Weekend in Burke, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Clifton, Lorton, Springfield

Weekend in Burke, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Clifton, Lorton, Springfield

Paintings of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists. Through Nov. 7 at McQuire Woods Gallery, Bldg 16, The Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton. Gallery hours: Wed.-Sat.: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sunday: 12-5 p.m. The exhibition brings together some of the area’s top painters in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media, presenting 100 original works including landscapes, florals, still life and abstracts.

Book Fest. Through Nov. 10. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Visits from Elyssa Friedland (“Love and Miss Communication”), Jennifer Rosner (“The Mitten String”), Dion Nissenbaum (“A Street Divided: Stories from Jerusalem’s Alley of God”) and William V. Madison (“Madeline Kahn: Being The Music – A Life”). 703-537-3000. www.jccnvarts.org.

Inaugural Workhouse Glass National 2015. Nov. 7-Jan. 17. W-16, Vulcan Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton. Join for the family-friendly exhibitions of glass art and the opening reception on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6-8 p.m. workhousearts.org, 703-585-2900.

Friday/Nov. 6

Compania Flamenca Jose Porcel. 8 p.m. George Mason University's Center for the Arts, 4400 University Dr, Fairfax. Passionate rhythms and enchanting movement of flamenco dancing. 888-945-2468. cfa.gmu.edu.

Saturday/Nov. 7

Shopping at Sydenstricker. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sydenstricker United Methodist Church, 8508 Hooes Road, Springfield. Bazaar featuring handmade crafts and art, baked goods and homemade soups. This annual event is hosted by the United Methodist Women of Sydenstricker Church and supports their mission work. Free. 703-415-8223.

Rang de Nila. 8 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Performance piece that combines music and dance with the art of Siona Benjamin. In the performance, the dancers assume the roles of the subjects of Benjamin’s paintings. Through movements infused with elements of traditional Indian dance, modern dance, and jazz, the dancers explore themes of identity and what it means to be a Jewish Indian woman. $14-$24. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/190347.


“Rang de Nila”(Color Me Blue) dancer.

Munich Symphony Orchestra with The Romeros. 8 p.m. George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. This important orchestra has enriched the cultural life of Bavaria with its unparalleled performances of symphonic concert pieces, opera and operettas, musicals, ballets, oratorios and church music. The orchestra is joined by Spanish classical guitar virtuoso Pepe Romero for solo work. $42-$70. 888-945-2468. cfa.gmu.edu.

Night on Broadway. 7:30 p.m. Immanuel Bible Church, 6911 Braddock Road, Springfield. Robinson Choral Department performs Broadway favorites. The performance will also feature members of the Robinson Orchestra and Band. $12. 703-426-2144.

Charity Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-noon. The Historic Sydenstricker Schoolhouse, 8511 Hooes Road, Springfield. Huge yard and bake sale to benefit the preservation of the historic Sydenstricker Schoolhouse. info@sydenstrickerschoolhouse.org.

Mission Marketplace Art and Craft. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Burke United Methodist Church, 6200 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke. Local resident Barbara Nowak takes stock of her hand-built pottery that will be ready for sale. Other artisans will also be participating in the sale with a wide variety of gift items including jewelry, watercolor, and abstract art, scarves, fall florals and handmade porcelain heirloom dolls. www.burkeumc.org. 703-250-6100.

Singles Dinner and Movie Night. 5 p.m. PF Chang’s, 4250 Fairfax Corner Ave., Fairfax. Fixed price dinner followed by movie of your choice at Fairfax Corner 14. Sponsored by New Beginnings, a support group for separated/divorced men and women. $30. RSVP 301-924-4101.

Sunday/Nov. 8

Railroad Collectibles Special Sale. 1-4 p.m. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road. Railroad collectibles, antiques, railroad memorabilia, toys and art.

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. 7 p.m. George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The group includes Steven Page, founding member of The Barenaked Ladies; Glan Phillips, front man of Toad the Wet Sprocket; Craig Northey, principal singer-songwriter of the band Odds; and Andy Maize, singer-songwriter and co-founded the Canadian roots rock band Skydiggers. 888-945-2468. cfa.gmu.edu.

Round Robinson 5K. 8:30-10 a.m. Robinson High School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. The proceeds benefit Robinson Crew Booster Club and the Robinson Crew Team. Our goal is 500 runners and $5,000 in sponsors ($5K for the 5K). $30. 5Kinfo@robinsoncrew.org.

Soundscapes Healing Meditation. 2 p.m. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. Come, bring a blanket or yoga mat for lying on the floor, and enjoy the gift of letting go and being connected to deeper peace. Healthy snacks will be provided afterward during Fellowship time. Free to church members, $15. 703-503-4579.

Cabaret Series: Dueling Divas! 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. W-16, Vulcan Muse, Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton. The Divas are back to take over the Workhouse Cabaret Stage and will battle it out in a spectacular showcase of showstopping vocals. Dueling Divas will perform songs made famous by the Broadway Stars, with a good dose of laughter. $20-$25. workhousearts.org. 703-585-2900.