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Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, the All-Ireland Fiddle Champion and her band, perform at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Feb. 7.

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Rokia Traore brings progressive West African music to The Barns at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Feb. 12.

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Beth Patterson will perform her traditional and original mix of Celtic, Cajun and folk music at the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls Sunday, Feb. 15 with three sittings at 4,6 and 8 p.m. $15/ticket. Call 703-759-3309.

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<b>Wednesday/Feb. 4</b>

Sonya Kitchell, "Burn Brightly" and Residency. Acoustic/indie. 8 p.m. $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Sealed With a Kiss. Get ready for Valentine's Day with stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. 703-356-0770.

Around the World in Film, 7 p.m. Adults. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

Jim Clark. 7:30 p.m., Lecture Hall, Thoreau Middle School, 2505 Cedar Lane, Vienna. Nationally renowned photographer Jim Clark will be making a guest appearance. His talk incorporates two of his musical slide programs, "Mountain Memories" and "Between Ocean and Bay."

Susan Crites, 10:30 a.m., Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Story time with Susan Crites, author of "I Love You More Than Rainbows." For ages 2-5.

Great Falls Friends, 8 a.m., Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Join the Great Falls Friends for their February Meeting for a light breakfast, networking and Guest Speaker Karen Washburn. Call Candace at 703-759-0375.

<b>Thursday/Feb. 5</b>

Greg Howard and Harper. 7 p.m. $25. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Lizz Wright, jazz singer. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

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

Italian Love Affair. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. This course features an oenological tour from the northern regions to the southern provinces.

<b>Friday/Feb. 6</b>

The Persuasions. A cappella gospel and pop. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Family Skate Nights, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center. $1 per skater; bring your own skates and safety equipment.

Paul Green School of Rock, with the greatest hits of the Led Zeppelin. 7 p.m. at Ned Devines Irish Village, 21800 Town Center Plaza, Sterling. Tickets $10. 703-444-7873 or irishvillage.neddevines.com.

"An Empty Plate in Café du Grand Boeuf" at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Vienna. 8 p.m. $10 adults, $9 for students and seniors. 703-255-6360 or www.viennava.gov.

Clifford the Big Red Dog Visits Storytime, 10:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 7851 L Tysons Corner Center, McLean. 703-506-2937 or www.bn.com.

Future, Politicks, Mello-D & the Rados and The Remedy, 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

English Conversation. 10 a.m. Call for details and registration. Adults. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

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

<b>Saturday/Feb. 7</b>

The Drifters at the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce Chairman's Gala, for the installation of officers and the board of directors. 703-356-5424.

Crash Boom Bang. Pop/rock. 6 p.m. $15. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul. The All-Ireland Fiddle Champion and her band. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Paul Green School of Rock, with the greatest hits of the Led Zeppelin. 7 p.m. at Ned Devines Irish Village, 21800 Town Center Plaza, Sterling. Tickets $10. 703-444-7873 or irishvillage.neddevines.com.

"An Empty Plate in Café du Grand Boeuf" at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Vienna. 8 p.m. $10 adults, $9 for students and seniors. 703-255-6360 or www.viennava.gov.

Be My Valentine, 1 p.m. Make unique Valentine cards using stamping, stenciling and fabric. Age 10-16. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

Win the Job You Want, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., The Women’s Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. Former Washington Post career advice columnist Mary Ellen Slayter explains how to bolster your professional image, tap into the "underground" job market and how to make the most of temp and contract work. $45 fee; $35/Center Circle Donors. www.thewomenscenter.org.

Separation and Divorce, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., McLean Government Center, 1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Information on topics including grounds for divorce, child custody arrangements, spousal and child support, division of assets and liabilities and more. $55/person; $45/Center Circle Donors. www.thewomenscenter.org.

Amy LaVere, acoustic/roots. 7 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

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

Smart Markets. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Smart Markets at Oakton is open year-round on Saturday mornings. Vendors will offer

meats, cheeses, breads and bakery goods, pasta, sausages,

coffee and Virginia wines. www.smartmarkets.org.

<b>Sunday/Feb. 8</b>

Dan Reed. 8:30 p.m., Jammin’ Java, 231 E. Maple Ave., Vienna. Melodic rocker Dan Reed performs after a 15-year hiatus. Visit www.danreed.com and www.myspace.com/danreed2012.

Winter Outdoor Walk. 2 p.m., Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. Do the ponds freeze in the winter? Do the geese stay or leave? Find out during this outdoor walk through the gardens with Patricia Dietly. 703-255-3631.

Celtic Concerts, 4,6, and 8 p.m., The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. Lilly Neill will play Celtic harp music. $15/ticket. Call 703-759-3309.

Ralph's World, 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Black History Forum. 3-5 p.m., Olson Theater, Flint Hill School, 10409 Academic Drive, Oakton. African Americans in literature, science, music and education are a few of the categories that will be featured at the 25th Annual Black History Forum. The forum's mission is to heighten the community's awareness of the achievements of African Americans. The Black History contest will feature students from three local northern Virginia high schools, Mt. Vernon High School, Lake Braddock, and defending champions, the Flint Hill School. Free.

Harp Heaven. 4,6 8 p.m., Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. Internationally renowned harpist Lily Neill will perform three sittings. Tickets: $15; call 703-759-3309.

Lincoln and Darwin. 11 a.m., 225 Nutley St. N.W., Vienna. In honor of the bicentennial of the birth of both Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln, Northern Virginia Ethical Society Leader Jone Johnson Lewis will highlight the ethical concerns of these two individuals who, each in their own way, had enormous impact of the world we live in today. Free. Visit www.esnv.org.

Cirque Éloize with Nebbia: a Magical Fog, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at George Mason Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performances on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $23-$46, and age 12 and under are half price. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<b>Monday/Feb. 9</b>

Open Mic Night with Ron Goad. 7 p.m. $2. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Bedtime Stories. Stories to end the day. All ages. 7 p.m. at Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. 703-356-0770.

Be My Valentine, 10:30 a.m. Short stories, fingerplay and a craft for older toddlers. Age Birth-5 with adult. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 703-757-8560.

Vienna Theatre Co. Auditions. 7:30 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Auditions for the Vienna Theatre Company's production of "Crossing Delancey" will be held. Be prepared to do cold readings from the script. Those auditioning for the role of Bobbie should prepare eight measures to sing a cappella (preferably something comic). Call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.

VITA Tax Help. 6-8 p.m., Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. IRS-certified volunteers help taxpayers that earned up to $42K. Call 703-790-8088.

<b>Tuesday/Feb. 10</b>

Rock-a-Bye Baby,10:30 a.m. Rhymes, stories and songs. Birth-12 months with adult. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

Picturing America, 1 p.m. Artist Nancy Palmer will discuss the history of art in America. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

Property Settlement Agreements, 7-9:30 p.m., The Women’s Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. Learn about negotiating your separation, custody and property settlement agreement, how to approach the negotiation, negotiating strategies and more. $50/person; $40 Center Circle Donors. Go to www.thewomenscenter.com or call 703-281-2657 to register.

Daughters of the Confederacy. 6:30 p.m., Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. The Laura Ratcliffe Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy meets. Meetings are open to the public. Women with an ancestor who fought for the Confederacy or who gave material aid are eligible for membership in the United Daughters of the Confederacy. For more information, please call Nancy Wigginton at 703-408-8019.

Vienna Theatre Co. Auditions. 7:30 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Auditions for the Vienna Theatre Company's production of the comedy "Crossing Delancey" will be held. Be prepared to do cold readings from the script. Those auditioning for the role of Bobbie should prepare eight measures to sing a cappella (preferably something comic). Call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.

<b>Wednesday/Feb. 11</b>

Sonya Kitchell, "Burn Brightly," Residency and John Shannon. Acoustic/indie. 8 p.m. $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Chris Bohjalian signs ‘Skeletons at the Feast,’ 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 7851 L Tysons Corner Center, McLean. 703-506-2937 or www.bn.com.

Preschool Sing-Along. Sing songs with Miss Belle. All ages. 10:30 a.m. at Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. 703-356-0770.

Silly Sing-Along Stories, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy sing-along stories and a craft. Age 2 with adult. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

Great Falls Historical Society. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. The Great Falls Historical will meet with special guest Jorge Adeler of Adeler Jewelers, who will talk about his travels over the world in search of gems and coins. Free. Visit www.GHFS.org or call 703-759-9188.

Mothers First Book Club. 7:30 p.m., Amphora Restaurant, 377 Maple Ave. West. Discuss "Love in the Time of Cholera" by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez. Call Ceci Campbell at 703-281-0380.

<b>Thursday/Feb. 12</b>

Rokia Traore. Progressive West African music. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Ask an Expert: Dorothy Cochrane on the Grumman Ag-Cat. 12:30-12:45 p.m. at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly. Free admission. 202-633-1000 or www.nasm.si.edu.

Taarka and Whiskey Rebellion. 8 p.m., Jammin’ Java, 227 E. Maple Ave., Vienna. Taarka, a gypsy string quartet, performs live with local band Whiskey Rebellion. Visit www.jamminjava.com and www.taarka.com.

Men’s Only Shopping. 6:30-9 p.m., Studio Organics, 123 Church St. N.W., Vienna. A men’s only shopping night will be held at the store with all products discounted 10 percent. Staff will be on hand to help men pick the right Valentine’s Day gift. www.StudioOrganics.com or 571-214-8689.

<b>Friday/Feb. 13</b>

Julie Murphy Wells, Sophisticated Lady. Jazz and Broadway tunes. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $20. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Family Skate Nights, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center. $1 per skater; bring your own skates and safety registration. Adults. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

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

Goth Valentine Bash, 6 p.m. Live music, duct tape roses, goth makeup and snacks. Age 12-18. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

K-Beta, Bo Jankans and D II. Rock. 10 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 14</b>

Shemekia Copeland, blues vocals. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $20. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Crash Boom Bang, Boys Will Be Boys, Sunset Shootout and Surprise Attack. Pop/rock. 5:30 p.m. $15. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Mambo Sauce. Hip-hop. 10 p.m. $12. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Valentine Day Treasure Hunt, all day. Valentine-themed treasure hunt. Age 3-12. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

Valentine's With Noah's Ark Animal Workshop, 2 p.m. Come and make your own teddy bear valentine. The Noah's Ark Animal Workshop promises to be a fun-filled event. Age 6-12. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 703-757-8560.

Presidents and Chiefs, 11 a.m. Storyteller Gary Lloyd presents America's leaders. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

Propogation Workshop. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. Horticulturist Tammy Burke will show how to start annuals and perennials from seeds and cuttings. Free. Reservations required; call 703-255-3631.

McLean Symphony. 7:30 p.m., Alden Theater, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingelside Ave., McLean. A celebration of love, Latin style with the music of the Americas. General Admission: $25/person; $20/seniors; $12/youths 18 and under. Call the Alden Theater Box Office at 703-790-9223.

Fairfax Jubil-Aires Barbershop Harmony Chorus Singing Valentines, at a location of your choosing. Contact Ron at 703-978-7691 or order online at

www.fairfaxjubilaires.org.

<b>Sunday/Feb. 15 </b>

Rock 'n Roll Songwriters Circle featuring Anthony Fiacco, Shane Hines and Todd Wright. Acoustic 7 p.m. $10 advance, $12 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Bingo, 12 p.m., Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 S. Center St., Vienna. The VVFD will host an extended bingo session with 45 Regular and Special Games paying $100 each, one Jackpot Game paying $1,000, 8 Early Birds paying $100 each, two Speed Bingo Game paying $100, two Winner-Take-All Games and a Vienna's Fortune Treasure Chest Game paying $100. $20 admission includes all games and a free meal.

The Virginia Opera and "Tosca," 2 p.m. George Mason University Concert Hall on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University, at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 1:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $44-$98. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or at www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

How to Raise a Moral Child. 1:30 p.m., 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. Arthur Dobrin will conduct an interactive workshop. Free. 703-503-3216 or www.noves.org.