Thursday, May 2

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.

Xanadu,” the school’s drama department presents the play based on the movie. 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, South Lakes High School, 11400 South Lakes Dr., Reston. $12; in advance, $8-$10. 703-715-4500 or

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.

Grease,” James Madison High School’s performance of the 1950s love story between greaser Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbroski. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, James Madison High School, 2500 James Madison Dr., Vienna. $15; in advance, $10. 703-319-2300 or

“Rashomon,” Lake Braddock Theatre presents the play based on Akira Kurosawa’s award-winning film, when a samurai has been murdered and four witnesses present a completely different version of the incident. Mature themes. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Rd., Burke. $11. 703-426-1000 or

“Thunder Knocking on the Door,” Creative Cauldron presents a blues musical fable written by Keith Glover, with lyrics and music by Grammy-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 3

Used book sale, shop for fiction and non-fiction books, CDs and DVDs. Some books have been removed for Internet sales. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Dr., Centreville. 703-830-2223 or

ValeArts spring art show, more than 150 original paintings in oil, watercolor and water media, by nine artists. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Vale Schoolhouse, 3124 Fox Mill Rd., Oakton. 703-860-1888 or

Hello, Dolly!,” by t he FX Players of Fairfax High School’s Theatre Department. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 12, Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax City. $15; in advance, $10. 703-219-2200 or

Urinetown: the Musical,” by the Westfield High School Theatre Arts Department. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Westfield High School, 4700 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. $12; in advance, $10. 703-488-6300 or

Mamma Mia!” dinner and a movie night, watch the musical and enjoy of a meal specially designed to compliment the film’s theme. 8 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, W-3 Theatre, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. $39, includes film, dinner and soft drinks. 703-584-2900.

“Rumors,” Neil Simon’s comedy about a stylish dinner party that goes awry is presented by the McLean Community Players. Suitable for age 15 and older. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave. $14-$16. 866-811-4111 or

Saturday, May 4

Social Justice yard sale, an indoor, cash-only sale. 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton. 703-281-4230,, or

“In Their Shoes,” a 5K fun run/walk to benefit Iraqi orphans and street children. 8 a.m., Burke Lake Park, Shelter A, 7315 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station. $20, families $40. 703-963-3832, or

Plant sale, shop for annuals, perennials and herbs, sponsored by the Fairfax Ferns Garden Club. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Kitty Pozer Garden, North Street and University Drive, Fairfax City. 973-420-3693 or

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

Annual plant sale, perennials, annuals and herbs for sale by Centreville Garden Club to maintain planter boxes at Sully Governmental Center and other civic projects. 9 a.m.-noon, Giant Food parking lot, Sully Station, 5615 Stone Rd., Centreville. 703-830-2942,, or

Attic treasures community yard sale, sponsored by the Village Preservation and Improvement Society. Shop for toys, books, appliances, tools and treasures. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church. 703-237-0604.

Spring bazaar, more than 35 crafters and vendors offer their wares. Snacks and drinks sold. Sponsored by the Vienna Host Lions Club to raise funds for charities. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. 703-938-7716.

“Bailey’s Day Community Fair,” games and prizes for the kids, face painting, a moonbounce, raffles, entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors; to benefit community programs throughout Bailey’s Crossroads. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3439 Payne St., Falls Church. Free. 703-820-2625 or

Mantua Made Market, Mantua artisans sell jewelry, pottery, paintings, prints, bottle stoppers, pens, wall hangings, cards, knitted socks and crocheted clothing. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Mantua Swim and Tennis Club, 9330 Pentland Place, Fairfax. Free. 301-509-7522 or

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

Model train display, the Potomac Module Crew HO Gauge Group will hold a two-day display with running model trains. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Rd., Fairfax Station. $5; children, $1. 703-425-9225 or

Bowties and Belles Derby Party, watch the Kentucky Derby, with traditional fare, including mint juleps, sponsored by the Junior Friends of the Campagna Center. 4-7:30 p.m., Belle Haven Country Club, 6023 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria area. $80. 703-549-0111 or

Stuart High School 5K run and 1 mile fun run, to benefit the Stuart H.S. Athletic Boosters. 5 p.m., J.E.B. Stuart High School, 3301 Peace Valley Lane, Falls Church. $30; fun run, $10. 571-488-0273 or

Country-western dance, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Country-Western Dance Association, a DJ provides the music. Couples and singles welcome. Snacks and drinks 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

Tom Prasada-Rao, Focus Music in Mount Vernon presents the folk singer-songwriter who plays piano, acoustic guitar, violin and sitar. 7 p.m., St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 8531 Riverside Rd., Alexandria. $18, in advance$15. 703-380-3151 or

Mason Cabaret Presents: The Millennials!, hear the next generation of musical theatre voices celebrating the work of some of musical theatre’s new composers, including Jason Robert Brown (“The Last Five Years,” “Songs for a New World”), Joe Iconis (“Things to Ruin”) and Pasek and Paul. Cash bar available. 8 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, W-3 Theatre, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. $25, includes planche campagnarde. 703-584-2900 or

Sunday, May 5

Great Falls Day, a festival to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the historic Georgetown Pike, with presentations on the origins and early history of Great Falls, live entertainment, food from local chefs, historic games for kids and more, sponsored by the Great Falls Historical Society. Noon-6 p.m., Great Falls Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike. Free. 917-673-3149.

Ferns for beginners, Patricia Dietly discusses how to use field guides to identify common native ferns as you tour Meadowlark’s extensive collection. 2 p.m., Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct., Vienna. Free. 703-255-3631.

“Speaking With Love: the Power of Compassionate Communication to Resolve Conflict,” Joan Orgon Coolidge presents an interactive workshop to examine the impact of communication and conflict styles on relationships. 2-4 p.m., Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Ct., Burke. Free. 703-503-4579 or

Young Soloists recital, pianists Risako Takamura, 11, Kevin Su, 12, and Satowa Kinoshita, 17; and violinists Noelle Midori Takebe Naito, 10, Nicholas Brown, 16, and Abigail Tucker, 16 perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Liszt and others, sponsored by the Music Friends of the Fairfax County Public Library. 3 p.m., McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Free. 703-620-9535.

American Youth Percussion Ensemble, performing “Inspirations of Frank Zappa.” 3 p.m., Langley High School, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean. $15. 703-642-8051 or

“O Lord You Are My God and King,” a bells and choir concert featuring a musical journey through the ages from Vivaldi to Dave Brubeck to spirituals by the church’s music ministry. 4 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 6362 Lincolnia Rd., Alexandria. 703-354-5233 or

“Presto! The Case of the Vanishing Viola,” music and magic tailored to grades K-6, and adults, featuring music of Mozart, Beethoven and others, followed by a reception. 4 p.m., Providence Presbyterian Church, 9019 Little River Tpk., Fairfax. Free, donations accepted. 703-978-3934, Ext. 30 or

Friends and Family Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir, with flutist Barbara Vigil and guitarist Kevin Vigil performing works by Bach, Mauro Giuliani, Giovanni Pergolesi and others 4:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5800 Backlick Rd., Springfield. Donations accepted. 703-451-4331.

Fundraising dinner, to benefit Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Epiphany United Methodist Church, 1014 Country Club Dr. NE, Vienna. Donations accepted. 703-938-2391 or

Embracing Sound Energy, meditation with Tibetan bowls, facilitated by Rick and Susan Gallaher. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sundays, Celebration Center for Spiritual Living, 2840 Graham Rd., Falls Church. Love offering. 703-560-2030 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 6

Fairfax Choral Society Adult Chorus auditions, times available in the evening by appointment. Additional audition times will be available later in May. Fairfax Presbyterian Church, 10723 Main St., Fairfax City. 703-642-3277, or

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

Tuesday, May 7

Falls Church Garden Club meeting, American Rose Society’s horticultural judge, Bill Blevins, will speak on “The Basics of Growing Good Roses; the Easy Way.” 7:30 p.m., Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St. Free. 703-248-5077.

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

Wednesday, May 8

Fort Belvoir Military Council of Catholic Women meeting, for all military women and spouses of active or retired military members, with special speakers, food and fellowship. 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Woodlawn Chapel, 1800 Wright Rd., Fort Belvoir. Free. Charlotte Pierce, 703-339-8437.

NARFE Springfield Chapter meeting, Paul Gilbert, executive director of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, will speak about his Civil War book, “Lead Like a General,” at a meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association. 1 p.m., American Legion Post 176, 6520 Amherst Ave., Springfield. Free. 703-569-9684 or

— Compiled by Jean Mack


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