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

14th Annual Fairfax Civil War Day

Apr 26, The Historic Blenheim Estate

Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 10am to 5pm
Phone: (703) 591-0560
Admission: $5 for adults and $3 for children age 12 and younger

Living history encampments and demonstrations, period music by "Home Front," tours of the Historic Blenheim House and grounds, talks and more!   Free parking at Fairfax High School (3501 Rebel Run); take shuttle to event site.  Check http://www.fairfaxva.gov/ for updates.


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One-Day 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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Tours of the National Library for the Study of George Washington

Nov 19 - Apr 29, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens - Fred W. Smith National Library

Recurring every 2 weeks on Tuesday
Address: 3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Admission: Included in regular Estate admission.

By popular demand, Mount Vernon is now offering tours of the newly opened Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington!

Led by Mount Vernon tour guides and Library staff members, this new tour will offer access to the main floor of the much-anticipated center for scholarship about George Washington, Colonial America, and the Revolutionary Era. 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.

Tour includes access to:
The Karen Buchwald Wright Reading Room
The John and Adrienne Mars Rare Books & Manuscripts Room
The Ann and John Bookout Reception Hall
Open Stacks
Conference Wing

The Library tour is included in general admission. Limited to 20 guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Ages 12 and over. Guests will meet their guide at 1:30pm in the Donald W. Reynolds Education Center & Museum lobby. Tours are one-hour in length.

*There will be limited access to the John and Adrienne Mars Rare Books & Manuscripts Room due to space constraints.

 

 


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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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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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Through My Eyes Character Tour

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

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Admission: $5 per tour, in addition to regular Estate admission: adults, $17.00; children ages 6-11, $8; and children under 5 are admitted free.

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.

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

 


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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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"Flights of Fancy" - Stories for Children

Mar 11 - Dec 19, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Address: 14390 Air & Space Museum Way, Chantilly, VA
Times: 11:00
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 art activity. Story time will take place every 15 minutes from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm near the SR-71 Blackbird in the Boeing Aviation Hangar.


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Burger Bar at Trummer's on Main

Mar 11 - May 29, Trummer's On Main

Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Address: 7134 Main Street, Clifton, VA
Times: 5:30pm - 9pm
Phone: (703) 266-1623
Mouth-watering burgers, boozy handcrafted shakes & unique sides are available at Burger Bar.

Burger Bar is open Tuesdays - Thursdays in our third floor Gallery Room from 5:30pm - 9pm. Come on in, no reservations needed. Come in to try Victoria Trummer's favorite, The Falafel Burger with grilled halloumi cheese & tzatziki sauce or Stefan Trummer's favorite The Surf & Turf with 28 day dry aged Martin's Angus Beef topped with a lobster tail, diablo sauce and oven dried tomatoes. Come in to find your own favorite this week as featured in Northern Virginia Magazine and on burgerdays.com!


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Easter Bunny Photos

Mar 28 - Apr 19, Tysons Corner Center (Lord & Taylor Court)

Recurring daily
Address: 1961 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA
Times: Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm ; Sun: 11am-6pm [April 16-19: 9am-9pm]
Phone: (703) 847-7300
Visit the Easter Bunny for Photos and a Free Gift!
The Easter bunny is located in the Lord & Taylor Court, outside Lord & Taylor on level one.

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The Cripple of Inishmaan

Mar 28 - Apr 20, 1st Stage Theater in Tysons

Recurring daily
Address: 1524 Spring Hill Road, McLean, Virginia
Times: Check website.
Contact: Carol
Phone: (703) 854-1856
Tony Award-winning McDonagh has created a quirky, sincere, and scathingly funny fable of the slender line between cruelty and kindness.

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Mestey Films Productions Presents: "The Little Mermaid"

Mar 29 - Apr 26, Workhouse Arts Center, W-3 Theatre

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 1pm
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $12 adults, $9 children under 12
Presented by Mestey Films Productions.

LIVE onstage! Join us for an afternoon of adventure with Vianlix Mestey's original adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic tale! When a beautiful mermaid falls in love with a human, will there ever be a way for them to find a happy ending to the story?

Running time 55 minutes with one intermission, appropriate for all ages. Concessions available before the performance and at intermission.

Show dates: Saturdays, March 29 - April 26
Show Times: 1pm (55 minute show, with one intermission)
Location: W-3 Theatre
Tickets: $12 adults; $9 children under 12 years old

*Limited seating, advance ticket reservations are recommended for this event. Reserved tickets may be collected at Will Call beginning 30 minutes prior to event, doors open for seating 15 minutes prior. Produced by Mestey Films Productions, this is a live-theatre performance for children and families.


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Go Native! Workshop Series

Mar 30 - Apr 27, Riverbend Park

Recurring weekly on Sunday
Address: 8700 Potomac Hills St, Great Falls, VA
Times: 1pm
Phone: (703) 759-9018
Admission: $93 - $108/person
Why go native? In this series we will discuss the benefits of planting natives. You will learn which plants will provide habitat for native birds and butterflies and how to identify and remove invasive plants. Each participant will design a working plan for their home garden.

 


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Garden & Landscape Tour

Apr 1 - Jun 30, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 11am - 12pm

 

This 45-minute guided walking tour examines Washington's brilliant design for the grounds around Mount Vernon. Visit the gardens he created, see some of the original trees, 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 - Jun 30, 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.

 

Tours of slave life and gardens enrich the visitor experience by providing in-depth knowledge of these fascinating subjects during the 45-minute guided walking tours, included with admission. The Slave Life at Mount Vernon daily tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon.

 

 


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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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Flea Market at Lake Fairfax

Apr 5 - Apr 19, Lake Fairfax Park

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston, VA
Times: 8am - 4pm
Phone: (703) 471-5416
Admission: Free for shoppers; $25 fee for vendors
You never know what you may find at a flea market. Gently used clothes, sports equipment, home furnishings, and other treasures may be discovered. This spring, shoppers are invited to peruse the flea market at Lake Fairfax Park on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Saving Mount Vernon Tour

Apr 5 - Jun 29, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
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.

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

 


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Spy Training at Mount Vernon

Apr 5 - Jun 1, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 3pm (both days)
Phone: (800) 429-1520
Admission: Includded in Estate admission: $17 adults; $8 children (6-11); free for children 5 & under.

Delve into the 18th century world of double agents, invisible ink, and coded messages during Spy Training at Mount Vernon, but beware - you never know who might be a British spy! Learn about Revolutionary War concealment codes and work to decode a message from your fellow patriots. A select number of guests will have the chance to write a message in Washington's preferred concealment method, invisible ink!

Accept your first Spy Training at Mount Vernon mission on Saturdays and Sundays only at 3 p.m. through June 1. Capacity is limited for the Spy Training at Mount Vernon program. Recommended for visitors ages eight and up.

In Mount Vernon Spymaster Adventure, visitors ages 10 and above use a self-guided map to navigate the estate using clues to solve the identity of Agent 355. It is September 11, 1781, and Major Benjamin Tallmadge, an aide to Washington and the head of the Culper Spy Ring in New York City, must send a coded message to one of his spies. Writing under the name John Bolton, Major Tallmadge needs your help to code a letter to Agent 355. Discover the identity of Agent 355 and take home a prize (while supplies last).

The self-guided Mount Vernon Spymaster Adventure map is available at Mount Vernon's Ford Orientation Center.


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Ticonderoga Farms Spring Festival

Apr 5 - Apr 20, Ticonderoga Farms

Recurring daily
Address: 26469 Ticonderoga Road, Chantilly, VA
Times: 10am - 5pm
Phone: (703) 327-4424
Admission: $11.95/weekends
Ticonderoga Farms is hosting egg hunts every weekend, with candy- and toy-filled eggs, and a special golden egg with a prize.  Kids and adults can enjoy hillside slides, hayrides, visiting farm animals, and roasting marshmallows.  Bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny and a basket for the egg hunts (some are also for sale).

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Walking Tour: All The President's Pups

Apr 5 - Jun 28, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria, VA
Times: 10am - 12pm
Phone: (703) 780-2000
Admission: $5 in addition to Estate admission for humans. Dogs are free!

Dogs welcome! This special walking tour covers 1.25 miles of Mount Vernon terrain stopping at five historic locations, including the West Gate. Learn about canine life at Mount Vernon, from the first president's dogs to the dogs that live at Mount Vernon today.

It is well documented that the first president loved dogs. After the Revolutionary War, Washington tried to improve the quality of his hunting dogs through breeding. According to the American Kennel Club, Washington is the father of the American Foxhound.

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission. Click here for tickets to the All the President's Pups Tour.

Note: extended walking on uneven terrain; 90 minutes. All dogs must be leashed with their owner at all times. Dogs are allowed around the estate but not in the historic buildings, movie theaters, Museum or Education Center exhibition galleries.

Meet at the Bowling Green Gate, Map #26

 


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Architecture in the Afternoon Tours

Apr 6 - Oct 5, Gunston Hall

Recurring monthly on the 1st Sunday
Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Regular admission.

This 90-minute tour explores the Mansion's exterior and interior, including the cellar. View the master work of carpenter William Buckland and carver William Bernard Sears up close.


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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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Herndon High School Senior Juried Art Exhibit

Apr 8 - Apr 27, ArtSpace

Recurring daily
Address: 750 Center Street, Herndon, VA
Phone: (703) 956-6590

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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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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

Apr 9 - Apr 20, Patriot Center

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA
Times: Various

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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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Perfect Wedding

Apr 11 - Apr 26, The Alden

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Our theme for the season is "Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue."

In the Spring of 2014, the Players present the D.C. area premier of Perfect Wedding nicely filling the season's "blue" category. Titillating without being dirty, this comedy tour-de-farce begins with an awkward morning-of-the-wedding situation, spins out of control until culminating as the chaos reaches hysterical proportions. Book written by Robin Hawdon.


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Annual Congressional Art Competition

Apr 12 - May 3, Workhouse Arts Center, McGuire Woods Gallery

Recurring daily
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Free
An exhibition of Virginia high school art submitted for the Annual Congressional Art Competition from the 11th Congressional District. The Congressional Art Competition provides an opportunity for Members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Over 650,000 high school students have participated in the nationwide competition. One young artist from the Workhouse exhibit will have his/her work exhibited in the US Capitol.

 


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Reston Zoo's Annual Easter Event

Apr 12 - Apr 20, Reston Zoo

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 1228 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna, VA
Times: See website for hunt times.
Phone: (703) 757-6222
Admission: Adults, $12.95; Children 2-12, $11.95; Children under 2, $2.00
Join your friends for two weekends packed with Easter fun!. Feed baby lambs, goats and bunnies. Enjoy excellent photo opportunities with the Easter bunny and have your face painted with your favorite animal before venturing out to take part in an Easter egg hunt.

All Easter egg hunts will include eggs filled with candy, stickers, toys, and more! Children must attend the Easter egg hunts by age group. Safari Egg Hunts are for children 4-12 years old and Toddler Egg Hunts are for children 3 and under only. Children are encouraged to bring their own Easter baskets for collecting eggs. Please plan to arrive early for this popular event. Last admission will be at 4pm each day of the event.


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Gunston Hall Conversations

Apr 13 - Oct 12, Gunston Hall

Recurring monthly on the 2nd 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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Spring Break Junior Golf Camp

Apr 15 - Apr 16, Herndon Centennial Golf Course

Recurring daily
Address: 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 9am-1:30pm
Phone: (703) 471-5769

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Charlie Chaplin 125th Birthday Celebration

Apr 16, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: $5 - $10

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Easter Egg Hunts in the Park!

Apr 16, Pohick Bay Regional Park

Address: 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton, VA
Times: 10am
Admission: $10 - $12
The Easter Bunny is in town and can't wait to visit with you! Choose your park, bring your basket to scramble for eggs and we guarantee an egg-cellent time! Additional activities include games, crafts, refreshments and of course, photos with the Easter Bunny. Open to children 2-8 years old. Accompanying adults are free!

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Easter Egg Hunts in the Park!

Apr 16, Great Waves Waterpark at Cameron Run

Address: 4001 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA
Times: 10am
Admission: $10 - $12
The Easter Bunny is in town and can't wait to visit with you! Choose your park, bring your basket to scramble for eggs and we guarantee an egg-cellent time! Additional activities include games, crafts, refreshments and of course, photos with the Easter Bunny. Open to children 2-8 years old. Accompanying adults are free!

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Juana Molina + Arc Iris

Apr 16, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 8:00pm
Contact: Jammin Java-Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $15
The bewitching Juana Molina is back with a terrific album, in which all the various threads she’s previously explored are masterfully woven together with new elements to create a mischievous, playful, joyous series of songs, brimming with surprises. Juana has been acclaimed as a deeply original and visionary artist who, like Brian Wilson or Kevin Shields, pulls off the most out-there material with melodies nearly as accessible as conventional pop (Rolling Stone US). She has variously been described as pure genius (Les Inrockuptibles, FR), beguiling (Pitchfork, US), and is said to be one of the most extraordinary singers around (Sunday Times, UK), who is creating a slippery soundtrack for the subconscious (Spin, US) and subtle, unclassifiable sonic magic (Uncut, UK).

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Life Is What You Make It: A Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffett

Apr 16, George Mason University's Harris Theater

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7:00pm
Contact: Amy Long
Phone: (646) 613-1101
Admission: $15 for General Public, $10 for George Mason Faculty, Staff & Alumni, Free for George Mason Students (2 tickets with a valid student ID)
“Life Is What You Make It: A Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffett,” is a live performance featuring Peter Buffett on piano with cellist, Michael Kott. This is a multi-media presentation that takes the audience on a journey with Peter from his discovery of the piano, to writing music for commercials and film, and then on to how his current philanthropic work with the NoVo Foundation has ultimately influenced his songs and
life. Using his own life story and experiences as illustration, Buffett discusses how important it is for each person to define his or her own path, regardless of their wealth or background, and ultimately conveys that it’s ones values—and what we are able to give back to society—that shape and define us as individuals. Buffett’s integrity, candor and musical talent make for an uplifting and rewarding evening that will resonate with every audience member looking to lead a more fulfilling life and leave a meaningful legacy. The event is the live companion to Buffett’s recently released book, Life Is What You Make It (Random House/Harmony Books), which debuted at #4 on the New York Times Best Seller Hardcover Advice list.

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Midday Movie Musicals: "The Producers"

Apr 16, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 1pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: Free
Midday Movie Musicals
Free screenings of The Alden staff's favorite movie musicals

Justin's pick: "The Producers"
Wednesday, April 16 at 1 p.m.
134 minutes, rated PG-13.

Free. No reservations required.


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Easter at Ted's Bulletin: Peep Tarts and Robins Egg Milkshakes

Apr 17 - Apr 20, Ted's Bulletin

Recurring daily
Address: 11948 Market Street, Reston, VA
Phone: (703) 956-9510
From Thursday, April 17 until Easter Sunday, April 20, the family restaurant with a timeless bakery will serve up an Easter-basket inspired PeepTart and a frothy robin's egg milkshake for guests to enjoy at the counter, with a delicious meal, or on the road.The highly anticipated PeepTart is a homemade strawberry pop-tart with Ted's signature glaze covered with sprinkles and, of course, capped with a fluorescent Peep. This marshmallow topped pastry will have diners reminiscing of the days when the Easter bunny still existed and they woke up to baskets full of candy and yards full of hidden eggs waiting to be hunted. Along with the PeepTart, Ted's BULLETIN will continue to serve customary pop-tart flavors, such as strawberry, blueberry, brown sugar cinnamon and peanut butter bacon.

In true BULLETIN fashion, a special milkshake has been created to accompany the PeepTart. The creamy milkshake has a rich vanilla flavor with crunchy Robin's Egg malt candies mixed in and is topped with whipped cream and even more robin's eggs. Feeling saucy? Add Baileys Irish Cream for additional vanilla flavor and an adult take on this sweet treat.


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Free Glass Giveaway filled with Elixir Maibock

Apr 17, Mad Fox Brewing Company

Address: 444 W. Broad St, Suite I, Falls Church, VA
Times: 4pm - 9pm
Phone: (703) 942-6840
Free limited-edition Mad Fox 16oz Pilsner beer glass filled with Elixir Maibock, our Silver Medal winner at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival for just $7 (Happy Hour refills) while supplies last!

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Girl Scout Day Out

Apr 17, Sully Historic Site

Address: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA
Times: 1pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 437-1794
Admission: $16/scout
Scouts can practice skills while enjoying the grounds and exploring the history of Sully. Learn about the work of enslaved African Americans 200 years ago, participate in a flag ceremony, learn about folk art, hear storytelling, play games, and sample something sweet in the eighteenth century kitchen.

No badges will be completed on site, but components of several badges will be offered. For more information please visit Sully Calendar of Events or call the park at 703-437-1794. The cost is $16 per scout. Reservations and advance payment must be made by March 26. Tours of the 1794 home of Richard Bland Lee are available for $5 for adults accompanying scouts. Register with Parktakes Online for Girl Scout Day Out or Boy Scout Day at Sully.


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Leigh Nash (from Sixpence None The Richer) + Andy Suzuki

Apr 17, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 8:00pm
Contact: Jammin Java-Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $15-$18
Leigh Nash is an American singer-songwriter who is the lead vocalist for the pop band Sixpence None the Richer and is also a member of Fauxliage and Movement Nashville. Nash's original musical influences came from classic country heroines Loreta Lyn, Patsy Cline and Tanya Tucker - whose songs she used to learn on guitar long before her Sixpence days. In the fall of 2005, Nash began to work on her first solo album titled Blue on Blue, which was released on August 15th, 2006.

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Wine Dinner at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

Apr 17, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse - Fairfax

Address: 4100 Monument Dr., Fairfax, Virginia
Times: 6:30pm
Phone: (703) 266-1004
Admission: $89

Join us as we host a special Paradise Springs wine dinner with RUTH'S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE at the Fairfax, VA location. One of the first local wine dinners the entire national restaurant chain has ever done! Winemaker Rob Cox and owners Kirk Wiles and Jane Kincheloe will be in attendance and leading the dinner. See website for menu.


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Boy Scout Day Out

Apr 18, Sully Historic Site

Address: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA
Times: 1pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 437-1794
Admission: $16/scout
Scouts can practice skills while enjoying the grounds and exploring the history of Sully. Learn about the work of enslaved African Americans 200 years ago, participate in a flag ceremony, learn about folk art, hear storytelling, play games, and sample something sweet in the eighteenth century kitchen.

No badges will be completed on site, but components of several badges will be offered. For more information please visit Sully Calendar of Events or call the park at 703-437-1794. The cost is $16 per scout. Reservations and advance payment must be made by March 26. Tours of the 1794 home of Richard Bland Lee are available for $5 for adults accompanying scouts. Register with Parktakes Online for Girl Scout Day Out or Boy Scout Day at Sully.


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Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 18 - Apr 20, Lee-Fendall House

Recurring daily
Address: 614 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, VA
Times: Friday, 3pm; Saturday, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm; Sunday, 12:30pm, 2:30pm
Phone: (703) 548-1789
Admission: $5 - $12
The Lee-Fendall House 15th Annual Easter Egg Hunt refers to Alexandria on April 18-20. Once again, we have made special arrangements with the Easter Bunny to fill out garden with hundreds of colorful toy-filled Easter eggs! Other activities include: games, crafts to take home, refreshments, photos with the Easter Bunny, and every participating child will receive an Easter Egg! 

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Friday Night Flights Around the World Varietal Wine Tasting

Apr 18, The Winery at Bull Run

Address: 15950 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA
Times: 6:30pm
Admission: $25
Friday Night Flights Around the World Varietal Wine Tasting
Come be a part of our Flight around the World varietal wine tasting series.

We will taste Chardonnay from Argentina, California, France, Washington State, South Africa and of course Virginia for this event. Light Fare will be served along with the Flight of Chardonnay. Dean Gruenburg our Tasting Room manager will be hosting the event.

Limited seating available!

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Kesta Happening presents ... Jorge Gonzalez of Los Prisioneros

Apr 18, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 8pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $30 early bird, $36 advance, $42 day of

18 and up to enter. VALID ID required.


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Luke Brindley + Friends Spring Spectacular + Savage Bones

Apr 18, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Jammin Java-Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $15
Brindley is a staple of the Washington, DC music scene. His songwriting has earned him several Washington Area Music Award nominations including Songwriter of the Year.

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Spring Break Special

Apr 18, Sully Historic Site

Address: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA
Times: 1pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 437-1794
Admission: $7/adults, $6/student, $5/senior and children

Tour the 1794 home of Richard Bland Lee, then write a letter with a quill pen, learn to make your letter into an envelope, and read from a McGuffey's Reader. $7/adult, $6/student, $5/senior and child.


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The Second City, Happily Ever Laughter

Apr 18, Wolf Trap – The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: Friday, 8 pm; Saturday, 7:30pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25 - $27
Chicago’s legendary improv troupe serves up an uproarious revue of sketches and songs playing off everything from celebrities to the morning headlines.

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Vienna Theatre Company Presents: Roald Dahl's - Willy Wonka

Apr 18 - May 4, Vienna Community Center

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 120 Cherry Street, SE, Vienna, VA
Times: 8pm (Fridays/Saturdays); 2pm (Sundays)
Phone: (703) 255-6399
Admission: $14/adults
Music and Lyrics by LESLIE BRICUSE and ANTHONY NEWLEY

Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricuse and Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the Book "Charlie and The Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl.


ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  

No performance on Easter Sunday, April 20th. 


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Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 19, Cherry Hill Park

Address: 312 Park Ave, Falls Church, Va
Times: 10am
Phone: (703) 248-5077
Join us for this annual family celebration! Children dressed in their spring finest can hunt for candy and special eggs in Cherry Hill Park and have their photo taken with our special guest, the Easter Bunny!

Please bring a basket - we'll supply the candy, fun, and happy springtime memories!


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Antigone Rising + The Zen Monkeys

Apr 19, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 6pm
Contact: Jammin Java-Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $15-$18
Best known for relentless touring and masterful musicianship, the band played upwards of 280 shows a year in their early days. Whether it was an open mic on a Monday night or a jam packed New York City hometown show, the ladies and their infamous Vanna White (the band's beloved 15 passenger van) eventually blazed a trail straight to arenas alongside The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith.

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Archaeology Seminar: The Archaeology of Slavery in the Chesapeake Region

Apr 19, Gunston Hall

Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 9am - 4pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: $50

Archaeologists will discuss recent discoveries in the Chesapeake region of sites and artifacts associated with slavery. This seminar is open to the public and professionals.

$50 Fee includes program, light breakfast, lunch, and Mansion tour; $40 for Friends and Docents of Gunston, FOFA, and individuals registering before February 8. Register here The Archaeology of Slavery in the Chesapeake Region

Archaeologists will discuss recent discoveries in the Chesapeake region of sites and artifacts associated with slavery. This seminar is open to the public and professionals.

$50 Fee includes program, light breakfast, lunch, and Mansion tour; $40 for Friends and Docents of Gunston, FOFA, and individuals registering before February 8. Register here https://secure.qgiv.com/for/gunhal/event/47123/


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Ballroom Social Dance

Apr 19, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Contact: Moria Nisbet
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $10-$15
Get on your dancing shoes and come out to the Workhouse for an evening of social ballroom dance led by one of our instructors. Bring a friend, a date or a group and enjoy a casual, fun night out. 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!

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Bunny Train Visits McLean Central Park

Apr 19, McLean Central Park

Address: 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd, McLean, VA
Times: 12pm - 2pm
Phone: (703) 324-8513
Admission: $3/person
Hop aboard the Bunny Train at Mclean Central Park! Take an interpretive tour on Engine #62 of the Resources Railroad from noon to 2 p.m. The cost is $3 per person. For information, call 703-324-8513.

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Combined Properties Egg Hunt

Apr 19, Van Dyck Park

Address: 3720 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA
Times: 10am-12pm
Phone: (703) 385-7858
Admission: Free
Fun activities from 10am to noon. Egg Hunt schedule for differing ages available on website. Bring your camera! The bunny will be present! Food items will be available for sale (cash only). Merchants from the following Combined Properties shopping center include: Courthouse Plaza, Fairfax Circle Plaza, Pickett Shopping Center, Turnpike Shopping Center. 

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Date Night: Chef's Table cooking class

Apr 19, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 7:00pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $85 per person
Anyone can go out for dinner and a movie so why not make your night something special to be remembered? Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center for Date Night cooking classes with Chef Kathleen Linton. The menu for Apr 19th features Roasted Cornish Game Hens with Wildflower Honey & Orange as the main course. The menu items will be prepared by participants working together at each of the cooking islands. Participants will be served a tasting portion of all the entrees and a pre-chef-selected drink of choice. No one will leave hungry! For tickets and information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/general-events/date-night-chefs-table-16

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Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 19, Town Green Herndon

Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 9:30am-12:30pm (registration at 8:30am)
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Admission: $7 advance, $9 day of
A tisket a tasket, be sure to bring your basket for collecting eggs and other spring goodies at our old fashioned Easter celebration. Join the Easter Bunny and his helpers for an eggstraspecial event. Hands-on art projects, baby animal petting zoo, and egg hunts by age. 

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Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny Visits

Apr 19, Nottoway Park

Address: 9537 Courthouse Rd, Vienna, VA
Times: 9:30am through 12:30pm
Phone: (703) 324-8566
Admission: $8
On Saturday, April 19, kids can visit with the Easter bunny and hunt for candy, toys and eggs at Nottoway Park. Egg hunts start at 10:30 a.m. (1-2 yrs.); 11 a.m. (3-4 yrs.), 11:30 a.m. (5-6 yrs.), and noon (7-9 yrs.). Walk-in registration starts at 9:30 a.m. (cash only). The cost is $8. Call 703-324-8566 for weather information.

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Eggstravaganza: 6th Annual Easter Egg Roll

Apr 19, Fairfax County Government Center

Address: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 1-3pm
Contact: Jubilee Christian Center
Phone: (703) 383-1170
Admission: FREE
For kids 11 and under. Grassy area behind Government Center building. All Activities are free. Door prizes given at 1:45pm and 2:45pm. Featuring moon bounces, face painting, carnival games, and door prizes. Sponsored by the Jubilee Christian Center and Brincolin Moonbounce.

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Fairfax County NAACP: Trip to Lancaster, PA to see "Moses"

Apr 19, Sight and Sound Theatre

Address: 300 Hartmen Bridge Road, Strasburg, PA
Times: Departure time is 9:00 am from Springfield and Fair Oaks Malls
Contact: Fairfax County NAACP
Phone: (703) 591-4488
Admission: $140/adults; $100/13-18 years old; $85/12 and under
Travel with us on Sat., April 19, 2014 as we head to PA to see the show "Moses." We will depart at 9:00 am and pick up passengers from Fair Oaks Mall and Springfield Mall. Tickets: $140/pp (adults); $100/pp (13-18); $85/pp (12 and under) Ticket price includes transportation, shopping, lunch, snacks on the bus, and the show. There are three ways to pay and payment plans are available. Show information: The parting of the Red Sea...the Burning Bush...the Plagues...the Ten Commandments...finally...the greatest Biblical epic of the Old Testament comes to life on the Sight & Sound stage in Lancaster County, PA - Moses! Journey back through time and relive the golden splendor and pride of ancient Egypt, the poverty and oppression of the Hebrew slaves and the humble, broken man that God raised up to become their deliverer. Not only will you be completely immersed in the spectacular, epic events of the story, but you will experience the humanity of Moses and the children of Israel as they struggle for faith, freedom and belonging. This incredible adventure is like none other for this is when God breaks into history and reveals who He is and that He has come to heal the brokenhearted and set the captives free!

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Gardening Days

Apr 19 - May 18, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 10am - 6pm
Admission: Free

 

Garden like the General! Gardening Days, Mount Vernon's annual outdoor garden and gift sale, offers a wide array of garden-themed merchandise including tools, gifts, and decorations. Visitors can purchase packets of historic seeds collected from the Mount Vernon gardens and boxwood plants propagated from Mount Vernon plantings. Select heirloom vegetables including 27 varieties of tomatoes are also available!

The Gardening Days tent sale is located just outside the main gift shop in the Mount Vernon Inn Complex. No admission is required to shop.

 

 


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Herndon Centennial Golf Course Tee It Forward Tournament

Apr 19, Herndon Centennial Golf Course

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

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Mason Neck State Park Eagle Festival

Apr 19, Mason Neck State Park

Address: 7301 High Point Rd., Lorton, VA
Times: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Mason Neck State Park office
Phone: (703) 339-2385
Admission: Free
What do Eagles, sea urchins, ponies, and music have in common? The 2014 Eagle Fest at Mason Neck State Park! Please come join us for a free day of fun April 19th from 10 – 4p.m. It all about eagles and a day of fun for the entire family. Many of your favorite attractions are returning including live animal shows from Reptiles Alive! and The Raptor Conservancy of Virginia. “Under the Sea” will have an exhibit of what kind of creatures live under the sea! Music by the Anthony James Band and food provided by the Mason Neck Loins Club. We will have hayrides and pony rides as well. Local and national environmental and nature organizations will have booths with activities for kids and adults. Participants include; The Friends of Mason Neck State Park, Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge, the Northern Virginia Park Authority-Pohick Bay, Dunstan Hall Plantation, The admission to the park and event are free! For more information on the festival, please contact the park office at Phone: (703) 339-2385 Email Address: masonneck@dcr.virginia.gov. Mason Neck State Park is located in Fairfax County Virginia just 20 minutes outside of the Washington D.C. area.

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Our American Girl Day at Mount Vernon

Apr 19, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Admission: SOLD OUT

Bring your favorite doll for a special youth tour of the estate with Mount Vernon's own American girl, "Nelly Custis." Enjoy refreshments with "Lady Washington" and try a colonial craft.


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South Run RECenter Eggstravaganza

Apr 19, South Run RECenter

Address: 7550 Reservation Dr, Springfield, VA
Times: 9:30am-10:30am ; 11am - 12pm
Phone: (703) 866-0566
Admission: $10/child
Get your picture with the Easter bunny and enjoy an egg hunt, field games, face painting, and arts and crafts at South Run RECenter. There are two egg hunts for children ages one to eight: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. until noon. Space is limited, so register early! There is no walk-in registration the day of the event, as this usually sells out in advance. Bring your own basket. Sign up at the South Run RECenter front desk. The event will be held rain or shine - inside the Field House if needed. The cost is $10 per child. Call 703-324-866-0566 for information.

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Southview Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 19, Southview Community Church

Address: 2620 Reston Parkway, Herndon, VA
Times: 10am - 11am
Admission: Free
Southview's annual community Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 19, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. We'll start the Egg Hunt in the worship center with a time of celebration and the story of Easter with an experience designed for the entire family. The fun continues with an egg hunt! Younger kids will enjoy a traditional egg hunt while older kids (3rd-6th grade) will play fun games to earn their eggs. Friends and family are welcome.

There are plenty of opportunities to help with this event.

Bring filled eggs with wrapped candy and place them in the bin located in the main entrance. Please indicate whether the candy is for preschoolers (softer candy such as Hershey kisses) or for older kids by placing in the appropriate bin. Bags of empty eggs can be picked up in the downstairs lobby.


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Spring Blossom Garden Tour

Apr 19, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 10-11:30am
Phone: (703) 642-5173
Admission: $12/person
Master gardener docents lead you through the gardens, highlighting cherry trees and other early spring bloomers. Hear stories of these harbingers of spring and learn how they grow. Afterwards, in honor of the cherry blossoms, enjoy Japanese tea and sweets in the Historic House. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Register on-line with Code: 290 289 4401 at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring or call Green Spring Gardens 703-642-5173.

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SUMC Spring Festival

Apr 19, Springfield United Methodist Church

Address: Corner of Spring Road and Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, Va
Times: 1pm - 3pm
Admission: Free
Join SUMC for our Annual Community Spring Festival! The Easter Egg Hunt begins promptly at 1:00 PM! Don't arrive late. Games, crafts, bouncy fun, and more! Free fun for the whole family. Bring your neighbors and meet your church on the corner at Spring Road and Old Kene Mill Road.

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The Dreamscapes Project with ilyAIMY, Crooked Crow, Cassandra Syndrome, and SuperBob

Apr 19, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 6:30pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $15 advance, $20 day of

After nearly two decades together rocking the DC scene, The State Theatre, bitter-sweetly, hosts The Dreamscapes Project final farewell show April 19. 18 and up to enter. VALID ID required.


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Architecture in the Afternoon Tours

Apr 20 - Oct 19, Gunston Hall

Recurring monthly on the 3rd Sunday
Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Regular admission.

This 90-minute tour explores the Mansion's exterior and interior, including the cellar. View the master work of carpenter William Buckland and carver William Bernard Sears up close.


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Celebrate Easter at Chima

Apr 20, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

Address: 8010 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 100, McLean, VA
Times: Lunch, 12-3pm; Dinner, 4-9pm
Phone: (703) 639-3080
Easter Sunday: Complimentary face painting 1pm - 5pm for kids. Open for lunch 12pm - 3pm and dinner 4pm - 9pm. Also, come for Good Friday (April 18th) and feast on delicious seafood salads, plus grilled swordfish and salmon.

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Dinosaur Egg Hunt

Apr 20, Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Address: 7701 Royce St., Annandale, VA
Times: 2pm and 3:30pm
Phone: (703) 222-4664
Admission: $7/child
Enjoy a dinosaur-themed program and outdoor egg hunt while visiting dinoland in Nature Playce. Make a dino craft. Cancelled in case of rain.

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Easter at 2941

Apr 20, 2941 Restaurant

Address: 2941 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, va
Times: 11am - 8pm
Phone: (703) 270-1500
Admission: $25 - $72
Available on Easter Sunday, April 20th from 11:00am to 8:00pm, 2941 Restaurant is offering something for everyone with an elegant seasonal touch showcasing the first and freshest arrivals of spring. Executive Chef Bertrand Chemel has created a 3-course prix fixe holiday-themed menu priced at $72pp, a 3-course Vegetarian prix fixe priced at $50pp, and a 3-course Children's prix fixe menu priced at $25 per child (12 & Under). Spring-inspired fare includes a Crab Cake with tomato compote, petite salad and basil oil, Spring Bouquet with radish, asparagus, avocado, cherry tomato, white balsamic vinaigrette, Warm Vichyssois with spring ramps, morels, and Yukon gold potato, Roasted Elysian Fields Lamb Loin with gnocchi alla Greca, semi dry tomato petals, and mustard-garlic jus, Grilled Rockfish with quinoa, zucchini, lemon-sorrel sauce, amongst others. Pastry Chef Caitlin Dysart will be creating her famous Easter Confection - the 2941 Easter Basket - with devil's food cake, pistachio mousse, and raspberry sorbet, her Carrot Cake with walnut powder, salted caramel, and cream cheese, Strawberry-Rhubard Pie with caramelized butter crust, strawberry tuile, and white tea gelato, to highlight a few. Sommelier Jonathan Schuyler will also be available to assist with recommending and providing unique wine pairings throughout the holiday dining experience. For information or reservations please call 703-270-1515, or visit www.2941.com To view the complete Easter Menu(s), please visit http://www.2941.com/easter-menu-2014.html

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Easter at Il Fornaio

Apr 20, Il Fornaio

Address: Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
Times: 10am - 2pm ; 6pm - 9pm
Phone: (703) 437-5544
From 10am - 2pm, visit with the Easter Bunny while enjoying a special brunch menu or regular a la carte menu. Prices are a la carte. From 6pm - 9pm, listen to live jazz by Jaared while dining on our Puglian regional menu or regular a la carte menu. Prices are also a la carte. For reservations, call 703-437-5544.

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Easter Brunch at Syrah

Apr 20, Syrah Restaurant

Address: 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA
Phone: (703) 332-3800
Admission: $36/person, $15/children under 12
Enjoy a brunch buffet and special Easter extras for the whole family including a petting zoo, egg hunts, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. $36 for adults and $15 for children under 12.

Easter Brunch at Vinifera

Apr 20, Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro

Address: 11750 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA
Phone: (703) 234-3550
Admission: $49/person, $25/children under 12
Enjoy a petting zoo, provided by the Leesburg Animal Park, followed by a three-course prix fixe brunch menu, $49 per person, and $25 for children ages 12 and under. In addition, there will be three Easter egg hunts for kids ages 12 and under at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., and a special visit from the Easter Bunny himself.

Easter Brunch Celebration

Apr 20, Brix & Ale at The Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner

Address: 8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA
Times: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Phone: (703) 448-1234
Admission: $45/adult; $15/children ages 4-11. Children under 4 are free.

Brix & Ale, the hotels newly designed contemporary restaurant will offer a delicious Easter Brunch while the Easter Bunny hops around visiting with guests, families and children.


Executive Chef Bobbie Miller has put together an expansive Easter Brunch that features traditional favorites such as pastries, seasonal fruits, applewood bacon, omelet stations and carvings stations. In addition, the Chef has added a few surprises and delights, from a generous seafood display with selections of jumbo shrimp, crab claws and oysters to entree items such as cheese blintz', chicken puttanesca, and pineapple glazed ham.

 

For dessert, a Chocolate Fountain is available along with all of the favorite dipping items to build your own specialty creation! Dessert also includes a selection of fruits, pound cake, as well as lots of Easter Candy. It's one Easter Brunch that makes every bunny happy!


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Easter Buffet at Mount Vernon Inn

Apr 20, Mount Vernon Inn

Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 11am - 5:45pm
Phone: (703) 780-0011
Admission: Adults, $36.99; Children ages 6-11, $18; Children ages 0-5, free
Join the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant for an Easter Buffet, featuring your selection of entrees, vegetables, salads and desserts. Make your reservation now.

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Easter in the Garden

Apr 20, Hilton Garden Inn, Providence Room

Address: 3950 Fair Ridge Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 5:45am - Easter Vigil: Sunrise-from darkness to light; 8:00 & 9:00am - Breakfast buffet; 10:30am - Easter Eucharist
Contact: Janet Kirby
Phone: (703) 591-1974
Admission: Free, reservations needed for breakfast.
Please join us as we celebrate Easter! Church of the Apostles will offer two worship services: 5:45am - Easter Vigil starting in the courtyard then processing indoors; and 10:30am - Easter Eucharist held in the Providence Room at the Hilton Garden Inn. A full buffet breakfast will be held between the services. We'd love for you to join us!

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Easter Specials & Menus

Apr 20, Bistro Vivant

Address: 1394 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA
Phone: (703) 356-1700
Admission: $11 - $26
A la carte menu with Easter specials. Prices range from $12 - $22 for appetizers, $24 to $26 for entrees, and $11-$12 for desserts.

Easter Specials & Menus

Apr 20, Assaggi Osteria

Address: 6641 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA
Phone: (703) 918-0080
Admission: $55
A special a la carte menu with Italian highlights or opt for a $55 six-course tasting menu for the entire table.

Easter Sunday at Trummer's

Apr 20, Trummer's On Main

Address: 7134 Main Street, Clifton, VA
Times: 11am - 6pm
Phone: (703) 266-1623
Admission: $66/adult; $30/kids under 12
Celebrate Easter Sunday with family & friends while letting Executive Chef Austin Fausett and Pastry Chef Reggie Abalos do the cooking for you! Our three course Easter menu is inspired by the Spring and has some fun twists on traditional Easter fare.

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Easter Sunday at Walker's Grille

Apr 20, Walker's Grille

Address: 6909 Metro Park Dr, Alexandria, VA
Times: 10am - 4pm
Phone: (703) 922-6200
Admission: $34/person
Join us Easter Sunday at Walker's Grille.

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Easter Sunday Dining Cruises

Apr 20, Spirit Cruises - Gangplank Marina

Address: 600 Water Street SW, Washington, DC
Times: 12pm-2pm; 5pm-7pm
Phone: (866) 404-8439
Admission: $54.90 for lunch; $79.90 for dinner
Spirit Cruises is featuring festive holiday-themed cruises fun for the whole family complete with an appearance from the Easter Bunny, goody bags, and coloring book with crayons for the kids. On Sunday, April 20th, the Spirit of Washington is offering both an Easter Sunday Lunch Cruise (Board: 11:30am, Cruise: Noon to 2:00pm, Price from $54.90), and a Dinner Cruise (Board: 4:30pm, Cruise: 5:00pm to 7:30pm, Price from $79.90) The cruise includes a buffet featuring sweet and savory bites, DJ entertainment, dancing, and stunning 360 views of Washington DC from the water!

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Easter Sunday Dining Cruises

Apr 20, Odyssey Cruises - Gangplank Marina

Address: 600 Water Street SW, Washington, DC
Times: 10am-12pm; 2pm-4pm
Phone: (866) 306-2469
Admission: $65.90 for early brunch; $69.90 for late brunch
Odyssey Cruises is also offering both an Easter Sunday Early Brunch Cruise (Board 9:15am, Cruise 10:00am-Noon, Price from $65.90), and an Easter Sunday Afternoon Brunch Cruise (Board: 1:15pm, Cruise: 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Price from $69.90). To celebrate the holiday, guests will have the opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny, partake in the bunny hop on the dance floor, and coloring books and crayons will be available the younger cruise-goers on board.

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Easter Sunday Grand Buffet

Apr 20, The Capital Grille Tysons Corner

Address: 1861 International Dr, McLean, VA
Times: 9am - 2pm
Phone: (703) 448-3900
Admission: $49/person, $18/child
Kids under 5 eat free. 

Luxe Easter Brunch

Apr 20, Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles Fairfax Dining Room

Address: 14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA
Times: 11am-12pm and 1:30pm-2:30pm
Phone: (703) 818-3520
Admission: Adults, $70; Children 5-10, $24; Children under 4, free.
To many Northern Virginia families, Easter wouldn't be the same without the gourmet waffles, endless mimosas and exuberant egg hunt at Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles' signature holiday brunch.

Palm Court restaurant, newly restyled as Fairfax Dining Room, has opened reservations for its grand Easter Buffet on Sunday, April 20, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It is an opportunity to experience the restaurant's new country club-like ambience - part of a sophisticated makeover of the Chantilly, Va., hotel's food and beverage outlets.

"Hundreds of people add this event to their festivities each year. We're thrilled so many families have made Easter brunch at Westfields Marriott part of their holiday tradition," says Scott McClinton, general manager, Westfields Marriott.

Made-to-order waffles and omelets, extravagant carving stations, fresh fruits and creative side dishes join a lavish menu of traditional brunch selections. Endless Bloody Marys and mimosas and decadent desserts from the in-house bakeshop are among the favorites.

Children who dine at the restaurant can participate in a complimentary Easter egg hunt from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The hunt will be held outdoors on the hotel's park-like grounds, weather permitting.

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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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Sunrise Easter Service at Lincoln Memorial

Apr 20, Lincoln Memorial

Address: 23rd St. NW, Washington, DC
Times: 6:30am
Admission: Free
Thousands gather at the Lincoln Memorial for an inspiring Easter service.

African American Family Celebration at National Zoo

Apr 21, National Zoo

Address: Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC
Times: 10am - 4pm
Admission: Free
This year the Zoo is celebrating Easter Monday on Monday, April 21st! Please join us for special family-focused activities and live entertainment. We'll have a traditional Easter Egg Hunt and animal demonstrations as well as visits from the Easter Panda! Admittance is free!
Be sure to bring in your old cell phones to recycle. Visit the MetroPCS booth at the event to turn in cell phones for recycling!
This event will be held rain or shine.

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Children's Performance Series Presents Miss Cathy

Apr 21, Old Town Hall

Address: 3999 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 10:30am
Contact: Joanna Ormesher
Phone: 703352ARTS
Admission: FREE
Start the week off with this FREE performance by Miss Cathy and her Story Tales! Enjoy the art of story telling! This FREE performance is sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.

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The Milk Carton Kids

Apr 21, Wolf Trap – The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25
“Gorgeous contemporary folk” (NPR) with soothing guitar melodies, witty deadpan banter, and sincere lyrics

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Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Apr 21, Cub Run RECenter

Address: 4630 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA
Times: 2pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 817-9407
Admission: $12/person plus $2 supply fee
Learn Pysanky at Cub Run RECenter from 2 to 4 p.m. Learn the symbolism and history of the ancient Ukrainian art that uses natural materials to decorate Easter eggs. Then decorate your own egg to take home. The cost is $12 per person plus a $2 supply fee. For information, call 703-817-9407.

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White House Easter Egg Roll

Apr 21, White House Lawn

Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC
Times: 8am - 5pm
Bring the kids to hunt for Easter Eggs and enjoy a morning of storytelling and a visit with the Easter Bunny. This is a special Washington, DC tradition that dates back to 1878. [Special lottery process to get tickets.]

Robbie Fulks + Special Guest Patrick Park

Apr 22, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Jammin Java-Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $15
Singer/songwriter Robbie Fulks was one of the more heralded talents in the alternative country movement, displaying an offbeat, sometimes dark sense of humor in many of his best moments. As time passed, he moved away from the country twang of his early work and into a crunchier roots rock hybrid. Fulks divided his childhood between Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina, and received his schooling at Columbia University. He moved to Chicago in 1983 and first served as vocalist and guitarist in bluegrass band the Special Consensus, appearing on their Grammy-nominated 1989 album A Hole in My Heart. He later performed in the musical revue Woody Guthrie's American Song and formed his own rock band, the Trailer Trash Revue, with whom he cut a locally popular single "Little King" b/w "Jean Arthur."

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Medlow Album Release + The Baby Grand + Kenny Kohlhaas

Apr 23, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Jammin Java-Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $10-$13
Synth/Electronica Pop newcomers MEDLOW burst onto the scene with their debut self-titled offering and with it hope to challenge what it means to be a hardworking, independent band in a mainstream world. And they’re doing it all on their own… with a little help from their friends. With inspirations like New Wave greats Depeche Mode and more recent contemporaries CHVRCHES and M83, MEDLOW are positioning themselves in an exciting genre with an impressive entry.

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"Catch Me If You Can" - The Musical

Apr 24 - Apr 27, McLean High School Burks Auditorium

Recurring daily
Address: 1633 Davidson Road, McLean, VA
Times: Thurs-Sat, 7pm; Sat & Sun, 2pm
Contact: Amy Poe
Phone: (703) 587-3368
Admission: $10 students and seniors, $15 adults
The award winning McLean High School Theatre Company premieres the musical Catch Me If You Can, based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it. (Book by Terrence McNally and score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying, splashy musical that tells the astonishing true story of story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who becomes a world-class con artist. With straight-arrow FBI agent Carl Hanratty on Frank's trail, audiences are off on a jet-setting chase, as the jazzy, swinging-sixties score keeps things in constant motion.

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Garden Stroll & Tea

Apr 24 - May 22, Green Spring Gardens

Recurring every 2 weeks on Thursday
Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 1pm - 3pm
Contact: Green Spring Gardens
Phone: (703) 941-7987
Admission: $29/person
Tour some of the glorious demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent who will inspire you with stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea served in our 1784 historic house. Register online. Event dates: April 24, May 8, May 22, June 12 and June 26

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Homeschool Day at Sully Historic Site

Apr 24, Sully Historic Site

Address: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA
Times: 10am - 1pm
Phone: (703) 437-1794
Admission: $10/student, $5/chaperone

(Ages 5-12 yrs.) Bring your homeschool student or group for hands-on fun learning designed to enrich understanding of Fairfax County circa 1800. Seasonal activities include school room, games, textiles/sewing, slave life, kitchen, herbs, toiletries and medicines.


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John McCutcheon

Apr 24, Wolf Trap – The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25 - $27
Guitar and hammered dulcimer master known for folk ballads such as “Christmas in the Trenches” and poignant topical pieces such as “Hail to the Chief.”

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Made To Break, with Ken Vandermark, Tim Daisy, Jasper Stadhouders, and Christof Kurzmann

Apr 24, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Jammin Java-Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $15
MADE TO BREAK is improviser/composer Ken Vandermark's newest ensemble and his most radical. Combining elements of his interest and experience with the music of Ethiopia and the Ex, alongside the New Music ideas of John Cage and Morton Feldman, and mixing these with his perspective toward jazz and improvised music history, he has devised a compositional framework for the band that can be restructured for every performance and which deals with melody, sound, and rhythm in a completely unique way. This creative system gives the music of MADE TO BREAK an almost unprecedented flexibility and immediacy. The instrumentation of the quartet (drums, electric bass, electronics, and reeds) has given Vandermark an amazing palette of sounds to explore with each composition, but it is the individuals involved (with Tim Daisy, Devin Hoff, Christof Kurzmann), and their diverse approaches to improvisation, that give the ensemble such a dynamic and spontaneous energy.

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Tree Planting Ceremony for Arbor Day

Apr 24, Vienna Community Center

Address: 128 Center S., Vienna, VA
Times: 4pm; Expo: 6:30pm - 9pm
Phone: (703) 255-6360
Admission: Free
The Town of Vienna and the Community Enhancement Commission invite the public to attend the annual Arbor Day ceremony on Thursday, April 24, at 4 p.m. The tree planting ceremony will be held next to the Parks and Recreation Department's community learning garden, located behind Vienna Elementary School, 128 Center Street S.

 

After the ceremony, the public is invited to attend the 6th annual Vienna Green Expo at the Vienna Community Center on Thursday, April 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Vienna Green Expo is a juried showcase of local and regional earth friendly exhibitors educating the public on how to achieve a green lifestyle.


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"The Sixth Generation" - Spring 1960s Sock Hop Series

Apr 25, Workhouse Arts Center, McGuire Woods Gallery

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $10 advance, $15 at door
Attention all Baby Boomers and Bobby Soxers! Join The Sixth Generation for a special concert in 60's Dance Hall Style at the Workhouse Arts Center!

Join The Sixth Generation for a special 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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Arbor Day Tree Planting

Apr 25, Town of Herndon

Address: Town of Herndon, Herndon, VA
Times: TBD
Phone: (703) 787-7300

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Basic Gardening: Vegetables and Herbs

Apr 25, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 1:30-2:30pm
Contact: Green Spring Gardens
Phone: (703) 642-5173
Admission: $10/person
Want to eat healthier? Go local and grow your own delicious vegetables and herbs for the best flavors in your recipes. Master gardeners show you how to plan and plant for a harvest of delicious and healthful vegetables.

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Bob Margolin

Apr 25, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Phone: (703) 237-0300

 

 


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Colonial Family Camp

Apr 25 - Apr 27, Sully Historic Site

Recurring daily
Address: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA
Times: 6pm Friday through Sunday at 12pm
Phone: (703) 437-1794
Admission: $100/person

(Ages 6-Adult) All children must be accompanied by adult. If you set the date on your time machine to 1780, and traveled back to rural Virginia, would you have the skills to survive? At Sully's family camp weekend, immerse yourself in daily life of colonial America. Sleep outdoors, wear 18th century-style clothes, dig vegetables from the garden and cook your meals over an open fire, act as an apprentice and learn a trade. At day's end, play games of the period, sing songs and step a dance. Camp requires attendance at a planning meeting on Wednesday, April 2 at 5 p.m.


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Divine Style DC Swanky Spring Fashion Soiree

Apr 25, The Winery at Bull Run

Address: 15950 Lee Hwy, Centreville, VA
Times: 7pm - 11pm
Phone: (703) 815-2233
Admission: $55 General Admission; $80 VIP

Join Divine Style DC at The Winery at Bull Run on Friday, April 25th from 7-11pm for a spring trends fashion show. Live entertainment by DJ Neekola. Sip fabulous wine, dance the night away, and watch a live runway show of male and female models showcasing spring's latest fashion trends! 


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Fairfax County NAACP Golf Tournament

Apr 25, Ft. Belvoir Golf Course

Address: 8450 Beulah Rd, Fort Belvoir, VA
Times: 1:00 pm
Contact: Fairfax County NAACP
Phone: (703) 591-4488
Admission: $100/per person
2014 Fairfax County NAACP/Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation Inaugural Golf Tournament Sign up today and bring your team! TOURNAMENT INFORMATION All play completed in 5 hours • Dinner served one hour from start • No personal coolers • No outside food or beverages allowed Shirts with collars for men and no cut-off pants • Halters & exposure of midriff are prohibited • No metal spikes • Rental clubs available for $15 You can pay for the tournament online or print out the registration form and mail it with your payment to Fairfax County NAACP, Att. Golf Committee, PO Box 6661, Alexandria, VA 22306. Make your check payable to Fairfax County NAACP. We hope to see you at the tournament!

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Girls Weekend Out

Apr 25 - Apr 26, Lake Fairfax Park

Recurring daily
Address: 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston, VA
Phone: (703) 471-5415
Girls Weekend Out is a special a-la-carte camping and skill building experience offered by Fairfax County Park Authority - for Girl Scouts! Bring your troop and enjoy the great outdoors. Learn crafts, earn badges and more! 

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Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival

Apr 25, Wolf Trap – The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25 - $30
Melodic island music with uncommon tunings and finger picking by Hawaii’s finest players.

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The Fantasticks

Apr 25 - Jun 1, Workhouse Arts Center, W-3 Theatre

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: Fridays & Saturdays, 8pm; Sundays, 1pm
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $15

The world's longest running musical - running for over 52 years in Manhattan and entrancing generations of audiences the world over! The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that "without a hurt, the heart is hollow". Featuring a classic score of songs: Try To Remember, They Were You and Soon It's Gonna Rain, which are as timeless as the story itself.


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Wakey!Wakey! + Brockway

Apr 25, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 8:00pm
Contact: Jammin Java-Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $15
One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn loved a Wakey!Wakey! set so much he tapped their sun-stroked “War Sweater” track for season 6’s finale and recruited Grubbs for a recurring role. That’d be the tale of a bartender/musician named, err, Grubbs—a strangely familiar life story hinted at in such standout Wakey!Wakey! songs as “Almost Everything,” “Twenty-Two,” and “Got It All Wrong.”

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Wine Dinner at Open Kitchen

Apr 25, Open Kitchen

Address: 7115 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA
Times: 6:30pm
Phone: (703) 942-8148
Admission: $89

Join us as we host a Paradise Springs wine dinner at OPEN KITCHEN, right in the heart of Falls Church. This creative and talented restaurant team focuses on providing "A Total Culinary Experience". See website for menu.


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“Pohick Church: Civil War Balloon Outpost” Civil War Trails Marker Dedication

Apr 26, Pohick Church

Address: 9301 Richmond Highway, Lorton, VA
Times: 10am-noon
Admission: FREE

The interpretive marker commemorates the launching of an observation balloon by Professor Thaddeus Lowe at Pohick Church, in the first months of the Civil War. The balloon was used by Union forces to gather intelligence on Confederate Forces in the vicinity of the Occoquan River. The ceremony will include Dr. James Green, as balloonist James Allen, speaking on the balloon ascent. A docent from Pohick Church will speak on the damage to the historic church of George Washington inflicted by troops encamped there, where graffiti can still be seen. A reception will follow the ceremony. Tours of the historic church and Civil War graffiti will be given before and after the ceremony. The event is sponsored by Pohick Church, The Fairfax County History Commission, the Lorton Heritage Society, and The Fairfax County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, with contribution by FOFA, The Friends of Fairfax County Archaeology and Cultural Resources.


2014 Model Classic

Apr 26, Fairfax High School

Address: 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, Virginia
Times: 9:00 - 4:00
Contact: Tom Henderson
Phone: (703) 680-9354
Admission: Adults $7.00 ($9.00 entire family)
Description: Annual exhibit of scale models. Event will feature: • A display of hundreds of museum quality scale models • A modeling contest consisting of over 80 categories. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place awards in each category. • Model kit, book and supplies vendors • Raffle prizes • Make & Take event for the kids • Additional exhibits: Doll Houses, HO & N Scale Model Railways, Radio control models • (Exhibits subject to change) • Lectures by noted area historians • Scale Modeling demonstrations • Food concession on site

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5K Croc Trot Run by Island Creek Elementary School PTA

Apr 26, Island Creek Elementary School

Address: 7855 Morning View Lane, Alexandria, VA
Times: 7:30am - 9:30am
Contact: Tammy Becker
Admission: $15-$25
The Island Creek Elementary PTA is pleased to announce registration is now open for the 6th annual 5K Croc Trot run scheduled for Saturday, 26 April, 2014. You can use the website address: www.islandcreekpta.org to register on-line. Additionally, you must register by 10 April to receive a race t-shirt. The race begins at 7:30am, rain or shine. Contact information can be found on the PTA website. A 1 Mile Fun Run, for children in kindergarten and 2nd grades will start at 8:30am. Fun run Registration is free and must be done on paper. The registration form can be downloaded from the Island Creek PTA website.

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Antiques Appraisers

Apr 26, Freeman Store

Address: 131 Church Street, NE, Vienna, VA
Times: Noon to 4PM
Phone: (703) 938-5187
Admission: $10 per item for Historic Vienna Inc. members and $15 per item for non-members
Historic Vienna, Inc. is pleased to announce the return of Antiques Appraisers Josephine Thrasher and James Johnson to the Freeman Store on Saturday, April 26 from 12 to 4 pm.  This is a By Appointment Only event and interested persons may bring a maximum of two items for a verbal appraisal.  The cost is $10 per item for HVI members and $15 per item for non-members.  Appointments may be made beginning on April 2nd at 703-938-5187 or in person at the Freeman Store, 131 Church Street, NE, Vienna.

Catskill Puppet Theater presents "Lion's Whiskers"

Apr 26, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: $15
Ages 4+. A delightful musical adaptation of a traditional Ethiopian folktale, this show features a charming cast of human characters as well as our favorite African animals! When lonely Minya marries a widowed man with a son, she goes to a Wise Man for advice. He tells her that in order to win the heart of the little boy she must first pluck three whiskers from a Wild Lion! In doing so she not only finds the courage to tame the lion, but also the secret to gaining the love of her new family.

 


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Champions4Children 5K Race/Walk

Apr 26, Lake Fairfax Park

Address: 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston, VA
Times: 9 a.m. Race start
Contact: Michelle Kingsley
Phone: (703) 919-8183
Admission: $30 adults, $10 children
The Champions4Children 5K Race/Walk and Fun Run will be a chip certified, cross country race through beautiful Lake Fairfax Park. Serious runners will love the change from the asphalt and kids can enjoy the fun run. Prizes will be give to the top runners in five age categories and two team awards - the team with the best four times including one female time and the team with the most number of participants. All funds from this race will help to establish a new center to serve children who have been neglected and abused. Come join the fun and help us protect and improve the lives of abused children. Bring your family and friends or create a team!

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Crawfish for Cancer Benefit

Apr 26, Capital Riverfront, The Yards Park DC

Address: 355 Water Street, SE, Washington, DC
Times: 2PM - 7PM
Crawfish for Cancer will host its second annual DC Crawfish Boil on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event, which benefits the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, will include a five hour open bar with beer, wine and specialty cocktails, and unlimited crawfish, corn and potatoes. Attendees will enjoy a waterfront view while joining in the fight to find a cure for multiple myeloma. Three live bands will perform throughout the day, including rock cover band Turtle Recall. Other leisure activities include the popular lawn games cornhole and bocce. Tickets for the DC Crawfish Boil are $70 if purchased by April 14, 2014, $80 if purchased before April 25, 2014, and $100 at the event. Tickets are all inclusive and can be purchased at http://crawfishforcancerdc2.qrickets.com/. For additional event information, visit www.crawfishforcancer.org/dc.

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Fairfax Symphony presents Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

Apr 26, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, Virginia
Times: 8:00 PM
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $25+ (Students ages 6-18: $5)
The Fairfax Symphony showcases the grandeur of Mahler’s magnificent Fifth Symphony with more than 80 musicians on stage. Herbert von Karajan, conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic for 35 years, has said, “a great performance of the Fifth is a transforming experience. The fantastic finale almost forces you to hold your breath.” Conductor: Christopher Zimmerman Repertoire: MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 

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Father Daughter Royal Ball

Apr 26, Vienna Baptist Church Hall

Address: 541 Marshall Road, SW, Vienna, VA
Times: 6:30-8:30pm
Contact: Jamal Rubeiz
Admission: $25/couple prior April 10, after $35/couple, $10 extra girl
You are invited to create a memory that will be cherished forever : Father /Daughter Royal Ball Music, Dancing, Light Refreshments, Prizes An early Fathers Day gift for the man with everything. Attire: Girls dress as your favorite Princess, or wear the fanciest dress you have (any length) and your tiara or purchase one for the occasion. Beautiful Rhinestone Tiaras for sale $10 (pre order only, include note with payment) Dads or Favorite Adult dress clothes please This is your daughters chance to be a Princess for the night. Finally ! An Event to Wear a Tiara! RSVP (with money, checks made to GS Troop 3438) to Jamal Rubeiz, 2839 Maple Lane, Fairfax, VA 22031 Questions to jf.rubeiz@yahoo.com

Great Grapes! Wine & Food Festival

Apr 26 - Apr 27, Reston Town Center

Recurring daily
Address: 11811 Freedom Drive, Reston, VA
Times: 12pm - 6pm
Admission: $28 - $79

Great Grapes! is Northern Virginia's premier casual wine tasting with HUNDREDS of wines available for sampling. Take your souvenir tasting glass as you enter the festival and stroll from tent to tent and table to table tasting and sampling the rich heritage of Virginia vines. As you sip and savor the afternoon, relax in the beautiful setting of the Reston Town Center.

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Habitat For Humanity Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Apr 26, Grateful Red Wine & Gift Shop

Address: 2727 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA
Times: 4 - 6 PM
Contact: Victoria Baker
Phone: (703) 521-9890
Admission: $25
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NOVA) is a non-profit organization that brings our community together to build decent, affordable housing – and hope – for people in need. Habitat provides a “hand up” to home ownership through sweat equity, donor generosity, volunteer labor and interest-free mortgages. Habitat NOVA will host a wine tasting event at Clarendon’s Grateful Red Wine & Gift Shop on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 4pm-6pm. At the event, members of the community will have an opportunity to support Habitat NOVA while sampling wines from all over the world, as well as learn more about Habitat’s mission and programs. The funds raised through the wine tasting event will go directly to support the mission of Habitat NOVA. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased through the venue's website: http://gratefulredwine.com/Habitat_Tasting.html

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Heirloom Tomato Seedling Sale

Apr 26

Address: 792 Grant St, Herndon, VA
Times: 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Contact: Beth Riddick
Admission: Free, $3 Seedlings
Find the best of Heirloom Tomatoes, Peppers, and more at the 5th Annual Robot Tomatoes Sale! Over 50 varieties of organically grown seedlings in 3-inch pots, hardened off and ready to plant. All proceeds go to support local FIRST LEGO Robotics teams. See our list of varieties at www.RobotTomatoes.org. Happy Growing!

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Historic Garden Week in Virginia Celebration

Apr 26 - May 3, Gunston Hall

Recurring daily
Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton, VA
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Regular admission.
Examine the original landscape designed by George Mason. Re-discover the plantation grounds, including the original boxwood allée and a commanding view of the Potomac River.

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House & Garden Tour

Apr 26, Hollin Hills

Address: Windmill Lane, Alexandria, VA
Times: 12pm - 6pm
Admission: $25 advance, $30 day of
Hollin Hills, the award-winning mid-century modern neighborhood in Alexandria, VA., will host a House & Garden Tour on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The self-guided walking tour will showcase stunning examples of mid-century modern architecture and landscape. The Tour Committee is now finalizing many exciting plans, for the tour itself, as well as pre-tour lectures and events. Additional details will be available in the coming months, so please check back periodically.

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Hunting for George Mason's Landscape Tour

Apr 26 - May 3, Gunston Hall

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 1:15pm and 3:15pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Regular admission.
Walk the grounds with staff archaeologist Dave Shonyo. In a 45-minute tour, learn what archaeology has revealed about George Mason's landscape, including the Mason family burying ground.

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Laurel Hill Equestrian Center Opening Celebration

Apr 26, Laurel Hill Equestrian Center

Address: Dairy Rd. (Look for silos at old prison dairy), Lorton, VA
Times: 10am
Phone: (703) 324-8662
Admission: Free
It stands in the shadow of the old dairy barn at Lorton Reformatory, but the newly completed Laurel Hill Equestrian Center holds nothing but promise for a bright future. The ring and parking are the first phase of a new facility that will serve equestrians beginning on Saturday, April 26, 2014 when official ribbon cutting ceremonies take place at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend the brief ceremonies, which will be followed by assorted equestrian demonstrations including musical freestyle, western reining, vaulting and jumping. Pony rides will also be available. Activities will be held until noon. Light refreshments will be served. The local area abounds with multi-use trails as well.

Maceo Parker

Apr 26, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $27
Known for his work with James Brown, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and De La Soul, Maceo Parker is one of the key architects who helped craft funk music into what it is today.

Parker originally played the baritone sax but eventually switched over to tenor, creating the rich, rhythmic sound that he is known for today. With over 50 years of experience, it is safe to say that Maceo Parker is a living legend. Don't miss your chance to see him preform live on April 26th!
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Meditation & Music

Apr 26, Sahaja Meditation Center

Address: 14080 Sullyfield Circle, Suite C, Chantilly, VA
Times: 3PM - 5PM
Contact: Anurag Agarwal
Phone: (703) 969-7439
Admission: FREE
Please join us for an introduction to meditation and a guided meditation session followed by live music and light refreshments. Benefits of Meditation * reduced stress and anxieties * emotional balance * improved overall health * inner peace and calm You will learn simple techniques that can be used easily in daily life to achieve these benefits. Regular class hours: Mon-Thurs 7pm-8pm, Sat 11am-12pm

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Paul's Ride for Life

Apr 26, Reston Town Center/W&OD Trail

Address: Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
Times: Registration from 7:00-9:00 AM, with a rolling start
Admission: Advanced Registration, $35 for Adults/$20 for Children; on-site $40 Adults/$25 Children
Paul's Ride for Life benefits the Wahsington Regional Transplant Community. This 6th annual fun bike ride, starts at the Reston Town Center and goes along the W&OD Trail with 10-mile, 20-mile, and 1/2 Century options, returning to the Town Center.

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Robbie Schaefer "Ruby" Album Release Show

Apr 26, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 7pm
Contact: Jammin Java-Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $18-$20
Ruby is the new solo album from Robbie Schaefer, featuring Jake Armerding (fiddle, mandolin, vocals) and Rachael Davis (vocals,banjo). Recorded over four days in a 19th-century stone farmhouse in Leesburg, VA, the album presents 10 new original songs, a whole lotta love, and at least one barking dog. Some of the songs on the album, including "No More Goodbyes", "By Your Side", and "Ring the Bell", have been performed in recent years by Robbie’s folk-rock alter ego, Eddie From Ohio, while others were still being written as they were recorded. Robbie calls Ruby, "a cycle of heart-songs, about not just falling in love, but being in love with myself, my wife, and life in all its fullness". If you didn't just roll your eyes, this album is probably for you. If you did roll your eyes, you're a little dead inside. If you just put your hand to your heart and made a small sound, you should probably buy 10.

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South Lakes High School Band on the Run 5k

Apr 26, South Lakes High School

Address: 11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston, VA
Times: 8:30 am
Contact: Joan Lynch
Phone: (703) 758-1586
Admission: Prices vary. See site.
Join us for the South Lakes Band on the Run 5k and Fun Run! This race starts and ends on the South Lakes High School (SLHS) track and will continue on the trails in beautiful South Reston and will benefit the SLHS band program. Team and individual registrations are accepted for the 5k. A one-mile Fun Run is open to all ages. Fun Run participants under age 12 will earn a medal. Each preregistered runner will receive a commemorative, short-sleeve T-shirt with the Band on the Run 5k logo, designed by SLHS student Kaitlin Soto. Band members from the South Lakes Pyramid schools will entertain runners at the start and along the course. There will be post-race food, entertainment, and individual and team awards. Ken Plum, Member, Virginia House of Delegates, 36th District, will act as Master of Ceremonies.

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Spring Wildflower Walk

Apr 26, Lake Accotink Park

Address: 7500 Accotink Park Rd, Springfield, VA
Times: 10:30am - 12pm
Phone: (703) 569-3464
Admission: $6. Children under 10 are free.
Join Naturalist Clara Ailes for a leisurely stroll in search of bluebells, spring beauties, trout lilies, showy orchids, wild ginger and more! Walks are held from 10:30 a.m. until noon

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SpringFest Fairfax

Apr 26, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 10am - 4pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Free
Participate in a day full of free, environmentally focused and family-friendly activities, games and more at this year's SpringFest Fairfax. The annual celebration will take place Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center.

Presented by Clean Fairfax in partnership with Fairfax County, Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, Fairfax County Park Authority, and Workhouse Arts Center, SpringFest is Fairfax County's premier celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day and is the place to be for entertainment, games, activities and learning opportunities for residents of all ages to celebrate Fairfax County's natural environment.

Last year over 3,000 residents attended SpringFest, and this year promises to be an even better event with on-stage performances by Billy B., Reptiles Alive, and Under the Sea. There will also be live animals, pony rides, a climbing wall, bounce house, and a wide range of hands-on activities and games to highlight some of the most interesting aspects of our local environment. Attendees will find native tree saplings, flowers, and vegetables at the SpringFest plant sale and tasty treats at the food court.

Celebrate Arbor Day with Fairfax County's Tree Commission Friends of Trees Awards and the annual presentation of the Arbor Day Proclamation, which ensures Fairfax County continues to be a Tree City USA site.

Please bring donations of toothbrushes, toothpaste, rice, and cereal for our community partner - Lorton Community Action Center - and get a free reusable bag while supplies last. Admission and parking are free.


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Taste of Vienna

Apr 26, Vienna Volunteer Fire Department

Address: 400 Center St. S., Vienna, VA
Times: 11am-8pm
Contact: Vienna Volunteer Fire Dept.
Phone: (703) 938-2678
Admission: Free
Within the VVFD parking lot, Taste of Vienna showcases the many excellent restaurants the Vienna area has to offer. Restaurants will offer choices for all tastes from the food critic to the picky eater. Admission is FREE and guests will be able to purchase food and beverages. Proceeds from Taste of Vienna directly benefit the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department. For over 100 years, VVFD members have been serving the Vienna community. In addition to protecting and preserving the lives and property in and around the Town of Vienna, volunteers spend countless hours raising money to support and maintain its mission.

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Tom Paxton

Apr 26, Wolf Trap – The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $24 - $28
With an exceptional flair for songwriting, this folk guitarist plays insightful, topical songs of his celebrated 50-year career.

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"The Fantasticks" live on-stage

Apr 27 - Jun 1, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring weekly on Sunday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 1:00 PM
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $25
Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for a live presentation of the Fantasticks, the world's longest running musical - running for over 52 years in Manhattan and entrancing generations of audiences the world over! The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that "without a hurt, the heart is hollow". Featuring a classic score of songs: Try To Remember, They Were You and Soon It's Gonna Rain, which are as timeless as the story itself. A la carte cash bar available in venue. For tickets and information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/performing-arts/fantasticks

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12th Annual Carpenter's Shelter

Apr 27, The Birchmere

Address: 3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, Virginia
Times: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Contact: Courtney Bishop
Phone: (703) 548-7500
Admission: Adult: $50, Child $15
As the largest homeless shelter in Northern Virginia, Carpenter’s Shelter serves over 1,000 homeless and formerly homeless children and adults each year. Help us fundraise by attending the 12th annual Carpenter's Cook-Off with the best restaurants and chefs in the area. All proceeds benefit Carpenter’s Shelter and its work on behalf of homeless individuals, children, and families. Tickets are now on sale! Visit www.carpenterscookoff.com today to purchase tickets. Please join us April 27th at The Birchmere Music Hall (3701 Mount Vernon Ave) from 12-3pm. Last year, the event sold out early. Don’t miss your chance to attend this year. Tickets are $50 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Limited quantities of VIP tickets are available for $65 until sold out. All VIP ticket holders will receive a special ‘Swag Bag’ gift. Help Carpenter’s Shelter spread the word! We need your help to make this event a continued success and I hope to see you on April 27th!

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40th Annual Walk On the Hill

Apr 27, Vienna’s Windover Heights Historic District

Address: Windover Avenue NW, Vienna, VA
Times: 2PM - 5PM
Phone: (703) 938-5187
Admission: FREE
Historic Vienna, Inc. and the residents of Vienna's Windover Heights Historic District welcome visitors to the 40th Annual Walk On the Hill through the District, from 2 to 5 on Sunday, April 27 (Rain date is May 4th).  Streets will be closed to vehicles from 2 to 5 pm and visitors are welcome to walk through any yard with an "Open" sign. The Vienna Community Band will play at 3 pm. During the Walk, the Ayr Hill Garden Club will present a Small Standard Flower Show, "The Harmonious Garden: Interpreting Music with Flowers" at 307 Windover Avenue NW.  All  events are free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided by the residents and HVI.

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Britain on the Green

Apr 27, Gunston Hall

Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Contact: Christopher Yurasko
Phone: (703) 543-8395
Admission: Adults: $10 Children 6-18: $5
Past shows have featured nearly 200 British cars registered in 25 Classes and hundreds of spectators. The British Car hobby and motor industry are extremely well represented. Dozens of Triumphs and MGs are joined by Austin Healeys, Jaguars, Rolls and Bentleys, Minis, Lotuses, Land Rovers, and cars you’ve probably never seen before, such as Jensen, Riley, and Wolseley. The show is a participant’s choice voting for class awards plus special awards such as Best of Show chosen by the BOG committee. The price of show car registration includes a dash plaque, a commemorative poster, and a tour of Gunston Hall. Spectator admission will be at standard Gunston Hall prices, which includes a tour of the house and grounds as well as the car show. British car regalia and food vendors are available for your enjoyment all day long. Plus you will have an immersion in American Colonial history with the period reenactors giving demonstrations in outdoor cooking.

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Earth Day Pub Crawl

Apr 27, Paradise Springs Winery

Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 11am - 7pm
Phone: (703) 830-9463

Every year in honor of Earth Day, we host a pub crawl where we meet in Clifton and walk to the winery, cleaning up our roads along the way. Participants are then treated to a special tasting reception at the winery upon completion.


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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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Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel - "Mistresses and Masterpieces"

Apr 27, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, Virginia
Times: 7pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $38, $30 and $19
Classical music lovers already know Brahms, Schumann and Liszt as some of the finest composers the world has ever known, and their works as some of the greatest masterpieces in classical music. For his final concert of the 2013-2014 Keyboard Conversations® season, Jeffrey Siegel introduces our audience to the women behind the work - the muses who inspired these brilliant men and their music. Siegel presents "Mistresses and Masterpieces" at George Mason University's Center for the Arts in Fairfax on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 7 p.m. Steinway Piano Gallery of Washington, D.C. is the Series Sponsor for Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel at George Mason University's Center for the Arts.

In this stellar performance, this virtuoso pianist performs classical music and gives the audience unique insight into the works that he plays, and in this particular concert, the composers' love lives. The program features Brahms' Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp minor, Schumann's Novelette in F major, Liszt's "Au bord d'une source" and "Liebesträume," Debussy's "L'isle de joyeuse" and much more.


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Laughs In The Lobby Bar

Apr 27, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 2pm
Contact: Jammin Java-Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: Free
Going back to where it all started, Jammin' Java is proud to introduce Laughs in the Lobby Bar! Enjoy JJ's full food and bar menu, but be careful not to spit out your drink while laughing. With a mix of road-worn vets and need-to-be-broken-in newbs, your abs and cheeks are sure to get a workout. The best part-if you don't love it, you get your money back! And did we mention it's FREE?

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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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The Social Season

Apr 27, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 1-3pm
Phone: (703) 941-7987
Admission: $29/person
Are you ready for The Season? Historically, The Season's social calendar was the heartbeat of fashionable society in Britain, Europe, and America. Take a whirl through the traditional debutante balls, court presentations, races, regattas, and dress codes and hear about the rituals and exclusive events that still mark The Season today.

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Trout Fishing in America

Apr 27, Reston Community Center - CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Rd, Reston, VA
Times: 3pm
Phone: (703) 476-4500
Admission: $15 - $30
"Music for people who take their fun seriously!" - Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet

The Trout Fishing in America 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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Peter Furler Band (from Newsboys) + Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil

Apr 28, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Jammin Java-Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $18
After 22 years as the main creative force behind Newsboys, followed by his 2011 solo success On Fire, Peter Furler could be excused if he'd decided to mellow out a bit or rest on his laurels. Instead, the writer behind 27 #1 radio singles has come back with one of the strongest albums of his career, Sun and Shield. Reteaming with longtime producer/lyricist Steve Taylor for the first time since Newsboys Gold-certified Adoration album, Sun and Shield finds Peter Furler Band -- featuring Dave Ghazarian (formerly of Superchick and Audio Adrenaline) on bass and Jeff Irizarry on drums -- combining an ambitious collection of new songs with a more muscular, band-driven sound that harkens back to the glory days of Take Me To Your Leader. Timed for release during this spring's tour with Third Day and Skillet, Sun and Shield is the sound of an artist at the peak of his creative powers.

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Tournaments For Turf: Lego Design Contest

Apr 28

Address: 12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia
Contact: Rebecca Frece
Phone: (703) 324-8759
Admission: $20/design
The Fairfax LEGO Design contest challenges all age groups to create a masterpiece during spring break and email a photo of the finished LEGO construction by April 28. Participants must create an “active living” themed design that represents recreation, such as sports, eating healthy foods, outdoor scenes and activities, workout equipment, and anything else the designer can dream up. The final design must not exceed 12 inches tall x 12 inches wide x 12 inches deep. Participants will compete in three age categories: 12 and younger, 13-17, and groups and families. Finalists will be selected on May 5 and will have until May 9 to deliver their entries. Designs will be displayed at the Fairfax County Government Center from May 12 to May 23. Top winners in each category will receive prizes.

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Historic Garden Week in Virginia: Vienna Home & Garden Tour

Apr 29, Meet at Wolf Trap for shuttle

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10am - 4pm
Contact: Chris Kugler
Admission: $25 advance; $30 door

Ranked 3rd in Money magazine's 2013 list of "America's Best Places to Live" of America's small towns, the Town of Vienna is situated in the Northern Virginia suburbs, near the regional shopping magnet of Tysons Corner Center with direct metro connections into Washington, D.C. Originally known as Ayr Hill, Vienna has preserved the historic feel of its original main street, now known as Church Street, with brick sidewalks, wrought iron lampposts and its own collection one-of-a-kind eateries and retail stores. The region's famed 45-mile W&OD Trail for walkers and bikers traverses Church Street near Vienna's preserved historic area boasting the former W&OD Train Depot and Caboose, the War Memorial, the Town Green, where summer concerts are held on the grass, and the Town store and museum, The Freeman House. Our partial walking tour of less than half a mile features four homes and gardens in Vienna's oldest neighborhood, Ayr Hill, and Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, which is 2.7 miles away.


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Patricia Green Cellars Wine Dinner

Apr 29, Bazin's on Church

Address: 111 Church St, NW, Vienna, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 255-7212
Admission: $75/person

We have an upcoming Tuesday night 4 Course Wine Dinner featuring wines from Patricia Green Cellars. And who knows these wines better than Patricia Green? She will be sharing her knowledge and wonderful Oregon Pinot Noir wines with us on April 29 at 7:00 pm. The cost is $75.00 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Seating is very limited and reservations are required. Please note that you are attending this dinner when making your reservation.


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Wake Owl + Mimicking Birds

Apr 29, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 8:00pm
Contact: Jammin Java-Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $10-$13
Upon returning to Vancouver, Colyn spent some time playing in bands before deciding to record the songs he had written after his journey, and thus began the Wild Country EP. “With this EP I was really focused on just creating recordings I could be proud of and felt connected to as a group of songs. I wanted to capture and represent, in all its instrumentation and arrangement, what those songs mean to me,” says Colyn. The result is a five-song EP that harvests raw, honest, emotion through Colyn’s words and melodies.

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@JamminJavaMei's Local Scene: Bravenoise + Ghost Hotel + Eureka Birds

Apr 30, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Jammin Java-Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $10-$13
Fresh out of the studio recording their sophomore release with legendary rock producer Steve Lyon (Depeche Mode, Paul McCartney, The Cure, Eric Clapton), Bravenoise eagerly awaits the completion of a brand new album in early 2014. They are set to complete the mixing in London at the end of May followed by a series of concerts in the UK before they return home to kick off their nationwide tour in support of their second record.

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American Women: The Long and Winding Road - "Equality: What Does It Really Mean?"

Apr 30, Workhouse Arts Center, W-3 Theatre

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 7:30pm - 9pm
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Free; suggested donation $10

In July 1917, suffragists incarcerated at Northern Virginia's Occoquan Workhouse initiated what became the final push toward women's voting rights. The Workhouse Prison Museum's five free public lectures trace the American women's equality movement from before the Civil War to the present. Attendees must register online at www.WorkhouseArts.org

April 30 - Equality: What Does It Really Mean?

Join a discussion with three panelists about the differing ways men and women now think and feel about their work and home life. Should there still be gender-specific roles in contemporary society?

 

 


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"Into the Woods"

May 1 - Jun 1, NextStop Theatre

Recurring daily
Address: 269 Sunset Park Dr, Herndon, VA
Times: Varies
Contact: Evan Hoffman
Phone: (703) 481-5930
Admission: $25
A baker and his wife learn that they have been cursed by the witch next door and will never have children unless they embark on a quest to collect special objects needed to break the spell. Journeying into the woods, they cross paths with Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Jack (of beanstalk fame!), as they each endeavor to reach their own “happily ever after”. However, the consequences of our dreams can take us far beyond the storybooks in this beloved musical retelling of the Grimm’s fairy tales.

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Big Truck Days

May 1 - May 2, Herndon Public Works Complex

Recurring daily
Address: 1479 Sterling Road, Herndon, VA
Times: Thurs, 9am-3pm; Fri, 9am-7pm
Phone: (703) 435-6860
Admission: Free

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Casino Night benefiting Meant 2 Live Foundation

May 1, The Winery at Bull Run

Address: 15950 Lee Hwy, Centreville, VA
Times: 6pm
Phone: (703) 815-2233
Admission: $35 - $60
Join us at The Winery at Bull Run for night of Casino Fun featuring Blackjack and Poker! There will be live entertainment, raffles, a blind wine grab and more.

There will be wine for sale at the event. Please pre-order all food with a note saying that it's for the Casino Night at the following link- http://www.wineryatbullrun.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Amphora-Catering-The-Winery-at-Bull-Run-Boxes-and-Platters-Menu-060413.pdf

Partial proceeds benefit Meant 2 Live Foundation (www.meant2live.org)


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NVBS Annual Bead and Jewelry Auction for Charity

May 1, Vienna Community Center

Address: 120 Cherry Street, SE, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30 PM
Contact: Beth Eltinge
Phone: (703) 383-9484
Admission: FREE
This is a combination live and silent auction to benefit the many community outreach activities of the Northern Virginia Bead Society. Items to be auctioned will include supplies for beaders, as well as finished jewelry. Also included will be several themed baskets for many different interests, including gardening, pets, personal care, etc.

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2014 ValeArts Spring Show: ART(un)Vale'd

May 2 - May 4, Historic Vale Schoolhouse

Recurring daily
Address: 3124 Fox Mill Rd, Oakton, VA
Times: Friday, 10am-9pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm
Contact: Diana Eichler
Phone: (703) 860-1888
Admission: free
Welcome to the world of local fine art at the Vale Schoolhouse in Oakton. Nine artists exhibit their most recent original work at the three day show May 2-4. Linda Czarra and Nancy Davis will be Guest Artists featuring both oils and watercolors. Linda Lovell, Betsey Mulloy, Lorrie Herman, Karin Sebolka, Kathy Bodycombe, Laura Barringer and Diana Eichler will also exhibit to make more than 150 paintings in all. Varied media, style and size. "Art for Everyone." Free. Kids' table for the little ones to project their creative sides.

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20th Anniversary Concert: NOVA-Annandale Symphony Orchestra

May 2, Richard J Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater

Address: 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia
Times: 8:00 pm
Contact: Reunion Music Society
Phone: (703) 569-0973
Admission: $15; Students with ID, $10; Children 12 and under, Free
Celebrate with Fairfax County's vibrant college-community orchestra, as they present "Scotland and the Sea"! The program will feature memorable classic works -- Felix Mendelssohn's "Scottish Symphony, op.56" and Richard Rodgers' "Victory at Sea" -- and also offer a premiere work "And Still They Speak", written in honor of their 20th anniversary. "And Still They Speak" is a uniquely collaborative piece composed by nine talented high school musicians enrolled in the Music & Computer Technology program at Fairfax Academy for Communications & the Arts. Their work reflects musically the power of words to speak to the human spirit and will include audio clips of the inspired text. Music lovers of all ages will enjoy these new and familiar works so fitting for a such a special occasion!

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27th Annual Evening of Comedy

May 2 - May 3, Wolf Trap – The Barns

Recurring daily
Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: Friday, 8 pm; Saturday, 7pm & 9:30pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25
Some of the nation’s funniest comedians keep audiences in stitches with this hugely popular evening of raucous stand-up.

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Cabaret Series: Around the World in 80 Minutes live on-stage

May 2 - May 3, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring daily
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 8:00pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $30
Grab your passport and pack your bags for a virtual trip around the world in true musical style! Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for a live presentation of the Cabaret Series: Around the World in 80 Minutes. Our tuneful crew of vocalists will whisk you to destinations around the globe exploring the songs and characters inspired by people and places from the Far East to the Mid-West and from the South Pacific to the North Atlantic! As your frequent-flyer miles rack up, our performers take you to one virtual destination after another, each of which has inspired a Broadway show! For tickets and information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/performing-arts/cabaret-series-around-world-80-minutes

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Films in the Park

May 2 - Aug 29, Mosaic District - Strawberry Park

Recurring weekly on Friday
Address: 2911 District Ave, Merrifield, VA
Times: 7pm
Admission: Free
A weekly summer family movie series.

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Friday Night Live!

May 2 - Aug 22, Town Green Herndon

Recurring weekly on Friday
Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 6:30-10:30pm
Phone: (703) 481-6133
Admission: FREE

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Shout!

May 2 - May 24, ArtSpace Falls Church

Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Address: 410 South Maple Ave, Falls Church, VA
Times: 8:00 p.m.
Contact: Laura Connors Hull
Phone: (703) 436-9948
Admission: General Admission $25; Students & Seniors $22
With its irresistible blend of hip-swiveling hits, eye-popping fashions and outrageous dance moves, SHOUT! The Mod Musical takes audiences back to the music, style and freedom of the 1960s. The revue follows five groovy gals as they come of age during those liberating days that made England swing. SHOUT! is a non-stop journey through the infectious and soulful pop anthems and ballads that made household names of Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield and Lulu. Chart-topping classic hits such as “To Sir With Love,” “Downtown,” “These Boots Are Made For Walking,” “Son of a Preacher Man” and “Goldfinger” are woven together with hilarious, ‘60s-era sound bites chronicling a time of unparalleled change from a uniquely female perspective. Created by Phillip George & David Lowenstein "Mod Musings" & "Groovy Gab" by Peter Charles Morris & Phillip George Orchestrations & Additional Arrangements by Bradley Vieth Originally Directed Off Broadway by Phillip George Originally Choreographed Off Broadway by David Lowenstein Originally Produced Off Broadway in New York City by Victoria Lang & P.P. Piccoli and Mark Schwartz Developed in Association with Amas Musical Theatre, Donna Trinkoff, Production Director

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Stop Making Sense 30th Anniversary Party featuring Psycho Killers (Talking Heads Tribute)

May 2, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $15
Psycho Killers are a group of die-hard Talking Heads fans that were Born Under Punches in Baltimore, MD. Once in a Lifetime (not during wartime), they will take you to the river with Nothing But Flowers, and you'll think, This Must Be The Place. They'll set the Houses in Motion (and then burn them down) with a Listening Wind that will make you Crosseyed and Painless.

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2014 TrafficStop by HGI 5K - Racing to End Human Trafficking

May 3, Hilton International Headquarters

Address: 7930 Jones Branch Dr, McLean, VA 22022
Times: 8am
Admission: $35 in advance; $40 day of

It is estimated that 27 million people are currently trapped in modern day slavery and human trafficking. Help raise awareness and money to fight this global injustice by joining the Hilton Garden Inns of the Washington DC Metropolitan region as we host a 5k charity run/walk. All proceeds go to charity organizations that are dedicated to fighting human trafficking and rehabilitating survivors. Many organizations that are dedicated to this cause will have representatives and exhibits, so there will be opportunities to learn more about this issue and more ways you can help.

Awards: Cash awards for the Top 3 Overall Male and Female finishers. Other awards will be given to the top three Male and Female finishers in various age groups. As part of your registration fee, you will receive a commemorative 100% cotton t-shirt that is produced by trafficking survivors who have been through t-shirt manufacturing training. What a unique way to remember your participation in fighting for freedom for these young ladies!


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Fairfax Run for the Children 8K Race & 3 K Run/Walk

May 3, Fairfax Courthouse

Address: 4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8:00 am
Contact: Jennifer Bellhouse
Phone: (703) 273-3526
Admission: $35- 8K $30 - 3K $20- 8K & 3K Under 18
The 4th Annual Fairfax CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Run for the Children 8K Race & 3K Run/Walk will be held in historic Fairfax City, starting and ending at the Fairfax Courthouse complex on Chain Bridge Road. The races start at 8:00 am. This is a great venue with an attractive USATF certified course and ample free parking. Great prizes, food, a raffle, and entertainment, make this a must run event! Help us celebrate this family friendly community tradition, which promotes awareness about child abuse and neglect and raises money to help Fairfax CASA volunteers advocate for those children under the court’s protection.

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Flea Market at Lake Fairfax

May 3 - May 17, Lake Fairfax Park

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston, VA
Times: 8am - 4pm
Phone: (703) 471-5416
Admission: Free for shoppers; $25 fee for vendors
You never know what you may find at a flea market. Gently used clothes, sports equipment, home furnishings, and other treasures may be discovered. This spring, shoppers are invited to peruse the flea market at Lake Fairfax Park on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Laundry Day at Sully Historic Site

May 3, Sully Historic Site

Address: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA 22033
Times: 1pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 437-1794
Admission: $7/adults, $5/senior and children
Join the Historic House Museum Consortium as local historic sites promote "Laundry Day" and learn the trials and tribulations of doing the wash in the 18th century. Demonstrations include boiling laundry over the fire in the outbuilding, scrubbing with homemade lye soap, ironing and other chores done by Madam Juba 200 years ago at Sully. House tour included. $7/adult, $5/ seniors and children.

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Life Guard Society Spring Reception

May 3, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 6:30pm-9pm
Contact: Andy Morse
Phone: (703) 799-8639
Admission: $250/person

The evening on May 3 will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception in the magnificent Upper Garden, a space that should be in full-bloom and which the Life Guard Society helped endow after the Upper Garden's 2011 restoration.

Guests will enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and music of 18th-century America. Add to the experience private strolls around the historic area, along with Mansion tours, while you and your guests enjoy the beautiful vista of the Potomac River and the inspiring landscape that embraces Washington's home. At sunset, the evening will end with champagne and dessert on the Piazza, along with splendid fireworks and a great round of Huzzahs!

 


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Neon Drink On

May 3, The Yards Park

Address: 355 Water St SE, Washington, DC
Times: Session 1: 12pm-4pm; Session 2: 6pm-10pm
Admission: $29 - $59
The Neon Drink On Summer Beer Fest offers festival-goers unlimited tastings from over 100 craft beers. Prepare yourself for a full day of fun, neon and beer at this year's most exciting and brightest beer festival! Grab your souvenir tasting glass and neon sunglasses and navigate your way through 50+ breweries while sipping on the season's first summer brews, playing games and enjoying tons of live entertainment!

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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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Shout! The Mod Musical Special Event at Creative Cauldron

May 3, ArtSpace Falls Church

Address: 410 South Maple Avenue, Falls Church, VA
Times: 8:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Contact: Box Office
Phone: (703) 436-9948
Admission: $45
Take a groovy trip with us with a special showing of this spectacular production. We'll take you on a journey to swinging London with this jam packed musical featuring some of the greatest mod hits out of London brought to us by the most fabulous ladies in the industry. Stroll down Carnaby Street with us to the sounds of Lulu, Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark and more with all your favorite era hits such as "To Sir with Love," "Downtown," "These Boots are made for Walking," "Son of a Preacher Man" and "Goldfinger." After the show stick around to shimmy and shake with the cast to even more of your favorite sixties songs. Enjoy dessert and nibbles on us with a cash bar serving beer, wine and champagne. Come decked out in your best mod fashions and you will be automatically entered to win a special prize. Didn't keep any of your mod gear? Don't worry, we'll have plenty of other raffle prizes for everyone to get in on. Join our mailing list to get updates on the event and the list of raffle prizes we'll be offering. This will be an evening to remember, so be there or be square!

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Spring Bock Festival

May 3, Mad Fox Brewing Company

Address: 444 W. Broad St, Suite I, Falls Church, VA
Times: TBD
Phone: (703) 942-6840
Spring Bock Festival

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Taste of Merrifield

May 3, Mosaic District

Address: 2911 District Ave, Merrifield, VA
Times: 12pm - 8pm
A food festival featuring the best of Merrifield with live music and children's activities throughout the day and celebration of Derby day the race will be played on the outdoor screen.

 


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The Crabgrass Puppet Theater presents "The Pirate and the Pea"

May 3, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: $15
Ages 4+. A pirate and a princess are on a treasure hunt, searching for the same clues. The princess stays one step ahead of the pirate with every clue. But how can she get him out of the way long enough to dive for the treasure? But when the princess is in danger from a giant octopus, she quickly discovers the benefits of cooperation! Join Crabgrass Puppet Theatre on a thrilling voyage chock full of sea monsters, sharks and side-splitting action!

 


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Towne Square Singers Spring Concert

May 3 - May 4, Town of Herndon

Recurring daily
Address: Town of Herndon, Herndon, VA
Times: Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 2pm
Phone: (703) 787-7300

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Amadeus Orchestra with Aaron Goldman, flute

May 4, Saint Luke Catholic Church

Address: 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA
Times: 4:00 pm
Contact: Any Amadeus Board member
Phone: (703) 759-5334
Admission: $30, free for students 17 and under
Amadeus Orchestra with Aaron Goldman, flute Britten: Soirees Musicales Rodrigo: Concierto Pastorale Copland: Appalachian Spring: Suite There will be a pre-concert lecture 45 minutes before the concert. A reception will follow the concert. Individual tickets are $30 and may be purchased at the door or online at http://www.amadeusconcerts.com. Students 17 and under are always admitted free of charge.

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Chamber Ensemble from “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band

May 4, Old Town Hall

Address: 3999 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 4:00pm
Contact: Joanna Ormesher
Phone: 703352ARTS
Admission: FREE
This FREE performance is an opportunity for the musicians of “The President’s Own” to showcase the versatility and musicianship that they regularly demonstrate at the White House, in concert, and on tour. The program, which includes music by Genaro Codina, Wolfgang Mozart, and Richard Strauss, was crafted by principal bassoon Master Sergeant Christopher McFarlane and shines a well-deserved spotlight on the band’s woodwind section. This performance is part of the Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Festival, which runs from April 25 to May 17. More information at www.fairfaxspotlight.org

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Huntley's Wetlands Awareness Day

May 4, Huntley Meadows Park

Address: 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22033
Times: 12pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 324-8662
Admission: Free
Celebrate the beauty and importance of wetlands at Huntley Meadows Park, the Fairfax County Park Authority's premier wetland sanctuary. This free special event will be held Sunday, May 4, 2014 from noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

Bring friends and family to stroll along the half-mile boardwalk trail and learn about beavers, wood ducks, and water quality. Look through a spotting scope at a great blue heron and meet a raptor up close. Families will receive a passport to direct them to educational displays, games, and face painting at the Family Fun Fair. There is a small fee for some activities.

Wetlands Awareness Day is co-sponsored by the Friends of Huntley Meadows Park.


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Kentucky Derby Day

May 4, Paradise Springs Winery

Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 11am - 7pm
Phone: (703) 830-9463

Join us as we host our annual Kentucky Derby party! Come dressed in your horse racing best and win prizes! A drawing will be held for horses and those with the winning horses will win some great PSW prizes!!!


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Merrybrook Civil War Trails Marker Dedication

May 4, Merrybrook

Address: 2346 Centreville Road, Herndon, VA
Times: 1pm-3pm
Phone: (703) 220-4541
Admission: FREE

Friends of Laura Ratcliffe (FOLR) are pleased to invite the public to the dedication of a new Civil War Trails Marker commemorating Laura Ratcliffe and Merrybrook, the last surviving pre-Civil War home on Centreville Rd. and a local treasure.

This is a wonderful opportunity to tour Laura's home and to enjoy a step back in time. This unique antebellum house, tucked amidst the suburban sprawl of Northern Virginia, will delight history enthusiasts and Civil War re-enactors, many of whom will show up in period attire. Guests will be treated to a glimpse of Virginia's fascinating past; Laura's great-grandfather founded the City of Fairfax (then Providence) and she was instrumental in assisting such historical figures such as John S. Mosby and J.E.B. Stuart in their wartime efforts. At times she even secreted parts of Mosby's treasury from the Yankees under a nearby boulder during part of the war.

Speakers will include Assembly Delegate, Tom Rust; Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Sharon Bulova; Dranesville Supervisor John Foust; Gretchen Bulova, Chairman of the Fairfax County History Commission; and Patrick Lennon on historical registry/markers and their importance. Local historian Chuck Mauro will present the keynote address.

Merrybrook is located just south of the Dulles Access Toll Road at 2346 Centreville Road. Directions below:

The ceremony will start at 1:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served. This is a free event; FOLR is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the historic preservation of Merrybrook and other significant historic sites. Donations are appreciated and are tax deductible.

Books on Laura Ratcliffe and on Col. Mosby will be available for sale by noted authors Chuck Mauro and Don Hakenson. Parking is available at the adjacent soccer fields just behind Merrybrook. For public transportation options and other questions please phone 703 489 8543.

A side trip to the actual location of Mosby's Rock where Laura hid purloined Yankee loot for the Confederate cause can be arranged depending on interest. She walked several miles, often in the mud and rain, at great danger to do this and more. She is a prime example of the courageous and daring women, unsung heroines, North and South, who risked their lives for their cause.  She should not be forgotten! We ask your support in helping keep her last home preserved for future generations.

DIRECTIONS: Dulles toll toad to exit 10. Left onto Centrville Rd. Right at first light at Arrowbrook Centre Drive. Up small hill to stop sign. Merrybrook is on your left. Parking assistance will be available.


Mosaic Central Farm Market

May 4 - Sep 28, Mosaic District

Recurring weekly on Sunday
Address: 2911 District Ave, Merrifield, VA
Times: 9am - 2pm
Admission: Free
A weekly farmer's market with over 30 vendors offering fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and other local products.

Vendors:

Ah Love Oil & Vinegar, Bee Chic Naturals, Bending Bridge Farm, Betty's Chips & Salsa, Capital Teas, Doctor Dread's Jerk, Dress it up Dressing, Giradot's Crumbs, Good Gardener, Hook by MediterraFISH, I Heart Butter, KarenKay's Cakes, Liberty Delight Farms, MeatCrafters, Nicecream, Nina's Pantry, Number 1 Sons, Oh! Mercy Hot Sauce, Old Town Suds, Out of the Bubble Bakery, Pinch Dumplings, Pleitez Produce, Pure Pastry Co., Rita's Crepes, Robb's Edge Express, Springfield Farm, Stonyman Gourmet Farmer, Sweet Belly Cookies, The Farm at Our House, Toigo Orchards, Twin Springs Fruit Farm, Two Acre Farm, Westmoreland Berry Farm, Westmoreland Produce


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Shout!

May 4 - May 25, ArtSpace Falls Church

Recurring weekly on Sunday
Address: 410 South Maple Ave, Falls Church, VA
Times: 2:00 p.m.; 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Laura Connors Hull
Phone: (703) 436-9948
Admission: General Admission $25; Students & Seniors $22
With its irresistible blend of hip-swiveling hits, eye-popping fashions and outrageous dance moves, SHOUT! The Mod Musical takes audiences back to the music, style and freedom of the 1960s. The revue follows five groovy gals as they come of age during those liberating days that made England swing. SHOUT! is a non-stop journey through the infectious and soulful pop anthems and ballads that made household names of Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield and Lulu. Chart-topping classic hits such as “To Sir With Love,” “Downtown,” “These Boots Are Made For Walking,” “Son of a Preacher Man” and “Goldfinger” are woven together with hilarious, ‘60s-era sound bites chronicling a time of unparalleled change from a uniquely female perspective. Created by Phillip George & David Lowenstein "Mod Musings" & "Groovy Gab" by Peter Charles Morris & Phillip George Orchestrations & Additional Arrangements by Bradley Vieth Originally Directed Off Broadway by Phillip George Originally Choreographed Off Broadway by David Lowenstein Originally Produced Off Broadway in New York City by Victoria Lang & P.P. Piccoli and Mark Schwartz Developed in Association with Amas Musical Theatre, Donna Trinkoff, Production Director

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Steve Lauri of The Hollies in Concert

May 4, Paradise Springs Winery

Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 8pm
Phone: (703) 830-9463
Admission: $45/person (includes wine tasting for those 21+)

Join us for a very special Sunday evening musical performance at Paradise Springs. Steve Lauri, singer of British rock band The Hollies, will be live in concert for an intimate performance of all his classic tunes right here at Paradise Springs!


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Children's Performance Series Presents Mr. Skip

May 5, Old Town Hall

Address: 3999 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 10:30am
Contact: Joanna Ormesher
Phone: 703352ARTS
Admission: FREE
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! Mr. Skip is joined by performers from St. Leo the Great School! This FREE performance is sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.

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John Mason Arts Achievement Award and Reception

May 5, Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center

Address: 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 6:30pm
Contact: Joanna Ormesher
Phone: 703352ARTS
Admission: FREE
The City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts requests the pleasure of your company to recognize: Kimco Realty - 2014 Business for the Arts Award Adam Lister - 2014 John Mason Arts Achievement Award Ice Cream Social Business Attire RSVP by April 25th P: 703-352-ARTS E: Joanna.ormesher@fairfaxva.gov

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Wine Dinner at Ovvio Osteria

May 6, Ovvio Osteria

Address: 2727 Merrilee Dr, Merrifield, VA
Phone: (703) 573-2161

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Jammin' Juniors Free Lunchtime Concerts

May 7 - May 21, McLean Central Park (Gazebo)

Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Address: Rt 123 and Old Dominion Dr., McLean, VA
Times: 12:30pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: Free

 

Bring your lunch and listen to some tunes!

Free lunchtime concerts for ages 2-5. Concerts will be held in the McLean Central Park Gazebo, located at Route 123 and Old Dominion Drive. Parking available at MCC.
Concerts begin at 12:30 p.m.


May 7
Roger Day
www.rogerday.com


May 14
Farmer Jason
www.farmerjason.com


May 21
Two of a Kind
www.twoofakind.com

 


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Ozomatli

May 7, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 8pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $25

In their eighteen years together as a band, celebrated Los Angeles culture-mashers Ozomatli have gone from hometown heroes to being named U.S. State Department Cultural Ambassadors. Ozomatli has always juggled two key identities: they are the voice of their city and they are citizens of the world. Their music - a notorious urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LAR&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga - has long followed a key mantra: it will take you around the world by taking you around L.A.

18 and up to enter. VALID ID required.
PLEASE NOTE: This is an all standing show, no dining reservations available. A limited number of seats will be available in the balcony on a first come, fist serve basis.

 


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"Code 20: Proceed to Improv"

May 8, Old Firehouse Teen Center

Address: 1440 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA
Times: 7 - 9pm
Phone: (703) 448-8336
Admission: Free
"Code 20: Proceed to Improv" is a coffeehouse-style night of improv and open mic performances hosted by Studio Rep, the only professional teen repertory company in the Greater McLean area. Always FREE and always the second Thursday of the month, this interactive show encourages audiences to join in the improv or jam out during open mic. The best of Washington's improv teams headline each show. Come for the laughs or come to play along, Code 20 has something for everyone.

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The Hackensaw Boys with Bryan Elijah Smith

May 8, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 8:30pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $13 advance, $16 day of

Nettwerk records discovered these Virginian natives over 7 years ago....they also support "fun." "Shiny Toy Guns" and "State Radio". The Hackensaw Boys have graced the line ups of Bonnaroo, FloydFest, All Good Music Festival ranging over US to Europe. A mix of Old-Time, Bluegrass, Country, Rock and Roll Music make this 5 person bunch worth while.

"One never doubts the Hackensaw Boys are giving you everything they have in them. It's refreshing in a world of half measures and empty talk. They have their sights on the right things and it always comes through in their music." (JamBase)

Also check out Bryan Elijah Smith and the Wild Hearts. Their unique sound defined by their raw energy & Smith's unabashedly genuine songwriting & voice makes this band one worth not only listening to but experiencing live.

18 and up to enter. VALID ID required.

 

 


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6th Annual Mulligans for MANNA Golf Tournament

May 9, Westfields Golf Club

Address: 13940 Balmoral Greens Ave, Clifton, VA
Times: 7:30 am starts
Contact: Beth Seidler
Phone: (571) 931-0025
Admission: $130 per person
On Friday, May 9th, 2014 Image Church will host the 6th Annual Mulligans for MANNA Golf Tournament at Westfields Golf Club in Clifton, VA The event will bring golfers together to putt for a purpose - to help end hunger and poverty for children around the globe, one child at a time. All net proceeds benefit MANNA Worldwide, a 501(c)3. To date, Image Church has raised over $118,000 for MANNA Worldwide. "It is not enough to simply wish the world were a better place; it is time that people stand up and shout against injustice. It is time to love those who are unloved. It is time to end the cycles of ignorance, poverty, shame, hate, and despair." - MANNA's Passion Statement

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Basic Gardening: Turf Talk and Lawn Tips

May 9, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 1:30-2:30pm
Contact: Green Spring Gardens
Phone: (703) 642-5173
Admission: $10/person
Creating a beautiful lawn isn't difficult. It just takes a little bit of knowledge, planning and effort. Learn from master gardeners the basics of developing healthy turf that can withstand pests, pathogens and weeds.

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Farm to Table: Cocktails, Tour & Dinner

May 9, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 6:30pm - 10pm
Admission: $150/person

Enjoy a culinary experience at Mount Vernon and go behind the scenes during this exclusive after-hour event. Guests are welcomed to the estate with a cocktail reception in the upper garden followed by a private tour of the Mansion where you will learn how food was grown, stored and prepared for the Washington Family.

The evening's main event is a delectable four-course dinner at the Mount Vernon Inn featuring appetizers, entrees and desserts that use products grown and harvested at Mount Vernon.

 


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Annual Annandale Hospital Bed Race

May 10, John Marr Drive

Address: 4251 John Marr Drive, Annandale, VA
Times: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Contact: Annandale Chamber of Commerce
The Annandale Hospital Bed Race is a community-building event that raises funds for Virginia Special Olympics and for community-enhancing activities. This year it will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Businesses gather teams of 5 for this whacky relay race using pediatric hospital beds that have been decorated with great enthusiasm. See www.annandalechamber.com for more information, applications, and a video.

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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents Orff’s Carmina Burana

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

Address: 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, Virginia
Times: 8:00 PM
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $25+ (Students ages 6-18: $5)
The Fairfax Symphony, in collaboration with the Fairfax Choral Society and several of the most sought after singers in the area, will conclude its 2013-2014 season with a performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. Violinist Guillermo Figueroa will join the FSO to open the program with Piazolla’s Brazilian twist on Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. Conductor: Christopher Zimmerman Guest Artists: Guillermo Figueroa, violin Danielle Talamantes, soprano Robert Baker, tenor Valentin Vasiliu, baritone Fairfax Choral Society PIAZOLLA: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires ORFF: Carmina Burana 

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Family Fun: Mother Nature's Day

May 10, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 1-2pm
Phone: (703) 642-5173
Admission: $6/person
Celebrate Mother's Day by creating a nesting box for feathered moms. Learn about birds and the different ways they raise their young, look for bird nests in our gardens and take home your nesting box for feathered moms in your yard.

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Garden Sprouts: Mother Nature's Day

May 10, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 11-noon
Contact: Green Spring Gardens
Phone: (703) 642-5173
Admission: $6/child
Celebrate Mother's Day nature-style. Hear a story about feathered moms and how they take care of their chicks. Look for bird nests in our gardens and take home materials to help bird moms make their nests.

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Grand Re-Opening of Huntley Meadows Park

May 10, Huntley Meadows Park Boardwalk

Address: 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22033
Times: 10am - 12pm
Phone: (703) 324-8662
Admission: Free
After 22 years of planning, 60 public meetings, and a cutting-edge design and construction process, the wetland at Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria, Va., has been restored. The Fairfax County Park Authority invites the public to attend the grand opening on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10 a.m. to noon. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on the boardwalk at 10:30 a.m. County officials, people involved with the project, and park naturalists will discuss why everyone is so excited about the diversity of locally rare wildlife returning to the park and the rejuvenated experience for visitors. Guided, behind the scenes walking tours begin at 11:15 a.m. to explore the restored wetland.

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Jazz Masters with John Eaton - Frank Loesser

May 10, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA
Times: 1pm
Admission: Free
Jazz pianist, musicologist and humorist John Eaton brings his popular continuing education program to The Alden. "Jazz Masters with John Eaton" is an entertaining and insightful afternoon that combines Eaton's peerless knowledge of the Great American Songbook, hilarious commentary, and elegant, ultra-tasteful renditions of jazz standards, both popular and obscure. Each seminar covers one of the giants of the genre, such as Gershwin, Porter and Berlin. You'll learn about the composer's life, writing style and musical hallmarks.

Free, no reservations required.

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Screen on the Green in Paradise "Movie Night"

May 10, Paradise Springs Winery

Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 8pm start
Phone: (703) 830-9463

Join us as our seasonal outdoor movie series continues. Tonight's film: "French Kiss."


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Spring Farm Day

May 10, Frying Pan Farm Park

Address: 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA
Times: 10am-3pm
Contact: Visitor's Center
Phone: (703) 437-9101
Admission: $7/ person or $8/person at the door. Kids under 2 free
Watch sheep shearing and antique farm equipment demonstrations, participate in hands-on farm activities such as cow and goat milking, enjoy crafts, games, and puppet shows and get an up-close introduction to the baby farm animals!

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Super Science Saturdays - Energy

May 10, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Address: 14390 Air & Space Museum Way, Chantilly, VA
Times: 10am-3pm
Phone: (703) 572-4118
Admission: Free, Parking $15

Through demonstrations and hands-on activities, visitors of all ages will become immersed in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics topics related to aviation and space exploration.


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The Heritage India Festival

May 10 - May 11, Dulles Expo Center

Recurring daily
Address: 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center Drive, Chantilly, VA
Phone: (703) 459-5000
Rushhi Entertainment, which has been at the forefront of ethnic marketing, is proud to present the Heritage India Festival 2014. Patrons have been able to enjoy shopping, entertainment and food from South Asia in one central location. The shopping portion of the event will feature exhibitors from all over South Asia that will be selling ethnic goods and services. Exhibitors & Services will include leather goods, furniture, handicrafts, gifts, rugs, garments, costume/real jewelry, home furnishing/decor products, herbal products, food products, corporate services and much more. In addition, a top South Asian cuisine restaurant of the Washington Metro area will be featuring culinary delights from different parts of the sub-continent. This will include foods/beverages from different parts of India, Pakistan and other parts of South Asia. The event will also feature a live stage with tons of entertainment including fashion shows, beauty pageants, dance competitions and local talent performances.

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Ticonderoga Farms Spring Mothers Day Weekend

May 10 - May 11, Ticonderoga Farms

Recurring daily
Address: 26469 Ticonderoga Road, Chantilly, VA
Times: 10am - 5pm
Phone: (703) 327-4424
Admission: Moms & grandmas are FREE! All others $10.95.

Mom's and Grandma's are FREE! All others $10.95 per. Under 2 free. Crafts, Vendors, and activities that will allow "Mom" to have a great day to remember. More detail on vendors and crafts to be posted soon.


Come to see the view of over 12 varieties of bulbs bursting into the blanket of tens of thousands blooms. In addition to have chance to pick your own, we also have pre-cut bunches at our Farm Market.


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War of 1812 Day

May 10, Sully Historic Site

Address: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA
Times: 11am - 4pm
Phone: (703) 437-1794
Admission: $8/adult, $6/senior and child

2014 marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812's final year. At this round-robin event, hear about the burning of Washington, DC, and Dolley Madison's daring escape from the White House. See the troops drilling and firing as they prepare for battle. Enjoy popular music from 200 years ago with Ship's Company Chanteymen as they perform songs from their 1812 CD. This War of 1812 Bicentennial program is supported by the Sully Foundation, Ltd. in memory of Thom F. Hanes, one of the original founders. $8/adult, $6/senior and child.


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Workhouse Barnes & Noble Bookfair

May 10, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 1pm - 5pm
The Workhouse will be taking over the Fairlakes Barnes and Noble Bookstore on Saturday, May 10 from 1-5pm to host a fundraising book fair.

Join us for free book mark making, free face painting, artist and instructor demos, and most importantly, books! A portion of all book and gift sales that happen during the book fair, both in-store and online, will go directly to support the Workhouse and its programs. A list of activities happening during the book fair will be available soon!


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Lake Anne Summer Film Festival

May 11 - Sep 14, Lake Anne Plaza (Waterfront)

Recurring monthly on the 2nd Sunday
Address: 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, Virginia
Times: Sundown (rain or shine). Check the Lake Anne Plaza website for approximate sundown times each movie night.
Admission: Free
Lake Anne Plaza is pleased to announce the return of the Lake Anne summer film festival on the waterfront. The free mini-film festival will take place the second Sunday of every month from May - September transforming the Plaza into a free outdoor movie theatre.

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Mother's Day Tea

May 11, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 1p-3p
Contact: Green Spring Gardens
Phone: (703) 642-5173
Admission: $29
Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea while we tell you about some of the remarkable mothers who raised children in the Historic House from the 1780s to the 1960s. They lived in the same house but their stories, reflecting very different eras, are unique.

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Prelude Chamber Ensemble 5th Anniversary Concert

May 11, Saint John's United Methodist Church

Address: 5312 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA
Times: 3pm to 5pm
Admission: Free
Prelude Chamber Ensemble is a non-profit group of passionate musicians who are dedicated to promoting classical music and cultural exchange, encouraging the development of young musicians throughout the love of music. The Prelude Chamber Ensemble will perform an array of epic movie theme songs. Many Special Guests will share their incredible talent. And a special performance of the Youth String Orchestra. Join us for an After-Concert Reception as the Prelude Chamber Ensemble celebrates their 5th year in serving the community through music. The concert is free and open to all.

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The Lincoln Assassination

May 13, Sully Historic Site

Address: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA
Times: 7PM
Phone: (703) 437-1794
Admission: FREE; Donations Gracefully Accepted

The Lincoln Assassination - The speaker will be Eric Martin, National Park Service Ranger at Ford's Theatre National Historic Site. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, Sully Historic Site presents an evening lecture series. This Civil War Commemorative Program is sponsored by the Sully Foundation, Ltd. in memory of Thom Fitzhugh Hanes, one of the original founders. Each evening, historians present an in-depth look at the life and death of President Abraham Lincoln.


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ZooFari

May 15, National Zoo

Address: Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC
Times: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Admission: $175 - $200
ZooFari is back with more than 100 of the area's finest restaurants! Join us for a delicious evening of gourmet food, fine wines, celebrity chefs, and conservation!

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23rd Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

May 16 - May 18, Reston Town Center

Recurring daily
Address: 12001 Market Street, Reston, VA
Times: Friday, 5-8pm ; Saturday, 10am-8pm ; Sunday, 10am-5pm
Admission: Free; donations appreciated.
This destination style arts festival offers plenty to see, taste, hear and do - from hand crafted, one of a kind artwork, contemporary and original performances, artist demonstrations, acclaimed children's activities, and live music. Over 200 master artisans in 16 different categories, including Ceramics, Digital and Multi-Media Art, Drawing, Fiber/Textiles, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Mixed Media 2D, Mixed Media 3D, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Wood.

 


 


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Bike to Work Day

May 16, Mosaic District - Strawberry Park

Address: 2911 District Ave, Merrifield, VA
Times: 6:30am - 9:00am
Admission: Free
Join Mosaic for the 2014 Bike to Work Day! As you ride to work, make a pit stop in Strawberry Park for a morning pick-me-up: food, beverages and give-aways will all make for a fun way to kickstart your day!

Visit BikeToWorkMetroDC.org for more information.

 


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Miller Training

May 16 - May 17, Colvin Run Mill

Recurring daily
Address: 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, VA 22033
Times: 8am - 5pm
Phone: (703) 759-2771
Admission: $150/person
Prepaid reservations required by 5/2. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. $150 per person, includes supply fee. (Ages 16-Adult). This is a rare opportunity to participate in a two-day, hands-on "practicum" and learn to operate a water-powered mill. Sponsored in part by the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills and presented by Colvin Run Mill's miller, Mason Maddox. Call Colvin Run Mill 703-759-2771 for reservations or more information.

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Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour

May 16 - May 18, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA

Sample wine from 16 Virginia wineries while enjoying the one-of-a-kind view from Washington's lawn overlooking the scenic Potomac River. Learn about the successes and failures of our Founding Father's wine endeavors, and meet "George and Martha Washington" on the Mansion's piazza.


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Claude Moore Colonial Farm 1771 Market Fair

May 17 - May 18, Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Recurring daily
Address: 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA
Times: 11:00am to 4:30pm
Phone: (703) 442-7557
Admission: Adult: $6; Children aged 3-12: $3; Children under three: Free; Seniors $3
Celebrate spring at the first Market Fair of the season. Purchase herb and flower plants and shop for the latest fashions in clothing, jewelry, potions and lotions. Play games and watch a children's puppet theatre. Order nails from the Blacksmith or watch the Potter make pots on his wheel. Lunch might be fresh vegetables, roast chicken, sausages and bread. Lemonade and sugar cakes from the Sweets stand and wine or ale from the Tavern provide a break from shopping and the other business of the Fair.

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Crowded Streets: The Dave Matthews Band Tribute

May 17, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $12 advance, $15 day of

Crowded Streets has spent the better part of the last decade touring the East Coast and bringing top notch live recreations of one of the top touring acts of the past twenty years, the Dave Matthews Band.

18 and up to enter. VALID ID required.

 

 

 


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Girls on the Run NOVA 5K

May 17, Mosaic District

Address: 2910 District Ave, Merrifield, VA
Times: 8am
Phone: (703) 273-3153
Admission: See website.
Girls on the Run® is a developmental youth sports program founded by Molly Barker in 1996. Our organization is committed to providing pre-adolescent girls with the necessary tools to embrace their individual strengths as they enter middle and high school.

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McLean Day 2014

May 17, Lewinsville Park

Address: 1659 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA
Times: 11am - 5pm

Save the date! McLean Day 2014, now in its 99th year! Festival and rides from 11am - 5pm.

McLean Day is the day when the whole town comes out to Lewinsville Park to celebrate their community! It's a day the kids can't wait for and anticipate for months. There is no admission fee to the festival itself and shuttle buses run all day long to get you there with minimal hassle.
Spend the day outside with the McLean Community (nonprofit groups, crafters, local businesses) and enjoy carnival rides, live entertainment and delicious food. The Alden will provide live entertainment on the McLean Day Stage. The kids will love the carnival rides throughout the park, midway with games and free pony rides for the little ones. 


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Michael Cartellone - Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Takes Artwork on Tour

May 17, Wentworth Gallery - Tysons Galleria

Address: 1807 U. International Drive, McLean, VA
Times: 6pm-9pm
Phone: (703) 833-0111
Admission: FREE
Wentworth Galleries is honored to present Michael Cartellone: The Four Davids: an extraordinary collection that will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at two Wentworth Gallery locations in Bethesda, MD and McLean, VA on Saturday, May 17, 2014. World-renowned as the drummer for the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Multi-Platinum recording artist and extraordinary visual artist presents a newly curated Collection, and the highlight of these works, The Four Davids, have been described by gallerists and Collectors alike as the genesis of his artistry, and his finest works to date. Cartellone will appear at Wentworth Gallery in Bethesda on May 17 from 1-4 pm and Wentworth Gallery in McLean from 6-9pm. To RSVP to Bethesda, call 301-365-3270 and for McLean call 703-833-0111.

Slave Dwelling Project at Ben Lomond Historic Site

May 17, Ben Lomond Historic Site

Address: 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas, VA
Times: 11am-4pm
Phone: (703) 367-7872
Admission: $7 per person; children 6 and under FREE
Since 2000 Mr. Joseph McGill, Jr. of the National Trust of Historic Preservation has traveled all across the country sleeping in and interpreting original slave quarters to raise awareness.  Ben Lomond Historic Site is pleased to announce that Mr. McGill will include the Ben Lomond slave quarters to his project as well as costumed historians to interpret enslaved life in Prince William County prior to the Civil War.  Proceeds go towards preservation of the Ben Lomond Slave Quarters.

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Spring Garden Day - The Big Plant Sale

May 17, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 9am - 3pm
Contact: Green Spring Gardens
Phone: (703) 642-5173
More than 40 vendors of rare and unusual plants descend on Green Spring Gardens to fill your spring gardening needs! Friends of Green Spring members receive 10% off plants in the Garden Gate Plant Shop. Don't miss this exciting annual tradition!

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Bluebell Music Festival

May 18, The Winery at Bull Run

Address: 15950 Lee Hwy, Centreville, VA
Times: 11am - 7pm
Phone: (703) 815-2233
Join us for live jazz, blues, rock and Top 40 music; wonderful food; and our own delicious wine! Best of all, proceeds from the event will benefit various charitable organizations.

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Free Junior Golf Clinic

May 18, Herndon Centennial Golf Course

Address: 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 12:30-2pm
Phone: (703) 471-5769
Admission: FREE

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Paris Repertoire Choral Concert

May 18, Saint Luke Catholic Church

Address: 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, Virginia
Times: 4:00 pm
Contact: Paul Skevington
Phone: (703) 356-0670
Admission: $25.00
The Saint Luke Festival Choir will be joined by members of Our Lady of Mercy Choir in Potomac. This 45 voice choir will perform a wide selection of favorite church anthems, including Renaissance composers Palestrina and Byrd, French composers Berger and Duruflé, contemporary composers Nestor and Gjeilo, and spirituals by Dawson and Hailstork. Also, Paul Skevington will play on solo organ the César Franck Chorale No. 3 in A minor. This performance will benefit the joint choir's Summer 2014 pilgramage to France where they will sing at Notre Dame, Chartres, and other major French churches.

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Children's Performance Series Presents Stop, Drop and Roll Puppet Show

May 19, Old Town Hall

Address: 3999 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 10:30am
Contact: Joanna Ormesher
Phone: 703352ARTS
Admission: FREE
"Stop Drop and Roll" - The City of Fairfax Fire Department Puppet Show Bringing fun into learning important lessons for all the family! The last time the Show came to visit us at Old Town Hall the puppets were an instant hit! Please join us again for this amazing show - and learn some useful lessons from our amazing Fire Department through the magic of puppetry! This FREE performance is sponosored by the City of Farifax Commission on the Arts.

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Clyde's Devils Backbone Beer Dinner

May 21, Clyde's of Tysons Corner

Address: 8332 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 734-1901
Admission: $55/person
Four-course tasting menu featuring Devils Backbone beer. 

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A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

May 23, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: Friday, 8pm and Saturday, 5:45pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25-$65
The nation’s favorite radio host leads an ensemble cast through his radio variety show featuring comedy sketches, musical guests, and Keillor’s signature monologue, “The News from Lake Wobegon”

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Bat Boy: The Musical at 1st Stage Theatre

May 23 - Jun 22, 1st Stage Theater in Tysons

Recurring daily
Address: 1524 Spring Hill Road, McLean, Virginia
Times: Check website.
Contact: Carol
Phone: (703) 854-1856
Ripped from the 1992 World Weekly News tabloid headline,Bat Boy:The Musical is both musical comedy/horror spoof and big-hearted satire on American prejudice.

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Memorial Day Weekend at Paradise Springs

May 23 - May 26, Paradise Springs Winery

Recurring daily
Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 11am - 7pm
Phone: (703) 830-9463

Celebrate the holiday at Paradise Springs with Rocklands BBQ, Live Music and Movie Night #2.


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Jazz and Wine at the Winery at Bull Run

May 24, The Winery at Bull Run

Address: 15950 Lee Hwy, Centreville, VA
Times: 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Contact: Brandon Cosby
Phone: (703) 246-3184
Admission: $50
Come join O.A.R. (Opportunities, Alternatives, and Resources) to celebrate Memorial Day and raise funds for an important organization. O.A.R. rebuilds lives and breaks the cycle of crime for thousands of individuals and families. We provide support to families and opportunities for citizens to successfully return to the community after involvement with the criminal justice system. O.A.R. keeps our community safe. Those in attendance can expect a glorious celebration in a historic setting with a live jazz band and award winning wine. Guests are encouraged to dress in seersucker suits and sundresses to create an alluring ambiance and unique experience. The fundraiser is being held Memorial Day weekend and will take place just steps away from the historic Manassas National Battlefield. We will honor and thank O.A.R. supporters, families, and friends who serve or have served in our military.

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Screen on the Green in Paradise "Movie Night"

May 24, Paradise Springs Winery

Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 8pm start
Phone: (703) 830-9463

Join us as our seasonal outdoor movie series continues. Tonight's film: "Field of Dreams."


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Tasting Party: Coffee Cupping

May 24, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 10:30am-noon
Phone: (703) 941-7987
Admission: $30/person
Can you tell Guatemalan coffee from Indonesian? Discover why coffees from different countries are quite distinct and taste the differences for yourself. Sample coffees from major growing regions of the world to assess how terroir, or taste of place, affects your cup of Joe! 

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The World's Greatest '70s Experience, featuring the Right On Band

May 24, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $12 advance, $15 day of

The Right On Band is not your average 70's tribute show, the group has truly earned the title "The World's Greatest 70's Show Band." A ten-piece band with a full horn section, the Right On Band has been keeping the 70's alive for 15 years. They have performed all over the world, with notable performances such as President Obama's Inaugural Ball and opening for acts like KC & The Sunshine Band, The Doobie Brothers, Hall & Oates, The Commodores and The Village People.

So dust off your platforms, break out the bell bottoms, perfect those dance moves and be prepared for the Right On Band to take you on a voyage back in time!
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Herndon Centennial Golf Course Customer Appreciation Day

May 25, Herndon Centennial Golf Course

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

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Music Friends Concerts: Young Soloists Recital

May 25, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA
Times: 3pm
Kenneth Ryu Naito, 13, is in the eighth grade at Bonnie Branch Middle School and studies violin with Shirley Givens. David DiMeglio, 13, is in the seventh grade at Longfellow Middle School and studies piano with Eric Himy. Eric Lin, 13, is in the eighth grade at Longfellow Middle School and studies piano with Marjorie Lee. Ann Liu, 16, is a junior at McLean High School and studies piano with Nancy O'Neill Breth. Miyabi Saito, 17, is a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology and studies piano with Rosita Kerr Mang.

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Memorial Day Observance

May 26, Chestnut Grove Cemetery

Address: 831 Dranesville Road, Herndon, VA
Times: 10am
Phone: (703) 481-1200

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Memorial Day Observance

May 26, Chestnut Grove Cemetery

Address: 831 Dranesville Rd, Herndon, VA
Times: 10am
Phone: (703) 481-1200
Admission: Free
Town of Herndon Memorial Day Observance

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Midday Movie Musicals: "Meet Me in St. Louis"

May 28, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 1pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: Free
Midday Movie Musicals

Free screenings of The Alden staff's favorite movie musicals! Special event: Alden Theatre founder Bob Alden's selection.

Bob and Diane Alden's pick: "Meet Me in St. Louis"
Wednesday, May 28 at 1 p.m.
113 minutes, not rated.
Free. No reservations required.

 


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Modern Moves

May 28, Reston Community Center - CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Rd, Reston, VA
Times: 8pm
Phone: (703) 476-4500
Admission: $15 - $30
Three of D.C.'s most prominent choreographers - Daniel Burkholder, Daniel Phoenix Singh and Erica Rebollar - come together to create an eclectic evening of thrilling and fascinating modern dance.

"Choreographer Erica Rebollar creates masterful pieces of work..." -DC Metro Theater Arts

"Director Daniel Burkholder relishes the unknown and encourages his colleagues to push themselves to the edge and beyond." -The Washington Post

"Taste and clarity of expression within parameters of high aesthetic standards set Dakshina from Washington D.C. apart as a dance company…Its gifted young director Daniel (Phoenix Singh) anchors talents of varying cultural origin and, himself a Bharatanatyam dancer, absorbs influences in his work." -Times of India


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34th Annual Herndon Festival

May 29 - Jun 1, Historic Downtown Herndon

Recurring daily
Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, Virginia
Times: Thursday 6-10pm, Friday 5-11pm, Saturday 10am–11pm, Sunday 11am–6pm
Contact: Herndon Parks and Recreation
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Admission: Free
The 34th Annual Herndon Festival, a community wide celebration will be held from Thursday, May 29 thru Sunday, June 1 in and around downtown Herndon’s Municipal Center complex and historic Town Hall Square. The Festival, produced by the Town of Herndon Parks & Recreation Department with assistance from area civic organizations and businesses, is one of Northern Virginia’s top FREE outdoor events, which attracts over 80,000 people over the four days. The event features a carnival all four days, three stages of entertainment, a 10K/5K Race & Fitness Expo, children’s hands on art area, kids alley, business expo, two nights of fireworks, arts and crafts vendors, and an assortment of food vendors. Visit www.herndonfestival.net for detailed information. Free parking and shuttle bus from Worldgate Shopping Center and Herndon High School.

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Parthenon Huxley presents Acoustic Electric Light Orchestra

May 29, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 8:00pm
Contact: Jammin Java-Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $15
Maryland's Parthenon Huxley successfully juggles two musical careers. He is a recording artist for labels like Columbia, Universal and Rhino; he is also the singer and guitarist for ELO Part II (now called The Orchestra) since 1998 playing ELO hits at sold out venues all over the world. On May 29 at Jammin' Java, Huxley will present a show highlighting both of his careers. The first set will feature songs from his new album Thank You Bethesda as well as selected songs from his award-winning albums Purgatory Falls and "Deluxe". The second set will feature some of ELO's greatest hits such as "Evil Woman", "Livin' Thing", "Telephone Line" and "Do Ya" with Huxley accompanied by virtuoso violinist Ben Hoyt and touring vet Dave Phenicie on bass and vocals. "Acoustic ELO" recently brought down the house at Bethesda's Blues and Jazz Supper Club, causing owner Rick Brown to call Huxley "the best singer we've had at the club since we opened a year ago."

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Basic Gardening: Gardening on a Shoestring

May 30, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 1:30-2:30pm
Contact: Green Spring Gardens
Phone: (703) 642-5173
Admission: $10/person
Want to garden, but think it too expensive? Learn basic, creative ways for beginning gardeners to stretch their dollars while creating beautiful landscapes and productive vegetable gardens. Master gardeners show inexpensive or free sources for plants and items to beautify your garden.

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Triennial Garden Symposium

May 30 - Jun 1, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA

This conference at Mount Vernon will examine, discuss and evaluate a wide variety of topics -- starting below ground with appropriate 18th-century bulbs and the search for lost gardens, moving to gardening under cover and specialized structures for maintaining plants throughout the winter, then to the trans-Atlantic exchange of seed and their frontier stories, and finally gardens of 18th-century Virginia. This conference offers a broad scope of historic garden and landscape topics and will prove to be intellectually stimulating and a most enjoyable conference for all.


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Under the Streetlamp | Gentleman's Rule

May 30, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25-$50
Slick dance moves and tight harmonies from retro-inspired Jersey Boys quartet and an 8-man a cappella powerhouse produced by the founder of Straight No Chaser

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33rd Annual Vintage Virginia Wine & Food Festival

May 31 - Jun 1, Bull Run Regional Park

Recurring daily
Address: 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA
Times: Saturday 11am-6pm; Sunday 11am-5pm
Phone: (703) 631-0550
Admission: $30+ (see website for details)

Taking place at the historic Bull Run Regional Park Special Events park, just 20 minutes from Washington DC, Vintage Virginia offers a one-stop-shopping environment, where you can taste before you buy! Take advantage of the opportunity to meet your local winemaker ...or better still, reserve a spot in the Top 5 Tasting Tent. There you will have the next-step-up experience, sitting at a table while taking a personalized guided tasting tour of Virginia's finest wineries. Stroll the grounds and shop from over one hundred artisans and crafters, indulge in cuisine ranging from Maryland crab cakes to Italian bruschetta while you soak up the funky sounds of various stage performers... All this and more at Vintage Virginia - don't miss it!


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Great Tastes of Tysons

May 31 - Jun 1, Town Square Tysons II

Recurring daily
Address: Tysons Blvd., Tysons Corner, VA
Times: VIP Admission: 12pm-6pm; General Admission: 1pm-6pm
Admission: Ticket prices vary
This NEW Culinary Event is a MUST VISIT for Foodies everywhere. From the producers at Drink.Eat.Relax ... join us for a weekend of food enjoyment and relaxation that has never been tasted before. Escape the hustle of the Beltway politics and imbibe in the most delicious pairings and demonstrations of the summer.

• Over 150 International Different Wines, Beers, and Spirits in an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE affair.

• Authentic South American Grilling Demonstrations to start your summer off right. Join Chef Victor Albisu, owner of Del Campo, an upscale South American grill in the Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It was named a Best New Restaurant of 2013 by Esquire magazine. Chef Victor will be hosting the South American Grilling Demonstrations!

 

• Two Tracts of Hands-On Workshops from Wine Exploration, to Butchering, to How to Make Sushi......get into a small group and get your hands dirty.

• Enjoy the Mid-Atlantic's Best Food Trucks

• Picnic under the Great Tents

• Travel The World in Specialty Pavilions including The South American Adventure and the Pan Asian Expedition

• Enjoy Chef Demonstrations on the Cooking Stage

• The Craft Beer Tasting Village will offer the latest in seasonal craft beers and ciders

• Tryout your favorites at the Gin Tasting Table, Compare Scotches at the Scotch Lounge, Find love at the Rum Shack, and many other specialty areas.


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Northern Virginia Magazine's Annual Slice is Right Food Event

May 31, Lake Anne Plaza (Waterfront)

Address: 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, Virginia
Times: 2pm
More details to come.

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Raul Midón

May 31, Reston Community Center - CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Rd, Reston, VA
Times: 8pm
Phone: (703) 476-4500
Admission: $20 - $40
Raul Midón's singular timeless soul pop jazz sound garnered him a standing ovation during his television debut on David Letterman and an open invitation back to Jay Leno following his appearance there. This talented, mesmerizing genre-defying artist has travelled the globe from India to Indiana spreading the message that you can do it, you can be yourself and you can be recognized and be bold.

With three major label records under his belt, State of Mind, A World within a World and Synthesis - and countless appearances both on television worldwide and on other artist's records - he is a pro and more a part of the musical landscape than you might realize. Not only have the music lovers of the world recognized his gifts, but so have some of the greatest musicians in recent history.


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Springfield Days Festival 2014

May 31 - Jun 1, Springfield - various locations

Recurring daily
Address: Loisdale Road, Springfield, VA
Times: Various Times

Springfield Days is an annual community festival in the heart of the greater Springfield area of Virginia. Family activities for all ages and a variety of interests are available throughout the weekend. On Saturday, May 31, participate in the Springfield 5K (8am at the Springfield Town Center, previous site of the Springfield Mall). Attend the Farmer's Market starting at 10am at the same location. Also, attend the PetFest (on-leash pets welcome) from 9am-3pm at South Run Park (7550 Reservation Drive, Springfield). Then attend the Springfield Car Show starting at 10am at the American Legion Post 107 (6520 Amherst Avenue, Springfield).

On Sunday, June 1, attend the Cardboard Boat Regatta at Lake Accotink park at 2pm. (Located at 7500 Accotink Park Rd., Springfield).

Information about all events can be found at www.springfielddays.com. Information specific to the 5K can also be found at www.runspringfield.org.  


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Tournaments for Turf: Moonlight Madness

May 31 - Jun 1, Braddock Park

Recurring daily
Address: Braddock Road, Clifton, VA
Times: 6pm - 10am
Phone: (703) 324-8759
Admission: $275/team before May 20; $300/team after May 20. Deadline to register: May 28
Warm up for your team’s “summer of swat” with the Park Authority’s Moonlight Madness softball tournament! The all-night, co-ed adult softball extravaganza includes a three-game, 55-minute game guarantee. Prizes are awarded to the tournament champions, male and female MVPs and Homerun Derby and Speed Check contest winners. The games begin at 6 p.m. on May 31 and end the next day at 10 a.m. at Braddock Park. The per-team cost is $275 if registered before May 20 and $300 after May 20. There’s a 24-team limit, so register soon! For more information and to register, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/tournaments-for-turf, or call 703-324-8759. Proceeds from the Moonlight Madness softball tournament will benefit the Park Authority’s athletic turf replacement program.

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Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Conference: The American Civil War in a Global Context

May 31, George Mason University Center for the Arts

Address: 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 9:30am-5pm
Phone: (804) 786-3591
Admission: Registration fee is $15 (conference only) or $25 (conference and lunch)

This program, the sixth installment in the popular annual Signature Conference series, provides the opportunity to look at the Civil War from an intriguing perspective and situates its meaning in the wider currents of world history.

The Civil War was an intense regional struggle, but it was also an international event in many ways. Considering it from this standpoint provides a number of unexpected connections between the American crisis and the wider world, while shedding new light on the war itself.

The conference will juxtapose the Civil War with other internal conflicts during the same period—the national unifications in Europe, the struggles over identity in Japan, rebellions in China and in India. Each case has distinctive features, which comparison helps to highlight, but there were some common issues that provide fresh insights into the American experience.

Dr. Peter N. Stearns, Provost and Professor of History at George Mason University, chairs the program, which brings together historians of international acclaim to discuss the war's wider impacts in areas ranging from the global cotton trade, to international abolition efforts, to changes in the future of military operations, to the implications of the Civil War as one of the first wars fought in an industrial age.


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Herndon Festival 5K/10K Races

Jun 1, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 7:30am
Phone: (703) 787-7300

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Unmentionables: 19th Century Undergarments

Jun 1, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 1p-3:30p
Contact: Green Spring Gardens
Phone: (703) 642-5173
Admission: $35 (program + tea); $15 (program only)
By popular request, artist and collector Caroline Hottenstein returns to display and discuss her extensive collection of Victorian undergarments. Learn about the outrageous hidden paraphernalia that women were obliged to wear. Corsets, stockings, bustles, hoops, and many other not-to-be-seen items will be on full view!

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The Motet

Jun 5, The State Theatre

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

Hailing from Colorado, the Motet is a world-class improvisational funk band that has dedicated more than a decade to the healing powers of funky dance music. Although the early years of the band saw a constantly revolving cast of musicians, the most recent incarnation has been touring the country for the last several years developing a new and unique style with roots in funk, afrobeat, disco, electronic music, and soul. This new Motet has quickly gained a reputation for throwing infectious dance parties everywhere they go, creating a deep rapport between band and audience.

With the release of their 7th album, the Motet has once again showcased their commitment to pushing the sonic envelope while remaining dedicated to the musical traditions that have defined their sound. The band's decision to call the album "The Motet" is a reflection that the group has finally become what it has striven to be throughout its existence. The album is a truly collaborative effort, with each member contributing equally to the writing process. In addition, the band spent hundreds of hours in the studio meticulously crafting vintage tones that hearken back to the glory days of funk music. The result is an organic collection of strong interlocking parts and melodies that sounds like nothing else on this planet.

"The Motet's eponymous album represents everything that is pure, organic and blissful about the band's music."
Charles Sokolof - Grateful Web

"...55 glorious minutes of Motet music that showcases their growth as individuals and as an unstoppable funk machine in the span of nine tracks."
Susan Rice - Upstate Live

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jun 6 - Jun 21, ArtSpace Falls Church

Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Address: 410 South Maple Ave, Falls Church, VA
Times: 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Laura Connors Hull
Phone: (703) 436-9948
Admission: Adults $15; Students/Seniors $12
This Spring, the Learning Theater tackles William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy. Follow the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors and their interactions with woodland fairies. The action takes place in an enchanted forest where we encounter a handsome fairy king and queen, star-crossed lovers, a weaver who’s transformed into a half-donkey, and the mischievous Puck who proves that “falling in love makes fools of us all.”

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Celebrate Fairfax

Jun 6 - Jun 8, Fairfax County Government Center

Recurring daily
Address: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA
Times: Friday 6pm-12am; Saturday 10am-12am; Sunday 11am-7pm
Phone: (703) 324-3247
Admission: See website for ticket pricing details

Celebrate Fairfax!, Northern Virginia's largest community-wide celebration, arrives June 6-8, 2014 to the Fairfax County Government Center. Presented by Celebrate Fairfax, Inc, the annual festival hosts tens of thousands of visitors during the three-day run.

The 25-acre site is magically filled with fascinating sights and sounds of more than 300 exhibitors, food vendors, crafters and interactive activities. Celebrate Fairfax! showcases live concerts on eight stages, ExxonMobil Children's Avenue, a petting zoo, the Fairfax County Karaoke Championship, carnival rides, and great festival foods. Another fun activity for kids is the Inova Train Ride.

Nightly fireworks, presented by Leidos, are a highlight of the festival, and one of many great family programs. This year's Bud Light Main Stage features top national headline performers: The All American Rejects, Cheap Trick and The Hunts.

For more information on any of the festival's programs, or to become a part of the festival as a volunteer, sponsor, performing artist, or simply to attend, please browse our website, or contact the Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. office at 703-324-FAIR (3247).

 


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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Jun 6 - Jun 8, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Recurring daily
Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 2pm & 8pm; Sunday, 2pm & 8pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $22-$80
“Be Our Guest!” Belle and her enchanted entourage prove love conquers all in this family-favorite musical with an Oscar-winning score featuring “Something There” and “If I Can’t Love Her”

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jun 7 - Jun 22, ArtSpace Falls Church

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 410 South Maple Ave, Falls Church, VA
Times: 2:00 p.m.
Contact: Laura Connors Hull
Phone: (703) 436-9948
Admission: Adults $15; Students/Seniors $12
This Spring, the Learning Theater tackles William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy. Follow the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors and their interactions with woodland fairies. The action takes place in an enchanted forest where we encounter a handsome fairy king and queen, star-crossed lovers, a weaver who’s transformed into a half-donkey, and the mischievous Puck who proves that “falling in love makes fools of us all.”

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Applause Unlimited presents "The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen"

Jun 7, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: $15
Ages 4+. In this award winning show two puppeteers combine their talents to present three of Hans Christian Andersen's best loved stories. Puppetry, masks and storytelling fill the stage as the performers manipulate over twenty hand puppets, rod puppets, and marionettes while telling "The Ugly Duckling", "Thumbelina", and "The Emperor's New Clothes".

 


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Bukas Loob sa Diyos of Washington presents Leyte Dance Theater Philippines in "BAYAN KO"

Jun 7, Fairfax High School

Address: 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, Virginia
Times: 3pm - 5pm
Phone: (703) 203-2822
Admission: General admission, $35; Youth, $20; VIP, $50
Proceeds will benefit the various programs and outreach projects of BLD Washington and the Leyte Typhoon victims.

Flea Market at Lake Fairfax

Jun 7 - Jun 21, Lake Fairfax Park

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston, VA
Times: 8am - 4pm
Phone: (703) 471-5416
Admission: Free for shoppers; $25 fee for vendors
You never know what you may find at a flea market. Gently used clothes, sports equipment, home furnishings, and other treasures may be discovered. This spring, shoppers are invited to peruse the flea market at Lake Fairfax Park on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Relay for Life

Jun 7, Herndon Middle School

Address: Locust Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 1pm
Phone: (703) 938-5550

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The North Face Endurance Challenge - Washington D.C.

Jun 7, Begins at Algonkian Regional Park

Address: Algonkian Regional Park, Sterling, Virginia
Times: 5AM
Contact: Endurance Challenge
Phone: (469) 475-1317
The North Face Endurance Challenge returns to Algonkian Regional Park, Great Falls Park and the Potomac Heritage Trail again in 2014. The course keeps runners on their toes with ever-changing terrain. Overall, the course consists of 50% single-track, 30% dirt or gravel double-track, 10% gravel carriage road and 10% paved road. 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon relay, marathon, 50k and 50m distances!

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A Rhapsodic Duo

Jun 8, Saint Luke Catholic Church

Address: 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, Virginia
Times: 4:00 pm
Contact: Paul Skevington
Phone: (703) 356-0670
Admission: $25.00
Pianist Thomas Pandolfi, known for his intensity and technical brilliance, along with cellist Doug Wolters, principal cellist of the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, present a variety of works for cello and piano. The program will include works by Schumann, Debussy, Bartok, and Chopin. Tickets available online at www.musicinmclean.org/2013-2014-season.html or at the door.

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Garden Fairy Tea

Jun 8, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 2-3:30pm
Contact: Green Spring Gardens
Phone: (703) 642-5173
Admission: $15/person
Did you know that fairies inhabit Green Spring Gardens? Don a pair of fairy wings and craft a fairy wand at our family tea and then follow the fairy dust on a fairy-find in our enchanted gardens.

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Peter Murphy

Jun 8, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Phone: (703) 237-0300

 

 


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SpeakeasyDC: "Born This Way: Stories about Queer Culture in America"

Jun 8, Reston Community Center - CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Rd, Reston, VA
Times: 3pm
Phone: (703) 476-4500
Admission: $15 - $30
SpeakeasyDC, one of the region's premier storytelling theatres, presents an afternoon of entertaining, thought-provoking, and exquisitely-crafted true stories that showcase a range of perspectives from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered (LGBT) community and their allies. From forbidden love, to fumbling "first times," and reflecting many quirky sub-cultures, all of the stories shed light on the challenges and triumphs that "queer" folks in America have endured and enjoyed. SpeakeasyDC's audiences laugh, cringe and - most of all - relate to the universal search for belonging and self-discovery. Strong language and sexual content. This performance is recommended for adults only.

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Sunday Soiree Series: Our Great Fathers

Jun 8, McLean Community Center

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 3pm - 5pm
Admission: $5/person
As inexpensive and enjoyable dates go, they don't get better than this! Come hear the music of The Wayne Tympanick Trio as you try out your favorite dance moves and enjoy appetizers and other refreshments.

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Women’s Golf Month Free Clinic

Jun 8, Herndon Centennial Golf Course

Address: 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: noon-1:30pm
Phone: (703) 471-5769

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Buddy Guy

Jun 10, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 8pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $61

Buddy Guy is one of the most celebrated blues guitarists of his generation (and arguably the most celebrated), possessing a sound and style that embodied the traditions of classic Chicago Blues while also embracing the fire and flash of rock & roll. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005, with both Eric Clapton and B.B. King presenting him with his award, and in 2012 he performed a special concert at the White House, where he persuaded President Barack Obama to join him at the vocal mike for a few choruses of "Sweet Home Chicago." Now for the first time, Buddy Guy graces the stage of the State Theatre for this special performance.

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Trey McIntyre Project

Jun 11, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8:30 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $10-$44
In their final DC performance, this inventive and bold contemporary ballet company performs to Queen’s glam-rock stylings

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Garden Stroll & Tea

Jun 12 - Jun 26, Green Spring Gardens

Recurring every 2 weeks on Thursday
Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 1pm - 3pm
Contact: Green Spring Gardens
Phone: (703) 941-7987
Admission: $29/person
Tour some of the glorious demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent who will inspire you with stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea served in our 1784 historic house. Register online. Event dates: April 24, May 8, May 22, June 12 and June 26

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Leon Russell

Jun 12, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 8:30pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $25

By the time Leon Russell became known to audiences in the late 60s as the phenomenal piano man on Joe Cocker's "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" tour, he was already revered within the music industry as the ultimate rock and roll session man. As a member of Phil Spector's studio brigade known as the "Wall of Sound", Russell had recorded with or written for musicians ranging from The Byrds to Frank Sinatra to Ike and Tina Turner.


Branching out beyond the rock and roll and pop his career had centered around, he made forays into country (pairing with Willie Nelson) and bluegrass (in his band New Grass Revival), recording dozens of albums while continuing to pen tunes for other performers. Russell scored big with hits like "Tightrope", "Delta Lady", "This Masquerade", and "Roll away the Stone", earning five gold records over the course of his career. The nineties saw a return to the bluesy rock and roll sound he succeeds in nailing so well.


There is simply no performer today who can replicate his signature gravelly voice and rolling piano style. It is that combination and his astounding versatility that have given him a well-deserved long and still going strong career in rock and roll.

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Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band

Jun 12, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $35-$65
Celebrate an era with a band of rock ’n’ roll virtuosos from the Beatles, Santana, Journey, Toto, and more!

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Take a Break Concert Series

Jun 12 - Aug 28, Lake Anne Plaza

Recurring weekly on Thursday
Address: 11404 Washington Plaza W, Reston, VA
Times: 7pm - 9pm
Admission: Free
Take a Break with this outdoor concert series at Lake Anne Plaza. See website for weekly lineup.

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Basic Gardening: Shade Gardening

Jun 13, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 1:30-2:30pm
Contact: Green Spring Gardens
Phone: (703) 642-5173
Admission: $10/person
You can have beautiful color, ample texture and plenty of variety without full sun by giving attention to plant selection, soil preparation and watering. Learn from master gardeners the basics about shade gardening. It doesn't have to be a challenge!

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Il Volo

Jun 13, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $30-$65
Pop-opera trio of Italian teen heartthrobs combines soaring voices with playful charm in a multilingual “mixture of Andrea Bocelli and the Jonas Brothers” (The New York Times)

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Shemekia Copeland

Jun 13, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 8pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $26

The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation is proud to welcome Shemekia Copeland for its annual Tinner Hill Blues Festival kick-off. The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation was founded in 1997 to preserve the early civil rights history of Falls Church and vicinity. For more information, check out their website here.

While only in her early 30s, two-time GRAMMY® nominee Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. She's opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (The New York Times and The Times of London), shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Mick Jagger, and Eric Clapton, and has even performed at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama. Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor, the singer was presented with Taylor's crown by her daughter, Cookie, on June 12, 2011 at the Chicago Blues Festival and given the honor of the new "Queen of the Blues" by official proclamation of the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois.

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Taste of Reston 2013

Jun 13 - Jun 14, Reston Town Center

Recurring daily
Address: 11811 Freedom Drive, Reston, VA
Times: Friday, 3-11pm; Saturday, 12-11pm
Phone: (703) 707-9045
Admission: Free (food & drink tickets do incur a cost)

Taste of Reston, produced by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, is the largest outdoor food festival in the area and was voted 2012 and 2013 "Northern Virginia's Best Food Festival" by Virginia Living magazine. Join us this June at the Reston Town Center for two days of restaurants and community vendors, live entertainment on three stages, a carnival, the Family Fun Zone! and our Wine ‘n Dine area.


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Tinner Hill Blues Festival

Jun 13 - Jun 15, Various Locations Around Falls Church

Recurring daily
Address: Downtown, Falls Church, VA
Times: See Website for Details (Event Times Vary)
Phone: (703) 241-4109
Admission: Many festival events are free, but some are ticketed events
The Tinner Hill Blues Festival is the only three-day event in Falls Church. There will be all kinds of blues for all ages, all weekend, all over town!  

Drive in and stay the entire weekend. Falls Church is only 2.2 square miles making everything very convenient and highly walkable.

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Become a Pilot Family Day and Aviation Display

Jun 14, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Address: 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA
Times: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Admission: The event is free and open to the public. Parking is $15.
See 50 visiting vintage, recreational, military, and homebuilt aircraft, on display outside the Center for one day only. Talk to pilots and find out what skills are needed to fly. Inside the Center, test your piloting skills in flight simulators, talk to aviation experts, and enjoy story time and hands-on activities with the kids. Combined with Sully Historic Site's Antique Car show, this event is part of a "Wings and Wheels Weekend". 

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Blending Class

Jun 14, Paradise Springs Winery

Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 1pm start
Phone: (703) 830-9463

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Family Fun: Bees, Beetles and More Bugs

Jun 14, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 1-2pm
Phone: (703) 642-5173
Admission: $6/person
Explore the mind-boggling variety and outrageous adaptations of the insect world. Go on a safari to capture bugs and get a close look at the insects in your neighborhood. 

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Garden Sprouts: June Bug

Jun 14, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 11-noon
Contact: Green Spring Gardens
Phone: (703) 642-5173
Admission: $6/child
Meet some creepy, crawly friends as we explore the gardens for insects. Create a bug friend from natural materials and sample a slimy snack.

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Tasting Party: Teas Of Korea

Jun 14, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 10:30am-noon
Phone: (703) 941-7987
Admission: $25/person
Korean teas reflect the country's rich forest landscapes filled with fruits, seeds, blossoms, roots, and leaves. All of these, as well as grains, barley, and rice appear in a remarkable variety of plant infusions that are part of an ancient tea culture. Sample and assess some of these  delicious tisanes served with traditional Korean foods.

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Wolf Trap's 25th Annual Louisiana Swamp Romp™

Jun 14, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 2 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $30
The Big Easy party is back! Dance to Louisiana’s hottest bands and jump in the second line parade

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5th Annual Father's Day Pig Roast

Jun 15, Paradise Springs Winery

Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 2pm. Food served at 3pm.
Phone: (703) 830-9463

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English Beat, with Nappy Riddem

Jun 15, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 8pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $25

Fans abroad had been waiting to embrace these long time ska legends of the 1980's. Their reformation in 2003 turned heads and people took notice. The result was a sold out show at the Royal Festival Hall in the UK. That reception convinced the band to keep doing what they do - make great music.


"Consummate showman that he is, Dave Wakeling has continued to keep The Beat alive and strong. How could he not? Dave continues to tour the world as The English Beat with an amazing all-star ska backing band playing all the hits of The Beat, General Public, and his new songs." - Louis ‘Sir Lou' Kahn


The English Beat is that fun and spirited band that never gets old. From playing sold out shows, recording multi-platinum records, donating to reputable causes, and simply making fans happy, it's not a surprise that they keep coming back for more. Grab your best threads and lace up your two-tone shoes friends. The beat is back.

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John Butler Trio with Special Guest: Allen Stone

Jun 18, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $32-$40
There’s nothing “Better Than” acoustically driven roots-rock and reggae ballads from heartfelt Australian multi-instrumentalists

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Daryl Hall & John Oates

Jun 19, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $35-$60
Still making your dreams come true with unforgettable soul and rock anthems, these Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are the most successful pop duo of all time

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Here Come The Mummies

Jun 19, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 8:30pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $21
America's (or Egypt's) most funky funk band, no one gets a crowd moving and shaking like Here Come The Mummies. There's no way 5 stars can possibly cover how unbelievably amazing it is to spend an evening with the hilarious and ridiculously talented boys in bandages. It's Funk, Rock, Jazz, R&B and Soul all wrapped up in infectious humor and backed by the biggest, baddest horn section in the business. If you haven't seen Here Come The Mummies live, you need to add them to your bucket list right now.

Brilliantly funny, totally insane, and just dirty enough to make you feel a little naughty for loving them so much. You won't be able to walk out of this concert without being completely obsessed with the Mummies. This might be the first time you see them, but it won't be the last.

With completely unrelenting grooves, chops of absolute steel, non-stop terrifying funk from the grave, and the absolutely unspeakable "gonging of the cowbells", there hasn't been this much world class talent on the same stage in decades. (There are "rumored" (wink, wink) to be a couple of Grammy winners in the band, but we're not telling you who, and neither are they!)

Here Come The Mummies - they don't play - they COOK.

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Homeschool Day at Sully Historic Site

Jun 19, Sully Historic Site

Address: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA
Times: 10am - 1pm
Phone: (703) 437-1794
Admission: $10/student, $5/chaperone

(Ages 5-12 yrs.) Bring your homeschool student or group for hands-on fun learning designed to enrich understanding of Fairfax County circa 1800. Seasonal activities include school room, games, textiles/sewing, slave life, kitchen, herbs, toiletries and medicines.


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Pixar in Concert – National Symphony Orchestra

Jun 20, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8:30 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $30-$58
Emil de Cou, conductor All your favorite animated Pixar films on the big screen including Finding Nemo, Up, Toy Story, and Monsters, Inc., paired with memorable scores played by the National Symphony Orchestra

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Clifton Wine Festival

Jun 21, Children's Park in Historic Clifton

Address: Chapel Street, Clifton, VA
Times: 11am-6pm
Admission: See website for details
Trattoria Villagio is proudly hosting the 8th Annual Clifton Wine Festival! While other wine festivals are held in sprawling pastures, the annual Clifton Wine Festival is held amongst the beautiful shady oaks and quaint buildings of historic Clifton, VA. Come be a part of this charming event which brings Virginia vineyards and wineries in to our town for your tasting and buying pleasure. **Wine Tasting - Music all Day - Arts and Crafts - Children's Fun - Gourmet Cuisine**

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John Eaton and Tommy Cecil in concert

Jun 21, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA
Times: 8pm
Admission: $27; $18 MCC district residents
You've learned about the jazz masters, now experience them all. The witty and erudite Eaton will treat you to his elegant versions of the Great American Songbook along with guest Tommy Cecil on bass. Free, no reservations required.

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Sing-A-Long Grease

Jun 21, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8:30 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25-$38
Rev up your vocal chords for an ultimate summer night with the Rydell High gang and sing-a-long with the hits you’re hopelessly devoted to as the original 1978 film is projected in-house and on the lawn with lyrics on screen

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Herndon Centennial Golf Course Short Game Challenge

Jun 22, Herndon Centennial Golf Course

Address: 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 8am
Phone: (703) 471-5769

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Herndon Garden Tour

Jun 22, Town of Herndon

Address: TBD, Herndon, VA
Times: noon-4pm
Phone: 703-435-6800 x2222

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Dan Zanes Song Gusto Hour

Jun 24, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $10
Are you ready to jump, move, and sing ultra-hip tunes? Come kick off the season with a Grammy winner and the "crown prince of contemporary kids' music" (People) as he performs eclectic and danceable songs that span from rock 'n' roll and sea shanties to American and Mexican folk music.

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Richmond Ballet II: Cinderella's Sister

Jun 25 - Jun 26, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Recurring daily
Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $10
Don your glass slippers for a classic fairy tale with a twist, featuring Prokofiev's enchanting score, dazzling young dancers, and lessons on the history of ballet. A funny and magical performance for the entire family!

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Hell is being Republican in Virginia: The Post-War Relationship between John Mosby and Ulysses Grant

Jun 26, The Historic Blenheim Estate

Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 591-0560
Admission: FREE

David Goetz, owner and guide for Mosby's Confederacy Tours, will relate the powerful and mutually beneficial relationship that formed between these two former enemies:  Mosby and then President Grant following the Civil War. Book sales and signings will follow the talk. 


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The Battle of New Market Heights: Freedom will be Theirs by the Sword

Jun 26, Old Manassas Courthouse

Address: 9248 Lee Avenue, Manassas, VA
Times: Lectures begin at 7 p.m.
Phone: (703) 792-5618
Admission: FREE

Timothy Webster, best known for his work as a spy for the Union during the Civil War, began his career as a New York City police-man. Webster was involved in a number of cases but perhaps his biggest contribution to National Security was exposing a plot to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln in 1861. For a time he was considered the Union's top spy, until in 1862 when he was betrayed by fellow spies and became the first Union spy executed in the Civil War. Author and historian Corey Recko will give a detailed overview of the life of Timothy Webster and have copies of his book available for sale.


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The Civil War Balloon Corps

Jun 26, The Historic Blenheim Estate

Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 591-0560
Admission: FREE

Balloons were used for surveillance and reconnaissance by the Union Army from 1861 through 1863 and by Confederate Army in 1862.  Join Kevin Knapp as he shares oral and living history as the  Union Army's chief aeronaut, Thaddeus Lowe, and discusses the technological innovations that were at the birth of U.S. military aviation.


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Handel, Giulio Cesare – Wolf Trap Opera

Jun 27, Wolf Trap – The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $36-$88
New production, sung in Italian with English supertitles. Handel's Giulio Cesare is one of the most well-known works in the Baroque operatic canon, with good reason: a tumultuous plot line interweaves love, lust, political ambition, and revenge with some of the most exquisite melodies in all of western music. Conducted by Antony Walker and directed by Chas Rader-Shieber, this new production is designed and built specifically for The Barns.

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The Pop Ups

Jun 27 - Jun 28, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Recurring daily
Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $8
What happens when you mix puppetry, indie rock, and limitless imagination? The Pop Ups! Using cardboard props, hand-painted sets, and a lively cast of characters, this Grammy-nominated indie rock duo draws you into a make-believe world that engages and delights.

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Jammin w/The Smithsonian: The Diggity Dudes

Jun 28, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30AM
Contact: Jammin Java
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $10
The Diggity Dudes play hip music for hip kids and their equally hip parents. A typical set covers everything from pet rocks to disco moves to science experiments to presidential physical fitness, all delivered via ultra-catchy melodies over funky and danceable grooves. Interactive skits, audience participation and a lighthearted comedic twist are what make a Diggity Dudes show more than a show - it's truly an experience. Ultimately, the Dudes are committed to helping provide all the young Dudes and Dudettes with an opportunity to experience the power and joy of a life enriched by music.

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The Philadelphia Orchestra Beethoven’s 9th

Jun 28, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8:15 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25-$65
Bramwell Tovey, conductor The Choral Arts Society of Washington Wolf Trap Opera Soloists Triumphant performance of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” masterpiece and more by preeminent singers and one of the world’s leading orchestras in its only 2014 DC-area appearance

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2nd Annual Tour de Tysons Bicycle Races

Jun 29, Jones Branch Drive

Address: Jones Branch Dr., Tysons Corner, VA
Times: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Ten bicycle races, food trucks and vendors! The Tour de Tysons is a fun experience for the whole family - compete or simply enjoy!

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Diana Ross

Jun 29, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $35-$60
Motown’s supreme legend has inspired generations of singers with an endless stream of No. 1 hits from “You Can’t Hurry Love” to “I’m Coming Out.”

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Handel, Giulio Cesare – Wolf Trap Opera

Jun 29, Wolf Trap – The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 3 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $36-$88
New production, sung in Italian with English supertitles. Handel's Giulio Cesare is one of the most well-known works in the Baroque operatic canon, with good reason: a tumultuous plot line interweaves love, lust, political ambition, and revenge with some of the most exquisite melodies in all of western music. Conducted by Antony Walker and directed by Chas Rader-Shieber, this new production is designed and built specifically for The Barns.

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Handel, Giulio Cesare – Wolf Trap Opera

Jul 1, Wolf Trap – The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $36-$88
New production, sung in Italian with English supertitles. Handel's Giulio Cesare is one of the most well-known works in the Baroque operatic canon, with good reason: a tumultuous plot line interweaves love, lust, political ambition, and revenge with some of the most exquisite melodies in all of western music. Conducted by Antony Walker and directed by Chas Rader-Shieber, this new production is designed and built specifically for The Barns.

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Pilobolus

Jul 1, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8:30 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $10-$48
Wild creativity and daring, athletic modern dance that “makes dance lovers do a double take—and non-dance lovers ooh and ahh” (Dance Magazine)

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Town Calendar Photography Exhibit

Jul 1 - Jul 27, ArtSpace

Recurring daily
Address: 750 Center Street, Herndon, VA
Phone: (703) 956-6590

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Wolf Trap Opera: Instant Opera!

Jul 1 - Jul 2, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Recurring daily
Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $8
With the help of audience suggestions and a trunk of props, the talented stars from the Wolf Trap Opera create a performance on the spot that is sure to inspire the next generation of opera enthusiasts. With past heroes and villains including princesses and Darth Vader, these operas are anything but ordinary.

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Crosby, Stills & Nash

Jul 3, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $35-$60
Folk royalty of Woodstock reunite in musical celebration of one of the most creative supergroups in rock ’n’ roll history

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Taratibu Youth Association: Freedom is an Action Verb

Jul 3, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $8
An ensemble of talented young dancers perform hip-hop, modern, and traditional African dance to powerful music including contemporary gospel, spirituals, and native Zulu and Kiswahili vocals.

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Herndon 4th of July Celebration

Jul 4, Bready Park

Address: Bready Park, Herndon, Herndon, VA
Times: 6:30pm, fireworks at dark
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Join the Town of Herndon on Friday, July 4, 2014 for a family-fun event featuring games, arts & craft activities, bingo, food face painting, balloon artists and more. Events take place in Bready Park at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave. At 6:30pm face painting, balloon sculpturing, bingo and crafts begin - all for free! Festival foods will be available for sale. 7:15pm - Entertainment - to be announced. Our fabulous fireworks show is choreographed to music and begins at dark, approximately 9:30 pm.

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Mr. Molecule: Bing, Bang, Boom! Science Show

Jul 8 - Jul 9, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Recurring daily
Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $10
Blast off on an interactive adventure with the Bing, Bang, Boom! Science Show! Explosively funny host Mr. Molecule leads wild and wacky experiments that illuminate scientific principles and inspire curiosity.

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Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

Jul 10 - Jul 11, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Recurring daily
Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $10
Named "THE face of kindie music" (The Washington Post), this whimsical musical group lights up the stage with smart, catchy lyrics and irresistible pop beats. Lucky Diaz and Lishy Lou perform songs from ¡Fantastico!, their Latin Grammy-winning, Spanish-language album.

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Disney Fantasia Live in Concert – National Symphony Orchestra

Jul 11 - Jul 12, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Recurring daily
Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8:30 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $22-$55
Emil de Cou, conductor Experience Disney magic on the big screen when the NSO casts an enchanting musical spell on sorcerer Mickey and other cherished characters from the animated masterpiece

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Guys and Dolls

Jul 11 - Jul 26, The Alden

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
We close the exciting season with the "old" and classic, Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls. The original 1950 Broadway production ran for 1,200 performances and won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The musical has been revived two times on Broadway and in London, becoming one of the most enduring works of musical theatre. Guys and Dolls goes up Summer 2014.

 


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150th Anniversary of the Attack on Fort Stevens

Jul 12, Fort Stevens

Address: 13th & Quackenbos Street, NW, Washington, DC
Times: 12:30pm-4pm
Contact: Park Ranger Kenya J. Finley
Phone: 2024267723 x 101
Admission: FREE

19th Century Crafts and Games, Civil War Re-enactments, Live Time Period Music and Historic Talks and Walks.  The Battle of Fort Stevens was an American Civil War battle fought July 11-12, 1864, in Northwest Washington, D.C., as part of the Valley Campaigns of 1864 between forces under Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early and Union Maj. Gen. Alexander McD. McCook. Although Early caused consternation in the Union government, reinforcements under Maj. Gen. Horatio G. Wright and the strong defenses of Fort Stevens minimized the military threat and Early withdrew after two days of skirmishing without attempting any serious assaults. The battle is noted for the personal presence of President Abraham Lincoln observing the fighting.


4th Anniversary Party

Jul 12, Mad Fox Brewing Company

Address: 444 W. Broad St, Suite I, Falls Church, VA
Times: TBD
Phone: (703) 942-6840
Celebrate Mad Fox's 4th Anniversary!

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DinoRock

Jul 12, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $10
Meet Stella Stegosaurus, Tootsie the tap-dancing Triceratops, and their life-size, prehistoric friends for an imaginative introduction in to the world of science, nature, and history. The catchy songs and interactive skits performed by the gifted puppeteers of Grammy-nominated DinoRock have entertained millions of little paleontologists and music lovers for nearly 30 years.

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Love Canon

Jul 12, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $12 advance, $15 day of

What do you get when you cross conservatory-trained musicians with raucous bluegrass and the mega-hits of the 80s? LOVE CANON
Think Rocky IV, Cyndi Lauper, ZZ Top, Aha and Dire Straits played with banjo, mandolin and high lonesome vocals. It'll make you laugh, it'll make you dance, it'll "blind you with science!"

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150th Anniversary of the Attack on Fort Stevens Memorial Service

Jul 13, Battleground National Cemetery

Address: 6625 Georgeia Ave NW, Washington, DC
Times: 2pm-4pm
Contact: Park Ranger Kenya J. Finley
Phone: 2024267723 x 101
Admission: FREE

Service honoring the 38 Soldiers interred on the grounds and others who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Civil War.


Aria Jukebox – Wolf Trap Opera

Jul 13, Wolf Trap – The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 3 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $32-$48
The audience gets to choose! Wolf Trap Opera Soloists with special guest Eric Owens Kim Pensinger Witman, pianist Filene Young Artists and special guest Eric Owens sing your favorite opera highlights, with Kim Witman at the piano. Ticket price includes wine and cheese reception beginning at 2 pm. Come early and put your quarters in the jukebox to vote for the arias of your choice!

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Family Golf Month Free Clinic

Jul 13, Herndon Centennial Golf Course

Address: 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: noon-1:30pm
Phone: (703) 471-5769

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Catskill Puppet Theater: "Sister Rain and Brother Sun"

Jul 15 - Jul 16, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Recurring daily
Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $8
An uplifting nature tale with original music, storytelling, and vibrant over-sized puppets. When Sister Rain becomes jealous of Brother Sun and stops watering the Earth, the audience and Mother Nature must join forces to save the day.

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Farmers’ Market Fun Days, free children’s shows

Jul 17 - Aug 28, Town Green Herndon

Recurring weekly on Thursday
Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 10:30am
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Admission: Free

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Los Quetzales Mexican Dance Ensemble - "Fiesta Mexicana"

Jul 17, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $8
Experience the thrill and elegance of Mexican dance with Northern Virginia's premier folkloric dance group. With a live mariachi band and authentic dress, high-energy performers colorfully present the history and cultural traditions of Mexico.

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Straight No Chaser

Jul 17, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25-$50
Raise your glass! Ten a cappella innovators are here to get the party started with an upbeat collection of medleys and pop covers featuring Michael Jackson, Adele, and Dolly Parton.

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Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano – National Symphony Orchestra

Jul 18, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8:15 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $20-$50
Andrew Litton, conductor “One of the best pianists in the world” (The New York Sun) showcases poetic musicality in dazzling interpretations of Tchaikovsky, Ravel, and Rossini

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Claude Moore Colonial Farm 1771 Market Fair

Jul 19 - Jul 20, Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Recurring daily
Address: 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA
Times: 11:00am to 4:30pm
Phone: (703) 442-7557
Admission: Adult: $6; Children aged 3-12: $3; Children under three: Free; Seniors $3
In the summer, sit in the shade and savor roast chicken and spicy sausages, enjoy dancing and singing with the fiddler, test your water color and writing skills with Mr. Andrews at the Stationer. Muster with the militia and re-outfit your home in furniture from the Cabinet Maker. Only at Market Fair can you catch up on the latest news from the frontier, and trade stories with while enjoying local ale and porter at the Tavern. Try hands-on crafts such as spinning and dyeing, and shop for goods from the finest merchants in the colonies.

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Houseful of Song, Songs for Every Room of Your Home – Wolf Trap Opera

Jul 19 - Jul 20, Wolf Trap – The Barns

Recurring daily
Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 3 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $46
An afternoon of song with Steven Blier and singers from Wolf Trap Opera

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Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Jul 19, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30am
Contact: Jammin Java-Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $10
Combining the excitement of hip hop with the magical world of childhood, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a one of a kind, stand out star in the family music scene. With sophisticated instrumental funk and positive, witty wordplay, he and his family band have earned a loyal national following. Along with his daughter, MC Fireworks, 23 Skidoo creates unique and heartwarming party music that has garnered national awards, five #1 hits on SiriusXM Global Radio and praise from TIME, NPR, USA Today and many others. “Nobody is making better ‘Kid-Hop’ than Secret Agent 23 Skidoo” – NPR “At a hot new club in Brooklyn, the walls are throbbing, rocked by hip-hop band, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. If not for the high-pitched roar of the crowd – and the fact that many of the fans are under 4ft tall – this jamathon could easily be mistaken for any of the blissed-out shows I attended in my 20s.” – TIME Magazine “The songs radiate positivity, promoting self-esteem and curiosity… so masterfully delivered that it doesn’t feel the least bit corny. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has set a new bar for the genre.” – Cookie Magazine

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Huey Lewis & The News

Jul 20, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25-$50
Return to “The Heart of Rock Rock ’n’ Roll” with infectious Grammy-winners whose chart-topping, horn-driven hits unleash “The Power of Love”

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Lionel Richie with Special Guest: CeeLo Green

Jul 21 - Jul 22, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Recurring daily
Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $45-$140
Multiplatinum R&B icon and a fresh hip-hop hit-maker will have you “Dancing on the Ceiling” like “Crazy”

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Natyabhoomi School of Indian Dance - "India Calling - An Indian Journey Through Dance!"

Jul 22, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $8
Journey to India to experience classical and contemporary dance. With ornate, bright costumes and fancy footwork, these graceful artists will tell stories of South Asia.

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Hope Harris: "Picasso, That's Who (And So Can You!)"

Jul 23, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $8
Join a tuneful celebration of 19th- and 20th-century visual artists with Parents' Choice Award winner Hope Harris and her band, The Cousins Jamboree. Their interactive musical adventure encourages art appreciation and motivates young listeners to discover their inner artist.

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Taikoza: Japanese Drums and Dance

Jul 24, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $8
Thunderous Japanese Taiko drums and the magical sounds of bamboo flutes! A mesmerizing international group draws from Japan's rich heritage for a striking sensory performance.

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Bizet, Carmen – Wolf Trap Opera and National Symphony Orchestra

Jul 25, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8:15 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25-$75
Wolf Trap Opera and the National Symphony Orchestra in a thrilling tale of love, lust, and desire. This new production is fully staged and costumed with custom video projection design.

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Hudson Vagabond Puppets: Butterfly! The Story of a Life-Cycle

Jul 25 - Jul 26, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Recurring daily
Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $10
Follow Mari the monarch as she transforms from a tiny egg in the cocoon to become a beautiful butterfly that embarks on an incredible journey to Mexico. Combining ballet, narration, and puppetry, this story will show how Mari learns to survive with the help of all of her insect friends.

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NRBQ

Jul 25, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Phone: (703) 237-0300

 

 


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Sarah McLachlan

Jul 26, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $30-$70
With emotional ballads and ethereal vocals, this Grammy-winning “Angel” has become “pop’s voice of compassion and consolation” (The New York Times)

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Darius Rucker

Jul 27, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $35-$65
Trailblazing country singer and acclaimed Hootie & the Blowfish front man shines on earnest hits such as “Alright” and “Wagon Wheel”

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Herndon Centennial Junior Open

Jul 28, Herndon Centennial Golf Course

Address: 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 8am
Phone: (703) 471-5769
This annual event for kids of all skill levels is a great event to test your skills and enjoy the thrill of competition.

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Heart

Jul 29, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $35-$60
Power ballads and melodic hard rock—including “Barracuda” and “Alone”—from ultimate “Magic” women who’ve released 20 unforgettable Top 40 singles

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Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips

Jul 29 - Jul 30, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Recurring daily
Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $10
Fusing the rhythms of hip-hop, funk, reggae, and rock with family-friendly lyrics, this cool group creates rock-star level excitement. Families "are going to absolutely adore the beats and rhymes and very palpable sense of love that pervades these dance tunes" (Zooglobble).

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Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Jul 30, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25-$48
Grammy-winning jazz master Wynton Marsalis and an all-star orchestra hailed as the “finest big band in the world today.”—The Daily Telegraph

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Capitol Tap - Tapping the Timeline: Tap Music from the 1920s to Today

Jul 31, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $8
DC's favorite youth tap ensemble will have you kicking up your heels and rocking to the beat as they share repertoire from both new and classic works including traditional jazz, Latin music, and hip-hop.

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Council for the Arts Annual Golf Tournament, hosted by Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern

Jul 31, Herndon Centennial Golf Course

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

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Mary Chapin Carpenter: Songs From The Movie – National Symphony Orchestra

Aug 1, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8:15 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25-$60
Vince Mendoza, conductor Spellbinding orchestral arrangements from an intimate country/rock Grammy winner’s new album, Songs From The Movie

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Pushcart Players: "Little Red Riding Hood & Other Stories"

Aug 1 - Aug 2, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Recurring daily
Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $10
Enjoy a morning of adventure when an Emmy-nominated theatrical group acts out 4 cherished fables that capture the wonder of live theatre-Little Red Riding Hood, The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor's New Clothes, and All's Well That Ends Well.

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Yo-Yo Ma – National Symphony Orchestra

Aug 2, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8:15 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25-$75
Thomas Wilkins, conductor World’s most famous cellist stirs the imagination with expressive performances that have earned him more than 15 Grammy Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Dark Star Orchestra: Continuing the Grateful Dead Concert Experience

Aug 3, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $35-$42
With a “fanatical attention to detail” (Rolling Stone), this ultimate Grateful Dead tribute band has been “Truckin’” on a long, strange trip to resurrect the spirit and sound of psychedelic rockers

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Improv 4 Kids

Aug 5, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $8
Hilarious, action-packed skits, songs, and dances based on audience suggestions. Performed by a playful, energetic ensemble cast.

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National Night Out

Aug 5, Herndon Neigbhorhoods

Address: Herndon Neighborhoods, Herndon, VA
Times: TBD
Phone: (703) 435-6846

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Pat Metheny Unity Group and Bruce Hornsby – Campfire Tour 2014

Aug 6, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $22-$55
Boundary-pushing jazz quintet meets genre-hopping pop pianist and songwriter behind ’80s hit “The Way It Is”

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Taylor 2: Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company

Aug 6 - Aug 7, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Recurring daily
Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $10
Showcasing the vision of legendary choreographer Paul Taylor, this team of gifted dancers inspires us through storytelling and exceptional movement.

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Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players

Aug 8 - Aug 9, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Recurring daily
Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $10
Your favorite band is back! Wear your PJs and join in the fun as Grammy-nominated Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players deliver a rockin' performance of all-new music from their latest album, Recess.

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Milhaud, Le pauvre matelot | Poulenc, Les mamelles de Tirésias – Wolf Trap Opera

Aug 8, Wolf Trap – The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $36-$88
The Barns at Wolf Trap - New Production Sung in French with English supertitles This French double-bill ranges the emotional gamut from tragedy to absurdist comedy in the space of one evening! Conducted by Timothy Myers and directed by Matthew Ozawa, both pieces are Wolf Trap premieres, and the productions are new, designed and built specifically for The Barns. Le pauvre matelot centers on a woman who has been waiting for her husband's return from sea for more than 20 years. Les mamelles de Tirésias is about a woman who yearns to "wear the pants" in her family.

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Herndon Centennial Club Championship

Aug 9 - Aug 10, Herndon Centennial Golf Course

Recurring daily
Address: 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 8am
Phone: (703) 471-5769

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Milhaud, Le pauvre matelot | Poulenc, Les mamelles de Tirésias – Wolf Trap Opera

Aug 10, Wolf Trap – The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 3 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $36-$88
New production, sung in French with English supertitles. This French double-bill ranges the emotional gamut from tragedy to absurdist comedy in the space of one evening! Conducted by Timothy Myers and directed by Matthew Ozawa, both pieces are Wolf Trap premieres, and the productions are new, designed and built specifically for The Barns. Le pauvre matelot centers on a woman who has been waiting for her husband's return from sea for more than 20 years. Les mamelles de Tirésias is about a woman who yearns to "wear the pants" in her family.

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Noche Flamenca

Aug 12, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8:30 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $10-$44
Spellbinding live music with song and dance reveal the essence of flamenco at its most authentic

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Boney James and Eric Benét

Aug 14, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $35-$75
Smooth, soulful hits from genre-busting saxophonist Boney James and sensual R&B crooner Eric Benét

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Tab Benoit

Aug 14, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 8:30pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $23 advance; $26 day of
Guitarist, singer and songwriter Tab Benoit is one of the hardest working Blues musicians on the scene today. With radio stations playing mostly rock and hip hop, Benoit promotes his records the old fashioned way, by playing anywhere and everywhere he and his band can play.

Benoit has played his version of a "down-home blend of swamp blues and East Texas guitar-driven blues" since the early 1990's and shows no signs of slowing down!

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YANNI

Aug 15, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $35-$75
Globally acclaimed composer whose epic orchestrations fuse otherworldly synthesized sound with gorgeous instrumentation

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ABBA – The Concert

Aug 16, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25-$42
“Mamma Mia” here they go again! Take a chance on this ultimate tribute band that recreates the look and sound of the world’s most phenomenal pop ensemble

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Milhaud, Le pauvre matelot | Poulenc, Les mamelles de Tirésias – Wolf Trap Opera

Aug 16, Wolf Trap – The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $36-$88
New production, sung in French with English supertitles. This French double-bill ranges the emotional gamut from tragedy to absurdist comedy in the space of one evening! Conducted by Timothy Myers and directed by Matthew Ozawa, both pieces are Wolf Trap premieres, and the productions are new, designed and built specifically for The Barns. Le pauvre matelot centers on a woman who has been waiting for her husband's return from sea for more than 20 years. Les mamelles de Tirésias is about a woman who yearns to "wear the pants" in her family.

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Tysons BBQ, Bourbon and Beer

Aug 16, Town Square Tysons II

Address: Tysons Blvd., Tysons Corner, VA
Times: 11am - 11pm
Taste extravaganza, featuring gourmet burgers, craft beer, small-batch bourbons and fiery BBQ.

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Josh Groban with Wolf Trap Orchestra

Aug 19 - Aug 20, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Recurring daily
Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $40-$125
Multiplatinum vocalist charms with inspirational pop ballads and lush arias such as “You Raise Me Up,” “You’re Still You,” and “You Are Loved”

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Lyle Lovett & His Large Band

Aug 22, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25-$50
Texas’s beloved “Cowboy Man” and his all-star band blend wry humor with blues, gospel, and swing for an eclectic alt-country songbook

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Sing-A-Long Sound of Music

Aug 23, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:15 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25-$38
Maria, the Von Trapp family, and even the lonely goatherd are back to bring you a few of your favorite things: the classic film shown on huge screens with lyrics and an unforgettable costume contest

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Boston – Heaven on Earth Tour

Aug 24, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $35-$60
Extraordinary “Rock and Roll Band” with enduring guitar-driven anthems and “Smokin’” harmonies that spark “More Than a Feeling”

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All-American Girl - Living Dolls Camp

Aug 25 - Aug 29, Colvin Run Mill

Recurring daily
Address: 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, VA 22033
Times: 9am each day
Phone: (703) 759-2771
Admission: $190 - $205
Pack up your favorite doll friend and experience the life of an American girl growing up in the most interesting eras in history. Practice the life skills girls needed in the past and relate them to the world you live in now. Bring these times to life with your doll through fun activities, costumes, crafts and themed games in a beautiful historic setting. Bring a snack daily. Download camp forms from website.

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Pacific Northwest Ballet | Oregon Ballet Theatre – A Face of America™ Production

Aug 27, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $10-$44
Pacific Northwest Ballet and Oregon Ballet Theatre dance to the music of Fleet Foxes and Chromatics with stunning site-specific film

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JamBrew

Aug 29 - Sep 26, Town Green Herndon

Recurring weekly on Friday
Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 6-10pm
Phone: (703) 674-0589

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Herndon Labor Day Festival

Sep 1, Historic Downtown Herndon

Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 12-6pm
Contact: Herndon Parks and Recreation
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Admission: Wine and Microwbrew Tastings and Entertainment - $20; Entertainment Only (no alcohol) - $10
Join us in downtown Herndon for the 26th annual Labor Day Festival which includes great music, a craft show, food, twelve wineries and micro-brews and culinary demonstrations. Sorry, no pets allowed.

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Tysons World Music Festival

Sep 13, Town Square Tysons II

Address: Tysons Blvd., Tysons Corner, VA
Times: 11am - 11pm
Full day of local and national performances, fine art, refreshments and a charity benefit. 

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"Broadway's Next Hit Musical"

Sep 20, Hylton Performing Arts Center

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

"Broadway's Next Hit Musical" is a hysterically funny musical comedy with a twist that comes straight from New York to Northern Virginia! A group of quick-witted improvisers, along with an entertaining emcee and gifted pianist, make up a whole new musical right on stage, complemented by original show songs, memorable characters, witty dialogue and spontaneous plot twists.


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Paint Herndon Celebration

Sep 20, ArtSpace

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

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Herndon Kids Triathlon

Sep 21, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 7:30am
Phone: (703) 787-7300

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Kids at Hope Family Fun Night

Sep 26, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 6:30-9pm
Phone: (703) 787-7300

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Hoppy Oktoberfest

Sep 27, Mad Fox Brewing Company

Address: 444 W. Broad St, Suite I, Falls Church, VA
Times: TBD
Phone: (703) 942-6840
Hoppy Oktoberfest Celebration

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NatureFest, Runnymede Park

Sep 28, Runnymede Park

Address: Herndon Parkway, bewteen Elden and Queens Row Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 1-5pm
Phone: (703) 787-7300
All nature programs, unless otherwise indicated, meet at Runnymede Park (off Herndon Parkway). Meet at the kiosk next to the parking lot. Please wear long pants and sturdy shoes to all programs and dress appropriately for the weather. For all outdoor nature programs, anyone under 8 must bring an adult with them-no siblings please, unless they are registered also. Please be on time as all programs start promptly. 

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The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir

Oct 3, Hylton Performing Arts Center

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

The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir will lift hearts and spirits when this inspiring West African ensemble performs on Oct. 3, bringing unique interpretations of gospel spirituals, traditional African songs and magnificent masses sung in the country's four national languages.



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Aquila Theatre presents "The Tempest"

Oct 11, Hylton Performing Arts Center

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

Acclaimed British-American touring troupe Aquila Theatre presents Shakespeare's "The Tempest" on Oct. 11. This magical tale is filled with shipwrecks and storms, revenge and reconciliation, and fatherly love, as Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan, must decide between using sorcery to exact revenge on his conspirators, or the happiness of his daughter Miranda, who has fallen in love with the son of one of the men who usurped him.



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Herndon Arts Week

Oct 11 - Oct 17, Town of Herndon

Recurring daily
Address: TBD, Herndon, VA
Contact: Council for the Arts of Herndon
Phone: (703) 689-9535

Tysons Harvest Festival

Oct 11, Town Square Tysons II

Address: Tysons Blvd., Tysons Corner, VA
Times: 11am - 11pm
Crafter exhibits, cider, pumpkins, country music, tastings, farm mart and kids fun zone.

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Claude Moore Colonial Farm 1771 Market Fair

Oct 18 - Oct 19, Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Recurring daily
Address: 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA
Times: 11:00am to 4:30pm
Phone: (703) 442-7557
Admission: Adult: $6; Children aged 3-12: $3; Children under three: Free; Seniors $3
In the fall, warm yourself by the fires and enjoy the splendor of autumn with crisp local apples, warm savory meat pies and hearty breads. Let Market Fair entertainers, tradesmen, and the militia amuse and educate you. Allow Mistress Barrow and Mr. John to entice you with their goods at the Dry Goods and the Gentlemen's Goods stands. Learn to dip candles or turn a piece of wood on the carpenter's lathe. Stop by the tavern for a cup of mulled wine before you begin your holiday shopping at the many tradesmen's and merchants' stalls.mple the foods and merchandise of the Market Fair.

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

Oct 19, Hylton Performing Arts Center

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

The National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China come to the Hylton Center on Oct. 19 to thrill young and old alike with outstanding athletic skill, daring feats and dazzling artistry. This exciting new performance, "Cirque Peking," features tumbling, juggling, contortion and balancing acts that have entertained audiences for thousands of years.



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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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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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Cask Ale Festival

Nov 1, Mad Fox Brewing Company

Address: 444 W. Broad St, Suite I, Falls Church, VA
Times: TBD
Phone: (703) 942-6840
Cask Ale Festival

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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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Children’s Performing Art Series

Nov 3, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 11-11:45am
Phone: (703) 787-7300

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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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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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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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"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 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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Herndon's New Year’s Eve Bonfire and Celebration

Dec 31, ArtSpace

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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On-Going Events

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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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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Volunteers Needed - Phoenix Rising Meal Program

Mar 27 - Jul 24, Franconia United Methodist Church

Recurring monthly on the 4th Thursday
Address: 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria, Virginia
Times: 6:30 - 9:00 PM
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/index.php/phoenix-rising/. 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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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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2014 Future Fund Awards Gala - Aboard the Cherry Blossom Charter

May 16, Cherry Blossom Charter

Address: Located behind the Torpedo Factory in Old Town, Alexandria 105 N Union St., Alexandria, VA
Times: 8:00 - 11:00 pm
Contact: Jen McCollum
Phone: (703) 879-7640
Admission: $75 for Future Fund members, $95 for non-members
The 2014 Annual Awards Gala will recognize the two nonprofits that received grants from the Future Fund this year for their work supporting military veterans and their families in Northern Virginia. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Future Fund and will raise funds for grantmaking in 2015. Cost: $75 for Future Fund members, $95 for non-members Attire: Semi-formal attire; nautical theme optional Purchase Tickets & Learn More: Visit www.cfnova.org/ffgala to purchase tickets or learn more. About the Future Fund: The Future Fund was established in 2011 as the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s giving circle for young professionals. It helps its members connect both personally and professionally, learn about the critical needs of the region, and donate at affordable levels to the causes they care about most while increasing the impact of their support through collective giving. In its first three years, the Future Fund has raised more than $150,000 for local nonprofits, provided local organizations with more than 250 volunteer hours, collaborated with more than 10 community-led organizations to raise awareness of local needs, and developed its own endowment for future giving. www.cfnova.org/futurefund

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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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Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band

Jun 12, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $35-$65
Featuring: Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Mark Rivera, and Gregg Bissonette Celebrate an era with a band of rock ’n’ roll virtuosos from the Beatles, Santana, Journey, Toto, and more!

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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
Held at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Avenue

All canned food will be donated to LINK

Course takes you through Herndon Centennial Golf Course grass and paved paths, parts of the WOD paved trail and vehicular paved road.

 


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