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<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.

John McCutcheon. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Folk music singer and multi-instrumentalist . $20. 1-877-WOLFTRAP or wolftrap.org.

Salon Daniel Benefit Open House. 6-9 p.m. at 6828A Old Dominion Drive, McLean. Refreshments, hair demonstration techniques and a Mother’s Day gift basket raffle. All proceeds benefit Zambia Orphans of Aids, to fund income-generating activities, provide skills training, and meet all other needs of Zambian children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. www.viviacenter.com.

<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 the SPACE, 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.

Bonnie Rideout with John Purser. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Scottish Music, Words, and Images. $22. 1-877-WOLFTRAP or wolftrap.org.

<b>Saturday/May 1</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.

Cello Master Class. 10 a.m. at Fairfax Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. The Virginia String Teachers Association, the Fairfax Symphony, Fairfax County Public Schools and The City of Fairfax jointly present a masterclass with cellist and master teacher Julie Albers. $10, VASTA members $5. www.vastaweb.org or 703-772-5212.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. Julie Albers, cello; Glenn Quader, conductor. Music by Higdon, Elgar, Mozart and more. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. $25-$55, available at 1-888-945-2468 or Tickets.com.

Wizard of Oz Ballet. 7 p.m. at George Mason High School, 7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Tickets available at the door for $25. coneil@westassoc1.com or 703-893-0404 ext 217.

Audubon Bird Walks: Warblers at Riverbend Park. 12 p.m. Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Meet in the upper parking lot. Register at info@audubonva.org or 703-256-6895.

Graham Parker and The Figgs. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20 advance, $25 at the door. jamminjava.com.

Irresponsible CD Release, Kid Architect and Sounds of Gray. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $13 at the door. jamminjava.com.

Author David Baldacci signs Deliver Us From Evil. 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner, 7851 L Tysons Corner Center, McLean. crm2238@bn.com.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association. Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Line dance lessons begin at 7:30 p.m., West Coast Swing lessons at 8 p.m. Open dancing 8:30-11 p.m. Admission $10-$18. www.nvcwda.org or 703-860-4941.

Spring Plant Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Perennials, annuals, vegetable transplants, flowers, herbs and container shrubs. Special emphasis on heirloom plants. All sales proceeds benefit Farm's educational programs. Free admission. www.1771.org/directions.htm

Pamela Bickford Opening Reception. 6-9 p.m. at Applegate Gallery & Framing, 101 Church St. N.W., Suite C, Vienna. Pointillist artworks, with tiny dots placed layer upon layer, creating depth, dimension, and vibrancy. info@applegateframing.com.

‘Guys and Dolls.’ 3 p.m. and 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.

Fairfax Civil War Day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Historic Blenheim Estate, 3610 Old Lee Highway. Re-enactors and period-era activities, blacksmithing and talks on Civil War medicine, women’s fashions, African-American participation and flag design. Demonstrations of a Howitzer cannon artillery gun, ‘boot camp’ for children, period games, wagon rides through soldier camps and period music. Admission is $5 adults, $3 age 12 and younger. Proceeds benefit the restoration and maintenance of the Blenheim Estate. Free parking and shuttle service are provided at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run. This event is produced by the City of Fairfax, Historic Fairfax City Inc. and the 17th Virginia Infantry, Company D “Fairfax Rifles.” 703-591-0560 or www.fairfaxva.gov.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax Social Justice Yard Sale. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Sale will be held indoors, rain or shine. www.uucf.org or 703-281-4230.

James Madison High School Casino Night and Silent Auction. 7 p.m. at International Country Club, 13200 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway Fairfax. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar provided, under 21 not admitted. Business casual, no jeans. Cash or checks only, credit cards not accepted. $45 ticket purchase entitles you to $10,000 in chips. Winnings can be used to purchase raffle tickets. Additional chips available for purchase. warhawkcnsa@gmail.com.

Be Fit McLean! Health & Wellness Fair. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the McLean Community center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Information on a variety of health-related topics. Healthy cooking demonstrations, health screenings, lectures on balancing life, learning to meditate and more. Free admission. The first 500 attendees will receive a free 100% recycled tote bag. 703-790-0123 TTY: 711 or www.mcleancenter.org/special-events.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice to home gardeners. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Masters Gardeners from the Fairfax County Cooperative Extension will answer gardening questions. Adults. 703-790-8088.

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 Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. 703-790-8088.

Science You Can Sing To. 10:30 a.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. The Swamp Stomp Boogie, music for children. $10, age one or under free. jamminjava.com. www.EverWonderRecords.com.

Barns at Wolftrap 23rd Annual Evening of Comedy. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. With Bill McCarty, Carole Montgomery, and Al Romero. $24. 1-877-WOLFTRAP or wolftrap.org.

<b>Sunday/May 2</b>

Wags and Wine. 1-4 p.m. at the Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. A spring wine festival hosted by The Vineyard wine shop, benefiting the Washington Humane Society. WHS will bring a portable pet adoption station. Admission $10. 703-288-2970 or info@thevineyardva.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.

A Grand Night for Singing. 2 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.

Spring Hill Elementary 3K Fun Run. 8 a.m. at Spring Hill Elementary School, 8201 Lewinsville Road McLean. www.fcps.edu/SpringHillES or ameliasteiner@gmail.com.

Wizard of Oz Ballet. 2 p.m. at George Mason High School, 7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Tickets available at the door for $25. coneil@westassoc1.com or 703-893-0404 ext 217.

Splendors of Versailles: Baroque Music of Courtly France. 4 p.m. at Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Ensemble Gaudior, Alexandra MacCracken, artistic director, present French baroque music by Couperin, Rameau, and Leclair performed with violins, harpsichord, and viola da gamba. $15, seniors and students $10. 703-395-2899 or www.ensemblegaudior.com.

The Friday Night Boys, Amely and Burn the Ballroom. 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday/May 3</b>

Sleeperstar, Chris Ayer and Dan Mills. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $13 at the door. jamminjava.com.

What's On Your Mind? 11 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Share concerns on the issues with Supervisor Cathy Hudgins. Adults. 703-938-0405.

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

<b>Tuesday/May 4</b>

The Tone Rangers and Cartoon Johnny. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. jamminjava.com.

Good Night, Sleep Tight. 6:45 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Come in pajamas and hear some stories and songs. Age 1-4 with adult. 703-938-0405.

M is for Mother. 10:30 a.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Stories, songs and fingerplays about mothers. All ages. 703-790-8088.

Personalized Internet Training. 2:30 p.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. A 45-minute one-on-one Internet training session with a technology volunteer. Call for appointment. Adults. 703-790-8088.

Practice Your English. 6:30 p.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-790-8088.

<b>Wednesday/May 5</b>

Dave Barnes CD Release and Steve Moakler. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $18. jamminjava.com.

Stroke and Osteoporosis Screening. 9 a.m. at American Legion Post #270, 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Packages start at $139. Register at 1-800-237-1287 or www.lifelinescreening.com.

Underground Railroad Lecture. 8 p.m. at the Falls Church, 115 E. Fairfax St., Falls Church. Author Deborah Lee will discuss the people and places that made up the underground railroad in this region. Free. 703-248-5171.

Spring Wings. 10:30 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Stories and activities about spring presented by Barbara Effron of Storytime Express. Ages 2-5 with adult. 703-757-8560.

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. Registration required. 703-938-0405.

Movie Night at Patrick Henry Library. 6 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Award winning film from 2008 about a Texas mother who fights the system after being erroneously charged with selling drugs. Adults. 703-938-0405.

Personalized Microsoft OfficeTraining. 7:15 p.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. A 45-minute one-on-one Microsoft Office training session with a technology volunteer. Call for appointment. Adults. 703-790-8088.