Book Signing. 6-8 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive. Author Joe Tennis will be signing copies of his new book, “Virginia Rail Trails: Crossing the Commonwealth.” Free to attend. Call 703-278-0300 for more.
The Mother of all Baby Showers. 6 p.m. at Great Beginnings Furniture, 13920 Lee Jackson Highway, Chantilly. Parents and parents-to-be will find products, services and educational sessions from experts. Blogger/author Bunmi Laditan will attend. General admission is free. VIP tickets are $45 for couples and $25 for individuals. Call 571-512-4280.
William Walter. 9:30 p.m. at Dogfish Head Alehouse, 13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Chantilly. Musician William Walter will be accompanied by his band. Free to attend. Visit www.williamwalterandco.com.
“Shrek: The Musical.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10690 George Mason Circle. Pied Piper Theatre presents the familiar Shrek Tale set to music. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for children. Visit www.hyltoncenter.org.
Chantilly Library Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Large selection of fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children, plus DVDs, CDs and audio books. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events.
Pancake Breakfast. 8-10 a.m. at Deer Park Elementary, 15109 Carlbern Dr., Centreville. Deer Park’s PTA is hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser. Admission is $12. Call 703-802-5000 for more.
Centreville International Showcase. 6-9:30 p.m. at Centreville United Methodist Church, 6400 Old Centreville Road, Centreville. Find international food, music and dancing from around the world. Admission is free. Visit www.centrevilleinternationalshowcase.org.
USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore's Fundraiser. 6 p.m. at Marriott Dulles Airport Hotel, 5020 Aviation Drive, Sterling. This annual event raises funds to support the USO Lounge which supports military families as they travel. Find a full course dinner, cash bar, silent auction, raffles, dancing and more. Individual tickets are $45, tables are $400. Visit www.us.uso.org/WashingtonBaltimore.
“Curtains.” 7:30 p.m. at Mountain View High School, 5775 Spindle Court, Centreville. The Alliance Theatre presents “Curtains.” It’s the promising year of 1959. Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage the entire cast and crew are suspects. Visit www.thealliancetheatre.org for more.
“Images of Rails.” 1-4 p.m. at Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road. Visit a photo exhibit of Virginia railroad sites. Museum members and children 4 and under, free; children 5-15, $2; adults 16 and older, $4. Visit www.fairfax-station.org.
“Shrek: The Musical.” 3 p.m. at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10690 George Mason Circle. Pied Piper Theatre presents the familiar Shrek Tale set to music. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for children. Visit www.hyltoncenter.org.
Q & A at Loudmouth Brewery. 4 p.m. at the Clifton Betterment Association Barn, Clifton Road and Yates Road, Clifton. Ask the new local brewery questions about their craft beer. Free. Visit www.cliftonva.org.