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Weekly Entertainment (Reston/Herndon)

March 16-23.

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.

Kevin James. 9:30 p.m. O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub, 754 Elden St., Herndon. Live music. 703-464-0522 or www.osullivansirishpub.com.

Homer’s Donut. 7 p.m. Sully’s, 14513 Lee Jackson Highway, Chantilly. 703-818-9292 or mysullys.com.

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.

Charlie's Chili Cookoff. 6-8 p.m. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon. All visitors and newcomers are invited to a wine and cheese reception 5-6 p.m. followed by Charlie's Chili Cookoff. Parishioners will bring a crockpot of chili and compete for prizes. All donations go to St. Timothy's Seminarian Fund. 703-437-3790.

Boyle School of Irish Dance Sets. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub, 754 Elden St., Herndon. Traditional dance performances. 703-464-0522 or www.osullivansirishpub.com.

The Cherry People with Kat Atomic. 7:30 p.m. Sully’s, 14513 Lee Jackson Highway, Chantilly. 703-818-9292 or mysullys.com.

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.

Monday/March 19

Reston League of Artists. 7:30 p.m. Lake Anne RCC, 1609 Washington Plaza North, Reston. A presentation and demonstration on black-light photography by Scott Musson. fiben@verizon.net.

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.

Bob Gaynor Solo Acoustic. 6 p.m. Sully’s, 14513 Lee Jackson Highway, Chantilly. 703-818-9292 or mysullys.com.

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.

Open Mic Night. 9:30 p.m-1:30 a.m. Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern, 697 Spring St., Herndon. Every Wednesday. Register your band at BluesSlide@aol.com or 703-593-5206. www.jimmystavern.com.

Thursday/March 22

Beverly Cosham Sings. 2 p.m. Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Cabaret singer Beverly Cosham, accompanied by pianist Felicia Kessel Crawley. 703-503-3384 or 703-476-4500.

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.

David Andrews Smith. 8:30 p.m. O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub, 754 Elden St., Herndon. Live music. 703-464-0522 or www.osullivansirishpub.com.

Comedy Night. 8:30 p.m. p.m. Sully’s, 14513 Lee Jackson Highway, Chantilly. Every Thursday. 703-818-9292 or mysullys.com.

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.

Rocky Guttman. 9:30 p.m. O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub, 754 Elden St., Herndon. Live music. 703-464-0522 or www.osullivansirishpub.com.

Mike Mac & The Attack. 7 p.m. Sully’s, 14513 Lee Jackson Highway, Chantilly. 703-818-9292 or mysullys.com.