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Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia


Laura Benanti performs at GMU on Saturday. ( Ken Browar)
THU 26

“The Picture of Dorian Gray” Oscar Wilde’s story of a man’s struggle with mortality. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through Nov. 3. Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington. 800-494-8497. www.synetictheater.org. $15-$55.

“Haute Cuisine at the Hylton” Cookbook authors and food writers, including Washington Post Food Editor Joe Yonan, author of “Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook,” participate in a panel, cooking demonstrations, tastings and book sales and signings. 6-9 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7550. www.hyltoncenter.org. www.fallforthebook.org. Free.

The Fabulous Dialtones This classic rock cover band performs hits from the ’50s to the ’80s. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $10-$15.

FRI 27

Fifth annual Taste of the Vine Support the restoration of Historic Blenheim while tasting wines from Barrel Oak Winery of Delaplane and hors d’oeuvres provided by Shirley’s Catering and Tatj ana Farr of Coyote Grill Cantina. Mingle with fellow history enthusiasts and bid on silent auction items, sponsored by Historic Fairfax City. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Historic Blenheim, Civil War Interpretive Center, 3610 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-591-5305. hilcarn31@aol.com www.fairfaxva.gov . $50.

The Official Blues Brothers Revue Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty wear the hat and sunglasses and become Jake and Elwood Blues. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $35.

Dopapod In 2012, this electronic, metal and funk band released “Redivider,” its first album with vocals. With Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. 8 p.m. State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300. www.thestatetheatre.com. $15, in advance $12.

M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio Jackie Merritt on harmonica, guitarist Miles Spicer and lead vocalist and percussionist Resa Gibbs make up the group known for playing Piedmont blues music. With Gary Smallwood playing classic rock and blues-rock music. 8 p.m. Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. www.franklinparkartscenter.org. $15, students $12.

SAT 28

Annual Model Airplane Stunt Fest Watch model airplane pilots from the District, Maryland and Virginia compete in control-line precision aerobatics and old-time stunts, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Control Line Association. 9 a.m. Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area, 10207 Old Colchester Rd., Lorton. 703-489-5647. www.nvcontrolline.com. Free.

Reston Multicultural Festival A celebration of the diversity of Reston includes a naturalization ceremony, entertainment, food and more . 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Lake Anne Plaza, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston. 703-390-6166. www.restoncommunitycenter.com . Free.

Rascal Flatts Since 2000, this country music group has been honored by the American Country Awards, American Country Music Awards, American Music Awards, Country Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and more. With the Band Perry and Cassadee Pope. 5 p.m. Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Bristow. 703-754-6400. www.jiffylubelive.com. $29.75-$65.25.

“Ghostbusters” The final outdoor movie of the season is the 1984 film staring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver. 7 p.m. Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 14900 Potomac Town Pl., Woodbridge. 703-580-1559. www.stonebridgeptc.com. Free.

“An Evening of Barbershop Harmony” The Fairfax Jubil-Aires and the Chorus of the Old Dominion celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Barbershop Harmony Society. With the Queens of Harmony and other quartets. 8 p.m. Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. www.franklinparkartscenter.org. www.fairfaxjubilaires.org. $12.

American Balalaika Symphony This full symphonic orchestra, featuring balalaikas, domras and bayans, presents a variety of music including Russian folk melodies, classical favorites and rarely heard symphonic works. 8 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-731-4957. www.nvcc.edu/schlesingercenter. $25, in advance $20; seniors and students $15. Laura Benanti This award-winning Broadway and television actress will perform ballads and show tunes for the eighth annual “Arts, by George!” benefit to raise funds for student scholarships in art, dance, music, theater, arts management, computer game design and film and video studies, and for the Center for the Arts’ “Great Performances at Mason” season. 8 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $40-$70.

SUN 29

The U.S. Navy Sea Chanters The Navy’s official chorus performs traditional choral music, sea chanteys, patriotic music, opera, and Broadway and contemporary music. 3 p.m. Burke United Methodist Church, 6200 Burke Center Pkwy., Burke. 202-433-2525. www.navyband.navy.mil. Free.

Amadeus Orchestra Works by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Schubert are featured in this concert. With cellist Steven Honigberg, a member of the National Symphony Orchestra and founder and member of the Potomac String Quartet. A reception follows the concert. 4 p.m. St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-759-5334. www.amadeusconcerts.com. $30, age 17 and younger free.

MON 30

“Black & White: Dark & Light” This exhibit, juried by D.C. artist Laurel Lukaszewski, features works by Kiln Club artists that reflect contrasts in form and color. Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (until 9 p.m. Thursdays). Through Oct. 27. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-548-6288. www.torpedofactory.org.

Atoms for Peace Radiohead’s Thom Yorke joined forces with the band’s longtime producer, Nigel Godrich, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and percussionists Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco to form Atoms for Peace, a rarely touring Afrobeat-influenced supergroup that plays subtle, groove-laden songs. 8 p.m. George Mason University, Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Cir., Fairfax. 202-397-7328. 703-993-3000. www.patriotcenter.com. $39-$59.

Sean Hayes This San Francisco singer-songwriter will perform songs from his latest album, “Before We Turn to Dust.” With the Blank Tapes. 8 p.m. Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-8340. www.iotaclubandcafe.com. $22, in advance $19.

TUE 01

“Matinee Idylls” All American Steakhouse provides lunch, followed by a concert of classical and popular works by pianist Thomas Pandolfi. Lunch at 12:30 p.m., concert at 1:30 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. Lunch and concert $43, concert only $20.

WED 02

Dave Mason Formerly a member of the rock band Traffic, this English singer-songwriter wrote the popular song “Feelin’ Alright.” Wednesday and Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-938-2404. www.wolftrap.org. $35-$40.

The Parkington Sisters Rose, Ariel, Sarah and Nora, four sisters from Massachusetts, perform vocal harmonies and intricate string arrangements. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $15.

— Compiled by Jean Mack from staff reports

Laura Benanti

3This award-winning Broadway and television actress will perform ballads and show tunes for the eighth annual “Arts, by George!” benefit to raise funds for student scholarships in art, dance, music, theater, arts management, computer game design and film and video studies, and for the Center for the Arts’ “Great Performances at Mason” season. Saturday at 8 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $40-$70.

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