Laugh your troubles away. Comedian Michael Che — a Manhattan native and one of BuzzFeed's "50 Hottest Men in Comedy" — will perform two shows at the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. Doors are at 9:30 p.m., show starts at 10 on both Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets: $20.
Join jazz pianist and musicologist John Eaton at the Alden at 1 p.m. Saturday for Jazz Masters with John Eaton, an "entertaining and insightful afternoon that combines Eaton’s peerless knowledge of the Great American Songbook, hilarious commentary, and elegant, ultra-tasteful renditions of jazz standards, both popular and obscure," according to its event listing. Saturday's seminar is called, "Irving Berlin: The Founding Father." Seminars are free. No reservation is required.
Saturday is West Coast Swing Night at the Colvin Run Dance Hall in Great Falls. Dance to your favorite music featuring guest instructor Arjay Centeno. Centeno will teach an intermediate West Coast Swing lesson from 7 to 8 p.m., and the dance itself is 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cost: $15. More info here.
This weekend is “Super Science Saturday” at the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly. Participants can view demonstrations and check out hands-on activities related to science, technology, and engineering. The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center on 14390 Air & Space Museum Way. Admission is free, parking is $15.
Need to get rid of some unwanted electronics? It’s Electric Sunday in Fairfax County this Saturday. There is no charge for Fairfax County residents to recycle televisions, computers and peripheral devices. The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the I-66 transfer station on 4618 W. Ox Road in Fairfax.