Second Thursday Art Night Meet gallery artists, tour studios and listen to live music. Opening reception for the “Fish Stories” exhibit of paintings runs concurrently. 6-9 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-838-4565. www.torpedofactory.org. Free.
Potomac Nationals Opening day is against Wilmington. Four games against the Blue Rocks are followed by three home games vs. Lynchburg. 7:05 p.m. G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium, 7 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge. 703-590-2311. www.potomacnationals.com. $9-$16.
The Church The rock band performs its album “The Blurred Crusade” in its entirety and songs from its latest album, “Further/Deeper,” in a second set. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $35.
“The Boys in the Band” A birthday party and a game of Truth go wrong in this Dominion Stage production. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Closes Saturday. Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-998-4555. www.dominionstage.org. $20.
Blind Boys of Alabama The Grammy-winning gospel band was founded in 1939. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 877-965-3872. www.wolftrap.org. $35-$45.
Corey Smith The country singer-songwriter released “While the Gettin’ Is Good” last year. 9 p.m. State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300. www.thestatetheatre.com. $30, in advance $25.
Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival More than 120 vendors will offer flowers, herbs, landscape designs, demonstrations, supplies, children’s activities and food, set up along Market and King streets. Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Leesburg. 703-777-1368. www.flowerandgarden.org. Free.
Pirate Fest at Lake Fairfax Park Sing sea chanteys, learn nautical skills, and dress as a pirate for a costume contest. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston. 703-471-5414. www.fairfaxcounty.gov. $10, tour boat ride $4, pirate feast $10.
“Treachery of Images: The White House” Photography by Michael Borek. Artist reception 2-5 p.m. Exhibit continues through May 8. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Multiple Exposures Gallery, Studio 312, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-2205. www.multipleexposuresgallery.com. Free.
Elisabeth von Trapp Maria von Trapp’s granddaughter performs “Sounds of Music.” 7 p.m. FCT Theatre at Vint Hill, 4225 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. 540-349-8760. www.fctstage.org. $16, students $14.
Moscow Festival Ballet “Giselle,” choreographed by Marius Petipa, is performed Saturday at 8 p.m., and the classic ballet “Swan Lake” is staged Sunday at 4 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 888-945-2468. cfa.gmu.edu. $34-$56.
“Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” The New York Neo Futurists cram 30 plays into one hour. 8 p.m. McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-9223. www.aldentheatre.org. $15-$25.
Workhouse Cabaret: “Heroes!” Vocalists, including Michael Omohundro, Mary Payne and Josh Simon, lead a musical tribute to heroes of stage and screen. Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org. $20-$25.
“Which Came First? The Chicken or the Egg?” exhibit and auction Local artists and celebrities decorated large eggs that will be auctioned off to benefit the center’s visual arts programs. The exhibit also includes egg- and chicken-themed works in a variety of media. 1-3 p.m. Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. www.franklinparkartscenter.org. Free.
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic concert “Spring Into Spring!” features works by Aaron Copland, Carl Nielsen and Robert Schumann. 3 p.m. George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. 703-799-8229. www.wmpamusic.org. $20, age 18 and younger free.
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center The ensemble performs sextets by Strauss, Brahms and Dvorak. 4 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 888-945-2468. www.hyltoncenter.org. $30-$50.
Dave Kline Band The four-piece ensemble mixes rock, blues and folk with music from Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East. The concert is part of the Passport to the World series that continues through April 23. 6 p.m. Creative Cauldron, 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church. 703-436-9948. www.creativecauldron.org. $20; seniors, military and students $18.
Jake Shimabukuro The ukulele player, known for his original pieces as well as his covers of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Schubert’s “Ave Maria,” released “Travels” in October and “Live in Japan” in February. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $45.
Ballroom Thieves The folk trio, which released “A Wolf in the Doorway” last year, performs with the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra. With the DuPont Brothers. 7:30 p.m. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $15.
Delfeayo Marsalis & Marcus Roberts Quartet A night of jazz with Marsalis on trombone and Roberts on piano. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 877-965-3872. www.wolftrap.org. $35-$40.
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