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Rajashree Ranganathan will present her formal solo dance debut in an Indian classical dance form, known as Bharathanatyam Arangetram, on Saturday, April 11 at the James Lee Community Center Theater in Falls Church.

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<b>Wednesday/April 8</b>

Vienna Tang. Vocals and piano. 8 p.m. at The Barns. $27. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 7 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $14-$95, available by Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

B for Ballet, 10:30 a.m. at the Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Stories and dance activities. Special appearance by Ballet Petite. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-356-0770.

Historic Vienna Speaker Series. 7:30 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. James C. Kirkland, pilot and author of the books "Tales of a Helicopter Pilot" and "Tales of a War Pilot" will speak. Kirkland served as a pilot during WWII and also as a helicopter pilot in the Korean Conflict in the 8055 unit made famous by the television series "MASH." Free. Call 703-938-5187.

The Bill Frisell Trio. 8 p.m., Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. The Bill Frisell Trio will perform jazz fused with rock, country and bluegrass. $25/person. Call 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

<b>Thursday/April 9</b>

A Blind Tasting. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. Enjoy two different classes of special tastings allowing each guest to test their knowledge and decipher different varietals.

Bill Frisell Trio with Rudy Royston and Tony Scherr. 8 p.m. at The Barns. $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Swing Speak, 8-10 p.m. at The Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. 7:30 beginner lessons. $10. 703-414-1745 or www.headoverheelsdancecom.

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 7 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $14-$95, available by Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

<b>Friday/April 10</b>

The Downtown Fiction, 6 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Chuck Brown General Admission Dance. 8 p.m. at The Barns. $30. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $14-$95, available by Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

English Conversation, 10 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Group for adult non-native English speakers. 703-938-0405.

Pokemon League, 3 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Learn and play. Age 5-18. 703-938-0405.

<b>Saturday/April 11</b>

Deanna Bogart Band, 7 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $17 advance, $20 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

A Tribute to Allen Toussaint, with the Nighthawks, Mary Ann Redmond, The Grandsons, The Junkyard Saints, Tommy Lepson, The January Allstars, Jon Carroll and more. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus,11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $14-$95, available by Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Bharathanatyam Arangetram (formal solo dance debut) of Rajashree Ranganathan, 4 p.m. at the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855-A Annandale Road, Falls Church. Free. Email rsvprg@gmail.com

Afternoon Matinee, 2 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. An afternoon movie and popcorn. Call or visit for movie title. Age 8-16. 703-757-8560.

Matt Wertz. 10 p.m., Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Matt Wertz, whose album "Summer Sun" debuted at #5 when released, will play live. $15/person. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Easter Egg Treats. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wildfire Tysons Galleria, Third Floor, 1714U International Drive, McLean. Dye Easter eggs and making your own Chocolate Peanut Butter Egg along with 9 News Now Anchor Lesli Foster and her daughter Jordan. $10/parent and two children. Call Michelle Bringham at 703-442-9110 to make reservations.

Spring Garden Tour. 10:30 a.m., Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. Join Chief Horticulturist Doris Rodriguez in a walk through the gardens and learn about spring flowering bulbs, perennials, shrubs and trees that perform well in this area. Maintenance tips and availability of these plants will be discussed. Free. Call 703-255-3631.

Easter Egg Hunt. 11 a.m., Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Road, Vienna. This year’s event will feature over 10,000 eggs, lots of candies and special prizes for children ages one to nine. Children are divided by age group and will hunt for eggs full of treats and win special prizes. Participants must being their own basket. Walk-in registration on the day of the event starts at 10 a.m. Hunt is held rain or shine. $6/child. Call 703-324-8566.

Bunny Tales. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Bunny Tales is a special event that includes arts and crafts projects, a play area, entertainment and more. Participants will receive a picture with the bunny. $10/child, adults/free. Ages 3-6. Call 703-488-8336, TTY: 711.

Spring Kaliedescope Family Concert. 3 p.m., McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean.The McLean Symphony Orchestra will perform several notable works. $25/adults, $20/seniors, $15/students, free/under 12. Go to the Alden Theatre Box Office or call 703-573-SEAT for tickets.

<b>Sunday/April 12</b>

Easter Brunch. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. Celebrate Easter with brunch. $120/adult, $39/child under 10.

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $14-$95, available by Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Spring Wild Flowers. 2 p.m., Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. See some of the region’s most beautiful spring wild flowers in this internationally recognized conservation collection. Free. Call 703-255-3631.

<b>Monday/April 13</b>

18th Century Clothing Workshop. 6-8 p.m., Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Learn from experts the basics of 18th century clothing including shirts, trousers, waistcoats, caps, kerchiefs, shifts, petticoats, shortgowns and aprons. Trace a pattern, examine examples of garments and obtain advice on your own clothing projects. $5/person, $3/Farm members and current volunteers. Reservations required; e-mail RSVP to kcannon@1771.org

<b>Tuesday/April 14</b>

Special Story Time. 11 a.m., Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Join Susan Crites, local award winning author of the children's book "I Love You More Than Rainbows" for a special story time to celebrate National Library Week. Call 703-242-4020 or visit www.susancrites.com.

<b>Wednesday/April 15</b>

Book Discussion, 7:30 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call branch for the title. Adults. 703-757-8560.

Samantha & Dave. 7:30 p.m., Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Samantha & Dave will perform live. Call 703-255-1566.

Bess Rogers with Allie Moss. 7:30 p.m., Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Bess Rogers and Allie Moss, both singer/songwriters, will perform live. Visit www.myspace.com/alliemossmusic or www.myspace.com/bessrogers.

Elena Gascho. 1 p.m., St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Harpsichordist Elena Gascho presents a recital. Free. Call 703-356-0670 or visit www.musicinmclean.org.

Tiny Tunes. 11:15 a.m., Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church. Susan Hayes will delight the tiniest learners with music, movement, puppetry, American Sign Language and even some Spanish. Ages Birth-17 months with an adult. Visit www.classictnt.com.

<b>Thursday/April 16</b>

Barrage. Fiddle music, song and dance. 8 p.m. at The Barns. $27. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 7 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $14-$95, available by Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

2009 Perspectives Series. 7:30 p.m., Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Eugene Robinson, a nationally syndicated columnist and political analyst, will present "Today's News: Who's Up, Who's Down and What's Really Going On?" as part of the 2009 Perspectives Series. Call 703-324-8428.

<b>Friday/April 17</b>

The Hint CD Release, 6 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Barrage. Fiddle music, song and dance. 8 p.m. at The Barns. $27. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus,10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $14-$95, available by Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Game On, 6 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Runescape, DDR, Wii, Rock Band, pizza and soda at the library. Age 10-18. 703-938-0405.

Book Sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Great Falls Friends of the Library Book Sale. All ages. 703-757-8560.

English Conversation, 10 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Group for adult non-native English speakers. 703-938-0405.

<b>Saturday/April 18</b>

The Master Singers of Virginia present Benjamin Britten's Choral Dances from "Gloriana", written in praise of Elizabeth I, and the Mass for Five Voices by William Byrd. 8 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, McLean. Season tickets are $38 for adults and $30 for seniors or students; individual ticket prices are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors or students in advance; $2 more at the door. 703-655-7809 or www.msva.org.

‘It's All about the Cats’ Adoption Day sponsored by Commonwealth Cat Rescue, Inc., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Tyson’s-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-790-8088. Contact Chris C. Haslam, Commonwealth Cat Rescue, Inc. at 703-568-3600.

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $14-$95, available by Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Book Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Friends of the Great Falls Library book sale. All ages. 703-757-8560.

Atrium Gardens. 10 a.m., Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. Join Atrium Horticulturist Tammy Burke in a tour of the White, Peach and Yellow Gardens. Free. Call 703-255-3631.

Madison's Annual 5K Race. 8 a.m., Madison High School, 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna. Participate in the 5K rrace to raise money for the Madison Track and Field Program. $15/students, $20/all others. Register at: www.active.com, search: Mad 5K or call Craig Chasse or Laura Hackerson at 703-319-2300 for more details.

<b>Sunday/April 19</b>

Tim O’Brien. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. $24. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $14-$95, available by Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Spring Wild Flowers. 2 p.m., Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. See some of the region’s most beautiful spring wild flowers in this internationally recognized conservation collection. Free. Call 703-255-3631.