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Calendar: December 22nd – 28th

Live Music

Thursday, December 22nd

Karl Stoll & Linwood Taylor Show. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 8:00 p.m. (703) 241-9504

Maysa. Birchmere Hall (3701 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria). 7:30 p.m. (703) 549-7500)

Friday, December 23rd

Dead Musician Stew. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 8:30 p.m. (703) 241-9504

Brook Yoder. Clare & Don’s Beach Shack (130 N Washington St, Falls Church) 5:30 p.m. (703) 532-9283

John Kadelcik’s Furthurmore. The State Theatre (220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA) 7:00 p.m. (703) 237-0300

John Kadlecik is an American guitarist and founding member as the lead guitarist for the Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra. A new album called “On The Road” came out on November 23rd. He will be performing at the State Theatre at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 23rd. (Photo: Mike Weinstein)

Spike Burton. Solace Outpost (444 W Broad St., Falls Church). 8:00 p.m. (571) 378-1469

Franklin Music. Dogwood Tavern (132 W. Broad Street, Falls Church). 9:30 a.m. (703) 237-8333

Charles Esten w/ N’est Pas. Birchmere Hall (3701 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria). 7:30 p.m. (703) 549-7500)

Theatre/Arts

Thursday, December 22nd

Which Way to the Stage. A playful yet profound comedy about friendship, ambition, and what happens when dreams fall just out of reach. Broadway superfans Jeff and Judy eagerly await their idol Idina Menzel after her performance in If/Then at the stage door every night. But when a sexy stranger enters the scene and upends their decades-long friendship, the musical theater aficionados have to go off book to rewrite their own finale. Performed at Signature Theatre until January 22nd. 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

“Which Way to the Stage” is a playful yet profound comedy about friendship, ambition and what happens when dreams fall just out of reach. Showing at Signature Theatre. (Photo: Jen Buzzell)

Friday, December 23rd

Wicked. The Broadway sensation looks at what happened in the Land of Oz… from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships… until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” Performed at the Kennedy Center. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.