Thursday, March 29
“Life of Galileo,” Theater at Mason performs a play by Bertholt Brecht about the intersection of society, science and religion. 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sunday, through April 7, George Mason University, Harris Theater, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. $15-$20; students, $7.50-$10. 703-993-8888.
Fairfax bingo, no smoking, dinner sold, sponsored by the Arlington-Fairfax Elks. Proceeds go to scholarships and other Elks Lodge charities. Doors open, 5:30 p.m; early bird bingo, 6:30 p.m.; regular bingo, 7:30 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays, Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd. Early bird minimum, $6; regular bingo, $14 for six face cards. 703-560-2188.
Springfield bingo, for age 16 and older. Youths 16 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult. No smoking, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department, 7011 Backlick Rd. $10-$25. 703-541-3139.
ESL program registration,English as a Second Language classes for adults, register for the spring term of beginner to advanced classes, which meet 8-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning April 10. An optional basic computer skills class is offered to intermediate and advanced ESL students, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and at the same time, a Citizenship Preparation Class is offered to intermediate and advanced students eligible to apply for citizenship. Register, 7 p.m. Thursday, St. Mark Christian Formation Center, second floor, 9972 Vale Rd., Vienna. $20 (cash) per course, for the 10-week semester. New students must also purchase a textbook. 703-300-3936 (English or Spanish), 703-994-8510 (Korean) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, March 30
U.S. Air Force Band Singing Sergeants, 7:30 p.m., W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Free. 202-767-5658 or www.usafband.af.mil.
“Side Man,” play about turmoil in the family of a jazz musician as his career crumbles during the early rock era. 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, through April 22, 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Rd., McLean. $25. 703-854-1856 or www.1ststagetysons.org.
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a musical comedy by the Workhouse Theatre. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 6. No performance April 21, Workhouse Arts Center, Building W-3, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. $20; students and seniors, $15. 703-495-0001 or www.workhousearts.org.
Mason Dance Company gala concert, showcasing two sections of “Swing Shift” by David Parsons, Christopher d’Amboise’s “Full Circle,” Mark Morris’s “Bedtime” and a reconstruction of Part I of Bill T. Jones’s “D-Man in the Waters.” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. $20; students and seniors, $12. 703-993-8888.
Saturday, March 31
Symposium on archaeology and the Civil War, information presented by specialists in the fields of archaeology and history, sponsored by the Friends of Fairfax County Archaeology and the Fairfax County Park Authority’s Cultural Resources Management and Protection Branch. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., James Lee Community Center, 2855-A Annandale Rd., Falls Church. Free. 703 534-3881, Ext. 404.
Virginia General Assembly discussion, Social Action Linking Together will host a discussion by Northern Virginia legislators on the 2012 General Assembly, and Michael Cassidy of the Commonwealth Institute will discuss “Time to Invest in a Virginia That Works for Everyone.” 9-11:15 a.m., American Legion Post 180, 330 Center St. N., Vienna. Free. 703-938-9535, www.s-a-l-t.org or email@example.com.
“Sinbad: The Untold Tale,” sword fights, flying carpets and genies are featured in a story performed by Studio 3 Theatre for Young Audiences. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, Youth Arts Center, Building W-3, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. $12; age 11 and younger, $8. 703-495-0001 or www.workhousearts.org.
Vienna used book sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-938-0405.
Vienna museum egg roll, for children 12 and younger and their parents, bring a basket and search for eggs, visit the Easter Bunny and listen to a storyteller. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Freeman Store and Museum, 131 Church St. NE, Vienna. Free. 703-938-5187 or www.historicviennainc.org.
Workhouse art reception, for an exhibit of works by local and regional artists. 2-4 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. Free. 703-495-0001 or www.workhousearts.org.
Ceramic art reception, meet Judith Kornett at a reception for her exhibit “In Medusa’s Company,” featuring ceramic figurative sculpture. 3-5 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria area. Free. 703-845-6156.