Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia


“Majestic” by Todd Dawson of Raleigh, N.C., won last year’s Winter Ice Fest ice-carving competition. (Robert Merhaut )
By — Compiled by Sarah Lane January 13
THU 14
“The Art of Danger” Exiled Iranian cartoonist and human-rights activist Kianoush Ramezani exhibits his mid-career retrospective. Opening reception and lecture 4-5:30 p.m. Through Feb. 12. Northern Virginia Community College, 15200 Neabsco Rd., Woodbridge. 703-590-1437. blogs.nvcc.edu/wogallery . Free.

Sublime tribute concert Tribute band Badfish pays homage to the Long Beach, Calif., ska, punk and reggae group. With Sun Dried Vibes. 7 p.m. State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300. www.thestatetheatre.com. $21, in advance $17.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Shakespeare’s comedy, performed by WSC Avant Bard, opens. Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., through Feb. 7. Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-418-4808. www.avantbard.ticketleap.com. $10-$50.

FRI 15
Joey and the Waitress Band The acoustic indie band performs songs from its latest album, “Come to California.” 7 p.m. Old Stone School, 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro. www.oldstoneschool.org. $20, in advance $15.

“A Raisin in the Sun” Castaways Repertory Theatre performs Lorraine Hansberry’s play, which debuted on Broadway in 1959. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Through Jan. 31. Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. 703-232-1710. www.castawaystheatre.org. $6-$15.

Falu’s Bollywood Orchestra Led by Indian vocalist Falguni Shah, the orchestra uses Eastern and Western instruments for an elegant concert. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 877-965-3872. www.wolftrap.org. $22-$27.

Sam Grow The Maryland native released his self-titled album in 2014. 8:30 p.m. Tally Ho Theatre, 19 W. Market St., Leesburg. 703-777-1665. www.tallyholeesburg.com. $15, in advance $10.

SAT 16
Winter Ice Fest The third annual event features a Mega Block ice-carving competition sanctioned by the National Ice Carving Association, hot chocolate and s’mores, and warming stations. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Village at Leesburg, 1602 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg. 571-294-8536. www.villageatleesburg.com . Free.
“Jazz With a Natural Edge” Watercolor paintings by Mary Rose Janya of Springfield and turned wood by Greg Wandless of Fairfax. Artist reception 1-4 p.m. Through Feb. 1. Artists’ Undertaking, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-0584. www.theartistsundertaking.com. Free.

“The Blues” A reception for this exhibit of paintings by Vienna Arts Society members. 1-3 p.m. Through Jan. 23. Vienna Arts Center, 115 Pleasant St., Vienna. 703-319-3971. www.viennaartssociety.org. Free.

Country-western dance Hosted by Northern Virginia Country-Western Dance Association, lessons begin at 6:30 p.m. Open dancing 7:30-10 p.m. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Ct., Burke. 703-860-4941. www.nvcwda.org. $12, age 18 and younger with a paying adult $5.

“A Wrinkle in Time” In Barter Theatre’s play based on Madeleine L’Engle’s children’s book, two siblings set out through time and space to rescue their father. 2 p.m. McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-9223. www.aldentheatre.org. $15.

“Narnia” Center for the Arts’ Pied Piper Theatre presents the play based on “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $20, age 12 and younger $15.

“Niche” This story of a couple blends dance, theater and caricatures drawn in real time by artist Susan Miranda. 7:30 p.m., through Jan. 30. Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. www.janefranklin.com. $20, in advance $15.

“Grey Gardens” A Tony-winning musical based on the 1975 documentary about the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Through Feb. 6. Saturday and Wednesday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Through Feb. 6. Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. 703-683-0496. www.thelittletheatre.com. $25-$30.
Comedy & Music Night at the J D.C. comedian Adam Ruben performs with trumpet player and improviser Victor Haskins, who will take suggestions from the audience. 8 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Tpk., Fairfax. 703-323-0880. www.jccnv.org. $20-$29.

SUN 17
Eddie From Ohio Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the band performs an all-request show. 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $39.50.

MON 18
Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have a Dream” annual march The event begins with a program at the community center, then a march and refreshments. 9 a.m. Douglass Community Center, 405 E. Market St., Leesburg. 703-771-5913. www.visitloudoun.org. Free.

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Actress Anna Deavere Smith returns to Reston to deliver the keynote address during the celebration that includes a community lunch. Noon. Reston Community Center, CenterStage, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. 703-476-4500. www.restoncommunitycenter.com. $10.

TUE 19
Aaron Carter The pop star, known for hits “I Want Candy” and “I’m All About You,” has appeared on TV, in movies and on Broadway. 7:30 p.m. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $20-$25, meet-and-greet $50.

WED 20
“Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose” Written and performed by Ed Dixon, this one-man show chronicles his relationship with the Tony-winning actor. 7:30 p.m. Continues through Feb. 7. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. www.signature-theatre.org. $45.

Art Guild of Clifton exhibit Landscape and still-life watercolors and acrylics by Michele Frantz. Through Jan. 31. Clifton Wine Shop, 7145 Main St., Clifton. 703-409-0919. www.artguildofclifton.org. Free.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

Winter Ice Fest
3The event features a Mega Block ice-carving competition sanctioned by the National Ice Carving Association, hot chocolate and s’mores and warming stations. Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Village at Leesburg, 1602 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg. 571-294-8536. www.villageatleesburg.com . Free.


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