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Entertainment (Reston/Herndon)

March 7-May 12

Wednesday/March 7

Bat White-nose Syndrome: There is a New Fungus Among Us. 7 p.m. USGS Headquarters, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. Dr. David Blehert will discuss the profound impacts white-nose syndrome may have in the 21st century. Since first discovered in 2007 in New York, white-nose syndrome has spread to 16 states and four Canadian provinces. The disease is estimated to have killed over five million hibernating bats. Federal facility, photo Id irequired. Free and open to the public. Follow this event live @USGSLive. 703-648-7770.

Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter Fundraiser. 6-8:30 p.m. Whole Foods Market, 143 Maple Ave., Vienna. 5% of all sales from the Café Bar will be donated to FFCAS. www.facebook.com/events/27398201933851/?context=create.

Wonderful Ones. 11 a.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Songs, stories and rhymes. 12-23 months with adult. 703-437-8855.

Thursday/March 8

Karl Scully. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Classical and Irish music. $25. www.wolftrap.org.

Book Discussion Group. 7:30 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Call for title. Adults. 703-689-2700.

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 an 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.

eBook/eReader Instruction. 7:30 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/March 9

The Amazing Kreskin. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Illusions and comedy with audience participation. $25. www.wolftrap.org.

"I Love You Because." 8 p.m. Reston Community Players, 266 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. Tickets $15-$21. 703-476-4500 or restonplayers.org.

Saturday/March 10

"I Love You Because." 8 p.m. Reston Community Players, 266 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. Tickets $15-$21. 703-476-4500 or restonplayers.org.

Amphibian Idol. 11 a.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. All ages. Learn about which amphibians are making which sounds, and make noise as part of a frog chorus. $4-$6. naturecenter@reston.org or 703-476-9689.

Singer Paula Cole. 7:30 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $25. www.wolftrap.org.

Reston Contra Dance. Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. Beginners' workshop 7:15 p.m., dance 8-10:45 p.m. Michael Barraclough calls to the music of the June Apple Band. Partner not necessary, admission $9. anote20@gmail.com.

Sunday/March 11

"I Love You Because." 2:30 p.m. Reston Community Players, 266 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. Tickets $15-$21. 703-476-4500 or restonplayers.org.

Vienna Boys Choir. 4 p.m. George Mason University's Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The program will include "O Fortuna" from Carl Orff’s "Carmina Burana"; Brahms’ 13th Psalm; Strauss’ "Tausend und eine Nacht" (Arabian Nights); Ennio Morricone’s "Nella Fantasia" (In My Fantasy); and a medley of songs from the 1992 film "Sister Act." Italian conductor Manolo Cagnin will serve as choirmaster for this performance. Tickets $23-$46, youth through grade 12 half price, available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Monday/March 12

Reston Lions Club Mixer. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Finnegan's Sports Bar and Grill, 2310 Woodland Crossing, Herndon. The Reston Lions Club, sponsor of the new Lions club that is forming in Herndon, will host a mixer for residents of the Herndon area to learn about the opportunities to serve their communities through Lion's Club projects and activities. Free, light refreshments available. 703-507-8679.

Spring Peepers. 10 a.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. Age 18-35 months. Listen to the call of Spring Peepers and discover where they live. Feel some slime and make a frog craft. $5-$8. naturecenter@reston.org or 703-476-9689.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. www.wolftrap.org.

Lapsit Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Stories, songs, and rhymes. 0-11 months with adult. 703-437-8855.

Small Wonders. 11:30 a.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Stories, songs, and rhymes. 12-23 months with adult. 703-437-8855.

Frying Pan Farm at Reston Regional Library. 3 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Meet chickens. Build a kite. Age 6-11. 703-689-2700.

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

Tuesday/March 13

Aviation History and Related Museum Exhibits. 9:30 a.m. Ernst Cultural Center, NVCC Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Speakers Forum sponsored by Lifetime Learning Institute of Northern Virginia, with retired Air Force officers Ray Steiger and Scott Willey, docents at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. For age 55 and up. Free. http://lli.nova.org or 703-503-0600.

Great Decisions Roundtable Discussion. 2 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. This month the topic is Mexico and its transborder issues with the United States and Central America. Adults. 703-689-2700.

Read to the Dog. 7 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Read aloud to a trained therapy dog. Bring a book or choose from the library. Register for a 15-minute session. Age 6-12. 703-689-2700.

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 an appointment. Adults. 703-242-4020.

Money Matters. 7:15 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Explore the importance of money and the economy at every stage of life. Monthly group discussion of personal finance and investing. Adults. 703-242-4020.

Wednesday/March 14

The Irish Rovers. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Traditional Celtic folk$35. www.wolftrap.org.

Toddler Storytime. 11 a.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Stories, songs and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-437-8855.

Reston Book Club. 1 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Sula by Toni Morrison. Adults. 703-689-2700.

Toddler Tales. 10:30 a.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-242-4020.

Thursday/March 15

Tom Paxton. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. American folk music. $24. www.wolftrap.org.

National Trumpet Competition. 1:30 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Featuring The U.S. Army Band & Herald Trumpets with guest soloists. Free and open to the public. www.nationaltrumpetcomp.org.

Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Storytime and activities. Age 4-5 with adult. 703-689-2700.

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 an 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. March by Geraldine Brooks. Adults. 703-242-4020.

eBook/eReader Instruction. 7:30 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/March 16

"I Love You Because." 8 p.m. Reston Community Players, 266 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. Tickets $15-$21. 703-476-4500 or restonplayers.org.

Artists’ Reception. 6-8 p.m. Post Gallery at ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center St., Herndon. "Mind, Heart, Vision," a juried exhibition featuring selected painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, computer graphics, and animation by Herndon High School seniors. Free. 703-956-6590 or www.artspaceherndon.org.

GrooveLily. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. "Sleeping Beauty Wakes: In Concert," a contemporary take on a classic fairytale. $35. www.wolftrap.org.

John Eaton: A Juke Joint Jam Session. 7:30 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. The Great American Song Book. $25. www.wolftrap.org.

National Trumpet Competition. 2 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Featuring Doc Severinsen and The Army Blues. Free and open to the public. www.nationaltrumpetcomp.org.

Saturday/March 17

Reston Chorale Annual Pops Concert. 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. With music from Hal Leonard, Stephen Foster, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, Aaron Copland and many others. The Chorale will be joined by the Reston Chorale Jazz Trio. www.restonchorale.org.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.

With pianist Rick Rowley. Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite (1919 version), Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Sibelius’ Symphony No. 7, and Sibelius’ Finlandia. Free pre-concert discussion for ticketholders at 7 p.m. Tickets $25-$55. info@fairfaxsymphony.org.

"I Love You Because." 8 p.m. Reston Community Players, 266 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. Tickets $15-$21. 703-476-4500 or restonplayers.org.

National Capital Open TaeKwonDo Championship. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. South Lakes High School, 11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston. All proceeds from spectator admissions benefit the South Lakes High School Athletic Booster Club. www.hkleetkd.com/capitol.htm or 703-437-5111.

National Trumpet Competition. 2 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free and open to the public. www.nationaltrumpetcomp.org.

Art Show and Reception. 6-9 p.m. Clifton Art Guild, NoVA Music Center, 12704 Chapel Road, Clifton. The new guild presents their Grand Opening, with 15-20 local artists exhibiting in various mediums. mljpeterson@cox.net or 703-815-2716.

Sunday/March 18

Persian New Year: Nowruz Celebration and Festivities. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Reston Town Center Pavilion, 11900 Market St., Reston. Discover more than 3000 years of old traditions, customs and festivity of the Persian New Year (Nowruz) with music, dance, group performances, and costumed characters, along with a Persian Bazaar offering exotic food, goods, arts and more. 202-369-1515.

"I Love You Because." 2:30 p.m. Reston Community Players, 266 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. Tickets $15-$21. 703-476-4500 or restonplayers.org.

March Bird Walk: Snakeden Stream Valley. 7:30 a.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. Age 16 and up. Beginning and expert birders welcome. Walk down to the Snakeden Branch Stream Valley and head upstream to the west. Free. naturecenter@reston.org or 703-476-9689.

Audubon Bird Walk and Field Trip. 7:30 a.m. Nature House is located at 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. Meet at the Nature House for a walk through Snakeden Stream Valley. Sponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia. Free. info@audubonva.org.

Tuesday/March 20

"Better This World" Film Screening & Discussion. 6 p.m. George Mason University Johnson Center Cinema, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega's documentary follows David McKay and Bradley Crowder as they are transformed from political neophytes to accused domestic terrorists, arrested at the 2008 Republican National Convention. Free. http://fams.gmu.edu.

Celtic Crossroads. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Bluegrass, gypsy-folk and jazz. $27. www.wolftrap.org.

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 an appointment. Adults. 703-242-4020.

Saturday/March 21

Celtic Crossroads. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Bluegrass, gypsy-folk and jazz. $27. www.wolftrap.org.

Preschool Storytime. 11 a.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Stories, songs, and rhymes. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-437-8855.

Toddler Music Time. 4 p.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Melodies, rhythms and rhymes. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-437-8855.

Thursday/March 22

The Second City: Laugh Out Loud. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Comedy. $24. www.wolftrap.org.

Children’s and Teen Book Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700.

Book Sale. 1-8 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. 703-242-4020.

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 an 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.

eBook/eReader Instruction. 7:30 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/March 23

Virginia Opera: The Mikado. 8 p.m. George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Gilbert and Sullivan’s masterpiece, set in the fictional Japanese town of Tiputu. Sung in English with English supertitles. $48-$98. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu.

"I Love You Because." 8 p.m. Reston Community Players, 266 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. Tickets $15-$21. 703-476-4500 or restonplayers.org.

Children's Theatre Production: The Princess & the Pea. 7:30 p.m. Herndon High School Auditorium, 700 Bennett St., Herndon. Based on Hans Christian Andersen's short story. Tickets $5. www.herndondrama.org.

Gather Round the Campfire. 6:30 p.m. WNEC Campfire Ring, Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road, Reston. All ages. Sing songs and be a part of a frog chorus. Make popcorn in the fire and more. $5-$8. naturecenter@reston.org or 703-476-9689.

Children’s and Teen Book Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700.

Book Sale. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. 703-242-4020.

The Second City: Laugh Out Loud. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Comedy. $24. www.wolftrap.org.

Saturday/March 24

"I Love You Because." 8 p.m. Reston Community Players, 266 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. Tickets $15-$21. 703-476-4500 or restonplayers.org.

Children's Theatre Production: The Princess & the Pea. 10 a.m. Herndon High School Auditorium, 700 Bennett St., Herndon. Based on Hans Christian Andersen's short story. Tickets $5. www.herndondrama.org.

Fairfax County Mega Job Fair. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. This year’s event includes a training vouchers program for veterans to enhance their job skills, a section for youth employment services plus recruiters from a wide variety of employers and government agencies. Co-hosted by Congressman Gerry Connolly, the Fairfax County SkillSource Centers and Business Development Assistance Group. Participating employers, business resources partners, and program agenda at www.fairfaxmegajobfair.com.

Children’s and Teen Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700.

Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. 703-242-4020.

Sunday/March 25

Reston Community Orchestra: Mostly Baroque. 4 p.m. Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. With concertmaster Fred Rupert, principal flautist Stephanie Fouse, principal cellist Kurt Usowski and Dingwall Fleary on harpsicord. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D, BWV 1050, Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in E minor, RV 273, Handel’s Royal Fireworks Music and Scheidt’s Canzona. Free, donations accepted. www.restoncommunityorchestra.org.

Virginia Opera: The Mikado. 2 p.m. George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Gilbert and Sullivan’s masterpiece, set in the fictional Japanese town of Tiputu. Sung in English with English supertitles. $48-$98. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu.

Children’s and Teen Book Sale. 1-4 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Red Shoe 5K Run & Walk. 9 a.m. 2303 Dulles Station Blvd., Herndon. Kids Fun Run at 8:45 a.m. Racers awarded cash prizes. Children can get community service hours. Adults $35-$40, children $25. Team and family discounts. Register at www.redshoe5K.org or 703-698-7080.

Monday/March 26

Reston Kids Book Discussion. 4 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Ask for title. Age 8-10. 703-689-2700.

Tuesday/March 27

Under the Sea Preschool Storytime. 7 p.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Stories and rhymes about ocean animals. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-437-8855.

Toddler Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Stories, songs and fingerplays. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-689-2700.

Director's Choice Book Club. 7 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Sam Clay, Director of Fairfax County Public Library, leads a monthly book discussion group. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Adults. 703-689-2700.

Thursday/March 29

Living With Wild Neighbors. 7 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. Adults. Fairfax County Wildlife Biologist Victoria Monroe will discuss wildlife issues and how to live harmoniously with nature. $5-$8. naturecenter@reston.org or 703-476-9689.

Annual 10th District Congressional Art Show. 6-8 p.m. George Washington University Loudoun County Campus, Bldg. 2, 44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn. Hosted by Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th). Featuring works by area high school students. All submitted artwork will remain on display at the GWU campus until April 19. The winning piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year alongside other "Best in Show" entries from congressional districts across the country. 540-667-0990 or Wolf.house.gov.

Saturday/March 31

Mac Miller with The Cool Kids and The Come Ups. 8 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. A rapper from Pittsburgh, Pa. Tickets $25-$35 at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities at 703-993-3035. www.patriotcenter.com.

Monday/April 2

10th District Job Fair. 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Harper Park Middle School, 701 Potomac Station Drive, Leesburg. Hosted by Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th). Participants include American Systems, AXA Advisors, Cox Communications, Cubic Corp, George Washington University, Janelia Farm Medical Research Institute, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, MAIS, Serco Inc., STG Inc., Synteras, Telos Corp, Thermo Fisher Scientific, the U.S. Secret Service and the Virginia State Police. Free. 703-709-5800 or wolf.house.gov.

Wednesday/April 4

Bunny Bonanza. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Heritage Farm Museum, Claude Moore Park, 21668 Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling. Interact with live rabbits, meet the Easter Bunny, and enjoy hands-on exhibits and crafts for all ages. Discover opportunities to volunteer to work with animals in our area. $3-$5. www.heritagefarmmuseum.org.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 7 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot circle, Fairfax. "Fully Charged." Pre-show Party one hour before show time, free to ticket holders. $14-$30. 800-551-SEAT or www.ticketmaster.com.

Thursday/April 5

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 7 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot circle, Fairfax. "Fully Charged." Pre-show Party one hour before show time, free to ticket holders. $14-$30. 800-551-SEAT or www.ticketmaster.com.

Friday/April 6

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot circle, Fairfax. "Fully Charged." Pre-show Party one hour before show time, free to ticket holders. $14-$30. 800-551-SEAT or www.ticketmaster.com.

Saturday/April 7

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot circle, Fairfax. "Fully Charged." Pre-show Party one hour before show time, free to ticket holders. $14-$30. 800-551-SEAT or www.ticketmaster.com.

Sunday/April 8

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot circle, Fairfax. "Fully Charged." Pre-show Party one hour before show time, free to ticket holders. $14-$30. 800-551-SEAT or www.ticketmaster.com.

Thursday/April 12

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 7 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot circle, Fairfax. "Fully Charged." Pre-show Party one hour before show time, free to ticket holders. $14-$30. 800-551-SEAT or www.ticketmaster.com.

Friday/April 13

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot circle, Fairfax. "Fully Charged." Pre-show Party one hour before show time, free to ticket holders. $14-$30. 800-551-SEAT or www.ticketmaster.com.

Saturday/April 14

5th Annual Run for the Arts 5k and Fun Run. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. 7-8 a.m. Packet Pickup at Encore Circle Lounge, 8:30 a.m. 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, 8:30 a.m. 5K warm-up, 8:45 a.m. 5K Race shotgun start, 9-11 a.m. Finish Line Festival with live entertainment. Proceeds benefit Wolf Trap Foundation’s arts and education programs. www.wolftrap.org.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot circle, Fairfax. "Fully Charged." Pre-show Party one hour before show time, free to ticket holders. $14-$30. 800-551-SEAT or www.ticketmaster.com.

Sunday/April 15

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot circle, Fairfax. "Fully Charged." Pre-show Party one hour before show time, free to ticket holders. $14-$30. 800-551-SEAT or www.ticketmaster.com.

Thursday/April 19

"Pride and Prejudice." 7:30 p.m. Herndon High School Auditorium, 700 Bennett St., Herndon. Dramatized from Jane Austen's novel by Jane Kendall. Tickets $10. www.herndondrama.org.

Friday/April 20

"Pride and Prejudice." 7:30 p.m. Herndon High School Auditorium, 700 Bennett St., Herndon. Dramatized from Jane Austen's novel by Jane Kendall. Tickets $10. www.herndondrama.org.

Saturday/April 21

"Pride and Prejudice." 7:30 p.m. Herndon High School Auditorium, 700 Bennett St., Herndon. Dramatized from Jane Austen's novel by Jane Kendall. Tickets $10. www.herndondrama.org.

Sunday/April 22

Cars For A Cause. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. George Mason University Parking Lot K, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Car show, horsepower challenge, children’s activities, trophies, raffles and prizes. Proceeds benefit the Isabel Warrior Princess Foundation (raising funds for a child diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma) and the Children’s National Medical Center. $15. www.teamunclassified.com.

Friday/May 11

An Evening with The Avett Brothers. 8 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $39, available at www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities at 703-993-3035.

Saturday/May 12

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.

With pianist Adam Golka. Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem, Debussy’s La Mer, Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand, and Elgar’s Enigma Variations. Free pre-concert discussion for ticketholders at 7 p.m. Tickets $25-$55. info@fairfaxsymphony.org.

Northern Virginia Chapter, International Plastic Modelers Society Model Classic 2012. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Museum quality scale models, a modeling contest consisting of over 80 categories, model kit, book and supplies vendors. Raffle prizes, Make & Take event for children, doll houses, Lego, HO and N scale model railroads, radio control models and more. Food concession on site. $8 adults, $10 entire family. www.novaipms.org.