20 things to do this week: March 5-11

Performances by David Archuleta and Edwin McCain, a celebration of International Women’s Day, and the 23rd Annual National Capital Boat Show.

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Edwin McCain // Photo courtesy of The Birchmere

FOOD + DRINK
Fairfax City Restaurant Week
Monday-Saturday
Enjoy diverse offerings and support the Fairfax restaurant community by participating in restaurant week. Select restaurants will offer a $35 three-course dinner menu and a $20 three-course lunch or brunch menu. // Various locations in Fairfax

MUSIC
David Archuleta
Monday, 7:30 p.m.
Once American Idol’s baby-faced, teenage crooner, Archuleta achieved post-show success with the pop jam “Crush” in 2008. Since his first album, Archuleta has released an additional six studio albums, including 2017’s Postcards in the Sky, led by the singles “Up All Night” and “Invincible.” // The Birchmere: 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; birchmere.com

SPECIAL EVENT
“No More” Domestic Abuse or Sexual Assault Week Film Screening
Tuesday, 5-7 p.m.
As part of the No More campaign to end sexual assault and domestic violence, Northern Virginia Community College hosts a screening of a documentary on abuse, paired with a discussion session with local speakers. // Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus: 5000 Dawes Ave., Room AA196, Alexandria

ART EXHIBITS
Circalyans: Warriors of the Untime
Opens Tuesday
Veteran and portrait photographer Donnamaria R. Jones drew inspiration for this exhibit from the unbreakable spirit of warriors in the past, present and her vision of the future. Through this, she has created her own collective of conquerors: the Circalyan Warriors, who defy time. The large-scale panels of her work help show the pure domination of her combatants. // The Candy Factory: 9419 Battle St., Manassas

FOOD + DRINK
AhSo Ramen Pop-Up
Wednesday, 5-11 p.m.
After seeing success from their first ramen pop-up event, Brambleton’s AhSo, a restaurant focused on wine pairings and whose name appropriately nods to a tool used to open wine when a corkscrew won’t do, has decided to make its ramen and whisky night a weekly $17 event. // AhSo: 22855 Brambleton Plaza, Brambleton

SPECIAL EVENTS
Wednesday is for Writing
Wednesday, 6-8 p.m.
Relive the glory of a handcrafted note on real paper with real pens at a session of Penny Post’s Correspondence Club. A pen “expert” will showcase some of the latest creations from Sakura, Delfonics and others. // Penny Post: 1201 King St., Alexandria

MUSIC
An Evening with Edwin McCain
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Since the hit love song “I’ll Be” landed on mainstream radio in 1998, Edwin McCain has been steadily releasing new music. His most recent release is the three-track, 2016 release O Edwin, Where Art Thou? // The Birchmere: 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria

MUSIC
International Women’s Day Celebration
Thursday, 7-10 p.m.
Celebrate Women’s Day with Russian romances performed by soprano Olga Orlovskaya and baritone Peter Slutsky in original arrangements by classical guitarist Anna Kusner. // Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center: 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax

PERFORMING ARTS
Much Ado About Nothing
Opens Friday, 7:30 p.m.
In this cherished play by William Shakespeare, Prince Don Pedro and his two followers Benedick and Claudio take a trip to Messina, where love, friendship and trickery ensue. // Fauquier Community Theatre: 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton

MUSIC
The 7th D.C. Bluegrass Festival
Friday-Saturday, Times Vary
The seventh annual D.C. Bluegrass Festival includes performances by the Tim O’Brien Band, the Gibson Brothers, the Becky Buller Band and more. There will also be workshops for musicians and the Mid-Atlantic Bluegrass Band Competition. // Sheraton Tysons Hotel: 8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner

FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS
23rd Annual National Capital Boat Show
Friday-Sunday
Boat dealers from all over the region will bring their magnificent crafts to land at a show that will display everything from johnboats to yachts, plus all the other paraphernalia associated with crafting a palace upon the water: insurance, financing, repair, maintenance and boat safety. // Dulles Expo Center: 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly

PERFORMING ARTS
Swan Lake
Friday-Sunday, Times Vary
Presented by the Manassas Ballet Theatre and its orchestra, Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet shares the story of Odette and Prince Siegfried—and the horrid curse cast upon them by the sorcerer Baron Von Rothbart. // Hylton Performing Arts Center: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas

ART EXHIBITS
March150: 8th Annual Special Exhibition & Art Sale
Sneak Peak: Friday, 7-11 p.m.; Show opens Saturday
Target Gallery’s annual exhibition and art sale returns, with all proceeds benefiting future Target Gallery exhibitions and the Torpedo Factory as a whole. On March 23, the Art Party will discount artwork to $100. And the night before the exhibition opens, visitors can gain a sneak peek of the works from 7-11 p.m. // Torpedo Factory: 105 N. Union St., Alexandria

SPECIAL EVENT
Ice-Breaker Bass Tournament
Saturday, 8 a.m.
Take to the river and join in The Weekend Bassers Fishing Club’s winter bass tournament. Check in at 8 a.m. and fish your heart out until the 3 p.m. weigh-in. Proceeds will benefit the Kid’s Fishing Derby held June 2. // Motts Run Reservoir: 6600 River Road, Fredericksburg

FAMILY
NoVA Teen Book Festival
Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
For an entire day, the halls and rooms of Washington-Lee High School turn into a literary wonder focused on teens, with panels, writing workshops (pre-registration required), breakout sessions, book signings, sales and more with renowned and award-winning young adult authors. Keynote speaker Anna-Marie McLemore (Wild Beauty), A.C. Gaughen (Reign the Earth), Arvin Ahmadi (Down and Across), Atia Abawi (A Land of Permanent Goodbyes) and more than two dozen other authors will be in attendance, participating in panels and signing books. // Washington-Lee High School: 1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington

SPECIAL EVENT
Manassas St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, 11 a.m.
Starting at Quarry Road, Irish dancers, Northern Virginia Firefighters Emerald Society Pipe and Drum, Washington Scottish Pipe and Drum, Fairfax County Sheriff’s Coalition Pipe and Drum, the Marine Corps Color Guard and other organizations take to the city streets to celebrate Irish heritage. // Old Town Manassas

MUSEUM
From Opha May to Today: A Women’s History Month Program
Saturday, Noon-3 p.m.
Celebrate the first woman to enter the Marine Corps, Opha May Johnson, and all the women who have since served or are currently serving, at this free and family-friendly event. // National Museum of the Marine Corps: 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle

MUSIC
Romeo Santos
Saturday, 8 p.m.
Latin music artist and “The King of Bachata” Romeo Santos is back with his Golden Tour, named after his 2017 album Golden, his third solo album since parting with former band Aventura. Golden features the single “Heroe Favorito” and collaborations from artists such as Swizz Beatz and Daddy Yankee. // EagleBank Arena: 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax

MUSEUM
How Do We Remember the French and Indian War?
Sunday, 2 p.m.
Patrick Murphy, author of The French & Indian War in Shenandoah County: Life on the Inner Frontier, 1752-1766, discusses the battles that came the closest to Loudoun County, focusing on how we remember the war today. // Lovettsville Historical Society and Museum: 4 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Lovettsville

TOTS
Complete Dogness
Sunday, 4 p.m.
Incorporating spoken word, movement and music, the Jane Franklin Dance Company presents a story of a little dog with not-so-great habits; eating things she shouldn’t is her forte. But all is not lost as the dog and her new family learn how to adjust. // Athenaeum: 201 Prince St., Alexandria

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