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Calendar, April 16

Events in McLean, Great Falls and Vienna

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Mark Jaster, a mime, performs in "Carnival of the Animals" Saturday, April 19.

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Bo Jankans will stop by Jammin' Java Saturday, April 19. For a profile on Jankans, see "Homegrown Hip-Hop" in the Entertainment section at www.ConnectionNewspapers.com.

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Google EXPanded, on April 19, is one in a series of technology programs at Patrick Henry Library in Vienna.

Send announcements to mclean@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-917-6449. Deadline is Thursday for the following week's paper. Photos/artwork encouraged. For additional listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com.

<b>Wednesday/April 16

</b>Tempest 20th anniversary tour. Celtic/rock. $15. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band. New Orleans style big band jazz and blues. First performance Tuesday. $35. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Leine Roebana in ‘Sporen’: contemporary dance. $16; program suitable for ages 18 and up. 8 p.m. at CenterStage, at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Call 703-476-4500 and press 3 or visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Chinese Conversation Group meets for practicing speaking the language, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Wednesdays at the group study room of the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 571-225-7697.

Buds are Blooming! Plant the first seeds of the season. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

Celebrate Library Week! ABC Storytime for Preschoolers. B Is for Bullfrogs, Bubbles and Butterflies. Stories and activities about springtime's most exciting transformations. Birth-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

Miss Belle's Sing-Along. Enjoy old favorites and original songs. Age 1-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Steps to Reading. Stories and activities. Age 4-5 with adult. 1:30 p.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

eAudiobooks Expertise. Learn about downloadable eAudiobooks with a demonstration. Age 13 & up. No registration is required. 7 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Book Discussion Group. Call for the book title. Adults. No registration is required. 7:15 p.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

Book Discussion Group. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Adults. 7:15 p.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

Evening Book Club. Ask for title. Adults. 7:30 p.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call 703-757-8560.

<b>Thursday/April 17

</b>Chris Merritt, The Kin. Pop/rock. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Tom Paxton with guest Krista Detor. Folk singer. $20. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Tiny Tot Tales. Stories and activities. Age 13-23 months with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

Storytime for Preschoolers. Spring Has Sprung! Stories and activities for preschoolers about springtime. Birth-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

Spring Bling. Stories and a craft about spring. Age 3-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Homework EXPress: Using Databases for Your Projects. Learn about encyclopedias, magazine articles, speeches, maps and more available in the library's databases. All ages. No registration is required. 7-8 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

<b>Friday/April 18

</b>Caroline Herring “Lantana” CD release show. Country/folk. $12. 7 p.m. early show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Jim’s Big Ego. Pop/rock. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 9:30 p.m. late show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

John Jennings and Friends. Singer-songwriter of country and folk-pop. $20. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Candiflyp. Philadelphia foursome. 9 p.m. at Ned Devine’s/Ned Kelly’s, 2565 Centreville Road, Herndon. Call 703-793-7376 or visit www.neddevines.com.

Riverside Campfire: Raptors. Meet Emmylou, the resident red-tailed hawk, and learn about the world of raptors, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Riverbend Park Visitors Center, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Call 703-759-9018. S’mores provided. Come early for a picnic or to toast hotdogs. Bring a toasting stick, blanket and flashlight. $3 per person, prepaid reservations required.

Pokemon League. Learn and play, for ages 5-18. No registration required. 3 p.m. at Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Terrific Twos. Stories and activities. Age 24-35 months with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

Game On. Runescape, DDR, Wii, pizza and soda at the library. Age 10-18. No registration is required. 6 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Charity Citrus Fruit Sale at American Legion Post 270, 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., continues Saturday. Proceeds support local community youth, patriotic activities, and veteran needs. Pink seedless grapefruit, Valencia oranges, and honey tangerines are featured. Pure maple syrup and natural honey will also be available. Visit www.mcleanpost270.org or call 703-356-8259.

<b>Saturday/April 19

</b>Bach to Rock. A young rock band from the Bach to Rock Music School will perform outdoors at the Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. 4-6 p.m. Free. 703-288-9505.

Carnival of the Animals. For ages 6 and up. The family performance features miming, music and narrative. $10 McLean district residents, $14 others. 2-3 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

JunkFood. Bringing fun back to rock-and-roll. 9 p.m. at Ned Devine’s/Ned Kelly’s, 2565 Centreville Road, Herndon. Call 703-793-7376 or visit www.neddevines.com.

YAP. Improvisational comedy. $10 adults, $5 children. 2 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely Trio. Folk/rock/soul. Re-scheduled date; tickets for canceled March 14 show are valid. E-mail Cheryl@jamminjava.com for refund information. $15. 7 p.m. early show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Bo Jankans, Doujah Raze, Bones Tha-Head-Nod-Ic, DJ Idol Hanz at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, for the late show at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com. To hear Jankans’ music, visit www.myspace.com/bojankans.

Lucy Kaplansky with guest Nathan Gaunt. Folk singer-songwriter. $20. 7:30 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Dave Murray and the Black Saint Quartet. Blues, jazz and gospel mix. $28; program is suitable for ages 18 and up. 8 p.m. at CenterStage, at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Call 703-476-4500 and press 3 or visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Bill Emerson and the Sweet Dixie Band, part of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church bluegrass series. Shows are 7:30 p.m. at the church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon; doors open at 6:30 p.m. $10 admission at the door. Call 703-435-8377 for information and reservations. Visit www.holycrosslutheranchurch.net and select “Weekend Bluegrass Concert Series” for full schedule.

Fairy Spuds and Ramps – Spring Wildflowers of the Floodplain. Native wildflowers were used as food and medicine for thousands of years by Native Americans and helped sustain the early European settlers. Walk along the banks of the Potomac and discover the flowers, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Call 703-759-9018. Cancelled if raining. Free, but reservations are required.

Charity Citrus Fruit Sale at American Legion Post 270, 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean. 8 a.m.-noon, begins Friday. Proceeds support local community youth, patriotic activities, and veteran needs. Pink seedless grapefruit, Valencia oranges, and honey tangerines are featured. Pure maple syrup and natural honey will also be available. Visit www.mcleanpost270.org or call 703-356-8259.

Ready to Read. Reading reinforcement program for children in first and second grades. Hands-on activities and games to encourage reading. Registration is for all four weeks. Age 6-8. 10:30 a.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

Databases EXPlained: Tools for Daily Life. Learn what databases are, why they are useful, and how to use them. We will demonstrate searches of popular resources for all types of information. All ages. No registration is required. 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Tech EXPO @ Your Library. Use your library here, at home and on the road! Learn about databases, genealogy tools, eAudiobooks, Google tricks, and more. Demonstrations, food, & prizes. All ages. No registration is required. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Penguin's Playground. Join master puppeteer Bob Brown for an Awesome Arctic Adventure. All ages. 10:30 a.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

EXPlore Your Family Data. Dig deeper into your family history documents using a variety of databases. We’ll discuss HeritageQuest, the Ancestry Library Edition, and historical newspaper indexes. Age 13 & up. 11:30 a.m. at Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

eAudiobooks EXPertise. Learn about downloading eAudiobooks with a demonstration. Age 13 & up. No registration is required. 1 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Google EXPanded. You've probably used Google to find something on the Web, but have you ever used Google to DO something? Learn how to upload videos to YouTube, create a blog on Blogger, share photos with Picasa and more. Age 13 & up. No registration is required. 3-4 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

<b>Sunday/April 20

</b>Hangin’ with Nature. Free events including live birds of prey, vegetable plantings, arts and crafts and prizes. 1-4 p.m. at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. Call 703-255-3631 or visit www.nvrpa.org.

Cross Country Trail Hike. Look for early signs of spring on an easy, three-mile round trip hike on the Cross County Trail, 9:30 a.m.-noon. After the hike, enjoy a tour of Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. This hike is not suitable for children under 12. Dress for the weather and bring water. $8 per person, prepaid reservations required. Call 703-759-2771.

Mill Run Dulcimer Band Concert. 2-4 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Show moves inside in case of rain.

Concerts at the Alden: Emely Phelps and Alex Mcdonald, piano. Free. 3 p.m. at the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Marshall Crenshaw. Pop/rock. $20. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday/April 21

</b>The Passover Story in Song. Come learn about Passover with Carol Boyd Leon. Cosponsored by the Shelley A. Marshall Foundation to honor 9-11 victim Shelley Marshall. Age 3-6. 10:30 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Celebrate TV Turn Off Week! Play Brain Games at Oakton Library. Celebrate TV Turn Off Week at the Oakton Library. Bring your friends in after school and play some fun and brain-stretching games. Age 6-12. No registration is required. 2-5 p.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

<b>Tuesday/April 22

</b>Good for the Jews “Putting the Ass in Passover” tour, featuring Rob Tannenbaum and David Fagin, with guests The Alexandria Kleztet. Music/comedy. $15 in advance, $18 at the door. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Treasure Your Trash. Celebrate Earth Day and make crafts using recycled materials. Age 8-12. 3:30 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Online Fun with Photos. Now that you have a digital camera, come to the library to discover all the cool stuff you can do. Learn how to use Flickr and other free Web-based photo programs. Age 13 & up. No registration is required. 7-8 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

<b>Wednesday/April 23

</b>Dave Barnes “Me + You + The World” CD release, Andy Davis. Acoustic/pop/soul. $15 in advance, $18 at the door. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Barrage. Canadian fiddlers with music and a fully-choreographed stage show. Second performance Thursday. $25. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Chinese Conversation Group meets for practicing speaking the language, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Wednesdays at the group study room of the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 571-225-7697.

Rabbit Romp. Bunnies, are you ready to hop, hop, hop? Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

Bee Healthy! Fairfax County Health Department presents a puppet show on best health practices for young children. Birth-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

PJs and Popcorn. Come watch a movie in your pajamas. All ages. 7 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

<b>Thursday/April 24

</b>Justin Currie from Del Amitri, Angie Mattson. Acoustic pop/rock. $15. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Barrage. Canadian fiddlers with music and a fully-choreographed stage show. First performance Wednesday. $25. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Book Discussion Group. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. Adults. 1 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Socrates Cafe. Inspired by Christopher Phillips's book Socrates Cafe, participate in open discussion. Use the Socratic method to pose questions, listen to others, raise challenges and consider alternative answers. Age 13 & up. 7 p.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

TV Turn Off Week Party for Oakton ES Oakton ES PTA and Oakton library partner to provide a TV turn off alternative event. No registration is required. 7 p.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

Viking Music Festival. Vienna Elementary School advanced band, orchestra students, all county chorus, the Madison pyramid singers, VES Jammers perform an engaging evening of music. All ages. 7 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

<b>Friday/April 25

</b>McLean Art Society meeting, featuring Penelope Barringer, a lithograph artist. 10 a.m.-noon at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, 703-790-0123. Guests are welcome.

Making Noise Presents “Let Them Speak: Giving Voice to the Youth of Africa.” Fund-raising event featuring spoken word, testimony, photography and music. $10 suggested donation. 6 p.m. early show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Future, Colouring Lesson. Rock/reggae. $10. 10 p.m. late show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

David Finckel and Wu Han. Cello and piano duo, part of the Discovery Series at Wolf Trap. Program includes Strauss, Grieg, Franck. $30. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Sub G. Five suburban boys having a good time on stage. 9 p.m. at Ned Devine’s/Ned Kelly’s, 2565 Centreville Road, Herndon. Call 703-793-7376 or visit www.neddevines.com.

Pokemon League. Learn and play, for ages 5-18. No registration required. 3 p.m. at Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Book Sale. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Great Falls Library. All ages. No registration is required. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, 703-757-8560. Continues Saturday.

<b>Saturday/April 26

</b>“The Lives and Tales of the Brothers Grimm,” an original and collective play presented by Starshine Theater’s Young Actors Workshops, 7 p.m. at the Great Falls Grange. Seating is limited, reservations are required, contact 703-790-9050 or StarshineTheater@aol.com.

Yard Sale. Hosted by the Friends of Vale Schoolhouse, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the schoolhouse, 3124 Fox Mill Road, Oakton. Proceeds benefit the preservation of the 1888 schoolhouse. Call 703-246-0116.

Robbie Schaefer and Ellis Paul. Folk guitarists and songwriters. $18. 7:30 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Gonzo’s Nose. Local party band. 9 p.m. at Ned Devine’s/Ned Kelly’s, 2565 Centreville Road, Herndon. Call 703-793-7376 or visit www.neddevines.com.

Book Sale. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Great Falls Library. All ages. No registration is required. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, 703-757-8560. Begins Friday.

Ready to Read. Reading reinforcement program for children in first and second grades. Hands-on activities and games to encourage reading. Registration is for all four weeks. Age 6-8. 10:30 a.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

Manga Club. Manga, anime and refreshments. Age 12-18. No registration is required. 11 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Earth Day Celebration for Kids. Wild Birds in Your Backyard. Fairfax County Park naturalist brings live native birds for an informative nature program. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Oakton Library. Age 6-12. Noon at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

Earth Day Celebration. Honor conservation pioneer Dr. Ira Gabrielson as the Fairfax County History Commission presents a State Historic Highway Marker to be erected in his name. Earth Day Art Contest winners will be awarded prizes at this time. No registration is required. 2 p.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

<b>Sunday/April 27

</b>La Belle France, a presentation of French classical music of the 19th and early 20th century by Debussy, Faure, Ravel and Bizet by the Amadeus Orchestra. 4 p.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. $30 tickets include post-concert refreshments and a chance to meet the performers. Students 17 and under always free. Call 703-759-5334 or visit www.amadeusconcerts.com.

Johnny A, Peter and Alex. Rock guitar. $18. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor, with the New Dominion Chorale and Orchestra. 4 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at the Northern Virginia Community College Alexandria campus, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors, $5 for students, $20 for group sales. Call 703-442-9404 or visit www.newdominion.org.

Sailboats at the Mill: Children four and older, with an adult, can make and decorate a wooden sailboat and test its seaworthiness on the mini-lake, 1 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. $10 per boat kit, prepaid reservations required by April 23. Call 703-759-2771.

<b>Monday/April 28

</b>Holiday Parade, We Shot the Moon, Kaddisfly, Farewell Flight. Rock. $10. 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Signs of Spring. Children 3-6, with an adult, search for signs of spring with a story, craft and seed planting. 1 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. $6 per person, prepaid reservations required by April 23. Call 703-759-2771.

Game On After-School Edition. Come play DDR and Wii and have some snacks. Age 10-18. No registration is required. 3 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

<b>Tuesday/April 29

</b>Teitur “The Singer” CD release, Old Springs Pike, Helgi. Acoustic/folk/alternative. $15. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Book Talk for Book Lovers. Book discussion. "Mountains Beyond Mountains" by Tracy Kidder. Adults. No registration is required. 7:30 p.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

<b>Wednesday/April 30

</b>Damien Dempsey with guest Jess Klein. Irish singer/songwriter. $12. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Brad Mehldau Trio. Jazz piano with bass and drums. $25. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Chinese Conversation Group meets for practicing speaking the language, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Wednesdays at the group study room of the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 571-225-7697.

Searching for Rainbows. Colorful stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

Preschool Sing-Along! Sing songs with Miss Belle. Age 1-5 with adult. No registration is required. 10:30 a.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, 703-757-8560.