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Weekly Entertainment (Vienna/McLean/Great Falls)

Feb. 22-29

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Wednesday/Feb. 22

Great Falls Historical Society. 7 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. In celebration of Black History Month, architectural historian and preservation consultant Tanya Edwards Beauchamp will share discoveries about Salem Baptist Church, formerly at the intersection of Georgetown Pike and and Seneca Road. The church was founded by the descendents of emancipated slaves Joseph and Anna Ford and their daughter Lettie Ford Ellis. www.GFHS.org.

Frogs in February. 10:30 a.m. Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Listen to stories and find the hidden frogs. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-356-0770.

Tiny Tots. 10:30 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Rhymes, stories, songs and activities. 18-23 months with caregiver. 703-938-0405.

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

Classics of the Silent Screen Series. 8 p.m. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The showing will include Charlie Chaplin in The Pawn Shop (1916), Harold Lloyd in High and Dizzy (1920), Buster Keaton in The Goat (1921), Charley Chase in Dog Shy (1926) and Laurel and Hardy in You're Darn Tootin' (1928). Live accompaniment by film historian and preservationist Ben Model and introductions and commentary by Bruce Lawton. $6-$10. sabrina.anwah@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Thursday/Feb. 23

Sixth & I and Jammin Java Present: William Fitzsimmons and Denison Witmer. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.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. Fast-paced fun for age 5 and up. Tickets $15 at www.1ststagetysons.org or 703-854-1856.

Mother Goose. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories, songs and fingerplays. Birth to 23 months with adult. 703-293-6227.

Meet the Author: Thomas V. Cooper, Jr. 4 p.m. Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. McLean author Tom Cooper discusses his book, "A Logical Approach to Obtain Miracles: A Guide to Achieving God's Promises for the Diligent Seeker Who Wants Tangible Results". Adults 703-356-0770.

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.

First Meeting of the Fairfax Poets. 3 p.m. City of Fairfax Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Share and critique original poems. Bring 15 copies each of two poems written by you. Adults only, no students. 703-293-6227 or Hudenburg@hotmail.com.

Our Daily Bread Empty Bowls Community Fundraiser. 6 p.m. Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, 3470 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Receive a handcrafted bowl donated by local artisans and community members, enjoy a soup and bread meal donated by local restaurants and businesses. Live music, raffles and silent auction. $10-$30. Proceeds benefit Our Daily Bread. 703-273-8892 or www.ODBFairfax.org.

Friday/Feb. 24

"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.

Teitur and Marit Larsen. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

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.

Friday Flicks. 10:30 a.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Call for title. All ages. 703-790-8088.

Artist’s Reception. 7-10 p.m. Vienna Art Center, 115 Pleasant St., N.W., Vienna. "Journey into Light" with D. Marshall Elliott. Light refreshments. Free. 703-319-3971 or www.ViennaArtsSociety.org.

Saturday/Feb. 25

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra presents Buddy, Woody, and Stan. 8 p.m. George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Celebrating the music of Buddy Rich, Woody Herman and Stan Kenton. $20-$40. www.gmu.edu.

Blake Shelton: Well Lit & Amplified. 8 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. With Justin Moore and "The Voice" finalist Dia Frampton. Tickets $33.75-$58.75. 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Fifth Annual Monopoly Game Tournament to Benefit Habitat for Humanity. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Two preliminary rounds of the game played to determine the six finalists, then a final round to decide the three tournament winners. Breakfast, lunch and door prizes included. Entry fee $25. Register at 1-888-495-6207 or www.lortonmonopoly.com.

"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.

The Smithsonian and Jammin Java present Rocknoceros at 10:30 a.m.; Leigh Nash at 7 p.m.; Kid Architect, The Poly-Opto CD Release and Ditched by Kate at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.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. Fast-paced fun for age 5 and up. Tickets $15 at www.1ststagetysons.org or 703-854-1856.

VITA Tax Assistance. 10 a.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. IRS-certified volunteers help taxpayers who earned up to $50k. Adults. 703-790-8088.

Printmaking Workshop. 1 p.m. Great Falls School of Art, 1144 Walker Road, Suite D, Great Falls. With Roberta Pruett Beasley. $30. www.greatfallsfoundationforarts.org.

3rd Annual Little House Studio Recital with The Big Cheese. 12 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E Vienna. From Beatles and bluegrass and more. www.jamminjava.com.

Third Annual Fisher House Fund Raiser. 12 p.m.-12 a.m. Mclean VFW Post 8241, 1051 Spring Hill Road, McLean. A marathon bluegrass jam session to raise money for the Fisher House, supporting America's military in their time of need. Listen or play, all musicians welcome. 703-883-9250.

TheatreworksUSA's production of "Charlotte's Web." 2 p.m. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Based on E.B. White's story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little, gray spider named Charlotte. $10-$15. sabrina.anwah@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Sunday/Feb. 26

"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.

Disney's Phineas and Ferb: The Best Live Tour Ever! 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. With Phineas, Ferb, Candace, Isabella, Baljeet, Buford and their friends. Tickets $22-$50, available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. www.patriotcenter.com or www.feldentertainment.com/phineasandferb.

"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.

Amadeus Concerts. 4 p.m. Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St., Falls Church. The Oscars in the Afternoon: Music from the Movies. Hosted by pianist Frank Conlon, with bass-baritone Eugene Galvin, mezzo-sopranos Tracey Scher and Lena Seikaly and tenor Brian Quenton Thorne. Refresehments, silent and live auctions. $50 at www.amadeusconcerts.com or 703-759-5334.

"Fate's Fortune." 3 p.m. Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St., Vienna. The American Youth Concert Orchestra and the American Youth Symphonic Orchestra perform von Suppé’s Light Calvary Overture, Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 movement 1, Brahms’ Hungarian Dances No. 1 and No. 7, Verdi’s La Forza del Destino and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E minor. $7 adult, $5 age 65 and up, $5 student. www.aypo.org or 703-642-8051.

Rhythms Around the World. 2 p.m. Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. With string trio Virginia Virtuosi and music from Kenya, Japan, Spain and Argentina. $2. Registration required at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.

John Eaton: Jazz, Blues and Broadway. 3 p.m. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. With bassist Tommy Cecil. $18-$25. sabrina.anwah@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Alan Reid and Rob van Sante. 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. Traditional and original musical compositions. $15. 703-759-3309 or www.oldbrogue.com.

Monday/Feb. 27

Melissa Ferrick. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Tales to Tails. 4:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Read aloud to Beamer, a trained therapy dog. Age 6-12. 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.

Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Stories, songs and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-757-8560.

Ayr Hill Garden Club. 10:45 a.m. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. With Victoria Monroe on "Deer, Geese and Our Other Urban Wildlife in Fairfax County." Open to the public. plhweiss@yahoo.com.

Vienna Arts Society Classes. Vienna Art Center, 115 Pleasant St., N.W., Vienna. Creative Thinking Through Watercolors. Seven weeks, meeting Mondays at 10 a.m. $150. Register at 703-577-0967.

Tuesday/Feb. 28

"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.

Rogue Mind. 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.

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.

Book Talk for Book Lovers. 7 p.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Book discussion. My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor. Adults. 703-790-8088.

Vienna Arts Society Classes. Vienna Art Center, 115 Pleasant St., Vienna. Watercolor Monotypes. All experience levels welcome. Five weeks, meeting Tuesdays at 10 a.m. $150. Register at 703-319-3971.

Wednesday/Feb. 29

Mice Are Nice. 10:30 a.m. Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Discover the secrets of a mouse’s life through activities, a song and a story. Presented by Riverbend Park. 703-356-0770.

Buckwheat Zydeco General Admission Dance. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Zydeco or Cajun music. $24. www.wolftap.org.