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<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.

Pig Farm. 8 p.m., 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. 1st Stage presents "Pig Farm," a comedy by Greg Kotis, playwright of "Urinetown." Tickets: $25/adults, $15/students; call 1-800-838-3006 or visit www.1stStageSpringHill.org.

<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.

Jim West’s Puppets. 2 p.m., 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Jim West and Jeremy Wingle of Jim West's Puppets will perform Aesop's Fables II. Tickets: $12/person, $8/McLean district residents. Call 703-573-SEAT or visit www.ticketmaster.com for tickets.

Dinner Dance and Silent Auction. 6 p.m., American Legion Auxiliary, 330 Center St. N., Vienna. The American Legion Auxiliary is holding a Valentine's Day Dinner Dance and Silent Auction to benefit the Auxiliary Emergency Fund. Tickets: $35/person; call 703-625-5736 for tickets.

Pig Farm. 4 and 8 p.m., 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. 1st Stage presents "Pig Farm," a comedy by Greg Kotis, playwright of "Urinetown." Tickets: $25/adults, $15/students; call 1-800-838-3006 or visit www.1stStageSpringHill.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.

Pleasant Piano. 3 p.m., Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Chamber music. Free. Tickets are not required. Call 703-790-0123.

American Legion Breakfast. 1 p.m., 6530 Amherst Ave., Springfield. The Auxiliary Buffet Breakfast will be held at Post 180 followed by the Regional Oratorical at Springfield Post 180.

Maple Syrup Boil-Down. 12-2 p.m., Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Mason Maddox will demonstrate the maple syrup-making process and guests can sample syrup served on cornbread made from cornmeal milled onsite. $5/adults, $4/children, free/children under 4. Call 703-759-2771.

Pig Farm. 2 and 6 p.m., 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. 1st Stage presents "Pig Farm," a comedy by Greg Kotis, playwright of "Urinetown." Tickets: $25/adults, $15/students; call 1-800-838-3006 or visit www.1stStageSpringHill.org.

<b>Monday/Feb. 16</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.

<b>Tuesday/Feb. 17</b>

Book Discussion, 10:30 a.m. Call the branch for title. Adults. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 703-757-8560.

Game On: Grownup Edition, 11 a.m. Learn how to play or share mastery of Wii bowling, tennis, baseball, golf and more. Adults. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

The Von Bondies and Nico Vega. Rock. 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Beer Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Wildfire Tysons Galleria, 3rd floor, 1714U International Drive, McLean. Wildfire will host a four course beer dinner where each of the courses will be paired with a different beer from Old Dominion Brewery. $40/person. 703-442-9110 to reserve.

<b>Wednesday/Feb. 18</b>

Sonya Kitchell, Residency and Naia Kete. Acoustic/indie. 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

C. J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band. General admission dance. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $20. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

P for Penguins. Cool weather animal stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. 703-356-0770.

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

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

Book Discussion Group. Call for the book title. Adults. 7:15 p.m. at Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. 703-356-0770.

PJs and Popcorn, 7 p.m. Come and watch a movie in your pajamas. Age 1-5 with adult. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

Recital Series. 1 p.m., St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. The "Third Wednesday at One" recital series presents organist Jonathan Laird. Free. 703-356-0670 or www.musicinmclean.org.

<b>Thursday/Feb. 19</b>

Young Dubliners. Rock and Irish music. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $20. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Mae, Shirock and The Daylights. Rock. 7 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

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.

V.I.P. Vienna, 10 a.m. Support group for adults with vision loss. Adults. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

Chapter 227 of Vietnam Veterans of America, 7:30 p.m. All veterans, friends and general public are invited to attend the chapter meeting at Neighbor’s Restaurant, 262D Cedar Lane, Cedar Lane Shopping Center, Vienna. The public is invited, and admission is free. Len Ignatowski, 703-255-0353 or www.vva227.org.

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.

Cyber Summit. 7 p.m., Vinson Hall Auditorium, 6251 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. The Safe Community Coalition will host its third annual Cyber Summit. The theme of this year’s program is Internet & Digital Technology: Teaching Our Children about Cyber-Safety, Cyber-Ethics, & Cyber-Security. Free and open to all. Visit www.safecommunitycoalition.net.

<b>Friday/Feb. 20</b>

‘A Raisin in the Sun,’ 7 p.m. at James Lee Community Theatre, 2855-A Annandale Road, Falls Church. Angela Hansberry’s 1959 play about a family's experiences in Washington Park. For tickets, contact Nomikka Hunter at 703-324-555. Admission $5. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rec.

Luke Brindley. Acoustic/rock. 8 p.m. $12. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Jonathan Edwards, folk singer. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $24. 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.

African American Pioneers in Aviation. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly. Talk with local Tuskegee Airmen, and learn how they achieved success through determination and perseverance. Music, book signings, hands-on activities and story time for children ages 4-7 and their adult companions. Free admission. 202-633-1000 or www.nasm.si.edu.

Paul Green School of Rock. 80s Hair Metal Show. 7 p.m. at Ned Devines Irish Village, 21800 Town Center Plaza, Sterling. Tickets $10. 703-444-7873 or irishvillage.neddevines.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.

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

L.A. Theatre Works and "The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial," 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University, at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Tickets are $19-$38. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or at www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Citrus Fruit Sale. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., American Legion Post 270, 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Temple Oranges, Seedless Grapefruit, Valencia Oranges, Honey Tangerines fresh from Florida and maple syrup available for purchase. Call 703-356-8259.

Chris Ayer. 7:30 p.m., Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Singer/songwriter Chris Ayer will perform his original music. Tickets: $15/person, $12/McLean residents. Call 703-573-SEAT or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Pig Farm. 8 p.m., 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. 1st Stage presents "Pig Farm," a comedy by Greg Kotis, playwright of "Urinetown." Tickets: $25/adults, $15/students; call 1-800-838-3006 or visit www.1stStageSpringHill.org.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 21</b>

Second City National Touring Company. Improv. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $20. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Paul Green School of Rock. 80s Hair Metal Show. 7 p.m. at Ned Devines Irish Village, 21800 Town Center Plaza, Sterling. Tickets $10. 703-444-7873 or irishvillage.neddevines.com

Luke Brindley. Acoustic/rock. 8 p.m. $12. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Robbert Bobbert and the Bubble Machine, powerpop for little boys and girls. 11 a.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Building a Garden. 10 a.m., Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. Horticulturist Lorie Short will demonstrate how to build a trough. Recipes, forms, curing processes and texturing techniques will also be discussed. Free. Reservations required. 703-255-3631.

Childhelp Fashion Show. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Hyatt Regency Reston, 1800 Presidents St., Reston. Spring clothing collections for ladies, teens, and children, silent and live auctions, raffle and boutique sales. Proceeds benefit Childhelp’s child abuse treatment and prevention programs. Admission $75. 703-444-3839 or bootsie@aol.com.

Langley High Fashion Show. 7 p.m., Langley H.S. Auditorium, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Mystique, a Cirque du Style dense with lion tamers, acrobats and ringmasters galore will perform. For ticket information, e-mail Tricia Poythress at tricia.poythress@fcps.edu

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, 8 p.m. at the George Mason Center for the Arts, 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 7:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $19-$38. Age 12 and under, half price. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

The Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association, 7:30 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Dancing lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. with open dancing from 8:30-11 p.m. $12 per person. 703-860-4941 or www.nvcwda.org.

Citrus Fruit Sale. 8 a.m.-12 p.m., American Legion Post 270, 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Temple Oranges, Seedless Grapefruit, Valencia Oranges, Honey Tangerines fresh from Florida and maple syrup available for purchase. Call 703-356-8259.

Sports Cards and Comic Books. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza Tysons Corner, 1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. The Sports Card and Comic Book Show will be held. Admission: $3/person. Call 301-990-4929.

Pig Farm. 4 and 8 p.m., 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. A comedy by Greg Kotis, playwright of "Urinetown." $25 adults, $15 students. 1-800-838-3006 or www.1stStageSpringHill.org.

<b>Sunday/Feb. 22</b>

‘Pianofortissimo’ featuring The Silver-Garburg Piano Duo, with the Amadeus Chamber Players. Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos, Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens and more. St. Luke Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Admission $25, including post-concert refreshments and a chance to meet the performers. Age 17 and under free. 703-759-5334 or www.amadeusconcerts.com.

Second City National Touring Company. Improv. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $20. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

An Evening with Fred Eaglesmith. Roots rock. 7:30 p.m. $20. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Celtic Concerts, 4,6, and 8 p.m., The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. Al Petteway and Amy White perform Appalachian musical translations of Scotch-Irish traditions with guitar, mandolin and Celtic harp. $15. 703-759-3309.

Charles Darwin’s Birthday. 2-4 p.m., Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. Learn about the life of Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution during a birthday party complete with cake and celebration. $5 per person. Reservations required, call 703-255-3631 ext. 0.

Pig Farm. 2 and 6 p.m., 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. A comedy by Greg Kotis, playwright of "Urinetown." $25 adults, $15 students. 1-800-838-3006 or www.1stStageSpringHill.org.

Local Matinee with Thomas and Black Bird Lewis, 2 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $8. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.