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Today, Nov. 16

• “Many Moons” and “The Thirteen Clocks,” presented by the Homeschool Theatre Troupe, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday at A.J. Ferlazzo Auditorium, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge. Tickets: $8.

• “Tom Jones” opens today and runs through Nov. 18 at Gar-Field High School, 14000 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge. Tickets: $5. (703) 730-7000.

• Pohick Church Annual Christmas Mart will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at 9301 Richmond Highway, Lorton. (703) 339-6572 or


• Puppets and More, for ages 2 to 6, will be held from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Ben Lomond Community Center, 10501 Copeland Drive, Manassas. Cost: $7 per person; advanced ticket purchase required. Parents are free. (703) 361-7126.

• 37th annual Treasury of Art Show opens Friday and runs through Sunday at Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. (703) 319-3971 or

• “Native Voices: The Music of American Indian Composers” begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium, University of Maryland, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. Admission: one item of non-perishable food for the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. (540) 654-1012 or

• Bill Frisell’s Unspeakable Orchestra performs at 8 p.m. Friday at Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. N.W., Washington, D.C. Tickets: $35 to $20. (202) 994-6800 or

• Oatland’s Christmas, opens Friday and runs through Dec. 29 at Oatlands, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. Daytime tours run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays. Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $10 per person, $9 for seniors and $7 for children. Evening tours start Dec. 15 and run through Dec. 23 on Saturdays and Sundays. Cost: $12 for adults and $8 for children. (703) 777-3174 or

• Nicholas Delbanco and Al Young discuss their novels and sign books at 8 p.m. Friday at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 E. Capitol St. S.E., Washington, D.C. Cost: $15. (202) 544-7077 or


• Green Home Renovation Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at National Building Museum, 401 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C. Free. (202) 272-2448 or

• Prince William Model Railroad Club Exhibit will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. (703) 792-4530.

• An Applause Unlimited Production of “The Tales of Beatrix Potter” at 2 p.m. Saturday at Chinn Park Library, 13065 Chinn Park Drive, Woodbridge. Free. (703) 792-4800.

• 15th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil show, presented by The Northern Virginia Mineral Club Inc., will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. (703) 680-7724.

• Governor’s Ball begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Gadsby’s Tavern, 134 North Royal St., Alexandria. Cost: $90 per person for banquet and ball and $30 for ball. (703) 838-4242 or

• Down Home Ball will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight at Eyeclopes Studio, 810 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Tickets: $15. (540) 371-7315 or

• 70th Anniversary Celebration with an “owl prowl” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and a presentation of “in Wildness is the Preservation of the World” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Prince William Forest Park, State Road 619 W (Joplin Road), Triangle. (703) 221-7181.


• The Youth Orchestras of Prince William presents their first concert of the season at 3 p.m. Sunday at Gar-Field High School, 14000 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge. Tickets: $8 adults and $6 seniors and students. (703) 590-7083 or

• Turkey Shoot Scramble from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Prince William Golf Course, 14631 Vint Hill Road, Nokesville. (703) 754-7111.

• American Youth Philharmonic performs at 1 p.m. Sunday at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets: $14 adults and $10 students and seniors. (703) 642-8051, Ext. 22, or e-mail

• Smithsonian at Little Washington: Schubert’s “Die Winterreise” begins at 4 p.m. Sunday at The Theatre at Washington, Virginia, 291 Gay St., Washington. Tickets: $20 adults and $5 students 18 and under. (540) 675-1253 or

Monday, Nov. 20

• Tess Gallagher discusses her new book at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 E. Capitol St. S.E., Washington, D.C. Tickets: $12 for adults and $6 for students. (202) 544-7077 or


• “LEGENDS!” starring Linda Evans and Joan Collins, opens Tuesday and runs through Dec. 3 at The National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. Tickets:$126.25 to $32.75. (202) 628-6161 or

Wednesday, Nov. 22

• Ricardo Arjona performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday at George Mason Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets:$98 to $48. 703-573-SEAT or



Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria.”Serving With Distinction: African Americans in Alexandria Public Safety,” an exhibit of photographs and artifacts, runs through Dec. 31. (703) 838-4356.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C.: “Perspectives: Simryn Gill,” an exhibit of found objects, runs through April 29. (202) 633-1000 or

DAR Museum, 1776 D St. N.W., Washington, D.C.: “18th Century American Glass from the Collection of Lawrence Jessen” runs indefinitely. (202) 879-3241.

Flashpoint, 916 G St. N.W., Washington, D.C.: “Me, You & Those Other Folks,” an exhibit of portraits and drawings, runs through Nov. 22. (202) 315-1310 or

The Freer Gallery of Art, Independence Avenue at 12th Street S.W., Washington, D.C.:”Charles Lang Freer and Egypt” runs indefinitely; “Parades: Freer Ceramics Installed by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott” runs through November 2007 . (202) 633-1000 or

Gallery West at Godwin House, 3440 S. Jefferson St., Falls Church.”Four Eyes, Two Cameras, One Month,” photographs of gardens in raw natural states, runs through Dec. 13. (703) 820-1488 or

Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street S.W., Washington, D.C.: “The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas: Recent Sculpture,” featuring pieces by sculptors examining the ways in which artists respond to the history of modern sculpture, runs through Jan. 7. (202) 633-1000 or

Library of Congress, Northwest Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C.: “Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible” runs through Dec. 23. (202) 707-8000 or

Long View Gallery, 1302 Ninth St. N.W., Washington, D.C.: “Long View in the City,” featuring ceramic pieces by Howard graduate Tricia Bishop, runs through Sunday. (202) 232-4788 or

The Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan: “Magical Moments,” an exhibit of oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel by Barbara Stetson, runs through Dec. 4. (703) 490-1117 or

Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas: “A Touch of Glass,” featuring the collection of collector Calvin Hackeman, runs through Dec. 31. (703) 368-1873 or

Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive, Newport News: “By the Sea,” featuring photographs of the Mariners’ Museum’s collection, runs through April 1. Admission: $8 for adults and $6 for children. (757) 596-2222 or

National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly: “Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird,” an exhibition on the fastest and highest flying jet-powered aircraft, runs indefinitely; “Space Shuttle Enterprise,” an exhibition on space exploration, runs indefinitely. (202) 357-2700 or

The National Building Museum, 401 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.: “Washington: Symbol and City” runs indefinitely; “Cityscapes Revealed: Highlights from the Collection” runs indefinitely; “Investigating Where We Live,” runs through Nov. 26. (202) 272-2448 or

Northern Virginia Community College, Colgan Hall, 6901 Sudley Road, Manassas.”Exploring 3-D Illusions,” an exhibit of paintings on canvas and continuing the image on the glass over the canvas to create dimensionals effect, runs through Nov. 20. (703) 257-6532.

Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad St., Richmond. “Animal Grossology” runs through Jan. 1. Tickets: $10 adults, $9 for youth ages 4 to 12 and seniors. (804) 864-1400 or

Ste. Felix Galerie of Fine Art in Occoquan, 312-A Poplar Alley (behind the Town Hall): Oils, pastels, watercolor, photography, drawing, fiber, jewelry, hand-blown, stained and fused glass on display. (703) 490-4477.

Studio 18 of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union St., Alexandria.”Celebrate, Celebrate,” presented by Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery unusual one-of-a-kind holiday gifts on display, runs through Jan. 7. (703) 548-0935 or

University of Mary Washington, Ridderhof Martin Gallery, College Avenue, Fredericksburg. “Dazzle: Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts” runs through Dec. 8. (540) 654-1013.

Vienna Arts Center, 115 Pleasant St., Vienna: “Photography by Teri Klinkosz” runs through Nov. 25. (703) 319-3971 or

The Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles St., Baltimore, Md.: “Courbet and the Modern Landscape,” an exhibit of landscape paintings of Gustave Courbet, runs through Jan. 7. (410) 547-9000 or


Amelia’s Restaurant and Supper Club, 12700 Darby Brooke Court, Woodbridge, features karaoke Wednesdays. (703) 491-5413.

The Bluemont Concert Series presents more than 70 shows in 11 communities in northwest and central Virginia including Ashland, Colonial Beach, Culpeper, Fredericksburg, Leesburg, Luray, Middleburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Warrenton and Winchester. For schedules, directions and visitor information, call (703) 777-6306 or visit

Brittany’s Sports Bar, Festival Shopping Center, Lake Ridge, features live music on weekends. Karaoke on Wednesday runs through Saturday. No cover Thursday runs through Friday. (703) 730-0728.

Down Under, 301 Mill St., Occoquan, features karaoke on Mondays, open mike on Tuesdays, acoustics on Wednesdays and live entertainment Thursdays through Saturdays. No cover. (703) 490-0904.

East Coast Cafe, 13989 Jefferson Davis Highway, Marumsco Place, Woodbridge, features open mike Thursdays with live music every Friday and Saturday. (703) 490-5504.

Hero’s American Restaurant, 9412 Main St., Manassas, presents live jazz on Saturdays from 5 to 11 p.m. (703) 330-1534.

K.C.’s, 9550 Center St., Manassas: First Friday, Court Appointed Special Advocates’ new monthly fund-raiser. Live band performs songs from ’60s to ’80s, from 8 to midnight. Cover: $5, benefits CASA; limited seating. (703) 361-2400.

Muggsey’s Tap Room and Lounge, Holiday Inn South, 5324 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, features karaoke Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and live music on Thursdays. (540) 898-1102.

O’Meara’s Restaurant and Pub, 8971 Center St., Manassas, features live music on weekends. (703) 369-1469.

The Spotlight, 13678 Jefferson Davis Highway, Woodbridge, features DJ on Fridays and Saturdays. No cover. (703) 494-9349.

Sully’s Steakhouse, 4182 Dale Blvd., Dale City, features live music on Saturdays. (703) 670-7121.

Tommy’s Place, 8910 Mathis Ave., Manassas, features karaoke with Tammy and Leon on Wednesday night, 8 p.m. to midnight. No cover. Live music Friday and Saturday nights. Cover: $5. (703) 368-6500.


Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, Md.”Dorothy Meets Alice” runs Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 3. Tickets: $8. (301) 320-5331 or

Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St., S.W., Washington, D.C.: “Nine Parts of Desire” runs through Sunday. Tickets: $74 to $47. (202) 554-9066 or

D.C. Jewish Community Center, Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington, 1529 16th St. N.W. Washington, D.C.”Spring Forward, Fall back,” presented by Theater J, runs through Nov. 26. Tickets: $15 to $45. (202) 777-3229 or

The Folger Theater, 201 E. Capitol St. S.E., Washington, D.C.: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” runs through Nov. 26. Tickets: $25 to $50. (202) 544-7077 or

George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria.”Jocasta,” presented by the Natural Theatricals, runs through Nov. 18. Tickets: $22. (703) 739-5895 or

The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.: “Shear Madness,” a comedy set in Georgetown, runs indefinitely. Tickets: $32 to $94. (202) 467-4600 or

The Knoll, 1110 Courthouse Road, Stafford: Comedians from the DC Improv, every Wednesday, from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets at the door. (540) 288-2288.

Northern Virginia Community College, 15200 Neabsco Mills Road, Woodbridge. NoVa Woodbridge Theatre Group presents The Importance of Being Earnest at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $6 general admission and $4 for students, faculty and staff. (703) 680-7942 or nvcc.eduhomeetrumbull.

Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint, 916 G St. N.W., Washington, D.C.: “Throat,” a powerful new play by Mando Alvarado, runs through Nov. 18. Tickets: $20 to $15. (866)811-4111 or

Rep Stage, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md.: “Tintypes” runs through Nov. 19. Tickets: $24 to $16. (410) 772-4810.

Shakespeare Theatre Company, 450 Seventh St. N.W., Washington, D.C.: “The Beaux’ Stratagem” runs through Dec. 31. Tickets: $77 to $31. (202) 547-3230 or

Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. “My Fair Lady” runs through Nov. 26. Tickets: $63 to $37. (800) 955-5566 or

The Studio Theatre, 1501 14 St., N.W., Washington, D.C.: The Long Christmas Ride Home runs through Dec. 31. Tickets: $55 to $39. (202) 232-7267 or

Washington Shakespeare Company, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington: “Equus” runs through Nov. 26. Tickets: $35 to $25. (703)418-4808 or

The Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. N.W., Washington, D.C.: “Still Going Solo” runs through Dec. 3. Tickets: $20 adults and $15 seniors and students. (202) 783-3933 or

The Washington Stage Guild, 1901 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.: “An Inspector Calls” runs through Nov. 26. Tickets: $40 to $30. (202) 582-0050 or

Wayside Theatre, 7853 Main St., Middletown.”Black Coffee” runs through Nov. Saturday. Tickets: $27 to $22 adults, $10 for children under 17. (540) 869-1776 or


The Alexandria Concert Band of Northern Virginia Community College rehearses at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday. The band has openings in most sections and performs four concerts a year at Schleisinger Concert Hall. (703) 845-6252. To audition, call Dr. Robert Petrella at (703) 845-6252.

The Alexandria Harmonizers meets every Tuesday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Durant Recreation Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. Guests are welcome; auditions held regularly. For membership information, call Bob Sutton at (703) 472-1992 or

The Prince William Community Band meets every Monday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Saunders Middle School. Doors open at 7 p.m. Auditions are not required.

The Youth Orchestras of Prince William Wind Symphony, conducted by Dr. Zuill Bailey, meets from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Mondays during the school year at Gar-Field High School, 14000 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge. The symphony seeks woodwind, brass and percussion players. To audition, call (703) 590-7083 or e-mail [email protected]


The Writer’s Center offers workshops, including journalism, screen writing, play writing, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, writing for young people, translation and travel writing. Majority of workshops will be held at the Bethesda, Md., location, 4508 Walsh St. Other programs will be held at its Virginia locations (Arlington, Leesburg) and Maryland locations (Germantown, Stevensville). (301) 654-8664 or

Gadsby’s Tavern, 134 North Royal St., Alexandria: 18th Century Dance Classes will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 16 at Cost: $30 per series or $12 per class. (703) 838-4242 or


Chinn Aquatics & Fitness Center, 13025 Chinn Park Drive, Woodbridge: Kid’s Night Out will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the third Friday of each month through May 18. Children in grades 1-5 can enjoy a night of games, movies, pizza and crafts. Cost: $15 per child; pre-registration required. (703) 730-1051.

Chinn Aquatics & Fitness Center, 13025 Chinn Park Drive, Woodbridge: Toddler’s Night Out will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the third Friday of each month through May 18. Children ages 1-5 can enjoy a night of games, movies, pizza and crafts. Cost: $10 per child; pre-registration required. (703) 730-1051.

Cobblestones at Fairmont, 8341 Barrett Drive, Manassas: Free senior social, Fridays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Open to all seniors and their families. (703) 392-0102.

Hard Times Cafe, 14389 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge: Texas Hold ’em tournaments every Tuesday at 7 and 10 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Weekly players accumulate points and get the chance to go on to regional and national competitions. Admission is free. (703) 492-2950, or

Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K Ludwig Drive, Woodbridge: Canoe trips offered at 10 a.m. Saturdays and 5 p.m. Sundays. Some moonlit trips available. Cost: $9 per person; reservations required. (703) 583-6904.

Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton: Birding By The Bay, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays to Nov. 25; Marsh March, 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 18 and Nov. 25; Wild For Waterfowl, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 19 and Nov. 26; Amazing Eagles, 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 19 and Nov. 26.(703) 339-2385 or (703) 339-2380.

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 Marcey Road, Arlington: Wild & Lazy Afternoon in the Park, featuring music, artists, crafts, games, nature exhibits and more, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Free.

Ye Olde Dominion Wine Shoppe, 408 Mill St., Occoquan: Free wine tastings offered six days a week and a special event on Saturdays with a local Virginia winery. This month: Fabbioli Wines, Nov. 25. (703) 494-1622 or


The Barbara Bush Republican Women Club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. at Westminster at Lake Ridge, 12191 Clipper Drive. Activities include political and social outreach programs. For more information, call Susan Garrigan, (703) 491-4563.

Borders, 2904 Prince William Parkway, Woodbridge, holds a Writers Group every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the cafe. (703) 897-8100.

Borders, 1220 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, holds a Writers Group every Saturday at 10 a.m. (540) 785-6171.

The Bull Run Troubadours, a barbershop harmony society, meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, Church and Battle streets, Manassas. (703) 730-1292.

The Castle Investment Club, a member of the National Association for Investment Clubs, meets the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in Manassas. New members are welcome. The women’s only club researches and selects stocks. (571) 436-9446.

The Dale City Arts and Crafts Club meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hillendale Firehouse, Dale City. Visitors are welcome. (703) 580-5766.

Epsilon Sigma Alpha International-Beta Tau chapter meets the second Sunday of each month. The group is a nonprofit women’s service organization with the primary purpose of aiding the handicapped. (703) 494-5906.

The Friends of Brentsville holds its monthly meetings on Saturdays in Brentsville One Room School House, 12239 Bristow Road. (703) 361-2318 or

Gainesville Ruritan Club meets the second Thursday of each month at the Evergreen Country Club from 7 to 9 p.m. for fellowship, dinner and a program. For more information, call Jim Stangroom at (703) 754-4914.

Historic Dumfries, Virginia Inc. holds general membership meetings on the second Thursday of August and October at 7 p.m. at the Dumfries Town Hall, 17755 Main St., Dumfries. (703) 221-2218 or e-mail [email protected]

Historic Prince William has general membership meetings on the third Thursday of October, January and April at 7:30 p.m. at Hylton High School and in June (location varies). (703) 670-7250.

The Manassas Art Guild holds meetings every other month at Bull Run Regional Library Community Room, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. Meetings are free and open to the public. The guild is open to any local artist, young or old, beginner or expert. manassasart

The Manassas-Warrenton Camera Club meets the first and third Thursdays of each month, September runs through May at 7:30 p.m. at Manassas City Hall. Seminars, competitions, workshops and field trips are held during the year.

The Mount Vernon Genealogical Society meets at Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Room 112, Alexandria. Free. (703) 360-0920 or

The Prince William Art Society meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Canterbury Woods Community Center, Springwoods Drive and Chaucer Lane, Lake Ridge. Michele Frantz will present “How to Price Artwork” on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. (703) 590-1437 or

The Winchester Connection, a social group for single professionals age 30 and older, holds a social event from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Friday at the Red Roof Inn meeting room, U.S. 50 East and Interstate 81, near Exit 313. A breakfast group meets at 8:30 a.m. Sundays at Perkins Restaurant on Jubal Early Drive, near exit 313. (540) 678-9500.

The Woodbridge Music Club, an affiliate of the National Federation of Music Club, meets the second Tuesday of each month at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1400 G St., Woodbridge. For more information, call president Susan Price at (703) 491-5790.

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