“Upheaval” exhibit The juried photography exhibit includes pieces inspired by several types of upheaval. Reception Thursday from 6-8 p.m., juror talk at 7 p.m. Through Dec. 2. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4. www.torpedofactory.org. Free.
School Street Ramblers Initially this trio consisted of guitar, mandolin and harmonica, but they recently rounded out the instrumentation with banjo and bass. Their music includes bluegrass and a bit of country and rock. 7 p.m. Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035. www.nvfaa.org. $10.
Linden String Quartet with Michael Brown Founded in 2008 at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Linden String Quartet has received many awards, including the ProQuartet Prize at the ninth Borciani International String Quartet Competition. With award-winning pianist Michael Brown. 8 p.m. CenterStage, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. 703-476-4500. www.restoncommunitycenter.com. $15-$30.
International Festival of Hispanic Theater Venezuela is the country represented in the next production, “Killing Words,” by Jordi Galceran. In Spanish with live English dubbing. Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. , Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m. Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-548-3092. www.teatrodelaluna.org. $35, seniors and students $30.
ArtSquare exhibits The paintings of two artists will be featured in this exhibit. “Journeys” features watercolors by Catherine Hillis, and “Fields, Flowers and Fillies” features Jean Grunewald’s landscape paintings. Reception Friday 5:30-8 p.m., Gallery talk Sunday at 2 p.m. Through Dec. 9. ArtSquare, 12 Cardinal Park Dr. SE, Leesburg. 703-777-5498. www.loudounartsquare.org. Free.
“Cinderella: Once Upon a Time” The Sterling Playmakers perform this musical fairy tale about Cinderella and her Prince Charming. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., through Nov. 18. Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave., Sterling. 703-444-7490. www.sterlingplaymakers.com. $12.
“Jazz 4 Justice” concert The music and legal communities in Fairfax have partnered to present this concert by the Mason Jazz Ensemble, led by Jim Carroll, director of jazz studies at George Mason University. Vocalists Darden Purcell and Tracey Wright will perform along with senior vocal performance major Gina Mirenda. A jam session in the main lobby will follow the performances. 8 p.m. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 888-945-2468. cfa.gmu.edu. $20, seniors and students $15.
NOVA-Annandale Symphony Orchestra The orchestra is composed of members of the community and students from Northern Virginia Community College. The program, “Masters of Melody,” features works by Schubert, Copland, Ellington and Offenbach. 8 p.m. Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Tpk., Annandale. 703-426-2824. www.reunionmusic.org. $15, seniors and teens $10, age 11 and younger free.
Loudoun Lyric Opera “The Secret Marriage,” Domenic Cimarosa’s romantic light opera, tells the story of Paolino and Carolina, who have secretly married. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. www.franklinparkartscenter.org. www.loudounlyricopera.com. $22, seniors $17, students $12.
Shaolin Warriors Disciples of the Shaolin schools in China demonstrate the technique, imagery and movement of kung fu. 8 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $32-$48.
The Victor Wooten Band and the Jimmy Herring Band Award-winning bass player Victor Wooten and his band perform jazz, jazz fusion and funk music. With the Jimmy Herring Band. 9 p.m. State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300. www.thestatetheatre.com. $30 in advance, $35 at the door.
Soldier-led tours of Fort Ward In honor of Veterans Day, take a tour of historic Fort Ward. An interpreter in Union uniform will highlight the history of the fort and military life of those defending Washington during the Civil War. 10-11:30 a.m. Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. 703-746-4848. www.fortward.org. Free.
Occoquan Art on the Block Visit with more than 60 local artists in five galleries on Mill Street, including Art a la Carte, Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, Kelly’s Artbox, the Loft Gallery and Mill Street Studio. There will be receptions, art demonstrations and special drawings. 1-5 p.m. Galleries at 304, 309, 310, 313 and 316 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-475-6465. Free.
“Expressions” This exhibit features the finalists from ArtSpace Herndon’s fourth annual portrait competition. Meet the winners at a reception Saturday from 7-9 p.m. Through Dec. 9. ArtSpace, 750 Center St., Herndon. 703-956-6590. www.artspaceherndon.org. Free.
Julie Murphy Wells Best known as the lead singer of the folk group Eddie From Ohio, Wells sings jazz, pop and show tunes in this cabaret performance. 7:30 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-938-2404. www.wolftrap.org. $25.
Veterans Day barbecue Quality of Life Plus (QL+), a nonprofit organization that seeks to aid and improve the quality of life of those injured in the line of duty, is hosting a barbecue with music and entertainment, auction and raffle items, inflatable rides, crafts and other family activities. Proceeds will go toward development of assistive technologies for wounded warriors. 2-6 p.m. The Pavilions at Turkey Run, Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-442-0038. www.qlplus.org. $55, ages 6-18 $25, age 5 and younger free.
Motionless in White This metalcore band is releasing a new album, “Infamous,” this month. With Chelsea Grin, Stick to Your Guns, Crown the Empire and Upon This Dawning. 5 p.m. Empire, 6355 Rolling Rd., Springfield. 703-569-5940. www.empire-nova.com. $15.
Michael Tolcher This singer-songwriter blends pop and blues music. With Edon Pinchot, a semifinalist on “America’s Got Talent.” 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $15.
John Hiatt & the Combo Hiatt’s 23rd album, “Mystic Pinball,” was released in September. With Striking Matches. Wednesday and Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $55.
Karla Bonoff and Steve Forbert Grammy Award-winning songstress Bonoff performs heartfelt ballads and Forbert performs acoustic folk-rock tunes. 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-938-2404. www.wolftrap.org. $27.
“The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged)” The Reduced Shakespeare Company returns to CenterStage with an irreverent yet heartwarming trip through the holidays. Wednesday and Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. CenterStage, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. 703-476-4500. www.reducedshakespeare.com. $15-$30.
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3Disciples of the Shaolin schools in China demonstrate the technique, imagery and movement of kung fu. Friday at 8 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $32-$48.