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Weekly Entertainment (Vienna/McLean/Great Falls)

The 5th Annual McLean Jewelry Showcase will be open Saturday, Feb. 5 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Paper artist Eloa Jane reuses office paper, magazines, newspapers, phone books and more to create jewelry. Divergence Design jeweler Kim Sutherland creates necklaces, earrings and bracelets with glass, metal, freshwater pearls, beads and wood. Brighter Day Beads offers art jewelry for girls with an emphasis on bright colors. Starland by Hand jeweler Joan Danoff uses sterling silver, copper wire, copper sheet and metal clay to create necklaces and earrings. Admission $3. $1 off admission coupon is at www.mcleancenter.org/special-events/jewelry.asp. 703-790-0123.

The 5th Annual McLean Jewelry Showcase will be open Saturday, Feb. 5 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Paper artist Eloa Jane reuses office paper, magazines, newspapers, phone books and more to create jewelry. Divergence Design jeweler Kim Sutherland creates necklaces, earrings and bracelets with glass, metal, freshwater pearls, beads and wood. Brighter Day Beads offers art jewelry for girls with an emphasis on bright colors. Starland by Hand jeweler Joan Danoff uses sterling silver, copper wire, copper sheet and metal clay to create necklaces and earrings. Admission $3. $1 off admission coupon is at www.mcleancenter.org/special-events/jewelry.asp. 703-790-0123.

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Friday/Jan. 27

"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.

River North Dance Chicago. 8 p.m. George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Jazz-based contemporary dance ensemble. $21-$42. www.gmu.edu.

"Circle Mirror Transformation." 8 p.m. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Comedy-drama about four New Englanders in a six-week drama class. $11-$13. 703-255-6360 or www.viennatheatrecompany.org.

Animals Underground. 10:30 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Learn about animals that live underground. Presented by Riverbend Park. Age 2-6 with adult. 703-757-8560.

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

Mclean Art Society Meeting. 10 a.m. Mclean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. With watercolorist Catherine Hillis as featured artist. 703 790-0123.

Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. An eclectic blend of rock, country, blues, western swing and California honky-tonk $22. www.wolftrap.org.

Elizaveta at 7 p.m.; Future Says Farewell To Charlie Bucket at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Saturday/Jan. 28

Puppet Festival. 1:30-3:30 p.m. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. For age four and older and their families. Grey Seal Puppets will perform The Emperor's New Clothes at 1:30 p.m., Crabgrass Puppets will perform Smart and Small Conquers All at 2:30 p.m. Puppet making stations open 1:30-3:30 p.m. $10, age 24 months and under free. Registration required at sabrina.anwah@fairfaxcounty.gov.

"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.

Aquila Theatre: Macbeth. 8 p.m. George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. $20-$40. www.gmu.edu.

"Circle Mirror Transformation." 8 p.m. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Comedy-drama about four New Englanders in a six-week drama class. $11-$13. 703-255-6360 or www.viennatheatrecompany.org.

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

Concert from Kirkwood. 3 p.m. Kirkwood Presbyterian Church. 8336 Carrleigh Parkway, Springfield. The GMU School of Music Piano Quartet, with violinist Peter Haase, violist Nancy Thomas, cellist Kenneth Law and pianist Kelly Ker Hackleman, performing works by Mozart, Schubert, and Fauré. Free, reception to follow. kirkwoodconcerts@gmail.com or 703-451-5320.

Merrifield Records Presents: An All Ages Afternoon Show at 1 p.m.; 3MTs at 6:30 p.m.; The Highballers, The Resistance EP Release and The WeatherVanes at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Ars Nova Performs Mozart, Beethoven and Bach. 7:30 p.m. Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St., N.E., Vienna. Beethoven's Coriolan Overture, Bach's Brandenburg Concerto and Mozart's great G Minor Symphony No. 40. $20, seniors and students $15, under age 16 free. marcusljordan@gmail.com.

Chinese New Year Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Presented by the Asian Community Service Center. Dragon Parade, Asian performances, dragon and lion dances, Asian cuisine, Asian arts and crafts, kids games, workshops on Chinese handicrafts, language and cooking and more. Free admission.703-868-1509, tiny.tang@verizon.net or www.ChineseNewYearFestival.org.

Sunday/Jan. 29

McLean Chocolate Festival. 12-5 p.m. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Taste the specialties of area Chocolatiers while children play chocolate-related games. $1 admission, age 6 and under free. Sponsored by the McLean Rotary Club and the McLean Community Center. www.mcleanchocolatefestival.org.

"Man of La Mancha." 2 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.

"Circle Mirror Transformation." 2 p.m. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Comedy-drama about four New Englanders in a six-week drama class. $11-$13. 703-255-6360 or www.viennatheatrecompany.org.

Anvil "Monument of Metal" Tour, Division, Rome In A Day and Defending Cain. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Monday/Jan. 30

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

Gabe Dixon, Lelia Broussard and Kayte Grace. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Tuesday/Jan. 31

Creatures of the Night. 2 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Puppets, games and activities help us understand the wildlife that is asleep while we are sleeping. Led by a Fairfax County Park naturalist from Riverbend Park. 703-242-4020.

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.

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. The Elegant Gathering of White Snow by Kris Radish. Adults. 703-790-8088.

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

Down with Webster, FreeSol and Zak Downtown. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Wednesday/Feb. 1

Panel of Experts, A Hero Poetic and The Duskwhales. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Thursday/Feb. 2

Aaron Crawford & The Badcards, We Were Kings, DJ Drew and A Raven On The Rosary. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Solas. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Irish folk music. $22. www.wolftrap.org.

Friday/Feb. 3

"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.

"Circle Mirror Transformation." 8 p.m. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Comedy-drama about four New Englanders in a six-week drama class. $11-$13. 703-255-6360 or www.viennatheatrecompany.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.

Atrium, Panic Manor and Us & Them at 6 p.m.; Bloodlines and Overdrive Superthruster at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

The Discovery Series: East Coast Chamber Orchestra. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Works by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Geminiani. $35. www.wolftrap.org.