American Shakespeare Center on Tour’s Shakespeare Weekend at The Alden: “Julius Caesar.” 8 p.m. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean. In this profoundly moving, breathtaking and deeply human play, Shakespeare shows us a world on fire; a world turned upside down; a world where some of history’s most famous men commit horrific crimes in the name of patriotism and honor. “Julius Caesar” is a dazzling thrill ride of betrayal, violence and perhaps most surprisingly, love. $20-$35 (three plays for $50-$88). http://www.mcleancenter.org/ or 703-790-0123.
Robyn Hitchcock. 8 p.m. The Barnes, Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. One of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters, Robyn Hitchcock began his career performing folk rock in Cambridge. Come enjoy his performance with Emma Swift, who is an alt-country songstress and award-winning radio broadcaster. $25-$28. http://www.wolftrap.org or 703-255-1900.
McLean Art Society Meeting. 10 a.m.-noon. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Beverly Ress, a graphic artist who does Botanical illustrations, will be the featured presenter. 703-790-0123.
Playdate Cafe. 10 a.m.-noon. Meeting Room, Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Toys and playspace for children. Coffee and conversation for grownups. Ages birth-5. 703-757-8560.
Family Game Time. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Meeting Room, Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Drop-in and play assorted board games. All skill levels and ages welcome. 703-757-8560.
Henry IV, Part 1. Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday, 4 p.m. Green Hedges School, 415 Windover Ave., Vienna. The Britches and Hose Shakespeare Company is thrilled to announce its upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s play. The Britches and Hose Shakespeare Company is a gender-blind theater group devoted to creating innovative productions. $10. http://www.britchesandhoseshakespearecompany.com/.
Hope on Ice. 3-9:30 p.m. Tysons Skate Rink, 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Community ice skating extravaganza benefiting American Cancer Society and honoring cancer survivors. DJ Civil, live music, entertainment and Luminaria on ice ceremony. First 50 cancer survivors receive commemorative T-shirt. $12. firstname.lastname@example.org. 703-673-8044.
All Aboard! Ticket to Ride Game Event. 2 p.m. Barnes and Noble Tysons, 7851-L Tysons Corner Center, McLean. Customers of all ages can join booksellers and learn to play the popular Ticket to Ride strategy board game. 703-506-6756.
American Shakespeare Center on Tour’s Shakespeare Weekend at The Alden: “The Importance of Being Earnest.” 2 p.m. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean. Oscar Wilde’s brilliant and wicked comic masterpiece defines wit and style. This “trivial comedy for serious people” is at once blissfully silly and outrageously shrewd. One-hundred twenty years after its first performance, “The Importance of Being Earnest” continues to delight audiences with its playful language, charming characters and biting look at contemporary society, and ASC on Tour’s production will have you in absolute hysterics. $20-$35 (three plays for $50-$88). http://www.mcleancenter.org/ or 703-790-0123.
American Shakespeare Center on Tour’s Shakespeare Weekend at The Alden: “The Life of King Henry V.” 8 p.m. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean. The story of England’s hero-king and the greatest upset in European military history is Shakespeare’s finale to his great history plays. More than that, Henry V — at once touching, heroic, savage and comic — explores the nature of greatness and its connection to theatre; and, perhaps more than any other of Shakespeare’s works, it makes the audience part of the story. $20-$35 (three plays for $50-$88). http://www.mcleancenter.org/ or 703-790-0123.
An Evening with Eric Brace and Peter Cooper. 6:30 p.m. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna. Grammy nominees Eric Brace and Peter Cooper have created a body of work that reflects their journalistic sensibilities, a love of harmony and wry humor, and their deep respect for the masters they've played with. Their most recent project, the Grammy-nominated I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs of Fox Hollow, was featured in media, including, NPR, USA Today and Chicago Sun-Times. $15. https://jamminjava.com. 703-255-1566.
The Trews + The Project. 10 p.m. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna. Enjoy music from the two performers, The Trews and The Project, as they bring to the audience rock and other genres of music. $10-$15. https://jamminjava.com/. 703-255-1566.
Marcia Ball. The Barnes, Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Grew up in Vinton, La., she began playing piano at age five and debuted with the country rock album Circuit Queen in 1978. Since then, she has released more than a dozen records, including her Grammy-nominated collaboration with blues stars Irma Thomas and Tracy Nelson, Sing It! (1998). $35-$40. http://www.wolftrap.org or 703-255-1900.
The Imaginary Landscape: Workshop with Carol Barsha. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. McLean Project for the Arts, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Participants will create a series of sketches leading to a final composition – combining elements from the natural world within an imaginary landscape. $60/$55. http://www.mpaart.org/events-2/. 703-791-1953.
Exploring the Psychic World. 1-2:45 p.m. Meeting Room, Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave, McLean. Noted psychic Sherry Sherry presents a program on psychic phenomena, the paranormal, and the spirit world. Seating is limited. Registration is highly recommended. Registration begins Dec. 20. Adults. 703-356-0770.
Crys Matthews. 7 p.m. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna. DC’s Crys Matthews blends Americana, folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass and funk into a bold, complex performance steeped in traditional melodies and punctuated by honest, original lyrics. Matthews’ eclectic infusion of genres has won her honorable mentions at the 2013 and 2014 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and extensive radio play from Woman of Substance radio to WTJU-Charlottesville and WMRA-Harrisonburg to KBOO-Portland. $15. https://jamminjava.com/. 703-255-1566.
The Philadelphia Orchestra Chamber Ensemble. The Barnes, Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Join esteemed players from one of the nation’s finest orchestras, under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, in a rare evening of chamber music. The centerpiece of the performance will be Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet (K. 581), featuring principal clarinetist Ricardo Morales. Tickets: $35. http://www.wolftrap.org/ or 703-255-1900.