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Calendar

One-Day Events

Mount Vernon Signature Walking Tour

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

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

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


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Tributes at the Tomb at Mount Vernon

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

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

 


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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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Special Exhibit: Gardens & Groves

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

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

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


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National Treasure Tour at Mount Vernon

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

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

 

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

 


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Sightseeing Water Tour at Mount Vernon

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

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

 

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

 


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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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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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Jazz and Cigars Under the Stars

Jul 18 - Aug 29, The Winery at Bull Run

Recurring weekly on Friday
Address: 15950 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA
Times: 6pm - 10pm
Phone: (703) 815-2233
Admission: $40 - $69

 

On July 18th, we are launching Jazz and Cigars under the Stars, Fridays through the end of the summer (8/29) with extended hours (until 10pm)! Live Jazz on the patio, cigars on the scenic deck, S'mores on the lawn, Sangria pitchers and wine all around!

 


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Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival

Jul 31 - Aug 3, Frying Pan Farm Park

Recurring daily
Address: 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA
Times: Saturday, August 3rd 9:00 am- 9:00 pm and Sunday, August 4th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone: (703) 437-9101
Admission: Free; Cost varies for some rides.
66th Annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival! Old-fashioned country fun with carnival games, rides, 4-H exhibits, animal shows, and entertainment. Free AdmissionFree Parking Thursday & FridayBig Truck Night18 Departments of 4-H CompetitionsFarm AnimalsInteractive Educational ExhibitsCarnival RidesFair FoodTractor PullPicnic Areas, and more!

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An Evening with The Nighthawks + Andy Poxon

Aug 1, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:00pm
Contact: Jammin Java - Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $20
Over more than three decades, The Nighthawks have earned a reputation as one of the best and hardest-working bands around. Their live shows are legendary. Founded in the Washington, D.C. area in 1972, the ‘Hawks’ were a roots band before anyone had come up with the term. Their mix of blues, rock, rockabilly, soul and swing appeals to a widely diverse audience, built over years of touring throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.

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Ed Kowalczyk - Performs Throwing Copper, 20th Anniversary

Aug 1, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 8pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $30 advance / $33 day of

ED KOWALCZYK is the founding member, songwriter and former Lead-Singer of LIVE. With over 20 Million Albums sold worldwide, KOWALCZYK built an impressive résumé in LIVE that includes eight full-length albums that have reached gold and platinum status in 9 countries, and nine Top 10 hit songs, which include the crossover smash "Grace" from his debut solo album, and classics such as "Lightning Crashes", "I Alone", "Selling The Drama", "The Dolphin's Cry" and "Heaven". Ed's trademark vocals, electrifying stage presence and sweeping diversity as a performer shines through in his new powerful full-band production that celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Live album, Throwing Copper.

After just wrapping up a sold-out tour in Australia with his Throwing Copper 20th Anniversary Tour, Ed Kowalczyk will be returning home to extend the tour in the United States where he will be performing the album front-to-back, along with an extended encore of other hit songs from his career.

18 and up to enter. VALID ID required.

 

 

 


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Friday Night Live! Laura Lea & Tripp Fabulous

Aug 1, Town Green Herndon

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

Tripp Fabulous is a hard-hitting, female-fronted Cover/Original band based out of Philadelphia with an excellent range of various songs working together to master and create great tunes to dance, sing along or just rock out to - Tripp Fabulous is all the party you can handle!


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Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R.

Aug 1, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30pm
Contact: Jammin Java - Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $10-$18
Lukas Nelson and his band P.O.T.R. (Promise of the Real) are an American rock n roll group based out of California. Lukas first picked up the guitar at age 11 to honor a promise he made to his father and was able to teach himself the craft by playing along to classic Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix songs. Now at age 24, Lukas is building his following the old fashioned way by touring year round and delivering high energy performances to fans across the country. Lukas Nelson and P.O.T.R. have performed over 400 shows in the past 3 years and have played with the likes of Neil Young, John Fogerty, Bob Weir, B.B. King, and Bob Dylan. The band has self-released 4 records and will look to put out their next full length album in 2014.

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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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Old Town Plaza Series - Peter McCory & His One Man Band

Aug 1, Old Town Plaza

Address: 3950 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7:00pm
Contact: Joanna Ormesher
Phone: (703) 352-2787
Admission: FREE
Peter McCory and his One Main Band perform in the Old Town Plaza Series. Come out and enjoy the shops and restaurants at Old Town Plaza, along with live music! (Weather permitting.)

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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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Women of Faith

Aug 1, Patriot Center

Address: 4400 University Dr., Fairfax, Virginia
Times: Friday 7pm - 10 pm, Saturday, 9am - 5pm
Contact: Andria Lamp
Phone: (310) 595-0048
Admission: $49 - $129
America’s leading Christian event for women is back on the road with the 2014 tour! Women of Faith hits cities across the country for a day-and-a-half experience that will take women on a journey From Survival to Revival. Here is a glimpse of what you can expect. http://youtu.be/LKpMOl2ibQM

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On-Going Events

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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Garden and Landscape Tours

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

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

 

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


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Slave Life at Mount Vernon

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

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

 

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

 

 


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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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Tour George Washington's Library

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

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

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


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Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

Jul 4, The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

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

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

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

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

*Musical entertainment available 

(reservations required 24 hours in advance) 


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Jazz Fridays in ENTYSE Wine Bar & Lounge

Jul 4, The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

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

 

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


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Glass Unpolished: an Exhibition on Explorations of Time, Nature, and Technology

Jul 12 - Sep 7, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 11:00am to 6:00pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Free
Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for a glass art exhibition entitled Glass Unpolished: Explorations of Time, Nature, and Technology from July 12th to Sept 7th. Three artists from Virginia and Maryland use glass as a means to dig into the conceptual nature of discovery, time, fiction and experiment. All expert glass workers, these artists dive into theoretical ideas and challenge the viewer’s notion of craftsmanship, media, narrative and beauty. Artists include Charlotte Potter, the Glass Studio Manager and Programing Director at Chrysler Museum of Art, Bohyun Yoon Professor of Glass at VCU School of Art and David D’Orio, a Co-Founder of DC GlassWorks located in Maryland. Public Opening Reception is July 12th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. This exhibition is free to the public and no tickets are required. For more information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/visual-arts/glass-unpolished-explorations-time-nature-and-technology

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Signs of Summer: Painters and Photographers

Jul 12 - Oct 11, League of Reston Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 10780 Parkridge Blvd (Parkridge 5), Reston, VA

The League of Reston Artists (LRA) invites artists and photographers to enter works for the "Signs of Summer" exhibit. The show runs from July 12 through October 11 and will include original painting, mixed media, two-dimensional hangable art, and photography. The exhibition will be at the Parkridge 5 Building, 10780 Parkridge Blvd., Reston, VA 20191.


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WGMU Summer Radio Camp

Jul 21 - Aug 1, George Mason University

Recurring every week day
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
WGMU, George Mason University's radio station hosts a summer camp every year designed for students in grades 6-12 to experience hands on training in a professional radio environment. Students will: -get a chance to be a deejay and play music over WGMU, broadcasting around the world from our web site! -learn from broadcast professionals how radio works! -learn how to write and produce a commercial and newscast. -attend a field trip to an area radio station to give students a "behind the scenes" look at radio. · Dates and times: July 21-25 and July 28-August 1, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm each day. Cost: $280 For more information or to enroll, call Rodger Smith at (703) 993-2874