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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"Virginia Architecture" Traveling Exhibition

Mar 12 - Jun 1, Fairfax Museum

Recurring daily
Address: 10209 Main St, Fairfax, VA
Times: 9am - 5pm
Phone: (703) 385-8414
Admission: Free
This traveling exhibition from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts examines Virginia landmarks, such as the Virginia State Capitol and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

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"Making Mona Lisa" by Priscilla Briggs

Mar 17 - May 9, George Mason University Mason Hall Atrium Gallery

Recurring daily
Address: Ground floor of Mason Hall on GMU-Fairfax Campus, Fairfax, VA
Times: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday
Phone: (703) 993-8950
Admission: Free
"Making Mona Lisa," an exhibition of photography and painting by Priscilla Briggs that documents the oil painting industry in Xiamen, China comes to the Mason Hall Atrium Gallery on George Mason University's Fairfax Campus from March 17 to April 11.

Briggs' work takes an intriguing behind-the-scenes look at the manufacturing of paintings made specifically for tourist galleries, hotels and furniture stores. These mass-produced copies of European Masters and the commercial painters who make them call into question "the perceived value of such oil paintings as ‘ART' in the global market," according to Briggs' artist statement. Through the process of how these paintings are made - a digital print that is painted over - and her documentary work about it, Briggs delves into the complexity of the term "original" when dealing with the industry of copied artworks.

Priscilla Briggs is a lens-based artist living in Minneapolis. She received her M.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art and B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University. Her work in video and photography has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Hillstrom Museum of Art in St. Peter, Minn., the King Street Gallery in Silver Spring, Md. and many other national venues. Briggs is the recipient of many grants including two from the Minnesota State Arts Board in 2010 and 2014 and a McKnight Artist Fellowship in 2008.


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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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Dinner for the Washingtons Walking Tour

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

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

 

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


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Saving Mount Vernon Tour

Apr 5 - 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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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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"German-American Caricaturists in the Civil War"

Apr 8 - Jun 28, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 10am-3pm
Phone: (703) 591-0560
Admission: Free
The exhibition on loan from the German-American Heritage Society examines the work of Thomas Nast, a Unionist, and Confederate Adalbert Volk.

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"On Deaf Ears"

Apr 8 - May 22, Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

Recurring daily
Address: 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA
Admission: Free
This exhibit commemorates Yom Ha'Shoah and reflects the theme of public response to injustice today. This year's JCRC annual Holocaust commemoration is themed "On Deaf Ears: Media Coverage and Public Response in the Holocaust Years." Artists have been asked to exhibit works that represent contemporary connections to this theme. Hector Emanuel is a Peruvian-born photojournalist. Michelle Frankfurter was born in Jerusalem and is now a documentary photographer from Takoma Park by way of Nicaragua. Photojournalist Lloyd Wolf has been documents homemade shrines to victims of murder and violence that appear throughout the Washington, DC area. With additional works by Yonina Blech-Hermoni and Katherine Janus Kahn in the showcases.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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"Chapter Two"

Apr 25 - May 10, Reston Community Center

Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Address: 2310 Colts Neck Rd, Reston, VA
Times: 8pm
Phone: (703) 476-4500
Admission: $20 adults; $17 seniors and students
George, a recent widower is having a hard time handling the dating game. After being set up on a series of wildly unsuccessful blind dates, his younger brother, Leo, introduces him to a "keeper"... but Jennie has her own hesitation (and outspoken opinions!) about dipping her toes into the dating pool again. It's a bumpy (hilarious!) road but George and Jennie find happiness the second time around. Whimsical, snappy dialogue, a Simon trademark, is mixed with real-life emotions that will leave you smiling as you leave the theatre.

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French.

Written by Neil Simon.

Directed by Adam Konowe, and Produced by Bea & Jerry Morse. 


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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 & The Nighthawks

Apr 25, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $20

They don't call him "Steady Rollin" Bob Margolin for nothing! Bob Margolin has been at it since the 1960's and he shows no signs of slowin' down.

Margolin played guitar for The Muddy Waters Band from 1973-1980. During this time he joined Muddy Waters on the road for many notable performances including a 1978 gig at the White House for Jimmy Carter and the taping for ‘The Last Waltz'.

In 2013, Bob was nominated for The Blues Foundation's Blues Music Award for Traditional Male Blues Artist. He has won Blues Music Awards for guitar in 2008 and 2005. Margolin continues to carry on the Blues tradition with a full schedule of tours, festivals, concerts, and club appearances.

Washington's favorite bad boys, The Nighthawks are masters of electric Chicago Blues and the kings of sh*t kicking roadhouse rock. They're not called America's Best Bar Band for nothing... 

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

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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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"The Great Picture" Opens at Udvar-Hazy Center

Apr 26, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Address: 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA
Times: 10 a.m.
Admission: The event is free and open to the public. Parking is $15.
Come and see what is possibly the largest pinhole photograph in the world, The Great Picture, on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center April 26 through November 2014. This exhibit features a unique camera obscura black-and-white, gelatin silver photograph that measures 31 feet high and 107 feet wide. It was created in 2006 by a group of six artists and depicts the abandoned Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Southern California.

The artists, along with hundreds of volunteers, took this photograph by transforming the F/A-18 fighter jet hangar at the air station into a gigantic pinhole camera. This particular camera was recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest pinhole camera in the world.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet one of the artists, Jacques Garnier, who will be signing copies of "The Great Picture: Making the World's Largest Photograph" on April 26. See our calendar for details.


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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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Il Fornaio Cooking Class

Apr 26, Il Fornaio

Address: Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
Times: 12pm
Phone: (703) 437-5544
Admission: $45 per guest
Includes a 3-course lunch with wine and recipes.

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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.

Little Pretzels: Kids & Family Yoga Class

Apr 26, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30am
Contact: Jammin Java-Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: 4-Kid Four Pack for $25 / Per Child GA $8
Grab your wee ones and head on down to Jammin Java on Saturday April 26th so that your children can try out yoga in a fun and safe environment. Through interactive games, songs, stories and self-expression, your child(ren) will get to experience the many benefits of this ancient practice. Dancing Mind's instructors bring an animated spirit to each class while laying the foundation for strength, flexibility,coordination and self-control. Appropriate for children of various ages and skill levels, you can expect your children to have a fun filled time that encourages health and wellness. As an added bonus for the adults at the event, Dancing Mind will be handing out FREE week passes to our studio (Yoga+Crossfit+Cycle) in downtown Falls Church so that moms and dads can experience our studio as well. "It's not just fitness. It's a lifestyle."

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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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Emilia-Romagna Wine Dinner

Apr 27, Il Fornaio

Address: Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
Times: 6pm
Phone: (703) 437-5544
Admission: $65 per guest
5-course dinner paired with wines.

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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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International Jazz Day Concert with Mason Jazz

Apr 30, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, Virginia
Times: 8pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and FREE for Mason students with a valid Mason ID
In honor of International Jazz Day and Jazz Appreciation Month, George Mason University's School of Music and Mason Jazz Studies will host an International Jazz Day Concert with Mason Jazz on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall at George Mason University's Center for the Arts in Fairfax.

In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day, an event that is chaired by UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova and legendary jazz artist Herbie Hancock. According to the International Jazz Day website, the event "brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication."

This stellar concert celebrating this uniquely American genre will feature the Mason Jazz Ensemble performing under the direction of Jim Carroll, along with the Jazz Workshop Big Band led by Rick Parrell, Jazz Combos led by Wade Beach, Traditional Jazz Ensemble led by Dave Robinson, Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble led by Joe McCarthy and Steel Pan Ensemble led by Victor Provost.


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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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Rock the Block at Woodland Park Crossing

May 1 - Jul 3, Woodland Park Crossing

Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday
Address: 12960 Highland Crossing Drive, Herndon, VA
Times: 5 pm - 7 pm
Phone: (703) 476-9377
Admission: Free
Celebrate summertime with Rock the Block at Woodland Park Crossing on the first Thursdays of May, June, and July, from 5 until 7 pm. Admission is free, and all are welcome to bring chairs and picnic blankets to set up on the pavement and enjoy live pop, rock, and country music on the streets. A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase. Finnegan’s will extend their patio during Rock the Block, and Woodland Crossing Drive will be closed to traffic. Keep informed about the latest happenings via Facebook and Twitter @ShopAtWoodland. Rock the Block - Band Schedule: Thursday, May 1: Lloyd Dobler Effect – mainstream pop and modern rock Thursday, June 5: Levi Stephens – indie rock and soulful R&B Thursday, July 3: Shane Gamble – pop, country, Americana, indie rock

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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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Cinder-Rachella

May 2 - May 4, Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

Recurring daily
Address: 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA
Times: Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 11am; Sunday, 2pm
Contact: Dan
Phone: (703) 537-3000
Admission: $8-$12
The JCCNV Performing Arts Series, in partnership with First Draft, presents the world premiere of Cinder-Rachella, a new musical adaptation which celebrates Jewish and Israeli culture through the eyes of the iconic fairytale Princess. The JCCNV commissioned the new work from Leslie A. Kobylinski (book and lyrics) and Alvin Smithson (music). Directed by Amy McWilliams. Set in a magical Jewish summer camp, a naïve young girl is teased and called Cinder-Rachella. Her only comfort is a book that contains the hopes and dreams of her father (What Will Be). Athletic camp counselor David bounds on the scene and is smitten by Cinder-Rachella, who has no interest in him or his silly antics. Through a series of magical interventions by a stranger, Cinder-Rachella helps David understand his potential and the two dream of being pioneers in the Promised Land. Written for children, with plenty of laughs built in for adults. Funded in part by the Arts Council of Fairfax County, supported by Fairfax County.

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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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The British Are Coming!

May 2 - May 4, Gunston Hall

Recurring daily
Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 9:30am - 3:30pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Regular admission. $25 Family Admission.

Join us for a Revolutionary War weekend at Gunston Hall. See skirmishes between the British and Continentals, visit the encampments, and review the troops with Col. Mason. See independence won! Visit http://www.7vr.org for more details.

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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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Art Guild of Clifton Plein Air Painting Event

May 3, Town of Clifton

Recurring every 2 days
Address: Town Limits, Clifton, VA
Times: Saturday, 8am to 5pm; Sunday, 8am to 3 pm
Contact: Chuck Rusnak
Phone: (703) 830-8466
Admission: $30; Free for members of the Art Guild

The Art Guild of Clifton will hold its Spring Plein Air Competition on Saturday and Sunday, May 3 & 4, 2014 within the town limits of Clifton, VA. Schedule: May 3 - 8am/stamping of medium at the Red Caboose, paint through dusk. May 4 - Paint from dawn to 3pm (submit paintings for judging). Judging will take place at the CBA Barn (paintings framed and displayed on own easels). Awards ceremony will take place Sunday, May 4 at 4pm at the CBA Barn. 1st Place receives $150, 2nd Place receives $100, and 3rd Place receives $75. People's Choice receives gift certificate to local restaurant. All artists are invited to submit works from this event to the AGC Exhibition/Sale on May 25-26 at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum.


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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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"Chapter Two"

May 4, Reston Community Center

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Rd, Reston, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 476-4500
Admission: $20 adults; $17 seniors and students
George, a recent widower is having a hard time handling the dating game. After being set up on a series of wildly unsuccessful blind dates, his younger brother, Leo, introduces him to a "keeper"... but Jennie has her own hesitation (and outspoken opinions!) about dipping her toes into the dating pool again. It's a bumpy (hilarious!) road but George and Jennie find happiness the second time around. Whimsical, snappy dialogue, a Simon trademark, is mixed with real-life emotions that will leave you smiling as you leave the theatre.

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French.

Written by Neil Simon.

Directed by Adam Konowe, and Produced by Bea & Jerry Morse. 


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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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The Carnivalesque Roadshow: a spectacle of Burlesque, Circus & Sideshow

May 4, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 8pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $20
Harkening back to a bygone era of dust bowl circuses & traveling sideshows, The Carnivalesque Roadshow stars international cabaret legend ARMITAGE SHANKS, The Carny Preacher, Burlesque Hall of Fame's 2012 "King of Boylesque" RUSSELL BRUNER, "Baltimore's Sicilian Queen" MARIA BELLA, Sideshow phenom SWAMI YOMAHMI, vaudeville contortionist, juggler & magician JONATHAN BURNS, Performers in Burlesque Hall of Fame's "Best Troupe" The Peek-a-Boo Revue, Richmond's own KELLI LIMONE and CHERRY BOMB, the burlesque delights of Gilded Lily's GIGI HOLLIDAY, "The Ambassador of Skin" CHERIE SWEETBOTTOM, as well as buxom beauties, VALERIA VOXX and MOURNA HANDFUL, and handsome hunks plying their trade at the Carnivalesque Cooch Tent & along Mab's Mobile Midway.

Far more than your run-of-the-mill burlesque or nightclub event, The Carnivalesque Roadshow offers an immersive experience into the enticing world of acrobats, freaks, roustabouts, barkers, dandies and women of questionable virtue.

Try your hand at games of skill on the Midway!
Be shocked & amazed by oddities inside our "Ten-In-One" with sideshow poster art by James Taylor !
Witness the libidinous temptations of the dance of forbidden vice!
Hear dark tales of extraordinary madness whispered into the ears of fallen maidens! Thrill to lithe sensuality of aerial artistry and athletic aplomb!
Enjoy the twist & turns of flexible comedic contortion!

Step Right Up! All who enter will be transformed!

18 and up to enter. VALID ID required.


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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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Brad Corrigan (of Dispatch)

May 7, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Jammin Java-Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $18-$22
Brad Corrigan is a creative visionary, living a unique and traveled life. As member of the indie band, Dispatch, he has played and sold out some of the most storied venues across the United States including Madison Square Garden, Red Rocks, Red Bull Arena, the Boston Garden, and Radio City. A dynamic solo artist and communicator, through film, photography, and music, Brad’s innate kindness touches those around him and inspires hope. Regardless of the medium, he is committed to creating and sharing stories with art that shine light, raise awareness, and inspire action. Brad believes in social justice and is an advocate for many causes and communities. He is the founder and president of Love Light & Melody, a non-profit organization dedicated to battling physical, emotional and spiritual effects of extreme poverty. The Colorado native believes humility, generosity, and relentless love can turn any tide... And speaking of, he also loves to surf.

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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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Annandale: Past, Present, and Future

May 8, Juke Box Diner

Address: 7039 John Marr Drive, Annandale, VA
Times: Noon to 1:30 PM
Contact: The Chamber Office
Phone: (703) 256-7232
Admission: $20 Chamber member / $25 Non member-RSVP by May 7th
The Annandale Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Presentation: Annandale: Past, Present, and Future May 8th: The Present and Future” Speaker and Program: Jeffrey Levine AIA AICP, of Levine Design Studio, will discuss ideas for the revitalization of downtown Annandale, including a proposal for reclaiming the Historic Town Center. Mr. Levine will present Urban Design Quick Fixes, which could help improve the appearance of Annandale's Business District while awaiting redevelopment. In addition, Westwood College students will present significant contributions they made to this design concept. More information about the project is available at www.annandalechamber.com under Our Community/Revitalization

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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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VMFA Lecture Series: Berthe Morisot and the Impressionist Image of Women

May 8, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 7:00pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $10
Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for the VMFA lecture on Berthe Morisot presented by Jeffrey Allison, the Paul Mellon Collection Educator and Statewide Programs Coordinator of the VMFA. "It is important to express oneself … provided the feelings are real and are taken from your own experience." – Berthe Morisot Berthe Morisot was a woman of extraordinary talents who carved a career for herself out of the male-dominated art world of 19th century Paris. She was one of only a few women who exhibited with both the Paris Salon and the highly influential and innovative Impressionists. Morisot’s art depicts the world of the bourgeoisie: their clothes, their lifestyle, their surroundings, and their relationships. Through her unusual talent, the modern viewer can see the essence of quotidian life for the rising middle class of 19th century Paris. For tickets and information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/visual-arts/vmfa-lecture-series-berthe-morisot-and-impressionist-image-women

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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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The Legwarmers

May 9 - May 10, The State Theatre

Recurring daily
Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9:30pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $18
Washington DC's Premier 80's Tribute Band.
Judging from the huge response we get every time they're here, a lot of you find the same guilty pleasure we do in reliving the 80s. The big hair. The lacy ankle socks. And the music! You thought it was a forgettable decade, but the Legwarmers (great accessory, great band name) will make you remember each and every hit. Come out and Safety Dance like it's 1985.

Ages: 21+ to enter. VALID ID required
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"The Princess and the Pea" presented live, on-stage!

May 10 - Jun 14, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 1:00 PM
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $12
Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for a live, on-stage presentation of the "Princess and the Pea", presented by Pandemonium Theatrical Productions. An original musical adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. The musical will be presented every Saturday from May 10th to June 14th. The Prince cannot find a Princess that he truly loves, and so starts the unraveling retelling of a strange tradition, a dastardly plot to take over the kingdom and mysterious cast of characters each with their own agenda! Plenty of songs help tell the story and lots of laughs for kids and adults alike! Running time 75 minutes with one intermission, appropriate for all ages. For tickets and information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/performing-arts/childrens-theatre-princess-and-pea

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"Virginia Architecture"

May 10, Fairfax Museum

Address: 10209 Main St, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 385-8414
Admission: Free
Margaret Hancock, from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, will discuss architecture in Virginia, highlighting the traveling exhibition "Virginia Architecture" at the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center. Then join a guided walking tour highlighting the architecture of buildings in the Old Town Fairfax National Register Historic District. 

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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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Exhibition on Korean American Pop Art at the Workhouse Arts Center

May 10 - Jun 22, 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 an Exhibition on Korean American Pop Art. Curated by Julie Jungsil Lee, Ph.D., an adjunct professor at Towson University, MD and Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington DC, the exhibition will run from May 10th to June 22nd. This exhibit features Korean American artists living in the Greater Washington DC area, part of the Han-Mee Artists Association, who are exploring the resonating history of Pop Art. Han-Mee artists actively engage with a wide range of subjects related to the reality of contemporary popular culture in the view of postmodern. They embrace subjects such as consumer goods, cartoon characters, fashion, sci-fi films, pop music, and cyber worlds that make up the present popular culture. This multifaceted nature of Korean contemporary Pop Art has not yet been substantially examined and exhibited, especially on the ground of American popular culture. The Workhouse is proud to be among the first art galleries to offer an exhibit on Korean American Pop Art. The public opening reception will be on May 10th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The event is free to the public and no tickets are required. For more information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/visual-arts/korean-american-pop

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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 Annandale Hospital Bed Race

May 10, John Marr Drive

Address: 7039 John Marr Drive, Annandale, VA
Times: 10am -12pm
Contact: Ellen Head
Phone: (703) 359-4306
Admission: No admission for spectators
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. Watch short video at www.annandalechamber.com to see the fun.

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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

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the culmination of the War of 1812. Almost forgotten in history, portions of the war were fought in our own backyard. The British burned a good portion of Washington, D.C. in August 1814 and sailed into Baltimore harbor and attacked Ft. McHenry in September.

On Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., Sully Historic Site hosts an event to celebrate the victory over Great Britain in America's Second War for Independence. A character interpreter portraying Dolley Madison will greet visitors and discuss the dramatic events in Washington and her daring escape from the White House with the famous Gilbert Stuart painting of George Washington. Steven Vogel, Washington Post writer, will talk about his new book Through the Perilous Fight. Following the talk at noon, author Vogel will sign copies of his book.

Live music was an important part of people's lives before radio, CDs and iPods. Ships Company Chanteymen will perform popular ballads, military tunes, sea chanteys and tavern songs that were well-known to working folks and gentry alike.

Hear the story of the Star Spangled Banner - a national symbol - and the 1814 battle that inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the poem that became our national anthem. Learn how to properly fold a flag.

See soldiers drill with muskets as they prepare for battle. Play games of the period and stop by the open hearth kitchen to learn about early 19th century foods. Tour the 1794 home of Richard Bland Lee, northern Virginia's first congressman and friend of President James Madison. After the burning of Washington, President Madison appointed Lee as a commissioner to address claims of those who lost property during the British attack.

No reservations are required and the cost is $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and children. This event is supported by the Sully Foundation, Ltd. For information call 703-437-1794.

 


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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 at Gunston Hall

May 11, Gunston Hall

Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Regular admission. Mothers and grandmothers free.

Enjoy a visit to the historic Mansion where tours will highlight the roles of women at leisure in the Mansion and at labor in the hearth kitchen.


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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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7th Annual Workhouse Arts Golf Classic

May 15, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 8:30am
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $150
Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA our 7th Annual Workhouse Arts Golf Classic held at Laurel Hill Golf Course on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Last year, 80 golfers participated, and almost $40,000 was raised to support the programs of the Workhouse Arts Center. Everyone went home happy, especially the teams from Lindsay Cars, The Anderson Co. and Vulcan Materials Co., who were the 1st through 3rd place finishers. Of the 20 teams on the course, eleven finished at 8 under par or better! Entrance Fee: $150 per golfer For sponsorship opportunities please contact Nicole Franklin at NicoleFranklin@WorkHouseArts.org , (703) 584-2908 For information or to Register by email contact Kevin Peck KevinPeck@WorkHouseArts.org , or (703) 584-2929 For more information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/general-events/7th-annual-workhouse-arts-golf-classic

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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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$5 Comedy Night

May 16, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $5
$5 COMEDY NIGHT! Local comics. Only $5.

featuring Chelsea Shorte, Natalie McGill, Jheisson Nunez, Chris Milner and Jose Sanchez. Hosted by Tyler Richardson.

18 and up to enter. VALID ID required.


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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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Everybody Eats: Foodways of the Upper & Lower Sorts During the Late 18th Century

May 16 - May 18, Gunston Hall

Recurring daily
Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Additional registration fees apply. Light breakfast & box lunch included.

Learn about the food produced and consumed by the gentry, common folk and the enslaved in Colonial Virginia at Gunston Hall through presentations and hands-on workshops. Visit http://www.boicehistorieacademie.com/ for more details. Additional registration fees apply. Light breakfast and box lunch included. Reservations required. Mansion tour included.


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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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The 16th Annual Ride of the Patriots® Celebration Weekend

May 23 - May 26, Fairfax Blvd to the Pentagon

Recurring daily
Address: 9739 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
The 16th Annual Ride of the Patriots® to Rolling Thunder® XXVII is the largest open ride to Rolling Thunder. Traditionally, nearly 5000 motorcycles have joined the Ride of the Patriots to remember and honor those in uniform who serve bravely to protect our nation and our liberty. The ride orgininates from Patriot Harley-Davidson in the City of Fairfax and has become the signature event for the Fairfax, VA Chapter. The community continues to work cooperatively with this event to bring a safer, more enjoyable and more meaningful event to everyone involved.
The event also provides an organized staging area and safe trip for riders to the Pentagon and Rolling Thunder.

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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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Memorial Day Commemoration

May 24, Antietam National Battlefield Park

Address: 5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, MD
Times: Time Varies
Phone: (301) 432-5124
Admission: See website

Watch one of the oldest, continuous Memorial Day parades in the Town of Sharpsburg followed by a commemoration held in the National Cemetery


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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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Special Naturalization Ceremony

May 24, Gunston Hall

Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 11am - 1pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Free admission and mansion tours until 1pm.

Gunston Hall, in partnership with the Washington District Office of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, invites you to celebrate with naturalization candidates as they become U.S. citizens. Sponsored by the NSCDA, DC Society.


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Sunset Celebration at Mount Vernon

May 24 - May 25, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 6pm - 9pm
Admission: Adults, $19; Children (6-11), $13. Free for children 5 and under.

Mount Vernon invites visitors to an unforgettable evening experience! Sunset Celebration at Mount Vernon, an event over Memorial Day weekend, offers a rare opportunity to visit Mount Vernon after the daytime crowds have departed. Visitors may take evening tours of the Mansion, relax and enjoy wine and desserts available for purchase, and delight in 18th-century music, dancing, games, and wagon rides. Stroll the lantern-lit grounds from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and immerse yourself in the 18th century as the sun sets on the plantation and costumed residents like the charming "Lady Washington" and her granddaughter "Nelly" interact with visitors. Watch as costumed interpreters demonstrate the 18th-century chocolate-making process using an authentic colonial recipe!


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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!
18 and up to enter. VALID ID required.

 

 

 

 


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ViVa! Vienna! Festival

May 24 - May 26, Historic Vienna

Recurring daily
Address: 245 Maple Ave W, Vienna, VA
Times: Saturday & Sunday 10am-10pm; Monday 10am-6pm
Phone: (703) 255-4742
Admission: Free to attend; Food and Rides cost extra
ViVa! Vienna! - a family and community oriented celebration of Memorial Day and the greater Vienna Community spirit.  Amusement rides, food, crafts, vendors and entertainment - fun for all ages!  Vendors include handcraft artisans, retail vendors, professionals, political parties and candidates, and community and non-profit organizations.  50,000 guests and over 300 vendors.  100% of proceeds go to charitable, community and humanitarian organizations.

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Art Guild of Clifton Art Exhibit ans Sale

May 25, Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

Recurring every 2 days
Address: 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station, VA
Times: Sunday, 1-8pm & wine tasting, 5-8pm; Monday, 12-4pm
Contact: Chuck Rusnak
Phone: (703) 830-8466
Admission: $35; free for members of the Art Guild

The Art Guild of Clifton will hold its Memorial Day Art Exhibit and Sale on May 25 & 26, 2014 at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. The theme will be Virginia Crossroads and the subject is "Reflecting the history, architecture, flora and fauna, and landscapes of Northern Virginia." Set up begins Saturday May 24th at 7pm. Mediums will include Mixed, All Painting Media, Photography, Jewelry, Fiber Arts, etc. Painted pieces will be limited to five (5) with finished edge, gallery framed, hangable. Submit photos of painting examples by May 1 with expected dimensions to email address above. Artists are expected to attend for some portion of the event to be available to the public.


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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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Wolf Trap Summer Blast Off!

May 25, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: Free
The park for performing arts kicks off the summer season with a free performance by the U.S. Marine Band followed by fireworks. The Filene Center gates open at 6:30 p.m. Arrive early because the park closes once capacity is reached.

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"Hold Ourselves in Readiness" Memorial Day Celebration

May 26, Gunston Hall

Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 9:30am - 5pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Regular admission. $25 family admission. Free for active military personnel, veterans and their families.

George Mason created the Fairfax Independent Militia to protect the rights of local citizens. Mansion tours highlight Mason's role in securing Virginia's independence.


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Alexandria Memorial Day Jazz Festival

May 26, Waterfront Park

Address: 1 Prince Street, Alexandria, Va
Times: 1pm - 7pm
Admission: Free
The annual event features big band, swing, and contemporary jazz music. Picnics are allowed and food and beverages will also be for sale. In case of inclement weather, the festival will be relocated to the Lee Center's Kauffman Auditorium, 1108 Jefferson St. Admission is free.

Falls Church Memorial Day Parade and Festival

May 26, City Hall

Address: 300 Park Ave, Falls Church, VA
Times: 9am - 5pm
Phone: (703) 248-5077
Admission: Free
This day includes a 3K fun run, Veterans Ceremony, crafts, civic and food booths, games, pony rides, and much more. For information call 703-248-5178. 

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Memorial Ceremonies

May 26, Downtown DC - National Mall

Address: National Mall, Washington, DC
Times: Various
Admission: FREE
Many Washington, DC landmarks and memorials will hold special wreath laying ceremonies or other memorial ceremonies throughout the day. Some of these spots include the Navy Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the World War II Memorial, the Air Force Memorial, etc. 

Memorial Day Ceremony

May 26, Memorial Amphitheater

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

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


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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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National Memorial Day Parade

May 26, Downtown DC

Address: Constitution Avenue & 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC
Times: 2:00 p.m.
The National Memorial Day Parade was launched in 2005 by the American Veterans Center in Washington, D.C. In each subsequent year, the parade has grown in both size and scope. Since 2008, the parade has been televised and broadcast live to our troops stationed around the globe. It is the largest Memorial Day event in the nation; a testament to the public's desire to honor those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom on this sacred day.

On Monday, May 26, 2014, the National Memorial Day Parade will commence at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Streets, NW. It will proceed west down Constitution, past the White House, ending at 17th Street. Participants will pass by the nation's monuments, museums, and hundreds of thousands of spectators waving their flags and cheering for our country's heroes - the men and women who wear the uniform of our armed forces.

From the American Revolution up to present day conflicts, the Parade will commemorate the American spirit and the sacrifices of those Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who serve so we can live in the Land of the Free. The parade will include floats, high school marching bands, veterans, service members, local and national celebrities, service organizations and clubs, and much more!

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National Memorial Day Concert

May 27, West Lawn of the United States Capitol

Address: First St. NW, Washington, DC
Times: 8pm
Admission: Free
PBS sponsors a free concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The concert features actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, and other guest artists along with the National Symphony Orchestra.

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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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Celebrating Our Children's Creativity: "A Reggio Exhibit"

May 29 - Jun 15, Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

Recurring daily
Address: 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA
Admission: Free

The JCCNV Early Childhood Services department presents, "A Reggio Exhibit," which showcases the special philosophy of teaching art being used by the program. Beginning in Reggio, Italy after WWII, and based on the ideas that children have a say in the direction of their learning, children use all their senses, relating to each other and the exploration of materials, and by being encouraged with endless ways of expressing themselves. A large part of the philosophy centers on the use of art and materials.

The Early Childhood Learning Center's (ECLC) annual exhibit of children's work from the 2013-2014 school year focuses on long-term topic studies from classes ranging from infants to four-year-olds, showcasing the projects that come out of the Atelier (workshop). The ECLC's modernized "Atelier method" is a variant of fine art instruction taking place in an inviting art room that provides a wonderful place for children to explore their creative side under the guidance of our professional artist, Sarah D. Samuels Vejvoda, Atelierista.


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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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Engine #62 Trackless Train Rides at Lake Fairfax

May 31 - Jun 1, Lake Fairfax Park

Recurring daily
Address: 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston, VA
Phone: (703) 471-5416
Admission: $3/person

Hit the pool and hitch a ride this summer at Lake Fairfax Park. Combine a trip to the Water Mine with a ride on Engine #62 of ResOURces Railroad. The Fairfax County Park Authority's trackless train will be running at Lake Fairfax Park on the second weekend of June, July, and August. It will also make special runs at the park May 31, June 1, and July 4. Rides will be $3 person. Engine 62 is used by the Park Authority's Resource Management Division to interpret county parks and resources during fun rides through parks. 

The Water Mine waterpark opens Saturday, May 24. 


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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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Salvador Dali: The Sculpture Collection (Opening Premiere Event)

May 31, Wentworth Gallery

Address: 1807 U. International Drive, McLean, Virginia
Times: 6-9pm
Contact: Wentworth Gallery
Phone: (703) 833-0111
Admission: Free
Wentworth Galleries (www.wentworthgallery.com) one of the country’s most prestigious fine art galleries, is honored to announce its premiere presentation of Salvador Dali: The Sculpture Collection. The collection is on exhibition and available for acquisition beginning April 11 and extending through June 15, 2014 at Wentworth Gallery in McLean, Virginia, with a special Opening Premiere event on Saturday, May 31 from 6-9pm. This is a rare opportunity to attend the premiere presentation of the Collection, and to acquire these magnificent sculptures in a limited edition. The exhibition is open and complimentary to the public. RSVP’S required at 703-833-0111.

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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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Amadeus Orchestra with Rachel Franklin, piano

Jun 1, 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 Rachel Franklin, piano Glinka: Overture to "Russlan and Ludmilla" Beethoven: Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 (Reformation) There will be a pre-concert lecture 45 minutes before the concert. A reception will follow the concert.

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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.

Christy Hartman Myers Writing Workshop

Jun 7, Gunston Hall

Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 8:45am - 3:30pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: $15

For 4th & 5th grade aspiring authors. Students observe a scene depicting George Mason's return from the Philadelphia Convention. They look at that scene through the eyes of a journalist, a historian, a poet, a novelist, and an illustrator. Experts in each of these fields will guide the participants in creating their own stories and illustrations. Snacks, lunch, and art supplies are provided.

Registration opens January 5 for one of the 36 spaces. Cost is $15. Call Gunston Hall at 703-550-9220 for more information.

 


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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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"World War II: D-Day through the Battle of the Bulge"

Jun 8, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 591-0560
Admission: Free
This special program will mark the 70th Anniversary of the successful invasion by the United States and allied forces of Nazi-occupied France on June 6, 1944. Local historian, author, and filmmaker Jim Lewis will give an illustrated presentation incorporating a "Now & Then" theme weaving in several World War II movie classics and television programs.

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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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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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Summer Concert Series: The United States Air Force Airmen of Note and Air Force Strings

Jun 8, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Address: 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA
Times: 6pm - 7pm
Admission: Free
Our popular summer concert series is back! Bring your friends and family for a free performance on the Museum's north lawn. Each concert stars an energetic ensemble from the U.S. military or the local community. No tickets are required and parking is free after 4:00 pm. Blankets are encouraged; lawn chairs and picnic snacks permitted but may not be brought inside the Museum. Concerts will be held inside if it rains.

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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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Gabriel Kahane

Jun 9, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Jammin Java - Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $12-$15
Gabriel Kahane is a songwriter, singer, pianist, composer, devoted amateur cook, guitarist, and occasional banjo player. This year, he made his recital debut at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall in a program devoted to his music. As a songwriter, he’s released two albums, most recently the critically acclaimed "Where are the Arms," hailed by the New York Times for its “extravagant poise and emotional intelligence.” As a composer of concert works, Kahane has been commissioned by, among others, Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, American Composers Orchestra, Kronos Quartet, The Caramoor Festival, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, with whom Gabriel toured this spring performing "Gabriel’s Guide to the 48 States," a nearly hour-long cycle on texts from the WPA American Guide Series.

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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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Matt Wertz

Jun 12, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $20
It has been three years since his last full-length release, but when you take his relentless touring schedule, a breakup with his major label, a new deal with Nettwerk and the trials and tribulations of life into account, the ever-so-charming singer-songwriter gets a pass. In fact, it’s these experiences that have helped shaped the inspired songs on Wertz’s new album, WEIGHTS & WINGS, and by that rationale, it was worth every bit of the wait. All of the songs on Wertz’s new album are tied to relationships, and each track delves into what the singer has learned about himself and others during that last few years. More than ever, the reflective songwriter has his heart on his sleeve, and Weights & Wings is the very incarnation of that lifeline. This year, Wertz will head back on the road to reconnect with his fans and share the songs he’s worked so hard on. His hope is that listeners will be able to identify with his music, and find a “windows down, sing along at the top of your lungs” quality about the album, too.

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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.

There will be live musical performances and special events at dozens of local businesses.


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12th Annual SENIOR Senior Prom

Jun 14, St. Joseph's Hall

Address: 750 Peachtree St., Herndon, VA 22022
Times: 2pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 904-8528
Admission: Free! Donations appreciated.
The Rotary Clubs of Herndon and Reston present the 12th Annual SENIOR Senior Prom on June 14, 2014 from 2-4pm. All are welcome aged 50 years or better. Wear prom attire or beach wear! The Prom will feature the Loudoun Jazz Ensemble and the Gottaswing Dancers Dancers. Please RSVP to Oliver Chiropractic and Acupuncture at 703-904-8528 by June 11. Transportation will be provided if needed.

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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Engine #62 Trackless Train Rides at Lake Fairfax

Jun 14 - Jun 15, Lake Fairfax Park

Recurring daily
Address: 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston, VA
Phone: (703) 471-5416
Admission: $3/person

Hit the pool and hitch a ride this summer at Lake Fairfax Park. Combine a trip to the Water Mine with a ride on Engine #62 of ResOURces Railroad. The Fairfax County Park Authority's trackless train will be running at Lake Fairfax Park on the second weekend of June, July, and August. It will also make special runs at the park May 31, June 1, and July 4. Rides will be $3 person. Engine 62 is used by the Park Authority's Resource Management Division to interpret county parks and resources during fun rides through parks. 

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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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George Mason Day

Jun 14, Gunston Hall

Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 12pm - 5pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Free admission for all.

This day will commemorate the June 1776 ratification of Mason's Virginia Declaration of Rights. Join the color guard in procession to Mason's tomb for a wreath laying; listen to distinguished speakers; savor samples from the hearth kitchen; and converse with characters from the past.

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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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Father's Day at Gunston Hall

Jun 15, Gunston Hall

Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Regular admission. Fathers and grandfathers free.

Enjoy a visit to the historic Mansion where tours will highlight the role of George Mason as both patriot and widower parent to nine children.


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An Evening with Kawehi

Jun 17, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Jammin Java-Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $12-$15
The singer, who lives in Lawrence, Kansas has become something of an Internet celebrity. It’s all due to a video of her that made the rounds in which the multi-instrumentalist, all by her lonesome, covers Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” brilliantly using loops, effects, and a mini-keyboard. “It was seriously just a one-take, practice-run kind of a deal...which is really crazy,” the native Hawaiian told ELLE.com of the viral video which has been watched nearly one million times.

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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.

Come get mummified. It'll blow you away. You won't regret it.


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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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Ben Folds

Jun 25, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182, Vienna, VA
Times: 8:15 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25-$60
Front man of Ben Folds Five and judge of NBC’s The Sing-Off showcases his new piano concerto and orchestral arrangements of pop hits with the National Symphony Orchestra

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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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Barbarellesque: A burlesque tribute to great movie classic, Barbarella

Jun 28, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $17 advance/ $20 day of show
Step into the 41st century with this out-of-the-world burlesque production of Barbarella. A fully scripted performance follows the film's delightfully cheesy plot and dialogue. But wait! Barbarellesque adds even more sexy with it's anti-gravity striptease, song and dance! This is more than a themed show, this is fantasy coming true, with not one, but FOUR Barbarellas! Strap in, strap on, and enjoy the ride!

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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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Summer Concert Series: The United States Navy Band, The Commodores

Jun 29, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Address: 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA
Times: 6pm - 7pm
Admission: Free
Our popular summer concert series is back! Bring your friends and family for a free performance on the Museum's north lawn. Each concert stars an energetic ensemble from the U.S. military or the local community. No tickets are required and parking is free after 4:00 pm. Blankets are encouraged; lawn chairs and picnic snacks permitted but may not be brought inside the Museum. Concerts will be held inside if it rains.

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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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Engine #62 Trackless Train Rides at Lake Fairfax

Jul 4, Lake Fairfax Park

Address: 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston, VA
Phone: (703) 471-5416
Admission: $3/person

Hit the pool and hitch a ride this summer at Lake Fairfax Park. Combine a trip to the Water Mine with a ride on Engine #62 of ResOURces Railroad. The Fairfax County Park Authority's trackless train will be running at Lake Fairfax Park on the second weekend of June, July, and August. It will also make special runs at the park May 31, June 1, and July 4. Rides will be $3 person. Engine 62 is used by the Park Authority's Resource Management Division to interpret county parks and resources during fun rides through parks. 

The Water Mine waterpark opens Saturday, May 24. 


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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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Counting Crows with Special Guest Toad The Wet Sprocket

Jul 5, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182, Vienna, VA
Times: 7 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $35-$55
Fall “Accidentally in Love” with a melodic alternative lineup headed by “one of the finest American rock bands of the past 20 years.”—The Washington Post

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Jam Band Fan Night

Jul 5, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 8pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $10 advance / $13 day of show
Jam Band Fan Night! Featuring jam bands from the DC/MD/VA area. Line-up coming soon...

18 & up to enter. VALID ID required.


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American Idol Live! Tour 2014

Jul 6, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $30-$70
You loved them on prime time, now see them live! The top 10 finalists from this season come together again for a star-studded showcase of crowd-pleasing songs.

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Summer Concert Series: The United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants

Jul 6, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Address: 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA
Times: 6pm - 7pm
Admission: Free
Our popular summer concert series is back! Bring your friends and family for a free performance on the Museum's north lawn. Each concert stars an energetic ensemble from the U.S. military or the local community. No tickets are required and parking is free after 4:00 pm. Blankets are encouraged; lawn chairs and picnic snacks permitted but may not be brought inside the Museum. Concerts will be held inside if it rains.

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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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Rewind America 2014

Jul 8, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25-$50
An all-star lineup of ’80s New Wave, punk, and rock ’n’ roll hit makers who helped define an era! Performers include: The Go-Go's Scandal feat. Patty Smyth The Motels feat. Martha Davis Cutting Crew Naked Eyes feat. Pete Byrne

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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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Engine #62 Trackless Train Rides at Lake Fairfax

Jul 12 - Jul 13, Lake Fairfax Park

Recurring daily
Address: 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston, VA
Phone: (703) 471-5416
Admission: $3/person

Hit the pool and hitch a ride this summer at Lake Fairfax Park. Combine a trip to the Water Mine with a ride on Engine #62 of ResOURces Railroad. The Fairfax County Park Authority's trackless train will be running at Lake Fairfax Park on the second weekend of June, July, and August. It will also make special runs at the park May 31, June 1, and July 4. Rides will be $3 person. Engine 62 is used by the Park Authority's Resource Management Division to interpret county parks and resources during fun rides through parks. 

The Water Mine waterpark opens Saturday, May 24. 


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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!"

18 and up to enter. VALID ID required.

 


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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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Jennifer Nettles

Jul 13, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25-$50
Grammy-winning country pop queen of Sugarland fame carries her powerful voice and honest lyrics into the solo spotlight

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Sara Bareilles

Jul 14, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25-$60
“Brave” singer/songwriter infuses her piano-based pop rock with sincerity and moxie from breakthrough “Love Song” to romantic ballad “I Choose You”

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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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The Fray with Barcelona and Oh Honey

Jul 16, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25-$75
Piano-driven pop rock quartet with impassioned smash hits including “How to Save a Life” and “Over My Head”

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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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The Paper Kites

Jul 18, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA
Times: 8:00pm
Contact: Jammin Java-Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $12-$15
The Paper Kites success to this point has been a combination of the traditional route of hard work on the road, combined with the power of online “word of mouth”. The band have developed a very solid live audience by making sure each and every show holds nothing back in terms of honesty and emotion, They have toured extensively throughout Australia having sold out two national headline tours of their own while also winning over audiences as the support for the likes of Boy & Bear and Josh Pyke, Online the band have proven to be somewhat of a phenomena. Fans from all over the world have embraced them via social media and their DYI style videos for the songs Featherstone and Bloom have had over 3 million combined views on Youtube thus far. The first video shot for “Young North” for the track “A maker Of My Time” has already had nearly 30,000 views on Youtube in just over a week. The one shot video was co-directed by the band and Jefferton James (Boy & Bear, Avalanche City) and was filmed in remote bushland on the border of NSW and Victoria. It’s a striking piece of work, so simple yet so emotionally affecting and joyous that it’s hard to watch without breaking into a smile.

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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
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $20 advance / $23 day of show

Often called "the world's greatest bar band," NRBQ are that rare group that's eclectic, stylistically innovative, and creatively ambitious while also sounding thoroughly unpretentious and accessible. At its best, NRBQ's music casually mixes up barrelhouse R&B, British Invasion pop, fourth-gear rockabilly, exploratory free jazz, and dozens of other flavors while giving it all a stomp-down rhythm that makes fans want to dance and expressing a sense of joy and easy good humor that comes straight from the heart. Over the course of a career that's lasted more than 40 years, the band has barely flirted with mainstream success, but has still earned a sizable, passionate cult of fans that includes Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Bonnie Raitt, Ira Kaplan, John Sebastian, and Dave Edmunds.

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Book signing, discussion by David Goetz - "The Post War Relationship between Mosby and Grant"

Jul 26, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 591-0560
Admission: Free
"Hell is being Republican in Virginia: The Post-War Relationship between John Singleton Mosby and Ulysses S. Grant" - David Goetz, owner and guide for Mosby's Confederacy Tours, will relate the powerful and mutually beneficial relationship that formed between former enemies Mosby and then-President Grant after the Civil War ended. Book sales and signings will follow the talk. 

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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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Summer Concert Series: Loudoun Jazz Ensemble

Jul 27, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Address: 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA
Times: 6pm - 7pm
Admission: Free
Our popular summer concert series is back! Bring your friends and family for a free performance on the Museum's north lawn. Each concert stars an energetic ensemble from the U.S. military or the local community. No tickets are required and parking is free after 4:00 pm. Blankets are encouraged; lawn chairs and picnic snacks permitted but may not be brought inside the Museum. Concerts will be held inside if it rains.

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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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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Jul 31, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $35-$65
Nimble-fingered Mexican guitar duo presents rhythmically supercharged instrumentals, with influences ranging from heavy metal to salsa

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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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Summer Concert Series: United States Air Force Band, Max Impact

Aug 3, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Address: 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA
Times: 6pm - 7pm
Admission: Free
Our popular summer concert series is back! Bring your friends and family for a free performance on the Museum's north lawn. Each concert stars an energetic ensemble from the U.S. military or the local community. No tickets are required and parking is free after 4:00 pm. Blankets are encouraged; lawn chairs and picnic snacks permitted but may not be brought inside the Museum. Concerts will be held inside if it rains.

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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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Classic Albums Live Presents: Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

Aug 8, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25-$45
World-class musicians take one giant leap through the entirety of Pink Floyd’s concept album and other hits from the seminal band.

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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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Engine #62 Trackless Train Rides at Lake Fairfax

Aug 9 - Aug 10, Lake Fairfax Park

Recurring daily
Address: 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston, VA
Phone: (703) 471-5416
Admission: $3/person

Hit the pool and hitch a ride this summer at Lake Fairfax Park. Combine a trip to the Water Mine with a ride on Engine #62 of ResOURces Railroad. The Fairfax County Park Authority's trackless train will be running at Lake Fairfax Park on the second weekend of June, July, and August. It will also make special runs at the park May 31, June 1, and July 4. Rides will be $3 person. Engine 62 is used by the Park Authority's Resource Management Division to interpret county parks and resources during fun rides through parks. 

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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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Jim Gaffigan

Aug 9, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $30-$60
Comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan finds humor in everyday oddities from the power of human laziness to the culinary calamity of Hot Pockets. Known for his trademark high-pitched inner voice, Gaffigan’s distinctly relatable cynicism and self-doubt have cemented him as a familiar face on talk shows, television series, and feature films alike.

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Peter Murphy

Aug 9, The State Theatre

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

 

 


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"The Battle of the White House on Belvoir Neck in 1814"

Aug 10, Fairfax Museum

Address: 10209 Main St, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 385-8414
Admission: Free
Join Historian and archaeologist Patrick O'Neill for an illustrated talk on a battle in August 1814 between American and British naval forces on the Potomac River near George Washington's Mount Vernon. 

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Gavin DeGraw & Matt Nathanson

Aug 10, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $30-$50
Irresistibly catchy and chart-topping jams by three princes of pop rock! Gavin DeGraw’s infectious mixture of blue-eyed soul vocals and energetic R&B-influenced songwriting have made him a pop rock mainstay with Top 40 hits like “Chariot,” “I Don’t Want To Be,” and “Not Over You.” Matt Nathanson rose from best-kept secret to platinum artist overnight when his hit single “Come On Get Higher” clued the pop music scene into his clever lyrics, breezy voice, and folk-friendly songs. Former Something Corporate frontman and Jack’s Mannequin mastermind Andrew McMahon brings his acoustic sensibility and warm pop-infused sound to the electronic frontier in his latest solo project.

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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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Nickel Creek & Josh Ritter

Aug 13, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $35-$50
“Hard-charging bluegrass with sweetly sung acoustic pop” (The New York Times) by a Grammy-winning trio and a singer/songwriter’s heartfelt Americana

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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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Jonny Lang

Aug 17, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 8pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $45
Sixteen years ago, at the age of 16, Jonny Lang found incredible success with the release of his major label debut album Lie To Me. Fame does not seem to have impacted him from being the same country farm boy from Fargo, ND who got his start in the local clubs of Minneapolis. He survived the passage of youth to adulthood, fell in love, began a family, and in the process passed through the life lessons we all endure. He has a keen sense of what he aims to achieve creatively, what music means to him, and is focused on the impact that his songs bring to the lives of those that encounter his repertoire. For Lang, with the release of Fight For My Soul, he is entering a chapter wherein he has found his true voice.

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Sarah Brightman

Aug 17, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $40-$85
The world’s best-selling soprano, a classical crossover superstar, and the originator of The Phantom of the Opera lead with a remarkable 3-octave vocal range

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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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Robyn + Royksopp

Aug 21, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $30-$55
Supercharged pop vocalist won’t be dancing on her own when she’s joined by a hypnotic synth duo for an electric evening of hard-hitting beats!

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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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"Civil War Balloon Corps"

Aug 23, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

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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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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The Band Perry

Aug 28, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $35-$60
Country-pop trio with a fiery rock ’n’ roll edge whose streak of No. 1 singles includes “If I Die Young” and “Better Dig Two”

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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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The Fresh Beat Band Live In Concert!

Aug 30, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 2 PM
Phone: 1877WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25-$50
It’s a “Great Day” to sing and dance “Just Like a Rockstar” with Kiki, Marina, Twist, and Shout from Nick Jr.’s sensational TV band!

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George Benson with Special Guest Andreas Varady

Aug 31, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25-$55
“On Broadway” icon, jazz guitarist, and silky-smooth singer jams on funky favorites ranging from pop to bebop

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Summer Concert Series: Quantico Marine Corps Rock Band

Aug 31, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Address: 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA
Times: 6pm - 7pm
Admission: Free
Our popular summer concert series is back! Bring your friends and family for a free performance on the Museum's north lawn. Each concert stars an energetic ensemble from the U.S. military or the local community. No tickets are required and parking is free after 4:00 pm. Blankets are encouraged; lawn chairs and picnic snacks permitted but may not be brought inside the Museum. Concerts will be held inside if it rains.

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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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Gipsy Kings with Special Guest Ole' Noys

Sep 4, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $35-$50
Get ready to rumba to the explosive guitar rhythms of flamenco’s reigning royal family!

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Cirque Dreams - Jungle Fantasy

Sep 5 - Sep 6, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Recurring daily
Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: Friday, 8 PM; Saturday, 7:30 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $25-$50
Animalistic acrobatics abound in a musical jungle adventure hailed as “the grandest circus spectacle east of Vegas.”—New York Magazine

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Live Wire - The Ultimate AC/DC Tribute

Sep 13, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $12 advance / $15 day of show
LIVE WIRE is the ultimate salute to the world's greatest rock n roll band.. AC/DC! Formed back in 2000 consiting of members of the very first AC/DC tribute band, LIVE WIRE has become the world's most recognized AC/DC tribute act, having performed on 3 continents around the world since their inception. LIVE WIRE is based out of the NEW YORK METRO area and is available for bookings WORLDWIDE. The band has performed live on XM Satellite radio, has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning News, have been acknowledged by AC/DC's Angus Young, and are the world's *ONLY* AC/DC Tribute band to be featured on AC/DC's official websites, Sony Music, AC/DC's official Youtube and Facebok pages, and AC/DC's only official documentary "AC/DC FANNATION".

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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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"Woodward and Lothrop: A Store Worthy of the Nation's Capital"

Sep 14, Fairfax Museum

Address: 10209 Main St, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 385-8414
Admission: Free
Talk and book signing by Michael J. Lisicky, who has chronicaled the story of "Woodies," the department store that opened in Washington, DC in 1887 and operated until 1995.

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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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"The War of 1812 in Fairfax"

Sep 20, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 12pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 591-0560
Admission: Free
In commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of local Fairfax citizens' military role with the Virginia Militias in 1814, Historic Blenheim will host a living history encampment of the 60th Virginia Militia, portrayals of local landowners, talks by historian Stuart Butler, author and reporter Steve Vogel, and period music by musician/musicologist David Hildebrand.

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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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"Taking Tea: Teatime Across the Centuries"

Oct 12, Fairfax Museum

Address: 10209 Main St, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 385-8415
Admission: $8/person.
Learn about the history of the tea drink and the tradition of taking tea as an afternoon snack or evening meal. Tastings of hot tea, scones, teacakes, and shortbread will follow the presentation. Fee is $8/person. Program is limited to 25 attendees. For reservations and to arrange payment, call 703-385-8415.

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

Oct 25, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

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

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Annandale Fall Festival and Parade

Oct 25, Safeway Shopping Center at Little River Center

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

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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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Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate)

Nov 1, Jammin Java

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

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

Nov 9, Fairfax Museum

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

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Veteran’s Day Observance

Nov 11, Town Green Herndon

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

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Veterans Day Ceremony

Nov 11, Memorial Amphitheater

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

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


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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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Brother Against Sister: Rape in the Civil War

Nov 22, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

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

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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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"Christmas in Camp" - Civil War Living History

Dec 7, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

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

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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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"Four Centuries of Virginia Christmases"

Dec 14, Fairfax Museum

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

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A Storybook Holiday Brunch

Dec 14, Herndon Community Center

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

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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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Phil Vassar and Lyndsey Highlander

Apr 18, Hylton Performing Arts Center

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

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











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Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel - "Popular Piano Classics"

Apr 19, Hylton Performing Arts Center

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

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












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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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South Lakes High School Jazz Dessert Concert

May 16, Reston Community Center

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Contact: Stacy Arshadi
Phone: (703) 715-0240
Admission: Adults $15, students $8, children 5 and under free with an adult
The 16th annual Jazz Dessert Concert features the South Lakes High School Jazz Hawks and the Langston Hughes Middle School Jazz Ensemble. Come out and enjoy a lively evening of jazz and delicious desserts to benefit the South Lakes Band Program. Tickets at the door or online at southlakesband.org. Adults $15, students $8, children 5 and under free with an adult. For more information please contact Stacy Arshadi at 703-715-0240 or arshadifamily@yahoo.com.

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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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