Leesburg Halloween Parade Police, fire-and-rescue units, high school marching bands, floats, horseback riders, walking units, decorated vehicles, politicians and others will pass out candy along the King Street route from Ida Lee Park to Fairfax Street. Sponsored by Leesburg Kiwanis. 6-8 p.m. Historic Downtown Leesburg. 703-737-2175. www.leesburgkiwanis.org. Free.
Poe in Alexandria David Keltz portrays Edgar Allan Poe doing readings of such stories as “The Black Cat” and “The Cask of Amontillado” and his well-known poems “The Raven” and “El Dorado.” 8 p.m. The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-746-4994. www.alexandriahistory.org. $15.
Manassas Gallery Walk Follow the balloons in Old Town Manassas to local businesses and shops hosting exhibits, artist receptions and musical performances. 6-9:30 p.m. Old Town Manassas, Center Street, Manassas. 703-361-6599. www.manassasgallerywalk.com. Free.
Art House Cinema and Brew Partake of microbrews while watching a screening of the 1948 British feature film “The Red Shoes,” regarded as a classic for its use of Technicolor. 7 p.m. ArtSpace, Post Gallery, 750 Center St., Herndon. 703-956-6590. www.artspaceherndon.org. $10, includes the movie and two microbrews.
Shakespeare’s “King John” A WSC Avant Bard performance. Opens Friday at 7:30 p.m. and continues Thursdays-Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Through Nov. 24. Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 703-418-4808. www.wscavantbard.org. $25-$35, opening night $45, Saturday matinees pay what you can.
“The Graduate” L.A. Theatre Works presents this American classic about the misadventures of a young man finding his way in the world. 8 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $22-$44.
“The Mother” This week’s offering for the International Festival of Hispanic Theater is a play by Sara Joffre of Miami. Sponsored by Teatro de la Luna. Performances are in Spanish with live English dubbing. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-548-3092. 703-998-4555. www.teatrodelaluna.org . $30-$35.
Fine Pairings Gala This fundraising event for the Master Singers of Virginia previews the group’s 19th season. The mixed choral ensemble will perform several pieces, highlighting its close-harmony, modern-classical, a cappella sound, with smaller groups performing some casual pieces. The musical performances will be “paired” with wines from Notaviva Vineyards, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. A silent auction will feature items from local businesses. 7-10 p.m. Notaviva Vineyard, 13274 Sagle Rd., Purcellville. 703-829-6782. www.msva.org. $40.
IONA Focus Music in Mount Vernon presents the award-winning pan-Celtic group performing a blend of traditional music from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and Galicia. 7 p.m. St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 8531 Riverside Rd., Alexandria. 703-380-3151. www.focusmusic.org. $18, in advance $15.
Mill Run Bluegrass Band This group, formed in 2004 by veteran bluegrass singers, songwriters and instrumentalists, performs traditional, contemporary, progressive and bluegrass gospel with tight vocal harmonies. 7 p.m. Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. 703-771-5281. www.lucketts.org. www.millrunbluegrassband.com. $15.
Virginia Grand Military Band The program features music by Sousa, Moussorgsky and Strauss. 7:30 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-426-4777. 703-845-6156. www.vgmb.com. $15.
Sir James Galway The Irish flutist is joined by the Irish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by JoAnn Falletta, and flutist Lady Jeanne Galway in a performance of Harty, Mozart and Hammond. 8 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $37.50-$75.
Charity Shag-a-Thon The 15th annual dance sponsored by the Northern Virginia Shag Club will support Capital Caring, a palliative care and hospice organization. With Carolina beach music by the Rick Strickland Band. 1-5 p.m. Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. 703-361-8159. www.nvshag.org. $10.
“Music From Books and the Big Screen” The American Youth String Ensemble will perform “Wedding March” from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Bella’s Lullaby” from “Twilight,” music from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and highlights from the Harry Potter films. The American Youth Philharmonic will perform Bernstein’s Symphonic Suite from “On the Waterfront” and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2. There will also be an instrument “petting zoo.” 2 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-642-8051. 703-845-6156. www.nvcc.edu/schlesingercenter. www.aypo.org/events. $20, seniors and college students $10, age 18 and younger free.
Author Talk Dolen Perkins-Valdez discusses her book, “Wench,” a novel about the lives of four enslaved women in the pre-Civil War era, raising questions about love, freedom, dependence and power. 2:30 p.m. Gunston Hall Plantation, 10709 Gunston Rd., Mason Neck. 703-550-9220. www.gunstonhall.
org. Free, donations accepted.
Franklin Park Big Band This 17-piece band with vocalists was formed in 2009 by Gil Paist and Isaiah McPeak. 3 p.m. Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. www.franklinparkartscenter.org. $5, families $10.
“The Land Is Your Land” An exhibit of photographs by Frank Ruggles, a former photographer for the National Park Service, opens Monday. Opening reception Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Through Jan. 6. George Washington University, Virginia Campus, First Floor Gallery of Enterprise Hall, 44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn. 703-726-3652. www.gwvirginia.gwu.edu/
events/artexhibits.htm. Free, reception reservations required by Monday.
Michael Nesmith A member of the Monkees in the 1960s, this Grammy-winning guitarist and songwriter now combines rock, pop and alt-country music in his solo performances. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1900. www.wolftrap.org . $45.
“Occoquan and Beyond” Kathleen Best Gillmann’s exhibit of paintings that explore the beauty of Northern Virginia opens Tuesday. Reception Nov. 9, 1-5 p.m. Through Dec. 1. Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117. www.loftgallery.org. Free.
“The Artists Montorno” This exhibit featuring paintings done last summer by teachers and students in Montorno, Italy, opens Tuesday. Reception Nov. 9, 7-9 p.m. Through Dec. 8. ArtSpace, 750 Center St., Herndon. 703-956-6590. www.artspaceherndon.org. Free.
“Weaving Copper and Sable” An exhibit featuring copper work by Anne Jordan of Fairfax and watercolors by Jack Dyer of Springfield opens Tuesday. Reception Nov. 9, 1-4 p.m. Through Dec. 2. Artists’ Undertaking, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-0584. www.theartistsundertaking.com. Free.
The Duhks This award-winning Canadian acoustic roots band, founded in 2002, performs music influenced by many genres, including blues, jazz, Celtic folk and punk. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $18-$20.
Turnpike Troubadours This Oklahoma band has released three albums — the latest, “Goodbye Normal Street,” in May 2012. With the Mallett Brothers Band, an alt-country band from Maine. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, the Flex Stage, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $20.
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3The Irish flutist is joined by the Irish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by JoAnn Falletta, and flutist Lady Jeanne Galway in a performance of Harty, Mozart and Hammond. 8 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $37.50-$75.