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Entertainment (Vienna/McLean/Great Falls)

Feb. 9-16.

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Thursday/Feb. 9

Author Richard E. Hyman. 7 p.m. Dolley Madison Library, 6649-A Old Dominion Drive, McLean. The author of "Frogmen: The True Story of My Journeys With Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau and the Crew of Calypso," will discuss his personal account of expeditions with legendary French explorer Jacques Cousteau. Book signing to follow. Admission free, registration suggested. www.richardehyman.com.

"Three Bears." 12 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. A brand-new play with a comedic twist on the classic fairy tale sends the Three Bears and a golden-haired friend on an a cappella musical adventure. For age 5 and up. Tickets $15 at www.1ststagetysons.org or 703-854-1856.

Mountain Heart. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Bluegrass with rock, gospel, jazz, R&B and blues. $22. www.wolftrap.org.

McLean Historical Society. 7:30 p.m. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Carole Herrick, local author and Dranesville representative on the Fairfax County History Commission, will discuss the Battle of Lewinsville. Refreshments provided. 703-980-0885 or paulkohl@msn.com.

Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-293-6227.

One-on-One Computer Tutoring. 2 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Learn the basics of the Internet, Word and Excel. Call for appointment. Adults. 703-242-4020.

One-on-One English Practice. 2 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call for appointment with an ESL volunteer. Adults. 703-242-4020.

Bedtime Storytime. 7:30 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Stories and songs. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-242-4020.

eBook/eReader Instruction. 7:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Learn about library eBooks and how to access them with your compatible device. Call for appointment. Adults. 703-242-4020.

Friday/Feb. 10

Virginia Opera: Orphée. 8 p.m. George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The Virginia Premiere of Philip Glass’s Orphée, based on Jean Cocteau’s reimagining of the myth of Orpheus and Euridice. Sung in French with English supertitles. $44-$86. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu.

"Man of La Mancha." 8 p.m. McLean Community Center Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Inspired by Don Quixote, suitable for age 16 and older. Tickets $18-$20. 703-790-9223 or www.mcleanplayers.org.

Family Skate Night. 6:30-8 p.m. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Admission $1. Bring your own roller skates or in-line skates (no scooters) and safety equipment. Parents required to stay with their children. 703-255-6360 or www.viennava.

"Almost, Maine." 8 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. A series of whimsical love stories. Tickets $25. www.1ststagetysons.org or 703-854-1856.

Rocknoceros Happy Family Hour at 7 p.m.; Big O and Dukes Live at 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

The Vagina Monologues. 8 p.m. GMU Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Proceeds will benefit the Mason

Victims of Violence fund and Dating Abuse Stops Here (DASH). $25 at http://cfa.gmu.edu/calendar/867. 703-993-8892 or sas.gmu.edu.

Chicago City Limits. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Improvisational comedy. $24. www.wolftrap.org.

Friday Afternoon Chess Group. 1 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Players of all ages and skill levels welcome. 703-757-8560.

English Conversation Group. 10 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. English conversation group. Adults. 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.

Saturday/Feb. 11

"Man of La Mancha." 8 p.m. McLean Community Center Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Inspired by Don Quixote, suitable for age 16 and older. Tickets $18-$20. 703-790-9223 or www.mcleanplayers.org.

Jimmy Lange Boxing. 7 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $35-$500, available at www.ticketmaster.com and 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available at 703-993-3035. www.jimmylangeboxing.com or www.patriotcenter.com.

Arlo Guthrie: Boys’ Night Out. 8 p.m. George Mason Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. With his son Abe Guthrie, his grandson Krisha Guthrie, and longtime collaborator Terry a la Berry. Tickets $24-$48 at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

"Almost, Maine." 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. A series of whimsical love stories. Tickets $25. www.1ststagetysons.org or 703-854-1856.

An Evening with Willie Nile at 7 p.m.; Passafire and Dub City Renegades at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Lions Club 49th Annual Bland Music Competition. 12:30 p.m. Assembly of God Church, 100 Ayr Hill Ave., Vienna. Local students through 12th grade can compete in the competition, with winners moving on to district, region and state competition in vocal and instrumental categories. Deadline for applications is Feb. 4. 703-938-7716 or n.volpe8@verizon.net.

Chicago City Limits. 7:30 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Improvisational comedy. $24. www.wolftrap.org.

The Vagina Monologues. 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. GMU Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Proceeds will benefit the Mason Victims of Violence fund and Dating Abuse Stops Here (DASH). $25 at http://cfa.gmu.edu/calendar/867. 703-993-8892 or sas.gmu.edu

"Three Bears." 12 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. A brand-new play with a comedic twist on the classic fairy tale sends the Three Bears and a golden-haired friend on an a cappella musical adventure. Fast-paced fun for age 5 and up. Tickets $15 at www.1ststagetysons.org or 703-854-1856.

Coffee Table Book Sale. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thomas Jefferson Library, 7415 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church. 703-573-1060, TTY 711.

Langley HS Fashion Show: Walk Into The Wild. 7 p.m. Langley High School, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean. All outfits are designed, sewn, and modeled by Langley students, and represent a variety of styles reflecting students’ creative and artistic skills. $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Tricia.Poythress@fcps.edu.

A Night at the Opera. 8 p.m. Oakcrest School, 850 Balls Hill Road, McLean. With Maestra Miriam Burns, soprano Michelle Jennings and tenor Antonio Giuliano. Selections from Puccini, Verdi, Bizet and Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story. Cake and champagne reception to follow. www.mclean-orchestra.org/tickets.htm

Microsoft Word. 2:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Learn the basics of word processing with Microsoft Word. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Eric Energy's Science Spectacular. 10:30 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. A wild and wacky scientist will educate and entertain with his eye-catching experiments. 703-757-8560.

Using Library eBooks and eAudioBooks. 10 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. One-on-one instruction on using Fairfax County Public Library eBooks and eAudioBooks available through OverDrive. Call for appointment. Adults. 703-938-0405.

Cool Science. 2 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Learn about carbon dioxide and see live demonstrations from Eric Energy. Age 6-12. 703-938-0405.

Teddy Bear's Picnic. 2:30 p.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Bob Brown Puppets. All Ages. 703-790-8088.

Sunday/Feb. 12

Virginia Opera: Orphée. 8 p.m. George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The Virginia Premiere of Philip Glass’s Orphée, based on Jean Cocteau’s reimagining of the myth of Orpheus and Euridice. Sung in French with English supertitles. $44-$86. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu.

Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society. 2:30 p.m. Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church. "The Botany, Horticultural History and Future of Chrysanthemums," with Todd Brethauer. Open to the public, free admission and refreshments. 703-560-8776.

"Almost, Maine." 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. A series of whimsical love stories. Tickets $25. www.1ststagetysons.org or 703-854-1856.

Rosi Golan and Cassidy. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

The Annapolis Bluegrass Band. 1:30 p.m. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Free admission, seating available on a first-come-first-serve basis. 703-255-6360.

"Three Bears." 12 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. A brand-new play with a comedic twist on the classic fairy tale sends the Three Bears and a golden-haired friend on an a cappella musical adventure. Fast-paced fun for age 5 and up. Tickets $15 at www.1ststagetysons.org or 703-854-1856.

Al Petteway & Amy White. 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. Traditional and original Celtic and Appalachian music. $15. 703-759-3309 or www.oldbrogue.com.

National Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble. 3 p.m. Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Sponsored by the Music Friends of the Fairfax County Public Library, the concert will feature music for violin, bassoon, bass, alto trombone and horn. Free. 703-620-9535 or 703-324-8344.

Monday/Feb. 13

Find Vienna, Brian Glennon and Andrea Pais. 8:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Book Buddies. 4 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Beginning readers practice with a young adult volunteer. Age 5-9 with adult. 703-293-6227.

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

Small Wonders. 10:30 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Stories, rhymes, songs and activities. 12-23 months with caregiver. 703-938-0405.

Woof, and Paws: Read to a Dog. 4 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Sign up to read with a reading therapy dog. Age 6-12 with adult. 703-938-0405.

Create your own Valentines. 7 p.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. We provide supplies, you provide creativity. Age 6-12. 703-790-8088.

English Conversation. 10:30 a.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. English practice for non-native speakers. Adults. 703-242-4020.

Tuesday/Feb. 14

"Three Bears." 12 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. A brand-new play with a comedic twist on the classic fairy tale sends the Three Bears and a golden-haired friend on an a cappella musical adventure. Fast-paced fun for age 5 and up. Tickets $15 at www.1ststagetysons.org or 703-854-1856.

Is it Really So Strange? A Morrissey / Smiths Valentine. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-293-6227.

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

Animal Valentines. 4 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Join Riverbend Park and learn why some animals are red or pink while others are brown. Age 4-5 with adult. 703-938-0405.

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.

One-on-One Computer Tutoring. 3 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Learn the basics of the Internet, Word and Excel. Call for appointment. Adults. 703-242-4020.

Money Matters. 7:15 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Part two of a discussion on Bonds, using Annette Thau's book, "The Bond Book." Adults. 703-242-4020.

Wednesday/Feb. 15

Silent Auction to Support All Night Grad Celebration. 5:30 p.m. George C. Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Auction of sports event tickets, gift cards, artwork, getaways and more. Enjoy International Night festivities and food.

An Intimate Acoustic Evening with Jimmy Gnecco and Free Dominguez (of kidneythieves). 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Vienna Photography Society. 7:30 p.m. Thoreau Middle School, 2505 Cedar Lane, Vienna. Frank Van Riper, Washington Post photography columnist, author and instructor at Glen Echo Park, will judge the "Portraits"-themed competition. Only dues paying members may submit photographs for judging. www.vps-va.org or 703-451-7298.

McLean Antique Club Meeting.10 a.m. McLean Community Center Room C, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Caroline Hottenstein, artist and collector, will present "18th Century Ladies Shoes and Accessories". Free. 703-759-2431.

Student Volunteer Training Session. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Students receive training from library staff and sign up for volunteer hours. Bring completed application. Age 12-15. 703-293-6227.

Bears Everywhere. 10:30 a.m. Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Bring your teddy bear for stories and activities about bears. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-356-0770.

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

Model Investment Club of Northern Virginia. 7 p.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Learn more about investing. New visitors welcome. Adults. 703-790-8088.

Small Wonders. 10:30 a.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Short stories. Age 13-23 months with adult. 703-242-4020.

JD Souther. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Singer-songwriter and original member of the Eagles. $25. www.wolftrap.org.

Holly Hill Garden Club of McLean. 9:45 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 1205 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean. Josh Dean, Landscape Designer/Design Manager at Merrifield Garden Center, on Specimens & Evergreens in Landscape Design. 703-790-0682.

Thursday/Feb. 16

"Three Bears." 12 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. A brand-new play with a comedic twist on the classic fairy tale sends the Three Bears and a golden-haired friend on an a cappella musical adventure. Fast-paced fun for age 5 and up. Tickets $15 at www.1ststagetysons.org or 703-854-1856.

Seth Glier and Lucy Wainwright Roche. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Saving Incarcerated Military Veterans. 7:30 p.m. Chapter 227, Vietnam Veterans of America Inc., Neighbor’s Restaurant, 262D Cedar Lane, Cedar Lane Shopping Center, Vienna. LeRoi Mason, an army veteran and a former 37 year incarcerated Virginia prisoner, will discuss his current successful program, "Returning Citizens", that prepares incarcerated military veterans from returning to prison after being released. Free admission. 703-255-0353 or www.vva227.org.

Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Afternoon Reading Group. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Adults. 703-293-6227.

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

One-on-One Computer Tutoring. 2 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Learn the basics of the Internet, Word and Excel. Call for appointment. Adults. 703-242-4020.

One-on-One English Practice. 2 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call for appointment with an ESL volunteer. Adults. 703-242-4020.

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. Adults. 703-242-4020.

eBook/eReader Instruction. 7:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Learn about library eBooks and how to access them with your compatible device. Call for appointment. Adults. 703-242-4020.

Gregory Alan Isakov with Jeffrey Foucault. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. A blend of punk folk, Americana, and Celtic music. $18. www.wolftrap.org.