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The Discovery Series presents the Pacifica Quartet at The Barns at Wolf Trap on Friday, April 3.

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The Girlyman trio perform acoustic Americana at The Barns at Wolf Trap on Saturday, April 4.

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<b>Wednesday/April 1</b>

Cherish The Ladies, Celtic music, vocals and step dancing. 8 p.m. at The Barns. $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Johnny A, 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Around the World in Film, 7 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Adventure, drama, romance in present day Iran. Adults. 703-938-0405.

Claude Moore Colonial Farm Opens. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. The Farm ends its winter hibernation and welcomes the public for the 2009 season. The Farm is open Wednesday -Sunday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., April 1-Dec. 13. The Farm is closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and during severely inclement weather.

Used Book Collection. 12-4 p.m., The Freeman Store, 131 Church St. N.E., Vienna. The Freeman Store and Museum will begin collecting gently used books for its used book sale June 13-14. No encyclopedias, textbooks, readers digest condensed books, newspapers, magazines and National Geographic’s. Tax receipts can be obtained during store hours. Call 703-938-5187.

Preschool Storytime. 1:30 p.m., Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Listen to a story and participate in activities. Ages 3-5 with an adult. Call 703-790-8088.

<b>Thursday/April 2</b>

Cary Pierce and Creede Williams, acoustic/rock. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Tom Paxton. Folk music. 8 p.m. at The Barns. $20. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

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

<b>Friday/April 3</b>

The Nields, 7:30 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

An Evening with Charlie Hunter, 10 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

The Discovery Series: Pacifica Quartet. 8 p.m. at The Barns. $35. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Virginia Opera Presents "The Barber of Seville," 8 p.m. at George Mason University 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 7:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $44-$98. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. 703-218-6500 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

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.

Women’s Show of Northern Virginia. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Dulles Expo and Conference Center, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly. This three day event has something for everyone: fashion shows, gourmet foods, shopping, musical entertainment, make-overs, celebrity appearances, cooking demos, fabulous prizes and hundreds of exhibitors. Admission: $9/adults at door, $8/online, $7/at Harris Teeter, $5/children ages 6-12. Visit www.WomensShowNOVA.com.

<b>Saturday/April 4</b>

Ellis Paul, acoustic/pop. 7 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Girlyman, acoustic Americana. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. $18. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Cherryholmes, 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. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, 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 www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa

Kids Can Cook. 11 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Join Miss Sophie in Oakton at Smart Markets’ year-round farmers’ market, where she will be showing children how to bake healthy cookies with whole grains and honey. Moms are invited to participate or shop around the market. Donations are appreciated to pay for ingredients. E-mail Jean@Smartmarkets.org to sign up.

Janis Ian. 8 p.m., Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Janis Ian will perform live. $34/person, $28/district residents. Call 703-790-0123 for tickets.

Spring Garage Sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Browse items from more than 50 sellers. Selling spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $40. No commercial vendors or flea market dealers will be allowed; only residents selling used household items. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 2. Call 703-790-0123.

"The Sleeping Beauty." 1 and 7 p.m., Oakton High School Theater, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna. Ballet students from Vienna's Cuppett Performing Arts Center will perform the full-length ballet, "The Sleeping Beauty." Tickets: $12/advance, $15/at door, $10/seniors and children under 12. Visit www.CuppettPAC.com or call 703-938-9019.

Women’s Show of Northern Virginia. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Dulles Expo and Conference Center, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly. This three day event has something for everyone: fashion shows, gourmet foods, shopping, musical entertainment, make-overs, celebrity appearances, cooking demos, fabulous prizes and hundreds of exhibitors. Admission: $9/adults at door, $8/online, $7/at Harris Teeter, $5/children ages 6-12. Visit www.WomensShowNOVA.com.

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. A special collection by the Friends of the Library. Call 703-790-8088.

<b>Sunday/April 5</b>

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

McLean Orchestra ‘A Metamorphosis,’ 3 p.m. at the Oakcrest School, 850 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Music from Schwanter, Strauss and Beethoven. 703-893-8654 or info@mclean-orchestra.org.

Virginia Opera Presents "The Barber of Seville," 2 p.m. at George Mason University 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 1:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $44-$98. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. 703-218-6500 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Sara Daneshpour. 3 p.m., Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Pianist Sara Daneshpour will perform live. Daneshpour is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and has received many awards in international competitions. Free. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/aldenconcerts.

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.

Women’s Show of Northern Virginia. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Dulles Expo and Conference Center, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly. This three day event has something for everyone: fashion shows, gourmet foods, shopping, musical entertainment, make-overs, celebrity appearances, cooking demos, fabulous prizes and hundreds of exhibitors. Admission: $9/adults at door, $8/online, $7/at Harris Teeter, $5/children ages 6-12. Visit www.WomensShowNOVA.com.

<b>Monday/April 6</b>

The Great Game Escape, 4 p.m. at the Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Challenge your friends to fun and brain-stretching games. Age 6-12. 703-356-0770.

Peeps, Snores and Trills, 4:30 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Meet a toad, feed him dinner and learn more about our local amphibians. Feeding done by naturalist. Age 6-12. 703-757-8560.

Patrick Henry Bookworms, 3 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Youth book club. Call for title. Age 9-12. 703-938-0405.

Wonderful Ones. 10:30 a.m., Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Stories and activities for ages 15-23 months

with an adult. Call 703-790-8088.

<b>Tuesday/April 7</b>

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

Watershed Events in India's History, 7 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Ram Kackar, a longtime student of Indian history, recounts the events that affected the development of India and its people. Adults. 703-938-0405.

<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.

<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 with number of attendees before April 1.

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.

<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.