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Flux 180. 8 p.m., at Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Doors open at 7 p.m. $10 in advance; $13 day of. www.jamminjava.com.
ValeArts' 17th Annual Fall Art Show and Sale Reception. 7 p.m., reception; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., show hours, at the Historic Vale School House, 3124 Fox Mill Road, Oakton. Over 150 works from nine local artists; meet the artists and celebrate the show, open Sept. 28-30. www.ValeArts.com.
Fall/Winter 2012 Collections. 7 p.m., at 8000 Tysons Corner Center, McLean. Emmy Award-winning costume designer Eric Daman of Gossip Girl and The Carrie Diaries at his runway show and reception; standing room available to those without invitations. www.tysonsgalleria.com.
Noche de Arte. 7-10 p.m., at McLean Project for the Arts, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Latin music, food and "the luck of the draw"--a chance to leave with a work of art by an MPAartfest artist. $200. 703-790-1953 or email@example.com.
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk. 7-9 p.m.
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk, September 13, 7-9 p.m., at the Emerson Gallery, McLean Project for the Arts, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Mixed media paintings "In which innocent figures stuck to the canvas try to escape: Works by Beverly Donnenfeld-Chello," in conjunction with a free reception and talk; showing through Nov. 3. www.mpaart.org.
Vienna Antiques Show. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street SE, Vienna. Antique dealers from around the country offer formal and country furniture, fine art, silver, folk art, prints, linens, decorative accessories and more. $9. 434-361-1770 or www.dfshows.com.
Oakton Library 5th Anniversary. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Visits from literary characters including Bad Kitty (pictures from 10-11 a.m.), a gadget fair, special Fall for the Book program featuring Marc Tyler Nobleman, a Mark Twain impersonation and activities. 703-242-4020.
Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips. 10:30 a.m., at Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. The Smithsonian presents the urban-island-folk rock and roll for the inner child and family entertainment. $10; children under 1-year free. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.
Behind the Superheroes with Marc Tyler Nobleman. 11 a.m., at Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Nobleman will be reading from Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman, an all-ages picture book biography of Bill Finger, the unsung co-creator behind the worldwide legend of Batman as part of the Fall for the Book Festival. www.fallforthebook.org.
Woodland Park Crossing Festival. Noon-4 p.m., 12960 Highland Crossing Drive, Herndon. Samples of fall brews and foods, yoga presentations, zumba dances, fitness demos, a walking scarecrow, DJ, face painting, glitter tattoos, pumpkin painting, and more. 703-785-5634 or www.woodlandparkcrossing.com.
All Access Fashion Day. Noon-9 p.m., at 8000 Tysons Corner Center, McLean. Designer runway shows and presentations, style platform presentations, trunk shows, celebrity appearances, branded lounges and couture experiences. www.tysonsgalleria.com.
Spaghetti Dinner. 5-8 p.m., at the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, 400 Center Street S, Vienna. The fire department sponsors an all-you-can-eat dinner with spaghetti and meatballs, bread, salad, a drink and delicious baked goods. $8, ages 13-64; $7, seniors 65-plus; $4, children 4-12; under 3 years, free. 703-919-1630 or www.vvfd.org.
Vienna Antiques Show. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street SE, Vienna. Antique dealers from around the country offer formal and country furniture, fine art, silver, folk art, prints, linens, decorative accessories and more. $9. 434-361-1770 or www.dfshows.com.
Book Discussion Forum: Half the Sky. 11:15 a.m., at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 1125 Savile Lane, McLean. Join to brainstorm a public response for the community to take action to improve the lives of women worldwide, using the book's solutions to the moral problems of sex trafficking, gender-based violence and maternal mortality as a launching point for discussion. 703-356-3042.
Sixpence None The Richer. 8 p.m., at Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. All the hits. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.
Blondie with Cheap Trick. 8 p.m., at The State Theatre, 220 N Washington Street, Falls Church. The famed band and flawless-voiced singer play the venue together. 703-237-0300 or www.thestatetheatre.com.
Senior Center Without Walls Walking Tour/Presentation. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Great Falls Park, 9200 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. Learn about the Potomac Canal in the park's auditorium. $5; $10 for a lifetime pass for those age 62 and older. Reservations. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suits and Sneakers Home of the Business Community Awards. 5:30-9 p.m., at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. The McLean Orchestra plays at the extravaganza with area restaurants' gourmet fare, a silent auction, and beer and wine tastings. 703-356-5424 or www.mcleanchamber.org.
Country Fair. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. The 30-year-old fair features a quilt show and giveaway, musical performances, silent auction, "treasure trove" flea market, book sale, plant sale, food and children's games. 703-759-2082 or www.thecountryfair.org.
CRCA Octoberfest Ballroom Dance. 8-11:30 p.m., at the Colvin Run Community Hall, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Polka lessons from 8-9 p.m. and a dance to follow with refreshments, music by The Family Band and polka and waltz music; ballroom casual, singles welcome. $5, lesson; $15, dance. 703-759-2685 or www.colvinrun.org.
Argentine Tango. 7 p.m. Colvin Run Community Hall, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Every Friday. 703-759-2685 or www.colvinrun.org.
“Suite Surrender.” 8 p.m., 7 p.m. and 2 p.m., at the 1st Stage in Tysons, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner Michael McKeever’s comedy, playing Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. through Oct. 14. $15-25. 703-854-1856 or www.1ststagetysons.org.
“Suite Surrender.” 8 p.m., 7 p.m. and 2 p.m., at the 1st Stage in Tysons, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. Michael McKeever’s comedy, playing Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. through Oct. 14. $15-25. 703-854-1856 or www.1ststagetysons.org
Apps4VA Open Competition
The general public and high school students can submit applications using Virginia Longitudinal Data System (VLDS) and compete for more than $25,000 in prizes. Participants in the Apps4VA Open Competition can compete as individuals or in teams and must create an application using at least one of the VLDS datasets. Mashups of combining one of the required datasets with any publicly available data also may be submitted. The submission period closes Nov. 15.
The Apps4VA High School Competition will challenge Virginia high school students either to create a presentation of a theoretical application, or submit an actual working software application that would use at least one of the VLDS datasets. Mashups combining one of the required datasets with any publicly available data also may be submitted. Participants may compete as individuals or as teams, and winners will earn cash prizes for themselves and for their schools. The submission period opens Sept. 14 and closes Nov. 15. For more details on the program, submitting an entry or for access to the data, please visit www.apps4va.org.