0
Votes

Calendar

<i>Send announcements to ADDRESS@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-917-6428. Deadline is Thursday for the following week's paper. Photos/artwork encouraged. For additional listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com.</i>

<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>

Red and Black Vessel with Stamp, by Deborah McDysan, one of the artists participating in the Great Falls Studios’ Second Annual Spring Festival, Saturday and Sunday, May 31-June 1.

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.

Happy Birthday to Two! Celebrating Bernstein and Bolcom recital. 8 p.m. at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets are $38.

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.

Community Yard Sale, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 270, 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean; 9:00 a.m.-1 p.m.; Rain or Shine; household items, jewelry, small appliances, children’s toys, CDs, DVDs, tools, decorative items, art work, small furniture, books, and much more. For Info: 703.893.4588.

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.

Art exhibit. Thomas Xenakis returns to the TaBois-Bonhomme Galerie d'Art at the Regency at McLean, 1800 Old Meadow Road, Suite 113, Friday, May 31, with a series of works entitled, Heavens. The exhibition continues until July 5, and there will be an Opening Reception on June 6th from 7 - 11 p..m.

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.

McLean Symphony. Featuring orchestra blockbusters: An American in Paris, George Gershwin; Variations on America, Charles Ives; Harlem, Edward "Duke" Ellington; Violin Concerto, Op. 14, Samuel Barber. Tickets $25/$20 seniors/$12 youth (18 and under). 7:30 p.m. at the McLean Community Center. Tickets are on sale now! To purchase tickets, stop by the Alden Theatre Box Office, or charge by phone (703-573-SEAT) or online through Ticketmaster. For more information, call the Box Office at 703-790-9223, TTY: 711.

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.

Summer Concerts on The Green. Diamond Alley, a 5-piece Washington, D.C. Dance/Rock and Variety band performs a mix of contemporary and classic hits. Great Falls Village Centre, 6-8 p.m. Free.

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.

Early Summer Tour of the Potomac Valley Native Plants at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 2 p.m. Cost: Free. Details: See this remarkable native plant collection change with the seasons and learn about the life histories of the plants. Meet at the Visitor Center. No reservations required. Contact: 703-255-3631, meadowlark@nvrpa.org

An Evening with Dan Bern. Acoustic rock. Show 8 p.m., tickets $20. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

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>Monday/June 2</b>

Golf Tournament with the Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber at the International Country Club, 13200 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Fairfax. Contact the Chamber Office for details, at 703-281-1333 or info@vtrcc.org, or visit www.vtrcc.org.

Keaton Simons, Will Dailey, The War, Josh Hoge. Show 7 p.m., tickets $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com

Jeremy Enigk (of Sunny Day Real Estate), Damien Jurado. Indie rock. Show 8:30 p.m., tickets $18. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.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

Natalia Zukerman, Meg Hutchinson. Acoustic. Show 8 p.m., tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or

<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.

Organ Recital with James David Christie, the first American recipient of the International Organ Competition. 8 p.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Free-will offering. Call 703-356-0670 or www.musicinmclean.org.

Classic 60s Rock. Show 6 p.m., tickets $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com

The Laser Beam Team, Black Irish, Bo Jankans, T.A.M.U., Thad Reid, Deuce Ya Hynest. Hip-hop. Show 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Poco. 8 p.m. at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets are $40/in-house, $25/lawn.

<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.

Morning at the Movies charity event to help fund the monthly melanoma support group by the Life with Cancer organization. This year’s presentation includes a screening of the animated film "Kung Fu Panda" at 9 a.m., with a morning snack bar offering bagels, donuts, coffee and juice available at 8:15 a.m. when the doors open. At the Lee Highway Multiplex, 8223 Lee Hwy., Merrifield. Hosted by the Ashley Fister Cole Foundation, visit www.ashleyfistercolefoundation.org or www.lifewithcancer.org.

Introduction to Beekeeping at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: Free. Details: Join beekeeper Mary Ellen Kirkpatrick in the Visitor Center to learn about honeybees, their basic biology, what they eat and why, and the importance of bees in pollination. Hear about beekeeping equipment and the woodenware that make up a hive. Get a close look at the honey bees in each of their life stages in the observation colony during this free drop-in program. Contact: 703-255-3631, meadowlark@nvrpa.org

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

Art to the Rescue! Pet adoption, animal art, book signing, and shopping – all to benefit the animals helped by Friends of Homeless Animals. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at The Artful Gift Shop at 145B Church St. NW in Vienna. All are welcome! Please visit www.artfulgiftshop.com or call 703.242.1220 for more details.

Classic 60s Rock. Show 6 p.m., tickets $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com

The Ron Holloway Group. Jazz, blues, funk. Show 7 p.m., tickets $17 in advance, $20 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

moe, Rusted Root. 6 p.m. at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP Tickets are $32/in-house, $28/lawn.

Dreaming of Eden, The Common Threat, Celebrity Gunfight. Rock. Show 10 p.m., tickets $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<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.

Book discussion and signing. World renown children’s author Phillip Pullman discusses and signs his newest release, Once Upon A Time In the North and best selling classic, The Golden Compass. Recently more widely known for the movie adaptation of The Golden Compass, Pullman has written more than 18 books, including the award-winning trilogy, His Dark Materials. Adults and children welcome. 2 p.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 7851 Tysons Corner Center. 703-506-2937

Summer Concerts on The Green.Difficult Run Jazz Band. Great Falls Village Centre, 6-8 p.m. Free.

Dagmar and the Seductones, roots rock. Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E., 703-255-6360

Christopher Williams, Chuck E. Costa. Acoustic folk. Show 7 p.m., tickets $12. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday, 9 June</b>

Sue Walls Carousel Puppets present Spring Fling. 2 p.m., Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E., 703-255-6360

<b>Tuesday, 10 June</b>

Just Surrender, The Morning Light, Every Avenue, You Me and Everyone We Know. Rock. Show 6:30 p.m., tickets $12. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<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

Louisiana Swamp Romp: The Wild Magnolias, Pine Leaf Boys, Balfa Toujours, Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas. 2 p.m. at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets are $25.

Trisha Yearwood. 8 p.m. at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets are $40/in-house, $22/lawn.

<b>Thursday, 12 June</b>

Honor by August, Ringleader, Stepanian. Rock/pop. Show 7:30 p.m., tickets $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Kenny G. 8 p.m. at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets are $42/in-house, $25/lawn.

<b>Friday, 13 June</b>

Annapolis Bluegrass. 6:30 p.m., Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E., 703-255-6360

Surprise! Arizona, The Blackjacks, Sarah Swanner. Rock. Doors open at 9:30 p.m., tickets $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Anita Baker. 8 p.m. at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets are $48/in-house, $25/lawn.

Verdi’s King for a Day. 8 p.m. at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets are $28 to $68.

<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.

Trout Fishing in America (EZRA IDLET - guitar/vocals, KEITH GRIMWOOD - bass/vocals) will be appearing at the Alden Theater Family Concert Series, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean Community College, McLean, VA. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For tickets, call 703-790-9223.

Used Book Sale at the Freeman Store and Museum, 131 Church St. NE, Vienna, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The store is looking for donations of clean used books. Call 703-994-9054. Continues Sunday.

Chuck Prophet. Mark Mallman. Rock/Americana. Show 8 p.m., tickets $15. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Gordon Lightfoot. 8 p.m. at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets are $40/in-house, $22/lawn.

<b>Sunday/June 15</b>

Used Book Sale at the Freeman Store and Museum, 131 Church St. NE, Vienna, noon-5 p.m. The store is looking for donations of clean used books. Call 703-994-9054.

Summer Concerts on The Green. Hamburger James. Great Falls Village Centre, 6-8 p.m. Free.

Skyline Vocal Band. 6:30 p.m. Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E., 703-255-6360

Peter Hammill (of Van der Graaf Generator). Progressive/experimental. Show 7:30 p.m., tickets $20. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

We Shot the Moon, Everybody Else, The Summer Set. Rock. Show 7 p.m., tickets $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Boz Scaggs. 8 p.m. at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets are $40/in-house, $22/lawn.

Verdi’s King for a Day. 8 p.m. at. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets are$28 to $68

<b>Monday, June 16</b>

Peter McCory: One Man Band. 2 p.m., Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E., 703-255-6360

<b>Tuesday, June 17</b>

Don Dixon, Parthenon Huxley. Acoustic rock. Show 7:30 p.m., tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Pilobolus. 8:30 p.m. at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets are $38/in-house, $8/lawn.

Verdi’s King for a Day. 8 p.m. at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets are $28 to $68

<b>Wednesday, June 18</b>

Sparky’s Flaw, Theresa AndersonAlex Mejias. Pop/rock. Show 7 p.m., tickets $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

James Taylor. 8 p.m. at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets are $75/orchestra, $75/boxes, $68/loge, $30/lawn.

<b>Thursday, June 19</b>

Unknown Hinson, Fools and Horses. Psychobilly/rock/punk. Show 8:30 p.m., tickets $12. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

RAIN: The Beatles Experience. 8 p.m. at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets are $40/in-house, $22/lawn.

<b>Friday, June 20</b>

Nitehawks Swing Band. 6:30 p.m., Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E., 703-255-6360

Luke Brindley with Special Guests. Acoustic rock. Show 7:30 p.m., tickets $12. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Bandazian, The War Within. Rock. Show 10 p.m., tickets $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

H.M.S. Pinafore, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players. 8 p.m. at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets are $8 to $48.

<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.

Perennials in the Garden at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 10:30 a.m . Cost: Free. Details: Join Chief Horticulturist Doris Rodriguez in a walk through the gardens to view a variety of perennials that perform well in the Mid-Atlantic region. Maintenance requirement, plant combinations and availability will be covered. Contact: 703-255-3631 Email: meadowlark@nvrpa.org

Yap Improv Comedy Troup. Show 2 p.m., tickets $10 per adult and $5 per child. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Matt Wertz, Thad Cockrell, Pop/rock. Show 8 p.m., tickets $15. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

The Gondoliers, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players. 8 p.m. at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets are $8 to $48

<b>Sunday, June 22</b>

Kingsley Winter Band, original rock & roll. 6:30 p.m., Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E., 703-255-6360

Summer Concerts on The Green. Tom Principato – King of Blues. Great Falls Village Centre, 6-8 p.m. Free.

Adam Swink, Sophia Bass. Pop/rock. Show 7:30 p.m., tickets $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Emmylou Harris. 8 p.m. at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets are $40/in-house, $22/lawn.

<b>Monday, June 23</b>

Peter McCory: One Man Band. 2 p.m., Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E., 703-255-6360

Open Mic, Hosted by David Cotton. Show 7 p.m. Free. To sign up, email David Cotton. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday, June 24</b>

George Benson. 8 p.m. at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets are $42/in-house, $22/lawn.

<b>Wednesday, June 25</b>

Cas Haley and Woodbelly, Jah Roots. Reggae. Show 8 p.m., tickets $12. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Ricky Scaggs and Bruce Hornsby 8 p.m. at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets are $40/in-house, $22/lawn.

<b>Thursday, June 26</b>

The Temptations and The Four Tops 8 p.m. at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets are $38/in-house, $$22/lawn.

<b>Friday, June 27</b>

Splinters, roots rock and alternative country. 6:30 p.m., Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E., 703-255-6360

Rent Through Sunday, 29 June, at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets $25 to $80.

Pierce Pettis. Acoustic. Show 7:30 p.m., tickets $15. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

bob, Jackmove. Rock. Show 10 p.m., tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/June 28</b>

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>Sunday, June 29</b>

Jimmy & Moondi, American Folk Duo. 6:30 p.m. Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E., 703-255-6360

"O Brother Brunch" featuring Dead Men’s Hollow. Roots. Show 2 p.m., tickets $8. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Summer Concerts on The Green. Daryl Davis – Hits of the 1950s. Great Falls Village Centre, 6-8 p.m. Free.

Luke Brindley, Anthony Fiacco, Shane Hines, Todd Wright. Acoustic. Show 7 p.m., tickets $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday, June 30</b>

Paul Thorn. Rock/blues/country. Show 8 p.m., tickets $20. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<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>

<cal2>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.

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.