The Julian Bliss Septet
March 1, 8 p.m.
Take a stroll down Tin Pan Alley with clarinetist Julian Bliss and his band as they play the works of George Gershwin, including “Rhapsody in Blue.” // Hylton Performing Arts Center: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas; $28-$46
March 2, 7 p.m.
With their signature blend of classic and Southern rock, the band that wrote “All for You” continues to keep things rolling as they perform in Leesburg. // Tally Ho Theater: 19 W. Market St., Leesburg; $25-$75
Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Tesoros Hispanos
March 2, 7:30 p.m.
This concert honors composers from Spain and Latin America, and will feature classical guitarist Adam Kossler performing Joaquín Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez.” // Hylton Performing Arts Center: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas; $16-$20
March 3, 7 p.m.
Previously seen on The Voice, singer-songwriter Rebecca Loebe is on tour across the U.S. and Europe for her latest album, “Give Up Your Ghosts.” // Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna; $15
Madeleine Peyroux & Paula Cole
March 7, 7:30 p.m.
Two of jazz’s powerhouse women share the stage in this special concert, highlighting some of their latest work. // The Birchmere: 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; $59.50
Laura & Linda Benanti: The Story Goes On
March 9, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Two generations of Broadway stars, Laura Benanti and her mother Linda, bring some of their favorite tunes from the Great White Way to Wolf Trap. // The Barns at Wolf Trap: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna; $40-$45
March 9, 9 p.m.
Music legend Neil Young doesn’t look to be coming to the DMV in the near future, but this highly praised tribute band will make a stop in NoVA this month. // The State Theatre: 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church; $18
Street Corner Symphony
March 14, 7:30 p.m.
Able to sing anything from gospel and barbershop to rock and pop, Nashville natives Street Corner Symphony are an a cappella group that is able to get any age of audience tapping their feet. // Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna; $20
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
March 15, 8 p.m.
This duo, both formerly of Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble band, showcases its talents in the Americana style of music that it is best known for. // The Barns at Wolf Trap: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna; $25-$30
NSO at Mount Vernon
March 19, 7 p.m.
The final performance of a three-part series at the home of our nation’s founding father. // George Washington’s Mount Vernon: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon; $65
March 22, 7:30 p.m.
Get funky with the Ohio Players, who bring back memories of the ’70s when they perform some of their classic hits, including “Fire” and “Love Rollercoaster.” // The Birchmere: 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; $65
Sitkovetsky Trio & Sean Lee
March 24, 3 p.m.
Exploring some classic Viennese music that has become even more popular through the movies, the Sitkovestky Trio and violinist Sean Lee, in their debut at The Barns, will play Beethoven, Schubert and Korngold. // The Barns at Wolf Trap: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna; $40
An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash
March 25-28, 8 p.m.
One-third of the famous band Crosby, Stills & Nash, Graham Nash shares stories of his incredible career and plays some of its biggest hits, like “Teach Your Children” and “Chicago.” // The Barns at Wolf Trap: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna; $85-$95
March 27, 7:30 p.m.
An American Idol runner-up, David Archuleta went from impressing the judges to music fans throughout the world, having released multiple high-selling albums. // The Birchmere: 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; $29.50
March 29, 8 p.m.
Coming off an eight-year hiatus and the release of their 2018 album Magic Ship, the folk trio of Amelia Meath, Molly Erin Sarlé and Alexandra Sauser-Monning make their Wolf Trap debut. // The Barns at Wolf Trap: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna; $25-$30
The Cherry People
March 30, 7 p.m.
DC’s very own The Cherry People are set to give their final performances, with original members Chris and Doug Grimes and Jan Zukowski reuniting with Corey Holland and Michael Fath. // Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna; $20
Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival 2019
March 30, 7:30 p.m.
The Birchmere will host the mid-Atlantic regionals of this national competition. Vienna’s Up All Night Quartet, who won the 2018 mid-Atlantic regionals, returns to host. // The Birchmere: 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; $29.50
Mark Morris Dance Group
March 1-2, 8 p.m.
This contemporary dance company premieres a pair of new works for NoVA audiences set to the music of Franz Schubert’s “Trout Quintet” and the music of Lou Harrison. // George Mason Center for the Arts: 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax; $30-$50
Thunder Knocking on the Door
Through March 3, Times vary
Highlighting the music of three-time Grammy-winner Keb’Mo’, a mysterious blues guitarist challenges a blind girl to a contest. If she wins she can regain her sight. // Creative Cauldron: 410 S. Maple Ave., Suite 116, Falls Church; $20-$55
March 7-9, Times vary
Instantly recognizable from his roles in some of the bigger TV and film comedies over the last 30 years (The Big Bang Theory, Seinfeld, Funny People and more) Posehn is one of Drafthouse’s headliners this month. // Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse: 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington; $20
Manassas Ballet Theatre: A Fantasque Evening
March 8-10, Times vary
This two-act performance will feature original choreography during the first half of the production, followed by the story of a world-famous toymaker in La Boutique Fantasque. // Hylton Performing Arts Center: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas; $25-$65
Through March 10, Times vary
The classic tale of Cyrano de Bergerac gets the Synetic treatment in this silent production of the love triangle between Cyrano, Christian and Roxanne. // Synetic Theatre: 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington; $15-$50
The Color Purple
March 13-May 5, Times vary
The musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and the Steven Spielberg film) tells the empowering story of Celie with a soundtrack of jazz, gospel and blues songs. // Riverside Center for the Performing Arts: 95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg; $69 (adults), $64 (seniors), $45 (3-12)
You Can’t Take It With You
Through March 16, Times vary
This Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows two wildly different families whose worlds collide in hilarious ways when their children become engaged. // The Little Theatre of Alexandria: 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria; $21-$24
It’s Not You, It’s Me
March 20-23, Times vary
The famous Second City troupe laughs at love in this series of sketches and improvisation that looks at heartbreaks and missed connections from a comedic perspective. // The Barns at Wolf Trap: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna; $30-$35
Alice in Wonderland
March 22-April 14, Times vary
Travel down the rabbit hole in this classic tale of Alice and her adventures as she meets the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts. // Creative Cauldron: 410 S. Maple Ave., Suite 116, Falls Church; $12-$18
Virginia Opera: Madama Butterfly
March 23-24, Times vary
For the final production of its season, the Virginia Opera performs the tragic tale of Madama Butterfly and her relationship with an American Naval officer. // George Mason Center for the Arts: 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax; $54-$110
The Capitol Steps
March 24, 6 p.m.
One of the most popular acts from the DC area, the Capitol Steps take their firsthand experiences to offer a satirical look at the politicians on the Hill through songs and skits. // Tally Ho Theater: 19 W. Market St., Leesburg; $30-$35
March 24, 8 p.m.
How do you do comedy when your mouth is covered with tape? That’s the trick for the aptly named Tape Face, who’s unique style is a mix of mime and prop comedy. // The State Theatre: 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church; $30-$125
Dance Gala Concert
March 29-31, Times vary
See George Mason’s dancers perform technically demanding and intensely driven work from renowned choreographers, who include Nacho Duato, Andonis Foniadakis and Lucinda Childs this year. // George Mason Center for the Arts Concert Hall: 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax & Hylton Performing Arts Center: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas; $28 (adults), $15 (students and seniors)
American Shakespeare Center on Tour
March 30-31, Times vary
Staunton’s popular Shakespeare company will give three performances of classic theater, including Sophocles’ Antigone and the Bard’s The Comedy of Errors and The Winter’s Tale. // The Alden: 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean; $40
Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity
Through April 7, Times vary
This world premiere follows three women—an art restorer, her nurse and their military captor—trapped in a ravaged museum during a brutal war. // Signature Theatre: 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington; $40-$98
Fifty Shades of Green: Painting from Life
March 7-April 15
Nova Plein Air Artists, a collective group that like to paint outdoors, display some of their latest works, including still life, genre and portraiture. A Meet the Artists reception will take place on March 23. // Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory: 9419 Battle St., Manassas; Free
Featuring all types of media works, more than 200 pieces from the Metro-DC region will be displayed and available for purchase for $150 at this popular annual sale. // Target Gallery: 105 N. Union St., Alexandria; Free
Through March 10
The exhibit’s artworks explore how contrasting colors can work together, or the dynamics of positive and negative space. // Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery: 105 N. Union St., Alexandria; Free
Ninth Anniversary Gala Silent Art Auction Exhibition
Explore works from local and regional artists during exhibition hours (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and place bids on anything that catches your fancy. // Hylton Performing Arts Center: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas; Free
Randy Akers: Scars on the Land
Through April 21
Akers’ work centers around pieces of land that are often messy, dirty and in forms of disrepair, and his work attempts to reflect that in bold ways. // Workhouse Arts Center: 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton; Free
The Photographs of Lewis Hine
Through May 5
Known as the father of American documentary photography, the exhibit of Lewis Wickes Hine’s work features rare vintage prints, including some of the construction of the Empire State Building. // Museum of the Shenandoah Valley: 901 Amherst St., Winchester; Free
Veterans and the Arts Initiative: Papermaking Workshop
Saturdays, 9 a.m.
Every Saturday during the month of March, Patrick Sargent, retired from the United States Air Force, will lead a workshop on papermaking. // Hylton Performing Arts Center: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas; Free
Fredericksburg Area Museum Reopening
March 1, 5-8 p.m.
The newly renovated Fredericksburg Area Museum will welcome back patrons with a pair of new exhibits, If These Walls Could Talk and People & Their Pets, as well as updates to permanent exhibits. // Fredericksburg Area Museum: 907 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg; Free
Stories of Preservation and Progress Speaker Series: Women’s History Month
March 13, 3-4 p.m.
Lillian Orlich, who worked as a teacher and counselor at Osbourn Park High School for 64 years, shares her memories from her career in honor of Women’s History Month. // 9101 Prince William St., Manassas; Free
March 14, 7-9 p.m.
The author of Mosby’s Raids in Civil War Northern Virginia, William Connery details John Mosby’s success during the Civil War and his impact on the American military beyond that. // The Athenaeum: 201 Prince St., Alexandria; $15
Combat Art Gallery
Through April 2019
With last year being the Centennial of the end of World War I, view pieces of art that depict the story of the Marines and sailors who fought and died in battle. // National Museum of the Marine Corps: 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle; Free
The Feminine Side of the Tavern Tour
Saturdays, 10-11 a.m.
Celebrating Women’s History Month, explore the roles that woman played in tavern life, a place that was commonly assumed to be just for men. // Gadsby’s Tavern Museum: 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria; $15
Super Pet Expo
March 15-17, Times vary
It’s all pets at the Dulles Expo Center when national exhibitors, educators and adoption reps set up shop for the latest and greatest for your furry friends. // Dulles Expo Center: 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly; $8-$20
FOOD & DRINK
32nd Annual YMCA Chocolates Galore & More
March 1, 6:30-11 p.m.
Loudoun’s most popular restaurants compete in a number of categories with their desserts and hors d’oeurves, including Best Taste and Best Presentation. // Lansdowne Resort and Spa: 44050 Woodridge Parkway, Leesburg; $65
March Madness Wine Tasting
March 1-March 31
It’s March, which means it’s time to fill out a bracket, but instead of basketball teams, pick your favorite wines during a tasting from Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery and crown a champ. // Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery: 275 Decatur Road, Stafford; $7
Gray Ghost Winery Annual Barrel Tasting
March 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Experience what it is like to taste wine as it is developing straight from the barrel at Gray Ghost’s underground barrel room. This will also be the only chance to reserve futures of Gray Ghost’s 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon. // Gray Ghost Vineyards and Winery: 14706 Lee Highway, Amissville; $20
Wine at Wolf Trap
March 2, 6 p.m.
With a five-course dinner from chef and restaurateur Cathal Armstrong, the annual spring event includes a silent auction for rare wines and unique dining experiences. // The Barns at Wolf Trap: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna; Seats start at $500
Crooked Run Brewing Company Beer & Bacon Dinner
March 7, 7 p.m.
Find out why bacon and beer are such a great combination with a five-course dinner that was created in collaboration with Leesburg’s Crooked Run Brewing // Magnolias at the Mill: 198 N. 21st St., Purcellville; $90
March 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 3-6 p.m.
Crazy for chocolate? Learn more about it, make some chocolate-themed desserts, enjoy a wine and chocolate pairing and more at this special event. // Chefscape Leesburg: 1602 Village Market Blvd. SE, Suite 115, Leesburg; $10-$20
Black Glass Blind Tasting
March 9-10, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Put your palate to the test by participating in a blind taste test. See if you can decipher what the wine is based solely on its aroma and taste. // Fox Meadow Winery: 3310 Freezeland Road, Linden; $20
VA Terrior: Exploring Virginia’s Identity in the World of Wines
March 16, 1-3 p.m.
There are ample opportunities to sample Virginia wine throughout NoVA, but find out what makes Virginia wine different from the rest of the world with Jason Murray, Arterra Wines owner and winemaker, and sommelier Dale Clemence. // Arterra Wines: 1808 Leeds Manor Road, Delaplane; $45
Art on the Vine
March 22, 7-10 p.m.
Mix wine and art at this special global wine tasting party, where the ticket allows you to view all artwork and receive eight wine tasting tags. // The Art League: 105 N. Union St., Alexandria; $55
VA vs. The World
March 30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Virginia wines get put to the test against some world-class wines in a blind comparison tasting. // Little Washington Winery: 72 Christmas Tree Lane, Washington; $40
Mardi Gras Party
March 1, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Make it a Fat Friday with Tysons Biergarten, who will have all the beads you can want and encourages masks, feather boas and wigs to celebrate Mardi Gras in style. // Tysons Biergarten: 8346 Leesburg Pike, Tysons; Free
Let Me Break You Up: An Anti-Dating Game Show
March 1, 7:30 p.m.
If you’re sure that the person you are with is your soulmate, put that to the test as comedian Carly Ann Filbin hosts this competition for couples. // Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse: 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington; $20
Women’s Adventure Film Tour
March 6, 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate fantastic and amazing women throughout the world who do extraordinary things through a series of short films. // Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse: 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington; $15
24th Annual National Capital Boat Show
March 8-10, Times vary
Branded as the largest boat show in the region, get ready to hit the water this year by exploring the latest in water sport equipment, electronics and, of course, boats. // Dulles Expo Center: 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly; $10
Civil War, WWI, WWII & Antique Weapons Show
March 29-30, Times vary
Northern Virginia Relic Hunters Association display some of the rare memorabilia that it has collected from the Civil War through World War II. // Fredericksburg Expo Center: 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg; $8
NoVA Teen Book Festival
March 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
For the sixth year, teens can explore the latest books from the young adult genre and hear from local and national authors. // George C. Marshall High School: 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church; Free
March 30, 1-3 p.m.
Go fly a kite on the lush green of Three Fox Vineyards. Prizes will be given out for Best in Show, Most Creative Kite, Most Time Aloft and more. // Three Fox Vineyards: 10100 Three Fox Lane, Delaplane; Free