Friday and Saturday/Nov. 6-7
Eclectic Essentials.” 8 p.m. Vienna Baptist Church, 541 Marshall Road, SW, Vienna. The Vienna Theatre Company will maintain its presence through the Vienna Community Center renovation starting with an evening of one act plays presented at the Vienna Baptist Church. From plays that touch the core of new and old friendships to zany plays bordering on absurdity to a new play from Singapore that was recently performed at the Kennedy Center, VTC is bringing together a diverse evening of short pieces for your entertainment. Tickets available at the door or at email@example.com. $15.
”The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon.” 7:30 p.m. Olson Theater, Flint Hill School,3320 Jermantown Road, Oakton. Two narrators and a large cast will attempt to recreate all 209 of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm in a wild, fast-paced extravaganza. To make it more difficult, they will attempt to combine them into one gigantic fable. Free. www.flinthill.org. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bruce Vilanch and Judy Gold. 9 p.m. The Alden, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. “An Evening with Bruce Vilanch and Judy Gold,” the comedians pair up for separate stand-up sets united by their gay, Jewish identities and raunchy, sidesplitting observations. Mature audiences. $20/$35. www.aldentheatre.org. 703-790-0123.
Flicker of Hope Foundation 5k Walk. 10 a.m.-noon. Fire Station, 400 Center St. S, Vienna. The walk starts and ends at the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, Engine 402. Register online as a walker, sponsor or donor. The walk will be followed by refreshments and a raffle with items supplied by area merchants. Benefits survivors of traumatic burn injuries. www.flickerofhope.org.
Lecture/Book Signing. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Barnes and Noble/Tysons Corner, 7851 L Tysons Corner Center, McLean. Brian Kilmeade of "Fox and Friends" discusses his new book “Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War that Changed American History.” Free.
Appraisal Roadshow. 10-11:30 a.m. Brightview, 10200 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Join Paradigm Experts for a fun and educational morning looking at “what you have, what it’s worth, and what you can do with it”. RSVP early to be one of the 25 items to be appraised. www.BrightviewGreatFalls.com. 703-759-2513.
Children’s Flea Market. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Come scope out the bargain prices at the Children’s Flea Market. Do young sellers have things to sell? Register for a booth. Find out more at http://mcleancenter.org/kids.
Filene Center Backstage Tour. 2 p.m. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Stand on a world-class stage, learn how a theater runs, and get a sneak peek at where the stars get ready. Tours are limited to 30 participants. 703-255-1827 to RSVP or for additional information.
Mountain Heart. 7:30 p.m. The Barns, Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Mountain Heart is described by “Bluegrass Today” as “one of the most daring and experimental string bands in the world, incorporating…country, and rock elements into their basic bluegrass format.” Mountain Heart has been an active performing group since 1999 and they are putting final touches on its highly anticipated new album in between dates of its coast-to-coast 2015 tour. Tickets: $25-$27. For more information, visit http://www.wolftrap.org/ or call 703-255-1900.
Elska. 2 p.m. The Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Hiddi Hiddi! That’s how to say hello on the Island of Elska, the imaginary volcanic island off the coast of Iceland that is home to the singer Elska and a small population that includes her two-foot-tall best friend the Goobler, an arctic fox and a colony of lost socks. Ages 4+. $10, $15. www.aldentheatre.org. 703-790-0123.
Living for 32. 7-9 p.m. Emmaus United Church of Christ, 900 Maple Ave., East. Vienna. This 40-minute film tells the story of Colin Goddard, a 2007 VA Tech massacre survivor. Goddard and the mother of another victim will present what can be done to stem further gunviolence. Discussion follows. Free. www.emmausucc.org. 703-281-2432.
Men’s National Choir. 4 p.m. St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. The choir will open it’s 17th season with “Songs of the Spirit,” a program spanning five centuries of European and American sacred music. $20 at the door. Students and children free. www.nationalmenschorus.org. 202-244-7191.