George Washington Middle School students will perform a youthful adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Into the Woods” on April 17, 18, 24, and 25 at p.m., as well as 1 p.m. on the 18th and 25th. The school is located at 1005 Mount Vernon Ave. Tickets are $5. Call 571-218-0951.
Through April 26
“The Island.” Various times at MetroStage, 1201 N Royal St. The Island is set on Robben Island in South Africa where two political prisoners labor during the day and perform “Antigone” by night. Visit www.metrostage.com.
Through May 17
“COMPARTMENTALIZED.” 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and during performances at The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 5000 Dawes Ave. The exhibit, featuring Lang’s assemblages of photography, digital photomontage, and found objects will be on display. Free. Visit www.schlesingercenter.com.
Spring Book Sale. Members preview on Thursday, 4-8:30 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m. at Charles E. Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Books are $3 or less unless specifically marked. Find hardbacks, paperbacks, children’s books, and audio-visual items. All genres. Visit www.alexandria.lib.va.us.
April 16-May 31
Art Exhibit. Athenaeum Gallery, 201 Prince St. “Rara Avis” is an exhibition of bird-centric works of Beverly Ress, Langley Spurlock and Martin Tarrat in the Athenaeum Gallery. Admission to the gallery is free. Visit www.nvfaa.org.
Principle Gallery Reception. 6:30-9 p.m. at Principle Gallery, 208 King St. The Gallery will celebrate the opening of the “Tempo & Pause” exhibit with artists Valerio D’Ospina and Greg Gandy. Free. Visit www.principlegallery.com.
“Into The Woods Junior.” 7 p.m. at George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mount Vernon Ave. Middle School students take on the Stephen Sondheim Musical with adaptations for a younger audience and actors. $5. Call 571-218-0951.
Garden Tour Marketplace. 10 a.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Tour the galleries and garden and shop the marketplace where 12 vendors will be selling clothing, plants, and gardening tools. Free to attend. Visit www.nvfaa.org.
Tea Tasting. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Attendees will learn about and taste several types of Chinese Pu-Erh tea. Tickets are $25. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring.
Paw Impressions. 1-3 p.m. at Unleashed by Petco, 283 South Van Dorn St. Make an impressions of your pet’s paw on clay. Free. Visit www.unleashedby.petco.com.
Exhibit Reception. 3-5 p.m. at The Target Gallery, 105 North Union St. Eunsook Lee will discuss her exhibit of blacklight threads sealed and laminated alongside images and other materials. Free. www.torpedofactory.com.
“COMPARTMENTALIZED” Opening Reception. 6-8 p.m. at Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, 5000 Dawes Ave. Attend the opening reception for Zofie Lang’s “Compartmentalized Exhibit.” Free. Visit www.schlesingercenter.com.
Country-Western Dance. 7-9:30 p.m. at Lincolnia Senior Center, 4710 North Chambliss St. The Northern Virginia Country-Western Dance Association will hold a benefit dance to raise funds for the Fisher House Foundation. Admission is $20. See www.nvcda.org.
Collective Delusion. 9:30 p.m. at John Strongbow’s Tavern, 710 King St. Local band plays rock songs from ’70s-present. Admission is free. Visit www.collectivedelusion.net.
April 18-May 31
Eunsook Lee: “Dispersed Family.”Gallery hours at The Target Gallery, 105 North Union St. Eunsook Lee’s exhibit of black light threads sealed and laminated alongside images and other materials will be on display. Admission is free. Visit
Alexandria Animal Hospital Open House. 1-4 p.m. at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital, 2660 Duke St. This event will feature hospital tours, food, a microchipping booth and more. Free. Visit www.vcaalexandria.com.
The Beau Soir Ensemble. 2 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S Washington St. A flute, viola and harp trio with perform. Free. Call 202-607-6000.
Eclipse Chamber Orchestra. 3 p.m. at George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. The Orchestra performs the world premiere of conductor David Teie’s transcription of Brahm’s Piano Quartet No. 3. There is a $25 suggested donation. Visit www.eclipseco.org.
Sandra Y. Johnson Quintet. 4 p.m. at Meade Memorial Episcopal Church, 322 North Alfrfed St. The local jazz singer will perform. Suggested donations are $15. Visit wwww.meadechurch.org.
“Rara Avis” Opening Reception. 4-6 p.m. at Athenaeum Gallery, 201 Prince St. Attend the reception for “Rara Avis,” an exhibition of bird-centric works of Beverly Ress, Langley Spurlock and Martin Tarrat in the Athenaeum Gallery. Free. Visit www.nvfaa.org.