. Following a tribute ceremony the riders will return to the Springfield American Legion for military displays including the mid-Atlantic Wall of the Fallen, Marine wounded warrior regiment and a “custom chopper” display. Vendors and food on premises. Proceeds support the Mission of Able Forces, providing emergency assistance, job training and employment opportunities for wounded warriors, disabled veterans, caregivers, and spouses. Ride registration, 9 a.m.; ride, 10 a.m., American Legion Post 176, 6520 Amherst Ave., Springfield. $15, passengers, $5. 540-631-9600, Ext. 4 or

Spring garden day, more than 40 vendors of rare and unusual plants sell perennials, native flora and more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. 703-642-5173,

Antique car show, antiques, classics, modifieds and hot rods 25 years and older, a Model-T Ford reassembled in 15 minutes; live bluegrass music and food. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Fairfax City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax City. $1; ages 12 and younger, free. 703-620-9597, or

Civil War Day, a living-history event depicting the Falls Church home front during the war including drilling exercises, live music, a children’s activities tent, house tours, a special Emancipation Proclamation presentation at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and a free bus tour of the new Civil War Trail through town, departing at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Box lunch available. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Cherry Hill Farmhouse, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. Free; box lunch, $8. 703-248-5171.

Terrarium workshop, horticulturist Tammy Burke discusses how to create and maintain terrariums. 10 a.m., Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct., Vienna. $30, materials included; reservations required. 703-255-3631.

McLean Day, McLean Community Center’s festival includes carnival rides and games, live entertainment and a community expo. Free shuttle buses available from McLean Baptist Church, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer and McLean Community Center. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Rd. Free. 703-790-0123 or

Historic house tour, tour historic Ratcliffe-Allison House and learn about the many residents and owners, from 19th-century tradesmen to a 20th-century newspaper columnist. See the exhibition: “Dr. Kate Waller Barrett: Mother to Many.” 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Ratcliffe-Allison House, 10386 Main St., Fairfax City. Free. 703-385-8414.

Dog adoption event, sponsored by the Homeless Animals Rescue Team. Noon-3 p.m., Petco, 13053 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Chantilly. 703-817-9444,

Spring festival, a petting zoo, a moon bounce, an obstacle course, games for all ages, crafts, prizes and refreshments. Noon-4 p.m., Fellowship Baptist Church, 5936 Rolling Road, Springfield. Free. 703 569-5151,

Touch-a-Truck!, an educational public safety event featuring a variety of vehicles on display for everyone to explore, and ask questions of their operators. 1-4 p.m., Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Rd., Chantilly. Free. 703-502-3883,

Mosaic Harmony, a concert by the multi-faith, multicultural community choir that draws on the heritage of African American inspirational music. 4 p.m., Washington Plaza Baptist Church, 1615 Washington Plaza, Reston. Free. 703-471-5225 or

“Arts in the Afternoon,” a showcase of the artistic talents of Holy Trinity’s children and teens, including a “fine art gallery” and short music or drama pieces. A reception will follow in the Narthex. 4 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3022 Woodlawn Ave., Falls Church. Free-will offering. 703-532-6617.

The Folsom Prisoners, an outdoor concert of classic country music. 5-7 p.m. Saturdays, Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Free. 703-288-9505.

Country-western dance, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Country-Western Dance Association, a DJ provides the music. Couples and singles welcome. Snacks and drinks will be available. Lessons, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; open dancing from 7:30-10 p.m., Lincolnia Senior Center, 4710 N. Chambliss St., Lincolnia area. $12; members, $10; age 17 and younger accompanied by a paying adult, $5. 703-860-4941 or

Ballroom social dance, casual dress, all skill levels welcome. Complimentary refreshments and a cash bar available. Mini-lesson, 7:30 p.m.; open dancing, 8-10:30 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, McGuireWoods Gallery, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. Mini-lesson,$5; open dancing, $10. 703-584-2900.

Lonesome Highway, this West Virginia group has been performing traditional bluegrass music for almost 20 years. 7:30 p.m., Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Rd., Herndon. $12, age 12 and younger, free. 703-435-8377, or

“Opera for the People,” more than 150 voices from the Reston Chorale and the Vienna Choral Society combine to perform opera highlights of Bernstein, Bizet, Gilbert and Sullivan, Verdi and more. 7:30 p.m., Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. Also 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Our Lady of Good Counsel, DeSales Hall, 8601 Wolftrap Rd., Vienna. $25, seniors and students $20. 703-255-5508,, or

Sunday, May 19

Cycle Fest, ride 65, 50 or 30 miles to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project and Hazon, which creates healthier and more sustainable communities. Registration, 7:30 a.m.; all rides begin at the JCCNV at 8 a.m. Fees include aT-shirt, rest stop with treats, vehicle support, mechanical support and light food. Riders should be experienced. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Tpk., Fairfax. $50; members, $45. 703-537-3049, , or

Breakfast buffet, omelets, scrambled eggs, blueberry pancakes, bacon and more. 8 a.m.-noon, American Legion Post 180, 330 Center St. N., Vienna. $8, children $3. 703-938-1379.

2013 Israel Street Festival, live performances by international music group the Shuk and rhythm and blues artist Hadar Binyamin plus a self-defense demonstration by the Krav Maga Israel Defense Force, a petting zoo, Israeli dancing, an Israel-style shuk (marketplace), exhibits and more. Noon-5 p.m., Fairfax Corner Shopping Center, 11950 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax. Free. 703-323-0880 or

Violin concert, Music Friends of the Fairfax Library present 18 year-old Jehshua Karunakaran performing works by Bach, Sibelius, Ysaye and others. 3 p.m., McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Free. 703-790-0123.

“Synchrony,” European pianist Edvinas Minkstimas will join the Amadeus Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major. The orchestra will also perform Serenade No. 1 by Brahms. 4 p.m., St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. $30; 17 and younger, free. 703-356-0670 or

Washington Metropolitan Accordion Society, a performance by former U.S. Air Force accordionist Lou Coppola. 4 p.m., Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Church, 3435 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Falls Church. Free. 703-919-5701 or

Springfield bingo, for age 12 and older, no smoking, youths 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult. 7 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays. Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department, 7011 Backlick Rd. $1-$35. 703-975-1079.

Monday, May 20

Vienna Town Council meeting, 8 p.m. Mondays, Vienna Town Hall, Council Chambers, 127 Center St. S. 703-255-6300 or

Tuesday, May 21

Mount Vernon Genealogical Society meeting, Sharon Hodges presents “The File Burned, Now What? Finding Your WWII Relative.” Learn what records are available and where to locate them. 1 p.m., Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Rd., Fort Hunt area. Free. 703-866-2478, or

Kings Park Concert Band practice, open to adults who played in high school or college and want to continue playing, a nonprofit community band with a professional conductor that performs throughout Northern Virginia. No audition required. 7:30 p.m., White Oaks Elementary School, cafeteria, 6130 Shiplett Blvd., Burke. 703-580-8138, or

Mount Vernon Community Band practice, open to band musicians young and old, the band has performed in the Mount Vernon area since 1978. No audition required. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Mount Vernon High School, band room, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Rd., Mount Vernon area. 703-768-4172 or

Wednesday, May 22

Fort Belvoir Military Council of Catholic Women Bible Study group, military women and spouses of active or retired military members will study the book “The Year of Faith” by Mitch Pacwa. 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Woodlawn Chapel, 1800 Wright Rd., Fort Belvoir. Free. Charlotte Pierce at 703-339-8437.

Practical prayer and spiritual healing service, listen to people share their inspiration, prayers and healing experiences. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Christian Science Church, 3725 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. Free. 703-591-2122.

— Compiled by Jean Mack


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