“Connecting the Dots: The DMV,” an exhibit of works by local artists who took inspiration from Metro’s train line structure, closes Tuesday at Torpedo Factory Art Center. (Torpedo Factory Art Center)
THU 26

Mac McAnally The country music singer-songwriter performs. With Scott Miller. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. ­703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $39.50.

“Colors of Life” The exhibit by local photographers, all members of the Exposure Group, features landscapes, cityscapes and portraits depicting life in the District. Through March 3. Center for the Arts, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. 703-330-2787. www.center-for-the-arts.org. Free.

FRI 27

The Smithereens The band known for hits “A Girl Like You” and “Only a Memory” performs. 9 p.m. State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300. www.thestatetheatre.com. $21.

Rosebud Film Festival The 26th annual festival showcasing films made in Virginia, Maryland and the District begins with “Reparation” Friday at 7 p.m. Screening of the 20 nominated films begins Saturday at 1 p.m. The awards gala is Sunday 7-10 p.m. Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. 703-276-6701. www.arlingtonarts.org. $15-$25.

“The Lion in Winter” The Arlington Players stage the play about King Henry II of England’s reign during the 12th century. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Through Feb. 11. Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-549-1063. www.thearlingtonplayers.org. $25, seniors and military $22, students and children $15.

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” The Reston Community Players perform Christopher Durang’s comedy based on Chekhov’s play “Uncle Vanya.” Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Through Feb. 4. Reston Community Center, CenterStage, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. 703-476-4500. restonplayers.org. $21, seniors and students $18.

“Connecting the Dots: The DMV” Closing reception for the exhibit of works by local artists who took inspiration from Metro’s train line structure. 7-9 p.m. Exhibit continues through Tuesday. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-746-4570. www.torpedofactory.org. Free.

SAT 28

Rappahannock Model Railroaders display ­O-gauge model railroads will be set up in the Leatherneck Gallery. Club members will be on hand to answer questions. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle. 877-635-1775. www.usmcmuseum.com. Free.

“The Empress’s New Clothes” StageCoach Theatre for Young Audiences presents the interactive tale. Noon and 3 p.m. Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. ­703-444-3228. www.stagecoachtc.com. Free.

Flamenco Vivo/Carlota Santana Dancers from the United States and Spain perform the flamenco. The evening starts with “Flamenco 101” at 6:30 p.m., featuring educator Estela Velez de Paredez. Performance begins at 8 p.m. McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-0123. www.mcleancenter.org. $3-$35.

The Five Irish Tenors On its first U.S. tour, the Dublin ensemble sings a program of opera arias and Irish classics, including the ballad “Danny Boy.” Saturday at 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. cfa.gmu.edu; Sunday at 4 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. ­888-945-2468. www.hyltoncenter.org. $33-$55.

SUN 29

Shoff Promotions Comic Book & Sports Card Show The event also features non-sports cards, superhero jewelry and toys. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Annandale Volunteer Fire Department Community Center, 7128 Columbia Pike, Annandale. www.shoffpromotions.com. $3, age 18 and younger free.

McLean Chocolate Festival The sixth annual event includes vendors, a children’s game room, musical performances and a chocolate-making demonstration. Hosted by the Rotary Club of McLean to benefit local charities. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-0123. www.mcleanchocolatefestival.org. $2, age 6 and younger free.

Marine Chamber Orchestra A concert including Handel’s “Water Music” and pieces from Ned Rorem and John Knowles Paine. 2 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 E. Campus Dr., Alexandria. 202-433-4011. www.marineband.marines.mil. Free.

Arlington Philharmonic concert The U.S. Army Chorus joins the orchestra to perform works by Gioachino Rossini, Georges Bizet, Pietro Mascagni and others. An art show by the Arlington Artists Alliance is at 3 p.m. Concert begins at 4 p.m. Wakefield High School, 1325 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington. 703-910-5161. www.arlingtonphilharmonic.org. $20.

MON 30

Funday Monday Music, movement and storytelling for children, especially those who haven’t started school. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax City. 703-352-2787. www. fairfaxva.gov. Free, donations requested.

TUE 31

Iota Jam Local singer and guitarist Gordon Sterling hosts the weekly jam session. 8 p.m. Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-8340. www.iotaclubandcafe.com. Free.

WED 01

Wild Adriatic The rock trio will perform songs from its latest album, “Feel,” scheduled to be released Feb. 3. With Steve Everett. 7:30 p.m. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $12-$25.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane from staff reports