Fairfax County Events

Events

Upcoming Fairfax County, Virginia Events 

We have the latest information on what to do while staying in Fairfax, VA. Our updated events listings for Virginia provide travelers and visitors with the latest details for upcoming festivals, concerts, art performances, sporting events, and more. 

Visit our events calendar to browse events by category and date. We're sure that no matter what, you'll find something entertaining to do.

 

Featured Events

Washington West Film Festival

Oct 22 - Oct 26, Bow Tie Cinemas Reston Town Center

Recurring daily
Address: 11940 Market St, Reston, VA
Times: Times Vary - Check Website For Details
Admission: Ticket Prices Vary - Check Website For Details
Anchored in the Washington, DC metropolitan area's sophisticated technology and wine region, the Washington West Film Festival invites filmmakers, film lovers, industry professionals, and the media alike to experience a breathtaking autumn in and around one of the most influential places on earth.  "Story can change the world" is Washington West's mantra. Selected films - with their diverse genres and themes - are the medium from which our audiences are invited to enter the world of story themselves. This is accomplished when 100% of Washington West's box office net proceeds are given each year to projects committed to alleviating hunger, disease, displacement, or poor education around the world.

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Blood and Guts Run

Oct 25, Bull Run Regional Park

Address: 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA
Times: 9am - 2pm
Admission: $79
Participants will trudge through a 5k (approximately) obstacle course while dodging a horde of zombies. The zombies will shoot runners with blood-filled water guns throughout the run. The obstacles are low to moderate risk and are designed for runners of all ages and ability levels. Runners are encouraged to wear a costume or white shirt. There will be prizes for wildest individual, couple, and team costumes. Prizes will also be awarded for bloodiest and muddiest runners. Runners will have access to live music and a DJ dance party. See you at the start line! OBSTACLES Walls of death, tire gauntlet, bloody steeplechase, mudslide, blood and guts pit, pumpkin guts pit, blood-filled foam, and 200+ zombies!!! PRIZES Runners will receive a custom made Blood and Guts Run medal and t-shirt when they cross the finish line! GIVING BACK A portion of the profits from the Blood and Guts Run will benefit Susan G. Komen of Virginia and Maryland. For more information please visit www.bloodandgutsrun.com.

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Great Falls Studios Holiday Show and Sale

Dec 13 - Dec 14, Wolf Trap Center for Education

Recurring daily
Address: 1645 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA
Admission: FREE

Great Falls Studios presents Great Falls Annual Holiday Art Show and  Sale. This annual show includes paintings, pottery, traditional and  digital photographs, jewelry, drawings, art quilts, and hand pulled  lithographic prints, plus artful gifts and cards. All of the artwork  is created by Great Falls artists, most of whom work out of their  home studios.


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One-Day Events

Mount Vernon Signature Walking Tour

Jan 16, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 3:30pm
Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This tour is available daily at 3:30 pm through March 14 (except February 14 - 17).


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Tributes at the Tomb at Mount Vernon

Jan 16, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 10am and 3pm (April-October); 12pm (November-March)
A special ceremony and wreath laying occurs at Washington's Tomb daily at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., April - October, and 12 p.m., November - March. This tour is included with general admission. Consult Today at Mount Vernon upon arrival for programming details.

 


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First Saturday Brewery Open House

Feb 1 - Dec 6, Mad Fox Brewing Company

Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday
Address: 444 W. Broad St, Suite I, Falls Church, VA
Times: Tours start around 12pm
Join a brewer to learn about and get a behind-the-scenes look at our brewing process. Scheduled for Noon, 2 and 4 PM, tours last approximately one-hour and are available on first-come, first-serve basis for up to 15 guests per session. Sign up available at host stand the day of the event.

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Friday Mornings with Rocknoceros

Feb 7 - Dec 26, Jammin Java

Recurring weekly on Friday
Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30am
Contact: Jammin Java
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $5
As every family with youngsters in the DC area already knows, Rocknoceros (pronounced like rhinoceros) is three guys: Coach Cotton, Williebob, and Boogie Woogie Bennie, who make wildly popular, award-winning music for the whole family. The three Rocknoceros bandmates "grew up" (if they ever did) in Northern Virginia. Boggie and Coach, best friends since they were four years old, remember endlessly spinning Beatles records in Boogie's suburban bedroom while "waiting for Williebob" who appeared on the scene in high school. The three have been making music ever since, although it wasn't until 20 years later in 2005, when Coach Cotton was raising young'uns of his own, that the inspiration for Rocknoceros finally crystallized. Rocknoceros has since dominated the Washington, DC children's music scene and gained significant national recognition as well...

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Cigar Bar and Swagger Fridays

Feb 21, Paradise Springs Winery

Recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday
Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 5pm - 9pm
Phone: (703) 830-9463

Join us every 3rd Friday of the month for Swagger Friday and Cigar Bar. Cigar bar on our front patio and our fortified port style wine, Swagger, poured by the glass. Complimentary tasting with every cigar or Swagger clothing purchase.


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Special Exhibit: Gardens & Groves

Feb 22 - Jan 10, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Admission: Included in regular Estate admission.

Come explore Washington's design for his estate, highlighting the first president's interests and talents as a landscape designer.


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National Treasure Tour at Mount Vernon

Mar 1, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: Check Mount Vernon Website for dates/times.
Admission: $5 per tour, in addition to regular Estate admission.

 

This one-hour walking tour goes behind-the-scenes to areas where "National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets" filming took place and explores how these locations were used during George Washington's time.

 


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Sightseeing Water Tour at Mount Vernon

Mar 1 - Nov 29, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: Check Mount Vernon Website for dates/times.
Admission: $10 per tour, in addition to regular Estate admission.

 

See George Washington’s Mount Vernon from a different perspective during this 45-minute narrated sightseeing excursion on the Potomac River.

 


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Through My Eyes Tour at Mount Vernon

Mar 1 - Dec 28, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 1:30pm
Admission: $5 per tour, in addition to regular Estate admission.

 

Step back in time for a 45-minute immersive experience. Join people from Washington's world, like his granddaughter, personal secretary, or farm manager, as they go about their daily activities, making several stops along the way.

 


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"Flights of Fancy" - Stories for Children

Mar 11 - Dec 17, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday
Address: 14390 Air & Space Museum Way, Chantilly, VA
Times: 11:00am
Phone: (703) 572-4118
Admission: Free, Parking $15

Museum staff will read stories for children about famous aviators, hot-air balloon flights, trips to Mars, the night sky, and winged creatures that soar through the skies. Afterwards, visitors ages two through eight-years-old will take part in a hands-on activity. Story time will take place at 11:00 am and 11:30 am. Location changes depending on the book to provide the proper atmosphere for each story-telling experience, so ask at the Welcome Center for the day's Flights of Fancy location.


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Carousel at Clemyjontri Park

Apr 5 - Oct 26, Clemyjontri Park

Recurring daily
Address: 6317 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA
Times: Check website for open dates/times.
Phone: (703) 388-2807
Admission: $1.75/ride
Universal access to fun and enjoyment is a hallmark of Fairfax County Park Authority facilities, most notably showcased at Clemyjontri Park in McLean, Va. This unique park features an accessible Liberty swing alongside an amazing two-acre playground where children of all abilities can play side by side. A fully-accessible carousel opens for the season on Saturday, April 5, 2014 , operating on weekends through May 25, then adding weekdays to the operating schedule on May 26. Complete with a picnic pavilion to make the day special, Clemyjontri earns high marks for its playground where every child is welcome and every child can play. *The carousel does not operate in conditions such as heavy rain, thunder, lightning, and temperatures less than 55° F

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Dinner for the Washingtons Walking Tour

Apr 5 - Oct 26, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria, VA
Times: 12pm - 1pm
Phone: (703) 780-2000
Admission: $5 in addition to Estate admission

 

This one-hour walking tour showcases food, hospitality, and dining at Mount Vernon by taking an in-depth look at locations around the Estate, including the Mansion's basement. The tour will end in Mount Vernon's greenhouse with a special tasting. 


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Saving Mount Vernon Tour

Apr 5 - Oct 26, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Admission: $5 in addition to Estate admission: $17 adults; $8 children (6-11); free for children 5 & under.

 

During this one-hour tour, visit the rarely seen Mansion basement and wander the historic area to learn of the heroics of the estate’s caretakers during the Civil War, and the robust efforts of many over the century and a half that followed.

 


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First Sunday Jazz Brunch

Apr 6, Bazin's on Church

Recurring monthly on the 1st Sunday
Address: 111 Church St, NW, Vienna, VA
Times: 11am - 2pm
Phone: (703) 255-7212

Bring your friends and family for a wonderful Sunday Brunch Bazin's style while grooving to jazz. Reservations recommended, as these brunches fill up quickly.


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Stories from Strawberry Park

Apr 8, Mosaic District - Strawberry Park

Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Address: 2911 District Ave, Merrifield, VA
Times: 10am
Admission: Free
Enjoy a live interactive performance each week taught by a group of unique storytellers. For ages 10 and under.

Held outside in Strawberry Park. In inclement weather story time will be held in Angelika Film Center.


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Yoga in the Park

Apr 10, Mosaic District - Strawberry Park

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday
Address: 2911 District Ave, Merrifield, VA
Times: Thursday, 7pm; Sunday, 9am
Admission: Free
Free community Vinyasa flow yoga outside in Strawberry Park taught by Spark Yoga.

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Sunday Night Jazz

Apr 20, Il Fornaio

Recurring monthly on the 3rd Sunday
Address: Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
Times: 6pm - 9pm
Phone: (703) 437-5544
Enjoy live jazz the last two Sundays of every month.

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Gunston Hall Conversations

Apr 27 - Oct 26, Gunston Hall

Recurring monthly on the 4th Sunday
Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 12pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Regular admission.

George Mason's family, friends and servants discuss politics, play games, and perform domestic skills in 18th-century Virginia. The mini-program varies each session.


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Sunday Night Jazz

Apr 27, Il Fornaio

Recurring monthly on the last Sunday
Address: Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
Times: 6pm - 9pm
Phone: (703) 437-5544
Enjoy live jazz the last two Sundays of every month.

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Reston Farmers Market

May 3 - Nov 8, Lake Anne Village Center

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 11406 North Shore Drive, Reston, VA
Times: 8am-noon
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Fields of Fear

Sep 26 - Nov 1, Cox Farms

Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Address: 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, VA
Times: 7:30-11pm
Phone: (703) 830-4121
Cox Farms' Fields of Fear™ is the haunted night-time destination you and your friends have been looking for! When darkness falls on the farm... our fields fill with creatures of the night. Featuring: Dark Side Hayride's Zombie Zoo, The Firegrounds/Midway bonfires and the Giant Torchlit Slide. If you’re really in for a scare, test your nerves in the Cornightmare™ walk-through cornfield terrors; with Claustrophobia, Vortex, Crypt and more! Also enjoy Food & Snacks, Games & Prizes, Haunt Gear & Shopping, and Entertainment. Not Recommended for children under 12 years old. All under age 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (18+). ADMISSION TICKETS STRICTLY LIMITED! Last admission at 10pm Come alone or in a group. Buy your tickets online or same-day at the door. Not Recommended for children under 12 years old. All under age 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (18+). Proof of age required. See www.fieldsoffear.com for more details

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Cox Farms Fall Festival

Sep 27 - Nov 2, Cox Farms

Recurring daily
Address: 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, VA
Times: 10am-6pm (5pm in November)
Phone: (703) 830-4121
Northern Virginia's largest & most famous Fall Festival! Washington Post Editor's Choice: Cox Farms is "the Big Kahuna of farms with fall festivities in northern Virginia." Northern Virginia Magazine Award: 2009 Best of Nova Award 'Family Friendly Event'. We are celebrating more than 40 years of business for Cox Farms - join the fun and new additions! 5 giant slides, famous hayrides, rope swings, farm animals & their babies, CORNundrum© cornfield adventure, farm chores, kiddie zone, apples & cider, food, entertainment, over 90 acres of fun! Everyone gets a small patch pumpkin to take home FREE with paid admission. 

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Kingstowne Striders Weeknight Run

Sep 30 - Oct 30, Tuesday Landsdowne / Thursday Kingstowne

Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday
Address: 5910 Kingstowne Towne Center, Alexandria, VA
Times: 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Amelia Baldree
Phone: (202) 288-6221
Admission: Free with membership (Annual single membership just $20 and family membership is $35)
Kingstowne Striders hosts four weekly runs: two weekend runs and two weeknight runs. Tuesday runs start at Honest Soul Yoga (6470 Landsdowne Centre) at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday runs start on the plaza across from the Kingstowne Regal Cinema (5910 Kingstowne Towne Center, Alexandria, VA 22315) at 6:30 p.m. We will have distances of approximately 3 and 5 miles. As the sun sets earlier please bring a headlamp or flashlight.

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Blacksmithing demonstrations at Colvin Run Mill

Oct 5 - Nov 2, Colvin Run Mill

Recurring monthly on the 1st Sunday
Address: 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, VA
Times: 11am – 4pm
Phone: (703) 759-2771
Admission: FREE
Watch as the blacksmith fires up his forge and works with hammer and tongs to make iron tools and utensils.

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Pumpkin Patch

Oct 11 - Oct 31, St. Peter's in the Woods Episcopal Church

Recurring daily
Address: 5911 Fairview Woods Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039, VA
Contact: spwmain@gmail.com
Phone: (703) 503-9210
Admission: Free
For Fall Fun Join Us – St. Peter’s in the Woods Episcopal Church All our Welcome! Pumpkin Patch Sales October 11th – 31st Pumpkins and Gourds of all sizes available for purchase St. Peter's in the Woods is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization; 100% of proceeds will benefit community outreach. Our pumpkins sales support the a Navajo Reservation in Farmington, NM. 5911 Fairview Woods Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039 (Corner of Burke Center Parkway and Route 123)

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Rocky Horror Picture Show live on-stage!

Oct 17 - Nov 1, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $25
Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for the Rocky Horror Picture Show presented live on-stage by the Unquiet Theater Company. Written and composed by Richard O'Brien. Directed by Katy Chmura. Choreographed by Jonathan M. Faircloth. Innocent Brad and Janet find themselves seeking shelter at a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night, where they encounter transvestite Dr. Frank N Furter, his "perfect" creation Rocky, and an assortment of other crazy creatures. Join us for this campy, neo-traditional Halloween Musical favorite... LIVE on stage! Audience Call-Out Nights are on Saturday performances and our Halloween performance ONLY. For tickets and information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/performing-arts/rocky-horror-show

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Burke Lake Ghost Train

Oct 18 - Oct 26, Burke Lake Park

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 7315 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA
Times: 10am - 5pm
Phone: (703) 323-6600
Admission: $5/person
Take a ride through the forest decorated for Halloween from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet costumed characters along the way. The carousel will also be running. The Ghost Train is a joint venture between Northern Virginia Community College, George Mason University, and FCPA. The cost is $5 per person. For information, call 703-323-6600.

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Reston Zoo's ZooBoo

Oct 18 - Oct 26, Reston Zoo

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 1228 Hunter Mill Rd., Vienna, VA
Phone: (703) 757-6222
Admission: $12
Designed for a younger audience, Zoo Boo offers 4 days of scare-free fun! Join our safe zoo neighborhood of Halloween entertainment, with kid-friendly fun around every corner.
TRICK OR TREAT TRAIL: Enjoy a trail of trick-or-treating stations with treats, toys and treasures for children of all ages! Kids and adults are encouraged to wear fun (not scary) costumes.

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World Series Viewing Party

Oct 21 - Oct 29, America Eats Tavern

Recurring daily
Address: 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, VA
Phone: (703) 744-3999
Join us at our bar to view all of the games for The World Series. We will provide peanuts and house made cracker jacks!

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Disney on Ice presents "FROZEN"

Oct 22 - Oct 27, The Patriot Center

Recurring daily
Address: 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA
Times: See website for all performance times.
Phone: (703) 993-3000
Admission: $20 ++
Enter a fantastical winter wonderland at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! The Academy Award winning movie is LIVE and coming to your town with dazzling special effects, astonishing skating and inspiring songs like "Let It Go." Join Elsa and Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse and many more of your favorite Disney characters for this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship!

 


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"Sylvia"

Oct 23 - Nov 16, NextStop Theatre Company at Industrial Strength Theatre

Recurring daily
Address: 269 Sunset Park Dr, Herndon, VA
Times: Varies
Phone: (703) 481-5930
Admission: $28+

By A.R. Gurney

Directed by Doug Wilder

From A.R. Gurney, one of America's greatest living playwrights comes a "howlingly funny" comedy about the joys and woes of owning a dog. Greg and Kate are happily married, comfortably middle class and blissfully empty nesting. That is, until Greg meets a stray mutt, by the name of Sylvia in the park and brings her home. Tempers quickly flare and sacred bonds are soon tested between man and wife, master and pet, pillow and stuffing.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

 


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"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" live on stage

Oct 24 - Nov 8, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: See website for times.
Phone: (703) 476-4500
Based on The Comic Strip "Peanuts" by
Charles M. Schulz

Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner with additional dialogue by Michael Mayer and additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Directed by Richard Bird

Music Direction by Mark V. Deal

We open our 48th season with the family-friendly, 1999 revised musical, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. Winner of two Tony awards- featured actress (Kristin Chenoweth) and featured actor (Roger Bart),the musical showcases all of your favorite Charles Schultz characters including, Linus, Lucy, Sally, Schroeder, and your favorite pooch, Snoopy. Let RCP bring back your childhood memories of the "Peanuts" gang and help you share them with a younger generation as you experience an average day in the life of Charlie Brown.

Presented by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library.


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5 Days of Iron

Oct 24 - Oct 28, Oak Marr RECenter

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 Jermantown Rd, Oakton, VA
Phone: (703) 922-9841
Admission: $34

Beat the heat and come indoors to complete the 5 Days of Iron Challenge! 

Open to all ages; single entry, no teams. 

Participants are expected to:

Swim 850 yards, Bike 22.5 miles, and Run 5.25 miles every day for 5 days to total a full Iron Man Triathlon by the fifth day. At least one portion of the day must be completed at the Oak Marr RECenter.


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Barboursville Wine Dinner

Oct 24, Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro

Address: 11750 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 234-3550
Admission: $125/person
Celebrate the bounty and richness of Virginia wines with a seven-course Barboursville wine dinner at Vinifera! Indulge in Chef John Michael Hamlet's European-inspired dishes like smoked tombo ahi tuna, bison tenderloin, and apricot & Saint Andre cheese crème brulee, perfectly paired with Barboursville wines such as 2012 Barbera, 2011 Cabernet Franc, and 2008 Malvaxia. Two lucky winners will receive a tour of the Barboursville vineyard including a tasting with a decadent cheese plate. $125 per person excluding tax and gratuity. Dinner begins at 7pm. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling (703) 234-3550 or visiting www.viniferabistro.com or www.opentable.com.

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Boo at the Zoo

Oct 24 - Oct 26, National Zoo

Recurring daily
Address: 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Times: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Phone: (202) 633-2922
Admission: $20 members, $30 non-members (plus small parking fee)

Boo at the Zoo is Washington DC's favorite Halloween treat. With more than 40 not-so-spooky treat stations, animal demonstrations, keeper chats, and decorated trails, this event is frightfully fun for the whole family. With traditional chocolates, as well as good for you snacks, souvenirs, and other items, thousands of Boo treat bags will be brimming with goodies at the end of the evening. Don't forget your costume!


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Bradley Farm Haunted House

Oct 24 - Oct 25, Bradley Farm Barn

Recurring daily
Address: 13159 New Parkland Drive, Herndon, VA
Times: Fri & Sat 6-10pm (Kids Haunt Sat 1-5pm)
Admission: $5

Be warned ... we will terrify you from the moment you arrive!

Bradley Farm Haunted House is a Halloween destination appropriate for the entire family! There are no gross-out gory haunts. And there is a special kids haunt with a milder scare and lots of kids activities on Saturday from 1-5pm.  Rain or shine. All proceeds benefits Herndon-Reston FISH.


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Brewing History: Beer Tasting, Tour & Dinner

Oct 24, George Washington's Mount Vernon

Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Admission: $95

 

Learn more about how beer was brewed and enjoyed in early America. The evening begins with a reception and beer tasting. Following the reception, groups will experience a private tour of the Mansion. A special 18th-century beer brewing demonstration in the historic area will focus on the beer that would have been consumed by Washington. Listen to knowledgeable staff while enjoying a four-course menu paired with specialty beers by the Mount Vernon Inn.

 


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Friday Night Flights: Hume Estate Vineyards

Oct 24, The Winery at Bull Run

Address: 15950 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA
Times: 6:30pm
Phone: (703) 815-2233
Admission: $25

The Winery at Bull Run invites you to experience the award winning wines of Hume Estate Vineyards in the comforts of The Winery at Bull Run!

The Winery at Bull Run featuring Hume Estate Wines that famous Virginia Winemaker Matthieu Finot crafted for Hume Estate Vineyards are now proudly distributed at the Winery at Bull Run. After Hume Estate Vineyards closed their doors in 2014, the Winery at Bull Run had the fortunate opportunity to lease their vineyards and purchase their existing wines to continue sharing superior Virginia wines with our loyal winery guests.

Wines to be tasted include: CHARDONNAY, VIOGNIER, ROSE', CABERNET FRANC, MERLOT, ROCKSTAR (Chambourcin) , CHAMBOURCIN, PETIT VERDOT, DETOUR.

Light Fare will be served along with the Flight.
Dean Gruenburg our Tasting Room manager will be hosting the event. Limited seating available!


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Halloween Adventure

Oct 24 - Oct 31, Riverbend Park

Recurring weekly on Friday
Address: 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls, VA
Times: 5pm
Phone: (703) 759-9018
Admission: $7 - $9
Join us at Riverbend Park for a Halloween Adventure. A Festive Wagon Ride, complete with scarecrows, sweets and stories will be followed by more stories and s'mores around the campfire.

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Halloween Costume Party and Late Evening of Mild Fright

Oct 24, Club Phoenix Teen Center

Address: 120 Cherry St, SE, Vienna, VA
Times: 3:30pm - 10pm
Phone: (703) 255-5736
Snakes, bats and witches galore. Let's see what this Halloween has in store! Come in your best costume to enjoy the food, games, and costume contest that we have planned. Pizza will be served for dinner and change into your cozy pair of pajamas for an evening of age appropriate Halloween movies. All grades (6th-8th) can stay until 10pm. 

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Haunted Pond Jr.

Oct 24, Hidden Pond Nature Center

Address: 8511 Greeley Blvd, Springfield, VA
Times: 6:30pm
Phone: (703) 451-9588
Admission: $7 - $9
This program covering nocturnal wildlife and local lore features live animals, a walk into the forest at night, a campfire with spell-binding stories, s'mores, and who knows what other happenings! This session will have only mild stories, we don't want to frighten you!

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Haunted Trail at the Workhouse Arts Center

Oct 24 - Nov 1, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: Evenings
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Varies
Strange things are happening in Lorton. One by one, citizens are succumbing to an unidentified infection that mutates them into empty drones with a single purpose: to convert more and more humans to a growing Horde. Self-appointed militias are assigning un-infected persons to safe zones until the situation can be contained. Safe passage is not guaranteed. Can you survive the Horde? Come to the Workhouse Arts Center and see if you can survive the trail. Presented Oct 24th to Nov 1st. For tickets and information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/performing-arts/haunted-trail-workhouse

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Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano; Kim Pensinger Witman, pianist

Oct 24, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 8:00 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $35
WTO Alumna returns to The Barns after winning the Marian Anderson Award, Opera International’s Young Artist Award, and the prestigious Cardiff Singer of the World competition.

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Lego Movie Night

Oct 24, Sherwood Community Center

Address: 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 6:00-9:00pm
Contact: Karen
Phone: (703) 385-7858
Admission: $12 with parent; $32 without parent
Master Builders, join us for this fun night of Legos, dinner and a movie! You're invited to join us for a pre-show Lego party! Build your own Lego mini kit to keep and then dine on pizza. After the party, the Lego Movie will be shown on the big screen. Two Options: With Parent Supervision: $12 per child (includes Lego mini kit and two slices of pizza and drink). Parents can purchase pizza for $2/slice that day. With Parks & Recreation Staff Supervision: $32 per child (includes the Lego Party, mini kit, two slices of pizza, followed by movie all with supervision provided by Parks & Recreation staff). Spaces are limited so register early! Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 22. Go to www.fairfaxva.gov/parksrec to register.

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Monster Mash Party

Oct 24, Old Firehouse Teen Center

Address: 1440 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA
Times: 7pm - 9 pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: $30
New This Year! The Old Firehouse Teen Center will be hosting the Monster Mash Party for 5th and 6th Graders. The Old Firehouse Teen Center is located at 1440 Chain Bridge Rd.

We'll have the same great party, just at a different venue. Register early for this 5th and 6th grader party! Registration is required. Party includes music, dancing, games, snacks, videogames and more! Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Tickets will not be mailed; staff will check names at the door. Parents/Guardians (age 18 or older) must check children in and out of the party. No curbside drop off will be allowed.


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Oak Marr's Haunted Mini-Golf

Oct 24 - Oct 25, Oak Marr Mini-Golf

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 Jermantown Rd, Oakton, VA
Times: Friday, 5-7:30pm and Saturday, 4:30-7:30pm
Phone: (703) 281-6501
Admission: $6 advance, $8 day of
Young ghouls and goblins ages 3 to 12 are invited to play a round of haunted mini-golf at Oak Marr on Friday, October 24 and Saturday October 25, 2014. The course in Oakton, Va., located between the recreation center and the golf complex, will be decorated for Halloween and some staff members may be in costume. Haunted Mini-Golf is available from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Participants are encouraged to play the course dressed in costume and bring a bag for the trick-or-treating. There will be a chance to win goodies at every hole! Tickets are $6 in advance starting October 10. The cost increases to $8 on the day of the event. Due to limited space, purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

The rain date is slated for Monday, October 27 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
View photos from a previous haunted mini-golf event: www.flickr.com/photos/ffxparks/.

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Season of Innovation: "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"

Oct 24 - Oct 26, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 2pm & 8pm; Sunday, 4pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $25 adults, $15 children up to grade 12
This wildly warm-hearted theatrical experience kicks off when the Music Hall Royale "puts on" its flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Dickens mystery. The giddy playfulness of this play-within-a-play draws the audience toward one of the musical's most talked-about features, which allows the audience to vote on the solution as prelude to the most unusual and hilarious finale! Presented by the School of Theater and the School of Music.


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Spooktacular

Oct 24, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 6:30-8:30pm
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Admission: $8 advance, $11 day of
Enjoy ghoulish games, a spooky craft and a children's show.  Fee covers all activities, show and a treat bag. Get more boo for your buck and register early; parents must accompany children at the event. 

Children's show is MAGIC of SPEED
The High Energy Magic of Speed is one of the east coast's premiere magic acts. Speed is the hyperactive, fast talking slick magician, while Curl is the fun loving, bubbly stage assistant. This combination leads to a fun, exciting and mystifying illusionist team!

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The Hackensaw Boys

Oct 24, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $13 advance, $16 day of

With feet firmly planted in the old-time song tradition, hands soiled by the dirt of rock n' roll and eyes fixed steadily on the future of real country music, the Hackensaw Boys are among the most exciting groups charting new territory in today's diverse Americana music scene.

How does it work?
Everybody sings a bit of lead, everybody sings a bit of harmony and most members know when to shut up. Instrumentation includes banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica, upright bass, charismo (a home-made tin can contraption) and the occasional trap kit.

Where do they come from?
In the beginning they all lived in Charlottesville, VA, but now the members are spread throughout Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Louisiana. For more than a decade, however, they've come together to tour the United States, Europe and the U.K. and to record several critically acclaimed albums.

18 and up to enter. VALID ID required.

 

 


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The Log & Timber Home Show: Northern Virginia

Oct 24 - Oct 26, Dulles Expo Center

Recurring daily
Address: 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA
Times: Friday, 11am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-4pm
Phone: (800) 782-1253
Admission: $15/adults; Free for children under 18 with adult.
The Log & Timber Home Shows - "Magazines Brought To Life" - are large and lively events featuring two-story exhibits, life-size log and timber frame structures, extravagant furniture and decor displays, free workshop presentations and educational demonstration areas.

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United States Navy Band's Skipjack Quartet

Oct 24, Old Town Hall

Address: 3999 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8:00pm
Contact: Joanna Ormesher
Phone: (703) 352-2787
Admission: FREE
The Navy Band’s newest ensemble, the Skipjack Quartet, consists of vibraphone, guitar, double bass and drums. The Skipjack Quartet specializes in elegant jazz and Latin stylings of the Great American Song Book, derived from Broadway and popular songs of a bygone era. Led by Senior Chief Musician Juan Vazquez, the Skipjack Quartet includes Chief Musician Kenneth Carr, guitar, Senior Chief Musician Leon Alexander, drums and Musician 1st Class Athus Delima, bass. This performance is a part of the 25th season of the Bonita Lestina Old Town Hall Performance Series sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.

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Voce Chamber Singers - Honor and Remembrance

Oct 24, St. John Neumann Catholic Church

Address: 11900 Lawyers Rd., Reston, VA
Times: 8:00 PM
Contact: Voce Chamber Singers
Phone: (702) 277-7772
Admission: Gen. Admiss. $20, college student w/ID $10, under 18 free
Voce Chamber Singers, now under the artistic direction of Richard Giarusso, opens its 26th season with a program featuring the Musikalische Exequien of Heinrich Schütz, and the Requiem by Herbert Howells. Tickets are available online at www.voce.org. General admission tickets are $20; $10 for college students with ID; students under 18 admitted free. Call for group pricing. For more information, please call (703) 277-7772, or email VOCE at info@voce.org.

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"The Little Women of Virginia: The Adventures of a Navy Widow & her Daughters during the Civil War"

Oct 25, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 591-0560
Admission: Free
In the vein of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women," Jennie Forrest Richardson wrote a loving tribute about the ordeal of her penniless and widowed mother, Anna Henderson Forrest, and her five sisters during the Civil War. Adele Air will relate how the family survived while living in several states and Washington, DC.

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"The Monster Who Ate My Peas"

Oct 25, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 2:00 pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: $15/$10 MCC district residents
Based on the multi-award winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matthew Faulkner, ArtsPower’s newest musical tells the funny and poignant story of a boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas. When a crafty monster appears underneath his kitchen table, the boy is ready to make a deal with the monster. If the monster eats his peas, the boy will give the monster any of his possessions. First, it’s the boy’s soccer ball. Then, he gets his bike. But when the monster raises the stakes, will the boy refuse the monster and make the difficult decision to face his own fears? Children and adults alike will be entertained and engaged by this wonderfully written tale about the value of willpower. Ages 4+.

Air & Scare

Oct 25, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Address: 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, Virginia
Times: 2pm - 7pm
Contact: Visitor Services
Phone: (703) 572-4118
Admission: Free, Parking $15
See the spooky side of air and space at our annual Halloween event! Join us for creepy crafts and activities with a spooky twist including Ghost Blasters, Trick or Trajectory Rocket Launch, spooky science Discovery Stations, Paper Scare Planes, story time, puppet shows, and photo opportunities with costumed characters from some of your favorite space- and ghost-themed movies. Learn about the possibility of aliens in the universe and make your own alien. Visit the Tot zone with the little ones and send the Teens and Tweens to activities just for them. Don't forget to wear your costume, and come prepared for some awesome trick-or-treating!

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Almost Queen: A Tribute to Queen

Oct 25, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $15 advance, $17 day of
Almost Queen is easily the closest thing to come to Queen itself. They have captivated fans and audiences worldwide. Their performances are so energetic and authentic that it's often easy to forget you're watching a tribute band. Almost Queen has sold out shows from New York to San Diego and everywhere in between. This is certainly a testament to their talent and stage presence. Joseph Russo, also an accomplished Broadway performer, wields the microphone confidently to belt out every memorable lyric and note Queen fans have come to love. The spirit lives on in Almost Queen as they are the champions that will fight until the end.

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An Evening of Comedy with Annabelle Gurwitch

Oct 25, Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

Address: 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8:00pm
Contact: Dan
Phone: (703) 537-3000
Admission: $23-$72
The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia opens its third performing arts season with an evening of comedic storytelling with Annabelle Gurwitch. Known as the co-host of TV’s “Dinner and a Movie,” Annabelle is a Jewish mother, a passionate environmentalist, a reluctant atheist, and the author of the new book I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Sur¬vival Stories from the Edge of 50. As an actress, she’s guest starred in over fifty TV series, including: Dexter, Boston Legal, Medium and Seinfeld. Her work in theatre has been recognized in, “The Top Ten Performances of the Year” by critics in both The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. Most recently, she spent three seasons hosting the sustainability series WA$TED on Discovery Channel’s Planet Green Network. She has headlined programs on Sci-Fi, ABC, The Style Channel, and was the news anchor of the award-winning, satirical, Not Necessarily the News on HBO. Annabelle lives with her husband and son and a large collection of reusable water bottles in Los Angeles!

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Annandale Fall Festival and Parade

Oct 25, Safeway Shopping Center at Little River Center

Address: 7414 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003
Times: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Contact: The Annandale Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (703) 256-7232
Admission: none
ANNANDALE FALL FESTIVAL SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP: Over 100 Gift Vendors On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Annandale Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a spectacular Fall Festival in the Safeway parking lot on Little River Turnpike. This is the largest public event in Greater Annandale attended by over 10,000 people. From 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM the Annandale Fall Festival will offer something for everyone in the family, and will be held in conjunction with the annual parade for a fun-filled day! In the Food & Entertainment Zone, Rock, County, & Jazz Bands along with costumed international dancers, will entertain. Japanese, Thai, Nigerian, Caribbean, German, Greek, Italian, and Latin cuisines will be represented along with the perennial favorites such as barbeque, Philly cheese steaks, burgers and fried chicken, funnel cakes, snow cones, home baked good, cotton candy, Kettle Corn, and Jaguar Joe Coffee. In the Community Market there will be one hundred vendors to include numerous artisan handcrafts. The ever popular Pet Vendors will again feature a broad range of clever pet accessories, dog trainers & walkers, and gourmet pet food. Children’s books & toys, endearing marionettes, herbal wraps & wreaths, garden accessories, quality giftware from major manufacturers, silks, handbags, exquisite hair jewelry, fashion accessories, and professional stylists will fill-out the Community Market. The Kids Zone will host rides and interactive games appropriate for all ages. Bungee jumps, an Obstacle Course, the Giant Slide, and Toddler Play in Lil’ Pirates Cove are just a small sampling of what is planned. Finally, antique & classic cars, fire trucks, and the Nationwide NASCAR & simulator, sponsored by Burke & Burke Insurance, await your exploration. Vendor, Volunteer, Entertainment, and Sponsor Forms along with the parade entry form can be found at www.annandalechamber.com under OUR EVENTS. Don't delay; space fills quickly at both the festival and parade. Festival Parking available at the Bowling Alley AND at the Annandale Swim and Tennis Club, 7530 Little River Tpk. next to Wendy's. The Annandale Parade Cited in 2013 as one of, "THE BEST SMALL TOWN PARADES IN AMERICA" The popular Annandale Parade will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 beginning at 10:00 am. Marching along Columbia Pike from the historic white church near Gallows Road all the way to the Bowling Alley-Safeway, thousands of participants from Clowns, Storybook Characters, and Marching Bands to Antique & Military Cars, Fire Trucks, Civic Organizations, Scouts, and beautifully costumed International Dancers will parade before the residents of Greater Annandale. Sponsored by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce, this sixty-four year old tradition only gets bigger and better every year.

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Campfire Saturdays

Oct 25 - Nov 25, Lake Accotink Park

Recurring monthly on the 25th
Address: 7500 Lake Accotink Rd, Springfield, VA
Phone: (703) 569-0285
Enjoy Campfire Saturdays at Lake Accotink
What better place for a campfire than on a lake? Campfires will be held on Saturday evenings at Lake Accotink Park on Sep. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, and Dec. 13

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Capturing an American Icon: Fall Photo Workshop

Oct 25, George Washington's Mount Vernon

Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 2:30pm - 5pm
Phone: (703) 780-2000
Admission: $89/person

Join Mount Vernon for an exciting new program, Capturing an American Icon: Fall Photo Workshop at Mount Vernon, offered in partnership with Washington Photo Safari. The photo safari includes many of Mount Vernon's picturesque outdoor settings, including the gardens, orchard, farm, historic structures, and the Potomac River. Participants will go "behind-the-scenes" to areas of the estate not available to the general public. Washington Photo Safari director E. David Luria will give hands-on tips in architectural, travel, and nature photography, as well as instruction on camera use. Participants at any skill level, with any camera, are invited to attend.


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Celebration for Kids with Special Needs & Disabilities

Oct 25, MAS Community Center

Address: 6408 Edsall Rd, Alexandria, VA
Times: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Contact: Rasha
Phone: (202) 630-4292
Admission: Free (optional $5 donation per child); siblings to disabled child, $5 fee
Arts & crafts, petting zoo, moon bounce, sensory activities, food & fun for kids with special needs (ages 4-18 only) from all background and ethnicities. For muslim kids, additional activities include prayer and eid celebrations.

Clifton Haunted Trail

Oct 25, Town of Clifton

Address: Chapel Road, Clifton, VA
Times: 7pm - 10pm
Admission: Adults, $15; Children under 12, $10
We are proud to announce the return of this terrifying annual event that winds through Clifton's 8 Acre Park. Parents should accompany children along the Trail. NO flashlights allowed in the park. Arrive early since this popular event tends to get crowded during the later hours. Hardy shoes are recommended.

This year, look out for the new Clifton Haunted Trail t-shirts for sale at the concessions stand. Hot apple cider, fresh pizza by Clifton's newest restaurant Villagio's, cookies and snacks will be available for sale. Parking is free of charge and will be available at the Clifton Floodplain, Clifton Elementary School and Clifton House Shops where hayrides will take and pick-up Trail goers to the event.

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Cooking Class

Oct 25, Il Fornaio

Address: Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
Times: 12pm
Phone: (703) 437-5544
Admission: $45/guest

Join us for a homemade pasta and gnocchi cooking class followed by a luncheon with wine and recipes. 


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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents Copland and Stravinsky

Oct 25 - Oct 26, George Mason University's Harris Theatre

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Show begins at 8pm.

Copland: "Quiet City"; Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat "Dumbarton Oaks"; Copland: "Appalachian Spring"; Stravinsky: Suite 1 and 2 for Small Orchestra


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Fall Festival

Oct 25, Wesley United Methodist Church

Address: 711 Spring St., SE, Vienna, VA
Times: 1:30pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 938-8700
Admission: Free
Pumpkin painting, crafts, costume contest, entertainment by Ken the Magician and more! Refreshments served.

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Fall Harvest Family Days

Oct 25 - Oct 26, George Washington's Mount Vernon

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 9am - 5pm
Phone: (703) 780-2000
Admission: Regular admission.

Mount Vernon celebrates the autumn season with Fall Harvest Family Days! The entire family enjoys autumn activities including wagon rides, wheat treading in the 16-sided barn, 18thcentury dancing demonstrations, a straw bale maze, farrier (blacksmithing) demonstrations, apple-roasting, corn husk dolls demonstrations and early-American games and music.

Potomac River sightseeing cruises are half-price this weekend only.

 


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Family Fun: Night Wings & Twilight Things

Oct 25, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 4:30pm
Admission: $10 - $12
Come to Green Spring as the light grows dim and see the creatures that emerge at dusk. Learn about night creatures as we walk in the woods. Play some ghoulish games and make a creepy craft for your Halloween decor.

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Family Pumpkin Carving Class

Oct 25, Sheraton Tysons Hotel

Address: 8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA
Times: 10am - 11:30am
Phone: (703) 448-1234
Admission: $45/adults, $30/children
With Halloween just around the corner, Executive Chef Bobbie and her team are putting together a fun and educational class for families to enjoy. There will be pumpkin carving demonstrations, Halloween treats and more. The class includes a pumpkin to decorate during the demonstration, goodie bag including a pumpkin carving kit and of course pointers from Chef Bobbie.

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Garden Sprouts: Pumpkin Party

Oct 25, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 11am - 12pm
Admission: $6
Children ages three to five make a jack-o'-lantern, listen to pumpkin tales, and sample a delicious pumpkin treat at Green Spring Gardens from 11 a.m. to noon. The cost is $6. Register online. For information, call 703-642-5173.

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GRACE RACE 5K

Oct 25, Reston Town Center - Pavilion

Address: 11900 Market St., Reston, VA
Times: 8:30am
Contact: Holly Koons McCullough
Phone: (703) 471-9242
Admission: $25 before 10/15; $30 before 10/23; $35 after 10/23 and on race day
An official timed event on a certified 5K course, the race begins and finishes at the Pavilion in Reston Town Center, after looping down the scenic Washington and Old Dominion Trail. The 5K race will be followed by a Kids' Dash in Reston Town Center at 9:30 a.m. Art-inspired costumes are encouraged for both the 5K and the Dash, with prizes awarded for the top costumes! Light refreshments will follow the race, along with FREE family art activities sponsored by GRACE at the Pavilion. Kids can join in Reston Town Center's annual Trick-or-Treating event beginning at 11am. The GRACE Race is powered by our title sponsor, CRUNCH Fitness, and all proceeds benefit the art education programs of the Greater Reston Arts Center.

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Halloween at Gunston Hall

Oct 25, Gunston Hall

Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 4pm - 7pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Regular admission.
A family friendly event with story tellers, pumpkin painting, treats, face painting, Burying Ground tours by lantern, and more!

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Halloween Carnival

Oct 25, Falls Church Community Center

Address: 223 Little Falls St, Falls Church, VA
Times: 6-8:30pm
Phone: (703) 248-5001
Admission: $2 per child ages 2 and up. Adults and children under 2 years old are free.
The carnival has been a popular event for children for more than 30 years. Infants through sixth graders are invited to enjoy carnival games, a moon bounce, face painting, crafts, a haunted house, movies, candy, and a live creepy creature show featuring the spookiest reptiles in nature.

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Halloween Goblin Golf & Lakeside Bonfire

Oct 25, Lake Accotink Park

Address: 7500 Lake Accotink Rd, Springfield, VA
Times: 5-8pm
Phone: (703) 569-0285
Admission: $7/person, ages 2 and under are free. Wagon rides are $3.
Join us at Lake Accotink Park for this spooktacular event. Wander past tombstones and ghoulish delights placed along all nine holes of the "Gruesome Goose" Mini-Golf Course as you play a ghostly round with glow in the dark golf balls! Play a second round at no extra charge! Ride the spooky carousel while spectral music plays, then cast off the shivers by warming up to a blazing beach bonfire! The cost is $7 per person; ages two and under free. Take a 20-minute wagon ride through the eerie nighttime woods for $3. To register in advance, call 703-569-0285.

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Halloween Mini-Camp: Costume & Culinary

Oct 25 - Oct 26, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring daily
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Ages 6-10 can learn how to customize their Halloween costume and the trick to creating tasty treats!

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Haunted Ballroom Social Dance

Oct 25, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $10 - $15
Join us for our monthly Ballroom Social Dance with a haunted twist! Wear your Halloween costume for this chilling occasion and join the ghosts and ghouls on the dancefloor! Start your evening by learning some new moves with a ballroom mini-lesson! Each month will feature a new style of dance ranging from the ChaCha to the Tango. Mini-lesson begins at 7:30pm and is $5 per person. Then take your new moves to the dance floor when open dancing begins at 8pm. Open dance is $10 per person. Complimentary refreshments and a cash bar will be available in the gallery. There is no need to get fancy unless you feel like it-the dress code is casual. All skill levels are welcome--even if you have two left feet!
Mini-lesson 7:30-8pm.
Open dance 8-10:30pm
Complimentary refreshments and cash bar available.

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Haunted Pond

Oct 25, Hidden Pond Nature Center

Address: 8511 Greeley Blvd, Springfield, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 451-9588
Admission: $7 - $9
This program covering nocturnal wildlife and local lore features live animals, a walk into the forest at night, a campfire with spell-binding stories, s'mores, and who knows what other happenings! Scary stories will be in the last 30 minutes.

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Howl-o-ween Dog Costume Contest and Boneyard Hunt

Oct 25, Lake Accotink Park

Address: 7500 Lake Accotink Rd, Springfield, VA
Times: 2-4pm
Phone: (703) 569-0285
Admission: $6/dog
Ready for some howlin' Halloween fun? Gather at Lake Accotink Park to witness the best in canine creativity. Show off your pet's unique personality and compete for special prizes and treats! Take your dog for a walk through the "boneyard" to sniff out well-earned treats while the judges confer. The cost is $6 per dog. To register, call 703-569-0285.

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Jack-O'-Lantern Carving Workshop

Oct 25, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 1pm - 3pm
Admission: $35/person
From 1 to 3 p.m. make your own extraordinary jack-o'-lantern creation at Green Spring Gardens. The cost is $35 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-642-5173.

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Jimmy's Annual Halloween Party for Kids

Oct 25, Jimmy's Old Town Tavern

Address: 697 Spring St, Herndon, VA
Times: 12:30 - 3:30pm
Contact: Jimmy
Phone: (703) 435-5467
Admission: $12.50/child
Price includes choice of Kid's Meal, Crafts, Monster Mashing, Party Favors, an Indoor Costume Parade and entertainment by Ben the Juggling Balloonatic! All children must bring a grown-up. Space is limited! Make your reservations by calling 703-435-JIMS (5467) or by
contacting Jimmy at jimmy@jimmystavern.com.

Junk Food & Wine Pairings/Tastings

Oct 25 - Nov 2, Paradise Springs Winery

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 11am-7pm
Phone: (703) 830-9463
Admission: $25/person
Join us for two weekends in October for this unique take on food and wine pairing. Our junk food and wine pairing / tasting has become immensely popular over the years. Each of our wines is uniquely paired with an everyday household brand name junk food, teaching you that food and wine pairings can come from outside the box!!!

No reservations necessary as tastings will be done at our main tasting counter.

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Marcia Ball

Oct 25, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 7:30 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $35 - $40
This Grammy-nominated pianist and singer/songwriter blends Louisiana swamp rock and classic Texas blues into an “irresistible” musical cocktail. (Boston Globe)

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Needle Felted Pumpkins

Oct 25, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 1pm - 4pm
Using special barbed, felting needles and wool, you will learn to create sculptural shapes and make a miniature Halloween pumpkin. 

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Run From the Killer Zombies

Oct 25, Old Lorton Super Max Prison

Address: Silverbrook Rd, Lorton, VA
Times: 4:30pm
Phone: 1-888-554-6665
Admission: $15 - $40

On October 25, 2014 runners will match their speed and wits through the old Lorton "Super Max" Prison. Starting from the safety of the local high school, runners will be forced along the old county road towards a forest and prison complex filled with killer zombies. As you proceed along the race course keep your speed up and don't take any shortcuts- they spell certain danger.

Race Premium? All runners will get a race bag. Also, all who register before 10/15/2014 will get a race shirt. Also, get a free pre-race massage from the folks at PIEDMONT MASSAGE! Please register early. FREE PHOTOS!


Key Times: Race time is 4:30pm SHARP. Onsite Registration and Pickup between 2:00-4:00pm. Pachet pick up will also be on Friday (time and location TBD)! Park at: South County High School, 8501 Silverbrook Road Lorton, VA.


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Screen on the Green in Paradise: "Halloween"

Oct 25, Paradise Springs Winery

Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 830-9463
Admission: Free
Join us as our "Screen on the Green in Paradise" movie series continues. The winery will close at 7pm but the lawn and outside bar will remain open for guests staying for the movie. The movie will be shown on a giant movie screen on the lawn.

Lawn chairs and blankets recommended. Outside food welcome but please no outside alcohol.

This event is for Adults only.

No reservations needed. The event is free to attend so long as you are a customer of the winery. Wines will be sold by the glass or the bottle along with limited meat and cheese selections.

MOVIE: "Halloween" (scary)


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The Archaeology of the War of 1812 Symposium

Oct 25, James Lee Community Center Auditorium

Address: 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA
Times: 9:30am-2:30pm
Admission: $15 Admission; Free to Friends of Fairfax Archaeology (FOFA) Members

Featuring Patrick O'Neill, on the Archaeology of the Battle of the White House, Ruth Trocolli, Archaeologist of the District of Columbia, on the war in Washington, and others.  Continental breakfast, and refreshments appropriate to the time.


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Tom Teasley in Concert: Nosferatu

Oct 25, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 3pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $10 - $20
Award-winning percussionist Tom Teasley performs his original score live to FW Murnau's spellbinding classic film "Nosferatu". Tom Teasley, described in the Washington Post as "a percussionist in the widest and most exuberant sense of the word," maintains a unique career as a solo percussionist, composer and collaborator. A 2010 and 2011 Helen Hayes Theater Award recipient for outstanding sound design (and a third nomination for a 2012 award), Tom tours frequently throughout the world performing and presenting clinics for the instrument companies he endorses including Yamaha, Vic Firth, Sabian, Remo, Latin Percussion and others. A three-time recipient of a Fulbright-Hayes grant for performances in the Middle East, Tom collaborated with indigenous musicians and gave historic performances in Bahrain, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, the West Bank and Jerusalem. He has been an artist-in-residence at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and has collaborated with the National Symphony as both a soloist and composer.

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Trick or Treating at Franklin Farm

Oct 25, Franklin Farm Village Center

Address: Franklin Farm Rd and Fairfax County Pkwy, Herndon, VA
Times: 12pm - 2pm
Admission: Free
Free Trick-or-Treating at Franklin Farm Village Center, Saturday Oct. 25. Rain or shine.

Trick or Treating at Reston Town Center

Oct 25, Reston Town Center

Address: 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA
Times: 11am - 4pm
Start your trick-or-treating early! The Reston Town Center invites you to hunt for treats and goodies on Sat., 10/25, 11am-4pm. Costumed children visit participating retailers, and the Information Center for treats and goodies. Look for the pumpkin flyer in the window.

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Trunk or Treat

Oct 25, HUMC - Fellowship Hall Kitchen

Address: 701 Bennett St, Herndon, VA
Times: 6-8pm
Phone: (703) 707-6271
Trick or treating at Herndon United Methodist Church.

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VolunteerFest proudly presented by Volunteer Fairfax and General Dynamics

Oct 25, Various locations in Northern Virginia

Address: Various locations in Northern Virginia, -, Virginia
Times: 9a-4p depending on location
Contact: Jessica Warren
Phone: (703) 246-3533
Admission: Free
October 25, 2014, marks the 20th anniversary of VolunteerFest, the local celebration of National Make A Difference Day. This region-wide community service event is dedicated to mobilizing volunteer power to assist local nonprofits with a wide-variety of projects. Activities will be located at various locations throughout Northern Virginia. Rain or shine! Friends and families, neighbors and colleagues are encouraged to sign up together. All volunteer activities are free to the participants. For information about this feel-good, do-good event and to register as a volunteer click http://www.volunteerfairfax.org/individuals/volunteerfest.php or call 703-246-3533.

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Wildfire's "Spooktacular" Pumpkin Carving Classes

Oct 25 - Oct 26, Wildfire

Recurring daily
Address: Tysons Galleria, International Drive, McLean, VA
Times: Saturday, 3-4pm; Sunday, 9-10am
Phone: (703) 442-9110
Admission: $20/child
Join us at Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, 3rd floor, Mclean, VA, when Executive Chef Eddie Ishaq teaches the little ones his best-kept secrets to carving the spookiest pumpkin in town, just in time for Halloween!

There will be two sessions. On Saturday, October 25 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., NBC4 Traffic Reporter Melissa Mollet will join us with her son as guest host for the afternoon. The second session will be held on Sunday, October 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Each session is priced at $20.00 per child, plus tax (gratuity not included). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Food for Others, a direct service food pantry headquartered in Fairfax, VA. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Amanda or Erika at (703) 442-9110.


"Ghouls and Ghosts" Sunday Soiree Dance

Oct 26, McLean Community Center

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 3-5pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: $15/couple, $8/single
Sunday Soiree Series Dance. Register for activity No. 2050.214. 

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Bloomingdale's Fall Fashion Show benefitting SafeSpot Children's Advocacy Center

Oct 26, Bloomingdale's Tysons Corner

Address: 8100 Tyson Blvd., McLean, VA
Times: Doors open 10 a.m.
Contact: Suzanne Singer
Phone: (301) 294-7227
Admission: $75
Calling all fashionistas! Please join us for a fun-filled morning as you gather with friends to enjoy light fare, view the latest fall fashions, and support SafeSpot of Fairfax, a Children's Advocacy Center for abused children. Amazing raffle prizes will be available to win including a Gucci purse, Jo Malone perfume, Capitals tickets, travel packages, and much more! And Bloomingdale's is generously donating 10% of the day's event purchases to SafeSpot, Children's Advocacy Center of Fairfax. sponsorships and tickets are available at www.safespotfairfax.org. See you there!

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Family Fall Festival

Oct 26, Franconia United Methodist Church

Address: 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 3:30 -5:00 PM
Phone: (703) 971-5151
Admission: Free
Join us at Franconia United Methodist Church on Oct 26, 3:30-5:00 PM, for our free annual tradition! Children, accompanied by an adult, wear a family-friendly costume (nothing scary or inappropriate) and join in on the fun. There'll be games, prizes, food - an old fashioned good time! Hosted indoors so we don't worry about the weather! Bring your family and stop by! We are located at 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA at the corner of Beulah and Franconia, next to the Franconia Elementary School, convenient to the Fairfax Connector routes 231, 232, and 310. Contact us at admin@franconiaumc.org or 703 971-5151. See our website at http://www.franconiaumc.org.

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GMU Witch Watch

Oct 26, George Mason University

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Admission: Free
Safe trick or treating at George Mason University's campus.

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Hylton Family Series: "ImaginOcean"

Oct 26, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

The Hylton Family Series begins on Oct. 26 with two performances of "ImaginOcean," a one-of-a-kind, glow-in-the-dark, under-the-sea musical about three fishy friends who discover a treasure map, thus beginning a remarkable journey of underwater discovery. This exciting performance is brought to the Hylton Center by Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia, whose credits include "Sesame Street" and Disney's "Johnny and the Sprites," as well as Broadway's "Avenue Q," "Shrek the Musical" and "Beauty and the Beast."



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King's Park West Halloween Festival

Oct 26, Lakeside Park

Address: 5236 Pommeroy Dr, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2-5pm
Phone: (703) 426-4745
Admission: Free
King's Park West's annual Halloween Festival is always held the Sunday before Halloween from 2-5. It's our neighborhood's biggest party, come and join us!

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Neighborhood Fall Festival

Oct 26, King of Kings Lutheran Church

Address: 4025 Kings Way, Fairfax, VA
Times: 5-8pm
Phone: 703-378-7272 x225
Admission: Free
Games and prizes, a maze, haunted room, hot cider, s'mores, costume parade, pumpkin decorating and more. Rain or shine. Trunk or treat at sundown. 

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Piemonte Wine Dinner

Oct 26, Il Fornaio

Address: Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
Times: 5:30pm
Phone: (703) 437-5544
Admission: $65/guest

Enjoy a 5-course Italian meal perfectly paired with wines from Piemonte!

ANTIPASTI
Formaggio della Langie
Cheese served with grilled bell peppers, salami and crostini
Wine: Prosecco

ZUPPA
Zuppa de Patate e Porri
Potato-leek soup with porcini, white truffle oil and fontina-topped sfilatino crouton
Wine: Armeis, Ceretto, Langhe, Piemonte 

PRIMI PIATTO
Gnocchi alla Piemontese
Housemade potato dumplings with sausage, Gorgonzola cheese, shallots, peas, and white truffle butter
Wine: Barbera, Damilano, Piemonte

SECONDI
Brasato al Barbera
Short ribs braised with root vegetables, pancetta, and Barbera wine
Wine: Barolo, Damilano, Piemonte

OR

Filetto di Branzino all'Uva
Wild seabass filets sauteed with tyme, green grapes, and Champagne vinegar
Wine: Gavi di Gavi, Broglia, Piemonte

DOLCI
Bonet Classico
Amaretto-coffee custard with caramel sauce, coffe-creme anglaise and whipped cream
Wine: Moscato d'Asti, Coppo, Piemonte 


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Pumpkin Patch at Nature Playce

Oct 26, Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Address: 7701 Royce St, Annandale, VA
Times: 1:45pm, 2:45pm
Phone: (703) 941-1065
Admission: $7 - $9
Preschoolers hunt for their favorite miniature pumpkin in Nature Playce to decorate inside and take home. Enjoy seasonal stories and a craft. Child must be accompanied by an adult.

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Spooktacular Concert

Oct 26, Vienna Community Center

Address: 120 Cherry St, Vienna, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 437-3787
Admission: Free
Featuring the scary and spooky music by John Williams, Leroy Anderson, and Andrew Lloyd Webber, performed by the Town of Vienna Community Band. 

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The 21st Annual Goblin Gallop

Oct 26, Fairfax Corner

Address: 11945 Grand Commons Ave, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8:30am
Admission: $18 - $35
The 21st Annual Goblin Gallop returns with a 5K race, a 5K Walk and a 1K Fun Run. Awards given for top finishers, best costumes, fastest teams, etc. Rain or shine event.Live concert featuring Shaky Ground, moon bounce, face painting, free hot dogs, refreshments, and prizes!

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The Bad Plus

Oct 26, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 7:30 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $30-$32
Jazz trio combines audacious and pop-centric melodies with “funky new-millennium rhythms and succulent harmonic flights.” (Entertainment Weekly)

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Trunk-or-Treat

Oct 26, Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Address: 2589 Chain Bridge Rd, Vienna, VA
Times: 3-6pm
Admission: Free
For families with young children. Free, includes hot dogs and beverages. 

Voce Chamber Singers - Honor and Remembrance

Oct 26, Messiah United Methodist Church

Address: 6215 Rolling Rd., Springfield, VA
Times: 4:00 PM
Contact: Voce Chamber Singers
Phone: (702) 277-7772
Admission: Gen. Admiss. $20, college students w/ ID $10, under 18 free
Voce Chamber Singers, now under the artistic direction of Richard Giarusso, opens its 26th season with a program featuring the Musikalische Exequien of Heinrich Schütz, and the Requiem by Herbert Howells. Tickets are available online at www.voce.org. General admission tickets are $20; $10 for college students with ID; students under 18 admitted free. Call for group pricing. For more information, please call (703) 277-7772, or email VOCE at info@voce.org.

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Putts & Pumpkins

Oct 27, TopGolf

Address: 6625 S. Van Dorn St., Alexandria, VA
Times: 5:30-7:30pm
Admission: $20 single ticket; $75 bay rental
Join us for TopGolf's Annual KidZone Halloween Party. Costumes encouraged! Build-your-own hotdog bar, two (2) hours of Topgolf game play, great Halloween games and treats.

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Stories for Three to Fives: Halloween Fun!

Oct 27, Pohick Regional Library

Address: 6450 Syndenstricker Rd, Burke, VA
Times: 10:30am
Phone: (703) 644-7333
Stories, songs and activities filled with Halloween fun. Age 3-5 years with adult. Come in your costume(optional) and join our Halloween parade.

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Eric Energy: Halloween Blast

Oct 28, Pohick Regional Library

Address: 6450 Syndenstricker Rd, Burke, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 644-7333
Join Eric Energy for explosive Halloween experiments, like ghostly air and bubbling potions. Age 6-12. Cosponsored by the Friends of Pohick Regional Library.

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Gay Hart Gaines Distinguished Visiting Lecture Series - "Founder's Son: Abraham Lincoln"

Oct 28, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 7pm
Admission: $150 for members; $175 general public [for entire series]

For Abraham Lincoln, the road to the future always began in the past-America's, and his. As a boy he admired George Washington as a champion of liberty. As a young man, he found in Thomas Paine lessons about religion, which he ultimately abandoned, and about how to win arguments, which he retained for the rest of his life. At the height of his career he embraced Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence as a statement of principle (an "apple of gold," he called it, quoting the Bible), and the Preamble to the Constitution, which named the people as beneficiaries and guardians of freedom. Other books on Lincoln note his interest in the founding fathers and how he looked back to them, but here for the first time a historian of the founding looks ahead to Lincoln.

This popular educational series includes four lectures and four receptions, and is designed to provide a deeper understanding of, and expertise in, a particular subject related to George Washington.

All programs take place in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium located at the Mount Vernon Inn Complex. Receptions and book-signings take place in the same facility immediately following the lecture. 

 


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Spooky Stories! Open Mic Night

Oct 28, George Mason University Research Hall 163

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8pm-10pm
Admission: Free
Presented by Folklore Studies Program and GMU Folklore Round Table. Refreshments served. 

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Tuesday Night at the Movies: "Jhola"

Oct 28, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Contact: Paul Douglas Michnewicz
Phone: (703) 390-6167
Admission: FREE

Free • Drop-in • 18 Years and Older Jhola

‘Sati’ is an ancient practice of burning a widow on her deceased husband’s funeral pyre or burying her alive in his grave. According to Hindu Holy Scriptures the custom of ‘Sati’ was a voluntary practice in which a woman chose to end her life after her husband’s death. Later the practice was abused and women were forced to commit ‘sati’ against their will. It was officially abolished in 1920 but still there are vestiges and residual effects of the practice that continue to make the headlines in modern Hindu society. The film is in Nepalese and subtitles in English. After the film, discuss the issues with film writer Krishna Prasad Bhattarai. This movie is presented in collaboration with the Washington West Film Festival.


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68th Annual Halloween Parade

Oct 29, Town of Vienna

Address: Maple Avenue, Vienna, VA
Times: 7pm
Admission: Free

This year's parade theme is "Celebrating the Tradition of Vienna Girls Sports." 

Each year, the Town recognizes parade winners before a Town Council meeting in November. Judged categories include Youth Band, Float with Music, Youth Performer, Antique/Classic Vehicle, Adult Band, Float without Music and Adult Performer. The public is invited to attend and find out who won in each category!

Kids are invited to walk in the parade in their Halloween costumes. No registration is required; meet at 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot of United Band, 374 Maple Avenue E. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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All Hallows Eve House of Reptiles and Night Ride

Oct 29, Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

Address: 5040 Walney Rd, Chantilly, VA
Times: 7-8:30pm
Phone: (703) 631-0013
Admission: $10

Halloween has almost arrived, and with the scariest of holidays comes fun-filled events for families, such as Ellanor C. Lawrence Park's All Hallows Eve House of Reptiles and Night Ride on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. From 7 to 8:30 p.m., families are invited to test their courage and challenge their fears and phobias as they meet and touch creepy-crawly creatures in darkened rooms decorated for the season. This campfire program concludes with a wagon ride through a moonlit meadow and s'mores. The cost is $10 per person. Registration is available through Parktakes Online or by calling 703-222-4664. For information, call the park at 703-631-0013.


Participants will venture through two rooms of the old Lawrence home at Middlegate, where they'll feel the skin and shells of a variety of snakes, turtles, and salamanders -- if they dare. With its creaking floors and shadowy, echoing rooms, Middlegate provides a spooky ambience for learning about local reptiles and amphibians. Fun facts will be shared, such as how eastern king snakes eat venomous snakes, how spotted salamanders use poison for protection, and how a snapping turtle can bite while its head is fully retracted in its shell. There is no real danger to participants; however, children under the age of four will not be able to touch the critters.

While riding through the meadow on the 15-minute wagon ride, participants may catch a glimpse of some of the park's nocturnal hunters. A watchful owl may be seen perched in a tree or diving silently toward a mouse in the field. The shining eyes of foxes and coyotes patrolling the perimeter of the forest may be illuminated by the naturalist's flashlight. Who knows what's lurking in the dark? Animal sightings will be discussed around the warm glow of a bonfire while participants roast s'mores and calm their nerves.


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Boo! It's Halloween Storytime

Oct 29, Reston Regional Library

Address: 11925 Bowman Towne Dr, Reston, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 689-2700
Wear your costume and trick or treat down to the library for family fun and frights. All ages.

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GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series: "Out in the Night" by blair dorosh walther

Oct 29, George Mason University - Johnson Center Cinema

Address: 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7:30pm-10pm
Contact: Cynthia Fuchs
Phone: (703) 993-2768
Admission: Free
Out in the Night film screening followed by Q&A with director blair dorosh-walther and producer Giovanna Chesler, professor at George Mason University. OUT IN THE NIGHT pulls back the curtain on a tragic miscarriage of justice. In New York City's West Village in 2006, four lesbian and gender non-conforming African-American women were brutally assaulted by a stranger whose unwanted sexual advances they'd just spurned. In defending themselves, they also unwittingly left themselves vulnerable to draconian prison sentences that wrested them from their supportive New Jersey families and tabloid reporting that deems them "Killer Lesbians." Filmmaker dorosh-walther returns to the scene of their alleged crime, using security footage to condemn the deplorable conduct of unscrupulous reporters and callous police officers.

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Jim Brickman

Oct 29 - Oct 30, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Recurring daily
Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 8:00 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $35-$40
Soothing, piano-driven melodies by inspiring singer/songwriter and celebrated radio show host who has collaborated with Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, and Donny Osmond, among others.

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Tarara Winery Portfolio Tasting

Oct 29, Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro

Address: 11750 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA
Times: 5-9pm
Contact: Nicole Bernard
Admission: $49/person
Wrap up Virginia Wine Month in style with a portfolio tasting of wines from Tarara Winery!
Meet and mingle with winemaker Jordan Harris and Trade Sales Manager Sonya Farrell while enjoying an array of cheeses and charcuterie prepared by Chef John-Michael Hamlet. Guests can experience the full roster of Virginia wines Tarara has to offer, from 2013 unoaked Chardonnay and 2012 Voignier, to 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon. Tasting will be held 5-9pm and costs $49 per person including tax and gratuity. For reservations, please email Nicole Bernard at Nicole.Bernard@westinreston.com.

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Ukulele Phil and the Hula Kids Halloween Show!

Oct 29, Great Falls Library

Address: 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA
Times: 10:30am
Phone: (703) 757-8560
Kids, wear your costumes and sing and dance to some spooky tunes!

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Westfield High Haunted House and Carnival

Oct 29 - Oct 30, Westfield High School

Recurring daily
Address: 4700 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA
Phone: (703) 488-6439
Admission: $3 - $5
A carnival featuring kids activities and a traditional scary haunted house for older guests. The Westfield High students create this for the local community. Concessions available.

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Wine Tasting with Blenheim Vineyards

Oct 29, America Eats Tavern

Address: 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, VA
Times: 5-6:30pm
Phone: (703) 744-3999
Hailing from Charlottesville, Blenheim Vineyards is dedicated to making high quality wines that reflect the climate and beauty of the landscape.

All tastings include paired bites from Head Chef Nate Waugaman. Join us anytime between 5PM and 6:30PM to sample wines and items from our menu!


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Barboursville Wine Dinner

Oct 30, America Eats Tavern

Address: 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 744-3999
Admission: $80/person
Celebrate Virginia Wine Month! America Eats Tavern welcomes Jason Tesauro, Chief Sommelier, Barboursville Vineyards to celebrate Virginia Wine Month. Featuring a 5-course dinner with dishes specially created by Head Chef Nate Waugaman paired to each varietal. Space is limited. Please RSVP via email. 

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Bedtime Stories: Halloween Fun!

Oct 30, Pohick Regional Library

Address: 6450 Syndenstricker Rd, Burke, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 644-7333
Join us for bedtime stories, songs and activities about Halloween. Come in your costume(optional) and join our Halloween parade. Age 3-6 with adult.

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BOOtique at Mosaic

Oct 30, Mosaic District

Address: 2911 District Avenue, Fairfax, Virginia
Times: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Contact: Courtney Quinn
Phone: (212) 759-2800
Join Mosaic for a fun-filled Thursday night of trick-or-treat, scary good cocktails and shopping. Costumes encouraged!

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Halloween Parade!

Oct 30, Centreville Regional Library

Address: 14200 St. Germain Dr, Centreville, VA
Times: 11am
Phone: (703) 830-2233
Come enjoy Halloween themed stories and activities. Costumes are encouraged and there will be a costume parade following the program. Ages 2-5 with adult.

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Meet The Artists: Klasinc & Loncar Duo

Oct 30, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Contact: Paul Douglas Michnewicz
Phone: (703) 390-6167
Admission: FREE
Klasinc & Loncar Duo Natasa Klasinc and Miroslav Loncar are classical guitarists who have performed throughout Europe and the United States.

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Meow-loween at Fairfax County Animal Shelter

Oct 30 - Nov 1, Fairfax County Animal Shelter

Recurring daily
Address: 4500 West Ox Rd, Fairfax, VA
Times: Thursday & Friday, 12pm-7pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm
Phone: (703) 830-1100
Admission: See website.

The annual Adoptathon is BACK! Half off pet adoptions and other special seasonal activities at the shelter. Adoption fees half price for cats, dogs and small animals; adopt an orange and/or black cat and receive a goodie bag. 


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Night of the Living Zoo

Oct 30, National Zoo

Address: 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Times: 6pm - 10pm
Admission: $20 FONZ members, $30 non-members, $55 VIP

Prepare to witness death defying acts and amazing oddities at the Zoo's annual Halloween event, Night of the Living Zoo. With live music, a costume contest, performance artists, and glow in the dark lawn games, it's a wicked night of fun that you won't want to miss.


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Stroke Comeback Center's 10 Year Anniversary Gala - "The Art of Communicating"

Oct 30, USA Today Building

Address: 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA
Times: 6:00pm Reception only 7:30pm Dinner
Contact: Darlene Williamson
Phone: (703) 255-5221
Admission: $75 Reception only; $175 ReceptionDinner
Prepare to be amazed as nationally touring speed painter Tim Decker whips up masterpieces in minutes. This is more than a show, it is an experience as he blends music, humor, and audience interaction all while creating giant portraits of legendary icons within minutes. He has appeared on TV dozens of times and his work and performances have been seen by some of the biggest celebrities and companies in the country. Be ready to laugh and cry as you listen to the heartwarming comeback stories of resilience.

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"The Sixth Generation" Halloween Monster Mash!

Oct 31, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at door
Halloween Dance Party - 1960s Style!
Attention all Baby Boomers and Bobby Soxers! Join The Sixth Generation for a Halloween concert in 60's Dance Hall Style at the Workhouse Arts Center! Award-winning rock-n-rollers, The Sixth Generation, perform live in the McGuireWoods gallery with plenty of room to dance the night away! Formed in Michigan in 1966, this dynamic band is the forefront of musical style reflecting the late 1960s. The Sixth Generation is a Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame inductee whose specialty is playing hits from the 1960s as well as original songs about the era, throughout the Midwest and Mid Atlantic regions. Their crowd pleasing performances bring back fond memories for baby boomers and a surprising appreciation of good music for younger generations.

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Halloween / "Hordeaween" Party

Oct 31, Mad Fox Brewing Company

Address: 444 W. Broad St, Suite I, Falls Church, VA
Times: 8pm
Phone: (703) 942-6840
Join us for a Halloween celebration with the debut of The Yambag, another collaborative beer made with our friends from the Big O and Dukes Show.

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Halloween Party

Oct 31, Il Fornaio

Address: Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
Phone: (703) 437-5544

You can come for the night, you can come for a flash... But come to have fun at our Halloween bash!

~Happy Hour prices in the bar from 11:30am-9pm for any guest in costume! Enjoy $6 appetizers, specialty pizzas, artisan cocktails and wine.
~$3 Peroni draft special, a DJ and dancing from 10pm to midnight

RESERVATIONS: 703-437-5544
Online reservations cannot be accepted


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Halloween Spooktacular

Oct 31, Great Falls Village Center

Address: 776 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA
Times: 5pm - 7pm
Phone: (571) 293-0474

THIS YEAR'S FEATURES INCLUDE
The Haunted House by Great Falls Friends and Neighbors
The Falls Salon's incredible Haunted Forest
Adeler Jewelers will have both a scary and a princess area on their porch
and Listen to the sounds of the Langely High School Band

The Spooktacular was launched over 20 years ago, by members of Great Falls Friends to provide younger children with a central, convenient place in Great Falls to have fun trick or treating. It was because of their initiative that still today we have Great Falls vendors offering candy around the Village Green as well as in the Safeway shopping center at the corner of Georgetown Pike and Walker Road.

Children are encouraged to wear their best Halloween costume, experience the Haunted House, and enjoy trick or treating right in the heart of town.


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HOWL-O-WEEN at Lake Anne

Oct 31, Lake Anne Plaza (Waterfront)

Address: 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, Virginia
Times: 6-8PM
Admission: Free (Rain or Shine)
Lake Anne Plaza has gone to the dogs, cats, and other furry critters. Come down to Lake Anne Plaza dressed in Halloween flair (adults + pets) for a Howling good time! Dogs, cats, and all types of animal-friendly furry friends are welcome to participate and join in on the fun. Activities Include: Pet Costume Contest (starting at 6:30PM) Music Games (Pets + Adults) "Yappy" Hour at Restaurants Treats/Tricks/Prizes from Lake Anne Merchants

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Jimmy's 18th Annual Halloween Bash

Oct 31, Jimmy's Old Town Tavern

Address: 697 Spring St, Herndon, VA
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 435-5467
Admission: Free
Join us Friday October 31st for our 18th annual Halloween Bash! The fun begins at 9pm. DJ and dancing! $150 prize for "best costume," scary scream contests and more! No cover!

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Mall-O-Ween!

Oct 31, Fair Oaks Mall

Address: 11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA
Times: 6-8pm
Phone: (703) 359-8300
Join us for one of the most popular Halloween traditions in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, Fair Oaks' 27th Annual Mall-O-Ween. Bring your litle princesses, ghosts and goblins to Fair Oaks on Friday, October 31 from 6 - 8 p.m. for store-to-store trick or treating with witches, wizards and towering ghouls.

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Spine Tingling Screen on the Green

Oct 31, The Winery at Bull Run

Address: 15950 Lee Hwy, Centreville, VA
Times: 9pm
Join us on Oct. 31 at 9pm for a scary movie on the lawn, food vendors, and costume contest. This event is for adults only. Be sure to bring blankets and lawn chairs. 

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The Legwarmers: DC's Biggest 80s Retro Dance Party

Oct 31 - Nov 1, The State Theatre

Recurring daily
Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9:30pm both nights
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $18

Washington DC's Premier 80's Tribute Band.
Judging from the huge response we get every time they're here, a lot of you find the same guilty pleasure we do in reliving the 80s. The big hair. The lacy ankle socks. And the music! You thought it was a forgettable decade, but the Legwarmers (great accessory, great band name) will make you remember each and every hit. Come out and Safety Dance like it's 1985.

COME IN YOUR COSTUME! WE'RE GIVING AWAY PRIZES!

Ages: 21+ to enter. VALID ID required
Please Note: There are no dining tables or reservations available for this show.


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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Oct 31 - Nov 1, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Recurring daily
Address: 10960 George Mason Cir, Manassas, VA
Times: Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 2pm & 8pm
Admission: $25 adults, $15 children up to grade 12
This wildly warm-hearted theatrical experience kicks off when the Music Hall Royale "puts on" its flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Dickens mystery. The giddy playfulness of this play-within-a-play draws the audience toward one of the musical's most talked-about features, which allows the audience to vote on the solution as prelude to the most unusual and hilarious finale! Presented by the School of Theater and the School of Music.


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The National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China: Cirque Peking

Oct 31 - Nov 1, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 2pm & 8pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $48, $41, $29
From the exotic Far East comes the world’s most riveting acrobatic troupe whose astonishing acts inspire the same awe and wonder in people today as a millennium ago. The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China is among Asia’s most acclaimed ensembles, and has won countless international awards and competitions. For seven decades, this company has been thrilling young and old alike with dazzling acts of tumbling, juggling, contortion, balancing, and high-flying athleticism. With a combination of traditional and modern music, colorful sets, and imaginative props, their extraordinary performance is guaranteed to have everyone on the edge of their seats.

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Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon

Oct 31, George Washington's Mount Vernon

Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 3:30pm-6:30pm
Phone: (703) 780-2000
Admission: $10 per adult and $5 per child. Tickets are required for all adults and children to attend this event.

Join the costumed cast of interpreters for a special opportunity to trick-or-treat in the historic area. A special scavenger hunt is available for our more adventurous guests. All trick-or-treaters are invited to join in the children's costume parade around the Mansion at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the best "George" and "Martha" costumes!  Participate in a Halloween craft activity in the greenhouse. 

Special trade demonstrations, like 18th-century wool carding, spinning and fish net making, will take place in the historic area. Listen to Halloween-themed stories in the straw bale amphitheater, enjoy colonial games and dancing demonstrations, and take a wagon ride.

The Mansion and Donald W. Reynolds Museum will not be open for this event. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and close at 6 p.m.


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Trunk or Treat

Oct 31, Columbia Baptist Church

Address: 103 West Columbia St, Falls Church, VA
Times: 6-8pm
Phone: (703) 534-5700
Join us for an evening of fun for all ages - inflatables, family photo booth, crafts, snacks, pizza and Chick-fil-A (available for purchase), and, of course, our TRUNKS with lots of CANDY!!!!

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"The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things"

Nov 1, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 8:00 pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: $20/$15 MCC district residents
“The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things” bursts with striking visual magic, comedy, and loads of audience participation. Magician Max Darwin makes objects appear out of thin air, defies the laws of physics, and performs miracles inches from spectators’ faces. This show is the wackiest, most interactive, highest energy magic show for families in town today.

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Cask Ale Festival

Nov 1, Mad Fox Brewing Company

Address: 444 W. Broad St, Suite I, Falls Church, VA
Times: 12pm
Phone: (703) 942-6840
Celebrate cask conditioned proper Real Ales with our annual free outdoor festival, featuring a showcase of 25 Cask Ales. Also live music, festival food and more.

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Colonial Day at Sully

Nov 1, Sully Historic Site

Address: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA
Times: 11am-4pm
Phone: (703) 222-4664
Admission: $8/adults, $6/child
No reservations required. At Colonial Day, see Revolutionary War soldiers in camp and on the battlefield. Learn about daily life in rural Virginia. Make a craft to take home, step a country dance and have a hearty snack in our Colonial tavern. House tour included. $8/adult, $6/ child. $1 discount/child with coupon from school flyer.

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Cox Farms Pumpkin Madness

Nov 1 - Nov 2, Cox Farms

Recurring daily
Address: 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, VA
Times: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Phone: (703) 830-4121
Admission: See Website for Details

What happens to pumpkins after Halloween? Pumpkin Madness Days of course! Bring your own used jack o' lantern and experience them getting hurled, smashed, dropped and squished! This is one of the best events of our Fall Festival and a ton of fun.  If you've never been, come and visit us for a smashing twist to our famous Fall Festival!

Last entry at 4PM during Pumpkin Madness days!


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Eddie Money

Nov 1, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 7:00 & 9:30 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $45-$50
Enjoy the best of classic rock with catchy, upbeat tunes from the star who gave us ’80s hits including “Take Me Home Tonight” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.”

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Flamenco Vivo/Carlotta Santana "The Soul of Flamenco"

Nov 1, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 8:00 pm
Admission: $30/$20 MCC district residents
Flameno Vivo brings an exciting evening of flamenco to the stage featuring accomplished artists from the U.S. and Spain. The performance will include celebrated repertoire as well as the new work “A Solas” by Angel Munoz, which The New York Times deemed “…impressive for its compositional finesse.”

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Heroes, Villains, and Legends Concert

Nov 1, Fairfax High School

Address: 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Music has always been used to depict "characters" of lore, and those characters usually fall into one of these categories. This concert presents musical portrayals of Heroes, Villains, and Legends we have heard of throughout the years. Children can participate in a costume contest and trick-or-treating pre-concert.

The program will include the following selections:

Superman Theme/Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme), John Williams
Casey at the Bat, Allen Bass
Tam O'Shanter, Malcolm Arnold


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Huntley Harvest Festival

Nov 1, Historic Huntley & Huntley Meadows Park

Address: 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA
Times: 1pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 768-2525
Admission: $10/person; ages four and under are free
Families are invited to enjoy autumn-themed games, crafts, and activities at both Huntley Meadows Park and Historic Huntley. Refreshments will be available, and kids can collect prizes at educational stations. At Huntley Meadows Park, families will find educational stations focused on the autumn season and how nature prepares for winter. Other activities include making animal masks and playing games such as pumpkin bowling and musical hay bales. At Historic Huntley, costumed period interpreters will teach visitors about historical agricultural practices. Children will enjoy a puppet show about Huntley manor's history and make a bookmark after story time. Other crafts, games, and refreshments will be available at both locations. Kids collect charms as they visit each activity station, and once they collect them all they earn a bigger prize. Pre-registration isn't necessary, so just show up and have fun!

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Kiln Club Pottery Show and Sale

Nov 1 - Nov 2, Colvin Run Mill

Recurring daily
Address: 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, VA
Times: 11am-4pm
Phone: (703) 759-2771
No reservations required. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Looking for great locally hand-crafted holiday gifts at reasonable prices? Members of the Ceramic Guild and the Kiln Club of Washington, D.C. will display and sell a variety of pottery styles in the Colvin Run Barn. A portion of the sales benefits Colvin Run Mill.

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Northern Virginia j.talks - Joshua Max Feldman

Nov 1, Congregation Beth Emeth

Address: 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, Virginia
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Dan
Phone: (703) 537-3000
Admission: $10-$15
First time novelist Joshua Max Feldman visits Northern Virginia on Saturday, November 1 to talk about and read from his novel The Book of Jonah. Feldman’s visit is hosted by Northern Virginia j.talks and Congregation Beth Emeth in Herndon. “This charming, modern-day Jonah — half-Jewish and estranged from God, swallowed up by sleep rather than a whale — would seem to have little in common with his Old Testament namesake. But after a series of terrifying visions, his well-ordered world is shattered and he is forced to act. Jonah is faced with a mission of, well, biblical proportions and must come to terms with his faith and morality. The risk-taking and sheer weirdness of The Book of Jonah is worth applauding.” – The New York Times Book Review.

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Simple Gifts Concert

Nov 1, Fairfax Christian Church

Address: 10185 Main Street, Fairfax, VA
Times: 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Marnie DeVaughan
Phone: (703) 385-3520
Admission: $22 - Early Bird Specials thru 10/25: $20 and $66 (4 for price of 3)
"The members of Simple Gifts are proof that the best groups are more than the sum of their individual talents. These women share a chemistry that infuses their music with energy, integrity, and joy." - Dave Johnson, Boston Globe. This is a casual event that promises to wow you, given the talent of Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon. While they have played to crowds at festivals and venues such as the Smithsonian and the National Theater, their performance here at Fairfax Christian Church will be in an intimate setting. Simple Gifts will entertain you with their humor and sounds of folk and world music played on an array of instruments from banjo to hammered dulcimer. No seat will be more than 30' from the stage. So order your tickets today because seats are limited. Go to simplegiftsmusic.com to see videos and hear their music. Two women plus 10 instruments equals one good time!

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Smithsonian TechQuest Game: Eye in the Sky

Nov 1 - Nov 29, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, Virginia
Times: 10:30am to 4pm
Contact: Visitor Services
Phone: (703) 572-4118
Admission: Free, Parking $15
It is the height of the Cold War, and tensions are escalating between the world’s superpowers. An American aircraft carrying sensitive cargo has disappeared. The cargo cannot end up in enemy hands. Your mission is to find the aircraft, using aerial surveillance tools. Success depends on verifying the intelligence you gather at every step. Smithsonian TechQuest, a new, alternate reality game at the Udvar-Hazy Center, will test your powers of observation, your problem-solving skills, and your decision-making abilities as you take on the role of intelligence analyst. The game will engage you through hands-on activities and secret codes that lead to an ultimate conclusion. It is aimed at upper elementary and middle school visitors and their families. A self-guided activity, the game starts with a ten-minute orientation offered at regular intervals throughout the day. Staff will help guide you along the way. The game should take between 60 and 90 minutes.

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South Run RECenter Arts and Crafts Show

Nov 1 - Nov 2, South Run RECenter

Recurring daily
Address: 7550 Reservation Drive, Springfield, VA
Times: Saturday: 9am-4pm, Sunday: 11am-4pm
Admission: $3.00
Now in its 7th year, this popular show features some 50 juried artisans offering original handmade art and craft items, including jewelry, clothing and other textiles, woodworking, sculpture, pottery and ceramics, glass art, handweaving, photography, drawing and painting, and other decorative and functional arts. Date: November 1-2, 2014 7550 Reservation Drive, Springfield, VA (Just off the Fairfax County Parkway) Hours: Saturday: 9am-4pm Sunday: 11am-4pm Admission $3, Parking Free

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Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate)

Nov 1, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA
Times: 7pm
Contact: Jammin Java-Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $15
In 25 years, Wynn has released at least that many albums and has seen over 300 of his songs recorded. He has played over 2000 shows in more than 25 countries. His songs have been recorded and/or performed by REM, Luna, Concrete Blonde, The Black Crowes, Yo La Tengo and Eleventh Dream Day, among others; his "That's Why I Wear Black" became the #1 single of 1993 in Norway as the leadoff track from the debut album by Somebody's Darling. He has been prominently featured in Rolling Stone, Mojo, Uncut, Entertainment Weekly, People, The Los Angeles Times, New York Times and countless other publications all over the world.

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The Capital Franchise Expo

Nov 1 - Nov 2, Dulles Expo Center

Recurring daily
Address: 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA
Times: Saturday, 10am-4pm; Sunday, 11am-4pm
Phone: (800) 891-4859
Admission: $8
Do you want to own your own business?

The Capital Franchise Expo invites consumers wanting to start their own business to attend this exciting, upcoming two-day event! This event is perfect for exploring the option of self-employment. Buying a Franchise means you are in business for yourself...but not by yourself. Owning a Franchise means you own a proven business concept, and have the support you need to be successful! Franchising covers many industries that are considered "Recession-Proof" - these opportunities are great investments in any economy! Take control of your financial future - invest in yourself!


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THE FINAL RENDEZVOUS: Visit Mosby Rangers’ Graves in Mt. Zion Church, Sharon & Ivy Hill Cemeteries

Nov 1, Mt. Zion Church

Address: 40309 John Mosby Highway, Aldie, VA
Times: 9:00 AM to NOON
Phone: (703) 851-9088
Admission: $10 per person
Join Eric Buckland, Don Hakenson and Dave Goetz on a tour of the final resting places of 49 of Mosby's Rangers; Mt. Zion Church, Sharon, and Ivy Hill Cemeteries. The tour will visit some of these graves where anecdotes about the men's lives, both during the war and after, will be told. Participants will travel from site to site in their own vehicles. Meet at Mt Zion Church in Aldie, VA - The tour will begin from there and end at Ivy Hill Cemetery in Upperville, VA

Bluegrass Barn Concerts: East of Monroe

Nov 2, Frying Pan Farm Park

Address: 2309 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA
Times: 7pm
Contact: Frying Pan Farm Park
Phone: (703) 437-9101
Admission: $15/advance, $18/door, $105/season pass
Enjoy bluegrass concerts at Frying Pan Farm Park. Food and beverages available for purchase. Presented by the Fairfax County Park Authority and Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park. Concerts are held indoors in the Visitor Center. 

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Caring Hands Animal Hospital Annual Open House

Nov 2, Caring Hands Animal Hospital

Address: 5659 Stone Rd, Centreville, VA
Times: 12pm-2pm
Phone: (703) 830-5700

An annual tradition, each of our hospitals host an Open House to encourage existing and new clients alike to have fun while raising funds for local animal rescue groups. Guests can enjoy prizes, kids activities, and photo ops with your pet. Meet the staff and doctors of the hospital and mingle with fellow animal lovers!

Activities include: prize wheel, costume parade, photo corner, and silent auction. 


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Deana Martin - "A Tribute to Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra"

Nov 2, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

An unforgettable night featuring the music of two legendary American crooners comes to the Merchant Hall stage on Nov. 2 as entertainer Deana Martin brings "A Tribute to Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra." In this incredible concert, Martin pays homage to the two men she knew as "Dad" and "Uncle Frank" by performing their most popular hits, such as "The Lady is a Tramp," "Volare," "Strangers in the Night" and "That's Amore," while sharing some little known stories about these celebrated members of the Rat Pack.




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Hillinger Wine Dinner & Austrian Wine Month

Nov 2, Trummer's On Main

Address: 7134 Main Street, Clifton, VA
Times: 5pm
Phone: (703) 266-1623
Admission: $85/person
It's always a highlight of the year to welcome Michael Hoeffken of Hillinger Vineyards in Burganland, Austria to do a special wine dinner. We are kicking off our Austrian Wine month with this fabulous four-course dinner for $85/person. Menu will be posted online next week!
Cocktail hour starts at 5pm, dinner starts at 5:30. Call for reservations at 703-266-1623 or email droderique@trummersonmain.com.

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New Orleans Legends: Featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint

Nov 2, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $48, $41, $29
These two musical titans from the Big Easy pay homage to the great music of their city in an extraordinary evening of jazz. The legendary jazz and New Orleans R&B pianist Allen Toussaint recently received the highly prestigious National Medal of Arts by President Obama in recognition of his seminal influence on New Orleans music. Joining Toussaint, from the heart of the French Quarter comes the one-and-only Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which has invigorated traditional New Orleans jazz through performances at Preservation Hall, extensive tours and recordings, and its collaborations with artists from a diversity of musical genres.

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Northern Virginia j.talks - Nate Hausmann

Nov 2, Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

Address: 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2:00pm
Contact: Dan
Phone: (703) 537-3000
Admission: $7-$11
Nate Hausmann, who describes himself as an autistic entrepreneur, will share his inspiring story and his first book ABC Animals at a Northern Virginia j.talks event on Sunday, November 2. j.talks, conversations with authors and artists, is a program of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. Nate began drawing during elementary school. In middle school, he began his tradition of illustrating one-of-a-kind personalized animal alphabet books as baby gifts for family and friends. After high school graduation in Baton Rouge, he illustrated this English/Hebrew animal alphabet book with its whimsically endearing color-pencil-drawn animals, set in charming watercolor habitats. From left to right, young book lovers discover their favorite animals from A to Z. And from right to left, they rediscover those animals from aleph to tav! Foreword by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin. In partnership with the J’s Special Needs Department and Special Needs Book Club.

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Children’s Performing Art Series: "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"

Nov 3, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 11-11:45am
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Admission: $4 advance; $5 at door
A must-see program for you and your preschool child. 

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Move & Groove with Mr. Skip

Nov 3, Old Town Hall

Address: 3999 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 10:30am
Contact: Joanna Ormesher
Phone: (703) 352-2712
Admission: FREE, Donations gratefully accepted
Start the week off with Mr. Skip, our favorite music man! Mr. Skip, who is all about music and movement, sings original and classic kids songs like Old MacDonald to the five and under crowd. He gets the kids off their seats and moving. Even the parents and grandparents have fun as Mr. Skip plays his own brand of music. Come along and join in the first Monday in the month, you'll be glad you did! Sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts, the Children’s Performance Series is free but donations are gratefully accepted.

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Capital Building & Facility Maintenance Show

Nov 5, Dulles Expo Center

Address: 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA
Times: 9am-2pm
Phone: (508) 824-3343
Admission: Free. Children 17 and under are not admitted.
The Capital Building & Facility Maintenance Show is positioned to serve the needs of Facility Management and Maintenance professionals as well as Plant Engineering and Industrial Maintenance Professionals from across this region. Our free trade show also features educational seminars designed to bring the latest information on the products, technologies and services today's maintenance and repair operation professionals need.

 


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Local Author Event - Alan Rems, South Pacific Cauldron

Nov 5, George Mason Regional Library

Address: 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA
Times: 7:00 PM
Contact: George Mason Regional Library
Phone: (703) 256-3800
Admission: FREE
Local author Alan Rems discusses his book, South Pacific Cauldron, which details World War II's great forgotten battleground and embraces all land, sea and air operations in this important sector of the war. Adults. Books available for sale and signing. Register online or by phone.

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Justin Hayward

Nov 6 - Nov 7, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Recurring daily
Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 8:00 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $75
Legendary guitarist of The Moody Blues, takes fans back with outstanding acoustic versions of his old and new songs.

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Ruffino Wine Dinner

Nov 6, Ovvio Osteria

Address: 2727-G Merrilee Drive, Merrifield, VA
Times: 6:30pm
Phone: (703) 573-2161
Admission: $55/person

5-Course Wine Pairing Dinner

In 1877, Illario and Leopoldo Ruffino laid the foundations of their dream to make the most known and loved Italian wines in the world from the heart of Tuscany. At their winery in Pontassieve, just outside of Florence, they began producing wines according to a strict quality standard and a rigorous technical research. Soon, Ruffino became an international symbol of the Chianti region, and won numerous awards, including the prestigious gold medal at the Bordeaux Wine Fair in 1895, affirming the quality of its wine. 


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Deerhoof with White Reaper and Xenia Rubinos

Nov 7, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 8:15pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $15 advance, $18 day of

San Francisco's Deerhoof mix noise, sugary melodies, and an experimental spirit into sweetly challenging and utterly distinctive music.

18 and up to enter. VALID ID required.

 


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Martha Graham Dance Company

Nov 7, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $46, $39, $28
Described by The Washington Post as “one of the seven wonders of the artistic universe,” this venerated ensemble is committed to preserving the legacy of its founder, Martha Graham, whose timeless and uniquely American style of dance has influenced generations of artists. Featured in this evening of contemporary dance is Appalachian Spring Suite, which includes a narration created from letters between Graham and Aaron Copland; Graham’s Cave of the Heart, set to the music of Samuel Barber; and Maple Leaf Rag, which was Graham’s last work. Also included on the program is Echo, a new work choreographed by Andonis Foniadakis.

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NOVA-Annandale Symphony Orchestra Concert

Nov 7, Rachel M Schlesinger Concert Hall

Address: 4915 East Campus Lane, Alexandria, VA
Times: 8:00 pm
Contact: Reunion Music Society
Phone: (703) 569-0973
Admission: Adults $20; Students with ID $10; Free for Children 12 and under and NOVA students with ID
NOVA-Annandale Symphony Orchestra 20th Anniversary Concert, Christopher Johnston, conductor with the Northern Virginia Chorale and NOVA-Annandale Chorale, directed by Robert S. Webb, Jr. Program Highlights will include: Symphony No. 1, Beethoven; The Hebrides Overture, Mendelssohn and Songs from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

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Season of Innovation: "A Little Business at the Big Top"

Nov 7 - Nov 8, George Mason University's Center for the Arts - TheatreSpace

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $25, adults; $15, students, faculty & staff, seniors, and groups
David Gaines (7 (x 1) Samurai) returns with another one-man show developed in our School of Theater Studios. Circus skills, mime, performance art and theater combine in a magical evening of boy meets girl - on a tightrope!


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The George Washington Symposium

Nov 7 - Nov 8, George Washington's Mount Vernon - Fred W. Smith National Library

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: Friday, 3pm-8pm; Saturday, 8:30am-4pm
Admission: $150 for members; $175 for general public

Join leading historians, curators, and art historians for a fascinating look at some of the unforgettable icons of American art, from Gilbert Stuart's unfinished portrait of the first president, to Emanuel Leutze's dramatic tableau of Washington Crossing the Delaware. Explore how different artists met the challenge of portraying the enigma that was Washington, and how his image played a pivotal role in developing America's image of itself, its history, and its future. You'll never look at a dollar bill the same way again!


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Cabaret Series: Heroes Cabaret!

Nov 8, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 8:00pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $25
Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA as our Workhouse Cabaret Performers present our cabaret series: Cabaret Heroes! on Sunday, Nov 2nd and Saturday, Nov 8th. Featuring the music of heroes and anti-heroes alike we celebrate the valiant, the flawed, the strong, and the vulnerable characters that audiences have admired, adored and applauded over the last century! Ticket price includes planche campagnarde. A la carte cash bar available in venue. For tickets and information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/performing-arts/cabaret-series-heroes-cabaret

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DC Big Flea Market

Nov 8 - Nov 9, Dulles Expo Center

Recurring daily
Address: 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA
Times: Saturday, 9am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
Phone: (757) 430-4735
Admission: $8 Adults, Good for both days
On Sale: Period & Country Furniture to Collectibles of All Eras at Affordable Prices! Featuring Glassware, Jewelry, Silver, Primitives, Porcelain and Much More!

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Fairfax County's 10th Annual History Conference

Nov 8, Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center

Address: 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8:30am-3:30pm
Contact: Lynne Garvey Hodge
Phone: (703) 322-1811
Admission: $20 Registration Fee - Paid in Advance
The theme of the conference is "Fire, Flight & Fury!" The War of 1812 in Fairfax County -200 years later! 

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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents "I'll Be Seeing You" by Luke Frazier

Nov 8, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Pre-concert lecture at 7pm. Show begins at 8pm.

Luke Frazier, guest conductor.

"I'll Be Seeing You" - Based on actual letters from Luke Frazier's family written during World War II, including songs of the era by Gershwin, Kern, Carmichael, Ellington, and more. 


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Hands-on Harvest and Biscuits, Too

Nov 8, Sully Historic Site

Address: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA
Times: 1pm - 2pm
Phone: (703) 437-1794
Admission: $10/person
(5-Adult) At the slave quarter, learn about the lives and chores of slaves who lived at Sully. Bake biscuits in the open hearth kitchen, dip a candle and fashion a corn husk doll.

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Swing Dance

Nov 8, Sherwood Community Center

Address: 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Karen
Phone: (703) 385-7858
Admission: $15 cash or credit card
Join us for an evening of swing dancing and great music! Each event begins with a half hour swing dance lesson by Gottaswing, followed by a dance. Admission fee of $15 can be paid at the door with cash or credit card. More information at www.gottaswing.com. Music by King Teddy.

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The Jack T. Farrar, Jr. "Fill the Shoes" 5K

Nov 8, Hayfield Park

Address: 7611 Hayfield Rd, Alexandria, VA - Virginia
Times: 8:00am
Contact: Amelia Baldree
Phone: (202) 288-6221
Admission: $40
The Kingstowne Striders of Alexandria, VA are proud to present the 5th annual "Fill the Shoes" 5K in honor of Jack. T. Farrar Jr., a long time Hayfield Farm resident who passed away in November, 2005 just 3 months after a diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer. This community race is dedicated to Jack and all people affected by pancreatic cancer. All net proceeds of this event will go directly to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (www.pancan.org) to support them in their mission to "advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer".

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The Mavericks

Nov 8, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $40/floor ; $50/balcony
"... the Mavericks can still mix torch and twang with a vibrant virtuosity that defies genre boundaries" - USA TODAY

The Mavericks are back. The country-steeped garage band with a Cuban American lead singer that had emerged from Miami in 1989 with their sultry debut that was equal parts innocence, intensity, and vintage influences has reunited in 2012 after an eight-year hiatus. Time has a way of melting when you're busy living life - and two decades have passed since their polyrhythmic brand of post-modern country has given the world "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down," "Here Comes The Rain," and "Dance The Night Away."

With their new album, time melts once again, and the band that defied definitions, blurred genres, and made everybody feel good is back. The "most interesting band in the world" has captured the infectious energy and robust sound from their live shows on their new Valory Music release In Time. Songs like "Dance In The Moonlight," the Orbison-esque "Born To Be Blue," the horn-punctuated retro noir "Back In Your Arms Again," and the Tejano-esque "All Over Again" show that the Mavericks have once again found the way to make genre-defying soul music.

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"Not Forgotten: The Story of the Offerings at the Wall"

Nov 9, Fairfax Museum

Address: 10209 Main St, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 385-8414
Admission: Free
Megan Leining, Collections Manager with Fairfax County Park Authority, will talk about her former work with the National park Service of curating objects left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Three Great B’s – Beethoven, Brahms, and Bartók!

Nov 9, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $40, $34, $24
Jeffrey Siegel delves into the creative genius of three of the most revered composers the world has ever known in his second Keyboard Conversations concert of the season. In a stellar performance, this distinguished pianist explores Beethoven’s ardent, lyrical Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp major, Op. 78; Brahms’ powerful Rhapsodies and intimate Intermezzi; and Bartók’s vibrant, zesty Romanian Folk Dances and tuneful, humorous Rondo. For over four decades, Mr. Siegel has delighted audiences with his virtuosity at the piano and his fascinating insight into the world’s most revered composers and their works.

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Northern Virginia j.talks - Being the Other

Nov 9, Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

Address: 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7:00pm
Contact: Dan
Phone: (703) 537-3000
Admission: $12-$19
Three writers share unique and universal stories about their personal journeys. In his third essay collection on transgender life, S. Bear Bergman (Blood, Marriage, Wine, & Glitter) enters, describes, and rearranges our ideas about family as a daughter, husband, father, and friend. Rabbi Julie Greenberg (Just Parenting: Building the World One Family at a Time) calls her journey ‘spirited motherhood’ and tells how she has parented her five children within a web of relationships that included Rabbinic donor dads, a gay male parenting partner, birth parents, multiracial children and women lovers. Leah Vincent (Cut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood) challenges us with an electrifying memoir about a young woman’s promiscuous and self-destructive spiral after being cast out of her ultra-Orthodox Jewish family.

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12th Annual Veterans' Powwow

Nov 11, Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center, George Mason University

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 12pm - 8pm
Contact: Native American & Indigenous Alliance
Phone: (540) 539-0386
Admission: FREE
The Native American and Indigenous Alliance of George Mason University will hold the 12th Annual Veterans’ Powwow on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. The powwow will take place in Dewberry Hall of the Johnson Center, on the Fairfax campus. A veterans’ honor ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. Come experience traditional Native American music and dancing, and shop authentic Indigenous handcrafted items including jewelry, pottery, textile arts, apparel, and more from a number of vendors. There will also be social dances, games, and candy dances for children. This year’s powwow head staff includes: Dennis Zotigh, Master of Ceremonies; Manuel Rodriguez, Arena Director; Louis Campbell, Head Man Dancer; Elyse Sparks, Head Woman Dancer; and drum groups Stoney Creek and Youghtanund. Admission is free and open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to attend! For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/MasonNAIA. Co-Sponsored by the Native American and Indigenous Alliance, the Indigenous Nations Alumni Alliance, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education, University Life, and the Office of Student Involvement.

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Veteran’s Day Observance

Nov 11, Town Green Herndon

Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 11am
Phone: (703) 481-1200
Admission: Free

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Veterans Day Ceremony

Nov 11, Memorial Amphitheater

Address: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Phone: (877) 907-8585
Admission: Free
About 5,000 visitors attend each of the two major annual remembrance ceremonies in the Memorial Amphitheater. They take place on Memorial Day and Veterans Day and are sponsored by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington.

Many military organizations also conduct annual memorial services in the amphitheater. In addition, organizations also host memorial observances and events at Arlington. All ceremonies and special events are free and open to the public.


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Professional Touring Artists: Richard Blanco, Poet

Nov 12, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 8:00pm
Contact: Paul Douglas Michnewicz
Phone: (703) 390-6167
Admission: $15 Reston/$30 Non-Reston
Richard Blanco was born in Madrid in 1968, immigrating as an infant with his Cuban-exile family to the United States. In 2013, Blanco was chosen to serve as the fifth inaugural poet of the United States, following in the footsteps of such great writers as Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. Blanco performed One Today, an original poem he wrote for the occasion, becoming the youngest, first Latino immigrant and openly gay writer to hold the honor. Blanco continues to write and perform for audiences around the world. In addition to his occasional poetry and performances, his full-length memoir was published in November 2013 and he is collaborating with renowned illustrator Dav Pilkey on a children’s book.

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World of Color Expo 2014

Nov 12 - Nov 15, Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel

Recurring daily
Address: 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon, Virginia
Times: Open daily 9am til 6 pm
Contact: David Vernon
Phone: (703) 754-3191
Admission: Registration Required to take classes. Trade Floor Admission.
The most amazing art Expo to hit the East Coast in a decade. We will offer painting classes in a variety of skill levels and mediums (everything from decorative to fine art). Registration is required for the painting classes. (50-60 classes and approximately 50 vendors). Attendees may register for classes, view painting demonstrations, enter the world of our Exhibit Trade Floor, and browse/shop for that special item, needed painting supplies or new painting products. All are open to the public with no prior painting experience. Join us for a truly exciting experience through the world of Art. Have You Promoted Art Today!

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Gay Hart Gaines Distinguished Visiting Lecture Series - "Washington & the Election: 1788-1789"

Nov 13, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 7pm
Admission: $150 for members; $175 general public [for entire series]

Washington left Philadelphia not knowing if the states would ratify the Constitution but aware that he would likely serve as the first president if the document was ratified. Working behind the scenes to avoid charges of self-interest, he threw himself into the ratification effort even as he denied interest in the presidency. Nine states needed to ratify the Constitution for it to take effect; more were necessary for the government to work. Fierce partisan battles erupted in many states, with Washington's support for the document, and his assumed service, as president serving as the Federalists' most effective argument. Following ratification, the battle shifted to the First Federal Election, with Federalists and Anti Federalists seeking to gain the advantage. They could agree on only one issue: Washington would be the President. He became the unifying figure that bound the states together and made the presidency into the popular symbol of national union.

This popular educational series includes four lectures and four receptions, and is designed to provide a deeper understanding of, and expertise in, a particular subject related to George Washington.

All programs take place in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium located at the Mount Vernon Inn Complex. Receptions and book-signings take place in the same facility immediately following the lecture. 

 


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21st Annual Northern Virginia Christmas Market

Nov 14 - Nov 16, Dulles Expo Center

Recurring daily
Address: 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA
Times: Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
Phone: (757) 417-7771
Admission: $8 Adults; Children under 12 are free.
More than 300 juried artisans from across the country offer fine art, functional & decorative pottery, handcrafted jewelry, glass, photography, woven baskets, furniture, decorative arts, collectible dolls, wearable art and much more. Specialty food vendors offer gift-packaged gourmet fare such as steamed puddings, almond pound cakes, party dips, sparkling cider and fruit cakes. Events Management Group, Inc. works with the Capital Area Food Bank helping needy families during the holiday season by collecting donations of canned goods.

Receive $1.00 off admission by bringing a canned food donation for the Capital Area Food Bank.

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Beau Soir Trio - Music for Flute, Viola & Harp

Nov 14, Old Town Hall

Address: 3999 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8pm
Contact: Joanna Ormesher
Phone: (703) 352-2787
Admission: FREE
The Beau Soir Ensemble is a flute, viola, and harp trio dedicated to the performance of standard and contemporary repertoire spanning a variety of genres. Founded in 2007, as a flute and harp ensemble, the group added a violist in 2011, to include more of a contemporary and diverse repertoire. Beau Soir is committed to expanding their horizons into music of the 21st century. Beau Soir Ensemble includes Jennifer Ries on viola, Carrie Rose on flute, and Michelle Myers Lundy on harp. This performance is a part of the 25th season of the Bonita Lestina Old Town Hall Performance Series sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.

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Christopher K. Morgan & Artists "Inconstancy"

Nov 14 - Nov 15, The Alden

Recurring daily
Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 8:00 pm
Admission: $30/$20 MCC district residents
The Alden’s Resident Contemporary Dance Company Christopher K. Morgan & Artists returns for their fourth annual season with an evening of mixed repertory featuring two world premieres. Artistic Director Morgan will premiere “Inconstancy,” a duet that asks if one can ever really be satisfied with what one has. Assistant Director Tiffanie Carson will make her choreographic debut with her world premiere work “Deprivation,” an investigation of stimulus and lack thereof. Also on the program are two works praised by The Washington Post as “a fast-paced, kinetic charge that has emotional content, too.” “In the Cold Room” is a trio for the women of CKM&A that explores reactions to light, dark, and temperature to create an abstract examination of isolation and connection. “Bruised” is a duet that explores the nature of impact in a world where one can so easily walk past, or even into, another person without ever seeing that person. Both “In the Cold Room” and “Bruised” feature original music played live by electric cellist/composer Wytold. “Inconstancy” will be an evening of dance not to be missed.

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Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Nov 14, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $70, $60, $42
Since its inception more than a century ago, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra has maintained an outstanding international reputation on par with many of Europe’s most prominent orchestras. The ensemble, which performed one of its first concerts under the baton of Dvořák, presents a program of beloved Eastern European works led by conductor Jiří Bělohlávek. Regarded as one of the world’s best pianists, Jean-Yves Thibaudet showcases his musical sensibilities and dazzling technical ability and musicality to the Center in a performance of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

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Girls Night Inn

Nov 14 - Nov 15, Courtyard by Marriott Dunn Loring

Recurring daily
Address: 2722 Gallows Rd, Merrifield, VA
Times: 6pm (Friday) to 12pm (Saturday) & 6pm (Saturday) to 12pm (Sunday)
Contact: Lauren Webb
Admission: $120 per person
Le Rebouchon hosts events where women can reconnect with each other by learning crafts, preserving memories and laughing 'til it hurts. We are hosting our first event in November where girlfriends can learn a new craft, begin an album, let loose and have fun!

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Meadowlark's Winter Walk of Lights

Nov 14 - Jan 4, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, VA
Times: 5:00pm doors, 5:30pm show
Phone: (703) 255-3631
Admission: $13 adults, $8 children ages 3-12; Children under 3 are free.

Visit Meadowlark's Winter Walk of Lights from November 14th - January 4th to experience over 500,000 LED lights and displays that bring Meadowlark Botanical Gardens to life! Imagine the beauty of Meadowlark's renowned gardens transformed into a winter wonderland, including a flowing stream of softly glowing lights. Marvel at the two story animated fountain, stroll past the Gingerbread Village, and explore the beauty of nature like you've never seen it. This event is sure to be the highlight of your holiday season!


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Amadeus Strings with Josef Spacek, violin soloist

Nov 15, Saint Francis Episcopal Church

Address: 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA
Times: 4:00 pm
Contact: Any Amadeus Concerts board member
Phone: (703) 759-5334
Admission: $30, students 17 and under free
Former Emerging Artist Grant recipient returns to perform with the Amadeus Strings in a concert that includes: Bach: Brandenburg Concert No. 3 Piazolla: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony, opus 110a (String Quartet #8) Please note that this concert is on a Saturday. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased at the door or online at http://www.amadeusconcerts.com. Students 17 and under are admitted free of charge. A pre-concert lecture by Music Director A. Scott Wood will begin 45 minutes prior to the start of the concert. A reception will follow the concert, at which attendees may meet and chat with the performers and fellow music lovers.

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American Festival Pops Orchestra: Lights, Camera, Action! Music from Cinema, Television, & Broadway

Nov 15, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $48, $41, $29
This outstanding orchestra is known and appreciated throughout the greater D.C. area for its superb musicianship and its delightful performances. This concert features music from film, television and Broadway that is a cherished part of American pop culture. Under the baton of founder and Artistic Director Anthony Maiello, this gifted group of musicians performs some of your favorites in what is certain to be a delightful evening of popular music. Special Guest Artist, Norma Douglas Zimdahl, has performed on radio, television and on Broadway, and joins the AFPO as piano soloist for a performance of her composition, Norma’s Jazz Classic. “[American Festival Pops Orchestra] performed crisply and with great enthusiasm under the baton of Maestro Maiello.” (Washington Times)

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Chew the Fat at Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Nov 15, Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Address: 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA
Times: 1-4pm
Phone: (703) 442-7557
What can you do with fat? Many things! Come help he Farm Family in their final preparations for winter by making soap, candles, dubbin and tallow.

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Jimmy Lange vs. Tony Jeter

Nov 15, The Patriot Center

Address: 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 993-3000
Admission: $50 - $500
Professional boxer and contestant of the NBC reality TV show The Contender, Jimmy Lange, returns to the Patriot Center on November 15 at 7 p.m. After a two year hiatus, Lange will face off with Tony ‘Mo Better' Jeter. The two last met in the ring in 2012, when Jeter defeated Lange in a 10-round middleweight battle.

 


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Mantua Made Market

Nov 15, Mantua Swim & Tennis Club Parking Lot

Address: Pentland Place, Fairfax/Mantua, VA
Times: 10am - 1pm
Admission: FREE / purchase gifts
Fairfax artists showcase and sell unique, affordable art and other creations. Purchase pottery, jewelry, paintings, quilted items, fused glass, t-shirts, purses, wood turned bottle toppers, barrettes, mosaic gifts, animal photography and more. Plus a free book exchange: bring a book, take a book! Join our relaxed atmosphere to get a jump start on holiday shopping...one for them and one for you! Come to browse, buy, listen to music and purchase lunch! Moved inside if raining.

Parents Time Out: DakhaBrakha

Nov 15, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Contact: Paul Douglas Michnewicz
Phone: (703) 390-6167
Admission: $15 Reston/$30 Non-Reston
Parents Time Out (4-9 years old) This program is designed for parents who would like to enjoy a nice date night and attend a great performance at RCC’s CenterStage. Children will be happily engaged with games, videos, and simple crafts while under the supervision of RCC staff in a separate room. They should wear comfortable clothing and shoes, suitable for play. Registration deadline is one week prior to the event. Space is limited. Cost is only for childcare and includes snacks and drinks for participating children. Please purchase performance tickets by visiting the CenterStage box office via phone, online or in person.

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Professional Touring Artists: DakhaBrakha

Nov 15, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 8:00pm
Contact: Paul Douglas Michnewicz
Phone: (703) 390-6167
Admission: $20 Reston/$40 Non-Reston
Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, Ukrainian “ethnic chaos” band DakhaBrakha, creates a world of unexpected new music. The name DakhaBrakha is original, outstanding and authentic at the same time. It means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language. DakhaBrakha was created in 2004 at the Kyiv Center of Contemporary Art “DAKH” by the avant-garde theatre director Vladyslav Troitskyi. Theatre work has left its mark on the band’s performances. Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a transnational sound rooted in Ukrainian culture.

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Ride the Turkey Train

Nov 15 - Nov 16, Lake Fairfax Park

Recurring daily
Address: 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr, Reston, VA
Times: 11am - 4pm
Phone: (703) 471-5414
Admission: $6
Ride Engine #62 of the Resources Railroad around Lake Fairfax and through the fall-colored forest as you hear about early Thanksgiving celebrations. Admission $6

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St. Alban’s Christmas Bazaar

Nov 15, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church

Address: 6800 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA
Times: 9:00am - 2:30pm
Phone: (703) 256-2966
Admission: Free
St. Alban's Episcopal Church will hold their Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 15 from 9:00am - 2:30pm. Whether you are looking for Baked Goods or White Elephant Items, Books or Toys, Jewelry or Home-Made Items - St. Alban's will have it all! Children can visit with Santa and have their picture taken - and the kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch sales. This is an event not to be missed!

 


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The Mystery of Oolong Teas

Nov 15, Colvin Run Mill

Address: 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, VA
Times: 1-3pm
Phone: (703) 759-2771
Admission: $30/person
The most diverse category of Camellia Sinensis, oolongs can range from light floral "green" styles to hearty darks. Taste a variety of these "wulong" teas as you learn what makes them special. Tea-infused treats and take-home tea sampler included. Call Colvin Run Mill for reservations. Presented by Certified Tea Specialist Chef Laurie Bell of Great Falls Tea Garden. $30/person.

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Todd Fickley Organ Concert

Nov 15, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Address: 3022 Woodlawn Ave., Falls Church, VA
Times: 3:00 pm
Contact: Joan Buscher
Phone: (703) 532-6617
Admission: Free
Join us on Saturday, November 15 at 3:00 pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church for our fall organ concert featuring Todd Fickley. Mr. Fickley will be performing the second of his concert cycle of the complete organ works of J.S. Bach (“The Bach Project”), on our Di Gennaro - Hart pipe organ. The free concert will be followed by a reception in the narthex. For more information, visit www.htluther.org or facebook.com/HTLuther. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 3022 Woodlawn Avenue, Falls Church, VA (at the intersection of Route 50 and Woodlawn Avenue, near I-495). Please contact us at 703-532-6617 or admin@htluther.org with any questions.

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Virginia Girls Summit

Nov 15, George Mason University - Johnson Center's Dewberry Hall

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 9am-3:30pm
Contact: Patsy Mangas
Admission: Registration is $20 for teens and $25 for parents.
George Mason University's Women and Gender Studies Center is hosting the first Virginia Girls Summit on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The mission of the summit is to teach and inspire 7th-12th grade girls to be resilient, confident, and courageous as they discover and pursue their passions.  Advertisers and media will tell girls that they are not skinny enough, not smart enough, or pretty enough. The Virginia Girls Summit is created to tell girls THEY ARE ENOUGH just the way they are without becoming someone else. Throughout the day of the summit, girls will attend creative, engaging, fun workshops. These workshops will challenge girls to see their value, introducing them to possibilities and helping them create their own road maps for the future.  In addition, the girls will hear from a panel of young, successful entrepreneurs sharing their own stories of resilience, passion, and dreams.  Special guest Matthew Schuler from THE VOICE will open the summit and Misty Copeland, who many consider the first African American ballerina for the American Ballet Company, will be our keynote speaker (MistyCopeland.com).

Misty is the epitome of strength, courage, and passion.  Misty's interactive talk will be live streamed for girls all over the country and hopefully the world to see.

 

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Bluegrass Barn Concerts: Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie

Nov 16, Frying Pan Farm Park

Address: 2309 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA
Times: 7pm
Contact: Frying Pan Farm Park
Phone: (703) 437-9101
Admission: $15/advance, $18/door, $105/season pass
Enjoy bluegrass concerts at Frying Pan Farm Park. Food and beverages available for purchase. Presented by the Fairfax County Park Authority and Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park. Concerts are held indoors in the Visitor Center. 

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Fairfax Choral Society A Chorale Postlude Concert

Nov 16, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Address: 400 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington DC, Washington DC
Times: 5:30 p.m.
Phone: (703) 642-3277
Admission: FREE
FCS is honored to open our 2014-2015 season with a concert of sacred music presented as Postlude to the celebration of Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The Basilica is the largest church in the western hemisphere and the eighth largest church building in the world—a magnificent space for making music. This unique program, presented free and open to the public by the FCS 120-voice Symphonic Chorus, includes works by Stephen Paulus, Ola Gjeilo, Paul Mealor and Eric Whitacre, and features instrumental soloists, Philippe Chao, violist, and Daniel Mears, percussionist. A Choral Postlude is a free concert and open to the public, with no tickets needed.

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L.A. Theatre Works: In the Heat of the Night

Nov 16, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $44, $37, $26
This gripping detective murder mystery, brought to our stage by America’s premier radio theater company, begins on a steamy August night in a small Southern town, where the body of a wealthy white man is discovered. Police arrest a black stranger passing through town, only to learn that he is a respected homicide detective. The detective reluctantly finds himself working with the chief of police to solve the murder, while wrestling with the fear, hatred, and prejudices prevalent in the deep South in the 1960s. John Ball’s timely novel became an Oscar-winning film and an Emmy Award-winning television show.

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Children's Performance Series - Peter McCory

Nov 17, Old Town Hall

Address: 3999 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 10:30am
Contact: Joanna Ormesher
Phone: (703) 352-2787
Admission: Free, donations accepted
Peter McCory has been thrilling children and adults with his one-man band musical shows since 1996. A master of multi-tasking, Peter's feet play the drum set while his hands are busy on the guitar. With his mouth he adds harmonica, kazoo and a bunch of other instruments. He also sings, yodels, and scats in this entertaining show for all ages. Performances are free, but donations are gratefully accepted. This series is sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.

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Classic Cinema: "Mildred Pierce"

Nov 17, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Contact: Karen Brutshé
Phone: (703) 390-6157
Admission: FREE
Free • Drop-in • 18 Years and Older Be swept back through the years as you watch timeless films in the comfort of the CenterStage. Movies are shown from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and include a free continental breakfast beginning at 9:30 a.m. Mildred Pierce A mother’s love leads to murder – and an Oscar. What Veda wants, her mother, Mildred Pierce, (played by Joan Crawford) provides. Even if Mildred must end her middle-class marriage, climb atop the male-dominated business world and marry a wealthy man she doesn’t love, she will do so to support her girl. This murder mystery and stylish film noir with a twist ending is told from a woman’s point of view. Crawford won the Best Actress Academy Award, and the film was nominated for five Oscars. (1945)

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Holiday Beer Dinner

Nov 18, Mad Fox Brewing Company

Address: 444 W. Broad St, Suite I, Falls Church, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 942-6840
Save the date for our holiday-themed beer dinner featuring some creative menu items from the new chef paired with our craft beer.

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Tuesday Night at the Movies: "Roy Lichtenstein: Reflections & Roy Lichtenstein: Tokyo Brushstrokes"

Nov 18, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Contact: Paul Douglas Michnewicz
Phone: (703) 390-6167
Admission: FREE

Free • Drop-in • 18 Years and Older Roy Lichtenstein: Reflections and Roy Lichtenstein: Tokyo Brushstrokes

Two documentary films featuring Roy Lichtenstein – one of the great pop artists of our time – discuss his work, his artistic process, and the sources of his inspiration. In Roy Lichtenstein: Reflections, the artist was filmed in his studios in New York City and Southampton, Long Island, as well as on location in Los Angeles and Rome. Featured are Lichtenstein’s Large Scale Murals, Reflections Series, and his Interior Series. Lichtenstein: Tokyo Brushstrokes offers comprehensive documentation on a major public sculpture by the Pop master. In this film, we see Lichtenstein starting from a collection of brushstrokes he created for collages, selecting images, making models, meeting with the Japanese architect and curator, enlarging the drawings to some thirty feet, fabricating the sculptures in a foundry, and finally, installing the sculptures in Tokyo where all the work of preparation gives way to the mystery of creation. This movie is presented in collaboration with the Initiative for Public Art – Reston (IPAR).


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Bull Run Festival of Lights & Holiday Village

Nov 19 - Jan 4, Bull Run Regional Park

Recurring daily
Address: 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA
Times: Monday - Thursday: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Fridays - Sunday & holidays: 5:30 to 10 p.m.
Phone: (703) 631-0550
Admission: Mon-Thurs, $15 per car ; Fri-Sun & Holidays, $20 per car

For more than 12 years the Bull Run Festival of Lights at Bull Run Regional Park has drawn thousands of visitors from hundreds of miles away to Centreville, Virginia, just outside Washington, DC. This year's festival opens November 19th and runs through January 4th.  The Bull Run Festival of Lights is held each year to celebrate the winter holiday season. The event sees more than 30,000 cars each season, and over 130,000 people! Bull Run Festival of Lights is located just off of Interstate 66 in Centreville, on Rt. 29 (Lee Highway), just 3 miles from historic Manassas Battlefield Park.

The Portal Wreath signifying the official start of the beautiful Bull Run Festival of Lights, this display has been part of the show since 2006. Each year a new ornament representing a display in the show will be added to this collection, and the portal wreath is the first in the series.

Santa's Enchanted Lights, with over 40,000 animated lights set to music! This great feature is merely a fraction of what you'll find at this season's Festival of Lights! 

 


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Midday Film Thrillers: "Murder by Death"

Nov 19, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 1:00 pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: Free
Get goose bumps on your hump day with these suspense and mystery movies personally chosen by The Alden staff. Shown on Wednesdays at 1 pm. Free. Reservations are not required. "Murder by Death" - Rated PG, 94 minutes.

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The Charlie Daniels Band

Nov 19, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Times: 8pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $40 - $60

Few artists truly embody the Southern sound quite like Charlie Daniels, who has left an indelible mark on the American musical landscape throughout his multi-platinum career with exciting forays into country, Southern rock, gospel and bluegrass music. The Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas welcomes The Charlie Daniels Band to its Merchant Hall stage on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at 8 p.m. for its inaugural Hylton Center Extras performance. Country artist and Alabama native Red Marlow is the opening act for the performance.
  
Charlie Daniels has been a driving force behind the Southern rock movement for more than five decades. The North Carolina native was a bluegrass musician before moving to Nashville in 1967, where he quickly made a name for himself as a songwriter, session musician and producer, penning a tune for Elvis Presley and playing on landmark albums such as Bob Dylan's "Nashville Skyline." Daniels released his self-titled solo debut on Capitol Records in 1970, and shortly after he formed The Charlie Daniels Band, thus populating radio with a slew of hits such as "Long Haired Country Boy," "The South's Gonna Do It Again," "In America," "The Legend of Wooley Swamp," "Still in Saigon" and his signature song, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," in which young Johnny displays his musical virtuosity performing a selection of traditional Southern songs in a fiddle-playing match with Satan himself. With its fiddling fireworks and spectacular "soul-stealing" story, the country music ballad became an instant classic and won a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1979 and the Country Music Association Awards Single of the Year, and was featured on the soundtrack of the hit film, "Urban Cowboy." Daniels has amassed numerous accolades throughout his career, including an induction into the Grand Ole Opry and the Musicians Hall of Fame, a star on the Music City Walk of Fame, an Academy of Country Music Pioneer Award, a BMI Icon for songwriting and a Gospel Music Association Dove Award. Throughout his career, Daniels has used his time and talent as an advocate for many worthy causes, including raising funds for scholarships for veterans, facilities and programs for the severely disabled, cancer research and homes for abused and neglected children.


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James Cotton

Nov 20, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 8:00 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25
Widely regarded as one of the best harmonica players of all time, this powerful instrumentalist and blues legend has made his mark on music history.

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Season of Innovation: "Dido, Queen of Carthage"

Nov 20 - Nov 23, George Mason University's Center for the Arts - TheatreSpace

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Nov 20-22, 8pm; Nov 22-23, 2pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $15, adults; $10, students, faculty & staff, seniors and groups
Between the destruction of Troy and the founding of Rome, Queen Dido built the magnificent city of Carthage. One of Marlowe's most fascinating plays, inspired by Virgil's "Aeneid," this retelling of the tragic love of Dido for the Trojan hero Aeneas unfolds in verse written by one of the great playwrights of the Elizabethan Age.


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VMFA Lecture Series: Stronger Than Fiction - Great Art Heists in History

Nov 20, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $10/person; $5/Workhouse artists, Friends of the Workhouse, Workhouse volunteers, and military
Anne Kenny-Urban: Budget Services Manager at VMFA

Discover what Japanese gangsters, bear spray and daring boat getaways have in common with noteworthy art thefts. In this lecture, you will travel the globe learning why museums from Amsterdam to Zimbabwe have been targets for thieves and what tools they used to elude detection. Find out who got caught...and who did not.


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"One Man, Two Guvnors"

Nov 21 - Dec 28, 1st Stage Theater

Recurring daily
Address: 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons, VA
Times: See website for all performance times.
Contact: Eileen Mandell
Phone: (703) 854-1856
Admission: See website.
By Richard Bean
Directed by Matthew R. Wilson
Slapstick, satire, mayhem, songs and glittering one-liners combine in this glorious celebration of all that is comic in the world. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe... but Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother... who's been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a job with one Stanley Stubbers. Now Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple. But maybe not. But Glorious fun nonetheless.
Some naughty, feisty language

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Chris Smither & The Motivators special guest Rusty Belle

Nov 21 - Nov 22, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Recurring daily
Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: Friday, 8:00 PM & Saturday, 7:30 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $30-$35
The fingerstyle guitar wizard showcases his gritty but gorgeous songcraft and unmatched performing chops.

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Quote-Along Film: "A Christmas Story"

Nov 21, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 7:30 pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: Free
Put your bunny pajamas on, get your secret decoder rings out, and experience this holiday movie in a totally different way. Go ahead, yell your favorite lines. We triple-dog-dare you! Rated PG, 94 minutes. Free. Reservations are not required.

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Sister Hazel

Nov 21, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $22

Sister Hazel is living the dream.

In the 15+ years that they have been recording and performing as a band, they have accomplished something that for most artists is only a dream: they have built a career with a solid foundation, seemingly impenetrable by the shifting sands of the record industry and the economy.

18 and up to enter. VALID ID required.

 


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St Matthews UMC Annual Craft Fair

Nov 21, St Matthews United Methodist Church

Address: 8617 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA
Times: Friday, 10am-3pm and Saturday, 10am-6pm
Contact: St Matthews Office
Phone: (703) 978-3500
Admission: Free
Annual Craft Fair featuring over 35 arts and crafts vendors, along with bake sale and café. Free Admission, all proceed benefit UMW Missions.

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St. Matthews 24th Annual Craft Fair

Nov 21 - Nov 22, St Matthews UMC

Recurring daily
Address: 8617 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA
Times: Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-3pm
Phone: (703) 978-3500
Admission: Free
St. Matthew’s UMC 24th Annual Craft Fair at 8617 Little River Tpk., Annandale. Featuring over 35 juried arts and craft vendors with bake sale and more. Proceeds to UMW missions. Nov 21 from 10am-6 pm and Nov 22 from 10am-3pm. Contact info: 703-978-3500 or www.stmatthewsumc.org

The Nation's Gun Show

Nov 21 - Nov 23, Dulles Expo Center

Recurring daily
Address: 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA
Times: Friday, 1pm-8pm; Saturday,9am-5pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
Phone: (540) 951-1344
Admission: Adults, $13; Kids 12-17, $7; Free for kids under 12; 3-Day Pass, $20
C & E Gun Shows is dedicated to producing the most professional, safest and ethical gun shows in the country. We strive to provide our patrons with the best available selection of firearms, ammo, knives and related merchandise, and our dealers with the largest crowds of qualified buyers anywhere, while always doing all we can do to protect the constitution of the United States of America.

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23rd Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show

Nov 22 - Nov 23, George Mason University Fairfax, at The HUB Ballroom

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 Universtiy Drive, Fairfax, Virginia
Times: Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-4pm
Contact: Jim Kostka
Phone: (202) 207-5437
Admission: Adults $5, seniors $3, students (13-17) $3. FREE = Children (12 and under), Scouts in uniform and GMU Students with ID.
More than 20 dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, meteorites, crystals, demonstrations, exhibits, door prizes, kids' mini-mines, learning activities, Cub Scout activities, silent auction on Sunday.

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Andes Manta

Nov 22, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 8:00 pm
Admission: $20/$15 MCC district residents
Andes Manta performs the vibrant music of the Andes on more than 35 traditional instruments. From the lyrical sound of the quena, or Andean flute, to the haunting tones of the six-foot-long pan-pipes, the music of Andes Manta is an experience that never fails to bring audiences to their feet.

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Ballet and Bubbly Benefit

Nov 22, Richard J. Ernst Theatre, NVCC Annandale Campus

Address: 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia
Times: 5pm
Admission: $15

 

A pre-performance benefit gala celebrating with fellow patrons of the arts with all proceeds going toward MSA's Next Stage Building Campaign to develop world-class performance and educational facilities at their Alexandria and Lorton, Va. campuses; includes hors d'oeuvres, beverages and live music. Cocktail attire and ages 21 and older is recommended.

 


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Brother Against Sister: Rape in the Civil War

Nov 22, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 591-0560
Admission: Free
While nearly 30 soldiers were executed for the crime of rape during the Civil War, hundreds of women came forward with horror stories of rape and attempted rape. In many cases, the judicial system worked against them. Based on her book, "I Had Rather Die: Rape in the Civil War," award-winning author Kim Murphy will contradict many historians' claims that the American Civil War was a "low-rape" war to show the atrocities against women, both white and black. Book purchase and signing to follow.

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Cashore Marionettes: Life In Motion

Nov 22, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 8:00pm
Contact: Paul Douglas Michnewicz
Phone: (703) 390-6167
Admission: $15 Reston/$30 Non-Reston
In Life in Motion, Joseph Cashore presents his collection of marionette masterworks. Characters of depth, integrity, and humanity are portrayed in a full evening unlike anything else in theatre today. This series of scenes taken from everyday life and set to beautiful music by composers such as Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss, and Copland is a powerful, entertaining, surprising, theatrically satisfying, one-of-a-kind evening for adults and young adults. Appropriate for ages 14 and up.

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Cashore Marionettes: Simple Gifts

Nov 22, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 3:00pm
Contact: Paul Douglas Michnewicz
Phone: (703) 390-6167
Admission: $5 Reston/$10 Non-Reston
Simple Gifts is a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes from everyday life set to stunning music by such composers as Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and Copland. Through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, beautiful music, theatrical illusion, and artistic insight, the original vignettes provide an entertaining and sensitive vision of what it is to be human. Appropriate for ages 8 and up.

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Gobbler Scramble

Nov 22, Herndon Centennial Golf Course

Address: 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 9am
Phone: (703) 471-5769

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Hylton Family Series: "Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters: The Musical"

Nov 22, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

Fresh from its sold-out off-Broadway run, Berenstain Bears LIVE! in "Family Matters: The Musical" appears at the Hylton Center in two performances on Nov. 22. Based on three of the most popular books in Stan and Jan Berenstain's beloved children's series, this humorous and heartwarming musical featuring everyone's favorite bear family is filled with original songs, fun dancing and important life lessons for the entire family.




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Metropolitan School of the Arts Presents "Nutcracker"

Nov 22 - Nov 23, Richard J. Ernst Theatre, NVCC Annandale Campus

Recurring daily
Address: 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia
Times: Saturday, 1pm & 7pm; Sunday, 12pm & 5pm
Admission: $21 - $27

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. will present their annual Nutcracker performances on Sat., Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on Sun., Nov. 24 at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus in Annandale, Va. Ticket prices range from $21 to $27 and can be purchased online at www.metropolitanarts.org.

"The holidays can be a magical time, and our students bring that magic to life with the Nutcracker, creating an imaginary, musical adventure for all ages to enjoy," said Melissa Dobbs, founder and president of Metropolitan School of the Arts Alexandria and Lorton, Va.  


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Chamber Music Concert at the Alden

Nov 23, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 3:00 pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: Free
Free chamber music concerts cosponsored by the Music Friends of the Fairfax County Public Library and The Alden. All concerts are open to the public and begin at 3 pm. Tickets are not required.

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Land of Sweets Tea

Nov 23, Richard J. Ernst Theatre, NVCC Annandale Campus

Address: 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia
Times: 2pm
Admission: $25

 

A post- performance celebration with ballet dancers and Land of Sweets' fare; includes live music, photos with the characters and autographs from our Virginia stars. This is a seated event, with eight per table, pre-assigned according to time of reservation and party size.

 


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Thanksgiving Potluck

Nov 23, Franconia United Methodist Church

Address: 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Phone: (703) 971-5151
Admission: Free
Has your family gotten too small for you to make some cherished holiday dishes? Or perhaps you're the only one in your family who has a fondness for your grandma's sweet potato casserole with marshmallows, pecans, and extra brown sugar...THIS IS YOUR CHANCE! Join us at Franconia United Methodist Church on Nov 23, 5-7 PM, for free dinner. We'll provide the turkey and gravy. Come and if you can, bring your favorite dish to share. And if you can't bring a dish, please come anyhow! We are located at 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA at the corner of Beulah and Franconia, next to the Franconia Elementary School, convenient to the Fairfax Connector routes 231, 232, and 310. Contact us at admin@franconiaumc.org or 703 971-5151. See our website at http://www.franconiaumc.org.

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Jimmy's Annual Thanksgiving Bash

Nov 26, Jimmy's Old Town Tavern

Address: 697 Spring St, Herndon, VA
Phone: (703) 435-5467

The World's Greatest 70s Experience with The Right On Band

Nov 26, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $15

 

Right On Band is an authentic "Ten-Piece Show Band" with a full horn section. They have performed all over the world including Italy, Ethiopia, Canada, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas. They have had the honor of performing for each of the last three United States Presidents. They also have played for the US Congress at "The White House," as well as other celebrities, dignitaries and heads of state around the world.

Specializing in Motown, Disco, and '70s Funk, Right On Band has been keeping the '70s alive for over 16 years. Right On Band is known for their outlandish '70s costumes, but can also perform in formal attire if so desired.

Right On Band carries its own "state-of-the-art" sound and lighting production and also travels with its own professional sound man, lighting director, and production crew. The band also coordinates all of the details for each event with the venue and event contacts.
Nothing ruins a good party more than when the band takes too many breaks. That does not happen with Right On Band EVER: the band will not take a break unless you ask them to.

18 & up to enter. VALID ID required.


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Holiday Feast with an Italian Twist

Nov 27, Il Fornaio

Address: Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
Phone: (703) 437-5544
Admission: $42/adults; $18/children under 12

Your family. Your tradition. Il Fornaio.

Join us for a Thanksgiving Holiday Feast with an Italian Twist. A la carte menu also available. Reservations online at 1-888-Italian. 


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Christmas at Mount Vernon

Nov 28 - Jan 6, George Washington's Mount Vernon

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 9am - 4pm
Admission: Regular Estate admission.

Themed decorations (including 12 Christmas trees) and historical chocolate-making demonstrations will be offered.


Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion and learn how the Washingtons celebrated Christmas. In 1787, George Washington paid 18 shillings to bring a camel to Mount Vernon for the enjoyment of his guests. During Christmas at Mount Vernon, visitors can meet a camel on the grounds.

 


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John Eaton

Nov 28, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 8:00 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25-$27
Renowned pianist, vocalist, musicologist, and humorist delivers renditions of cherished American songs.

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Max Major Magic Show

Nov 28, The Winery at Bull Run

Address: 15950 Lee Hwy, Centreville, VA
Times: 8:30pm
Phone: (703) 815-2233
Admission: $40 - $69

After fifteen consecutive weeks of sold-out shows and selling over 5000 tickets to "THINK: An Evening of Mind Reading and Magic", Max Major, twice voted the best entertainer in DC by readers of the Washington City Paper, is bringing his critically acclaimed show to The Winery at Bull Run as a new Monthly Show Series!

In this 90 min show, magician Max Major will use a combination of magic, psychology, hypnosis and suggestion to demonstrate the untapped powers of the mind. Among the show's highlights, Major will employ his uncanny understanding of body language to decode the thoughts of audience members, assume the role of a human lie detector, and even, and subject himself to extreme physical harm in a feat of mind over body. This is a charity show. Partial proceeds will benefit the Meant To Live Foundation, of which Max is a board member, and Touching Heart.  


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Mount Vernon by Candlelight

Nov 28, George Washington's Mount Vernon

Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 5pm - 8pm
Phone: (703) 780-2000
Admission: $22 adults, $15 children (11 and under)
Join "Mrs. Washington" as she hosts an enchanting evening of candlelight tours, fireside caroling, and hot cider and ginger cookies. Tours include dancing, merry music, and characters from the Washingtons' world guiding visitors through the first and second floors of the home, adding ambiance and authenticity to a traditional Christmas evening at Mount Vernon.

Visitors will meet a cast of friends and family of the famous founding couple. In the kitchen, the final stop on the tour, guests will hear about 18th-century holiday cooking, see a reproduction of Martha Washington's Great Cake, and be given a complimentary copy of the recipe to try at home. Following the Mansion tour, guests are invited to stroll candlelit walks, join in fireside caroling, and visit Aladdin the Christmas camel.

Timed tickets are $22 for adults and $15 for children 11 and under and go on sale October 27 at 10 a.m. at the Ford Orientation Center or at MountVernon.org.


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Reston Holiday Parade

Nov 28, Reston Town Center

Address: 11900 Market St., Reston, VA
Times: 11:00am
Contact: Reston Town Center
Admission: FREE
RESTON TOWN CENTER • FREE • ALL AGES The 24th annual parade will celebrate Reston’s 50th anniversary and kick off the 25th anniversary of Reston Town Center in 2015. Come for a full day of community, charity and cheer including the Gingerbread Man Mile & Tot Trot, visits and photos with Santa, tree lighting, sing along, and horse-drawn carriage rides.

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Reston Holidays are Here Celebration!

Nov 28, Reston Town Center

Address: 11900 Market St., Reston, VA
Times: 8am
Contact: Reston Town Center
Admission: FREE
Discover a day of community, camaraderie, charity and cheer to kick off the holiday season! Cheer on kids of all ages as they "run as fast as they can!" in the Gingerbread Man Mile and Tot Trot, and if mom and dad want to do some racing of their own stores open at 8 am! Then snag some snacks and a seat for the Reston Holiday Parade at 11 am.

After Santa gives his final farewell to parade spectators, he is available for visits and photos until 4:30pm - we recommend stopping by after you grab lunch, as the line is much shorter. Make your way around the ice, mark a few items off the list, marvel at the Hyatt Gingerbread Village in their lobby, do a bit of people-watching.

Then at 5 pm, wander over to Fountain Square to see "Santa's Frosty Follies," a performance by Metropolitan School of the Arts, and stay for the magic and merriment of the Tree Lighting & Sing Along at 6 pm. Finally, climb aboard a horse-drawn carriage to end a day to remember!

While you go home with great memories, some local non-profits will go home with a smile too! The race benefits Neediest Kids, photos benefit SLHS Choir, and carriage rides benefit Volunteer Fairfax! Thanks for the support!


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The Nighthawks and Skip Castro Band

Nov 28, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $20
Washington's favorite bad boys, the Nighthawks are masters of electric Chicago Blues and the kings of sh*t kicking roadhouse rock. They're not called America's Best Bar Band for nothing...

The Nighthawks history is extensive, beginning in the '70s when the band criss-crossed the country playing clubs and colleges then dominated by the sounds of country rock and disco. The band spread their version of roots rock, soul, rockabilly, and blues that was hardly the standard fare. In addition, the Nighthawks were considered touring pioneers, since only a handful of Chicago blues stars were touring nationally, and the west coast blues bands stayed on their side of the Great Divide.

It began a long time ago. 1978 to be exact. Four musicians, out of work at the same time got together because honestly, they liked to play music. Thus, the Skip Castro Band was born. A mutual love of rhythm 'n blues, swing, boogie woogie and rock 'n roll became the foundation.

Over the next ten years, Skip Castro would become staples on the East Coast between Boston and Atlanta playing every bar, club, music hall, and college in between. All the while having a great time. Called one of the best party bands ever, Skip Castro brings the party everytime they take the stage.

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The Thanksgiving Story

Nov 28, Frying Pan Farm Park

Address: 2309 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA
Times: 11am
Contact: Frying Pan Farm Park
Phone: (703) 437-4101
Admission: $5/person
(3-adult) Children must be accompanied by a paid adult. Bring the family and holiday guests to this lively and interactive retelling of the Thanksgiving Story. Gleemania's Sue Cournoyer entertains and informs while engaging everyone. After the show, stroll the park and visit our animals or take a ride on our carousel or wagon rides. 

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Vienna Art and Craft Show

Nov 28 - Nov 30, Vienna Community Center

Recurring daily
Address: 120 Cherry St, Vienna, VA
Times: Friday: 10am-5pm, Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday: 11am-4pm
Admission: $3.00
This terrific show -- running for more than 30 years --features more than 80 juried artisans offering original, handmade arts and crafts, including decorative painting, fused, etched, painted and stained glass, ceramics and pottery, hand-painted silk, woodworking handweaving, photography, paintings and drawings,clothing and functional textiles, jewelry and much more. All of the artists and artisans will be on hand to answer questions and talk about their work. Thanksgiving Weekend 120 Cherry Street, SE, Vienna, VA Hours: Friday: 10am-5pm Saturday: 10am-5pm Sunday: 11am-4pm Admission: $3, Parking Free.

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Classical Ballet Theatre Presents The Nutcracker

Nov 29 - Nov 30, Richard J. Ernst Theatre, NVCC Annandale Campus

Recurring daily
Address: 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia
Times: Saturday, 2pm & 7pm; Sunday, 2pm
Contact: Kim Brummett
Phone: (703) 471-0750
Admission: $18-$25
Experience the magic of Classical Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker! This holiday classic includes stunning costumes, beautiful choreography, and Tchaikovsky's magnificent music. -- Share your holiday spirit by bringing a non-perishable food donation for LINK!

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Seraphic Fire Christmas: Carols by Candlelight

Nov 29, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $50, $43, $30
Begin celebrating the holiday season with the rapturous voices of this revered a cappella ensemble. This critically acclaimed group comes to the Center for the first time to present a dazzling holiday performance — a candlelight Christmas concert with a popular mix of Gregorian chant, carols, motets, and contemporary favorites. Based in Miami, and under the direction of its founder and artistic director, Patrick Dupré Quigley, Seraphic Fire’s reputation as an important vocal ensemble has been enhanced by two Grammy nominations, a top-ten appearance on the Billboard classical chart, and a number-one debut on the iTunes classical music charts.

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Sparkling Wine Tastings

Nov 29 - Dec 28, Paradise Springs Winery

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 11am-7pm
Phone: (703) 830-9463
Admission: $20/person
Every year throughout the holiday season during the weekends we offer a unique sparkling tasting. Taste all three sparklings from Paradise Springs as well as a unique Pineapple Sparkling from Maui. 10% off all sparkling wines purchased for anyone who does the tasting.

Wines to Include:
Aprés (Sparkling Viognier
Blanc de Blanc
1991 Vintage Virginia Sparkling
Pineapple Sparkling from Maui

No reservations necessary as tastings will be done at our main tasting counter.


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Stephen Kellogg

Nov 29, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 7:30 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25
This lively performer and talented everyman combines soulful songwriting and passionate guitar for a classic rock ’n’ roll sound.

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"A Chanticleer Christmas"

Nov 30, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

A cherished annual tradition at the Hylton Center, Chanticleer kicks off the Christmas season with its Thanksgiving weekend concert, "A Chanticleer Christmas," on Nov. 30. This Grammy Award-winning male a cappella group displays its mastery of more than a thousand years of vocal literature by performing ancient hymns, venerated sacred songs and contemporary works, as well as a selection of festive American and European carols and spirituals.




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Annual Church Street Holiday Stroll

Dec 1, Vienna’s Historic Church Street

Address: Church Street between Lawyers Road and Mill Street, Vienna, VA
Times: 6 to 9 p.m.
Phone: (703) 938-5187
Admission: FREE

The annual Holiday Stroll on historic Church Street is held the Monday evening after Thanksgiving. Church Street is closed to vehicular traffic between Lawyers Road and Mill Street and visitors are invited to stroll along the street amid the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Santa Claus greets children at the Freeman House.


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Children's Performance Series - Mr. Skip

Dec 1, Old Town Hall

Address: 3999 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 10:30am
Contact: Joanna Ormesher
Phone: (703) 352-2787
Admission: Free, donations accepted
Start the week off with Mr. Skip, our favorite music man! Mr. Skip, who is all about music and movement, sings original and classic kids songs like Old MacDonald to the five and under crowd. He gets the kids off their seats and moving. Even the parents and grandparents have fun as Mr. Skip plays his own brand of music! Performances are free, but donations are gratefully accepted. This series is sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.

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Tuesday Night at the Movies: "My Neighbourhood"

Dec 2, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Contact: Paul Douglas Michnewicz
Phone: (703) 390-6167
Admission: FREE

Free • Drop-in • 18 Years and Older My Neighbourhood

My Neighbourhood follows Mohammed El Kurd as he comes of age in the midst of unrelenting tension and remarkable cooperation in his backyard. Highlighting Mohammed’s own reactions to the highly volatile situation, reflections from family members and other evicted residents, accounts of Israeli protesters and interviews with Israeli settlers, the film chronicles the resolve of a neighbourhood and the support it receives from the most unexpected of places. My Neighbourhood is directed and produced by Rebekah Wingert-Jabi, who documented Mohammed’s story over two years, and acclaimed filmmaker Julia Bacha. It is the latest production by Just Vision, an award-winning team of Palestinian, Israeli, North and South American filmmakers, journalists and human rights advocates dedicated to telling the stories of Israelis and Palestinians working nonviolently to achieve security, freedom and peace in the region. FOLLOWING THE SCREENING, REBEKAH WILL DISCUSS THE FILM AND HER INVOLVEMENT WITH THE AUDIENCE.


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Casting Crowns: Thrive Tour, with special guests Mandisa and Sidewalk Prophets

Dec 4, The Patriot Center

Address: 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 993-3000
Admission: $15 - $75
Christian rock group, Casting Crowns, is bringing their Thrive Tour to the Patriot Center on December 4 at 7 p.m. Touring in support of their latest album, Thrive, Casting Crowns will be performing some of their signature songs about real life. Mandisa and Sidewalk Prophets are set to open.

 


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Civil Twilight with special guest Baby Bee

Dec 4, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8pm
Phone: 1877WOLFTRAP
Admission: $22
Stirring alt-rock with impassioned vocals and atmospheric melodies have earned this band international acclaim.

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A Classic Brass Christmas

Dec 5 - Dec 6, Falls Church Presbyterian Church

Recurring daily
Address: 225 East Broad St., Falls Church, VA
Times: Friday, 8pm and Saturday, 5pm
Admission: $5 - $45
Our annual Christmas concert is a Washington-area favorite. With the American premiere of British composer Cecilia McDowall's A Winter's Night, our stunning candlelight processional, the popular conducting raffle, and an audience carol sing-along, we promise to start your holiday season off in spectacular fashion.

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New York Festival of Song: At Harlem's Height

Dec 5, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 8:00pm
Contact: Paul Douglas Michnewicz
Phone: (703) 390-6167
Admission: $20 Reston/$40 Non-Reston
At Harlem’s Height celebrates the music of Eubie Blake, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Billy Strayhorn, W. C. Handy and many other composers who led the Harlem Renaissance. In the period between the end of World War I and the Great Depression, these artists awakened the world to the creative and intellectual power of black America. Writing about life in Harlem with wit and deep feeling, they set off an explosion of popular song irresistible in its melodic and rhythmic energy. At Harlem’s Height will include many rarely heard songs by these popular and classical composers, giving a musical portrait of Harlem as it was experienced by the artists who lived there. At Harlem’s Height is led by artistic team Steven Blier and Michael Barrett and performed by singers Julia Bullock, Darius de Haas and James Martin.

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Over The Rhine

Dec 5, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 8:00 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25-$28
Uplifting Midwestern Americana duo whose “soul-nourishing music” (LA Times) will transport you to “The Edge of the World.”

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Parents Time Out: New York Festival of Song

Dec 5, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Contact: Paul Douglas Michnewicz
Phone: (703) 390-6167
Admission: $15 Reston/$30 Non-Reston
Parents Time Out (4-9 years old) This program is designed for parents who would like to enjoy a nice date night and attend a great performance at RCC’s CenterStage. Children will be happily engaged with games, videos, and simple crafts while under the supervision of RCC staff in a separate room. They should wear comfortable clothing and shoes, suitable for play. Registration deadline is one week prior to the event. Space is limited. Cost is only for childcare and includes snacks and drinks for participating children. Please purchase performance tickets by visiting the CenterStage box office via phone, online or in person.

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Virginia Opera: H.M.S. Pinafore

Dec 5 - Dec 6, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 2pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $86, $72, $44
All aboard the grand British naval ship, H.M.S. Pinafore, where the Captain plans to wed his dear daughter to the First Lord of the Admiralty, despite her forbidden love for a sailor of humble means. Hilarity ensues and secrets are revealed when the young couple ignores social convention and plans to elope. Filled with toe-tapping tunes, saucy satire, and nutty nautical humor, it is easy to see why this timeless comic operetta was Gilbert & Sullivan’s first international sensation, and remains one of the opera world’s most popular works. Sung in English with English supertitles.

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Annual Tree Lighting and Sing-Along

Dec 6, Town Hall Square

Address: 730 Elden Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 5-6pm
Phone: (703) 437-5556

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Authentic Darjeeling Tea

Dec 6, Colvin Run Mill

Address: 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, VA
Times: 1-3pm
Phone: (703) 759-2771
Admission: $30/person
From India's Himalayan foothills, the "Champagne of Teas" has recently been granted Protected Origin Status. Taste and compare the unique qualities from the four seasonal flushes and enjoy some tea-infused treats. Take-home tea sampler included. Call Colvin Run Mill for reservations. Presented by Certified Tea Specialist Chef Laurie Bell of Great Falls Tea Garden. $30/person.

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Children's Holiday Shopping

Dec 6 - Dec 8, Frying Pan Farm Park

Recurring daily
Address: 2309 West Ox Road, Herndon, va
Times: Saturday, 10am-2pm; Sunday, 12-4pm; Monday, 1-4pm
Contact: Frying Pan Farm Park
Phone: (703) 437-9101
Admission: Cost of presents; free gift wrapping
Meet at the Old Floris Schoolhouse. Volunteers help children shop for everybody on their holiday list. The Country Store stocks many unique items in all price ranges. Free wrapping assures surprises for family and friends. Adults are invited to wait at the schoolhouse. Monday is for ages 8 years and older with self-shopping and wrapping (no volunteer helpers). No reservations required.

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Christmas with Fairfax Choral Society: Christmas Comes Anew Concert

Dec 6, National City Christian Church

Address: 5 Thomas Cir. NW, Washington, DC
Times: 7:00 p.m.
Phone: (703) 642-3277
Admission: Season Subscription Tickets: $25 for Adults, $10 for Students Advanced Tickets: $30 for Adults, $15 for Students Door Tickets: $35 for Adulst, $15 for Students
Welcome in the holiday season with over two hundred voices of the Fairfax Choral Society as we present Christmas Comes Anew. This year’s concert features new and highly imaginative arrangements of many of your favorite Christmas carols, including Patapan, In the Bleak Midwinter, I Saw Three Ships and O Come, All Ye Faithful. The FCS Symphonic Chorus, Master Singers, and Concert Choir will join together with the church’s magnificent five-manual pipe organ, a battery of percussionists, piano, harp, flute, oboe, cello and handbells to bring you traditional Yuletide carols as you have never heard them before! Invite your family and friends to join us for this popular celebration of Christmas. Season Subscription Tickets: $25 for Adults, $10 for Students Advanced Tickets: $30 for Adults, $15 for Students Door Tickets: $35 for Adulst, $15 for Students

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Herndon Holiday Homes Tour

Dec 6, Town of Herndon

Address: Herndon Homes, Herndon, VA
Times: 10am-4pm
Phone: 703-435-6800 x2222

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Plantation Christmas

Dec 6, Gunston Hall

Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 2pm - 7pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: $15 adults, $5 children (6-18)
Let the Christmas Past become part of your Christmas Present!

Ride in a horse-drawn carriage, sip warm cider by the fire, and sample period food prepared in the hearth kitchen. Return to the 18th century as costumed characters greet you in the house and throughout the grounds. Visit with Santa!


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Superintendent’s Revenge Golf Tournament

Dec 6, Herndon Centennial Golf Course

Address: 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 9am
Phone: (703) 471-5769

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Towne Square Singers Holiday Concert

Dec 6 - Dec 7, ArtSpace Herndon

Recurring daily
Address: 750 Center Street, Herndon, VA
Times: Saturday, 7:30pm ; Sunday, 2pm
Phone: (703) 787-7300
The Herndon Towne Square Singers, which is sponsored by the Town of Herndon Parks and Recreation Department, numbers 25 strong for the upcoming concert.  Many members hail from the Town of Herndon and others come from surrounding communities in Fairfax and Loudoun counties.


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Winter Open House, Herndon Fortnightly Library

Dec 6, Herndon Fortnightly Library

Address: 768 Center Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 11am-2pm
Phone: (703) 437-8855

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Wolf Trap Holiday Sing-A-Long

Dec 6, Wolf Trap - The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 4pm
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: Free
"The President's Own"
United States Marine Band
Members of local choirs and vocal groups

Kick off the holiday season with family and friends at Wolf Trap's 2014 Holiday Sing-A-Long! This annual musical celebration hosts a performance by the United States Marine Band and a Sing-A-Long of Christmas carols and Hanukkah songs with choir and vocal groups from the metropolitan Washington area.

Wolf Trap will be participating in Toys for Tots by collecting new, unwrapped toys at the entrance to the Filene Center before the Sing-A-Long. Donations are strictly voluntary and not a requirement. Admission is FREE, and no tickets are required. Parking is free, but limited, so please plan on arriving early.

Bring a candle and join the tradition of exiting the Filene Center with a candlelight processional during the last verse of "Silent Night." There will also be a "Jing-A-Long" during the singing of "Jingle Bells," so remember to bring a candle, a bell, and a new, unwrapped toy!


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"Christmas in Camp" - Civil War Living History

Dec 7, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 12pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 591-0560
Admission: Free
Discuss Civil War-era holiday customs, make Victorian ornaments, and participate in camp drills with Company D, 17th VA Infantry, "Fairfax Rifles" C.S.A. Guided tours of Historic Blenheim House.

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Christmas at the Farm

Dec 7 - Dec 14, Frying Pan Farm Park

Recurring weekly on Sunday
Address: 2309 West Ox Road, Herndon, va
Times: December 7: 11:30am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-2:30pm, 3:30pm-4:30pm; December 14: 11:30am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-2:30pm, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Contact: Frying Pan Farm Park
Phone: (703) 437-9101
Admission: $8/person
(2 years-adult) Enjoy a special holiday visit and take a wagon ride with Santa through the woods and fields. Activities include a holiday craft, cookie decorating and puppet show. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Dress for the weather.

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Holiday Arts & Crafts Show

Dec 7, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 10am-4pm
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Admission: Free
Over 70 artisans and craftspeople will exhibit and sell their work at this annual arts and crafts show sponsored by the Town of Herndon Department of Parks and Recreation. A variety of handcrafted items and fine art will be on sale including wreaths, quilts, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, decorations, original artwork, photography, stained glass, and more. Visitors are encouraged not to bring strollers inside the building during show hours due to limited space.

Free admission and parking.  Additional parking at the Herndon Centennial Golf Course.

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Home for the Holidays Concert

Dec 7, Lanier Middle School

Address: 3801 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, Virginia
Times: 4pm
Admission: Free
Join the Main Street Community Band for a wintry mix of seasonal and holiday favorites for the entire family. Please bring a nonperishable food item to benefit Food for Others- feeding families in Northern Virginia.

Admission is free. Tickets are required. Reserve tickets using the print-and-mail order form. Ticket requests should be addressed and mailed to The Main Street Community Band Holiday Concert Tickets, P.O. Box 1306, Fairfax, VA 22038-1306. Please include a stamped, self-addressed return envelope with your request.


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Matinee Holiday Aca-Extravaganza w/ Pitches Be Crazy + Handsome Reward + Impitched + Kaila Mullady

Dec 7, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 1:30pm
Contact: Mei - Jammin Java
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $10-$13
Pitches Be Crazy (PBC) Acappella returns to Jammin Java to host the first "Holiday Aca-Extravaganza" featuring local DC contemporary a cappella group, Impitched, the barbershop harmony pros, Handsome Reward and making a VERY special appearance, from New York City, the 2013 Beatsrhyme Champion and top ranked beatbox sensation Kaila Mullady. You don’t want to miss the afternoon of music that will make you move!

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Steven Gellman: "Songs of Winter's Cheer" album release concert

Dec 7, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $15 advance, $18 at door
Contemporary folk tunesmith Steven Gellman brings holiday cheer to Jammin Java on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 7 p.m. for the Songs of Winter's Cheer album release concert. Jammin Java, one of the premier spots for live music on the East Coast, is located at 227 Maple Ave East, Vienna, Virginia. Tickets for this all-ages show are available for $15 in advance or $18 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

With a voice to match John Denver and songs hailed by Billboard Magazine as "essential for fans of sensitive acoustic music," Gellman has performed his slice-of-life lyrics to audiences across the United States since the mid-90s. Now, Gellman brings his heartfelt vocals to Jammin Java for an acoustic concert featuring Christmas and Hanukkah favorites, as well as originals, performed by Gellman on guitar and vocals, Doug Poplin on cello, and Margaret Wolfe on harmony vocals. Gellman's new, playfully irreverent song about the holidays in Maryland - Jewish Christmas - is sure to delight the Beltway crowd.

Gellman broke onto the folk music scene in 1997 garnering critical acclaim for Photobook with a sound that Billboard Magazine compared to the Indigo Girls. Since then, he has continued his hallmark approach of capturing story in song through a string of indie releases. Gellman has received multiple nominations for Best Contemporary Folk Vocalist in the Washington Area Music Awards and his Peaceful World album was up for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Gellman has performed at premiere music venues including the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA and the Blue Bird Café in Nashville, TN and has had the honor to open shows for Dar Williams and Richie Havens among others.

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Hear The Angels Sing! Fairfax Choral Society Youth Concert

Dec 9, Annandale United Methodist Church

Address: 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, Virginia
Times: 7:00 p.m.
Phone: (703) 642-3277
Admission: Season Subscription Tickets: $16 for Adults, $8 for Students Advanced Tickets: $20 for Adults, $10 for Students Door Tickets: $25 for Adults, $10 for Students
The combined Youth Choruses of the Central Campus bring you all the voices of angels! From our youngest cherubs in our Da Capo Choir to the seraphic harmonies from our Master Singers, our young people will lift your spirits with the sounds of the season. The concert will conclude with a stirring new arrangement of Brent Adams', Hark! the Herald Angels Sing featuring the entire heavenly host in grand celebration. Season Subscription Tickets: $16 for Adults, $8 for Students Advanced Tickets: $20 for Adults, $10 for Students Door Tickets: $25 for Adults, $10 for Students

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Midday Film Thrillers: "The Others"

Dec 10, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 1:00 pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: Free
Get goose bumps on your hump day with these suspense and mystery movies personally chosen by The Alden staff. Shown on Wednesdays at 1 pm. Free. Reservations are not required. "The Others" - Rated PG-13, 100 minutes.

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Holiday Gingerbread House

Dec 11, McLean Community Center

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 6:30pm - 8pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: $45/house
Families work together decorating a pre-assembled gingerbread house. Cost includes one preassembled gingerbread house, decorating supplies and candies. Note: Products may contain dairy, eggs, wheat, gluten, corn, and peanuts.

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"A Charlie Brown Christmas" Live on Stage

Dec 12 - Dec 21, NextStop Theatre Company at Industrial Strength Theatre

Recurring daily
Address: 269 Sunset Park Dr, Herndon, VA
Times: Varies
Phone: (703) 481-5930

 

For the first time, NextStop Theatre Company will be producing a full-scale holiday production featuring a cast comprised entirely of young performers. All roles are unpaid, but will be supported by a team of high caliber directors, designers and technical personnel from the professional company. Directed by Jennifer Lambert. (Based on the classic holiday TV special.)

 

 

 


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American Festival Pops Orchestra presents "Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season"

Dec 12, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

The joy and magic of the holiday season come alive when the American Festival Pops Orchestra takes the Merchant Hall stage under the baton of founder and Artistic Director Anthony Maiello on Dec. 12 to present a festive concert titled "Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season," featuring cherished Christmas carols, holiday favorites, guest soloists and the popular audience sing-along.





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Holiday Celebration with The 5 Browns

Dec 12, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $50, $43, $30
In their Center debut, these virtuosic sibling pianists present a merry evening of music-making featuring everything from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite to selections from Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas. Praised by Entertainment Weekly for their “scorching piano,” they first made headlines when all five were accepted at Juilliard simultaneously, and have since exploded onto the classical music scene. The Billboard chart-topping artists have appeared on The Tonight Show, Today, Oprah, and even in their own PBS special, but nothing can match the experience of enjoying these talents live onstage thundering away on five Steinways.

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Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

Dec 12 - Dec 14, Dulles Expo Center

Recurring daily
Address: 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center Drive, Chantilly, VA
Times: Friday & Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
Contact: Sugarloaf Craft Festivals
Phone: (800) 210-9900
Admission: Adults: $8 online, $10 at the door; Children under 12: free; Parking: free
More than 250 of the nation’s finest artisans will display and sell their handcrafted work in Chantilly, Virginia (outside Washington, DC) at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, Friday, December 12, through Sunday, December 14 at the Dulles Expo Center. Jury-selected artists from around the country will present their stunning array of contemporary crafts in sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, wood, leather, metal, furniture, home accessories, photography and fine art. Holiday shoppers can enjoy browsing and buying fine crafts and unique gifts for everyone on their holiday list. As part of the family-friendly atmosphere at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, visitors can watch the creative process of master artisans during ongoing craft demonstrations. Live music, children’s entertainment and delicious gourmet goodies available to sample and buy from dozens of specialty food vendors make the fall Festival a great destination for the entire family. For more information, including admission discounts, a list of artists participating in the show and discount hotel rates, visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com or call (800) 210-9900. Free parking is available on site. High-resolution images of artist work are available at http://www.sugarloafcrafts.com/pr/december_chantilly_photo.html

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American Festival Pops Orchestra: Holiday Pops - Songs of the Season

Dec 13, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $50, $43, $30
Always a treasured holiday tradition at the Center, this gifted orchestra spreads holiday cheer and good tidings. This festive concert celebrates the season with cherished Christmas carols, holiday favorites, guest soloists, and a popular carol sing-along. Under the baton of founder and Artistic Director Anthony Maiello, this ensemble of 60 of the finest musicians from the D.C. area presents a jubilant evening full of joyful holiday favorites that is certain to create precious Christmas memories.

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Civil War by Candlelight

Dec 13, Sully Historic Site

Address: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA
Phone: (703) 437-1794
(5-Adult) Experience a Civil War Christmas as Confederate soldiers cook dinner in the field and fire the Christmas guns. Enjoy music by Evergreen Shade, make a 19th century holiday decoration, sample hot cider and homemade cookies. House tour is 45 min. outside festivities available until 8 p.m.

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D-Day thru the Battle of the Bulge 70th Anniversary - Presented by Jim Lewis

Dec 13, Reston Regional Library

Address: 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, VA
Times: 2pm-3pm
Admission: FREE

Join local historian Jim Lewis as he speaks about WWII focusing on the day after D-Day through the Battle of the Bulge.  The D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 were one of the most significant moments of the Second World War, and marked the point when the combined military force of the Western allies were finally brought to bear fully against Germany. The landings were the largest single day amphibious assault in history, with 156,000 men. Support included 11,590 aircraft making 14,674 sorties in a single day and 195,700 men manning nearly 6,000 ships of all sizes. Facing them was a supposedly impregnable sea wall of fortifications and the famed German army. Learn about the incredible obstacles "our boys" faced that day. The days after D-Day were even more demanding. Finally, an amazing pincer movement brought closure. Just when it appeared things were going well, Hitler turned the tables as he launched a last gasp effort, known today as the Battle of the Bulge (the largest land battle ever fought by the U.S.). The battle would prove decisive and Germany would capitulate in 3-1/2 months.


Family Film: "Frozen"

Dec 13, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 2:00 pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: Free
Just when your kids stopped singing “Let It Go,” the blockbuster movie returns. Bring the whole family to see it again (or for the first time). We’ll even let you sing along! Rated PG, 102 minutes. Free. Reservations are not required.

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Join Santa on a Train Ride

Dec 13 - Dec 14, Lake Fairfax Park

Recurring daily
Address: 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr, Reston, VA
Times: 12pm - 6pm
Phone: (703) 471-5414
Admission: $10
Kick off your fall with Pumpkins in the Park. Family activities include burlap sack slide, face painting, and carousel rides. Admission $7 includes a pumpkin.

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Model Train Display

Dec 13 - Dec 14, Herndon Municipal Center

Recurring daily
Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA
Times: Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-4pm
Phone: (703) 437-5556
Depot Museum and Caboose also open.

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Santa at the Mill

Dec 13, Colvin Run Mill

Address: 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, VA
Times: 3-6pm
Phone: (703) 759-2771
Admission: $5/person
No reservations required. 3-6 p.m.
Enjoy old-fashioned family holiday fun at Colvin Run Mill. Visit Santa in the mill and see the Christmas tree trimmed with Victorian decorations. Join the costumed 49th Virginia Volunteer Infantry caroling around a bonfire. Roast marshmallows and make a family craft. $5/person.

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Winter's Muse Fairfax Choral Society Youth Concert

Dec 13, First Baptist Church of Herndon

Address: 681 Elden St., Herndon, Virgina
Times: 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (703) 642-3277
Admission: Season Subscription Tickets: $16 for Adults, $8 for Students Advanced Tickets: $20 for Adults, $10 for Students Door Tickets: $25 for Adults, $10 for Students
Enjoy an afternoon of seasonal music interwoven with short, winter proverbs and witty observations performed by our very own West & South Campus choristers. Season Subscription Tickets: $16 for Adults, $8 for Students Advanced Tickets: $20 for Adults, $10 for Students Door Tickets: $25 for Adults, $10 for Students

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"Four Centuries of Virginia Christmases"

Dec 14, Fairfax Museum

Address: 10209 Main St, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 385-8414
Admission: Free
Join author Mary Miley Theobald to explore Virginia Christmas customs and their evolution from pagan, British, German, and Dutch precedents.

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A Storybook Holiday Brunch

Dec 14, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 11am
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Admission: $14
Bring your child to enjoy holiday fun. Children will prepare a craft, enjoy a visit from Santa and in addition, a special guest appearance who will read the ever popular Elf on the Shelf storybook. Fee also includes brunch for one parent and one child.

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Claude Moore Colonial Farm Wassail

Dec 14, Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Address: 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA
Times: 1-4pm
Phone: (703) 442-7557
Gather in the Farm's orchard to Wassail! ("wish good health to") the apple trees with singing, dancing, and chants to ensure a "howling crop" next year. Enjoy spiced cider, ginger biscuits, a bonfire and 18th century games. Regular admission fee.

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Clint Black - "A Clint Black Christmas"

Dec 14, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

Country music legend Clint Black brings a heartwarming concert of original Christmas music and beloved hits from throughout his 25 years in country music to the Hylton Center with "A Clint Black Christmas" on Dec. 14. Black has won over countless country music fans with his authentic and traditional sound, as well as his numerous Triple Platinum-selling albums and Billboard chart-topping songs, including his breakout hit, "A Better Man."





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World War II Christmas at Home

Dec 14, Sully Historic Site

Address: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA
Phone: (703) 437-1794
(5-Adult) Soldiers on leave spent the holidays with family and friends dancing to big band music, singing carols and enjoying home cooking. Get in the spirit of a 1940s Christmas as you make an ornament to take home, learn about cooking with substitutions and hear the latest war news. Enjoy hot cider and homemade cookies. House tour is 45 min. outside festivities available until 8 p.m.

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Children's Performance Series - Bob Brown Puppets

Dec 15, Old Town Hall

Address: 3999 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 10:30am
Contact: Joanna Ormesher
Phone: (703) 352-2787
Admission: Free, donations accepted
Bob Brown Puppets have been a major children's theater company for the past 50 years, offering the finest in children's education and entertainment and performing to over 300,000 children a year. Performances are free, but donations are gratefully accepted. This series is sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.

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Classic Cinema: "All About Eve"

Dec 15, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Contact: Karen Brutshé
Phone: (703) 390-6157
Admission: FREE
Free • Drop-in • 18 Years and Older Be swept back through the years as you watch timeless films in the comfort of the CenterStage. Movies are shown from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and include a free continental breakfast beginning at 9:30 a.m. All About Eve Starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, and Celeste Holm, this film about backstage backstabbing won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1950. From the moment she glimpses her idol on Broadway, Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) strives relentlessly to upstage Margo Channing (Bette Davis). Cunningly stealing Margo’s role, Eve then disrupts the lives of Margo’s director boyfriend (Gary Merrill), and her other friends in this juicy, witty drama. (1950)

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Dress Up Herndon for the Holidays

Dec 15, Homes in Herndon

Address: Homes in Herndon, Herndon, VA
Times: Judging 6-8pm
Phone: 7034356800x2222

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Griffin House

Dec 16, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Mei - Jammin Java
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $18.00 - $20.00
House began writing and recording and issued his first independent release, Upland, in 2003. His music attracted attention from Nettwerk, a Vancouver-based management company and record label, and House partnered with the label's American branch to issue Lost & Found in 2004. In August 2004, on CBS Sunday Morning, music journalist, Bill Flanagan, (MTV/VH1) raved about Lost and Found, putting the newcomer on his short list of the best emerging songwriters in the U.S. "I bought House's CD after a show in New York City," said Flanagan, "and this never happens: I took it home and must have listened to it 20 times that weekend. I was knocked out." Several self-released albums followed, and in 2008 House released Flying Upside Down, produced by Jeff Trott and featured Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench. House has released the majority of his records on his imprint label, Evening Records. House has toured extensively, opening for artists such as Ronsexsmith, Patti Scialfa, Josh Ritter, John Mellencamp, Matt Kearney, and The Cranberries. Since 2007 House has been a national headliner.

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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Dec 17 - Dec 18, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Moscow Ballet's classic Great Russian Nutcracker returns!

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Jimmy's Annual Christmas Party and Casino Night for Charity

Dec 18, Jimmy's Old Town Tavern

Address: 697 Spring St, Herndon, VA
Phone: (703) 435-5467

VMFA Lecture Series: An Album of a Century - Photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue

Dec 18, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $10/person; $5/Workhouse artists, Friends of the Workhouse, Workhouse volunteers, and military
Jeffrey Allison: Paul Mellon Collection Educator and Statewide Manager at VMFA

"I take photographs with love, so I try to make them art objects. But I make them for myself first and foremost - that is important." - Jacques-Henri Lartigue

French photographer and painter Jacques-Henri Lartigue (1894-1986) is most famous for his stunning photos of automobile races, planes, and fashionable Parisian women from the turn of the century. This lecture explores Lartigue's photographs from his first sincere, often playful, presentation of friends, family, and French society made as early as age 6 to his later fashion layouts and portraits.


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"A Kodachrome Christmas" by Pat Hazell

Dec 19 - Dec 21, The Alden

Recurring daily
Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: Friday & Saturday 8:00 pm; Sunday 2:00 pm
Admission: $30/$20 MCC district residents
Welcome to an irreverent and hysterical holiday celebration! From the creator of “The Wonder Bread Years” and a writer for “Seinfeld” comes a one-woman, cable-access holiday special. Enter the colorful world of Earlene Hoople as she entertains with participatory bell ringing, cookie baking, a family slide show, some outrageous advice for surviving the holidays with relatives… and a whole lot more.

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International Gem & Jewelry Show

Dec 19 - Dec 21, Dulles Expo Center

Recurring daily
Address: 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center Drive, Chantilly, VA
Times: Friday, 12pm-6pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
Phone: (301) 294-1640
Admission: $8; Children 8 and under are not admitted.
The Int'l Gem & Jewelry Show offers the greatest selection and lowest prices on diamonds, gold, silver, beads, and more. Choose either costume or fine jewelry from more than 360 exhibitors from around the world.

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"A Christmas Carol"

Dec 20, Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center

Address: 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7pm
Admission: $15 general admission; $10 seniors and students
NYC actor / playwright, Greg Oliver Bodine, comes to Fairfax to perform his critically acclaimed, one-man performance of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL for a limited, one-night only engagement. "Charming!" --Laurel Graeber, The New York Times

THE STORY: Charles Dickens' 1867 American Reading Tour is off to a rough start. Due to an inexplicable loss of his luggage, he regretfully announces that he will be unable to read from his beloved classic, "A Christmas Carol." All is not lost however; Dickens delivers what he promised by performing from memory the magical story of Ebenezer Scrooge's journey from miserliness to redemption with warmth and humor. This one-man play is based on the condensed version Dickens himself used on his historic reading tours of the United States and is adapted here to offer a unique theatrical experience. One actor. One hour! This show is rated G and is suitable for adults and children over ten (10) years of age. Please join us!


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19th Century Christmas by Candlelight

Dec 20, Sully Historic Site

Address: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA
Phone: (703) 437-1794
(5-Adult) Holiday customs have evolved from elegant balls in the time of Jane Austen to family traditions of the Victorian era. See Regency period dancers and be inspired by Sully's 1885 Christmas tree. Make a tree decoration based on a Victorian original. Enjoy hot cider and homemade cookies. House tour is 45 min. outside festivities available until 8 p.m.

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Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon

Dec 20, George Washington's Mount Vernon

Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Phone: (703) 780-2000
Admission: $30, adult; $20, youth (6-11); children under five are free.
Ring in the holiday season with sparkling fireworks overlooking the Potomac River at George Washington's Mount Vernon on Saturday, December 20!

For the first time ever, Mount Vernon will open its doors for an evening of holiday-themed fireworks and special programs. Before the fireworks show at 8:45 p.m., Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon offers guests a chance to step back in time and experience a festive holiday evening at the first president's estate.

Stroll through the historic area while being serenaded by local choirs. Watch as colonial artisans demonstrate the 18th-century process of creating chocolate. Visit a winter encampment and meet re-enactors from the First Virginia Regiment.

Enjoy cider, cookies, and a bonfire while listening to the harmonious sounds of musicians performing 18th-century tunes. Impress holiday guests by learning 18th-century dance moves with costumed guides in the Greenhouse. Warm up in the blacksmith shop - a working reconstruction of Washington's blacksmith shop. Sip hot chocolate while watching a fireworks show choreographed to holiday music over the Potomac River.

"General and Lady Washington" along with a cast of costumed characters from the 18th century will be on hand to greet Mount Vernon's holiday guests. Learn more about the Washingtons' Christmas traditions during a tour the first and second floor of the Mansion.


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Christmas in Fairfax with Fairfax Choral Society & City of Fairfax Band

Dec 20, Fairfax High School

Address: 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, Virginia
Times: 7:00 p.m.
Phone: (703) 642-3277
Admission: FREE
Make our tradition your tradition. Join the Fairfax Choral Society and the City of Fairfax Band in a glorious selection of seasonal favorites in this free, annual concert which will feature the world premiere of a new selection by Radol Alan Bass. Christmas in Fairfax is a FREE concert, however tickets must be secured with the city of Fairfax Band here.

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Holiday Model Train Display

Dec 20 - Dec 28, Colvin Run Mill

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, VA
Times: 11am-4pm
Phone: (703) 759-2771
Admission: Free
No reservations required. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fun for all ages! Watch G-gauge trains wend their way through a miniature western town in the Colvin Run Barn. FREE

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Jimmy's Annual Holiday Party for Kids!

Dec 20, Jimmy's Old Town Tavern

Address: 697 Spring St, Herndon, VA
Phone: (703) 435-5467

Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna

Dec 20 - Dec 21, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 4pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $50, $43, $30
This spirited performance by these remarkable Austrian youngsters features everything from ancient hymns and traditional Christmas carols to popular holiday favorites and songs from across the globe. Audiences and critics worldwide have praised these talented singers for their celestial voices, rapturous harmonies, pure tone, appealing demeanor, and, above all, a wide-ranging repertoire spanning centuries and genres. Dating back over half a millennium, the history of this choir has been associated with many of the world’s great composers, including Mozart and Bruckner; Franz Schubert himself was even a chorister.

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Virginia Ballet Company and School - "Nutcracker" Working Stage Rehearsal

Dec 26, Richard J. Ernst Theatre, NVCC Annandale Campus

Address: 8333 Little River Turnpike (corner of Wakefield Chapel), Annandale, VA
Times: 6:30PM
Contact: www.vaballet.org
Phone: (703) 503-5960
Admission: $10 plus a $2 fee per ticket
A limited number of general admission tickets is available for the Nutcracker Working Stage Rehearsal on December 26 at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $10 plus a $2 fee per each ticket and may be purchased online at www.vaballet.org. The tickets for the Working Stage Rehearsal must be purchased in advance. For additional information call 703 249-8227.

Greenberg Train & Toy Show

Dec 27 - Dec 28, Dulles Expo Center

Recurring daily
Address: 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center Drive, Chantilly, VA
Times: Saturday, 10am-4pm; Sunday, 10am-4pm
Phone: (630) 279-4087
Admission: $7, ages 12 and up. Free for ages 11 and under.
Greenberg's Train & Toy Show was founded in 1976 to promote the hobby of model railroading and toy train collecting. Our shows feature operating model railroads, dealers selling trains and collectable toys, hands-on exhibits and demonstrations.

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Max Major Magic Show

Dec 27, The Winery at Bull Run

Address: 15950 Lee Hwy, Centreville, VA
Times: 8:30pm
Phone: (703) 815-2233
Admission: $40 - $69

After fifteen consecutive weeks of sold-out shows and selling over 5000 tickets to "THINK: An Evening of Mind Reading and Magic", Max Major, twice voted the best entertainer in DC by readers of the Washington City Paper, is bringing his critically acclaimed show to The Winery at Bull Run as a new Monthly Show Series!

In this 90 min show, magician Max Major will use a combination of magic, psychology, hypnosis and suggestion to demonstrate the untapped powers of the mind. Among the show's highlights, Major will employ his uncanny understanding of body language to decode the thoughts of audience members, assume the role of a human lie detector, and even, and subject himself to extreme physical harm in a feat of mind over body. This is a charity show. Partial proceeds will benefit the Meant To Live Foundation, of which Max is a board member, and Touching Heart.  


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Virginia Ballet Company and School present the 65th Annual "Nutcracker"

Dec 27 - Dec 29, Richard J. Ernst Theatre, NVCC Annandale Campus

Recurring daily
Address: 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA
Times: 2PM and 7PM
Contact: www.vaballet.org
Phone: (703) 249-8227
Admission: $30 adults, $20 for children, students, & seniors, plus a $3 fee per each ticket
VIRGINIA BALLET COMPANY AND SCHOOL will present its 65TH season of the classic NUTCRACKER ballet, fully staged and costumed, on December 27, 28 and 29, 2014. The performances are at 2PM and 7PM each day at the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus in the Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater. Ticket prices for reserved seating are $30 for adults and $20 for children, students and seniors, plus a $3 fee per each ticket. Tickets may be purchased online at www.vaballet.org. Group pricing for these 6 performances is available for groups of 10 or more for the same performance. For additional information and group rates please call 703-249-8227.

Herndon's New Year’s Eve Bonfire and Celebration

Dec 31, ArtSpace Herndon

Address: 750 Center Street, Herndon, VA
Times: TBD
Phone: (703) 956-6590

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New Year’s Eve Scramble

Dec 31, Herndon Centennial Golf Course

Address: 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 10am
Phone: (703) 471-5769

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The Capitol Steps

Jan 3, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 8:00 pm
Admission: $45/$35 MCC district residents
The Steps have never needed new material… they always have an endless supply just down the road! This show always sells out when McLean gathers to find out who will be the butt of bipartisan jokes this time.

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Chamber Music Concert at the Alden

Jan 4, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 3:00 pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: Free
Free chamber music concerts cosponsored by the Music Friends of the Fairfax County Public Library and The Alden. All concerts are open to the public and begin at 3 pm. Tickets are not required.

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Chicks Rule Comedy Workshop

Jan 5, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 7:00-9:00 pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: $20/$10 MCC district residents
For women ages 18+. Channel your inner Tina, Amy, or Kristen! In this women-only workshop, Groundling-trained Capitol Step Tracey Stephens will introduce you to the fundamentals of comedy, such as improve, timing, and movement. Make Monday ladies’ night!

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Dobet Gnahoré

Jan 8, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25 - $30
Discover delicate ballads and vivacious African grooves from this Grammy-winning vocalist, percussionist, and dancer praised as one of contemporary African music’s most charismatic talents.

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The Ying Quartet

Jan 9, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 8:00 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $35
The Ying Quartet excels in performances "as close to the ideal as possible, delivering chamber music of astonishing, refreshing exaltation and exhilaration" (The Los Angeles Times).

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Bluegrass Barn Concerts: April Verch Band

Jan 11, Frying Pan Farm Park

Address: 2309 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA
Times: 7pm
Contact: Frying Pan Farm Park
Phone: (703) 437-9101
Admission: $15/advance, $18/door, $105/season pass
Enjoy bluegrass concerts at Frying Pan Farm Park. Food and beverages available for purchase. Presented by the Fairfax County Park Authority and Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park. Concerts are held indoors in the Visitor Center. 

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Chamber Music Concert at the Alden

Jan 11, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 3:00 pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: Free
Free chamber music concerts cosponsored by the Music Friends of the Fairfax County Public Library and The Alden. All concerts are open to the public and begin at 3 pm. Tickets are not required.

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VMFA Lecture Series: Audio Visual - Music in Art

Jan 15, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $10/person; $5/Workhouse artists, Friends of the Workhouse, Workhouse volunteers, and military
Margaret Hancock: Art and Design Educator

Enter the world of music in art! This visual presentation delves into the unique depictions of musicians, instruments, notes and musical ephemera in a variety of works and media. From Picasso's framed collages to Man Rays iconic photographs, the audio has greatly influenced the visual in 20th century 2-D and 3-D works of art.


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5 Year Anniversary Party at Paradise Springs Winery

Jan 17, Paradise Springs Winery

Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 11am - 7pm
Phone: (703) 830-9463
Admission: N/A
Join Paradise Springs Winery for their 5-Year Anniversary. Check the website for more details as the event approaches. www.paradisespringswinery.com

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Livingston Taylor

Jan 17, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30 pm
Phone: 1877WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25
Lauded for his “intimate and laid-back musical approach” (AllMusic.com), this timeless singer/songwriter is treasured for his warm demeanor and well-crafted folk/pop songs like “I’ll Come Running.”

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Reston Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

Jan 17 - Jan 20, RCC Hunters Woods

Recurring daily
Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: Times will vary, depending on the day.
Contact: Kevin Danaher
Phone: (703) 390-6166
Admission: FREE
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: ANNA DEAVERE SMITH Anna Deavere Smith will join us for three days of activities including a performance, the Reston Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Keynote Address, and school performances. Professional Touring Artist Series Performance SNAPSHOTS: PORTRAITS OF A WORLD IN TRANSITION Sunday, January 18, 8:00 p.m. Ms. Smith has been listening to people across the country from all walks of life for the last several years, using Walt Whitman’s idea “to absorb America” as an inspiration. Keynote Address and Community Lunch RECLAIMING GRACE IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY Monday, January 19, 12:00 p.m. The Keynote Address celebrates the resilience of the human spirit, the power of kindness and the strength of imagination in hope. The address will be followed by our traditional Community Lunch.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration: "Snapshots: Portraits Of A World In Transition"

Jan 18, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 8:00pm
Contact: Paul Douglas Michnewicz
Phone: (703) 390-6167
Admission: $25 Reston/$50 Non-Reston
Anna Deavere Smith Special Reston Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Performance and Residency Anna Deavere Smith uses her singular brand of theatre to highlight issues of community, character, and diversity in America. Best known for crafting onewoman, multi-character plays about American social issues, Smith has been awarded the 2013 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, one of the largest and most prestigious awards in the arts, as well as the National Humanities Medal. The MacArthur Foundation honored Smith with the “Genius” Fellowship for creating “a new form of theatre – a blend of theatrical art, social commentary, journalism, and intimate reverie.” Ms. Smith has been listening to people across the country from all walks of life for the last several years, using Walt Whitman’s idea “to absorb America” as an inspiration. To illustrate her goal of bringing “people across the chasm” of what she calls the “complex identity of America,” Ms. Smith slips in and out of character during the course of her presentation, recreating a diversity of emotions and points of view on controversial issues.

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Reston Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration: Keynote Address and Community Lunch

Jan 19, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 12:00pm
Contact: Paul Douglas Michnewicz
Phone: (703) 390-6167
Admission: $5 Reston/$10 Non-Reston
Reston Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration • Keynote Address and Community Lunch Reclaiming Grace in the Face of Adversity We live in a winner take all society. And yet, part of our potential as humans is our capacity for compassion and our resilience in the face of adversity. Anna Deavere Smith interviewed people in the US and abroad who were able to have grace in the face of dramatic adversities. The speech celebrates the resilience of the human spirit, the power of kindness and the strength of imagination in hope.

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Dave Mason

Jan 21 - Jan 22, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Recurring daily
Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 8:00 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $45
This prolific guitarist and former frontman of the legendary English band Traffic has rocked out with Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, and more throughout his illustrious career.

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Midday Film Thrillers: "Jurassic Park"

Jan 21, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 1:00 pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: Free
Get goose bumps on your hump day with these suspense and mystery movies personally chosen by The Alden staff. Shown on Wednesdays at 1 pm. Free. Reservations are not required. "Jurassic Park" - Rated PG-13, 126 minutes.

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Aquila Theatre: The Tempest

Jan 23, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $44, $37, $26
Aquila Theatre brings to our stage this tale of shipwrecks, magical powers, vengeance, forgiveness, and enlightenment. The Bard’s bittersweet farewell to the stage is the story of Prospero, the Duke of Milan and self-taught sorcerer, who was put to sea with his daughter, Miranda, but found exile on an exotic and mystical island. Seeking justice against those who usurped him, and with retribution finally within his grasp, his relationship with his child is tested when she falls in love with the son of one of the conspirators.


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Canellakis-Brown Duo

Jan 23, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 8:00 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $35
Hailed as “a pair of adventurous young talents” (Time Out New York), the Canellakis-Brown Duo has been captivating audiences with its superb musicianship and thrilling performances.

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Ari Hest

Jan 24, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30 pm
Phone: 1877WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25
This heartfelt acoustic singer/songwriter channels “poignant, acoustic reverie” (USA Today) with his smoky, soothing voice and introspective lyrics.

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Jasmine Guy and the Avery Sharpe Trio - Raisin' Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey

Jan 24, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $48, $41, $29
In an extraordinary performance, renowned actress, singer, and dancer Jasmine Guy, along with the acclaimed Avery Sharpe Trio, honors these legendary artists of the Harlem Renaissance who struggled against racial inequality, prejudice, and segregation. Weaving together text, song, movement, and imagery into a panoramic experience, Guy and the trio transport audiences to this prolific period through the voices of Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Zora Neale Hurston, and W.E.B. Du Bois.


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The Iguanas

Jan 24, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: 1877WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25
These Bourbon Street party-starters mix New Orleans jazz, R&B soul, and traditional Mexican melodies to cook up their eclectic musical gumbo.

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Workshop - Power of Painting with a Limited Palette

Jan 24 - Jan 25, Agile Arts Atelier

Recurring daily
Address: 1008 Tyler Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Contact: Debra Keirce
Phone: (571) 236-0047
Admission: $300
Learn to create powerful compositions using a limited palette to explore subtlety and drama in your paintings. This workshop prepares artists to make stronger paintings using a limited palette of colors. Teaching artist Tricia Cherrington Ratliff will teach options that simplify the work of color so that the mind is able to focus on one idea at a time and make more powerful compositions. Using classical techniques we will do a series of activities that strengthen a painters approach by learning to mass values, build realistic 3D volume, use grisaille and improve decision making in order to create color illusion with very few pigments. Students will also learn to leverage the important skill of deciding what to leave OUT of a painting. Through these interesting and fun exercises you'll create multiple, small limited palette paintings in a row. In doing so, you'll learn to make active decisions about the use of direction/movement, weight, light, strong rendering (including the simplified modeling of forms) and temperature to make even a small paintings feel more powerful to the viewer. The workshop will also introduce the pros and cons of various "limited palette" options (or recipes) to help make good decisions about which colors to lay out before beginning any painting. Through increased confidence and focus, you can put restrained power and pop into your paintings. There are only 2 spots left in this small workshop of 6 students plus the organizer. Trish's strength as an instructor is identifying the skills each painter needs to work on. In this way, beginner through advanced level artists benefit from her very personalized instruction in a small group setting. To register for this workshop, contact the organizer, Debra Keirce, at DebraKeirceArt@yahoo.com or 571-236-0047. Once the workshop fills, you may ask to be added to the wait list.

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San Fermin

Jan 30, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $22
Experience exhilarating Baroque pop and indie music from these young talents whose sound is hailed as “gloriously complex” (The Telegraph)

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“Richard Rogers: One Man and His Lyricists”

Jan 31, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 1:00 pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: $10/$5 MCC district residents
Whether it was with Lorenz Hart of Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rogers made beautiful music. Come discover the man behind “Oklahoma!,” “The Sound of Music,” “Pal Joey,” and so many other American musicals.

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Schooner Fare

Jan 31, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $27 - $32
Maine’s premier folk duo presents an exuberant mix of original folk songs, country ballads, and maritime masterpieces laced with “Down East” humor.

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State Symphony Orchestra of México

Jan 31, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $50, $43, $30
This esteemed Latin American orchestra pays tribute to its Spanish roots with an exquisite performance featuring the works of Enrique Granados, Isaac Albéniz, Manuel de Falla, and other great Spanish composers. For over 40 years, National Symphony Orchestra of México has interpreted the classics with great reverence and has introduced exciting new compositions to audiences around the world. Under the baton of founding conductor Enrique Bátiz, these gifted musicians perform a Spanish Festival program featuring piano soloist Irina Chistiakova and guitar soloist Alfonso Moreno.


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Bluegrass Barn Concerts: Special Consensus

Feb 1, Frying Pan Farm Park

Address: 2309 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA
Times: 7pm
Contact: Frying Pan Farm Park
Phone: (703) 437-9101
Admission: $15/advance, $18/door, $105/season pass
Enjoy bluegrass concerts at Frying Pan Farm Park. Food and beverages available for purchase. Presented by the Fairfax County Park Authority and Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park. Concerts are held indoors in the Visitor Center. 

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International Guitar Night

Feb 4 - Feb 5, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Recurring daily
Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: 1877WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25 - $27
A night of international guitar virtuosos featuring poetic lyricist (Gore), Grammy-winning classical guitarist (York), jazz master (Figueiredo), and steel string prodigy (Jamal).

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Arlo Guthrie

Feb 6, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

Legendary folk singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie returns to the Hylton Center on Feb. 6 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his iconic song, "Alice's Restaurant," which helped spark an entire generation to embrace social activism. This counterculture icon charmed audiences with his witty stories, amusing anecdotes and folk favorites during his last appearance at the Hylton Center, and "Alice's Restaurant: 50th Anniversary Tour" promises even more.






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The Montrose Trio

Feb 6, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 8:00 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $35
Accomplished soloists and chamber musicians Jon Kimura Parker, Martin Beaver, and Clive Greensmith join forces to create a new piano trio

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Walnut Street Theatre: A Life in the Theatre

Feb 6, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $44, $37, $26
Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre presents David Mamet’s humorous and thoughtful play about two actors competing for the spotlight — and the dressing room! Inspired by his background as an actor, this Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright wrote a very funny and touching story about two actors in a repertory company: Robert, a veteran thespian, and John, a promising young actor. This hilarious work provides a backstage glimpse into the world of show business, and the challenges of the relationship between this mentor and his apprentice — from rehearsals to reprisals, and ego trips to acting tips.


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BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

Feb 7, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30 pm
Phone: 1877WOLFTRAP
Admission: $27
Led by fiddler Michael Doucet, this Grammy-winning ensemble combines zydeco, Caribbean calypso, and traditional Louisiana folk music for an irresistible Cajun mix.

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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents Dvorak and Bodorova

Feb 7, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Pre-concert lecture at 7pm. Show begins at 8pm.

Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 and Bodorova: Symphony No. 1 (U.S. Premiere)


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Todd Ellison: Love on Broadway

Feb 8, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 4 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $46, $39, $28
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, enjoy an evening of Broadway’s most romantic love songs performed by this outstanding pianist joined by some of Broadway’s finest vocalists. Todd Ellison has distinguished himself on Broadway as the first-rate music director for the Tony Award-winning productions of Spamalot, La Cage aux Folles, and 42nd Street. He was also music director for New York’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular. This delightful evening of music features favorites such as “It Had To Be You” and “The Way We Were”; Broadway gems from West Side Story, Carousel, and Wicked; an Elvis Presley Medley; and more!


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Solas

Feb 13 - Feb 14, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Recurring daily
Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 8:00 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25-$28
Hailed by The Washington Post as “one of the world’s finest Celtic-folk ensembles,” this quintet's diverse repertoire includes innovative original songs as well as Irish classics.

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"Pinkalicious the Musical"

Feb 14, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 2pm
Admission: $20 general admission
This musical adaptation of the popular book celebrates more that just the color pink. It reaffirms that being yourself is best of all. Get your tickets now, or your daughter will never forgive you.

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American Festival Pops Orchestra presents "Valentine's Day Pops"

Feb 14, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

American Festival Pops Orchestra returns once again for a concert of popular love songs to enjoy with your sweetheart on Feb. 14. Under the baton of Anthony Maiello, this acclaimed ensemble that includes some of the finest musicians from the greater D.C. area performs "Valentine's Day Pops," featuring timeless love songs and romantic standards from the Great American Songbook.







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Virginia Opera: Salome

Feb 14 - Feb 15, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Saturday, 8pm ; Sunday, 2pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $86, $72, $44
Richard Strauss’s chilling one-act opera, an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s notorious play about the Bible’s wicked femme fatale, both shocked and thrilled audiences over a century ago with its extravagant debauchery; its rich, evocative score; and its infamous “Dance of the Seven Veils.” Salome, the beautiful yet troubled stepdaughter of Herod, has a perverse obsession with the imprisoned John the Baptist, who spurns her seductions. Meanwhile, her lecherous stepfather is willing to offer her whatever her heart desires if only she will perform a dance, until he learns of the extremity of her demands. Sung in German with English supertitles.

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Edwin McCain

Feb 18, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: 1877WOLFTRAP
Admission: $30
Dubbed “the great American romantic” by The New York Times, this platinum-selling alt-rocker performs ballads like “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask for More” along with fresh new songs.

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VMFA Lecture Series: Civil War to Civil Rights - How African American Artists Engage the Past

Feb 19, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $10/person; $5/Workhouse artists, Friends of the Workhouse, Workhouse volunteers, and military
Evie Terrono: Professor of Art History at Randolph-Macon College

Through the critical lens of the political, legal, and cultural changes that marked the transition from slavery to the Civil War to the Civil Rights period in the 1960s and 1970s, this presentation will examine depictions of the multifaceted and highly politicized dimensions of "race" and American identity in the artistic production of African American artists. Artists as such as Elizabeth Catlett, Faith Ringgold, Kara Walker, Fred Wilson, Kehinde Wiley, and Hank Willis, among many others, will be discussed.


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Doc Severinsen with the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra - "An Evening with Doc Severinsen"

Feb 20, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

Trumpet legend Doc Severinsen joins the extraordinary Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra for a concert of high-flying jazz music on Feb. 20. "An Evening with Doc Severinsen" features the former leader of "The Tonight Show" band performing a collection of memorable jazz classics with this remarkable jazz orchestra from the greater D.C. area, led by alto sax virtuoso and Artistic Director Jim Carroll.







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HAPA

Feb 20 - Feb 21, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Recurring daily
Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: Friday, 8:00 PM & Saturday, 7:30 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25-$30
With songs ranging from ancient chants to contemporary Hawaiian tunes, it’s no wonder the LA Times calls HAPA's music “beautiful, fragile, spiritual, and powerful” all at once

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Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra: An Evening with Doc Severinsen

Feb 21, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $50, $43, $30
Trumpet legend Doc Severinsen joins the extraordinary Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra for an evening of high hitting jazz. From his incomparable talent to his unforgettable fashions, this former music director of The Tonight Show band is sure to wow the audience with this program of jazz classics. Under the direction of artistic director and alto sax virtuoso Jim Carroll, the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra brings together the most remarkable jazz performers in the D.C. metro area.


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Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem

Feb 21, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 8pm
Admission: $25 - $30
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem
"American Spiritual"
In American Spiritual, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem and lead concert audiences in a bona fide revival. There's no tent, no potluck dinner - and no preaching, unless you count the band's uproarious and wise stories. Instead, this charismatic quartet administers songs and tales that explore and revive the human spirit. From a lush setting of Tennyson's "Crossing the Bar" to old American shape note hymns, prison work songs, blues, gospel and original compositions, American Spiritual, draws from 200 years of roots music to find songs that uplift and connect.

With infectious camaraderie, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem easily coax audiences to join their spine-tingling, rafter-shaking harmonies, clap to roaring fiddle tunes and open their hearts to songs of love and loss. This is American Spiritual - in which big questions are asked, few are answered, much harmony is sung, and a joyful string band is let loose to dispense its good medicine.


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Christopher O'Riley and Pablo Ziegler: Two to Tango

Feb 22, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 4 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $46, $39, $28
These two brilliant contemporary pianists perform two-piano arrangements of tango music. One of the foremost pianists of his generation, Christopher O’Riley is known for breaking down barriers between classical and popular music. He regularly performs as a soloist with the world’s leading orchestras, and is host of NPR’s popular From the Top. Latin Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer, and arranger Pablo Ziegler launched his career performing in the legendary quintet of tango master Astor Piazzolla, and has since become the face of Argentine New Tango, a fascinating hybrid of tango and American jazz.


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Disney Live! presents "Mickey's Magic Show"

Feb 22, The Patriot Center

Address: 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA
Times: 1pm & 4pm
Phone: (703) 993-3000
Admission: $25 - $55
Disney Live! presents Mickey's Magic Show features the special magic from legendary Disney films, performed right before your eyes: Cinderella's rags turn into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; Aladdin's Princess Jasmine levitates into the air; and the enchanted dancing brooms in Fantasia help sweep Minnie off her feet. The Master Magician himself - Mickey Mouse - performs astonishing illusions along with Cinderella's Fairy Godmother, Alice in Wonderland's Mad Hatter, and professional illusionist Zak Williams. The magic is complimented by appearances from Disney princesses Belle and Snow White and Mickey's pals from Toontown - Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy.

 


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Kat Edmonson with special guest Robert Ellis

Feb 25, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25 - $30
Float away on the sweet, jazzy vocals of this singer/songwriter cherished for her vintage pop and “timeless-sounding voice” (NPR)

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Season of Innovation: "In the Next Room, or 'The Vibrator'"

Feb 26 - Mar 1, George Mason University's Center for the Arts - TheatreSpace

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Feb 26-28, 8pm; Feb 28-Mar 1, 2pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $15, adults; $10, students, faculty & staff, seniors and groups
A stimulating, funny and provocative play set in a prim upper class Victorian home at the dawn of electricity, where a gentleman doctor has invented an extraordinary and mysterious device for treating "hysteria." This smart comedy ponders marriage and intimacy, and what it truly means to find connection.


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John Eaton

Feb 27, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: 1877WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25 - $27
Renowned pianist, vocalist, musicologist, and humorist delivers renditions of cherished American songs.

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Hylton Family Series: Pushcart Players present "Alice in Wonderland"

Feb 28, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

The Emmy-nominated Pushcart Players, who have enchanted young audiences at the Hylton Center for the past several seasons, return on Feb. 28 with two performances of Lewis Carroll's zany and fantastical tale, "Alice in Wonderland." Featuring memorable characters such as the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts, this delightful adaptation is complemented by whimsical music, vibrant costumes and spectacular scenic elements.




 


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Mark Morris Dance Group

Feb 28 - Mar 1, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 4pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $48, $41, $29
For over three decades, this visionary choreographer has thrilled audiences and impressed critics with the exquisite beauty and delightful wit of his choreography and the remarkable artistry of his dance group. Renowned for his commitment to setting his dances to live music, Mark Morris’s work is celebrated for its musicality, and he continues to experiment with the relationship between music and movement. Mark Morris Dance Group has been an important presence at the Center for over 18 years, each season performing groundbreaking new works, as well as many pieces from its classic repertoire.


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Bluegrass Barn Concerts: Patent Pending

Mar 1, Frying Pan Farm Park

Address: 2309 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA
Times: 7pm
Contact: Frying Pan Farm Park
Phone: (703) 437-9101
Admission: $15/advance, $18/door, $105/season pass
Enjoy bluegrass concerts at Frying Pan Farm Park. Food and beverages available for purchase. Presented by the Fairfax County Park Authority and Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park. Concerts are held indoors in the Visitor Center. 

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Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy - "Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond"

Mar 1, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

Canadian fiddling couple Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy - who have each graced the Merchant Hall stage separately - team up for an exciting performance on March 1. "Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond" sees these two ferocious fiddlers and step dancers joined onstage by their children, demonstrating that this next generation has undoubtedly inherited many great talents.








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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Mar 5, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Admission: $45 - $50
Graceful dancers, tulle, pointe shoes and-is that chest hair!? Founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and en travesti, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo first performed in the late-late shows in Off-Off Broadway lofts. Within a year, their loving knowledge of dance and comic approach was being noted beyond New York. Since those beginnings, the Trocks have established themselves as a major dance phenomenon throughout the world. The Trocks will delight and amuse everyone in the audience, from the most knowledgeable to the novices.

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Atlan

Mar 6, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 8:00 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25
One of Ireland’s most respected traditional Celtic music acts blends lively strings and ethereal vocals to transport listeners to the heart of the Emerald Isle.

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Danú: 20th Anniversary Tour

Mar 6, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $46, $39, $28
To celebrate 20 years of spirited music-making, this award-winning band from the Emerald Isle returns to our stage to perform an unforgettable night of lively Celtic music. Hailing from Ireland’s historic County Waterford, Danú has built a massive following worldwide due to its vibrant performances, and its mastery of traditional Celtic instruments such as flute, tin whistle, button accordion, and bouzouki, as well as striking vocals. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, this celebrated band, along with two of its former band mates, perform a glorious blend of ancient Irish music and fresh new songs.


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Tango Buenos Aires: Song of Eva Perón

Mar 7, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $48, $41, $29
This renowned company uses the art of tango to journey through the life of Argentina’s larger-than-life former First Lady, Eva Perón. From her impoverished childhood in the slums to her position as one of the country’s most powerful and influential figures, Perón’s story is told in this riveting new performance by these celebrated dancers, singers, and instrumentalists. Tango Buenos Aires, one of Argentina’s greatest cultural exports, is recognized worldwide for its authentic interpretations of this captivating dance.


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To the Moon & Back Fairfax Choral Society Youth Concert

Mar 7, Annandale United Methodist Church

Address: 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, Virginia
Times: 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Christi Esterly Schwarten
Phone: (703) 642-3277
Admission: Season Subscription Tickets: $16; Advanced Tickets: $20; Door Tickets: $25
"How much do I love you? To the moon...and back! Join our youngest singers in a celebration of family, love and the joy of a bedtime story. Revel in songs suitable for dreams and the magic of the moonlight as you greet the day in this special concert!" Season Subscription Tickets: $16 Advanced Tickets: $20 Door Tickets: $25 Student Tickets: FREE

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Vatsala Mehra

Mar 7, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 8:00 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $50
Known as the “Ghazal Queen,” this celebrated Indian singer has been honored by her home country for her valuable contributions to India’s musical tradition.

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Torment and Triumph – Franz Liszt — Satan or Saint?

Mar 8, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $40, $34, $24
Jeffrey Siegel elucidates and enlightens audiences on one of the most celebrated composers of the Romantic Era in his third performance at the Center this season. In this enchanting evening of classical music, Mr. Siegel performs Liszt’s heavenly Ave Maria, the devilish Mephisto Waltz, and the Sonata in B Minor, perhaps Liszt’s most autobiographical work.


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Tango Buenos Aires - "Songs of Eva Perón"

Mar 8, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

Tango Buenos Aires shares the story of one of Argentina's most compelling historical figures with "Song of Eva Perón" on March 8. This masterful ensemble of dancers, singers and musicians use the art of the tango to tell the larger-than-life story of Evita: her dizzying ascent from an impoverished childhood in the slums to a successful career in radio and film, which culminated in her becoming the celebrated First Lady of Argentina.









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Buckwheat Zydeco

Mar 11, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: 1877WOLFTRAP
Admission: $28
Join a “Swamp-boogie joy ride” (People) as this Grammy-winning zydeco band serves up their vibrant brand of Creole music.

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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart, Vaughan-Williams and Richard Strauss

Mar 14 - Mar 15, George Mason University's Harris Theatre

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Show begins at 8pm.

Mozart: Adagio and Fugue; Vaughan-Williams: "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis" and Concerto for Violin and Strings; Richard Strauss: "Metamorphosen"


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Harlem Globetrotters

Mar 14 - Mar 15, The Patriot Center

Recurring daily
Address: 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 993-3000
Admission: See website for ticket prices.

The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to town with their unrivaled family show, featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet. With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family - creating memories that will last a lifetime.


The Globetrotters will face a great challenge this year, as the infamous Washington Generals are more determined than ever to beat the Globetrotters. The Generals, the last team to beat the Globetrotters, are now coached by a former member of that 1971 team. They are on a mission and will do whatever it takes to win, with a new strategy that's sure to give the Globetrotters a run for their money.


Magic Pass: Before the game, take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your family where you get to actually spend time on the court with the Globetrotters- shooting, trying out ball tricks, autographs and photos! The unique 30-minute pre-show, "Magic Pass", will create memories for a lifetime. All customers must have a game ticket AND Magic Pass for entry. Soft/rubber soled shoes must be worn on the court.


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In Paradisum: Fairfax Choral Society

Mar 15, St. Luke Catholic Church

Address: 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, Virginia
Times: 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Christi Esterly Schwarten
Phone: (703) 642-3277
Admission: Season Subscription Tickets: $25 for Adults, $10 for Students Advanced Tickets: $30 for Adults, $15 for Students Door Tickets: $35 for Adults, $15 for Students
The FCS Symphonic Chorus and Concert Choir present In Paradisum, a concert of sacred masterworks from 20th century France. The centerpiece of this uplifting program will be Maurice Duruflé’s inspiring Requiem presented in its rarely-heard chamber orchestra version prepared by the composer fourteen years after the work’s premier. Our concert of music by all Parisian composers also includes a performance of Gabriel Faure’s intimate Messe Basse by the FCS Concert Choir, and Lili Boulanger’s thrilling setting of Psalm 24 performed by combined choirs, organ, and orchestra. Renowned organist Paul Skevington will be featured soloist in Marcel Dupre’s Cortege et Litanie heard here in its relatively unknown scoring for organ and orchestra. Season Subscription Tickets: $25 for Adults, $10 for Students Advanced Tickets: $30 for Adults, $15 for Students Door Tickets: $35 for Adults, $15 for Students

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Professional Touring Artists: Lúnasa

Mar 18, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 8:00pm
Contact: Paul Douglas Michnewicz
Phone: (703) 390-6167
Admission: $25 Reston/$50 Non-Reston
An RCC tradition returns to the CenterStage. This delightful group of Irishmen has celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with Restonians for more than 20 years. Internationally acknowledged as one of the finest traditional Irish instrumental bands in recent times, they have performed more than 1,000 shows across the globe since 1997. Their inventive arrangements and bass driven grooves have steered Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. Their recordings have been hailed as some of the best and most important world music albums anywhere, while their blend of intelligence, innovation, virtuosity, and passion has brought them to the forefront of Celtic music.

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19th Annual Craftsmen's Spring Classic Art & Craft Festival

Mar 20 - Mar 22, Dulles Expo Center

Recurring daily
Address: 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA
Times: Fri. & Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5
Contact: Gilmore Shows
Phone: (336) 282-5550
Admission: $8/Adult, $1/Child (6-12) at door
Features original designs & work from hundreds of talented artists & craftsmen locally and from across the nation. Something for every style, taste & budget with thousands of choices from traditional to contemporary, functional to whimsical and decorative to fun & funky. Visit with the actual artisans as you browse the booths for those one-of-a-kind treasures that will become treasured heirlooms. Admission good all three days with Free Return Pass from the show desk. Advance Discount and Group (15+) Tickets available through promoter and online two weeks prior to start of show. Discount coupons available in local newspapers as a part of the ads or from the web site. For more information call 336-282-5550, email contact@gilmoreshows.com or visit CraftShow.com. Gilmore Shows is continually looking for new exhibitors with unique and unusual work. New Exhibitor Application kit available online for the jury process.


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Enter The Haggis

Mar 20, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 8:00 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $28
Experimental roots-rock stalwarts push the boundaries of Celtic music with vigorous performances and inventive albums.

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Virginia Opera: La Traviata

Mar 21 - Mar 22, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 2pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $86, $72, $44
Verdi’s heart-wrenching tale of the desirable and fragile courtesan is a heartrending classic. Violetta is the most desirable courtesan in Paris, enjoying a luxurious lifestyle filled with glamorous soirées and wealthy gentlemen. She gives it all up for her true love, Alfredo, but when his father claims her reputation is ruining the family name, she selflessly attempts to end the relationship. Will true love win out in the end, or does failing health seal her fate? This tragic love story is brought to life through the glorious voices of Virginia Opera. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

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Bluegrass Barn Concerts: Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray

Mar 22, Frying Pan Farm Park

Address: 2309 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA
Times: 7pm
Contact: Frying Pan Farm Park
Phone: (703) 437-9101
Admission: $15/advance, $18/door, $105/season pass
Enjoy bluegrass concerts at Frying Pan Farm Park. Food and beverages available for purchase. Presented by the Fairfax County Park Authority and Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park. Concerts are held indoors in the Visitor Center. 

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Poetry of Music - In the Nick of Time: Fairfax Choral Society Youth Concert

Mar 24, Annandale United Methodist Church

Address: 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, Virginia
Times: 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Christi Esterly Schwarten
Phone: (703) 642-3277
Admission: Season Subscription Tickets: $16 Advanced Tickets: $20 Door Tickets: $25 Student Tickets: FREE
Celebrating its 11th year, our collaboration with the Fairfax County Public Schools is an unparalleled journey of the creative spirit of our young people. This concert will feature our Treble Choirs (Central and West), the Concert Choir and the Master Singers. This year we will focus on all aspects of time; the hours of the day, the moments we remember and the seasons of our lives. Season Subscription Tickets: $16 Advanced Tickets: $20 Door Tickets: $25 Student Tickets: FREE

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Karla Bonoff

Mar 25, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: 1877WOLFTRAP
Admission: $27
A velvety-voiced, folk-pop singer/songwriter whose heartfelt ballads have been covered by Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, and Wynonna Judd.

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Season of Innovation: "An Experiment with an Air Pump"

Mar 26 - Mar 29, George Mason University's Center for the Arts - Harris Theatre

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Mar 26-28 & Apr 2-4, 8pm; Mar 28-29 & Apr 4, 2pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $25, adults; $15, students, faculty & staff, seniors, and groups
This contemporary consideration of art and science takes place in the same house but, in time, on the eve of two very different centuries. Furtive romance, farcical commotions and dark secrets infuse this unique examination of women's roles in medical research and the ethical challenges unfolding in anatomy in 1799 and genetics in 1999.


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Cantus

Mar 27, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 8:00 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $35
“The premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare) makes its Barns debut in this program which explores when and why people sing together.

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Mason Dance Company Gala

Mar 27 - Mar 28, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Friday & Saturday, 8pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $25 adults, $12 children up to grade 12
The Gala Concert is the Dance Company's crowning season event featuring a program of works by contemporary professional choreographers.



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Russian National Ballet Theatre brings "Cinderella"

Mar 27, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

Russian National Ballet Theatre brings one of the most exquisite fairy tale ballets of all time to the Hylton Center on March 27. Featuring an exuberant score by Prokofiev, "Cinderella" is the iconic tale of the virtuous servant girl, who with the help of her fairy godmother, is magically transformed so she can attend the royal ball, where she captures the heart of the prince.










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Art Garfunkel

Mar 29 - Mar 30, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Recurring daily
Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $75
Catch this folk-rock legend as he delivers solo hits and Simon & Garfunkel favorites.

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Professional Touring Artists: Mr. Vaudeville & Friends! With Mark Brutshé

Mar 29, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 3:00pm
Contact: Paul Douglas Michnewicz
Phone: (703) 390-6167
Admission: $5 Reston/$10 Non-Reston
Mr. Vaudeville is back! Buddy Silver, the self-proclaimed Mr. Vaudeville and alter ego of local funnyman Mark Brutsché returns to the CenterStage Motion Picture & Vaudeville House to prove, once again, that nothing can take the place of live entertainment. And this time, he’s brought along some friends. Throw in a little help from the audience and you’ve got even more magic, mayhem, and classic vaudeville comedy. It’s an afternoon of fun for the whole family that’s sure to leave you in stitches.

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Professional Touring Artists: BOOM! A New Duet Choreographed by Cynthia Oliver

Apr 1, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 8:00pm
Contact: Paul Douglas Michnewicz
Phone: (703) 390-6167
Admission: $15 Reston/$30 Non-Reston
Cynthia Oliver creates performance collages that move from dance to word to sound and back again toward an eclectic and provocative dance theatre. A Bronx-born, Virgin Island-reared performer, she incorporates the textures of Caribbean performance with African, and American, aesthetic sensibilities. BOOM! features Oliver and Leslie Cuyjet exploring black femininities, gender and racial dynamics, and life’s contradictions as they kinetically embody individuals, friends, strangers, and the younger/older versions of themselves.

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Tom Paxton

Apr 3, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 8:00 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $24-$28
Unstoppable ’60s folk icon performs a mix of thoughtful ballads like “The Last Thing on my Mind” and topical tunes like “I Am Changing My Name to Fannie Mae.”

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Bandhouse Gigs' Tribute to Steve Winwood & Traffic

Apr 4, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30 pm
Phone: 1877WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25 - $27
Featuring: Patty Reese, Eric Scott, Tommy Lepson and Brian Simms. The District’s most talented artists recreate the powerful sound of legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Steve Winwood and Traffic.

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: LEGENDS

Apr 8, The Patriot Center

Address: 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA
Times: See website for all performance times.
Phone: (703) 993-3000
Admission: See website for prices.

 See this legendary circus up close and personal!


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Jane Monheit

Apr 9, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 8:00 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
With the spirit of jazz and the swagger of cabaret, this talented songstress takes audiences on journeys from Brazil to Beatles-era Britain.

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: LEGENDS

Apr 9 - Apr 19, The Patriot Center

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA
Times: See website for all performance times.
Phone: (703) 993-3000
Admission: See website for prices.

 See this legendary circus up close and personal!


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Poulenc Trio

Apr 10, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 8:00 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $35
“The Poulenc Trio brought an intriguing and beautifully played program to the [National Gallery of Art's] West Garden Court. […] The Poulenc Trio does its namesake proud.”—Stephen Brookes, The Washington Post.

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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents "A Civil War Portrait"

Apr 11, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Pre-concert lecture at 7pm. Show begins at 8pm.

Luke Frazier, guest conductor with the National Broadway Chorus.

"A Civil War Portrait" - This program guides the audience through the major campaigns of the Civil War and features music of the era, from Stephen Foster to "Battle Hymn of the Republic" as well as popular Civil War era folksongs like "Danny Boy" and "Annie Laurie." 


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Hylton Family Series: Peter Yarrow

Apr 12, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

American folk music legend and children's author Peter Yarrow returns to the Hylton Center on April 12 with a family-oriented concert featuring "Don't Laugh at Me" and other songs that encourage children to treat each other with compassion, kindness and respect. Yarrow also performs iconic folk songs from throughout his career, including "If I Had a Hammer," "Puff the Magic Dragon," "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Leaving on a Jet Plane."




 


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Todd Ellison: Classic Broadway

Apr 12, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 4 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $46, $39, $28
This virtuoso pianist and consummate entertainer brings the best of Broadway to our stage in a delightful concert performance. Few are as well suited to stage this tribute to the Broadway musical as Todd Ellison, who is one of the most sought-after music directors and conductors working on Broadway today, who has worked on 42nd Street, Monty Python’s Spamalot, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Annie. Joined by some of Broadway’s finest vocalists, this concert features hits from your favorite Broadway shows, including Damn Yankees, Les Misérables, West Side Story, Hello, Dolly! and more.


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Eileen Ivers

Apr 17, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 8:00 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $27-$30
This virtuoso’s award-winning skill and Irish-inspired playing prove she is “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin.” –The New York Times.

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Phil Vassar and Lyndsey Highlander

Apr 18, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

Two of Virginia's finest homegrown country artists bring their rich sound to the Hylton Center on April 18. Known as one of Nashville's top tunesmiths, Phil Vassar has touched country and popular music fans alike with his soulful lyrics, infectious melodies and charismatic voice, which he has showcased on hits like "Just Another Day in Paradise," "Carlene" and "American Child," as well as "Bye Bye" and "My Next Thirty Years," which were hits for fellow artists Jo Dee Messina and Tim McGraw. Lyndsey Highlander, who has enchanted music fans across the country with her vocal prowess and intimate storytelling, opens for Vassar in this fantastic evening of country music.











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Russian National Ballet Theatre: Cinderella

Apr 18, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $56, $48, $34
Cinderella is a treat for audiences of all ages. This classic fairy tale is about the virtuous and mistreated servant girl who is magically transformed by her fairy godmother, so that she may attend the grand royal ball. She captures the heart of the handsome prince, but dashes off at the stroke of midnight, leaving only her glass slipper behind. Russian National Ballet Theatre is committed to upholding the great, grand national tradition of Russian ballet, and at the same time offering opportunities for emerging young artists.


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Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel - "Popular Piano Classics"

Apr 19, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

Virtuoso pianist Jeffrey Siegel returns to the Hylton Center on April 19 to perform a collection of the best-known and most beloved melodies in classical music with his popular "concerts with commentary" series, Keyboard Conversations®. Siegel provides illuminating insight into the lives and works of the world's most famous composers. In this program, titled "Popular Piano Classics," he performs Mendelssohn's "Wedding March," Beethoven's "Sonata Pathétique," a Polonaise by Chopin and Grieg's "Wedding Day."












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Russian National Ballet Theatre: The Sleeping Beauty

Apr 19, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 4 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $56, $48, $34
Considered the crown jewel of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa’s career, The Sleeping Beauty is the magical fairy tale of the beautiful, sleeping princess who awaits the kiss of her prince. This enchanting tale is set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. A grand theme of good versus evil, the ballet is the story of Aurora, who has been cursed since birth by the evil fairy Carabosse. After pricking her finger on a spindle, the princess and her whole kingdom fall into a deep sleep that will last one hundred years until she is saved by the brave prince, Désiré.


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John McCutcheon

Apr 23, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 8:00 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25-$28
Folk expert with narrative stylings performs classics like “Christmas in the Trenches” and “Hail to the Chief.”

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BBC Concert Orchestra

Apr 24, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $60, $51, $36
Since the early 1950s, the BBC Concert Orchestra has grown into one of the world’s most respected and versatile orchestras, with an enviable reputation in light music, opera, ballet, and musicals. Performing regularly on radio, television, and in the concert hall, it is featured on BBC’s radio program Friday Night is Music Night, and can be heard on countless television soundtracks, including Blue Planet and Planet Earth. Under the baton of principal conductor Keith Lockhart, who is also the conductor of Boston Pops, BBC Concert Orchestra performs music of British and French composers and is joined by pianist Charlie Albright.


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Season of Innovation: The Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival

Apr 24 - Apr 25, George Mason University's Center for the Arts - TheatreSpace

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Apr 24, 8pm; Apr 25, 2pm & 8pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $15, general admission; $10, students, faculty & staff, seniors and groups
The tradition continues as student directors, dramaturgs and actors present their fellow student writers' newest works in an intense 10-day process that culminates in a presentation that shines a light on the storytellers of the next generation.


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Sybarite5

Apr 24, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 8:00 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $35
String quintet Sybarite5 blurs boundaries with exacting musicianship and adventurous programming for a transfixing result. “Expect an experience that will satisfy your inner rock star and your secret Mozart.”—Arizona Daily Star

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Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival

Apr 25, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30 pm
Phone: 1877WOLFTRAP
Admission: $27 - $30
Melodic island music with uncommon tunings and finger picking by Hawaii's finest players.

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Bluegrass Barn Concerts: Spinney Brothers

Apr 26, Frying Pan Farm Park

Address: 2309 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA
Times: 7pm
Contact: Frying Pan Farm Park
Phone: (703) 437-9101
Admission: $15/advance, $18/door, $105/season pass
Enjoy bluegrass concerts at Frying Pan Farm Park. Food and beverages available for purchase. Presented by the Fairfax County Park Authority and Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park. Concerts are held indoors in the Visitor Center. 

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Professional Touring Artists: Trout Fishing in America with Special Guest Dana Louise

Apr 26, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 3:00pm
Contact: Paul Douglas Michnewicz
Phone: (703) 390-6167
Admission: $15 Reston/$30 Non-Reston
Introducing folk music’s fresh new face – and Ezra’s daughter – Dana Louise! Trout Fishing in America’s infectious mix of folk/pop and family music is enriched by the diverse influences of reggae, Latin, blues, jazz and classical music. They’ve been playing music together since the 1970s, when they met up in Texas in a folk rock band. In 1979, Trout Fishing was born, and now - 15 albums and four Grammy nominations later - Keith and Ezra still get up every day looking forward to playing music together.

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Black Violin

Apr 30, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: 1877WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25 - $27
Combining classical music with hip-hop beats, this striking violin/viola duo defies boundaries with spellbinding vocals and high-energy compositions.

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28th Annual Evening of Comedy

May 1 - May 2, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Recurring daily
Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 7pm & 9:30pm
Phone: 1877WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25
The nation’s funniest performers keep audiences in stitches with this hugely popular evening of raucous stand-up.

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MOMIX: Alchemia

May 1 - May 2, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 8pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $48, $41, $29
This new work about the art of alchemy was born of the brilliant and untamed mind of MOMIX’s genius, founder, and choreographer Moses Pendleton. It manipulates the four classic elements: earth, air, fire, and water, to create a visually arresting theatrical experience full of whimsy, sensuality, beauty, and intrigue. Pendleton and his company have enthralled audiences for over three decades on stages all over the world — including the 2014 Olympic opening ceremonies — with their athletic virtuosity and outstanding innovation, combined with hypnotic music, inventive props, and outrageous and vibrant costumes.


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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

May 3, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

The 2014-2015 Hylton Presents season concludes with one of the world's most illustrious ensembles, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble, performing a delightful concert of classical music by Brahms, Shostakovich and Mendelssohn on May 3. Created in 1967 to perform a range of the larger chamber works from quintets to octets, this ensemble comprises principal musicians from the world-renowned Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Orchestra.


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Professional Touring Artists: Persistent Voices Choreographed by Daniel Phoenix Singh

May 6, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 8:00pm
Contact: Paul Douglas Michnewicz
Phone: (703) 390-6167
Admission: $15 Reston/$30 Non-Reston
Persistent Voices combines poignant choreography, thought-provoking poetry, and evocative visual designs to explore the effect of AIDS in our lives. The dance is inspired by the anthology Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS, which includes the work of eight DC poets whose lives and creativity will be celebrated through this performance. Co-Commission with Dance Place World Premiere!

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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart and Mahler by Stanislav Khristenko

May 9, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Pre-concert lecture at 7pm. Show begins at 8pm.

Stanislav Khristenko, piano. 

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 and Mahler: Symphony No. 1 "Titan" 


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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Rachmaninoff and Friends

May 10, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $40, $34, $24
The Romanticism of the Russian Soul! Jeffrey Siegel concludes this season of his “concerts with commentary” series with a fantastic program highlighting the life and works of Rachmaninoff and his fellow Russian composers. In this final concert of the season, Mr. Siegel performs the glorious Preludes of Rachmaninoff, excerpts from the famous Seasons by Tchaikovsky, the hair-raising Suggestion Diabolique of Prokofiev, and the mystical musical musings of Scriabin. This virtuoso pianist has dazzled piano enthusiasts and classical music newcomers at the Center for over two decades.


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Fairfax Choral Society Spring Follies

May 15, Richard J. Ernst Theatre, NVCC Annandale Campus

Address: 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia
Times: 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Christi Esterly Schwarten
Phone: (703) 642-3277
Admission: Season Subscription Tickets: $16 for Adults, $8 for Students Advanced Tickets: $20 for Adults, $10 for Students Door Tickets: $25 for Adults, $10 for Students
The final concert of the Youth Concert season will celebrate the songs of the stage - Spring Follies! This concert format, now in its 9th year, will offer our students an opportunity to essentially design their own concert – they pick the music, choreograph the selections, find the costumes and prepare the arrangements. The directors give guidance, but for this concert our job is really behind the scenes. It is a wonderful thing to see the personalities and creativity of this great group of young people! You won’t be disappointed, I assure you! Season Subscription Tickets: $16 for Adults, $8 for Students Advanced Tickets: $20 for Adults, $10 for Students Door Tickets: $25 for Adults, $10 for Students

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Fairfax Choral Society Broadway Goes Choral! Concert

May 30, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, NVCC Alexandria Campus

Address: 4915 East Campus Lane, Alexandria, Virginia
Times: 8:00 p.m.
Contact: Christi Esterly Schwarten
Phone: (703) 642-3277
Admission: See description.
Many bright lights illuminated New York’s theatre district as “The Great White Way.” Now, the bright lights come down to Northern Virginia as the Fairfax Choral Society presents Broadway Goes Choral. The voices of the Symphonic Chorus, Master Singers, Concert Choir, and soloists, along with a full symphony orchestra, will light up the night with works from your favorite musicals, featuring shows by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, and Andrew Lloyd Webber, to name a only a few. Come hear the richness, depth and grandness that hundreds of skilled singers will lend to these musical treasures from the Broadway stage. It’s a bright night you won’t want to miss. Season Subscription Tickets: By section* $35/$25/$15 Advanced Tickets: By section* $40/$30/$15 Door Tickets: By section* $45/$35/$20 All Student Tickets: $10 *Section A ($35-45): Center Orchestra, Terrace, & Lower Boxes Section B ($25-35): Orchestra Sides & Upper Boxes Section C ($15-20): Balcony--Social Media Friendly Section

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Professional Touring Artists: Turtle Island Quartet

May 30, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 8:00pm
Contact: Paul Douglas Michnewicz
Phone: (703) 390-6167
Admission: $25 Reston/$50 Non-Reston
Turtle Island Quartet, the double Grammy Award-winning quartet that has re-defined chamber jazz for more than 25 years, is joined by the great jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton. From the moving traditional hymn Wade in the Water to Joni Mitchell’s All I Want to settings of Coltrane’s A Love Supreme to the words of Hafiz and Rumi – Poets & Prayers celebrates the muse, in all its forms. Turtle Island Quartet has been hailed by The Washington Post for its “excellent precision and musicality.” Vocalist Tierney Sutton’s celebrated career has included multiple Grammy Award nominations and performances for Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and the Hollywood Bowl. JazzTimes says Sutton’s brilliance is her ability to blend seamlessly and The New York Times calls her “a pure jazz spirit.”

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The Song that Nature Sings: Fairfax Choral Society Youth Concert

Jun 6, First Baptist Church of Herndon

Address: 681 Elden St., Herndon, Virginia
Times: 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Christi Esterly Schwarten
Phone: (703) 642-3277
Admission: Season Subscription Tickets: $16 for Adults, $8 for Students Advanced Tickets : $20 for Adults, $10 for Students Door Tickets : $25 for Adults, $10 for Students
The culminating concert of the season for the West & South Campus Choirs will feature songs about beauty, whimsy, mystery, and sanctuary found in nature. Join us in this tribute to the majesty that surrounds us each day. Season Subscription Tickets: $16 for Adults, $8 for Students Advanced Tickets : $20 for Adults, $10 for Students Door Tickets : $25 for Adults, $10 for Students

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On-Going Events

Third Thursday Charity "Talent" Night

Aug 15, Walker's Grille

Recurring monthly on the 3rd Thursday
Address: 6909 Metro Park Dr, Alexandria, VA
Times: 6:30pm
Phone: (703) 922-6200
Admission: Free, but donations encouraged
Walker's Grille will be hosting a Third Thursday Charity "Talent" Night once a month in support of Operation Renewed Hope Foundation. Come and enjoy a great show and wonderful food all while contributing to a great cause - Helping Homeless Veterans! This is a free event but ORHF will be accepting donations at the door.


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Thursday Mornings with The Great Zucchini

Oct 17, Jammin Java

Recurring weekly on Thursday
Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30am
Contact: Jammin Java
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $5
The Great Zucchini, Washington's funniest and most magical PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN entertainer, performs a colorful magic show where every child is a star and guaranteed to laugh! Experience the excitement of the children when they get to learn a magic trick at the end of show! For over 12 years, The Great Zucchini has been entertaining young children as a magician and preschool teacher. He performs his hands-on, interactive magic shows to more that 250 groups a year. His experience, coupled with his gentle nature and wacky facial expressions, makes kids immediately feel comfortable and ready to laugh. The wonder of magic, silliness of comedy, and interactive nature of The Great Zucchini's show keeps children on the edge of their seats. Watch your kids' faces light up as they see things disappear and reappear. Watch how animated and excited the children get when they yell "Wake up Zucchini," when he accidentally falls asleep during the show or when he turns tissue paper into colorful rainbow streamers, or when his puppet, Ruffles the Rabbit, keeps coming out of the hat without The Great Zucchini noticing. This is "eye candy" magic comedy at its best. Have your cameras ready. You'll get some terrific pictures of the kids laughing the entire 40-minute show.


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Live Music at Paradise Springs Winery

Dec 20 - Dec 28, Paradise Springs Winery

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: Fridays until 9pm, Saturdays 2pm-6pm, Sundays (most afternoons)
Phone: (703) 830-9463
Admission: N/A
Enjoy your Friday evening or Saturday and Sunday afternoons with live music at Paradise Springs Winery, the closest winery to Washington DC and the first in Fairfax County. After a hard week at work, relax with a picnic, good friends, and a great bottle of wine. Featuring live music every Friday evening until 9pm, and every Saturday from 2-6pm. Additionally, music is featured on most Sunday afternoons. Artists include acoustic acts, pianists, jazz bands, banjos, or other various forms. Check the website for the schedule of performing artists.


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"The Paradise Springs Winery Experience" Production Tour & Tasting

Jan 4 - Dec 28, Paradise Springs Winery

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, Virginia
Times: Sat - 11am, 1pm Sun - 11am, 12pm
Phone: (703) 830-9463
Admission: $25 per person
Join us on our signature experience tour and tasting with a first hand look at how wine is made at Paradise Springs. The tour will take you through the historic log cabin, inside the vineyard, through production, and ultimately end with a full tasting of our entire flight of wines including our sparkling Viognier, Aprés. No reservations needed but can be taken over the phone (prepayment required). First come, first serve. Please check in at the main tasting counter. *We apologize but children are not allowed on the tour due to visitation of production areas. Groups of 8 or more will need to reserve a private time. Available group times include:


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Phoenix Rising Meal Deliveries - Volunteer Event

Feb 28 - Nov 28, Franconia United Methodist Church

Recurring monthly on the 4th Friday
Address: 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA
Contact: Ese
Phone: (703) 971-5151
Admission: Free
Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, is part of a group of churches that serves a nutritious bagged meal to homeless people living in the woods, their vehicles, and in motels along the Route One corridor between North Kings Highway and the Fairfax County Parkway in Alexandria. All ages can help prepare and assemble the bag lunches and assist in delivery. We deliver the meals the fourth Friday of the month at 5:30 pm, and we prepare the meals on the day before (Thursdays) at 6:30 pm. Contact us at 703 971-5151 or admin@franconiaumc.org. Website: http://www.franconiaumc.org. We're at the corner of Beulah and Franconia, next to Franconia Elementary School, on Fairfax Connector buses 231, 232, and 310. Our 2014 schedule is Jan 23 & 24, Feb 27 & 28, Mar 27 & 28, Apr 24 & 25, May 22 & 23, Jun 26 & 27, Jul 24 & 25, Aug 21 & 22, Sep 25 & 26, Oct 23 & 24, Nov 25 & 28, and Dec 23 & 26.

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Live Acoustic Music Weekends

Mar 8 - Dec 28, The Winery at Bull Run

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 15950 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA
Live acoustic music throughout the day every weekend! Check calendar for artist line-up.

 


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Jazz Night with Karl Anthony

Mar 17, Maplewood Grill

Recurring weekly on Monday
Address: 132 Branch Rd., Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30-10 PM
Phone: (703) 281-0070
Admission: Free
A night of straight ahead jazz every monday at 7:30 pm. Hosted by drummer, Karl Anthony. Gguest musicians and open mike at times.

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Garden and Landscape Tours

Apr 1 - Oct 31, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 11am - 12pm
Admission: Included in regular Estate admission.

 

This 45-minute guided tour examines Washington's brilliant design for the grounds at Mount Vernon. Visit the gardens he created, see some of the original trees that are still standing, and learn how he merged areas for work and leisure to create a master plan for his beloved home.


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Slave Life at Mount Vernon

Apr 1, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 2pm - 3pm
Admission: Included in regular Estate admission.

 

This 45-minute guided walking tour highlights the lives and contributions of the enslaved community who built and operated Mount Vernon, the plantation home of George and Martha Washington.

 

 


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Falls Church Farmers Market

Apr 12, City Hall Parking Lot

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 300 Park Avenue, Falls Church, VA
Times: April-December, 8am-12pm; January-March, 9am-12pm
Phone: (703) 248-5077
Admission: FREE
Located just minutes from Washington, D.C. and Metro accessible from the East and West Falls Church Metro stations, Falls Church City's Farmers Market boasts over 50 vendors during peak season and 40 during the winter months. Unique to the Falls Church Market is the monthly Chef Series, which brings chefs from area restaurants in to develop recipes and share tastes using local, seasonal food.

The market strives to support local farmers while also helping protect the environment by reducing packaging and transportation demands.


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Great Falls Community Farmers Market

Apr 19, Great Falls Farmers Market

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 750 Walker Road (next to Wells Fargo Bank), Great Falls, VA
Times: 9am to 1pm
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Annandale Farmers Market

May 1 - Nov 6, Mason District Park

Recurring weekly on Thursday
Address: 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA
Times: 8am-noon
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Fairfax Farmers Market

May 1 - Oct 30, Fairfax County Government Center

Recurring weekly on Thursday
Address: 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 3pm - 7pm
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Herndon Farmers’ Market

May 1 - Nov 13, Historic Downtown Herndon

Recurring weekly on Thursday
Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 8am-12:30pm
Phone: (703) 787-7380
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Kingstowne Farmers Market

May 2 - Oct 31, Kingstowne Towne Center

Recurring weekly on Friday
Address: 5955 Kingstowne Center, Alexandria, VA
Times: 4pm-7pm
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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McLean Farmers Market

May 2 - Nov 21, Lewinsville Park

Recurring weekly on Friday
Address: 1659 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA
Times: 8am-noon
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Burke Farmers Market

May 3 - Nov 22, VRE Parking Lot

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 5671 Roberts Parkway, Burke, VA
Times: 8am-noon
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Lorton Farmers Market

May 4 - Nov 2, VRE Parking Lot

Recurring weekly on Sunday
Address: 8990 Lorton Station Boulevard, Lorton, VA
Times: 9am-1pm
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Mount Vernon/McCutcheon Farmers Market

May 7 - Dec 17, Sherwood Library

Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Address: 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria, VA
Times: 8am-noon
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Oakton/Oak Marr Farmers Market

May 7 - Nov 26, Oak Marr Park and RECenter

Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Address: 3200 Jermantown Road, Oakton, VA
Times: 8am-noon
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Wakefield Farmers Market

May 7 - Oct 29, Wakefield Park

Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Address: 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA
Times: 2pm-6pm
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Farmers Market every Wednesday at the Workhouse Arts Center

May 14 - Nov 5, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Free
On Saturday, May 14th from 3:00pm to 7:00pm, the Farmers Market returns to the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA. The Farmers Market will run every Wednesday until November 5th. For more information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/general-events/workhouse-farmers-market-4

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Tysons Sunday Farmers Market

May 18 - Nov 16, NADA Campus

Recurring weekly on Sunday
Address: Greensboro & Westpark Drs., Tysons Corner, VA
Times: 10am - 2pm
Admission: Free
Sixteen vendors offer fresh, locally sourced produce, breads, desserts and more!

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Tour George Washington's Library

Jul 2, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens - Fred W. Smith National Library

Recurring daily
Address: 3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 1:30pm - Check website for specific available dates.
Admission: Included in regular Estate admission.

This one-hour guided tour takes visitors through the main floor of the Fred W. Smith National Library. View rare books and manuscripts, special collections and art, research resources, and one-of-a-kind design details such as custom-created busts of the Founding Fathers.


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Wine'd Down Wednesdays

Jul 2, The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Address: 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA
Times: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

 

Sample Sommelier Vincent Feraud's hand selected wines by the glass or step up to the Fresh Market Seafood Station where you can create your own tasting of Jumbo Shrimp, Crab Claws, and Fresh Louisiana Oysters prepared right in front of you by our chefs.


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Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

Jul 4, The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA
Times: 12pm - 4pm (check website for specific dates/times)

Enjoy the timeless ritual of Afternoon Tea served at Entyse Lounge. Treat someone special to this enduring tradition honored in a luxurious setting while being pampered with The Ritz-Carlton hotel's service excellence. 

To start, enjoy a lavish selection of tea sandwiches including egg salad, grilled vegetable tart, classic English cucumber, and smoked salmon rosette. An assortment of fresh fruits, flavorful scones, and a sumptuous display of sweets are a delicious complement. 

Our tea selection includes traditional Earl Gray, as well as chamomile, green tea and English Breakfast as well as other varieties. Add a glass of Champagne for a royal treat. 

*Musical entertainment available 

(reservations required 24 hours in advance) 


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Jazz Fridays in ENTYSE Wine Bar & Lounge

Jul 4, The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

Recurring weekly on Friday
Address: 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA
Times: 8:30pm - midnight

 

Join The Ladies and Gentlemen of ENTYSE, Wine Bar & Lounge for live Jazz Entertainment, The Christopher Linman Jazz Ensemble. As the jazz ensemble plays for your musical entertainment, enjoy an upscale food and wine experience in a warm and relaxed environment.


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Live Music Saturdays in ENTYSE Wine Bar & Lounge

Jul 5, The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA
Times: 8:30pm - midnight

Join The Ladies and Gentlemen of ENTYSE, Wine Bar & Lounge for live music. As the group plays for your musical entertainment, enjoy an upscale food and wine experience in a warm and relaxed environment.


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Sushi Thursdays

Jul 10, The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

Recurring weekly on Thursday
Address: 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA
Times: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

 

Watch as our expert guest Sushi Chef creates savory maki, sashimi and specialty rolls for guests delight. Enjoy drink specials and the luxury of creating your own sushi experience that will leave guests asking for more!


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Historical Site & Wine Tasting Tour

Aug 7, The Winery at Bull Run

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 15950 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA
Times: M-F, 11:30am & 1pm; Sat & Sun, 11am, 12pm, & 2pm
Phone: (703) 815-2233
Admission: $25 for 40-minute tour & 9-wine tasting
The Winery at Bull Run is now offering a historical site tour and tasting 7-days a week. TWABR's roots are woven throughout monumental times in the Civil War and other parts of American history. Enjoy a full 9-wine tasting while exploring the remarkable Hillwood Ruins & our vivacious vineyard along with the stunning surrounding battlegrounds & vistas seen from the property. Get hands on with some of the recovered battleground relics and enjoy a true taste of our history... & of course our award winning wines!

 


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The Potomac Valley Watercolorists present "40 years of Potomac Valley Watercolorists"

Sep 13 - Oct 25, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 11:00am to 6:00pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Free
The Potomac Valley Watercolorists present the exhibition "40 years of Potomac Valley Watercolorists" at the Workhouse Arts Center, Wed-Sun, Sept 13th through Oct 25th. The Potomac Valley Watercolorists (PVW) celebrates 40 years as a juried group of Watercolorists in the Greater Metropolitan DC region with an exhibit of 100 paintings from its members. Public Opening Reception: September 13, 7-9pm This event is free, for more information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/visual-arts/40-years-potomac-valley-watercolorists

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West Coast Swing Instruction and Social Ballroom Dancing

Sep 14 - Dec 14, Herndon Senior Center

Recurring every 2 weeks on Sunday
Address: 873 Grace Street, Herndon, VA-Virginia
Times: 5 PM until 8 PM
Contact: Herndon Social Dancers
Admission: Suggested Donation

Herndon Social Dancers meets at the Herndon Senior Center's beautiful ballrooms with our fabulous instructor Tim Bowker and his partner Laura Martin, concentrating on West Coast Swing classes (basic knowledge recommended) from 5 until 6:00 PM and WCS, Hustle, Latin, and Ballroom dancing following from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. Singles & Couples over 18 are welcome! No Partner Needed.

**Please check website for full schedule! Meetings occur random Sunday nights through December.** 

Please like us on https://www.facebook.com/herndonsocialdancers or contact us directly at HerndonSocialDancers@gmail.com Song Requests Welcome! UPDATED CALENDAR : SAVE THESE SUNDAY DANCE DATES! 14 Sept,  5 Oct, 19 Oct, 9 Nov,  23 Nov, 7 Dec, 14 Dec - *holiday party


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TrummerFest!

Sep 16 - Oct 30, Trummer's On Main

Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Address: 7134 Main Street, Clifton, VA
Times: 5:30pm - 9pm
Our popular Austrian Oktoberfest pop up restaurant returns on Tuesday and will be open until October 30th! Join us for authentic Austrian dishes from Stefan Trummer's childhood in collaboration with chef Austin Fausett's experience cooking in Vienna, Austria. The menu features the ever popular Wiener Schnitzel served with Austrian potato salad and lingonberry jam
as well as a traditional Tafelspitz which is boiled beef served with spinach and apple horseradish cream and is known as the "National Dish of Austria". Reservations are recommended as we cannot guarantee a table without a reservation.

Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 5:30pm - 9pm.


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Vienna Photographic Society Competition and Critiquies

Sep 17 - May 20, Oakton Elementary School

Recurring monthly on the 3rd Wednesday
Address: 3000 Chain Bridge Rd, Oakton, VA
Times: Photography Critiques
Contact: David Heagy
Admission: Free
The Vienna Photography Society is holding monthly critiques by award winning judges on the third Wednesday at 7:30 PM at the Oakton Elementary School September 17 Alan DeFelice critiques images for the themes boats and red. October 15 Josh Taylor's critiques images for the themes glasses/stemware and abandoned. No meeting in December.

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Halloween Music & Light Show

Oct 1 - Oct 31, Creepy Nights on Calamo

Recurring daily
Address: 7104 Calamo Street, Springfield, Virginia
Times: Sunset through 9:30pm (weeknights); through 10:30pm (Fri & Sat)
Contact: Hauntmasters Chris or Catherine
Phone: (202) 744-8276
Admission: FREE, but any canned or non-perishable food donations will be gratefully accepted to support the food bank for local charity E.C.H.O.
For 2014:

Nightly during October - Back by popular demand - the Halloween Music & Light Show! Details on the light show here. Listen to the speakers out front or on your car radio on FM 91.1.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Friday October 31 7:00-10PM.

 

We're located on Calamo Street in Springfield Virginia; just south of DC and about a mile from the 395/495/95 "mixing bowl".


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Jazz Under the Stars

Oct 3, The Winery at Bull Run

Recurring weekly on Friday
Address: 15950 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA
Times: 6pm - 10pm
Phone: (703) 815-2233

From 6 pm to 10 pm EVERY FRIDAY enjoy live jazz on the patio, cigars on the lawn, Sangria pitchers, and wine all around! Complimentary massages and spine alignment evaluations all day! This event is free to attend!


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Kingstowne Striders Weekend Run

Oct 4 - Nov 2, Southern Fairfax County

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: Sign up for our newsletter for this weekends' start location and route!, Alexandria, VA - Virginia
Times: 8:00 a.m.
Contact: Amelia Baldree
Phone: (202) 288-6221
Admission: Free with membership (Annual single membership just $20 and family membership is $35)
Kingstowne Striders hosts four weekly runs: two weekend runs and two weeknight runs. Saturday and Sunday runs are at 8:00 a.m. at varying locations in southern Fairfax County and Alexandria. Sign up for our newsletter for this weekends' start location and route! Weekend runs are typically followed by coffee and treats at a local coffee shop.

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"Side-by-Side in Europe: Two Artists, Two Views, One Subject" by Jerry Lewis & Mohsen Alashmoni

Oct 14 - Oct 31, Hunters Woods Exhibit

Recurring daily
Address: 2310 Colts Neck Rd, Reston, VA
Times: 9am-9pm
Phone: (703) 476-4500
Two artists, one from Reston and the other from Egypt, will approach the same subject from viewpoints influenced by different religions, culture, and nationalities.

Annual ArtReston Regional Fine Art Exhibit

Oct 14 - Nov 3, Jo Ann Rose Gallery

Recurring daily
Address: 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA
Times: 9am-9pm
An exhibit of two-dimensional paintings and mixed media art from members of the League of Reston Artists.

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Fine Art Mosaics Exhibit: Anita Bucsay Damron

Oct 14 - Oct 31, Reston Corner One

Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 120001 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA
Times: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm; Saturday, 8am-12pm
Beautiful glass mosaics are inspired by the tapestries of Gurut and Rajasthani India, and created with Italian glass, Czech and Austrian crystals, 24k gold and more.

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4th Annual La Sandia "Mole" Festival

Oct 15 - Nov 30, La Sandia Mexican Kitchen

Recurring daily
Address: 7852L Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA
Join us as we celebrate everything Mole. Offering bold sauces with rich, complex flavor profiles, this festival will soon be your new favorite. 

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Great Pumpkin Gathering

Oct 16 - Nov 1, Town Square at Tysons II

Recurring daily
Address: 8025 Galleria Drive, Tysons Corner, VA
Times: 6pm - 10pm
Follow up a visit to Tysons Harvest Festival with this inspired display. Artisan pumpkin carvers showcase a dazzling display of pumpkin art beyond your wildest imagining. Humorous, beautiful, terrifying, and just plain terrific, the dozens of different faces you'll see are sure to spark your creativity. Your kids are going to love these. Look out, Charlie Brown. These are some truly great pumpkins. Displays change daily. From Oct. 16-Nov. 1, 6 pm to 10 pm.

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Bach to Rock: Try a Rock N Roll class on Us!

Oct 20 - Oct 30, Bach to Rock

Recurring weekly on Monday, Thursday
Address: 1440 Emerson Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 11 AM to 11:45 AM
Contact: Nayan Bhula
Phone: (571) 830-6460
Bach to Rock in McLean is offering free drop in classes for Rock n Roll! Try out one class for free on us! Rock n Roll is a fun, high energy and stimulating music and movement class for caregivers and children aged 6 months through 3 years old. The class consists of four 10 week units, each with its own age appropriate theme and musical selection. Experience the developmental benefits of music through singing, dancing, exploring age appropriate instruments and more! Each class contains a variety of music and movement-based activities. Valid to new customers only at our McLean location only. For more information or questions please call 571-830-6460 or email McLean@b2rmusic.com.

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The Addams Family Musical

Oct 31 - Nov 9, McLean High School Burks Auditorium

Recurring daily
Address: 1633 Davidson Road, McLean, VA
Times: 10/31 at 11pm;11/1, 11/7 and 11/8 at 7pm; 11/2 and 11/9 at 2pm
Contact: Amy Poe
Phone: (703) 362-1338
Admission: $15 Adults; $10 Students/Seniors
Join the award-winning McLean High School Theatre Company as they present the fun, family-friendly, and spooky The Addams Family musical. This special Halloween performance will be preceded by a costume contest at 10:30pm. Based on characters created by Charles Addams by permission of Theatrical Rights Worldwide, the book is by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. (Also showing Nov 1, 7 and 8 at 7pm and Nov 2 and 9 at 2pm. Reserve seats at www.mcleandrama.com)

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Turkey Trot 5K Race

Nov 22, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 4pm
Phone: (703) 787-7300

Come out and enjoy a trail course 5K with the family! The race will begin at 4pm on 11/22. Packet pick-up and race day registration runs from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Long sleeve Sport Tek T-shirts guaranteed to the first 900 pre-registered runners. Shirts must be picked up the day of the race. Shirts will not be available after race day. Prizes to 1st and 2nd place winners in various age groups.

Course takes you through Herndon Centennial Golf Course grass and paved paths, parts of the WOD paved trail and vehicular paved road.

All food will be donated to LINK. 

 


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Festive Sully

Dec 3 - Dec 28, Sully Historic Site

Recurring daily
Address: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA
Times: 11am - 4pm; closed Tuesdays
Phone: (703) 437-1794
Admission: $7/adult, $6/student, $5/senior or child
Experience the Sully main house decorated for an 18th century season of celebration. Relive the 1885 holiday memories of a young Sully visitor seeing the tree decorated in Victorian splendor. Groups require reservations.

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Reston Town Center Holiday Performances

Dec 6 - Dec 21, Reston Town Center

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 11900 Market St., Reston, VA
Contact: Kevin Danaher
Phone: (703) 390-6166
Admission: FREE
RESTON TOWN CENTER • FREE • ALL AGES SOUTH MARKET PROMENADE Between Market Street and Democracy Drive (across from Starbucks) Come and enjoy holiday songs outside at the Reston Town Center South Market Promenade. Performances will include holiday favorites by the South Lakes High School Chorus, small ensembles from the Reston Chorale, Tenor Tim McKee, and the Northern Virginia Ukulele Ensemble. Please check the RCC website in November for the schedule.

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52nd Annual Needlework Exhibition

Mar 1 - Mar 30, Historic Woodlawn Plantation

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA
Times: Woodlawn is open from 10 am to 4 pm, Wednesday through Monday, including weekends
Phone: (703) 780-4000
Admission: Adults $12; Students through 12th Grade $6; Children 5 and under are free.
The Needlework Exhibition at Historic Woodlawn in Alexandria, Virginia is the nation's premiere show of contemporary needlework. The exhibit honors Eleanor "Nelly" Custis Lewis' legacy by displaying her needlework as well as inviting the public to display theirs. Visitors will see hundreds of needlework entries on display in every room of the historic mansion among the museum collections.

Information on submitting your work to the show is coming soon.


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