| Folk singer John McCutcheon will be at the Barns at Wolf Trap on Thursday. (Irene Young)|
ALEXANDRIA, VA. - Friday
Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Festival The three-week festival kicks off its 32nd year with an opening reception and continues with art exhibits, plays and concerts throughout the city. Reception begins at 7 p.m. Through May 9. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax City. 703-273-6097. fairfaxva.gov. A fee for some events.
Paul Rodriguez The comedian and actor has entertained audiences for more than three decades. 7:30 and 10 p.m. Through Sunday. Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. 703-486-2345. arlingtondrafthouse.com. $25.
“Guys and Dolls” Students from Herndon High School perform the musical comedy. Opens Friday at 7 p.m. Through Sunday. Herndon High School, 700 Bennett St., Herndon. 703-810-2200. herndondrama.org. $15.
“William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play” The Reduced Shakespeare Company presents an abbreviated version of the Bard’s first manuscript, which was about 100 hours long. 8 p.m. Through Saturday. Reston Community Center, Center Stage, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. 703-476-4500. restoncommunitycenter.com. $25-$50.
“Taking Sides” Port City Playhouse stages the play, written by Ronald Harwood, about the “denazification” tribunal of German conductor and composer Wilhelm Furtwängler in postwar Berlin. 8 p.m. Through May 6. Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Church, 3435 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Falls Church. 703-534-6461. portcityplayhouse.org. $18-$20.
Live Well Loudoun Festival The inaugural festival includes a stage with performances and classes, a Children’s Corner, workshops, exhibits, food, and a beer and wine garden. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Uptown One Loudoun, fields near 20626 Easthampton Plaza, Ashburn. 703-625-6603. livewellfestival.com. Free.
Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival More than 120 vendors will offer flowers, herbs, landscape designs, demonstrations, supplies, children’s activities and food, set up along Market and King streets. Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Leesburg. 703-777-1368. flowerandgarden.org. Free.
Arlington Festival of the Arts The fifth annual outdoor juried festival features more than 100 local and national artists specializing in glass, painting, jewelry, pottery and photography. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Sunday. North Highland Street and Washington Boulevard, Arlington. 561-746-6615. artfestival.com. Free.
Alexandria Historic Homes & Garden Tour Five private homes and gardens will be open as part of the 84th Historic Garden Week. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Various locations in Old Town Alexandria. 703-746-3301. visitalexandriava.com. $25-$55.
Spring Barley Music Fest Samples from 18 breweries, including Devils Backbone and Mad Fox, plus live entertainment and food. Saturday noon-6 p.m. Through Sunday. John Carlyle Square, 300 John Carlyle St., Alexandria. barleymusicfest.com. $25.
Squirrel Nut Zippers with Ozomatli The United Together Tour features the swing revival band from Chapel Hill, N.C., and the six-piece rock band scheduled to release a new album in May. 9 p.m. State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300. thestatetheatre.com. $35-$135.
Alexandria Love Your Pet Day block party Food trucks, children’s entertainment, K-9 demonstrations and information tables along the route, Colvin Street between Roth Street and North Quaker Lane. The day begins at 11 a.m. with a proclamation and ribbon-cutting by the mayor at Wholistic Hound Academy, 18 Roth St., Alexandria. 571-238-9145. facebook.com/alexandrialoveyourpetday. Free.
Bluegrass and Country Festival Andrew Acosta and Friends, the country band Wicked Olde, Fiddlin’ Dan Henderson and Paige Duppestadt on banjo perform at the 10th annual event. 6 p.m. The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax. 703-293-9600. fairfaxva.gov. Free.
Richard Thompson The singer-songwriter, named one of the top 20 guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine’s David Fricke, performs. 7 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. hyltoncenter. org. $30-$50.
“Judgment at Nuremberg” L.A. Theatre Works stages the radio-style production based on the Academy Award-winning movie. 7 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. $26-$44.
Local H with Collider The rock duo Scott Lucas and Ryan Harding perform. 8 p.m. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-255-1566. jamminjava.com. $15-$25.
Potomac Nationals The first of three games against Frederick. 7:05 p.m. G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium, 7 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge. 703-590-2311. milb.com. $2-$16.
Fairfax High School Jazz Band “Springtime Swingtime” by the jazz band. 7 p.m. Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-273-6097. fairfaxva.gov. Free.
Idan Raichel The Israeli singer-songwriter, who has collaborated with Dave Matthews and Alicia Keys, performs in a blend of Hebrew, Arabic and Ethiopian dialects. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 877-965-3872. wolftrap.org. $45-$55.
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