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Enjoy a lovely fall weekend with Stifel & Capra's October visiting artist, Creative Cauldron's musical review, a screening of Corpse Bride, 80s band The English Beat at State Theatre, the family-friendly Mutts n Munchkins fundraiser and the Virginia Chamber Orchestra's season opener.

October Visiting Artist at Stifel & Capra: Mary Brophy Marcus: In the Alcove Gallery on the second floor is Mary Brophy Marcus. A Fine Art and English major in college, Mary now works as a journalist by day and paints at night. Her influences are the artists who painted in France in the late 1800s and early 20th century, street/graffiti art, folk art from around the world and the sea. 
Friday, Oct. 12 - Wed. Oct. 31, times vary; Free
Second Floor in the Alcove Gallery at Stifel & Capra, 260 West Broad St.; 703-533-3557 

Cole Porter: You're the Top!: Catch a performance of this musical review featuring Cole Porter standards like "Take Me Back to Manhattan" and "I Get a Kick Out of You." This original Creative Cauldron production follows Porter from Paris in the roaring '20s to Broadway and Hollywood's Golden Age. Sean Thompson (Edgar Allen Poe in the Cauldron’s critically-acclaimed Nevermore) and Helen Hayes Award-winner Carolyn Cole (Women of the Blues) star in this smashing season opener!
Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. - Sunday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m.; $20-$22
410 South Maple Ave.; 571-239-5288

Corpse Bride: Catch a screening of Tim Burton's PG-rated family Halloween movie about a shy groom who can't get rid of a deceased young woman convinced that she's married to him after he accidentally practices his wedding vows in front of her grave. Bring a sweater to Vienna's Glyndon Park and enjoy this spooky, family-friendly film.
Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m.; Free
Glyndon Park, 300 Glyndon St. NE Vienna, VA; 703-255-6360

The English Beat: The British ska band will perform hits like "Save It for Later," "Mirror in the Bathroom" and "I Confess" at the State Theatre. Paul Collins will perform with the band. 18+ show.
Friday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. doors and 9 p.m. show; $30
220 N. Washington St.; 703-237-0300

Mutts n Munchkins: This crafty kids' fundraiser features dancing dogs by Virginia Foxtrotters, a raffle sponsored by Dogma Bakery, an appearance by local celebrity K9 Fanny and his owner, a K9 massage therapy demo, live music, dogs for adoption and craft and activity tables. All proceeds from tickets ($1.00 = 1 ticket) support Service Dogs of Virginia.
Sunday, Oct. 14, 1-4 p.m.; Free entrance
Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave.; 703-371-9800

Music Gems from France: Don't miss the opening concert of the Virginia Chamber Orchestra's 42nd season featuring Debussy's Danses Sacrée et Profane and works by Bizet, Fauré, Ravel, Tansman and Pierné. "Music Gems from France" will feature harp soloist Susan Robinson and guest conductor David Grandis.
Sunday, Oct. 14, 4 p.m.; $20-$25
Ernst Community Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College's Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Tnpk. Annandale, VA; 703-960-3772

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