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Entertainment (Vienna/McLean/Great Falls)

March 7-May 12

Wednesday/March 7

2012 Run The Show Tour: Tribal Seeds, Fortunate Youth and Bimini Rd. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Vienna Photographic Society Meeting. 7:30 p.m. Thoreau Middle School, 2505 Cedar Lane, Vienna. Chuck Veatch, nature photographer and Chairman of Nature’s Best Publishing, will show and discuss winning images from this year’s Windland Smith Rice International Photography Contest. 703-451-7298.

Great Falls TrailBlazers. 7:30 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. How your neighborhood can be connected to the community via trails. Learn about trail easements, understand why some trails don't go anywhere and how trails can benefit a neighborhood. 703-757-8560.

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 percent of all sales from the Café Bar will be donated to FFCAS. www.facebook.com/events/27398201933851/?context=create.

Thursday/March 8

"The Phantom Tollbooth." 7:30 p.m. The Langley School, 1411 Balls Hill Road McLean. Based on Norton Juster’s classic children’s book. $8. www.langleyschool.org.

Guest Bartender Night. 6-11 p.m. Brix American Bistro, 1025-I Seneca Road, Great Falls. With live music by DC Traffic starting at 8:30 p.m. Ten percent of all proceeds donated to Childhelp DC. Sponsored by Childhelp DC and Brix American Bistro. info@childhelpdc.org.

Dangermuffin and Cris Jacobs Band. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

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

McLean Historical Society. 7:30 p.m. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. A lecture on Civil War medicine by Patrick O'Neill. All welcome, refreshments provided. 703-980-0885 or PaulKohl@msn.com.

Longfellow MS Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. McLean Racquetball and Health Club, 1472 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Concert proceeds will cover transportation, shipping, room, board, and educational activity costs associated with National Orchestra Festival in Atlanta on March 21-24. 703-533-2612 or sakervick@fcps.edu.

Vienna Arts Society. 7:30 p.m., Vienna Art Center, 115 Pleasant Street NW, Vienna. Marni Lawson with a slide show describing her "Artist in Residency" for Acadia National Park in Maine. Free. 703-319-3971 or www.ViennaArtsSociety.org.

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.

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.

Friday/March 9

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.

Sing Me Insomnia and Foreverisforever (acoustic) at 7 p.m.; SNRG at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

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

"The Phantom Tollbooth." 7:30 p.m. The Langley School, 1411 Balls Hill Road McLean. Based on Norton Juster’s classic children’s book. $8. www.langleyschool.org.

Shrimp Dinner. 5:30-8 p.m. American Legion Post 180, 330 North Center St., Vienna. Fried shrimp platter, hush puppies, coleslaw. $8. 703-938-9535.

Friday Afternoon Chess Group. 1 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 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.

Music with Ms. Susan. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Songs, instrument play, movement, dance and rhythm activities. Infant - 4 years with adult. 703-790-8088.

Saturday/March 10

Grand Opening of Fire and Rescue Station 12, Great Falls. 11 a.m. 9916 Georgetown Pike. The grand opening ceremony of the new station culminates with the traditional "hose uncoupling," with Sharon Bulova, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, John Foust, Dranesville Supervisor, Ronald Mastin, Fire Chief, Franklin Smith III, Volunteer Chief, and Joan Bliss, Volunteer President. Station apparatus includes a fire engine, tanker, advanced life support unit, two swift water rescue boats, and brush truck. Refreshments will be provided, with tours of the station and apparatus conducted by firefighters. 703-246-3801.

Titanic Tea and Fashion Show. 2 p.m. Falls Church Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 225 E. Broad St., Falls Church. Join the Victorian Society at Falls Church in a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sailing of the RMS Titanic. Full sit-down tea, entertainment and fashion show. $35. Reservations required. www.victoriansocietyatfallschurch.com or 703-534-8394.

School Boy Humor, Rookie of the Year and Fourth Quarter Comeback at 6 p.m.; Unity - a 311 Day Tribute at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Kids’ Clothing, Toy, and Equipment Sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Sponsored by Northern Virginia Parents of Multiples. www.nvpom.org or sale@nvpom.com.

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

Children’s Book Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

"The Phantom Tollbooth." 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Langley School, 1411 Balls Hill Road McLean. Based on Norton Juster’s classic children’s book. $8. www.langleyschool.org.

Saturday Storytime. 11 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Stories, songs and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-757-8560.

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

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.

Sunday/March 11

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.

An Evening with Paul Kelly. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society. 2:30 p.m. Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church. "New Tools, Plant and Animal Control Chemicals, plus Gardening Helpful Hints for the Upcoming 2012 Season" presented by Dan Henneberg. 703-560-8776.

National Men’s Chorus. 4 p.m. First Christian Church, 6165 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. "Stouthearted Men," with pianist Thomas Pandolfi. Adults $15, students and children free. 202-244-7191 or www.nationalmenschorus.org.

Youth Art Show Reception. 3-5 p.m. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Featuring artwork by McLean area elementary students. 703-790-1953.

Music Friends' Concerts. 3 p.m. Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. With violinist Hidetaro Suzuki, pianist Zeyda Ruga Suzuki and clarinetist Nancy Genovese. Beethoven's "Spring" Sonata, Schumann's Sonata in A minor, Khachaturian's Trio for violin, piano, and clarinet, and works by Mozart, Debussy, and de Sarasate. Free. 703-620-9535 or 703-324-8344.

Robin Bullock. 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. Traditional Celtic music on guitar, Celtic bouzouki and mandolin. $15. 703-759-3309 or www.oldbrogue.com.

Choralis: Byrd and Other B's. 4 p.m. Falls Church Presbyterian Church, 225 E. Broad St., Falls Church. Vocal chamber ensemble Echos presents Byrd, Bach, Brahms, Britten and more. $25-$40, students $5, age12 and under free. www.choralis.org.

Monday/March 12

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

An Evening with Paul Kelly. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

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

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

Giants and Leprechauns. 10:30 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Gary Lloyd presents stories about the tall and the small. 703-757-8560

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. 703-938-0405.

Shamrock Fun. 7 p.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Decorate treats for St. Patrick's Day. Ages 6-12. 703-790-8088.

"Legally Blonde the Musical" Auditions. 7 p.m. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Dancers and singers ages 17and up invited to audition. Prepare 16-32 bars from a Broadway musical, an accompanist will be provided, bring sheet music. Karaoke-style accompaniment by CD is acceptable. Performances are weekends July 13-29. www.mcleanplayers.org.

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.

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.

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia. 1 p.m. Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Tutoring. 703-356-0770.

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

Patrick Henry Welcomes You! 7 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Learn more about your local library branch, mingle with neighbors and enjoy a guest appearance by patriot Patrick Henry. Adults. 703-938-0405.

Tuesday Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Stories, songs and activities. Age 1-2 with adult. 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.

Wednesday/March 14

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors and Nathan Angelo. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

The Dirty Pints. 6 p.m. The Auld Shebeen Restaurant and Pub, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Live Irish music. www.theauldshebeenva.com.

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

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

Alphabet Adventures. 10:30 a.m. Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Everything beginning with the letter S. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-356-0770.

"Legally Blonde the Musical" Auditions. 7 p.m. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Dancers and singers ages 17and up invited to audition. Prepare 16-32 bars from a Broadway musical, an accompanist will be provided, bring sheet music. Karaoke-style accompaniment by CD is acceptable. Performances are weekends July 13-29. www.mcleanplayers.org.

Thursday/March 15

Darrell Scott and Grace Pettis. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration. 7:30 p.m. Neighbor’s Restaurant, 262D Cedar Lane, Cedar Lane Shopping Center, Vienna. Richard Williams of the USA Vietnam War Commemoration Commission will discuss the nation’s program to honor all who served in the Vietnam War at the meeting of Chapter 227, Vietnam Veterans of America Inc. The general public and all veterans are invited. Free admission. 703-255-0353 or www.vva227.org.

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

The Dirty Pints. 6 p.m. The Auld Shebeen Restaurant and Pub, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Live Irish music. www.theauldshebeenva.com.

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.

Art History Lecture Series. 10 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. First in a series of four Introductory Art History Lectures, featuring the art and architecture of Ancient Greece and Rome. 801-361-5464.

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.

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

Afternoon Reading Group. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Friday/March 16

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.

Rosie Thomas. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

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.

Spring Book Sale. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

The Flying Cows of Ventry. 7 p.m. The Auld Shebeen Restaurant and Pub, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Live Irish music. www.theauldshebeenva.com.

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.

Celtic Music Concert. 8 p.m. Cherry Hill Farmhouse, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. With the band Isle of Treora. $15. 703-248-5171.

Friday Afternoon Chess Group. 1 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 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/March 17

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.

Model Railroad (HO Scale) Open House and Display. 1-5 p.m. Historic Vienna Depot, 231 Dominion Road NE, Vienna. The layout depicts the Western North Carolina Railroad (now a portion of the Norfolk Southern) during the period of transition from steam to diesel. Free, donations accepted. www.nvmr.org or 703-938-5157.

Photography Contest and Exhibit. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. Photos will be judged by local professional photographers and ribbons awarded eight categories, with a separate contest section for middle and high school students. $10 entry fee. Maximum four photos per person and two in any one category. 703-255-6360 or www.viennava.gov.

"The Luck of the Irish." 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. With storytelling group Better Said Than Done. $10. www.bettersaidthandone.com.

MOPS Scrapbooking Event. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St. N.E., Vienna. Door prizes, refreshments, vendors and more. For age 12 and up. Registration $20-$40. vpcmopscrop@gmail.com.

Supports and Grounds: Workshop for Painters. 2:30 p.m. Great Falls School of Art, 1144 Walker Road, Suite D, Great Falls. Designed to help the serious painter create and prepare their working surface. $50. Register at www.greatfallsfoundationforarts.org.

Spring Book Sale. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

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.

Antiques Appraisal. 12-4 p.m. Freeman Store, 131 Church St. N.E., Vienna. Limit two items per person, appointments necessary. $8.50 per item for members of Historic Vienna, Inc. and $12 per item non-members. Schedule appointments at 703-938-5187.

Road to Renewal: A One-Day Retreat of Health Renewal for Cancer Survivors. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 8601 Wolftrap Road, Vienna. The Northern Virginia chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society is offering this free one day event for cancer survivors who have completed treatment. Space is limited. Register at 703-558-6213 or special.projectsnvons@gmail.com."

Music: An Insider's Guide Lecture. 4 p.m. Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Adolphe Sax, Inventor: Instruments as Technology. Presented by A. Scott Wood, conductor of the Amadeus Orchestra. Adults. 703-356-0770.

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

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.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association. Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. St. Patrick’s dance. Line dance lesson 7:30 p.m., Beginning East Coast Swing 8 p.m. Open dancing 8:30-11 p.m. Two Step, waltz, line, swing, cha cha and more. Couples and singles welcome. $5-$12. Refreshments available. www.nvcwda.org or 703-860-4941.

Farm Spring Clean-Up. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Help the living history museum and working farm prepare for the 2012 season by raking leaves, clearing and mulching paths, hauling brush and firewood, moving rail fences, waterproofing outbuildings, whitewashing the farmhouse, splitting firewood, filling garden pots and more. Families and groups welcome. Picnic hot dog lunch and complimentary passes to one of the Farm’s 2012 Market Fairs provided. Bring work gloves. Reserve at volunteers@1771.org or www.1771.org.

Sunday/March 18

Accidents, Derek Evry, Madrone and Today's Tomorrow at 1 p.m.; Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer Rockin’ the Uke CD Release Concert at 6 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Photography Contest and Exhibit. 12-3:30 p.m. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. Photos will be judged by local professional photographers and ribbons awarded eight categories, with a separate contest section for middle and high school students. $10 entry fee. Maximum four photos per person and two in any one category. 703-255-6360 or www.viennava.gov.

Spring Book Sale. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

Northern Virginia Simcha Expo. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Vendors include DJs, photographers, florists, entertainment, venues, invitations and decorations, caterers, make-up, Judaica and more. www.shalomnova.org/simchaexpo or www.jccnv.org.

Shakespeare's "King Lear." 4 p.m. Madeira School, 8328 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Performed by the Traveling Players Ensemble. $10, students and teachers with ID free. www.travelingplayers.org or 703-987-1712.

Farm Spring Clean-Up. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Help the living history museum and working farm prepare for the 2012 season by raking leaves, clearing and mulching paths, hauling brush and firewood, moving rail fences, waterproofing outbuildings, whitewashing the farmhouse, splitting firewood, filling garden pots and more. Families and groups welcome. Picnic hot dog lunch and complimentary passes to one of the Farm’s 2012 Market Fairs provided. Bring work gloves. Reserve at volunteers@1771.org or www.1771.org.

Monday/March 19

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.

V.I.P. Vienna. 10 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Support group for visually impaired persons. Adults. 703-938-0405.

Game On Afternoon Edition. 3:30 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Wii Mario Kart or Wii Super Smashbros. Brawl Tournament. Age 6-16. 703-938-0405.

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.

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.

Five Hills Garden Club. 9:45 a.m. Lower level of Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St. N.E., Vienna. Josh Dean, whose landscaped designs have been featured on the cover of Gardener Magazine, HGTV's Curb Appeal and DIY Inside and Out, on contrast, repetition, and focal points when landscaping. Free. Mariansanders@cox.net.

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.

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia. 1 p.m. Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Tutoring. 703-356-0770.

"Measure of the Earth." 7:30 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Dr. Larrie Ferreiro, author and editor of books on the history of science and technology. 703-757-8560

Printmaking Workshop. 4 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Explore the art of creating mono-prints, relief prints, vegetable prints. Print a fish. Age 7-12. 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.

Mystery Book Discussion. 6:30 p.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Call for title. 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.

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

Evening Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Wednesday/March 21

Digitour with Dave Days, DeStorm, Ricky Ficarelli, Alex Goot, Asher Monroe, Nice Peter, The Key of Awesome and WhatADayDerek. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

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

Judging of Vienna Photographic Society Photojournalism Entries. 7:30 p.m. Thoreau Middle School, 2505 Cedar Lane, Vienna. Mary Ann Setton, past president and past competition chair of the Northern Virginia Photographic Society will judge. 703-451-7298.

Rabbit Romp. 10:30 a.m. Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Stories and activities to celebrate the spring. 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.

Toddlin' Twos. 10:30 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Stories and songs. Age 2 with adult. 703-938-0405

Model Investment Club of Northern Virginia. 7 p.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Learn more about investing following. Meetings on the third Wednesday all year. Adults. 703-790-8088.

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.

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.

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.

Thursday/March 22

David Choi. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

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

Youth Art Show Reception. 5:30-7:30 p.m. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Featuring artwork by McLean area middle and high school students. 703-790-1953.

Art History Lecture Series. 10 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Second of four Introductory Art History Lectures. 801-361-5464.

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

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.

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.

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.

Friday Afternoon Chess Group. 1 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 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.

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

Saturday/March 24

McLean High School Historical Reenactment Society. 1-4 p.m. Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria. Members of McLean High School’s historical reenactment society will conduct demonstrations about science in the 1700s. Explore the Apothecary and its large variety of objects, from poison bottles to dragon’s blood. $6, includes a tour of the museum. Reservations required at 703-746-3852.

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.

Black-Top Banquet & Auction. 6 p.m. Great Falls United Methodist Church, 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Gourmet dinner, entertainment and a live auction. Proceeds will go toward resurfacing the church parking lot. Tickets $50. 703-582-1640 or c.wright@longandfoster.com.

McLean Orchestra. 8 p.m. Oakcrest School, 850 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, Percy Grainger’s Irish Tune from County Derry (Danny Boy), Pietro Mascagni’s Intermezzo from Cavelleria Rusticana, Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite and Bolero. Reception to follow. http://mclean-orchestra.org.

VVFD Spring Bazaar. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Center St., Vienna. Crafts and home based businesses, holiday decorations and more. Lunch and baked goods available for purchase. Proceeds raise funds for life-saving fire and rescue equipment. Free admission. 703-309-3468 or Dancers1023@aol.com.

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.

Microsoft PowerPoint. 2:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. How to put together a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Sunday/March 25

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.

Merrifield Lions Club Snow Crab Legs and Shrimp Feast. 1-4 p.m. Dunn Loring Fire Department, 2148 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring. All you can eat crab, shrimp, hot dogs, baked beans, cole slaw and more. Beer available. Adults $35-$37, ages 5-11 $13. 703-573-2733 or www.merrifieldlions.com.

Animal Rescue: A Musical Adventure. Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. With string trio Virginia Virtuosi and music by Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens and more. $2. Registration required at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.

Monday/March 26

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

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.

Tuesday/March 27

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia. 1 p.m. Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Tutoring. 703-356-0770.

Tuesday Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Stories, songs and activities. Age 1-2 with adult. 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.

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.

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

Wednesday/March 28

Hop, Fly or Run. 10:30 a.m. Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Birds, toads and other animals are on the move in the springtime. Meet an animal and enjoy activities. Presented by Riverbend Park. 703-356-0770.

French Story Time. 10:30 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Introduce your child to a foreign language with storytime in French. Ages 3-5 with adult. 703-757-8560.

Naturalization and Citizenship Information Session. 7 p.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. A representative from U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services will provide an overview of the naturalization process and answer questions on the topic. Adults. 703-790-8088.

Shadow Puppet Theater. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. "An Evening with Karagoz and Hacivat: A Glimpse at Traditional Turkish Shadow Puppet Theater" presented by GMU's Center for Global Islamic Studies. All ages. 703-293-6227.

Thursday/March 29

Art History Lecture Series. 10 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Third of four Introductory Art History Lectures. 801-361-5464.

Nneka. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

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.

Friday/March 30

Family Flashlight Egg Hunt. 7 p.m. Glyndon Park, 300 Glyndon St. N.E., Vienna. Visit with the Easter Bunny and jump in the moon bounce. $3, free for children under 12 months. Maximum six tickets per family. Tickets available at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street, S.E. beginning March 10. 703-255-6360.

"Side Man." 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tyson’s Corner. Turmoil in a jazz musician’s family as his career crumbles at the dawn of rock-and-roll. $25. 703-854-1856 or www.1ststagetysons.org.

March Into Spring with Native Run and Friends. 8 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. All ages and skill levels welcome. 703-757-8560.

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.

March Into Spring with Native Run and Friends. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Free parking and admission. FPHL101@gmail.com or 703/938-0405.

"Side Man." 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tyson’s Corner. Turmoil in a jazz musician’s family as his career crumbles at the dawn of rock-and-roll. $25. 703-854-1856 or www.1ststagetysons.org.

Old Fashioned Easter Egg Roll. 10:30 a.m. Freeman Store, 131 Church St. N.E., Vienna. For age 12 and under with parents. Includes an Egg Roll, the Easter Bunny and a storyteller. Sponsored by Historic Vienna, Inc. Free. 703-938-5187 or www.historicviennainc.org.

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.

Sunday/April 1

"Side Man." 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tyson’s Corner. Turmoil in a jazz musician’s family as his career crumbles at the dawn of rock-and-roll. $25. 703-854-1856 or www.1ststagetysons.org.

Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Adoption Event. 1-4 p.m. PetSmart, 8204 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner. Adoption events every Sunday. http://lostdogrescue.org/ and click on Adoptions.

Used Book Sale. 12 a.m.-2 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Free parking and admission. FPHL101@gmail.com or 703/938-0405.

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.

Art History Lecture Series. 10 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 801-361-5464.

Friday/April 6

"Side Man." 8 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tyson’s Corner. Turmoil in a jazz musician’s family as his career crumbles at the dawn of rock-and-roll. $25. 703-854-1856 or www.1ststagetysons.org.

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

"Side Man." 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tyson’s Corner. Turmoil in a jazz musician’s family as his career crumbles at the dawn of rock-and-roll. $25. 703-854-1856 or www.1ststagetysons.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 8

"Side Man." 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tyson’s Corner. Turmoil in a jazz musician’s family as his career crumbles at the dawn of rock-and-roll. $25. 703-854-1856 or www.1ststagetysons.org.

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.

Tuesday/April 10

Dance Every Tuesday. 7:15 p.m. Colvin Run Dance Hall, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Introductory dance lesson 7:15 p.m., dancing 8-10:30 p.m. Swing, Latin, waltz, country and more. $10 per person, includes lesson and snacks. No partner necessary. colvinrun.org. or Ed Cottrell@macp.org.

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

"Side Man." 8 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tyson’s Corner. Turmoil in a jazz musician’s family as his career crumbles at the dawn of rock-and-roll. $25. 703-854-1856 or www.1ststagetysons.org.

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.

Model Railroad (HO Scale) Open House and Display. 1-5 p.m. Historic Vienna Depot, 231 Dominion Road NE, Vienna. The layout depicts the Western North Carolina Railroad (now a portion of the Norfolk Southern) during the period of transition from steam to diesel. Free, donations accepted. www.nvmr.org or 703-938-5157.

Saturday/April 14

"Side Man." 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tyson’s Corner. Turmoil in a jazz musician’s family as his career crumbles at the dawn of rock-and-roll. $25. 703-854-1856 or www.1ststagetysons.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

"Side Man." 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tyson’s Corner. Turmoil in a jazz musician’s family as his career crumbles at the dawn of rock-and-roll. $25. 703-854-1856 or www.1ststagetysons.org.

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

4th Annual Green Expo. 6:30-9 p.m. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Presentations and discussions for children and adults from 35 organizations and businesses will include information on energy efficiency, purchasing local organic products, creating green gardens, recycling options and more ideas to save money and help the environment. Free admission. 703-255-6356 or csalgado@viennava.gov.

Friday/April 20

"Side Man." 8 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tyson’s Corner. Turmoil in a jazz musician’s family as his career crumbles at the dawn of rock-and-roll. $25. 703-854-1856 or www.1ststagetysons.org.

Saturday/April 21

"Side Man." 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tyson’s Corner. Turmoil in a jazz musician’s family as his career crumbles at the dawn of rock-and-roll. $25. 703-854-1856 or www.1ststagetysons.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.

Wolftrap 5K & Fun Run and Bike Rodeo. Wolftrap Elementary School, 1903 Beulah Road, Vienna. Chip timing. Music, a cake walk, face and arm painting, giveaways and prizes. Following the run will be a Bike Rodeo: bring a bike and helmet, get tips on riding safety and more. funrun@wolftrappta.org.

"Side Man." 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tyson’s Corner. Turmoil in a jazz musician’s family as his career crumbles at the dawn of rock-and-roll. $25. 703-854-1856 or www.1ststagetysons.org.

Saturday/April 28

Taste of Vienna. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Center St. South, Vienna. Admission is free and guests will be able to purchase food from more than 25 local restaurants. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit The Vienna Volunteer Fire Department. info@vvfd.org or tasteofvienna@vvfd.org.

Sunday/May 6

Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Adoption Event. 1-4 p.m. PetSmart, 8204 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner. Adoption events every Sunday. http://lostdogrescue.org/ and click on Adoptions.

Tuesday/May 8

Dance Every Tuesday. 7:15 p.m. Colvin Run Dance Hall, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Introductory dance lesson 7:15 p.m., dancing 8-10:30 p.m. Swing, Latin, waltz, country and more. $10 per person, includes lesson and snacks. No partner necessary. colvinrun.org. or Ed Cottrell@macp.org.

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.