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"Fiction Reading," UMW, Combs Hall, Room 139. By Lee Zacharias, author of "Helping Muriel Make It Through the Night" and "Lessons." Followed by a reception and book signing. 5 p.m. Free. 540/654-1393.
Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Road, Culpeper. "Gold Diggers of 1933" (1933): A millionaire-turned-composer rescues unemployed Broadway show people with his new play. With Dick Powell, Warren William, Joan Blondell and Ruby Keller. Musical comedy-drama. Black-and-white. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations encouraged. 540/827-1079, ext. 79994.
Carolina Shag Dancing, Shannon's Bar & Grille, 2801 Plank Road, Fredericksburg. Sponsored by Battlefield Boogie Club. Free lessons at 7:30 p.m., dance until 10 p.m. 540/786-8321.
"James and the Giant Peach," King George High School, 10100 Foxes Way. Where did the bugs come from and how did they end up together in a peach? Dinner 5:30 p.m., pre-show 6 p.m., show 7 p.m. Activities and games during intermission. Runs through Feb. 2.
"Ain't Misbehavin'," Riverside Center Dinner Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Falmouth. Doors open at 6 p.m., play begins at 8 p.m. Runs through March 10. 540/370-4300; riversidedt.com.
Auditions, Hope Christian Fellowship, 4173 Bludau Drive, Warrenton. Fauquier Community Theatre will hold auditions for "The King and I" to be performed in May. Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m. for teens and adults; Feb. 2, 10 a.m. for children and 2 p.m. for teens and adults. fctstage.org.
Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. "Dinner at Eight" (1933): An all-star ensemble cast of some of MGM's biggest stars appear in this comedy-drama based on the Broadway hit by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. With Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Billie Burke and Lee Tracy. Black-and-white. See Jan. 31 listing.
Intuition Band, UMW, Lee Hall, The Underground. Featuring a tribute to blues, R&B and soul music. 7 p.m. Free. 540/654-1044.
"Laughing Stock," Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge. Performed by the Castaways Repertory Theatre. 8 p.m. $14, seniors/students $11, ages 12 and younger $7. Runs through Feb. 10. 703/508-5418; castawaystheatre.org.
DOWN ON THE FARM:
LibertyTown Arts Workshop is putting the spotlight on painter Randolph Gatling in February. The former student of Ed King has just begun showing his work. "Randolph Gatling: Art on Canvas" opens Friday and runs through Feb. 24. Come meet the artist and enjoy other works during the First Friday reception, 5-9 p.m., at 916 Liberty St. 540/371-7255; libertytownarts.com.