Four Ballets, One Year, One Painter
Through Nov. 5
Artist Web Bryant spent one whole year with the Manassas Ballet Theatre, sketching and painting the dancers. His resulting exhibit captures the ballet company’s year of rehearsals, performances and behind-the-scenes moments. // Center for the Arts at The Candy Factory: 9419 Battle St., Manassas; Free
Sterling Women Pop-Up Happy Hour
Monday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Interested in meeting area men and women who could help advance your business or career? Do so over wine and hors d’oeuvres and also hear from featured guest Carolyn Berrigan, who oversees four small businesses. // Radiance Salon & Medi-Spa: 19305 Winmeade Drive, Leesburg; $20
Monday, 7:30 p.m.
Legendary blues guitarist and singer Buddy Guy brings his brand of Chicago blues to the Birchmere for a one-night only performance. He will be joined with rock, country and blues songwriter Tom Hambridge. // The Birchmere: 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; $115
Beauty and the Beast
See the classic Disney story come to life as it’s adapted to the stage. Relive Belle’s journey to help the Beast become more human as the two fall in love. // Riverside Center for the Performing Arts: 95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg; $69
FOOD & DRINK
Weekday Warrenton Farmers Market
Wednesday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Stock up on locally raised veggies, fruits, meats and more at the Warrenton Farmers Market. This is the last Wednesday the market is open so don’t miss your chance to shop the stalls before the season ends. Warrenton’s Saturday Farmers Market (8 a.m.-noon) runs through Nov. 17. // WARF Parking lot: 800 Waterloo Road, Warrenton; Free
Friday and Saturday, Times vary
Named one of the “10 Comics to Watch” by Variety, Fortune Feimster lives up to that title well. She’s a series regular on The Mindy Project, has appeared on a variety of shows from Glee to Two Broke Girls, and she’s performed on Conan and Late Night with Seth Meyers. For anyone looking to see the next era of comedy, Feimster can’t be missed. // Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse: 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington; $25
FOOD & DRINK
Saturday, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Originally created by a group of German immigrants in 1732, Lovettsville has deep historical ties to German culture. In fact, the town was first known as the “German Settlement.” To celebrate its unique heritage, join in the fun at the town’s annual Oktoberfest, first started in 1994. Enjoy brews in the beer tent and try classic German foods like pretzels and bratwurst. // Town of Lovettsville: 6 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Lovettsville; Free
Annual Harvest Party
Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Kick off fall at Miracle Valley Vineyard. The winery celebrates the season with its annual party, featuring family friendly activities like pumpkin decorating, a photo booth and a caramel apple station. Musician Martha Capone performs from 2-5 p.m. // Miracle Valley Vineyard: 3661 Double J Lane, Delaplane; Free
Fall Fairy Festival
Saturday, noon-5 p.m.
Your little fairies, wizards, goblins, elfs and more will love this Fredericksburg festival. The fanciful event will feature unicorn rides, face painting, a dragon dance, cloggers, a drum circle and more. Make your own fairy house or fairy garden in advance and enter it in the contest to win a cash prize. // Fredericksburg Agricultural Fairgrounds: 2400 Airport Ave., Fredericksburg; $10 (partial proceeds go to local charities)
FOOD & DRINK
Port City Outdoor Oktoberfest Party
Saturday, noon-10 p.m.
Celebrate Oktoberfest at Alexandria’s signature brewery. Live music, food trucks and lederhosen will be part of the event, as well as special offerings from Logan’s Sausage and Das Pretzel house. Other activities will include a stein race, stein hoisting competition and costume contest. // Port City Brewing Company: 3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria; Free
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra’s Season Opener
Saturday, 8 p.m., and Sunday, 3 p.m.
The 2018-2019 Alexandria Symphony Orchestra season—its 75th—opens with work from Michael Torke, Dvorak, Saint-Saens and a finale of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. This performance will also mark the first for ASO’s new music director and conductor, James Ross. The Saturday performance will take place at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, while the Sunday performance will be at the George Washington Masonic Memorial. // Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center: 4915 E. Campus Drive, Alexandria; $5-$80; George Washington Masonic Memorial: 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria; $5-$60
Keyboard Conversations with Jeffery Siegel: Bernstein Birthday Bash
Saturday, 8 p.m.
Leonard Bernstein was one of the largest influencers in the theater industry. Just in time to celebrate Bernstein’s 100th birthday, Jeffrey Siegel will perform excerpts from West Side Story as well as some pieces that inspired Bernstein’s most famous works. // Hylton Performing Arts Center: 10900 University Blvd., Manassas; $26-44
Sunday, Noon-1 p.m.
Drake and Josh actor turned musician, Drake Bell, will visit Vienna with special guest Kira Kosarin. // Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna; $15-25
Arlington Valley Fest ‘18
Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Looking to fill in the gap left after the closure of Capitol City Brewing and its usual Oktoberfest celebration, New District Brewing is hosting its second annual Valley Fest, promoting the arts and, of course, beer present in the Four Mile Run Valley. Entertainers will include Jane Franklin Dance and Justin Trawick & The Common Good. // New District Brewing Company: 2709 S. Oakland St., Arlington; $20