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<b>Thursday/April 22</b>

Green Expo. 7-9 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Presentations and discussions for children and adults will include information on energy efficiency, purchasing local organic products, creating green gardens, recycling options and more. Free admission. 703-255-6360 or www.viennava.gov.

VIP Vienna. 10 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Support group for the visually impaired. Adults. 703-938-0405.

Adrian Belew: Painting with Guitar (An Electric One Man Show). 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $30. jamminjava.com.

Indie-folk rocker Luke Brindley with The Alternate Routes. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $16. www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Friday/April 23</b>

The Virginia Opera presents The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center For The Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $48-$98. 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com.

Jerry’s Girls. 8 p.m. at the Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Music by Jerry Herman from ‘Hello Dolly,’ ‘Mame’ and more. $19 adults, $17 seniors and students. 703-790-9223 or www.ticketmaster.com.

A Grand Night for Singing. 8 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. A revue featuring songs from hit Broadway shows. $14, $12 for students and senior citizens age 65 and older. 703-255-6360 or www.viennava.gov.

The Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards. 8 p.m. at Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. Volunteer Fairfax and more than 500 community members will honor 176 volunteer individuals and organizations. $35 for individuals or nonprofits, $50 for corporate guests. Tickets available at www.volunteerfairfax.org. Contact Samantha Watson at swatson@volunteerfairfax.org or 703-246-3826.

Benefit Concert. 8 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1545 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Arias and excerpts from ‘Oh, My Son,’ accompanied by the composer, Marcos Galvany. Proceeds benefit Partner for Surgery, N Street Village and Haitian earthquake victims. 703-356-3346 or McLeanOpera@hotmail.com.

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

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

The Benefits of Chocolate. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $75. Supporting the Stroke Comeback Center. jamminjava.com.

Celebrate National Turn-Off TV Week. 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner, 7851 L Tysons Corner Center, McLean. Game night and a special school performance. crm2238@bn.com.

Tadpoles, Toads and Frogs. 6:30 p.m. at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Come to a campfire, learn toad and frog calls. Games, activities and s’mores. $4 per person. Reserve at 703-759-9018.

Art Appetizers. 7 p.m. at McLean Project for the Arts, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Everybody Knows This is Nowhere: A Photographic and Video Installation by Jeremy Drummond and works by Michael Mansfield. 703-790-1953

McLean Art Society Meeting. 10 a.m. at the Mclean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Catherine Wu will demonstrate and lecture on techniques for painting on silk. Guests are welcome. 703-790-0123.

Folk singer/songwriterLucy Kaplansky. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $20. www.wolftrap.org.

‘Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.’ 7 p.m. at George C Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Jonh Bishop's comedy set around doomed musical writers at the piano in an old mansion. $10 adults, $8. students. 703-714-5409 or www.theatreatmarshall.org.

<b>Saturday/April 24</b>

Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy. 8 p.m. at the George Mason Patriot Center, 4500 University Drive, Fairfax. $59.50, available online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities at 703-993-3035. www.patriotcenter.com.

Jerry’s Girls. 8 p.m. at the Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Music by Jerry Herman from ‘Hello Dolly,’ ‘Mame’ and more. $19 adults, $17 seniors and students. 703-790-9223 or www.ticketmaster.com.

A Grand Night for Singing. 8 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. A revue featuring songs from hit Broadway shows. $14, $12 for students and senior citizens age 65 and older. 703-255-6360 or www.viennava.gov.

Wesley United Methodist Preschool Community Yard Sale. 8-12 p.m. in the church parking lot, 711 Spring St., Vienna. Children's toys, clothes, household goods and a bake sale. adlockard@verizon.net.

Cherryholmes and Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Classic and contemporary bluegrass. $23-$46. Youth through grade 12, half price. Charge tickets at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Wesley United Methodist Preschool Community Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church parking lot, 711 Spring St., Vienna. Children's toys, clothes, household goods and bake sale. adlockard@verizon.net.

Traditional Origami Workshop. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Explore and learn about traditional origami, the art of paper folding.

Age 8-12. 703-293-6227.

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

The Nields. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. jamminjava.com.

FAZE Electro Dance Party with Menya, Ypset and Santi. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $8-$21. jamminjava.com.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. Demonstrations of Taijiquan, Qigong and Yoga. Participate in mini-classes taught by instructors from a variety of schools. Free. www.worldtaichiday.org.

Assist Pregnancy Center Walk/Run/Ride for Life. 9 a.m. at Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 2381 Cedar Lane, Vienna. Register at www.assistpartners.org.Sponsor.

Blessings and Concerts for Peace. 4-7 p.m. with Greater Washington D.C. Oneness Community at East Meets West Yoga, 144 Church St., Vienna. A Oneness Blessing for Peace and music by Ahmad and Emiko Nadimi. $20 in advance, $30 at the door.

Artist Peter Max. 6 p.m. at Wentworth Galleries, Tysons Galleria, 1807 U International Drive, McLean. Portraits of Van Gogh, Picasso, Rembrandt and da Vinci.703-883-0111.

Crabgrass Puppet Theatre. 2 p.m. at the Alden Theater, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. A Mexican-American folk tale with rod puppets. For ages 4 and up. $10-$14. 703-573-SEAT.

Friends of Vale Schoolhouse Community Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at 3124 Fox Mill Rd in Oakton. Household and children's items, small furniture, books and more. All sales will benefit the preservation of the 1884 Vale Schoolhouse. 703-246-0116.

Earth Day/Arbor Day All Weekend. At the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/recycling or 703-324-5052, TTY 711.

*Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Games, exhibits and several hands-on workshops and activities. Free.

*Document Shredding. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Residents may shred up to 5 medium-sized boxes of personal documents per household at no charge. Remove all paper from binders and remove binder clips. Film or computer disks will not be accepted: paper documents only.

Folk duo Buskin & Batteau. 7:30 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $22. www.wolftrap.org.

‘Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.’ 7 p.m. at George C Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Jonh Bishop's comedy set around doomed musical writers at the piano in an old mansion. $10 adults, $8. students. 703-714-5409 or www.theatreatmarshall.org.

<b>Sunday/April 25</b>

The Virginia Opera presents The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. 2 p.m. at George Mason University Center For The Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $48-$98. 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com.

Jerry’s Girls. 2 p.m. at the Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Music by Jerry Herman from ‘Hello Dolly,’ ‘Mame’ and more. $19 adults, $17 seniors and students. 703-790-9223 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Vienna Elementary PTA 6th Annual Run for Fun 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. At Vienna Elementary, 128 Center St. S., Vienna. Rock and Roll Warmup, awards ceremony and post-race refreshments. chrisb@usmsystems.com or 703-938-5142. Register at www.vienna5krun.org.

Opera Celebration: Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists. 4 p.m. at Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Michelle Krisel, education director at the Washington National Opera, and a quartet from the WNO Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists program. $25, under age 18 free. 703-359-5334 or www.amadeusconcerts.com.

The 36th Annual Walk On the Hill through Vienna's Windover Heights Historic District. 2-5 p.m. Free and open to the public. Visitors may walk through any garden with an "Open" sign, listen to the Vienna Community Band at 3 p.m. and enjoy refreshments. The Ayr Hill Garden Club will present a Standard Home Flower Show, horticulture and educational exhibits at 307 Windover Ave. N.W. and floral designs at the Vienna Arts Society, 115 Pleasant St., N.W. 703-938-5187.

Half Brother and White Noise. 2 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $8. jamminjava.com.

Anais Mitchell and the Hadestown Orchestra with Michael Chorney Sextet. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. jamminjava.com.

Lewinsville Presbyterian Church Choirs. 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. The combined children, youth and adult choirs will perform the Mass of the Children by John Rutter, accompanied by a chamber ensemble of winds, harp, percussion, double and organ, and conducted by Dr. Edward Alan Moore. Free and open to the public. 703-356-7200 or emoore@lewinsville.org.

Earth Day/Arbor Day Electric Sunday. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the I-66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax. Residents may recycle old televisions, computers and peripheral electronics such as speakers, printers, scanners and more, as well as unbroken fluorescent tubes and light bulbs. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/recycling or 703-324-5052, TTY 711.

<b>Monday/April 26</b>

JSSA Workshop: Considering Separation and Divorce. 6:30 p.m. at JSSA, 3018 Javier Road, Fairfax. Experts will explain the legal, financial and personal issues of separation and divorce. www.jssa.org.

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

Game On Afternoon Edition. 3:30 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Test your prowess at Wii Mario Kart or Super Smashbros. Age 6-16. 703-938-0405.

Cadillac Sky and Jill Andrews. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. jamminjava.com.

Northern Virginia Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Meeting. 7 p.m. at First Christian Church, 6165 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. George Braunstein, Executive Director of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board on ‘Budget Impact on Programming and the New Direction of the CSB-Transformation.’ 703-256-2908.

<b>Tuesday/April 27</b>

Genealogy Databases. 2 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Use the library’s genealogy databases and other free Internet databases. Age 13 and up. 703-293-6227.

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

DC101’s Last Band Standing. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. jamminjava.com.

<b>Wednesday/April 28</b>

American Heart Association CPR Course. 7 a.m. at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. $40-$48. Age 15 and up. 703-790-0123.

Toddlin' Twos. 10:30 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Stories and songs. Age 2 with adult. 703-938-0405.

Bobby Long. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/April 29</b>

Fairfax Saxophone Quartet with Amy LaCivita: Beethoven and Beyond. 8 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Featuring two Beethoven arrangements by James Francis. Free admission. 703-757-0220 or www.fairfaxband.org.

Tips For a Cure. 7 p.m. at the Tavern of Great Falls, 9835 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Guest Bartender Night: all guest bartender tips will go to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a genetic disease that affects the respiratory and digestive systems of 30,000 children and young adults in the U.S. BEhrensaal@aol.com.

U.S. Navy Commodores Jazz Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. at McLean High School, 1633 Davidson Road, McLean. Free. 202-433-2525 or www.navyband.navy.mil.

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

David Knopfler. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. jamminjava.com.

Author Kitty Kelley signs Oprah: A Biography. 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner, 7851 L Tysons Corner Center, McLean. crm2238@bn.com.

‘Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.’ 7 p.m. at George C Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Jonh Bishop's comedy set around doomed musical writers at the piano in an old mansion. $10 adults, $8. students. 703-714-5409 or www.theatreatmarshall.org.

<b>Friday/April 30</b>

Jerry’s Girls. 8 p.m. at the Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Music by Jerry Herman from ‘Hello Dolly,’ ‘Mame’ and more. $19 adults, $17 seniors and students. 703-790-9223 or www.ticketmaster.com.

A Grand Night for Singing. 8 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. A revue featuring songs from hit Broadway shows. $14, $12 for students and senior citizens age 65 and older. 703-255-6360 or www.viennava.gov.

George Mason University Theater of the First Amendment: 20 Years, Only the Beginning. 8 p.m. at theSPACE, 3955 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Featuring a selection of scenes chosen from the many productions staged by TFA since 1990. Free and non-ticketed, but reservations are recommended. 703-993-2195 or tfa@gmu.edu.

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

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

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band and Funk Ark. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. jamminjava.com.

‘Guys and Dolls.’ 7 p.m. at Kilmer Middle School, 8100 Wolftrap Road, Vienna. Tickets $5. 703-846-8860 or GEHazlin@fcps.edu.

‘Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.’ 7 p.m. at George C Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Jonh Bishop's comedy set around doomed musical writers at the piano in an old mansion. $10 adults, $8. students. 703-714-5409 or www.theatreatmarshall.org.