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Robbert Bobbert and the Bubble Machine brings powerpop for little boys and girls to Jammin' Java in Vienna on Saturday, Feb. 21.

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Pianist John Eaton will perform a variety of American songs by composers popular in the 1920-1950 era Sunday, Feb. 22, 3 p.m. at the Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Tickets: $29/person, $23/McLean district residents. Go to theatre box office, call 703-573-SEAT or visit www.ticketmaster.com to purchase tickets.

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Folk singer Jonathan Edwards will perform on Friday, Feb. 20 at The Barns at Wolf Trap.

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<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.

"Making Connections Arts Marathon," a 24-hour festival of theater, art, music, film and dance activities starting 8 a.m. at George Mason University’s Fine Arts Building, Performing Arts Building and the Johnson Center, on the Fairfax campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Free. 703-993-8898. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa for a schedule of specific events.

<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.

Night Sky Festival. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Riverbend Park Visitor Center, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Space enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy guided stargazing, peering through a telescope and listening to ancient stories about the constellations around a campfire. Other activities and games will be held throughout the evening. Hot chocolate, tea, coffee and snacks will be available for purchase. $5 per person. To make a reservation, please call 703-759-9018.

"Congress on Your Corner" with Congressman Gerry Connolly, 1-3 p.m. at the Oakton Library’s Meeting Room No. 1 at 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Connolly will be available to meet one-on-one with area residents about legislative and community issues. He will be accompanied by constituent service representatives from his congressional staff who will be prepared to assist residents on matters involving federal agencies. 703-256-3071.

<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.

Belly Dancing. 11 a.m., The Alay'nya Studio, 1437 Emerson Ave., McLean, will hold a class for women wishing to join ongoing Beginner's belly dance classes. $75. 703-268-6959.

Freedom in Creation Benefit. 2 p.m., The Conscious Bean, 10123 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. A benefit for Freedom in Creation, a community led arts-based psychosocial, education and water development program aimed at empowering children of war-affected Northern Uganda. Art will be on display and a concert by the Brother Ponies of Leesburg will be held. 571-237-3886.

<b>Monday/Feb. 23</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.

Animal Survival: Hands-on exploration of skulls, bones and furs assist us in finding out what an animal eats and how it survives the winter. 4 p.m. at Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. 703-356-0770.

Learn Languages with Jabberu, 10:30 a.m. Introduce a foreign language to your toddler. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 703-757-8560.

Game On Afternoon Edition, 3:30 p.m. Test your prowess at the Wii Mario Cart Tournament. Prizes and snacks provided. Age 6-16. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

<b>Tuesday/Feb. 24</b>

Great Decisions Seminar, 2 p.m. Roundtable discussion of U.S. foreign policy. Adults. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

Good Night Sleep Tight, 7 p.m. Bedtime stories and songs. Age 2-4 with adult. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

Victory Red, Ringleader, Tami D'mar and Rana Mansour, 7:30 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Wednesday/Feb. 25</b>

Ian McLagan and the Bump Band. 7:30 p.m. $17 advance, $20 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat. Cat and mouse tales and activities. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. 703-356-0770.

Sing Along with Miss Belle, 10:30 a.m. Hugs and songs with Miss Belle. All Ages. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 703-757-8560.

Dinosaurs on Parade, 10:30 a.m. Have fun hearing about huge animals from long ago. Age 3-5 with adult. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

<b>Thursday/February 26</b>

George Winston, folk pianist. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $35. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Ask an Expert: Margaret Weitekamp on the Mercury Capsule Phone Booth. 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.

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

Book Discussion Group, 1 p.m. Call for title. Adults. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

Griffin House and Charlie Mars. Rock/folk. 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

The Common Threat, Along Those Lines, The Hard Lessons and Fall Back Plan, 10 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Feb. 27</b>

George Winston, folk pianist. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $35. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Red Molly. Folk/bluegrass. 7 p.m. $12 advance, $15 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.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.

Antique Show and Sale. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. Dealers will display and sell a variety of furniture and collectibles. Admission is $4.50. 703-255-6360.

Mardi Gras Party. 5-7 p.m., Club Phoenix Teen Center, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. Vienna area 6th, 7th and 8th graders are invited to celebrate Mardi Gras. Enjoy food and games and receive Mardi Gras beads in exchange for bringing canned goods for local families in need. Free. Vienna Parks and Recreation Department. 703-255-6360 or www.viennava.gov.

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

<b>Saturday/Feb. 28</b>

Aztec Two-Step. Acoustic duo. 7 p.m. $20. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

George Winston, folk pianist. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $35. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Planting Gardens. 10:30 a.m., Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. Chief Horticulturist Doris Rodriguez will share ideas about removing existing vegetation and the use of soil amendments and fertilizers, plus preparing ground for planting. Free. 703-255-3631.

Justin Trawick band. 10 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Antique Show and Sale. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. Dealers will display and sell a variety of furniture and collectibles. Admission is $4.50. 703-255-6360.

Dave Parsons Dance, 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. The company includes Billy Smith, a 2007 George Mason University dance alumnus. A free pre-performance discussion begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $22-$44. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

‘The Meeting,’ 7 p.m. at James Lee Community Theatre, 2855-A Annandale Road, Falls Church. A drama about the lives and times of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. Contact Nomikka Hunter at 703-324-555. Admission $5. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rec.

Open Mic Night. 7-9:30 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Open to all ages and levels of talent. Sign up to perform by calling Jim Dowell at 703-286-3427.

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.

Archer E.S. Gala and Auction. 7 p.m., Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Center St. S., Vienna. Louise Archer Elementary School will hold its 70th Anniversary Gala and Silent Auction. Silent auction starts at 7 p.m.; live auction begins at 9 p.m. All proceeds will support technology at the school. Adults only. Tickets: $75; visit http://www.louisearcherpta.org/events_gala.html.

Furia Flamenca. 8 p.m., Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Local dance company Furia Flamenca will perform flamenco dance. $30/person, $25/McLean district residents. Purchase tickets at the Alden Theatre Box Office or call 703-573-SEAT or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

<b>Sunday/March 1</b>

The Master Singers of Virginia present Francis Poulenc's three best-known works, the Mass in G Major, the Prayers of St. Francis for men, and the Petites Voix for women. 4 p.m. at Saint Luke Catholic Church, 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.

Bo Bice. Southern roots and blues. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Celtic Concerts, 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. Celtic music by Iona. $15. 703-759-3309.

‘1964 The Tribute,’ 7 p.m., a Beatles tribute show fund-raiser benefiting the W.T. Woodson High School band program and ’09 Cavalier Cruise graduation party. Due to renovation of Woodson’s auditorium, the show will be at Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Oakton. Tickets are $25-$35 in advance, $5 additional at the door. wtwoodsonptsa.org.

Antique Show and Sale. 12-5 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. Dealers will display and sell a variety of furniture and collectibles. Admission is $4.50. Call 703-255-6360.

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