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<b>Wednesday/May 21</b>

Jammin’ Juniors. Children’s band Dinner Dogs performs 12:30-1:30 p.m. in a free concert for ages 2-5 in McLean Central Park, at Route 123 and Old Dominion Drive. Visit www.mcleancenter.org/alden/jamminjuniors.asp.

Critters and Cookies. Children 2-4 with adult will explore the outdoors with a naturalist. $8 per child, reservations required. 1:45-2:30 p.m. at Riverbend Park Visitors Center, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Call 703-759-9018.

Buzzing Bugs. Time to hunt for insects. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

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.

Lunchtime With Miss Belle. Bring your lunch and your little ones for a music-filled social hour. Birth-5 with adult. No registration is required. Noon at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

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.

PJ's and Popcorn. Come and watch a movie in your pajamas. All ages. 6 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 p.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

Book Discussion Group. Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town by John Grisham. Adults. No registration is required. 7:15 p.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

Evening Book Club. Ask for title. Adults. No registration is required. 7:30 p.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call 703-757-8560.

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.

<b>Thursday/May 22</b>

Old Firehouse Teen Center Open House for rising 7th graders and their parents. Open house with free admission to learn about OFTC dances, trips and after-school programs, with registration discount for attendees. 7-9 p.m. at the center, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Call 703-448-8336 or visit www.mcleancenter.org/kids-teens. Second event May 22.

Roots Rock Revival featuring Ruthie and the Wranglers, Patty Reese, Billy Coulter. $15. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Book Signing. CEO and Inspirion Inc. founder Misti Bermeister will discuss the corporate transition from an aging workforce to young professionals and her book Boomer to Bloggers: Success Strategies Across Generations. 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner, 7851 L Tysons Corner Center, McLean. Call 703-506-2937.

Socrates Cafe. Inspired by Christopher Phillips' 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.

<b>Friday/May 23</b>

ViVa! Vienna! Town festival on Church Street with carnival rides, music, food, etc. Continues through Monday. For information, visit www.viennarotary.org.

Movie in the Park. Family favorite G-rated movie outdoors at Glyndon Park. Begins at dusk, around 8 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Parents are required to stay with their children during the movie. Free. For title, call 703-255-7842 after May 21.

Catfishin’ Under the Stars. Learn fishing basics with a park naturalist, program for ages 7 and older. $8 per person, prepaid reservations required. Rod rentals and bait are available for an extra charge. 7-10 p.m. at Riverbend Park Visitors Center, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Call 703-759-9018.

Football Challenge. Show off your skills in a flag football tournament and a kicking and throwing contest. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. 4-6 p.m. at Club Phoenix at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Call 703-255-6360.

Hot Club of Cowtown. Swing/folk/acoustic. $12. 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Funk Night featuring Mojai, Will Rast’ Funk Ark. $10. 10 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Mr. Knick-Knack performs every Friday, 11-11:45 a.m. in the Kids Play Area, level 3, AMC Theatres Wing at Tysons Corner Center, 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Call 703-847-7300 or visit www.shoptysons.com.

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

<b>Saturday/May 24</b>

ViVa! Vienna! Town festival on Church Street with carnival rides, music, food, etc. Begins Thursday, continues through Monday. For information, visit www.viennarotary.org.

Wolf Trap Ribbon Cutting. Construction and improvements to the Main Gate facilities, including plaza, restrooms, gift shop, box office and concession stands, at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, will be officially completed with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6:15 p.m. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Habitat Restoration. Join the Invasive Management Area team at Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Road, Vienna, 9 a.m.-noon. Learn to identify native and non-native plants. Ages 15 and older, or with accompanying adult. Free. Call 703-324-8681.

The Dance Party, The Friday Night Boys, Dangerous Summer. Pop/rock. $10. 10 p.m. late show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

The Millers. A family band singing the blues. $22 McLean residents $27 others. 8 p.m. at the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Spring Seminars at America Plant, 10106 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Free. Call 703-438-8880 for information. All About Orchids 10 a.m.; Repotting Orchids 11 a.m.; The Organic Approach to Gardening at 3 p.m.

Abdukerim Nasardin, Chinese painter from the Uighur region of western China, will exhibit and demonstrate his art. 2-5 p.m. Free. Outdoors at the Palladium Civic Place Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. 703-288-0505.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Cosponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service. Adults. No registration is required. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

<b>Sunday/May 25</b>

Camp McLean Open House. Parents and campers can meet Camp McLean staff, turn in information and forms, sample activities and participate in a Q&A session. 1-4 p.m. at the Old Firehouse Teen Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Call 703-448-8336 or visit www.mcleancenter.org/kids-teens.

"Blast Off": The U.S. Marine Band begins the summer performance series at the Filene Center of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 8 p.m. Program includes John Philip Sousa, John Williams, Morton Gould, Aaron Copland, Leroy Anderson and Ernesto Lecuona, and finale fireworks display. Free, no tickets required. Call 703-255-1900 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

ViVa! Vienna! Town festival on Church Street with carnival rides, music, food, etc. Begins Thursday, continues through Monday. For information, visit www.viennarotary.org.

Spring Seminars at America Plant, 10106 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Free. Call 703-438-8880 for information. Drought-Resistant Plants, 1 p.m.

<b>Monday/May 26</b>

ViVa! Vienna! Town festival on Church Street with carnival rides, music, food, etc. Begins Thursday. For information, visit www.viennarotary.org.

Open Mic hosted by David Cotton. To sign up, e-mail david@jamminjava.com. Free. 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/May 27</b>

Old School Freight Train, Drew Gibson. Roots. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Remembrances of a Dancing Career. Former ballet stars Paula Tennyson Hoffman and Ralph Hoffman talk about their dancing lives. Adults. 7 p.m. at Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Book Talk for Book Lovers. Book discussion. Ask for title at the Information Desk. Adults. No registration is required. 7:30 p.m. at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

<b>Wednesday/May 28</b>

Ben Folds at Wolf Trap: a leading pop-music pianist returns to Filene Center for a high-energy performance, 8 p.m., tickets $38 in-house, $28 lawn. For tickets call 1 (877) WOLFTRAP; or online at www.wolftrap.org.

Jammin’ Juniors. Children’s musician Patricia Shih performs 12:30-1:30 p.m. in a free concert for ages 2-5 in McLean Central Park, at Route 123 and Old Dominion Drive. Visit www.mcleancenter.org/alden/jamminjuniors.asp.

Cartoon Johnny CD release, Euphonism. A cappella. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Nature’s Crafts. Children 3-5 create crafts inspired by nature and explore the world around them. 1:45-2:30 p.m. Afternoon activities include nature hikes, meeting and observing live animals, plus songs and themed crafts. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty. $7 per child, prepaid reservations required. 1:45-2:30 p.m. at Riverbend Park Nature Center, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Call 703-759-9018.

Nesting Birds. It's a busy time for birds. Find out why and then go on a naturalist-led forest walk to look for birds. 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. Call 703-757-8560.

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.

<b>Thursday/May 29</b>

Riverdance at Wolf Trap, Thursday, May 29 – Sunday, June 1, 8 p.m. with matinee 2 p.m. performances on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $70 to $20. The internationally celebrated fusion of Irish dance, song and music returns to the Filene Center stage for its eighth consecutive year. For tickets call 1 (877) WOLFTRAP; or online at www.wolftrap.org.

Book Signing. Children’s author D.J. MacHale signs Raven Rise, the ninth in the Pendragon series. 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner, 7851 L Tysons Corner Center, McLean. Call 703-506-2937.

Catie Curtis, Edie Carey. Acoustic. $22 in advance, $25 at the door. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Lunch Bunnies. Bring a snack and enjoy stories and songs. Age 1-5 with adult. 11 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Book Discussion Group. James Tiptree, Jr. by Julie Phillips. Adults. No registration is required. 1 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

<b>Friday/May 30</b>

Book Signing. Michael Covel discusses his latest release, The Complete TurtleTrader, a look at an investing story and tactics for investors. 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner, 7851 L Tysons Corner Center, McLean. Call 703-506-2937.

Riverdance at Wolf Trap, 8 p.m. Tickets range from $70 to $20. For tickets call 1 (877) WOLFTRAP; or online at www.wolftrap.org.

Mr. Knick-Knack performs every Friday, 11-11:45 a.m. in the Kids Play Area, level 3, AMC Theatres Wing at Tysons Corner Center, 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Call 703-847-7300 or visit www.shoptysons.com.

Orlando Phillips, Caribbean. 6:30 p.m. Summer on the Town Green is a free performance series. Bring chairs or blankets for seating. No alcoholic beverages are allowed. Pets should be left at home. Call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

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.

<b>Saturday/May 31</b>

Great Falls Studios presents the Second Annual Spring Art Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Colvin Run Historic Schoolhouse, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Artwork created by Great Falls artists includes watercolor, oil, and acrylic paintings, pottery, photography, calligraphy, jewelry, classical drawings, and arts quilts. The River Bend Jazz Quartet performs 1:30-3:15 p.m. Admission is free. Call Linda Jones 703-442-9251 for more information.

Riverdance at Wolf Trap, 8 p.m. with matinee performance at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $70 to $20. For tickets call 1 (877) WOLFTRAP; or online at www.wolftrap.org.

McLean Family Barbecue. Third annual event to kick off summer. Games, moon bounce, rides, children’s musicians Mr. Knick-Knack and Oh Susannah. Food and beverages available for purchase. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $8 for children, adults admitted free. Call 703-790-0123 or visit www.mcleancenter.org.

30th Annual Yard Sale at Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, 1301 Trap Road in Vienna, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Household items (clothing, toys, garden tools). Space available: $20. Call 703-759-3509.

Charity Flea Market and Bake Sale. Proceeds of the sales go toward sending 15 "missionaries" to Chichicastenango, Guatemala in July to build houses for widows and provide assistance to children in orphanages. Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, 1724 Chain Bridge Rd., (703) 356-7200, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Encaustic Slide Lecture, Demonstration. Learn about the history and contemporary use of the encaustic technique and experience a demonstration by Reni Gower, VCU painting professor and curator of the current exhibition at McLean Project for the Arts, The Divas and Iron Chefs of Encaustic. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the MPA gallery at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. $10 per person, reservations required. Call 703-790-1953 or info@mpaart.org.

Riverbend River Festival. Children’s activities, fishing contests, kayaking, water safety demos and more at the second annual festival. $5 per person, children under 3 free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Call 703-759-9018.

Sophie, the Performing Dog. Sophie, a cairn terrier, performs a show full of tricks. All ages. 10:30 a.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Cosponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service. Adults. No registration is required. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

An Evening with The Nighthawks. Blues/roots rock. $20. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Season Finale: American Treasures Featuring Orchestral Blockbusters. $25, $20 seniors, $12 youth under 18. 7:30 p.m. at the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

No Better Off. Local group playing acoustic roots music, blending in folk, rock, bluegrass, blues and country. 6-8 p.m. Free. Outdoors at the Palladium Civic Place Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. 703-288-9505.

<b>Sunday/June 1</b>

Great Falls Studios presents the Second Annual Spring Art Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Colvin Run Historic Schoolhouse, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Artwork created by Great Falls artists includes watercolor, oil, and acrylic paintings, pottery, photography, calligraphy, jewelry, classical drawings, and arts quilts. Admission is free. Call Linda Jones 703-442-9251 for more information.

Marshall Artz perform acoustic rock and blues at the Vienna Town Green, corner of Maple Avenue (Rte. 123) and Mill Street, at 6:30 p.m. Free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

Riverdance at Wolf Trap, 8 p.m. with matinee performance at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $70 to $20. For tickets call 1 (877) WOLFTRAP; or online at www.wolftrap.org.

Born 2 Dance Studio, a Vienna-based international dance school offering dance classes from around the globe, holds its first annual "Awaken The Dancer Within" show at Lanier Middle School, 3801 Jermantown Road. Fairfax, 5:30-8 p.m. The show will feature dance performances by both adult and youth dance students, as well as various faculty dance companies, including Furia Flamenca (Flamenco,) X-Faction (Hip Hop,) Dhoonya Dance (Indian Bollywood,) Arrive-to-Defy (Break Dance,) as well as Born 2 Dance Studio’s own dance company—Born 2 Dance Troupe (Belly Dance & Persian Dance.) Tickets, priced at $20 for advance purchases or $25 at the door, can be purchased online at www.born2dancestudents.com/events.html or by calling 703-242-6090.

WWII Radio Hour featuring Maxine, LaVerne and Patsy Andrews with musical theater-style performances of 1940s music with sing-alongs and audience requests. Benefits Angels of Mercy organization that serves wounded military and their families. 4 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1205 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean. All ticket holders receive a special 20 percent discount for dinner at Three Pigs Barbeque, in Langley Shopping Center after the concert. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased with credit card or check in advance, or with cash or check at the door. For additional questions or advance purchases, contact Stacie Steinke: 703-485-5745, or stacie@musicalentertainmentdcmetro.com.

<b>Thursday/June 5</b>

The Role of the Media in the 2008 Presidential Election: Beth Frerking, Senior Editor, Politico and Politico.com, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Embassy Suites Hotel/Tyson’s Corner - Chancellor Room , 8517 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Sponsored by Independent Public Relations Alliance. This program is open to the public, you can register at info@ipralliance.com. The cost of the program (with lunch) is $25 in advance (before Friday, May 30); $30 at the door (cash only). The buffet luncheon includes a beverage and gratuity. Contact: info@ipralliance.com

<b>Friday/June 6</b>

Bill Emerson and the Sweet Dixie Band perform at the Vienna Town Green, corner of Maple Avenue (Rte. 123) and Mill Street, at 6:30 p.m. Free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

<b>Saturday/June 7</b>

Potomac Falls Music holds 4th biannual Student Concert at 2 p.m. at the Grange Hall, 9818 Georgetown Pike in Great Falls. With more than 100 students of all ages from the Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Reston, McLean and Great Falls areas, the student concerts are a real show of local talent. Free – open to the public.

Third Annual Laytham Paintout. Competing artists will paint in oils, acrylics, pastels, and watercolors from 5 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St. The public is invited to attend to see the artists at work; the paintings will be available for purchase two weeks later. Call Jack Warden at (703) 437-9681 for more information.

The Seakers. A "classic rock" cover band. 6 to 8 p.m. at Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Call (703) 288-9505.

Used Book Sale. A special collection by the Friends of the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-790-8088.

<b>Sunday, June 8</b>

The Fairfax Saxophone Quartet holds a benefit performance at Oakton Church of the Brethren at 4 p.m. The program, "FSQ on Broadway," will include the music of Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, George M. Cohan, George Gershwin and Cole Porter and feature guest artist Amy LaCivita on piano.

No tickets or reservations are required. Donations will be accepted for NOVACO (Northern Virginia Coalition), which provides housing and other services to homeless victims of domestic abuse. This concert is part of Oakton Church of the Brethren’s concert series celebrating the 300th anniversary of the denomination. The church is located at 10025 Courthouse Road in Vienna. Call 703-281-4411 or go to www.oaktonbrethren.org.

<b>Wednesday /June 11</b>

WD Miller Band headlines at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com

<b>Saturday/June 14</b>

Mr. Knick-Knack children’s performer plays at Wren & Divine, 6645 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, 11 a.m. the second Saturday every month. Call 704-356-WREN.

The Folsom Prisoners. A classic country/honky tonk band that channels the vintage sounds of Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Elvis. 6 to 8 p.m. at Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean, (703) 288-9505. Free.

<b>Saturday/June 21</b>

Dulcie Taylor. Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs roots, rock and blues style songs. 6 to 8 p.m. at Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Call (703) 288-9505.

<b>Saturday/June 28</b>

<cal2>Marshall Maley. Well-known local percussionist and band. 6 to 8 p.m. at Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Call (703) 288-9505.

<b>Saturday/July 12</b>

Martinez and Guthrie. Local musicians play original acoustic songs. 6 to 8 p.m. at Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Call (703) 288-9505.

<b>Saturday/July 19</b>

Project Natale. A contemporary jazz quartet plays originals, standards, Latin, Afro-Cuban, calypso. 6 to 8 p.m. at Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Call (703) 288-9505.

<b>Saturday/July 26</b>

"Something Hot" Juried Exhibition. Artists living within a 75-mile radius of Leesburg are invited to submit original artwork to the seventh annual "Something Hot" juried exhibition hosted by Gallery 222. Artists may submit two pieces of original artwork. Artwork will be accepted at the Gallery on Saturday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is a $25 entry fee. Work that is selected will be displayed in Gallery 222 between August 1 and 30. For more information, contact Gallery 222 at 703-777-5498 or visit gallery222.com

<b>Saturday/August 2</b>

The Seakers. A "classic rock" cover band. 6 to 8 p.m. at Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Call (703) 288-9505.

<b>Saturday/August 9</b>

No Better Off. Local group that plays acoustic roots music, blending folk, rock, bluegrass, blues and country. 6 to 8 p.m. at Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Call (703) 288-9505.

<b>Saturday/September 6</b>

Jody Marshall Ensemble. Local dulcimer teacher performs with folk group. 5 to 7 p.m. at Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Call (703) 288-9505.

<b>Saturday/September 20</b>

Martinez and Guthrie. Local musicians play original acoustic songs. 6 to 8 p.m. at Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Call (703) 288-9505.

<b>Saturday/September 27</b>

Bach to Rock. The Bach to Rock Music School presents a rock band. 4 to 6 p.m. at Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Call (703) 288-9505.

<b>Saturday/October 11</b>

Bach to Rock. The Bach to Rock Music School presents a rock band. 4 to 6 p.m. at Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Call (703) 288-9505.

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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.

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.

Mr. Knick-Knack performs every Friday, 11-11:45 a.m. in the Kids Play Area, level 3, AMC Theatres Wing at Tysons Corner Center, 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Call 703-847-7300 or visit www.shoptysons.com.

Mr. Knick-Knack children’s performer plays at Wren & Divine, 6645 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, 11 a.m. the second Saturday every month. Call 704-356-WREN.

Kids Club Meeting. The Tysons Corner Kids Club meets for story time and an activity the first Saturday every month, 10 a.m. at the food court on level 3 at Tysons Corner Center, 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Call 703-847-7300 or visit www.shoptysons.com.

Free. Outdoors at the Palladium Civic Place Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. 703-288-0505.

Open Mic hosted by David Cotton. To sign up, e-mail david@jamminjava.com. Free. 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.